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Postby HairyHelmet » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:21 pm

I am fairly new to keeper leagues and auction drafts and this is my first experience with a dynasty league. It is my first year digging deep into the minor leagues as well. Please critique my team, for this year and for future chance for success. This is the first year so this is my starting point/base. Pitcing good/bad? Hitting good/bad? Minors good/bad? :-?

20 Team Dynasty league started from this site, 6x6 Roto(OPS, Holds), 15 Minor league spots(not finished)

C - Kurt Suzuki(C)
1B - Ike Davis(1B)
2B - Neil Walker(2B)
SS - Johnny Peralta(SS)
3B - Mark Reynolds(1B,3B)
OF - Chris Young(OF)
OF - Nelson Cruz(OF)
OF - Dayan Viciedo(OF)
OF - Alex Rios(OF)
OF - John Mayberry(1B,OF)
Util - Bryan LaHair(1B,OF)

SP - Stephen Strasburg(SP)
SP - Gio Gonzalez(SP)
SP - Brandon Beachy(SP)
SP - Hiroki Kuroda(SP)
SP - Brandon McCarthy(SP)
RP - Tyler Clippard(RP)
RP - David Hernandez(RP)
RP - Chris Perez(RP)
RP - Jose Veras(RP)
RP - Matt Capps(RP)

Bench - Kendry Morales(1B,OF)
Bench - Ramon Hernandez(C)
Bench - Tyler Greene(2B,SS,OF)
Bench - Luke Scott(1B,OF)
Bench - Ryan Kalish(OF)
Bench - Craig Gentry(OF)
Bench - Ryan Dempster(SP)
Bench - Dallas Braden(SP)


Manny Banuelos SP (NYY)
Matt Adams 1B (STL)
Vincent Catricala 3B/OF (SEA)
Chad Bettis SP (COL)
Oswaldo Arcia OF (MIN)
Christian Yelich 1B/OF (MIA)
Jake Marisnick OF (TOR)
Dylan Bundy SP (BAL)
Eddie Rosario 2B/OF (MIN)
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Re: My first year Dynasty League roster (20 Team)?

Postby reiser » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:54 am

Well...here are my first impressions. If Morales doesn't come back, your hitting is bad. Your built around Cruz and Davis. Watch the Davis situation carefully. I think LaHair washes out, quickly. Mayberry is a place holder at best. I do actually still think there is hope for Young, but if Rios gets off to a hot start, I'd be looking to move him. Reynolds is what he is, and while his contribution in an OPS league is useful, if you could make a move for an Arenado or a Moustakas, Ithink that's a more long-term bet.

Your pitching on the other hand is very balanced. Any team centered around Strasburg should have lots of good years in front of them. I have my doubts about Kuroda and Gonzalez, but a relief corps built featuring Hernandez and Clippard is very competitive. I think Dempster is a bad-luck victim in Chicago, his underlying stats are pretty nice.

That said, your farm system lacks an elite #1. Yeah, Bundy, maybe. What's the Orioles track record with young pitchers though? Plus, that's 2 AL East pitchers, and a Coors pitcher.

Your hitting farm system seems to have a nice mix of impact and depth, but Catricala is not expected to stick at 3rd, and there are no SS prospects. Most teams give their prospects every chance possible to stick at SS, and then move them to 2B or 3B, and while Walker/Peralta is certainly serviceable, you need to be thinking about the future there too.
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