Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/12/2017

Here’s the transcript from today’s chat.

4:00

Brad Johnson: Hey folks

4:01

Brad Johnson: Let’s talk about some baseball

4:01

JD15: From 1-Hoskins how much are you buying Matt Olson? Like Dave said in his article earlier today he’s been very powerful and recently been increasing his contact % since becoming a regular. Both good things, but still a small sample size as his track record doesn’t match the performance.

4:02

Brad Johnson: Olson is interesting, but I still view him as a power hitting streamer. Maybe similar to a healthy Lucas Duda. He’s around 10-15% owned.

4:02

Keith Hernandez: Matt Olson or Trey Mancini ROS?

4:02

Brad Johnson: Mancini’s also in that same power-streamer bucket. I prefer Olson right now

4:02

Jake: Hey Dave – are you willing to drop Xander for Reyes? Kind of crazy considering rankings, but I’d be playing the hot hand…

4:03

Brad Johnson: Hi Ben, if you’re in need of SB, I’d consider it

4:03

Orange WHIPs: Not worried about the 0 Ks from Gibson last time out? Seems like it could be a sign of regression …

4:03

Brad Johnson: I mean… it’s Kyle Gibson. I worry in general about him. He could have had 16 Ks last time out and I’d be just as worried.

4:04

Pham Sandwich: For fantasy purposes, is there an all-encompassing non-park adjusted statistic to rank batters? OFF comes close, as it accounts for hitting/BsR/steals, but has the downside of park adjustment. wOBA/wRAA/wRC don’t adjust, but omit BsR/steals. I’d like a stat that accounts for all forms of offensive contribution while also rewarding/identifying your Blackmons and Arenados for hitting in Coors-like environments, since I don’t care about (and should really take advantage of) context when it comes to my roto team. Or do I just sort by OFF and apply a rough Coors/Chase/Arlington fudge factor?  Thanks!

4:05

Brad Johnson: Why not just use a few stats? I’m usually more interested in the components since I’m looking to accomplish very specific things – especially late in the season.

4:05

Orange WHIPs: Is Zach Davies an every start guy now? Made it through some very tough matchups, but the Ks and peripherals still aren’t there.

4:05

Brad Johnson: It’s going to depend on your IP cap and where you stand in relation to it

4:06

Brad Johnson: if you’re ahead of pace, no. If on or behind pace, you’ll need ’em all

4:06

ATarg: Delino Deshields interest you as a target this week over T. Pham?

4:06

Brad Johnson: Yes, although Willie Calhoun may eat into his playing time a tad.

4:06

Minty: Before his shoulder injury it was easy to pick 2 of Conforto/Hoskins/Robles in an OBP keeper. Robles still the odd man out

4:07

Brad Johnson: Ooh, that’s tricky. If you have offseason trading, I wonder if you could package the pair for something a little safer. I think you still have to keep Conforto though

4:07

Jake: Thanks for your help Dave!

4:07

Brad Johnson: No problem Samwell

4:07

Isaac: Are you confident that Justin Smoak will turn things around this week, or are you giving up on him?

4:08

Brad Johnson: It’s a week, absolutely anything can happen. I’m holding/starting him on my rosters if that helps

4:08

Michael: Peraza or JP Crawford? I need runs. Also, Glasnow worth a shot?

4:09

Brad Johnson: I think I’d lean Peraza. Or even Phil Ervin.

4:09

Brad Johnson: I don’t have much faith in Glasnow’s terrible command/control

4:09

Brad Johnson: I just saw him pitch a week ago in Durham. Great stuff, no ability to locate

4:09

Frenchy: Dynasty Kopech or Buehler and Vlad Jr or Eloy?

4:10

Brad Johnson: Buehler and Vlad seem to be the consensus. Would take me some time to dig in

4:10

Moelicious: Is Bumgarner a top 25 pick next year or closer to top 40?

4:10

Brad Johnson: I’d guess somewhere around pick 25-35

4:10

Brad Johnson: There’s going to be an overemphasis on ace pitching next year

4:10

Brad Johnson: I can already see it happening

4:11

HappyFunBall: They both list at 5-9/180 and hit for more power than their frame would suggest. They were born a mere three weeks apart. They are both among the elite in MLB this season despite neither being a much heralded prospect.  They both came up as 2Bs, but only one of them still plays there. Is that positional difference enough to dare to keep Jose Ramirez over Mookie Betts?

4:11

Brad Johnson: You really can’t keep both?

