Hey guys, in my 13-team standard 5x5 6-keeper yahoo roto league we've just decided to go ahead with yahoo's new thing where you can have a NA slot to stash a prospect who has entered yahoo's system by v. irtue of having some looks in spring training. This obviously opens the door for your Wil Myers and Oscar Taveras types, but also provides a place for some deeper sleeperish prospects who have cracked the system. That said, with our league's post-draft waivers set to expire on the 27th i'm willing to risk jake mcgee for a little bit (as he won't be closing til next year at the latest) and try to get someone decent to stash, so imma tossd out some names here and i want you to tell me who you think would be worth stashing. the trick is that with only 6 keepers going now (we could possibly up it, but even tho i commish the league i wanna run it by everyone) so with that said, it's not quite like my ~15 keeper league where you can definitely stash a bunch of guys and have room for them to develop over time, like i did with trout/strasburg/bumgarner/kimbrel in 2011)
SP - dylan bundy (bal - got 1.2 IP of a looksee in sept last year, but is headed down to AA cuz last year was his first year of pro ball, some say he's the best pitching prospect in baseball but on the same team some say he isn't the rookie who could unseat tillman/arrieta for spot #5 cuz....)
SP - kevin gausman (bal - jonny gomes thinks he's night and day better than bundy right now, but like i said arrieta/tillman prolly have the #5 spot but still tempting))
SP - gerrit cole (pit - again guess where i'm looking positionwise)
C - travis d'arnaud (nym - going down for now but with john buck there if the kid rakes guess who can be back?)
OF - jorge soler (chc - prolly ~1-2 years off, but he's their big prospect guy. that and javier baez isn't listed in the system)
SP - travis bauer (cle - sent down after giving up like ~13 runs in II IP, and since his original team gave up on him and traded him off wholesale it makes you wonder if his insistance on those goofy atypical pregame/warmup rituals are going to be a problem since a) he got shelled when he got called up and b) some say that they tire him out during a game, leading to a) and c) he's a punk who don't listen to no-one due to b) leading to a)
from here, like i said myers and taveras and now puig are already owned without the position, so now that the position is there the people who have them will undoubtedly sit on them and thus they'll be much harder to get. so i spose the trick is identifying people who could come up and contribute this year, at least enough to warrant keeping next year as i figure we'll prolly go up to at least 7 keepers trying to designate a slot for the NA player we've added this year.... so do you have any other ideas on who to sit on for the short-to-long-term? if i didn't answer your ?? be sure to drop a link to yours here. merci beaucoup!
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