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Postby brad_fox87 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:24 am

I'm in a 10 team 5x5 H2H league with 7 keepers (3 hitters, 3 pitchers, 1 either). I recently had all my DL'ed players removed by dropping Morales and the reinjured Aardsma and with LoMo and Delmon Young coming off the DL. Instead of stashing someone like Vernon Wells or Furcal since I have a full outfield and 2 top 10 SS's, I am thinking about picking up Strasburg or Wainwright. My questions are first, is there much of a chance that Strasburg could be able to return by the time fantasy baseball playoffs are going on? I know I saw where he is starting to throw some, so I'm hoping maybe he could be back for a few starts in September. Secondly, where would these two rank among starting pitchers going into next year as keepers? I already have Weaver, Verlander, and Price as keepers right now, but having a 4th potential keeper would allow me to trade one in the offseason to improve my hitting. Thanks for any input.
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Re: Strasburg/Wainwright

Postby MaudDib » Fri May 13, 2011 1:04 pm

I would rank Wainwright over Strasburg because Wainwright has the track record and Strasburg is still pretty young and likely to have some growing pains. I wouldn't plan on Strasburg getting some starts in Sept. Just looking at how careful the Nationals were with him, makes me think they would send him to AAA and let him get back up to speed there. But if you have an open DL spot I would take a gamble on it just in case.
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