Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: May 23, 2017
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Choos on First
4:14
Zobrist has been on a hot streak and is still managing a .252/.347/.443 line, it seems like the cliff may be off in the distance still
Brad Johnson
4:14
I hope so, he was one of the first breakouts I hyped.
I still like him. Plus I'm a sucker for guys who walk more than they strike out.
HappyFunBall
4:15
I'm starting Bellinger over Upton and so far so good. Should I believe enough to just trade him (Upton) away?
Brad Johnson
4:16
I'm trying to trade Upton in my RotoBaller staff league... mostly because he's good and I have too much OF depth
Matt
4:16
Re: the Rhys Hoskins hype, how is the guy any different than Tommy Joseph was a year ago!? An older RHH 1B without much prospect pedigree raking in AAA. I don't see how the Phillies could possibly bench Joseph for Hoskins unless Joseph is struggling mightily, which he's not currently.
Brad Johnson
4:16
Hoskins is definitely a better prospect. That's not to say he's definitely better than Joseph. Being a good prospect is subtly different than being a good baseball player
Alex Wood
4:17
Am I a buy-high or sell-high candidate?
Brad Johnson
4:17
Both! I'm a big believer in the breakout, but you very much have to be worried about injuries
Moltar
4:17
Story or Villar ROS?
Brad Johnson
4:18
Need homers or steals? Probably rating them very similarly
daro
4:18
K Bryant a good comp for Bellinger?
Brad Johnson
4:18
No
Comps usually shouldn't be top 10 players
4:19
I remember laughing at Jurickson Profar getting comped to Mike Trout back in the day.
Then Byron Buxton getting comp to... Mike Trout
4:20
I'm trying to think of who I'd actually comp Bellinger to... drawing a blank
4:21
There's definitely some Chris Davis in there, but that overstates the whiffs
two out sacrifice
4:21
any worry about Haniger picking up where he left off? Obviously the AVG and BABIP will regress, but think he is solid (top 25 OF) ROS?
Brad Johnson
4:21
Oh, I hate when a guy breaks out then hits the DL right around when regression would be noticeable
4:22
So often, they lose whatever was helping them to thrive
Sunny B
4:22
Hicks for Story a fair deal?
Brad Johnson
4:22
No!
Not remotely
4:23
Hicks is a nice story, but he's a tiny slump from sitting 5 days a week
ahem, I see what happened there...
Giancarlo Stanton
4:23
I'm not worth a challenge trade for Aaron Judge....am I?
I'm not, right?
Right?!?!
Please put my mind at ease.
Brad Johnson
4:23
I'd, uh, take Judge
Choos on First
4:23
RE: Zobrist, again, dude has a .191 ISO. If he can keep it up, it'll be his highest mark since 2012
Brad Johnson
4:24
That's part of my concern. I'm not buying that power
Choos on First
4:24
A sucker for guys who walk more than the strike out, eh? How about that Grossman?
Brad Johnson
4:24
I was the first guy telling people to pick him up last year
between when he was cut and signed
thought the Phillies would grab him as a starter
HappyFunBall
4:24
Story or Villar? Both! Rotate daily as needed :)
Brad Johnson
4:25
Yes. It's funny, I mocked 'em both in the 2nd/3rd turn so often this spring
Kept them in a bunch of leagues for cheap but never actually drafted them in real leagues
More Zobrist Stats
4:25
Zobrist is currently running a 13.2%/51.9%/34.9% soft/med/hard hit rate. His hard hit rate would be a career high while his soft% is the lowest it's been since 2009
Brad Johnson
4:26
And if he hits 3 soft grounders tonight, everything's back in line with his career rates
two out sacrifice
4:26
Lester, Verlander, Arrieta -- can you rank those 3 ROS
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