Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 7/5/16

Here’s the transcript from today’s chat. Lots of closer talk to go with the usual range of subjects.

12:59
John: is a return of jose abreu and puig enough for aaron sanchez in a 12 team keeper? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.

1:00
Brad Johnson: Definitely. I’d take Abreu alone.

1:00
Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto and which ones can you drop and stream? Eichoff, K.Maeda, C.Mart, Duffy, Nola and Smyly.

1:01
Brad Johnson: For now, Eickhoff and Smyly are the streamers in a league of that depth. Everyone but CMart could fall into streaming territory though

1:01
Sean: I know these things are hard to predict, but what kind of absence are we likely looking at with Wade Davis? A few weeks or could we be talking more than a month?

1:01
Brad Johnson: Probably over a month

1:01
PJ: Rest of season, Mookie Betts or Mike Trout??

1:01
Brad Johnson: Trout

1:01
Timmy T: What are your thoughts on Andrew Benintendi? Does he have a full-time job in the majors come opening day 2017?

1:02
Brad Johnson: It won’t be guaranteed but there’s a chance. His timeline is still dependent on if/when he’s called up this year

1:02
Brad Johnson: and that depends on whether or not they fill that LF black hole

1:03
Bob: Drop Estevez, Oh or Buchter to pick up KCs Herrera while Wade Davis is on the shelf or keep what I have?

1:03
Brad Johnson: Estevez or Buchter

1:03
Brad Johnson: Oh is not cuttable in any format now

1:03
Bruce: By next year who is the top Brewers SP: Hader, Nelson, Guerra, Davies?

1:03
Brad Johnson: I’ll guess Hades since he has the best stuff of the bunch

1:03
Brad Johnson: command needs work though

1:04
Brad Johnson: they all have an equal-ish chance though

1:04
Brad Johnson: only Hader has better than mid-rotation upside imo

1:04
BT: Is Danny Duffy an add in 10 team leagues? Can I drop Nola for him?

1:04
Brad Johnson: They’re about equal in my view, so yea, you can

1:04
Hmm: Bregman has 4 homers and a 1665 ops through his first 5 games at triple A. I know it’s a small sample, but he’s gotta be up soon…right?

1:05
Brad Johnson: Probably. Especially if Reed doesn’t start hitting.

1:05
Bryan: What do you think of McCutchen ROS? Can I target him and Nola with Harvey, Puig, and someone like Kipnis?

1:05
Brad Johnson: I don’t know that we’re going to see a rebound this year

1:05
Brad Johnson: thinking a 100-110 wRC+ RoS

1:06
Brad Johnson: If it was just Harvey and Puig, I’d say go for it

1:06
Gary: 12 team keeper – traded Duvall ($7) and Andrew Miller ($8) for Harvey ($14) right before Harvey was blown up again yesterday. Will I regret this trade?

1:06
Brad Johnson: perhaps. You took on extra risk but I see this as fair

1:07
Nelson: Do you think its right that in otto, or most keeper leagues, someone like Anderson Espinoza should have higher ownership rates than Zach Davies? Doesnt Davies have a much better chance of succeeding?

1:07
Brad Johnson: people want aces. Davies is a guy who can give you volume at his best. Espinoza may one day carry your pitching.

1:08
Erik: What do you expect out of Ryu ROS?

1:08
Brad Johnson: Until I see him pitch well, I won’t start him

1:08
Brad Johnson: no expectations yet

1:08
Bob: Do you think Nola turns it around and get back on track after the All-Star break?

1:08
Brad Johnson: Yea, his command hasn’t been sharp during the slump

1:08
Seth: britton for odorizzi? 16 teamer, i am punting saves…should i be looking for more?

1:09
Harris: Bregman is killing it in AAA, 2 hrs last night. Do we see him in Houston immediately after the AS break? Also, is Swanson still worth holding this year in keeper league?

