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Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby Bravos of Steel » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:14 pm

Hey guys!

Got a quick question for you all. I have to decide to keep between Starlin Castro, Ben Zobrist, Matt Wieters, and Elvis Andrus. I'm kind of leaning towards Castro, but I just need another set of eyes. What do you think? Standard 12 team yahoo keeper league, 5x5. And as always, leave a link!
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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Wow that's tough. I'd like to keep all of them. Who are your other keepers? I would actually keep Zobrist as he will put up the best numbers and his position eligibility is awesome and very helpful. Let me know your other keepers.

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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby lilfrier » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:34 pm

I would say it's between Castro and Wieters, as both are young and able to greatly improve. As a Cubs fan, I would have to say Castro, but that's clearly a personal bias. I agree Zobrist MIGHT put up better numbers, and he plays multiple positions, but he doesn't play C or SS, which are the two shallowest positions.
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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby Bravos of Steel » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:38 pm

kidsilk wrote:Wow that's tough. I'd like to keep all of them. Who are your other keepers? I would actually keep Zobrist as he will put up the best numbers and his position eligibility is awesome and very helpful. Let me know your other keepers.

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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby TheGuru22 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:01 pm

I'd say Castro is probably the best bet. He contributes to all 5 categories relatively well for a SS without hurting you, and is only 22 so there is arguably still a decent amount of upside. Andrus is also tempting, but with Jennings and Ellsbury on board you don't necessarily need the additional steals Andrus would provide since you have a nice base there already.

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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:35 pm

I still say Zobrist

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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby oldmanbean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:43 pm

Bravos of Steel wrote:Hey guys!

Got a quick question for you all. I have to decide to keep between Starlin Castro, Ben Zobrist, Matt Wieters, and Elvis Andrus. I'm kind of leaning towards Castro, but I just need another set of eyes. What do you think? Standard 12 team yahoo keeper league, 5x5. And as always, leave a link!


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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby dmbpanic » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:54 pm

Wow...that is a tough call.

I would definitely take Castro over Andrus. Both give SS, but you don't need Andrus' steals, and Castro has more overall potential to produce in multiple categories.

I really like Wieters, but I would rather lock up a SS than a C. As long as you are in a 1-C league, I think there are enough decent catchers to go around. Maybe you can redraft Wieters or someone similar (like M. Montero?).

I think it comes down to Zobrist v. Castro. I like Zobrist's multi-eligibility and production. I love Casto's SS eligibility, age and long-term potential.

In the end, it depends on who you think will be available in the draft. If you think there will be enough SS's to draft a good one, go with Zobrist and take advantage of position flexibility. If dumping Castro means you are going to have Ian Desmond at SS, then I would definitely keep Castro.

In my keeper league, I would keep Castro over Zobrist.

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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby ensanimal » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:22 pm

Zobrist easily for me. Dual elig helps, but more power numbers and won't be very far behind in the speed cat's.
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Re: Major Keeper question, definitely WHIR

Postby Urban Cohorts » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:31 am

I would keep Zobrist over the rest in the league you described. One of the top 5 2B and qualifies at OF.

Wieters is nice but I'm not keeping him in a 12 team 1 catcher league.

Castro is getting a lot of hype because he looks to be the 4th best fantasy SS behind Tulo/Hanley/Reyes. But there is a BIG drop after those three and IMO using a 3rd/4th round pick on Castro is waste. Andrus, Rollins, and Cabrera are all very similar to Castro. And in a 12 team league, I think there are enough SS in that category to merit waiting if you cannot land a top 3 guy.
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