I was just thinking about how my league's draft may go, which is this week. I tried playing out part of the first round in my head (I have the 14th and final pick) and I discovered some of the players I want may be drafted ahead of me. Looking at this, I came upon an interesting strategy, but I don't know if it's all that great a plan.
In a dynasty league such as the one I'm in, how would a rock-solid core of a young, star pitching staff work compared to a blanced lineup or a hitter-heavy lineup? I know hitters are safer, but I project almost every pick before mine will be used on a hitter. So if I went against the flow and started my dynasty squad with mostly pitching, how would that probably work? Keep in mind, my second round pick will most likely be released after the season due to contract rules in our league. Also, the average hitter and the average pitcher get the same amount of pts. I have those back-to-back picks every two rounds, so this should be interesting. ALSO, this plan means I may not be selecting too many hitters with my first few picks.
I know this is risky because hitters are usually more consistent than pitchers. There are also more solid hitters than there are pitchers. What do you think of this, especially in a keeper/dynasty league? Have you heard or seen of anyone using a strategy like this and how they did that year? Thanks.
P.S. I know my league mates are reading this, but this is just an idea I'm thinking about...I have a few strategies I may try to use for this interesting draft so my league mates should not assume this to be my game plan...
P.P.S - It's a H2H pts league - we play one team a week with only one player substitution per week (starting lineup/bench).
Last edited by DaQ on Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.