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2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby Kojack84 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:23 pm

In a 12-team, H2H, keeper league. Each league can keep up to 3 guys, each keeper = 1 to 3 first round picks. Draft order is reverse of last year standings. We can trade players for draft picks and vice-versa.

I ended in 5th place, just missing the playoffs. My ending team was:

C - Carlos Santana
1B - Freddie Freeman
2B - Chase Utley
3B - Aramis Ramirez
SS - Jesus Guzman
OF - Andrew McCutchen
OF - Ichiro
OF - Jeff Franceour
UTIL - Michael Morse
BN - Bryce Harper
BN - Dustin Ackley
BN - Jason Kipnis

SP - Roy Halladay
SP - Felix Hernandez
SP - Tim Hudson
RP - Craig Kimbrel
RP - JJ Putz
P - Jaime Garcia
P - Joe Nathan
BN - Brandon Beachy
BN - Stephen Strasburg
BN - Erik Bedard
DL - Adam Wainwright


I picked up Harper and Wainwright at the end of the season when I knew I was out of the playoffs.

My question is, who do I keep, and who do I deal?

My initial idea is to keep: Felix, Strasburg, McCutchen. Drop Harper and try to draft him. Trade Halladay for top 3 draft pick, maybe even deal Wainwright if someone would take him.

Ideas??
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby Element » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:30 pm

You only need to keep 3 players. Don't over think or plan too far ahead. Keep your best three guys.

McCutchen
Halladay
Felix

There could (potentially) be some debate to keep Stras over Felix, but this is H2H & Strasburg will likely be on an innings count this season. You don't want him on your bench for the playoffs.

Good luck.
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby ensanimal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:44 pm

McCutchen
Halladay
Felix

Make some deals if you can, packaging two for one and try and get some top end talent. Even deal some non-keepers for some early draft picks if you can. If you dangle some of the young stud prospects and another near keeper on your team, you may be able to find the owner that overvalues youth and turn that into a first rounder.
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby fast dogs » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:50 pm

trouble is everyone has 3 keepers they like.Wainwright you won't be able to deal, Halladay would be better than teams 3rd but maybe not enough to net you an early pick with so few keepers. Strasburg would seem to be a better draft than keeper pick to me; you'd really have to do well in a trade to make me consider keeping him ahead of Halladay
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:58 pm

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Felix
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:22 pm

ensanimal wrote:McCutchen
Halladay
Felix

Make some deals if you can, packaging two for one and try and get some top end talent. Even deal some non-keepers for some early draft picks if you can. If you dangle some of the young stud prospects and another near keeper on your team, you may be able to find the owner that overvalues youth and turn that into a first rounder.




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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby Kojack84 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:30 pm

Thanks for the advice guys!

Will consider throwing some trades out there, but I might just drop Stras/Harper and hope I can draft them low enough.
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby ayebatter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:05 pm

Element wrote:You only need to keep 3 players. Don't over think or plan too far ahead. Keep your best three guys.

McCutchen
Halladay
Felix

There could (potentially) be some debate to keep Stras over Felix, but this is H2H & Strasburg will likely be on an innings count this season. You don't want him on your bench for the playoffs.

Good luck.


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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:38 pm

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Felix
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Re: 2012 Keeper/Draft Dilemma

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:48 pm

Kojack84 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys!

Will consider throwing some trades out there, but I might just drop Stras/Harper and hope I can draft them low enough.


Yeah, with only 3 keepers you run into that problem; there will always be more established guys to keep over your Harpers and Strasburgs. Maybe you could suggest they bump the the number of keepers next season. It gets more interesting the more you have. Course that's just one man's opinion.
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