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.

  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

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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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

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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.