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Certainly a possibility. One of the reasons I opted for notes instead of reports is that we're really late in the season and a few of these players are extremely gassed. I can't lie about what I saw but at the same time it's not enough information for a full report, if that makes sense.

Nov 11, 2016 9:54 AM on AFL Update
 
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Didn't see enough of him defensively to x him out at second but his speed makes it difficult to project a corner future for him and if he can't play second it's going to be tough sledding to play him on a National League team. So yeah, he's likely to be heavily mentioned in trade rumors.

Nov 11, 2016 8:58 AM on AFL Update
 
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Hands are fine, he's not instinctive out there which relates to feel for the position and he gets sloppy with his footwork. He can make it work at second but he won't be an asset defensively.

Oct 27, 2016 2:34 PM on Games of October 26th
 
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haha I will def eat these words if he pulls a Hendricks.

Oct 19, 2016 8:13 AM on Games of October 18th
 
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Ah man hate it when that happens, thanks for the heads up!

Oct 19, 2016 8:11 AM on Games of October 18th
 
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Thank you very much!

Oct 19, 2016 8:11 AM on Games of October 18th
 
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Haha, I had a feeling that someone would bring that up for one reason or another. I'll wait for him to do something on the field before I write him in one of these, no ESPNing in here!

 
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Nicki is an interesting case for me. I want to be in, desperately and she shows flashes of brilliance but there's just too much clutter in there and she hasn't really made a banger album yet. She seems to be pulled in two opposite directions. I just want her to rap.

Aug 31, 2016 3:45 PM on Isan Diaz is a Monster
 
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It would take a pretty special 2017 season from him, he's still just 19. I'll have a report on him soon.

Aug 30, 2016 7:44 PM on Isan Diaz is a Monster
 
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I believe in the bell curve method which is roughly illustrated here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5c/PR_and_NCE.gif/350px-PR_and_NCE.gif 70s are rare and are potential MVP candidates, so there would be roughly 16 70s (I have Bryant as a 70) and a singluar 80 (Trout) across the league (both pitchers and hitters) at any given time. There are roughly 100 60-grade, or plus players (both pitchers and hitters) at any given time as well, or just over three per team, which seems like a lot at first but it's still a pretty rare and special designation considering how many players there are in the majors on 25 man rosters (750).

Aug 30, 2016 7:44 PM on Isan Diaz is a Monster
 
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Close to zero, there will be a report out on him soon.

Aug 30, 2016 7:36 AM on Isan Diaz is a Monster
 
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Not a fantasy article but thanks!

Aug 30, 2016 5:29 AM on Isan Diaz is a Monster
 
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Thanks for reading! John is a good evaluator, we talk often. Jeimer is a frequent topic of conversation because his profile is pretty contentious as you could imagine

Oct 19, 2015 10:41 AM on Games of October 16-18
 
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That was probably me at BP Wrigleyville or John at Cubs Den. I've written a lot about him getting in shape and some do believe the defense is around average, but that's still going to place pressure on his bat to produce.

Oct 19, 2015 9:54 AM on Games of October 16-18
 
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Bat only, it's fair enough, difference In overall profile being that Torres is the superior defender.

Aug 20, 2015 7:35 AM on August 20, 2015
 
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Apologies for the late response on this; second base is an option for DD as well. He has the hands and enough range to handle the position. You're accurate about the profile fitting better at second.

Jun 23, 2015 5:43 AM on June 22, 2015
 
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If it goes really well late 2016 is an option but I wouldn't be surprised if it was sometime in 2017. He really needs baseball reps.

Jun 02, 2015 4:52 AM on Games of June 1, 2015
 
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He doesn't seem to pick up the ball as well from left handed pitching. Against RHP Fisher displays an ability to track the ball deep and spit on spin, from what I saw he gets more aggressive against LHP and as the stuff increases as he climbs levels I think we'll get a clearer picture of how big the gap between RHP and LHP is. That OFP might be a little heavy on the power, I think he has years where he's in the 19-21 range and I have him more as a .260 hitter.

Jun 02, 2015 4:30 AM on Games of June 1, 2015
 
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noted and fixed.

