I have both Tucker and Lux in a daily H2H categories keeper league and their call-ups are creating a logjam for my team. It's a good problem to have, but am conflicted on what to do.
Next year is the final season of the league, so though it's a keeper I'm not focused on potential past 2020.
Batting categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, K, OBP. Pitching categories are S, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS.
C - Realmuto
1B - Alonso, Olsen
2B - Mondesi, Villar
3B - Bregman, Machado
SS - Turner
OF - Ozuna, Rosario, Franmil
SP - Morton, Corbin, Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, Paddack, Gallen, Caleb Smith, Boyd
RP - Osuna, Neris, Bummer
DL - Hiura
NA - Luzardo
1) There are no batters I'm thrilled about throwing back. Both Lux and Tucker would figure to be Util players most of the time, and of course with Tucker in particular there are playing time concerns. I don't plan on keeping Olsen next season because his price point is too high, but since the trade deadline is over anyone I throw back will be a straight-up cut, meaning they'll hit FA right as we're entering the playoffs.
2) Of my pitchers Bummer may seem to be an easy throwback, though he is my only pitcher who pitches for Holds. (As it is, I should swap him out for a different MR who is pitching well. He hasn't been hot lately. I digress.)
3) I could see throwing back Smith and Gallen, though I would not be excited about the balance of my team. On any given full-slate day I would have three batters riding the bench, and in a league with very competitive pitching I feel I would struggle by losing two of my SPs. Even though Smith and Gallen are on a slide, depending on matchups they could be serviceable in at least contributing to Ks and QS.
4) We keep hearing that Paddack may be shut down soon. If so, does he go back on NA? It could potentially time out nicely with a Luzardo call-up, though there are too many variables here to count on.
I'm currently 4th in my league going into the playoffs.
I'm struggling with this decision and would be grateful if others would weigh in.