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14-team keeper league; 5x5, head to head, 2 7-team divisions. Can elect to keep 4 or 5 players. Keeping 4 means we get an extra draft choice at the top of the draft.
I am keeping:
Which 2 should I keep, and why, or which 1 should I keep, and why should I let 3 go?
I'd keep Vmart because it saves you a roster spot when you have a catcher who plays ev...
I'd keep Vmart because it saves you a roster spot when you have a catcher who plays every game and he will at DH. Also Stanton because of potential.
Pitchers are plentiful this year and less important in H2H.
Remember this is a keeper league... You keep Lester because he's going to be a K'...
Remember this is a keeper league...
You keep Lester because he's going to be a K's and W's machine. AL Beast or not the Red Sox are good. This guy was in the running for CY Young last year, and he will be just as good this year.
You keep Stanton over V-Mart: Stanton hit 22 homers in how many at bats last year? V-Mart hit how many less in how many more at bats? Maybe I'm exagerrating a bit but thats how much more power Stanton offers you. FFS (at everyone who said V-Mart), he's just turning 21 and he hit 22 homers in half a year.
Furthermore Catcher is deep this year.
Moreover, target Jesus Montero, the mashing DH with C eligability, as a backup & keeper.
Additionally, Stanton has a tremendous work ethic thats only exceeded by his bat speed (faster bat than Pujols btw). DYK, he designed his own pitch recognition practice during the offseason? No? Well it speaks wonders for how far he's going to go compared to others.
Stanton as he has rare HR and RBI potential as demonstrated by numbers over a partial seas...
Stanton as he has rare HR and RBI potential as demonstrated by numbers over a partial season in 2010. Your other players will compensate for his AVG.
Victor Martinez - he rarely sits so gets more ABs than majority of catchers.
Wouldn't keep Lester as has the risk the AL East hitters bring and the injury risk of very heavy workload in recent seasons. Riskier keeper than your hitters and SPs are plentiful this season. Are Scherzer, Kershaw, Anderson, Gallardo, Daniel Hudson, Jimenez all kept or available within your first few draft picks?
Upton's stats you can get by drafting a Drew Stubbs type of player.
If you really want an elite SP during the season, maybe you can draft a younger C like Santana, Iannetta, Arencibia and if they pan out, trade Martinez for an elite arm.
Lester and Stanton VMart had shaky road stats away from Fenway. Plus his numbers as a 1B/D...
Lester and Stanton
VMart had shaky road stats away from Fenway.
Plus his numbers as a 1B/DH are much lower then when he is a C.
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