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I awoke on Monday, still discombobulated by the fact that some individuals decided that it would be a good idea to shorten our existence on Earth by one hour, when… But Son, we get that hour back later in the year. Que? Talk about a frivolous thing to concoct. I’d rather listen to my wife talk in circles about some thing that she often talks about than try to understand why we need to do this. But…I try and leave no stone unturned, so like a good little grasshopper, I Googled why we have Daylight Savings. Mmm hmmm. Yeah. I see…..Still cockamamie. Anyways, as I was saying before I rudely interrupted myself, I received THE Razzball Son signal. If you don’t know what that is, just click here. No more discombobulation. If you’ve ever taken Ritalin, that’s what happened to my mind. If you’ve never taken Ritalin, do it. The mind just warps into a state of Zen-like focus.

So, Grey writes “Yo, Son. Write something on Tim Anderson.” Why I ask? Grey’s response…

“And while you’re at it, do something on Tyler Saladino.” I pondered why…

Then it hit me. The mustache. If Grey kept Saladino’s player page open any longer, the CSI cleanup unit would’ve had to have been called in. Actually, the mere act of typing his name would’ve made him erupt like…

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Oh, there’s also that whole Brett Lawrie getting released on March 3rd thing that would open up a spot at 2B, which Saladino has a good chance of capturing.

Let me start with Anderson. In 431 plate appearances last year, he had a swinging strike rate of 14.7% and a contact rate of 70.7%. He walked 3% of the time. 3%!!! You know who also walked 3% last year? Grey’s love child, Rougned Odor. Grey be loving those hackers, which means he probably loves the Chinese and Russians, which means that he’s probably a Commie!!! USA! USA! Ok, that joke is probably not a good one to be using in this current environment. Oh, did I forget to mention that he struck out 27% of the time? Now, I get it. He could go 10/20 and has appeal if he hits second in the order. As Grey wrote, the White Sox are going to be terrible, so they are probably going to run a ton in order to manufacture offense. The acquisition cost is also very low. I usually shy away from the low-walk, low-contact guys, but if you need some power/speed guys later in the draft, Anderson is a decent option.

Now to the Mustache Man, Tyler Saladino. He’s a low-walk, high-contact guy. Swinging strike rate was 7% with a contact rate of 84%. He only walked 4% last year, but struck out only 19% of the time in 319 plate appearances last season. He doesn’t have as much power and speed as Anderson, but could also go 10/20. The one aspect of Saladino that makes him sexy, besides his facial hair, is his versatility. He can play every position, even catcher. He’s currently eligible at 2B and SS, but there’s an “asteroid-hitting-Earth” chance that he gets more. Hey, talk to an old dinosaur about that happening. Oh wait, they are all dead from….an asteroid hitting Earth. I’ll parse over the fact that you probably couldn’t talk to one anyway.

Now, for the wild card in the equation….Yoan Moncada. What if he tears up the minors? It’s within the range of outcomes that he does get called up to the majors sometime this year. All indications have him playing second base, which would bump Saladino down to a super-utility role. But, what if Anderson struggles? In that scenario, Moncado would play second and Saladino could play short. Anderson? The bench or minors.

While Anderson does have a little more upside, Saladino is not far behind and possesses a better hit profile. In addition, the multi-position eligibility is a bonus. This is probably Grey right now….

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Son. Out.

   
  1. Love Tim Anderson for late steals…i drafted him in my first RCL league…!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @thomas housel: Good luck in your first RCL

  2. peacecoast says:
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    wadap son

    grey has a little moustache too

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @peacecoast: Sup pc. I don’t think Grey would appreciate you calling him a mouse.

  3. Grey

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    Seriously, get out of my brain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey: Seriously

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey: I don’t have room

          • Son

            Son says:
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            @Grey: Haha. I liken the experience to riding “Its a Small World”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a big world in my head with lots of extra space

              • Son

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                @Grey: Hey! You just said there was no more room! Anyways, I meant Small World as in happy-go-lucky, not as in physically small. I ran into a ton of Oompa Loompas marching around. That was fun

                • Grey

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                  For the last time, I’m not an OOMPA LOOMPA! JB’s just tall!

                  • Son

                    Son says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. Maybe you do have a mousetache

                    • Shitwolf says:
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                      @Son:

                      I was in Greys brain once. I had a great time when the green fog rolled in around 4:20pm.

                      teehee

  4. Andre says:
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    Hey guys. Need a little help selecting keepers (not sure any have mustaches though. Sad face)

    7×7 league that counts average on the hitting side, and W,L, QS on the pitching side….need to keep 5 out of this group.

    Machado, Posey, Kershaw, Betts, Encarnacion, Scherzer, Segura, Blackmon. Arrieta.

    Thanks.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Andre: Machado, Kershaw, Betts, Scherzer, and Blackmon

      • Andre says:
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        Thanks!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Andre: Anytime

  5. David says:
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    Which is better, Salazar as a 21st rounder or Villar in the 15th? Thanks

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @David: I prefer the Villar side

  6. Son

    Son says:
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    @Shitwolf you are a lucky man

    • Shitwolf says:
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      @Son:

      and you are a nice man

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @Shitwolf: Aww, shucks

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