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AL-Only 4x4 Keeper List

The protects for my AL-Only 4x4 keeper auction league need to be submitted by midnight.  Under the assumption of 35% inflation and an eye towards the future value of players come bail season, here is the team I must plan my draft strategy around.

  1. C A.J. Pierzynski $11
  2. 1B Aubrey Huff $13
  3. 3B Adrian Beltre $18
  4. SS Jhonny Peralta $21
  5. OF Carlos Gomez $25
  6. OF Denard Span $10
  7. SP C.C. Sabathia $15
  8. SP Cliff Lee $7
  9. CL Joe Nathan $40
  10. RP Jensen Lewis $5
  11. RP Justin Masterson $5
  12. FARM: C Matt Wieters, SP David Price, OF Austin Jackson, C/1B Jesus Montero, 1B Chris Carter

The top SB players available based on last season's stats are both Oakland A's - back-up OF Rajai Davis and LF Matt Holliday.  2B Dustin Pedroia's 20 SB ranks him in the Top 5.  The 3rd and 4th ranked players based on last year's SB totals are Carl Crawford and Cesar Izturis.  For these reasons, I see Carlos Gomez as a fairly valued player at $25.

I am on the fence about protecting Brandon Inge at $7 or Brandon Wood at $10 despite the votes from earlier this week that favor protecting at least one of them - 16 of 69 against protecting either.  I can still waiver and protect one or both.

Is there another protect decision that I should have defensively chosen to justify?