So Sorry Guys! But I need your help again...I tried this 2 weeks ago...but gave you bad info on my scoring and figured that probably skewed the advice.
Ok...so I joined this league last minute, as I had always wanted to play Fantasy Baseball (HUGE Fantasy Football Fan...run my own league very year).
I figured have pretty decent knowledge of the game...and as it is my first year and the time constraints, I did not take as seriously as I do football each year....and now realize I should have taken a bit of a closer look before drafting.
While I will enjoy playing even if I am the worst team in the league (which I am fairly certain I won't be)...I do want to try and help myself as much as possible before the season starts and over the first several weeks...as I assume most of the best waiver pickups will be in that period as it is with Football. This is where I need your help!
Also, it seems that we literally go head to head in each category with no points...and either win, lose or tie (w/5 points each)...I thought it was a points league (lol...I know stupid). That in and of itself would not completely screw up a draft...but I also did not consider the interesting change to stat categories until the day of the draft...and had to wing it.
Instead of the standard scoring...our community (several leagues all going by the same scoring rules) used some very stat oriented categories. Here is our scoring vs standard....
Std: H, HR, RBI, AVG, SB
Ours: R, TB, RBI, OBP, NSB (Net Stolen Bases)
Std: W, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP
Ours: IP, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP
As you can see...pitching is not too different...and I never would have drafted by wins anyway...to subjective...so I did ok with pitching...offense I am not so sure.
So here we go...given the oddities of my league...please do your best to analyze my team and help me find me biggest weaknesses.
C- Mike Napoli
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Rickie Weeks
SS - Derek Jeter
3B - Arod
OF - Brett Gardner
OF - Melky Cabrera
OF - Peter Bourjols
UT - Yoenis Cespedes
BN - Carl Crawford
BN - Alfonso Soriano
BN - Kelly Johnson
BN - JD Martinez (he looks to be a HUGE sleeper in this scoring system)
SP - Clayton Kershaw
SP - Cole Hamels
RP - Brandon League
RP - John Axford
P - James Shields
P - Chris Carpenter
P - Ivan Nova
P - Phil Hughes
BN - Brett Myers
I know I have some real gambles and way too many Yanks...but I followed the best value available during the draft, and guys like Jeter and Arod came to me later than most drafts...and Hughes and Nova were late pickups. Further, I am confident both Hughes and ARod will have comeback years from all I have read about both their off seasons and ST news.
I am know I have some injury concerns in Weeks and Carpenter, and maybe a little too much optimism in my bench and late round picks (gambles)....but I don't think I did horribly.
what do you think? Can you offer any advice? or do you think my team is set for Opening Day?
Thanks Again...and post a link and I will help in return.