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  1. This is a start-up dynasty league that needs 6 more members. The league is a full dynasty(keep entire roster) consisting of a solid group of active and engaged managers. Please see the details below. 14 Teams $150 plus Fantrax fees $2100 purse 1st Place = $1100 2nd Place = $600 3rd Place = $200 All Star break leader = $100 2nd half most Roto points improved = $100 ***(keeps team engaged throughout the year) Daily Lineups Roto 7x7 (HR, R, H, RBI, SB, BA, OPS, SV, HLD, WHIP, W, QS, K, ERA) 52 roster size 24 Active(C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, LF, CF, RF, OF, U, 5 SP, 5 RP, 2 P), 8 Bench, 20 Minor League Slow Draft consisting of 2 parts. A draft to fill 32 MLB active slots. A 2nd draft to fill 20 Minor League slots. Snake draft with reverse order between MLB and Minor league draft. Draft to begin once league is full and paid. GroupMe is utilized and required to keep the league active and engaged. For more further details about the league, send an email to joboczon@gmail.com or reply to this thread.
  2. 5 spots remaining. PM or reply with your contact information to receive a document on the league rules. Quick answers to questions asked: Slow draft is a combined minor and MLB player draft. This dynasty league involves keeping your team's full roster year to year.
  3. We are looking to fill 6 remaining spots in our league and quickly proceed with scheduling and beginning our slow draft. Brief details of the league are stated below, but if you leave you contact information, I will supply you with additional details to assist in making your decision. Thanks! HOF Fantasy League House of Friends League Size: 14 Teams Lineups: Daily Host Site: Fantrax Monetary Holdings: Fantrax Treasury League Investment: $150 + Small Fantrax fee (shared cost ) Winnings: $2,100 payouts League Format: Dynasty - Roto 7x7 Dynasty League Scoring HR- Home Runs R- Runs H- Hits RBI- Runs Batted In SB - Stolen Bases BA- Batting Average OPS - On Base + Slg % Sv - Saves HLD - Holds WHIP - Walks Hits IP Ratio W- Wins QS - Quality Starts K - Strikeouts ERA- Earned Runs Average Rosters: 24 Active Roster(C,1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, LF, CF, RF, OF, U, 5 SP, 5 RP, 2P) / 6 Bench / 20 Minor League Draft Type: Slow draft, Snake, Random Draft Order
  4. I ranked his HBP as a 60/60 tool. There is something lacking in his approach as back to back 40 walk seasons isn't a lot. Plate discipline is an important part to being at the top of the lineup. Additionally, getting hit by pitches isn't a good thing especially given the injury proneness it is likely to bring. It is a great hitting approach staying with every pitch until it hits the catcher's mitt. It just leaves you out to dry on pitches in. It is tough for a hitter to fix that. Chase Utley lead the league with HBPs for 3 straight seasons and played nearly full seasons in all 3 so it is possible it doesn't have an effect. It is also possible that he takes a fastball of the hand and is Trea Turner'ed. It is difficult to be Harper's backup plan when you may need a backup plan yourself.
  5. This statistic has fulled me every year. He has the BEST strikeout potential of any pitcher in baseball. His swinging whiff % (Baseball Prospectus) is always the top 10 among SP. I always tell myself that his walks can be outdone by his stuff. The problem is his consistency. He doesn't spread out his issues. He will pitch 5 innings 3 hits 2 BB 8 Ks. He will enter the 6th walk 2 batters, hang two fastballs over the plate. And his line will suddenly be 5 innings 5 hits 4 BBs 8 Ks and 3ER. You will grown and say "He got me again". At this point I think it is a composure thing. Which means when he starts pitching bad, he implodes. It can be identified in stats, but don't let him fool you. He can do more damage to your weekly stat lines than good.
  6. His HR rates have decreased but his hit quality tools really haven't. His Batted Ball distance actually when up from 2015 when he hit 19 HR this past year despite only hitting 2017. AT&T Park is dreadful, and the 20 end of that may be an aggressive prediction. I saw we compromise at 15 HR.
  7. I like and hate the Duke of Welington. I love his hit tool and think with that alone he is an impact catcher and can land Top 5 if given adequate playing time. I HATE his approach at the plate. The man only walks when he decides to rest his arms for the next at bat and the pitcher can't hit the strike zone. This will of course limit his ability to score runs, but the average and power are real. His Hard hit% and LD% are great. The ballpark should help as well. Sleeper.
  8. Catchers do wear and tear quicker because of the stress of the position on the body, but Buster Posey really hasn't fallen off that far from what he already was. The power was at a low this past year as 12 HR isn't ideal. When he was a 20 HR guy playing every day, and there was little other competition, he became a Tier of his own. His counting stats were way down last season because the Giants were awful. With a better supporting cast this year, I see those stats rising maybe 15-20 HR as his Hard Hit really hasn't gone down much. He will be the old Buster Posey, but he is just overshadowed now by the performance of catchers that possess greater power while still having a decent average. This isn't as much of Posey falling off, but others providing just as good as options. His .300+ batting average is still elite and shouldn't be underrated, but some value a 25 HR guy with a .270-.280 guy.
