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If you missed it, we went over Overvalued players in last week’s Deep Impact post.

This week, we’ll be going over guys I think are either going too low in drafts, or have some sort of stigma that’s keeping their cost low – undervalued in their current state. Remember, it doesn’t mean they are the elite bombz. Like I said last week, the most important aspect in advanced leagues is value. That’s what our goal is here. And depending where you are in your league, these summaries can either help you find some sleepers in an inaugural draft, or, if you are already some x amount of years in, you can look to these guys as good trade targets.

Now, without further ado…

Yonder Alonso – Also to be covered this Thursday for Under The Greydar, the teaser is there’s still power projection left. No one wants to touch this guy, as he’s going over 100 picks after Anthony Rizzo, but I will. Because I love touching people. Mostly in their bathing suit areas. Most people will draft him like a poor man’s Travis Lee, but I see him closer to Mark Grace this year and beyond. His HR/FB was pitiful last season, and if regression occurs, we can see upwards of 15-20 HR’s to go along with a strong average. You know who also had this same exact type of problem before the regression dragon happened last year? Chase Headley. You want to know more? Better tune in this Thursday son! He’s a good bet to be a stronger play in OBP leagues or ones that use advanced cat’s like Total Bases and Abyssinian’s. Meow.

Joey Bautista – While I doubt there is going to be a huge discount, I’ve seen some of his value deflate because of the wrist injury he suffered last year. As we all know, wrist injuries for hitters are like shoulder injuries for pitchers are like my relationships with women — crazy bad news. Let me put my doctor’s hat on for a moment. Bautista damaged the sheath around his ECU tendon. ENGLISH! Basically, the important part here is that it wasn’t a complete tear of the tendon, which would lead to bigger issues. It was more like a dislodgement. While Mark Teixeira is in the news for the exact same thing, from all the reports on JoeyBats, it appears that he no longer has discomfort, has regained his muscle strength, and that full motion is just about back. While I don’t really pay attention to spring training stats, it is nice to know that he’s hit five homeruns as of this writing. The wrist injury was bad, but it wasn’t as bad as it could have been, therefore, buy with a quiet confidence. Now, more importantly, where did my handsome hat go? Trick question! It’s always on.

Everth Cabrera – I put Cabrera here because he’s useful if utilized correctly and always comes cheap. So what’s the correct way to use him? Mail courier? Escape-on-foot artist? Perhaps. When you think about it, there are three life certainties — Death, Taxes, and a dearth of talent at the MI. So, if you’re like me, I usually just punt/drop-kick the MI all the way to the back-end of the draft, and use those positions to try and find guys who can help me fill gaps that have developed on my team during said draft. In Everth’s case, he’s my go-to speed guy. You don’t draw too much attention by hitting .246 with only 2 HR. And you still may remain hidden if most of your 44 SB came around the end of the season. In 39 games after August 16th, he stole 25 bases. Read that again. In 39 games, he stole 25 bases. Read it eight more times, it’s still crazy-talk. While his contact rates and K% don’t really leave room for much offensive projection, under a full season, he could net you up to 50+ SB. I’ll find my average and homerun edge elsewhere with that amount of cheap speed.

R.A. Dickey – I just don’t think people trust him as the top of the rotation starter that he is. But their loss is your gain. Moving to the AL East, to a more hitter-friendly pitching environment, and combined with the volatility of knuckle-ballers in general, this can and will depress his value. But I see people are getting too scared too easily. Out of all guys listed here, this is probably the one that depends most on my gut call, but there is supporting evidence to go with my gut. Like 9 years of Black Label intake. But I think the guy is RAD. See what I did there? Impressive. If you look at the last three years to peg a conclusive blurb on his talent, he’s shown great control (6ish BB%), a good ground-ball rate (50ish %), and with three different speeds on his knuckler, something we’ve never seen before, there is enough evidence to support a K% north of 20%. While regression is due, the value will be diminished enough to still buy at a good price.

