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  1. Sounds like Tejay will be given a versatile role in the Reds bullpen; with his SP eligibility and able to potentially rack up W, HLD, and some SV; he can be really valuable! “There may be nights that Tejay pitches in that (multi-inning) role,” Bell said. “There might be a night he comes in and gets a big out in the seventh or eighth. There might be another night he closes. He’s such a good pitcher and so important to us, given his availability on a given night, it could be different.”
  2. While I agree that generally speaking, his stats have gone south after the 1st round of PA through; he did have 3 decent outings out of 5 of 3+ IP last year. He's been working on the spin efficiency of his fast ball this past offseason and is said to have started to incorporate it during spring training, pitching right down the middle and is getting more swings and misses than he did last year. So I supposed there is hope.
  3. Dude... I think the word is already out on this guy and there is a specific thread on him as well...... BTW. I think your post brought more attention than mine did, after all, you did get a like from SwayzeExpress.... 😁😂😉
  4. Peralta threw three above average type of pitches last season - FB, CV, and SL; all pitches resulted in below 90 exit velocity. Peralta's four-seamer was a Money Pitch in 2020 with a 44% zone rate, 47.3% swing rate and 17.3% SwStr%. His curve was pretty solid and has an outstanding 76.7 exit velocity and 54.3% whiff %. The added slider, while did not use much (8 PA only last year), resulted with zero base hit and 3K; the EV was pretty solid at 84.9. Per this article behind the pay wall at The Athletic: “I don't know if it's going to be soon or this season,” Peralta said, “but I've bee
  5. Can't believe I missed the OBP part of his game! While he averaged 8.8% in the majors so far, his avg minor league BB% was a solid 10%. The more I think and talk about this guy, the more I like about him!
  6. If he does not get the rotation nod, I think Tejay Antone would be another SP eligible guy who will be pitching in high leverage innings racking up some holds before he eventually gets a shot a the closer role.
  7. While I also think his best contributions would be his power/speed combo as well as his multi-positional eligibility; I don't believe his BA will hurt you. Moore spent the '19/'20 offseason refining his swing consistency and shortening up his approach to stay more direct to the ball and limit his previous swing-and-miss tendency; the result was less K% than his rookie year. If we are looking at minor league stats for any indications, Moore had an avg. of 18.3% K rate and a .259 BA across entire minor league career. With this new approach which resulted in a 89 percentile on his barrel %, I wo
  8. Here are my personal favorite; based on their valuable ratios and opportunities for high leverage innings: Devin Williams Jake Diekman Tyler Duffey Tanner Rainey Evan Marshall Emilio Pagán A.J. Minter Josh Staumont Pete Fairbanks Rafael Dolis
  9. To piggyback what you said Brock, I am in a dynasty league with 8 rounds and he was not even being picked. I think the whole fantasy world as a whole are down on him. TBH, I did not spend much time doing research on him for the primary reason you stated previously - age. But based on what I have read, Cespedes has a tendency to swing at bad off speed pitches. His inability to hit them and lay off of them is something he is going to need to work on; whether he has time to do it before he start getting into his prime years, that's another story.
  10. Those 29 likes and counting gotta be Varsho's fantasy owners... me included... LOL
  11. Didn't find a thread on him; so will create one here. Mostly undervalued due to small sample size in 2020; his average ADP is right outside of 100, which may be a bit higher than one would like for someone without a longer track record. I found this article (https://www.pitcherlist.com/dylan-moore-tangled-up-in-blue/), which was written in August of last year, details on the swing mechanic change Moore had to go through in his first year in major league (2019) and how that change and the new approach have started to show results in 2020. While there are concerns that Moore "co
  12. Braves manager Brian Snitker stated Thursday that the team may use "2-3 guys to close." Snitker added that he has "every confidence in the world" that Will Smith could handle the job. Smith has been the perceived favorite to land the closer role in Atlanta after Mark Melancon signed with the Padres this past week. The 31-year-old southpaw struggled in 16 innings last season, posting a 4.50 ERA and 7.33 FIP, but he did convert 34 saves for the Giants in 2019. Smith will presumably compete for ninth-inning duties in Atlanta with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter, among others. Very c
  13. Looks like the Phillies believe that he should still make the opening day roster even though he's going to miss a couple weeks of spring training actions.
  14. For a moment I thought my time machine worked and took me back to 2011! I would have told myself back then to pick Trevor Story and Bichette Jr.. Anyways, back to Bell, can't believe he was just drafted in 2011; it seems like he's been in the league forever. My biggest concern as @Cdub2k pointed out with Bell is the fact that Manfraud is at it again and want to manipulate the game by alter the baseball (again!). Bell's average home run distance in 2020 was 405 feet versus 411 in 2019. While the average distance was not a huge drop, his max home run distance was 474 feet in 2019, whi
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