Here's who's available as keepers for me next year in my 20-team pts league, keep 8, pts in () to show a comparison:
Of these, I was wanting to keep the first four for sure, leaving 4 from the other group. Most would say Shields, Utley, Zobrist, Kimbrel; but I hate to throw back the other two starters as this league craves Sp like it's nobodies business. I've been trying to package together Shields, Utley, one of Santana/Masterson for a top flight starter(Felix) to no avail, as I'd like to sell as high on Shields as I can. With that being my first option, would going after one of the young shortstops in Castro or Andrus make some sense? Moving Utley and one of those Sp's to do so, and keeping the other? That would Kimbrel on the outside, and his strikeout's are nice, but will he score near what he did come next year? I feel like I can nab a closer or two in the draft, or even some impact bats as opposed to a starter. Although there are always young talent that surprises(Beachy, Luebke).
Any opinions on the subject would be great.