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2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby Sebastian23 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Hi,

I'd be interested to see opinions on who my keepers should be for 2014.

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I can only keep 5:

Trout
Harper
Segura
Strasburg
Machado
Hosmer

Right now, I'd say that final keeper slot is a battle between Hosmer and Machado. I gave up a lot to get Machado (as an investment) last season before his injury, and so I'd like to see what he's gonna do. With Harper and Stras also coming off of major injuries, I'm a little worried about all the risk I'll be taking on. Position scarcity is a factor of course, especially since Machado is likely to become SS eligible down the road, but given that I'm in about as shallow a league as you'll find, I'm not sure I should be giving that so much emphasis...
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby fast dogs » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:11 am

this probly belonged in the DTKW section; Hosmer must be kept. Some wonder if Segura's 2nd half struggles might make him the odd man out here but with Machados injury he likely gets the heave
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby SteelCity79 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:06 am

I would keep Machado.I think you would have a tougher time finding a quality SS/3b in the draft than 1b
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby fsbarren » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:21 am

SteelCity79 wrote:I would keep Machado.I think you would have a tougher time finding a quality SS/3b in the draft than 1b


Agreed. After Segura's second half swoon, I think I'd take my chance with Machado. Also, I think I read today that he's six weeks ahead of his recovery schedule.
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby Irish Drunk » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:59 pm

Machado was a doubles machine last season, which to me is a tell tale sign of developing power. I think you have to chance it and keep him over Hosmer. Hosmer had a great season in 2013 but he still hit less than 20 dingers...I want my 1B to hit 20 in his sleep.
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby chargerss24 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:57 am

As much as I like Hosmer, I'm keeping Machado. First base is much deeper than third.

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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby fast dogs » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:51 am

2 main expert drafts I've seen have Hosmer going 50 and 60 picks before Machado; I like both guys a ton but it is hard to take the guy coming off surgery ahead of the other 1 when I know it is a reach to do so
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby toledomudhens » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:51 am

Machado for me....
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby JasonisFreng » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:16 am

It's funny how people have fallen in love with Machado. Defense does not win fantasy championships. He is my 10th ranked third baseman.

I'd keep Rainbow Trout, Bendy Stras, The Harper, Siggy Pop, and Hosmerlanche.

First three are obvious.

Siggy will not put up his numbers from last year, but I see his production along the lines of Andrus last season.

Hosmerlanche reminds me of a young Paul Goldschmidt.
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Re: 2014 Keeper - Machado or Hosmer?

Postby PGAwesome » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:14 am

I'd keep Machado and Hosmer and drop Segura. Segura's bound for regression.
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