Draft tomorrow. Last year of 7x7 10 team mixed keeper. Extra categories: Doubles, OPS, WHIP, K/9. Would you take an almost guaranteed top 10 ace/cy young potential with Kershaw in the 7th or more value with Beckham in the 25th (even though he is no sure thing, and is his upside really that exciting!!!?)
Already have keeping these 4 of 5:
McCutchen in 25th Marmol in 16th Liriano 14th Hanley 1st ( I pick 10th overall, position scarcity)
NO QUestion it's Kershaw. I dont know how many keeps you have so even if it's only 1 keeper the 7th RD you're looking at SPs like Marcum, Cain, Kuroda, Carpenter. Not bums, but not Kershaw.
Beckham, while you certainly won't get him in the 25th rd, you can scoop him up still in the mid rounds and will just be missing out on some similar mid rd upside talent that may or may not hit anyways
Usually i side with Value with keepers, but here you gotta take the closest thing to the sure thing and take the stud.