Way back in April the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Commonwealth of Independent States, sent the notorious “Player To Be Named Later” to the Baltimore Orioles for Parker Bridwell. At the time Bridwell was an unheard of 25 year old righthander with less than 20 innings above AA. The move flew under the radar to most of the baseball world with the exception of the Bridwell family, and an eccentric dyslexic real estate agent named Shelly with a passion for anything bird related. See no one at the time, could have foreseen this unheralded pro in his 7th season in the minors helping a major league ball club. Fast forward 3 months, and here we sit about to breakdown Bridwell’s 6th major league start of 2017 against the contending Tampa Bay Rays. What a world!


Scouting Report: Despite spending parts of 7 seasons in the minor leagues, Bridwell has an interesting mix of pitches. The righty is unique from the sense that his most heavily used pitch is his 90 MPH cutter and not his mid-90’s four-seamer. Though the usage difference between the two is mere percentage points (24.9% usage on the cutter to 23.58% usage on the four-seamer). He uses his low 90’s sinker (19.5%), mid-80’s changeup (16.7%), and low-80’s slider (15.2%) with near bookends regularity. His changeup has some run, while his slider features two plane movement. He throws all 5 pitches from different release points though the sinker and four-seamer are similar. He tends to work both sides of the plate with his fastball against lefties, while opting to work heavily inside to righthanders. A majority of his cutter usage to both righties and lefties is low in the zone and to the armside. While both his changeup and sinker tend to be used low in the zone to the gloveside. The slider on the other hand tends to be thrown low and inside to all batters. To summarize Bridwell throws lots of pitches all over the zone.


July 16th, 2017 Parker Bridwell vs. The Tampa Bay Rays @ Angel Stadium Anaheim, CA


First Inning

Mallex Smith – 94 MPH fastball, bunt foul, 94 MPH off the plate, Ball 1, 81 MPH slider drops on the outside of the plate, swinging strike 2, 94 MPH fastball way off the plate, ball 2, sinker own the middle, bounced foul, 81 MPH slider cued to second for out number one.

Corey Dickerson – 78 MPH slider drops in on the outside of the plate for strike 1, high fastball is skied foul, 94 MPH fastball off the plate, slider off the plate, ball 2, 91 MPH sinker is hit right at short, 2 outs.

Evan Longoria – 92 MPH sinker inside hit foul, 87 MPH changeup, hit foul, high cutter at 89, cutter low and inside to Longo fouled off, slider off the plate to the glove side ball 1, cutter high and away to Longo and he hits it to left.

Logan Morrison – slider drops in on Lo-Mo, swinging strike 1, cutter off the plate to the armside, 83 MPH changeup off the plate fouled back, cutter off the plate, ball 2, slider drops on the inside, swinging strike three.

Not too shabby, Bridwell is mixing a whole bunch of different offerings. As shown in the final pitch to Lo-Mo the breaking ball has some bite.

Second Inning

Steven Souza Jr. – 91 MPH cutter on the inside to Souza is missed by Maldonado and it hits the home plate umpire in the balls, ouch, ball 1 literally! Fastball hit down the left field line foul, changeup hits the inside of the zone called a ball, total missed strike, sinker absolutely destroyed for a possible double, but Maybin plays it quickly off the wall and throws out Souza.

Brad Miller – slider outside ball 1, changeup to the outside ball 2, cutter off the plate again, ball 3, 92 MPH fastball on the inside, strike 1, cutter at 90 MPH taken for a strike, fastball hit foul to the left field corner and Maybin makes a great play. Two outs.

Tim Beckham – cutter at 90 MPH absolutely walloped to leftfield but just goes foul. Ut-oh, the curse of Ralph might have struck out first in game victim. As Bridwell is checked on by The Sciosciopath and the training staff. They’re gone as quickly as they came. 92 MPH off the plate, ball 1, 79 MPH slider gets a swinging strike 2, 93 MPH sinker off the plate gets another swing and a miss.

