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Postby nhgent » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:25 am

I'm in a 10 Team standard scoring (5x5) H2H league through Yahoo. We just drafted this past weekend and i'm looking to get a little input on a specific strategy i used to draft my Offense. Instead of looking for a one dimensional POWER guy i went for the multi tool player that could net me 20+ HR's. Let me know if you think it paid off. I'd take comments on the pitching as well, although no major stratgey involved with drafting that.

Player : 2008 HR's
C Chris Iannetta (Col - C): 18
1B Derrek Lee (ChC - 1B): 20
2B Brandon Phillips (Cin - 2B): 21
3B Garrett Atkins (Col - 1B,3B): 21
SS Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS): 11
OF Jason Bay (Bos - OF): 31
OF Álex Ríos (Tor - OF): 15
OF Hunter Pence (Hou - OF): 25
Util Aubrey Huff (Bal - 1B,3B): 32
Util Chris Young (Ari - OF): 22
BN Adam Jones (Bal - OF): 9
BN Delmon Young (Min - OF): 10

SP Johan Santana (NYM - SP)
SP Francisco Liriano (Min - SP)
RP Brad Lidge (Phi - RP)
RP Brian Fuentes (LAA - RP)
P Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos - SP)
P Brett Myers (Phi - SP)
P Matt Capps (Pit - RP)
BN Ricky Nolasco (Fla - SP)
BN Fausto Carmona (Cle - SP)
BN Chris Young (SD - SP)
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Postby padrino990_200 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:39 am

i think your strategy as well. i am new to FB but thats kinda what i went for in my team. i mean you could have 2-3 guys to supply all your HRs but what happens when one of those goes down. you lose a major part of your team.

when you have say 5 guys that are gonna put up 120 hrs, compared to 3. you can more easily plug in a guy off the ww and lose maybe 5-10 hrs, compared to losing 25-30 if you get what im trying to say.
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Postby tdmel30 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:11 am

I think you pulled it off nicely. The biggest concern with a strategy like that you can't afford to have many, if any, non productive slots in your lineup. You don't have any I can see and should be able to fill all categories. Your pitching should be very strong and you should be in for a very good year.

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Postby NikkiSixx » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:19 am

I think in a Roto league you might run into issues, but since this is H2H I think you are just fine. I wouldnt make any major changes to that lineup, I think you will win quite a few weeks in the power department.
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Postby DetroitTigers » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:35 am

I agree with Padrino's post......if one of your players gets hurt you still have many others that can still hit around 20 HR as opposed to losing a stud HR to injury, which could cost you a lot of homers. I think your strategy is a very effective one....
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