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 Post subject: Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Hola, Grey and company!

I've been debating this question since the end of the season last year and I'm still stuck without an answer with ten days left before the keeper deadline.

I know you've got Hanley ranked just ahead of Castro in SS rankings and in the overall rankings but they're right next to each other either way. Hanley's a solid bet for a little bit more power than Castro along with more runs/RBI but Castro is probably going to have better speed and BA. Hanley's got the flexibility of playing 3B and SS in Yahoo! leagues but Castro is younger and hasn't been in the middle of a two year slump...

I'm currently keeping Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Clayton Kershaw for sure. I'm 100% confident on the three of them.

I need to choose one more keeper... Do I choose the former MVP caliber Hanley, the rising star(lin) Castro, or should I eschew all positional considerations and keep Jay Bruce, going into the draft with three OF already?

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1B - Eric Hosmer
2B - Jedd Gyorko
3B - Todd Frazier
SS - Jhonny Peralta
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Shin-Soo Choo
UTL - Brett Lawrie
UTL - Adam LaRoche
Bench - Austin Jackson
DL - Aaron Hill Hanley Ramirez

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RP - Glen Perkins, Heath Bell, Jose Veras, Ernesto Fireri, Edward Mujica, Carlos Marmol, J.J. Putz

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C - Yadier Molina
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - Jose Altuve
3B - Jedd Gyorko
SS - Jimmy Rollins
MI - Everth Cabrera
CI - Justin Morneau
OF - Jason Heyward, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Morse, Nick Swisher, Ben Revere
UTL - Kendrys Morales
Bench - Garrett Jones, David Freese


SP - Justin Verlander, Cliff Lee, Ryan Dempster, Ubaldo Jimenez
RP - Jonathan Papelbon, John Axford, Glen Perkins, Ryan Cook, David Robertson


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 Post subject: Re: Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:55 pm 
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I think I am going to lean towards Castro. Hanley and Castro are pretty close IMO but since this is a keeper Castro gets a bump. I think he has the ability to be a top 3 SS over the next number of years where Hanley has already peaked .


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 Post subject: Re: Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Yeah, that's the main argument for Castro; he should be trending up for years to come while Hanley has obviously been going in the other direction. My only fear is what happens if Hanley suddenly remembers how to hit and goes 25/25 with a .300 average? If I keep him that definitely won't happen, but if I don't keep him it might!

I'm glad to hear someone else say Castro, though. I like Castro a lot and I didn't want to make a biased choice.

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12 Team H2H, 4 unrestricted keepers
C - Mike Napoli
1B - Eric Hosmer
2B - Jedd Gyorko
3B - Todd Frazier
SS - Jhonny Peralta
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Shin-Soo Choo
UTL - Brett Lawrie
UTL - Adam LaRoche
Bench - Austin Jackson
DL - Aaron Hill Hanley Ramirez

SP - Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jhoulys Chacin, Ervin Santana
RP - Glen Perkins, Heath Bell, Jose Veras, Ernesto Fireri, Edward Mujica, Carlos Marmol, J.J. Putz

RCL - Cracking the WHIP - Admiral Trey
C - Yadier Molina
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - Jose Altuve
3B - Jedd Gyorko
SS - Jimmy Rollins
MI - Everth Cabrera
CI - Justin Morneau
OF - Jason Heyward, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Morse, Nick Swisher, Ben Revere
UTL - Kendrys Morales
Bench - Garrett Jones, David Freese


SP - Justin Verlander, Cliff Lee, Ryan Dempster, Ubaldo Jimenez
RP - Jonathan Papelbon, John Axford, Glen Perkins, Ryan Cook, David Robertson


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