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  1. I would have gone Greinke but I get taking Taillon because he's the younger of the two. Though looking back I really like the value of those 8th round guys in Wheeler, Morton and Folty compared to Taillon in the 5th. I like Ray in the 10th if he bounces back you got a great sources of K's for cheap. Fwiw I was eyeing him in the 11th but ended up grabbing "Meh" there. You ended up with Maeda and Dick Hill too those guys are really interesting to me I feel like the uncertainty of the Dodger rotation will cause their ADP to drop but they could end up being great values because of that.
  2. Thought the same thing too! Power definitely tailed off late. Opted to grab C-Stew and Alonso late as power dart throws on B2B picks because I thought I was a little light on homers. my Pitching is total dog dung but I like my bats good combination of floor and upside I think.
  3. Caris LeVert 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Just awful. Get well soon.
  4. Anthony Rendon 2019 Outlook

    No what I meant to say was his ability purely as a hitter. Not in overall fantasy value. Of course its Ramirez in that case.
  5. Just an exceptional hitter who continues to improve. He has increased his xWOBA 3 straight seasons. Last year his mark of .387 was good for the 13th in MLB just edging out his teammate Bryce Harper. In addition last year he also dropped his whiff rate on breaking pitches (19.4% to 15.2%) and off speed pitches (24.3% to 18.8%). A very low swinging strike rate of 5.90% too. His xBA (expected batting average) was stellar too at .304. Good for 8th just ahead of Freeman. And that's where I think he can be a fantasy difference maker. It's tough finding dependable sources of batting average and Mr. Rendon has now posted back to back .300 seasons. His batted ball data overall is excellent and shows that the .300 hitting isn't a fluke and is right in line with expectations. In the handful of so-called "expert" mocks I've stumbled across so far in the early off-season he's basically gone right around the 47-60 range. Last year Rendon finished as the 38th ranked player in 5x5 (yahoo). So he could be just a little under valued and part of that may have to do with fellow teammates Harper and Trea Turner overshadowing him to a degree. I think his skills as a hitter are excellent - I'm thinking very close to Jose Ramirez- without the stolen bases (of course) and a bit less power (16% Hr/FB rate for Jo Ram and around 12% Hr/FB rate for Rendon last year). Though fwiw I do think Rendon is a good bet to beat Ramirez in batting average. Regardless as a hitter he has some great skills that should translate to a very high floor and a rock solid pick in the 4th-5th round.
  6. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/11/astros-interested-in-james-paxton.html I know he never gets through a full season but the idea of replacing Keuchel with Paxton.. is very nice!
  7. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/11/gm-meetings-notes-yankees-goldschmidt-mariners-indians-kluber-carrasco-paxton-sonny-gray-trade-rumors-padres-athleticss.html From Yesterday "And the New York delegation to the GM Meetings met with their peers from the Indians, per Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter), with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrascoboth covered in conversation. " Nothing seems imminent. But Carrasco definitely a name yanks are looking at. Wonder what the Indians would get in return.
  8. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    I'll be honest I'm not terribly excited about CC being back. With Gardner I felt like he's OK to bring back because really he has a role on the team as basically a 4th OF late inning defensive replacement/ Pinch runner/ give somebody a day off etc. So he's still has useful skills in that regard. But with CC there's just not really any upside at this point I mean basically when he starts you just try and nurse him through 5 innings and call it a day. Don't get me wrong I'll always love CC to pieces for 2009 and there is absolutely no denying he's a stalwart team mate but it is that a really a reason to bring him back on a team with WS aspirations? Maybe. but I just felt like at this point the yankees could do better. Kluber is interesting. He would no doubt address a need and make the team better... but I can't help but be a little suspicious of the Indians wanting to grab something good for him anticipating a possible decline (and maybe even a precipitous one) in the future. I haven't looked at him closely (fwiw didn't have any shares last year) but his K rate did drop off by roughly 8% compared to 2017. That's huge especially in just one year. It's very possible the decline has begun and has mentioned the back problem certainly doesn't help matters.
  9. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    It's official. Looks like one year $8 Million
  10. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    Sounds like a plan. I'll drive Boone to the airport myself. Free of charge.
  11. But what if you grab Rendon and Vlad In all seriousness with the Vlad pick it was a point where I just wasn't in love with what was on the board I mentioned before but there were a few SPs that went right in a row before that pick that I was eyeing after they were gone I felt decent enough reaching up for him and just seeing what was left next round. He's a crazy talent with a pretty bankable floor I think especially for a guy so young but I'll absolutely be the first to admit that relative to the ADP there *probably* isn't much profit potential esp where I took him. But again it was really me not feeling great with the other guys available there.