If you're in my Dash4Cash league, you'll recognize this draft strategy, as I did pretty much the same in our league this season, netting most guys where I expected them to go, and then traded for a couple of them last week. Of course our draft was prior to the writing of the article, but I used a similar strategy nonetheless.
http://www.baseballnotebook.com/essay.a ... hey%20Fall
Even if you don't believe these are the right guys to draft, the formula for determining expected draft position is pretty valuable to everyone here who participates in a snake draft.
The cheap and easy way to do it is to take three "experts" mock drafts or Top300 lists and the list you want to draft with, and then average them. I usually assign 301 to a player who doesn't appear in one of the lists for that list. Then rank them by average draft position.
My main strategy problem was that since I drafted near the end of the snake, I knew I had to "overdraft" Pedro Martinez at #14 since he wouldn't return to me at #35. The other strategy I took into the draft was selecting similar players on the same snake (i.e. 3rd basemen at end3rd/beginning4th, closers at end15,begin16). I did that to try and create runs on certain types of players so that the ones I wanted after the long wait might still be there.
Another Year, Another Championship. I'm 2 for 2.