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  1. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/pirates-starling-marte-out-until-at-least-sept-24/ Marte is out for sure until at least Sept 24. I think for people who still have him on their bench, they can safely drop him now if they were still doubtful it was a good move to do or not.
  2. In this case, I would go for Murphy just because he will probably be easier to get without using a pick too early to draft him as Will Smith is "more fashionable" so more people will focus on Smith over Murphy. For me, both are "risky". Will Smith clearly showed he was able to be the best catcher for few weeks until to turn as one of the worst catcher. Look at his H/AB those last weeks to see how much he's typically the kind of guy who makes you feel that it's not that bad to play without any catcher than with a catcher like him. This is what Will Smith has been recently while before he was like the King. In a re-draft league, neither Will Smith nor Murphy are catcher I would pick up as my primary catcher, and by this I mean a catcher I would draft. Better to wait how things evolve and pick one during the season. Just look at Mitch Garver. Draft? No. Top 5 this season? Without any doubt.
  3. His double eligibility 2B,3B makes him a decent pick up next season but his a rookie and we haven't seen much enough from him so for me, I wouldn't pick him up before 130-150 ADP. How many rookies have been called up this season and have directly been red hot for few weeks before to cool off? The majority of them. We do need to see more of Solak to chase him like a potential top 2B,3B next season. Just my opinion. In re-draft league, unless the league is composed of more than 12 managers, I don't believe Solak is more than an utility man.
  4. When healthy and with his mind dedicated to baseball only, Darvish is an ace. Maybe not the top of the top, but this guy is much better than a simple above average pitcher. Yet, I do repeat there are 2 conditions for Darvish to be considered as an ace. Firstly, he must healthy like he has been this year and secondly, he must be focused on baseball only like it seems to be the case so far this season. Otherwise, he'll go back to a simple above average pitcher who can pitch like a true ace and then pitch like a random pitcher. Yes, I understand some people are worried about the fact he gives up too many HR to be considered as an elite ace, but there are quite few pitchers and some of them are elite too who have been struggling with HR, especially this season. Just look at how many random batters have broken out their HR line. Darvish isn't unique for this part. And it's his first season since 2013 where he has been able to pitch over 160 IP (and so to start 30 games). A bit of tolerance is needed as this season is the reborn of Darvish. However, I do understand some people are doubtful about him. His past record doesn't speak for him, sure. He's a top20-30 pitcher. He has the potential to be a top10-20 even, but Darvish is Darvish. He's more mature now and he seems to be in place with everything in his life and his mind, but once again Darvish is Darvish. I'm more confident about a dude like Kershaw. Even though Kershaw has lost velocity and quite few other things, I do know Kershaw has the mind of a true ace and the professionalism going with it to remain one. With Darvish it's not the case. This is why Darvish will never ever be more than a top20 pitcher at his best because throughout a full season he has never proven the opposite since his 2013 season with the Rangers. This season is more than great, but he has been a kind of ace only from the beginning of the 2nd half and as I said earlier, a real ace is throughout the season. Not half. About the age, I personally don't believe it's something we have to worry about. How old is Verlander for example? Period. If Hamels was able to be a good if not an excellent pitcher before his recent struggles, there is no reason to believe it's impossible for Darvish because he's 33. Etc... So many examples. Nonsense for me to point at his age as a potential issue. Now for the nest season? Well, this season, Darvish was picked 138.4 ADP and 12.7 round pick in Yahoo Fantasy. According to how he has pitched since the 2nd half and based on the fact he has been able to pitch over 160 IP so far (a thing that didn't happen since 2013), I do believe he's gonna finish this season by leaving some warranties to be picked next season from the 6th round in most leagues. Although I like Darvish and what I've seen from him this season, I wouldn't pick him up before the 6th round to consider him as a potential steal or at worse to limit the issue if he would disappoint and come back to his old bad habit. If I have the choose, I still prefer to pick Kershaw or Strasburg before him although both are injury-prone, too. Darvish has the materials to be an ace but not the mind, and as a result I think it's risky to "waste" more than a 6th round pick for him. But for sure, he'll be picked much earlier than this season. I guess like Ryu after all.
  5. That's impossible to say. The sample has been too short for both, and even more for Murphy. And what we have seen with Will Smith is how much he's been struggling those last weeks.
  6. I guess not that safe to avoid your comment. Unless you play in a league with over 16 managers, I hardly believe there will be something like "As long as he's healthy, [Mitchell Trubisky] is someone you should always start unless of course you have a better QB." Context is everything... Probably something you forgot, but I guess it's because you were too busy to write what is quite literally the most [ ] and [ ] statement I have ever seen in fantasy. I let you choose the best adjectives to complete the sentence because it seems you're good at that.
  7. Between Aquino and Matt Olson, I do pick Matt Olson everyday without any hesitation. I luckily was able to pick both kids. I still own Matt Olson. I dropped Aquino after he cooled off. Aquino was a hot hand to ride just like 3/4 of prospects called up on Major. We should just pick them, and ride them as long as they are hot, and then goodbye. At least in re-draft league. Aquino isn't the only kid in this case. Will Smith (Dodgers) the same.
  8. Darvish has been an ace since the beginning of the 2nd half. His perf tonight is like Strasburg yesterday. It reminds everybody that baseball is a sport, not a predictable science.
  9. From days, I've repeated that Marte was a drop candidate for sure in re-draft league especially assuming you were owning this guy while in PO. The Pirates wait for the next season and they don't give a **** to rush their best player back, nor they need to carefully update his health situation. And with expanded rosters and nothing to play, there is no need for the Pirates to push Marte on IL. Marte is gone for this season. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/pirates-starling-marte-held-out-again/
  10. Trout isn't dealing with an injury that should negatively impact his talent, however he has been dealing with few minors injuries this season and not this season only so while I don't believe it won't change his #1 ADP, in 5 cats fantasy league he won't be that better than few other 1st round pick such as Acuna, Bellinger, or Yelich. I'll personally wait to see how Acuna is gonna deal with his recent slump to end his season, but if I see a comeback from this kid, I do believe that in 5 cats (R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP) Acuna is gonna be more valuable and fantasy-relevant than Trout from next season. In a nutshell, in my opinion Trout will remain a 1st round pick but not obviously the #1 ADP. Now with all that in mind, I'm more worried for Yelich and his injury than for Trout. And I'd still draft Trout before Bellinger because I'm not sure Bellinger can reproduce the same next season. Well, let's say that if Acuna wakes up from his slump, I think I would draft Acuna first.
  11. I guess "Aces gonna ace" won't apply to him tonight! Pitcherlist ranked Strasburg as the number 1 tonight. Look at the result... No need to add that most so-called fantasy experts and their expert advice said to avoid Cardinals' batters this week because of their matchups against Nationals's aces. Once again, look at the result... Sport is unpredictable.
  12. Well, I believe we can count on aces and to a lesser extend in pitchers who are above average pitchers. For the others, it's impossible to predict with enough confidence.
  13. This guy would have been a joke all over the season. Out tonight with no reason given. Probably his back again. Annoying as he was more than decent those lost weeks. I'm wondering if he will even be drafted before the 10th round next season.
  14. You're very optimistic especially when you see what the Twins did on Bieber yesterday 😂 And Bieber is much closer to an ace than ReyLo will ever been.
  15. Baseball is a sport. Sports are unpredictable, especially team sports. At best, you can reduce randomness. There is no Nostradamus of baseball, nor Nostradamus of Fantasy. Luck is a part of the final results no matter what some people wanna say to comfort themselves. Fantasy analysts are like fortune-teller. They comfort or scare you about things you were already thinking about. End of story.