Jason Collette – Baseball Chat Transcript by Jason Collette May 23, 2014 Last one for me, let’s make it count. Chatting from 11am until 12:30pm ET 11:02 Jason Collette: It’s been 4 years since Jose Lima passed away — I loved watching that guy on the mound 11:06 Jason Collette: No wonder it was quiet in here, I’m an idiot and posted the scripting in the “view” mode rather than in the coding mode. 11:07 Comment From VlietJason – Is not a good time to sell high on Ventura or Gray and what level of position player can I expectin return? Jason Collette: I think that time has passed on Ventura & for Gray, just ride it out. Great team, great park, enjoy the ride 11:08 Comment From Guestwill Fielder be ok next year? do guys lose power after the surgery? Jason Collette: Anything related to the back is never a good thing for a power hitter. I don’t see myself ranking him in the top 50 next year. 11:08 Comment From PSIT WORKS Jason Collette: I’m such an idiot 11:08 Comment From Chet LemonDrop T. Hunter for B. Shaw? Jason Collette: Tommy? Yes. His closing career is circling the drain. 11:09 Comment From AdamThoughts about Marco Estrada’s start today in MIA? Is he safe, or would his longball problem, and Marlins’ hitting splits at home lead you to sit him? Jason Collette: 6.5 on the 1-10 scale. He’s going to give up a homer in the start, just have to hope it’s with nobody on base. 11:09 Comment From stonepiethoughts on aramis ROS? looking to fill the huge void fielder left… Jason Collette: Once he’s back from the DL, he’s a fine replacement. 11:09 Comment From Francisco Lindor TrufflesAdmittedly self-serving question: which side of this do you prefer (5×5 12 team league with 6 keepers) J. Castro/K. Seager/Yelich/ Wood or S. Perez/Taveras/Smyly? Admittedly sincere appreciation: thanks for all your insight, sad to see you go. Jason Collette: Side B 11:10 Comment From El ConquistadorThoughts on Jimmy Nelson? Will we see him anytime soon, and what is he capable of? Jason Collette: I believe Milwaukee is the last team not to have a starter miss a start due to injury. Someone has to go down for Nelson to get a start. 11:11 Comment From AndrewCharlie Blackmon! I’m terrified to deal him terrified to sit too long and lose value. Help! Jason Collette: Sh*t or get off the pot with him. He’s good – play him or get a good return on investment. Either one is a good move. 11:12 Comment From joeyhey – just want to say i enjoyed reading your chats and i wish you the best of luck in your new job Jason Collette: Thank you. This opportunity was too good for my family for me to pass on as much fun as it has been to “work” covering baseball. 11:12 Comment From JBDo the Braves just send A. Wood to the farm – no point bringing him in on an inning to inning basis Jason Collette: It would be the best thing to do for him. 11:13 Comment From JakeJunior Lake is putting together an interesting year. Any thoughts on him being a 10/15 HR/SB guy the rest of the way? Jason Collette: I don’t see it. BB% & K% are too risky for it 11:13 Comment From FitzWho’s the better minor league pitcher to stash for this year value, Gray or Syndergaard? Jason Collette: Gray 11:13 Comment From BRRAndrelton Simmons is on the waiver wire in a 12 team league. Worth grabbing? Jason Collette: Yes 11:13 Comment From AdamZobrist – is what we saw before the thumb injury a skills decline, or just a slow start? Jason Collette: He’s 33 and has played 1050 games a season at multiple positions on turf. We’re seeing a guy aging and the footspeed started disappearing last year. 11:14 Comment From taylorH2H points league. Will Oscar Tavares outperform guys like Prado or D. Gordon? Jason Collette: You could outperform Prado. He’s terrible this year 11:14 Comment From TroyHosmer or Rizzo foing forward? Jason Collette: Rizzo — Hosmer still can’t turn groundballs into home runs 11:14 Comment From GrahamTrying to sell off CarGo. Who are some pitchers I should be asking for? Jason Collette: Another one who is disappointing owners and is battling a nagging injury. 11:15 Comment From JakeI own Devin Mesoraco, when is it safe to cut the batting average and counting stat fantasy anti-matter that is Carlos Santana? Jason Collette: If you have a bench spot, you keep Santana as long as you possibly can. 11:15 Comment From IanShould I trade Ventura/J-Zimmerman for Rizzo/Cingrani, in H2H points? I have some pitching depth, have some offensive injuries. Jason Collette: Yes 11:15 Comment From IKNeed to drop one of Heyward or Gardner in a 11 team roto redraft league. Who should I drop? Jason Collette: Gardner is on fire right now – tough to drop 11:16 Comment From BradWhy no more chats? We like them. Also, ROS gardner or Jennings? Thanks. Jason Collette: I’m re-entering the fulltime workforce in the edtech industry. I’ve been freelance writing since I was laid off in November while looking for a full-time opportunity in edtech or writing. Edtech struck first. 