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Postby the ROC » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:26 pm

DISCLAIMER: I realize that I have only one closer, I plan on acquiring closers once the jobs are settled early in the season using the extra talent i acquired in my rotation. Please keep this in mind when you're evaluating my team. Thanks.

5x5 Roto, 10 Teams

C- A.J. Pierzynski
1B- Carlos Pena
2B- Chase Utley
SS- Hanley Ramirez
3B- Chris Davis (1B, 3B)
1B/3B- Paul Konerko
2B/SS- Kazuo Matsui
OF- Alfonso Soriano
OF- B.J. Upton
OF- Adam Dunn
OF- Jay Bruce
OF- Rick Ankiel
UTIL- David Ortiz

Bench- Cameron Maybin

P- Ervin Santana
P- Yovanni Gallardo
P- Derek Lowe
P- Matt Cain
P- Matt Capps
P- Matt Garza
P- Chien-Ming Wang
P- Chris Young
P- Jered Weaver

Bench- Fausto Carmona
Bench- Jair Jurrjens
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Re: 10 team 5x5 roto...dominant team? WHIR

Postby Tenacious D-Store » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:45 pm

Carlos Pena - Career .250 hitter
Paul Konerko hit .230 last season and will be lucky to hit around .250 this season
Adam Dunn - .247 hitter
Rick Ankiel - career .260 hitter
Jay Bruce in 413 major league AB's has hit .254

They are all roto killers. Dunn is tolerable since he hits 40 HR's and 100 RBI's every season like clockwork, but you have to prepare your team before drafting him by focusing on BA. As for you pitching it appears very weak for a ten team league. Santana and Cain are your only 2 who will provide good strikeout numbers, but Cain received the worst run support of any other starting pitcher in the MLB last season (a trend that hopefully will not continue). Gallardo may prove to be a great strike out pitcher but at this time he's just a sleeper, his inexperience will limit him this season and I doubt he will log more than 160 IP max. Lowe is a good pitcher, but far from a great fantasy pitcher and Garza will be a very similar pitcher at best. I'm willing to bet he's a train wreak this season but that's just personal opinion. At least Lowe will keep your WHIP down (Garza won't). Over all you team will struggle with BA, saves, K's, and be medi-ocre in other stats. Expect to finish about 6th or 7th this season. Keep these things in mind during your next draft, I'm sure you can do much better.
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Re: 10 team 5x5 roto...dominant team? WHIR

Postby the ROC » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:11 pm

How can i possibly struggle in strikeouts when I have twice as many starting pitchers as my opponents?

Adam Dunn has less effect on batting average due to all of his walks.

Jay Bruce was a rookie. Look for that average to go up.

Rick Ankiel, see: Bruce, Jay.

You also don't think that I'll hit the jackpot on at least one or two of Carmona, Young, Wang, or Jurrjens?



Not looking for an argument, just putting that out there.
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Re: 10 team 5x5 roto...dominant team? WHIR

Postby Kimbos Beard » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:14 pm

Tenacious is right about your BA problem. You have a lot of average killers, and this issue is one you will have to monitor and probably address.

Other than that your offense is very solid.

You know you need a relief pitcher(s).

As far as your pitching goes, for a 10 team league your starting pitching is going to be a problem. You are going to be weak in K's with guys like Wang and Lowe essentially being your 3 and 4 best pitchers.

You definitely are going to need to move some offense for pitching.
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Re: 10 team 5x5 roto...dominant team? WHIR

Postby AnddWon » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:26 pm

You may have an issues man, I dunno about this squad in a 10-team league.
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