RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 1/25/2015

Episode 187

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

In this episode, Jason Collette and Nicholas Minnix talk about, among other players in the news, Sean Doolittle, Jered Weaver, Josh Hamilton, Prince Fielder, Dustin Pedroia, Taijuan Walker, Javier Baez, Jose Fernandez, Adam Wainwright, Cliff Lee, and Joey Votto.

Requested topics discussed: a keeper quandary involving several players, including Trevor Rosenthal, Jimmy Rollins, and Trevor Plouffe; Logan Morrison’s Steamer projection, particularly its forecast of 20 HR; and Jason’s boyfriend, Homer Bailey and the pitcher’s pre-injury trajectory and outlook.

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 64 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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SF Dave
SF Dave

Gents –

Thanks for giving my question some love on the show. It’s my first roto scoring game. I failed to see that BB/K is the extra category in the Rosenthal et al question, not whip. However, The Sleeper and the Bust just might keep me afloat until I get my feet under me.

The rules behind my keeper league are unusual enough that I didn’t go into detail when bugging Mr. Sarris and Mr. Minnix far too often on twitter. All things equal it’s Rosenthal and get a SS in the draft. We have 8 keepers each and there are 16 teams so, even with tiered keepers, the pool is thinned. How much I won’t know until we declare keepers. Minnix called it “far from a perfect answer” but what other kind can there be for a far from perfect question.

Every opinion counts. In the mock draft Wiers’ just wrote about Rollins went 8.8 while Rosenthal went 10.10. Tulo went 1.8 so that has something to do with it but still… just another piece of the puzzle.