Paul Sporer Rotographs Chat – 5/19/16 by Paul Sporer May 19, 2016 Thanks for joining me in the marathon 4-hour chat!! 2:01 Keeper? I hardly know her: Is Khris Davis a sell-high? What kind of pitcher would you look for him? 2:02 Paul Sporer: Whoops, forgot to say hi first! 2:02 Paul Sporer: Anyway, hi, y’all!!! 2:03 Paul Sporer: I’m fine selling high on Davis. That power is awesome, but he’s definitely one of the streakier guys (all players are streaky, that’s just baseball, but some are streakier than most and Davis qualifies there). I’d ask pretty high from a power-starved team. Try a Salazar-type, settle for CarMart/Tanaka 2:03 Paul Sporer: 2:03 Friend: Needed power, deep in pitching, I traded Porcello for Conforto straight up. Thoughts? 2:03 Paul Sporer: Hot! I really like that. 2:04 Gorky: What to make of this Danny Valencia cat? 2:04 Paul Sporer: I think I got him wrong. Didn’t buy the improvements vs. RHP at 30, but he was hitting well apart from power before last weekend and then busted out for 6 HR. He’s good. I was wrong. 2:04 ctw: Paul, would you drop Gausman for Tillman/Rubby/Conley? I’ve avoided Tillman like the plague in the past but can’t deny what he’s doing this year 2:04 Paul Sporer: I still think Gausman has more upside, but I like all 3 of those guys. Anyone else you can chop?> 2:04 Keeper? I hardly know her: Do you think Lorenzo Cain + Matt Andriese is enough for Adam Eaton? 12 team H2H dynasty where Andriese has RP elig and no inning limit 2:06 Paul Sporer: It certainly should be. I don’t see much diff between Cain & Eaton tbh so if you’re ok giving a sweetner like Andriese, it should def work 2:06 Jeff: Best bar and restaurant in Austin? 2:08 Paul Sporer: I don’t really go to bars anymore. Franklin BBQ is pretty lit 2:08 yes: Paul, I own Grichuk and A. Gordon as depth OFs in a 10-team triple slash. Jake Lamb and M. Saunders are available – are you dropping either/both of my guys to pick up those guys? After listening to the most recent pod I’m thinking of dropping Grichuk for Lamb 2:08 Paul Sporer: I like the Grich for Lamb. I still like Grichy, but in a 10-teamer, you can’t afford to wait around for guys to get going. His HR/SB are there, but .218 AVG is so bad 2:09 Nate: Kang or Story ROS? OBP/TB instead of AVG/HR 2:10 Paul Sporer: It’s close and I love Kang in general, but Story is the better bet here bc he runs more 2:10 HappyFunBall: Hi Paul!! 2:10 Paul Sporer: Hiiii! 2:10 boo: Starting 2B in a shallow triple slash – Rendon or Russell? I am already set at SS and 3B 2:10 Paul Sporer: Addy! 2:10 kris: I was able to snag Kolten Wong and Devon Travis off the WW this week. Are they good enough for my 2B and IF spots to trade away Neil Walker for an SP? I need some help in the rotation after Max/Salazar/Nola.. 2:10 Paul Sporer: Ya they can get you by espec. since Walker should bring a real SP back 2:11 Jake: Drop Corbin for Miley? 2:11 Paul Sporer: I’m OK w/that 2:11 Jeff: Dietrch’s numbers have me dreaming about mid-level (read: top 150) breakout potential – think he’s got that upside? Do you think he seize full-time at-bats from someone when Gordon comes back? 2:12 Paul Sporer: I think I admit my wrongness enough for it to not be too obnoxious when I backpat a bit so I’ll mention that I was high on Dietrich all winter/spring. So ya, I like him. And they’ll find PT if he keeps mashing 2:12 B: Do you expect Franco will turn it around? Using him at UTIL and have other options there. If I shop him what sort of SP would you expect in return? 2:13 Paul Sporer: Yeah he’s not even that far down. He’s a hot week from batting .280 (like a 10-for-20 kinda hot streak). Pwr still there w/7 HR already 2:13 Shawn: Gattis worth stashing for C eligibility (5 games on Yahoo) in a shallow league? Have Sal Perez already 2:14 Paul Sporer: Ehhh, I guess, but he’s not that much better than Sal 2:14 Paul: Would you do Yelich for Greinke in a 12 team OBP? 2:14 Paul Sporer: I’d prefer Yelly 2:14 Marcellus: Paul, could really use your help. Playing in a 10-teamer and have a roster crunch with Odor’s upcoming suspension. Have a rotation of Nola, Hamels, Verlander, Wacha, and Tanaka. Feel okay about dropping any of those guys in this shallow of a league to free up a spot? 2:14 Paul Sporer: Man, it’s tough to cut any of those guys even in a 10-teamer. I’d really try the trade route which I know is much easier said than done. 2:14 No Regrets: Hi Paul. Which Visions track title best applies to Berrios: Hype? U With Me?? Redemption? Faithful? Too Good? Invested big. Hold him in AL-Only, 3 bench spots? Thanks! 2:15 Paul Sporer: You mean Views, but I’d say “Faithful”. Stuff was still evident even in the struggles. Just wasn’t quite ready yet. 2:15 boo: Collette really was down on Archer on the pod a few days ago. I love him, but in a 10-team lg that has saves and holds, my relievers are unbalanced towards holds. Are you optimistic enough to hold Archer, or should I try shopping his name value around for a pretty good closer, Britton/Robertson/Ramos? or shoot for higher? 2:15 Paul Sporer: Shoot for the best closers for him. Though I consider Britton in that class, so you are. He just doesn’t look right 2:15 No Regrets: Didn’t know there was a new Chance album out! What a guest list… 2:15 Paul Sporer: It’s so good 2:15 ctw: re: the gausman question he’s my worst SP I think. other options would be J Garcia, K Hendricks, L McCullers 2:16 Paul Sporer: I’d cut Hendricks before him, but he’s not really worse than the group, either. Prob just hold 2:16 Marcus: Have you warmed to Samarzdija yet? Is he a top 30 SP going forward? 2:17 Paul Sporer: Ya I was a little bit of a scorned lover after last year, but I still recognized how good this move was for him. He’s pitching well home & away. I’d say top 30 is possible. I think I’ll have him more top-40 when I do my updated rankings which are going out to SP Guide folks this week 2:17 Tim: What’s a fair return for Lindor? Looking for a young hitter at another position. 2:18 Paul Sporer: Shoot really high. He’s awesome. Maybe not first-rounders, but anything after that is a fair ask. 2:18 yojiveself: Lawrie or Pearce at 2B? 2:18 Paul Sporer: Lawrie for me 2:18 Andrew: Hey, Paul. Love the podcast. 6×6 roto with IP, QS instead of W, K/9 instead of K, and OPS, SLG instead of AVG. Would you deal Velasquez and Castellanos for Votto or Braun? I need OBP and SLG help, am in good position in K/9 and QS, avg WHIP and poor ERA. 2:19 Paul Sporer: Thanks, Andrew! I’m cool with that deal. Classic sell-high (and buy low if you choose Votto). 2:19 Wily Mo Money Mo Problems: Thoughts on Jose Ramirez? Think he can steal 20 bases while keeping his OPS above .700? 2:20 Paul Sporer: 20 feels high as he’s not terribly efficient. But teens with a .750 OPS is possible. I think ppl don’t realize he’s a young guy who had some prospect love. 2:20 No Regrets: Hi Paul. Listened to your p-cast earlier today. I want Maybin. What level AL-Only arm makes sense? Santiago too low? 2:20 Paul Sporer: Santiago should get it done, IMO 2:20 Dan: Danny Valencia sounds like a Game of Thrones character, just saying. 2:20 Paul Sporer: if I LOL at that, it’d be a fraud as I don’t watch GoT, but I posted it for others to enjoy 2:20 Eric: Your last podcast has me worried about Archer. Should I be trying to flip him for an upside arm like Stroman? I was offered Gray and Raisel for him, but how worried should I be? (I don’t need the Ks). 2:21 Paul Sporer: I’d actually be open to the Gray/Raisel even though I’m a little worried on Gray (though I think it’s more a funk for Sonny than injury). Sounds you like prefer Stro, though, so go for that. It’s defensible for sure. 2:21 Cecil: Brad Ausmas is the worst, just the worst. Agree? 2:22 Paul Sporer: Nah, nowhere near the worst. But I get the frustration. 2:22 Spaceman Spiff: McCullers is available. My worst SP’s are Pineda/Chen/Odorrizi/Eovaldi. Should I make a swap? I’m more concerned about playoffs than winning right now 2:22 Paul Sporer: Byyyyeeee Michael Pinata (hat-tip to Chris Liss for the fitting nickname) 2:22 Philbert: Been offered Puig for Shaw in a redraft. At the start of the season I would have jumped on this, but I’m not so sure at the moment. Shaw is helping me weather Fielder’s poor start. Would you take Puig? 2:24 Paul Sporer: I would. Shaw has impressed me, but he’s a double platoon plate – home only and vs. right only. I can’t tell you it’s all roses & butterflies w/Puig, but the bad parts of his profile (namely the pop-ups) are correctable 2:24 OddBall Herrera: Herrera settles in as a top 30 outfielder? 2:24 Paul Sporer: I think so! 2:24 Chip: Adam Duvall has been pretty good in LF for the Reds. Does this affect Jesse Winker’s ETA at all, or is mostly about when Jay Bruce gets traded? 