Nathan was in the thick of my keepers up until this week... We put in keepers tomorrow... We keep eleven and I am pretty set in most positions... We get 11 keepers and I am missing only catcher on my offense, and I have Verlander and Santana in pitching thus far. I am looking at value alone for my last 2 keepers.... I also have first pick in redraft. Thoughts on who comes out ahead. Keepers due tomorrow.
10 KEEPER??? 11 KEEPER???
Remaining players... Seemede pretty clear before, but I like the last three for potential too. J. Nathan (He was my keeper until.... Things seem bleak, but do I hold out?) J. Peavy (I was debating with first pick in redraft pending what else was out there. J.Hamilton (I was trying to move him, but looks like he has fallen in as keeper. At eleven keeps, seems worth the risk) S. Baker B. Anderson B. Butler (I have McCab @ 1B and Zorbist at Util)
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I agree Peavy and Hamilton. I wouldn't take the risk on Nathan especially if he needs tommy john surgery this season they never come back the same after. No need to go after Butler with depth already at that position.
I wouldn't keep Nathan because elbow injuries are never good, too many "unknowns." I like Peavy and Butler, even though you have MCab and Zobrist. For some reason, I've just never been on the Hamilton bandwagon. I know he put up some good numbers a couple of years ago and he was injured last season, but there's just something about him. Thanks for your help with mine.
im' with the others...peavy and hamilton...it's too much up in the air now with Nathan. If he turns out ok you can always pick him in the draft...not sure with your league how many other closers are used as keepers but i don't value them too highly. I won saves in one of my leagues last year with Aardsma, Franklin and Bailey, all either very late round picks or off the waiver wire.
If you've already filled your hitters other than C, I assume that Hamilton will occupy a bench spot. If this is the case, then I keep B Anderson and Peavy.
My reasoning is as follows: keeping Hamilton gives you no stats as your OF is already filled whereas keeping another SP gives you their production. With Hamilton you have the possibility of a monster year, but the risk of an injury-filled season or simply a mediocre year. With B Anderson you have the floor of a solid SP3 and the nice upside. Furthermore, keeping Anderson gives you 4 solid SPs to start the season (Verlander, Santana, Peavy, Anderson) and allows you to focus on RPs right off the bat in your draft.
Let's be fair though, Hamilton is the value pick. I simply don't like keeping bench players if I have other options, and I like Anderson as another option.