Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat ? 8/23/16
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Brad Johnson
1:02
I'm on the pessimistic side when it comes to Schwarber
I see a late-career Jay Bruce. Maybe you get the better version of Bruce instead
Dumpster Fiers
1:03
Nats going to stick with Cole, or is it time for Giolito to get another shot?
Brad Johnson
1:03
I don't have a read on this. Lopez appears to have a locked spot though
My hunch is that the Nats don't want to yo-yo Giolito anymore
they have a huge lead, they can just milk Cole and play it safe with their top arm
Cubbies
1:03
On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being "meh" and 10 being a 5 alarm fire, how concerned should we be with Sonny Gray's "elbow" issue for 2017? I grabbed him for $5 a couple weeks ago in my 12 team AL only league.
Brad Johnson
1:04
7.5?
I started the year out on Gray. I sure ain't jumping in on him now
Eastern NC
1:04
Diaz a lock to be the Mariners closer next year?
Brad Johnson
1:04
Nope
Chance he goes back to starting
1:05
the tricky part with pitchers like this - Chapman, Papelbon (way back), Osuna, maybe Rosenthal - is that they need seasoning in the minors to stick as a starter
It's hard to sell your fans that it's a good idea to take an elite closer and move him into a role which requires most of a lost season in Triple-A
1:06
Plus Diaz is probably a midrotation starter at best
1:07
with teams changing their evaluation of reliever prices, it's probably easier for a club to justify leaving a player like Diaz in the bullpen
JD15
1:07
Dahl stole 2 bases last night! Let the power+ coors + speed commence!
Brad Johnson
1:07
About time. I was starting to worry the bases would disappear entirely
I don't expect more than 15 per season, but they're important
Choo Choo
1:07
Any chance Rodney holds the gig over Ramos?
Brad Johnson
1:08
There's a chance. It's not very likely from my perspective
Josh
1:08
Would you start Jon Gray @MIL tonight? The matchup is enticing but he's had three straight rough starts.
Brad Johnson
1:08
Sure. I'm thinking about it for DFS tonight
riskiest in roto because of the blow up risk
Brewers also strike out so often
Joey
1:09
Where would you rank Marcus Stroman as a dynasty asset? Top 40sp? Better?
Brad Johnson
1:09
smells right. He's a guy I need to re-evaluate in a more systematic way
can't glean as much from his fangraphs stats
1:10
I like how he's looked in the second half
Joey
1:10
How do you treat Rich Hill in dynasty? Expendable at the end of the year or must keep?
Brad Johnson
1:10
dynasty means something different to everyone
He's not anywhere near the cut line in my concept of dynasty
He should be about the 10th-15th player kept out of 30+ in a 20 team format
1:11
10-15th for a given team that is, not overall (obviously)
TROUT2016
1:11
Does Cam Bedrosian become the closer for LAA in '17?
Brad Johnson
1:11
I think they buy somebody
I mean, yea, he could probably close
but then you have garbage in front of him
they need to overhaul that entire pen
1:12
and it's probably best with the young guy in a high leverage fireman role
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