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You’ll be surprised to know that on September 28, 2011, both good and bad things happened. I’m sure someone got married and someone got divorced and someone was born and someone died, and I’m sure somewhere someone was fired and someone hired, but, to be frank, I do not care about these people. Ex-girlfriends have made it fairly clear that I only really care about myself. Hopefully they’re not reading this because dem chicas was whack, yo — always asking for my attention and for kisses and hugs and love and stuff. I mean, C’MON. Did they have a point? Do they still? Maybe, but that doesn’t mean I want to change (not yet, at least), especially after my debauched trip to Costa Rica, which so happened to help end my fantasy baseball hopes, and which so happened to end on that fateful night in September.

I had just landed in my then-home, Tampa, after the twice-extended trip to San Jose, CR, that was full of Cubans, underpriced Johnny Black, two mamis named Gema and Yael, relentless Spanish techno/rap remixes, spilling booze all over our $6,300 suits, favorable hot-tub male:female ratios (for once), and disgusting depravity. And while we were depressed we had just ended an epic stupor of a mami-in-hot-tub-fest — or as depressed as two could be after such a thing — we immediately realized that that night was the possible culmination of the fried-chickened, boozed-up Red Sox collapse. We were in Tampa on a muggy, fateful Tampa night. And not only that: my fantasy baseball championship, which I was part of with the help of my late-season Desmond Jennings acquisition, was coming down to the final day of the season. Hint: I ended the night as a lone guy in a hot tub.

From the airport — which, by the way, is the most efficient airport in the country — we drove straight to a sports bar we depressingly over-frequented during my college years, MacDinton’s, to catch the beginning of the Yanks/Rays and Sox/Orioles games — the start of a night that would have been intoxicating if not intoxicated. Seemingly, the whole city was at that bar — not at the Trop, of course — with breaths held, hoping for a Rays win and concurrent Sox loss (I’m searching for that cool ESPN montage/timeline of the two games happening, and am not finding it). You know the rest:

courtesy of Rays Index

A Dan Johnson homer (somehow) followed by an Evan Longoria walk-off against the Yanks and a blown Red Sox save. It was magic. I was so enamored by the whole timeline of everything that I had completely forgotten that I was down 5-4-1 in my championship matchup. I knew I had Jennings playing in that game and that I was down just a couple batting average points, but the whole poopshow of everything was overwhelming. I lost track. I was having an amazing time with everyone else in that underrated city who was also having an amazing time.

So, when I looked back at Jennings’ results later that night, what did I see? Well, you’d expect some sort of Jennings magic that made my night a total success, but no. 0-for-6. I lost by two points in batting average. We can’t curse in these posts, but LET ME TELL YOU THAT I WOULD RIGHT NOW IF I COULD AND I’M USING THESE CAPITALS TO SHOW MY FRUSTRATION THAT LASTS EVEN UNTIL THIS DAY.

I might be selfish but, on the bright side, I don’t hold grudges. I gave Mr. Jennings another chance this year. “It’s kay, Des, we can still be frands. You’ll steal 40 bases this year, right?” “NO, TERSE, I HATE YOU.”

Jennings, if you’re planning on keeping him, isn’t what you planned for, and I don’t think he will be. In fact, Jennings hasn’t improved at all during his time in the pros and is already 26.

Looking at the underlying numbers from his first real chance in 2011 until now, he’s striking out slightly more now than ever (21.8%), walking less than ever (8%), hitting fewer ground-balls than ever — which is simply stupid for a guy with his speed — has the same low-.300s OBP, is stealing less and with a worse success-rate, and has the worst contact-rate of his career. It was actually shocking that a dude like Joe Maddon was sending him out there in the lead-off spot for so long, but Joe’s finally come to his senses and has him dropped.

There’s a bit to like here, though, and obviously. There’s a cheetah on his back. He’s not an eight-steals-through-59-games guy, which is a 162-game rate of 22 measly steals, and he’s also not a 57% SB% guy. On a team like the Rays, a guy with Jennings’ speed and on-base skills can swipe 40 bags (see: B.J. Upton), and one with his speed and better on-base skills can swipe up to 60 (see: Carl Crawford). He’s a huge threat, and I’m still expecting a giant improvement in steal-rate as this season goes on.

