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Postby Youngsir620 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:36 am

10 team H2H non keeper

R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

We are in the second week of playoffs and next week is the championship week. i want to perfect my team for that final week if i make it.

C- Russell Martin
1b- Ryan Howard
2b/3b- Neil Walker
3b- David Wright
SS- Alexei Ramirez
OF- Jacoby Elsbury
OF- Matt Kemp
OF- Desmond Jennings
Util- Tori Hunter
BN- Carl Crawfod
BN- Erick Aybar

SP-Clayton Kershaw
SP- James Shields
SP- Josh Beckett
SP- Doug Fister
SP- Stepehn Strasburg
SP- Bartolo Colon
SP- Brandon Morrow
SP- Bud Norris
SP- Ricky Nolasco
RP- Jose Valverde
RP- Joe Nathan
RP- Joel Hanrahan
RP- Rafael Betancourt

Here are some top FA's offense and pitching based on their performances for the past 14 days

Mark Reynolds
(Bal - 1B,3B)
Delmon Young
(Det - OF)
Ian Desmond
(Was - SS)
Jose Tabata
(Pit - OF)
Derrek Lee
(Pit - 1B)
Dexter Fowler
(Col - OF)
Austin Jackson
(Det - OF)
James Loney
(LAD - 1B)
David Murphy
(Tex - OF)
Seth Smith
(Col - OF)
Edwin Encarnacion
(Tor - 1B,3B)
Dustin Ackley
(Sea - 2B,OF)
Eric Hosmer
(KC - 1B)
Kosuke Fukudome
(Cle - OF)
Lucas Duda
(NYM - 1B,OF)
Brett Lawrie
(Tor - 2B,3B)
Dayan Viciedo

SP
Derek Holland
Randy Wells
Zach Britton
Javier Vasquez
Brandon McCarthy
Brett Myers
Mike Minor
John Danks
Bruce Chen
Derek Lowe

Closers
Bobby Parnell
Mark Melancon
Santiago Casilla
Frank Francisco
Chris Sale
Jason Motte

What are some upgrades I can make to this team?
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Re: Add/Drop any of these players for rest of playoffs?

Postby onitapgr » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:07 pm

I would drop Walker, Hunter, and Betancourt and pick up Lawrie, Hosmer, and Vazquez (roll with 3 closers)
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Re: Add/Drop any of these players for rest of playoffs?

Postby sigriffey » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:11 pm

onitapgr wrote:I would drop Walker, Hunter, and Betancourt and pick up Lawrie, Hosmer, and Vazquez (roll with 3 closers)


I agree completely. Particularly Lawrie and Hosmer are major upgrades. I might consider dropping Aybar over Walker but if you find the backup SS is valuable to your plan of attack then hang onto Aybar. I would also give thought to dropping Nolasco for John Danks, but I think it's all about who you like more the rest of the way.


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Re: Add/Drop any of these players for rest of playoffs?

Postby LivingTheFantasyLife » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:02 pm

Some things that you should consider are how many pitchers the team you are going to be playing against have. If you have more than he does then you should consider yourself being fine for the bulk categories (wins and k's) and should look to protect your self in the ratio cats (era and whip) by dropping some risky pitchers. For the championship week I would strongly advise you against rolling with Morrow and Nolasco. Morrow is the obvious one to me because his remain starts are @BOS (see how he did tonight), vsLAA and @TB. I don't think I would touch him unless you are in desperate need of K's and don't have a chance in ERA or WHIP. I rolled with Nolasco for a big portion of this season, he provides some nice starts but will have a blow up start in what seems to be every 3-4 starts. He may do well, his matchups are @ATL, @WAS and @MIL, but those aren't good matchups for him. To me, because of how often they can ruin your teams ERA and WHIP in such an important week just by one start is enough for me to dump them. Personally I just dropped Morrow last night because its just not worth it.

As to who to add? I would go with Vazquez but after that I dont think there is really anyone worth picking up for the full championship week. I think you should play matchups during the week and find some starts vs weak offenses (especially SF).

I wouldn't drop a closer, yeah it's only one category, but going forward with 4 will greatly help you win the cat and then youll only need to grab 4 more to win it all.

For the hitter pickup, it has to be Lawrie. The kids a stud and has 2B eligibility which adds a lot of extra value. Drop Aybar for Lawrie ASAP.

So I would drop Morrow for Lawrie and Nolasco for Vazquez, and if you really want to you could drop Aybar for Hosmer (but only depending on how you see yourself matching up against your opponent - see what cats you should win over him and if you need some power numbers go after Hosmer as your UTIL).

Good Luck in the ship, hope this helped.
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Re: Add/Drop any of these players for rest of playoffs?

Postby MadDog36 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:05 pm

aybar has SS eligibility and I like him backing you up twice.
Brett Lawrie needs to be added quickly for RP- Rafael Betancourt
Minor or Holland over Colon.
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