The 2011 ATD-B Beer League Draft
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01-15-2011, 04:41 PM
Hockey in the blood.
Join Date: Sep 2004
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When I'm drafting a player I try to look at the overall package including peak, longevity, durability, character, etc.
Yes. But this is supposed to be a different draft. The B Draft is to NOT look at the overall, but at the specific aspect of greatness.
The point of this is to highlight the greatness in the history of the game, to find someone who excelled at some aspect of the game or career dimension.
We are not to just draft the next-best guy from a list.
So what I'm dealing with at this point is guys I didn't even deem worthy for the 4-team mock A draft.
In other words, I already feel that the best overall picks have been made and anyone taken after is bound to be a lesser player.
Lesser pick, yes,
all things considered
. But in some ways GREATER in some aspect or other. Your pick is supposed to be of guys who stand a snowball's chance in hell of performing well at at least the MLD level in some capacity for some period of time, even in just a depth role.
Please do not make this into the next-best-stat pick. Get off the A track and get on the B track.
9-5=4 is better than 2+2=4 if you get my drift. An exceptional (9) aspect but with drawbacks (-5) is better than a middling (4) mediocre guy. Judge guys not be the overall equals to summary but by the potential greatness demonstrated, by the 9s, at least for this draft.
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