On the bright side again, I have faith in his power. There’s a gorilla on his back (made that one up myself). He’s hitting in a pitcher-friendly park and still has a 8.9 HR/FB ratio which is, eh, I’d say sustainable. According to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, six of his eight homers are in the “plenty” category, and just two of them in the “just enough” category. He has the highest average homer distance of anyone on the Rays at 411.4′ — that includes Evan Longoria. He had two yesterday — I was randy.

The eerie thing is, though, that I think this — with some improvement — is who Jennings is. He’s not a lifetime lead-off dude. In all of the leagues I play in, he went earlier than his ESPN average-draft-position of 76.1 — a draft position he’s not even worth, especially as an outfielder. If you play in a league with inflation — like most keeper and dynasties — the price you paid for him this year is too high an initial price to keep his locker stocked. If you were one of those sexy studs who’s had him since 2011 and pays crap for him, then awesome, but I think his ceiling is pretty capped and he’s already not that far from it.

This column also likes talking about players and their values for a late-season playoff push this year, and this is where Jennings can be awesome. A Desmond in the rough! Desmond owners are frustrated with the crappy SB totals and I’M SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE LIKE WHAT THE HELL ONLY EIGHT STOLEN BASES I MEAN C’MON YOU SHOULD HAVE LIKE 15 BY NOW AND YES I KNOW THAT LAST LINK WAS ALREADY A PART OF ONE OF THE EARLIER ONES. But, still, make the play now, take the speed that will come, eat the .240 BA with some ketchup, and be happy.

Starling Marte

Sterling-cut diamonds, in case you didn’t understand the headline.

Where the hell did this guy come from? Only the #73 prospect pre-2012 according to Baseball America and #40 according to Jonathan Mayo, Marte’s pwning noobs this year. He’s fast and actually steals. Hello up there, can you read this, Desmond? 20 SBs and currently killing me this week in that stat, the speed’s real. Scotch-taped cheetah — not duct-taped cheetah. And the Bucs don’t really seem to care that he gets caught as much as he does — he’s 20-for-28 in his attempts this season.

He has a 6% better strikeout rate than last year and has a similar walk rate despite seeing 1% more first-pitch strikes than he did last season. He’s refining his approach and hitting enough groundballs to conceivably keep his BAbip lofty, though probably not .344 lofty. This all totals a .289 BA, six homers, 19 RBI, 20 SB, and a .783 OPS.

How he relates to Jennings and why I’ve paired these two in today’s column is because they’re kind of the same player, yet with different perceptions. Jennings had an aforementioned 76.1 ADP during this year’s draft season, while Marte had a deserted 224.1. Do not misunderstand me, Marte is having the better year and by far, but here are further numbers:

2013 Jennings Marte
SO% 21.8 21.5
BB% 8.0 5.7
HR% 3.10 2.2
XBH% 9.5 6.9
LD% 20.0 17.0
Con% 76.0 75.0
Pit/PA 4.05 3.8

My frustration with Jennings seeped through my teeth as I typed his section above, yet I assure you a Marte owner would be drooling had he written a section on the Pitt OF. This all is just to show you that you shouldn’t overpay for Marte, thinking you’d have some sort of star on your team. And don’t do that next year, especially. Many Marte owners think they have a top-5 round talent on their team, but they don’t, as proven by his similarities to Jennings, who clearly isn’t worth his price. If you’re one of those guys with high Marte hopes, temper yourself. I’d actually go so far as to say that, if you were offered Jennings for Marte straight up and your goal was to make a run this season, go for it.

Marte had poor success rates on his stolen base attempts even in the minors, and at some point the idiots over in Pittsburgh will realize that his being thrown out so often doesn’t make up for his successes. He never stole more than 26 bags in any minor league season — yes, he will break that this year — but I’m not as excited as everyone else is and Jennings actually has the faster legs and better baserunning ability.

If you’re in one of those leagues where prices get exchanged in trades and all that stuff, go get Jennings from a disgruntled owner.

Marte will be more expensive than Jennings next year, which is when you’ll want to draft Jennings and pay next year’s price, because anyone who drafted him this year shouldn’t and won’t be keeping him.

Follow your keeper friend, Terse, on Twitter @TerseRazzball. He’ll always answer your questions and make bad jokes similar to those in this column. Next week will be a longer list of keepers to target.

  1. CL says:
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    10 team dynasty league… all keepers. I offered Marte for Kimbrel. Thoughts?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @CL: read below

      • Marqo says:
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        best answer ever… seriously.

