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  • Spitzig Spitzig Aug 16, 2012 9:41 AM Flag

    Keeper League: Brett Lawrie or Starlin Castro?

    Thanks, I also thought about that and am still not sold on keeping Teixeira.

    This is a 9 team pool and like you said, 1B is a very deep position.

    I like Zobrist as well and am not sure how you've had him on the bench all season. He has the 4th most points of any IF on my team, but I guess that has something to do with me having 4 outfielers among my top 5 pont getters, haha.

    Just a little tidbit:

    Teixera is 6th among all 1B this season with 366 points.
    Zobrist is 5th among all 2B and 3rd among all SS with 333 points.
    Castro is 7th among all SS with 309 points.
    Lawrie is 18th among all 3B with 266 points. (although he has been inured)
    BTW, I also have Freese, who is 13th among all 3B with 291 points.

    Looking at this, I should probably keep Zobrist and one of Castro or Teixeira.

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    • BTW, I could acquire David Wright, Carlos Beltran, AJ Burnett and Jason Motte right now for Chris Johnson, Ian Kennedy, Daniel Straily and Ryan Cook, along with my 1st round pick.

      I'm not exactly sure what pick of his I'd be getting back right now, but the highest he has right now are three in the 9th round, so I'd definitely be going after one of them in return, haha.

      The only reason I'm not pulling the trigger on the deal right now is because Wright has been very cold lately and I'm not convinced about AJ Burnett yet.

      Looking at the projected stats part, Kennedy is projected to get more points for the rest of the season, so I might just drop those two pitchers out of the equation.

      If I did that, I might have to consider keeping Wright over Lawrie.

    • be careful to not solely use current stats to project keepers. Castro and Lawrie are young. They have unquantifiable value that Teixeira does not benefit from.

      Zobrist doesn't have nearly as much value in my league (standard H2H 5x5 - AVG + OBP). On the year, he's been maybe a top-12 2B, a top-12 SS, and maybe a top-40 OF. He's been serviceable, but usually in a UTIL/BN role. But in your points league, if he has that kind of value, in what should probably be considered a down year, i think he could easily be considered a keeper.

      I'd lean towards picking any 2 of Castro/Zobrist/Lawrie

    • I've never done a Points league so I am just shooting off my hip, but I would personally go with Castro and Lawrie over Tex or Zobrist. Castro is 22 at a shallow position and has proven he can hit and play WELL. The cubs will get better, putting him in a good position.

      Lawrie plays on a team that MASHES the hell out of the ball and he has the talent as he has shown. He is hurt right now so your above numbers don't really matter. I would Keep the talent and the youth over the age (and deep position) and Zobrist.


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