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bigguy1551 wrote:I'd keep Kemp, Bautista and Fielder. You alraedy have an OF and Fielder should produce no matter where he ends up. Fielder is younger and more durable than Holliday (hes missed only 13 games in 6 years) while Holliday has been on the DL 3 times in the last 5 years.
There is no way I am keeping Napoli. There are too many good catchers out there to waste a keeper spot on one. Plus Napoli had three amazing months and there is no way he can repeat it. His BABP is unsustainable and I don't buy his drop in strikeouts. He will give you power and a decent avg but that is about it. I don't typically like keeping closers but Kimbrel is about as good as you can get. I know closers are complete wild cards but he has the ability to be the #1 guy again and I would rather take a risk on that then keep a catcher that has almost no chance of repeating last years numbers.
Urban Cohorts wrote:Bautista
I like Bautista over Kemp. Not that Kemp is bad, but I'd rather have the set in stone best 3B in Bautista.
Kimbrel looks like a good B keeper. I'm usually not a fan of keeping closers, but he is better than your other B options. And I would keep him over a C option because it will be easier to re-draft all of the C players.
I like Jennings as well, just like the others. Napoli loses out for me because this is a 10 team league. Many good catchers IMO. If it were a 12 team, I'd be tempted to keep him over Kimbrel.
ensanimal wrote:Bautista probably loses 3B after this season. At the top end of the draft, I just want the best player available, and for me that would be Kemp.
Saying he's 'done it for 2 years now' isn't really fair. There's a massive difference in fantasy between .260, 54 HR, and .302, 43 HR. Kemp had a similar, yet more severe, jump in avg. from '10 to '11 (.249 to .324). On their best days, fully healthy, Kemp is a superior fantasy option because he may give you 20 fewer HR but he steals 30+ more bases without sacrificing a single R or RBI (he even outproduced Bautista last season in both those categories).Urban Cohorts wrote:ensanimal wrote:Bautista probably loses 3B after this season. At the top end of the draft, I just want the best player available, and for me that would be Kemp.
That is debatable. Kemp just had a season that is going to be incredibly hard to duplicate. Bautista has done it for 2 years now and the lineup around him is getting much better. Oh, and Bautista was drafted over Kemp in the mock too
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