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12-team public HTH league, autodrafted (need to fix my SP rankings, apparently)
1. (8) Johan Santana SP
2. (17) Jake Peavy SP
3. (32) Brandon Webb SP
4. (41) C.C. Sabathia SP
5. (56) J.J. Putz RP
6. (65) Aaron Harang SP
7. (80) Takashi Saito RP
8. (89) Adrián González 1B
9. (104) Adrián Béltre 3B
10. (113) Delmon Young OF
11. (128) Rickie Weeks 2B
12. (137) Pat Burrell OF
13. (152) Raúl Ibañez OF
14. (161) Khalil Greene SS
15. (176) Michael Cuddyer OF
16. (185) Jason Varitek C
17. (200) Josh Hamilton OF
18. (209) Adam LaRoche 1B
19. (224) José Guillén OF
20. (233) Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
21. (248) Hideki Okajima RP
Its pretty obvious...sell some pitching off for a few hitting stats. You can still dominate pitching and steal a few categories in hitting and win most weeks without problems, in my opinion.
I'd have to agree, pitching is top notch.. my advice to you is to get cheap batting avg., runs, and steals guys and punt HR and maybe RBI to be competitive.. guys like victorino, johnny damon, taveras, julio lugo, orlando cabrera and maybe juan pierre if he gets the lead-off spot would really help you.. good luck bro..
Barring injuries, you should (obviously) dominate on the pitching side, though you could lose saves each week.
Aside from mid-level guys like Gonzalez and Beltre, you need a big year from Young (which could happen), and for Weeks to finally live up to what's been predicted for him for a few years. The rest of your hitters are mediocre at best, going into the season.
You figured it out anyway, with an auto-draft, strange things occur if you're not careful with creating your own settings.
H2H is often a crap shoot, but your team looks to be one that will scamble to make the playoffs. I would look to trade an SP for a solid stolen base guy (or two) and keep a close eye on emerging closers, grabbing one when he comes along. Then, you might be able to sweep pitching and win weeks by taking stolen bases.
your pitching is absolutely outstanding...but your hitting leaves much to be desired...
you should be able to dominate every pitching category and if you can manage to win a couple hitting categories each week somehow, you should finish over .500 in a head to head league.
maybe draft more hitters earlier next time for more balance...and you might be able to trade some power pitching for some power hitting before the season starts.
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