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Re: Please Help: Shallow League Draft Advice

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:56 pm
by HOOTIE
Those are tough questions. Never seen a staff for pitching.
In a 10 team league, every league will have offense.
I think the key is to nab a good staff. How many staffs can you have?
Nats, A's, Mariners, Dodgers, Padres come to mind.

Re: Please Help: Shallow League Draft Advice

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:44 pm
by eatyun
m.gold wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:Those are tough questions. Never seen a staff for pitching.
In a 10 team league, every league will have offense.
I think the key is to nab a good staff. How many staffs can you have?
Nats, A's, Mariners, Dodgers, Padres come to mind.

I can draft 7 staffs max (1 starter and all 6 Bench spots). How many should I draft? How early do I start drafting a staff...round 1, 2, 3??

I would not draft pitchers in the first few rounds, I would probably start around round 3,4 or 5, and Am I understanding this right, you can only start one pitcher per week?

Re: Please Help: Shallow League Draft Advice

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:42 pm
by eatyun
m.gold wrote:
eatyun wrote:Am I understanding this right, you can only start one pitcher per week?


It is not one pitcher, it is one entire pitching staff. So, for example, it would be ALL of the A's pitchers for the week.

Ahhh ok got it now, I would target Washington first, they have the undisputed best staff, The Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and Mariners are also good choices.... Considering you get a entire pitching staff, I would lean toward picking a staff in the first few rounds, especially Washington

Re: Please Help: Shallow League Draft Advice

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:01 pm
by B-Chad
Trout is the number one, but I'd agree that the Nationals rotation is a first round pick. If you want to go a slightly riskier direction, you could target a few rotations in pitcher-friendly parks, but I'd bypass taking that risk. I do, however, think it's worth nabbing a few team staffs from great pitcher venues even if you grab a loaded staff like the Nationals. Pitcher injuries are such commonplace, having a solid fallback is huge. Furthermore, in shallow leagues like the one you've outlined, the hitting talent will be rich on the waiver wire.