This is for a 12 team 5x5 Cat Roto League, and I am one of the two bottom dwelling teams, partly due to draft picks not panning out (Aviles, Rios, & my SP's: more on that later), injuries to ARam, Braun and Weeks, and slow starts out of many of my top picks.
I did trade A-Cab for Lind, right before Lind cooled off, and traded Corpas for Weeks, and got 3 good weeks out of Weeks, but slow starts all around are killing me.
Another owner dropped Chris Davis in my league, and I have the 3rd position in my league for Waivers. Is Davis worth using my Waiver position? I understand that he is streaky and strikes out a LOT, but I also see him with a lot of upside & protected in the Rangers line up, & when he comes out of his slump, he may out hit Branyan in the long run... (2HRs and 2Ks last night...)
Or Theriot? He was recently dropped as well and I can use his Runs and SB's if the Cubs lineup start hitting...
My roster is as follows: C: Navarro 1B: Berkman 2B: A Cabrera SS: Hairston 3B: Branyan OF: Braun, Bay, Rios, Ethier, Abreau, Cuddyer BN: Iannetta DL: A Ramirez
SP: Liriano, F Hernandez, Lilly, Danks, G Floyd, Josh Johnson, Scott Richmond RP: Nathan, Wood
Yeah, I'd do it for Branyan. If you're a bottom dweller now, then you probably need to make a bold move or two. This is certainly a roll of the dice, but if it clicks for CD at some point this year, you're golden. The dude has the easiest power you'll ever see. Even if he only raises his BA to .250, he could hit 40 bombs. That's real nice from a 3b.
He reminds me of Dan Uggla with more strikeouts. If he was on waivers in my league I would take him, but he was drafted and is too expensive to trade for. he has the dual eligibility of Branyan for this year at least. If you are as far down as I am in my league, go for it!