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- Clive Bixby Clive Bixby Feb 17, 2014 9:52 AM Flag
For a 12 teamer you have a good team.
Hitting: Your starting infield is drool-worthy (Votto, Goldy, Kipnis, Posey, Reyes). Plus you have a couple of guys with upside (Machado, Belt). Your starting outfield is weaker, but not horrible. Also, Id rather take a chance with Kemp and Cruz than a safer pick with less upside.
Pitching: Love Cole and Cobb. You did well (were lucky?) to get them after waiting so long to draft pitching. CC is a good #3. At some point in the first month or so, pitchers who went undrafted will emerge. If the SPs you have on the bench are underperforming, Im sure you will have the opportunity to pick up a FA pitcher or two.
I would roll with what you have going into the season. It would be foolish to drop your players for backups at this point. E.g. I Would rather have Belt than marginal 2B to back up a still-healthy Kipnis.
- Clive Bixby Clive Bixby Feb 15, 2014 2:45 PM Flag
Its a nice team, but you may have been better off taking a hitter in the slot you took Kershaw (and maybe even King Felix), then picked up Alex Cobb/Julio Teheran in the later rounds. Good luck, go Tribe!
- Clive Bixby Clive Bixby Feb 15, 2014 2:30 PM Flag
Thx man. All of the above 1Bs you mention will likely be off the board with the exception of Rizzo. Hosmer and Posey will probably be my 4th and 5th keeper. I like Holliday in left field, he is really consistent. Not sure if Upton ever gets back to his 2011 form.
I am in a 12 team league where we keep six. Assume 5x5 scoring. The only wrinkle is we keep 1 LF, 1RF, 1 CF instead of three OFs.
I am keeping 1. Trout (CF/LF), 2. Kipnis, and 3. Darvish. After that, it gets dicey. I have Posey, Hosmer, Justin Upton, Matt Holiday and Cliff Lee. Lee kicked #$%$ in our league last year, but pitching is so deep I'd rather not keep another arm unless I am hosed with my other keeper options.
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