It’s hard to pick which Ross is hated more: the one in Friends whose character is so annoying David Schwimmer could never get work again, or the dynamite starter for the Nationals, who even after pitching mad impressive through his first few starts, wasn’t even the first SP to get the call when Stephen Strasburg went back to the DL yet again.  Why wasn’t he the first call?!

After Joe Ross‘s first run in June, I kept him in the ranks a few more weeks even without a for-sure rotation spot, and when Strasburg tweaked the oblique, I was ready to vault him into the top-50.  But nooooooo, instead they use, I dunno, Taylor Jordan or someone who doesn’t matter?  C’mon Nats, what did Ross ever do to you?!  Finally the Nationals got Ross back up to face the Mets last week in a decent – albeit underwhelming – start given the matchup, so I decided to break down his 5th MLB start at the Pirates, in a pitcher’s duel Sunday afternoon against Gerrit Cole.  Here’s how Ross looked:

First Inning: Ross’s first pitch is a down-and-in 94 MPH fastball to Gregory Polanco, who yanks it on the ground to first for a pretty routine groundout on the first pitch – although Ross had to hustle to cover with the speedy Polanco truckin’ along.  Starling Marte takes a strike in there, then a pretty well placed fastball at 93 MPH on the outside edge is hit right up the middle to center for a single.  Nice piece of hitting there.  So runner at first for Andrew McCutchen who takes 94 just outside, Ross’s first slider hangs a bit high at 85, then Ross has the gusto to through a 2-0 slider and McCutchen swings over it for the first strike.  Fastball outside is taken, and Marte takes off and is caught stealing at second, nice play by Wilson Ramos.  So bases clear, and the 3-1 is a 95 MPH fastball just outside for a walk.  Wow, only Ross’s third walk of the year in this his fifth start.  Newly acquired Aramis Ramirez is hitting cleanup and Ross again flashing that slider in a fastball count and it’s a beaut with Aramis swinging over it, 0-1:

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Then he comes right back in the zone pounding a 95 MPH fastball in there, 0-2:

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Then slider one more time that buries low and away gets Aramis to whiff over it, for one of the easiest, albeit well-pitched strikeouts I’ve seen this year:

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I usually don’t GIF three in a row, but look at that sequence!  Sure it helps Aramis is hot garbage as his career winds down, but impressive nonetheless.

Second Inning: So as we come back from commercial, the broadcast mentions Ross switched to the third base side of the rubber in May which has given his slider more deception – and hell – with only 3 walks on the year, who can argue with the results?!  Jung-Ho Kang takes a strike, 0-1 is a slider that stayed a bit up but kept on the fists and is fouled off weakly, then 0-2 pounds the inside corner at 93 that almost got strike 3 looking, but the 1-2 is another great slider that gets Gang to swing over it for another K.  94 is outside to Neil Walker, then 93 again out there is rocketed to left, but it’s caught on the mid-run for the second out.  That was probably the hardest contact so far.  Fastball is in the dirt and inside on Pedro Alvarez, then a slider gets a weak dribbler foul, 1-1.  Then a nasty 94 MPH fastball with a little sink on it paints the inside corner for strike 2, slider way low and inside, then 94 again paints that inside corner for yet another K – this one looking – to end the inning.

Third Inning: Ross picks up a run of support, and Chris Stewart takes a fastball outside for ball one, then heater again out there is poked to right for a leadoff single.  That’s twice now where some good contact was made when Ross hit the same spot with the same pitch twice in a row.  Gerrit Cole is bunting and bunts the first pitch foul, then the next bunt is a tad hard up the first base line, it was close to try and get the out at second, but Clint Robinson decides to take the out at first for the first out.  One down and runner at second, and Polanco takes a change-up on the outside edge at 88 MPH – not the best looking change-up but it gets a strike – then a pickoff play at second is razor close to get Stewart, but he barely makes it back.  Then the 0-1 is a 94 MPH fastball right down Broadway, and Polanco lines it hard up the middle for a rocket single, Stewart is able to score but the throw gets away from Ramos, and Polanco is able to advance to third.  Yikes, literally a millimeter from getting that scoring run out on the pickoff on top of almost getting him out on the bunt, and now there’s a speedy runner at third with only one out.  And the first pitch to Marte is a slider that hung inside and it plunks Marte which gets the benches yelling.  Dude, calm down Pirates coaches, it was a friggin’ slider with your best hitter coming up next.  But the Nationals broadcast’s cool heads prevail, mentioning that with the benches warned, if Cole – who pitches inside – hits someone, he could get tossed.  Anyway, runners at the corners with the dangerous McCutchen up and Ross barely misses outside with a slider at 85 for ball one – that was close – slider again dives low and outside and McCutchen barely holds his swing, for a very close 2-0 count.  Dangerous pitch, and Ross goes again with a slider that stayed in the zone, and McCutchen flares it to center for an RBI single.  Nice hitting there, and now Ross has lost the lead giving up two runs with runners at first and second.  Aramis then golfs at a first-pitch fastball down and in and it’s an easy, routine fly to right for the second out.  Man, am I glad he’s off the Brewers!  Two down, and Kang takes a nice fastball but it’s just outside for a ball, slider pulls the string and Kang is way in front and over it, 94 MPH is a perfect fastball in for strike two, then Ross goes slider again and front doors it at 85 MPH to get Kang looking and get out of the inning.

