RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 12/03/2014

Episode 181

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live!

Eno Sarris and Nicholas Minnix talk about, among other newsy topics, the trade of Josh Donaldson for Brett Lawrie, Franklin Barreto, and others, as well as the Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager, Yasmany Tomas, and Torii Hunter agreements. We also delve into end-of-season SP rankings, which went up on Monday. We discuss Julio Teheran, Andrew Cashner, Drew Hutchison, and the faulty top-25 pitchers on the list.

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 88 minutes of joyous analysis.

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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I will be the guy to draft Brett Lawrie in my leagues. But I’ll do it so he can play 2B or MI for me. His versatility–two infield positions–should also make him valuable.
I also really liked having the “where will he end up on next year’s value list” way of evaluating Nelson Cruz.

One probably not pressing question that might lead to an interesting discussion of projection systems: how is it that Steamer has Logan Morrison for 20 HR next year?