I wrapped up the regular season early and traded big bats to obtain all of my keepers except Bum/Sale.
Our budget is $260.
Element- I agree pitching is deep, but this league is a weekly trans league and most guys start too many closers so I start 1 or 2 and feature 4 extremely strong arms and just rotate the rest based on matchups and 2-start weeks. We have unlimited trans and a deep bench plus many teams don't employ the strategy. I have actually crushed this league the last 2 seasons using this technique, but it relies heavily on my aces really being aces. For example, this season I used Sale/Bum/Gio/Hamels most of the year and I had: Pettite, Holland, Capuano, Niese, Diamond, Ian K, guys like that rotating in and out. Believe it or not, I had Dickey and Medlen on this team and dropped both of them at a time when it was reasonable. Dropping Medlen cost me my 2nd round playoff matchup, thankfully the regular season winner takes 60% of the money.
That rambling aside, I guess I just needed reassurance that Castro is the better play over Heyward. I'm still not 100%, but SS is so brutally awful it does make sense, although we do start 5 outfield in this league.
Goldy is King.