49ersavior wrote:Just rechecked and Strausburg's keeper price will actually be $11. So thinking Upton and Shields now.
I would still go Upton and Strasburg.
Upton for $20 is going to be extremely valuable for at least 3 to 4 more years barring injury.
Strasburg for $11 is going to be extremely valuable for at least 4 to 5 more years barring injury.
With your league placing a heavy emphasis on pitching, Strasburg is the best long term option. Shields may be better this year with your scoring categories, but he isn't nearly as good a long term keeper as Strasburg. And with only 2 keepers, you need to keep the best value guys on your team. Breakout players who aren't kept will go for higher amounts of money.
CG and perfect games are not stats you can bank on. Shields had a nice 2011, but has never pitched at that level prior to that. I doubt he repeats that performance in 2012.
160 IP from Strasburg + 60 IP from another SP/RP > 220 IP from Shields