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Postby JaysFan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:13 pm

So I'm in a 16 team H2H redraft league with an insane amount of categories: Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Losses (L), Complete Games (CG), Shutouts (SHO), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

I have 2nd overall pick and really want to draft Brett Lawrie, and I know that because we are in Toronto he will be taken by the guy with 3rd overall pick when we come back for our 2nd round pick (yes we both feel he's worth 2nd round value in this format). My question is, is it worth it to trade to 4th overall so I can still draft a Kemp or Braun or Bautista at 4th and then grab Lawrie 2nd round? Or, do I keep my 2nd overall pick and take Cabrera or Pujols and then end up with a high end SP like Weaver or Haren in the 2nd round?
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:47 pm

I'd almost prefer 4th overall, but there's no way I'd be taking Lawrie in the second round unless you want to sacrifice a better team for a more fun team.
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Postby JaysFan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:51 pm

I can tell you right now this kid is going to be a monster, like we are talking Ryan Braun here. Don't believe me, I wouldn't expect it. But I'm telling you this in all honesty: HE IS AN UBER STUD AND YOU SHOULD HOP ON BOARD.
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Postby Element » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:53 pm

JaysFan wrote:I can tell you right now this kid is going to be a monster, like we are talking Ryan Braun here. Don't believe me, I wouldn't expect it. But I'm telling you this in all honesty: HE IS AN UBER STUD AND YOU SHOULD HOP ON BOARD.


Could it happen? Sure. He has the tools. But I'm not going to chance a 2nd round pick on a player with 150 big league at bats. Just because we don't live in Toronto doesn't mean that we haven't seen him play or know what he's capable of. I think that you must also consider that one option here is that your mind is clouded with homerism. If it were a league for just fun, as GF mentioned, sure. But I wouldn't think that you would need advice from strangers on what you consider fun. If you want a competitive team that it would be a wiser choice to play it safer with that selection. There are some pretty good players available in that 2nd round.
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Postby silverZ » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:50 am

Go with the 4th pick and let someone else overdraft Lawrie
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Re: Do I want 2nd overall or 4th overall? Hear me out as to

Postby JaysFan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:58 am

Why should I go with the 4th pick?
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Re: Do I want 2nd overall or 4th overall? Hear me out as to

Postby silverZ » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:02 am

I see a tier dropoff after the top 4.

Mcab
Pujols
Kemp
Braun

Take whoever is leftover and enjoy an earlier pick in the 2nd round.
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Re: Do I want 2nd overall or 4th overall? Hear me out as to

Postby Beeblebrox » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:54 am

silverZ wrote:I see a tier dropoff after the top 4.

Mcab
Pujols
Kemp
Braun

Take whoever is leftover and enjoy an earlier pick in the 2nd round.


Exactly this.

Maybe in a keeper league, you could justify taking Lawrie in the 2nd. Maybe.

But definitely not in a redraft.
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Re: Do I want 2nd overall or 4th overall? Hear me out as to

Postby JaysFan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:40 pm

So you agree with taking #4 and grabbing Braun or Kemp and then getting a higher 2 round pick?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:47 pm

silverZ wrote:I see a tier dropoff after the top 4.

Mcab
Pujols
Kemp
Braun

Take whoever is leftover and enjoy an earlier pick in the 2nd round.




I agree here. And don't take Lawrie in Round 2.
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