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BJD 69 posts  |  Last Activity: 11 hours ago Member since: Dec 12, 2007
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    Who to draft? Please help

    by nathan 18 hours ago

    Ovechkin

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    Post-Draft Trade

    by helmutt Sep 23, 2016 11:38 PM

    I like Rinne side by a lot.

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    Keep Drouin, Draisaitl or Domi?

    by Brett Clouthier Sep 21, 2016 4:23 PM

    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.

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    A.Matthews

    by A.J. Sep 22, 2016 6:59 PM

    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.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM

    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.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM

    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.

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    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM

    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.

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    Best Fantasy Team Ever!?

    by HHH Sep 7, 2016 11:00 AM

    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.

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    Best Fantasy Team Ever!?

    by HHH Sep 7, 2016 11:00 AM

    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.

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    Byron Buxton worth grabbing?

    by BJD Sep 7, 2016 1:15 PM

    Holds. He is Washington's 8th inning guy.

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    Byron Buxton worth grabbing?

    by BJD Sep 7, 2016 1:15 PM

    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

  • Reply to

    Current MLB power/speed number leaders

    by Dick Strong Aug 24, 2016 2:57 PM

    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.

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    A. J. Pollock

    by Dick Strong Aug 5, 2016 8:58 PM

    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?

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    Swanson or Bregman

    by Jason Aug 17, 2016 4:34 PM

    This^

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    trade or not

    by Powerhouse Aug 22, 2016 7:56 AM

    Obviously Dahl and Leon. Dahl is substantially better than Sanchez and for the most part catchers are going to give you fairly similar stats.

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    Dynasty Trade Advice PLZ

    by J_Red Aug 11, 2016 2:08 PM

    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.

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    Thinking ahead!!!

    by Mark Aug 10, 2016 9:08 PM

    Yes that would be dumb.

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    Kershaw trade

    by Matthew Aug 10, 2016 2:09 PM

    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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