Oh man, what a week of pitching!  Filled with intrigue, romance and murder!  Eh, a little carried away there, although poor Jarrod Parker might indeed have his MLB life cut short.  Get well soon, J-Park!

Then yesterday afternoon Michael Pineda swiss-cheesed the Orioles bats in a near-historic K-fest.  He hasn’t ever had shoulder issues, let him throw 150!  Johan Santana is like, “…not the best idea…”

Also this weekend, we finally got to see Carlos Rodon start a game, his first in his MLB career Saturday night hosting the Reds.  I bet he got all confused facing the Reds since he pitched for NC State and all…  North Carolina bias!  I didn’t see him pitch at all through Spring and only a highlight or two in his bullpen stints, so I was excited to break down his debut and see what he can bring to fantasy owners in 2015.  Here’s how he looked:

First Inning: Rodon’s first pitch as an MLB starter is a 93 MPH down and inside to Billy Hamilton, 1-0.  Fastball at 94 is low, good velocity and sink with the heater, then 94 again is low and inside.  I thought Rodon was an inch or two taller, seems shorter than I remember…  Not much to take out of that, but impressive to see the velo.  94 clips the inside corner, 94 again barely hits the high and inside corner, full count.  Then 96 (!!) is a little low and way outside for a leadoff walk to probably the worst guy in the MLB to walk.  Rodon just overthrew that one.  But he’s right back at 96 MPH and it’s in there for strike one on Marlon Byrd.  Rodon’s first off-speed is a slider in there 0-2, then whoa – a perfect 0-2 slider backdoors the outside corner but he doesn’t get the call, 1-2:

Rondon-Slider-1

Then Rodon is low and in the dirt with Hamilton stealing, and the wild pitch moves Hamilton to 3rd.  They actually call it a passed ball; either way Rodon got hosed on that bad 0-2 call.  Slider outside is tipped back foul, 95 on the outside corner fouled back, 96 is way low and outside, all the way to 3-2.  Then a slider at 89 MPH was maybe an inch or two lower than that first GIF yet still looked like it was in the zone – but it’s called ball four.  Rough zone tonight – runners on first and third.  Up is Joey Votto who takes a slider outside, and out comes catcher Geovany Soto for a chat.  And man, it was animated too, Soto was pretty dramatic with his gestures.  And on cue a 94 MPH fastball is in there, 96 MPH is low, 18 pitches now with no outs.  Yikes.  2-1 is a fastball low and in fouled off, then a 90 MPH slider sweeps across the zone and ends up in the dirt and outside and Votto still swings through it for his first K as a starter:

Rondon-Slider-2

Nasty stuff there, that slider comes as advertised.  Todd Frazier fouls back a fastball, then the 0-1 slider is popped up in the infield, and Byrd was attempting to steal and is doubled up at first.  A little bit of a lucky break – Byrd I think slid into second before realizing it was an infield pop – but then again Rodon should’ve had the K there on the bad call.  The high pitch count and walks hurt, but not a bad start.

Second Inning: Rodon opens the 2nd with a 91 MPH fastball fouled back – velo seemed slower maybe that was a cutter – then an 84 MPH slider in the same spot gets Brandon Phillips to pop out for an easy, lazy out to right, one down.  Fastball in there to Devin Mesoraco who is DHing, slider in, awesome slider bending from well off the plate and into the zone is strike two, slider again bends barely low – of course Hawk thought it was a strike but it was low – then 95 MPH on the hands is grounded weakly to first for two quick outs.  Fastball low to Brennan Boesch, fastball again tipped foul, slider fouled back and breaks his bat, 1-2 with the new bat, then that monster slider at 90 MPH that looked very similar to that GIF to Votto gets Boesch swinging and Rodon a quick inning.

Third Inning: Rodon picks up a couple runs of support and starts opposing catcher Tucker Barnhart with a fastball on the outside edge fouled off, fastball again outside, 93 paints the inside corner 1-2, heater again really missed the spot outside 2-2, but there’s no answer for the slider and it gets Barnhart swinging.  Ya know, I wish Rodon could locate that putaway fastball like he wants to – all Ks on the slider.  Zack Cozart takes a slider low, then a fastball on the fists barely bloops over second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and the Reds have their first hit.  Lucky one for sure there.  Hamilton takes ball one, 94 MPH fastball is in there, 92 is just outside – close call there K zone had it a strike – 94 on the outside corner is fouled back, then an 88 MPH slider again eats up another hitter on the hands and it floats over Bonifacio in almost the same exact bloop-hit trajectory for another single.  Man, unlucky hits there…  Slider way low to Byrd, 95 is in there, then 94 MPH somehow goes through the legs of Byrd, 2-1.  Actually went behind his legs and Soto still caught it, great save by the catcher there.  Slider goes low and in, Byrd swings at a 96 MPH heater high that was ball four and is late, but Rodon goes back to the slider and it’s low for another walk.  Afraid to trust that fastball in the zone on payoff pitches…  Votto takes 96 outside, 95 is inside, and with Rodon down 2-0, Soto comes out to chat for a second time.  95 gets a check swing foul, then a sexy, sinking 96 MPH fastball gets a swing-and-miss, 2-2:

Rondon-Fastball-1

Look at that dandy.  Even Soto motioned at the quality of that one.  But then 96 MPH that was supposed to be low and in is high and outside, and Votto inside-outs it for a 2 RBI single.  Well, the two lucky bloop singles hurt, but that one was laced.  Strike in there to Frazier, 94 again paints the inside corner, then that devastating slider that barely missed Frazier’s shoetops is swung over and missed for a huge K.  4 strikeouts now, and with 2 outs Phillips is first-pitch swinging at a slider in the zone and it gets an easy groundout.

