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The best fantasy baseball leagues don't end when the season ends. Join Chad Young and Pete Ball of Pitcher List as they dive into the world of keeper and Ottoneu leagues. Tips and advice, analysis and insights, all tailored to leagues where you're playing for the long haul.

Chad Young, Pete Ball


    • Jan 4, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    K ꓘ 42 - Keeper Values by ADP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 66:07

    Keep or Kut - Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) do a little mock draft, but with a twist. Rather than drafting to build the best team, this draft is focused on keeper value. In this eight-round draft, players are taken with their current NFBC ADP attached with Chad and Pete trying to identify players who will be good keepers for 2023. The result is a combination of sleepers, breakouts, and other players who we expect to cost a lot more in 2023 than they do in 2022. Draft them now and you'll be thrilled to keep them next year. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 2:09 - The rules for the draft 5:34 - With the first overall pick, Pete bets on a bounceback from Alex Bregman, whose current ADP may be an overcorrection. 8:34 - Chad looks for a breakout with his first pick, taking Alejandro Kirk and his elite batted balls and solid plate discipline. 10:59 - Fantasy managers seem to be waiting for Jorge Polanco to prove his 2019 and 2021 are legit, but Chad is happy to take him with his second pick. 13:23 - Another MI off the board, as Pete grabs Gleyber Torres (still just 25 years old) with his second pick. 17:35 - More youth for Pete, as he fills first base with Alex Kirilloff, who underperformed his 2022 xStats. 19:57 - Finishing up the third, Chad takes Andrew Vaughn, who was solid if not spectacular despite making the leap from A-ball all the way to MLB. 23:36 - Kirilloff vs. Vaughn: Who ya got? 24:47 - Chad adds some power with Rhys Hoskins, who showed improvement in 2021 and could be primed for a breakout. 29:28 - Will Smith slots in behind the plate for Pete - could he be C1 this year? 34:38 - Pete just can't quit Brendan Rodgers, but there are real reasons for optimism. 38:19 - Fresh off a strong finish (pre-injury), Blake Snell is Chad's pick at SP. 41:17 - Chad finishes off his pitching staff with Ken Giles, who was elite when we last saw him and has a path to saves. 44:47 - Pete goes deep into ADP to take Trevor Larnach. Larnach is risky, but he's also basically free. 49:08 - At the other end of the spectrum, Sandy Alcantara is far from free, but there's still room for him to be a great keeper at this cost. 52:12 - He's been freed from Tropicana Field, but Willy Adames still comes cheap enough that Chad sees a lot of keeper value. 55:28 - Chad's last pick is Alec Bohm, whose 70 grade hit tool is too good to keep performing so poorly. 58:30 - Pete finishes up with Devin Williams, who may not be a closer immediately, but has elite skills and could be a big win for a patient manager. 1:01:44 - LIGHTNING ROUND! Chad and Pete offer quick thoughts on players who weren't taken in the draft, but could have been: Carson Kelly, Chris Taylor, Oneil Cruz, Trent Grisham, Frankie Montas, Camilo Doval, Trey Mancini, Jeff McNeil, Corey Seager, Luis Robert, Ian Anderson, Mitch Garver, Ke'Bryan Hayes, and Garrett Whitlock Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 41 - Part 2 of the #OttoMock Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 65:12

    Keep or Kut - Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) continue their analysis of the mock Ottoneu auction that wrapped up on December 10. They covered five teams in the last episode and wrap up with the other seven today. Going team by team, they break down their favorite values, thoughts on overpaid players, and much more. Let your prep for your Ottoneu auctions start here.  Finished mock results: https://www.couchmanagers.com/auctions/?auction_id=5 Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 2:57 - Ottoneu creator Niv Shah's OF attracted some attention, with a $25 Eloy Jiménez and a $23 J.D. Martinez.He got some love ($11 Ian Anderson) and some questions ($19 Eduardo Rodriguez) for his rotation, as well. Plus some credit for wisely spending on the positions where the money mattered most. 17:30 - Jake Mailhot of FanGraphs spent $31 on Wander Franco and Chad and Pete were split on how they feel about it. Alejandro Kirk and Tim Anderson also get some discussion on a team that Chad and Pete agrees looks awfully strong. 25:14 - Built buy two long-time Ottoneu players, the Sabrcatz had a plan and executed against it. As a result, they left with a ton of interesting long-term values, with conversations about everyone from Mike Trout and Ronald Acuńa, Jr., to Jo Adell and Joe Ryan, plus a nice bullpen. 32:11 - Ottoneu Slack Admin Mike Maude got some real nice old guy value, but are we still in on Germán Márquez? And is Walker Buehler a legit ace? 40:16 - The man behind the Ottoneu Surplus Calculator, Justin Vibber, got good values at the high end of the spectrum, but can a team with Yordan Alvarez, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob Degrom, and others overcome a risky rotation? 47:23 - Eno Sarris of The Athletic got an underpriced ace in Charlie Morton, plus some fun values in Trent Grisham, Ian Happ, Tanner Houck, and Raisel Iglesias. Plus find out which SP Eno targeted, and why Chad is intrigued by them, even if he thinks Eno may have overpaid. 54:01 - The finalists in the inaugural Ottoneu Prestige Leauge joined forces to draft the team called Clondoves, and they nabbed one of Pete's favorite sleeper SP in Patrick Sandoval. They also loaded up on buy-lows, putting together a roster that is built well for OPL and includes a number of players we'll be targeting late in auctions. 59:17 - Before wrapping up, we hit on some overall takeaways: first-year auctions vs. established leagues; the importance of auction flow and order; why we are waiting on 1B (but not 3B); and the right balance of spending vs. saving.   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 40 - Part 1 of the #OttoMock Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 75:24

    Keep or Kut - Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) begin to dissect the mock Ottoneu auction that wrapped up on December 10. Going team by team, they break down their favorite values, thoughts on overpaid players, and much more. Let your prep for your Ottoneu auctions start here.  Finished mock results: https://www.couchmanagers.com/auctions/?auction_id=5 Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 6:55 - The breakdown begins with Chad's team. Potential outfield woes, a deep dive on Alex Wood and Oneil Cruz, and a discussion about what to expect from Jeff McNeil. 28:02 - Analysis of Pete's team includes a discussion about Triston McKenzie and several prospects bought at bargain prices. Is $10 an ideal amount of money to be left with post-auction? And Pete plants his flag on DJ LeMahieu... he's all in.  45:52 - Friend of the show Mark McElroy's team. Is outfield sneaky thin? A conversation about the risk on a $32 George Springer unfolds and is followed up by a praising of a $17 Rhys Hoskins and $3 Trey Mancini.  58:28 - Adam Howe's team! Pete loves Alek Manoah, especially at $15. Is the floor of this bench too low? Chad is on the fence about Tyler O'Neill as a player but he loves the price that Adam got him at. Whit Merrifield isn't much of an Ottoneu points league player.  1:09:58 - Dave Swan's team... $52 leftover! Dave had an awesome, cheap middle infield headlined by Willy Adames, Kolten Wong, and Jonathan Schoop (total of those three: $19). What do we do with a $10 Tyler Glasnow?    Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 39 - Some Early Mock Auction Results & Free Agent Signings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 66:33

