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Postby OnDeck » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:44 pm

I'm in a keeper league where we can select up to 6 guys to keep. I've decided on a few but not sure on other:

Keepers:

Elvis Andrus
Matt Holliday
Daniel Hudson
Craig Kimbrel

Up for the 5th and 6th spots:

Johnny Cueto
Freddie Freeman
Kevin Youkilis
Nick Markakis
Clay Bucholtz
Victor Martinez
Mariano RIvera
Jhonny Peralta

I'm not sure if I should keep Martinez for next year or not so i may let him go and see if I can pick him up in a later round to hold on to. I'm leaning right now towards Youkilis and Freeman.
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:53 pm

I think Freeman is so overrated.
Youk for sure, then Rivera.
VMart will come back as a DH.
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby kidsilk » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:34 pm

Hootie has it right.....Rivera and Youk
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby Element » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:56 am

HOOTIE wrote:I think Freeman is so overrated.
Youk for sure, then Rivera.
VMart will come back as a DH.


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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby lilfrier » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:50 am

Youkilis is the only bovious one. If your league is deep (more than 12 teams), I would keep Rivera. Saves are hard to come by in deep leagues. If you're in a league of 8-12 teams, I would keep Buchholz or Cueto first, as a quality SP trumps a quality RP in shallower leagues. Freeman could be better in 2012, but I don't think he's anything that couldn't easily be replaced (a 20-25 HR first baseman is pretty much the baseline for the position).
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby dannahann » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:59 am

Must be a pretty deep league given those options. Do you have to keep 6 or can you get into the open pool sooner keeping fewer? I'd keep Youkilis for sure and if 6 are mandatory I'd go Mo ( or Cueto if you absolutely won't keep 2 closers).
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:47 am

Kevin Youkilis
Mariano Rivera (in a deep league)

Nick Markakis (in a shallow league)

The OP never said how many teams there were..
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby MaudDib » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:18 am

Yep league info would be good here.

Youk is the only no doubter. If it is 12 or less, I would keep Freeman. I am not sold on him but that second half power was pretty impressive so I would give him another year and see what he does. 12 teams or more, give me Rivera.
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Re: Thoughts on Keeper Selections

Postby OnDeck » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Sorry Guys, it is an 18 team league...

I will have the 9th pick in the first round of the draft if I keep all 6 guys.

I don't have to keep all 6, so depending on who gets dropped from other teams it may be better to only keep 1 of the guys mentioned above
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