Pick 6 (or fewer) keepers


I won the league this year, so I will be picking last.  League specs: 12-teams, rotisserie 5x5 scoring, with positions of C-1b-2b-ss-3b-2b/ss-1b/3b-lf-cf-rf-of-util and ten open pitching slots (most players had 3-4 relievers going at any time, the rest starters.)

I had some fortuitous pickups during the season, and well-timed trades--for example, Dotel and Carlos Santana for Ervin Santana and Jason Kubel, a couple days before Dotel got traded and Santana’s knee got blown out--so luck was definitely involved in my championship run. My team had great balance overall, which was mainly due to getting moderate to very good production out of all of my hitters, w/o any one of them really being great, making picking keepers kind of difficult.  My pitchers, however, were awesome, but I’m always reluctant to go too pitching-heavy w/ keepers.


With that in mind, I’m interested in opinions on six or fewer keepers from the list below.  This league counts every keeper as a pick starting from the top of the draft (i.e. first keeper counts as your 1st round draft pick, two keepers means you lose your 1st and 2nd rd picks, etc.  Keep nobody, you get all your picks.)


Here’s the list I’m considering:



Gaby Sanchez

Ben Zobrist

Pedro Alvarez

Evan Longoria

Juan Uribe (I know he probably overachieved, but he has great position versatility)

Jay Bruce

BJ Upton

Colby Rasmus

Hunter Pence



Felix Hernandez

Clayton Kershaw

Tommy Hanson

Clay Buchholz

Dan Hudson

Neftali Feliz

Brian Wilson


My initial gut-check list was Longoria, Bruce, Rasmus, King Felix, Hanson, and Kershaw, but three pitchers make me nervous, no matter how good they I am very interested in any opinions.  Thanks!


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