Yet another keeper post

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Yet another keeper post

Postby Stumanji » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:43 am

Trying to pick my 5 keepers. H2H roto league. Auction draft, keepers are 120% of previous year's draft value. FA pickups are $3 to keep.
Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, ss, MI, CI, MI, 5 OF, Util, 3 SP, 2 RP, 4 P
Cats: R, RBI, HR, TB, SB, OPS, ERA, WHIP, QS, K, SV, IP
Players in consideration with cost to keep:
1B Rizzo $3
3B Headley $2
SP Medlen $3
Those three are pretty much locks to keep. My other two are up in the air.
2B Aaron Hill $4
3B Sandoval $24
OF Granderson $33
OF BJ Upton $18
OF Beltran $14
OF Bourn $24
OF Bautista $52
SP Latos $13
SP Darvish $18
SP Peavy $3

I have two that I'm leaning towards, but don't want to sway opinion. Thoughts are apprec'd.

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby Fenris-77 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:54 am

Hmm. Upton and Latos would probably be my two guys. Not huge savings, but not the massive over-payment of some of your other options. Hill at $4 is also an option, but as a Jay's fan I find it hard to recommend him. :lol:

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby Mauddib » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:20 am

Hill and Latos. Hill is a better 2B than people give him credit for and at $4 is an easy keep IMO.

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby daver » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:23 am

I would go with Hill and BJ Upton.

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby A Hill O' Beans » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:09 am

I've gotta agree with Upton and Hill.

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C - Ramos
1B - Goldy
2B - Kinsler
3B - Pedro
SS - Zobrist
MI - Rendon
CI - Napoli
OF - Ellsbury, Victorino, A.Jackson, Cruz, C.Carter
UT - Sandoval
BE - A.Guerrero
SP - Yu, MadBum, Dickey, Haren, Buchholz, C.Martinez
RP - Rosenthal, Uehara, C.Janssen, Hawkins, Herrera

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby Stumanji » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks, guys. I'm leaning towards Hill and Upton. Even if Hill isn't a premier 2B, he's still maybe a top 6-7ish guy for cheap. Especially if other top 2B are being kept, I wouldn't want to have go into a bidding war on Hill as the top available 2B. I think Upton is about market value at $18, but with 5 OF slots I'd be concerned about having to fill them all via the draft.

I like Latos at $13 but I feel like I could win him back at around the same price if I want him, and it wouldn't be the end of the world if I didn't get him since there will be so many solid SPs available.

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby Stumanji » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:14 pm

So I offered Adam Jones' owner a package of BJ ($18) a cheap keeper (e.g., Peavy $3) for Jones, and he said that he's not even keeping Pacman at $20 so he'll be a FA. Two questions:
1. Should I be pushing hard to acquire Jones and keep at $20? He asked for Rizzo $3 or Medlen $3.
2. Does Jones' availability change people's minds about whether I should keep Upton for $18? I think they are similar players so I could keep Latos at $13 and then try to win one of BJ or Jones in the draft.

Budget is $260.
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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby Stumanji » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:33 pm

I was just offered his Profar ($3) for my Headley ($2). Obviously Headley is a sick value (and established himself last year) and will probably be better this year, but would Profar be a better long term option?

Value is 120% of previous year's price, so I could keep either of these guys for a looooong time.

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Re: Yet another keeper post

Postby Mauddib » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:27 pm

Keep Headley. Profar is a decent value but I am not sure he will increase his value this year. Not enough playing time will hinder him at least at the MLB level. Not a bad idea to go after him but more someone I would target mid-season then now. The hope would be that he is playing games but not enough of them to be useful and drives his owner crazy at which point you can snag him for cheap.

As for Jones, he is a decent value at $20 but nothing I would consider great. I would be fine dealing Medlen for him but that is mainly because I am not a believer in Medlen and would be happy to get something better in return. I would hang on to Rizzo though. Pretty good value for an up and comer.


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