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How many roster position for 14 team league?

Postby Thien » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:44 pm

I want to expand my 12 team to a 14 team league, how many roster positions would be good for this setup? This is my current 12 team setup:

C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL

Should I cut this number down? How many positions do you think would be good for a 14 team league?
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Re: How many roster position for 14 team league?

Postby mkultra » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:00 pm

It all depends. How deep do you want your league? You've got 23 spots per team, so you're drafting 322 players. Based on Rookies and Cream's excellent MDP list, you're looking at the following guys at the end of your draft (rank 300-330):

Fausto Carmona SP
Freddy Sanchez 2B
Michael Pineda SP
Erik Bedard SP
Bill Hall 2B
Kila Ka'aihue 1B
Jonathon Niese SP
Derek Lowe SP
Brian Duensing SP, RP
Bud Norris SP
Dallas Braden SP
John Jaso C
Mike Pelfrey SP
Luke Gregerson RP
Alex Gordon OF, 3B
Reid Brignac 2B, SS
James McDonald SP
Kyle Drabek SP
Alexi Ogando RP
J.A. Happ SP
Justin Smoak 1B
Marlon Byrd OF
Clayton Richard SP
Derek Holland SP
David DeJesus OF
Mitch Moreland 1B
Koji Uehara RP
Cameron Maybin OF
J.J. Hardy SS
Desmond Jennings OF
A.J. Pierzynski C

That sounds about right to me, but you'll have your own ideas about how deep you want your managers to reach.

Your league also skews a bit "general", in that you've got 2 Utils, 4 P slots, and a 5-man bench. Any of the following will tighten up your player pool:
- Convert a Util spot to another OF
- Convert some bench slots to MI/CI
- Assign more specific SP/RP slots

Again, you'll have to decide how much you want to restrict your choices.
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