2012 Fantasy Baseball Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by KJROD20, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    Good, because I picked him tonight. If he just gets back to what he did in 2010, I got a bargain where I got him.
  2. SCrebel

    SCrebel Strictly a suit and tie motherfucker.

    Yeah, because of the injury he got into some really bad habits while trying to overcompensate for the injury in his swing. It didn't help that our hitting coach last year sucked and got fired basically because he couldn't communicate with the younger guys like Heyward. He's still a work in progress, but I'm expecting a good year.
  3. i'm a sucker for high risk/reward. usually why i end up losing. Reyes, Crawford, Heyward, Goldschmidt, LoMo, Josh Johnson, Santana. this is like my dream team :laugh:
  4. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    I've got Goldschmidt in two leagues now because I haven't had any of the top 1b and there's such a massive drop off. I'm not sure what to make of Josh Johnson, but I had a moment where I started to think of him along with Verlander/Kershaw and thought it was too good to pass up.
  5. depends on where you got him or how much you got him for. in my 10 team mixed, i got him with the 132nd pick. i don't know how much stock you put in it, but i listened to an interview with espn's physical therapist lady, stephania bell, where she talked about his rehab before last year vs. this year. i'm a total layman, so this will sound like a layman recounting what she said. apparently last year, JJ was working out like he was training for a world's strongest man competition, thinking it would make his shoulder stronger, when really it didn't do anything to strengthen it. if anything, apparently it caused more stress on it. this year, he was doing more specialized stuff. range of motion with super light weights. basically stuff that you only do if you're a pitcher, and he said his shoulder's never felt stronger. watch him blow it out in may :laugh:
  6. Travis Snider was apparently sent down to the minors. Keep an eye on Eric Thames from Toronto, especially if he ends up hitting 2nd, which is definitely possible. Good power, walks a decent amount. Couldn't hit left-handed pitching for shit last year, but he's young.
  7. ATLEnergyGuy

    ATLEnergyGuy When I wanna be a superhero, I just wake up

    First Draft, I'm not sure how I feel about the line-up. Let me know what you think. 12-man head to head league.

    C - Miguel Montero
    1B - Albert Pujols
    2B - Dan Uggla
    3B - Hanley Rameriez (Once he qualifies, listed only at SS right now)
    SS - Asdrubal Cabera
    LF - Delmon Young
    CF - Michael Bourn
    RF - Corey Hart
    Utility - Gaby Sanchez (1B)
    Bench - Emilio Bonifacio (SS, 3B, LF)
    Bench - Adam Dunn (1B)

    I got Adam Dunn with my last pick so no real risk and potentially high upside. Bonifacio should be a decent filler while I wait for Hanley to become 3B eligible.

    SP - Jered Weaver
    SP - Mat Latos
    SP - Anibal Sanchez
    SP - Colby Lewis
    SP - Jonathan Sanchez
    RP - Craig Kimbrel
    RP - Joel Hanrahan
    Bench - Jair Jurrjens
    Bench - Randy Wolf
    Bench - Jonny Venters (2nd to last pick, meant to pick someone else and fucked up, decent handcuff if Kimbrel goes down, but it'll likely be used as a drop spot for SPs anyways.)

    This was probably the weirdest draft I've seen. SP yet EARLY and often. 3rd pick was Kershaw and fourth was Verlander.
  8. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire

    Just finished my main league draft. 12 team, H2H, 5x5

    Team name: TheseCrabsIchiro

    C: J. Montero-once he gains eligibility
    1B: Hosmer
    2B: Kelly Johnson :mulletsmug: pick
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: Hanley
    OF: Braun
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Ichiro
    Util: Konerko

    SP: Cain
    SP: Dan Hudson
    RP: Storen
    RP: League
    P: Romero
    P: Marcum
    P: Fister
    P: Farnsworth
    P: Balfour
    P: Norris
    P: Broxton
    P: Lidge
    P: Zambrano
  9. TLAU

    TLAU ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

    Heyward is a deal this year. especially in keeper leagues. impossible for him to have as bad of a year as he did last year
  10. Pelican

    Pelican COOL huh

    This is the team I drafted last night. I won the league last year, will probably be tough to repeat. I'm okay with this team, but nothing too outstanding.

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  11. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    drafted this team last night...gonna have to shelf Utley and Howard until they're healthy but I got them waaaaaaay late so I don't feel bad about picking them

    C Mauer SP Verlander
    1b Miggy Cabrera SP Price
    2b Utley RP Papelbon
    SS Castro RP Putz
    3b Lawrie P Josh Johnson
    CI R. Howard P J. Walden
    MI Aybar P J. Venters
    OF J. Upton BN Fister
    OF Bruce BN Clippard
    OF Heyward BN Sale
    UTL Boesch BN K. Jansen
    BN Trout
    BN Raburn
  12. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    effing' format
  13. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    Mauer is one of the guys I've had the hardest time with. I think he's going to have a pretty big year in just about every non-HR category, and guys like him give more value than most catchers because they play so many games even when they don't catch.
  14. Canesfan3234

    Canesfan3234 Fan of: Bandwagons

    looking to jump into a league if anyone needs one more
  15. EnriqeShockwave

    EnriqeShockwave New Member

    I've been offered a trade in a h2h points and keeper league. There's no keeper inflation, so you get the player for the rest of his career in the round he was taken in. That's only relevant with the two prospects in this deal.

