Jump to content

Visit Rotoworld.comRotoworld Forums  
Rotoworld: MLB | NFL | NBA | NHL | NASCAR | CFB
Sports Talk Blogs: PFT | HBT | PBT | CFT | PHT
  Visit NBCSports.com

Moustakas is terrible: help me choose a backup 3B


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
9 replies to this topic

#1 JohnJSal

JohnJSal

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 297 posts

Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

Ok, I'm going to try this question again with some new options, because I'm really frustrated that Moustakas is producing almost literally nothing for my team. The only position I don't have a backup for is 3B, naturally, so I'll probably have to drop Moustakas to make room for another 3B. Here are my options:

Pedro Alvarez
Jedd Gyorko
Trevor Plouffe
Lonnie Chisenhall
Juan Francisco

Those are the top 3B choices available right now. They all have much better production than Moustakas, though all but Francisco have low BAs, and the problem with him is that he's still platooning and I don't think I can risk that if this will be my only 3B.

Based on the lineups for the past week, all of these guys have sat out two or three games, so I'm wondering if any others are in a platoon situation as well, or if they just had regular days off.

Thoughts about what to do with Moustakas? He's really annoying me, but I don't want to be hasty either.

Thanks.

Edited by JohnJSal, 24 April 2013 - 11:34 PM.

Yahoo! Public League (12 team / H2H Standard / 5x5 / Redraft)

C Wilin Rosario
1B Jose Abreu
2B Daniel Murphy (1B)
3B Matt Carpenter (2B)
SS Ian Desmond
OF Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gomez, Alex Rios, Jayson Werth, Jay Bruce, Josh Hamilton

SP Adam Wainwright, James Shields, Cole Hamels, Jordan Zimmerman, Homer Bailey, Gio Gonzalez, Mike Minor, Marcus Stroman, Jesse Hahn, Matt Cain (DL)
RP Koji Uehara, Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton

#2 Fishface

Fishface

    Just Drafted

  • Probationary Member
  • 4 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

I had him too and dropped him a week and a half ago because it was infuriating to watch him, and he kept going O fer nightly. I know people say "Be patient" but i just had a dislike for him. Is Josh Donaldson availabe in your league? He has been pretty decent for me.

#3 Fishface

Fishface

    Just Drafted

  • Probationary Member
  • 4 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:05 AM

out of all those guys I believe Gyorko would see the most at bats, but he plays for the Padres. Not exactly going to score a ton of runs. Man that list is ugly haha

#4 BETTAFISH

BETTAFISH

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,232 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

Alvarez blows but at least hes hot now. Ride him until the wheels fall off. I actually wouldn't drop Moose as bad as he's been. Sometimes when you are weak at a position dropping a player you have with the same position compounds the problem because the player pool at 3b is so shallow. At least if you keep Moose and add Alvarez you can try to ride the hot hand or play matchups instead of being perpetually stuck with one bad slumping option. I'd drop Wandy for Alvarez probably because we all know what he is anyway.
12 Team Roto 5x5
C-Salvador Perez
1B-Jose Abreu
2B-Jose Altuve
SS-Derek Jeter
3B-Miguel Cabrera
OF-Nelson Cruz
OF-Alex Rios
OF-Matt Holliday
Util-David Wright
BN-George Springer/Gregory Polanco/Brock Holt
SP-Yu Darvish/Sonny Gray/Mat Latos/Ian Kennedy/Jacob DeGrom
RP-Mark Melancon/Zach Britton/Cody Allen/Chad Qualls/Jake McGee

#5 JohnJSal

JohnJSal

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 297 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:54 AM

View PostBETTAFISH, on 25 April 2013 - 12:16 AM, said:

Alvarez blows but at least hes hot now. Ride him until the wheels fall off. I actually wouldn't drop Moose as bad as he's been. Sometimes when you are weak at a position dropping a player you have with the same position compounds the problem because the player pool at 3b is so shallow. At least if you keep Moose and add Alvarez you can try to ride the hot hand or play matchups instead of being perpetually stuck with one bad slumping option. I'd drop Wandy for Alvarez probably because we all know what he is anyway.

