As the weeks go by, all of you will notice that these posts will be increasingly more influenced by your questions, and the players you the readers and commenters show interest in. In the same way, all that attended a New Kids On The Block concert in 1990, were dubbed honorary “Newest Kids”, you are all my Shitz Stiks, and will be such forevermore. So it is with great excitement and anticipation that I begin today’s post dedicated to the hottest swinging bat this side of Jackie Bradley Jr., Alex Bregman. I know a player is generating a ton of buzz not only when I get questions about them, but when people start asking Grey questions about cats in AA. It’s almost as if you people dropped the A.J. Reed punch for Bregman lemonade and have no plans of letting up. (After all lemonade is a popular drink, and it still is.) When you’re putting up the sort of crooked numbers that Bregman has for Corpus Christi that will happen. So let’s get into this helium tank and see where it leads us.

Let’s just begin with the stats in 2016, through 32 games and 145 plate appearances Bregman is slashing .333/.432/.683, with 31 runs, 12 homers, 32 Rbis, and 3 steals. He’s also walking (12.1% Bb%) more than he’s striking out (8.1%), and putting up insane advanced metrics (.476 wOBA, 207 wRC+). The craziest wrinkle to these God like numbers is, he’s not even getting lucky, his BABIP is a measly .294, and that rose 20 points in the last three days, Monday it was .276. What would Bregman do with good luck? Hit . 415 with 25 homers in 32 games? My favorite part of all this, these are his first 33 games above A ball. I find myself wanting to repeatedly type “that’s crazy”, but there has to be more to say than that right? The biggest knock on him as a fantasy asset coming out of the draft was, “where does he play eventually?”. Many saw him as a player who would stick in the middle infield, an area presently blocked by some pretty good players at the major league level for Houston.

The changed attitude about a move from short to third, coupled with his hot hitting has sent his ETA into hyper-drive. People have been asking me recently if he’s called up after super 2! Once again CRAZY!!! Coming into the season best case scenario, I figured this guy to be a September callup, I then bumped it up to mid-August a few weeks ago. Now I’m wondering what happens, with the the present state of the Astros third base position. He can’t be worse than Luis Valbuena, can he? The other part of all this, is the recent stupidity of the Astros. Why did they make the Carlos Gomez deal? In retrospect that deal looks horrible! I’m totally convinced they would have made the playoffs with or without him, you may disagree. They also made that Ken Giles trade. I won’t argue that Giles looked like a potential stud closer, but what was wrong with the pen they had? Did they need to trade Velasquez away? Or were they trying to rid themselves of another bad decision Mark Appel…..the guy they passed on Kris Bryant for. Where am I going with all this and why is it important? The Astros might just be stupid enough to callup Bregman in June with only a handful of games at third under his belt. Not because they rush players, because typically they don’t. But because they might be dumb enough to believe they still really have a shot. I know, I know they just swept the Orioles in Houston. They’re still the second worst team in the American League right now, 9.0 games out in the division and 7.5 games out in the Wild Card. Not an insurmountable distance to overcome, but certainly an uphill battle. At this point calling up Bregman might be too little too late.

The Astros have been telling everyone that will listen, that they’re going to play Bregman at different positions, I’ve heard no indication of that including pitching. Which is the Astros most glaring need. So the short answer about Bregman’s promotion is will it happen sooner rather than later? Yes, but it shouldn’t be. What’s the point of starting his service time clock prior to September when he has a new position or positions to learn. Shouldn’t it be important to get him reps at third in the minors for say a few months, without such lofty “season saving” expectations? Maybe I’m wrong, maybe he can handle all this, and truthfully he probably can. Regardless, stash away little doggies.