 
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Absolutely. It can be subbed out for pitchability which is a skill Stephenson is lacking at present. He's still a thrower, he's not smart with his sequencing, he's not setting up hitters for later at bats, he's not doing smart things on the mound yet.

 
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Good catch, thanks. He's in AA.

 
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Not at all. He just got married and is going to be away this week for that reason.

 
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Absolutely. I've heard it both ways. We had him at 5 in the write ups, I've heard the case for 55/60 which I obviously don't agree with and I've heard 40 which I think is too harsh. Thanks for reading!

May 07, 2015 9:16 AM on May 7, 2015
 
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We've submitted the podcast to itunes, it should be up shortly. Hopefully within a day.

 
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In a redraft? I'd push 40-45 esp. this early in the season.

Apr 22, 2015 4:38 AM on Addison Russell
 
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It's a tough situation for Alcantará. He was clearly struggling and he needs at bats. It's difficult to give him those at bats while the Cubs are trying to win. I was against playing Herrera over Alcantará but playing Russell over him makes sense since the Cubs do believe Russell is ready to contribute. I think it's clear the Cubs have a short term goal of making Alcantará a utility man who can contribute in different ways so I expect to see him up after some seasoning in AAA. His long term future with the team is a bit murkier.

Apr 22, 2015 4:38 AM on Addison Russell
 
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Yes, you can never have too many good infielders, specifically you can never have too many good shortstops. When they move off the position they tend to, at the very least, be competent at other positions.

Apr 22, 2015 4:35 AM on Addison Russell
 
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I think Russell will be a defensive asset at the keystone. He has good hands and enough range to play up the middle defensively, having him at second is a positive.

Apr 22, 2015 4:34 AM on Addison Russell
 
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I knew you'd be on my side.

Apr 03, 2015 1:57 PM on Staff Picks for 2015
 
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I didn't get a chance to see Barreto, you should ask <a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/tucker_blair">Tucker Blair</a> about him.

Apr 02, 2015 3:49 PM on Last Looks From Arizona
 
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It was a great, great time. I saw a lot of players I don't normally get to lay eyes on. My trip was too short, 5 days. I left with a larger knowledge base than the one I came in with and a desire to stay longer.

Apr 02, 2015 3:48 PM on Last Looks From Arizona
 
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As Al mentioned both players are at the upper threshold of the grading scale when it comes to speed. I've seen some unreal numbers on Gore ranging from first to third times, jail breaks and standard digs. He and Billy are the first two names that do and should come to mind when it comes to speed. Ultimately we'd have to see them both run a 60 yard dash to get a real gauge on who is faster. I'd pay money for that.

Apr 02, 2015 3:47 PM on Last Looks From Arizona
 
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This might be a future feature

Apr 02, 2015 6:42 AM on Last Looks From Arizona
 
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Why not make the whole list put of <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=47160">Clay Buchholz</a></span>?

Mar 25, 2015 7:38 AM on ERA and WHIP
 
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I can only speak for myself here but I much prefer it feeling more like a game and less like real baseball.

 
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For fantasy purposes yeah, it makes sense given their 5x5 skill sets.

Feb 14, 2015 7:30 AM on Outfield
 
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Haha yes we can agree there. He's an interesting player, maybe is a mini Justin Upton?

Feb 12, 2015 5:11 AM on Outfield
 
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Absolutely, likely doing a recap at the end of it all.

Feb 12, 2015 5:11 AM on Outfield
 
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He's the only Mookie in my heart.

Feb 12, 2015 5:10 AM on Outfield
 
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Yep, this.

Feb 12, 2015 5:10 AM on Outfield
 
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When it comes to Wieters I was talking about his projections for this year.

Jan 27, 2015 6:51 AM on Third Base
 
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Thanks again for the kind words everyone

Jan 13, 2015 6:11 PM on First Basemen
 
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Thanks, I will be doing this moving forward.

Jan 13, 2015 6:10 PM on First Basemen
 
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Same issue as Ryan Howard, I can tell you PECOTA really does not like his fortunes.

