Todd Zola wrote:
It's not when but who.
My process is "draft the pitcher, not the round."
I tier the pitchers by ERA/ratio.
I decide what I want my final ERA/WHIP to be
I map out several paths to get there such as
1 from T1, 1 from T3, 2 from T4...
2 from T2, 1 from T3, 1 from T4...
1 from T2, 2 from T3, 2 from T4....
I use a numerical scoring system which I am going to write up and file for ESPN Insider as well as Platinum subscribers next week.' Closers are factored in as well.
The idea is, I don't care what round it is -- every draft has its own ebb and flow. I know what I need the composition of my staff to look like so I time my picks accordingly and have several pre-planned options to get there. One will start with an ace but I have yet to use that except in LABR. I usually start in tier 2 or tier 3.
Typically how big are your tiers? It would seem to me while it's easy to say I don't care and to let the draft follow an ebb and flow in a 15 team draft don't you run the risk of missing out on a tier completly? You can say I want 1 from tier 2 and 1 from tier 3, but with 29 picks in between don't you run the risk of missing tiers completly?