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Postby Pokey » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:56 pm

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!
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby BUCCOFAN » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:20 pm

As you stated....Tulo and Morneau are for sure's, I would include Soria in that group. PERSONALLY.

-Then I would go Pence over Ellsbury,
-C.Santana
-and since you could use a starter, Buchholz over Billingsley?

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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby teaaker » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:02 pm

Tulo, Morneau, Ellsbury, and Soria. Plus Carlos Santana and Pence (or Bucholtz).

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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:52 pm

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Morneau
Ellsbury
Soria
Carlos Santana
Pence
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:22 pm

Tulo
Morneau
Ellsbury

C. Santana
Buchholz
Pence
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:16 am

Tulo
Morneau
Haren
Ellsbury
C. Santana
Pence
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby marshallb » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:34 am

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.
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby khann0n » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:18 am

Tulo, Morneau, Soria, Ellsbury, Santana, Buchholz
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby Elsy » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:10 pm

DRAFTED RDS 1-10 (can keep up to 4 of these):
Tulo ;-D
Morneau ;-D
Soria
Haren
Ellsbury ;-D

DRAFTED RDS 11+:
C. Santana ;-D
Prado
Billingsley
Buchholz ;-D
Pence ;-D
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Re: Need to keep 6, with a twist!

Postby Pokey » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:18 pm

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!)
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