11:16 Comment From GuestIs Matt Dominguez a poor mans Kyle Seager? Jason Collette: Loving what Dominguez is doing right now for the price people had to pay to get him on draft day (next to nothing) 11:16 Comment From IKFirst place in a 11 team roto league with Kipnis, Harper, Trumbo and Abreu on the DL. Is that good? Jason Collette: I’d say so. 11:17 Comment From DaveWhat do you think happens to Middlebrooks? Trade, bench spot, minors? Thanks. Jason Collette: Minors – that’s not a player who needs irregular playing time on a bench. 11:17 Comment From KinboteBetter 3B ROS, Alvarez or Rendon? Jason Collette: Alvarez 11:18 Comment From El ConquistadorCorey Knebel is coming! Projections? Jason Collette: Velocity 11:18 Comment From BRRThanks for chatting Jason. Points league and could use a starter. Soria for Kennedy or Ervin? Good deal? And which one should I try for first? Jason Collette: For Big Erv 11:19 Comment From GuestIs Fielder droppable in dynasty leagues? Jason Collette: Keeper league, yes. Dynasty, no 11:20 Comment From PSmaybe tyson ross is good? Jason Collette: Yes, but his supporting offense is laughably bad outside of Seth Smith 11:21 Comment From BradMy wife’s a teacher so I’ll tell her to check out Edtech. Good luck. Jason Collette: All classrooms should be using educational technology. My livelihood depends on it now 🙂 11:22 Comment From JonSell high on Cueto? What sort of return could be expected? Jason Collette: You should be able to get a top 20 bat for him 11:22 Comment From Claudiolast week i traded haren/springer for soria in a 12 team mixed holds league. my only closer was rodney and i had some good set up men…good trade? Jason Collette: I lean no 11:22 Comment From JakeTyler skaggs for Brandon Phillips, who wins? Jason Collette: The team getting Skaggs 11:23 Comment From AdamDoes Nick Franklin stick as a regular in SEA, or purely a short term play while others are DL’d? Jason Collette: He has his own flaws – not Brad Miller level – but still flawed. He plays as long as he does something other than go 0 for 3 with 5 K’s every game like Miller 11:23 Comment From PSso collin mchugh. thoughts Jason Collette: Love the pitchability 11:23 Comment From JebI got lackey and archer going tonight. Start both, one, or sit them? Jason Collette: I’m going to that game tonight. Lackey tends to do well vs the Rays while Archer is struggling right now with his command. 11:24 Comment From SandyShould I try to sell high on Dee Gordon? Jason Collette: You should have a sufficient steals lead built up if you’re considering this. 11:24 Comment From JoeDo you like Dickerson if Cargo has to miss some extended time? Jason Collette: He’s better than nothing 11:24 Comment From Claudioi have K seager, should i try to trade for alvarez? Jason Collette: I’ve been recommending getting Pedro for 2 weeks now. 11:25 Comment From JasonNL only-ROS+next where do you rank Arenado at 3B Jason Collette: top 3 11:26 Comment From GuestIs the Chiz for real? as in Lonnie Jason Collette: he’s the real chiznit 11:26 Comment From The Humber GamesRuh roh, look at Baez’s last week. Have the feeling the reign of terror in AAA is about to begin. Jason Collette: Paul Sporer drove out to see him play last night and sounded like Leslie Knope meeting Michelle Obama in the P&R season finale when talking about the game afterwards 11:27 Comment From PSwhy do people post questions with obvious answers just for validation? (ie ‘did i win this trade’ or ‘is this good’) Jason Collette: We all just want to be told it is going to be alright 11:27 Comment From Claudiois this what we should expect from kyle seager? or is it still possible he improves and has a breakout year this year? Jason Collette: What we’re seeing now is likely what we’re going to get as long as he stays in Seattle 11:27 Comment From Art VandelayDrew or Simmons ROS? 5×5 league with OPS Jason Collette: Simmons. Drew stinks vs lefties 11:28 Comment From JakeI think this is why my writing career didnt pan out…. http://i.imgur.com/uQqUTRe.gif Jason Collette: http://i.imgur.com/5nvtKTr.jpg 11:28 Comment From DallasCan Efren Navarro stick around? Jason Collette: I don’t see it once their roster is fully healthy 11:28 Comment From KDErvin Santana- Buy or Sell? Jason Collette: Keeping 11:29 Comment From JBBeen rosters Bundy, Bradley, Bryant, and Meyer in a 16 team auction keeper where they are $1. Do I keep rostering all of them, or cut bait and hope they’re around next year? Jason Collette: Trade at least 2 of them for stuff to help you now. You’re thinking too much about the future while neglecting the present. 