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @Marqo: hahaha the answer was meant to be the one right below this but I f’d it up. Apologies, CL

          • CL says:
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            @Terse: Got it. I generally follow that rule. Doesn’t matter… the offer was rejected.

  2. Terse

    Terse says:
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    Only if you’re extremely short on closers. I’m on board with the “don’t pay for saves” mantra

  3. qjdxyp says:
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    Matt Moore for Manny Machado?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @qjdxyp: Machado Machado Machado Macho Machado Machado

  4. FillyP says:
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    Traded Jennings for Medlen a couple weeks ago.. as long as Medlen sticks, I’m happy with the move. Drafted DJ at the end of the 7th in a 12 team and was pretty disappointed.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @FillyP: I’d have said keep Jennings in a keeper, but in a re-draft, if you needed pitching, then you gotta do what you gotta do. HOLLA

  5. Matt says:
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    Given that he’s two years younger than Jennings, I’d be interested to see how Marte performs in the 2015 season vs. Jennings’s performance this year.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Matt: True, but remember: Jennings had 287 PAs in 2011 and Marte 182 last year. Marte’s 2014 season would correspond more closely with 2013’s Jennings

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Terse: DJ ~300 AB more in minor league career, but more coveted prospect

      • Matt says:
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        Yes and no. From an ABs at the major league level, yes. From ABs at age-equivalent level, no.

        From a pure fantasy league performance standpoint, your lens is probably more accurate. In spite of that, I’m more interested in the latter, which ignores path and timing to the majors and is a better comparison in the strictest of terms, and perhaps when to expect a leap in performance, if that is to occur at all.

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @Matt: I hear ya. It’s still just speculation on both, and the season is still relatively young. We’ll have a beter idea on both as the year progresses, of course. Even the lowest of prospects can shine.

          Marte’s perceived value right now, though, is sky-rocketing past what he’s actually worth and what I think he’ll eventually be worth. Those paying too much to grab him this year with the expectations of a stud are probably doing it wrong. And paying what he’ll require next year will be too much, too. These SBs aren’t going to come at this rate, and they’re what are making everyone so excited.

          Good comments, Matt.

          • Matt says:
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            For sure. I have him in two NL only keeper leagues at cheap salaries, one of which is probably dead in the water. I’m certainly interested to see what I can pull back in return for him in both leagues as the season wears on. You’re spot on with the SB rate being a worrisome data point, however, if he steals 2-3 more in a row without getting caught, his SB% rate is quickly on the acceptable precipice (~75%).

            Nevertheless, great article and great conversation. Certainly appreciate the fresh angles.

  6. Rolling with Castro? says:
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    Someone just dropped Starlin Castro. I have Jimmy Rollins. Who do you like the ROS.
    Thanks!

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Rolling with Castro?: Hi friend,
      Sorry for the delay on this one, my eyes must have missed it.

      Is there any way to store both until Starlin gets back on track? He will, too: he has a BAbip 40 points lower than his career avg despite hitting LDs at a similar rate and hitting more groundballs. I don’t really buy-in on the SBs last year, though.

      If you have to pick one, Starlin.

      • Rolling with Castro? says:
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        @Terse: Thanks – I was thinking of dropping someone else and keep both. I’m sure someone might need a SS in awhile.
        Thanks for you input.

  7. attgig says:
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    that dan johnson pinch hit was the balsiest call by a manager ever. Maddon does NOT get enough credit for putting in Dan Johnson, and Dan Johnson does not get enough credit for coming through int he clutch.

    2 outs. bottom 9th. and send dan johnson who was batting .108 at that point. he pulls Sam Fuld who came in as a pinch hitter and walked in his only at bat, and was clearly batting better than Dan Johnson….

    dan johnson of all people! what kind of manager would’ve put in dan johnson as their last hope?

    freakin amazing Maddon.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @attgig: it was a FREAKING UNREAL call and an unreal situation. So awesome. That day, with 2003’s ALCS game 7, is one of my favorite baseball moments ever

  8. Jaymz says:
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    I miss the early Razzball days when Grey would write almost every post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: I write the same amount, but have added more…You’re getting the same thing plus extra POVs…

      • Jaymz says:
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        Well, when you put it that way

  9. JK says:
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    Terse, I’m looking to get some pitching, and willing to deal Trout. Do you think these are fair offer, and which side would you take?….
    Give, Get
    Trout, Bautista and Sale
    Trout, Rios and Hamels
    Trout, Fowler and Latos

    thanks in advance.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @JK: If I were to do any of those it’d be the Bautista and Sale one. Really advise against dealing trout though

      • JK says:
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        @Terse:
        What OF and SP combo would cause you to say goodbye to Trout? … it’s hard to imagine anything better than Bautista and Sale. … I can’t imagine anyone would give McCutchen and Cliff Lee.