An eventful Inning for a 1-2-3 job. Bridwell gave up some hard contact, but was throwing lots of strikes whether the umpire saw it that way or not. Martin Maldonado is an atrocious pitch-framer. He catches like a little leaguer.

Third Inning

Adeiny Hechavarria – Fastball at 93 gets hit right back up the middle. Rays love first pitch swinging.

Jesus Sucre – 91 MPH sinker taken for strike 1, 82 MPH something slider maybe changeup overthrown way off the plate on the gloveside, mistake pitch ball 1, 82 MPH changeup off the plate gets a swinging strike 2, 80 MPH slider buried in the dirt off the plate Ugly swing by Sucre.

Mallex Smith – 78 MPH slider gets a swinging strike 1, changeup off the plate, ball 1, 78 MPH breaking ball catches the outside of the plate, strike 2, 92 MPH fastball slapped down the 3rd baseline foul, 79 MPH slider hit to short, Simmons flips it to Franklin to get Hechavarria but he can’t beat the speedy Smith to turn two.

Corey Dickerson – not a pitch is thrown, as Bridwell picks up Mallex at first.

Outside of the first pitch single not a ball was hit out of the infield. Bridwell got ahead to both batters after the single and continued to display a nice breaking ball that gets lots of swings.

Fourth Inning

Corey Dickerson – Sinker at 91 fouled off, strike 1, 92 MPH cutter off the plate, ball 1, slider low in the zone is ripped in the air deep to center but Trout makes the play right before the warning track. One out.

Evan Longoria – 91 MPH cutter fouled off, strike 1, 92 MPH sinker fouled off, strike 2, 80 MPH slider foul tip, 91 MPH sinker gets a swinging strike 3. Two outs.

Logan Morrison – 83 MPH changeup hit right to Valbuena at first at thats it for the Rays in the fourth.

Only needed 8 pitches to run through the middle of the Rays order. Great inning, of course the Rays overly aggressive approach on first pitch strikes helps you look efficient.

Fifth Inning

Steven Souza Jr. – 90 MPH cutter off the plate, ball 1, cutter down Main Street is smacked deep to center, but Trout makes the catch at the track. One out.

Brad Miller – Slider drops in for strike one, sinker off the plate strike two, another sinker swinging strike three.

Tim Beckham – 79 MPH breaking ball bounces before the plate, ball 1, 87 MPH changeup over the plate hit up the middle for a single.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 88 MPH cutter hit foul, strike 1, 91 MPH sinker off the plate fouled off, strike 2, 79 MPH slider gets a swinging strike 3.

Bridwell is cruising getting swings on his breaking ball getting ahead with his three Fastball variation, and mixing in his changeup. He kind of reminds me of Rick Porcello, not only in build and delivery but also stuff.

Sixth Inning

Jesus Sucre – First pitch strike didn’t see game broadcast came back a hair late, slider at 79 over the outside corner for a swinging strike 2, slider low and in the dirt, ball 1, cutter fouled off, slider cued toward first and Bridwell covers first. One out.

Mallex Smith – 83 MPH changeup off the plate, ball 1, bunt on front of Bridwell, and he easily makes the play to first. Two outs.

Corey Dickerson – 82 MPH changeup off the plate, ball 1, 90 MPH sinker buried gets a swinging strike 1, cutter to the same spot gets a swinging strike 2, 88 MPH changeup high in the zone fouled back, 1-2 count, 78 MPH breaking ball gets a swing and miss to end the 6th.

A really good performance by Bridwell today as he’s just dominating the Rays. I can’t get over how good his breaking ball looks. The at bat to Dickerson to end the inning might have been his best at bat of the game.

Seventh Inning

Evan Longoria – 77 MPH slider in the dirt, and Longo holds up, ball 1, another breaking ball on the outside of the plate, ball 2, fastball at 92, strike 1, changeup at 85 is pulled to left for a leadoff single.

Logan Morrison – 77 MPH slider low and inside, ball 1, changeup at 83 drops out of the zone, ball 2, 90 MPH sinker middle in and it’s crushed for a homer to rightfield.