    Keep or Kut - Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) dig deep on the Ottoneu mock auction that is currently taking place. Third base once again becomes a point of discussion, as does the seemingly top-heavy nature of the mock itself. Eventually, Pete and Chad get into a discussion about some of the early signings this offseason and their potential fantasy impacts.  Follow the mock here!: https://www.couchmanagers.com/auctions/?auction_id=5 Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 1:10 - The best Thanksgiving side 4:40 - Introduction to the mock auction draft and how it has gone so far 12:03 - Pete's rationale for dropping so much money on Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 13:59 - A discussion about Mike Trout - he went for over $60! 20:42 - Nolan Arenado for $18. A steal? A fair deal? Overpay? A discussion about 3B follows, including how Pete ended up with both Austin Riley and Manny Machado. 34:30 - Surprising prices on starting pitchers and how the bidding for pitchers has gone in the mock so far. Is a $38 Max Scherzer good value? 36:22 - Are we sleeping on Shane Bieber? 40:08 - $4 Marcus Stroman is a steal 44:03 - Justin Verlander is back with the Astros 49:51 - Steven Matz to the Cardinals. Does it matter? 52:21 - Anthony DeSclafani is back with the Giants. Was the breakout legit? Does losing Buster Posey matter? 56:25 - Noah Syndergaard goes west, off to the Angels. Seems risky, should we be interested? 1:02:05 - Another Angels signing! Aaron Loup... future closer?   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 38 - Position Scarcity and Offseason Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 69:25

    Keep or Kut - Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) talk a bit about how they plan their rosters for the off-season, dive into position scarcity, and look at some big names who might be on the move this off-season. Come for the complaining about the lack of 3B depth, stay for the complaining about the dearth of catchers. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 1:03 - Pete's thoughts on his first go at Ottoneu Arbitration 4:17 - How do you tactically get started with roster planning? 8:57 - Using the Ottoneu Roster Organizer or setting a depth chart on a spreadsheet 12:30 - Third base is not pretty 20:10 - How aggressively should you trade to fill a weak position in the offseason? 26:06 - You thought 3B was bad? Check out 2B and C! 36:07 - Some big names are going to be changing homes and we take a look at a few, starting with Corey Seager (and Chris Taylor) 42:53 - Next up is Javy Baez 47:04 - Our first trade candidate is Matt Olson (and maybe Matt Chapman) 54:00 - We finish up with Kyle Schwarber 57:23 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: With catcher being so thin and Ottoneu being so deep, if you are in trouble at C and another team is deep, how do you approach that? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 37 - Ottoneu Arbitration

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 79:30

    Keep or Kut - Chad (@chadyoung) is joined by Mark McElroy (@markmcelroybb), commissioner of the Pitcher List staff Ottoneu league, to discuss arbitration. They talk about why arbitration exists, how it works, and how you should think about arbitration for your league. Plus, they walk through live examples, as Mark discusses how he would allocate to one of Chad's teams, and Chad does the same for one of Mark's.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast.   Timestamps: 5:29 -  The quirks of Mark and Chad's home leagues 10:34 - The basics of Ottoneu arbitration, including why it exists and how it works 17:04 - Before allocating money, look at teams (including your own), not players 31:24 - Once you know what teams you want to allocate to, it is time to look at which players are the best targets 39:40 - Should you allocate dollars to prospects? 44:36 - Does it make sense to allocate money to high-priced guys in order to force another manager to cut the player? 50:00 - Arb runs for a month, so when is the right time to do it? 53:28 - Is it fair game to discuss arbitration with other members of your league? 57:05 - Mark looks at the Hawken Hawks, Chad's team in league 13, and discusses his arbitration strategy 1:03:55 - Chad returns the favor, discussing his strategy for allocating to the Kram Fighters, Mark's team in league 1122. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 36 - Keeper Values Based on the Pitcher List Mock

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 85:27

    Keep or Kut - Last week, Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) jumped into a way-too-early Pitcher List mock draft for the 2022 season. In this episode, they are joined by two of the other draft participants - Scott Chu (@ifthechufits) and Christopher Weber (@shwebsi) - to talk about potential high-value keepers. By comparing 2021 ADP to where players were taken in the mock draft, Chad, Pete, Scott, and Shwebsi countdown the top 10 keeper values, and tease some late selections who could be exciting keepers next year. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 3:08 - Scott and Shwebsi tell us a bit about their favorite keeper leagues, including a contract-based pair of AL- and NL-only, and a team named Howard the Duck 9:35 - High-level thoughts on the draft we just finished, including the folly of drafting in October. 14:41 - We dive into our top ten countdown of the players with the greatest difference between their 2021 ADP and their pick in this draft, starting with Freddy Peralta. 20:57 - After making huge strides in 2021, Dylan Cease checks in at number nine. 25:46 - Jorge Polanco may not repeat his 2021, but that won't stop him from being number eight on our list, and a great keeper. 31:57 - With first-round production this year, Cedric Mullins is a clear keeper in any format. 38:14 - It's a full-on lovefest for number six Wander Franco. 45:28 - Chad takes a victory lap as we discuss number five Austin Riley. 52:06 - Number four Robbie Ray and the amazing ability to just decide to be better. 56:51 - There were two Shohei Ohtani's in this draft, but only one made it to number three on our list. 1:02:46 - Tyler O'Neill demonstrates the challenges of drafting this early in the off-season. 1:09:12 - Despite the rough pre-season, no one rose further from 2021 to this draft than Chris Sale 1:17:11 - Six guys who went after pick 200 in the draft that we think could be keepers in 2023 Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 35 - Chad's 2021 Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 41:09

    Keep or Kut - After Pete (@PeteBBaseball) went solo last week to talk about his 2021 takeaways, this weekend you get a special bonus episode of Keep or Kut, as Chad (@ChadYoung) rolls solo to give you his takeaways. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 3:42 - Chad looks back at Pete's takeaways and shares his thoughts 12:17 - Chad starts his takeaways by talking about the importance of knowing your style and sticking to it. 21:14 - Expecting too much from Dominic Smith didn't sink Chad; but assuming he could rely on elite production rather than viewing that as upside was a problem. Don't be overly reliant on your guys. 28:29 - Don't be afraid to make a big move. Even if that means trading a long-term keeper like Mookie Betts.   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 34 - Pete's 2021 Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 21:30

