Ok, championship round version of "who do I start"!
Our league does not allow any pickups in the playoffs except one emergency pickup. If you have a player get injured you can pickup someone else but you only get 1. My injuries, Heyward & Beachy happened in the opening weeks of the playoffs and up until now I've managed to get by with my starting lineup (Posey, Goldschmidt, Cano, Segura, Lawrie, A Jones, Choo, Cespedes & Sandoval) and my only bench bat is Profar. I am contemplating using my one injury pickup this week to grab Jarrod Parker as one of my 4 starters, it's a bit of a risk especially with Posey's finger but realistically how many points am I going to get from a waiver catcher anyway... I'm thinking it's possibly worth the risk. Worst case scenario I won't have a position player to start if I get an injury to someone Profar cannot sub for.
Matchups go for two weeks and you cannot change out your pitchers between weeks unless they are on the DL. Need to choose 4 starting pitchers. I am thinking Minor, Ryu, Zimmermann & Parker but Bailey is an option as well. What do you think?
3 Start Options:
Ryu ARI (Cahill), @SF (Vogelsong), @SD (Kennedy)
Minor @MIA (Fernandez), @WAS (Haren), @CHC (Samardzjia)
Zimmerman @NYM (Gee), PHI (Martin), MIA (Alverez)
Wheeler WAS (Haren), SF (Petit), @PHI (?)
Lincecum COL (Chacin), @LAD (Nolasco), @NYY (Sabathia)
Tillman NYY (Sabathia), @TOR (Rogers), @TB (Hellickson)
Samardzjia @CIN (Leake), @MIL (Estrada), ATL (Minor)
Parker @MIN (Hendricks), @TEX (Darvish), MIN (?)
2 Start Options:
Bailey @MIL (Hellwig), @PIT (Liriano)
Wood @MIA (Eovaldi), @WAS (Roark)
Salazar @CHW (Santiago), @KC (Duffy)
Yup... Minor, Ryu, Zimmermann, Parker