I'd definitely go with Hosmer here. The goal in a shallow (only 5) keeper league should be to control the elite talent (e.g. Halladay), the young elite (e.g. Harper), or both (e.g. Upton). Hosmer doesn't fit into any of these categories perfectly, but he's close to the latter two. Konerko isn't a great bet to be elite next year and, of course, he's old. Hosmer, on the other hand, has underwhelmed a bit. .277 / .329 / .422 is essentially replacement level at first base. At the same time, replacement level isn't an Alex Gordon sized bust, especially for an almost 22 year old. He's hardly striking out and almost all of his peripherals are in line with his established norms in the minors... except his power. It's not rare for a young player to take time for the power to set in, so expect it to come... maybe not this year, but certainly next. The only thing is that I might argue for V-mart over him. Sure, the power isn't where you want it to be, but he should remain a top option at the shallowest position for years, and one of the few there who will see enough time behind the plate to keep eligibility and thusly have a lesser chance of becoming the next catcher to miss significant time due to injury.
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