bigh0rt wrote:Pierzynski doesn't really do much for me. Though he may have value in the trade market. Someone I'm really grooving on at C this year is David Ross. 21 blasts in under 250 ABs last year -- a serious source of power from a power scarce position. People seem down on Kinsler, but I think he'll long outperform his ADP; I like his park, his lineup, etc. You seem a little low on the speed side of things. Rollins and Soriano are going to get their steals, but beyond that, Kinsler may give you 10 - 15 tops, but I think you need maybe one more speed threat to be comfortable in the SB department.
How'd you get both Pronk and Soriano? That's a great 1 - 2 punch.
I'm very high on Eddy Enc, and he should see plenty of time starting for you unless Beltre outperforms what I think he will.
I'm not really in love with your SP situation. Felix I'm so so on, and while I'm as high on Cain as the next guy, Patterson, Lilly, Lowe, and Bonser don't do a ton for me. I do think Wainright will do well. Good to have Zumaya both for his ratios, as well as to handcuff Todd Jones in case he loses his job. I think with 5 possible starting RPs, I'd be starting at least 3 Closers, as well as Zumaya, and maybe another elite middle reliever (Shields, Linebrink). I think that strategy may be more valuable to you than the bottom end of your rotation. All in all, a competitive 12 team league, but nothing overwhelming.
I hope your not being tough on me because you don't like the Yankees.
lol joke. Anyway I checked out Ross honestly one of those guys who slipped through the cracks, I dont know much on him. How has he done in spring training? Does he have the minor league numbers to suggest he can build on last year? One of the weaknesses I identified was the average category and Pierzynski at .295 at least doesnt hurt.
I disagree in terms of speed. Kinsler is good for 15 and Beltre had 10 last year. Rios had 15 and missed lots of time. I think im fine.
I view Felix and Cain as two 3rd tier guys who will have second tier numbers. (Johan stands alone) Wainwright is having a great spring and that goes along with his performance last year. 12-15 wins with nice peripherals seem fine for my third starter. Patterson is my injury risk who can do 10-12 wins with great peripherals if hes healthy. Personally I think Lilly in the NL does well, Lowe was a value pick who fell to the 19th round and Bonser is someone i'm high on.
You're right about the third closer, I will handle that as soon as some jobs become set. Lastly Soriano and Pronk was great don't know how he fell to 22nd in a ridiculously competitive winners league.