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Dear RotoRob: The Magnificent Seven

January 7, 2008 | By James Morris | comment on this post
Is Carlos Ruiz a keeper candidate?
Should you keep Carlos Ruiz, centre, at $6? (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)


I was wondering if you could help me with some keeper league decisions. I currently play in a highly competitive league with 16 teams. The salary cap is $300 and we draft both NL and AL players and we can protect seven players. It’s a 5×5 league.

Each league team will purchase an “Active Roster” of 24 players broken down by position as follows:

1. Nine pitchers.
2. One first baseman, one third baseman, one first OR third
3. One second baseman, one shortstop, one second baseman OR
4. Five outfielders.
5. Two catchers.
6. Two utility players.

Below are the players that I can protect along with the 2008 dollar value. Which seven would you keep?

Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI $6
Brian Schneider, C, NYM $6
Prince Fielder, 1B, MIL $13
Derrek Lee, 1B, CHC $36
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI $17
Jose B. Reyes, SS, NYM $21
Bobby Abreu, RF, NYY $39
Vladimir Guerrero, RF, LAA $43
Kenny Lofton, CF, CLE $13
Chris B. Young, CF, ARI $17
Delmon Young, RF, MIN $18
Bronson Arroyo, SP, CIN $13
Francisco Cordero, RP, CIN $21
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA $13
Brandon Morrow, SP, SEA $5
Javier Vazquez, SP, CHW $14
Billy Wagner, RP, NYM $42
Kazuo Matsui, 2B, HOU $6
Garrett Atkins, 3B, COL $19
Coco Crisp, CF, BOS $25
Cliff Floyd, LF, TB $5
Joe Blanton, SP, OAK $5
Pedro Martinez, SP, NYM $5
Jake Peavy, SP, SD $34
Ben Sheets, SP, MIL $31




The seven that I keep are:

Fielder, Utley, Reyes, Vladdy, Hernandez, Peavy and Pedro.

The reason I go Pedro over Sheets is because of Pedro’s salary compared to Sheets. Pedro can still dominate and Sheets is just as much of an injury risk anyway.

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