I have a bye this week in my H2H league. I'll be in the semifinals next week, so I have some tinkering to do. I am missing (basically) my 3 best players with injuries. Hopefully they will be back, but there is a good chance 2 of them will not. The playoffs are all about survive & advance: Should I go all-in with power bats with terrible AVG/OBP numbers to try and win the R, HR, RBI, OPS cats? OR stick with guys with less power but much better chances at SB, AVG, and R? For the season, I finished 5th in R, 9th in HR & RBI (thanks Braun), 4th in SB, 8th in AVG, and 6th in OPS. (Pitching: 4th in K, 4th in QS, 1st in W, 2nd in SV, 10th in ERA, 7th in WHIP).
Here is my roster with the potential FA next to their names:
12 team, 4 RP max, daily roster changes. Cats: standard 5x5 plus OPS, QS. Non-keeper. I stream 6+ SP (or starts) weekly.
C Jonathan Lucroy (Evan Gattis) 1B Eric Hosmer 2B Omar Infante (Dan Uggla) 3B Aramis Ramirez (ARod) SS Jose Reyes OF Giancarlo Stanton (hopefully he gets healthy) OF Coco Crisp (M Bourn, N Markaikis, E Bonafacio, A Eaton, A Rizzo) OF Brandon Moss UTIL Chris Carter (Adam Dunn) Bench Allen Craig, BJ Upton DL David Wright
SP Jarod Parker, Ivan Nova, Jake Peavy, Chris Archer RP Rafael Soriano RP Sergio Romo RP Chris Perez RP Fernando Rodney
At least on the Gattis/Lucroy dilemma, I'd be tempted to stick with Lucroy. Gattis has come back hot, but it's a pretty small sample size - two of his three homers have been in one game. Lucroy's not hit a homer for a couple weeks, but he's still driving in runs. Tempting to ride the hot hand, but it's not as if Lucroy's struggling. I'd dance with the girl that got me here.
Also, consider the schedule. Assuming it's a Sunday-Saturday schedule, it looks like the Brewers have 7 games that week (4 at home vs the Cubs, 3 at home vs the Cards) while the Braves are on the road at Washington for 3 and then at Chicago for 3. So right off the bat, you're getting an extra day. Not to mention, if the wind's blowing in at Wrigley, you're almost immediately negating the primary reason for starting Gattis.
Uggla has been horrible I wouldn't start him. The previous person already touched of gattis/lucroy I think I'd roll with arod at 3rd and either keep crisp or use Bonfacio (really good sb) or Adam eaton who had played decent lately and I'd start carter over dunn
I would stick with Lucroy. I would drop BJ Upton and add either Bonifacio or Eaton. I would probably grab Bonifacio and hope that he remains hot. And Crisp doesn't necessarily play everyday with his nagging injuries.
I would cut Dunn Uggla and Upton for Gattis, Eaton/Bourn and Bonifacio. Kinda have to keep Uggla since he's your only b/u 2b. Bonifacio is superior to Uggla plays multiple positions in a pinch. You have enough power with Moss/Carter etc.
Yeah I'd stick with Lucroy. I think it's a tossup between Carter and Dunn haha. Both three outcome hitters! I'd add Gattis as a nice backup though and cut BJ Upton... Bonifacio is a nice add if you'd need steals, but if you finished fourth in steals maybe you aren't really hurtin' for them. I still like Aramis over ARod if health doesn't get in the way, but probably can't go wrong with Arod either.
UPDATE: McCann was dropped for Gattis in my league. Grab him? Also, I added ARod (dropped ARam). Should I drop Craig? It's a win now situation--no keepers. I could use his spot for streaming and "streaming" position players as I wil have hles at SS, 3B, OF/1B during the week based on scheduling. Current roster ESPN, h2h each cat, 12 team, 4 RP max, daily roster changes. Cats: standard 5x5 plus OPS, QS. Non-keeper. I stream 6+ SP (or starts) weekly.
C Jonathan Lucroy 1B Eric Hosmer 2B Omar Infante 3B ARod SS Jose Reyes OF Giancarlo Stanton OF Emilio Bonafcio OF Brandon Moss UTIL Coco Crisp Bench Allen Craig DL David Wright
SP Jarrod Parker, Yovani Gallardo, Jake Peavy, Alex Cobb RP Rafael Soriano RP Sergio Romo RP Chris Perez RP Fernando Rodney