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Posted this question in Franchise but probably more eyes on it here.
Who all do you think will be the highest rated at each position, strictly live roster for MTO and Franchise, to kick off the year? I'm thinking
SP - deGrom, Scherzer, Burnes, Cole possibly, and maybe Ray gets a bumo for the Cy Young
RP/CP - Hader, Hendriks, Anderson, then probably Pressly and Iglesias
C - Perez, Grandal, Smith, then probably Realmuto and Zunino
1B - Guerrero, Freeman, Olson, Muncy, I think Goldschmidt over Votto
2B - Altuve, Semien, Albies, Cronenworth, and Edman? All depends on where Kike and Turner are listed
3B - Ramirez, Arenado, Devers, Machado, then either Bregman or maybe Riley
SS - Tatis, Bichette, Turner if they move him to short, Anderson, Correa or Bogaerts
Give me top 10 for OF because positions can get all muddled out there
Trout, Acuna, Stanton, Judge, Buxton, Soto, Mullins, Betts, Harper, and probably Robert

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My pick is the entire Blue Jays lineup.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

My pick is the entire Blue Jays lineup.

Of course it is Hot Pocket

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@texas10pt_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

My pick is the entire Blue Jays lineup.

Of course it is Hot Pocket

I'm not a DD casual, I don't eat Hot Pockets...I'm a Franchise guy, I drink lattes and eat crackers with fancy cheeses.

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Oh that explains everything LMAO

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As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@texas10pt_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

My pick is the entire Blue Jays lineup.

Of course it is Hot Pocket

I'm not a DD casual, I don't eat Hot Pockets...I'm a Franchise guy, I drink lattes and eat crackers with fancy cheeses.

You and I would get along great, as I am very wealthy and have many fine things.

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@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

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@arvcpa_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@texas10pt_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

My pick is the entire Blue Jays lineup.

Of course it is Hot Pocket

I'm not a DD casual, I don't eat Hot Pockets...I'm a Franchise guy, I drink lattes and eat crackers with fancy cheeses.

You and I would get along great, as I am very wealthy and have many fine things.

Like me do you also play The Show near a fireplace while you're wearing a robe and puffing on a cigar?

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

I'm lazy. Therefore Hot Pockets are essential. Of course I do enjoy the finer things in life but give me some good old Kraft Mac n Cheese or a Hot Pocket any day in a hurry.

Sure Note: if there is some Hot Pocket reference or meaning other than the microwavable mini meal that's going over my head, I always enjoy a good laugh.

Your pitching and lineup look stellar, how does the bullpen shape up?

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@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

I'm lazy. Therefore Hot Pockets are essential. Of course I do enjoy the finer things in life but give me some good old Kraft Mac n Cheese or a Hot Pocket any day in a hurry.

Sure Note: if there is some Hot Pocket reference or meaning other than the microwavable mini meal that's going over my head, I always enjoy a good laugh.

Your pitching and lineup look stellar, how does the bullpen shape up?

As a Canadian you can't go wrong with Kraft dinner. The Jays bullpen is also stacked, all Cimber and Richards knows to do is get outs, hopefully Merryweather is healthy so he can throw 98 mph and Pearson throwing 100, and lefties like Mayza and Borucki and ofcourse Romano to finish things off. I think the Jays are one of the only teams in baseball that's a complete team.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

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@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

He's saying that Grichuk had a low OBP where as Tapia can provide a bit of speed and defense as a 4th OF. Honestly, either way, they traded one 4th OF for another.

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@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

What does Trump University have to do with my reply?

I asked a question. All you had to do was reply. You didn't have to be a smart @$$ about it.

No wonder people rag on you here.

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@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

What does Trump University have to do with my reply?

I asked a question. All you had to do was reply. You didn't have to be a smart @$$ about it.

No wonder people rag on you here.

Oh sorry I apologize, usually when I say someone took a semester at Trump University I take it they are uneducated or have no access to google or any other ways to find out stats or knowledge of a question they are unsure about and require additional information from another human beings.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

What does Trump University have to do with my reply?

I asked a question. All you had to do was reply. You didn't have to be a smart @$$ about it.

No wonder people rag on you here.

Oh sorry I apologize, usually when I say someone took a semester at Trump University I take it they are uneducated or have no access to google or any other ways to find out stats or knowledge of a question they are unsure about and require additional information from another human beings.

If you actually looked at the stats, you’d see that both Grichuk and Tapia provided the exact same value to their teams last year. They both had exactly 0.4 fWAR in a similar amount of PA. They were both awful hitters, with Grichuk’s 85 wRC+ being better than Tapia’s 79 wRC+. Grichuk was a slightly better fielder when playing RF (he had more innings in CF, but there’s no chance the Rockies would ever put him there with their massive outfield) than Tapia in LF as well. Tapia’s BsR is the only reason he had the same amount of fWAR as Grichuk, but value is value regardless of how a player provides it.

