Hello, I am trying to decide who my 5 keepers will be for the upcoming season.
Next to each players name I have listed the round # in the draft I would lose if I decided to keep that player. I've already decided on keeping Pujols and Braun. Since I am losing my 3rd round pick by keeping Braun, if I decided to keep Ichiro then I would lost my 2nd round pick... If it says Free Agent that means I would lost my last round pick in the upcoming draft. I dont ususally like keeping more than 1 pitcher when I can only keep 5 total players.
So who do you think my other 3 keepers should be?
12 Team Keeper, Head 2 Head 6x6 Stats: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS W, S, K, ERA, WHIP, BAA
1B Pujols, Albert 1B STL ROUND 1 (K) 2B Uggla, Dan 2B ATL ROUND 7 3B Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS ROUND 2 SS Drew, Stephen SS ARI FREE AGENT OF Braun, Ryan LF MIL ROUND 3 (K) OF Bruce, Jay RF CIN ROUND ROUND 12 OF Suzuki, Ichiro RF SEA ROUND 3 BN Lind, Adam LF TOR FREE AGENT
P Anderson, Brett SP OAK ROUND 10 - good, but the injuries scare me enough to not want to use a keeper spot on him P Buchholz, Clay SP BOS ROUND 14 - really good value at round 14 P Garza, Matt SP TB ROUND 8 - I'm leaning towards not keeping him P Greinke, Zack SP KC ROUND 4 - great pitcher, but not sure he is worth losing my 4th round pick P Marcum, Shaun SP TOR FREE AGENT - great value P Sanchez, Jonathan SP SF ROUND 20 BN Danks, John SP CHW ROUND 13
Thanks for the help. Leave a link and I will help you out.
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Ryan Zimmerman is well worth a 2nd round pick - he's 26, plays a scarce position, and is getting better every year. You can't let him go in a keeper league for Jonathan Sanchez - I don't care how low Sanchez' cost is.
I agree with the others that Jay Bruce is a no-brainer at that cost.
I would hold onto Stephen Drew for your 5th keeper. An article I wrote for the Cafe that should be posted soon profiles Drew as a potential breakout candidate in 2011 and here's what I wrote:
As an amateur Stephen Drew was once called “the perfect combination of baseball tools and baseball skills” by a professional scout. While he has certainly been a solid major league contributor I think it’s pretty safe to say he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations nor had that “breakout” season just yet. This is good news for those of us looking for a potential stud SS to speculate on in re-draft and even keeper leagues. Drew puts over 40% of his balls in play into the air which, when coupled with his natural swing and bat speed, bodes well for a power breakout. Unbeknownst to most Drew has more triples than anyone else in the NL over the last 2 seasons. As you may or may not know triples are more of a speed indicator than power and as such there could be some hidden SB skills hiding in Drew’s arsenal if he gets the opportunity to run. Best case scenario for a Drew breakout would be .300, 30 HR, 20 SB.
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The more I think about it, the more Zimmerman looks to be well worth a 2nd round pick.... I'd be tempted to put him into the no-brainer category too. I really doubt a player of his caliber will be there for your 2nd pick....
skmo2345 wrote:The more I think about it, the more Zimmerman looks to be well worth a 2nd round pick.... I'd be tempted to put him into the no-brainer category too. I really doubt a player of his caliber will be there for your 2nd pick....
That means he's a top 24 pick, since their our 12 teams. Most lists have him around 30th.
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