11:30 Comment From RickAnother disappointing outing from Garza last night…he is now droppable? Jason Collette: K% is down for a 4th straight season, but otherwise he’s right in line with what he did last season with fewer homers allowed. So, no 11:30 Comment From AdamAnother here trying to be patient with C. Santana. How would you rank ROS: Trumbo (from July 1 on), Dunn, or Santana? Jason Collette: Santana, Trumbo, Dunn 11:30 Comment From Francisco Lindor TrufflesIn a vacuum (redraft league), what OF/P combo would you try to next for CarGo? Jason Collette: I need names for these types of things. Who are you considereing 11:31 Comment From MikeWhich side wins in a re-draft: Goldy/Melancon or CarGo/MadBum/Matt Adams Jason Collette: without the context of league standings, side A 11:31 Comment From 1st Place JaysLowrie is my SS. Hang on to him or drop him for A.Escobar, Brandon Crawford, JJ Hardy, Everth Cabrera, Jeter or Simmons? Jason Collette: Hang on to him. 11:31 Comment From ChrisCan you please rank ROC C Santana, Dominguez and Seager? Jason Collette: flip the last 2. 11:33 Comment From AndrerFrancisco Liriano is infuriating. Anything under the hood to suggest better day’s to come? Jason Collette: 22.3% K rate is good, and he still has the highest swing & miss rate (Misses/Swings) in baseball. 11:33 Comment From jimmywait, where are you going? Jason Collette: Moving forward, doing some irregular writing here but still doing the Sunday podcast with Nick. I have a new full-time position that ties up my entire work week 11:36 Comment From RobWhat top pitcher gets lit up today and what low priced SP will had a good game? Jason Collette: Big name blowup: of course Bailey as he takes on St Louis who owns him. Low price bargain: Edwin Jackson. 11:36 Comment From SchdyDanny Salazar – wait and hope or time to let go? Jason Collette: Let it go, let it go 11:36 Comment From Claudiocan tyson ross keep this up? his peripherals look great since the 2nd half of last year but his mechanics are just terrible…should i sell high or ride him out?? Jason Collette: Ride it out. I thought the same last year until Paul Sporer convinced me otherwise. 11:38 Comment From JordanJason, I’ll miss the podcast. Do you have any under-performing or barely-owned OF you are watching? Pretty much any hidden reward guys. Jason Collette: I will still be around Sundays. Looking at ESPN , I don’t understand how Pollock is still owned in just 61% of their leagues. 11:38 Comment From PSi, personally, dont believe that i could outperform prado. unless clay buchholtz is pitching every time. then maybe Jason Collette: Have more faith in yourself…and Buchholz is dead to me. I was offered Daniel Webb for him in AL Tout and I’m seriously considering it. That low… 11:39 Comment From JakeI cringe to ask this but i need a CI. Dunn or Smoak ROS? (Gulp.) Jason Collette: Smoak 11:39 Comment From AndrerEaovaldi or Smyly RoS? Jason Collette: Smyly 11:39 Comment From 1st Place JaysLikely to see both Gray and Butler up with the Rockies in July? Jason Collette: I think so, yes. Looking forward to it. 11:39 Comment From Francisco Lindor TrufflesDon’t look now, but Javi Baez is putting together a hot streak Jason Collette: Controlled violence in that swing. It’s so beautiful 11:39 Comment From AndyIs Rosario a good enough replacement for Posey ROS, if I trade Posey to go get some other things I need (pitching, steals, saves)? It’s an OBP league which hurts but I think I can net a solid return. Jason Collette: then go for it. 11:40 Comment From BenjiTrading Cashner for Alex Gordon and Jamie Garcia a good get or did i sell low Jason Collette: It’s better than what I got in return last Friday night – Edwin Jackson 🙁 11:40 Comment From GuestDo you like Starlin Castro in a dynasty for $8 12 team mixed someone cut him already? Jason Collette: Yes, for the price at the position. 11:41 Comment From PSive always been slightly irritated that the cards are keeping martinez in the pen. do you think he ever gets another chance as a starter with the cards? Jason Collette: Once he shows he can get lefties out, maybe. Lefties are hitting .313/.391/.463 vs him in his career & he K’s 11% of them while walking 12% of them. Starting pitchers can’t do that. 11:41 Comment From GrungeIs Marcus Stroman worth stashing as a decent option down the road? Would you rather have him or a healthy Erlin? Jason Collette: I believe in Stroman’s long-term potential. 11:41 Comment From 1st Place JaysI dropped Trumbo for Taveras. Good move? Jason Collette: Taveras should be back first, but depends on your needs. 