I grabbed him a round earlier than he went on average last season and his numbers would indicate he has much greater value. In his last three full seasons, he has posted a WHIP below 1.25 and a sub-3.33 ERA. Not a ton of strikeouts, but he's a stable force as a third starter.
With only one starting pitcher so far, it's time to begin building my staff. I like the way Scherzer dominated hitters after coming back from the minors last season. I'm looking for high-strikeout pitchers and he's definitely one.
Figgins was a fair choice, if not a mild bargain, here. A sluggish 2010 start felled his otherwise solid BA. Gimme 35 to 40 steals at the key and some flexibility.
I usually don't go too early on closers, but felt it was time to get my first closer with many elite guys off the board and my next pick not coming up for a while. Bailey has injury risk, but his upside is great. He can be an elite closer in this league.
Performance dropped last season after grandfather's death. Should return to form near 16-75-.273. Most solid catchers still available at this point.
Three picks in a row where I've rostered players getting up there in
Another power-hitting outfielder, Quentin does little to help you in batting average and stolen base categories. What he does do is hit the ball out of the yard and drive in runs. And you know me, I'll take the muscle guy any day and worry about the fast skinny guy later.
He was good last year and he is young; I wanted a player from the Giants.
He's not exactly Mr. Excitement, but he showed enough in the 2nd half last year to convince me there's a little something left. The corner infield slots were getting shallow very quickly and Lee should post solid numbers from the middle of an improved Baltimore lineup.
I targeted this reliable innings eater because I have several upside targets later. 200 IP, close to 200 K's - maybe a rough WHIP, but he's steady, and grabbing him allows me to take some moderate pitching risks from here on out.
Span gives me a quality third outfielder while providing in runs (averaged 91 the past two years) and stolen bases (averaged 24.5 the past two years). I believe his average will be much better as he produces a .290-100-5-60-25 line.
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