Need some help on an early round strategy for my next keeper draft.
fairly shallow 10 H2H team league, with 40 keepers off the board.
This league is a little different as it only allows 7 SP max on a roster at any given time (meaning pitchers who actually currently start this yr, regardless of what eligibilty Yahoo gives them), so the perception is that top end SP is more valuable than normal.
1 UTILITY slot, 9 starting hitters total.
we count Hits and OBP, not average.
added QS to pitching.
We keep any 4 without draft/round penalties, Im keeping
Ellsbury, Cargo, Granderson, Kinsler
i have the last pick in a snake, so 10th overall pick, do not have a 2nd round pick, then i have the #30 and #31 picks in rounds 3/4.
Best players available are (for my team):
SP - weaver, greinke, price, lester, madbum, moore, latos, darvish
OF - stanton
1B - konerko, morse
3b/ss - castro, lawrie, zimmerman, Arod, beltre, andrus
with my first pick do i take the best player regardless of position?
1) ie if Stanton is still there do i grab him no questions asked even tho i already have my OF set (lock him into UT)? then target 2 of Lester/Moore/Latos/Bum back to back with my #30/31?
2) Or should I target a SP with my first pick no matter what?
right now im thinking my preference with that #10 pick is:
Stanton, Castro, Weaver, Greinke, Lawrie, Zimmerman, Konerko, Arod, Price, Lester.
And then with my next 2 picks -
grab 2 SP if i drafted a bat first,
or take 1 SP and the best 1B/3B/SS available with the other pick if I had drafted a SP with my first pick.
but maybe there are flaws with this strategy that im not seeing?
thanks for any advice, leave me a link and ill be happy to to help you out