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What's up? Can you please tell me where I can find the "percent of players owned" in Yahoo Leagues? Yahoo's answer sent me to the percent of players drafted, which isn't what i'm looking for.
Just looking for a little advice on where I might need to upgrade my roster. Thanks for your advice.
C - Geovany Soto
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Chase Utley
3B - Aramis Ramirez
SS - Yunel Escobar
IF - Miguel Tejada
LF - Carl Crawford
CF - Torii Hunter
RF - Jeremy Hermida
OF - Justin Upton
BN - Justin Morneau
BN - Billy Butler
SP's - Roy Halladay, Aaron Harang, Cliff Lee, Derek Lowe, Ian Snell
RP's - Bobby Jenks, Jason Isringhausen, Kerry Wood
Thanks again for taking the time to do this.
would you drop helton for conor jackson? who will ahve the better year..... I have griffety on the bench and in a 12 team league with 19 players, everyone is stacking on starters so I can't afford two bench players.... Griff can fill in more spots for me so it really comes down to who will have better numbers. Helton or Jackson
I'm in a 20 team deep league. The draft was Monday and was autopick. Here are the statistic settings:
Hitting: H/AB R 1B 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
Pitching: IP W CG SHO SV OUT K HLD ERA WHIP
I'm especialy concerned about the bullpen. Here is my roster, but my question is, which players would you deal, and who are the best under the radar relievers to go for? I have no saves at all, right now...I am also concerned about speed, doubles, and triples...
C Iv?n Rodr?guez
(Det - C) CUtilBN @Cle 7:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
1B Casey Kotchman
(LAA - 1B) 1BUtilBN KC 10:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
2B Brian Roberts
(Bal - 2B) 2BUtilBN CWS 7:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
3B David Wright
(NYM - 3B) 3BUtilBN Was 7:10 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
SS Bobby Crosby
(Oak - SS) SSUtilBN Sea 10:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
LF Hideki Matsui
(NYY - LF) LFUtilBN Bos 7:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
CF Aaron Rowand
(SF - CF) CFUtilBN Ari 3:45 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
RF Chone Figgins
(LAA - 2B,3B,RF) 2B3BRFUtilBN KC 10:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
Util Matt Stairs
(Tor - 1B,LF,RF) 1BLFRFUtilBN Tex 7:07 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
BN Hank Blalock
(Tex - 3B) 3BUtilBN @Tor 7:07 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
BN Freddy S?nchez
(Pit - 2B) 2BUtilBN @LAD 10:10 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
BN Jos? Vidro
(Sea - 1B,2B) 1B2BUtilBN @Oak 10:05 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
BN Nick Johnson
(Was - 1B) 1BUtilBN @NYM 7:10 pm -/- - - - - - - - - -
BN --empty-- - - - - - - - - - -
DL --empty-- - - - - - - - - - -
Pos Edit Pitchers Edit Opp Status IP W CG SHO SV OUT K HLD ERA WHIP
SP Roy Oswalt
(Hou - SP) SPPBN ^ @Phi 7:05 pm - - - - - - - - - -
SP Tim Hudson
(Atl - SP) SPPBN ^ @Fla 7:10 pm - - - - - - - - - -
SP Derek Lowe
(LAD - SP) SPPBN Pit 10:10 pm - - - - - - - - - -
SP Tom Gorzelanny
(Pit - SP) SPPBN @LAD 10:10 pm - - - - - - - - - -
SP Orlando Hern?ndez
(NYM - SP) DL SPPBNDL Was 7:10 pm - - - - - - - - - -
RP Heath Bell
(SD - RP) RPPBN Col 10:05 pm - - - - - - - - - -
RP Bob Howry
(ChC - RP) RPPBN Cin 8:05 pm - - - - - - - - - -
RP Santiago Casilla
(Oak - RP) RPPBN Sea 10:05 pm - - - - - - - - - -
P Liv?n Hern?ndez
(Min - SP) SPPBN ^ TB 8:10 pm - - - - - - - - - -
BN Gavin Floyd
(CWS - SP,RP) SPRPPBN @Bal 7:05 pm
Also, what is your take on what wins championships this year?
