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Postby Cali Redneck » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:00 am

This fantasy season hasn't been kind to me, to put it mildly. Mostly due to extremely bad luck with injuries (think of a star player who's currently out for the season and he was most likely on my roster at the time of his injury), I sit in 6th place with two weeks left in the regular season. The good news is, 6th place under my league's rules is good enough to make the playoffs as the lowest seed and I'm comfortably ahead of the 7th place team in the standings.

Here's what I have to work with. It's a 12 team H2H yahoo league with default settings.


C: A.J Pierzynski
1B: Eric Hosmer
2B: Ben Zobrist (2B,OF)
3B: Luis Cruz (3B, SS)
SS: Elvis Andrus
OF: Giancarlo Stanton
OF: Nelson Cruz
OF: Nick Swisher (1B,OF)
UT: Howie Kendrick (1B,2B,OF)
UT: Coco Crisp
BENCH: Eric Chavez, Adam LaRoche, Trevor Plouffe (2B,3B,SS,OF)


SP: Steven Strasburg
SP: Roy Halladay
RP: Frank Francisco
RP: John Axford
P: Kyle Lohse
P: Brett Anderson
P: Ryan Vogelsong
P: A.J. Burnett
BENCH: Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Huston Street (DL)

The way I see it my only truly glaring weaknesses are at RP, which should get better if Street returns soon. 3B is a different story, where the loss of Jose Bautista left a huge hole in my lineup with very little of significance available on waivers at the moment. So what does everyone think? Is this team good enough to shock the league?
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Re: Can my struggling team shock the league!

Postby OBPlover » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:31 pm

I would take out Luis Cruz and start Plouffe. Cruz's upside is shall we say, limited. I'd also start Laroche over Kendrick at UTil.

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Re: Can my struggling team shock the league!

Postby fast dogs » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:43 pm

Thats not a great lineup but if you add some Thursday hitters and have a big week anyone can week a week. I'd scramble to find hitters facing weak SP and don't be afraid to lead the league in adds and droips this week
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Re: Can my struggling team shock the league!

Postby Quackman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:34 pm

With Strasburg only starting 2 more games,,,,id say your season ends when hes done. Alot of your pitchers have been all over the place this season i wouldnt bank on any of them in the playoffs.
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Re: Can my struggling team shock the league!

Postby kcbrett5 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:47 pm

Not a lot of studs, but everyday good players. Stay active on FA and Someone that gets Hot like Anderson for a trade. You could do alright in a H2H.
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