I'm a long time lurker who is trying to improve his knowledge of baseball from the other side of the pond. This will only be my third year of Fantasy Baseball.
I joined a 12 team H2H league last year part way through the season, I wasn't great but I managed to make the play-offs. I eventually finished fifth. It's a 7x7 league (the usual 5x5 with BB and TB for batters and HLDS and QS for Pitchers). Roster consists of C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, Of x 3, UT x 2, Sp x 2, RP x 2, P x5, BN x 6 and DL x 3. There is a minimum innings pitched of 30 per week and a limit on acquisitions per week of 12.
I've been invited back and have been told that I can keep 8 players from last years roster. These will replace my first 8 draft picks. If I keep less than 8 players I will get an extra draft pick at the end of the draft (I will be keeping 8 then....)
My roster consists of the following 6 who I expect to keep
M. Trout (OF), M. Kemp (OF), J. Votto (1B), G. Stanton (OF), H. Ramirez (3B/SS), A. Jones (OF)
but then I have several options Phillips (2B), Zobrist (2B, SS, OF), Rizzo (1B)
or pitching MadBum, Wainwright, Latos
Balance would say I take MadBum and Wainwright but I'm tempted by Zobrist and Phillips and intrigued by Rizzo's long term potential.