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We already went over what it took to win your fantasy baseball league for 12 teams.  Don’t believe me?  Click this.  Sucker!  You got Rick Schroder rolled!  Or not because you read this part before you clicked it.  I know, 2002 called, they want their internet meme back.  Okay, here’s what it takes to win your 12 team fantasy baseball league.  Now here we have what it takes to win a 10, 14, 15 and 16 team mixed leagues with 12 thrown in for a reference point.  This year we separated what it took to win your ESPN leagues and your Y! leagues, due to our differences between ESPN and Y! post.  We use ESPN for our RCL, but if you use Y!, I think I get a thousand dollars for every time someone signs up.  Or maybe that’s one thousandth of a dollar.  Either way, use this link.

The numbers you see in the chart (which was made by Rudy — thanks, Rudy!) are the 75th percentile for each league.  So that means in a 10 team ESPN league 1,083 runs gets you a 7.5, 270 homers gets you a 7.5 and so on.  Then in a 14 team Y! league, 817 Runs gets you a 10.5 in the standings.  For those slow on the uptake, just take 75% of the team count and you have the points.  These are all for one catcher leagues.  If you have two catcher leagues, the counting stats go up a little bit and down a little on average.  Anyway, here’s what it takes to win a 10, 14, 15 and 16 2012 fantasy baseball league:

10 Team 12 Team 14 Team 15 Team 16 Team
ESPN Y! ESPN Y! ESPN Y! ESPN Y! ESPN Y!
R 1,083  856  1,045  838  1,014 817  999  805  982  794
HR 270 220 261 211 253 202 247 200 240 198
RBI  1,034  827  1,008 804 979 783 961 774 941 765
SB 212 175 189 163 176 154 171 148 169 143
AVG  0.269  0.272  0.267  0.270  0.265  0.269  0.264  0.268  0.264  0.267
W 103 103 100 100 98 95 97 97 96 96
SV 105 105 92 92 81 81 72 76 73 73
ERA 3.37 3.37 3.44 3.44 3.49 3.49 3.51 3.57 3.54 3.54
WHIP 1.23 1.23 1.24 1.24 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.26 1.26
K  1,261  1,261  1,330  1,330  1,188  1,188  1,170  1,170  1,158  1,158

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  1. Random Collmenter says:
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    You ever consider posting keeper rankings? Just read that 74% of fantasy leagues have some sort of “keeper” element, whether they’re keep 1 or 2 players or dynasty leagues.

    i searched around for keeper rankings and found some espn ones. what you think of the top 10?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/baseball/flb/story?page=mlbdk2k12_keeperranks

    (sorry for posting an espn link on the site, but at least it wasn’t matt berry, right?)

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Found this the other day when I was searching for the same thing:

      http://fantasybaseball365.com/2012-articles/february/2012-top-100-keeper-rankings-hitters.html

      It’s hitters only, but gives you some ideas. I’m joining a keeper league this year where we are allowed to keep 1 guy year to year. I have one of the first shots after all the returning guys pick there keeper, so I’m trying to figure out some strategy. Do I go ahead and draft Trout in the first round so I can keep him forever? Or just draft like normal to win this year and pick the best guy at the end of the season. I’m planning to seek opinions in the forums once I know who’s off the board and exactly what pick I have (March 1st deadline). Just another strategy wrinkle to think about!

      • begs says:
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        @MattTruss223, I knew that list was questionable when it had tulo at #1, my questions were confirmed when it had Mike Trout at #2… C’MON MANNN!! I understand keeper leagues, but you want a player who can contribute now as well, who in their right mind would select Mike Trout 2nd overall in any format?!?!? Ridiculous.

        and then he doesnt even have Bryce Harper or any other prospects in the top 100 ???

        Just sayin if Mike Trout is #2 he needs to have Bryce in his top 10 to remain consistent… albeit consistently inaccurate, but consistent nonetheless

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @begs, Yeah, that list isn’t so good.

  2. chata says:
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    in my 14 team yahoo league , the Plucky Kiwis team took clear 1st
    in the Saves category with 121 …. a full 15 Saves ahead of his nearest
    competitor .

    even @ 75 % , your Saves goal of 140 would have made our Saves
    Champion look like a patzer .

    cust (gone) .

    • chata says:
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      @chata,

      to score 75% in the category , you would have needed to set
      your goal for 94 Saves , in our league .

      in the previous two years , 98-100 Saves would have scored in the
      75%ile .

      • Former skeptic, I says:
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        @chata, I think your league might be an outlier. The takeaway then is to know your league’s tendencies and preferences as well as scoring format and adjust accordingly.

        • chata says:
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          @Former skeptic, I,

          i think some of our league members are outlaws .

      • @chata, is your league 5×5 or do you have other categories? this assumes 5×5 and teams using every possible closer

        • chata says:
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          @Rudy Gamble,

          yes

          • Steve says:
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            @chata, Pity the standings in our league can’t be recalculated.

            • chata says:
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              @Steve,

              funny , as usual .
              particularly coming from you …(see my response to Former Skeptic ,I, … above) .

      • @chata, Yeah, I screwed up the calculation hence the inflated save total. Reposted it…my calculation for 75th percentile / 12 team league / Saves is 92. Not far off from 94 :)

  3. Howard says:
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    @Grey The totals for a 12 team league (ESPN) really increased from the previous post/linky thing. Guess I’d better giddyup!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Howard, I’m curious too about the increase from the previous post. There’s an increase of 150 runs and 130 RBIs from there to here. Should we ignore the previous “what it takes to win a 12 team league” post and aim for these numbers? What’s up with the difference there gents?

      • @MattTruss223, It’s b/c I screwed up. The numbers should look more in line now.

        • Howard says:
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          @Rudy Gamble, Thanks Rudy!

  4. Hawk says:
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    Hey guys

    Thanks for this info. Very handy.

    I’m trying to come up with good expectations for NFBCs 15 team, 2 catcher requirements. ESPNs roster is virtually identical to NFBC – just off by one catcher. I modified the ESPN requirements by adding 50 R, 60 RBI, 3 SB and 15 HR to the 15 team ESPN total. My totals for NFBC hitting are:
    R 1151
    HR 300
    RBI 1125
    SB 227
    AVG .275

    That sound about right to you?

    • @Hawk, Is this for average, to win the league, or something else?

      • Hawk says:
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        @Rudy Gamble,

        That would be to win an individual NFBC league. I imagine the Overall would take another 20-25% of each stat tacked on or off as the case may be (i.e. an extra 25-30 R, 40 HR etc…)

        • Hawk says:
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          @Rudy Gamble,

          I just saw your re-ran numbers and have adjusted my NFBC numbers accordingly. Here’s what they’d be now:

          R 1050
          HR 260
          RBI 1020
          SB 175
          AVG 0.265

          • @Hawk, That’s not too far off from what I’ve got. Thanks for sending!

  5. ahg says:
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    looking at my espn 5 by 5 leagues from last year these numbers look massively high – other than in era and whip the 75th percentile here would have won almost every category in every league easily. they also seem out of whack with your previous figures. are you sure these are correct?

    • ahg says:
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      @ahg, also … average numbers for 3rd place(80th percentile) standard 10 team espn leagues for the last 3 years(which will admittedly include a lot of terrible leagues) –
      1099 runs
      280 hr
      1064 rbi
      187 sb
      278 ba
      102 w’s
      1343 k’s
      134 saves
      3.46 era
      1.22 whip.

      • @ahg, Yup – you were right. I screwed up my calculations. Reposted and looks a lot closer to your league #s.

  6. Sweeney says:
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    I’m in a 12 team NL only league, and it is my first season. I’m taking over a kind of helpless team. Are you planning on publishing NL-only numbers like these? Would be very helpful to me as I try to think of a plan to be competitive.

    If not, how should I adjust the 12-team NL numbers you published before last season?

    • @Sweeney, Not sure if we’re publishing AL/NL #s (didn’t see a lot of demand for it in the recent poll) but here are the projected 75th percentile #s for a 2012 12-team NL league.

      R 953
      HR 216
      RBI 908
      SB 170
      AVG 0.258
      W 91
      SV 59
      ERA 3.61
      WHIP 1.28
      K 1,105

      • ahg says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, i was going to search for something like this – thanks.

  7. Hey all – Just reposted the calculations – after a couple of your comments, I looked into the calculation and there was an error in it. Sorry about that!