Fourth Inning: Rodon opens the 4th with a slider in there, then bends a second one in the zone to get ahead of Mesoraco 0-2, slider dives into the dirt, then Rodon gets a big putaway strikeout with his fastball at 95 MPH high and on the outside edge for his 5th K.  Awesome to see the fastball get the K.  Boesch fouls the first one off, fastball on the hands dribbled first base side foul, then his 66th pitch is the killer slider sweeping off the plate for a swinging 6th K.  Barnhart takes a fastball outside, 93 off the outside edge is slashed foul, Rodon stays out there with 95 for a taken strike, slider is outside, 96 is defensively slashed away, 96 high and tight almost hits him, then fastball again at 95 MPH perfectly on the low outside corner is hit weakly to second for an easy groundout ending an easy inning.

Fifth Inning: Picking up another run of support and now up 3-2, Rodon starts Cozart with a 90 MPH pitch outside – maybe that cutter again – then 91 MPH gets strike one that certainly looks like a cutter. Fangraphs doesn’t list him having that pitch, but with the lower velo it seems like it’s additional fastball variant.  Good to see something else with the fastball/slider combo.  Seemingly cutter again at 92 catches the outside corner, four-seamer at 95 is low, slider bends low, then 93 on the outside corner is crushed to center, but Adam Eaton catches it on the run right on the edge of the track.  Man, I’m still scared that hitters sitting 3-2 fastball are going to get pitches to hit – first hard hit out tonight.  Fastball in there to Hamilton, slider low, fastball popped foul, 96 is just outside, 2-2 fastball fouled off, the 95 high and tight jams Hamilton and it’s a relatively easy play for Alexei Ramirez, two outs.  Great first-pitch slider to Byrd is strike one taken, fastball is just low, slider fouled back, then 97 is just a millimeter inside, 2-2.  Highest velocity of the night right there.  97 again is off the plate but slashed foul, then holy F!  98 MPH on the outside black is swung through and missed:

Rondon-Fastball-2

Perfect location as it was likely a strike anyway, and a great way to end another clean inning.

Sixth Inning: At 91 pitches, Rodon gets a slider in there to Votto 0-1, misses low, fastball is high and a bit outside, then a 94 MPH fastball is dumped to left center for a hit, Melky Cabrera got to the ball perfectly and guns Votto out trying to leg it into a double.  Surprised Votto went for it there.  Frazier takes strike one, fouls a 95 MPH heater on the outside edge off, maybe a hanging cutter high is fouled back, then 99 – yes 99 MPH (!!!!) is high in the zone and fouled back, and follows it up with an 89 MPH slider burying into the zone for his 8th K on his 100th pitch.  Nasty.  97 on the outside edge is slashed foul by Phillips, 97 again is inside – and geez look at this velo right now!  95 just blows him away upstairs 1-2, 98 is low and inside, slider low and outside, then slider again is low for Rodon’s 4th walk.  Again – that reluctance to throw 3-2 fastballs.  And with fastballs like 97 to Mesoraco on the first pitch who swings through it for strike one, I don’t see why.  Then 96 on the hands gets a lazy flyball to left, and that’ll end Rodon’s Major League debut with 6 strong innings and winds up with a W.

Final Line:  W  6.0 IP  109 Pitches (67 Strikes)  2 ER  4 Hits  4 Walk  8 K  Gamescore: 60  Gamescore+: 65.4

Final Analysis: Man, I knew Rodon threw gas and I knew his slider was legit, but topping out at 99 MPH and getting swings-and-misses like that?!  Awesome stuff.  Very glad to see him Gamescore+ come out well ahead of his Gamescore – strikeouts aplenty and two of the four hits were really unlucky bloopers that both scored.  Easily could’ve been a scoreless debut as he also battled a tight zone.

It all starts with the power fastball, which averaged 94.4 MPH this start.  Even that figure seems misleading since he seemed to throw a few cutters at 90-92 like how he opened the 5th.  Fangraphs doesn’t list him having a cutter, but maybe those get filtered out as the season presses on.  Rodon was routinely over 95, and I love seeing pitchers ramp up the velo through a start – just look at those readings in the 6th: 99, 97, 97, 98, 97, etc.  Then the bread-and-butter: a wipeout slider that can bend into the zone or sweep across it several feet and bury into the dirt.  It was slashing every which way and never hung – Rodon could still use a smidge more command with it, but that’s my only complaint.  Well above average as they are, Rodon is basically a two-pitch pitcher which scares me a bit.  He is developing a change-up with Don Cooper according to the White Sox broadcast, but it’s not ready quite yet.  We saw the issues of only two pitches in this start – hitters would sit 3-2 on fastballs and be able to make a better swing decision (lay off the slider for a walk or hack at the heater).  If Rodon even had an average change-up, he’d vault up a good bit higher.

I have a very easy comp – he’s a left-handed Chris Archer.  Dominant fastball, dominant slider, but if the command wanes at all it could be a tough night.  That was my concern with Archer when I broke him down two weeks ago, and whaddya know, he struggled with the slider and his command this past week for a couple of bad starts.  I’m not overly concerned with Archer, but I think Rodon is nearly what Archer is right now.  They’re still a little bit apart in my ranks since this is a rookie, this is his first start, and Archer does have a change-up he can sparingly sprinkle in, but Rodon is indeed in the must-own class and I’m excited to see how he holds up rest of season.