1:09
Brad Johnson: whoops, didn’t publish my response to Britton – aim much much higher. He’s a top 4 CL

1:09
Nelson: Would you make a big deal for Arrieta now, or should we wait to see why hes been struggling?

1:09
Brad Johnson: I’m open to buying

1:10
Alex: I have big time DL problems. 10 team head to head league with 6 bench spots and 2 DL spots. I have Lorenzo Cain, Jose Bautista, JD Martinez, and Gerrit Cole. Can’t get anyone to bite on LoCain. What kind of value should I look for for Joey or JD? Would I ever just drop LoCain considering his ok season thus far?

1:10
Brad Johnson: You can think about dropping Cain if the right guy comes along. It’s a shallow format after all

1:10
kyle: what sort of value to jose reyes have in ottoneu points? replacement level?

1:10
Brad Johnson: below

1:10
AJ: DL Round: Taillon droppable in redraft? Thoughts on Ryu? Time to pick up Tyson Ross?

1:11
Brad Johnson: 1. Yes. 2. Stash or watch 3. Soon or now depending on league depth

1:11
Ombudsman: Danny Valenica slumping hard lately. Is he still a 10 team bat? Would I be better off dropping him and picking up Mike Napoli or Evan Gattis for my UTIL spot? Standard scoring with OPS as sixth category

1:11
Brad Johnson: You can stream Valencia if he’s just the UTIL

1:11
Minty: 10 team OBP dynasty where I have Bryant/Arenado/Betts/Springer/Mazara. Is Dahl or Gallo the better stash?

1:12
Brad Johnson: I’ll take Dahl’s five category ceiling

1:12
Go Canes: Your best guess as to if Aaron Sanchez will truly end up in the bullpen? Seems like nobody knows.

1:12
Brad Johnson: No. The Blue Jays have a 1 year window. It doesn’t really matter if Sanchez breaks, they aren’t getting back to the postseason during the rest of his controllable years

1:13
CJ03: James Paxton as a starter every week? I’ve got him right now but I don’t really know what to expect RoS. Velocity isn’t everything but it sure does help

1:13
Brad Johnson: That’s basically my take away. There are still problems but the velo makes it easier to overlook them

1:13
Josh: ROS, would you rather have Abreu or Carpenter at 1B?

1:13
Brad Johnson: Carp. Plus he can play 2B/3B if you need it

1:14
randy bobandy: 10 team 20 man roster keeper – should I give up on J Upton?

1:14
Brad Johnson: no

1:14
Brad Johnson: that’s a deep keeper roster even though the league is shallow

1:14
Zb: Need a spot start Rodon or manaea? Thx

1:14
Brad Johnson: I’m trying Manaea but watch for rain

1:14
Dungeon Master: Odorizzi or Eickhoff for dynasty league?

1:15
Brad Johnson: Odorizzi. I put Eickhoff down in the Alex Wood tier

1:15
Pepitone: Worst-case pitching scenario: 14-team league, Kershaw AND Greinke both on my DL. Replacement options: Z Davies, WY Chen, Sabathia, Cashner, Straily, Folty, Jorge DLR, leave empty …. Count wins and quality starts, but potential damage to WHIP and ERA

1:15
Brad Johnson: Davies for now and stream anyone with a good match

1:15
Bill: Should the Astros be playing Reed more to let him get in a rhythm?

1:16
Brad Johnson: I think they’ve decided he isn’t ready. Sometimes it takes a few days to work out a switch

1:16
Brad Johnson: alternatively, they could be working on something specific and want him focused on the fix

1:16
keith: Braun for Price sound reasonable for a pitching needy team?

1:16
Brad Johnson: yea

1:16
kevinthecomic: please rate: i traded n. walker and jake lamb for puig, saunders (Jays) and sonny gray — my best pitcher before this trade was descalfini, FYI

1:16
Brad Johnson: that’s a scary pitching staff…

1:17
Brad Johnson: it’s probably fair

1:17
Brad Johnson: I consider Lamb to the be the best in the deal with Walker second best

1:17
Brad Johnson: I’m down on Puig

1:17
Brad Johnson: no power no speed no average

1:17
Brad Johnson: how is he still well regarded?

