I have the #1 Waiver Priority in a 10 team league and Uggla just got dropped. I have been hit hard by injuries to my keepers (keep 5 or 6) and am in dead last. I can't really drop any of my bench players but need to make a move to improve. Do you think Uggla will end up with better numbers than Markakis the rest of the year? Until Holliday or Heyward comes back I would be short a starting OF so if you have any other ideas just let me know. Obviously I WHIR.
C J.P. Arencibia 1B Adam Dunn 2B Brandon Phillips 3B Plácido Polanco SS Ian Desmond OF Lance Berkman OF Jayson Werth OF Nick Markakis Util David Ortiz BN Matt Holliday (DL) BN Buster Posey (DL) BN Jason Heyward (DL) BN Ryan Zimmerman (DL)
SP Tim Lincecum SP Trevor Cahill SP Dan Haren RP Francisco Cordero RP Matt Capps P Ricky Nolasco P Francisco Liriano BN Gio González BN Stephen Strasburg (DL)
Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Strikeouts (K), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS) Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Complete Games (CG), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)
If you only keep 5-6 guys I don't see why you would hang on to Strasburg. Yes he COULD be great, but this year is lost, and the first year post-TJS is usually rough. IMO, your keepers are Phillips, Holliday, Heyward, Zimmerman, Lincecum as locks, with Haren a #6. I would drop Strasburg to pick up Uggla and roll the dice.
Drop Posey for Uggla and stash him. If he turns around at some point this season, you've added a top-50 player with power from the wire for free, with the only expense being a catcher injured for the rest of the year that you probably won't keep anyway.