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Postby doof » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:21 pm

Hi there,

Relative fantasy baseball noob here, but plenty of fantasy and keeper experience. The TT is "try to" ;-)

I have just taken over a team with the following league settings for a 12 team H2H league. Keep 8

Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P + 11 bench

Batters Categories: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

Pitchers Categories: IP, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB

Bolded are the guys I think I certainly want to keep. They give me a great young starter and the foundation of good hitting. Given the even ratio of batter/pitcher cats, I am pretty sure I should be taking another pitcher or two, but there is nobody that stands out to me.

Is there any point in keeping Bailey for SV when the pitcher cats seem to heavily favor starters?

Should I bother keeping a young catcher when there will be reasonable guys available in draft?

Is Drew Stubbs now a keeper?

Any thoughts appreciated

Kurt Suzuki (Oak - C)
Albert Pujols (StL - 1B)
Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
Marco Scutaro (Bos - 2B,SS)
Aubrey Huff (SF - 1B,LF,RF) NA
Denard Span (Min - LF,CF,RF)
Ichiro Suzuki (Sea - RF)
Carlos Beltrán (NYM - CF)
Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
Travis Snider (Tor - LF,RF)
Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
Carlos Santana (Cle - C) DL
Drew Stubbs (Cin - CF)

Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
Brett Myers (Hou - SP,RP)
Wade Davis (TB - SP)
Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
Trevor Cahill (Oak - SP)
Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP)
Brian Matusz (Bal - SP)
Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
Scott Baker (Min - SP)
Sean Marshall (ChC - SP,RP)
Koji Uehara (Bal - SP,RP)
J.J. Putz (CWS - RP)
Andrew Bailey (Oak - RP)
Chris Sale (CWS - RP)
Alex Sanabia (Fla - SP,RP)
James McDonald (Pit - SP,RP)
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Re: Help select 8 Keepers WTTHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:21 pm

doof wrote:Hi there,

Relative fantasy baseball noob here, but plenty of fantasy and keeper experience. The TT is "try to" ;-)

I have just taken over a team with the following league settings for a 12 team H2H league. Keep 8

Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P + 11 bench

Batters Categories: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

Pitchers Categories: IP, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB

Bolded are the guys I think I certainly want to keep. They give me a great young starter and the foundation of good hitting. Given the even ratio of batter/pitcher cats, I am pretty sure I should be taking another pitcher or two, but there is nobody that stands out to me.

Is there any point in keeping Bailey for SV when the pitcher cats seem to heavily favor starters?

Should I bother keeping a young catcher when there will be reasonable guys available in draft?

Is Drew Stubbs now a keeper?

Any thoughts appreciated

Kurt Suzuki (Oak - C)
Albert Pujols (StL - 1B)
Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
Marco Scutaro (Bos - 2B,SS)
Aubrey Huff (SF - 1B,LF,RF) NA
Denard Span (Min - LF,CF,RF)
Ichiro Suzuki (Sea - RF)
Carlos Beltrán (NYM - CF)
Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
Travis Snider (Tor - LF,RF)
Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B) ;-D
Carlos Santana (Cle - C) DL ;-D
Drew Stubbs (Cin - CF)

Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
Brett Myers (Hou - SP,RP)
Wade Davis (TB - SP)
Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
Trevor Cahill (Oak - SP) ;-D
Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP)
Brian Matusz (Bal - SP)
Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
Scott Baker (Min - SP)
Sean Marshall (ChC - SP,RP)
Koji Uehara (Bal - SP,RP)
J.J. Putz (CWS - RP)
Andrew Bailey (Oak - RP)
Chris Sale (CWS - RP)
Alex Sanabia (Fla - SP,RP)
James McDonald (Pit - SP,RP)
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Re: Help select 8 Keepers WTTHIR

Postby MaudDib » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:39 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
doof wrote:Kurt Suzuki (Oak - C)
Albert Pujols (StL - 1B)
Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
Marco Scutaro (Bos - 2B,SS)
Aubrey Huff (SF - 1B,LF,RF) NA
Denard Span (Min - LF,CF,RF)
Ichiro Suzuki (Sea - RF)
Carlos Beltrán (NYM - CF)
Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
Travis Snider (Tor - LF,RF)
Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B) ;-D
Carlos Santana (Cle - C) DL ;-D
Drew Stubbs (Cin - CF)

Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
Brett Myers (Hou - SP,RP)
Wade Davis (TB - SP)
Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
Trevor Cahill (Oak - SP) ;-D
Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP)
Brian Matusz (Bal - SP)
Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
Scott Baker (Min - SP)
Sean Marshall (ChC - SP,RP)
Koji Uehara (Bal - SP,RP)
J.J. Putz (CWS - RP)
Andrew Bailey (Oak - RP)
Chris Sale (CWS - RP)
Alex Sanabia (Fla - SP,RP)
James McDonald (Pit - SP,RP)

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Re: Help select 8 Keepers WTTHIR

Postby ayebatter » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:41 pm

Albert Pujols (StL - 1B)
Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
Carlos Santana (Cle - C) DL
Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)
Trevor Cahill (Oak - SP)
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Re: Help select 8 Keepers WTTHIR

Postby doof » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:32 pm

Thanks guys.

I am locking Pedroia and Santana in.

Let's just assume for interest's sake that I don't take Cahill. Who would you prefer out of Stubbs or Ichiro? Given this is the remainder of my team:

Albert Pujols (StL - 1B)
Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
Carlos Santana (Cle - C)
Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)

Ichiro - Hits are a category, so despite his age Ichiro has value. I think I will have a team to challenge this year, so if he can repeat 2010 #s I'd certainly like him on my team

Stubbs - finished 2010 very well, with a vastly improved average post the all start game. The strike outs are a concern, but he could easily be a 25/30 guy. Has youth on his side
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