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Everything posted by AnonymousRob

  1. Miles Mikolas 2018 Outlook

    Mikolas is the NL's most balanced pitcher.
  2. Nathan Eovaldi 2018 Outlook

    How about now?
  3. Rich Hill 2018 Outlook

    He's pretty old and very injury prone. Yeah, I'd say he does. Especially when they have too many arms as it is.
  4. Rich Hill 2018 Outlook

    This seems they're probably just giving him extra rest going into the break.
  5. Eric Thames 2018 Outlook

    Let's talk Thames. He had a legendary first month, crushing an insane 11 homers with a 345 batting average. After that...mostly a hideous display of all his flaws. But the last month of the year was very promising. Could it be due to the fact he recovered from a hamstring issue that had plagued him for awhile? Could it be due to just random flukes and variances that come in any season? Maybe he finally adjusted to pitchers after they adjusted to him? His last month of the year he had his hardest hit rate of the year - 2 points higher than his first month, at 51.2% of all pitches being hit hard. He also had his highest line drive rate of the year at 34.1%. His previous high was the month prior. The last month of the year was also his lowest number of ground balls hit, with just under 32% being worm burners. His next lowest mark? The month prior. There's no way he's going to give us a 447 babip like he did the last month, but I think it's possible there's some value here. Steamer projects him to hit 253 with a 347 obp. In 552 plat appearances, they project 28 bombs and 8 stolen bases. I think there's some possible upside here as his miserable slide into nothingness last year has left quite a few owners bitter about buying back in. Right now ESPN has him ranked as the 19th 1st baseman off the board.
  6. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    I think dropping him is a bit much (unless league is really shallow or some other atypical constraints) but what are the reasons for such optimism here? In non OBP leagues, is he going to be that different from a Thames, or Smoak, or someone like that to close out the year?
  7. Buy Low/Sell High 2018

    I disagree. I'm not sure which player I prefer between Martinez and Rizzo for the rest of the season. Assuming they get equal playing time, which is a concern with José. Bryant is a bit much but depending on the league setup or what other options an owner has I can see it.
  8. July Closer Thread 2018

    Trivino with the save for Oakland. Treinen wasn't available today. This is the downside of winning 18/23 - his arm is going to fall off. He should be ready to go tomorrow but Trivino has been great for those of you in deeper leagues.
  9. 7/12 - GAME DAY THREAD

    1 out. 4 hits. 3 earned runs. Good work, Chris.
  10. Jonathan Villar 2018 Outlook

    Defense is important. I don't know how good those guys have been, but Villar has been awful.
  11. The Home Run Derby "Curse"

    I think it's possible the mental side of being in the HRD can screw up a player for a brief spell. I think it's equally plausible a player was due for an inevitable decline and they then think it's because of the HRD. If they hadn't played in the derby they would have declined anyhow but simply blamed it on something else.
  12. The Home Run Derby "Curse"

    ^^^ Ah, I hadn't realized all the other guys had been offered a spot and declined. I guess Bregman is a decent enough pick if all the better guys passed. And yes, of course their ISO dropped in the second half. As TonyCPSU pointed out with multiple articles in the OP, it's just inevitable regression. Players who outperform expectations make the HR derby. Players who outperform expectations tend to regress. That has zero to do with the HR derby. The league average shouldn't change, but the individual players should.
  13. Jesse Winker 2018 Outlook

    If the recent power outburst if real, he's an absolute must own. 30 homers with a great obp is amazing. If the power if a fluke, he's not a must own outside of deeper obp leagues. A great obp but limited power and no steals is too one note to be a must own.
  14. The Home Run Derby "Curse"

    Bregman is the AL representative?? Why not Stanton, Judge, Khris Davis, Jd Martinez, Olsen, Ohtani, or one of Cleveland guys? Ooof on this pick.
  15. 7/11 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Be thankful that's all it was. It killed our ratios but it could have been worse. He had absolutely nothing.
  16. 7/11 - GAME DAY THREAD

    And he hits a guy. Seriously, whatever damage he does to your ratios tonight count your blessings it wasn't worse. He looks awful.
  17. 7/11 - GAME DAY THREAD

    4 walks!
  18. 7/11 - GAME DAY THREAD

    This is probably going to be one of those bad days from McCullers. Brace yourselves. He's missing his location and throwing meatballs.
  19. July Closer Thread 2018

    I don't believe anyone is truly untouchable as much as they're so incredibly valued they're not attainable from any practical standpoint (ie it would cost too much to get them). Yeah, if someone offered them an absolutely absurd package they'd definitely listen. Rightfully so. But I think that's the case with most players and teams. Britton, Greene, Tepera, Rodney...these are the guys that are going to get moved. I don't see any value in discussing Treinen with those guys unless/until local reports start sending up smoke.
  20. July Closer Thread 2018

    Treinen isn't going anywhere. Oakland is in the playoff race and he's under control a few more seasons.
  21. New York Mets 2018 Outlook

    I don't think many were arguing for him to be a rental as much as an off-season signing. I agree a trade would be absurd. This team can't just sign free agents forever, but this team should have deep enough pockets to be vaguely competitive while they grow the farm system.
  22. Ketel Marte 2018 Outlook

    He's hitting almost well since June stared. Might the breakout be upon us? Still not stealing, but he's been hitting for power. 7 bombs in that time-frame.
  23. July Closer Thread 2018

    I'd be surprised if he isn't immediately given the job back.
  24. Miles Mikolas 2018 Outlook

    Another strong outing giving us a QS. This man is a machine.
  25. July Closer Thread 2018

    Houston and Oakland both serving up blown saves today.