Fourth Inning: Still down 1-2, Ross starts Walker with a slider that stays outside, slider again buries in the dirt low-and-in, and the 2-0 is a fastball fairly well placed at the knees, but it was in the center of the plate and Walker as a lefty likes it down there and rips it to center for a homer.  Ross gave in to the fastball count there, and it cost him.  Ross is outside to Alvarez at 92, slider is in the dirt and inside, and Ross again down in a 2-0 count and losing a little command.  This time the fastball to a lefty gets Alvarez to swing under the 93 MPH heat, fastball again out there is hit foul, then the 2-2 is another slider at 84 that acts more like a change-up, and it changes speeds enough to get Alvarez out in front for a strikeout swinging.  Stewart takes a ball outside, slider is a beauty that dropped in the zone for a swing over it, another great slider sweeps in the zone and nips the outside corner 1-2, and Ross is getting his feel back.  Slider one more time has Stewart way in front and trying to hold his swing, but he went and it’s another K.  Fastball barely low to Cole, fastball hits the outside corner 1-1, slider at 82 in the zone gets Cole out in front whiffing, then slider again in there is hit a mile high to left for an easy flyout to end the inning.

Fifth Inning: At 53 pitches, Ross is outside to Polanco 1-0, nice running fastball – maybe a cutter – at 91 gets in the zone 1-1, slider is down-and-in, then a fastball well placed down-and-in again is hit hard to center, but Michael Taylor makes a great leaping grab on the run for a first out.  Web gem!  But a 0.1 out for the Gamescore+ valuation.  Marte swings over a first-pitch slider, fastball outside, then a nice 1-1 slider is bounced to third for a routine second out.  McCutchen hits the first-pitch slider very hard oppo field but it slices just foul, 0-1 is a fastball low and outside, fastball on the hands hit back foul, then a slider on the hands is ripped to third, Yunel Escobar makes a diving play on it and gets McCutchen at first, with the Nats D stepping up to help Ross get a 1-2-3 inning.

Sixth Inning: First pitch fastball to Aramis is rocketed to third, but it’s right to Escobar for the first out.  Better AB than Aramis’s first two, that’s for sure!  And speaking of bad ABs, Kang with two strikeouts on the day starts his third AB with a horrible swing at a slider expecting a fastball, strike one:

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Slider again is low, steady diet of sliders continues with a bender outside, fastball in the zone gets strike two, but it was only at 91 MPH so let’s hope velo is still there.  Sinking 91 MPH fastball is low and inside, slider on the hands gets an excuse-me check swing barely tipped off the bat, slider in the zone is hit well in front foul, 3-2 again is a slider on the hands and Kang breaks his bat for an easy grounder to third for the second out.  Escobar making the last four outs!  First pitch fastball to Walker is hit back foul, great slider at 83 burying down and inside is swung over and missed 0-2, slider again in the same spot is topped over for a dribbler foul, slider skips in low, the slider again burying low gets a swing-and-miss for his 7th K, retired 9 in a row, but at only 78 pitches they yank him and he’s stuck with a tough L.

Final Line:  L  6.0 IP  78 Pitches (51 Strikes)  3 ER  5 Hits  1 Walk  7 K  Gamescore: 56   Gamescore+: 56.8

Final Analysis:  Holy cow!  I know Ross has been good, but I didn’t expect him to look this good.  He had a tough luck matchup against Gerrit Cole which hurt his chances at a W, and obviously as he gets more experience, they’ll stretch him out to pitch deeper as well.  His Gamescore+ ended up right at his Gamescore with a few hard-hit outs negating the boost of the nice Ks.

Ross’s fastball is certainly above average, clocking in at 93.1 MPH on the season, but constantly hit the 94-95 range when he needed some extra juice.  It also featured a lot of movement with run and sink, but when he hit the same spot twice in a row, hitters could make an adjustment.  But the bread and butter is the slider, a pitch he throws 33.9% of the time usually in the 83-85 range that can cut into the zone or bury into the dirt.  He also throws a change-up 11.1% of the time this year, but I only noticed a handful, if that.  Maybe a few pitches that looked like hanging sliders were actually change-ups, but that pitch didn’t differentiate itself too much if so.

Unlike his older brother, Ross has a much more typical and repeatable throwing motion, which is obvious given his 34:3 K:BB in 32.2 IP across 5 starts this year.  You want to know who Ross is, almost right now?  He’s Chris Archer.  Fastball that can ramp it up, different versions of, at times, an absolutely unhittable slider, and the throwing motion is similar as well.  The difficulty in ranking Ross right now in ROS terms, is as mentioned above, how many more starts he’s going to make since the Nationals hate him.  The Nats are loaded at SP and I doubt they yank Doug Fister, so yet again when Strasburg is back, Ross is likely heading back to the Minors or a long-relief role.  That said, Ross still makes it in at 67 in my ranks, just for the chance another injury occurs and he’s just so, so good.  I’m going to rank him extraordinarily high next year, but I could see him being one of the more popular sleepers.  And if you’re in a dynasty, now is the time to try and swoop in and pick him up before he really breaks out next year as a starter for the whole season.

Razzball Baseball

JB’s Updated Top 100 SP

(rankings for ROS based on 12-team Roto, green for risers, red for fallers)

