Fantasy baseball keeper advice

Discussion in 'Video Game and Fantasy Football Board' started by ZeroPointZero, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. ZeroPointZero

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    Rules:
    head-to-head (we did roto but the people that sucked were pussies and had it changed back), categories: avg, bb, HR, KO, R, RBI, SB/ERA, K, L, W, S, Quality starts ratio, WHIP

    Keep up to 11 guys:

    Wieters $10
    Adrian Gonzalez $10
    Chase Utley $44
    Evan Longoria $3
    Jason Bartlett $5
    Cristian Guzman $1
    Paul Konerko $10
    Jason Bay $13
    Johnny Damon $9
    Adam Dunn $25
    Andrew McCutchen $13
    Shane Victorino $14
    Carlos Beltran $39 :killme:

    Chris Carpenter $10
    Neftali Feliz $5
    Ubaldo Jimenez $9
    Hiroki Kuroda $2
    Tim Lincecum $15
    Ricky Nolasco $19
    David Aardsma $10
    Heath Bell $2
    Fernando Rodney $9

    Alcides Escobar $5
    Chad Billingsley $7
    Ramon Trancoso $5
    Russell Branyan $6
    Pedro Alvarez $5
     
  2. TigerPawsSC

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    Jimenez, Feliz, Lincecum, Carpenter, Longoria, Utley, Gonzalez, Weiters, Heath Bell, Billingsley, Bay.

    I love Nolasco, so if you want another pitcher, I'd add him. Might keep Bartlett, too, since the price is so low.
     
  3. Trofie

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    What is your cap?

    definite s

    Adrian Gonzo
    Longo
    Guzman
    Dunn
    Victorino/Bay
    Lincecum
    Carp
    ubaldo
    Billingsly
    Escobar
    Bell



    Possible
    Utley( assuming its like all other $ leagues you could probably get him at a lower price)
    Wieters
    Branyan
     
  4. ZeroPointZero

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    no cap for Keeper $$, our overall budget is 260 for the standard roto lineup, altho with pitchers we do 6 designated SPs and 3 designated RPs

    and I actually think Utley would go for more if he got thrown back into the auction, so i'm gonna keep him. His value at that position is just insane.
     
  5. MG2

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    I'd keep the following for sure:

    Weiters
    Gonzalez
    Utley (he's just too good not to keep IMO)
    Longoria
    Lincecum
    Jimenez
    Feliz
    Carpenter

    I'd personally also keep

    McCutcheon
    Nolasco
    Billingsly (he's a really tough one to call right now, but he's an ace if he's right)
    Bay

    I'm not a huge fan of closers and think you can get them anywhere, so I wouldn't keep Bell. McCutcheon is underrated IMO, and he was pretty solid last year for me. If he can add a little power, I think he's a legit starter this year with star potential. Not sure on Bay, but I think the price is good enough and I don't think the park will hurt him as much as people seem to think.
     
  6. Trofie

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    jesus I'm in a $185 cap league and our highest paid player is Pujols at $30, Utley makes $18 in my league it's also a NL only league
     
  7. ZeroPointZero

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    How many positions do you have?
     
  8. ZeroPointZero

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    I'm on the fence about Billingsley, but at that price I suppose I can afford to take a risk on him. Not sure if I threw him back I could get him for cheaper than $7. I agree with you about closers, but for $2 it guarantees me a reliable guy at a dirt cheap price. Generally I spend on everything but closers and throw about $7 tops on all 3 spots combined. I'd rather have Bell in that slot than a bum.

    I like Nolasco but I think I can get him for cheaper. We have a huge Mets homer in the league so I'm gonna see what I can get for Bay from him.
     
  9. Trofie

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    You can fill as many as you need to hit your At bat requirements. Which is like 550 for each position

    Example last year this was my team

    C- Yadier Molina $4
    1b- Derrek Lee $7
    2nd- Kaz Matsui $3
    Ss- Hardy :facepalm: $5
    3rd- Derosa $7
    Lf-Braun$ 14
    Cf- Winn $ 8
    Rf- Bruce $22


    bench was
    Emilio Bonoficio $ 4
    Atkins $10 :golfclap:
    Pierre
    reed Johnson $3
    Jason Kendall $2
    Aurillia


    staff was

    Wainwright $4
    Cliff Lee $ 11
    Tommy Hanson $7
    Paul Maholm $4
    Anibal Sanchez $3

    I spot started
    De la Rosa and Jonathon Sanchez

    Pen was Franklin Moralles, Ryan Franklin $.50(you can only put 1 closer in a closer spot) and Grabow

    My innings requirement is something like 1400 innings so you need depth
     
  10. MG2

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    Good point on Bell, and I forgot what price you were getting him at. I'd probably keep him ahead of Nolasco or even Bay. I'd personally keep McCutcheon over those two.
     
  11. ZeroPointZero

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    Every year the guys in our league talk about how they aren't gonna splurge and go overboard on players, and yet each year someone will go 50+ for Hanley. Not saying that's a bad move. Thankfully this is the 3rd year of our 3-year contracts, so Pujols may be back up for auction next year :pray: :pray: :pray: The year we first drafted was the year there was rumblings about Pujols having an injury headed into the season so he only went for $38, major :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
     
  12. TigerPawsSC

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    I think there's a good chance you're right on Nolasco. He will be the most undervalued pitcher in most drafts this year, along with Brett Anderson and Jordan Zimmermann.
     
  13. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    TJS... *might* be back by ASB
     
  14. ZeroPointZero

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    The thing about Nolasco is the perception. Last year he was included in every fantasy columnist's list of sleepers/breakout players. When a player is that universally touted as a sleeper, it tends to create a backlash. So the owners in our league were skeptical of him to begin with. The fact he had a so-so year only cemented their feelings. I'm sure many of them will come into this season with a "Heh, how did that super sleeper Nolasco work out last year :smug:" attitude, so I should be able to grab him for at least a few bucks less
     
  15. TigerPawsSC

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    I agree with all of that.
     
  16. TigerPawsSC

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    HTF did I miss this? I see now it came out on August 10th, which would have been our busiest time at camp this summer, so it makes sense. Then I went to Vegas for a week. I guess once he got shut down, I quit keeping up.

    Kid has a bright future if he bounces back like so many have. He was sneaky good this year.
     
  17. ZeroPointZero

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    Realistically, what could McCutchen's ceiling be?