Paul Sporer Rotographs Chat
powered byJotCast
Paul
2:53
Need pitching: my papi and locain for his harvey matt caroen
Paul Sporer
2:53
is that Matt Cain? I need clarification, but I'm inclined to say the 2 hitters
CJ03
2:53
Thoughts on McCullers? His coach was saying he's been throwing 92-97 in his rehab.
Paul Sporer
2:54
He's a beast. My only concern coming into this year was an IP limit compared to his cost. He should've been cheaper considering he would likely fall short of even 170 IP and then the injury came through and his price still barely dropped. Honestly, if he stays healthy this year and pitches like we saw last year, I'll be going nuts for him in '17
Lord Varys
2:54
Are young catchers given enough rope to mature in MLB? Such an extreme dearth of talent at the position.
Paul Sporer
2:55
It depends. But honestly, it's more about running the staff so if that's not coming together, teams have to go to the veteran. Hitting is entirely secondary for Cs
Jonny
2:55
What should we do about Yordano Ventura RoS and dynasty? I heard it may be a new pitch that's been leading to more walks but this is getting ridiculous. Thanks!
Paul Sporer
2:57
He is using the changeup a lot more, that's for sure. I'm definitely worried. I thought we'd see more this year after that sharp finish last year
Puddin'
2:58
We The People request an article detailing what's driving Altuve's rise from above-average 2B to God of Gods
Paul Sporer
2:59
I'd contend that he's always been faaar above average, but I get what you're saying, especially re: the power. Right now, he's just running REALLY hot w/the pop bc there aren't more FBs and he's not pulling it any more than normal. I believed the 15 HRs from last year, but with 9 banked, he should crush that. I'd still say it's more 18-20 for the season as opposed to 25+
Paul
3:00
Need pitching bad, my ortiz/locain for matt carpenter/harvey/park? Obp slg h2h 12 teams
Paul Sporer
3:00
I like it
Clay Davis
3:00
Sorry, w/r/t Berrios he has the Tigers, Blue Jays then Royals coming up (assuming no weather postponements if I'm reading the schedule properly).
Paul Sporer
3:01
Those are tough, but neither TOR nor KC is playing like last year. In fact, all 3 are avg or below in runs/gm so I'd use him if the situation fits (deep lg where you don't have plentiful options). In a 10-12 tm mixer, seems unnecessary to risk those offenses waking up
Paul K
3:01
I know you were high on Castellanos, but is now the time to sell? I'm worried about the lack of walks and high k rate.
Paul Sporer
3:02
Depends what you're getting. Can you find someone who lets you really cash in? Even as a believer, I realize he's running super-hot and has to come down off of this pace.
Lars
3:02
Sonny Gray is worth stashing while he figures all of this out... obviously, right?
JJ
3:02
Pts league, have Miggy at 1B and Beltre/Fielder @ Corner/UTIL, BHPark on bench all year... would you trade JZimm + Park for Sonny Gray or are you that far out on buying Gray low?
Paul Sporer
3:02
:-|
Jimmy
3:03
Do you prefer AL or NL SP (one doesn't get PH for, another gets to face a worse league as well as pitchers)?
Paul Sporer
3:03
NL facing their counterparts is generally better. Plus SO many garbage tms in the NL this year really shifts it toward Senior Circuit
Alex
3:03
How sustainable is Jaime Garcia's strikeout rate? Is there anything that has changed this year to lead to the increase in k/9?
Paul Sporer
3:06
SwStr is back up after down yr last yr. He's just a really good pitcher who has battled so many health issues that it's hard to use his previous work as a great gauge. If anything his previous K rates probably should've been higher. So while I can see him coming down to more 23-24%, I really like him.
Alex
3:06
Piscotty and Nicasio for JUpton and Hammel? 20 team keeper league - which side do you take?
Paul Sporer
3:06
Side B
canofcorn66
3:06
Any of these wire pitchers worth it for the long haul, or am I better off streaming? Bauer, Straily, Hellickson, Cashner, Trop, Chacin
Paul Sporer
3:06
None of them worth keeping right now, but almost all are viable stream options so just keeping doing that
Redwatcher
3:06
Which Reds pitcher finishes with most saves?
Paul Sporer
3:07
I'll go easy and take Cingrani since he's got it rn
Grumplestiltskin
3:07
If I'm digging around for a minor league second baseman, who's my best bet? Moncada and hope he doesn't switch? Dansby and hope he does? Barreto and hope he's up before I die of old age?
Paul Sporer
3:07
It's Moncada
Scott w
3:07
What do you do with Carlos rodon? 12 team with k9 as a cat...
Paul Sporer
3:08
That 0.3 IP/5 ER outing is still adding a full run to his ERA. There's volatility with this kind of profile so I can understand wanting to bench him, but I'd at least hold on reserve. One troubling issue are the recent HRs.
Costen
3:08
My harvey and zobrist for his ortiz?
Paul Sporer
3:08
Too much
FP Santangello
3:09
Who would be your top minors stashes right now
Paul Sporer
3:09
Giolito and Glasnow
Steve
3:09
Yan Gomes or Miguel Montero ROS?
Paul Sporer
3:09
Montero once back
Brad
3:10
What kind of OF could a package of Jaime Garcia and Will Myers get in return?
Connecting...