Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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mtsw
12:42
In a league of other well-informed fans, a lot of times the best value is boring guys who are likely to produce decently but aren't exciting to have on your fantasy team and lack upside, and "sleepers" end up being overpaid for. Evan Longoria this season seems like a good example of this type of player, who are some others?
Eno Sarris
12:42
Yes, there is a time for vanilla veterans.
B.B. Rodriguez
12:43
I'm very confused by Ian Desmond's projections. He basically had a terrible June last year but his projection is to basically repeat. While Pablo and Hanley were fairly terrible all year and are projected to rebound. How does one season reset his whole baseline?
Eno Sarris
12:43
I think there were issues -- swinging strikes, high BABIPs, high strikeout rates -- that clouded his projections to begin with.
Chitown
12:44
What are your thoughts on Maeda?
Eno Sarris
12:44
3.8/1.15 with a 6k9. less than people expect, but pretty good.
Jerad Eickhoff
12:44
Am I the next Roy Halladay?
Eno Sarris
12:44
no.
Brad
12:44
You confident Carlos Martinez is healthy after the shoulder shut him down last year? Looks great in spring
Eno Sarris
12:45
Mechanics still look too open to me, like he'll get hurt again eventually. Could try to ride it for a year though.
Chitown
12:45
For dynasty purposes: Maeda, Park or AJ Reed?
Eno Sarris
12:45
Reed, Park, Maeda.
Mike
12:45
Seems like there are varying opinions on Ed Rodriguez in Boston and just how valuable he can be when he comes back. Definitely was inconsistent last year but when he was good he was REALLY good. Was supposedly tipping his pitches for a bit, then fixed that. Think he could really be a stud moving forward. Thoughts? Prefer him or Gausman in the future?
Eno Sarris
12:46
I'll take a chance on Ed. I thought he was hot fire, and as a lefty with more established pitches, and no shoulder problem right now, he's ahead.
Mike
12:46
How is it depth, when your depth is injury prone or not good players? #Dodgers
Eno Sarris
12:46
There's still a bunch of them. Even if/when Crawford goes down, VanSlyke/Hernandez is a decent tandem.
DDSP
12:47
Hey buddy - ever copy paste a bunch of erotic fiction into a draft chat field? I think it's a good strategy when it comes to --- ahhh man! Just clumped in my pants..... =\ big mess.
Eno Sarris
12:47
oh man now I understand who you are! never draft with this man, for various reasons.
uruguayan
12:48
Do you have any doubts about the actual beastliness of Todd Frazier? Sometimes I get a weird Jason Bay vibe from him. Also, where do you think he'll sign next year?
Eno Sarris
12:48
No, he's a strong man. I get more worried about his plate approach, about pitchers figuring him out.
Paul
12:49
So my deep draft is on Saturday. 8 hour live auction with interspersed food breaks. I am not prepared. Any strategies for winging it?
Eno Sarris
12:49
Get the calculator up and try to hurriedly gather some cheap/dollar/reserve players. You can figure out which stars are worth it quickly, but if you don't know what cheap players to throw late, you're screwed.
12:50
(and you can find those cheap players by scrolling down in the depth charts to the bottom of each position and finding backups that should take jobs)
Jeet
12:50
I was having a huge debate about Arcia on Twitter. What do people see about his offensive upside? The standard answer is "People said it is like Lindor last year" but Lindor is an exception to the rule not the norm. Defense first SS with limited offensive upside?
Eno Sarris
12:51
He's also not nearly the same quality prospect, I don't think. I think he could turn into a Segura type.
adam
12:51
guys, i ran the numbers. batflipz are worth an additional 0.3 WAR. Wow.
80085
12:51
chicago teams are weird. the south side is too serious, the north side is a bunch of silly dinguses
The Dude of NY
12:52
My sister often makes funny remarks that don't necessarily make a lot of sense. I'm thinking of nicknaming her Twitter.
Eno Sarris
12:52
phew. Had to scroll to get that one together.
phil
12:52
Pillar was absurdly bad a lot of last year. Does Saunders end up leading off? He feels under the radar to me. If he stays in the 6/7 slot could get more SB. A 20/20 guy?
Eno Sarris
12:53
Given his injuries, I'll go way under on the stolen bases. But yeah I like Saunders at the plate more than Pillar.
Mike
12:53
Better use of a bench spot as OF5 in a 16 team keeper lg behind Betts, Marte, Grichuk and Schwarber - KBroxton or Max Kepler?
Eno Sarris
12:53
Kepler.
None of your guys need a platoon mate now.
Zorn
12:53
Dynasty: Prefer Eickhoff or Vinnie Velasquez?
Eno Sarris
12:54
Velasquez has higher ceiling based on his better fastball. Floor, and this year, goes to Jerad.
Wut
12:54
You have Walker ranked higher than J. Ross on your update SP rankings? (by 21 spots)
Eno Sarris
12:55
Interesting. Yeah, in the chat it's much more off the cuff. I suppose a reasoned look at Walker says he has more pitches, similar velocity, and more adjustments behind him. I'm just really feeling Ross recently, it seems like, if his brother can do it, why can't Joe? Their pitches are like the exact same.
The Date
12:55
Should I take my girlfriend to Mets or Yankees game?
Eno Sarris
12:56
More bang for buck at Mets.
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