St3v3k4hn

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  1. Justin Smoak 2018 Outlook

    Yeah, he is a guy I never really believed in - watched him struggle forever as a Mariner. I really didnt want him but I guess no one else did either because he fell pretty far in our draft (all Seattle guys), so eventually I took the chance. Wish I didn’t. I actually also drafted Jose Martinez late but dropped him instead of Smoak during a roster crunch. Sigh. Anyway, yeah, he is getting close to dropsville, at least in my 10 teamer. Frankly that whole team stinks this year.
  2. John Hicks 2018 Outlook

    I just did the same thing - picked up Hicks and benched Contreras. But I am in a daily league, so I can leave Contreras on the bench until he does something and not miss out on too much...
  3. Kyle Schwarber 2018 Outlook

    He was just dropped in my league - 10 team, H2H, 5x5. I have the #1 waiver pick and I strongly considered adding him, but ultimately decided against it (for the reasons mentioned above, most lack of playing time and too many Ks). I was sure someone else would put in a claim, but no one did. I still think someone will pick him up today, but man his stock has really fallen...
  4. Willson Contreras 2018 Outlook

    He’s been so bad for so long now that I just picked up John Hicks and benched Contreras. So, you know he’s gonna go off! Youre welcome. 😀
  5. Julio Teheran 2018 Outlook

    Hes back... Starting tomorrow vs SD. I won’t be starting him, but I sure will be watching closely!
  6. Someone just dropped Schwarber, and I get why. He’s been wildly inconsistent, he’s slumping badly (he’s down to 236th for the season and 360th for the month), and Maddon is sitting him once or more a week (ya know, cause he’s Maddon). OTOH, his power and hard hit numbers look good, and even most of his plate discipline numbers look ok. He’s obviously striking out too much, but he also walks a ton. Is he a must add in a standard 5-5 H2H 10-team league? (FWIW - Guys like Pederson, Kinsler, and Bird are also available.)
  7. Kyle Schwarber a 10 team must?

    Sort of all over the board. Pretty much conflicted, as I already was! I have an easy drop, a closer who is no longer closing. I definitely need a power bat. so I guess the real question is Schwarber, Pederson, Kinsler, or Bird? thanks
  8. Flaherty, Skaggs or Taillon?

    Flaherty for me too, especially now that Reyes isn’t around...
  9. SP streamers for today....whir

    I like to go with the guy I would keep if he does well. For me, thats Lugo...
  10. Terrible team or just bad luck? WHIR

    Not a great team. You have some good pieces - Gleyber, Machado, Correa, Harper, a few top SPs - but the rest not so great. The way to attack this is to look at the team stats (at least thats what its called in Yahoo). See what categories you are consistently winning or losing. If you have any super strong categories, maybe you can deal from there to shore up other cats. If you have any terrible categories, maybe you punt one so you can be more likely to win others. For example, you have a ton of starting pitchers, so maybe you can trade away some Ks and Wins for something you need? Also, no closers? Are you already punting Saves? When you look at the team stats, you can see both your record and the raw numbers. So if your record in Ks is 4-6 but you have more Ks than anyone else, thats bad luck.
  11. Nola/Gallo for Segura

    Yeah thats too much to give up. If you really just want SBs, maybe you can pick up a Delino Deshields, Michael Taylor, Jankowsk, etc. or trade for an underperforming player like Merrifield, or even Trea Turner (at this point I think Trea would be cheaper than Segura)
  12. Junior Guerra 2018 Outlook

    True. His fantasy ranking isn’t as good as I expected, but it looks like its mostly because he doesn’t have many wins. And given how good the Brewers have been, I think there is a good chance that changes. I wonder why he isn’t more widely owned (44% in Yahoo) or discussed?
  13. Rhys Hoskins 2018 Outlook

    Glad to get him back. Could have used a little more advanced warning tho...
  14. Frankie Montas 2018 Outlook

