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Postby azrael98 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:45 am

Hello all!

I'm taking over a team in a 12-team, 6x6 (OPS & Pitcher Losses), H2H league. Everyone can keep up to 8, and if you keep fewer than 8, then you can start drafting earlier, etc. I kept only 1 player (Kershaw), and so I have a crack at some early picks.

For the most part, the top 6-8 players from each position are gone, so I have to take some risks for the long haul while also trying to stay competitive this year. I have 3 of the first 4 picks, then 4 of the first 6, and overall 8 of the first 21.

The following players are available - most teams kept their top hitters. How would you rank the below, or which would you rank as your top 6 or 7?

Bryce Harper (I'm definitely picking him right away, for the potential in coming years, or even for trade bait)
Jesus Montero
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt
Billy Butler
Kendrys Morales
Brandon Phillips
A-Rod
Jimmy Rollins
Aramis Ramirez
Shin Soo Choo
Brennan Boesch
Nick Markakis
Logan Morrison
David Price
Josh Johnson
Yu Darvish
Tommy Hanson
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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby silverZ » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:41 am

azrael98 wrote:
The following players are available - most teams kept their top hitters. How would you rank the below, or which would you rank as your top 6 or 7?

Bryce Harper ;-D (I'm definitely picking him right away, for the potential in coming years, or even for trade bait)
Jesus Montero ;-D
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt
Billy Butler ;-D
Kendrys Morales
Brandon Phillips ;-D
A-Rod ;-D
Jimmy Rollins
Aramis Ramirez ;-D
Shin Soo Choo ;-D
Brennan Boesch
Nick Markakis
Logan Morrison
David Price ;-D
Josh Johnson ;-D
Yu Darvish ;-D
Tommy Hanson ;-D


I'd be happy if I could end up with 8 of those guys. Draft them by ADP, making slight adjustments based on youth/upside. Don't sleep on ARod/Aram/Rollins/Phillips just because it's a keeper league.
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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby kidsilk » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:52 am

azrael98 wrote:Hello all!

I'm taking over a team in a 12-team, 6x6 (OPS & Pitcher Losses), H2H league. Everyone can keep up to 8, and if you keep fewer than 8, then you can start drafting earlier, etc. I kept only 1 player (Kershaw), and so I have a crack at some early picks.

For the most part, the top 6-8 players from each position are gone, so I have to take some risks for the long haul while also trying to stay competitive this year. I have 3 of the first 4 picks, then 4 of the first 6, and overall 8 of the first 21.

The following players are available - most teams kept their top hitters. How would you rank the below, or which would you rank as your top 6 or 7?

Bryce Harper (I'm definitely picking him right away, for the potential in coming years, or even for trade bait) ;-D
Jesus Montero ;-D
Freddie Freeman
Paul Goldschmidt ;-D
Billy Butler ;-D
Kendrys Morales
Brandon Phillips ;-D
A-Rod ;-D
Jimmy Rollins
Aramis Ramirez ;-D
Shin Soo Choo
Brennan Boesch
Nick Markakis
Logan Morrison
David Price ;-D
Josh Johnson ;-D
Yu Darvish ;-D
Tommy Hanson

;-D

I'd try to grab a few good hitters but definitely grab one or two of those arms like Johnson and Price.

please help

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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:05 am

Since you have 4 of the top 6

Harper
Montero
Price
Choo
Darvish
Butler
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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby azrael98 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:17 pm

Thanks - helpful!

Do people have a thought on Goldschmidt vs Freeman?
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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby billycent » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:25 pm

In no particular order, the guys that strike me are....

Jesus Montero
Freddie Freeman
Brandon Phillips
Aramis Ramirez
Nick Markakis
David Price
Yu Darvish
Tommy Hanson

That gives you a lot of solid young players to build a team around (most of which should be strong contributors this year) and a few proven vets. And if by some chance you got all of these guys... you lock up C, 1b, 2b, 3b, an OF slot and you have a wicked rotation imo. I'm not as high on Harper as most, but yeah u could certainly add him to this list as well, if nothing else he could be good trade bait as you mentioned. Thnx for the help on mine.
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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:47 pm

azrael98 wrote:Thanks - helpful!

Do people have a thought on Goldschmidt vs Freeman?

Prefer Freeman, since i see Goldschmidt as a .250 hitter.
But i like Butler over Freeman.
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Re: Drafting keepers help (after taking over failing team)-W

Postby CyboNinja » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:47 pm

azrael98 wrote:Bryce Harper (I'm definitely picking him right away, for the potential in coming years, or even for trade bait) ;-D
Jesus Montero ;-D
Freddie Freeman ;-D
Paul Goldschmidt
Billy Butler
Kendrys Morales
Brandon Phillips ;-D
A-Rod ;-D
Jimmy Rollins
Aramis Ramirez ;-D
Shin Soo Choo ;-D
Brennan Boesch
Nick Markakis
Logan Morrison
David Price ;-D
Josh Johnson ;-D
Yu Darvish
Tommy Hanson
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