Me don’t like focusing so much on AL East starters for sleepers.  Me do like talking like a leprechaun.  Kevin Gausman is stealing me Lucky Charms!  Last year, Gausman’s record was 11-12/4.68/1.49/179 in 186 2/3 IP.  Here’s what I said towards the end of last year, “This year, like a case of lice, Gausman is a real head scratcher.  Looking at his perfs (kids say this; think it’s short for perfumes), Gausman is having a garbage year.  Velocity is there, so doubt it’s a hidden injury.  The walks are way up, Ks are down, and the culprit appears to be his fastball.  Went from a near-10 in pitch value on his speed ball to a negative.  FS shouldn’t abbreviate fastball, it should be for ‘F**k’s sake.’  The good news is this sounds like a mechanics problem, and might’ve been fixed already.  Thanks, Pep Boys!  His 1st half vs. 2nd half:  5.85 ERA vs. 3.44; 7.7 K/9 vs. 9.6 K/9; 4 BB/9 vs. 3.2.  Yeah, sadly enough, it’s going to be hard to avoid him in 2018 again.”  And that’s me quoting me!  So, what can we expect for Kevin Gausman for 2018 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?

Kinda mentioned it, but since I’m a mensch, I’ll say again Kevin Gausman’s 2nd half was butter.  Does that mean I’ve now mensch-ioned it?  Yes, it does.  In the 2nd half, he was a top 20 starter-ish.  Top 20-ish?  Top-ish?  You get the drift.  In the 2nd half, he had the 16th best K/9 with a 2.8 BB/9.  He had the 21st best ERA with the 23rd best xFIP.  He had the 24th best fastball with the 3rd best splitter.  Or spliiter, if Desiigner is reading.  He averaged the 12th fastest, uh, fastball while throwing it the 12th most in the majors.  Some of these factoids are neither here nor there, but I’m filling in your charcoal sketch.  As we learned with the Trevor Williams sleeper, a dope fastball doesn’t make a pitcher.  It’s like putting Michelle Dockery in a show.  Doesn’t make it great.  But if she’s laying chops with another great actor, it steps up everything.  It’s like this, what is the fastball being fed off of?  Gausman’s splitter has been doing that job, and it’s effective.  Another pitch would really change his game though.  Another pitch could take his game to the next level.  So, what happened in the 2nd half last year?  He added in the league’s 20th best slider.  That’s right, Gausman suddenly has two dipsy and/or doodle pitches to go with his mid-90’s gas.  That changes everything.  Gausman stopped throwing his slider in 2016 because he lost the feel, or the feels if you’re a millennial.  He has a whiff rate of 20% for his splitter.  That’s elite.  To give you an idea, Corey Kluber has two pitches with a 20% whiff rate.  Well, Gausman’s slider in the 2nd half was a 19% whiff rate.  Bee eye en gee oh.  No, Gausman won’t be that good, but this confirms his 3.41 ERA in the 2nd half and why Gausman is on the precipice of being a top 20 starter.  For 2018, I’ll give Kevin Gausman the projections of 13-9/3.66/1.25/201 in 198 IP with a chance for even more.

  1. Javy Vazquez says:
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    Which four would you rather have? Bryant, Correa, Rizzo, Severino OR Bryant, Lindor, Rizzo, Kluber? Last year of a keeper league. 12 teams 6*6

  2. Swfcdan says:
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    Quick guesstimate on how much you’d pay for DeGrom in drafts next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I wouldn’t draft deGrom

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Just because Mets and everyone there gets hurt? He looks like a good soft ace who won’t cost the earth in drafts next year. Why the frowny face.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s being drafted in the top 40 overall in drafts, not sure where you’re getting he’s gonna be cheap…

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: I thought he’d be cheap for an ace. Anyway I’m looking at getting him in a keeper to keep for another year at $21, some value there right? Lots of top starters will be kept and I badly need an ‘ace’.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              $21 has some value… He’s likely around a $29-31 SP depending on the league

  3. Greydalf the WHIPzard says:
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    I have this terrible habit of forming a negative opinion of a player, and then completely ignoring their stats for the next few years until I realize they became a quality player while I want looking. This post prevented me from adding Gausman to that list of my mistakes.

    I wish you’d have written an article called “Panik is not the next LeMahieu, dummy!” for me last year. I tend to fall asleep on a player when they’re doing well, and then waking up on did versions of them a few years later.

    Your the best, Grey!

