First post on forum, first year in fantasy baseball. Appreciate the assistance! There is one owner ahead of me, so I could use a 1/2 answer.
The player I pick will be on my team for four years.
Best Available Players to Draft in the First Round: Carl Crawford Ryan Braun Dustin Pedroia Alex Rodriguez Mark Teixeira Justin Upton Chase Utley Joe Mauer Jose Reyes (Mets fan here) Jose Bautista
Pitchers: Carpenter, Chris SP STL Haren, Dan SP ANA Greinke, Zack SP MIL Hanson, Tommy SP ATL Latos, Mat SP SD Broxton, Jonathan RP LA Oswalt, Roy SP PHI Marcum, Shaun SP MIL
Current roster: Napoli, Mike(1B,C) TEX Gonzalez, Adrian(1B) BOS Zobrist, Ben(1B,2B,OF) TB Zimmerman, Ryan(3B) WAS Fielder, Prince(1B) MIL Guerrero, Vladimir(OF) BAL Jones, Adam(OF) BAL Braden, Dallas(SP) OAK Johnson, Josh(SP) FLA Pineiro, Joel(SP) ANA Zito, Barry(RP,SP) SF Aardsma, David(RP) SEA Montgomery, Mike(SP) KC
Total Salary is 193, Salary Cap is 300 in a 13-player league. Active Roster: 30: 2-C, 1-1B, 1-2B, 1-3B, 1-SS, 1-MI, 1-CI, 5-OF, 2-DH, 15 Pitchers (No More than 7 RP)
Scoring: Rotisserie Style (6 x 6) Batting Pitching BA – Batting Average ERA – Earned Run Average HR – Home Runs K – Strikeouts OBP – On Base Percentage W – Wins RBI – Runs Batted In S – Saves R – Runs WHIP – (Walks + Hits)/Inning SB – Stolen Bases H - Holds Minimum AB: 7000 Minimum IP: 2000
Help a brother out Thanks in advance
Last edited by velasw on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.
No don't take Mauer. Crawford is the best idea. Mauer already has spent time on the DL in the past and as a catcher probably will again. If Crawford or Braun are gone I'd look to Justin Upton as well. He's young and starting to put things together. He might be the #1 OF'er in two years.
I agree, i'd take Braun for sure. You're OF needs it, and Napoli will be comparable with most catchers this season and Mauer is an injury risk, though a great player. Braun will firm up your offense a lot more.
Considering this is a 4 year committment and much of Mauer's value is in his catcher eligibility and that he won't be a catcher in 2 years he's out(plus he doesn't have as much value as the 2 OF in question). I'd actually go with Crawford. Reason Being Braun continuously has nagging injuries that either keep him out of action or hurt his production. His issues are with his back, wrist and oblique area. Three INCREDIBLY important parts to a swing. As he continues to get older these issues will pop up more and linger longer(that was fun to type and say). Crawford is in a great situation in Boston and his numbers should increase. Very good BA, tons of runs, RBI opportunities and even the HR should increase. He's got the Green Monster, short porch in right and covernous center field to pad his inside the park HR numbers.
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I would respectfully disagree with you on that point cwwitty. I'm not saying Carl Crawford would be a bad choice, but i disagree that in the long term Crawford is a much better choice because of injuries etc. As has been shown time and time again speedsters such as Crawford lose their SB totals the older they get, and therefore at 30-34 years old Crawford's value drops. I agree his power numbers will increase while playing at Fenway, but not to the levels of Ryan Braun. Crawford also has played on turf his whole career which has potential to give players long term knee problems. Braun has had his bangs and bruises, but nothing that has kept him out of the lineup for an extended period of time, and his HR and RBI totals should/could increase over the next 4 years while Crawford's SB totals will diminish significantly. You can also throw in the fact that Braun is two years younger which definitely plays a role in a keeper league.