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12 team H2H Fantasy Funkadelic League. Cats: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS
C Kenji Johjima (Sea - C)
1B Justin Morneau (Min - 1B)
2B Kelly Johnson (Atl - 2B)
3B Ryan Braun (Mil - 3B)
SS Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS)
OF Vernon Wells (Tor - OF)
OF Juan Pierre (LAD - OF)
OF Johnny Damon (NYY - OF)
Util Michael Young (Tex - SS)
SP Erik Bedard (Sea - SP)
SP Jered Weaver (LAA - SP)
RP J.J. Putz (Sea - RP)
RP Joe Nathan (Min - RP)
P José Valverde (Hou - RP)
P Derek Lowe (LAD - SP)
P Jeremy Guthrie (Bal - SP,RP)
BN Raúl Ibañez (Sea - OF)
BN Chris Duncan (StL - 1B,OF)
BN Nick Johnson (Was - 1B)
DL Kazuo Matsui (Hou - 2B) DL
BN Jason Isringhausen (StL - RP)
BN Troy Percival (TB - RP)
I know my OF suck - I'm working on it. This was proposed to me:
I Give: Putz and Percival
I Get: Francouer and Zambrano
The guy also has Beckett on his team. Should I ask for Beckett instead of Zambrano, or just accept this one? This would be another possibility:
I Give: Putz and Isringhausen
I Get: Manny and Zambrano
- 1 Reply to Schadillac
According to yahoo.....Jeff Francoeur says there's no reason he can't hit 45 doubles and 30 home runs
The doctor says.... He might well do that. If you compare him with Manny I think you're better off with Francoer. Go with the trade you've got lined up.
ok so here is the deal. first off this is my first time in fantsay baseball im in a 12 x 12 roto league. seond halfway through my draft i lost power so my comptuer was down and i lost the last picks on my draft.. i think i need some much better hitters any advice on trades fa i will list if asked thanks alot
ok here is the fisrt 2 pages
paul la duca
And also here is the first page of closers
- 1 Reply to Lupo617
I've seen a lot of teams in worse shape that this so you've don OK despite you're problem. A few suggestions.
1) Chaimberlain is not going to be a factor immediately so unless this is a keeper league drop him in favour of Ian Kennedy (who is still available in a lot of leagues)
2) In my book Konerko is always potential trade material. He may have strong power numbers but his average nearly always kills you & you don't have anyone who's going to hit .330 and make up for it. You might try and entice somebody with a Konerko & Chaimberlain deal, but you'll have trouble getting real value for it.
3) Beltre is going to play hurt & is unlikely to put up spectacular numbers. This, however should force him to be more patient at the plate, so look for his average to go up, which might make him viable. Still I would try an offload him if you can.
4) Your potential closer list is the usual Yahoo generated nonsense which confuses first time players. None of these guys are going to do anything of significance so ignore them. Check to see if George Sherrill (Bal) is available as people often miss him in Casual play drafts. Of those on the list, Turnbow (Mil) has been a decent fantasy player in the past, but has stunk the joint up really badly in the last couple of year. Worth keeping an eye on though.
5) The batters.... From the list you've got on the screen I've picked a few to make a comment on.
scott rolen – Will be out until may, but look for him to have a bit of a comeback.
chris duncan – Getting a lot of attention at the low end of drafts. If he can sort out his 28% strike out percentage he is worth owning.
ian stewart – Is a good prospect, but got killed with a 35% SO rate in his first MLB season. Will start in the minors & may be a long term sleeper.
melvin mora – Could be this year’s steal & is having a great spring.
adam jones - Nearly ready, but not quite yeat.
billy butler - A good bet for a solid season, but will not break the records the way yahoo are predicting. Look for .298 ave, 86 RBI, 20 HR, 90 Runs, 5 SB
colby rasmus – Outstanding prospect, but is not going to start the year. Keep him on your watch list though.
cameron maybin – Another good prospect who will start the year in the minors.
Suggested players who might not have been picked…..
Lastings Milledge – Will have a solid season, but will not set the world on fire (see my earlier reply to Dennis70.
Michael Bourn – Could be a great pick & will steal bases – Only problem is your team is already sorted out for speed.
Jay Bruce – Will start the year in the minors, but has All-star potential. Watch him.
Guys to trade for….
You might be able to get people to part with players like Carlos Pena, Matt Kemp, & Corey Hart, but this will depend on what your league looks like.
Hope this was useful. Best of luck!!!
- 1 Reply to .
Last years sabremetrics tables say…..
Home runs per 9 inn – Greinke 0.89, Jimenez 1.10
Fly Balls – Greinke .460, Jimenez .333
Ground Balls – Greinke, .329, Jimenez .458
Left on Base – Greinke .756, Jimenez .677
Strikes per 9 inns – Greinke, 7.8, Jimenez 7.5
Strikes / Walks – Greinke 2.98, Jimenez 1.84
On Base Percentage – Greinke 3.19, Jimenez 3.22
The doctor says.….
This might appear a difficult choice, because they have similar stats. Greinke, however, has more ways of getting himself out of a jam & when Jimenez gets hurt it’s going to be big.