        • Rodney says:
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          @JK: Depends on the climate of your league. In a league like mine (10-team, keeper, serious) Trout would net Adam Jones + Yu Darvish. I could offer Justin Upton + Jordan Zimmermann or Adam Jones + Jordan Zimmermann for Trout and would get turned down. Depends on what you are dealing with.

          In a re-draft, Bautista + Sale isn’t terrible. In a keeper, it’s horrible.

          • JK says:
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            @Rodney:

            My league is re-draft, 14 team mixed, with deep rosters. Here’s my starters (I’ve made a few trades to aquire top players):

            B.McCann
            A.Rizzo
            R.Cano
            D.Wright
            D.Dietrich
            K.Johnson
            J.Donaldson
            M.Trout
            J.Bruce
            J.Willingham
            B.Upton
            C.Beltran
            L.Morrison
            J.Profar
            (M.Kemp on the DL)

            SPs

            C.Lee
            J.Lester
            R.Dempster
            T.Milone
            M.Leake
            G.Cole
            M.Wacha
            Z.Wheeler
            E.Ramirez.
            open spot

            I’m much stronger in batting than pitching. Looking to rebalance.

            • Terse

              Terse says:
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              @JK: Trade your rookie SPs to someone who is buying a bit too much into the hype. I’m not diggin Cole at all and you can probably get some boring veteran after his nice start.

              I’d also try to get someone to bite on Profar, I don’t see much production this season from him.

              Where are the closers?

              • JK says:
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                @Terse:

                It’s a H2H league. I’ve been punting saves. Some teams in the league value closers highly, so when current closers lose their job, I’ll often try to scoop up replacements and then package them in a trades.

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @JK: If this is a keeper, I really wouldn’t trade Trout for anything. Especially for Sale who, depending on who you listen to, might pose an injury risk forever.

          In a redraft, you’re looking for guys like JZimm or better — Yu territory ideally. Jzimm and a top-20 hitter might be able to get. It’s a lot, but there’s someone who will want Trout. Remember, though, this is only in re-drafts.

          • JK says:
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            @Terse: Thanks for the thoughts Terse

  10. Team x says:
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    Once Austin Jackson comes back I’m going to have too many outfielders in my keeper league. . Who should I try to move? Jose Bautista, Mark Trumbo, desmond jennings, Dominic Brown, Austin Jackson.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Team x: I’d say keep DJ cuz you need the speed with that group. Bautista if your’e in a league that’ll last because of his injury concerns

  11. Adam says:
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    Trade Goldschmidt and McCutcheon for Kershaw and Anthony Rizzo?

    I need pitching.

    • Rodney says:
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      @Adam: F*ck no. Goldy way better than Rizzo and Cutch and Kershaw are a wash.

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Rodney: Rodney’s right. Not worth those two hitters. Seek pitching elsewhere.

        • Adam says:
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          @Terse: Thanks fellas. Funny thing is, the guy pulled the offer back!

  12. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    I really like your stuff Terse, keep it up man!(that’s what she said) anywho…

    Gio is bothering me this season. i don’t know why…maybe it’s because I was expecting more from the Nationals and another 20 win season from Gio. His whip is high for him, though his other numbers look like they could change in only a months time to convert him to the player he was last year.

    I’m thinking about sending out trade offers for another SP straight across In a Points league. Could you name a couple pitchers who I could legitimately get for Gio? I got an offer already where I’d acquire Shields for him. Thanks man!

    FF

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush:
      Hey thanks!

      Gio’s walks must be driving you crazy — it turns out that last year was actually the outlier and that this rate is more of who he really is. I like Greinke and Samardzija in that tier. I’d also say Anibal, but his sudden shoulder stiffness has me a bit worried — especially as an owner. Comparable guys that I wouldn’t trade Gio for are Minor or Bumgarner.

