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Keeper Price for Utley? WHIR

Postby DrDC » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:55 pm

I'm debating whether or not to keep Utley at $24. It's unlimited keepers, at 110% what we bought them for last year. For reference, the elite batters went in the high fifties. Among my other keepers are Bautista at $34, Reyes at $38, Ellsbury at $9, Ackley at $2. Our budget is $260 for 16 roster spots.

Basically it comes down to whether Utley has fallen from the elite 2B permanently, or will he bounce back next year. What do you guys think? Should I keep him?
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Re: Keeper Price for Utley? WHIR

Postby TheJordanRulz » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:56 pm

I'd lean towards keeping him unless you think he can be bought for less next year. Seems like He was back to his old self to some degree after his return and he should have decent value next year as long as there are no setbacks.

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Re: Keeper Price for Utley? WHIR

Postby fast dogs » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:16 am

any other options? Reyes seems max'd out there and I want someone w/o much risk at that price.
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Re: Keeper Price for Utley? WHIR

Postby DrDC » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:55 am

fast dogs wrote:any other options? Reyes seems max'd out there and I want someone w/o much risk at that price.


I can keep Hardy at SS at $2. I can also keep Ackley at 2B for $2. Would you still say to keep Utley?
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Re: Keeper Price for Utley? WHIR

Postby DLRBusiness » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:24 am

if you were only going to keep one(utley or ackley) especially for the salary difference, ackley is the choice to keep.
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Re: Keeper Price for Utley? WHIR

Postby hoopsgalnyc » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:15 pm

Dr. DC,

I would not keep Utley for that price. His OPS has fallen for 2 seasons in a row and is down 140 points from 2009. He played like garbage in August and September this year.

He also has extreme platoon splits this year (hitting .189 against lefties), whereas historically, he's hit lefties and righties equally well. IMO, that's a bad leading indicator.

I would keep Ackley and Hardy because they are super-cheap, even if you keep Reyes.

Please check out my Lester vs. Kennedy post and let me know what you think.
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