Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 6/7

Here’s the transcript from today’s chat!

1:47
Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls

1:47
Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance. Anyway, let’s get going.

1:48
The Farthammer: i pulled off a heist of a trade in my dynasty league and ive been waiting all day for my league mates to text me complaining….and ive received nothing. WHERES THE FUN IN THAT?!?!?!

1:48
Brad Johnson: Ennui

1:48
Salvador Perez Hilton: Thoughts on Profar RoS? Has he just been lucky so far?

1:48
Brad Johnson: Well yea, he’s not going to be a top 10 hitter RoS

1:48
Brad Johnson: Maybe Joe Panik with more strikeouts and power?

1:49
Nels: With Jameson Taillon coming up, what depth of leagues should he be added in?

1:49
Brad Johnson: All for the spot start. Only keepers for permanent purposes

1:49
Brad Johnson: He should already be owned in those

1:49
Existential Fan: what can i do about speed ROS? revere is not revere-ing and the options for trade/wire are too expensive/aren’t inspiring.

1:49
Brad Johnson: Try Merrifield until he turns pumpkin

1:50
Brad Johnson: Rajai will keep playing and shouldn’t cost much

1:50
Bossman Junior: Hi Brad. With Leonys Martin coming back soon, do you think he’ll remain rosterable in 10-teamer ROS? Would you take him over someone like Carlos Gomez (OBP league)?

1:50
Brad Johnson: I’d take him over Gomez for now, but he’s probably fringy for 10 team.

1:50
Alex: Afternoon Brad. 20 teamer keep forever league. I’m in full win now mode and just got offered my Billy Hamilton for his Denard Span. Would you take the deal?

1:50
Brad Johnson: I’d aim a little higher.

1:51
Brad Johnson: if Span was younger, healthier, or better, I might say go for it

1:52
George: Michael Fulmer sure looks for real the past month…

1:52
Brad Johnson: Yes, today’s roto riteup had a couple details

1:52
Brad Johnson: I’m buying

1:52
Pax of Life: What’s your take on James Paxton? Lots of velo and whiffs in small sample, but getting rocked. Worth owning in 12 team over Kazmir or Archer? Or just a streamer?

1:52
Brad Johnson: He’s somebody you roster in a deep dynasty with the hope for a breakout

1:52
Brad Johnson: not playable for now

1:53
Serban: Who do you think the Astros will promote first? Bergman, AJ Reed or Singleton?

1:53
Brad Johnson: I’ve been saying Singleton most of the year. Still leaning that way for me.

1:53
JB: what can we reasonably expect from a healthy franklin guitierrez?

1:54
Brad Johnson: Short starts, platoon work, and a high HR rate

1:54
Brad Johnson: I love grabbing him against bad lefties, but he probably shouldn’t be full time rostered in most leagues

1:54
Marty: What’s your crystal ball say about Trayce Thompson?

1:55
Brad Johnson: The power regresses to about a .190 ISO, the rest maintains.

1:55
D-Krow (Michigan): Are you confident in Dallas Keuchel the rest of the way or should I look to deal him?

1:55
Brad Johnson: No, not even a little confident. The command went from Cliff Lee to C.C. Lee

1:57
Brad Johnson: kidding aside, I think he probably posts a sub-4.00 ERA RoS. But a 3.85 ERA isn’t that great, eh?

1:57
Seth: any thoughts on robbie grossman or jarrett parker? either be fantasy relevant (16 teamer) ros?

1:57
Brad Johnson: I’ve been rostering Grossman in 12 team leagues. Parker is a 16-team streamer in my opinion – especially when not at a power park.

1:57
rick: is james paxton worth a spec add in 12 teamers?

1:57
Brad Johnson: I really don’t think so, he makes too many mistakes

1:58
Brad Johnson: if you treat him like a prospect, then yea, you can let him sit on the bench

1:58
A Different Matt: Kipnis + Aaron Sanchez gets me what kind of pitcher in a 10 team redraft? Is Nola too big of an ask? He has Lawrie at 2nd right now.

