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Postby Dbgrenier » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:02 pm

Okay, as March approaches, want to gauge my keeper status one last time. 12 Team, H2H, 30 players of which are 3 Keepers.
I'll give you the short list of options:
Buster Posey
Bryce Harper
Justin Upton
Clayton Kershaw
Stephen Stratsburg
Matt Cain

I finished second last season (mostly due to my lack of HR production but my pitching was top in 5 of 7 categories.

My current keeper thoughts are Harper, Kershaw, Stratsburg. Upton scares me after last year. Posey has been injured, and how can he repeat last season? I love Harper's passion and motivation.

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Re: Keeper Thoughts?

Postby MadDog36 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:26 pm

Harper is one of the better young players in the game but you have to remember this...with such few keepers you have to select your 3 best players.

Kershaw (#1 SP in FBB!)
Upton (Well you kinda have to keep him)
Posey (just my choice I guess)

I really hate throwing Stras and Harper back...but such as life. You take your players with the highest draft value and just go from there. Though you could if you wanted throw out Posey for either Stras or Harper, but Harper you can probably get back....I have a feeling Posey and Stras would be gone before Harper would be...that's just me though. Most GMs don't reach in early rounds for a slightly unproven young player when a proven stud is there waiting for them with their pick. That's just me though.

Just wondering can you trade?
You could probably land a Mcab or something with your spare pieces.
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Re: Keeper Thoughts?

Postby fast dogs » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:26 pm

Upton gets drafted a full round ahead of Harper in almost every draft; then keeping 2 aces will give you the weakest set of hitting keepers in your league. If you feel good about Harper & Stras over Upton, just draft hitters your next 8 to 10 picks and maybe you'll catch up. If your strength is drafting and finding starting pitching maybe you should keep Upton over Stras; keeping 2 SP in 3 keepers puts you way behind the league in hitting which is what usually wins h2h
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Re: Keeper Thoughts?

Postby Dbgrenier » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:33 pm

I sadly am in agreement haha. So it is three keepers this season, 4 the next, 5 the following and so on. Also, I have attempted trades a lot but with only 3 keepers it is challenging to toss 2 great players at someone for their stud. Especially if they already are set with a good 3.
I love Stratsburg and Harper, would be rough to let them go, but if it is for the best then it must be done.
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Re: Keeper Thoughts?

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:37 pm

Kershaw
Upton
Harper
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Re: Keeper Thoughts?

Postby Cream » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:46 pm

I don't think Harper is a keeper in this format.

Kershaw
Upton
Posey

Don't love keeping a catcher, so I can't blame you for going with Stras over Posey.
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Re: Keeper Thoughts?

Postby Tosabigdog » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:39 pm

I would go with Kershaw, Strasburg and Posey. Hard not to keep Posey. Harper isn't in this group.
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