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- Reply to Mick T May 30, 2014 9:36 PMTK from LA TK from LA May 31, 2014 9:15 PM Flag
Trout did not really get hot last year until the middle of May. From May 14 to the end of 2013, he posted astonishing numbers: 85 R, 21 HR, 72 RBI, 94 BB, .337/.459/.577.
Oh, and he is now 22 years old. He is the same age as college seniors.
So, no, I don't find his "trends" troubling. I find his trend in hitting HR's, scoring R's, driving in runs, and stealing bases to be quite favorable.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:28 PM Flag
The Lucroy/Peralta side wins this trade so massively, and given that you are involved in running both teams, that I suspect a veto would follow the deal. Unless you are also the commissioner, I guess.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:30 PM Flag
Kinsler is the best player in the trade. Non-keeper, so Kuroda's age and Altuve's youth are meaningless. Team B wins since "whoever gets the best player in a deal - dual league, 12 teams or less - wins the trade."
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:34 PM Flag
Who produces more - Cutch + Hunter or Melky + Pence? I say the former, since they are likely to finish the year with a combined 40 HR, 200 R, 35 SB, 170 RBI, .300 average. I think Melky and Pence give lower SB, R and BA, and are not going to surpass the HR and RBI totals by much.
- TK from LA by TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:49 PM Flag
Hammel has posted 6 W, 62 K's, 2.78 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. Yes, zero-point-eight-freaking-seven WHIP. He is currently ranked as the 31st best player in fantasy baseball - not starting pitchers, or pitchers, but all fantasy baseball. He is currently ranked the 10th best SP'er in fantasy baseball, ahead of guys like Wacha, Sonny Gray, Mad-Bum, Scherzer, Beckett and on and on.
Will he continue at that elite level? Who freaking cares? You get an elite-level SPer off the FA wire, if you know what to look for, instead of using an 8th round selection. Yeah, FIP and xFIP, league change, etc. - use the information.
- Reply to TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:49 PMTK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 8:48 PM Flag
You already received elite pitching for 1/3 of the season. You get a free Porsche, don't #$%$ about it not being a convertible.
- Reply to TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:49 PMTK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 8:50 PM Flag
Of course there is a point. The debate over Hammel's good start led to two very contrary positions:
The argument that his career ERA meant he should not be owned, and the evidence from those who rely on advanced stats like FIP and xFIP, pointing out that he was a decent candidate to be productive, particularly in light of the move from the AL East to the NL Central.
And I guess you thought that the topic was worthwhile, since you commented on it - no?
- 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.
- 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 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.
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 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.
- 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 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 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 3:39 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.
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