1:17
Bill: When will Austin Barnes make a fantasy impact?

1:17
Brad Johnson: immediately

1:18
Brad Johnson: well, once Norris is traded that is

1:18
Nelson: Will Harris keep the closer gig? Trade him away for Leonys before he loses it?

1:18
Brad Johnson: Keep him

1:18
Brad Johnson: or ask more

1:18
Pete: Traded Taillon, McHugh and Montas for JP Crawford and Nola in a 6×6 dynasty. Seems fair…or did I give up too much?

1:18
Brad Johnson: I love it for you

1:18
Brad Johnson: you’ll get more now and in the future

1:18
Christian: What do you expect from Jose Reyes? Dropped Addison Russell for him.

1:18
Brad Johnson: undo that

1:19
Brad Johnson: my leaguemates play the “the app spazzed out” card

1:19
Brad Johnson: I’ll be surprised if Reyes hits better than .220/.280/.310

1:19
randy bobandy: should I try to sell Tulo now cause this is the best he’ll ever look?

1:20
Brad Johnson: not a bad idea as long as you aren’t downgrading to a black hole at SS

1:20
JT: Just a bump in the road for Conforto or something more serious?

1:20
Brad Johnson: bump. He’ll rebound

1:20
Bruce: Is Stras, Cespedes and Myers too much to give for Bryant and McCarthy in my forever keeper league?

1:20
Brad Johnson: Yea, I think so

1:21
Brad Johnson: If McCarthy was turned into someone better, I’d like it more

1:21
Brad Johnson: of course you have to overpay for Bryant if you want him

1:21
Brad Johnson: almost better to target a Matt Carpenter

1:21
Harris: Taillon on DL with arm fatigue. Thinking of dropping him for one of these guys who I think will get the call soon. J. Berrios, Alex Reyes or, Jose De Leon. Should I make the move, or hold Taillon? Berrios is looking amazing again in AAA.

1:21
Brad Johnson: drop him

1:21
Alex: Herrera or Maurer (SD) for fill-in saves with Davis on DL?

1:21
Brad Johnson: Herrera

1:22
Brad Johnson: I’m skipping Maurer entirely

1:22
Alex: Nola or Guerra in 12 team?

1:22
Brad Johnson: Nola long term

1:22
Brad Johnson: Guerra until Nola gets his command back

1:22
Carls: Braun and AJ reed for Arrieta? which side

1:22
Brad Johnson: redraft, push. Keeper, Braun

1:23
Harris: I was offered Trout/Oh/Kintzler for Betts/Cueto. I’d get Trout side. I have pitching depth, but could use saves. My gut tells me get Trout if I can. Thoughts?

1:23
Brad Johnson: Go for it. Although anyway to keep Betts with Trout is a dream scenario

1:23
Nelson: Drop Chirinos for any minors catcher? Ill need about 30 games played from whichever over the rest of 2016

1:23
Brad Johnson: Hedges

1:23
Chris: Does Herrera take the job in KC while Davis is down?

1:24
Brad Johnson: him or Soria

1:24
Brad Johnson: hard to guess

1:24
Stephen’s Biscotti: Does A.J. Pollock has an impact in fantasy this year? Or do you think Arizona plays it safe with him?

1:24
Brad Johnson: they’ll play it safe barring an unforeseen comeback

1:24
Brad Johnson: in the standings, that is

1:24
The Spleen: Do you think Lee is now the everyday 1B in Seattle now? Expectations ROS?

1:24
Brad Johnson: More or less, was thinking of dropping Lind from TDG today

1:25
Brad Johnson: I expect more of the same from Lee

1:25
Bob: Who’s a better NA stash–Alex Reyes, Bregman or Berrios?

