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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:16 pm

To be fair in a league with no bench injury risk players are much lower risk than upside type players. Ellsbury kind of fits into both categories though. Someone like Harper being drafted in the 2nd is way more risk than say where he picked Votto though. If Harper steps back for this year you got 162 games of failure. If Votto gets hurt you get to replace him.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ayebatter » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:47 pm

jackie hayes wrote:Btw, just a couple housekeeping things. Isn't there usually a thread for trades?


Here you go: viewtopic.php?t=454586
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby jackie hayes » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:54 pm

ayebatter wrote:
jackie hayes wrote:Btw, just a couple housekeeping things. Isn't there usually a thread for trades?


Here you go: viewtopic.php?t=454586


Thanks. I don't have any need for it now, just figure it'll be useful at some point.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:59 pm

Ender wrote:To be fair in a league with no bench injury risk players are much lower risk than upside type players. Ellsbury kind of fits into both categories though. Someone like Harper being drafted in the 2nd is way more risk than say where he picked Votto though. If Harper steps back for this year you got 162 games of failure. If Votto gets hurt you get to replace him.

I don't know. It has been my experience that disappointing season from Harper will still out perform a guy off the WW in this league
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:16 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
I don't know. It has been my experience that disappointing season from Harper will still out perform a guy off the WW in this league
That's for sure. Harper has 100/25/25 upside at a medium ebb, and that's going to play in most leagues. I guess the bar for second round picks should maybe be higher than 'better than replacement' but I think Harper has better upside than just 'slightly better than replacement level'. With no bench I think we need to look at upside a little differently than other leagues do too.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:23 pm

All I can say is last year when I had guys under perform it felt like it was just destroying my team in this league. Especially if they gave the guy 3 days off to get his head straight etc. I'd much rather have a guy just get hurt. In a league with a bunch if one of your guys is struggling you can bench him and get a replacement until he turns it around, in this league you are just stuck with them.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby jackie hayes » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:24 pm

Ryan Zimmerman was already taken.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:27 pm

jackie hayes wrote:Ryan Zimmerman was already taken.

When? As far as I can tell I'm the only guy who's tried to draft him in this league... :-?
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:29 pm

Fenris-77 wrote:
jackie hayes wrote:Ryan Zimmerman was already taken.

When? As far as I can tell I'm the only guy who's tried to draft him in this league... :-?

Ah-ha. I see Ender tried to draft him too. :-b
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:30 pm

Sorry, I looked at players taken thread and missed that it wasn't up to date at the end. I switched my pick.
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