Razzball Fantasy Baseball http://puccavaccine.com Fantasy Baseball Advice Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:04:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Top 10 College Prospects to Target in Dynasty Leagues http://puccavaccine.com/top-10-college-prospects-to-target-in-dynasty-leagues/ http://puccavaccine.com/top-10-college-prospects-to-target-in-dynasty-leagues/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:00:56 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931882 http://puccavaccine.com/top-10-college-prospects-to-target-in-dynasty-leagues/feed/ 13 Goin’ Deep Podcast – Grey’s Tout and COVID Quarantine http://puccavaccine.com/goin-deep-podcast-greys-tout-and-covid-quarantine/ http://puccavaccine.com/goin-deep-podcast-greys-tout-and-covid-quarantine/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:45:12 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931989 here. If you'd rather read Grey's article about his NL Tout team, you can read his article here.]]> http://puccavaccine.com/goin-deep-podcast-greys-tout-and-covid-quarantine/feed/ 1 Outfielders To Target, 2020 Fantasy Baseball http://puccavaccine.com/outfielders-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/ http://puccavaccine.com/outfielders-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2020 07:00:05 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1930679 catchers to target, 1st basemen to target2nd basemen to targetshortstops to target, and 3rd basemen to target, cause I have to do everything around here! Look at me, throwing shade like a beach umbrella! That makes sense…if you don’t think about it! That’s what I want my bumper sticker to say, “That makes sense?if you don’t think about it.?Okay, so this post is all the outfielders that are being drafted after 200 overall that elicit uber-sexy feelings. Last year, I featured Ramon Laureano, Austin Meadows and Daniel Palka, who could still breakout (I'm kidding; it's an inside joke with myself). As for the coronavirus aka Covid-19 aka “The Disease That Apparently Hates Baseball,?I’m not pretending it’s not going on, but some people still have drafts, and if I liked these guys before the virus started karaoke’ing to Public Enemy’s Shut ‘Em Down, I still like them. So, I’m getting these “To Target?posts out in case people are still drafting. There are upcoming RCL drafts, and I plan on doing another NFBC league for s’s and g’s to pass time until the National Pastime returns. Is there more interest from you in another NFBC draft vs. me vs. youse? Let me know in the comments. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) supplement to the top 100 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball. All Steamer hitter projections have been updated to 100 games, and all 2020 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2020 projections.  Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2020 fantasy baseball:]]> http://puccavaccine.com/outfielders-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/feed/ 120 Top 100 Prospects for 2021 Fantasy Baseball http://puccavaccine.com/top-100-prospects-for-2021-fantasy-baseball/ http://puccavaccine.com/top-100-prospects-for-2021-fantasy-baseball/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:00:07 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931969 During the moments I could focus enough to exercise the fantasy part of my brain, I’ve been brainstorming for what I should explore during the virus break.  A fast forward to next March’s Top 100 list landed pretty high on my to-do list, but the task of going back to the future quickly became a complicated proposition.  Will the Tigers have any incentive to promote Skubal, Manning and Mize?  In a full season, players can push for the next level through dominance, putting a variety of pressures on the organization: fan frustration, developmental stall, player frustration, etc.  It’s easy to project Julio Rodriguez, Jarred Kelenic, and Wander Franco to push their way up given a full season, but the math is all variables now. And mostly negative ones for young studs on non-contenders.  Nonetheless, I grabbed some plutonium and had a lot of fun in the process. Feeling pretty good about the whole thing on publication day. Will have more to say about the future in future, specifically this Sunday. In the meantime, to paraphrase the great Red Green: if you don’t find this list handsome, I hope at least you’ll find it handy.]]