Been lurking for some time.. but I've thought myself in circles on this one and figured I'd finally sign up and ask the informed masses for advice
12 team Keeper league. 6 players kept from previous year at the cost of the original draft round +1 (so a 3rd last year costs a 2nd this year). H2H league points league. 1B, 2B, SS 3B, C, 3 OF, Util, 5 SP, 2 SP.
Hitters: K = -1, BB = 0.5
Pitchers: W = 7, S = 3, L = -5, IP = 3, ER = -2, H = -1, BB = -1
(A bad outing by a pitcher can get you hammered).
Last year I had the topped ranked team but fell short in the playoffs. I had the top pitching staff but my batting was just middle of the pack (Reyes & Arm.Ram were two of my top picks). I traded away Josh Johnson for Han. Ram, so I spent most of the season rolling with Wandy, JJ, Haren, Danks & Je. Weaver --not deadly, but very-very consistent and high scoring due to low ERA and tons of IP and Ks
Here's my list of potential keepers. I have two different approaches I can't decide on, so was curious for feedback.
Format is "name (cost) [notes & my thoughts]"
Han. Ram (1st+20th)
Ar. Ramirez (2nd)
B. Roberts (3rd)
So, in my mind Han. Ram, Sandoval and Mauer are no-brainers. I'd like to keep Bechkham, but for a 7th he's still a little over-valued (I'm still leaning towards it). Weaver & Wandy are both great value keepers, Votto for a 6th is pretty good, but I'm only saving a round or two of value. I think I'd be better off trying to trade him and Ethier for picks, and pick up pena or billy butler or someone.
Thoughts? Leave a link and I'll offer my best advice in return.