Everywhere you look, it says Mike Yastrzemski is the best Giants hitter. *you carefully crack into a fortune cookie, you read about how Mike Yastrzemski is the best Giants hitter, slowly you look up* I told you. Everywhere. Don’t doubt me again. More people agree on Mike Yastrzemski being the best Giants hitter than anything else in this country. It’s the last thing that binds us. If Brandon Belt becomes the Giants’ best hitter, we will completely unravel. Sadly, being the best Giants hitter is like being the world’s tallest midget. Similarly, Mike Yastrzemski fits under the idea of most other players’ ceilings. In JKJ’s piece on NL West DH candidates, he mentions Yaz Jr. Jr., while also mentioning Wilmer Flores, and that’s prolly the name there to keep in mind for their DH spot. Or as I said in the Joey Bart dart throw, Posey could DH while Bart catches. Yaz Jr. Jr. doesn’t need the DH. He is the Giants’ best hitter — have you already forgotten? It’s the one thing that unites us! Yaz 2.0 won’t DH most days; he’ll just play the field. Either way, he’ll play every day. He’s the Giants’ best hitter! So, what can we expect from Mike Yastrzemski for 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?

Last year in 107 games and 371 ABs, Mike Yastrzemski hit 21 homers and .272. The counting stats will be miserable because the Giants are not good — he’s their best hitter! But his power is real. In 147 games last year when jamming Triple-A with the majors, he hit 33 homers. His longest homer was 472 feet. I just did a boing in my pants. He averaged 406 feet on his homers with a 18.5 Launch Angle. If you don’t know, that’s good — he hits a lot of fly balls and they’re not rinky and/or dinky. His 43.3% FB rate would’ve been top 20 in the majors, and his 43.3% Hard Contact is top 42, and 51st best for barrels per plate appearance. Mike Yastrzemski is the Giants’ best hitter, but that’s selling him a little short — no offense, tall midgets. Yastrzemski isn’t just good for power. Not just in relation to the hashtag fail that is the Giants’ lineup. What is extremely undersold in his game is that he was top 65th percentile for Sprint Speed, and stole as many as ten bags in Triple-A in only 13 attempts. If he were on the Yankees, people would be like, “30 homers and ten steal potential? I’m going for that with my 75th overall pick.” Mike Tauchman gets more pub than Mike Yastrzemski. Mike check one two, what is this? A five-footer stepping with the Yastrzemski business. Speaking of Tauchman (I was, check 21 words ago), he’s going around 360th overall on NFBC and Yastrzemski is going around 303rd. That’s goofy. Yastrzemski should be going around 175th. Then there’s the one perceived problem in Yaz 2.0’s game, his average. As I alluded to with “perceived,” will his average actually be an issue? He hit .272 last year in 411 plate appearances in the majors. He’s never struck out a lot in the minors. He hits the ball hard, as mentioned. His line drive rate was as good as Nick Castellanos. Why is he not hitting for a good average? That’s not rhetorical. I’m seriously confused. Unlike most dart throws where they are long shot gambles, Mike Yastrzemski is an even money bet that’s prolly more like a 3rd to 4th outfielder in a mixed league, especially if this shortened season is about 50 games long. Hey, MLB, can we have word already about how many games you’re playing?

 
  1. LOLmets says:
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    Tauchman only moved up into the 300s overall after the Yankees outfield looked like it was crumbling. He was basically unranked prior. But yeah I agree Yaz should go before that anyway. Unforch we never got a chance to see how it would play out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a fair point on Tauchman

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Another great dart throw report!

    a. So in a redraft 5X5 RCL for this year, who do you like better?

    1. Yaz or Santander
    2. Yaz or O’Neill

    b. MLB quote of the day October 8, 1974

    ‘Catfish Hunter was a man among men. He was a genuine person. There was nothing phony about him. I learned a lot from him, both on and off the baseball field.’

    Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. Blue had a great career spanning 17 years. He was an integral part of the As three-peat (72-74). He won the Cy Young and MVP in 1971, going 24-8 with 24 complete games, 8 shutouts and a 1.82 ERA. In that same 1971 season he became the only pitcher to…

    1. Start the opener (vs. Washington Senators)
    2. Start the ASG
    3. Start the playoff opener (Baltimore Orioles)

    He’s still alive at 70 so tweet him a message.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Cram It says:
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        Girl’s got some trap muskles.

        • Wake Up says:
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          A noodle you can get behind?

          • Cram It says:
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            Wait, aren’t I the noodle?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Canoodle?

              • Cram It says:
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                Canoodle my fagioli.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A fantastic recipe from Rachel Ray!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Was expecting her to show you how to electrocute someone on a pier — might’ve watched Ozark too recently

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        wonder what she can do fishing for trouser trout

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any relation to Mike?

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            You may be thinking of Mike Hunt, perhps?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                actually know a i guy named mike hunt……first met him thought he was joking….he was a coach as well always funny when he got announced over the pa

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  When going to the bathroom, I always yell Mike Leake

                • At a pub we used to go to, the bartender’s name was Mike Hawk. And whenever the phone would ring, which is obviously a pain in the ass for the bartender, he would always yell out if there were newbies there, is MIKE HAWK here? MIKE HAWK? ANYBODY SEEN MIKE HAWK???

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA!

                    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                      lol

                      also new a woman named Pat Dick…surprised she did not go by Patricia

            • cmutimmah says:
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              When to high school with a Mike Hunt. This was in the late 90s. His parents must have hated him to name him Michael.

              Anyway, he took the jokes in stride, just embraced it and everyone loved him for that. Takes the right temperament to survive a crap hand dealt to them…

            • Knew Mike’s brother, Urich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Santander
      2. O’Neill — these are very close

      B. 1. He was used as an Opener?

      Yes, I will!

      C. You too!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Ga!! He started each of those games…first game of the season but the season opener..then ASG and then the first playoff game!

        b. Oops, dropped Santander for Yaz. He was in the U. My OF on that team is…

        1. Hunter Dozier
        2. David Peralta
        3. Schwarber
        4. Mallex Smith (or mucho Maalox for me if he bats .202)
        5. Soler

        Bench – Madrigal, Schoop, Domingo Santana

        If Yaz has a .272 BA he will be useful for my team.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Haha

          B. That’s all right, I don’t hate it…They’re super close as I said above…All good, Ante!

  3. joeurso1 says:
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    Shhhh, this was one I wanted to keep secret. And he’s leading off, right?

    • NUX says:
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      Don’t count on anything like that being consistent. It’s gonna get Kapler’ed

    • Wake Up says:
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      It’s harder to keep them a secret after 30…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know where he’s batting, but leadoff seems wrong for him

      • Wake Up says:
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        They should try Belt…similar to when they do it with Rizzo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alanna?

          • Wake Up says:
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            That’s a ring…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  4. Wake Up says:
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    Keep an eye on my boy Alex Santos… was just drafted by the *stros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay fresh with Santos

      • Wake Up says:
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        Serious about this one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re always serious, I thought

          • Wake Up says:
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            oh you’re not supposed to be thinking on Fridays sweetie…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I shut off the brain custard around Tuesday

              • Wake Up says:
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                Hahaha…have a great weekend…off to water the mushrooms

  5. “Tell him I went to go see about a Yaz”

    “Apples? Yes I like them.”

    “Third thing. Because rules.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How ya like dem apples?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So that’s why there was an LSD tab next to my toothbrush this morning!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          F Jim!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jim’s a ghoul, down with Jim!

