Dear RotoRob: What Should I Change?
Rookie Eric Young, Jr., is making a nice impact.
Re: Planning ahead to Week 22
My team is performing to the tune of a .266/.333/.445 line and losing all four of the AVG, OBP, SLG and OPS categories. This is because of the usual suspects Buster Posey, Orlando Hudson, Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino. My pitching is also struggling, as for the second straight week I’m having ratio-killing starts. I’m winning 6-5 in homers and 2-0 in steals, so unless something changes, i’d gain nothing with Eric Young, Jr. starting.
Anything you see that needs changing, or is it dependent on my opponent’s team next week? Other teams are starting to get active again with wire changes, so I don’t have the free rein as I once did on the wire.
My current roster:
C – Brian McCann
1B – Prince Fielder
2B – Orlando Hudson
3B – Adrian Beltre
SS – Jimmy Rollins
OF – Matt Holliday/Shane Victorino/Andre Ethier
UTIL – Buster Posey/Aramis Ramirez
BN – Eric Young, Jr.
DL – Dustin Pedroia
SP – Felix Hernandez/Jair Jurrjens/Ted Lilly
RP – Neftali Feliz/Matt Capps/Billy Wagner
P – Brandon Lyon/Mat Latos/Yovani Gallarado
BN – Trevor Cahill/Gavin Floyd/Adam Wainwright/Daniel Hudson
All or most of the Wire Troll recommendations in the post from last week should be available, though I haven’t monitored the other teams’ moves closely enough to know for sure.
You have a good balance of power and speed. Your pitching is top-tier with good strikeout and win potential. However, the closer situation in Minnesota is a bit scary right now with the arrival of Brian Fuentes. Is Koji Uehara available in your league? If he is I’d make the switch with Capps as it appears that Uehara has the inside track in Baltimore and I think the situation in Minnesota has the potential to be a closer-by-committee scenario. I like your team and its potential to be successful. Let’s hope your guys heed the call and produce at the level they’re capable of and you’ll be in good shape.
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