Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 5/16/17
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Brad Johnson
3:45
While I go get a snack, let's kick things off with a poll
If you were forced to, which of these second basemen would you cut?
3:46
Which to Cut?

Logan Forsythe (42.3% | 41 votes)
 
Ben Zobrist (57.7% | 56 votes)
 

Total Votes: 97
Stuck in a Slump
3:48
do you have high hopes for Zimmer during his call up?
Brad Johnson
3:48
So this is going to be a popular question. Let's start here.
3:49
I don't expect him to do particularly well in his first taste of the majors. These big swing-and-miss profiles usually take awhile to adjust.
3:50
But these things can be hard to predict. Sometimes pitchers throw into a hitter's nitro zone while the scouting report is getting built
Take Hunter Renfroe or Trey Mancini for example.
Zimmer could totally do something like that.
For that reason, you should try to grab a share in most formats even if it's perhaps inadvisable to actually play him
Dave
3:51
Which side do you prefer, and is it close? Degrom/Yelich or Sale/Herrera?
Brad Johnson
3:51
Sale, and it's very close
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
3:52
Still hung up on your Votto acquisition earlier. Felt like "humble-bragging" about taking advantage of a league mate. But just to show that there are all types in a fantasy league, the guy with Votto in my league said, "Can't trade him; Harold Reynolds said he could hit .400 this year."
Brad Johnson
3:52
Honestly, everybody likes that trade a lot more for me than I do
For reference, you can see the swap in today's TDG. http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/the-daily-grind-a-fancy-trade/
3:53
I went back and forth on it for a day. Inciarte and Doobie are actually stuck on my bench which was part of my aversion to the deal
Nelson
3:53
Im having a hard time gauging the trade value of (my) David Dahl. Should I be treating him essentially the same as a top 5 prospect, like a Moncada?
Brad Johnson
3:54
I'll be honest, I'm struggling with the same. In the league mentioned above, I have Dahl taking a bench spot since a billion players are injured. Plus 3 active OFers. So I want to trade him but I'm not getting any nibbles
3:55
You'll probably have to wait for him to return.
Mark
3:55
Zack Godley or Kendall Graveman
Brad Johnson
3:55
Fun question. I just mass cut Graveman for Godley in almost all my leagues
Graveman is a solid streamer/volume guy, Godley might be the next Alex Wood
99
3:55
Is there a real resource for finding out when a AAA player might get the call, or are we all pretty much in the dark?
Brad Johnson
3:56
Twitter?
I mean, the warning is typically 1 day tops. Other than that, look at MiLBers who are performing like big leaguers and teams with gaping holes
Big Tuna
3:56
Is Zobrist still useful as a 12tm MIF?
Brad Johnson
3:57
Kinda sorta, that's boiled into the question I asked for the poll
with so many utility guys and players performing right now, Zobrist is feeling pretty replacement level
3:58
I trust the numbers will be there in the end, but his usual numbers grow less exciting by the year.
Archie Bradley
3:58
Do I take over the closer role at some point this year? Is it someone like Hoover or de la rosa? Or are we stuck with Rodney?
Brad Johnson
3:58
I really don't think we'll see Bradley close
3:59
they want him to pull a Carrasco, not get stuck in the ninth inning
4:00
It's hard to justify moving a guy from elite closer to mid-tier starter
but if he's an elite multi-inning guy, then that's already like a starter
JD15
4:00
What’s chris taylor’s role once forsythe returns? While he does hit more GB than you’d like he is hitting the ball hard.
Brad Johnson
4:01
I keep dropping a Justin Turner comp just because the situation is similar. With the frequency with which players are injured, Taylor will usually have some kind of most-days role
so long as he keeps hammering the ball
gee
4:01
Velazquez, Harvey or use the spot to stream? 12-team roto
Brad Johnson
4:01
eww. Depends on the streaming options. Can you Godley? Or even Jordan Montgomery?
John
4:02
Moustakas or castellanos ROS? I think moustakas' power is real but he is who he is. The batted ball profile has me hoping for a castellanos break out. What's your opinion? (Have guys coming off the dl and will have to drop one)
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