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A tough Keeper league...

Postby TMP2003 » Mon Jan 20, 2003 4:16 am

I am in a 20 team 25 man roster Keeper league. Of course AL/NL. Using a points system. We are in the process of drafting (I have 13 of 25 players on the roster)

We can keep up to 10 every off season. So it leaves a very shallow list. And I find myself in the position of having no catcher and missing an outfielder.

I am not sure if I should go after an OF or a Catcher.
And if I should take a flyer on a few young up and comers.

This is my Roster:

1b ***Ryan Klesko
2b **Fernando Vina
3b *Shea Hillebrand, *Hank Blalock
ss Jimmy Rollins
of **Ichiro Suzuki
of ***Manny Ramirez
sp ***Curt Schilling, ***Mark Mulder, *Jarrod Washburn, Tim Wakefield
rp **Troy Percival, Francisco Rodrigues

Minors: Boof Bonser sp sf, Shin-Soo Choo of sea, ToddLindin of sf


I have been contimplating between Robert Fisk 1b/of ATL, Miguel Olivio C, Bengie Molina C, Chris Snelling OF.

Any help or insight is welcome... Thanks
The Current Rosters and League info are available at/from:
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Postby cwebb » Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:20 am

Now that's tough! An OF like Fick would help a lot but Molina doesn't sound bad, too!

There are 14 open OF starting slots and 8 open catcher slots so I think Fick will be gone next round for sure, but I guess some guys rather wait before taking a bad catcher as they don't get a lot worse anyway, so takr Fick and get a catcher later
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Postby Tread42 » Mon Jan 20, 2003 10:42 am

Man, what a league!

If I were you I believe I'd got with Molina.
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Postby Walden warriors » Mon Jan 20, 2003 12:24 pm

I'm in an 8 team, 22-man roster league (so it's not as deep as yours).

My team picks last each round, which means I will get the final pick of the draft, #72 overall.

Ask yourself one question...how good would Mike Piazza be if he wasn't a catcher? He'd be Paul Konerko. Solid, but not spectacular.

I intend to use my 72nd pick on whatever catcher is left, because they're pretty much all losers. Personally, I'm content on having the worst catcher out there as long as I know the rest of my team is set.

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Postby trevisc » Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:21 pm

I have to agree with Walden. so much emphasis is put on position scarcity and it's just hype. most catchers don't have much over 400 at-bats so you end up having 2 to make up for lost stats in that position. Can you imagine passing up Berkman or Pujols to get piazza? A lot of people did and he had a mediocre year for him. I won't waste a high draft on a catcher.
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Postby Captain Crash » Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:34 pm

8-o
Take a look at that Miguel Olivio. I was told he's a rookie catcher that can run. I mean run to the tune of 15 stolen bases. Otherwise, Robert Fick is the obvious choice.
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Postby Cardinals in 03 » Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:16 am

I've got to agree with the earlier post about not spending too high of a pick on catcher. The top players always seem to get hurt, see Pudge and Piazza, and their always seem to be one or two guys who come out of nowhere, see Michael Barrett and Josh Phelps. So I would take a known in Fick and then maybe take a chance on that White Sox catcher whose supposed to have some wheels, and if that doesnt work out keep an eye on mid season call ups.
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Postby TMP2003 » Tue Jan 21, 2003 5:40 pm

I have a feeling I will go with Fick as first choice for the round.

We send in a list of players, and the Commisioner goes down the list of each team in draft order. I have been getting my 1st or 2nd man on my list usually. Thanks for the advice.
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Postby silentmist » Sat Jan 25, 2003 3:15 am

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Postby The Natural » Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:51 am

I agree. There are a couple of young catchers out there that will be available later. Go with Fick this round.
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