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New to Fantasy Baseball, 16 team Mixed 8 x 8 league

Postby Taubej » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:29 pm

So I'm new to fantasy baseball (have played once but didn't follow it too much) Have played fantasy football for about fifteen years now. So i've been reading a lot, mostly on ESPN, and all their analysis is geared towards 5x5 leagues. Does strategy change considerably with 8x8 categories? Here are the complete settings: I pick 16th & 17th(snake draft).
Hitting categories:
On Base Percentage, Runs Scored, Runs Created, RBIs, Total Bases, Net Stolen Bases, Filding Percentage, Strikeouts

Pitching Categories:
ERA, WHIP, Strikeouts, Quality Starts, HR's allowed, Wins, Losses, Saves plus holds.

We have 25 Roster Spots and start: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, RF, LF, CF, Util, SP (5), RP (6).

Anyone have any strategy suggestions? I'm kinda lost.
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Re: New to Fantasy Baseball, 16 team Mixed 8 x 8 league

Postby fast dogs » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:10 pm

In these settings hitters who strike out alot and sb only guys get taken down a notch. With so many pitching positions in your league you might want to take pitching a little earlier than their ADP. You'll also need to draft holds guys toward the end of the draft as most leagues don't use middle relievers much
and its always a good idea to do a couple mock drafts in 16 team mocks to help you understand how your real roster might end up
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Re: New to Fantasy Baseball, 16 team Mixed 8 x 8 league

Postby mkultra » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:25 pm

S+H for pitchers devalues closers somewhat, especially ones with bad peripherals (Ryan Franklin, Brian Fuentes, etc.).

QS helps "good pitchers on bad teams"- guys with great peripherals who can't scrape together wins (Felix is an extreme example).
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