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Quick Draft League debacle


Quick Draft League debacle

Ok I have defended the changes in the revamped drafting process so far, but this last example is simply too horrendous to even be possible.

In a Best of the 1990's League, the highest Ranked Pitcher I was Offered was a 68 - A 68?? Really?

Sorry, even after getting the 2nd pick in the Supplemental, I had no chance whatsoever, because EVERYONE already had 2 pitchers higher than that and then took a 3rd in the Supp.

Worse I got 3 batters with a rank of 80 or higher, this team has absolutely no chance whatsoever of even being competitive, it's a joke and a BAD joke

Look at the rest of the League and explain to me how a team THIS BAD was the best I could come up with- it's Garbage -, so depressing.

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There’s something definitely off there. Do you know which team you were to draft?

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i drafted last

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Sucks doesn't it.

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Yes it was bad, but I have played in many Best of the 1990's Leagues before, it seems like the usual player pool was missing some players or something, there's no way any team should be that badly handicapped after the draft

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Drafting last is often a challenge, but you still had a chance to turn it around in the supp draft...

Your team was quite bad from the start... but getting Nolan Ryan just helped you greatly...

You then dropped it badly in the supp....

You went for middle innings relievers instead, you wasted early picks...with Henke and Hernandez, instead of going for Abreu or Gwynn, Olerud and Brogna..solid leadoff and great 3rd hitters there...

You also wasted your free agent pick up with Spiers to play him out of position instead of living with Bordick at SS with is great Dwar...and just have him hit 9th...sometimes you just have to live with a weak bat but a great defender...Bordick at least has a defensive upside...Spiers doesn't have any at all...especially if you play him out of position...

You also pass on Dykstra, who has a great 1990 season with an exceptional +3 dwar and can easily hit 2nd...& Chilli Davis or Reggie Jefferson as a Dh...

instead of having a lineup Abreu,Dykstra,Brogna,Ramirez,
Davis, an good defense for the balance of your lineup....

you got relievers, a bad 5th starter andSpiers, a 3b playing ss....
You could of also wen't for Pitching since Park,Hill and Morgan were all available, and historically they all have an above .500 records when you compare across leagues...

so you had couple of options to compensate...

you might not of been a top contender, but would of easily played above .500 and possibly fight for a playofff spot...

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I agree that getting 2 RP in the Supplemental did not utilize my slot to the best of its potential, but seeing how, 6 SP went in the 1st round I was screwed, all the good SP were gone, should I have taken a 61 SP over an 80+ reliever and left him for the guys who already had superior starters? how does that help me?

if i got to re-rank after the 1st round I would have had different choices and by the Spiers is a 1+ Dwar and that stat is not decreased by playing his secondary position, although his fielding % does drop..

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You were in a tough spot,

But relieves are luxury, especially when you are in a spot were you need to turns things around as drastically as you needed. You should of just take what ever was left in there in RP at the day 7 free agency...

Picking any of them over Abreu (a great leadoff or 3rd hitter) Olerud ( one of the best hitter) or Brogna (a solid 4th hitter) was a huge mistake.

Even Chan Ho Park, that you pass on, who was the last pick of the sump draft.... He has a global record of 99-72 when you pill up all of his seasons when comparing across leagues... That says a lot more than whatever rank number you can use... He his always pitching with a record above .500 year in and year out... That should just translate to fairly the same with your team... So for sure he is more useful than any of the relievers you picked at 85 or 90 rank... Sometimes, it his better to go with guys that goes under the radar... You would of have at least 3 guys who almost guarantee you an above .500 record when they start. the las 2 starter of your rotation could of just been some fair SP that combine with great defense would of kept their head above water....

As for Spiers... I just can't see any success happening when you have a SS playing out of position...especially when you have a 2.92 DWAR with a great fielding PCT sleeping on the bench....just use Bordick glove at SS and have Pinch hitter install for him late in games that you trail.. You can also get Rey Sanchez on the FA who has a great glove... Spiers can surely help you better at 3B...

I also see Dykstra, who is quite good at CF with is 1990 season with +3.00 DWAR and a 325 batt avg + 420 OBP... still in there in free agency pool... there is also Scott Sanders who can surely give you a lot of inning in the bullpen to cover out for 4th and 5th starter short outings...

Why trying to get some average offenders that won't give you any upside vs other teams when you have instead the possibility of being the best defensive team...

Obviously, you won't win this one with your offense, but you can surely fight by building the best possible defensive team...


Also you should think about having some good pinch runner on your bench, etc...

Always good, a timely pinch run can make you win an extra 4-5 games a season...

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From my experience since the draft was altered to its current form is simple.

Whether you save a pitcher or not, be prepared to spend your entire Supplemental Draft trying to fix horrible pitching.

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Your case and team was interesting, since you had to build basically from the supp draft and FA...

If I do a projected lineup of what could of been possible...

you could of ended with

Dykstra CF (+3DWAR)
Young 2B (Speed and good D)
Brogna 1B (great bat)
Ramirez LF (great bat)
Chili Davis DH (OBP, Good pop, often overlooked)
Spiers 3B (OBP can run)
Mack or Gilkey RF (Defense avg POP)
Ausmus (defense)
Bordick or Sanchez SS (defense)

Your offense would of definitely look awkward and not flashy, but you would still be a defensive force that would compensate the lack of pop in offense...

Rotation

1)Nolan Ryan (the best pitchers win the best of 1990's,a Cy Young candidate)
2)Pete Harnish (pitches above .500 year in year out)
3)Chan Ho Park (another above .500 pitcher)
4)Mike Morgan (a .500 pitcher)
5)any bum maybe overlooked Todd Stottlemyre (set him up before pitch count or you can possibly slump but him down the road... and get Sanders in there as a long reliever)

You would of got an above .500 team and possibly a playoff contending team...

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I appreciate the comments and you make good points, but bottom line is that there is just no way you should end up with the team I did after the quick draft, PERIOD.

People will simply not put up with that kind of disparity on a regular basis, you can't only get a 68 SP as your ace.

And the talent was NOT fairly allocated at all.

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Don't give up, dude. You're 8 games in and there are some decent batters in FA. You can trade Manny for a SP, maybe. Also, your division leader is 3-5. You got a shot, even after getting shafted.

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Have to agree that is quite a no mans land you started with....