Jan 13, 2015 6:10 PM on First Basemen
 
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We did not rank him, I might put together a "just missed" list with a few guys but we'll see how the rest of the rankings go.

Jan 13, 2015 6:09 PM on First Basemen
 
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The tiers are pulled from those pulled from Nick Shlain's rankings, I did not rank them on my own here.

Jan 13, 2015 6:08 PM on First Basemen
 
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He's an interesting name, I see where the growth potential can come and even if he falls victim to catcher offense variability he is very useful in fantasy. Big fan of his.

Jan 06, 2015 5:35 PM on Catchers
 
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I use excel to generate the deviation numbers and to create a visual frame of reference in terms of a graph then I use photoshop to hand draw them in. One template copy it across, rinse and repeat.

Jan 06, 2015 5:34 PM on Catchers
 
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Thanks for all the kind words you guys, appreciate the feedback.

Jan 06, 2015 5:33 PM on Catchers
 
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I love Lucroy but it's just too tough to pass up on the power+avg skillset Posey brings to the table. I still go Posey at one and Lucroy at two.

Jan 06, 2015 5:32 PM on Catchers
 
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It's my second favorite behind Lucroy.

Jan 06, 2015 2:54 PM on Catchers
 
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You know this is something I can do in graph form. Very much understand volatility concerns you raise and will address them in my coverage.

Jan 06, 2015 8:40 AM on Catchers
 
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I think he's a high 5 realistic player and while the upside isn't as high as Almora's the risk is lower with Alcántara. Almora still has a long path to the majors in front of him while Alcántara is already producing at the major league level.

 
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Probably not, but I do think MLB resume does have to be taken into account when compiling these lists and Castro has a fairly impressive one. Coupled with the adjustments that he made last year in the batter's box I think that warrants consideration over Bryant and Russell for now.

 
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He has good receiving skills but his arm is below average for the position and limits his catcher profile. That's an interesting question, they have a few good catchers that I saw at Low A that don't profile as MLB assets because of the bat. I'll think on that one.

 
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This is a year out and a lot can happen between then and now but taking stock of the system and projecting it out some (with major league growth assets taken into account) I think Blackburn is more of a Factor On The Farm type for me. Useful MLB arm if he makes it, but the upside is limited.

 
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Underwood has a lot to like, very quick arm whip and when the curve ball does show up it's a hammer. I would like to see him take the next step forward in terms of consistency with his release point and finding the curve more consistently. Fastball command is the big thing with Underwood.

 
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I was definitely in on Jen-Ho Tseng after a solid showing at Low-A, the stuff is polished and his command is on. He knows how to pitch as well so it's an attractive package but as Nick said it's one that lacks much projection. He's close to maxed out physically so it's not in the cards for him to gain a few MPH. I do think his growth comes with learning a new pitch but even then it's tough to find room for him in a system like this. I'm a big fan of Tseng's but I understand his omission here.

 
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He's looked very good at the AFL showcasing the stuff that makes him an enticing arm in the system, but as you noted it's not about the stuff with Edwards and it's definitely about whether he can hold up to a starter's workload given his frame and his shoulder issues.

 
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No I think he's a major leaguer. There's risk in the game and I think he has a slow dev path but he attacks the ball and he showed power to all fields in the AFL.

 
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My favorite Hawk name is Rico Petrocelli without a doubt who usually ends up getting at least one mention every 3 broadcasts. That's a good one you pulled.

 
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Ha, we'll take it under advisement certainly.

 
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I'll respond to this tonight as I think there's a valid argument to be had on both sides. Thanks for the kind words.

 
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Yeah I submitted this the day before he slid awkwardly into home. Bad luck

 
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Note, I submitted Castro before he got the Ankle Sprain so the line about career highs is irrelevant now.

 
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Thanks man

 
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I think Alcantara plays CF full time, he's still worth the roster spot.

Aug 04, 2014 8:06 PM on Javier Baez
 
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Updated.

Aug 04, 2014 8:27 AM on Week 19
 
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Yeah it's technically an M, but it's called the inverted W for reasons I don't fully know the story behind. So it's te nomenclature I use since people will know what I mean by it.

