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Definition of multi-year splits
|2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Garrett Richards just signed for 2 yr / $15M knowing he'll likely only pitch 1 year after TJ surgery. Drew Smyly got $10M in a similar deal. The Indians drafted Brady Aiken and paid him a $2.5M bonus when he was recovering from TJ. How do teams value the impact of TJ? Do they just value year 1 at $0, and then take their projected value in year 2 and ajust it down 25% or so? It seems more straightforward for FA than for prospects or draft prospects where the tail of control is longer. |
(Matzabal from CO)
|I think it varies by org. Some teams are going to me more comfortable with TJ rehab guys than other. Obviously the Nats have a long history of taking history of taking these types of arms, although that's more in a draft scenario like you said. I assume most teams build in a certain amount of assumed stuff/performance regression to these contracts. But I feel like it's much more individualized risk than that. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)||I'm having a lot of anxiety deciding on my final keeper in a dynasty league. Top of the rotation is easy, but after the first 3, I'm at a loss. Appreciate your opinion of my choices:
Matt Moore, Taijuan Walker, Drew Smyly, Matt Andriese, or Yordano Ventura.
It's an AL only league, but I have an open crossover slot.|
(Jim from Middlefield)
|I still stand with Walker. (Bret Sayre)|
|2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)||My depth SP in a 14 team points lg are DeSclafani Joe Ross Hammel and Odorizzi. Any reason to consider dropping one of them for Drew Smyly or Brandon McCarthy? Thanks. |
(dylanrox from New Orleans)
|You're OK as is. I could see a case for dropping Ross for McCarthy in this format and riding the hot hand if you wanted to. (Mike Gianella)|
|2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Projection for Drew Smyly this year if he throws 175 innings?|
(Lover of Arms from The Rubber)
|Considering that he's eclipsed 150 innings just once since 2012, 175 is an aggressive number, but I wouldn't rule it out. There's a ton to like with Smyly if you can overlook the legitimate durability concerns. 175 IP = 3.30 ERA (3.84 DRA) 195 K (10 K/9) 1.17 WHIP (SP30-35 range) (George Bissell)|
|2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Who are a couple hitters and pitchers you see breaking out this year? Thoughts on Bogaerts?|
(Jobu from Cerrano's locker)
|I like George Springer coming through and meeting a lot of the potential/hype we were looking at last year. Oswaldo Arcia is a boom/bust proposition this year, but if he can even get the average to .250 there is a lot of power there. For pitchers, I think Zack Wheeler takes a big step forward this year and I also like Drew Smyly joining Cobb as a big impact guy for the Rays.
I'm closer to Ben Carsley on Bogaerts than I am to the negative nellies. I see some improvement this year, with 15-17 home runs and a .260-.270 average a realistic expectation. I agree with Ben and think the breakout comes in 2016 or 2017. (Mike Gianella)
|2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Drew Smyly. Rays magic?|
(Ken Tuckee from wilshire)
|Smyly is a solid pitcher, but he's probably just on a hot run. Tommy Rancel noted over the weekend that he's using his cutter more to his arm side, which is lifted from the Jon Lester playbook (and something I wanted to see from him). He's got three quality pitches, control, brains, and guts. You don't need a whole lot more to find success in the majors. Let's just give it a little more time before we buy into him as a monster. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Am I alright with a fantasy pitching staff anchored by Scherzer, Cain, Shelby Miller, Andrew Cashner, RA Dickey, Drew Smyly and Tyson Ross?|
(Lou from washington)
|I have no idea. How big is your league? I like a lot of those pitchers. If you're in a 20-team NL-only league, well done! (Except for the three AL guys.) (Ben Lindbergh)|
|2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)||Why are the experts so pessimistic on Drew Smyly? Obviously he can't replicate what he did last year but he still seems like a strong option.|
(Dave from Boston)
|Hi Dave (I'm going to be saying "Hi Dave" in my sleep tonight).
