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Ralph Lifshitz and I start the podcast by reminiscing about the good ol’ days when we played tackle football without pads on and were constantly breaking our fingers, ribs, noses, and orbital bones. Nowadays, my biggest concern is this stiff neck I’ve had all day from sleeping the wrong way. We then move right into bemoaning the fact that Willie Calhoun personally declared, “I will not get called up,” along with talking about a few players who did get the call, including Jack Flaherty, Tyler Mahle, Francisco Mejia, and Alex Verdugo. The meat of the show is all about ranking the top starting pitchers, discussing everybody from Michael Kopech, Brent Honeywell, Forrest Whitley, and Sixto Sanchez, to Michel Baez, Joey Wentz, Corbin Burnes, Trevor Rogers and everyone in between. As always, please make sure to support our sponsor by heading over to RotoWear.com and entering promo code “SAGNOF” for 15% off the highest quality t-shirts in the fantasy sports game (now shipping to Canada). It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:

   
  1. Mike says:
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    Round 1 of the playoffs. I’ve got a nice lead in ERA/WHIP. Chasing wins right now. Your thoughts on starting Jon gray, at home, against Arizona?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Mike: If you own Gray I think you have to start him in that matchup (Arizona is not a good road hitting team in general), especially considering your particular circumstances.

  2. Rosscoe says:
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    Another great show gentlemen!

    Quick question Halp. I’m in a tight race for the lead in a 15 team roto league. Points to be had from K’s, but I can also gain or drop in the ratios. Thinking about bidding on Glasnow this week. I know if could be risky, but he’s looked much better and dropped the walks a bit lately.

    You think he’s coming up and would you risk it?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Rosscoe: Thanks, Rosscoe! My guess is that he does eventually get called up for about 3 starts or so, but I wouldn’t risk using him in anything but a must use scenario depending on the standings. Not to say he isn’t a good pick up though, because he does have the ability to strikeout 10 guys in a start if that is what you need to win the league in the last week and the ratio standings are more or less locked in.

      • Rosscoe says:
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        @Halp: Thanks Halp. You are as wise as your claws are long!

        I had hoped he might get the call a little earlier, but you are probably right given his first stint with the club this year. I might be getting a little too desperate. It’s getting tough to find decent streamers at this point

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Rosscoe: haha … tough to know without seeing your standings, but if you are right to be desperate, Glasnow is a good hail mary play.

          • Rosscoe says:
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            @Halp: Nobody remembers who came second Halp! I think he could be worth the gamble.

            I’m happy to swing for the fences, but might wait a week and stream someone else in the meantime if you don’t think he’s up yet.

            • Halp

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              @Rosscoe: I don’t have the slightest clue as to when he will be up, ha. It depends on if they decide to go to a 6 man rotation (and when) and injuries of course.

              • Rosscoe says:
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                @Halp: Well they do have Brault in there right now and skipping Nova’s start, so WTF knows right? I’m not sure where they fit him in.

                I’d be happy to stash him, but I have the Dodgers true Ace Alex Wood coming of the DL, so I’m not sure if I want to waste the spot… Oh, decisions.

                • Halp

                  Halp says:
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                  @Rosscoe: exactly, September is so unpredictable with playing time even if a guy does get called up. That’s why I guessed 3 starts.

  3. Brett says:
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    What were your thoughts the first time you heard the name Skye Bolt?

    I wish this guy would stop striking out. I want him on all of my fantasy teams someday because he sounds like a Marvel character. But every time I check his line for the night, it’s something along the lines of 1-5, 2 k. :(

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Brett: ha, sounds like a name that will never live up to the billing.

  4. J.R. says:
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    Entertaining podcast as always gentlemen.

    Anyhow, who’s your prospect pitcher who not everyone has heard of that makes the biggest jump in prospect rankings for next year?

    For a dynasty points league, who would you rather own between Calhoun and Verdugo?

    Thanks.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @J.R.: Much appreciated, J.R. I’m taking Calhoun over Verdugo because of the power. As for the pitcher, Trevor Rogers is definitely someone I think will be in top 100’s very shortly. Relatively high first rd pick so not exactly a sleeper, but not a well known name either depending on level of prospect knowledge in your leagues. Jose Albertos is another guy who could make a big jump in rankings next year.

  5. Kind of off topic but someone in my league just dropped Miguel Cabrera who was on the undroppable list before i traded him Months ago. Can that list change in season?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Favio Vasquez: yea, i’ve seen it change

  6. Kevin says:
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    Where is Soroka on your list?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Kevin: Somewhere in the 11-15 range for me

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