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You are correct. I was looking at the run column. My bad. I don't think it is good practice to ignore the fact that he has been consistently injured either. Agreed that if he was ever to play a full season he could flirt with 40/100. Problem is he has only done that once since 2012. I get the "freak injury" argument but I think at a certain point it can't be ignored and you need to at least build something in to your projection to account for that. Once you do, he is very clearly not a 1st round player and should be especially discounted in H2H leagues. I wouldn't touch him in an H2H, but that largely has to do with my low risk tolerance and I get that a lot of people are happy to take the risk and chase that 40/100 season that has been elusive and never reached.
In his 7 MLB seasons, he has never hit 40 HR and never had 100 RBI. I always have a tough time paying for someone's ceiling that they have never hit in the 1st round personally.
It's a trade. Actually have been getting a lot of unsolicited trade offers on Nicasio (although none that have interested me other than this one).
12 team H2H keeper (8/year) with standard categories + OPS
1B Jose Abreu
2B Robinson Cano
3B Nolan Arenado
SS Carlos Correa
LF Michael Conforto
CF George Springer
RF Kris Bryant
Util Jung-Ho Kang
BN Josh Harrison
BN Carlos Gomez
NA AJ Reed
I had originally proposed it and then 2nd guessed it and cancelled. The Cabrera owner seems interested though. The hitch for me is I am not actually sure I get better with this. Harrison is a good bench guy to have but I don't know how I feel about starting him everyday, particulary considering the league has OPS and SBs seem to be a lost cause for me anyway... and the FA pool looks to be pretty slim pickings right now if I were to try and look for someone else to fill the void.
Yes, I think he will come up in June and produce fantasy value. However, I don't know if that is even a factor here. You can get Cueto for Casilla. That's more than good enough before even factoring in Reed,
- Reply to Jamie May 11, 2016 4:36 PM
I would currently rank them in the order you have them listed. Obviously, whatever news comes out from the specialist visit could have a rather significant impact. In ranking them in this matter, I am assuming Peralta won't miss significant time.
Mazara and Gonzalez for Russell and Verlander. I don't mind the idea of Jackie Bradley Jr either but three bench position players is a little excessive in my opinion.
Thanks. I am leaning towards rejecting it. I do think Colome will hold the job even when Boxberger returns, but looking at the big picture my first 5 weeks have been so good that I only need to go about .400 the rest of the way to finish in the top 6 and make playoffs. I might as well wait Iglesias' injury out (he will benefit me more in the playoff weeks than Colome likely) and continue to grab closers off the FA as new closers arise.
I haven't been able to find any sort of timeline for Iglesias, but assuming he will be out for a long time, I should probably take this?
I would need to drop someone, and I think I would drop Manaea, or possibly Lamb depending on what news comes out on his injury.
12 team H2H standard categories plus HLDs
SP Taijuan Walker
SP Patrick Corbin
SP Jason Hammel
SP Kyle Hendricks
SP Bartolo Colon
RP Ken Giles
RP Mark Lowe
RP Jeanmar Gomez
RP Kyle Barraclough
P Vince Velasquez
BN Adam Conley
BN Blake Snell
BN Juan Nicasio
BN Sean Manaea
BN John Lamb
DL Carlos Carrasco
DL Raisel Iglesias
You can strike out 12/9 rather than 8/9 with a bit of a higher ERA and return similar value. That was what he was in past years. He has consistently been a top 25 fantasy asset, so this year is nothing new for him. His value so far is consistent with the past. If you are "selling high", you are assuming his production drops to a lower level of value. You can assume regression in ERA likely. I would also assume some regression up in Ks to offset this though. I understand he is pitching to contact more, but I still expect him to strikeout more (maybe not to the 12/9 level).
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