This is the team I drafted in last night's 13-team Fantasy Baseball Express Writers League. As I usually do, I focused on hitting in the first five rounds and switched to pitching afterwards. It is my belief that the quality of hitters levels off after 50-60 picks and that teams have filled positions that force them to begin drafting with the roster's parameters in mind i.e I need a SS no matter how much I want to draft a 3rd 1B.
I was ready to grab hitters with my ninth pick but chose to grab Mike Mussina because the drop-off after him was quite dramatic. Following my pitching run, I focused on categories I did not address and the positions I need to fill. Again, I typically look for HR/SB combos. In this draft, I took Mike Cameron. When my 11th pick came along, I grabbed Richie Sexson because there was no other 30+ HR I deemed as reliable of Sexson.
At this point, the best players at each position are gone, and I began to grab the best available at the positions I needed. I had hoped to wait on Ian Kinsler, but the two other 2Bs I targeted - Josh Barfield and Brandon Phillips fell off the board.
Once those spots were addressed, I began to take best available hitters and pitchers for my bench while addressing SB. I couldn't pass on Brad Hawpe but then took BJ Upton and Kenny Lofton in hopes both can steal 25 this year. Kevin Youkilis is a Runs sleeper this year. His power numbers do not stack-up well as a corner, but he is a lock for 90+ runs due to his excellent OBP.
In general, my drafts follow the same course - 4-5 hitters with a couple of personal sleepers, 3-4 pitchers, 5-6 best players at positions of need, wrap up with sleepers and best availables.
Here are the draft results. Let me know where I went wrong or could have done better.