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Postby bnsd90 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:47 pm

Wanted to start off with saying thanks for any help provided.

League settings: 5x5 (R,RBI,HR,SB, AVG)(K,W,ERA,WHIP,SV/H)-- 18 Keepers-- Start 9+Util & 5 SP/4 RP-- 20 team league--27 roster spots

Okay, the dilemma I am having is trying to figure out my last to keepers, the definite keepers are in bold, and the questionable keepers will be underlined and in italics.

Please let me know who would would select as your 18 or it might be easier to list who you would NOT keep:

C Joe Mauer
1B Prince Fielder, Christian Yelich
2B Ben Zobrist
3B Ryan Zimmerman
SS Elivis Andrus, Jurickson Profar
LF Logan Morrison, Nate McLouth
CF Josh Hamilton, Oscar Taveras, Carlos Gomez
RF Justin Upton


SP Yovani Gallardo, Matt Garza, Derek Holland, Mat Latos, Kyle Kendrick, Danny Duffy, Jeremy Guthrie, Andrew Warner, Hisashi Iwakuma, Dylan Bundy, Jameson Taillon, Carlos Martinez, Taylor Guerrieri

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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby daullaz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:49 am

Gomez is an easy keeper for you. With that amount of depth in the league and 18 keepers per team, he's a no-brainer. He just went with the second pick in the ninth round of the Cafe mock we're doing, for example.

I'd also hang on to Iwakuma, who you haven't listed as a possible keeper. He was excellent after joining the rotation last season, and he'll be a full-time starter this year.

For the last keeper, it's really up to your preference. Morrison has health concerns, McLouth won't be a full-time player, leaving you without a LF. However, with Gomez as a keeper and CFs harder to find, you may be able to trade Gomez for a quality starting LF. That probably leaves you choosing your best prospect, and I'd have to give it to Yelich, at this point. Love CarMar, but Yelich probably has more upside, which is something you want out of a fringe keeper.
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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby bnsd90 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:14 pm

daullaz wrote:Gomez is an easy keeper for you. With that amount of depth in the league and 18 keepers per team, he's a no-brainer. He just went with the second pick in the ninth round of the Cafe mock we're doing, for example.

I'd also hang on to Iwakuma, who you haven't listed as a possible keeper. He was excellent after joining the rotation last season, and he'll be a full-time starter this year.


So you are thinking that Gomez puts up similar numbers again this year? And in regards to Iwakuma, at 31 years old, you see him putting up a sub 3.3 ERA and a sub 1.25 WHIP again in his 2nd year as a starter?

And thank you for the advice.
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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby beisbol4ever94928 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:38 pm

In such a deep league, I think Gomez is a no-brainer. I would also go with Yelich and Morrison, though if you can somehow upgrade Morrison, I would.

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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:27 pm

Definitely LoMa Gomez and Yelich.
CarMar is buried on your depth chart.
LoMa is a must to have at least SOMETHING in LF. Gomez holds a bit of extra vlaue in your league. Ks aren't terribly penalized and you could start him at utility. At least you'd have a breathing warm body in there that won't kill you most nights.

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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby kidsilk » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Gomez for sure and most likely Morrison.

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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby MaudDib » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:49 pm

C Joe Mauer ;-D
1B Prince Fielder ;-D , Christian Yelich ;-D
2B Ben Zobrist ;-D
3B Ryan Zimmerman ;-D
SS Elivis Andrus ;-D , Jurickson Profar ;-D
LF Logan Morrison, Nate McLouth
CF Josh Hamilton ;-D , Oscar Taveras ;-D , Carlos Gomez ;-D
RF Justin Upton ;-D


SP Yovani Gallardo ;-D , Matt Garza ;-D , Derek Holland ;-D , Mat Latos ;-D , Kyle Kendrick, Danny Duffy, Jeremy Guthrie, Andrew Warner, Hisashi Iwakuma, Dylan Bundy ;-D , Jameson Taillon ;-D , Carlos Martinez, Taylor Guerrieri ;-D

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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby bnsd90 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:01 pm

MaudDib wrote:C Joe Mauer ;-D
1B Prince Fielder ;-D , Christian Yelich ;-D
2B Ben Zobrist ;-D
3B Ryan Zimmerman ;-D
SS Elivis Andrus ;-D , Jurickson Profar ;-D
LF Logan Morrison, Nate McLouth
CF Josh Hamilton ;-D , Oscar Taveras ;-D , Carlos Gomez ;-D
RF Justin Upton ;-D


SP Yovani Gallardo ;-D , Matt Garza ;-D , Derek Holland ;-D , Mat Latos ;-D , Kyle Kendrick, Danny Duffy, Jeremy Guthrie, Andrew Warner, Hisashi Iwakuma, Dylan Bundy ;-D , Jameson Taillon ;-D , Carlos Martinez, Taylor Guerrieri ;-D


You are the first person I have heard say to keep Guerrieri over Martinez, Duffy, and/or Morrison, do you mind elaborating on this idea--I just picked up Guerrieri a couple days ago. Thanks to you and everyone else.
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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby MaudDib » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:48 pm

Call it a hunch but I see him being the next best TB pitcher. With Martinez I feel he his more likely to be a rp than starter. He is small, mechanics aren't great and he doesn't have three pitches. Morrison is a nice OF but he is replaceable. Duffy isn't going to be ready to start the season so he should be easily draftable. Not many owners will want to waste a pick on a guy who will sit on the bench for half the year.

Now maybe you can get Guerrieri just as easily in the draft but I am not as certain in that. He is moving up the prospect ranks and could be taken before any of the three.
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Re: Keeper Advice

Postby VitoNY » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:05 pm

bnsd90 wrote:Wanted to start off with saying thanks for any help provided.

League settings: 5x5 (R,RBI,HR,SB, AVG)(K,W,ERA,WHIP,SV/H)-- 18 Keepers-- Start 9+Util & 5 SP/4 RP-- 20 team league--27 roster spots

Okay, the dilemma I am having is trying to figure out my last to keepers, the definite keepers are in bold, and the questionable keepers will be underlined and in italics.

Please let me know who would would select as your 18 or it might be easier to list who you would NOT keep:

C Joe Mauer ;-D
1B Prince Fielder ;-D , Christian Yelich ;-D
2B Ben Zobrist ;-D
3B Ryan Zimmerman ;-D
SS Elivis Andrus, ;-D Jurickson Profar ;-D
LF Logan Morrison, Nate McLouth
CF Josh Hamilton, ;-D Oscar Taveras, ;-D Carlos Gomez ;-D
RF Justin Upton ;-D


SP Yovani Gallardo, ;-D Matt Garza, ;-D Derek Holland, Mat Latos ;-D , Kyle Kendrick, Danny Duffy, Jeremy Guthrie, Andrew Warner, Hisashi Iwakuma, Dylan Bundy, ;-D Jameson Taillon ;-D , Carlos Martinez, Taylor Guerrieri ;-D

RP- Matt Adams


Thats 17 and for 18 I would either do LoMo if you must, but he has been hot trash recently and cannot stay healthy, or I would go Carlos Martinez or Duffy. Either can be in the pen long term but both are gonna get their shot in the rotation. My guess would be Duffy.
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