Whatta day, here’s how it started. I woke up around 5 am, drank lots of coffee, did work stuff, got word around 8:15 that Alex Bregman would get the call this weekend and was set to join the surging Astros in Seattle. I then proceeded to pat myself on the back, throw a finger to the haters, and all the people who lived in the buildings I was prospecting in front of that called the cops on me when I was trying to make some money to feed my daughter. It was show and prove time for mi numero uno perspectiva fantasia. No longer would readers lament my existence while they starred down a dead spot on their rosters. For it was Bregman day and it was glorious. Then POOF it wasn’t, as A.J. Hinch decided to open his fat mouth and tell everyone that numero uno perspectiva fantasia Alex Bregman , would NOT be joining the team in Seattle. He did offer one assurance, Bregman could help the team down the stretch. Ahhhhh, hi A.J., my name’s Ralph, NO SH**. I’ve only been saying that forever. Doesn’t matter, he’s coming up. Maybe not this weekend, but maybe next week. Hell, maybe Monday! I’m the captain of the SS prospector, and I will sink this ship before I change course! Knowing I was writing this post for today, I thought “how appropriate everything is coming together for Ralph, The Summer of Ralph!!!”. Meh, enough of that let’s talk about the rookies that will give your redraft team a boost in the second half.

 

Alex Bregman, SS/3B Astros: “Heyyyyyy, you were just talking about this guy.” Yeah, no shizz dummy I done been talking about this guy.” He’s pretty much the Leonardo of my prospect ninja turtles. He went 3 for 5 in the Futures Game and finished a homer run short of the cycle. He’s done all he can do in the minors, it’s time to unleash this beast on the world. He’s going to give you slashline nirvana, with average, on base skills, and power, all part of the package. His multi-position eligibility will only boost his value.

Trea Turner, 2B/SS/OF Nationals: Welp, he finally got the call before the break, god damn I hope this one sticks. Turner gives the kind of varied production and counting stats potential that wins championships. The power won’t be eye-popping, but the speed will be close to that, and he’ll help you in batting average. Let’s hope Dusty doesn’t screw this one up.

Lucas Giolito, SP Nationals: He was demoted pre-break to keep him on a regular schedule, he should be promoted again this weekend. You saw how good he can be, and that he’s also still a rookie in his first two starts. Expect more of the same but he’ll have his moments of dominance.

Aaron Judge, OF Yankees: This one comes with a qualifier, how hurt is he? If the PCL sprain is minor and he’ll be good to go by say August 1st, he could have a major impact on how home run and RBI categories are decided down the stretch. He’s 24, there’s no reason to hold him down for the zombies that make up the Yankees lineup.

Josh Bell, 1B/OF Pirates: In his first three plate appearances he’s 2-2 with a walk, a grand slam, and 3 runs scored. Yes he’s scored in every at bat he’s had in the majors, he also has more runs than at bats. Give him the reins at first and see what happens, Pirates!! John Jaso’s emergence has only had minimal financial gains for the organization based on t-shirts sales in the lots of the current Dead & Co. tour.

Jose de Leon, SP Dodgers: Since returning from the DL in early June, De Leon has made 7 starts and put up some pretty eye-piping numbers in the hitter friendly PCL. How eye popping? Try on a 13.35 K/9 to a 3.34 Bb/9, and a 3.03 ERA. He’s been a little homer prone, but Dodger Stadium and some road dates in San Diego and San Francisco should help. He’s a big K pitcher, and probably would have been up already had it not been for injuries. In fact I wouldn’t be shocked if De Leon provides more value than Urias in the second half of 2016.

Hunter Renfroe, OF Padres: If I told you I knew what to expect I’d be lying. He’s a Padres hitting prospect, reliant on home runs to really be of value. That’s not to say he won’t hit enough homers to be of value, but I’d be cautious. He’s nearly allergic to walks, this lowers his floor in my opinion.

Manuel Margot, OF Padres: The Friars really do have a handful of potentially impactful prospects in close proximity. Margot for my money, long term at least, could be the best of them all. There’s a bit of a log jam now with Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr., Jon Jay, Alex Dickerson, and Travis Janikowski. I’d be interested to see if any of the aforementioned trio of Kemp, Upton, and Jay find a one way ticket out of town. If so, that’s when you’ll see an outfield of Margot, Renfroe, and Dickerson.

Tyler Glasnow, SP Pirates: I feel like I should cut and paste the Giolito blurb, but I can’t because only one sentence makes sense. You saw the good and the bad on Glasnow in his one start. He can dominate one inning and get himself into a jam the next. The strikeouts will always be there.

Carlos Asuaje, 2B/3B Padres: Yet another Padres prospect, you’d think they have a chance to be good in a few years. I’m not sure that they have great prospects as much as they have close prospects. Asuaje was the throw in the Kimbrel deal and he’s gained a ton of buzz in the first half performing nobly in minors.

Jordan Patterson, OF Rockies: Recently Patterson has seen time at firstbase with AAA Albuquerque, this is a good development for a potential promotion to Coors. The lefty bat offers some 5 category production, with his weakest asset, his power, getting a boost in Denver. Once again, we would need some trade help to clear up a log jam, but a few of these will happen. Patterson is a worthy flier for a power/speed guy on a bad team in a good hitting environment going nowhere.

