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Buckeye33
03-02-2008, 03:18 PM
7x7 10 team league. 5x5 stats +BB and K on offense and losses and HR allowed in pitching.

We start C-1B-2B-SS-3B- 3 OF-UTIL- MI

1. (4) David Wright 3B
2. (17) Carl Crawford OF
3. (24) Mark Teixeira 1B
4. (37) Manny Ramírez OF
5. (44) Chone Figgins 2B,3B,OF
6. (57) Troy Tulowitzki SS
7. (64) Nick Markakis OF
8. (77) Félix Hernández SP
9. (84) Matt Cain SP
10. (97) Todd Helton 1B
11. (104) Brett Myers SP,RP
12. (117) Hideki Matsui OF
13. (124) Dustin Pedroia 2B
14. (137) Matt Capps RP
15. (144) Joba Chamberlain RP
16. (157) Brian McCann C
17. (164) Dustin McGowan SP
18. (177) Jeremy Hermida OF
19. (184) Carlos Mármol RP
20. (197) C.J. Wilson RP
21. (204) Edwin Encarnación 3B
22. (217) Frank Thomas Util
23. (224) George Sherrill

Starting pitching and pitching in general dominated more in the early rounds than I thought it would. I stuck somewhat to my strategy and waited till the 8th round to take a pitcher and waited quite awhile to take a closer.

Offensively I believe my season hinges on Manny coming back and being a 35-110 guy.

I am light on starting pitching, but feel I can always pick up some guys to get me some wins throughout the year. of course, Joba could start 15 times in the second half and help there.

I may look to move Crawford for a stud SP and OFer.

Anyway, let me know what you think and what you'd do to improve my pitching.

edabbs44
03-02-2008, 03:24 PM
7x7 10 team league. 5x5 stats +BB and K on offense and losses and HR allowed in pitching.

We start C-1B-2B-SS-3B- 3 OF-UTIL- MI

1. (4) David Wright 3B
2. (17) Carl Crawford OF
3. (24) Mark Teixeira 1B
4. (37) Manny Ramírez OF
5. (44) Chone Figgins 2B,3B,OF
6. (57) Troy Tulowitzki SS
7. (64) Nick Markakis OF
8. (77) Félix Hernández SP
9. (84) Matt Cain SP
10. (97) Todd Helton 1B
11. (104) Brett Myers SP,RP
12. (117) Hideki Matsui OF
13. (124) Dustin Pedroia 2B
14. (137) Matt Capps RP
15. (144) Joba Chamberlain RP
16. (157) Brian McCann C
17. (164) Dustin McGowan SP
18. (177) Jeremy Hermida OF
19. (184) Carlos Mármol RP
20. (197) C.J. Wilson RP
21. (204) Edwin Encarnación 3B
22. (217) Frank Thomas Util
23. (224) George Sherrill

Starting pitching and pitching in general dominated more in the early rounds than I thought it would. I stuck somewhat to my strategy and waited till the 8th round to take a pitcher and waited quite awhile to take a closer.

Offensively I believe my season hinges on Manny coming back and being a 35-110 guy.

I am light on starting pitching, but feel I can always pick up some guys to get me some wins throughout the year. of course, Joba could start 15 times in the second half and help there.

I may look to move Crawford for a stud SP and OFer.

Anyway, let me know what you think and what you'd do to improve my pitching.

I think you have a lot of upside on your staff. True that you could use a sure thing anchor, but you might have one of those in Cain/Felix/Myers. Also I really like McGowan.

Unless you were bowled over, I would keep Crawford. I would look to deal Figgins if you think you have excess speed and you definitely want another starter.

*BaseClogger*
03-02-2008, 04:45 PM
That draft looks pretty solid at first glance :thumbup:, although I am not very familiar with those settings. I think you got a lot of good value in the middle of the draft. The only pick I disagree with was the Dustin Pedroia move :thumbdown

Buckeye33
03-02-2008, 05:16 PM
That draft looks pretty solid at first glance :thumbup:, although I am not very familiar with those settings. I think you got a lot of good value in the middle of the draft. The only pick I disagree with was the Dustin Pedroia move :thumbdown

I agree I took Pedroia to early. I should have waited a round and could have got Orlando Cabrera for my MI spot but oh well. He'll score 100 runs, and hit .290+ with some decent RBIs.

