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I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:43 am

This is a h2h points auction league. We start with $260.

I need to choose 1 more keeper, and 2 protected free agents (which means I won't bid on them, but I can choose to match the winning bid, and would get them at that price).

Scoring
1pt = singles, run, walk, rbi
2pts = doubles, stolen bases, 3pts = triple, 4pts = home run

My first 2 keepers are A Gonzalez ($29) and Strasberg ($9).

I need to choose 1 of: E Hosmer ($8) or D Jennings ($9).

Based on the projections from "Spreadsheet" available on these forums, below are the projected stats:

Hosmer- 173 total hits, 39 doubles, 3 triples, 25 homers, 100rbi, 86 runs, 11 sb's, 65 walks = projected CBS points- 566 (would have ranked as 7th 1st basemen last year, right behind Tex)

D Jennings- 164 total hits, 33 doubles, 8 triples, 13 homers, 62 rbis, 110 runs, 46 sb's, 69 walks = projected CBS points- 585 (would have ranked as 8th OF last year)

PS. I don't have a corner infield slot, but if Hosmer is the play he could be my one utility player.


Also, which 2 should I use as a protected free agent?
Hosmer/D Jennings (whichever I don't use as a keeper)
Beachey
T Hanson
D Wright
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:55 am

Hosmer easily. He is better than Jennings and cheaper. I don't see Jennings getting that many SB's.

I would protect Beachey and Wright. I am worried about Wright but so might everyone else and you could get him cheap. I could see doing Jennings instead if you have more faith in him than I do.
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby mpieco » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:42 pm

I'll second Hosmer. Not very high on Jennings.

In terms of protection, I'm definitely protecting Beachy. And I can see the reasoning for protecting Wright as well, since people might be a bit hesitant with the money they throw out for him. People are more likely to overpay for young "promising" hitters, so Jennings will go higher than you'd probably like, so it may not be prudent to protect him.

Hanson could be good to protect for the same reasons as Wright--injury problems might drive the price down, and make him more keepable.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby germani40 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:16 pm

Keep Hosmer and protect Jennings and Beachy
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Seems like most here are talking me into using Hosmer as my keepers.

And I'm leaning on have D Wright and Beachey as my protected free agents. Anyone else care to chime in?

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Postby MarinersFan21 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:30 pm

I agree with everyone on keeping Hosmer. Alot more to offer than Jennings to this point.
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby footballisbetter.com » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:24 pm

One last bump.

Jennings seems to be getting a lot of love in another thread regarding points league keepers.
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby TeeBall DH » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:57 am

Keep Hosmer.

Protect Jennings and Beachy.

I like Jennings a lot but I view Hosmer as a more bankable asset. I think the hype for Jennings has just gotten out hand.
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:32 am

I'd keep Wright, Hosmer, Beachy
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Re: I need 1 keeper, and 2 protected free agents. WHIR

Postby mpieco » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:41 am

footballisbetter.com wrote:One last bump.

Jennings seems to be getting a lot of love in another thread regarding points league keepers.


I wouldn't buy into it. I think Hosmer is worth it more to keep, and as you aren't keeping Jennings, there's no point in protecting him, because as you said, there's a lot of hype surrounding him. He's going to go unreasonably high, and it would be silly to match whatever offer was made (thus, it is pointless to protect him in the first place).

The people you want to protect are the ones who you think may slip under the radar for certain reasons. The two names that jump out are Hanson and Wright. They are both injured with question marks. Protect one or both of them, and I think you can get them for better value than Jennings.
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