John Jaso – Ah yes, my once long lost love. Platonic love! I swear. He was actually my second post topic ever here on Razzball, and I think the first ever 1000+ word post ever written about Jaso in general. What can I say? If I were a rapper, you would call me Coolio. If you go back to what I wrote, much of what I said still holds today. The only difference is that now he’s in a situation where he will be the majority starter and his rate stats will now be backed by a full season’s worth of counting stats. I never spend on catchers in general, and Jaso fits perfectly into that strategy.

Nick Markakis – Yes, there is not much love for this guy. But I have to put my foot down, because standing like this is embarrassing. Why is it that Andre Ethier is being drafted, in most cases, 3-4 rounds ahead of him? Oh, did you actually want the answer to that? Don’t look now, but I’m about to chart you. Take a look at this.

Andre Ethier Last 3-year Average

AVG HR R RBI SB
.289 18 72 78 1

Nick Markakis Last 3-year Average

AVG HR R RBI SB
.292 13 70 62 7

I don’t see much of a difference. Yeah, I mean, a little less homeruns for a bit more steals. But nothing that deserves a 30-45 spot penalty on the draft board. And perhaps even more interesting, Ethier’s career slash stands at 290/362/476 while Markakis’s career slash is 295/365/455. Keep in mind that Ethier’s platoon splits are not getting any better either (career 238/296/352 against LHP), and he might start seeing fewer AB’s. While in reality the two players are a flip of the coin, in actuality, they aren’t being perceived that way. Pounce on the inefficiency. Or bounce if you’re a big n’ tall.

Daniel Murphy – Remember what I said when I mentioned Everth Cabrera? The same applies here. In fact, here’s something to ponder upon. Nifty chart time!

Mystery 2B/SS Combo Punch #1

AVG HR R RBI SB
.272 8 89 111 54

Mystery 2B/SS Combo Punch #2

AVG HR R RBI SB
.275 10 99 165 54

Now, the production is pretty similar. Yeah, about 50 more RBI’s with the #2 choice, but think about the price here. Numero uno is Daniel Murphy and Everth Cabrera, both players you can buy late in drafts. You know who #2 is? Is the suspense killing you? It is none other than Jose Altuve and Elvis Andrus, both players you cannot buy late in drafts. Something else to think about is the fact that Everth is going in as a starting SS this year. He did all of his damage in 2012 without even reaching 400 AB’s. This is why they said math was important, in case you were wondering.

Will Venable – What? Multiple Padres on this list? Say it ain’t so! Yup, but I just had to. Much has been pontificated upon with the PetCo fences coming in, transforming the Grand Canyon of baseball parks into, err, a little bit of a smaller Grand Canyon, as illustrated here:

The most drastic changes will be, as you can see, in right-center to right field, where the fences will be brought in 11 feet and lowered from 11 to eight feet. While I refer to these as ‘drastic’ changes, they will most likely only have subtle changes in the numbers of the players (mostly left-handed hitters) who reside in that park. But in their case, any change is good change. Though, specifically with Venable, if he only sees marginal improvements in his HR/FB rate, say a realistic 5%, that’s another 5 homeruns right there, making him a credible 15/30 threat. Going at an average of 365 off the draft board… well, you see why he’s here.

That does it for our Over/Under-valued season primer. With the start of the season coming up, we’ll be going into regular mode. What, might you ask, is regular mode? And, better yet, why are we not going extra crispy up in here? That’s a fantastic question. Let’s go into extra crispy mode instead. If you need any deep league info, this will now be your home. But you’ll have to take your shoes off as I don’t know you that well. So maybe don’t touch anything in the fridge either. Actually, you know what? Just stay outside. I’ll open the window and yell in your general direction.

We’ll be going over players who are owned less than 15-20% in your ESPN/Yahoo/CBS leagues, and always keep advanced setups on the peripheral. And we’ll even delve deep into the prospect forest. I’m talking outside of the Top-100. For example, do you want to know who the next Jurickson Profar is four years from now? (Granted, with a little more power and a little less athleticism, and more a third baseman than a SS. Yeah, I know it’s not a good comp, but I wanted to keep it in the family.) Anyways, keep your eye on Jurickson Profar.

