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June 18, 2014

Dynasty Dynamics

Progress Report: MLB Edition

by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein


When you’ve done rankings and mock drafts for two straight months, you kind of wonder… why would anyone write about anything else? Sure there are draft grades, but those aren’t nearly as applicable to fantasy.

Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. Something like a… a stock watch. No. Everyone does that. What if you just called it something else. Yes, now you’re cooking with gas. What about a Progress Report? Perfect.

Really though, this is meant to be something a bit different than your standard stock watch. Fantasy stocks are easy to keep track of. If someone’s doing well, then their stock is high. If not, it goes the other direction. The progress report is meant to tell you about players who have seen their actual value change in the long-term dynasty sense - not just guys riding a hot streak.

To that end, we’re also including a “neutral” section for guys that have performed awfully or admirably but haven’t moved the needle in a substantial direction long-term.

Last week, we brought you a prospect edition of this exercise, and this week we bring you this column with a major-league spin. It’s something Craig and I plan to do a few more times before the season is over, so feel free to give us your feedback below!

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wbw6b6

if you look at hollidays career stats month by month, the power increases dramatically July through the end of the year. I dont know what his career fb/hr rates are month by month but that would be something to tak into account

Jun 18, 2014 09:15 AM
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BP staff member Craig Goldstein
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SLG by month for his career:

March/April: .467
May: .503
June: .512
July: .596
August: .522
Sept/Oct: .555

Slugging under .400 is a dramatic dropoff, even if he is a slow starter. I think there's less of a skill dropoff than there is just a random fluctuation, but for a player who is valued for his consistency, it's going to affect his long-term value, especially at 34 years old.

Jun 18, 2014 09:31 AM
 
grandslam28

Thoughts guys:

Would like to hear your thoughts on a trade. In a keeper league 12 team NL only I am at near the cap and would have Josh Rutledge on my bench so I trade him @ $18 to someone for $1 Broxton. Both teams going for it. The other team has plenty of cap room.

Jun 18, 2014 14:05 PM
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BP staff member Craig Goldstein
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I think this is a fairly obvious move. Rutledge is not-so-secretly bad and riding a nice streak and it clears room for you.

Jun 18, 2014 14:08 PM
 
grandslam28

Does this make sense for the other person who needs hitting also?

Jun 18, 2014 15:53 PM
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BP staff member Craig Goldstein
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It's way more money than I'd want to spend on Rutledge at any given point, but... Broxton isn't worth much so it's worth a shot.

Jun 18, 2014 15:55 PM
 
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