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  1. Agreed. There was a lot of Winker doubt going on in the Schebler thread when people were talking him up as a sneaky fantasy power play. The guy had a wrist injury, it is completely understandable that his power would be sapped, but as long as he continues to hit for average and maintain an elite walk rate he will have plenty of fantasy value in that park if given play time. He's still young and the fundamentals are there, the power will come.
  2. I don't think Gennett will ever be full time starter material. I like him as a strong side platoon guy but he has been utterly pathetic vs LHP.
  3. It seems pretty simple to me. If you are a team with a 52 million payroll and commit a 15 million 3 year contract to a guy he is going to at least be given a shot as a full time player until he falls on his face (in real baseball games, not ST) and becomes an expensive bench bat. Good for Aguilar for playing well and earning a spot on the roster but the Brewers have an obligation to their fans to at least give a fair shot to the guys their tickets are paying for.
  4. He is doing just fine on prospect lists as far as fantasy concerns go. He doesn't rank very highly on non fantasy prospect lists because he is just a bad fielder, but that doesn't matter much when they stick you in LF at the Great American Bandbox and Billy Hamilton is to your left. He is still ranked 67 by MLB, 100 by FanGraphs (FanGraphs Fantasy "Mid 60's"), 48 on Baseball Prospectus Fantasy, 54 by CBS Fantasy, 39 by RotoWire Fantasy. So yeah the guys not gonna win any gold gloves but he can flat out rake. He doesn't need organizational political support. Offensively he basically
  5. Where has he fallen short? His SLG dropped following a wrist injury, shouldn't be an issue in the long run. Everything else has been aces.
  6. Schebler might be a decent source of power but I am inclined to believe he will either do well and get traded or fall flat and get benched. Winker is the future and he is looming. This is a team in rebuild, if another team needs a LH bat off the bench or Schebs starts peaking in value he is gone.
  7. During the time that Billy Hamilton was not injured Peraza started predominantly at 2nd and 7th. Depending on his ST performance it should be one or the other. I would definitely put my money on the #2 spot based on his hitting .323 while at the top spots of the lineup last year. The Reds organization also just took a PR hit from the average fan that cares more about players visiting local little league games than the team saving 2 million dollars so they will want something tangible to justify "giving away" Phillips.
  8. Eek. The Reds tried this for a few games back when Votto was injured a couple years ago. It was not pretty. I don't think he really was given a fair shot though, Jay is pretty athletic and a very hard worker. The only way it works out is if the Mets commit to it and actually have him work at it for a while instead of just taking some groundballs and coverage assignment drills here and there. Nothing like the "just stick the less athletic guy at 1B, it can't be that hard"
  9. Nope, I very clearly remember Chase Utley holding CI last season on Yahoo from his 2015 combo of 3 starts at 3B and 3 starts at 1B.
  10. Although he did log enough games at both combined to get the MI designation for leagues with deeper rosters. Unfortunately I think you are right about regaining spots. Between keeping Santana and EE in the lineup there is no way they give Kip or Lindor DH rest days.
  11. Zero. Votto is a smart guy, he understands that rebuilds take a few years and he's not jumping ship for a win now team at 33 years old. I see his career playing out one of three ways. 1) The NL will adopt the DH and he will be a Red forever 2) Due to injuries his defense hits such a low point that he is forced to the AL for a DH spot. 3) He finally agrees to a trade in his twilight if the Reds don't win a championship by 2022. So basically unless he suffers some seriously nagging injury he's not going anywhere. No reason to even think about it.
  12. I believe the goal is to get Peraza to take over at SS and Herrera at 2B. If they find a way to trade BP before Cozy than Peraza will get first crack but I would guess Cozart gets dealt before BP since the Reds aren't going to find any teams crazy enough to tack on extra money and extensions for a decent but aging, mediocre hitting 2B. From a fantasy perspective it's probably a good thing for his pre season value to be mucked up by the utility usage. He should be great later round stash and for us dynasty owners it will extend that nice 2B/SS/OF eligibility in to 2018.
  13. He is peak Ben Zobrist with a little more speed and a little lower walk rate. Unfortunately didn't hit the 10 game mark for SS or 2B this year so he will just be 3B/OF with a Kipnis/Lindor injury away from getting more of his Swiss Army Knife eligibility back.
  14. Angel Pagan per rotoworld - "Pagan finished the game 1-for-4 and is now hitting .282/.327/.433 for the year. That slash line is pretty good but the counting stats won't impress fantasy owners. He has eight homers, 43 runs, 40 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 77 games." So that's a 162 game avg of 17 HR, 90 R, 84 RBI and 21 SB which is basically 2015 Mookie Betts... Apparently they just mean lazy fantasy owners that don't pay attention to their daily lineup.
  15. His background and skill set just screams Lorenzo Cain to me. Freak athlete, started baseball at an advanced age, amazing speed with power potential. Very excited to be a dynasty owner.
  16. So just saw this. "Chase Utley went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and two runs scored as the Phillies defeated the Cardinals 4-1 on Thursday. Utley has cooled off since his torrid start to the season, but still sports a fantastic .305/.364/.474 slash line with 33 RBI. Depending on the metric and the playing time threshold, Utley remains the best-hitting second baseman in the game, with Luis Valbuena being his closest competitor. Jun. 19 - 11:27 pm et" So wait, by what metric is Luis Valbuena the second best second baseman?
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