    Keep or Kut - Pete (@PeteBBaseball) is without Chad (@ChadYoung) for this short episode as he discusses his fantasy baseball takeaways from the 2021 season. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 1:59 - Maybe time to stop putting such little attention on the catcher position 6:11 - The idea of getting a draft discount on a player because he is injured is tantalizing but recent setbacks have Pete thinking twice about drafting injured players 10:15 - Reaching for prospects or paying too much FAAB for them lowers the floor of your roster and for most people, especially the last two years, this strategy isn't working 15:26 - Stolen bases are at an all-time low. Pete's thinking about just not focusing on them at all in his 2022 drafts. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 33: Confusing Seasons & the Importance of Team Schedules

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 66:51

    Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) try to figure out what went wrong for some players who we thought were fantasy studs going into the season. They also discuss how much strength of schedule should be considered, particularly for starting pitchers, when constructing your roster.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 0:25 - DOGS! 4:03 - Trying to figure out Aaron Nola and his odd GB% 16:58 - Will the Dodgers trade Cody Bellinger? What is going on with him? 25:05 - Christian Yelich… selling out for contact now? 35:15 - Trent Grisham's season has not gone to plan after a hot start 40:16 - Giovanny Gallegos is really good and Pete just wants you to know that 41:40 - Should any weight be put into September, particularly late September, strength of schedule when constructing your roster? 57:00 - OQOTD: Who is a good player to buy low on now to avoid the potential of the market picking up on them by auction time? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 32: Hitters Whose April is Masking their Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 45:45

    Chad (@ChadYoung) takes you through a list of hitters whose overall season wOBA is at least .020 points better or worse than what they have done since May 1. For some of these guys, a rough April is hiding a pretty solid season; for others, a great April (or even a great 10 days) is making an unimpressive season look good. Either way, you'll want to think twice about how you interpret the season-long lines from J.D. Martinez, Avisail Garcia, Ryan Mountcastle, and others. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 2:58 - The ten players whose wOBA since May 1 is the furthest below their season-long line. 4:22 - The decline of Nick Solak 7:37 - He makes this list, but that's no reason to worry about with Ronald Acuna, Jr. 8:16 - Carson Kelly is being carried by a hot start 10:50 - 10 Great Days and a Season of Mediocrity: The J.D. Martinez Story 15:45 - Fading Jazz Chisholm 18:56 - What do we make of Omar Narvaez? 20:45 - A few others in the top 20 - Kris Bryant, Brandon Nimmo, Buster Posey, Ketel Marte 21:34 - The 14 hitters whose season-long line is dragged down the most by a bad April 23:20 -Willy Adames escapes Tampa 24:41 - Looking for opportunities to buy low on Ryan Mountcastle 27:10 - Platoon catcher gold in Elias Diaz 29:03 -Paul Goldschmidt is still a star 31:34 - Jorge Polanco breaks out again 33:32 - A big season from Kyle Schwarber is even better than his season-long line suggests 33:50 - Chad waited too long to admit that Avisail Garcia is good 34:48 -  Is it time to bail on Rowdy Tellez? 36:55 - Is it time to buy back in on Gavin Lux? 38:58 - Ian Happ turns his season around 41:35 - A few others who you won't want to ignore - Josh Bell, Francisco Lindor, Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., Marcus Semien Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 31: End of Season Strategy in Keeper Leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 65:49

    Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@ChadYoung) cover how to approach the final days of your keeper leagues, regardless of where you are in the standings. Some interesting names appear later in the show as the guys chat about who lines up well for some favorable pitcher streams down the stretch.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 2:13 - Should fantasy managers be able to add/drop players during a league's playoffs if they are no longer competing for a championship? Pete and Chad discuss.  14:18 - Pete and Chad agree that teams competing for a championship shouldn't be stressing about their keepers, especially fringe keepers 17:21 - Chad explains his approach in keeper leagues where he is out of contention at this point in the season. He uses Frank Schwindel as an example. 25:33 - Teams that are borderline contending have a difficult decision to make - to compete or not to compete? #Shakespeare. Acquiring elite keeper talent makes the decision quite easy! 34:16 - Chad explains why he thinks Marco Gonzalez is going to help teams win a championship down the stretch 38:54 - Pete suggests Jake Odorizzi as an arm to add not because he is a good pitcher but because his schedule is so favorable 41:40 - A pair of Rockies pitchers could actually help? Two of them?! Chad thinks Antonio Senzatela and Jon Gray might just help bring fantasy gold 46:16 - Pete really likes Steven Matz's schedule the rest of the way and he has been hot lately 48:50 - Below 50% rostered in Ottoneu, Chad suggests Vladimir Gutiérrez as one final option to pursue for some down-the-stretch quality innings 51:28 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: How much money does Chad like to have going into the auction if his team is a complete rebuild?  Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 30: Pete's New Approach for Ranking Pitchers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 58:18

    Pete (@PeteBBaseball) has established himself as the pitcher guy for Keep or Kut, and this week he gives us a sneak peek of a new stat he is developing to rank pitchers. Chad (@ChadYoung) talks to him about his process, the results and some interesting names that are popping up as a result of this work. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 0:51 - Introducing Pete's new system 7:50 - Weighing K%, BB% and GB% 12:34 - Discussing the top five: Jacob Degrom, Corbin Burnes, Logan Webb, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Framber Valdez 16:17 - Some surprising names with good results: Alex Cobb, Craig Stammen, Shane McClanahan, Sonny Gray. 22:48 - Some surpring names with bad results: Kyle Hendricks, John Means, Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito, and Chris Flexen 27:37 - Middling numbers from Lance Lynn 31:14 - Ranger Suarez in inside the top 10 36:45 - Some flaws with the stat and Pete's next steps 38:33 - A brief look at Ian Anderson 39:45 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: Pete's got a new Ottoneu team and asks how Chad thinks about prospects in Ottoneu vs. dynasty, including conversation about Jarren Duran, Trevor Larnach, Joe Ryan and more. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 29: Buy Lows

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 52:52

    Even when Chad (@ChadYoung) and Pete (@PeteBBaseball) can't get together, they find a way to bring you great keeper league insights. This week, they each go through three potential buy-low keeper candidates. With the off-season around the corner, these six players could jumpstart your build for 2022. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:50 - Tanner Houck 14:57 - Marco Gonzales 24:41 - Alex Verdugo 32:42 - Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. 38:34 - Alex Kirilloff 44:36 - Jeff McNeil Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 28: Listener Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 66:55

    Chad (@chadyoung) & Pete (@PeteBBaseball) took to Twitter, Slack, and the PL Discord to get questions from the listeners! We now have over 2,500 downloads! Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 3:25 - Chad gets the part started by asking Pete a question about his $15 Mookie Betts 12:17 - Jorge Soler. Jeff McNeil. Ian Happ. What do they have in common? What about Michael Conforto and Christian Yelich?  24:20 - Pete thinks you should buy Anthony Santander and Kenta Maeda 26:46 - What prospects that could make an impact in 2021 are left to add?  36:37 - Jorge Polanco and his great second half. Is he keepable? 41:47 - How do you know if you are being too complacent when thinking about trades? Going all in on winning vs selling out.  55:57 - Ottoneu Question of the Day - what is the most important specific skill for a pitcher to have in Ottoneu points settings?   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 27: Prospects and Youth with Chris Clegg

