RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 01/09/14

Episode 85
Jason Collette and Eno Sarris break down the fantasy futures of the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. All of our audio issues have been corrected so thanks for your patience. No Hall of Fame talk here, so enjoy!

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Approximately 67 min of joyous analysis.


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  1. ATrain says:

    2 podcasts in 1 week! You guys are awesome. Thanks so much and keep up the great podcast analysis!

    Brewers and Braves are next? Could you look at Estrada, Gomez, Freeman?

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  2. Jason Collette says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    We will be on a two-per week schedule for the foreseeable future. We will definitely hit those three; I like Estrada quite a bit.

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    • ATrain says:

      Excellent, would be great to hear what you think about his loss in velocity and whether or not his 2012 k/rate was a one-off or something he could again attain.

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  3. Mike says:

    Also, please talk about Alex Wood, B.J. Upton, Gavin Floyd, and Tyler Pastornicky. Loving these shows so far.

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  4. Spud says:

    Andrelton Simmons; he looked great in WBC batting lead off but his season was weird with the home runs, poor avg/obp. If his BABIP returns to his career avg is he going to be studly. Will he keep up the power? When will he steal bases? :)

    For fantasy would you rather have Simmons or bogaerts for the next 3 yrs?

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  5. Jeff says:

    Loved this one–nice mix of guys everyone has to consider (Bautista & Encarnacion), post-hype guys (Lawrie), and deeper-league possibilities (Peacock and Grossman). I also liked hearing where you two sat on Reyes’s ADP, which seems like a really practical consideration, in addition to knowing more general points–like Eno’s desire for an all-low-strikeout team.

    You’ve got many names above to consider, but I’d love to hear your take on Braun’s current ADP and on where you put Lucroy among catchers.

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  6. Ryan says:

    Hi, I am in a 10 team AL only plus the Nationals roto league. $260 budget, keepers default to $10. I have Villar and Brad Miller and I can keep them both for $10. Top players in the draft go for about $32 ish. Think it is worth it? Miller is the 8th best SS and Villar is the 10th best SS on average. Also want to know the same question for Wilson Ramos ($10, 5th best catcher it looms like) and Sonny Gray ($10, 21st best SP) Thanks!

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    • Jason Collette says:
      FanGraphs Supporting Member

      Yea, on Villar’s speed & Miller’s double-double potential….I do. I like Ramos & Gray at that price as well

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  7. daniel says:

    I have Lawrie on my keeper team for 2B. 14 teams / 9 keepers each. Keeping him over Hill, even though possibility Lawrie only has 3B contention in 2015 and beyond.

    Is that the right call? FWIW I have a top 2 keeper base in my leagye and a lot of early picks in the redraft, so I should be competing for the ‘Ship yet again. Problem is I have Hanley at SS . . . there’s a chance by 2015 I’ll have two good 3B in Hanley-Lawrie and no 2B or SS. My UTIL is blocked by Chris Davis with Goldy at 1st, so I can’t move one of Lawrie-Hanley to UTIL for 2015.

    Hoping I run hot and Hanley gets 5+ SS starts and Lawrie 5+ 2B starts.

    Lot can change in one year but this is my dilemma for right now.

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