4:11

Brad Johnson: If not, I’m still on Mookie

4:12

E: The h2h playoffs stress me out, nothing I can really do at this point though, right? My team more or less is what it is save for some waiver wire streamers…

4:12

Brad Johnson: true

4:12

Minty: So if Conforto is still the choice, Hoskins or Robles as the last in OBP?

4:12

Brad Johnson: Oh Hoskins is the best of the 3

4:12

Guest: Playoff time. Wins and Ks reign supreme. Best speculative add of these starters? J. Thompson, Lugo, B. Anderson?

4:12

Brad Johnson: uh, Anderson. Woof

4:12

Brad Johnson: That’s an ugly list

4:13

Gary Bertier: Start Peters today?

4:13

Brad Johnson: Very dependent on your needs. It’s a risky play but the upside is solid

4:14

Brad Johnson: Sorry had to take a moment to interject in a chili debate on baseball twitter

4:15

Brad Johnson:

Your Chili has…

no beans (14.8% | 4 votes)
black beans (22.2% | 6 votes)
kidney beans (62.9% | 17 votes)

Total Votes: 27
4:15

Brad Johnson: There is a correct answer

4:15

Jonathan: Ian Happ or Ozzie Albies for a keeper at 2B next year?

4:15

Brad Johnson: Happ, easy

4:16

Brad Johnson: Albies is more of a real world guy

4:16

Gary Bertier: Castillo or Godley in 2018?

4:16

Brad Johnson: Well, I’m very confident in Godley

4:16

Brad Johnson: but Castillo has actual top 10 SP upside, Godley’s more of a consistently solid arm

4:16

Guest: Should I pitch Gibson tonight

4:17

Brad Johnson: I think probably yes. He’s been good and the Padres are not

4:17

Kid: I’ve been struggling with SS this whole season – can you recommend a guy off the wire who can fill a void this week? Escobar, Reyes, Barney, K.Marte, E. Escobar (its a deep league)

4:17

Brad Johnson: Reyes is the pick

4:17

EK: Do you like Michael A Taylor over DeShields? Taylor’s home #s are great this season

4:17

Brad Johnson: Kind of a push, Taylor’s a little more likely to play on a given day

4:18

Brad Johnson: DeShields is a better player

4:18

KB: Drop Pollock for Haniger in a OPS league? Guy has been white hot.

4:18

Brad Johnson: Certainly seems like Haniger needs to be rostered. Can’t confirm Pollock is the right cut

4:19

Brad Johnson: Also, the hell is wrong with all of you. Kidney beans? Leave now!

4:19

Brad Johnson: The correct answer is tasty, unctuous black beans

4:20

Jazzflute: Glasnow’s walks per game last seven starts: 1,1,1,1,2,2,1. I don’t see how that supports your argument that he’s had terrible control since changing to pitching from the stretch only.

4:20

Brad Johnson: I don’t know what to tell you. Well, I do actually.

4:21

Brad Johnson: I saw half a dozen 58 foot curves and his catcher reached a foot or more for nearly every pitch he threw

4:21

Brad Johnson: The Bulls hitters were being hyper aggressive, probably because the stuff was so good

4:21

Brad Johnson: They were all trying to hammer a first pitch fastball, after which they usually looked completely overmatched

4:21

Taylor: How do you deal with your semi-studs who are cold like moose now that playoffs have started? I could drop him for someone who is hot like reddick or Haniger instead

4:22

Brad Johnson: For someone like Moose, you can move on to a hot hand since the projected difference isn’t that much

4:22

Brad Johnson: if you have a cold stud like Justin Smoak, you’re kinda stuck

4:22

Brad Johnson: And yes, Smoak is considerably better than Moustakas

4:22

Brad Johnson: A weird statement to be making

4:22

Bob Villa: What’s your outlook for Jimmy Nelson next year?

4:22

Brad Johnson: I have no idea

4:23

Brad Johnson: I cut him in a keeper where I could have had him for $8

4:23

Brad Johnson: Needed the roster spot

4:23

Keith Hernandez: Is Blake Parker done getting save opportunities?  Worth keeping in a 12 team mixed league?

4:24

Brad Johnson: Seems like he’s the guy, but Mike Scioscia is the worst for fantasy owners

4:24

Porcho Villa: Would you start Stephenson tonight against STL? Need the K’s…

4:24

Brad Johnson: If you just need K’s yes

4:24

Brad Johnson: could hurt your ratios

4:24

Porcho Villa: Who would you prefer in an OBP league– Beef Wellington or Chirinos?

