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Postby redsoxsucker » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:31 pm

Hi, I am looking for keeper advice for my team this year. I am in a 10 team mixed 5x5 (we are moving to Quality Starts instead of Wins this year).

We are a $260 auction league. I have some good value players and can keep up to FIVE (5) players. I am trying to decide from among the following:

Yadier Molina, StL C - $5
Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF - $27
Ryan Howard, Phi 1B - $5
Lucas Duda, NYM 1B, OF - $5
David Ortiz, Bos DH - $8
Victor Martinez, Det C, DH - $5 (eligible at C?)
James Shields, TB SP - $10
Ian Kennedy, Ari SP - $10
Matt Moore, TB SP - $13
Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP - $7
Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP - $7
Anibal Sanchez, Det SP - $8

I have some thoughts on this clearly but would like to just get your opinions without leading you.

Which 5 would you keep?


Thanks!!!!
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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here???

Postby KELLYLEAK » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:15 pm

i'd keep Strasburg, Matt Moore, and maybe Ellsbury - not sure on him.

i don't think Vmart is eligible at C yet.

I would think QS puts lets emphasis on drafting a pitcher on a good teams- probably ups the value of guys like Garza, and Samardjia- anyone on the lousy Cubs, Twins, Mets, etc.
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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here???

Postby plamb23 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:20 pm

redsoxsucker wrote:Hi, I am looking for keeper advice for my team this year. I am in a 10 team mixed 5x5 (we are moving to Quality Starts instead of Wins this year).

We are a $260 auction league. We have up to 5 keepers and I have some good value players. I am trying to decide from among the following:

Yadier Molina, StL C - $5 ;-D
Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF - $27
Ryan Howard, Phi 1B - $5 ;-D
Lucas Duda, NYM 1B, OF - $5
David Ortiz, Bos DH - $8
Victor Martinez, Det C, DH - $5 (eligible at C?)
James Shields, TB SP - $10 ;-D
Ian Kennedy, Ari SP - $10
Matt Moore, TB SP - $13 ;-D
Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP - $7
Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP - $7 ;-D ;-D ;-D
Anibal Sanchez, Det SP - $8

I have some thoughts on this clearly but would like to just get your opinions without leading you.

Which 5 would you keep?
Will VMart be eligible at C (and would you keep him either way at that price)?
How might QS versus W affect your thinking?

Thanks!!!!


I agree KELLYLEAK on QS thoughts

I am choosing more of your Ps here because your hitters even at low prices have not enough upside to lead me to drop a Shields or Moore; Ellsbury is a for sure no way to me.

Hope this helped and didn't hinder; I usually try to pick the best talent then examine cost

Shields, Moore, and Strasburg are definite keeper
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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby MaudDib » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:29 pm

Yadier Molina, StL C - $5 ;-D
Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF - $27
Ryan Howard, Phi 1B - $5 ;-D
Lucas Duda, NYM 1B, OF - $5
David Ortiz, Bos DH - $8
Victor Martinez, Det C, DH - $5 (eligible at C?)
James Shields, TB SP - $10 ;-D
Ian Kennedy, Ari SP - $10
Matt Moore, TB SP - $13 ;-D
Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP - $7
Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP - $7 ;-D
Anibal Sanchez, Det SP - $8

Awfully tempted to keep Ortiz or Martinez but I couldn't justify either one over better players with great contracts. Really it could be a coin flip between Howard, Ortiz and VMart but I would probably lean towards Howard rather than a DH or a catcher.
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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby PujolsJunkie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:36 pm

redsoxsucker wrote:Yadier Molina, StL C - $5
Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF - $27
Ryan Howard, Phi 1B - $5
Lucas Duda, NYM 1B, OF - $5
David Ortiz, Bos DH - $8 ;-D
Victor Martinez, Det C, DH - $5 (eligible at C?) ;-D
James Shields, TB SP - $10 ;-D
Ian Kennedy, Ari SP - $10 ;-D
Matt Moore, TB SP - $13
Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP - $7
Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP - $7 ;-D
Anibal Sanchez, Det SP - $8


Most people will say Moore is a definite pick but I think he's still a year or two from becoming what he ultimately can. Shields and Kennedy churn out QS like nothing. That's how I'd roll.

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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby redsoxsucker » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:44 pm

Thanks for the initial thoughts - they are similar to mine so far.

I feel pretty solid on:
Strasburg $7
Shields $10
Moore $13

Kennedy at $10 still seems good to me, but I kept these exact 4 SP last year and was like 4th best pitching team


So basically, the 3 pitchers above are locks so I need TWO (2) players among:
Y. Molina or VMart for $5 (leaning towards $5)
R. Howard $5
Ortiz $8
Ian Kennedy $10

Thoughts anyone?

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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby Brainstorm » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:23 pm

redsoxsucker wrote:Hi, I am looking for keeper advice for my team this year. I am in a 10 team mixed 5x5 (we are moving to Quality Starts instead of Wins this year).

We are a $260 auction league. I have some good value players and can keep up to FIVE (5) players. I am trying to decide from among the following:

Yadier Molina, StL C - $5
Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF - $27
Ryan Howard, Phi 1B - $5
Lucas Duda, NYM 1B, OF - $5
David Ortiz, Bos DH - $8 ;-D
Victor Martinez, Det C, DH - $5 (eligible at C?) ;-D
James Shields, TB SP - $10 ;-D
Ian Kennedy, Ari SP - $10
Matt Moore, TB SP - $13 ;-D
Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP - $7
Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP - $7 ;-D
Anibal Sanchez, Det SP - $8

I have some thoughts on this clearly but would like to just get your opinions without leading you.

Which 5 would you keep?


Thanks!!!!


I don't think Kennedy is a good option for you when you have 3 other keepable SP's. He' clearly #4 on that list and since you can only keep 5 you need some bats. If V-Mart isn't C eligible in your league, I would keep Molina. But you need to go HEAVY on the offense in this draft, be prepared to spend money on that OF and IF.
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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby redsoxsucker » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:26 pm

V-Mart will be catcher eligible in my league so if that sways anyone on Molina/VMart (or both) let me know.

Can anyone else chime in on their preferred FIVE players?

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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby Uncle Whiskey » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:12 pm

Outside of three pitchers that you prefer to keep, I would keep V-Mart and Howard. If V-Mart was not eligible at catcher, I would keep Molina, but since he is, I feel like he will be better.

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Re: Who the Hell should I keep here (WHIR)???

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:49 am

Vmart is a bit past his prime. I'd go with Molina and Howard i guess.
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