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  1. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/ronald-acuna-for-christian-yelich-is-not-a-crazy-ask/ lol
  2. Michael Conforto 2018 Outlook

    i'm not familiar, was ray ramirez the most likely training staff problem?
  3. Average Draft Position (ADP) 2018

    there were quite a few people who corrected me recently when i claimed that trout was #1 and there wasn't a justifiable argument otherwise. altuve is getting some love.. and maybe rightfully so? i won't rehash the original conversation, but to say that if you think trout is #1 without question, you may be in the minority. the "without question" part is the kicker.
  4. Early NFBC results.. I've been waiting, glad to have some draft data. https://playnfbc.sportshubtech.com/adp Last season there was an ADP thread.. if this is more appropriate in the resource thread, I certainly understand.
  5. Rafael Devers 2018 Season Outlook

    super-tiny follow up to my original post: zips released the red sox projections for 2018 today and have devers down for 27 HR. probably the highest i've seen so far... according to their projections, the highest ISO on the red sox for 2018.
  6. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    why do miami fans have more of a right this feeling than say oakland or tampa bay? maybe they were spoiled by an unsustainable business practice in the past. according to the below website (the first result, feel free to offer up counter-sites with better data), miami was next to last in 2016 for revenue. if the previous owner was spending more money than they should have been and now jeter & co. are attempting to right what should never have took place to begin with, this should be perfectly understandable to anyone. nobody should take over a business that's in distress due to overspending, and then be criticized for reigning in the checkbook. pure craziness! https://www.statista.com/statistics/193645/revenue-of-major-league-baseball-teams-in-2010/ maybe jeter, etc. will be horrible and should have stones thrown at them, but i think we should at least let them at least deploy a plan before we come to a definitive opinion. at this point they haven't owned the team during a single regular season game, and so, to me, it seems premature to say we can't trust them. what happened in the past, is in the past.. you've (the collective "you") got to let it go.
  7. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    if someone wants to hold the new ownership accountable for previous ownership's mistakes, they're being nonsensical. that's a situation where jeter & co. can never win, regardless of how they trade current players.. they'll always be fighting ghost's of ownership past. i'm not saying i like what has happened in miami recently, but i certainly understand the process and will withhold judgement for a few years to see how it plays out. i think any reasonable fan would/should do the same.
  8. surprised not to see a 2018 thread for this guy.. was a later round darling last season who made his MLB debut at the ripe old age of 20 years old. young, but not over-matched imo, he started off with a bang and kind of faded toward the end. overall i'd say he held his own with a line of 284/338/482 and 10HR / 3SB over 58 games. his projections for 2018 are very similar to his line in 2017: ~275/330/480 with ~20-25HR and a few SB sprinkled in. xStats is a bit more bearish, only predicting a ~260/310/447 line. his adp's at couchmanagers, nfbc, and fantrax are 101, 133, and 91 respectively. these seems about right, maybe a little early but nothing egregious, i don't want to pay for assumed professional growth in my draft, but i think he's definitely one of the guys that can reach the top end of the projections. to me he's one of the solid, middle of the pack 3B options, grouped in with the likes of lamb, moose, bregman, maybe castellanos and a few others. am i off base? do people think he's going to break out and force his way into the top tier 3B group with something like a 30+ HR / 285+ avg season? his defense is evidently a question mark to.. so if he starts off slow to hit and his defense doesn't hold up, this could be a guy who ends up in the minors to figure some things out (i.e. not helping your fantasy team), which greatly concerns me. kind of a rambling post, where my opinion sways back and forth. i love his potential, and minor league track record, but i'm not certain he's going to live up to expectations this season.. seems like he's being drafted at the appropriate spot, but under the assumption his numbers are a "lock," which i don't believe to be the case. i'm not seeing a lot of value.
  9. Brusdar Graterol SP Min

    Just ran across this article and thought I would share. Don't know much (anything) about the prospect, but the article claims an 80-grade fastball and a potential four-pitch arsenal. Im suddenly interested! It also claims that baseball America ranked him ahead of Fernando Romero and Tyler Jay and thinks he's the highest ceiling pitcher in the twins system. Someone worth monitoring in deeper leagues. https://www.faketeams.com/2018/1/15/16876744/brusdar-graterol-twins-pitching-prospect-dynasty-leagues
  10. Oswaldo Arcia LF ARZ

  11. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    yeah i agree, he's a #2 IMO. he's got the makeup to be a #1, but he's only flirted with those type results. as i mentioned in the cole thread, since he returned from injury in 2016, he hasn't been good at all.
  12. Luis Castillo for Ozzie Albies, WHIR

    I almost always take bat over arm... I like the idea suggested above of McCullers instead of Castillo, but either way I want albies.