Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez?

Postby Millhouse » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Lopez is behind Lyon, who blows. Soriano is behind Mariano, who does not blow. Both provide good peripherals (well, not counting Soriano's night last night), but I think Lyon could be next to lose his job, clearing way for Lopez. Skills being roughly equal, would you roll the dice and drop the guy behind the HOF'er for the guy behind the potential gas can?

WHIR, lv a link. Thanks. ;-D
Millhouse
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1163
(Past Year: 98)
Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez?

Postby enyouartist » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:45 pm

What's your need, Milhouse? Do you need holds? Does your league count holds, or are you simply using Soriano for era,k/9 ratios,etc?

Do you need more saves? Sure, go ahead and speculate. I happen to agree that Lyons blows.




What would you do here>read mine! viewtopic.php?f=26&t=426563
















What would you do here>read mine! viewtopic.php?f=26&t=426563
enyouartist
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 307
Joined: 3 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez?

Postby Millhouse » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:09 pm

No holds, just S, K, WHIP, ERA, where Lopez and Soriano are pretty similar (see below) albeit Soriano has much larger sample size and more K power and better OVERALL numbers....but their diff being that Lopez, I think, has a shorter path to (speculative) a full-time closer gig.

LOPEZ: 67 IP, 50K, 2.96, 1.06

SORIANO AVG: 77 IP, 82K , 2.81 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Millhouse
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1163
(Past Year: 98)
Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez?

Postby howard » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:29 pm

I've held off on Soriano myself because I don't see him getting saves. Yes, he'll give you some Ks and some innings, but no saves. Lopez gives you more of a shot in the long term.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=426615
howard
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor


Posts: 51
Joined: 3 Oct 2006
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Speculating on saves: drop R. Soriano for W.Lopez?

Postby kaiser » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:07 am

I agree with your thinking. Lopez gives you much of the same perephials that Soriano does, and has a better chance to close. Do it.
Image
kaiser
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe Ranker
Posts: 5554
(Past Year: 306)
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Genco Olive Oil Co.


Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact