Tim’s Musings – Week 3

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From the rambling mind of Mr. Tim McLeod…

1. On Thursday, Vince Velasquez, Jordan Zimmermann, Danny Salazar, Jaime Garcia, and Jason Hammel combined to go 5-0, tossing 36 innings of shutout ball, with 45 strikeouts. The early fears that hitting has caught up to pitching have been alleviated.

2. As we close out the second week of the season the Philadelphia Phillies have earned more victories than the Houston Astros.

3. BJ should have changed his name to Melvin in 2013.

4. Tony Wolters of the Colorado Rockies has stolen three bases. That is one less than the combined total of all MLB catchers. Who is Tony Wolters?

5. The Giants definitely have an “Angel in the Outfield.”

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia leads all catchers in offensive production with three homers and ten RBI.

7. Austin Voth will make his major league debut before Lucas Giolito.

8. Heading into the season…

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Supplemental Dynasty League Draft Pref List

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In preparation for your Dynasty League draft, here is the list of players and the sequence in which I would draft them.  Only players that were signed after last June are eligible for the list.  This includes June draftees and international players.

I encourage you to listen to our podcast from January 13th where I add color and discuss how I might move them around depending on whether you are rebuilding or not.

  1. Brendan Rodgers (SS) – Colorado Rockies
  1. Dansby Swanson (SS) – Atlanta Braves`
  1. Andrew Benintendi (OF) – Boston Red Sox
  1. Alex Bregman (SS/2B) – Houston Astros
  1. Byung Ho-Park – Minnesota Twins
  1. Kenta Maeda – Los Angeles Dodgers
  1. Kyle Tucker (OF) – Houston Astros
  1. Brady Aiken (LHP) – Cleveland Indians
  1. Dillon Tate (RHP) – Texas Rangers
  1. Ian Happ (OF) – Chicago Cubs
  1. Garrett Whitley (OF) – Tampa Bay Rays
  1. Yusinal Diaz (OF) – Los Angeles Dodgers
  1. Carson Fulmer (RHP)

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2015 National League Impact Rookies

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Last week I wrote about the American League Impact Rookies and called that squad “flush with rookie talent”.  Well if the AL is flush, then the NL is “REALLY flush with talent”.  Yeah, I’m a writer…look at how I highlighted really…and even capitalized it.  A Pulitzer prize is clearly in my future.

Kidding aside, the talent is immense led by a pair of Cubbies in Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant.  While Bryant is the best prospect in the land, I actually think Jorge Soler will have a more impactful season.  Provided he can stay healthy, 25 home runs should be in the bank.  Bryant has got to hit his way onto the opening day starting lineup.  If he’s just ok in Spring Training, the Cubs will find a way to delay his clock to start him in the minors for at least two week.

It doesn’t stop there, Joc Pederson and…

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2014 Rule 4 Draft Picks to Target

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Any idiot in your league can take a highlighter to a list of players drafted in the most recent June Amateur Draft and take the highest available player on the board when their turn comes in an amateur dynasty league draft.  You will watch in bemusement when that guy wastes a high pick on Kodi Medeiros this year.  Any experienced dynasty league owner knows that there can be a big difference between how an actual GM views amateur talent come draft time versus the way a dynasty league owner views the same talent.  For the purposes of this endeavor, we will be taking a look solely at players drafted the old fashioned way in June of last year, so no Cubans (whom are deserving of a separate post) or July 2nd players.

If you’ve already had your draft, now might be the time to approach a snoozing owner who might…

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