1:25
Brad Johnson: Bregman

1:25
Brad Johnson: it’s always the elite hitter over high ceiling pitching

1:25
Paul D: Is trading Tanaka/J. Dyson for Santana/Semien fair or lopsided in AL 4×4 (I need power)?

1:26
Brad Johnson: I prefer the Santana side by a wide margin. Category needs matter though

1:26
Patrick: I have Dozier and Altuve, should I trade Dozier for whatever I can get or try to trade Altuve for a kings ransom? Dynasty league.

1:26
Brad Johnson: keep Altuve if it’s dynasty

1:26
Brad Johnson: hell, keep em both if nobody offers anything for Dozier

1:26
Slow Rollers: What is your take on Junior Guerra? is he really this good?

1:27
Brad Johnson: He’s basically Matt Shoemaker

1:27
Avi: Is it truly a closer by committee in Tampa Bay?

1:27
Brad Johnson: Colome will be back any day now

1:27
Brad Johnson: until then, yeah

1:27
The Big Chill: Do you think the Royals offence can figure it out in the second half. Have a trade offer, My Pollock for his L. Cain, K. Morales.

1:28
Brad Johnson: One moment, vet is calling

1:33
Brad Johnson: ok I’m back

1:33
Brad Johnson: I assume this is a keeper? If you’re going for it, then make the deal. Or solicit more offers for Paxton.

1:34
Brad Johnson: Chad Young and I recent traded Paxton and Park to Eno for Miggy and S.Dyson in our 20 team dynasty

1:34
Brad Johnson: ahem, Pollock and Park*

1:34
Timo P: Did you see McCarthy? ROS expectations?

1:34
Brad Johnson: I didn’t, but it looks like he’s back to me

1:35
Brad Johnson: He’s a guy whose FIP is better than his ERA, but the other stats should play

1:35
Little Papi: Targeting Carlos Correa in a dynasty league. Is a Harvey/Frazier a good combo? I have Arenado. My current SS is a Alcides/Castro/Santana plus crossing my fingers combination along.

1:35
Brad Johnson: that’s a light offer

1:35
Eric: What are your thoughts on Maurer ROS? Does Buchter have any shot at that job?

1:36
Brad Johnson: Maurer will get first crack but Buchter is a better fit

1:36
Brad Johnson: Maurer would be one of the worst closers

1:36
Brad Johnson: Buchter would be 22ish

1:36
Brad Johnson: but there’s a big gap between there and the worst guys

1:36
Mike: 10 teamer. Give up Archer for Dee Gordon? Archer too little to offer? Pineda can be had on the wire.

1:37
Brad Johnson: that’s fine

1:37
randy bobandy: 12 team 25 man roster (15 keepers). I have sal perez, Wellington, and Realmuto are available via free agency. should I drop Perez for one of them?

1:37
Brad Johnson: I might give a slight edge to Realmuto

1:37
Brad Johnson: really could go with any of them though

1:37
Eric: Outlook on Price ROS? Is he still a top 5 – 10 starter?

1:38
Brad Johnson: Yea he’s around #10

1:38
Andy: Swap of stuggling Chicago outfielders. My Heyward for his Eaton. Worth it, or hold onto Heyward?

1:38
Brad Johnson: I’m still holding Heyward

1:38
Eric: D’arnaud or Realmuto ROS?

1:38
Brad Johnson: Realmuto until TDA heats up

1:38
Larry : Drop Taillon for Glasnow? 12 tm roto.

1:38
Brad Johnson: eh, there have to be better options. If not, sure.

1:38
Anthony: Too early to stash Benintendi?

