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Postby markj11 » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:38 am

What are some good keeper strategies in a 3 man keeper? Is it best to keep bats and go after pitching in the early rounds or just keep the 3 best players. I know a closer is a no-no.
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:00 am

This may sound obvious, but make sure you keep the best 3 players. With that small a number of keepers, don't take a flyer on a young guy, take the best 3 (pitchers or hitters). In a perfect world, you'd probably keep 2 hitters and one true ace (unless you don't have one of those).

I also wouldn't worry too too much about positional scarcity with only 3 keepers. Just keep the best numbers, period.
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Postby Geek » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:03 am

In my opinion, there's only one pitcher worth a keeper spot in a keep-three league: Johann Santana.

Otherwise, go for the three best players who are either in their prime or entering their prime. The best age is 26-28, in general.
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Postby sockeye » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:53 am

Geek wrote:In my opinion, there's only one pitcher worth a keeper spot in a keep-three league: Johann Santana.

Not quite. It depends partially on who else you have to choose from. Based on the guy's footer, above, he has to at least consider keeping Peavy.

League size also gets factored in.

As well, the your draft position and the #4 players you forecast the other teams to jettison are also important. If a higher-rated SP is going to fall into your lap in Round 1, you downgrade keeping Peavy and upgrade someone else.

Bottom line is that it is almost always situational.
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