RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 09/23/2014

Episode 169

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is now live! That makes two in a row.

Eno Sarris and Nicholas Minnix on, among other topics:

Sandy Alderson and the direction of the New York Mets; Frank Wren and the direction of the Atlanta Braves; Edinson Volquez; Dan Haren; all the pitchers who’ve just been shut down; Hisashi Iwakuma; David Price; and, with those points as segues, the streamers from the next few days who interest us most, beginning on Tuesday.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us or comment with fantasy questions so that we may answer them in our next episode.

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Thanks to Ian Miller, aka Teen Archer, for the intro/outro music. Approximately 57 minutes of joyous analysis.

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Nicholas Minnix oversaw baseball content for six years at KFFL, where he held the loose title of Managing Editor for seven and a half before he joined FanGraphs. He played in both Tout Wars and LABR from 2010 through 2014. Follow him on Twitter @NicholasMinnix.

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Can you guys expand on what the keep-10 or keep-15 designations mean? Is that for 12 team mixed H2H?

I’m in a 12 team keep-10. I won’t bother mentioning the ‘sure things’ but some of my borderline (IMO) hitters for next year are Harrison, Bruce, and Werth. Bruce in the borderline category feels off, but he’s been a dumpster fire at times this year which is really a disaster in H2H (even assuming he bounces back in ’15, he ALWAYS does this hot/cold thing…). For pitchers, I’m likely picking two out of Darvish, Hamels, Iwakuma, Cobb, and A. Wood. Injuries/age concerns abound in the top 3, while Cobb/Wood seem to be undervalued by most people (pretend Cobb’s June didn’t happen, and Wood’s disastrous weeks in the bullpen).