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First draft of the year; how'd I make out? WHIR

Postby abstractpoet » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:40 pm

12 team yahoo h2h league (5x4, no WHIP).

C- Varitek
1B- Dunn
2B- Cano
3B- M. Cabrera
SS- Jeter
OF- Abreu
OF- Beltran
OF- Francoeur
Util- Gomes
BN- N. Johnson

SP- F. Hernandez
SP- Beckett
RP- Gagne
RP- Turnbow
P- Z. Duke
P- M. Cain
BN- F. Liriano
BN- C. Young
BN- McDougal
BN- Shields

I think I panicked a little bit and made some unnecessary picks in the middle rounds, but on the whole I'm pretty happy with how I made out. Opinions? Suggestions? I think my offense is pretty solid. I was worried about my lack of surefire studs in my pitching staff (a couple of injury prone guys and a ton of unproven young guys with huge upsides), so I think I overcompensated by drafting more arms than I actually need. It's a no moves limit league, so lots of guys end up relying on spot starters anyway. I was thinking maybe I could package a pitcher with someone to try to get a speedy util type guy--Figgins would be ideal, but probably out of reach.

It's a twelve team league; I was picking out of the twelve hole (in case you're wondering).

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Postby shmolex » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:47 pm

Your offense is fine.

Your pitching on the other hand consists mostly of sleepers. Very large upside, especially in Cain and Duke, but I wouldn't expect all of them to pan out. Beckett moving to the AL worries me. I would defenitely try to trade for a SP.

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Postby abstractpoet » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:08 pm

So maybe I package Beckett and one of my other SP in a 2-for-1 to try to upgrade my pitching. Who might I be able to get? Would Beckett and Liriano get me a Zambrano, a Smoltz, or a Pettitte? Keep in mind that there are only four pitching categories in my league (no WHIP), so wins and K's become disproportionately valuable.
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Postby abstractpoet » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:43 pm

Any other opinions?
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Postby abstractpoet » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:46 pm

Interesting waiver wire options are:

Jose Guillen (OF)
Jeremy Hermida (OF)
Pedro Feliz (1B, 3B, OF)
Brad Penny (SP)
Daniel Cabrera (SP)
Oliver Perez (SP)
Odalis Perez (SP)
Carl Pavano (SP)
Jorge Sosa (SP/RP)

No one worth using my #1 waiver priority on, but some interesting options nonetheless.
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Postby PowderedToastMan » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:54 pm

Hey man thanks for the thoughts on my team! for you I love your Offence! for a 12 team league its Tight! The pitching is a problem and i would be looking for sure to make a trade to upgrade there. i would take a chance on O.perez aswell just my thought!
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Postby abstractpoet » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:01 am

PowderedToastMan wrote:Hey man thanks for the thoughts on my team! for you I love your Offence! for a 12 team league its Tight! The pitching is a problem and i would be looking for sure to make a trade to upgrade there. i would take a chance on O.perez aswell just my thought!


Oliver Perez? Who would you drop for him? The problem is that everyone on my pitching staff is pretty decent (not drop-worthy), though you're right that I'm missing that big stud. Not sure Oliver is going to be that guy either.
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Postby scoop » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:16 am

Lets hope that Gagne comes back 100%, that would add up to alot of saves.I like Turnbow also, had him last year and was impressed. Good luck!
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Postby abstractpoet » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:23 am

one more bump
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Postby mk99 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:18 am

not much else to add... very solid offense, but small chance of collapse with Mcab being pitched around, Beltran being slightly over-hyped, and Abreu plateau-ing, but great draft.

Pitching dioes have a lot of upside. I don't like Beckett tho. I would really try and trade him to some sucker who over-values him.
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