Jeff Hoffman, SP Rockies: A big upside arm who’s stock has been hurt by his future at Coors. Jonathan Gray and Tyler Chatwood, have shown Rockies pitchers can be useful in spurts, and Hoffman has as much ability, if not more, than both of them. His 4.03 ERA in the PCL on its face looks unspectacular, but he’s had two awful starts over the last month that have inflated his ERA.

David Dahl, OF Rockies: This one seemed like a bit of a long shot as recently as a month ago. Even though Dahl was raking at AA Hartford I expected him to remain on the Yardgoats until late July. That didn’t happen, he was promoted to Albuquerque on Independence Day and has done nothing but mash since joining the Isotopes. If only they stayed in Springfield. I’m still skeptical of a promotion to Colorado before September without a string of injuries or trades going down, but it is Colorado so both are viable.

Ryon Healy, 3B Athletics: He’s been killing the PCL in the first half, and looks like he’s ready to get his first run in Oakland. Should provide a little pop, with average and on base. He’s shown the ability to do all three the last two and a half seasons across three levels. Though I wouldn’t expect the slugger we saw in AA early this term.

Orlando Arcia, SS Brewers: Admittedly, I’m lower on Arcia than many in the prospect world. Why you ask? Because he looks like a .260 hitter with speed, at least for 2016. His numbers aren’t gaudy for playing in one of the better hitting environments in the minors, so I’d temper my expectations.

Jose Berrios, SP Twins: The first go around was not great, but he’s been lights out of late for Rochester. Looking unhittable in the 4 starts proceeding Friday’s mediocre turn at Scranton.

Joey Gallo, 1B/3B/OF Rangers: In terms of talent and ability we’re talking one of the top 5 players listed in this post. The problem is, where does he play. He’ll surpass his rookie limits at some point in the next three months. The question is, will it be in July, August, or September. Should be added immediately in all leagues upon promotion.

Jake Thompson, SP Phillies: Since making a mechanical adjustment following a May 31st schalacking at the hands of Norfolk, Thompson has been lights out. How lights out? Try 4-0 over 7 starts with a 0.79 ERA, a .204 batting average against, and an increased GB%. He’ll never be a K/9 stalwart, but he’ll have his useful moments as a streamer.

Braden Shipley, SP Diamondbacks: The D-Backs top pitching prospect has been solid at AAA Reno this year, and pitched in yesterday’s AAA mid-summer Classic. His profile of low K/9 and rough home park make him less than desirable. I prefer the aforementioned Thompson a touch more.

Jesse Winker, OF Reds: I was extremely excited for Winker coming into the season, and while his average and OBP have been up to snuff, the non-existent power kills his value. Too bad because he’s shown mid-teen power throughout his professional career. He’s also shown the ability to walk more than he strikes out, with walk rates in the mid-teens.

Robert Stephenson, SP Reds: Another much ballyhooed Reds prospect that’s been less than advertised at AAA. He’s now been passed over by each and every pitcher he could be passed over for in the upper levels of the Reds system. The walks are an issue, starting to wonder if he might be better suited for the pen. He’s here because he could get hot and string together some solid starts.

Joe Musgrove, SP Astros: Was phenomenal in AA earlier this season, but has struggled here and there during his stay in Fresno. He started the futures game, and has sported solid K rates, and Bb/9’s in the low 1’s throughout his time in the minors. Could see a few starts here and there.

Alex Dickerson, OF Padres: Has been solid in his 18 games with San Diego so far in 2016. During his time in AAA earlier this year Dickerson slashed .382/.425/.524. Seems like a guy who could schmotato his way into your lineup.

Longshots With Some Buzz: Players that might not be up until September if at all, but there’s something that makes me not want to dismiss them altogether.

Yoan Moncada, 2B Red Sox: This is a long shot, but much of this tier is. If you saw the Futures Game then you know why there’s so much fuss about him. If there’s an injury to Pedroia in the second half the calls for Moncada will reach red alert levels. The Boston ownership is far more susceptible to fan influence than they’d like to admit. Plus he looks big league ready. Dombrowski’s waxing poetic about his success with promoting directly from AA when questioned on Benintendi, tells me it could happen. If he does find himself in the Red Sox lineup, OH MY GOD!!

Andrew Benintendi, OF Red Sox: If you read the above blurb on Moncada then you know that Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski mentioned that he wasn’t opposed to promoting players directly from AA. I do feel we see Benintendi and Moncada at some point this year. Whether it’s with the Sox is a matter of debate. Benintendi is easier to part with than Moncada. It’s not strictly a talent thing either, it’s the $35 million they spent to sign him, and the additional $20-$25 million in penalties for exceeding their pool. Is it possible that Benintendi could be showcased for a week or so, and then moved? Maybe but not likely, a more likely scenario is that the duo see Boston sometime in late August to early September. Anything earlier would be due to injury. I’ve said this a million times but it bears repeating, Benintendi and Moncada are 5 category contributors and will have a very real impact in fantasy.

Ben Gamel, OF Yankees: Okay so I’m digging deep here, but maybe he gets some power/speed numbers if some of the Yankees zombies get sold off or die on the field.

Gary Sanchez, C Yankees: We’ve been hearing about Sanchez for what seems like forever, but he s still just 23. He played in last nights AAA all-star game for the International League, going 0-1. Wouldn’t be shocked if we see him this month.

Dan Vogelbach, 1B Cubs: Played for the PCL side in last nights AAA ASG. I wanted to see him many three letter capitalized groups I could use in a sentence. Vogelbach, has continued to hit, slashing .312/.426/.547. Ideally he’s traded to an American League team in need of a DH/1B, and starts immediately. Seems like a real possibility.

