Scoring below. We keep 5 for up to 3 years each. Power hitters and pitchers are the most valuable. My options are below, along with current contract years.
CarGo (2 years) - definitely keeping Ellsbury (1 year) Wainwright J Zimmerman Moore Sale Medlen
I'm leaning toward the top 5 listed, even though Moore is probably a weaker option in 2013 than Sale. Thoughts? WHIR!
SCORING: 1B Singles 1 point 2B Doubles 2 points 3B Triples 3 points BB Walks (Batters) 1 point CS Caught Stealing -1 point CYC Hitting for the Cycle 10 points E Errors -1 point GSHR Grand Slam Home Runs 5 points HR Home Runs 4 points R Runs 1 point RBI Runs Batted In 1 point SB Stolen Bases 2 points Scoring for Pitching Categories Name Settings B Balks -1 point BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point BS Blown Saves -3 points CG Complete Games 5 points ER Earned Runs -1 point HA Hits Allowed -1 point HB Hit Batsmen -1 point HD Holds 5 points INN Innings 3 points K Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point L Losses -5 points NH No-Hitters 10 points PG Perfect Games 20 points PKO Pick Offs 1 point S Saves 10 points SO Shutouts 10 points W Wins 10 points WP Wild Pitches -1 point
CarGo is a no brainer. Ellsbury I guess I'd keep, but not expect too much out of. As far as pitchers, Wainwright is an easy choice, and Zimmermann and Medlen get you wins (which is 10 points each) so I'd keep them over Sale and Moore. Moore's the hyped up player to watch this year, but in the crazy AL East, I'm staying away from possible sleepers in that division. Sale had the largest innings increase of any pitcher last year and I don't trust him this year. His 2nd half numbers were middle of the pack. Plus you'll be able to keep Medlen all three years and he'll be a solid player each of those three.
If i'm in your shoes, I'm keeping CarGo, Wainwright, Moore, Medlen, and Sale. The only reason I pick Sale over Zimmerman is that I think with Strasburg and Gio doing so well last year, people kind of look past Zimmerman and you could probably get him back at a reasonable price/draft position.
mkultra, I definitely agree with your top four choices. I'm a little wary of Ellsbury, but then I remember ***contract year***.
As for the last pick, it all depends on your hype/risk preferences. Medlen was awesome in very limited innings, but against some mediocre teams and a relatively small body of work. Sale's innings jump are are concern, but he says he's improved his conditioning and put some 10-15 pounds of muscle. And with Moore, I think someone already mentioned it depends if you believe the hype.
I think Medlen might have the better stats, but Sale/Moore might get more wins.