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10 team 5x5 scoring. forst 5 rounds are keeper rounds then rds 6-22 we field the rest of the roster. I do not have a 7,8,9, or 10th rd pick
keeping all that in mind...pick 5 keepers
Braun, Votto, Longo, Cain, Cueto. The only other player i'd possibly consider is Wainwright, but i'd rather take the healthy, producing arms in Cain and Cueto. Safer bet.
I don't trust Encarnacion long-term, Tulo is too injury-prone, Hosmer has a high ceiling but its too risky to keep him given his current production, and CC is old and over-rated.
Wow. I am shocked at the responses here. The first 4 are pretty easy: Votto, Tulo, Braun, Longo. These shouldn't even be in question. When you can keep the best SS, arguably the best OF and 1B, and the 2nd best 3B, you keep them; you'd be foolish not to keep those 4. For the final keeper, I would go Cain.
Thanks guys. I'm looking at keeping Votto, Bruan, Longo and then two pitchers. Even though our trade deadline has passed we allow offseason trading, so I am looking to move Tulo for some picks. He may the best SS when he is on the field but who knows how often that will be. I have a potential deal for the offseason to move CC and Tulo for Verlander and picks. Which then makes my pitching selection that much more interesting.
I am surprised that no one really like Cueto. He has one of the best if not the best ERAs in the league over the past 300 or so IP. I think that he will continue to get better and plays on a team that will win and if the keep Chapman in the pen is even a bigger plus. I'd like to see his K's rise a little bit but that's nit-picking. Right now pitching wise I am really debating between Cain Cueto and Wainwright. I think Wainwright will be fine, and truthfully he was a prior keeper of mine before the TJ surgery. and it looks like he is super-close to pre-TJ form.
Encarnacion is a borderline keeper for me, but in a 10 team league i think he goes back. Hosmer is interesting ,but with Votto, not a glaring need to keep him.
Tulo, Votto, Braun, Longo. Then choose your favorite pitcher. I don't think you go wrong with any of those guys. The only guys I wouldn't even consider on this list is Hosmer and Encarnacion (because you have better options).
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