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 68:12

    Pete (@PeteBBaseball) is back and this week he and Chad (@ChadYoung) are joined by Chris Clegg (@RotoClegg) of FanTrax and the FanTrax Toolshed podcast. We dig into his prospect knowledge looking for insights on some struggling young players, possible stashes for 2022 and more. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 2:28 - For some young players, the trade deadline means moving to a new organization with new opportunities. Jesus Luzardo and Keibert Ruiz are two guys who could take advantage. 10:22 - What is up with Matt Manning? 15:42 -Triston McKenzie has looked a lot better since coming back from Triple-A, but how should fantasy managers view him vs. Tanner Houck, Luzardo, or Manning? 22:42 - What should we expect to see from Jarren Duran and when are we going to see it? 27:51 - Is Jarred Kelenic starting to turn it around? 32:33 - And is Jo Adell next? 39:51 - Not all rookies are young, and Eric Haase is tearing things up in Detroit. 43:24 -Tylor Megill has come out of nowhere - will it continue? 47:59 - Chris's prospects who can help in 2021. 53:27 - And his potential fast risers to stash for 2022 56:40 - The Ottoneu Question of the Day: how much is too much to spend on upside plays in your rotation? Pete could spend $30 keeping Luzardo, AJ Puk, and Garrett Crochet. Should he? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 26: Deadline Deal Reactions Part III

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 25:07

    Pete's away, but we didn't want to leave you hanging, so here you are - Chad Young (@chadyoung) barrels through 28 trades in 25 minutes, covering keeper angles on Kris Bryant, Trea Turner, Anthony Rizzo and every other former Cub and National you can think of. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 0:52 - The Padres, Rays and Phillies acquire pitchers without much keeper implication 1:34 - The Jays, on the other hand, get a pitcher with a lot of keeper implications in Jose Berrios 2:23 -Eddie Rosario and Adam Duvall to are two-thirds of an Atlanta OF makeover 3:10 - The White Sox add Craig Kimbrel and have an embarrassment of riches in their pen. 5:18 -Max Scherzer and Trea Turner head to the opposite coast, as the Dodgers attempt to build an All-Star team. 7:39 - Josh Harrison and Yan Gomes join the DC exodus and end up in Oakland, while Myles Straw looks to claim the CF job in Cleveland. 9:04 - Javier Baez brings the magic show to New York 10:01 - Atlanta completes their new-look OF with Jorge Soler 11:17 - They also get a new closer 12:16  - Another set of smaller trades featuring Hansel Robles, Joakim Soria, and Jordan Luplow 14:04 - Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy head to Philly, and Freddy Galvis is meeting them there, while Jake Marisnick is the newest Padre. 15:10 - Kris Bryant is a Giant 16:51 - So is Tony Watson, but Andrew Heaney is a Yankee 17:59 - One of Chad's favorite landing spots: Anthony Rizzo to Yankee Stadium 20:05 - One of Chad's least favorite landing spots: Danny Duffy to the Dodgers (and to the bullpen) 21:11 - We'll probably cover this again when Pete is back, but Kyle Schwarber is a Red Sox (Red Sock?) 23:43 - Ryan Tepera heads leaves the North Side while Diego Castillo goes to the Northwest. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 25: Deadline Deal Reactions Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 42:59

    Two days in a row!  More reactions from Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) as Joey Gallo, Eduardo Escobar, Cesar Hernandez and others change homes.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:21 - Joey Gallo takes aim at the short porch in Yankee Stadium 9:16 - What does this mean for the guys in Texas? 15:52 - The White Sox get a new 2B, but is there any keeper implication for Cesar Hernandez in Chicago? 18:58 - Space for some new blood in Cleveland 21:57 - Closer chaos in Toronto and DC, as Brad Hand vacates his job with the Nationals and raises questions for the Jays. 29:30 - Milwaukee adds a bat in Eduardo Escobar, but what is his role? Including a nice little sidebar on Daulton Varsho and Joey Votto. 37:19 - The Astros take another closer off the market, and the question is less about Yimi Garcia in Houston and more about his old job in Miami. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 24: Deadline Deal Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 39:35

    We're back with a mid-week episode reacting to the first few trades leading up to the trade deadline! Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) are breaking down the keeper league and Ottoneu impact of the Adam Frazier heading west, Kendall Graveman moving within the division, Starling Marte netting the Marlins a big fish, and more.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:22 - The Padres add Adam Frazier and three prospects head back to Pittsburgh. What does this mean for Frazier, as well as some of his new teammates? 9:45 - The Mariners move their closer, perhaps opening up the role for Paul Sewald, and add a fun young bat in Abraham Toro. 20:04 - The Mariners weren't done - they also brought in Tyler Anderson to lengthen their rotation, but how much fantasy impact does this really have? 22:13 - Does a remade bullpen in Cincinnati open up some opportunities for fantasy managers to add saves? 29:15 - The blockbuster of the day sees Starling Marte headed to Oakland and Jesus Luzardo going to Miami. Does getting to Miami help Luzardo's fantasy value? Or have the A's sent a signal about his future? 35:02 - Pete wonders about the Marlins trading away a SP for offensive help, so Chad puts Pete and his Red Sox fandom in the hot seat: Would he trade away Jarren Duran to get Sandy Alcantara? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 23: MLB Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 73:38

    The MLB Trade Deadline is Friday! Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) come up with theoretical trades that contain players rumored to be on the move and what those moves could mean for the fantasy value of those involved.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:10 - A long chat about José Ramírez, why he probably won't get moved, and what a package would look like for him if he did get moved. The potential fantasy value if a deal was made of Gavin Lux, Nolan Jones, and Keibert Ruiz are discussed as well. 21:35 - Richard Rodríguez on the move? What would that mean for David Bednar? 25:24 - Potential Craig Kimbrel movement and why Ryan Tepera may be worth stashing 29:22 - Could a move to Coors for Clint Frazier or Miguel Andújar reinvigorate their careers? 33:43 - Joey Gallo to the Yankees could be a game changer for the power-hitting outfielder 39:46 - The Twins have dealt Nelson Cruz. Are they done? What could a José Berríos trade mean for a young pitcher in the Twins system like Jordan Balazovic and what is Minnesota's plan going forward? 50:34 - A discussion about where Max Scherzer could end up turns into a dissection of Cavan Biggio. Pete didn't understand the hype going into 2021 drafts and he wants a reason to buy low in 2022.  1:04:00 - Ottoneu Question of the Day - Should we start putting in bids for players who might see an increased role due to deadline deals by using the 39th/40th spots on our Ottoneu rosters?  Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 22: Trade Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 40:53

