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This is my first auction draft I've done and I'm not sure how to approach it. Quick summary of the league settings, if a player is kept for the next season, add $5 to his previous season's value. Do guys generally get drafted cheaper in anticipation of this or is it just tough luck if you draft Trout for $50 and are paying $60 for him in 2 years?
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 18, 2015 10:34 AM Flag
I would consider dropping AJax for Keuchel maybe..... Duda is a 30HR guy when he makes contact which are hard to find on waivers. Who else is available for SPs in your league? in a 12 team non-keeper, there must be some decent options. Look for guys like Carlos Rodon (debut mid-season), Kevin Gausman, Carlos Martinez. Dont make a move yet, but keep an eye on them.... All likely to pitch well thus year
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 18, 2015 10:17 AM Flag
If Moncada hits, there's rumblings that he could be in the bigs by 2016. If he hits like he is "hyped" to, then he could be a BIG BIG fantasy asset. However that is the issue is the potential, just like with any other prospect. Other young cuban prospects have panned out faster than expected and are expected to be big fantasy pieces (Soler, Puig). I would say if you are a SP away from contending then probably pull the trigger. But keep in mind, if you lose this deal it's probably going to be a franchise changing trade for another manager. But i agree with countering with Moncada alone for Zimmerman. If he truely wants his he'll probably be stupid. Bats for pitchers is always a risky trade though.
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 3, 2015 3:29 PM Flag
I would say take the cueto for reyes. Then you're left with Tulo and Bogaerts at SS. If tulo stays healthy and Bogaerts hits then you'll be able to play Bogaerts at SS and Tulo will hit enough to still be super valuable in the UTL
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 3, 2015 3:27 PM Flag
Tulo, for sure. Cano will never hit in seattle like he did in new york. It's not the park or the lineup. There are other 2nd tier 2B you can get - kipnis, Gyorko, dozier
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 3, 2015 3:03 PM Flag
Why does everyone hate on Polanco so much? He's still better than Eaton and Pearce. Pearce is 29 and has been through waivers 3 or 4 times at least. He had a good 2nd half - don't expect him to replicate that.It's pretty clear who a guy like Eaton is right now and he's just too much of a 1-2 category guy. Polanco is 1 year removed from being a top talent. He'll adjust and have a better season. Definitely a post hype sleeper.
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 3, 2015 11:56 AM Flag
it's kind of an old rule of thumb to take the proven player especially if he is comparable to the potential of the prospect. I would say take the deal. BUT try to get secondary pieces that you actually want. Otherwise you'll just end up dropping them eventually and then the trade would just have been Price for walker straight up (which is still a steal)
Walker is a VERY good pitching prospect, but there are too many variables that can get in the way of his development. He's already been on the DL with a shoulder injury this past year (who's to say this wont be a chronic problem). Injuries or just plain ineffectiveness can get in the way of Walker reaching his (key word) potential. Walker's future is quite comparable to that of Price, so if it were me I would undoubtedly take the proven player. Everyone always wants the next hot prospect and quite frankly so few of them live up to the hype.
2 years ago I made a trade that I was hesitant about because I valued the hype of prospects too much. But it was a franchise changing trade for me. And it still hasn't worked out for the other team. I was a bottom feeder in my too focused on top prospects instead of players that would help me now. Too many of those picks flamed out
I traded Wil Myers, Oscar Taveras and Shelby Miller for Braun, Rizzo, Heyward, and Jameson Taillon. So far I clearly wont that trade. Myers hasn't lived up the the hype yet (granted I think he will get a good season eventually) Heyward was a good fast forward for Taveras potential (and we all know when happened in October). Taillon/Miller was a wash and Rizzo was a kicker that may turn out to be the best player in that deal.
Some people will do anything for prospects. Make the trade but try to get some pieces that you will use. Maybe bullpen or super utility type guys that have a track record. The odds of Reddick and Rois contributing much are slim. If this guy really wants Price, he'll pay for it..
- Kevin S Kevin S Mar 3, 2015 10:24 AM Flag
grab him when you get the chance but if he's low on the board he might get overlooked early for guys that are a better lock for producing this year. Everyone always tries to win year 1. If its an h2h league, fernandez has the potential to be a top 5 SP in the next 2 years but probably a top 20 for this year. point is, absolutely nab him earlier than everyone else would but dont overvalue the pick
Looking to shore up my 2B in my league. Deep H2H. I have Gyorko right now not sure if I should wait on him to see if he bounces back now that he's healthy. I looking for 20HR with a .250/.315/.400 slash line out of him this year. Guys i was looking to target are Wong and Pedroia (both on the same team). This manager is pretty starved for bats. I'm deep at C and SS (Posey, McCann, Grandal (hopeful sleeper), Andrus, Bogaerts).
Is it worth swinging a trade to shore up 2B or do i wait on Gyorko? Is a guy like McCann more valuable in a UTL spot than Wong/Pedroia/Gyorko if all 4 end up hitting this year?
Hitting categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, XBH
- Kevin S Kevin S Feb 20, 2015 3:52 PM Flag
Sorry but considering this is my field, you do need body fat. I never said you had to BE fat, but Mookie doesn't have the body type to add that much weight that quickly. It's not true that a skinny person can add muscle easier because they don't have a proper base to support the necessary cellular metabolism. He would need to eat a lot more than he is probably used to and that much more caloric intake would show up in fat. You can't simply add lean muscle like that. I'm sure your football friends were probably linemen so they already had fat. I've seen it happen too and more often than not it's to someone who already had body fat on them.
- Kevin S Kevin S Feb 20, 2015 10:29 AM Flag
still unlikely in that time frame.... 10-15 lbs is more believable... he doesn't have the body type to add that much muscle that quickly - he doesn't have high enough body fat % to do so.
- Kevin S Kevin S Feb 20, 2015 10:24 AM Flag
Your problem is, Betts isn't a 2B.... he'll be playing RF as long as Pedroia is in Boston. Put Betts in the outfield and he automatically becomes expendable.... he won't hit .350 over the course of a full season. Everyone is hyping him but no one knows what to expect from him.... He wasn't a top prospect, then all of a sudden hit in the high minors/50 game stint in the mlb. There's a chance Betts isn't even in the starting lineup for the BoSox if Victorino beats him in the position battle. He projects to his .280, 10HR, 50RBI and 15-20SB. That basically puts him in line with Christian Yelich (with less future power upside) who isn't much of a keeper yet. Your other 2 options aren't that great either though.
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