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Postby birdbrains » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:12 am

I have only 7 picks left even though its early in the drafy, becasue I have slots of picks in the 1st round...but I have 2 picks coming up real soon...( 12 picks before me and then I pick twice in a row)
I have some gaps..Catcher is one of them...I am eyeing Iannetta from Colorado...I probably should grab him as he is probably one of the best left...but I am tempted to gamble on catcher to see if I can get him a little later or maybe even one of my last picks..its not the end of the season if I dont get him or a good catcher at this point

WOULD JOHAN SANTANA BE A GOOD PICK FOR A 6TH STARTER?

MY NEEDS: more relief pitching as holds is a category, bench ,speed , and the old philosophy of grabbing the best player available regardless of need

I listed my team so far
I listed some available hitters and pitchers
and I listed a list of catchers still around

Hope you can help
thank you


18 team league
10 keepers
H2H

Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

MY TEAM SO FAR
c -
1b -Carlos Pena
2b -Aaron Hill
3b -Michael Young
ss Derek Jeter
lf - Carlos Lee(1st base)
cf -Shane Victorino
rf - Hunter Pence
util - Mark Reynolds (3rd base)

sp - Cliff Lee
sp - Cole Hamels
sp - Josh Beckett
sp - Trevor Cahill
rp - Andrew Baily
rp - Chris Perez
rp -
p - Adoldis Chapman
p - Matt Garza

bench - Travis Snider ( lf / rf )
bench - Ryan Raburn ( 2nd base , lf . cf. rf )
bench -
bench-
bench-
bench-
bench




Alfonso Soriano (ChC - LF) 176
Coco Crisp (Oak - CF) 196
Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - SS) 197
Sean Rodriguez (TB - 2B) 207
James Loney (LAD - 1B) 224
Scott Rolen (Cin - 3B) 225
Dexter Fowler (Col - CF) 228
David DeJesús (Oak - CF,RF) 229
Raúl Ibañez (Phi - LF) 231
Peter Bourjos (LAA - CF) 233
David Murphy (Tex - LF,CF,RF) 234
Josh Willingham (Oak - LF) 236
Nyjer Morgan (Was - CF) 237
Omar Infante (Fla - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 238
Ryan Doumit (Pit - C,RF) 249
Reid Brignac (TB - 2B,SS) 250
David Freese (StL - 3B) 251
Franklin Gutiérrez (Sea - CF) 253
Lance Berkman (StL - 1B) 255
Chris Coghlan (Fla - LF) 256
Mitch Moreland (Tex - 1B) 257
Alcides Escobar (KC - SS) 259
Alex Gordon (KC - 3B,LF) 265
Danny Valencia (Min - 3B) 269
John Jaso (TB - C) 276
Eric Young (Col - 2B,LF) 278
Ty Wigginton (Col - 1B,2B,3B) 279
Garrett Jones (Pit - 1B,RF) 282
Cameron Maybin (SD - CF) 288
Chase Headley (SD - 3B) 289
J.J. Hardy (Bal - SS) 292
Freddy Sánchez (SF - 2B) 295
Nate McLouth (Atl - LF,CF) 296
Daniel Bard (Bos - RP) 213
Hong-Chih Kuo (LAD - RP) 222
Evan Meek (Pit - RP) 235
Tyler Clippard (Was - RP) 239
Scott Baker (Min - SP) 242
Jason Frasor (Tor - RP) 243
Kevin Gregg (Bal - RP) 244
Tim Stauffer (SD - SP,RP) 248
Koji Uehara (Bal - RP) 252
Brett Cecil (Tor - SP) 254
Scott Downs (LAA - RP) 266
Jonathon Niese (NYM - SP) 267
Clayton Richard (SD - SP) 271
Homer Bailey (Cin - SP) 273
Johan Santana (NYM - SP) 274
Brandon League (Sea - RP) 280
Anibal Sánchez (Fla - SP) 286
Derek Holland (Tex - SP) 293
Carlos Zambrano (ChC - SP,RP) 294
Jon Garland (LAD - SP) 298
Jordan Walden (LAA - RP) 299



