En Votto Veritas

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  1. I am in a keeper league with a lot of stats and am having a hard time gauging these three young 2Bs for the future. Stats: AB, R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, PO, A, E, AVG, OBP This setup means good contact players with low K rates and high BB rates are more valuable than big power guys. For comparison's sake, Moustakas is currently ranked 103 while Jeff McNeil is ranked 151. By the end of the year it is likely McNeil will outrank Moose by 40 spots. So my question is, for this season and beyond, which 2B would be most valuable in this context? All three are currently available and I am leaning towards Urias for the above-mentioned reasons (I think his hit set is best). Hiura's K-rate concerns me and Biggio seems the fastest but perhaps not the most complete hitter. This said, I'm not good with prospects. I get 4 keepers, and my others are Freeman, Lindor, and either Bell, J Polanco, Bauer, or one of these 2Bs. Help? Also leave a link and I'll get to it within a day or so.
  2. Well you aren't starting McNeil for HRs or SBs are you? You're starting him for Rs and AVG, or if you play in a non-standard league for OBP and hits. So when he slumps he's going to not provide... the thing you were counting on him to provide... that's what a slump is. These are human baseball players, not machines. The notion that they will provide you with a certain amount of X, Y, or Z, and should they slump they will still provide M, N, or P, is ridiculous. Roll with the slump, bench him for a week and wait it out, and move a bench guy into his starting spot. You should have a guy ready to go on your bench for just such situations, no?
  3. The dude has hit .330 over his MLB career (385 AB) and peeps are upset about a week long slump. Maybe bench him for a couple days and wait it out?
  4. 🙄 Over the past 14 days, Winker has gone .295/.392 with 3 HRs and 11 Rs. Frankly, I don't know how you win any leagues with the above type of approach.
  5. I've heard that Votto offers to pinch hit for other teams in other games.
  6. I'd look to buy Mallex Smith as he's just taking up roster space for his current owner. Once the news comes in that he's hitting well in the minors, owners will begin to raise their hopes. Get in at the bottom.
  7. Out of those four the price will likely be too steep for Osuna and Doolittle. I would aim for Kimbrel personally, as he carries the least value at the moment.
  8. The drop off from Nola to Bum is much larger than that from Trout to JD. I'll take the JD/Nola side and bet on Nola getting things under control.
  9. It seems a fair trade, and I'd prefer the Altuve side of the deal personally.
  10. Last 14 days: .441/.472. Buy low window is definitely closing but he can probably still be had for cheap as the counting stats are lacking.
  11. Dude has a clean K:BB ratio and a squeaky WHIP on the year. I'm not worried about the first month of the season re: ERA and W. The ERA will balance out with more starts and the Ws will come, though 15 is probably his ceiling with the current IP situation.
  12. I predict .260/.360, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 80 R, 3 SB. Dude is consistent af and gets no respect.
  13. Here's what I wrote on him a while back: Looks like the power is showing up a bit more than I anticipated. This said, he's walking less (7.2%) and K-ing more (23.2%). Still, those aren't bad for the late round C fliers. .270/.360 - 15 - 60 - 60 is my updated prediction.
  14. What are our thoughts on Roenis Elias, the 30-year old lefty who is currently in a committee with Swarzak and others? 2019: 12.2 IP, 10:4 K:BB, 2.84 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 3 SV, 1 HLD. Looks like he's a converted starter, having been sent to the pen in 2016 at some point. Looking through his career numbers it doesn't look great, but then I split for starter/reliever and it looks better. Career splits below: Starter: 297 IP, 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 256 K, 115 BB. Reliever: 52.2 IP, 2.73 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 31 K, 19 BB. What does the future hold? Well he's a lefty in a committee so he may not get all the opps, but will likely get all that involve two out of three batters being lefties and so forth. Given that SEA's offense is clicking (Narvaez ftw) there should be a good amount of opps to be had. I hate predicting saves but the ratios look like he could settle in at 3.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He also has the coveted SP/RP status in Yahoo. Who knows what will happen with SEA pen, though; watch them go out and sign Kimbrel.
  15. Dude is going to wreck stat lines like an accountant on meth when he's back in the lineup.
  16. I think it all comes down to your team's needs. If you rostered Gallo, Krush, Moose, and so forth, McNeil can provide the balance your team needs. On the other hand, if you got Freeman and Altuve on the turn, and are sitting on Winker and Segura, then maybe you don't need McNeil as much. This said, he certainly has value even without the heavy HR/SB totals. McNeil has done nothing but shred major league pitching since he's been called up, which is now at 280 ABs. So that's half a season worth of hitting in which he's gone .346/.402/.486. His 162 game average gives him 88 Rs, 6 HRs, 59 RBIs, and 14 SBs. With a .300+ BA those numbers play quite well at 2B this year, and you have to assume he breaks 88 runs if he hits atop the NYM lineup for the remainder of the season. He's currently the 16th ranked 2B in Yahoo 5x5, and the 13th ranked 3B.
  17. Oh yes please. Only he's taken in the league in question thus I can't keep an eye on him like I can these others.
  18. And.... there's a single for McNeil. Over/under on 200 hits for McNeil this year (assuming a full year of ABs)?
  19. Someone should go back and look at the Votto threads each year in which the same "why isn't he hitting home runs or doing anything really" conversations happen early in the year. It seems he always starts slow. Yes his power is down and he likely won't hit 30 HRs this season, but Puig, Winker, Peraza, hell the whole CIN lineup is in a slump and has started the year rather terribly. I'll buy some Votto shares if anyone's selling at a "father-time is undefeated" discount. Votto knows no defeat, least of all father time.
  20. Names (many have been mentioned in this thread but stats are current here) I'm keeping an eye on: Burdi (RP - PIT): 6.2 IP, 13:1 K:BB 😵, no HLDs or SVs yet . N Anderson (RP - MIA): 7.2 IP, 16:2 K:BB 😵. Guerra (SP/RP - MIL): 11.2 IP, 5:4 K:BB 🤢, 1 SV, 4 HLD. Biagini (SP/RP - TOR): 9 IP, 11:3 K:BB, 1 SV, 5 HLD. Brennan (RP - SEA): 12.1 IP, 13:2 K:BB 😵, 2 HLD. Ferguson (SP/RP - LAD): 9 IP, 10:3 K:BB, 1 HLD. I'm also keeping an eye on Chad Green (RP - NYY) who seems to be getting dropped left and right. Dude was an absolute stud for two seasons and seems to be in a very uncharacteristic rough patch. Could be a seriously easy buy low or WW add.