Ender wrote:The majority of leagues are not keeper leagues and there is no point to keeping the #1 waiver pick in most leagues.
Fair enough. So I guess using a #1 pick in 2005 for Felix wasn't worth it for their owners either huh?
Definitely not. No argung that King Felix was superb once he arrived. Sub-3 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, great K's to IP. Unlucky to only get four wins.
Nevertheless, anyone who sat on the #1 waiver claim most of the year waiting on him made a bad move if it was in a redraft league where there were decent quality guys on the wire previously. I'd rather get a guy from May through September than just he last two months myself.
As for Hamels, tremendous prospect but not worthy of waiting on with a #1 claim.
And as for Kendrick, he's a dynamic prospect in one category (BA) but I think he's being wildly overhyped. Limited power and he will not be a prolific big league SB guy.