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Postby Guest » Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:26 pm

I have the 2nd pick in a 12 team mixed points league (cbs)..it's a standard "snake" draft. I know the #1 will take Arod and I'm sure this question has been asked before. Who would you recommend taking at the #2: Randy or Vlad?

I'm leaning towards Randy because of scarcity of Elite Pitchers and I can get OF later, but Vlad is supposed to have a monster year.

Any thoughts, recommendations on how to draft in a points league?
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Postby The Jury » Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:44 pm

I'd pick Vlad. Either way, you know what you're getting, and it's a hell of a nice pakage. Randy's in his contract year, and Vlad plays some games in a sandbox.

Randy would be less risky than Vlad according to what's happened in the spring so far.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:10 pm

I'd also go with Vlad, but I can't give you anything other than his 20 games in a tiny park and a gut feeling.
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Postby timkell » Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:27 pm

I'd go with Unit. The guy is a monster. Vlad still plays for the Expos, who happen to be terrible.

Would you rather have Unit and someone like Giles or vlad and someone like Morris? Unit has the potential to be top 3 in every pitching category, and he's consistently done that for years. You can't say that about any other pitcher. Pedro is still an injury risk. Schilling faltered at the end of last season, so he has a slight question mark next to him. After that, the drop off is steep.
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Postby prodpaul » Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:37 pm

Agree with Timkell....GO unit.

I have had him for 3 years in a keeper league and he is an absolute Monster.
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Postby Amnorix » Wed Mar 12, 2003 6:02 pm

And yet, Vlad helps significantly in five categories and Unit helps in four.

*shrug*

Pick one. I can pretty much guarantee that your final standings this year will not be determined by which one of these awesome players you take. What you do later in the draft is far more important.
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Postby The Jury » Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:22 pm

Yup. Anyone can make the first few picks. It's the timing and the players of the later picks that bring about a champion.
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Postby The Guru_fbc » Thu Mar 13, 2003 12:24 am

flip a coin i guess, i'd personally go with unit to anchor my staff but thats me
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:29 am

[quote="Amnorix"]And yet, Vlad helps significantly in five categories and Unit helps in four.

*shrug*

Pick one. I can pretty much guarantee that your final standings this year will not be determined by which one of these awesome players you take. What you do later in the draft is far more important.[/quote]

I like Unit. Vlad helps in four and Unit helps in 3 and wins K's.
I agree that chosing between these 2 won't make or break your season.
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 13, 2003 1:23 pm

i would take vlad in a heartbeat over unit. i consistently win or finish near the top of all my leagues and i never take pitching early. go with bats and pick up guys like miller, morris later. and keep in mind, every year there are usually 10 guys who aren't even talked about in the spring who come from nowhere and win 12-15 games.
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