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Which Closer To Drop?

Postby wackadoodle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:41 pm

I need to drop a closer in an NL only league. NO reserves in this league, 5x5 standard only with net saves. I've got a pitcher coming off of the DL soon and need to drop Wilton Lopez of Jeremy Affeldt. Neither one has much upside but I need to at least try to get some saves to keep up with the pack. Advice?
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Re: Which Closer To Drop?

Postby dcmove2003 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:38 pm

I'd dump Lopez. Houston is so bad, they may not even win 10 more games this year, and if you assume only half of those are save opportunties, you are probably looking at 5 saves out of him. Not really worth it. Affeldt at least plays on a good team that will get save chances, even if he's splitting duties.

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Re: Which Closer To Drop?

Postby mayor quimby » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:21 pm

I think 15 wins for the rest of the season for the Astros is reasonable. And considering they're so bad, few of these wins will be blowouts, which means close games, which means save opps.

I think I'd go with Lopez because he is the closer whereas Affeldt shares the duties, and Affeldt has given up 3 runs in his past 6 appearances.

Or maybe I'm just a Lopez owner in denial :~(

Either way, you're looking at a very close number of opportunities/saves. Toss a coin.
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Re: Which Closer To Drop?

Postby baegames » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:50 pm

I'd drop Affeldt if you are purely going by saves. But Affeldt will probably put up better numbers than Lopez overall.

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Re: Which Closer To Drop?

Postby wackadoodle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 pm

Well it's a 5x5 league so I can use help with all categories but especially wins and saves.
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Re: Which Closer To Drop?

Postby baegames » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:01 pm

With all categories, keep Affeldt. The saves is unlikely to be a huge difference.

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Re: Which Closer To Drop?

Postby Darth Danielus » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:31 pm

Doesn't look like you're getting a consensus here.... I'm an affeldt owner, and I'd probably rather have lopez. Its certainly close.

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