 

Minor League Quick Hits

  • With the Major League debut of Dodgers wunderkin (or oned-eyed-kin) Julio Urias just hours away, I’ll take a quick moment to share my two cents on the topic. Urias has been handled with the softest of kids gloves so far. Seriously they’ve used nothing but dye-free detergents on all his garments, and refuse to feed him any non-organic foods. More or less the Dodgers have been that annoying self-righteous mom you know on Facebook. You know the one that brags about her children’s diet, and shares product pages with notes like “Only the best for my babies”, and complains about Monsanto. We’ll ignore the fact that she used to take liquid and jump from van to van in “the lot” before Phish concerts. Rant aside, he’s never pitched more than 90 innings in a season, and seems to be capped at about 6 innings per start. After all he’s only 19 years old. My expectation is he’ll be limited to about a 130 innings this season. If I were to guess I’d say he makes about 6-7 starts, which comes out to about 40 innings or so. This would leave about 50 innings for pen work and maybe a start or two in the playoffs. No one should be expecting Urias to stick in the rotation rest of season particularly with Hyun-Jin Ryu working his way back in AAA at the moment. He could unseat Mike Bolsinger as the 5th starter, but once again my assumption is they’re not just going to take the reins off Urias and let him go this season. He’s a must add in all formats regardless, and could be a difference maker in RCLs if he sees 7th and 8th inning opportunities out of the pen.
  • I’m starting to consider stashing Tim Anderson in re-drafts, he’s continued to hit (average now at .321), and the White Sox shortstop situation is pretty awful. I mentioned it in my quick hits on Wednesday of last week, and Anderson has continued to be a man possessed. Over the last two weeks (13 games), he’s hit .452/.485/.661 with 3 homers, 4 steals, and 13 runs scored. His walk rate is also up a tick (6.0%), while he’s also taken an axe to his K%, as it’s 13.4% over that same 13 game window.
  • Last year’s big riser, Nationals outfield prospect Victor Robles, has continued to raise his profile. He’s presently slashing .338/.428/.521 with 5 homers and 12 steals in 39 games. This is exactly what you should expect from Robles as he continues to climb through the minors, an excellent contact/speed profile with developing power. He has fantasy superstar upside. At 19 he’s still a year away at least, hey not everyone is Julio Urias. BTW, no word as to whether or not Hagerstown is populated with cartoon Vikings though.
  • Returning from the minor league DL, A.J. Reed’s contact issues continue to plague him. It’s poor timing on his part as he could easily be up with Astros within a week or two and see everyday at bats.
  • There’s an excellent piece on Piratesprospects.com going into detail about what improvements Tyler Glasnow needs to make before he should be considered ready to dominate the big leagues. **Spoiler alert it’s better control of his changeup.**

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What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
6 years ago

this is the team that couldn’t get their low level guys to even change passwords, so they are stupid through and through. trading V2 for a closer, i don’t care how good he is, don’t these guys know what WAR or WARP is?

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Hi Ralph,
I need advice on a trade, and several prospects/young guys are involved so you’re my man! Dynasty league-I’m aiming to compete next season and the other owner is going for it now.
Points league that pretty heavily favors strong pitching.

My Zack Grienke (and a throw in SS) for Story, R. Iglesias, Cody Reed, and Honeywell

Alan
Alan
6 years ago

Hello, I was offered Dansby for Giolito in a dynasty rebuild.

I am thin at SP with urias, matz, eovaldi, appel and d holland and own A Russell and JP Crawford already.

Any chance with giolito sucking you would deal dansby? Was thinking I could try to get A Reyes for one of those other MI

Thanks man

Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy
6 years ago

Lewis Brinson or Victor Robles in dynasty points league?

OJ Simpson
OJ Simpson
6 years ago

Sup spector ralph, great read.

for the next 3 years would you rather have
reyes or taillon and
bregman or arcia or swanson

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  OJ Simpson
6 years ago

@OJ Simpson: Reyes and Bregman

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
6 years ago

Bader or Judge long-term?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Raoul Duke
6 years ago

@Raoul Duke: I think we’ve hit the point where you probably go Bader. Two years younger and Judge and his sub-.800 OPS is not getting it done.

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Definitely agree, but does that say more about the down fall of Judge or the rise of Bader? I like Bader’s OPS but his BB/K ratio and SB/CS ratio leave a lot to be desired.

