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Drafting SP Advice - WHIR

Postby redskincow » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:18 am

Question about strategy for drafting SPs - Happy to help in return.

It's a H2H pts league (weekly roster lock) with 14 teams. Snake draft. I pick 10th.

What I'm trying to figure out is how early to go after SPs. What's the best strategy for this type of draft/league? There are only 5 P spots. (see all the pts info and roster makeup below).

My current strategy to try and grab at least 2 higher tier guys like Gio, Scherzer, Gallardo, Darvish level. From there just go for value since I typically rotate in tons of SP based on matchup and two start weeks.

Last year I led the league in pts but my H2H record could have been better because my SPs were average. Keep in mind we only have 5 P spots each week (plus 3 bench total). Also the league just changed from 12 team to 14 team this year.

The 5th best SP last year had 533pts (Hamels) and the 5th best batter last year had 501 pts (Cano)

Last year I saw about 25% of the picks taken were SPs in the first 5 rounds, as well as the first 10 ten rounds total.

Here's the scoring:
12 team H2H keep 2
Pts-based:
Batting (1pt/Single, 2pt/Double, 3pt/Triple, 4pt/HR, -1/K,+2/SB, -1/CS, +1/BB, 1pt/RBI or Run)
Pitching (.75pt/Inn, 1pt/K, -1/ER, 10pt/W, 3pt/QS 10pt/SO, -5/Loss, 5pt/Save, -2/BS)

Basically players that get SBs and HRs are great so long as they don't strike out a ton. RPs are pretty worthless since saves count for so little.

Here's the roster to give a sense of value of position:
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
MI
CI
5 OF
UTIL
5 SP

One more nugget - here's the breakdown of % of position taken by round in last year's 12 team draft

round position Number taken % of total by round
1 1b 4 33.33%
1 2B 1 8.33%
1 OF 3 25.00%
1 SP 2 16.67%
1 SS 2 16.67%
2 1b 2 16.67%
2 2B 2 16.67%
2 OF 5 41.67%
2 SP 3 25.00%
3 2B 1 8.33%
3 3B 2 16.67%
3 OF 4 33.33%
3 SP 4 33.33%
3 SS 1 8.33%
4 1b 2 16.67%
4 2B 1 8.33%
4 3B 3 25.00%
4 OF 1 8.33%
4 SP 4 33.33%
4 C 1 8.33%
5 3B 2 16.67%
5 OF 5 41.67%
5 SP 3 25.00%
5 SS 2 16.67%
6 1b 1 8.33%
6 2B 1 8.33%
6 3B 1 8.33%
6 OF 2 16.67%
6 SP 6 50.00%
6 util 1 8.33%
7 2B 1 8.33%
7 3B 1 8.33%
7 OF 2 16.67%
7 SP 5 41.67%
7 SS 1 8.33%
7 C 2 16.67%
8 1b 1 8.33%
8 2B 2 16.67%
8 3B 1 8.33%
8 OF 4 33.33%
8 SP 2 16.67%
8 SS 2 16.67%
9 1b 2 16.67%
9 2B 2 16.67%
9 OF 3 25.00%
9 SP 2 16.67%
9 SS 1 8.33%
9 C 2 16.67%
10 1b 3 25.00%
10 3B 1 8.33%
10 OF 3 25.00%
10 SP 2 16.67%
10 SS 1 8.33%
10 C 2 16.67%
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Re: Drafting SP Advice - WHIR

Postby DLRBusiness » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:39 pm

I would target SP after the elite 3b, 2b and ss go off the board. then depending on which 1b, and of are left go after them then but the SP would have to be really good.i would still for example take a braun over a verlander.

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Re: Drafting SP Advice - WHIR

Postby redskincow » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:24 pm

Thank you. That makes sense. Yeah, I'd rather have Reyes than Hernandez because the combo of Reyes and Darvish is better than Hernandez and Andrus in my mind.

And it may help to know that I have Craig and Trout as keepers. So I have a little flexibility in not having to pick a top OF if I don't have to.
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