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How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby Chiefscards » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:24 pm

Am in a 20 team H2H keeper, each team keeps 9 players, 180 players are gone so we're basically starting the draft in the 10th round. It's a 12 round draft, so what round would you draft him in?
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:37 pm

Depends on how patient you are. IF Bruce starts in CF, I think he is easily capable of putting up 10th round numbers, and I'd grab him in that round. BUT, his manager is Dusty Baker. If you are young and talented, there are no words more distressing than "Dusty Baker is your manager." Dusty Baker wouldn't have given Babe Ruth a chance to start. Even now, he is talking about signing Lofton to start in CF, and sticking Bruce in the minors. If that happens, the question is how important production is for you this year. If you are trying to build a strong team for the future and are willing to get limited output for this year, grab Bruce before round 15 and wait.

Bruce is currently not being selected until late--rounds 18+. So, you can wait pretty long, even in a keeper, I think, if Baker keeps talking like this.
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:55 pm

in most of my leagues and mock-drafts he went un-drafted or in the last 2 rounds.
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby The Cow » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:55 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Depends on how patient you are. IF Bruce starts in CF, I think he is easily capable of putting up 10th round numbers, and I'd grab him in that round. BUT, his manager is Dusty Baker. If you are young and talented, there are no words more distressing than "Dusty Baker is your manager." Dusty Baker wouldn't have given Babe Ruth a chance to start. Even now, he is talking about signing Lofton to start in CF, and sticking Bruce in the minors. If that happens, the question is how important production is for you this year. If you are trying to build a strong team for the future and are willing to get limited output for this year, grab Bruce before round 15 and wait.

Bruce is currently not being selected until late--rounds 18+. So, you can wait pretty long, even in a keeper, I think, if Baker keeps talking like this.


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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:46 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:in most of my leagues and mock-drafts he went un-drafted or in the last 2 rounds.

sorry this was for non-keeper leagues though, fyi
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:28 pm

Went in RND 19 in Cafe Keeper Mock.
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby NZ Eff » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:44 pm

If you only keep 9 players then I wouldn't draft him at all in 2008.
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby Chiefscards » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:46 am

We keep 8, plus a rookie. So I was going to try for one of the bigger prospects left. Many of the top ROY contenders were grabbed up after Sept call ups last year.
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:48 am

Chiefscards wrote:We keep 8, plus a rookie. So I was going to try for one of the bigger prospects left. Many of the top ROY contenders were grabbed up after Sept call ups last year.


well if you keep a rookie, hes definitely a solid pick to keep then.
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Re: How soon is too soon to draft J Bruce in a keeper?

Postby Scout » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:47 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Went in RND 19 in Cafe Keeper Mock.


Link to the draft please?
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