dAnzac wrote:Zobrist won't be SS eligible next year. He hasn't had even one appearance there in 2010.
Good call. Hadn't looked at who's going to lose SS-eligibility next season. Either way, there's a whole crapload of replacement-level guys who are going to be interchangeable next season.
Is it going to be worthwhile reaching for Hanley/Tulo next season in a shallow league? I'm undecided right now if the advantage they bring is more important in a shallow league or a deeper league.
I'm working under the impression right now that this SS-dropoff is far more critical than C or even 3B next season, as both of those look to have gotten significantly more "gradual" from #3 to #10. With how deep SP is for next season, I may have to try a MI/OF/MI/3B/OF/OF strategy (or something similar) for the first 5-6 rounds of a snake draft... at least in a few mocks. In auctions I'm probably going to be willing to spend half my budget on those six spots (averaging $20+ to lock them up, and then going ultra-cheap on SP/RP/1B/C).
Eh... it's all theory right now. I'm just anticipating this SS position to be a real hinge for me next season. The rest of my draft/auction strategies are going to depend a lot on what happens with the first couple SS of the board.