    Fantasy trade deadlines are coming up fast and, like so much else, this time of year is even more fun in keeper leagues, where every team is still invested and ready to deal. Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) look at six trades made in four leagues and talk about what works, what doesn't, and what you should be doing as trade season heats up in your league. Plus, Pete's Ottoneu Question of the Day sends Chad on a painful walk down memory lane. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 2:37 - A unique rule in Pete's 16-team keeper helped create a flurry of trades 5:53 - Moving Ronald Acuña, Jr., and Giancarlo Stanton for Cedric Mullins and Trey Mancini 16:34 - A team competing for a title gives up their 2022 first -ound pick for Lou Trivino, Lance Lynn, and Giancarlo Stanton, after flipping Casey Mize and Kolten Wong for a 2022 third-round pick 24:16 - In an Ottoneu 4x4, Chad traded away his $7 Sixto Sanchez and $4 Nolan Jones for $7 Carlos Santana and $20 Jeff McNeil 29:36 - A second-place team in an Ottoneu FanGraphs Points League moves youth for production, trading $6 Alex Kiriloff for $21 Michael Conforto and $4 Dylan Carlson for $20 J.T. Realmuto 35:39 -  Ottoneu Question of the Day: What is the best or most interesting trade you can remember? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 21: Improv Q & A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 66:28

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) identify some players you can acquire to help you out in HR, SB, and saves, then turn their attention to some of the most exciting players this season. Chad and Pete each pick three guys and tell you who they have leapfrogged in dynasty/keeper rankings thanks to their hot 2021 seasons. Plus an Ottoneu question of the day that is sure to inspire debate. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:39 - Pete continues to take an L regarding Joey Gallo, conversation about the Home Run Derby follows 7:39 - Talking hot catchers and call-ups - Luis Torrens, Elias Díaz, and Cal Raleigh 17:07 - What to do with Ronald Acuña Jr. in keeper leagues if you are in contention this year? 34:15 - Talking Vidal Bruján - who can we compare him to in terms of ceiling and most-likely outcome. How does he stack up against some other relevant 2B? 50:16 - Pete and Chad break down the success that Nestor Cortes and Jake Odorizzi have had 59:50 - OQOTD - How do you value newly drafted players in Ottoneu and when do they become available for bidding?   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 20: Stat Targets and Leapfrog

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 60:38

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) identify some players you can acquire to help you out in HR, SB, and saves, then turn their attention to some of the most exciting players this season. Chad and Pete each pick three guys and tell you who they have leapfrogged in dynasty/keeper rankings thanks to their hot 2021 seasons. Plus an Ottoneu question of the day that is sure to inspire debate. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:50 - What's up with Hyun Jin Ryu? 7:47 - Diving into trade and free agent targets for HR, SB, and Saves 8:40 - Power Targets: Josh Bell, Hunter Renfroe, Harold Ramirez, Maikel Franco 18:35 - Speed Targets: Akil Baddoo, Garrett Hampson, Jarren Duran, Tommy Edman, Dylan Moore, and Myles Straw 25:10 - Save Targets - Jose Alvarado, Gregory Soto, Daniel Bard, Amir Garrett 32:00 - Let's play a little game of leapfrog: Which players from one tier pre-season have leapfrogged guys a tier or more ahead of them? 32:39 - From outside the top 200, into the keeper conversation: Hunter Renfroe and Bryan Reynolds over Max Kepler 39:19 - Busting into the top 50: Jake Cronenworth over Jeff McNeil; and Carlos Rodon over Pablo Lopez, Julio Urias, and others 44:27 - Climbing the top 50:  Brandon Woodruff over everyone (except DeGrom...and maybe Cole); and Bo Bichette over Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story 50:42 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: If you were drafting today, what three players would you put the highest prices on in an Ottoneu FanGraphs points league? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 19: Disappointing Keepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 56:42

    There are few things worse in the game that we all play than having a keeper not pan out. Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) look at specific players who have 5x5 stats that, for lack of a better term, have disappointed.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 3:00 - The disappearance of Alex Bregman's power and what to do with him in keeper leagues 11:55 - Dominic Smith was one of Chad's favorite players during draft season. What's gone wrong? Is there hope? 25:32 - José Abreu is really struggling with fastballs. Pete wonders if this is age-related 31:20 - German Marquez hasn't been as good on the road as Chad had hoped he would be 41:05 - Manny Machado is a clear buy-low(ish… he has gotten hot and it is probably too late) 47:05 - Marco Gonzales… how the not-really-mighty have fallen 51:38 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: all things being equal, who would you rather have going forward in Ottoneu points leagues - Bregman or Machado? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 18: Free Agency, Trades and Changing Player Values

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 52:58

    Free agency is closer than you think, and the trade deadline is right around the corner. Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) look at who might be changing teams and how that should - or should not - impact how we think about them in keeper and Ottoneu leagues. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:21 - Josh Bell has been in a rough stretch - is he a cut? 5:23 - Injuries are piling up and forcing tough cuts. 9:31 - Are we buying a strong season from Joey Votto? 12:51 - Among all impending free agents, the most fantasy questions revolve around Trevor Story. 22:09 - The difficulty of predicting where FA shortstops might land. 25:36 - Other free agents whose value might change with a new home. 31:28 - Can Jon Gray bounce back from Coors? 35:50 - Other FA who could be on the move 39:32 - Closers to watch in the trade market 46:48  - Ottoneu Question of the Day: Who is a $1 RP you would pick up in Ottoneu right now? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 17: Young Starting Pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 67:51

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) talk pitching, specifically young starting pitching, and how to approach it in your Ottoneu and keeper formats.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:07 - Age - is it overvalued in redraft? What about keepers? 5:00 - the league is cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances. Chad & Pete discuss potential fantasy impacts of this crackdown  14:53 - is the hot start for pitching to the 2021 season a mirage? 17:54 - Pete's draft strategy for 2021 was to go pitcher heavy and he explains why as well as how it is going 28:35 - being patient with young starting pitchers, Chad breaks down his article about Tarik Skubal. A conversation about Skubal, Casey Mize, and Matt Manning follows. 46:08 - gambling on lesser-known/ranked pitching prospects and going after post-hype arms 57:54 - Ottoneu Question of the Day - cutting hurt but keepable players to stay in the playoff race - worth it or no? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 16: Players Whose Keeper Value has Already Changed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 65:44

    We're only a couple months into the season, but for some players, that is enough that we are thinking about their long-term value differently. Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) drop a list of names who have already done enough to enter the keeper discussion - or who have fallen enough that they might need to exit.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:00 - Trade season is underway, and we are both making deals - including trying to figure out what to do with Jarren Duran. 5:35 - How the Ottoneu Presitge League is changing Chad's trade plans 10:18 - With Alek Manoah making his debut, we hope he won't disappoint like so many others - and discuss which rookies have made an impact. 16:55 - What do you look for this early in the season to think a player's value has changed? 21:34- We start on the infield with Rafael Devers and Austin Riley 30:40 - In the OF, we talk about Willie Calhoun and Cedric Mullins 37:49 - Our "hitters at large" are two guys we are less excited about - Joey Gallo and Francisco Lindor 45:05 - We double up on starting pitching with Michael Kopech, Carlos Rodon, Sandy Alcantara, and Zach Plesac 56:29 - Ottoneu Question of the Day - How are you using cap space if you are in the middle of a rebuild?   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 15: Making Trades in Keeper & Ottoneu Leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 64:22

