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Postby Blue Birds 1441 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Hey everyone, I'm new to this site and I have signed up to my first fantasy baseball league. It is a H2H league. I was just wondering if anyone could give me some incite on where to start on draft day. What positions should I draft first and what should I leave till the end?
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Re: New to fantasy baseball

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:20 pm

You need to tell us more about your league for us to really help you. What categories is your league using? How many teams? How large are the rosters?

A basic, general strategy that can work is power early, pitching in the middle rounds, speed late, and don't reach for a RP. But you really need to tell us more about your league.
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Re: New to fantasy baseball

Postby chargerss24 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:21 pm

Welcome to the Cafe! :-)

When drafting, I always value bats more than pitchers. Why you ask? See Adam Wainwright. Personally, I target as many 5-cat (HR/SB/R/RBI/OBP) bats as I can get. Check the starters for each position and see their stats and you'll see which positions are deeper than others.

Pitching is deep this year, and depending on the number of teams in your league will determine what round I would go after a pitcher. In a mock draft I participated on here, I got my first pitcher (Justin Verlander) in round five, and second ace (Mat Latos) in round 8. That was in a 12-team league. Fewer teams you have in a league, you can wait another couple rounds and still get decent pitching.

Do not reach for saves. It's a very volatile stat. You can get cheap saves late in your draft.

Of course, my advice comes from playing in a Roto league, not a H2H which I've only played once. So anything bad that happens to your team, I am not to be held responsible. :-B

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