> http://puccavaccine.com/top-100-prospects-for-2021-fantasy-baseball/feed/ 46 Draft Bargains with Reluctant Thanks to COVID-19: Part 2 http://puccavaccine.com/draft-bargains-with-reluctant-thanks-to-covid-19-part-2/ http://puccavaccine.com/draft-bargains-with-reluctant-thanks-to-covid-19-part-2/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:00:43 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931962 I talked about a bunch of Yankees and mostly some household ace names like Max Scherzer, Mike Clevinger, Justin Verlander, etc. Those guys were some big names whose stock slipped some in the ADP department thanks to their various ailments. I promised some more, so I won't dilly dally any longer. This week's crop isn't necessarily superstars (though I guess that's arguable), but they're definitely some names you want to keep in mind.]]> http://puccavaccine.com/draft-bargains-with-reluctant-thanks-to-covid-19-part-2/feed/ 5 3rd Basemen To Target, 2020 Fantasy Baseball http://puccavaccine.com/3rd-basemen-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/ http://puccavaccine.com/3rd-basemen-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:00:43 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1930342
Excuse the exposition and this clunky intro into aforementioned exposition, but here’s the catchers to target1st basemen to target2nd basemen to targetshortstops to target and something to stick to your dartboards to target. These 3rd basemen to target are being drafted after 200 overall.  Keep in mind, nephew (and five niece readers), your Uncle Grey likes to have a corner man drafted by the time these guys appear, so you’re looking at potential utility men more than anything. As for the coronavirus aka Covid-19 aka "The Disease That Apparently Hates Baseball," I'm not pretending it's not going on, but some people still have drafts, and if I liked these guys before the virus started karaoke'ing to Public Enemy's Shut 'Em Down, I still like them. So, I'm getting these "To Target" posts out in case people are still drafting. There are upcoming RCL drafts, and I plan on doing another NFBC league for s's and g's to pass time until the National Pastime returns. Is there more interest from you in another NFBC draft vs. me vs. youse? Let me know in the comments. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Indonesia) supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball.  (All 2020 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated to 100 games played, but I am still going into the positional rankings and moving guys who were injured who now have a better "corona timeline.") Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2020 projections. Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2020 fantasy baseball:]]>
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Bear or Bull: The Book of Isiah http://puccavaccine.com/isiah-kiner-falefa-2020-fantasy-baseball/ http://puccavaccine.com/isiah-kiner-falefa-2020-fantasy-baseball/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2020 18:00:44 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931883 Isiah Kiner-Falefa, 24 years old, 5' 10" and 176 pounds. Meh. .238/.299/.322 slash with 1 home run and 3 stolen bases in 222 plate appearances last season. MEH. About to shake his fists and curse the gods, Billy Bob then turned one more page: .378/.410/.757 slash with 4 home runs in 39 plate appearances during Spring Training. Maybe Kiner-Falefa was a caterpiller and is now ready to transform. Did Billy Bob find his buttefly after all? 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Well, yes, it's a million times weirder, but like I said, I can't really think of a reason not to do it.  I'm confident that if the baseball-related worst happens and the season is cancelled altogether (wow, I don't even like typing that), any leagues I've paid for will be refunded, and many of us suddenly have quite a bit more time than usual to spare these days, so there's nothing to lose, right?  I have my last scheduled NFBC online draft set for later this week, so I guess I'll just try to jump in and make the best of it, both for the sake of my current psyche as well as for the future hopes of the team I'll be drafting.  It's been admittedly difficult for me to keep a positive mindset lately, what with the thing that I usually turn to to make me calm and happy during tough times having been taken away indefinitely. I'm going to try to focus less on the notion that baseball might not be back for a really, really long time, and more on the thought that there's still a decent chance that the players whose names I'm thinking about, adding to my queue, and rostering on my pretend teams now will be playing real-life major league baseball in a few months.  