11:42 Comment From ljcWhich side wins in a Darvish for Carlos Gomez trade (standard 5×5 league)? Somewhat related, who would you rather have the rest of the year, Darvish or Sale? Jason Collette: Gomez, Darvish 11:42 Comment From GuestWas offered melkey and verlander for Adam Jones do I take it ?? Jason Collette: Done 11:42 Comment From BRRCan you suggest some pitchers to target in exchange for Melky? Jason Collette: Provide a list of targets 11:43 Comment From PSa) does odor get a longer leash with the profar injury? B) Profar will bounce back next year right? Jason Collette: A) Yes, B) will need some recovery time since he will have missed so much live action. 11:43 Comment From LosShould I trade Cargo, Hosmer, Longo for Beltre, Reyes, and Wil Myers. I’m currently in 1st but have had a black hole at SS (although I recently picked up Solarte in a minor trade. Jason Collette: Seems like a name swap. Myers is showing signs of coming out of it but Longoria looks horrendous at the plate these days. Is hitting nothing with authority. 11:44 Comment From steveRank em for next week: Roark MIA/TX, Tepesch @MIN/@WAS, Miley SD/CIN, McCarthy SD/CIN, deGrom PIT/@PHI Jason Collette: McCarthy, Miley, deGrom, Roark, tepesch 11:44 Comment From Matt NokesJust before his 3 HR outburst, traded Chris Davis for VMart…tell me I won’t regret this. Jason Collette: If V-Mart gets that catcher eligibility, you won’t 11:44 Comment From Rated RookieDo you think Polanco or Taveras will get enough ABs and do enough with them to be ROY contenders? Jason Collette: Yes 11:45 Comment From JakeWhat kind of 1B or OF can you get for Longoria? You think I could get Brandon Moss? I have Miggy at third… Other options? Jason Collette: Longo is tough to deal right now because he looks like dogsh*t at the plate. It’s a harsh phrase, but it is accurate. 11:45 Comment From Sagarthoughts on Granderson ROS? He’s been playing a lot better as of late Jason Collette: He’s a veteran and is stable – the home/road stuff is overblown. 11:45 Comment From 1st Place JaysThoughts on Jason Castro? Is he droppable in a 10 teamer? Jason Collette: for? 11:46 Comment From MaddieSome say that NYM’s Campbell is the next Zobrist. Your thoughts?. Jason Collette: that’s a loose restatement of the original article, but the skills are intriguing enough for a 10 team NL pickup or a 15 team mixer. 11:46 Comment From Mike10-team re-draft, and I can trade Goldy and Melancon for CarGo, MadBum, and Matt Adams. Do it? Jason Collette: Didn’t I answer this earlier? 11:47 Comment From PSi stayed up til 1am (ish) watching college softball…it is surprisingly good (i needed something to help forget about the red sox for a day or two) Jason Collette: I watched the Sopranos since HBO streaming is finally up on Amazon Prime. Forgot how awesome that series was. 11:47 Comment From El ConquistadorConcussion aside, Travis d’Arnaud has been AWFUL. I thought this guy was a hitter. Can he turn things around? Jason Collette: Shocking that a guy who put up big numbers in tremendous hitting parks is struggling to hit in a pitcher’s park. Stunned, I tell you! 11:47 Comment From KinboteWhaaa where are you going?! Jason Collette: To colonize the moon. 11:48 Comment From Rated RookieWhat kind of end-of-season numbers do you think Doolittle will have? Jason Collette: Sets the table for him to be drafted as a top 6 closer next year 11:48 Comment From BobShark to the AL East inflates his ERA by what %? (You know, assuming he gets traded) Jason Collette: Regression will hurt more than the trade. 11:48 Comment From LarsKazmir and Ventura for Joey Bats and Haren. Non-keeper roto league, who wins? Jason Collette: Side B 11:49 Comment From Grahamwho are the worst type of fantasy owners: 1.those who never respond to trade offers at all 2. those who lowball you consistently Jason Collette: 3. The ones that don’t set active lineups 11:49 Comment From Claudiodoes Liriano turn it around? my friend and i keep arguing about this daily. i think his peripherals are too good not to, my friend thinks his better control last year was a fluke and he’s going to suck all year…what do you think he does ROS? Jason Collette: Good K% rate, good whiff rate, I’m buying 11:49 Comment From Tony G.Would you start Kazmir in Toronto tonight? Jason Collette: Lineup red hot – I’d rather not 11:49 Comment From BillROS: Manny Machado or Pablo Sandoval? Jason Collette: Pablo 11:50 Comment From Guestay love for drew pomeranz? Jason Collette: Yes – but limited by his lack of a good third pitch & that he can’t work deep into games 11:50 Comment From MatthewTrade Sonny Gray for Jayson Werth? Auction keeper w/ OBP where both are too expensive to keep next year anyway. Jason