I would retain more of my original ten. You have a total of 10 picks, and if you keep anyone from the reserve draft in prior years, you lose a reserve pick that year.
I have G beckham, LaPorta, Morrison, Alsonso and Anderson now, all of which I could keeep, but would only have 5 reserve picks left. However, I am definitely activating Beckham day 1, and more than likely LaPorta on day 1 as well. I could draft my backup slots in the auction, which would take those 2 places on my reserve roster. I could also bid on prospects who I may think will play and contribute in 2010, and in essence, steal them from the reserve round.
I did that 2 years agoi with Kershaw, I bid a 1 dollar on him during the auction, and was able to play him that year.
I know I can get a better player that Anderson, but I am not sure about Alonso. Heyward, Strasburg, Alvarez, Smoak, players like that are kept. I don't know when Alonso will be up, and if he is worth stashing. Thanks for the help, it is hard to find people to talk to about this league since it is so in depth.