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  1. Hasn't stopped hitting but no buzz for a guy who was basically on the waiver wire to start the season in all leagues. I think he's a good buy candidate, young guy who has a track record of power in a hitter's ballpark. What's there not to like?
  2. With pitching in 12-team or deeper leagues this year being rough on all fronts, I'm taking a chance on a two-start week. Everyone else on the wire is mediocre trash, might as well ride the hot hand if the underlying stats match up. His control has been good and he's striking out a lot of batters, both good signs.
  3. I just want to say that ESPN's new UI redesign is absolutely atrocious for basically any browser this year. Makes my computer and my phone run like complete crap while on it. Who thought this redesign was a good idea? It looks terrible. And the ESPN app is currently down, and seems to be funky when it comes to connections.
  4. Off to a hot start in 2019 in a fairly potent lineup on the Rangers. Getting starts leading off. Think he's going to be a low key points champion this year that could be had cheap. I don't think he's washed up yet.
  5. All things considered there wasn't much to talk about until he shut down the Phillies of all teams @ Coors. Think he has SP2 potential just like last year if he keeps pitching like that. But if the blister makes him have blowups...not so much. Plus his home road splits were as expected last season. But I'll take him over a lot of other SPs right now. He's got high upside.
  6. I would drop Puig and add Freeland for sure.
  7. I think you have almost too deep of a hitting bench for a 12-team league, considering your pitching staff could use some work. It's balanced, but if I were you I'd try to flip an outfielder for another solid SP. Help?
  8. Thanks for the response. Durability is huge for catchers, and honestly I prefer consistency at the position to a young flash in the pan. Mesoraco looked like the next big thing a few years ago. I think you should just stick with Molina, especially if it's not a keeper league.
  9. 1B is thin, and while 3 players is a little steep in a 12-team league, I think Abreu is going to be better than a lot of the pack out there at 1B, which is really top-heavy this year. You should make the trade. Help?
  10. I am very hesitant about players who have elbow injuries. While I understand it could be a complication of strep throat, I'd rather get value now than none later. MY Jacob deGrom for his Joey Votto straight-up. I'd have to drop a player, which would be Brandon Nimmo. ESPN H2H 12-team POINTS. Here is my team for comparison: C J. Realmuto 1B Anthony Rizzo 2B Gleybar Torres 3B Mike Moustakas SS Andrelton Simmons 1B/3B Trey Mancini 2B/SS Adalberto Mondesi OF Michael Conforto OF David Peralta OF Jorge Soler OF Brandon Nimmo OF Shin Soo-Choo UTIL Kolten Wong P Corey Kluber P Zack Greinke P Kyle Freeland P Masahiro Tanaka P Jordan Lyles P Will Smith P Brad Keller P Jhoulys Chacin P Ross Stripling IR Jacob DeGrom
  11. Off to a solid start but his walk rate is outrageous...has he always had such bad control issues?
  12. Can't believe how reactionary people were earlier in this thread to Zack Greinke. He's throwing bullets out there right now.
  13. The guy has started the year really hot out of the gate. Plays in St Louis with which the addition of Paul Goldschmidt is as potent as ever. Is he worth a look in the deeper leagues?
  14. Like OP, I got him way late after seeing his point total. I get Sabremetrics is fashionable and he stranded a lot of baserunners...but the guy just threw an opening day gem this year. At the price point, gotta ride until the wheels fall off. But I think he's a solid pitcher who could be had for a song because everyone hates coors field.
  15. With Sal Perez basically out for the season, there's maybe 5 viable catchers who can hold down a starting spot. Grandal, Realmuto, Posey, Molina, and Sanchez. Everyone else is garbage, and Sanchez was awful last season. If you're in a 12-team league you're riding the carousel of Kurt Suzuki, Wilson Ramos, Jon Lucroy, etc. Of these players, Realmuto was the ONLY catcher with over 300 points in fantasy last season in ESPN standard points scoring. If you dont end up with Realmuto, you'll have to have the pain of using acquisitions on catchers who play 3 days a week. The names out there are not good this year, and it makes Realmuto an easy 5th round pick or so in my eyes just to save the headache.