KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers! - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby twistedude » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:27 am

LEAGUE FORMAT: 14 team yahoo ROTO keeper, we keep 5 at the cost of the round they were drafted in.

I have three keepers already set in stone - round values in brackets:

Trout (17)
Harper (16)
Altuve (18)

And now I must choose 2 from the following players:

Wainwright (10)
Cueto (11)
Minor (24)
AJ Griffin (24)
Lance Lynn (24)

Which two players would you keep from that list and why? Do I go with a pair of young 24th rounders, or play it safe with Wainwright and Cueto? Both of those "safe" guys have tailed off pretty badly to finish the season. Minor on the other hand has been on fire. Thoughts?
twistedude
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafeholic
Posts: 2283
(Past Year: 37)
Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby RedTiger » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:10 am

I'm not that familiar with roto snake drafts (I do auctions) but where would Wainwright go in a draft (and a draft with Trout and Harper not being picked until the 17th round)? Lance Lynn looks really good there, but even if Waino and Cueto save just 2 or more rounds, I would go with them. Do you have any other hitters to keep?


Also, what do you project Altuve to do next year? I'm debating keeping him too

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=452279&p=3559129#p3559129
RedTiger
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor


Posts: 85
(Past Year: 29)
Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby MaudDib » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:11 pm

I would take Wainwright and Cueto. Too much talent here and they both will go earlier than what you can keep them for. As much as I like Altuve, I think I would probably keep one of the other guys instead of him. Lynn would be the guy but I have to wonder what will happen to him. The Cardinals have a lot of SP (depending on what happens with Lohse) so if they decide Shelby Miller needs to start, then Lynn might be the odd guy out. Just something to watch but I would keep him over Altuve if he has a spot. If not him then I would go with Minor even though he has some question marks.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams

Image
MaudDib
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamCafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 8016
(Past Year: 380)
Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby RedTiger » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:17 pm

Cardinals rotation will be Carpenter, Wainwright, Garcia, Westbrook, Lynn. Lohse will not be signed. Kelly will be in the pen and Miller will be first or second in line for a spot after an inevitable injury.
RedTiger
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor


Posts: 85
(Past Year: 29)
Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby fast dogs » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:10 am

I'd bump up Wain & Cueto ahead of Altuve then have a much tougher time deciding. If Altuve is in stone then I guess thats your 5
fast dogs
General Manager
General Manager

CafeholicResponse TeamMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2543
(Past Year: 302)
Joined: 16 Dec 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby americanleagueroto » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:40 am

I think Altuve is a solid keeper at the round in a 14 team yahoo league.

I might look to keep one of Wainwright/Cueto and one of the later round pitchers to keep everything balanced.
Twitter: @dmojr - Always available to talk fantasy or be that second opinion before a trade.
americanleagueroto
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 162
Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby MaudDib » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:12 pm

americanleagueroto wrote:I think Altuve is a solid keeper at the round in a 14 team yahoo league.

I might look to keep one of Wainwright/Cueto and one of the later round pitchers to keep everything balanced.

I agree that Altuve is a solid keeper/player but Wainwright and Cueto will both be top 75 players maybe top 100 if someone doesn't quite believe in Cueto. That is pretty good value for picks 140/154. I would rather go into the draft with two top 30 SP and then look to draft Altuve or another 2B. In a 14 team league, SP gets thinned out enough that these guys should be valued much more than a solid 2B.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams

Image
MaudDib
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamCafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 8016
(Past Year: 380)
Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby americanleagueroto » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:21 pm

I suppose it would also depend on what the other teams are keeping as well.
Twitter: @dmojr - Always available to talk fantasy or be that second opinion before a trade.
americanleagueroto
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 162
Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby eatyun » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:28 pm

I Would diff keep Griffin esp at that round..i may be biased since im a cards fan but wainwright has looked alot better in the 2nd half and i think u should keep him
eatyun
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Response Team
Posts: 760
(Past Year: 523)
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: KEEPER DILEMMA: pls help me pick my final 2 keepers!

Postby MrAccoe » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:42 pm

I hate to keep pitchers especially with keeping just 5. But out of your options, I'd go with Cueto and Griffin, maybe drop Altuve and go with Wainwright.
MrAccoe
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 184
Joined: 31 Aug 2009
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Oct. 21
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Francisco at Kansas City
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact