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  1. Much like the rest, it's Freeman, Story, Paxton.
  2. Hand is a near lock for 100ks out of that reliever spot, which is hard to find. That, along with the departure of Allen puts him in prime position to finish as a top 5 closer. It's Hand, and not super close for me. Good luck!
  3. I lean towards Turner here, for the sole purpose of steals. With Lindor's calf, he MAY be less likely to run when he gets back, and TT will also contribute (at least modestly) in every other category. After him, I go Machado then Altuve. Good luck!
  4. Current keepers are listed in my signature along with my current farm team. I was offered a 14th round Daniel Murphy for Keston Hiura. NOTE: Prospects are considered 30th round keepers when promoted to MLB roster. Keeper values decrease by 50% each year a player is kept. (Murphy's current keeper value is 14, next year it will be 7, the year after that 3.5, and so on.) A lot to take in, but any help is greatly appreciated!
  5. I think your first 7 are good. For me, it would depend on how willing you are to lock up your UT spot. I usually like to have the flexibility of keeping mine open, but if you're fine without it, then Ohtani. If not, I like Grandal with those HRs in the 7th.
  6. The way I'm interpreting it, you feel that he is only capable of posting good numbers at AT&T. My point was that regardless of who or where he is traded (if he's traded), he's shown that in places he pitches relatively frequently (Dodger Stadium, PETCO, Chase Field) he can be effective. The hard contact and walks were scary, but missing spots is generally a good indicator that a pitcher doesn't have a good feel for his pitches; usually a side effect of rust because of an injury. Probably even more true for a guy as methodical as MadBum.
  7. Rotochamp has his fastball velo at 90.9, which is the same as it was in 2012. Like you touched on, he's never been a high velo guy so this doesn't have the same factors as a Felix Hernandez situation. As far as the road ERA goes, if you take a deeper dive and look into places that he's pitching more than just one or two times every 3 years in (Dodger Stadium, PETCO, Chase Field), his ERA is much more respectable. I'm not refuting that his '17 and '18 stats weren't bad, because they definitely were. But this looks like a strong case of recency-bias.
  8. I'm a little befuddled with the projections on MadBum this year. Steamer has him coming in just out of the top 25 (#26) in SP rankings, and ESPN is projecting him as the 36th overall SP in my points league. The guy is still only 29 years old, and while he does have a fair amount of innings on his arm, I think people are selling him short because of a pair of freak injuries over the last two years. His K numbers have been slightly down, and he needs to get his control back, but I don't think it's out of the question to expect top 10-15 SP contributions out of him. ESPN has his current ADP at 86 amongst guys like David Price, Jameson Taillon, and Foltynewicz. I'll be buying at that price. I'll Project: 190 IP, 3.2 ERA, 1.2 WHIP, 180 K. Wins could be somewhat difficult to come by, but should be fine in QS.
  9. Throwing him back would allow me to keep another player (Urias, Darvish, Rosario), still own Bryant if available (#2 pick) and get the #6 player in the draft.
  10. I'll follow HOOTIE's lead and cut these 7: Perez Inciarte Cespedes Newcomb Lopez Wacha Ohtani With both of your UT spots full, you're unlikely to get anything at all out of Ohtani this year, and we're not even sure at what capacity he'll pitch or what he'll look like post TJ. With your prospects I keep: Sanchez Cease Paddack Hayes Robles
  11. It's tough to say. He's desperate for pitching, and Zack Greinke is likely the best pitcher available. That being said, KB would likely be the highest ceiling position player available (other options would be Starling Marte, Edwin Encarnacion, Whit Merrifield, Jose Abreu) and the guy at #1 doesn't pick again until round 3.
  12. Nothing close to Bryant's caliber for sure. However, the team picking ahead of my #2 pick is in dire need of pitching and unlikely to pick Bryant. In theory, I could throw Bryant back to open up my #6 pick, pick him at #2, and then keep Darvish and Urias. Do you view Keuchel as an option if Darvish is still unhealthy come Spring Training? I'm real conflicted on the guy.
  13. I'm usually one to take proven studs over touted prospects, but from what we've seen up to now Vlad Jr is an outlier. And as you mentioned previously, having that #1 pick acting as a 6th keeper is a great tool. With there only being 5 keepers per team, it's likely you'll be able to net someone comparable to Manny with that #9 pick. Not quite Manny-esque, but close.
  14. It never hurts to look. If the right deal came along, I would strongly consider moving Verlander. He's looked great the past two years, but that aging curve tends to speed up rather quickly after age 35 (he'll be 36 when season starts). If nothing comes around that you like, there are worse options out there, but I'd definitely be looking.
  15. I'd stay put. Trout's a stud, but the value you're giving up more than outweighs his stud-liness. On top of that, I'm not a big Muncy believer, he's replacement level at a deep 3B position. I think you're better off where you're at.