I need to take over an inactive team and I have these 3 to choose from:
Team 1 Michael Pineda (NYY - SP) Adam Wainwright (StL - SP) Jesus Montero (Sea - Util) Chris Young (Ari - OF) Alex Gordon (KC - OF) Brett Lawrie (Tor - 3B) David Wright (NYM - 3B) Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B) 1st pick in the draft
Team 2 Anibal Sanchez (Mia - SP) Tim Lincecum (SF - SP) Erick Aybar (LAA - SS) Nick Markakis (Bal - OF) Jason Heyward (Atl - OF) Carlos Santana T (Cle - C,1B) Starlin Castro (ChC - SS) Evan Longoria (TB - 3B) 2nd pick in the draft
Team 3 Craig Kimbrel (Atl - RP) Felix Hernandez (Sea - SP) Emilio Bonifacio (Mia - 3B,SS,OF) Michael Cuddyer(Col - 1B,2B,OF) Shane Victorino (Phi - OF) Paul Konerko (CWS - 1B) Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS) Matt Kemp (LAD - OF) 3rd pick of the draft
The top 5 in the draft are Pujols, Cano, Gonzalez, Halladay, Verlander
Settings: 5x5 roto w 12 teams, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 1 MI, 2 UTIL (That's right no CI slot)
How would you rank the teams?
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Last edited by khabibul35 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:59 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Is this a 5x5 league? How many teams? What are the roster spots? How many keepers?
Without knowing those answers-
I like the 1st team. It has a lot of high upside, young hitters. It has established, top end talent. And it has the first pick in the draft (Pujols), who is a solid step above the rest of the draft options.
I like the 2nd team as well, but I think I'd rather have the first. The 3rd team I would certainly pass on.
At least they all have some talent. I was going to go with team 2, but if you have hopes that Wright will be productive and Wainwright will bounce back, then I have to agree with team 1. They are more exciting to watch anyway. Team 3 has some decent offerings but there's a little too much old weight on there. You didn't mention what pick team 3 had, by the way. Also, you listed Cano twice ... not that it matters, for Team 1 and Pujols are your choices anyway.
Team 1 is attractive, but you would have to believe in Wright and Wainwright bouncing back and the young studs reaching their potential. With Lawrie, Montero and Gordon thats alot of potential but also alot of risk. You can easily be left with Pedroia, 1 or 2 prospects that never reach their potential and a broken down 3B and pitcher.
Team 3 would given you 2 of the top 5 established players in all of baseball as well as one of the best keeper aces in King Felix. While the other parts maybe aren't that sexy you can work with guys like Victorino and Konerko for a short period of time while you retool your team. I would rather have a team with a couple of elite guys and then work out the rest on my own. None of these other teams offer the combination of elite players that this team does.