Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat ? 8/30/16
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Brad Johnson
4:34
He should draw interest depending on the price. You're not going to get a $11 Springer for him, but a $5 Maikel Franco? Seems reasonable.
If all else fails, the flex is great
Nels
4:34
Cron, Soler, or Gurriel for my 10-team UT slot ROS?
Brad Johnson
4:34
If you want a complete shot in the dark, Gurriel probably has the top ceiling
4:35
mostly because he could be almost anything, we just don't know
Cron is safer in a sense
Ol Sea Capn
4:35
What's your opinion on Steven Wright as a keeper? 14 team, keep 14. Where do you personally rank him? Thanks.
Brad Johnson
4:35
Easily in the top 14
He could really disappoint like Dickey post-Cy
but I think he'll keep on truckin'
Ol Sea Capn
4:35
Did the league adjust hard against Leonys Martin? He hasn't been even close to the same since his DL return... or is that to blame?
Brad Johnson
4:35
I'd blame the DL
4:36
So this isn't actually an uncommon occurrence
Player makes mechanical change
Player rakes
Player gets hurt
Player reverts
now there are few theories as to why the injury/reversion happen
4:37
1. Injuries are common or 2. new mechanics exposed a physiological weakness/caused the injury
If 1. then reversion happens because the player loses whatever "feel" he had that led to success
4:38
If 2. then the player physically can't maintain the change while staying healthy
There are some other potential scenarios too
I can't tell you which applies to Leonys
Elijabonk Melingproplefoot
4:38
Keep one forever: Josh Bell or Jose Abreu? (yes, this question would've sounded absurd at the start of the year)
Brad Johnson
4:38
Josh Bell, and no I think it would have been a fair question at the start of the year
but I always find myself way bullish on Abreu
err BEARISH
4:39
if I may digress (yes, I give myself permission to digress)...
Abreu was one of those guys I initially liked more than everybody else
then he exceeded even my high expectations and then everybody liked him more than me
this happens with a couple players every year
4:40
it's some kind of psychological effect, I forget which
Freds fan
4:40
Who do you take in a dynasty league, Clint Frazier or Bradley Zimmer?
Brad Johnson
4:40
Still Zim. Frazier isn't a 5 cat guy
tonyc
4:40
Maikel Franco's plate discipline issues are going in the wrong direction. Think he figures it out enough to make it into the top 6-8 3B conversation for 2017, or is his ceiling somewhere in the 10-15 range?
Brad Johnson
4:40
Put him 10-15, so many good 3B now
Kevin
4:40
Blake Snell next year? Same thoughts as Berrios?
Brad Johnson
4:41
No, I like Snell a little more for a quick adjustment
Berrios is a power pitcher who can't power his way through MLB hitters, kind of a poor man's Yordano
Snell just needs to figure out how to prevent home runs
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