Simple question for a keeper league, the owner is selling on Heyward, but wants my Kimbrel. On the fence with this one, what are the thoughts on Heyward breaking out this year? Is he someone to target in keeper leagues? He's been sort of ho-hum the past couple years, but he's still really young. Thoughts? WHIR as always.
I would be fine with that trade. I like Heyward and I his biggest problem is health. When he has been fully healthy, he has looked good but it seemed last year he was constantly battling injuries. This is no sure thing but his upside is much greater than Kimbrel. Plus RP are notoriously unstable so there is no guarantee that Kimbrel will continue his success. You can always find closers but you can't always find OF with this kind of upside.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams
Without know how many keepers you can have, I would lean towards acquiring Heyward. I am not a huge fan, but I do think if Heyward can remain healthy for a full season his numbers would be fantastic. Closers come and go, but Heyward has the ability to be a solid producer for years to come if he can stay healthy.
As of right now, this is what my team looks like: (12-team, 6x6 (Standard stats + Holds/OBP) unlimited keepers if under $26 budget)
C - Devin Meseroco C - OPEN 1B - Eric Hosmer 2B - Dustin Pedroia SS - Starlin Castro 3B - Evan Longoria CI - OPEN MI - Zach Cozart OF - Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Upton, Andrew McCutchen U - Desmond Jennings, Yonder Alonso, OPEN
SP - David Price, James Shields, Zack Greinke, Drew Pomeranz, OPEN RP - Craig Kimbrel, OPEN, OPEN, OPEN
Minors - Shelby Miller, OPEN
ON THE BLOCK/STATUS IN THE AIR - Justin Verlander, Joey Votto, Buster Posey.
I'd trade the risk associated with RP for the risk associated with a talent like Heyward staying healthy. Unfortunately it's a trade that will ultimately be assessed after the fact, which isn't really fair, but right now I like the deal.
chargerss24 wrote:As of right now, this is what my team looks like: (12-team, 6x6 (Standard stats + Holds/OBP) unlimited keepers if under $26 budget).
So are there prices already attached to these 2? With 4 great OF already in place, you really don't need another OF as much as a star closer; even tho everyone prefers Heyward if price and current rosters aren't a factor...
bigh0rt wrote:I'd trade the risk associated with RP for the risk associated with a talent like Heyward staying healthy. Unfortunately it's a trade that will ultimately be assessed after the fact, which isn't really fair, but right now I like the deal.
I agree with this. It's a gamble to be sure, but all you have to do is remember previous seasons to know that RP turnover is like clockwork.
I like Hayward a lot. Still young with a boatload of potential. Granted Kimbrel had a great year, but realistically he isnt going to improve a whole lot. Cheap saves are availble later on in the draft. One rule i try to follow is if a trade is close, take the hitter unless you are trying to make a move to improve your team inseason.