Thanks in advance
Okay, so I was offered Mets SS Jose Reyes and Cardinals OF Rick Ankiel for Hanley Ramirez... I was thinking that Ramirez is putting up great numbers and living up to his preseason rankings, but Reyes could also be very good and Ankiel seems like he's going to be good too. If I make this trade I either drop Bourne or Greene... Would you do this trade??? Here's my roster.
C J.R. Towles (Hou - C)
1B Travis Hafner (Cle - 1B)
2B Brandon Phillips (Cin - 2B)
3B Joe Crede (CWS - 3B)
SS Hanley Ram?rez (Fla - SS)
OF ?lex R?os (Tor - OF)
OF Chris Young (Ari - OF)
OF Michael Bourn (Hou - OF)
Util Ryan Braun (Mil - 3B,OF)
BN Khalil Greene (SD - SS)
- 1 Reply to Michael
Yes, I'd make this trade... this will truly upgrade your team. Ankiel's been touted as a 30 HR threat. Bourn is simply speed.
As for Reyes and Ramirez... it doesn't get much closer than this. Reyes should score more Rs and steal more bases(even better since you may drop Bourn), Ramirez should have the BA, HRs and RBIs, but lo and behold you have Ankiel coming in to help you get those HRs and RBIs you would lose... and then some. Again, yes, I'd make this trade.
- 1 Reply to Gary
Do you have SBs? The trade should only be done if you do. They should be near the same in BA, HR and RBIs go to Fielder and Rs and SBs to Sizemore. I personally wouldn't make this trade as Sizemore has 30-30 potential. Fielder should hit 40 bombs this year... the margin could be as little as 10 HRs. I wouldn't do it.
I need some advice on my infield, at what point to I drop someone. I have David Ortiz, who might finally be turning it around, which means I can get him off the bench. I also have Lowell out on the DL and there don't seem to be any good 3rd basemen to fill in while he is out. I've been using my utilities. I had to pick up a 1st baseman while Ortiz was on the bench. I would also like to pick up Kenji Johjima, but can't do it too early...when is the right time.
Here is my lineup, what do I do?
C MIke Napoli (picked him up because I needed some hitting)
1B Casey Kotchman (Mark Teixeira is in a slump too)
2B Jose Lopez (hitting now, so moved BJ Upton to the OF)
3B Yunel Escobar (can do 2,3,SS...Mike Lowell on the DL)
SS Edgar Renteria
OF BJ Upton
OF Ellsbury (when he's playing)
Util BJ Upton (in OF sometimes instead of Ellsbury...trouble with this spot too many hitters on my team that aren't hitting)
BN Mark Teixeira
BN Adam Dunn
SP Gil Meche
SP Tim Hudson
RP Brad Lidge
RP C.J. Wilson
P Derek Lowe
P Carlos Marmol
P Carlos Zambrano
BN CC Sabathia (should I put him in tonight....his stats are dragging down my pitching staff)
I move my fielders around a lot...is this bad???
- 2 Replies to B-Dog
You don't look too bad. Napoli is a great catcher. Kotchman is in one heck of a batting spot int hat Angels line-up. He bats after Hunter, Guerrero, and Anderson... that's some very good RBI potential, the fact you have Teixeira is just a cherry on top. 2B will need an improvement. Lopez should see alot more runs batting in the 2 spot... but he just has not been a consistent fantasy value player. Considering Upton is your 2B you have no issue there. 3B is your only weak spot. I would try to market Inge(Leyland said he's not gonna be playing much when Granderson returns... and Granderson took BP and said he had no pain), you could also try to market Kotchman, Teixeira should produce a lot more than Kotchman, and with Kotchman's terrific start now is an ideal time to move him. Realistically, you'll get Kouzmanoff, Blalock, Gordon, Glaus(which aren't really that thrilling considering you have Lowell)... though right now you might be able to get Aramis Ramirez or Atkins. Let me know how it turns out.
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