So, I hope that gets you excited, because I want you to bring the whole family. One free hug and dry-hump to each! And that’s from the heart.

  1. Bourne says:
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    Great article! Also evereth won’t hit south of .250 this year so he is even more yummy. Got him and Altuve in my dynasty.

    I hope you are right about alonso. Added him to at least cover for my Hart break at ci.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Bourne: Thanks!

      I think Everth’s BABIP will get him a better result, but I don’t see anything higher than 270, but that’s not why you got him.

      And be sure to tune in Thursday, where I go more in-depth with Alonso.

  2. Tehol Beddict

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    YUMMY!! that word makes me cringe. Venable is going to get loose this year I can feel it deep in my nut sack

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: I want some of that nut sack then.

  3. rob says:
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    Great article. I am looking at my SS position and I currently have Rutledge. The rest of my team looks like this (10 tm keeper). Think I should pick up Everth Cabrera or Aybar to play in there instead? 5×5 categories, and feel a little light on SB.

    C- Lucroy
    1B – Votto
    2B – Kinsler
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Rutledge
    OF – JoeyBats
    OF – Harper
    OF – Adam Jones
    UTL – Choo
    Bench – Frazier

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @rob: I do like Rutledge, and he’ll get around 15 SB. Jones, Choo, and Harper should give you 70. Another 15 from Kins, if healthy. I think you might be okay here.

      I like Cabrera over Aybar for the gaudy SB totals I’m expecting.

  4. Tom Jacks

    Tom Jacks says:
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    Absolutely agree on Dickey. I think the “regression is inevitable” argument doesn’t hold water to the majestic sea that spawned Mike Trout.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Tom Jacks: I agree that you agree. So we are agreed.

      I mean, there will be regression, but most people forget the last part, which is regression to the mean. We have to figure out what the mean is first. And in my opinion, Dickey’s mean is still a very good value.

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Whats up corned beef and Kimchi?

    I drafted both Ethier and Markakis. I got Ethier in the 12th at pick 138 and Markakis in the 17th at 199. One was too high, probably because i was too high on draft day and the other was a good deal. I know Smokey would approve of my vices, but is Ethier a crazy stab in the 12th? i was hoping he gets traded or plays his ass off this year to show the Dodgers whats up. I’ve read he is a big foody, so he probably doesn’t want to end up in somewhere like Detroit.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Whatup fellow westerner.

      I don’t think that’s an overshot. Its not like I hate Ethier, I just think they are the same player. I’ve seen him go higher. I think Gilpen and I got into it with the #razzballmock about the Ethier/Markakis debate.

      I doubt he’ll get traded, the contract seems immovable, especially on a team that absorbs salary like I absorb red meat.

      They are both good average hedges as well. Together, expect 280/30/115/115/15, which is nice, even spread over two OF spots.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @jaywrong: I was hoping for 280/35/120/170/15

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Its possible. I try to always take the low on counting stats since there are so many variables at play.

          During the Razzball Writers RCL draft last night, I mentioned that I only pay attention to rate stats, since things like RBI’s, R’s, and W’s are very reliant on the team as a whole.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @jaywrong: preaching to the choir, finding out Ellis will man the 2 hole in LA makes me hear the sad trombone

            • Jay

              jaywrong says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Yup. I don’t think they really trust Dee Gordon. Then again, neither do I.

              But I Ellis is a better choice for a MLB team, not really for a fantasy one. But now I’m preaching to your choir again.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @jaywrong: thats ok, I like the sweet sound of your voice…..happy place

  6. ATL Upton Sandwich says:
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    Great article, which makes me sad that I drafted none of these players. Although Joey Bats went for big dollars in my league.

    Speaking of, I’m in a 14-team auction draft mixed-league 5×5 with OBP and QS instead of AVG and Wins. Any thoughts on my strengths/weaknesses?

    C- Pierzynski
    1B – Fielder
    2B – B. Phillips
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Adam Jones
    OF – Aoki
    OF – De Aza
    UTL – Dunn
    UTL – Uggla
    Bench – Kubel
    Bench – Revere

    P – Zimmermann
    P – Niese
    P – Bailey
    P – Beckett
    P – A.J. Griffin
    P – Street
    P – Cishek
    Bench – League
    Bench – Kuroda
    Bench – Jarrod Parker
    Bench – Ryu

    • ATL Upton Sandwich says:
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      @ATL Upton Sandwich: Any thoughts and/or laughing and pointing?

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @ATL Upton Sandwich: sorry, not sure how I missed this.

        I’m okay with the team. OF seems light, and there’s a couple risky picks. Ala Zimm and Ugs. Lack of a true ace, bit there isn’t a true weakness that stands out. I think Parker becomes a solid #2 this year, so you should be okay.

        • ATL Upton Sandwich says:
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          @jaywrong: “Light” is putting it nicely. Many thanks!

          • Jay

            jaywrong says:
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            @ATL Upton Sandwich: No worries. It’s definitely not a bad team. There’s potential.

  7. People who make sense are finally publicizing that Skinny Elvis just isn’t that good (at fantasy).

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @tenaciousdeucer: Right, especially when there are cheaper options out there if you align your roster properly. Murphy/Cabrera is just one of those options.

  8. Dominic says:
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    Who do you think will have the better overall season, Carlos Gomez, N. Aoki, E. Aybar or E. Bonifacio position doesn’t matter.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Dominic: Well, I guess it depends what you need. Out of those guys, I have to go with Gomez because of the power/speed combo. But if you don’t want an average sink, Aoki will do just fine. I don’t really like Aybar unless your SS is blah. Bonifacio is cheap speed, but, like Aybar, gets a position bonus for playing the IF.

      So use according to needs.

  9. Mike says:
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    12 team points league, Jordan Zimmermann in the 7th round or Halladay in the 9th?

    • Johnny Five says:
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      @Mike:

      You know what you’re getting in Zimmerman. You don’t with Halladay. Go for the young guy.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Mike: I’m leaning Zimm, but be careful. There are reports that he’s going through a dead arm phase. Nothing major, just keep tabs.

      • Matthew says:
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        @jaywrong: @jaywrong:

        Thanks again jay. I may just dump Young for Morales.

        Finally joined the forum. Always wanna comment and finally can. Keep it up!!

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Matthew: Thanks, and that seems like a good plan!

  10. mcBlunty says:
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    i posted a while back, asking who i should keep in a long term keeper league, either Aroldis Chapman or Johny Cueto, with the news of Chapman going back to the bullpen would Cueto now be the better keeper?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @mcBlunty: Depends on context. Cueto’s fine, but I’m not a *huge* fan. This is one of those rare instances where I prefer the lock down closer.

      Unless you need a starter, then keep Cueto.

  11. Hank says:
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    My ten team league with 3 keepers league just drafted and I’d like to know if a repeat is possible?

    C – Rosario
    1b – Gonzalez
    2b – Espinosa
    Ss – Rutledge
    3b – aramis Ramirez
    if – Paul goldschmidt
    Lf – trout
    Cf – Jennings
    Rf – Stanton
    Of – Beltran
    Util – seager
    Bn – morales
    Bn – morse
    Bn – Aaron hicks

    Sp’s
    Kershaw
    Wainwright
    Moore
    Niese
    Bailey
    Parker
    milone
    Wily peralta (have a waiver in to get Teheran or ogando)

    Rps
    Motte
    Perkins
    Street

    We drafted Saturday and didnt realize motte was injured which is a bummer. Any players worth trying to upgrade or just replacing to start the season?

    Thanks!
    Hank

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Hank: Looks like a good team.

      Right now, I’d look to keep Trout, Stanton, and Kershaw for next year. But a lot can change.

      I would upgrade Motte if you can, maybe deal Seager to a CI needy team for a closer, as you have Morse and Morales as more natural U options. Starting rotation is a good mix, and your offense looks good. Speed could be an issue, but you might want to see how the season plays out.

      I’m okay with your waiver move.

  12. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Took Venable in an NL-only last night.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Good. Very good.

