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Which of These Two Drafted Teams is Better- A or B?

Postby handslikesecrets » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:48 pm

Which team would you rather have: Team A or Team B?
No keepers, fresh draft. 10 Team, Head 2 Head.
R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS are the 6 offensive categories.
ERA, K, WHIP, W, SV, K/BB are the 6 pitching categories.

TEAM A
C ........Carlos Santana
1B .......Eric Hosmer
2B .......Robinson Cano
3B .......Miguel Cabrera
SS .......Jose Reyes
OF .......Ryan Braun
OF .......Jose Bautista
OF .......Carlos Beltran
UTIL .....David Ortiz
UTIL .....Pero Alvarez
BENCH ..Willin Rosario
BENCH ..Martin Prado
BENCH ..Domonic Brown
BENCH ..Everth Cabrera

P ......Clay Buchholz
P ......Sonny Gray
P ......Iva Nova
P ......Francisco Liriano
SP .....Jered Weaver
SP .....Alex Cobb
RP .....Jim Henderson
RP .....Fernando Rodney
BENCH Zack Wheeler

TEAM B
C ........Miguel Montero
1B .......Joey Votto
2B .......Jose Altuve
3B .......Josh Donaldson
SS .......Troy Tulowitzki
OF .......Carlos Gonzalez
OF .......Bryce Harper
OF .......Carlos Gomez
UTIL .....Justin Upton
UTIL .....Jose Abree
BENCH ..Elvis Adrus
BENCH ..Kyle Seager
BENCH ..Jean Segura
BENCH ..Nolan Arenado
DL….. Matt Kemp

P ......Mat Latos
P ......Andrew Cashner
P ......Danny Salazar
P ......Hiroki Kuroda
SP .....Matt Cain
SP .....James Shields
RP .....Huston Street
RP .....Bobby Parnell
BENCH Tony Cingrani
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Re: Which of These Two Drafted Teams is Better- A or B?

Postby misterf » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:46 am

thanks for help with mine

I like team B.....hands down.


both teams lack elite pitching, but Team B's pitching is deeper, has far more upside, and is simply better. Heck, I think Latos, Salazar and maybe even cain.....are all better than Cobb (aka Team A's "ace").

And it's a tie when it comes to closers.....so Team B easily wins pitching.



Team B also wins hitting:


Let's look at the "studs" on each team......they guys who are gonna go in the first 2 rounds of any legit 10-team league:

Team A has 3 legit "studs" : M. Cabrera, Cano and Braun

Team B has 4 "studs": CarGo, Votto, Tulowitzki and B Harper.


The clear advantage is to Team B.....Having Miggy isn't enough to change the fact that its 4 "studs" to only 3. (Braun and Tulowitzki both have red flags.....so that's a wash)


And Team B even has the advantage with the rest of their hitters.

As a group, the remaining hitters on each team may be ranked roughly equal.......but I still like Team B's guys better.

Team B has a bunch of younger players with huge upside (Gomez, Upton, Segura, Donaldson, Altuve, Abreu, Seager, Andrus). These are all the kinds of players I am targeting in my drafts (most of theses guys are on one or more of my team right now).


Team A, on the other hand, has plenty of household names.......but too many are getting old.....and they are on the wrong side of their prime playing years (Bautista, Otriz, Beltran). The potential downside for these players is significant.

Of course, Team A has some young guys, too......but I like the upside of Team B's hitters a little more......and I think there is a much greater downside with Team A's bats.

I am also not a fan of Team A carrying a 2nd catcher......especially one that cost a substantial draft pick..........i feel it's a wasted roster spot since he will rarely be used as in the utility spot.......it is very hard to get fair value for catchers in a trade......and using the 2nd catcher to fill-in for the starter on off days provides very little value compared to the draft spot where Rosario had to be taken.



In other words.......TEAM B all the way!
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Re: Which of These Two Drafted Teams is Better- A or B?

Postby Soaker69 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:16 pm

Team B, but I think hitting is close, it's pitching that seperates these two.
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