Never once did I think I would be writing about a creeper older than I am, and yet here I am, talking about Torii Hunter. Being the ageless wonder (or is it the wonder of agelessness, I’m not really sure), he still suits up every day and goes out and plays. I was racking my brain for some kind of analogy for the creeper and I found my inspiration from the Paleolithic 80’s flick Quest for Fire, for like this movie, we are just a bunch of uncivilized men searching for a player to catch fire. So why not a Hunter? Haha…get it? Okay, I’ll stop with the bad jokes. Hey, at least I didn’t do Caveman with Ringo Starr. Come to think of it, Hunter could be considered the Twins Ringo. Doesn’t really matter if he’s there or not. Oh well, the moment has passed and now we move on to why we are here…

This week, the 13% owned Torii Hunter gets a lot of love from the Hitter-Tron ($12.7 play for the week) and I have to concur with Razzball’s robot. I like to pick my battles with that machine, because as we learned from the Terminator movies, they will rule the world. I’m going to lay out a few points about why to like Torii this week. First, going back to April 15th, Torii has hit safely in every game but one with two multi-hit efforts and a dong for good measure… heehee. That’s momentum my friends. Second, he’s hit .316 at Target Field this year, and over the last three years batted .370 there. Third, yes there is a third with me, he hits a combined .285 against the Detroit trio he faces and .276 against all Detroit pitchers with 4 home runs. In his Chicago match-up, he bats .333 against the starters he faces (he’s never faced the shark) and the great match-up here for you batty callers is with John Danks who he just absolutely crushes (4HR’s and .320 BA in 50 AB’s). Fourth, there is no fourth, that is reserved for the four horsemen …WOOOOOOO! By the way, here is the Ric Flair documentary if you an hour-fifty to kill. Lastly with Torii, is that I don’t think he’s done yet. His ground ball rate is crazy high and his line drive rate is way down, but its starting to turn a corner. I would give him a shot if you need a fill in this week and missed on some of the other hot schmotato’s that have been gobbled up on your waiver wire.

Frankencatcher – Are catchers the new closers? The squatters are dropping like fly’s this year. Matt Wieters and Yan Gomes got joined by Jonathan Lucroy and Travis d’Arnaud on the DL this past week, and Devin Mesoraco might as well be on the DL. He has all of three plate appearances since April 12th. Just put him on the DL Cincy, this is a friggin joke. This week I’m going with Kevin Plawecki. I grabbed him as soon as I lost TdA in the ‘Perts League and he dropped a dong off CC yesterday. Grey told you to buy him on Friday and I’m here to reinforce that. CAGNOF! Mike covered him in his Mets 2015 Minor League Preview and to quote our resident Schmidtanatic, Plawecki has an above average hit tool and average power. I guess you can call this a buy, but go buy him if you lost your catcher this week or are struggling with a replacement. He’s 7.2% owned and its rising. Now go get on it.

The Top 100 Hitters for Week 4

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
3 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
4 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI
5 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
6 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
7 Adam Jones OF BAL
8 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
9 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
10 Jose Bautista OF TOR
11 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
12 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
13 Corey Dickerson OF COL
14 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
15 Justin Upton OF SD
16 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
17 Bryce Harper OF WAS
18 Michael Brantley OF CLE
19 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
20 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
21 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
22 George Springer OF HOU
23 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
24 Joey Votto 1B CIN
25 Ryan Braun OF MIL
26 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
27 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
28 J.D. Martinez OF DET
29 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
30 Matt Kemp OF SD
31 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
32 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
33 Chris Davis 1B BAL
34 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
35 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
36 Jacoby Ellsbury OF BOS
37 Robinson Cano 2B NYY
38 Buster Posey C SF
39 Ian Desmond SS WAS
40 Jorge Soler OF CHC
41 Starling Marte OF PIT
42 Prince Fielder 1B TEX
43 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
44 David Ortiz DH BOS
45 Victor Martinez 1B DET
46 Jay Bruce OF CIN
47 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
48 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
49 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
50 Mark Trumbo 1B ARI
51 Brett Gardner OF NYY
52 Kyle Seager  3B SEA
53 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
54 Avisail Garcia OF CHW
55 Mookie Betts OF BOS
56 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
57 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
58 Wil Myers OF SD
59 Evan Longoria 3B TB
60 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
61 Matt Holliday OF STL
62 Jason Heyward OF STL
63 Jose Reyes SS TOR
64 Howie Kendrick 2B LAA
65 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
66 Adam LaRoche 1B CHW
67 A.J. Pollock OF ARI
68 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
69 Brian Dozier 2B MIN
70 Joc Pederson OF LAD
71 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
72 Brandon Moss OF CLE
73 Lucas Duda 1B NYM
74 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
75 Alex Gordon OF KC
76 Matt Carpenter 3B STL
77 Steven Souza OF ATB
78 Devon Travis 2B TOR
79 Leonys Martin OF TEX
80 Starlin Castro SS CHC
81 Melky Cabrera OF CHW
82 Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS
83 Ben Revere OF PHI
84 Kolten Wong 2B STL
85 Jean Segura SS MIL
86 Manny Machado 3B BAL
87 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
88 Kendrys Morales 1B KC
89 Neil Walker 2B PIT
90 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD
91 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
92 Billy Butler 1B OAK
93 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
94 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
95 Matt Adams 1B STL
96 Elvis Andrus SS TEX
97 Josh Harrison OF PIT
98 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY
99 Evan Gattis C HOU
100 Stephen Vogt C OAK