    I would give up:

    Alexei Ramirez
    Bryce Harper (15th round keeper)
    Mat Latos
    12th round pick

    I would receive:

    Asdrubal Cabrera
    Mike Trout (14th round keeper)
    13th round pick




    Here is my current roster:

    C: Alex Avila
    1B: Eric Hosmer
    2B: Brandon Phillips
    SS: Alexei Ramirez
    3B: Adrian Beltre
    LF: Delmon Young
    CF: BJ Upton
    RF: Justin Upton
    Util: Jay Bruce
    Bench: Bryce Harper

    SP: Felix Hernandez
    SP: David Price
    RP: Joe Nathan
    P: Jordan Walden
    B: Matt Moore
    B: Madison Bumgarner
    B: Brandon Morrow
    B: Mat Latos
    B: Jaime Garcia
    B: Trevor Cahill
  16. Clown

    Clown No relation to Clown Baby

    Mauer and Posey are both going about the same range, they both could be great values if they stay healthy.
  17. eHo

    eHo Fan of teams that never win shit, & the Seahawks.

    My knee jerk, no analysis reaction is "Jesus god no!"
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  18. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    If you think Cabrera is going to build on last season and stay at that level for a few years, I guess I could see making that deal. I think it's pretty likely he regresses, though, so I wouldn't do it. Makes some sense to deal an arm or two for a SS with your roster, though.
  19. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    Again, I got him pretty late and picked him over Avila who will come back down to Earth this year
  20. nofatchix

    nofatchix Pitchfork Assassin

    I'd probably say no on that. Would rather have Harper than Trout in fantasy, although in a league where it matters what position they play (i.e. LF, CF, RF vs. OF, OF, OF) it certainly makes it more interesting.

    I don't think Asdrubal makes up the difference there, even with Alexei Ramirez being almost totally irrelevant fantasy-wise. Let alone with Latos added in and losing a 12th rounder for a 13th rounder. I'm not a huge believer in Asdrubal yet though.
  21. jkun

    jkun UGA, Falcons, Braves, Tennis

    Drafted this team last night, we use OBP and QS over AVG and W's. Not really sold on this team at all.. (Cano fell to 14 some fucking how why i have him and tulo)

    Different than any team i've drafted before... i've gotta pray my pitching pans out.

    Batters:
    C: wieters
    1b: Santana
    2b: cano
    SS: tulo
    3b: Zimmerman
    1b/3b: brandon belt
    2b/ss: Dustin Ackley
    OF: Nelson Cruz
    OF: jay Bruce
    OF: Ichiro
    OF: Brett Gardner
    Util: Melky Cabrera
    Util: Brennan Boesch
    Reserve: Lucas Duda

    Pitchers

    P Johnny Cueto, Cin SP
    P Mike Minor, Atl SP
    P Tyler Clippard, Wsh RP[​IMG]
    SP Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP
    SP Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    SP Jeremy Hellickson, TB SP
    RP Drew Storen, Wsh RP DTD
    RP Rafael Betancourt, Col RP
    RP Javy Guerra, LAD RP
    Bench Neftali Feliz, Tex RP
    Bench Lucas Duda, NYM 1B, OF
    Bench Chad Billingsley, LAD SP
    Bench Jonathan Sanchez, KC SP
    Bench John Danks, CWS SP
  22. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    I wasn't criticizing you for taking him.
  23. lazy bum

    lazy bum active consumer

    just to echo there's no way I'd do that deal.
  24. TLAU

    TLAU ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

  25. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    I didn't mean to come off defensive...Mauer was just another guy coming off an injury that I took a chance on along with Howard and Utley. No way dude sniffs double digit HRs and I echo your thoughts on his other productivity
  26. EnriqeShockwave

    EnriqeShockwave New Member

    Alright, went away from the Asdrubal/Ramirez deal but the guy is still coming after a pitcher.

    Would you do this trade?

    It's a head-to-head keeper points league.

    I would give up Brandon Phillips, Bryce Harper and Brandon Morrow. I would receive Ian Kinsler and Mike Trout.

    I consider the prospects a better fit for me because I can use Trout as my CF keeper for a long time with Justin Upton locked into RF for me. The 2B upgrade is obvious. As you can see with my staff below, I've got a lot of depth to be okay with losing Morrow.

    Would you do that trade?


    Thanks.

