Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 3, 2015 7:59 AM Flag
You are set at all of them. You have two players that cover all three positions and you have the ability to add a quality person for the third position at any time during the draft (or season). You are set at all three.
Roster management and common sense are not your forte.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 5:03 PM Flag
It does not matter whether you can use him at the same time.
With Cabrera covering 1B or 3B and Rendon covering 2B or 3B you are set at 1B, 2B, and 3B. Later in the draft you can take the best available player at 1B, 2B, or 3B to fill the spot not occupied by Rendon or Cabrera. For example...you can wait and take Utley in round 12 to play 2B. Or you can wait and take Steve Pearce in round 20 to play 1B. Having both Cabrera and Rendon means you are set at 1B, 2B, and 3B.
Deal with it, Skippy.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 3:39 PM Flag
Take 5th. The difference between 5th, 7th, and 8th is negligible.
I took Trout #1 overall in my draft and traded him for Dickerson and Rendon.
If Cabrera is there for your 5th pick...take him. I cannot believe someone would take Stanton over Cabrera. I can see McCutchen, Trout, and Goldschmidt...but not Stanton. If Rendon falls to you in round two you are set at 1B, 2B, and 3B and then you can look to add Desmond if he is available to you in the 3rd round. From there you can have a field day with OF. However, it is roto so you would need to address your pitching earlier than in H2H.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 3:17 PM Flag
With the stat categories you have (FPCT/OPS/BB/K) that are outside the norms you need to go heavy on 1B and OF. The OF will help you in all the standard 5x5 and the 1B will help you with OPS and fielding percentage.
For pitchers you have way too many categories but you should go heavy with RP...any RP...since you have categories that are outside the norms such as HLD/NSV/OBPA. Go for high K/9 RPs...any of them.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 12:05 PM Flag
The best outfield value plays this season are:
1) Starling Marte
2) Steven Souza
3) Kevin Kiermaier
4) Gregory Polanco
5) A. J. Pollock
6) Avisail Garcia
7) Scott Van Slyke
* wild cards go to Arismendy Alcantara, Mookie Betts, and Steve Pearce
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 12:01 PM Flag
Has anyone taken a serious look at Polanco? His minor league stats are absolutely amazing and rival those of Joc Pederson. Pederson had time to marinate in the minors presumably because he needed more seasoning. Polanco was rushed through the minors (similar to how Chase Utley, Jackie Robinson, and Willie Mays)
You know...if you double Polanco's 2014 stat line in 89 games from last year of:
.235 BA, 50 R, 7 HR, 33 RBI, 14 SB (277 AB)
That turns into:
.235 BA, 100 R, 14 HR, 66 RBI, 28 SB (554 AB)
That compares favorably to Carlos Gomez's 2014 line of:
.285 BA, 95 R, 23 HR, 73 RBI, 34 SB (574 AB)
Sans the batting average he is on a Carlos Gomez trajectory. Polanco hit well at every level so the batting average should come up in later years. Additionally, power comes with age and he should see a decent jump after his off season workouts with Starling Marte. Combine all of this with the fact that Polanco is projected to bat 2nd this season (behind Harrison and in front of McCutchen) then he should see plenty of good pitches to hit and provide not just great run totals but also great RBI totals...and that projection is using his lousy .235 BA...imagine if he hits .275!!!
- Reply to KXL Mar 1, 2015 3:40 PMDick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 5:43 AM Flag
Franco is good...but you can wait for him to clear waivers. I don't think there are 13 folks in your league clamoring for his services at this time. If I am wrong...who cares? You missed out on an unproven rookie.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Mar 2, 2015 5:41 AM Flag
Oops...I read your post incorrectly. I thought you said premium pitcher. You said "premium catcher".
There is no such thing.
Posey is the best fantasy baseball catcher. However, his stats and worth are barely more than Carlos Santana, Yan Gomes, or Devin Mesoraco. And those guys are barely better than Brian McCann or Russell Martin.
The difference between the top fantasy baseball catcher and the twelfth ranked fantasy baseball catcher are probably the smallest difference of any fantasy baseball position.
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