RANK SP, Team
1 Clayton Kershaw, LAD
2 Max Scherzer, WAS
3 Chris Sale, CWS
4 Felix Hernandez, SEA
5 Madison Bumgarner, SF
6 David Price, DET
7 Gerrit Cole, PIT
8 Zack Greinke, LAD
9 Jake Arrieta, CHC
10 Corey Kluber, CLE
11 Jacob deGrom, NYM
12 Chris Archer, TB
13 Jose Fernandez, MIA
14 Cole Hamels, PHI?
15 Sonny Gray, OAK
16 Johnny Cueto, KC
17 Carlos Martinez, STL
18 Francisco Liriano, PIT
19 Dallas Keuchel, HOU
20 Matt Harvey, NYM
21 Jon Lester, CHC
22 Michael Wacha, STL
23 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY
24 Carlos Carrasco, CLE
25 Danny Salazar, CLE
26 Jeff Samardzija, CWS
27 Garrett Richards, LAA
28 James Shields, SD
29 Lance Lynn, STL
30 Jason Hammel, CHC
31 Jordan Zimmermann, WAS
32 Tyson Ross, SD
33 Noah Syndergaard, NYM
34 A.J. Burnett, PIT
35 Shelby Miller, ATL
36 Michael Pineda, NYY
37 Stephen Strasburg, WAS
38 Gio Gonzalez, WAS
39 Jose Quintana, CWS
40 John Lackey, STL
41 Collin McHugh, HOU
42 Julio Teheran, ATL
43 Hector Santiago, LAA
44 Scott Kazmir, HOU
45 Phil Hughes, MIN
46 Patrick Corbin, ARI
47 Taijuan Walker, SEA
48 Lance McCullers, HOU
49 Mat Latos, MIA
50 Andrew Cashner, SD
51 Kyle Hendricks, CHC
52 Andrew Heaney, LAA
53 Nate Karns, TB
54 Trevor Bauer, CLE
55 Jake Odorizzi, TB
56 Carlos Rodon, CWS
57 Mike Fiers, MIL
58 Yordano Ventura, KC
59 Chris Heston, SF
60 Chris Tillman, BAL
61 Erasmo Ramirez, TB
62 Jimmy Nelson, MIL
63 Aaron Nola, PHI
64 Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA
65 Wei-Yin Chen, BAL
66 Alex Wood, ATL
67 Joe Ross, WAS
68 Taylor Jungmann, MIL
69 Mike Leake, CIN
70 Ervin Santana, MIN
71 Edinson Volquez, KC
72 Mike Bolsinger, LAD
73 Jake Peavy, SF
74 Rubby De La Rosa, ARI
75 Robbie Ray, ARI
76 Danny Duffy, KC
77 Jaime Garcia, STL
78 Kevin Gausman, BAL
79 Marco Estrada, TOR
80 Dan Haren, MIA
81 Matt Cain, SF
82 Nathan Eovaldi, NYY
83 Ian Kennedy, SD
84 C.J. Wilson, LAA
85 Justin Verlander, DET
86 Kendall Graveman, OAK
87 Cody Anderson, CLE
88 Kyle Gibson, MIN
89 Ubaldo Jimenez, BAL
90 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS
91 Tony Cingrani, CIN
92 Doug Fister, WAS
93 Anibal Sanchez, DET
94 Michael Montgomery, SEA
95 Jon Niese, NYM
96 Drew Pomeranz, OAK
97 Drew Hutchison, TOR
98 Matthew Wisler, ATL
99 Jesse Chavez, OAK
100 Jeremy Hellickson, ARI

Dropped Out: Vincent Velasquez, HOU (Kazmir pushing him to bullpen), Brett Anderson, LAD (not hitting the DL, but man I have to fight him off because I’m worried about injuries, and he got injured the first week I put him in!), Matt Moore, TB (can we just give up on him this year yet?), J.A. Happ, SEA (Ugh, that one didn’t work out…), Mark Buehrle, TOR (I wanted to keep him in, but ran out of spots)

  • Is there any pitcher more frustrating than Corey Kluber this year?!  Well, sure there have been a lot worse, but his peripherals look identical to last year, except 10% lower left on base.  But at some point, you just have to move him down.  Friggin’ bullpen hung him out to dry last time too…
  • Maybe teammate Carlos Carrasco is more frustrating!  Another 5 ER in the first inning over the weekend, raising his ERA to an even 9.00 in the first inning.  His stuff still looks phenomenal, but this has been going on too long.
  • As Grey and I discussed on the Pod, the improvement of park for Johnny Cueto is negated by switching to the AL for a lateral move in value.  I’d have him higher if I didn’t have slight concerns with the elbow – but they’re very slight.  If the Royals felt good enough to get him, he’s probably going to be fine.
  • I don’t think the move to Houston changes too much, but Scott Kazmir  still has injury concerns for me, and he hasn’t put together a full season since, I dunno, the Rays.  I think they were still the Devil Rays it was so long ago…
  • I had to fight for Carlos Rodon, and he gave up as many walks last time out as I’ve thrown in the Major Leagues!  Like I mentioned a few weeks ago in the comments, if that walk rate drops just a tad, he gives up such weak contact that he can go on a run.  Very encouraging, even though it doesn’t get a big raise yet.
  • I was ready to have a huge drop for Yordano Ventura, but man he looked good last time out, right after being sent to AAA and coming right back up because Jason Vargas got hurt.  With Cueto now in the mix, I still don’t think Ventura goes back to AAA – maybe the shame of the demotion was enough to fire him back up.
  • Another thing Grey and I talked about is first/second half splits, where Chris Tillman has been unbelievable in the second half the past few years.  He looked good again yesterday, and I’m cautiously optimistic ROS.  I’m holding where I can.
  • I’m so thankful for the comments!  I may have never dropped Alex Wood like I should’ve, with his bad K-rate and general ho-humness.  One of the biggest non-injury drops I’ve made this year.
  • Mike Bolsinger has been keeping this going more than anyone could have expected, so I had to move him up.  Still a little skeptical, even though his peripherals look pretty normalized now even with his 2.79 ERA.  But he risks having hitters figure his junk out.

Thoughts on Mr. Ross?  You guys agree he will be a big sleeper in 2016?  And what are your thoughts on the ranks?  I certainly could use your awesome comments to help with a big adjustment for next week, which will factor in all of the deadline trades.  Catch you in August, Razzball Nation!

  1. Why don’t the Indians read razzball and listen to the podcast? Seriously, though, their pitching coaches’ inability to right what seems like a fundamental problem with Carrasco is mind boggling.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hugman: Hahaha, Grey and I should coach a team! If anything, they would have great fantasy numbers… Thanks for stoppin by!

      • @JB Gilpin: I’m just pissed because I want to trade Kluber or Carrasco for a very big bat, and they’re making it impossible!