DL – Carlos Gomez, David Wright, Christian Yelich, Anthony Rendon, Hunter Pence, Alex Rios

  • This is my first major shake-up. I really wanted to wait until we got at least 100 AB’s before I started to carve this up but players are forcing my hand. Some players I still have faith in while others are fulfilling my preseason worries.
  • The biggest shake-up in the top 20 was the addition of Nelson Cruz. His pace is unreal, but until he gets hurt, which he most likely will, he stays here. The power is redonk and everyone that got a draft day deal should be popping some beers and pouring it over yourself.
  • Suavecito Souza and Devon Travis are getting their proper dues right now and have now cracked my top 80. The sample size is small but it keeps growing every day…that’s what she said I told her.
  • The Flying Zombino Brothers, Tex and A-Rod are officially in my top 100. They both have top 20 ISO’s with Tex leading all of baseball.
  • Don’t call me Psycho, unless you like to jam to the Sonics, but I can’t stop shooting Lo-Cain…up my list.
  • East Bay Moobs Butler has not let me down in leagues where I drafted him and he needs to get some love from someone other than the manager at the local Hometown Buffet. His K rate is down, wOBA is up, but that darn GB rate is high and the LD rate is too low. Lets ride the moobs for as long as we can.
  • I’ll be honest I was a little skeptical of Segura this year but so far so good. He still won’t have a ton of pop but his BABIP is reasonable and his K rate is down. Jean is a professional. (NSFW)
  • I believe I believe I believe in Steven Vogt!
  • I’ve had a few of you ask for some kind of indication of a player moving up and down the board. I’m going to run a few ideas by Jay and will get back to you soon.
  • I hope you like the little GIF I left for you. It’s like watching Tattoo hit a homerun.

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  1. Kid A says:
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    Wait, is this a weekly rank?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Kid A: where are the freaky skanks?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: its a bleekly bank

  2. Bryan says:
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    Jfoh,who do u like more, Marisnick or Aoki

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bryan: Marisnick

  3. Bryan says:
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    Sorry JFoh, Who do u like more Aoki or Valbuena?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bryan: Valbuena

  4. Jerry says:
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    Hey, J-FOH, which two would you rather have for rest of season: Buccholz, Burnett, Hammel, Leake and Porcello? Thanks and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: Hammel and Burnett. Its really a toss up between Buchholz and Burnett

  5. Kid A says:
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    Don’t you skip me, goddammit.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I was getting to it, I was asking the real questions first

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        WE will ask the questions and YOU will answer them.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: come wreck havoc in other people’s posts and we will talk.

  6. nick the dick says:
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    Jack doesn’t like cheeky pranks

  7. Kid A says:
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    But he has been known to stick it in leaky tanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sunday dinner? Mealy shanks

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: Mike! I see I have to mention your unhealthy infatuation with Schmidt to get you in here

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha…I’m always lurking

          nice job on the post bud

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mike: thank you

            do you only lurk over the net or do you take that show on the road?

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              My lurk game is pretty weak IRL

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Mike: then stop paralleling your Phillies

                • Mike

                  Mike says:
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                  If I knew what paralleling meant I might be insulted

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Mike: dammit you aren’t suppose to call me out on my made up words. I’m barely awake. How about this: your lurk game mirrors your Phillies

                    • Mike

                      Mike says:
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                      Paralleling is totally a word

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      lucky me?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Mike: MIKE!!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: is that code for the eye?

  8. cracker Jack says:
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    Howdy j-foh!

    Just got a notification that puig is now on the 15 day DL, at least they announced it before Monday when rosters lock in my weekly league.

    That being said how would you construct my OF:

    Bryce Harper

    Trumbo?

    Wil myers?

    Joc pederson?

    Bench I also have Steve Souza

    Here are available OF:

    Melky Cabrera, leonys Martin, denard span, Dexter fowler, ender inciarte, Josh reddick, Juan lagres, odububal Cabrera (SS/OF), Nick markakis.

    Here are players I could add for utility spot;
    I’m not repeating myself with above OF’ers Zach cozart, will middlebrooks, adeiny hechavarria, Marcus semien(2b/3b/SS), moustakas, yonder Alonso.

