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Postby Woolly the Mammoth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:42 am

I just missed the playoffs last year, after playing in the championship three years in a row, winning it all once. I have the first pick in the draft this year because I won the consolation bracket. I can't decide whether I am in full on rebuilding mode or whether I should try to win this year. Teams that have the first draft pick have historically done well in this league which makes me want to go for it, but I'm not sure that is the best thing in the long run.

Eight teams, H2H, 6x6 (standard + OPS and L). Ten Keepers

Potential Keepers are:
Joey Votto
Chase Headley
Mike Olt
Curtis Granderson
Allen Craig
B.J. Upton
Alex Rios
Brett Lawrie
David Ortiz
Roy Halladay
Cole Hamels
Yovani Gallardo
R.A. Dickey
Dylan Bundy
Jon Lester
Jurickson Profar

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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:30 am

In an 8 team league I can't imagine ever not going for it. Also, I can't imagine it'd worth keeping any of those prospects with only 80 players being kept.

Joey Votto ;-D
Chase Headley ;-D
Mike Olt
Curtis Granderson ;-D
Allen Craig ;-D
B.J. Upton ;-D
Alex Rios ;-D
Brett Lawrie ;-D
David Ortiz
Roy Halladay ;-D
Cole Hamels ;-D
Yovani Gallardo
R.A. Dickey ;-D
Dylan Bundy
Jon Lester
Jurickson Profar
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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby pvhawkeye » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:34 am

I agree you should never not go for it in an 8 team league. I did an 8 team league my first 3-4 years in fantasy and I made the playoffs every season simply because I checked my team every day and made any changes to my lineup to ensure the max possible counting stats and consider trades, etc. I messed up by saying "M Cabrera" in my thread, I meant Melky not Miguel- viewtopic.php?f=26&t=454814&p=3579239#p3579239
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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby pvhawkeye » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:36 am

And for the most part I will agree with the poster above on keeper selection. I will reiterate that you want to keep Allen Craig for sure. He's not a household name quite yet but he's pretty underrated by guys in my league for sure. Pitchers will come and go so it's tempting to keep Yovani or young guys like that but you should probably see pitchers on a year to year basis with your setup
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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby allen730877 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:20 am

I agree with Giantsfan keeper picks. Although it is hard to not keep Profar I do not see anyone that you could replace for him.



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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby fsbarren » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:24 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:In an 8 team league I can't imagine ever not going for it. Also, I can't imagine it'd worth keeping any of those prospects with only 80 players being kept.

Joey Votto ;-D
Chase Headley ;-D
Mike Olt
Curtis Granderson ;-D
Allen Craig ;-D
B.J. Upton ;-D
Alex Rios ;-D
Brett Lawrie ;-D
David Ortiz
Roy Halladay ;-D
Cole Hamels ;-D
Yovani Gallardo
R.A. Dickey ;-D
Dylan Bundy
Jon Lester
Jurickson Profar


I agree with these. I'm a little worried about Headley, but I'm not sure who I'd swap him for. Same with Halladay, but I don't think you can drop him.
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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby mm92280 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Okay, 10 keepers in an 8 team league. Here is who I would pick:

Joey Votto
Chase Headley
Curtis Granderson
Allen Craig
B.J. Upton
Alex Rios
Brett Lawrie
Roy Halladay
Cole Hamels
Yovani Gallardo


Slightly different than the others, as I don't expect R.A. Dickey to be that good this season. Yes, he was incredible last year but moving from the NL to the AL (particularly the AL East) can be lethal for some guys. In particular, Dickey was pretty much rocked consistently in his prior AL stints. I know it goes against all logic to say "no" on a healthy reigning Cy Young award winner but I truly wouldn't be surprised if Dickey ends up with an ERA north of 4.00 this season.
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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby jtsandwich » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:58 pm

Woolly the Mammoth wrote:I just missed the playoffs last year, after playing in the championship three years in a row, winning it all once. I have the first pick in the draft this year because I won the consolation bracket. I can't decide whether I am in full on rebuilding mode or whether I should try to win this year. Teams that have the first draft pick have historically done well in this league which makes me want to go for it, but I'm not sure that is the best thing in the long run.

Eight teams, H2H, 6x6 (standard + OPS and L). Ten Keepers

Potential Keepers are:
Joey Votto ;-D
Chase Headley ;-D
Mike Olt
Curtis Granderson ;-D
Allen Craig ;-D
B.J. Upton ;-D
Alex Rios ;-D
Brett Lawrie ;-D
David Ortiz
Roy Halladay ;-D
Cole Hamels ;-D
Yovani Gallardo
R.A. Dickey ;-D
Dylan Bundy
Jon Lester
Jurickson Profar

Thanks and WHIR!


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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:18 am

1b Joey Votto
3b Chase Headley
CI Brett Lawrie
OF Curtis Granderson
1b/UTL?/OF? Allen Craig
OF B.J. Upton
Roy Halladay
Cole Hamels
R.A. Dickey
D. Bundy
You have 9 no brainers. I'd consider if you want to take a chance on a young player make it Bundy because he's in the rotation and he has great upside (plus it will give you a young keeper pitcher for years to come....as your other options are starting to age a bit)
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Re: Keeper and draft strategy WHIR

Postby TeeBall DH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:47 pm

Woolly the Mammoth wrote:I just missed the playoffs last year, after playing in the championship three years in a row, winning it all once. I have the first pick in the draft this year because I won the consolation bracket. I can't decide whether I am in full on rebuilding mode or whether I should try to win this year. Teams that have the first draft pick have historically done well in this league which makes me want to go for it, but I'm not sure that is the best thing in the long run.

Eight teams, H2H, 6x6 (standard + OPS and L). Ten Keepers

Potential Keepers are:
Joey Votto ;-D
Chase Headley ;-D
Mike Olt
Curtis Granderson ;-D
Allen Craig ;-D
B.J. Upton ;-D
Alex Rios
Brett Lawrie ;-D
David Ortiz
Roy Halladay
Cole Hamels ;-D
Yovani Gallardo ;-D
R.A. Dickey ;-D
Dylan Bundy
Jon Lester
Jurickson Profar ;-D

Thanks and WHIR!


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