I believe my best value was getting Markakis in the 7th round and Matsui in the 12th.

Having Ks and BBs as offensive categories is interesting. Those two stats put Helton as much more valuable than in normal 5x5 leagues, but right now I think I'll start Matsui in my UTIL spot.

*BaseClogger*
03-02-2008, 05:18 PM
I'm pretty sure Brian McCann in the 16th round was your best value...

mlbfan30
03-02-2008, 05:18 PM
Pedroia isn't a bad pick. He'll help in the K, BB, AVG, and Runs category.

You don't have enough power in RBI and HR. I would normally say you should get rid of Crawford but then you might not win SB. Matsui has a bad leg, and I really think he's going to struggle this year because of it. It's still hurting him from last year, and he had to try to rehab back in the US in the offseason. I might look to package him with Figgins and get back maybe around 30 steals, but more certainty in other categories. Figgins broke out last year with a .330 AVG, but that was his first time hitting over .300. He K's a lot, will hit 5 HR, and will only give you 60 RBI. I think his value is at his highest, along with Matsui. These are the two major weak spots. Lose some SB, maybe a little AVG, but you can gain a lot in HR and RBI. That's your best option.

I wouldn't worry about the pitching too much, but that Loss stat really hurts Cain. The offense behind him is absolutly horrible. By relying on great RP, you should be able to get better in WHIP, ERA, Losses, HR allowed. As long as you each the minimum innings, that's actually a decent strategy because of more categories. The only category you would do bad in is Wins. Sometimes people believe Wins is a big deal and will sacrifice WHIP and ERA for more Wins. In this Case someone would Sacrifice ERA, WHIP, Losses, HR allowed for more Wins if they have mediocre SP.

Buckeye33
03-04-2008, 01:20 PM
I went back over the draft last night to see where I may have screwed up and let someone go past that I shouldn't have.

The one pick that I really regret is taking Crawford over Vlad. Coming back to me in hte 2nd round I was really hoping Ortiz made it to me and of course he went the pick before me. I then had a choice between Crawford, Vlad, and Sizemore. I really believe now that I should have gone with Vlad and take his .310-30-115 over Crawford.

Oh well. I agree with you mlbfan, that I am lacking slighty in HR and RBI right now. I am of course hoping Ramirez rebounds and goes 30-115.

I will probably be looking to package Crawford or Figgins with a bench bat (Matsui/Helton) to get a power OF bat.

mlbfan30
03-04-2008, 02:21 PM
I wouldn't deal Crawford in your situation because he'll steal about 20 more SB than Figgins and help more in other categories. Figgins was amazingly flukish last year and his perceived value is high.

Buckeye33
03-04-2008, 02:35 PM
I wouldn't deal Crawford in your situation because he'll steal about 20 more SB than Figgins and help more in other categories. Figgins was amazingly flukish last year and his perceived value is high.

I agree that Figgins will not repeat last season, my only problem is that this league requires a MI spot, so if I trade Figgins I'll be lacking a MI since Pedroia would slide to my 2B slot.

There were 3 teams that were pissed when I picked Figgins, so I should be able to move him. I'll be checking to see if anything worthwhile can get done before the season.

Orlando Hudson, Mark Ellis, Felip Lopez, and Ryan Theriot are on the waiver wire.

Topcat
03-08-2008, 05:15 AM
Small keeper league you did great , If it was a deep no chance you get that value so late.

jmcclain19
03-15-2008, 11:56 PM
Love McGowan and Hermida late - and Tulo & Markakis at 6 & 7. I could see those guys being four potential keepers next year.

McGowan is my big time sleeper for this year, and Tulo is probably better than all but 2 or 3 other SS right now.

Sherrill & Wilson though - might want to keep a close eye, I could easily see those guys as out of Closer jobs by June.