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  1. surprisingly, i couldn't find a 2017 outlook topic... this guy is a headcase, but he's got the talent to put up gaudy, all-star style numbers. what number of AB are we expecting him to get with the Dodgers this season? roberts has went out and said he views puig as the starting right fielder, and the job is his to lose. is this coach-speak or something to actually believe in? http://m.mlb.com/news/article/216464424/dodgers-eye-yasiel-puig-as-right-fielder/ http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-yasiel-puig-outfield-20170217-story.html also, i think i read somewhere that he lost some weight this offseason.. can't find the article though. what ADP does he return value? 225-250? i'm eyeing him at about that range, but maybe i'm too optimistic..
  2. @fawkes_mulder it was bugging the crap out of me that i couldn't find the article.. SwStr and GB rate for pitchers. http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/minors-to-the-majors-milb-batted-ball-baselines-leaders/
  3. I see it the same way as you. They're going to need SP #5 next week.
  4. I read an article on fangraphs the other day that talked about the addition of a couple of minor league stats newly available, but that you had to set up your own stat view to utilize them. Unfortunately I can't find that article right now.. the biggest complaint I have with fangraphs: finding/sorting/searching articles for a particular subject is virtually impossible.
  5. Mejia optioned to AAA.. one would think it has to be Berrios time.
  6. are we still buying miller's increased velocity? according to brooks his four seamer averaged 96.5 in game 1 vs cleveland, while in game two his four seamer averaged 94.08 against the giants. a 2.5 mph difference is fairly significant..
  7. To each their own, but to me, if it's too early to pass judgement on one, it's has to be too early to pass judgement on the other. Cool story: I'm not an owner of either, but I saw Travis dumped for a hot WW pickup in one league and I'm debating grabbing him. For the right price, I think he might provide significant value.
  8. The first post is from the Manny Machado thread just a few minutes ago, while the second post is from this thread, also just a few minutes ago.. seems like an odd double standard. Why does one guy (Machado) get the benefit of it being April, but not the other (Travis)?
  9. Agreed.. I'm confused with this blurb
  10. i personally think it's a forest for the trees type thing... i could be completely off base, but i'm going to bet this was a planned game usage. i doubt vazquez completely came up with this strategy on his own during the game. whatever it is, it's probably the same reason managers refuse to move players up the batting order when they deserve it, or continue to pitch bad relievers in higher leverage situations when better options exist, or play aging vets over better young guns. they get so focused on the "correct" decision that they've already made they refuse to acknowledge something different or better may exist. changing would be akin to admitting defeat, and we would never do that. see the michael conforto thread for a current day example.
  11. power and speed are at least two things that robles has over urias. robles has stole 20+ bags in each of the last three seasons with last season at 37 steals and he's already stole three in 2017. urias, on the other hand, has never stole more than ten in a season, and last season was at eight total.
  12. prospects typically don't have yearly threads.. they have one thread that follows them until MLB time.
  13. i get your point and agree it begs some additional questions: is the ump supposed to be looking for a drag mark? could the ump deem a certain pitch "illegal" if he thinks a hop was taken instead of drag? could an opposing team's coach ask for a drag verification by the ump? i don't see that happening, but i guess it could
  14. was discussed earlier and MLB approved capps delivery from last season saying he is "dragging" his foot and not taking a second step. there are some posts already on this, not sure where they were.. maybe his thread? middle reliever thread? here's a read that explains it pretty well: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlb-has-clarified-its-carter-capps-position/
  15. this is so disappointing... i had such high expectations for him this season
  16. interestingly enough there are two adrian beltre 2017 outlooks with several replies in each... they probably need to be combined.
  17. interestingly enough there are two adrian beltre 2017 outlooks with several replies in each... they probably need to be combined.
  18. couple of thoughts and i'm done #1 - trading for the best closer in baseball does not happen every year, multiple times. not even possible when you really think about it.. (snarky comment, as i know what you were trying to say) #2 - you have no idea what any other team would have actually traded for chapman.. if the next best offer was tim tebow and a bag of peanuts, then yeah the cubs overpaid. i don't know what the next best offer was and neither do you. my argument is this: you're opinion is not a fact, quit acting like it is. people are allowed to have beliefs that differ from yours. it's not like math where it's black and white, it's someone's opinion on value. you don't get to dictate what's right and wrong. this board is full of opinions, it's what we're here for, but recognize what they are.
  19. just because the cubs got what they wanted, and needed, in a shutdown closer doesn't mean they didn't overpay. i don't know if torres was an overpay or not, but i think it was an extremely steep price and i also believe they could have found cheaper options and received the same results. i certainly can't prove it though, anymore than you can prove they wouldn't have won the series without chapman, so at the end of the day it's just an opinion. nobody is right and nobody is wrong.. we're all entitled to our own beliefs when it comes to situations that are quantifiable.
  20. i'm intrigued.. but man, that k rate. over roughly 1000 PAs he's at 33%. yikes.. any reason to believe he'll improve on it? last season his bb rate went down about 4 points which scares me even more. the counting stats will be nice, assuming he continues with previous years trends, but the avg/obp is pretty tough to swallow.
  21. I don't think 1.5 games into the season is enough of a sample size to determine that 1) he can't pitch and 2) he's not usable for fantasy. I don't like the results so far either, but talk about jumping the gun.
  22. don't know a thing about this guy.. but if @fawkes_mulder starts a thread, then i'm going to do some research. semi-interesting stat that catches my eye immediately: in his first three seasons of milb, he moved up a level each year, but lowered his k rate each time. he only slightly lowered it each year, but still.. he didn't get overmatched. 2014 rookie - 23% 2015 low a - 22.9% 2016 a - 22.7%
  23. eno sarris thinks he might have improved on his change even more since last seaon.. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/brandon-finnegan-improves-again-probably/
  24. moving back to e-rod... after the start against PIT he's lined up for two-starts the following week, but @TOR and @BAL, which is nasty. those with weekly lineups will have an interesting decision.
  25. i didn't know much about this guy, and still don't, but what jumps out to me when looking over his stats page is that he was super fast tracked through the minors.. he's only got a total of 84 innings in the minors. those are crazy low numbers for someone who's not a stud (instantly making an impact in the majors). what's the story with this? his minor league numbers look okay, but certainly not let's-have-him-skip-the-minors good.