Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro

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Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro

Postby AdmiralTrey » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:45 pm

Hola, Grey and company!

I've been debating this question since the end of the season last year and I'm still stuck without an answer with ten days left before the keeper deadline.

I know you've got Hanley ranked just ahead of Castro in SS rankings and in the overall rankings but they're right next to each other either way. Hanley's a solid bet for a little bit more power than Castro along with more runs/RBI but Castro is probably going to have better speed and BA. Hanley's got the flexibility of playing 3B and SS in Yahoo! leagues but Castro is younger and hasn't been in the middle of a two year slump...

I'm currently keeping Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Clayton Kershaw for sure. I'm 100% confident on the three of them.

I need to choose one more keeper... Do I choose the former MVP caliber Hanley, the rising star(lin) Castro, or should I eschew all positional considerations and keep Jay Bruce, going into the draft with three OF already?

10 Team 6X6 H2H Dynasty Year 5
C - Wilson Ramos
1B - Freddie Freeman
2B - Gleyber Torres
3B - Nolan Arenado
SS - Trea Turner
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Ronald Acuna
OF - Yordan Alvarez
OF - Kris Bryant
UTL - Javier Baez
UTL - Adalberto Mondesi
Bench - Rhys Hoskins, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jonathan Schoop, Rowdy Tellez

SP - Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Snell, Chris Sale, Jose Berrios, Chris Paddack, Mike Soroka, German Marquez
RP - Ken Giles, Dellin Betances, Taylor Rogers, Geovanny Gallegos, Colin Poche, Corey Knebel
Pedo NA Purgatory Felipse Vazquez

Prospects:
SP: Grayson Rodriguez, Josiah Gray, Seth Corry, Franklin Perez, Ryan Weathers, Blake Walston
RP: James Karinchak
OF: Luis Robert, Alek Thomas, Jesus Sanchez, Kameron Misner, Bayron Lora
IF: Vidal Brujan, Alexander Mojica, Malcolm Nunez, Greg Jones, Gunnar Henderson
C: Sam Huff, Luis Campusano, William Contreras

Results:
2019 - 4th place. Finished regular season 20 games ahead of 2nd place but fell apart in the playoffs.
2018 - 1st place. Finished regular season 24 games ahead of 2nd place and won in the playoffs.
2017 - 2nd place. Finished regular season 5 games ahead of 2nd place but lost in the playoffs.
2016 - 1st place. Finished regular season 1.5 games behind 1st but won in the playoffs

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Re: Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro

Postby Mauddib » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:55 pm

I think I am going to lean towards Castro. Hanley and Castro are pretty close IMO but since this is a keeper Castro gets a bump. I think he has the ability to be a top 3 SS over the next number of years where Hanley has already peaked .

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Re: Keeper Help: Han-Ram vs. Starlin Castro

Postby AdmiralTrey » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:25 pm

Yeah, that's the main argument for Castro; he should be trending up for years to come while Hanley has obviously been going in the other direction. My only fear is what happens if Hanley suddenly remembers how to hit and goes 25/25 with a .300 average? If I keep him that definitely won't happen, but if I don't keep him it might!

I'm glad to hear someone else say Castro, though. I like Castro a lot and I didn't want to make a biased choice.

10 Team 6X6 H2H Dynasty Year 5
C - Wilson Ramos
1B - Freddie Freeman
2B - Gleyber Torres
3B - Nolan Arenado
SS - Trea Turner
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Ronald Acuna
OF - Yordan Alvarez
OF - Kris Bryant
UTL - Javier Baez
UTL - Adalberto Mondesi
Bench - Rhys Hoskins, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jonathan Schoop, Rowdy Tellez

SP - Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Snell, Chris Sale, Jose Berrios, Chris Paddack, Mike Soroka, German Marquez
RP - Ken Giles, Dellin Betances, Taylor Rogers, Geovanny Gallegos, Colin Poche, Corey Knebel
Pedo NA Purgatory Felipse Vazquez

Prospects:
SP: Grayson Rodriguez, Josiah Gray, Seth Corry, Franklin Perez, Ryan Weathers, Blake Walston
RP: James Karinchak
OF: Luis Robert, Alek Thomas, Jesus Sanchez, Kameron Misner, Bayron Lora
IF: Vidal Brujan, Alexander Mojica, Malcolm Nunez, Greg Jones, Gunnar Henderson
C: Sam Huff, Luis Campusano, William Contreras

Results:
2019 - 4th place. Finished regular season 20 games ahead of 2nd place but fell apart in the playoffs.
2018 - 1st place. Finished regular season 24 games ahead of 2nd place and won in the playoffs.
2017 - 2nd place. Finished regular season 5 games ahead of 2nd place but lost in the playoffs.
2016 - 1st place. Finished regular season 1.5 games behind 1st but won in the playoffs


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