I have to keep this short, because after the jump is going to be the longest post you’ve ever seen in your life.¬† How do I know all the posts you’ve seen to compare this one to?¬† Because I’m sitting behind you.¬† *waves*¬† Hey!¬† I’ve given you the top 10 for 2018 fantasy baseball, top 20 for 2018 fantasy baseball and top 20 catchers for 2018 fantasy baseball.¬† All projections included are mine, and where I see tiers starting and stopping are included.¬† Let’s do this!¬† Anyway, here’s the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Oh, I get it, it was a C lineup for a team whose B lineup ain’t an A lineup.¬† Understood, my dude, don’t be rude.¬† *smacks face*¬† No more rhyming and I mean it!¬† Anyone want a peanut?¬† But yesterday showed the flashes of greatness from Carlos Carrasco — 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 3.29, and notched 200 IP for the first time in his career — that he is constantly hinting at, and I don’t want to end a sentence with at — dah!¬† If only he’d stop with the hinting.¬† Paint the corners — great!¬† Paint a picture of an ace — super!¬† But we’re not playing Pictionary here, stop with the hints!¬† He’s 30 years old already.¬† At what point is it no longer what he can do and rather this is who he is?¬† No question mark actually.¬† This is it methinks, I said dressed like a leprechaun.¬† Some amazing starts, some lackluster starts, some random DL stint, some of the parts is greater than whole.¬† Yes, I know I spelled sum wrong, don’t make me go back there!¬† Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
I had a thought, 30 years ago there was one source for all information, the encyclopedia.¬† If they wanted to make up information, there was no internet to double check anything.¬† *blows dust off an old book, opens¬†Encyclopedia Britannica, turns to Korean War page*¬† “In 1950-something, Carlos Correa tried to unite the Correan peninsula under Communist rool.”¬† Now there might be too much information, but 30 years ago, you’d shrug and be like, “I guess you spell rule ‘rool,’ and rad on Correa.¬† Hey, look, it says here Columbus invented the mammogram.”¬† Any hoo!¬† Yesterday, Correa went 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer.¬† He’s going to be a tough guy to peg for 2018 fantasy.¬† His power this year is actually solid when you consider he missed six weeks.¬† The lack of steals is disturbing though, if a lack of a fantasy category can be disturbing.¬† I know he’s fast, he knows he’s fast, but the Astros just refuse to let him run.¬† Three attempts all year is pathetic.¬† If he’s a lock for 29 HR, 2 SBs and .290 next year, it’s great, but it’s not 2nd round great.¬† Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
I am a winner who’s probably gonna win again.¬† Giancarlo, forgive me!¬† Giancarlo, forgive me!¬† So many swings I don’t understand.¬† Sometimes I need to stream Tommy Milone.¬† Mitch don’t kill my vibe!¬† Mitch don’t kill my vibe!¬† I can feel your energy while Judge hits homers two planets away.¬† I got my drink, I got my music.¬† I would share it, but today I’m yelling.¬† Mitch don’t kill my vibe!¬† Mitch don’t kill my vibe! (repeat 2x)¬† Yesterday, Mitch Haniger¬†(2-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 15th and 16th homers, and now has 4 homers in the last nine games.¬† He even has a steal, and his run game got the whole world talkin’.¬† King Kunta.¬† Oops, wrong Kendrick Lamar song.¬† If you need help this final week, grab this *itch.¬† Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
With only seven games on the schedule today we’re spending the bulk of our money on starting pitching, because once you get passed the top 3 arms, there’s not a whole lot left. ¬†Clayton Kershaw, $26,700 at Philadelphia and Patrick Corbin, $18,600 at San Diego are on top of the Streamonator and I’m feeling both matchups. ¬†They’re both lefties, the’ye both facing two terrible offenses who strike out more than most teams in the league and they’re the cream of the crop tonight. ¬†It’s Kershaw’s four start coming off the DL, so he should be in a good groove and he won’t be on a pitch count less than a 100 pitches. ¬†The reins should be off tonight and I’m thinking he’ll come away with a W and double digit Ks. ¬†Corbin got rocked for 8 ER in 4.1 innings at home against the Padres back on September 8th. ¬†Look for a monster bounce back game in pitcher friendly Petco tonight, as I’m sure he’s been studying tape. Now that we’ve spent a good chunk on our pitchers. let’s get creative and see what we can do on the offensive side.
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Yesterday, Carlos Carrasco¬†went 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.41, as the Indians won their 162nd game, and four-thousandth in a row. ¬†Hayzeus Cristo, who wants some of the Indians right now? ¬†Who? ¬†Or, more appropriately with the Indians, how? ¬†They’re fired up like their relatives just got a bad case of the pox and they’re all out of peace to put in their pipe. ¬†Am I right? ¬†Or am I just borderline racist?! ¬†You tell me, Redskins fans! ¬†By the way, you know your team name is racist when you can substitute in Redskins and it makes sense, i.e., “The Cleveland Redskins won last night, oh, I’m sorry, I mean Indians.”
Can’t wait for the movie about the Indians’ winning streak that omits Carrasco and Kluber.
