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Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby jruffus1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:03 pm

***NOTE*** I traded away my 3rd round pick before last season's playoffs.

I am in a 12-team H2H Keeper (6x6). Instead of OBP, the league is counting Walks this year. We get to keep 4 players by forfeiting their draft place from the following year. Yahoo Fantasy has recently been activated and after looking at the current draft rankings, I am not so sure who to draft as my 4th keeper. So far, I have selected these 3 keepers:

1 - Kemp (I forfeit 1st Round) (Currently ranked #5 on Yahoo)
2 - Rizzo (I forfeit 23rd Round) (Currently ranked #74 on Yahoo)
3 - Bumgarner (I forfeit 7th Round) (Currently ranked #46 on Yahoo)

Now, I also have these players who offer GREAT value!

B Anderson (I forfeit 22nd Round) (Currently ranked #154 on Yahoo)
Wainwright (I forfeit either 7th Round, or 8th round if I keep Bumgarner as well) (Currently ranked #48 on Yahoo)
J Bruce (I forfeit 6th Round) (Currently ranked #38 on Yahoo)

Most people have told me to keep Jay Bruce as my 4th keeper, but I am a little worried since the league has a Walk category this year. We all know that Bruce strikes out 2000 times a year and walks 5 times. I have always kept hitters over pitchers, but which way should I go this time?!?!? Please help and I will return the favor!
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:08 pm

Bruce has a pretty good walk rate and is solid value in the 6th round. I'd keep him.
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby plamb23 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 pm

I would keep Kemp, Rizzo, Wainwright, and Bruce
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby jruffus1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:47 pm

Bruce has an abysmal walk/strikeout ratio
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:49 pm

jruffus1 wrote:Bruce has an abysmal walk/strikeout ratio


Sure he strikes out a lot, but that's not really relevant because he still walks a good amount (10% BB% is very good). Not sure what the problem is there. If anything he gains value in a league that counts walks.
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Postby 4_Favre » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:52 pm

I would look to keep Waino with the recent news he is the man in St. Louis
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby jruffus1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:57 pm

But Waino is 31 years old and one season post Tommy John, while Bumgarner is only 23 and has steadily progressed over the past few years.
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby jtsandwich » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:42 am

plamb23 wrote:I would keep Kemp, Rizzo, Wainwright, and Bruce


I agree ;-D
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Re: Who should be my 4th Keeper? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:22 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:Bruce has a pretty good walk rate and is solid value in the 6th round. I'd keep him.

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