Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
I could be wrong here, but if you get power guys, they should dominate in pretty much every field except stolen bases. Why put little Ryan Freels on your team when they don't help you win anything except stolen bases? A homerun gets you a hit, a run, an rbi, and a hr as well as pumping up your slugging pct. and OPS if your league counts them. As well, lots of power guys walk, so they don't hurt there either.
I just don't see the logic in worrying about stolen bases. Unless you get Scott Podsednik and other scrappy guys, you can't win that category anyway.
You're right. I really didn't target scrappy guys like Tony Womack, Juan Pierre, Scott Podsednik, etc as much as I tried to make it a point to get power hitters that would contribute SB's (Bay, Utley in particular). Drafting Furcal was a mistake. I was going to take Jeter, and then hesitated because I wanted to wait a little bit longer and take Felipe or Peralta, but I was short on time and the computer auto selected Furcal right as I was about to make my pick, which was originally going to be Jeter, but then I noticed H.Matsui was still there and I wanted to get him, as I wanted another good OF to backup Bay. I don't think it totally ruined my season, but it did change the outcome of my draft. My team would have looked a lot different (and better, IMO) if I had drafted H. Matsui instead of Furcal and then drafted F.Lopez or J. Peralta instead of C. Crisp (they both fell that far) I felt like I was playing catchup on positions. This is the first time I had drafted 10th, and I didn't like the back to back picks and then waiting 20 picks before my next turn. Not easy to do. Made the same mistake on Bush. He was in my queue as someone to target in the last round, if a bunch of starters came off the board. I wanted to draft Chris Ray with that pick, and then use the following pick on J.D. Drew, realizing that he fell too far. I clicked on the draft button and I must have hit the down arrow on my keyboard because it picked the player (Bush) right under Ray in my queue. Since I drafted Ray, I felt I needed to get a 3rd closer, thus I had to take Ray with the pick after Bush tp get my closer and let Drew stay out there. Drew went the pick after Ray.