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  1. Caleb Smith 2018 Outlook

    Those stats were always a means of measuring pitchers in a larger sample..its how they were tested and adjusted from. Blanketing over a pitchers season. The fact that a pitcher can have a negative FIP kinda shows its flaw A single game for a pitcher has a lot more nuances because a pitchers command and feel can vary from game to game. Pitch data and how he actually looks are much better gauges of a guy in a single game then data based off innings/Plate apperences/ etc that need a bigger sample to make sense of it
  2. Hanley Ramirez 2018 Outlook

    The Rockies Ate 39 Mil to get rid of Jose Reyes. So they have done it before. Sure he was not a want for the Rockies more to off-set tulo's salary and the whole off-field stuff.. Yet if the question is, are the rockies willing to eat 40M for a player they don't believe in? The answer is yes. Its possible they view Desmond as a mistake.
  3. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    He moved up so freaking fast that I don't think that is totally true in this case honestly. He was only in AA for a week and what can you truly learn about a guy vs A ball pitchers that 95% are projection/arm strength over polish/command/sequencing? That is not taking anything away from him, I believe in the eye. He has shown us Plus hit, Plus Power and Plus Patience. However he's probably got the least complete scouting report out there because how few games vs the upper minors. Given Rizzo's comments about his baseball IQ and ability to pick up English rather quick(which is a very hard language to learn). I believe in his ability to adjust and counter adjust
  4. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    1.) He said he saw him last week, not last year. 2.) It was college freshman from a major conference who was killing it, aka someone the exact same age. Made sense to me. He explained why Soto is and should be more highly regarded. 3.) I've rarely seen them give out a 70 grade hit tool. They really put a ton of thought into grading the hit tool usually too because its one the hardest to grade.
  5. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Taylor(RHH) and Stevenson(LHH) are the only CFes on the Roster. Taylor was always going to get the ABs vs southpaws regardless what they did with Soto. Mark Reynolds is the current beneficiary of Soto not playing vs some lefties right now. (pushing Adams to LF). So its getting both Adams/Reynolds bats in the lineup. Adams being an awful defender in the OF. I'm sure they hope Soto does hit the ground running prove he deserves all the PAs in LF.
  6. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Nationals are here to win games first. So they put players in the best sutuation to succed and produce. Low A and High A Lefties are not really in the same zip code as MLB lefties. Id image the talent gap is actually probably further than RHP in low A, High A. Because teams usually give southpaws more chances to succeed than RHP of equal stuff/talent level. It makes sense to shield him against the good ones at the start. He will get his chances vs the southpaws. Especially he shows he is handling his own against platoon side he can naturally succeed in the MLB.
  7. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    The mean Stat line to win is higher in shallow leagues. There is a higher expectation. They're is actually greater opportunity cost taking Soto. He has a higher threshold to cross to be profitable.. As the WW truly may have guys on the verge of breakouts that you let your opposition get your hands while you go after Soto. You arent after just "good" players in those leagues. You need really good/great player/production Deeper leagues, there really isn't anyone that can match his upside and the mean stat line is lower. So its a no brainier.
  8. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Of course there is always risk. That is silly. There is ALWAYS an opportunity cost. You are just simply stacking that risk towards his upside. Which is where you can justify reward/upside outweighs it here for me IMO. Even if in a historical context. The odds of a teenager hitting the ground running are against him.
  9. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    I'm presuming they are rotating Stevenson/Taylor in center and he's got a chance to hold down one the OF corner slots opposite Harper
  10. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    The reason he is up is part because the Nationals have 5 injured OF. Eaton, Robles, Kendrick, Goodwin, R. Bautsia. Everyone but Goodwin have injuries that going to keep them out for probably a month plus. So if he does hit the ground running somehow. He's likely to stick for awhile. He's worth a pick up IMO because the PT opportunity is there if he isn't over matched. Yeah we never know with teenage prospects. Its a literal dice roll..but the upside worth it.
  11. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    What? Trout STARTED age 19 in AA. If Trout had started his age 19 in A ball and moved up A+ like soto his number would probably look better. Just to keep that in mind. The only age to level comparison is low A at age 18. Trout had a .445 wOBA while Soto had a .425 wOBA. You can't really compare A and high A numbers at age 19 because trout was facing stiffer competition than him until these last 8 games. Which is way to small of a sample to make anything of
  12. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    He hasn't had any problems with Lefties this year. 4 of his 5 HRs have come against them. Lefties on the road is all he's been good for so far.
  13. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    The home/road splits are just simply SSS noise. He's had 2 big slump and the majority of games just happened to be at home 3/29 thru 4/8 and the current one that started after 4/26 . He went 7/19 with 5BB's and 4 XBH in the 4/17- 4/22 home stand. He's only had 1 XBH since 4/26. Don't use the ballpark excuse. Something is literately wrong with him right now He hit 2 HRs @ SF in the 4/9-4/11 series. Ya know one the largest ball parks in the MLB. Pollock has a 1.000 OPS at home. A really good hitter can still hit at chase. He hasn't been a good hitter
  14. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    While that may be true...I've also never been excited to own even year Eric Hosmer either..
  15. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    So we have nothing to worry about