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bleach168 wrote:Good advice so far.
My advice for you would be to remain flexible during the draft. Don't lock yourself into any set strategy. When everyone else zigs, you need to zag. If there is a closer run and you miss out on all the top tier closers, don't reach for a second tier closer. If there are SS runs early, don't be afraid to just tank that position. Do not reach for a player just because you are afraid you are going to miss out. In a 16-team league, everyone is going to have holes in their lineup. Focus on making smart picks. You don't need a perfect team to win.
Also, you do need to pay close attention to the positions you are filling early on. Be careful of drafting 3 OFs in the first three rounds. They may be the best players available, but you lose a lot of flexibility later in the draft. It's ok to underfill a position like only having 1 SP by round 10, but it's not ok to overfill a position like having 5 SP by round 10. You want the option to pick up potentially good SPs that fall too far in the second half of the draft.
RAmst23 wrote:I'm a big fan of the tier system. If I need a 1B and according to my cheat sheet there's about 4 comparably 1B out there, I'll wait another round to draft one. I also usually highlight a couple guys in each tier that I'm willing to maybe overreach a tad for... For instance I want Jimmy Rollins this year, so I might draft him a little bit earlier than most mocks put him..
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