1:58
Brad Johnson: Nola isn’t really much of an upgrade on Sanchez. The only notable advantage is the inning cap

1:59
Brad Johnson: You should be able to aim higher – like Lester or even Cole

1:59
AJ: Is this the year of the third baseman? I got Seager, Longo, Valencia, and Dietrich and still cant ship one out in a 14 teamer!… btw, should I trust Dietrich or Pearce at 2B RoS?

1:59
Brad Johnson: Dietrich until Gordon returns in late July

1:59
Brad Johnson: higher floor than Pearce

1:59
Brad Johnson: Pearce has the higher ceiling with his superior power

1:59
mookie best: What’s your favorite baseball game you’ve ever been to? I saw McGwire hit 61 and he put one on the warning track later that game but my favorite was a Willie McGee extra-inning pinch-hit walk-off homer on a home opener in 96. First game back with the birds.

2:00
Brad Johnson: this is a fun one. I went to see a terrible Phillies team rock Hideo Nomo when he first entered the league

2:01
Brad Johnson: Nomo had dominated all kinds of good teams. When he visited Philly, they started playing Phil Collins’ I don’t care anymore

2:01
Brad Johnson: chanting “no-mo, no-mo” from the end of the song

2:01
Brad Johnson: Nomo was flustered as hell

2:01
rpo: 12 team roto- last in saves- would you deal Harvey for Wade Davis?

2:02
Brad Johnson: No, maximize your other strengths and add cheap CL

2:02
Brad Johnson: Guys like Rodney and Cishek

2:02
Brad Johnson: too late to pay for top CL

2:02
Young Jeezy: Outlook for Taillon? Do you think he sticks in their rotation?

2:02
Brad Johnson: No, they needed a spot starter for Saturday

2:02
Brad Johnson: Taillon was most ready but his regular start is tonight

2:03
Brad Johnson: so they pushed back the others in the rotation

2:03
AL-only Guy: In an 11-team AL-only league, is Shields coming over anything to get excited about?

2:03
Brad Johnson: Not really, he should be owned, but he’s dangerous at the Cell

2:03
Bob Barker: You think King Felix’s calf was the source of his demise? Do you think he’s worth trading Lindor and Wheeler for him and B. Crawford?

2:03
Brad Johnson: I’d hang onto Lindor

2:03
Brad Johnson: pitcher performance post-injury is a guessing game

2:04
Oliver: Just picked up Jose Ramirez. Should I cut Panik or Dozier or hold and keep crying? 5×5 OBP

2:04
Brad Johnson: Well keep Panik. I just cut Dozier in a league so I’m sure he’ll rebound immediately. I picked up Matt Adams

2:04
Bruce: 12-team keeper, rebuilding for next year. My Arrieta/Bautista for his Springer/JBJ/1st round pick? (Keep in mind draft is after keeper selection)

2:05
Brad Johnson: Depending on how long you can keep these guys, I don’t hate it. You deal the better players for younger studs

2:05
Brad Johnson: But if you can’t keep for 6+ years, stick with the current studs

2:05
TSTBP: I offered up Desmond, J Upton and VMart for Correa and Stanton….why does this not feel like a big of a win as it should be? Dynasty league.

2:06
Brad Johnson: I would expect your league to revolt if that package landed more than Correa OR Stanton

2:06
Brad Johnson: especially in a dynasty

2:06
Josh: Revere or Burns for speed? Grichuk or Zimmerman for power?

2:06
Brad Johnson: Burns and Grichuk?

2:06
Brad Johnson: Or Revere and Zim

2:06
Brad Johnson: helpful, huh?

2:07
Brad Johnson: So…Revere isn’t going to run much in front of Bryce Harper

2:07
Brad Johnson: Burns is a risk to lose playing time if everybody is ever healthy for the A’s

2:07
Brad Johnson: Grichuk is super high volatility and Zim is steady boring

2:08
Brad Johnson: do with that as you will

2:08
Young Jeezy: Do you think that Justin Upton has remembered that he used to be a quality hitter? Is the revival upon us?

2:08
Brad Johnson: I keep saying he’ll get super hot at some point

2:08
Ombudsman: Start Urias tonight against Colorado? 10 tm leauge

2:08
Brad Johnson: Risky

2:08
Brad Johnson: you can do it, I’m not

2:08
Brad Johnson: he gets wild in the zone and COL has some big RH bats

2:08
Bravo: Scooter Gennett or Hechavarria for ROS?

