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Jonathan Villar Baltimore Orioles

Well, he had a 4.0 WAR last year ... I guess the O's just didn't want to risk arbitration with him after the huge season he just had.  Could easily see him asking for, and getting awarded, around $8 mil.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Gerrit Cole Houston Astros

And I'm almost certain (Clevinger thread) who your third guess would be.

Alex Patton Alex
Mike Clevinger Cleveland Indians

If you were told there were three starters on this list, I think you would have guessed two of them.

Jake Diekman Spotlight

Swinging strike percentage (rank among all pitchers in 2019 with at least 60 IP)

RkNameAge  TmIPS/Str%
19Kirby Yates32  SDP60.225.8%
20Raisel Iglesias29  CIN67.025.6%
21Justin Verlander   36  HOU223.025.5%
22Mike Clevinger28  CLE126.025.4%
23Giovanny Gallegos27  STL74.025.4%
24Jake Diekman*32  TOT62.025.4%
25Jacob deGrom31  NYM204.024.9%
26Will Smith*29  SFG65.124.8%
27Kenley Jansen31  LAD63.024.8%

* - Left-handed pitcher

See 2019 pitching statistics at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Easton Lucas Miami Marlins

For his sake, I hope opposing hitters don't hit him like they're using aluminum bats with his name on them. 

van wilhoite LVW
Gary Sheffield New York Mets
Sanford and Son fans will get this. The episode where Donna brings her patient Osgood to the house. Fred would say to Sheffield.....aw what's so great abt smoking a cigar. 
van wilhoite LVW
Wil Myers San Diego Padres

Perhaps even harder to explain: he slugged .419 at home, .418 on the road.

Alex Patton Alex
Easton Lucas Miami Marlins

Here's Easton Lucas.

Alex Patton Alex
Wil Myers San Diego Padres

Another hard to explain one. His HCt% vs lefties at home was 65.4% at home but only 33.3% on the road. 

van wilhoite LVW
Jonathan Villar Baltimore Orioles

I guess we really are warped. As we see it (as I see it; I haven't checked to see if others agree but I bet they do), he had the best season by an AL hitter in standard roto leagues. For that he gets DFA'd by the Orioles last week, then traded yesterday to the Marlins for Easton Lucas.

Alex Patton Alex
Isaac Paredes Detroit Tigers

From BP today:

Player of the Week

Isaac Paredes, 3B, Detroit Tigers (MPL- Obregon): 5-12, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K. 

Paredes has a knack for barreling up the baseball and has done so quite well since being acquired from the Cubs in a 2017 deadline deal. That contact ability pairs nicely with some emerging pop to make him one of the tougher outs in the system. Defensively, he’s made a fairly smooth transition to third and should compete for playing time there in Detroit next season. 

Alex Patton Alex
Mike Moustakas Milwaukee Brewers

Just another example of how I think differently from most Reds fans. The others were concerned with signing a corner outfielder while I was concerned with signing a lefty to slide between Suarez and AA in the cleanup spot.

van wilhoite LVW
Jurickson Profar San Diego Padres

Tingler obviously has a ton of exposure to him via Tingler's previous work in the Texas organization. maybe he can spot something.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aaron Sanchez Houston Astros

Non-tendered by the Astros.

Peter linked in September to an observation by Eno Sarris about the value of spring training stats. As we see, Sanchez was nearly unhittable last spring.

Enjoy the spring training stats while you can. On December 15, when we turn the page, spring training stats will be taken down.

Along with -- sigh -- Peter's projections.

Alex Patton Alex
Steven Souza Arizona Diamondbacks

Non-tendered by the D'backs.

Would the arbiter have given him a raise (over $4.125 million)? Would Souza have asked for one?

What will he get as a free agent? He's said to "running at 100 percent," per Rotoworld.

Alex Patton Alex
Taijuan Walker Arizona Diamondbacks

Last winter, after Taijuan missed almost the entire season following TJS, the Diamondbacks paid him $5 million not to take his case to arbitration.

This year they non-tendered him. It will be interesting to see what he gets as a free agent. 

Alex Patton Alex
Mike Moustakas Milwaukee Brewers

He got to the head of the line this time. Four-year deal with the Reds for $64 million. What a relief that must be!

Moose qualifies at second and will play second. With the shifts that prevails these days, a quick-first-step 3B can play on the other side of the infield, and often does.

Did any club not set a franchise record for homers this year? The Reds hit 227 and scored 701 runs, five more than the year before. They addressed a need.

Alex Patton Alex
Travis Shaw Milwaukee Brewers

Lots of non-tenders tonight including Shaw (one of 5 for the Brewers). 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Austin Allen Oakland Athletics
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jurickson Profar San Diego Padres

To Padres ... hmmm ... I liked Austin Allen ... tough to see good prospects go ... and ... holy cow!  Profar has back-to-back 20 HR seasons?  Who knew?  Not me ... so ... I hope we have a hitting coach who can get this guy back to his 2018 production ... seems like a long shot ... and I'm OK taking some long shots ... this one seems like a good one to take ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob

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