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  • RichardC RichardC Jul 23, 2009 10:55 AM Flag

    Whats up with my team maan?!?!

    I am in first place by a good margin in my league. I rank players based on what they did the previous year. I stay away from rookies until I can see some numbers for a full year. Based on my draft method, here is how I would rate the players on your team.

    You seem to be overloaded in speed, but that typically gives you good numbers in 3 categories (Runs/SB/Avg).

    You have great pitching both SP/RP.

    Your power numbers are not as strong as I would like. A solid power hitter will give you 5 or more categories (R/HR/RBI/AVG/SLG and Speed with power is a 5-Tools player)

    Mauer: Average hitter in '08 - good runs/rbi's/avg, low power with only 9 HR

    Fielder: No advice - great pick

    Phillips: Good speed, low average, good power numbers

    Hill: Not enough data for 2008 to make decision (low average and power numbers)

    Rollins: Good pick for speed and runs

    Tulolwitzki: Not enough data for 2008 to make decision (low average and power numbers)

    Cantu: No advice - great pick

    Rolen: Low numbers across the board in 2008, even with 200 less at bats. I judge based on wanting to see around 100 RBI's/100 Runs/25 to 30 HR/.300 Avg (steals is a plus for 5-Tools players)

    Quentin: No advice - great pick

    Ellsbury: Good speed, runs and average

    Hamilton: Great pick, but injured for awhile

    Kemp: Good speed, runs and average

    Sizemore: Great pick, but injured for awhile

    Util players: Rios/Bourn great speed, but I had the rest of them ranked low

    SP: Great with Lincecum, Lester, Harden, Zambrano. Carpenter and Garza were not ranked high by me based on '08 numbers.

    RP: Solid

    Here is why I am in first place. Guys in my league were picking speed (rollins, reyes, etc.) while I was picking power.

    Power and 5-Tools: Sizemore, Ludwick, Dye, Delgado, Beltran, Cantu (I also had Youkilis who I gave up in a trade for Lincecum).

    Speed: Bourn, Figgins

    SP: Lincecum, Lilly, Kershaw, Buehrle and I dropped Ervin Santana and picked up Nolasco and Kazmir who were dropped by another team when they were doing bad.

    RP: Cordero, Street and Soria

    Other players: Theriot SS, Escobar SS, Molina C, Napoli C, Konerko 1B, Hudson 2B,

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      just look at my team...
      C Victor Martinez
      1B Albert Pujols
      2B Aaron Hill
      3B Miguel Cabrera
      SS Hanley Ramirez
      OF Carl Crawford
      OF Ryan Braun
      OF Ichiro Suzuki
      UTIL Matt Kemp
      BENCH Curtis Granderson
      BENCH Carlos Quentin

      SP Dan Haren
      SP Matt Cain
      SP CC Sabathia
      SP Chris Carpenter
      SP Zach Grenke
      SP Josh Beckett
      RP Mariano Rivera
      RP Joe Nathan
      RP Brian Fuentes
      RP Andrew Bailey

      This is 12 team public league.
      RichardC, Please help me and tell me what to do.
      I have to win this LEAGUE !!!!!

      • 1 Reply to Jungy Thunder zzzz
      • 9th place???, I don't know what kind of league you are in but there is no way in a standard 12 team league that you get pujols, cabrera, ramirez, and Braun on the same team considering that they are all 1st rounders. That's without mentioning crawford, quentin, and sabathia which would have been gone int he next round. You are either lying or the settings are so jacked up in your league that their stats are worthless and you drafted wrong.

    • im still in first but lost 5 weeks in a row 3 wt. big losses i have

      of-jayson bay
      of-josh hamilton
      util-franklin guiterrez

      sp-roy halladay
      sp-felix hernandez
      sp-dan haren

      how am i losin 5 weeks straight my teams the biggest slumpin team and my average for every week in the past 5 was at least 190 highest 200 i hate this team at the moment

    • Thanks for that detailed summary. I figured it had something to do with my power. I used to lead my league in home runs, but some of my only power hitters such as Hamilton and Quentin are just starting to get back into rhythm, and Rollins just snapped that horrid drought that was sucking my BA dry. All things considered my team was hit hard early on by injuries (Mauer, Quentin, Hamilton) and as of late I've been climbing the standings. This week however has been a disaster for my hitting and pitching for that matter. It is a long season though, and I think once some of my power hitting studs get back on track I think my team will be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.


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