luso26 wrote:Your pitching staff looks OK.. I'm not a believer in Sale that he's gonna last the entire season. He just has never had a real workload. Greinke hopefully the early injury isn't anything serious or lingering. I don't think you will do well in WHIP. ERA I don't know either, but you will be better off in ERA than WHIP for sure. K's shouldn't be an issue. W's is pretty random. And saves, despite having two nice RPs, you still might need help. I think you will need to be active on the wavier wire though for pitchers. If you do that, you will be ok.
You got a nice mix of power and speed with the lineup. You should do very well with that lineup. I'm not a believer in Middlesbrooks personally. There was no reason to go over kill on the catcher spot. You've got two guys that can end up being very good. But it's not necessary. You could've spent that pick on another power hitter. I always believe that you can never have enough power. So while it looks like you should be good in that department, I would feel just a tiny bit more comfortable having one more real power bat.
Ok, so I'm new here, taking a bunch of online classes and passing my time on this site a bunch and I hope nobody gets overly up in arms about a call out here and there, but I basically have to call this dude out on his entire post. Apologies, bro.
Chris Sale is 23. He is also a MONSTER. His minor league career spanned all of 10.1 innings BECAUSE HE'S A MONSTER. How many 23 year olds pitch 192 innings in the big leagues, maintain a 9.0 k/9 and improve their K/BB? I don't know what a "real workload" is by your definition, but jumping from 71 innings, to 192 while lowering your BB/9, maintaining your K/9 and pounding the zone while not seeing any significant up-tick in opp. BA or HR/9 is great. I wanted to draft the ever loving shit out of Chris Sale this year but I can't because the secret is out, he's nuts and you can't get him after the 4th. He is absolutely an ace in the making and I really don't know how many pitchers have taken on a #1 starters workload by age 23. It would probably be irresponsible to do that to a pitcher drafted when he was 21.
Also, how can you pick on a guy for having two catchers when he probably drafted both of them in the 13-16th round area? Not to mention Jesus Montero has awesome power potential, but I'm curious who he could have picked up in late rounds who would be a power bat? Maybe Alfonso Soriano? But where's he going to play? I would personally rather gamble on Ethier this year than Soriano. Now he's got two starter-worthy catchers who will attract trade offers I'm sure and he can trade one or not but he'll have multiple trade partners potentially I'm betting.
Great team OP. Jeff Samardjiza is going to take a big step forward and your pitching is beast anyways. Really a great team. Trout and Miguel? If you're not the commish you should probably just tell people to send their buy-in to you anyways because that's where it's all going in the end I think.