Jul 28, 2014 7:40 AM on July 28, 2014
 
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Ahhh that kinda night. Should be fixed now.

Jul 28, 2014 6:58 AM on Week 18
 
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Agree on Qualls, I think it'll be interesting to see what they do at the deadline with their relief corps. Jesse Crain's glacial recovery hurts as well.

Jul 21, 2014 6:36 PM on Week 17
 
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I would agree here as well. I really like Allen long term.

Jul 21, 2014 6:34 PM on Week 17
 
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Yeah that's a good point, I hate predicting Maddon moves. Thanks for the words.

Jul 21, 2014 6:33 PM on Week 17
 
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It was written up in the Transaction Report linked in the first paragraph.

Jul 21, 2014 6:33 PM on Week 17
 
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I'd go Cotts then Tolleson. My rule with closer candidates is that they aren't a candidate in the minors with rare exceptions.

Jul 21, 2014 6:32 PM on Week 17
 
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Sorry folks, had a rather unexpected death at my other blog, I'll address these questions now.

Jul 21, 2014 6:32 PM on Week 17
 
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It is submitted and will be up shortly

Jul 21, 2014 4:42 AM on Week 17
 
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If both are out there those are solid pickups but I'd see if there's any interest in Joe Smith before selling Cishek.

Jul 14, 2014 4:32 AM on Week 16
 
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If you can survive the lost offense I pull trigger on this deal.

Jul 09, 2014 8:05 PM on Week 15
 
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Hey, sorry, missed this. No to the first, Ricky seems like a traditionalist and it'll take a meltdown for Ramirez to get a shot. White Sox - Both will get long looks. This bullpen is a dumpster fire.

Jul 09, 2014 8:04 PM on Week 15
 
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>:^(

Jul 09, 2014 7:24 PM on Arismendy Alcantara
 
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Oh he's got a solid name. Rolls off the tongue.

Jul 09, 2014 6:30 PM on Arismendy Alcantara
 
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Mike Yazrzemski #YazBlood

Jul 09, 2014 6:29 PM on Arismendy Alcantara
 
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Agree here.

Jul 07, 2014 7:20 AM on Week 15
 
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They had Jake Arrieta on the same plan. I don't think Straily is here for immediate impact to be honest and they might just be taking a flier on a guy with homer issues. I think Bosio gets to him eventually, even if it happens in ST/2015 rather than right now.

 
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What Jordan said below. He's got a very high floor and not much projection. Some of his pitches can grow up some and there's some rep work that he has to get in. It's very much not a bad thing

Jun 30, 2014 7:24 AM on June 30, 2014
 
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I think Alcantara gets there first.

 
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This is the scenario I envision as well.

 
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Could be some noise but I lean not varying approach enough. Young pitcher who has to learn some tricks. I will explore this.

Jun 13, 2014 6:59 AM on Straight Chasing
 
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Would drop Boni for EY, 16 TM is about where I think about Dyson but I have to be desperate.

Jun 13, 2014 6:12 AM on Straight Chasing
 
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Definitely worth looking into, worth more than the blurb I could provide here.

Jun 13, 2014 6:12 AM on Straight Chasing
 
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Grant Balfour is out as Rays closer

 
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Interesting arm but I want to see him pitch before picking him up in most leagues

 
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Addison Reed will remain closer despite his HR profile.

 
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Neil Ramirez and Zach Putnam immediately come to mind. Joel Hanrahan too.

 
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Why are you always trashing the Cubs and Baez?

Jun 06, 2014 9:57 PM on Mock Draft 2014
 
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May he stay out of my column forever more.

Jun 02, 2014 6:38 PM on Week 10
 
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Not yet, don't think you can take that job away from a dude whose sporting a 38-1 K-BB ratio out of the pen. Doolittle has to struggle before I start counting Johnson among the living.

Jun 02, 2014 6:37 PM on Week 10
 
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Control issues will keep him away from the job this year, needs to improve command if he wants the 9th I think.

