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2018 Sleepers, Midseason Callups and Breakouts...

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3 hours ago, Eephus said:

Donaldson to DL. 

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Logan Forsythe was pulled out  during the game due to elbow/shoulder?

 

Kike' replaced him and I added a bunch of shares of Kike'. Forsythe has been a slug all season and Kike' has been a gamer in the past. 

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17 minutes ago, cosjobs said:

Logan Forsythe was pulled out  during the game due to elbow/shoulder?

 

Kike' replaced him and I added a bunch of shares of Kike'. Forsythe has been a slug all season and Kike' has been a gamer in the past. 

Dodgers are down to their third string 3B by mid Apr. 

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When's Gleyber getting the call? He's on fire and Walker sucks.

More importantly, the injuries are squeezing me and I'm not trying to dump prospects for immediate help. It'd be great if one of them became immediate help.

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5 hours ago, pollardsvision said:

When's Gleyber getting the call? He's on fire and Walker sucks.

More importantly, the injuries are squeezing me and I'm not trying to dump prospects for immediate help. It'd be great if one of them became immediate help.

I was reading that they have to wait until middle of next week to call him up to secure the extra year.

I’d like him up too. Short due to injuries, but have Senzel and Torres ready to roll.

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5 hours ago, pollardsvision said:

When's Gleyber getting the call? He's on fire and Walker sucks.

More importantly, the injuries are squeezing me and I'm not trying to dump prospects for immediate help. It'd be great if one of them became immediate help.

Torres only has 135 PAs above A ball

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when are the Braves going to call up Acuna?  

 

Spent a mid round pick on this kid...he's eating roster space.

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42 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

 

when are the Braves going to call up Acuna?  

 

Spent a mid round pick on this kid...he's eating roster space.

He is batting 152/222/182 in AAA

It might be a while

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He hasn’t hit in AAA and literally everyone the Braves play is murdering MLB pitching right now. 

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The Brewers call up C Jacob Nottingham.  He was a hot hitting prospect (for a catcher) a couple of years ago but struggled in his first exposure to AA pitching. 

He was the only healthy catcher on the 40 man and Manny Pina doesn't seem like he'll be out for a long time.

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11 minutes ago, Eephus said:

The Brewers call up C Jacob Nottingham.  He was a hot hitting prospect (for a catcher) a couple of years ago but struggled in his first exposure to AA pitching. 

He was the only healthy catcher on the 40 man and Manny Pina doesn't seem like he'll be out for a long time.

All of the pieces are falling into place for my BTTF juggernaut 

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8 hours ago, Eephus said:

The Brewers call up C Jacob Nottingham.  He was a hot hitting prospect (for a catcher) a couple of years ago but struggled in his first exposure to AA pitching. 

He was the only healthy catcher on the 40 man and Manny Pina doesn't seem like he'll be out for a long time.

I dropped him last year, lol.  I thought he retired.

I just picked him up for old timey sake.  

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On 4/14/2018 at 8:52 PM, cosjobs said:

Logan Forsythe was pulled out  during the game due to elbow/shoulder?

 

Kike' replaced him and I added a bunch of shares of Kike'. Forsythe has been a slug all season and Kike' has been a gamer in the past. 

kike has been a turd all year.  just dropped him for greg garcia, as i suffer through xander on the DL 

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23 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

kike has been a turd all year.  just dropped him for greg garcia, as i suffer through xander on the DL 

I've already dropped most all my Kiki shares. And same with Moran, his BA is decent, but he gets bubkus everywhere else on the linescore. Maybe if the move him up in the batting order...

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What makes people believe that Greg Garcia has a path to PT?

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I now have a bunch of Lowries, Franchys, and Pirleas (sp)

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Just now, Epic Problem said:

What makes people believe that Greg Garcia has a path to PT?

I think he'll get moderate ABs, but his pedigree sucks

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11 minutes ago, Epic Problem said:

What makes people believe that Greg Garcia has a path to PT?