I'm excited enough just at the thought of them playing, period... and if they lead me to a little fantasy baseball success while they're at it, that will be some scrumptious frosting on an already delicious cake. The 2020 puccavaccine.commenter Leagues are now open! 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The only thing we do know is that we have at least two weeks and likely much longer to wait until MLB Opening Day.  In the meantime, while we’re all being home-bodies we’ll do the only thing we can do until we hear “Play Ball?and that’s draft and talk about drafts. We’ve already taken a handful of leagues that hadn’t filled and moved their drafts into the two week window MLB has given us.  We’re drafting into the first weeks of April now, so sign up for another league or two to give yourself something to do the next few weeks. Just make sure to Lysol the laptop in between uses and stay safe out there friends. Remember, this is about keeping those most vulnerable safe, so do your part people.  Now, let’s dive into another week’s worth of draft data and see what info we can glean.]]> http://puccavaccine.com/rcl-update-sagnof-adps-2020/feed/ 18 Yahoo Friends & Family Draft Recap: I’m Not Not Drafting Giancarlo Everywhere http://puccavaccine.com/yahoo-friends-family-draft-recap-im-not-not-drafting-giancarlo-everywhere/ http://puccavaccine.com/yahoo-friends-family-draft-recap-im-not-not-drafting-giancarlo-everywhere/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:21 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931831 Razzball Tools. (I'm not peeing in your water and calling it Corona, we're still drafting up in this mug, because the season will happen; it's on my vision board!) Anyway, here's my Yahoo Friends & Family draft recap:]]> http://puccavaccine.com/yahoo-friends-family-draft-recap-im-not-not-drafting-giancarlo-everywhere/feed/ 173 Spring Break COVID-19 Draft: Vlad and Eloy Form Voltron http://puccavaccine.com/spring-break-covid-19-draft-vlad-and-eloy-form-voltron/ http://puccavaccine.com/spring-break-covid-19-draft-vlad-and-eloy-form-voltron/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2020 07:01:07 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931846 The thing about now is that writing about anything feels like writing about nothing. Thus is the nature of fantasy sports in a global crisis. The nature of sports themselves, we’re seeing.  I’m supposed to be on Spring Break, man. Or my students are. I never do much with it, if I’m honest. Just baseball stuff, really. I’ll watch last year all winter and try to see as much as I can in Spring, which is typically a lot over Spring Break. Used to play some video games. These days it’s just Fifa 16 because it only takes about ten minutes to pop in and finish a game. Think I just won the 2022 World Cup with Portugal. Just a fluke they offered me the job all those years ago. Still had time for a draft with CBS around noon Friday. 15-team roto. First one post-shutdown for me, and though it was just a mock, it felt like pretty serious. I’m not sure why. I think it’s the fourth mock I’ve done with them this off-season, and I’m very thankful to Scott White and the crew for inviting me, but the previous ones were very clearly mocks while I was in the room, if you know what I mean. Maybe it was just me feeling like everything is serious. My wife can’t stop coughing and can’t get tested. Our daughter is around her a lot. It’s hard to avoid.  Anyway here’s the team: (overall pick number in parenthesis)]]> http://puccavaccine.com/spring-break-covid-19-draft-vlad-and-eloy-form-voltron/feed/ 18 Spring Training Battle: Rangers Center Field http://puccavaccine.com/spring-training-battle-rangers-centerfielder/ http://puccavaccine.com/spring-training-battle-rangers-centerfielder/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2020 17:00:19 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931830 Charlie vs Willy Wonka in 1976. That being said, eventually, probably, hopefully, there will be baseball. And there are some battles of note out there. One in particular is who will be the Texas Rangers' center fielder? 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And if it isn't, well, may God have mercy on us all...)* *The last two recommendations were jokes, so don't sue bro. But to be honest, a Purell shower doesn't sound like a net-negative, so who knows...]]