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Postby AshesOfEmpires » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:38 pm

So I won our league last year and have the no.10 and 11 picks in our draft tonight. Its a 3 keeper 10 team league and my keepers are Miggy, McCutchen,and Goldschmidt. I feel like I have a hell of a head start on offense, so I'm debating on taking pitching with my first two picks. Cliff Lee, Verlander, David Price and Chris Sale will all be there when I pick. Do I take two of them or split one with a bat?
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Postby unbigote » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:43 pm

I like Verlander and Sale out of that group, but I'd probably grab a bat if those two aren't available.
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Postby GibandLou » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:51 pm

I like Lee in one of those slots. He's an NL guy, and his peripherals are also very strong. Maybe Verlander in the other. Price and Sale are a step below the other two, in my opinion.

You didn't mention any elite bats who might be available, so is it safe to assume there aren't any?
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Postby AshesOfEmpires » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:57 pm

The elite bats are all going to go in the first 9 picks. Although Choo, Pence, Bruce, Upton and Cespesedes will be there. I like Choo and Pence but I don't know if I should grab them over the pitchers listed.
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Postby Don't Touch My Wahoo » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:46 pm

Maybe Bruce and the arm of your choice?
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Postby ramble2 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:18 pm

I like your plan for choosing your favorite SP. Last year I was in a similar situation, where I was keeping Miggy & CarGo and decided to grab Scherzer with my first pick. I liked him the best of the SP available, and thought he was better than any of the bats available at that selection. Worked out great (obviously), and I was happy with the strategy.

So I'd say take the best player available. If that happens to be a SP, go for it. Not sure which of those SP I'd take though. Might role the dice on Price, myself.
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Postby GibandLou » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:25 pm

So the only consensus in our answers is "take who you want." lol

Seriously, with those 3 keepers, it's hard to go wrong with 4 and 5. Take an SP and the best available after that. That's my take.
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Postby jonboycubs » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:10 pm

Yeah I would take the two pitchers personally and I would take Price and Sale

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Re: Who to take with my first two picks...Keeper League..WHI

Postby kidsilk » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:19 pm

I would take Bruce and Sale or Lee.
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Postby skmo2345 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:32 pm

kidsilk wrote:I would take Bruce and Sale or Lee.

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