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  1. Domingo Santana 2018 Outlook

    I would think it has to. He hasn't shown much yet this season even when given regular playing time but he should have pretty much an everyday role going forward.
  2. Michael A. Taylor 2018 Outlook

    9 swipes so far and 0 CS. Has the permanent green light from his manager per the article below. He might not help much in the average department, but he's scoring runs in that lineup. What are the chances he's vying for the league lead in stolen bases come September? That alone is worth something. I think I would rather have him over Deshields or Mallex Smith right now. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2018/04/23/nationals-trea-turner-and-michael-a-taylor-get-green-light-on-base-paths/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6d30ec55df7f
  3. Mallex Smith 2018 Outlook

    He's a fine speed specialist. It's for me to envision him as any more than that, especially in that lineup and hitting so low in the order. Maybe if he starts batting leadoff everyday that would boost his runs, but still that lineup is bad. I don't expect to have him really contribute much in average or OBP, I think the best you can hope for is right around league average in both. I don't think anyone is expecting him to help you with the counting stats. You're playing him for the steals and he could rack up a lot. He's already been caught 3 out of 6 times already though, which is disappointing. I agree with above, he's a good bench OF to put in the lineup when you need to gamble on steals.
  4. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    Hitting a lot of flyballs (41.7% FB) they're just not leaving the park, likely contributing to the low BABIP (.167). Walking a little less and K'ing a little more than normal for him, but he hasn't played a lot of baseball yet. Playing in that lineup helps mitigate the slumping: he reached base 6 times over the past 6 games, but was driven in 4 of those times. Fully expect him to heat up and those numbers to stabilize, and when they do the counting stats should come in bunches.
  5. Luke Weaver 2018 Outlook

    Oof. Rough. Cold day against a great lineup though, still very high on him ROS.
  6. Mallex Smith 2018 Outlook

    Not a lot of offense in this one but got a hit and the swipe was nice. Does he have a chance to lead off vs righties, considering span is also a left handed batter?
  7. Mallex Smith 2018 Outlook

    Batting 7th today. Another lefty (Hamels) on the mound.
  8. Ian Kennedy 2018 Outlook

    3 outings, 3 quality starts. Ks were down a bit in this one, he gets no run support and he won't keep this going forever, but I plan to ride him in his next start against the Blue Jays who haven't been hitting very well thus far.
  9. Kole Calhoun 2018 Outlook

    Quietly been very consistent thus far. Has a hit in 6 straight games. Even with that streak his avg is only .250 and he doesn't walk much, but he can keep it around there he will help you with counting stats. Looks like he's benefiting from Ohtani and an improved Angels lineup. He's boring but underrated; I think he'll be a solid, cheap power source all year long.
  10. Jose Berrios 2018 Outlook

    Stud
  11. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    Hitting in the batting cage today per Rotoworld blurb. All signs point to him being back Monday when first eligible. Anthony Rizzo (back) hit in the batting cage on Thursday morning at Wrigley Field. It sounds like Rizzo will be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible on Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Cardinals. This is the first career DL stint for the 28-year-old first baseman. Ben Zobrist has drawn most of the playing time at first base in his absence. Apr 12 - 12:31 PM
  12. Lewis Brinson 2018 Outlook

    I think he's absolutely a drop in redraft. The Marlins will be plenty patient with him, but he's shown absolutely nothing as a hitter in the bigs, this year or last. Even if he does start to turn it around, that offense is putrid. Hold in dynasty but don't get stuck holding the bag in redraft. Early in the season is where a lot of good pickups are made, there's likely higher upside ROS out there unless you're in a really deep league.
  13. Michael Wacha 2018 Outlook

    I don't know, that's an ERA of 3.04 over that stretch against not exactly a murder's row of opposing pitchers. I'll take Brault or Kuhl numbers and hope for a few more outs for a quality start. My point is if you can't him today, how many teams are you really playing him against?
  14. Ian Kennedy 2018 Outlook

    Streaming him today. My league is too deep to ignore a guy pitching this well. He had a nice spring and continued it into 2 starts. Playing in a nice pitching park today against a very righty heavy lineup. Hoping for some Ks and a decent shot at a QS.
  15. Michael Wacha 2018 Outlook

    Firing him up today. If he sputters again against the Reds then I'll have to strongly consider relegating him to the wire/matchup streamer only.