TheYanks04 wrote:Because it is obviously human nature to not be overly concerned with bench players or marginal scrubs. After the first 100-120 players, there is zero consensus on anyone. Most serious owners do not bother ranking past 120-150 overall and go to a positional rank sheet with dollar values at that point. Later rounds is fill in positionally and fliers and medicority at best. Yes it is important, but for Mock purposes it really is meaningless as there is no way of knowing whether Griffey in the 17th was too early or too late for instance as your projections and mine could be world's apart.
I also wanted to tag in that in a keeper league, the later rounds is where good scouting on up and coming players happens, so it's not simply bench players and marginal scrubs. A good contrast is between the team that won my league last year and the team that finished near the bottom. After the top 10 (players 1-160 in my league), here's a sample of picks:
Round 11-13, Winners: Peavy Losers: Bengie Molina
Round 14-16, Winners: Lidge Losers: Todd Walker
Rounds 17-19, Winners: Harden Losers: Sean Burroughs
Rounds 20-22: Winners: VMart Losers: Aaron Harang
Rounds 23-25: Winners: Keith Ginter Losers: Jose mesa
There was a real difference between those two teams not just in the contributions they got last year, but in what they built for this year. And that wasn't just luck. That was one guy who did his homework, and another who did not.