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Postby shoelessjoetara » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:14 am

It looks to me that 1st and 3rd are more shallow but seem real top heavy. Any other positions that should be looked at due to position scarcity?
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Re: Which positions are more shallow than years past?

Postby jlm53089 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:19 am

SS is hands down the most shallow position this year.

I think 3B is top heavy but at least you have guys like Middlebrooks down the draft versus guys like Erik Aybar.
As for 1B, again top heavy but you can still grab a Dunn or Homser later compared to someone like Danny Espinosa.
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Re: Which positions are more shallow than years past?

Postby AHF » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:27 am

2B is the position of biggest concern for me. Lot's of risk outside of the very top 2Bs.
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Re: Which positions are more shallow than years past?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:47 am

AHF wrote:2B is the position of biggest concern for me. Lot's of risk outside of the very top 2Bs.

Same here. I actually think SS is deeper than 2nd this year.
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Re: Which positions are more shallow than years past?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:51 am

I think 1B is better than last year in that you don't need to draft one in the first round to automatically think you're at a huge disadvantage on draft day. I'd be happy to land Butler or Goldschmidt as my starting 1B and it looks like I can get them in the mid 3rd-early 4th range.

2B also gets my vote for shallowest position this year. SS has about 10 guys I'd be comfortable having as my starter, 2B has like 5 or 6 tops. Starting pitching looks cheaper this year than usual. I frequently draft two starters in the first 7 rounds (figure one will anchor the rotation) then fill out the rest of my rotation with late round upside and it looks like I can wait until Round 5 to draft someone I still like as a SP1.
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Re: Which positions are more shallow than years past?

Postby fantasyfiend » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:22 am

With Ryan Howard injured/declining, Adrian Gonzalez OF eligible, Miguel Cabrera 3B eligible, the depth of superstar talent at 1B has taken quite a hit.

I'd say 1B, given how much that position has an impact on FB, has really thinned out this season. More so than I ever remember before.
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Re: Which positions are more shallow than years past?

Postby OBPlover » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:43 am

IF doing an AL only draft... Starting Pitching.

A bit off topic but last year I organized an office league and we decided to make it AL only. Got low on starting pitching really fast. The league average ERA may have been only around 3.80 or 3.90 which is kind of bad for a fantasy based team.
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