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Keppinger will be hitting 2nd for CWS in front of Dunn, Rios, Konerko. I also have Adrian Gonz starting at first, Billy Butler in the Util spot, and Miggy at 3rd. Morneau is at 1B on the bench and Machado is at 3B on the bench. Keppinger's stats in 2012: 125/385. 46R, 9HR, 40 RBI, 1 Steal, .325 average.
Obviously it's just for the bench..
While you're here, what do you think? (5x5 standard scoring, 12 teams)
C Johnathan Lucroy
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Jason Kipnis
3B Miguel Cabrera
SS Alcides Escobar (for steals)
OF Josh Hamilton
OF Jose Bautista
OF Coco Crisp (steals)
Util Billy Butler
SP Mat Latos
SP James Shields
SP Yovani Gallardo
SP Kyle Lohse
SP Julio Teheran
SP Hyun-Jin Ryu
RP Joe Nathan
RP Casey Janssen
RP Huston Street
RP Jason Grilli
Bench: Morneau, Machado, Scutaro, Reddick, McCann Kinda nervous about steals but not a lot on the wire in that regard..Stubbs, Battle
despite the popular belief Machado isn't worth owning in standard one year leagues.
Your likely looking a a guy hitting .260 whose gonna hit 10-15 HR and 10-15 SB. He essentially Ryan Reynolds.
He's a major talent long term but he's only 20. And this isn't like Trout or Harper who dominated the minors. He was a .260 career hitter who never broke 15 HR or SB. There are going to be a lot of growing pains.
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I like Matt Carpenter a lot better for multiple posiition players.
Matt should soon gain 2B,on top of 3B,OF,and 1B.
I'd package McCann & Hamilton for a top 4 OFer.McCann is horrible,but he still caries decent name value.You might actually sucker someone into it;Especially if they are weak at catcher.And,Trout,Kemp,Cutch,and CarGo would improve your steals.
Then pick up another SP.You need to compensate your lack of top tier pitchers with a high quantity of pitchers.You offensive bench is way too large.Hitters play nearly everyday,so they don't need backups.I think you should add 3 more SPs to battle QUALITY with your QUANTITY.
Also keep a close eye on Billy Hamilton (155 steals in 133 minor league games last season)..A yahoo expert called Billy the fastest player in professional baseball history.I'd put Billy on your watch list,and keep checking on his status.He should be called up when his arbitration clock runs out.