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Drafted this morning, 12 team, 5x5 including H, TB, OBP, & HR allowed by pitchers, had 5th pick, H2H.
C Geovany Soto
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B B.J. Upton
3B David Wright
SS Khalil Greene
IF Evan Longoria
IF Chone Figgins
OF Carl Crawford
OF Brad Hawpe
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
Util Josh Hamilton
BN Michael Bourn
BN Joey Votto
SP Chris Young
SP Francisco Liriano
RP Francisco Rodriguez
RP Trevor Hoffman
P Yovanni Gallardo
P Matt Cain
P Matt Garza
P Brandon Lyon
BN Andrew Miller
DL B.J. Ryan
Any suggestions for improvements?
Your team is going to be solid if 50% of your young talent pans out. The problem is your low power totals (HR's & RBI's). You have an abundance in speed & might look to deal Crawford to get a big time power hitter. Longoria is a glamorous pick but he might not stay up by opening day.
If Liriano is healthy, your staff goes from good to elite. Ryan, like Liriano, needs to be healthy to make an impact.
Overall, a lot of things need to go right for you to contend as your team is so young. Two years down the road, this same team could dominate. Currently, I have a few doubts. Good luck!!!
- 1 Reply to Spike
Thanks for the input. I figured that I would have to hope for my young talent to produce. I do have a lot of speed, but I plan to hopefully trade excess for needs like HRs & RBIs. I'm not expecting Longoria to do too much right now, but Votto should produce. All my pitchers with question marks seem to be healthy, so hopefully the produce as well.
Should I pick up a power hitter like Cust, Duncan, or Nady & drop Kemp (who I picked up off FA) or should I get a more dependable SP and drop Miller (FA list: Meche, Kuroda, Bailey, Kennedy, Baker, Chuck James, Lowry, Marcum, Dave Bush)?
Does anyone think my SP is too risky to have? Aside from Chris Young, all of my SP could have great years or nonexistent years. Who out of my batters would be most expendable in order to get more reliable SP?
i think you have a solid team...i just think you could afford to drop a position player and add another pitcher since backup position players are rarely used..ever. the most i ever have on a team is 2, an OF and an multiple INF player. Pitchers are better to have since each one is guarnteed to play atleast once each week, and you could go some weeks w/o even playing backup position players. I think if your young guys have solid seasons then you could go deep into the playoffs..
Do me a favor and rate my team, look for my post and see how mine matches up. I actaully had a bad draft i think but thats why i do practice drafts this early in the season lol
- 1 Reply to Franklin Delano Gorsevelt
I appreciate your comments. I like to keep my young OFs because I want to see who does well first before going for more pitchers. I am hoping my younger players like Longoria, Votto, Ellsbury, etc breakout, as well as my young pitchers.
I rated your team. Its okay for being considered a practice draft. Your pitching is actually a really good accept to trade before the season starts. BTW, 49ers all the way!
- 1 Reply to AJ
That's what I was banking on. Picked him up off waivers after draft. They said a week ago he will start and I needed an infielder with power. Plus, who cannot succeed in the park the Reds get to play their home games in.
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