1:38
Brad Johnson: I stashed him in April

1:39
Brad Johnson: 12 team mixed, I’m rebuilding

1:39
Brad Johnson: also stashed Swanson, Bregman, Reed, and Dahl

1:39
Eric: Does Reddicks value improve if he goes to KC? Likely wouldn’t hit in the middle of the order

1:39
Brad Johnson: No, it doesn’t improve. I don’t think he will go to KC though

1:40
Chase: I’m in 1st in my 12 tm H2H pts. I have Arrieta, Strasburg, Thor and Cole (on DL). Should I shop Thor for an elite hitter after his last good start? I’m worried about him getting hurt down the road.

1:40
Brad Johnson: if it’s a keeper, sure grab more future value

1:40
Brad Johnson: if it’s redraft, stick with what’s worked

1:40
mateoloco: Arrieta for Kershaw in a redraft. Who says no?

1:40
Brad Johnson: Kershaw owner

1:40
tommy: if you had to get rid of one based on ROS who would it be: Adrian gonzalalez, pedroia, or kinsler

1:41
Brad Johnson: AGon?

1:41
Brad Johnson: Is this a 2 team league?

1:41
tommy: would you start keuchel tonight?

1:41
Brad Johnson: hard no

1:41
Brad Johnson: nor am I ever starting him outside of very rare DFS fades

1:41
mateoloco: Would you drop Paxton for Guerra in a 10 team redraft?

1:41
Brad Johnson: coin flip for me, trust your gut

1:42
DB: Please tell me I should not be concerned about Arrieta’s last two starts and he will go back to being amazing

1:42
Brad Johnson: don’t be concerned. He’s probably fine

1:42
Alex: Is Bartolo Colon actually worth a pickup in 10-teamers? Just drop him if he starts to struggle? The Ks aren’t there but he hasn’t had a bad start since April

1:42
Brad Johnson: yea if you have a spot, he’s usable

1:42
Brad Johnson: just don’t forget the K’s need to be balanced with a high K/9 guy

1:42
YP: long term outlook for kyle hendricks in a dynasty league…top 30ish SP? #2 Pitcher with a little upside/downside?

1:43
Brad Johnson: about right, definitely top 30

1:43
Little Papi: Hope everything is well with your dear pet (s). Level of trust to stream Mike Leake tonight? 10tm standard scoring. Thanks.

1:43
Brad Johnson: if I’m chasing a win, I’d go for Leake. Otherwise, leave him aloone

1:44
Erik: Is Billy Hamilton worth an add in 10 team mixed leagues?

1:44
Brad Johnson: yea, especially if he’s not needed to start on your roster

1:44
Brad Johnson: if you can pick your matchups, you can get most of the benefit with less of the pain

1:44
Red in the Face: Do you think Lorenzen or Jumbo Diaz can take over as closer for the Reds?

1:44
Brad Johnson: Lorenzen maybe. Diaz, no.

1:45
Brad Johnson: Still think it goes to Iglesias

1:45
Brad Johnson: even if he’s just doing occasional 2 inning saves

1:45
PUIG: Espn suggesting that soria would/should replace davis over herrera is a joke right?

1:45
Brad Johnson: well the should part maybe

1:45
Brad Johnson: 50/50 as to which guy actually steps up

1:46
Joe: What’re your thoughts on A. Russel rest of season? See a rise in production?

1:46
Brad Johnson: nowhere to go but up, right?

1:46
Brad Johnson: he still has plenty of latent talent

1:46
Brad Johnson: can’t promise a breakout, but there’s potential

1:46
Questionably Wise Old Sage: Guerra or Bud Norris ROS (10 team daily pts league)?

1:46
Brad Johnson: Guerra

1:46
Preventing Flores Fires: How much playing time do you think Wilmer Flores will get going forward?

1:47
Brad Johnson: not a ton

1:47
Brad Johnson: at least until they give up on Reyes

1:47
Questionably Wise Old Sage: Also, Ryu, B. McCarthy available. Should I stash those two or wait for Berrios and Glasnow?

1:47
Brad Johnson: I like McCarthy, need to see Ryu pitch before I buy

1:47
keith: What do you think of Wacha ROS? About this or does he improve?

