12 team keeper league - 5x5 - QS instead of W's and OBP instead of AVG
Currently my for sure keepers are: Betts, C.Seager, D.Murphy Rendon, DeGrom, R.Ray, C.Archer - that makes 7
I just managed to pick up Rendon & Archer for a couple of draft picks (2nd & 4th) - I acquired and extra 2nd and an extra 5th in a trade last season so not in the worst state picks wise.
Where things get interesting is my 8th and final keeper. I have a bunch of fringe guys, but no one really pops out at me.
OF Billy Hamilton - a nice guy to have, 60SB's and can win you the category most weeks on his own as long as he gets on base (299 OBP is gross and hurts you there) final ranking with our settings (149)
1B Miguel Cabrera - I've kept this stud for many years, did not foresee the regression arriving this quickly, does he bounce back? Can't believe he's on the outside looking in with my keepers. Disastrous year last year, final ranking (744).
OF Ryan Braun - like Miggy, can he stay healthy and does he bounce back, final ranking (373)
1B Justin Smoak - breakout season last year but it could easily be a 1-off as he's 32, a fun guy to watch though and cheer for as I'm a suffering Jays fan final yahoo ranking with our settings (59)
OF Shin-Soo Choo - another vet who put up nice numbers last year. Final ranking last year (58)
3B Adrian Beltre - this guy just always seems to hit, as long as he can stay healthy which unfortunately wasn't the case last season. I now have Rendon at 3B though so he would be stuck in my UT spot.
Pitcher options: Jose Berrios - showed some promise last year, looked un-hittable at times, but can he take another step and become a top 20 SP (last years final ranking 175), Lance McCullers - love watching this guy and his filthy stuff, double digit k/9, but health always an issue and he's volatile to say the least. Kept him last season and obviously regretted it (final ranking 275)
Another option that's been tabled to me: Keuchel for my 6th, my SP, which I feel is pretty thin would be pretty stacked. I'd have some work to do with my hitting though.
So yes, as you can see, definitely some question marks for my final keeper - any input would be appreciated.