I'm at a loss as to how to fill out my keepers this year. We keep six, but at least two out of the six have to have been drafted after the 11th round in last year's draft. Below are the players I'm mulling:
DRAFTED RDS 1-10 (can keep up to 4 of these): Tulo Morneau Soria Haren Ellsbury
DRAFTED RDS 11+: C. Santana Prado Billingsley Buchholz Pence
Tulo and Morneau are shoe-ins right now, as is Santana from the 11+ group, which leaves me with 3 spots to fill for the rest of them. Ellsbury is a likely candidate, as he seems a safe bet to put up top-6 round, but I've seen many rankings, including this site's that have Pence more highly rated then Ellsbury. Do I keep Soria? Haren? Billingsley? I've thought about this so much that I think I've lost any sense of perspective, so help would be appreciated!
The Artful Dodger wrote:Tulo Morneau Haren Ellsbury C. Santana Pence
I would have to agree with this. The only debate for me would be Ellsbury versus Bilingsley/Buchholz, whichever you prefer or maybe Prado depending on which other 2B are being kept. I just can't see keeping a closer when you only have 6 keepers.
Thanks for all the replies! It seems that people are (pretty much) in consensus about Tulo, Morneau, Santana, Ellsbury, Pence, but all over the board as far as the 6th spot for a pitcher. I think I'd agree that I would rather not keep Soria, as there will be plenty of closers to pick from later on. My own gut is to go with Haren, but I see a bit of support for Buchholz. What's the case for Buchholz? (or the case against Haren!)