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  1. $50 yahoo PPR using leaguesafe

    Shoot me an email please
  2. Cody Bellinger 2017 Outlook

    Love reading some of the earlier comments in this thread where he had to adjust initially to MLB pitching. Some people have no patience for young, stud players.
  3. Walker Buehler SP-LAD

    Dodgers have treated him with kid gloves since TJ surgery. What we need to watch is if he can hold his velocity and stuff as he extends deeper into games. He's only going around 50 pitches right now. Is he still tossing 96-97mph at 75 pitches? 95 pitches? those are the questions he needs to answer as they ramp his workload up through the year.
  4. Cody Bellinger - 1B LAD

    I'm using these numbers as a baseline to see if there is a trend. I know the sample size is limited but for prospecting it's all about trying to find a trend; a progression or regression from previous year numbers. You can't compare it to major league hitters. When Bellinger went to AA from A+ and increased his BB% while decreasing his K%, that was a fantastic trend and great indicator that he will be able to eventually hit major league pitching. Now he's moved up a level; the pitchers are closer to the majors, and the stuff he's seeing is more indicative of what he will see in the majors compared to what he saw in AA. Not so much the velocity and stuff, but more so the sequencing and command. It's great that any ball he gets in the air he is crushing. But he needs to get more balls in the air and he needs to battle counts better. Because when he gets behind, he's totally screwed. here is a comment yesterday from someone on comparing Belling to Verdugo in different counts: Look, we're on the same side here. We're both Dodger fans and we both want Cody to become a star. I've been following this stuff a while and what I've discovered is that K% is extremely important for hitters coming up in the minors whether they've become a successful major league hitter or not. It's not the end all, be all, but it's up there.
  5. Cody Bellinger - 1B LAD

    i dont know if he's ready but some numbers the front office will look at: K% 28.1 right now. Which is high, needs to come down. Last year he was around 20%, which is better. MLB pitchers might eat him up right now as that 28% might translate to 35% in the majors. BB% 10.5; that’s not bad. Not going to hold it against him because his OBP is .439. He’s on a hot streak to start the season is pretty much crushing any ball he gets in the air. which brings me to my next point…. GB% is 41.17; which’s ok. To put it in perspective, Puig this year is at 40.8%. To look at the spectrum, Nunez of the Giants is at 66% and Schimpf of the Padres is around 17%. For a power hitter like Cody, you don’t want ground balls, ground balls dont have a chance to leave the ballpark. I’m 100% management is looking at these numbers to determine how ready he is; not just homeruns and batting average.
  6. Cody Bellinger - 1B LAD

    I love bellinger as much as the next dodger fan but what's the k%? Still pretty high right now.
  7. Mitchell White -- SP Dodgers

    FYI Mitchell white goes again tonight. That quakes rotation is going to be stacked one Alvarez joins them. Yadier alvarez walker buehler mitchell white dennis santana imani Abdullah when he leaves extended.
  8. Yadier Alvarez - SP LAD

    A young Ramon Martinez.
  9. Jonathan Stewart 2016 Season Outlook

    I don't really agree with this. Stewart is approaching that rb cliff. Cap ran hard last year and again so in preseason. Cap has nothing on Stewart if we're talking about a 24 year old Jonathan Stewart. But we're not. Going forward cap might have more juice.
  10. Dwayne Washington 2016 Season Outlook

    I don't really think it's strange. He was a converted receiver to running back. It takes time to learn a brand new, different position.
  11. Jonathan Stewart 2016 Season Outlook

    No results but it sounds like he pulled it pretty good. Wouldn't be surprised if the MRI revealed a small tear.
  12. Dwayne Washington 2016 Season Outlook

    Bell wasn't even added. He was brought in for a workout, he wasn't signed.
  13. Dwayne Washington 2016 Season Outlook

    I have concerns Riddick will break if they increase his usage too much.
  14. Dwayne Washington 2016 Season Outlook

    Washington has passed Zenner on the depth chart, evident by Zenner's inactives and Washington's actives and even in game usage. So sure, if you have room for the Lions third rb, then add Zenner.
  15. Dwayne Washington 2016 Season Outlook

    Riddick, while a great niche back, is not an everydown back. If they increase his usage, he's going to get injured trying to run in between the tackles. That's also not his Forte. He is best in space, best used exactly the way they use him now. The beauty of Washington is that as a former WR, he has the skills to replicate Riddick on the outside but he also has the physical components to run inside and get those yards that Riddick cannot do. HYPE TRAIN FULL FORCE GO!