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  1. Buy Low/Sell High 2018

    Robbie Ray Tanaka bundy Jon Gray Just to name a few
  2. Buy Low/Sell High 2018

    This opinion just proves that they are buy low targets because clearly everyone doesn’t think they are
  3. Minor League Draft

    Not sure how many people are in your league or if it’s snake or whatever, but if Adell falls to you at #2 he is the clear #1 out of all of them. Luzardo is the best pitcher out of the bunch. Kiriloff and Mize would be #2 hitter/pitcher for me, win AJ Puk and Cease also warranting consideration.
  4. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Don’t worry I’ll use stats for you. If you take Soto’s stats so far in the majors and expand it to 162 games you get this stat line: 96 runs 31 hr 93 rbi 4 sb .305 avg .420 Obp 108 walks 120 k the closest line I could find to this from 2017 was Jose Abreu at: 95 runs 33 hr 102 rbi 3 sb .304 avg .354 Obp 35 walks 119 ks In a standard 5x5 roto league using average Abreu was the #22 overall player last year and the #18 overall batter. Soto is also batting at the top of the nationals lineup, which is finally hitting like it should, and his counting stats are just going to get better as long as he sticks in the top 5. And finally to say he’s not a top redraft target is just plain stupid if you’re basing it off what’s he’s done so far. He’s nearly on a .300 100 30 100 pace at age 19. He’s just going to get better, so if that’s your base line I’ll draft him top 20 all day long to shoot for his ceiling which is most like going to be a perennial 40 hr threat with a top 5 league Obp, batting title contender and a monster in runs/rbis hitting in the heart of the nationals lineup. So please, keep saying he’s not that good.
  5. Jonathan Villar 2018 Outlook

    Pretty sure his defense is a huge part of it
  6. Adam Eaton 2018 Outlook

    They must really not care about Harper resigning with them. I just want to remind everyone that the Nationals trade Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez for Eaton just 2 years ago. A big part of his value was his very team friendly contract but that’s not the only reason the nationals gave up one of the best pitching prospects in baseball at the time. They believed in him then and they most likely still do, he’s just been eased in after his I juries Taylor was hot when Eaton came back, but he’s 1 for his last 14 and hasn’t started 3 straight games. I don’t see him being a massive problem for playing time ROS, especially if this Harper at first thing has any validity. If you can find someone who thinks Eaton is worthless cause he doesn’t start everyday go buy him low and remember you’re getting a career .360 Obp leadoff hitter in front of 4 all stars and the best 19 year old ever. He’ll get his home runs every once in a while and I’m sure he’ll steal a few eventually. He also has a damn good chance of leading the league in runs the second half. So yeah stop complaining and buy him, start or if someone was dumb enough to drop him go get him.
  7. Mitch Keller - SP PIT

    Another solid outing the other day. 8 innings 1 hit 2 walks 6 k Really don’t know what Keller has left to prove, would be pretty disappointing if he isn’t given a shot this year.
  8. Carter Kieboom-SS-WSH

    Picked him up expecting massive jumps in rankings between now and the end of the year. Am I crazy to think he’s a top 15, possibly top 10, prospect next season? Also anyone know how his defense gradea out?
  9. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Yeah to be honest I had it in my head that JD was 28 for some reason... didnt realize you missed turner either but obviously he’s there. Not sold on his power at all and pitchers are already figuring out how to pitch to him(https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinstripealley.com/platform/amp/yankees-analysis-sabermetrics/2018/6/20/17478374/yankees-gleyber-torres-second-base-rookie-hitting-adjustment-plate-coverage). His hot start after his debut doesn’t change his previous projections to the point he is in this conversation for me. To not make this entirely about other players and dynasty rankings, the thing that sets Soto(and vlad) apart is their age and plate discipline. A lot of guys can come up and hit home runs, but look at Rhys and Bellinger this year, things can change quickly when you don’t have the hit tool of Soto, which is good enough to expect to always be at or above the .300 mark. Same goes for Vlad.
  10. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    PrObably around 15-20 overall. Not sure there’s a single pitcher I’d trade him for. Ha! I literally typed the same exact list. I think you can add acuna in with Soto and vlad. Benintendi is the only one I’d add too. Corey’s Seager isn’t dead either.
  11. Deep Dynasty League Trade Question - Moncada

    I can’t imagine giving up Moncada and Erod being worth it at all. Moncadas contract is an absolute steal and should demand a hell of a lot more than a bunch of nobodies and an old a** shortstop being paid way too much for 1 year. hold tight man. Moncada is an elite talent and a top 30 guy in dynasty formats. Don’t give him up any time soon.
  12. Jordon "Jo" Adell - OF LAA

    Pretty early 2019, probably similar to how Acuna was handled this year. The Angels need to get this guy in their lineup with Trout for as long as they can.
  13. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    He also hit a foul ball about 5 feet short to the exact same spot in his first at bat of this game. He’s hitting it there on purpose.
  14. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    7th is too low, but he has struggled each time they’ve put him at the top of the order. I think keeping pressure off him is actually good for him.
  15. Mitch Keller - SP PIT

    Yep, rotowire dropped him waaaaaaay down, not sure what he did to deserve it except maybe not overperform like some other guys.