Steven Souza Jr. – missed the first pitch strike, 89 MPH sinker on the outside of the plate ball 1, 87 MPH changeup, ball 2, 77 MPH slider gets a swinging strike 2, 91 MPH fastball fouled off into the seats, 91 MPH sinker in the dirt off the plate, slider gets Souza to swing, strike 3. One out.

Brad Miller – 78 MPH slider, ball 1, 75 MPH slider strike 1, 90 MPH cutter, ball 2, changeup too far inside, ball 3, fastball, fouled off strike 2, 75 MPH slider. First walk.

Final Line: 6.1 IP, 6 Hits, 1 Walk, 2 Runs, 1 Home Run, 8 K’s, 14 Swinging Strikes, 96 pitches, 63 strikes.

Summary: In closing Bridwell’s arsenal of pitches was very much on display today. He showed the ability to spot the three variations of his fastball in the four-seamer, cutter, and sinker. Mixed in the change, and got swings and misses in bunches with his two plane breaking ball. The Rays aggressive approach on first pitch strikes certainly aided Bridwell’s efficient outing, but he definitely showed he’s worthy of an extended look in the Angels rotation. Whether that happens or not is another story.

Razzball Baseball

Updated Top 100 SP

(rankings for ROS based on 12-team Roto)

1 Max Scherzer, WAS 
2 Chris Sale, BOS
3 Clayton Kershaw, LAD
4 Madison Bumgarner, SF  
5 Alex Wood, LAD 
6 Corey Kluber, CLE   
7 Zack Greinke, ARI   
8 Stephen Strasburg, WAS
9 Lance McCullers, HOU 
10 Carlos Martinez, STL   
11 Jacob deGrom, NYM
12 Yu Darvish, TEX
13  Carlos Carrasco, CLE   
14  Robbie Ray, ARI
15 Luis Severino, NYY 
16 Chris Archer, TB  
17 David Price, BOS  
18 Michael Fulmer, DET    
19 Jimmy Nelson, MIL
20 James Paxton, SEA
21 Jake Arrieta, CHC  
22  Sean Manaea, OAK  
23 Jon Lester, CHC
24 Gerrit Cole, PIT     
25 J.A. Happ, TOR   
26 Jose Berrios, MIN  
27 Marcus Stroman, TOR  
28 Rich Hill, LAD 
29 Jose Quintana, CHW  
30 Gio Gonzalez, WAS  
31 Dan Straily, MIA 
32 Danny Duffy, KC   
33 Jason Vargas, KC   
34 Jacob Faria, TB
35 Jameson Taillon, PIT  
36 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS
37  Cole Hamels, TEX        
38 Jon Gray, COL    
39 Brandon McCarthy, LAD   
40 Jordan Montgomery, NYY  
41 Zack Godley, ARI     
42 Steven Matz, NYM
43 Ivan Nova, PIT   
44 Drew Pomeranz, BOS
45 Aaron Nola, PHI   
46 Charlie Morton, HOU   
47 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY  
48 Mike Leake, STL
49  Jeff Samardzija, SF  
50 Taijuan Walker, ARI  
51  Sonny Gray, OAK    
52 Rick Porcello, BOS    
53 Mike Clevinger, CLE        
54 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL  
55 Carlos Rodon, CHW   
56 Kenta Maeda, LAD 
57 Lance Lynn, STL     
58 Justin Verlander, DET    
59 Brad Peacock, HOU  
60 Ervin Santana, MIN     
61 Alex Cobb, TB 
62 Trevor Cahill, SD    
63 Mike Fiers, HOU      
64 Felix Hernandez, SEA    
65 Jake Odorizzi, TB       
66 C.C. Sabathia, NYY       
67 Aaron Sanchez, TOR 
68 Dylan Bundy, BAL   
69 Jeff Hoffman, COL         
70 Sean Newcomb, ATL      
71 Trevor Bauer, CLE   
72 Seth Lugo, NYM 
73   Ariel Miranda, SEA     
74 Marco Estrada, TOR        
75 Michael Wacha, STL   
76 Luis Castillo, CIN      
77 Ian Kennedy, KC   
78 John Lackey, CHC        
79           Dinelson Lamet, SD             
80 Adam Wainwright, STL  
81 Julio Teheran, ATL       
82  Mike Montgomery, CHC
83 Kendall Graveman, OAK     
84 Jaime Garcia, ATL  
85                               German Marquez, COL                                 
86 Scott Feldman, CIN   
87 J.C. Ramirez, LAA   
88 Tanner Roark, WAS 
89 Zack Wheeler, NYM    
90 Kyle Freeland, COL 
91 Luis Perdomo, SD   
92 Jose Urena, MIA 
93 Jerad Eickhoff, PHI    
94 Zach Davies, MIL 
95 Jason Hammel, KC  
96 Parker Bridwell, LAA
97 Andrew Moore, SEA 
98 Jhoulys Chacin, SD  
99 Tyson Ross, TEX
100 Trevor Williams, PIT


