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Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby Devil Doc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:11 am

Was going back and forth with Kimbrel and Heyward as my final keeper...curious to what others think.

10 team H2H, 6 keepers, and no restrictions on length of time we keep players.

Scoring Cats: Hits, Runs, RBI, HR, Avg, Walks --- W, K, ERA, WHIP, Saves, Pitcher Team Win

My reasoning for Kimbrel...the Pitcher Team Win catergory. If he comes into the game, AND wins, thats just another point for me. It basically breaks down to 2 points/save where as everything only counts as 1. It doesn't seem like a lot, but I picked up some other RPs of the WW that really gave me the edge, even as MR or SU guys, mainly because the team won and he pitched. Kimbrel had an incredible amount of K's last year, to go along with a great ERA and of course saves. With OF such a deep position, and likely that I'd be able to get him again in the draft if I really wanted to, I may be able to afford this risk. Heck, I may be able to round out my starting OF with someone BETTER than him as well. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Re: Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:14 am

I know some will disagree, but Kimbrel.
I think he is the best keeper RP by far.
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Re: Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby mikekim2121 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:17 am

I would Keep Kimbrel. You already have 2 top OF's so you have the depth to keep the closer.
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Re: Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby howardryan6 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:05 am

Man that's tough. Could you keep both Kimbrel and Heyward and not keep Hamilton?

Hamilton is better than Heyward right now but assuming you can keep them for as long as you want (ie no contracts), I'm not totally sold on Hamilton in two years (and that's a Rangers fan).
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Re: Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:40 am

Due to your scoring tilting a more balance between pitching and hitting and RP finally getting some extra lvoe I'd go with Kimbrel.
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Re: Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby Devil Doc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:24 am

Just to put the Pitcher Team Win into perspective....

Last season Kimbrel got me 45 saves (45 points) and 61 Pitcher Team Wins...16 more points just because he pitched in the game.
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Re: Keeper Question: Kimbrel or Heyward? WHIR LL

Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:43 am

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