I am in a 12-team, 7x7, H2H keeper league. You are allowed to keep up to 5 players each year.
Offensive Cats: H, HR, OPS, RBI, SB, SO, R
Pitching Cats: ERA, WHIP, K, SV, HD, W, L
I have narrowed my first 4 keepers down to R. Braun, M. Teixeira, C. Utley, and CC Sabbathia
For my last spot, I can't decide between D. Ortiz and C. Crawford. All logic dictates that I take Crawford to help me in the SB cat. without losing any ground in R, RBI, and AVG. However, when healthy, Ortiz is a 2nd rounder. He will be forced to stay in the UTL spot, but Ortiz does have a lot of upside. Do I do something crazy, and attempt to trade CC for some draft picks, and then keep both Crawford and Ortiz? It's a H2H 7x7, so it does heavily favor offense.
What are your thoughts? I think this is the best fantasy forum out there, and I look forward to hearing what you all think. Thanks in advance for the help.