Are we? I like Smyly a lot. I think my big concern is going to be with durability/him holding up over the course of a full season given that he pitched out of the pen last year, but I think the numbers are going to be very good. (Mike Gianella)
|2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you see Drew Smyly having a good year this year?|
(Sumner from The beach)
|I think so. Transitioning from a reliever to a starter is an iffy proposition. There are a lot of success stories and a few guys (most famously Joba) who failed.
I think he'll be fine this year. (Mauricio Rubio)
|2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Doug, just wondering what your thoughts are on today's fantasy article on Pitchers To Avoid? And anyone you would add to that list?Thanks|
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
|Great stuff from the fantasy staff today in this article: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22928
I would add anybody on the Brewers, esp Estrada who seems to be getting some helium in drafts. Same with Drew Smyly. I will also be staying away from Liriano, Ubaldo, and both Wood's. (Doug Thorburn)
|2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)||List 5 hitters and pitchers that you feel could be breakout players in 2014. Thanks for the chat, Mike!|
(Brett from The Office)
Hitters: Christian Yelich, Billy Hamilton, Oscar Taveras, Avisail Garcia, Josmil Pinto.
Pitchers: Jameson Taillon, Rafael Montero, Drew Smyly, Jimmy Nelson, Taijuan Walker. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-07-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)||I know there is no room in the Tigers' rotation, but do you think Drew Smyly's talent is being wasted in the bullpen?|
(BF from New York)
|It depends on his change-up, which rarely makes an appearance out of the 'pen. A lefty starter without a change-of-pace can run into trouble against a platoon-stacked lineup.
On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Dream On" (Doug Thorburn)
|2013-04-25 12:30:00 (link to chat)||When do you think that J. Leyland will realize that Porcello is better suited on the bench or the minors than starting over Drew Smyly? One, maybe two more starts? |
(G Money from Atlanta)
|I'm as guilty as anyone of expecting big things out of Porcello this season, even before his great spring training. The fact that Detroit's bullpen isn't exactly rock solid will buy Porcello a few more starts, I'd think, since Smyly is a guy who can go multiple innings out of the pen. (Ben Lindbergh)|
|2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Who from the following list of young 4th/5th starter talent types have the best chances at a solid 2013: Dan Straily, Jose Quintana, Joe Kelly, Drew Smyly, AJ Griffin, David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez, and Patrick Corbin?|
(Paul from DC)
|I don't know if Kelly, Smyly, or Corbin will get a full slate of starts, I know Phelps won't. That leaves Griffin, Straily, Quintana, and Ramirez and I'd lean toward one of the first two. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Which of these young starters has the best year in 2013: AJ Griffin, Matt Harvey, Drew Smyly, and Jose Quintana?|
(Paul from DC)
|I like Matt Harvey by a wide margin. He's easily got the best stuff of the bunch, and his debut was electric. Quintana/Smyly/Griffin are back of the rotation types and they lack the sizzle of Harvey. (Josh Shepardson)|
|2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Detroit lefty Drew Smyly had a pretty decent rookie season with a 1.268 WHIP and 94 Ks in 99 IPs. Does this 2010 2nd round draft pick project as a #3 or better starter?|
(Paul from DC)
|I see Smyly as a 4, but he could be a solid one at that, which is a little more than I saw from him in 2011. The one shot he has, as do most young arms, to change their profile, is to command everything better. Cliff Lee is a great example. Was never a top prospect, never expected to be a 2 let alone a one who wins a Cy Young and challenges for five others.
As for Chen, I think he is what he is, for the most part, but we could see some small, incremental progressions in some areas, particular with runners on base. There is generally a transition period with Asian pitchers, especially since the ball is different. (Jason A. Churchill)
|2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Long-term outlook for Drew Smyly? Strike-throwing 4/5 or something more?|
(RationalSportsFan from Indy)
|The former. (Kevin Goldstein)|
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