1) Secure some elite, established, young talent (preferably at shallow positions)
pjalst wrote:In my keeper league I have Votto and J Upton. I am constanly getting trade offers for them.
2) Hitters over Pitchers if all things are equal. They are less likely to get hurt and thus a better investment.
davidmarver wrote:Long term I'd always recommend bats...
3) Account for age and look to acquire guys before their peak years
bayside wrote:Ill arbitrarily keep my list to players who will be 26 or under on Opening Day 2012.
4) Try to acquire prospects who have had at least SOME success at the MLB level. Prospects, no matter how highly ranked, are always prospects until they prove otherwise.
SAV wrote:Moustakas keeps cropping up, despite several Royals' prospects that have failed to deliver in the past. What do you guys project for him in 2012 and then beyond?
This is the type of situation I am referring to. Moustakas has all the hype of being an elite player, but has yet to deliver anything. There is a world of difference between him and a guy like Hosmer. Even if though they were ranked about equal in most top prospect lists before the 2011 season. Guys like Hosmer you pay more for. Guys like Moustakas you try to acquire in bulk, but don't sell the team for.