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Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:28 am

Just joined my office league. It's a 10-teamer but a very unique one. In light of the unique stat categories below, how did I do? I am not wedded to Kelly Johnson and will gladly drop him for a player at a position/stat skill I could use.

10 Team H2H Daily with 4 Keepers for 3 seasons max (this was a redraft year)
Hitting Categories: R, H, HR, RBI, BB, K, GIDP, A, FPCT, AVG, OPS, NSB
Pitching Categories: IP, W, L, R, BB, K, HLD, TB, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, NSV


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C Carlos Santana
1B Joey Votto
2B Dan Uggla
3B Brett Lawrie
SS Asdrubel Cabrera
LF Alex Gordon
CF B.J. Upton
RF Shin-Soo Choo
UT David Ortiz
BN Kendrys Morales (1B/OF)
BN Kelly Johnson (2B)

SP Clayton Kershaw
SP CC Sabathia
RP JJ Putz
RP Sergio Santos
P Yovani Gallardo
P Sergio Romo
P Greg Holland
BN Anibal Sanchez
BN Max Scherzer
BN Johan Santana
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:33 am

Looks pretty good!!
Any hitters better then KJ?
Any pitchers better then Santana?
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:39 am

What say you? Happy to dump KJ or Santana. Just bear in mind the roster limitations and weird cats (my other league I post about a lot has 3 utility slots whereas this one has 1).

Available Hitters:

Peter Bourjos
Coco Crisp
Erick Aybar
Jason Kipnis
Dexter Fowler
Alex Rios
Torii Hunter
Mike Moustakas
Edwin Jackson
Matt Joyce
Chase Utley
Austin Jackson
Brennan Boesch
Carlos Pena....

Available Pitchers (SP and RP)

Jaime Garcia
Johnny Cueto
Jeremy Hellickson
Chris Perez
Clay Buccholz
Jair Jurrjens
Jhoulys Chacin
Vance Worley
Colby Lewis
Wandy Rodriguez
Brandon McCarthy
Edwin Jackson
Bud Norris
Alexi Ogando.....
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby jefferey13 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:53 am

Honestly I have never played in a league with so many cats, so I don't know how to judge specifcally for that.

But just based on the standard of choosing the "best" players, and my personal opinion:

You went with picks 1 & 2 for Votto/Kershaw. Seems strange. What pick did you have? 9th?

I am not an Uggla believer, and I think Santana is an interesting pickup, since I imagine he came about round 5-6? I like posey 6 rounds latter better.

Ortiz is scary to me. He is so hot and cold, he could hurt you when he has his bad weeks. Plus it's tough when your util can't fill in for anyone else on mon/thursdays or for injuries.


Not a bad team, just wanted to point out some of the things I noticed. Hope you weren't just looking for "awesome job," if you were I can edit my post haha!
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:54 am

I would take Bourjos or Hunter over KJ.
They could go in OF or UTIL if needed.
J Garcia over Santana, or Perez for a extra closer.
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:59 am

jefferey13 wrote:Honestly I have never played in a league with so many cats, so I don't know how to judge specifcally for that.

But just based on the standard of choosing the "best" players, and my personal opinion:

You went with picks 1 & 2 for Votto/Kershaw. Seems strange. What pick did you have? 9th?

I am not an Uggla believer, and I think Santana is an interesting pickup, since I imagine he came about round 5-6? I like posey 6 rounds latter better.

Ortiz is scary to me. He is so hot and cold, he could hurt you when he has his bad weeks. Plus it's tough when your util can't fill in for anyone else on mon/thursdays or for injuries.


Not a bad team, just wanted to point out some of the things I noticed. Hope you weren't just looking for "awesome job," if you were I can edit my post haha!


Always like good advice, so much appreciated. I drafted 6th out of 10. But I noticed how important it is to have a few stud SPs since a fair amount of the staff must be devoted to RPs to keep certain things like walks, runs and such down. I have no idea why I grabbed KJ at the end. Maybe just as insurance at 2B for lack of a better multi position candidate.