2:08
Brad Johnson: Gennett easy

2:09
The Spleen: Buxton seems to be heating up…..you a believer?

2:09
Brad Johnson: .535 BABIP since his recall?

2:09
Brad Johnson: 25% K rate

2:09
Brad Johnson: something like that

2:09
Brad Johnson: so…he might be better but he’ll still cool off

2:09
Nathan: I’ve been stuck with alcides Escobar at short, and someone offered me Trevor story for Cole Hamels. Do it?

2:09
Brad Johnson: Very tempting. As long as you can cover the pitching. And maybe even if you can’t

2:09
Brad Johnson: I know I’m among the most ardent Story supporters

2:10
Brad Johnson: the end of season numbers will help you forget the day-to-day pain

2:10
Gary Bertier: Is Bauer finally for real and if so, would you drop Conley or Fulmer for him? 12 team keep 5.

2:10
Brad Johnson: Definitely hang onto Fulmer. Conley and Bauer are the same asset class. I don’t really see him as any different than before. He has a few hot streaks a year

2:11
Bob Norton Jr.: Keep the faith with Cole Hamels? Boy, he’s been frustrating…

2:11
Brad Johnson: Yea I’m not the biggest fan of him as a Ranger. He’s always been a guy who makes a couple mistakes a game

2:11
Ed: I need saves in a 10-team re-draft. M. Tanaka too much to pay for a Cody Allen-type?

2:11
Brad Johnson: No, do it

2:11
Earl Weaver: Is Refsnyder worth playing in AL-Only?

2:11
Brad Johnson: Yea

2:11
OddBall Herrera: Pederson and Conforto seem to be stuck in straight platoons…any guesses as to whether or not either/both eventually become everyday players?

2:12
Brad Johnson: They’ll both eventually play every day. Their clubs simply have the luxury of running platoons now

2:12
Brad Johnson: eventually doesn’t mean it will happen this year

2:12
Bort: What could Buxton and Heyward net me in a keeper league? Polanco?

2:13
Brad Johnson: I don’t see why not. But you’d be selling low on two guys

2:13
Edd: Keep holding Conforto in a shallow 10-team?

2:13
Brad Johnson: With leagues this shallow, it’s rare to find can’t cut players

2:13
Brad Johnson: if you find the right replacement, you can make the move

2:14
Shawn: Odubel is on the wire. Drop Buxton for him? Seems Buxton’s best case this year, may be Odubel

2:14
Brad Johnson: redraft? Yea, I’ll take Odubel this year

2:14
Amazins: Has the league figured out Conforto or is this a routine slump and he’ll return to his 30-HR pace at some point?

2:14
Brad Johnson: slumps happen

2:14
Brad Johnson: I see him as a 25 HR guy

2:15
HomebrewJ: Dynasty league with OBP, how are you ranking Cervelli, Grandal and TdA?

2:15
Brad Johnson: Grandal, Cervelli, TDA

2:15
Brad Johnson: those guys tho…

2:15
Larry: Abad or May?

2:15
Brad Johnson: Abad? Or just shudder

2:15
ROBOCOP: Best fit for White Sox at trade deadline, CarGo, Bautista, Bruce, Gardner?

2:16
Brad Johnson: Well they’d be best with CarGo

2:16
Brad Johnson: I don’t see Bats getting dealt

2:16
Brad Johnson: Bruce is probably who they get

2:16
Martin: How many Domingo-bombs the rest of the season?

2:16
Brad Johnson: 16?

2:16
Kyle: Hey, Brad! Any insight on whether Jhonny Peralta’s thumb injury is going to affect his power stroke and for how long, and is .270/12 HR with full-time ABs a legitimate expectation out of him for ROS?

2:17
Brad Johnson: historically, his power will be sapped for the rest of this season. It’s still somewhat individual so we just need to see him play

2:17
Brad Johnson: your numbers are a fair expectation. Could also be .220/3 or .295/12

2:17
Brad Johnson: 12 HR is basically the ceiling

2:17
Josh: Correa ends the season with how many HR?

2:17
Brad Johnson: 22

2:17
Oliver: How many years will Price/Kluber/Scherzer be top 120 fantasy talents (12 team, 10 keeper). When should I be looking to sell?