  9. Elite to good is a stretch. Coors obviously helps every hitter so there is no denying it would not have a positive effect not having that as your home park. Last year he hit 19 HR at home and 18 HR away. In 2015, he hit 20 HR at home and 22 HR away. I left out 2016 on purpose because he was it ruins my point with 25 HR home vs 16 HR away. The idea is, the power splits show the power translates everywhere. His batting average would take the biggest hit, he may become a .280 hitter with 40HR hitting for a contender which means massive counting stats. That to me is still 1st round talent!
  10. I completely agree here. The K-rate was about the only not pretty stat. He displayed good speed, power, and batting average despite that at 17 in a short clip at Rookie ball. If he can work on his approach at the plate and cut down the K-rate at 18 years old, easily projects into the Top 20 prospect category. Ceiling could be 20/40 player. Get excited!
  11. He didn't prove last year that he could handle AAA pitching yet alone MLB pitching for this season. Austin Meadows has been in the Top 100 for 5 straight years. Talk about a player people aren't willing to give up on. I personally see his ceiling as a Gregory Polanco. Fangraphs has his opposite field hits at above 40%. His projected power is that of a 20-25 guy. With that approach at the plate, I don't see that happening. I think he just remains that player that we all want more from but just never get it. He becomes a quality player but not the All-Star everyone expected. Gregory Polanco.
  12. I don't know if it is necessarily forgotten about more so than it being difficult to evaluate and grade him as a Top 100 over some of the other players on the list until he returns and shows he is healthy after TJ. Braxton Garrett is another name not being thrown in the Top 100 by most and I understand it. You have both the concern of velocity decrease along with the necessary time to establish a feel for your off-speed pitches again. I still like Kaprielian and have him scouted in a deeper dynasty league, but there are plenty of great arms without those concerns to put in the rankings.
  13. The bigger truth is he isn't an up and coming star like those players. He is 29 and washed out of the MLB once already. He may be decent but not fantasy worthy. At his best, I see a Kyle Hendricks but I see more of a Mike Leake. The idea is that the pitchability goes farther than the actual stuff.
  14. I suggest a question. Should they have spend the FA money on Darvish instead of Cain? It isn't that I don't love Cain, I just feel the need for pitching was bigger and the Cubs pulling down Darvish instead really hurt them.
  15. I completely agree with the undervalued part. His ADP is 194 currently. There is a lot wrong with him. He pulls everything, rolls over to many pitches, and is injury prone. With that said, if he can stay somewhat healthy, .260 60/30/80 is still great value at that ADP.
  16. They NEED a starting pitcher. The central is a tough division with both the Cardinals and Cubs. The lineup has enough, but I like the pitching on the other 2 teams more. I think if the depth is lacking anywhere, it is the rotation.
  17. Just keep a solid backup. IF he is healthy, his floor I as top 80 with his ceiling as high as 50. If he gets injured, or that hamstring issue rolls into this season. You have an outside the top 150 like he ended last season. There is a reason we fear age, at some point there has to be an end. People don't retire when they are still on top, the injuries pile up or skills start to fade. I love Adrian Beltre like I love all the players I grew up watching and that normally has me picking a player based on who he is and not how he may produce.
  18. His bat speed hasn't slowed given his age and his hand eye has always been amazing! I think the obvious concern is going to be injury more so than his stats falling off. I am in my mid 30s and face injuries just getting out of the shower. By the way, his ADP is 160 which I think is definitely a reasonable time to hit instead of that 97 ranking.
  19. I am a huge fan of different and quirky reads. He reminds me of a future Razzball writer. Starting with the projection on Luis Robert, you can tell its going to have some bold rankings and it does. Luis Robert has the ability to be big, however, his small American baseball track record doesn't do enough for me to make him a Top10. These are my favorite type of rankings though. I love reading different rankings. I feel like a lot of the sites have the same names 1-80 and then just sprinkle some slightly unique players at the end. This is refreshingly fun and if anything introduces you to a couple players that make you go "hmmmm". Thanks for sharing!
  20. Hey now! Kidding. I think the Brewers made a huge mistake and should send him back to the Marlins. Please. In all seriousness, he is a great hitter, though don't get too excited about the power numbers. His splits aren't really that different between home and away in terms of HRs. He is a great all-around player that reminds me a lot of Joey Votto statistically. The power is there and he could hit 30 HRs, but his line drive, BA first, approach will typically leave you disappointed that he only hits 20-25. Speed exists and mattering to how he is used, he could steal 10, could steal 20. I think he has a relatively safe floor, but not maybe as exciting a ceiling as everyone is projecting with this trade. .300 100/20/80/10 Very Votta-like.
  21. That 4.68 ERA isn't fair as his FIP was almost a run lower. I think #4 is fair. Osuna has better control but for the Blue Jays will see less opportunities and will pitching in the AL East (something I avoid). I see him and Giles pretty similar as the Brewers should win a lot more games this season. I think Osuna ends up with the lower WHIP, Giles the lower ERA, and Knebel the most Ks. I give Knebel the push with 120Ks over 80Ks for the other. #4 Knebel #5 Giles #6 Osuna