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Domi for me. I agree with helmutt's assessment that Domi will give you better all around production. Drouin is a clear second and Draisatl third in my opinion.
Without any context, it is impossible to know. For this year, I expect a season similar to Jack Eichel's last year (slightly worse though). I think he will take a big step in year 2 and eventually settles in as a top 30ish or so player.
- BJD by BJD Sep 14, 2016 4:11 PM Flag
Standard H2H plus OPS
Standard deviation is a first year university stats class concept as far I know. It's quite frankly hilarious that you think only Mensa members would understand that metric, and as Crass already covered you clearly do not understand it as in this case it is calculated over the entire population of MLB players, 70%+ of which are fantasy irrelevant players in your public league - and again in this new threshold you have detailed to me, someone with 2 SB would qualify as a performer in SBs. By your own definition, Nolan Arenado is a 5 category performer, yet I have seen you repeatedly argue he is worthless as he is not a 4 category bat.
You are kidding, right? If there are 12 teams in the league, there would be about 120 batters started in your public league. If Melvin Upton has contributed the approximately 110th most runs and RBI of those 120 batters, you are still trying to argue to me that he is a plus contributor in those categories?
For comparison's sake, the batter with the 110th most SBs has 2, and I surely don't see you giving credit to players with 2 SBs for being "performers" in that category.
What's your threshold for a player being a "performer" in a category? Must be quite low? Upton ranks outside the top 100 in both runs and RBI.
Anyone can call any league anything. I could put together a league of 12 5 year olds and call it "FANTASY EXPERTS". Not sure why you think the name is at all meaningful.
Great team, but I am going to be "that guy" and seriously question the quality of your league. A huge chunk of your "waivers" guys were drafted in my league (12 team as well with smaller rosters even) and never saw the FA pool all season (Ramos, Bradley, Hendricks, Sanchez, Rodney, Pomeranz, Estrada and Stanton & Pollock, though I can understand how someone would drop those two). I would have to think this would be consistent with most leagues that are actually competitive.
I probably could afford to dump an SP for the short-term as I am sitting at 14 starts for the semi-finals right now which would certiainly be more than any of my potential opponents and actually a lot more than my likely opponent.
Would you drop Paxton (semi-final week vs Hou, final week @Min) or Walker (semi-final week - @LAA, final week vs. Tor and @Min)? I think I would lean Walker as the drop personally, but what are your thoughts?
12 team H2H Keeper (8 per year slotted into the first 8 rounds) standard categories plus OPS and HLDs)
I finished the regular season in 1st place and currently am in my bye week. I have 3 moves for the week, and likely should dedicate 1 or 2 to getting some new holds guys I am thinking and it may also be worth switching out some SPs with whatever I end up having left. I am not sure whether Buxton can help me in the next two weeks for playoffs and not sure whether he is a keeper for me. Thoughts? If you think I should add him, who would you drop (note I would like to maintain 6 relievers on my roster)?
C Willson Contreras
1B Jose Abreu
2B Robinson Cano
3B Nolan Arenado
SS Carlos Correa
LF Brad Miller
CF George Springer
RF Kris Bryant
Util Hernan Perez
BN Yoan Moncada
DL Andrew Benitendi
SP Edwin Diaz
SP James Paxton
SP David Price
SP Danny Duffy
SP Carlos Carrasco
RP Jeanmar Gomez
RP Ryan Madson
RP Liam Hendriks
RP Matt Strahm
P Shawn Kelley
BN Ervin Santana
BN Taijuan Walker
BN Jason Hammel
BN Kyle Hendricks
BN Rich Hill
DL Arodys Vizcaino
I agree that the speed/power combos are the most valuable players. However, I disagree completely with some of your statements here.
In a competitive 12 team league, you cannot find a 15/15 guy with relative ease. In my league in particular, the only guy I can find is Melvin Upton, who comes with serious other issues (.243 average, weak run and RBI totals, possible playing time concerns when guys get healthy, peripherals pointing to unsustainable performance backed up my recent results). The only others that you could say are sniffing 15/15 are Leonys Martin and Freddy Galvis, and again both suffer from extremely low batting averages and run and RBI totals. Beyond those guys there are no other 10/10 guys even available.
However, on the flip side there are 7 guys in the 20-25 HR range available, the majority of which have performed much better in RBI, R, AVG, but of course are weak in SBs. I will acknowledge that there aren't many with good SB totals available though (only 3 above 20).
Either way, I don't think there is 1 "right" strategy. All strategies will have pitfalls, and this one does as well. It is just as hard, if not harder to replace that power/speed guy as it is an extreme HR or SB guy.
If he is 100% healthy, what exactly would be the point of keeping him from playing? Are you suggesting that every team out of contention should just sit their star players to avoid injury?
Can you please give more detail on what "in the playoff picture" means? From my standpoint, you should always try to win now if you have any chance at all. It doesn't matter that much how strong your team truly is as all you need is for your team to get hot for a short period during playoff weeks. H2H playoffs are a bit of a #$%$ shoot overall. I would likely take this deal, assuming you do have a respectable chance of making the playoffs.
Operating under the assumption that this is H2H, I think I would gamble here and take the Kershaw side. From what I am reading, the hope is he makes it back in September, and therefore has the potential to make a big impact on this year's H2H playoffs. In roto, I would probably stand pat.
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