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Mock drafts are usually done with 2-3 good players, max. I have seen the same thing on the other end, stocking ace pitching and closers, and going for nothing hitting-wise other than SB. It may work one in a while, but you will usually kill yourself when you punt half of the categories in any league. Fantasy suicide.
I actually won a public league last year in Yahoo with this strategy. The key is being in a league with a low number of IP. I think mine was 7 or 8 innings and only a required 2 SP slots and the rest either RP or P slots. I chose the strategy because I looked at the league settings before I drafted and it looked like it would work. Though it was a public league, most of the managers were active throughout.
What do you mean you come out in 1st place? In mocks... if so, that's not really a good way to judge as those projections are just based on total stats. If you have 18 hitters, you're naturally going to be at the top of all of those cats. However, the reality is in "real life" you can/will only use about 10-25% of your BN hitters. Thus, making those projections entirely skewed.
I do understand, but equally the stats are bloated for every other team in the standings. So, with that in mind, every good bench offensive player I have can replace a under achieving "starter" , so in that sense, the strategy should still have a chance to work.
Matt Carpenter is the only guy I would keep instead of Gomez. His numbers out of 2B is pretty hard to find. I'm not sure how your draft order works, but you can likely grab Gomez, or someone as good or better, instead of reaching for Carpenter.
I will take the one that actually steals bases.
One thing you folks always ask is how to interpret 162 game averages.
First...an average, is an average, is an average...
...however, there are trend lines.
One is trending above his 162 game averages. As such, he is improving (quite rapidly) over already impressive averages. The other is trending below his 162 game averages. As such, he is declining (moderately) even though his "old man skills" (OBP) are outstanding it doesn't really matter if you are not in an OBP league.
If you take a look at performance, value, trends, lineup, and park factors...A. J. Pollock has a healthy advantage in four out of five of those areas and is trending upward past McCutchen in the other area.
I am not down on McCutchen so much as I am up on Pollock (and Socrates Brito).
League ID#: 29569
League Name: BLACK PHANTOM
Auto-renew Enabled: No
Season Type: Full
Draft Type: Live Standard Draft
Draft Time: Sat Mar 26 6:30pm PDT [ Add to My Calendar ]
Live Draft Pick Time: 1 Minute, 30 Seconds
Cash League Settings: Not a cash league
Max Teams: 16
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Player Universe: All baseball
New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo adds them View List of Forced Players
Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
Max Trades for Entire Season No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 1
Trade End Date: August 14, 2016
Allow Draft Pick Trades: No
Waiver Time: 2 days
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Waiver Mode: Standard
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: Commissioner
Post Draft Players: Free Agents
Max Acquisitions per Week: 16
Min Innings Pitched: 18
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Playoffs: Week 23, 24 and 25 (8 teams) Note: Week 25 runs 7 days from Sep 26 to Oct 2
Playoff Tie-Breaker: Best regular season record vs opponent wins
Playoff Reseeding: Yes
Lock Eliminated Teams: Yes
Divisions: Yes (2 divisions)
Playoff Seeding Options: Division winners awarded top playoff seeds
Make League Publicly Viewable: Yes
Invite Permissions: Commissioner Only
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, DL, NA, NA
Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Singles (1B), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Losses (L), Complete Games (CG), Shutouts (SHO), Saves (SV), Earned Runs (ER), Strikeouts (K)
5x5 You are already down 22 points because you will lose out on k's and Wins.
good bats, not a fan of your sp tho. im not a believer in greinke repeating those stats. otherside of him and salazer, i dont like the rest of your starters. your closers are also shakey. offensive 4/5, pitching 2/5,
OF- Blackmon, Upton, Hayward
UTL- Zorbrist, Crawford
SP- Sale, Keuchel
RP- Street, Tolleson
P- Hoover, Gray, Miller, Leake
BN- Nelson, Wood, Cashner, Santana
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