Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) is joined by Matt Heckman (@heckman_matt115) of PitcherList and Fantrax on this special episode of Keep or Kut to talk news, prospects, and a little bit about our own upcoming keeper decisions in Listener League #2.
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7:20 – Alek Manoah was optioned, putting a cherry on top of his disastrous season. Is he worth keeping if his cost is a last round pick?
14:17 – Jesús Luzardo is really struggling at the moment and has already passed his career-high in IP. What should competing teams do with him in keeper leagues?
17:01 – The discussion about Matt’s Prospect List begins. Click here to check it out!
17:29 – Pete is perplexed when it comes to Ethan Salas. Matt makes the case to add him
27:54 – Roman Anthony has rocketed up boards across prospect lists. Matt shares his thoughts on Anthony’s value, particularly in Ottoneu points vs 5X5
30:31 – Andrew Painter recent had Tommy John Surgery but before the surgery, he was a top 5 prospect on many boards. Where did he fall on Matt’s updated rankings?
34:41 – Matt wants you to know about Cole Young, a shortstop prospect in the Mariners system
36:35 – Matt and Pete make their 2024 AL ROY and NL ROY predictions
44:37 – Matt is, without question, going to keep Spencer Strider in Keep or Kut Listener League 2
46:23 – Pete plans to keep Red Sox breakout Jarren Duran
48:21 – Zach Eflin has had a breakout season and Matt plans to hold on to him
57:52 – After nearly trading away Hunter Brown, it looks like Brown is actually a keeper for Matt
59:22 – Pete is going to probably keep a last round value Ryan Mountcastle, but is then torn between Trevor Story for a 19th, Grayson Rodriguez for a 19th, Brayan Bello for a 22nd, Kyle Bradish for a last round pick, or Anthony Volpe for a last round pick.
1:04:47 – Pete and Matt run through their farm systems in this league. Both managers are at very different positions in the standings, so one has a more full farm than the other.
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