Planning For September with Niv Shah

Chad and Niv discuss September roster moves

Keep or Kut – Chad (@chadyoung) is joined by Niv Shah (@ottoneu), the creator of Ottoneu and Chad’s co-manager in Ottoneu league 13. They have some tough choices to make this September and discuss those decisions, along with a handful of under-rostered players who might be a fit for your roster.

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Ep 114

1:32 – For episode 114, we discuss jersey number 14 and for Chad, that means it’s a prime opportunity to discuss the consistently underappreciated Larry Doby

7:07 – Outlining where Niv and Chad are in league 13 today, and their issues at MI, stemming from a weak auction and a miss on Vaughn Grissom

15:34 – Going into next week’s matchup, they have a gap at MI on Thursday and FA wire at MI is barren

20:20 – Thinking about how you use 40 roster spots and the relatively low value of small upgrades

24:53 – Do you go get a marginal improvement in your MI bench or a long-term potential star like Dylan Crews? Plus the advantage of having lots of cap space in the playoffs.

33:39 – Finding exciting prospects that are still available, including Adael Amador and Chase DeLauter

45:00 – Lower rostered players who are interesting for now or the future, starting with the boring but useful Nick Pivetta

51:23 – Jordan Wicks and Tejay Antone are both intriguing now and for the future

58:09 – Javier Assad is suddenly looking great

1:02:15 – Looking at bats and opening with Amed Rosario, lefty killer

1:06:18 Brandon Belt and other oldie but goodies

1:11:49 – A few more dart throws

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Chad Young

Chad is a long-time fantasy player and baseball fan, who learned to love the game watching 100 loss teams in the truly awful Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Chad writes Going Deep for Pitcher List and co-hosts the Keep or Kut podcast on the Pitcher List Podcast Network. Chad is also one of the creators of ottoneu and you can hear him on the Ottobot Podcast and read his work on FanGraphs.

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