Razzball Baseball

JB’s Updated Top 100 SP

(rankings based on 12-team Roto, green for risers, red for fallers)

RANK SP, Team
1 Clayton Kershaw, LAD
2 Felix Hernandez, SEA
3 Max Scherzer, WAS
4 Chris Sale, CWS
5 Corey Kluber, CLE
6 David Price, DET
7 Madison Bumgarner, SF
8 Matt Harvey, NYM
9 Johnny Cueto, CIN
10 Zack Greinke, LAD
11 Stephen Strasburg, WAS
12 Jake Arrieta, CHC
13 Cole Hamels, PHI
14 Gerrit Cole, PIT
15 Carlos Carrasco, CLE
16 Garrett Richards, LAA
17 Sonny Gray, OAK
18 Michael Pineda, NYY
19 Jeff Samardzija, CWS
20 Jacob deGrom, NYM
21 James Shields, SD
22 Michael Wacha, STL
23 Collin McHugh, HOU
24 Jon Lester, CHC
25 Dallas Keuchel, HOU
26 Tyson Ross, SD
27 Chris Archer, TB
28 Jordan Zimmermann, WAS
29 Scott Kazmir, OAK
30 Yordano Ventura, KC
31 Danny Salazar, CLE
32 Francisco Liriano, PIT
33 James Paxton, SEA
34 Andrew Cashner, SD
35 Julio Teheran, ATL
36 Alex Wood, ATL
37 Lance Lynn, STL
38 Phil Hughes, MIN
39 Carlos Martinez, STL
40 Trevor Bauer, CLE
41 Jimmy Nelson, MIL
42 Jesse Chavez, OAK
43 Jake Odorizzi, TB
44 Carlos Rodon, CWS
45 Anibal Sanchez, DET
46 Gio Gonzalez, WAS
47 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY
48 Jason Hammel, CHC
49 J.A. Happ, SEA
50 A.J. Burnett, PIT
51 Mike Fiers, MIL
52 Jose Quintana, CWS
53 Mat Latos, MIA
54 Ian Kennedy, SD
55 Rubby De La Rosa, ARI
56 Jose Fernandez, MIA
57 Mike Leake, CIN
58 Archie Bradley, ARI
59 Danny Duffy, KC
60 Chase Anderson, ARI
61 Matt Shoemaker, LAA
62 Shelby Miller, ATL
63 Noah Syndergaard, NYM
64 Doug Fister, WAS
65 John Lackey, STL
66 Kyle Hendricks, CHC
67 Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA
68 Shane Greene, DET
69 Drew Hutchison, TOR
70 Taijuan Walker, SEA
71 Anthony DeSclafani, CIN
72 Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD
73 Edinson Volquez, KC
74 Aaron Harang, PHI
75 Bartolo Colon, NYM
76 Drew Pomeranz, OAK
77 Rick Porcello, BOS
78 Jered Weaver, LAA
79 Jesse Hahn, OAK
80 Aaron Sanchez, TOR
81 Miguel Gonzalez, BAL
82 Tim Hudson, SF
83 R.A. Dickey, TOR
84 Chris Heston, SF
85 Jon Niese, NYM
86 Alex Colome, TB
87 Nathan Eovaldi, NYY
88 Wily Peralta, MIL
89 Jake Peavy, SF
90 Chris Tillman, BAL
91 Kevin Gausman, BAL
92 Clay Buchholz, BOS
93 Alfredo Simon, DET
94 Wei-Yin Chen, BAL
95 Tim Lincecum, SF
96 Kyle Lohse, MIL
97 Ubaldo Jimenez, BAL
98 Travis Wood, CHC
99 CC Sabathia, NYY
100 Brandon Morrow, SD

Dropped Out: Alex Cobb, TB (Tommy John – same comment with Homer Bailey last week, they couldn’t figure this out sooner?!), Drew Smyly, TB (likely a torn labrum, ugh), Mike Minor, ATL (I guess we may never get a positive update on that shoulder…)

  • Both Sonny Gray and Pineda had monster weeks.  Gray took me a while to warm up to, but I’ve had Pineda higher than most since February.  Love me some Big Mikes!
  • Velocity still isn’t coming up for Jordan Zimmermann.  Officially scared.
  • Alex Wood‘s average against was .239 last year and is an obscene .314 this year.  BABIP is not unexpectedly (double negative police!) high at .378, but he’s survived an absolute beating since he hasn’t given up many homers.  Scared here too.
  • Jarrod Parker suffering yet another catastrophic elbow injury gives the A’s less depth and more hope Jesse Chavez sticks in the rotation ROS.  He’s probably an own-and-don’t stream in all leagues at this point for me, even though he hasn’t been dominant.
  • I’m starting to get a gut feeling Rubby De La Rosa is about to go on a monster run.  The fastball velo is great, the change-up is fantastic, 38:10 K:BB so far in 37 innings, and the velo was the highest so far this year his last start…  Crossing my fingers as I’ve added him in a lot of leagues.
  • With each passing week, there’s less of a % of the season Jose Fernandez is missing…
  • Even off the nice game last night, Shane Greene is indeed looking more and more like Rick Porcello.  When he’s on, it’s a solid game with low Ks, when he’s off he’s crushed.  Better park and maybe a glimmer of upside that he finds the Ks again down the road keeps him higher than Slick Rick (who I know has looked better, but yeah…).
  • I’m still pretty anti-Shelby Miller as a lot of peripherals indicate some big luck has gone his way.  That said, he does look better than last year, so there’s that.
  • Pumped to see Noah Syndergaard‘s MLB debut tomorrow night.  Expecting some big things.
  • Kevin Gausman is finally going to be a full-time starter!  Yay!  But he’s off shoulder tendinitis…  Boo…  So can’t move him up just yet.
  • My biggest fear with Alex Colome was he wouldn’t stick when everyone was healthy, but you can throw that out the window.  I’m still not huge on him, but he’s likely a starter ROS now.
  • I want to rank Dan Haren, but he’s had one of the easiest schedules so far (TB, @ATL, @PHI, WAS, PHI, @SF).  Couldn’t do it.

Are you feeling Rodonkulous?!  I wanted to use that in my title but Grey used it in one of his posts already!  And as always, let me know your thoughts on the ranks.  Happy pitching Razzball Nation!

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KingMolar
KingMolar
7 years ago

Hey man, how do u feel about Heston ROS? He’s available in my league and Im thinking of picking him up. Im in a 12 team H2H 5×5 league with QS instead of W, and have the following pitching: Strasburg, deGrom, A. Miller, Soria, Grilli, K-Rod, Boxberger, J. Nelson, J. Paxton, C. Rodon, G. Richards, and T. Ross.

