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  1. Barnes has obviously been a hot mess recently, and even when he was pitching well his usage by manager Alex Cora was not conducive to giving him save opportunities. Barnes was often brought in in the 7th or 8th to face opposing teams' best hitters instead of purely the 9th to close it out. The play on Crick would be if Vazquez gets traded by the Pirates, which has been rumored. The thing is, Pitt is still in contention and Vazquez is signed through like 2022 or 2023, meaning they will want a lot for him if they deal him at all. Any thoughts on sticking with Barnes v. taking the sho
  2. What's crazy about Bauer is that his BABIP is very low, but his walk rate and HR rate are much higher. the BABIP should come up a fair amount and his FIP supports him showing an even worse ERA... I'd try to trade for someone else. Please check out my post here:
  3. I like pitcherlist.com --> they have in-depth treatments of hitters, pitchers, prospects, etc. and update their ROS lists every week Please take a look at my post here:
  4. I have Wacha in a fairly deep 14-team league, but the guy is nowhere near last year's #s and his BABIP isnt even that high at .306. He's killing me. Thinking of dropping him, potentially to take a flyer on Chase Anderson to see if he continues to post strong peripherals. Is this short-sighted? Anyone see Wacha turning it around this season?
  5. Bumping up this guy as he's on a tear right now - since July 13th (admittedly an arbitrary start date), he's had a hit in every game, is batting 0.436 with 4 HRs, 5 BBs and 12 Ks (for a 20% k-rate, below his ~25% season rate). Fangraphs page here. Overall he's batting 0.288 / 0.355 / 0.519 / 0.874 with 17 HRs across 415 PAs as a 19 year old in High-A. His walk rate (8%) and k-rate (24.6%) are both materially improved over his 2017 #s. I've also read in a few different analyst chats that his defense has improved to the point where - while he will never be a gold-glover - he's lik
  6. I sadly dont have the time or technical skills to do this, but it would be cool if someone built a website where prospect rankings were crowd-sourced. Something like you have to rank-order 25-30 prospects in order to see the compiled results.
  7. 2 for 4 last night with a double. How long until we can call him the Sheriff of Nottingham?
  8. Nottingham was called up today as Manny Pina went on the DL. Erik Kratz is starting at C today for the Crew, but I feel like this could be a good chance for Nottingham to show what he can do. Pina is 31 - not too old - but has a sub-.700 OPS and only 78 wRC. Kratz is 38 and is hitting about the same as Pina. I could see a world in which Nottingham comes in and hits and forces the Brewers into a tough decision.
  9. He’s fairly old for his level. Until he shows he can do this in AA I don’t think he will make any Top 100s, but could be a good guy to gamble on right now.
  10. Any chance we see them turn to Will Smith? He's been the only truly consistent / dominant reliever throughout the season
  11. He reminds me a bit of Freddy Peralta. It would be ridiculous to expect that Lopez has the same kind of immediate success that Peralta has had so far, but I think if he performs well he should be able to hold down a longer-term position in the rotation. With Caleb Smith out and the rest of the team sucking, a rotation spot is his to win. His initial foray into AAA was modest (3.38 ERA over 4 starts [one aborted after 1.2 scoreless IPs due to the call up] but a 5.40 FIP), but I followed some of his starts and he seemed to show good poise by pitching out of some jams and coming ba
  12. Looks like he's coming up for a start this weekend against the Mets if anyone needs a starter...
  13. Looks like he was removed from the game after fouling a ball of his leg. "San Francisco Giants infielder Alen Hanson fouled a ball off his left knee in the first inning Wednesday and went down immediately in pain. He remained there for several minutes until trainers helped him off the field." http://www.sfexaminer.com/san-francisco-giants-alen-hanson-goes-lower-leg-injury/ Unclear how serious it is, but the linked article makes it sound like he could be out for a bit.
  14. As a Alonso owner in dynasty i want to see him as much as anyone else, but I dont think injuries will get him up this year. The Mets are currently using Bruce and Cespedes outages to try Smith in LF and Flores at IB. An additional injury to one of those two could lead to Alonso's call as an emergency backfill, but on the other end of the coin when either Bruce or Cespedes come back Smith and Flores will be used in a platoon at 1B. Absent a structural change to the Mets 25-man roster or extreme injuries, I don't think we'll see him this year. That being said, he should be in li
  15. Anyone have any advice on whether or not to cut bait on Dexter Fowler in deep leagues? I'm in a 12-team NL-only, and if he was hitting something close to his prior 3 years he'd be a tremendously valuable asset with CF eligibility. Right now, he's a complete waste of a roster spot. His BABIP suggests that he's been unlucky and that some reversion to the mean is in store, but it seems he's lost his oppty for regular at bats with Harison Bader gaining favor with the Cards. I'm not really sure who I'd pick up, so it's more of an "in a vacuum" kind of question. I could likely easily
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