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Some of these guys will be on waivers if you don’t draft them, so does that mean you shouldn’t draft them?  Actually, I got confused by my own question, but I think that means you should still draft them.  Or maybe it means you should pick them up.  Or maybe wait until someone else picks them up, then mock them relentlessly then when they drop them you pick them up.  Yeah, that feels right.  Either way, here’s some players that no one may own coming out of your (12 team) draft, but you’re likely to look at them at some point in the season.  In larger leagues, these guys will probably be last round steals. Chances are you’ll find yourself sucking your teeth upset I’m telling other people about these guys.  If you want your average run-of-the-mill 2010 fantasy baseball sleepers, they’re, uh, there.  Anyway, here’s some deep fantasy baseball sleepers:

Kris Medlen – He averaged over a K an inning last year.  Will start the year as an MR, barring an injury to someone… *cough* Jar Jar *cough*.  Medlen will get into the rotation shortly.  Meesa tinks Jar Jar won’t make it the whole year healthy.

Jeff Clement – He has catcher eligibility.  If you need to know more, you don’t know sheeeeeeeeeeet, Senator Clay Davis.

Brett Gardner – Brett Gardner went to a parochial high school.  They made everyone sit in alphabetical order.  He sat in the S row for SAGNOF.

Shaun Marcum – Will be returning from TJ surgery so your guess is as good as mine as what you’re going to get.  Think Liriano last year.  Now think about a lamb wearing sunglasses.  Now think about why you’re thinking about a lamb wearing sunglasses.  That’s weird.  Last round flier for Marcum?  Why not?

Brandon Wood – It’s now or never for Wood.  If it is indeed now, it could mean a 25/10 season.

Bud Norris – He probably won’t win more than 10 games and his control isn’t pretty.  His Ks, however, are.

Daniel Bard – 63 Ks in 49 1/3 innings last year.  Even if Bard doesn’t replace Papelbon in 2010 or turns out to be the Earl of Oxford, he’ll still have value.

David Freese – He hits .300 everywhere he goes (in the minors) and he has 20 homer power.  Before you scoff like you’re some Victorian bigwig, those numbers may not be that far off from Butler at a shallower position.

70 Responses

  1. Eddy says:
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    I think I’ll take the route of not drafting these guys (I’m 100% sure no one in my draft will either).

    Medlen is the most intriguing here and I think he’s definitely worth a pick up.

    Whatcha think of this mock? 12 team 12th pick

    1. David Wright (NYM – 3B)
    2. Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B)
    3. Curtis Granderson (NYY – OF)
    4. Jayson Werth (Phi – OF)
    5. Nick Markakis (Bal – OF)
    6. Josh Johnson (Fla – SP)
    7. Hunter Pence (Hou – OF)
    8. Cole Hamels (Phi – SP)
    9. Julio Borbón (Tex – OF)
    10. Ian Stewart (Col – 2B,3B)
    11. Matt Garza (TB – SP)
    12. Francisco Rodríguez (NYM – RP)
    13. Miguel Montero (Ari – C)
    14. Billy Wagner (Atl – RP)
    15. Jonathan Sánchez (SF – SP)
    16. Stephen Strasburg (Was – SP)
    17. Ryan Franklin (StL – RP)
    18. Ervin Santana (LAA – SP)
    19. Alcides Escobar (Mil – SS)
    20. Tim Hudson (Atl – SP)
    21. Octavio Dotel (Pit – RP)
    22. Mike González (Bal – RP)
    23. Scott Sizemore (Det – 2B

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: I don’t think Strasburg’s starting the year in the majors so I’d ease off him, especially at that draft spot. I do like your pitching staff a lot, especially the Hudson late pick. I do only count 185 homers thereabouts, so you’re gonna be light on power there.

  3. Back to Minors says:
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    does Clement have a fulltime gig in PIT?

  4. FredayCouples says:
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    I see a lot of talk about how many steals or homers one needs to be at the top of your league but that is never in the context of a H2H league. In a competitive H2H league with 1C, 1b, 2b, ss, 3b, 3of, 1 util, 2 SP, 2RP and 3P (all before bench spots) what would you aim for.

    I ask this because I always seem to punt steals. have you done a post in the past about this? I think others (okay I really just want an answer to my question) would find this interesting.

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Back to Minors: That’s the way they’re leaning, right now it’s not known yet. In the last round, it’s worth a flier to see if he gets it.

