Draft Order

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King Wank
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Draft Order

Postby King Wank » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:53 am

Ok, so I've been in a league with 12-15 other dudes for about 15 years now. We use a draft to select players. Last year, we decided that the "randomizer" that CBS sports uses wasn't reliable since the same two guys had the number one pick 7 of the last 9 years. We changed our constitution to award the picks in reverse order of standings. We lost a couple of franchises who would have received the #1 and #2 picks. The guy who now has the number one pick is upset and wants to trade down. I have the #4 pick.

So, my question is... is there any benefit in a 12 team league to having the #1 pick over the #4 pick? I truthfully have no preference. I've won this league twice...once drafting with the last pick and once in the middle. If you think having the #1 pick is more advantageous, I'd be willing to swap spots with this guy.

Thoughts?
5x5 Roto 12 teams

C Santana, Carlos (1B,C) CLE 
1B Goldschmidt, Paul (1B) ARI 
2B Phillips, Brandon (2B) CIN 
3B Zimmerman, Ryan (3B) WAS 
SS Espinosa, Danny (2B,SS) WAS 
MI Johnson, Kelly (2B) TB
CI Frazier, Todd (1B,3B) CIN 
OF Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
OF McCutchen, Andrew (OF) PIT
OF Pence, Hunter (OF) SF 
OF Stanton, Giancarlo (OF) MIA 
OF Stubbs, Drew (OF) CLE
U Bonifacio, Emilio (OF) TOR 
U Machado, Manny (3B) BAL 

P Benoit, Joaquin (P) DET 
P Greinke, Zack (P) LAD 
P Janssen, Casey (P) TOR 
P Milone, Tommy (P) OAK 
P Moore, Matt (P) TB 
P Morrow, Brandon (P) TOR 
P Parker, Jarrod (P) OAK 
P Dempster, Ryan (P) BOS 
P Soriano, Rafael (P) WAS 

Bench (P) Ryu, Hyun-Jin (P) LAD 
Bench (P) Doubront, Felix (P) BOS
Bench (P) Hanson, Tommy (P) LAA 
Bench (P) Masterson, Justin (P) CLE
Bench (1B) Lind, Adam (1B) TOR

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Re: Draft Order

Postby Oregon Nut Cups » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:28 am

What type of draft is this? Snake? Here's my answer to your question if its not a keeper league and its a snake draft: of course you take the first pick. What's wrong with mapping your draft out by selecting back to back? You get to set your team up much easier that way. I guess I don't see a reason why someone wouldn't want the first pick off the board nor do I understand why they'd trade it to you for the 4th pick off the board but this is a bit of a no-brainer. Take the first pick.
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