    Per Baseball Reference, it looks like he only threw 61 innings last year; I guess they were using him as a reliever a lot. So, maybe they bump him up to 80 or so? And it looks like he has already thrown 55 innings this year. So, he may only have like 25 innings (4 or 5 games, about a month) left this season. This is all just guessing, I couldn’t find anything official.
  15. Derek Dietrich 2018 Outlook

    His numbers for the year look pretty good, has he been pretty consistent? Worth owning in a 10 teamer if you need a multi-position guy?
  16. I need HR & RBI and my pitching is in good shape. Buehler is great but this is H2H so he will be done (innings limited) before our playoffs. Accept?
  17. John Ryan Murphy 2018 Outlook

    As bad as C is, he could be way more than a C2. If he stays near the top of the order (and especially if Goldy ever heats up,) he could at least get a lot of RBI and R. And the HR might be real too - he is literally the top guy on the Statcast Barrels list (53 BBE). Another swing change guy... https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2018/04/13/arizona-diamondbacks-john-ryan-murphy-getting-results-after-offseason-changes/516918002/
  18. Christian Villanueva 2018 Outlook

    Gallo is owned in pretty much all leagues even tho he is a huge drain on BA. Is Carlos Villanueva any worse than Gallo? No, he isn’t. They are both ranked (Yahoo std 5x5, as of a few days ago when I looked) in the top 100 for the season (90 for Gallo vs 97 for CV), they both have a ton of HRs (15 vs 14), and they are both hovering near the Mendoza line (.197 for Gallo vs .237 for CV). They are both slumping pretty badly over the last month, still showing power but the BAs are down to .158 and .149. Neither one walks much and they both strike out a bunch. Their OPS for the season is .739 for Gallo and .866 for Villanueva. Their overall numbers (HR, RBI, R) are pretty close even tho Gallo has 40 more ABs. If you look at Average Stats for the season, Villanueva is actually rated higher - he is ranked 148 vs 225 for Gallo. I actually owned Villanueva and dropped him, but picked him back up after looking at these stats. I use him in a UTIL spot. If you only start him vs lefties and bad righties, you’ve got a pretty good player on your hands
  19. I need a good OF, preferably one with some pop. Who do you like? I’ Got Dahl and Nimmo on top, but not sure which is better. 1. Dahl 2. Nimmo 3. Conforto 4. J. Harrison 5. Kemp
  20. My J.A Happ and Alex Reyes for Acuna?

    That seems steep to me. Acuna is great but I think Reyes will be too...
  21. I dont get what people see in Jose Martinez, and Teoscar has slowed down so much, I think you could drop either. Maybe Williamson too, altho I would like to gve him more time to see what he can do. As far as spd guys, just pick up the hottest one. Seems like there are always few guys like that on the wire.
  22. Which OF ROS (Dahl, Nimmo, Conforto, etc)

    Thanks Trifecta, thats pretty much what I am thinking. Now I just have to wait for Hoskins to hit the DL...
  23. Which OF ROS (Dahl, Nimmo, Conforto, etc)

    Conforto and Dahl both seem to be fighting for playing time, which is scaring me off those guys a bit...
  24. Villanueva vs Gallo

    I own Carlos Villanueva and I was offered Gallo, so I started comparing the two. They are both ranked (Yahoo std 5x5) in the top 100 for the season (90 for Gallo vs 97 for CV), they both have a ton of HRs (15 vs 14), and they are both hovering near the Mendoza line (.197 for Gallo vs .237 for CV). They are both slumping pretty badly over the last month, still showing power but the BAs are down to .158 and .149. Their OPS for the season is .739 for Gallo and .866 for Villanueva. Neither one walks much and they both strike out a bunch. Their overall numbers (HR, RBI, R) are pretty close even tho Gallo has 40 more ABs. If you look at Average Stats for the season, Villanueva is actually rated higher - he is ranked 148 vs 225 for Gallo. Is it possible that Villanueva is the better fantasy 3B than Gallo? Why is Gallo universally ranked much higher than CV?
  25. Gallo for Bauer - Keeper

    Oh, sorry, yes! Do it! 👍