Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat ? 6/21
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Josh
1:56
Hey Brad! 12 team mixed league: I can only roster 3 of these 6 due to some forthcoming DL activations. Which 3 stay out of this group? Heyward, L Martin, Valencia, Saunders, Reddick, Pearce. Ideally, I'd keep at least one of Heyward/Martin for the speed. Thanks!
Brad Johnson
1:56
Woof, that's unfortunate, I like all those guys. I think you toss Valencia, Pearce, and Reddick for now
Shawn
1:56
Roll with Danny Duffy against the Mets tomorrow night?
Brad Johnson
1:57
The Braves swept them. I'd roll with anybody against the Mets at this point
yojiveself
1:57
need your help - which C to drop - Gattis or Weiters?
Brad Johnson
1:57
Wieters
Gattis starts every day, Wieters needs frequent rest
Jon Targ
1:57
Glasnow or Alex Reyes as a flyer this year only?
Brad Johnson
1:57
Reyes may be more likely to get an opportunity
Bob Dobolina
1:57
Vince Velasquez hit waivers in my league (11-team redraft) - he's a must-add, right?
Brad Johnson
1:58
Only if you have an open DL slot
Bob Dobolina
1:58
Is Eovaldi a top-50 pitcher? Top-75?
Brad Johnson
1:58
top 75 smells right to me.
Batman
1:58
Is Chen droppable for Moore, Gausman or Hellickson? 14 team- 5x5
Brad Johnson
1:58
Only in the right matchups. They're all streamables.
MarinerDan
1:58
Does Alex Reyes come up and make an impact in the Cardinals starting rotation in the second half?
Brad Johnson
1:59
Heh, just sort of touched upon this. He's one of the closest MiLB pitchers to a MLB opportunity. It's always hard to guess who will Syndergaard and who will Berrios.
the potential is there for some big starts
Jeet
1:59
At this point in the season are we seeing true talent for the year or can players like Villar regress back to career norms?
Brad Johnson
2:00
it's more complicated than that. And to elaborate would take too much time in a chat. Remind me sometime and I'll make it the lede for The Daily Grind one day
Gucci
2:00
Pitcher A has an ERA of 2.00. Player A's offense averages 2 runs per game. Pitcher B has an ERA of 3.00. Pitcher B's offense averages 4 runs per game. Which pitcher is more valuable?
Brad Johnson
2:01
Well, it's situational. What's your roto rank and raw numbers in wins and rate stats? (I ask rhetorically, the answer is to manage the categories that matter most to your team)
Shawn
2:01
In a shallow re-draft will I regret dropping Heyward or Hanley to stream guys who are hot?
Brad Johnson
2:01
You will feel regret at some point, yes
2:02
it's possible to also benefit overall while feeling regret
Josh
2:02
Is K Marte starting SS material in 12 team mixed leagues? My other options are Semien and Jose Ramirez.
Brad Johnson
2:02
They're all fringe starters if it's not a MI league. Easily rosterable in MI leagues
Erik
2:02
Will Yelich ever pick up the pace on HRs and steals? Would you trade Carlos Carrasco for him?
Brad Johnson
2:03
maybe on SB. Just doesn't lift the ball enough for HR
I'd hang onto Carrasco
Harry Caray's Ghost
2:03
Addison Russell is still going to be great, right? Not every youngster can come up and be an instant success...
Brad Johnson
2:03
Correct. Great might be overstating it, but there's big breakout potential.
I've been harping about Tim Anderson lately. He's a super utility guy now but I think he'll be a good starter in 2-3 years
2:04
For now, White Sox fans need to be patient
Billy
2:04
Took over a team on the far reaches of making the playoffs. In your idea of a rebuild how young do I get?
Brad Johnson
2:04
I can't really sell you a formula for rebuilding. It's all about chasing arbitrage opportunities
in your league, that may mean Kevin Maitan or Dylan Cozens or Randal Grichuk
K
2:05
Can I overreact and grab Rondon in my Holds-counting Dynasty league? I'd have to drop Motte who has actually owned the Rox 8th inning for 3 weeks and looked okay. But... 99 MPH!!!!
Brad Johnson
2:05
If the question is "can I drop Jason Motte" the answer is ALWAYS yes.
Loving all the dynasty questions today
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