Showdown Players (AL West)

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For those that have played the AL West showdown, are there certain players you're drafting every time? Are you drafting as many power hitters as possible?

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Joey Gallo every time

Alvarez, Canha, Olson, Haniger, Upton are all great too.

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Gallo, Olson, and Ohtani are must drafts. Trout is good if you get him but he really dont pop up that often

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@DriveByTrucker17 said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Joey Gallo every time

Alvarez, Canha, Olson, Haniger, Upton are all great too.

Thanks!

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@DriveByTrucker17 said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Joey Gallo every time

Alvarez, Canha, Olson, Haniger, Upton are all great too.

So draft power hitters. Thanks!

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Guys like Kyle Seager, and Tom Murphy also hit well if you get your pitch.

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Ohtani does well for me in both the pitching and hitting showdowns in AL West

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@halfbutt said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Guys like Kyle Seager, and Tom Murphy also hit well if you get your pitch.

I'll keep an eye out for Murphy! Thanks!

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@abbyspapa said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Ohtani does well for me in both the pitching and hitting showdowns in AL West

Would you take Diamond if its an option? Or just the gold?

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@Caronas04 said in Showdown Players (AL West):

@abbyspapa said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Ohtani does well for me in both the pitching and hitting showdowns in AL West

Would you take Diamond if its an option? Or just the gold?

I usually take the gold and save the diamonds for the power hitters. I did take the diamond once (and replaced the gold with it) because I already had enough power hitters. His diamond doesn't seem that much better than his gold in showdown for me.

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@abbyspapa said in Showdown Players (AL West):

@Caronas04 said in Showdown Players (AL West):

@abbyspapa said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Ohtani does well for me in both the pitching and hitting showdowns in AL West

Would you take Diamond if its an option? Or just the gold?

I usually take the gold and save the diamonds for the power hitters. I did take the diamond once (and replaced the gold with it) because I already had enough power hitters. His diamond doesn't seem that much better than his gold in showdown for me.

I'll keep that in mine! thank you!!

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I just beat this one again. Other surprising hitters that worked for me included Seth Brown and Rougned Odor.

I had Verlander up to 70 pitches by the time I took the lead, so yeah, patience at the plate.

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For the cheaper bronze options, Odor and Vogelbach were clutch for me

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Tommy La Stella has been great for me. Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa are obvious picks. Willie Calhoun is a bronze who hits righties very well, as well as Jason Castro.

I personally like Danny Santana too.

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Kris Davis, Todd Frazier and also any left that can beat the shift is helpful as well but go for power lefties and then go about the rest of your sqaud

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Beat this last night, took the Diamond Ohtani and batted him first, he was great pitching and hitting for me. Totally agree about Olsen and Haniger, I didn’t get a shot at Gallo but certainly would have taken him if I had the chance. Danny Santana was also solid for me and it was nice being able to move him around since he can play every position except C (doesn’t matter for the showdowns but is nice for the missions)

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Based on all the comments, here is a list of players for drafting purposes. Thank you to all who commented, I hope this helps anyone who reads this in the future.

Name Positions Secondary Card
Trout CF LF,RF Diamond
Alvarez LF RF Gold
Ohtani SP Gold
Correa SS 2B,3B Gold
Brantley LF CF,RF Gold
Gallo LF 1B, 3B, CF, RF Gold/Diamond
Olson 1B RF Gold/Diamond
Haniger RF LF,CF,RF Silver
Upton LF CF,RF Silver
Seager 3B 1B Silver
Murphy C Silver
La Stella 3B 1B. 2B Silver
Canha CF 1B, 3B, LF, RF Silver
Castro C Bronze
Calhoun LF 2B Bronze
Vogelbach 1B Bronze
Brown 1B LF,CF,RF Bronze
Odor 2B Bronze
Davis LF CF,RF Bronze
Frazier 3B 1B Bronze

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@raesONE said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Tommy La Stella has been great for me. Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa are obvious picks. Willie Calhoun is a bronze who hits righties very well, as well as Jason Castro.

I personally like Danny Santana too.

Agree, Santana and La Stella were both good. I just could not bring myself to pick Correa.

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@Caronas04 said in Showdown Players (AL West):

Based on all the comments, here is a list of players for drafting purposes. Thank you to all who commented, I hope this helps anyone who reads this in the future.

Name Positions Secondary Card
Trout CF LF,RF Diamond
Alvarez LF RF Gold
Ohtani SP Gold
Correa SS 2B,3B Gold
Brantley LF CF,RF Gold
Gallo LF 1B, 3B, CF, RF Gold/Diamond
Olson 1B RF Gold/Diamond
Haniger RF LF,CF,RF Silver
Upton LF CF,RF Silver
Seager 3B 1B Silver
Murphy C Silver
La Stella 3B 1B. 2B Silver
Canha CF 1B, 3B, LF, RF Silver
Castro C Bronze
Calhoun LF 2B Bronze
Vogelbach 1B Bronze
Brown 1B LF,CF,RF Bronze
Odor 2B Bronze
Davis LF CF,RF Bronze
Frazier 3B 1B Bronze

Danny Santana, switch hitter with way better power than stats show that can play like 6 different positions. He legit has been my GOAT.

Meanwhile Upton has the stats but he hits as though he's using a wet noodle

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