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Need some help ..should i grab a catcher, SP, RP ? WHIR

Postby birdbrains » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:26 am

iddle rounds are here...we have our 10 keepers , we all picked 4 more and now its a lot of guessing...need some help in the next 3 or 4 picks....
I am up in about 5 hrs to make my pick
I have list of players still available...not all but tried to get best available without printing 1000 names
I have 14 players so far...10 keepers plus 4 picks
should i grab a catcher, SP, RP ? or a Sleeper at any position I missed

It might be too early to start looking at hold guys
leaning toward the best available

i have gotten some great guys alreadfy...took a chance on Rondon...took Emilio, took holland and took a chance on Rollins as my 1st pick after the keepers

18 team H2H league 10 keepers...no limit time on keepers

Batters Stat Categories:
Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Pitchers Stat Categories:
Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)


c -
1b - Adrián González (LAD - 1B,RF)
2b - Emilio Bonifacio (Tor - 2B,CF) 269
3b - David Freese (StL - 3B)
ss - Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS) 77 1st Round
lf - Shane Victorino (Bos - LF,CF)
cf - Coco Crisp (Oak - LF,CF)
rf - Hunter Pence (SF - RF)
util - Ryan Ludwick (Cin - LF)

sp -SP Cole Hamels (Phi - SP)
SP James Shields (KC - SP)
SP Matt Garza (ChC - SP)
rp -Greg Holland (KC - RP) 2nd Round
rp - Bruce Rondon (Det - RP) 3rd Round
rp -
p - Josh Beckett (LAD - SP)
p -