  4. Cram It says:
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    As much as I warned ye to stay away from him last year, I will buy some cheap stock in him this year. More of a buy low situation than thinking he’ll be a top 20-ish starter. But he can’t possibly be as bad overall as last year. Actually, I predict he gets off to a good start, gets injured, doesn’t return until late next season and struggles to reach 100% in 2020. 30 year old Gausman will be who you’ve been waiting for!

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Cram… your thoughts on the Bruce signing?

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: I’m slightly more than content with it. He came relatively cheap and we can slide him to 1B when Conforto comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, but when he gets the PRP injection in August of 2014 and comes back in 2015 looking rejuvenated? *chef’s kiss*

  5. Jbona3 says:
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    Guasman is like that awkward girl in every teen movie that turns out to be hot…except no one knows if Gausman is going to be hot or perpetually awkward; he’s teased me with a high 90’s riding fastball for 3 seasons.

    Got a keeper question for you: H2H league (too many categories to list), keep 8 – no brainers are: Acuna, Bellinger, Machado, Benintendi, Bregman.

    Contending for my last 3 spots: Edwin Encarnacion, Dee Gordon, Carlos Carrassco, Carlos Martinez, James Paxton, Alex Reyes. I’m leaning: Edwin, and the two Carloses (Carlai?) but Paxton seems like he’s on cusp. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jbona3: Give Gausman one more chance! Gordon, Edwin, Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jbona3: You have an MI slot right?

  6. Chicitysox23 says:
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    I traded away several draft picks last season going for the title. I have been approached by another owner in my league on trading away my first round pick in this years draft, for his second and third round picks. I pick 9th overall in the first round. I would get his 20th and 28th picks in the draft.

    So where i pick now 9th, and 33rd overall

    Where I would pick if i make the deal… 20th, 28th, and 33rd.

    Is this worth it?

    • Chicitysox23 says:
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      @Chicitysox23: If it gives any context to this, its a dynasty league, keep 6 and have 8 minor league rosters spots. 12 teams head to head.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chicitysox23: Oops, I see this 2nd comment now, I’d keep my 1st pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicitysox23: How many teams? How many keepers are kept?

  7. Ben says:
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    Hi! Great write up. I’m giddy for the season and spending every morning with you first thing. Even before coffee. Sometimes peeing. Annoying keeper question — keep forever league, 14 teams, MLB, 3-5 keepers not tied to draft slot. Ignoring my other keepers, would you look to trade away Scherzer for any of the following targets?

    Springer (straight)
    Bellinger (straight)
    Benintendi (prob package with more value my way)
    Hoskins (prob package with more value my way)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d take Bellinger

  8. JR says:
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    Great stuff! Gonna try for Gausman in a dynasty league this year.

    I’m curious how you would go about valuing older pitchers. We saw guys like Lester and Hamels and Price drop off significantly last year, and it makes me concerned about guys like Verlander, Scherzer, Hill, etc. while I’m not necessarily worried about these guys this year, when do you sell them to make sure you get full value before a decline?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Each guy is different, case by case basis… Lester could boucne back, Hamels lost velocity, Price is having injury problems now… So, depends on each of the other guys…

      • JR says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that all makes sense. I like Lester for a bounce back and might look to buy him if he’s cheap. But would selling scherzer now for his full value be a good idea? Or would you ride him till he’s done because of how good he is?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Scherzer’s numbers don’t jump out as about to fall off…

  9. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    ya see that f-rod is “a straight shooter” so it appears he’s upped his resume from just a straight puncher. always good to up the job skills.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh? Did he get a job on Fox Sports or something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Yeah, I trust K-Rod to report his velocity…

          • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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            @Grey: hell i throw 106 but i just refuse to play in MLB since they make them wear suits for press stuff (or is that only in hockey) or when they are seen in public in some instances.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I think you’re thinking of NBA under David Stern…

              • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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                @Grey: i know hockey guys have to wear suits for a LOT of public stuff and when they even show up the arena. i think they can refuse and take fines like daily.

                • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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                  @Alfred E. Naujocks: and unless he’s really into masochism i doubt he’s his own “worst critic”.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    When he beats himself up, he can make that claim…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Funny since they are the biggest brutes…

  10. Matt says:
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    Keeper league question for you-10 team mixed league HTH points with 8 player minors system. Keep all with no penalty. Scoring favors good SP. I have a team coming out of a longer than planned rebuild. I have a young, high upside pitching staff and have been getting trade interest for them. My question-should I hold to all or make a trade or two? My thought is that 50% will bust at some point so hold and see who grows up and who busts. My roster is listed below.

