Well, this is my first post at Razzball. I used to do this sort of thing on the Yahoo boards but I've come to realize something important: You guys actually know what you are talking about (well, at least half the time anyway). So I've seen the light, so to speak.
Grey, I love the site, the advice is spot on, and you and your crew have built a marvelously functional and user-friendly website. Thanks for that!
Now the actual post...
I play in a 12-team H2H Yahoo league with keepers. We score the following categories:
Batting: R, HR, RBI, SB, E, AVG, OPS
Pitching: W, L, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP
We can keep six guys, at a cost of two draft positions from when we got them; we can keep each player for three years. FA keepers cost rounds 22, 21, 20, etc.
Here is a list of potential keepers for 2013 and the projected cost of each:
Eric Hosmer - 1B - (19th Round) last year of keeper eligibility
Desmond Jennings - OF - (18th Round) last year of keeper eligibility
David Ortiz - 1B - (6th Round)
Buster Posey - C/1B - (4th Round)
Noichika Aoki - OF - (FA)
Will Middlebrooks - 3B - (FA)
Wil Meyers - OF - (FA)
Salvador Perez - C - (FA)
Andrelton Simmons - SS - (FA)
Madison Bumgarner - SP - (13th Round) last year of keeper eligibility
Max Scherzer - SP - (7th Round)
Kris Medlen - SP - (FA)
Mat Latos - SP - (5th Round)
As of right now, I'm planning on keeping: Ortiz, Perez, Aoki, Bumgarner, Scherzer, and Medlen.
I view Aoki and Jennings as almost the same, but certainly Jennings has a much higher upside despite his struggles last year. Aoki has a better OBP and AVE, but I'm not sold on his HR total from last year since even in Japan that wasn't part of his game. I think if everything breaks right for him, he could bat .300, 11HR, 90R, 60RBI, 35 SB.
If Jennings can lay off the high heat and the down-and-away stuff he could bat .270, 17 HR, 100R, 65RBI, 40+SB.
What do you guys think? Keep Jennings? Or for that matter, the rest of the guys? I'm open to suggestions.