2:18
Brad Johnson: 3/2/3

2:18
Brad Johnson: Probably look to sell now

2:18
Von Schloss: Yordano Ventura or Adam Conley ROS?

2:18
Brad Johnson: Door number 3? They’re both stream starters

2:18
The Spleen: With the announcement that Raisel Iglesias will go the bullpen once he returns from DL, any hope he eventually returns to rotation? Seems like a temp move. I am thinking that a Iglesias would be a very attractive “buy low” candidate at this point

2:19
Brad Johnson: Better to hope he closes, that’s his path to most fantasy value

2:19
Brad Johnson: I don’t think he’ll start again this year

2:19
Miguel Sano: Would you view still view me as a top 25 keeper asset?

2:19
Brad Johnson: maybe not 25, but I haven’t cooled much

2:19
Brad Johnson: also depends on time horizons

2:19
Monte’ Max: 10 team dynasty h2h scoring. Got offered Cody Reed, Sano, and Beltre for JP Crawford and mazara. Which side do you like? I’m still higher on the guys I’d be giving up personally.

2:20
Brad Johnson: Since it’s a shallow dynasty, you probably don’t have to hoard prospects. I do think Mazara is the best guy in the deal, but the trio is an upgrade. I’d probably want more for Mazara

2:21
JBJ Fan Club: Right now my draftkings lineup consists of either Conley/Urias or Porcello/Pineda, and a murderer’s row of hitters. Should I just donate my money to charity instead?

2:21
Brad Johnson: Hey, if the hitters hit, you’ll be fine

2:21
Brad Johnson: pesky hitters tend to disappear on me when I do that

2:21
MIcah: Khris Davis worth holding in 10-team?

2:21
Brad Johnson: I was thinking about moving on in a 12 teamer. 10 might be just the spot to look for plan B

2:21
OddBall Herrera: Buxton would kill to have Odubel’s walk rate

2:22
Brad Johnson: call back from 10 minutes ago

2:22
JP: Is Leonys martin a good Conforto replacement in a 10-teamer?

2:22
Brad Johnson: well let’s make sure he’s healthy…

2:22
Brad Johnson: then let’s make sure he’s playing well still

2:22
Brad Johnson: so many times, a guy is hot, suffers a minor injury, and disappears

2:22
Questioner: Thoughts on Archie Bradley, has he turned the corner?

2:23
Brad Johnson: I haven’t watched him pitch yet. Afraid I can’t add to the conversation yet

2:23
Prop Joe : Paxton throwing heat last night. what can we expect rest of the way? must add in deep mixers?

2:23
Brad Johnson: Maybe very deep. Looks like we’ll get strikeouts and home runs. Might be Rodon-like numbers

2:24
Bryan: When will Duvall get his respect? He’s on pace for 45 HRs and 100 RBI. Plus he’s OF/CI eligible. What do you project for end of season stats?

2:24
Brad Johnson: Evan Gattis 2.0

2:24
Brad Johnson: Been saying this for a month.

2:24
Brad Johnson: I see him getting plenty of respect fwiw

2:24
Jack: Is Russell Martin showing signs of a pulse?

2:24
Brad Johnson: yep, he’s pulsing. Claims to have made a mechanical adjustment. So far, it passes the smell test

2:24
Todd: Is Bregman worth a stash in a 12 team keeper? SS eligible on ESPN too.

2:25
Brad Johnson: I’ve had him for a couple months already. Going to cost me $8 to keep too

2:25
Raw Power, No Batting Gloves: Gattis a top 10 catcher rest of the way?

2:25
Brad Johnson: Yea

2:25
Brad Johnson: can’t mess with the power at that position

2:25
MIcah: You still a Maikel Franco believer?

2:25
Brad Johnson: Sure, but not in the bullish way we all were at the start of the year

2:25
Brad Johnson: I was comping him to Edwin Encarnacion. Remember how long it took for EE to become a MLB regular…

2:26
Brad Johnson: I was hoping for more instant gratification

2:26
davey: Is Logan Morrison really this good ?