> http://puccavaccine.com/covid-19-baseball-and-fantasy-baseball/feed/ 16 Draft Bargains with Reluctant Thanks to COVID-19 http://puccavaccine.com/draft-bargains-with-reluctant-thanks-to-covid-19/ http://puccavaccine.com/draft-bargains-with-reluctant-thanks-to-covid-19/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:00:44 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931790 http://puccavaccine.com/draft-bargains-with-reluctant-thanks-to-covid-19/feed/ 18 Bargain Bin: Late-Round Values http://puccavaccine.com/bargain-bin-late-round-values/ http://puccavaccine.com/bargain-bin-late-round-values/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:00:24 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931777 This was written before all the craziness this week and nothing has changed. Despite the season being moved back, there's still a ton of value in drafts. It just blows my mind how many good players there are outside of the Top-150. That’s where all of these guys lie and I truly believe that a couple of these players can be game-changers for your fantasy team. Without further ado, let’s get into some of my late-round values.  If you have any comments or questions, comment me below or reach me on Twitter @Bartilottajoel  Also, if you want to see some of my team previews, check out my profile here! ]]> http://puccavaccine.com/bargain-bin-late-round-values/feed/ 16 Take Everyone Out Of The Ballgame http://puccavaccine.com/mlb-season-suspended/ http://puccavaccine.com/mlb-season-suspended/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2020 07:00:31 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931727 top 500 for 2020 fantasy baseball with a few small adjustments, which I'll get to in the post. And, to the Coronavirus, I say, "T. Hanks, but no thanks!" Anyway, here's what else I saw in spring training for 2020 fantasy baseball:]]> http://puccavaccine.com/mlb-season-suspended/feed/ 261 One Man’s Trash: Yusei What Now? http://puccavaccine.com/one-mans-trash-yusei-what-now/ http://puccavaccine.com/one-mans-trash-yusei-what-now/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:00:16 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931763 Yusei Kikuchi experienced the full gamut of emotions last year. He followed in the footsteps of Prince Akeem and came to America, where he had to learn a new language, culture, and game. His father passed away from cancer, while becoming a father for the first time himself. On the mound, he experienced glory by pitching a complete-game, two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts against the Toronto Blue Jays and struck out 10 Indians in seven innings back in May. On the flip side, he allowed 5 earned runs in a game three times, 6 earned runs four times, and 7 earned runs once. He did start 32 games, so there's that, but the final line was 161.2 innings pitched, 5.46 ERA, 16.1% strikeout rate, and 6.9% walk rate. On average, he's being drafted as the 434th overall player and 178th pitcher being selected in NFBC drafts from 2/1 to 3/11. Am I writing up Kikuchi as a peace offering to Donkey Teeth (noted Kikuchi lover) after hating on his other love, Luis Robert? Kind of, but for full disclosure, I've drafted Kikuchi everywhere. Here's why:]]> http://puccavaccine.com/one-mans-trash-yusei-what-now/feed/ 23 Heads Up! H2H Categories Strategy – Late Round Hitting Targets http://puccavaccine.com/heads-up-h2h-categories-strategy-late-round-hitting-targets/ http://puccavaccine.com/heads-up-h2h-categories-strategy-late-round-hitting-targets/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:00:33 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931530 http://puccavaccine.com/heads-up-h2h-categories-strategy-late-round-hitting-targets/feed/ 0 Ambulance Chasers Preseason: So Which Pitchers Aren’t Hurt Again? http://puccavaccine.com/ambulance-chasers-preseason-so-which-pitchers-arent-hurt-again/ http://puccavaccine.com/ambulance-chasers-preseason-so-which-pitchers-arent-hurt-again/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:00:19 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931759 If you drafted any time between the end of the season and now, and you took a SP with one of your top two picks, there’s a good chance you’re playing injury optimism roulette right now.  Someone put Jacob DeGrom, and Walker Buehler under full bubble wrap treatment as they’re really the only ones unscathed from the top 20 picks or so at the moment in the pitcher camp. Even Gerrit Cole had a Coronavirus scare with a fever last month that’s since subsided.  