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How many fantasy championships are won on drafts?

Posted on: July 8, 2008 7:22 pm
I had my blog for fantasy baseball draft and had some good advice (picked first) picked Arod (should have taken Hanley) but hey Arod is still tearing it up.... but jeez seriously how many teams actually stay the same? What about all the great players you get in FA? Or off of waivers?  This was my team originally... ARod at third, Phillips at 2nd Guillen at SS Delgado at 1st and Martin at C OF consisted of Dunn Matsui Hawpe Utility was Thome Starting 7 pitchers  Buerlhle Burnett Haren Rich Hill Jenks Myers and Penny back up players were Peralta Duncan Griffey Gagne Kennedy and Marcum... that is week 1 week 15 standing at 7-7 (after a 1-6 start) with all the pick ups and one trade later here is where my team stands...  C Martin 1st base Cantu, (FA Pick up) 2nd Phillips 3rd Lowell U ARod OF Drew (FA Pick up) Quentin (FA Pick up) Bradley (FA Pick up) Starting 7 Dempster (FA Pick up) Gonzalez (FA Pickup) Gregg (FA Pick up) Haren Lackey (trade for Jenks) Lee FA Pick up Brian Wilson (FA Pick up) back ups Dunn Carlos Pena (FA Pickup) Danks (FA Pickup) Galarraga (FA pickup) Percival (FA Pickup) Josh Johnson (FA Pickup) I mean compared to my team at the beginning and how those players are doing now and jeez... these FA pickups saved my team haha... I wonder how many other people were in my position if this bad or worse or did I just have a bad draft??? ha ha...
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2008 2:39 pm

How many fantasy championships are won on drafts?

I agree I had 2 games where ARod being "healthy" hurt me but him and Carlos Guillen being "hurt" hurt me too... would have won those games... they ended up playing when they said they would miss some days and ARod was "healthy" thats when he ended up going back on the DL because he was still hurt... go figure.  One team who didn't draft his team didn't have to make many moves until the past few weeks.  After I gave him his second loss hoo ha! But yeah no team is really invincible when it comes to a money league because everyone pays attention.  (for the most part)

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2008 12:01 pm

How many fantasy championships are won on drafts?

To answer the title, not many. It's all about free agency, knowing who to start and who to bench, matchups, etc. Draft is just the first step. But it's won throughout the course of the season.

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