Collette: Yes 11:50 Comment From JacobNew to Fantasy Baseball: What Hitting Stat is the best indicator that a batter is “seeing the ball well”. OPS? Jason Collette: I prefer to use O-Swing% on our player pages. I want the guys that aren’t swinging at things out of the zone. 11:51 Comment From ChappyWould you rather have Yelich or Xander in a keeper? Jason Collette: Bogaerts 11:51 Comment From Johnny BenchThink Ventura sticks with Belisario for awhile? Jason Collette: For better or for worse, yes 11:51 Comment From WillJuan Francisco? Is he Diet Pedro Alvarez? Jason Collette: He’s the Faygo Pedro. Just as tasty & half the price 11:51 Comment From D. Salazarshoud I be stashed or dropped until I’m right again? Jason Collette: Bombs away 11:52 Comment From JohnXander Bogaerts seems to be heating up. Valuable fantasy commodity the rest of the league? Jason Collette: Yes, had to laugh at the comments about his this week. Kid has an 11% walk rate & a .380 OBP in his first full season & we’re saying “he’s sketchy offensively” CAMON 11:52 Comment From JohnWhich side: Texeria/Haren for Greinke Jason Collette: Side A 11:52 Comment From CraigMost valuable fantasy player ROS? Cingrani or Doolittle? Jason Collette: Doolittle 11:52 Comment From Polanco PolancoPolanco have a big impact this year? Jason Collette: Yes 11:53 Comment From American League HustleHi Jason. I just wanted to thank you for everything. These chats and your podcasts have made my days better. I wish you all the luck in your newest chapter, and hope you always find your way back to us fantasy gurus! Take care. Jason Collette: Thank you – they’ve been fun. 11:53 Comment From GrahamMatt Joyce was dropped in my league. Grab him now? Jason Collette: He’s had a bad May falling back into some bad habits after encouraging signs in April. 11:53 Comment From Guest2014 Matt Adams is vastly different than 2013 Matt Adams. All contact, high babip, no walks, doubles power. What triple slash do you expect going forward? Jason Collette: .280/.330/.420 11:54 Comment From Polanco PolancoWilly Peralta a #3 fantasy starter the rest of the year? Jason Collette: in a 15 team mixed, yes 11:54 Comment From JoshUpdate on Carlos Santana? Opinions changed at all? Jason Collette: He still sucks right now, still not dropping him. 11:54 Comment From Dr. MetSegura turning it around, a good trade off for a veteran like Ortiz or Pujols if you are in win now mode? Jason Collette: yea, if you’re hurting speed wise 11:54 Comment From Respectfully YoursWhat do you expect from Doug Fister ROS? Top 25 pitcher? Jason Collette: top 40 11:55 Comment From Guestany thoughts on hellickson when he returns? people loved him before his rookie year then he played and everyone went kind of meh on him. when healthy this year, can he break out? Jason Collette: He has to be fixed mechanically out of the stretch. The slide step has been disastrous for him – he’s not the hot mess he was last year. 11:55 Comment From AdamWhen Votto returns from DL, drop Headley, Dunn, or Fowler? (12 team h2h 5×5 OBP) Jason Collette: Headley 11:56 Comment From StephenLowrie over Hardy? Surprised – i’m expecting a power breakout here any second now… Jason Collette: Looking at some of the data, Lowrie has some strong hard hit balls but doesn’t have the results from that yet. They’ll come. 11:56 Comment From MaxxThoughts on Atl’s C. Johnson? Jason Collette: He’s getting better recently, but still disappointed in what he’s done so far. 11:56 Comment From SteveSell Braun time? What about selling on Kemp as well? Jason Collette: Most anyone can be sold for the right price if someone will pay it. 11:57 Comment From DaveWhat stats would you project for Victor Martinez over the next 12 months? Jason Collette: .295, 18 homers, 80 RBI 11:57 Comment From Garth VaderWas offered Miggy Cab for my Cueto. I’m crazy for even hesitating for a second correct? Jason Collette: even for .0000000000000000000000000000000001% of a second. 11:57 Comment From Polanco PolancoPitcher most likely on waivers who will catch fire and help your ratios? Jason Collette: McCarthy 11:58 Comment From CharlesIs it time to temper our expectations of Machado, both this season and beyond? Seems to be a prime example of a better real life player than fantasy Jason Collette: He’s a better real player than he is a fantasy player, and that’s not going to change any time soon. 11:58 Comment From Mookie The WookieWhere are you going Jason?!?! Jason Collette: defecting to Russia in order to save on the mail order brides. 11:58 Comment From CliffNL only league. Need to trade an arm for a bet. Which of these would you let go (Shelby Miller, Santana, Cashner- assuming he comes back healthy), Jason Collette: Cashner 11:58 Comment From Darth VaderWhat’s the word on Jose Abreu? Jason Collette: re-evaluation coming today or Monday -forgot which. 