Eric B
Eric B
7 years ago

Ran out of room again lol. How about Klubot…now thats the guy I’ve been looking for. Also it never fails if I drop Walker(which I did to activate Springer) he pitches well lol. We talked about Bauer being dropped above. Here’s my roster as is, you making any changes to add Bauer, or reclaim Walkerand is Ventura going to get better or what?
Staff
P Kluber
P Odorizzi
P Cole
P Salazar
P Paxton
SP Ventura
SP Fiers
RP Chapman
RP Britton
Bench RP Perkins
Bench SP Rubby
Bench SP Chavez

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Rubby has pitched better than Bauer and Walker the last 15 plus days, I know Bauer is ranked much higher but is he that much better than Rubby? And are Walkers last two starts and upside enough to replace Rubby? I contemplated dropping one of my two bench bats to add Walker or Bauer back to my rotation but Avisial and Choo are my lowest rated bats and both have been pretty good lately.

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Heres my bats for reference

C McCann
1B Freeman
2B Kipnis
3B Santana
SS A.Ramirez
OF Stanton
OF Calhoun
OF Soler
OF Betts
Util Pollock
Util Semien
Util Springer
Bench Avisail Garcia
Bench Choo

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Ok JB, after having a conversation with myself lol, see above posts it basically comes down to the following. Are you dropping Fiers, Chavez or Rubby to add Bauer and/or Walker. Don’t think I want to lose Choo or Avisial so I’d have to drop arms to add arms. hung in there a long time with walker an dhis last 2 starts have shown promise and of course Bauer was dropped so…ROS who do you like the most?

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks man, gotta hold Alexi because Semien is my only back up for 2nd/3rd/SS after dropping Lawrie(2b/3b).

Thanks for the follow up JB!

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Yeah I’m probably putting too much emphasis on having that roster flexibility but Ive been burnt by not having it in the past.

larry
larry
7 years ago

Been streaming these 3 guys nelson, frias, fiers. Which one do i drop to keep streaming the rest of the week I’m thinking nelson because he has the tigers next week -$19.9. And frias faces the giants twice next week and i like fiers in good matchups just don’t want anyone to pick him up. I don’t think anyone will pick up nelson.

MIke
MIke
7 years ago

What are your thoughts on Patrick Corbin? They say he is back June 4th if there are no setbacks.

Thanks…

Mike.

los locos
los locos
7 years ago

JB, 10 Team Keeper QS/K/9, WHIP ERA & SV)

Someone dropped Phil Hughes, can he turn his season around.

My staff is getting killed right now, drop Shoemaker for Happ, C Anderson (I’m feeling breakout – GUT) and Phil Hughes?

I have Pence coming back so it will free up my DL spot to put Darvish on it and get an extra pitcher…

How long of a leash does Bauer get on my team?

My ERA & WHIP have been through the roof, need to improve this.

Starters
SP Jesse Chavez RP,SP | OAK
SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
SP James Paxton SP | SEA
SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
RP Brad Boxberger RP | TB
RP Andrew Miller RP | NYY

Bench
SP Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
SP Yu Darvish SP | TEX
SP Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA

Ryan
Ryan
7 years ago

10 team points (6 player keeper). I’m barely hanging onto first place despite my lackluster pitching (Kluber, Samardzjia, Liriano, Hammels, Fiers, Streamers).

Getting offered either Ross or Shields for Wil Myers.

Yes? No? If yes… which one?

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

I have a hard time continuing to believe in Alex Wood. Why should I keep him on my team over a Mat Latos, the first choice on my wires? I need a silver lining reassurance of some sort since I just don’t see it myself.

Thanks…

Mike.

slimbo
slimbo
7 years ago

What’s up buddy. Need a pitcher bad

Keeper league, what pitcher would you target with cano bautista dozier or fielder? Wanna win this year :) maybe a 2 for 1?

Thanks

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Sounds like folt in ev itch

PapaJeanSegura
PapaJeanSegura
7 years ago

What up dude? Would you trade Cespedes for Yordano? Also what is up with Alex Wood? I just dropped him along with half of my pitching staff…rough year for my starters ( Samardzjia, Tyson Ross, Wood(dropped), Hahn(dropped), Leake, Volquez, just picked up Rodon, Keuchel, my one saving grace.)

PapaJeanSegura
PapaJeanSegura
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: OFs are Polanco, Springer, Harper, Span, Wil Myers, and Cespedes. I’m gonna see if I can do a little better than Yordano.

The Wongest Yard
The Wongest Yard
7 years ago

@JB:

Dungeons and Dragics from fantasy basketball here. 12 team 9 cat roto.

I just traded Koji Uehara for Carlos Carrasco and now my pitching looks like this:

Arrieta, Cole, Carrasco, Ross, Paxton, Nelson, Chavez

I really only need 5 starters to get to innings limit. I don’t mind carrying 6 and playing matchups from time to time but 7 is too much. Need to pick up some SAGNOF for my hitting. I see you have Nelson and Chavez right next to each other. Who’s the drop? Or is it really more of a stream spot in your head?

Meet the Jets
Meet the Jets
7 years ago

Hey JB,

Thanks for the update, always look forward to your rankings. I’m going to see Syndergaard’s debut in person tonight!

Thoughts on starting Kennedy @ Seattle? Losses count against in my league. Thank you!

Mikey
Mikey
7 years ago

Drop Alex Wood or Hammel for Rodon? Thanks

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

Or you could say he’s the Sox’s new Chris Sale, lefty, wipeout slider and throws cheese!

Speaking of Sale, his struggles are down to his lack of slider usage “to keep him healthy” apparently. So they want him to be healthy but not good now? Let him throw his money pitch goddamnit! Of course this is the first year I’ve owned him typically, so he’s really pissing me off right now. That Twins catastrophy was embarrasing, and I’m worried he may not be his old self again if he stays away from the slider now. Another bad start and would you look to shop?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Swfcdan
7 years ago

@Swfcdan: Oh and another struggling stud on my oh so ugly pitching staff(s) so far. Shark…. ugh. The k’s are returning but watched some highlights of that game and he’s giving up rockets too, and last night was to your crewers who lets be honest ain’t great! Haven’t owned him in quite a few years, has he always been this fly ball prone? If so it seems a massive red flag pitching in the Cell. You watch the game? Look to Cell I mean sell?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Well waddaya know, what were we worried about again!? Oh baby after all the pitching disasters ive had already this season, that one sure feels good! Though hes still not Michael Pineda, only 11Ks? cmon! Haha.

