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Everything posted by fawkes_mulder

  1. https://nesn.com/2021/03/bobby-dalbec-would-not-mind-hitting-ninth-in-red-sox-batting-order/ For some, batting ninth is not ideal. Bobby Dalbec, however, is different. The 25-year-old infielder likely will be the No. 9 batter for the Red Sox to start the season after playing in 16 of Boston’s 60 games during Major League Baseball’s abbreviated 2020 season. And if that’s the case, he’s just fine with it. “I’ll hit wherever they want to put me. Hitting ninth is cool,” Dalbec said, per MassLive’s Christopher Smith. “I get to flip the lineup potentially. Just keep doing that. Hand i
  2. If they are looking at stat cast data for career norms (while using pine tar), then for a pitcher to keep using pine tar, that pitcher would likely go undetected.
  3. I want MLB to adopt the goose. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/goose-egg-new-save-stat-relief-pitchers/
  4. several problems with this team in a shallow 10 team league. 1. Don't roster two catchers. Heavy opportunity cost for a marginal position. You can safely drop TDA. 2. Favorite player or not, Miggy at this point in his career is a deep league play. Can nearly guarantee there's a better option on wire than Miggy in 10 teams. You can safely drop. 3. Benintendi also pretty bad in 10 teams and can probably safely drop. I don't know what categories are in 7x7, or what spots are available, but you look light on relievers. Only 2. Whether SVHD or SV i'd look to bolster that. Great ne
  5. castellanos is the best player in this deal, by sort of a significant margin.
  6. Springer, injured or not, is more valuable than Bohm. Springer and Randy.
  7. I didn't believe it either, but I think that this is not a new injury, just a new diagnosis. There's been reports of abdominal pain throughout camp.
  8. twitter and reddit.com/r/fantasybaseball are both quicker on breaking news than rotoworld. Excuse me, NBC EDGE.
  9. i have a murder's row of firefox tabs related to google search results for my players / players of interest. especially closer candidates. like to read baseball america and do my own fangraphs diving. Love all the information.
  10. If we're being real, steals don't count for 20% of mondesi's value. He's being drafted almost entirely for that reason, and the roster construction around him is probably reliant on him bagging a bunch.
  11. Pitcher defense is not worth 1-2 WAR lol
  12. I hope this one isn't true, because it would mean that the baseball season is only 80-100 games or something. No chance Ohtani wins MVP with only 5 combined WAR.
  13. only barely more relevant than the garlick thread but at least mateo is fast. You're right that PT is an obvious issue here -- padres already struggling to juggle ABs between kim, cronenworth, profar. Sure there will be injuries, but this is a pure watch list play even in deep leagues imo at this point.
  14. Early contender for most irrelevant player/thread of the year. (it's ok if you meme me for creating the flexen thread)
  15. "Being first to rush and pick up someone in a free for all league based on news isn't a fantasy skill." 💯 I will also add -- chucking garbage pitchers at the wall and streaming with reckless abandon isn't a fantasy skill either. Not as much a problem in categories leagues as points leagues, or in deeper leagues v. shallow leagues, but that's a fatal flaw in some leagues imo and every league needs to have transaction limits or innings limits. Imagine a 10 team points league with no transcation caps, you could draft zero pitchers and stream 6 or 7 every day and do better than a guy who
  16. I’ve made a lineup change in the middle of trial.
  17. Chad pinder is a guy I always think is close to putting it all together, too.
  18. Feel like a bit of a hipster, I’ve liked cron since the angels. Solid hitter + power. My only reservation is the knee surgery. Daniel Murphy went from Star to washed after his knee surgery. But cron is a little younger + at least has been showing he’s got the power in spring training.
  19. I like looking at these high stakes leagues and expert leagues and seeing there’s still idiots.
  20. these are stupidly small spring training sample sizes. joe jimenez 3.1 ip, 8.10 era, 2.10 whip, 4/2 k/bb bryan garcia 3 ip, 9.00 era, 2.33 whip, 1/1 k/bb gregory soto, 4.2 ip, 1.93 era, 1.07 whip, 6/3 k/bb I think soto is favorite here because he's got better strikeout stuff than garcia and hasn't struggled like jimenez
  21. Woodward not ready to name closer and has named Leclerc, Matt Bush and Ian Kennedy as candidates to close out games. Woodward -- "Instead of just saying, ‘Hey you're going to pitch the ninth or the eighth or the seventh,’ let's try to be strategic about this. The closer may pitch the eighth inning because that's the most difficult inning.” https://www.mlb.com/news/rangers-have-not-made-decision-on-closer Ugly bullpen.
  22. 81 career wrc+, this is the biggest disparity between real life skill and fantasy value (5x5). I think there is a non zero risk that he hits so poorly that he loses playing time, especially with a deadened ball turning some wall scrapers into outs. If he gets full ABs though, he can still steal 60 despite a bad triple slash. I will pass.
  23. Soto in Detroit bc 4 lefties and 4 rhp and he’s nastiest guy. Valdez in Baltimore. think Scott is the better pitcher but think they go with valdez because he ended 2020 as closer and was good + arb price manipulation of Scott. Castillo and Fairbanks and Anderson are a quarter each with the remaining quarter up to the rest of the pen. I actually think that ottavino might get the gig in Boston based off the gushing from Cora all spring training.
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