4:24

Brad Johnson: Chirinos

4:25

Moltar: Hang on to Taillon or take a chance on Giolito?

4:25

Brad Johnson: That’s a push to me. Giolito still seems homer prone, but he does look better than last year

4:25

Brad Johnson: Taillon is close to replacement level for a 12 teamer

4:25

Mad Online: Hi, I am Mad Online about the Tigers and Michael Fulmer. Why isn’t he on the DL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Why just keep him on the roster, wasting a roster spot where it’s truly needed, my fantasy team in the playoffs?!?!? Doesn’t Detroit know how important this is????

4:26

Brad Johnson: Welcome to September. It’s a pain in the ass

4:26

Kpax: Are you starting Paxton later this week against HOU? Or do you think there’s going to be some DL hangover

4:26

Brad Johnson: Well, I personally am starting him because I need every inning I can get. I do worry about mistakes

4:26

HappyFunBall: Your chili can have black beans, but only as a supplement for flavor or color. Kidney beans are the base ingredient, or else it’s not really chili.

4:27

Brad Johnson: Strong disagree, kidney beans ruin otherwise good chili with their terrible texture and weird chewiness

4:27

Brad Johnson: kidney beans are probably not actually digestible

4:27

Brad Johnson: I’m pretty sure

4:27

Guest: Gibson strike out lot of padres tonight?

4:27

Brad Johnson: I’ll set the line at 3.5 K. He has 0 K last time out

4:27

bjheins20: Gibson get a win and K’s tonight?

4:27

Brad Johnson: I’ll set the line at 0.60 wins

4:28

Empire of the SunTrust: h2h playoff matchup. Picked up Biagini as a streaming option for tonight. Dominated the O’s last time out, been bad otherwise. Do I have hope for an ok start tonight?

4:28

Brad Johnson: Yea there’s a hope. He’s terrible with runners on base

4:28

Brad Johnson: He gets hammered which may or may not be a real thing or a fluke

4:28

Brad Johnson: he also can’t hold them – definitely a real thing

4:28

Moltar: Fulmer will be fine to keep for 2018, right? He’s getting the deGrom surgery and that’s worked out pretty well for his owners.

4:29

Brad Johnson: Oh yea, he’ll be full strength in February barring setbacks

4:29

WOAH: Rangers activate Beltre from DL…? What’s this do to Gallo and Deshield’s value now?

4:29

Brad Johnson: Not much, I imagine he’ll be used as a pinch hitter for now

4:29

Bob Villar: Haniger or Pham, OBP keeper league.

4:29

Brad Johnson: Haniger RoS. Probably Pham to keep. Pretty similar talents

4:29

SS: Tim Anderson has been great lately. Next year he is a top-? Shortstop. Him or Dansby Swanson?

4:30

Brad Johnson: I wish Dansby would hit a home run…

4:30

Brad Johnson: Otherwise, he’s doing pretty well

4:30

Brad Johnson: Not sure where Anderson rates, but probably well outside the top 12

4:30

E: Do the Indians win tonight?

4:31

Brad Johnson: How could they not? Corey Kluber versus Matt Boyd is like the Patriots versus Rutgers

4:31

Brad Johnson: Then again, it’s baseball :)

4:31

KB: Got have multiple types of beans in your chili! Give me kidney, black, pinto, and cannellini up in there!!!

4:32

Brad Johnson: where do you put the 5 meats?

4:32

Brad Johnson: a good chili is mostly meat and fat and melted onions

4:32

Gary Bertier: Is Darvish becoming un-startable down the stretch?

4:32

Brad Johnson: I don’t think so

4:32

Brad Johnson: His peripherals are fine. I’m hoping it’s a weird blip

4:32

Joey Cora: Would you give up on Salazar for Buehler?

4:33

Brad Johnson: Ballsy trade

4:33

Brad Johnson: I think I still lean Salazar, but it’s only 55/45, could win big betting on Buehler

4:33

Brad Johnson: just remember that he’ll be babied for a couple years

4:34

Brad Johnson: the curse of being a top pitching prospect. If you’re not supposed to be somebody and suddenly become good, they’ll throw you 200 IP without a second thought

4:34

Porcho Villa: Pick 3 to keep for next year among the following options (assume equal cost): Chirinos, Lamb, I. Happ, Sano, Bauer, Wood, Rodon

4:34

Brad Johnson: Sano, Lamb, ???

4:34

Brad Johnson: Not Chirinos, or Bauer

4:34

Brad Johnson: or Rodon probably

4:34

Neil D: Would you start E-Rod at home vs OAK tonight?

4:34

Brad Johnson: Yessir

4:34

Guest: first time joining, thanks, great site

4:34

Danny: hello

4:35

Brad Johnson: HAI

4:35

Guest: Joey Gallo currently day-to-day. Any possible hot-hand adds at 1B for the rest of the match up week in case I decide to pull the trigger on Gallo?

4:35

Brad Johnson: a moment

4:35

Brad Johnson: Matt Olson is the obvious one

4:36

Brad Johnson: Joe Mauer is OBPing out of his mind

4:36

Brad Johnson: Justin Bour is alive again

4:36

Brad Johnson: CJ Cron

4:37

Brad Johnson: that’s about all I can think of at 1B, might be missing an obvious name

4:37

Brad Johnson: feel like I am

4:37

VJ: In H2H playoffs – do you have any maxims to live by these last 3 weeks?

4:37

Brad Johnson: throw Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer as many times as possible

4:37

dan: whats your favorite stack tonight

4:37

Brad Johnson: I haven’t dug in yet, will do so after this chat

4:38

Brad Johnson: I like to wait until lineups are out or else I become anchored to my first impressions

4:38

Brad Johnson: That said, the Indians have a succulent matchup

4:39

Bob Villar: Willie Calhoun is the next Hoskins.

4:40

Brad Johnson: I don’t know. Hoskins has Joey Votto’s eyes.

4:40

Brad Johnson: I see the statistical similarities for Calhoun, but there’s no sign of actual discipline in the numbers. I don’t have a scouting report in front of me that mentions him working counts

4:40

dan: none of my comments being posted wth is this

4:40

Brad Johnson: I’m 10 minutes behind, relax yourself

4:41

Brad Johnson: Better than normal

4:41

Bob Villar: Your chili sounds awful

4:41

Brad Johnson: Nah, everybody says it’s the best. Definitely better than restaurant quality even if it might not win a award

4:41

Trout Richards: What is a reasonable expectation for G Richards’ two-start week?

4:42

Brad Johnson: 8.2 IP? Decent ratios

4:42

Brad Johnson: I’d say good ratios, but he has to face the Astros

4:42

Willie hears ya Willie dont care: i dropped devenski weeks ago for a stream, was that dumb?

4:42

Brad Johnson: Nah, that’s fine

4:42

Porcho Villa: Any hope for Starling Marte to pick it up this month? He’s been a shell of his former self post-suspension.

4:42

Brad Johnson: Hope away. I don’t see any indicators trending that way aside from his long history of being a good player

4:42

Brad Johnson: I’ve always been worried he might collapse

4:43

ssf: Delino is the everyday Texas CF now with Carlos Gomez out, FYI

4:43

Brad Johnson: Yea, sort of. He’ll still sit a couple times per week as they shuffle the lineup around

4:43

Brad Johnson: Choo can fake it out there

4:44

Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: In a vacuum, I think that your fantasy advice comes off as slightly worse than better. But this kidney bean vs. black bean debate makes me question your logic more than when you made that ridiculous trade and said that Joey Votto was a bigger injury risk than Albert Pujols.

4:44

Brad Johnson: lel

4:44

Brad Johnson: I think you’re sticking on the wrong portion of that analysis

4:44

Brad Johnson: More importantly, black beans are empirically the best beans. It’s science.

4:45

Keith Hernandez: Is Lance Lynn a top 100 player again next year?  xFIP suggests regression.

4:45

Brad Johnson: I wouldn’t count on it

4:45

Brad Johnson: He’s had a weird year

4:45

Zach: Would you drop Salazar in a 10 team keeper league (keep 12)? I’m in the playoffs and not sure if he is worth rostering down the stretch?

4:46

Brad Johnson: In a 10 team, I’d chase money over keepers. It’s a shallow format – you can always find more

4:46

Brad Johnson: And Salazar probably isn’t a top 120 player going into 2018

4:46

Zach: Thoughts on Dillon Peters? Seems like a lot of Fangraphs writers really like him

4:47

Brad Johnson: I’m not convinced he can keep up anything like his current whiff rate (2 GS)

4:47

Brad Johnson: I think he’s probably a 7.50 K/9, 3.00 BB/9 guy with an uncertain GB rate

4:48

Brad Johnson: he might be like Godley, there’s a chance

4:48

Brad Johnson: a left-handed version too

4:48

Brad Johnson: I like that he’s thrown fewer than 50% fastballs

4:48

Brad Johnson: That’s going to be one of the new smell tests for instant pitcher success

