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Need a UTIL player for the next month..WHIR always

Postby BiGAnT » Sun May 13, 2012 3:10 pm

Hey guys,
So here's my dilemma, Ellsbury and Pablo are on the DL for me, and so I've been pickin up players and trying to find a good mix of talent to fill in for me while they're out..luckily I had Wright at 3rd so any position can fill Pablo's spot at UTIL..the question is who? I picked up Bryce Harper BUT this is NOT a keeper league, no one else jumped for him and he has not done much to impress me besides steal home against Hamels...he's been striking out recently and is not helping me that much at all , so I want to drop him for one of the following and I need some advice:

OF - Raul Ibanez (bats in a great lineup and has 7 HRs and 21 RBIs) - I like his position because of the short RF porch too, but can he be consistent enough???
OF - Allen Craig - I was set on picking him up, especially since that offense is just ridiculous right now but with Berkman back, will his playing time be reduced significantly (I read a few articles saying yes it will be)
OF - Alejandro De Aza - He does not have as much power potential as the other guys, and HRs are worth more than Rs and SBs (obviously), so I don't know about this one as much, but he does seem to be playing very well and hitting for a decent average.

Other possibilities - Kyle Seager (3B), Jed Lowrie (SS, 3B), Will Middlebrooks (3B)

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated, and all help will be returned, thanks!

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C Jesus Montero
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Howie Kendrick
3B David Wright
SS Jimmy Rollins
OF Justin Upton
OF Shin-Soo Choo
OF Austin Jackson
Util Bryce Harper
BN Pablo Sandoval (DL)
DL Jacoby Ellsbury

SP Zack Greinke
SP Johnny Cueto
SP Shaun Marcum
RP Dale Thayer
RP Sean Marshall
RP Casey Jannsen
RP Santiago Casilla
P Yu Darvish
P Lance Lynn
P Vance Worley
P James McDonald
P Doug Fister
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Re: Need a UTIL player for the next month..WHIR always

Postby mpieco » Sun May 13, 2012 4:07 pm

Pick up Craig ASAP. I don't see them removing his bat from the lineup if he keeps raking. The more likely scenario is Berkman comes back to play 1B and Craig settles in at RF and they move Beltran to CF. Although Beltran's range isn't that great...and Jay is a solid player. I don't think...I think they have to find room for him somewhere.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Need a UTIL player for the next month..WHIR always

Postby MaudDib » Sun May 13, 2012 7:44 pm

Craig or Middlebrooks. I am not sold on Middlebrooks but he keeps on hitting right now and that is hard to ignore. Craig is probably a little more solid for the rest of the year but I could go either way here.
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Re: Need a UTIL player for the next month..WHIR always

Postby clarkw267 » Sun May 13, 2012 8:25 pm

Grab Craig Now! He's going to play. He's always mashed when he's healthy.

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Re: Need a UTIL player for the next month..WHIR always

Postby Fish Tacos » Sun May 13, 2012 8:30 pm

Get CRAIG!!!! the position flexibility and the lineup he is in make him a rockstar. i wish he was available in my league.

C Montero
C Iannetta
1B AGon
2B Altuve
3B Moustakas
SS Desmond
CI Youk
MI Kendrick
OF Heyward
OF CarGo
OF McCutch
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BN Revere,Moreland,Viciedo
DL Hart
SP Kershaw, Scherzer
RP Hanrahan, Street
P Henderson, Anderson, Boggs
BN Wheeler,Lynn
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