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Need Help Picking Keepers

Postby jkadagio » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:07 pm

12 team, mixed league, standard 5x5 roto.

Unlimited keepers, with the caveat that I have to give up the round/pick to keep said player.

Also, if it makes any difference, I have the 1.02 pick in the upcoming draft. No players from the first 3 round of last years draft can be kept. Closers are hard to acquire in this league, so I'm thinking I may keep Bell/Nathan/Perez and have one of the best group of closers

RD 18 Matt Latos
RD 17 Adam LaRoche
RD 16 Travis Snider
RD 15 Aroldis Chapman
RD 14 Mark Reynolds
RD 12 Mike Stanton or Chris Perez or Joe Nathan
RD 11 Adam Jones
RD 10 Adam Lind
RD 8 Heath Bell
RD 7 Z Greinke or Jason Werth

In RD 12 I could keep any or all of those guys, they'd just bump up rounds. So as an example, I could keep Stanton/Perez/Nathan @ 12,11,10 and cut Jones and Lind loose. I'm also thinking I may look to trade Grienke for a player and/or picks and keep Werth.

Sorry for the long read....any help or thoughts appreciated (post a link, and I’d be happy to reply to others).

Edit to add: To give anyone an idea of what happens with closers in this league, I went back and reviewed last years draft and 13 closer were kept or drafted in rounds 3 thru 7. That gives some perspective on why I'd keep Bell @ rd 8 and likely Perez/Nathan in the 10-12 round range. I think all three of these guys could finish as top 12 closers in 2011, and would certainly cost a higher pick to re-acquire if I didn't keep them.
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Re: Need Help Picking Keepers

Postby skmo2345 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:04 pm

Definite:
RD 18 Matt Latos
RD 8 Heath Bell
RD 12 Mike Stanton

Likely:
RD 15 Aroldis Chapman
RD 11 Chris Perez
RD 7 Jason Werth

Maybe:
RD 16 Travis Snider
RD 14 Mark Reynolds

In your case, I think 2 closers should be enough. Spending a round 11 pick on Nathan carries too much risk to me. I would rather keep Chapman, who I believe will close by season's end. I would keep Werth because he would probably be drafted 2 rounds higher in a redraft. Snider and Reynolds have the potential to be decent value at their respective positions. I would take whichever you liked better, and wouldn't blame you for keeping both, but I'm not that fond of them.
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Re: Need Help Picking Keepers

Postby Wadderboiz » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:09 pm

All pretty decent values, I have a hard time attaching the word keeper to a guy who hit less than .200. Reynolds HR totals will never see 40 again and he doesn't add anything else. Even at 14 I would probably throw him back.
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Re: Need Help Picking Keepers

Postby jkadagio » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:18 pm

Any other thoughts on this before I have to declare keepers?
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Re: Need Help Picking Keepers

Postby Lenny6 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 pm

I agree with skmo2345.

Latos, Bell, either Perez or Nathan, Stanton, and Werth I's say. How high did SP's and OF's go in your draft last year?

Help with mine? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=424292
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