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I've thought about the IP thing a few times over the years. The justification we have is this: relievers and closers are most likely to help in SV, ERA and WHIP, while SPs are most likely to help in IP, W, K. There's obviously some crossover (closers with 100+ K or SPs with low percentage stats) but for the most part it keeps it relatively even. Certainly streaming would be an issue in this format (and was an issue the first year) but with weekly transaction limits and weekly money prizes for certain categories, we've cut it down drastically. That being said, the IP question hasn't come up in a while. It might be a good time to bring it to my league again. Thanks for your thoughts.
Can keep anyone with no draft penalties and no limits on how long you can keep them. Myers is now a definite. I've been keeping Heyward for several years without a whole lot of production. I think I can get him a couple rounds into the draft which is why I'm shying away from him for now. I'm interested in why you didn't mention Hosmer at all.
Well, in addition to the three OF spots, we also carry two UTL spots that I can stash any hitter. I'm not overly concerned about what position players play, as long as I can fit them in the starting lineup. That being said, I'm now leaning towards the players you listed. Thanks for the help!
Yea, I thought about the depth of SPs in the Majors right now. We do have two SP roster spots and three P spots for any pitcher so I was thinking of Miller to basically lock up those spots before the season even starts. But with so many guys, it really may not be necessary.
Like I said in a different reply, I have had a tendency to keep young guys (like Myers in this case) and ride them out a few years which is why I may keep Myers. But with Heyward, he has yet to really be worth a keeper spot even though I've done it for the past 3 drafts now. So you can see my dilemma between the two of them.
I think I'll have to start ranking them by earliest probable pick in my draft. I don't think Heyward is going to go as high as Myers coming off that ROY. I have to imagine Miller will be a hot commodity if not kept as well. Carpenter had such a big year, he'll probably be overvalued in my league, so if I want to hold him, I've got to use a keeper on him.
I've got too many options. I think you're right about Hosmer, though. I'll push him ahead of Miller. Now I'm leaning towards Hosmer, Carpenter, and Myers with Miller and Heyward being my top targets in the draft (depending on who else isn't kept. Thanks for the help!
Well, we actually do keep exactly 10. I've got a very very good roster already even without these last three. This league has been running since 2006 and I patiently selected a lot of top prospects in the early years, keeping them, and waiting for them to develop. I missed big on a handful of them (Delmon Young, Jeff Francoeur, Rich Hill) but I hit HUGE on others (Trout, Strasburg, McCutchen). My other seven keepers are Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen (disgustingly good already, I know), Felix Hernandez, Stephen Strasburg, David Price, and Madison Bumgarner.
But, yes, I like Jansen a lot, but 7 of the ten closers kept last year in our league did nothing so I'm passing for now. Heyward had a pretty solid 2nd half and Miller had a worse second half. So I'm thinking of keeping Miller and trading him since he has decent value now. Thanks for your input.
12 team H2H 6x6 (R,HR,RBI,SB,BA,OPS,IP,W,SV,K,ERA,WHIP).
This is not my entire team. I've already selected other guys I'm keeping. This is the remaining lot, of which I must keep 3. I also have the 2nd overall draft pick so it's very possible I'll get one of these guys again as well. I'm leaning towards: Myers, Carpenter, and Miller. Who would you keep and how would you rank the next few after them?
Therefore, I would say that if looking to reward a manager for a great season, the reward should probably not have any effect on the next season. But, aside from having a league fee where the winner actually receives something for their hard work, your current system is close enough to fair. You could keep the same system but give the winning manager the highest waiver priority the next year too, which would be very valuable in a league like mine. If you already have a league fee, by the way, you should drop the whole idea of rewarding the winner the next season.
You're idea of allowing the winner to draft first, is not a good idea. You'll end up with teams who consistently cannot get out of the gutter because they don't get the higher quality players. That, for obvious reasons, does not promote a high level of activity from those managers. The way you run it now, allowing the extra keeper for the winner isn't too bad of an option. Here's the thing to think about though: what is your reasoning for having a league with keepers? If it is to reward the managers who make great moves and follow young players by letting them keep them for the next season, you're already #$%$ that. THAT is a reward for the winners (especially if you're letting them keep one more from their championship team players). Also, you are limiting the number of keepers to 8 or 9. Why? I would assume it is so that the draft each season is longer and has some decent players in it, but mostly so that the teams that are worse actually have a chance to be better by picking from those decent players. Giving the winning team an advantage in the draft works directly against that plan. I know you said you aren't looking for parity, but any good commissioner wants a high level of activity from the managers. And a system that gives the strongest team an advantage in the primary area where the weaker teams can gain ground will only keep the weaker teams weak and the stronger teams strong, thereby severely decreasing the joy of the game and desire to stay active for those weaker teams. (That sentence was entirely too long and I apologize). I've been running a 12-team keeper league since '07. Everyone keeps 10 players. Draft order is opposite final standings. Each season, I completely remove any managers who stay inactive for the majority of the season (early on, this could have been as many as 2-3 each year, but now is more like 1 every two years). I replace them with more committed managers. We also have a league fee with yearly and weekly prizes, so that helps.
Long term keeper league - 6x6 H2H (R,HR,RBI,SB,BA,OPS,IP,W,SV,K,ERA,WHIP) All other things being equal, which three (3) of these guys would you keep for next season and beyond (and why if you have time)? I'll have no restrictions on keeping them forever. I may have a shot for a few of them in the draft next year too:
I think I'm leaning towards Myers, Hosmer, and Miller.
This is a 12 team, long-term keeper league. Through drafts, waivers, trades, and a pretty decent amount of luck, I've put together the best fantasy roster I've ever had. We keep ten players every year so I've got to trim my roster.
Miguel, Heyward, McCutchen, Trout, Felix, Price, and Strasburg are certainties. So basically, I'm choosing between Butler, Myers, Ellsbury, Kinsler, and Bumgarner for my final three. Thoughts?
Yahoo currently does not offer a Minor League system. It'd be a great addition for sure, but I wouldn't expect it to come this year.
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