16 team league. I think I got a pretty good start . 12 keepers for next season. I could try and move Hanley to get a bit more depth at the other positions. Which positions would you try to upgrade and which players would you target? ATM, my 12 keepers would probably be Wieters, Butler, Beckham, Ramirez, Stewart, Heyward, Stubbs/Venable/EYJ?, Hanson, Price, Strasburg, Anderson, Hughes. But I could probably use a more solid OF (maybe Bruce or McCutchen) and 3B (Sandoval isn't gonna be cheap).
Standard 5 Cats + Hits, XBH, Fielding % C - Matt Wieters 1B - Billy Butler 2B - Gordon Beckham SS - Hanley Ramirez 3B - Ian Stewart IF - Asdrubal Cabrera OF - Jason Heyward OF - Drew Stubbs OF - Will Venable OF - Jose Bautista Util - Ian Desmond
Bench - Eric Young Bench - Chris Davis Bench - Jesus Montero
Standard cats + IP, QS, BAA P - Tommy Hanson, David Price, Brett Anderson, Stephen Strasburg, Phil Hughes, Ricky Romero, JA Happ, Wade Leblanc, Mike Pelfrey, Jhoulys Chacin, Derek Holland
I think you need to improve your outfield. Bautista is obviously not a long term solution and I don't see Veneble or Stubbs really being anything special. I would try and package them with a better piece to obtain a solid young outfielder that you can keep and build around to go along with Heyward...McCutchen is definitly a good target. The rest seem fairly solid.
Nacho: all great suggestions. I think McCutchen may be my number one target. One team is also stashing youngsters like I am, so he may be hesitant to give up Rasmus. Tho I did already get Wieters and Brett Anderson from him. I am not so fond of Jackson due to all of his peripheral stats at the moment. And I just missed out on getting Stanton. I got a soft spot for 20 yr old power hitters. As for the pitchers, I think I may just stay put. I doubt I'd be keeping more than 5 pitchers, so I think Hanson, Price, Strasburg, Anderson, and Hughes are adequate. I'd prolly try and trade Hanley, Stewart, and Venable for a solid SS, 3B and OF.
Yup, I have to agree with the rest here ... Besides Heyward, your OF could use some help. If you could get McCutchen, that would be a wise move .. especially since you can probably buy low on him right now. Thanks for your help with mine.