Jason
Jason
6 years ago

I am picking up one of the following players…could you please rank and which of these have a chance to be a top 25 spec in the future? Yohander Mendez, Ronald Guzman. Stephen gonsalves, Justus Sheffield, franklyn kilome, and junior fernandez.

Thanks!!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Jason
6 years ago

@Jason: I like Justus, Kilome, and Junior.

Tuffjew
Tuffjew
6 years ago

Great article!! They shouldn’t bring him up until August/ September at which point they will probably be out of the race. I don’t see Keuchel getting better and McHugh is too inconsistent…If by some chance, they are still in it, why put undue pressure on him? Let him learn a new position, get more at bats and move him to Triple A

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Tuffjew
6 years ago

@Tuffjew: Exactly, he’s not even a year removed from college ball.

David
David
6 years ago

Glasnow or Bradley long term? Thanks Ralph.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  David
6 years ago

@David: Glasnow

Slimbo
Slimbo
6 years ago

What’s up

Jameson and robles are available in my keeper

Would you drop Devers or B rodgers for both?

Thanks

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Slimbo
6 years ago

@Slimbo: I’d hold, unless you needed immediate pitching help. Rodgers and Devers are equal or better prospects to Robles.

Win1forthe
Win1forthe
6 years ago

Want to add a SS prospect in 15 team dynasty. Not in contention this year and looking to add a guy that I can potentially keep. Who do you like the most out this group: Crawford, Arcia, Swanson, Anderson.

Thanks!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Win1forthe
6 years ago

@Win1forthe: Swanson.

Kal
Kal
6 years ago

In a 12 team dynasty league, what is a fair return for Reed at this point?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Kal
6 years ago

@Kal: Sort of depends. He’s still a top prospect he’s just struggling. I wouldn’t discount him too much

Verdugo
Verdugo
6 years ago

What do you project for Verdugo when he comes up, and about when to you expect that to happen? Do you think higher than an OF like Trumbo? Thanks.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Verdugo
6 years ago

@Verdugo: He’s been damn good for a 20 YO at AA. Yeah he’s ceiling is higher than Trumbo. Should hit for a better average without sacrificing a ton of power.

Verdugo
Verdugo
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph.

crabman
crabman
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Verdugo or Brinson?

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
6 years ago

With Trea Turner coming up soon soon most likely and my league getting Prospect fever (Snatching everyone). I need another prospect to stash in my N/A spot. Prospects left but probably not for long: Tim Anderson, J.P. Crawford, Josh Bell, Aaron Judge, Giolito(Just dropped today) and Blake Snell. Those are the only one really left. Thinking of stashing 2. Which to players should I drop? Squad:

1st YR 10 Team Keeper League. Roto 6×6 QS/OPS. Inn 1500. Keep 5 forever.

C Grandal
1B Belt
2B Rendon
3B Franco
SS Desmond
CI Myers
MI Villar
OF Harper
OF Springer
OF Polanco
OF Mazara
Util Piscotty
Util M.Conforto BN. Krush Davis, Grichuk, Baez, Soler

SP J. Fernandez, THOR, R.Hill, M.Stroman, S.Matz, Gausman, L.McCullers (DL) Perkins, Carrasco
RP S.Cishek, A.Colome, J.Gomez
N/A T.Turner

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
Reply to  TTRA1N
6 years ago

@TTRA1N: Forgot Hader/Musgrove

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
Reply to  TTRA1N
6 years ago

@TTRA1N: and Berrios

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  TTRA1N
6 years ago

@TTRA1N: Anderson and Snell.

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Snell over Giolito? What 2 would you drop?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  TTRA1N
6 years ago

@TTRA1N: Yeah Giolito won’t be up for a bit. Snell has a clear path and a lot of quality innings above AA.

Soler and Perkins

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: he’ll likely need to drop a 2nd active player, it looks like perkins is in DL slot.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Do you think Urias pitches in the 8th out of the pen? I’m in a league that has holds as a category and a starter eligible player getting holds is huge

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Brett
6 years ago

@Brett: Yeah or the seventh. He could see some hold situations. As long as he pitches better than tonight

Dude
Dude
6 years ago

Thoughts on Hader? Dominating AA.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Dude
6 years ago

@Dude: I like him a lot I spoke about him a bit in Sunday’s post or the previous Wednesday.

