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  1. Of course there's no guarantee that he'll match last year's numbers, but you should be able to use them as a guide to his ceiling. I'm not sure you can find another player who could potentially give you 71/31/119 with a .323 OBP in the middle rounds of a draft.
  2. According to RW update (from Jason Beck's twitter) J.D. Martinez has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain. The injury is to his right foot. Martinez hurt himself laying out for a catch in right field Saturday against the Marlins. He was seen on crutches a short time later but his X-rays came back negative. The Tigers will reevaluate Martinez on Sunday. Though it appears Martinez was able to avoid a serious injury, his status for Opening Day is very much in question. According to sportsmd.com, the prognosis for a grade 1 (mild) mid-foot sprain is very uncertain: "In most of these cases, the athlete will be able to return to participating in their sport in anywhere from a week to a few months"/ They also mention that a more serious injury could require surgery to re-establish the integrity of the ligaments. If that's the case, recovery can be 4-6 months. Tough call to make on draft day. .
  3. If he gets off to a good start I could see him as a fixture in the #2 spot since he bats lefty. His OBP isn't good but he doesn't strike out much. If he can avoid being a double play machine that's probably the best place in the order for him. FWIW, I have him in a dynasty league and I'm going to try to get by with him as my primary SS. I think the power is real and he's been successful on the basepaths. I could see him being a 20/15 guy this year with a decent average and counting stats.
  4. Well...no. Not literally.
  5. Regarding Brach, keep in mind that it's not unusual for a good setup guy to collapse when asked to close. Last year he had 7 save chances and blew 5 of them. It's a small sample size, but proceed with caution.
  6. There was a point where I thought the Pats had zero chance to win. When they used Edelman to throw to Lewis it sure looked like desperation to me. I honestly thought that Belichick had run out of ideas and was resorting to gimmick plays and hoping to get lucky. Edelman missed by inches but the truth is it was a great throw into good coverage...and it failed. Down 25 with only 21 minutes of football left, and facing a 4th and 3? Hopeless, right?
  7. He's a guy who's easy to overlook. I'm sure most people who did pick him up last year were either dealing with injuries to starters or were chasing homers and looked specifically for someone who seemed to be on a power binge. If you weren't in those situations then a player on a bad team with a putrid average would completely fly under the radar. I don't know about his glove but his batting stats are reminiscent of Adam Dunn. Big swing, a lot of Ks but a good number of walks. That can be a valuable fantasy commodity as long as he gets regular playing time. Petco isn't the abyss that it used to be, but it would be great is Schimpf could get traded to a bandbox where his strengths would be maximized.
  8. I've been listening to the NY sports radio hosts crucify Bruce for weeks now. It makes me wonder, didn't they ever watch him play before April-July of 2016? His August with the Mets was horrific, but it was hardly unprecedented. In fact, it would have been surprising if he had pulled up stakes and moved to NY without disrupting the best streak of his career. It seems to have escaped their notice that he did right the ship a bit in September by batting .250 with 6 homers and .321 OBP. I don't know which Jay Bruce will show up in spring training or on opening day, but aside from the larger park resulting in a few lost homers I think Bruce will be exactly who's always been next season.
  9. Shady minus a thumb and Rex...a recipe for disaster.