Hey I remembered to update this at the All Star Break BOMBAY BOMBERS
Okay first off drafting Gordon and Hamilton on both teams has locked up steals already. But the real steal has been Abreu for $5 on both squads. Cruz, Stanton and Moss on my roto team and lots of good pitching has put me in 1st, 10 points ahead of second place. This team is currently 1st place in HR, RBI, SB, K, W, and SV. Currently 20 HR and 37 steals ahead of second place, this team is doing the job it was set out to do. It's also currently 3rd in ERA, 4th in WHIP and Runs, while second to last place in BA - hitting a cool .262. Heading into the second half I see no signs of slowing down this power/speed train with Abreu, Cruz, Moss, Stanton, Trumbo, Bruce and Alvarez leading the way. If the pitching can hold up I have a good shot to win.STRONG ARM TACTICS
In H2H I'm at 98-43-9, in 1st place, 7 games ahead of #2. Even with the league's lowest batting average at .260, the team is 3rd overall in runs and home runs, 2nd in RBI, and 1st in steals (35 steals ahead of second place) while pitching is solid across the board ranking 2nd in K's W's and SV's and 3rd in ERA and WHIP. Even though I am last in BA overall, I have somehow won the category 8 times in 15 weeks, including last week when I edged them .282-.281 and went 10-0 for the 2nd time this year. Pitching here is still the strong point and I head into the second half with a rotation of Grienke, Baumgarner, Scherzer, Sale, Kazmir, Lee and Beckett with closers Chapman, Jansen and Melancon. Springer has been the perfect pickup for this squad and if the hitting can stay solid I should do well in the playoffs, having only lost 1 matchup so far this year.