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July 26, 2013

Fantasy Mailbag

Filling the Void

by BP Fantasy Staff


Question: My recent pick-ups, Nathan Eovaldi and Erasmo Ramirez, didn't work out too well. I was wondering how you would rank the following: John Danks, Ramirez, Eovaldi and Corey Kluber). And, just as important, how many of them would you start in a two-start week over one start from, say, Francisco Liriano, Alex Cobb, or Anibal Sanchez? That last answer helps me determine if they are even worth owning. I'm not really chasing anything like strikeouts or wins right now and don't want to get blown up in WHIP or ERA.

Answer: I would rank these pitchers Kluber, Ramirez, Eovaldi, and Danks. I'd prefer Liriano and Sanchez in any 1-start match-up to these guys. With Cobb it’s hard to bank on a guy who is hurt right now with so much uncertainty around his injury recovery time.

Question: This is a H2H, 16-team dynasty league (H, R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, BB, K, SB, IP, H, ER, HR, BB,K, QS, SV, HD) I'm selling this season, as there is no possible way I can make the playoffs.

Below are the player's salaries and free agent dates. Everyone had a $200 budget at the beginning of the year. I get Cole Hamels ($23, 2019), Chris Getz ($1,2015), Nick Castellanos ($1, Rookie), and David Wright ($44, 2021)

For Nelson Cruz ($13, 2014), Omar Infante ($5, 2014), Juan Pierre ($1, 2014), Jon Lester ($14, 2014 team option), and Adam Wainwright ($18, 2019)

I don't like the smell of this. I'm dealing away power with Cruz, steals with Pierre, and a Cy Young pitcher in Wainwright for the downside of Hamels, the downside of Wright, Chris Getz, and a solid prospect. I'm hesitant to include Wainwright for Wright because I could get more value for Wainwright elsewhere. Wright plays in a pitchers' park and is on the downside of his peak.

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