David
David
6 years ago

When does Arcia get called up?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  David
6 years ago

@David: July I think

Tony C
Tony C
6 years ago

Hey Ralph this is great stuff you wrote today! I was contemplating stashing one pitcher among Snell, Reyes and Giolito?
I live in Rhody too and have seen Henry Owens and Eduardo pitch this year. What is your forecast on these pitchers for the current year? Do you think Sam Travis or Rusney will be in Boston this year??

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Tony C
6 years ago

@Tony C: First Rusney is garbage. His OPS is .641! So bad. He’ll see Boston just because of the $$$. Travis is solid but he’s a September guy, unless there are injuries. I like Travis a lot, did a post on him back in April.

Owens needs to find the plate. Eduardo just needs to get healthy, he’s still a very good young player.

For this year Snell.

Chucky
Chucky
6 years ago

Talk to me about David Dahl. A big bat in Corrs but where does he play in that crowded OF? Is he ready and if so, is worth the stash?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Chucky
6 years ago

@Chucky: I think he’s a late season guy, my assumption is he gets moved into the outfield and they deal off Blackmon/Car-Go/Parra. Someone will go to make room.

He’s top 25 right now for me easy. Great power/speed skill set.

Andre
Andre
6 years ago

Long term keepr league. Offensive stats are Hits/HR/Average/BB/Steals/Runs/and RBI…Struggling in 8th. Trade my Correa, 6th & 8th round picks for his Lindor 1st & 5th?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Andre
6 years ago

@Andre: Hold on Correa and find other pieces to surround him with.

Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy
6 years ago

Also, Lewis Brinson or Nick Williams in dynasty points league? Thanks!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Patrick Murphy
6 years ago

@Patrick Murphy: I’m the lone guy on the Williams side I think but I still like Nicky Will.

Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy
6 years ago

Tim Anderson or O Albies in a dynasty points league and how soon until they come up, do you think?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Patrick Murphy
6 years ago

@Patrick Murphy: Anderson, and he’s up within a month and a half. Albies is tough he’s real young, I’m also under the impression he is moved to second for Swanson.

Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Ok. Thanks!

Another Dan
Another Dan
6 years ago

Hey Ralph,

Again this is gold. Thanks.

I’ve taken over another team in a keeper that is transitioning to a dynasty. It’s a Roto 6×6 (OBP, QS and HLD but not W) and my team is pretty poor. This year we keep between 9 and 18 players (they’ll be in the first 9-18 rounds). The year after it’s between 18 and 27 (full roster) then it becomes a full dynasty. League plays 9 bats (3 OF, 1 UT) and 9 pitchers per day.

Was trying to buy low on Greinke after yesterday’s post. But adding some minor league pieces to boost my chances in the future.

How do these trades look for me?
Chris Carter for Zack Greinke
Byung Ho Park for Greinke
Hanley Ramirez for Greinke and either Turner or Moncada
Cano for Greinke and 2 of Turner, Moncada, Devers

Thanks again,

Dan

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
6 years ago

@Another Dan: No disrespect but why would anyone make these trades? Park for Greinke looks like it’s close but I would suspect you’d have to include more than Park even.

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

No disrespect taken. I’m a noob ; I guess I need to think more about value of players.

Dan

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
6 years ago

@Another Dan: You can offer those but I can’t imagine anyone would take them as is.

Filbert Barkley
Filbert Barkley
6 years ago

What sort of leagues do you think one should stash Bregman in?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Filbert Barkley
6 years ago

@Filbert Barkley: deep leagues of 16 or more with deep benches, any dynasty or any league with NA slots

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Filbert Barkley
6 years ago

@Filbert Barkley: I’f even do it in 12’s with N/A spots like Yahoo. Any league where there’s minors and he’s not owned. Maybe a 12 teamed or less with 4-5 minor spots.

