10-team FANTASY POINT keeper league. I'm keeping Pujols, Hudson, Sheets, and B Giles. I have 3rd pick and then 18th (snake). Expect I'll have to choose from amongst D. ORTIZ(3.6ppg last yr), Aubrey HUFF (3.1ppg), C. CRAWFORD (3.3ppg), and Juan PIERRE (3.2ppg). Who to choose next? (My inclination is to choose Huff).
We field 2 catchers, 4 infielders, util inf, 4 ofs, etc.
If I were to choose strictly on pts, alone, I think Ortiz would be the one, but he'd be my Util inf (an easy position to fill). If I were to choose Huff, b/o his multi pos eligibility, later on I could choose either a first baseman or 3rd baseman for UI. I could choose from the best remaining outfielder (Crawford, Pierre, Matsui, Edmonds, etc.) for my next pick.
acapulco wrote:Thanks for the advice. I thought that if it was too simple, the advice I'd get would be uninformed, therefore useless.
acapulco - one of the problems is that a lot of guys here dont play point style leagues, so alot of regulars wont even bother trying to answer it.
Personally, Im tempted to tell you to take Crawford, but because its a point based instead of 5x5 based, I have no idea how valuable he is. Chances are he's much more valuable in the type of leagues I play in.
I can see where you would take Huff because of his position scarcity - thats the best I could do.
Cornbread--I suspect that Crawford IS much more valuable in a 5x5. As I noted above, last season, D Ortiz outscored Crawford who outscored Huff, but not by much. Similarly, a hitter like Adam Dunn (46 hrs but with a ton of strikeouts) doesn't fare as well. He was something like 2.8 to Huff's 3.1, Crawford's 3.3, and D. Ortiz's 3.6
Why would you take Huff over Ortiz? Do you think that he would pick up enough to overtake Ortiz? I think that Ortiz should enjoy another solid year and would take him over Huff unless there's something I'm missing about the point values...even though I DO rate Huff very highly, w/ that many choices between picks, I'd have to take the solid performer over the very likely to improve. And what's to say Ortiz might not also do a bit better this year?
If I were going to pass on Ortiz for whatever theoretical or calculated reason, I think that I'd go w/ Crawford over Huff though as Crawford appears to be poised to pick up more runs via Huff than Huff will via the guys farther down. Sort of if you get Crawford you get a piece of Huff that is likely to be bigger than the piece of Crawford you get w/ Huff. Just a thought though as I like both those guys a lot.