11:59 Comment From Stan DarshWas offered harper + teheran for my encarnacion in keeper league. Don’t have much power and I’m still in it, really tempted though. Jason Collette: If you don’t have much power, you can’t do that 11:59 Comment From Jack BauerTrevor Bauer worth owning? Desperately need a stud pitcher, can he fit the ball this year and not kill the ratios? Jason Collette: I believe in the talent 12:00 Comment From lil mackBuy low on Homer Bailey? What sort of bat would it take to reel him in? Jason Collette: 12:00 Comment From SeinfeldWhat IS the deal with Seth Smith? More valuable than Springer, Calhoun, Eaton, Yelich? Jason Collette: Tightened up his zone and the Padres don’t let him hit lefties. It’s awesome to watch 12:00 Comment From TimmahIan Kennedy or Rick Procello for Torii Hunter? Who wins? Jason Collette: Draw 12:01 Comment From SplinterDeploy Bauer @ Camden on Tuesday? Jason Collette: yes 12:01 Comment From GuestHow any more starts for Santana at 3rd? the chiznit cannot be denied Jason Collette: Santana is bad behind the plate as well 12:02 Comment From JaimeAny chance Mookie Betts makes it to Boston soon? And how does he do when he gets there? Jason Collette: Saw something from Marc Normandin this morning that they’re giving Betts time in all 3 OF spots in the minors right now. That’s going to take a little time for him 12:02 Comment From Andrewhave Danny Salazar as my N/A on roster…if I “let him go” i’m looking at either Gausman for his return or Kris Bryant. Which is better second of season assumming Bryant gets the call. Thanks! Jason Collette: I wouldn’t drop him for either one of those guys 12:03 Comment From MarcusThoughts on CLE closer situation? Shaw, Allen, Axford..? Jason Collette: dumpster fire 12:03 Comment From MilhouseSell high on Alicedes? Also have Andrus, Starlin. OBP/keep forever league. Jason Collette: you have depth to move and he’s the most marketable right now 12:03 Comment From TimmahBJ Upton…worth a flier over Nate Schierhotlz or Wil Venable? Jason Collette: Over Schierholtz, sure 12:04 Comment From heinie manushWho do you think ends up getting the most saves in Cleveland and Baltimore ROS? Ottavino Jason Collette: Love Ottavino’s skills & stuff looks great right now. No clue in CLE & BAL as both seem like a hot hand situation 12:04 Comment From kendry morales…where will I be playing, and will I have good value the rest of this season?? Jason Collette: I bet Texas & Seattle are now both trying to negotiate for your services 12:04 Comment From JerryPeralta or McGee in TB? Either of them a better stash than Ottavino? Jason Collette: No 12:05 Comment From Claudiois joe girardi a top 3 manager in baseball? Jason Collette: How does one evaluate managers? I feel he’s a solid one, but I have no official process for that. 12:06 Comment From StephenWhat exactly is it about facing a pitcher of the opposite hand to the batter that provides such an advantage to the hitter? Jason Collette: Ball spins toward them more often than not and they get a longer look at the baseball 12:07 Comment From JohnOwens and Betts for Shark, who hangs up first? Jason Collette: Boston 12:07 Comment From AdRockGio for Tex? Need to replace Fielder Jason Collette: If you can trade a hurt pitcher for a decent 1B, yes 12:07 Comment From heinie manushNeed to cut a SP for a closer. Who goes Eovaldi, Peralta, Hammel or Keuchel? Jason Collette: Hammel 12:08 Comment From Dr. Metyea whats up with Prado… second straight bad start? Jason Collette: Chasing pitches & unable to make contact out of the zone 12:08 Comment From Blue DevilCan we now say that Hutchison is legit? Jason Collette: It’s been impressive 12:08 Comment From GuestIs Minnix taking over your chats and s&b podcast on tues and thurs? Jason Collette: Don’t know yet on any of those details 12:08 Comment From GuestHow would you rank: Kluber, Ervin Santana, Keuchal? Jason Collette: That order 12:08 Comment From I have a problemMy outfield is having major injury problems. Should I pick up James Jones? Jason Collette: Yes, he’s playing 12:09 Comment From JohnIs Mike Olt going to be Mark Reynolds? Jason Collette: He looks like 1988 Matt Willliams right now 12:10 Comment From heinie manushOnce he’s up will Taveras be more useful/productive in roto than Craig ROS? Jason Collette: Yes. Craig is getting pounded on the inner third & he’s doing nothing with those pitches. Points to the foot not being 100% if he can’t plant, turn & burn on pitches 12:10 Comment From Grahamthe most disappointing team this year has to be the Rangers right/ Jason Collette: or Boston or Tampa Bay. 12:10 Comment From 1st Place JaysWhen the Indians call up Lindor… will be fantasy relevant this year? Jason Collette: No 12:10 Comment From heinie manushAny good new baseball books worth checking out? Jason Collette: Jonah Keri’s latest book on the Expos was fantastic 12:11 Comment From RoguesWill Brad Miller turn it around? Jason Collette: He isn’t going to do it in Seattle – needs to be across the sound in Tacoma 12:11 Comment From PatrickHow many more great starts will it take for Kluber to be considered an Ace? Jason Collette: he’s the ace of that staff 12:12 Comment From FrankWhat’s your opinion of AJ Pollock? What type of #s do you think we’ll see from him ROS? 12 team mixed worthy? Jason Collette: Liked him in the preseason – saw him as a legit .275 15/15 type player & he’s exceeding that 12:12 Comment From @jmathews2k13Do the angels catch Oakland when josh comes back and original lineup is back together? Jason Collette: Oakland can’t stay this hot forever. They’ve outscored their foes 76 to 23 over the past 12 games. That’s insane 12:13 Comment From JCan only start one of Wheeler vs Ari, Kluber @ Bal, or Keuchel @ Sea. Which do you take? Jason Collette: Always Kluber 12:13 Comment From JazzyI’m gonna murder you but before I do that…. ROS Noah Sydergaard , Gausman or Bundy Jason Collette: in that order. I’ll watch my back when I’m at The Trop tonight 12:14 Comment From CraigDid you see Danny Worth throwing the knuckler yesterday, it was pretty amazing Jason Collette: He’s no Drew Butera, but that was good 12:14 Comment From TBSomeone dropped Carlos Santana. Do you like him or Gatis more ROS? Jason Collette: Santana — people dropping non-injured picks from the 1st 4 rounds in mid-May entertain me to no end 12:15 Jason Collette: How do you all like my new shirt? http://teespring.com/homeru… 12:16 Comment From GuestNeed a 3B, should I pick up Frazier or Bogaerts? Jason Collette: Frazier 12:16 Comment From TBirdDrop Aoki as reserve OF for Ottavino? Jason Collette: Yes 12:16 Comment From PhilSince most pitchers are righties are left handed hitting prospects “worth” more? Jason Collette: Yes, because if they fail to hit the same handed guys, they at least get the strong side of the platoon. Righties that can’t hit righties are marginalized 12:16 Comment From JoeyAny thoughts on McCann? Jason Collette: This is not what we signed up for with him. 12:17 Comment From AdamRe: buying on Liriano, would you drop any of Estrada, T. Bauer or Keuchel to get him? Jason Collette: Nope 12:18 Comment From AdrianDo AL pitching prospects practice hitting as much as NL pitching prospects in the minors? Jason Collette: DH is dictated by the home team in the minors & they sometimes let both teams use it. Put DH in both leagues, let manager decide which player to use it for. That way, Greinke can still hit while most every other pitcher can continue to look putrid. 12:18 Comment From Guestthe Orioles broadcast last night mentioned Fangraphs. it was only to show projected standings, but still cool I thought. Jason Collette: I’ve been told MASN is the king of using selective endpoints for graphics during the game. I hope they didn’t use fangraphs to support one of those. 12:18 Comment From TBHow many starts does Bauer get in the Majors this year? Would you keep him or stream him? Thanks and Good Luck!!! Jason Collette: No reason to send him back now. 12:19 Comment From DallasIs Rajai Davis in a platoon? He has everyday numbers but is on pace for less than 500 AB’s Jason Collette: He should be – he’s terrible vs RH 12:19 Comment From GuestWill Cliff Lee need tj? If he does thats gotta end his career Jason Collette: Undetermined yet, but yea, he may just retire if he did need it. He’s made a ton of cash 12:19 Comment From Oye como vaIf you had to own one…Brothers or Ottavino? Jason Collette: Ottavino 12:20 Comment From prAre Gallo and Betts top 10 minor league prospects now? Jason Collette: Betts, sure. Gallo has always had the huge power, but more risk there. 