Simple question who should I keep Jose Reyes or Tommy Hanson? It's a 12 team league and every team keeps 5 players H2H format. 10 starting SP's in a weekly league, with normal offensive starters + CI, and MI. There are no penalties for keeping any player. I have already picked my other 4 keepers, but without telling you who they are please pick straight up Hanson vs. Reyes... Just want to get the common perception of both.
Much as you don't want to hear it, it's really a positional thing. Anticipate what others are going to do, and where the positional scarcity will be going into the draft, relative to what you're planning to keep.
I see Hanson as a top-20 SP, and Reyes as a top-5 SS. Given how many SP vs. SS teams typically carry, that's closer than it may sound.
That said, SP is ripe for the picking this year. I think you can put together a solid staff from the second tier of pitchers that may be slightly overlooked. So go Reyes, even if he's not quite what we all wanted him to be.
I see what you are saying ramble 2... My only concern is like you said Reyes may only be top 5 now at SS when the league will only draft roughly 12 SS's... Hanson is top 20 at SP, but each team is going to start 10 pichers (plus there is bench guys) so my guess is that roughly 145 pitchers will be selected.... You need a lot of pitching in the league because of the amount starter on a weekly basis... I am just not sure if a top 5SS is worth it...
My keepers are a 1B, and 3 other SP's.... I am contemplating loading up on SP's because typically the top 30 pitchers or so are already kept..
I would keep Reyes over Hanson with 3 SP already in your 5 keepers. Was looking at a list of SP ranked #111-120, not pretty, but not awful. Including:Kazmir Happ Stauffer, Volstad, Porcello, Fister and Bergesen. Slowey, LeBlanc in the next 10. I wouldn't go out of my way and pass on the consensus earlier pick; especially when you've already got your aces in place. You did say you started middle inf as well so yes 12 SS's, some teams could grab 2 of the top 12. Starting that many SP's is something to keep in mind every round, but I do think you need to have some top offensive options as well If you said you had 4 hitters and wanted to take the "lower ranked" player as your 1st pitcher I could see that. But with 4 SP in 5 keepers seems like you'd struggle to compete offensively. Its all great if you can dominate in pitching, but if you have a subpar offense to go with it you usually don't have a chance to win
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Everyone has this right with the consensus being Reyes. The only other consideration though is if your league allows trades prior to the draft. Maybe trade both for a top tier SP or even a top position player. Any team in your league have only 4 good keepers and maybe willing to deal?