      The trend lines are looking up.

  13. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered Carlos Santana melky Teheran for my motte crawford arencibia and straily. Is this s good deal for me?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn Travis snider
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp joe kelley
    p mat thorton
    p Jason motte
    p aaron harang
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Ryan: Looks okay.

      Any change you can include JPA and get something to replace Harang with?

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @jaywrong: *chance

        • Ryan says:
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          @jaywrong: so I take it I should accept this deal

          • Jay

            jaywrong says:
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            @Ryan: Yeah, I like Santana as an upgrade. I actually think Melky does just as well as Crawford. And while Straily is intriguing, Teheran has the higher K potential.

  14. MessyF says:
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    Jay – thanks for the writeup. Just drafted Everth (begrudgingly). How long do you think he’ll stay in leadoff stop? What kind of Runs do you think he can amass? You think hes better than Anderlton?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @MessyF: He’s going to make you feel better. Bud Black likes to tinker with his lineups, and might play around a little. But they’ll put him there until they he becomes a liability.

      Regardless of where he is, Everth is going to run, even in the 8 spot. Might affect his runs, of course, but I think he’s going to do 50+.

      (Actually, I have a fun post coming soon where I predict he gets 70+)

      And yes, I have him above Simmons.

      • MessyF says:
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        @jaywrong: Is 70-80 runs out of the realm of possibility?

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @MessyF: No. Even in a depressed offensive environment, if he’s in the lead-off, that’s where I see the mid-range.

  15. newbie says:
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    What do you think of this trade?
    I got offered:
    Paul Goldshmidt, Rickie Weeks, and a 10th round pick next year

    For:
    Edwin Encarnacion and a 20th round pick next year.

    10 team H2H keeper league. my current 2B is Seager. Thanks!

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @newbie: I’d actually hold.

      I believe in E5, and Seager will do okay.

  16. Matthew says:
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    What’s going on? Just drafted a 12 team H2H 5X5 23 player roster. Made some big mistakes with SS and 3B in my draft. Then after the draft I traded Cespedes for R. Zimmerman. Do you think I made the right decision? Also, I am dropping Tavares to add Morales, any suggestions? I just don’t want to stock Tavares if he’s not gonna be called up for awhile.

    Take out Cespedes, add Zimmerman, add Machado to UTIL.

    C Salvador Perez
    1B Prince Fielder
    2B Brandon Phillips
    3B Manny Machado
    SS Andrelton Simmons
    OF Giancarlo Stanton
    OF Yoenis Cespedes
    OF Adam Jones
    Util Hunter Pence
    Util Emilio Bonifacio
    BN Michael Young
    BN Oscar Taveras

    Trends Pitching
    Pos Edit Pitchers Edit Opp Status % Started IP* W SV K ERA WHIP
    SP Max Scherzer
    SP Johnny Cueto
    RP Glen Perkins
    RP Grant Balfour
    P Matt Moore
    P Jeff Samardzija
    P Matt Harvey
    P Marco Estrada
    BN Steve Cishek
    BN Bobby Parnell
    BN Tommy Milone

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Matthew: I’d rather have Cespedes. That being said, I understand the reasoning. And the offense is solid.

      I think your pitching is underrated and could surprise.

      Not big on Young, maybe get someone with a little more upside. Like Tyler Greene?

      • Matthew says:
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        @jaywrong:
        Thanks a ton. I agree, I just dunno if I could trust Machado yet everyday.

        So don’t drop Tabares for Morales? And I will look into Tyler Greene, he does have upside. I keep thinking I’m gonna get the Michael Young of old haha. One can only hope.

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Matthew: No prob.

          If you need production now, I’d go with Morales. I do think Taveras gets the call this year, but it’ll be July+ at the quickest. If Kendry is just going to sit on your bench though, I’d actually keep Oscar.

