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Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby UMTerp29 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:15 am

Who would you rather have as your last keeper? 10 Team, 6x6 H2H (H, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG:QS, SV, K, HLD, ERA WHIP), keep 5 plus up to 3 minor league contracts

I'm currently keeping the following:
Robinson Cano
David Wright
Mark Teixeira
Victor Martinez
Andrew McCutchen (under minor league contract - 20th round draft pick)
Mike Stanton (under minor league contract - 23rd round draft pick)
Carlos Santana (under minor league contract - 24th round draft pick)

I'm leaning toward keeping Dunn and letting Lester go. In such a shallow league, I have a hard time keeping pitching, especially with it being so deep this year. I expect a big year from Dunn and feel like I can build a good staff through the draft. Thoughts?
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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:30 am

I would keep both over VMart
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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby hot4tx » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:40 am

HOOTIE wrote:I would keep both over VMart


That was exactly my thoughts too. But after thinking about it I think I'd rather have VMart and Dunn, though I don't think there's any wrong answer. Lester is a stud, but I tend to concentrate on offense through the first 5-6 rounds if I can. Maybe try to trade Lester for draft picks (if allowed) or try to package Lester and one of those two for a better hitter (also if allowed)

If you keep Dunn you might want to consider platooning him and sitting against LHP, especially tought LHP. Over the past three years his average against RHP (and over 70% of the starting pitchers in the league are RHP) is around .275 and his power numbers per 500 at bats are ridiculous.

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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:01 am

HOOTIE wrote:I would keep both over VMart

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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:26 am

HOOTIE wrote:I would keep both over VMart


Yup. ;-D
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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:17 am

Given the categories I would let Dunn go. His K's are always going to hurt plus with the BB he doesn't rack up that many hits. He is basically only going to be a contributor in HR and RBI
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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby rlrtwins » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:52 am

I would keep Lester over Dunn so you have an anchor with picthing. You haev great bats there Start blostering something else. Will he really help you or hurt you. You have the hits, rbis, hrs and what not in most matchups so all you have is his ks to bring you down.
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Re: Last Keeper - Dunn or Lester?

Postby cfrat24 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:00 pm

I would keep lester over Dunn (if you are set on keeping VMART). his BA is going to hurt you as well as his K's. Your offense is solid, lester is a rising star and a proven ace on a team that will get him wins.

The question of Dunn over Vmart, personally, Dunn probably the better option and chance of a big power year hitting in that park. If he is hurting you throughout the year in Ks or BA his power will have large trade value to someone esle.

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