Originally Posted by Steve B.
C Molina/Shoppach Steve 1B- Jesus wouldn't beat Pujols Slim 2B- Slim SS- Slim will dispute this, but I think this is a wash UNLESS Tulo gets hurt again 3B- Slim IF A-Rod comes back in decent form OF- Steve Util- Wash SP- Wash RP- Steve Depth/Bench- Steve Steve wins 4, Slim wins 4, 3 Washes Pretty even IMO. But as posted above Slim wins team pretty handily. Do you REALLY spend 80 hrs preparing for a draft?
I am going to do a double take every time I see that you rated our starting pitching as a "wash"... I think there are a couple of other "washes" on your list that are washes only in a best case scenario for you
. If you have less than the optimum production, say, statistical average years, most of your washes are in fact areas where I'm stronger than you. SS: Hardy vs Tulo in the same three year period 06-08: Runs - 226/167, HR - 64/33, RBI - 218/151,
SB - 5/11, AVG - .270/.276 That's not quite a wash. Util: Currently, this is a Mike Aviles vs Jorge Cantu matchup This could be a wash, considering that Cantu had 200+ at bats when Aviles was called up last year. I think Aviles' BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS .325 .354 .480 .833
\tvs Cantu's .277 .327 .481 .808 \tfrom last year are pretty telling though. OF: Abreu/Dye/DeRosa vs Quentin/Cruz/Ibanez 08 stats. Runs - 299/200, HR - 75/66, RBI - 283/236, SB - 31/12
, AVG - .291/.303 That's not a victory for you, unless either Cruz for Maybin has a 100/25/80/20/.300 year, or all of my guys tank. As it stands, my OF is better. And as far as depth/bench, I guess it depends who's on your bench... As of right now, my bench players kill yours statistically, because A-Rod is on there. When he's healthy, he will probably be replaced by Lowell - but assuming your bench stays as-is (which I assume may not be the case by the time I move A-Rod, I still win that battle statistically Lowell/Church/Matsui:170/47/155/24
/.281 Hudson/Shoppach/Maybin:130/38/98/8/.355 (inflated by Maybin's .500 average) So for the moment, that's me too. I'm not saying that this is how everything will work out, but statistically speaking, aside from your unknown quantity in Maybin (and that very well may equalize either your OF or Bench, but not both) And then theres starting pitching: Webb, Peavy, Hamels, Garza, Snell, Morrow vs Sabathia, Lee, Vasquez, Nolasco, Meche, Jiminez: Wins - 67/92, K's - 883/1162, ERA - 3.61/3.56, WHIP - 1.26/1.23... So as it stands, that is a win for you, but wait two more days and I will take two or three of those categories back from the waiver wire. I'll call it a wash, numerically speaking, but I also have a starter coming out of the BP from last year who should have Lincecum like pitching numbers, so last years numbers are a little deceptive. this is how your H2H matchup really looks:
1B- Jesus wouldn't beat Pujols Slim 2B- Slim SS- Slim 3B- Slim IF A-Rod comes back in decent form OF- Slim Util- Wash SP- Steve (for a couple days, then probably a wash) RP- Steve Depth/Bench- Slim