Jun 02, 2014 6:36 PM on Week 10
 
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Yep, Allen looks like The Guy

Jun 02, 2014 6:35 PM on Week 10
 
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Yeah I think so

May 28, 2014 7:15 PM on Week Nine
 
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I'd probably rank Arodys ahead of Cam and Ken, but they're all long bets. It can happen but I don't think it's close quite yet.

May 22, 2014 3:19 PM on Week Eight
 
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I own both he and Cody Allen in a few leagues because I don't trust what they're doing. I have a small fear that John Axford pitches his way back into the role.

May 22, 2014 3:17 PM on Week Eight
 
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Definitely worth keeping an eye on, their carousel is so interesting.

May 15, 2014 7:18 AM on Week Seven
 
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In Queens everyone is a candidate. He's in the mix because they are really bad in the 'pen.

May 15, 2014 7:17 AM on Week Seven
 
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Outside chance, I'm not in love with him but I can swallow some bad if he's getting saves.

May 15, 2014 7:15 AM on Week Seven
 
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Not too concerned yet but he's on my worry radar. I have him. In with Addison Reed.

May 15, 2014 7:14 AM on Week Seven
 
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A few of my teams hopes so

May 06, 2014 6:39 AM on Week Six
 
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I think Walden since it's Fredi's style. Still a big if though.

Apr 22, 2014 9:47 PM on Week Four
 
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I think they might give him a warm up appearance but it's gotta be his very soon.

Apr 22, 2014 9:46 PM on Week Four
 
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If Webb gets the job I'm dropping another reliever for him and waiting to see what the Sox do with Jones. They do tend to move on from relievers quickly but Jones never really had the job per se.

Apr 16, 2014 4:48 AM on Week Three
 
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Oh that thing is purdy.

Apr 16, 2014 4:47 AM on Week Three
 
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Sorry I was unable to get to these yesterday. Health is really the only concern I have with Lee, I think he's showcased his stuff enough and gotten the results to warrant high leverage spots. Speculating Saves over seasons is tough though.

Apr 16, 2014 4:47 AM on Week Three
 
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Two updates, the Craig Kimbrel news broke after submission. It sounds like it's just rest. David Carpenter would be the closer on just about every other team so if the Braves' injury luck goes sour again he's the guy to pick up. Koji was out briefly but will be back for the Chicago series which starts today.

Apr 15, 2014 4:00 AM on Week Three
 
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Oh I understand. He's drawing interest as relievers with a track record tend to do.

Apr 08, 2014 8:20 AM on Attrition
 
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Significant? Pretty low I think. He'll get a job, dunno if he lasts to get 15-20 Svs.

Apr 08, 2014 8:10 AM on Attrition
 
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I'll take the under, cheers!

Apr 08, 2014 6:45 AM on Attrition
 
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Oh he got rocked. Still pulling for him.

Apr 08, 2014 6:45 AM on Attrition
 
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Maybe but he's not in the org yet and he might also be a Met.

Apr 08, 2014 5:32 AM on Attrition
 
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Likely Al Alburquerque, but he doesn't inspire a helluva lot of confidence.

Apr 08, 2014 4:43 AM on Attrition
 
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There's always a chance, but I wouldn't bet on it quite yet.

Apr 01, 2014 12:12 PM on Week One
 
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Yep that's the mitigating factor in all of this. The term "ok" is relative though, as I think my definition and the Brewers' definition does differ. They only care that the Sv is recorded, I still think Henderson is the better arm and by that function the better option. Might be a Borowski year for K Rod.

Apr 01, 2014 11:20 AM on Week One
 
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http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23141 I think it ends up being Crain in the end as I outlined in the article. They're slated to do closer by committee in the interim.

Apr 01, 2014 11:16 AM on Week One
 
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the Parnell news broke after I said next week fwiw. I doubt Valverde sticks, they'll likely have to go to either Farnsworth (who is in Las Vegas right now) or outside the org to solve their closer issue.

Apr 01, 2014 10:38 AM on Week One
 
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I'm waiting a couple of weeks but the Brewers previous history with K Rod does concern me.

