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Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby rmessne » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:51 pm

10-Team H2H Points Re-Drafter. It seemed like every time the draft swung back to me I had the player at the top of my list sitting there for me. People were definitely all going way overboard on pitching early so that may be the team's weak spot. I made a trade afterwards with an owner, giving away Darvish, Morrow and Matt Harvey for Felix Hernandez, Matt Moore and Michael Young. I dropped Michael Young quickly as I was just trying to grab a bonafide ace. (The numbers in parenthesis are the picks I drafted them with)

C- Joe Mauer (98)
1B- Billy Butler (63)
2B- Robinson Cano (23)
3B- Miguel Cabrera (3)
SS- Hanley Ramirez (83)
OF- Matt Kemp (18)
OF- Justin Upton (58)
OF- Carlos Gonzalez (43, above Stanton and Bautista. Mistake?)
Util- Jason Heyward (78)

Bench: Curtis Granderson (163)

SP: Felix Hernandez (Tr)
SP: Matt Moore (Tr)
SP: Mike Minor (118)
SP: Jon Lester (123)
SP: Brett Anderson (143)
RP: Rafael Soriano (138)
RP: Sergio Romo (158)

Bench: Wade Miley, Jarrod Parker, Lance Lynn, Anibal Sanchez, Trevor Cahill

Some picks like Robinson Cano at 23 are just unbelievable, the default rankings on CBS are such bull-****. Out of the top 10 ranks, 7 of them are pitchers, including ranking Greinke, Lee above Votto, Kemp and Cano. I highly suggest joining 1 head-to-head league there just to dominate. I can almost guarantee a championship for this team without even having a game played yet.

What do you guys think? :-B
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby ayebatter » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:41 am

I think it looks like a 10 team 200 player deep league team, glad you got the guys you wanted but I'd bet there isn't a team in the league that isn't chock full of the top 200, oh wait you only picked 200.
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby rmessne » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:16 am

ayebatter wrote:I think it looks like a 10 team 200 player deep league team, glad you got the guys you wanted but I'd bet there isn't a team in the league that isn't chock full of the top 200, oh wait you only picked 200.


Well, first of all If you count you can see there's 22 roster positions... 22x10= 220. Second of all you can't possibly say my hitters are "just" top 200.
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby ayebatter » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:08 am

rmessne wrote:
ayebatter wrote:I think it looks like a 10 team 200 player deep league team, glad you got the guys you wanted but I'd bet there isn't a team in the league that isn't chock full of the top 200, oh wait you only picked 200.


Well, first of all If you count you can see there's 22 roster positions... 22x10= 220. Second of all you can't possibly say my hitters are "just" top 200.



Don't take me wrong you have a great looking roster.
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby Kimbos Beard » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:28 am

It looks good, but makes me wonder what your scoring format is. Is it heavily skewed towards pitching? Its the only reason I can see that Cano would being picked at #23.

If not, then either noone else took this draft seriously or you need to find better competition!
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby rmessne » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Here's the scoring, I thought it was standard points.. Is pitching heavily weighted? Check it out on CBS Fantasy Sports for more info.

Pitching: IP: 3, K: 0.5, BB: -1, H: -1, ER: -1, QS: 3, W: 7, L, -7
Hitting: 1B: 1, 2B: 2, 3B: 3, HR: 4, RBI: 1, R: 1, SB: 2, CS: -1, K: -0.5

I have been wondering for a LONG time if it is weighted compared to other points leagues. In my drafts I have been hoarding the best hitters. Am I going to be screwed?
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:52 pm

rmessne wrote:Here's the scoring, I thought it was standard points.. Is pitching heavily weighted? Check it out on CBS Fantasy Sports for more info.

Pitching: IP: 3, K: 0.5, BB: -1, H: -1, ER: -1, QS: 3, W: 7, L, -7
Hitting: 1B: 1, 2B: 2, 3B: 3, HR: 4, RBI: 1, R: 1, SB: 2, CS: -1, K: -0.5

I have been wondering for a LONG time if it is weighted compared to other points leagues. In my drafts I have been hoarding the best hitters. Am I going to be screwed?


Based on last year:
Verlander 656
MCab 583
Kershaw 570
Trout 550

I'd say elite SP are the way to go.
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:05 pm

I took another look at some high win% SP and it looks even more skewed.

Dickey - 678
Price - 624
Lohse - 571
Gio - 566
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby Kimbos Beard » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I took another look at some high win% SP and it looks even more skewed.

Dickey - 678
Price - 624
Lohse - 571
Gio - 566


Good job crunching numbers. This makes the draft a little more understandable. When guys like Lohse and Gio, who admittedly had good years, are scoring basically the same as M-Cab and slightly more than Trout, I would say the league is slanted towards pitching.

I wouldn't say your screwed. Your philosophy was to grab the best hitters. You zagged when they zigged. Its not necessarily a bad philosophy (even though you may not have realized it at the time.
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Re: Quite Possibly the Perfect Draft

Postby rmessne » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:12 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I took another look at some high win% SP and it looks even more skewed.

Dickey - 678
Price - 624
Lohse - 571
Gio - 566


I took a look back at last year's stats (for this league) for the top hitters and pitchers. I also noticed I made a mistake: It's actually -5 for losses.
Top Five Hitters:
Cabrera: 652
Ryan Braun:639
Trout:623
Encarnacion: 576
McCutchen: 568

Top Five Pitchers:
R.A Dickey: 681
Verlander: 661
Price: 628
Kershaw: 623
Cain: 599
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Lohse: (8th) 572

I'm not sure if I forgot something for hitters which caused a difference. (EDIT: I Forgot BB are +1) But this is straight from the website, so obviously I trust it. Upon looking at this, would you still value Pitching over Hitting?
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