Fantasy Baseball Chat with Brad Johnson: 8/1/22
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Brad Johnson
12:07
Hey folks, we'll get started in a moment
Guest
12:08
effross just gained or lost value ROS?
Brad Johnson
12:08
He's *sort of* lost value in that I thought he was going to be the Cubs closer when the dust settled tomorrow night.
12:09
But that was always hypothetical value anyway. Otherwise it's a push for him.
Yankees fan
12:09
Can I just draft the whole yankees roster with the first pick?
Brad Johnson
12:09
I mean, you could set up an OOTP league and BE the Yankees.
12:10
And remember, I know this is MLBTR and it's the trade deadline, but I'm here to talk fantasy.
That wasn't directed at "Yankees fan." Just a general comment.
Guest
12:10
H2H 12 team league. Should I overpay to get Montas with him likely going to a contender now?
Brad Johnson
12:12
I generally don't advise overpaying, and I don't exactly love Montas in fantasy. I'm wary of splitter specialists this year because Manfred keeps being cagey about the baseballs. If they introduce a different ball (I think the next manufacturing batch is expected to start arriving if it hasn't already) or something pretacked shows up, Montas might lose his splitter.
Ayden
12:12
Hey I’m 14 and I’m a baseball geek. I win all my fantasy leagues. What is the next step for me?
Brad Johnson
12:14
So I'm guessing you play leagues with your friends. The next step is to start working your way into more competitive formats. Maybe look into the Razzslam https://razzball.com/2022-razzslam-rules/
12:15
You could also start trying your hand at TGFBI satellite leagues
12:16
Or try hanging around the Discord for sites like PitcherList. They'll help match you to some leagues.
Voomo
12:16
Nobody in my league wants to trade.  They are so lame.  How do I find a good league?
Brad Johnson
12:16
Honestly, what I've observed is that better leagues tend to equal less trading.
12:17
It's kind of a function of foresight almost. If you've anticipated your needs, then you're less likely to be interested in fair swaps. Whereas if you need something badly, you'll be willing to overpay to get it.
12:18
Anyway, I'd pick a site you like and get involved in their communities. You'll find your way to competitive leagues quick enough - I just can't promise you'll see more trades as a result.
DatDudeBP
12:18
Are you nervous about the trout news at all?
Brad Johnson
12:18
I don't love it obviously, but the latest update is fairly reassuring.
12:19
Certain anxious about acquiring him now. Had a couple verbal offers out in dynasty leagues when he was just normal injured. We're kinda frozen right now - neither of us know if we should jump in or out.
Stu
12:19
Tanner Houck... what is his value going forward?
Brad Johnson
12:20
Not very high, but he's still positioned to pick up some saves. My guess is one of Whitlock or Houck winds up starting again at some point down the stretch.
12:21
That's really just a guess.
Cobb Salad
12:21
Do you expect Mike Trout to remain a top-30 overall player next year, regardless of how many more G he plays this year?
Brad Johnson
12:22
You mean in drafts or EOS ranking? I think he's still a Top 30 pick if only because it's hard to replicate his production. He's starting to feel a little like Buxton where you accept the good and plan for the bad.
12:23
Less confident he'll personally have a Top 30 EOS ranking, if only because that's hard to do without playing a full season. But you have to consider what he plus a replacement player will accomplish. So, my very early impression is he'll be worth the high draft pick.
12:24
EOS = end of season if that wasn't clear
Kurt
12:24
Has this season soured you at all on Wander Franco's longterm outlook? I'm in a keeper league and keep either Franco or Corbin Carroll. I'm starting to lean Carroll...is that crazy?
Brad Johnson
12:24
I don't think it's crazy to prefer Carroll in fantasy. IRL, yeah, you'd be crazy.
Carroll looks like a fantasy monster in the making even if he's just a normal star in reality.
12:25
Franco still needs to make several adjustments to become a top hitter. For now, he's just highly competent.
Guest
12:25
Do you have even a bit of hope for Adell at this point? By all accounts he just can’t catch up with MLB velocity.
Brad Johnson
12:26
I'm honestly not too worried. We've seen him handle MLB velocity before for brief periods. He's needed time to adjust to just about every level he's played.
The worst thing the Angels could do is continue to jerk around his playing time. Triple-A to MLB is the biggest level jump in pro ball. It stands to reason he may need a season or more of continued reps in order to actualize.
Frank
12:27
Hader traded to SD
Brad Johnson
12:27
Well, that's something. Race to get Devin Williams. If you don't mind... I'll brb
heh, he was already rostered in all my leagues
Baseball Maverick
12:28
Now I don't know what to ask about Taylor Rogers....
Guest
12:28
What is Esteury Ruiz's value on the Brewers?
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