    IF: Miggy, Moncada, Correa, Albies, Kyle Seager, C. Santana, OF: Hoskins, G. Polanco, Castellanos, Mazara, Owings

    Pitching: Snell, Corbin, Rodon, Bauer, Weaver, Gibson, J Gray, Hader, martes, a few RP

    Milb: A Reyes, Kopesh, Keller, Eloy, Senzel, C. Stewart

    Sorry for the long post!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what the trades are you’re thinking about…

  11. Ben says:
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    Double dipping today. You high on Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, my rankings come out next week

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: can’t wait!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me either!

          • hartattack says:
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            @Grey: Hurray, was gonna start calling u February Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  12. Raider says:
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    Trevor Williams responding on twitter was sweet! gave him a follow, and the dude is hilarious definitely rooting for him this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, #metoo!

  13. The Great Knoche says:
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    I swear we had this argument last year about Gausman. Pretty sure Cram and I were on the side of stay away because the moral of the story is any pitcher who looks like he could be worth a crap the Orioles will ruin. Maybe it was Bundy, but still not touching them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cram is going in on him this year!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: For a penny on the dollar! Maybe 2…pennies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know, in a few years, pennies could be the new bitcoin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon, you know you wanna…

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Nah. Maybe I’m wrong, and his 2nd half is the norm going forward, the slider usage associated with the change is intriuging, but I don’t see him being the 2nd installment of Robbie Ray. Could see taking him around SP 45-50 maybe.

        Fool me once…shame on Oriole’s Pitching Coaches. Fool me 3,437 times shame on me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, the AL East is tough, and really my biggest hesitation with him, but he was in the AL East 2nd half last year and looked great…

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    great write up on gausman, to think he was a free agent in most leagues prior to the all star break last year. i took a flyer on him around that time on almost all my teams and was rewarded. if you can put up with the occasional fur ball he coughs up he’s a good choice to draft

  15. J-FOH says:
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    You watch Red Oaks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, any good?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It takes place in 1985 New Jersey and the main character is a Jew….how could it be bad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds awesome!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Its a kinda comedy growing up post high school show…and has gratuitous boobs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do enjoy boobs.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: me too. We should do our next lunch at Sam’s Hofbrau

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey, it’s #metoo!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you ever been to or heard of Sam’s Hofbrau?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, never heard of it…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: I’ll let you look that one up yourself

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh! Haha, niiiiiiiiice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ya know what’s getting a lot of heat in the comments? Goliath

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Its been on my list since it came out but lately I have been balls deep in my PlayStation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What do you play?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Call of Duty, GTA, some random free games like Broforce. A whole bunch of stuff

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t played a video game in like 25 years, I kinda want to tho…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Broforce is great. Its like Contra from back in the day. The characters are amazeballs….can we still say amazeballs.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We can always say amazeballs… Sadly, I don’t know Contra….

  16. Regan says:
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    Yo Grey! I need a change, i can’t take another winter in Seattle. Moving down to San Diego area, that city named after a whale’s vagina, after summer. That’s your hood right? How’s Imperial Beach? I like the idea living 10 min from Tiawana where i can get cheap drugs anytime i want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love San Diego… Think it’s kinda lame… I actually love Seattle… I live in LA, about 3 HRs away, which is also Billy Hamilton’s homer projection…

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Moved to San Diego from n.y.c. in 1979. Lame ? haha. Not “hip” and “cool” as LaLa land. Would still love to take you to Petco. Have had my 2nd row seats over 1st base for 35 years. Great place to watch a game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d love to go to a game at Petco with you and those seats! Maybe we can figure something out this summer…

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Grey: Grey, you told me that last year after I invited you. haha
            When I know what games I’ll be going to, I’ll let you know. You’ll see 1st hand how San Diego is not so lame. haha. Couldn’t resist.
            You’ll definitely have to stop at my home in Encinitas.

        • Speill says:
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          @True and Correct: great thing about Petco is you can park downtown and walk to the game. Near the Gaslamp dist for eats and drinks afterward.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So, when are we all going?

            • Uncle Ernie says:
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              @Grey: I’m in. Let’s re- visit this in a few months.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                All right, Uncle Ernie!

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Speill: I park at the Convention Center across the street. Gaslamp is awesome, and I enjoy watching baseball anywhere, but I’m very proud of how San Diego helped make Petco a 1st class and drop dead gorgeous venue, and if you’re a patriot Petco is definitely for you. Food has even improved big time.
            Naaagh, they’re not paying me. Just a happy baseball junkie and feeling wonderful at 70.

