Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Andy C Andy C Feb 20, 2015 11:10 AM Flag
#1 waiver priority is a curse....people hang onto it waiting for that "what the hell??" drop by another owner so they can swoop in and pick up a season-changing player. Meanwhile with a low waiver priority you don't have to hesitate before using it and you can pick up a few players that are good instead of waiting for the one that might be great. So normally I would say use it on Bryant...however with this being a public league and you not knowing which owners get it and which ones don't, I would say wait to see if a bigger fish is dropped early on. You never know...if a usual star is slow out of the gate, an impatient owner may drop him early on and it's Christmas in April for you. And Bryant is no guarantee to be a major contributor this season
- Andy C Andy C Feb 16, 2015 10:20 AM Flag
I would say Bryant, but b/c you can only keep him for 2 years, he is more valuable to you as a trade chip…but with only 3 keepers that would seem like a waste. What are your other options?
We keep 5 players total....1-4 for me are Encarnacion, Rizzo, Donaldson, and Gomez. #5 is where I'm having a hard time deciding. My choices are:
Standard 5x5 categories. Who would you keep?
- Andy C Andy C Feb 15, 2015 11:40 PM Flag
Tempting...tho I'm hardly a pro. What time do you draft March 6? That's during state high school basketball where I live and my job will require me to be there depending on what teams make it.
- Andy C Andy C Feb 15, 2015 11:28 PM Flag
Pitching can be so unpredictable though. For example, only 2 pitchers have finished in the top 10 in ERA at least twice since the 2012 season: Kershaw and Cueto. Strasburger has a career ERA above 3 and has finished in the top 10 of WHIP only once in the past 3 seasons. My point is it's hard for me to justify using a keeper on a pitcher unless I can be sure he'll be worth it that season. Hitters just are a safer bet. And I'm fully aware you can't ignore pitching in roto....this is my 13th season being in this particular roto league and I've won it 6 times
- Andy C Andy C Feb 16, 2015 9:50 AM Flag
I'm not budging on Rizzo…he's got enough of a track record and upside for me to hang on to him. And posting my entire roster would be a little misleading, as I pick up players that are hot toward the end of the season, dropping guys who season-long are reliable, but cool off toward the end. That being said, here is everyone on my roster who would be in the keeper conversation:
- Andy C Andy C Feb 16, 2015 10:30 AM Flag
You can only keep one of those? Wow….I would go Rizzo personally, but one could argue Braun or Seager as well…Arenado is lurking as well. I wouldn't keep Chapman out of that group, though.
- Andy C Andy C Feb 15, 2015 10:50 PM Flag
Actually it's roto....it's just that only 12 players hit 100 RBI last year and Cespy could do it again w/ a better lineup in Detroit. And pitching can be so finicky (who predicted Kluber as AL Cy Young Award winner and Stras's ERA would be above 3) and power hitting is getting harder and harder to find. It's a tough call for me
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