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Postby dewey finn » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:07 pm

Torrealba is undrafted in most (if not all) leagues.
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Postby Freebird27 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:39 am

It was a good read though ;-D
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Postby tuckerman85 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:17 am

I actually had a very similar draft last night in which I waited until the 9th round to grab my first pitcher. It wasnt my plan but there were just too many solid bats slipping through each round that I had to take them. I realized in the 8th that I might be in trouble so I started going pitcher happy. I think I'm in pretty good shape, especially if I can keep an eye on a few of the pitchers still on the WW.

C - VMart
1B - Dunn
2B - Weeks (hope he doesnt go to DL)
3B - Wright
SS - Young
OF - Shef
OF - C. Lee
OF - Sizemore
UTIL - Hafner
BN - Holliday
BN - Hermida

Pitching Staff is young and questionable

Zito
Webb
Haren
Blanton
Cabrera
Harang

Wagner
Fuentes
Gonzales
Devine

I was looking at the pitchers that didnt get drafted and there are still several I would pick up.. Do you think I should drop one of the above mentioned for C. young, B. Penny, B. Halsey, C. Silva, Erik Bedard, D. Bush. ???

Thanks for the help
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Postby DGroundhog » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:56 am

Vlad and Wright is sure a decent start to a draft, but things went horribly wrong from there. If you go in intent on ignoring pitching, do just that, and still have holes on offense after 11 rounds you have made a mistake somewhere.

I'd actually think about dumping alot of your garbage SP and bench players for top MR guys instead of hoping you can find enough help at SP along the way to help you out. At least you keep your ERA and WHIP low, and can vulture wins at a good W/9 IP ratio. Getting 7 wins in 70 innings is like a mini 20 game winner who pitches 200 innings. The low ERA, WHIP and high K rate can make them near elite given the right situation.
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Postby Ender » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:07 am

How deep is this league? If its 12 teams your league mates are morons and I think you'll win regardless. I do not have a problem with your "ace" SP at all, Haren and Webb are better than half of the starters picked before them in most leagues. I do think your pitching staff lacks the depth needed to compete though. If this is a 12 team league your team looks great.
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Postby gostanford07 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:28 am

tuckerman85 wrote:I actually had a very similar draft last night in which I waited until the 9th round to grab my first pitcher. It wasnt my plan but there were just too many solid bats slipping through each round that I had to take them. I realized in the 8th that I might be in trouble so I started going pitcher happy. I think I'm in pretty good shape, especially if I can keep an eye on a few of the pitchers still on the WW.

C - VMart
1B - Dunn
2B - Weeks (hope he doesnt go to DL)
3B - Wright
SS - Young
OF - Shef
OF - C. Lee
OF - Sizemore
UTIL - Hafner
BN - Holliday
BN - Hermida

Pitching Staff is young and questionable

Zito
Webb
Haren
Blanton
Cabrera
Harang

Wagner
Fuentes
Gonzales
Devine

I was looking at the pitchers that didnt get drafted and there are still several I would pick up.. Do you think I should drop one of the above mentioned for C. young, B. Penny, B. Halsey, C. Silva, Erik Bedard, D. Bush. ???

Thanks for the help


It's interesting to note the similarities in all the pitching staffs of these managers who are passing on SP (by design or whatever). It is a trend that has essentially taken over the cafe, and for very valid reasons, but I'm seeing a lot of Haren's and Blanton's and Webb's. Seems like everyone has them :-? . Also, does anyone think that this trend may have a reverse effect? I mean obviously in public leagues or any relatively uneducated ones, managers are going to reach for the ever-shaky starting pitchers. But it seems that in a veteran league, there would be many opportunities for high value picks at SP. I'm not saying that I would employ this strategy myself as I prefer the former, but do you think this will begin to happen?
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Postby cards05 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:59 am

I agree with Ender, you did really well and I don't understand the criticism in a 12 - teamer. Berkman in the 4th is solid and Sizemore in the 5th is awesome.
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Postby sharksfan1139 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:31 am

i agree with nuggets on a lot of his points...your pitching is pretty horrible and your hitting isnt that great considering your whole focus for the first 8 rounds were hitting...good luck
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