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  1. 4 minutes ago, 89Topps said:


    Without checking, wasn't JoRam on fire the first half of 2018, then fell apart the 2nd half?  Then awful start to 2019 before catching fire again in the 2nd half?

    I'm high on JoRam, as he went back to what was working in the 2nd half of last year.  I'm a little concerned he changed his approach for essentially an entire season though.

    Career splits-

    April .251
    May .263. 
    June .281
    July .309.  
    Aug .283.  
    Sep/Oct .292

    Obviously there’s more to it than just average, but he clearly warms up as the season progresses.


  2. 8 minutes ago, 6Kill said:

    1-10 JRam - thought about going Story here but didn’t want to risk losing José in the next 4 picks. I’ve gotten JRam on all 5 of my money leagues (2nd round in all of them). This mock has more sharps in it than any money league I’ve done though so I thought it was very probable had I took Story in the first that JRam would’ve been taken by the time my 2-15 pick came around. Think there’s a very good chance JRam puts up top 5 numbers this year in avg AND obp leagues.


    2-15 Harper - BC took Story so I felt that Bryce was the best OBP option on the board at this time and didn’t feel like anyone else was close. Should return at least first round value in OBP leagues. 

    3-34 Albies - Second base is super thin this year so I wanted to grab one of the top options at the position.  Find myself drafting Ozzie in more leagues than not this year-  won’t hurt you in any category, and will improve his SB numbers this year IMO. 

    4-39 Meadows - Another solid 5 category contributor.  Love guys like him that contribute in all cats. Slight bump up in my OBP rankings. 


    5-58 Yu - Needed a SP at this point and I feel that Darvish has a good shot to be a bonafide ace this year. Looks like he solved his control issue halfway through last year and was super dominant after he did. Upside central.


    6-63 Hoskins - Should be really strong in an OBP league.  Most projections have him hitting 30/90/90 and where he’s a liability in the AVG category he’s actually an asset in the OBP cat.


    7-82 Yates - I haven’t jumped on a RP this early in any of my money drafts thus far but I feel like I had to switch up my strategy with so many good starting pitchers gone.  Wouldn’t be surprised if he was the top closer at years end.

    JRam- Any thought go into his early season struggles? His worst months are generally April and May (I’ve owned him in a keeper). Maybe it’s weather, but if he’s slow out of the gate and he only has two months to correct instead of 4, well...

    I’m not sure what to think of Yu. You could be right, but he’s older and what we saw was a SSS. Huge boom or bust pick imo

  3. 9 minutes ago, JE7HorseGod said:


    1.11 - Nolan Arenado (3B)

    2.2 - Freddie Freeman (1B)

    3.11 - Patrick Corbin (P)

    4.2 - George Springer (OF)

    5.11 - Manny Machado (SS)

    6.2 - Nelson Cruz (UTL)

    7.11 - Zack Wheeler (P)

    8.2 - Jeff McNeil (2B)

    I struggled with Wheeler and Springer, but I think I did well with Cruz and McNeil.  It's a 6x6 with OBP and Holds.

    Agree with your assessment. And even Springer I think is solid at that spot. 
    Wheeler...man I’ve fallen for that one before. Good luck haha.

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Dark Kn19ht said:
    OF Mike Trout - LAA 1 3 3 LS
    UT Yordan Alvarez - HOU 2 10 22 LS
    P Shane Bieber - CLE 3 3 27 LS
    P Luis Castillo - CIN 4 10 46 LS
    OF Luis Robert (R) - CHW 5 3 51 LS
    1B Paul Goldschmidt - STL 6 10 70 LS
    P Josh Hader - MIL 7 3 75 LS

    My first 7 picks. Took Robert early as I had a long time between pics after that and knew he wouldn't be coming back to me. Goldschmidt was like one of the 3 last solid 1B. It was starting to get thin at the position so I felt I needed to take him. Don't quite love the selection. With getting Bieber and Castillo felt like going Hader to start the RP early since the SP start was good. Surprised Alvarez was still there in the OBP mock starting out with 2 +.400 OBP guys is pretty great, IMO.

    Yeah 1B is unusually thin. Lots of meh picks. You don’t love taking Goldy, but it’ll end up working out I’m sure.

    Love your pitchers, and love grabbing Hader there. Many underestimate how much an elite RP helps with ratios. Another elite RP and it’s like adding a top 10 SP. 