LIST OF CATCHERS REMAINING
Ryan Doumit (Pit - C,RF) 249
John Jaso (TB - C) 276
Miguel Olivo (Sea - C) 370
John Buck (Fla - C) 390
A.J. Pierzynski (CWS - C) 488
Carlos Ruiz (Phi - C) 523
Yadier Molina (StL - C) 645
Rod Barajas (LAD - C) 708
Ramón Hernández (Cin - C) 772
Iván Rodríguez (Was - C) 796
Yorvit Torrealba (Tex - C) 804
Jason Kendall (KC - C) 821
Nick Hundley (SD - C) 832
Ryan Hanigan (Cin - C) 838
Ronny Paulino (NYM - C) 855
Chris Snyder (Pit - C) 858
Chris Iannetta (Col - C) 895
Ramón Castro (CWS - C) 896
Alex Avila (Det - C) 906
David Ross (Atl - C) 908
Jason Varitek (Bos - C) 911
George Kottaras (Mil - C) 921
Gerald Laird (StL - C) 932
Josh Thole (NYM - C) 934
Kelly Shoppach (TB - C) 943
\Brayan Peña (KC - C) 946
Lou Marson (Cle - C) 947
Brian Schneider (Phi - C) 948
Eli Whiteside (SF - C) 951
John Baker (Fla - C) 955
José Molina (Tor - C) 959
Matt Treanor (Tex - C) 962
Landon Powell (Oak - C) 972
Jeff Mathis (LAA - C) 976
Bobby Wilson (LAA - C) 985
Humberto Quintero (Hou - C) 988
Koyie Hill (ChC - C) 992
Rob Johnson (SD - C) 995
Wil Nieves (Mil - C) 997
Craig Tatum (Bal - C) 999
Brad Davis (Fla - C) 1008
Taylor Teagarden (Tex - C) 1009
A.J. Ellis (LAD - C) 1010
Henry Blanco (Ari - C) 1014
Jason Castro (Hou - C) 1018
Dioner Navarro (LAD - C) 1022
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Bos - C) 1027
John Hester (Ari - C) 1029
Max Ramirez (ChC - C) 1031
José Morales (Col - C) 1034
Wilson Ramos (Was - C) 1036
Drew Butera (Min - C) 1041
Welington Castillo (ChC - C) 1043
Brett Hayes (Fla - C) 1045
Adam Moore (Sea - C) 1047
Jesús Flores (Was - C) 1049
Ryan Budde (Tor - C) 1052
J.R. Towles (Hou - C) 1056
Bryan Anderson (StL - C) 1067
Steven Hill (StL - C) 1071
J.P. Arencibia (Tor - C) 1075
Lucas May (KC - C)
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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:44 am

Meek or Kuo for holds
Alcides Escobar

Johan will miss too much time
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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby Phillip » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Negatory on Johan - not coming back until late June or July and even then not sure what type of production, most guys coming off injuries struggle a lot.

I like Kuo or Meek like the last guy, but I also like Bard for holds too.

I would jump on Iannetta especially considering OPS - if you can get a Catcher that isn't a drag on 3-4 cats that is great.

I might wait on the holds guy (they are around whenever), but take Iannetta and Crisp or A.Escobar here (speed and bench). Look at your holds guy later and Richard or Bailey

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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:42 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Meek or Kuo for holds
Alcides Escobar

Johan will miss too much time

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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby birdbrains » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:48 am

looks like my 2 picks will be Alcides Escobar and Chris Iannetta....does anyone have any other suggestions before I pull the trigger

I like the 3 hold guys suggested...but thinking that maybe
I should wait to see if my speedster and catcher might be around? just not sure here...
Chris Iannetta is not on the radar for others so i might get him...but after him there really is not many worth a starting spot...I mean they are ok...but I might be struggling with that position all year long...might be struggling anyway as I never have had any luck with catchers...
as far as speedter, Escobar should be good...but I have Jeter for SS, he would be a good back up and provide speed too...

whats your thoughts?
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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby Elsy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:03 pm

I would have gone a little off the board and grabbed Fowler or Peter Burjous and Arencibia. If you want a hold guy and wait on Arencibia I'd go with Bard.
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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby mrobinson » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:40 pm

i would have taken pierzynski before ianetta. until ianetta gets 500 ABs he is just potential. i know olivo is gone but tracy loves to give his average players 1 or 2 days off a week and guys like ianetta 3 or 4. id rather have a catcher who will play a lot, at least he can help in your counting #s.
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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby birdbrains » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:43 pm

well I am totally confused...hmmm..
maybe i should take a total turn and pick Scott Baker
i looks like maybe i should grab escobar...but not ianetta...i didnt realize he would miss that much time.....
maybe go with escobar and bard? Maybe aj and jp are better picks and can be taken later?
i dunno

crisp is good too but i like the fact that cabrera give me a back up at ss...therefore i have a back up at every hitting position
except catcher where i dont have a starter yet..lol
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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby Cream » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:44 pm

I like the mention of Fowler - gives you the speed you need and the most upside of the group mentioned thus far.
After that, I'd grab Bard, Kuo or Meek. I've never been a fan of paying for catchers.



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Re: Need some advice...2 picks coming up soon WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:58 pm

Iwould go with Escobar and Meek. I think they both have a ton of potential and Meek could very well be the closer this year for the crappy Pirates. He is the real deal and you might get some quality holds and saves from him if the Pirates can actually win. Even though Escobar had a rough time at it last year, I love his upside so I would go with him as a back up to Jeter.

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