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Postby JJLinn » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:41 pm

I'm in a 12 man 5X5 roto league. We get to keep 12 regular players, 1 hitter and/or 1 pitcher that still has ROY eligibility, and 3 minor league players. I've made a few cuts so far but I'm running into trouble. Here's what my roster looks like now, with the guys that are keeper locks in bold:

Minor Leaguers: Taijuan Walker (SEA), Jonathan Schoop (BAL), Jose Fernandez (MIA)

C: M. Wieters (BAL)
C:
1B: P. Fielder (DET)
2B: J. Altuve (HOU)
3B:
SS: A. Cabrera (CLE)
2B/SS: R. Weeks (MIL)
1B/3B: T. Frazier (CIN)
OF: D. Fowler (COL)
OF: J. Heyward (ATL)
OF: J. Hamilton (TEX)
OF: N. Aoki (MIL)
OF: S. Marte (PIT)
OF: N. Markakis (BAL)
UTIL: J. Willingham (MIN)


SP: J. Weaver (LAA)
SP: M. Latos (CIN)
SP: Y. Gollardo (MIL)
SP: W. Chen (BAL)
SP: Y. Darvish (TEX)
SP: C. Tillman (BAL)
RP: J. Johnson (BAL)
RP: E. Frieri (LAA)
RP:
RP:
BENCH: I. Kennedy (ARI)
BENCH: J. Hammel (BAL)
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Re: Trying to decide keepers, need help

Postby fast dogs » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:47 pm

Frazier, Asdrubal Altuve & in a 2 C league Wieters or Darvish would be a tough call for final spot
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Re: Trying to decide keepers, need help

Postby Simon Bonesteel » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:31 am

I don't think Jim Johnson should be considered a lock. So much of his performance last year was fluky. He's a low-strikeout guy who got lucky on a large number of very close wins for his team. Given the nature of closer turnover, I think you could use that spot much more efficiently. I also think Willingham's spot could just as easily go to Markakis or Fowler depending on your power needs (you've already got Fielder and Hamilton), but I'll leave that call to you.

Removing Johnson, that gives you seven keepers so far. I would use your last five spots on Wieters, Altuve, A. Cabrera, Darvish, and Kennedy.
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Re: Trying to decide keepers, need help

Postby MaudDib » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:51 am

Minor Leaguers: Taijuan Walker (SEA), Jonathan Schoop (BAL), Jose Fernandez (MIA)

C: M. Wieters (BAL) ;-D
C:
1B: P. Fielder (DET) ;-D
2B: J. Altuve (HOU) ;-D
3B:
SS: A. Cabrera (CLE) ;-D
2B/SS: R. Weeks (MIL)
1B/3B: T. Frazier (CIN) ;-D
OF: D. Fowler (COL)
OF: J. Heyward (ATL) ;-D
OF: J. Hamilton (TEX) ;-D
OF: N. Aoki (MIL)
OF: S. Marte (PIT)
OF: N. Markakis (BAL)
UTIL: J. Willingham (MIN) ;-D


SP: J. Weaver (LAA) ;-D
SP: M. Latos (CIN) ;-D
SP: Y. Gollardo (MIL) ;-D
SP: W. Chen (BAL)
SP: Y. Darvish (TEX) ;-D
SP: C. Tillman (BAL)
RP: J. Johnson (BAL)
RP: E. Frieri (LAA)
RP:
RP:
BENCH: I. Kennedy (ARI)
BENCH: J. Hammel (BAL)

I probably wouldn't keep a closer but if you think you should (you know your league better than me) then I am fine dropping any of Cabrera, Altuve or Fazier. I am not sure how Darvish isn't a lock. A rookie who strikes out 200+ and one that got better as the season went on. Should be an easy keeper and much better than Latos.

Only guy I know off hand that I think still has rookie eligibility is Marte. No one else jumps out at me.
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