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Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby jasonpm311 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:58 am

12 team head to head

League categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG...K, QS, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/BB

Set 1:

Buster Posey
Cole Hamels
Jered Weaver
Adam Jones
Michael Bourn

Set 2:

Jose Bautista
Edwin Encarnacion
Adam Jones
RA Dickey
Jered Weaver

Set 3:

Adam Jones
Jose Bautista
Brett Lawrie
Cole Hamels
Jered Weaver
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Re: Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby MaudDib » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:09 pm

Set 1:

Buster Posey
Cole Hamels
Michael Bourn

Set 2:

Jose Bautista
Edwin Encarnacion
RA Dickey

Set 3:

Jose Bautista
Brett Lawrie
Cole Hamels

I took out Weaver and Jones as they are keepers in all three and therefor aren't deciding factors. For me it comes down to 2 and 3 and I think I would lean towards #3. I think the difference between Hamels and Dickey is bigger than the difference of EE and Lawrie. I haven't bought in to EE repeating last year and I see Lawrie improving at which point they are a lot closer in value then they were last year. I also don't like Dickey's move to the AL East.
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Re: Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby jasonpm311 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:24 pm

Thanks for doing that. It obviously makes it a lot clearer when you take out those two. I'm REALLY confused, though. Why is everyone so high on Lawrie?? The guy didn't do a damn thing last year! What am I missing?
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Postby MaudDib » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:39 pm

jasonpm311 wrote:Thanks for doing that. It obviously makes it a lot clearer when you take out those two. I'm REALLY confused, though. Why is everyone so high on Lawrie?? The guy didn't do a damn thing last year! What am I missing?


We love guys who aren't stars yet but could become a star soon. He might not do it but he has enough tools that if it all comes together it will be special. He can be a 20/20 guy at 3B with solid RBI/R/AVG numbers and could get his HR to 30+.

If in set 2, you were talking about a 3B with a better track record than EE, I would probably go with him over Lawrie. But both have some question marks and I would rather have Hamels and Lawrie then EE and Dickey.
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Re: Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby jasonpm311 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Does it change your opinion if we use OBP instead of average? I always have tried to aim for guys with a 350 OBP or better for a keeper selection.
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Re: Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby fast dogs » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:11 pm

If you don't get Brett Lawrie @ 3rd chances are you end up with a subpar 3rd basemen. Look at the additions to that lineup. I think he settles in and has a much improved year in 1 of the better offenses in baseball. Hamels over Dickey by quite a bit and its set 3 for me
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Re: Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby jasonpm311 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:34 pm

You guys wiukd take Encarnacion over Lawrie though, right?
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Re: Pick a set of keepers!...1, 2, or 3...WHIR guaranteed

Postby ensanimal » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:30 pm

jasonpm311 wrote:You guys wiukd take Encarnacion over Lawrie though, right?



In a draft Encarnacion would go too high for me and I'd rather wait on Lawrie. I like set 3 the best as well. Bautista is the best of all the players and I like Hamels much better than Dickey.
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