ESPN Auction League, 3 year keep total, increases $5 each year. I nedd 7 keepers and stuck on the last one, I hate spending over $15 on a pitcher and $20 on hitters, will reply to your link
So far I got (2012 Salary): Alex Avila C (8) Dustin Ackley 2B (8) Paul Goldschmidt 1B (8) David Price SP (9) James Shields SP (6) Stephen Strasburg SP (6)
Players left on my team: Mark Trumbo 1B (6) Evan Longoria 3B (41) Alexei Ramirez SS (15) Cliff PenningtonSS (6) Mike Stanton OF (16) Drew Stubbs OF (9) Logan Morrison OF (13) Andrew McCutchenOF (15) Alex Gordon OF (9) Mark Reynolds 3B (9) Jose Tabata OF (11) Edwin Encarnacion 3B (7) Brennan Boesch OF (10) Neftali Feliz RP (9) Dan Haren SP (20) Heath Bell RP (18) Cliff Lee SP (25) Chad Billingsley SP (6) Brandon McCarthy SP (6)
yeah, I think you're overrating Goldschmidt, Ackley and to a lesser extent Avila. If you're willing to go to 25 on Lee, then I would second Raiders Umpire's advice. If you aren't willing to go that route, a $9 Alex Gordon isn't a bad option either. It's only $1 more than Goldschmidt or Ackley, and he's at least done it once in a full season.
I may be over reaching with Goldschmidt, but I like Avila alot and he is cheap, and 2b has been the bane of my FBB existence so I like Ackley alot as well as he would stabilize at a cheap price, we have a $260 cap and Longoria is a little over priced for me, I might drop Gold for McCutcheon or stubbs
Padres Fan wrote:I may be over reaching with Goldschmidt, but I like Avila alot and he is cheap, and 2b has been the bane of my FBB existence so I like Ackley alot as well as he would stabilize at a cheap price, we have a $260 cap and Longoria is a little over priced for me, I might drop Gold for McCutcheon or stubbs
And it'd likely continue as you're completely overvaluing Ackley here.
If you're set on dumping Longo as you're committed to penny-pinching, I'd definitely go:
Price, Strasburg, Shields, McCutch, Stanton, Gordon and Avila.
David Price SP (9) James Shields SP (6) Stephen Strasburg SP (6) Mike Stanton OF (16) Drew Stubbs OF (9) Andrew McCutchenOF (15)
I think those 6 are auto-keeps. Those are all great value, especially Stanton at $16 which is an absolute steal. Just wait - even when he goes up to $21 and $26 in the next couple years you'll want to keep him. He's that good.
For the last spot you can go a few different directions. These keepers give you a great SP/OF core so I'd want to address in infield. Avila for $8 isn't bad. Cliff Lee I could see, too, but he isn't likely to drastically outperform that price and you're already keeping 3 pitchers. As much as I hate to admit it, you ARE overvaluing Ackley. As far as fantasy goes, he'll be good, not great. Way more Martin Prado than Chase Utley. That's what I think, anyway. Longoria at $41 seems fair to me, perhaps more than fair - could be a decent value. If you really want to save money, though, I can see why you want to avoid him. Hard to throw back 1st round talent, though.