En Votto Veritas

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  1. I'm not seeing this. As far as I can tell he's at home against SD tonight; you mean he won't pitch this game?
  2. Last 14 days (aka fantasy playoffs): .293 AVG, .423 OBP, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R, 11:10 K:BB.
  3. He did this on purpose, waiting until fantasy playoffs to get real.
  4. If I'm NYY I am not confident in facing OAK, especially in New York. Sure you get to throw Severino but... Oakland is a bullpen killing, on the road hitting, late season machine right now. The question is: who does OAK start? Fiers? *whispers* Edwin Jackson? *shudders*
  5. Probably a long shot to vulture a save or two but who knows, what with the way this year has gone, Chris Devenski was just activated from the DL in HOU.
  6. He's been batting leadoff for the past three games. 3 BB to 4 K in 28 ABs so far this year. He could be in line for a nice and clean end of the season run.
  7. Hicks qualifies at SP and I have limited confidence in Norris' health. I'd say he's got the least obstacles in front of him out of that list.
  8. Neshek quietly converts 3rd save in 15 IP this season. Also has 3 HLDs and a 0.60 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in this short time. I like him down the stretch in SV/HLD leagues.
  9. I need to know what our opinion is on Maeda closing now that he's officially been moved to the pen. My situation is that I don't need a part-time closer/mid-RP and he's taking up a bench spot. If he's gonna close then that's cool, but if he's gonna be in a once a week throwing two innings kinda setup then I need to bail. Any thoughts on his outlook?
  10. "Yeah my guy blew it big time. But if things had hypothetically been different, he might have not done that." ^ This isn't an argument. It can be applied to literally every situation in life.
  11. Just a friendly reminder that Pat Neshek is back. He's thrown 12.1 innings since mid July and has been lights out, allowing 1 ER, with 1 BB to 9 K. The strikeouts have been excellent in past years and may come with a bit more work, but he's logged 2 SVs and 3 HLDs in this span. That means he's seeing a lot of high leverage situations and converting well. I see him as a must-add in HLDs league or SV+HLDs leagues.
  12. This is getting silly. Peeps gonna be like: did you see how loose Rondon's laces were on his cleats? Osuna had nice tight laces, def should be closing. Yeah but Osuna doesn't eat red meat, so his iron count is lower. Probably won't be closing this year till he irons that out (*cough*).
  13. I'm starting him. Read up in this thread for a good discussion on his upcoming starts.
  14. Much thanks to @sngehl01 for this thread, as I've been monitoring it for a while now. I like this guy's consistently low K rate (my league counts Ks and BBs) and think it'll help him quite a bit in the bigs. He's obviously on a tear right now but I'm hoping for a Simmons-lite season. Also, it's nice to have a hype-train after the Nimmo train derailed and was put in the shop for maintenance.
  15. You should probably buy Votto for fifty cents on the dollar before this post comes back to haunt you.
  16. I have heard that Votto actually invented the vacuum cleaner. He got tired of all the mess left by children who couldn't see beyond a day, or a week, or a month and thought: I'll help all those who cannot help themselves.
  17. Pitcherlist has him at #28 currently. This said, I don't think discussion of whether he should be 5 or 10 or 15 spots higher or lower is that relevant to most people. The real question is: how is he going to pitch out the season? Personally I'm betting he does quite well.
  18. Yes. He will almost assuredly set up Vazquez and vulture whatever save opps may present themselves.
  19. Blue Jays be ALLLL ABBBBOOOAAAARRDD!!! hahahaha
  20. If Smith is dealt yes, Melancon is likely the guy. I don't see Smith being dealt though, especially not with the fact that the Giants went through all the trouble of shoring up their bullpen in the off-season.
  21. You could be right, though he's at .382 right now after a month of settling in. A 2:1 K:BB ratio should help and he should develop as a hitter as well.
  22. Bingo. Nimmo is likely a .250-275 AVG guy but his OBP should be in the high .300s. We simply won't know about the counting stats until he's got more of a track record in the majors but the ceiling is really high here. I'm holding.
  23. Giles' numbers in save situations were pretty solid this year with HOU. I would not be surprised at all if he closes the year for TOR and puts up classic Giles #s. Must add IMO.
  24. Paul Fry. Rookie, 12.2 IP, 1.42 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 13/2 K/BB. Small sample size obviously but he has a minors track record of closing.