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Postby Challenger » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:43 pm

Just finished a 10-team standard 5x5 roto draft. We use OPS instead of BA...

C - Ivan Rodriguez
1B - Derek Lee
2B - Jeff Kent
SS - Orlando Cabrera
3B - Dimitri Young
OF - Carlos Beltran
OF - Jim Edmonds
OF - Juan Gonzalez
Util - Larry Walker

SP - Javier Vazquez
SP - Johan Santana
SP - Brandon Webb
SP - Jose Contreras
SP - Edwin Jackson
RP - Danny Kolb
RP - Joe Nathan
RP - Danys Baez
RP - Danny Graves
RP - Shawn Chacon
RP - Rocky Biddle

I think I lack a little bit in the power categories but am pretty happy about my pitching. What am I missing? thanks.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:35 pm

Well, it would help if you gave us your bench. But as is:

Your weaknesses are a lack of power (as you said), too many injury prone starters, and -well, that's about it. You've got a bunch of closers, which seems to be your strategy, though I think you'd be safe to trade a couple off for some backups for when Larry Walker, Juan Gone, Pudge, and Edmonds go down. In my opinion, you took too many chances. If they all stay healthy, you've got a strong team. But they won't stay healthy. Sorry.

You've got some nice starters. Vaz and Santana should anchor your staff, Webb should be solid, and Contreras and Jackson could be fantastic. You've got enough closers to lock up saves convincingly.

But you've only listed 20 players. I want to see the bench. I hope you have some decent back-ups. What's the matter? Ken Griffey Jr wasn't available?

Anyway, good luck. You'll need to make a number of moves to compete but you've got a nice solid base to work with.

Thanks for rating those other teams, by the way.

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Postby Nysportsfn » Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:03 am

Your team looks good for a 12 team league but seems weak for a 10 team. Pitchin is solid, but offense leaves a lot to be desired.
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Postby Danks81 » Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:06 am

I disagree. I like your offense a lot. I believe your power will be there. Your top 3 starters are solid, but after them I really don't like your pitching. Especially for a 10 team league.

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Postby Challenger » Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:42 am

Well, here's my Bench:
C - Charles Johnson
I found from his split stats that he can HIT at coors and plan to play him when he plays at home.

That's it, that my entire bench and in addition to the first post completes my 21-man roster...

Yes I agree that Larry Walker and Juan Gonzalez are extremely injury prone. I drafted Walker in the 11th round and Juan Gone in the 15th round.

Reasoning for drafting Walker:
I saw an article that he's in terrific shape when he reported to camp and that he worked out over the winter for the first time in his career.
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/player ... LB&id=4181

Reasoning for drafting Juan Gone:
I did some excel work and found he had 13.6 AB/HR, ranked 4th among all outfielders behind Bonds, Edmonds and Sosa.

Regarding Ivan Rodriguez:
I think I heard somewhere that they're going to DH him a bit in Detroit so hope that would help him avoid injury

Here are some guys on waivers that I can pick up:
Jay Gibbons
Milton Bradley
Luis Matos
Raul Mondesi
Jody Gerut
Paul Konerko
Brad Fullmer
Jason Bay
Tiki Redman

I dunno, do you guys think I should get one of these guys instead and drop somebody on my roster? Would that help my team some?
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Postby Danks81 » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:06 am

Drop Chacon and pick up Gibbons. You need 1 extra hitter and Gibbons will do the business for ya.

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Postby PirateFan » Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:11 am

i think you have a solid team, but you could improve by picking up Gibbons.

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Postby john gardner » Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:01 pm

You lack speed... drop johnson and baez and pick-up Bay and Bradley and get them in the starting line-up..

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Postby Challenger » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:13 pm

Hmm...I was trying to draft balanced hitters during the draft.
These are the following problems I've heard so far from you guys:

1. Lack of power
Yup, I acknowledge that. I basically used an excel spread sheet and drafted my outfield according to guys that needed the fewest ABs per HR. Edmonds ranked 2nd and Juan Gone ranked 4th for all OF. They're outfielders so I hope to get them replaced by waiver guys if they go down. Although a healthy season from both would be nice.
:-D
Walker, I read, was chewed out last year for his lack of dedication, I drafted him after hearing he's in great shape coming into camp and hope the criticism last year worked.

2. Lack of quality starters
Hmm, I thought I did pretty good with Vazquez, Santana, Webb, Contreras.
They all play either on a winner or in a weak division and they all have high strikeout ratios. They all had a 8.5 K/9IP ratio last year and are all supposed to have better win totals this year. There's still a couple guys left on waiver (e.g. Ponson, Sheets, Wakefield, Penny), should I get one of them?

3. Lack of speed
I tried getting 5-tool guys in my lineup rather than base-stealer that sacrifice my OPS points (e.g. Juan Pierre). My steals projections for this year on my 4 main base-stealer:
11 - Ivan Rodriguez
15 - Derek Lee
25 - Orlando Cabrera
38 - Carlos Beltran
89 - Total for the 4

Oh, btw, I dropped Charles Johnson and picked up Gibbons. Guess another guy that has 100 rbi's last year wouldn't hurt! Thanks for the input guys ;-D
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