What to do when your team is just awful....
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:32 AM
So here I am 2014 and my team which looks good on paper is riddled with massive under-performers. The details are inconsequential, but let's just say I have a team of Edwin Encarnacion's right now at multiple positions.
We're entering the 4th week, and I'm wondering do I sell high on a couple of the good one's (i.e. Adrian Gonzalez) and try to get some middle-to better performers to buoy my lineup, or do I assume that 75% of my squad is just starting slow and will round into form as the year continues? Good lord my team is awful right now.
I know better than to panic and do something stupid, but the WW is thin and my options are basically wait-n-see or start crafting trades...something I have little experience in.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:35 AM
12 Team Roto Dynasty 11 cats (Oreb, Dreb, TOs counted)
PF: K. Love
C: D. Jordan
G/F: L. Stephenson
F/C: Markieff Morris
UTIL: D. Sloan
UTIL: Solomon Hill,
BN: E. Payton, T. Mozgov, James Johnson, Ed Davis , J. Henson, M. Dunleavy
IR: O'Quinn, D. Carroll
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:37 AM
For roto standings, there can still be movement. It depends what categories you're down in and how much. Things like Saves and Wins you can see more catch-up in. Things like Average, ERA, and WHIP are tougher.
In an auction keeper, I would wait until June or July to see where you stand. And if you're really out of it, start looking to next year. Trade away your best players for guys who are cheap to keep for 2015.
Edited by Matthias, 21 April 2014 - 10:37 AM.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:44 AM
Edited by bigbluecrew56, 21 April 2014 - 10:45 AM.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:46 AM
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:58 AM
Remember that in April the weather sucks, all teams have juice to them because there is nobody "out if it", and developing teams arent considering calling up prospects yet. By July, half the league has quit and is just going through the motions, pitchers are starting to get tired, the weather gets hot which is conducive to better hitting, and the cream starts rising to the top.
All it takes this early in the season is one or two good weeks from a couple players on your team to dramatically change the standings. I went from 12th to 5th in my deep 14-team roto league in two weeks. Stats are still fairly close together where a big week actually makes a difference. Give things some time to shake out so you can actually pinpoint your weaknesses and improve on them.
Its hard - Ive been there before - but all you end up doing by shaking a struggling team up this early is sell low on quality players and then miss out on the correction.
Edited by JaNelson38, 21 April 2014 - 11:00 AM.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:04 AM
2013 Fantasy Baseball Champion Friends and Family League
Go Rays ! Go Orioles! Go Alex Cobb!
12 Team H2H Standard 5 Keepers
UTL: Victor Martinez
Bench: Turner, Melky
SP: Price, Liriano, Hammel, Samardzijda, Ervin Santana, Nola
RP: Familia, Boxberger, Axford, Soria, Kenley
Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:06 AM
Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:09 AM
Last year through Week 4 I was 8th out of 11. I had a really good pitching staff, but had many underachievers on offense. So I blew up my team, traded all my pitching to get better hitting and went into full on stream mode. By Memorial Day I was in 2nd. Spent most of the 2nd half in 1st. End of the year my constant rostering of 4.25 ERA pitchers and 1.35 WHIP's cracked and I ended up 3rd. But I did salvage my season and made it interesting. Sometimes you have to know your strengths and weaknesses and do whatever it takes to adjust. Its always easier to find good pitching on the WW than it is consistent hitting.
Yes. Its hard to always keep that in mind but I do when making trades. So many fantasy owners overpay for pitching. If you're looking to make an early move, target a contending team that is still healthy but weak on pitching a quality SP for a quality bat. Much more often than not the bat will outperform the pitcher from a fantasy standpoint the rest of the year.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:39 AM
Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:41 AM