Tough Choices in the 3rd and 4th Round - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Tough Choices in the 3rd and 4th Round

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Tough Choices in the 3rd and 4th Round

Postby Gwyddbwyll » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:21 pm

A popular strategy seems to be to take reliable hitters in the first two rounds. It seems as though there will be a plethora of potential stud SPs to choose from in the 3rd round. Assuming Santana, RJ, Pedro and Prior are gone, Who would you pick from:

Zambrano C.
Schilling
Mulder
Hudson
Peavy
Halladay
Schmidt
Oswalt

Ranking these guys is pretty tough.

Similarly in the 4th, if you want an elite closer.. how do you rank:

F Rodriguez
Nathan
Lidge
Rivera

At the moment I'm looking at targeting Zambrano in the 3rd. I like Mulder's chances but he could slip a few rounds and become a better pick there. Zambrano seems less likely to slip. The closers are proving impossible for me.. any suggestions?
Gwyddbwyll
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 183
Joined: 5 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Rico The Retard » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:25 pm

well of the pitchers you mentioned id want Schmidt first and then Oswalt but if i were you id grab the best one available in the 3rd round and get another hitter in the second, id be fine with Schmidt or Oswalt as my ace
fgfdsgdsfdasfd

"Hey honey, ya think KFC's still open"-Will Ferrell

Mark my words: Oliver Perez will be 2005 NL Cy Young Winner
Rico The Retard
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 5820
Joined: 16 Jul 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Magical Valley Of Love And Happiness

Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:34 pm

Heres how I Rank em
Schmidt
Oswalt
Zambrano
Peavy
Schilling
Hudson
Halladay
Mulder

Lidge
Rivera
Nathan
K Rod

I like your strategy, its usually one I follow because you get a stud pitcher, and 2 good to great hitters. I think its especially potent when you have a top 3 pick in the first round, get a guy like Vlad and then Schmidt in your 2nd round, and another good hitter in the third.
Last edited by CubsFan7724 on Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

Postby Rico The Retard » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:37 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Heres how I Rank em
Schmidt
Zambrano
Peavy
Schilling
Hudson
Halladay
Mulder

Lidge
Rivera
Nathan
K Rod

I like your strategy, its usually one I follow because you get a stud pitcher, and 2 good to great hitters. I think its especially potent when you have a top 3 pick in the first round, get a guy like Vlad and then Schmidt in your 2nd round, and another good hitter in the third.


wheres oz in your rankings cubsfan
fgfdsgdsfdasfd

"Hey honey, ya think KFC's still open"-Will Ferrell

Mark my words: Oliver Perez will be 2005 NL Cy Young Winner
Rico The Retard
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 5820
Joined: 16 Jul 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Magical Valley Of Love And Happiness

Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:38 pm

Ooops after Schmidt. Fixed it.
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

schmidt

Postby mwv1 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:46 pm

Everyone seems to be putting Schmidt on top of their lists, and I agree. You have to love a guy who can put up numbers in all categories.

After him it's a tough call. It depends on who you think you are going to be drafting. For instance, if think you are going to need more Ks and/or wins, go with Zambrano. However, if your need is ERA and/or WHIP, go with Peavy.
mwv1
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 157
Joined: 25 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Gwyddbwyll » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:12 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:I like your strategy, its usually one I follow because you get a stud pitcher, and 2 good to great hitters. I think its especially potent when you have a top 3 pick in the first round, get a guy like Vlad and then Schmidt in your 2nd round, and another good hitter in the third.


Thanks for your rankings.

What I'm seeing this year though is less reliable hitters than usual and a proliferation of potential SP aces in the 3rd. In the top 4 rounds I look for reliable hitters and bigtime potential pitchers rather than hitters with potential they might not reach and reliable pitchers that are unlikely to excel. I dont see many reliable hitters available by the 3rd round so my strategy would be to pass on Schmidt in the second for a hitter and look for a potential ace in the 3rd of which there seem to be quite a few. On my personal rankings alone there are 8 potential SP studs in the 3rd and I havent included Prior or Pedro who have been available in the 3rd as well in some drafts.
Gwyddbwyll
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 183
Joined: 5 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby 9er Fan » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:46 pm

Sheets belongs on that list as well IMO
9er Fan
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 261
Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby jbird669 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:01 pm

9er Fan wrote:Sheets belongs on that list as well IMO


Absolutely he does. I will include him in my rankings for you:

STARTERS:
Sheets
Schmidt
Oswalt
Schilling
Peavy
Zambrano
Hudson
Mulder
Halladay

CLOSERS:
Lidge
Rivera
K-Rod
Nathan
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. ~Jim Murray
jbird669
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 656
(Past Year: 11)
Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsylvania

Postby Juhlz » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:18 pm

Sheets #1 on the list, uh, no.

Schmidt
MULDER
Oswalt
C Zambrano
Peavy
Sheets
Schilling
Halladay
Hudson
Juhlz
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 616
Joined: 2 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: San Diego, CA

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact