Niffoc4 wrote:Something I found useful late in my 19team keeper league's draft was writing out the needs for each team... and just paying attention to who is taken before you. So if closers are going, then get a closer, with the league being bigger this is much more important than in a smaller league. Also become very acquainted with rookies, players returning from injuries and closers in waiting
Abso friggin lutely. I know exactly what each team needs and try to estimate when they will pull the trigger. In my current league, I need a SS and a C. I know which teams, especially those behind me in the draft, need the same. I want to be ready to make my pick before they do.
Good example...it's 10 keeper, 16 team mixed league. I'm 12th in the draft. Two teams behind me need SS. Furcal and Rollins are still in the pool. Round 11 starts and I'll be looking to see if either of those two are available. If they are, I know I need to grab them in 11 and not wait until 12, because there's a real chance the teams behind me will take them if I don't. Another example...I was originally planning to grad a C after round 15. Looking through current mock drafts, I'm expecting all the good ones to disappear in my league before round 14. So, I'll probably grab one in round 13 to be safe.