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          @Hugman: Ugh yeah that’s for sure! I’d obviously like to move Carrasco first, but Kluber will bring in a lot more value. Toughie!

  2. greg says:
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    Would you take Corbin over Erasmo? Given the body of work, Erasmo has had one bad game (his last) in last 3 mos…..but the rankings say for ROS you would say yes….not sure it’s worth a move….but I’m asking. :) Also, Jeffress the next likely closer? Would you grab him over Motte, who really kinda sucks?

    G

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      @greg: Or Joe Ross. Tx.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @greg: Yeah still gonna take Corbin, bc of Ross’s insecurity to start ROS

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @greg: Yup I would take Corbin – so much more K upside, and even off TJ I would expect Corbin to pitch more innings on a game-to-game basis than Erasmo. It seems they only let him go 5-6 innings every time! Ummm, yeah I would guess Jeffress, but lordy I wouldn’t put it past my terrible Brewers to give Broxton a shot. I’d keep holding Motte for now.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. MB says:
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    In a keeper where the top 55 are kept, would you want syndergaard or strasburg going forward after this year? 7×7 with QS and K per nine instead of Ks too

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MB: Whewwwwwwww, that’s a close one. Ya know what, I’ll probably go against the grain and take SYndergaard!

      • MB says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thank you

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @MB: Any time!

  4. nightpandas says:
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    JB

    10 moves left for the year…worth dropping Chavez for Jungmann? QS league…

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: or I could grab Robbie Ray….two good starts this week

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        @nightpandas: Yup I would! Ray is intriguing though, but SEA seems like they’re pitching better, I would roster Jungmann and hope this hot streak lasts until close to the end of the year

  5. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    5×5 keeper league, I do this deal in a heartbeat right?

    My Carlos Correa for his Gerritt Cole, Joey Votto, and Jhonny Perralta

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Splendid Sphincter: Oh geez, yeah that’s like a Godfather offer, I mighta spent two heartbeats, but yeah you gotta take that

  6. Fungazi says:
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    Nice Wood dump! I ended up giving him away in a trade, basically a toss in, and the guy straight dropped him the next day. LoL.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: Yikkkkkkes, which included more Ks in that word than Wood on the year haha

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        @JB Gilpin: For sure, although now he’s going to have a great start and someone’s going to grab him and ride him to a 7-1 W/L with a sub 2 ERA and K per inning rest of season right?

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          @Fungazi: nahhhh, it’s possible, but extremely unlikely. I could see Ubaldo having another run like that about equally as possible

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            @JB Gilpin: Well, there’s the start – 3 hit the O’s with 7 ks and no runs given up. This guy is so annoying, there’s one every year.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Fungazi: Ugh yeah I saw that. Let’s blame it on the O’s have virtually never seen him before!

  7. Charlie says:
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    Yo JB,

    16-team dynasty league.

    Cueto
    Shields
    Billy

    for

    Shelby
    Buxton
    Wisler

    Who you got?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Charlie: Eesh, tough one. Eh, more I’m thinking about it I’m def taking Cueto side, love Buxton, but you get just so much for right now – and for the next few years – I don’t see any big falloff from Cueto or Shields any time soon

  8. Spyre says:
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    h2h points league, and the back end of my rotation sucks…
    I got karns, tillman, yordano, joe ross
    The best free agents are hughes, nelson, brett anderson, wisler

    make any moves here? I’m worried about yordano and ross getting bumped from the rotation

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      @Spyre: Yeah it’s certainly a worry for those two, Ross I would keep holding just bc he should have 1-2 more starts for sure until we know to move on. Yordano I might move for Hughes since Hughes seems to go deep every time out, which helps in Pts

  9. scott steelers says:
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    Great stuff as alwaus! As of now I have 4 more starts than my opponent. Debating on letting Hendricks sit the bench today instead of pitching vs Colorado… Whatcha think?

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      @scott steelers: Thanks man! I think I would still use Hendricks – he got unlucky in that first inning vs the Reds last time out and has otherwise been more or less dominant. At COL i would let him sit though haha

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        @JB Gilpin: yea true. A few infield hits and a bloop double for frazier. I’m also looking for some middle infield help. What do you think of a javier baez stash incase of trade or just promotion. Like the plan before he got hurt where he was playing 3rd and bryant was in left….

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          @scott steelers: Yup, I think only a Suarez double was the only hard hit that innings. Ummm, Baez and those Ks… At least it’s down a tad in AAA this year. Ummm in a deeper league I could see it, but in redraft 12 or shallower I don’t know if he’s worth a spot still

  10. TJ says:
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    Any thoughts on Taijuan Walker righting the ship? His WHIP and K/BB rates all look pretty steady, but it seems like he has been getting hit hard.

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      @TJ: Well he faught through it this last one actually stranding some runners – that BS triple play def helped – and the other two he just let a ton score all game. Had 9 straight games with BABIPs under ,318, over .333 these last three-obviously small samples. the rough stat is line drives – was mid-20s or lower in almost every start in his hot run, giving up a lot of liners lately. Looks like contact is harder, I maybe should’ve dropped him looking at some the game-by-game stuff

  11. Ships says:
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    Hey JB, thanks for the rankings again this week. I made a trade yesterday and was hoping to get some feedback.

    My offense is in pretty good shape and I had Rendon and Dickerson come back, giving me 3 bench bats which i don’t need. My pitching staff has gone to shit lately with Cole, Carrasco, Pineda, Hendricks, Nelson, Chen, Graveman, Chavez, Velasquez and Matz and Buch on the DL.

    I have Upton, Dickerson, C Davis ( now Qualifies in the OF), Cain and Dyson for 3 OF slots. Lemathiu gets replaced by Rendon. I have Sano at SS with Desmond benched.

