En Votto Veritas

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  1. It seems a fair trade, and I'd prefer the Altuve side of the deal personally.
  2. Last 14 days: .441/.472. Buy low window is definitely closing but he can probably still be had for cheap as the counting stats are lacking.
  3. Dude has a clean K:BB ratio and a squeaky WHIP on the year. I'm not worried about the first month of the season re: ERA and W. The ERA will balance out with more starts and the Ws will come, though 15 is probably his ceiling with the current IP situation.
  4. I predict .260/.360, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 80 R, 3 SB. Dude is consistent af and gets no respect.
  5. Here's what I wrote on him a while back: Looks like the power is showing up a bit more than I anticipated. This said, he's walking less (7.2%) and K-ing more (23.2%). Still, those aren't bad for the late round C fliers. .270/.360 - 15 - 60 - 60 is my updated prediction.
  6. What are our thoughts on Roenis Elias, the 30-year old lefty who is currently in a committee with Swarzak and others? 2019: 12.2 IP, 10:4 K:BB, 2.84 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 3 SV, 1 HLD. Looks like he's a converted starter, having been sent to the pen in 2016 at some point. Looking through his career numbers it doesn't look great, but then I split for starter/reliever and it looks better. Career splits below: Starter: 297 IP, 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 256 K, 115 BB. Reliever: 52.2 IP, 2.73 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 31 K, 19 BB. What does the future hold? Well he's a lefty in a committee so he may not get all the opps, but will likely get all that involve two out of three batters being lefties and so forth. Given that SEA's offense is clicking (Narvaez ftw) there should be a good amount of opps to be had. I hate predicting saves but the ratios look like he could settle in at 3.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He also has the coveted SP/RP status in Yahoo. Who knows what will happen with SEA pen, though; watch them go out and sign Kimbrel.
  7. Dude is going to wreck stat lines like an accountant on meth when he's back in the lineup.
  8. I think it all comes down to your team's needs. If you rostered Gallo, Krush, Moose, and so forth, McNeil can provide the balance your team needs. On the other hand, if you got Freeman and Altuve on the turn, and are sitting on Winker and Segura, then maybe you don't need McNeil as much. This said, he certainly has value even without the heavy HR/SB totals. McNeil has done nothing but shred major league pitching since he's been called up, which is now at 280 ABs. So that's half a season worth of hitting in which he's gone .346/.402/.486. His 162 game average gives him 88 Rs, 6 HRs, 59 RBIs, and 14 SBs. With a .300+ BA those numbers play quite well at 2B this year, and you have to assume he breaks 88 runs if he hits atop the NYM lineup for the remainder of the season. He's currently the 16th ranked 2B in Yahoo 5x5, and the 13th ranked 3B.
  9. Oh yes please. Only he's taken in the league in question thus I can't keep an eye on him like I can these others.
  10. And.... there's a single for McNeil. Over/under on 200 hits for McNeil this year (assuming a full year of ABs)?
  11. Someone should go back and look at the Votto threads each year in which the same "why isn't he hitting home runs or doing anything really" conversations happen early in the year. It seems he always starts slow. Yes his power is down and he likely won't hit 30 HRs this season, but Puig, Winker, Peraza, hell the whole CIN lineup is in a slump and has started the year rather terribly. I'll buy some Votto shares if anyone's selling at a "father-time is undefeated" discount. Votto knows no defeat, least of all father time.
  12. Names (many have been mentioned in this thread but stats are current here) I'm keeping an eye on: Burdi (RP - PIT): 6.2 IP, 13:1 K:BB 😵, no HLDs or SVs yet . N Anderson (RP - MIA): 7.2 IP, 16:2 K:BB 😵. Guerra (SP/RP - MIL): 11.2 IP, 5:4 K:BB 🤢, 1 SV, 4 HLD. Biagini (SP/RP - TOR): 9 IP, 11:3 K:BB, 1 SV, 5 HLD. Brennan (RP - SEA): 12.1 IP, 13:2 K:BB 😵, 2 HLD. Ferguson (SP/RP - LAD): 9 IP, 10:3 K:BB, 1 HLD. I'm also keeping an eye on Chad Green (RP - NYY) who seems to be getting dropped left and right. Dude was an absolute stud for two seasons and seems to be in a very uncharacteristic rough patch. Could be a seriously easy buy low or WW add.
  13. Ummmm, small sample size much? At this point the difference between batting .200 and .400 is like five hits. Posey is one of the better pure hitters in the game and is a virtual lock for .290+/.350+. I mean last year he was hurt and hit .284/.359, so... that's his literal floor. Everyone needs to remember that Shane Greene is the highest ranked closer right now. Shane, my end of the year ERA will be above 5, Greene. I assume those thinking about dropping Posey are also out trying to trade Diaz/Chapman/Treinen for Greene right? Of course not. Be cool my dudes.
  14. Buy low window on Winker is rapidly closing.
  15. I was just looking at the stat line today like
  16. I went for him a few days ago. I like the profile, great chance at a ton of HLDs and a few potential vulture saves.
  17. A lot of us were seeing him swipe 10+ bags this season. But I'm glad you're on the hype train because the destination is championship-town and the fare is cheap.
  18. In spite of his lack of hits, he has five walks to seven strike outs for a .333 OBP. So hitting him in the two hole seems like a pretty good long term plan given that he's getting on base at an above-average rate while only recording four hits in his first twenty-two ABs. When he starts hitting his OBP will be .375+ and he'll be piling on the doubles, bombs, and RBIs as well.
  19. According to this tweet he is the most unlucky hitter so far, should be hitting (you guessed it) .291. Patience, my friends.
  20. If healthy and getting a full season of ABs at the top of the CIN lineup: .300/.400 - 20 - 75 - 90+.
  21. As a lifelong Giants fan I've watched Romo pitch more times than I can recall. Dude is a 2 pitch guy: fastball and slider. Slider is filthy but he has to locate it. When he doesn't it hangs out over the plate like a sweet, sweet offering to the home run gods. I don't know how he's progressed since leaving SF but he was losing a bit as the years went on from the 2011/2012 years when he was one of the best mid-RPs in the game. IMO if you passed on saves in the draft or are looking for deeper options, the opportunities should be there for him.
  22. Obviously it depends on your league size, bench spots, and current injury/starter situation, but I'm still holding. Upside is too good to jump ship after a couple games.
  23. This injury really discounted Lindor's price. He literally went from a near consensus #3-4 pick to 15+ and hasn't recouped that value in spite of the fact that this looks like a minor injury to a superstar. I think the window for buying this discount is rapidly closing but a smart manager might still be able to get a good deal.