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  1. 28 minutes ago, BMcP said:

    If he injured it on a swing or running the bases, be sure to cite in the DH thread...

    If he injured it bringing groceries into his house, it's Manfred's fault for not providing the players with three meals a day.

  2. Who else grabbed the non-Wander Rays call-up? He's consistently hit well in the minors and had a good debut yesterday. He's generally been considered a top 10 prospect in a very deep system and, yet, still seems largely overlooked in prospect circles.

  3. 7 minutes ago, TripleShortOfACycle said:

    I know he just came back a week ago but is he ever going to get hot? Very disappointed in him so far 

    Yes. This is possiblity the most comfortable I've ever been with a fantasy prediction.

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  4. 52 minutes ago, MugsyBogues said:

    How about now?

    Odd time to ask that question now that he's the leadoff hitter and hitting .275 with a .383 OBP in the last two weeks... I think I was pretty spot on. I'd like to see his hard hit rate and a few other indicators take more of a step forward, but for now, I think he's fine. His whiff and K-rate are exceptional and his walk rate has taken a notable step forward.

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  5. Something's up with his fastball; I don't know if it's a tipping issue or what, but it was an extremely effective pitch in 2018 and 2019 (wFB of 7.0 and 7.8 per Fangraphs). It's lost its effectiveness in the last year (-1.0 and -1.1 in '20/'21). I think it is something to be concerned about.

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  6. I wasn't trying to imply I was hoping for injuries; just that, as mavsfan says, they're likely. In a more shallow league, it might not make sense to roster Poteet, but in a deep league with scarce pitching, I'd bet on the innings being there.

  7. 3 minutes ago, Flyman75 said:

    How long will he stick in Miami this season once their staff is healthy

    This assumption is doing a lot of heavy lifting in this question. Betting on one of five guys to be injured on a pitching staff in most years is a good bet, let alone this year.

  8. 5 minutes ago, mks said:

    Back in the old days striking out was the ultimate in failure.  You didn't want to be Rob Deer of Dave Kingman wiffing all the time. BUT now a  days faliure is acceptable. Falure is acceptable in all parts of life now actually. Falure is actually defended now b y many.

    Never heard this "shame in failure" philosophy. I'm not saying it's a ridiculous philosophy, just that I hope if you have kids, that you have money for therapy. 

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  9. In 2019, DJ put up a .731 April OPS and finished with .893. In 2017, he put up a .726 and finished with .783. He's a bit worse so far at .697, but Statcast also thinks he's under-performing his expected stats. I'd still wager his numbers are fine by the end of the year.

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  10. 1 hour ago, IlliniGuy76 said:

    That's a VERY VERY aggressive comp - Soriano.  Far too aggressive outside the strike zone to keep up a .300 average.  

    No - Robert has never profiled to be a .300 hitter

    No - he's never profiled to have elite ++ power; the point about him hitting 13 homers in 343 MLB PA equates to a player having average power.

    Do players with average power often hit in the top 2% of MLB max exit velocity?

    Anyway, this is part of what makes this injury so disappointing. There were reasons to be wildly optimistic and reasons to be wildly pessimistic about him. I thought he'd be one of the more interesting players in baseball to follow this year. He was putting up a .300 average while his chase rate had gone up; I wanted to see how it played out, either way.

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  11. 2 minutes ago, SuperJoint said:

    I've skimmed the thread and have not seen - it appears Y! has finally fixed the "early rainout guy you start is locked in forever" thing.

    I was just able to sit Dom Smith (PPD - 4:45 PDT game) for Chapman (6:40) way past 4:45. Am I dreaming or is this a thing now.

    I think this has been a thing for a few years; you can't move a guy until the game has officially been postponed, but I agree it's nice. Too bad all the guys I would've plugged in for McNeil are injured.

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