Commissioner Corner Message Board
I have a keeper draft coming up soon and i have the first overall pick..
The players i currently have are:
Drew Storen (RP)
CC Sabathia (SP)
Ian Kinsler (2B)
Lance Berkman (OF/1B)
Shane Victorino (OF)
Alex Rodriguez (3B)
Brian McCann (C)
The players i have to choose from are:
Keep in mind that this is a keeper league so i am looking for somebody who i will want on my team for years to come
I assume that most of the other managers in your league will have kept the top tier 1st basemen and I personally always want top notch guy in that position-- after Texiera the talent at that position drops... sure you can gamble on some unproven young guys, but you know you'll get 30+ homers, 100+ RBIs w/ Tex, so that's what I'd take. If you decide not to take him (he's older and has a low average) I like Michael Morse a lot, but he's nursing a hamstring injury now and so I'm a bit weary. It's possible that Berkman puts up numbers like last year, but I wouldn't feel secure banking on it.
If not Tex, I'd say McCutchen b/c I'm not sold on Victorino being the anchor of your OF. Pitchers are easy to find in late rounds, so even though Price is good I wouldn't opt for him. Castro is a Runs and Avg. guy and I think you can find cheaper SS that will do the trick (I'm not advocating Jeter here, but I think he and Castro put up virtually identical numbers last year... I've seen Ayabar being drafted much later in the draft than both those guys and I think he's gonna put up better numbers this season w/ a solid lineup (a healthy Morales and the addition of Pujols) and 30 SB last season.