Chad Pinder 2B/SS Athletics: A power hitting middle infielder that rarely walks and strikeouts a bit too much. Could get called up and schmotato for a few weeks.

Travis Taijeron, OF Mets: I just like his alliterative name. He’ll probably not be a factor at all but he is a PCL All-Star.

JaCoby Jones, SS Tigers: There’s some speed and power but also some major swing and miss. Probably not ready but he’s one step away in AAA.

Here’s some players that are talented and in AAA, but more than likely will see minimal time in MLB this season, limiting their impact.

Josh Hader, SP Brewers, Austin Meadows, OF Pirates, Alex Reyes, SP Cardinals, Nick Williams, OF Phillies, Harrison Bader, OF Cardinals, Amir Garrett, SP Reds, Reynaldo Lopez, SP Nationals

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  1. WM says:
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    JB asked me to aks you

    thoughts on JHader – does he get called up for enough of an impact ?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @WM: I think we’re probably talking a handful of starts. He’s moved pretty fast I’d expect him to be more of an impact guy next season.

  2. apox says:
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    there are whispers that R. Lopez could join the Nats bullpen and be a good source of Holds down the stretch. FYI.

  3. Mike says:
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    Given that he’s a rookie, is giolito the kind of arm that will make an impact on your team? I own him and wasn’t sure if I should drop him to make room for Darvish this weekend. I’ve got other arms I can get rid of if you giolito will be the kind of pitcher he looks like he can be.

    Along the same lines, between Velasquez and DeScalfani, who should I drop for Yu? ERA and WHIP are my biggest needs and I’m hoping giolito will be able to offer me some stability in those categories.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike: if you are worried about ERA and whip I dump DeSclafani

  4. Landisimo3 says:
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    Awesome write up Ralph… Looking to bolster my farm in a 12 team dynasty… Have my eyes set on Adrian Morejon… I have:

    Glasnow
    Taillon
    Meadows
    Maitan
    Lazarito
    Crawford
    Tapia
    Hoffman
    Albies
    Peraza

    Thinking of dropping Peraza for him… What’ya think? Thank you as always …

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Landisimo3: Yeah give it a try, he’s at least two-three years away if that matters.

  5. Brett says:
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    Ralph

    Do you think giolitto is right back up after his last start and then struggling in his start in a ball

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brett: Yes

  6. Steve D. says:
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    Austin Hedges (SD)? Watching him closely in my 2 catcher league.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Steve D.: Not a rookie otherwise I would have included him. Worth taking a look at.

  7. Brian says:
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    Looking for another SP in a 16 team dynasty league. have correa at SS. current SPs are jofer, price, teheran, salazar, quintana, gausman, sonny, jaime garcia, liriano, karns. Back 5 has largely killed me so far. defending champ and currently in first but feel like I need 1 more reliable SP. so would you trade my mateo in a deal for bauer? doubt it would be straight up and the bauer owner would want something else too (which i know is a large piece of the question that could change the answer but oh well). Thanks Ralph.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brian: I’d be cautious about an additional piece, but Bauer is a good target.

      • Brian says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: been offered mccarthy (who I do like) for tyler o’neill. I like tyler’s power and mccarthy is pretty risky so not sure I want to pull the trigger. I’d be dropping kuhl or karns to make room for mccarthy. what do you think?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Brian: Don’t make that deal.

  8. TBone says:
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    Regarding Bregman…am I wrong when I read about him and think Anthony Rendon (minus health concerns)? I’m having an internal struggle on whether to “rebuild on the fly” by trading a Springer rental for 3 years of Bregman. OBP/SLG league.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @TBone: He doesn’t run that much and I think he has better contact and power numbers.

      I wouldn’t want to trade Springer unless I couldn’t keep him and wasn’t competing. If that’s the case make the deal. Particularly if you get years of Bregman.

      • TBone says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks for the response…so I guess I’m a bit off.

        wkly H2H 6×6 with OBP instead of BA & SLG additional; W-L, QS, and K/9 with other standard categories.

        Working on 3 deals that combined would become:
        Abreu (rental)
        Springer (rental)
        Buxton (1 yr left, but seriously)
        Stroman (2 yrs left at extreme value)
        Berrios or Meadows (2 yrs left at moderate value or 3 yrs left at extreme value…if he’s legit)

        for

        Votto (rental)
        Maybin (rental)
        Cueto (rental)
        Greinke (rental)
        Bregman (3yrs at extreme value…if he’s legit)

        Which side you like?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @TBone: If it’s Berrios I like the Bregman side.

  9. Sideshow27 says:
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    Surprised you don’t think Alex Reyes (StL) will have much of an impact

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Sideshow27: He’s had a ton of control and command issues this year. Maybe as a reliever.

  10. TBone says:
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    2nd question…Benintendi vs Meadows. What does your gut tell you? “Beni” up in/by August? How do the Pirates find a spot for Meadows? I know the rumor is a Cutch trade, but this seems so unlikely to me.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @TBone: I think we see Benintendi in late August or early September. My guess on Meadows is he gets rotated in to the OF come September. Injury could speed that clock up.

  11. Will says:
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    with AJ Reed still struggling, any chance Bregman gets 1B eligibility too? I am patiently waiting Bregman’s arrival and due to my logjam at 2B, SS, and 3B I am hoping he gets more eligibility.

