This league usually runs 14 or 15 teams deep, so the relief given to the free-agent population allowed me to load up on offense and play to the depth of the hurler class even more than usual. I won this league in 2009 from the back wheel using a similar mindset, so....
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* = 15-plus SB
Turns out that FIRST actually held over a little because those were value plays after my first two turns, which allowed me to grab Rollins and Panda.
My projected offensive starters account for 305 homers and 168 steals, which of course will carry through 100 percent....
That's, of course, more of a guideline than a cemented outlook. I at least wanted to be competitive in bag taking, and I accomplished that, even if I could probably use a more diversified feeder system for that.
This team's batting average deficiency is at least quelled by three high-level options in Pedroia, Ellsbury and Sandoval - not necessarily .300, but close.
Passing up Davis and Werth in the middle rounds would've been a bigger mistake for what could've easily been a power-starved team.
Thusly, with the mashers, I'm hoping for a few more dying quails. (No, PETA, just stop it, relax.)
Definitely was surprised Berkman fell that far, especially when he's playing in the perfect situation to matter once again in fantasy.
I'm probably a little higher on Segura than most others, but the speed skill stood out among middle infielders at that point, and the Keppinger and Nakajima fliers covered me a little.
And the pitchers?
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