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- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 22, 2016 12:43 PM Flag
He looks better for sure. If he keeps his K's down and puts the ball in play he could hit .280, maybe post an OBP of .320 which might keep him in leadoff role and thus lead to 80+R and 30+ SB. The power is not real and won't last, and he has a lot of risk obviously. But hey, you got him for free so enjoy it while it lasts!
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 22, 2016 12:38 PM Flag
If he doesn't get on base he can't steal, he can't score Runs, after 600 PAs a .222 avg and .270 OBP screams 4th OF on a team, not 4th OF in 12 team fantasy. He could improve, but I just don't see it.
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 20, 2016 7:38 PM Flag
Stroman side. Though I'm intriqued by Happ's success last 10+ starts and there seems to be something behind it I'm still not 100% buying it
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 20, 2016 7:37 PM Flag
Smyly, Velasquez, Moore. Even in his best days Moore's BBs were over 4. Coming off of Tommy John where control is usually difficult I'm not confident in sustained consistent success. He's benefitted from a soft CLE squad and a scuffling White Sox team where Abreu and Frazier aren't hitting.
For those that have not played a lot, here is a perfect example of 'it's early' and not to worry too much yet.
15 team dynasty league, my team is currently in 5th place. However, the contrast between numbers is starting. Pitching I am leading the league in W, K, ERA and WHIP with 13Ws, 163Ks (in 143IP), 1.7 ERA and 0.9 WHIP. Those numbers will go lower today as I have Sale pitching. In addition to Sale I have Smyly, Carrasco, Velasquez, Zimmerman and Ray. Darvish DL and Berrios NA. RP Castro, Dyson, Colome, Rondon, Siegrist n Vizcaino.
Conversely I have 2's in R, Avg, 2.5 in SB and 3 in OPS. D'arnaud, Frazier, A. Russell, Betts, Grichuk, Eaton, Souza, Dickerson, Freeman have all struggled. Only really Belt, Panik, Odur doing well. Pollock DL.
I am sure the pitching will regress quite a bit. Last year the ERA winner was 3.16 and whip 1.15 and K's 1479 (1450IP cap). I am sure the hitting will get better. Hopefully the hitting improves more than the pitching falls off.
Sometimes this early in the season you are bound to have one or two teams where everything is going right, and one or two teams where everything is going wrong. Have patience, the more you flip the penny to closer to 50/50 the results get.
- Reply to Bodacious Apr 20, 2016 9:15 AMSlappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 20, 2016 1:47 PM Flag
None of those will finish in the top 25. Smyly has the best chance to finish high amoung P and batters Bruce, Story and White.
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 20, 2016 1:43 PM Flag
I'd go Colome. Madson seems to be doing quite well, and Boxberger is out for a while and wasn't dominating last year so if Colome does great he could get saves through at least May/June if not longer.
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 19, 2016 8:17 PM Flag
Just for kicks, K% last year for all above:
Story : 39% (this year)
One of these is not like the others...Perhaps you meant to say Chris Davis (31% last year) or Michael Taylor (30.9%) or Kris Bryant (30.6%) or Ian Desmond (29.2%). Story could improve, hell if he ends up like Chris Davis at SS that would be awesome! Or, He could be like Ian Desmond last year, which is probably more likely. He could always improve plate discipline, it's not easy but it's been done before.
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 19, 2016 7:18 PM Flag
hmmm seems you are pretty set. I would say all you have is better than heyward, though I don't think heyward should be on waivers in a 12 team league
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 19, 2016 7:16 PM Flag
Panik. He's a .300 hitter, he hits at the top of the order, and he's got 10-15HR pop. Of course, he wont offer SB like Deshields.
- Slappytheclown Slappytheclown Apr 19, 2016 1:42 PM Flag
I think you hold Upton for now but...i don't own him anywhere and his spike in K rate early in the year is concerning.
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