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Postby TheGhost » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:11 pm

This is a H2H, keeper league. We keep 7 players. 5X5 and I have the 2nd pick in the draft. Thanks! WHIR!

Dustin Ackley
Darwin Barney
Billy Butler
Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Michael Morse
Álex Rodríguez
Jimmy Rollins
Mike Trout
Dan Uggla
B.J. Upton
Matt Wieters

John Danks
Kevin Gregg
Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum
Mike Minor
Michael Pineda
Chris Pérez
Ricky Romero
Jered Weaver
Vance Worley
Jordan Zimmermann
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:20 pm

TheGhost wrote:This is a H2H, keeper league. We keep 7 players. 5X5 and I have the 2nd pick in the draft. Thanks! WHIR!

Dustin Ackley
Darwin Barney
Billy Butler
Carl Crawford ;-D
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer ;-D
Desmond Jennings ;-D
Michael Morse ;-D
Álex Rodríguez
Jimmy Rollins
Mike Trout
Dan Uggla ;-D
B.J. Upton
Matt Wieters

John Danks
Kevin Gregg
Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum ;-D
Mike Minor
Michael Pineda
Chris Pérez
Ricky Romero
Jered Weaver ;-D
Vance Worley
Jordan Zimmermann
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby lilfrier » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:31 pm

Dustin Ackley
Billy Butler
Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Michael Morse
Álex Rodríguez
Dan Uggla
B.J. Upton
Matt Wieters

Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum
Michael Pineda
Jered Weaver

A bunch of those guys are obvious non-keepers, so I took them off of the list. You then figure you only keep 7, so several high-risk guys like Ackley, Pineda, Rodriguez, Upton, and Hanson get taken off. Because of that, I would lock the 2 pitchers in so you're not dead there (and finding a hitter at #2 is easier than praying Weaver isn't taken 1st). Now, we're at:

Billy Butler
Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Michael Morse
Dan Uggla
Matt Wieters

Tim Lincecum
Jered Weaver

While someone suggested Morse, I'm including him in the next round of cuts: The unproven guys. Butler is proven, but not as an elite fantasy option. Morse had one really good year, but he plays OF and 1B, 2 deep positions. We're at:

Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Dan Uggla
Matt Wieters

Tim Lincecum
Jered Weaver

So the plan is to cut 1 of the 6 remaining hitters. Heyward sounds optimistic about his 2012, but that doesn't excuse what DID happen last season--a total screwing over of fantasy hopes and dreams. I would let him go for that. That leaves my picks as:

Carl Crawford--He'll improve, but he might not be ready at the start.
Eric Hosmer--He very well could be a nearly-elite 1B already.
Desmond Jennings--He could go 20-40 this season with ease.
Dan Uggla--2B is too shallow to let him go.
Matt Wieters--C is similarly shallow, and he's starting to make good on that hype.

Tim Lincecum--How many pitchers have been as steadily awesome?
Jered Weaver--As I said, he's the most-likely guy on your list to be taken 1st, so I would prevent that.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:40 pm

Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Michael Morse
Dan Uggla
B.J. Upton

Tim Lincecum
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby TheGhost » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:46 pm

lilfrier wrote:Dustin Ackley
Billy Butler
Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Michael Morse
Álex Rodríguez
Dan Uggla
B.J. Upton
Matt Wieters

Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum
Michael Pineda
Jered Weaver

A bunch of those guys are obvious non-keepers, so I took them off of the list. You then figure you only keep 7, so several high-risk guys like Ackley, Pineda, Rodriguez, Upton, and Hanson get taken off. Because of that, I would lock the 2 pitchers in so you're not dead there (and finding a hitter at #2 is easier than praying Weaver isn't taken 1st). Now, we're at:

Billy Butler
Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Michael Morse
Dan Uggla
Matt Wieters

Tim Lincecum
Jered Weaver

While someone suggested Morse, I'm including him in the next round of cuts: The unproven guys. Butler is proven, but not as an elite fantasy option. Morse had one really good year, but he plays OF and 1B, 2 deep positions. We're at:

Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer
Desmond Jennings
Dan Uggla
Matt Wieters

Tim Lincecum
Jered Weaver

So the plan is to cut 1 of the 6 remaining hitters. Heyward sounds optimistic about his 2012, but that doesn't excuse what DID happen last season--a total screwing over of fantasy hopes and dreams. I would let him go for that. That leaves my picks as:

Carl Crawford--He'll improve, but he might not be ready at the start.
Eric Hosmer--He very well could be a nearly-elite 1B already.
Desmond Jennings--He could go 20-40 this season with ease.
Dan Uggla--2B is too shallow to let him go.
Matt Wieters--C is similarly shallow, and he's starting to make good on that hype.

Tim Lincecum--How many pitchers have been as steadily awesome?
Jered Weaver--As I said, he's the most-likely guy on your list to be taken 1st, so I would prevent that.


I like this. Thanks man and it makes a lot of sense. Was definitely hoping someone would encourage me not to keep A-Rod. I don't want to.
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby lilfrier » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:49 pm

Hah, no problem. He's someone I've refused to roster in fantasy. In fact, I almost ALWAYS ignore Yankees players, though I've made exceptions for Gardner (former player) and Cano (on my team now).
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:08 pm

Matt Wieters
Eric Hosmer
Jason Heyward
Desmond Jennings
Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum
Jered Weaver
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby lotsofluck » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:59 pm

TheGhost wrote:This is a H2H, keeper league. We keep 7 players. 5X5 and I have the 2nd pick in the draft. Thanks! WHIR!

Dustin Ackley
Darwin Barney
Billy Butler
Carl Crawford ;-D
Jason Heyward
Eric Hosmer ;-D
Desmond Jennings ;-D
Michael Morse
Álex Rodríguez
Jimmy Rollins
Mike Trout
Dan Uggla ;-D
B.J. Upton
Matt Wieters

John Danks
Kevin Gregg
Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum ;-D
Mike Minor
Michael Pineda
Chris Pérez
Ricky Romero
Jered Weaver ;-D
Vance Worley
Jordan Zimmermann


For the 7th keeper I would go Trout or Pineda
I personally don't trust Hanson or Morse
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Dustin Ackley
Darwin Barney
Billy Butler
Carl Crawford
Jason Heyward ;-D
Eric Hosmer ;-D
Desmond Jennings ;-D
Michael Morse ;-D
Álex Rodríguez
Jimmy Rollins
Mike Trout
Dan Uggla
B.J. Upton ;-D
Matt Wieters

John Danks
Kevin Gregg
Tommy Hanson
Tim Lincecum ;-D
Mike Minor
Michael Pineda
Chris Pérez
Ricky Romero
Jered Weaver ;-D
Vance Worley
Jordan Zimmermann
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Re: Which 7 players should I keep? THANKS... WHIR!

Postby wkpdpack » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:40 pm

That's a good group to choose from.

Linecum
Weaver

Crawford
Heyward
Jennings
BJ Upton
Hosmer

I like Trout as a keeper, but I'm not sure how much he gets to play this year. I'd keep him, if you don't see yourself competing this year. However, that's awful hard to tell before the draft actually takes place.

Also, since you have the 2nd pick, you may be able to draft him then if you really want him, but I think he's a year out yet.

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