          Yeah, I just don’t think Young is really fantasy relevant anymore. Lest it be for deep leagues or NL only. Even then…

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @jaywrong: comment from st. louisian here, Beltran played through some kind of being hit in the foot throughout baseball classic, which was real stupid to let nationalism f’with our fantasy baseballer/his career needs. But having done so, he (this is according to st. louis post dispatch; an admitted garbage rag completely worthy of bum insulation and little else) now needs some amount of rest, maybe not quite a DL stint. So either they will jam Craig in OF (which will only injure him sooner) and have Adams actually stay in town for the ravioli and 1B spot or simply leave Tavaras up. Either way i wouldn’t drop him just yet.
            Didn’t most of these guys escape their ramshackle burgs playing baseball just to get a life (read: money) they had no chance of getting in their own countries? Trust me when I say i’m not shitting only on certain types of nationalism here, but in this case it’s even worse.

            • Jay

              jaywrong says:
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              @jason batteiger: Thanks for the update.

              Yeah, the WBC is not really developed to be conducive with MLB play as of yet.

  17. Lost, but making good time says:
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    Not sure on Venable. I like your reasoning but with a under .200 career BA against lefties I don’t see him making much progress at age 30. He’s had three years of declining power and speed. The walls might help him keep the 10ish hr though. Thinking 10/20 as high ends but I want to complement you for making me research it. The bigger question to me is who exactly are they helping by moving the fences? I always assumed that dimension changes were usually done to benefit a player. Maybe they will bring Anthony Rizzo back.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Lost, but making good time: Well, he is a platoon guy with Denorfia, and has been for the last couple of years. I’m not worried about his splits. He’ll get 500 PA’s, that’s enough to do damage.

      Not sure where you see the declining power…
      ISO:
      2010- .163
      2011- .149
      2012- .165

      His BB% improved and his K% dropped last year, both indicators that something is brewing. The speed has always been there, and his power is to the right-center gaps, which is where the fences are moving in.

      While they won’t bring Rizzo back, it would have been interesting to see what new dimensions would have brought. Perhaps too little too late.

      But clearly, any left-handed bat who is a pull hitter will benefit. Alonso will get some help, though its somewhat mitigated by his ability to spray.

    • Jay

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      @Lost, but making good time: I just wanted to add, a 10/20 to me is a mid-range. Where he’s being drafted, that’s good production.

  18. T Moore says:
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    Mr Jay Wrong: Boyo boyo, are you kinky…

    I like that!!!..

    Now that I know that, I won’t be missing many of your threads. I might even spend some time in the archives reviewing the missed ones… ooooouuuhhh

    I’m a metro-sexual -one that adores MLB.. I always post on FBB sites in the nude and view plenty of hetero-porn as well – when I’m not posting…

    I’m with ya on the TonsureTown lads… You are a voice in the urban wilderness… Add the Grunge of Seattle to that too… Power will be in bloom in both towns this year IMO…

    Perhaps, you can discuss -((during the season – when things slow down a bit for you fellas)) – some of the top male cosmetic products the fashionable MLB players are using currently -(( Mr. Gray shied away from this request earlier this year – For all his bluster, he’s not that modern, I’m afraid…))

    Thanks and well met on the MBs.. Signed your newest fan….

    PS… Are you telepathic by any chance???

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @T Moore: This is probably the most awesome thing I’ve read in the past 72 hours.

      • JoeC says:
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        @jaywrong: Check that, it is!

        I am very thankful that TMoore is in my Razzball league. You can’t buy entertainment that good these days.

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @JoeC: I agree.

  19. Big League Choo says:
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    6×6 12teamH2H TB and BB instead of HR QS and L instead of saves

    C Lucroy
    1BGoldsmidt
    2B Gyorko
    3B Machado
    SS Reyes
    MI Lowrie
    CI Swisher
    OF Bautista
    OF Harper
    OF Choo
    Util Bruce

    DL Ortiz

    P Medlen
    P Morrow
    P Samardzija
    P Niese
    P Bailey
    P Beckett
    P Fiers
    P Estrada
    P Griffin
    P Gee

    Where do you think i need to get better?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Big League Choo: Well, looks like Lawrie is down for the count, so you might want a hedge there. Otherwise, the offense looks good. Might need a little bit of speed.

      There is enough balance of pitchers here to work.