Let’s do some quick hits on where everyone is at the moment. Editorial Note from the Donkey: Of course everything will be turned upside down if and when the MLB makes a decision on a delayed start to the season. Some of these guys will end up being great buy low targets if you have to draft today. 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The highlights of this post last year were Fernando Tatis Jr., Jorge Polanco and Brendan Rodgers. So they’re not all winners, but 2nd basemen to target and the shortstops are necessary evils like changing your underwear. Whether you want to or not, it is a good idea to take a flyer on a late middle infielder, and you should still expect to get crapped on. Unlike previous years, I'm hopeful that everyone owns at least one shortstop prior to getting to the sleepers in this post. Top shortstops are the bees knees and bees do have knees; I'm a scientist. This is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Lichtenstein) supplement to the top 20 shortstops for 2020 fantasy baseball.  The players listed have a draft rank after 200 on other sites.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2020 projections. Anyway, here’s some shortstops to target for 2020 fantasy baseball:]]>
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Spring Training Sleeper Watch: American League West Edition http://puccavaccine.com/spring-training-sleeper-watch-american-league-west-edition/ http://puccavaccine.com/spring-training-sleeper-watch-american-league-west-edition/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:01:12 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931755 Spring Training Sleeper Watch: American League West Edition One of my favorite traditions as a young fan was Peter Gammons profiling each team’s spring training focus points.  I loved the spittle and shake of his voice, the depth of his details, and especially how he always shot the segments in front of people playing catch, gloves popping symphonically as we imagine the impossible topside of Rich Harden. It’s in that spirit that I begin our next prospect series—one that works in concert with Razzball’s Gammonsian team previews and one that involves a few nods to some non-prospects. Graduating from eligibility requirements doesn’t mean you’re a known quantity, nor that you’ve graduated to an everyday opportunity. Yesterday's failed prospects are often tomorrow's sleepers, so let's take a lap around the division looking for some fantasy profit. ]]> http://puccavaccine.com/spring-training-sleeper-watch-american-league-west-edition/feed/ 7 Charting the Future: WHIP vs. ADP http://puccavaccine.com/charting-the-future-whip-vs-adp/ http://puccavaccine.com/charting-the-future-whip-vs-adp/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:00:42 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931691 looked at ERA across the draft, finding some potential values based on ADP. Today, we'll take a closer look at Starting Pitcher WHIP by ADP. To begin with, what's the context in which we should gauge whether an SP's WHIP actually helps our team? Here are WHIP trends over the last 5 years:]]> http://puccavaccine.com/charting-the-future-whip-vs-adp/feed/ 1 Don’t Forget About Shin-Soo Choo http://puccavaccine.com/shin-soo-choo-2020-fantasy-baseball/ http://puccavaccine.com/shin-soo-choo-2020-fantasy-baseball/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 17:00:25 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931655 Shin Soo Choo has been around for a while. I know this because I'm a pretty sentimental person. I'm the guy who stops walking when he smells a familiar fragrance, trying to pinpoint the memory. (Generally it's an ex and nausea immediately follows.) I'm the guy who starts crying when someone quotes The Matrix, and I'm all smiles when I see how much Lego sets cost nowadays. (So much money saved by being an 80's kid.) And of course being part Korean, Choo was a cornerstone to almost every one of my fantasy teams the last decade, because racism or something. Choo has also been entwined with my long history of content here at Razzball as a vehicle for kimchi jokes, because racism or something. But despite all that racism, there is another trend I'm noticing, and that's I really have to remember to draft him this season. Granted, there are some red flags in his profile that we'll address, but despite waxing poetic about how all my ex's make me sick, I wanted to make sure you didn't forget about Shin Soo Choo either...]]