I felt good while I was drafting, but now I'm worried that I have too many guys who are big ifs. LeCroy is relatively unproven, Sweeney was hurt, Ensberg and Crede are inexperienced and inconsistent, Klesko was hurt and down last year, Nevin has had two seasons of injuries, and I don't need to say much about Griffey. Here's my hitting lineup in a 10 team points league
Well, you've got risk/reward in there. I think it comes down to your pitching. How's that? If it's above average, I like your team. Your hitting is actually extremely solid, with Giles, Wells, Berkman, A-Rod, and Boone.
I think Sweeney'll bounce back. Griff's a lost cause, IMO, though. One of Crede and Ensberg should break out...or there's always Alfonzo, Beltre, etc. on the WW, or Young on your bench.
For a 10 team league, that's pretty darn good...I'm assuming you took the five above hitters in the first five rounds...which is a really good haul. Berkman and Giles are keyed for comebacks (I may be biased, because I drafted them both in both of my leagues...)
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SP- Mussina, Millwood, Mulder, Wade Miller, Carlos Zambrano
I really like this staff, especially since they were all value picks. Mussina was my top pitcher in the 5th round.
RP- nothing special because our point system severely undervalues closers so it's not worth using high picks on them. right now i have a bunch of lower tier closers who aren't even confirmed. i'll be constantly checking websites closer reports and trolling the WW. i used this strategy last year and it worked perfectly.
I wouldn't deal Sweeney for Matsui. Matsui has gone very late in most of my drafts. Although he'll be hitting #2 in the Yankees' lineup. And he did lead the league in GP last year, that's gotta be worth something
And BTW, you're team logo should be a big ? The only sure-thing you have is A-Rod. I thought my team was risky with Prior, Smoltz, Lowell and Sheff. But you got me beat.
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I don't think it's so bad. I usually end up waiving or trading about half my drafted players anyway.
Your top 5 offensive players are pretty solid. Sweeney makes a great start for a platoon at 1B. You several have options at 3rd, I wouldn't worry about that spot. You can usually find a decent OF in the FA pool at some piont in the year. OF is a pretty easy position to fill.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Your early part of the draft looks solid, and that is the most important part IMO.
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