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i'm going young!!

Postby Shaffe » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:36 pm

obviously i'm in a keeper league, otherwise going young would be kind of pointless. we keep 10 and last year my team was so thin i had to keep joel zumaya and hedeki okajima ( :-{ ). so this year i went into the draft with the idea of getting as many young guys as i could and seeing which ones stepped up and showed me the most. i had a couple i carried over but probably half of my draft was rookies and pre-arbitration guys. anywho, here's my roster. i've astrisked the guys i carried over.

C - Victor*
1B - Alex Gordon*
2B - Polanco*
3B - Lowell
SS - Furcal
OF - Delmon Young*
OF - Matt Kemp
OF - Cameron Maybin
Util - Billy Butler*
Util - Jim Thome
Bench - Jeff Kent
Bench - Kenji Johjima
Bench - Stephen Drew
Bench - Aaron Rowand

SP - Johan Santana*
SP - Felix Hernandez*
RP - Huston Street
RP - Joe Nathan
P - Joakim Soria
P - Hedeki Okajima*
P - Joel Zumaya*
Bench - Matt Garza*
Bench - Homer Bailey
Bench - Gio Gonzalez
Bench - Gil Meche

yes, i am a royals fan. the bench is listed in the order they were picked (rowand and meche were my last two picks for instance) in case you were wondering. i'm really looking for some guys to step up and join my core of victor, gordon, butler, johan, and felix. the other 5 spots are officially up for grabs this year but i'd say the early favorites are delmon young, matt kemp, homer bailey, and two wildcards. i don't want to be forced to keep any middle relievers this year and i think i did a lot to try and address that. i'll of course be watching the yahoo wire for david price and adam miller to be added later this summer.

as a followup, who else should i keep an eye out for besides those guys to be added this year? thanks in advance for your replies, and don't be afraid to be brutally honest.

edit: the league is a 10 team 5x5 h2h league by the way. i suppose that's pretty important when deciding how good the roster is.
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Re: i'm going young!!

Postby buckfoston07 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:51 pm

I like your young roster. But, I think your lack of power is going to be your Achilles heel. As far as your pitching staff is concerned, it being headed by Johan and backed up by King Felix is a more then solid staff for the future. I think Cameron Maybin may emerge as one of the two wildcards you speak of.

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