Already Waiting Till Next Year
Looking to next year, after taking my basement team to 13th in a 20-team, 6-keeper, H2H league. I feel like I could turn some of my young talent into a first or second rounder. What do you think? Also, are my keeper picks right?
Here are my keepers as it stands:
Here are the rest of my bats:
I also have Hughes, Soria and Carmona. The rest of my pitching is scary bad.
Luke in Kansas
If this league doesn’t attach values to keepers, why keep Billy Butler over J.J. Hardy or Michael Young? Despite its rebirth over the past few years, the shortstop position is still fairly weak, making Hardy and Young better options than Butler, especially considering that you’re not already keeping a shortstop. Other than that, I definitely agree with your keeper choices. Although Hughes and Carmona are both solid, Corey Hart looks like a five-tool star in the making, and I’ll always give the edge to the hitter when planning for the future. Another possibility would be to trade Hart, either Hardy or Young (the one who isn’t kept), and possibly Kendrick (since you already have Roberts at 2B) for a high quality keeper pitcher, like a Peavy or an Oswalt. Your offense is in good shape, boasting a nice combination of power and speed. Now it’s time to start upgrading the pitching!
Zach Steinhorn, MLB.com