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keep 7 of these... 20 team league
leaning towards bruce, butler, ellsbury, gonzo, lawrie, gallardo and ???
How do you have all these studs on a 20team league? on 12 team leagues....Gonzo 1-3rd pick Keep. Butler,Ellsbury,Bruce 2-5rd picks Keep. Lawrie,Mauer,Gallardo 5-7rd picks keep. That's 7 in top 84 on 12 team leagues where you should only have 4 or 5 of these players in 20 team!
I cant believe you have 7keeper league on a 20 team league as certain teams are sure to have 3keepers for sure and the other 4 are on the fence, not really keepers only depth players that are forced to keep. It would just leave some teams with no chance of competing after a bad draft.
- 1 Reply to BrewCrewDue
well it is a third year league and i have been active in the trade market and was able to draft some of these players before their value shot up and also i have trade pitching for hitting as it seems easier to rebuild the pitching through waivers and draft then premiere hitting. any input on keepers? who do you guys prefer mauer or lawrie or desmond? i think ellsburry, bruce, gonzo, butler are my no brainers, and i think i should keep 1 pitcher in gallardo... other two hitters i am open to opinions
As your top pitcher, Gallardo is a decent arm, but a keeper he really isn't... I think you would be better served to keep all hitters and pass on keeping Gallardo, whose numbers are most likely on a decline and guys with predictably comparable stats can probably be had as FAs (think Phil Hughes having a slightly better year than last, guys like Wandy Rodriguez pitching a full season at PNC, Hisashi Iwakuma, Chris Tillman, Brandon Morrow) ...so with that in mind, I would keep all hitters: agonz, jellsbury, idesmond. blawrie, bbutler, jmauer, either of bruce or crawford.
I think Kyle Seager might be in the mix. And next year he should retain some multi-position eligibility. Could be important especially in a 20 team league. Also Safeco's fences are being moved in so a Seattle position player may not be an automatic drop anymore.
I agree keep Gallardo because of the 20 team size and keeping one good pitcher to build around. Good luck this season.