bench -
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bench -
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HITTERS
Alejandro De Aza (CWS - LF,CF) 140
Adam Dunn (CWS - 1B,LF) 156 -
A.J. Pierzynski (Tex - C) 189
Lance Berkman (Tex - 1B) 196
Everth Cabrera (SD - 2B,SS) 207
Ryan Doumit (Min - C,LF,RF) 217
Alfonso Soriano (ChC - LF) 219
Jed Lowrie (Oak - SS) 220
Cameron Maybin (SD - CF) 223
Álex Ávila (Det - C) 231
Brandon Belt (SF - 1B) 239
Daniel Murphy (NYM - 1B,2B) 241
David Murphy (Tex - LF,RF) 243
Michael Brantley (Cle - CF) 245
Drew Stubbs (Cle - CF) 250
Juan Pierre (Mia - LF) 251
Chris Young (Oak - CF) 252
Colby Rasmus (Tor - CF) 260
Carlos Quentin (SD - LF) 261
Logan Morrison (Mia - 1B,LF) 262
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Bos - C) 268
Cody Ross (Ari - LF,RF) 270
Denard Span (Was - CF) 272
Zack Cozart (Cin - SS) 274
Jean Segura (Mil - SS) 276
Stephen Drew (Bos - SS) 278
Álex Rodríguez (NYY - 3B) 279
Kelly Johnson (TB - 2B) 282
Garrett Jones (Pit - 1B,RF) 288
Carlos Ruiz (Phi - C) 289
Matt Joyce (TB - LF,RF) 292
Darin Mastroianni (Min - LF,RF) 294
Russell Martin (Pit - C) 295
Tyler Colvin (Col - 1B,LF,CF,RF) 299
Lonnie Chisenhall (Cle - 3B) 300
Hiroyuki Nakajima (Oak - SS) 302
Omar Infante (Det - 2B) 304
Michael Saunders (Sea - LF,CF) 305
Adam Lind (Tor - 1B) 307
Peter Bourjos (LAA - CF) 310
Jordan Pacheco (Col - C,1B,3B) 311
Yunel Escobar (TB - SS) 315
Jhonny Peralta (Det - SS) 316
Jeff Francoeur (KC - RF) 318
Jeff Keppinger (CWS - 1B,2B,3B) 319
Yasmani Grandal (SD - C) 320
John Jaso (Oak - C) 321
Domonic Brown (Phi - LF,RF) 322
Nolan Reimold (Bal - LF) 324
Rafael Furcal (StL - SS) 327
Jemile Weeks (Oak - 2B) 329
Welington Castillo (ChC - C) 333
Juan Francisco (Atl - 3B) 335
Jedd Gyorko (SD - 3B) 337
Gordon Beckham (CWS - 2B) 338
Mike Olt (Tex - 1B) 339
Chris Johnson (Atl - 3B) 340
Plácido Polanco (Mia - 3B) 343
Dee Gordon (LAD - SS) 344
A.J. Ellis (LAD - C) 347
Alberto Callaspo (LAA - 3B) 348
Chris Iannetta (LAA - C) 350
Tyler Flowers (CWS - C) 351
Kurt Suzuki (Was - C) 353
Eduardo Núñez (NYY - 3B,SS) 354
Lucas Duda (NYM - LF,RF) 355
Dónovan Solano (Mia - 2B,3B,LF) 356
Brian Roberts (Bal - 2B) 360
Johnny Giavotella (KC - 2B) 361
Geovany Soto (Tex - C) 362
Cliff Pennington (Ari - 2B,SS) 363
Chris Carter (Hou - 1B) 364
Mike Aviles (Cle - SS) 365
Darwin Barney (ChC - 2B) 366
Tyler Greene (Hou - 2B,SS) 368
Ryan Roberts (TB - 2B,3B) 369
Mark Ellis (LAD - 2B) 370
Sean Rodriguez (TB - 2B,3B,SS) 371
Jason Castro (Hou - C) 372
Logan Forsythe (SD - 2B) 373
Yonder Alonso (SD - 1B) 374
Nate McLouth (Bal - LF,CF) 376
Delmon Young (Phi - LF) 380
Ruben Tejada (NYM - SS) 382
Rajai Davis (Tor - LF,CF,RF) 388
Will Venable (SD - LF,CF,RF) 408
Carlos Lee (Mia - 1B) 422
David DeJesús (ChC - CF,RF) 463
Raúl Ibañez (Sea - LF,RF) 470
Gerardo Parra (Ari - LF,CF,RF) 474
Scott Hairston (ChC - LF,CF,RF) 484
PITCHERS
Shaun Marcum (NYM - SP) 201
Kyle Lohse (StL - SP) 206
Trevor Cahill (Ari - SP) 212
Phil Hughes (NYY - SP) 218
Steve Cishek (Mia - RP) 221
Jonathan Broxton (Cin - RP) 224
Brandon McCarthy (Ari - SP) 225
Wei-Yin Chen (Bal - SP) 227
Andy Pettitte (NYY - SP) 238
Edwin Jackson (ChC - SP) 242
Carlos Mármol (ChC - RP) 248
Hisashi Iwakuma (Sea - SP,RP) 249
Johan Santana (NYM - SP) 254
A.J. Griffin (Oak - SP) 255
Tommy Hanson (LAA - SP) 256
Ernesto Frieri (LAA - RP) 258
James McDonald (Pit - SP) 264
Tommy Milone (Oak - SP) 265
José Veras (Hou - RP) 271
Alex Cobb (TB - SP) 275
Sergio Santos (Tor - RP) 277
Drew Storen (Was - RP) 280
Vinnie Pestano (Cle - RP) 285
Jason Vargas (LAA - SP) 287
Tyler Clippard (Was - RP) 290
Daniel Straily (Oak - SP) 291
Luke Gregerson (SD - RP) 293
Kelvin Herrera (KC - RP) 296
Jake McGee (TB - RP) 298
Ryan Cook (Oak - RP) 301
Sean Marshall (Cin - RP) 303
Scott Baker (ChC - SP) 306
Andrew Bailey (Bos - RP) 308
Jeff Niemann (TB - SP) 309
Dillon Gee (NYM - SP) 312
Ervin Santana (KC - SP) 323
Frank Francisco (NYM - RP) 325
Wade Davis (KC - RP) 328
Kyuji Fujikawa (ChC - RP) 330
Andrew Cashner (SD - SP,RP) 332
Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP) 334
Vance Worley (Min - SP) 336
Bobby Parnell (NYM - RP) 341
Francisco Liriano (Pit - SP,RP) 345
Mark Buehrle (Tor - SP) 346
Paul Maholm (Atl - SP) 349
David Robertson (NYY - RP) 352
Brian Wilson (SF - RP) 358
Chris Capuano (LAD - SP) 359
Gavin Floyd (CWS - SP) 367
Bronson Arroyo (Cin - SP) 375
Santiago Casilla (SF - RP) 378
Miguel González (Bal - SP) 379
Jonny Venters (Atl - RP) 383
José Valverde (Det - RP) 384
Wilton López (Col - RP) 385
Darren O'Day (Bal - RP) 387
Ronald Belisario (LAD - RP) 389
Craig Stammen (Was - RP) 390
Koji Uehara (Bos - RP) 391
Colby Lewis (Tex - SP) 392
Jared Burton (Min - RP) 393
Darren Oliver (Tor - RP) 394
Eric O'Flaherty (Atl - RP) 395
Ross Detwiler (Was - SP,RP) 396
Joel Peralta (TB - RP) 397
Mitchell Boggs (StL - RP) 398
Chris Tillman (Bal - SP) 399
Brad Ziegler (Ari - RP) 400
Joe Smith (Cle - RP) 401
Joaquín Benoit (Det - RP) 402
Jerry Blevins (Oak - RP) 403
Octavio Dotel (Det - RP) 404
Jesse Crain (CWS - RP) 405
Eric Stults (SD - SP,RP) 406
Robbie Ross (Tex - RP) 407
Edward Mujica (StL - RP) 409
Kyle Kendrick (Phi - SP,RP) 410
Junichi Tazawa (Bos - RP) 411
Mike Adams (Phi - RP) 412
Nate Jones (CWS - RP) 413
Josh Collmenter (Ari - SP,RP) 414
Steve Delabar (Tor - RP) 415
Ted Lilly (LAD - SP) 416
Pedro Strop (Bal - RP) 417
Troy Patton (Bal - RP) 418
Luis Ayala (Bal - RP) 419
David Phelps (NYY - SP,RP) 420
Steve Johnson (Bal - SP,RP) 421
Cory Luebke (SD - SP) 423
Charlie Furbush (Sea - RP) 424
Jon Rauch (Mia - RP) 425
Scott Diamond (Min - SP) 426
Ryan Mattheus (Was - RP) 427
Neftali Feliz (Tex - SP) 428
Raul Valdes (Phi - RP) 429
Jeff Karstens (Pit - SP) 430
Sam LeCure (Cin - RP) 431
Brett Myers (Cle - RP) 432
Tim Collins (KC - RP) 433
Jeremy Affeldt (SF - RP) 434
Aaron Crow (KC - RP) 435
Tony Watson (Pit - RP) 436
Jordan Walden (Atl - RP) 437
Antonio Bastardo (Phi - RP) 438
Matt Albers (Cle - RP) 439
Alfredo Aceves (Bos - RP) 440
Scott Downs (LAA - RP) 441
Jose Arredondo (Cin - RP) 442
Sean Doolittle (Oak - RP) 443
Brad Lincoln (Tor - SP,RP) 444
Boone Logan (NYY - RP) 445
George Kontos (SF - RP) 446
Jared Hughes (Pit - RP) 447
Jeremy Horst (Phi - RP) 448
Jordan Norberto (Oak - RP) 449
Matt Capps (Cle - RP) 450
Sean Burnett (LAA - RP) 451
Clayton Richard (SD - SP) 452
Casey Fien (Min - RP) 453
Héctor Santiago (CWS - SP,RP) 454
Craig Breslow (Bos - RP) 455
Javy Guerra (LAD - RP) 456
Dale Thayer (SD - RP) 457
James Russell (ChC - RP) 458
Brayan Villarreal (Det - RP) 459
Matt Thornton (CWS - RP) 460
Javier López (SF - RP) 461
Heath Bell (Ari - RP) 462
Tom Gorzelanny (Mil - RP) 464
Carlos Villanueva (ChC - SP,RP) 465
Nick Vincent (SD - RP) 466
Erasmo Ramírez (Sea - SP,RP) 467
Luis Avilán (Atl - RP) 468
J.J. Hoover (Cin - RP) 469
Wesley Wright (Hou - RP) 471
Rex Brothers (Col - RP) 472
Al Alburquerque (Det - RP) 473
Brandon Lyon (NYM - RP) 475
Tommy Layne (SD - RP) 476
Aaron Harang (LAD - SP) 477
Felipe Paulino (KC - SP) 478
Franklin Morales (Bos - SP,RP) 479
Pat Neshek (Oak - RP) 480
Clay Rapada (NYY - RP) 481
Cristhian Martínez (Atl - RP) 482
Kyle Farnsworth (TB - RP) 483
César Ramos (TB - RP) 485
Matt Belisle (Col - RP) 486
Francisco Rodríguez (Mil - RP) 487
Burke Badenhop (Mil - RP) 488
Kevin Jepsen (LAA - RP) 489
José Mijares (SF - RP) 490
Scott Elbert (LAD - RP) 491
Matt Lindstrom (CWS - RP) 492
Travis Blackley (Oak - SP,RP) 493
Lucas Harrell (Hou - SP) 494
Josh Lindblom (Tex - RP) 495
Fernando Salas (StL - RP) 496
Aaron Loup (Tor - RP) 497
Drew Smyly (Det - SP,RP) 498
Donnie Veal (CWS - RP) 499
Randy Choate (StL - RP) 500
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Re: Need some help ..should i grab a catcher, SP, RP ? WHIR

