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Thoughts on my auto-draft?

Postby rails80 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:20 pm

Looking for some thoughts on this auto-drafted team.

12 teams, 5x5 roto - no bench!

C - Norris
C - J Castro
1B - Rizzo
2B - Kipnis
3B - Frazier
SS - Hardy
CI - Votto
MI - Lawrie
OF - A Jones, Braun, J Upton, Blackmon, Gordon
Util - JD Martinez

SP - Hughes, Ryu, Archer, Lynn
RP - McGee, Giles, Duffy
P - Bailey, Quintana, J Fernandez
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Re: Thoughts on my auto-draft?

Postby Millhouse » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:22 pm

Ya lost me at "auto-draft" :-D ....but so-so team overall. How many teams in this league? Power looks good, short on speed (Kipnis your only real SB threat and he's an injury risk), no real closers (McGee hurt, who knows if Boxberger will run away with the gig), and would have liked to see one frontline stud starter...but okay squad.
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Re: Thoughts on my auto-draft?

Postby rails80 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:11 am

I hear you, but that's what happens when your draft is on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and you have a 3-year old. ;-D

It's a 12 team league, and we have no bench so every player is starting every day. 1500 max IP, 2 DL slots

I won the league last year with a similar lineup - I finished 2nd in HR, RBI and AVG, top 3rd in R, and bottom 3rd in SB. So I'm not overly concerned about lack of speed. My leading base stealer was actually Todd Frazier. My pitching last year was phenomenal and I found closers throughout the year.

I'm concerned with some of the injuries I'm reading about - Giles, Hardy, Bailey, etc.

More specific questions:
Is Bailey worth holding onto, or should I look to replace him with Henderson Alvarez?

I hate having an OF in the Util slot, if I was to look at trade options - which OF would you be more comfortable moving, and who is an acquirable source of speed if that's what I need?
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Re: Thoughts on my auto-draft?

Postby B-Chad » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:57 pm

For an auto-draft roster, not bad. You'll need to acquire some saves and speed along the way, but a decent foundation is laid. As long as you're active on the waiver wire and trading, I see no reason why this team can't compete.
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Re: Thoughts on my auto-draft?

Postby rails80 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:59 pm

Appreciate that feedback. I tend to be very active in this league. With no bench, I'm quick to drop and add which I think has given me an advantage over my league-mates.
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Re: Thoughts on my auto-draft?

Postby Spirit29 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:43 pm

Actually not bad at all. See if a guy like Dalton Pompey is available as your one true weakness is team speed. Overall though very balanced. Stay active and you should have a decent spot.

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