    • Uncle Ernie says:
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      @Regan: I live in North Park San Diego. Pretty cool urban feel. Close to everything kind of city. To bad those Padres art so close to contending though. Cant complain about the weather that’s a fact. Good luck with your move.

    • True and Correct says:
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      @Regan: I live up in Encinitas; 25-30 miles north of downtown. Love it. Haven’t driven to L.A. in over 10 years. Used to take the train to Union Station when i practiced law. If I want to go to a concert or a sporting event, I’ll take Uber, if not a limo.

      • The Ghost of Oaks says:
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        @True and Correct:

        Grew up there. Back in the early 70’s there were only about 3000 hippies and surfers in the whole town. Used to ride my bike down the middle of Encinitas Blvd in the middle of the day with no cars in sight. Now it’s basically Orange County.

        • True and Correct says:
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          @The Ghost of Oaks: My sister lives in Newport Beach. Very nice, and yes, San Diego has a lot more people than it had when I moved here in 1979,, but I love North County. Beacon’s Beach rocks. Moonlight Bay for the tourists.

  17. Nightpandas says:
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    Yo Grey

    Rosario and Salazar a good return for Ian Happ?

    15 teams obp and k/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  18. Lougle says:
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    Swap a $6 Lance MuCullers for a $2 Orlando Arcia? I need SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  19. Uncle Ernie says:
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    I know your a fan of Severino. What teir would you put him in. In an 8 team espn roto league what would you expect his auction value at. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $30-ish

  20. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Bellinger-5
    Contreras-10
    Devers-5
    Donaldson-25
    Goldschmidt-39
    Hoskins-5
    Margot-5
    Giancarlo-35
    Gary Sanchez-10
    Trea Turner-10
    Kluber-28
    10 team keep 6 $300 payroll
    obp and k,s against for hitters League hoards SP so Kluber seems a must and obp seems to eliminate Margot,
    Thoughts on the six youd keep,thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldie, Cody, Trea, Corey, Giancarlo, Hoskins… insane keepers there, AL

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: thanks boss,ive dangled a few trade offers out but no bites yet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You got some good ones you need to throw back, someone should bite

  21. Anon Gonzalez says:
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    Would you rather have Gausman or one from the crop of 55/60s about to debut like Keller, Honeywell, Kopech, AJ Puk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For 2018? Gausman

  22. The Ghost of Oaks says:
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    I’ve scouted Gausman a lot over the last 3 years. By way of being round about, two years ago, Dan Straily got together with a childhood friend of his who is a financial analyst and the two of them put together a ton of data and analysis and they developed a specific attack plan against basically every hitter in MLB. The result was a slight change in Straily’s arsenal but much more importantly, a huge change in the way he sequenced pitching. I think that there are some guys, Greg Maddux is first who come to mind, who have an encyclopedic knowledge of hitters that allows them to maximize the game theory of pitching. Call it pitchability or guile or whatever. Sometimes a great catcher like Yaddi for instance can help lend a certain amount of that gamesmanship to a pitcher.

    Anyway, I feel like Gausman just hasn’t developed any pitchability. Seems like he constantly pitches himself into predictable counts and pitch selection. His sequencing seems very predictable. The kind of old school thing of setting up hitters and pitches, managing the game, maintaining his composure, the ability to compete doesn’t seem to be there. I always get the feeling that he’s laboring through. Danny Salazar is another guy that gives me the same vibe.

    I love Gausman’s raw stuff. Been hoping to see him put it together. You never really know when it’s going to click for a guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping it just clicked for him last second half… re: Straily/Maddux… Maddux was able to hit his spots with pinpoint accuracy. If you don’t hit your spots that well, does it matter how well your gameplan is?

      • The Ghost of Oaks says:
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        @Grey: Maddux had two things going for him which made him a Hall of Famer: he was able to both conceive of an approach and also to execute on the approach. Gausman will never be able to locate like Maddux. But watching him, I really get the sense that there’s no guile to his game at all. One of those guys who has always had Bugs Bunny stuff so he hasn’t developed the approach. Could be time. The park and the division are such a handicap though. I do think he’s an interesting sleeper call though. He’s got a couple of seasons now where he hasn’t been on the mlb/AAA or the starter/reliever yo-yo. Could be he’s ready to take another step. Like I said, he’s always been on my radar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, his stuff is on the radar always, I just love that he seemed to figure out something post-All Star break tho…