2:25 Paul Sporer: I think the latter is most important of what you listed, but also Winker isn’t exactly forcing his way up with a modest .729 OPS so Duvall has leash 2:25 The Cincinnati Kid: Pick 2 ROS: Colby Lewis, Martin Perez, or Yordano Ventura 2:25 Paul Sporer: Perez, Yo 2:25 phil: what do you think Sano stats will look like at the end of the year? 2:26 Paul Sporer: .230-32-80 2:26 Jason: OF is Stanton, Justin Upton, Yelich, Mazara, Reddick which one would you try to move for pitching in a 12 team OBP Keep 7 and what am I shooting for? 2:27 Paul Sporer: Don’t sell low on J Up, won’t get enough. Honestly depends how badly you need SP and what you need in pitching. Stanton still draws the most. I know he’s hitting .221, but I’m not taking less than an ace. 2:27 The Cincinnati Kid: With the injuries are Reed & Gallo still June-ish timetables or much later now? 2:28 Paul Sporer: Reed who? AJ? Gallo could still be up shortly after returning from injury, so yeah, sometime next month 2:28 Eric: Is Trevor May worth owning anymore for spec saves? (12 team league). His last few outings have me concerned. Maybe Will Harris has more value? 2:29 Paul Sporer: Not only 3 straight disasters, but also Perk on his way back so yeah go ahead and move on 2:29 OnSight: Buying into Neil Walker’s power surge? Batted ball mix looks different and he added a high leg kick from the right side to generate more power 2:30 Paul Sporer: I do. I think we’ll see a new career-high so at least 14 more HRs 2:30 Will : 12 team Hth keep forever. Dealt mccutchen, wacha and maenea for price, nelson Cruz and bettances. Badly needed the pitching help and think Cruz numbers won’t look too different from mccutchen at the end of the year with mccutchen not running and a batted ball profile that might lead to a lower avg then Weve seen in the past. Did I do alright or sell too low on cutch? Thanks for your time! 2:30 Paul Sporer: I think you did well for sure. Nice deal. 2:31 Minty: Who’s the better stash, Bregman, Swanson, or neither yet? 2:32 Paul Sporer: Breg, though both could be here this summer 2:32 Jalap Eno: start Stroman tonight at minnesota? 2:32 Paul Sporer: Ya, I don’t sit studs 2:32 Zombie: What kind of pitcher should I be looking at to trade Jeremy Jeffress straight up? I’d rather not trade for a streamer but I don’t think Jeffress has much value to trade. 2:33 Paul Sporer: Ya depends who you sell to and how badly they need saves. Maybe Teheran? 2:33 Eric: What do you make of Trayce Thompson? Is he ownable in 12 team OPS leagues? Thanks 2:33 Paul Sporer: Discussed him at length yesterday in fact: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/the-sleeper-and-the-bust-episode-346-grounder-day/ 2:33 The Cincinnati Kid: I’ve already got Dyson. Do I drop Strickland and pick-up Bush to double-down on the Rangers bullpen or do you think Strickland is the guy for SF this year? (At some point) 2:34 Paul Sporer: I’d still hold Strick. You have the guy in Tex then a chance at another bullpen 2:34 thomas: With Semien at SS, is Reyes worth stashing in a triple slash league? 2:34 Paul Sporer: Depends how many teams and how many spots on reserve. Need more info, guys. This so hard to answer with no info. 2:34 Ritt Momney: When is it time to cut ties with Domingo? 12 tm H2H. Oh, and his shoulder is injured again. 2:34 Paul Sporer: You can move now in 12 tm 2:35 Jalap Eno: Hey Paul, thanks so much for chatting. I have Thor, Salazar, CarMart, Taijuan, and Teheran in a QS league (12 tm mixed). Should I target a low ERA/low WHIP guy, or try to stream a 6th man the rest of the way? 2:35 Paul Sporer: Streaming takes work and I usually stream in hopes of finding someone to stick so ideally find a sticker 2:37 Paul Sporer: Guys, the what should I get back for this guy questions are really hard. I have no idea your league market. And I know you’re kind looking for general ideas, but leagues vary so much that even that can be useless a lot of the time. Why not include someone you want to go for and I can answer if I think it’s a viable target? 2:37 Pugs: I’m going to be on House Hunters in Austin soon, so that’s neat. I just traded JBJ for Greinke in a 16 team, keep 4 forever league. Do you think Greinke will be worth more than JBJ ROS? 2:37 Paul Sporer: That’s pretty awesome… on both counts!! I’m not huge on Greinke this year, but I still think that’s a sharp sell-high, buy-low 2:38 Jim: 10 tm mix. I’m thinking about a 1B upgrade (have Prince, Duda, Freeman). My SPs are Price, Archer, Nola, stroman, Salazar, Smyly, Iglesias. Who should I deal and what kind of guy should I be trying to get? Thanks 2:38 Paul Sporer: Deal whoever gets best value and target whoever can help your needs most. 2:38 Paul Sporer: I’d prefer to keep Salazar of that group, but rest are all on the block IMO 2:38 project pat: would you drop corbin for conley, hahn or eovaldi? which one? 2:38 Paul Sporer: Conley 2:39 Andrew: Buying or selling Castellanos’ ROS production? 45-13-57-0.325 OBP-.449 SLG 2:39 Paul Sporer: I can buy that. 2:39 Shawn: Addy, D. Travis, or Eaton a better end of bench stash? 2:39 Paul Sporer: Addy 2:39 Andrew: Over/under .848 OPS for Freddie Freeman from here on out? 2:40 Paul Sporer: Good line. I’ll say under a bit… and with 10 RBIs 🙂 2:40 Marty: Trade away Pence for Adam Jones and an injured Perkins? I really need another closer. 2:40 Paul Sporer: that’s a fair deal. but if you really need another closer, why not get a primary closer and then lesser OF? 2:40 Todd: So i just traded VV and Prince for Stroman. Did i give too much? 2:41 Paul Sporer: Not necessarily. I’m worried about Prince’s health and you got 48 great IP from VV. He might only have 100 more. 2:41 Sam: Do you think Ken Giles has a chance of regaining closer responsibility? 2:41 Paul Sporer: I do. 2:41 Paul Sporer: Six straight scoreless apps with 5 Ks in 4.7 IP 2:42 Paul Sporer: And velo on the rise 2:42 Von Schloss: 16 team dynasty, OF is set, is Ben Revere droppable for Jerad Eickhoff? 2:43 Paul Sporer: I’d rather not. Only 12 gms from Revere so far. Let him get going and trade him for someone better than Eick to a leaguemate who really needs speed 2:43 Paul: Strasburg, Altuve, Marte, Tulo, and Chris Davis for Correa, Mazara, Pineda, Rendon, and Carlos Santana is super unfair, yes? 2:44 Paul Sporer: i mean it’s so many players that it’s kinda dizzying. I prefer side A, but it’s not vetoable 2:44 John: 3b breakouts question. Shaw or lamb ros? Are either or both solid starters in a 12 teaser going forward? Thanks! 2:44 Paul Sporer: Lamb 2:44 Argo: Am I utterly crazy to think that Valencia will hit 30 Hrs if he stays healthy the rest of the way? 2:45 Paul Sporer: Not *utterly* crazy, but def crazy! 🙂 2:45 Argo: Am I utterly crazy to think Suarez will be the better player ROS vs. Story? 2:45 Paul Sporer: Not *utterly* crazy, but def crazy! 🙂 Joking aside, why is he better in your opinion? 2:45 Skyluker: Paul — which side do you like better in AL only 4×4 — Betts/Pedroia or Bautista/Cano? 2:45 Paul Sporer: Side B 2:45 Dude: Better power stash – C. Carter, K. Davis, or C-Dick? 2:46 Paul Sporer: I like KD a little better 2:46 Charles Boyer: Don’t let Liss beat up on you… Your points are valid. He’s just tight. Need a ranking for the back-end of my hitting… M.Upton Jr., Jake Lamb, Joc Pederson. Who would you keep and who would you package in a deal? 2:47 Paul Sporer: Chris is my boy. We just got like to go back n forth! I’d take em in reverse order. I think you deal Lamb bc he’s the buzziest of the bunch rn 2:47 B: Good time to trade for Carrasco? 2:47 Paul Sporer: If the tm w/him is willing to sell, yes 2:47 Jeff: I dropped Rendon for Schoop.. Dumb? 2:47 Argo: Why does Rendon get so much love from fantasy ‘experts’ only to have these rather pedestrian projections from ZiPS, Steamer & Co.? What’s so exciting about a 15 HR, 9 steal guy who you had to reach to get in most drafts? 2:49 Paul Sporer: He’s a highly skilled hitter. Injuries ate half his season last year and he was still essentially average. Why would he only steal 9 w/5 already? I think his SBs are an indicator that he’s healthy so I’m definitely buying. .280 BABIP and 4% HR/FB are light, I really think he’s been running a bit cold. Hot streak coming, IMO. 2:49 Paul Sporer: Jeff, i don’t think it’s dumb (w/out knowing the tm count), but I wouldn’t have done it 2:50 Cecil: About your epic battle with Liss, I agreed with Chris until I heard you on their XM show. Building a nine man rotation is what we care about, totally correct. 2:51 Paul Sporer: Yeah in a one-off, I get that Teheran’s Ws hurt him being on ATL, but I can cover that w/the rest of my rotation. Plus he won 11 on a dogshit tm last year so he’s not destined to 5 Ws this year 2:51 Westish Harpooners: I’m in a 12 team H2H with deep benches and I need major help with my pitching. I was thinking of picking up Ryu. What do you think of him as he’s coming back? 2:51 Paul Sporer: he’s on rehab, I like spec’ing on him! 2:51 Ryan: Keep forever, bat/arm balance not a consideration. Berrios or Gallo? 