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New to fantasy baseball - Any advice?

Postby sklingem » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:37 pm

This is my first year in a fantasy baseball league. I've been in football and now joined a league with friends. It is a 6 team redraft league. We start 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 2 SP, 2 RP, 3 P, C and a utility position. There are five bench spots and a DL.

My first question relates to valuable positions. Based on my bench below I'm tempted to drop my C - Posada and 3B - Crede for pitching. Is that a good move?

My second question is the RP position. I noticed a RP who has quite a few wins, inings pitched and Ks. He is also classified as a starter (maybe he really is). Two of the pitchers eligible for SP and RP are Chuck James - ATL and Clay Hensley - SD. Has anyone tried to put a RP/SP in a RP to add wins, IP and Ks? The only category which becomes a loser is saves.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Here is my team:

C: R. Hernandez
1B: Pujols
2B: Roberts
3B: Wright
SS: Tejada
OF: Guerrero
OF: Damon
OF: Pierre
Util: M. Young
Bench: C. Delagdo, J. Thome, A. Dunn, J. Crede, J. Posada

SP: Peavy, Halladay, Rambrano, Haren, Willis
RP: Jenks, Lidge
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Postby elltrain22 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:24 am

Not a bad team for a newbie!! I would get 1 more closer (I like to have at least 3), and maybe 1 more SP. Your team is solid, but ya have good players like Delgado, Thome, & Dunn who'll sit on your bench. Why not move and get players you can use consistently?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:38 am

elltrain22 wrote:Not a bad team for a newbie!!

6 team league. :-?

So, first off, get into a bigger league. A 6-teamer isn't going to be much fun. Everyone's team is stacked and it's even more luck than it already is. Get at least 4 more guys to play in your league.

As far as other advice goes, the best I can give you is to hang out here. The guys here know what they're talking about and you can find an answer to anything.
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:57 am

You should definitely try to dump Crede and Posada for two more pitchers; like someone said, preferrably for a closer (if available) and a SP.

To answer your RP/SP question, some young pitchers make their MLB debut in the bullpen and pitch there for a while before being moved into the rotation. This gives the RP and SP eligibility, but it really doesn't matter either way because both can be stuck in the P position.

I believe both James and Hensley both started out in the bullpen; Hensley was an RP for a while before the moved him into the rotation, but both are SP now. Both are young pitchers who have the potential to have a good year, but like all young pitchers, anything can happen.
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