  20. Luis says:
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    Hey guys, I’m in a 20 team dynasty league and my team is pretty devoid of young starting pitching with upside. Is this a good deal:

    I send Brandon Phillips and Greg Holland for Jemile Weeks, Tyler Skaggs and Danny Hultzen.

    Phillips is old for this league. Plus, im pretty much in rebuilding mode. I thinking I’m of pulling the trigger on this deal.

    • Big League Choo says:
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      @Luis: i wouldn’t do it, you’re trading two proven players for 3 minor leaguers…thats 3 spots wasting on your roster. I’d hold for a better offer

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Luis: @Luis: If you are rebuilding, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

      • Luis says:
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        @jaywrong: Even though Jemile just got sent down to the minors?

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Luis: Yeah, again, if you are rebuilding, why worry if he gets sent down? Honestly, I’m liking Skaggs and Hultzen as the prime chips here.

          I don’t think Weeks ceiling is that high. But Brandon Phillips and Greg Holland aren’t useful for you in this scenario.

  21. jRock says:
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    Yo Jay!

    Daily lurker here, but seldom poster neverthewhoo, thoughts on a playas team? 12 team mixer 6×6 (XBH & K/9). BTW welcome to the fam!

    C-Rosario
    1B-AuShizz
    2B-Rutledge
    3B-Seager
    SS-Tulo
    CI-I.Davis
    MI-Uggla
    OF-BJ Upton
    OF-Kemp
    OF-Gardner
    OF-Reddick
    UTIL-Reynolds
    UTIL-Viciedo
    BENCH-Ruggiano,Taveras, D. Young, Peña and A-Rod

    SP-Yoga
    SP-Bumgarner
    SP-Moore
    RP-Axford
    RP-Rondon
    RP-F. Francisco
    P-Lester
    P-Anibal
    P-Norris
    BENCH- Norris

    I know my AVG is gonna suck, but hopefully I can make some moves. Thoughts?!

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @jRock: I agree, but avg is hard to peg anyhow. It’s a balanced team regardless.

      And thanks, been here for a while though!

  22. Jim says:
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    My team needs a bat–any position, just looking for the best available bat–in my absurdly deep (20 teams, 29-player roster) 7X7 keeper league. We count OPS and TB, in addition to the usual categories. Just about every player in MLB with a starting job is owned in this league. Which of these players, if any, might have some sort of value?
    Vernon Wells
    Darin Mastroianni
    Travis Hafner
    Placido Polanco
    Mark Ellis
    Travis Snider

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Jim: Give me Pronk.

      And I know what your going through.

      • Cam_13 says:
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        @jaywrong: lunchbox could go 15 15. ..

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Cam_13: I believe in Snider as much as I believe Jennifer Lawrence will give me a BJ.

          • Cam_13 says:
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            @jaywrong: ill give him one last chance because of his food porn twitter and because he got yoyoed hard by the jays

            • Jay

              jaywrong says:
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              @Cam_13: Fair enough, I just don’t believe in a k% over 30.

  23. FG 250 says:
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    Those 3 year averages for Eithier & markakis make me want to puke! You may have a player or 2 on your team that end up with those numbers, but you certainely do not draft hoping for those.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @FG 250: It’s a fair point. But someone has to fill the 4/5 OF holes.

  24. TJ says:
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    Who’s juremi profar? What affiliation is he with?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @TJ: Bonus baby on the Rangers. Profiles as a toolsy SS that’ll most likely move to a corner, 3B most likely. Power potential as he adds weight, but has a worse hit tool than his brother.

  25. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Great article. I always like the undervalued guys.

    Rutledge, Segura, Everth

    You gotta eff one, marry one and kill one. Go!

    In layman’s terms, how would you rate them…in a vacuum. Them in the vacuum, not you.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Wow, hmmm.

      I’d eff Rutledge, power/speed combo. I like it rough.

      Everth, I’d marry. Just because I’m pot-committed. You’ll know why when a certain post gets published.

      And I guess that leaves Segura. I like him, I really do, but you left me no choice.

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