Mohillian wrote:I would go with Lester. Lester still has a ton of upside in my opinion. His stuff is not close to topping out and he will only get better. Kennedy is young but I can't see him being better than what he is doing now.
Thanks for your help with mine. I ended up agreeing with you and dropping Utley.
Tough decision on your end- you have two great guys of the same age. Lester has a higher K rate, but Kennedy has better control. In an almost toss-up situation here, I'm looking at what the "experts" out there are saying. For instance, ESPN has Lester higher up for 2012.
I would keep Lester over Kennedy just based on more years being successful I was just trying to give you a different option to consider. In leagues that start 3 OF its pretty easy to fill with studs. 20 game winners are tougher to find. Theres nothing saying Hamilton won't play 150 games next year, I just know that once injuries and games missed starts, it rarely reverses.
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Thanks for your help on my question. On yours, I'm not too familiar w Roto rules but if this was H2H, I would lean towards Lester. They're both around the same age, Lester being a little bit older. Lester did have Cancer so that's scary but most pitchers get injured at some point, I think Ian had some bursitis as far as I read which obviosuly is not near to cancer as far as all aspects of health. The thing that sets Lester apart is consistency. Lester has done it every year for at least the past three. Ian cracked the top 30 in my league for the first time I think just this year. Ian is having a better year than Lester but that consistency is hard to beat. I don't know how your roto league awards ko points so i won't discuss that, im just looking at the situation from a h2h standpoint. hope this helps.
I think Kennedy is good, but a lot of his draft "Value" next year is going to come from the 21 wins. I don't think you can bank on that again next year. My vote goes for Lester for most of the reasons already stated. I think he is hitting a rough patch right now, but that shouldn't last. I think he has a better chance of putting up 20 wins next year than Kennedy, even though the stat is really a crap-shoot.