|2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)||What do you think the future holds for Josh James? So much helium going into the year. If he didn't injure his quad early in spring, odds are he breaks camp in the rotation. Instead of letting him start in AAA, they've put him in the big league pen where he's largely struggled. Whitley and Martin are both getting close to big league ready, possibly muddying the waters more.|
(Dave from TX)
|The Astros are grooming every high minors dude who's not Whitley level to work in chunks. Wave a the future, dude. James fits the bill perfectly. We talked a bunch about him in our preview pre-season. Any number of things could be going on with him right now, but the stuff and talent is there. He looked better over the weekend, and he's still whiffing a ton of dudes in spite of the struggles. I remain a fan.
https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/47221/table-for-two-previewing-the-2019-houston-astros/ (Wilson Karaman)
|2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I saw your back and forth with Bret and Ben (and your receipts). If you had done a fantasy 101, where would you slot in Waters?
Related, if I could trade Adames and Josh James for Waters, should I?|
(Rusty Montana from Billings)
|It's a bit of an unfair situation since I've never done my own fantasy lists and have usually just picked at Bret and Ben's output, which they're kind enough to let me do. I probably would have had him around 30. I'm not sure I'd make that move just yet. Adames was a top 30 guy of his own not long ago. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Who is your sleeper breakout player. A non top 150 guy who will make the leap to top 25 value.|
(Simon from Atlanta)
|Jeebus, Kyle Lewis just crushed one halfway to New Mexico.
That's a pretty high bar to clear--150+ to top 25. Excluding rookies like Kyle Tucker, Nick Senzel, or Peter Alonso, I'll give some 150+ names that could improve significantly (if not top 25): Amed Rosario, Jesse Winker, Luke Voit, Ramon Laureano, Hunter Renfroe, Manny Margot, Josh James, Tyler Skaggs. Off the top of my head. (Jon Hegglund)
|2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Which young SP's take big steps forward this year?|
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
|Feels like there are a bunch...I think the secret's out on Taillon after the slider-fueled dominance in the 2H last year. Lotta hype on Bieber and Pivetta as well. I'm into a bunch of later-round arms: Josh James, Joey Lucchesi, Tyler Glasnow, Tyler Skaggs, Matt Boyd, and, as always, Jon Gray. (Jon Hegglund)|
|2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Who do you prefer in 5x5 Roto out of Josh James, Touki, Lucchesi, and Kikuchi?|
(Turd Ferguson from Jeopardy)
|James has a lot of talent but uncertain rotation spot in HOU right now. I'd lean Lucchesi and Kikuchi for more certain playing time. I'm not a fan of Touki for 2019. (Kevin Jebens)|
|2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Touki or Josh James for fantasy?|
(6'11" Bottom from Getting butt surgery)
|James. And gross. (Mike Gianella)|
|2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)||In a dynasty league, how do you rank Alex Wood, Shane Bieber, Josh James, and Yu Darvish? Likely going to be shopping one or all of these guys on the off chance I can get some solid draft picks in our very deep minor-leaguer draft coming up.|
(Alex from Austin)
|Wood, James, Darvish, Bieber. Darvish could sit in any of these spots; it's extremely difficult to rank him rn. (Mike Gianella)|
|2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)||It seems you're down on Touki. You have Soroka taking his job "sooner rather that later" and also have Josh James far ahead of him. That's stings, as I've loaded up on Touki stock in all 7 of my dynasty leagues|
(Kurt from New Lenox)
|I'm not down on Touki. It's more a compliment to the other two pitchers. (Mike Gianella)|
|2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Who made the biggest jump in yours/the teams eyes? As in who was furthest from being 101 worthy this time last year that made it this time around and why|
(pmammino from NJ)
|I think the answer to both of these is Josh James, which is something that is nearly impossible to predict.
Gotta take a brief intermission, but I'll be back to the queue in a bit, so fire away. (Jeffrey Paternostro)