this is my first year taking over a team in a keeper league. just found out the players i have to choose from today and i have to make a decision tonight before the draft tomorrow. yahoo, 15 team, 5x5, roto, i have to pick 3 keepers and 1 must be a pitcher. these are the players i have to pick from..
Elvis Andrus Mark DeRosa Jacoby Ellsbury Adrian Gonzalez Adam Jones Evan Longoria Felipe Lopez Kendry Morales Manny Ramirez Luke Scott Jason Varitek
Josh Beckett Jonathan Broxton Clay Buchholz LaTroy Hawkins Daisuke Matsuzaka Kevin Millwood Joe Nelson Mike Pelfrey Mariano Rivera Adam Wainwright Jordan Zimmermann
the 2 offensive players are obvious in Adrian Gonzalez and Evan Longoria. i assume for the pitcher im picking between Josh Beckett and Adam Wainwright. despite the numbers i find it hard to pick Wainwright. i think he is a risk with his IP jump from 2008 to 2009. if i do pick Wainwright i imagine i could trade him, but would Beckett be a better choice for a keeper?
Tough thats really close, and I see what your saying. But I really think Wainwright is the pick to go with. Hes younger, will carry more trade value in a keeper league due to age and should end up with about the same W and K numbers as Beckett with better ratios. Also not AS concerned with the IP jump because he topped 200IP in 2007, I would go with Wainwright with confidence... BTW Sweet, Sweet Trio of Keepers...
That's tough ... I agree with AGonz and Longoria as your offensive keepers ... and it comes down to Beckett or Wainright for me as well. Wainright is a lot younger, and he killed it last year, I am a very big fan. I think just based on potential and age, You go Wainright here.