ranger danger

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  1. Just FYI, 64 games in: 11HR / 36 R / 35 RBI - puts him on pace for 28 / 91 / 88 Maybe everybody shouldn't be so quick to write off one of the most consistent players in the game at 30 years old after one bad season. Again he's not the player he once was, but I'm still confused how people just wanted to write this guy off completely.
  2. What's up with the peripherals? 3.99+ FIP, xFIP, and SIERA. His stats on the year look fine but why do all the underlying stats not like him this year? He's not historically one of those guys who far outproduces his peripherals.
  3. Yeah, I've been thinking this also. I have to remind myself, he's still Jedd Gyorko.
  4. Your point in general is fine but let's not act like anyone spent a high pick on Healy this season. He was a late round pick for most teams. It's not unreasonable to move on from a late pick who's not performing early.
  5. Any speculative pickup would ideally be a 'watch closely' guy, but in any competitive league there's likely lots of people watching closely. If a guy like Bird has any early success, the chances of him sitting on waivers so you can continue to watch him are pretty low. He's not a 'must add', but his upside makes him a better option than your worst player for most teams.
  6. The thinking is the same thinking people had before the season started. Young LH power bat in Yankee Stadium (arguably the best stadium for LH power). He showed success in his first ML stint in 2015 (11 HR in 46 games). Not sure where he'll slot in the lineup, but the Yankees also have the 4th most runs in MLB thus far, and that's with next to no production coming from 1B. Of course he's no guarantee, and sure consider the 19 games he played (and sucked) this year, but he seems like a pretty easy (free) gamble with nice upside.
  7. Well you've clearly misinterpreted a final line. 6.0 IP: 3 hits, 1 BB (0 ER) 7.0 IP: 5 hits, 1 BB (1 ER) 8.0 IP: 7 hits, 1 BB (2 ER) It's debatable whether he should have been brought back out for the 9th with a 9-2 lead, but it was actually a very good start until the 9th, even without the Ks. Also the Braves offense has also been more "middle of the pack" than "awful".
  8. Easy start at home, yes.
  9. I don't know what either of you are nitpicking about. The point is he should at the very least be a positive in R/RBI which can add a lot of sneaky value to otherwise boring players. I know the Pittsburgh lineup is pretty dirty this year but regularly hitting third will do anyone favors. Whether you're 80/100 or 90/90, it doesn't really matter to me; the point is a total of 180 - something Cutch has done done 3 of his last 6 seasons. In 2 of the other 3, he reached 170 (85/85). Considering his other numbers basically fell off a cliff last year compared to the rest of his career, I don't think expecting a modicum of improvement is all that off base.
  10. .228 BABIP thus far from a career .328 BABIP guy. Even last year in his down season, his BABIP was normal (.297). Dropping now would be a mistake; he's still taking walks at an above average clip. Agreed the SB are likely a thing of the past, but hitting in the 3-hole, 90 runs 90 RBI is a reasonable expectation - which would really make him above average in 4 of 5 categories.
  11. Fortunately, he does have Coors Field. And I'm pretty positive anyone who drafted him factored that into the decision. Do we care in fantasy if stats are 'artificial' because of a home park advantage? No.
  12. Have to - if you can't trust him against Philadelphia, what good is he? For what it's worth, he dominated the Phillies in two starts last season: 14 IP, 14K, 1 ER.
  13. Cervelli back at catcher today. He's worth throwing out there. If he can get on base against Nova, he should be running.
  14. Well, Cervelli is out of the lineup today. There goes that.
  15. People just about done with this guy now? I'd have to think this is the low point of the season for him, based on what he did last year, but it's tough to hang onto him.