Hey, I kind of agree with Dashiz23 on this one. Though it's not like Reyes in round 1 is a bad pick by any means. You just have to make up for with power hitters later in the draft. I do notice you have Longoria and Pedroia ... their ADPs have both of them going in round 2, so you got good value there. But you never did get that power bat. Right now, your best power guy is probably Longoria ... and he's never had a season of 30+ hrs. Too little HR and rbi production, along with too many guys that haven't proven themselves could spell overall trouble for your lineup.
Pitching isn't that great either. I like Lackey. Though Wang's lack of strikeouts never made him a fantasy favorite of mine. And Myers is just inconsistent. I'm a Phils fan, so I hope his second half resurgence is real. But it seems we've had a few years in a row of "this is the year Myers will break out" in the pre-season. And it hasn't happened. Floyd and Marshall are kind of "ehhh" for me. Price has electric stuff, but anything can happen with a rookie (including an innings shutdown when you need him the most). Closers are good though. You've got one of the best in Paps, a solid underrated guy (with a secure job) in Capps, and a speculation in Perez. With 12 teams, most teams won't have 3 closers. Just watch the Perez situation - he's hurt and may have lost his job to Motte. Though I think your team would've been better served passing on Paps (probably round 4), taking a quality power bat, and move down a tier or two taking a guy like Soria or Broxton as your first closer.
In response to your reply ... I wouldn't panic yet. Things may break right, and your team may be better than some think. Hit the waiver wire. That's crazy that Carlos Quentin and Jay Bruce weren't picked. You should be all over them. Especially Quentin ... he has an ADP around 30. How the #$%^%^&#$ could everyone in your league passed on him?
Drop Willingham and pick him up ... NOW!!! I'm not sure of the best drop, but Bruce should be owned too (ADP ~90). He's way ahead of guys in your starting lineup like Span and Cruz on practically every ranking I've seen. If those guys are there, others are probably there too (for pitching, too). Check the rankings by the good folks here at the Cafe. If you see a guy high in those rankings, while you have a guy low at the same position starting on your team ... make a move! I bet you can shape this team up in no time. And keep an eye on drops during the season. This feels like the kind of league with players that'll drop a star because of a bad first month. Championships are built when the smart managers don't confuse short-term trends versus long-term trends (or at least know the guys that are worth a gamble on).viewtopic.php?f=29&t=372935
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