Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 3/20/14

11:51
Eno Sarris: yo

11:52
digthecrates:

11:52
Eno Sarris: Just because.

12:00
Comment From Teddy
Hey eno i got a slight problem,

12:00
Eno Sarris: I know, I’m addicted to fantasy baseball too.

12:00
Comment From Matt Davidson
When do you expect me to play my first regular season game for the White Sox?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Opening day. They really gonna go with Keppinger/Gillaspie?

12:01
Comment From bob
Cobb for Alvarez in a dynasty? Just lost Medlen and Beachy. Ok on power.

12:01
Eno Sarris: Sure.

12:01
Comment From Dude
Eno my man, I just traded bucholz, grilli for skaggs, beltran. Please tell me i’m not an idiot.

12:01
Eno Sarris: I like it.

12:01
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
Eno, does the Miller Fortune ad “undistilled” grind your gears too?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Terrible. WHO’S DISTILLING BEER?

12:01
Comment From Oprah
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12:01
Eno Sarris: AND YOU GET A SECOND ONE

12:02
Comment From quinceleather
El CamENO

12:02
Comment From Maxamuz

This Chat is Maxamuz Approved

12:02
Comment From pitchers
And as the crowd begins to gather, the rumble of their chant grows louder. It rises in a crescendo, chanting one name… ENO! ENO!

12:02
Eno Sarris: Pumping me up with a lure, which might be strange if you didn’t know.

12:02
Comment From Jasper
Will Salazar be this years Harvey?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Totally could be, but he’ll also probably have an innings limit or a pitch/game limit that will tamp down his ultimate upside.

12:03
Comment From Terry Francona
Who will my primary 3B be in 2014?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Won’t have one. Aviles, Chisenhall, Santana. Timeshare!

12:03
Comment From Jasper
What do you think Rizzo’s value is in a keeper league? Do you think he could turn into a 1st round fantasy pick within 3 to 5 years?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Unsure if he hits such great heights, but if the power takes off into mid-thirties, he has the contact rate to pair it with a great batting average. I have a bold pick that he’s top-five at his position this year.

12:04
Comment From Nick in ATL
Visiting friends in CT – suggested breweries and/or brews?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Looks like New England is easily tops. http://beergraphs.com/leaderboards/breweries/?cc=US&state=CT

12:05
Comment From Maxamuz
Eno Eno, I need your help before I get on to my shenanigans here. Kershaw/Ajax/Hosmer for Bumgarner/Choo/Butler in BA/OBP/SLG league

12:05
Eno Sarris: Kershaw side.

12:05
Comment From Mark
Hi Eno. What do you think the Cardinals a) “will” & b) “should” do with Carlos Martinez?

12:06
Eno Sarris: Will start him, and probably should, just to see what could happen. Don’t forge that he’s a sinker/slider guy, though, and that he has the platoon splits to match that repertoire. A younger Masterson with more gas might still work out, but unclear if he has Masterson’s command.

12:06
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
Pharcyde all over my snowboard playlist

12:06
Comment From Dr. Met
So major fantasy sports site (yahoo) crashes right before march madness tipoff. Oops!

12:06
Eno Sarris: Yikes.

12:06
Eno Sarris: Good thing I don’t bother with college basketball any more.

12:06
Comment From the Average Sports Fan
Gregorius finishes 2014 playing for _____?

12:06
Eno Sarris: The Mets.

12:06
Comment From spellingbee
He’s not emo, he’s Eno!

12:06
Comment From jay
If both were draft eligible today who gets taken first Mike Zunino or Travis d’Arnaud?

12:07
Eno Sarris: Zunino still younger, eh? I’d draft TdA, but some would go for youth and tools.

12:07
Comment From Mark
I drafted Chris Johnson near the end of my draft and Moustakas went undrafted. Would you drop CJ for Mous?

12:07
Eno Sarris: Nah CJ is totally under-rated. Good batting average, 12+ homers, RBI, he’s fine. Moose has had many good springs.

12:07
Comment From Franklin
In a K/9 league, where do you put Yordano Ventura now?

12:08
Eno Sarris: SP5. The curve seems obvious seconds after he releases it, haven’t seen a good change.

12:08
Comment From Alex
Am I good with this pitching staff in a 12 team league? Led by Scherzer, Bumgarner, Shelby Miller, Cashner, Dickey, Ross, Smyly?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Yes, in a league of any size. Well maybe not a four-teamer.

12:08
Comment From quinceleather
12-team 5X5 standard roto–my rotation is bumgarner, tanaka dickey kazmir and lackey and I am debating dropping lackey for Toronto’s Hutchison…I don’t know anything about him and wonder what u think, since ur pretty good at eval pitching. thx

12:09
Eno Sarris: I think I’d stick with Lackey, but he’s fairly vanilla. Problem is, so’s Hutchison. Average slider, below-average but okay change, average four-seamer, below-average sinker. Supposedly his velocity has been up a bit, but I’m not super excited. I’d rather drop Lackey for a guy like Skaggs with more upside.

12:10
Comment From Teddy
eno i got a slight problem, i blanked during my fantasy draft and got 3 RP in a 2 RP league, all of which are good, (chapman, Nathan, and Robertson) so i am now 1 SP short, ideally i would like to trade one of my closers for a starter but any suggestions? (10 team mixed) Also i have a strong outfield, strong corner infielders and weak starting pitching in second base. I was recently offered Cano, Salazar, and Posey/Bautista for Miggy, McCann/Dominic brown, and Nathan should i consider it no?

12:10
Eno Sarris: Don’t do the trade, go find a starter (replacement level is really high in your league), and worry about trading a reliever when you get chapman back.

12:10
Comment From Mrs. Moustakas
Michael, I just got a call from Mrs. Sarris. You apologize RIGHT NOW and you boys shake hands.

12:10
Eno Sarris: Good one.

12:10
Comment From Alex
Projections on Shelby Miller seem to be everywhere.

12:11
Eno Sarris: Mostly just innings pitched, which I guess is based on our depth charts, which is based on trying to figure out if the shut down last year was a legitimate health thing or just a precautionary thing. His change-up is better than Wacha’s cutter, though, and their number one off speeders are similar in quality.

12:11
Comment From Maxamuz
I just got back from Spring Training in Fort Myers (and Tampa) and let me tell you, I’ve never seen a game delayed by a swarm of Bees in LF. Carp yelled to the Ump, “THERE’S BEES!” *Stadium proceeded to play Flight of the Bumblebee* as a Pink Hat Red Sox fan trying to smack talk a Yankee fan, the Sox fan didn’t even know who they faced in the WS last year. I’m a Red Sox fan and I wanted to hit him over the head with an empty beer can. Thats my scouting report.

12:11
Comment From juan pierres mustache
my main problem with baseball games is that I can’t pair them with blind dates, so this is a huge relief for me http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/03/20/mlb-teams-with-match-com-for-club-singles-pages/6643623/

12:11
Comment From hooha
Is JJ Hoover going to close games?

12:12
Eno Sarris: This is such a crapshoot. Usually Ks and velocity are the only way to go other than manager comments. Unfortunately, Broxton owns the velocity but Hoover owns the Ks. I’m going with elbow health as the tie breaker, as Broxton is just now pitching in games.

12:12
Comment From Guest
Edwin Jackson a good $1 flyer in ottoneu to replace Medlen? Similar k rates, probably reliable for 160 IP, though taking a hit on ERA.

12:13
Eno Sarris: I’d have to think you could do better. Jackson has been underperforming his peripherals for a while now.

12:13
Comment From Jasper
Friends are out drinking at the bar watching madness, I’m drinking at home chatting about fantasy baseball. Normal?

12:13
Eno Sarris: For us, yes, normal.

12:13
Comment From Jason
Joey Bats or Ellsbury in 5×5 OBP league?

12:13
Eno Sarris: Ellsbury. More projected PA, five-category goodness.

12:13
Comment From Tony
I have Bradley Jr. in a keeper league. Should I be ready to drop him or Sizemore’s performance so far just a mirage?

12:14
Eno Sarris: I can’t believe Grady will stay healthy, but if there was a way to pick up Grady, I might.

12:14
Comment From Texas Dolly
Hey Eno. Thanks for doing the chat today! I recently drafted Tanner Scheppers in my AL-only league, and I’m not sure what to expect from him this year. Do I have a starter, set up man, or best case scenario, future closer on my hands?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Really don’t think closer. Still think setup man. You probably hoping for starter at this point. Good news is, his stuff is excellent, and I think he could make the transition if his body holds up.

12:14
Comment From RK
Who is the most average regular in your opinion? Nick Markakis always comes to mind for me. Average in nearly every scence isn’t he

12:15
Eno Sarris: Yeah that’s pretty good. Adam Lind?

12:15
Comment From Mark
Anthony Rendon or Kolten Wong at 2B?

12:16
Eno Sarris: RENDON! Love him this year. Liked that he stayed healthy and showed good BB and K rates. I think the power will embiggen this year.

12:16
Comment From Phil
Talk me down. I’m ready to get rid of Franklin since he doesn’t appear to be going anywhere

12:16
Eno Sarris: I’m holding in my deep leagues until the last possible moment. I think this SS thing is him being shopped. Baltimore, Toronto, Mets, they all need MIs and there are two on the market.

12:17
Comment From Haymaker
12 team mixed roto league. I took Archie Bradley with my last pick as a 6th SP on the chance he wins a rotation spot with Corbin going down. However, sleeper darling Corey Kluber did not get drafted and Dan Haren was just dropped to the wire. Grab Kluber now? You really think he’ll have value in a 12 team mixed?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Kluber all the way for me. Bradley was having trouble commanding his fastball.

12:17
Comment From Kyle
Do you feel like Billy Burns can post a .350-.375 OBP with 30 SB if he gets half a season with the As?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Next year maybe.

12:17
Comment From Guest
Thoughts on Detwiler to pen. Jordan or Roark for 5th spot and why?

12:18
Eno Sarris: Love Tyler Jordan. Wrote about it recently in that ‘balanced arsenals’ piece. He’s got an above-average slider AND change by whiff rates, and a great sinker by GB rates. Go get him. (In deeper mixed at least).

12:18
Comment From Marcel
Is Kendrys Morales worth holding onto or better to go with a deep sleeper type like Ozuna, Dickerson, Olt, etc?

12:18
Eno Sarris: I’d hold a bit.

12:18
Comment From Eddie
Going to see the Cubs in D.C. on the Fourth of July. No question, just freakin’ geeked!

12:18
Comment From NapolisDeadHips
J Gray or Jameson Taillon in 2014?

12:18
Eno Sarris: Taillon closer.

12:18
Comment From Mark
Hosmer or Craig at 1B?

12:18
Eno Sarris: Hosmer.

12:18
Comment From DogsWithHats
Why do you follow me? Also, how sad are the tigers currently?

12:19
Eno Sarris: Who knows. We gotta go ask the other 1400 people why I follow them if we want to figure this one out. The Tigers, man, just the problems of a veteran team I guess. I’ve been worried about Anibal since he started throwing his junk so much and then took a 15-day break for the shoulder last year. The shin thing just came out of nowhere.

12:20
Comment From Christian
One of my favorite beers is replacement level on BeerGraphs. Does that mean that I’m an old baseball columnist stuck in the dark ages praising things like grit, RBIs, and wins?

12:20
Eno Sarris: No it means that beer is a really really tough world right now, with tons of great beer. Our top 100 represents a tiny sliver of the beer world..

12:20
Comment From J Bird
Javier Baez. Opening Day lineup for the Cubs?

12:21
Eno Sarris: I can’t believe it. He’s swinging from his shoes and they don’t need to start his clock.

12:21
Comment From Votto Lotto in 2014
Hi Eno…in talking with Votto, do you sense his plate approach will be more of the same this year or will he look to hit for more HRs, etc.?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Got a piece coming up about this. He’s changing some things, but not the things fantasy people want to hear, unless they are in an OBP league.

12:22
Comment From juan pierres mustache
i feel like all pitchers should just take the rest of the spring off at this point and maybe be kept in one of those witness protection safehouses

12:22
Eno Sarris: put them in a bubble like bubble boy

12:22
Comment From Maxamuz
Peavy claims to feel healthy as ever this spring (don’t they all.) Could we see a 3.6ish ERA?

12:23
Eno Sarris: More interesting is how many innings he might pitch. I have him down for 150ish I think. He’d be a lot better if he could push that number. Still think a high-threes ERA is the more reasonable ERA projection. Not like he’ll get a ton of gas back.

12:23
Eno Sarris: I just imagined someone re-ingesting a fart. I’m ten years old.

12:23
Comment From quinceleather
realistically, what do u think the chances are for santos to take over for janssen? i traded benoit for Reddick and only have 2 closers. wondering whether i should drop santos and try to get hoover or the set up guy parra (who no one is picking up)

12:24
Eno Sarris: I’d go get Hoover. I like Santos but that’s a longer-term play.

12:24
Comment From American League Hustle
Hey Eno! The other day, Jose Quintana allowed nine runs on seven hits and two walks without retiring an out. If this had been the regular season, are we potentially looking at the worst outing in fantasy history?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Good god you’d hope you were in an H2H league with that one. He took a ball off the shin the other day, and I’m hoping all this is just him having some trouble landing on that foot.

12:24
Comment From Guest
Note that “this year’s Harvey” could imply a very sad ending…

12:25
Eno Sarris: But Salazar has already had his Tommy John! Oh no, what have I said.

12:25
Comment From dbet
How are you feeling about Drew Hutchinson in a 10 teamer points? I have the option of him, Estrada, Pineda or Milone.

12:25
Eno Sarris: I don’t see that kind of upside. Estrada clearly my choice.

12:25
Comment From Andrew
I’m in a 10 team h2h league and want to take a shot at a young arm in the last round or two. Archie Bradley is one name that comes to mind. Who do you like?

12:25
Eno Sarris: I like Walker, Skaggs better.

12:25
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
Eno what chu got against barleywines?

12:26
Eno Sarris: Past my ABV threshold. All I taste is sweet and alcohol.

12:26
Eno Sarris: I do like one! Avery’s Hog Heaven I think is the name. But some call it a triple IPA.

12:26
Comment From Et Tu, Brute?
Someone in my otto points league shelled out $18 for Javier Baez on draft day… madness?

12:26
Eno Sarris: There’s no point to that. I don’t buy prospects for more than $4. I want them to be cheap if they hit.

12:26
Comment From Marty
How high are you drafting Jose Abreu?

12:27
Eno Sarris: I still want the draft position to reflect a slight risk and offer me possible value if he hits. 7th-8th would make me feel better about that.

12:27
Comment From Jason
When is the Chicago Tour Stop in ’14? Gotta hit up Revolution & Half Acre

12:27
Eno Sarris: Always around P4K festival, so July some time. Might combine with a trip down to the all-star game.

12:27
Comment From juan pierres mustache
favorite $1 player this year in standard size 12 teamers? Calhoun/Archer/Kazmir/Avisail?

12:27
Eno Sarris: Calhoun. I know he was old for his levels and played in hitter’s parks, but he’s at his peak and has a job and has a high floor.

12:27
Comment From JJ Whoever
I have Pujols and Napoli at 1B and CI. Am I running with too high of an injury risk there?

12:28
Eno Sarris: Probably should have a decent 1B on the bench.

12:28
Comment From Wily Mo Money Mo Problems
Hi Eno, would you take Matt Adams at $1 with a chance to keep or Aroldis Chapman at $10 for one year only given Chapman’s status?

12:28
Eno Sarris: I almost always prefer the hitter over the closer, and the money makes it easier. And yes, I know Adams has flaws. But at .260/25+ he’s got value even if he’s not as good this year.

12:29
Comment From The Pintmaster
ENO!!!! I’m always fascinated by your beer knowledge and insight, but I rarely hear anything mentioned about my beloved cities of Toronto and Montreal. Do we have nothing to offer you?

12:29
Eno Sarris: Bellwoods, Amsterdam, Unibroue… they just don’t get much distro down here in California. http://beergraphs.com/leaderboards/breweries/?cc=CA

12:30
Comment From Art Vandelay
so I accidentally punted on a closer in my auction draft earlier this week, ended up with Sergio Santos, Danny Farquhar, and Daniel Webb. What are the chances I’ll actually get a single save in the first month of the season?

12:30
Eno Sarris: 11%

12:30
Comment From Et Tu, Brute?
Did you trade your heroes for ghosts?

12:30
ZeppelinBigFan:

12:31
Comment From J6takish
Why does everybody hate Carson? Why do YOU hate Carson?

12:31
Eno Sarris: I love Carson. I went to high school with him. I appreciate his quirks.

12:31
Comment From Fish
What is the perfect depth for a fbb league to play? Should 4th starters be in play along with platoon guys or should it be deeper or more shallow than that?

12:32
Eno Sarris: Always up to you. I like my 20-team mixed 40-man roster league, but I also like 12-team mixers. Don’t love ten-teamers where there’s just so much on the wire.

12:32
Comment From Kevin
Pretty scary stuff that happened to Chapman last night. Does this speed up the implementation of some sort of helmet for pitchers?

12:32
Eno Sarris: They’ve got one approved, but pitchers don’t like it yet.

12:32
Comment From Bill B.
Eno! I drank six beers before drafting and now the ace of my staff is Mike Minor in a H2H. What do I do?

12:32
Eno Sarris: Drop a bench bat or two for high-upside starters.

12:32
Comment From Jasper
What do you think of Taijuan Walker this year? Some sites say huge sleeper. Is he polished enough if his shoulder is ok?

12:33
Eno Sarris: There’s a lot of promise in that arm. I’d put him in my last pitching slot in a mixed league for sure. I like going high upside there, over the Kennedy types.

12:33
Comment From tylersnotes
i’m commissioning a deeeeeeep dynasty league. a sister league was started from the waitlist (i’m not part of the sister league). one owner joined both leagues and just quit the sister league mid-draft after causing a ton of drama. so far my league doesn’t have a problem, but am I obligated to do or say anything to this owner?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Beat him.

12:33
Comment From Marty
To Nick in ATL: Two Roads has a sweet beer room and Sunday they have a BBQ master doing lunch there

12:33
Comment From Roy Munson
Has Tanaka’s value changed since the AL LABR draft? I have a man crush, give me a reasonable max bid?

12:34
Eno Sarris: I’ve been a little more optimistic since he’s looked good and everyone’s saying the right things. I went to $24 in my ottoneu points league, but that’s out of $400. I doubt I’d pay more than $12-15 though, there are just so many great names that have pitched in the MLB before.

12:34
Comment From Maxamuz

OH MY OH MY

12:35
Comment From juan pierres mustache
every time someone says projections are “everywhere” i imagine visiting other websites, only to find that all other websites are just showing nothing but Shelby Miller projections

12:35
Comment From Andrew
Brad Miller having a monster spring!!!! Could he be a top 8 SS in a league with OPS not BA. Thanks!

12:36
Eno Sarris: I’ve been all over him, but I’m not changing my opinion too much based on spring. He is a little more valuable in that OPS league, and top eight is only stretching my projection a bit (I think I have him top-ten or twelve if I remember right).

12:36
Comment From Homer at the Bat
Eno! So I’ve recently seen New Belgium kicking around Calgary. I’ve tried the Ranger IPA so far, I enjoyed it. Your thoughts? What kind of rep does New Belgium have in the US of A?

12:36
Eno Sarris: They’re everywhere. I hate Fat Tire, but that’s just me.

12:36
Comment From Art Vandelay
What’s your fridge beer Eno?

12:37
Eno Sarris: Right now? I got AleSmith X pale ale, Hopocalypse from Drake’s, Lagunitas IPA.

12:37
Comment From juan pierres mustache
guys someone is developing a video game where you play as a real-life bear, no plot or anything. that’s right, BEAR SIMULATOR

12:37
Comment From juan pierres mustache
number of people in chat higher or lower today? basketball going on says less, but more people online and home from work says more

12:37
Eno Sarris: says 12:14 next to your name so wow.

12:37
Comment From Sean C
Can you please slap me for getting even a little excited about Grady Sizemore?

12:38
Eno Sarris: Done.

12:38
Comment From Mark
I passed up Billy Hamilton in the 7th round of my draft and took Allen Craig instead. How badly did I screw up and do you believe in Hamilton’s hitting performance so far this spring?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Writing today about how small the sample is this spring — you barely have 1/3 the sample you need to say something interesting about strikeout rate. It’s better than him being bad… I think worst-case scenario, he bats from the right side most of the time and is a 2/5 time player with 45 steals or so.

12:39
Comment From David
Aoki on steals. Over/Under 25. Not a great success rate. But leading off under Yost, I’m going to say..just over. 26. agree or disagree.

12:39
Eno Sarris: Over and i think Yost is a big deal on this. Collette might have a piece on this soon.

12:40
Comment From Bag of Farts
How soon is too soon to take Chris Archer in a keeper draft?

12:40
Eno Sarris: Top ten rounds. Maybe even top 15. No change-up yet.

12:40
Comment From Bill
Who finishes higher with ranking in 2014–Kalhoun or Eaton?

12:40
Eno Sarris: Calhoun.

12:40
Comment From Jasper
After all of the closers get drafted, which guys should I target in hopes they will take over at some point?

12:41
Eno Sarris: Brothers, but he may not count any more. Farquhar. Webb in Baltimore, Webb in ChicagoAL. Qualls/Crain. Dane De La Rosa.

12:41
Comment From Bill
You’ve got me drinking the Brad Miller kool-aid like a madman.Guzzling it, really….but is he going to really bat 8th?

12:41
Eno Sarris: I think this is the part that could change this spring and change his projections the most.

12:41
Comment From David
Have to move one of these SP off my team: Gray, Cingrani, A. Wood, Burnett.

12:42
Eno Sarris: I hope you mean trade. If you do, I suppose Wood has the best combo of trade value and value to your team. If your’e talking dropping, there’s only Burnett.

12:42
Comment From quinceleather
M-ENO-tonous this chat isn’t…….when i am busy with the baseball my wife says Are you playing imaginary baseball with your imaginary friends? you are real aren’t you?

12:43
Eno Sarris: You can pinch me. I just slapped someone.

12:43
Comment From Rasheed Wallace
Of these three (who have received a decent amount of preseason buzz), which is ranked lowest at the end of the year: Kluber, Nova, or Porcello?

12:43
Eno Sarris: Porcello maybe! I mean I love what he does, but his best pitch gets grounders, not Ks.

12:43
Comment From quinceleather
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man!” ?Jebediah Springfield

12:43
Comment From I said it
Injury or not, Manny Machado sucks in fantasy

12:43
Comment From Fonz
I can protect Pat Corbin for either 3 years at $4 per, or 5 years at $6 per. Which is the better option?

12:44
Eno Sarris: With the 30% failure rate on TJ, I think none of the above. I had the option of extending Harvey at 8/13/18 and didn’t.

12:44
Comment From Pork Sale
Yordano Ventura. Too legit to quit, mediumly legit, with an option to quit, or Dewon Brazelton?

12:44
Eno Sarris: I think I love everything about this question. I’d take the over, but the under is definitely possible.

12:44
Eno Sarris: And now might be a good time to shop him. I know I am.

12:44
Comment From Pork Sale
Why doesn’t Nate Eovaldi strike out more batters?

12:44
Eno Sarris: He’s missing a third pitch.

12:44
Comment From Maxamuz
You’re high on Hosmer eh there Eno boy

12:45
Eno Sarris: Just saying that .285+/20/10 is an under-rated skill set. HR=SB pretty much in terms of marginal value. What if you had a guy that could easily hit .290 with 30 homers? You’d be all over that.

12:45
Comment From Steve
Is a rotation of Fernandez, Cole, Lynn, Garza, Masterson, Taijuan Walker too thin on IP and missing an Ace?

12:45
Eno Sarris: to me, you have two aces and it’s the middle that’s light. Just get another SP on your bench.

12:45
Comment From Andrew
Would you keep Miguel Cabrera for $46 in a 10 team h2h format?

12:46
Eno Sarris: Yes, the shallower the format, the better the $1 players and the more expensive the best players.

12:46
Comment From dcapofari
can i survive with rendon and mesaraco as starters in a 10 team 1 CA league?

12:46
Eno Sarris: Those are light for a ten-teamer as much as I like them. I bet someone interesting is on your waiver. You can wait to open the season, I guess, they both have top-ten upside. They just may not hit it.

12:47
Comment From Gozer the Gozerian
Would you drop Timmy or Kluber for any of Estrada Skaggs Bradley Ross ?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Timmy for Estrada/Skaggs is the most interesting. I think I’d keep Timmy but if he’s not commanding the FB in the early going, I’d have itchy trigger finger.

12:47
Comment From Pork Sale
Do any of Trumbo, Jose Abreu, or Chris Carter hit 40 homers this year?

12:47
Eno Sarris: If I’m picking one, it’s Trumbo. “No” is a safer pick tho.

12:47
Comment From Bag of Farts
Out of all the stadiums you have been to, which one has the best food?

12:48
Eno Sarris: AT&T has crab sandwiches, sushi, Orlando bowls and more. Citi has shake shack and blue smoke. One of those two.

12:48
Comment From Chris Davis
It might not happen this year, but will I eventually be the next Adam Dunn?

12:48
Eno Sarris: Worse, maybe. Davis doesn’t have a history of walk rates like Dunn.

12:49
Comment From Brad
I heard Bryce harper last night say how important it is for him to hit a ground ball to 2b with man on 3rd and less than 2 outs. But the analytical community thinks rbis are a bad measure and that ground balls to 2nd base is a bad outcome. How to you analytics deal with Harper’s intention of driving in run with a ground ball to make it a positive measure in your community? Thanks.

12:49
Eno Sarris: A ball in play is better than a strikeout with men on base. I think he’d actually be rewarded for that in the numbers.

12:49
Comment From Draft Day Regret
This is a terrible problem to have: Kelly Johnson or Dustin Ackley? Need to start one and cut the other.

12:49
Eno Sarris: KJ for me. More positions, more counting stat upside.

12:49
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
Eno who wins your beer bracket for the year so far?

12:50
Eno Sarris: Just had a The Bruery The Wanderer and whooooooboy. Hopslam was aight, but this one rocked.

12:50
Comment From Dave M
Can you help me find a under the radar holds guy? I am looking at paco rodriguez, ross detwiler, luke gregerson, Jason motte. Thanks

12:51
Eno Sarris: Kintzler, Herrera, Kelley (love him), Germen, Venters, Delabar, Andrew Miller.

12:52
Comment From Miketron
Do you consider Cody Allen an elite RP in a SV+Holds league?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:52
Comment From James Paxton
How awesome will I be in 2014, if at all?

12:52
Eno Sarris: You will have some great starts that will make everyone pick you up. Then you will have some stinky ones that will clear the room. Why is everything about farts today.

12:53
Comment From Art Vandelay
Over/Under 3.95 ERA for Phil Hughes?

12:53
Eno Sarris: Over. Under his ERA last year, but there’s only so much a park can do.

12:53
Comment From Christopher
Hosmer, Kemp, Jansen, Donaldson. Pls rank — dynasty league, no inflation/restrictions. need to keep 1

12:53
Eno Sarris: Hosmer

12:53
Comment From Eminor3rd
10-team 5×5 keep 4, starving for K’s. Was offered Tillman + Cruz for my Wil Myers. Anything to fear on Tillman?

12:54
Eno Sarris: I hate this deal. Keep the best player. Tillman’s barely a ten-teamer. I have him ranked around 70th among SPs.

12:54
Comment From Bag of Farts
Who would win in a fistfight betwixt Kyle Farnsworth and Ty Cobb?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Cobb with the fists only but if it was MMA, Kyle would do some crazy wrestler move.

12:54
Comment From Darren
How will it work with Dylan Bundy the 1st half of the year–will Yahoo consider him on the DL and I can stash him?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Has to be put on the DL, but he will be. You just might have to wait until after the first games.

12:55
Comment From Eminor3rd
RE: Quintana. Don Cooper said his release point was “too over the top” and was causing command issues.

12:55
Comment From 2ndHS
Can I survive with Brad Miller and Xander Bogaerts as my SS options? Who should be my number 1

12:55
Eno Sarris: Yeah I think you can thrive. I might platoon them (Miller away from home, XB at home) until someone makes the decision for you.

12:55
Comment From Brandon Moss
Am I legit?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Gonna play every day and I think the rates will drop, PAs go up, counting stats only move marginally if that.

12:56
Comment From Miketron
Do you think Kluber can be a top 10 AL-only SP this year? I’ve seen a lot of love lately, but he hasn’t really looked good in spring training

12:56
Eno Sarris: that’s aggressive. I had him in the top 30 for AL-O.

12:56
Comment From G.Springer
Was I wise to reject the Astros offer for an extension, even though I haven’t proven myself yet?

12:57
Eno Sarris: I might have taken it with that K rate. I’d hire someone who would tell me that, too. Because if he’s good enough, he can get a huge deal one year into FA too. If he’s not… But nobody ever tells these guys they might not be.

12:57
Comment From Pork Sale
You chat like your hair is on fire, and it pleases me.

12:57
Eno Sarris: Well, it is!

12:57
Comment From Far Side.
Eno had three letters, God has three letters, cant be a coincidence.. Thanks for all your insight this spring so far..

12:57
Eno Sarris: You know I only post these because my wife thinks I play with myself all day and have a silly job.

12:58
Comment From Charlie
Has there been a correlation study done with batting average and contact %?

12:58
Eno Sarris: I ran it once. Probably wrote it up somewhere too. Yeah, it’s negative. Ks are bad for BA. Mostly because they are an auto out.

12:58
Comment From RAJ
What’s a realistic upside for Headley?

12:58
Eno Sarris: .280/18/10 with good OBP, goes up if traded.

12:58
Comment From Schiraldi
A year ago we would have said Walker, Gausman, Archer a significantly stronger prospect group than Wacha, Sonny Grey, Salazar. Was the small sample of a few more MLB innings last summer really enough to change that picture so completely?

12:59
Eno Sarris: No, and given the costs, I’ve bought from the former group this year given that revelation. Well, I’m not that up on Archer because of the change up problem.

12:59
Comment From JEB
Brandon Belt going to be a cheaper Hosmer this year? Go for him late in my draft?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Dunno if he’ll hit 20, and his K% means a lower BA, but it could be close enough to make this SMRT smart.

1:00
Comment From Tom
Are tournament brackets for beers fun or super gimmicky?http://www.draftmag.com/beerbracket/

1:00
Eno Sarris: I’ll take fun.

1:00
Comment From juan pierres mustache
barleywines taste like a 2xIPA that sat on the shelf too long, mostly

1:00
Eno Sarris: I agree with this.

1:00
Comment From Bag of Farts
How many toilets do you think John Kruk has broken in his lifetime?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Let’s ponder.

1:00
Comment From Grady
Hi – for 2014 only, bogaerts, gattis, or eaton. Leaning eaton. 5×5, 12 team. Thanks

1:00
Eno Sarris: Bogaerts. Position, upside. Eaton mostly a high floor at an easy position.

1:00
Comment From Injury guy
Chapman out 6-8 weeks facial surgery

1:00
Comment From juan pierres mustache
the name “Kipnis” sounds like a pokemon

1:01
Eno Sarris: Those were right in a row in my q and that’s just a real swing in emotion for me.

1:01
Comment From Kevin
Gausman a good flier in a 10 team H2H? Bullpen bound?

1:01
Eno Sarris: Deeper leagues. There are safer guys with good upside on your wire.

1:01
Comment From Jared T.
So I missed the middle rounds of one of my drafts (thanks, INTERNET CONNECTION) and I wound up with three SS: Simmons, Cabrera and Lowrie. I have Cano at 2B, so I won’t be playing Lowrie there. I also have a shortage of pitching. Which of those three would you be trying to trade? I’m in a relatively deep weekly H2H mixed league.

1:02
Eno Sarris: Lowrie for sure. People forget the injury risk. Was just joking with someone who sees the A’s daily that we’ll see Simmons as soon as Jed needs a break.

1:02
Comment From Marty
I will be paying attention to the tournament until I’m out of the $1b. So, like around 3 PM today.

1:02
Eno Sarris: See I just put that time lost back into my life.

1:02
Comment From @tossinchinmusic
Hey Eno! Big craft beer and baseball guy here too (from Toronto). I’m interested in using sabermetrics to help guide my fantasy draft this year. I’ve thought about trying to use a couple (2-3) sabermetrics to help guide my fantasy draft this year, but I’m not sure which ones would be the best to use. For position players, the stats categories are the traditional AVG, SLG, OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB, while for pitchers, its along the lines of W (KILL THE WIN!), WHIP, ERA, SO, BB. Which sabermetrics would you guys use to drive your draft choices given these categories? And would you simply look at last years data, or pooled data from the past 2-3 years (assuming the player is not a rookie/second year guy)?

1:04
Eno Sarris: The simplest projections take last year times five, the year before times three, year before times two, divide by ten, so if you can figure out a way to weight last year more than the year before, try it. Also, K and BB percentage, for both hitters and batters, are your guideposts. The simplest way to predict pitcher performance is K%-BB% and it’s really effective.

1:04
Comment From juan pierres mustache
thanks for the pink floyd song. i was really looking for a nice pick-me-up after all this injury news

1:04
Comment From Maxamuz

Juan Pierre tell your GF to stop sending me videos

1:04
Eno Sarris: hmm don’t think that’s the pick me up JP was looking for.

1:04
Comment From SMC
Rutledge worth a hold in a deep 16-team mixer?

1:04
Eno Sarris: For just a little bit longer. But it looks like he’s the backup MI which is not exciting.

1:05
Comment From J
Hey Eno, staying up this weekend for the Australian games?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Iv’e got a two-year old. I think DVR will handle that.

1:05
Comment From Jordan
Is semien a sleeper, can we expect him to take over a starting role somewhere in that infield this season, and what can we expect from him if he gets somewhere near a full seasons PAs?

1:05
Eno Sarris: I think he’ll improve his plate discipline but still have an iffy BA. Some power, some speed, and a starting job in the second half. one of the MI there will either play good enough to trade away for a good haul, or bad enough to release.

1:06
Comment From Jared T.
Seems like pitchers’ helmets wouldn’t have prevented the Aroldis injury, since he got hit in the face.

1:06
Comment From Maxamuz
A helmet would not of helped Chapman. It hit his eye, wouldn’t some sort of protective goggle be more apropos?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Helmets and goggles: the future will be strange.

1:06
Comment From SMC
Ike Davis 2014? Good sleeper?

1:06
Eno Sarris: OBP leagues yes.

1:06
Comment From JJ Whoever
Bourbon: more cost effective than beer. Discuss

1:06
Eno Sarris: Beer’s up to 10+% ABV these days.

1:06
Comment From Bearman
What should the Jays do about second base? And if u say stick with Goins I’ll cut my fingers off.

1:07
Eno Sarris: No idea. If there’s a third baseman they can find, move Lawrie over there?

1:07
Comment From Justin
Dan, Jeff, and Dave frequently grouse about answering fantasy questions in their chats. Do you have issues with answering real-life questions in your chats? For instance, do you think Andrelton Simmons can repeat his spectacular 2013 defensive showing this season?

1:08
Eno Sarris: No problems. I think Simmons’ work is built on positioning (he puts himself deep in the hole knowing his arm can make the throw) and sneaky athleticism. But his kind of numbers haven’t been repeated yearly. So I expect regression but still think he’ll be a +10 SS or more.

1:08
Comment From Bill
True or False: Sleepers are overvalued in auction and boring vets are where the real value is

1:09
Eno Sarris: I dunno. In AL-LABR, I used my values built on sober projections (mostly just a straight meld of Steamer and ZiPS) and I ended up with a young team because nobody would pay the normal price for those numbers. People also don’t trust young players and if you get a pre-peak lineup, at least the variance on the projections is in your favor. A post-peak lineup really only has one way to go.

1:09
Comment From JJ Whoever
Fantasy baseball makes you evil. For example, Chapman getting domed is good news cause I get to pick up a waiver wire closer. Just wrong…

1:09
Comment From Mark
Does Carson look like Wes Anderson, because he speaks with the exact same timbre in his voice. Every time I hear his podcast, I picture Wes Anderson wearing a scarf or beret.

1:10
Eno Sarris: No but we did discuss the possibility that he looked like Joey Pantalone in Arizona.

1:10
Comment From Marty
I’m not seeing enough of a difference between Kipnis and Kinsler to justify a 40 ADP discrepancy. I think one is on the decline, one on the incline, but they’re paths are crossing. What am I missing?

1:10
Eno Sarris: I have Kinsler hitting 13 homers and stealing 15- minus bases. I have Kipnis hitting 25 homers and stealing 25+ bases.

1:11
Comment From MSW
Playing in my first ever razzball league. Who are some good guys to target? Plate appearances seem to be very important. I really want to draft Ruben Tejada with my first pick but in real life baseball I hope he gets benched ASAP, so I’m very torn.

1:11
Eno Sarris: Sorting by reverse WAR should get you some guys that got a lot of plate time but are bad..

1:11
Comment From Kevin
Jedd Gyorko in OPS league…discuss please

1:11
Eno Sarris: I think his walk rate will improve this year.

1:11
Comment From Guest
You buying Chris Owings?

1:12
Eno Sarris: Eh. .270/10/20 type upside IMO.

1:12
Comment From Bill
Number one deep sleeper nobody has made a consensus pick on at Fangraphs issssssssss…….?

1:12
Eno Sarris: Been going with Carrasco. He’s got three above-average off speed pitches and a sinker that gets 60+% GBs.

1:12
Comment From Guest
What’s your projection for Yordano Ventura? 12 team mixed league worthy, or more of a streamer?

1:12
Eno Sarris: Upside makes him worthy in those leagues, but I’m not sure he’ll stick all year.

1:12
Comment From Sadwick
On a suggestion, I had a Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout last night. I am now suing to cover costs of my sudden diabetes.

1:13
Comment From Christian
How many fantasy teams have been destroyed by people overhyped by meaningless spring results?

1:13
Comment From NatsFan73
I love March Madness. It’s one of the great harbingers of baseball season!

1:13
Comment From ABW
If you had to pick one who would you want. Rougned Odor, Clint Frazier, Kyle Zimmer, Mark Appel or Alex Myer

1:13
Eno Sarris: Love Meyer. Might take him over Appel.

1:13
Comment From dbet
Who would you put the most faith in at this point, Nefatali, Hunter or Rodney?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Rodney might do it ugly all year.

1:13
Comment From Eric
Hey I live in Fort Collins where Fat Tire comes from. Maybe answer my question?Late rounds in keeper league. looking for possible keeper and help this year. How rank Ruggiano, Pollock, Cain, Baez, G. Polanco, O. Taveras? Caveat…Have to keep guys in minors on my bench until they come up.

1:14
Eno Sarris: CAin, Pollock, Polanco. Cain gonna have a job, so health is biggest deal and you’ll see that soon. Pollock okay but a righty with issues against righties in past. Polanco the best prospect because I think he’ll be up first.

1:15
Comment From Guest
Got my 1st Ottoneu draft tmrw night man im nervous…

1:15
Eno Sarris: Probably won’t finish in the first night unless you took over a team. That first draft’s a bear.

1:15
Comment From Co-founder of the USSMariner.com
Rizzo or Alfonso? 5×5 in a util slot

1:15
Eno Sarris: RIZZO

1:15
Comment From Arnold
My George Springer for his Danny Salazar. Did I do alright or gave up too much in Springer. AL only keeper league

1:15
Comment From eli (the bureau)
you drafted George Springer in the 14th in our Hustlers league. I got Adam Dunn three picks prior. I hate you.

1:16
Eno Sarris: You know I’d still take Salazar for him. But in that league, it’s OBP so he’s a better OBP prospect.

1:16
Comment From FNG(effin new guy)
Please, in laymans terms, explain where the ‘Zips’, ‘Fans”, and ‘Steamer’ projections come from.

1:17
Eno Sarris: Fans come from fan projections, which you can input on each player page if you log in. ZiPs is Dan Szymborski, who chats here every Monday and might tell you something of how he does it. Jared Cross and his students made Steamer projections, which use result stats but also input things like fastball velocity and pitcher defense.

1:17
Comment From Guest
do you like Paxton over Walker this yr and longterm?

1:17
Eno Sarris: maybe this year but not long term.

1:17
Comment From Bearman
Im pumped about the bear simulator

1:17
Comment From juan pierres mustache
it’ll be so tough for Brad Miller to crack that rock-solid lineup in oh wait it’s Seattle

1:17
Comment From Ziggy played Guitar
What do you mean Brothers may not count anymore? You see him as the closer?

1:17
Eno Sarris: yup.

1:17
Comment From Alex
Matt Cain or Shelby Miller in a points league that values Ks?

1:17
Eno Sarris: Shelby

1:18
Comment From Johnny
Arenado pull a .275/25/85 in 2014?

1:18
Eno Sarris: under on the HR over on the upside BA.

1:18
Comment From Beaten with the Uggla Stick
12 team keeper. Hill at 2b, Everth at SS, B.Miller, Bogaerts on bench. Do I drop give up on O.Taveras and his injuries and pick up Rendon? Or is that too many MIs?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Shop Everth.

1:19
Comment From Cory
I went with Lowrie over Brad Miller in a points league that heavily weighs runs and RBI. Good or bad?

1:19
Eno Sarris: If Miller hits 8th, maybe good. I’d take BM though. Oh now we’re talking BMs.

1:19
Comment From Pete
A lot of experts seem to believe Billy Hamilton is going to hit .230 and have a sub-.300 OBP. While it’s possible the public is still slightly overrating Hamilton, is it also possible that many experts are underrating him? I could see a .310 OBP with a TON of SBs and runs.

1:20
Eno Sarris: He’s had an up and down OBP. If he sits against some tougher righties, I could see a better OBP.

1:20
Comment From greg
What do you think of Mike Olt’s fantasy value?

1:20
Eno Sarris: Better in OBP leagues and even then, have to be in a deep dynasty type league.

1:20
Comment From Cory
Are you on the Dickey bounce back bandwagon?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Yah, to some extent. What makes it hard is that when other pitchers go to the DL, Dickey sticks around and pitches poorly. So if you own him, watch for mentions of back trouble even if he doesn’t go on DL, you may want to put him on the bench.

1:21
Comment From Maxamuz
Anything good to say about Austin Jackson this year?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Tigers should run more this year.

1:21
Comment From John Stamos
Do what you want with my body.

1:21
Comment From DC_Coughlin
Safe to just drop corbin in redraft right?

1:21
Eno Sarris: yes.

1:21
Comment From Bobo
Is anyone at FG looking at the apparent TJ Surgery epidemic? And maybe how to reduce the odds of causing the injuries requiring TJ?

1:22
Eno Sarris: We’ve done some research into pitch mix (seems like a ton of sliders could up your DL chances some) and control (high walk rates can mean inconsistent deliveries can mean injury) but everything is on the order of millimeters in terms of predictions.

1:22
Comment From Mitch
How many farts can a bag actually hold?

1:23
Comment From Marty
Worried about Kipnis’ 30% increase in Ks and stable BB walk?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Could mean something for BA, but if power improves, he could hold steady in BA despite higher K%.

1:23
Comment From kevinthecomic
Does it make sense for the Tigers to put together a package for S. Castro? Do they have the pieces to make such an offer? Would they do it? Cubs have Baez/Alcantara waiting in the wings.

1:23
Eno Sarris: I think they looking more stop-gapish.

1:23
Comment From Royal Farm
Thoughts on Max Stassi? Jason Castro seems pretty solid.

1:24
Eno Sarris: I know the team loves Stassi. I think they’ll bring him up and play him some, and if he does well, they’ll consider trading Castro.

1:24
Comment From Royal Farm
Dean Anna. Who is he and why should I care?

1:24
Eno Sarris: High floor play everywhere infielder that could hit .300 and is on a team with octogenarians at every infield position.

1:24
Comment From Bill
Favorite tactics to employ during an auction in terms of nominating?

1:25
Eno Sarris: I’ll throw some duds early but then I need to jump in and learn something about who I might own with my throw.

1:25
Comment From robbie grossman
am i that good good OBP league pick?

1:25
Eno Sarris: I really like him.

1:25
Comment From Dread Pirate Roberts
What is an Orlando bowl?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Orlando Cepeda’s burrito bowl type things, with jerk sauce and other great additions.

1:25
Comment From Art Vandelay
I’ve been to AT&T a dozen times and I have no idea what an Orlando bowl is…should I be ashamed?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Center Field. But no, because the food there is great. I didn’t even mention the Gilroy Garlic Fries.

1:26
Comment From Chuck
I just squeezed JJ Hoover off the WW. What kind of talent do you think I can shake down from the Aroldis owner? He has no closer now. Nelson Cruz? Nolan Arenado?

1:26
Eno Sarris: he probably won’t trade Arenado for him, maybe Cruz, but he’ll go get Broxton and maybe he’ll think he’s fine.

1:26
Comment From Ass Man
George Springer will be the next Matt Kemp prior to the injuries

1:26
Eno Sarris: Thanks for the prediction, Ass Man!

1:26
Comment From Dread Pirate Roberts
What is the dumbest injury you ever got? Ever step on a cactus or get hurt “washing your car”? I hit myself with my own car once.

1:27
Eno Sarris: I can’t beat that.

1:27
Comment From JonBroxton
Can I save 20+ still? Also Two-Hearted or Hopslam?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Maybe. Hopslam. But I used to really love Two-Hearted, just think the beer world has gotten crazier since.

1:28
Comment From Bobo
Regarding the Quintana question earlier, a while back I looked at the impact of Porcello giving up 9ER in 2/3 innings against the Angels last year. Bumped his ERA by over 0.70 runs for the year, if I recall correctly.

1:28
Comment From Working stiff
Can I put “multitasking” as a strength on my performance review if the tasks are watching the ncaa tournament and participating in this chat?

1:28
Comment From NapolisDeadHips
Bundy was sent to AA, unless he’s on the MLB DL I don’t think he shows the DL in Yahoo FBB, unless he’s on the 25 man roster.

1:28
Comment From Maxamuz

1:28
Comment From dave
villar or b miller? need steals.

1:28
Eno Sarris: villar is steals only thing

1:28
Comment From Guest
more saves or Marshall or Broxton?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Broxton

1:28
Comment From My Wife, The Tramp
I’ve been on a Deschutes kick lately. Mirror Pond, Inversion, or Red Chair?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Red Chair easy

1:28
Comment From Guest
Dynasty league question: If you could hang on to one SS prospect between Addison Russell and Francisco Lindor, which guy would you go with?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Russell easy

1:29
Comment From Jeff
OBP League where all qualify at 1B: Rank Abreu, Rizzo, Butler, Craig. Thanks!

1:29
Eno Sarris: Rizzo Abreu

1:29
Comment From Miketron
If your wife reads these chat transcripts I’m pretty sure she will think you have a silly job…

1:29
Comment From HUEHUEHUEHUE
I LIKE BAYS BOLL

1:29
Comment From comment
cant say 20 homers + 10 steals = 30 homers, cause 10homers = 10RBI (minimum!!!!) probably double

1:30
Eno Sarris: this is true, but hoz makes a lot of contact and those hits turn into RBIs too. in any case, he has value people don’t see because they in sBs.

1:30
Comment From Maxamuz
Kruk has broken 26 toilets.

1:30
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
tell me estrada wont burn me this year? h2h points

1:30
Eno Sarris: If HR allowed are really negative, maybe, but I like him.

1:30
Comment From Lewie
If you were the Mets, who would you give up for Didi?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Palawecki (they need a C) and a worse arm than Montero. Tapia?

1:30
Comment From Guest
went to a barley wine fest by mistake only good one was ballast point 3 sheets love the rum taste the rest were awful

1:30
Comment From Statistics nerd
Hey Eno,Instead of doing a linear regression, have you guys ever tried running neural net analyses to account for multicollinearity and non-linear relationships between inputs?

1:31
Eno Sarris: I have something perfect for this. Would love help.

1:31
Comment From E
Am i the only one who thinks jayson werth is being undervalued in drafts?

1:31
Eno Sarris: No, but I’m worried about PA.

1:31
Comment From E
ENO, need some RPs with SP eligibility I can use to help my ratios por favor

1:31
Comment From E
thoughts on josh johnson?

1:32
Eno Sarris: enough upside to roster, enough downside to jettison quickly

1:32
Comment From E
how much hop slam, is too much hop slam while drafting?

1:32
Eno Sarris: One every ten rounds

1:32
Comment From greg
Darwin Barney to the Jays?

1:32
Eno Sarris: yeesh, but it would be an improvement

1:32
Comment From Guest
I gambled a bit and went with all upside on starting pitcher. Ended up with a rotation of Cole, Tanaka, Sonny Gray, Archer, and Ventura. What are the odds that 3 of these guys end the year as top 30 starters? Top 20?

1:32
Eno Sarris: pretty good actually

1:32
Comment From Guest
I drafted HanRam and Brad Miller in a dynasty league. Miller has 2B eligibility now, but that’s going to change, and all of the other managers are undervaluing both of them, so trades are unlikely. When does Hanley move to third and save me?

1:33
Eno Sarris: Maybe sometime this year. Or you fall out of contention and sell Hanley for a monster package.

1:33
Comment From Guest
Thoughts on Hamels this year? Accidentally drafted him instead of Sale and feeling a little bummed.

1:33
Eno Sarris: Oof. 170 IP maybe? Maybe good when in.

1:33
Eno Sarris: MORE LIGHTENINGISH QS.

1:33
Comment From Brad
I got to thank you for the the Anibal advice. I kept Bailey over him because you were very confident in the injury red flags.

1:33
Comment From E
I love trying new beer, and there is always new stuff out there, but at the same time, it frustrates me that i will never be able to try them all so sometimes i feel like giving up. and then i sometimes feel guilty for buying a 6 pack of something i already like when there are others to explore. CRAFT BEER PROBLEMS.

1:34
Comment From Lewie
Does Flores become a lot more interesting if he (somehow) qualifies for SS?

1:34
Eno Sarris: Of course but not going to happen IMO.

1:34
Comment From jocephus
living where a beer product is made increases question being answered?

1:34
Eno Sarris: surprised me too

1:34
Comment From Jared T.
I used to work at a bookstore and there was a guy there whose nickname was FNG (for effing new guy). IS THAT YOU, MARK?!?!?

1:34
Comment From Guest
Is overpaying for Trout really worth in Ottoneu

1:34
Eno Sarris: “overpaying” not worth it. but with inflation and $400 rosters, his actual value probably over $65.

1:35
Comment From Maxamuz

1:35
Comment From E
does your wife read the chats?

1:35
Eno Sarris: hope not

1:35
Comment From Jordan
Brandon Morrow bounceback coming this year?

1:35
Eno Sarris: nah

1:35
Comment From Captain Video
would MLB allow an MF DOOM style mask for use as pitcher protection?

1:35
Comment From John Stamos
CHICKEN NACHO BOWL IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS

1:35
Comment From Art Vandelay
infinite farts

1:35
Comment From jocephus
kozma for scherzer

1:35
Comment From SMC
Rafael Furcal as a deep sleeper?

1:36
Eno Sarris: Isn’t he already hurt?

1:36
Comment From Conrad
which scoring category do you usually “luck” into? i.e. don’t really focus on specifically but wind up doing OK….

1:37
Eno Sarris: I don’t usually think about R/RBI in the draft, just get good players for HR and SB and they figure themselves out.

1:37
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
Ryan braun better than matt kemp?

1:37
Eno Sarris: yes

1:37
Comment From jocephus
would you spend 25$ on a hotdog?

1:37
Eno Sarris: once. i had a $35 burger from boulud

1:37
Comment From John Stamos
Haren or Kluber this year?

1:37
Eno Sarris: Kluber

1:37
Comment From deezy
Would you take Harper or Jones at the end of the first and why?

1:37
Eno Sarris: Jones because I like safety in top rounds.

1:37
Comment From Hugh Janus
It’s a Cha Cha Bowl not Orlando Bowl! Step yer game up!

1:38
Eno Sarris: You’re right, names are very important, Hugh Janus.

1:38
Comment From RYAN BRAUN
I will put up TROUT-LIKE numbers. TROUT LIKE. YOU’LL SEE. ALL OF YOU. YOU’LL SEE.

1:38
Comment From Mark
I hear you know where to find a good tire store in Arizona.

1:38
Comment From Percy
More saves – Brothers or Allen?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Brothers

1:38
Comment From deezy
Does hitting leadoff suppress Heywards value? I was deciding between Heyward and Myers but his line up positioning and the fact Freddie doesn’t run has me leaning in Myers direction.

1:39
Eno Sarris: more R than RBI, but it might mean more SB, so it’s not as bad as going to bottom of lineup, might even improve.

1:39
Comment From Enos Wife
I do read them

1:39
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
james dean or marlon brando?

1:39
Eno Sarris: Dean because fat old Brando.

1:39
Comment From Table
Do you like Grossman better than Jarrod Dyson (OBP league, also has XBHs and Net SBs instead of steals)

1:39
Eno Sarris: yes because job

1:39
Comment From Bigus Dickus
holy crap Chapman needs a plate in his head

1:39
Eno Sarris: damn.

1:39
Comment From RK
Gausman worth 280th pick in 20 team keeper? (25% salary inflation every year kept)

1:39
Eno Sarris: yes

1:39
Comment From Maxamuz
O/U – HR for Harper 29.5

1:39
Eno Sarris: under

1:39
Comment From kenteckulve4life
will josh phlegmy be the starting catcher on the south side to start the 2015 season?

1:40
Eno Sarris: hah. probably.

1:40
Comment From Marty
Frieri: overvalued ADP / undervalued ADP / just right?

1:40
Eno Sarris: undervalued

1:40
Comment From Cason Jollette
What’s the biggest difference between Cashner and Fister in fantasy? They seem to possess similar numbers in terms of k/9, era, and , gb%, so why is fister ranked so far ahead?

1:40
Eno Sarris: dunno especially since Cash should improve K/9 this year since he using the knuckle slider again

1:40
Comment From joe
Rickie Weeks in an OBP league. Could you convince yourself to start the season with him at 2b?

1:40
Eno Sarris: no

1:40
Comment From David
Darin Ruf has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique.

1:40
Eno Sarris: millions of fantasy owner’s seasons collapse

1:40
Comment From JJ Whoever
Show me your Johnson… as in Kelly projection

1:41
Eno Sarris: .240/16/6 with 3/4 season stats, without looking

1:41
Comment From Guest
David Price at $40 Otto LWTS. Buying?

1:41
Eno Sarris: no, the Ks aren’t coming back

1:41
Comment From kellygruber87topps
Who earns a rotation spot sooner in the bay, escobar or crick?

1:41
Eno Sarris: Esco ahead.

1:42
Eno Sarris: Sabean gushed about him at the winter meetings.

1:42
Comment From Cason Jollette
How much are you buying into a Pujols bounceback? I see by your rankings that you’re a fan.

1:42
Eno Sarris: .280/28 with 600ish PA I think. But obv he hasn’t looked fleet of foot in spring and could go down again. especially if team is bad.

1:43
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
do you shield your wife and child from craft beer farts?

1:43
Eno Sarris: they don’t shield me from theirs

1:43
Eno Sarris: (to be clear theirs aren’t craft beer farts, just regular ones)

1:43
Eno Sarris: (in case my wife is reading, her farts smell like roses)

1:43
Comment From Red
Any Houston SP worth owning?

1:43
Eno Sarris: super deep like Keuchel and Peacock.

1:44
Comment From Guest
We’re boycotting lightening round because it’s too early for that.

1:44
Eno Sarris: well what happens when I leave and we didn’t do it right

1:44
Comment From Marty
If shields is your SP1, did you miss the boat?

1:44
Eno Sarris: Yes for me, unless G Cole is your #2.

1:44
Comment From JJ Whoever
Games played for Jose Reyes?

1:44
Eno Sarris: 135

1:44
Comment From juan pierres mustache
this is nonsense

1:44
Eno Sarris: of course it is

1:44
Comment From Marty
HAS ANYONE SURFACED A GIF OF AMADOR MISSING THE EASY GROUNDER YESTERDAY?!

1:44
Eno Sarris: no but it seems like it’s super important and we should use caps

1:45
Comment From Miketron
Pinto or Conger?



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