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  1. Dynasty Nerds devoted their regular column "Truth or Trap" to Fulgham this morning. Here: https://www.dynastynerds.com/truth-or-trap-travis-fulgham/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=truth-or-trap-travis-fulgham The conclusion? "The obvious chemistry and trust between him and Wentz work in his favor. He is showing nice qualities on the field, especially in big situations. As much as I would like to call an up-and-coming Eagles player a ‘truth’, I believe this one is a trap. If you buy Fulgham because you believe he will elevate to the Eagles’ WR2 or better wi
  2. Today's Kelley nugget from Fantrax: "An 80th percentile 40-yard dash, better than Alvin Kamara. A 77th percentile speed score, better than Christian McCaffrey. A 68th percentile agility score and 74th percentile bench press, both better than Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry. Workout metrics are far from perfect, but it’s clear that Joshua Kelley does not lack talent. Now, with starting running back Austin Ekeler out for several weeks, Kelley will have no shortage of opportunity. If you’re worried about splits with Justin Jackson, let me remind you that in Week 4, Jackson saw 9 fewer snaps an
  3. Not likely to be a problem anytime soon... Chargers RB Justin Jackson (quad) has yet to resume practicing. Jackson remains without a timetable for a return. With Joshua Kelley putting a stranglehold on No. 2 duties in Jackson's absence, Jackson is safely droppable in re-draft leagues. Sep 24, 2020, 4:52 PM ET
  4. A fascinating in-depth analysis of Burnes from Roto Baller this morning: https://www.rotoballer.com/officially-lit-corbin-burnes-his-way-to-the-elite/777380 Their conclusion: "I have Burnes as a top-15 pitcher for the rest of the season. If that sounds ridiculous than I'll just wait right here until you can find me 15 pitchers you'd rather have for the next four weeks. It's too late to trade for him this season, but dynasty players would be wise to make him a priority acquisition for the offseason. And looking way ahead to redraft leagues in 2021, Burnes is the type of player (w
  5. Coincidentally, there was an interesting article about Casas posted just this morning on Fantrax. https://www.fantraxhq.com/the-prospect-of-the-hour-triston-casas/
  6. Astros recalled OF Kyle Tucker from Triple-A Round Rock. Tucker will join the Astros ahead of Monday's series opener against the Brewers. The 22-year-old top outfield prospect put up 34 home runs, 97 RBI, 30 stolen bases, and 92 runs scored in 125 games this season at the Triple-A level, alongside a .909 OPS, but it's unclear how much he is going to play down the stretch in Houston. He's much more of a dynasty league asset than a redraft league asset in fantasy.
  7. Per RotoWorld: "His ERAs the last three years were 6.65, 6.43 and 6.09 from 2016 to 2018. If he can keep his ERA under 5.00 this year it will be the first time since 2014 that he's been able to do that." Yeeeeah...I don't see Bailey holding anybody back.
  8. Yet another voice heard from in the "Is-Asher-Wojciechowski-a-legitimate-thing" debate, this time by Matt Wallach from Pitcherlist.com. https://www.pitcherlist.com/going-deep-wojo-has-found-his-mojo/ It's a long piece with a lot of data to digest but the short answer seems to be... yes, he probably is. A couple of interesting quotes: "While in the Indians organization, Wojciechowski used data produced by Edgertronic cameras to help him refine his pitches. He says that the pitch that gets classified as a slider is more of a slurve and that the cutter he throws is
  9. The link below is to a new FanTrax article written by Mike Kurland about whether Laureano's recent production is a mirage or the legitimate break-out of a stud. https://www.fantraxhq.com/deep-dive-is-the-ramon-laureano-breakout-for-real/ The piece includes Statcast data charting of and evaluation of splits, batted ball data, plate discipline, etc. Dig in.
  10. I found this little blurb on Rotographs this morning about our favorite enigma: Asher Wojciechowski (Baltimore Orioles, 3%) – Few owners have jumped at Wojciechowski and it doesn’t quite add up, possibly because they’ve misspelled his name searching on the wire. It would explain overlooking an arm that made the Red Sox look silly over the weekend, fanning ten with a phenomenal curveball and dotting heaters on the edge. His new cutter this year is an effective strike-earner and among a wire of little upside, chasing Woj seems like worth the risk against the Angels Thursday evening. We coul
  11. Wojciechowski has a pedigree. He was a 1st round pick of the Blue Jays in 2010 so it's not like he's coming entirely out of nowhere even though his track to possible relevancy has taken a long and circuitous route. From Baseball Reference.com: June 7, 2010: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (41st pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2010. July 20, 2012: Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with a player to be named later, Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, Joe Musgrove, Carlos Perez and David Rollins to the Houston Astros for David Carpenter,
  12. Here's a thorough (read: long) article by Michael Ajeto on the Pitcherlist site that breaks down J.P. in depth and discusses if he's for real. Lotsa charts and videos but well worth the read IMO. https://www.pitcherlist.com/going-deep-j-p-crawford-made-the-jean-segura-adjustment/
  13. I think there's more to his recent success than opponent. As per Roto Professor writer Ray Kuhn: Crawford Has a Day We might be two or three seasons too late, but what we saw from JP Crawford on Sunday, is exactly what we have been waiting for from the top prospect. The fact that the Mariners are rebuilding, means they have the latitude to give Crawford playing time, as he was batting second on Sunday. And that shortstop certainly produced as he went 4 for 4 with four RBI and two runs scored as he hit his second home run of the season. In
  14. Actually the Yankees are notorious for having trouble with pitchers they've never seen before. Doesn't mean Plesac will breeze today but the chances may be better than most people think for a pretty good start.
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