Each team keeps 7 keepers, it's a standard 5x5 H2H league and I can't decide on my last 2...
No Brainers - A-Rod, Sizemore, Kemp, Holliday, and Greinke.
Last 2 will be between:
Carlos Pena Ricky Nolasco Brett Anderson Scott Baker Joe Nathan
I know I've asked a similar question but with Pena's hand and low avg, I've been getting 2nd thoughts and would appreciate any feedback. Nolasco had a dominant September (16k's in his last start) and Brett Anderson had a terrific 2nd half and can only get better. And Baker is Baker... a solid SP with a good WHIP. Joe Nathan is the 2nd best closer in all of baseball.
I'm leaning towards not keeping Pena and keeping Nolasco and Anderson. That would give me a dominant #1 in Greinke and two solid SP's in Nolasco and Anderson. I won't have to worry about SP's until much later and I can always redraft another 1b (maybe Butler or even Pena again if not taken). I will be getting the 3rd pick in next year's draft. #1 pick is set at 1b with Pujols but #2 will most likely draft a hitter and needs more hitting.
Or should I keep Pena and Nathan concentrate early in the draft on SP's?
Pena and Nathan are the best values, for sure. As the list of keepers grows shorter, the more I look to immediate returns.
As fantastic as Anderson looks, and he could easily soon be an ace in real and fantasy baseball, he likely won't be in 2010. That makes dropping out an AL HR champ candidate and the top non Mo closer too hard for me.
I think I would take Anderson over Pena. Anderson has the potential to be a top of the rotation guy and I think he is worth taking a chance on. He might not be there next year but he should take a step forward which should make him worth owning and having the ability to lock him up for the a while is worth taking a chance on.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams
I would definitely take Anderson as well... if not for the final several months of the season, perhaps a different answer, but I think he showed what he is capable of. I think you will see a real breakout season next year from him. Nolasco is tempting, but I think Anderson has a higher ceiling. And, personally, not a fan of Pena despite his power... I think he plays a little above his head, and wouldn't be surprised if his HR numbers drop by 10 next year.