Disabled List (Ranking When Active):  Noah Syndergaard, NYM (8), Dallas Keuchel, HOU (13),  Johnny Cueto, SF (28)Chase Anderson, MIL (29) Kyle Hendricks, CHC (33), Matt Shoemaker, LAA  (54), Matt Andriese, TB (68),Vincent Velasquez, PHI (73),  Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD   (75) Matt Harvey, NYM (99) Brandon Finnegan, CIN (100)

Coming Up: Brandon Woodruff, MIL (DL), Chance Adams, NYY, Jose De Leon, TB, Brent Honeywell, TB, Jack Flaherty, STL, Luke Weaver, STL

Dropped off: Nick Pivetta, PHI, Kevin Gausman, BAL, Francisco Liriano, TOR, Jordan Zimmermann, DETEdinson Volquez, MIA, Jesse Hahn, OAK, R.A. Dickey, ATLTy Blach, SF 

  • I’m so glad I don’t have to rank Johnny Cueto any longer. On one hand he was so bad he deserved a ranking in the 50’s, on the other hand, I felt like he could get hot at any moment.
  • Peace out 2017 seasons of Michael Pineda and Joe Ross. We’ll pour out a little liquor for the official end of the “Joe Ross Era” in the Top 100 Starters. Where are you now?
  • The home/road splits are nuts for Julio Teheran. Granted his home/road peripheral splits still say he’s a mid-4 pitcher, but he’s simply getting killed at Suntrust. One of the few starters you can’t trust at home.

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  1. Another Dan says:

    Hey Ralph,

    Good stuff once again. Thanks.

    Am getting back to the fantasy baseball, unfortunately real life got in the way of Razzball for a while.

    Catching up with all your posts and podcasts is a major job, you are prolific. The prospects top 200 gave me much to cheer, but I am certain I will have a few questions about who to drop and/or trade when I get to thinking about what it all means.

    I am still struggling with player evaluation when it come to prospects.

    One guy wanted to take 3 or 4 of my top prospects (top 30ish on your list) for a top 50 player in MLB. Am sitting in 2nd in a H2H league and the trade may have solidified my batting a little.

    But I felt it was too much, was I right ? Or should I just be viewing these prospects as trade chips?

    It is good to be fielding Bellinger and Benintendi in that same league though.

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @Another Dan: Dan I noticed that I hadn’t seen you a bit. Hope all is well. If it’s a dynasty league I’d hold off from any of those moves. In dynasty depth rules the roost. You need players of quality behind your starters in case those guys slump or deal with injury and have a bad year.

      Nice! I wish I had that combo somewhere.

      • Another Dan says:

        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Things are good. Just been busy with work (exam season in England, alongside a new leadership of the school being parachuted in) family and a few bits of other stuff.

