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  1. Mikolas had 13 0-2 counts today (and 15 swinging strikes). League wide this year batters have an .829 OPS after starting an at bat up 1-0, vs a .605 OPS after starting a count 0-1. Even before today Mikolas led the majors in 1st pitch strikes. Just because he isn't racking up k's doesn't mean he's not making life tough on hitters. He's throwing the best pitch in baseball (strike one) more often than anyone. I feel like a broken record, but a guy getting ahead of hitters, with a minuscule walk rate, and 50%+ ground ball rate is extremely likely to be successful.
    5 points
  2. We get it. You don’t like Lebron.
    4 points
  3. 4 points
  4. I save my worries for thermonuclear war, worldwide pandemics and my car passing inspection next month; not re-aggravations of every single ball player's injuries.
    3 points
  5. To throw in my two cents, I think I agree mostly with @duke of queens, just maybe not the way he's delivering the message. It does seem to me looking at last night's usage, as well as the usage over the past few outings, that Calloway is using Familia against the heart of the opposition's lineup. To be fair, it wasn't Alvarez-Gentry-Mancini, it was pitcher's slot who ended up being announced as Alvarez (their best bench bat, 8 HR in 102 AB), and Gentry was a pinch runner for Alvarez - so it was actually Alvarez-Mancini-Jones, with Machado and Schoop looming after that.
    3 points
  6. Scooter out of the lineup today
    3 points
  7. That'll about do it for Justin Anderson's chances of taking over for Parker in the near future. Nearly blew the lead before Parker came in and saved the day.
    3 points
  8. ....I'm just sitting here wondering why he didn't let Ser try and finish the inning. The guy has been nails, just let him pitch.
    3 points
  9. Chris, Thanks for bouncing back in here to share some insights - don’t be distracted by those who are unfamiliar with your contributions. Many here, myself included, have learned a lot from you. Please continue to drop in whenever time permits.
    3 points
  10. Jon Jay - OF - Diamondbacks Royals traded OF Jon Jay to the Diamondbacks for LHP Gabe Speier and RHP Elvis Luciano. Jay was signed to a one-year deal by the Royals prior to the 2018 season, and the veteran outfielder performed well for Kansas City; hitting .307/.367/.374 with a homer and three stolen bases in his 59 games. He should get a chance to play regularly for Arizona -- especially when you consider the dearth of injuries to their outfielders -- hitting near the top of the lineup against right-handed pitchers. The deal should help his fantasy prospectus, and cert
    3 points
  11. For those in first come first serve leagues...Greene, Gore, etc have been added. Full list on their front page.
    2 points
  12. Let me guess...an arm?
    2 points
  13. That's an E8. No way is that a hit. Now a catchers interference on a ground out. The Phillies started the game with 2 errors. I don't care what the score keepers says.
    2 points
  14. LOL...... I assume this is tongue in cheek. Lebron is like the Borg. He comes in, assimilates everyone to his whims, exhausts assets, moves on when he's used all the natural resources and leaves a barren landscape behind. Who's next? Philly? Houston? LA? LOL.
    2 points
  15. More than that, it's amazing to see the BB numbers that I find even more ridiculous coming back from this injury. Combine those 2 and it's hard not to be blown away with what this kid is doing.
    2 points
  16. Latimer had a hard time getting playing time in a 2017 Denver squad that had poor depth at receiver, and injuries with the starters. He’s now with a team with 2x the depth... Latimer shouldn’t be drafted by anyone regardless of format.
    2 points
  17. The league as a whole was tougher and more balanced then. Not like the cakewalk disguised as the Eastern Conference today.
    2 points
  18. This was my one my FAVORITE games as a kid. This was level 3..... NEVER beat it.... but I LOVED the characters! This might of been when I learned what the word frustrating really meant
    2 points
  19. Original Nintendo was harsh. That game was virtually impossible to beat because there were points you had no idea what the hell you were supposed to do. You were also 8 years old at the time.
    2 points
  20. That's not how earned runs work. Just because it was "your runner" doesn't mean you're off the hook if he's forced out (wouldn't be fair to the guy following him). You have to replay the inning for the reliever who comes in and only assign runs to him that he created.
    2 points
  21. Say what you want about KD but this is what he can do if he dominates the ball. If he had usage of LeBron or Westbrook he would average 35.
    2 points
  22. Stupid dumb idiotic Giants leaving their hottest hitter on the bench for what? Vet respect crap? Are they trying to throw the season? Last 4 days he was only given one lone PH appearance in each game. In those 4 single AB games he has a homer, 4 RBI and 3 Runs while batting a thousand.
    2 points
  23. Not really a closer comment, for MLB at least, but keep your eyes on D-Backs Jimmie Sherfy. In his last 11 innings in AAA he has 8 saves, given up 1 run and has struck out 26 of the 33 possible outs. Do not know why he isn't in Arizona, but he is an arm to keep your eye on. Not necessarily young (26), but a pitcher who may end up in higher leverage situations at some point, if not in Arizona somewhere else. It's clear he has nothing left to prove in AAA as a closer/setup guy.
