Standard Scoring 5X5 Rotisserie League with 14 teams. We start 2 C, 2 1B, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 SS, 5 OF, 10 P (Starter or Reliever). Teams keep up to 10 players - keeping fewer allows supplemental picks. I kept 10 players and had 3 of the top 50 picks from trades last year. I kept 4 OF this year, fully intent on trading one and just swung a deal sending my #2 OF to a team for the #2 overall pick, while also swapping my 14th and 21st round picks for his 9th and 16th round pick. I now have all but 2 of my picks before the 20th round.
Here is my roster:
1B - Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis
2B - Martin Prado
SS - Derek Jeter
OF - Carl Crawford, Shane Victorino, Drew Stubbs
RP - Brian Wilson, Mariano Rivera
Farm: Jesus Montero, Jose Tabata
My dillema is who do I grab with my #2 pick? There is some decent talent available, but there are two guys who I think should be my choice - Mike Stanton and Pedro Alvarez. I am leaning towards Stanton to get that big power bat.
Here are some other top choices:
C - G. Soto, M. Napoli, M. Montero
2B - K. Johnson, H. Kendrick, A. Hill
SS - S. Drew, I. Desmond
3B - P. Alvarez, M. Young, P. Sandoval, M. Reynolds, I. Stewart
OF - H. Pence, M. Stanton, A. Rios, N. Markakis, C. Rasmus, C. Granderson, C. Young
There were a ton of pitchers kept - Clay Bucholz the only one in most top 100 lists. So I am aiming to pick up bats first and use my middle round picks to try and get some mid-level starters.
I also had a sort-of offer that would net me Cliff Lee for the #2 overall and a 9th round pick.
Anyone have a thought about what to do here? Thanks and as always, WHIR.