Lenny6 wrote:So I can go into auction with those 5 and a truckload of money, or I can add some more of these players to my list. Tell me who you would keep and why. I've added my thinking on each:
Billy Butler ($14) - I don't like his DH-only status
Ted Lilly ($14) - A steady performer who is nice to have for 2-start weeks, but I think I can get him back for a few less dollars
Michael Cuddyer ($13) - Even with going to Coors I don't see him as more than a marginal #3 OF, backup 1B, utility type he's always been
Pablo Sandoval ($13) - Getting a lot of hype with the thin 3B options available, but is injury plagued
Trevor Cahill ($12) - Same boat as Lilly, just a lot younger
Adam Lind ($12) - I liked him for stretches last season, but probably not worth keeping at this price
Yunel Escobar ($10) - Same as Lind
Jair Jurrjens ($8) - If his knee holds up this spring I will probably keep him although he won't be as great as the 1st half of last season
Mark Buehrle ($7) - I'm leaning towards keeping him to see how his NL stint goes. This is the price I'd want Lilly and Cahill at.
Mike Leake ($5) - Potential, but not guaranteed a rotation spot. There could be other similar options to gamble on at this price if I throw him back.
Mike Moustakas ($5) - Probably worth keeping to see if he can be more like his September stats, or at a minimum an average hitter unlike most his first season
Angel Pagan ($5) - Not very a very exciting option in a points league
Jose Valverde ($5) - Probably a no-brainer after the season he had, even if there is no way he can duplicate it. RP's are cheap in our league, though, so I could replace him with Marmol or Farnsworth types for $1- $2 at auction
Spot on with the top 5 keepers. Here are my thoughts on the others-
Billy Butler ($14) - Not a terrible price for a DH. Would be a keeper for sure if he had 1B eligibility (as he does in Yahoo).
Ted Lilly ($14) - Agreed. You could probably redraft him for less. Good arm to have come playoff time (weak schedule).
Michael Cuddyer ($13) - He doesn't qualify as a 2B (17 games in 2011)? Even if he doesn't I'd keep him at this price. He is decent now and the numbers are sure to go up in Colorado.
Pablo Sandoval ($13) - How is he injury plagued? Excluding his rookie year, he has over 400 AB in all seasons and over 500 in 2 of those. Definite keeper here.
Trevor Cahill ($12) - Redraft him for less if you like him.
Adam Lind ($12) - I agree, not worth keeping.
Yunel Escobar ($10) - Yeah, most likely a throw back unless your league utilizes an extra MI. Little room for profit here.
Jair Jurrjens ($8) - Poor health, eroding K rate, rising BB rate, poor 2nd half of 2012. He just doesn't do it for me.
Mark Buehrle ($7) - I think he has some upside at this cost. The NL should be good for him.
Mike Leake ($5) - A gamble I would take if your league has a heavy emphasis on SP.
Mike Moustakas ($5) - I'm not as big on Moustakas as most, but this cost seems reasonable. How much do salaries increase year-to-year?
Angel Pagan ($5) - Toss him back.
Jose Valverde ($5) - Valverde is one of the safer picks for a RP in my book. But if you can get Marmol for $1-$2, draft him too.
I would definitely add- Sandoval, Leake, and Valverde
I would consider- Billy Butler, Cuddyer, and Buehrle
I would definitely drop- Lind, Escobar, Jurrjens, and Pagan
The rest I would probably all drop but can see arguments for keeping. Good luck