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Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby pjtroy34 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:29 pm

12 team, 6x6 category H2H
3 year keeper where player moves up 2 rounds from previous year, can only keep 1 player from top 5 rounds (they move up only 1 round), FA can be kept in 18th.

Categories: BA, R, HR, RBI, SB, KO-BB for hitters; W, L, KO, ERA, WHIP, AND SV+HD for pitchers
Lineup: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, (3) OF, UTIL, (4) SP, (2) RP, P

My keepers I've pretty much decided on:
Zimmerman - 3rd
Liriano - 5th
Nelson Cruz - 7th
Pedroia - 8th
Alexei - 12th
Wieters - 14th
Wandy - 19th
Stanton - 20th
Colby Lewis - 22nd

My last spot I've been switching between Chris Sale in the 18th, Daniel Bard in the 23rd, or not keeping either and rolling with 9.
Also have Chapman in the 9th, Gavin Floyd in the 14th, Ryan Raburn in the 18th, and Papi in the 21st...embarrassment of riches.

WHIR. Thanks.
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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby mikemcj55 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:03 pm

With Saves plus holds, it's got to ba Bard for me. Sale could eventually get to where Bard is, but why take the risk for an extra 5 rounds? Bard is a monster.


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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Go with Bard. Great value for him in the 23rd round, and he should be valuable to you either as a set up man or if he eventually replaces Papelbon as closer.
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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby Seanyfever » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:19 pm

Liriano in fifth is tight, but I don't know alternatives.

I agree with others. Bard jumps out especially with holds and his potential to perhaps be the BoSox fallback for Papelbon.

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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:39 pm

Bard is a good choice here.
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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:19 pm

I'd keep Big Papi with that low of a pick. You could use his big bat.
Wandy - 19th throw him out and keep Papi instead.

I'd much rather have a big bat than a mid rotation arm, which can EASILY be replaced. How many 280/32/100 bats can you keep that late?

For your other selection Bard is definitely the best value by far.
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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby pjtroy34 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:32 pm

MadDog36 wrote:I'd keep Big Papi with that low of a pick. You could use his big bat.
Wandy - 19th throw him out and keep Papi instead.

I'd much rather have a big bat than a mid rotation arm, which can EASILY be replaced. How many 280/32/100 bats can you keep that late?

For your other selection Bard is definitely the best value by far.


Though I'm not in love with Wandy (and it's his last year of being able to be kept), he has some nice value in our league. People keep pitchers. Of the top SP: Halladay, Greinke, JJ, Lee, Lester, Price, Weaver, Hanson, Latos will all be kept...and those are only the top arms. (Scott 'Freaking' Baker has been drafted in the 7th round the past two years.)

Liriano in the 5th is borderline IMO, but that is where he'll get taken, if not slightly before due to above...now Wandy in the 19th is acceptable. I can post #4/#5 numbers from him I think.

It is a weekly lineup league so playing Papi is always an adventure, depending on R/L matchups. Add in the DH only option and he is frustrating. I think he is definitely a great value...something I'll need to think more about. I've considered him over Bard, but haven't been able to pull the trigger yet.
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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:59 pm

Definitely Bard
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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby oldmanbean » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:49 pm

Ortiz. Each year he seems to be a sleeper, and then produces like an early-rounder.

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Re: Final Keeper Spot Help Needed, WHIR

Postby drtodddds » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:23 pm

Bard easy here, if you're talking holds, and he'll snag a save and win or two as well. And nice periferals.

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