Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat ? 8/23/16
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Buck
12:51
You trusting Paxton in his first start back, or benching him for the week to be safe?
Brad Johnson
12:51
Mostly benching
depends on desperation
Cubbies
12:51
Word out of Boston today is John Henry says "we absolutely need" Sandoval next year. Is he worth my last FAAB $1 over keeping a $6 Gallo for 2017?
Brad Johnson
12:52
woof, I might just stick with Gallo. A whole lot of risk and reward in those guys
fwiw, I don't expect Gallo to play much in the majors next year
Texas is going to find it's never the right time to promote him
12:53
hopefully (for them), they trade him to a non-contender before he's completely devalued
Howard
12:53
For next season, in a weekly 5x5 H2H, would you keep Bregman over Trea Turner? Or are the SB too valuable not to keep Turner?
Brad Johnson
12:53
I prefer Bregman's mix of skills
12:54
but there aren't too many formats where you'd keep Bregman and not Bregman+Turner
JD15
12:54
Is Byron Buxton the new Corey Patterson or do you still believe in him?
Brad Johnson
12:54
I was more thinking Fernando Martinez, Domonic Brown, etc.
It's not so much a belief thing for me
Sometimes players of this asset class turn it around
sometimes they flop
12:55
the flop is now looking more likely than the turn around, but it's still around even odds
Most players like Buxton have at least one or two useful seasons. Or at least an amazing month like that one Dom Brown May
another bad dynasty manager
12:55
Why do people keep recommending streaming against the Braves? Whether you choose since the All-Star break or the last 30 days, the Braves are middle of the pack in both wOBA and wRC+.
Brad Johnson
12:56
Because they have one talented hitter in their lineup and a bunch of scrubs. They are demonstrably the weakest lineup in baseball on pure talent, regardless of what the recent performance says
12:57
past performance is a flawed proxy for predicting future performance
of course, that's how we do 95% of what we do here at FanGraphs, we model past performance in some way
12:58
but it's important to understand the weaknesses in the approach
ryN
12:58
Stream my C position in an 11-team roto (and also use the spot for random other streaming needs) or hold onto Gattis?
Brad Johnson
12:58
Sanchez, Grandal, or Zunino available?
Can't imagine streaming is a great option, but you might as well
12:59
Gattis may lose playing time with the DH crunch building in Houston
John
12:59
How close is Addison Russell to keeper status in a 12 team keep 6 forever league? Standard scoring. already keeping altuve, Betts, springer, Freeman. Have Cruz, Russell, lamb and Bergman under consideration for the other two spots. Russell is hitting awfully well lately. is he finally turning the corner at 22 to become elite?
Brad Johnson
12:59
I'd be keeping Russell with those choices
over Freeman even
1:00
Don't get too attached to your plans just yet
plenty of baseball left to change your mind
Jaypo
1:00
What do you think of a fantasy league where the only stat is measured is WAR?
Brad Johnson
1:01
One of my experimental reader leagues is WAR only
It's called Fire and Forget because we draft a team and don't change anything
no other way to do it besides a lot of hand calcing
Josh
1:01
What do you think of Matt Boyd since his recall last month? Would you start him tomorrow vs MIN?
Brad Johnson
1:01
Yes, I recommended him in today's Daily Grind
Jackson
1:01
Would you still keep Schwarber for 2017 in a standard 5x5, even though he's no longer C-eligible?
Brad Johnson
1:02
Depends on the cost
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