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Postby Hbj79 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:37 am

13 team league (standard roto + OPS and Holds)

$270 cap for starting line-up (22 player in starting line-up including 9 pitchers). Bench is a draft where every player taken is $2.

The league has crazy inflation due to players being kept. i.e. Pujols is available this year and will likely go for between $55-$60.

I can keep up to 8 players (players increase in cost by $5 every year you keep them)

Here are my best options:

Adrian Gonzalez (34)
Ryan Braun (33)
MIguel Cabrera (44)
Jacoby Ellsbury (36)
Carlos Gonzalez (20)
Alex Gordon (6)
Ben Zobrist (18)
Starlin Castro (18)
Shin-Soo Choo (17)
Brett Lawrie (29) - We are near Toronto and he will go for atleast this in the auction (other good 3b's are being kept)
Bryce Harper (8)
Mike Moustakas (6)
Kelly Johnson (13)
Dan Uggla (30)
Josh Johnson (20)
Matt Garza (10)

I'll let people give feedback before commenting on what I am thinking.
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby Element » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:05 am

Adrian Gonzalez (34)
Ryan Braun (33)
MIguel Cabrera (44)
Ben Zobrist (18)
Carlos Gonzalez (20)
Alex Gordon (6)
Bryce Harper (8)
Starlin Castro (18)

I'd take this core into your draft. No need for Lawrie with MCab gaining 3b eligibility. Scoop up Chipper toward the end on the cheap until he's able to play there for you.
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:07 am

Hbj79 wrote:13 team league (standard roto + OPS and Holds)

$270 cap for starting line-up (22 player in starting line-up including 9 pitchers). Bench is a draft where every player taken is $2.

The league has crazy inflation due to players being kept. i.e. Pujols is available this year and will likely go for between $55-$60.

I can keep up to 8 players (players increase in cost by $5 every year you keep them)

Here are my best options:

Adrian Gonzalez (34) ;-D
Ryan Braun (33) ;-D
MIguel Cabrera (44) ;-D
Jacoby Ellsbury (36) ;-D
Carlos Gonzalez (20) ;-D
Alex Gordon (6) ;-D
Ben Zobrist (18) ;-D
Starlin Castro (18)
Shin-Soo Choo (17)
Brett Lawrie (29) - We are near Toronto and he will go for atleast this in the auction (other good 3b's are being kept)
Bryce Harper (8)
Mike Moustakas (6)
Kelly Johnson (13)
Dan Uggla (30)
Josh Johnson (20)
Matt Garza (10)

I'll let people give feedback before commenting on what I am thinking.


castro, choo, or garza for the last spot. castro's value goes down in an OPS league, Choo is a solid option but you already have 3 OF, garza is a decent price and would save you the most money. you won't have much money left to spend but holy crap is that a lot of talent all for reasonable prices, especially if inflation is as bad as you say.
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby jbird669 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:30 am

Element wrote:Adrian Gonzalez (34)
Ryan Braun (33)
MIguel Cabrera (44)
Ben Zobrist (18)
Carlos Gonzalez (20)
Alex Gordon (6)
Bryce Harper (8)
Starlin Castro (18)

I'd take this core into your draft. No need for Lawrie with MCab gaining 3b eligibility. Scoop up Chipper toward the end on the cheap until he's able to play there for you.


+2, not sure about Chipper but otherwise I concur.

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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby Jase44 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:47 am

Hbj79 wrote:13 team league (standard roto + OPS and Holds)

$270 cap for starting line-up (22 player in starting line-up including 9 pitchers). Bench is a draft where every player taken is $2.

The league has crazy inflation due to players being kept. i.e. Pujols is available this year and will likely go for between $55-$60.

I can keep up to 8 players (players increase in cost by $5 every year you keep them)

Here are my best options:

Adrian Gonzalez (34) ;-D
Ryan Braun (33) ;-D
MIguel Cabrera (44) ;-D
Jacoby Ellsbury (36)
Carlos Gonzalez (20) ;-D
Alex Gordon (6) ;-D
Ben Zobrist (18) ;-D
Starlin Castro (18) ;-D
Shin-Soo Choo (17)
Brett Lawrie (29) - We are near Toronto and he will go for atleast this in the auction (other good 3b's are being kept)
Bryce Harper (8) ;-D
Mike Moustakas (6)
Kelly Johnson (13)
Dan Uggla (30)
Josh Johnson (20)
Matt Garza (10) ;-D

I'll let people give feedback before commenting on what I am thinking.
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby Jase44 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:50 am

I'm not overly familiar with auction leagues but I think I would skip on Ellsbury if your looking to save money. I have a hard time seeing him have a repeat to what he did last year where the other expensive guys are more solid options. I also like Garza at $10, I think that could have a good pay off this year
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:52 am

Jase44 wrote:I'm not overly familiar with auction leagues but I think I would skip on Ellsbury if your looking to save money. I have a hard time seeing him have a repeat to what he did last year where the other expensive guys are more solid options. I also like Garza at $10, I think that could have a good pay off this year

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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby Fenris-77 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:57 am

Hbj79 wrote:Adrian Gonzalez (34) ;-D
Ryan Braun (33) ;-D
MIguel Cabrera (44) ;-D
Jacoby Ellsbury (36) ;-D
Carlos Gonzalez (20) ;-D
Alex Gordon (6)
Ben Zobrist (18) ;-D
Starlin Castro (18)
Shin-Soo Choo (17)
Brett Lawrie (29) - We are near Toronto and he will go for atleast this in the auction (other good 3b's are being kept)
Bryce Harper (8) ;-D
Mike Moustakas (6)
Kelly Johnson (13)
Dan Uggla (30)
Josh Johnson (20)
Matt Garza (10) ;-D

I'll let people give feedback before commenting on what I am thinking.
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby Jase44 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:39 am

HOOTIE wrote:
Jase44 wrote:I'm not overly familiar with auction leagues but I think I would skip on Ellsbury if your looking to save money. I have a hard time seeing him have a repeat to what he did last year where the other expensive guys are more solid options. I also like Garza at $10, I think that could have a good pay off this year

You picked 9?



oops - I would probably take Harper off of my list then. Obviously low dollar amount for huge upside but if this is a team that wants to compete this year than paying $8 for a guy likely to come in mid-season may not be the best option.
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Re: Need to pick 8 keepers

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:44 am

Adrian Gonzalez (34)
Ryan Braun (33)
MIguel Cabrera (44)
Jacoby Ellsbury (36)
Carlos Gonzalez (20)
Alex Gordon (6)
Ben Zobrist (18)
Starlin Castro (18)
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