Re: Keys to Winning
I always use my first 9 picks for offensive players. I think pitching is much easier to scrounge late in drafts or on the waiver wire during the season. It is much less common for a stud hitter to come out of nowhere than it is to find several solid pitchers (especially closers) as free agent pickups.
I also like to draft stud closers in the mid-rounds and then trade them for hitters, then pick up guys like Soria, Reyes, and Owens as closers for free.