12team league, h2h points, we start c,1b,2b,3b,ss,2b/ss,1b/3b,3 of,u,5 sp, 3 rp have to pick 8 keepers and roster is as follows
Brandon Inge Adam Dunn Brian Roberts -k Jhonny Peralta Stephen Drew Robinson Cano -k Andy LaRoche Michael Bourn Garrett Jones Jose Bautista Mark Teixeira -k Nelson Cruz Hank Blalock Dan Haren -k Josh Beckett -k A.J. Burnett Josh Johnson -k J.P. Howell Francisco Rodriguez David Aardsma Carlos Marmol Johnny Cueto Jon Garland John Lannan
pretty much have decided on 6 keepers so far but torn on last 2,any help is appreciated and of course will help in return
I agree with the keepers you have now. To the list I'd add Stephen Drew. He was terribly unlucky last year and certainly has the pedigree. Don't expect a miracle, but .280 15 homers and some steals is certainly within reach and at a thin position the upside for better is worth the spot. Next, I'd choose Adam Dunn. Are you a standard 5 X 5? If you count OPS, SLG, or OBP, in addition to the standard stats, Dunn is a no-brainer. If not, I think he's still the guy as reliability should be a big factor in keepers. Yes, his BA will regress, and ye it will suck, but in a h2h format it's easier to deal with. If you really don't want him, go with Nelson Cruz, but I really just see him as Dunn-lite anyway.
At this point it's piling on, but I'll say Dunn and Cruz as well. Cruz has a nice combo of power and speed, and his power would legitametly play in any park in the event the Rangers were to trade him. Both can be a bit of a BA liability, but given it's a H2H points league that's not nearly as big a deal. Dunn is pretty close to a lock for roughly 40 HR's and useful run and RBI totals. His BA could fluctuate anywhere from .230 to .270 due to his high K rate, but I'd say .245-.255 seems about right.