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Dick Strong 1233 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 28, 2016 5:01 PM Member since: Dec 24, 2008
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  • Reply to

    SPOT START

    by Matthew Apr 14, 2016 4:55 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 6:02 PM Flag

    Go for the counting stats.

    Stream away.

    His pitchers would need to average 7-8 K per start to catch you if you stream three guys that get you another 18 K (in addition to your remaining starters).

    Additional starts also give you additional win possibilities to maintain your edge in wins.

    ERA and WHIP are unpredictable on a weekly basis so the smart thing to do is to go for the counting stats (W, K) as you can gauge those more easily. Often it is as simple as having 1-2 more starts each week from your SP. If the ratio categories work out too (ERA, WHIP) that is just gravy.

  • Reply to

    Pagan

    by Scott Apr 14, 2016 4:03 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 5:59 PM Flag

    Watered down?

    Let me know when you can accept the truth about a player that has slightly more power, foot speed, and career longevity than Joey Cora.

    Congratulations, Scott...you are touting Joey Cora of the outfield.

  • Reply to

    Miguel Sano

    by Matthew Apr 14, 2016 5:32 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 5:54 PM Flag

    Yes...he is another Adam Dunn.

  • Reply to

    Pagan

    by Scott Apr 14, 2016 4:03 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 5:00 PM Flag

    Elite production? For 10 days?

    This is why I utilize 162 game averages. You can view the entire body of work, pared down to a standardized timeframe for all players, in one snapshot.

    Here are Pagan's MLB 162 game averages:
    85 R, 9 HR, 58 RBI, 26 SB, .281 BA

    In other words...you have a fairly boring player who is on a rapid decline as he has not scored more than 56 R, nor hit more than 5 HR, nor stolen more than 16 bases, in a season since 2012.

    Congratulations...you sure know how to pick'em!!!

  • Reply to

    Pagan

    by Scott Apr 14, 2016 4:03 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 4:58 PM Flag

    Hot for 10 days? Any hitter can get hot for 10 days. Any MLB hitter can get hot for a month. Above average MLB hitters can get hot for an entire season (even Brady Anderson).

    However, Angel Pagan has NEVER been "hot" in his entire MLB career.

    Statistically his Pagan's best season was 2010 when he had this sparkling line:
    80 R, 11 HR, 69 RBI, 37 SB, .290 BA

    The only season in which he even got MVP votes was 2012 when he put up this line:
    95 R, 8 HR, 56 RBI, 29 SB, .288 BA

    That is the BEST you can hope for...unless you believe in 162 game averages that show:
    85 R, 9 HR, 58 RBI, 26 SB, .281 BA

    In other words...you have a fairly boring player who is on a rapid decline as he has not scored more than 56 R, nor hit more than 5 HR, nor stolen more than 16 bases, in a season since 2012.

    Congratulations...you sure know how to pick'em!!!

  • Reply to

    Pagan

    by Scott Apr 14, 2016 4:03 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 4:45 PM Flag

    So...a guy who has relied on speed to maintain his major league career is now 34 years old and has arthritis in both knees.

    What next? A power hitter with wrist and back problems?

    Tell me more...I'm listening.

  • Reply to

    Pagan

    by Scott Apr 14, 2016 4:03 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 4:44 PM Flag

    If this were a 32 team league with 25 player rosters then he might be a solid bench bat (you know...like in real MLB).

    However, for fantasy baseball where the average league utilizes less than 1/3rd of MLB talent...Pagan is not a rosterable commodity.

    Please, please, please...share your player evaluation metrics.

    Right now...I have Jean Segura and Angel Pagan up the middle on your team. What next? Eugenio Suarez and Mark Trumbo at the corners?

  • Reply to

    Comments about a trade

    by Eric Apr 14, 2016 1:27 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 4:41 PM Flag

    Who is the hell would take Gennett and Sanchez for Carpenter? Do you personally know the other managers in this league?

  • Reply to

    Pagan

    by Scott Apr 14, 2016 4:03 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 4:30 PM Flag

    You're pumping a guy with 53 MLB HR in over 1,000 MLB games? Really? A 34 year old "speedster" with declining stolen base totals, no power, and a poor home hitting environment that batted just .262 last season?

    Tell me more about how you make your fantasy baseball player valuations...I'm listening.

  • Reply to

    Would You Trade Trumbo for Stroman in a Roto League?

    by Jamie Apr 14, 2016 12:18 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 4:27 PM Flag

    Crass,

    Faulty logic and voodoo math don't do you any good.

    HR and RBI are just two of five standard fantasy hitting stats.

    To get those numbers Trumbo would:

    1) Have to have a full time starting MLB gig
    2) Have to have a reasonable expectation of batting 4th or 5th the entire season

    He has neither. Additionally, those HR and RBI totals would come with below replacement level numbers in BA (.252) and SB (5).

    All that means that Trumbo is not worth owning...not even in a 10 team league.

    Keep trying, Skippy.

  • Reply to

    Would You Trade Trumbo for Stroman in a Roto League?

    by Jamie Apr 14, 2016 12:18 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 3:34 PM Flag

    Crass,

    The chronology of the thread shows you as a "Johnny come lately" that only made a comment tangential to mine.

    Seeing how Jamie is the original poster you could have made your comment directly to his original post. As such, you denial of commenting on my commentary is DENIED.

    Care to try again, Skippy?

  • Reply to

    Would You Trade Trumbo for Stroman in a Roto League?

    by Jamie Apr 14, 2016 12:18 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 2:48 PM Flag

    Crass,

    I agreed with BJD 2 hours ago...which is 1 hour before you chimed in to disagree. As such, the chronology of the thread reveals that you followed me and commented on my commentary.

    You lose, Skippy.

    Try again!

  • Reply to

    Would You Trade Trumbo for Stroman in a Roto League?

    by Jamie Apr 14, 2016 12:18 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 2:35 PM Flag

    Jamie just wants someone to stroke his ego.

    Surprisingly enough...Crass is just the right person to do that.

  • Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 2:34 PM Flag

    None. They are all lousy pitchers on lousy teams.

  • Reply to

    Justin Turner or Jake Lamb?

    by Joey Apr 14, 2016 4:19 AM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 2:34 PM Flag

    Turner by a mile.

  • Reply to

    Braun for Felix

    by Nando Apr 14, 2016 12:14 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 2:33 PM Flag

    The only thing that is consistently awful is your assessment of fantasy baseball players (Gardner) and the management of your fantasy baseball team.

    When in these forums pay special attention to those that continually ask for help (you) and those that typically answer questions (me).

    One person knows what they are doing and the other is clueless...er...consistently awful.

  • Reply to

    WHO NEEDS A THIRD BASEMAN ?

    by A Yahoo! User Apr 13, 2016 5:22 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 2:30 PM Flag

    Once again...another in the legion of fools that merely follows me around to comment on my commentary.

    What a surprise!?!

  • Reply to

    Braun for Felix

    by Nando Apr 14, 2016 12:14 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 12:52 PM Flag

    Neither Soler, nor Gardner, nor Buxton have any fantasy baseball value this season (unless you are in a 30 team league).

  • Reply to

    Braun for Felix

    by Nando Apr 14, 2016 12:14 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 12:52 PM Flag

    I can't believe that there are idiots telling you to take a AL pitcher on a lousy team over a five category contributing OF bat.

    Ryan Braun just completed a "down year" in which he had the most SB of anybody that hit at least 25 HR finishing 4th overall in MLB in power/speed number.

    Braun's 2015 line was:
    87 R, 25 HR, 84 RBI, 24 SB, .285 BA

    Compare Braun's 2015 to McCutchen's 2015 line of:
    91 R, 23 HR, 93 RBI, 11 SB, .292 BA

    Braun is/was statistically better than McCutchen. Nobody would remotely suggest that a lousy AL pitcher is better than McCutchen and yet mouth breathing idiots are telling you to take an AL pitcher with arm problems over Braun. STOP THE FANTASY BASEBALL WORLD...I WANT TO GET OFF.

    Don't be a sheep.

  • Reply to

    Would You Trade Trumbo for Stroman in a Roto League?

    by Jamie Apr 14, 2016 12:18 PM
    Dick Strong Dick Strong Apr 14, 2016 12:42 PM Flag

    BJD is correct in that neither player should be owned in a 10 team league.

    However, Trumbo is a lousy option in any league and Stroman at least has the redeeming value of having the most potent MLB bats backing him. His ratios won't be the best so you will probably lose value in 3 out of the 4 standard pitching categories where he contributes (K, ERA, and WHIP) but he should be good for some Ws.

    Either way...I wouldn't own Trumbo in any league with less than 20 teams and Stroman should only be owned in H2H leagues with 14 or more teams.

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