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Re: Help crafting a draft strategy?

Postby ayebatter » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:26 pm

Holy Mackeral !! with all of those categories I don't think you need a specific strategy, since you're only about 130 players deep, just draft the best guys available, here's a good place to start:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2012 ... femock.php

Good Luck ;-D
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Re: Help crafting a draft strategy?

Postby kaiser » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:55 pm

That's too many darn cats. Like the earlier poster said, it's pretty difficult to try to craft any kind of "strategy" when you have that many different factors.

In terms of positional drafting, my strategy would be roughly along the lines of:

Draft a power-hitting 1B early. After the first 6 or 7 it gets weak.

Also go with a strong bat OF early, too, as there will be a premium since you need at least four for every roster.

After that, fill in your infield, probably looking at 3B and SS first, then 2B. Don't go with an SP until at least round seven or eight, then take the best one there. Fill in the rest of your offense, then grab SP and RP depending on quality available, with an emphasis on SP first.

That's pretty basic, and I'm probably not thinking enough about this, so if someone else wants to dispute what I'm saying here, please feel free to offer a second opinion.
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Re: Help crafting a draft strategy?

Postby kaiser » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:00 am

Rule Of thumb with the first round is that You simply take the best player available, regardless of position (except, perhaps, for an SP lIke Halladay or Kershaw. I would not take an SP in the first.). If that first rounder is a 1B like MCab or Pujols, so be it. But if you take someone like Braun or Bautista in the first, grab your 1B in the second. Fielder, Konerko and Texiera should be the last three 1B you want, and in that order in my opinion. None of them will be there in the third, except perhaps in a ten team league... But even there you're really rolling the dice.
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