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Postby jackcarver » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:42 pm

I'm in a H2H Most Categories league and my team is:

C: Brian McCann
1B: Eric Hosmer
2B: Howard Kendrick
3B: Pablo Sandoval
SS: Erick Aybar
2B/SS: Marco Scutaro
1B/3B: Michael Cuddyer
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Andre Ethier
OF: Colby Rasmus
UTIL: Jesus Montero

P: Justin Verlander (SP)
P: Zack Greinke (SP)
P: Jonathan Papelbon (RP)
P: John Axford (RP)
P: Rafael Betancourt (RP)
P: Jason Motte (RP)
P: Mike Adams (RP)
P: Daniel Bard (RP until SP eligibility kicks in)
P: Tyler Clippard (RP)

BENCH: Ike Davis (1B)
BENCH: Todd Helton (1B)
BENCH: Chad Billingsley (SP)

I'm a little worried I have too few Starting Pitchers, should I bench an RP and switch in Billingsley? I'm a little nervous about his ERA...

Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby MaxMan715 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:17 am

You definitely need more starters. You wont be competitive without at least 4-5 SPs.
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby reiser » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:31 am

jackcarver wrote:I'm in a H2H Most Categories league and my team is:

C: Brian McCann
1B: Eric Hosmer
2B: Howard Kendrick
3B: Pablo Sandoval
SS: Erick Aybar
2B/SS: Marco Scutaro
1B/3B: Michael Cuddyer
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Andre Ethier
OF: Colby Rasmus
UTIL: Jesus Montero

P: Justin Verlander (SP)
P: Zack Greinke (SP)
P: Jonathan Papelbon (RP)
P: John Axford (RP)
P: Rafael Betancourt (RP)
P: Jason Motte (RP)
P: Mike Adams (RP)
P: Daniel Bard (RP until SP eligibility kicks in)
P: Tyler Clippard (RP)

BENCH: Ike Davis (1B)
BENCH: Todd Helton (1B)
BENCH: Chad Billingsley (SP)

I'm a little worried I have too few Starting Pitchers, should I bench an RP and switch in Billingsley? I'm a little nervous about his ERA...

Any help would be appreciated!


Offense looks pretty good. Here are a few comments.

You need Sp's and a reserve OF, as Hart is expected to start the season on the DL. You don't need Davis and Helton-I'd drop Helton and get the best OF on the WW.

Also, unless your league counts Holds, you don't need Clippard and Adams. Clippard is probably worth starting if the WW is really thin, he can contribute nicely. Drop Adams and pick up another SP.
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby jackcarver » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks for the help, I'll definitely swap Billingsley in from my bench then, and pick up one more SP.

Good tip on the Outfield too, I was sitting on the fence about Helton anyway so I'll drop him for an OF.
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby joeyg2323 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:01 pm

MaxMan715 wrote:You definitely need more starters. You wont be competitive without at least 4-5 SPs.



you dont need starters to win. depending the cats. if its standard 5x5 a team like yours could easily win SV, ERA and WHIP every week but you would be giving up W and Ks. its a risk that ive seen work but it being your first year i would get more SP



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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby jackcarver » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:50 pm

So after some tweaking, this is my new line-up. I'm feeling much more confident in this one overall.

C: Brian McCann
1B: Eric Hosmer
2B: Howard Kendrick
3B: Pablo Sandoval
SS: Erick Aybar
2B/SS: Marco Scutaro
1B/3B: Michael Cuddyer
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Andre Ethier
OF: Colby Rasmus
UTIL: Jesus Montero

P: Justin Verlander (SP)
P: Zack Greinke (SP)
P: Jonathan Papelbon (RP)
P: John Axford (RP)
P: Rafael Betancourt (RP)
P: Jason Motte (RP)
P: Tyler Clippard (RP)
P: Chad Billingsley (SP)
P: Jhoulys Chacin (SP)

BENCH: Ike Davis (1B)
BENCH: Delmon Young (OF)
BENCH: Daniel Bard (RP I figured I'd keep Bard on the bench until he's SP eligible)
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby reiser » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:10 am

wow, you were able to pick up Chacin? Nice. is this a 10 team or 12 team league?
The other thing that comes to mind, once Montero picks up C eligibility is that you could try shopping McCann to fill any holes.
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby jackcarver » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:27 pm

Yeah I was pretty surprised Chacin hadn't been drafted. And we're running a 10 team league.
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Re: First time playing Fantasy. Would like some input please

Postby mikekim2121 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:09 am

You need some quality SP's and power hitters. Speed is not a issue for your lineup but you need some more HR's and RBI's.

You probably dont need 2 C's so once Montero gets catcher eligibility (could be 2 weeks, could be 2 months depending on your settings), try to trade Mccann or Montero for a very good SP.
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