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  1. 20-team, redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: Realmuto (C), Ortiz (1B), LaMahieu (2B), Seager (3B), Machado (SS) OF/UT: Harper, Myers, Belt (OF), J-Upton (UT) BN: Pence (OF), H-Perez (2B/3B/OF), Pollock (DL) SP: Scherzer, Hammel, Roark, Smyly, Ventura RP: AJ Ramos, Brach, J- Wilson, Grilli, Knebel, Uehera (DL) So I need to drop someone to make room for Pollock. At first glance, it looks like it should be one of my RPs, since Pence and Perez are too valuable to drop in a 20-teamer, and I need all my SPs. Which brings me to the next bit: Ramos, Brach & Grilli are pretty much undroppable. Justin Wilson & Knebel are the most expendable, for now. Wilson plays for the better team (DET) and has had the better season, but he's been pretty off the last month or so. Knebel is pretty untested and sees fewer Holds opps in MIL, but he's been very good the last month. They've both vultured a save and picked up 3-4 Holds the past month. The wire is pretty bare; these 2 are better than anyone else out there. Would you bank on Wilson's experience or Knebel's nice month going forward? I'm asking now because my hitting lineup is pretty solid and this league may very well come down to ERA & WHIP & Holds... Thanks for the help! Leave a link and I WHIR.
  2. 20-team, redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: Realmuto (C), Ortiz (1B), LaMahieu (2B), Seager (3B), Machado (SS) OF/UT: Harper, Myers, J-Upton (OF), Belt (UT) BN: H-Perez (2B/3B/OF), Pence (OF), Pollock (DL), Margot (NA) SP: Scherzer, Hammel, Roark, Smyly, Ventura, Wheeler (DL) RP: AJ Ramos, Brach, J- Wilson, Grilli 1. So I just traded Thor & H-Strickland for Scherzer (love Thor, but am worried about those bone spurs and wanted to play it safe---I'm in a dogfight for 1st and it's going to come down to Ks/ERA/WHIP), and now I need to pick up another Holds guy. I'm mostly looking for a 9-plus k/9 and solid ERA/WHIP. The best options seem to be Pressly, May, Nicasio, X-Cedeno, D-Hudson, Lorenzen & Michael Feliz. Who's the grab? 2. I've got a stacked hitting lineup and with Pence back, was wondering how to best use it. I'm thinking of platooning LaMahieu & Perez (start DJ at Coors, start Perez and his SBs when DJ's on the road) for starters, but wasn't sure how to slot Pence in (I could always trade an OF, but want to wait closer to the Aug 15 deadline for that) now that J-Up is showing some signs of life. Belt won't hit for as much power, but he's kinda great for OPS purposes. Thoughts? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR.
  3. Turner has much more upside than Ramirez IMO, so I'd make the switch before someone beats you to it. Help here?
  4. I'd want Sano ROS from all the players you've mentioned. I think he's going to turn it on ROS, so I could see dropping both Melvin & Saunders to get Sano & Bregman into your lineup. You can take these chances in a 10-teamer, I think, since you'll always be able to find someone decent on the wire. You could also drop one of your SPs and keep Melvin (& try to trade him for an SP) if you prefer. Help here?
  5. 20-team, redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: Realmuto (C), Ortiz (1B), LaMahieu (2B), Seager (3B), Machado (SS) OF/UT: Harper, Myers, J-Upton (OF), Belt (UT) BN: H-Perez (2B/3B/OF), Kim (1B/OF), Pence (DL), Pollock (DL), Margot (NA) SP: Snydergaard, Hammel, Roark, Smyly, Ventura RP: AJ Ramos, Brach, J- Wilson, Grilli, Strickland 1. Bundy, Straily & Leake are available. I've been struggling with Smyly & Ventura for a long while now. Can I make a switch here or should I be patient? Smyly has a lot of upside, and Ventura did put together a great 2nd half last year after a terrible 1st half. Bundy has mad upside but also a very low floor, plus he'll probably be on a pitch count or an innings limit. Leake is safe-ish but very very boring. Straily has been good but it's hard to trust him given his bullpen, team & ballpark. What would you do? 2. I'll have to drop either Perez or Kim once Pence is activated, & I'd also be able to stash either Lawrie, Plouffe or Cobb on my DL. Which moves would you make? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR!
  6. 20-team, redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: Realmuto (C), Ortiz (1B), LaMahieu (2B), Seager (3B), Machado (SS) OF/UT: Harper, Myers, J-Upton (OF), Belt (UT) BN: H-Perez (2B/3B/OF), AJ Reed (1B), Pence (DL), Pollock (DL), Margot (NA) SP: Snydergaard, Hammel, Roark, Smyly, Ventura RP: AJ Ramos, Brach, J- Wilson, Grilli, Strickland 1. So I can only keep either Reed or Margot in my NA slot: who do you want ROS? 2. I'd be dropping the other guy, and picking up either: Kennys Vargas, Hyun Soo Kim (due back this week), Peraza, Jose Ramirez, Eibner, Teixeira or A-Rod. Who you got? 3. Do you like J-Barrett/D-Hudson (potential ARI closers if they trade Clippard), Benoit, M-Feliz, J-Johnson or D-Hernandez more than any of my Holds guys? Thanks for the help! Leave a link and I WHIR.
