I know it is way too early in the season to be worried about season statistics as a whole. This squad of mine is not benefiting from a hot-out-the gate HR hitter though.
I’m currently 11th tied for last in HR and tied for 3rd worst for RBI at 10th in a 12-team league. I know my team isn’t built for power but I felt fairly confident after the draft that I would have a top 3rd in the league offense (4th place at worst being a 12 team league) with my squad being ‘on paper’ very strong in AVE, R, and SB. I was hoping for borderline middle of the pack 6th best HR/RBI numbers after the draft.
I currently have the league’s best AVE at .326 with only two teams being substantially close, yet a good bit off of mine in AVE.
With this lineup should I be worried about my teams lack of contribution in the power numbers so far?
C - Ramon Hernandez, Orioles
1B - Nick Johnson, Nationals
2B - Jose Vidro, Nationals
3B- Aramis Ramirez, Cubs
SS - Miguel Tejada, Orioles
OF - Carl Crawford, Devil Rays
OF - Juane Pierre, Cubs
OF - Aaron Rowand, Phillies
U - Jim Edmonds Cardinals
DH - Garret Atkins 3B Rockies
2B - Jose Castillo, Pirates
1B - Mike Sweeney, Royals
OF - Kevin Mench, Rangers
OF – Milton Bradley, Athletics
I planned on having a strong pitching staff, and I’m already 2nd highest scoring in pitching with a decent amount of depth there.
Should I be contemplating making a pitching trade to add some HR/RBI pop to my squad or should I hold tight a few more weeks and hope Tejada, A-Ram, Edmonds, Mench, and maybe Sweeney all start to contribute more towards their expected help with pop.
Just looking for constructive critique or advice. Post a link on your reply and I will help in return ASAP.
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