    If Yordan is more of a .370 OBP guy (as most projections suggest), do you still take him there? I’m a little hesitant on taking a DH early unless he’s truly elite.

  5. 13 minutes ago, JE7HorseGod said:

    We've been talking in the draft room about how we're looking forward to feedback in the forum.

    Would love to see some of you post your team through first 7 rounds here, and maybe even picks you struggled with. Might elicit more feedback. 🤷🏽‍♂️

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  6. @meh2 

    I’m not high on Altuve this season.  Nothing to do with the cheating, more age, lack of SBs, etc. You grabbed him and started the run on 2B. Gleyber, Ozzie, Katel, Hiura all followed. You could’ve had Hiura certainly a round later, and possibly Katel (if you don’t take Altuve).

    Looking back, would you rather have someone else plus Hiura instead of Altuve plus A.Rizzo?

  7. 1 minute ago, AJdude said:

    There needs to be summer school and Saturdays to make up this time.  There could be no better lesson to teach our kids in grit and responsibility than by doing that.  I'd abandon any pretense of distance learning and video learning at this point and advocate for school in July and six days a week whenever the most stringent social distancing rules are loosened.

    At this point the online learning is “extension” learning that is simply to keep the kids active and engaged, and the parents sane. 
    I am not sure what will happen, but what’s ultimately decided will be a political decision made between government officials and school districts/unions. 
    So I won’t abandon anything I think can benefit my students, as I have no idea what will happen next month, let alone this summer. 

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  8. 1 minute ago, JCD said:


    This thread is about corona virus right?
    And the link is about MLB games in London in June.
    Still nothing?

    Well, the answer is that those games just got cancelled, because of the virus epidemic, as predicted.

    Thanks. These words help convey your meaning. Because you click on the link and it says “to buy tickets now.” So yeah, was a little confused as to what you were attempting to say.

  9. 10 minutes ago, TrueToTheBlue said:


    Dude, I’m not trying to be mean when I say this, but you are completely out of touch with reality. 


    This is a very, very serious situation. Look at the projections, which are now being supported by the trends. The US cases right now are increasing faster than any other country in the world. The healthcare system is still holding on by a thread but it will be overwhelmed in parts of the country soon - and when that happens things will get really bad in those areas. 


    These are facts, not conspiracy theories. Everyone needs to practice social distancing to flatten the curve. I just don’t get how some people can see what’s going on, read the firsthand reports, see the statistics and projections - and still not take this seriously or think it’s some kind of political conspiracy. Makes no sense at all to me.

    I think part of it, unfortunately, is the media itself. They have spent years (ALL of them) pushing agendas, using hyperbole/panic/sky is falling to sell. They’re a business. They’re paid by clicks. And it’s what sells. So as this headed our way, there was reluctance (even from myself) to not believe this was any different than the fear they’ve sold in the past. 
    That said, the conspiracy-ish theory of it all is too much, and something I don’t quite get. Everyone should now realize the enormity of this, and grasp that IF we’re able to keep death rates down, it’s due to the unprecedented shut down of the country which makes it happen. 
    I’m in Michigan. There have been 3 or 4 Detroit police officers to die already, and over 100 more are quarantined. Anyone, at this point, who doesn’t recognize the gravity of this simply isn’t paying attention. 

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  10. Just now, MrBrown said:

    More cases = more deaths. It's not rocket science.  As our hospitals reach capacity you will start to see deaths skyrocket.  Right now most cases are still open so those numbers aren't really relevant at this point.  We're still near the early stages right now.

    Wrong. More cases =/= more deaths.

    Germany has 37,000 cases and 200 deaths.

    Iran has 27,000 cases and 2,000 deaths.

    So this is patently false. 

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  11. 2 minutes ago, MrBrown said:

    The numbers are meaningless?  :rolleyes: sure.

    We have over 5 times as many people. The number of people overall who get it will shoot past Italy. 
    Currently we are at 3 deaths/M pop. China and Germany at 2. Italy at 124, and Spain at 78. Those are the numbers we are concerned about. 

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Fbaseballgod said:

    I don’t understand how there can be such a disconnect from MLB which apparently is looking to go full steam ahead in July and the scientists which say that social distancing is required until a vaccine is created.  Unless I’m missing something, which is quite possible.

    Are you suggesting we’ll miss two full seasons of baseball? Because a vaccine is going to take 18-24 months by most accounts 

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