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  1. 14 hours ago, knuckleheads said:

     

    Well minor league players are property owned assets no different than major league players and teams get to decide on how to utilize them. That could be playing in the majors or being stuck in the minors.  He's had chances but just hasn't capitalize on them.  Whether he's had enough chances is probably up for debate but it's looking more and more obvious that his next real shot (if it comes) won't be with the Astros.   I am sure if they could find a trading partner to give them something decent in return (meaning someone who could be a major leaguer) they would consider dealing him.   However,  his stock can't be demanding too much in return right now...

     

    Thx for your reply. I get that he is a property owned by the team and they can do whatever they want with him; but Reed strike me as the type of player who needs some consistency AB once he is acclaimed to his new surrounding. His shares of "opportunities" came in one season only and that was 2016, which was his first taste of MLB and some players don't just become a regular MLB player right off the bat. In 2017 he's got 6AB and this year so far, 3AB and he's just got optioned today. 

     

    Guess just have to hope that my wish will come true before July 31st that he will be traded to a team which will give me an extended look.

     

     

     

     

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  2. What's frustrating is that if Astros are not high on him, they should just trade him where he will be given a chance to see what he can do and not just stash him in the minors. He got recalled to MLB as Yuli went on to the paternity list due to the birth of his child; Reed got the call, but given 3AB (0/3 1K) and never saw him again!  Gosh, prisoners have been given more chance than this!

     

    I just hope that he is traded to some rebuilding team for a long look chance he deserves.

  3. 9 minutes ago, KJ12345 said:

    10 SBs seems more like the potential which is still good for a 1B.  Minors steals numbers need to be expected at about 50% of what they were once they reach the majors. 

     

    Not necessary; using Goldy as an example, who has never stolen more than 9 SB in Minor (equate to 15 SB in a full season) and that was in AA, stole as high as 32 in MLB.

  4. 19 hours ago, Dahk said:

    I like Riley but his K rate is really starting to balloon up in AAA.  Hes up to 34.7%.  Hes really going to need to trim that down in order to force the Braves' hand, I would think.

     

    Agree and there is really no sense of rushing to jeopardize the future; just because the Braves are doing well does not mean they need to rush Riley, especially that K rate. Personally I would prefer him getting full season of AAA and at most, get a Sept. call up and play in the AZ league for preparation of 2019 season. Swanson is the prime example of what happen when you rush a prospect. 

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  5. Hi guys,

     

    I currently have Stanton/Betts/Benitendi as my starting OF; but also have Rhys Hoskins and Dee Gordon as my backup OF who potentially could be eligible as OF only in 2019; the fact that I have Acuna and Robles waiting in the wings, will provide me with too many OF in 2019. 

     

    Here is the question, who among Stanton/Betts/Benitendi/Hoskins/Gordon, should I trade to get an IF or SP? Though my main SB source are from Betts/Benitendi/Gordon; I am leaning more on trading Benitendi or Gordon rather than Stanton/Hoskins/Betts. 

     

    What are your thoughts?

     

  6. On 3/5/2018 at 10:37 AM, parrothead said:

    My guess is at this point unless someone makes him a good offer, his best bet is to wait for closer/bullpen implosion or injury by a contending team and hope to get paid off that way.  

    Is that even a good strategy? He will get a prorated contract and unless the teams are extremely desperate, I don't see how teams will just hand the money he wants to him.

  7. 18 hours ago, ChancetheCat said:

    Any RP sleepers? whos getting overlooked in drafts? Who are some guys worth stashing that may move into closer roles or come up from the minors?

    Carl Edwards Jr. could be Cubs closer by All Star; with Cubs relying on Morrow and his injury history, it's hard to say that Edwards won't make it a case. Last year he pitched great out of the gate but hit some roadblock in June and August before finished strong. The guy has some electric arm!

