Im trying to decide on my final 2 keepers.
The 6 I have locked in so far are:
MCab - round 1
Bautista - round 5
J Upton - round 6
Ellsbury - round 9
Granderson - round 12
Strasburg - round 20
I can keep either Lawrie or Hosmer in round 24.
-If I keep Lawrie hed be my 3B even though i already have the undisputed #1 fantasy 3B in the game.
(we start 4 OF in this league so there would be room for both Bautista (OF) and Lawrie (3B) to start, without using either guy in my lone UT slot)
If i keep Hosmer hed lock up my UT slot every day, which wouldnt necessarily be a bad thing as there are obv much worse options (we do not use a CI)
basically im looking for best overall production regardless of position here.
and I can keep either Beachy or Pineda in round 22.
Pineda got more work this year (171 IP) and should be unleashed for a full 200 inning work load next season. Beachy only threw 146 innings due to DL time and may be limited to 170 or so.
Most people seem to agree that Pineda has better stuff, but the numbers say otherwise.
Beachy has a better K%, K/9, and K/BB, and therefore a better FIP.
Pineda allows fewer hits/inning
BB rates are nearly identical.
HR rates are also very very similar with just a slight edge going to Pineda.
But the one things that scares me a little about Pineda is that he throws sliders over 30% (Tommy John in the future?
) of the time, and does not yet have a relieable 3rd pitch... Beachy is only about 19% sliders and also has a well developed curve AND changeup - so 4 quality pitches.