Well I know Bartlett is weak at SS, but the only people available on the wire are Betancourt and Vizquel.
I obviously need the speed to be competative and at least I know he'll steal me 25 bags.
I know I know at catcher, I'll probably end up flowing players in and out depending on whose hot. Trust me, I'm not high on Towles, but hes long long gone, trust me I named everyone worth it ((well not Miguel Montero, he won't start)). The thing with Navarro that appealed to me in this league is the BB rate that other C don't have. Ruiz doesn't BB much and his OBP suffers, and hes yet to prove to me he can last a full season. The guy I was looking at most from that group was Chris Snyder because of his OBP, second half... well not a surge, but... an increase... and that park is very nice, and there are rumors of him batting second with high OBP guys behind him to drive him in, he might get lucky and Odog will lead off and he'll get to do that.
The thing with damon is again, speed. Although his BA is only .270, his OBP is .355 and is pretty respectable for a guy who should hit 10-15 HR and 22-25 SB. I need the speed, and would rather start him over anyone on the waiver wire, no doubt. I have Cust on my bench, and his OPS is just through the roof, but his high K rate worries me along with that horrible park and very shaky lineup, so theres really not much I can do except try to trade, but because this is a power-leaning lead many people are hoarding the SB they have and overvaluing those types of guys by 2 rounds, just because its so hard to find then helpful in a league like this.
Remember this is a 16 team league too so If I'm going to use 3 picks to get 3 closers, and use 3 picks to get 3 top relievers, and use 3 picks to get 3 Soft Aces then something will suffer. Dioner was my last round pick, and was kind of a joke, but I know alot of people, including some experts, who think he can put together a helpful season. Also, if you look at Bartlett's numbers in comparison to Ocab then its really not that different. Their OBP is the same, their SB are the same, Ocab will hit 3-5 more HR and drive in about 20 more, but he gets taken in the 11th, not the 19th where I got Bartlett.
Thanks for the help though, anyone else?
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