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My keepers - Should I change anything? - WHIR

Postby jbird669 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:45 am

I'm in a 12-team mixed 5x5 Roto auction keeper league. We have a cap of $260. At our auction we select 11 hitters and 9 pitchers into our starting lineup, 5 bench players and after the auction have a 3-player reserve draft. We can keep up to 10 players.

Our keepers are due at midnight tonight. I've made my picks. Just curious what you guys think. My keeper selections are in bold. I'll gladly help in return if you post a link.

Napoli, Mike 1B ANA C 7
LaRoche, Adam 1B ARI 1B 15
Johnson, Kelly 2B ARI 2B 7
Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC 3B 30
Ramirez, Hanley SS FLA SS 32
Abreu, Bobby RF ANA OF 23
Hunter, Torii CF ANA OF 13
Lee, Carlos LF HOU OF 29
Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC OF 12
Drew, J.D. RF BOS DH 2
Pierzynski, A.J. C CHW U 2
Jurrjens, Jair SP ATL P 10
Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA P 10
Latos, Mat SP SD P 10
League, Brandon RP SEA P 6
Lilly, Ted SP LA P 10
Lyon, Brandon RP HOU P 2
Myers, Brett SP HOU P 2
Scherzer, Max SP DET P 5
Thornton, Matt RP CHW P 7
Suzuki, Kurt C OAK C 2
Freeman, Freddie 1B ATL 1B 2
Taylor, Michael LF OAK OF 3
Kouzmanoff, Kevin 3B OAK DH 4
Reimold, Nolan LF BAL DH 3
Beltre, Adrian 3B BOS U 10
Prado, Martin 2B ATL U 5

Neshek, Pat RP MIN P 3
Simon, Alfredo RP BAL P 2
Todd, Jess RP CLE P 3
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Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:48 am

I agree with your picks. I think you got it right.
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Postby MaudDib » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:34 am

I don't think I would keep Hunter. Price is about right for him and not a guy I would really want unless that was about all that was left.
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Postby mpieco » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:44 am

Not sure why you would keep a 7 dollar Napoli when you have a 2 dollar Suzuki. Are you really going to pay an entire extra dollar for each home run more that Napoli will have?

Agree with the comment on Tori Hunter. You can do better than him for the same price I would imagine. I'm just not high on him this year at all as an "oldie but goodie". It's not going to happen for him. I would maybe hold on to Matt Thornton instead of him to start putting bullpen pieces together.

I'm not digging the 7 dollar keep of Kelly Johnson either. You already have a 5 dollar keep of Martin Prado (a much superior 2B), so why keep two? I would recommend keeping Adam LaRoche (I know he's a bit expensive), but there's no guarantee Freeman will be the guy this year, so you're giving yourself 1B insurance, and LaRoche will probably finish the year in the top 15 for 1B scoring. The Nationals lineup is definitely improved, and Adam could be good for about 25-110 with an average that won't sink you.
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Postby jbird669 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:05 pm

The 11 hitters we start are: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 4 OF, IF, UT. We also have to draft 5 bench spots. In a daily transaction league, I thought it prudent to keep Johnson especially since Prado is eligible at 3B and will add OF after 5 games (and 1B if he plays there again). I can move Prado around.

Hunter is actually coveted by a lot of people. I got multiple offers for him during our pre-keeper trading period. He could go for $20. He's a bargain in my format.

I thought about LaRoche. Last year, I waited to spend $ and got stuck paying what I did for him. I can get him back for $5-7, so that's why I'm not keeping him.

I've owned Suzuki for the last 3 years. I can get him for $1. My leaguemates don't think anything of him. They fight over Mauer, McCann, V-Mart and prospects like Wieters, Arencibia and Carlos Santana.
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Postby wkpdpack » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:13 pm

I'd keep Suzuki rather than Napoli - save yourself $5.

K. Johnson seems a bit high. You should be able to get him back at that price or better.

I'd consider keeping Lilly. He's pitching and entire year for the Dodgers and should do well. He's very underrated.


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Postby mekman20 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:34 pm

I'd forget about Napoli, Myers, Hunter and Freeman. You should be able to find better value than those guys in the draft. help? viewtopic.php?t=422818
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2b. Pedroia
3b. Arod
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U. Beltran
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Postby KSig24 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:49 pm

I would find a way to keep League as he is supposed to close with Aardsma being injured and out for a bit. Plus he will give you good K numbers and I dont think he will give the job back to Aardsma given his previous history of high WHIP and ERA.

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Postby nissan_350z » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Suzuiki over Napoli. Also not too thrilled about Beltre considering he's going to be out for the first month, and he's not playing in fenway anymore
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