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  1. 2 hours ago, Richard Kimble said:

    Yesterday was his first HR since the return from injury. I feel like we never got any real closure about his issues.  The hip issue lingered, but he had other problems with his knee and back as well, all of which plus the fact he was not happy while on the trading block and is now a lame duck FA, makes me think he's not playing the rest of year at anywhere near 100%, in terms of both his overall health and effort. I hope he continues to hit, but I'm not going to put too much stock in this month, if he doesn't run, etc.

    He's got to work in the offseason in mind of staying healthy in 2022 so he can cash in on his FA. I'm probably crazy to think he can stay healthy for more than 120 games, and I won't blame anyone for putting him on their Do Not Draft list, either. He's not going to be too expensive, I imagine, probably come in after pick 150 or lower. I'll probably be a Huckleberry at that price again.

    I've always contended that the fantasy baseball community as a whole (via ADP) never properly bakes in injury risk for high ceiling, injury prone guys like Buxton. If he's healthy in March and has a strong spring training, his ADP will get pushed up again and I doubt he'll slip past 100 in most drafts. He flashed enough upside this year early on that the FOMO drafters will have to have him. I'm sure I'll have some exposure to him next year in the event he stays healthy but if I only played in one league he'd have to come at a good value for me to take the plunge.

  2. 3 hours ago, NyZT said:

    I took him 5th overall and don’t feel bad about it at all. Available in the second round I haven’t seen that in any of my drafts but nice job. 

    His NFFC ADP over the last 139 drafts is 14.96 so nice job on setting the new min pick.

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  3. A few of my favs for the week:

    Lane Thomas - on fire for Washington, batting leadoff, has 7 games this week against some mediocre pitching

    Leody Taveras - hitting leadoff more and more of late. Must own in 5 of leagues for his upside, imo

    Andres Gimenez - finally seems relaxed at the plate and is showing off his wheels on base

    Rowan Wick - healthy and locked into the Cubs closer gig 

    Jo Adell - expecting a solid September out of him now that he’s getting adjusted to ML pitching

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  4. 7 minutes ago, Fuzzy_Slippers said:

    Kluber still has good stuff, but his control has been shaky.

    Kluber is a notoriously slow starter. For all intents and purposes this is early April for him. Best left on the bench until he shows something.

  5. Ok, I’ll put mine in writing:

    1. DK Metcalf finishes as the top overall wide receiver with such a dominant year he finishes in the mix for the 1st overall pick in next year’s redrafts.

    2. Mike Gesicki finishes as a top 3 tight end aided largely by year 2 growth from Tua.

    3. Javonte Williams takes over as lead dog by week 3 and finishes as a top 5 RB.

    4. Sony Michel outscores Chubb, Barkley, & Swift.

    5. Ryan Tannehill proves last year’s breakout was no fluke and finishes as a top 3 QB.

    6. Parris Campbell leads Colts receivers in receptions and finishes as a steady WR2.

    7. Josh Allen overtakes Mahomes as fantasy’s top QB.

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  6. 3 hours ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

    He can't play for a full season because he keeps rightly getting demoted.

    He’s 22 years old. He produced a 93 wRC+ as a 21 year old making his MLB debut last year. Yes, he’s been a hot mess this year but it’s only been 83 plate appearances and the number of young players that have scuffled this year has been really notable. Perhaps it’s a little early to be writing off this guy? I’m with Sparty on this one. I see the upside and have taken the plunge. He hit leadoff last game and did well so perhaps they’ll keep him there. He won’t have a long leash though in my starting lineup if he struggles.

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  7. 24 minutes ago, herschel said:

    starting him next week at coors?

    If you’re not a top 15 starting pitcher there’s a pretty good chance I’m benching you at Coors. That said, Webb is a top 15 pitcher for me and I’ll be throwing him out there in all my leagues.

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  8. On 8/13/2021 at 2:42 PM, brockpapersizer said:

    He's allowing a ton of dingers in the second half, maybe he's hurt, maybe he's tipping pitches. We've seen him have ineffective periods in the past and bounce back.  He single handedly cost the Dodgers a championship in 2017 with his 2 terrible performances in the World Series. Some of that was probably Astros cheating, but he's bounced back to be a Cy Young candidate. Again its 8/13, certainly no guarantee it's this year but it could be and a recent 12k outing seems to suggest he hasn't lost his stuff.

    I feel like Brock is probably onto something here. This feels like one of those situations where he ends up on the IL soon or after the season we find out he’s been pitching hurt. I hope this isn’t  the early stages of his UCL blowing out again but the Padres recent track record with pitchers doesn’t give me hope that’ll they’ll get to the bottom of this. Yu is too good of a pitcher to have this kind of prolonged implosion without something physical going on. I suspect I’ll end up benching him his next start and taking it week to week.

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