> http://puccavaccine.com/shin-soo-choo-2020-fantasy-baseball/feed/ 13 Goin’ Deep – Pitchers Dropping (Alex) Fast http://puccavaccine.com/goin-deep-pitchers-dropping-alex-fast/ http://puccavaccine.com/goin-deep-pitchers-dropping-alex-fast/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:45:18 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931726 interview. Cannot say it enough, if you enjoy pitching discussions, it's a must listen. As Taillon works his way back, we talk about which spring training stats might matter. While you're stuck at home avoiding coronavirus, you might as well listen to some baseball talk. Side note: Here's the chart I discuss during the podcast for 2019 spring training velocity increases.]]> http://puccavaccine.com/goin-deep-pitchers-dropping-alex-fast/feed/ 4 2nd Basemen To Target, 2020 Fantasy Baseball http://puccavaccine.com/2nd-basemen-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/ http://puccavaccine.com/2nd-basemen-to-target-2020-fantasy-baseball/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 07:00:50 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1930240
Psst!  This post is gonna list 2nd basemen that you should target in your 2020 fantasy baseball drafts. I’m whispering because you don’t want everyone to see this post. No, I can’t whisper louder, then it WOULDN’T BE WHISPERING! Okay, gig’s up (or maybe that’s jig’s up), the love I’m about to reiterately (Made Up Word of the Day!) confirm is on these guys I love later in drafts. I’m not going to mention Ketel Marte other than this one mention of him where I say I’m not going to mention him. At least that’s my apophasis and I’m sticking to it! These are players that you’re looking at later and all of them have ADPs after 200 (unlike Marte; okay, two non-mentions). Some could be the 2nd baseman on your team, they are more than likely MIs. This is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Croatia) supplement to the top 20 2nd basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2020 projections. Anyway, here’s some 2nd basemen to target for 2020 fantasy baseball:]]>
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Bear or Bull: Reynaldo Lope-yes? http://puccavaccine.com/bear-or-bull-reynaldo-lope-yes/ http://puccavaccine.com/bear-or-bull-reynaldo-lope-yes/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2020 19:00:11 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931689 Reynaldo Lopez allowed the fifth-most home runs last season and had game logs that would have made NBA players jealous. There were four games allowing three homers in a game and one game serving up four. There were 14 games in which he allowed at least five earned runs, with six of those games giving up six earned runs and two games with eight! Reynald-NOOOOOOOOOO. But I'm intrigued for some weird reason. Is it the 296 ADP in NFBC drafts from 2/1 to 3/9? Could be. Maybe it's the fact that he throws mid-to-upper 90s. I'm always a sucker for speed. I blame Maverick and Goose. Or could it be the six-inning, 14-strikeout performance in April of last season? How about the complete game, one-hit, 11-strikeout game against the Cleveland Indians in early September? Let's dig in and see if we can say Lope-YESSSSSS. Lopez signed with the Washington Nationals back in 2012 as an international free agent from the Domincan Republic. He pitched in Single-A until 2016, when he logged 76 innings in Double-A, 33 innings in Triple-A, and 44 innings with the big club. With the major league team, Lopez finished with a 4.91 ERA, 8.59 K/9, and 4.50 BB/9. The following year, he was traded to the White Sox. He suffered a rib injury in 2017, which kept him at 47.2 innings pitched that season. In 2018, Lopez pitched 188.2 innings, had a 3.91 ERA, 7.2 K/9, and 3.58 BB/9. Last season, he pitched 184 innings, had a 5.38 ERA, 8.27 K/9, and 3.18 BB/9. I know, I know. Yuckaldo Nopez, right? The 2020 puccavaccine.commenter Leagues are now open! Free to join!]]> http://puccavaccine.com/bear-or-bull-reynaldo-lope-yes/feed/ 18 Rolling In The Deep: Should Deep-Leaguers Chase Playing Time? http://puccavaccine.com/rolling-in-the-deep-should-deep-leaguers-chase-playing-time/ http://puccavaccine.com/rolling-in-the-deep-should-deep-leaguers-chase-playing-time/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2020 18:00:28 +0000 http://puccavaccine.com/?p=1931623 The 2020 puccavaccine.commenter Leagues are now open! Free to join!]]> http://puccavaccine.com/rolling-in-the-deep-should-deep-leaguers-chase-playing-time/feed/ 13