Is Chris 'The Dragon' Devenski the new most valuable Reliever?  

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MrTentacles
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11/07/2017 1:08 pm  

On a quick look at Devo's stat line you're looking at a Will Harris or Hunter Strickland type with a 6 (L+1) CMD and an 18 out. But then throw the 2 IP into the mix and it's a whole different ball game! Being an Astros fan I am most certainly biased, but I would like to officially make the argument that Devenski's multi-inning ability makes him the best reliever in the game (yes better than Andrew Miller or ASG Jansen). Who do y'all think is the best RP? 

I eagerly await counter-arguments...


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BearDownForWhat
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11/07/2017 1:13 pm  

There's ANOTHER Astros fan on here? 

Yeah, Devo's card is great and you're dead on—it's the 2 IP that draws my interest and willingness to drop that coin. While we're on the subject of Astro relievers I also like Will Harris and Greggerson cards too. Feel like the Astro SPs are a little overpriced (See McCullers especially), but I usually find room to sneak a "heart pick" Astro on to my rosters in the form of Will Harris.


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Ahrensku
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11/07/2017 1:17 pm  

The extra IP is so awesome, especially in league/tournament format.  I have Iglesias but for some extra salary you can have this stud.  He's probably a must have on a tourney team for sure.


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Sean Norberg
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11/07/2017 1:44 pm  

Here are my favorite discount specialists:

Kevin Quakenbush, 95, 3 R+2, 1-18 out, 1-2 X-R

Kyle Barraclough, 155, 3 R+2, 1-18 out, 1 X-R

Alex Claudio, 165, 3 L+2, 1-17 out, 1 X-R

Something about the 5 command, and low X-R really reels me in. 

Here is my NY bias.... but these guys are pretty solid for the cost:

Clippard, 180, 4 L+1, 1-18 out, 1-2 X-R 

Betances, 205, 5, 1-18 out, 1 X-R


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BearDownForWhat
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11/07/2017 2:06 pm  

I blindly stumbled into Barraclough in a draft w/a buddy and quickly realized how valuable he was one game later. 


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CommunitySalad
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11/07/2017 3:11 pm  

ASG Kimbrel is the best in my opinion. Nearly identical to ASG Jansen except he gives up a walk, not a hit, on 20. While Devenski's 2 IP is pretty damn awesome, it's a moot point to me since Jansen, Kimbrel and Miller will have a 6 command after an inning anyways- plus their 1-19 out is superior. I'd slot him after these 3, but his card is unreal.


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MrTentacles
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11/07/2017 4:41 pm  
Posted by: Fredrick Moore

ASG Kimbrel is the best in my opinion. Nearly identical to ASG Jansen except he gives up a walk, not a hit, on 20. While Devenski's 2 IP is pretty damn awesome, it's a moot point to me since Jansen, Kimbrel and Miller will have a 6 command after an inning anyways- plus their 1-19 out is superior. I'd slot him after these 3, but his card is unreal.

While it is true that those 3 guys will still have a 6 CMD in their second inning you also have to factor in the fact that all swings against them will be rolled with the power die once they're tired (a rule I just recently became aware of myself) and thus I feel Devo still has the overall slight edge


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BearDownForWhat
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11/07/2017 7:12 pm  
Posted by: Fredrick Moore

ASG Kimbrel is the best in my opinion. Nearly identical to ASG Jansen except he gives up a walk, not a hit, on 20. While Devenski's 2 IP is pretty damn awesome, it's a moot point to me since Jansen, Kimbrel and Miller will have a 6 command after an inning anyways- plus their 1-19 out is superior. I'd slot him after these 3, but his card is unreal.

Yeah, if we're going on straight command and chart you certainly have an argument. Although I think it's worth considering price too. Is the cost difference b/w Devo and those guys worth it? There're colorable arguments on both sides.


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Ahrensku
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12/07/2017 11:33 am  

Remember in league play if someone becomes tired, they enter the next game tired.  If they aren't tired, then they can pitch 2 games in a row.  So 2 innings is hugely valuable in league play.


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mattinthehat
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13/07/2017 1:20 am  

*Padres bias here* Regular Brad Hand is up there too. 2 IP, 3 control with a L+2, has a clutch of +1 AND is only 150 salary.

His ASG variant is pretty good too, he loses an inning, but has a control of 6, mistake pitch drops to a 1 and gets an out up to 18, while still only being a 255 salary. 


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16/07/2017 12:50 pm  

2 IP is phenomenal.  Probably even breaks our formula a bit.  I mean you're basically getting two relievers for the price of +1 IP.  Obviously you lose out on a little versatility to pick that extra RP for the matchups and there's a higher chance he'll get tired but it's worth it.  Must use IMO.

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nostalgia_martyr
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06/09/2017 11:28 am  

Devenski sure saved my butt the other day when my 5th rotation slot starter started getting weak! I say he's easily a top-3 RP, depending on the situation/game.


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BearDownForWhat
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09/09/2017 3:25 am  

He's become a must-roster guy for me. The 2 IP is huge for me. Great bridge from starter to closer without having to worry about burning through the pen. SP 6 IP, Devo for 2 IP, then Chapman. Ball game. Even if you don't get the lead, great to know you can give the bull pen the night off and slot devoted in there for 2 IP while you try to get back into the game and see where you're at heading into the 8th or 9th.


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