Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-1-2017
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Devil Magic
4:38
How bout that Tommy Pham? I imagine you've revised the "should be on the wire in 85% of 12-teamers" notion?
Brad Johnson
4:39
I got so much crap for that...
Still think he should be streamable in half of leagues
Tom Guerrero
4:39
Does Andrew Pullin profile as a starting outfielder after a strong '16 and '17?
Brad Johnson
4:39
No
4:40
He may find himself on the MLB roster soon, but he won't leapfrog Williams/Doobie/Altherr
Not to mention Quinn if he's ever healthy
He's also not hitting well at Triple-A
4:41
They'll also probably have Cesar Hernandez in a super utility role at some point
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
4:41
What do you know about Willson Contreras that I don't? His last month has run a .400 OBP with almost 50 total bases. He's batting lead-off half the time.
Brad Johnson
4:41
He has to split time with Alex Avila now
that's all
Oddball Herrera
4:42
Mejia is on the 40 man
Brad Johnson
4:42
There's an answer to an earlier question. We'll probably see him play a game or three in September
A. Reitz
4:42
Avila better than Contreras?!?!?!  Avila is a career 'meh' and Contreras is easily a Top 5 C, already...
Brad Johnson
4:43
These are rather bold takes. Throw out Avila's offensive history, it's not very relevant now
He's a good defender with a big walk rate and power
4:44
And I'm not buying Contreras as an "easy" top 5 C. Certainly can argue he has the 4th or 5th spot
can argue otherwise too without being wrong
Dougie Jones
4:44
rank the new closers: Greene, Ziegler, Treinen, [Twins guy]
Brad Johnson
4:45
Greene, Treinen, Twins, Marlins
Zieg's had issues this year, could see Phelps step in
Snowflake
4:45
Do you trust Ziegler to keep the closer job?
Brad Johnson
4:45
See above
Mean Tweeter
4:45
Avila better than Contreras? Avila has fallen off since his fast start while Contreras has taken off the past 2 months.
Brad Johnson
4:45
Avila falling off still includes a huge OBP
Coppy
4:45
Sims starting tonight for Atlanta. Projections are very bullish on him. Your thoughts this year and beyond?
Brad Johnson
4:46
I'm wary of the command
He was a 6.00 BB/9 guy before this season
I think we'll see that return in the majors. If it doesn't he could be quite useful
my advice is to stash but not use
Prospects
4:46
How do you feel about Zimmer vs. Inciarte vs. Fisher as a keeper?  12 team H2H 5x5? Fisher > Zimmer> Inciarte??
Brad Johnson
4:46
You ordered it the way I would
All nice players to have though
4:47
Fisher can be a star while the other two are core guys
JT
4:47
Is Altherr this good? Thought his BA would have gone down by now.
Brad Johnson
4:47
Lemme refresh myself on his stats
4:48
I'd expect .270/.350/.530 or so
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
4:48
It's going to be hard for Phelps to pitch for the Marlins when he's out in Seattle.
Brad Johnson
4:49
Shucks...knew there was a reason he wasn't already the closer
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