  8. joe from point pleasant says:
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    Brett Myers is Houston’s new closer… lol!

    • @joe from point pleasant, Wow. Didn’t see that coming. Wished we drafted him in one of our earlier drafts!

  9. Thanks, I do this for my 12 team league, but this helps a lot for my other leagues (instead of just guessing a little higher or lower…) Also, I found it’s really helpful to find out roughly what you need by player, then you can simply multiply that by how many roster spots you have. 4 example :) I think a standard yahoo league has 9 hitter spots so each hitter needs to avg. 93-23-89-18-.270. Then just multiply those numbers by the number of hitters in your league. Now you can adjust for any league size or roster size (obviously the more roster spots the averages come down slightly…) Thoughts???

    • Well, every league format has a different ‘average player’ as # of teams and roster spots drive the available player pool. So you can’t use that average outside of that specific league format…

  10. Benny says:
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    Dynasty league question – I have Zimmerman, Aramis, and Moustakas as 3B so I want to move one for a 2B (currently have Walker). I have a Moustakas for H. Kendrick offer and Moustakas for Utley offers on the table. Would you do either of those? Or since we keep 20 each year, should I hold onto Mouse for his upside and look to trade Aramis instead?

    • @Benny, Definitely trade Aramis. But Moose for Kendrick isn’t a bad trade.

      • Benny says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, Do you think I’d be giving up too much by offering Aramis for Kendrick? Also, what is your opinion on Hart vs Gordon? They may end up with comparable stats (especially since Braun is there for a full year now). In a vacuum, which would you want? Gordon’s BABIP makes me nervous he’ll come back to earth.

        • @Benny, Aramis for Kendrick in a keeper league would be great. I have Hart and Gordon nearly identical in value for 2012. I feel more comfortable with Hart just b/c Gordon had disappointed all those years prior.

  11. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Grey or Rudy, thoughts on my 12 team keeper league situation so far?

    Posey
    Fielder
    R Weeks
    HanRam
    D Gordon
    Stanton
    Crawford
    Morse
    Chisenhall

    Greinke
    Bumgarner
    Pineda
    B Wilson
    Storen

    Cant decide on my next pick, I think I need another bat and the Giants homer in me was thinking Cabrera or Belt, but I wanted to get your thoughts……

    • Grey

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      @TualatinTwoStep, Without a roster or who is available, answer could be dozens of people. Belt…

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey,

        BPA’s by position

        C
        Arencebia
        Ramos

        I think I am good at 1B with Fielder and Morse, but Carlos Pena or Carlos Lee are available, the latter has OF eligibility too obviously

        2B – Hill, J Weeks, K Johnson

        SS – Desmond, Jeter

        3B – Prado, Freese

        OF – Cabrera, Belt, Swisher, D Stubbs, Pagan, Crisp, Kubel, Hunter, and a host of other uninspiring names

        SP – Morrow would help my K’s, but I think I can wait on SP’s with the 3 I have

        RP’s – I think I am good for a while, yeah? Street is about the BPA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @TualatinTwoStep, Still have no idea about your roster… Morrow…

          • TualatinTwoStep says:
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            @Grey,

            C
            1B
            2B
            SS
            3B
            OF
            OF
            OF
            UTIL
            UTIL

            SP
            SP
            RP
            RP
            P
            P
            P

            Standard ESPN scoring

  12. jared says:
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    how many players per roster is this assuming?

    • TualatinTwoStep says:
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      @jared, its a 25 man roster

  13. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Rudy or Grey,

    I’ve got a keeper question for you. In my 12 team keeper league (w/ CI, MI, 5 OF) you keep a guy in the round he was drafted last year minus 2 rounds. With that in mind which of these guys seem like the best keepers?

    Keeping for sure (round it will cost):
    J. Upton (2)
    Andrus (6)
    Lawrie (16)

    Pick 2 of these (round it will cost):
    Marcum (7)
    Gardner (9)
    D. Hudson (11)
    Kimbrel (14)
    Moustakas (15)

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Sorry that’s supposed to be (w/ CI, MI, 3 OF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Lawrie… Moose, Hudson…

  14. cubbies299 says:
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    Gray, just a quick question. What happened to Dom Brown? How did a decent enough rookie campaign turn him from over-hyped to nonexistent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cubbies299, Phils are a bit of a crowded mess for ABs. We have him down for 280 ABs.

