14 team league with standard scoring +OBP for batters and holds and BB for pitchers.
I get to keep any 5 players for as long as I want.
My guaranteed 4 are: Howard, Wright, JUpton, JSantana.
I'd like some input for who my 5th should be. List is:
1b: Lance Berkman
2B: Asdrubal Cabrera
OF: Josh Hamilton
OF: Matt Laporta
OF: Bobby Abreu
SP: Chad Billingsley
SP: Eric Bedard
SP: Rick Porcello
SP: Trevor Cahill
My initial thought was Berkman but he really seems to be struggling with injuries and looks to be on the downswing in his career. He is the type of guy who can easily bounce back from a bad year but idk if he can overcome the fact that Houston sucks. He also creates a log jam at 1B/UTIL for me.
I don't know. So risky. Easily has the most upside though. I'd settle for .280-20 -90. Chances on him staying healthy are pretty slim.
Billingsley: Safe pick with upside. The only problem is that he was responsible for around 25% of my teams total BB's last year. That's a lot for one pitcher.
Cabrera: Position scarcity + SS eligibility. If I don't keep him then he'll probably be the best 2B/SS available in the draft.
Abreu: Model of consistency, age the only issue.
The Kids (Laporta, Cahill, Porcello): I'd be willing to risk a 5th rounder on one of these guys if they were a slam-dunk prospect but I'm just not sure that's the case. Laporta could very well struggle for awhile before he finds his groove and the SP's strikeout rates are nothing to write home about. Porcello intrigues me because of the Tigers lineup/pitcher's stadium, though.