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jay s 4 posts  |  Last Activity: May 29, 2016 12:22 PM Member since: Feb 26, 2010
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    Where are Saturday's Stats?

    by Armand Hammer May 29, 2016 8:01 AM
    jay s jay s May 29, 2016 12:22 PM Flag

    Worst day a the week to #$%$ out, which stat categories do I pull back (sit) on?

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    I need someone to tell me I'm wrong, and why.

    by jay s Mar 14, 2016 10:20 AM
    jay s jay s Mar 14, 2016 2:09 PM Flag

    I agree with everything you wrote, at least in the way I interpreted it. A win is a win, and the best way IMO for me to secure the most wins weekly is to improve my SP roster and add closers (of which I had none last year) without overkill. I'd focus strictly on bats rounds 5-17, before continplating another pitcher. I've already consider trading my 1st and/or 3rd round picks (SP) sometime in season if the situation calls for it. In a 20 team league with IP, W (no L), K, and QS, a SP is a valued commodity.

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    I need someone to tell me I'm wrong, and why.

    by jay s Mar 14, 2016 10:20 AM
    jay s jay s Mar 14, 2016 12:15 PM Flag

    I was able to obtain all three off waivers in 2014, undrafted free agents! Yeah, my bats are bad, but they were last year as well (obviously). I did have Posey, Beltre, Phillips, Markakis, Byrd, 2 Escobars, etc, so, I was able to win some offensive cats, H, Avg, with consistency. I finished the regular season in 6th place, with all future draft picks in place (save two, 13th & 16th rd.). The play-offs were easy, pitching was dominate and even the bats came through.
    I only made this post because I was basically called an Idiot by a national syndicated fantasy sports writer. He seems to think everything is black or white, which is ironic, since his name is Grey.

  • We all understand that Bats are more reliable than Arms, easier to project and less likely to miss long periods of time due to injury, etc. So, why I'm I going the opposite way? My situation calls for it, IMO, 20 team keeper-3rd year-H2H-9x9-27 players, w/6 players max kept (this year, increasing to 7 next year). I'm pitching rich, and batting poor, my best bats available to be kept are Granderson, D. Norris, O. Herrera, and T. Shaw (based on ability and draft spot). The draft round would be, 8th, 14th, 26th, and 26th, respectively, whereas my pitchers would be, Arrieta 24th, deGrom 24th, Keuchel 24th, C. Martinez 11th, S. Miller 7th, and K. Gibson 26th.
    This is where my draft strategy differentiates from the norm, most people would keep 4 or 5 pitchers, and then begin to load up on bats with the first six (or more) picks. I'm not going that route, I'm keeping six pitchers, and then drafting, SP/CL, with my first two picks, pick 20 & 21, yeah, I'm the regiening champion. The best bat available at 20 will be Cespedes or Davis (educated guess) and best arm will be Sale or Bumgarner. There's about a 10 spot gap between Sale and Cespedes, so, it's really the right pick. Picking a closer at 21 is the "Move" or "Reach", Kimbrel or W. Davis, either way it helps big time with, S, K, ERA, K/9, and Whip. Picks 60 & 61, more of the same, SP/CL, this should give me 7 SP's in the top 40, and 2 CL's in the top 10 to 12.
    I believe it would be easier to add to my strength and in the end win more "cats" with this strategy, than to pick up bats that are below pick slot, in an attempt to put together a competitive offense and in the process weaken my overall pitching staff. My plan offensively is to focus on two or three categories, therefore winning 11-7 or 10-8 on a weekly basis. That's 58%, and that was good enough last year and year before that (2nd place).
    Ok, tell me why I'm wrong.

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