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Who to keep?

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I'm in a keeper league with unique keeper rules. Long story short, I can keep 3 players. This is the list of players I can keep, and next to them is the draft round pick I would relinquish if I choose to keep that player...


Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - 2B,SS) (9th Round)

Carl Crawford (TB - OF) (4th Round)

Nelson Cruz (Tex - OF) (7th Round)

Prince Fielder (Mil - 1B) (3rd Round)

Adam Jones (Bal - OF) (11th Round)

Matt LaPorta (Cle - 1B,OF) (25th Round)

Derrek Lee (ChC - 1B) (2nd Round)

Geovany Soto (ChC - C) (14th Round)

Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS) (1st round)

Matt Wieters (Bal - C) (7th Round)


Andrew Bailey (Oak - RP) (4th Round)

Heath Bell (SD - RP) (6th Round)

Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP) (2nd Round)

Jonathan Broxton (LAD - RP) (8th Round)

Neftali Feliz (Tex - SP,RP) (23rd Round)

Yovani Gallardo (Mil - SP) (10th Round)

Luke Gregerson (SD - RP) (25th Round)

Cole Hamels (Phi - SP) (22nd Round)

Félix Hernández (Sea - SP) (9th Round)

Edwin Jackson (Ari - SP) (10th Round)

Jair Jurrjens (Atl - SP) (4th Round)

Carlos Mármol (ChC - RP) (12th Round)

Randy Wells (ChC - SP,RP) (12th Round)


I know for a fact I'll be keeping Felix Hernandez, that's a no brainer. What's difficult is deciding the other two players... there are some that seem like no brainers, but I need to take other things into consideration. It's a 10 team league and I have the 10th pick, so I have the last/first pick combo.


I was thinking Gallardo, Hernandez, and Feliz... but then I thought being able to keep Matt Laporta with the very last pick might not be a bad idea. Or Hamels at 22nd round. Or Craford and Fielder with 3rd and 4th, when they will both likely go in the 1st and 2nd could be wise... Again, odd rules, too long to explain.



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I went with Fielder, Crawford, and Hernandez. I'll get a 1st and 2nd rounder while maintaining my 1st and 2nd round picks and also getting a Top 5 round pitcher in the 9th. The only way I justified not keeping someone like Hamels or Feliz was that he probably won't go until the middle rounds anyways, also they were trades and free agent pickups, we have a rule where if you trade for or pick up a FA you can only keep them for two more years beyond the year you picked them up, and then they are released into the draft pool. But if you draft them in the 15th round, you can keep them for another 7 years.......


Like I said, complicated keeper rules, would take too long to explain.

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I would probably keep Hernadez Fielder and Hamels.


kind of OT, but i cant believe how low hamels is going this season. he's going to be an absolute steal. same with beckett and lilly.

Yeah I am in 6 leagues and everyone of them Hamels has gone somewhere in the 9-12 rounds I took him in about half of them, could be a monster steal as his peripherals were better or in line with what he was the year before last he just got a little unlucky last year. Billingsly (sp?) could also be steals he was going 15 round or later in most of my leagues. People are overblowing Hamel's year last year like they are overblowing how "bad" the Cubs were last year when they still won 83 games but the media has made it out to be like we were a 100 loss team last year.


Also Soriano in some of my leagues was going near the last rounds, yeah he was out a good chunk and struggled after the knee/leg injury and was bad but he was having a very good start of the year last year and if he can stay mostly healthy this year the production you are going to get out of him for a very late round OF could make him one of the better value picks. Not to mention his lower spot in the order (5-7) which should help him accumulate more RBI's than most years in his career, even though he could see a drop off in runs.

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