this is one of those new yahoo pro leagues. I have harper. Here is my team. This draft was weird b/c everyone went pitching super early. I drafted bats instead and figured id grab closers and a couple good pitchers.
J montero A. Craig kinsler encarnacian cozart Cutch BJ Upton Melk-man Bryce harper Ajax duda ben revere Tulo and Kemp on DL (made a trade for tulo and halladay,,both on DL ugh!)
Y Garllardo C. Sale Aceves Betancourt Clippard Frieri Janssen league Mccarthy halladay on DL
as you can see,,,not alot of starting pitching,,,Dickey could save my staff i think. Not sure if harper is too much. Any mets guys around,,,is dickey this good?
Dickey is phenomenal and has looked untouchable even against good offenses. When Tulo and Kemp come back, you have plenty of speed-power combo guys throughout the lineup. I think I would make this deal.
Dickey has pitched well this season. I give him props as he has continued dominance in the MLB much longer than anyone would've thought. However, I wouldn't trade baseball's phenom for a knuckleballer. Not a chance. There was a pitcher in 1992 who took the MLB by storm and threw an awesome knuckleball. He even helped lead his team to the infamous 1992 NLCS only to fall short. He had a successful career and even pitched in some World Series games but was he a fantasy superstar? No. That pitcher was Tim Wakefield. I'd rather have Harper in the lineup every day for the rest of the year as opposed to a knuckleballer who's elite success probably will not continue.
I wouldn't make the trade, I feel Harper is more valuable than Dickey, I expect Dickeys numbers to come down quite a bit through the rest of the season. I think you can get more for Harper than just Dickey, I think you can trade Harper and be just fine, I just think you can do better than Dickey.
ATLbraves wrote:Is this a keeper or non keeper league?
nonkeeper. Im undecided. I asked the guy to leave the offer up for a day or two. I think my offense could survive a harper hit. Id feel better if i knew tulo/kemp would be in the lineup soon but idk. Looks like tulo had a setback.
From what i know Dickey is a bit different of a knuckballer. He throws like 10mph faster than wakefield did. Maybe its why he has such great k numbers. Not sure,,,i wish i watched more mets games i really havent seen him play much.
Before this year, the only thing that was holding Dickey back from being a very solid fantasy pitcher was his strikeout rate, which has skyrocketed this year due to an unbelievable swing and miss rate. His walks are way down and his strikeouts, as well as his swing and miss rate, are way up. One thing that we have to remember is that we can look at Dickey has a "young" pitcher even at 37 years old, as he just recently started throwing the knuckleball. This looks to me like a guy who is finally putting it together and is becoming more comfortable with his "stuff". Also, for those who don't get to watch a ton (or any) Met games, understand that Dickey actually throws two different knuckleballs: He throws a slow knuckleball in the low 70s and then a knuckleball in the mid 80s as well. He has the best location that I've ever seen for a knuckleballer, and even when the ball is over the plate, his ability to change speeds with the knuckleball leads to guys swinging and missing regardless.
That being said, Bryce Harper is obviously an immediate 5 category player in fantasy and is a great young player; but in a non-keeper league, I would feel comfortable making this deal especially considering the other bats that you'd be able to plug in after dealing Harper.