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Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby Lenny6 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:08 pm

I'm trying to set my team up for the fantasy playoffs that start on Labor Day in my 12-team H2H points. I like Alex Wood's strikeout rates and potential, but who should I drop to pick him up? My staff:

Cliff Lee
Stephen Strasburg
Gio Gonzalez
Ervin Santana
Lance Lynn
Brandon Beachy
Jeff Locke
Chris Archer
Jenry Mejia
Kenley Jansen
Grant Balfour
Clay Buchholz (DL)

I am already looking at the first two weeks of September when playoffs start (pickups are limited then, so it pays to think ahead) and Strasburg, Locke, Archer, and Mejia are all lined up to have 2 starts in week 23 while Wood along with Gonzalez, Santana and maybe Lynn would have 2 starts in week 24.

Another consideration is Mejia cannot be kept for next season while the others (not including Lee, Strasburg & Gonzalez) could be for $10 each. So who would you boot in order to pick up Wood, or is he not worth making a change for? I might also have to drop someone if/when Buchholz comes back.

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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby Chuckster » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:16 pm

I dropped Mejia for him a couple of weeks ago and have no regrets.

I have Locke on my roster as well. I've come close to dropping him a couple of times in the last month, but I just can't. With that being said, if Wood was available and I had to drop Locke to get him, I'd probably take that risk right now (keep in mind I'm fighting for a playoff spot in my league, so I might not be thinking completely straight)
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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby Lenny6 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:22 pm

I'm with you on having a hard time giving up Locke. He isn't dazzling in a points league and his walks are troubling, yet at the same time he hasn't given up more than 4 ER in a game all season. He's been very valuable in weeks with 2 starts.

Archer was my first reaction to drop as he hasn't been as good the last few starts while Mejia has been pitching well. Any other with suggestions??
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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby Lenny6 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:39 pm

I spoke too soon on Locke. !+) Luckily I didn't start him this week. Anybody else with an opinion on who to cut out of Locke, Archer or Mejia to pick up Alex Wood?
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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby Skcl7274 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:47 am

Mejia would be the one I drop.
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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby MadDog36 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:06 pm

Locke is pitching above his peripherals I would drop him for someone who has upside here.
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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby daullaz » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:05 pm

We discussed your question on this week's Cafe Pod:

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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby Lenny6 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:11 am

Thanks! I must've been psychic - I ended up cutting Mejia for Wood just a couple of innings after he left the game!
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Re: Who to drop for for Alex Wood? WHIR!!

Postby ant92 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:48 pm

Drop Meijia. Out for the season.

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