I don't, but what else is out there?  Just getting through DL issues. I've done an excellent job drafting infielders that are on the DL

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Anybody buying Ivan Nova?

Of course, he feasted off the Marlins and the Cubs who aren't hot yet, but his SwSt rate is up to 11% this year. A small uptick in K's would make him a pretty solid SP option, I think.

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3 hours ago, pollardsvision said:

Anybody buying Ivan Nova?

Of course, he feasted off the Marlins and the Cubs who aren't hot yet, but his SwSt rate is up to 11% this year. A small uptick in K's would make him a pretty solid SP option, I think.

I didn't end up with him anywhere, but he was a pitch usage tweak away from unlocking some hidden K potential.  Did that come to fruition?

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11 hours ago, Epic Problem said:

What makes people believe that Greg Garcia has a path to PT?

I don't really see it but I think the belief is Kolten Wong might be bad and Carpenter may be in decline. Maybe a lot of days their best infield is Carpenter/Martinez, Garcia, DeJong and Gyorko? And Jose Martinez seems to have a couple small injuries to deal with already.

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1 hour ago, Northern Voice said:
12 hours ago, Epic Problem said:

What makes people believe that Greg Garcia has a path to PT?

I don't really see it but I think the belief is Kolten Wong might be bad and Carpenter may be in decline. Maybe a lot of days their best infield is Carpenter/Martinez, Garcia, DeJong and Gyorko? And Jose Martinez seems to have a couple small injuries to deal with already.

Even if Garcia gets playing time, he's a 1-2 category contributor

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12 hours ago, Northern Voice said:

I don't really see it but I think the belief is Kolten Wong might be bad and Carpenter may be in decline. Maybe a lot of days their best infield is Carpenter/Martinez, Garcia, DeJong and Gyorko? And Jose Martinez seems to have a couple small injuries to deal with already.

Carpenter is fine. k’s up some but so are walks and he sees more pitches than any other hitter. He has a 91% medium/hard contact rate and has a BABIP below .200. That’s not decline, that’s bad luck. 

Also consider Jose Martinez is gross in the field and Carpenter can play three positions. 

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5 minutes ago, Doctor Detroit said:

Carpenter is fine. k’s up some but so are walks and he sees more pitches than any other hitter. He has a 91% medium/hard contact rate and has a BABIP below .200. That’s not decline, that’s bad luck. 

Also consider Jose Martinez is gross in the field and Carpenter can play three positions. 

I haven't seen Carpenter since opening week but he seemed limited in the field.  His arm wasn't as bad as Donaldson but until that's fixed, his best position is 1B. 

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20 hours ago, MAC_32 said:

I didn't end up with him anywhere, but he was a pitch usage tweak away from unlocking some hidden K potential.  Did that come to fruition?

I haven't watched him this year. Fangraphs info doesn't show anything drastic. He's throwing his curveball less often, but it seems more effective when he does (9th best CB in MLB at the moment). His contact rates are down, both in and out of the zone. He's throwing the fewest first pitch K's of his career, which is odd, and doesn't seem like a great sign.

No idea, really. Probably just feasted off the Marlins (though Tanaka couldn't). I might try to pick him up for his start in Philly to see what happens. Even if the strikeouts are a mirage at the moment and there's no budding K upside, he's a fairly low risk guy, as far as waiver types go.

Also keeping an eye on Tropeano. He looked good against the Royals (of course), but he's 27 and there's some nice K upside there if he can finally put it all together.

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ALERT

Tyler O'Neil getting the call to the Cards tomorrow.

Its a crowded OF in STL, but he's killed the minors

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On 4/16/2018 at 9:41 AM, cheese said:

He hasn’t hit in AAA and literally everyone the Braves play is murdering MLB pitching right now. 

No one in that Atlanta outfield is preventing Acuna from being called up and played every day. The corpse of Nick Markakis only has a certain ceiling, and Preston Tucker may turn into a pumpkin. Only one stopping Acuna is Acuna. 