    I have Rendon, Schoop, Segura, Correa, Villar, and Arenado all to fill 2B, SS, 3B, and 2 UTIL spots. Plus Bregman on the bench.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Will: No they’d move Valbuena over.

      Good depth

  12. knucks says:
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    The lack of baseball is killllling me. Can’t wait for games again tomorrow. Thanks for the write-up Rappin’ Ralph, keep up the good work. If you’re ever down near Allentown for an Ironpigs game, let me know. Bacon/brews on me.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @knucks: Bacon and Beer in Allentown? Sounds like a Billy Joel combo! Let’s do it.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @knucks: Knucks, where you at in the Allentown area? I also live and work in the ABE area.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @B the Esq.: Razzball, connecting our world

      • knucks says:
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        @B the Esq.: Ohhh snap, an East Coast Razz meetup. Hah I’m up in the Slate Belt region, small world.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @knucks: what’s the best thing about Allentown?

          • knucks says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Being 90 mins from both NYC and Philly. AAA baseball/minors hockey for the Phildos/Flyers. I passionately hate philly sports, but those games are always fun. Would be careless of me not to mention Yocco’s on National Hot Dog day. That’s about it though. Anything to add B?

          • knucks says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Oh and Sands Casino/Hotel in Bethlehem. Sometime they have good tunes/comedy come through the Event Center there, located at the old Bethlehem Steel Factory. They built an awesome venue nearby there too called Steel Stacks, been to weddings there as well as seen a lot of music in the past 10 or so years.

          • knucks says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Last thing to add, in August, week of free music at Musikfest. Should have mentioned that the cities of Bethlehem/Allentown right on top of eachother basically. For example, I lived in Bethlehem but only took me about 7 mins to go to a Pigs game in “Allentown”.

            http://www.musikfest.org/

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @knucks: Nice, my cousin went to college around there, Mulhenburg or something

            • B the Esq. says:
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              @knucks: The Iron Pigs are actually changing their name and uniforms for the week around Musikfest….they will be the ” ‘Festers “, which really made me thing Addams family rather than musikfest, but such is life.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @B the Esq.: Ha!

  13. Don Julio says:
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    Thinking about dropping reed for bregman. Don’t really have the bench space to stash more than one of them. What ya think?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Don Julio: Do it. If Reed is sitting on your bench, go with the upside. Hopefully the Astros get Bregman up soon. Based on the minor league stats he will be a force when he is up.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @B the Esq.: It will be soon.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Don Julio: I say go for it, Reed has been Blaaaaaah

  14. B the Esq. says:
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    I have been stashing Alex Reyes in an N/A spot in a 10 team H2H Yahoo keeper league on the hope he gets the call. Keep 10.

    Currently have Bregman taking a BN spot as well as Urias in a BN spot.

    Worth dropping Reyes from the N/A, moving one of the others to the N/A to pick up a current big leaguer or different prospect? Could go with a RP like Clippard or Dull. SPs available include Conley, Bud Norris, Eflin, McCarthy, Colon. Or could go prospect, i.e., Jose De Leon, Thompson, etc.

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @B the Esq.: Or would Blake Snell be a better option than all of them?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @B the Esq.: Go with the SAGNOF

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @B the Esq.: I’d dump him and add Clippard.

  15. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP / QS league

    Which side?

    Goldy or

    Machado/hill

  16. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Good stuff Ralph. I laughed, I cried, I added and dropped every player you named as I read because they weren’t producing for me.

  17. B the Esq. says:
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    I know you are prospect focused, soooo…what are Matt Harvey’s prospect(s) for the future. Obviously he is done for this year, assuming the surgery is done. Any thoughts on how long he is out next year, if at all, and how much this injury impacts him moving forward?

    Have him as a potential keeper, but with a full DL, not sure what to do with him.

    Thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @B the Esq.: Tough call I’d be worried. I too have no idea what to do with him. Sounds like he could be slipping into donzo territory

  18. Rex brothers says:
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    If you have an extra spot on team add de Leon?

    • Rex brothers says:
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      @Rex brothers: 12 team redraft

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Rex brothers: Sure got for it

  19. MJC says:
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    I asked before and I’ll ask again cuz you’re so high on Bregman, who do you like long term Mazara or Bregman? I was offered Mazara for for him which earlier in the season I would’ve done in a heartbeat but bregman seems to be such a stud.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @MJC: I think it’s close, I like MAZARA long term a touch more. I like him so much my phone defaults to all caps. MAZARA

      • MJC says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: haaaaa ok got it tell your phone to stop yelling. Think I’ll do it considering I have arenado & bogaerts at bregs positions and could use a 3rd OF in my keeper.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          Awesome

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Do you also prefer Mazara to Buxton? I’m currently offering Buxton & Conley to a contender that needs pitching depth, for Mazara in a keep forever league.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Drexel Hill Dragons: I prefer MAZARA and Bregman and others to Buxton. He’s losing me.

  20. Scott says:
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    Which TB OF do you like better? Brad Miller, Corey Dickerson, Steven Souza

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Scott: Souza Portuguese power!