    My utility is Wilmer Flores .

    Or add a two start pitcher?
    Looks like max scherzer is battling an injury & may miss a start . Do you think Jeff smardjza misses any starts this week or would that be for week 5 since he is appealing?

    I was thinking of adding john lackey who has two games in St. Louis (Phillies & pirates.) or Jason hammel (pirates & Brewers.)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @cracker Jack: Harper Trumbo and Myers for sure. Use Souza for your Utility. I’d go get Martin.

      Is this H2H? How many OF spots?

      • cracker Jack says:
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        @J-FOH:

        H2h points format, weekly lock

        We start 4 OF’ers,

        Here’s the rest of my team;

        C: Vogt

        1b: Carlos Santana

        2b: howie Kendrick

        3b: Todd Frazier

        SS: Hanley Ramirez

        Infield spot: Kris Bryant

        OF’s I’ve mentioned above

        DH: Edwin encarncian

        Utility: as of now it’s Flores but that’ll change

        Bench; Addison Russell, Napoli, Souza, wil Myers.

        Pitching side:

        We start 6 pitchers

        P- max scherzer

        P- Jeff smarjdza

        P- Matt Harvey

        P- Jacob degrom

        P- Colin mchugh

        P- Jimmy Nelson

        Bench: Carlos rodon, Shane Greene.

        With it likely scherzer misses a start due to his thumb would you keep or drop rodon to add either lackey , hammel both have two starts or add either Archie Bradley, Danny Salazar, or Brandon McCarthy?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @cracker Jack: hold greene for now, drop Flores and add Salazar, and start Souza in the utility. I would drop Napoli and grab Hammel and play him over Greene for the two start if you really think you need the extra game starts. With weekly locks you will never play Napoli over EE, Santana or Bryant so he’s pretty pointless.

          • cracker Jack says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Thanks bud! & you’d still add & start leonys Martin in OF this week ? So it would be Harper, trumbo, wil Myers & leonys Martin?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @cracker Jack: I’d start Pederson over Martin for now. Martin will ride the bench

  9. Rob says:
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    I’m in a 6×6 TB, H2H league. Currently, I’m projected to finish last in HR, RBIs, and TB. But I’m currently projected to finish first in SB and third in AVG. Should I drop ARod for Pagan? Doing so puts me in first for AVG and further solidifies my SB lead. Below is my complete roster. Any other advice is deeply appreciated. Thank you.

    Yadier Molina; Adam LaRoche; José Altuve; Matt Carpenter; Elvis Andrus; Adam Eaton; Jorge Soler; Ben Revere; Dee Gordon; Álex Rodríguez; Carlos Gómez

    David Price; Johnny Cueto; Jason Grilli; Cody Allen; Héctor Rondón; Neftali Feliz; Rick Porcello; Mark Buehrle; CC Sabathia (Streamed pitcher; will be dropped); Jacob deGrom; Drew Hutchison; J.A. Happ; Greg Holland

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Rob: I would hold A-Rod and try to build a more complete team moving forward

  10. Bryan says:
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    Jfoh, would u start Liriano?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bryan: I would

  11. With Waino out, I need to pick-up a SP. Debating between Salazar or Carlos Martinez. Who u like better ROS J-FOH?

  12. Greg says:
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    1) hitter related: worth stashing Guerrero? He seems poised to be like Abreu, go off in first year. But Mattingly……might prevent that if he doesn’t play him. How can he not? They looking for trade first??

    2) Pitcher q.: Would you do the same with Rodon? I mean, ALL sites said grab him, I did, and yeah, he’s bullpenning. Hahn is available. That’s about it. Would you keep Pomeranz?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Greg: I stashed Guerrero for a bit. Just depends on bench depth. I’d hold Rodon over those two

      • Greg says:
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        @J-FOH:

        My depth is not so hot since recently acquired Yellich went on DL as trade was finalized, but he’s starting today, and playing good defense…..I’m going to take a flier. (Would have won this week had Yahoo not reset my lineup after adding a player….someday I’ll have to remember that “feature” – read bug)

        Thanks.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Greg: that sucks…stupid f-ing Yahoo

  13. Andre says:
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    What’s up J-Foh?

    Well, so far my team is a dumpster fire. I have SEVEN guys on the DL!!! It’s also hurting that Kershaw hasn’t been Kershaw yet. Anyway, I just lost Zobrist, and I have no other SS…so I need to l know who would you pick up ROS? I have a limit on the number of moves I can make for the season.

    10 team Keeper league…Runs,Hits,HR,Avg, RBI, steals, and Walks.

    Hechavarria, Flores, Holt, Iglesias, Lowrie, Alcides Escobar, Galvis, Odubel Herrera, Owings, or A.Simmons? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Andre: Escobar is the safest add since you are limited on moves.

