Draft strategy 3of leagues vs 5of leagues

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Draft strategy 3of leagues vs 5of leagues

Postby shutupandball » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:37 pm

Im typically used to 5 of leagues. How much does an OF player's value change between 3 and 5 of leagues? My current league has the following archtype.
c, 1b, 2b, 3b, ss, ci, mi, of, of, of, util, 9p, 5 bench
I know one usually wants to have 2 top options in the OF before it gets too late in 5 of leagues. Does this change at all in 3 OF leagues? What significant differences would you think change draft strategy from the typical 5of leagues (like the razzball commenter's leagues) in comparison to the one I am in? (full league info in sig) ANY help would be awesome!
12 Team,- H2H, weekly most categories (daily management), 6x5 (ops) 1 keeper (10 start max, 30 min innings pitched)

C - Derek Norris
1B - Jose Abreu
2B - Kolten Wong
3B - Nolan Arenado
SS - Brad Miller
CI - Chris Davis
MI - Dee Gordon
OF - Giancarlo Stanton
OF - Mookie Betts
OF - Jay Bruce
U - Avisail Garcia
BENCH - A.J. Pollock
DL - Travis D'arnaud

(start 9 pitchers)
P - Matt Harvey
P - Jake Arrieta
P - Carlos Carrasco
P - David Robertson
P - Steve Cishek
P - Andrew Cashner
P - Danny Salazar
P - Brad Boxberger
P - Carlos Martinez
Bench - Taijuan Walker, Drew Hutchison, Wade Davis, A.J. Ramos
DL - empty

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Re: Draft strategy 3of leagues vs 5of leagues

Postby Grey » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:44 pm

Pitchers get a slight bump and outfielders get a slight nudge down... Not wholly significant, your league is just shallower for hitters... I'd have a bench bat too...
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Re: Draft strategy 3of leagues vs 5of leagues

Postby Grouchomarxist » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:02 am

i'm curious why the pitchers would get a bump in this case, because they have a higher share of the impact on your total score? I would think draft strategy would dictate that those 3 OF have to be that much better as a result of fewer options to achieve production.

I have a 3 OF league, with the added trim of not having a CI or MI spot either, just standard positions and 1 UTIL, 5SP, 4RP no swing P position. Would this further swing the pendulum towards drafting pitchers and carrying a bench bat?

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Re: Draft strategy 3of leagues vs 5of leagues

Postby ManOrMachine? » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:19 pm

Your league looks to play shallow on offense (assuming 12 teams or less.) You can easily punt OF until later in the draft and if someone doesn't work out, replace them off the waiver wire from a pool three times the size of any other position. That's why OF is devalued.
Daily H2H 10x10 Each Dynasty 10 Team Yahoo

Budget: $260

Batting Categories: R HR RBI SB K BB TB AVG OBP SLG

C Martin $2
1B Goldschmidt $16
2B Philips $1
3B ???????
SS Yunel Escobar $3
LF Granderson $1
CF ???????
RF Chris Davis $16
Util A Gon $6

C S. Perez $1
2 empty

Pitching Categories: IP W SV HR K ERA WHIP K/9 H/9 BB/9

SP1Wainwright $20
SP2 Shields $16
SP3 Cueto $11
SP4 Smyly $4
SP5 Lackey $1
SP6 Heaney $3
SP7 Erasmo $1
SP8 Ervin $1
SP9 ??????
SP10 ??????

RP1 H Rondon $3
RP2 AJ Ramos $2
RP3 ???????

Minor Roster: Jameson Taillon, JP Crawford, 3 empty

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Re: Draft strategy 3of leagues vs 5of leagues

Postby A Hill O' Beans » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:52 pm

Grouchomarxist wrote:i'm curious why the pitchers would get a bump in this case

In a 5 OF league, an RCL for example you've got 13 hitters and 9 pitchers. In the 3 OF league referenced above you've got 11 hitters and 9 pitchers. So pitchers simply make up a higher percentage of your roster, and thus become more valuable.

(RCL Champions League) My Mustache Has A Mustache
C - Ramos
1B - Goldy
2B - Kinsler
3B - Pedro
SS - Zobrist
MI - Rendon
CI - Napoli
OF - Ellsbury, Victorino, A.Jackson, Cruz, C.Carter
UT - Sandoval
BE - A.Guerrero
SP - Yu, MadBum, Dickey, Haren, Buchholz, C.Martinez
RP - Rosenthal, Uehara, C.Janssen, Hawkins, Herrera

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