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  1. Matt Harvey 2018 Outlook

    He was hitting 95 in the 5th and 6th today. That's something he couldn't do last season. 2nd or 3rd time through the lineup last season his velocity was around 92 mph and very flat despite what others may think. This is a clear improvement. His off speed stuff has looked sharp in his last three starts. As of right now he could be a decent 5-6 inning pitcher. If he's going to be anything close to what he once was he needs to be more consistent with his mechanics and pitches. Still a flier at the end rounds with decent upside for 2018.
  2. The Walking Dead Free ESPN H2H

    New H2H League Draft date will not be changed. Changes to scoring cats may be up for changes depending on suggestions. And please choose a name that's associated with the walking dead. Also tell me which group you want to be in. I AM NEGAN!
  3. Pick up Ronald Acuna? If so, who to drop WHIR!

    Pick up Acuna and drop Robertson.
  4. Should I keep Acuna?

    Keep Acuna. You're definitely keeping Altuve and Blackmon. I would keep Marte as well. I also agree with keeping Paxton and Archer. The rest of the guys can be replaced or even redrafted. Acuna could be a top 100 player right away. He could also be an early round pick next season. I also like his upside more than anyone else left on the list and would take the risk here.
  5. Michael Conforto 2018 Outlook

    I think the shoulder just got weak over time and he had issues between his ears. In his case we'll never know what caused the swift decline. I really didn't want to get into the comparison because other than they both had separations, we don't really know how different their injuries were. Plus they are clearly two different types of players. Sexson was a pure power hitter and Conforto had profiled as a guy who can slap the ball to all fields and had just above average power. I projected Conforto to be a .300 hitter with about 25-30 homer power. I always thought of Sexson as 265-270 guy with 40-50 homer power.
  6. Michael Conforto 2018 Outlook

    Ugh... I really didn't want to comment on the Richie Sexson thing but he wasn't the same after the surgery. Stats can be deceiving at times and in this case I think it is, I understand what he did for the two seasons after the surgery but he just wasn't the same player. Couple of things I want to mention, Sexson had separated his shoulder in the minors. Then when he got injured in 2004 it was separated twice before he had the surgery. When Sexson's decline started most people blamed it on the surgery, saying he just wasn't the same anymore. Sexson was one of my favorites in fantasy back in the day, and earlier in this thread when posted about Conforto coming back I did have Sexson in mind. Conforto also had some sort of separation in college, Conforto obviously had a separation last season. Both of their injuries prior to surgery happened on a check swing as well. There are a lot of similarities. Hopefully they won't have the same outcome. One more thing to add about Sexson, he didn't have the greatest attitude either and he did blame a lot of his struggles on things going on in his head, so take that for what it's worth as well.
  7. Michael Conforto 2018 Outlook

    He's still a huge risk. He had a major shoulder surgery. He may be pushing a little too hard and that's why he's so far ahead of schedule. And last but most importantly, how long will it take him to regain that sweet stroke he had pre-injury. I'm obviously rooting for him but these are legitimate concerns. In redrafts I'll avoid him. In keepers and dynasties, for where he's going, I would definitely take the risk. As for roto leagues, with the way teams are using the DL I'd be very careful with drafting guys who are on the DL to start the season. In Conforto's case he's still likely to miss most of April. That means you're already in a hole for a month. The reason why I mention being careful is because it's so easy for a guy you didn't expect to go on the DL to miss 10 days for something minor. That means you now have to play two replacement level players. That's a little tough to do right out of the gate. It's tough to play catchup in a very competitive league.
  8. Michael Conforto 2018 Outlook

    He's playing in a minor league game today. Looks like I was completely wrong here and he's way ahead of schedule..
  9. Yoenis Cespedes 2018 Outlook

    Dude you completely missed the mark on this one... golf! He golfs when injured! And he's pretty good at it too. lol
  10. Middle Relievers 2018 Outlook

    I've been playing in leagues with holds for years now. It's a very sporadic cat for most RP's. I usually try to focus on relief pitchers with good ratios and good k rates. Even if they go some time without a hold, they will go on a streak or streaks at some point where they get you quite a few. Patience is key with this category. But you've got to work on it all year long. If you wait until June to start focusing on it, it's very hard to catch back up, especially if you've got a guy or two in the league who's been paying attention.
  11. Amed Rosario 2018 Outlook

    MRI came back clean. Now he's going to get a few more days off. I'm still worried though.
  12. Matt Harvey 2018 Outlook

    What I described about him is absolutely true. There was even one game where he was at 89 for the game, I'm pretty sure it was a game against the Braves. This issue was even discussed by Keith, Darling, Ojeda and Nelson Figueroa ad nauseam. They were constantly talking about how there was barely any difference in his speed between his FB and slider. Because of this he would fall behind in counts or even when ahead he couldn't get an out pitch over and the count went to 3-2. Keith even went on to say that most experienced hitter would find a way to battle it out until they get the fastball, at that point it didn't matter how fast it was coming. This issue was discussed before, during and after almost all of his starts.
  13. Matt Harvey 2018 Outlook

    I don't think I'm incorrect in context. Looking at just stats will not show the entire story. There were times where he was hitting 96 or 97 during games. Then there were times where he would hit 94-95 in the early innings. In most of his starts he was sitting at 91-92 consistently. He had to reach back and just throw hard to get it up to the higher speeds and that would cause him to miss his spots. As he would go around the third time in the lineups he was getting killed. I watch every Met game and I can tell you he was not averaging 94-95 consistently. Here's an example of how you can get an average of 94 mph, 10 pitches at 91-92 and then 10 pitches at 97 will average out to 94. He had plenty of 3-2 or 2-2 counts where he would reach back and throw that 96-97 fastball and couldn't hit his spots. That's what he was doing and that's why he was garbage last season. The reason why I still think he's a lotto ticket is because he hasn't had to pitch past the 3rd inning as yet. So far he looks much better but until he works his pitch count up, we just won't know.
  14. Danny Salazar 2018 Outlook

    This pretty much sums it up. Let him be a hindrance to another owner. Him being on someone else's team can only help yours.
  15. Yoenis Cespedes 2018 Outlook