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Having drafted, my outfield currently consists of the following:
$7 A. Craig (keeper)
$5 Y. Puig (keeper)
$5 A. Jackson
$4 K. Calhoun
$1 K. Davis
$1 C. Rasmus
I feel like having six OF on a roster of 23 is a bit excessive. The rest of my offense is pretty set, but my pitching could go either way. I'm considering dropping one OF to make way for a streaming spot. Should I act now or wait for the season to get started? Thoughts?
$260 salary cap, so I'm going to have a fair amount of flexibility to go after pitching.
Roster is 23 plus two NA and three DL. 6x6 with OPS and QS.
Appreciate the responses.
Keeper league. Allowed to retain up to eight. Last spot. Pick one:
$10 M. Trumbo
$8 A. Sanchez
$5 D. Brown
Other seven keepers are:
$25 P. Goldschmidt
$25 A. Beltre
$7 A. Craig
$7 E. Encarnacion
$5 B. McCann
$5. Y. Puig
$4 M. Carpenter
With Heyward coming off the DL, I need to clear some outfield space. Out of the following four, who do you drop?
M. Cabrera, A. Craig, C. Crisp, V. Wells.
I'm debating between Cabrera and Crisp.
He countered with Butler straight up for Cueto. What do you think? My rotation is currently:
$27 C. Lee
$19 Y. Gallardo
$10 J. Peavy
$10 M. Estrada
$9 J. Cueto*
$5 L. Lynn
$4 R.A. Dickey*
* = Keeper
Keeper league. Already drafted. I'm looking to trade for Billy Butler ($12). It's probably going to cost me Freddie Freeman ($9) and a starting pitcher from one of the four listed below:
$10 J. Peavy
$10 M. Estrada
$9 J. Cueto
$5 L. Lynn
Who would you offer in addition to Freeman? I'm debating between either Lynn or Estrada. Would you even bother doing this deal?
In a deep league like that those 25+ home runs and RBIs, even with some regression, are going to be worth more than anything Cabrera can provide, even if it's when you trade him later in the season.
This is via FanGraphs:
"The former Marlin, National, & Athletic had a career year in his Minnesota debut, setting career highs in homers (35), RBI (110), and wOBA (.380). Despite the fact that he’s headed into his age-34 season, Willingham is a decent bet to put up another solid year, because it’s not like he had some wildly unsustainable rates holding up his 2012; he’s actually been one of the more consistent players around dating back to 2006. His BABIP of .287 was actually identical to what it was with Oakland in 2011, and his batted ball rates were all largely around his career norms. The one big change is that his HR/FB rate shot to 21.2% when it had never been above 17.5%, but that can be pretty easily attributed to playing in Target Field; he’s a dead-pull power hitter, and his home park is pretty friendly to righty power. I would never suggest that you can “count on” a guy like Willingham repeating a year like that at his age, but there’s not much here to suggest that it was a completely fluke season, and so he’s worth owning."
Competitive auction keeper league. Standard 5x5 with OPS and QS added on.
I'm keeping both Allen Craig and Freddie Freeman. All but two other teams are set at first base and they all spent heavy, but I've got those two for $13 combined.
Paul Goldschmidt is still available, however. Is it worth it to pursue him at auction, or is the money -- probably over $20 -- better spent elsewhere? I've got the third most money left to spend, $178.
I could use Craig in the OF and Freeman/Goldschmidt at 1B/U.
I love Billy Butler. Craig is fun and has been coming at a nicer auction price, but Butler is just ridiculously consistent. Go with the proven production.
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