Super Utility and streaming positions

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OaktownSteve
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Super Utility and streaming positions

Postby OaktownSteve » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:50 am

Last year Zobrist played 125 games at 2b, 21 at SS (just holding on to eligibility there), and 44 in the OF. 190 games played!

Martin Prado played 32 games at 2b, 113 @ 3b, 1 at short and 30 in the OF for a total of 175 fantasy eligible "appearances".

If you take a streaming approach to offense in RCL or any other similar league, I think these guys merit serious consideration. Your goal in streaming is to maximize games played and your constrictions are eligible roster spots and also the early locking of rosters for day games. Having guys you can move around is key. Prado in particular is interesting because he gives you not only 2b, 3b and of but also MI and CI. Also, he's a + average guy and fighting low average is going to be a big part of the streaming game.

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Re: Super Utility and streaming positions

Postby Grey » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:18 am

I think while Prado and Zobrist weren't hitting last year you would've wanted a SS or 2B that was on waivers and hitting... Positions that are usually found because they're not used as UTIL men...
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Re: Super Utility and streaming positions

Postby OaktownSteve » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:37 am

Both Prado and Zobrist were above replacement value last year, esp at middle infield slots. My point is related to streaming but not necessarily exclusively a streaming topic I guess. Streaming just complicates it. If the strategic objective is to maximize games played because of the paucity of offensive stats, then roster flexibility becomes increasingly important tactically in the RCL. This is because of the dynamic of roster locking at the beginning of the days first game. Having flexibility increases your chances of having a full roster of active players on any given day. Prado plus replacement level streamer is still better than hot tomato streamer and empty roster spot for that day, if you follow.

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Re: Super Utility and streaming positions

Postby Grey » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Gotcha, I just meant that Prado and Zobrist would go a month at a time where they weren't very good and you wouldn't have wanted them... But I agree with you, a player in your lineup that is playing is better than no one...
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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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