Thanks as always guys. I'll be getting on the cafe forums in the next few days trying to Help Out. I just like to get a little more research in before I start advising! ha ha
As for my own keepers, I guess I could have asked "Would you keep Tulo at $30 considering his injury history?" You all answered that one way or the other. I think the fact that Reyes, hanley R., Andrus and Castro will probably be kept would make me want to keep Tulo. Someday he's got to stay healthy, right?
But if I 'throw back" Tulo (or better, trade him for a draft pick) I might still be looking at grabbing a Jimmy Rollins or a Zobrist (or I might not). So we'll see on that. Which brings me to my follow up question...I have been offered a team's 2nd round pick (19th overall pick in the re-draft) for Tulo. Keep in mind all 12 teams are keeping 4 players, so obviously the top 48 players will be kept, give or take, some will keep lower ranked players b/c of value. So is keeping either Moustakas, Seager, or any of the 3 pitchers plus the "draft pick" equal or greater than keeping Tulo? Thanks.
P.S. As for the guy who doesn't understand the Medlen excitement, in a way I understand. (I'm a Braves homer BTW) He just sort of throws the ball, nothing fantastic...and the other guys can't hit it. I hope he doesn't "come back down to Earth" but I keep waiting on the hitters to figure out that almost every pitch he throws will be a strike, so just swing. But as a Braves fan, I waited on hitters to figure that out about some guy named Maddux. (No, No, No I'm not saying Medlen is Maddux
) This year's Sporting News says this: Many fantasy owners owe their championship to Medlen. From July 31 he was 9-0, 0.97 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 84/10 k/BB in 83.2 innings. I'm not trying to cast Medlen as the next Cy Young winner. Just saying that he helped me get to my league championship game. So although I will most likely throw him back (depth of pitching), I am still gonna target him big time in my other, non-keeper leagues. I have him ranked around 95 in my top 200. And if you've never watched him pitch, watch him pitch next year.
And Bumgarner, yes, he was great for my team last year. Sporting News is glowing about him also. 3.20 ERA through 534 career innings. Plus, last year was almost identical to 2011. And he's just 23 years old.
Anyway, I digress. (ha ha) Thanks and I'll be getting on here soon.