            • Wake Up says:
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              Pam can get it too.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’ve re-edited the show without Jim and Pam and more of the British lady

                • Wake Up says:
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                  Dame Judi Dench? She coulda moved some paper…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’d move some paper in her G if she could bodyrock

      • Wake Up says:
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        Exactly

  6. Joeg414 says:
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    Thoughts on Mauricio Dubon in a deep mixed 6×6 daily roto. My lineup could use some SBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess if he’s only option, but he’s pretty weak

  7. Well it’s Friday and hearing nothing but crickets. Badly need to hear something positive. MLB is slowly losing me. So the owners will take a hit? So what? Pathetic
    Do like Yaz, certainly solid at his price. Took him @ 330 in our RCL. Nice dart!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think next week is the deadline, from that I’m hearing, but the owners need to stop saying literally same thing over and over and actually negotiate

    • Wake Up says:
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      Something positive:

      “Be Here Now”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wake writing inspirational greeting cards

        • Wake Up says:
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          Aspirational living cards man… you know my name and all

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            When life’s never dealt you a wrong hand…Inspirational Living Cards

            • Wake Up says:
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              Yeah those monks really living high on the hog.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Monks: The Original Microbrewers

                • Wake Up says:
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                  When you absolutely look fabulous in orange…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, it’s a very complementary color

  8. cmutimmah says:
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    Grey,

    I apologize. My site time has been extremely down since:

    1: My downtimes at the office were filled with razzball
    2: I haven’t been to the office in 3 months
    3: My home office downtime doesn’t exist because of parenting in downtime
    4: Baseball got cancelled

    Just wanted to say that the Detroit Tigers draft over the past two days was a thing of beauty.

    I was hoping for Tork at 1 and one of Daniel Cabrera OR Dingler (I liked Loftin also) in the second round. Somehow they were able to get BOTH of them. Amazing. I also love the dart throw of Trei Cruz and Gage Workman feels like an incredible steal in the 4th round as a post-hype guy. (Workman seemed over-matched this past year but his talent is still there, just needs to learn how to work the count better)

    And to get Colt Keith I don’t know much about, but MLB Pipeline said he was the best pick of the bunch.

    For the first time ever, the Tigers have more than ONE home drafted bat in the farm system that is worth a damn. Maybe they will be good by the time my 2 year old is old enough to care.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem — Yeah, Tigers’ draft looked good…Honestly, if they only get Torkelson to give them something and that something is what he’s projected for, which is like top 20 overall hitter value in majors, like Mark Teixeira maybe, then they got plenty… Daniel Cabrera scares me bc he reminds me of that wild AF pitcher on the O’s

      • krazyivan says:
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        Speaking of the Tigers, I’m bummed for Miggy missing out on a full season. He seemed primed to have a bounce back season. He needs about 180 hits, 20 hr and 70 RBIs to go 3000/500/1500. Maybe he can make a little dent into this year and retire after next season passing all those milestones.

        • Wake Up says:
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          Yes this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, this year is definitely putting a dent in his milestones…Be surprised if he gets to either of the 1st two now…Maybe, but odds are now against him

  9. Stat Man says:
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    Looks like we will be taking your 100 game projections and dividing by 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seems that way…Once we have final word, I’ll do that

  10. FrankGrimes says:
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    S4 TLK was so good. Missed Alfred tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, agreed…I want only new seasons of that show and stat!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Totally. Can S5 be like twice as long!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need a 20 episode season!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, watch What We Do In The Shadows on Hulu

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            I’ll check it out thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grimey!

  11. krazyivan says:
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    Baseball is an embarrassment. The players are going to sue their way out of playoff games so all we are going to see is a 48 game exhibition. That money is a complete waste and could have been better served running a shortened MiLB season. Maybe when Tony Clarke steps down the players union can be run by Blake Snell while he plays video games on his parents basement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha…Blake Snell, playing Fortnite, screams, “we need more money and more snacks.”

      • krazyivan says:
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        Blake has called on Tony Clarke to renegotiate the control settings that his parents are using on the new Circle device they bought to restrict internet access.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blake negotiating start of season, getting thru next level of a video game, renegotiating CBA and watching 13 Reasons Why

  12. krazyivan says:
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    Gamblers Help line has recently added this for assistance: “If you and your buddies playing daily fantasy sports find that you are involved in the judicial process by suing professional teams for alleged sign stealing this may be a sign you have a gambling problem”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

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