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How many Rookies/Sleepers is too many?

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How many sleepers is too many?

2
1
8%
3
2
17%
4
5
42%
more than 4
4
33%
 
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How many Rookies/Sleepers is too many?

Postby daweasle » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:05 am

I am trying to decide how many rookies/sleeper players is too many to have on a roster?

We play 13 batters and 7 pitchers.

I'm ok with a (almost) decent keeper team. Trying to decide if i should buy alot of sleeper/rookies for next year....

I'm sure I'll get one or two - but is three or four too many?

Sure anything could happen they could all bust or all blow up but either way - how many would you recommend in my 16-18 team keeper league?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:59 am

Depends on how many players are being kept overall.
People tend to go nuts in keepers with rookies.

Bottom line is they have to produce to a level to crack your keeper list THIS year to be worthy unless your league keeps a lot of players. In a normal 10-12 team mixed, 8 keepers per team league with 80 to 96 players being kept, it is unlikely that all but a handful of rookies are even worth worrying about as keepers. With 16-18 teams it might change things considerably depending on how many each team is allowed to keep.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:37 am

when dealing with rookies, it is important to understand that they rarely reach your expectations on the first year.
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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:55 am

there is no single correct answer to that question....it all depends on what your other players are..where you draft the "sleepers", if you are getting good value with the picks.....if you pick the "right" sleepers, the ones who actually produce what you expect.....as Yanks said most people over-value rookies, so temper your expectations, but don't have a set rule that you can only have 2 or 3 or 4 rookies on your roster.
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Postby daweasle » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:43 pm

We have 16-18 teams and every one keeps 10 players or $150 salary.

Guys ike David Wright, Bobby Crosby are obvious keepers this year.

I think Dallas Mcpherson will be next year. maybe some others....
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Postby red » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:01 pm

Where's the "depends how badly I screwed up the first half of the draft" option?
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