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5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby Weasel_King » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:33 pm

Freshly drafted in a 10-team 5x5 roto league. Here's my roster:

C: Bengie Molina
C: Yadier Molina
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Brandon Phillips
SS: Orlando Cabrera
3B: Garret Atkins
MI: Placido Polanco
CI: Lance Berkman
OF: Carlos Beltran
OF: Shane Victoriano
OF: Corey Harte
OF: Jay Bruce
OF: Jermaine Dye
U: Connor Jackson

OF: Elijah Dukes

P: Cole Hamels
P: Chad Billingsley
P: Matt Garza
P: John Danks
P: Jair Jurrjens
P: Mark Buherle
P: Matt Capps
P: Chris Ray
P: Brad Ziegler

Reserves (Not required to get all pitchers for reserves, but that is what I ended up with)
P: Ervin Santana (on bench till he recovers from injury)
P: John Maine
P: Andy Sonnanstine
P: Chris Volstad
P: Joey Devine
P: George Sherril

I figured I'd grab insurance for Ray and Devine in case either lost their job. Let me know what you think.

Grabbed Elijah Dukes off WW
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby Redlegs » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:06 pm

love your offense, lots of power and speed

relievers should be good enough and good getting both a's closer candidates.

starters should be good, hopefully santana is back and healthy for sure.

not sure about buerhle, but you have several good sp candidates on bench.

i'd drop buerhle and look for a good offensive bench player just for emergency possibilities.

i like having mostly pitchers on the bench too so that looks right to me.

good luck
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby rbranum » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:15 pm

what does WHIR stand for
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby adierks3 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:19 pm

yeah i like the team.... i would try to find some everyday bench players though...
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby intense » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:09 pm

I like your team a lot, I think that you may need some work on RPs because you have some lower tier guys, but thats ok. I think you drafted a lot of high upside safe SP's.

Just be a hawk on the WW for solid infielders and you should be good to go.

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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby Chadgo5 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:08 pm

Very nice team... I agree that Buehrle is a weak link... but I love that you have Maine and Volstad as reserves... so you should be set.
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby 05worldserieschamps » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:14 pm

rbranum wrote:what does WHIR stand for

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This is a good team. No real weaknesses with solid speed. Good idea with the Ray/Devine thing, especially Ray. However, I suggest you get some reserves for offense. It's always nice to have some backups.
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby dave knight » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:21 am

The offense is a bit weak at the catcher and shortstop position but those are actually good catchers for a 2C league, you get some power and RBIs from Bengie and the batting average from Yadier.

Beltran, Hart, and Bruce are great multi-category players. Pujols and Berkman are fantastic, I'd even consider them the best 2 first basemen in the draft. Phillips is a very good power/speed guy.

I love the names on the rotation: Bills, Hamels, Garza, and Danks have the potential to be stars. For a 10 teamer, though, you've got a lot of depth with underrated guys like Jurrjens. Some of those closer situations are tricky, but you can work with that and just monitor them closely.

Overall you've got a great team for a 10 teamer, I'd give it a B+.
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby Geek » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:02 am

Your offense is loaded, but your RP's could use some upgrading (very, very smart of you to get the handcuffs for both RP's--neither guy is solid).

Of course, the other problem is that your offense has no bench, so it's hard to trade those guys.

I'd monitor the waiver wire and follow the closer races where there isn't a solid guy yet.
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Re: 5x5 10 teamer- WHIR!

Postby tdmel30 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:58 pm

Thanks for the help on mine. I like your offense a lot and your SP should be solid. Your RP's are serviceable but could be improved with a good eye on the WW. I would look into adding a few bats to your bench as insurance against injury or an underachieving player. In my leagues, pitching is usually easier to replace than hitting.
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