Re: Crunch Time: Who do I keep?
Joba - The reason is because he is a great pitcher. People don't realize he has 4 plus pitches and some plus plus pitches. He and Bucholz are the best pitching prospects in baseball. Joba is just a great and dominant pitcher. He's suppose to start this year in the pen then move to the starting rotation. That means he would get plenty of Holds. In a Holds league, many ignore it, but the category matters just as much as saves. In this case, Joba will Prove extremely low ERA and WHIP, with plenty of SO and several Wins with probably few losses as a RP. Then he gets moved to the rotation and helps in the SP categories. In 2009 he could easily be a top 5 starter in MLB. He is that good, and you will want that in the future.
Ortiz is also a keeper. Easy choice.
Martin is the next choice. A big reason why Upton was not picked is because he will not be a 2B in the future. His value is at 2B, but at OF he just isn't as valuable. Martin will be a C for awhile and is very good. Martin had basically the same statline as Upton last year.