Originally Posted by 4horsemen
OK, I'm in a 12 team, keep 7, points league and I've been gutting my team for 1st round picks next year. In my estimation there's a bigger difference between the 1st and 2nd round of the draft then there is between my keepers and my exposed players. That coupled with the fact that every keeper I send to another team forces them to expose another quality player thereby increasing the value of the picks I've just aquired.
So far I've moved Pedroia, Scherzer and Papelbon for 1st rounders next year.
My remaining potential keepers are:
Stanton (definitely keeping)
Bumgarner (definitely keeping)
J. Zimmerman (probably keeping)
Dunn (maybe keeping)
Hosmer (kept last year...doh)
M Harvey (just used my waiver priority to grab him)
Our league does not value SB much at all so speedsters really don't mean much. Pitchers with high K totals and dominant closers are very valuable.
What I'd like to know is:
1) am I nuts?
2) are any of the youngsters listed above worth keeping?
3) are there any other prospects I could target who might be worth keeping in my format? Everyone on the Dobber prospect list is available.
Bauer is a definite keeper on your team IMO.
Yes, he had a rough start in the major leagues, but this guy is widely regarded as the best arm in the minor leagues and you'll be kicking yourself if you let him go.