      Also:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GPImySGLcc

  13. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    As a Red Sox fan, I curse you with a 1000 “Erik Bedard or Mark Buehrle” questions for your Dan Johnson flashback.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @The Guru: I’m sorry, Guru. But we had such fun conversation during the DBacks/Dodgers fight! *tears*

  14. Keter Ping says:
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    I’ve got two trades lined up in 12 team 5X5 yahoo:

    C- Weiters
    1B-Fielder
    2B- Carpenter
    3B- A. Ramariz
    SS- Aybar
    OF- Adrian Gonzalez
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Stanton
    UTIL- Choo
    UTIL- Dom Brown
    Bench- Moustakas, Bourjos

    SP- Scherzer, Zimmerman, Minor, Ryu, Miller, Cashner, Porcello
    RP- Bell, Street, Gregerson, Benoit

    Trade 1 is: Mike Minor & Ryu for Jason Heyward and Ian “I wish it was 2011″ Kennedy
    Trade 2 is: Dom Brown & Heath Bell for Starlin Castro & Yovanni Gallardo

    So basically accept both trades to get… Minor, Ryu, Brown, Bell for Heyward, Castro, Gallardo

    Good or no good?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Keter Ping: I seem to be having trouble clicking the reply button.

      From below:

      “I don’t think you should do the first one because you’ll end up with a depleted rotation. Gallardo’s was ripping 93 MPHs last start but it’s only one game. You seem to be relatively deep at OF and I don’t think getting Heyward is really necessary.

      As Street and Gregerson are basically one closer, trading Bell would leave you ripping your hair out when you lose saves every week.

      I’d say no good on both. Also, drop rotten pos crap crepe Moose crepes. If it’s a keeper and you’re forced to hold on, go hug someone.”

  15. Terse

    Terse says:
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    I don’t think you should do the first one because you’ll end up with a depleted rotation. Gallardo’s was ripping 93 MPHs last start but it’s only one game. You seem to be relatively deep at OF and I don’t think getting Heyward is really necessary.

    As Street and Gregerson are basically one closer, trading Bell would leave you ripping your hair out when you lose saves every week.

    I’d say no good on both. Also, drop rotten pos crap crepe Moose crepes. If it’s a keeper and you’re forced to hold on, go hug someone.

  16. Paddyman says:
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    I dropped Marte earlier in the year because he strikes out too much. Picked up Mclouth. I think I’m really starting to hate guys that strikeout so much. My keeper league is nuanced so that we are penalized for too many strikeouts and things like fielding pc. I also have coco crisp and austin jackson. Coco is a guy I love to own. His pop has been real nice this year. It’s a pity he struggles to remain healthy. AJax has his own struggles with striking out. He seems to figure it out and then regresses once again. Which two would you keep from Coco, Ajax and Mclouth. Leaning towards Ajax and Coco but his injury troubles worry me. Really enjoyed this post. Nice way to think about these guys moving forward.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Paddyman: Thanks for the kind words, Paddyman!

      You’re preaching to the choir. I’m the choir, by the way. I love me some Covelli Loyce Pops. Even if he’s hurt yet again.

      Even if AJax does go through K spurts, he’s still improving and improved once again this year. I’m not sure how severe the penalties are, but McLouth strikes out at half the rate Jax does, which is significant.

      I think that Coco and Jax can steal you enough bases that you don’t have to pin yourself to McLouth. Besides, McLouth is only at .250 BA in June.

      I’m actually laughing at myself at how tough this one is.

      I wanna say Jax and Coco but they’re both injured. Is it a keeper league? If so, Coco and Jax.

      If the strikeouts are killer, and I’m assuming they are because they forced you to drop Marte, who destroyed the beginning of the year, then Coco and McLouth in a re-draft. Hammies are really weird.

      If you need the pop, go Coco and Jax. McLouth’s power numbers are miserable.

  17. Mariner Mike says:
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    In a strange place. Have strong pitching Kershaw,Corbin,Harvey,Samardja,Scherzer,Cole,Wacha, and Wheeler stashed. Steals have Marte and Ellsbury. Power Encarcion,Longo,Bautista and Joyce. Now here comes I don’t know I have Hill on DL at second, and gerco(?) at second on DL NO second baseman. Now I have Machado on bench with Longo starting. Don’t know if to wait for second baseman of DL . Make up some trade bundling Machado with someone for ????? Reality is I don’t know what to do. Fantasy brain fartitis. Any ideas??????? A. Simmons at SS maybe an up grade there? HELP

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Mariner Mike: Try Longo for a premier 2b and decent ss

  18. cgsf says:
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    thinking on dropping profar for either beachy or wheeler. thoughts?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @cgsf: negative, especially in a keeper

      • cgsf says:
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        weekly roto, not keeper. so, once kinsler is back don’t you see him getting less playing time? or does wash find a way to get him in the lineup?