Good point about Shark, havent seen many of his games live but havent seen many splitters yet at all. Didnt that used to be his money pitch, has he abandoned it for some odd reason?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Cool will check back with you in later posts! Now Sharks just throwing that slider but when it hangs its yucky.

Klubes!!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Sure does.

Finally reached the end of my patience with Desmond, dealt him for Carrasco in a keeper, your high ranking of him was my final decision maker! You still see stud potential in him then? Seems a case of Kluberitis, great K/BB just giving up a lot of hits. Maybe he’ll pull a Klube soon too!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Swfcdan
7 years ago

@Swfcdan: Be good to see a profile on him sometime. One for the waiting list!

Eric B
Eric B
7 years ago

Seems to be a recurring theme that we run out of room on are pitching discussions lol. Looking forward to Rubby pitching well today, have him Fiers and Pax on the bump. That lineup has the potential for good things or it could get scary quickly lol.

I’m happy my Braves won last night but I own RP Chapman and he’s been touched up a bit the last two games, hopefully it’s just a bump in the road because RP’s are hard to come by in this league.

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Hey JB quick question, looks like Springer may get activated from the DL later this week. I’ll post my roster below, knowing my staff struggles of late who are you dropping to activate Springer?
(5×5 HTH OBP league)
Bats
C McCann
1B Freeman
2B Kipnis
3B Santana
SS A.Ramirez
OF Stanton
OF Calhoun
OF Soler
OF Betts
Util Pollock
Util Semien
Util Avisail Garcia
Bench Lawrie
DL C Yan Gomes
DL G. Springer
DL O.Arcia

Staff
P Kluber
P Odorizzi
P Cole
P Salazar
P Paxton
SP Ventura
SP Walker
RP Chapman
RP Britton
Bench RP Perkins
Bench SP Fiers
Bench SP Chavez
Bench SP Rubby

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: I’m thinking Walker or Brett Lawrie(my bench bat). I’m gonna have a bigger dilemma when Yan Gomes returns, dont think I can just drop McCann. McCann is certainly more valuable than Lawrie, even if it is a one catcher league, so if Walker ended up being the drop for Springer, Lawrie probably would have to go for Gomes.

Well here’s hoping Pax and Rubby(along with Fiers for me) perform admirably. Thanks as always for the knowledge; because knowledge is power!

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Pax had a few too many walks but didnt get blown up, Rubby’s stats seemed ok, gave up a bunch of hits but seemed solid. Would you still keep Rubby over Walker going forward?

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Agreed, but would you rather have Bauer than Rubby or Walker ROS? Someone just dropped him after a couple of shaky starts.

Ive made things complicated for myself by dropping Lawrie for Choo(who’s started to heat up). That means I have to drop Choo or one of Rubby or Walker to activate Springer. My O is struggling a little in my current match up, hence adding Choo, didnt realize Springer was going to be activated today.

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Also when Corbin comes back (reportedly on June 4th) who’s the odd man out in the D’Backs lineup?

Ships
Ships
7 years ago

I’ve been offered Braun for Carrasco and Latos. I have decent OF depth with starting 3 of Upton, Heyward, Polanco and Martin. Feel like I need a power bat in the OF. Pitchers are Cole, Pineda, Hughes, Burnett, Happ, C Anderson, Chavez and Ryu.

Do I make the trade? Worried I’ll only be playing one of Heyward, Polanco or Martin. Too much OF depth.

Thanks in advance.

PeteRosesRevenge
PeteRosesRevenge
Reply to  Ships
7 years ago

@Ships:

Basically Braun for Carrasco if you have another reliever why not. I dropped Latos awhile ago you are not losing anything there.

phil
phil
7 years ago

I am a 3 SP plus streaming guy, but because some people were dumping pitchers, I now have:
Zimmermann, Salazar, Samarzdija, and Syndergaard. I also have Bolsinger who I am going to give 2 starts to before I decide. If you only wanted 2 or 3 of the first 4 in a 12 team roto with a 1600 innings cap, who would you try and trade?

Breezy
Breezy
7 years ago

Have fiers, nelson, anderson, would you keep streaming these guys or hold onto any one of them?

dave
dave
7 years ago

Would you start frias vs miami is he a good streamer for this start?

bb
bb
7 years ago

Start Brett Anderson vs Rockies in LA, Travis Wood vs Mets In CHC, or hutch vs astros in houston

dom
dom
7 years ago

I don’t know what to make of Shoemaker…. not sure if the Angels are even a good team.

Why are you low on Fister? Lack of K’s? He’s attractive to me in my 12 team h2h with W, L, QS, IP, K, WHIP, ERA cats. Does that make sense? Or is he about the 60th best pitcher in that format at well? If that’s the case I could definitely get something better than the 60th best pitcher in a trade.

dom
dom
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: I see. So what makes Keuchel rank 40 spots higher than Fister on this list?

JD Hassett
Otwins
7 years ago

Was offered Kluber for my Richards – it is a 4X4 league no whip.
What say you?

Carnac
Carnac
7 years ago

Was hoping for a profile of last week’s Tyler Matzek start.

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

Well obviously those swings/misses were out of pity, part of Goldschmidt’s campaign for Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

This is truly the essence of the Roberto Clemente Award.

phil
phil
7 years ago

Great update. Is it time to try and buy low on Price?

Fiers has had 3 starts where he has given up at least 4 runs each, and 3 other starts where he has given up 4 total. I have started him the wrong 3 times. I like Ks, but am I crazy to start him again tmw? Maybe he’s just not that into me.

