This is my first baseball league after years of football ones.
I am in a Yahoo fantasy Rotisserre? league. I am not too sure if I have too much starting pitching but I think its a good staff.
You pick 2 SP, 2 RP, and 3 P which can be Starters or Relievers. Then you choose one C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and 3 OF and one UTIL which I take as a DH. I imagine most of you know how the league works but I do not really, trying to pick up the rules as I go.
Heres my team, not as its drafted, have done a lot of changes, but the big names have been pretty constant.
C Benito Santiago
1B Jason Giambi - Boo Yankees
2B Junior Spivey
SS Alex Gonzalez - dropped Tony Womack to pick this guy up
3B Jose Valentin - have had Scott Spiezio, Adrian Beltre here also
OF Manny Ramirez
OF Mike Cameron
OF Hideki Matsui
UTIL Richard Hidalgo - really believe hes going to have a big year
(bench)OF Carl Crawford - had 3B Adrian Beltre here among others
(bench)OF Austin Kearns - had 1B Derek Lee here among others
From what I know of Adrian Beltre he seems to be a good pickup after or right before the All Star break. But he's off the roster now. Edgardo Alfonzo is my favorite player, have picked him up and dropped him already, but I do want to pick him back up later.
Now my pitchers, I got really good starters and I thought 2 decent relievers. If any major league team had my 5 starters could you say World Series. At least thats my humble opinion.
SP Barry Zito
SP Derek Lowe - not a big fan, think he's overrated honestly
RP Mike Williams - good solid pick
RP Jose Jimenez - yes I know, a Rockies pitcher, but last year he did a good job with getting ground balls
P Matt Morris - good strong arm
P Kerry Woods - if hes healthy....
P Al Leiter - long time favorite
P Jose Contreras - should get some starts as Yankee pitchers get hurt. Yahoo has him listed as a starter though he isnt right now
P Mark Redman - had Kip Wells
P Francisco Cordero - had Miguel Batista
There are 12 teams in the league, so I dont know how I got all those starters. Was very happy with my pitching staff