        My local football team opened their new stadium last Saturday. We spent 10 years travelling 17 miles down the coast for ‘home’ games after going bust. 12 years ago we played Chelsea in the FA Cup, 2 years later the club was shut down. Saturday was a day to remember.

        Trade discussions in my dynasty, currently looking like a deal like this.

        Give : Quintana, Senzel, Beuhler, McMahon
        Get : Sano, Ian Happ and a minor

        I’m thinking it’s expensive in the prospect department. I like McMahon and Beuhler. Senzel could be fringey in my 12 team H2H league. I’m not short of prospects; I have 8 of your mid-season top 40. Thoughts ? I’m competitive as it is, I don’t have to trade.


        Another Dan

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:

          @Another Dan: Good to hear it was constructive business and not a personal matter.

          Who’s the club? That’s one of the things I envy most about the English football system. Every town, city, alcove, etc has a club. That’s such a unique fan experience. My “local” teams really represent a rather large geographical area in contrast. Congrats on the new stadium!

          I’d hold off on that trade seems like a lot for Sano

          • Another Dan says:

            @Ralph Lifshitz:

            The club is Scarborough Athletic. We’re a new club that was set up by supporters after the original club was made bankrupt. Having been a football league club in the late 1980’s and throughout the 1990’s we had to start over from the bottom of the football pyramid. We’re supporter run rather than being run by a millionaire chairman. That has it’s own set of rewards and challenges.

            Your local teams are internationally recognised though. With players who are multi-millionaires and some of the finest players to play their sport. Teams that have been crowned the best team in their sport that year. Your local teams are on a totally different scale.

            On Sano, I thought so. Thanks.

            Another Dan

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:

              @Another Dan: Yeah, I’m not complaining, but it must be cool to have that intimate a relationship (sounds bad hahaha)w/ your team. Who knows maybe you find the next Chuck Austin! Laying bricks by day, bulging bags by night.

  2. PM_me_alexwood_woodies says:

    zero respect. Get a lyfe.

    • PM_me_alexwood_woodies says:

      @PM_me_alexwood_woodies: Your take is so bad, someone is liable to pass it off as her own.

        • PM_me_alexwood_woodies says:

          @Ralph Lifshitz: The question isn’t did you see it on Cut4, it’s where did you see it 2 years ago

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:

            @PM_me_alexwood_woodies: It’s been copied by someone who copied, who copied someone.

  3. HarperBetterThanTrout says:

    Ralph, I’m winning my keeper league by a good margin, but unfortunately I need to buy saves. I can keep up to 15 players for next season and I have a couple of spots yet to be determined.

    I got offered Moncada + Raisiel Iglesias for my Odor? How do you like this trade? Other 2B is Segura

    Other possibility is Degrom + Raisel for Odor. I don’t like much Degrom and I don’t really need him. What do you think of him moving forward and for the next year?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @HarperBetterThanTrout: Go accept the first one if you have Segura for 2B

  4. Rocky Mountain High says:

    What level 1b/2b/ss would you think are a fair trade for grienke?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @Rocky Mountain High: Top 5 for 2B and SS. Prolly top 10 for 1st but even that is iffy.

  5. malamoney

    malamoney says:

    I can’t imagine many readers have ever seen Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. That show was great.

    • Slimcompoop says:

      @malamoney: Great show!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @malamoney: Almost went with a different name cause it’s so dated but I couldn’t get it out of my head.

    • jason batteiger says:

      @malamoney: grey, me, you and ralph are rare to be in the know on it. and slim below

  6. Swfcdan says:

    I only ever ask you prospecty questions you know that.

    Ian Anderson and Mike Chavis dropped in my keeper (100 prospects rostered). Chavis the add dropping Collins? OBPer which was why I liked Collins so much but he hasn’t hit well so far.

    • Another Dan says:


      5th August I will be watching some Owls prospects when you visit our new home in Scarborough. Anyone I should watch out for ?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:

        @Another Dan: Yea!!! Footy talk.

      • Swfcdan says:

        @Another Dan: Whoa you guys have heard of Sheffield Wednesday? Kudos!

