Keeper Valuations for Drafts

Discussing some tougher keeper decisions


Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) have to make some keeper decisions for their two listener leagues and are thinking about how to best value keepers in a draft league vs. auction league. ADP, player projections, and more come into play as they outline who they are keeping, what trades they made, and why. Why is Chad keeping Esteury Ruiz? How does Mookie Betts’s keeper value compare to other players, given a 1st round price tag? What did it cost Pete to acquire Corbin Carroll?

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4:29 – How do we think about keeper values in drafts with round costs.

7:39 – What is the value in keeping a first-round Mookie Betts?

11:36 – Chad took three different approaches to value keepers and found three different results.

24:41 – Chad’s keepers for Listener League 2

31:15Thairo Estrada vs. Esteury Ruiz, case on both sides

35:31 – Pete’s keepers, and why Pete left off Jake Burger

42:16 – Breaking down the trades Pete and I made in League 2, starting with Chad moving Nick Lodolo and a 19th round pick for Kyle Harrison and a 21st

45:15 – Chad moved down from 3.10 to 4.5 to add Kerry Carpenter

48:06 – Pete gets the fifth pick in the draft, plus an 8th rounder and a 14th rounder, but had to give up Kyle Bradish, Brayan Bello, Shane Baz, Kyle Manzardo

52:38 – Pete gets a 21st for Hunter Greene and Chad moves down a bit to get Alec Bohm

55:29 – Sneak peek of league 1 decisions and trades

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Chad Young

Chad is a long-time fantasy player and baseball fan, who learned to love the game watching 100 loss teams in the truly awful Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Chad writes Going Deep for Pitcher List and co-hosts the Keep or Kut podcast on the Pitcher List Podcast Network. Chad is also one of the creators of ottoneu and you can hear him on the Ottobot Podcast and read his work on FanGraphs.

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