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The Race to .200 - 2014 Edition


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#1 vornporn

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

As of May 1st, these fantasy-relevant players are hitting under .200. Who will be the first to crack the magical barrier for good? Who will pull a B.J. Upton?

Curtis Granderson - .136
Mike Moustakas - .149
Carlos Santana - .151
Jedd Gyorko - .151
Chris Carter - .153
Raul Ibanez - .157
Pedro Alvarez - .172
Brad Miller - .174
Pablo Sandoval - .177
George Springer - .182
Chase Headley - .186
Brett Lawrie - .192
Carl Crawford - .194
Jhonny Peralta - .196
Will Venable - .198

10 team 6x6 (OPS, K/BB) w/ two keepers

C - Kyle Schwarber
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Robinson Cano (k)
3B - Nolan Arenado
SS - Xander Bogaerts
OF - Justin Upton (k)
OF - Bryce Harper
OF - Starling Marte
Util - Freddie Freeman
Bench - Billy Burns, Matt Duffy, Yasmani Grandal

SP - Sonny Gray, Jason Hammel, Jacob DeGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez
RP - Aroldis Chapman, Luke Gregerson, Arodys Vizcaino

 


#2 AnonymousRob

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:45 PM

Love this thread. So much fun. Great work!
Want help in your A/C threads? Give details!!! Keeper/dynasty/redraft, ppr, league size, who is on your roster, roto/H2H, scoring system, etc.

#3 smeeze

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

I really freakin hope it's Carlos Santana.

12 Team / Standard Scoring / 3 Keepers

 

QB

RB - Jeremy Hill

RB

WR - Julio Jones

WR - Demaryius Thomas 

WR

TE

K -

DST

 

BN


#4 KBronx17

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

Gyorko and Granderson should come around sooner rather than later. I'll predict .245 and .230 respectively.

12 Team H2H Dynasty 8x8

C Kyle Schwarber
1B Lucas Duda
2B Jose Altuve
3B Manny Machado
SS Wilmer Flores
LF Bryce Harper
CF Andrew McCutchen
RF Yasiel Puig
OF Billy Hamilton
Util Jorge Soler
Bench: C Travis D'Arnaud, RF Gregory Polanco, SS Francisco Lindor, 3B Miguel Sano

DL: 1B Miguel Cabrera

Starters: David Price, Madison Bumgarner, Francisco Liriano, Noah Syndergaard, Jake Odorizzi, Hisashi Iwakuma, Julio Teheran, Steven Matz
Relievers: Aroldis Chapman, Greg Holland


#5 jb_power

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:53 PM

I think these guys have a shot at finishing under the Mendoza line:

Curtis Granderson - .136
Mike Moustakas - .149
Chris Carter - .153
Carl Crawford - .194

#6 THall0890

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:15 PM

First to .200? I'd bet Alvarez or Santana.

#1 $$$ ESPN 10-Team-Mixed-Pts (7-12)

C: E Gattis
1B: M Cabrera, K Morales (Util)
2B: A Rendon, B Phillips (Util), J Panik (DL)
3B: M Sano
SS: B Crawford
OF: J Reddick, C Davis, G Parra, D Fowler (BN), A Jones (BN)

SP: S Gray, H Iwakuma, C Martinez, H Santiago, J Garcia, J Ross
RP: R Osuna, J Tolleson, S Casilla, A Vizcaino, B Ziegler

RIP: Wainwright, Werth, Arcia, Mejia, Nathan, Segura, Travis, Hamilton, Messoraco, Choo, Grilli, C Dickerson

#2 Yahoo 12-Team-Mixed-Pts (15-4)

C: B Posey

1B: E Encarnacion, K Morales (Util), L Duda (DL)

2B: I Kinsler

3B: A Rendon, Y Escobar (BN), M Franco (DL)

SS: C Correa

OF: C Gonzalez, J Reddick, C Granderson, G Parra (Util), C Maybin (BN)

SP: J Shields, M Tanaka, N Syndergaard, J Verlander, J Garcia

RP: J Familia, A Ramos, S Tolleson, A Miller, H Rondon, R Osuna

RIP: J Nathan, J Mejia, M Cain, D Travis, J Grilli


#7 FouLLine

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

Jhonny Peralta will beat everyone there by probably a full week. If not longer.

"Choosing between stats and scouting is like choosing between beer and tacos. In other words, its a choice nobody should have to make, since both are great and are perhaps even better when consumed together."

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:21 PM

Jhonny Peralta will beat everyone there by probably a full week. If not longer.


He's so close already.

"Choosing between stats and scouting is like choosing between beer and tacos. In other words, its a choice nobody should have to make, since both are great and are perhaps even better when consumed together."

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:21 PM

+1 for Paco...

