Closers and punting - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Closers and punting

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Closers and punting

Postby jje428 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:35 am

I am currently in a 10 team H2H category league.

Here are the categories.

Batting: AVG,HR,R,RBI,SB,OPS,K

Pitching: ERA,K,WHIP,SV,QS,BAA,K/9

Roster
C Mike Napoli, Tex C, 1B
1B Michael Young, Tex 1B, 3B, DH
2B Jemile Weeks, Oak 2B
3B Mark Reynolds, Bal 3B, 1B
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle SS
OF Ryan Braun, Mil OF
OF Hunter Pence, Phi OF
OF Coco Crisp, Oak OF
UTIL Shin-Soo Choo, Cle OF
UTIL Paul Konerko, CWS 1B, DH
Bench B.J. Upton*, TB OF DL15
Bench Jason Kipnis, Cle 2B
Bench Yunel Escobar, Tor SS
Bench Geovany Soto, ChC C
Bench Jurickson Profar, Tex SS
DL Chipper Jones*, Atl 3B DL15
P Zack Greinke, Mil SP
P Jeff Samardzija, ChC RP
P Matt Thornton, CWS RP
P Alexi Ogando, Tex SP
SP Cliff Lee, Phi SP
SP Dan Haren, LAA SP
RP Craig Kimbrel, Atl RP
RP Chris Perez, Cle RP
Bench C.J. Wilson, LAA SP

My question is, should I trade my closers to lock up another category either pitching or batting at the expense of punting saves? If so, what sort of value can I get for Kimbrel?

Thanks in advance.
jje428
Little League Legend
Little League Legend


Posts: 8
Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby rjlmets » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:39 am

I believe that in anything other then a 5x5, punting closers is actually a good thing. It gives you the chance to focus on and strengthen other areas.

Help with mine?
viewtopic.php?t=443810
rjlmets
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 621
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby jje428 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:45 am

Thats what I was thinking too.

I forgot to mention too that there is a 3 closer rule but people are already finding ways around it. Picking up RP that get promoted.

I don't understand why people waste so many picks/players on one maybe two categories.

What kind of value should I go for with Kimbrel?
jje428
Little League Legend
Little League Legend


Posts: 8
Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby bodsquad » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:07 am

I disagree with punting on Saves. Yes you might not win saves, but in a 10 team leauge where are you projected but finish with saves right now? Middle of the pack I am guessing OK maybe 4th or 3rd to last maybe higher. What will Kimbrel line be 5 W 45 S 130 K 1.75 era 1.08 whip with 80ip. King Felix wins what 16 games 220 K In 3X the amount of innings. I guess what I am saying Closers are just not a one category player. Kimbrel is going to give you good k's. I think it depends on what your max innings pitched is for your league. I think it will be hard to get good value for Kimbrel right now. He does have high value. Just looking at avg pick you could get sandoval, strasburg, price, cain,cruz. Mccann, lester. I am just now sure someone can afford to give up that much this early in the season.
bodsquad
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 292
(Past Year: 46)
Joined: 12 Feb 2011
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby MaudDib » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:46 pm

I am not in favor of punting categories this early unless you went into the draft with that plan. I also don't think you will get enough back from your closers to really help you. Most people don't trust closers and are unwilling to trade too much for them.

So unless you can get something really good for them, I would stand pat and see where you are at in a couple months and then decide.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams

Image
MaudDib
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamCafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 8016
(Past Year: 380)
Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby jje428 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:38 pm

Cool, thanks to all for the suggestions.
jje428
Little League Legend
Little League Legend


Posts: 8
Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby KaPluie » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:57 pm

I've actually punted starters before. In 5x5, you can dominate 3/5 categories by having 6 closers... WHIP, ERA, Saves. Boom, you win pitching every week.
KaPluie
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 826
Joined: 4 Apr 2011
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby jje428 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:00 am

Yeah, that is the reason why they decided to cap closers to 3 this year. I think a few people were doing that last year. Not a bad strategy though if you can get enough decent closers.
jje428
Little League Legend
Little League Legend


Posts: 8
Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Closers and punting

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:03 am

The only time i would ever punt is if it's 4th and long.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
HOOTIE
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamFantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 15115
(Past Year: 297)
Joined: 12 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pearl Jam country, right next door to Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.


Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: baegames and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact