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  1. He was pretty highly regarded heading into 2017 fantasy drafts (before his preseason injury, that is) so I don’t think his strong 2018 finish is flying under anyone’s radar. The power/speed/Coors profile will earn him a lot of love; the injury history is the only source of discount.
  2. I think the Nats can withstand Harper’s loss, but it is a tough division. Relying on Soto’s emergence and Robles to pick up the offensive slack while pivoting to firm up the rotation is a decent strategy.
  3. I wish someone told me he was this good last year
  4. I think it is a good rule to stay away from these guys with shoddy plate discipline, yeah you’ll miss out on Baez’s big 2018 but in the long run I think you’re better off. If the price is right sure take a stab, but that ain’t gonna happen after that insane August-September run he had unless maybe you are in an OBP league with really disciplined league mates.
  5. Wow $140 mil for a pitcher with a relatively small sample size of being any good, I guess that shiny 2018 WAR gave his agent lots of bargaining power
  6. He’s on the higher end of my list of cheap power guys for 2019
  7. I sorta respect the Mets for this move as long as they don’t trade Thor. Their young pitching staff has been touted for years now with little to show for it since 2015. Wheeler is finally showing something, but will be a free agent next year, and even Matz showed signs of life late last season. 2019 is a good season to push, even if it falls flat, I admire the effort.
  8. Seems to fit in perfectly as the number 2 hitter with Cesar leading off. Good situation and skill set to pick up healthy counting stats across the board.
  9. Had a nice AFL. Any chance he breaks into a major league role this year? Mercer, Frazier and Kang don’t seem like huge obstacles to crack the infield. With an everyday role the speed alone makes him fantasy relevant, and he seems to have a better fundamental plate approach than other empty speed guys.
  10. No thread on him or is the search feature not working (I’ve found it unreliable in the past)? Anyway, been getting some buzz lately, especially after the AFL. Pretty nice 2018, 25 HR/17 bags between low and high A. Strikes out waaaay too but the 5 category upside appears to be there.
  11. Prospects Live recently listed as the #1 overall Philly prospect, ahead of Sixto who was a consensus top 20 prospect overall last year. Fangraphs not quite as bullish but did say he could be Philly’s “2019 prospect breakout”. Only recently turned 18, but appears to have every offensive box checked off except HR power that is expected to develop. Maybe someone who could make the quantum leap to top overall prospect lists next year?
  12. Okay then, so with the Bruce bailout too the Mets are basically paying Cano his market worth and swapping prospects for an elite closer. I guess they are hoping to make a run if evertything coalasces with their pitching staff and mix of veteran plus young up and coming bats. If their division wasn’t so competitive maybe this would have a chance...
  13. This would be an indefensible move by the Mets unless Seattle swallows some of Cano’s salary.
  14. As a rule I try to avoid bad plate discipline types, the power/speed potential is enticing but easy to pass on given how truly putrid his K/BB is.
  15. No love for the renaissance year Corey Ray is having? Especially since this is skewed toward fantasy relevance, where power/speed threats play up, seems like a glaring omission
  16. Norris imploded in pretty spectacular fashion as the Angels closer last year after a strong start with double digit saves so I’m sure the Cards are priming Holland to step in at the first hint of a similar meltdown, but I doubt they’ll mess with things until that actually happens, since even at his best this is not the same Holland from 4-5 years ago.
  17. Gabe was quoted after yesterday’s walkoff as saying that they went into the season looking at Altherr as one of their top hitters, which sounds accurate given how much playing time they gave him to start the season, and that they know a lot of his struggles could be chalked up to bad luck... so, I could see him getting a lot more starts this week as they try to ride the momentum, they have plenty of other guys struggling in the lineup who could use a some time on the bench
  18. I think I forgot about just how beastly his upside is when I did my draft ... we didn’t even really get to see what he could have done in last season’s juiced ball environment where everyone put up career best power numbers
  19. Every time I see this thread updated I keep running to see if it means he signed somewhere, so much chatter surrounding an unemployed player! I’m skeptical about Holland actually turning down 3/52 from the Rockies. Other than Bob Nightengale asserting this on a podcast I’m not seeing any coroboration, and every other story line focuses on him turning down the qualifying offer.
  20. He did homer off Tanaka and Aaron Sanchez, both well above average MLBers
  21. Does your Corey Seager ranking/analysis factor in health risk/elbow issues for 2018? (Loved the analysis of what a unique breed of pure hitter he is and agree wholeheartedly, I like how he didn’t walk a ton in the minors but immediately added that to his game in the majors, presumably it was always there but it was just too easy for him to hit everything in the minors)
  22. To unlock his potential they need to commit and give him a longer leash than they have in the past...if he sputters just a little, with their OF depth I am worried they will jerk his playing time around too much for him to get comfortable
  23. If Colorado is really going for it they should trade some of their young hitters instead of blocking them, use them as chips to try to pry Realmuto away from Florida
  24. Stumbled across yesterday’s box score and saw he struck out the side in the 9th ...further internet research then lead to positive reports about weight loss, approach, improved slider... anything to see here? Stash option if he breaks camp? Greene isn’t exactly a long term closing option, but then again JJ was truly putrid last year in spite of his epic 2016 in the minors.
  25. Whoa nelly, some people are bullish on DD, Jr! I thought his ceiling was somethng in the 90 R, 35 SB range (and his floor is back in the minors) but some of these projections are for 2nd round value!
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