The situation: I'm in 4th place and 1st is really running away with it, but I've decided to still give this thing a shot... however, I'm not really willing to mortgage a large part of the future to do so. The Choo injury really hurts me, and my closer situation is abysmal. However, I'm lucky enough to have a few starters that qualify as RP, which makes up for the lack of saves a bit. Unfortunately, I've beens stuck playing either Ross of Gutierrez in Choo's old spot and since no one is biting on Pena, Napoli, or Soto at the moment, so I'm stuck working the waiver wire. I need help picking an OF for both the rest of the season and the shortened upcoming week. I'll post my options including both OF on my roster and on the WW.
4 Games next week: Pat Burrell, Franklin Gutierrez, Juan Pierre, John Jay, Mike Cameron (is he healthy enough to start next week?) 3 Games next week: Cody Ross, Rajai Davis, Coco Crisp, Jack Cust, Roger Bernadina, Austin Kearns, Seth Smith, David Dejesus, Jose Tabata, Fred Lewis, Matt Joyce, Carlos Gomez, Felix Pie (is he healthy enough to start next week?)
1) Who should I start next week? 2) Who makes the best bet going forward for the rest of the year? I like Ross, Davis, Cameron, and Seth Smith. I actually like Smith the most, but he doesn't get enough starts... still, in h2h is that ok? Ditto for Joyce. Bonus: Start Soto or Pena? I have Soto slotted right now as he gets 4 games, but then again, he is a catcher. ---------------------------------------------------- 6x6 weekly HtH 14 team roto keeper (bet. 5 and 10 keepers losing a draft pick for each after 5)
Offensive Categories: BA, OPS, RBI, HR, SB and Runs Scored.
Pitching Categories: W-L, S, ERA, K/IP, Quality Starts and WHIP ---------------------------------------------------- Sidd Finches: C- Mike Napoli 1B - Prince Fielder 2B - Ian Kinsler SS - Hanley Ramirez 3B - Kevin Youkilis OF - Magglio Ordonez OF - Bobby Abreu OF - Rajai Davis UT - Geovany Soto Bench: Carlos Pena, Cody Ross, Franklin Gutierrez
SP - Roy Halladay SP - Jon Lester SP - Ricky Nolasco SP - Randy Wells SP - Scott Baker RP - David Aardsma RP - Colby Lewis (SP who qualifies as RP) RP - Jason Vargas (SP who qualifies as RP) Bench: Vincente Padilla, Joel Pineiro, Chris Tillman, Marc Rzepcynski, Brandon League, Chris Perez
DL - Shin-Soo Choo, Nate McLouth (droppable?) Minors: Wil Myers, Lonnie Chisenhall, Zach Britton, Simon Castro, John Lamb
Waiver Wire: C: Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Hannigan, Chris Snyder 1B: Todd Helton, Casey Kotchman, Travis Hafner 2B: Neil Walker, Alberto Callaspo, David Eckstein, Wily Aybar SS: Yunel Escobar, Migeul Tejada, Ryan Theriot, Macier Izturis, Reid Brignac, Cliff Pennington 3B: Dayan Viciedo, Casey Blake, Edwin Encarnacion, Jake Fox, Ty Wiggington OF: Coco Crisp, Jack Cust, Roger Bernadina, Austin Kearns, Seth Smith, David Dejesus, Rick Ankiel (DL), Jose Tabata, Juan Pierre, Fred Lewis, Mike Cameron, Matt Joyce, Pat Burrell, Carlos Gomez, John Jay
SP: Pedro Martinez (can stash in minors), Kevin Correia, Jamie Moyer, Felipe Paulino (DL), Dave Bush, Bud Norris, Chris Narveson (RP) RP: Ryan Madson, Hong Chi-Kuo, Joba Chamberlain, Joey Devine, Brad Ziegler, Craig Kimbrel, Zach Braddock, Sergio Santos, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Cashner
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In a vacuum, I like Juan Pierre short term, Coco Crisp long term, but that depends on what your success rate has been in certain categories. If you have winning SB weekly (or losing heavily), those would not be good adds, and you'd want to look for the categories that you are competitive in but not winning.
I actually like rajai davis short term and long term. Pierre might be more valuable the davis is because he wins you stolen bases single handedly. If your other players can contribute enough to make up for the lack of 5 tool production from pierre, then hes ur best bet. If not, id roll with rajai HELP WITH MINE viewtopic.php?f=26&t=416504
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Bernadina. I've been watching this kid play every chance I get and he has really impressed me. He will contribute in every category like Choo and the upside is awesome. They are committed to playing this kid and he has responded well.
I'm in the same boat with Choo and the latest news seems encouraging, they are hoping for end of July return. I'll hope for the best and those thumb injuries can linger for a long long time.
I think the issue with Davis is that he is competing with others for playing time in the Oakland OF so I would lean toward Pierre. WIth that said, I actually think Smith is going to be in the lineup most of the time for the Rockies and actually expect him to provide the best numbers in the other categories so just comes back to whether you have been consistently losing in runs and SB (probably only two categories that Davies or Pierre would be better than Smith).
looking at Davis last 10 games the only game he scored, stole a base or had an rbi was that 15 run outburst. nada in the other 9 games. Crisp has taken the leadoff spot, Conor Jackson is nearly back splitting the OF starts even more...Davis had a nice 3 week spurt where he was great, but unless theres a trade I don't see him having enuf opportunities in the coming month
by Tom Emanski AllStars » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:23 am
i like cody ross, especially if your replacing Choo, both this week and long term. if you need SB, which I didn't read that you did, i'd consider Pierre. Not Rajai or Coco, both for their own reasons. Rajai has been terrible outside of SB and until the conor jackson injury had lost time because of it. Coco is just an injury waiting to happen.
as far as Soto vs Pena. I lean toward Pena. I was a former Soto owner and last I looked Soto was getting 2-3 days off per week. That might have changed since his recent "hot streak" (not really that hot, just luke warm). I just don't know, I haven't kept up with him that much since I dropped him.