  14. mike Durkee says:
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    Nice write up. I’m looking for some batting help. I’ve got a few guys on DL. What’s your feeling on Ethier and Saunders? And while I’m digging how about Delmon Young?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mike Durkee: thanks I appreciate that. I would go with Saunders first but keeping an eye on Ethier

  15. Steven says:
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    10 Team AL Only Yahoo Keeper league. I’m hurting for some power and Rbis.
    Have SP – Hutch, Richards, Salazar, Bauer, Walker, Paxton
    RP- Cecil, Osuna, Castro, Gausman, Rodon
    on DL Parker, Moore.
    Hitters – Zunino, Cron, Kipnis, Bogaerts, Donaldson, Machado, A. Garcia, Calhoun, Marisnick, Saunders, and R. Castillo

    Thinking of trying to flip one of my SP for a decent 1b or c.

    Do you think something like Salazar for Vogt is too much? Or Richards for D. Norris (SP) and Vogt? I don’t want to part with either of them, as Walker and Paxton have been big dissapointments. But Walker and Paxton won’t get me much with the way they have pitched and the fact they are final year keepers.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steven: thats a bit much for Vogt, if you are willing to move Richards i would want more in return

  16. ryan t says:
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    Jimmy Paredes? What’s the word, schmotato or actually valuable?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ryan t: schmotato but worth a look

  17. JSF says:
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    Hey J-FOH,

    In a 3-OF, 2 UTIL H2H league, is Werth droppable at this point? Fowler available plus other OFs are Myers, Ozuna, Gordon and Soler. Could also use the spot to stream SPs.

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JSF: I’d hold on Werth. Give him a little more time

  18. Shivdaddy says:
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    12 team h2h points weekly

    Pick 3

    Drew Pomeranz @ TEX (texas cannot hit lefties)
    Adam Warren 2 starts TB Karns and @Bos Kellly
    Drew Smyly @NY Pineda
    Matt Shoemaker @ Oak
    Paxton @Hou Feldman

    Scoring for Pitching Categories Name Settings
    B Balks -.5 points
    BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -.8 points
    BS Blown Saves -2.5 points
    CG Complete Games 5 points
    ER Earned Runs -1 point
    HA Hits Allowed -.2 points
    HRA Home Runs Allowed -.5 points
    INN Innings 2 points
    K Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
    L Losses -4 points
    NH No-Hitters 10 points
    PG Perfect Games 20 points
    PKO Pick Offs 2 points
    QS Quality Starts 2.3 points
    RL Relief Losses 1 point
    RW Relief Wins -3.5 points
    S Saves 7.5 points
    SO Shutouts 6.5 points
    W Wins 10 points
    WP Wild Pitches -.25 points

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shivdaddy: Pomeranz and smyly. I’d also check stream o nator

      • Shivdaddy says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Pick one more!

  19. Brian says:
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    NL Only League – minor trade question.

    Would you trade my Alex Guerrero for his Cameron Maybin?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brian: no. I’d hold Guerrero. I think his playing time will go up

  20. Sam says:
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    Is it time to give up on Arcia? I could lose Tomas instead, whoever stays will be a bench bat.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sam: dump Arcia at this point

  21. DominicanPower says:
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    Start Derrick Norris over Wilson Ramos and Wilmar Flores over Danny Santana this week?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @DominicanPower: coin flip on the catchers. Wouldn’t know without looking at schedule. Also check hitter tron. Start flores for sure

  22. Uncle Red says:
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    How do you rank these guys going forward in a 12 team H2H OPS league?

    Saunders, Snider, Guererro, Marisnik, Fowler, Cron.

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Uncle Red: Marisnick and Fowler

      • Uncle Red says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks bud! I agree. Looks like Cron starting to get hot too. 4-4 today!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Uncle Red: his manager is the reason for my hesitation

  23. Charlie says:
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    Sup, J-Foh

    Trade question for ya. Trade my Matt Harvey for Tulo and Starling Marte? 16-team dynasty league.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Charlie: in a heartbeat, that would be a huge pull

      • Charlie says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: Thanks, I’m in agreement for the most part. It’s a H2H points format (10 pt. wins) so I’m not sure if that changes your opinion. I have Correa and Giolito as MiLB guys.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Charlie: If you want a second opinion I’ll ping Mike to come by and throw in his two cents, he’s our resident Dynasty Master. My thinking is their is so much good young pitching and offensive scarcity that you have to go after the bats

          • Charlie says:
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            @J-FOH: Yeah, I’m just looking for a few opinions before I pull the trigger. With 16 teams I t’s a super deep league and pitching is at a premium. I do have Stras, Hamels, Shelby and Odorizzi, but Harvey is the guy I get hit up for most often (especially now). This is the best offer I’ve received for him.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Charlie: Mike just texted me back and he’ll be by in a while. Check back in a couple hours.

