I'm running into a new issue with my upcoming NL-only 12-team keeper auction. After spending much of last season "rebuilding" I have the opportunity to save a significant number of my players...
As things stand right now - it is entirely possible that I will only have to fill 7 of 23 positions at the auction (only one open pitcher slot), with $81 to do it. (above average salary per player)
My question is - with the open positions being 2B, SS, 3B, MI, U, C (second) and P - how would you approach dollar allocation? My instinct is to spread the vast majority even over the 2B, SS, 3B and P positions - with only $1 for MI, U and C.
OR - I could go with an adapted studs and duds - grab the a top-5 ace and jimmy rollins (reyes and hanram will both be saved by others) and go $1 on each of the others.
Spreading it will help me on the offensive side (I am about 100 HR and 300 RBI short of my goals), while getting a top ace will help more on defense (short about 100 K and 50 W+QS).
I'm hoping this group can help nudge me in the right direction (and if you think I'm keeping way too many I'd be interested in hearing that argument as well).
Thanks in advance and good luck to all this year!