    I was able to trade my Cain, Lemathiu, Cole and Tolleson for his Kershaw, T Ross and Revere.
    Your thoughts? You have Kershaw #1 and Cole 7th. Is the difference in the 2 worth LoCain? All stats are very similar except for the extra 50 K’s. My closers are Tolleson, Osuna and Soriano. Not knowing what is going to happen to Osuna and if Soriano will get the closer role , I decided to semi punt saves and trade Tolleson and DJ and get Ross. Thinking, what good is Tolleson on my team as the only closer?! I can also replace him with Vizcaino, Mujica, Benoit or Smith.

    I feel I really shored up my Pitching as my, should be streamers, all seemed to go cold at the same time. Its a H2H weekly league and I only have 5 moves left.

    Sorry for the rambling… your thoughts on the trade and any advice is well appreciated.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ships: Thanks for stopping by!

      Whoa, love that deal! Maybe that gap specifically isn’t worth Cain, but I think Revere is still really useful and Ross is getting a tad underrated even with his atrocious walks. I just made a few trades to lock up Kershaw and Tanaka in my main league, as I needed some consistent pitching as well with Carrasco and Kluber frustrating me haha. I like the deal, it’s def close, but Kershaw is on his elite level again

  12. Don says:
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    Pineda hater! I get it. He’s on my roster.

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      @Don: Hahaha nothing personal man! I had him way higher loving that k:bb, but just so inconsistent…

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    In the 14-teamer where I split team management duties with my buddy, we were offered Tulo for our Segura and C-Mart. In a vacuum, that sounds like one we have to pull the trigger for, especially since C-Mart probably only has about fifty more innings left in him. That being said, we’re in much better shape offensively than pitching wise, sitting at 52 total points in batting cat and only 39.5 in pitching. Our offense has
    C- Ramos
    1B – Encarnacion
    2B – Lawrie
    3B – Machado
    SS – Segura
    MI – Kang
    CI – Johnson
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Calhoun
    OF – Blanco
    OF – Peralta
    DH – Lind
    DL – Miggy, Springer

    Our Pitching looks like:
    P – Carrasco
    P – Chapman
    P – Liriano
    P – C-Mart
    P – Santana
    P – Storen
    P – Volquez
    Bench – Chavez, Corbin, Quintana

    Hold, or move C-Mart and Segura out for Tulo?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @spm7189: Hmmmm that’s a good one. redraft right? Yeah I think with C-mart not having a ton of innings in a season under his belt, I would have to take Tulo there, but it’s a deal I might wait on and be sure he stays in COL past the deadline

  14. Eric B says:
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    What’s up my friend, just checking in for the new rankings. I see Jungman took quite the jump, I’ve streamed him quite a bit the last 2 weeks.

    Following up on our previous conversation(Corbin blog)…I did indeed re-acquire Hendricks and dropped Semien. I was hesitant because I dont have a back up at SS behing Aybar, but when I dropped Semien I actually used my DL spot to stash Lowrie(who’s SS eligible although he’ll likely play 3rd for the Stros). Which leaves my line up looking like so…
    5×5 12 Team HTH w/ OBP
    Bats
    C McCann
    1BFreeman
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS Aybar
    OF Pollock
    OF Calhoun
    OF Cepesedes
    OF Betts
    Util 1B/C Grandal
    Util Soler
    Util Sano
    Bench DeShields
    DL Lowrie
    DL Springer
    DL Stanton

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Cole
    P Bauer
    P Salazar
    P T. Walker
    SP Odorizzi
    SP Corbin
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Melancon
    Bench RP Miller
    Bench SP Lackey
    Bench SP Hendricks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric B: What’s good man!? Good to see ya! Yeah I just had to move him up even though I have some long term doubts. Roster is looking good man! Getting Jungmann back is close, but I think you’re good!

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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks bro, appreciate all the advice. I’d roster Jungman if I had a spot…or if Hendricks has another bad outing I may swap him for Jungman lol.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Eric B: Yeah I buy that move if Hendricks lays an egg tonight, any time as always!

          • Eric B says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Well he wasnt stellar lol. Gausman looked decent though…any thoughts there vs Jungman?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Eric B: Hmmmm yeah all 3 are virtually even to me. I’ll take hot hand of Gausman and see what happens

              • Eric B says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Kinda what I was thinking…makes me feel better when you agree though lol.

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Eric B: Woot woot, great minds!

  15. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Do you think Velasquez has any value as a long-reliever sort? (like Drew Smyly a few years ago or Betances)

    Or is he more likely to get bumped back down again?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Ummm, nah not really. At least not quite to what those guys did, since he’s not used to the role. I could certainly see another bump or two as well

  16. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Ughh, I have a lot of downgrades on this list on my staff.

    Carrasco, Pineda, McHugh, Wood.

    What do you think I could get back in the way of starters if I packaged either a Wood or a McHugh with a Choo/Moreland/Polanco/Souza type?

    • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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      Or @Harrison Ford in Air Force One:

      Or both Wood and McHugh for a top-starter. Would Lester be a good get? CMartinez?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Harrison Ford in Air Force One: Yeah, well McHugh has been hovering at least, but those other 3 have been disappointing lately for sure.

        I definitely like the SP package better. If you could get C-Mart for that, even with a possible lightening of CMart’s IP, I would def do it. For Lester too

  17. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Is aoki and heyward too much for scherzer? 20 teams thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kiss a Bum: Nah I don’t think so it’s pretty even, the 20 teamer for two good OF is a nice comparable value, I’d prob take Scherzer. Any time!