              If you make the move are there any arms to pick up?

              • Charlie says:
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                @J-FOH: Sounds good. Thanks, man. Well, let’s put it this way. I have Holland DL’d and will hold McCarthy for now (until we find out more) so I picked up Jesse Chavez. That’s where we’re at.

                My offense: Vogt/Yadi, Abreu, Utley, J-Roll/Peralta, Bryant, Giancarlo/Brantley/Pompey/Eaton. Slotting Tulo and Marte sounds nice, but Harvey is a big piece to move in this league. My trade partner just lost Waino so I think he’s trying to go big.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Charlie: opportunity knocks

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            agree with JFOH…I’d do it

            • Charlie says:
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              @Mike: Thanks, fellas. You guys are the best. I went ahead and did it.

              • jal179 says:
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                @Charlie:

                Awesome– Mr Marte stinks like a 30/30 dude and that’s good thing. Tulo confuses me and I never own him but always stare at his stat lines and wonder why i don;t ever grow a pair and just tiks it with him

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Charlie: ur welcome, hope it works out for you

  24. HappyHarry1958 says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6..1)Carlos Ruiz or AJ Peirzynski? 2)Chase Headley, Mark Teixiera, Jimmy Paredes? 3)Drop Oswaldo Arcia for any one-Marisnick, Legares, Canha, Saunders, Alex Guerrero….Thanks Man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @HappyHarry1958: ruiz, he gets more PT, tex, marisnick

  25. stumanji says:
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    Thoughts on Kris Karter? Currently rotting on my bench, but could replace him with Te(i)x. Hard to cut bait with a guy I paid $20 for hoping for 40 HRs…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @stumanji: tough call because of your investment. I’d go tex

  26. joeg414 says:
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    Hammel over Pomeranz ?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @joeg414: Pomeranz

  27. joeg414 says:
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    Lagares or Either ? 6×6 mixed daily roto

    • J-FOH says:
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      @joeg414: Lagares. Ethier will still split time

  28. Fine work J. Thank you. Very useful. Drafted Saunders and glad to see him activated after waiting out the DL. But, had Tomas higher three weeks ago & Fat Adams unexpectedly dropped, and both are available. Go with either instead? Or trust the draft day sleeper potential of Saunders in Toronto? Limited move H2H, so don’t want to waste a transaction. thanks again!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @zombie: thanks my man. with transaction limits, which I hate, I’d see what saunders first week is like. I’d you need to make the add go fat Adams first

  29. Agreed. Thanks for the always valued input.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @zombie: no problem, I’m always here

  30. JJ says:
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    Who would you go with at 2B?
    R.ODOR
    M.PRADO
    L.VALBUENA
    C.OWINGS
    C.UTLEY
    M.JOHNSON
    DJ LEMAHIEU
    W.FLORES
    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JJ: Valbuena. flores is 2nd eligible?

      • JJ says:
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        @J-FOH:
        yup. I was thinking of grabbing Owings as he seems to be heating up. You like Valbuena more? Or Flores?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JJ: yes i do, power is a premium and Valbuena and Flores are worth having for now

  31. The Chad says:
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    Should I drop Montero for Mesoraco? Or should I look to drop Paxton or Hughes to stash Mesoraco?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Chad: Its a tough call on Meso, he should be on the DL, are there an other catcher options? Is Plawecki out there?

  32. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Descalafani to pick up Jimmy nelson ??

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: Yes

  33. Bryan says:
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    JFoh, do u think Liriano for Fowler is a fair trade?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bryan: I’d prefer to be on the Liriano side.

      • Bryan says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Bryan: thanks for stopping in. Anytime

  34. Adam says:
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    Dozier or Addison Russell ROS??

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: Dozier, I need to see more from Russell

  35. Kid A says:
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    “Your logo looks like a sideways vagina, I find that to be racist. Don’t you”

  36. jal179 says:
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    Marisnick or Fowler until Yelich off the DL? The physical attributes (aka general sexiness) of Marisnick is intriguing.

    Secondly, Segura or Alcides ROS? 5×5 + Hits, OPS 10 teamer…. If it’s Jean, is Alcides + Joe Kelly a fair offer? I debated Jean and Alcides hard at draft and flt Alcides floor was safer but I regret my move and would like Segur now…. or does the KC lineup make Alcides close to as valuable?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: Marisnick, Segura. I think you can get more for Alcides

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks Foh. Not gonna lie, Alcides was such great value that Im fine holding him

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jal179: hear ya, maybe you can parlay it down the road

          • jal179 says:
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            @J-FOH:

            I lack the patience gene… I dropped Taj after his 2 poo starts… but am now convinced his gonna get 200 Ks baha

            • J-FOH says:
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              @jal179: its a marathon not a sprint….breathe…breathe

  37. James says:
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    Buenos noches j-foh

    Who would you rather have at 2b howie Kendrick or 2b (he’s currently only eligible at 2b in ESPN) Alex Guerrero ?