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I'd be shocked if Torres isn't up very soon, meaning like tomorrow. He earned the extra year today, Yankees 2b and 3b are all struggling, tyler Austin still has a 5 game suspension pending, and he's tearing the cover off the ball. 

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22 hours ago, cosjobs said:

ALERT

Tyler O'Neil getting the call to the Cards tomorrow.

Its a crowded OF in STL, but he's killed the minors

Unfortunately for O'Neill, it's a reliever being sent down, not an outfielder (Pham) going to the DL, so I don't know that he'll get a ton of chances this time up unless it ends up that Pham does need a few games off.

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7 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Unfortunately for O'Neill, it's a reliever being sent down, not an outfielder (Pham) going to the DL, so I don't know that he'll get a ton of chances this time up unless it ends up that Pham does need a few games off.

I'm holding two minor leaguers: Kopech and J Flaherty. We can only reserve two, if you pick up a third another team can claim him. while I was debating whether to drop Kopech and pick up O'Neil another team grabbed him. But he also already has two on his roster, and O'Neil has yet to be officially added to the major league roster. So I have a quick decision I need to make which is whether its worth dropping Kopech to claim O'Neil from the other guy. would need to do it before the roster move is officially made.

I'm deep at SP and pretty desperate for bats. thoughts?

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2 minutes ago, Nigel said:

I'm holding two minor leaguers: Kopech and J Flaherty. We can only reserve two, if you pick up a third another team can claim him. while I was debating whether to drop Kopech and pick up O'Neil another team grabbed him. But he also already has two on his roster, and O'Neil has yet to be officially added to the major league roster. So I have a quick decision I need to make which is whether its worth dropping Kopech to claim O'Neil from the other guy. would need to do it before the roster move is officially made.

I'm deep at SP and pretty desperate for bats. thoughts?

Kopech is the better prospect vs. O'Neill and like I say, until we know more about Pham, it's hard to know if O'Neill is anything more than a bench bat right now. I would probably hold Kopech myself, or maybe try to trade him for a bat with more clear opportunity.

I have O'Neill in a dynasty with 40 man rosters but I didn't rush to add him in smaller leagues.

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Pham says groin isn't an issue, but out of the lineup toady. O'Neill still taking a seat in favor of the great Harrison Bader

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Dex is only batting a buck ninety this season

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Just now, cosjobs said:

Dex is only batting a buck ninety this season

Dex only has about $64m left on his contract. 

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Seems like they'd leave him in AAA if they were not going to play him.

O'Neill was batting .388 with a 1.221 OPS through 52 plate appearances this season at Memphis while leading the Pacific Coast League in RBI (18), total bases (41), and home runs (6). 

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Seems like O'Neill could get a start tonight vs. lefty Finnegan. Hanging on for a bit to see where this goes. Seems like the Cards have one guy come out of nowhere for a big year every year (then the next year suck or get replaced by the next out of nowhere guy having a big year).

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Mac Williamson coming up to SF. Pence to DL so he should get playing time.

Worked with a swing guru in the offseason and was hitting 487/600/1026 (that last one is SLG not OPS) in AAA in 50 PA's.

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Lourdes Gurriel surprisingly called up by Jays. He was pretty meh last year but has been hitting well to start this season. He's not super young so I guess they want to see what they have. I wouldn't go out and pick him up but keep an eye on him, he has some potential at a MI spot. 

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16 minutes ago, Kraft... said:

Lourdes Gurriel surprisingly called up by Jays. He was pretty meh last year but has been hitting well to start this season. He's not super young so I guess they want to see what they have. I wouldn't go out and pick him up but keep an eye on him, he has some potential at a MI spot. 

Yeah, he's coming up now because he can play all over the diamond and he isn't Gift Ngoepe but with Aledmys Diaz and Devon Travis at SS/2B, it's not hard to see a path to playing time. 

Prospect wise, the more important news for now is that with Gurriel called up and Morales activated from the DL, it's Tim Mayza and Ngoepe going down, so at least for now, Teoscar Hernandez stays up (though it's still hard to see where he fits when Donaldson returns).

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