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Postby hanny2042 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:22 am

6x6 roto, standard 5x5 + OPS and QS
7 keepers
180 Pitching Starts limit

I am trying something different out in this league. Of my 6 keepers, my best players are mostly pitchers. That being said, my current definite keepers are:

Tulo
Darvish
Sale
Price
Kimbrel
Chapman

Clearly a lot of pitching, but I figure it is a different approach and will be interesting.

For my last keeper, I am trying to choose between Carlos Santana or Jon Lester. I realize I need hitting, but find the intrigue of simply stocking as much pitching as possible fun. Also, I am not in love with Santana.

I guess I have a few other 'possible' options. Please help me decide on my last keeper if you don't mind:

Carlos Santana
Jon Lester
Carlos Beltran
Steve Chishek

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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby bustoniu » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:13 am

If you MUST keep 7 players I would bite the bullet an keep Carlos Santana. Pitching is deep this year.

If you don't have to keep 7, I ll go with your 6 keepers
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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby baseballstud » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:43 am

Agree with above poster. Not crazy about Santana, but would keep him over Lester. Interesting to see how an approach like yours works. Good luck.


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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:20 am

I must be missing something...when exactly did John Lester enter the same draft or keeper territory as Carlos Santana? Lester is a mid to late teen round pick who posted about a 3.8 ERA and 1.3 WHIP last season (and that was a big improvement over his crummy year prior). He is also 30 years old. Santana is a round 7-9 round pick at a thin position. They are not even in the same league keeper-wise. There are probably at least 40 SPs I rather have than Lester now. No one should be keeping Lester in all but the very deepest of leagues.
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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby jonboycubs » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:04 am

I would have to agree with others about keeping Santana, but if you do not have to keep 7 then just keep the 6 and use the 7th as a pick, thanks for help on mine
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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby Purplerox » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:03 am

Not to sound like a broken record but I agree with all above, keep Santana. Not a huge fan of keeping either, but Santana still has some upside potential at a thin position. Lester's best years are behind him. Good luck!

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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby hanny2042 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:36 am

Wow...I am an idiot and never even thought to look if I could keep less than the max. I can. Therefore, it is a pretty easy decision.

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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:38 am

Santana or take the pick (if your rules allow that)
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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:01 pm

DO NOT KEEP LESTER ! That would be a very poor decision. If you have to keep one, go with Santana.

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Re: Carlos Santana or Jon Lester...WHIR

Postby jdouble777 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:15 pm

Why would you not keep Lester?? Very bad idea???? Did you watch the playoffs? Look at his splits, he had a rough start and then turned right back into the absolute stud ace he has always been. Carlos's bat plays great at catcher, but he is not going to catch, and at 3B he is average more or less. Gomes is here to stay and thus this is Lester no brainer. Wins, WHIP, Ks, innings, ERA, the guy has absolutely everything....
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