Brandon League 2013 OutlookCan he hold onto 9th inning duties?
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
C (2) Buster Posey, Brian McCann, Wilson Ramos
1B (2) Chris Davis, Mark Teixeira, Billy Butler
2B (2) Dustin Pedroia, Brandon Phillips
SS (2) Jose Reyes, JJ Hardy
3B (2) Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson, Chase Headley
OF (4) Bryce Harper, Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn, Kole Calhoun
SP (4) David Price, Matt Cain, Johnny Cueto, Yordano Ventura, Sonny Gray, Garrett Richards, Julio Teheran, Josh Beckett, Ian Kennedy, Michael Pineda, James Paxton
RP (2) Francisco Rodriguez, Joakim Soria
Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:32 PM
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
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.
Can Roster 10 SP's, Max 2 SP pickups per week
C: Travis d'Arnaud
1B: Freddie Freeman
2B: Martin Prado
SS: Jordy Mercer
3B: David Wright
IF: Mike Napoli
OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Melky Cabrera, Josh Hamilton, Shane Victorino
DH: Michael Morse, Christian Yelich
BN: Mark Teixeira
DL: Brandon Phillips, Troy Tulowitzki, Starling Marte
SP: Yu Darvish, Clayton Kershaw, Travis Wood, Aaron Harang, Jarred Cosart, Clay Buchholz, Tim Hudson, AJ Burnett, Wei-Yin Chen, Jeremy Hellickson, Alfredo Simon
RP: Aroldis Chapman, Huston Street, Santiago Casilla
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
C- Russell Martin
1B- Paul Goldschmidt
2B- Anthony Rendon
3B- Chase Headly
SS- Didi Gregorius
OF- Matt Kemp (DL) Logan Morrison
OF- Carlos Gonzales
UT- Nolan Arenado
BN-Adam Eaton, Scott Van Slyke, Jordany Valdespin, Derek Dietrich
SP- Matt Harvey, Shelby Miller, Gio Gonzalez, Wandy Rodriguez, Jacob Turner
, Joe Kelly, John Lannan
RP- Huston Street, Brandon League,Tony Cingrani
Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:43 PM
Edited by Doctor L, 14 May 2013 - 11:44 PM.
Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:32 AM
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 - 10:40 PM
RB- Reggie Bush/DMC
BN- DeAngelo, Alshon Jeffery, Helu, Kendall Wright, Ball, Michael Floyd
Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:48 PM