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @FredayCouples: H2H is a funny beast. You can punt things in H2H and win. I’m going to have a H2H strategy post next week.

  7. Bob says:
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    I love each and every “The Wire” reference.

  8. Roger says:
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    Where do you think Sean Rodriguez should be drafted (assuming he makes the team and has an everyday spot)? He’s killing the ball so far in the spring and seems to have pretty good numbers in the minors.

  9. Dingo says:
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    Why are you wearing sunglasses, little lamb? Hasn’t anybody told you not to look directly at the sun?

    Wait, what was that about Sean Marcum? I got distracted.

  10. Jason says:
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    I think “Bud Norris” sounds like a surfer’s name. Or the name of Chuck Norris’ favorite marijuana plant.

  11. Steve says:
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    @Grey: If there is an H2H hitting category you can punt or not worry so much about, it probably is steals.

  12. majortommy says:
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    Love Medlen, The didn’t make him the closer, they should of at least moved him to the rotation so he can have more fantasy value for me. Fantasy sports is a selfish game!

  13. Chicago Mike says:
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    Just finished a 12-team H2H draft over at Yahoo, 6th pick. Roster spots look like this: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL. It is a daily league so I went pitcher heavy so I could rotate a bunch of starters in to increase my W’s and K’s (no L’s Category). What do you think of this strategy?

    1. Prince Fielder (Mil – 1B)
    2. Matt Holliday (StL – OF)
    3. Ryan Zimmerman (Was – 3B)
    4. Derrek Lee (ChC – 1B)
    5. Adam Wainwright (StL – SP)
    6. Nelson Cruz (Tex – OF)
    7. Cole Hamels (Phi – SP)
    8. Wandy Rodríguez (Hou – SP)
    9. Hunter Pence (Hou – OF)
    10. Carlos Mármol (ChC – RP)
    11. David Aardsma (Sea – RP)
    12. José López (Sea – 1B,2B)
    13. Geovany Soto (ChC – C)
    14. Ted Lilly (ChC – SP)
    15. Ryan Franklin (StL – RP)
    16. Randy Wolf (Mil – SP)
    17. Nolan Reimold (Bal – OF)
    18. Alcides Escobar (Mil – SS)
    19. Johnny Cueto (Cin – SP)
    20. Ervin Santana (LAA – SP)
    21. Joe Blanton (Phi – SP)
    22. Ricky Romero (Tor – SP)
    23. Bronson Arroyo (Cin – SP)

  14. Stephen says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for mentioning Freese. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with him for (*Sleeper alert/disclaimer – don’t read any further if you want next weeks Minor League Report to be a surprise) my Minor League Review. You don’t have a sleeper post on him (not one i could find anyway). Plus he is assumed to the starting position if he can hold up during the next few weeks. PS – David Freese has the same upside as Josh Bell, or Bell = Freese. Something like that.

  15. DonSlaught'sOnslaught says:
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    @Jason: I think Bud Norris sounds like someone running for local office. “Bud Norris For Sheriff ’12″ in people’s lawns.

    I live in the Pittsburgh area and haven’t heard a lot of buzz one way or the other about Clement yet. Most stories are “Hey, isn’t Andrew McCutcheon awesome” and weird pieces about what random veterans like Brendan Donnelly think about being on such a young team.

  16. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    @Grey: Rank these catchers in terms of performance and playing time (I don’t want a catcher who MIGHT play.. I’m looking for at least 4 games per week)

    Clement, Saltalamacchia, Towles, Ruiz, Hernandez

    Thanks

  17. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Re: “I’m going to have a H2H strategy post next week.” Can’t friggin wait. First year of doing head 2 head. Already transferred your top 300 over to CBS’ rankings. AHHHHH is it draft day(s) yet?!

  18. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @FredayCouples: i don’t necessariuly punt steals, but i never take a sagnof (even one with good avg) in h2h. in my main keeper h2h league, i’ve had rollins for 4 years now, and but gives you above avg Rs, HRs, and RBIs from the SS position and more than the other sagnof guys. i’ll try to target guys that will give me nice power but give me 10-20 SBs too, like braun or arod or holliday or cruz, guys like that. you’d be surprised at how far picking up ~10 steals per player will get you.

  19. Elephant says:
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    Grey, what would you consider to be the best method for projecting playing time that doesn’t cost anything (to supplement CHONE projections for my points league)?

    I know you guys use BP depth charts, but I sort of refuse on principle to give that site any money, especially since there are so much better sites (like this one) that don’t charge anything.

