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Everything posted by kenag122002

  1. Buy Low/Sell High 2018

    In the league format you are in and with the team you have, you are primarily looking for upside. Reyes has much higher upside. I'd make that trade.
  2. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Not at all what I'm saying, obviously post whenever/however you'd like! But if you are in an 8 team league you don't need advice. There's no challenge there. Flip a coin, which superstar filled team will be better this year. It's not the same game as competitive fantasy baseball in my personal opinion.
  3. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    32/150 is silly. But I guess so is 8 team. Hopefully the type people who would come to a message forum and discuss players are more serious and tend towards deeper, more challenging leagues.
  4. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Makes sense, 25 man rosters are pretty short. Here are a few examples of deep leagues -- In a 15 team mixed with 40 man rosters, 15 team mixed with 30 man rosters, or even a 12 team Only with 30 man rosters, he isn't close to droppable for me.
  5. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    You could use the basis of being in a deep league. Unfortunately fantasy is not as binary as some would make it seem. Sure in an 8 team league you would drop him, but then again what's the point of playing in an 8 team league in the first place? I'm in multiple leagues where any pitcher who has started a game and any hitter that has a HR or SB is rostered. Deep leagues do exist, and they are quite fun. In a deep league, Ian Happ is quite valuable, even with his current stats.
  6. Matt Wisler 2018 Outlook

    Couldn't agree more - not enough K potential there to be a reliable option in fantasy.
  7. Joey Votto 2018 Outlook

    Odd - you do realize that applies to literally every player in fantasy baseball, right? Buy lows do happen. Owners panic.
  8. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Turning a corner? He had a rough week in March/April. Outside of that he was a fantasy asset last year, he was huge in spring, and he's been exactly what we expected in 2018 (outside those few games). It's amazing how much some buy into small sample sizes and arbitrary endpoints in April.
  9. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Based on usage so far he's on pace for 500 ABs, so honestly that doesn't make much sense to complain about. Also he's hitting .292/.346/.458 in April. Small sample sizes are killing your narrative unfortunately.
  10. Franchy Cordero 2018 Outlook

    It seems like you don't understand what super 2 is. Also the word "super" does not appear anywhere in that article. You may be confusing it with service time considerations which happen in mid April (as you alluded to with the Urias sentence).
  11. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Yes, actual deep fantasy leagues do exist. i.e. NL Only and 15+ team mixed. In those leagues you would not bench Happ just due to a slump for 8 or 10 games, any more than you'd bench Trout in a 10 team league.
  12. Adam Eaton 2018 Outlook

    Not sure if you are serious. He won't be a part time player all season he's just getting kid gloves while coming back from an injury.
  13. Shohei Ohtani 2018 Outlook

    Doubt he's worth it as a hitter, I'd recommend keeping him in the pitching slot at all times until he's shown something that suggests otherwise.
  14. This is ridiculous. Even in my own custom written web app that I use to run my own drafts (which as ~50 hours of work on it), you assign players to a team and the app can figure out on it's own where to place them. If you have Jose Ramirez and then draft a 2B, Ramirez is a 3B. If you have him and then draft a 3B then he's a 2B. You should never have to "assign" a player to a role. As long as there is a configuration that works, the app should figure it out on its own. This is really not hard at all.
  15. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    Isn't the right answer normally somewhere in the middle? Don't pick him at 3 now with the added risk of losing a good portion of his HR. But if he slides to you at 10 because everyone is afraid, pounce.
  16. OK lets do it. Last 3 years-- 654, 627, 492 PAs.
  17. Luis Severino 2018 Outlook

    Seems like you may be still missing the point. One month is not a large enough sample size to make sweeping conclusions from, especially when you have the full season's data available.
  18. Mike Clevinger 2018 Outlook

    The most glaring comparison point is that Clevinger still has an option left.
  19. Greg Bird 2018 Outlook

    Specifically his .227 AVG is dragged down by a .255 BABIP in a small sample. Looking at 2017, if you use his 40.6% hard hit % and compare to others in that hard hit % range you'll see Domingo Santana with a .363 BABIP, Zimmerman .335, Abreu .330, Cruz .315 If you presume he can pull that BABIP up to standard levels around .320 based on his contact, his AVG should rise accordingly. .260-.270 certain seems reasonable.
  20. Luis Severino 2018 Outlook

    Kluber had a 1.25 WHIP in April and a 2.67 in May (May was just 1 start) Sale had a 1.35 WHIP in Sept Stras had a 1.21 in July and a 1.19 in June Kershaw had a 1.22 WHIP in Sept. Looking at an individual month and determining that it is not elite is not really all that helpful.
  21. Hyperbole was the point. If a value of "greatness" doesn't apply to one of the greatest hitters ever, it's time to reevaluate and ask if it is a valid measure. If you want to look at HR, great, do your analysis there, but comparing ABs seems silly, especially since there are many leagues that use OBP.
  22. Seems a little disingenuous. Barry Bonds didn't reach 530 ABs the last 8 years of his career either. In 2001 he had one of the best fantasy seasons ever, with just 476 AB. What's relevant are the PA, especially in an OBP league.
  23. Fantasy Strategy Thread

    Easier than drafting two Mike Leakes!!
  24. The two-way player issue...

    Fantrax, thank you for the correction
  25. Gregory Polanco 2018 Outlook

    He's averaged 135 over the last 3 years and he's only 26. 110 might be on the extreme low side.