|Fantasy Q & A (II)|
Written by Bryan Roth (Contact & Archive) on April 21, 2007
Q: Would you drop anyone on my roster for Scott Olsen? Thanks!
SP John Lackey
Q: Rank these SP in order: John Patterson, Anthony Reyes, Matt Garza
A: As of right now, Patterson is definitely the best of the three. He may not have a great offense to get him plenty of wins, but Reyes shouldn’t win more than 12-15 and Garza may not get enough opportunities in Minnesota for that many. If/when he puts it together and if he can stay healthy, Patterson has always been a threat to be a top-25 pitcher. For the future, though, Garza has the most potential.
Q: 12-team, head-to-head, points league, no bench, keeper league. Hitter scoring stats: 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, SB, R, RBI. 25 man roster (15 hitters, 10 P's)
A: Well, let’s start at the top:
I’d also keep an eye on Floyd, since he’ll get more playing time with Soriano injured over the next week. Nady always starts hot, so if you pick him up, trade or ditch him before May is over.
Q: In my 10 team H2H keeper league I have Zimmerman and Teahen for 3b....Chavez is sitting out there in the FA pool and I want to grab him....I'm thinking Teahen, since he'll lose his 3b eligibility next season and I can only keep 5 players (and I don't think Teahen makes the cut anyway).....I'm worried about Zimmerman being the only solid hitter on the Nats and I think if Chavez is healthy could really produce....Instead of Teahen, I could drop Snell, but I really want to hold on to him for a bit.....thoughts?
A: If you’re really desperate to pick up Chavez, I’d say go with Teahen of the guys you mention. Although, Chavez hasn’t been able to hit for a higher average than Teahen should be able to since 2004. Overall, it may be close to a wash. Chavez will probably hit less, their power numbers are comparable (although Chavez may have more RBI) and their runs could be about the same. In the end, it’s what you want to do. Zimmerman should provide you with plenty of ABs in the years to come, so no worries at 3B.