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- Dick Strong Dick Strong Jan 25, 2016 12:17 PM Flag
Goldschmidt is definitely the preferred option over Trout and Harper. Hell...he actually steals bases. As such, he was #2 in power/speed number for MLB in 2015 (he was also #2 on the Diamondbacks...thank you A. J. Pollock).
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 9, 2016 12:50 PM Flag
Both Sano and Bogaerts should be starting fantasy bats on somebody's roster on any team in a league with 10 or more teams. Both Hosmer and Rendon are marginally acceptable starters in fantasy baseball.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 2, 2016 5:17 PM Flag
I might be suffering from the cognitive bias of recency. I owned Maybin last year and he was magnificent until he got hurt in the second half. He was more fun to own than Carlos Gomez last year. His HR and BA totals were the best of his career last year. I think he finally hit his stride and it was great to watch last year.
We shall see.
I have landed him in a few mock drafts in round 22 and 23.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 6, 2016 1:04 PM Flag
Remember...you get -3 per AB and just +10 for a hit. As such, all of your hitters need to hit .300 to break even. Thus, your focus really needs to be on guys that WALK A TON and have a high ISO because you really only get points if they hit a 2B, 3B, or HR.
Your pitchers simply need to eat innings. If they pitch 200+ innings the strikeouts will come. Just try to get pitchers on NL teams as the NL team typically score fewer runs and that will mitigate the ER damage.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Dec 17, 2015 4:15 PM Flag
Unless Bryant can put up at 25/25 season while batting .280, the answer is Arenado even with his lack of SB. Since you are in a points league you aren't trying to fill buckets it is all about the points and Arenado should have a healthy advantage there. With the changes in Chicago, Bryant may be a bottom third of the order hitter while Arenado will be a middle of the order compiler of stats.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Jan 27, 2016 6:06 PM Flag
I understand what a dynasty league is. However, "dynasty" leagues and "keeper" leagues have various rules. Keeper leagues often have limitations on how long players can be kept. This limitation is not often seen in dynasty leagues but it may apply.
Similarly, there is a tipping point or pivot point that JAH is using for calculating player value. Either he is looking at 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, or some other term for determining way player A will have more value than player B over the implied period.
Interesting that you lack the mental fortitude to understand these rudimentary observations.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 2, 2016 5:08 PM Flag
I don't know about all that.
I do know that he is a 28 year old that is in his physical prime and a career .300+ MLB hitter that had 53 XBH (10 triples) to go with 9 SB in just 462 AB last year. The guy is an OBP and XBH machine that is going to be batting cleanup in a hitter friendly environment behind Pollock and Goldschmidt. Call it what you want but he has a career .800+ OPS and nearly had a .900 OPS last year. I'm buying.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Jan 12, 2016 6:05 PM Flag
Kershaw and Encarnacion would be the way to go.
SP have little or no value in shallow H2H.
Encarnacion isn't well rounded enough to have decent value in H2H.
Sell both to someone who values names and not numbers.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 5, 2016 9:26 PM Flag
The punch line is that I drafted Chris Davis. I HATE CHRIS DAVIS. However, I love position eligibility so I actually kept him on my draft list (instead of excluding him) because he was eligible at both 1B and OF. I felt that I could sell him to someone and get what I wanted.
I usually shy away from 1B but this year I had the #2 overall draft position and took Goldschmidt. Votto also fell to me so I was overloaded at 1B. Both Goldschmidt and Votto steal double digit bases so Davis had to go.
I unloaded the overrated Davis and picked up the underrated Cain. Cain has 30/30 potential written all over him and 20/20 should be a given. I like that better than Davis' best of 40/5. Additionally, I got rid of the still injured Darvish who is also an AL arm in a hitter friendly park and picked up deGrom who is not injured and a NL arm.
That is called a win-win.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong Feb 1, 2016 3:52 PM Flag
I really like Eddie Rosario, Brandon Phillips, Will Myers, and Josh Harrison this season.
Also high on my list are Adam Eaton, Christian Yelich, David Peralta, Stephen Piscotty, Randal Grichuk and Gregory Polanco.
Michael Taylor will play himself into a starting role in Washington and Dexter Fowler will have a HUGE year.
- Dick Strong Dick Strong 22 hours ago Flag
Feel free to not entertain this discussion...just remember that in 124 games last season Canha had:
61 R, 16 HR, 70 RBI, 7 SB, .254 BA
That had him on pace for this line over 162 games:
80 R, 21 HR, 91 RBI, 9 SB, .254 BA
Canha is a career .285 hitter over 496 minor league games with 68 HR in those 496 games. That is about 21 HR per 162.
His one and only full season in AAA he put up the following line in just 127 games:
83 R, 20 HR, 82 RBI, 3 SB, .303 BA
The talent is real.
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