Pitch or Ditch for Friday, September 24

Pitch
or Ditch is a strategy for (ideally) daily mixed leagues in which you
pick up
starters on a day-to-day basis based on how well they are pitching and
their
upcoming matchups, then cut them in favor of new guys the next day. The
concept
is that the shallower the league, the more quality starting pitching is
available on the free agent wire, so rather than drafting expensive
starters,
it’s better to build a strong offense and bullpen and let the free agent
wire
populate your starting staff during the season. As a bonus, a handful of
“PoD”
guys emerge each year as worth keeping all year long, like Jair Jurrjens
last
year or Cliff Lee in ’08.

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PoD chart September 15.pdf

Top 10 by position for 2011

2010 All-Surprise and All-Disappointment Teams

2010 All-Fantasy Team

Beckett_josh.jpg
CORY’S PICKS

Beckett @
Pettitte

Hochevar @
Tomlin

Liriano @
Verlander

Guthrie @ Cecil – great
second half by Guthrie

Vargas @ Niemann -
Vargas finally faded, especially on the road

F. Garcia @
Pineiro

Hunter @ Cramer – Hunter
still useful in easy matchups

Wainwright @
Gorzelanny

T.
Hudson
@
Zimmermann

Myers @
McDonald

Gee @ Blanton
– Blanton still useful in easy matchups

Miller @ M.
Rogers

Lincecum @ Chacin
-
Chacin better away than home, but overall worth the gamble

Ely @ Enright
– mirror images!

Arroyo @
Young

***Zach says “I’m passing on Beckett. He’s 0-2 with an 11.17 ERA and 2.28 WHIP in four starts vs. the Yankees this year. This one could get ugly. Agree on rest.”

6 Comments

hmangnx,

My four would be Kinsler, Jeter, McCann, Lee. I know most people would probably keep Bautista but I need to see him do this again. Considering his insane price tag, he won’t be on any of my teams next year, that’s for sure. Jeter is definitely in decline but he’ll still give you plenty of production from the thin SS position. Lee vs. Oswalt is a real toss-up but I’d give Lee the edge. It’s very possible that he’s a Yankee next year which would only increase his value.

Zach

I am in a 14 player keeper league that allows you to keep 4 players. Which 4 of these 6 would you keep?

Ian Kinsler, Derek Jeter, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Brian McCann, and Jose Bautista

Keep in mind I finished first place therefore I will have 14th pick in the round. Thoughts?

I have 4 espn leagues & I would like your picks for Friday players any position. I would like the 4 best pitchers or do you like arrpoyo, hocheaver, niemann, & mcdonald. You can email me at tinimaker@aol.com.

Hey Guys,
Gret Show! I’m in a 12 team league. I get to keep 3 player, at least one bat and one pitcher must be in.
My bat options: Miguel Cabrera, Longoria, Pedroia, V-Mart, McCutchen, Kelly Johnson, Buttler, Cruz
My pitcher options: Ubaldo, Price, T Hudson.

I supposed Cabrera and Longoria are on the list. But i still don’t know if i could pick 2 first round player, due to internal league rules. Who would you pick if Cabrea and Longoria are not in the list.

Keep in mind i should finish in first place, therefore i will have 12th pick on draft day.

THanks a lot!

mfridzon,

My top 5 hitter choices, in order, would be Cabrera, Longoria, V-Mart, Pedroia, McCutchen. For the pitcher I’d go with Price.

Zach

Do you think the Yankees should get Cliff Lee in offseason

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