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- wildchild wildchild Apr 18, 2015 7:57 PM Flag
Addison Russell obvious #1. Minors performance plus pedigree on up and coming team. I would go Peraza barely over Swihart as Catchers wear down and typically can not produce more than a couple top 100 fantasy hitter seasons. Then Glasnow (K machine, huge build - durability) and right behind him owens who is a little more polished but does not have the upside.
- wildchild wildchild Apr 4, 2015 4:32 PM Flag
Hahn actually was a very highly touted guy before the draft but there were concerns about health that dropped him to the 6th rd. I believe he needed TJ surgery soon after being drafted. Otherwise, he has some filthy stuff and has been overlooked for awhile. I think he sticks in rotation and could be a top 40 SP easy - if he stays healthy. Think Pomeranz and Hahn are very similar in value (ceiling = SP3-4 in 12 team) while Graveman would be solid last bench option as he does not have the experience, low K potential, and a poor offense to give him Ws. The others make up for the Ws with Ks and more reliable/reasonable ratios.
Just drafted 14 team league roto. 5X5. Skimped a little on Pitching/OF and SBs...
1B Big Papi
OF Heyward, Rios, Markakis, Stubbs, A Jackson
Util M Taylor (WAS)
Bench: Flores, Owings, Chisenhall, Ike Davis
SP A Wood
P Anibal Sanchez
P T Walker
Bench D Norris (TOR)
Alot of Injury risk BUT figured Tulo/Papi/Rendon/Harvey + their respective replacements would trump most in a deeper 14 team league. I could get lucky and get 80-90% of season from them but most likely 65-75%.
Who should I drop and for who??
Available on FA tom morning:
Hitters: Devon Travis, Eric Young (ATL - starter for awhile), Rutledge, Gillaspie, Sam Fuld, J Schafer, Marisnick, BJ Upton, Seth Smith, Kiermaier,
Pitchers: Chen, Burnett, Aaron Sanchez, Sabathia, Simon, Greene, Haren, Norris, Buerhle, Raisel, Farquhar, Warren, Gibson
I have 6th Waiver Priority. Thinkn about holding it and picking up someone in leftovers... but who? Maybe I can find some SBs or other upgrades throughout season when rookies get called up. I liek Devon Travis maybe but have plenty of MI options already
- wildchild wildchild Feb 22, 2015 8:16 AM Flag
Sale, Machado, Hosmer (slightly ahead of Mooks because of no guarantee of playing time and if Hosmer finds a little more power he would be rock solid)
- wildchild wildchild Feb 22, 2015 8:09 AM Flag
haha. Don't bother paying attention to Strong... He always rants about stupid #$%$. No one knows if you are taking over team or if it's a 20t league.
Anyways, I like your Keepers. I might keep Dee Gordon if it's a larger league like 14+ (and a quality 2B would be harder to come by). And then I would try to flip for Bruce, Joc, something equivalent + something small while trying to capitalize on Dee's career yr (wouldn't hurt to keep Dee if it fails). Otherwise, I think Gordon's production will fall a bit on worse team and I would personally gamble on Bruce returning to form. He is still only 27 and entering 'prime'. He had down yr but most everyone does. Bruce has higher pedigree than Joc (drafted/ranked higher/stronger frame as prospect) and we have already seen Bruces 30+HR ability - and he improved on SBs last yr which is just bonus. I thought about picking Joc for sure but I think he is still 3 yrs away from what Bruce will be doing this yr. That is tough to pick between a more sure thing in bruce or the buzzy upside of a younger Joc.
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