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Which 4 to keep for 2012? WHIR

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:53 am

I have a lot of talent on my team, but wanted opinions on who to keep for next season...I think there are 2 - 3 obvious picks, but the 4th gets a little blurry. Thanks

my team (12 teams H2H, keep 4 per year, 5x5)
C - Aliva
1B - M Cabrera
2B - Prado
SS - Tulo
3B - Zimmerman
OF - Berkman
OF - JUpton
OF - Morse
U - A Gordon
U - S Victorino
Bench - Ackley
DL - S. Choo

SP - Cain / Price / DHudson / Garza / IKennedy / Hanson / E Jackson
RP - Nathan / Farnsworth / Izzy
DL - J Santana
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Re: Which 4 to keep for 2012? WHIR

Postby mpieco » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:03 am

Ok, I'm just going to first list ALL players that I would like to keep...then I'll cut down to 4 by thinking out loud to myself.

Miguel Cabrera
Troy Tulowitzki
Ryan Zimmerman
Justin Upton
Matt Cain
Ian Kennedy
Tommy Hanson

I think those are essentially your 7 most valuable players and keepers. Someone might want to argue David Price, and while I do certainly think he is good, I don't think he'll ever be a fantasy ace (although he is a solid fantasy #2), while the three that I listed all have the potential to be a fantasy ace.

You have some intriguing hitters too like Morse and Ackley, but with only 4 keepers, you can't take a flier on someone like that when you have guys like Tulo/Miggy.

In my mind, Miguel, Tulo, and Justin Upton are the three guaranteed keepers (which I'm sure you've already figured out yourself). It's pretty clear in my mind.

What you have left as realistic and smart options then is a top 5 3B or a stud starting pitcher.

SINCE you already kept 3 bats, I would personally be more inclined to pick a pitcher.

Matt Cain-- 2.91 9-6 117 1.09 .222 (ERA, W/L, Ks, WHIP, BAA)
Ian Kennedy-- 3.22 12-3 127 1.12 .230
Tommy Hanson--3.20 11-6 137 1.12 .210

As you can see, they're very similar in their statistics. I think I might lean towards Hanson the most, because down the line, he'll have the best offense around him. It's your call though.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Which 4 to keep for 2012? WHIR

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:17 pm

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Re: Which 4 to keep for 2012? WHIR

Postby bginda2g » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:32 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:Miggy

Yeah, ditto ;-D

If you must consider a pitcher, Price belongs in the discussion. He has the tools. Kennedy is a makeup of the division, and it helps out Cain quite a bit as well. Hanson sits atop the group IMO.
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Re: Which 4 to keep for 2012? WHIR

Postby Fantasy GM » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:06 pm

Miggy - best overall player on the lost
Tulo - Thin SS position, he is the stud
Upton - 23 years old, has the makings of a big star
Hanson - tough call between Hanson and Cain, but better offense + upside to be a sure #1 gives him the slight nod.

I have Hanson and Cain too...though not involved in any of these trades, which do you like: viewtopic.php?t=435887
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