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Postby Carey Saders » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:20 pm

Ok. I'm in a 12-team H2H keeper league that counts BB and HOLDS in addition to the normal 5x5 stats. We are in the 15th round of a 23 round draft. I pick last every round (champion). My team:

C - Jason Kendall
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - Marcus Giles
3B - Troy Glaus
SS - Derek Jeter
OF - Vlad Guerrero
OF - Shawn Green
OF - Brad Wilkerson
Util - David Ortiz

SP - Ben Sheets
SP - Carlos Zambrano
SP - Josh Beckett
SP - Randy Wolf (just picked him)

RP - Danys Baez

I have had an easy time with my picks up until last round. I just took Randy Wolf and wonder if I'm stupid for having done so.

Anyway, I'd like to see who you think I should take when my pick comes back around. Here are the available players I'd consider:

1B - Jason Giambi, Carlos Pena
3B - Casey Blake, Aaron Boone
SS - Orlando Cabrera
OF - Larry Walker, Austin Kearns, Dave Roberts, Trot Nixon

SP - Kris Benson, Kevin Brown, Paul Byrd, Doug Davis, Jeff Francis, Dan Haren, Scott Kazmir, Brian Lawrence, Al Leiter, Rodrigo Lopez, Bobby Madritsch, Kevin Millwood, David Wells, Woody Williams

Closers - Mike Adams, Jeremy Affeldt, Greg Aquino, Ryan Dempster, Bob Wickman

HOLDS - only Otsuka and Gordon have been taken

Thanks a million!!!!!!!
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Postby WittyC » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:26 pm

Looking at the closers watch, here are some good guys to look for if you want some holds...

La Troy (ChC) -- will either close or set up... win/win for you!
Jorge Julio (Bal) -- should be pretty solid
Urbina (Det) -- might need to have a good year to get money to buy back his mom (i'm a terrible person)
Donnelly (Ana) -- has been consistently good

Your bats look to to be loaded, but Cabrera could make for good trade bait if he heats up.

Don't count Al Leiter out... if he stays healthy he could post 15 wins with Florida this year.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:30 pm

I'd pick up Worrell. He should get you a bunch of holds and is next in line if Wagner goes down with another injury.
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Postby jellyroll » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:41 pm

I think you can probale go another rd or two before getting a hlds guys. Probably would go for best of closers or another SP.

There's some good Offense values out there, but your Offense is already popping so go pitching.
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Postby bsmelly » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:46 pm

I wouldn't target a holds guy until late in the draft - you can pick these guys up off the waiver wire all season long by going with the "hot hand" approach. I'd grab another closer while you still have options there.
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Postby kidnemisis » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:10 pm

I'd look at kazmir,kearns, and pena, but thats just me. I was always a randy wolf fan until this new park came along and i don't know if it was the greatest choice to take him. good luck.
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