hey guys, in my 13-team / 6-keeper 5x5 yahoo roto league i've got the first pick in the upcoming draft. everyone's got their 6 keepers so there's a solid pool of players to choose from, and i'm wondering who you lot think i should go with.
edit: there are no restrictions on how long you can keep someone, so whoever i get can stay on my team til the end of the world if that's what i wanna do.
going into the draft i've kept albert pujols, andrew mccutchen, jason kipnis, mark trumbo, felix hernandez, and yu darvish.
some of the players available who i can get include...
offense: jose reyes, justin upton, paul goldschmidt, brett lawrie, adrian gonzalez, joe mauer, hanley ramirez, and pretty much anyone below that (figure all of your profar/taveras/wil-myers/eaton type prospects arr there)
pitching: madison bumgarner, jordan zimmerman, adam wainwright, aroldis chapman, matt harvey, and of course a cornucopia of relievers that aren't craig kimbrel.
so yeah, given that this year i'm probably going to look to see if i can get a solid deal for pujols and or felix (depending on how he's doing juxtaposed with yu potentially taking the next step to the low 3s / high 2s) obviously the names that stand out to me are upton, lawrie, and bumgarner. my gut reaction said bumgarner, seeing as he's showing a nice upward trend and has been a consistent guy with nice k-rates and has worked his way through adversity, be it shaky performances and/or bad luck.
however, even tho lawrie has ANOTHER damn injury this spring and last year's ~.280/11/50/10 or whatever didn't set the world on fire, he's always a tantalizing pick. it probably wouldn't surprise anyone if he managed to do .280/25/80/20 or something this year, however he's yet to do it. and justin upton.... well we all know that if he puts it all together he's fully capable of a nice solid 20/20 season and maybe even 30/30 if everything works out... he's 25 and after a down year last year he's available.
so what do you think.... who would you go with? if i haven't answered your question already be sure to leave a link to yours here so i can get to it. merci beaucoup!