        I’m not sure about prospects on our team haha, we tend to sign other teams youngsters rather than developing our own. It might be a strong team we field though so you should see a lot of quality, if not then George Hurst (David Hurst’s son) is definately a hot prospect to watch (striker).

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:

          @Swfcdan: Yes of course! I think we’ve discussed it before. I used to write mostly footie! I’m a mainstream American though so I watch United. My real club is Blackburn, but it’s tough to get their matches over here.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @Swfcdan: That’s close but I’d go Chavis, it’s a catcher in fantasy after all.

      • Swfcdan says:

        @Ralph Lifshitz: No chance Collins being a difference maker catcher in a year or two then with his power and OBP? My thought is that position stinks, and your boy Halp really sold me on him in the preseason.

        • Swfcdan says:

          @Swfcdan: And the fact that Devers is the 3B of the future (luckily I own that little beast too), means that Chavis doesn’t have a long term home (only 1B I guess?). Collins does, ok talked myself into keeping Collins haha.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:

          @Swfcdan: Hahaha I just don’t value catching really in dynasty

  7. Cory Iler says:

    Nice work. You don’t think any lasting effects to MadBum for the shoulder? Frankly, as a Giants fan at least, I was shocked and horrified that Boch let him throw so many pitches first game back.

    Also I have a reserve issue with prospects. I have 6 and need to drop one soon. Out of these 6 who would you ditch. Thank you!

    Austin Meadows
    Luis Robert
    Rhys Hoskins
    Derek Fisher
    Victor Robles

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @Cory Iler: It’s Mad-Bum he’s a freak. Until he’s isn’t lol. Understand the concern.

      Hoskins or Meadows depending on where you need help.

  8. OaktownSteve says:

    I told Albiggie when he came up that I heard Mike Ferrin on MLB radio say he’d spoken to two scouts who were really intrigued by his stuff. I picked him up and held him but didn’t start him in his first two starts @NYY and @Bos but I watched both and I’m also pretty interested. I feel like the stuff says to me that he could eventually miss more bats with the pitch mix but like you said he seems intent on a slightly more pitch to contact with the two seam. For me the most interesting pitch is the “slider.” It reads a little like a change with the downward action and the velocity. I’ve actually heard it described as a hybrid. I saw him at 95 with that 4 seam when he needed it. I agree with the overall assessment here. There’s something interesting and he’s not a cookie cutter arsenal and a pretty live arm. Seems a little undersized and there is some effort in the delivery. Interesting guy to keep an eye on.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @OaktownSteve: The slider has some serious vertical break too. He threw more four-seamers in this start than he does on average, but I’m fine with that. It shows there was a gameplan and either he or Maldonado did their homework. The Rays, in particular Longo, kill cut fastballs. He relied more on the four-seam, sinker, and slider this start. One of the bonuses of being able to throw all 5 of your offerings for strikes. He reminds me of Porcello, same build at 6’4 and under 200, maybe the delivery isn’t as clean but they’re similar styles.

        • OaktownSteve says:


          Porcello is not a bad comp, actually. Nice pull, Ralph

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:

            @OaktownSteve: Thanks OTS! Appreciate the input as always. Love getting well formulated opinions in the comments.

  9. bossmanjunior333 says:

    10 team h2h OBP league, trying to trade Thames (excess hitters) for a starter. Was asking another team for Quintana, they will only offer Berrios. Take it or walk away? I’m a little worried about Berrios after that last start. Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @bossmanjunior333: I think I’d do it if you really need pitching. I wouldn’t sweat the last start too much. It was Houston and only 2 runs were earned.

  10. KCC26 says:

    Asked this earlier on another thread, but thought I’d ask for a second opinion :)

    12 team mixed, H2H, keep 6 players at the avg cost of their cost prior to this current and their adp heading into the next season.

