12-team standard 5x5 roto keeper league. My current keepers are C. Gonzalez, M. Teixera, A. McCutchen, A. Wainwright, Cl. Lee, I. Kinsler. I have K. Morales penciled in as the 7th keeper, but now reports that he didn't start running until 3 weeks ago and still has only run in a straight line at 50% have me worried.
Should I let Morales go and keep Billy Butler (lost 15 lbs., has lead the league in 'off the wall' and warning track doubles the past two years) or Aramis Ramirez? Or I should stay the course since Morales still has a month and a half to heal?
I have the 12th and 13th picks in the draft, so I could keep A-Ram because of position scarcity and then hope that Morales or Butler falls back to me at pick 12.
Who would you keep with the final spot, Morales (highest upside, bum leg), Billy Butler (just turned 24 and could finally put it all together) or Old Man A. Ramirez who is in a contract year?
I think that I might be talking myself into Aramis Ramirez. Is he old? Yes. But 31 is younger than I had previously thought. He is in a contract year, which has proved to be extra motivation. He plays at a desolate fantasy position, third base. First base is much much deeper. Despite a horrendous first 3 months last year, A-Ram finished very very strong. From July 6th until the end of the season he hit (in 260 at bats) 19 HR's, 60 RBI's, raised his batting AVG .57 points
I can see both Kendry and Aramis finishing with similar lines, around .285/85/28/100. But with one of them a 1B who is still rehabbing having pins in his leg and the other being a 3B who had a down year with minor nagging injuries, I might go against the good advice of this board.
I'm still open to people telling me I'm wrong, but that is how I currently see it. Thanks for all the responses so far.
JHubRoyals wrote:I think that I might be talking myself into Aramis Ramirez. Is he old? Yes. But 31 is younger than I had previously thought. He is in a contract year, which has proved to be extra motivation.
I can see both Kendry and Aramis finishing with similar lines, around .285/85/28/100.
Aram is 32, will turn 33 soon. Morales is 5 years younger.
Contract year doesn't mean much really.
I would take the better player with the extra 5 years easily.
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