Improbably, both are available on my waiver wire. I need to pick up one of them. My keeper league scores based on a points system (below). Here are my main concerns:
1) Trade target: The Houston Astros are struggling and again appear like a team that will deal players at the deadline. One of these two will probably be a big target, and whichever one gets traded will most likely see a huge boost in value. Which player is a more likely trade target?
2) Home Runs: Brett Myers' main weakness is giving up home runs and that trend has continued this year to the tune of 1.86 home runs per 9 innings. Last years rate of 0.8 was the lowest of his career, while 1.86 is more in line with what he produced in PHI albeit a small sample. If this continues, Myers value is sharply hurt.
3) Long Term Value: Which pitcher has better long term value? Being a keeper league, I shoot to arrange my team so that each player is a potential keeper.
The Dilemma: Myers finished 10th in NL CY young voting last year, but his home run tendencies are not looking good. Wandy has shown flashes of great stuff, but has not been very consistent. A trade will boost either pitcher's value, and both are not likely to stay on the waiver wire long making this choice crucial now. Which pitcher will have the better season and which holds better value over the next few years as a keeper?
Any opinions would be appreciated. I offer my help on your situations as well.
Blown Saves: -3 points
Earned Runs: -1 point
Holds: 5 points
Innings: 0.5 points
Strikeouts: 1 point
Losses: -5 points
Pick Offs: 1 point
Saves: 6 points
Shutouts: 3 points
Wins: 10 points