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I have Trout, Goldy, Gio Gonzalez, Billy Hamilton and Everth Cabrera kept in rounds 8-12.
I have the 10th pick of 12 every round. Stats are R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OBP & QS/SV/K/ERA/WHIP/K:BB
Right now, I'm thinking about 2 strategies. Either go Beltre/Wright/Longo or Fielder/Votto in the first round (these will be the best players available in my slot).
If I went Beltre/Wright/Longo, I don't have to worry about filling a specific position late in the draft (I'll already need to fill 2B and C in later rounds).
If I went Fielder/Votto, I'd have to hope I get either Zimmerman in the 3rd round, or try to get Bogaerts or Castellanos in the mid rounds, and I'd also lose my flexibility for UTIL, but I'm not that concerned as I traditionally only have 2 Offensive bench guys and go for count stats on the pitching side.
I plan on swapping out Billy Hamilton with another OF each week once I've accumulated enough SB's for the head-to-head win (maybe someone like Brandon Moss). My other bench spot I hope to have someone like Profar or Bogaerts who can play multiple infield positions.
Right now, I'm going with the ranking of Beltre/Fielder/Votto/Longo/Wright. I put Wright last b/c I don't need SB, I'd rather have the best chance at the most HR. There's a slim chance that Longo could be available at the time of my second draft pick.
Bump, in summary, should i double up on 1B with Fielder/Votto or go for Beltre/Longo/Wright in the first round?
Later 3B possibilities include Zimmerman, Bogaerts, Profar, Castellanos, Seager, Gyorko, Headley, Lawrie.
Right now I'm leaning towards Fielder if he'll be available b/c I believe he'll get back over the 30 homerun mark which is the category that I'm really targeting. Then hope that either Longo is available 2nd round or Zimmerman is available 3rd round.
Only 3 of the other teams have a 3B keeper (Alvarez, Donaldson, Encarnacion). Carpenter & HanRam are off the table too. Cabrera will obviously be gone by the time I draft (so that will make 4 teams).
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I would go with Beltre first since you don't have a 3B. I understand the temptation to go with Fielder, but Beltre will also get you 30 HR. The drop off after Zimmerman could be pretty substantial, so why take the risk. You really don't know what to expect from Bogaerts, Profar or Castellanos, and Seager, Gyorko, Headley and Lawrie all have their warts. These guys are better served as UTIL or backup options rather than your primary 3B.
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