2:26
Brad Johnson: of course not

2:26
Brad Johnson: he’s not a power hitter

2:26
Oliver: over under 25 dongers for Kang? I know he cant keep the 1 HR / 10 AB pace hes on or whatever it is, but man he looks good after that horrendous injury

2:26
Brad Johnson: under

2:26
Brad Johnson: PNC Park is too tough

2:26
Shawn: Edwin Diaz closer by the end of the year? Next year?

2:26
Brad Johnson: well, him or Tony Zych once he’s healthy

2:26
Brad Johnson: both are closer material

2:27
Jack: Cody Anderson worth starting in deep leagues today? Velo uptick & last few starts have been promising

2:27
Brad Johnson: very deep leagues. Very deep.

2:27
Brad Johnson: I’m not starting him in a 20 team dynasty

2:27
Brad Johnson: well, I cut him, but that’s a form of not starting

2:27
Avi: Will Seth Smith keep up his decent start or am I better off taking OF talents from Domingo Santana?

2:28
Brad Johnson: Smith is a spot guy. Domingo can be a more permanent solution

2:28
Phanatic: Read that Altherr is swinging a bat already. Can he be a full time contributor for last 6, 8 or 10 weeks of season?

2:28
Brad Johnson: Possibly, but don’t get too bullish

2:28
Brad Johnson: I don’t think he can succeed while rusty

2:28
Brad Johnson: Phils may be better off letting him hit Double-A pitching and go to AFL

2:29
JP: I gave up Kluber/Kipnis/Casilla for Villar/Pedroia/draft pick in a keep forever. Bad move?

2:29
Brad Johnson: Honestly, I’m not a fan. Kind of depends on what the draft pick becomes

2:29
Tim: Who do you like in standard leagues with OPS as a category ROS, Hosmer or Stanton?

2:29
Brad Johnson: Don’t sleep on Stanton

2:29
mario mendoza: Saw Paxton throw 100mph on a live-look-in in the 5th inning and immediately claimed him. Think he’ll bump Miley upon Felix return?

2:30
Brad Johnson: Probably not

2:30
Rest of the Year: Who would you rather have for the rest of the year in an NL only 5×5 league: Jimmy Nelson or R. Iglesias?

2:30
Brad Johnson: well, I’d probably get on Iglesias getting saves

2:30
Crab Cake Sabathia: Bregman or Gallo better stash? Amazed Rangers refuse to give Gallo a shot despite being carried by youth (Mazara, Odor, Profar)

2:30
Brad Johnson: Bregman more likely to play

2:30
Friend: Thoughts on Tommy Joseph?

2:31
Brad Johnson: Fringy guy with good power, solid average, no OBP

2:31
Brad Johnson: The Phillies don’t have anyone else to start

2:31
Little Pie: Cody Reed or Joe Musgrove – who is the better speculative stash?

2:31
Brad Johnson: I like Musgrove a little more though Reed is probably more talented

2:32
Brad Johnson: Musgrove has a better support system

2:32
Guess Jeans: Where do you think Alex Guerrero ends up?

2:32
Brad Johnson: Phillies make sense to me. Or the Braves

2:32
Brad Johnson: but I say that about every FA OFer

2:32
Matt: Straily vs OAK or Waino vs CIN?

2:32
Brad Johnson: Straily

2:32
Brad Johnson: are either of those not in Cincy

2:32
Brad Johnson: I hate starting anybody there

2:33
ROBOCOP: Jose Abreu or CarGo ROS? 12 team 5×5 roto

2:33
Brad Johnson: Coors Cargo, right? No question it’s him

2:33
Takashi Saito: Archie Bradley or Danny Duffy ROS? Can either produce substantial value? Both flashing right now.

2:33
Brad Johnson: Bradley. Not a strong preference though

2:33
Josh: What’s your worry level on some of my early round picks who haven’t exactly been early-roundy lately? Jose Abreu, Harper and Correa.

2:34
Brad Johnson: These things happen. Some guys decline (Abreu), some might be a little banged up or in a funk (Harper), and others turn out to be mortal (Correa)

2:34
Soler Array: Injury notwithstanding, do you think a Soler for J McGee trade makes sense for the Cubs and Rockies?

