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  1. He put their best available guy out there on full rest and Kershaw gives up back-to-back HRs yet we want to blame the manager? uh, ok. NOT putting Kershaw out there with the season on the line would have been the fireable offense. Not the other way around.
  2. There are millions of fantasy drafts/leagues every season. So it’s pretty obvious someone will take Yordan Alvarez in the first round in at least one of them. You could probably say the same for just about anyone with a sub-100 ADP. So that discussion is pointless. In fact, it’s almost equally pointless to discuss whether a DH-only player with 300 career ABs will have a first round ADP. He won’t. Even if you think he’s a first ballot HOF’er you’d have to value him even higher to justify jumping that early on a guy whose market value is so much lower than the pick you use on him.
  3. This dude has been a beast in the last couple weeks. I think he may have affected a lot of roto leagues last night with 4 SBs.
  4. It's looking like they'll be pitching Scherzer for the last regular season game anyway.
  5. It seems like the Astros always manage to get their lineup out later than everyone else. I wonder if the team also doesn't find out until really late. Anyway, Yordan Alvarez is out of the lineup, for anyone who can still sub him out.
  6. Unless his ADP gets up above 100 or so, I probably won't have him next year. As people have said, he gets hot and cold. If he starts out 2020 cold, he may end up on some waiver wires.
  7. Also, wins/Ks are a bit more streamable in roto now because of the opener + primary pitcher. The two pitching ratios help to keep people honest though.
  8. I’d say winning a fantasy baseball league (even h2h) involves more skill than luck whereas winning a fantasy football league involves more luck than skill. I think that statement is more factual than a judgment on which is better. Personally, I’m not playing fantasy football this season for the first time in years. But not because of the luck factor. I just like football more and would rather just follow the standings and watch/bet on games, and fantasy kinda distracts me from that enjoyment whereas the other fantasy sports add to it.
  9. I guess there are two ways to look at it. One is that he might be a lazy fat slob who never bothered to work out. The other is that if he really has never lifted then he should become a monster once he starts.
  10. There are different versions of WAR. Baseball Reference and Fangraphs are the two versions people cite most often.
  11. Very few if any players with 200+ ADP have been better. LeMahieu and Semien are really the only two that have been reliably better when it comes to guys who went at the back end of drafts.
  12. Like I said, it's close. But it seems clear that JV has the advantage at the moment in terms of writers/journalists and what they value. But it's close enough that the remaining 1-2 starts could change that. For example, I don't think the writers who vote on these things look at "per nine" stats much if at all compared to the obvious surface stats like wins. For example, I think they'd notice JV's 12 IP advantage before any of the per nine stats. That said, the only obvious surface number Cole has over JV right now is Ks. JV has ERA, wins, and WHIP. The writers also value stuff like JV's no hitter and reaching the 20 win plateau. In terms of fantasy Cy Young, it's probably closer than what the writers would have it. But the player rater does give the edge to JV there too.
  13. Based on what? The 300 Ks? To me it seems very close. Verlander could reach 20 wins on Sunday, which I think would put him over the top. Another start after that would also probably push JV to 300 Ks, which would just about seal it.
  14. He really hasn't been right since the back injury in July.
  15. From what I heard, it was just to keep him in the lineup while Darvish is on the mound, since Darvish and Caratini pair up (and Rizzo is hurt). I'm guessing Caratini would be the guy to take 1B with any other SP though, since Caratini has 15 appearances there this season.