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You can protect two of any of the following players in the round they were drafted (11-24). Which would you protect?
11-Howie Kendrick (LAA - 1B,2B)
12-Mike Napoli (Tex - C,1B)
13-Trevor Cahill (Oak - SP)
14-Aroldis Chapman (Cin - RP)
15-Jeremy Hellickson (TB - SP,RP)
16-Rajai Davis (Tor - OF)
17-Brian Matusz (Bal - SP)
18-Yunel Escobar (Tor - SS)
19-Andrés Torres (SF - OF)
20-Logan Morrison (Fla - OF)
21-Hong-Chih Kuo (LAD - RP)
22-Dexter Fowler (Col - OF)
23-Wilson Ramos (Was - C)
24-Kevin Slowey (Min - SP)
10 Team Head-to-head League / Start standard fielding position + 1 Utility, 3 SP, 2 RP and 2 SP/RP.
This post was edited by JJBittenbinder 2 years ago
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
Are these the only 2 protected players or are you already protecting anyone else from rounds 1-10?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by fearthenoodle 2 years ago
Cahill and Hellickson at first glance.
I was going to say Napoli and Hellickson. It is ridiculous just how much better Napoli is than every other fantasy catcher right now. And he only played 113 games last year.
This post was edited by fearthenoodle 2 years ago
No other protections....
I think Hellickson is a given....need more convincing on Cahill.
I've seen Napoli highly ranked, but I'm scratching my head as to why.
Napoli was my next choice. I'm always so weary of drafting him because of how many games he sits, but he still puts up crazy numbers.
A catcher who hit .320 with 30 HRs in only 113 games last year. No VMart this year and Posey coming off an injury.
If I took Kendrick, it'd be my 4th straight year w/ him. We're tight. Probably safe to roll the dice on him being available later in the draft?
It made no sense for him to sit as much as he did last year. I think he should play in more games this year if he is healthy.
That's what gets me, but noodle may have swayed me.
It depends on if you believe Cahill will play more like 2010 than 2011. He's only 23. I believe I read somewhere that Cahill's stats were skewed by a few very bad games, which made him more valuable than the rankings indicated in h2h leagues.
(Napoli still probably a better pick... but I do like Cahill as a sleeper this year)
This post was edited by WheresWallace 2 years ago
Cahill going to AZ from Oakland might not help him much.
Here is the results of a mock draft this past weekend in an "experts" league. 15-team mixed.
Napoli went 32nd overall (3rd round)
Kendrick went 85th overall (6th round)
Hellickson went 156th overall (11th round)
Cahill went 218th overall (15th round)
Just to give you some idea of value (obviously all leagues are different).
10 team h2h league with these stats: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS // W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP.
Probably my 6.
There's no question Napoli is one of the guys you keep JJ. It's than a toss-up between Hellickson and Cahill. Might go Cahill since he gets the league change. Arizona isn't the best place for a pitcher but he'll face easier lineups.
6x6 keeper league where we keep 6
My keepers probably are going to be
Moore (special rule, don't worry about him)
And i'm deciding between arod and posey. Would I be dumb to keep posey over arod? I heart him but i'm afraid that he'll really struggle after the big injury. I'm also sick of dealing w/ arod
I just embarrassed myself with this post
Santana had the same or a similar injury, no? I think Posey will be fine, I'd keep him over A-Rod at this point.
N-N-N-N-Napoli know how
Follow up question to this
Would you do Kinsler for Fielder and Holliday?
Pretty good return, no? I'm not entirely sold on Holliday. I think he's going to be hurt by Pujols not being in the lineup
Draft results (head to head league):
C - Napoli
1B - A. Gonzalez
2B - D. Espinosa
3B - Longoria
SS - D. Gordon
OF - Hamilton, Bruce, Werth
Util - Cespedes
Bench - Maybin, Y. Escobar, Bourjos, Rajai Davis
SP - King Felix, D. Price, J. Hellickson, Gallardo, Scherzer, C. Lewis, E. Jackson, B. McCarthy
RP - J. Valverde, B. Wilson, F. Salas
I kind of hate my offense. I really got handcuffed on a couple picks where everyone in my queue got snatched in the 4 picks preceding mine....hence Jay Bruce and Jayson Werth in my outfield. Amazed I got Cespedes in the 17th (keeper round)...I hope he pans out. Really weak at 2B and SS....the cupboard was bare, so I waited for late rounds to get some possibly high upside guys. Maybe Gordon will surprise at short.
I'm digging my pitching staff. May have taken Price a bit early (5th) and Gallardo is going to drop off, but I think I'm in good shape for wins and Ks.
I'd start Escobar over Gordon. I like your offense, Espinosa is a likely hole but everyone else seems either strong or average.
I'd do that deal. I like Kinsler but he's entering his age 30 season and he's never been that durable. 2B typically fall off pretty fast so I'd sell him now maybe a year too early rather than hold him during his decline.
Thanks for bumping this ftn, but if you're going to do that, you migh as well at least address my question in the locked thread.
Draft is in 20 minutes. If anyone wants to chime in, that would be a fun thing to do for me.
I have my draft tonight. 12 team mixed, no crazy categories/scoring. Start 3 OF and one UTIL. I have the 12th pick and then the 13th.
I plan on taking two of these five and would appreciate some advice on how to order them. I realize that in all likelihood 3 of those guys might be gone and my decision will be made for me. But in a perfect world...
Currently I have them like this:
Everyone loves threads where people post their teams. Well, here's how my draft worked out (12 team mixed, obp in place of avg, up to 3 keepers at a 3 round penalty each year).
C -- Wieters, J. Montero
1B -- Trumbo, Dunn, Gamel
2B -- Kendrick
3B -- Longoria
SS -- D. Gordon, Desmond
OF -- J. Upton, N. Cruz, A. Jones, Ichiro
UTIL -- one of the guys from above
SPs...Strasburg (kept from last year, 17th rounder this year), Grienke, Bumgarner, Hanson, Worley, Teheran (last round pick)
RPs...Motte, S. Marshall, C. Perez
It's okay. OBP is going to be an issue, but once Trumbo has 3B eligibility and Montero has C, I should have some valuable surplus that I can turn into something interesting.
Love me some Mat Gamel
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