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Postby BravesGuy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:17 pm

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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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:27 pm

Bruce
Uggla
Sanchez
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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby kaiser » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:49 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Bruce
Uggla
Sanchez


Yeah, I think I have to agree with Hootie. I also would think about keeping Stephen Drew, as SS is shallow.

Could you give me some help on this choice?
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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby skmo2345 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:16 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Bruce
Uggla
Sanchez


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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby Atlanta Alan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:05 pm

I would have to agree as well. Bruce, Uggla and Sanchez would be my picks if it were me.
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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby dleoboyd » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:18 pm

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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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby BravesGuy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:35 pm

Thanks for all your replies. It is interesting to see the different responses. I posted this same question back in October and a majority of the replies told me to keep Buchholz as one of my 5.

Pujols, Braun, and Bruce seem to be the no-brainers.
So that leaves 2 spots between:
Zimmerman (2nd Round)
Uggla (7th Round)
Buchholz (14th Round)
Sanchez (20th Round)
S. Drew (22nd Round)

I will have to think about this some more. Thanks again for all the replies!
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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby skmo2345 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:15 pm

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....
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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby Hawkeye1 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:50 pm

Zim, Ugg and Drew.

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Re: Help me pick last 3 keepers, WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:26 pm

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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