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Postby Dice » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:54 am

In my points league, I preranked my queue because I couldn't make my live draft. I carefully figured out how much I wanted to weight stats for the shallower positions, and ranked accordingly.

I drafted four catchers and three second basemen.

It's OK. I traded Estrada for Dye then Jimenez for Miguel Cabrera and am solidly in first.
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Postby perlick29 » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:57 am

Dice wrote:In my points league, I preranked my queue because I couldn't make my live draft. I carefully figured out how much I wanted to weight stats for the shallower positions, and ranked accordingly.

I drafted four catchers and three second basemen.

It's OK. I traded Estrada for Dye then Jimenez for Miguel Cabrera and am solidly in first.


Lucky, I guess because those trades don't make much sense for the other person.
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Postby jbuk » Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:59 am

It's too early in the season to tell really, but Hampton has really killed me so far - I was really big on him after the 2nd half of last year and picked him up in 5 out of my 6 leagues I think - :-P
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Postby Dice » Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:15 am

perlick29 wrote:
Dice wrote:In my points league, I preranked my queue because I couldn't make my live draft. I carefully figured out how much I wanted to weight stats for the shallower positions, and ranked accordingly.

I drafted four catchers and three second basemen.

It's OK. I traded Estrada for Dye then Jimenez for Miguel Cabrera and am solidly in first.


Lucky, I guess because those trades don't make much sense for the other person.


They were both preseason, and taking Dye was a chance.

The Cabrera trade was a total botch on his part. The dude didn't have a 2B cause of injury, but he kept saying no to Jimenez for Baldelli. And this is a points league so K's count against him.
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Postby fishingmn » Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:29 am

In the league I care about most - 18 team H2H - I drafted too many hyped SP's late that I've already dropped:

Harden
J Williams
E Jackson
J Lieber

I did get 2 closers which is better than some but I would have loved to have gotten a Kolb, Graves or Chacon that were still available at the time. Anyone with 3 closers is going to win that catagory most weeks I think.

Overall I did quite well though so I can't complain.
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Postby 7Gold » Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:57 am

Not sure it's a mistake yet, but a critical call that may turn out wrong. 4th round, 9 team league, so lots of good players still around, and I'm staring at Hudson or Prior, knowing Hudson probably doesn't get back to me in the next round but Prior maybe because of the injurt. Took Prior anyway. May be a regrettable mistake if he does not come back or battles injurys all year.
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Postby Slapweasel » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:06 am

I panicked and took Reyes in the 7th round in a 12-team league. I needed a shortstop, and nine shortstops went in the first seven rounds.

I should have just waited, but the computer was picking for two of the three teams left without a shortstop. I have no idea what that 'auto-crap' is capable of, but I wasn't about to find out that I needed Tony Graffanino to fill out my roster.

It turned out that I could have gotten Kaz Matsui much later in the draft.
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Postby recmccl » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:38 am

Not doing my homework. If I knew about Nomar or Trot Nixon's injuries, I would have just gone to the next player on my cheat sheet.
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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:55 am

I got caught price enforcing on Tony Bautista and now is .080 Average is killing me. :-o
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Postby pappymojo » Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:01 am

this isn't a draft mistake, but it's a mistake nonetheless.

I need an outfielder something desperate, but I have solid infielders. 1B I have Lee and Ortiz, 2B I have Boone and Soriano, 3B I have Blalock and Rolen.

Cabrera is available on waivers. I know that he's a great player, but for some stupid reason, I'm thinking that he's a third baseman where I am already full, so I don't pick him up. He gets picked up by the player I'm going against this week, and two days later I realize that he could have been an outfielder on my team if I had picked him up.
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