  21. WestGaFresh says:
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    Chances Reyes gets called up before Sept? I’m using an NA spot for him, but Id rather use it for someone that will get a call earlier in the summer. I already have Moncada stashed for next season, would you rather have Reyes or Benetindi?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @WestGaFresh: Benintendi

  22. AtlBravo says:
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    I”ve got Reed & Turner now, but currently for the season I have Kinsler, whose having a killer season .. Would you advise to drop Turner and pick up Bregman? I”ve been playing the SS carousel all year too.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @AtlBravo: I’d dump Reed for Bregman

  23. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    FYI I’m on a whale watch so I may go MIA for an hour.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Razzball never ceases to amaze. That’s fantastic.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Seriously and there’s a guy in a Moby Dick shirt. That’s like wearing a band t-shirt of the band you’re going to see.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: I doubt you see the same kind of whale. That’s more like wearing a Metallica shirt at a Warrant concert

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @J-FOH: Or wearing a Captain Ahab shirt to a prosthetics convention.

  24. Scott says:
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    In a league where I already have Semien and Story, would Bregman make a good UTIL?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: if i was reasonably confident Trea Turner sticks, I could drop Devon Travis for Bregman?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Scott: Travis

  25. Dal says:
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    In a 12 team H2H dynasty, would you do either of the following:

    His: JUpton/Devon Travis/manaea
    For
    My: Archer?/trumbo

    or

    His: Jup/Manaea
    For
    My: Trumbo/odorizzi

    I am playing more for next year than this year, so considering the second offer. Thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dal: J-Up on both

  26. Speck says:
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    Taillon or Berrios for a keeper league in a minor league slot?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Speck: Taillon

  27. Calvin says:
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    Not expecting JP Crawford up at all this year? Just a cup of coffee?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Calvin: No he’s young and needs seasoning. Did snap out of an awful slump last week or so

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: He’s hitting .415 in June and .349 over the past 30 days, so his hot streak has been well over a week. He’s still shown premium plate discipline all season. I think he’s finally just settled into the new level, and maybe isn’t pressing like he was early in the season. He’ll be up in September. Book it.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Drexel Hill Dragons: He’s grossly overrated as a fantasy prospect. I’m not a Crawford believer.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: you also mean July, he hot .243 in June

  28. Jimbo says:
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    Bell for Berrios?

    Bell and Benintendi for Berrios and Taillon?

    Which is preferable? Keep up to 12, and I doubt I can keep any of the aforementioned, but I need a push now (slightly hanging onto first) and can trade the keeper worthy guys in the offseason for something. Have too many hitters as is, and moncada stashed.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jimbo: I like the second deal. Hitters over pitchers

      • Jimbo says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        I would be trading away the hitters for pitchers. 10 team league, both hitters i’ve picked up recently. I have a glut of OF and 1b types on roster (trout, polanco, betts, Puig, belt, hanley) and we start 10-12 pitchers, meaning there are lots of 60-70% owned hitters in the FA pool. So i take it you mean it is a bad idea since I would be receiving the pitchers.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Jimbo: I’d rather have bell and beni than puig and hanley. If there are that many hitters then why own puig and hanley. I’d be grabbing hot bats every week…unless this is a moves limit leage which if that’s the case….I’m sorry

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @J-FOH: Agree

          • Jimbo says:
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            @J-FOH: I guess I am still holding out hope that Puig lives up to his potential. Bad idea?

            And hanley has been real solid. He very well may go 100/100/15/15 .290

            Thanks for the advice though.

            One last Q-out of the four prospects listed in that one deal, who has the biggest impact this year?

  29. knucks says:
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    Glad I just traded away Dyson last night… reports that Andrew Miller is on his way to TEX in return for Gallo. Anyone else see that? Legit sources? What I’m reading is heavy speculation.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: **Update** was reported by a beat writer in Dallas, then RT by “Fake Teams”. Other links are saying its a false report.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @knucks: that trade didn’t make a ton of sense. Texas pen is solid and kela should be back.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: Yeah I’d love it as a Gallo owner particularly if he’s manning 3rd.

        • knucks says:
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          @J-FOH: Agreed, Bush did a great job of holding down the fort in the 7th. Diekman has done his part as well. The closer “monkey” seems to think that the Rangers will be buying bullpen help and also stated that “By any metric, the Rangers have the worst bullpen in the AL.” Remove Tolleson’s numbers though and they’ve been fine.

          Did move Dyson/DJLem for Odor yesterday, so I was pretty giddy for the 5 mins that the Miller thing seemed real to me.

  30. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Love seeing Moncada show up, even in this rookies for 2016 post! Drafted him in the reserve round of my keeper this year along with Urias (and can keep both in perp at $3/yr inflation)–2017 should be a very fun year for those guys!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: 2017 should be interesting. If I only have two spots I’d want double bats hold on the arms.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks – totally agree. I have 7 keeper spots in this league…

        1. Rizzo ($25)
        2. Betts ($25)
        3. Kershaw ($27) *got him at a steal when the injury happened, but will try trading for a bat when healthy
        4. Moncada ($3)
        5-7. Three of Urias ($3), Story ($8), Franco ($8), OZUNA ($4), AJ Reed ($8), Schoop ($3)

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: schoop and ozuna are good deals at those prices. Coin flip between story and franco. I’m always weary of sophmore slump so I give the slight edge to franco but either should be fine.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @J-FOH: I kinda like Story, Ozuna, and Franco. I’m admittedly not a big Schoop fan.

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks, Ralph. I like Schoop, but I feel like next year I’d be able to still snag him end of draft at $10 or less (even though he’s probably worth more than that).

