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Who to keep - Santana or Headley?

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12 team 6X6 mixed (+OBP and L), $275 cap, 5 keepers. I have 4 no-brainer keepers. They are:

Trout - $7

C. Gonzalez - $11

Cano - $26

Beltre - $18

For my 5th keeper, I have what seems like a no-brainer: Chase Headley at $4. However, I already have a 3B, and catcher is always a thin position. I could keep Carlos Santana (who I love next year) for $10. Should Santana be in considerations for this spot, or should I go with the cheap Headley (who I don't love, but is easily worth $4) and forget it?

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Headley did kill it second half last year but I kind of like Santana. Maybe its the PetCo factor but not sure I see Headley repeating those numbers. Santana turned it on in the second half as well and will have an improved lineup around him. Add to the fact your have Beltre, and Santana could be a top 3 at the position..think I`d roll the dice.

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Headley. He took a huge step forward last year and showed that he is a great hitter. Even better is the fact that he was decent at Petco too, which shows he wasn't a huge fluke. The catcher class is deeper than ever this year, with so many solid starters, it's not necessary to keep Santana. He is extremely streaky and there are so many solid catchers that come later in the draft (McCann, Rosario, Vmart, Perez, Montero (both), Lucroy, Wieters, and Pierzynski). It's not worth keeping Santana unless you think an excess of catchers will be kept.

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Headley. He will regress, but with the fences moving in at Petco, he will probably put up very close to the same numbers. Add to that a chance that he gets traded, and you have a great keeper.

If you desperately want to keep a catcher, you should be able to trade Headley and Santana for a $5 Molina or maybe even a $15 Posey.

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Headley. He will regress, but with the fences moving in at Petco, he will probably put up very close to the same numbers. Add to that a chance that he gets traded, and you have a great keeper.

If you desperately want to keep a catcher, you should be able to trade Headley and Santana for a $5 Molina or maybe even a $15 Posey.

Great point. Our league does not allow offseason trading, however. I am the commissioner, and tried to get it passed, but since Yahoo is down in the offseason, our league members are concerned with regulating trades in the offseason. So they voted against it. Posey is actually about $15, but his owner is not trading him.

I have to think that in our league, with keeper inflation, Headley will command about $25-28 in the auction. I'm not sure how much people are buying into him. Santana could go from anywhere between $20-30, in my estimation, as one of the best catcher options. Either way, though, I save money on keeping Headley and trying to bid for Santana. I think I'm going with you guys' advice, but keep it coming :)

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I know Headley was supposed to be a pretty good prospect coming up but it's taken him a while in the bigs. Any reason for that? Is there reason to think he will build off of 2012?

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I think Santana is overrated. He's a big tease. 3B is pretty rough after the big three (Longoria, Wright, Beltre), and I think C has plenty of decent options.

Roll the dice on Headley.

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another Headley vote. I believe Catcher is deeper than expected this year, whereas, at 3b, there is a bigger drop-off after the first 2 tiers in talent for each position.

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12 team 6X6 mixed (+OBP and L), $275 cap, 5 keepers. I have 4 no-brainer keepers. They are:

Trout - $7

C. Gonzalez - $11

Cano - $26

Beltre - $18

For my 5th keeper, I have what seems like a no-brainer: Chase Headley at $4. However, I already have a 3B, and catcher is always a thin position. I could keep Carlos Santana (who I love next year) for $10. Should Santana be in considerations for this spot, or should I go with the cheap Headley (who I don't love, but is easily worth $4) and forget it?

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Is is a 1 or 2 Catcher league in terms of active line up?

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another Headley vote. I believe Catcher is deeper than expected this year, whereas, at 3b, there is a bigger drop-off after the first 2 tiers in talent for each position.

Pound for pound, I like Santana more. But catchers are always a risky keep. (Heck, if this wasn't an OBP league, I'd not even seriousy consider Santana here.)

granted, I doubt we see the same production from headily.

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12 team 6X6 mixed (+OBP and L), $275 cap, 5 keepers. I have 4 no-brainer keepers. They are:

Trout - $7

C. Gonzalez - $11

Cano - $26

Beltre - $18

For my 5th keeper, I have what seems like a no-brainer: Chase Headley at $4. However, I already have a 3B, and catcher is always a thin position. I could keep Carlos Santana (who I love next year) for $10. Should Santana be in considerations for this spot, or should I go with the cheap Headley (who I don't love, but is easily worth $4) and forget it?

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Is is a 1 or 2 Catcher league in terms of active line up?

1 catcher league - so the catcher position isn't as much a necessity to lock up.

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I suggest Santana. Read what was said about these two just one year ago, and you'd be asking yourself if Chase Headley was even rosterable. He had one incredibly good half, Santana one incredibly bad one. Headley hit 27 HR's in his previous 1300 AB's prior to last season. He hit HR's at 4X his previous major league averages, 6X as often in the 2nd half. I'm not betting on anything like a repeat. And you're assuming his average won't regress to historical trends. Plus Santana gives you multi-position eligibility.

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Headley, and its really not all that close.

Santana is a nice player, but he shouldn't be going for more then 15-20$. Headley will likely command ~$30 at least.

Even a 20 HR/15 SB campaign from Headley will make his $4 price tag a steal... Santana is likely to justify a $10 price tag imo.

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