Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat ? 8/23/16
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Brad Johnson
1:21
I think he's a fine core player in a sufficiently deep league
hopefully you had the flexibility to sit him through that early season slump
Bill
1:22
What do you think of Ryan Schimpf for next year in an OBP league. Certainly he won't hit 40+ HR like his current pace, but is 20-25 reasonable. Even with a low BABIP currentlly, and .220's BA he has been running an OBP of .340. Seems like a poor mans Odor without steals but a better OBP
Brad Johnson
1:22
I don't think he plays if he's pumping a 20 HR pace
1:23
we need more data on him, but from what's available, he's like a .190/.300/.480 hitter.
It's a VERY weird profile, especially for such a small guy
so many whiffs and everything is in the air
1:24
he's going to have matchups that really suit his swing - most of the time he'll walk or bust
Alex
1:24
Is Trevor Story a 2nd round pick next year despite the influx of shortstop talent?
Brad Johnson
1:24
Yes. And he'll still be a bargain
Moelicious
1:24
Does Saunders have anything left in the tank? He has been brutal since the ASB.
Brad Johnson
1:24
probably playing banged up is my guess
the Blue Jays outfield is so hurt that they just need bodies
1:25
if he's less hurt than others...you leave him out there
Bill
1:25
How do you compare some of the young infield prospects (Rosario, Albies, Adames, and though he's not a SS, Devers) in terms of how quickly they are likely to arrive in the majors, and who do you see as being better major leaguers, and fantasy prospects. How does that group compare to Moncada
Brad Johnson
1:25
Devers is the only one I look at as a big fantasy prospect
1:26
I think the others will likely be fine MLB players but with more of a core or support type line for fantasy
I don't see Albies as a fantasy guy at all
Talk to me again in a year or two
it's hard to evaluate guys when they're way too young for their levels and struggle
1:27
Might be a better Freddy Galvis, might be Elvis Andrus
Moncada is lightyears ahead of them as a fantasy prospect
MikeD
1:27
Josh Bell, Nunez, and Piscotty OR Piscotty, Nunez, and M. Ozuna ROS? The one hangup is can keep Bell for next year.
Brad Johnson
1:28
Bell really complicates things because it all hinges on the Pirates deciding his defense is startable
Just on pure talent, Ozuna side easily
with the keep factored in, you have to evaluate where you are
MikeD
1:28
Thanks!
Brad Johnson
1:28
You're welcome
Pat
1:28
Hey Brad. Arrieta or MadBum today?
Brad Johnson
1:28
Gimme the Bum
Ben
1:29
With Jose Abreu looking better lately, where do you think he should be valued next season? I have him under contract for $27 out of 260 next season. Sell him before the draft or hold?
Brad Johnson
1:29
Sell
My colleague talked me into bumping him from around 15th to somewhere in the top 10 among 1B preseason. I won't make that mistake twice
nor will as many of my colleagues
Bregman
1:30
Bregman or Moncada long term? Position doesn't matter.
Brad Johnson
1:30
Moncada
Bregman hasn't done quite enough for me to say take the less talented, MLB performer
Pat
1:30
Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez and various others have had their worst starts this season come against the Braves. Do you think maybe there's a mental aspect there when you're facing one of the worst offense that maybe they don't think they need to be as sharp or something?
Brad Johnson
1:30
A little bit
1:31
it's a game plan thing. You don't respect the hitters so you throw more center cut fastballs
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