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1. (6) Joey Votto (Cin - 1B)
2. (15) Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
3. (26) CC Sabathia (NYY - SP)
4. (35) Carlos Santana (Cle - C,1B)
5. (46) Brett Lawrie (Tor - 3B)
6. (55) Dan Uggla (Atl - 2B)
7. (66) Yovani Gallardo (Mil - SP)
8. (75) Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - SS)
9. (86) B.J. Upton (TB - CF)
10. (95) Alex Gordon (KC - LF)
11. (106) J.J. Putz (Ari - RP)
12. (115) David Ortiz (Bos - Util)
13. (126) Anibal Sanchez (Mia - SP)
14. (135) Shin-Soo Choo (Cle - RF)
15. (146) Max Scherzer (Det - SP)
16. (155) Sergio Santos (Tor - RP)
17. (166) Kendrys Morales (LAA - 1B,RF)
18. (175) Sergio Romo (SF - RP)
19. (186) Johan Santana (NYM - SP)
20. (195) Greg Holland (KC - RP)
21. (206) Kelly Johnson (Tor - 2B)
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:02 am

To provide a bit more context, here is the draft of the guy who picked before me (5th):

1. (5) Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
2. (16) Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
3. (25) Giancarlo Stanton (Mia - RF)
4. (36) Pablo Sandoval (SF - 1B,3B)
5. (45) Dan Haren (LAA - SP)
6. (56) Buster Posey (SF - C)
7. (65) Michael Morse (Was - 1B,LF)
8. (76) Michael Bourn (Atl - CF)
9. (85) Tommy Hanson (Atl - SP)
10. (96) Carl Crawford (Bos - LF)
11. (105) Jesus Montero (Sea - Util)
12. (116) Jordan Walden (LAA - RP)
13. (125) Cory Luebke (SD - SP,RP)
14. (136) Shaun Marcum (Mil - SP)
15. (145) Doug Fister (Det - SP)
16. (156) Dee Gordon (LAD - SS)
17. (165) Addison Reed (CWS - RP)
18. (176) Aaron Crow (KC - RP)
19. (185) Lucas Duda (NYM - 1B,RF)
20. (196) Huston Street (SD - RP)
21. (205) Cameron Maybin (SD - CF)


AND here is the draft for the guy who picked after me (7th):


1. (7) Jose Bautista (Tor - 3B,RF)
2. (14) Carlos Gonzalez (Col - LF,CF,RF)
3. (27) Jered Weaver (LAA - SP)
4. (34) Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
5. (47) Starlin Castro (ChC - SS)
6. (54) Howie Kendrick (LAA - 1B,2B,LF)
7. (67) Jonathan Papelbon (Phi - RP)
8. (74) Joe Mauer (Min - C,1B)
9. (87) Josh Johnson (Mia - SP)
10. (94) Ichiro Suzuki (Sea - RF)
11. (107) Mark Trumbo (LAA - 1B,RF)
12. (114) Brett Gardner (NYY - LF,CF)
13. (127) Joel Hanrahan (Pit - RP)
14. (134) Brandon Morrow (Tor - SP)
15. (147) Carlos Marmol (ChC - RP)
16. (154) Ivan Nova (NYY - SP)
17. (167) Neil Walker (Pit - 2B)
18. (174) Derek Holland (Tex - SP)
19. (187) Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
20. (194) Ryan Roberts (Ari - 2B,3B)
21. (207) Yunel Escobar (Tor - SS)
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby jefferey13 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:07 am

Thanks for the additional info. How did you do draft, offline, ESPN, yahoo? I love Kershaw, I have him targeted. And Cano had to have been available to take 6th. I think that would have been my choice bc 2b sucks this year.
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Re: Unique H2H League - Just Drafted - How'd I Do? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:15 am

jefferey13 wrote:Thanks for the additional info. How did you do draft, offline, ESPN, yahoo? I love Kershaw, I have him targeted. And Cano had to have been available to take 6th. I think that would have been my choice bc 2b sucks this year.


The major decision I faced in round 1 was whether to take Votto, Bautista, Cano or AGonz. I know many would say Bautista there but I liked Votto's high average, walk totals and he makes for a nice keeper. I was actually VERY tempted to take Cano...
I just sort of salivated over the prospect of Kershaw and CC because the guy in my office who has had success in this league (my first year in this league. I do my own league with more traditional stats, though 9x9 lol). Anyway, this guy who had success said it's key to have some lockdown SP studs.

What do you think of Aybar over Kelly Johnson? About half the strikeouts of Bourjos or Hunter. And about 400+ assists vs. a handful from those guys. Maybe I throw him into utility when i don't need HR/RBI but need assists, sb, etc.

I gambled on Johan. They say he looks great in ST. Thoughts?

OH, and this was a live Yahoo! online draft.
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Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:18 am

By the way, there is a guy in my office who LOVES Kershaw. He has Halladay and Miguel Cabrera. I have Kershaw and Votto. Worth trying to swap the two? Or hang onto Kershaw?
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