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Everything posted by HesSoTaguchi

  1. I definitely wouldn't drop Mahle just yet. Provided a little write-up in the WW thread but I think he has a shot at providing some value this season. I think Jones is the drop if you're willing to risk Conforto coming back from his concussion and not performing (He's eligible to return today, but I haven't seen any indication that he's starting tonight). Depending on who is on your WW, I might focus on getting a hitter as insurance, although Heaney/Nelson are attractive stashes. I also own Stanton and have zero confidence that we'll see him anytime soon.
  2. This is close, but as others have mentioned, based on your current needs I'd stick with Paddack. I think that both players have been overachieving, but I believe that Paddack will have a less severe regression. 2.75-3.00 ERA with potential to push into sub 2.50 territory and a plus K/9 pitching in a top 10 pitcher's park. Dude is #14 ranked SP by SIERA. ZiPS has Devers pegged as a .270ish hitter with ~25-30 HRs a year through his early 20s. Definitely a great stat line, but with the uptick in HR across the league I don't think 25 HRs is as valuable as it used to be. He's stolen 6 SB this season, but his past seasons make this look like an outlier. If you're left with 25 HR, 85-90 R/RBI, and a .270 average, with an admitted potential to push beyond this with adjustments, I still have to go with the SP.
  3. Tyler Mahle. Owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues. 3.51 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 9.47 K/9. It's still early, but his xFIP of 3.27 is encouraging. He's also only 24. Decent company for this young season.
  4. I benched Ramirez for the first time today but why Lindor? Over the last 10 games he has a .300/.383/.600 slash line.
  5. 46.9% HR/FB. I'm hoping the regression isn't too painful but this has been a fun ride so far!
  6. Would be a nice little boost in value if Shaw picked up 2B eligibility - stacked against other 2B current stats he'd be #4 in HRs and #3 in RBIs. Gives you some flexibility for other slots if you're getting power from second.
  7. Reminds me of 2006 Mark Mulder, except the opposite! By Breakdown ERA W L SV SVO GP GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG Home 2.59 7 3 0 0 15 15 3 104.1 103 34 30 6 33 64 .263 Away 4.74 9 5 0 0 17 17 0 100.2 109 56 53 13 37 47 .283 Day 6.86 2 5 0 0 11 11 1 61.2 91 48 47 10 23 36 .350 Night 2.26 14 3 0 0 21 21 2 143.1 121 42 36 9 47 75 .234
  8. And he's headed to the DL with a right oblique strain.
  9. Gotta love the 2 SB after the groin injury!
  10. Also agree on Ramirez/Bregman, regardless of your pitching situation.
  11. We can keep 4 keepers with no penalties, 1 must be a rookie that season. There's no way for me to keep Acuna and Tucker, unless I'm willing to drop Stanton or Nola back into the draft. My RP has been decimated since I owned Hererra and Strickland. I hate the idea of trading for RP, but I've put out some feelers for both closing help and SPs. What type of value should I be looking to get back in return? He hasn't gone off yet, but I think it's coming and he's flown up the prospect rankings and most seem to put him @ top 3 value.
  12. Didn't look terrible today, although Shields had him looking silly with his offspeed stuff. First AB he took to a full count and then got caught looking at low cutter. Second and third AB he got almost all offspeed stuff and looked lost. His first hit came on another 3-2 count and he stroked it right past the first baseman's glove. He tried to steal on a 0-2 count and probably would have had it but it got fouled off. Next pitch he was taking off again but had a bad jump and held. Either way gotta love the confidence.
  13. Is this the internet?! Thanks for the even-keeled response - we could use more of that. And again, I'm not trying to attack you, I just don't think it's very reasonable for any of us (Unless we have some closet MLBers on the forums) to extrapolate our personal experiences to these guys, especially a talent at the level of Acuna. I'd also hate for a newer fantasy player to come into this thread and think that Acuna has one foot in the grave. I was watching the game live last night, and obviously the first word that came out of my mouth when I saw the play rhymed with duck, but hopefully we dodged a bullet and this guy will drink some more Gatorade and get back out there soon! Cheers!
