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  1. http://www.brooksbaseball.net/velo.php?player=666200&b_hand=-1&gFilt=&pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=month&minmax=ci&var=mph&s_type=2&startDate=03/30/2007&endDate=02/25/2021 Month Fourseam Sinker Change Slider Curve 9/19 97.00 96.02 86.92 82.92 0.00 10/19 97.79 97.16 86.70 83.19 0.00 Month Fourseam Sinker
  2. The big one would be the Padres. Could easily see them utilize a 6 man rotation and there have been rumors it could happen at least for the first few weeks during the season.
  3. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-nation/astros/article/Who-will-hit-leadoff-Houston-Astros-batting-order-15972097.php Sounds like Straw is getting consideration to lead off. While I doubt that happens, if he gets any starts at leadoff he becomes interesting. Steamer has him projected 5th in projected SB this year. SB is really just dreadful this year. I typically avoid the one category guys, but Straw could make an impact. ADP of 400+ seems too high considering the SB potential. Big bonus for those in Yahoo as he retains SS eligibility. With Springer gone, Straw sho
  4. In Yahoo leagues he retains 2B, 3B, SS, OF eligibility. Should be 2B and OF in most other formats. In a year where SBs look very weak, he provides some value. Steamer has him 12th in projected SB. Projection systems are pretty aligned: bad average and OBP with 14 - 19 HR and 21-23 SB. In leagues he retains the extra eligibility, I like his price. Seems a bit high if he's only 2B and OF eligible.
  5. I don't think this will hold a lot of teams back from either employing a full 6 man rotation or throwing in bullpen games here and there. I agree adjusting projections for 6 man rotation is hard and needs to be team specific, but I do think teams will certainly limit their starts one way or another, either via less innings or less starts. As you mention, most pitchers should expect 170 innings, so the pitchers who derive some value based on quantity will be hard to trust to go back to that in 2021, especially if they are on the young side. That being said, there aren't many of these guys out t
  6. https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2021/02/jd-martinez-boston-red-sox-dh-chip-on-shoulder-is-back-entering-2021-i-wasnt-really-prepared-for-last-year.html Tries to explain why his 2020 was so bad here.
  7. I agree that pitchers will bust at a higher rate and many will be limited from tapping into elite upside. It will be tough for really any pitcher to break 200 innings this year. From a roto league perspective, it will be harder than ever to hit your inning limits, so I will be targeting one or two boring guys that have a good chance of racking innings, while also probably rostering an extra pitcher than normally. On closers, I will be targeting roles more than stats due to the high uncertainty of performance this year. I'll bet more on closer roles sticking than statistics sticking.
  8. He was pretty lousy in 2018 and 2019 too.
  9. One of the rare times I just hope they give the veteran (Cron) a chance to run with the 1B job with Desmond out.
  10. Yes, this is essentially what I think the Blue Jays are thinking themselves which makes a ton of sense.
  11. Hi, I am a frequent poster on the main fantasy forum and I am running a Yahoo League that is looking for 2-3 new players for the current year. This league has run for a number of years (this will be 9th year), and another poster @jvfantasy has been a member for all of those. The key settings are as follows: - Run through Yahoo! - 12 teams - Rotisserie style format - 5x5 stats, with OBP replacing AVG and QS replacing W - 30 Man Roster (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, RP, P, P, P, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IL, IL, IL, IL, IL) - $10
  12. Groshans has less than 100 ABs in Single A, it would be surprising to see him in the MLB before September. Rowdy is not a great fielder but yes he can play 1B. I am more interested in the possibility of getting 3B eligibility. What other backups do they have? The thing is they do have is flexibility for the guys that are starters (Biggio 2B or 3B, Bichette SS or 2B, Semien 2B, 3B, or SS) but there are no MLB ready backups. The only guy on the roster right now that can back up 2B, 3B, or SS is Joe Panik who is a NRI. I know Gurriel had the yips at 2B but maybe its not an issue at 3B, yips
  13. He's never run but based on statcast he can if he wants. I doubt he magically starts running wild all of the sudden, but its not out of the questions. He's going so late that at his price its worth a gamble if you need speed.
  14. This is interesting. The Blue Jays infield depth is completely bare and OF is a bit crowded as it stands now. Vlad Jr. should play a lot of 1B but I am assuming they will give him some rest days at DH which would open 1B for Gurriel to potential slot in and out Grichuk in the OF. With Biggio at 3B and Semien at 2B, an injury to either of them also opens up a potential spot at 3B for Gurriel. Based on the quote, I think the best case scenario is Gurriel gets a bunch of late game defensive switches and a very occasional spot start here and there in the IF. Adding 1B isn't that valuable for fanta
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