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Obligatory Keeper Question:

Postby pgbridge2000 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 am


So I'm in a 10 Team, 5X5 H2H (Yahoo Std but Holds instead of WHIP), Keeper. Last season was phenomenal (though a playoff slump killed me), resulting in the roster below. Our keeper rules are straight up to 4 players, lose a draft pick for each player kept (so 1st-4th Round). Clearly, thanks to some trades, luck, and Mike Troutness, I have a surplus of keeper options and will definitely keep 4. I'm thinking Trout, Pujols, and Cano as definites but I'm divided between Hamilton, Wright and Hanley as a fourth choice. My thinking is Hamilton is the best talent but has regression possibility, Wright is the most consistent choice, and Hanley has the advantage of massive position scarcity this year at SS. Note, if I could keep more I'd consider Chapman and Cueto but I am of the belief that A) Pitching is easy to find B) Pitching is too inconsistent and C) I could easily get one or both with a high pick in the draft even after keepers.

C -- C. Santana
1B -- Pujols
2B -- Cano
SS -- H. Ramirez
3B -- Wright
OF -- Hamilton
OF -- Cespedes
OF -- C. Gomez
UT -- Ichiro

SP -- Latos
SP -- Cueto

RP -- Chapman
RP -- Papelbon
RP -- Nathan
RP -- Holland
SP -- Medlen
SP -- C.J. Wilson
SP -- H. Bailey
SP -- Lohse
SP -- E. Santana
SP -- Billingsley
SP -- S. Casilla
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Re: Obligatory Keeper Question:

Postby misterf » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:12 am

First of all, I agree with you regarding your view on pitchers. With only 4 keepers, and that batch of hitters, no way I keep a pitcher.

Similarly, I agree Trout, Pujos and Cano are no-brainers.

Which brings us to your real question, and I would definitely go with Wright.

Hanley's injuries and batting average concern me. Hamilton's durability is also a concern...and there is always a chance his off the field demons could pop up.

Hanley and Hamilton are both elite fantasy players. But so is Wright. Sure, Wright doesn't play a scarce position, and the other guys might have SLIGHTLY higher ceilings. But Wright is by far the safest pick. And in your system you really cant afford to have one of your keepers end up being a bust......all of which means:

...Wright is the clear choice.

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Re: Obligatory Keeper Question:

Postby lambo1203 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:29 pm

I agree with all your logic and reasoning. I'd love to have Cueto on all my teams this year (I think he's being undervalued) but that's all the more reason for you not to keep him.

I don't trust Hamilton, he seemed to struggle a bit the 2nd half of the year last year and I personally just don't think he's keeper worthy in 95% of all scenarios.

Hanley is an intriguing option, but I would also stick with Wright. I've had him three years in a row and have seen him be probably the most consistent player not considered a top 10 pick.
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Re: Obligatory Keeper Question:

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:55 pm

Pujols (maybe his last year of being an auto keeper...!?!)
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