    My starters are currently: Kershaw, degrom, wood, Manaea, Eduardo rodriguez, tanaka, Walker, Rodon, Morton

    With that and the keeper info in mind, would you do either of the following:

    R. Zimmerman/upton/degrom for F. Freeman
    R. Zimmerman/Upton/Alex wood (waiver grab this year, would be relatively cheap to keep next year)


    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @KCC26: I’d do the first one

  11. John says:

    What are your thoughts on Aaron Sanchez for Bregman in a H2H redraft league?


    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @John: if you don’t need a starter and are hurting for a 3B or corner guy.

  12. Andrew Mellars says:

    Thoughts on Danny Salazar for rest of season? Is he worth adding in place of a guy like Happ or Nola?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @Andrew Mellars: I’d prefer Happ or Nola.

  13. Mike L says:

    Who do you like better long term? Rivero, Bradley, Snell, Giolito? Rivero wasn’t even listed on latest espn dynasty rankings which left me scratching my head. My other starters are Ed Rod, Syndergaard, Berrios, Taillon, Severino and Gausman. Also have Familia and Diaz with Kopech stashed.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:

      @Mike L: I like Rivero, he’s the most legitimate arm of the ones you listed.

  14. Hayes says:

    Ralph, would you deal Benintendi for Juan Soto , Giolito or Sandy Alcantara and 1st round pick in the first year player draft.It would be pick 15-20. I know that there is alot Robles and Acuna type hype around him.
    Also have a offer of Beni for Rogers and S. Gonsalves.

    Thanks for the help/.

    • Swfcdan says:

      @Hayes: Ralph wouldn’t deal Benni baseball for anyone, you should know that!

  15. Ryan Doumit says:

    12 Team H2H… offered Bryant and Cueto for Harper.

    My SP:
    L. Castillo

    Do I take it and hope that Cueto comes back better? Do I counter for either NOLA, GRAY?

  16. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:

    the 20 teamer in yahoo where i have to have at least 9 active (DL slots would count, you just can’t stash guys to count against the minimum 9) TEX players at all times. lots of stats added like hits/BB’s/putouts/assists/OF assists/fielding %/OPS/double plays (for hitters and pitchers) holds/QS/K per 9/complete games/shutouts/pickoffs/relief wins/relief appearances/OBPA. h2h. 10 NA slots, 5 DL slots. 25 max keepers per year. i’ll put the likely keepers in caps, i already traded away happ and a 1st rounder (it’ll be a bad one anyway) for odor.
    C suzuki (streamer)
    2B ODOR
    SS ANDRUS unless retires, then no keeper
    util CHOO (RF), unless traded away then no keeper
    BN napoli (1B), GALLO (1B/3B), avila (C/1B)
    NA kelly/murphy/MEJIA/ELOY/BRINSON/adames/CALHOUN/collins
    SP (max 6 to prevent hoarding) DARVISH/ARCHER/COBB/chacin/morton/montero (streamer)
    RP (7 slots) GILES/LECLERC/claudio/phelps/maton/zych/morrow
    DL KELA, edinson, andriese, ryu,
    NA y.mendez/URIAS

    this means i can keep 4 more of them, probably mendez, morton, maybe claudio and another bullpen guy (maton maybe) or another prospect guy.

    1. add leody taveras over anybody in NA slot and assume keeper? possibly one of the catchers. am trying to trade collins to the WSOX guy, he’s trying to get eloy on the cheap.

    2.WSOX is trying to get collins and eloy for only peacock + harris. this is far too little right?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:

      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: that retires part clearly meant for beltre, not andrus.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:

        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: f.whitley also stashable, i know he’s FAR off, but he sounds like the type that by this time next year is a 25th overall type or so. while holding mejia i probably have no need for collins/kelly except as trade bait. but nobody seems likely to give much.

  17. Toughdrops says:

    Hey Ralph who would u rather drop in a 12 team dynasty lge. 36 players standard 5×5 h2h lge?
    Tim Anderson, Bader, Nick W, Jeff Hoffman?

    • Toughdrops says:

      Taylor Trammel and gausman in the mix too. Alford and Hoskins as well

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