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Postby Cubs017 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:58 pm

I can keep five players in my league. There are no penalties for keeping a player - you don't forfeit a draft selection or anything like that. You just get to keep five players, straight up. It's H2H, 6x6 scoring. Rosters are C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, P, P. Here are my players. It's a 12-man league, BTW.

C: Mike Napoli
1B: Billy Butler
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: Ryan Zimmerman

SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
OF: Justin Upton
OF: Mike Stanton

OF: Brett Gardner
UTIL: Desmond Jennings
BN: Dustin Ackley
BN: Danny Espinosa

SP: Jon Lester
SP: James Shields
SP: Tommy Hanson
RP: Ryan Madson
RP: Chris Perez
RP: Mike Adams
P: John Axford
P: Tyler Clippard
P: Francisco Rodriguez
BN: Anibal Sanchez
BN: Erik Bedard
BN: Jeff Niemann
BN: Brandon McCarthy

Cano, Upton, Stanton, and Zimmerman are pretty much locks, but I have no idea what to do with that fifth spot. Any suggestions? I could either take Napoli or Jennings to bolster my offense, or maybe hang on to Lester to make sure that I have an ace-level starter to work with while I use the draft to filling out my pitching staff. Thanks for any feedback.
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby oldmanbean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:32 pm

I like Lester mainly because you have no pitching, and it would be tough to replenish an entire staff. If you think you can get the pitching, then keep Jennings

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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby khabibul35 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:11 pm

I think Lester rebounds big this year, but Jennings is nipping at his heels.
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:35 pm

I'd go with Jennings
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby Element » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:07 am

Lester for me.
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby octagon999 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:50 am

I'll have to disagree with other posters. If it were me, I'd keep Napoli. I think all five are a lock. Jennings is the next closest contestant.

The reason I'd take Napoli over Jennings is that he's the number one Catcher, and there are plenty of other players to fill Jenning's position.

Good luck!

PS Last year I kept Posey for similar reasons, and that worked out epically...
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby khabibul35 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:11 am

octagon999 wrote:I'll have to disagree with other posters. If it were me, I'd keep Napoli. I think all five are a lock. Jennings is the next closest contestant.

The reason I'd take Napoli over Jennings is that he's the number one Catcher, and there are plenty of other players to fill Jenning's position.


Umm, this maybe your league mate trying to pull one over on you! But in all seriousness, when was the last time Napoli had a season with 400 AB. Also, did you realize his BABIP was .344 last year? He had a breakout season, no doubt - but he's going way too early in drafts right now!
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby mikekim2121 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:04 am

Go with Jennings or Lester. If it were me, I'd definitely go with Jennings, but if you want a little stability in your pitching rotation, then Lester could be a good choice.

But as long as there are atleast a few decent SP's available in the next draft, go with Jennings.
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:24 am

Whichever you prefer between shields and lester. I'd go shields.
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Re: Five Keepers - Help Me Pick One

Postby Urban Cohorts » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:50 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:Whichever you prefer between shields and lester. I'd go shields.


I agree but I'd go Lester :-D

Jennings is nice too, but I'd want a SP in the mix.
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