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Who to pick up?

Postby garretterik » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:40 am

Yahoo 5x5 Roto I am a newbie, so any strategies with pick up would be appreciated. I was thinking an extra RP (like Reed) to help me across Pitching stats.

My team:
C Yadier Molina (StL - C)
1B Pablo Sandoval (SF - 1B,3B)
2B Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,OF)
3B David Freese (StL - 3B)
SS Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
OF Jay Bruce (Cin - OF)
OF Michael Bourn (Atl - OF)
OF Yoenis Cespedes (Oak - OF)
Util Hanley Ramirez (Mia - SS)
Util Chris Young (Ari - OF)
BN Joe Mauer (Min - C,1B)
DL Carl Crawford (Bos - OF)DL

SP CC Sabathia (NYY - SP)
SP Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)
RP Matt Thornton (CWS - RP)
RP Matt Capps (Min - RP)
P Josh Beckett (Bos - SP)
P Jeremy Hellickson (TB - SP)
P Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
P Brandon McCarthy (Oak - SP)
BN Greg Holland (KC - RP)
BN John Danks (CWS - SP)
BN Joel Peralta (TB - RP)

RP - Addison Reed(Chi), Vinnie Pestano(Cle), DBard(Bos), MAdams(Tex), Bastardo(Phi), Salas(Stl), Fuentes(Oak), Cordero(Tor), Lidge(Was), Rauch(NYM), Lopez(Hou), Rodney(TB), Gregg(Bal)
SP - Sanchez(KC), Capuano(LAD), Nolasco/Zambrano(Mia), Peavy/Humber(ChW), McDonald/Burnett(Pit), Lohse(StL), Stauffer(SD), Hughes(NYY)
Of - Trumbo/Wells(LAA), Willingham(Min), Viciedo(ChW), Carp(Sea), Sizemore(Cle), Quentin(SD), Raburn(Det), JD Martinez(Hou), GJones(Pit)
3B - DMurphy(NYM), CJones(Atl), Wigginton(Phi), Polanco(Phi), Rolen(Cin)
SS - Cozart(Cin), AGonzalez(Mil), Lowrie(Hou), Scutaro(Col)
2B - Beckham(ChW), Craig(StL), Hudson(SD)
1B - Scott(TB), Morneau(Min), Mayberry(Phi), Duncan(Cle), Snyder(Tex), Laroche(Was), Helton(Col)
C - Salty(Bos)
Util/DH - Thome(Phi)
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Re: Who to pick up?

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:04 am

I like Pestano and Reed but I don't see anyone I would drop for them. Your team looks solid.
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Re: Who to pick up?

Postby MaudDib » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:14 am

Yeah I would probably go after a RP like Reed or Adams for now. There is a lot of stuff on the WW but I really don't see anything you can drop for them.
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Re: Who to pick up?

Postby mpieco » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:18 am

I like Trumbo (will qualify at 3B at some point) and Raburn as adds, but I too don't really see what to drop. Is this a 10-team league? If it's 10, and 5x5, I don't really see an absolute need to roster RPs that aren't closers, so a guy like Peralta is expendable. It's worth holding on to Holland, because if Broxton bombs (which many people expect), Holland would close.

I also am a little wary about rostering 2 catchers in a shallow league. If you could somehow package Mauer and ship him (not sure what to look for in return...he has a recognizable name, but doesn't really do much fantasy-wise), or maybe slide Mauer into your starting catcher role and ship Molina who is in reality a great catcher, but doesn't do much in fantasy either. The best attribute for both of them would be batting average.

It could be a good idea to at least keep an eye on Morneau and Cozart. They are two players that I like, and hope to see performing well this year.

I think you have a nice mix of speed on power on offense and could have enough pitching if Hellickson and McCarthy both take the next step. You could contend.
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Re: Who to pick up?

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:38 pm

Trumbo over Peralta
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Re: Who to pick up?

Postby Seanyfever » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:20 pm

Trumbo and Cozart have more value than Holland and Peralta. My input on sheer value.
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