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Do I have the right keepers?

Postby Knights » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:57 am

I'm in a 16-team H2H keeper league (keep 6). My full roster from the end of last season in below.

Here are the players I'm thinking will be my keepers - have I chosen the right players?

Anthony Rizzo (1B)
Dustin Pedroia (2B)
Brett Lawrie (3B)
Hanley Ramirez (3B/SS)
James Shields (SP)
Johnny Cueto (SP)

ALSO... between Shields and Cueto, which one is the better keeper? I'm thinking of trying to trade one of them for a big bat. Sheilds has durability and is an inning-eater and K-machine, but his home/road splits worry me as he leaves Tampa Bay (even though he's moving to a weaker division). Meanwhile Cueto has put together 2 solid seasons and is on a better team, but he can't be counted on for big K numbers and might not yet be at the top level of the ining-eater/durable. What do you think?

Here's my full end-of-2012 roster:
C Jonathan Lucroy
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Brett Lawrie
SS/3B Hanley Ramirez
LF/RF Matt Joyce
CF/RF Carlos Beltran
1B Kendrys Morales
C Russell Martin
2B/SS Josh Rutledge

SP James Shields
SP Johnny Cueto
SP Mike Minor
SP Jaime Garcia
SP Homer Bailey
SP Matt Garza
SP Tyler Skaggs
SP Andrew Cashner
SP Brandon Beachy
SP Michael Pineada
SP Chris Carpenter
RP Joel Hanrahan
RP Tom Wilhelmsen
RP Brandon League
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Re: Do I have the right keppers?

Postby fsbarren » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:04 am

That seems about right. Cueto is probably the better pitcher, but I think you can get a decent big bat with Shields as well.
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Re: Do I have the right keppers?

Postby hondo4mvp » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 am

You should kep Jeff Keppinger.
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Re: Do I have the right keppers?

Postby varitone » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:29 am

Looks good, Cueto is a great option as well. If you are a gambler, keep Pineda. He could come back with a vengeance.
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Re: Do I have the right keepers?

Postby toledomudhens » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:47 pm

I think I would keep lecroy, and 1 of shields or cueto...I dont think you can go wrong with either pitcher...but i think Cueto gets more w's, lower era and whip...hope this helps
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Re: Do I have the right keepers?

Postby MrT » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:29 pm

Since there is no $ attached I would stick with your picks.
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Re: Do I have the right keepers?

Postby jtsandwich » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:49 pm

I would stay with what you came up with. Regarding your SP Q, I think Shields is a bit better. KC has a very easy division and Cincy is a hitters park.
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Re: Do I have the right keepers?

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:13 am

I think I'd just toss back Shields and keep Rutledge instead if you start a MI he's good for a 285/290 BA 15-20 homers maybe and a bunch of steals. I think he'd be an infield version of a guy like Carl Crawford and that ain't hay.

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