    If Kendrick you still add AG? It sounds like Dom mattingly will play him at OF this week too & he hit another HR today

    • James says:
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      @James:

      H2H pts

    • J-FOH says:
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      @James: Yo always start Kendrick. I would add AG if you have the space

  38. jal179 says:
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    Any longterm worries over Pooholes? I do believe I’ll try to grab big Tex for short term to fill my CI in my 10 teamer.

    I struggled in my draft with the Pujols pick vs Arenado (guess I’m not a complete Razzballer lol) but went full pussy mode and opted for the Zombino

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: I think the counting stats will eventually come around for Pujols but the average won’t be there. I was a little bearish on Nolan, the injury prone thing woried me. I would grab Tex for now

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Predicting this health shit is beyond challenging but would an AVG of .241, 26 HR, 87 RBI not seem entirely plausible for Teix if he played 150 games?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jal179: that looks like a ceiling

  39. s.sonics says:
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    Why so much love for Avi Garcia? Week 4 and he has done nothing.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @s.sonics: He’s still way off of his batted ball profile and at only 57 AB’s I’m not ready to demote him. Technically it’s only been 3 weeks. I had a lot of preseason love for him and with a nice spot in that batting order he should come around. Chicago collectively hasn’t clicked offensively and I think that is key. I wouldn’t panic if you own him and try to buy low if you don’t.

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        That RBI total is way off– agree on Mini Miggy being a perfect buy low candidate… Laroche hands Avisail the clean up spot come mid May woot

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jal179: we can only hope

  40. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league (-1 strikeout penalty),

    How would you rank Hundley, Joesph, and Plawecki for the next few weeks?

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness:
      Also, same points league, who would you pick up among Cozart, Segura, and Hechavarria for the next few weeks?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lemmingness: Plawecki over Joseph but its close

      • Lemmingness says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Sounds like a plan, thanks a bunch J-Foh

  41. Roll of SAGNOF, hear my cry says:
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    For this week, Hunter, Marisnick, Maxwell, or Gose?

  42. Andy says:
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    Do we have to worry about Cain missing two for sspn this week?
    Pick two for the week
    Cain
    Bruce
    Duda
    and
    Pederson

    I m pretty good w hr and sbs
    Weak on ave

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Andy: If thats the case i would go Pederson but without knowing all the matchups its a push with the others. I would guess Duda, his avg has been much better than Bruce. But I know it won’t last.

  43. Josh Freeman says:
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    J-Foh:

    drop Utley for Addison?? H2H pts league ROS

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Josh Freeman: I don’t like Utley at all and would gamble on Russell.

  44. Dommattingly says:
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    Had to drop Lucroy for Joseph. Now I dropped Joseph for Hundley. Are you saying I should drop Hundley for Plawecki? I’m not wantin to worry about catchers. Also, not feeling super hot about Eovaldi after tonight, hold over Paxton, Pomeranz, n. Martinez, Homer Bailey, and Brandon Morrow? Thanks Man! GOOD stuff!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dommattingly: I like Plawecki over Hundley. You can take a shot at Morrow over Evo

  45. Keith says:
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    Time to cut bait with Avisail Garcia? How come no Lind beneath your wings?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Keith: nope too earmy on avisail. I need to see more on Lind. He almost made the list but fell just shy. Like I said in the post when we get to 100 AB’s we can get a better picture on the guys struggling.

  46. nojangles says:
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    would you trade c-mart for marisnick?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nojangles: nah. I’d hold

  47. jal179 says:
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    in a 10 team nonkeeper 5×5 + Hits, OPS, QS where we start 5 OFs, does anyone see any value in Pagan as a 5th or bench bat?

    I swear Ive had him on my roster for like 8 years now at some point and never seems to disappoint…. loos like he’s settled into the 3 hole in SF so maybe his RBIs improve a tad? Just a real pro that dude is– a little health I think makes him a top 50 OFer.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: when pence returns that will change and belt and posey have been off to slow starts. He doesn’t have much power. When healthy he’s solid but in a ten team you should be able to do better.

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        @J-FOH:

        With hits, I guess he gets as slight boost but great point on the Manbird coming back.

        THe wire has nothing on it for pitchers worth rostering but m considering a siblge bench bat to boost counting stats.

        U think Brock Holt gets enough starts all over the place to serve the Swiss Army knife role to fill in for Tuesday, Thursday off days and rest days for other fantasy starters?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jal179: Holt doesn’t excite me. Have any owners dropped a struggling bat that would normally be owned?

  48. Kevin says:
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    Hold onto Khris Davis to see if he can turn it around soon or make the add for Alex Guerrero and hope he gets the playing time?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kevin: tough call, last year he started out slow in the power department. Didn’t hit his first homer til April 20th. I’d gamble on Guerrero. He most likely wont play every day but the returns can be huge

  49. slimbo says:
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    What’s up..keeper league trade

    Which side do you like?