I'd love to keep Moustakas and just add someone else, but I don't really want to drop anyone else right now. I like have 6 SP, and I definitely don't want to drop any RP. My roster is pretty tight right now, and Wandy's doing pretty well so far.
Yahoo! Public League (12 team / H2H Standard / 5x5 / Redraft)

C Wilin Rosario
1B Jose Abreu
2B Daniel Murphy (1B)
3B Matt Carpenter (2B)
SS Ian Desmond
OF Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gomez, Alex Rios, Jayson Werth, Jay Bruce, Josh Hamilton

SP Adam Wainwright, James Shields, Cole Hamels, Jordan Zimmerman, Homer Bailey, Gio Gonzalez, Mike Minor, Marcus Stroman, Jesse Hahn, Matt Cain (DL)
RP Koji Uehara, Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton

#6 baseballfan12343

baseballfan12343

    Allstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 651 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:13 AM

I would say ride Alvarez while he is hot. Moustakas should not be picked up if you drop him.

Help here? http://forums.rotowo...howtopic=345791
10 Team Mixed, H2H, Keeper League, Overall Record: 90-82-8 (2nd Overall)

Categories: Offense: R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, OBP; Pitching: W, SV, K, BB, ERA, WHIP

C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UTIL

C- Miguel Montero (WW: 15th)
1B- Todd Frazier (WW: 15th)
2B- Robinson Cano (1st)
3B- Nolan Arenado (22nd)
SS- Dee Gordon (WW: 15th)
OF- Giancarlo Stanton (3rd), Carlos Gonzalez (1st), George Springer (WW: 15th)
UTIL- Marlon Byrd (WW: 15th)
Bench- Torii Hunter, Lonnie Chisenhall, Kolten Wong

SP- Johnny Cueto (13th), Madison Bumgarner (15th), Justin Verlander (5th), Alfredo Simon (WW: 15th), Alex Wood (21st), Jacob DeGrom (WW: 15th), Trevor Bauer (WW: 15th)
RP- Steve Cishek (19th), Casey Janssen (WW: 15th)

DL- Angel Pagan (WW: 15th), Brandon Phillips (10th), Yadier Molina (9th)

#7 hailfire4

hailfire4

    Hall of Famer

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,267 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:29 AM

Gyorko is only useful at 2B. As a 3B he is very weak. Even though pedro is not a great choice if u must get a 3B he is ur choice.
12 team NBA Dynasty ROTO 9 cat keep 8 up to 14 keepers*
G Rondo*, COnley*, CP3*, Beverly, Gerald Green George Hll
F Kawhi*, Giannis*, Jeremy Lamb, Jeff Green, Farried
C  Love*, Noah*, Blake Griffin*

MLB 12 team Roto 6X6 Holds + OPS. 1500 IP max, 12-16 keepers 100 bux
C- Santana, 1B Hosmer, MI, Odor, SS, Betts 3B, TFrazier CI Pujols, 2B Matt Carp
CF Harper, RF Bautista, LF Craig, OF Holt, Util, Zobrist, Cron

SP Geritt Cole, Klubler, Hamels, Quintana, Drew Hutchinson
RP Casilla, Cishek, Doolittle, DCarpenter, Bettances, Jake mcgee
BN  Logan Forsythe, Pearce,  Gyorko,  DL Myers DL Trumbo, NA Addison Russell

#8 The Big Bat Theory

The Big Bat Theory

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,045 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:34 AM

View PostJohnJSal, on 25 April 2013 - 12:54 AM, said:

View PostBETTAFISH, on 25 April 2013 - 12:16 AM, said:

Alvarez blows but at least hes hot now. Ride him until the wheels fall off. I actually wouldn't drop Moose as bad as he's been. Sometimes when you are weak at a position dropping a player you have with the same position compounds the problem because the player pool at 3b is so shallow. At least if you keep Moose and add Alvarez you can try to ride the hot hand or play matchups instead of being perpetually stuck with one bad slumping option. I'd drop Wandy for Alvarez probably because we all know what he is anyway.

