I'ts a 5x5 roto league and I'm already projected +35 IP over the limit. My C is Napoli, so I'm also quickly falling way behind on games at that position. Plan is to drop an SP for a FA C. My SPs on the fringe: Shields, Colby Lewis, Edwin Jackson Available Cs: Hundley, Avila, Hanigan Other available hitters: Boesch, Freese, Freddie Freeman
UPDATED: It's 12 teams and my other SPs are Hamels, Gallardo, Cahill, Lilly, Nolasco, Shields, Lewis, Edwin Jackson (who I meant to put up instead of Nolasco) Available SPs are just WW fodder: Masterson, Tomlin, Blackburn, Wood, Livan
So I guess the real question is whether I should hold on to Jackson for a 2nd C or a flyer on Freese/Freeman
Lineup: C Napoli 1B A Gonz 2B K Johnson 3B Chipper (Longoria out) SS S Drew OF Holliday, Gardner, Victorino, Ben Francisco, UT Adam Jones BN Seth Smith, Longo
Thanks, and WHIR
Last edited by adamb103 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I don't think you need to drop a pitcher for a catcher, all of those catchers are pretty much trash and Napoli will get his AB's. I actually think having Napoli as your catcher is a plus since a guy like Avila, Hanigan or Hundley would kill your batting average (Hundley is not this good). Napoli will put up much better numbers and those SPs are too good to consider dropping for a trash catcher, at least thats my
Last edited by MasterX1918 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
If you really feel like your pitching is strong enough to justify dropping Shields for Nick Hundley, a (typically) mediocre hitting catcher on a hot streak than by all means do it. Shields is definitely replaceable.
how many teams? no way to know how droppable those pitchers are without knowing how deep the SP pool is... in my opinion, all 3 of those pitchers are VERY servicable in anything 11 team or higher with 7-8 P slots and 4 bench slots. all those pitchers should be off waivers FOR SURE.
If i were you, i wouldn't drop anyone of them for a backup C. Napoli will still get 350-400 AB this year. not many catchers are going to get above 450 AB anyway, except for the freaks like posey, so you're not missing that much production. he will still hit 25 Homers which is more than just about every other catcher.
in short, you're dropping a productive SP for 150 extra AB from a mediocre catcher???