Yahoo 5x5 Roto I am a newbie, so any strategies with pick up would be appreciated. I was thinking an extra RP (like Reed) to help me across Pitching stats.
My team: C Yadier Molina (StL - C) 1B Pablo Sandoval (SF - 1B,3B) 2B Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,OF) 3B David Freese (StL - 3B) SS Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS) OF Jay Bruce (Cin - OF) OF Michael Bourn (Atl - OF) OF Yoenis Cespedes (Oak - OF) Util Hanley Ramirez (Mia - SS) Util Chris Young (Ari - OF) BN Joe Mauer (Min - C,1B) DL Carl Crawford (Bos - OF)DL
Pitchers SP CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) SP Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP) RP Matt Thornton (CWS - RP) RP Matt Capps (Min - RP) P Josh Beckett (Bos - SP) P Jeremy Hellickson (TB - SP) P Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP) P Brandon McCarthy (Oak - SP) BN Greg Holland (KC - RP) BN John Danks (CWS - SP) BN Joel Peralta (TB - RP)
I like Trumbo (will qualify at 3B at some point) and Raburn as adds, but I too don't really see what to drop. Is this a 10-team league? If it's 10, and 5x5, I don't really see an absolute need to roster RPs that aren't closers, so a guy like Peralta is expendable. It's worth holding on to Holland, because if Broxton bombs (which many people expect), Holland would close.
I also am a little wary about rostering 2 catchers in a shallow league. If you could somehow package Mauer and ship him (not sure what to look for in return...he has a recognizable name, but doesn't really do much fantasy-wise), or maybe slide Mauer into your starting catcher role and ship Molina who is in reality a great catcher, but doesn't do much in fantasy either. The best attribute for both of them would be batting average.
It could be a good idea to at least keep an eye on Morneau and Cozart. They are two players that I like, and hope to see performing well this year.
I think you have a nice mix of speed on power on offense and could have enough pitching if Hellickson and McCarthy both take the next step. You could contend.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
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