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Postby underweargnome » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:36 am

The keeper lock date is about a month away in one of my leagues and I am not settled on my keepers. We get to keep up to six players with at least one being a pitcher. It is a 12 team, 12 category H2H league with OPS and K/9 in addition to the standard scoring categories. My roster is as follows:

C Mauer
1B M. Cabrera
2B N. Walker
3B M. Reynolds
SS Bartlett
OF Pence, Ellsbury, Bruce
Util Fielder

My pitching staff was pretty brutal with Cain and Weaver being the only possible keepers.

I came in 7th in the regular season barely missing the playoffs with 3 terrible weeks to end the year. I have Miggy, Prince, Ellsbury, Pence, and Weaver in as my keepers currently. I have been going back and forth with the idea of keeping Cain or Bruce as a sixth; the league is in ESPN thus keeping less than six affords me with a pick a round earlier than those who keep the max regardless of draft order (those that use ESPN probably know this).

Thoughts?
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:43 am

underweargnome wrote:The keeper lock date is about a month away in one of my leagues and I am not settled on my keepers. We get to keep up to six players with at least one being a pitcher. It is a 12 team, 12 category H2H league with OPS and K/9 in addition to the standard scoring categories. My roster is as follows:

C Mauer
1B M. Cabrera ;-D
2B N. Walker
3B M. Reynolds
SS Bartlett
OF Pence ;-D , Ellsbury ;-D , Bruce ;-D
Util Fielder ;-D

My pitching staff was pretty brutal with Cain and Weaver ;-D being the only possible keepers.

I came in 7th in the regular season barely missing the playoffs with 3 terrible weeks to end the year. I have Miggy, Prince, Ellsbury, Pence, and Weaver in as my keepers currently. I have been going back and forth with the idea of keeping Cain or Bruce as a sixth; the league is in ESPN thus keeping less than six affords me with a pick a round earlier than those who keep the max regardless of draft order (those that use ESPN probably know this).

Thoughts?
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:45 am

Bruce is a easy lock.
i would keep Cain, and drop Weaver.
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby Paws » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:48 am

underweargnome wrote:The keeper lock date is about a month away in one of my leagues and I am not settled on my keepers. We get to keep up to six players with at least one being a pitcher. It is a 12 team, 12 category H2H league with OPS and K/9 in addition to the standard scoring categories. My roster is as follows:

C Mauer
1B M. Cabrera ;-D
2B N. Walker
3B M. Reynolds
SS Bartlett
OF Pence ;-D , Ellsbury ;-D , Bruce ;-D
Util Fielder ;-D

My pitching staff was pretty brutal with Cain ;-D and Weaver being the only possible keepers.

I came in 7th in the regular season barely missing the playoffs with 3 terrible weeks to end the year. I have Miggy, Prince, Ellsbury, Pence, and Weaver in as my keepers currently. I have been going back and forth with the idea of keeping Cain or Bruce as a sixth; the league is in ESPN thus keeping less than six affords me with a pick a round earlier than those who keep the max regardless of draft order (those that use ESPN probably know this).

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Re: Who to keep?

Postby underweargnome » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:02 am

Bruce has always seemed to be streaky to me and leaves me frustrated at times and I understand where his potential and ceiling are at.

One reason why I have thought about keeping two starters is that there is a huge premium on pitchers in this league.
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby Urban Cohorts » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:49 am

underweargnome wrote:Bruce has always seemed to be streaky to me and leaves me frustrated at times and I understand where his potential and ceiling are at.

One reason why I have thought about keeping two starters is that there is a huge premium on pitchers in this league.


If you are looking to keep Cain, I would much rather drop Pence than Bruce. In an OPS league, I image that Bruce will outperform Pence sometime in the near future. Bruce has more power potential IMO and he is what 3-4 years younger?

Cain instead of Pence would be the play for me. And in a H2H league, its nice to have Cain come playoff time.
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby bigguy1551 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:51 am

underweargnome wrote:Bruce has always seemed to be streaky to me and leaves me frustrated at times and I understand where his potential and ceiling are at.

One reason why I have thought about keeping two starters is that there is a huge premium on pitchers in this league.

Bruce has been streaky thoughout his career but he still merits consideration. But, with the option of keeping only 5 i think i would go that way. You should be able to improve on him.
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby ensanimal » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:35 am

HOOTIE wrote:Bruce is a easy lock.
i would keep Cain, and drop Weaver.


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Re: Who to keep?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:24 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:
underweargnome wrote:The keeper lock date is about a month away in one of my leagues and I am not settled on my keepers. We get to keep up to six players with at least one being a pitcher. It is a 12 team, 12 category H2H league with OPS and K/9 in addition to the standard scoring categories. My roster is as follows:

C Mauer
1B M. Cabrera ;-D
2B N. Walker
3B M. Reynolds
SS Bartlett
OF Pence ;-D , Ellsbury ;-D , Bruce ;-D
Util Fielder ;-D

My pitching staff was pretty brutal with Cain and Weaver ;-D being the only possible keepers.

I came in 7th in the regular season barely missing the playoffs with 3 terrible weeks to end the year. I have Miggy, Prince, Ellsbury, Pence, and Weaver in as my keepers currently. I have been going back and forth with the idea of keeping Cain or Bruce as a sixth; the league is in ESPN thus keeping less than six affords me with a pick a round earlier than those who keep the max regardless of draft order (those that use ESPN probably know this).

Thoughts?


I agree with those choices. I wouldn't keep less than six; if you threw back Bruce for example you'd get a fifth round pick, correct? That's about where you'd take Bruce anyway.
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Re: Who to keep?

Postby down.by.law » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:48 am

Gotta Agree:
Miggy, Pence, Ellsbury, Bruce, Prince, Weaver
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