Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
-Most recent numbers Last month’s numbers Season numbers Player’s name. Example, you take Wacha over Shelby Miller. Wilson Ramos over Victor Martinez.
-Pitching matchup is more important than how good a young [insert name] pitcher is. Example you do not need to start Sonny Gray and Danny Salazar against touch matchups. You do not even need to own them. You should look up their matchup before adding, and ideally next two matchups.
-Know your opponent's weaknesses. Sometimes all it takes is one player to beat them in a category. Seriously, you can add a fringe player like Eric Young Jr. to take SB.
-Do not assume your team is a SB, R, AVG, team or a HR, RBI, R team. Your team can win any category in any matchup except maybe saves. If you find yourself randomly up big in HR, add another HR guy like Chris Carter so you can steal this category. It is essential to be flexible in how you view your team week-to-week.
-Try to leave one add remaining for your week matchup so you can add a two start pitcher for the next matchup. I guarantee in most 12 man H2H playoffs, you will find an ownable two start SP with solid matchups.
-Real life playoff races matter. For example, consider if a team has no incentive to return a star: Cargo, Rockies or some incentive: Jacoby, Bosox, and Starling Marte, Pirates. in playoff races. Also, consider if a team has incentive to keep a pitcher in their starting rotation even when inning limit is consideration: Gerrit Cole, Pirates, Shelby Miller, STL. On the flip side, know that ATL and LAD may rest bats with their big div. leads.