    Itching to make a deal? Have the crazy amount of recent injuries thrust you into trading season already? Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@chadyoung) have you covered. Pete and Chad look at keeper and Ottoneu league trades from many different perspectives to bring a comprehensive analysis to your ears just before trade season really takes off.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 0:43 - There have been 7,064 no-hitters this season 6:49 - Chad explains the Ottoneu feature that allows you to see all recent trades involving any particular player 14:27 - Chad talks about the loan giving process in Ottoneu trades 19:43 - Pete introduces the first category of players that people may want to trade for or sell: young players on cheap contracts who are performing well. An analysis of Jazz Chisholm's trade value follows. 32:06 - The next category - valuable veterans with not a lot of long term value but plenty of short term value - is discussed. Yu Darvish is used as an example. 37:10 - The trade value of relievers with not a lot of long-term value but plenty of short-term value. What can you get for Mark Melancon? 45:00 - Studs who are performing like studs, are paid like studs, and will continue to be studs. What's their value? Is it measurable? Recent Mookie Betts trades provide some insight. 53:00 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: How did Pete do? He traded his $13 Julio Urías and $14 Raisel Iglesias for a $8 Jesús Luzardo and $5 Ha-Seong Kim Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 14: Rebuilding

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 46:22

    It's not too early to be thinking about next year. Taking time, even in May, to evaluate your realistic chances to win this year - and pivoting to the future if that is the best bet - is one of the things that sets keeper leagues apart. Chad Young (@ChadYoung) and Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) talk about how to determine if a rebuild makes sense and how to get started on your rebuild, if that's what you need to do. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast.   Timestamps 1:58 - What formats are best for rebuilds? Can you "rebuild" even in a league with few keepers? 6:05 - How do you decide if now is the time to rebuild? 13:04 - Be opportunistic and get value 15:40 - How to start executing rebuild 21:37 - Know your league rules and plan your off-season accordingly 23:41 - Target players who can help soon 28:14 - Using free agency (your draft or auction) to supplement and finish your rebuild 32:27 - Even marginal upgrades can make a big difference 35:12 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: Using Pete's team as an example, how do you think about a rebuild in Ottoneu? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 13: Injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 58:48

    For lucky number 13, we talk about how to handle it when your team is snake-bitten by injuries. Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) talk about some of the injuries going on, and dive into when you should buy low, when you should rebuild, and who you can use to fill in for your injured stars. Plus, we talk about Ottoneu's unique "auto-bench" feature in the Ottoneu Question of the Day. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 3:17- Dealing with injuries in a keeper league is not the same as redraft 5:57 - How injuries can spur a rebuild - and how injured players like Cody Bellinger can become a part of your rebuild.  13:15 - Is now the time to buy low on Christian Yelich? And what can we expect going forward? 20:08 - There's nothing you can do but wait on Juan Soto 21:58 - The unique challenges of the COVID-IL 27:36 - Middle Infielder injury fill-ins: Nico Hoerner, Nick Madrigal and more. 33:33 - Brandon Belt, Austin Riley and other Corner Infielders you can use to replace injured starters. 36:24 - With Soto, Yelich, Bellinger and others down, there are some OF you can turn to for help, including Adolis Garcia, Alex Kirilloff, David Peralta and others. 40:53 - Arms are hard to find, but Domingo German, Kyle Gibson and some high volume relievers are among the pitchers that can help keep your rotation afloat. 46:42 - Ottoneu Question of the Day! How do you use the "auto-bench" feature? Plus we get into why you want to bench guys who are not starting and just how much PH appearances impact your team. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 12: Mailbag!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 57:32

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) took to Twitter and Slack for questions about specific players in the early going. Most of the players are off to horrific starts which led to some interesting conversation from Pete and Chad.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 1:00 - Akil Baddoo is striking out a ton. Can he keep up his hot start despite the Ks? 7:58 - Drop Baddoo for Jesse Winker? Bryan Reynolds? Even... Andrew Benintendi? 13:30 - Patrick Corbin and his bounce back start 16:32 - José Quintana is rostered?  20:03 - It has been quite the up and down start to the season for highly drafted Zach Plesac 25:03 - Another pitcher experiencing an up and down season is Frankie Montas 29:11 - What is going on with Kenta Maeda? 35:19 - Huascar Ynoa: over/under 15.5 GS this season 42:50 - Are we about to witness MacKenzie Gore? 46:16 - Ottoneu Question fo the Day! How do we deal with double headers in year-long leagues?    Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 11: Revisiting Early Season Performances

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 52:59

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) look back at some of the guys they have talked about now that we are a couple of weeks into the season. It's too early for victory laps, but it is not too early to start looking at what is going right, what is going wrong, and how you might improve your team. Chad and Pete kick around some possible adds and drops and cover a whole bunch of $3 or less Ottoneu players who are producing. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps 3:01 - Injuries and postponements can leave you struggling to fill a lineup, and the confusion around COVID IL stays continues to make this more complicated 10:21- Looking at the starts from four pitchers we discussed on previous episodes: Patrick Corbin, Casey Mize, Luke Weaver, and Freddy Peralta. 23:21 - And some hitters we previously discussed, as well: Marcus Semien, Paul Goldschmidt, and Anthony Santander 31:55 - Chad puts Pete on the spot - would you drop these widely-drafted players for early season darlings: Drop Clint Frazier to add Cedric Mullins? Ditch C.J. Cron to add Jeimer Candelario? Bail on Keston Hiura for Jazz Chisholm? Move on from Marco Gonzales to make room for Anthony DeSclafini? 42:23 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: Who are some players that cost $3 or less who have been great value so far - and will it continue? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 10: Early Season Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 65:38

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) discuss the first week of the season and take a particular look at a handful of players who have gotten off to hot starts and may provide some long-term fantasy value. They also discuss what statistics to lean on this early in the year and how, if at all, the early data we have matters. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps:  Episode 10 Early Season Reactions 0:00 - ... baseball is back! 7:15 - Chad breaks down the keys to analyzing tiny samples at the beginning of the season. He also takes a look at the high number of max exit velocities that are being set for players already this season. 12:15 - The hot-ish start of Willi Castro... at least in relation to max exit velocity! 17:30 - Is Jonathan India for real? Or, should we actually consider selling on this former 5th overall pick already? 26:51 - Jake Cronenworth... unleashed! The Padres everyday 2B is continuing where he left off last year. 34:15 - Jazz Chisholm is showing very early signs of perhaps better plate discipline and may be a 2B to target and hold on to in keeper formats 41:55 - You guessed it, Pete talks about Tanner Houck 46:57 - For deeper leagues, Garrett Whitlock's hot start is certainly something to monitor, particularly if he finds his way into the Red Sox rotation 52:10 - Steven Matz... the keeper? Maybe not in shallower leagues. But in leagues where there is a price attached to keepers, Matz could play himself into some value. 58:22 - Ottoneu Question of the Day - when you know you are going to cut a mega stud before next season's auction because of their cost, is it better to move them during the season or to ride them out? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 9: Pitchers with Alex Fast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 68:10

