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Last year, I stacked my team with a number of up and coming rookies, and it worked out pretty well for me. Unfortunately, I can only use one as a "keeper" as this year begins.
- Starlin Castro
- Logan Morrison
- Carlos Santana
- Mike Stanton
- Jose Tabata
- Neil Walker
Santana's the highest ranked at his position, but last year's injury scares me a bit. I'm leaning toward keeping Stanton, but I was hoping to get some advice before making it official. Any feedback you could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks.
I'd go Stanton, if its a standard 5x5 league, 12 teams. Carlos Santana is probably one of the best players in that group, surely, but he will put up maybe 10 hrs over whoever the replacement is (i assume Napoli or doumit is available? Maybe Kurt Susuki?). Stanton will probably put up 20hrs over the person he'd be replacing. ergo.....
I actually like Neil Walker quite a bit in that group. He has multiple position eligibility in most formats and has some pop which is hard to find at 2nd and 3rd with a good average. Depends on your other keepers though.
For me, it would come down to Santana or Castro. I actually had Castro pegged a a breakout guy this season, so I'd take him along with the fact that good SS's are very hard to come by past Tulo and Hanley. You can also make the case for Santana for really the same reason: Not many good catchers out there past McCan, Mauer, or Posey.
Either are excellent options.
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