PeteRosesRevenge
PeteRosesRevenge
Reply to  phil
7 years ago

@phil:

I would what do you have to lose?

I just put a low ball in for Price maybe i’ll catch the guy on the right day looks like he might have packed it in, The poor guy came out of the drafit with Price, Wainright, Cobb, Lawakuma and Zach Wheeler and has not dropped them but has lucked out he is still 4-1 on the season. He hit everyone on their down week. Go figure

phil
phil
Reply to  PeteRosesRevenge
7 years ago

@PeteRosesRevenge: Thanks

phil
phil
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks, worst comes to worst, I at least get my 8Ks in 5 innings

PeteRosesRevenge
PeteRosesRevenge
7 years ago

I just Picked Up Rodon, dropped YouArebaldo Jiminez…….

My pitchers are
Trevor Bauer, Liriano , Tyson Ross, Matt Shoemaker,Jason Grilli, Carlos Martinez and Samardzija

I was offered this trade today Joc Pederson and Corey Kluber I would give up Andrew McCutchen and Carlos Gomez. Pederson is killing it but McCuthen does it every year.

Any you guys hanging onto Rendon and Pence? I have them clogging up my bench along with a pair of Carlo’s (gomez and gonzolez) I was hoping one would go on a tear and be trade bait.

PeteRosesRevenge
PeteRosesRevenge
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin:

Agree I’m going to hold it is a long season so can’t drop Rendon, we should find out about Pence soon enough is what I figure. Rodon could be a score!

The Chad
The Chad
7 years ago

I have Montero at C. Should I trade Leake for Norris at C or pick up Mesoraco and wait for him?
I have Bum, Ross, Richards, Ventura, Chavez, and Paxton at SP. I could also drop Bogaerts since I traded Pineda for Frazier at 3B. SP on wire are Hughes, Latos, Martinez, Peralta, Hutchison, Greene, Buchholz.

PeteRosesRevenge
PeteRosesRevenge
Reply to  The Chad
7 years ago

@The Chad:

I would what do you have to lose?

I just put a low ball in for Price maybe i’ll catch the guy on the right day looks like he might have packed it in, The poor guy came out of the drafit with Price, Wainright, Cobb, Lawakuma and Zach Wheeler and has not dropped them but has lucked out he is still 4-1 on the season. He hit everyone on their down week. Go figure

greg
greg
7 years ago

Okay…..I’m gonna be sick. Colome and DeGrom going tonight and both have lit up my pitching stats that I’ll need lightning from everyone else to survive. Colome was a flier anyway, but I’m concerned about DeGrom. What’s up? That’s three in a row where he’s come unglued. And early.

And I dropped CMart, but maybe regretting it.

Right now at a loss: Have—

DeGrom, Wacha, Archer, Rodon, Colome, Karns, JNelson, JFernandez (DL)

On wire (for now), Niese, Chavez, HSantiago, MMoore (DL), Rubby, CMart (no-one has grabbed him), MGonzalez (both of them-miguel and marco), Delgado, CAnderson, Frias, WPeralta and the usual suspects….

What would you do with my rotation? Streaming is hard because of add limits for season, but any ROS worth it in that bunch over what I’ve got? UGH UGH UGH

Thanks!

greg
greg
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin:

Those were guys I know I should have picked but I guess I liked living dangerously. For some reason I have had trouble believing in Chavez despite all evidence to the contrary…sigh.

Thanks man!

tyler
tyler
7 years ago

Thanks JB, I loverr these posts a and def love the podcast too. I basically have 7 starters in your top 40 pitchers, and being in a 12 team 30 man roster league would think I should be killing the pitching stats (just all things being equal and even, every team would have around 3 of these guys in a 12 teamer, right?)
Harvey
Carrasco
McHugh
Ross
Wacha
A Wood
nelson

The only outlier is Bucholtz, ands I am carrying 4 relievers. Will my ratios even out? I feel like Ross/Wood/Carrasco/ have had some early season struggles that COULD prove for bad ratios. I also recently cut Taijuan, which will hopefully help, but DSL you seer these guys being any better?

tyler
tyler
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: awesome! I currently have a 4.05 ERA and 1.28 Whip which is pretty concerning. I liked Walker coming in to the season, but he couldnt string together 2 quality starts. absolutely agree Bucholtz is shaky, but I was shockers to see his FiP ands xFip were much lower than his ERA. When K Jansen comes back I could drop Y Garcia for Walker again. He’s so hard to trust man!

joeg414
joeg414
7 years ago

With Bolsinger Starting on Tues and maybe Sunday , is Frias still getting a start this week ?

RotoLance
7 years ago

Is Syndergaard not expected to be up long? I’m surprised you ranked him lower than Rodon, but sort of happy because I didn’t bid enough FAAB to acquire Syndergaard but instead settled on Rodon and I had only placed a $0 bid for Rodon. I know stuff wise they may be totally different but stats wise it seems Syndergaard could be Rodon without the bad walk rate.

Gio
Gio
7 years ago

Have Russell and Castro in a keeper. Advise moving castro for a gray/samardzija type pitcher or hold?

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

JB, need pitching in a 15 team keeper:(keep 11)

Rizzo & Bruce too much for Salazar Lynn Chris Carter?

Eric B
Eric B
7 years ago

Love the updates JB. I depend heavily on your rankings and your feedback when it comes to my staff. As we previously discussed I too suffer from NC bias being born and raised here. But I bleed red not blue so I ‘m a big fan of Rodon…unfortunately though I do not own him.

I see Colome made the rankings, I ended up streaming him and struggled with dropping him, same thing happened with Happ and both have since been picked up. Syndergaard also made a nice jump, and yep, you guessed it, missed out on him too lol.

I’m not quite sure who the next arm up to make an impact will be. Any ideas…Heaney, Marco maybe? Seems odd that the Cards would start Garcia if he were healthy over Marco, but that’s what I’ve heard… maybe that’s just lip service. I’m looking forward to seeing Urias eventually and Glasnow, CJ Edwards, Matz could all be really good, just not sure any of them are that close.

