I appreciate the deep dive as a Laureano owner but I felt like I was taking crazy pills reading about Haggerty and Laureano being benched. August 30, 2020 at 6:21 am (link). section: | slug: | sport: baseball | route: player | As someone with a case of the Ramóndays, I think you know the answer. Copyright © 2020 Draft Buddy • Privacy Policy, Dodgers Name Clayton Kershaw Starter For Game 1, Rays Name Glasnow, Snell Starters For First Two Games Of World Series, Latest On Luis Severino, Yankees' Rotation, Max Stassi undergoes hip surgery, out 4-6 months. Combined with his defensive prowess, both FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference pegged him for 2.1 WAR in less than a third of a season. ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that Ramon Laureano's suspension has been reduced from six to four games. Can he help your fantasy team in his first full MLB season? Get expert fantasy help on your decision to start Randal Grichuk or Ramon Laureano. The second-year outfielder is a breakout candidate and draft value this season. He continues to struggle to pitch deep into games, though, as he hasn’t gone six innings in a start since July of 2019. Laureano will not start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners. Latest on Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Snell’s stuff was nasty for most of the night and the final line still looked pretty good. How did we get here? Ji-Man Choi at 1B, batting cleanup in WS Game 2, MLB Regardless, this whole adventure was to get from point A (title explanation) to point B (framing the title explanation) to point C (move on from the title already bro) to point D, which is to answer the ultimate question: what’s up with Ramón Laureano? Greg Jewett goes around the league, giving a daily state of the union... Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: September 7. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. August 30, 2020 at 6:22 am (link). Rigorous draft prep can help alleviate those blind spots, and articles like this one (sorry) may nullify your advantage somewhat. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. He holds a career 3.54 ERA, 1.096 WHIP, and 242/101 K/BB ratio in 180 2/3 innings at the MLB level. Copyright 2007 - 2020 Razzball LLC. Laureano went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and another RBI during Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. August 30, 2020 at 10:17 am (link). While under normal circumstances I would recommend holding, I feel front offices and coaching staffs alike will shift their strategies more for the short term than the long term, perhaps a trend we are almost forced to follow. Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Oakland A's outfielder Ramon... 2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Charlie Blackmon. Now, his Barrel % has gone down, 9.7 in 2019 to 6.5 this year, and I’m already forming an idea of what’s going on, but lets cover the rest of our bases. LenFuego says: Julio Urias will start Game 4 for Dodgers on Sat. If he does catch Walker Buehler in Game 3 on Friday, that would make Will Smith the designated hitter. So anomalies like this are bound to happen, and happen a lot. Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy... Andy Spiteri breaks down the mock drafts that took... 2020 LABR Mixed League Auction Draft Recap. Laureano hitting 7th last year, sure steal and let the 8th or 9th hitter drive you in with a single. When moved up to the 2nd spot, steal in front of Chapman, Olson and Khrush is not the most ideal strategy. The 25-year-old left-hander got lit up for 14 runs -- 13 earned -- over 7 2/3 innings of work this season with Seattle before going down with an elbow impingement in mid-August. Ramon Laureano hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning in the Athletics' 6-4 win on Wednesday over the Dodgers. August 30, 2020 at 9:40 am (link), Bobbo says: That is what scares me, because I don’t think many will have the patience. Laureano had been just 3-for-22 in the postseason before busting out today. Besides, Oakland's problem was much more pitching than hitting in the series loss. Fried? Pollock served as the DH in Wednesday night's Game 2 loss. Or, to be specific, I think he can duplicate last year, maybe even surpass it in someways if his zone judgement continues, but he needs time. A 16th-round pick by the Houston Astros back in 2014, Laureano went largely overlooked as a prospect, rarely featuring in lists of notable farmhands. I wouldn’t in a 10 team league. Copyright © 2011 - 2020, - Get 50% Off Any Multi-Sport Premium and DFS Bundle - Up To 8 Sports! I hope you’re right and he pops out of it before it’s too late. 2018 © FantasyAlarm . The usual caveats apply, of course. He entered last season with no experience above Double-A and it's doubtful that the vast majority of baseball fans knew anything about him. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Don't have an account?Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community! That’s just how it works.” Laureano is at 205 pounds after eating six meals a day during the winter “and sleeping a lot, too. August 29, 2020 at 11:16 am (link). ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Not a comment on what he’s missed, more on just that he needs more. TC says: Matt Magill has elected to become a free agent. That may sound goofy as an argument, but think of it this way: With his low .288 BABIP, sporadic playing time, and the fact that his plate discipline has actually improved (the increase in strikeouts are actually in the zone itself), that tells me that his recent performance is completely out of line with what we should be seeing, the very definition of a cold streak. 3 weeks ago Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run in a win over the Dodgers Wednesday. His outside swinging ways and propensity to swing-and-miss has improved greatly. Take this deal??? In this case, we don’t have enough data to make a complete determination, but the clues are there for all to see. Get advice on your decision to start Ramon Laureano or Magneuris Sierra. I promise its a journey from Lorenzo Llamas Lamas  all the way to trying to connect a Laura Dern reference. Magill earned five saves in 22 total appearances with the Mariners in 2019 before struggling to a 6.10 ERA over 10 1/3 innings of relief in 2020. As I just said, I’m not terribly concerned with the type of contact he’s making based on his EV and LA dyill looking strong, but I did want to highlight the fact that overall, his Soft% has gone down, another encouraging sign (she never says that). He has moved down in the order, though, so perhaps a benching is coming. MLB Barnes drew the start at catcher in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 victory on Tuesday, though he did finish 0-for-4 with two strikeouts at the plate. The 37-year-old graduate of Princeton University should eventually get a chance to manage somewhere, even if he doesn't ultimately land the job in Boston. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: fantasynews | arena: mlb | pageType: profiles | Greinke: Was signaling Maldonado, not Laureano, Inside the A's first-half dominance and how they plan to make it last all season, A's Laureano sees suspension cut to 4 games, A's Laureano banned 6 games, Astros coach 20, Athletics' Laureano: Vile remark led to brawl, Brawls and bad hops: A's, Astros and Angels make the West wild, A's Laureano charges Astros dugout, starts brawl, Laureano's laser breaks Statcast, and four other double plays that made MLB history, A's put OF Laureano on IL with right leg injury. Bobbo says: Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer. Password? Forgot Blake Snell fanned nine batters while yielding two runs over 4 2/3 frames Wednesday in the Rays' 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. Nationals re-signed INF/OF Josh Harrison to a one-year contract. We delve deep into analytics to provide the best advice plus the latest breaking news. He has made three appearances this postseason but has gone more than two innings in just one of them, yielding eight runs over 7 2/3 frames. August 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm (link). It's been an interesting year at the plate for Laureano, who has upped his walk rate significantly to a career-best 11.8 percent while also seeing a 67-point drop in BABIP to .275 and a six-point tumble in HR/FB rate to 13.2 percent. Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post hears that it carries a $1 million base salary and up to $250,000 in incentives based on total plate appearances. Jay says: The 30-year-old required an arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right shoulder in mid-September and was outrighted off the Mariners' 40-man roster earlier this week. There are no projections available yet please check back soon. He may be hitting the ball less, but he’s certainly hitting it harder when he does make contact. On your second point, not sure what you mean. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Red Sox have interviewed Cubs coach Will Venable for their managerial opening. A.J. Tony Gonsolin allowed just one run but was pulled after 1 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Dodgers' loss to the Rays. Ramon Laureano - 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper, 2020 Expectations vs Reality (Hits and Misses): WPC+ Videocast, Effects of an Innocuous Move: Brian Goodwin to Cincinnati, Are You For Real? He missed those 4 games because he got suspended. The Dodgers wound up using seven pitchers in this one and only one of them recorded more than four outs (Alex Wood recorded six). Wheeler undergoes procedure on middle fingernail, Will Venable interviews for Red Sox mgr opening, Nationals re-sign Josh Harrison to one-year deal. So with that being said, hold onto him if you feasibly can, but in general redraft leagues (10-14 teams), I’d start exploring alternative options.