With Delmon, he has always has the talent but his head has gotten to him, I think the Twins system has finally done its job, and he is producing like he should have years ago, he is still only 24, and with the M and M boys in Minnesota he will have plenty of chances, it depends on what type of keeper league you are in
We have 8 keepers. 10 team league. We have played together for many years and no one in the first 6 rounds are keepers. All of our keepers are groomed several seasons in advance.
C - Suzuki 1B - Dunn, K 2B - Hill, K SS - Drew 3B - M. Young IF - Utley, K OF - Crawford OF - Ethier, K OF - Holliday, K OF - Wells UT - Bautista UT - Stewart BN - Alavrez, going to K BN - Boesch BN - Gutierrez
SP - Gallardo SP - Carpenter, K SP - Shields SP - King Felix, K SP - Jaime Garcia SP - Brett Anderson SP - Dan Hudson SP - Floyd SP - Holland SP - Anibal SP - Cahill RP - Street RP - Nathan, K RP - Clippard RP - Heilman
I was wondering this same question myself for both DY and Rios. I picked up DY in June and have rode the gravy train ever since. But I also have Choo and Rios and I'm not sure if it's best to keep 3 OF out of 10 possible keepers, but I don't have that much better of an option. 12 team H2H points league. Here's my roster:
Martinez, Victor C - KEEP Cuddyer, Michael 1B Phillips, Brandon 2B - KEEP Wright, David 3B - KEEP Andrus, Elvis SS - AUTOMATIC KEEPER - MINORS 1 YEAR Cantu, Jorge CI Choo, Shin-Soo OF - KEEP Rios, Alex OF - KEEP Young, Delmon OF - KEEP Pagan, Angel DH Torres, Andres U
Billingsley, Chad P - KEEP? Him or Volquez Carpenter, Chris P - KEEP Gallardo, Yovani P - KEEP Rauch, Jon P Street, Huston P Volquez, Edinson P - KEEP? Him or Bills Weaver, Jered P - KEEP
Bench Kendrick, Howard 2B Willingham, Josh OF Coghlan, Chris OF Anderson, Brett P - AUTOMATIC KEEPER - MINORS 1 YEAR Blanton, Joe P Fuentes, Brian RP Lindstrom, Matt RP Vargas, Jason SP
Minors Hosmer, Eric 1B - 1 Year Headley, Chase LF - 0 Years Hicks, Aaron OF - 2 Years Jennings, Desmond CF - 2 Years Hochevar, Luke SP - 0 Years Hurley, Eric SP - 0 Years Montgomery, Michael SP - 2 Years Turner, Jacob SP - 2 Years
I can start 7 pitchers regardless of SP or RP so it doesn't make sense to keep any relievers when they aren't needed. I don't think Street is that elite that he should be kept. My 1B is atrocious though, I wish I could do something about it. The minors numbers mean how many years I'll have them after this year before they have to be one of the 10 major keepers. I picked Jennings, Hicks, Montgomery, and Turner before this season.
Anyway, I really think/hope DY has grown up, because he's tearing the cover off the ball and it'd be nice to be able to keep him if he becomes an perennial MVP candidate.