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Weekday Warrior

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  1. Last night’s game is why he had draft value this year, it is just really hard to find guys capable of games like that so I found him tough to pass up at the price he was going for in drafts this year...
  2. Having a pretty good spring training, is this the year? I am sure he is good enough to break camp given how bad the Giants are, but obviously that will never happen
  3. Prospects Live https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2021/1/17/2021-top-100-fantasy-prospects Baseball America (pay wall) https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2021-top-100-prospects/ Baseball HQ (pay wall) https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-hq100-2021s-top-prospects Any others? Usually some lesser known but very good lists get linked in this forum
  4. The low batting average, low walk rate is going to make him tough to roster
  5. The Rays had a pretty good offense-by-committee this year that leveraged deeper COVID rosters to maximize value from heavy platooning, but with few individual standouts. So with a thinner roster next year after coming up short in the WS they don’t have a choice but to try to infuse more starpower in the lineup and see what they have in Franco. They really should give him lots of ABs to acclimate too. They know he’s got the elite hit tool, so it’s not worth it to jerk around his playing time.
  6. Interesting, 2021 will definitely have some arbitrage opportunities based on small sample size recency bias. My inital thoughts: Give me Jose Altuve at a pick 109 price all day over Hiura at pick 69 Give me Victor Robles at pick 158 all day over Kyle Tucker at pick 39 How is James Karinchak not one of the 57 RPs on this list??? I have no problem with Betts, Acuna and Tatis as the top 1-3 but if you’re weighting power/speed guys that heavily (which really is good strategy) then Franklie Lindor is a mega bargain at pick 15
  7. Yeah this unwritten rule is ridiculous if it even if it is an unwritten rule. In other sports that have a game clock a comeback eventually becomes a statistical impossibility, at which point it is bad sportsmanship to run up the score. Not so in baseball. It’s not like anyone can just hit a home run on demand either the same way someone can do a showboat dunk in the midst of a blow out basketball game. Home runs are hard to hit!
  8. I don’t think near-consensus is possible, there is just too much evidence of young hitters experiencing growing pains after pitchers study them a bit that I don’t see how the more proven guys don’t get the edge. Doesn’t mean some people won’t say screw it I want to get my guy and take him # 1. I will say this, if you are currently competing to win it all this year, it would be very hard to justify trading Tatis for anyone, even Acuna, whether you are in a keeper league or not
  9. A guy with the upside to give you something in the spectrum of vintage Shin Soo Choo/Adam Eaton/Ben Zobrist production is a really good fantasy player regardless of position. Should be an easy top 10 fantasy 2B next year, especially in OBP leagues, if he locks down his job security (which won’t take much more at this rate).
  10. It looks like Dahl has lost favor as their leadoff hitter... Could be another path to ABs besides LHP matchups
  11. Rockies with 3 straight games against a lefty SP, he could get an extended look here to show what he can do...
  12. In weekly roster locks you gotta bench your Cardinals if you have backups, right??
  13. I think he deserves an extended look, numerous guys he is competing with for playing time are under-whelming
  14. I am curious how the Marlins players managed to stay Covid free up to this point if they had such low regard for social distancing etc
  15. The players’ billion dollar grievance claim over the season being “too short” isn’t looking so hot ....
  16. Trout is on paternity leave, call him up! Time to just see what you have
  17. I assumed MLB had a plan in place where it wouldn’t have such a paralyzing effect every time a positive test comes in. Obviously the Marlins are a unique case, and the Phillies are being extra cautious because the played the Marlins, but why is a positive test in St Louis any different than any other case where a player is shut down after a positive test but the team moves on??
  18. Maybe it wasn’t such a hot idea for Cody to tinker with his swing coming off an MVP season after all...
  19. Part of the idea behind an alternate ballpark is that Miami being a hot spot probably factors in to other teams refusing to travel and play there. It is hard to see the same reluctance from other teams to match up with the Marlins if suddenly they were playing a whole new squad in a whole new location. It is a bold idea but I don’t know what the real plan is to resume Marins games anytime soon. It seems better than waiting out however many weeks it takes to have a quorum of Marlins players and staff safely emerge from quarantine.
  20. There has got to be a municipality with a stadium somewhere on the eastern seaboard that wants the money! Fair point at least until the Super 2 coming up in a few days for prospects earmarked for a 2020 debut, but having a back up team was supposed to be the whole point of the travel squad. If there isn’t already another mechanism for teams to call up replacement players other than via the taxi squad the league needs to add one so as not penalize teams who are using it partly to keep top prospects on their development track for 2021 and beyond but not for actual 2020 use. Wo
  21. I don’t know why Miami isn’t already just calling up its taxi squad and moving games to a totally new venue that isn’t in such a hot spot. The taxis squad should be their team, and when un-infected players from the regular squad clear protocols based on their exposure they can swap them back in . ..
  22. So what happens if teams refuse to travel to Miami? An alternate playing facility like what TOR is doing seems like the logical solution
  23. That is more specific but the same point remains, all I am seeing so far is an outbreak with players on a team based in a hot spot, which doesn’t imperil the MLB season as a whole unless the Miami Marins can’t get a handle on it to the point where they can’t field a legal roster. I guess we will know soon enough if in game transmission is likely happening after the Philly and Braves testing comes back, which would add to the risk of losing the MLB season, but even then I think they’d try to tighten up and enforce protocols first....
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