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It’s been well documented, my love for Tyler O’Neill, the muscle bound Hercules I dubbed the King In The North. So while it came as a shock that the Mariners would move such an erupting talent, it really didn’t because, Dipoto. After praising his recent drafting, the Segura-Haniger deal, and the organizational shift toward plate approach development he repays me with this? He goes ahead and trades a talent Taylor-made for the modern game. A workaholic, on base machine, with 70 grade power. It’s easy to get lost in O’Neill’s batting average, and strikeouts rates without exploring deeper. I don’t blame fans that haven’t taken the time to isolate his production since late May to the present. I say this because O’Neill is on an absolute tear. Since May 20th O’Neill has slashed .275/.362/.569 with 16 homers and 5 steals. I understand the value of a controllable starter, I’m just not completely on the level with why this starter was the target. Marco Gonzales had some prospect status a few years back, but he’s dealt with multiple injuries and a history of bouts with command. I’m just a lowly prospect writer so my opinion doesn’t matter, but I’m clueless as to what Dipoto is thinking here.

  • Now back to O’Neill, the outfield picture in St. Louis is just as clogged as Seattle. So an ETA of 2017 might not be likely, at least prior to September. Long term however, you have to like the change of organization, if only on track record alone. As for O’Neill I wouldn’t be selling if I own him. Opinions vary throughout the fantasy landscape, but no matter how down on O’Neill you are it’s impossible to ignore the 30+ homer, 100 RBI upside here.
  • The “anointed one”, 17 year old Braves prospect Kevin Maitan, collected a three hit game on Saturday, and connected for his first professional homer. He’s still a long way away, but already saw promotion to Danville from the GCL.
  • Bad news on the injury front for Indians catching prospect Francisco Mejia. He suffered a strained right hip, which should put him on the shelf for a bit. Prior to that he was slashing .320/.368/.525 with 10 homers.
  • Another injury update, this time on the low minors front, White Sox first rounder Jake Burger took a ball off the hand and left yesterday’s game. He’s expected to be back in the lineup today, and he’s been on a tear since being promoted to full season low A Kannapolis. In 11 games he’s slashing .405/.488/.676 with a homer. We mentioned it on the podcast the other day, but the top 10-12 prospects in this draft are really intriguing.
  • Following a rough start to the season Blue Jays righthander Sean Reid-Foley has been on the rebound the past few weeks stringing together a nice run of starts. It all culminated in a 12 strikeout effort yesterday. It’s easy to dismiss prospects, particularly arms, over a rough stretch. Let this be a reminder that development isn’t a straight line, and writing off 21 year olds due to struggles is bad business. Development in case you’re wondering, is in fact a flat circle.
  • Old friend A.J. Reed homered in his 4th straight game yesterday. He now has 5 homers, and 12 ribbies in his last 5 games. I’ve been slow to come around to Reed as a rebound, and still don’t trust it. That said, if this continues, maybe he’s worth a stash in your dynasty minors. Then again, he could be a prime trade candidate no the coming weeks. This could boost his fantasy value depending upon where he ends up.
  • Rays 2016 first rounder Josh Lowe has been locked in of late for Bowling Green of the Midwest League. He went 4 for 6 yesterday with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Since June 1st he’s slashing .284/.325/.445 with 4 homers, and 5 steals. He might be listed as a 3rd baseman in your fantasy league, but he’s destined for the corner outfield in my opinion. He brings a nice power and speed skillset at just 19, but there’s swing and miss too. I’ve seen him comped to Bradley Zimmer, and I can buy that.
  • There’s been much debate over 2016 White Sox first rounder Zack Collins and his struggles at the plate. He’ll always get on base, but he’s struggled to really dominate the way an advanced college bat should in A ball. Sure, he’s been focusing on his catching, but that excuse only goes so far. Fortunately for his fans, he seems to be turning a corner. He homered for the third straight game yesterday. He’s still batting close to the the Mendoza line in A ball, but maybe he’s figuring something out. Thank god catchers take longer. Wink, wink emoji.
  • Oh yeah, another injury, Padres second base prospect Luis Urias went down with an ankle injury in Saturday’s game. He was riding a 10 game hitting streak, which came to an end with an 0 for 1 effort. I’m full of bad news today.
  • Everyone’s favorite cocky righty, no not Brent Honeywell, the other Future’s game standout Michael Kopech, had the game of his life Thursday. The flamethrower went 8 scoreless frames, striking out 8 in the process. Most impressive, he didn’t walk a batter and threw 70 of his 97 pitches for strikes.
  • The Orioles Austin Hays continues to impress in AA. He hit his second homer in as many games and ran his hit streak to 13 games in the process. In 26 games at AA Hays is slashing .315/.342/.577 with 7 homers. Hays is a buy in all formats if he’s still available. My guess is that’s a useless statement to anyone in a league any larger than 12 team.
  • If you’re checking the BBW section of Pornhub like I am then you’ll love Braves lefty Luiz Gohara. Yes, I’m a habitual oversharer. As for Gohara he struck out 11 last night despite dealing with an hour rain delay. He’s been on an absolute roll in AA posting a stellar line of 2.60 ERA, 1.15 WHIP with 60 K’s to 18 walks in 52 innings. Gohara features a nasty fastball – slider combo with plus command of both. We should be talking more about Gohara.
  • If you’re Keith Law or really into boring middle infielders, Pirates shortstop prospect Kevin Newman was promoted to AAA. If you fell asleep I don’t blame you. Newman can ball, just more in a “real-world” sense.
  • Many people wondered why J.P. Crawford was still in my top 100, July’s explosion is why. He notched his first four hit game of the season Saturday and has slashed .324/.400/.704 in 19 July contests. Crawford has long been overrated in fantasy circles, but with the general consensus finally catching on Crawford’s value might finally be at an appropriate point to buy. I’d kick the tires and see what it might take.

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  1. Packers says:
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    Thanks, Ralph. Always an informative read.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Packers: Thank you buddy.

  2. Eric says:
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    Trade: ROS: Judge and Morrison for Conforto and Paxton. What say you? Thx.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Eric: Judge side.

  3. Chud says:
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    Good stuff Ralph! As a Phillies fan this is an ncouraging development with Crawford.

    In a full keeper who would u rather have over the next 3 years – Rizzo or Machado?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chud: Is rather have Rizzo, Machado’s struggles have dinged his value.

  4. Zac James says:
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    Are the Sox REALLY looking into Eduardo Nunez?! Could you just will into reality a Devers call up .

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Zac James: Prolly, it’s Dombrowski he loves a vet.

      • Zac James says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: AAAAHHHHH! Hes up you did it Ralphie boy!

  5. Jason says:
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    HI Ralph. Who do you like better long-term in a dynasty points league Mazara or Devers? 2017 production is not a concern.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jason: Devers for me, I think there’s a higher power ceiling.

  6. David says:
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    Good stuff Ralph. Gohara tends to be an afterthought with all the Braves studs.

    Do you think he has the upside of a 1 or is he a 2?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @David: I think he has the highest upside of any of their starters. His stuff is nasty.

  7. Mike L says:
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    Senzel, Guerrero, Devers, all really talented 3rd base guys that should stick. Who’s the next few on your list who were recently called up or should be up by mid 18? Can Moran, Chapman, or Mcmahon be close to the guys above or is there better talent out there?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike L: McMahon is the only one in that conversation. Moran is at best a league average guy. Chapman is Joey Gallo more or less.

      • Mike L says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Is there anyone else close to that kind of talent who just got called this year or comes up by next year? I’m thinking about making a really good offer for one of them if not. Just trying not to give up to much.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Mike L: Not that’s on par with those guys.