  15. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. This is the 4th year I am in this league. I think I have a pretty solid squad but I am open to shaking things up this year. By the looks of my team, where do I need improvement? Is there anyone on my team I should try to move?

    c jp arencibia
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b evan longoria
    inf jose bautista
    lf carl crawford
    cf peter bourjos
    rf justin upton
    of carlos lee
    util vernon wells
    util jerry sands
    bn ryan lavernway

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp ubaldo jiminez
    sp josh beckett
    rp jason motte
    rp matt throton
    rp rex brothers
    rp matt capps
    p scott downs
    p brad lincolm
    p brad peacock
    aaron harang
    bn scott downs
    bn garrett richards
    bn blake beaven

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, I like the squad a lot. Pretty impressive for a 20 team league though it is one of the shallower ones I’ve seen. Your pitching is pretty incredible if Beckett performs well. You shouldn’t be moving anyone at this point.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey, Shallower ones? What do you mean?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan, It’s shallow for a 20 team league…

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey, So do you think I should trade for depth then?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Ryan, No

  16. RealMcCoy says:
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    Judging by above I seem alright, but what do you all see?

    Yahoo, 12 team, h2h, 5×5 standard

    C- M. Montero
    1B – Votto
    2B- Kendrick
    3B- Zimmerman
    SS- Andrus
    OF- BJ Upton
    OF- Bruce
    OF- Bourn
    UTL- Werth
    UTL- Bourjos
    BENCH – Rios / Aviles

    SP- Grienke
    SP- Bumgarner
    RP- Madson
    RP- Jansen
    P- Zimmerman
    P- E. Santana
    P- Chacin
    P- Roberson
    BENCH- Minor, Peacock, Rauch

    Thanks for the critique in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RealMcCoy, You have Upton, Andrus, Bourn and Bourjos… You think you’re all right with power and not too heavy in speed?

      • RealMcCoy says:
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        @Grey, Well, I see my team at about 930R / 195 HR / 765RBI / .270Ave / 230SB

        I don’t see that as being “All right” in power and above average in speed.

        • Grey

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          @RealMcCoy, You’re not, you’re low. And way too high in speed.

        • RealMcCoy says:
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          @RealMcCoy, Sorry….I see that is Alright in power and winning in speed

  17. not Steve says:
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    Any projections for Balfour?
    Do you think Pestano runs with the job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @not Steve, I don’t think Pestano runs with the job, but it’s conceivable. Balfour is the setup man right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @not Steve, Oh, I see… The A’s are now saying it could be Balfour or Fuentes. Yeah, Balfour would be a better option, I’m not sure they go with the better option though. Bit of a mess right now. Give Balfour 20 saves and Fuentes 10.

  18. captainpyper says:
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    12 team league i pick 10th. Targeting Longo (knowing my league-mates i should get him). assuming i get him should I pair him with Tex in the 2nd(reach)? I was leaning towards grabbing Reyes or Hanram instead.

  19. Hats For Bats says:
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    @Grey, with Brett Myers being an SP/RP eligible closer, what does that do for his value? PS getting a response from you is like having Peyton Manning hit me up on Twitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hats For Bats, Ha… It gives him value, for sure. Give him 25ish saves.

  20. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    my 12 team keeper league has roster spots for 12 hitters (only 1 C , and
    4 OF’s and 1 Util) .

    further , it has roster spots for : 2 SPs , 2 RP’s and 4 P’s and 5 Bench .

    knowing that I like the security of having at least two bench bats ,
    what would you recommend for my breakdown of SP’s vs RP’s ?
    should i have 7 SP’s and 4 RP’s ?? 6 and 5 ???

    • chata says:
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      @chata,

      IP limit is 1650 , but i can always drop one on my back-up bats ,
      later , for another pitcher , if that matters .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chata, 7, 4 sounds about right…

  21. Rick says:
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    Grey. I’m in a tough 2 keeper league, 12 teams, ESPN roto format snake draft. I have Kemp, but my choices for a second keeper are A-Rod, Holliday, or Weaver. I will have a second or third choice pick in the draft and there a several sexy names available, but none are 1b or 3b and most are OF. Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick, Not great choices… A-Rod…

  22. sam bam says:
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    From the “sexy names” post… So in my 3keeper league, im keeping Braun and Miggy …. for my 3rd, are you saying instead of keeping Uggla, I should keep Jennings? (10 team H2H points KEEPER league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sam bam, Where am I saying that?