Apr 01, 2014 7:24 AM on Week One
 
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Always

Apr 01, 2014 6:22 AM on Week One
 
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Next week

Apr 01, 2014 6:22 AM on Week One
 
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http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23141 There's not too much to update on Cincy

Apr 01, 2014 6:22 AM on Week One
 
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I'm doing that on Tuesdays throughout the season. This assignment called for guys who could led the league in saves.

Mar 28, 2014 6:16 AM on Saves
 
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I like Nate Jones, and I might be in the minority there. Lindstrom has a good arm but maybe not the miss the bat stuff I'd like to see out of a closer. Dunno, that situation has all sorts of layers.

 
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I would too. I think he and Ubaldo Jimenez will end up being really interesting watches this year to see if their mechanics are drastically different from what they were when they got "fixed"

 
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I don't think so. There's too much buzz around him, someone will go to 14 on Ventura.

Mar 27, 2014 4:11 AM on High Risk, High Reward
 
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Probably some combo of De Aza - Viciedo - Some Danks sprinkled in.

 
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Absolutely, but he's not going there because there are concerns about his production moving forward. If I had pick 4 and McCutchen was off the board I'd seriously consider Hanley.

Mar 19, 2014 3:21 PM on Picking Fifth
 
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At that point I was in between Hanley and Carlos Gonzalez but upon further review... Bryce Harper.

Mar 19, 2014 10:57 AM on Picking Fifth
 
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I would consider it. Ultimately he didn't make the list because I think I can have him on the turn for cheaper because his stock is falling in a lot of leagues. I've seen him going late and it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

Mar 19, 2014 6:55 AM on Picking Fifth
 
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I would keep Rosenthal if you intend to keep a closer. I like his upside more.

Mar 12, 2014 6:50 AM on Relief Pitchers
 
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I'll take Hamilton for 2014 knowing that he's a higher risk. If he gets 600 PAs though that's 70+ steals and it will win a category.

Mar 12, 2014 6:09 AM on National League Hitters
 
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Thanks, I really wanted to get into it this year but I'm spread across too many leagues man.

Mar 11, 2014 10:57 AM on National League Hitters
 
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I went by the book projections for these.

Mar 07, 2014 8:16 AM on Relief Pitchers
 
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PECOTA is weird with saves on a few guys. I think Chapman will be fine in the Svs category and I'm going to be updating these with the online PECOTAs which work better. As to why PECOTA thinks so lowly of him in terms of saves it could be the starter projections that are constantly placed on him.

Mar 07, 2014 7:03 AM on Relief Pitchers
 
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http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22894 They directly relate to those rankings.

Feb 28, 2014 5:02 PM on Starting Pitchers
 
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PECOTA was pretty pessimistic about his Innings Total for this year which is why he's essentially gray and pink in K's and W's, and he didn't miss red for k's by all that much.

Feb 28, 2014 7:56 AM on Starting Pitchers
 
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I've typed that so often.

Feb 28, 2014 5:12 AM on Starting Pitchers
 
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Will fix all issues tonight, thanks guys. Meant to invert the values

Feb 28, 2014 5:12 AM on Starting Pitchers
 
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Thanks Bobby, the intro music belongs to Bret's band and the bumper/outro belongs to YouTube's free public library.

Feb 27, 2014 11:10 AM on Episode 8
 
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Yes, I'm working on it now, expect it Friday.

Feb 26, 2014 10:52 AM on Outfielders
 
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will fix tonight, sorry about that.

Feb 26, 2014 10:52 AM on Outfielders
 
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I think Kemp has higher potential in terms of average at this point, and Upton has more power potential moving forward. It's close though.

Feb 22, 2014 7:50 AM on Outfielders
 
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That's awesome, I hope it goes well.

Feb 22, 2014 7:49 AM on Outfielders
 
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CARGO has been added.

Feb 22, 2014 7:48 AM on Outfielders
 
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I'll flip him out when I add CarGo, thanks.

Feb 21, 2014 6:58 AM on Outfielders
 
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CarGo will be added tonight.

