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Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby Beeblebrox » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:00 am

12 teams, 5x5, must keep 10 with no restrictions of any kind.

C -
1B - Pujols
2B - Pedroia
3B - Bautista
SS -
LF - Braun
CF - Kemp
RF - J.Upton
UTIL - Ellsbury
UTIL -

SP - Kershaw, Hamels

Those 9 are locks. Yes, they are a damned good set of keepers, and I've worked pretty hard to build that roster over the past couple years with many trades, just acquiring Bautista and Braun within the last couple weeks. I won last year, and I'm obviously looking to repeat this year.

My choice for the last keeper spot is down to one of these three --- Andrus, Morse (1B/LF), or Zobrist (2B,RF)

I was trying to put together another trade to upgrade at SS or add a 3rd ace SP before the keeper deadline, but nothing materialized and now trading is closed with the draft coming up next weekend, so it's gotta be one of those guys, unless you think Aramis or Wainwright is worthy of consideration....(I don't.)


I'm leaning towards Andrus, because with 120 total keepers, SS will be very thin on draft day and since I'll be drafting last in every round of our non-snake draft, that's significant. But part of me thinks that, in a vacuum, he's probably the worst of the three players there. There is that 2nd UTIL spot to fill and it would be nice to do it with some multi-positional flexibility....
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Re: Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby murphydog » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:44 am

Beeblebrox wrote:12 teams, 5x5, must keep 10 with no restrictions of any kind.

C -
1B - Pujols
2B - Pedroia
3B - Bautista
SS -
LF - Braun
CF - Kemp
RF - J.Upton
UTIL - Ellsbury
UTIL -

SP - Kershaw, Hamels

Those 9 are locks. Yes, they are a damned good set of keepers, and I've worked pretty hard to build that roster over the past couple years with many trades, just acquiring Bautista and Braun within the last couple weeks. I won last year, and I'm obviously looking to repeat this year.

My choice for the last keeper spot is down to one of these three --- Andrus, Morse (1B/LF), or Zobrist (2B,RF)

I was trying to put together another trade to upgrade at SS or add a 3rd ace SP before the keeper deadline, but nothing materialized and now trading is closed with the draft coming up next weekend, so it's gotta be one of those guys, unless you think Aramis or Wainwright is worthy of consideration....(I don't.)


I'm leaning towards Andrus, because with 120 total keepers, SS will be very thin on draft day and since I'll be drafting last in every round of our non-snake draft, that's significant. But part of me thinks that, in a vacuum, he's probably the worst of the three players there. There is that 2nd UTIL spot to fill and it would be nice to do it with some multi-positional flexibility....


I think you have to choose between Morse and Zobrist. I would probably go Zobrist but it's close. I am not big of Andrus but if you are concerned about the lack of SS depth, you could always use your depth at another position to trade for a SS. Also, I think there is a lot of benefit to having guys who can play multiple positions.
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Re: Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:43 am

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Re: Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby Kimbos Beard » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:10 am

Andrus, because its the only position where you don't already have a first round pick.


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Re: Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:40 am

Andrus--Mainly to fill in the SS position, but it honestly doesn't matter who you play at SS with that offense.
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Re: Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby MaudDib » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:01 am

Andrus here as well. He actually has some upside and he fills a position of need. I would imagine with 10 keepers, SS will be pretty thin where as you can find backup OF during the draft.
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Re: Last keeper -- Andrus, Morse, or Zobrist

Postby k.k. » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:11 am

Andrus or Morse. I'd pass on Zobrist. I've never been that enamored with him. Multi-position is helpful, but I don't think you should lean on that too much when making a keeper decision.
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