2:52 Paul Sporer: When all else is mostly equal, gotta go hitter. I’m not a huge Gallo guy and I do love Berrios, but pitchers break. That’s just what they do. 2:52 Paul Sporer: 2:55 Von Schloss: If you were doing an OF tier where would JBJ be right now? 2:55 Paul Sporer: Top 40 2:55 Julio Pepper: So Bregman has roughly an 1.100 OPS in AA. How much longer do the Astros leave him destroying the minors? 2:56 Paul Sporer: I know guys can skip AAA, but they just called up Moran so I don’t think it’s imminent, but I understand the AL only stash 2:56 Paul Sporer: Views lost the poll (understandably), but still has some fire tracks, including Hype! 2:56 Young Jeezy: I got Gerrit Cole & Drew Smyly for yu Darvish, Drew Pomeranz & Lucas Giolito. Re-draft league. Did I do ok? 2:57 Paul Sporer: Absolutely, espec for redraft 2:57 Spanky: Correa isn’t living up to his first round price. #sniffles 2:58 Paul Sporer: First-rounders are such as much for their floor as their ceiling, so I actually disagree quite a bit. He’s pacing toward 30-30. 2:58 Tony Kemp: How good am I and can i steal Gomez job? 2:58 Paul Sporer: You’re a legit prospect, but a healthy Carlos Gomez will still get back in the lineup right away, IMO 2:59 Sean: Red Sox can’t be serious about converting Swihart to OF, right? 2:59 Paul Sporer: Why not? They LOVE Vazquez and Swi’s bat is a bigger deal than his glove 2:59 Young Jeezy: Should I pick up Devon Travis to stach on my DL and drop Joe Panik once Travis is activated? 2:59 Paul Sporer: I still prefer Panik 2:59 Gabriel: What’s your take on Xander? Do you think he has an outside chance at 20/20 this year? 3:00 Paul Sporer: I <3 Bogy http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/xander-bogaerts-the-next-big-thing/ 3:00 Todd: how legit is nola? top 20 sp? 3:01 Paul Sporer: I don’t think I can get him quite that high, but I really like Nola. Top-40 for sure, pushing top-30 3:01 John: I own JDMart, J Upton, Puig, Yelich, Mazara in 10 team keeper and need pitching badly. Who do I trade? 3:02 Paul Sporer: … whoever gets you the most 3:02 Von Schloss: Brandon Crawford or Marcus Simien in a dynasty? 3:02 Paul Sporer: Pretty much a coinflip. I lean toward Craw 3:02 Andy: What does Yelich’s fantasy peak look like? Peak Alex Gordon? 3:03 Paul Sporer: Higher. He’s faster and can hit for more power as he learns to elevate. I think his peak is top-5 OF kind of production 3:03 Young Jeezy: Conforto and Rasmus are out on the Free Agent market. Worth dropping Justin Upton for either of them? Upton is really, really, really trying my patience…. 3:04 Paul Sporer: Understood, but no. I imagine 10-team? I’m holding J Up a bit longer 3:04 Andy: My wainright for mccullers in keeper? 3:04 Paul Sporer: OK 3:04 Astro Boy: If Colin Moran doesn’t perform well now that he’s been called up, does Alex Bregman get promoted in his place? 3:04 Paul Sporer: I can see it, but Moran will get a real look 3:04 Gest: What’s your outlook on yu Darvish after seeing him live? We’re dying to know your insight on this Paul! 3:05 Paul Sporer: Calmed down after shaky first inning. I think there will be bumps, but also strong starts. I think a 3.75 ERA with a ton of Ks and blah WHIP 3:05 Steve: You like Mazara? What if he’s just .300 with 15hrs? Seems overrated. 3:07 Paul Sporer: Damn, tough crowd. Three OF have gone .300+/15+ as a 21-year old since 2000: Pujols, Trout, and J-Up. I think you greatly underestimate how awesome that is at his age in his first MLB go. Tremendous prospect. 3:07 Friend: Traded Papelbon for Cody Allen straight up. I dislike Papelbon as a person and he doesn’t strike anyone out. Thoughts? 3:07 Paul Sporer: Love it! 3:07 billy: I have ryu, box, yu returning, which 3 do I drop, Matt Cain, Danny Duffy, Eddie Butler or John Lamb 3:07 Paul Sporer: Keep Butler out of that group just in case he can figure ANYTHING out at home 3:07 Joey B: Is Joe Musgrove the next big rookie SP to get called up in the American League? If not, who? 3:08 Paul Sporer: Shhh, he’s my sneak-tip guy! Actually really like Clevinger for CLE who was just called up, too 3:08 Yes!: Does Fulmer get sent down when Greene returns? 3:09 Paul Sporer: Yeah, probably. It’s just the path of least resistance since he hasn’t forced them into a tough decision 3:09 Henry Blinkler: How confident are you in Darvish being Darvish when he comes back? Activate him immediately, or wait and make sure he’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing? 3:10 Paul Sporer: Not very. I don’t mess with guys in TJ returns. There’ll be ups and downs and his WHIP is already suspect so it could be 1.35+ 3:10 Tim: I’m in first place of my AL-keeper league right now, so winning is of course my number one focus. However, I still can’t help going after prospects like Fulmer, Tropeano and Manaea. Should I be dropping any of those guys for Ervin Santana, or do I keep the pups for their bigger upsides? 3:11 Paul Sporer: How the hell is Ervin Santana available in an AL only? I know his WHIP is high, but damn. Trade 2 pups for a stud and pick up Erv. 3:11 Karl Cheese: Valencia or Reddick ROS? 3:11 Paul Sporer: redd 3:11 Gest: Eickhoff v. Atl OR Miley v. Cin? 3:11 Paul Sporer: Miley. ATL can really stack lefties and they are Eick’s Kryptonite 3:16 Karl Cheese: Pick up Bauer, Rubby or Folty OR someone like Snell/Taillon as a stash? 3:16 Paul Sporer: How many teams? 3:16 Dave: Is there anything Melvin Upton has done to make this seem like a real thing? His numbers look all over the place to me. Like sure, his swinging strike rate is significantly down, but its still 13.2% 3:18 Paul Sporer: One number that jumps out is lowered infield FB rate. Meaning he’s striking the ball a lot better. Looks healthiest in a while, too. Not completely new, either, had a solid half season last yr, too. So 128 gms of solid production 3:18 Jordan: Shaw “home only player” goes 3-for-3 with a dong in KC on Tuesday… 3:19 Paul Sporer: As if one games prove anything. And nobody said he was hitting .000/.000/.000 on the road. C’mom man, you have to know how ridiculous this is, right? 3:19 Gary Bertier: Sitting on a pretty good staff so far with Carrasco as my ace and want to drop Pineda. Is he worth an Adam Duvall or streaming a pitcher? 3:20 Paul Sporer: How many tms? I advocated cutting him earlier: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/tipping-pitches-cutting-bait-on-three-top-60-arms/ 3:20 Von Schloss: Semien & Khrush are killing it HR wise but only OPSing in the 700s. Does that OPS go up or do the HR slow down? 3:20 Paul Sporer: HR likely slow down 3:20 Deodorant: Pick one of these injured sp to drop for an odor replacement when he gets suspended: Iglesias, Desclafani, E-rod 3:20 Paul Sporer: Raisel 3:20 Skyluker: Is “better than Colby Lewis” the best we can hope for from Ventura’s 2016? I am filled with regret. 3:20 Paul Sporer: LOL. It’s been really bad. It’s almost been “has to be hurt” bad 3:21 Ben: Fielder or Alvarez – ROS? 3:22 Paul Sporer: Gun emoji 3:22 Paul Sporer: Fielder, I guess. But I worry he’s hurt, tbh 3:22 Randy: Need replacement for Berrios in a redraft. Please rank for 2016: Taillon, C. Reed (CIN), Reyes (STL), Ray 3:22 Paul Sporer: Taillon, Ray, Reyes, Reed 3:22 Henry Blinkler: Is Michael Brantley going to justify the $10 I threw at him in the auction? 3:23 Paul Sporer: Probably. Not a huge bar to clear. Let’s see how he is after returning. They admitted to rushing him 3:23 Drizzy: Liriano is even more frustrating than normal this year. If you were moving him for a batter…Reddick? Holliday? 3:24 Paul Sporer: Either, really, but I’ll say Reddick bc of the chip in speed 3:31 Dan: Do your friends call you Spo? 3:31 Paul Sporer: They do not. 3:31 Pretentious BeastHound: Is Archer too much for M. Franco? Keeper league 3:31 Paul Sporer: No, I’m OK with that 3:32 CW: 10 team keeper (keep forever, up to 15)- Would you move W. Davis? What should be the return? 3:33 Paul Sporer: Don’t need the Saves? Should get a top shelf return in your chief need 3:34 seth: upton/gio/andrew miller or harvey/britton/dickey? 3:34 Paul Sporer: definitely fair. without knowing needs, I’d lean side A slightly 3:35 j-bones: got offered Tulowitzki and Wainwright for Story – I don’t really care about Waino because I think he’s cooked but is that a good buy low/sell high or am I wrong in thinking Story is going to outperform Tulo ROS 3:36 Paul Sporer: if you’re totally out on Waino, I say pass. I don’t think it’s crazy to say Story > Tulo. If you believed Waino was gonna be at least a 3.50 ERA kind of guy for a buncha innings, I think that’d be enough to close the gap 3:36 Bob Norton Jr.: I want Kershaw in a 10-team re-draft. Arenado or Miggy too much to give up? 3:36 Paul Sporer: Not at all 3:36 Paul Sporer: He’s arguably the very best player in fantasy baseball 3:37 Dan: You call him Michael Pinata because he’s full of candy right? hahaha, i get it. 3:37 Paul Sporer: LOL 3:37 Paul Sporer: Yeah, a buncha shitty candy like circus peanuts and bit o honey 3:39 Ryan : Thoughts on a returning Homer Bailey? 