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Analyze/Rate My Team: needs more power hitters? -- WHIR

Postby zechs » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:17 pm

Drafted this team last night; picks were made from my pre-rank list until round 14 or so (poker :] ).

16-team H2H 8x8 scoring (R, H, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OBP, IP, W, SV, K, HLD, TB, ERA, WHIP)

Roster:
C- Josh Bard (SD- 23rd rd.)
1B- Conor Jackson (Ari- 14th rd.)
2B- Robinson Cano (NYY- 3rd rd.)
3B- Edwin Encarnacion (Cin- 13th rd.)
SS- Jose Reyes (NYM- 1st rd.)
LF- Gary Sheffield (Det- 4th rd.)
CF- Willy Taveras (Col- 12th rd.)
RF- Alex Rios (Tor- 2nd rd.)
Util- Howie Kendrick (LAA- 7th rd.)
BN- Nate McLouth (Pit- 18th rd.), Julio Lugo (Bos- 15th rd.), Pedro Feliz (Phi- 16th rd.), Brad Wilkerson (Sea- 22nd rd.), Franklin Gutierrez (Cle- 25th rd.)

SP- Chris Young (SD- 5th rd.)
RP- Manny Corpas (Col- 9th rd.)
P- Tim Lincecum (SF- 6th rd.)
P- Dustin McGowan (Tor- 10th rd.)
P- Phil Hughes (NYY- 11th rd.)
P- Dave Bush (Mil- 17th rd.)
P- Kazuo Fukumori (Tex- 19th rd.)
P- Andy Sonnanstine (TB- 20th rd.)
P- Tom Gordon (Phi- 24th rd.)
BN- John Danks (CWS- 21st rd.), Jonathan Sanchez (SF- FA pickup)
DL- Yovani Gallardo (Mil- 8th rd.)

I think the team is fairly balanced w/ a decent bench hitting group and a group of strikeout pitchers; I need a couple breakout seasons from this team however to be competitive in the power categories. Not sure if I could have drafted any better on pitching given the league size...

What do you think?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Last edited by zechs on Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
14tm.,H2H,8x8:
C-BMolina 1B-Votto 2B-Utley 3B-Youk SS-Furcal LF-JDamon CF-BJUpton
RF-ARios UT-DLee BN-Scutaro,CBlake,Schumaker DL-JReyes
SP-SBaker RP-ABailey P-Saito,Hawkins,JJohnson,Dempster,Danks,JShields,Garza
BN-Correia,JDuch,Rowland-Smith,JGarcia
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Re: Analyze/Rate My Team: needs more power hitters? -- WHIR

Postby jealousblues » Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:43 pm

Yeah, i think it needs a little more power too...

but im no help, Ive never played in a league with more than 12 teams.
is there anything at all left on WW in your league or will you have to trade?
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Postby Holein1 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:52 pm

I would trade taveras (who you got great value in the 12th) to someone who needs the sb`s. Try to target a swisher, hawpe type for him

please help

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Re: Analyze/Rate My Team: needs more power hitters? -- WHIR

Postby zechs » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:35 pm

bump
14tm.,H2H,8x8:
C-BMolina 1B-Votto 2B-Utley 3B-Youk SS-Furcal LF-JDamon CF-BJUpton
RF-ARios UT-DLee BN-Scutaro,CBlake,Schumaker DL-JReyes
SP-SBaker RP-ABailey P-Saito,Hawkins,JJohnson,Dempster,Danks,JShields,Garza
BN-Correia,JDuch,Rowland-Smith,JGarcia
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Re: Analyze/Rate My Team: needs more power hitters? -- WHIR

Postby Vinobili » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:55 pm

I also agree that you need more power. I think I would try trading Cano or Kendrick to see where either nets you. See if you can target some cheap power players like Andruw Jones because I feel he is bound to have a good power season coming up. Trading Willy Taveras would be nice too, but I'm not sure what he would get you in return. Cano should be able to get you a top power player, but see who needs 2B in your league to judge that. I just think it'd be a bit iffy having a 2B as a utility player and I think you can use that spot and trade for players that will help you out in the power department.

Like I said, I think Andruw Jones is a good target, perhaps Manny Ramirez. I also believe Jason Bay will be back to hit for some power as well. Or even if you want to look cheaper, Adam LaRoche isn't too bad for some power.

Thanks for helping me.
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Postby saemick » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:06 pm

Thanks for helping with mine

I have to agree with the rest, but I also wanted to say that for a 16-team league, you have some pretty good pitching and a nice looking team. You could definitely use some power and possibly an upgrade at 1b. I'd try to package together something for a hitter with some RBI & HR potential
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Re: Analyze/Rate My Team: needs more power hitters? -- WHIR

Postby Halo Homers » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:59 am

You need to take a wait and see stance.

You have players with a lot of upside Kendrick, Encarnacion, Jackson, and Sheffield coming off an injury.

I think you won't really know until mid to late May.

I would hold off making any changes until then. That team could be competitive power wise in that large of a league. I think your team could hit 150 HRs. That should be competitive in a 16 teamer with only 8 slots active.
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