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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:15 pm

In less than a month away from our draft. Its a 14 team standard 5x5 keeper draft. We arent 100% on the keeper rules as of yet, but im assuming we will keep about 4 players one way or another. I have my regular player rankings but i do not have positional or total keeper rankings because I am not sure how the keeper league should affect the rankings. I know that players like Bonds, RJ, and Sheffield wont get drafted as high as they normally would. But I havent seen good keeper drafts, I am not completely sure on the strategy. I have an idea, but I would like some advice if possible. Thanks.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:20 pm

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Postby chris8 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:47 pm

I'm in the middle of a 12-team keeper draft, but it's my first one, so I'm hardly an expert. But for what it's worth...

First few rounds, I've drafted the best available, regardless of position. I admit that I have been swayed slightly by age - I took MCab in round 2 (pick 18), slightly earlier than may be expected. But then, I took Sheffield in round 3 (pick 31), as he was easily the best hitter available, and worth it - I'm aiming to win this year as well as the future!

One thing I've noticed is that prospects seem to be drafted earlier than I would take them, even in a keeper. Examples:

D. Mcpherson - round 9
D. Wright - first pick in round 6
J. Bonderman - round 11
S. Kazmir - round 12

Nothing necessarily wrong with these picks, but they're all earlier than I would consider them. So if there is a prospect/rookie whom you really want, you must be prepared to draft him early, otherwise someone else will grab him.

Probably not much help - I'm learning as the draft goes on - but it may give you an idea of how this draft is going!
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Re: Keeper league draft strategy

Postby xeifrank » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:50 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote:In less than a month away from our draft. Its a 14 team standard 5x5 keeper draft. We arent 100% on the keeper rules as of yet, but im assuming we will keep about 4 players one way or another. I have my regular player rankings but i do not have positional or total keeper rankings because I am not sure how the keeper league should affect the rankings. I know that players like Bonds, RJ, and Sheffield wont get drafted as high as they normally would. But I havent seen good keeper drafts, I am not completely sure on the strategy. I have an idea, but I would like some advice if possible. Thanks.


Younger players, future closers and prospects get bumped up. Other than that, can't think of a difference.

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Postby Amazinz » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:54 pm

In a league that only allows 4 keepers it doesn't change your rankings at all IMO. Just draft as you would in a redraft.
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Postby Tavish » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:08 pm

Amazinz wrote:In a league that only allows 4 keepers it doesn't change your rankings at all IMO. Just draft as you would in a redraft.


No doubt. The chances are very high that with 4 keepers there is no way that you will find a place to keep a prospect on your roster for next season. Draft to win this year.
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Postby Halo » Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:12 pm

Draft to win this year.[/quote]

That's the best advice you can get. Too many people in keeper leagues are more concerned about next year than this year. I've gotten caught up in past seasons trying to get the "next great player", and usually I wind up screwing myself out of a better team. Don't rank rookies any higher than you otherwise would. I've passed on solid veterans trying to pick up stud rookies and it usually backfires.
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