Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- TK from LA TK from LA Sep 6, 2014 10:33 PM Flag
No need to have 2 defenses, IMO, but your receivers do not need the help at this point. Britt would be your #5 WR, and would not get playing time until bye week.
Whom to start (12 teams, H2H, PPR but only 0.75 PPR). The choices are Davonte Freeman (Atl), Lamar Miller (Mia), or DeAndre Hopins (Hou). This selection could make the difference this week.
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 12, 2014 5:20 PM Flag
Shoemaker is the safer call, since Pineda has not pitched in 4 months - what is he going to be like when he returns? Shoemaker is a decent, reliable starter, who has posted a 3.53 FIP and K's a batter an inning.
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 12, 2014 5:13 PM Flag
Smyly - very good lefty, deals in the low 90's, plus control. Tampa is an okay park - favors hitters, but not like some AL bandboxes. I would rank them Smyly, Odirizzi and stay away from Hughes - his flyball rate means he is always a risk to give up 3 HR and 6 runs. Pass.
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 12, 2014 3:43 PM Flag
I like Odorizzi's stuff, no doubt, since the kid can deal. Are Elias from the M's or B. McCarthy available? They are dealing the past month, and are posting FIP's below 2.80.
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 12, 2014 3:39 PM Flag
Don't like Wada. Soft#$%$, gets hammered after something like 50 pitches. Gives up a .540 OPS in his first 50 pitches, but 51 and after, OPS against is over .900. I am guessing that is because he is a nibbler, and batters have a better approach after seeing him 1-2x. Shoemaker has a 3.53 FIP and fans nearly a batter an inning. He is not overpowering, but deals at 91-92 mph with good command.
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 12, 2014 3:32 PM Flag
He left last night's game with shoulder discomfort, after dealing at 91-92 mph and getting crushed by a Pirates line-up lacking McCutchen and Walker. In a non-keeper, I look for a replacement at this point ... the peripherals are not kind to him (4.76 ERA, 4.07 FIP, 4.37 xFIP, 4.35 SIERA, velocity down 2.5 mph from 2011, and nearly 1.0 mph from last season).
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 12, 2014 3:16 PM Flag
Solid response, Harry - and you are the newest convert to advanced stats (BABIP, HR/FB rate, line drive rate, BB/K for batters and FIP, xFIP and BB/K rate for pitchers.
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 11, 2014 6:23 PM Flag
Do you remember the Rizzo debate before the season started, where some (me) stated that Rizzo had value, was in a very good position in the order, played in a good hitter's park, was killed by BABIP last year, and looked like a good 1st baseman who could be obtained in the 9th round? And a lot of others insisted - INSISTED - that he sucked based on "162 game averages"?
- TK from LA TK from LA Aug 6, 2014 12:03 AM Flag
I have Longoria at 3B and Billy Butler at CI. Butler has heated up of late, and the peripherals on him said he was due to hit a lot better than what he did the first 3 months so I dealt for him at the end of June. I could not rotate Butler and Wright at CI or Util, depending on who is hot.
Manager in 12-team, dual league roto format with OBP rather than BA just cut Wright. I am not going to let him go to another team. I have saved my waiver spot - moved up from number 5 at the beginning of the season - for a move like this. I will cut a 7th SP'er (really skimped on IP earlier in year so that I could use 7 starting pitchers the last 2 months), James Paxton.
Yes, yes, Wright has struggled. But who the hell else could put up the counting stats like him? My waiver position does me no good if I don't use the damn thing. Any reason not to use?
- TK from LA TK from LA Jul 13, 2014 1:33 PM Flag
Yeah? Well, what happens if your current first 5 1st baseman all go on the DL or switch to soccer? What then? That is why I always go 6-deep at each position.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 28, 2014 3:26 PM Flag
Granderson is death in BA leagues. In a very deep OBP league, or OPS league, he has a little value. But outside of NL-only or 15 teams or more, he is waiver material. Trout, meanwhile, is incredible.
You want to know what it takes to get Trout? In my 12 team, 8-keeper league, I dealt Bautista, Carlos Gomez and Cliff Lee to get Trout.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 9, 2014 6:06 PM Flag
I hear 'ya, David. I participate in 10-team, NL only league. Turner is not going to take time from Uribe once Uribe gets healthy, since Uribe is premium defensive player. I think Harrison still plays some against lefties, either at 3B (in place of Alvarez), or a few games in RF. He may start 2x per week once Polanco comes up. I would dump Turner and replace him with Valbuena, since Valbuena (1) plays, (2) gets on base (his BB rate is astonishing), (3) qualifies at a ton of positions, (4) hits in a decent spot in the order, and (5) plays in a good hitter's park.
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