I very innocently searched Razzball for any mentions of Domingo Santana over the last two months. I wanted to make sure I hadn’t missed anyone else talking about Sunday Santana. It was so super innocent, without a care in the world, a little click here and there, and, with a small little giggle like a schoolgirl, I happened upon a post by Big Magoo about late-round outfielders who could produce value in a shortened season. Lottery tickets he’s calling them; I’m calling them Dart Throws, but tomato-tomato-with-a-different-pronunciation-emphasis. But, oddly enough, he wasn’t talking about Domingo Santana, directly. He only mentioned Sunday Santana, while mocking me for my Delino DeShields 2016 sleeper post. I’ve been owned again.

Delino DeShields seemed like a no-brainer at the time! Turned out it was called a no-brainer because you needed to not have a brain to buy into him. Delino DeShields was no Josh Rutledge, I’ll tell ya that. So, poop, I do it, occasionally. Maybe I’m doing a number two again, but I no longer believe in Delino (quite the limb), and think Domingo Santana, with all his potential grossness, has some value as a late round flyer. A dart throw, so to speak. A, wait for it, a lottery ticket. So, what can we expect from Domingo Santana for 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?

Here’s what I said previously, “While looking at the possible changes from a shortened season, I was looking at just about everyone and what they might’ve done in shortened seasons in the past. Sunday Santana came back as one with a large sample size of shortened seasons. Whether it was injury or just losing a job, Sunday has had a fair number of seasons where he didn’t play a whole year. Since 2015, he’s had one full year of 151 games. Every other year it’s been partial seasons and none of them give any indication whether he’s good in them. In 2018, he played 85 games (potentially a full season this year) and he went 21/5/20/.265/1 in 211 ABs. There were many extenuating circumstances that year with his playing time, and he only started 48 games, so it’s unfair to say that’s his projections for this year. Last year, he went 21/8/.253 in 121 games, and 451 ABs. If that were prorated down to 100 games, it’s not bad (roughly 17/5) and that’s around what the projections are saying he’s going to do this year. He feels (this is scientific now) like one of those guys who could be a top 25 hitter in a shortened season or worthless.” And that’s me quoting me! To chisel down that sloppy statue of surface area stats, Domingo is a 32% strikeout rate guy. That’s not great (obviously), but he also always has a high BABIP, due to quality of contact, and can hit .250 easily. In 82 or 100 or 90 or 70 or howmever many games there are this year, he could sneak into a .270+ season. Averages will be fluky, and I would discount no one due to average this year. In a short season, averages can be fluky bad too. I.e., Domingo might hit .180. What lights the hair on fire from the nostrils up, is he has speed and power. He has a career 25.5% HR/FB, and that’s with a line-drive heavy approach and a 11.7 Launch Angle. He had the third best Line Drive rate last year with 26.6% and his career mark is 26.3%, so it’s not a fluke. He smacks the ball hard on a flat plane. To say the same thing in a different way, his soft contact was 12.8% and Mike Trout’s was 13%. That’s top 25 in the league, and means Domingo hits everything hard. As mentioned briefly above, he also steals some bags. Not a ton, but could chip in seven to ten in only a half season. Looking for a guy who might be essentially nothing or 20/10/.260 and a top 20 outfielder? Domingo Santana is that great of a dart throw.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome dart throw report!

    a. Love Sunday Santana. How many dart throws should one RCL team have? 4? 5? I have 3 on one and I think 2 on another.

    b. MLB quote of the day for

    ‘If a horse can’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it.’

    Richard ‘Dick’ Anthony Allen. Inspired Wilver Stargell to say ‘Now I know why they (the Phillies fans) boo Richie all the time. When he hits a home run, there’s no souvenir.’ The guy who scouted him said he was the only player to hit harder than Ruth! His rookie stats.

    1. Led the league in runs (125), triples (13), extrabase hits (80) and total bases (352).
    2. Finished top 5 in batting average (.318), SLG (.557), hits (201), and doubles (38)
    3. Won the ROY despite making 41 errors at 3B.

    He had problems on and off the field, but if he had had just a normal career of 14 years where people appreciated him, there is no doubt he would have hit 500 or more HRs. At 78 years old, he’s still alive so you can tweet him too and ask him about it.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Dick Allen could hit the ball but most of his troubles were self inflicted …….sure he was with in range of five hundred but can’t agree with the “no doubt ” he would have hit 500 if people appreciated him………Mike Schmidt was under appreciated he was so smooth at 3b alot of morons throught he was dogging it but he hit 500………….nobody likes me is no excuse either you hit 500 or you don’t

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dick Allen or Albert Belle? Who was scarier in box w/out the career stats?

        • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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          They were both Fierce Competitors

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, no doubt

        • 183414 says:
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          Great comp. Albert was more insane.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Interesting… I don’t know Allen, other than what I’ve heard

        • 183414 says:
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          Close. Both were angry. Belle was crazy.

        • krazyivan says:
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          Eddie Gaedel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. 3 or 4 sounds fine

      B. Awesome! I don’t remember him, but as I said to Lenny, him or Belle — scarier in the box? I’d guess most who knew them would say it’s close

      C. You too!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        B. Close, but I’d say Albert. I can’t remember Allen almost getting in a fight about not taking his base after a bean ball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s amazing

          • 183414 says:
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            Belle threw a ball into the stands much closer and much harder than Bauer did. Allen was ripped. Belle was maybe not as ripped, but angrier and crazier.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that all checks out as far I know

  2. William Hung says:
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    2nd comment?

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Carroll Baskin Killed the other commentators……….here kitty kitty

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      9th!

  3. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I love me some D. Santana!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no room on the bandwagon anymore, sorry!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I already have a front seat on the D. Santana bandwagon, thanks. Domingo is ok too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glad have your approval on Domingo

  4. telich says:
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    grey, you were great on the pitchcon thing yesterday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • NUX says:
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      Agree with telich.

      The only thing that outperformed you was the hair.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, thanks, Nux!

        • Wake Up says:
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          Link?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No idea, I think it was a live feed

              • Wake Up says:
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                Why is there no Vince Coleman in 1986?

            • Wake Up says:
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              And your hair was live too?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                My hair was especially dope yesterday, if I do say so myself

                • Cram It says:
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                  I’ve been developing a handlebar moustache during quarantine. Got the wax and everything. My girlfriend is fully behind it so it must be looking good.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’ve never been more proud of man before in my life

                    • Cram It says:
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                      Haha. It’s shaping up to be like Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York. I’ll def get a pic when it’s full grown man.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, love it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Nux!

              • NUX says:
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                You were even pronouncing Castillo correctly!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I honestly have no idea if I was, haha

                  • NUX says:
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                    Yesterday I caught the last 5-10 mins. And before I commented on Castillo here on Razz, I had only watch the first couple mins. Just finished the whole thing… Castillo is the ONLY name you did pronounce correctly and I think it was just cause Matt/Paul/Rob had been saying it before you.

                    Never change brother.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, nice!

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                Dude, stay in your seat, stop fidgeting and stop looking around..LOL

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m standing

                  • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                    lol, no way.. anyway, great show, enjoyed it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I always stand…I’m standing right now…. Thanks, MP!

            • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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              Funny to actually see and hear some of the voices i Can tell who grey is is Matt – Mattruss?

              • NUX says:
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                Matt Modica now w/ the Athletic

  5. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Just realized 30 years ago today my favorite player growing up Micheal Jack Schmidt retired he was having a slow year and when a routine ball went between his legs he retired immediately after that game. We were driving home from memorial day camping weekend when we got back me and my buddies tried to do a shot of whiskey for each HR it think the highest anyone got was 8.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, only 530 to go? I didn’t look that up, am I right?

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        Close it think he was just a few away from 550 but i have can’t remember either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was a number in the 530 range, I think (I could just google it but what fun is that)

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            I looked it up 548….too bad he did round it off to 550 …….have to respect him for giving up because he felt he was hurting the team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn! I thought for sure it was in the 530s — stupid old brain of mine

    • Wake Up says:
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      Sounds like you were camping up Schmidt’s Creek…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, that stache, right?

        • Wake Up says:
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          Hahaha…yuuup!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        test

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        Scmidt’s creek without a paddle

  6. Wake Up says:
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    It’s weird the powers that a dentist can laud leer cower covet creep hound cowel over you…

    • Wake Up says:
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      Test

      • Wake Up says:
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        Baby

        • Wake Up says:
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          Seal

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t Beetlejuice him

            • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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              Test

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Is it not working for you?

            • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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              Yeah one BabyBeatleSeals posts takes up all the internet bandwidth

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, it’s good now, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dentists will never stop me from being me

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      DDS gives you a beautiful smile and some sweet SAGNOF. What’s not to love?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I will never go near a DDS again

  7. Seems like years ago, waaaay back in our March NFC took him @ 270.
    Dude or donkey? We shall see…maybe. Like him as late power dart
    No offense DT – hahaha have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you too!

  8. Coolwhip

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    So here’s hoping MLB gets something done soon thats not an insult to players, minor leaguers aren’t treated like livestock, and no more cities burn down. Maybe I’m just an ignorant honky, but I don’t see how rioting, looting, burning down businesses – commiting felonies – in your own community helps the cause.

    Also, the whole corona virus thing seemed to just disappear over night, no? rioters weren’t exactly social distancing.

