12 team 5x5 roto league, auction draft
Hitting categories: R, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG
Pitching Categories: W, S, ERA, WHIP, K/9
Auction dollars = $260 Salary cap during season = $300
23 active roster spots = 14 hitters (2 C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 5 OF, Util, MI, CI) and 9 Pitchers (no SP/RP distinction, any combination)
Must keep minimum of 5 players and no more than 10, salary reduces the $260 auction dollars accordingly
My 8 definite keepers in descending salary order: 1) Pujols ($47), 2) Kershaw ($16), 3) Josh Hamilton ($10), 4) Figgins ($10), 5) Nelson Cruz ($9), 6) Jared Weaver ($9), 7) Brian Wilson ($8), and 8) Phil Hughes ($7) . . . . total = $116, leaving me $144 to fill 15 more spots
Leaning pretty heavily toward Tex ($30) and Swisher ($10) as my final two keepers, but my other options are Matt Capps ($5), Ben Zobrist ($26), or if I want to lock up one of my two catchers with a cheap, workmanlike option I have Yadier Molina ($2) and Doumit ($6) . . .or I could just stick with 8 keepers. Thoughts?
I hem and haw quite a bit on whether or not to spend big money to keep Tex when I am already keeping Pujols and 1B is the deepest position, BUT Tex is priced well for an elite power hitter and I am thinking that the 2 of them could provide a nice cushion to absorb the low SLG baggage that a lot of the cheap base stealer types come with . . .