And interestingly enough, Grichuk and Tapia were much closer in wOBA, with them having .300 and .305 respectively. But Grichuk’s xwOBA was actually .294, while Tapia’s was .279. This tells us that Tapia’s wOBA (and consequently OBP) benefited quite a bit from balls landing in the huge Coors outfield.

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@jogger171717_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

What does Trump University have to do with my reply?

I asked a question. All you had to do was reply. You didn't have to be a smart @$$ about it.

No wonder people rag on you here.

Oh sorry I apologize, usually when I say someone took a semester at Trump University I take it they are uneducated or have no access to google or any other ways to find out stats or knowledge of a question they are unsure about and require additional information from another human beings.

If you actually looked at the stats, you’d see that both Grichuk and Tapia provided the exact same value to their teams last year. They both had exactly 0.4 fWAR in a similar amount of PA. They were both awful hitters, with Grichuk’s 85 wRC+ being better than Tapia’s 79 wRC+. Grichuk was a slightly better fielder when playing RF (he had more innings in CF, but there’s no chance the Rockies would ever put him there with their massive outfield) than Tapia in LF as well. Tapia’s BsR is the only reason he had the same amount of fWAR as Grichuk, but value is value regardless of how a player provides it.

And interestingly enough, Grichuk and Tapia were much closer in wOBA, with them having .300 and .305 respectively. But Grichuk’s xwOBA was actually .294, while Tapia’s was .279. This tells us that Tapia’s wOBA (and consequently OBP) benefited quite a bit from balls landing in the huge Coors outfield.

LOL OMG WTF FYI you've put way too much thought into a salary dump by the Blue Jays with a team that needed a left handed bat, they tried with Dickerson last season and that was a flop..the only significant left handed bat with a high OBP on the Jays is Biggio if he can play a full season this year without injury. To me a walk is just as good as a hit, and Biggio provides that and Tapia provides that too, as per at bats Tapia doubled Grichuk with walks and walks with speed can turn into two bases. You make it seem like the Blue Jays need more pop in their line up, they have enough of that..what they need is a left handed bat with speed to use as a back up..not a guy that's going to strike out and hits the occasional homerun. My guess is this year the Jays will have about 7 guys with 20 homeruns....what the Jays got with Tipia is a platoon left handed bat with speed..that's all he's needed for...the team is stacked with everything else and will most likely win the East. And get that argument that Tipia's OBP was helped out with Coors field outta here, that's such a moot point when half the games are played there and there's a 50 point difference between the two players.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@jogger171717_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@x-dj_sparky-x_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@joshjays44_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

?????

Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

What does Trump University have to do with my reply?

I asked a question. All you had to do was reply. You didn't have to be a smart @$$ about it.

No wonder people rag on you here.

Oh sorry I apologize, usually when I say someone took a semester at Trump University I take it they are uneducated or have no access to google or any other ways to find out stats or knowledge of a question they are unsure about and require additional information from another human beings.

If you actually looked at the stats, you’d see that both Grichuk and Tapia provided the exact same value to their teams last year. They both had exactly 0.4 fWAR in a similar amount of PA. They were both awful hitters, with Grichuk’s 85 wRC+ being better than Tapia’s 79 wRC+. Grichuk was a slightly better fielder when playing RF (he had more innings in CF, but there’s no chance the Rockies would ever put him there with their massive outfield) than Tapia in LF as well. Tapia’s BsR is the only reason he had the same amount of fWAR as Grichuk, but value is value regardless of how a player provides it.

And interestingly enough, Grichuk and Tapia were much closer in wOBA, with them having .300 and .305 respectively. But Grichuk’s xwOBA was actually .294, while Tapia’s was .279. This tells us that Tapia’s wOBA (and consequently OBP) benefited quite a bit from balls landing in the huge Coors outfield.

LOL OMG WTF FYI you've put way too much thought into a salary dump by the Blue Jays with a team that needed a left handed bat, they tried with Dickerson last season and that was a flop..the only significant left handed bat with a high OBP on the Jays is Biggio if he can play a full season this year without injury. To me a walk is just as good as a hit, and Biggio provides that and Tapia provides that too, as per at bats Tapia doubled Grichuk with walks and walks with speed can turn into two bases. You make it seem like the Blue Jays need more pop in their line up, they have enough of that..what they need is a left handed bat with speed to use as a back up..not a guy that's going to strike out and hits the occasional homerun. My guess is this year the Jays will have about 7 guys with 20 homeruns....what the Jays got with Tipia is a platoon left handed bat with speed..that's all he's needed for...the team is stacked with everything else and will most likely win the East. And get that argument that Tipia's OBP was helped out with Coors field outta here, that's such a moot point when half the games are played there and there's a 50 point difference between the two players.

