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  1. Tommy Pham 2018 Outlook

    on 06/18 he's useless on 06/19 he's got a 13 game hitting streak
  2. Rich Hill 2018 Outlook

    cubs at home are #1 against LHP: .385 wOBA / 144 wRC+ in 2017 with roughly the same line-up they were #4. even tho the season is still young, i don't think it's a fluke. risky start...
  3. Wouldn't it make sense to follow the lead of MLB? If a player is allowed to play in the real life game, why can't we play him in fantasy? (Soto, Rendon for example)
  4. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread

  5. July 2nd Prospects

  6. Forrest Whitley - RHP HOU

    i won't argue that you're wrong. i should have give a bit more info, i think mchugh/peacock could act as a short term fill in, like if someone went on the DL for a fews weeks or whatever. if something big time went down, season ending potentially, probably whitley.. but i'm a believer in james with his increased velocity and nonlinear growth development. love to see him get a shot.
  7. Kenta Maeda 2018 Outlook

    Yeah man, you're so right. I thought they were in Texas. 100% wrong on my part.
  8. Forrest Whitley - RHP HOU

    i agree with tryptamine. josh james is a name that i could see getting an opportunity if there happen to be a need. they've also got mchugh and/or peacock that could transition to the rotation.
  9. Middle Relievers 2018 Outlook

    he may have a third pitch, but he's not using it. he's exclusively thrown four seamers and sliders in the majors this season. he threw the exact same pitch mix in 2015 and 2016, also. in 2015 he avg'd 94.55 on his four seamer, and that dropped slightly to 93.98 in 2016. in 2017 he didn't log any MLB innings, so there's no data to reference, but so far this season he's averaging 94.03. his slider averaged almost the exact same velocity in all three seasons, 86. his swstr% on his slider has dropped this season: 2015 - 17%, 2016 - 11%, 2018 - 6% his swstr% on his four seamer has increased dramatically this season, though: 2015 - 12%, 2016 - 11%, 2018 - 23% the vertical movement and both horizontal and vertical release points are pretty consistent year to year. the only difference that i see is that the horizontal movement on his four seamer has changed almost three fold this season. (~ -4.3 to -1.7). the spin rate on his four seamer has increased his season also, going from roughly 2300 rpm's in 2015 & 2016 to 2400 in 2018. basically everything looks the same to me other than a little less movement and little more spin on his four seamer.
  10. Kenta Maeda 2018 Outlook

    thank goodness there's only one park that's more hitter friendly. (coors) i agree that he didn't look good, but those warning track shots are less fearsome almost anywhere else.
  11. Kris Bryant 2018 Outlook

    few interesting stats. according to statcast: his avg exit velocity this season (87) is consistent with last season (87), but both are a little lower than in 2015 and 2016 (89 in both). nothing that screams "problem" his avg launch angle is actually higher this season (19) than last (16), and more in line with 2015 and 2016 (19 and 20). again, nothing that jumps out as a negative. the outfield positioning is pretty consistent year to year, where he sees a normal outfield configuration (i.e., not a shift) on about 91% of his pitches. the infield positioning, though, has taken a nose dive this season. bryant has seen a dramatic increase in non-standard infield positioning (i.e., infield shift) on a per pitch basis. 2015 - 77.9% of pitches were with a standard infield position alignment by the defense 2016 - 56.3% 2017 - 62.6% 2018 - 44.6% obviously the infield shift doesn't play much of a role in hitting home runs, but i wonder if it could affect a change in his plate approach? also, this is opponent dependent and if he's played teams that shift more than others at the beginning of the season, it could regress as the season moves on. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  12. Caleb Smith 2018 Outlook

    probably a better conversation for the topic above.
  13. Jonathan Loaisiga 2018 Outlook

    IMO, waivers are meant to give everyone a fair opportunity (i.e., time to realize their available) to acquire a player that is newly available, not to address yahoo's lack of player pool depth. i'm not faulting yahoo in this specific instance, loaisiga wasn't perceived at the beginning of the season as a starting rotation candidate, but here we are. all platforms should be equipped with some sort of ability to facilitate the request of player additions. this would allow for timely addition into the player pool instead of relying on a random occurrence to trigger yahoo personnel to make the addition on their own. back on topic, i know next to nothing about loaisiga, but his limited workload, lack of experience , and MLB home park coupled with shown HR concerns have me less than excited in regular sized leagues. he could certainly surprise, but i'm keeping my expectations in check.
  14. Garrett Hampson COL - SS/IF

    parra, desmond, and mcmahon are all negative in WAR on the season. if he can adequately play CF, SS, and 2b there are definitely locations where he could potentially be an upgrade over the incumbent rockies, even as a utility man. the perceived problem is that the FO cares as much about contracts/money as they do on-the-field performance.
  15. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread