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i need to keep 5 of the following guys, and these are the people im deciding between
Mike Trout (Round 13) - obvious include
Stephen Strasburg (Round 18) - obvious include
Matt Kemp (Round 3)
Dustin Pedroia (Round 4)
Joe Mauer (Round 8)
Jason Heyward (Round 7)
Adam Jones (Round 10)
Adam Wainwright (Round 17)
You list the Round as in draft pick you lose? Easily keep Kemp,Jones, and Heyward. I don't like Pedroia at 2b costing you a 4th rd pick vs the cost of 7th/10th for Jones/Heyward. And with Keeping Strasburg, that's a high enough start for Keeping a Pitcher there shouldn't be any consideration on Wainwright, you can definitely redraft him. Mauer while Keeper worthy just doesn't provide the punch Heyward,Jones, and Kemp does. And Catcher has a number of guys in TDA,Perez,Rosario,Lucroy,Zunino that have suddenly made Catcher deep. It's not Mauer tier 1 nobody tier 2 and the rest tier 3 anymore.
Oh, your Worried face at 2b. Josh Rutledge if not eligible at 2b today will become eligible eventually. Going to be a great Leadoff guy. And there's always the Utley lying around who we know can kill if ever healthy. I just don't think Pedroia has the surrounding bats like in past where he's constantly being knocked in. I'd drop his projected Runs by 20-25 over the past two years. And, with the less impact bats behind him, he just may be pitched around the corners more since he's more a threat to the pitcher than who's coming up next.
I think Kemp, Trout and Stras are for sure keepers. Id then go Jones if you can play any 3 OF, and Heyward if you have LF, CF, and RF. Wainwright id take as last pick, cheap good pitcher. Grab Zunino or d'Arnaud in the draft for C