Brandon League 2013 Outlook
Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:10 PM
What kind of season do you expect/project from Brandon League?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:21 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:53 AM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:42 PM
Competitive 12 team league. Starting spots are in brackets; H2H and the RP category is S+H:
C (2) - Evan Gattis, Carlos Santana
1B (2) - Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Davis
2B (2) - Howie Kendrick, Brett Lawrie
3B (2) - Josh Donaldson, Xander Bogaerts
SS (2) - Ian Desmond, Jean Segura
IF (1) - Chase Headley, Kendrys Morales
OF (4) - Jason Heyward, Jayson Werth, Gregory Polanco, Travis Snider, Juan Lagares, Michael Saunders, Cameron Maybin
SP (6) - Matt Harvey, Carlos Carasco, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Colin McHugh, Drew Hutchison, Drew Pomerantz, Daniel Norris
RP (2) - Andrew Miller, Wade Davis, Tony Watson, Miguel Castro
Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:32 PM
Bump! Any new thoughts on League? He's been named Dodgers closer...can he keep the job all season?
I extremely doubt it. Jansen is just so much of a superior talent that the Dodgers would be foolish to stick with League too long if Kenley is healthy.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:09 PM
Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:55 AM
Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:45 AM
Hasn't pitched all week... did i miss an injury?
He was actually warming up there in the top of the 9th alongside Belasario. The announcer said that Belasario enters the game if it is still tied and if the Dodgers had taken the lead, then League would have been coming in.
14 Team League, H2H, Points Based System (Daily Lineup Changes)
Can Roster 10 SP's, Max 2 SP pickups per week
C: Yadier Molina
1B: Joe Mauer
2B: Jason Kipnis
SS: Starlin Castro
3B: Martin Prado
IF: Brandon Phillips
OF: Marlon Byrd, Carl Crawford, Angel Pagan, Torii Hunter
DH: Mike Napoli, Mark Canha
DL: Hunter Pence, Josh Hamilton
SP: Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, Jered Weaver, Michael Pineda, C.J. Wilson, A.J. Burnett, Wade Miley, CC Sabathia
RP: Aroldis Chapman, Edward Mujica, Joel Peralta, Wade Davis
DL: Kenley Jansen
Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:14 PM
8.9% K% is way down from his 17.5% career average ... SwStr % is way down from his career average (6.6% vs. 10.2%) and as a result batters are making contact at a ridiculous rate - 86.7% overall vs his 78.3% career average (93.9% in the zone vs. his 89.4% career average, 66.7% out of the zone vs. 53.4% career average). For context, this Contact% is 6th-worst among RPs with >=10 IP, and his SwStr% ranks about 165th within the same pool.
The .237 BABIP has helped him (.284 career average BABIP) and fortunately he hasn't been walking guys (only 1 BB in 11 IP)...then again, of course you won't be walking guys when everyone is making contact.
As batters continue to make contact at a similar rate, you would expect that BABIP to rise and bad things to ensue. Yes, it's been a small sample size, but owners are already worried about having Jensen in the wings.
I'm targeting Niese/Bailey/Minor in an NL-only and hoping that their owners don't see the same stats.
Edited by inrihab, 04 May 2013 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:38 PM
PG- Chris Paul
SG- Kemba Walker
G - Mike Connley
SF- Chandler Parsons
PF - David West
F - Ersan Illysova
C - Marcin Gortat
C - Alex Len
UT - Bradley Beal
UT - Kelly Olynk
Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:43 PM
Edited by Doctor L, 14 May 2013 - 11:44 PM.
Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:32 AM
finished! Another reminder to never pay for saves! ugghhh!,
he was just about the cheapest closer going in drafts due to everyone knowing he would lose the job eventually. Only MarmLol and Veras went after him of opening day closers.
I agree though; never pay for saves!
Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:39 PM
I don't own him, but it sure seems like he's a bad closer.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:48 PM