12:20 Comment From TavWho would you rather have for ROS … M Estrada or H Bailey? Jason Collette: Bailey 12:20 Comment From BradRendon for Hamilton in a dynasty league? Need some SB’s Jason Collette: based on need, yes 12:20 Comment From JALLincecum any value in 12-team 5×5 RoS? Throwing him out there today? Jason Collette: He’s always a matchup play for me. Today is one of those days 12:20 Comment From GuestWill Trumbo end up back in Al as Dh, those stress fractures on both feet now cant be good. Jason Collette: that’s where he, Quentin, and Morse should end up sooner rather than later 12:21 Comment From Diehard Cubs FanFor my #2 Catcher, I own J. Pinto. Worth dropping for Derek Norris? Thanks a bunch! Jason Collette: In a reset league, maybe. Keeper? Hell no 12:22 Comment From MauryWould you cut Balfour for a quality waiver pickup? Or bench and wait for turnaround? Jason Collette: Bench. He’s struggling with command and if it were injury related, the Rays would have already placed him on the DL. They don’t let guys pitch through pain. 12:22 Comment From Ballpark FrankHow would you rank 3B ROS: Miggy, Encarnacion, Beltre, Donaldson, Wright, Arenado, Longo, Alvarez? Jason Collette: Miggy, E5, Donaldson, Wright – mix the rest 12:22 Comment From @jmathews2k13Do you see the angels has a potential playoff team, and can they finally do something? Jason Collette: They were my preseason pick for a wildcard 12:23 Comment From GrahamWhy does baseball have so many night games? Is it to get more attendance? I love day games. Jason Collette: Weather — day games during the summer are brutal 12:23 Comment From BradHave you watched either of Bauer’s starts? Think he is finally getting it? ROS predictions? Jason Collette: Watched both – big improvements from last year 12:24 Comment From JALAny hope for Dom Brown? Jason Collette: He is what he is, if you take away the explosive May from last year. 12:24 Comment From mark dwould you trade latos for rendon and pedro alvarez? Jason Collette: 61 days a week 12:24 Comment From FrankQuick follow-up on AJ Pollock: should I drop Alex Wood for him in a 12 team mixed? I have 6 other SPs and need an OF to fill in when Carlos Gomez is out with back issues. Jason Collette: Yes 12:24 Comment From ZachPujols/Donaldson too much or too little for Miggy? Jason Collette: Too much 12:25 Comment From DanCan you rank these starters for today? Sanchez vs Tex, Zimmermann @ Pit, Estrada @ Mia, EJax @SD, Kuroda @ CWS. Jason Collette: EJax vs SD, Zimm vs Pitt,sanches vs Tex, Estrada v Mia, Kuroda v CWS 12:25 Comment From TeddyWas offered Wainright for GarGo and Verlander. Do I make this deal? Jason Collette: No 12:25 Comment From Mookie The WookieZobrist+A.Gordon too Much for Hamels? Jason Collette: Not at all 12:26 Comment From PSisnt ron washington the best manager? Jason Collette: If you want to rank by reverse sort, absolutely 12:27 Comment From Mike LDo you buy into the theory that it may a good idea to try to sell players low, as the trade partners just think you are panicking and they can take advantage of you? Selling high is so tough since it is obvious what you are doing… Jason Collette: I try to address the team need(s) rather than focus on the individual player. Makes it easier to get something done. 12:27 Comment From mark dIs Latos gonna be worth all the time ive been waiting? Jason Collette: Unlikely 12:27 Comment From JacobNEXT YEAR: Dietrich or Rendon? Jason Collette: Rendon by a considerable amount 12:28 Comment From Rated RookieAre you at all encouraged by the comments Taijuan Walker made concerning adjustments to delivery (i.e. finishing his pitches, not finishing so upright)? Jason Collette: Somewhat – he was short-striding last year and that’s a dangerous thing for a pitcher. 12:29 Comment From BRead the article on Chris Archer this week and still not sure what to do with the guy. Keep him and see or stream each week for best guy/matchup? My staff is mediocre. Jason Collette: His command is not good enough right now to be a set it and forget it guy. Stuff is still there, but the command of said stuff has been MIA. I’d love for him to throw the slider to both sides of the plate to RH & stop just front dooring it. When he missed the front door, it just hangs out over the plate & is getting hit hard. 12:29 Comment From StevenWhat should I make of Mike Fiers 12 K to BB ratio in AAA? Could he ever be a mid-rotation guy? Jason Collette: That he is at least a Quad-A guy. At best, he’s a 4 12:30 Comment From ZacJason, what do I do with Prince in a dynasty league? My other 1B is Brandon Belt. We use actual salaries as cap hits and I do not have enough space to add anyone, so I’m rolling with no first baseman right now. Jason Collette: Drop him since you have to move someone 12:30 Comment From BradI think heard you say you’re going to be working in Educational Technology. I used to do that. Who are you going to be working for and where? Jason Collette: Territory will be everything east of the Mississippi for a major educational publishing company 12:31 Comment From Grand Admiral BraunOffered Blackmon for James Shields. Fair? Jason Collette: You win big if he accepts 12:31 Jason Collette: Thanks to all of you for dropping by each Friday as I enjoy these chats and get to as many as I can. I’ll resume the podcast next Sunday as we’re taking this weekend off for the holidays. Be safe and have fun!