New to the board, but I'd like to become a regular. I can't get enough analyzing fantasy baseball teams, but this time I'd like some input on my own team. This is an 18 team, Rotisserie scoring, 6x6 league. Stats are AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS, W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV, and HLD. Spots are: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, Util, 4 SP's, 3 RP's, 2 P's, 4 BN, 2 DL's.
Heres my team:
C - Jason Varitek 1B - Todd Helton 2B - Chone Figgins 3B - David Wright SS - Troy Tulowitzki OF - Jeremy Hermida OF - Ken Griffey Jr. OF - Travis Buck Util - Jim Thome
BN - Wily Mo Pena BN - Luke Scott BN - Ryan Church
SP - Carlos Zambrano SP - Felix Hernandez SP - Jeremy Bonderman SP - Gil Meche RP - Eric Gagne RP - Rafael Betancourt RP - Brandon Morrow P - Boof Bonser P - Daniel Cabrera
BN - Juan Cruz BN - Manny Delcarmen
I think OF would be a weakspot since you typically see big numbers out of the OF. I took some chances on some older guys that need to have another year of production (Varitek, Helton, Griffey and Thome). I think this upcoming year the sky is the limit for guys like Wright, Tulo, Zambrano and Hernandez. I don't think I punted any categories even though I certainly won't be placing too high in SB's. Tell me what you think and I look forward to making plenty of comments on other teams.
Agreed about the other poster saying for an 18 team league, you really did well...Def think you can boost OF during the year with some productive waiver wire pickups because you know griffey will get hurt and hermida and buck are just ehhh at this point...your pitching should be fine so focus on finding some solid OF upgrades over the first 3 weeks or so of the season (maybe even try to deal meche or bonderman and church in a package for a better OF and a lower pitching option???)...
Agreed. For an 18 team league, that's an impressive lineup. I'd check your waiver wire to see if Carlos Gomez is still available if you need some steals. He could easily replace Church on your bench, and he's going virtually undrafted in most of the leagues I know of. Of course, I don't know any leagues larger than 12 teams, so he could already be gone. But if he's available, think of him as another Juan Pierre type, only with slightly more power. I'm thinking he does .265, 5 HR, 40 RBI, 80 R, 45+ SB. He'll give you a boost in the SB department for sure.
As of 8/4/13 C:Napoli 1B:Goldshmidt 2B:Kinsler, Gyorko SS:Tulo, Profar 3B:Longoria, Machado, Middlebrooks OF:Harper, J. Upton, AGon, R. Davis, Venable SP:Scherzer, Minor, Ryu, E.Santana, Beachy, Samardzja, J.Johnson (DL), T.Ross RP:Perez, Rodney, Farquar