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3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby raymania » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:10 pm

Looking for a little sanity check on my keeper choices. I'm in a 10 team mixer with robust scoring categories (R, HR, RBI, SB, CS, AVG, OBS, Errors, FPCT, K and W, L, ERA, K, SV, H, BSV, WHIP, QS, CG). We keep 3 players in leiu of our first 3 rounds. We can keep less and get those picks back, if desired.

I don't have any top 10 players, but I have a number of top 50 and some really good young studs. Thus my dilemma is whether I stick with the top players based on their ADP, or if I go young and try to be dominant in a few years.

Here is my team:
JP Arencibia
Eric Hosmer
Paul Goldschmidt
Mark Trumbo
Dan Uggla
Jose Reyes
JJ Hardy
Brett Lawrie
Mark Reynolds
Josh Hamilton
Alex Gordon
Adam Lind
Mike Trout
Drew Stubbs
Felix Hernandez
Jared Weaver
David Price
Matt Moore
Madison Bumgarner
Brandon Morrow
Wandy Rodriguez
Josh Johnson
Max Scherzer
Javier Vazquez

Really my dilemma is whether to go Reyes/Hamilton/Hernandez or Hosmer/Lawrie/Moore. Thoughts?
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby oldmanbean » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:20 pm

raymania wrote:Looking for a little sanity check on my keeper choices. I'm in a 10 team mixer with robust scoring categories (R, HR, RBI, SB, CS, AVG, OBS, Errors, FPCT, K and W, L, ERA, K, SV, H, BSV, WHIP, QS, CG). We keep 3 players in leiu of our first 3 rounds. We can keep less and get those picks back, if desired.

I don't have any top 10 players, but I have a number of top 50 and some really good young studs. Thus my dilemma is whether I stick with the top players based on their ADP, or if I go young and try to be dominant in a few years.

Here is my team:
JP Arencibia
Eric Hosmer
Paul Goldschmidt
Mark Trumbo
Dan Uggla
Jose Reyes ;-D
JJ Hardy
Brett Lawrie
Mark Reynolds
Josh Hamilton ;-D
Alex Gordon
Adam Lind
Mike Trout
Drew Stubbs
Felix Hernandez
Jared Weaver
David Price
Matt Moore
Madison Bumgarner ;-D
Brandon Morrow
Wandy Rodriguez
Josh Johnson
Max Scherzer
Javier Vazquez

Really my dilemma is whether to go Reyes/Hamilton/Hernandez or Hosmer/Lawrie/Moore. Thoughts?
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby thebest2112 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:22 pm

Well your team is loaded with young studs. To help, maybe take guys in thin positions (like 3B or C) maybe that can narrow down your choices. Or like you said, decide if you want to win now or try in a couple years. Either way, with those guys I think you can do both.

My 3 keepers: Felix, Moore, and Reyes
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:25 pm

Reyes/Hamilton/Felix

Not even close to me.
You can't drop those 3 , no matter how enticing the other 3 are.
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:43 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Reyes/Hamilton/Felix

Not even close to me.
You can't drop those 3 , no matter how enticing the other 3 are.


pretty much this.
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby ensanimal » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:Reyes/Hamilton/Felix

Not even close to me.
You can't drop those 3 , no matter how enticing the other 3 are.


pretty much this.


Yup. It's not like any of these guys are in their last season before retirement anyways. Limited keeper leagues like this, go with the best player available.
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby Element » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:26 am

ensanimal wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:Reyes/Hamilton/Felix

Not even close to me.
You can't drop those 3 , no matter how enticing the other 3 are.


pretty much this.


Yup. It's not like any of these guys are in their last season before retirement anyways. Limited keeper leagues like this, go with the best player available.


Couldn't agree more. ;-D
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:49 am

HOOTIE wrote:Reyes/Hamilton/Felix

Not even close to me.
You can't drop those 3 , no matter how enticing the other 3 are.


Yep. Only keeping 3 guys, you go with the proven talent every time. And Reyes is, what, 28? Felix is only 25, scary as that is. It's not like these guys are geriatrics.
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby Fenris-77 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:00 am

Element wrote:
ensanimal wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:
pretty much this.


Yup. It's not like any of these guys are in their last season before retirement anyways. Limited keeper leagues like this, go with the best player available.


Couldn't agree more. ;-D

Yup. ;-D
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Re: 3 Keepers - Proven vs. Young Studs

Postby rcrascals28 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:19 am

For what its worth, I'd def. go with Hernandez. I may be a little crazy, but I'm not sold on Reyes & Hamilton. I would almost take the chance on Lawrie & Hosmer. This also depends on the league rules though- budget etc. Just my 2 cents.
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