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Help a FBB beginner? Team drafted last night.

Postby Dumbjaw » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:44 am

This is a 10 team league. I've included all information I could think of that would prove helpful to any of you who are more experienced than me in making suggestions on my team. I truly don't know how good it is. While I follow football like a madman, I'm more of a casual baseball fan, and so could genuinely use input on 01) what you think of my team, and 02) if there are some improvements I could make. At the bottom, I include some players available on my waivers. I sorted them by percentage owned in order to reflect the general consensus on player value. Here goes:

Batters Stat Categories:

Runs (R)
Home Runs (HR)
Runs Batted In (RBI)
Stolen Bases (SB)
Batting Average (AVG)

Batters:

C - Buster Posey (SF - C,1B)
1B - Ryan Howard (PHI - 1B)
2B - Robinson Canó (NYY - 2B)
3B - José Bautista (TOR - 3B,OF)
SS - Alexei Ramírez (CWS - SS)
OF - Andre Ethier (LAD - OF)
OF - Shane Victorino (PHI - OF)
OF - Bed Zobrist (TB - 1B,2B,OF)
Util - Aubrey Huff (SF - 1B,OF)
Util - Bobby Abreu (LAA - OF)
BN - Gordon Beckham (CWS - 2B)
BN - Jose Tabata (PIT - OF)
BN - Denard Span (MIN - OF)
BN - Derrek Lee (BAL - 1B)

Pitchers Stat Categories:

Wins (W)
Saves (SV)
Strikeouts (K)
Earned Run Average (ERA)
(Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)

Pitchers:

SP - Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
SP - Chris Carpenter (STL - SP)
RP - Joakim Soria (KC - RP)
RP - Huston Street (COL - RP)
P - Shaun Marcum (MIL - SP)
P - Ricky Nolasco (FLA - SP)
P - Brad Lidge (PHI - RP)
P - Joel Hanrahan (PIT - RP)
BN - Ian Kennedy (ARI - SP)

Top 10 Batters Available On Waivers:

Ryan Raburn (DET - 2B,OF) - 68% owned
Ike Davis (NYM - 1B) - 62% owned
Andrés Torres (SF - OF) - 62% owned
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN - 2B,SS) - 61% owned
Magglio Ordóñez (DET - OF) - 58% owned
Scott Rolen (CIN - 3B) - 56% owned
Raúl Ibañez (PHI - OF) - 50% owned
Miguel Tejada (SF - 3B,SS) - 49% owned
Chipper Jones (ATL - 3B) - 48% owned
James Loney (LAD - 1B) - 45% owned

Top 10 Pitchers Available On Waivers:

Carlos Zambrano (CHC - SP,RP) - 69% owned
Matt Capps (MIN - RP) - 67% owned
John Lackey (BOS - SP) - 67% owned
Jonny Venters (ATL - RP) - 63% owned
Carl Pavano (MIN - SP) - 59% owned
Daniel Bard (BOS - RP) - 58% owned
Johnny Cueto (CIN - SP) - 57% owned
Jake Peavy (CWS - SP) - 56% owned
Hong-Chih Kuo (LAD - RP) - 53% owned
Bronson Arroyo (CIN - SP) - 53% owned

Thank you so much for any input at all that you may have!
Dumbjaw
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Re: Help a FBB beginner? Team drafted last night.

Postby PensSteelersBucs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:04 am

Overall I think it's a solid team, and you should be competative all year. A strategy that I (and many others) like to consider, is not filling your bench with hitters. I generally keep 1 or 2 hitters on my bench, and have the rest pitching. Not sure I like any of those available pitchers, but be on the look out for a hot pitcher to add and drop a hitter you're never going to play anyways.
10 Team H2H
C:Santana
1:Howard
2:Kelly Johnson
3:Michael Young
SS:Hanley Ramirez
OF:Kemp
Ethier
Ellsbury
UTIL:Stubbs
B:Hunter
Bloomquist

SP:Lester
Kershaw
Jonathon Sanchez
RP:Marmol
RP:Hanrahan
RP:Fuentes
P:Walden
B:Dempster
G Gonzalez
CJ Wilson
Beckett
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Re: Help a FBB beginner? Team drafted last night.

Postby Irish Drunk » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:56 am

Wow not bad for a rookie ;)

I'd drop Derek Lee, he's useless to you. Pick up Raburn, I think he's in for a breakout campaign. Also would consider adding some pitching depth since they get injured the most. I'd add Lackey or Pavano from that list and drop Lidge(injured).
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Re: Help a FBB beginner? Team drafted last night.

Postby Dumbjaw » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:58 am

Irish Drunk wrote:Wow not bad for a rookie ;)

I'd drop Derek Lee, he's useless to you. Pick up Raburn, I think he's in for a breakout campaign. Also would consider adding some pitching depth since they get injured the most. I'd add Lackey or Pavano from that list and drop Lidge(injured).


Thank you! And oddly enough, after posting this, I already set up a waiver claim to drop Lee for Raburn. :) I like Raburn's multi-positional eligibility, especially since it includes 2B. We're on the same page.
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