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin:Ha, rub it why dont’cha lol. Our league is only 4 keepers per year for no more than 3 years in a row, so I cant quite reach for guys until late in the season. Well unless they’re contributing. Here’s my staff after my latest moves…thoughts?

Staff
P Kluber
P Odorizzi
P Cole
P Salazar
P Paxton
SP Ventura
SP Walker
RP Chapman
RP Britton
Bench RP Perkins
Bench SP Fiers
Bench SP Chavez
Bench SP Duffy

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: I was just about to post here…he’s killing me lol. But the wire offers the likes of Hutchinson, Frias, Folty, Rubby, Hendricks or Heston…sigh.

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Wait you like Rubby though, dump duffy for Rubby?

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Im contemplating either Rubby or trying to scoop up Franco prior to his call up. Which ones the better play JB?

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: here’s my complete roster:

(5×5 HTH OBP league)
Bats
C McCann
1B Freeman
2B Kipnis
3B Santana
SS A.Ramirez
OF Stanton
OF Calhoun
OF Soler
OF Betts
Util Pollock
Util Semien
Util Avisail Garcia
Bench Lawrie
DL C Yan Gomes
DL G. Springer
DL O.Arcia

Staff
P Kluber
P Odorizzi
P Cole
P Salazar
P Paxton
SP Ventura
SP Walker
RP Chapman
RP Britton
Bench RP Perkins
Bench SP Fiers
Bench SP Chavez
Bench SP Duffy

Not hurting at 3rd but Ive been using Semien a lot at SS with lexi’s struggling, which leaves only lawrie backing up Santana. I also currently have only one bench bat butif you think Rubby can help stabilize the back end of my staff then maybe I should stay SP heavy. Franco would be more for power and the potential to sell high; I flipped Russell for Calhoun and Salazar earlier this season.

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Eric B
7 years ago

@Eric B: Well mute point now as Franco just got picked up, did manage to dump Duffy for Rubby though, now as the Gambler would say ? Rubby dont take your love to town ?

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
7 years ago

Glad to see you aren’t giving up on Carlos Martinez. I think his results are not indicative of what he’d been doing.

He has the second highest HR/FB ratio in the league — 25%! that’s ridiculous. that’s like if the brought in the little league fences while he’s on the mound.

Then look at his Zone%. he’s in the zone about 44% of the time, but his BB/9 is a crazy high 4.64. A lot of that might come from inexperience and inability to throw a pitch when he really needs to, but I’d expect a BB/9 much closer to 3 than 5 with a 44% Zone%. (Tyson Ross has also suffered similarly in this metric. he has a 44% zone% and a BB/9 over 5).

You know who else has a similar Zone%? Clay Buchholz, who people are pointing to as a buy low (including Grey), and I agree with that. Buchholz’s BB/9 is 3, even though he’s in the zone the same % of the time as Martinez.

Other pitchers with similar (or worse) Zone%s
Gerrit Cole
James Paxton
Gio Gonzalez
Danny Salazar

Martinez has a 4.89 ERA, but a 3.64 xFIP, so the advanced statistics, primarily the HR/FB, indicate he has been very unlucky.

I think he’s a decent hold or pickup if you can afford the spot. I’d expect him to have better results going forward than what we’ve seen so far.

stantonovation
stantonovation
7 years ago

SS help
carrying Alexei Ramirez and Rollins
only need one

Danny Santana is available, as is correa

should I drop one or both for either? (12 teams mixed)

Loudness of the Lamb
Loudness of the Lamb
7 years ago

I’m looking at Fiers lone start against ChiW-Sale vs Desclafani (ATL/SFG) vs Bradley’s supposed 1st start back vs the hapless Phils (Williams) in Az.

I’m like a judge at a seniors nudist pageant. I can’t bring myself to open my eyes to choose one. Who should it be???

sniff test
sniff test
7 years ago

Any issues with dropping Carlos Martinez while Rubby goes on his monster run?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
7 years ago

10 team h2h keeper. Better bottom of rotation guy going forward for the year….DeSclafani, Rubby, C-Mart?
We have keeper rules for rookies, so DeSclafani gets a slight bump in my mind, but enough to get over either of the other 2?

sniff test
sniff test
7 years ago

What do you think of Grey’s latest buy recommendation, Bucholz? He’s pretty far down your list.

Gonzo_The_Great
Gonzo_The_Great
7 years ago

Man oh man, my pitching has just been run through the ringer this year. Lost Smyly and Cobb. Kluber and Wood continue to disappoint (though at least Kluber’s strikeouts look about right). Thank god Miller and Keuchel have been over-performing.

In regards to the latter (Keuchel), Grey was pretty firmly in the sell high camp last week. I see his point on some of the advanced stats, but I’ve been (blissfully ignorant?) tempering the expectation of regression against the fact that he was a very solid pitcher last year, so there is some evidence for not expecting the floor is going to completely fall out (like Greene’s appears to have). Where do you fall on his likely regression? Should we be expecting his ERA to triple by the break, or are we seeing legitimate progression based on last year?

chucky
chucky
7 years ago

Don’t know too much about Frias, from the land of fruits and nuts. Im seriously considering starting him with the 2 starts at home v Mia and Col. That pushes Gio to the curb v the heavy RH lineup in the desert. I know its cute but WTF. Ive been looking in the mirror all day, why not!

too $%#&* for this
too $%#&* for this
7 years ago

Also, are you starting Kazmir vs. BOS tonight? Sox struggle against lefties but stream-o-nator is down on it. I’m a sox fan and it looks like Napoli is heating up, Betts is hot, and with Hanley back this lineup is scary as hell again.

pistolofpete
pistolofpete
7 years ago

Just traded Harvey, Heyward (who I got for Heston) and Soler for Kershaw.
OF is now: Stanton, Harper, Puig, Myers, Melky
SP: Kershaw, Price, Arrieta, Samardzija, whatever I stream

Thoughts? I was personally thinking long term with Harvey’s innings caps and now being a great time to buy Kershaw cause his xfip numbers are half his ERA.

pistolofpete
pistolofpete
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin:

Not gonna lie…there’s already a hole in my heart because of Harvey’s departure :/

too $%#&* for this
too $%#&* for this
7 years ago

Love these man, keep up the great work. You’ve been on point these last two years, really impressive rankings.