              Do you guys think Ozuna’s breakout is legit this year? Not sure if there was a Bear/Bull on him this year, but would be interested.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: what?!?! He’s a young power MI who has made strides every year in on eod the best hitters parks. You’re crazy

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @J-FOH: Oh, I totally agree. I just meant that my leaguemates totally undervalue him for whatever reason. If he hits that magic 30 HR mark this season, they’ll realize he’s awesome. If he hits 26 or something like that, he’ll somehow still fall a little under the radar.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @J-FOH: Thanks. My very preliminary thinking had me leaning towards Story, Franco, and either Ozuna (worried about if this is a true breakout or BABIP fueled season) or Urias (Urias esp. if I flip Kershaw for a cheap top 10 bat).

            Story could regress (but my keeper team name, A Story of Ice and Fire, requires him on my roster, so he gets some tiebreaker points there) + Schoop I love at that price, but with Moncada (2B elig) by hopefully early 2017, I feel like it makes Schoop more expendable.

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @J-FOH: Appreciate all the input from you guys on this! One very clear message I’m getting is that I should not be keeping Urias (and should just either trade him, or bid on him during the draft next year, when he should still be relatively cheap), contrary to my initial plans. Thanks!

          • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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            @J-FOH: Long term Franco is the much better investment over Story in my opinion, especially at equal cost. Franco in his prime should be a .280/85/35+/110 bat, where I see Story more of a .240/80/25/85/10 guy.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Drexel Hill Dragons: that’s really low for story. I would expect more dongs and a better average

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @J-FOH: Agreed. I like seeing Story’s consistent modifications throughout this season as they pitch him differently, as well as the fact that Ks-be-damned, when he makes contact, he knocks the crap out of the ball to all fields. Franco is a great long term guy too of course.

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @Drexel Hill Dragons: Sign me up for that all day!

  31. bookiemetts says:
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    So mr hinch stole my xmas in july but 1. Any chance he was being cryptic saying Bregman won’t get the call “this weekend”? Meaning he’s getting the call 1st hone series the Astros have. And 2 are we as razznation holding onto bregman in redrafts or dropping him for the 1st streamer necessary?
    bc he’s currently blocking me from throwing the brandon Finnegans/Colby LewiI of the world in a H2h weekly if I need wins and ks. Thoughts and thanks
    -fausto

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bookiemetts: it’s h2h. If you are looking good for the playoffs I’d hold Bregs for a few. He’s the kind of bat that can win your league in the playoffs. If every week is do or die for the playoffs then you might have to toss him back.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @J-FOH: Agree.

      • bookiemetts says:
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        @J-FOH: thank you jfoh and Ralph I’m looking solid lock for playoffs just a difference between 1st and 3rd place. I built my team by grabbing the call ups and trading them for good players. Ex: I got salazar for mazara. I’ll hold and hope Bregs brings the rake before the leaves start falling. Thanks fellas.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @bookiemetts: Yes I think we see Bregman this week.

  32. Riles says:
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    Great work Ralph.

    Wheeler or Berrios in my prospect stash? How close are these 2 for long-term value? Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Riles: Berrios. We’ve seen enough of wheeler to know he tops out as a 3 or 4

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Riles: Berrios his body isn’t rejecting itself like Wheelers is

  33. Steve says:
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    De Leon over Kennedy, Guerra or Ryu?

    Would you hold Rodon when he gets back from the Disgraceful List?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steve: is this keeper? Kennedy is a matchups play, guerra has been good and is the safest of the three and ryu needs to get thru 6 a few times before trusting. De Leon has no spot and word is the doyers are looking to add an arm. Go with guerra for now. I don’t think Rodon is worth the hold unless this is a keeper league where you get double digit keeps.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Steve: I’d grab Guerra he’s been awesome. I wouldn’t be shocked if De Leon gets into the rotation in the next month, not sure if he sticks.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: shocked? There’s no reason for him to be here yet. McCarthy and Ryu are back and they are actively shopping for a starter

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @J-FOH: Yeah because those guys will stay healthy

  34. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Ralph!

    Im holding Bregman and Reyes on my roster. Bregman is a no-brainer, but what do you think about holding Reyes?

    -5×5, 12 team
    -5 keepers for 5 years
    -Already holding Goldy, Arenado, Marte, and Bregman for next year

    If Reyes isn’t going to throw many innings this year, I think it would help to drop him, as Im in contention and the roster spot could be used elsewhere. I could also pick up a better guy to stash?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: use the roster spot for reyes and keep an eye out for a better stash

  35. Frankgrimes says:
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    One rookie keeper for next year.
    Mazara, Story or Bregman?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Frankgrimes: you can’t go wrong with any of them. Really depends on other keepers and positional needs.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Frankgrimes: I’ll take a shot and say Bregman; he will have the best team around him next year and should be hitting from fantasy impactful lineup slots.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Yescheese: gun to the head that is the safest but if he has MI’s and is light in the outfield then maz would be the hold. Call me crazy but is story primed for a sophmore slump?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @J-FOH: Indont like Story for next year.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: hey look we agree on something

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Frankgrimes: I say MAZARA he’s only going to get better highest ceiling IMO

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: but if he has a bunch of outfielders it might be better to fill another position. I hate questions like this with no supporting info. Let’s see. Choose one of three good players with no clue who else is being kept.

        • Frankgrimes says:
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          @J-FOH: just looking for gut reaction for next year. None is prolly projecting to being a non rookie keeper for the following year.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Frankgrimes: why not just supply the relevant info for better help? it’s not like yr one of those guys who intends on only spending 3 minutes total on here a day.

