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    Would anyone be bold enough to start Vince Velasquez in Coors this week?

    NL only, 5x5, 12 teams, 13 hitters, 10 pitchers, 2 super utility slots, and 15 reserves. My pitching staff is

    D.Holland
    C.Smith
    V.Velasquez
    M.Fried
    D.Pomeranz
    T.Mahle
    T.Toussaint

    D.Robertson
    A.Miller
    D.Leone
    K.Barraclough
    T.Kinley

    Reserves are G.Richards, T.Walker, J.Cueto and H.Greene.

    Note that Im focused on building a team that can compete in 2020, as opposed to 2019...but the first three weeks have given me a sense that anything is possible. The team is in 7th overall with one additional hitter due back soon (Gregory Polanco) and one late in the year (Cespedes) to provide some hitting upside (led by cheap youngsters Ronald Acuna, Pete Alonso, and Victor Robles).

    The pitching staff is first in ERA (2.71) and third in WHIP (1.16), but last in wins (5) and eighth in strikeouts (132). Im going with 11 pitchers this week, so starting Velasquez would come at the expense of one of the other pitchers.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    The Rockies offense is putrid right now. If I'm reading this right, assuming you're sitting one of Kinley/Leone/Bearclaw, then you're starting VV or another one of those guys? Might as well roll the dice on VV.

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    It seems whenever I sit one of my starters they pitch lights out (I don't do it often). I am pretty much of the philosophy that if you are good enough to be on my team you are good enough to start.

    This is not advice, if it was my team I would start him.

    I hope you make the right choice.

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    :raiseshand:

    mind you, I will probably change my mind back & forth several times before I have to set my roster ... but I still think I will ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    It seems whenever I sit one of my starters they pitch lights out (I don't do it often). I am pretty much of the philosophy that if you are good enough to be on my team you are good enough to start.

    This is not advice, if it was my team I would start him.

    I hope you make the right choice.
    Nothing to do with Velasquez, but I agree with this general philosophy. Any time I try to get cute playing matchups I get burned. I prefer to start everybody I own or drop them and move on.

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    Thanks for the advice!!! I went with Velasquez and sat Barraclough. Fortune favors the bold, and anything I do this year is really a bonus anyway. My initial goal was to build a team that could avoid the auction budget penalty (you lose $1 of the next season’s auction budget for each point you finish below 45). But, with the team starting better than expected and at least one reinforcement on the way, I figure I should field the best possible lineup and see what can happen.
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    not starting Velazquez. The downside far exceeds the upside.
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    Yeah, is bold the right word?

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    I don't have him in any leagues but if I did...he'd be on the bench in Coors.

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    Not too bad. Better than I expected when I put him in this week.

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