Category:Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: April 4, 2011 1:13 am

Fantasy Baseball Team-- HELP WANTED

Hey guys, my fantasy league just drafted a few days ago and I'm curious to get other's opinions of moves that I need to make. I didn't do as much research as other years. I have good general knowledge of most of the league's players, but there are some prospects I picked that I really didn't research and just picked them hoping that they would pan out. I drafted in a 12 man league on yahoo, which scores by stat categories (unlike CBS scoring). Here is the team:

C- Carlos Santana
1B- Kevin Youkilis
2B- Rickie Weeks
3B- Pedro Alvarez
SS- Hanley Ramirez
OF- Mike Stanton
OF- Carlos Lee
OF- Jose Tabata
Util- Derek Lee
Util- Lance Berkman

SP- Tim Lincecum
SP- Josh Johnson
RP- Huston Street
RP- Andrew Bailey (DL)
P- Brett Myers
P- Johnathan Sanchez
P- Dan Haren
P- Josh Beckett
BN- Jeremy Helickson
BN- Kyle Drabek
BN- Johnny Cueto (DL)
BN- Jair Jurrjens (DL)
BN- Travis Wood
BN- Jose Contreras (until Bailey comes off the DL)

My usual strategy is to focus on infield early on and then draft pitchers late. But this year, I decided against that and snagged Lincecum and Johnson early on. I used my high picks to get Han-Ram, Youk, and Weeks. I wanted a catcher who would play everyday (not Brian McCann) so I went with Santana fairly early since he plays 1B occassionaly. Now my riskiest pick was Alvarez and Tabata, both Pirates who I don't know much about. I want to know from you guys whether or not I should sell early on these guys because they're not that highly touted. Also, Stanton is another prospect who everyone figures will have a breakout season. Is it worth keeping him or selling him now? Lee and Berkman I'll probably replace, so if there are any under the radar prospects that are most likely not on anyone's rosters, you guys can tell me. Weeks is another guy who seems to be entering his prime and yet may be worth trading (only 1 full season healthy). Anyone have any thoughts on Weeks?

As for the starting pitching, I'm a little more knowledgable about some of the prospects I'm picking (like Drabek and Helickson), but I'm fairly uncertain about Cueto, Jurrjens, and Wood. Have these guys looked good and camp and are they worth hanging on to?

Thanks for the help.
Category: Fantasy Baseball
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