Who should I use as my 5th OF. I currently have Michael Brantley. Should I drop him for the likes of Angel Pagan, Ryan Ludwick, Denard Span, Seth Smith, Jose Tabata, or Jason Bay? THANKS! Here is my roster:
C J.P. Arencibia 1B Miguel Cabrera 2B Dustin Pedroia 3B Evan Longoria SS Derek Jeter IF Prince Fielder OF Matt Holliday OF Jacoby Ellsbury OF Josh Hamilton OF Rajai Davis OF Michael Brantley UTIL Neil Walker BN Ben Zobrist BN Delmon Young
SP Dan Haren Max Scherzer Mat Latos Brett Anderson Brandon Morrow Madison Bumgarner Daniel Hudson Brian Matusz RP Jose Valverde Leo Nunez Jordan Walden
Hmm...I'd go Bay, but a lot of that is on expected upside. I would be disappointed and surprised if he continues to struggle again all 2011. He is the only FA you listed who can be a real force on your roster if they all play up to their capabilities. Pagan is better in real life than in fantasy.
I'd keep Brantley. He is playing good and I think he is only going to get better. He was a good prospect, he just lost some buzz after last year. If you do drop him though I'd go with Tabata or Pagan, wouldn't bother with Bay. When 1 for 4 and an RBI is a good sign, there is better options.
I like Pagan a lot, but you already have enough speed on your team with Pedroia, Ellsbury, and Rajai Davis (especially Rajai). I'd go with Bay or Ludwick. They have the upside of adding some power to your lineup.