10-team 5x5 ROTO re-draft

 

  C Travis D'Arnaud

1B Paul Goldschmidt

2B Ian Kinsler

3B Kris Bryant

SS Hanley Ramirez

CI  Joey Votto

MI  Jason Kipnis

OF Mike Trout, A.J. Pollock, Charlie Blackmon, Mookie Betts, Cameron Maybin

UT David Ortiz

SP David Price, Jake Arrieta, Matt Harvey, Michael Wacha, Cole Hamels, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar

RP Cody Allen, Jeurys Familia, A.J. Ramos, Santiago Casilla, Drew Pomeranz

 

"To Know Your Enemy, You Must Become Your Enemy" - The Art of War


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

B.J. Upton isn't on this list? My picture is my face right now.
Mixed 12 team H2H 5x5 Non-Keeper
Batters
C - Salvador Perez
1B - David Ortiz
2B - Matt Carpenter
3B - Miguel Cabrera
SS - Jimmy Rollins
IF - Chase Headley
OF - Jacoby Ellsbury
OF - Starling Marte
OF - Jay Bruce
Util - J.D. Martinez, Denard Span
Pitchers
SP - Stephen Strasburg, James Paxton,
Marcus Stroman, Ervin Santana, Jake Odorizzi,
Jose Quintana, Garrett Richards
RP - Joe Nathan, Steve Cishek, Sean Doolittle
DL - Anibal Sanchez, Gerrit Cole
RIP - Kris Medlen

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:38 PM

Yeah, Peralta feels like cheating since he's so close, but he's added 45 points to his average in the last 6 games.

David Freese is also close, at .193 and he has one of the highest career average of the group at .281

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:56 PM

Chris Carter is a prime candidate to stay under .200
Everybody panic

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

Has anyone's career path taken a stranger path than Carl Crawford? He goes from Kenny Lofton in his prime to like 38 year old Mo Vaughn in the span of 3 years
Everybody panic

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

not many of those names look encouraging to me to make it past .200.

Sandoval looks like the most likely to me. I thought coming into the season that he would be closer to .300, so it's surprising to see him so low. .208 BABIP with 20.3 LD%.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:21 PM

Has anyone's career path taken a stranger path than Carl Crawford? He goes from Kenny Lofton in his prime to like 38 year old Mo Vaughn in the span of 3 years


He really did fall off the face of the Earth.
That's why I think it's funny when people talk about L.A's 4 OF problem.

The problem is, you have to live with a bench player making $20M. He's a 4th OF at this point, only the contract keeps him in the starting lineup.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Dan Uggla now hitting .196

Competitive 12 team H2H deep league. Starting spots are in brackets:

QB (2) - Matt Stafford, Eli Manning, Nick Foles, Josh McCown
RB (2) - Eddie Lacy, Doug Martin, Arian Foster, Giovani Bernard, Joique Bell, Isiah Crowell, Bishop Sankey, Ka'Deem Carey
WR (2) - Alshon Jeffrey, Randall Cobb, Pierre Garcon, Brian Quick, Markus Wheaton, Cole Beasley, Ty Montgomery
TE (2) - Owen Daniels, Richard Rodgers, Eric Ebron

K (2) - Cairo Santos, Travis Coons
IDP (4) - Lanante David, Luke Kuechly, NaVorro Bowman, Bobby Wagner

D (2) - NY Jets, Chicago Bears
 


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:07 PM

not many of those names look encouraging to me to make it past .200.

Sandoval looks like the most likely to me. I thought coming into the season that he would be closer to .300, so it's surprising to see him so low. .208 BABIP with 20.3 LD%.


I think you're right most of this list will probably finish the year under .200 - no hope for any of them sell while you can...

"Fantasy baseball is the purest fantasy sport, because you have to do your homework. In football, you can have a good draft and luck your way into the playoffs, and from there, anything can happen," Funston says. "In baseball, you have to know the players, and you have to be able to recognize if a guy's just going through a two-week slump or if he's having a bad year. You apply a lot of your intuition that you've built up as a fan. It's doctorate level, in terms of fantasy. It's the advanced degree."

 

James Montgomery - Rolling Stone
 
 
12 Team, Roto, standard categories IP replacing K's

C: Gattis, Gomes
1B: Adams, Morales, Napoli
2B: Odor, Lawrie, LeMahieu
SS: Escobar, Miller
3B: Arenado, Moustakas
OF: Gomez, Dickerson, Byrd, J.D. Martinez, Pollock, De Aza
UT: Ortiz

SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Ryu, Hughes, Hutchinson, Peralta, Shoemaker, Peavy, Chase Anderson, Graveman, House, Minor
RP: Hughes, Jansen, Storen


#18 Masked Kid

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

Lawrie's getting close ...

"no counting stats (aside from the 2 runs)"


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:13 PM

Myers going the other way

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:36 PM

ARRIVES SOON:
Pablo Sandoval - .177
Chase Headley - .186
Brett Lawrie - .192
Carl Crawford - .194
Jhonny Peralta - .196 (my prediction for first, not really even a fair bet)
Will Venable - .198

GETS THERE, BUT SLOWER DUE TO RIDICULOUS HOLE:
Carlos Santana - .151
Jedd Gyorko - .151
Pedro Alvarez - .172

GETS THERE...EVENTUALLY BUT BARELY
Mike Moustakas - .149
Brad Miller - .174
George Springer - .182

FAILS
Chris Carter - .153
Raul Ibanez - .157

FAILS BADLY:
Curtis Granderson - .136

16 H2H $ 7x7 (OPS, K's // CG's, K:BB)

C - Lucroy
1B - Encarnacion
2B - Betts
SS - Lowrie
3B -  Seager
OF - Brantley, McCutchen, Calhoun
UTIL - Headley (3B)

BN - Aybar (SS)

SP - Kluber, Harvey, Bumgarner, Carrasco, Salazar, R. De la Rosa, Peavy, Pineda-DL
RP - Familia, Melancon, Ziegler

 

Minors - Bryant, Buxton, Correa