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Approach To The Early Rounds

Derek Carty over at Hardball Times describes his approach to the first few rounds of his drafts.  He goes after safe, consistent players.  I couldn't agree more, and I also ended up with David Wright, Carlos Lee, and Lance Berkman in many drafts last year.

Back in September I wrote a simple post entitled How To Win.  Readers added a bunch of good stuff in the comments.  I think the big picture is that you shouldn't get too cute.  Don't pick the "next big thing" in the first round, don't work off wild projections, don't draft pitchers too early, don't ignore position scarcity.

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