3:40 Paul Sporer: Out til 2017 for me. Should have some nice starts, but problem with a small sample return from TJ is that a couple bad starts can really spoil the bottom line 3:40 Dan: Sadly I dropped Odubel before the season started, but I picked up Ozuna shortly thereafter… win? 3:40 Paul Sporer: Not necessarily a flat out W (I love Odubel), but not a huge L (bc I also like Ozuna) 3:41 jays: any idea when we’ll get a new set of rankings? 3:41 Paul Sporer: Like every position? Prob mid-season. 3:41 Easy: Would easily beat you and any other 10 “experts” you choose in any $$ amount points league. Tell me who to email and we can set it up. 3:41 Paul Sporer: LOL 3:42 Paul Sporer: But for real, loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool at that. Does that ever work? 3:42 Garston: Kenta Maeda outlook? 3:43 Paul Sporer: Solid. We knew he’d come down. I had him 17th in NL in my tiers a few weeks back 3:43 CW: Would you trade for Rendon/Fielder/Darvish and give up EE/Wacha/W. Davis in a 10 team keeper league? Have Gregs, Ramos, Perkins, Zieg (Dyson on the wire still somehow). Jose F., Gausman, Stroman, Hamels, Cole, Berrios, Taillon, Cobb on my remaining pitching 3:44 Paul Sporer: That’s not bad. I think Rendon gets going, but worried about Fielder and unsure on Yu so I can see it. Not sure you need SVs, though, so maybe deal some after this trade 3:44 Earl: Best stash for 2016: Bregman, Albies, Swanson? 3:44 Paul Sporer: Breg 3:44 Mike: Last round Corey Seager and Tyler Glasnow for 2nd round Chris Sale in 12 team H2H OBP keep 8 league? Have hitting in spades (Trout, Harper, Machado) and need pitching since GRich went down (Stroman, Lackey, Porcello, Jon Gray, Aaron Sanchez, Rodon, Corbin). Hate giving up Seager and wary of Sale’s new philosophy. Thoughts? 3:45 Paul Sporer: You’re competing now and need SP so I like it. Keeper values matter, but less relevant in midst of pennant chase. Sale still dominating even with efficient, lower-K philosophy. Can still dial it up. Total stud. 3:45 Ryan: Dickerson was lumped in with Chris Carter and Khris Davis in a question above. Is that just who he’s going to be now? 3:46 Paul Sporer: Is that so bad? 30 HR, low AVG type is still pretty useful. We know Coors is worth about 50 pts of AVG… he hit .299 w/COL 3:47 Dude: Thing about Teheran for me is that’s he so up and down and then even when he’s up you may not get Ks. It’s weird, some days it’s like 8 IP 0 runs and 3K and then next time is 5 IP 5 Runs 6 Ks 3:47 Paul Sporer: That describes A LOT of pitchers outside of the top 2 tiers. I think we as a fantasy baseball community greatly overreact to every start. 3:47 Shawn: Next spec closer stash? Giles/Harris or someone else? Cishek was clean today while Benoit wasn’t sharp so that prob buys him more leash. 3:47 Paul Sporer: Giles or Benoit works for me. Giles really getting going. 3:47 Ryan: Am I crazy for trading Wacha/Joe Ross for Archer/Eugenio Suarez in a SP-critical H2H points league? My staff is deep. 3:48 Paul Sporer: Not crazy, no. I do have some concerns on Archer, but if you don’t share those, this is a good buy low 3:48 Von Schloss: Cingrani or Strickland? 3:48 Paul Sporer: Strick. I’m so out on CIN bullpen 3:48 Chance the dapper: Chances Ryu puts up similar numbers as last year? 3:48 Ombudsman: Too early to consider picking up hyun-jin ryu? Would have to drop either Pineda/Matt Moore/Gio Gonzalez though 3:49 Paul Sporer: Gonna be the final word on Ryu for today. I really like him when healthy, but he’s a major health risk. So I kinda put him in the Jaime Garcia level of SP. Go ahead and scoop him if you can stash in most lgs (prob not 10 teamers yet), but know there’s big risk from health 3:49 LOL: Swihart has a big bat? LOL 3:50 Paul Sporer: Who said that? If you’re going to be snarky, you should at least pay attention to what’s being said, ya know? 3:50 Cecil: Verlander looking hella good again. He has 3 pitches looking nice 3:51 Paul Sporer: has 2 bad starts this year. They were really bad (7 ER each), but otherwise v good. Not his ace-self, but very fantasy viable 3:51 Russ: any chance Mike Napoli stays relevant? 3:51 Paul Sporer: Ya, sleep apnea in check. Playing healthy for the first time in a while 3:51 Sam Dyson: Any hope for Andrew Heaney this year or next? 3:51 Paul Sporer: Probably next. 3:51 seth: Harvey or Kluber better ros? 3:51 Paul Sporer: Hard to split. I’ll say Harvey bc of NL (so many tms tanking in NL) 3:51 Matt: Adam Jones and Felix Hernandez for Jose Abreu? Decent trade or do I need more in a dynasty league? 3:52 Paul Sporer: That’s fair for Abreu. 3:52 ctw: is folty 10 team relevant? W+QS 3:52 Paul Sporer: No 3:52 CW: Countering a proposal for Manny in a keeper (keep forever 10 tm) league….Asking for Cain/Sano/Stras…too much? Manny has SS elg (I have bregman for long term). Would you do it? 3:52 Paul Sporer: No, not too much. The keeper element and SS elig. certainly allow you to ask for a mint. He’s a top 5 player easily. 3:52 Melvin: I’m desperate for saves. Giving up JoFer to land Kenley too much? 3:53 Paul Sporer: if it’s 1:1 yes. But if you’re getting other stuff, I’m OK using a stud to plug needs 3:53 Marty: Wainwright will finished with a 3.30 ERA and 175 K’s. Calling it now. 3:54 Paul Sporer: Is that Marty Wainwright? Maaaaybe on the ERA, but there is no chance on the Ks. He’d have to fan more than a batter per inning rest of way 3:54 Jung-Ho Kang’s Knowing Stare: Do you find yourself being the “villain” of a lot of your non-expert fantasy leagues? In that, other teams are working harder to beat you, and may make slightly more favorable trades with your competition? 3:55 Paul Sporer: I find that they don’t want to trade with me as much, assuming I know something about the guys I want which can be frustrating, espec. since I’m always trying to construct solid win-win deals 3:55 ctw: nvm on Folty just looked closer at his stats LOL 3:55 Paul Sporer: missed this before posting, no prob 3:55 John: Is JD Martinez OK again? You trashed him yesterday yet he’s hit 5 HR in his past 10 games 3:56 Paul Sporer: Wait when did I trash him? He’s literally my favorite player next to Curtis Granderson. I honestly haven’t said a single bad word about him this year. 3:56 Dweeb: You’ve been a huge help to my team this year Paul! Another question–should I trade Felix in a dynasty for Piscotty? I feel like my window to sell Felix may be closing. 3:56 Paul Sporer: Thanks! And yes I would do that. 3:56 Bart: Trade Ventura for Hector Santiago a fair deal? 3:56 Paul Sporer: ya, it’s fair 3:56 Joe: Should Yasmany Tomas be owned in a 12tm h2h league? Better option than Lamb at 3B? 3:57 Paul Sporer: He’s close (and this coming from a Tomas hater who is changing his tune some). Still favor Lamb. We discussed him a lot yesterday: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/the-sleeper-and-the-bust-episode-346-grounder-day/ 3:57 Corky: Grandal or Cervelli ROS in an OBP league? 3:57 Paul Sporer: Cerv 3:57 The Boss: Any chance you can restore my faith in Puig? 3:58 Paul Sporer: I can’t sit here and tell you it’s been GOOD, but it hasn’t just been a skills cratering to get to this 77 wRC+. There’s been some bad luck, too. Flaws are eminently correctable. I’m still holding. At least another couple of weeks. 3:58 Garth: You taking the over or under on 35 HR’s for Khrush Davis? 3:59 Paul Sporer: Under. But over 30. 3:59 John: Sold my Diaz and JBJ for Story. Did I make a mistake? 3:59 Paul Sporer: Not necessarily. Two sell-highs for a buy-high. I consider myself a JBJ guy for sure, but it’s not like he’s shown a ton of skills changes behind this, I just like his game. Story has Coors protecting his biggest flaw, has pwr/spd, and plays a premium pos 4:00 Paul Sporer: I don’t have a great read on Aledmys, btw 4:00 Qwerty: Sam Dyson gonna run away with the gig? 4:00 Paul Sporer: if they stay as-is. But if they acquire someone, which is very possible, then he goes back to setup 4:00 Minty: Is Urias getting the typical prospect overhype, or is he worth getting that excited about? 4:01 Paul Sporer: Little column A, little column B. All top prospects have a little overhype bc we focus on their upper reaches as if they’ll come to the majors ready day 1. But he’s special. 