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Really good stuff Ralph, was glad to get a Urias post from you but it felt a day too late.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Haha! Perhaps old chap.

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Does that mean my Thursday Urias post was perfectly timed?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  malamoney
6 years ago

@malamoney: Indeed!

otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
6 years ago

Hey ralph and @grey
I have a dreaded dynasty question here. First time ever doing one. Took over an AWFUL team last year with NO intentions of winning the first 3-4 years in a 16 teamer. We managed to draft rizzo last year as an expiring contract and flipped for Gausman/Winke/AJ Reed/Giolito somehow. We ask magically drafted Urias for $13 ($550 active cap) . The thing is….it has become a 5 way race and we have been in and out of 1st all year…down to 5th now.
I will show you how good our SP depth is.
Price, Karns, Urias, Conley, Bettis, Eickhoff, Gausman, Guerra, Rich hill, Joe kelly, Tomlin, AJ Griffin, Nate Karns, John Lamb and Bucholtz constantly benched just waiting.
It is a Sv+Hlds league with no just saves category. New to me as well.
We have Robertson as sole closer, Justin wilson, Benoit, Buchter, David hernandez and Verrett and Montgomery in SP slots. We have a meh OF but our MI is Story/Lindor/Odor/Murphy/Marwin/Wong. This has clearly kept us up in the Off. cats.
NOW the question.
We have 2 offers which are
Odor ($11 control till ’18) for Desmond ($28 first year) Kenley ($7 can be kept) Chris owings($8 won’t be kept)

OR
Odor($11), AJ Reed ($1), MArwin(10), Cody Reed(AZ), Michael Tylor ($12) KArns ($1), Harrison BAder ($10), Dan Mengden(10), Socrates Brito(9)
We need to move extra to free space to get
Scherzer(non keeper $30), hosmer ($16 non keeper), Ervin Santana($12), Miley ($1) PApelbon($6), Doolittle($1) I changed a $10 rosenthal for $1 doolittle as mad son might lose it plus saves us $$$. Plus we get cheap Stubbs and Frenchie Francoeur who we will probably drop for hot bats as we have a minimal bench.

So my question. Do we sway from our 3-4 year plan to WIN NOW and if yes…is giving up cheap odor at $11 and Reed at $1 and KArns at $1 worth taking the Max deal OR just stick with the plan…do small tinkering and do the Odor for Desmond and Kenley deal?

I know there is a lot to take in there….and I just annoyed myself even asking such an elaborate question….
Just scared f being scared to pull the trigger like the Nats were with Strasburg his rookie year…don’t want to get kicked in the balls but also don’t want blue balls thinking what IF.

Thanks boys…anyone else have a thought???

-Virgin Dynasty Kosher Boy

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
6 years ago

@otisNixonLovesRainesRocks: I kind of day if the window is there to win go for it! Take the Max deal

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks a ton Ralph for weeding through my blabbering.

Just was concerned with having a minimal bench for hitters and so many pitchers in a 16 teamer. I guess I have Choo/Altherr/Chironos/Winker as possible late season additions.

Ok ….Time to take a plunge….trying to remove ervin santana who I do NOT trust and keep taylor for depth.

Toesies crossed.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
6 years ago

@otisNixonLovesRainesRocks: I agree with the Taylor and Santana swap.

Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

AJ Reed or Alex Reyes if you would so kindly Ralph. Who’s in your NA spot?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

@Dnut Eastwood: Reyes I’m souring on Reed. I also own him one place.

Dnut Eastwood
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: yah me to of with Reeds head.
Being I’ma die hard Cardinals fan am I jumping on the unrealistic hype bus with REYES. I THINK HE WILL BE UP AT SOME POINT BUT TO BE A FANTASY ASSET IDK. LET’S JUST HOpE FOR THE CARDINALs SAKE HE DON’T GO ON Willie NELSONS TOUR BUS ON HIS WAY TO THE SHOW. Hopefully he will catch a ride on Willie Mcgee bus on his way to the LOU

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

@Dnut Eastwood: Being suspended for weed is ridiculous. Do they suspend guys for being drunks?

