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AL Only - Pitching - Who do you like?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 11:20 am
by BigAhnold
This is both a roster and trade question. AL Only, 4x4, roto, 10 teams, $260 budget, team in signature.

Here is the problem - with this 4x4 league, closers are highly, highly valuable. Typical roster has 5 starters and 4 relievers.

I have to drop one of the following - and have also been offered a trade.

Crochet $5
McClanahan $5
Triston McKenzie $5

I can keep each of these three at $5 through 2023. The question requires a crystal ball - who will have the most value through 2023?

1) How do you rank Crochet, McClanahan, and McKenzie, in order, for anticipated performance through 2023?

I have been reading on McClanahan, and he appears to be a unicorn - a lefty who can throw 100 mph. However, he is 6'1", and I question his long term durability throwing 100. He strikes me as like Scott Kazmir, who certainly had his moments...until he didn't.

2) I have been offered Franmil Reyes (must drop at the end of 2021) for McClanahan. That would seem to solve my problem, but I wonder if giving up three years of McClanahan for six months of Reyes is the play, rather than dropping, say, McKenzie. Would you trade McClanahan for Reyes here?

All help appreciated.

BigA

Re: AL Only - Pitching - Who do you like?

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:50 am
by Grey
This is both a roster and trade question. AL Only, 4x4, roto, 10 teams, $260 budget, team in signature.

Here is the problem - with this 4x4 league, closers are highly, highly valuable. Typical roster has 5 starters and 4 relievers.

I have to drop one of the following - and have also been offered a trade.

Crochet $5
McClanahan $5
Triston McKenzie $5

I can keep each of these three at $5 through 2023. The question requires a crystal ball - who will have the most value through 2023?

1) How do you rank Crochet, McClanahan, and McKenzie, in order, for anticipated performance through 2023?

I have been reading on McClanahan, and he appears to be a unicorn - a lefty who can throw 100 mph. However, he is 6'1", and I question his long term durability throwing 100. He strikes me as like Scott Kazmir, who certainly had his moments...until he didn't.

2) I have been offered Franmil Reyes (must drop at the end of 2021) for McClanahan. That would seem to solve my problem, but I wonder if giving up three years of McClanahan for six months of Reyes is the play, rather than dropping, say, McKenzie. Would you trade McClanahan for Reyes here?

All help appreciated.

BigA
Drop Triston

McClanahan, Crochet, McKenzie, in that order

I'd take Franmil