      • sam bam says:
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        @Grey, because Uggla has an ugly name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @sam bam, You already have an outfielder, go Uggla.

  23. Random Collmenter says:
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    have 5th pick in NL-only KEEPER draft. what you think of my top 5 rankings? thanks!

    1. Braun
    2. Votto
    3. Kemp
    4. Tulo
    5. Jupton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, I’d go Upton over Tulo.

  24. Big Mike says:
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    @Rudy or @ Grey do you have an OBP target for Yahoo 10-teamer and 12 teamer. I play in a few that are OBP instead of Avg.

    • Grey

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      @Big Mike, I don’t, but league average, uh, average is .255 and .270 is what you need in those leagues. Now league average OBP is .320, so I’m gonna roughly say .340. Keep in mind this is a rough goal.

    • Grey

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      @Big Mike, Rudy says he has it on a spreadsheet at home and right now he’s out… So stay tuned.

  25. ashtonkorver says:
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    Grey in a vacuum, please give me a handful of starters that you would target if your starting 3 are KF, Dream Weaver and Marcum, oh and upside Jarred Parker is the 4th.

    I was thinking of targeting a couple from – Jon Sanchez, Juan Nicasio, Fat Chad Billingsley, Scott Baker, Eddy Volquez, anyone else strike your fancy pants?

  26. Big Mike says:
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    @ Grey ALWAYS standing by! Thanks

  27. Shippity says:
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    Just 2nding the NL/AL only request. I understand if the demand isn’t there, then it doesn’t make sense for you guys to waste resources on it though. I’m actually quite surprised there’s not more of us. Or maybe it’s a bit self-fulfilling. There’s fewer of us in your readership because of the lack of league-specific content. Don’t want this to be construed as a gripe though, just a vote cast for more AL/NL only stuff. Thanks for your work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shippity, As of right now, we’re supposed to post the AL/NL numbers too.

  28. Chuck Norris says:
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    Keeper league question, standard 5X5. I’m taking over a horrible team and my keepers are: longoria, teixeiria, storen. I need two more from this group: mccann, putz, valverde, rollins, victorino, jeter, cuddyer, utley. Draft starts in 6th round after the 5 keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chuck Norris, McCann, Utley…

  29. elwood blues says:
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    NL Only keeper league 4×4:
    better trade return: Chacin $10 and Jay $1.. or Cueto at $10 and Jansen at $10.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, Chacin…

  30. chuckiT says:
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    Are these 12 Team Yahoo stats that you provided optimized for the standard yahoo public leagues:

    Here’s the typical yahoo 12 man standard public league:

    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util Util

    5 bench

    and 9 pitching slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chuckiT, Yup

      • chuckiT says:
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        @Grey, thanks, this is exactly what i was looking for, and you delivered. BTW i am quite familiar with your site (back when u started on blogspot) looks like you’ve grown into one of the more popular baseball sites on the net. congrats on your success!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chuckiT, Wow, that does go back. Thanks!

  31. elwood blues says:
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    Freeman dislocated knee cap?? Thought injuries like that on the Braves only happen to Chipper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, Ha… Glad I didn’t like him anyway…

  32. chuck96 says:
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    Potential trade in a keeper league

    I get Pedroia and Sandoval and give up Longoria and a future 11th round pick

    Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chuck96, Nope, but it’s fair.

  33. Steve says:
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    Apologies if this has been covered already, but deep-ish AL-Only leaguers might be interested to know that Scott Sizemore is done for the year with a torn ACL.

    I must be going soft in my old age, but I can’t conceive of how crushing it must be to have something like this happen to you and I feel really sorry for him and Zumaya. Maybe I just need to HTFU (emoticon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Aw, Steve’s emoting.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Sniff.

  34. Alex says:
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    @Gray

    Hey Gray. My settings are nearly identical to your 14 team yahoo listing but with one less UTIL position. Do you have a good idea for evening out the difference?

