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12 team 5 x 5 mixed

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:26 pm
by Milkman of Doom
Gents, would like some honest feedback on this club. I think it will be competitive, power stats will be good. Lacking a little speed, and the ERA/WHIP could be ugly. Any suggestions on how to tweak this team? Who is your first drop? Who target in a trade/waiver wire? Thanks in advance!

Active Batters

Soto, Geovany C CHC
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL
Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN
Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS
Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL
Aybar, Erick MI ANA
Butler, Billy CI KC
Gonzalez, Carlos OF COL
Hamilton, Josh OF TEX
Pence, Hunter OF HOU
Werth, Jayson OF PHI
Konerko, Paul U CHW

Active Pitchers MLB

Bell, Heath RP SD
Cueto, Johnny SP CIN
De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL
Hamels, Cole SP PHI
Morales, Franklin RP COL
Price, David SP TB
Sanchez, Jonathan O. SP SF
Santana, Johan SP NYM
Soria, Joakim RP KC

Reserve Batters MLB
Theriot, Ryan SS CHC
Gardner, Brett CF NYY
Young, Chris B. CF ARI

Reserve Pitchers
Capps, Matt RP WAS
Matusz, Brian SP BAL

Re: 12 team 5 x 5 mixed

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:53 pm
by Grey
Gents, would like some honest feedback on this club. I think it will be competitive, power stats will be good. Lacking a little speed, and the ERA/WHIP could be ugly. Any suggestions on how to tweak this team? Who is your first drop? Who target in a trade/waiver wire? Thanks in advance!

Active Batters

Soto, Geovany C CHC
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL
Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN
Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS
Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL
Aybar, Erick MI ANA
Butler, Billy CI KC
Gonzalez, Carlos OF COL
Hamilton, Josh OF TEX
Pence, Hunter OF HOU
Werth, Jayson OF PHI
Konerko, Paul U CHW

Active Pitchers MLB

Bell, Heath RP SD
Cueto, Johnny SP CIN
De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL
Hamels, Cole SP PHI
Morales, Franklin RP COL
Price, David SP TB
Sanchez, Jonathan O. SP SF
Santana, Johan SP NYM
Soria, Joakim RP KC

Reserve Batters MLB
Theriot, Ryan SS CHC
Gardner, Brett CF NYY
Young, Chris B. CF ARI

Reserve Pitchers
Capps, Matt RP WAS
Matusz, Brian SP BAL
You're lacking a lot of speed, but I do agree your power will be fine. I'd prefer a hitting team like that, so it's all good for me. Just know you'll need to prowl for some speed during the season. Your pitching is slightly weak on WHIP, but it looks fine on Ks. ERA's fluky, but it could be an issue.

Re: 12 team 5 x 5 mixed

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:03 pm
by Beane Disciple
Very good team. Love the bats and you've got quality arms in there, too. If you're looking for some input, here's what I see:

Konerko had a shockingly productive year in 2009. There's really not a lot of upside there, and plenty of injury-risk/regression to go around. I'm not sure you can really get anything for him, but you might be able to stuff him in a multi-player deal since your league uses Corner Infield.

I am a big fan of trading Closers. I think drafting them with the intention of trading them isn't a bad strategy in general. I do think that you need a quality Starter pretty bad; but with that type of pitcher your team would be downright disgusting. Since you have so many Closers, I'd look to trade them for Starters.

The home run deal I'm really thinking of here is something like Soria for Nolasco. Ricky Nolasco has better peripherals (K/9 combined with K/BB and BB/9) than anyone other than dudes like Lincecum and Halladay. You might be able to get him for Soria straight up.

Regardless, I would look to deal Soria because he commands the most value. I wouldn't touch your bats, other than Konerko unless you absolutely have to.

Re: 12 team 5 x 5 mixed

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:28 pm
by Milkman of Doom
Beane, good stuff. Nolasco went two picks before me in the 8th round, and I was very sad about that. Not sure the guy who drafted him knows what he's got. Grey, you are my new idol. Thanks again both of you.