I am a fantasy football fan dipping into the fantasy baseball league for the first time. I am new to this and need help. Any advice?
12 person Yahoo league Scoring: Head to head, Max Waiver Moves:30, Max Trades:No max, Min Inns Pitch:9,
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3OF, Util, 2SP, RP, 2P, 7BN, 2DL,
Stat Categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, K, TB, E, AVG, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP
C J. Varitek (Bos - C) CUtilBench -.273
1B F. Thomas (CWS - 1B,DH) 1BUtilBench - .267
2B A. Kennedy (Ana - 2B) 2BUtilBench - .269
3B S. Hillenbrand (Ari - 1B,3B) 1B3BUtilBench -.280
SS J. Valentín (CWS - SS) SSUtilBench - .237
OF B. Bonds (SF - LF) OFUtilBench - .341
OF H. Matsui (NYY - LF,CF) OFUtilBench - .287
OF K. Lofton (NYY - CF) OFUtilBench - .296
Util P. Lo Duca (LA - C,1B) C1BUtilBench -.273
BN T. Salmon (Ana - RF,DH) OFUtilBench - .275
BN J. Randa (KC - 3B) 3BUtilBench - .291
BN A. Dunn (Cin - 1B,LF) 1BOFUtilBench - .215
BN D. Relaford (KC - 2B,3B,RF) 2B3BOFUtilBench -.254
SP P. Martínez (Bos - SP) SPPBench - 2.22
SP J. Schmidt (SF - SP) SPPBench -2.34
RP J. Smoltz (Atl - RP) RPPBench -1.12
P E. Loaiza (CWS - SP) SPPBench - 2.90
P K. Brown (NYY - SP) SPPBench -2.39
BN D. Marte (CWS - RP) RPPBench - 1.58
BN A. Leiter (NYM - SP) SPPBench - 3.99
BN T. Lilly (Tor - SP) SPPBench - 4.34
A Boone, J Spivey, L Rivas, D Eckstein, C COunsell, C Guillen, J Wilson, O Vizquel, B Larkin, C Woodward, A Beltre, E Munson, R Ventura, P Konerko, D Mientkiewicz, S Casey, M Olivo and C Johnson are all the available infielders out there. Who should I drop and who should I pick up?
I agree P Konerko should be picked up, who should I drop?
SP available on waivers are B Lawrence, J Thompson, B Anderson, R Ortiz (Ana), S Shields and W ALvarez.
RP available are V Zambrano, T Gordon, K Farnsworth and D Riske
Thanks For the help. I really don't know what I am doing.
I would go get guys like R. Ortiz and B. Anderson. You know they'll win games this year. Both are on solid teams and both won 14+ games last season. That will free you up to trade one of your big name injury prone starters for a power hitting infielder. You could definitely use a big time HR hitter. Tejada would be a nice option, but probably tough to extract from someone.
You also don't need so many bench players. You won't get your value out of them unless you've got a heavy platoon going. You can pick up more pitching by dumping guys you don't intend on starting much - Relaford, Randa, etc. Dunn might be nice to keep around since he's a HR machine - average or no average.
I don't think any of those waiver pick ups are going to help you significantly. You are going to need to improve at least two out of the 3 infield positions. I would try to start with upgrading SS and 3rd byt making a package with probably Loaiza. He might not put up the same #'s he did last year so his stock might be higher now than what it might be later on.
Thanks for all the help. I just dropped Randa for Konerko. Now I was going to drop Lilly for Riske, Jose Mesa, or Rod Beck to beef up my relief pitching, but I just saw someone dropped Freddy Garcia. He is the #1 guy in Seattle shouldn't I pick him up for Lilly? This may help me before packaging either Loiza or Brown for a big name infielder.
I would definitely try to upgrade at SS and RP. Maybe you can package an SP and Variteck for a an upgrade there. There might be better alternatives on the FA list for C and SP to make up the difference.