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Youk cleared waivers (on FA now), worth an add? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:34 pm

Batters:
1B: 1 point
2B: 2
3B: 3
HR: 4
RBI: 1
SB: 2
CS: -2
BB: 1
IBB: 1
K: -1
GDIP: -4
CYC: 4
SLAM: 5

Pitchers:
IP: 1
W: 7
L: -7
CG: 4.5
SHO: 9
SV: 7
ER: -1
BB: -1
IBB: -1
K: 0.5
HLD: 4
NH: 18
PG: 27
QS: 3.5
BSV: -7

We get three player adds per week. It's Tuesday, and I've already used two of them, so I get ONE MORE the rest of the week until next Monday. Kevin Youkilis was dropped and he cleared waivers. I'm wondering if it makes sense to add him, or if I should pursue a pitcher with my last add.

The most likely drop would be Mike Minor. I keep waiting for him to turn it around and it's just not happening. Here are the FA options:
-Kevin Youkilis
-Rickie Weeks (on waivers until Thursday, I have 12th claim out of 12)
-JP Arencibia
-Jed Lowrie (backup for Wright and Castro...attractive option)
-Drew Stubbs
-Nick Swisher (on waivers until Thursday, again have 12th claim out of 12)
-Andy Pettite
-Felipe Paulino
-Sean Burnett
-Scot Diamond
-Mitch Moreland
-Dayan Viciedo
-Scott Feldman
-Pedro Strop
-Tommy Milone
-Dale Thayer
-Scott Downs
-Matt Capps
-Julio Teheran: hear me out on this one. Minor is not long for the big leagues, he'll probably get sent down to figure out his stuff sooner than later. Jurrjens is an option, but he got lit up in his last start. There are rumblings of the talented Teheran being the call-up if Minor gets sent down. He's obviously worth an add if he does get the call, and I figure that I'm not starting Minor anyway, so stashing Teheran on the bench doesn't REALLY hurt me.

So with my one remaining add, who do you grab? Thanks and leave a link!!

Team/league info here:

12 teams
H2H Points
1 year

C: Buster Posey
1B: Mark Teixeira
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: David Wright
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Chris Young
OF: Bryce Harper
OF: Nelson Cruz
Util: Mike Trout
BN: Corey Hart, Jesus Montero, Bryan LaHair
DL: Yoenis Cespedes

SP: Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, Adam Wainwright, Johan Santana, Josh Johnson, Mike Minor, Jarrod Parker, Anthony Bass
RP: Henry Rodriguez, Jonathan Broxton, Addison Reed, Ryan Cook
DL: Vance Worley
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Re: Youk cleared waivers (on FA now), worth an add? (WHIR)

Postby Eastman19 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:59 pm

What would even use him for? Looking at your roster it doesn't seem like you would even be able to use him anywhere. Also Minor is struggling but he could turn it around. He is a solid pitcher.

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Re: Youk cleared waivers (on FA now), worth an add? (WHIR)

Postby mkultra » Tue May 22, 2012 1:09 pm

I'm of the opinion that Youk's basically done as a viable fantasy player this year, possibly beyond.

A much better move, IMO, would be to drop Henry Rodriguez for Scott Downs.
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Re: Youk cleared waivers (on FA now), worth an add? (WHIR)

Postby Eastman19 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:12 pm

mkultra wrote:I'm of the opinion that Youk's basically done as a viable fantasy player this year, possibly beyond.

A much better move, IMO, would be to drop Henry Rodriguez for Scott Downs.



I agree with this also...
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Re: Youk cleared waivers (on FA now), worth an add? (WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Tue May 22, 2012 2:34 pm

Alright, so everyone agrees that the move is ditching Rodriguez for Downs?
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Re: Youk cleared waivers (on FA now), worth an add? (WHIR)

Postby Cypher74 » Tue May 22, 2012 2:39 pm

I actually still like Youk, but not any better than the guys you have. If you can stash him I do think dropping Minor for him is a good move. If he's done, you've just lost a struggling SP who can be replaced in a 12 team league. If he puts it together, and especially in a points league, he's the type of hitter who can, you have a valuable trade chip.

I'd also make the Rodriguez-Downs move though.

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