We’ve reached the one month mark and as expected, there are plenty of early surprises. ¬†Eric Thames is the #1 player according to the Razzball Player Rater,¬†Ryan Zimmerman¬†is #3 and¬†Ervin Santana is the #1 overall pitcher. ¬†Quietly sitting at #5 is¬†Mike Trout. ¬†Trout’s line is outstanding with 18/7/18/5/.365 yet all of the talk is about Thames,¬†Bryce Harper¬†and a few others. ¬†At the end of the day, this is why taking Trout with the first overall pick is a no-brainer. ¬†We all know this. ¬†There’s nothing like safety and upside in the first round which is why I have¬†Paul Goldschmidt¬†on a bunch of teams this season. ¬†Au Schizz is as safe as anybody but Trout yet he was consistently falling in drafts to the middle or late part of the first round. ¬†I preach on the hockey side of things that you can’t win your league with your first two picks but you can certainly lose it. ¬†“Safety first” is even more important in baseball where it is easier to find hot schmotatos to fill out the bottom of your roster. ¬†Obviously we are long past draft season at this point but if you can trade some guys off hot starts for some consistency, I’d generally advise doing it. ¬†Let’s take a look at everything that was posted on Razzball over the last week:
The DFS¬†crew continued to write daily analysis helping loyal Razzballers with their daily fantasy needs.
Mike Honcho’s Buy/Sell¬†found us some pretty nice streamers for Week 4.
The Podcast¬†announced the launching of a Razzball league on Fantasy Draft for Tuesday nights which is definitely worth checking out.
Laura Holt’s Rolling in the Deep¬†has five players in both the NL and AL that should help you in the deepest of leagues.
Kerry Klug’s Ambulance Chasers¬†has seen so many injuries happen in the early going this season. ¬†It’s simply ridiculous at this point.
Ralph Lifshitz updated us on the first month of Razz30.
The Batting Contest¬†is up and running for Week 5.
The Prospect Podcast¬†talks about a bunch of things, including the early risers on Top 100 lists.
Mike Maher’s Buy/Sell¬†looks at some incredible starts and whether or not we can expect regression.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Streamonator¬†really likes Pirates pitchers this week, especially¬†Gerrit Cole. ¬†Cole gets two starts this week opening at Cincinnati and closing at home against the Brewers. ¬†Cole is ranked as the #5 overall pitcher and the second best pitcher who makes two starts.
Despite liking Pittsburgh pitchers, Hittertron¬†likes Reds batters with four of them in the top 20. ¬†Joey Votto¬†and¬†Billy Hamilton¬†both make the top 10 this week at 5 and 7 respectively. ¬†There are also three Cubs in the top 9 which should come as no surprise. ¬†Highest rated guy who is widely available? ¬†Scott Schebler.
That’s all for now guys. ¬†Please post any questions or comments you have below. ¬†Thanks for reading, take care!
You can also find Viz on the hockey side of things at Razzball