rad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-15-2017
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Brad Johnson
5:01
Trust me, people care.
And if you think I have any public leagues...
Dave Kingman
5:02
in a vacuum, Is Stanton a keeper for $26 in a 12 team Roto league?
Brad Johnson
5:02
Easily
Pat
5:02
Am I wasting a roster spot stashing Willie Calhoun in an AL 10 team keeper? I could drop him for Deshields/Cron or try to snag a reliever for Holds/Saves. Really my biggest area for improvement right now is in HRs/RBIs/SB
Brad Johnson
5:02
Sort of. If he's blocking you from making money, then it's a problem
If you're a long shot to make more with another active player, he's probably worth a cheap keep
Bob Villar
5:03
Guy traded Brantley for McGowan yesterday and promptly dropped McGowan.  Collusion?  Should that trade be reversed?
Brad Johnson
5:03
I don't know what that is...
But if it's redraft, he was probably planning to cut Brantley, got offered a player he liked more, then found another guy on the wire
JD15
5:03
Do 1B lose keeper value when we've seen players at their position this season come out of the woodwork and become 30+ HR players?
Brad Johnson
5:04
Too soon to react that strongly
The LoMos and Smoaks could all disappear next year
We know the Rizzos and Goldys aren't likely to vanish
5:05
So I think I'll be regressing 2017 production very heavily with the hopes that everybody else doesn't
With any luck, that'll lead me to a higher floor roster without sacrificing much ceiling
Way too early though...
Mike
5:05
Is there an optimal number of keepers for a 12 tm H2H league? We have 5, but it seems like that is too little
Brad Johnson
5:05
My preference is for unlimited with costs
5:06
That allows for interesting optimization and varied tactics
Bob Villar
5:06
Why do leagues still use average and Wins?  OBP and QS are much better and rankings need to be adjusted for those stats
Brad Johnson
5:06
AVG is the very best stat in fantasy baseball IMO
I remember crusading against it 10 years ago
5:07
However, I've grown to appreciate it because it's not highly correlated to the other offensive categories
That means a manager has to make more decisions beyond rostering the most Trout-like Trouts he can find
Well, Trout's a bad example
5:08
But I'm sure you take my point
Wins are similarly uncorrelated with other categories, although I'm often annoyed by how unpredictable they can be
Nick
5:08
Altuve ,Trout,Paxton, and Bumgarner for Greinke, AWood, Ozuna, Merrifield and Smoak?
Brad Johnson
5:09
Trout alone is better than the other 5. Maybe Altuve too
Time to wrap it up, I have other works to complete
Lane
5:09
Trea Turner top pick after Trout next year? Steals are scarce. Or at least good players who can get a lot of them.
Brad Johnson
5:09
No, can't go that far
Goldy and Betts steal without the craterous floor
5:10
There is still a chance Turner has a terrible season. Or even just mediocre
He's not quite can't miss
Greg
5:11
Jose Ramirez or Mookie betts in dynasty?
Brad Johnson
5:11
Betts
Dave
5:11
You a believer in Hoskins?  How many bombs does he hit in 2018?
Brad Johnson
5:11
Yes, 30
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