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Postby joheshy55 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:05 am

Hello all,

I was asked friday night to take over a previous team in a roto wmd league. i told them yes not know what i was getting myself into. 5 keepers 19 man squad, 7 pitchers, 3 bench, and then regular positions including UTIL.

Here is my squad from last year:

Buster Posey, SF C, 1B
Billy Butler, KC 1B, DH
Neil Walker, Pit 2B
Pedro Alvarez, Pit 3B
Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS
Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF
Adam Dunn, CWS 1B
Angel Pagan, NYM OF
Shin-Soo Choo, Cle OF
Hanley Ramirez, Fla SS

Zack Greinke, Mil SP
Jonathan Papelbon, Bos RP
Brian Wilson, SF
Garza, ChC SP
Dan Haren, LAA SP
John Axford, Mil RP
Colby Lewis, Tex SP
Brett Anderson, Oak SP
James Shields, TB SP

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Thats my team..... Who should i keep? i was thinking Zack Greinke, jon papelbon, hanley ramirez, shin-soo choo, and carlos ganzalez.


thanks for your help.
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:00 am

Need to know league settings to be sure, but if it's 5x5 you will want to keep:

Hanley Ramirez
Shin-Soo Choo
Carlos Gonzalez
Buster Posey
Pedro Alvarez
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby joheshy55 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:45 am

What do you mean 5x5, like batting scoring has 5 chances and pitching scoring 5 chances?
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:23 pm

joheshy55 wrote:What do you mean 5x5, like batting scoring has 5 chances and pitching scoring 5 chances?


Correct - that is the most general fantasy scoring. Categories for batting would be AVG, HR, RBI, R, and SB. Pitching has W, ERA, WHIP, K, and SV.

Anyways, my five keepers would be:

Buster Posey, SF C, 1B
Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF
Shin-Soo Choo, Cle OF
Hanley Ramirez, Fla SS
Zack Greinke, Mil SP
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Postby mkultra » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:07 pm

You've actually got great keepers going into next year!

CarGo, Greinke, and Hanley are no-brainers.
Beyond that, it's a bit of a toss-up/personal preference:

Choo- OF is suprisingly thin, and he'll give you 20/20/.290 if not 25/25/.300.
Posey- Great young catcher, though the position is actually fairly deep this year
Wilson- Elite closer, possibly the best fantasy RP in baseball. Unfortunately, most people will tell you "don't keep closers/pay for saves".

Personally, I'd keep Wilson. I'm not generally a fan of keeping closers, but there are plenty of teams who are heading into the season without a solid closer, and I'd be totally happy to have a guy who's a lock for 40+ saves with great peripherals. I'd also keep Choo, and let someone else reach for Posey.
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby rukus9 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:05 pm

If it was me I would keep:

Hanley
CarGo
Choo
Dunn

Then pick one of:

Wilson
Greinke
Alvarez

Not a huge fan of the last 3 personally. Don't like picking high/keeping closers. Greinke seems to overrated to me since the trade. I would take Alvarez if you don't think you'll be able to get anyone better at third in the draft.
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1B = 1, 2B = 2, 3B = 3, HR = 4, RBI = 1
Win = 12, Save = 5
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby joheshy55 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:11 am

So far i have come to conclusion on 4,
Hanley ramirez,
Carlos gonzalez,
Shin-soo Choo
Buster posey


now im still debating between Greinke and wilson
i think wilson may do better than greinke for me. first off greinke is hurt, plus moved of to NL and wont know how he does. if i keep greinke though since i have a Injured reserve spot i move grienke there and just pick up another guy? so instead of 19 guys i would get 20 when done.
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:22 am

joheshy55 wrote:So far i have come to conclusion on 4,
Hanley ramirez,
Carlos gonzalez,
Shin-soo Choo
Buster posey


now im still debating between Greinke and wilson
i think wilson may do better than greinke for me. first off greinke is hurt, plus moved of to NL and wont know how he does. if i keep greinke though since i have a Injured reserve spot i move grienke there and just pick up another guy? so instead of 19 guys i would get 20 when done.


The move to the NL should only help Greinke. He'll also have a much improved offense behind him to give him run support. I can't bring myself to keep a closer with only five slots available, especially when you have an option like Greinke.
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:20 am

Basically, you absolutely need to keep Car-Go, Choo, and Hanley.

You need to pick two out of Dunn, Grinkie, Wilson, Alvarez and Posey. It would help to know the settings. Certain settings will really bump up the value of guys. For example if your league counts both holds and saves then RP value is diluted and Wilson should come off the list.

Personally, I'm taking Posey and Alvarez there. It gives you a really solid offensive core to build around, and you have to like their ages. I would consider Grinkie, too, but with only 5 keepers I'm not keeping a pitcher unless it's someone who can legitimately anchor a rotation like Felix or Halladay. I would understand taking Grinkie though. I would not keep Wilson. Even for how good he was last year, relief pitchers are the most fungible players AND their value tends to fluctuate the most year to year.
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Re: New to fantasy MLB, Took over previous team and need hel

Postby joheshy55 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:01 am

Yah i forgot to mention yes it is 5x5 and its only 10 team league
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