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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the September 17th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox.

Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss topics but also look to improve our teams as well as the teams of our fellow fantasy baseball enthusiasts. Everyone has their own perspectives which are not to be cast off as frivolous. They should be used as a method of expanding our own knowledge.

In this article, I review the previous day's boxscores and provide my opinion on a variety of topics. Some will be random, some will be fun, and some will be stat-driven. It's a soapbox so I may rant from time to time as well. So without any further delay, below are my thoughts on September 16th games. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • The fever and panic has subsided. Luis Castillo (7 IP, 10 K) has provided the right medicine.
  • The Hwy-64 Boys (Brandon & Nate Lowe) argue about the better pronunciation of their names and better side of the tunnel. B. Lowe brings his Wawa combo meal (not a thing) to the discussion. 13th HR and three SB.
  • What can be learned from the sadness of drafting Austin Meadows in the third round? Nothing, unless you consider the Rays constant platooning a valuable lesson.
  • Manny Machado plays up to the excitement on the field. There’s a lot of that in SD. 14th trip to the party store.
  • Mookie Betts has secured a top-three spot in 2021 drafts, right? (Fernando Tatis Jr., Mookie Betts, Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna Jr., SP name, Christian Yelich?). How many is that?
  • Brandon Woodruff suffers again. Only two wins. What do you expect when you’ve been terrible? ** Open Cracker Jack box for a special prize. Spoiler alert. It’s a small package of sarcasm.** 3.47 FIP & 23.4% K-BB, & 13% SwingStrike rates.
  • Keston Hiura doesn’t concern himself with your statistical analysis. 58% Contact rate? HA! 20% SwingStrike rate? AH-HAHA. He cranks it up to 13.
  • When you need that extra push, Freddie Freeman is there to say, “These go to 11.” Guess who is leading the R+RBI category? Yep, he takes it to 11.
  • What is this long line? “Oh, this is the line to get power/speed from Tyler O'Neill (six HR/two SB). Isn’t there a better place to shop?
  • How chill is Gerrit Cole to breeze through with abundant run support?
  • Who has more homers, Jackie Bradley Jr. or J.D. Martinez? You’re probably wrong. They both have five. **You have now entered The Twighlight Zone**
  • How upset are you that your rock, your foundation (Jacob deGrom)needed a moment to himself (hamstring spasm)? How upset will you be next week when your starting pitchers get rest days in prep for the real playoffs?
  • Luke Voit’s foreign policy is also “Walk softly & carry a big stick.” HR (19) category goes through him.
  • If you’re in any of my leagues, just know I’ll be drafting Clint Frazier in 2021 and you can’t stop me.
  • It’s good to have you back, Salvador Perez. Two taters in three games.
  • Raise your hand if you anticipate drafting Adalberto Mondesi in the first five rounds of 2021 drafts? Hmmm, well, I can already tell you he’s going to be in the best shape of his life come spring time.
  • Keegan Akin befuddles the Braves. 5 IP, 9 K. Stellar!
  • STOP!! Austin Hays is only 4% rostered?! 4-for-10 since coming off IL. Go check your leagues. Shenanigans.
  • There was no fear, but I didn’t want any part of Kyle Gibson vs HOU. WRONG! CG with 9 K.
  • Lance McCullers Jr., you were awesome. Finish strong.
  • You’re not pleased with Byron Buxton’s 10 HR? You’re not happy about one walk? Oh, you want more than one SB. Aren’t we picky.
  • Jose Abreu sends out his 16th care package.
  • **No witty comment. Just stunned** Dylan Bundy w/ 2.2 IP, 5 ER, 2 K vs ARI.
  • 33% rostered for Jared Walsh (seven HR). We started at 9% now we’re here. Some people are slow. Others play with fear. You do you.
  • The 5.68 ERA (3.25 FIP) at home is what keeps people away from German Marquez. It’s a shame.

 

 

  • Happy Thursday. The clock is ticking faster than you want it to...probably not fast enough for those leading in tight races. Get your FAB ready for this weekend so you can have a great finish to your season.
  • (No Fear, Just Fantasy)


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