We keep 4. I've already settled on Pujols, Bautista, and Cano. I traded Stanton and I'm trying to trade one of Gonzalez or Kershaw, but it's entirely possible I can't get anything for either of them. If that's the case, which one should I hang on to?
Part of me wants to keep Cargo, go in with a ridiculous offense, and then focus on pitching with two of my first three picks.
But part of me thinks it's better to anchor my rotation with Kershaw (possibly the #1 pitcher in fantasy), knowing my offense already has a great start with Pujols/Bautista/Cano. Then I can just focus on BPA in the early rounds and not have to worry so much about pitching.
I'll probably be in the minority here, but I like Kershaw for your 4th, especially if you can keep players forever.
CarGo is full of category-juice, but he misses a bit too much time with injuries for my liking, and those home/away splits are redonkulous. I tend to think of him as a fantasy platoon player, in that you need to put him on the bench when he's on the road.
For balance, I would normally keep Kershaw. But, with so few keepers I think I would have to stay with the four hitters. With only four keepers, you really want the least injury risk as possible. Pitchers, inherently, have a higher injury risk.
Maybe try to trade Kershaw and Gonzalez for someone like MCab or Tulo? The problem with only 4 keepers is that almost every team is going to have 4 decent ones since you are not going deep into the player pool and that makes getting a trade done very difficult.