    Here is my current roster:

    C: Alex Avila
    1B: Eric Hosmer
    2B: Brandon Phillips
    SS: Alexei Ramirez
    3B: Adrian Beltre
    LF: Delmon Young
    CF: BJ Upton
    RF: Justin Upton
    Util: Jay Bruce
    Bench: Bryce Harper

    SP: Felix Hernandez
    SP: David Price
    RP: Joe Nathan
    P: Jordan Walden
    B: Matt Moore
    B: Madison Bumgarner
    B: Brandon Morrow
    B: Mat Latos
    B: Jaime Garcia
    B: Trevor Cahill
  27. you might not see Utley and Howard until July
  28. nofatchix

    nofatchix Pitchfork Assassin

    Tell him to fuck off with the Trout/Harper stuff, and trade him Phillips and Morrow for Kinsler.
  29. lazy bum

    lazy bum active consumer

    yes, this.
  30. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    Yeah I know...took them with 2 of my last 5 picks, will stash them on the DL ASAP and then will use the available roster space for stopgaps/prospects until they are good to go. Our league only allows three keepers so I don't worry too much about stashing prospects during the draft
  31. EnriqeShockwave

    EnriqeShockwave New Member

    Thanks for the input. I ended up doing Phillips, Morrow and Jaime Garcia for Kinsler. Might've got the worse part of that trade, but I've still got my top five starters (Felix H, Price, Matt Moore, Bumgarner and Latos) still on my team. Turns my lineup into this.

    C: Alex Avila
    1B: Eric Hosmer
    2B: Ian Kinsler
    SS: Alexei Ramirez
    3B: Adrian Beltre
    LF: Delmon Young
    CF: BJ Upton
    RF: Justin Upton
    Util: Jay Bruce
    Bench: Bryce Harper


    May or may not have got the best of the trade, but I love Kinsler and was dealing from an area of strength.
  32. a healthy Kinsler is a fantasy monster
  33. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire

  34. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    Isn't Harper potentially moving to CF? Or was that scrapped?
  35. That's what I read. Had something to do with the Nats having no faith in Jayson Werth playing CF I think.

    And good god, I didn't realize Werth was 6'5 225
  36. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire

  37. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire

    And yes, he is a neanderthal.
  38. Rammer Jammer

    Rammer Jammer Fan Of: Bama, Braves, Packers, MSU Baseball

  39. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    like Pomeranz alot...wish he didn't have to pitch half his starts in Col.
  40. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad

    what do you think of this trade?

    Team A gets Justin Upton, Chase Utley, and David Price

    Team B gets I. Kinsler, D.Jennings, and Cory Luebke
  41. TLAU

    TLAU ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

    probably take B but it's a close one. Utley and Kinsler are both studs when healthy but get hurt often these days. Price a little better than Leubke. Upton a little better than Jennings. Kinsler decent amount better than Utley. pretty fair all around IYAM
  42. TigerGrad04

    TigerGrad04 New Member

    Looking at FA's after Chris Carpenter goes on DL.

    What do you think about Morneau and Liriano? Anyone believing they bounce back?
  43. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    Team A, and it's not close.
  44. TLAU

    TLAU ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

    Liriano having a pretty badass spring. But who knows how long he'll keep pitching that well.
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  45. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    Liriano is worth taking a chance on. I'm not sure what Morneau has left at this point. I wouldn't count on him for anything.
  46. 850

    850 New Member

    Team B if this is a keeper league. Utley has arthritic knees and his future looks grim. He should hold very little value right now. If not a keeper, I'd bank on sophomore slumps from Jennings and Luebke and take A regardless of Utley's health.
  47. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    I don't get this at all. I wouldn't trade Upton and Price for Kinsler, Jennings and Luebke in a traditional or keeper league, but especially not in a keeper league.
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  48. TLAU

    TLAU ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

    well you are undervaluing Jennings and Luebke IMO. Luebke has a very high ceiling in everything except Ws due to his lineup
  49. nofatchix

    nofatchix Pitchfork Assassin

    Yeah, it's a definite no in a keeper league. Kinsler and Upton are pretty close in terms of value for the upcoming season, but long-term I'm sticking with Upton without thinking twice. Same with Price over Luebke. I'd obviously take Jennings over Utley as a keeper, but I don't think he quite makes up the gaps in the other two.

    I might do it in a yearly league though. Depends on the rest of my roster, and if I had any confidence in Luebke repeating his 2011 over 180+ innings as a starter (I'd expect a decent dip in his K/9 numbers at the very least).

    I like Kinsler an awful lot though. I'm just waiting to see him put up a year like 2011 or 2009 where he also has any sort of normal BABIP. He'd be an absolute fantasy monster.
  50. MG2

    MG2 Still celebrating the Jim Schwartz era

    Jennings and Luebke are both unlikely to ever be as good as Upton or Price right now, and both of those players are still trending up. Kinsler is really good, but give me Upton easily over anyone in that deal, long term or just this year. I like Kinsler, but not on that level.
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