Was having a goof the other day with:
Comment on this tweet with your favorite couplet from It Was A Good Day, but rewrite it if @icecube was in quarantine; I’ll start:
Drove to the pad and hit the showers
No toilet paper got me washin’ my ass for hours
— Razzball (@Razzball) March 31, 2020
Our fantasy football guy, MB, came through with some major bars spat:
Drunk as hell but no throwin’ up
Just got the email that the groceries are showin’ up
— MB (@Razzball_MB) March 31, 2020
Drop some in the comments here on this post if you’re up to it and we will have some laughs. Any hoo! The top 60 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 60 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:
42. Willie Calhoun – Was moved back up in my rankings after I lowered him, due to the broken jaw. One thing the coronavirus has done to baseball players has ensured everyone has time to get healthy. Wait, that makes no sense, yet makes perfect sense. Help, I’ve painted myself into a logic corner.
46. David Dahl – Bit of an explanation on what went on with my projections when they were changed to 100-game projections. Across the board, they were reduced from 162 games to 100, then I went in and jiggered with them. Jigga what? Jigga who? Jigga’d with them. Dahl was one I jiggered. See, his original stats were factoring in around a 120-game season with a lengthy IL stint factored in. Now…Well, I don’t know. These injury-prone guys are gonna be the trickiest. It doesn’t fully follow to say because someone can’t play a full 162-game season that they won’t be able to play a full 100-game season. Sure, it’s possible they will only stay on the field for 70% of the 100-game season, but they also might stay healthy all year, never getting that inevitable injury. This is solely talking about hitters. If pitchers, like Canning, are already complaining of arm problems, those don’t go away. But if a hitter is fully healthy to start the year, you can’t assume they injure their calf or oblique or something in the 1st 100 games. They might, but any hitter might get injured. So, with all that said, Dahl was moved up to near full-time in 100 games. He could absolutely miss forty games out of a 100, but you’re guessing he will, it’s no foregone conclusion.
48. Byron Buxton – …and what I said for Dahl, but I don’t know. It doesn’t feel right to give Buxton a full season of at-bats, but I did give him nearly that and moved him up in the my top 500 and above Tucker (one moment on him), but Buxton’s still not in a tier I’d draft, so this might be academic, but, eff it, anything’s better than pandemic. I will say Buxton’s partial past seasons do give us a solid idea of what to expect from him in only 100 games. I have him down for 49/12/38/.256/12 in 269 ABs and in 2019, when he played in 87 games, he went 48/10/46/.262/14 in 271 ABs. If I had some conjoined cojones (that would give me four balls and a free base), I would move Buxton up in my rankings to a place where I could see drafting him, but I just have no faith in him. The reason why I should be more optimistic is I could see him being the type to steal 15 bags in 30 games, and be way more valuable in a short season. The reason I don’t trust him: See his past five seasons.
49. Kyle Tucker – …and what I said for Dahl, but opposite. Not saying Tucker will get injured, but I didn’t artificially inflate his projections to give him a full-time season of at-bats in 100 games. I still have no faith in Dusty Baker using a young player for anything but to fetch him some toothpicks. “I said grab some wood, boy!” “Do you mean I should ‘hit the pine’ as in I’m benched, or grab a bat?” “Neither! Grab me a toothpick, and make it mint-flavored!”
54. Andrew McCutchen – Never moved him down when he wasn’t gonna be ready for the start of the season so never moved him back up. You can say I knew all of this was coming which wouldn’t be a lie, I am a time traveler. Which also explains my Member’s Only jacket. Now, excuse me while I go back to 2019 and buy toilet paper.