Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: May 23, 2017
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Brad Johnson
4:49
Werth
Marcus
4:49
Rich Hill: hold or steam in 10-team?
Brad Johnson
4:49
Hold
JK
4:50
Why do you hate Encarnacion so much?
Brad Johnson
4:50
I don't?
HappyFunBall
4:50
Bellinger isn't Ozuna. Ozuna doesn't have a history of the OBP
Brad Johnson
4:50
yea that's the part that bothered me. Though I'm not positive Bellinger is a high OBP guy in the majors
4:51
once pitchers figure out how to convert all those whiffs into outs more consistently
it will happen
you don't miss that many baseballs and avoid dreadful slumps
TJ
4:51
What do you expect from Corey Dickerson the rest of the season?
Brad Johnson
4:51
Some kind of deification
gold idols
4:52
Guy is one of the most fun hitters to watch right now
hits everything
Biff
4:52
Goldy + Charlie Morton & Marcell Ozuna for Moncada and Miggy. Do you do it in a 15-team keeper?
Brad Johnson
4:52
No
nonononononnonononono
Carlos Correa
4:52
Why do the Astros sit me constantly and treat me like a catcher and why haven't I even attempted a steal this year when I have close to an 80% success rate?
Brad Johnson
4:52
Hmm...when you put it that way, sounds like you're injured
4:53
given what we know about Correa's 2016 - his performance dropped precipitously anytime he was banged up - this would make perfect sense
Pie
4:53
I currently have the not so bad problem of being forced to sit 2 useful players (Mark Reynolds at home, Bregman, HanRam, Ellsbury, Avisail Garcia) due to some luck in free agent acquisitions/roster construction. I could use another top end pitcher, but my league mates are all currently not interested in anything close to market value for their aces. Should I sit tight in case of injury, or pay the premium to acquire an ace?
Brad Johnson
4:54
I'm not going to answer this question directly
I am going to go on a tangent about the relative value of aces this year
there are, what, less than 10 actual aces in baseball right now?
4:55
plus a bunch of guys with the track record and poor results
and a bundle of new ones like Wood and Paxton
pitchers remain a terrible investment - they break all the time
even Bumgarner broke
4:56
but... if you have multiple aces in this season where the waiver wire is stuffed to the brim with hitters, you're going to finish near the top of your league
Sean
4:56
Tyler Anderson's (SP-Col) peripherals look great. Is a breakout, or at least a strong, useful stretch of starts, imminent?
Brad Johnson
4:56
my co-owner told me to look at Anderson's recent performance. I haven't yet
you want to see an increase in GBs and soft contact
4:57
if that's happening, then sure, I'll buy
El Guapo
4:57
Start Dansby against Glasnow or Jorge Polanco against Bundy?
Brad Johnson
4:57
Dansby
Closing shop soon
Mike Milligan
4:57
Alonzo or Bryce Harper ?
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