10 team, H2H, 5x5 with OPS replacing AVG.
For the first time in my 10 year fantasy baseball history, I have drawn the 10th pick. As I devise a general strategy, I believe that having this slot will result in me having to "reach" on occasion to get players that I feel are worthy due to the prolonged wait between my picks. I actually believe this may be a good this, as I will be less likely to lose out on players I am coveting; I can justify taking players whenever I want them!
My strategy question involves how to balance power with speed. My thought is to load up on infield power guys, and use my later picks to select OFer's with speed. Using this strategy, this is how I envision my early selections panning out:
Rd 1: AGonzalez or Tex (10th pick)
Rd 2: ARod (11th)
Rd 3: Uggla (30th)
Rd 4: Dunn (31st) -- he would be my utility
Rd 5: Ethier (50th)
Excluding pitchers, this is essentially a "select the best available" strategy, but I've never filled my utility position this early in a draft.
My plan would be to select speedy OFer's later in the draft such as Granderson, Gardner, Ellsbury, etc or whomever is available (I haven't checked the MDP for real late rounds yet).
What do you guys think of this plan? In a 10 teamer, how would you feel if your first 5 rounds went as above?
C M. Montero
OF J Upton, McCutcheon, Choo
Util Kendrys Morales
SP Gallardo, Bumgarner, Latos, Zimmermann, Luebke, Jaime Garcia, Hughes, Burnett
RP League, Marshall, Betancourt