  7. You'll never get fair value for Davis while he's on the DL, so why not try to flip Clippard to the Zeigler owner instead? You won't get someone like Hendricks, obviously, but you should be able to get a decent mid/backend-rotation type... Help here? http://forums.rotoworld.com/topic/598409-trade-help-in-deep-20-teamer-whir/
  8. I'm assuming you'd move Sano up into your OF. On paper the trade is even. Greinke replaces Harvey in your rotation. I guess it depends on whether Greinke is the best you can do for Jones. Greinke's injury is apparently a little worse than they thought, which may be nothing major, but could also linger into the rest of the season, and the D-Backs won't have anything to play for, so they could shut him down early if it continues to bother him...If you're looking to buy low on someone with ace upside, why not gamble on Cole instead if you can get him? Help here?
  9. I'd stay put. I think Harris and Dyson have more leash than Uehara, who has been shaky and has an established closer right in line behind him. Harris has really only pitched one bad 1/3 of an inning, so unless he starts blowing up with regularity he should keep the gig... Help here?
  10. I'd stay put too. I'd want Donaldson for Goldy (in a redraft---in a keeper, I'd want Goldy all day), and you don't need a 3B w Bryant, Sano & Valencia already on board. Your SP rotation also feels solid enough for H2H. If you really want an SP upgrade, I guess you could go Goldy & Valencia for Donaldson & Duffy instead? Help here? http://forums.rotoworld.com/topic/598409-trade-help-in-deep-20-teamer-whir/
  11. I agree with the last poster. McCullers has the most upside, followed by Samardzija, Roark, McCarthy (because of the perpetual injury risk with him, otherwise I might move him up a slot)---& like someone said, it's pretty close between these 4. Roark may have the least upside of the 4 (less K-potential), but he also feels like the safest bet, esp. if you count QS. Fister and Glasnow are pretty close after that for me---I just can't trust Fister at all, & I love Glasnow, but he's a rookie and QS as a category limits his value a little I think. The Reds and that ballpark really cramp DeSclafani's value for me. He's last here IMO. Help here?
  12. 20-team, redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: Realmuto (C), Ortiz (1B), LaMahieu (2B), Seager (3B), Machado (SS) OF/UT: Harper, Myers, J-Upton (OF), Belt (UT) BN: Hill (2B/3B), AJ Reed (1B), Pence (DL), Pollock (DL) SP: Snydergaard, Hammel, Roark, Smyly, Ventura RP: AJ Ramos, Brach, J- Wilson, P-Baez, Benoit Pence gets back soon, which makes either Hill or Reed expendable (I need all my pitchers), so I want to package one of them with either Hammel or Angry Yordano for an SP upgrade. Looking at teams in need of 1B/2B/3B/UT help (keep in mind it's a 20-teamer!), I'm thinking I could target Lackey (the other team only has J-Lowrie at 2nd, and this feels like a nice buy-low window for Lackey after a couple poor-ish starts) or maybe even Hamels (the team's starting Giavotella at 2nd, Freese at 1st) on the Hammel side, and Nola (he's got Headley at 3rd and Lind at 1st) on the Angry Yordano side. What do you think? Any of these options seem doable/better? (I could also go for a bigger upgrade, but I want to keep my options open right now---if Thor goes down, I'll need to trade for an ace; if he doesn't, I don't think I need a huge upgrade here, given how strong my hitting is...) Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR.
  13. It's McCullers, Smyly (if not for health concerns I'd rank Smyly above McCullers easily), Garcia, Pineda for me. I'd keep McCullers & Smyly. Help here?: http://forums.rotoworld.com/forum/23-bench-coach-help-forum/?do=add
  14. 20-team, redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: Realmuto (C), Ortiz (1B), LaMahieu (2B), Seager (3B), Semien (SS) OF/UT: Harper, J-Upton, Belt (OF), Myers (UT) BN: Baez (2B/3B/SS), AJ Reed (1B), Pence (DL), Pollock (DL) SP: Snydergaard, Hammel, Roark, Smyly, Ventura RP: AJ Ramos, Phelps, Erasmo, Brach, J- Wilson 1. Erasmo was great for me in April and May, but he's having a terrible June, and he doesn't really K enough to make me want to ride out his slump. Broxton, Romo (due back soon, but I'm always wary of pitchers returning from injury), Michael Feliz, Edwin Diaz & Abad are all available. Make a switch, and if so, who to? 2. I can also pick up an NA stash (I just activated AJ Reed, so I have an open slot there). Giolito, Severino & DeLeon are available. Who's my stash? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR. Thanks for the help---leave a link and I WHIR.
  15. I'd keep your buy-lows, Harper & Archer, even though I love Jo-Fer and Bogaerts. I think Bryce and Archer both turn it around big-time, and that the drop off from Harper to Bogaerts is greater than the bump up from Archer to J-Fer. It's close, and I get why this would seem like a nice deal, but I'd stay put. Help here?