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I have a developing team with lots of youth, and little offense at this point. My 9 keepers were.
Verlander, Greinke, Weaver, Moore, Wainwright
Harper, Hosmer, Ackley, Trout.
Unlimited innings pitched. Who do I then draft?
My initial plan was Darvish, because of the potential. Cain is superb, but wont get wins, and K's lack just a little bit. I know I need bats, but I dont think any of these guys is worth as much as Darvish or Cain. I can easily lead the league in K's, W's, and contend for ERA, WHIP, putting me to middle of pack. Any suggestions on a player I havent thought about?
- 1 Reply to Dick Strong
9 KEEPERS PER TEAM, 15 teams. Tell me, are any of them 4 players going to be in the top 135 in the next 3 years? Maybe they arent keepers for a league with 4 keepers each, but a deep league, they are. Maybe I should have kept Francour instead? NOT....
Again, 2013 is the goal. I lost my desire in catchers after last season, so Jesus is hard for me to swallow, though tempting.
- 1 Reply to Charlie
I had no "studs" on my team. I did trade away Castro last season. I traded ARod, but he lead to my obtaining Verlander. Other than my trade of Papelbon for Morales, I did pretty well.
2nd place is first loser. Knowing that I have no chance for a title, I am building for the future. I know Harper is not starting the year in the Majors. I know there is no room on the Angels for Trout. I know Ackley will likely never be in the class of Pedroia or Cano. I know Pitching is more volatile than hitting. From where I was just a year ago, I have gone from a team that would struggle to a 13th place finish at best (finished last), to a team I believe can finish as high as 6th this season, I think I am progressing. If a player like Bubba Starling wasnt so far away from the majors, I would add him to my list early in this draft.
I will start drafting my hitting with the 2nd round most likely, and draft young players that should develop in next couple years.
- 1 Reply to Dr. Joe
call it what you will, but going into last season, my keepers were horrible. Michael Young, and Brandon Phillips were my "Studs", so I decided to build for 2013. I made 8 trades during the season to to get what I have. Gotta start somewhere, and it is easiest to begin with Pitching, while waiting for young bats to develop. At least with my pitching staff, I will be in top 1/2 of the league. No chance of winning now, because the #1 team has Stanton and McCutchen as their #8 and #9 sucky keepers. All his players rank in top 30, and that is in a 15 team, 9 keeper league.
I plan on trading heavily again this year, to build a team for next season. I basically started from scratch last year, and I think I am looking good, for coming from so far behind. I dont like keeping pitchers, but for this league, right now, it is my only way to compete. 2013-2014, look out.