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Postby pacotaco27 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:47 pm

I'm in a 12 team keeper league with a 5 man prospect roster. Up to 8 players can be kept, with a minimum of 3 and max of 5 major leaguers. You give up a pick in the round the player was drafted, with free agents equating to last rounders.

My 4 for sure ML keepers are:
Prince Fielder (2nd) - contract is up in 2013
Madison Bumgarner (19th) - can keep through 2015
Ben Zobrist (last) - can keep through 2014
Yu Darvish (last) - can keep through 2016

My 3 prospect keepers are:
Byron Buxton (last)
Xander Bogaerts (last)
Addison Reed (20th)

For my 5th ML keeper I'm between these three:

Sergio Romo (18th) - can be kept through 2016
Eric Hosmer (last) - can be kept through 2015
Ben Revere (last) - can be kept through 2016

I think Romo is the most likely to help this year, but I'm still unsure based on the upside of the other two.

And we do have a CI spot, so I would have a place to start Hosmer besides UTIL.
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Postby Kimbos Beard » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:32 pm

I keep Hosmer. He still has plenty of upside and with the cost only being a last round pick, its worth it.
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Postby MadDog36 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:55 pm

Eric Hosmer (last) - can be kept through 2015
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Postby jtsandwich » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:39 am

I would keep Hosmer and Revere and toss back Fielder. there is more last round value in Revere than 2nd in Fielder. They you still get a 1st and a 2nd round pick.
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Postby dmbpanic » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:41 am

I would probably lean toward Hosmer, but it depends on what needs you anticipate having as you fill out your roster. Hosmer has more upside than Revere, but based on Hosmer's flop in 2012, you could argue that Revere is a safer bet to produce what you expect him to produce (at least in terms of runs and SBs). An extra year of Revere is also tempting.

In the end I take the upside of Hosmer.

I would NOT take Romo. He is a stud, but Bochy has already shown a tendency to change bullpen rolls during the season, and you can ALWAYS pick up saves off the wire during the season.

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Postby MaudDib » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:33 pm

Kimbos Beard wrote:I keep Hosmer. He still has plenty of upside and with the cost only being a last round pick, its worth it.

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Postby Brainstorm » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:43 pm

jtsandwich wrote:I would keep Hosmer and Revere and toss back Fielder. there is more last round value in Revere than 2nd in Fielder. They you still get a 1st and a 2nd round pick.


This. You get the value of Revere in the late round, while still keeping your top 2 round picks open to get Fielder-type talent.
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Postby rjforlife » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:36 pm

I agree with Revere/Hosmer. Why keep Prince in the 2nd when he is basically a 2nd round guy. You are looking for value here, and Revere and Hosmer in the last rounds is gold.

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Re: Need Opinions on 5th Keeper - WHIR

Postby pacotaco27 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:53 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I think I'm leaning towards Hosmer.

I do plan on still keeping Fielder. Due to the way our keepers work, in the second round you usually will only get 4th round or so value, due to many guys who would be 1st or 2nd rounders being kept much later (McCutchen will be kept as an 18th rounder this year, for example). With Fielder's consistency through the years and ability to stay healthy, I like having him as the centerpiece to my hitting, as especially considering my additional hitting keepers (Zobrist, Hosmer).
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Re: Need Opinions on 5th Keeper - WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Well you could throw Fielder back and keep Revere in the last round IF you can get him back... ;-D
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