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It's the Standings, Stupid
Daily DFS - Lester, McCullers
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Nelson, Buchanan, Adonis, Dyson
1. It's the Standings, Stupid
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Daily DFS - Nelson, Anderson
Tomorrow's Targets - Heaney, RdlR, Valencia, Ichiro
1. Three Trades
I had a busy weekend from a fantasy perspective. I
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GB / FB Splits
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1. Thoughts About Ackley
I've found myself
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Eovaldi, and Brad Boxberger.
I did a full workup of Nelson's new pitch today on the front page, and it looks nice. A curveball with as much depth and velocity as his new spike curve has should
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Chat Transcript below!
Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP?
Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close.
Brad Johnson: He's
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Transcript from Tuesday's chat!
Brad Johnson: Ok, I've opened the chat early since I forgot to set the queue to open. You should be able to post questions now
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timid predictions for the 2016 season.
1. Brad Boxberger will miss approximately eight weeks - and possibly more
Reports from sources both myriad and sundry state that Brad Boxberger
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, but he has to seize it before the Phillies roster other players like Jeff Francoeur (in camp as an NRI) or add external talent. If he does play, the stolen bases should follow.
9. Brad Boxberger
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- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
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the Phillies with 3.9 WAR. He also fell four stolen bases short of my projection.
1-f0r-8 (5 almosts)
9. Brad Boxberger will save at least 35 games
Well there's no uncertainty here. Boxberger
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to pitch at Coors Field. Too bad.
Late: J.A. Happ has the not so easy task of quieting the Orioles lineup. The lefty will have to navigate potent sluggers like Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz, both
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valuation, my fellows have produced a composite rank of 38.
When I'm in a draft, I'm picking him between Nelson Cruz and Carlos Gonzalez. He's not a better fantasy outfielder than Gonzalez. However
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of the 12 games are early. There are a LOT of really good pitchers lined up for today. Stacks are few and far between.
Jimmy Nelson versus Jacob Turner is NOT a recipe for runs. Well it could
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suspect they'll jump on Kendrick early before he settles in.
The Pirates will see Brad Hand. He was somebody I was mildly excited about headed into the season, but his peripherals have been terrible. I
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recommend building your ideal lineup and then choosing a pitcher who fits.
Stack Targets: Sean O'Sullivan, Kendall Graveman, Brad Hand, Colby Lewis, Jeremy Guthrie, Tyler Cravy, David Hale, Josh Collmenter
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. SaberSim likes Jimmy Nelson, but I'm not so sure.
Stack Targets: Miley, Estrada, Chris Bassitt, Mike Foltynewicz, Josh Tomlin, Tyler Duffey, Holmberg, Brad Hand, Jerome Williams
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, leaving both pitchers with a no decision.
Stack Targets: Perez, Sanchez, Andrew Heaney, Jimmy Nelson
3. SaberSim Observations
Cueto has the top pitcher projection on SaberSim today
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playing time. Fans certainly aren't clamoring for it to happen.
Entering his age 26 season, I'm reminded of Nelson Cruz. While Souza probably doesn't have the same power upside, he has the potential
- The Daily Grind: 5-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
his 5.40 ERA, but the Tigers are not your garden variety offense.
Hey, I found both Randy Wolf and Jimmy Nelson. And I'm not really sure where to put them. Nelson is mildly interesting as a guy you
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this time around, which makes for a sneaky waiver wire start.
Jimmy Nelson's first couple starts flashed both promise and signs for concern. Strikeouts should be a strength for Nelson, but he may
- The Daily Grind: 7-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
they normally would. However, he's throwing a ton of changeups this season, and there's no reason he should lose the speed differential on the pitch.
3. Sunday Picks
Pitchers to Start: Jimmy Nelson
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roster as a growth asset.
A more regrettable decision involves sitting Paul Goldschmidt against Clayton Kershaw. I had Adam Lind against the seemingly easy Jimmy Nelson. Little did I know that Nelson
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. Sometimes you're forced to take those risks.
Go run to the wire for Jimmy Nelson. His minor league numbers suggest he could be worth rostering on a regular basis. A start against Adam Wainwright
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has always been "if you get caught, serve the time." My opinions of Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, or Nelson Cruz as people were not affected by their role in biogenesis.
A few other potential use cases
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Guthrie, Kyle Kendrick, Roberto Hernandez, Yovani Gallardo, Vance Worley, Jimmy Nelson
3. Tomorrow's Targets - Lobstein, O'Sullivan,
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, and Nelson Cruz are all coming off big seasons. All three are the type of player who will be rostered by particularly bullish owners. Somebody will take Machado in the first. Cruz and Cespedes will go
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, so there's that.
6. Michael Cuddyer, OF
Cuddy is really terrible in the outfield. That hasn't stopped the Rockies in the past (ahem, Brad Hawpe), but they do have four center fielders
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. Of those, the Nick Martinez versus Nate Eovaldi game in Miami has the worst pitchers. The ballpark and the Rangers inept offense make stacks a little difficult.
R.A. Dickey and Jimmy Nelson can both
- The Daily Grind: 8-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Jorge de la Rosa.
Seth Smith is viable against Jimmy Nelson.
Dustin Ackley will probably bat second with Kendrys Morales hitting cleanup.
Derek Norris, Jonny Gomes, Nate Freiman, and Sam
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consider: Jimmy Nelson, J.A. Happ
Pitchers to Exploit: I understand that Aaron Sanchez is a well-regarded pitcher. He looks the part, but he certainly doesn't act it. He leans heavily on a plus sinker
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guess as to how he'll perform.
Also consider: Steven Wright, Carlos Rodon, Lance McCullers, Mike Bolsinger, Mike Foltynewicz, Jimmy Nelson
Pitchers to Exploit: I'm picking Stephen Strasburg
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on the year, putting him among the league leaders. I anticipate a second half surge - roughly .265/.330/.400. With it should come another 15 stolen bases. He'll face Jimmy Nelson at power happy Miller Park
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. That's, uh, bullish. There's a chance he'll only get three plate appearances, especially if the game is close. I do like Napoli as a DFS bargain today. I just can't justify taking him ahead of Nelson Cruz
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, and Nelson Cruz is the top individual. Mariners, Rangers, Blue Jays, and Orioles also figure prominently on page one. Yep, those are good stacks today.
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” with young pitchers that might get called up in September, have a good shot of getting called up in June and potential breakout sleepers. Four years ago, one such player was Jimmy Nelson. How could a man
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