1:47
Brad Johnson: not on the Wacha fan train

1:47
Bobby: Have an extra catcher and could use an arm (redraft league) – trade Realmuto or Castillo for Nola?

1:47
Brad Johnson: if they’d take it

1:48
Brad Johnson: seems very light

1:49
Stan: Keeper 5×5 12 team. I’m in the top 3 right now and being with tops points for offense cross the board but need pitching. Was offered Kershaw & Ramos for K Bryant. Kershaw too expensive to keep (so just a in season rental) but Bryant can be kept for $20 next year. I can slide Lamb in to 3B. Thoughts? Scared of Kershaw’s health.

1:49
Brad Johnson: I don’t think I’d do that

1:50
John: Too early to drop JUpton for Bregman. Other OF: Puig, cargo, Ozuna, Yelich.

1:50
Brad Johnson: Maybe

1:50
Brad Johnson: My gut says go for it. The percentage play is to keep Upton for now

1:50
NA spot: Among the guys you’ve stashed (Bregman, Benintendi, Swanson, Reed), where does Trea Turner rank?

1:51
Brad Johnson: I’ve never thought much of his fantasy ceiling

1:51
Brad Johnson: 5 HR, 20 SB, bottom of the order?

1:51
Brad Johnson: if we put his legs on Joe Panik I’d be excited

1:52
Brad Johnson: the hit tool is too iffy for me

1:52
Mr. D.: If the Braves trade A. Vizcaino, do you think they install Mauricio Cabrera as closer?

1:53
Brad Johnson: No, I don’t think he’s near the top of the depth chart

1:53
Brad Johnson: they’d probably just do Johnson or Ogando

1:53
Brad Johnson: as boring as that is

1:53
Brad Johnson: no cost implications to using them in a terrible season

1:54
Dr. Met: Villar’s surprising OBP keeping Arcia down until Sept?

1:54
Brad Johnson: Villar’s never had anything to do with Arcia’s time table

1:54
Brad Johnson: 2B and 3B are the positions to watch

1:54
Sad I’m Asking: Kyle Gibson or Wade Miley the rest of the way in an AL-only 5×5 league?

1:55
Brad Johnson: Miley please

1:55
G Money: Chad Greene had a nice start and seems to have put Eo to the bench, is this the beginning of the Yamkees looking at a youth movement? Is Judge up after the break?

1:55
Brad Johnson: no, Greene’s just pitching well right now which gives them room to get Eovaldi back on track

1:55
Seth: does byung-ho park end up back in the bigs this season? can he manage .250 and 10-15 hr to end the season?

1:55
Brad Johnson: he’ll be back soon

1:55
Brad Johnson: early August at the latest

1:56
Brad Johnson: not sure about 10-15 HR and he’s a .220 hitter

1:56
Brad Johnson: so a general note, if you ask a question three times and I ignore it, try asking in another way rather than spamming it at me

1:56
Brad Johnson: for example, if you ask me to “rank these” I will skip it 99 times out of 100

1:57
Brad Johnson: if you ask me my thoughts on Brandon Nimmo, I’ll offer them

1:57
Justin: please rank ros (h/dt/hr/r/rbi/sb/obp)– Nimmo, peraza, almora, blanco, coghlan thanks

1:57
Brad Johnson: that said, I’ll take pity

1:57
Brad Johnson: Nimmo’s the only guy worth trying. You can stream them all based on matchup

1:57
Mark: Speculating on saves: who is the man is SD?

1:57
Brad Johnson: Maurer for now. Buchter is more talented though

1:58
Bruce: When do we see Gurriel available in yahoo, etc? Is he worth dropping Turner?

1:58
Brad Johnson: after he signs

1:58
Bill: Please rank in keep forever value: AJ Reed, Bregman, Dahl, Barnes. Thanks!

1:59
Brad Johnson: Bregman, Dahl, Reed, Barnes.

1:59
Brad Johnson: I only answered that because they’re all on one of my rosters

1:59
Guest: Are the Indians really as good as they have been playing recently? Should I just start Santana/Kipnis/Lindor/Ramirez every single day for the rest of forever?

1:59
Brad Johnson: no and eys

1:59
Brad Johnson: yes*

1:59
Eric: Hunter Renfroe or Dahl in 12 tm OPS keeper?

1:59
Brad Johnson: Dahl

1:59
Brad Johnson: Margot is better than Renfroe too

1:59
Anthony: Do you see Moncada as elite? He feels like Trea Turner to me, but with a little more power.

1:59
Brad Johnson: yes

2:00
Brad Johnson: the ceiling is peak Alfonso Soriano

2:00
Brad Johnson: probably we get a 10-15 HR version instead

2:00
jb: Your thoughts on Mengden from the A’s? Is he what we’ve seen so far or will the league figure him out the more he pitches? He was doing well against the Pirates on Sunday until about 3rd time through the order.

2:01
Brad Johnson: I haven’t gotten a close look at him, just snippets

2:01
Brad Johnson: it’s not uncommon for the league to adjust though…

2:01
Steve: Hi Brad, was offered his Matt Shoemaker for my Melvin Upton Jr. 12-team league. This seem like a good sell-high for me? Thanks!

2:01
Brad Johnson: similar talents and risk profiles

2:02
Swinging Friar: I’m in a league with specified OF positions (RF, CF, LF) and have a few mediocre options to weigh. Brett Gardner or Leonys Martin in CF. And, Adam Duvall or Khris Davis in LF.

2:02
Brad Johnson: the CF one is tough

2:02
Brad Johnson: I’ll say Martin and Davis

2:03
Brad Johnson: trade Duvall while people are awed by the HR

2:03
Dobson: 20 team dynasty.H2H. My Todd Frazier for his Makiel Franco. i’m 1-2 years from competing, middle of rebuild. Pull the trigger?

2:03
Brad Johnson: Yes, I like it

2:03
GP: Is Josh Bell worth adding?

2:03
Brad Johnson: in the right format, sure

2:03
Brad Johnson: 12 team mixed? Not yet

2:04
Nathan: Rank the things you hate most ROS from most hated to least hated:
Questions with no league context, people who spam with questions, questions asking you to rank things, Trea Turner

2:04
Brad Johnson: rankings, Trea Turner, spam, context

2:05
Brad Johnson: I’m going to wind down soon, gotta do a zelda quest to pick up my dog’s meds…

2:05
Brad Johnson: going to take the rest of the afternoon

2:05
Gary: Red Sox calling up Benintendi soon?

2:05
Brad Johnson: How soon is soon?

2:05
Brad Johnson: mid-August at the earliest

2:05
Brad Johnson: never is possible

2:06
Tony: Need speed. I gave up Lindor for Stanton, but swapped Stanton for Polanco and Price. Will Polanco start stealing?

2:06
Brad Johnson: Doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards

2:06
Brad Johnson: his speed was always a little fringy

2:06
Timmy T: Long term, do you prefer Bregman or Benintendi?

2:06
Brad Johnson: Bregman

2:06
Brad Johnson: big time

2:06
Richie: Why do down on Taillon? Reports sound like they’re just managing his innings.

2:07
Brad Johnson: He’s streamer quality in 12-team mixed right now

2:07
Brad Johnson: only the name brand is keeping him rostered

2:07
The Spleen: Would you go with Guyer, Crisp, or Conforto ROS? 5×5 Roto Redraft

2:07
Brad Johnson: Guyer me please

2:07
Phil A. Delphia: If the Phillies trade J Gomez, do you think Neris is the closer or do you think there’s any truth to the noise that they use Edubray Ramos?

