Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-8-2017
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Eric
4:00
Can Godley stop the Dodgers epic run or would you bench him?
Brad Johnson
4:01
I'm using him in DFS tonight, but that's mostly a function of his low price tag on DraftKings. Godley handled the Dodgers not too long ago. You can start him against any team
That's not to say there isn't any downside or risk
but with the way this season's gone, Godley vs. LAD is a better than average play
Dylan
4:01
What happened to Kintzler being the closer in Washington?
Brad Johnson
4:02
I don't know. It's certainly a surprising development to see Doolittle still closing. A welcome development at that - I grew up playing against Doolittle so I always find myself rooting for him
4:03
And he's good enough to close, most clubs just prefer to have a righty doing the job when they have the choice. Plus Doo has some shoulder issues
Slapshot
4:03
Willson Contreras is a top ___ catcher going into 2018?
Brad Johnson
4:03
Let's go conservative and say top 8. Could be higher. I don't worry about these things during the season.
Frenchy
4:03
Think we see Robles(AA) or Gleyber(injured) in the majors first next year?
Brad Johnson
4:03
Even toss in my opinion. It's going to depend on injuries or poor performance from the guys ahead of them
Taylor
4:04
Wood and peacock or kershaw? And would you rather have Justin Wilson or mychal givens in a holds league?
Brad Johnson
4:04
I'll take Wilson
The other one's a bit tricky since Kershaw's timeline isn't well known
4:05
I'm going to leave that up to you
Perd Furguson
4:05
Keep one of the following forever, no round or cost associated: Derek Fisher, Tommy Pham or Justin Smoak - 12tm roto
Brad Johnson
4:05
Not Pham.
4:06
Either you bet long term on Fisher becoming a top 5 round workhorse, or you play the hot hand and take a year or two from Smoak
he's a top 5 1B this season!
Julio
4:06
Hey Brad, what's your philiosphy on pitching keepers? I can keep 8 players and think I will only keep 1. I could keep a second over Devers (probably Wood or Nelson) but I am a little hesitant.
Brad Johnson
4:07
It tends to be league specific. Pitchers are the rare asset these days, but they also tend to disappear more often
dee's nuts
4:07
How do you deal with league commissioners who are too overzealous  in vetoing trades in a dynasty league?  I was trading acuana, moncada and trea turner for degrom and ramirez.  More than likely I won't be able to keep degrom or ramirez next year.
Brad Johnson
4:07
I insta-quit
4:08
Seriously though, I usually spend hours negotiating each trade. If a commissioner is just going to wipe that out because they don't like it, I'll drop the league
4:09
Hasn't ever been an issue
Paul
4:10
Is Joey Gallo a legitimate fantasy option right now in a 5x5. He's sort of been hitting for average lately
Brad Johnson
4:10
He's been 12-team playable all season. You're just going to suffer in that one category. And eventually the SB will go away too.
Matthew
4:10
Would you keep Fulmer (assuming clean bill of health) or Severino at the same price?
Brad Johnson
4:10
Fulmer, easy
Jansen
4:10
Where do you stand on Rafael Devers? Good start to his career.
Brad Johnson
4:11
It certainly is, I don't have any meaningful insights about Devers yet
People keep asking, all I can say is he looks good and has a great pedigree. But I can't tell if he's a core player or a star
Nelson
4:11
With only 50 games left, how do you evaluate the value of upgrades? Like would you give a top prospect like Moncada/Brinson, etc in a keeper to get an unkeepable Cano if only as an upgrade over Chris Taylor?
Brad Johnson
4:12
You're assuming Cano is actually an upgrade over Taylor. When swapping keeper for non-keeper, you should be looking to guarantee a gain in the standings
4:13
On the flip side, if you're trying to buy keepers, emphasize the real dollar potential of your trade. People will pay anything if they think it's worth $50 actual dollars.
Bruce
4:13
Any hesitation to pay steep for a cheap Mccullers in a keeper league?
Brad Johnson
4:13
Sure, so many injuries, and he's a guy who maxes out early in his outings
4:14
For all that, he's quite good. It's a gamble.
Shane
4:14
Are Judge and Bellinger first round picks next year?  How would you rank them for next year compared to Arenado and Mookie?  Thanks!
Brad Johnson
4:14
I think you have to prioritize the guys with the long track record. I'm much more bullish about Judge than Bellinger
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