I put too much thought into it because you’re an a$$hole and told someone to look at the stats without actually looking at them yourself. Your point was that Tapia is a better 4th outfielder than Grichuk, while I proved with stats that they literally provided the exact same value to their teams last year and that one isn’t better than the other. The Blue Jays quite literally added zero value by trading Grichuk for Tapia. The fact that you think a huge outfield wouldn’t make a difference for a player with no power is insane. We have park-adjusted stats for a reason. Apparently you haven’t looked at Tapia’s home/road splits either. In 2021 he had a .340 wOBA at home, with a .264 wOBA on the road. That’s a 76 point boost while playing at Coors. Another example is Garrett Hampson, who had a .341 wOBA at Coors with a .235 on the road for a 106 point difference.

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@ericulous1_psn said in Top at each postion in 22:

As much as I hate to say this @joshjays44_PSN, your lineup looks brutal this year. Matt Chapman will need to up his game, but your team seems to do well with Oakland cast offs . What do you think about the addition of Tapia for Grichuk.

Ps: I love hot pockets. I know your hatred for DD runs deep....but lay off the hot pocket hate.

You like hot pockets?, well I guess not all of us are created equal. Anywayssss, Grichuk had to go, we already have Springer, Hernandez and Gurriel in the outfield..dude has such a low OBP....in Colorado he can play everyday and prolly hit 35 homeruns. Tapia will be a good 4th outfielder and provide pinch running and a left hand bat off the bench, if that dead weight Montoya decides to use him..worst manager in baseball....handles the bullpen like a DD player trying to hit on Legend at pitch speeds maxed.

Ok. This confuses you. In one sentence you state that it's good they got rid of Grichuk because the outfield was crowded. But then in the next sentence you saw that Tapia will be a good 4th outfileder.

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Unless you're saying that Tapia has better stats to justify replacing Grichuk.

Wow I take it you took a semester at Trump university?. Yes, Tapia will be a better choice as a 4th outfielder than Randal....Grichuk has like a .280 OBP, and as for an almost everyday player that's one of the worst in baseball, Tapioca has almost 50 points better OBP than Randal and is faster, strikes out at a much lower rate than Randal. For that last comment you deserve a whole box of hot pockets...Ericulous1 will deliver it to you.

What does Trump University have to do with my reply?

I asked a question. All you had to do was reply. You didn't have to be a smart @$$ about it.

No wonder people rag on you here.

Oh sorry I apologize, usually when I say someone took a semester at Trump University I take it they are uneducated or have no access to google or any other ways to find out stats or knowledge of a question they are unsure about and require additional information from another human beings.

If you actually looked at the stats, you’d see that both Grichuk and Tapia provided the exact same value to their teams last year. They both had exactly 0.4 fWAR in a similar amount of PA. They were both awful hitters, with Grichuk’s 85 wRC+ being better than Tapia’s 79 wRC+. Grichuk was a slightly better fielder when playing RF (he had more innings in CF, but there’s no chance the Rockies would ever put him there with their massive outfield) than Tapia in LF as well. Tapia’s BsR is the only reason he had the same amount of fWAR as Grichuk, but value is value regardless of how a player provides it.

And interestingly enough, Grichuk and Tapia were much closer in wOBA, with them having .300 and .305 respectively. But Grichuk’s xwOBA was actually .294, while Tapia’s was .279. This tells us that Tapia’s wOBA (and consequently OBP) benefited quite a bit from balls landing in the huge Coors outfield.

LOL OMG WTF FYI you've put way too much thought into a salary dump by the Blue Jays with a team that needed a left handed bat, they tried with Dickerson last season and that was a flop..the only significant left handed bat with a high OBP on the Jays is Biggio if he can play a full season this year without injury. To me a walk is just as good as a hit, and Biggio provides that and Tapia provides that too, as per at bats Tapia doubled Grichuk with walks and walks with speed can turn into two bases. You make it seem like the Blue Jays need more pop in their line up, they have enough of that..what they need is a left handed bat with speed to use as a back up..not a guy that's going to strike out and hits the occasional homerun. My guess is this year the Jays will have about 7 guys with 20 homeruns....what the Jays got with Tipia is a platoon left handed bat with speed..that's all he's needed for...the team is stacked with everything else and will most likely win the East. And get that argument that Tipia's OBP was helped out with Coors field outta here, that's such a moot point when half the games are played there and there's a 50 point difference between the two players.

I put too much thought into it because you’re an a$$hole and told someone to look at the stats without actually looking at them yourself. Your point was that Tapia is a better 4th outfielder than Grichuk, while I proved with stats that they literally provided the exact same value to their teams last year and that one isn’t better than the other. The Blue Jays quite literally added zero value by trading Grichuk for Tapia. The fact that you think a huge outfield wouldn’t make a difference for a player with no power is insane. We have park-adjusted stats for a reason. Apparently you haven’t looked at Tapia’s home/road splits either. In 2021 he had a .340 wOBA at home, with a .264 wOBA on the road. That’s a 76 point boost while playing at Coors. Another example is Garrett Hampson, who had a .341 wOBA at Coors with a .235 on the road for a 106 point difference.

You're still missing the point and oblivious at the reason why the Jays made that trade with their needs/deficiencies, if you can't see that with your clouded metrics and what I've explained above then there is nothing else I could say to you.