Thursday, March 29, 2007

Go Tribe! & My Team's Makeup

Almost everyone is going to hate this post, so the rest will be after the jump:

The categories in the rotisserie-style 12-team league I'm in are standard: AVG/R/HR/RBI/SB for hitting, ERA/WHIP/W/S/K for pitching. Each team has one player at each position and two "Util" spots which can be anybody; 7 active pitcher spots; and a total of 22 players on the roster, plus two disabled list spots (which aren't available until the season is about to begin). I had the third overall pick in the draft, which I wasn't too thrilled about, but it worked out pretty nicely in the end:


Batting
Pos
Batters
H/AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
C
147/506
61 18 76 3 0.291
(Sea - C)
1B
54/185
28 7 45 0 0.292
(Cle - 1B)
2B
151/539
72 13 58 21 0.28
(Cle - 2B)
3B
114/393
70 18 69 10 0.29
(KC - 3B)
SS
169/617
98 11 52 44 0.274
(Was - SS)
OF
163/570
101 35 109 11 0.286
(Pit - OF)
OF
196/602
119 34 114 10 0.326
(Col - OF)
OF
150/562
82 26 79 25 0.267
(Ari - OF)
Util
104/345
52 22 74 2 0.301
(NYM - OF)
Util
89/348
61 26 60 1 0.256
(Det - OF)
BN
147/603
75 22 98 1 0.244
(SF - 3B)
BN
122/444
55 24 79 4 0.275
(TB - 1B,2B,3B,OF)










Pitching
Pos
Pitchers
IP
W
SV
K
ERA
WHIP
P
68.1
7 36 95 1.58 0.79
(Min - P)
P
78.1
4 36 104 2.30 0.92
(Sea - P)




P
65.1
3 30 73 3.44 1.16
(Col - P)
P
68.1
4 35 75 0.92 0.78
(Bos - P)
P
233.2
19 0 245 2.77 1.00
(Min - P)
P
234.1
16 0 216 3.76 1.27
(Cin - P)




P
192.2
12 0 172 3.22 1.17
(Cle - P)




BN
157.0
12 0 133 3.10 1.30
(Fla - P)
BN
88.1
7 0 35 3.57 1.19
(Cle - P)
BN
189.1
11 0 147 3.61 1.28
(LAA - P)




Hope the formatting there is okay. Anyways, as you can probably guess, I have the strongest pitching as of now, with four quality closers (nobody else has more than three closers, let alone quality ones) and a very solid starting rotation anchored by Johan Santana. I plan on putting Josh Johnson on the DL when I am able to, then picking up and DLing Cliff Lee, then picking up Jake Westbrook. (I'm not biased, really, even if that means I'll have four Tribe starters. :) ) Apparently, when we drafted, only 2-3 guys knew that Johnson had just gotten hurt. Oh well. Harang will likely start almost exclusively on the road (2.98/1.26), Westbrook at home (2.88/1.28). My hitting isn't as strong as I'd like to be [and I was forced to go against my 'draft hitting, pick up pitching' mantra], but it's still solid all-around. I think Josh Barfield (.319 outside of PETCO, now playing in a much better lineup) may be my biggest steal, while I don't think people realize just how good Lopez and Teahen are, even if they know they're good. By biggest worry is Ryan Garko getting at-bats, though they should be able to find a spot for a top prospect who had 45 runs batted in in just 50 games last year... after having just one previous major-league at bat. Johjima was as good as anyone else once Martinez and Mauer were picked; Bay and Holliday are stars to count on; and I'll probably start three of the Alou/Wigginton/Feliz/Byrnes/Thames group every day based on matchups, or pick up other people. Wigginton especially gives me plenty of flexibility.

My draft:
1. (3) Johan Santana
2. (22) Jason Bay
3. (27) Matt Holliday
4. (46) Joe Nathan
5. (51) J.J. Putz
6. (70) Aaron Harang
7. (75) C.C. Sabathia
8. (94) Felipe López
9. (99) Brian Fuentes
10. (118) Jonathan Papelbon
11. (123) Josh Barfield
12. (142) Kenji Johjima
13. (147) Josh Johnson
14. (166) Mark Teahen
15. (171) Eric Byrnes
16. (190) Moisés Alou
17. (195) Jeremy Sowers
18. (214) Josh Willingham
19. (219) Ryan Garko
20. (238) Pedro Feliz
21. (243) Ty Wigginton
22. (262) Kelvim Escobar

(Note: I drafted Willingham thinking he was still C-eligible; as he is not, I dropped him for Thames.) Nu? Any holes, steals, etc. that you see or know of? Anyone I should think about getting if they're still available (and don't say "Albert Pujols" please). Who did I grab too early?

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