4:01 Dweeb: Now that manny is SS eligible, what should I do with Suarez and Cozart? Other owners in the 12 team dynasty don’t seem interested, but it’s tough to cut guys like that. 4:01 Paul Sporer: it is tough to cut them, but if there isn’t much interest and you have other needs, I’d do it. Cozy goes first for me 4:01 John: Sell CMart or hold and hope for better days ahead? His numbers are nowhere near as good as last year and besides him I have Lester, Carrasco, Kluber, Hill, Raisel, Conley, and Hendricks 4:02 Paul Sporer: Ks are down, but hard to be upset w/3.14 ERA & 1.05 WHIP. I understand that LOB% and BABIP suggest worse days ahead so I get trying to sell him. But it’s not like he’s trash 4:02 OddBall Herrera: Not playing for this year, and I’m pretty ok in the outfield, but I’m thinking of stashing a guy to see if I luck into an elite player. Who would you use the spot on, Mazara or Benintendi? 4:02 Paul Sporer: Maz 4:02 rustydude: How many more HR’s does Semien hit this year? 4:02 Paul Sporer: 13 4:03 CW: Thoughts on Archer in a keeper league? Worth pursuing at a discounted price? Will he “right” the ship? Keep forever league 4:03 Paul Sporer: I’m definitely concerned. Just not commanding like last year (and years before). Has injury precursors with prime velo and heavy slider usage. that said, if the discount is sharp enough, I’m down to buy. 4:03 Matt: Do you like Rich Hill or Taijuan Walker more for this season? 4:03 Paul Sporer: Walker, but I’m back in on Hill after panicking early 4:03 DW: Assuming he gets activated, do you start Darvish against Pittsburgh? Also–Boxberger or Colome?? 4:04 Paul Sporer: I assume you paid a decent price for him, so I’d be inclined to start him bc his talent is such that he can rip anyone as long as he’s healthy. With TJ there is no rhyme or reason to struggles. Some days they just don’t have it (go look at Waino’s return season… just had some random 5-6 ER outings) 4:04 Corky: Stroman or Quintana ROS? 4:05 Paul Sporer: Q, slightly. Has 3 200 IP seasons under his belt. Stro yet to log one. 4:05 Ombudsman: Start Addison Russell or Derek Dietrich at 2B? (Keeping Gordon on my bench) 4:06 Paul Sporer: Addy (though I’m pro-DD in a lot of cases) 4:06 Joe D: Benoit or Doolittle better option for holds and possible saves? Madsen overrated. 30% line drive rate 4:07 Paul Sporer: You don’t think the 30% LD rate is fishy with the rest of the profile? Hard% way down. Still getting tons of swings-and-misses. I’ll say Doodoo for HDs, but not sure Madson is overrated 4:07 Nergal: Paul, you need to branch out from your hip-hop hole. Extreme metal can be twice as exhilarating… 4:07 Paul Sporer: I’m all set, thanks! 🙂 4:08 J: Drop any of trace, Dietrich, grichuk, Domingo for Mallex Smith in 14 team OBP? 4:08 Paul Sporer: Need speed? Drop Domingo for him if so 4:08 Jeff: Best local beer in Austin? 4:08 Paul Sporer: I don’t drink, sorry 4:08 Reginald Denton III: Franco or Carpenter ROS? 4:08 Paul Sporer: Coinflip, but I lean to higher upside which is Franco 4:09 fresh basil: Buchter, Giles, Knebel worth speculative stashes for next year? I’m done this year. Any others? 4:09 Paul Sporer: Giles. But trying to spec saves a month out is hard enough let alone a year out 4:09 Adam: Been shopping CCarter in 10 tm OBP H2H league, with no success — I may be aiming too high (shot down when I asked for Nola, for example) What’s a fair return among SP for him? Among OF? 4:10 Paul Sporer: Ya, that’s too high. i think everyone knows his story. Super streaky power bat. Maybe try for teammate Jimmy Nelson? OF-wise, buy low on Soler? 4:10 Joba: Berrios or Velazquez in dynasty? 4:10 Paul Sporer: VV 4:10 Eel: I think you have talked about it on the pod, but Glasnow or Taillon? 4:10 Paul Sporer: Taillon for me 4:10 Brewers Manager: Can Villar steal 50 bases this year? 4:11 Paul Sporer: Possible, yeah, but I’d say more 35-40 4:11 Eric: What do you think about Villar? Can he be a top 5 SS ROS? 4:12 Paul Sporer: Meant to put both Villar things are once. That BABIP will come down and he’s more a .270 hitter. But .270-8 HR-40 SB will push for top 5 4:12 Reginald Denton III: Rank Dozier, Forsythe, Odor ROS 4:12 Paul Sporer: reverse order of your list 4:12 Henri: Blood-for-saves 10-team re-draft with zero closers but plenty of SP3’s on the wire. In a roster crunch, would you drop a Wacha or Tanaka-type if another Dyson came out of nowhere? 4:12 Paul Sporer: man that’s tough. I think those are closer to SP2s. Trade market not viable here? 4:12 Shawn: Is IFFB% easily correctable? Puig’s number was off the charts last time I looked 4:13 Paul Sporer: Not necessarily EASY, but definitely correctable. Sometimes it means a guy is a click off, other times he is way off. Since we’re still seeing some positive aspects from Puig, I tend to believe the former so I’m standing pat with him 4:13 Ha: Everyone ridiculous for calling you out? Ha ok 4:15 Paul Sporer: What? Are you the guy who used one game of Travis Shaw on the road to refute that he’s a home-only guy? I have no problem with pushback on my thoughts, but there is no world where a one game sample refutes a point. Ha ok. 4:15 Mirth: First time playing 10-team. Any general advice for this format? 4:15 Paul Sporer: Acquire as much star talent as possible. Take chances. 4:15 Diamond Joe Quimby: You guys said on the pod that you’d take Ramos over Grandal. Does Grandal’s average exit velocity at least suggest better days might be ahead? He’s been pretty awful lately. 4:16 Paul Sporer: Ya the biggest issue with Grandal isn’t talent, it’s health. Makes sense that he took PEDs in SD bc they help keep you on the field which has been his biggest issue. 4:16 Ha: No, but one game of Michael Fulmer sure changed your thoughts. Ha ok. 4:16 Paul Sporer: What? 4:17 Paul Sporer: What are you talking about? Like seriously, what precisely are you talking about? The fact that I said he could get sent out when Greene returns? You do know that Al Avila decides that, right? Not me. 4:17 Cybo: Why are so many experts saying hold Pineda? He’s been hot garbage so far. 4:17 Cybo: Who are some buy low SPs you’re targeting? Please don’t say Pineda. 4:17 Paul Sporer: Been out for a while http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/tipping-pitches-cutting-bait-on-three-top-60-arms/ 4:18 Whip Appeal: How would one quantify verlander being the best overall fantasy player in the game? My friend thinks he couldn’t be b/c he doesnt play every day like a position player. 4:18 Paul Sporer: Are you messing with me? Love JV, but he’s obviously not close to the best player in the game. 4:18 B: Stop answering Ha. Severino or Snell ROS redraft league. 4:18 Paul Sporer: Snell. Sevvy hurting and wasn’t looking v good when pitching. Take a shot on Blake. 4:18 Art: Didn’t see you cover it but where do you see Matt Harvey finishing for the remainder of the year?? 4:19 Paul Sporer: I still like him, but I think stamina is an issue right now. There was talk of him being plump coming into the season and perhaps fitness is playing a role as he can’t make it through the lineup 3x rn. I’ll still say top 25, though 4:19 Jason: 5×5 Roto with OBP Instead of AVG. Who got the best of this trade – Syndergaard for Story & Piscotty 4:20 Paul Sporer: How many teams? 4:20 Jalap Eno: if you’ll indulge a non-fantasy question – is Mets/Nats going to be the most exciting divisional race? 4:20 Paul Sporer: Probably. SF-LAD pretty good, too 4:20 Alex: Thanks for the chats, Paul. Always look forward to them! 4:20 Paul Sporer: Np Alex. thanks for coming out 4:21 tonyc: Please tell me that Brandon Drury isn’t going to be a victim of Chip Hale trying to find playing time for Michael Freaking Bourn. 4:21 Paul Sporer: i wish I could. I really wish I could, lol 4:21 Whip Appeal: Sorry, that was mean to be Kershaw, not verlander 4:23 Paul Sporer: I mean, you can use dollar values or something like ESPN’s Player Rater (though I think Altuve is ahead of him). you can pt out how he’s 1 of 9 compared to a hitter being 1 of 14 on your roster and so his excellence means even more to the bottom line. Honestly, I’d just link his BRef page and make your buddy prove how he isn’t. Just bc a hitter plays every day doesn’t mean he’s worth more. That’s some 1990s shit right there. I feel like we’re way beyond that these days 4:24 tonyc: Dynasty trade: My Suarez + Welington Castillo for his Pedroia, Wil Myers. Tempting, but I’m worried about Pedroia’s injury risk, not totally buying that Myers has things figured out, and I think Suarez looks like a perennial top 5-7 SS if he stays eligible there. 4:24 Paul Sporer: My pushback would be, how is Suarez more proven than Myers? 4:24 Cam: Can keep 2 more years. Rank AJ Reed, Glasnow, Taillon, Giolito, JP Crawford 4:24 Paul Sporer: Crawford, Reed, Gio are my faves 4:25 Cybo: Just wanted to let you know so you can get back to being cool again that Drake sucks. 4:25 Paul Sporer: I’m glad I didn’t give you any buy low SPs 4:25 JAL: Side A: Fielder and Mazara Side B: Hosmer and Span. 12-team 5×5 redraft. Thanks! 