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Postby Choptoberfest » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:07 am

12 Teams, H2H Categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP

C: Buster Posey
1B: Gaby Sanchez
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
SS: Alexi Rameriez
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Adam Jones
OF: Ryan Raburn
UTIL: Travis Snider
UTIL: Andres Torres

BN: Corey Hart
BN: Adam LaRoche
BN: Chris Coghlan
BN: Marlon Byrd

SP: Justin Verlander
SP: Josh Johnson
P: C.C. Sabathia
P: Brandon Morrow
P: Ian Kennedy
P: Javier Vazquez
RP: Jonathon Papelbon
RP: Andrew Bailey

BN: Anibal Sanzhez

I have a lot of options on my outfielders, and I'm torn on who to put there and my utility spots. I also don't know whether to start LaRoche or Sanchez at 1B. LaRoche might have better overall numbers this season, but he is a slow starter. Any help/opinions will be much appreciated! (Corey Hart is probably going to start on the DL, that's why he's not in the lineup at the moment)
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Postby PinStripe Pride 718 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:32 am

ur pitching is looking very solid from the looks of your roster i woud say itsa 12 team league and you drafted heavy on pitching , i think i would give gaby a shot at firstbase and leave ur starters the way they are , thanks for the help on mine good luck ;-D
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby Choptoberfest » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:42 am

I actually didn't draft CC. I drafted Tim Hudson, and one of the guys (who isn't really all that serious about fantasy baseball) just wants to get all of the Atlanta Braves he can and offered CC for Huddy straight up. I told him (as did some other people) that it was a dumb trade, but he offered it anyways.
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby Rin04 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:18 am

Wow nice trade for CC. Your pitching looks good with the addition of CC but I don't like that you don't have a big power bat in your lineup. You should be pretty solid with runs and average but you may have a hard time beating teams in RBIs and HR's.
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby GamerJOW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:19 am

I'd start Sanchez, at least until May, given LaRoche's history. Other than Alexei, you're pretty light in SB's; did you punt the category, or do you think Coghlan will come around? I prefer more RP - as you saw from my squad - but other than that and minor worries about speed, you're well set up.
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby Choptoberfest » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:27 am

I waited too long to draft a 1B or a power OF. My drafting strategy is to get the best players possible at the most shallow positions, that's why I drafted 2B, SS, C fairly early. I gambled on several young guys (Sanchez, Raburn, Jones, McCutchen) as well as Javier Vazquez returning to form now that he is back in the National League.

My roommated was drafting with me. He had the pick right before mine, and a couple of times took the guy I was thinking. Josh Hamilton was the one I was most wanting that he took.

EDIT: McCutchen is good for 30 or so SB's. Andres Torres should get around 20-25 but I'm not sure how often I'll be playing him.
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby Choptoberfest » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:35 am

Here are some other speedy guys available:

Nyjer Morgan
Carlos Gomez
Coco Crisp
Dexter Fowler
Julio Borbon (got burned by him last season, not sure if I want him again)
Alexi Casilla
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby mzkp54 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Thats a great trade for CC, brought your staff from good to great. I'd probably roll with Sanchez in the beginning of the season at least. I also think you can wait and see the type of SB production that you're getting, and then theres plenty of options to improve it, as you listed. Good team though, definitely potential for a playoff berth.
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby afern401 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:51 pm

I take it that you set your lineups weekly? Otherwise don't worry about who to start, they will both see playing time at 1B/Util because other players will have days off.
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Re: Please Rate My Team, Help with who to start WHIR

Postby Choptoberfest » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:45 am

Yeah we do set our lineups weekly. I like it better that way with a H2H matchup. Otherwise the teams with the most pitchers would easily win most of the pitching categories.
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