     

    Monthly G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
    April 11 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 10.0 2 0 0 0 4 13 0.00 0.60 .067
    May 11 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 10.0 4 2 2 2 4 14 1.80 0.80 .118
    June 12 0 1 1 0 1 - 0 0 11.2 7 7 7 2 8 17 5.40 1.29 .179
    July 12 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 11.1 4 3 3 0 10 19 2.38 1.24 .105
    August 14 0 0 1 0 2 - 0 0 11.1 6 8 8 2 7 15 6.35 1.15 .162
    September 13 0 2 1 0 1 - 0 0 12.0 6 2 2 0 5 16 1.50 0.92 .154
  8. Did he get hurt last year in the second half that prevented him from even attempt to steal base? No steal attempted when promoted to AA and during AZFL.

     

    Met him once here in Dallas when he showed up at my son's baseball team's practice; looks like a very humble person and definitely got some power! 

  9. 7 hours ago, Picard56 said:

     

    That's how I play fantasy baseball, I don't draft relief pitchers and usually I stream or just keep what I have in the SP and RP spot. Its a sure thing if you just sit on your hands and not stream people as well for your team.

     I normally play the streaming SPs strategically; only as needed. Or otherwise it could effect my ERA and WHIP if not careful.

  10. 18 hours ago, sngehl01 said:

     

     

    I play fantasy point leagues, not categories. A starting pitcher will score more points than a closer, generally, especially so if he pitches twice. 

    What ends up happening in a 12 team league is I draft 3 rock solid closers, plus pick up some RP eligible starters. When a guy like Musgrove is starting twice in a week, I throw him and get 30-50 points, where a closer would have gotten me 25 in a good week. This only applies when the leagues lock weekly. Edge cases, I know, but relevant. 

     

     

     

    Thx snehl01! This makes sense; I play daily H2H categories not points locked weekly, so I am not banking on accumulated points but the counting stats.

  11. 18 hours ago, Picard56 said:

     

    Some leagues don't use HD as a stat and by punting saves and just going with all starters you are basically insuring you almost never lose in k's and get more chances at wins. Basically punting one category to ensure you win two other categories.

     

    Thx Picard56! But that will only work if your two RP spots (or however many spots there is in the league) have two really good SP right? If your opponent goes on streaming frenzy, there is not a sure thing that you will get both W and K. 

  12. I always wonder of the gain with this strategy. Yes, a SP with RP eligibility can help with W and K; but you lose chance on SV and HD. Besides, W and K can be obtain by rotating the SP through the SP and P spots if needed. I can see how the other way around strategy give a team advantage but not this.

     

    So this is a serious question; not trying to mock OP. Can someone please help me understand this strategy?

  13. On 2/1/2018 at 8:58 AM, schulni said:

    If McCullers can find his changeup again and not have to throw his curveball 40+% of the time, then I could maybe get on board. The problem is that McCullers's fastball is almost as bad as his curveball is good, and throwing his curveball half the time (or almost all the time, as he did in the playoffs) seems to increase his chances of injury.

    Not saying you are wrong Schulni and I am not an expert in medical field; so correct me if I am wrong. Here are a list of his injuries the past two years; only injury that I can see related to his usage in curve ball is the elbow discomfort.

     

    To me, it's more like the guy's conditioning? Don't know, just my thought.

     

    DATE DESCRIPTION STATUS
    07/31/2017 Lower Back Discomfort 10-Day Disabled List
    06/09/2017 Lower Back Discomfort 10-Day Disabled List
    08/03/2016 Right Elbow Discomfort 15-Day Disabled List
    03/25/2016 Sore Right Shoulder 15-Day Disabled List
    03/16/2016 Sore Right Shoulder Day-To-Day
  14. That's what I thought in terms of safe play to be Pomeranz; and a gamble on McCullers would be for the better upside. I have Sale, Severino, and Thor as my top 3 and the other SP's that I also have on my team are Maeda and Straily which are just not appealing; I do have Gohara, Castillo, and Weaver on my MiLB Roster, which can potentially become very useful peaces for my SP rotation in this dynasty league that I am in.

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    Hi Guys,

     

    I have a chance to pick either of these two pitchers for my #4 pitcher, who should I go with? Both of injury concerns and McCullers more so than Pomeranz; but McCullers is younger and seem to have a better upside and is in a better division where ballparks are more pitcher friendly compare to AL East.

     

    What are your thoughts?

     

    Thx!

     

    AF

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