rad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-15-2017
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Brad Johnson
3:58
Welcome to rad Johnson baseball chat. I noticed the typo too late, please excuse
Bob
3:59
I hate to waste your time asking this question but I'm desperate, so I hope you'll be kind enough to provide your feedback. Need to fill the C spot in my AL-only league and the "best" options are Castro, Gomes, Vasquez and Chirinos. Any one of them stand out above the rest? Thanks!
Brad Johnson
3:59
I think Chirinos' steady HR production is useful in that format. He's probably top 10.
Sleepy
4:00
Totally thought the "typo" was intentional...
JD15
4:00
Alex Bregman has been very hot in the second half. As a whole, how has he compared to your expectations going into the season? Would you consider him a potential keeper at pre-season hype prices?
Brad Johnson
4:00
To answer the second part of your question first, that depends on just how hyped he was in your league
4:01
There was a very wide range. He certainly needed this rebound to remain interesting to fantasy owners
He was a massive drain for most of the first half
JD15
4:01
Thank you very much for the tip about Godley. He has been a huge help to my Otto rotation. What do you see as his ceiling? Is he this pitcher going forward or is this as good as it gets?
Brad Johnson
4:01
I think we're about looking at his ceiling
There's always a little more in the tank, but it's hard to see him improving without more velocity or a new pitch
Manuel
4:02
Ryon Healy was inexplicably dropped in my 11-team AL-only league. I'm already looking ahead to 2018 and would love to have Healy on board. I know it's early to project, but how much do you see him being valued at next season?
Brad Johnson
4:02
That's a deep format to cut Healy...
He's definitely a flawed player, kind of like the AL version of Tommy Joseph
4:03
Too aggressive but powerful enough to have fantasy value. Unfortunately, he's basically a 0-2 WAR player which puts him at constant risk of losing his job
Don
4:03
These are my pitchers in my 10 team roto. Verlander, Quintana, Berrios, Stroman and Robbie Ray. pick on to drop so I can start streaming. AAre any of these pitchers better than A. Sanchez?
Brad Johnson
4:03
They're all better than Anibal Sanchez. And they're also better than Aaron Sanchez since he's likely to relieve
4:04
Berrios is probably my cut since he's looking a little gassed.
Chrius
4:04
How good can we expect Jordan Montgomery to be next year?
Brad Johnson
4:04
When we throw around the word "expect" there's an implication that we're going to use a projection
which means we're using existing data and not really anticipating any breakouts.
4:05
I'd "expect" him to be 10% worse than this year. But he could easily turn into a 3.00 ERA pitcher with a few improvements
Robert
4:05
Now that Rizzo has 2b eligibility going into next year, what type of auction price are you expecting? A big bump?
Brad Johnson
4:05
No, he was already basically maxed out. It mostly just changed the complexion of the positions
Eric
4:05
Do you expect regression for Knebel next year?  Or is he a top 5-10 closer going forward?
Brad Johnson
4:06
Knebel reminds me of the wild version of Craig Kimbrel. Still very good, but likely prone to some ugly outings.
He's danced around the walks this year, but they'll eventually burn him
the position is pretty top heavy right now, but I'd comfortably put him in the 6-12 range
karl cheez
4:06
Who has the better career, Devers or Moncada?
Brad Johnson
4:07
I'm very tempted to say Devers simply because he's the better player right now. It's always hard to predict who will improve and to what degree.
Rockies
4:07
Yankees acquired international bonus pool money in deadline deals, is Ohtani a Yankee come next season!?
Brad Johnson
4:08
I don't think IFA money is much of a factor when it comes to Otani. I kinda doubt he's even posted despite all the talk
CW
4:08
Miggy... not sure what to do with him at this point.  Are you still holding or selling very low for someone who can at least help for the stretch run? For whatever reason the Tigers refuse to DL him. How shallow does the league need to be to drop him?
Brad Johnson
4:08
I think maybe a 8 or 10 team mixed format
I'm not in anything shallow enough to even conceptualize it
At the very least, play him against LHP, he's still murdering them
DB
4:08
Is Mikie Mahtook a viable OF in a mixed 12-teamer?
Brad Johnson
4:09
Sure, he's batting second and hitting well. Be prepared to move on later
Brad you are Rad
4:09
Would you trade Moncada, B. Rogers & G. Bird for Altuve & A. Vizcaino in a 12 team H2H keep forever league?
Brad Johnson
4:09
No keeper cost? Hell yes.
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