Working the Wheel
Good afternoon gentlemen,
I am in a 3-keeper, 10-team, 6×6 Roto w/OBP & L as the extra categories. I have the snake pick for my draft on Sunday. My three keepers are Pujols, Rollins, and Holliday. Which two would you pick with the 10th & 11th picks out of these possibilities?
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Dale A. Sensenig
These are all pretty solid options to choose from. With the exception of Pence and Verlander, every name on this list is a clear top five rounder, even in a 10 team league. Martin should definitely be one of the two, as the catcher pool drops off dramatically after the first five or six. The fantasy staff here at MLB.com would surely agree with this decision, as they’ve got Martin ranked #43 overall, awfully close to your draft spot, equivalent the 40th and 41st selections! As for the other pick, I’d say Upton with Rios close behind. Upton’s 2B eligibility is what does it for me, further enhancing his status as an elite power/speed threat. I always like to fill second base as early as possible with a player who has an excellent shot at 30+ steals. Upton’s HR and RBI potential is the added bonus here, separating him from Roberts. Add Martin and Upton to the fearsome trio of Pujols, Rollins, and Holliday, and only one thought pops into my mind. I’m glad I’m not in your league!
Zach Steinhorn, MLB.com