Help with Last Keeper....WHIR - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby misterf » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:37 am

10-team, standard 5x5 roto league.
Keep 10 players....no restrictions:

I have 9 keepers locked in:

1b - Prince Fielder
2b - Jason Kipnis
3b - Evan Longoria
ss - Jimmy Rollins
of - Matt Kemp
of - Giancarlo Stanton
of - Adam jones
sp - Clayton Kershaw
sp - Johnny Cueto

'
This leaves 1 final keeper spot for me to fill. Here are the 3 guys I am considering:


R.A. Dickey - (am I crazy for not fully trusting this 38 year old knuckle-baller?)
Eric Hosmer - (best long-term option of the group...but may be riskiest option to win this year)
Alex Rios - (safe, low risk/low reward pick...highest floor of group....but also lowest ceiling?)


So, who do you think I should keep?


Your help is appreciated.....of course, WHIR!



p.s.

I don't really have any glaring positional needs...

....and I have a pretty good balance of speed/power and pitching/hitting...

....so i feel like I'm in a good position to just take the "best available" player...

....problem is i keep changing my mind re: who the best player is!


Thanks again.
Last edited by misterf on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
misterf
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 490
(Past Year: 74)
Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby birdbrains » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:13 pm

I would keep Rollins....I might be in the minority but as your last keeper I would worry about age as you will find another one during the year...if he's on he will be solid...I have him on my team....he wasnt kept and I grabbed him in round one

thanks for helping me with mine
birdbrains
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 800
(Past Year: 109)
Joined: 7 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby misterf » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:24 pm

Thanks bird:

But I should clarify: I had rollins locked in as one of my 9 "no-brainers". I was asking which guy I should keep in addition to Rollins...not instead of rollins.

I have edited the original post to avoid such confusion.


Thanks again.....sorry the post wasn't clear.
misterf
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 490
(Past Year: 74)
Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby irishstephen071 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:26 pm

misterf wrote:10-team, standard 5x5 roto league.
Keep 10 players....no restrictions:

I have 9 keepers locked in:

1b - Prince Fielder
2b - Jason Kipnis
3b - Evan Longoria
ss - Jimmy Rollins
of - Matt Kemp
of - Giancarlo Stanton
of - Adam jones
sp - Clayton Kershaw
sp - Johnny Cueto

(rollins is the only guy on the list I am not 100% on due to his age and batting average....but i don't think there is any way I can drop a near lock for a 20/20 season at a shallow position).

'
This leaves 1 final keeper spot for me to fill. Here are the 3 guys I am considering:


R.A. Dickey - (am I crazy for not fully trusting this 38 year old knuckle-baller?)
Eric Hosmer - (best long-term option of the group...but may be riskiest option to win this year)
Alex Rios - (safe, low risk/low reward pick...highest floor of group....but also lowest ceiling?)


So, who do you think I should keep?


Your help is appreciated.....of course, WHIR!



p.s. I already have most positions covered, so I really don't need to worry about "positional need".....and I already have a nice mix of speed and power, so that's not a huge issue either.....and in a league with 10 keepers I am just as comfortable keeping 2 SP's as I am keeping 3 SP's...

...so feel like I'm in a good position to just take the "best available" player....problem is i keep changing my mind re: who the best player is!

Thanks again.



I would personally go with Hosmer.Has the highest ceilling and should bounce back but Dickey is great to cause unlike Hosmer he doesnt have someone breathing down his neck(Billy Butler) but he does play in the AL East now so no pitcher every 9 person and is one of the toughest divisions. Rios is an absolute no to me, to many OF have similar orbetter stats year in and out.

Thanks for input on mine.
Image
irishstephen071
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 316
(Past Year: 10)
Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Apollo Beach, FL

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby toledomudhens » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:12 pm

I would go with dickey...you have an awsome start to the offense, as welll as the pitching.But keeping dickey with kershaw and cueto, puts u at a huge advantage 4 of the 5 cats that are there....tons of wins, lots of k's...the era and whip from those 3 should be super. Then this will allow u to fill in some of your needs in the offence...but thats just me...good luck ;-D
Image
toledomudhens
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 906
(Past Year: 200)
Joined: 29 Nov 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:43 pm

Do you use UTL and CI?
I'd take many years of a potential top 10 CI in Hosmer over one maybe two years of a solid aging ace.

Give me Hosmer here.
Join My Roto Keeper League:
viewtopic.php?t=466433
MadDog36
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse Team LeaderFantasy Expert
Posts: 16573
(Past Year: 1931)
Joined: 1 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: NC

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby lambo1203 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:52 pm

MadDog36 wrote:Do you use UTL and CI?
I'd take many years of a potential top 10 CI in Hosmer over one maybe two years of a solid aging ace.

Give me Hosmer here.


;-D

I'd rank them Hosmer, Dickey, Rios...he's far below the other two
Image Thanks to GiantsFan14 for the sig
lambo1203
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 326
(Past Year: 27)
Joined: 3 Mar 2010
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby kvh_1fan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:42 pm

I'd also rank Hosmer, Dickey....Rios shouldn't even be considered.

SP is really deep and I for one don't trust him to even come close to last seasons #'s, especially with a move to the AL.

Help:
viewtopic.php?t=455006
20tm dynasty
5x5 +BB,HLD
C-Martin
1B- Fielder,Morneau
2B- Kipnis
3B- Zimm
SS- Furcal,Cozart,Lowrie
LF- Gordon,Duncan
CF- C. Young
RF- Upton,LaHair
Util-Kemp
SP-Shields,Johnson,Carpenter,Vogelsong,Bucholz,Matusz,Peavy,De La Rosa
RP- JPap,Clipp,Valverde
kvh_1fan
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 136
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 9 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby exm » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:34 pm

Keep RA Dickey for sure. Worse case is that you'll trade him. He has at least a few great years in him.

Personally, I would rather have either RA, Hosmer or Rios over Rollins (so I would probably keep Hosmer also), but it's your call. Rollins has no keeper value IMO.

Help? viewtopic.php?t=455005
exm
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 527
(Past Year: 75)
Joined: 22 Apr 2010
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Help with Last Keeper....WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:36 pm

First of all, don't listen to those saying you shouldn't keep Rollins. He is one of the most consistent players in baseball and stays healthy most of the time. He might only hit 250 but will be a 20/25 player as SS. He is a solid keeper.

As far as your question goes I would take a chance on Hosmer. I love his potential and would rather have him by far than Dickey who will never reproduce last year's numbers and Rios shouldn't even be considered. He has a good year every other year and last year was his peak. Keep Hosmer and hope he breaks out this year. Your other keepers are good.

please help and read my last post. Thanks.

viewtopic.php?t=454718
Image
Kidsilk
kidsilk
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamFantasy Expert
Posts: 12534
(Past Year: 1212)
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2015 MLB season starts in 3:42 hours
(and 100 days)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact