Here's my team: (I just took this over before the draft) - There are a couple of intriguing options here. I'm in the 10th round of the FA/expiring contract/prospect inclusive draft and I'm torn on who to take due to my team needs. FYI the guy who previously owned this team was kicked due to repetitive insulting and use of racial slurs against the commissioner. I hate to say he gave up a pretty good team, I guess I'm lucky. I need one more RP, 2b and 2 other bats (minimum) for off days. There are a few intriguing options left but after these it falls off completely.
Due to a trade I have two picks in the next three. I pick then the associate LM picks (he's completely rebuilding outside of Votto/Mcab) and I have the following pick. Here's the thing, he has offered me his pick for one of my starting pitchers that isn't Sabathia.
This pick I'm on now (10.02) is my regular round pick the extra came from this guy giving up Pujols for Rochy, Upton and 2 draft picks (one of which I already used).
Garrett Jones (OF)
And a few backup types (giambi/kotchman etc)
(I have none on my team (Profar in minors - Ive gotten all kinds of offers for him but he's my one player that is OFF LIMITS due to my lack of other options. lack of trade partners and his raw talent) and there isn't much here available except - Tried to trade for Jason Kipnis and even Robby Cano (offered Upton and Moore for his Cano (who is signed for 2 seasons) and was rejected - but got rejected when asked about Kipnis (the other 2b options are on teams that don't really like to trade much) so those guys are out and there's nothing in FA and yet I need one - and one of these might get snatched up soon two picks after my last pick that guy also need a 2b and one utility bat - I need 2!):
Jemile Weeks (good young 2b but coming off terrible year really only option in FA I have...could drag my offensive ratios down...)
Kelly Johnson (currently a FA - will he sign and land even a half-time gig?)
Kyle Seager (contract option not picked up) -- Good young player might be worth the risk?
And nothing but backup scrubs
OF (a few options here - but I don't really need any OF (but need depth and Utilities)
SP: (intriguing options here)
+a couple others
Brian Wilson (take a chance that he signs with a team needing a closer - I'd potentially love having two quality MRP and 3 closers?)
And nothing else worth mentioning most all closers and top MRP are already taken and under contract. There are a few options but I'm locked up here minus one slot I could give to the above?
The above options are slim, with a couple of intriguing options left. I have pretty decent SP depth and a solid RP but adding Wilson would make my RP corps illegal providing he signs into a decent option. I mean a RP of his calibre deserves to sign and soon and he is mulling his options (not sure where he is yet).
I have two utility bats that are open, 5 slots on bench that will eventually get picked...and I need a 2b to start but there isn't any options. If Profar makes the majors he and Delgado will eventually find their way to my bench - that is my plan as of now to put them both on my bench at some point during the first half (I have until ASB to promote Delgado or I lose him for good)
FYI, I can choose to promote a prospect to my major league roster, however it comes with a cost of surrendered draft pick (just a strategical rule in league) - so I could promote Delgado or Profar here and risk it but I'd surrender one of my two picks and I don't really want to.
Who should I take with my pick here and maybe with my next pick after Jim (the Co-LM) makes his pick. My guess is he will select McCarthy because he has no pitching at all and he has 1b (Votto) 3b (cabrera) covered. He might go after one of those OF because his only viable OF is Alex Gordon. His OF and SP is why he is second to last in league. He only has SP/RP: Brett Myers and Jon Broxton under contract... the rest of his pitching is empty. His offense minus his OF is set even though its not that good outside of Mcab and votto he has a bunch of scrubs but at least he has some players to play.
He has offered me his pick for one of my young arms (moore or minor) so I could have 3 picks in a row to shore up my offensive holes -what say you guys given my few options? I need a 2b in case Profar doesn't make the team or whatever (who is to know what they will do with Kinsler etc move him to OF or keep him at 2b and let Profar get a little more seasoning - Profar does me no good in the minors!) - Jemile (who I was looking at - at least can pick up a few SB and runs while I wait for profar to get called up!) Keppinger was also available but he was taken 3 picks before me. So that hurt a bit. Plus I have two open starting utility slots that need to be filled.
Here's my team: (very solid for a deep league if you ask me)
BRAVE WARRIORS - (THIS TEAM IS DEDICATED TO ALL CANCER VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES)
C Wilin Rosario
1b Adam A. Laroche
3b Martin Prado
SS Elvis Andrus
INF Andrelton Simmons
OF Bryce Harper, Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Upton, Brett Gardner, Torii Hunter
DH David Ortiz
UTLx2 EMPTY UNTIL DRAFT
5 OFFENSE BENCH EMPTY
Pitching (3SP, 3 P, 2 RP ((7 TOTAL SLOTS)) AND BENCH)
SP start 3 (daily)
CC Sabathia, Jered Weaver, Matt Moore, Jason Vargas, Mike Minor, J. Saunders
RP Rafael Soriano, Jon Papelbon, Kenley Jansen, A. Crow, C. Martinez
Protected Prospects: (5 slots)
Jurickson Profar 2b
Miguel Sano 3b
Hu-Jak Lee SS
Randall Delgado SP (will have to promote wating to see how early rounds in draft go before I promote)
EMPTY (spot vacated by Harper's promotion last season sometime) - will draft a flier OF in the later rounds here.