I have three keeper spots. 12 team 5x5 roto league. I will have the tenth pick overall in the draft this year (24 rounds).
Deep league. Two catchers, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, three OF, Util, three SP, two RP, three P, four bench, one DL.
Of the following players which three would you keep if you had to draft them in the round next to there name? (you can only pick one person for round 24.
J. Vazquez ( #9) Kershaw (#15) Broxton (#19) Quentin (#22) Hill (#24) Wandy (#24)
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C Montero C Iannetta 1B AGon 2B Altuve 3B Moustakas SS Desmond CI Youk MI Kendrick OF Heyward OF CarGo OF McCutch Util A Ramirez(SS) BN Revere,Moreland,Viciedo DL Hart SP Kershaw, Scherzer RP Hanrahan, Street P Henderson, Anderson, Boggs BN Wheeler,Lynn
While it sucks to pass up on Wandy, I think Aaron Hill in Rd. 24 is an awesome deal, and he would be the first player I kept. There's very little chance he repeats last year's numbers, but a top 6-8 2B in Round 24 is way too good to pass up. I don't think Vazquez, moving to the AL East and into Yankee Stadium, will be a top-5 SP like he was last year, and I think he'll probably be more like a top-15 SP. Since he'll cost you a 9th rounder, he's not as good of a bargain as Broxton, Quentin, or Kershaw, so he's out. I'm also not a Kershaw fan - he walks too many guys, and while he's young and his control will eventually improve, I'm not betting on it to happen this year. So, my choices would be Broxton, Hill, and Quentin. If you really want to keep Kershaw, I would throw back Broxton and keep Quentin.
I would keep Broxton, Quentin and Hill. To have those three especially at the points they were selected makes this an easy selection. Vazquez is tempting especially since he'll get an increase in Wins but his ERA and WHIP will go up facing the AL East but he still will have 200 Ks. Kershaw is also tempting but I think the Dodgers are going to destroy his arm.
I think you could make an argument for Kershaw, but I think you get more value and less risk with Broxton at their respective rounds. Kershaw could make some real strides this year, but I think he's only 22, so it may be another year or two before he really comes into his own.
Hill is a no-brainer at that price. I'd take a slight chance on Quentin bouncing back to a respectable 30 HR season and Kershaw for a 15th is still too good a price to let him go for, thinking in the short and long terms.