Roster with draft position C Salty (125) 1B Garko (164) 2B Howie (101) This may have been a reach SS H-Ram (5) 3B A-Ram (44) OF Beltran (20) OF Granderson (29) OF Shane Vict (149) Util Thome (140) BN Kouz (188); Melky (212); Connor Jackson (236); Willy Mo (245 - Last round)
Pitchers Verlander (53) Nathan (68) maybe a reach Lackey (77) Chris Young (92) H. Street (116) M. Buehrle (173) J. Garland (197) J. Guthrie (221)
So how did I do? Any advice on possible stat problems? Thanks all....WHIIIIRRR if leave advice
You have plenty of speed in your lineup, some nice pop, but your average might suffer. You seem to have a lot of guys who could hit anywhere from .265-.280. Saltalamacchia may not get every day ABs in Texas, so you'll have to monitor that situation.
If Lackey's arm issues continue, you will probably be hurting for Ks. If his issues subside, your top three arms are very strong.
I like the team all right. Don't much care for Granderson in the 3rd, but he should still put up good run/rbi due to lineup position. Salty IMO is worthless and needs to go. I guess you're banking on Garko, Kendrick, and Victorino delivering. These aren't guys I targeted, but they've got that potential.
Pitching wise, you look OK. Just make sure you focus on quality starts and K's, and then pick up some relief to balance out your team.
Getting Ham-Ram at 5 was a huge steal, but I agree with someone previous that you might suffer with your avg and you have players that may or may not be playing every day, so getting a backup for salty would be a good idea. You should have good win total if your pitching stays healthy but that isn't the only category, just pray Verlander doesn't get hurt because he anchors your staff for sure, without him you won't be competative in strikeouts or wins. Thanks for your help on mine
i like your OF alot. I think though that your league favors power and the steals department is not as important. granderson might counter balance that with triples and doubles. I like the lackey/verlander combo, however i do not like the fact that you don't have another closer. i'm not too keen on the rest of your sp though..solid hitting though
your staff is saweet, but you need a better 1B than Garko/C. Jackson imo, i would definitely look to trade for one, i really like your team besides that and howie is a reach at 101, but no matter now, he will help your avg. out a lot this year, the guy is set to hit .350 one year soon, he has the shortest swing i have ever seen, but look for him to bat .330 this year
Reyes and guerrero, the two most blessed players in the league, not to mention the most fun to watch
I'm not a huge Verlander fan, but your rotation looks pretty solid, if not high ceiling. Like other people said, I would definitely pick up another Catcher other than Salty because even his minor league stats weren't that amazing. You don't really know what to expect from him. You seem to be banking on a breakout year from either Garko or Connor Jackson. Neither are reputed to have AMAZING potential, so don't be disappointed if they both end up being .290/20 players..
overall it's okay... i'd probably look to get a little more power though. Mabye look to deal off Granderson and Victorino to someone in need of speed that may have a decent average power hitting OF that you could get in return.
I mostly agree with the sentiment that you should deal more speed for power, I would say move granderson, but if you took him in the 3rd you must be a big fan, and you probably can't get 3rd round value for him. so move shane v or beltran. As another poster said your settings definitely favor power, and that only enhances your need to add some power. What 1B are available via the WW. Jackson or garko are a little weak there and your general lack of power only enhances that issue. I think Kouz is not worth a roster spot in a league this small. Especially with you having aram. Try and grab a top prospect fighting for a roster spot, and see if it pans out.
pitching looks solid though not strong enough to carry your lack of power on offense IMO. i'm not really a fan of your last 3 starters although your settings do favor their strengths.