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Postby Scout » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:42 pm

I know there is a "Next Years Top Ten?" thread, but that was more for redraft leagues next year. I wanted to make a thread specifically for keeper leagues. It's always fun to try to acquire better keepers while still being competitive when you're at the top, and trying to get ready for next year when you're out of it.

I am going to organize the players alphabetically in tiers, with players being ranked on future performance expectation, both for the next year and the long term.

What do you guys think? Feel free to comment or post your own lists or changes.

Tier 1
Pujols

Tier 2
ARod
Cabrera
Crawford
Santana
Wright

Tier 3
Bay
Beltran
Howard
Ortiz
Reyes
Tejada
Vlad

Tier 4
Abreu
AJones
Berkman
DLee
Dunn
Hafner
Halladay
Ichiro
Jeter
Manny
Mauer
MYoung
Sizemore
Soriano
Teixeira
Utley
Wells
Zambrano

Players like Felix, Liriano, and DYoung can have such different expectations, but I would probably put them all in the bottom tier.

I would guess the most controversial placements are Manny and Soriano, but I personally would rather have players in the higher tiers over them.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:44 pm

Liriano, Papelbon, Felix should all be in the 2nd tier for a keeper.
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Postby djacks » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:48 pm

If you have Vlad as part of group #3, then Manny should be there too!
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:49 pm

I think Abreu is high too. His power is pretty much gone.
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Postby Big Game JLo » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:50 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:Liriano, Papelbon, Felix should all be in the 2nd tier for a keeper.


Papelbon a first round draft pick? :-t

Even Gagne when he won the Cy Young wasn't drafted that high! Never a RP in the 1st round.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:53 pm

Actually, after Gagne's stellar season in 2003, he was ranked in the top 10 per yahoo. Hey, I thought it was way too high too, but in autodraft leagues, he was routinely going round 1.

I almost like Reyes in tier 2, to be honest.
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Postby Geek » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:00 pm

1. Pujols. Duh.
2. Santana. Only behind Pujols in consistency and overall value.
3. David Wright. The new king of 3b's.
4. Carlos Beltran. 2005 was a fluke. He's back and for real.
5. Soriano. Consistent 30/30/100/100 player.
6. Carl Crawford. May go 20/50 this year. And he's only going to get better.
7. Jason Bay. Top-five material if he could just avoid those awful dry spells.
8. Miguel Cabrera. 40+ HR and a batting title aren't too far off.
9. Ryan Howard. Jeebus, what a beast.
10. Travis Hafner. Great hitter, would be ranked higher but for position eligibility.
11. Vladimir Guerrero. Still a five-category producer--just doesn't produce in any category like he used to.
12. Alex Rodriguez. Think 35 and 110, not 45 and 125. Still a top 15 player due to great Runs scored and double-digits steals.
13. Manny Ramirez Average declining, even though power and Rbi's are first class.
14. Jose Reyes. He's good, but not this good. Is he?
15. David Ortiz. See Manny Ramirez.
16. Mark Teixeira. Down this year, but he'll bounce back next year.
17. Ichiro. Still provides outstanding value in three categories.
18. Vernon Wells. MVP-type #'s this year, but can he be more consistent?
19. Miguel Tejada. Has reached the critical age of 30--slow drop-off in productivity to be expected.
20. Grady Sizemore. Could be a top 10 or even top 5 in a couple of years. Great 5-category potential.
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Postby Knicks4ever » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:01 pm

Id move crawford into tier 3, and manny, haftner, and soriano to tier 3
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Postby Big Game JLo » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:08 pm

CBMGreatOne wrote:Actually, after Gagne's stellar season in 2003, he was ranked in the top 10 per yahoo.


Yeah, that's true. And if there's anyone you can trust to properly rank fantasy players... it's Yahoo! :-B
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:19 pm

Big Game JLo wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:Liriano, Papelbon, Felix should all be in the 2nd tier for a keeper.


Papelbon a first round draft pick? :-t

Even Gagne when he won the Cy Young wasn't drafted that high! Never a RP in the 1st round.

I'm pretty confident he will be moved back to SP in a year or two so in a keeper, yes...2nd tier.
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