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) are joined by Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) to talk starting pitching. Alex, Chad and Pete talk about how to use CSW to find pitching and discuss Randy Dobnak, Aaron Civale, Patrick Corbin, Nate Pearson, Justin Dunn, Trevor Rogers, Daulton Jefferies, Freddy Peralta, Logan Webb, and more. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps:  Episode 9 Pitchers with Alex Fast 1:30 - The details on Alex Fast's keeper league 4:36 - Pete shares why he thinks it's so crucial to focus on pitching (even if Chad always wants to wait) 10:30 - Alex breaks down CSW (Called Strikes + Whiffs) and how it can help you find SP 16:43 - What if the CSW looks good but the results aren't following? 21:57 - High CS with low W, the need for a put-away pitch, and potential breakouts thanks to new pitches 28:10 - What to look for in pitching prospects 35:44 - Pete's puts Alex (and Chad) on the spot to rate five SP going late or on the wire: Trevor Rogers, Daulton Jefferies, Justin Dunn, Freddy Peralta and Logan Webb 56:21- Alex's early-season watchlist 59:39 - The Ottoneu Question of the Day - In Ottoneu Head-to-Head leagues, where there is a cap on SP games started each week, is a quantity-over-quality approach to SP viable?         Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 8: Ottoneu Auction Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 76:24

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) recently participated in their Fangraphs Staff Ottoneu league auction. They go over how they approached the auction, what they planned to do going into it, and how it actually went down.  Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps:  Episode 8 Ottoneu Auction Recap 2:10 - Pitching being pushed up drafts and more expensive in auctions this season Chad goes the pro-wait-on-pitching path, Pete thinks you should hop on pitching early. 14:28 - Pete's first impressions of Ottoneu, breakdown of the auction begins Clayton Kershaw went for just $22! Max Scherzer goes for $41! And Pete and Chad think Carlos Carrasco may have been a steal at $11.  23:05 - Is Patrick Corbin washed or is he a steal? 29:28 - Pete's approach to the auction and how it went down for him 34:00 - Josh Lindblom, A.J. Puk, and the benefit of long-relievers in Ottoneu points leagues 41:40 - Chad views Ottoneu auctions similar to MLB free agency and explains why 43:00 - Chad breaks down what his initial plan for the auction was and how he had to adjust and focus on his plan B. 49:50 - If you are the tone-setter who nominates the first player in an auction, what is your approach? 1:00:16 - The guys get deep into breaking down Shohei Ohtani's value 1:06:05 - The Ottoneu Question of the Day - is age overvalued in Ottoneu formats?          Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 7: Mocking a Keeper Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 87:03

    Ten listeners joined Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) for a 23-round, 12-team mock draft built on the assumption that each team would have 10 keepers for 2022. While there are dynasty rankings out there and plenty of redraft ADP data, keeper drafts have their own feel, and in this week's episode, Pete and Chad break down this mock and talk about all the strategies employed, from focusing on 2021 to an almost pure-dynasty style draft by one manager. Get thoughts on when to reach, who to reach for, and how to draft based on what the rest of your league is doing.  In the Ottoneu Question of the Day, Pete pushes Chad on one of the more unique scoring categories in Ottoneu - HR/9 in Ottoneu Classic 4x4 scoring. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps:  Episode 7 mock draft   0:29 - Rules of the draft 3:12 - Pete picking from the first spot Strategizing at the turn, Andrew Vaughn's limited track record, plus thoughts on Trevor Bauer, Salvador Perez and Xander Bogaerts. 11:39 - Dan picking second Clayton Kershaw over Corbin Burnes, grabbing a late Marcus Semien, and drafting for 2021 while letting the keepers come when they come 16:28 - Chad's team from the 3 hole Reaching for your guys, the long-term upside of Devin Williams, betting on the Chris Sale path for Garrett Crochet, wasting a pick on saves that don't help, plus drafting Adalberto Mondesi even if you aren't a believer. 25:18 - Jason picking fourth Gambling on Marco Luciano in the 23rd, waiting on SS and reaching for C, the importance of where you draft this year and next 33:37 - Astraea with the 5th  Going Christian Yelich over Mike Trout, jumping the queue to take J.T. Realmuto, the limited keeper value offered closers, and solving the stats you struggle with early 41:05 - Michael drafting 6th Building for 2022, reaching for Wander Franco and Jarred Kelenic, tripling up on TJ aces, and staying strategic through to the end 46:50 - Picking 7th is Chris Committing to a plan to win now or play for the future, getting the old guy value from stone-cold vets 51:10 - Seth with the 8th How to draft prospects in a keeper with appearances from Gavin Lux, Jo Adell, and other; plus looking at a draft that appeared to go to plan through 8 rounds 55:41 - Matt picks 9th Stashing injured pitchers as a strategy in keeper leagues, and our ranking of the TJ pitchers (Mike Clevinger, Justin Verlander, Luis Severino, Chris Sale, Noah Syndergaard) vs. top pitching prospects  1:00:50 - John tries to beat his brother from the 10 spot Tripling up on elite closers and just how many innings will you be able to get out of Walker Buehler 1:07:40 - Drafting 11th is Geoff Jesus Luzard and the boring rotation, the value of non-closer RP, building an offense by waiting on pitching 1:12:59 - Ian at the turn Jose Ramirez falling to 12, when it does and doesn't make sense to reach for a guy (featuring Jake Cronenworth and Bobby Dalbec), grabbing bench help late 1:18:16 - Zigging when your league wants to zag in keeper drafts. 1:20:40 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: How do you account for HR/9 when drafting in 4x4?   Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 6: Keeper Decision Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 78:31

