I never really liked Gavin Lux. Never drafted him before. Not the kind of guy I buy usually. I want big power or speed upside from my rookies. Especially speed. Five category? Well, Luis Robert can canoodle my noodle any time. Nick Madrigal? Okay, fine, but his hit tool is insane. Carter Kieboom? More like a Kie-fizzle in that platoon. I want dem wheels or dem big muscles. Gavin Lux does what? Few homers and a few steals, and hits maybe .260? I never draft that! Dot dot dot. Usually. I can’t believe I’m rostering that ess oh bee on my Tout Wars team. I think I was price enforcing, that’s at least the story I’m going with and don’t end sentences with with — dah! If Chris Taylor really does get 60-games’ worth of ABs over Lux, it doesn’t make him a posh upgrade, but simply a good flyer due to lineup, i.e., counting stats vs. a Taylor H.A.M. sighting. I moved down Gavin Lux in my top 500 and top 20 2nd basemen. Hopefully, Gavin Lux is up after only six games to a week, due to service time. He must’ve ruffled some feathers when he complimented Lasorda by saying he really liked the “sauce” at the team’s quarantine spaghetti dinner. IT IS GRAVY!!! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Jimmy Nelson – Hit the 45-day IL, which is also nicknamed the “Why don’t you just opt-out and go watch Netflix” List.
Matt Adams – Could be the Braves’ DH over Austin Riley vs. righties. *screaming at the heavens while it downpours* Take me, God! I no longer wish to carry on! *tastes rain* Hey, the rain should be flavored seltzer. You ever consider that? God, are you there? Hello? So, this could absolutely suck for Austin Riley’s playing time, but hopefully someone comes to their senses. Namely, Snitker.
Sean Manaea – Velocity is topping out at 89 and averaging 87 on his fastball. Which is roughly same as Bryce Harper’s dad during a Home Run Derby. In my top 60 starters, I said not to draft Manaea. That is reenforced with this news.
Colin Poche – Torn UCL and will miss season, and most, if not all, of next year. Come here, sit on my lap, and let me tell you why we can’t have nice things–Figuratively! Get off my lap! Or at least put a mask on your ass. Poche was removed from my top 500.
Luis Urias – Will begin the year at the alternate training site. Not saying Luis Urias is the second coming of Brett Lawrie, but I’m also not saying I wouldn’t be surprised if Urias randomly starts running into the stands and misses four years while everyone calls for his breakout.
Masahiro Tanaka – Hit the IL with some flutters in the cabeza, but he should be fine by the 2nd week of the season. In other words, he’s missing one-eighth of the season.
Jordan Montgomery – Optioned to the alternative training site, where they practice alternative training like throwing arrows while making a swoosh sound, lifting Telex machines and running in place in elevators.