Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
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Brad Johnson
2:16
He broke out last year.
That's his best case scenario
Greg
2:17
The Oakland closer situation to be avoided if at all possible now?
Brad Johnson
2:17
Nah those are both good relievers.
Alex
2:17
Considering a trade in a keeper league where I get Miggy but give up George Springer. Miggy can't be kept and Springer is at a good value for the next 3 years. Pull the trigger?
Brad Johnson
2:17
No!
Miggy's barely an upgrade to Springer now
Steve
2:18
Do you like, love, or gotta have Garrett Richards?
Brad Johnson
2:18
like
Gym Bob
2:18
Have faith in Starlin Castro? Need the 2B/SS help, but hesitant to buy in.
Brad Johnson
2:18
Depends on the buy in. He's rosterable. There are so many 2B that you don't need to pay much
Lol
2:18
While I can appreciate that Felix is trending downward, the overreaction by some is silly. He'll still be better than 95% of all starting pitchers out there.
Brad Johnson
2:19
95% is a little high. He has good pitchability so he'll survive this transition if it's permanent
but he won't be an ace
Danno
2:19
I'd like to flip Velasquez for a utility bat in the short term, mostly because I don't expect him to pitch past 160 inning or so which won't help me in the playoffs of my 16-team H2H league. What do you think is the best kind of return I can expect?
Brad Johnson
2:20
That's going to be very league dependent. Pitching is so huge in an H2H that you could get a crazy return
Marc
2:20
HanRam or Freeman OBP Roto? Can I package Freeman with a good SP to get a decent bat?
Brad Johnson
2:21
Coin flip, and why not. Freeman himself is a decent bat
Joe
2:21
Which of these (if any) should I drop in a 12 team keeper once Erod is back: Shane Greene, Jason Hammel, Descalfani, Urias?
Brad Johnson
2:21
Greene
Steve
2:22
Buying Todd Frazier to rebound and mash with that low BABIP or is last year's 2nd half tumble still on the brain?
Brad Johnson
2:22
I'll buy a rebound of some sort. Think the average of his two seasons
Brendan
2:22
Maikel Franco had a hot week, then a cold week, and here we are. Any changes in thoughts on him for 2016?
Brad Johnson
2:22
No, he has an added challenge of being the only hitter on his team. He'll be streaky
Harrison
2:23
Soler has cut down his K rate to below 20% - is it April - or is 50 PA about right to notice the beginnings of a change.
Brad Johnson
2:23
I'd have to look closer. I'm not going to make everyone wait :)
Roe Bott
2:23
Is Pujols done?
Brad Johnson
2:23
Nah, he'll be fine. Low average, 30 HR
Alex
2:23
Is Ian Desmond droppable in 12 team mixed?
Brad Johnson
2:23
I just did today. Didn't need the SS eligibility and there were better alternatives
Walt
2:24
I want to sell high on Trumbo. Is Trumbo/Cueto for C. Seager and Mazara a good deal? It's a 1 year keeper, Mazara is a 23rd rounder in '17. (H2H 5x5)
Brad Johnson
2:24
You don't get to keep Seager I assume?
I think this might be forcing it a little, but it's not bad by any means
Corner Me!
2:24
Lind, LoMo, or Forsythe? Thanks
Brad Johnson
2:24
Not LoMo
2:25
They all could disappear this year
or rebound
john
2:25
Miley - going to turn it around? Strong K/BB numbers but getting lit up
Brad Johnson
2:25
I think he'll be fine insomuch as he's ever fine
Franklin
2:26
Speed plays likely to be on the wire in a 12 team mixer?
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