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  1. Punishment for playing in WBC. He'll hit and he'll rise in the lineup. Take advantage of the situation and grab him later than normal - I got him late 4th last night in a 12 teamer (pick 46)
  2. Stick to your guns jdbob, these youngsters with their SIERAs are good for nothin anyways. Next thing you know they'll be trying to convince ya to watch Moneyball and then all of a sudden you're a commie. Be careful out there.
  3. Pujols, Zimmerman, Longo, Dickerson were all plantar fasciitis.
  4. The unintentional hilariousness of this post is awesome. Thank you.
  5. Only if successful.
  6. Oh wait I forgot "games aren't played on a spreadsheet" and "people aren't robots" those are classics.
  7. Thank you for your contribution to the discussion. To those of you saying ride the hot hand, you know it's been proven countless times that no such thing exists right? I know, here come the "you obv never played" and references to hot and cold streaks and confidence "you can just tell" and "in the groove" and other results based narratives and yadda yadda yadda, but the thing is that actual data shows that streaks are not predictive. Happy Monday ya'll.
  8. GL with this argument fam, you've already won but you've also already lost.
  9. What possible injuries would require confirmation from a CT scan as opposed to what would be apparent from an MRI? Need a doc.
  10. Please send invite
  11. Is height a category in your league? If I'm picking 2 I'm taking Goldschmidt, with Betts/Altuve about equal and every so slightly behind PG. One thing that is sneaky value on Goldy is the crazy low RBI total he had last year. 95 is a lot, but with his talent and hitting 3 in that lineup/park, he should stumble into 110. Projection systems seem to base RBI projections mostly on previous year's RBI, and nothing to do with expected RBI. Steamer has him projected for 85, that's laughable. His wRC+ last few years with men in scoring position: 2013: 192 2014: 167 2015: 180 2016: 124 career avg: 157 If he wRC+ 157 this year with RISP and stays healthy, 110 is the floor for RBI imo. Take advantage of this market inefficiency.
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  13. These are all reasons why Liriano might be a better fantasy pitcher overall than Estrada. I don't hate that claim at all - he has a way higher ceiling for sure and those K's are juicy. But the argument was about WHIP. Liriano's career WHIP after 1500 innings is 1.33. Estrada's is 1.14. That's a HUGE difference. Leage average is like 1.27/1.28. Liriano's 2 years with Martin in Pitt: 1.22 and 1.3. Liriano hasn't had a WHIP lower than Estrada's average WHIP since he first broke in with the Twins 11 years ago. Estrada hasn't had a WHIP higher than Liriano's average WHIP or even close to it unless you count his first few years with like 10 innings. You can "feel" whatever you want, but that's just denying actual data, which I think is taoball's point, and if not, it's mine.
  14. I would literally bet my house that if both pitch 100+ innings, Estrada has a lower WHIP than Liriano. I think taoball's issue is that stating otherwise has literally zero possible justification that's based on anything sound.
  15. You think the Mets offense will be ok because they have a good pitching staff?