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Postby pokerplaya » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:07 pm

In a 6 man league definitely take Santana. Hitting will be readily available. Instead of Howard, guys like Delgado will still be available, and that's hardly a bad choice. Instead of A-Rod, you could still get a guy like Rolen.

Santana all day and night long. He is just so much more valuable than any other pitcher.

In a standard 12 man league, the choice is ARod.
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Postby Element » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:05 am

You have to take Santana. With only 6 teams, you'll have plenty of offense available to you after your 1st pick. Johan is the Albert Pujols of pitching. No one is even close to being in his league.
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Postby Philly_05 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:33 am

Santana all the way. ;-D
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Postby ayebatter » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:07 am

converge241 wrote:With those pitching categories I might think about Johan Santana

It is a tough call between ARod and Soriano. I believe I would go with ARod though (if you dont want to consider Santana at all)

I would take Santana, lots of hitters in a 6 team league after Pujols, only one Santana.
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Postby Gang Green » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:26 am

I have the 3rd overall pick in a 6X6 12 team H2H league where we have OPS and QS as categories. With the Quality Starts category, I'm leaning towards taking Santana over A-Rod.
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:30 am

Johan is the clear choice here. He's a lock to help you a TON in every stat except SVs.

I also agree that Howard at #2 is an awful pick. A good algorithm for picking with these settings is probably to look for guys with large OPS and (relatively) low HRs. They'll probably be a bit underrated. Also, targeting guys who get more than a few 3Bs a year wouldn't be a bad plan, either, especially if they're good overall. Normally, I wouldn't suggest targeting high SB guys (they'll also be overrated because SBs are only one cat out of like 8 or 10; you can totally get away with punting it), but if you're confident in Reyes repeating last year's performance, he would actually be a good pick with all of his 3Bs.

I guess the key is to target guys who will help in numerous cats. Basically, guys who hit a ton of XBH will be excellent, and pitcher who can strike guys out are the only ones you want.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:58 am

Since this league has 6 teams, I definitely think the pick is Johan. There is no one even close to Johan in value as far as pitching goes. You can get Arod production on the way back in a guy like Miggy or Vlad, but theres no other pitcher that compares to Johan.
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Postby Red Sox Frizeak » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:36 pm

yea you guys have good points.. i think santana would be a better choice, and with the 10th pick guys like mcab, guerrero, wright, etc will be available for sure.
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Postby markj11 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:13 pm

I am in a similar league. Last year was my first time to be in a league with all these stats and I did my draft as if it was 5X5, big mistake. Speed guys are really valuable with these categories. ARod k's too much. Look for guys who walk a lot and look for P's that have high K/BB ratios. Here is how the top 10 hitters looked last year with all cats:
Jose Reyes
Albert Pujols
Derek Jeter
Miguel Cabrera
Garrett Atkins
Carl Crawford
Matt Holliday
Grady Sizemore
David Ortiz

Hafner would have easily been a top 5 had he not gotten hurt.
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