    2 points
  24. https://www.pressboxonline.com/2018/05/30/bowie-baysox-outfielder-cedric-mullins-making-strong-case-for-callup-to-orioles 23 year old solid 5 tool outfield prospect for the Orioles flying under the radar. Now seems like a good time to stash in dynasty leagues before he starts to get more attention. Had a really nice injury shortened season at AA last year then another great start this year. Recently promoted to AAA and it sounds like the organization likes him a lot and theres certrainly a spot for him. Can't see them playing Rickard/Gentry there much longer...Rasmus is on the way back an
    1 point
  25. I think Astros fans (which I've loosely followed the team for about a decade now) are nervous about Giles and would feel better with a lock down guy in the back of the bullpen. All that said, there's talent in the current pen, and there's not currently a Chapman or Andrew Miller type of guy available on the market for Houston to go get.
    1 point
  26. Whataburger Field? Is that a thing somewhere? Guess minor leaguers can't even afford to play at the Golden Arches let alone eat there. Another Forrest: "Life is like a Whataburger. You never know what you will get inside."
    1 point
  27. I'm furious about this. They've never done such a large dump in June before. If a guy wasn't in the system, he was almost always added only once he was called up. Therefore teams make waiver decisions based on this understanding. Case in point: I used the #1 claim on Luis Castillo a month ago, based on an understanding that currently unavailable prospects like Whitley wouldn't be added unless called up. I chose to roll the dice. If I had known that 200 players were going to be added in June, I would never have added Castillo! And how could I have known - it's literal
    1 point
  28. Chatwood has the worst control of any pitcher in baseball. He walked 7 batters in 4.2 innings today. Horrendously bad.
    1 point
  29. Eli Manning might not have been the main problem, but he certainly didn't help anything.
    1 point
  30. Scherzer is the best pitcher in baseball. I think anyone outside of Trout is a fair ask for him. Start with Betts and work your way down.
    1 point
  31. Take a deep breath. Now take another one. I think it's fair to wonder whether there's more to the story here. I'm sure if I did find a source of information that contradicted your beliefs you'd just call it "fake news" and/or say it wasn't reputable. Meanwhile you're choosing to believe ESPN and whatever the other mainstream media sources have presented? I'm just confused by that stance.
    1 point
  32. Teheran's injury might push him along a bit faster, actually. Soroka threw 73 pitches in yesterday's game after throwing 45 in his first rehab start. He should be fine to go 85+ in his next start, which might end up in Atlanta with Teheran on the DL.
    1 point
  33. I've been watching this guy for a bit and thought it was worth starting up a new thread. His name is Caleb Ferguson, and his game is making hitters look foolish. He began last year in the notoriously hitter-friendly High-A California League and led the league in most categories (probably should've won pitcher of the year), including ERA where he had a 2.87 ERA and 10.3 Ks / 9 (the next closest qualifying pitcher in terms of ERA had like a 3.5 ERA, which gives you a sense of Ferguson's performance relative to the league). This year, he crushed AA to the tune of a 1.38 ERA over 39
    1 point
  34. I found the answer in Rule 10.18 (g) and the interpretation is correct:10.18 (g) When pitchers are changed during an inning, the relief pitcher shall not be charged with any run (earned or unearned) scored by a runner who was on base at the time he entered the game, nor for runs scored by any runner who reaches base on a fielder's choice which puts out a runner left on base by the preceding pitcher.NOTE: It is the intent of this rule to charge each pitcher with the number of runners he put on base, rather than with the individual runners. When a pitcher puts runners on base, and is relieved, h
    1 point
  35. The correct answer is...nobody. Dominguez is probably the favorite to have the most saves by the end of the year but no one reliever seems to be the closer right now. If three righties were coming up instead of two switch-hitters and a lefty it probably would've been Ramos instead of Morgan tonight. If Dominguez hadn't faltered at the beginning of the 9th they probably would've let him finish it. Since they like Neris against lefties, he might get the chance next time they need to get some lefties out in a key spot.
    1 point
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    1 point
  37. There’s no way you’re serious... Film. It’s called film.
    1 point
  38. Cardinals No. 8 prospect according to MLB filling in at SS for the injured DeJong. He's been mashing lately and just hit a walk off for his second bomb of the year. He's an aggressive hitter and "notoriously" difficult to strikeout but doesn't walk much. Looks like he has a power stroke, hits the ball hard and will be getting the everyday job at SS with hopefully a chance to run away with it. He also has some good speed for a 6'1, 200lb guy with 22 SB between AA-AAA last year in 112 games. Didn't even see a thread on him in the minor league threads. Any thoughts on Yairo? Picked him up to see
    1 point
  39. A commentator on NESN who calls the Sox games, just said a moment ago the Sox are hoping to have Betts back for Saturday. Crossing my fingers Betts is in good enough shape to come back without risking any lingering issues.
    1 point
  40. Go after more than Pivetta. Rendon is a proven guy. http://forums.rotoworld.com/topic/703908-juan-soto-or-ozzie-albies-whir/
    1 point
  41. He also homered yesterday
    1 point
  42. I sold off bit parts to get those 3...rest of roster is trash. i basically will lose Meadows for nothing because we can only keep 4.
    1 point
  43. I wouldn't say the talent level is the same. Arenado & JoeRam are roughly a wash, but I could see where someone would still value Arenado. And I could argue Correa is a significant upgrade over Rendon.
    1 point
  44. 9-1-2 is supposed to be Familia facing the heart of the order? PH Alvarez, Gentry, Mancini? Really? If Fanilia pitches a clean inning, the 9th would’ve faced Jones, Machado, Schoop. Which one’s more difficult? Hand pitched the 8th against Albies, Swanson, Freeman - two of whom are the best hitters Atlanta has.
    1 point
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