10 team 5×5 roto keep 7. Just got offered my Wong and Kazmir for his Gerrit Cole and Addison Russell. You likey? Kazmir is solid but you know his arm is gonna fall off in the 2nd half and I could use a boost in K’s, whip/era streamers have me at 5th in K/9 (top 2 in other pitching cats).

Staff is Arrieta-McHugh-Pineda-Carrasco-Kazmir-Chavez. I’m tops in all hitting categories.

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Carlos Rodon a pale horse.

Relsh
Relsh
7 years ago

Another great analysis. In a weekly 6×6 league, who would you rather start: Drew Hutchinson @ HOU, Jonathon Niese @ CHC, CJ Wilson vs COL, or CC Sabatha @TB/@KC?

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

Reddick sits on my bench and I need another closer. The following trade was proposed in my 10 team OBP H2H league. I’m a little scared about Sale’s performance. You have him ranked higher than MadBum but I fear his injury history & wonder if he’s hiding another. Should I do it?

My Bumgarner, Soria & Reddick for his Sale, Robertson & Hector Rodon

peter quill
peter quill
7 years ago

JB… Rendon for Matt Harvey straight up, keeper move, contracts are both identical and need to be extended going forward. Who you got?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
7 years ago

JB!!

Really fine article, man! Highly appreciated, keep up the good work. I have Rodon salted away in one league, but am afraid of signing him up in all 4 leagues ’cause of Ventura. Doesn’t look good for him to get a start this week.

a. Would you start Syndergaard for his two-start in a shallow 10-team league? My other options are: Cashner at home versus Scherzer or Yordano Ventura at Texas versus Gallardo. I think it’s probably better to start Cashner. At 1-6 he can’t get any worse in the Loss column.

b. Any idea on when Jansen will be activated from the DL? I thought it was a lock that he’d be back this week but it’s looking less and less of a possibility.

Cheers,
Ante

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Awesome awesome post. Big thanks for it, I especially loved the Rodon break down.

And now for a question…

In a standard 5×5 weekly lineup league, which 1 of these 2 would you roll with this week?

Paxton vs SD + vs BOS
Simon vs MIN + @ STL

viv_savage
viv_savage
7 years ago

Pick two out of three for H2H points league this week: [email protected], [email protected], & Carrasco (2 starts)?

viv_savage
viv_savage
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks. Would you leave the 2-starters Colome & Duffy active over Salazar?

Warren
Warren
7 years ago

Worried about the walks from G-Rich or just early season rust?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
7 years ago

Why is Vogt hitting 6th? And okay to drop Shoemaker, correct?

los locos
los locos
7 years ago

Love these articles…

Nate Karns was walking alot of people, but he been pretty good as of late.

10 team keeper league:

Would you drop a player like Bauer for someone like Happ or Anderson.. I missed out on DeLaRosa over the weekend.

I am dropping Shoemaker to play Anderson this week vs Philly.

How you feel about Paxton start this week at home vs. Padres and Red Sox?

Current Rotation:
Kershaw
Strausburg
Salazar
Chavez
Paxton

Bench
Darvish DL
Bauer
Shoemaker

los locos
los locos
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: keep either 3 or 4 pitchers. 7 Total players.

I liked to start Paxton, little cautious because of Padres right handed bats.

Blake
Blake
7 years ago

rodon will not get a start this week will he? I have to start 7 pitchers (15pts for a win, 1 pt for a SO and that’s it:

C Archer
M Pineda
C McHugh
T ross
N Eovaldi
A Wood
D Salazar
C Rodon

You sit any of those for Rodon this week?

slimbo
slimbo
7 years ago

Which side in a 1 year

Grandal lind and Carlos martinez
or
Salazar

slimbo
slimbo
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin:

It’s a 8 teamer. Don’t really wanna just drop lind or grandal but I need to activate yelich and syndergard so I’m trying to free up some room :)

Thx

Bad At FBB
Bad At FBB
7 years ago

Would you drop Iwakuma for Rodon? H2H pts league.. Thx

scott steelers
scott steelers
7 years ago

yessss!! Only reason I like Mondays is this article. So I have a trade opportunity. First of all I actually heard Zimmermann velocity was back yesterday. True? This is my OF situation.
OF: Betts, Gardner, Reddick
Util: Pollock
Bn: A Guerrero
DL: Puig, Pence, Rios
Rotation is Scherzer, Salazar, Shelby, Carrasco, Samardzija, Rodon, Zimmerman, Hammel. (I took the deal that was Rodon, Samardzija, Gardner, d’Arnaud for Mccutch)
My question is should I trade Zimmermann + either Pollock or Reddick for G Richards? I’m gonna end up having to drop a few people to make room for my guys coming back. Wanna try and get something outa them

NickfromtheRoc
NickfromtheRoc
Reply to  scott steelers
7 years ago

@scott steelers: that’s one hell of a trade….. let me know if you ever have openings in your league.

brian
brian
7 years ago

j a haap is a little high

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: What’s the opposite of “name value”? ;-) You guys need a Glossary Term for under-owned players with no “red flags” other than their name. It took me weeks to pick up Happ and now that he’s on my team, I love him (as long as I don’t remind myself that JA Happ is on my team).

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: haha I like it, kind of like a reverse Memento.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: haha yes!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
7 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Or maybe like a Voldemort-style thing… “He-who-shall-not-be-named – 7IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6Ks”

randalf04
randalf04
7 years ago

Thoughts on Jimmy Nelson ROS?

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

Would you trade Ortiz and Bryant for Sherzer and Cueto?

Ron
Ron