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  • Randy Randy Feb 14, 2013 4:36 PM Flag

    Talk me out of this strategy

    You need to (at least I do) expand your pre-draft player list to the max (500 players),print it,divide the players in groups of 10 to represent rounds,then in each round HI-LITE players you like.Then from that form the strategy of how strong you want to be in each category;RANK YOUR CATEGORIES SOMEWHERE ON YOUR NEW CREATED CHEAT SHEETS.Then build your team from the order you've ranked your categories.If you value Ks in your top 6 categories,and whip & era in the bottom half,like I do,then you can build your pitching staff around (lots of) bargain flame throwers,and not go for the all around great pitchers ranked in the 1st 3-4 rounds:If you do this I suggest drafting NO offensive backups,but to build your entire bench with SPs & CLOSERS (They get you Ks & Ws on top of saves.).The large quantity of pitchers will then give you an advantage over the smaller pitching staffs with higher ranked pitchers.If you value all the pitching categories over the hitting categories (minus saves),then you can go for SPs early & often,and still build a tough offense around bargain speedsters & power hitters;Because there's plenty of power & speed available after round 4,you just need to find & HI-LITE those players.You'd probably have to sacrifice batting average if you go with bargain speed & power,but then just put batting average at the bottom of your category rankings.You don't need to be good in every category to win your league;IN FACT IT"S BETTER TO BE STRONG IN A SMALL MAJORITY OF CATEGORIES & WEAK IN 2,OR 3 CATEGORIES.Because if you try to be good in every category you stretch your team out too thin,and you have no real go to categories when you go up the tough teams in your league.

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