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  • John John Mar 24, 2014 1:29 AM Flag

    Rate This team need help/suggestions : Crazy Draft Strategy will it work?

    Hi all I did something completely crazy this year in my draft which i always wanted to do: I only drafted Prospects and players that played a year or less.

    Does my team stand a chance in a H2H, 5 x 5, 8 team-keeper league (expanded rosters) or will my strategy go up in flames. All suggestions are welcomed and any advice for players that i might have missed would be greatly appreciated.


    C Evan Gattis
    1B Matt Adams
    2B Jedd Gyorko
    3B Nolan Arenado
    SS Xander Bogaerts
    OF Yasiel Puig
    OF Billy Hamilton
    OF Wil Myers
    OF Adam Eaton
    Util José Abreu
    Util Will Middlebrooks
    Util Kole Calhoun
    Util Nick Castellanos
    Util Khris Davis
    BN Brad Miller
    BN Christian Yelich
    BN Jurickson Profar (inj)
    BN A. Rendon

    SP José Fernández
    SP Gerrit Cole
    SP Masahiro Tanaka
    SP Danny Salazar
    SP Hyun-jin Ryu
    SP Michael Wacha
    P Tony Cingrani
    P Sonny Gray
    P Yordano Ventura
    P Zack Wheeler
    P T. Walker
    P M. Pineda

    RP Trevor Rosenthal
    RP Nate Jones
    RP Jim Henderson

    NA J. Baez
    NA B. Buxton
    NA George Springer
    NA A. Bradley
    NA Jameson Taillon

    DL M. Harvey

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    • ***UPDATE***: Well to all the haters out there I'm actually in 4th place and in prime position to make the playoffs. I have a comfortable 10-game lead on 5th place (top 4 make playoffs) with a little over 2 weeks to go. I have to be honest, not even I thought my team would play out this well in the first year (I was actually drafting for future years.) Despite losing J. Fernandez (my ace) early in the season and M. Tanaka my pitching definitely carried me throughout the season in the H2H format. No doubt J. Abreu carried my hitters and has been my MVP so far, but now a lot of my hitters are turning it on.

      So I have to ask, how do you guys think I will do in the playoffs? Do I have a chance for an upset and perhaps just maybe if all things line up, could it really be possible for this all-rookie/prospect team to win the championship in it's first year?? That would be unbelievable! Tell me what you guys think my updated roster is below:

      C Evan Gattis
      1B Jose Abreu
      2B Danny Santana (2B,SS,OF)
      3B Anthony Rendon (2B,3B)
      SS Javier Baez (2B,SS)
      OF Yasiel Puig (OF)
      OF Billy Hamilton (OF)
      OF Gregory Polanco (OF)
      OF Corey Dickerson (OF)
      Util Marcell Ozuna (OF)
      Util Christian Yelich (OF)
      Util Khris Davis (OF)
      Util Kole Calhoun (OF)
      Util N. Arenado (3B)
      BN Adam Eaton (OF)
      BN Wil Myers (OF)
      BN Kolten Wong (2B)
      BN Jedd Gyorko (2B,3B)

      SP Michael Pineda
      SP Alex Wood
      SP Matt Shoemaker
      SP Sonny Gray
      SP Tanner Roark
      SP Yordano Ventura
      SP Zack Wheeler
      SP Gerrit Cole
      SP Marcus Stroman
      SP James Paxton

      RP Trevor Rosenthal
      RP Sean Doolittle
      RP Hector Rondon

      DL Masahiro Tanaka (coming back in Sep)
      DL Hyun-jin Ryu (coming back Aug 30)
      DL Michael Wacha (coming back mid-Sep)
      DL Jacob deGrom (coming back 8/23)
      DL George Springer (coming back late-Aug)

      NA Taijuan Walker
      NA Archie Bradley
      NA Jesse Hahn
      NA Andrew Heaney
      NA Noah Syndergaard

    • Other than Rosenthal you are hurting at RP. The rest of the team I like alot. Especially SP

    • Good team, while i Believe in strongly that having good pitching is good maybe your lineup needs a little bit of help in that department. Overall pretty good team.

    • Pitching is sick guy!

    • This strategy is best done in an auction draft so that you don't have to spend a first round pick on Puig or Fernandez. My best guess is that you will suck this year and next but will contend in 2016.

    • in an 8 team league you will probably finish 12th,,,lol,,jk,,,its a hard strategy but i don't think it will pay off

    • Didn't Matt Adams play in 2012 and 2013?

    • I would say not chance, especially in an 8 teamer, but you never know.


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