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matt k 85 posts  |  Last Activity: May 22, 2016 5:37 PM Member since: Apr 28, 2009
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    Need Holds

    by MSP May 22, 2016 8:30 AM
    matt k matt k May 22, 2016 5:37 PM Flag

    doolittle is on oakland...he's not bad, good sneak into the closer role depending on Madsen. you have a f ton of closers BTW

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    Should I drop Francisco Cervelli?

    by Methuen May 22, 2016 1:16 AM
    matt k matt k May 22, 2016 5:31 PM Flag

    Non-OBP league and it's kind of whatever. OBP league and you stick with Cervelli obviously. Hermann isn't some ready-to-breakout star, he's never shown power that his 5 HR this year would suggests he has (career high in the minors is 10, he hit 6 in 450 AB b/w AAA and MLB in 2013, 5 in 2014, 3 last year in 200 ABs etc.)

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    Tulo for Harvey

    by paul May 22, 2016 11:32 AM
    matt k matt k May 22, 2016 5:20 PM Flag

    yeah I'd probably do it...though might want to try to get a mid-level piece +harvey first based solely on tulo showing signs of busting out while harvey is not.

    Still think tulo is likely a .220 hitter ROS, but 20 HR.

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    Puig

    by Adrian G May 16, 2016 5:59 PM
    matt k matt k May 20, 2016 3:36 PM Flag

    8 teamer and yeah, id drop him too.

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    ROS value (Kang/Dozier)

    by Diz May 20, 2016 2:39 PM
    matt k matt k May 20, 2016 3:35 PM Flag

    projections? ok..

    Kang: 17 HR, 50 runs, 50 RBI, 3 SB, .260, .330 OBP

    Dozier: 17 HR, 60 runs, 50 RBI, 8 SB, .235, .315 OBP

    Fairly similar players...dozier got a hot streak in him that'll boost his power numbers from where they are now.

    I'll take Kang if I'm picking one. I'm buying his power increase--potentially could reach 25 HR this year.

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    Last move of the week

    by matt k May 18, 2016 10:54 PM
    matt k matt k May 20, 2016 2:50 PM Flag

    Yes, but IP and QS negates full RP strategies a bit as well....you can go heavy RP but probably lose those categories...... categories we have just add different strategies (IP/QS/ERA/WHIP/Kper9/Sv)

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    Last move of the week

    by matt k May 18, 2016 10:54 PM
    matt k matt k May 20, 2016 1:46 AM Flag

    Hence why Will Harris WAS a strong option for me...missed the chance, he's been snagged.

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    Last move of the week

    by matt k May 18, 2016 10:54 PM
    matt k matt k May 20, 2016 1:45 AM Flag

    yes...some teams have 4-5 closers.

    K/9 adds different strategies to the mix..some loaded up on closers early in the draft by overdrafting them....this is an extremely active league buddy, closers or their next in line are tough to come by.

    for example, sam dyson has been owned for weeks in this league(named closer yesterday). Both Will Harris and Ken Giles are owned in Houston.

    Benoit, Neris,Nick Vincent etc are ones I'm considering speculating on.

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    Last move of the week

    by matt k May 18, 2016 10:54 PM
    matt k matt k May 19, 2016 4:46 PM Flag

    Perkins on DL. 12 team league. No one else.

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    Last move of the week

    by matt k May 18, 2016 10:54 PM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 11:06 PM Flag

    Lawrie is a waiver--wouldn't pass until saturday.

  • A: Sonny Gray, Eugenio Suarez

    B: Trevor Story, Jason Heyward

    No batting average and no wins. Categories are R/HR/RBI/NetSB/OBP/Slug and IP/SV/ERA/WHIP/Kper9/QS

  • Only can make 1 more move this week. Do I:
    1) Add Brett Lawrie who was just dropped for Brock Holt

    2) Add Will Harris for Jesse Hahn to speculate on some saves.

    I currently have NO closer (glen perkins is on my DL). I have zobrist/correa/jake lamb/villar/jung-ho kang at my 2b/ss/3b/MI/CI positions respectively. This league does NOT use batting average----is H2H 12-team league using OBP/Slug% and QS/Kper9.

    That .340/.430 OBP/Slug from Lawrie looks enticing.....I don't care that he#$%$ .250

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    just traded rizzo hear me out

    by John Giordano May 16, 2016 11:20 PM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 3:06 PM Flag

    Exactly! EE for those 2 would have a good deal. Instead chose to sell low on a superstar player having a great year. LOL

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    just traded rizzo hear me out

    by John Giordano May 16, 2016 11:20 PM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 3:02 AM Flag

    I hear you, but your valuation is just too low.