  18. Jenju says:
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    Head 2 Head league – 20 cats used
    Batting- Runs, singles, doubles, triples, HR, RBI, SB, BB, TB, AVG.
    Pitching- Appearances, W, L, CG, SV, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Team
    C- Carlos Santana
    1B- Anthony Rizzo
    2B- Neil Walker
    3B- Manny Machado
    SS- Miguel Sano
    IF- Joey Votto
    LF- Brandon Moss
    CF- AJ Pollock
    RF- Gregory Polanco
    OF- Joc Pederson
    Util- Lucas Duda
    Bench- Steven Souza
    Bench- Jean Segura
    DL- Anthony Rendon

    SP- Clayton Kershaw
    SP- Chris Sale
    RP- AJ Ramos
    RP- Shawn Tolleson
    P- Ken GIles
    P- Carter Capps
    P- Wade Davis
    P- Roberto Osuna
    P- Carlos Carrasco
    Bench- Jordan Zimmermann
    Bench- Ian Kennedy
    Bench- Taijaun Walker
    Bench- Collin McHugh
    Bench- Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL- Jaime Garcia
    DL- Drew Smyly
    NA- Robert Stephenson
    NA- Jose Berrios

    record sits at 144-127-29
    Offense has been awful of late. Was considering trading Machado and Carrasco to upgrade LF or SP. Thoughts? Suggestiosn?

    THanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jenju: Yeah Pederson cooling off had hurt, but overall that’s a nice O. I don’t think I would trade Machado. Your pitching is mad solid, if Carrasco could get you a good LF replacement I would def go that route. Any time!

      • Jenju says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you start with a JD Martinez or Charlie Blackmon? Justin Upton? Not sure what I can come up with but those would be 3 of the upper level LF eligibles (among others)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jenju: Yeah all three of those are top options. I’d take any of them for Carrasco, and even with something else to get them. A nice way to try and grab one is to find a team with a good LF in UTIL or on their bench.

  19. Zeus says:
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    15 teamer. How safe would you feel with Desclefani, Peavy and Erasmo rotating as your final two of a six man rotation? I’ve got mujica, Jeffers and Hoover on the bench and am hoping one of them gets a gig so I can trade for an upgrade.

    Top four in the rotation are Klubber Arrieta, Samardzjia and Salazar. Yeah screw you Indians coaching and defense

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zeus: Ummm, I do like Erasmo and Peavy. DeSclafani not as much. But overall in a 15er I think that’s pretty solid. Haha, yeah those Indians arms should be doing SOOOOOO much better!

  20. handy afterall says:
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    Thanks for these rankings; been making real good use of them, all season. In the hunt for QS; is Hendricks a good target, if I’m looking to move Soria? Hard to move an RP for an SP, I know. Should I try moving Soria for a bat, then flipping the bat for an SP, instead?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @handy afterall: Thanks man, really appreciate that! Ummm, ya kno 12-14er I dunno if Hendricks is really worth getting in a trade. I like going for a bat better as you mention, mayeb find a team that’s been hurting for saves and try to exploit them

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the advice. It’s a 17-team roto re-draft. I’ll likely go the roundabout way to an SP, and trade a closer for a bat, then flip the bat for an SP. wheeeeeeee….

        Have fun, man

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @handy afterall: Haha, always a nice strategy if everyone is active in the trade market! Hendricks not looking great tonight… Maybe some of his magic is wearing off

  21. thesportsguy says:
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    10 Team AL 5×5 league…cuurent thoughts on NEXT Year’s pricing…

    K Morales
    Reddick
    Hosmer
    Salazar
    Kazmir
    E. Santana

    Looking at some contracts to trade for…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @thesportsguy: Of the bunch, Salazar is the obvious standout given age and upside. Hosmer I would take next. The rest are all salty vets I don’t know how much I could depend on, if Kazmir finishes strong, maybe he can have another solid year in 2016

  22. Bread N Mustard says:
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    In a Redraft league,

    Nick Castellanos, Trevor Plouffe, Michael Comforto, or Jayson Werth?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bread N Mustard: Hmmm, not a huge fan of the bunch, probably taking Plouffe, but if a bench bat I might go Werth and hope he can be healthy and nearly Werth of old

  23. ABrad25 says:
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    I’d put Chris Heston and Hisashi Iwakuma higher, and drop Julio Tehran.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ABrad25: Heston’s had some ups and downs and with Iwakuma – same inconsistency with HR issues and health is a big concern. Yeah I could see moving Teheran down a bit further, was decent last time out with nice Ks which kept him hovering

  24. Dub. says:
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    Good article…Wanted to expand on Graveman. In a 16 tm h2h keepeekeeper league, I was offered Graveman ($1/5 years) for my Kemp ($19.75/2 years). Taking Graveman and opening up $18.75 next year is significant. You think Graveman is a starter long term? Thoughts on a potential Stat line moving forward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dub.: Thanks for reading man! Ummm, I would assume they keep trying Graveman as a starter, hate the higher BBs and ineffectiveness lately. I would try and get a tad more even with the money relief

  25. chadaristic says:
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    Other than having Cashner at 50 and Tillman at 60, who is the safer add between the two for ROS in a 5×5 with QS instead of Wins?

    I would be dropping Anibal fwiw.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @chadaristic: I’d have to say Cashner is safer, but Tillman def has the upside. Wish I could have both! I’d nab Cashner though, the change to QS def helps him out a ton

      • Chadaristic says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if I drop Anibal to add Cashner, would you drop any of the following to also add Tillman?