‚ÄĒ Razzball (@Razzball) September 12, 2017
Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Went over this a little this morning with my general September call-ups for fantasy baseball (clickbait!) writings/stylings/gibberish. ¬†I’m not enthused by the guys headed to the majors this September. ¬†Look at what happened this year with Yoan Moncada. ¬†He had to be held down an extra month due to a September call-up. ¬†Of course, if, say, Harrison Bader walks on water straight down Broad Street, grabs a Philly cheesesteak, burps in Rhysus’ face, hits a 885-mile turn to the Gateway Arch and wrecks havoc in St. Louis, then by all means I’m grabbing him. ¬†With that said (finally!), Tyler Glasnow should be up any day now. ¬†In Triple-A, he’s been pitching strictly from the stretch, and it’s made all the difference in his mechanics. ¬†He’s compiled a 13.5 K/9 (!), 2.21 xFIP and he throws 95 MPH. ¬†131 Ks to only 31 walks in 87 1/3 IP! ¬†Sign me up pronto, Tonto. ¬†Of course, in mixed leagues, I’m still viewing him mostly as a matchups guy for the final month, but I’d stash everywhere for (Glas)now. ¬†Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Maybe because I am not Prospector Ralph aka Endorphin Ralph aka The Prospector aka Prospect Jesus aka Peter, Paul and ‘I Know Prospects’ Mary Well aka The Pro-Spectulator aka I Am Still Not Beating Grey In Our League And Grey Beat Me To Waivers For Rhysus aka No, You’re Minor, I’m Major, But I Know Minors Just Not Like That aka Ralph Lifshitz, but this year’s September call-ups are kinda sad. ¬†Do I like Jack Flaherty? ¬†Sure, Flaherty is must SCTV! ¬†But he’s kinda more to do with matchups. ¬†Tyler Glasnow? ¬†Well, more on him in this afternoon’s Buy column. ¬†Willie Calhoun? ¬†Great, but where does he play? ¬†Harrison Bader and Franklin Barreto? ¬†Haven’t we gone down that road already? ¬†I would absolutely grab any September call-up if he was helping me in a redraft league, but the choice between Willie Calhoun platooning and, say, Howie Kendrick playing? ¬†Kendrick all day, and twice on Muesday, that magical day between Monday and Tuesday. ¬†Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yesterday, Ender Inciarte went 8-for-10 with two runs, 5 RBIs and two steals (18, 19), hitting .310. ¬†That’s a doubleheader that would’ve made Ernie Banks blush. ¬†And Ernie only blushed one time that we know of, the time Ernie confused Fergie Jenkins with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas late one night at Harry Caray’s. ¬†“Yo, Ernie, what you talkin’ about with my humps, my lovely little lumps? ¬†And I don’t know what I’m going to do with the junk in my trunk, why do you keep asking? ¬†You holding a garage sale?” ¬†I don’t know why I enjoy the sweet stylings of Ender Inciarte so much. ¬†I kinda hate guys like Adam Eaton, and we should call Ender, “Cheap Eats with Some Indian Guy Named Khan,” because he is nothing more than a cheap Eaton. ¬†Maybe it’s because Ender always comes at a discounted rate to go with his “Yes, You Khan Cheap Eats” shizz. ¬†Though, he is a fantasy beast for supporting actual beasts. ¬†In other words, Ender is not making or breaking your team, but when you have guys that hit 40 HRs and .250, guys like Ender make all the difference as supplements. ¬†“Did someone say supplements?” ¬†What the hell are you doing here, Bonds? ¬†Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
For the last few days, I’ve been in New York for my grandfather’s 90th birthday. ¬†With each passing year, he gets more casually racist, and, let’s just say, he didn’t start at zero. ¬†I told him Byron Buxton hit three homers on Sunday, and he said, “Byron? ¬†What’s he, a Jew?” ¬†I told him, no, I don’t think so, but, of course, he can’t hear so well, so he continued, “I didn’t think Jews played sports. ¬†Well, I guess he’ll at least be good with the money he makes.” ¬†Then he went on a twenty-minute rant about how he’d have more money if he was Jewish (he’s Italian). ¬†If you read Who Is Grey Albright?, you’ll know that I was raised by my grandparents, so let’s hope the apple rolled far enough away from the tree. ¬†Otherwise, I’m gonna be writing roundups in 40 years like this, “Byron Buxton Jr. – He has better contact rates than his father, and prolly can find a good interest rate, ya know, because Jew.” ¬†Here’s my grandfather with the entertainment we got for the party. ¬†For those of you that grew in the tri-state area in the 1980’s, you’ll be familiar with the entertainment:
My grandfather’s 90th birthday with special guest, Uncle Floyd! pic.twitter.com/hmAUH2z0Vr
‚ÄĒ Razzball (@Razzball) August 27, 2017
Any hoo! ¬†Byron Buxton went 4-for-5, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and three homers (11, 12, 13) and his 24th steal. ¬†A triple slam and legs? ¬†What a glutton for wonderful! ¬†From the 1st half to the 2nd half, his average went from .216 to .309; his K-rate is down from 31% to 25%; his OPS went from .594 to .903; his ISO went from .090 to .245, and his OBP went from .288 to .350. ¬†Beginning to think real adjustments have been made for 2018, because everything’s been better in the 2nd half. ¬†His 2nd half has been bigger and better than the pictures I saw recently of Tiger Woods, if you catch my drift. ¬†(Okay, so the apple doesn’t roll that far from the tree after all.) ¬†Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?