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Strategies for Drafting by Position in Non-Keepers

Postby d18Mike » Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:43 am

When drafting by position in a non-keeper Roto Leagues is there any particular order you prefer -- or one that is recognized as optimal given that some positions (C, 2B for example) are pretty shallow)? Always wondered how others approach this. Thanks,
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Postby BScott2133 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:50 am

it really all depends on how many teams are in your league..where your draft spot is..whether your 5X5 roto or h2h...all those come in play..
for example...Im in a 20 team 7X7 league...I had the 11th pick..somehow Prior fell that low, I could of had Giambi or Bonds, but being I had a chance for the BEST pitcher in the majors, I took him..commin into the 2nd round SS's were going quick and I wanted a good one, my opinion, I jumped on Renteria, some idiot took Jeter ahead of him, 3rd round..which is like the 51st pick...Smotlz is sittin there, I jump on it..its all about where you are in the draft and whats real stratgey except to GO WITH THE FLOW!!!!!!!!
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:28 am

I usually draft my IF first, with the exception of 1B. Catcher I usually wait on also, unless I can get a stud as a steal - but Piazza, Pudge, and Javy aren't sure-things, so I wouldn't risk a high pick on them.

Of course you have to grab anybody that falls, and if lots of people are drafting IF first, you might be able to get a steal like Halladay or Schilling much later than they should be drafted. RJ also seems to be drafted very late in some drafts. I got him 68th overall in one of my drafts, and Thome 53rd overall in the same draft.

Look for the steals (not SB's, you know what I mean) and IF to start off the draft is my advice. You can always get a good OF like Reggie Sanders much later in the draft.

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