          • Mike L says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Thx man. Appreciate all your work. Frustrating these guys are owned in my league because you wouldn’t believe who is available. 3rd base is slim when it comes to prospects.

  8. Cheavy Jones says:
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    Josh Lowe is “destined for the corned outfield”? So there’s finally gonna be a Field of Dreams sequel??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Cheavy Jones: Haha sorry missed that.

  9. Bruuuuce says:
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    I don’t know if he’s cocky, but my newest favorite right-hander, Tristan McKenzie, kicked some righteous butt in his last outing on Friday as well.

    Also, too, what’s the injury news on Kyle Tucker? Is he done for the season, or is his DL precautionary? Hard to get news even on those top top prospects.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Bruuuuce: Yeah McKenzie was my highest ranked starter.

      Back issue, I have no idea of a return date.

      • Bruuuuce says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks for the info on Tucker. I hope it turns out to be spasms, and not something structural. He was also breaking opponents’ buttbones this year, and I was looking forward to seeing him in September.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Bruuuuce: Yeah I’m a big fan, hope it’s something small.

  10. Dougie says:
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    Ralph, I shipped off Kopech and Zach Collins to a huge Sox fan in my 12 team Dyno league for Acuna. Whitley and Moorejon are available…
    It was tough to give up Kopech. Give me some reassurance, please!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dougie: Yeah go add Whitley. Big upgrade for you with Acuna over Collins.

  11. Slimcompoop says:
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    O’neill was playing better as of late, but those numbers were inflated due to playing 1/3 of those games over the past two months in El Paso, Reno and Albuquerque (i.e., all are at least 3500+ feet above sea level). Still only hitting .240 something on the year. I didn’t like the trade upon first hearing about it, but after researching a little more, Gonzales could be a “steal” for the Mariners. Yes, the injury’s scare me a little, but nowadays pitchers coming off TJ usual are better than they were before (see Alex Wood in LA). He doesn’t throw hard (91-92), but has an amazing curveball and change. All MLB comparisons were to Mark Buehrle. I’ll take that.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Slimcompoop: That point on where he’s playing is moot, MLB numbers are PCL numbers. It’s amazing to me that everyone knocks this kid. All he’s done is improve as he’s moved, yet all I hear is this garbage about his flaws.

      You just so grossly overrated Gonzales it’s laughable. The guy is out of options next year did that come up in your research? He’s long struggled to find the plate and is almost the same age as your example Alex Wood. He’s back end of the rotation best case scenario.

      Why do you hate O’Neill? It’s extremely frustrating to have to continually justify why O’Neill is good.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I live in the Seattle area and have seen O’Neill play in Tacoma multiple times and he’s good, I was just summarizing a lot of different write-ups that people, a lot more knowledgable then myself, wrote about the trade. Everyone (yourself included) immediately wrote off this trade as “lopsided”and that the Cardinals ripped off the M’s, so I was just trying to look at the other side. Take a breath…

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Slimcompoop: I’ve been listening to that take for days since minutes after the trade happened. I would actually say a majority of takes have been 50/50. O’Neill is really disliked by a majority of my peers.

          Why bring up his batting average or three places he’s played over a 55 game stretch?

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Probably because his batting average (.244) is a better indicator of his overall performance this season than a hot streak over the last six weeks. I’ve seen O’Neill play. I know nothing about Gonzalez besides probably the same articles you’ve read. Just was trying to give the alternative perspective on the trade.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Slimcompoop: It’s because he hit .180 for a month his first time in AAA as a 21 YO. I gave you the larger sample size, AND you’re throwing out an MVP season in Southern League that proceeded it. I’m actually giving you the larger sample size. Do you think Ben Gamel is an All-Star? He’s hitting .320.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Slimcompoop: It’s two months BTW and he hit F-ING 16 homers!!!

  12. John Hagar says:
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    Ralph, thanks for the info and entertainment! Good stuff!

    Regarding the Tyler O’Neill trade from the Mariners to the Cardinals, I think this is a case of some teams just managing their organizations better. Nobody has a crystal ball, and we don’t know what the players involved are going to do, but the Cardinals tend to have better seasons than the Mariners and have for decades…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @John Hagar: Cause they scout better! Most of the people knocking O’Neill haven’t since even 20 of his at bats. I watch these guys, I watch minor league baseball every F-ing day.

  13. John Hagar says:
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    Very true, and the Cardinals are smart financially too. How they managed Albert Pujols was brilliant, and he’s not the only example.

    I’m not a Cardinals fan (grew up in Texas and love the Rangers), but the O’Neill move is just another example of their excellence as an organization. Them trading for him validates your opinion in my opinion.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @John Hagar: I feel the same way. It’s amazing how many people bring up his strikeouts. Everyone strikes out, and he’s not even a 30% guy!

  14. John Holden says:
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    Hey guys 12 team h2h.
    Which pairing rest of season?
    S. Perez+Healy/Desmond or W. Ramos + Zimmerman
    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @John Holden: Perez and Healy/Desmond.

  15. Darcy says:
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    Just discovered you yesterday Ralph, just in time for my rookie draft! By far the best prospect information I have found. Thanks. Who would you pick out of Royce Lewis, Flaherty and Tyler O’Neil?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Darcy: Lewis, as long as you have the time to wait. If it was more immediate I’d grab O’Neill.

      • Darcy says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: How about between O’Neil and Flaherty?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Darcy: O’Neill

  16. Russ says:
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    Cam Perkins seems to be sticking as a bench bat in the majors but no regular playing time yet. Anything to like about him? AAA numbers are kinda interesting

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Russ: Seems like a AAAA guy. I’m really not familiar with him. Funny thing is I’ve seen him play prolly a half dozen times.

  17. SR says:
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    Swapped my Mike Leake for Hoskins this week, just in time for him to hit two homers in two games. Hoping Tommy Joseph gets moved by the deadline to clear up some playing time.

    Some other thoughts…
    -Franklin Perez got bumped to AA recently – early struggles, but it’s crazy how much a promotion to AA affects your perception of a guy’s proximity. A non-college guy in A ball is 2-4 years out in my mind by default, but a guy in AA could be up any week due to an injury, or with a couple strong performances – I think this was touched on in your podcast.

    -The Sixto Sanchez helium is in full effect now, and I think it’s well warranted. The telling thing for me is that reports seem to indicate that he has a good mix of pitches, solid control, and most importantly doesn’t throw 100% on every pitch. If he has the ability to have a great FB while dialing it back 2-4MPH to the mid-90’s, he might be a bit more durable than guys we worry about like Anderson Espinoza.

    -A lesser prospect in the Rockies system I’ve been keeping an eye on – Wes Rogers – is quietly having a really good season. Yeah, he’s 23 in A+ Ball, but I’m not entirely sure why he’s at that level. Could be an interesting long term compliment to Dahl and Tapia, if he makes it that far, but the statline has a lot to like for now.

    -Tyler Mahle has had a couple of consecutive nice starts since getting roughed up, hopefully the Reds make a spot for him in the coming weeks – maybe seeing how Castillo has settled in will encourage them to give Mahle a shot (After some traumatically bad experiences with Reed, Stephenson, Garrett, Rookie Davis, and breaking Brandon Finnegan)

    -The Frazier trade might mean that we don’t see as much of Andujar down the stretch as we would like. He seems like a prime candidate to have the tools (especially raw power) catch up to the profile, plate approach, and contact skills in the next few months. He was considered a .280 guy with 20 HR pop preseason – and the universal opinion is that the game power has ticked up a couple notches – so that probably makes him a very underrated .280+ 25-30HR guy now.

    -Alex Jackson this year was really good, then hurt, then sucked, and now he’s back to being good again. Another guy who could become a very real prospect with tools at a premium position when he hits AA – and the Braves aren’t shy about pushing their guys.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @SR: I think Hoskins time is almost here.

      AA is right there, in fact AAA for most prospects is like customs a small part of your trip before you reach your destination.

      Yeah, Sixto looks legit, I did a video on him for my Fantrax thing last week. It’s on the YouTube linked above.

      Castillo has impressed, and Mahle has the control that translates, I think he has a shot to exceed his prospect status.

      Too bad, I agree that Andujar might be the type to develop some more approach as he gets more high level experience and coaching. He can mash.

      That’s Alex Jackson, and I view him as a top 100 guy. The power is so for real.

  18. Ralph Lifshitz

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    Devers called up

    • Steve says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: weekly league, start J Turner or Devers at 3B?

  19. Buzz says:
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    Hey Ralphy,

    Excellent article as always. Currently have Renfroe, Tapia, Barreto, Fisher, Mejia, Acuna, Calhoun, Alford, Faria, Hader.

    Any of them worth dropping for Hoskins or O’Neill? in a dynasty league?

    • Mike L says:
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      @Buzz: Renfroe for Hoskins

      • Buzz says:
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        @Mike L:
        Lack of upside for Hunter?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Buzz: I think Renfroe

  20. dfrench23 says:
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    Love the stuff Ralphy….keep it coming.

    Who is the next guy up after Devers? I heard the Phillies were close to trading Tommy Joseph to the Yanks. Is Tommy Joseph even league avg over the long haul? Rhys Hoskins is the real deal, right? The Phillies have to give him a shot soon, don’t they?

    If not Hoskins then who do you think will be next?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @dfrench23: I think Hoskins could be, maybe McMahon in Colorado

  21. The Guy says:
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    14 team 14player keeper 26 roster spots OBP QS added

    I’m in second. Do I trade Donaldson, C Seager, B Norris for

    Thor, B Hamilton, Colome, Manaea

    • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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      @The Guy: A crab has no name, but no I wouldn’t. Therefore, yes, do this. Or not.

  22. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Devers gets the call!!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Favio Vasquez: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  23. El Famous Burrito says:
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    In a world of boring Pirates middle infielders named Kevin, which is more boring, Newman or Kramer?

    ….

    A Seinfeld reference I didn’t intend to make, but there it is, I guess.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @El Famous Burrito: Hahahaha! Kramer is boringerest

  24. WalleyWorld says:
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    I am trying to acquire Acuna and possibly Jimmy Nelson in my dyansty. Would a trade offering Morejon, Sixto Sanchez, and Christian Arroyo be enough? Should I try and hang onto one or both of Sanchez and Morejon? I’m in a position to win the league this year and another legit starter will probably solidify everything. At the same time my team could have enough to win now and I am hesitant to trade what looks like some future studs. Thanks always for the great reads and any advice you have for me.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @WalleyWorld: If you’re getting Acuna and Nelson I would think you need to offer more than Arroyo

  25. Jose says:
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    Ralph,

    What’s your opinion on Gregorius going forward. Is .280 with 20 HRs a resonable expectation the next 2-3 years or do you think this season will be an outlier?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jose: Yes

  26. Jose says:
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    Ralph,

    What’s your opinion on Gregorius going forward? Is .280 with 20 HRs a resonable expectation the next 2-3 years or do you think this season will be an outlier?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jose: No

  27. Jose says:
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    Ralph,

    What’s your opinion on Gregorius going forward? Is .280 with 20 HRs a resonable expectation the next 2-3 years or do you think this season will be an outlier at age 27?

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose:

      Sorry for the duplicate….

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Jose: Answer is yes hahaha

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jose: Maybe

  28. Syllogism says:
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    Hi Ralph …

    Your articles and info … extremely helpful. In my first dynasty league … although (away-back-when), I was in a full-on Rotisseries league in the mid 80s. Different though … roto was auction, accumulated stats, contracts for adding years etc. … so I really struggle with rating “value” in the dyna format.

