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    Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    Yahoo Rotisserie, 11 team league, standard 5x5 scoring.
    Made a couple trades immediately after the draft, and have a few keepers (Trout, Stanton and Rizzo were keepers). Here is my team:

    C M.Montero
    1B Rizzo
    2B Cano
    SS Tulowitzki
    3B Longoria
    OF Stanton
    OF Trout
    OF Fowler
    OF
    DH P.Alvarez

    BN Uggla 2B
    BN N.Walker 2B
    BN W.Myers OF
    BN J.Profar 2B/SS/DH

    SP Greinke
    SP Lincecum
    SP Morrow
    SP Bailey
    SP B.Anderson
    SP S.Marcum
    SP S.Miller
    SP T.Skaggs
    RP J.Papelbon
    RP J.Broxton
    RP E.Freieri

    Clearly, I need one more OF as Myers isn't likely to start the season in the majors. Cameron Maybin is on the waiver wire. So is Kyle Lohse. I want to pick up both (but will prioritize Maybin first). Question is - do I drop Miller, Skaggs, Marcum, Uggla, or Walker?

    (The reason I have 4 2B is immediately after the draft I traded Jayson Heyward and Jeff Samardzjia for Robinson Cano and Shelby Miller)

    Any/all other comments and suggestions welcome please. Where should I be looking to improve? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    If he's not going to be a realistic keeper for you next year, I'd think about dropping Skaggs

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    Re: Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornon View Post
    If he's not going to be a realistic keeper for you next year, I'd think about dropping Skaggs
    Thanks - You'd drop Skaggs before Miller?
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    Re: Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Thanks - You'd drop Skaggs before Miller?
    It'd be close.. if both were healthy and in the rotation to start the year, I'd prefer Miller to Skaggs. Miller's had the arm issue & Skaggs has had the shaky spring, so neither may end up there. It might come down to a matter of trying to predict opportunity

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    Re: Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    I'd drop Uggla or Marcum.

    Uggla gets HR which you have a lot of. He does nothing else these days.
    He plays 2B which you already have two of.

    Marcum. It seems his better days are behind him. I'd keep both youngsters & be careful early not to pitch them against the big offensive teams (to avoid a big blowup). If either flops then drop them & go to the waiver wire.
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    Re: Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    I'd drop Uggla or Marcum.

    Uggla gets HR which you have a lot of. He does nothing else these days.
    He plays 2B which you already have two of.

    Marcum. It seems his better days are behind him. I'd keep both youngsters & be careful early not to pitch them against the big offensive teams (to avoid a big blowup). If either flops then drop them & go to the waiver wire.
    This is what I'm thinking as well. Uggla is going to be the first to go. He has no place on this team. I may drop Marcum for Lohse or Santana, who both provide more upside. With Skaggs and Martin, I view them both as lottery tickets- not expecting much but will probably hold onto them through the first month or two, just to see if they can catch a spark (not to mention make the team).
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    Re: Shelby Miller vs. Tyler Skaggs?

    How many keepers are you allowed? If it is just a few I would drop Skaggs or Miller, whichever one doesn't get a rotation slot to start the season. Likely neither of them will. I think Miller is more likely to be a star pitcher eventually, but not this year. So I doubt he would be one of your keepers next year.

    I would try to trade Uggla before dropping him. He has some trade value. Not a lot, but some. He is good in 3 of the 5 hitting categories. I wouldn't drop him.

    I am not a believer in Fowler, so I think you need two outfielders. I would try to trade Broxton and Frieri to fill your hitting slots because their closer roles are in jeopardy.


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