    Chris davis and gio gonzalez
    or
    Cruz and salazar

    • J-FOH says:
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      @slimbo: Cruz side

      • slimbo says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thx sir..1 last thing

        My pitching has been a bust. Cats are ERA whip k/9 qs L

        Would you drop McCarty martinez or pineda for any of these guys?

        Kennedy,latos,bailey,paxton or hammel

        • J-FOH says:
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          @slimbo: nah, Pineda and C-Mart are not dropable. I would wait on word whats going on with McCarthys elbow before you do anything

  50. Allan says:
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    C- Salvador Perez
    1B- Freddie Freeman
    2B- Brian Dozier
    3B- Matt Carpenter
    SS- Starlin Castro
    OF-Brett Gardner
    OF-Steven Souza
    OF-Billy Hamilton
    Util-Gregory Polanco
    Util-Mark Texeira
    Bench- AJ Pollock OF
    Bench-Kyle Seager 3B
    Bench-Jason Heyward OF
    Bench-Marcel Ozuna OF

    Pitcher
    SP-Madison Bumgarner
    SP- Jacob DeGrom
    SP-Carlos Carrasco
    RP-Jeurys Familia
    SP- Colin McHugh
    SP-Jeff Samardizja
    SP-Lance Lynn
    Bench-Brandon McCarthy
    DL- Kenley Jensen

    Thoughts on the line up and making any adjustments. It’s a 5 Player Keeper. Traded Carlos Gomez and Porcello and a 12th round for Madison Bumgarner Jason Heyward. Kinda need a 2B just not sure who to go for.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Allan: @Allan: light on power and too much speed. You need to get a power bat. With Carpenters hot start you might want to package him with an OF and try to get an outfielder with more power

      • Allan says:
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        @J-FOH: I have been trying to package dozier and seager for a 2B upgrade.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Allan: with your lack of power you need to move carp.

  51. Franky G. says:
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    drop jay bruce or josh reddick
    drop souza or polanco

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Franky G.: Bruce over Reddick, Polanco over Souza

  52. Bill Lee says:
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    any chance they rename the mendoza line to the bruce line?

    despite your rankings i may have to drop jay bruce. had him last year and only drafted him this year because he feel so far.

    kind of painful owning him, besides i keep wanting to refer to him as jack bruce if you are old enough to know who that is.

    good times!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bill Lee: His batting average is pretty low. The counting stats are not that bad. It’s a strange brew with him but if you feel you are at a crossroads then let him go.

  53. Bill Lee says:
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    fell not feel. oy vey!

  54. val says:
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    would you trade Cain for Blackmon, or stay put? head to head redraft.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @val: I prefer Blackmon but the trade feels really lateral to me. We get more of a track record with Blackmon and I would prefer the bat in Coors if it’s a push.

  55. Kenny says:
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    Someone drppped Brantley and Alex G out there should I pick up one of them for Souza or keep Souza? This is a keeper league

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kenny: I would grab Brantley and hold Souza if you can. You don’t have anyone else to drop?

  56. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    here i am debating dropping Ryan Braun in my dynasty league* and i see you have him ranked 25

    i will hold off one more week sir but after that im cutting this bum!

    *due to selling out for draft picks last year after my season crumbled i have a ridonkulous lineup where Beltre, Braun, and Victor are my current bench guys

    • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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      @ChefBoyRG54: ill even start him today against Marquis over Matt Carpenter in my UTIL spot out of good faith:)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ChefBoyRG54: Its been a rough start for him. I would try and sell before I drop unless this is a shallow league. Either way it’s still early, need to be a little more patient. The Brew Crew collectively has been bad this year as well.

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        @J-FOH: it will be a sell low move

        shortly after this comment he was benched for the night. Go figure…

        I am just stuck questioning my drafting of him. I personally dislike him(always have, not steroid related) and yet i end up with him since he dropped far enough. Then find myself instantly regretting it. But i did add Devon Travis in both leagues and am 3-0 in each so life istn all bad. Only Ryan Braun is…a.t baseball:)

        • J-FOH says:
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          @ChefBoyRG54: let’s see if this benching gives him a spark. He still has a skill set that is quite rare in today’s game.

  57. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    12 team, h2h, 5X5 OPS league.

    3OF + 2util league, and I have Dickerson, Soler, Souza, Myers, Marisnick and Pence stashed. I want to move Myers for some pitching, would you trade Myers for Jimmy Nelson straight up? Should I try to get more or does it sound fair?

    I’m pretty sure I don’t need a 6th OF when Pence comes back, so if not Myers, which OF should I trade?