4:25 Paul Sporer: Side B 4:26 Paul Sporer: Cybo, what makes you think your opinion of Drake should matter to me in the least? Music is subjective. You don’t have to like him. Just don’t click the links I post, but otherwise you can jam your msg. 4:26 JAL: Thanks, just made the trade for side B! 4:26 Paul Sporer: Nice! 4:27 Heyward’s Bat: I’m swinging over the ball a lot and inducing a lot of weak grounders. Yes I hit my first home run the other day, but not much otherwise. What kind of pitcher range would you trade me for in a 3 OF OBP/AVG league? Walker or Nola too low? 4:27 Paul Sporer: It’s your wrist. I’m hoping the HR is a sign that it’s feeling better. Frankly, you might not be able to get either of those arms 4:27 Ha: Paul, on your podcast with Eno you gushed about Fulmer and said you liked him more than any other rookie SP. You didn’t feel that way prior to his callup. So yes, youre guilty of one game rash decisions. 4:28 Paul Sporer: He’s pitched 4 games. Opinions change as information comes in. You can’t truly be this dense, right? 4:34 Ha: He pitched 4 games when you guys discussed his first start? Interesting 4:34 Paul Sporer: I’m still not sure what you’re whining about. 4:34 Saul: Wtf is wrong with Coghlan? I thought he’d be a decent 2B in AL only. 4:35 Paul Sporer: Me too. Power is there, but rest has been rough. Whiffing too much. Not giving up in AL only, but leash has shortened 4:35 Ha: i’ll gladly provide the podcast # and time when you return next week and then you can apologize to everyone 4:36 Paul Sporer: Apologize for what? What exactly is your problem? You haven’t really explained what you’re whining about. You’re made that I like Fulmer? What about it? I still like him. But I can see him being sent down for Greene. So what is your hang up? 4:36 JohnnyFive: WTF is wrong with Ha? I thought he’d have something better to do with his day than try and tear somebody down to try and make himself feel better about his life. 4:36 Paul Sporer: I’m trying to figure it out, but I’m coming up short. 4:36 uru: Do you like Tony Kemp in a 12-team AL-only OPS keeper? 4:36 Paul Sporer: Ya I’d take a shot in AL 4:36 tonyc: Brian Dozier is a total mess. Everyone keeps saying he’ll turn it on, but I see nothing watching his ABs to give me hope. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? 4:38 Paul Sporer: I understand the concern for sure, but the profile does offer some hope. Soft% is the only thing really askew. If he’s hiding injury then obv that’s an issue, but otherwise, i can see him getting back on track and popping HRs with a .240 AVG 4:38 Ha: Has nothing to do with him being sent down. You said you can’t change an opinion based on one game. You did with Fulmer. 4:38 Paul Sporer: How so? 4:38 Ha: Dont knock people in here looking for advice who make assumptions on one game the same way your opinion changed based on one guys start. You both will end up being wrong, well you already have been 4:38 Paul Sporer: And if you honestly think 1 start = 1 batter game, then I really can’t help you 4:38 Paul Sporer: So that really kills any point you’d hope to have from the start. But what did I change on Fulmer 4:39 uru: Andriese or Clevinger ROS 4:39 Paul Sporer: Clevinger, I really like him. Looked sharp even with that rough sixth 4:40 Paul Sporer: Ok, so Ha definitely was the guy who cited the Travis Shaw game as a reason he’s not a home-only guy, right? And he got mad that I dismissed it. And I think he’s saying I made some change on Fulmer but I can’t quite figure out what change he’s talking about. 4:40 Paul Sporer: But again, 1 start isn’t the same as 1 game for a position player so it renders his entire point meaningless 4:40 Frank: I’m in a 10-team dynasty, and sold Felix for Miggy. How did I do? 4:40 Paul Sporer: A++ 4:40 Art: I’m mixed on the new chance album, what’s your favourite tune? Also 12 tm league obp I have done well in pitching thanks to the pod, currently have Nola c mart Harvey bum Velasquez and shark, thinking of trading bum for stud hitter with h r and obp who should I target? (Sorry the long message) 4:41 Paul Sporer: No Problem is my jam. I like selling Bum for premium bat. Basically anyone outside of first rd is viable 4:41 Tony: Giles hasn’t REALLY gotten going. Still lots of hits. 4:42 Paul Sporer: I don’t really agree there. Guy in May has been way better than April version. Velo rising. Gave up a bunch hits in Apr, but we’re talking recently. 4:43 canofcorn66: I have too many IFs in my weekly 14 tm keeper. Who should I try to move among Schoop/Travis; Kang/Semien; Lamb/Prado? 4:43 Paul Sporer: Kang prob highest equity in market 4:43 Josh: Would you trade Carlos Martinez and Adam Conley for Verlander and Mazara in a 12 team keeper league 4:43 Paul Sporer: I’m OK with that if you need hitting more than pitching 4:43 Sid: Need to plan for Carrasco’s return. What should I do? SP are DeGrom, Strasburg, Stroman, Maeda, and Nola 4:44 Paul Sporer: Well the trade market should provide returns as you have lots of nice arms there. How much do you need hitting? If it’s just a little, focus on the last 3. If you need a huge bat, offer up the first two 4:44 isaac s: dozier for sonny gray, which side do you take 4:44 Paul Sporer: Sonny 4:45 Spaceman Spiff: Could I cobble together a decent 3b with Justin Turner & Plouffe? 12 team mixed OBP/SLG 4:45 Paul Sporer: ya i think so 4:45 Nick: Benoit going to be closing soon in SEA? 4:45 Paul Sporer: I think SEA has a longer leash for Cishek than we in the fantasy market would 4:45 GMF: Pretty good comp http://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-mlb/ddrysdale/tigers-gm-al-avila-on-michael-fulmer-he-reminds-me-a-lot-of-verlander/71601/ 4:45 uru: Where will Joey Gallo be traded? 4:45 Paul Sporer: Milwaukee in a LuCroy deal? 4:45 Guest: 10 team redraft: Archer for T.Walker and C.Seager. Which side? 4:45 Paul Sporer: Side b for sure 4:46 Joe: Could you please rank Clevenger, Karns, and Manaea ROS? 4:46 Paul Sporer: Karns is ahead of both bc he has a spot locked down. I still like Manaea more than Clev if Manaea gets to stick 4:46 JohnnyFive: Ha, if you don’t like or trust Paul’s advice, leave and go read chats of people that you like or trust. No analyst is ever going t be 100% on everybody. Analysis is a fluid process. Get over it. 4:46 Paul Sporer: Yeah I’m just not sure what he’s so bent about. 4:46 Ha: i don’t think anything. I didn’t ask the Shaw question. But you knocked a guy for doing the same thing you did 4:47 Paul Sporer: Again – and definitely for the last time – no I didn’t. You still haven’t outlined “what i did” and 1 gm for a batter is nowhere near the same as 1 start so you comparison just doesn’t work at all. 4:47 uru: Will the Austin Jackson rebecome hisself or is that flame exting’d? 4:48 Paul Sporer: Soft spot for AJax from his Tigers days, but he’s league avg at best 4:48 Ha: 1 Start doesn’t have to be equal to 1 batter game to still be ridiculous. Did all SP’s who threw a gem in game 1 of 2016 change your mind too? 4:48 Paul Sporer: K bye. 4:48 tonyc: Best arm to sell high on in dynasty: Velasquez, Conley, Tillman, Hendricks 4:48 Paul Sporer: VV gonna bring the most back 4:48 Minty: If I’m stashing Urias in a deep keeper, is that me just getting too excited? 4:48 Paul Sporer: No, I’m cool with it 4:48 Mr. Plow, that’s my name: Sid’s question makes it sound like he wants to plan a party for Carrasco when he comes back, and he wants to assign his other SPs different jobs 4:49 Paul Sporer: LOOOOL 4:49 Colin: Verlander, Odorizzi, F Liriano ROS? 4:49 Paul Sporer: That’s the order I have em 4:49 Ha: At least we know you don’t have an explanation. Thanks for finally proving that 4:49 Paul Sporer: I just can’t help myself… an explanation for what?????? 4:51 Paul Sporer: What crime do you think I committed? You haven’t explained yourself. And you’re still acting like 1 game = 1 start which is just plain stupid. You’re mad that I like Fulmer over Manaea and Berrios? Because why? And then what do you think has changed? Berrios is sent down and Manaea is on the cusp of it. So either explain what you’re talking about or just stop talking. You’re making zero sense and I really shouldn’t have given you this much time, but I’m a sucker for defending myself against clowns. 4:51 Spaceman Spiff: “I don’t think anything.” – Ha 4:51 Paul Sporer: Truer words…. 4:51 Nate: This Ha crap better not come up again next week. Definitely ruining the chat. 4:51 Paul Sporer: Fair enough, Nate. It’s done. Even if he responds with an actual point….. LOL at that happening, though 4:51 Paul Sporer: Let’s push through 4:51 Buff: Very deep NL only, rank: Solarte, Wallace, Hernan Perez. 