So I just traded ARod and De La Rosa away for Matt Holliday and Bucholz. Now I'm trying to decide on 5 keepers. All help is appreciated. Leave a link and I'll return the favor. Here's my roster:
C Wieters 1B Cuddyer 2B Utley 3B Stewart SS Rollins LF Holliday CF Victorino RF Stanton UTIL Ortiz UTIL Kubel BENCH Delmon Young BENCH Lind BENCH Alfonso Soriano DL Youkilis
SP Sabathia SP Jimenez SP Bucholz SP Hamels SP Jurrjens SP Vazquez SP Kuroda SP Arroyo SP/RP Chapman RP Broxton RP Raf Soriano RP Capps
5 Keepers. Here's what I'm thinking (with the picks they would replace): Utley (1st Round) Holliday (2nd Round) CC (3rd Round) Ubaldo (11th Round) Bucholz (12th Round)
Other possibilities: Stanton (Last round, as I picked him up as a FA. I feel that I could still get him fairly late in the draft, though). Youk (4th rounder, 1B is pretty deep but you never know who everyone else is gonna keep)
I wouldnt want to keep 3 pitchers so I would throw in Youk for one of the pitchers you were considering to keep. Pitchers are much more unpredictable and usually easier to find on FA during the season.
Normally I would only recommend keeping 1 sp if you have 5 keepers, but looking at your team I think you need to keep both CC and Ubaldo. There is no way I would keep 3 sp's though.
When it comes to your hitters, Holliday and Utley are no-brainers. I think Utley as a 1st rounder is over-paying a bit, but with position scarcity you got to do it. Then I would keep Youkilis. Sure, 1B is deep....but it is not as deep as you think....and the top guys all go fast. if you miss out on the run you can end up out in the cold. And 4th round is just about the right price for Youk.
I would pass on stanton. For me he is a borderline keeper in my league with 10 keepers. He will probably turn out to be a solid player.....but he doesn't strike me as a guy who will be elite any time soon. You have anough options that can help you win next year that I wouldn't waste a spot on a guy who probably wont pay dividens for a few years (the the price of only a last round pick is a good deal).
Could you post which round each of the players on your roster would cost you in the 2011 draft? You have a lot of solid talent, but it's tough to provide an opinion on how you can maximize value with your 5 keepers without that information.
Off the cuff I would definitely not keep CC Sabathia if it cost me a 3rd round pick. He's been on a steady decline trend since that amazing 2008 season split between AL/NL. I would have a hard time not keeping Matt Wieters, Delmon Young, Jonathan Broxton, Cole Hamels, Mike Stanton, etc. in a keeper league, but it all depends on what they would cost.
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Agree with you on Utley and Holliday, but I wouldn't keep CC for a 2rd rounder. I'd probably replace him with Youk. Like misterf said, if you miss on 1B, you're stuck with garbage. This is coming from someone who has Cuddyer and Howie Kendrick as his 1B and CI. Ugh.
That said, I also LOVE Delmon Young. Definitely someone I'll be keeping.
i would say utley, holliday, youk, ubaldo, buchholz--CC isnt much better than buchholz for anything but Ks, and hes worse in some areas so id much rather have buchholz in the 12th. could also see taking delmon young over youk (since i assume you get him very cheap), or stanton (having a young guy with his potential locked in the last round would be pretty phenomenal down the road).
My big question is Stanton, If you get him as a last round pick for next year and this is a keeper league what happens the following season? id he you last round pick again??? If so then him because this kid is an absolute BEAST but I am foggy on your settings
Alright lots of questions to answer here. I'm not sure how accurate the draft recap is on my league homepage but I'm gonna do my best to give you rounds. I traded for CC and yeah I don't really value him as a 3rd rounder, but I don't know exactly what kind of talent I'll be able to get in the 3rd round. This is the first year of our keeper league so I'm not sure what the other guys will be doing keeper-wise. Here's my team with rounds beside potential keepers:
C Wieters (7th round) 1B Cuddyer 2B Utley (1st round) 3B Stewart SS Rollins (5th round) LF Holliday (2nd round) CF Victorino RF Stanton (Undrafted, so kept as last round pick I believe) UTIL Ortiz UTIL Kubel BENCH Delmon Young (I believe he was undrafted as well, so next to last round pick/last round pick) BENCH Lind BENCH Alfonso Soriano DL Youkilis (4th round)
I would definitely keep Holliday, CC and Ubaldo here. I'm not loving keeping Utley as a 1st rounder, but it's unlikely you'd be able to draft anyone better in the 1st round since everyone else will probably be kept.
For the 5th spot, I'd keep Youk if he has 3B eligibility. With just 1B, I'm not sure if he's worth it. I think Mike Stanton as a last rounder is a good deal. I would definitely take him over Buckholz.