    Rizzo likely final season #s: .275 BA, 35 HR (and 40 wouldnt shock me), 110 runs, 115 rbi He's a prime-age stud boasting a .400 OBP in a stacked lineup.

    Kemps likely final season #s: .260BA, 25HR, 75 runs, 90 RBI. He's a post-prime player on a team with an anemic offense in a terrible hitting ballpark.

    So you lost 15 points of BA, 10 HR, 30 runs, 25 RBI.

    Look, are you screwed? No. Hell your team may be better off for it as SP was a need. But the point is that you did not receive equal value in return. Especially this early in the year, your goal needs to be maximize value in trades. At end of year it's a little more justifiable to 'lose' a trade value wise in order to fit a need and improve your overall team. But this early? No rush to sell pieces without getting max value.

    Think about where these guys would be drafted. Rizzo's a sure-fire 1st rounder. The guys you got--probably no better than a 5th round (degrom).

    Speaking of Degrom, the era is still there so far but there's definite concerns. His velocity is down 2.5 mph, his K's have disappeared (5.75 K/9 compared to 9.66 K/9 last year), Hard hit % is up....look he's good enough that he can still be pretty good without the overpowering stuff. But there's probably around 15 SP that would be more highly valued at this point.

    Pomeranz is solid, but likely more of a mid-3 ERA with good K type pitcher ROS than what hes been thus far.

    Plain and simple, you should have just targetted a higher-end 'ace' than degrom for a 1st-round stud like rizzo.

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    Trust Tulo and Sonny in this trade??

    by Steve May 18, 2016 2:04 AM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 2:33 AM Flag

    I'm holding correa, and I love D Price (he's still a stud). Sonny Gray looks lost, control is outta whack--he's obv better than he's been but peripherial #'s don't scream he's in for a big bounceback (unlike Price). Brandon Crawford is pretty meh---fine, but nothing spectacular--- .250/15ish HR/60 runs/65 RBI

    And this is a keeper league? Yeah, no thanks.

    Honestly, im not sold on Tulo and even sold-lowish on him a few weeks back. .235, 20ish HR, 65ish runs, 70ish RBI is what I'd expect. Coupled with the obv injury risk and he's nothing guaranteed or great.

    Food for thought....Tulo's #s since joining Toronto: 79 games, 300 at bats .220 batting average, .305ish OBP, .385ish slug%. 13 HR, 37 RBI, 45 runs.

    I expect him to be better than his #s with toronto have thus far been, but ready to become anything close to that superstar SS again? Nope.

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    Puig

    by Adrian G May 16, 2016 5:59 PM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 1:46 AM Flag

    What size league you in that you're dropping puig? 12 teamer and I'm super low on him, but even I'm not dropping. We get near end of June and he's this bad--yeah I'd be considering it

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    Puig

    by Adrian G May 16, 2016 5:59 PM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 1:45 AM Flag

    You were big winner in that deal, BIG. Puig over Cespedes, no way! If Puig returns to early-career form (huge IF and extremely, extremely, extremely unlikely) hed be valued similarly as Cespedes depending on league categories. Even so, Cespedes will significantly out produce in power cats.

    Price will be the ace he was last year in no time at all...an ace with even better strikeouts! Him and Strasburg are similar, but I'd probably value price over him still

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    Waiver on Conforto?

    by Nexus May 17, 2016 9:01 PM
    matt k matt k May 18, 2016 1:35 AM Flag

    Yes. Though 10 team makes it a bit tougher.... All my leagues are 12 teasers so I can't really relate what types of ppl are on waivers in those leagues. Nonetheless, conforto is hitting .283/.357/.528 on the year and if pace continues he finishes with 26 HR and 90 RBI.

    Since call up last year, in 90 games and 298 ABs he#$%$ .275/.342/.507 with 15 HR and 47 RBI. He's 23, potential is there for even more.

    So yeah, add him.

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    Closer deal

    by matt k May 17, 2016 2:12 PM
    matt k matt k May 17, 2016 7:05 PM Flag

    BJ upton is someone I too have little faith in...but the #'s as well as the peripheral stats underneath those #'s both look very promising. SD will likely destroy any hope he has at continued fantasy relevance but for me he's a speculative add, nothing more.

    Also just added Adam Duvall--same thing, speculative. His power looks legit, but k's and plate discipline are not good. But 30 HR power was worth the add in my book.

    I'll reevaluate and drop who's necessary in upcoming days/weeks as I currently roster way too many OFers for only having 3 bench spots total on the team.

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    Closer deal

    by matt k May 17, 2016 2:12 PM
    matt k matt k May 17, 2016 3:53 PM Flag

    Keep in mind, the .370 OBP and .420 slug% plays much better in a league w/o batting average than in standard leagues....yet, yes, I am leaning towards no.

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