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Postby GerryH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:51 pm

I play in a 14 team, head-to-head league in which we keep any 6 players each year.

My first 4 picks are pretty much no-brainers:

Miguel Cabrera
Joey Votto
Andrew McCutchen
Stephen Strasburg

My final 2 picks will come from a shortlist of 4:

Jason Heyward
Matt Cain
Aroldis Chapman
RA Dickey

At the moment I'm leaning toward Heyward and either Cain or Chapman. I'd expect at least a repeat of last season from Heyward, with some possible improvement. Cain is always a solid performer and Chapman will either be a slightly risky starter (although league settings include K's per 9 innings which will still be solid) or a lights out closer. Dickey is the one I'd most expect to see a dropoff from.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby Nats 2013 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:06 pm

agree with cain and heyward.
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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby TeeBall DH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:08 pm

I'd go Heyward and Cain for the reasons you stated.

RA Dickey is the risky one out these 4. No way he repeats last years numbers. He may still be a good pitcher but wont give you last year.

Chapman is a great talent but I would be worried about the transition to a starting pitcher, Chapman would have to do a lot to out pitch Cain, seems unlikely that he will.
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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby kidsilk » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:48 pm

It's a slam dunk for Heyward and Cain here without a doubt.

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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:27 am

Heyward
Chapman
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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:30 am

Definitely Heyward. I could see a case for any of the three pitchers, honestly. I think in a 14 team league I'd probably go pure upside and pick Chapman. There's a chance (not a big one) that he goes nuts and turns into Randy Johnson 2.0 as a starter.
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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby fsbarren » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:45 am

Cain and Heyward, and a shout out for for the nice core you have there.
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Re: Need help with final 2 Keepers

Postby Elsy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:19 am

Heyward and Cain for sure.
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