Anybody signing up for a HR pool this season?
I've been invited into one that splits 84 players into 12 groups (7 each). We have to pick one player out of each group to create our "team" and money will be distributed to the HR leader at ASB, 1st overall, 2nd overall, 3rd overall, (and last overall).
Some groups (Dunn/AGon/Pujols/Bautista/MCab/Fielder/Howard) are pretty even, at least even enough that anybody in the group could be the leader and it's getting close to a crapshoot.
Others get quite a bit deeper and will depend as much on playing time as they do on the player's potential power numbers.
Couple of examples that I'd like to get your opinions on:
Group 5: Lind, Ethier, Quentin, Wright, Encarnacion, Morales, Youkilis
I'm strongly tempted to go with EE or Morales, but with their playing time (or injury) risk I feel like I need to either take a shot with Lind or go safe with Ethier/Quentin/Wright.
Group 6: Soriano, ARam, C.Lee, JDDrew, Thome, Burrell, VMart
Again, some playing time and injury concerns in here that have me leaning away from my initial choice (ARam).
Group 8: Beltre, CYoung, Rasmus, Hanley, Pence, Branyan, Luke Scott
I'd like to pick Scott here, just as a darkhorse candidate, but PT concerns have me leaning towards Pence.
Group 10: AJones, Huff, McCann, McGehee, DYoung, Soto, Uribe
I'm leaning towards Huff here, but with Belt coming on strong at 1B I'm wondering about how Huff's health will be if he's pushed to the OF.
Anyway... I'd be interested to hear what the group thinks, and if you'd like me to post the rest of the groups we can debate them as well.