2:07
Brad Johnson: I don’t have a good read of the situation

2:07
Brad Johnson: I was so confident they’d find any excuse to use Hernandez in the role

2:07
Brad Johnson: then they decided to pass

2:08
Brad Johnson: Ramos is lower ceiling than Neris, but his slider is more reliable than Neris’ splitter

2:08
Gavin: Following up on an earlier answer, how do you pick matchups for Billy Hamilton? What am I targeting?

2:08
Brad Johnson: bad catchers, Jon Lester

2:08
redfield609: Can mcgee retake his cl job near future?

2:08
Brad Johnson: can? sure

2:08
Brad Johnson: but he was fugly while he held it

2:09
Linus: Justin Bour a hold or a stream in 10-team?

2:09
Brad Johnson: stream

2:09
Brad Johnson: hold in 12 team

2:09
John: Followup on abreu + puig for aaron sanchez question: i wouldnt have room to play puig (OF of harper, springer, marte, ozuna), so would abreu be enough of an upgrade over santana to lose aaron sanchez (who would be a late round keeper)?

2:09
Brad Johnson: I’d probably hold with Sanchez then

2:09
Will: I have missed the boat on numerous replacement closers. Who would you target as the most realistic next guy up? Nate Jones, Strickland, Hudson, Jim Johnson…?

2:10
Brad Johnson: I like Jones a lot, but that’s betting on an injury

2:10
Brad Johnson: hard to get right

2:10
Eldridge Cleaver: I am platooning Jackie Bradley, Carlos Gomez, and Puig at my third outfield spot. Assuming I can’t trade one of them away, how do I decide who to play?

2:10
Brad Johnson: Bradley every day unless the matchups really favor someone else

2:10
Bruce: Gurriel over Turner?

2:10
Brad Johnson: Justin or Trea

2:10
Brad Johnson: and honestly, no idea

2:10
Brad Johnson: Gurriel could be anything

2:10
Sam: Addison Russell or Story for 2017n only?

2:11
Brad Johnson: Story until we see the Russell breakout happening

2:11
Tony: Can get Correa, 20 team, 15 keepers. I may be out of it. Teheran, Price, Segura, blackmon(3 out of the 4) for Correa. Would you do this?

2:11
Brad Johnson: Yes. I’d keep Blackmon

2:11
Thanks: Thanks Brad. These chats are terrific.

2:11
ADAM DUVALL: I ATE YOUR DOG’S MEDICINE AND ALL HIS TATERS

2:11
Brad Johnson: ending the chat, let’s see how many I can answer in 30 seconds

2:12
Eric: Any chance Dahl is up this year?

2:12
Brad Johnson: yes

2:12
Hmm: Is Bregman the #1 prospect in baseball?

2:12
Brad Johnson: yes

2:12
Brad Johnson: for fantasy

2:12
mookie best: I’ve always been a B McCarthy fan, both in baseball and life. Tell me he’s 10-tm rosterable plz.

2:12
Brad Johnson: yes

2:12
Eldridge Cleaver: TDA or Gattis ROS?

2:12
Brad Johnson: Gattis

2:12
Nathan: Is Gurriel a priority add when he gets signed? More so than Dahl or Margot?

2:12
Brad Johnson: yes

2:12
Larry : Is It worth adding Dahl and dropping the likes of Cozart, Merrifield or Tim Anderson in 12tm mixed?

2:12
Brad Johnson: not yet

2:12
Jon Lester: No way Billy Hamilton gets on base off of me, son

2:12
Brad Johnson: lol

2:12
Brad Johnson: oh, I didn’t finish the end prompt

2:12
Brad Johnson: I thought that was a long 30 seconds

2:13
Jack: Is JP Crawford going to be a fantasy stud?

2:13
Brad Johnson: eh, not a stud

2:13
Brad Johnson: but a core performer

2:13
Jack: Would you trade Cody Allen for Aaron Nola in dynasty?

2:13
Brad Johnson: probably

2:13
Clyde: Think Jose Ramirez has more value than Heyward ros?

2:13
Brad Johnson: ha, it’s quite possible at this rate

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