4:52 Paul Sporer: Is Solarte on rehab? I like him. 4:52 Mike: B Hamilton and B Burns just dropped, in need of SB, worth a 5 waiver in 12 team to pick up 1, if so which 1? 4:52 Paul Sporer: Burns. Just a better hitter 4:52 tonyc: Anything to see with Mike Minor looking decent in rehab starts? Good chance he cracks the top 50 once he’s up? 4:53 Paul Sporer: He has one good, one awful in the rehabs I think, right? Top 50 is really ambitious. I’d say top 100 would be a win 4:53 Kris: Soler was dropped in my 14 team mixed…that’s too deep a league for him to be floating around isn’t it? Would you drop CDick for him? 4:54 Paul Sporer: It’s borderline and I’m not sure I’d cut CDick. At least CD has guaranteed PT. 4:54 Mike: Is Rodon and/or Wood worth a 6th SP spot in 12 team? 4:55 Paul Sporer: I prefer Rodon, but he’s still developing. I thought he’d be ready for a bigger step this year and he could still get better this summer, obv, but he’s not as ready as I thought he might be 4:55 CW: Manny for Harvey/C. Seager- keeps forever, 10 tm, SS elg for Manny next. Sorry for all the manny questions- just trying to explore my possibilities here! 4:55 Paul Sporer: in 10 tm, it’s Manny for me. I wanna accumulate superstars in 10-team. Seager could be too, but Manny already is 4:55 Why?: Why are you continuing to indulge this Ha joker? Are there so few questions in the chat that you need to feed this troll to kill time? 4:56 Paul Sporer: No, you’re right. I’m just a sucker for clowns. I don’t mind being challenged, but I get frustrated when it’s unfounded horseshit like that 4:56 B: Paul, here are my SPs in 5×5 H2H redraft: Lester, Keuchel, Smyly, JV, VV, Nola, JRoss, Yu (DL). You already suggested drop Severino for Snell. Everything else looking good here? 4:57 Paul Sporer: Ya that’s solid. Snell is a nice stash, but if something else pops up on the wire before he comes back, you can move him out 4:57 Marc: Paul, my man… lets say Zeigler falters. I’m kinda thinking the d-backs slot clippard ahead of Hudson because of the $$$ involved/veteran thing, because ya know, they’re kinda dumb. Sound plausible? 4:57 Paul Sporer: Perfectly plausible 5:00 Duda Abides: Taillon or Snell ROS? 12 teams. 5:01 Paul Sporer: Snell, but it’s close. I just think Taillon will be on tighter IP leash given 2 missed seasons 5:01 Jalap Eno: rank em: Summer Friends, Same Drugs, Angels, No Problem, All Night 5:02 Paul Sporer: No Problem, All Night, Summer Friends, Angels, Same Drugs – that was hard… man I love this album! 5:03 Paul Sporer: Except No Problem was easy #1 for me 5:08 Bob: Do you like Alex Wood at all? 5:08 Paul Sporer: I don’t, really 5:08 CW: Cut Berrios for Verlander, Conley? Keeper 10 tm 5:08 Paul Sporer: for JV for sure. Really surprised he’s available. I know I’m a JV honk, but he needs to be a on team 5:08 Paul Sporer: on a* 5:08 Edwin: What’s wrong with me? 5:08 Paul Sporer: You’re in my chat instead of batting practice 5:09 Paul Sporer: Honestly, nothin really. I mean, you haven’t been fully yourself, but within range of outcomes not to be worried. I see a patented EE run soon. Buy! 5:11 Spaceman Spiff: Any chance Erasimo Ramirez is a relevant SP this season? 5:12 Paul Sporer: There’s a chance, but I don’t feel as good as I did last month (is that OK, Ha?). They have 4 locked in and then chose Andriese over him. I think they like him as swingman. But Moore and Smyly have wonky health records so I’m not completely ruling it out 5:12 Scooper: Ayy Paulie! Thinking about unloading Brantley. What should I expect in return? Have a solid OF without him 5:13 Paul Sporer: It’s a tough time to sell, but you can still get a viable piece. Odorizzi perhaps? 5:13 Brad: You are quite popular 5:13 Paul Sporer: Nah, these aren’t all fans 🙂 5:13 chris: How do you feel about jay bruce? Just a hot streak or a bit of a comeback year? 5:14 Paul Sporer: A bit of both. I’d say 20 HR/.260 rest of way 5:14 Bobby: Do you buy on Junior Guerra? 5:15 Paul Sporer: Going to investigate him more v soon and he’ll be discussed on a pod next week, but the boxscore scouting has me intrigued, espec. 11 Ks v. CHC 5:15 The Bart Man: hold or drop M Moore? Not much available 5:15 Paul Sporer: How many tms? 5:15 labambasaurus: i just sent mallex smith, bobby Bradley and jake Thompson to a guy for Justin upton. y/n? (my OFers are gattis, c.gomez, kemp. with buxton and gallo waiting) 5:15 Paul Sporer: Yeah I like that 5:15 tonyc: Is Jepsen even worth rostering in 10-team 5×5 with 4 RP slots? Once in a blue moon saves don’t seem to be worth the ratio risk. 5:16 Paul Sporer: Ya I’m with ya. I’d rather a Hector Neris-type even though he’s not closing 5:16 Cybo: Who are some “buy low” SPs you’re targeting? 5:16 Paul Sporer: Drake. 5:16 Tony: Alex Wood is totally that “fool me once, shame on you” guy! 5:16 Paul Sporer: Exactly! 5:16 S: Wil Myers…..can he live up to his potential? Been pretty bad in May. 5:17 Paul Sporer: Was pretty good in April, though. Health is always a concern and he’s battled calf and forearm recently. I don’t think it’s skills, it’s injuries. 5:17 Yo: Any Anderson Paak love? Dude is pretty great. 5:18 Paul Sporer: What should I check out of his? Unfamiliar with him. 5:18 tonyc: How much of Franco’s failure to fully break out are you putting on his approach vs. the lack of talent around him in the order? 5:20 Paul Sporer: I kinda disagree with the initial premise, though. He’s pacing toward 30-100 on that team – something we’d have thought was a pipedream in March. AVG is off, but like I said earlier, he’s a hot streak from batting .280. I’m buying 5:20 mike: deep rotation w mad max stras Felix nola maeda zimmerman. crap corner ifs. you giving scherzer for Hosmer and wade davis 5:20 mike: can’t seem to get any value for my sps 5:20 Paul Sporer: That’s not too bad of a deal. I’d prefer a more premium bat, but Davis is a beast closer so it’s a good deal 5:21 Rolling Stone Agrees: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/chance-the-rapper-coloring-book-20160518 5:21 Paul Sporer: My buddy called it a sequel to TLOP which fits. I heard he can’t get Grammy nominations bc it’s not for sale which is so bunk 5:21 The Bart Man: If Maybin keeps doing his best Rajai Davis impression think they move him up? 5:22 Paul Sporer: Who do you move down, though? JD getting going again and I’m not taking Kins out of leadoff just for a speedier element 5:22 Tinkers, Evers, Chance the Rappe: Thinking of offering Trumbo+Archer for Betts+Britton (AL only) as I could use more speed. Seem fair? 5:22 Paul Sporer: Definitely. Might not get it done, but definitely fair 5:22 tonyc: Re: Minor, By “good” I meant his FB was sitting mid 90s and had 12 Ks in 7 2/3 IP. 5:23 Paul Sporer: That’s fair. But yeah, I’d still say top 100 is a win. Maaaaybe top 75. Just a tough one to peg rn 5:23 Spaceman Spiff: The Ha thing was a misunderstanding. When you said Fulmar would get sent down when Greene’s back, he took it as you trashing Fulmar after a small sample 5:23 Paul Sporer: He doubled down when I made clear that I was just saying that’s what the Tigers would do. I MUUUUCH prefer him to Pelf, but they’re paying Pelf 8 milly 5:24 Jalap Eno: your chats seem to be 2-3x longer than everyone else’s. just want you to know that it’s highly appreciated! 5:24 Paul Sporer: Thanks! They probably have cooler lives. Also it took me too long to get your name, but I died when I finally did 5:24 Kris: You and Eno both got love for Snell. Would dropping Ventura for him be worth it? No idea when Snell is getting back up 5:24 Paul Sporer: How many tm lg? AL Only? 5:25 Saul: Paul, there is some absolutely killer wild hog bow hunting just outside of Austin. Ever partake? 5:25 Paul Sporer: I haven’t. I’ve hunted once and it was upper peninsula in MI 5:25 Sid: Well you guys are no help. 5:26 Paul Sporer: Whattya mean, I answered the Carrasco question! 5:26 LudeBurger: how are you still going?? 5:26 Paul Sporer: I’m a beast! 5:26 Terrance: Franco for Odubel? 5:26 Paul Sporer: Fair deal 5:26 RK: you have to stop….i’ll never have time to read all of this. 5:26 Paul Sporer: Hahaha, sorry. You can skip the part where I got into a dumb argument 5:26 Bobby: How’s better ROS? Michael Saunders or Cameron Maybin? 5:27 Paul Sporer: That’s a needs-based one for me. Both are injury risks due to shoddy health records. Saunders is power-speed (though he hasn’t run this year) and Maybin is speed-power (no HRs yet, but only 3 games) 5:28 labambasaurus: pick one, or two or rank ’em? mike clevinger, Derek Holland, mike bolsinger, kyle Gibson, danny duffy, Koehler, medlen, chase Anderson, shoemaker, ivan nova, my mom? (im leaning dh, kg, ca, dd, mc, km, shoe, ia, tk, mb) and what is my deal with danny duffy? 5:29 Paul Sporer: Your mom is #1 in my heart. I’m finally over Holland. Is Duffy starting? Medlen looks like toast rn. Maybe just needs a DL stint. I’ll go Gibby, Bolsinger, Clev (though this better be pretty deep bc he might not even be up for good yet) 5:29 Kobe: My Brantley, Story and Moore for his Correa and Nola. Yes right? 