Who are my last 2 keepers? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Who are my last 2 keepers?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby pizzaboy76 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:16 am

I'm in a 12 team 5x5 roto keeper league. We keep 15 players with salaries totaling up to $320. Then we have a 17 round draft to round out our team and bench. We start the season with only 2 FA pickups and then are awarded an another one every 3 weeks. So keepers and depth are very important. I am pretty set with keeping these 13 players whose salaries total $288.

C - Santana $25
1B - Trumbo (OF also) $18
2B - Hill $15
3B - Zimmerman $36
SS - Rollins $22
OF - J. Upton $40
OF - Hamilton $32
OF - Harper $20
OF -
DH - Rutledge(2B/SS) $15
IF - Middlebrooks (3B) $10

SP - Gio $18
SP - Scherzer $21
SP - J. Zimmerman $16
SP -
SP -
SP/RP -
RP -
RP -
RP -

I have $32 left for my final 2 spots. My plan is to use that money on RP's so I don't go into the draft without any, which would force me to take some early and possibly miss out on a quality bat. I'm drafting 11/12 in a non snake draft. By round 2 all the established closers would be off the board.

Reddick (OF) $15
Eaton (OF) $15
Bonifacio (2B,OF) - $20

Gallardo (SP) $34
Balfour (RP) $15
Motte (RP) $20
Jansen (RP) $17
D. Hernandez (RP) $11
pizzaboy76
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1070
(Past Year: 71)
Joined: 21 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:29 am

Rutledge at DH? Yuck
Reddick over him

Motte at 20
Smells Like Teen Spirit
HOOTIE
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamFantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 15115
(Past Year: 297)
Joined: 12 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pearl Jam country, right next door to Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:44 am

Nothing wrong with Rutledge and his upside.
Motte (RP) $20 is a great keeper for you.
Maybe I'm the minority but I'd go with Rutledge over Rollins (only thing is unless Tulo gets injured he'll only keep SS eligibility through this season -- unless he plays enough games at SS to qualify - how many does he have to play there?)
I'd toss out an aging Rollins and keep Rutledge instead freeing up 7 dollars.
Keeping Reddick and Motte.

You have 32 left for two slots:
Let me do the math real quick.

Motte+Reddick+Balfour = 20+15+15 equaling 50.
288 less 22 makes 266+50 = 316.
SUCCESS!
I'd toss Rollins back - keep Reddick instead with Balfour and Motte giving you sure fire pair of quality closers a good SS (for this season and if he plays enough games he can gain SS for 2014 as well.

Reddick is very underrated and has plenty of upside to hit 270/28/105 and out of your OF-4 slot that is pretty solid.

That way with your first two picks you can acquire the best available bat for your DH and maybe another SP who is best available or just the best available player (or do whatever) - I like balancing my team out and this IMO does that.

You need some speed, maybe you can acquire some cheap speed in the draft for your bench and DH (maybe you can get Bonafacio again in the auction for DH/bench off days)

This puts you at 316 4 bucks under your threshold. Whatcha think brody?
Join My Roto Keeper League:
viewtopic.php?t=466433
MadDog36
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse Team LeaderFantasy Expert
Posts: 16548
(Past Year: 1937)
Joined: 1 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NC

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby pizzaboy76 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:16 am

I like it.

Now need to see if I can trade for an upgrade over Balfour. Figure Balfour, Jansen, and Rollins should be good trade bait.
pizzaboy76
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1070
(Past Year: 71)
Joined: 21 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby biffy44 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:52 pm

I agree with Mad Dog above. Roll the dice w/ Rutledge over Rollins is what I'd do too
biffy44
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 140
(Past Year: 15)
Joined: 23 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby pizzaboy76 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:36 pm

What about keeping Jansen over Balfour? Or should I just stick with someone who is slated as the closer to start the season?

Still working to see if I can improve my 2nd closer.
pizzaboy76
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1070
(Past Year: 71)
Joined: 21 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby plamb23 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:13 pm

Just saw on CBS sports this week that Janssen is slated as the closer to start season.

Not sure I'd stake too much on him, but he is as reliable as any other low level closer----who knows

I would just settle with those good bats you have---possible trade of JRoll sounds workable
plamb23
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Response Team
Posts: 902
(Past Year: 275)
Joined: 13 Dec 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby pizzaboy76 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Just traded Gallardo ($34) for Mo ($15). Hoping he can be the Mo of old and is healthy.
pizzaboy76
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1070
(Past Year: 71)
Joined: 21 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby plamb23 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:22 pm

pizzaboy76 wrote:Just traded Gallardo ($34) for Mo ($15). Hoping he can be the Mo of old and is healthy.


I like that
plamb23
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Response Team
Posts: 902
(Past Year: 275)
Joined: 13 Dec 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Who are my last 2 keepers?

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:40 pm

plamb23 wrote:Just saw on CBS sports this week that Janssen is slated as the closer to start season.

Not sure I'd stake too much on him, but he is as reliable as any other low level closer----who knows

I would just settle with those good bats you have---possible trade of JRoll sounds workable

That is Casey Janssen of Toronto.
He has Kenley Jansen of LA.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
HOOTIE
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamFantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 15115
(Past Year: 297)
Joined: 12 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pearl Jam country, right next door to Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.

Next

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Oct. 21
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Francisco at Kansas City
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact