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The Daily Grind: More Hoskins Chatter

Rhys Hoskins appeared on the main blog and in my chat yesterday. Now he’s visiting the Daily Grind.

AGENDA

  1. Hoskins Whambamthankyamam
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. TDG Invitational Returns!

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Matt Joyce & Mitch Garver: Deep League Wire

Do you like M&M’s? Of course you do! Here are two hitter M&M’s for your pleasure.

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Roto Riteup: August 23, 2017

Tuesday was my first day back at school for the semester and it’s got me feeling like:

 

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Bullpen Report: August 22, 2017

Andrew Miller left last night’s game and his knee tendinitis seems to be acting up again, causing a quick return to the DL. Joe Smith moves up a notch to the next-in-line and Bryan Shaw makes another return to the grid.  As far as saves go, this isn’t a major move as Cody Allen has been receiving most, if not all, of the save opportunities of late. However, there aren’t many setup men better than Andrew Miller so it’s naturally a big loss for those in holds leagues, duh. As we all saw in October, Cleveland used Miller quite a bit in the playoffs and with a five game lead in the division they have no reason to rush him back. There is no real timetable on Miller’s return but I wouldn’t rely on him pitching significant innings the rest of the year as the Indians prepare for him to be at his best in October again.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 490 – Breakout Pitchers as Keepers

8/22/17

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Pitcher Spotlight: Has Blake Snell Turned A Corner?

The 2017 season has not been kind to Blake SnellThe 24-year-old southpaw has been demoted to the minors multiple times while putting up ghastly numbers in the majors including a 4.42 ERA, 4.52 BB/9 and averaging just 5.4 innings per start. However, Sunday’s excellent outing of 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 Hits, 2 BBs, and 7 Ks against Seattle has been raising eyebrows, hinting at Snell’s massive upside we saw when he entered the major leagues in 2016. The question is, what did Snell do in this outing to succeed and can we expect this level of production to return in future starts?

Let’s dive into Sunday’s game against the Mariners to determine if Snell can be a dependable pitcher down the stretch. First here’s a quick overview of Snell’s approach for the afternoon.

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Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/22/2017

Today’s chat was very heavy on the Rhys Hoskins. Here’s the transcript.

4:01
Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let’s get started, shall we?

4:01
JD15: With Darvish and Salazar (didn’t see that until 10 mins ago) on my DL along with RPs A. Miller and Rosenthal, how do I hit my innings limit without overpaying in a trade? (currently on the wire: Trevor Williams, Urena, Vargas, Bridwell, Richard)

4:01
Brad Johnson: Well, yea, you’ll have to stream. You’ll probably be moving on from Miller and Rosenthal, but try to wait for a little clarity on their issues

4:02
Spreadsheet Scout: What tier of OF do you see Nomar Mazara settling into for 2018 and 2019? Trying to decide whether to keep him

4:02
Brad Johnson: It’s not really a matter of tier, it’s a decision on whether or not to roll the dice

4:02
Brad Johnson: He’s a candidate to break out in a massive way

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The Daily Grind: Jonesing

Good news, I still have my sight after viewing yesterday’s eclipse. Hopefully you can still see too.

AGENDA

  1. Jonesing
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. TDG Invitational Returns!

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Your Last Chance Home Run Buy List

We’re running out of time to improve our teams, so let’s use my xHR/FB rate equation (unadjusted for home park) to identify a handful of hitters potentially due for a home run spike over the remaining month-plus of the season.

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Roto Riteup: August 22, 2017

I slept through the eclipse yesterday, so it was nice of Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner to reenact it for me:

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