Postby misterf » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:38 am

i think you have to go with a Closer in this spot.....with De Aza a tempting plan-B.

Definitely don't take a catcher or a Starting Pitcher right now.

The top 6 Catchers available are all pretty much interchangable......I have Pierzinski, Avila, Salty, Ruiz, Doumit, and ianetta all in the same "tier". Wait to grab on of those guys in a couple rounds....not now.

Similarly, none of the top available SP's stand out as significantly better than the others. I have (Marcum, Lohse, Cahill, Hughes, McCarthy, Pettite and Jason Vargas are again all in the same "tier" for my rankings). SO I would wait to grab one of those guys in the next round.

In a league as deep as yours, saves are hard to come by and it looks like there are still some save available in your draft.


Cishek - likely the closer for the Marlins and probably the best available option.
Broxton - would be my 2nd option (just keep your fingers crossed Chapman becomes a starter)

Marmol - scares me too much...I wouldn't take him now.....maybe in a few rounds
Frieri - Has best stuff of this group....but not guaranteed a closer job....wouldn't take him here.
Veras - likely houston's closer....but houston stinks and he is unproven
Santos - Might or might not win job as Toronto's closer...too soon to pick him.


My guess is that your league is in the midst of a closer run that wont end until most, or all, of these guys are gone. Cishek and Broxton are clearly superior to the other names on this list, so I would take one of those guys if they fall to you. Cishek would be my 1st choice, but it's close.


An interesting Plan-B.....especially if Cishek and Broxton fall off the board before your pick....would be to take De Aza. I think he is far and away the best player on the board right now. And since there are no stand-outs in your areas of need (except possibly Cishek & Broxton), I would have no problem going the "best player available" route if I were in your position.



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