irishstephen071 wrote:MaudDib wrote:Surprised so many people would use their 1st round pick to keep Weaver and a 2nd on Lee or Kimbrel. In redraft league you would never even consider using your first or second pick on any of those guys so why keep them at that price. Let Weaver, Lee and Kimbrel back into the draft and see what is available. I am going to assume that even with this crazy draft pick stuff, guys like Braun and Cabrera cost a 1st round pick to keep so there will only be a couple of teams that have a first round pick at all. If that is the case then you probably can get Weaver back or you can get a better player in return if one team has too many 5th round or better keepers. Same goes for the 2nd round pick as well.
Let me know if this assumption is incorrect though. In a 10 team league, I would assume that about 7 owners would NOT have their 1st round pick and about the same for the 2nd round pick. Either that or they are letting a lot of talent hit the draft board which means you would want to have that 1st round pick anyway.
I had to go back and look but last year only 5 of the 10 teams didn't have a 1st rd pick and 9 of 10 had there 2nd rd pick. You asked about guys like Braun and Cabrera, Cabrera is a 1st but Braun is a 19th, McCutchen is a 21st, Bautista is a 20th, Stanton is a 19th, Hanley is a 18th, Verlander is a 15th, Greinke is a 13th, Strasburg is a 17th, Adrian Gonzalez is a 12th, Cueto is a 11th, Fielder is a 8th, Hamilton is a 7th, Kemp is a 6th. Theres more those are just a few to show you, we have been doing this league for quite awhile I wanna say atleast 8+ years if not longer. I think the best thing for us is to up the keeper round jump instead of one round a year maybe two or three something like NY Knights said.
Wow that is crazy. Changes things as well. I would still see if you can project who might be available if you had a 1st round pick but just going off of that, it looks like Weaver might need to be a keeper.
Also agree the league would be better off if you increased the players keeper round a little faster than what you are doing now. There isn't much strategy to keeping studs if they will only cost you a 10+ pick for almost there entire career.