Hey everyone. I just drafted in a 10 team h2h 6x6 (standards cats plus ops and homers allowed). I kind of punted steals and concentrated on power (especially since ops is also a category). What do you guys think?
c - mccann 1b - ortiz 2b - kinsler 3b - atkins ss - tejada of - holliday of - hart of - francoeur util - teixiera util - butler bench - votto bench - j. upton
sp - webb sp - halladay sp - liriano rp - rivera rp - lidge rp - b. wilson p - bj ryan p - mcgowan bench - wainwright bench - blanton bench - hudson
Last edited by Howie on Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
well for starters i like your pitching, however i don't ever like to go closer heavy like you did but that's just me, provided liarno is healthy your starters look in good shape. as far as hitting goes i'd dump tejada and get someone else, i'd try to package him somewhere, and i'm not a huge upton fan but other than that looks good
normally i would question having 4 closers, but i think one needs to consider who the closers are. Wilson in SF, how many save ops is he going to get? and even then how good will he be? limited experience. Lidge is currently injured. even when he returns how will he do? he did loose the job during the season last year. BJ Ryan coming back from surgery, how good will he be early in the season? if the 4 closers pitch to their potential then a trade can be made during the season, but id hold them all for now.. unless you can get great value based on their potential.
i like all the hitters, even the potential of Votto/Upton off the bench. i guess im higher on Tejada than the previous poster, he could have big power numbers in Houston.
i like the pitching too, and if Liriano is healthy he could be a huge bonus.
I really like your team. Hitters are solid. I would try to improve SP. I too am not a big fan of drafting closer heavy in pitching. It's just too voloatile of a position and I'd prefer to go with more stable starters when drafting. If your pitchers perform to potential you will do very well. If any of them fall to their potential injury woes then you may struggle and have to dip into that offense in a few months to improve your pitching. My only advice would be to try to get one more solid SP. Great draft though.
Great team. Your lineup is really solid, and I like that you didn't focus on SB because you can always pick them up throughout the year, especially in a 10 team league. Also, I would say forget crappy closers, they loose their jobs every other week, pick up some really solid SU men, like Bell or Broxton or a couple more SP. Ortiz, Holliday and Texeriera looks sooo nice, good job.
Thanks. Well, believe it or not, i did not plan to draft closers early, and i actually snagged Rivera in the 11th, Lidge in the 13th, and Ryan in the 18th. I felt that i could not pass up any of those closers at those spots, especially Rivera.
i like the team a lot... Not focusing on steals was the right thing to do with OPS added into the equation.
You've got tons of power and it'll benefit you big time. I also like your pitching staff. Liriano is a huge risk/reward kind of guy, but you've got enough depth to cover the risk. So if he turns out dominant you'll be in great shape, if he busts you seem to be covered.
Everybody is talking about your RP but I think it might benefit you going closer heavy with HR allowed as a category... 4 closers should help minimize your HR allowed, especially since most will be going with 5 starters 3 closers... Plus if Ryan or Lidge falters you can always plug McGowan in, and he should be real good this season.
Your team seems pretty solid! Infield is great, as are your SP's - Liriano worries me, but, he's been doing well in spring training (for what that's worth!)...Hopefully Ryan pans out, but, I think he's rushed himself back and his arm is going to fall off...overall, though, good work!