2:34
Brad Johnson: Cubs would want more I’d bet

2:34
Brad Johnson: and I don’t think McGee is a strong need for them

2:35
Francisco Liriano: Can I return to form this year or this one of my bad years that will allow everyone to buy low in 2017?

2:35
Brad Johnson: You might be hurt

2:35
Tim: Outlook on Chris Archer ROS? Strikeouts are there, not much else is.

2:35
Brad Johnson: Frustration. I bought hard on him too. It’s pain, pure pain

2:35
Penguin: Good afternoon,

2:35
Brad Johnson: Why hello there

2:35
Josh: Mark Trumbo – over or under 40/100 HR/RBI for season?

2:35
Brad Johnson: under simply because that’s how math works

2:35
Ben: Puig just dropped in 10-team re-draft. Flush Conforto or Khris Davis to add him?

2:36
Brad Johnson: well…I think you should let someone else play that game

2:36
b: Drop j.a. happ for paxton in a 12 teamer?

2:36
Brad Johnson: yea, this you can do without anguish

2:36
Jumbolaya: Jumbo Diaz is unhittable in AAA and gives up a HR per inning (or more) in the majors. Is it mental?

2:36
Brad Johnson: there’s a big gap between the two levels

2:37
Brad Johnson: MLBers are also getting used to crazy velocity

2:37
Brad Johnson: not sure Triple-A will ever be a good test of high velo pitchers

2:37
Guest: Would you drop any of these to pick up Fulmer?

2:37
Brad Johnson: Probably. I don’t know who “these” are, but Fulmer’s good

2:37
Penguin: Good Afternoon, I’m looking for info on how batters perform vs specific pitches. For example, slugging vs fastball or slider, things along those lines. Do you know where I could find such data? Thank you for your time.

2:38
Brad Johnson: Check out the FanGraphs player pages. We use weighted runs created rather than easy to read stats though. Brooks has the slugging by pitch type.

2:38
Brad Johnson: Be careful, most of that data is more misleading than useful

2:39
Duvallover: Can you explain Evan Gattis 2.0? Do you mean Gattis from last season?

2:39
Brad Johnson: I mean Evan Gattis in a second body

2:39
Brad Johnson: literally a clone

2:39
Tim: Gattis a top FIVE catcher rest of the way?

2:39
Brad Johnson: Now that’s pushing it.

2:39
Brad Johnson: He has top 3 ceiling though

2:40
Brad Johnson: Only Posey and Lucroy are definitely better

2:40
RayofLight: tommy joseph a top 10 catcher ROS? He has power too after all.

2:40
Brad Johnson: Yea if you’replaying CBS

2:40
Brad Johnson: I don’t think he’s a C anywhere else

2:40
Ben: Any advice for grilling a flat iron steak tonight?

2:40
Brad Johnson: Gas or charcoal?

2:41
Brad Johnson: Any access to an Aaron Sanchez fastball as a secondary heat source?

2:41
Guest: Would you drop any of these to pick up Fulmer? Teheran, J Ross, Roark, Aaron Sanchez, Carrasco, Hammel

2:41
Brad Johnson: Teheran won’t win a damn game until he’s traded

2:41
Brad Johnson: not convinced he’ll be dealt

2:41
Brad Johnson: Roark is dropable

2:41
Brad Johnson: never consider dropping Carrasco

2:41
Brad Johnson: never

2:41
Jack: Gattis is effectively what Schwarber was last year?

2:41
Brad Johnson: Well, no, not that

2:42
Adam: Got offered E.Suarez, Wei Yin Chen, and CarGo for Fielder, A.Russell, and Eovaldi.

2:42
Brad Johnson: Do it

2:42
Brad Johnson: CarGo is the only decent player in the whole bunch

2:42
Brad Johnson: Suarez is probably second best

2:42
Mark: Who finishes with the most saves out of the ‘Stros BP?

2:42
Brad Johnson: I’ll go with the lamest option and say Gregerson

2:42
Slow Rollers: Brad! is Ozuna here to stay? top 20 outfielder?

2:43
Brad Johnson: Let’s call him top 35 for now

2:43
Brad Johnson: He has the upside to be top 20 but he’s disappeared on us before

2:43
Davis: So, Danny Duffy, eh? When will he start getting credit for what he’s done since returning to rotation.