    • Coolwhip

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      oh and i agree Sunday Santana could be pretty dope this season. ;-) happy friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sunday Santana! Yeah, hopefully we get some closure next week…Good or bad, hopefully good

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        the world definitely needs some good news right now, an arrest warrant wouldn’t hurt either

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, right? I mean, it’s nuts

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      I’m with you minor leaguers are getting hosed with games and service time…….

      What those cops did was disgusting………….but looting and burning target, cvs, liquor store and autozone…….Next they will complain because they can’t buy groceries, gas, booze and car parts……

      if i owned a business in that area i would consider torching it myself and head out of town

      • Coolwhip

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        Maybe i haven’t seen it yet, but whats crazy to me is literally no one is defending those cops.

        They’ve already been fired, many police chiefs around the country have condemned their actions, the head of the police union condemned it, mayor/governor condemned it, the president said its being investigated. I think this will end as everyone expects it to like the SC officer. The former officer in question will get charged with like murder 2, or neg homicide i’m guessing and maybe the others with accesories maybe, not sure. Where’s our lawyer friend when I need him?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Clearly was in the wrong and should’ve been arrested on Monday

        • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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          The cop chocking him out is is indefensible….that perp was under control before he even pinned him wth his knee………..

          I agree the pitchfork mob mentality is bad; you have to go through procedure with a cop as he is in line of duty he gets more leeway; if they arrested him immediately he would have walked eventually.

          • DonnieB says:
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            I live in Twin Cities. The damage much worse than portrayed. 170 businesses in St. Paul last night were damaged or burned last night. They are publicly threatening suburbs tonight. Most of these people do not care one bit about the deceased. Another factor is the power of Minneapolis police union. The primary officer has been on force for 19 years and had 18 abuse charges against him. County attorneys like Amy Klobuchar decided to never take action. Criminal behavior should not be tolerated no matter the excuses. Oh…love a Domingo in my stable too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Be well, be safe!

            • Coolwhip

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              Wow that piece of crap had a history? Unbelievable. Stay safe up there!

  9. krazyivan says:
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    There is more going for Domingod then against.
    Pros:
    1. Apparently, Domingod means god of babip.
    2. The Indians lineup is stacked: don’t believe it at your own risk.
    3. Progressive field is kinder to righties who spray the long ball rather then pulling. T-Mobile or Safeco, whatever, has deeper power alleys.
    4. He made improvements early last season, got a little mechanically off, and by the time he fixed it he injured his elbow and everything spiraled out from there.
    Cons:
    1. He is going to continue to see more breaking balls.
    2. He is not a fast as he once was. I could see the SBs vanishing completely soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha
      2. They’re not bad, that’s for sure
      3. True
      4. Good call

      1/2. Not worried for his price

      • krazyivan says:
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        i want to see the Brewers in his “League Division” and see him go full Domingod mode.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brewers were dealt a full house and played it into two pair

          • krazyivan says:
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            I also like that the Indians can start the top of the lineup with 4 quality switch hitters and then back that up with Franmil and Domingod.
            Twins, ChiSox, Royals, Tigers and the NL Central are not what I would consider a formidable pitching League Division.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True on the pitching too…But I’m not sure what their division will end up looking like this year

  10. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    You know what? Harley Earl likes this Diaz kid after reading your post on him a couple days ago. He likes him a lot. Harley likes him more than Teoscar. And he likes him more than Tyler O’Neil.

    Harley Earl has one dart in his holster and he’s going to throw it at Diaz. Stop Harley Earl now or forever hold your peace.

    Harley Earl anxiously awaits your reply!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why only one dart? I kinds prefer Teoscar tho

      • Harley Earl says:
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        One dart because I’m already rostering Austin Riley and Aquino, both of whom you call dart throws. I think three dart throws is plenty!!!

        I like Teoscar and I like O’Neil. But it would be nice to have another middle infielder like Diaz that could give me some depth. My roster is swamped with outfielders so I kinda need to go the Diaz route.

  11. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Would you guys like Rich Hill over Musgrove or LeClerq in an RCL roto league? Thanks

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Musgrove for me, in fact, i have him in ours ;-)

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Ha, nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, Musgrove, as Whip said

  12. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    any idea why holds/QS rater shows PIT in general having a lot more holds then CUBS? i got the probable best choice of RP being these: crick, wick, a.garrett (a LOT of CIN guys rated higher considering they all can’t get the 8th inning), stephenson. many others too, but i’d rather grab a depth chart listed 8th inning guy over somebody deeper into a bullpen. 16 teamer i have giles/kennedy/duffey/barlow (back up to kennedy)already and this is for last roster spot and last RP. saves and holds here but separately so i want guys who get both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, more of a question for Rudy…I’d ask on his Rotoworld draft post from yesterday

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        doing so now

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