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I'm in a 10 team keep 8 league where you forfeit a draft pick in the round corresponding to where the kept player is ranked prior to the season. Multiple players in one round costs the next round's pick.
Here are the top 10 that I'm considering and their round I would forfeit. I am putting a star in front of the 8 I'm leaning towards.
*Paul Goldschmidt (1B)- 1st round
*Carlos Gonzales (OF) - 1st round (keeping both would be 2nd round)
*Giancarlo Stanton (OF) - 3rd round
*Evan Longoria (3B) - 3rd round (keeping both would result in 4th round)
*Dustin Pedroia (2B) - 4th round (keeping previous 2 would result in 5th round)
Justin Upton (OF) - 4th round (keeping all the previous would result in 6th round)
*Yadier Molina (C) - 9th round
Jason Heyward (OF) - 8th Round
*Michael Wacha (SP) - 10th Round
*Gerritt Cole (SP) - 7th Round
Taijuan Walker (SP) - 26th Round
I think Molina over the OF because of the lack of depth at C. What do y'all think?
I like your opening six a lot. I just have them in a different order acording to my rankings CarGo, Goldy, Longoria, Pedroia, Upton, Stanton. But the smart thing to do is use the reverse order to get the best value in future drafts. That said I like your order it maximizes keepability on Longoria and CarGo, I'd just reverse Pedroia and Upton so that you have the ability to Keep Pedroia in the 6th.
I also love Molina in the 9th, but I wouldn't want Heyward. I just don't see the upside in that draft slot, and he'd be your fourth outfielder. I don't really like you SP options either, not bad names but no real steal in the rounds they are going. I'd look to keep a good closer after the 12th round if you have one. I'd have to see the rest of your roster.
I wouldn't keep Upton at 4th. Leave yourself some picks. Thing about catcher depth is that it's not an issue in a 10 team league. Past the first couple, guys are reasonably interchangeable.
I don't like catchers and I don't agree with you that there is no depth, especially in a 10 team league. They are all the same, none are predictable or consistent. And none are worth drafting where people are drafting them. With that said, 9th round is good value for Molina if you like him. I think I have him ranked around 75th and would probably take him if he fell to 90-100.
I also don't like Stanton at all. Don't think he will rebound as there is no talent around him to help with that. But, Goldy, Cargo, Longoria and Pedroia in rounds 1-4 are absolutely worth keeping. That essentially makes Stanton a 5th round pick which makes me OK with the gamble to keep him.
I'll never own an Upton or Heyward again. Nuff said.
I have both Wacca and Cole going in rounds 10 and 7 respectively, so you aren't getting great value but basically exactly what they are worth. You get Better value with Walker but that all depends on how much you want to gamble that he pans out. I think keeping any of these two would work out for you.
You could also keep Upton for a 6th round pick which is decent value over either of your pitchers. Lots of pitching depth this year to round out a staff.
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I agree with you on Molina, no need to keep him.
I disagree with you on Stanton, especially since this is a keeper league. If he gets traded next offseason to a team that does have other talent, he could be a beast.
I'd keep Goldy, Cargo, Stanton, Longoria, Pedroia, Wacha, Cole, Walker. Then with your 6th round pick, you can probably still get Upton, or see if there's anything else worth drafting over him since you already have 2 excellent OF. Maybe a top tier SP, RP, or SS.
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