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Postby cfrat24 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:42 am

I am in a 12 team....3 keeper...5x5 roto league that uses obp instead of ba.

My keepers are Strasburg in round 16, Hill in rd 14, and Lawrie in round 12.

I have the 11th pick in the draft this year...and all top 25 guys are available except for trout, he is being kept.

I usually wait on pitching for the first 3-5 rounds, but SPs usually go early in our league.

Would it be a bad strategy with the 11th pick to take Kershaw....then Verlander in rd 2 if they are both there????? Is that crazy? It would give me three aces. We start 7 starting pitchers...and 2 closers.

Would you recommend this? OR should I grab one of them....and bautista/fielder/cargo?
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Postby plamb23 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:08 am

I would get the best hitters. Pitching can be drafted later. That just isn't the strategy that I would use. Especially since you already have an ace.
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Postby Chaos151p » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:08 am

I don't mind at least 1 of the top SP's in this case, that would put you ahead of the curve early with Strasburg - with the roto setup I would say another hitter to start might be better, although going SP-SP would give you arguably the top 3 starters, then you could draft hitters for 7+ rounds after.

Strasburg is a nice start though, he's an early 2nd rounder and you could definitely go hitter-hitter with max power and still be ahead of the curve on your opponents. 30+ homerun power starts to dwindle quick - if you didn't have Stras I'd say definitely get at least one ace, but it's a toss up - you're pitching won't be behind, you could even get the next best SP in round 3 and that would compliment Stras better then a hitter in the 3rd and 4th complimenting Kershaw & Verlander early.
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Postby Surfs up » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:09 am

I agree . Plus Verlander will go before Kershaw in my opinion.
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Postby Chaos151p » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:24 am

What if they're both gone by 11... same deal with Price/Felix/Hamels/Lee - next best SP? you might be looking at a Votto/Pujols type
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Postby cfrat24 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:30 am

yea....if both verlander and kershaw are gone (which is possible bc ppl always jump on SPS early in my league)....I would wait and grab 2 big bats. No doubt about it. Then in rds 3/4 probably grab at least 1 arm.

The thought of having Kershaw/Verlander/Strasburg is SOOOOO tempting. Strasburg as my #3. Wow....would prob win K's, era, whip. And could always deal one of them for a bat later on.
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Postby SlayeratCP » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:20 am

For a roto league, I would either draft hitter-hitter or hitter-pitcher in some combination. It would be nice to have the top 3 SP's to start but have 2 of the top 3 or even just one puts you ahead of the curve. If you took all three, you would (probably) dominate the pitching categories but you hitting would suffer and your overall stats would probably not be very balanced. However, if you take one of them, you can still get a good hitter and start off very balanced. If you passed on either or they were gone by pick 11, you would just have to make sure to address it earlier than you would otherwise.
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Postby shmity72 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:35 pm

go with your gut. if you think 3 aces to start is wise, (which ...umm i think 2 is great!), then go for it. it just depends, on your tiers and what not i'd take cano b4 3 aces...and kershaw has slipped in the past.

my two cents. :-?
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Postby jtsandwich » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:57 am

Just go with bats. You have a top tier SP, make everyone else get there's.
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Postby MadDog36 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:41 am

If Fielder is available why not split and go with Verlander/Kershaw and Fielder but I doubt both make it.
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