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Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby pizzaboy76 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:22 am

This is a 12 team, 5x5 roto keeper league. Each year our budget for $245 for 15 players (based on draft position and raises, 1st rounder is $17 when drafted and then get $5 raise each year). Our starting rosters is as follows; C,1B,2B,3B,SS,IF,4 OF, DH, 5 SP, 3 RP, P)

Here is who I'm currently planning on keeping (puts me $3 under budget so no salary issues);

C -
1B - Rizzo $13
2B - Alcantara $10
3B - Arendo $9
SS - Russell $8
IF -
OF - Carlos Gonzalez $32
OF - Braun $41
OF - Harper $25
OF - Marte $15
DH - Springer $15

Bench - Rusney Castillo

SP - Bailey $16
SP - Gray $15
SP -Samardzija $11
SP - Cole $13
SP -
RP - Melancon $9
RP -
RP -
P -

Other possible keeper types

OF -Yasmani Tomas $10
1B - Singleton $7
OF - Taveras $20
SS - E Cab $16
SS - A. Escobar

SP - S. Miller $16
SP - McHugh $10

I have a lot of OF keepers and would like to get some more IF depth.

Machado owner is in 2nd place and needs a bat. Would I be crazy to offer up $25 Harper for $13 Machado?
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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby kidsilk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:44 am

I don't think you would be crazy at all but I am not as high on Harper as most are. He will be great but when will he put it all together? Machado has shown more major league ready bat so far being in the majors and a 13 dollar Machado is more valuable than a 25 dollar Harper in my opinion. I think I would do it.

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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby SecretAgentMan » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:51 pm

Ehh...personally, I rather have Harper but that is not saying much as both these guys are overrated imo. No reason to do it imo outside of salary dump.

That said, not completely understanding you whether this is an auction league or some hybrid auction\draft league, but a number of those guys are overpriced imo including Braun, Cargo (now that he is an even bigger injury risk), Alcantara (really...$10 for an unproven rookie that is doing almost nothing), Bailey, etc. Why keep these guys at these prices? In a straight auction you would throw them back and likely be able to buy them for no worse than what you are keeping them for in the worst case. Not sure what your options are in your league though.
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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby MadDog36 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:15 pm

I'd also probably throw Braun back for Tavares (save the money).
Hmm...You don't really need Machado having Arenado at 3b, but the money saved is big. Even without Braun and Harper your OF still looks ridiculously good.

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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby pizzaboy76 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:14 am

League Rules - (NOT Auction):

Salaries are based on initial draft position and then a $5 raise each year. Players draft in round one are assigned $17, round 2 are assigned $16 and so on. If I keep my 1st round player the following year, his salary is $22, if I keep him the year after the player is $27 and so on.

FA players are assigned a value of $10 and also get $5 raises each year.

We have to keep 15 players and the budget is $245 based on current year salaries. So you really want to balance high priced studs and cheap upside players.

So with this move I would save some money to possibly upgrade elsewhere, as with Harper in the mix I'm $3 under budget. I would also have Machado filling the IF spot. I have a number of trade chips I could then use to upgrade at 2B,SS, or C before the draft next year.

With this extra info, think it's worth doing?
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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby tnbrave » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:49 pm

All things being equal, I would prefer Harper. Machado hasn't really done much, but then again, neither has Harper.

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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby Donnie740 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:43 am

Love Machado at $13, even though you've got Arenado at 3B. Great value and a scarcer position. I'd definitely deal a $25 Harper for him.

But I'd REALLY try to move Braun for Machado. That $41 price tag is ridiculous. And $20 is too much for Taveras when you've got a $15 Marte.

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Re: Keeper League - Harper for Machado?

Postby SteelCity79 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:12 am

So you have one guy right now that is overhyped to this point and another who has had surgery on both knees by age 21.You have Arenado at 3b also.I keep Harper more here
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