        Alex Wood
        Kyle Hendricks
        Aaron Nola

        This is a dynasty league without restrictions on how long a player can be kept for what it’s worth.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Chadaristic: Yeah I’d lose Hendricks for Tillman. Def not Wood who has shown much better upside and Aaron Nola who could be solid too. I dunno if Hendricks turns into much more than he’s been

  26. Pounce says:
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    I’m looking for pitching in my 12 team keeper league.
    I just got offered CMart, Cano and Beltre for my Donaldson and Preston tucker… Is that fair?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pounce: Hmmmm, def a team unloading their vets to keep Donaldson long term. It’s definitely fair. I’d probably have to take it since you’re getting so much value back, but I don’t think it’s a slam dunk, it’s a tough one

      • Pounce says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, it’s definitely a tough one. I’m not sure I want to sacrifice Donaldson.
        I have Wong at 2B now, Cano would be an upgrade I would say

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          @Pounce: Meh, def an upgrade but not a huge one, Wong hit a nice granny today I think it was

  27. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Hey JB – love the weekly top 100 that you and J-FOH are putting out. It’s been a nice addition to Razzball. I’ve got a few questions about my 12 team H2H league (standard 5×5). I’ve been in a battle for the top 3 spots all year, and we are getting close to playoff time. During playoffs we’re limited to 2 roster moves per week. Here is my staff:

    Arietta
    DeGrom
    C-Mart
    Walker
    Rubby DLR
    Peavy
    Fiers
    Gausman (Streamed for todays game)
    Holland, Britton and C. Smith are my RPs.

    I also have Jaime Garcia, Chase Anderson and Weaver as DL stashes. Any help with these questions is always appreciated…

    1) With Jamie coming off the DL tomorrow, who should I drop?

    2) Thoughts on this staff going into the playoffs? I feel like I should add another more consistent starter, but am not sure if I’m being overly concerned (my pitching has turned it around recently).

    3) Thoughts on targets if I should try and boost the rotation? I’d like to trade a draft pick (actually technically a 10th round pick due to our keeper rules) – what range on the top 100 would you shoot for?

    Thanks as always for the feedback and for taking the time to answer all these questions…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NickfromtheRoc: Thanks man, glad they’ve been helpful! Not to brag or anything, but I did these last year and Jack copied me!

      1. I think I’ll losing Rubby. Such low K potential most of the time. I kinda like Peavy for the 2nd half – should get a lot of Ks v Brewers.
      2. Yeah having one more would be nice, but in H2H, you can ride a lot of hot hands/matchups. I wouldn’t be too concerned either.
      3. 10th round pick… I don’t think I’d venture too far out of the 40s. Kazmir? Even that I’m pretty iffy on. I think Jason Hammel is getting some undue hate off only one bad game – he might be a solid target.

      Any time man, thanks for stopping by!

  28. Gabe says:
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    who do you think is going to be more valuable Dallas Keuchel or Joc Pederson?

    you buying Joc ROS

    you buying Kuechel keeping it up?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Gabe: I’ll take Keuchel. Yeah he wasn’t great his last time out, but man Joc is getting cold and the steals aren’t happenin. I do think Keuchel can keep this up, maybe like a 3.15 ERA ROS, but with still pretty good Ks and a nice handful of W

  29. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Picked Joe Ross up in my keeper after seeing him early on. Loved what I saw. Then watched the Nats send him down and was like ‘yeah, he’ll be back up soon’. Nats have an embarrassment of riches but at the same time, Doug Fister won’t be their SP3 in the playoffs and would actually be a bullpen arm. Amazed they’re not transitioning him to that now just to get Ross in more. Buncha donkeys…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sky: Yeah he looks incredible. Well wouldnt any of Gio/Strasburg/Zimmermann be their SP2 and 3? So either way, unless JZ is traded, Ross might be bullpen for playoffs but they should just waive Fister hah!

      • Sky

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        Of course! Just saying from a talent-level perspective and that whole ‘they’re trying to win things’ approach. I just don’t get Fister as a starter for them by comparison. Stinkin vets…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sky: Yeah, it’s interesting teams seem to like to stick with their wily vets as SP, but give up on hitters when they’re bad pretty quick. Well, Rollins isn’t the best example I guess!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Don Mattingly heart emojis any player close to him in age.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Sky: Old dogs can only teach other old dogs new tricks!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Don Mattingly taught Jimmy Rollins how to roll over and play dead is what you’re saying

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Sky: Haha, you’re like the JB whisperer!

  30. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Just curious as to how closely numbers 45-70 are in your mind.

    For instance I have Nola (63) and Garcia (77) in a shallow 10 teamer.
    I could make the swaps for Hughes (45) and Corbin (46) as they’re both on the wire.

    Would you do so immediately, or is the ranking close enough to wait and see?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Oh they’re all very close. Interchangable with the right matchups in shallower leagues. I’d likely get Corbin no matter what, since his ROS rank has a little risk he might get shut down early in there. Hughes vs. Nola vs. Garcia I’d be fine playing matchups, Garcia also has another looming injury risk in there too. Any time!

  31. Jack says:
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    I’m look toward my H2H playoffs since I have a huge lead. Who do you like more (schedule shown) of the following. Remember – more games means a higher chance to start 3 times during the period. For example, CHW have 15 games vs SD’s 12 games so Quintana has an 80+% chance of starting 3 times vs T. Ross only has a 40% chance of the same. Those with 13 games have a 60% chance of starting 3 times. Given your stance on J. Ross written above, please give me your answer 1st assuming J. Ross is in the rotation and then assuming he’s not.

    Quintana – 15 games, (4vOAK, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    J. Ross – 13 games ([email protected], 4vMIA, 3vBAL, 3vPHI)
    Matz – 13 games (3vMIA, 3vNYY, 3vATL, [email protected])
    Iwakuma – 12 games (3vLAA, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    T. Ross – 12 games ([email protected], [email protected], 3vSF, 3vARI)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jack: Aight if J Ross is in the rotation then – same caveat for Matz – I would take Matz/J Ross/Quintana as my first 3. Don’t love the Quintana matchups. But for safety I would likely take Quintana first right now, Matz might get full shut down, we just don’t know

      • Jack says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! For a DL stash right now, who do you think will have the most value to me during those 2 weeks in September –

        Doolittle ([email protected], [email protected], 3vTEX, 3vSF) who would replace my Soria or Giles if he becomes a closer or Matz (see his schedule above) who would, let’s say, replace Quintana if he goes into the rotation.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Jack: Right now I’ll go Matz bc Doolittle just didn’t look good when he got back, and Matz I think has a better chance to actually play. Doolittle might not even close if Mujica or any other A steps up

  32. Scott says:
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    Seriously Hammel!

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: The Phillies?!?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Scott: Hah I know, that was a rough one! But it’s only one bad start, not giving up on him yet!

