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Postby Base Ballpickers » Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:28 pm

roster is as follows

J. López (Bal - C)
M. Lieberthal (Phi - C)
R. Palmeiro (Bal - 1B,DH)
D. Ortiz (Bos - 1B,DH)
B. Fullmer (Tex - 1B,DH)
A. Soriano (Tex - 2B)
M. Giles (Atl - 2B)
E. Chávez (Oak - 3B)
M. Teixeira (Tex - 1B,3B)
B. Mueller (Bos - 3B)
O. Cabrera (Mon - SS)
Á. Cintrón (Ari - 3B,SS)
R. Ibañez (Sea - 1B,LF)
J. Edmonds (StL - CF)
M. Bradley (LA - CF)
R. Sanders (StL - LF,RF)
S. Stewart (Min - LF)
J. Bernitz (Col - LF,CF,RF)
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Postby ramble2 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:54 pm

Base Ballpickers wrote:roster is as follows

J. López (Bal - C)
M. Lieberthal (Phi - C)
R. Palmeiro (Bal - 1B,DH)
D. Ortiz (Bos - 1B,DH)
B. Fullmer (Tex - 1B,DH)
A. Soriano (Tex - 2B)
M. Giles (Atl - 2B)
E. Chávez (Oak - 3B)
M. Teixeira (Tex - 1B,3B)
B. Mueller (Bos - 3B)
O. Cabrera (Mon - SS)
Á. Cintrón (Ari - 3B,SS)
R. Ibañez (Sea - 1B,LF)
J. Edmonds (StL - CF)
M. Bradley (LA - CF)
R. Sanders (StL - LF,RF)
S. Stewart (Min - LF)
J. Bernitz (Col - LF,CF,RF)


How big is your league? If its 12 team or bigger, you won't be in first for long. Is it standard starting positions? Or do you have MI and CIs?

Frankly, for drafting only hitting, your hitting isn't that great.

C - good with Javy
1B - average, though I'm big on Ortiz this year
2B - excellent. The best.
3B - excellent.
SS - good
OF - horrible! In my 12 team league, that would rank as the worst OF in the league. Some of those guys had good weeks, but over the course of a season they are not going to do it for you.

Standings after 1 week are insignficant. Even after 1 month you shouldn't put too much stock into the standings, though things are settling into place.

I'd recommend trading for some SP ASAP.
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Postby Base Ballpickers » Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:29 pm

Why would have 12 or more teams mean that I am going to be in trouble? With more teams, there are less hitters to choose from. I feel like my OF is good enough to get me through when using split stats. It has worked so far.

1 C
1 1B
1 2B
1 3B
1 SS
3 OF
1 UT

Here are my batters for another league where I drafted only hitters:
this one has two UT

J. Posada (NYY - C)
M. Piazza (NYM - C)
A. Dunn (Cin - 1B,LF)
R. Ibañez (Sea - 1B,LF)
M. Young (Tex - 2B)
J. Spivey (Mil - 2B)
E. Chávez (Oak - 3B)
A. Béltre (LA - 3B)
V. Castilla (Col - 3B)
E. Hinske (Tor - 3B)
Á. Rodríguez (NYY - SS)
Á. Cintrón (Ari - 3B,SS)
B. Giles (SD - LF,CF)
J. González (KC - RF,DH)
J. Drew (Atl - CF,RF)
K. Lofton (NYY - CF)
D. YoungDL (Det - 3B,LF,DH) dl
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Postby DavidiusRex » Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:40 pm

Obviously Soriano was your 1st round pick. I'm having a hard time figuring out 2nd round. Chavez? Can you list your first 5 rounds or so? Sorry to say, but I really think your hitting looks a little weak considering your "all-hitter" strategy.
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Postby Base Ballpickers » Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:45 pm

ok, I understand some of the confusion now. It was an automatic draft. I went with a cheap league (yahoo) because I don't want to pay for trying a new strategy that might backfire. I wish I could have done it with a live draft, but the commish changed it.
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Postby great gretzky » Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:45 pm

I concur. I mean ina twelve team league you should have a couple more true studs, like a abreu or a thome or something. I think this is going to prove to be a mistake. i woudl scramble now, try for like a day or two to trade your more marginal players, for pitching then hit the wire.

the other problem you have is no closer, and I doubt those are on the wire.
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Postby Trazcon » Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:20 pm

I tried something somewhat similar to that last year. Landed me dead center in my league. I went for balance this year and I hope things will work out for me this year.
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Postby great gretzky » Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:23 pm

after a certain point, it doesn't make sense. Everyone else will continue to take hitting. But then all of the marginal pitchers will end up on other rosters too. They won't need hitting as bad as you need pitching, so you are losing the initiative of sorts here. You are dependant on making deals when you could have just chosen some decent guys.
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Postby Runningman » Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:38 pm

I agree that this won't work. You may be leading the hitting categories right now, but i've seen better rosters from people with normal draft strategies. It's hard to believe that you'll dominate in hitting like you think you will.

You also seem to assume that people will need your hitters and give you some good pitchers for them. I don't agree. Javy (if he keeps it up), Soriano, and Chavez, are your only real bait. Those people who have balances squads are unlikely to give up their aces mid-year. Even if you could trade for the elite pitchers, the hitting categories will be too competitive for you to let your top hitters go. If you do, you'll be passed in all the hitting categories by the time the year is over.

Keep posting here. I'd love to see you prove me wrong.
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Postby great gretzky » Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:55 pm

you are definitely going to have to get mildly above avaerage starters in like two for one deals if possible. then cosntantly churn you roster and try and move up -- replacing with watching the wire like a hawk.

I don't see how you are going to get a closer though.
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