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  1. I'm weekly H2H points so pitchers are already the prime commodity but if we're looking at a compressed season (lots of double headers) then having a strong and deep pitching rotation will be a huge advantage. There will be more two-start schedules than normal so if you can constantly throw up quality arms doing that it would be lethal.
  2. I like this guy a lot I just don't see any scenario where he pitches more than 120 innings. It would be one thing if he was going to start the year, pitch his 120, and then stop, you could draft him, use him, then cut loose. But it's not going to work like that. He's going to get jerked around and have starts skipped at the last second (I'm weekly lineups) or get sent down to pace him. I'm not trying to say he's not worth grabbing, just that he's one of those young guys that's going to require constant maintenance and if I can't rely on him to make both of his starts that week then I probably should let someone else deal with it.
  3. I think he's good for 15 wins. I think we get the nasty Eovaldi all season. Everything seems to be pointing to the Sox sucking balloons of squirrel diarrhea which means they're the out-of-nowhere no-one-believed-in-us team. Full disclosure: I ate potato chips for dinner last night so I'm probably not the person to bank on their insight.
  4. I like to party.

  5. I'm not going by ADP, I'm going by their rankings.
  6. Weird. I pulled my numbers from my active draft room, which is constantly in flux (Chris Sale is dropping by the hour).
  7. Those rankings places must not include CBS. They have him as the 19th best 1B (~160 overall).
  8. I'm overly cautious which is why I like to go with the young gun who seems poised to take the next step over the 35 year old machine who just can't do any wrong. It's why I went with Cole last year over the higher-ranked vets. I don't necessarily think there's "risk" to the veteran guys to the point where it should be discussed in their individual threads, but, as a personal philosophy, I'm more of a "cut them too early rather than too late" type of manager.
  9. This guy is a points league stripper. He rubs his HRs all up in your face and then you draft him and his strikeouts just empty your wallet before the Motley Crue song is over. All you're left with is some glitter and a story about the time you had your first Irish Car Bombs and fell in love with Franmil from Cleveland.
  10. Thanks for the head's up. Milwaukee's starting rotation is starting to give me a little fantasy baseball chubby.
  11. This is the thing though, anything elbow = risk vs. reward. He may be fine now and without pain and everything is good but the human body is weird and it may have been an odd motion that hasn't been repeated since. I don't know. All I know is, every year, we read a lot of blurbs that include references to things that were mentioned earlier in the season that -- at that time -- were no big deal. "This is the same elbow that he tweaked in camp..." blah blah blah. If I'm in a keeper league, I don't even bat an eye. Seriously. But if I'm redraft? I just have to ask myself is it worth the risk when you're spending that high of a pick (#10-15 SP) on him? Invariably my answer is no.