  14. Your point seems to be that getting injured while running is not a legitimate injury, and is due to MLB players not undergoing proper conditioning and training (Provide zero evidence to back this up). You bolstered this 'point' by telling us that you were a 5 sport player into college, and never had injury problems (Irrelevant). Then you bring track players into this, and I link an article where literally the best track runner of all time was dealing with a hamstring injury. But sure - we can agree to disagree.
  15. 1. Track sprinters are in their own lane. They do not have to worry about stepping on a base (or potential obstruction from 1B legs being in the way), nor do they have to slow down soon after passing the base in case there is an opportunity to advance to 2nd. And yes - track stars get hurt all the time. 2. I'm not trying to be a dick, but you comparing your experience to one of the top prospects in MLB is ridiculous and smacks of /r/Iamverybadass . Do you really think that players who are making/stand to make hundreds of millions of dollars have access to worse trainers than you did at a high school/college level? Or are you just that much tougher (I'll also assume you played 162 games a season)?
  16. Can't watch the BAL/MIN game due to blackout - anyone got insight on Gibson's performance this afternoon? He's been a rough own lately and I'm trying to hold but looking for an excuse to not drop him for LeBlanc (ugh).
  17. What injuries are acceptable to you then? Only collisions at the plate? What about when Giancarlo took a FB to the face? If a pitcher isn't throwing violently across the body or with the dreaded inverted W, yet still goes down for TJS, whose fault is it? If they aren't on the Mets, surely they have good conditioning/training programs. Injuries happen, and they are going to happen with greater frequency if you are a rough and tumble speedster, as opposed to say David Ortiz.
  18. https://twitter.com/DOBrienAJC/status/1015655432831070208 We'll have to wait and see what happens with Acuna re: injuries. It's pointless to draw conclusions based off of a 1-month DL stint and him missing potentially 2 games.
  19. Man, this thread is a lot of doom and gloom for a guy who has missed 30 days in his months-long MLB career. Both of his injuries came when he was trying to hustle out an infield single. His knee injury in May looked WAY worse than last night, and he ended up missing a month, with reports saying he was good to go earlier but obviously Atlanta is going to play it safe with their #1 prospect. I don't know anything about his conditioning, but unfortunately one of the risks of a high speed, impact player like Acuna are potential injuries due to zipping down the baseline to try to leg out grounders as opposed to putting your head down and jogging for the guaranteed out, potential collisions/awkward slides when stealing, and flying around the outfield running into walls (Although this part of his game hasn't developed as much yet). We could get a report today that he is out for the season - I'd be shocked, but anything is possible. I don't think there's any reason, however, to label this guy injury prone or to get overly worried about the injury we saw last night.
  20. Yeah - definitely not ideal and they are going to use the kids gloves with him, but what the announcers originally described as 'hobbling' right after he cleared first base quickly diminished and if you didn't know he had gotten injured you probably wouldn't have noticed a change in gait as he walked to the dugout. I'm obviously trying to be optimistic but hopefully we hear something soon. EDIT: Okay in hindsight you can notice him favoring a leg but still doesn't look terrible so will hold out hope.
  21. Acuna getting pulled after legging out an infield single. Walking under his own power with a slight limp but looks like we dodged a bullet.
  22. Looked great tonight. Good placement/movement on his fastball and had the curveball working, with very little hard contact. If you need pitching help you could do worse 7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 7 K
  23. I won't be starting him against Verlander, but it's nice that he's getting the nod of confidence from Boone. Hitting cleanup in the top ranked offense in the majors is pretty nice for what was a lottery ticket draft/FA pick-up for most owners.
  24. He looked lost out there tonight. When he was missing, it wasn't even close. With that in mind, if you thought he was worth a go before this then I'd probably give him at least one more start but I might leave him on my bench for it.