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    AL Only keeper Feedback

    10-team, 5x5, OBP and SLG replace BA and HR, $260 budget, 2C, 1 UT. I pretty much gutted my keepers to make a run at the pennant; I have Vlad at 5, Chavis at 5, Keuchel at 3, and these three others I'm considering:

    Justin Upton 12 - Knee issue scares me. But he's a sure keep at 12, correct?
    Mallex Smith 14 - Again, had him on my for sure list given scarcity of speed. But at 14, is he too much of a sink in the other categories?
    Jason Castro 5 - More ABs with the Angels?

    Bassitt at 10 is my only other person I'd consider keeping, and I think I can get him back for that or less.

    Thanks for any help!
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    I assume that it's a 2 catcher league, which would be the only reason that I'd keep Castro. Other than that, both Smith and Upton seem to be priced right, and should give you the stats that you need to compete, or the stats to deal if you fall out of the race.

    And I think that you can get Bassitt back easily, considering that he's at best the #5 starter going into ST, and maybe the long guy if Puk makes the squad right off the bat.
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    Yeah Id probably keep all three hitters and not Bassitt. Could be easily convinced to dump Castro if a lot of catchers will be available in auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    I assume that it's a 2 catcher league, which would be the only reason that I'd keep Castro. Other than that, both Smith and Upton seem to be priced right, and should give you the stats that you need to compete, or the stats to deal if you fall out of the race.

    And I think that you can get Bassitt back easily, considering that he's at best the #5 starter going into ST, and maybe the long guy if Puk makes the squad right off the bat.
    I agree with this. They signed Castro to shore up their terrible catcher situation from last year. He is going to get more abs.

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    I agree with the consensus. Keep the three hitters and ditch Bassitt.

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    I wouldn't bother keeping Castro... I just don't see the upside in tying up that spot. Worst case you have to buy him back for 7. Best case you find a more interesting catcher for 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joncarlos View Post
    I wouldn't bother keeping Castro... I just don't see the upside in tying up that spot. Worst case you have to buy him back for 7. Best case you find a more interesting catcher for 5.
    I agree with this take.

    I'd keep both Upton and Mallex Smith at decent prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chancellor View Post
    10-team, 5x5, OBP and SLG replace BA and HR, $260 budget, 2C, 1 UT. I pretty much gutted my keepers to make a run at the pennant; I have Vlad at 5, Chavis at 5, Keuchel at 3, and these three others I'm considering:

    Justin Upton 12 - Knee issue scares me. But he's a sure keep at 12, correct?
    Mallex Smith 14 - Again, had him on my for sure list given scarcity of speed. But at 14, is he too much of a sink in the other categories?
    Jason Castro 5 - More ABs with the Angels?

    Bassitt at 10 is my only other person I'd consider keeping, and I think I can get him back for that or less.

    Thanks for any help!
    definitely protect m.smith

    I lean towards protecting j.upton though I expect his auction salary would be in the same ballpark as current salary

    no thank you on castro and bassitt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    definitely protect m.smith
    Why definite in a 10 team? Seems pretty borderline. I'd be fine with a keep but I don't think it's definite.

    Mallex hurts your team in every category but steals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Why definite in a 10 team? Seems pretty borderline. I'd be fine with a keep but I don't think it's definite.

    Mallex hurts your team in every category but steals.
    and steals are the hardest category to accrue. at $14, I spend the money.

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