Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 8/9/16
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Brad Johnson
2:08
Here's the thing, the ceiling is massive. To get there, he needs a breakthrough or two. Could be a frustrating guy or a future stud
I usually believe in selling this profile in most fantasy formats
2:09
Maybe ask for a stud non-keeper and a modest keeper like Thornburg
Oliver
2:09
Have Britton Betances and Watson in 2 RP weekly league. Roll with all three or look to deal? Related, very few trades actually happen
Brad Johnson
2:09
Trade if you can, can't really mix and match this in any way
Cameron
2:10
Hey Brad, what are your thoughts on Luis Severino for the rest of this season and if he performs well as a potential keeper? He definitely struggled early on but is still only 22 and has some electric stuff.
Brad Johnson
2:10
I love his stuff
The narrative is similar to Giolito
2:11
he has to continue to improve to reach his ace ceiling, could turn into a frustrating guy instead
ok, I'm still working on the first 4 minutes of comments, so I'm going to skip forward to present
Tax Man
2:12
Is Matt Boyd rosterable in an 11-team AL-onlly?
Brad Johnson
2:12
Yes, there's back of rotation upside
and the Tigers could supply the run support for a win streak
Batman
2:12
Salazar or Cole 2017+
Brad Johnson
2:12
Salazar if he comes out of this injury healthy
Chopper Dave
2:12
Thoughts on Bundy? SSS and all, and the name on the jersey may bias opinions, but he has looked pretty good lately.
Brad Johnson
2:13
Yea I had serious doubts, but it really looks like he's improving
I'm late to join, but I'm on the bandwagon
Macho
2:13
What are your thoughts on keeping non-elite pitchers? I was burned this year keeping Sonny Gray, Garrett Richards and Trevor Rosenthal. Should I use all 10 keeper spots on position players and just draft pitchers?
Brad Johnson
2:14
That's my take. Protect an ace if you have him. Otherwise lock down most reliable numbers
Doe
2:14
Does Jeffress take over if Dyson falters?
Brad Johnson
2:14
Yep. Keone Kela is healthy again too
Yulieski's Squirriel
2:14
Between his age and the description of his contact/discipline/bat skills, I am holding out that we get a non-30 HR version of Matt Carpenter out of Gurriel. Is that too optimistic?
Brad Johnson
2:15
Not really what I'm looking for, but the upside could match that production. Remember, upside is well above the median projection by definition
Frida
2:15
Can Matt Duffy be a sneaky source of value in AL-onlies playing for Tampa?
Brad Johnson
2:15
He'll gain interesting eligibilities if nothing else
Needs to get the contact skills back online
Jorge Polanco
2:16
I'm the truth.
Brad Johnson
2:16
I've been waiting for the Twins to actually play Polanco for a thousand years
2:17
love the contact skills and versatility
fantasy value may trail behind his real world value
Santa
2:17
Pence or Upton ROS?
Brad Johnson
2:17
Pence I guess
Joe
2:17
Brad, any thoughts on Rob Whalen? I see Dillon Gee-sque stuff with slightly better breaking pitches. I like him in deeper leagues next season.
Brad Johnson
2:18
Honestly, I haven't seen him throw yet. The stat sheet says /ignore unless you need bad K rate
by bad K rate, I mean strikeouts with bad everything else
Clif Bar
2:18
Who do you like better in a 5x5 over the next 5 years - Mazara or Ozuna? Lamb or Gallo?
Brad Johnson
2:18
Mazara and Lamb
Batman
2:18
Bregman or Benintendi in a 5x5 keeper league?
Brad Johnson
2:19
Benintendi could have epic interactions with Betts
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