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Postby ratking20 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:40 pm

standard points h2h league 10 teams
can keep forever if you want

strasburg ...no brainer
bumgarner ...keeping
cueto ...thinking about it
grienke ...maybe
kimbrel ...probably

butler ...under rated
hosmer ...was going to but he sucks this year.. sophomore slump?
braun ...no brainer
pence ...maybe
billy hamilton ...huge prospect
jurickson profar ...huge prospect
will myers ...huge prospect
david ortiz ... beast this year when playing
arod ...no longer a top 3b ..probably wont keep
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Re: help me pick my 8 keepers! whir

Postby kingdon » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:29 am

I hate keeping Pitchers, but in this case I think you have to keep both Stasburg and Baumgarner.

I love Jurikson Profar, he might be my favorite prospect, so keep him.
Billy Hamilton I think you have to keep at this point. I am not sure we see him in the big leagues next year because he is pretty awful with his bat, but even still, huge trade bait.
Wil Myers, another prospect I love. I dont think he will dominate in the bigs like the minors but I can see him putting up some decent numbers next year .250-.260 18-24 HRs

Thats 5.

Ryan Braun.

David Ortiz. 7

Last spot is between Kimbrel, Greinke, Pence, and Hosmer.

I think you can always draft or find good RPs through the waiver wire if you are active. You can go Greinke but you already have 2 studs anchoring your unit, so no need there. Pence is Mr. Consistency, you know what to expect. The upside pick here is Hosmer. Thats who I am going with.

So,
Jurikson Profar
Billy Hamilton
Wil Myers
Stephen Stasburg
Madison Baumgarner
Ryan Braun
David Ortiz
Eric Hosmer

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Re: help me pick my 8 keepers! whir

Postby PrideofthePhils1993 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:05 am

Strasburg and Bumgarner definitely. Like Kingdon above, I wouldn't normally recommend keeping too many pitchers, but in this case you've got to consider how dominant your pitching staff COULD be if Greinke returns to form in 2013. Could be a gamble worth taking in my opinion. Although Cueto has proven he's consistent, I feel like Greinke has more upside.

Relievers are like catchers, normally you don't keep them unless you have the best one in the game, in this case you arguably do (Aroldis Chapman would be the other). I'd consider keeping Kimbrel, you know exactly what you're getting and he's got job security. That's 4.

Of course Braun. 5

Personally I like Pence, he was stuck in a terribly unproductive Phillies lineup early this year but he's just starting to hit like the top 50 player he is now on the Giants. He's in his prime (29) and he's durable. You want sure things with keepers. 6

Butler is ok but Ortiz (7) is better and its hard to justify having more than 1 DH. A-Rod won't play 100 games next season so you might as well go young with #8 Profar (you need a a position player). Myers and Hamilton will need a little more seasoning so I feel like you can nab them on waivers sometime midseason 2013 as opposed to keeping them.
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Re: help me pick my 8 keepers! whir

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:15 am

strasburg ...no brainer
bumgarner ...keeping
cueto ...thinking about it
grienke ...maybe
kimbrel ...probably

butler ...under rated
hosmer ...was going to but he sucks this year.. sophomore slump?
braun ...no brainer
pence ...maybe
billy hamilton ...huge prospect
jurickson profar ...huge prospect
will myers ...huge prospect
david ortiz ... beast this year when playing
arod ...no longer a top 3b ..probably wont keep

I'd play to build a huge dynasty.
OF Myers, SS/MI Hamilton, 2b/SS Profar, 1b/UTL Hosmer, Billy Butler, Ryan Braun, Stephen Strasburg, MadBum SP If you are so inclined throw out one of your lesser prospects or Hos and keep Kimbrel who is the top closer in the game.
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Re: help me pick my 8 keepers! whir

Postby ratking20 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:23 am

thanks. alot of good input here. i hear all the time that people dont like keeping pitchers. in this league and most of the leagues i am in, pitchers are coveted and kept alot. some teams might keep 4 pitchers of their 8 players. rosters get stacked with pitchers so the chance of having double start(weekly lineups) pitchers is greater.

im definitely keeping braun strasburg and bumgarner. thats 3
i want to keep at least one of the 3 babies in profar hamilton myers
ive had butler and kimbrel for a few years and they never let me down. both very consistent
butler is under-rated because he doesnt kill it in the HR department
before ortiz got hurt he was leading the league in points(batters) but hes getting old
i expected big things from hosmer. he let alot of people down
arod is getting dropped. crawford is another guy ive been keeping but hes going too(didnt even list him)
pence was my first player drafted in the re-draft

im thinking as of now
strasburg
bumgarner
kimbrel
braun
profar
pence
and 2 of... greinke, cueto, ortiz, butler, myers, hamilton
i can always redraft the young ones if they dont make an impact this year
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