Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - April 18
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Brad Johnson
4:04
Just depends on your league depth and what's on the wire. Probably.
Roman
4:04
What in god's name do I do with Vinny Velasquez? He's a total dumpster fire right now with the exception of the K's
Brad Johnson
4:05
Patience, treat him as right-handed Robbie Ray
when it clicks, he's a top 5 overall pitcher. Most days, it doesn't click.
Colin
4:05
Thoughts on Greinke going forward? He was just dropped in my shallow h2h. Guys like Liriano, J Ross, Urias also available.
Brad Johnson
4:06
Well...he's a better pick up than the others you listed. He's probably a fringe guy in shallow
Isaac
4:06
Concerned about Kluber? Could the long playoff run last year be affecting him?
Brad Johnson
4:06
Sure could. But he did a version of this last year too. Bounced back just fine.
JD15
4:06
Drafted Jeff Hoffman in FGpts, do you think he'll get the call during Gray's DL stint? If so, should I sell hype of a top prospect replacement or hold for potential benefits?
Brad Johnson
4:07
Sell. Coors HR are doom in FGpts. Hoffman doesn't strike me as good enough to excel at Coors.
Cap it
4:07
Brandon Maurer is removed from the closer role by what date?
Brad Johnson
4:07
Depends entirely on Capps. He was hammered yesterday.
Josh
4:07
Are 10+ home runs realistic at this point from Andrus and Inciarte?
Brad Johnson
4:07
Well Inciarte already has 4. If he's healthy and doesn't reach 10...
I think Andrus can do it too
4:08
I'm projecting 12-15 for Inciarte with an outside chance for 20
we have to see the ground ball rate drop. He supposedly added lift to his swing, but he's still 50% grounders
mookie best
4:08
when someone has an ops of say 1.200, do you say "one point two" or "twelve hundred?" i always said the former but recently said the latter on a whim and i'm not going back.
Brad Johnson
4:08
twelve hundred
Colin
4:09
Do you prefer Brach or Benoit going forward? I like that Benoit has the current closer role, but Brach seems to be better, on a better team, and not much is known in regards to Britton injury
Brad Johnson
4:09
how desperate are you for saves? Brach's probably a better ratio guy.
Can't count on any saves though
Hannah Hochevar
4:09
I know it's early for studs, but what about someone like Gurriel? Would you hold in AL only?
Brad Johnson
4:10
What's available to replace him. For example, I dumped him for Logan Morrison maybe 10 days ago
Yonder Alonso would work too.
If you're looking worse, then maybe just deal with the pain
Hans
4:10
Conforto worth grabbing even in 10-team? Leading off and playing center, and Terry's gotta keep him in there, no?
Brad Johnson
4:11
Nope. Cespedes is the only every day guy in that group
Nola
4:11
Okay to drop Addison Reed with Familia coming back?
Brad Johnson
4:11
Sure, though I would wait to see Familia lock down a couple
Colin
4:11
VV or Robbie Ray?
Brad Johnson
4:12
I prefer Velasquez by a hair. I'm below the industry consensus on both. The volatility is often ignored because of the upside.
You look very smart when one of those types turns into an ace while you were hyping him
but the percentage play is to go with a safer name
4:13
of course, sometimes you need to take big gambles due to your roster composition
Sam
4:13
Who will have the better season, Kenta Maeda or Michael Wacha?
Brad Johnson
4:13
Maeda is a much better pitcher
health report is scarier though
OC
4:13
Deep 20 team dynasty, what do I do with Tommy Joseph? Hope he rebounds a bit, or move some assets for an upgrade
Brad Johnson
4:13
Well, look around. I'm being patient though. Low OBP, high power bats are streaky
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