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Ummmmm asked in SportsFantasy Sports · 1 decade ago

What order should i draft players in my fantasy baseball draft?

Like in fantasy football, RB or QB r always taken 1st and kickers last. This is my 1st year playing fantasy baseball so any sidenote tips would be great too.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In comparison to football, baseball players taken in the first round usually accomplish the "five-tool" season (HR, RBI, batting average, SB, Runs), no matter what position they play. The first round always features "power" players (HR and RBI) with a couple of 20 HR-20 SB players. From then on, it just filling position....

    - 1B and 3B (along with a couple of SS) are usually the popular choices in the first round, one in which you can build a team around (players such as Pujols and A-Rod can definetely carry fantasy teams, much like how LaDainian Tomlinson can carry a fantasy football team). A lot of young stars are feature in this round also (H. Ramirez, Reyes, M. Cabrera, Fielder, and Howard), so you can't go wrong with any studs in the first round if you don't get the first two picks.

    - Pitching is one of the greatest depth in fantasy baseball (next to every other position), albeit there are bad pitchers in this league. Some have a track record to be consistent (Johan Santana, Peavy, Webb) while other pitchers have potential to a breakout season (Gallardo, Joba Chamberlain, Billingsley). Pitching can go as high as the second round or low as the last round, so pick your pitchers wisely. Make sure that you also get an "ace" or two to carry your fantasy staff that may be stock with mediocore pitching. Get yourself a good closer (that can give you Saves) or middle relief pitcher that can lower your ERA (earn run average) and WHIP (Walk + Hits per inning) in the middle round because good closer really dissapear fast in the draft since teams usually employs one reliever as their closer.

    - I can't say the same thing for Catchers and 2B. They are the thinnest position because a lot of those players can produce a standard fantasy season. There are the elites (Utley, B.J. Upton, Brandon Phillips, Victor Martinez, Russell Martin, Mauer) and there are the rest. There are going to be fantasy players using there early round picks on them but be patient because there are some decent players hovering around the middle to late rounds that can be useful to get a winning team w/o sacrificing an early round pick on them (much like defense and kickers).

    - Go with the flow of the draft if your doing live. See what kind of direction that draft is going and fill out your needs to compete for the 10 categories (head-to-head and roto) on each position.

    Fantasy Baseball is much in more comparison to Fantasy Basketball, so if you know how fantasy basketball is drafted, you shouldn't have any problem with baseball at all.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Basic tips

    Remember that your largest contributors are going to be your offensive players so take posistion players in the first two rounds then pitchers.

    Try to draft guys early that are rare talents and are in a weak fantasy posistion - for instance their are very few high qualty 2b so drafting a great guy like Chase Utley is a good idea.

    Do not - DO NOT waste a 1st through 10th round pick on a closer - Saves always come from the strangest places and oftentimes the guy you pick up off the waivers will do better than your draft pick.

    Go and buy the fantasy b-ball guides that are soon to start popping up. They have in-depth analysis and draft tips.

    Many websites like Roto-wire and others have some great advice also.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would start with the best overall player. Then after that, get the next best player, after that get the best player. Then after about 9-10 rounds of getting the best available players, start drafting the slots needed to fill a team.

    It's not like FB. The reason RB's are typically the first players chosen is the touch the ball the most. Get points for rush yards, rec yards and TD's. RB's normally get the most points.

    Baseball is a different monster

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  • 1 decade ago

    In a baseball draft pick up the best position player available in the 1st round, don't over pay for saves and wins by drafting pitchers high.

    Source(s): ;-)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Generally, you'd like to take hitters in the early rounds and an ace pitcher by Round 4. But there's no hard and fast rule. If Johan Santana was somehow available in the third round, you wouldn't pass him up.

    This year, I'm suggesting taking one of the Big Three shortstops--Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins--as soon as possible (after A-Rod). You can check out my player rankings (http://www.fantasybaseballchamp.com/2008playerrank... and 7-step draft strategy (http://www.fantasybaseballchamp.com/strategyandadv... for more information.

    Best of luck,

    Editor, http://www.FantasyBaseballChamp.com

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  • well in fantasy if your playing h2h (head to head) pitchers generally are more valuable....but in standard scoring like points for each thing,you have to have a variety like good pitchers ,home-run hitters,rbi guys,pitchers...etc. hope it helped

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Start with the whitest players first, and slowly move to the darker ones.

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  • 1 decade ago

    random order

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  • 1 decade ago

    rb then qb

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  • 1 decade ago

    3B, SS, 1B, C/SP, OF

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