2008 Straight Draft Guide

Our objective in this annual HQ feature is to take the multitude of tools, rankings, and analysis offered here on the site, and sew them into a comprehensive "one-stop shopping" destination for straight draft preparation. Years ago, this guide was a standalone entity. But now, in the interests of economy of effort, we focus on leveraging the good work already done by other HQ analysts.

We are also somewhat beyond the point where we "re-invent" the wheel each year. Our approach is well-defined at this point, as you can see in past editions here and here. For newcomers, here is a refresher:

The Basics

Our approach, as usual, is to break the straight draft into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Reliability
  • Phase 2: Scarcity
  • Phase 3:...


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