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Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby The Brickhouse » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:13 am

Just going to throw out a more vague topic here; but do I exert a little added value to an AL player whom I have the option to keep in an NL only keeper league? I'm struggling on whether to keep Fielder at $48. A lot less big 1B in the NL, and I have sole decision whether I have him, or no one gets him, ( I could trade him but his price tag of $48 is turning people off pre-draft). Keeping Fielder I'll have an average of $12.60 per position to fill; release and I am up to $16.50. Reply on the general sense or specific If you'd like, just throwing out a topic I find an interesting discussion in.
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Re: Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:29 am

With the player pool being so much smaller and accounting for keeper inflation I could see Prince being worth close to that, it is quite a bit of money though. I also don't think 1B is that much weaker in the NL than the AL at this point, so I don't think that would influence my decision much. I assume it's a standard $260 budget?
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Re: Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby The Brickhouse » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:43 am

Correct it's $260. The first ,and really only decent, 1B option left in our keeper league is Goldschmidt. Votto, A-gon, craig, Howard, freeman, Rizzo, davis all being kept. 1B will be thin. But does his exclusivity add any value to his name? especially in trade talks?
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Re: Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:47 am

The Brickhouse wrote:But does his exclusivity add any value to his name? especially in trade talks?


I would think it adds some value. What do the top guys tend to go for in the draft?
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Re: Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby The Brickhouse » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:57 am

Anywhere from $40 to $50. Last year Braun went for $46, Upton went for $42, Hallady went for $46. 2 years ago CarGo went for $53.
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Re: Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:51 am

If Goldy is the only legit 1b available (Rochy etc gone too?) I think I'd probably keep him. Probably look better for you next year to get a long term 1b option in next year's draft. Who comes off contract for next season?

Though Goldy is a legit option.

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Re: Value of AL keeper in an NL-only league?

Postby Brainstorm » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:54 am

With the lack of depth at 1B in the NL, I would say that Fielder is probably worth it, albeit this is close to the highest value I would put on him. If you have the option to keep him, I would. It gives you a leg up on everyone else at the position.
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