4:49

Brad Johnson: do they throw more offspeed stuff than fastballs

4:49

Ontilt: Was Planning on Jimmy Nelson as a low cost keeper ($10 ($5 +5inflation each year))…..  Does the injury worry you or still worth keeping at that low cost.. (10 keepers $300 budget)

4:49

Brad Johnson: I’d probably move on unless we hear something positive before keep day

4:50

Brad Johnson: It’s a pretty serious shoulder injury

4:50

Brad Johnson: Even a clean recovery could take 2 years before he’s back to this level

4:50

Brad Johnson: and there are a ton of pitfalls along the way that could completely ruin his career

4:51

Porcho Villa: You buying Matt Chapman? He’s on a tear but the contact % is scary

4:51

Brad Johnson: I like Chapman as a better Matt Davidson

4:51

Jazzflute: What does Alex Wood do next year?

4:51

Brad Johnson: Better question, does Alex Wood throw 94 or 92 mph next year

4:51

Brad Johnson: That will decide whether he’s an ace or a guy

4:52

JD15: What pick will Starling Marte be in redrafts next year? In or out of top 75?

4:52

Brad Johnson: I think he’ll still be top 75

4:52

YU: Any hope that Salazar starts again before the end of next week?

4:52

Brad Johnson: Not really, seems like he’s in the bullpen to prepare for the postseason

4:52

Jonathan: Chance Sisco gonna be a viable #2 Catcher next 1-5 years?

4:52

Brad Johnson: Theoretically

4:53

Brad Johnson: They have to give him room to play frequently

4:53

Brad Johnson: I kinda suspect he’ll be a split time guy. Maybe it’ll work like Tyler Flowers/Kurt Suzuki

4:53

Bob Villar: which 1B should i trade manny machado for?

4:54

Brad Johnson: Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo, Freddie Freeman, or similar

4:54

Brad Johnson: if it’s a keeper, age is a consideration so I’d stay away from over 30 studs

4:54

Brad Johnson: since Machado is so young

4:54

Porcho Villa: Has Gausman turned a corner? Or is this just his usual run of 8/10 solid starts that makes us all overdraft him next year?

4:55

Brad Johnson: I’m going to bet the latter next draft season. I did this year.

4:55

ssf: Not trying to be snarky but I’m a Rangers fan and there’s a zero percent chance that Choo plays a single inning in CF. Delino is going to lead off every game the rest of the way unless he gets hurt

4:56

Brad Johnson: I really doubt he’s going to be a 100% start now that Calhoun is up and Beltre is around to DH

4:57

Red: Brad, are you going to be back on before the start of next week to lay out some great 2-start streamers for the championship week?

4:57

Brad Johnson: No, but you can pester Sporer!

4:58

Brad Johnson: 2 start SPs aren’t my specialty. I prefer one good start and RPs to two mediocre starts.

4:58

Oddball Herrera: Calhoun is a different animal from Hoskins because of that walk rate.  What he does look a LOT like is a potentially more powerful version of Maikel Franco

4:58

Brad Johnson: I wonder if you’re a Phillies fan :)

4:59

Brad Johnson: I don’t know about that Franco comp.

5:00

Brad Johnson: Franco has a lowish K rate despite a high SwStr%

5:00

Brad Johnson: Calhoun doesn’t whiff (like Hoskins)

5:00

Brian : Whit at his true talent level or over his head?

5:00

Brad Johnson: Probably slightly over

5:01

Brad Johnson: I’d bet on a SB decline

5:01

Brian : Best career in order:  Devers, Belliger, Beni, Bregman, Hoskins.  Did I ace the quiz?

5:01

Brad Johnson: Ooh, that’s a tough list of names to put in an order

5:02

Brad Johnson: I’m all in on Hoskins, but his age makes it hard to list him first

5:03

Brad Johnson: I’m going to say Bellinger, Hoskins, Bregman, Benintendi, Devers

5:03

Brad Johnson: I don’t expect that to be popular

5:03

Brad Johnson: And it changes if the balls are fixed

5:04

Brad Johnson: Bellinger and Hoskins both have 50-60 grade power mixed with an ability to get ideal launch angles

5:04

Brad Johnson: They probably lose 10 HR apiece with the old balls

5:05

Porcho Villa: Choose 2/3 to start tomorrow: Gausman @ TOR, Glasnow @ MIL, Straily @ PHI.

5:05

Brad Johnson: Straily for sure

5:05

Brad Johnson: I think I’d do Gausman

5:05

Jonathan: Michael Taylor a Top 40 OF next year?