    Keep Skeemin’

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Maxi: Id want more in a 12 for Myers

  58. Clint says:
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    So which waiver option do you like best for h2h leagues: A-Rod, Morales, Souza, Iglesias, Moustakas, Gregory Polanco, or Moobs Butler? It’s 8 teams so the wire’s ripe and I’m debating about making a deal for some stud pitching by freeing up a utility spot.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Clint: Polanco first then Souza

  59. saiyanzzrage says:
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    Having a hard time deciding on my OF and Utility spots. Roster is as follows (dropped d’arnaud and have Rendon and Zobrist on DL)

    C: Derek Norris
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Semien (waiver add because of zobrist)
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Peralta
    2B/SS: Hanley Ramirez
    1B/3B: Carlos Santana
    OF: Carlos Gonzalez
    OF: Matt Holliday
    OF: Denard Span
    OF:Jorge Soler
    OF:AJ Pollock
    UTIL: Billy Butler

    Have Addison Russell and Steven Souza on bench, Rendon and Zobrist on DL

    Should I sit any of my outfielders for Souza? Is Butler ok at Util, or bench him for Souza and keep OF as is? Thanks!

    • saiyanzzrage says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: forgot to mention -1 points for strikeouts…which Soler has been doing at a quick rate lately, but i dont see how i can bench him? Souza also strike out alot as well…ugh i hate decisions…rosters lock at 6 tonight for the week

    • J-FOH says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: Souza over span. Leave Butler in utility

      • saiyanzzrage says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks J-FOH, follwed you on twitter as well, have a great one!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @saiyanzzrage: no prob, hit me up any time on either

  60. Blake says:
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    why so high on R Braun? he hasn’t done anything… I have him and S Souza in my pts league. Who would you start for the week?

    also – Pick 2 out of these 3 to start this week – Pujols, Hosmer & B Butler

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Blake: lots of guys are struggling and yet everyone focuses on him. It’s early and I want to see more before I drop him down too far. The Brewers collectively are way off. I would start Souza this week over him . Butler and Pujols this week.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @J-FOH: rest of MIL being off doesn’t really help out with owners that grabbed Braun were he went in drafts, nor does it explain how that guy can’t even hit doubles anymore. Yes i see the two homers today so maybe he’s ok, but really really awful for over 20 days.

  61. Josh Freeman says:
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    My man,

    Who wins in this H2H pts league trade: Strasberg, Utley, Heyward
    for deGrom, Kendrick, Pence

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Josh Freeman: deGrom side, its close, but I like the bats way more on that deal

  62. Spyre says:
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    jed lowrie or addison russell ROS? h2h points league with walks (+1) and strikeouts(-1)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Spyre: Russell

  63. Long ball says:
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    Hey J-foh man,

    H2h points league all positions are filled just need to see who to start at utility; Addison Russell , Alex Guerrero , adeiny hechavarria , Jimmy parades, or justin maxwell

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Long ball: if Guerrero is playing he is a must start. Paredes has been hot and worth starting too.

      • Long ball says:
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        @J-FOH:

        That’s the thing I want to go Guerrero but it’s a weekly lock league not sure which bat to lock myself in for the whole week

        • J-FOH

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          @Long ball: Ah, Gotcha Paredes, he faces 5 right handers this week and will start all those contests.

  64. m says:
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    This is probs down to how desperate he is right,
    Arod for Marte?
    The guy has no one worth a damn at 3rd I have C Davis and Semien as back up

    • J-FOH says:
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      @m: I assume you are offering it, but I would take it if it’s offered to you

  65. Connor says:
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    Semien or Russell ROS? Thanks man love these write ups!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Connor: Russell should but it’s so hard to predict rookies

  66. JP says:
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    J-Foh,

    This column is great, it is very helpful when asssesing trade and add/drop decisions. My only constructive feedback would be to extend the list past 100 as the 100th ranked players is probably rostered on all medium to deeper leagues. Listing more than 100 would provide info on the more marginal players which require more thought when tinkering with the roster.

    Thanks again and all the best.

    JP

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JP: thanks for that. I hear ya but at 100 it’s already a lot of work on my end. The best I can do is try and help you as much as I can with any deep league questions.

      • JP says:
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        @J-FOH: Got it, I certainly appreciate it.

        While we’re at it. What are your thoughts on Jason Werth? Would you drop CJ Cron for him for a utility spot? It’s a deep-ish league (14 team). I also have Kendrys Morales for that utility spot, but I figured Cron would be more droppable.

        Thanks!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JP: Id take Werth over Cron

  67. The Harrow says:
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    if you want to show movement of hitters in the lists ask JB, he has those colors that do exactly that, green means going up, red the opposite.

  68. Alex says:
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    I’m getting sick of Pedro Alvarez. I’m in an OBP league, and he’s killing me.

    Worth dropping him? I’d be putting in a waiver claim on Guerrero.

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