  36. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    Yo Ralph!
    Who is a better pick up for impact this year, Renfroe or Healy?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @What Would Dykstra Do?: could be none of the above. Both could be meh and I don’t see an immediate reason to push them up sooner. San Diego must make a few trades to get Renfroe the AB’s and in Oakland they like to platoony tunes so much Healy could be frustrating to hold on to. I give the slightest edge to Renfroe for impact but you could be chasing a waste of time and roster spot.

      • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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        @J-FOH: Ugh, that was not what i wanted to hear J-FOH! I’m not seeing anyone, from the prospects pool, that are available and have a good shot at making an impact. Jordan Patterson maybe?
        I had Bregman, but traded him with others for Arenado.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @What Would Dykstra Do?: I like Patterson to get his shot this year. Problem with 1st base that reynolds has been serviceable (see magoo’s fine work on tuesday). That being said reynolds would be a player that gets moved before the deadline or put out on waivers. Reality is that you might be playing poker with half a deck and your card may never come up.

          • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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            @J-FOH: Gotta know when to fold’em, esp in 2nd half. Maybe I’ll just drop Renfroe and pick up Grichuk… thanks!

            • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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              @What Would Dykstra Do?: Yeah, if Grichuk is there you better add the shit out of him

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @What Would Dykstra Do?: I actually think it’s Healy, I could see him getting some AB’s. Though its splitting hairs they’re all close.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @What Would Dykstra Do?: Healy. As will be making some trades. Renfroe will have an adjustment period

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Yescheese: but you know those damn A’s will platoon him and piss everyone off. See billy burns

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: good point

  37. Mike says:
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    Would you hold Nick Williams in dynasty or go after Meadows or Dahl? Also, still wondering if Tomas is worth the stash in 13 team roto forever keeper.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: long term dahl is the best of those three. Williams is nice too but Philly is so loaded with outfielders and Altherr is due back at the end of july. We should see Williams in september, dahl maybe in september and meadows in 2017. My issue with Meadows is the Pirates are molasses with positional prospect call ups. See Bell.

      • Mike says:
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        @J-FOH: You like Dahl over Judge long term also? Thx for the response

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Mike: I do

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mike: Dahl and Meadows are close, Dahl has the clearer path, but I like Meadows a little better. Both over Judge

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: really. Pittsburgh is the death of offensive prospects. How long did we wait in Bell and even though he’s here they still won’t play him. He’s blocked by one of the best trios in baseball. He could play fit’s since from what I’ve read he has a sissy for an arm.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @J-FOH: I’m not of the mind that he or McCutch are there next year. He’s a better player than Dahl IMO. Bell is different, I’m not sure he’s on Meadows level.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @J-FOH: death of hitting prospects?! marte/polanco doing that bad eh

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @The Harrow: Haha, yeah it’s really just isolated to Bell this year. I was always of the mind he should have been up in April.

  38. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP / qs h2h

    Who wins?

    Villar/matz for belt/carrasco

    Villar for carrasco

    • Big league choo says:
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      @Big league choo: I have way too many sbs.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Big league choo: Carrasco side. Not even close.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: agree

  39. Steve b says:
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    judge is a product of yankee hype.On any other team he would be unknown

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Steve b: not sure anyone 6’7 in AAA with 30+ homer potential could be considered an unknown…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steve b: I wouldn’t say that. He’s still a power threat in a friendly division. I think the concern here is the Yankees are not great developers of bats. In another organization he could be better.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Steve b: Nope he’s a legit prospect. Refsnyder is Yankee hype. Judge should have been up a month ago.

  40. Joe says:
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    What do you think of someone like Mazara compared to Bregman, long term and this season if Bregman gets called up? Someone dropped Mazara in my keeper league so I have the ability to add one of them. We have a dollar cap for keepers so it’s not definite I’d be able to keep either, just depends on the values my league sets. My OF is deep (Harper, Betts, JUpton, Bruce, Yelich, Peralta on IR) so Mazara would be more of a stash/fill in, but Bregman would probably replace Kang this season as my MI if he got the call and hit.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Joe: MAZARA is one of my favorites long term.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe: sounds like you need to make trad4d to keep mazara. I’m going to disagree with ralph here and say bregs makes more sense to win this year especially with kang looming suspension

  41. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    awesome work

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      Thanks Al!!

  42. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Great write-up Prospector Ralph!

  43. Bwyce Hawpo says:
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    12 team keeper (at a cost). Currently holding reyes. Would you drop for De Leon?
    Gallo, Moncada, and Musgrove are also available, among others. Seems like stashing Moncada is looking like a pretty good idea

  44. Martin Harris says:
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    Rhys Hoskins. Is he for real . Possible call up

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Martin Harris: Not this year, I imagine next though.

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Martin Harris: he is for real and he would need to get into AAA ASAP if he is to be a September call. I own him in one dynasty so lets pray he does get the magic carpet ride to Philly in September

  45. Martin Harris says:
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    When does brendan Rogers get called up? What do u think of Vince Velasquez. Worth keeping for $6 next year in an nl only league $260 budget

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Martin Harris: With Rodgers you’re looking at 2018 at the earliest. He’s in A ball and doing well. Hits to all fields, strong batted ball profile, great K/BB, and an ISO above .200. With Story there and the Rox a little more conservative I see no need to rush him. He could fast track and push them to a September 2017 call but he is only one year out of high school, under 500 professional at bats, and since we havent seen him in AA yet its hard to determine if adjustments need to be made.

