Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
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Eric
2:01
What are your thoughts on Ryon Healy's first games? Have only seen stats, but he hasn't seemed overmatched as some suggested
Brad Johnson
2:01
I haven't seen him play yet either. Been meaning to watch some replays
Josh
2:02
Steve Pearce was mashing prior to getting hurt, and those awesome hitting contract reports on the site said that Pearce's bat was (mostly) legit. What say you?
Brad Johnson
2:02
Worth a stash to see if it continues
fresh basil
2:02
Rostering Buchter, Giles, Neris, Edwin Diaz, Bedrosian, Dull for speculative saves. Yes, it's a poor strategy but do I hit on any?
Brad Johnson
2:02
I'll give you 0.75 closers
Sean
2:02
Josh Bell sent to the OF as soon as he is demoted - quick turnaround for an injured Polanco or is he just that bad at 1st?
Brad Johnson
2:02
it's a defense issue
2:03
I wrote about it twice today for other sites, I'm kinda worried
the bat plays, even as a DH, but I'm not sure he has a defensive home
scouting reports always hated his OF defense
could be preparing to trade him at the deadline
Erik
2:03
Won the Gurriel sweepstakes in my ten-team keeper league. What kind of numbers should I expect from him?
Brad Johnson
2:04
Really have no idea. I'd expect nothing and hope to be pleasantly surprised
like Hyun-soo Kim
Jordan
2:04
Projection for Gurriel? Must add when called up or just a name to monitor in 10 teamer 5x5 H2H?
Brad Johnson
2:04
monitor for now. Realistically, if you want him, you have to roster him preemptively
for that reason, I'm sitting him out
Chopper Dave
2:04
Jake Lamb for Javy Baez and Aaron Nola in 10-team standard league too steep? Like Javy's versatility and could use another decent SP.
Brad Johnson
2:05
On which side? The bets smell fine for both owners.
Argo
2:05
Who would you rather have in your OF for the ROS: Saunders or Justin Upton?
Brad Johnson
2:05
JUpton me please
Josh
2:05
12 tm mixed H2H, would you drop Valencia for either Grichuk or Conforto?
Brad Johnson
2:05
depends on position needs. I'm probably waiting
Borxa Dork
2:06
I need Anderson Espinosa to get to MLB soon so I can trade him for some value. Will you tell me he'll be up by June of next year so my competition will read this and want to trade for him?
Brad Johnson
2:06
he'll be up by June of next year
keith
2:06
Traded Duvall for Shoemaker (desperate for pitching) before Shoemaker's gem. Did I get ripped off?
Brad Johnson
2:06
no, either guy could turn pumpkin without any notice
the hitter's usually the safer asset, but you have to answer your needs too
2:07
just because pitchers are poor investments doesn't mean you can ignore 5 categories
Balsamic Vinegar
2:07
OK, so you're not up on Gallo. What about Josh Bell? Is his power for real? Does he play?
Brad Johnson
2:07
If you're thinking he has Freddie Freeman-like power, that's probably about right
I don't think he plays much for the Pirates this year
OddBall Herrera
2:08
Thoughts on Kepler? Think he has any shot by the end of the season of looking like a better keeper than the Mazara/Conforto/Pederson tier of guys?
Brad Johnson
2:08
He could join that tier, but the lack of pedigree makes it harder to like him that much
Argo
2:08
Another ROS comparison: Sano or Upton? Who ya got?
Brad Johnson
2:08
Oh, Sano by miles
Jonathan
2:08
Similar to BostonRob, 10-team H2H, picking 3 of Baez, Rendon, Andrus, Jose Ramirez, and Jose Reyes, I've been targeting Rs, SBs, and AVG as a minimum
Brad Johnson
2:09
I'll say Rendon, Baez, and Ramirez. Tough call though
I'm 15 minutes behind the comments so I'm going to skip ahead.
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