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Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby exm » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:51 pm

Yahoo Keeper league keeping 5 players. Already decided to keep Cano, Zimmerman, C Lee, T Hanson.

Left (1 spot):
Tier 1: Hosmer, Konerko
Tier 2: V Mart
Tier 3: Chacin/Beachy

Tier 3 looked good a few weeks ago but not anymore... V Mart is good but there seems to be more catching depth so I'm deciding between Hosmer and Konerko. Thoughts? Also your thoughts on my current keepers (the remainder of my roster clearly isn't worth listing as keeper material).

If I fall out of contention (I'm borderline in the playoffs) perhaps I can bundle Konerko, V Mart and one of the tier 3 pitchers for a top player or shall I hold on to any of my tier 1 players?
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby plapre3 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:22 pm

I'd definitely go with Hosmer here. The goal in a shallow (only 5) keeper league should be to control the elite talent (e.g. Halladay), the young elite (e.g. Harper), or both (e.g. Upton). Hosmer doesn't fit into any of these categories perfectly, but he's close to the latter two. Konerko isn't a great bet to be elite next year and, of course, he's old. Hosmer, on the other hand, has underwhelmed a bit. .277 / .329 / .422 is essentially replacement level at first base. At the same time, replacement level isn't an Alex Gordon sized bust, especially for an almost 22 year old. He's hardly striking out and almost all of his peripherals are in line with his established norms in the minors... except his power. It's not rare for a young player to take time for the power to set in, so expect it to come... maybe not this year, but certainly next. The only thing is that I might argue for V-mart over him. Sure, the power isn't where you want it to be, but he should remain a top option at the shallowest position for years, and one of the few there who will see enough time behind the plate to keep eligibility and thusly have a lesser chance of becoming the next catcher to miss significant time due to injury.

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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby osbtensor » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:25 pm

this one is close.. i really like hosmer and would be tempted, but i think that v-mart is a better keeper. especially if you factor in the position played.. who can you hope to snag that's better (even equal) that's not already spoken for at C? 1B is a deep position too.. just my thoughts


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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:46 am

Hosmer
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby exm » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am

Interesting replies to keep V-Mart instead... Guess the majority of the replies are either Hosmer or V-Mart; not Konerko... Any other thoughts? :)
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby dannahann » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:04 pm

I'd go with keeping Hosmer over either Konerko or V-Mart
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby RedHopeful » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:10 pm

I'm also in favor of keeping Hosmer.
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby redskincow » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:13 pm

Would you keep Hosmer over other prospects like Ackley or Jennings?
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby dannahann » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:18 pm

redskincow wrote:Would you keep Hosmer over other prospects like Ackley or Jennings?

Yes, I think he's well over both. Des is closer to Hosmer's worth than is Ackley but he's already so much older than Hosmer.
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Re: Keeper question: Hosmer or Konerko? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:58 pm

Definitely go with Hosmer here.




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