    Yahoo! – 20-team Dynasty, Head-to-Head, 6 Hitting (R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, XBH), 6 Pitching (W, K, SV, ERA, SHIP, K/BB), weekly win earns 1 point. 30 Active Roster spots … 6 Bench … 1x each IF + MI, CI, UTIL + RF, CF, LF, OF (12 total hitting). 5 SP, 3 RP, 4 P (12 total pitching). 5 DL. 5 NA. Keep 25 (draft 5) 2017/18, Keep 26 (draft 4) 2018/19 … until Keep 30 (draft 0). Annual FAAB … $100.

    League started @ ASB last year. I’ve been running in 1st place pretty much all year for 2017 (so far, but holy geeze, it’s tight).

    Hitting:
    C – Cervelli, 1B – Miggy, 2B – Ian Happ, 3B – Castellanos, SS – Bogaerts, MI – Merrifield, CI – Longo, RF – Morales, CF – LoCain, LF – Braun, OF – Span, UTIL Chris Taylor
    – BN: Ty Wade, Beltran, Pirela, Voit, Brett Phillips, Austin Barnes
    – DL: Eaton (sigh), Austin Jackson
    – NA: Bader, Tellez

    Pitching:
    SP: Scherzer, JA Happ, Santana, Vargas, Corbin … RP: Davis, Oh, Reed … P: Chad Green, Gossett, ErasmoRam, Ryu.
    – BN: Danny Barnes
    – DL: Iwakuma, Graveman
    – NA: Hunter Harvey, Joe Jimenez (DET)

    Issue 1: Pitching.
    I think my pitching has been overachieving and expect at least some (maybe large) regression … Santana, Vargas. Corbin is eratic. I like Graveman, but after his best flash since 2015, showing some of that promise … hurt, so question mark. Iwakuma … mid-floor, low ceiling. I would love a high-end, top 20 SP, but realistically, I think adding 1 or two “mid-high floor” guys (ROS 3.50 – 3.99 ERA; WHIP 1.2 – 1.29?) to be as valuable for a lower cost.

    – I’ve targeted a few potential upgrades: Lance Lynn (more than just a “high floor”), Cobb, McCarthy, Luke Weaver.
    ** How aggressive would be for Lynn?
    ** Which of my pitching would you replace?

    – What SPs, in a 20 team dynasty might a combination of Braun + Santana/Vargas fetch (knowing there are many “it depends” variables).

    A2) A) Been offered:
    McCutch + Asbrudal Cabrera + Lugo + Round 5 … for me … Ian Happ + Castellanos + Round 4

    ** How do you see Lugo’s floor? RoS guestimate?
    ** In Dynasty-land … am I shooting myself in the foot by moving Happ and Castellanos?
    ** I see some risk with the possibility of Cabrera getting traded. I can get Miller instead. Miller> Cabrera?
    … trade … good, even, bad?

    Issue 2: … Roster: DL x2 (Jackson, Graveman) probably called up soon, Iwakuma (unknown but expected back) ; Bader (call up before Sept?); so I will need to “drop” up to four guys and I’m really waffling on which (it’s the dynasty youth-value vs perform-now/soon value).

    I’ll ask about prospects and another trade value another time. I should send you some coupons for reading classes for long dumbassed posts.

    Whatever you can offer would be appreciated.

    • Syllogism says:
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      @Syllogism: (Doh! … I think I missed the Ralph-window!)

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Syllogism: Ouch, I’ve done that before. Copy and paste it for his next post!

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Swfcdan: good idea!! Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Syllogism: I like the Weaver add, and Lynn to an extent but be careful what you give up for Lynn. I’d try and upgrade the overachievers.

      I wouldn’t make the Cutch trade.

      No idea with Lugo, he’s up and down and might end up in Chicago, I don’t think thats good for his value.

      I prefer Miller myself.

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