All Forums > SimLeague Baseball > Theme Leagues > 12 x 12 v3 - N.L. Draft Thread
5/24/2013 9:14 AM
1971 Dick Allen
5/24/2013 11:25 AM
OK time for another one of our 6 mop up pitchers, we'll go with the 1992 Denny Neagle
5/24/2013 11:59 AM
I'll take 1939 Max Lanier
5/24/2013 12:42 PM
1989 Scott
5/24/2013 12:46 PM
Posted by schwarze on 5/23/2013 9:49:00 AM (view original):
Posted by slainte on 5/23/2013 1:01:00 AM (view original):
so...yeah - I'd like to change my original pick.
That was a great pick... There have been 15 draft picks so far, and 6 of those are Marichal.  No other player has been "drafted" more than 3 times.
That doesn't mean it was a good for building my team. The high salary of Marichal handcuffed my draft position big time.
5/24/2013 12:59 PM
Well, yes, there is a tradeoff, which makes this draft so much fun.  A bunch of different strategies can work equally well.

Do you pick a bunch of cheap guys with good/usable teammates, hoping to keep drafting high each round?  But you will eventually need to use some of the nominated players' seasons (13 teammates is not enough to field a complete team, so you get stuck having to use a crappy Barfield or Herr season as a starter).  But if you pick some stud seasons of the nominated players, then you draft lower each round, but your salary cap doesn't get hammered with high-priced crappy seasons of these nominated players (i.e., an $7M crappy Marichal season).  Also, every time somebody else picks your player, that essentially moves you up one pick since you aren't using a pick on your player.  The worst thing you can do is nominate a player nobody else is drafting.

I have a team in each league and have the complete opposite strategies.  My team in the other league has last pick each round, because I took a high-priced Drysdale.  It's fun watching all the other teams waste picks on the few cheap Drysdale seasons or waste cap dollars on the high-priced non-stud Drysdale seasons in order to get Koufax.
5/24/2013 2:38 PM
No, I get your point - I'm hoping my version of your Drysdale strategy works.
5/24/2013 2:58 PM
1964 Marichal
5/24/2013 4:08 PM
1951 Max Lanier
5/24/2013 4:48 PM
Pedro is traveling (by car) - I just left a message on his cell. Hopefully I will have his pick soon.
5/24/2013 4:50 PM
1970 Rico Petrocelli
5/24/2013 4:51 PM
On the road, can someone please site mail
5/24/2013 5:24 PM
I've got all my future picks worked out.  So if noone would take my players, I would greatly appreciate it.
5/24/2013 5:27 PM
LOL...

roookie

5/24/2013 5:52 PM
We're on the clock during a holiday weekend?!

Ugh...my draft just went to c---. I'm tied up during the day each of the next three days.

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