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Postby zechs » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:52 pm

Drafted a week ago in an 8-team H2H 15x15 league

draft position = 5th ; [#] = round picked in the draft
Take a look at this squad...

C- Posada [23rd] (if I'm gonna make any moves this season, most will probably come at this position picking the hot bat)
1B- Helton [4th]
2B- Cantu [8th] (my only "reach" pick IMO; I could have picked M. Giles)
3B- A. Ramirez [7th]
SS- Rollins [6th]
LF- Crawford [2nd]
CF- Bay [3rd]
RF- B. Giles [9th]
Util- Hafner [11th]
BN- Lu. A. Gonzalez [22nd] (his versatility probably don't mean much in a shallow league but oh well... lol)

this is where it gets interesting...
SP- Dempster [14th]
SP- Papelbon [21st]
SP- Heilman [20th]
SP- McCarthy [19th]
RP- Nathan [5th]
RP- Turnbow [13th]
RP- Wickman [15th]
RP- Gordon [17th]
BN- Liriano [18th], Jo. Santana [1st], Smoltz [9th], F. Hernandez [10th], Haren [16th]

Since it's daily lineup changes and with categories such as K/9 and HLD, I drafted young studs that are both SP & RP eligible in the late rounds to rack up as many pitching stats in a given week. I also set my team up for the 2nd half of the season if/when any of them become starters for their respective teams.

B-)
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Postby mgblues » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:26 pm

Thanks for your input. I'll probably be staying put.

Wow, what a roster. You've got one hell of a lineup there. I don't think I would change a thing. Good job.
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Postby Rubidium » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:45 pm

It's a killer team in a 5x5, no doubt. I just wonder what your scoring cats are and how that will affect this team, especially if someone like Hafner dropped to the 11th round.
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Postby zechs » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:54 pm

batting cats: R 1B 2B 3B HR RBI SF SB BB K GIDP A E AVG OPS (A = assists, GIDP = Grounded Into Double Play)

pitching cats: IP W L CG SHO SV HR BB K WP GIDP HLD ERA WHIP K/9

as you can see, it IS crazy scoring...

the only reason I was considering M. Giles over Cantu is because Giles is a better bet for more runs and less errors; however, I'm gambling on Cantu's upside

DH's have minimal value in this scoring format -- that's mostly the reason why I got Hafner that low
14tm.,H2H,8x8:
C-BMolina 1B-Votto 2B-Utley 3B-Youk SS-Furcal LF-JDamon CF-BJUpton
RF-ARios UT-DLee BN-Scutaro,CBlake,Schumaker DL-JReyes
SP-SBaker RP-ABailey P-Saito,Hawkins,JJohnson,Dempster,Danks,JShields,Garza
BN-Correia,JDuch,Rowland-Smith,JGarcia
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Postby jealousblues » Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:27 pm

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Postby carpediem » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:12 pm

Thanks for answering mine.

You have a great roster. My only suggestions would be to consider dropping Heilman for Verlander or Madson if either is available.
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Postby incredibledd » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:21 pm

Thanks for your advice on my question.

You obviously have an outstanding team. My only advice is that you can always improve. You can afford to drop heilman and a couple other pitchers on your bench for other pitchers (or batters for that matter) who step it up as the season progresses.
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Postby wieds » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:46 pm

thanks for answering

Your team is stacked with potential. I would agree if you are going to make a move anywhere it should be at catchter. Also I know Santana, Hernandez and Haren are great but I would worry about how many wins they are going to get on teams that are a little offensively challenged.
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Postby opant260 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:05 am

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Postby bjc3345 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:46 am

only thing I would consider is dropping heilman and getting a back up bat in the OF. nice team!
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