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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:42 pm

Here's my roster:

C - Yadier Molina, Jesus Flores
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Placido Polanco
3B - David Wright
SS - J.J. Hardy
CI - Alex Gordon
MI - Marco Scutaro
OF - Curtis Granderson
OF - Shane Victorino
OF - Johnny Damon
OF - Coco Crisp
OF - Ryan Spilborghs
UTIL - Travis Ishikawa

SP - Cole Hamels, Zack Greinke, Randy Johnson, Johnny Cueto, Chris Volstad, David Purcey
RP - Francisco Cordero, Kerry Wood, Matt Lindstrom

Bench - Ken Griffey Jr., Leo Nunez, Brett Anderson, Franklin Morales, Shawn Hill
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:52 pm

I went with the hitters too. My hitting turned out very sold. My pitching is a huge risk that either pays off in the big way and carries me to the finals, or doesn't I end up at the bottom of the league. No room for a middle place finish here.

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C: Kelly Shoppach (C), Jason Varitek (C)
1B: Ryan Howard (1B)
2B: Alexei Ramirez (2B,SS,OF)
3B: Evan Longoria (3B)
SS: Mike Aviles (2B,SS)
CI: Garrett Atkins (1B,3B)
MI: Orlando Hudson (2B)
OF: Alex Rios (OF), Justin Upton (OF), Milton Bradley (OF), Rick Ankiel (OF), Travis Snider (OF)
Util: Jason Kubel (OF)
BN: Russell Branyan (3B)

Pitchers
SP: Scott Kazmir (SP), Rich Harden (SP), Scott Baker (SP), John Maine (SP), Anthony Reyes (SP,RP), Gio Gonzalez (SP)
RP: Brad Lidge (RP), Troy Percival (RP), Rick Porcello (RP)
BN: John Lannan (SP), Kevin Millwood (SP), Jo-Jo Reyes (SP), Mark Lowe (RP)

I got Scott Baker SO late I was shocked. Slowey was taken before him even though Baker's the ace with the higher ceiling. I was thrilled with him. Everything else in my draft was meh. I didn't like taking Harden but in such a pitching heavy league I had to take the chance that late.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:59 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:I got Scott Baker SO late I was shocked. Slowey was taken before him even though Baker's the ace with the higher ceiling. I was thrilled with him. Everything else in my draft was meh. I didn't like taking Harden but in such a pitching heavy league I had to take the chance that late.


I'd say Slowey has a higher ceiling and I'd much rather have Slowey than Baker as a Twins fan, better K-rates and BB-rates, but that's not to say I don't like Baker either, just Slowey better. I mean damn a .85 WHIP in 367 minor league innings is hard not to love :-B
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:01 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:I got Scott Baker SO late I was shocked. Slowey was taken before him even though Baker's the ace with the higher ceiling. I was thrilled with him. Everything else in my draft was meh. I didn't like taking Harden but in such a pitching heavy league I had to take the chance that late.


I'd say Slowey has a higher ceiling and I'd much rather have Slowey than Baker as a Twins fan, better K-rates and BB-rates, but that's not to say I don't like Baker either, just Slowey better. I mean damn a .85 WHIP in 367 minor league innings is hard not to love :-B

True. Maybe I was too sure in my opinion of Baker, but I'm still happier with Baker. Especially since he's an ace, and IP and CG are worth a lot in this leauge and the ace of a staff will get more opportunities and IP.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:07 pm

I was surprised I got Hamels so late.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby kaveman » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:15 pm

Here's my roster.
C Ramón Hernández(Cin - C)
C A.J. Pierzynski(CWS - C)
1B Justin Morneau(Min - 1B)
2B Kelly Johnson(Atl - 2B)
3B Mike Lowell(Bos - 3B)
SS Cristian Guzmán(Was - SS)
CI Troy Glaus(StL - 3B)
MI Jason Bartlett(TB - SS)
OF Raúl Ibañez(Phi - OF)
OF Chris Young(Ari - OF)
OF Pat Burrell(TB - OF)
OF Brad Hawpe(Col - OF)
OF Randy Winn(SF - OF)
Util Ben Francisco(Cle - OF)
SP Tim Lincecum(SF - SP)
SP John Lackey(LAA - SP)
SP Jon Lester(Bos - SP)
SP Matt Cain(SF - SP)
SP Ubaldo Jiménez(Col - SP)
SP Mark Buehrle(CWS - SP)
RP Jonathan Papelbon(Bos - RP)
RP Jonathan Broxton(LAD - RP)
RP Chris Ray(Bal - RP)
BN Marcus Thames(Det - OF)
BN Armando Galarraga(Det - SP)
BN Ian Snell(Pit - SP)
BN Fernando Rodney(Det - RP)
BN Daniel Cabrera(Was - SP)

I agree with AD. Lack of hitting consistency is going to be a big issue for my team. I guessing there will be weeks when I blow teams out of the water and weeks where I get killed.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:16 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:I was surprised I got Hamels so late.


Tell me about it. Sabathia, Lincecum, Johan, and Webb go in the first round. Halladay and Haren go early second and I guess you can consider yourself lucky to nab Hamels in the middle.

I thought Peavy would be a great bargain in the late 3rd. Folks are down on him with the WBC and all, but if he goes 200 innings, there's a chance he gets double digits in wins. Even James Shields had gone a pick or two before Peavy.

The best top SP bargains to me were Beckett late 4th and Roy Oswalt just two picks away from me in the 5th. I think I did fine in grabbing Felix there. I see him as Lincecum was last year, with many reluctant to draft him so high because his win total was projected to be lousy.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:18 pm

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Grounded Polo wrote:I was surprised I got Hamels so late.


Tell me about it. Sabathia, Lincecum, Johan, and Webb go in the first round. Halladay and Haren go early second and I guess you can consider yourself lucky to nab Hamels in the middle.

I thought Peavy would be a great bargain in the late 3rd. Folks are down on him with the WBC and all, but if he goes 200 innings, there's a chance he gets double digits in wins. Even James Shields had gone a pick or two before Peavy.

The best top SP bargains to me were Beckett late 4th and Roy Oswalt just two picks away from me in the 5th. I think I did fine in grabbing Felix there. I see him as Lincecum was last year, with many reluctant to draft him so high because his win total was projected to be lousy.

King Felix was a sweet pick. I was going to take him if he was still around for my pick but I had to settle for Kaz.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:24 pm

I debated Beckett and Oswalt with my 4/5 picks, would've been nice to have either of them with Hamels in this league.
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Re: Y! Fantasy Expert Leagues

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:26 pm

I'm interested in Hamels. Just gonna through it out there. I'm not afraid to move a good player if need be.
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