I'd love to keep Moustakas and just add someone else, but I don't really want to drop anyone else right now. I like have 6 SP, and I definitely don't want to drop any RP. My roster is pretty tight right now, and Wandy's doing pretty well so far.
Why not drop Jansen.  If it is std Yahoo public league, there are no Holds.  Brandon League isn't gonna lose the closer job anytime soon.  And if he does, so what?  You already have 3 closers and that is more then plenty in a h2h Yahoo std.

Edited by The Big Bat Theory, 25 April 2013 - 01:34 AM.


#9 Snilbog

Snilbog

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,070 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

Try Alvarez, but you'll get the same 0-for streaks.  The options are thin my friend.  I'm in the same boat.

Help http://forums.rotowo...howtopic=345801
12 team H2H Traditional 5x5 scoring
We count W-L-T... Currently 5-3-0
C-  Wilin Rosario
1B-  Chris Davis
2B-  Jed Gyorko
3B-  Evan Longoria
SS-  Jean Segura
2B/SS-  Evereth Cabrera
1B/3B-  Kyle Seager
OF-  Giancarlo Stanton
OF-  Alex Rios
OF-  Austin Jackson
Util-  David Ortiz
Bench- Jason Castro, Chase Headley
SP-   Anibal Sanchez, Alex Cobb, Michael Wacha, John Lester, Yordano Ventura, Hiroki Kuroda, Drew Smyly, Trevor Bauer, Stream spot
DL-Josh Hamilton OF, Cliff Lee SP

#10 JohnJSal

JohnJSal

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 297 posts

Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

View PostThe Big Bat Theory, on 25 April 2013 - 01:34 AM, said:

View PostJohnJSal, on 25 April 2013 - 12:54 AM, said:

View PostBETTAFISH, on 25 April 2013 - 12:16 AM, said:

Alvarez blows but at least hes hot now. Ride him until the wheels fall off. I actually wouldn't drop Moose as bad as he's been. Sometimes when you are weak at a position dropping a player you have with the same position compounds the problem because the player pool at 3b is so shallow. At least if you keep Moose and add Alvarez you can try to ride the hot hand or play matchups instead of being perpetually stuck with one bad slumping option. I'd drop Wandy for Alvarez probably because we all know what he is anyway.

I'd love to keep Moustakas and just add someone else, but I don't really want to drop anyone else right now. I like have 6 SP, and I definitely don't want to drop any RP. My roster is pretty tight right now, and Wandy's doing pretty well so far.
Why not drop Jansen.  If it is std Yahoo public league, there are no Holds.  Brandon League isn't gonna lose the closer job anytime soon.  And if he does, so what?  You already have 3 closers and that is more then plenty in a h2h Yahoo std.

I've gotten 6 saves and 11 K from him. Seems pretty decent. But is he not the closer then?

Edited by JohnJSal, 25 April 2013 - 10:33 AM.

Yahoo! Public League (12 team / H2H Standard / 5x5 / Redraft)

C Wilin Rosario
1B Jose Abreu
2B Daniel Murphy (1B)
3B Matt Carpenter (2B)
SS Ian Desmond
OF Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gomez, Alex Rios, Jayson Werth, Jay Bruce, Josh Hamilton

SP Adam Wainwright, James Shields, Cole Hamels, Jordan Zimmerman, Homer Bailey, Gio Gonzalez, Mike Minor, Marcus Stroman, Jesse Hahn, Matt Cain (DL)
RP Koji Uehara, Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton