Top 30 1B keepers – 2013 edition

These rankings are based on projected cumulative value over the next 3 years. Minor league players have been excluded.

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The flawed strategy of buying low and selling high

Coming home from a Washington Nationals game last week, a league mate and I got on the topic of Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward. This league mate drafted Heyward in our keeper league during a minor league draft before Heyward made his major league debut and has held on to him like a bride is counseled to hold on to her groom – for better or worse, for rich or poor, in sickness and health.

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A different look at April

It seems that over the last couple of weeks the Internet has been littered with advice on exercising patience with your roster in April. Since I’ve already taken my turn beating that topic into the ground, I thought I’d find something more fun to talk about.

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Keeper Implications – Carpenter, Iglesias, Morneau


Are Carpenter’s injuries decreasing his keeper value?

In what seems to be almost official news, it looks like Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter will begin the season on the DL due to recent neck issues. While it’s expected that Carpenter won’t miss many starts, if I’m a Carpenter owner – I’m starting to map out the perfect opportunity to get rid of him. When healthy, there is no question that Carpenter still is one of the better pitchers in the game today. However, Carpenter is struggling more and more each year to stay on the field. [Read more...]

Don’t pay for hype with Darvish, Cespedes

When the slow auction for my keeper league begins Friday morning, the first player I’m throwing out will be one of the two biggest international imports this offseason – either Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes. And once I make that nominating bid, I will sit back and watch my league mates battle it out for two guys whose values are based all on hype and have very uncertain futures. [Read more...]

Top 25 first base keepers

Other Top 25 lists: SP | OF | C

These rankings are based on projected cumulative value over the next 5 years.  Minor league players have been excluded.  Players who also qualify at a more-scarce position (2B, 3B, SS, C) have also been excluded and will be ranked at that more-scarce position.

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