This is a 10 team 5x5 Roto auction league. I feel okay about this team, but that comes with mixed feelings. I'm not crazy about my pitching staff, pitcher values were ridiculously high, in retrospect I wish I grabbed an elite pitcher since the mid tier (top 20-40) were going higher than necessary. Let me know your thoughts, and where I should improve.
C - Joe Mauer 1B - Eric Hosmer 2B - Jose Altuve 3B - Miguel Cabrera SS - Asdrubal Cabera 2B/SS - Neil Walker 1B/3B - Adam LaRoche OF - Jose Bautista OF - Desmond Jennings OF - Alex Gordon OF - Angel Pagan OF - Ben Revere Util - Kendry Morales Bench - Kyle Seager, Oscar Taveras, Starling Marte
P - RA Dickey ($1 keeper that I had, should I look to trade? If so, who should I target?) P - Jordan Zimmermann P - Brandon Morrow P - Wade Miley P - Matt Harvey P - Alex Cobb P - Rafael Soriano P - Jason Grilli P - Steve Cishek Bench - Dylan Bundy, Josh Beckett, Paul Maholm
Some notable players on the WW: Hitters: Brandon Belt, Justin Ruggiano, Brandon Moss, Jackie Bradley Jr., Zack Cozart, Matt Carpenter, Aaron Hicks, Denard Span Pitchers: Mitchel Boggs, Hishashi Iwakuma, Gerrit Cole, Joaquin Benoit, Wei-Yin Chen, Frank Francisco, Mike Fiers, Jason Vargas, James McDonald
I think your staff will need help especially with this only being a 10 team league. I think you balanced your offence beautifully. You have enough speed mixed with enough power. And you have a couple possible average killers mixed with mauer and cabrera. Well done. I would pick up boggs if possible. You will be light on saves for sure since this is a 10 man league. Boggs might only be closing for 3 weeks, but he could be there for 2 months if motte has a setback. Closers coming back from injury have lasted half a season at times. And boggs gets enough K's and doesnt kill era and whip. I would get him. I just dont think Dickey can come close to repeating last years stats. ANd morrow can be great, but his K per 9 has been going down last couple years and mix that with his horrible sping training and it makes your staff a little weak. You should be ok in K;'s though. I would look to trade dickey and make sure they know he is a 1.00 keeper. Maybe trade him and Miley for someone on par with Dickey and a lincecum or haren.
First thing I notice is the lack of power in your offense. Between Mauer, Altuve, 2012 Asdrubel, Walker, Jennings, Gordon, Pagan and Revere, you lack some serious HR power. Now, I like Hosmer for a bounce back year, Miggy is great, Kendry could be fine, and for corner infield you can do worse than LaRoche, so I Iike those picks. Your bench seems thin, but Marte is gonna be fantastic this year (mark my words, haha).
Your pitching looks alright, and I would keep Dickey unless you're offered the moon. I like Cobb and Harvey as low-profile sleepers, and the rest should be steady enough to help you out. Dylan Bundy: U don't know why you're stashing him, but if yo have the room go ahead.
Off the wire: You should definitely pick up Matt Carpenter as a more powerful insurance policy for your infield and outfield (guy can play everywhere, incl. 2B). I would also rather have Iwakuma than Maholm, or Boggs than Cishek (right now). Ruggiano could be a sneaky play too, maybe in place of Seager (though the infield eligibility for the latter is good enough to consider keeping him).