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  • HABS RULE! HABS RULE! Feb 15, 2013 7:37 PM Flag

    Keeper numbers- suggestions please


    Have a 7th year league and thinking about adding Keepers to the fun this year.

    Kindly share your thoughts as to how many and what positions you would suggest.

    Thanks and cheers

    12 Teams H2H
    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, DL

    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG)

    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)

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    • I have basically the same roster setup you do in my keeper (1 extra util), 12 teams, that's been very successful, We keep 7 players (no position limits). League turnaround is averaging about 1 or 2 teams per year. It really all depends on the dedication level of your league members. And a lot depends on whether they have the drive to rebuild or not if they finish low in standings. Good luck!.

    • The problem with having too many keepers is that the bad season you have is compounded but not having enough keepers and last place teams lose interest, but between 3 and 5 can work really well.

      • 1 Reply to rudolph
      • I am in a league that has 5 keepers and 1 additional minor league keeper. What the commish did to make it interesting is that where you drafted a guy is where he will cost you next yr + 1 rd proggressively each year. FA pick ups were last round of the draft. So if you draft effectively u can improve your team each year . This also helps the weaker teams because those teams with less keepers traded with teams that had extra keepers.
        Case in point I got Shields who this guy had in the 7th rd and in exchange he got Howard (7th rd), Jesus Montero ( 20th rd) and Jeff Samardzija (18th rd). No way would this trade happened w out the rds attached to them . Just an idea I love it in my league

    • Suggestions please,,,,,,,,, thanks

      • 1 Reply to David f
      • Well, based on all of the dynasty and keeper leagues looking for owners, I'd suggest you go with a fairly low number. Owner turn over would also weigh on your decision. If you lose 1-3 owners per year and it's always the teams that have been picked over by vultures..... remember it is hard to find a legit owner that's willing to take a team with 2, 3 or 4 possible keepers (real ones) and the league is keeping 10 or 20 deep. There is no way to fix a roster like that so it ends up dead weight. In a league 16-20 deep, placing last every year and getting 1st pick in a shallow draft will probably take a person 15 years to un-screw himself. Do you know anyone that dedicated? LOL............doubtful as most leagues don't last that long.


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