Just finished up another draft. As the title says ... 12-team H2H (Yahoo), 5x5 scoring, redraft. Pretty basic stuff. I had pick 11. Here's the team (draft round and overall selection in parentheses after each player):
C: Ianetta (12.134)
1B: Votto (9.107)
2B: Kinsler (2.14)
3B: Aramis Ramirez (4.38)
SS: Rollins (1.11)
OF: Bay (3.35)
OF: Ordonez (5.59)
OF: Abreu (8.86)
Util: Torii Hunter (11.131)
Bench: Sandoval - C/1B/3B (15.179)
Bench: Felipe Lopez - 2B/3B/SS/OF (19.227)
SP: Billingsley (7.83), Nolasco (10.110), Danks (13.155), Cueto (16.182), Wandy Rodriguez (18.206), Parra (20.230), Volstad (21.251)
RP: Rivera (6.62), Capps (14.158), Motte (17.203)
Starting positions for pitchers are SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P. There is one DL spot.
Here is what's left on the WW (claims open 3/31)
C: AJP, R Hernandez, Shoppach
1B: LaRoche, Giambi, Jacobs, and of course the super-fantastic Ishikawa!
2B: Polanco, Hudson, Stewart
3B: Glaus, Mora, Kouz
SS: Y Escobar, Renteria
OF: Delmon Young, Crisp, Hermida, Francouer
SP: Duchscherer, J Sanchez, Pelfrey, Smoltz, Maholm, Kawakami, Buehrle, K Escobar
RP: Rodney, C Perez, all of the Seattle closer mess, and a ton of quality set-up men (Putz, Saito, R Soriano, Okajima, Shields, Madson etc)
Overall, I think I'm ok with this team. I like the hitters, and it looks balanced to me. Some speed (Rollins, Abreu, Kinsler, Hunter), some power (no monster HR hitter, but 15-30 HRs all down the lineup), solid run and/or rbi producers, no batting average drains. I think my closers are adequate for a 12-team league (especially if Motte shakes out). SP is certainly the weakest part to my eyes. As usual I held off on starting pitching, but just missed out on a lot of the guys I was targetting. So there's more "high risk" than I usually like to go with. But I think the WW will allow for improvements.
So what do you think? Additional analysis is welcome. Especially concerning how I could improve this team. I'm hoping at least one of my catchers (Ianetta or Sandoval) breaks through this year. But if both do, one could be an enticing trade chip later in the season. The last 2 SPs on my squad are really up for grabs. Kawakama in particular is calling to me ... I came really close to selecting him in the 20th and 21st rounds to begin with. Sanchez and Maholm are appealing as well ... telling Parra, Volstad, or even Wandy to hit the road is not out of the question. And there are some intriguing DL stashes (though Yahoo doesn't have anyone listed on the DL, so I'd have to eat a bench space at the moment). Everyone knows about Smoltz, and news of Kelvim's recovery is encouraging (at least until the next injury).
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