I currently have Rickie Weeks on my bench as a backup to my starting 2B Robinson Cano. Alex Gordon is available on the waiver wire and is hot right now. I'd like to pick him up and drop Weeks, but I have 2 3B on my roster already (Cabrera as my starter and Mark Reynolds as a DH). Should I pick Gordon up and drop Weeks or Reynolds or just stick with what I have?
Scoring for Batting Categories 1B - Singles 1 point 2B - Doubles 2 points 3B - Triples 3 points BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point CS - Caught Stealing -1 point CYC - Hitting for the Cycle 5 points GDP - Ground Into Double Plays -1 point HP - Hit by Pitch 1 point HR - Home Runs 4 points KO - Strikeouts (Batter) -0.5 points R - Runs 1 point RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point SB - Stolen Bases 2 points
Weeks > Cano, IMO. If I'm going to go with a player that is not very good, I'd like him to hit 15 home runs and steal around 20 bases. I expect a better batting average from Weeks this year as well. Drop Cano for Gordon IMO. I like Gordon over Reynolds too, if you'd rather do that.
The other option I have is to drop Hiroki Kuroda from my roster to free up a spot for Gordon. I can probably pick Kuroda (or someone better) off the waiver wire later if I need to. I have a good SP unit with Halladay, Peavy, Lester, Burnett, Buehrle, Chris Young, and Kuroda (Scott Baker is on my IR spot).
I can then see how the 1st week turns out and make a decision on drops after that. Whatta' you guys think about that?
Drop Koroda or Reynolds. you could try to swing a 2 for 1 deal, but those don't always work. try shopping cano, see who bites. In any case, Gordon has a ton of potential this year. He's only 25 and last year he started to improve his plate approach, taking more walks. he's also hits allot of fly balls, which is likely to translate into homers when as he grows stronger. weeks has huge potentail too, but his main issue is injury. he's great (outside of BA) when he plays, but doesn't do that enough. He's still great to own when healthy though.
there is no way you can drop any of the 3 listed IMO... Weeks, Cano, Reynolds all carry some trade value in any league, i think Cano has the most, so if your gonna drop any of them i would definitely try to shop them around and see what you can get in your league before dropping out right... i would have a strong feeling that if you did they would be snatched up right away and you would essentially lose value... hope it helps...