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  1. I guess there are two ways to look at it. One is that he might be a lazy fat slob who never bothered to work out. The other is that if he really has never lifted then he should become a monster once he starts.
  2. There are different versions of WAR. Baseball Reference and Fangraphs are the two versions people cite most often.
  3. Very few if any players with 200+ ADP have been better. LeMahieu and Semien are really the only two that have been reliably better when it comes to guys who went at the back end of drafts.
  4. Like I said, it's close. But it seems clear that JV has the advantage at the moment in terms of writers/journalists and what they value. But it's close enough that the remaining 1-2 starts could change that. For example, I don't think the writers who vote on these things look at "per nine" stats much if at all compared to the obvious surface stats like wins. For example, I think they'd notice JV's 12 IP advantage before any of the per nine stats. That said, the only obvious surface number Cole has over JV right now is Ks. JV has ERA, wins, and WHIP. The writers also value stuff like JV's no hitter and reaching the 20 win plateau. In terms of fantasy Cy Young, it's probably closer than what the writers would have it. But the player rater does give the edge to JV there too.
  5. Based on what? The 300 Ks? To me it seems very close. Verlander could reach 20 wins on Sunday, which I think would put him over the top. Another start after that would also probably push JV to 300 Ks, which would just about seal it.
  6. He really hasn't been right since the back injury in July.
  7. From what I heard, it was just to keep him in the lineup while Darvish is on the mound, since Darvish and Caratini pair up (and Rizzo is hurt). I'm guessing Caratini would be the guy to take 1B with any other SP though, since Caratini has 15 appearances there this season.
  8. Projecting his actual numbers seems very dependent on what if anything MLB does with the juiced ball. My totally unscientific way of guessing his ADP in the 50s was to basically gauge how I think the public views him right now and then compare that to this season's draft. Guys with ADPs from 50-60 (ESPN) this year were Correa, Votto, Cain, Castellanos, and Rosario. Ahead of that pack were Rendon, Benintendi, Albies, Bogaerts, and Khris Davis. Behind that pack were Eugenio, Ozuna, Gleyber, Haniger, and Realmuto. All in that order. But like I said, that's more a reflection of how I think the public views him. If he goes there I probably won't get him. I mean I don't think a Vlad Jr. breakout next year is a bad bet. I just think I'd feel more comfortable at that price betting on a breakout for a guy that's going to get more than 0-1 SBs. I do think these last couple weeks could make a difference in his outlook though since they still have a couple of series vs. the Orioles BP.
  9. I'm guessing his ADP will be in the 50s. Higher if he gets hot, lower if he stays cold. It was well documented in this thread that his production would fall off as summer waned and his Vitamin D levels decreased. Maybe draft him early and then trade him before the deadline as the days are about to start getting shorter again.
  10. 2nd round is way too early for a 2nd year DH-only hitter projected for 0-1 SBs. I mean I'm sure someone will take him there. But it won't be his ADP.
  11. He’s definitely below “projections” at this point. His WRC+ is down to 107, which is short of every projection out there. ZIPS had him projected lowest of all the big prognosticators. And they had him at .280/.349/.466 for 111 WRC+. And those projections would have been much higher if the juiced-ball had been factored in. There’s enough time left that he could still get there or even catch his Dad’s numbers which were very much in danger just a couple weeks ago. Or I guess he could implode back down to AAA.
  12. Hold for when? the season is almost over.
  13. Are you reading the thread? The point is that this guy will never be considered “great” on the level of Mike Trout even if he put up comparable offensive numbers, which itself is doubtful.
  14. Even if Yordan were to put up Trout’s offensive production, a pure DH would never be considered anywhere near Trout, whose glove is among the best CFs in baseball.