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Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:02 am
by jason20000
I think my team is light on hitting.

The following are available on the waiver wire, who would you suggest I add, and if so, who to drop?

Brennan Boesch
Gaby Sanchez
Justin Morneau
Mitch Moreland
Stephen Drew
Grady Sizemore
Mat Gamel
Lorenzo Cain
Chase Headley
Jason Bay
Mike Carp
Zach Cozart
Marco Scutaro
Justin Smoak

Also, the following pitchers are available:
Ryan Dempster
Trevor Cahill
Edwin Jackson

I'm in a 12 team YAHOO standard yahoo 5x5 mixed rotisserrie league with the following stats:

Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL
Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)

Here's my team:
C: Alex Avila
1B: Brandon Belt
2B: Ian Kinsler
3B: Aramis Ramirez
SS: Mike Aviles
OF: Ryan Braun
OF: Andrew McCuthen
OF: Jay Bruce
UT: Brett Gardner
UT: Howie Kendrick
BN: Colby Rasmus
BN: Vernon Wells
BN: Aaron Hill

Starting Pitchers:
Madison Bumgarber
Jordan Zimmerman
Anibal Sanchez
Max Scherzer
Colby Lewis
Neftali Feliz
Jonathan Sanchez

Closers:
Frank Francisco
Jason Motte
Brett Myers

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:46 am
by HOOTIE
Belt will start in minors, you need a 1B.
I would go Gamel or Smoak.
Not a Rasmus fan. Carp has 25 hr power.

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:55 am
by pythons007
I love Boesch this year and Gamel is a hitter. I'd pick both those two up and drop Hill since you already have 2 2B, and Feliz who I don't like and is already having arm issues.
Cozart might also be an upgrade over Aviles. Pick up Dempster as a 5th starter, pitches in the NL central where all teams are very hitter light.

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:45 am
by xopchipili
I could definitely see grabbing Stephen Drew and stashing him on the DL soon as it's an option. Lot of upside over Aviles when he's back.

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:40 am
by SeligsSon
I agree with some of the assessments so far - Gamel or Carp are interesting reaches who could flounder easily.

If Belt doesn't start the season you have a big problem.

Anyone think Morneau is done? For sure? If not he's a .300 and 25/100 candidate and a former 1st/2nd rounder who's had a couple of bad years.

Aviles could be a real problem if he doesn't get the job too...

I'd drop VWells personally, but that's me. Who else is droppable...hmm

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:37 pm
by jason20000
Any other ideas on the top two people to drop?

I'm thinking of picking up Gamel, and maybe Drew (to DL) him.

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:16 pm
by SeligsSon
[quote="jason20000"]Any other ideas on the top two people to drop?

I'd say Wells as I mentioned. Otherwise I think Neftali Feliz will bust as a starter - along the way his shoulder will hurt and he'll pitch through it and... oh wait that's already starting to happen. I don't really follow texas that much however so take my rambling with a grain of salt.

I think Aaron Hill looks expendable as well - I'm assuming no one else in your league is desperate for a 2b.

There you go - drop Aaron Hill, pick up Drew, put on D/L, pick up Gamel. Go put your feet up and relax the rest of the way.

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:54 am
by mtw02
I like Boesch's chances this year on that team.

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:30 pm
by jason20000
Boesch is no longer available (first player to be picked up on waivers in my league).

I picked up Gamel and dropped Jonathan Sanchez.

Still thinking about getting another shortstop (Cozart is available), or another starting pitcher (Baker, McCarthy, Cahill, Jackson, and Dempster are available). I think I *should* roster one more SP, but have been waivering on who to pick. My gut tells me to go either either of the first three (Baker, McCarthy, or Cahill) -- but have been unsure who to drop. The waiver for hitters is quite thin now that we are playing with two UTIL spots in my league...

Wells could bounce back and have a decent year, and does have power, but he could also do quite poorly and be traded and/or released.

Hill was terrible and is inconsistent, but played good last September in Arizona, and has the potential to be a bright start (he had a good average one year, good pop in two years, and good SB last year).

Rasmus cannot be dropped...

I don't want to drop Gamel until he proves he can't handle the majors. He could be awesome.

So, it really leaves me with either doing nothing, dropping Wells or Hill, or potentially swapping out one of my current pitchers (Colby Lewis?) with one that I mentioned above...

Re: Who should I pick up?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:52 am
by jason20000
McCarthy is no longer available...