Feb 21, 2014 6:02 AM on Outfielders
 
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Design, there are a host of guys, Aramis Ramirez is another example, that I wanted to spend time on apart from the positions. It'll all be updated at the end.

Feb 21, 2014 5:59 AM on Outfielders
 
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I'll add an addendum with a few players who were left off the list later in the week, there was an interesting conversation we had about guys like him and a few others and I wanted to focus on them solely.

Feb 11, 2014 8:14 AM on Third Base
 
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Do what you do, bad boy.

Feb 08, 2014 10:16 AM on Shortstops
 
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*Much beyond 400 PAs.

Feb 04, 2014 6:54 AM on Shortstops
 
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Yeah in limited playing time. The Book projections weren't too keen on his ability to get past 400 PAs IIRC and they're pretty pessimistic about RBI in general. I would skew up there.

Feb 04, 2014 6:52 AM on Shortstops
 
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It's fixed here, thanks for catching that.

Feb 04, 2014 6:51 AM on Shortstops
 
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Yep that's pretty awful on my part, meant but as the conjunction and "teased" in place of "teasing.

Feb 04, 2014 6:48 AM on Shortstops
 
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Two notes: I ranked Zobrist at 2B and so I left him off this graph. The online PECOTA is different than the PECOTA projections I used which are from the book. In the near future I will have updated graphs to reflect this.

Feb 04, 2014 6:02 AM on Shortstops
 
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The relationship between the hexes tie into the player and may occasionally tie into another, but from an aesthetic perspective the relationship between the players and the tools is paramount here, everything else is simple gloss. The substance is the tools.

 
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Mookie was such an obvious choice for me to make in the graphic. I mean c'mon, it's Mookie!

 
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The tiers are made to mirror this list, which is not in order: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22682

Jan 29, 2014 10:26 AM on Second Basemen
 
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I think that's an oversimplification of what PECOTA is. Projection methods vary but all of them have one thing in common: They take past performance into account. Is PECOTA more "pessimistic" than most? Yeah, but I would argue that it's more realistic. A few of these guys will break their mold, but on the whole I've found it to be a very reliable method to understand what a player will be in the coming year.

Jan 29, 2014 9:19 AM on Second Basemen
 
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You're correct, injuries are a big concern for Rendon, It's pessimistic about his ability to stay on the field for the full 162.

Jan 29, 2014 7:50 AM on Second Basemen
 
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DJ Lemahieu

Jan 29, 2014 6:53 AM on Second Basemen
 
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That is accurate.

Jan 27, 2014 4:32 PM on Sliced and Diced
 
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It's not a big fan of his RE Playing Time but his rate stats are ok.

Jan 21, 2014 5:38 AM on First Basemen
 
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I have a big crush on Jason Castro, he's my Dynasty boyfriend.

Jan 16, 2014 12:22 PM on Catchers
 
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10 on the dot according to PECOTA's projections. Playing time is a factor to keep in mind here and PECOTA has him under 400 ABs next year.

Jan 16, 2014 8:21 AM on Catchers
 
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That's fair, 1B will have a wider color temperature range.

Jan 16, 2014 7:46 AM on Catchers
 
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It's tied into the Tiers that Mike wrote about. There are 5 star, 4 star guys etc etc. I'll make it more clear for 1B next week.

Jan 16, 2014 7:22 AM on Catchers
 
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That's a good idea, I'll work on that.

Jan 16, 2014 7:11 AM on Catchers
 
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BTW, if you need to enlarge the graphic the URL is as follows: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/u/images/catchersrankings.jpg

Jan 16, 2014 5:05 AM on Catchers
 
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You don't need those people, you have us now.

 
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Group Hug!

 
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I don't know who you are but I want to be your friend.

 
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I can't recall anyone else ever doing "What are you drinking". Can anyone else on this site?

 
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BOS: Joel Hanrahan at 7M acquired via trade DET: Octavio Dotel at 3.5M acquired via FA LA: Matt Kemp at 20M acquired via draft worth noting all those players are injured, but yeah your point stands. I chose to focus on the LCS rosters but I plan on making a more comprehensive graph of the full roster selection from the entire year after the World Series.