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I have a great team but I'm still in 4th place in my league. Any advice or help would be appreciated. My team is:
C: Joe Mauer
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Brandon Phillips or Aaron Hill
SS: Jimmy Rollins or Troy Tulowitzki
3B: Jorge Cantu or Scott Rolen
LF: Carlos Quentin or Jacoby Ellsbury
OF: Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, Grady Sizemore
UTIL: Justin Upton, Adam Jones, Alex Rios, Felipe Lopez, Michael Bourn
SP: Tim Lincecum, Jusin Verlander, John Lester, Chris Carpenter, Rich Harden, Carlos Zambrano, Matt Garza
RP: Johnathan Papplebon, Joakim Soria, Ryan Franklin, Scott Downs
I think you have a good team. and 4th place aint bad.
like someone said, you need more HR power, it should help you in hits/hr/avg/ops.
I don't understand if you have a bench... Are the players after the 'or' the ones on bench?
do you really need 4 RPs ?? stay with 3 and get another good batter so you can manage a better bench system.
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Yeah thats what I meant. As of right now this is my line up
C: Joe Mauer
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: B. Phillips
3B: Scott Rolen
SS: J. Rollins
LF: C. Quentin
OF: J. Hamilton
OF: M. Kemp
OF: G. Sizemore
UTIL: J. Upton, T. Tulowitzski, A. Hill
BN: J. Ellsbury, A. Rios, A Jones, J. Cantu, F. Lopez, M. Bourn
And well my pitching is the same as the first post.
I offered a trade to someone in my league I give G. Sizemore I get Pablo Sandoval. I think he will probably accept it and that should give me the power I've been missing. As for RP goes i think Im going to drop Downs and pick up D. Lowe since someone just dropped him in my league.
Uh, thats bout right..
im in 4th plce with this roster:
going between 4th and 3rd place right now....
C Yadier Molina (StL - C)
1B Justin Morneau (Min - 1B)
2B Felipe López (Mil - 2B,3B,SS,OF)
3B Hank Blalock (Tex - 1B,3B)
SS Derek Jeter (NYY - SS)
OF Johnny Damon (NYY - OF)
OF Michael Bourn (Hou - OF)
OF Bobby Abreu (LAA - OF)
Util Jim Thome (CWS - Util)
SP Cole Hamels (Phi - SP)
SP Dan Haren (Ari - SP)
RP Ryan Franklin (StL - RP)
RP Joe Nathan (Min - RP)
P Roy Halladay (Tor - SP)
P Andrew Bailey (Oak - RP)
P Joba Chamberlain (NYY - SP,RP)
BN Ryan Theriot (ChC - SS)
BN Jason Varitek (Bos - C)
BN Aaron Cook (Col - SP)
BN Joe Blanton (Phi - SP)
BN Gavin Floyd (CWS - SP)
DL Tim Wakefield (Bos - SP) DL
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.
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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DUDE TRUST ME !!! I THINK I HAVE BETTER TEAM THAN YOU AND I AM FREAKING 9TH PLACE.
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 !!!!!
im still in first but lost 5 weeks in a row 3 wt. big losses i have
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.