5:30 Paul Sporer: Major yes 5:30 Kris: Does Bauer keep his rotation spot once Carrasco is back? 5:30 Paul Sporer: Depends on Clevinger, though I think Bauer will get preference 5:30 John: Pick one catcher for ROS in a 6X6 with OBP…Grandal, Martin, Realmuto, Hundley or Gomes 5:30 Paul Sporer: JTR 5:31 Anderson .Paak: Listen to Malibu or Venice or Dr. Dre’s Compton. He is all over it. 5:31 Paul Sporer: Thanks. Favorited both on Tidal. Will listen tonight while streaming some MLB on Twitch 5:32 The Bart Man: 12 teams 5:32 Paul Sporer: That’s for the Moore q, right? You can cut him, but if nothing grabs you on the wire, just bench him and wait a lil 5:32 The Bart Man: But couldn’t they go Maybin, Kins, Cabrera, V Mart/JD? 5:32 Paul Sporer: Sure, they could, but I don’t think they should 5:32 Jim: is piscotty enough for price? What about jd martinez? 5:33 Paul Sporer: If you catch the right person who is a Pisc fan, then maybe, but probably not. JDM much closer, IMO 5:33 Bobby: What’s up with Rendon? Rather have him or Phillips ROS? 5:33 Paul Sporer: Struggling a bit, but I buy a rebound looking at his profile. Would cut for BP 5:33 Diamond Joe Quimby: Ditto on Anderson Paak… “Waters” is my favorite, and I really like The Bird 5:33 Paul Sporer: Excellent. Looking fwd to listening 5:33 Bravo: Spaceman Spiff= top notch handle 5:33 Paul Sporer: It really is! 5:33 Francus: Paul!!! Please please rank these guys based on how worried you are down the road. Keuchel, Kluber, Archer, King Felix, Harvey. Thanks you’re the best. 5:36 Paul Sporer: From most to least worried: Keuchel, Archer, Felix, Harvey, Kluber 5:36 Paul Sporer: 5:36 Minty: You my friend are a chatting champ 5:36 Paul Sporer: Thanks! 5:38 Cybo: Also apologies for repeating a question. I read the whole chats on FG and hadn’t gotten that far yet because work is always getting in the way of the important things. 5:39 Paul Sporer: I’d prefer an apology for the hurtful things you said about Drake! 5:39 Von Schloss: If Liam Hendriks gets over this injury do you see him being a big part of the Oakland BP? 5:39 Paul Sporer: Like a solid MR, but it’s Mad/Doo for SVs 5:39 TrusttheProcess: With Harper getting the Bonds treatment, does that affect his line ROS heavily? Lineup is not too pretty 5:41 Paul Sporer: I like the lineup alright. Some intriguing pieces that should get better (Rendon, Revere, and ZImm). 5:41 Von Schloss: This chat rocks. Thanks, Paul! 5:41 LudeBurger: you are an animal!! 5:41 Thats what she said: Dont stop. Power through! 5:41 The old professor: Conforto for Addison Russell. 12 team keep 8 forever league. I have starlin Castro and Andrus at the moment 5:41 Paul Sporer: Addy, but they’re close 5:42 Jacoby Ellsbury: Don’t look now but while healthy I have been decent…ros value? 5:43 Paul Sporer: More of the same? Slightly above avg wRC+ with SBs. Prob a bit more punch (6-9 HRs) 5:43 Cybo: PS Drake is the GOAT. 5:43 Paul Sporer: LOL good save 5:43 Cybo: Got some depth at OF. Who would you shop first among Hanley, Maz, Sano, or Odubel? 12 tm 6×6 (ops,qs). Leaning Hanley. Could always use more arms in a H2H. Any buy lows you could suggest? 5:44 Paul Sporer: Hanley if the market is there, but I think a lot of have soured on him overall (not me, btw, I love a healthy Hanley). So I think Sano/Maz gonna draw most bites in market 5:44 Jordan: You knock the 1-game refutation of Shaw being home-only, but you got the home-away point from Eno who admitted it was only a couple hundred PA and too noisy. Considering how much narrower those OPS splits will be if he pops 2 or 3 more road homers, and considering that fact that he’s a player with a new skill-set we’re kind of all still evaluating, I think it’s definitely too early for you to parrot Eno’s theory as “an actual thing” for Shaw evals, like straight-up calling him a double platooner. 5:44 Bobby: Thanks for the reply! Love the chat! Brett Gardner is in the WW, would you rather him over Saunders/Maybin? I could use both the HRs and SBs hahaha (12 teams) 5:46 Paul Sporer: Is Travis Shaw in here? The home-only thing was ancillary to the fact that’s a platoon option. Is looking at BRef splits “Eno’s theory”? I have the internet too. Damn, I hurt some feelings with that take, huh? 5:48 Paul Sporer: Shaw also had a .660 OPS on the road last year. So it’s 1.014 at home in 220 PA, .660 away in 197 PA. His entire sample is 2/3rds of a season so it’s all noisy. Not sure why this upset so many (or just one since Ha probably = Jordan) of you. Jeez. 5:50 Paul Sporer: Bobby, I’d take Gardner over both 5:50 Cecil: What is your Bath Room strategy for this chat? 5:50 Paul Sporer: Check the timestamps, there are definite breaks in there. I even took Charlotte out earlier and checked the mail 5:50 Cybo: Are you buying or selling Castellanos in a keeper? 5:51 Paul Sporer: Buying. But just for the sake of knowing, how many tms? 5:51 Cecil: Are you into Kendrick Lamar at all? I think he is a god! (This is the longest chat evah, so cool) 5:51 Paul Sporer: I love Kendrick. 5:51 Eat My Shorts: Cueto looking good. Expectations ROS? 5:52 Paul Sporer: He’s a fantasy ace for me. 5:52 Paul Sporer: Had him 6th in my NL ranks 5:52 Bob: Do you think Will Smith will close for the Brewers in the second half? 5:52 Paul Sporer: I think his return could be a two-month audition to be dealt, so I’d say no 5:52 Kerry: You a Geto Boys first album guy? 5:53 Paul Sporer: I remember it vaguely from my childhood, but i haven’t listened in forever 5:53 Bobby: Hate to bug you w/a quick follow-up, but if I could fill a moderate need by trading Phillips (leaving me with Rendon at 2B) should I do it? Thx 5:53 Paul Sporer: Absolutely. 5:53 Drexel: What kind of SP is Steve Matz? 5:53 Paul Sporer: A left-handed one 5:53 Paul Sporer: …………… 5:53 Paul Sporer: He’s good. I think more SP3 than the SP2 he was being drafted as this season. My concerns are health, not skills. 5:53 Diamond Joe Quimby: What do you think about Thor and J Lamb for Machado in standard 5×5 10 tm h2h? 5:54 Paul Sporer: Definitely fair 5:54 Yancy from Fort Myers: When are you gonna quit your jobs and stream MLB The Show full time on Twitch? 5:54 Paul Sporer: Never, but I’m gonna keep streaming for sure 5:54 Cybo: Josh harrison on Brandon Phillips ros? 12 tms mixed. 5:54 Paul Sporer: J Hey 5:54 Eat My Shorts: Wong withering on the waiver wire in my keeper league. Have Walker, Semiem and Suarez utm, so Wong worth a bench spot in hopes of a return to form? 5:54 Paul Sporer: Not really worth it over those others 5:55 Cecil: Franco or Castellonos ROS? 5:55 Paul Sporer: Pretty much a coinflip. I’ll take team context as a tiebreaker and go Casty. 5:55 Paul Sporer: And I know PHI has a better record, but it’s not bc of their offense 5:56 Guest: When you say you’re worried about Archer, I think we take it out of context a bit. If I payed VV for him, I still have a lot of room before that trade backfires on me right? 5:56 Paul Sporer: Oh yeah. That’s a perfectly viable buy-low/sell-high 5:56 Eat My Shorts: Keep forever: Alhibies, Barreto or Adames? 5:56 Paul Sporer: Admittedly don’t have a ton on those guys, but Barreto strikes me as best fantasy option 5:56 Money: How crazy is Stroman and Maeda on waivers in a 10-team? We got that… 5:56 Paul Sporer: Wow, that seems a little crazy to me. 5:57 Cybo: Is Piscotty a top 10 OF in mixed leagues ros? Top 20? 5:57 Paul Sporer: 10 is too high. I can buy 20. I 5:57 labambasaurus: the one or two k starts from Holland are just brutal 5:57 Paul Sporer: yeah and nothing to suggest Ks are coming back over last 18 starts dating back to last year 5:57 Kobe: So the “best rotation in the AL east” (tampa) hasn’t really done much. Has your opinion changed on anyone in particular? 5:58 Paul Sporer: Have some Archer concerns which I’ve outlined. But I still like the rotation overall 5:58 Ben: Guess Alex Reyes MLB line this year? 5:59 Paul Sporer: Too tough to have any usefulness, espec. since he hasn’t even started his 2016 yet. I think he gets a look, but I’ll pass on trying to pin that down, sorry 5:59 Philadelphia Phan: When do you think Nick Williams gets called up? 6:00 Paul Sporer: Midsummer if he improves and they keep competing. Still toting a sub-.300 OBP 6:01 Rufio: Hamels and JP Crawford for Stroman and Wacha in a dynasty? 6:01 Paul Sporer: that’s fair. I’d lean side A even though those are 2 SPs I like on side b 6:02 Paul Sporer: OK y’all, I gotta get going 6:02 Paul Sporer: I need some dinner. 6:02 Paul Sporer: Thanks for hanging out for so long!! 6:05 Cybo: Thanks for putting in ot on the chats today. Take care! 6:05 Bobby: Thanks for the long chat Paul! 6:05 Paul Sporer: No problem. Take care!