      That’s a good price in NL only $260 budget

  46. Chucky says:
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    I’m a bit off the beaten path but that’s because I value your opinion. Redraft Poins league, drop Leonys for Naquin?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Chucky: Naquin

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Yescheese: Agree

  47. tobiasfunkeanalrapist says:
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    Would you drop Anderson Espinoza for Josh Bell in my minor league system? I reckon Espinoza is a couple years away so I could probably pick him back up next year as people in my league generally don’t hold prospects with eta that far away. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • tobiasfunkeanalrapist says:
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      @tobiasfunkeanalrapist: Nevermind Bell has been picked up, what do you think about grabbing Victor Robles instead of Espinoza. So essentially who do you like more long term: Roblems or Espinoza?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @tobiasfunkeanalrapist: I’d grab Robles. The ceiling of Espinoza in San Diego is insanely high, but he floor is a good pen arm. Young pitching prospects are risk reward to extremes.

  48. Mike says:
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    Where does Confortos value stand now? I’m guessing he will come back and be fine but is he worth dropping for a Margot or Benintendi or do you ride the wave and hold?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike: Hmm I’d take Benintendi for him. Not sure I’d do Margot just straight up.

  49. I am a Banana! says:
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    Assume Dahl is up this month because the stars aligned in trades – is Buxton a drop for him? Hate to cut him after being this patient, but 38% Ks and no power is a shoddy skill set

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @I am a Banana!: Yes, I’m okay with that. At this point you have to let him find himself on someone else’s team.

  50. thorbs says:
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    Given your apprehension regarding Story in the comments, do you think now would be a good time to sell high on him in a dynasty league? I can spare the power for more balance (I like the comparison of Story to Mark Reynolds @ SS, where he could hit .260 with 30 bombs or hit .200 with 25 very easily), and figure I could package him with, given my already young outfield, Conforto and a prospect to see if I could pry away an ace? Guys like Saunders/Melky/Pence etc. don’t particularly interest me as long as Story calls Coors home.

    Possible targets on teams: Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Chris Archer, Jose Quintana, Michael Saunders, Melky Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain, Carlos Gomez, Hunter Pence, Tanner Roark.

    My lineup looks like this:

    C: Yadi/Castillo
    1B/3B/CI: Votto/Arenado/Frazier
    2B/SS/MI: Kinsler/Story/Odor
    OF: Bryant, Trout, Betts, Calhoun, Ozuna
    UTIL: Pujols, Beltran
    Bench: Carter, Andrus, Pillar
    SP: Kluber, Tanaka, Duffy, Guerra, Keuchel
    RP: Chapman, Miller, Diaz, Britton, Jeffress, Law
    DL: Greinke, Felix, Morneau, Kiermaier
    Minors: Conforto, Robles, Paulino, Wall, Vogelbach, Bader, Verdugo, Tapia

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @thorbs: I’d hold tight unless you can pry away Max or Sale

  51. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Hey you think I should take Trea Turner over Devon Travis or Profar? Need help at 2B in redraft 12t H2H 6×6.

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @HelpMoiBBGod: Over Profar, Travis is close, but Travis has been pretty good in the month and a half he’s played. Particularly from the counting stats department.

  52. Googo says:
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    Dropping grandal for Sanchez if he gets the call?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Googo: I’m fine with it

  53. Lil Mook says:
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    Drop any of Mccarthy Shoe Pax for Giolito?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Lil Mook: Shoe

  54. Oddball Herrera says:
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    Gurriel to the Astros.

    Our Bregman dreams have dried up like a raisin in the sun

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Oddball Herrera: I’ve been discussing this via text with Smokey and J-FOH. I wonder if a trade involving Bregman might be coming. They have the assets to land J-Fer

      • Oddball Herrera says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: @Ralph Lifshitz: Or maybe Atlanta has a new trade target for Teheran, and they somehow end up with the #1 and 2 guys from the last draft…

  55. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    So who is the best stash on my minor league team? I’ve got one spot open: gurriel, ryon healy, victor robles or anderson espinoza? Thanks man and keep up the good work.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Immediate help its Gourriel, long term it’s Robles.

  56. Brett says:
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    Baring a trade any way bregman comes up now? Been stashing him and now don’t know what to do in a daily moves league. Keep 5. Bregman can be kept only for next year @$5

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brett: I think he still beats Gourriel to the bigs. Who knows what they’re going to do. They could always send Valbuena to the bench. Problem is he’s slashing .310/.401/.534, since June 1st. I imagine they move him to first when Gourriel’s ready. He’s too hot to bench at the moment.

      They might be content to wait it out and let Bregman play it out in AAA.

  57. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Curious if you’d hold Bregman for this roster below, Grichuk is available and so is Snell, I have a bunch of DTD guys on O and my SP’s are also in need of some help.

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Choo
    UTIL OF Sano
    Bench 2B/SS/3B Baez
    Bench SS Bregman

    SP Salazar
    SP Shoemaker
    RP Uehara
    RP Melancon
    P Nola
    P Pineda
    P DeSclafani
    P Pomeranz
    Bench SP Paxton
    Bench SP Gausman
    Bench RP Clippard
    DL SP Rodon
    DL Kimbrel

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph, appreciate your insight,based on roster, would you add Snell or Grichuk? Paxton and Pineda got ate up but I cant really afford to drop them with so little on the wire imo. While my O(when healthy has been decent).

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