This is a 12-team H2H 6x6 Keeper league with Holds and OBP. Here's my squad: Bold are my 8 Keepers and number in Parentheses are the rounds of the supplemental draft I took them in:
C Ivan Rodriguez (11)
1B Derrek Lee 2B Orlando Hudson (13)
3B Ryan Zimmerman SS Miguel Tejada OF Carlos Beltran OF Jason Bay OF Rocco Baldelli (2)
Util Chad Tracy (8)
Util Adam Dunn Bench Brandon Wood (15)
SP Ben Sheets SP CC Sabathia RP JJ Putz (1)
RP Chad Cordero (4)
P Takashi Saito (5)
P Brian Fuentes (7)
P Salomon Torres (10)
Bench Mark Prior (9), Tim Lincecum (12), Ervin Santana (3), AJ Burnett (6), Jeff Francis (14)
I obviously punted Holds, as I can find a guy on the WW all the time who can get 25+ Holds. I thought having lots of Saves would actually give me an edge, especially in trading. Pretty happy with the team so far.
Looks like you have a very strong team to me... Orlando Hudson isn't the greatest 2B... Maybe you can package him with Tracy to get someone better? Also, keep Torres on your bench, or try to trade him for an upgrade at 2B. He's a journeyman, he's old, he's getting hit this spring, and Burnett and Santana are both better choices.
Other than those two little things, you're in great shape.
All the 2Bs went rapidly off the board - the only decent ones left on the WW that have any chance of being upgrades are Cantu and Burke.
Also, we start 2 Util players, so Tracy prolly won't be going anywhere unless I grab a new Util since Wood isn't slated to start the year in the Bigs.
Torres is starting simply because he's a closer. This league has daily roster changes - so I simply have all my RPs playing per day unless I have more than 2 SPs starting.
Also, I think Prior's job is a little more secure than you are suggesting. I got Pudge at 225 overall so I think it was a decent pick Also, Dunn won't be dropped... this is a league with OBP so his value is much higher than just a plain 5x5 - and we only keep 8 per season, so there really is no way I'd keep Pudge or any young catcher, other than the big 3.
FYI - a) don't drop Dunn, doesn't matter what kind of league it is.
b) Prior's job is not at all secure. In fact, it is looking more and more like he might start in AAA. I've followed him closely, b/c he's been on my team since my league's inception 4+ years ago, and briefly flirted with keeping him again this year.
Prior, however, I don't think his job is secure by any means - but more than it may seem. I still think will be the 5th starter this season and then will move up the ranks. It's hard for me the fathom Miller, Cotts, or Guzman taking and retaining that final spot. I could be wrong, for sure, but there isn't much on the WW for SPs as well:
You had a sweet core going into the draft. My only concerns would be 2B, but like you said, there wasn't much there, and SP. Not so much the strength of your pitchers, but the depth. Maybe look to add some SP's to rotate through each week so you can have 5 or 6 going for you.
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