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  • Dr. Steve Brule Dr. Steve Brule Sep 1, 2012 3:14 PM Flag

    Too many Keepers for next year

    12 team h2h, we keep 3 at original draft round value (ie I drafted a player for a 10th round pick, I can keep him for a 10th round pick). I have accumulated a number of solid potential keepers so I'm debating who I should go for. Here are the players I'm leaning towards and the draft pick at which they can be kept:

    Yadier Molina (14)
    Ian Desmond (21)
    Allen Craig (21)
    Adam Jones (9)
    Yoenis Cespedes (17)
    Anthony Rizzo (21)
    Todd Frazier (21)

    Chris Sale (14)
    Kris Medlen (21)

    Currently I'm leaning towards Craig, Desmond, and Sale but recently Medlen and Cespedes have been making strong pushes for consideration. I have cooled on Jones since his absurd start to the year.

    Thoughts?

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    • I'd definitely keep Desmond and Sale. If Craig retained his 2B eligibility, i think he'd be my 3rd choice, but without it, Cespedes has to be considered. And call me a homer, but i like Frazier. Cincinnati has locked up essentially all of their talent for the long-term, and a majority of their offensive players are still young and working towards their respective peaks (Cozart, Bruce, Mesoraco, Heisey, Frazier, etc.). As time progresses, the only position that should regress is 2B, but I think we're still 2-3 years away from Phillips dropping out of the elite 2B circle. IMO, they should be a perennial contender for at least the next 5-6 years. Frazier will be the starting 3B next year, and he'll retain great multi-position eligibility. He may not be the flashiest pick, but at a 21st pick's price, he could prove to be very cost effective for years to come.

      I'd lean towards Desmond, Sale, and Cespedes, with Frazier and Craig as contenders for that 3rd and final slot.

    • Cespedes, Desmond, Sale. What about your 1st few round draft picks?

 

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