2:44
Brad Johnson: has he been secretly good?

2:44
Brad Johnson: 5 starts, 3.60 ERA, 5 IP per start, 10.08 K/9

2:44
Brad Johnson: When the walk rate regresses to normal, he’ll look even worse

2:44
Drew: Arenado or Bryant in keeper league?

2:44
Brad Johnson: Arenado

2:45
You’re such a Posey: Posey has been pretty quiet this season. Any concerns?

2:45
Brad Johnson: He was quiet for half of last year too

2:45
Brad Johnson: not worried

2:45
Brad Johnson: I’ll take a 108 wRC+ from an “underperforming” catcher

2:45
Brad Johnson: then again, I never pay early round rates for Posey

2:45
Brad Johnson: I trade for him later

2:46
Dale: In need of a power bat that can also generate some steals. Any good buy-low candidates, or anyone you see maintaining their pace?

2:46
Brad Johnson: we’re winding down, I’m going to take a moment to research this

2:46
Brad Johnson: Oh, I know

2:46
Brad Johnson: free guy – Robbie Grossman

2:46
Brad Johnson: Keep an eye on the K rate. As long it’s sub 22% (ish), he’s an everyday starter with 15+ HR power and 10+ SB speed

2:47
Scooter: In a vacuum, Polanco = what range of starting pitcher in a trade. Scherzer? Cueto? Carrasco?

2:47
Brad Johnson: Anybody besides Kershaw

2:47
Brad Johnson: might need a small throw-in for Arrieta

2:47
Brad Johnson: rest should be 1-for-1

2:47
Alex: Still think Pomeranz is still a reliever type? Looks pretty elite so far, obviously overperforming but his 2.99 FIP is still solid

2:48
Brad Johnson: My dynasty co-owner says I over-fixate on repertoire

2:48
Brad Johnson: I think it’s a feature

2:48
Brad Johnson: these no repertoire guys never last

2:48
Brad Johnson: but he is doing Rich Hill things and it seems like the league doesn’t hit that anymore

2:48
Todd: following up…Drop Drury for Bregman?

2:49
Brad Johnson: You can depending upon constraints and opp cost

2:49
Snowflake: Did Paxton sleep with your girlfriend?

2:49
Josh: Correa – O/U 28 HR

2:49
Brad Johnson: Under

2:49
Brad Johnson: I picked 22

2:49
Brad Johnson: 28 is possible (obviously)

2:50
Brad Johnson: Going back to Paxton, I’m going to stick with the body of work over one good start

2:50
Curtis: Are there any consistently good players you just won’t draft?

2:51
Brad Johnson: It’s not won’t so much as can’t

2:51
Brad Johnson: Posey for example just always goes before I’m ready for a catcher

2:51
Brad Johnson: some unique leagues not withstanding

2:52
Brad Johnson: I wanted Bryant this year, but Arenado and Machado were always still available when I had the option

2:52
Nolan : McCutchen + Arrieta OR Trout + Stroman ROS in H2H points league?

2:52
Brad Johnson: Trout

2:52
Brad Johnson: Ok, really wrapping up now. Thanks for playing

2:52
tk: When do we see Musgrove get called up?

2:52
Brad Johnson: By end of June

2:53
Mike Honcho: O’s Kim v. Grossman??

2:53
Brad Johnson: Grossman for me. Like ’em both

2:53
Brad Johnson: I can’t analyze Kim well though

2:53
Bryant: Do you ever keep bad platoon split players (think Conforto facing Sale, for example) on your bench on short game slate days so as to not risk the 0-for (even at the possible expense of losing out on some counting stats)?

2:54
Brad Johnson: Occasionally. Not exactly the same thing, but I sat Rajai the other day because I thought his game might get cancelled

2:54
R-E-L-A-X: 12 teamer. Gonna trade Goldie. Need SP help baaaad. EE will be my 1b. Who do I target?

2:54
Brad Johnson: If you’re dealing Goldy, you target Kershaw. You’ll need a plus

2:54
Brad Johnson: Arrieta is plan B

2:54
Juan Nightstand: Plouffe droppable in 12 teamer, or just wait for boring 20HR 70 RBI?

2:54
Brad Johnson: both

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