My list of keepers: 1. Hanley 2. R. Zimmerman 3. Carlos Lee 4. Adam Jones 5. Adrian Gonzalez 6. Dexter Fowler 7. Jayson Werth 8. Adam Wainwright 9. Cole Hamels 10. Ian Stewart
Minors: T. Alderson, N. Feliz, B. Matusz, M. Perez, K. Mejia, D. Brown, M. LaPorta, S. Castro, M. Moustakus, W. Myers
I only have one spot left in the OF to fill. I have the corners filled and with Stewart I have up the middle filled. Some notable Batters include D. Span, T. Hunter, M. Ramirez, S. Choo, M. Young, Beltan, N. McLouth, Ibanez, H. Kendrick, R. Weeks. Not a whole lot available. Of course there is the later round sleepers as well.(Rasmus, Gonzalez, etc)
Notable pichers include Y. Gallardo, F. Rodriguez, H. Street, H. Bell, R. Franklin, Franciso Cordero, W. Rodriguez, R. Oswalt, S. Baker, R. Dempster, D. Price, C. Buchholz, E. Santana, K. Slowey, F. Liriano, H. Bailey, J. Sanchez.
Value wise it makes sense to go with a hitter with my first pick, M. Ramirez or Choo(being a keeper league, will he stay in majors after this year?). I like Gallardo and Wandy though too. When should I start to pick closers? Being that this is a two catcher league when should I pick my first catcher up. Available catchers include K. Suzuki, Napoli, Y. Molina, B. Molina, C. Ianetta, C. Ruiz, R. Martin.
I'd say your first pick should be between Choo and Yovani. Both are young and only getting better. With only one SP kept, I'd actually lean towards Gallardo.
Being a 2 C league, you want to make sure you get at least one top-10 catcher and then do no worse than league average with your second. That means drafting your 1st C a bit earlier than you might otherwise. I'm not big on drafting closers very early. If you aren't reaching for (or keeping) Rivera/Broxton/Paps (and I wouldn't), then the middle tier are all pretty much equal. Make sure you have at least one dependable middle tier closer and then round out with a couple of late picks (Qualls, Dotel, Wood, Nunez, etc.)
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Cabby wrote:I actually have 2 pitchers: Wainwright and Hamels. I like Gallardo. I just don't trust Manny, I think he is a risky pick but could pay huge dividends. Tough decision, thanks for the reply.
Consider that Manny will take a day off here and there. The days off should keep Manny fresh, but it also limits his potential of busting out for a big-time career year too.
I'd go with Choo, as a fully healthy Sizemore could translate into more RBI opportunities on top of his chances of repeating a 20/20 year. If you wind up with Choo or Gallardo, you should be quite happy.
With having 4 of my 5 OF positions filled, I really think I have to go with a pitcher and Gallardo seems like the best choice. Will Choo have to join the military? I think value wise Ramirez or Choo make the best choice but as far as filling out my team Gallardo makes sense. I like Ramirez and if it wasn't a keeper I would choose him but I have to go with ChooI think if I go with a hitter first. Any other opinions?