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  1. Anthony Rendon 2018 Outlook

    Slow start, need a little more pop in the bat, but the RBIs should flow with that lineup ahead of him. Hard hit % and K/BB are right where it’s always been. Looking forward to his standard .280 85-90 runs, 22-26HRs, 95+ RBIs, and extra value in OBP leagues around .365 with room for more.
  2. Cesar Hernandez 2018 Outlook

    Hasn’t moved from my 2B spot all year. 220th overall draft pick. No name value so it’s not like you can flip him. No matter, he’s ranked as the 3rd best 2B in my OBP league, should be a lock for .275 95 15 and 20 steals and a top 7 finish at his thin position. Keep chugging along hoss
  3. Zack Cozart 2018 Outlook

    Been patient the whole time too, figured hitting near the top of that lineup or even 6th with some pop would be 90+ runs to go with 18ish HRs and 70RBIs or so. Getting ready to bail. Multiposition eligibility is nice, but only if the guy isnt a black hole week in and week out.
  4. Jurickson Profar 2018 Outlook

    Keeps hitting, another double and a triple last night. Hard to ignore him, could be the classic late bloomer @ 25
  5. Sean Newcomb 2018 Outlook

    Definitely his biggest test of the year, and one of the only parks I think I still am going to bench him at. Hate doing it, but I’m probably going to sit this one out. Props to those of you that roll with it. Curious to hear other people’s take on this as well
  6. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    Just accepted the deal. It’s an OBP league but I’m #1 in that category and already have freeman. If abreu gets dealt at the deadline it only helps me. I wish goldy the best, but I seriously could see this elbow ending up like a seager tommy John category. Pollock down for the count sealed the deal for me. I’m not one to overreact but the red flags are there. Goldy is a class act and HOF player, hoping he straightens it out. If last September/oct wasn’t a thing I wouldn’t have budged yet.
  7. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    I appreciate some feedback on that. the proposal is still on the table. Besides steals and about 15 runs per year, if you compare the two, their stats are actually not as far off as you may believe though. With pollock out for an extended period, RBI opportunities and solid pitches are only going to decrease (not that they have any reason to pitch around him these days lol). You look at the guys drafted right ahead of abreu, I can’t see any sane owner shipping a JoRam, votto, rizzo, Springer, Donaldson, even a bellinger for him right now. It’s sad how heavily I need to consider Abreu right now. goldy’s 0-4 tonight doesn’t sway me back anymore either.. I realize this is th Goldy thread but just throwing that out there. Pollock going down on top of Lamb already makes that lineup pretty damn average.
  8. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    Was just proposed Jose Abreu for Goldy in a 1 for 1 deal. 6 weeks ago i would have laughed. The elbow appeared in September and he hasn't been himself since. Might very well pull the trigger on this, especially because it seems his days of being a 20-25 steal threat is behind him no matter what, but that's obviously the least of our worries now.
  9. Jason Kipnis 2018 Outlook

    Throwback to when I thought this was 20/15 potential and actually thought spring training could matter
  10. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    100% agreed with this take. Personally I feel like the window to get some top 3 rounds ADP value back is closing quick when opposing managers click that name and see the 0's across the board the last 2+ weeks. It's brutal looking & a tough pill for them to swallow. Crazy enough, he only has 4 less runs than Freeman. Name value alone should give Goldy owners a solid chance still to reel in a stud though.
  11. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    Given the fact that you did foresee a bit of regression both with HRs & steals, are you in the camp that it is an overreaction to sell asap on him, or do you think these other things are more than enough to warrant jumping ship?
  12. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    I am in agreement here that there is something else besides the humidor & mental situation in play. The aforementioned hard/soft contact rates have been ongoing since last September as @kidtwentytwo showed us. Took this former beast 10th overall in a OBP 12 team roto league and thought it was a godsend. At this point i am hoping for a 1 for 1 deal, netting me either Rizzo/Votto/Abreu in that order. If not, I may even throw in a piece. A springer or a JDM (yeah right) would also be welcomed with open arms in a 1 for 1 scenario. Overall, I think the elbow may be in play here, something very Seager-esque. I'm trying to hop off the train before it becomes public that he is damaged goods.. Two weeks ago I never thought I'd be saying this. It's too long of a season to take this risk, and name value alone should at least net in a push if he somehow turns this around.
  13. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    I've been on the patient side of things this entire time but this is getting scary, and these numbers speak for themselves. Are we in agreement that if you can get a Rizzo for him, you do it? Goldy has been as consistent of a rock as they come, but the sell window may even be closing. What about an Abreu? With Pollock hitting the way he is at home, the humidor can only be so much of an excuse.. At this rate I feel like aborting mission may be wise, as these advanced metrics and large 500AB sample size are no joke.
  14. Paul Goldschmidt 2018 Outlook

    Steals or not... that’s terrifying
  15. Tommy Pham 2018 Outlook

    MRI did reveal irritation with his hip abductor. Pham the gamer says he's going to try to give it a go tonight but I'm not holding my breath. The dude has been a monster all year but these consistent health hiccups are scary. Wondering if it would be wise to sell high on his .442 OBP and 20/30 pace once that DTD clears next to his name.. It's tough because he's actually returned value from that ~55-60th overall ADP but he's due for slight regression no matter what as it is, health not included..