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Beginner - first fantasy baseball team

Postby nguy6280 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:16 pm

I'm usually a high stakes fantasy basketball player, but there was some good money involved in this baseball league, so I decided to join it.

Just wanted to get your thoughts. Large number of positions. I went with the strategy of heavy hitting, pitching is suspect and a little risky.
H2H 12 team league with these categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, NH
Strengths? Weaknesses?

C Bengie Molina (SF - C)
1B Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
2B Brandon Phillips (Cin - 2B)
3B Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
SS Orlando Cabrera (Oak - SS)
IF Chris Davis (Tex - 1B,3B)
LF Jayson Werth (Phi - LF,CF,RF)
CF Matt Kemp (LAD - CF,RF)
RF Jermaine Dye (CWS - RF)
OF Torii Hunter (LAA - CF)
Util David Ortiz (Bos - Util)
Util Elijah Dukes(Was - LF,RF)
BN Cameron Maybin (Fla - CF)
BN Ken Griffey Jr. (Sea - CF,RF)
BN Plácido Polanco (Det - 2B)

SP Edinson Vólquez (Cin - SP)
SP Ricky Nolasco (Fla - SP)
SP Justin Verlander (Det - SP)
SP Kevin Slowey (Min - SP)
SP Ubaldo Jiménez (Col - SP)
RP Brian Fuentes (LAA - RP)
RP Kerry Wood (Cle - RP)
RP George Sherrill (Bal - RP)
P Manny Parra (Mil - SP)
BN Jonathan Sanchez (SF - SP)
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Re: Beginner - first fantasy baseball team

Postby Carnac » Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:20 pm

Looks like you have a competive team. Pitching is not as bad as you think.

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Re: Beginner - first fantasy baseball team

Postby DTChiefs » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:59 pm

Looks pretty solid. Wait it out and see how the first 6 weeks go. If theres a big hole in your team you'll see it by then.
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Re: Beginner - first fantasy baseball team

Postby dave knight » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:20 am

The hitting looks good, and you actually took a good strategy with pitching. Nolasco is an ace. Volquez should be much improved over his pitching down the stretch, and Sanchez should be significantly better in 09.
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Re: Beginner - first fantasy baseball team

Postby Rance Mulliniks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:01 pm

I agree with the others - for a 12 teamer, your team looks very competitive. Offense looks strong (could use a little more speed in your starting lineup to keep up on SB). Pitching is stronger than you think. I'd consider adding one more RP as your extra starting P to have a better shot at winning saves. If no closers are available, watch the Closers thread in Leftovers here for tips on vulturing saves with closer moves. Otherwise, just enjoy the first few weeks and see where your weaknesses are (and where you are so strong, you can afford to trade from strength). Enjoy and good luck!
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Re: Beginner - first fantasy baseball team

Postby BiggGC » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:08 pm

DTChiefs wrote:Looks pretty solid. Wait it out and see how the first 6 weeks go. If theres a big hole in your team you'll see it by then.

I agree!
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