Some common strategies used during fantasy baseball drafts can now be set up in Draft Wizard® (both the Simulator and Assistant) in order to better tailor player recommendations.
Currently, the supported position strategies are Pocket Aces, Hitter Heavy, Punt Catchers, Punt Closers, and Custom.
Pocket Aces: No hitters will be suggested until after Round 2.
Hitter Heavy: No pitchers will be suggested until after Round 4.
Punt Catchers: No catchers will be suggested until after Round 19.
Punt Closers: No RPs will be suggested until after Round 18.
Custom: You can also create your own custom draft strategy. For example, if you want to draft two positions like 2B and RP later on at different points in the draft, it can be configured manually.
The default Draft Wizard® strategy is to recommend the best players (based on your cheat sheet and expert voting) available when it's your turn to pick. With one of these position strategies enabled, we will display player suggestions to match that strategy.
In order to employ specific position strategies in conjunction with our pick recommendations, click on "Set Draft Strategy" in the draft room.
Here you can choose common position strategies or you can create a custom position strategy using specific rules that you set up.
To create a custom position strategy, click the plus sign.
Now you can name your strategy and select which position and round the rule applies to. To add additional rules, click the plus sign at the end of the row (you can add up to three rules for custom draft strategies). Be sure to click Save & Apply to use this custom strategy in your draft.
The pick recommendations will still factor in your cheat sheet/rankings while respecting the draft strategy you are utilizing.
Note: You can also change the number of suggested players that are displayed throughout the draft from this screen.