  23. Uncle Ernie says:
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    I know it’s a little early but won’t be long. This is an 8 team 5×5 roto League with a $260 auction budget. I get 8 keepers out of these players. I’m always thinking offence and tend to pick up some pretty good pitchers along the way. Trout $64. Blackman $18 Goldschmidt $49 Votto $11. Altuve $40. Ozuna $4. Mancini $4. Justin Turner $4. Ian Happ $4. Daniel Murphy $8. Didi Gregorius $4. Carrasco $9. Severino $4. I’m thinking Trout Goldi Altuve Murphy Severino Votto Blackman Ozuna. If I don’t keep any of the big salary guys I think they may actually go for more than what I have them for at draft time with the exception of Trout. 8 keepers really narrows down the Talent at draft. Who would you keep? Thanks for your opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for same ones as you… I thought maybe Didi over Murphy, but you can get back Didi for cheaper…

      • Speill says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, nice avatar!

  24. JR says:
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    If you could make one of these trades which one would you do? 10 team keeper league
    Give scherzer, get Machado
    Give Quintana, get sano

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do both

      • JR says:
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        @Grey: if you could only choose one though, which would you do? I only need one of them…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d get me some Machado

          • JR says:
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            @Grey: Haha I like it! Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  25. Ian says:
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    Saw your article on Taylor and am wondering… Michael Taylor or Kevin Kiermier in a dynasty? A little worried about PT for Taylor. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Taylor

  26. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Which side do you like in a keep forever OBP OPS league (+10% annually)?

    $51 Goldy or $13 Jo-Ram?

    Love Goldy, but in the case, Jo Ram?

    Thanks!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Seems like a no-brainer to me. JoRam should return at least $30 of value (maybe even more), so you are getting +$17 of surplus value there. Goldy will probably return right around that $51 value so you are not getting any surplus value. You can take that $51 and bid on a player that should return right around Goldy’s value (Trea Turner? Bryce Harper?)

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @LenFuego: good points! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks – off topic, but just checked out Trevor Williams’ Twitter per the chats above. Pretty hilarious!

  27. Scott Collins says:
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    Hi, I would like to add another factor to Gausman’s season last year..

    Wellington Castillo.

    He is a terrible catcher (game calling, framing) He is the reason Arizona pitchers (greinke and Co.) were so bad in 2016… he is the reason, Gausman and Bundy suffered last year. I believe he was hurt some (or they simply gave up on him and started benching him more) during the second half.. which would help Gasman have a better second half. If this is the case, both the Gas man and Bundy will be definitely be better in 2018.. because Ol’ Beef is the whitesox’s problem now. (look out Giolito and Lopez!)
    I believe the effect a catcher has on a picther(s) is HIGHLY underrated. One shining example is King Felix.. many years ago before his Cy Young, he had an up and down year.. and the determining factor was the catcher. When he had one catcher catch him, he dominated.. and when the other did, he sucked. It took the M’s awhile to figure this out.. and then once they did, he excelled consistently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting point, agreed!

  28. David says:
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    Grey,
    In a 10-team roto keeper league. Its 11×11. Keeper rules allows me to keep up to 18 players. Players are ranked as 1’s, 2’s, or non-rated (n/r’d). I can keep a combo of either 6-1’s + 6-2’s + 6 n/r’d OR 5-1’s + 7-2’s + 6 n/r’d. I can also keep less rated players and load up on n/r’d players. My team w/ rating as follows (no number is n/r). Roster slots are indicated:

    C Lucroy
    1B Encarnacion (1)
    1B Myers
    MI Segura (1)
    MI Simmons (2)
    3B Turner (2)
    3B Healy
    OF Guerrero
    OF Bruce (1)
    OF Eaton (2)
    OF Rosario (2)
    OF DeShields
    OF Marwin
    OF Choo
    Bench: Gennett (2), Swanson, Gamel, Pirella, Kyle Tucker

    P Greinke (1)
    P Strasburg (1)
    P Ray (1)
    P Archer (2)
    P Quintana (2)
    P Clevinger (2)
    P Godley
    P J. Gray
    P Kuhl
    P Iglesias
    Bench: Alex Reyes
    Minors: Puk, Kyle Wright

    Very large rosters. So my keepers currently are:
    1’s: encarnacion, segura, bruce, greinke, stras, ray
    2’s: simmons, turner, eaton, rosario, archer, quintana
    n/r’d: myers, healy, guerrero, tucker, godley, reyes

    I have a couple trade in play:
    1. archer (2) for gleybar & kopeck
    2. grienke for daniel murphy (both 1’s)

    here are my q’s:
    1. before any trades, my roster as is, who do I keep?
    2. what do you think of these trades? I’m more excited for trade 1.
    3. assuming i accept trade 1, who do I now keep?

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