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Hagerstown. A common resting spot for us on trips south from Northern PA.

Though I have yet to see any vikings, there have been several confirmed gargoyle sightings between the mrs and I

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Nice do they have any notable stops?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Nah not much going on there, just an easy spot to grab gas. Its where 78 meets 81, which goes pretty much all the way to where we go usually (Asheville).

BTW great stuff here. Keep up the good work!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: I think it stopped their one time driving back to Mass from V tech.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Looks like Archie Bradley is starting Sunday vs SD. Worth the stream ? What about long term ?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: Hmmm if you needed it. I’d grab him, and see how it shakes out. He’s a guy that if it clicks you’re holding an ace.

Nation
Nation
6 years ago

Excellent article as always!

In a league where you’re rebuilding (16 teamer), does it matter to overpay for top prospects with older talent? Currently rostering fowler/blackmon/JBJ, and think selling high nets the best yield. However what kind of return should you be expecting for those guys?

The owner that wants JBJ has offered Taillon/Espinoza, which is a good deal, but id want more in terms of bats. The prize i’m eying is Xander, and think that by throwing in Story makes that a possibility. Would you do something along the lines of JBJ/Fowler(and might have to be blackmon)/Story for Xander/Taillon/Robles?

Nation
Nation
Reply to  Nation
6 years ago

Also forgot to add another one: what are you viewing Pomeranz? It looks like hes finally put it together, but at age 27 (28 at seasons end) I dont think hes in my teams plans to compete in “my window” in two years. The question isn’t sell high (thats a given I think), but for what?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Nation
6 years ago

@Nation: Go ahead and shop. Always shop if you wonder. You’ll know when it’s the right deal.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Nation
6 years ago

@Nation: I’d do it.

malamoney
6 years ago

I’m going to watch Glasnow pitch tonight in Pawtucket. Pretty pumped!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  malamoney
6 years ago

@malamoney: Awesome I’m going to see Taillon on Sunday. Enjoy!

malamoney
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I considering going to that one too. I might, but doubt. Will let you know if I do…

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  malamoney
6 years ago

@malamoney: Yeah my next post is Sunday, so just drop a comment.

Grey
Admin
6 years ago

Urias or Taillon? This year only

Nation
Nation
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: what is this bizarro world where Grey’s asking questions?!

I’d say if Urias sticks in the rotation you have to like his upside more, but if hes splitting time between the pen and spot starts (not to mention his innings limit: hes pitched 40 and not likely to go more than 120, 130 max) I think you have to go with Taillon who looks like hes going to at least pitch more starts.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Nation
6 years ago

Just talking it through… That’s my thought too, but was wondering if Ralph had a different take

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I think Urias’ pen time is going to still be worth rostering.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Taillon and its not close if you ask me. I am not a fan of midget pitchers and likes of Berrios and Urias in todays baseball. They lack power and due to their physical build, they lose substance a lot faster be it during an outing or over the curse of a whole season.

EazyE
EazyE
Reply to  Moscowitz
6 years ago

@Moscowitz: yeah like Pedro did right? Sighhhhhhh

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  EazyE
6 years ago

@EazyE: Ha! DeGrom, Maddux, there’s lots others.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’m going Urias. Taillon’s limit might be shorter. He’ll have a few 7 day splits between starts.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

Gah, okay, thanks!

BigUps!
BigUps!
6 years ago

Great article, but when is Bregman coming up? LOL!

But seriously, how about Joe Musgrove? Seems to be cleaning up in AAA, thoughts on possible promotion into the big rotation?

thanks, have a great weekend!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  BigUps!
6 years ago

@BigUps!: It’s a choose your own adventure. I’m really thinking its late July earliest. He’s got to get reps at 3rd. Valbuena is also hot the last week.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  BigUps!
6 years ago

@BigUps!: Musgrove should be up some time next month if a spot opens up. The biggest issue is Keuchel and McHugh.