A Numbers Crunch
Fantasy 411 Fellas,
I am in a 5×5 head-to-head which has two utility spots. As of right now, I have Youkilis and Teahen in my utility roles but have Teixeira on the DL and Mike Cameron and Richie Sexson on the bench (picked up both of them on waivers).
Cameron is heating up but I have no outfield spot for him (Berkman, Swisher and Matsui) and Sexson has great power numbers and his BA should go up.
Do I replace anybody on my roster with somebody else or do I try and look to trade anybody to upgrade pitching?
Thanks for your help,
Jared from Trumansburg, NY
For now, leave your lineup as is. Teahen and Youkilis have been just too consistently productive, and though you’ll eventually want to get Sexson’s power into your active roster, Richie’s still hitting for a miserable average. I think the best solution here is to somehow find a way to trade Cameron, who in the month of June is batting .323 despite striking out roughly once every four at bats. Cameron’s value in head to head leagues takes an added fall thanks to his incredibly streaky nature. Take advantage of the fact that he’s in the midst of a hot stretch, and see what you can get in return.
Zach Steinhorn, MLB.com