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @cgsf: I don’t really expect anything impressive from Beachy this season. Wheeler could be a decent pick-up if you need the pitching. Profar will lose time.

  19. MJ says:
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    Traded Jennings straight up for Hamels a few weeks ago, 5×5 roto league, realised his low BA wasn’t gonna improve and he couldn’t steal if he wasn’t getting on base too often. Really looks like he’s just a perennial tease. Every year it’s the same story with him… BUY, he has potential to be so good but dangit he’s a headache

    • Terse

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      @MJ: no plate discipline at all

  20. d2bnz says:
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    Interesting news on Tulowitski’s rib injury , could we see the return of Rutledge??

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @d2bnz: decent chance. improving his strikeouts and hitting decent in AAA

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Terse: Rutledge is out of the AAA lineup today

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Terse: Rutledge to be called up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice heads up, I saw it first from you…

          • Terse

            Terse says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey, this dawg don’t mess around yo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Some fight in that dog…

  21. franky2times says:
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    My Cano for a CarGo, Altuve and Beachy..whats the prognosis

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @franky2times: Try and see if you can get a better pitcher than Beachy, though I’d probably do it as is

  22. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Terse another good article my man. Nice heads up on Rutledge too! Glad I stashed him.

    So stupid question, but I’ll ask it anyways…In a keeper league, if you needed a 3b and already had two very strong OF keepers, would entertain a trade like this:

    J-Upton

    for

    Machado + one strong position player you are weak at right now.

    To be honest, J-Up may be the worst of my OF keepers and OF is so much deeper than 3B and Machado looks like he’ll be a keeper league beast for years to come.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Shake N Bacon:
      Thanks! And no dumb questions, we’re all frandz. And even if there were dumb questions, this isn’t one.

      It’s very close — though not as young as Machado, Upton is still pre-prime. That said, I prefer the Machado side since OF is so deep and Machado is Machado. Pull the trigger.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Terse: Gracias…

        I feel the same way about Machado. I’ll probably get some crap for the trade, but in a year or two they’ll hopefully be eating their words.

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Definitely. And people are super high on JUpton, too, so make sure you get the best complementary player you can possibly get

  23. LT says:
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    FML, Tulo broken rib. Aviles, AlexiRam, Rutledge coming back?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @LT: I feel for you, Mr. Taylor. ARam. Rutledge if you’re screwed and need a boom-or-bust.

  24. barker says:
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    16 team keeper trade lf cf rf slots

    i give kemp lawrie arenado gallardo rafael soriano i get longoria carlos santana lincecum

    i was rocking grandal at C now zunino and now have santana
    kemp has pissed me off for going on a year and a half now and looks like he wont be the same guy again have victorino reddick marte soon will be CF eligible and yelich
    lawrie is a punk i woulda done kemp lawrie for longo + shit prolly
    i have verlander moore garza milone e santana lackey so could spare gallardo who is a clown anyway
    have jansen and perkins so losing soriano will hurt but not so much wasnt keeping him anyway
    and linceum i guess i had to take and hope he regains form or just trade him for a brainfreeze
    arenado was a throw in so he had someone at 3rd until lawrie comes back

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @barker: I think I’d stay put. Having three legit closers in a 16-teamer pretty much locks up the save category every week. If the Dodgers continue to suck, Kemp could be shut down and will have a butt-ton of time to heal up. I don’t think he’s done yet.

      I love Yelich and Marty is good, but if I were to make trades I’d probably seek some OF help. IMO, Lincecum is hopeless and washed.

      • barker says:
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        @Terse: we keep 12 now my keepers are santana fielder longoria reyes pence marte verlander moore perkins jansen then picking 2 between yelich gyorko garza some other prospect on waivers leaning gyorko yelich

        the rest of my OF is joyce kubel pence so i think im solid on the corners just will be a bit shaky in CF
        yea i know lince is most likely done but really needed to solidify my offense
        it was awesome owning kemp in 2011 but its tough having him on the DL all the time
        i gave up a lot but got a top 3 catcher and a top 3 3rd base man

  25. JDon says:
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    Hey man thanks! have marte and didn’t know what to expect but I like this a lot. thanks for the help terse

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @JDon: thanks and you’re welcome. two phrases that don’t usually go in the same sentence

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