I had a draft where I've ended up with a large number of players that will be out to start the year. Joe Mauer, Alex Rodriguez and now Joey Devine (as well as Hudson Street possibly losing his job). I have added Bengie Molina to fill in at catcher, and have Chris Davis to fill in at 3B until A-Rod and Mauer come back, but that leaves my DH slot empty.
I had picked up Shin-Soo Choo who did great last year, but he's stinking in Spring, and may be recalled to Korea for military service... There are other options I'm looking at:
Mark Teahen - I had him his rookie year when he was the next budding superstar, but he's spent two years regressing and was less than average last year. However, with positional flexibility of 1/2/3/OF, he might be a great utility guy to have.
Rick Ankiel - batting very well so far in spring. Upside is that he qualifies as an OF which adds more flexibility in getting him into the lineup.
Travis Isikawa & Todd Helton - both having fantastic springs, one with perhaps more upside than the other, but 1B only so would sit in my DH slot.
Questions is - is Teahen for real now? Or will he regress down to a .720 OPS again?
Rules - HTH - R, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG; limit to 12 pickups for the year (pre-season doesn't count to the total). Start 1 of each position plus DH.
C - Mauer/Molina
1B - Youkilis
2B - Ian Kinsler
3B - A-Rod & Chris Davis
SS - Hanley Ramirez
OF - Rios, Milledge, Upton
DH - Choo
I expect Mauer & A-Rod to start the season on the DL, so will be adding pitchers to replace them.
EDIT - forgot to say - as you can see by my lineup above, injures asside, my OF is the weakest part of my lineup, so that's why I'm also tending towards an OFer.