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How to improve my batting avg/hr?

Postby The305MiamiCanes » Sun May 01, 2011 7:11 pm

Every week so far i've lost in batting average and homeruns. What should I do?
12 team H2H

C- Alex Avila
1B- Ryan Howard
2B- Jed Lowrie
3B- Ryan Roberts
SS- Hanley Ramirez
OF- Ichiro
OF- Jay Bruce
OF- Sam Fuld
Util- Casey McGehee
Util- Ian Desmond
BN- Neil Walker
BN- Carl Crawford
BN- Travis Hafner
DL- Bloomquist
12 Team Rotisserie
C-Wieters
1B-Morneau
2B-Brandon Phillips
3B-Wright,Wilson Betemit
SS-Elvis,Rollins
OF-Bruan,Jay Bruce,Stubbs
SP-Verlander,Marcum,Josh Johnson,Brett Anderson,Matusz,Zimmermann,Bud Norris
RP-Francisco Rodriguez,Broxton,Crow,Venters
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Re: How to improve my batting avg/hr?

Postby The305MiamiCanes » Sun May 01, 2011 7:17 pm

I'd really like to have consistency, and also would like to have about 2 guys to specialize in SB a couple more on HR and so forth. Just realized that I also do not have Neil Walker any more.
12 Team Rotisserie
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1B-Morneau
2B-Brandon Phillips
3B-Wright,Wilson Betemit
SS-Elvis,Rollins
OF-Bruan,Jay Bruce,Stubbs
SP-Verlander,Marcum,Josh Johnson,Brett Anderson,Matusz,Zimmermann,Bud Norris
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Re: How to improve my batting avg/hr?

Postby baegames » Sun May 01, 2011 8:03 pm

First start Crawford over Fuld. Or be ready to. I think Fuld is about to fall. See .260-.270 the rest of the year.

If Hafner is on your bench, he is not that valuable, with not qualifying at any other position.

You can probably upgrade at 2b as well; trade Lowrie to a team that needs a SS.

THat being said, focus on one of the two categories. HTH I think you can afford to have a single weak category.

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Re: How to improve my batting avg/hr?

Postby The305MiamiCanes » Mon May 02, 2011 10:29 am

Alright well which players should I target for HR's and who should I give up for them? I know to keep my SB up I'd like to keep Ichiro, Fuld and Desmond.
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1B-Morneau
2B-Brandon Phillips
3B-Wright,Wilson Betemit
SS-Elvis,Rollins
OF-Bruan,Jay Bruce,Stubbs
SP-Verlander,Marcum,Josh Johnson,Brett Anderson,Matusz,Zimmermann,Bud Norris
RP-Francisco Rodriguez,Broxton,Crow,Venters
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Re: How to improve my batting avg/hr?

Postby kab21 » Mon May 02, 2011 11:30 am

I look at your lineup and see 4 players that I would safely project to hit 20 HR's so I'm not surprised at all that you're losing HR's every week.
I look at your lineup and see 3 players that can hit .300 (and one of them is Crawford) and I only see two others that will hit .280 this year. So I'm not surprised that you have a terrible BA every week.
I look at your lineup and see 4 players that should get 30-50 steals each (not counting Crawford) and you should be winning that category by a mile. Which means that you'll probably be losing other categories as a compromise.

The problem is that you really want to win steals each week but the problem is that SB's don't really correlate well any of the other categories. Desmond for example should only be starting at SS since he'll likely end up below avg in BA, HR, R and RBI's. You can't be starting a player like that at UT unless you really think he's going to steal 60 bases (and have a team to compensate for his weaknesses). I prefer to pick players that are good at either BA/OBP and/or HR's and expect to a certain extent that R/RBI's will happen. And as far as SB's I just hope for the best but I'm okay giving that category away.

What should you do? Jettison Fuld and Roberts for a couple of Luke Scott types or even Matt Joyce. start Crawford and hope for the best since he is a stud. Platoon Scott/Joyce/FA with Hafner whenever they have the pitching advantage. For example 3 LHB'ers for 2 spots and start whichever two is starting against the righties. You'll probably end up with a .285, 25+HR and decent R+RBI's out of those 2 spots (OF and UT). I would also bench Desmond except to include him in this platoon since he hits LHP'ing pretty well and he'll get some steals. And with Crawford, Ichiro and Hanley you'll still be competitive in SB's while having a chance in the other categories.
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