I'm in a league where you can keep 5 players each year. So far I've decided to keep Josh Hamilton, Justin Upton, CC Sabathia, and Alexei Ramirez. I have three players that I'm deciding from for my last keeper slot: Dan Uggla, Troy Tulowitzki, and Shane Victorino. I've already made the decision to keep Alexei over Dan because I like his upside. I know that Alexei will probably be a SS in 2010 and this is why I'm also unsure about keeping Troy. Shane Victorino has forced his way into the discussion with an amazing year. I just don't know who to choose, please help.
I would go with Victorino. It looks like a solid outfield you can count on him to give you runs, steals and avg. And 15 or so HR's thrown in is anice bonus.
I was tempted to say Uggla for position scarcity, but you already have Alexei. I would definitely pass on Tulowitzki. If you were keeping 8 or 10 keepers, i would say Tulo was a must, again due to scarcity. But since your league only keeps 5 players, I think you should be able to grab a SS that is at least as good as Tulo, if not better, in the draft.
My only concern is that with only 5 keepers you will be keeping 3 outfielders if you hold onto Victorino. But the alternative is to keep Uggla and have two 2B, which isn't necessarily better. If you can trade Uggla and Victorino for a comparable 1B or 3B I would definitely look into that.
albsur2008 wrote:Hahahaha, thanks for making this easier guys.
No, for real though. Alexei is better placed in the SS slot, eliminating your need for Tulo (who knows what you'll get out of him next year). While second base isn't as thin as it once was, Uggla is the best power hitter you can have at that position (maybe Utley). It's getting harder and harder to find power, so if you have the opportunity to plug that hole with a bona-fide power hitter, you should do that.
I think it comes down to Tulo or Uggla. I like Tulo better, but you already have Alexi to plug in there, so it becomes more difficult. I think I would still keep Tulo and try to deal him if he gets off to a hot start.
oddmanout7 wrote:I think it comes down to Tulo or Uggla. I like Tulo better, but you already have Alexi to plug in there, so it becomes more difficult. I think I would still keep Tulo and try to deal him if he gets off to a hot start.
For 2009, I'd play Tulo at SS and Alexei at 2B and not make a long term decision based on Ramirez being your shortstop in 2010. While I'm really high on Tulo, neither one is a surefire fantasy stud, and I'm sure you'll be faced with a decision you didn't even anticipate in 2010.