Here we go for day 2!
Draft day is getting closer are you ready?
Some of the questions that are being asked are great. Here are a few more.
Bob from Eat, Sleep, Baseball comes back for more with
“Who do you think could possibly be the biggest steal thins year? Should
I draft old or young? I mean I know I want guys in their prime but if I
can’t get them who sound I pick. Third, Do fielding stats count? Fourth
Which prospect do you think will have the best stats. And Lastly I’m
looking into Andre Ethier a lot right now. Where would you rank him
among rightfielders, outfielders, and every player”
There’s a lot of ways I can go about this series of questions, but here it goes.
It’s your call. If I answer these questions then it becomes my team and not yours…
Do the research, seek out the guys from fantasy 411, your looking for data not opinion at this point. Most of all it’s a coin flip either way, so it’s your call. People, especially players are fickle creatures and the chances of my suggestion being correct is just as likely as the other.
What I can answer, no Fielding stats don’t count in our league.
Thanks for the questions!
And next Lissi from Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
“I just did a mock draft and it didn’t put my presaved rankings on the
draft. I thought it said it would do that. It also didn’t look like it
said it would or like what my friends’ (he was dong ESPN) looked like.
Are the mock drafts a different format than the real thing? I thought
they were supposed to be the same. My main problem was them not
reordering my picks like I had them already. I thought that was the
point of the the PreRanking.“
Hmm, it really should keep your rankings on the ESPN site. I would keep trying.
Welcome to day 2 of fantasy baseball week!
Today we answer two questions from our MLB Bloggers. Which reminds me that if you do have an MLB blog and would like to be apart of our fantasy keeper league feel free to contact me!
First comes Bob from Eat, Sleep, baseball and he asks,
“Okay well. Right now I’m making a depth chart of what players I want.
Should I just make a long list of who I want in order and then cross
them out when they get drafted? And what if I can’t come to the
computer when I draft?”
Good question! The answer is very simple. Yes! The key to a good fantasy plan is to have a list double and possibly even triple what you need to complete your roster. Prioritizing the best of that position toward the top. Since our league has 12+ people in it, you WILL NOT get an all star at all positions, most may not even get one. So don’t be discouraged by your picks if they don’t include a Manny or Jeter type player, most won’t have them either and we all know how injuries or slumps go even if you have one it doesn’t lock in the stats he pulled for 2008. The bigger the league the more challenging it becomes to our league coaches to know their stuff. As far as not being at the computer, log into your espn baseball site there you will be able to setup your priority list of players for a draft, naturally it’s not the best way since you being their live allows you to make adjustments on the fly, but if you’re not there it will use the list as you organize it to select your players BE CAREFUL doing this, as if you put 6 first basemen at the top of your list and they are not all taken as the rounds go on it will fill in the first base position, the utility position, and the bench with what ever is left for example. You’ll have no need for 6 big name 1st basemen as you can’t field them, but on the other hand it’s good trade bait for what you do need so at that point it’s a matter of stratedgy. I would recommend spacing them out though, but then again I’m no authority.
Our last question comes from Julia at Julia Rants and she asks,
“Where is the best site for us to go to, to do a mock draft?”
Another good question! And again the answer is easy for you. Since we are using ESPN as our home for the MLB Bloggers League go to the ESPN Fantasy Baseball Main Page and midway on the right side there is a link for “select draft” and you can select “mock draft lounge” there you can get into the next mock draft (usually within 5 mins) and try your luck against a random selection of other managers from around the world looking to see how they stack up. This way you can actually experience the draft with the actual tools you’ll have available to you on Sunday. Practice getting your draft picks in order on your draft choice lists, getting your paperwork out and coming up with a process on how to keep track of who’s left and who’s not. When does your key players get picked, so you know if you need to make your selections earlier or later. The key is to keep drafting, I would highly recommend to our newer fantasy players that you do 5 or 6 drafts before Sunday. Also in good news, your mock draft results will be emailed to you so you can have a record of how everyone picked and you can use this as research material!
Keep the questions comming! Another entry is on it’s way later on today.