It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:00 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
  Print view Previous topic | Next topic 
Author Message
 Post subject: Dynasty League Strategy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:18 pm
Posts: 8
Just joined a new dynasty league, and although I have played FBB for a few years now I have only participated in leagues with keepers (with the most keepers being set at 4 per year), and have not had to worry about balancing a full roster. So I'm looking for a little insight into a general strategy as to how to best spend my $$ in the auction. That said, here are the guidelines:

12 man league; Roto Points based scoring system
$260 Cap to spend on auctioned players
Can assign players contract lengths anywhere from 1-5 years
40 Man Roster (10 of which are reserved for Minor Leaguers)

So my first thoughts as far as a strategy goes is to get 1 big young bat, and 1 big young pitcher early in the auction. Then jump into bidding on players that seem to offer value in the middle rounds. So essentially I will be securing 2 high end players that I can build around. However, because the league is just starting out I would like to secure at least 3-4 highly touted minor leaguers, so ultimately I want to make sure I have enough $$ towards the end of the draft to accomplish this. I want to balance my team so it's good this year, but more importantly has either the flexibility to trade a haul of minor leaguers for a piece needed for a playoff push as the trade deadline closes in, or to establish a foundation of young controllable talent that will hopefully set me up for a nice run for consecutive years.

Does anyone that has dynasty experience have any thoughts on this strategy? If so, what should I be looking to spend percentage wise of the $260 I have to work with between Major/Minor Leaguers and Bats/Pitchers?

_________________
12-Team Mixed h2h

C - Gattis
1b - Butler
2b - B. Phillips
3b - Lawrie
ss - Rutledge
OF - Braun
OF - Trout
OF - Jennings
Util - Ike Davis
Util - Alex Gordon

BE: McCann
DL - Zimmerman, Eaton

SP - Samardzija, Scherzer, Minor, Fernandez, Cobb, Quintana, Niese
RP - Wilhelmsen, Mujica


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dynasty League Strategy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:10 am
Posts: 2176
I play in two deep dynasty leagues but they have been around for so long, I don't really remember my strategy for drafting. But I wouldn't be too concerned about age, a lot of times owners seem to go crazier for the young talented players thinking they are building for the future and miss out on better, older talent.

I am also not one to restrict myself too much with so much money going to pitching/hitting or so much towards minor league players. If anything this would be a good time to assign dollar values to every player including minor league players and then at auction stick to those numbers pretty strictly. If you see a guy who you value more, going cheaply then go get him and vice versa. By doing that it will help keep you from getting sucked into over bidding on a guy.

While you want to have a competitive team 5 years from now, a championship this year is just as good as a championship down the road. So that is why it is important to not let guys like Pujols go cheaper than they should.

Lastly, I would focus on guys that were prospects a couple years ago but haven't quite lived up to expectations. Those are guys who could easily get things going and are likely to go cheaper than some minor league players. I am talking about guys like Hosmer, Lawrie, Moore or Montero. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they all go cheaper than Profar or Machado but give you better numbers.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron