Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31/16
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Josecanyousee
2:09
Also, Maikal Franco worth owning in 5x5 10 team leagues? I have Seager and Beltre at 3B already but could go short at another position I suppose
Brad Johnson
2:09
He's worth owning but you should let somebody else pull the trigger
2:10
Or trade to upgrade another spot THEN pick him up
there's no reason to stockpile in a 10 team league. There is ALWAYS another guy at a given position
closer being the one possible exception
Matt Shoemaker
2:10
I have a 13% SwStrk rate, and 70% F-Strk rate, and yet no one is talking about me. I know that I have a bad fastball, but people should take notice!
Brad Johnson
2:11
Stream starter - usually somebody to stream against due to the HR rate
Gucci Mane
2:11
There's way too much discontent with Heyward. He's racked up 24 runs, and he's been hitting terribly (until a few days ago). He's hitting in the 2-hole in a great lineup. And he was drafted a few rounds after Upton...
Brad Johnson
2:11
My only real concern is with the minor injuries he's battled
those can cascade into a more serious problem
and they do seem to have affected his performance
2:12
You mention his 24 runs, but that's terrible production from his lineup role. He should be on pace to score 120 runs, not 75.
ROBOCOP
2:12
Do you think Villar finishes the season top 3 in stolen bases?
Brad Johnson
2:13
Yes. Possibly top 1. Nobody is running as often as him
Dylan
2:13
In an OBP league, I dropped Puig for Steve Pearce. Tell me it's going to be OK, Brad. TELL ME IT'S GOING TO BE OK.
Brad Johnson
2:13
Well, depending on the league depth, I don't think you'll really have much to regret. My concern is how long Pearce will continue to mash. He's a tough character to read
Monte' Max
2:13
Is it time to just outright dump Adam Jones in a 10 man Dynasty league?
Brad Johnson
2:13
No
Olrun
2:14
Ryu had a setback in his rehab and missed his next scheduled start and Tyson Ross is set to begin throwing. Are either worth a DL slot in a 12-team league? Will Ross make it back if he has just been cleared for problems? Shoulder problems seem like more an unknown than elbows.
Brad Johnson
2:14
There's always setback risk. If there's no opportunity cost to stashing one, go ahead. I'd go with Ross
If there is a cost, I'd pass
rustydude
2:14
If you had to drop one of these guys in an AL only league, which one would you choose: Teixeira, Fielder?
Brad Johnson
2:15
Sorry you have that choice, they're both yuck
I'd probably dump Tex
Rated Rookie
2:15
What's your take on Conforto's ceiling?
Brad Johnson
2:15
30 HR, solid average, no speed, tons of run production while batting third
2:16
Kind of like the good version of Colby Rasmus
yojiveself
2:16
which 2b should I own hereon out in a 12 team 5x5 h2h - pearce, solarte or jose ramirez?
Brad Johnson
2:16
Definitely not Solarte. Pearce is the hot hand and I've always had a soft spot for Ramirez as a steady type
Kate Upton
2:17
Can Verlander keep it up or is he really just getting lucky? (aside from the 8th last night)
Brad Johnson
2:17
He did this last year too, but it took longer
At the very least, he can give the Tigers a regular chance at a win while pitching 7+ IP
he'll flop occasionally
Rick
2:18
Hi, Roto 12-man 5x5 standard league, I was offered Altuve and Yelich for José Fernández, Brett Lawrie, Stephen Piscotty and Khris Davis. Yay or nay?
Brad Johnson
2:18
Really depends on who fills the gaps. I'm no longer a huge Yelich fan. The GB rate isn't going to change which kills his fantasy numbers
2:19
Altuve is obviously the best of the bunch, but you're paying for the best stretch of his career. I think the cost is a little too steep. I assume you need SB though?
Sometimes it's worth overpaying for a guy who dominates a category
Nathan
2:19
Is Corey Dickerson worth owning in 12 team leagues at this point? Babip is very low but so is the 11% LD rate and his already pretty high K% is up 3.5%.
Brad Johnson
2:20
Yea, I still pick him up when I see him cut. I've slowly added more and more shares
He's also cuttable if you really need a spot for something big
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