Hi to all
This year is my first ever playing fantasy baseball, and I fear I may have fallen into a black hole from which there's no return...
But, with the year almost done i'm nearing the point where I may need to start picking my keepers...and this is where I'm having problems...
Until this year I did not follow MLB that fanatically so my knowledge of players & stats is not that great, and i kind of "lucked" into a decent team (i'm fourth in a 10 team league) so I'm still learning the ins & outs of the league and the game.
That being said, I'm here to ask for your opinion on how to plan for my next season, and here's the info on my league & team...
as mentioned - it's a 10 team league, H2H points.
roster breakdown is:
1 - 1B, 1 - 2B, 1 - SS, 1 - 3B, 1 - C, 1 - 2B/SS, 1 - 1B/3B, 5 - OF, 1 - UTIL, 8 - P, 2 - RP, 4 - Bench, 2 - DL.
batting points - 1 point per base hit (2 for double, etc.), 1 point per run, 1 point per RBI, 2 points per SB, -0.5 point per K, 1 point per BB, -2 points per GIDP, -1 points per CS,
pitching points - 2 points per inning pitched, 1 points per K, 10 points per W, 10 points per Save, -0.5 points per BB, 5 points per HD, 3 points per QS, -5 points per BS, -5 points per L, -1 points per ER, -0.5 points per H, 5 points per SO, 5 points per CG, 15 points per NH, 25 points per PG.
other things about league rules - lineups lock at start of week, player acquisition system is waivers, waiver wait period is 2 days, and you're moved to last after a claim.
For next season we can only have 6 keepers...
and here's my team this week (including guys on the DL) -
C - Miguel Olivo
1B - Ryan Howard
2B - Ricky Weeks
3B - Jose Bautista (don't blame me - espn lists him as OF/3B)
SS - Derek Jeter
2B/SS - Alex Gonzalez
1B/3B - James Loney
OF - Alex Rios
OF - Chris Young
OF - Ryan Ludwick
OF - Johnny Damon
OF - Austin Jackson
UTIL - Jonny Gomes
Bench - Nelson Cruz
Bench - Colby Rasmus
Bench - Gaby Sanchez
P - Roy Halladay
P - Matt Garza
P - Jared Weaver
P - Brett Cecil
P - Jonathon Niese
P - Dallas Braden
P - Kevin Correia
P - Randy Wolf
RP - Rafael Soriano
RP - John Axford
Bench - Jason Vargas
DL - Andy Pettite
DL - Carlos Silva
So...here's what I'm thinking...
Keeping Halladay is a no brainer, so is Ryan howard...but that's when things get messy for me...
can Weeks and Bautista have repeat seasons? can Weaver be such a K machine again? is Garza worth keeping or should I got for Soriano instead? and what about Jeter?
6 keepers (though i can keep less and get another pick in the draft)...what would you do?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Respectfully - A fantasy Noob.