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never played a full blown dynasty but I picked moncada off the free agent in a 12 team keep 10 players league last year and am keeping him this year, but my team is horrible.
Read up on the latest about Freeman. After the last 4 months off, his wrist is still bothering him. He is taking it slow. Wondering if he will even be 100% at any time this year. Not saying do it or don't, just get a little more info.
I need one more person for a 14 team roto league, the draft date and time will be voted upon as soon as I lock up that last spot. I have run many leagues on yahoo and have been using yahoo as my main fantasy source for over 10 years. 5x5, with standard positions, 2dl, 1 n/a spot. AVG replaced by OBP and W replaced by QS. 8 keepers per season per team with some tight restrictions. EHFB57 (at) yahoo
When playing fantasy baseball and building a team...one should own numbers...not names. Those owning Hernandez often own the name as then numbers are nothing special. Each year some "unknown" comes out of "nowhere" and produces a very similar line to Mr. Hernandez. If one were to play the percentages, you can often have Hernandez's numbers by getting a young power pitcher on a NL team that his a high run scoring differential. One can target the 4th or 5th SP with a good K/9 rate on a NL team poised to win 90+ games and have "King Felix" for free. I do it every year.
I agree biggest impact is on Soler. However, second biggest impact is on Schwarber. He will lose a good chunk of at bats unless of course Soler is dealt.
10 team, H-H Dynasty
Standard 5x5 (HLD/SV instead of SV)
30 man MLB roster, 6 man MiLB roster
Nolan Arenado (Col - 3B)
Carlos Martinez (StL - SP)
AJ Pollock (Ari - OF)
Matt Harvey (NYM - SP)
It's probably a no-brainer, but naturally I worry.... Arenado could remain a top 10 player, and Martinez could develop into an SP1. Pollock could get hurt again and miss games, and Harvey could have reoccuring injury issues.
The other owner is a Cards fan, and wasn't thrilled when Pollock was best available at his draft slot.
MLB Roster -
C - Blake Swihart (Bos - C)
1B - Eric Hosmer (KC - 1B)
2B - Rougned Odor (Tex - 2B)
3B - Nolan Arenado (Col - 3B)
SS - Xander Bogaerts (Bos - SS)
IF - Manny Machado (Bal - 3B,SS)
OF - Starling Marte (Pit - OF)
OF - Miguel Sano (Min - 3B,OF)
OF - Michael Brantley (Cle - OF)
OF - Adam Eaton (CWS - OF)
UT - Gregory Polanco (Pit - OF)
UT - Christian Yelich (Mia - OF)
BN - Ian Desmond (Was - SS)
SP - Carlos Martinez (StL - SP)
SP - Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP)
RP - A.J. Ramos (Mia - RP)
RP - Carson Smith (Bos - RP)
P - Sean Doolittle (Oak - RP)
P - Darren O'Day (Bal - RP)
P - Kevin Siegrist (StL - RP)
P - Pedro Strop (CHC - RP)
P - Keone Kela (Tex - RP)
BN - Raisel Iglesias (Cin - SP)
BN - Lance McCullers (Hou - SP)
BN - Jake Odorizzi (TB - SP)
BN - Yordano Ventura (KC - SP)
BN - Alex Cobb (TB - SP)
BN - Aaron Nola (Phi - SP)
BN - Joe Ross (Was - SP)
BN - Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP)
1) Yoan Moncada (Bos - 2B)
2) Tyler Glasnow (Pit - SP)
3) Austin Meadows (Pit - OF)
4) Josh Bell (Pit - 1B,OF)
5) Jameson Taillon (Pit - SP)
6) Grant Holmes (LAD - SP)
Very competitive league of 12 teams, we had to let 2 guys go after last year due to lack of activity. We need 2 new very involved managers!
Please respond with your fantasy email and the commissioner will email you to have you take over the old team, then you can change the team name and logo, etc..
But draft position is based on last year's finish for the team you are taking over for.
More information on the league below.
Draft Type: Live Standard Draft
Draft Time: Tue Mar 22 8:00pm CDT [ Add to My Calendar ]
Live Draft Pick Time: 1 Minute
Max Teams: 12
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Player Universe: All baseball
New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo adds them View List of Forced Players
Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No maximum
Max Trades for Entire Season No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2
Trade End Date: August 14, 2016
Allow Draft Pick Trades: No
Waiver Time: 2 days
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Waiver Mode: Standard
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: League Votes
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Max Acquisitions per Week: 5
Min Innings Pitched: 30
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Playoffs: Week 23, 24 and 25 (6 teams) Note: Week 25 runs 7 days from Sep 26 to Oct 2
Playoff Tie-Breaker: Best regular season record vs opponent wins
Playoff Reseeding: No
Lock Eliminated Teams: No
Make League Publicly Viewable: No
Invite Permissions: Commissioner Only
Roster Positions: C, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, NA
Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), On-base Percentage (OBP)
Pitchers Stat Categories: Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)
If one is inclined to trust in Davis, this is certainly the narrative you'd latch onto. I just worry that his game might make him prone to massive highs, but occasional unexpected lows (read: volatility). You see that 2014 BABIP as an outlier, basically a result of bad luck... but I think it's very possible that a guy who strikes out 200 times a season can put up seasons like this. Call up his BABIP on fangraphs... lot of peaks and valleys there, and 2014 is not the only time it dipped below his "career average", or worse yet the league average.
Now to be fair, baseball (especially hitting) is a sport filled with ups and downs... it's the nature of a sport where you're considered a success when you fail 2/3 of the time. Other 1B have peaks and valleys to their BABIP too, but look at two examples like Mike Stanton and Joey Votto, and you don't really see them dipping below league average, eating the kind of **** sandwiches Davis did in 2014 and 2010.
Luck, or results stemming from his skill set (or lack therein), that could repeat to his owners detriment at any time? That's what you have to take into account when drafting Chris Davis. Some of that risk is, of course, built into his price... he'd certainly be going off the board a bit earlier if 2014 never happened. But it did happen. And as it is, with the built in risk, he seems to be going a little early for my taste. 4th round? I could get on board perhaps. But just as often as not, I see him going in the 3rd round.
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