    I was thinking –> find the average batter’s totals and subtract that from each total (since it’s one less batter) but that’s not really accurate since the second UTIL would more than likely have numbers worse than the average.

    • Grey

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      @Alex, Yeah, that’s actually the way I would handle it, subtracting an average hitter.

  35. Tom says:
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    What are your thoughts on my h2h mixed team.

    C – Ramos
    1B – Lance Berkman
    2B – Kinsler
    3B – David Wright
    SS – Dee Gordon
    OF – Justin Upton
    OF – Kendrick
    OF – Gardner
    DH – Ike Davis

    Greinke
    Bumgarner
    Zimmerman
    Niese
    Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom, You look like on power and a bit high on speed.

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey, How about pitching?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tom, It looks fine, I guess. No idea how many teams. But I’m guessing there would be waiver wire guys to switch in and out.

          • Tom says:
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            @Grey, Sorry theres 12

  36. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: I get three keepers in a 12 team H2H with OBP instead of AVG.

    I’m keeping Tulo and Cano and have the first pick of the draft. Pick two others: Ellsbury, J Upton, Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers, Upton

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey, Upton + who? He could be my third keeper then with my first pick should I take Ells or Stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @SwaggerJackers, Oops, sorry… Stanton…

  37. jaw says:
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    grey – im in a 12 team h2h auction league, im thinking of trading alex gordon ($10) for bumgarner ($12) or matt moore ($10). you like the deal for me, if so, bumgarner or moore? no limit on # of yrs a guy can be kept, 20% yearly increase

    keepers below
    trout $10
    desmond jennings $10
    pence $21
    andrus $18
    gordon $10
    carlos santana $20 or mccann $17
    rios $10
    stanton $28

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Yeah… Bum…

  38. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so it’s almost time to finalize my keepers in my 16 Team H2H. This is what I’ve got:

    1) Tulo
    2) Lawrie
    3) Stanton
    4) Lester
    5) ???

    Of my remaining players, I can keep one of the following: Moose, Konerko, Kimbrel, Kennedy, LoMo.

    I could also swing a deal for Moore (swapping middle round picks). Or a deal for Haren (swapping my 5th-ish rounder for his 8th-ish). And the guy with MadBum has said he’s on the block, but hasn’t responded to my email about him.

    What do you think is the route I should go with this? Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Wilsonian, Grab Moore or Bum for a pick if you can…

  39. Steve says:
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    I really like Fangraphs, but if you want to see the essential difference between them and Razzball, check out the piece on Adam Jones over there. In the comments, a dry as dust discussion about his peripherals.

    Over here, we’d be making fun of his player profile headshot. I know what I’d rather be reading (smiley face).

    • Grey

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      @Steve, Aw, thanks, Steve… Yeah, their comments are dusty.

  40. Tom says:
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    What are your thoughts on Brett Myers Getting the closer role?

    • @Tom, Gray loves the Movie Halloween and he is in love with cheap closers – It will be Halloween part 9

    • 3FingersBrown says:
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      @Tom, Just thinking the same thing. He’s still a douchebag but might he blossom into a donkeycorn? He’s my kind of late round pick to fill my 3 RP slot.

      • @3FingersBrown, If not one wants him late in the draft – I would put a claim into him until he loses his job and he will lose his job

  41. Tom says:
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    Is it just me or does anyone feel like grabbing Jason Bay in the 22 23rd round is a HUGE steal? He had a great September and the walls are coming in he can easily sneak in a be a 80 – 17 – 85 – 275 – 10 guy – thoughts?

    • Grey

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      @Tom, Do not draft Jason Bay. Step away from your computer. Repeat. Do not draft Jason Bay.

  42. B.o.B. says:
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    1. One of your reasonings for having Braun as your top ranked player you state “Pujols is a Latin 32. The 1st base eligibility is nice, but outfield isn’t exactly stacked in 5 outfielder leagues.” My question is would you still take Braun 1st overall in a 3 outfielder league (10 team, H2H)?

    2. I absolutely love your site. It is my #1 source for fantasy advice (advise?). You have amused and enlightened me for a couple years now. I visit on a daily basis looking for that next new article for laughs and knowledge. I just wanted to share my appreciation for all you do! Keep up the great work!

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