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Which SP to add Chris Capuano or Jason Hammel

Postby nickels2012 » Mon May 07, 2012 3:14 pm

Or Ryan Dempster?


Do I add more than one of these and drop Marcum or Latos? Or reliever Kenley Jensen?
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Re: Which SP to add Chris Capuano or Jason Hammel

Postby MaudDib » Mon May 07, 2012 5:37 pm

None of those are worth dropping. It is between Hammel and Dempster. I would probably take Dempster because he has a better track record but I do like Hammel but again not over any of those other three. Latos shouldn't even be considered a player to drop.
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Re: Which SP to add Chris Capuano or Jason Hammel

Postby USBlues19 » Tue May 08, 2012 3:12 pm

MaudDib wrote:... Latos shouldn't even be considered a player to drop.


Really? Uh oh. I droppped him a couple weeks back and no one has picked him up yet.

I'm in a small league (as I mentioned in my crazy "drop josh johnson?" thread), so there's always talent on the waiver wire.

This is my first time playing fantasy baseball and it's tricky since most of the advice you can read on the interwebs doesn't really apply to my league. There are always a handful of players owned in 100% of leagues available on the waiver wire. eg current pitchers avail:

PLAYER, TEAM POS %OWN +/-
Shaun Marcum, Mil SP 100 0.5
Jon Lester, Bos SP 100 0
Tommy Hanson, Atl SP 100 0
Jaime Garcia, StL SP 98.8 -1.2
Chad Billingsley, LAD SP 95.1 -4.6
Vance Worley, Phi SP 93.2 -0.7
Mat Latos, Cin SP 90.8 0.1
Jason Hammel, Bal SP 88.9 29.4
Doug Fister, Det SP 86.6 18.2


If it's okay if I piggy back on this thread, any thoughts on playing in a small league / using the waiver wire as your bench? At what point do you cut a struggling "un-cuttable" player when there's another good player available who's hot?
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Re: Which SP to add Chris Capuano or Jason Hammel

Postby MaudDib » Tue May 08, 2012 3:29 pm

USBlues19 wrote:
MaudDib wrote:... Latos shouldn't even be considered a player to drop.


Really? Uh oh. I droppped him a couple weeks back and no one has picked him up yet.

I'm in a small league (as I mentioned in my crazy "drop josh johnson?" thread), so there's always talent on the waiver wire.

This is my first time playing fantasy baseball and it's tricky since most of the advice you can read on the interwebs doesn't really apply to my league. There are always a handful of players owned in 100% of leagues available on the waiver wire. eg current pitchers avail:

PLAYER, TEAM POS %OWN +/-
Shaun Marcum, Mil SP 100 0.5
Jon Lester, Bos SP 100 0
Tommy Hanson, Atl SP 100 0
Jaime Garcia, StL SP 98.8 -1.2
Chad Billingsley, LAD SP 95.1 -4.6
Vance Worley, Phi SP 93.2 -0.7
Mat Latos, Cin SP 90.8 0.1
Jason Hammel, Bal SP 88.9 29.4
Doug Fister, Det SP 86.6 18.2


If it's okay if I piggy back on this thread, any thoughts on playing in a small league / using the waiver wire as your bench? At what point do you cut a struggling "un-cuttable" player when there's another good player available who's hot?


A lot depends on what size league you are in and the format. Do lineups change daily or weekly or bi-weekly? Do you have start limits? With that much talent on the waiver wire, you should be streaming pitchers like crazy. Almost all of those pitchers should be owned in anything bigger than an 8 team league. I also wouldn't have many if any bats on the bench. If a league is shallow enough you can find something off the waiver wire to fill in if a guy gets hurt where I would much rather have a lot of SP that I can shuffle in and out.

With that WW, Latos isn't a bad drop but it is crazy that your WW is that deep.
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