$1000 cap and draft 24 players - 9 pitchers (7 starters and 2 closers) and 15 position players (10 Infielders and 5 Outfield)
Scoring: Basically WINS and K's Pitchers - 10 pts a win, -5 a loss, 1 per K , 5 pts for CG, 5 pts for Shutout --- NO ERA, WHIP etc.
Which is the best Keeper Pitcher ?
Hamels ($50) -- (278 pts. in 2009) - 26 yrs old -bounce back possible / Phils should get him WINS. Kershaw ($45) -(273 pts. in 2009)- 21 years old with high Ks but not gone deep into games. Wandy ($20) - (352 pts. in 2009) - 31 years old - 2009 career year ? - Astros may struggle in 2010 Baker ($20) - (325 pts. in 2009) Twins #1 - Twins lineup / Bullpen makes him prime for 15 wins ?
Ummm.....I'm taking Scott Baker at less than half the price for Kershaw? Thank you very much.
I really like Kershaw but man his hype is getting out of control. Baker (or even Wandy) is a total bargain there compared to him I don't even think it's close.
EDIT: Especially when CG is worth five points. Unless Kershaw's makeup does a complete 180 from last year, he'll be lucky to throw one CG. His BB/9 was over 4 last year....how do you expect him to consistently last seven innings let alone nine?
EDIT #2: I say this realizing Baker only threw one CG himself last year. Still though, he'll throw five before Kershaw throws one.