I need some advice selecting my Keepers for next year.
We are allowed 12 Keepers. I have 9 on my roster now:
KEEPERS 1B Miguel Cabrera 1B Ryan Howard 2B Brandon Phillips 3B David Wright OF Ryan Braun SP Félix Hernández SP Johan Santana SP Clayton Kershaw SP Josh Johnson
I am wondering about dropping Johan Santana because he is injured and I am in a H2H playoff and he may not play again! Not sure how great he will be next year...? I am toying with dropping Johan Santana and choosing Hanson as a more long-term Keeper.
Suggestions advice please!!!
I need to choose 3 (or 4 if I drop Santana). The players I am choosing between for the additional Keepers are: C Carlos Santana OF Carl Crawford OF Shin-Soo Choo OF Andrew McCutcheon SS Derek Jeter SP Tommy Hanson
Next year's league will be a roto leageue with the following:
Roster slots: Batting: 2 C 2 1B 2 2B 2 SS 2 3B 6 OF 4 UTIL
Pitching: 10 SP 10 RP
Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R) Singles (1B) Doubles (2B) Triples (3B) Home Runs (HR) Runs Batted In (RBI) Stolen Bases (SB) Batting Average (AVG) Error (E) On-base Percentage (OBP) Slugging percentage (SLG)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W) Saves (SV) Strikeouts (K) Earned Run Average (ERA) (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP) Quality Starts (QS) Holds (HLD) Complete Games (CS) Shutouts (SHO) Batters Grounded Into Double Plays (GIDP) Inherited Runners Scored (IRA)
If it was me, I wouldn't take another shot on Santana, go with Hanson. Then you have to keep Crawford. Jeter might not be the most productive SS, but depending on what you have left, scarcity might reign over you on this one. The same holds true for Santana, but I don't think he's ready to hit the big time yet, that and playing in CLE dismal offense, that goes for Choo and McCutchen as well. If I had to choose out of them I say you go Choo, right behind him would be McCutchen. So; Hanson over Santana, Crawford, Jeter, Choo. Good Luck.
I guess there was no curse... Boston just sucked for 86 years...
Santana- No doubter here, you start 2C and don't have another C worth keeping obviously. The CLE offense really is NOT as bad as the previous poster said going into next year, actually its looking pretty decent. You obviously have Carlos and Choo, LaPorta has made great strides this year and showing good power and the promise that he was given in the minors, they will also have Asdrubal Cabrera back healthy after missing a lot of this year, Brantley is coming around in 25 games since the beginning of August he has a hit in 21 of 25 games raising his average 50+ points, plus biggest of all Grady will be back healthy. There is no question Carlos IS one of your three remaining keepers.
Crawford - Talking about a top 3 ranked OFer overall this year. He will be a top 5 bare minimum next year still, wether hes still in Tampa or not. No way you can toss Crawford back, 1. with his skill set and fantasy value and 2. the fact that you start 6OF and only have 1 other OF keeper thus far.
Finally, I really want to say Choo, but honestly I think you will have a legit shot at getting him back in the draft. Yes 20/20/.295 is stout, but when you are looking at the fact that your talking about having a keeper set in a league that starts 2-C, 1B, 2B, 3B and SS to go along with 6OF and 4UTIL, and you don't have a single SS keeper, you can't do that. I feel much more comfortable keeping Jeter and having at least 1 player at each position. Jeter is Jeter, hes a rock and will get the stats he gets every year. Plus OF is MUCH deeper then SS.