Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 3/23/2017
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Brad Johnson
10:46
maybe as many as 40 SB
Duane
10:46
Could 2017 finally be a full season of AB's for Baez and a possible breakout? Or are we in for another what if season?
Brad Johnson
10:46
The Cubs would need a couple injuries to open up full time reps for Baez
10:47
he still has to share 2B with Ben Zobrist because the OF is too crowded and Zobrist sure ain't sitting often
10:48
One of these years, he'll probably take a step forward at the plate. Not sure he'll ever be a superstar up there
English Bob
10:48
Does the fact that Logan Forsythe is leading off for LAD now, raise his stock very much over last season?
Brad Johnson
10:48
Not really, he had a great lineup role in TB too
Though I do think his ADP/auction cost is lower than it should be
JT
10:48
Does Swihart have a future as some MLB team's catcher?
Brad Johnson
10:49
He'll probably be the regular catcher for the Sox by midseason
I'm not among BABIP Leon's believers. Especially since he turned pumpkin right in front of us
Vazquez is a fine backup
10:50
That leaves plenty of room for Swihart to seize the job
Dan
10:50
Auction draft tonight; Goldy / Rizzo / Miggy--I want safest best
Brad Johnson
10:50
Goldy
he'll cost the most though
Evil Goatee Brad
10:50
The first pick in our draft autodrafted and ended up with three second basemen and three shortstops and just a pair of bullpen arms. Would any of the other managers who need a middle infielder be better off trying to swing a deal pre-season or waiting until this manager inexplicably has to drop a middle infielder or two?
Brad Johnson
10:51
Interesting scenario. I think you have to test the trade market before counting on a cut. It's important to keep negotiating channels open when possible
10:52
you never know when the "I must make a move" feeling will work in your favor
don't force the issue though
The Cincinnati Kid
10:52
Eno makes a compelling case that Alonso has changed...are you in? What kind of HR and slash do you see for 2017?
Brad Johnson
10:52
I'm...curious
I'd take a flier in the right setting, but I'm not ready to project anything beyond mediocrity
E
10:53
Does Eric Thames take over the world this year? Or is he just OK
Brad Johnson
10:53
Probably just ok
I watched that video of all his home runs. There are a lot of upper-80s, center cut fastballs on that highlight reel
i.e. a pitch that doesn't exist in the majors
10:54
I think he'll get his 30 bops. I also think he'll need some time to adjust to velocity
Frank
10:54
Can Blake Swihart be the kind of hitting catcher we all thought he would be? .280 with 20 home runs in a great lineup?
Brad Johnson
10:54
Can he? Yea. Bank on 12-15 HR instead.
Jack
10:55
The only "ace" in my 10 team dynasty available in the draft is Stras. I have a solid/cheap middle rotation. How much of my ~35 allocation for pitching would you spend to make sure I get him if I'm missing an "ace"?
Brad Johnson
10:56
This is a difficult scenario for me to advise. Lot of missing information. You shouldn't feel as though you must have an ace, although it's obviously a lot easier to win pitching categories with them. If you already have a decent staff, consider going all in on Strasburg. Or else invest in top relievers to make up for missing rates
Hoser
10:56
What do you pay for Thames in an auction?
Brad Johnson
10:57
$1-5 in most standard settings
obviously, the deeper the league, the more you pay
Brian
10:57
I bid up Ryon Healy yesterday late, now Im nauseous.
Brad Johnson
10:58
Happened in the ottoneu league FG Staff 1 too. Surprisingly, nobody picked him up last season, then he cost over $10
I like him as a poor man's Lamb
should be $2-7
E
10:58
Is Matt Moore worth a flier?
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