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Postby Trot Nixon » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:00 am

For a keeper league, which would you rather have going into going into next season...A better hitter hitting team or a better pitching team? Is there a difference??? I know theres a certain strategy on draft day that people like to take hitters in the first round, now is there also a strategy that goes along with keepers?
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:01 am

Hitters, i rarely ever take pitchers in the first round
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:05 am

I think the Lima plan carries over to keepers pretty well. If you go back and look pitcher value in your league last year, you'll probably notice that a large majority of it was fodder available in round 10+. Keep your ace(s) but other than that I'd lean heavily toward the hitting.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:08 am

Would this be a vaild arguement? If everyone lean towards hitting, wouldn't it be smart to stack up on pitchers?
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:13 am

Trot Nixon wrote:Would this be a vaild arguement? If everyone lean towards hitting, wouldn't it be smart to stack up on pitchers?

You can base your strategy around drafting pitchers high (and win I'd imagine) but it's riskier. Hitters are much safer bets and they don't seem to fluctuate as much from year to year. Also, it is much easier to draft good value pitchers in the mid to late rounds than it is hitting.
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Postby mocabeenow » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:10 am

i think in a head to head league, loading up on pitching is a good strategy.
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:48 pm

Hitting is generally a better bet than Pitching imo because like Amazinz said they're stats don't vary as much as pitchers from year to year. But if all the GM's in your league are going for hitting and hitting only i might suggest taking some more pitchers.
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Postby J35J » Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:11 pm

mocabeenow wrote:i think in a head to head league, loading up on pitching is a good strategy.


Actually, I've known the opposite to be true.

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Postby Dark Knight » Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:11 pm

Amazinz wrote:
Trot Nixon wrote:Would this be a vaild arguement? If everyone lean towards hitting, wouldn't it be smart to stack up on pitchers?

You can base your strategy around drafting pitchers high (and win I'd imagine) but it's riskier. Hitters are much safer bets and they don't seem to fluctuate as much from year to year. Also, it is much easier to draft good value pitchers in the mid to late rounds than it is hitting.


Exactly, look at last years top round pitcher picks, and last years top round hitter picks, and tell me which top round picks performed better in fantasy baseball? The hitters by far.
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Postby mocabeenow » Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:19 pm

[quote="J35J"][quote="mocabeenow"]i think in a head to head league, loading up on pitching is a good strategy.[/quote]

Actually, I've known the opposite to be true.

Jason[/quote]

I won a league last year using the pitching strategy. I ended up with Schilling, Prior, and Santana, and good closers. But that was the only time i used that strategy, and when i went with the hitting strategy, i won that league too, so i think it just depends on how you manage your team.

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