5:05

Brad Johnson: I’m not sure he’ll start for the Nationals, at least not every day

5:06

Brad Johnson: it’s the last year of Harper, they’ll want Taylor to be a depth piece

5:06

Jazzflute: Rank Pham, Souza, Hicks in an OBP keeper league (all the same contract)

5:06

Brad Johnson: You’ve done it

5:06

Harold: Think Willie Calhoun can have a Rhys Hoskins type impact these next couple weeks?

5:06

Brad Johnson: I don’t think he’ll play enough

5:06

Brian : What’s your biggest hit and miss from this year?  Who helped/hurt your self esteem the most?

5:07

Brad Johnson: I know my biggest miss, had a chance to trade Ben Zobrist or Kendrys Morales for Tommy Pham in my dynasty league. I wasn’t quite there

5:08

Brad Johnson: Too many hits this year with all these bats. Plenty of SP breakouts too. If you didn’t find a half dozen surprise studs per roster, you had a bad year

5:08

James: I NEED HELP

5:08

James: HELP

5:08

Brad Johnson: (as far as I can tell, I have no questions from a James)

5:08

The Man With No Name: deGrom or Archer for 2018?

5:09

Brad Johnson: deGrom unless Archer is traded

5:09

Brad Johnson: The Rays just can’t get him wins

5:09

Brad Johnson: Time to wrap it up folks

5:09

Red: Any regrettable trades this year?

5:09

Brad Johnson: That non-trade is my biggest regret

5:10

Brad Johnson: I only have one traded that didn’t really work out, but I don’t regret it

5:10

Brad Johnson: Dealt Eugenio Suarez, Carter Kieboom, and Jesus Sanchez for Bradley Zimmer in a 20 team, keep 28

5:10

Brad Johnson: This was maybe August 1

5:11

Brad Johnson: I was within range of gaining 10 points in SB with one base thief

5:11

Brad Johnson: Zimmer proceeded to utterly vanish

5:11

Brad Johnson: and now he’s out for the year

5:11

Brad Johnson: but he’s still a lovely building block

5:11

The Man With No Name: Olson or Joyce RoS?

5:11

Brad Johnson: Olson

5:11

Dan Szymborski: You better not be spreading your fake chili to this chat or I’m telling the Daves.

5:12

Brad Johnson: Dan believes that chili is meat simmered in ketchup and eaten as is

5:12

Brad Johnson: no beans, no starches of any kind

5:12

Harold: Garrett Richards, a playoff helper or is that too high of an expectation for him coming back from injury?

5:12

Brad Johnson: He’s a solid desperation play

5:13

Brad Johnson: If I had to hitch a sinking ship to a tug boat named after a baseball player, I’d pick The Garrett Richards

5:13

The Man With No Name: Non-saves league – Chad Green is a top X RP in 2018?

5:13

Brad Johnson: I’d consider him irrelevant

5:13

Gomes: Charlie Morton or Rich Hill for next year?

5:13

Brad Johnson: Tyler Chatwood from a MLB perspective

5:14

Brad Johnson: He’s the guy who will get a headscratching 2-3 year, $12MM-$24MM deal

5:14

Brad Johnson: He has superb numbers away from Coors Field

5:14

Jazzflute: Do you put ketchup on your hot dog?

5:15

Brad Johnson: I hate ketchup, it’s disgusting. I do like barbecue sauce (a lot). I’m aware that’s weird.

5:15

Samson: Better Chance of Happening:

Castillo a top 20 SP next year or Conforto being a top 10 OF?

5:15

Brad Johnson: Interesting question

5:16

Brad Johnson: Because pitchers are prone to immolation, I’ll go with Conforto. But I’m very bullish about Castillo

5:17

Brad Johnson: I’ll leave you with this food for thought – do not plan to win Luis Castillo in redraft leagues. He will be massively overdrafted

5:17

The Man With No Name: Chad Green is irrelevant??  He has a sub-2 FIP and SIERA, 35% K-BB% and 15% SwSt!  He’s a stud.

5:17

Brad Johnson: I’d take his 2017 stats, but we have to assume typical regression

5:17

Brad Johnson: I read your question wrong though

5:17

Brad Johnson: I thought you were saying it was a saves only league

5:18

Brad Johnson: That certainly improves the outlook for Green. It’s also a very uncommon format. I don’t know how to value relievers in a non-saves setting

5:18

Brad Johnson: Good game folks



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none of my questions getting answer nor posted, bad experience.