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) are joined by Adam Howe (@eightygrade) of the On the Wire Podcast, to answer some listener questions. With Opening Day around the corner, keeper decisions are looming. We answer questions from five listeners - and one from Adam! Along the way, we cover everything from balancing pitching vs. hitting and when it is or isn't okay to punt a category to unique keeper rules and sunk costs. Plus, in the Ottoneu Question of the Day, Chad offers one piece of advice for those prepping for Ottoneu auctions. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps:  4:04 - Every keeper league has its own unique rules and structure 7:08 -  From DrewSkis86 on the PL+ Discord: $5 Josh Rojas, $5 Nico Hoerner, or $1 Brendan Rodgers? Plus a special appearance from Ty France! 15:20 - From Sean on the Ottoneu Slack: When does it make sense to cut a guy you like, hoping to get him back for a better price? 21:19 - Adam asks us which six guys to cut from his 27-man dynasty roster. We debate Sam Hilliard vs. Daulton Varsho, talk about Robbie Ray and sunk costs, and discuss the strategy involved with keeping April saves vs. long-term upside. 42:45 - From listener Ian: Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton, or Jose Altuve? How do league depth and league behavior change your thinking on prioritizing hitting vs. pitching? 49:06 - From Lere on PL+ Discord: Which eight should be kept in a 10-team, 6x6 H2H? Does Max Scherzer's age make him less interesting than younger players with more upside? Starling Marte vs. Austin Meadows? Plus, does 6x6 make it easier to punt a category? 57:55 - From listener Josh: Which four guys he should keep, considering the costs in draft picks and FAAB dollars? Do you give up FAAB for TylerGlasnow or take the cheaper NatePearson or Tarik Skubal? Plus Adam gives us some advice on planning for FAAB. 1:10:34 - The Ottoneu Question of the Day - What is the one piece of advice for someone entering their first Ottoneu auction? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 5: Potential Late Keepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 48:43

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) go deep, looking at players outside the top 300 or going for

    K ꓘ 4: ADP Tier Jumpers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 63:11

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) go tier by tier in NFBC ADPs to try and figure out which players are most likely to make a significant jump from 2021 into 2022. Is Kyle Tucker the most likely player with an ADP over 25 to enter next year's Top 10? Or, is it Luis Robert? Listen to find out the answer to those questions, and more! Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps:  3:02 - Luis Robert - Chad's pick to have the best chance at entering the top 10 in ADP next year 6:50 - Kyle Tucker - Pete's choice! And, his first of three Astros. But, again, not an Astros fan. 9:38 - Austin Meadows - Is Meadows being drafted too late? Chad sees him as a potential top 25 pick next year. 15:33 - Yordan Álvarez - Houston Astro #2... and a future top 25 pick? 20:32 - Pete and Chad rank the DH's: JD Martinez, Giancarlo Stanton, Nelson Cruz, and Álvarez. 26:05 - Victor Robles - Chad makes the case that Robles could go in Starling Marte territory next year as a top 50 pick.  36:38 - Carlos Correa - Pete picks another Astro. Shocker. 42:57 - Chris Sale... or Noah Syndergaard... or Luis Severino - Chad picks Sale while he and Pete go over the clear benefits of stashing one of these guys and enjoying the inevitable boost in ADP that is to come. 51:36 - Nick Senzel - a non-Astro! Pete likes Senzel. 52:35 - Ottoneu Question of the Day - How long should rebuilding take? What are the approaches to a rebuild?  Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 3: Debating the Top Tens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 64:09

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) tweeted out their 5x5 keeper league top ten lists for each position and in this episode, they dig into each other's rankings. Why is Chad higher on Nolan Arenado? Why is Pete all in on Christian Yelich? Why did Chad wait until the 42nd round to draft a C in a recent dynasty draft? And, of course, Pete asks the Ottoneu Question of the Day. Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 1:12 - Top Ten Catchers 2:28 - Don't give up on Gary Sanchez 10:28 - Top Ten 1B 11:06 -Cody Bellinger vs Freddie Freeman 14:33 - The possibly elite keeper value of Vlad Guerrero, Jr. 18:29 - Top Ten 2B 19:05 - The Nick Madrigal Debate 24:26 - Top Ten SS 25:12 - One of us is high on Xander Bogaerts, and it isn't the Boston fan 28:09 - Adalberto Mondesi - draft his ceiling or fade his floor? 33:51 - Top Ten 3B 34:33 - Nolan Arenado, now with 100% less Coors 37:47 - Boston fandom strikes back: Rafael Devers 42:41 - The pros and cons of Yoan Moncada 45:52 - Top Ten OF 46:18 - The impossible task of ranking the top three 47:57 - 2020 Never Happened: The Christian Yelich Story 50:31 - Top Ten SP 54:22 - The Top Ten RP 57:26 - The Ottoneu Question of the Day - What is your approach to the auction when you don't have much money to spend? Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 2: Keeper Draft Strategies and Who Would You Rather?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 62:13

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) examine draft strategies for keeper leagues and all the different components you must keep in mind when preparing for your keeper league's draft. They then dive into some player comparisons where Chad poses different sets of players, paired by position, and asks Pete which of the two players he prefers in a keeper setting. Players such as Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin, Gavin Lux, Marcus Semien, and more are all discussed. Finally, it wouldn't be the Keep or Kut podcast without the Ottoneu Question of the Day! Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 2:41 - Talking draft strategy for different types of keeper leagues. When is it OK to let a stud go back into the draft to keep a lesser player at a cheaper price? Questions like these are all tackled. 18:38 - Player comparisons begin with Gavin Lux vs Marcus Semien 25:45 -Will Smith vs JT Realmuto 32:49 - Paul Goldschmidt vs Ryan Mountcastle 40:53 - Patrick Corbin vs German Marquez 46:57 - The Ottoneu Question of the Day - What should fantasy veterans but Ottoneu noobs know about the Ottoneu scoring systems?  Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    K ꓘ 1: Keeper and Trade Targets Based on ADP and Ottoneu Values

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 60:24

    Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad Young (@ChadYoung) kick off the Keep or Kut podcast by discussing categories of players who have extra value when you can keep them at a low cost. What underhyped breakouts are worth tracking? Whose Ottoneu salaries haven't caught up to their value yet? What players have made changes to stance or approach that suggest their breakouts are real? We talk Anthony Santander, Dominic Smith,Wil Myers, Tanner Houck, and more.   Join Pitcher List Plus and get an ad-free website and access to the Pitcher List Discord community, while supporting the podcast. Timestamps: 4:34 - Finding value in underhyped players, including Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. (9:36), Antony Santander (17:49), and Tanner Houck (23:50) 13:49 - Ottoneu contract values and the importance of cost vs. production in keeper formats 27:18 - Looking for changes underlying breakouts, including Dominic Smith (27:27), Wil Myers (28:42), and Eric Hosmer (33:50) 37:37 - Where to find player values in Ottoneu and players who are currently underpaid, including Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis, Jr. 43:54 - Post-hype values in Ottoneu, including Keston Hiura, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Austin Riley, and Josh Naylor. 50:33 - Ottoneu Question of the Day: Is there a point in the offseason where it is better to cut an elite player rather than try to trade him away for a low return?     Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

    Keep or Kut Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 1:15

    The fantasy season doesn't end just because the MLB season is over. Join Chad Young (@chadyoung) and Pete Ball (@PeteBBaseball) for Keep or Kut, a podcast dedicated to keeper leagues, Ottoneu, and all the fantasy players playing for the long-haul. Get PL+ and join our community: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

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