They will have similar K totals, but Greinke should edge out Jimenez on ERA & WHIP.
If I’m going to project win totals I would estimate both will finish with just above even records. Perhaps 14-12 for Ubaldo, 13-11 for Zack. Therefore I don’t think the fact that Colorado a better team than KC should come into the equation here.
One interesting stat is how well they do against Base runners. Really good pitchers have a good awareness of the game & don’t give up high numbers. For me this is where Jimenez lets himself down. Last year he allowed 16 without catching a single runner. Grienke gave up 4 and caught 3.
Go with Grienke
I have Juan Pierre on my roster with Curtis Granderson on the DL until mid-to-late April, but until Granderson comes back from the DL, who should I pick up to replace Pierre... Melky Cabrera, J.D. Drew, Coco Crisp, Andre Ethier, Billy Butler, Emil Brown, or Marco Scutaro???
- 2 Replies to Erick
Simple answer check out the schedules for the following players....Cabrera, Butler, Ethier.
Whoever has the weakest first month go with them.
Everybody seems to be going with Butler so why not join the crowd, but I've got time for Ethier. He hits an even spread across the field and is directly competing with Juan Pierre for a roster spot, so you won't have any trouble with knowing when to drop him.
The upside for Cabrera is that he might get the odd base, but I wouldn't get too excited by that as he's not going to do what Pierre does in terms of speed.
Hi, im in a 12 team H2H normal yahoo league. Any trades i could try to make this team better ? I am trading J.Guillen for Todd Jones to help my RP. Thanks for any advice.
1. (12) Johan Santana SP
2. (13) Carl Crawford OF
3. (36) Brandon Webb SP
4. (37) Derek Jeter SS
5. (60) Nick Markakis OF
6. (61) Chipper Jones 3B
7. (84) Matt Kemp OF
8. (85) Roy Halladay SP
9. (108) Fausto Carmona SP
10. (109) Daisuke Matsuzaka SP
11. (132) Josh Hamilton OF
12. (133) Alex Gordon 1B,3B
13. (156) Jeff Kent 2B
14. (157) Bengie Molina C
15. (180) Jeremy Guthrie SP,RP
16. (181) Troy Percival RP
17. (204) Ryan Garko 1B
18. (205) Adam LaRoche 1B
19. (228) Aaron Hill 2B
20. (229) Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
21. (252) José Guillén OF
Do you think i could try and trade Hamilton for a top RP ?
- 1 Reply to Donald
Nice team in H2H.
Not sure I'd get rid of Hamilton though. He is looking to have a strong year, but as he has yet to blast it for a whole season you're unlikely to entice somebody into giving you a top line closer. You'll probably only get a Joakim Soria if you're lucky.
Guillen for Jones is a good trade esp in H2H.
Kouzmanoff....I'm not seduced by this guy in the same way everybody else is. I still think he needs to sort his average out a bit to be a truly great player, but his slugging % is solid. He might be worth offloading for George Sherrill / Kerry Wood / BJ Ryan / Accardo if they are available on waivers.
RATE THIS TEAM!
C: JR Towles
1B: David Ortiz
2B: Chase Utley
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
SS: Miguel Tejada
IF: Brian Roberts
IF: Rafael Furcal
OF: Adam Dunn
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Nick Markakis
UTIL: Jim Thome
UTIL: Shane Victirino
BN: Joey Votto
DL: Kaz Matsui
SP: Roy Oswalt
SP: Javier Vazquez
SP: Dustin McGowan
SP: Joe Blanton
SP: Gil Meche
SP: Jeremy Guthrie
SP: Greg Maddux
RP: Jason Isringhausen
RP: Kevin Gregg
RP: Brian Wilson
RP: Tom Gordon
- 1 Reply to Tom
Good balance between power & spped in your hitting line up. Esp like the Roberts / Hart / Furcal / Victorino to balance Ortiz / Dunn / Thome / Tejada. Top catching prospect Towles to top it off - Very Nice !!!
Only thing that might stop you topping the league in batting categories is a .AVE.
Not quite as convinced about the pitching, though. You can set your watch by Oswalt, Maddux & Vazquez, but Blanton & McGowan could be risky.
Same for the closers - all could give you love or damage your era / whip.
Best of luck
- 2 Replies to jay b
Not sure I'd go with this one. It appears enticing on the outside, but when you think about it.....
If you've got cover for speed then offloading Figgins is a possibility, but then you'll lose his average.
Rios is turning into the new Vernon Wells fantasy wise, so I'd be reluctant to give him up as well.
As for Santana vs Webb there's not a lot in it. Santana will probably give you an extra 35ks over the whole year, but will probably cost you .030 in ERA. Having said that I do like the idea of him pitching in the batting graveyard at Shea.
If this is a keeper league do it, but if you want instant success hold fire.
- 1 Reply to Crayton
Personally I like Hernandez, and everyone in Seattle seems very excited about him. But we've heard it all before in Seattle & I don't trust it until I've seen it. Yes is a great prospect. Yes his is likely to be a future all star, but will it be now, or will his .WHIP hurt you in the meantime while you wait for him to be good.
On the basis that great hitters are a premium Hamilton is much better value.
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