I drafted Braun in the last round that year and stashed him. When he hit 8 home runs in spring training, I knew he was going to become a beast. It was worth the wait.
Jose Bautista is hitting for solid power at 3B. Overbay and Randy Ruiz are terrible. Not sure what mgmt will do with Overbay's contract, but there's no reason to play him any longer. Sent Ruiz packing and keep Overbay around as a pinch hitter and occasional sub for one of Lind/Wallace.
I was planning to wait longer on Wallace, but I just scooped him because we're roughly two weeks away, can't risk it. The Cubs brought up Castro out of the blue, well before June 1st. Even if I don't have a place for him to play (Miggy at 1B, Vlad at U), he could carry legit trade value due to his keeper status in my league.
12-teamer, H2H, points, 4 keepers.
Hitters: +1 single, +2 dbl, +3 trpl, +4 HR, +1 RBI, +1 run, +1 BB/HBP, -1 K, +2 SB, -1 CS
Pitchers: +1.5 IP, +1 K, -1 BB/HBP, +5 W, -3 L, +4 S, -2 BS, +3 CG, +10 shutout
Start one player at each position + utility, 4 SPs, 2 RPs. 8 reserves.
C: Y. Molina
SS: Al. Ramirez
OF: Bautista, Corey Dickerson, & one of R. Castillo, Fowler, Snider
U: one of Pearce, R. Castillo, Fowler, Snider, Jung Ho Kang
SP: four of J. Shields, Iwakuma, P. Hughes, A. Sanchez, Ryu, Shoemaker, S. Miller, Jon Gray
RP: two of D. Robertson, C. Allen & A. Miller