  33. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    What’s good JB? Excellent write-up on Ross. I’m in a 10-Teamer Keeper League (i.e., keep 6) and the one owner who is a prospect hound, and perennially sucks because of it, already has Ross. Don’t think he’s a keeper in that shallow of a league, but I have my eye on him for 2016. Anythehoo, a couple more weeks left in our league’s regular season and gearing up for the playoffs. Noticed that a couple of my pitchers (i.e., Carrasco and Pineda) are sliding in your ranks.

    I currently got Sale, Samardzija, Lester, Zimmerman, Carrasco, Salazar, Pineda and Corbin. Any worry there, in your opinion? Feel like I can’t drop anybody, but always like to leave at least one SP slot open for streaming. Our trade deadline is coming up and I could use a bat. Would you bail on any one of them for the ROS, trade or otherwise?

    Appreciate the advice and I’ll see you on the basketball page. Keep on, keeping on.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks so much man! Nah no way Ross would make a top 60. Yeah I liked Carrasco and Pineda a lot, great K:BB but not enough consistency. But nah, no worry with that staff. Clear ace and a ton of 2-3 types. Nah, values too low for the guys sliding, maybe Zimmermann is worth shopping? Some rumors he could get traded, and maybe he goes AL and blows. But that would have to be a quick deal to make. See ya on hoops man, good to see ya!

  34. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    hey, schwimmer was able to play a real life annoying as shit version of himself on Curb.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: Hah one show I never watched and keep needing to catch up on! I think he did fantastic on Friends, he made that character so perfectly annoying and funny

  35. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    hammel’s hamstring is clearly not ok, he was fine till he had that injury.
    16 team h2h league where i need to upgrade my #SP keeper over the likes of teheran/kazmir/fiers etc. one owner has all of stressbird/kershaw/urias (no NA slots so he’s benching a guy who won’t be up this year)/pineda/matz/thor/sky walker/rodon, and can only keep at most 2 (3 if one of them is urias), yet he’s trying to get one of my keeper hitters (dozier/rizzo/schwarber/stanton/pollock) in a deal for one of those. i could probably get a.wood for a guy i’m not keeping, or mccullers for boxberger or a hitter i’m not keeping. Or what about keeping J.Ross as my #2 SP keeper assuming he’ll start next year?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Ehhhh, I dunno if I’m ready to make that conclusion, he had one OK starts and one bad one.

      Ummm, I think it would be more beneficial to get a trade worked out than come into 2016 with Ross as your #2. Thor would be an amazing get but he’s pitching so well, I think Matz might be the perfect target while hurt as long as you can absorb him on your bench or DL. I dunno if I’d give up any of those bats, but I can’t imagine since that guy has to throw back Matz anyway, he would value Matz ROS much better than Wood

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: which one was the OK one?

        the a.wood, and mccullers owners are different than the guy who owns all those other ones. for some reason he only sends offers like matz+rodon but then wants stanton back or some b.s. like that. a.wood and mccullers i have deals in place for, and wouldn’t have to lose any keeper hitter.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Ohhhhh OK i thought it was all the same team. Ewwww he sounds like an annoying owner offering crap like that. I def like getting either one of those as an upgrade arm, might go upside of McCullers

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @JB Gilpin: this league has no trade deadline (which makes sense, i never understood the rationale of a trade deadline), so i could wait and hope matz is ruled to have to miss nearly whole rest of season, then this owner would be straight up stupid not to trade matz for something that helps now (like desmond, doing much better, or boxberger, he could use closer). sounds like mccullers is last gasp option.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I kinda like trade deadlines even in dynasty because it keeps the bad teams from selling during the playoffs, and you’re a H2H league. Or right before the playoffs. Just seems unfair to have the top seed make a trade right as the playoffs start that doesn’t hurt a last place team.

              But yeah, giving somethi

  36. mike says:
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    Closers are axford, Holland, and ziegler. Drop dyson to add vizcaino. Net saves/saves. Or drop dyson to add souza who is projected $30 on hittertron Friday,sat,Sunday,monday,Tuesday.

    Or wait for maybe hoover to become closer in cinncy. Only have 1 add left this week

    12 team h2h

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mike: Of the few options, I like Vizcaino the best right now. I know it’s tough, but I might hold onto that move, maybe we get another blockbuster or two that gives an even better options somewhere

  37. Scott says:
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    Alex Wood in LA moves up? C-mart with innings limit moves down?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scott: Ummm he prob would, but Dodgers are reportedly shopping him, so we’ll see. C-Mart will def go down a tad, even though he’s been godly

  38. JJ says:
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    Do you like Cashner over Fiers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: Yeah I do, I know Cashner is off a bad one, but I don’t like Fiers to AL and he might not make every 5 days a start with McCullers still there for now

  39. Josh says:
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    Hey man,

    Going for Severino tomorrow’s waiver but if I don’t get him I want to have backup options. Who do you like better ROS Jimmy Nelson or Shoemaker? do you think Berrios is getting the call
    Any time soon? If so do you like him better than Nelson or shoe?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Josh: Yo! I would have to go Nelson, he’s going to get a bump in my rankings – has looked phenomenal the last 2. Shoemaker might lose his rotation spot. Ummm, I would lean not “too” son for Berrios, but you never know. He’s still behind Nelson for sure, maybe worth a flier over Shoe. Any time!

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