  20. I am the liquor says:
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    @timSTi: Is there a way to put in grey’s rankings(or any rankings) in CBS without dragging each one individually? That seems very tedious.

  21. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Elephant: I’m with you on not paying anything. AB projections are at Fangraphs, but I’m not sure they’re anymore accurate. That’s why we pay for the BP AB projections. And honestly, I’m not sure it’s telling us much we don’t already know.

  22. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Thanks for the feedback on my draft.

    I figured since I was able to get Garza in the 11th, I could support the weight of having Strasburg (even if he doesn’t break camp) on my staff. I wish I could use a 20+ round pick on him but he’s literally ranked one spot after Sanchez (in the 190s), meaning other managers will spot him eventually.

    And no lie, the thought of trading him when he comes up like you mentioned in another post really is enticing.
    @FredayCouples:
    I’m not a H2H expert, but my advice would probably be to start the season with a SAGNOF guy on your squad, so you can at least have a shot at winning by large margins and separate yourself from the rest of the pack (or at least have a secure spot in the top 4). Basically, don’t punt any category. Then, when midseason rolls around, shop the SAGNOF dude to someone who seeks speed and upgrade your staff b/c (theoretically) you’d be able to play close games by then thanks in p[art to your built up lead!

  23. timSTi says:
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    @I am the liquor: If there is I’m going to bash my head through a wall cause I spent 3 hours walking down Tedious Lane.

  24. T-BZA says:
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    Outstanding Clay Davis reference. Props.

  25. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Btw, not sure if you were planning on including this in the H2H post, but a strategy to counter streamers would be awesome.

    I added QS this season to my league in order to counter this one guy who streams (and to have 6×6) but he thinks it helps him more than it hurts.

  26. GTS says:
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    Where’s the best place right now for depth charts including anticipated batting lineups?

  27. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Okay, maybe.

    @GTS: Not sure, I use ESPN (but they’re mostly outdated) and/or BP.

  28. GTS says:
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    @Grey: Forgot about BP – thanks!

  29. Zobmie says:
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    What does your crystal ball say about Cliff Pennington?

  30. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Eddy: in h2h, i fully believe weekly lineups is the only way to stop streamers. occasionally it sucks when you lose a guy on monday or tuesday, but 1 guys can easily be overcome offensively with a couple of guys have a hot week. but by setting weekly lineups you pretty much eliminate people streaming shaky starters all week to build up their counting stats. i know some h2h leagues also put a min/max on innings pitched per week to prevent streaming and to prevent someone loading up with a bunch of MRs/RPs with SP eligibility to try to just take the ratio stats and saves and maybe sneak out a couple of wins in the W column too.

  31. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: also, weekly lineups make you think long and hard about picking up and starting a guy when he has the royals on monday but then the yankees on saturday, knowing that if you want that start v. the royals, you are gonna be rolling the dice later in the week.

  32. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Zobmie: Chance of 20 steals and not much else.

  33. mrbaseball says:
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    Its not easy being Abraham Lincoln great great grand child

    Mike Lincoln gave up hits to seven of the 11 batters he faced before coming out of Friday’s game against the Indians. This is a worst beating than the south took in the The Battle of Gettysburg

  34. mrbaseball says:
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    value going up

    Carlos Zambrano pitched a pair of perfect innings

    Facing nothing but regulars, Justin Masterson pitched two scoreless innings

    Zack Greinke faced one batter over the minimum in three scoreless innings

    Brandon Morrow pitched a pair of hitless innings

    Ian Desmond delivered a grand slam as part of a six-RBI game

    John Ono Lannan will start for the Nationals on Opening Day, April 5.
    Imagine if I was the Nationals starting day pitcher

    value not going up

    David Purcey yielded three runs and seven hits in two innings – ha another bad outing from Purcey – I will not be drafting him in a 50 team league

  35. brad says:
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    This from AJ Mass’ analysis of ESPN’s AL-Only mock: “[without the steals] Sizemore could well be interchangeable with Jack Cust in 2010. Just saying.”

    First of all, AJ Mass took Ellsbury at number 2 in this draft, then says Sizemore = Jack Cust. Second, did it make anyone else shudder to read “Jack Cust” right next to “Just saying.”? Creeped me right out.

  36. Tony says:
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    @Grey: love the idea of a H2H strategy post grey…. like i mentioned in a post in the forum i read so much here and i know 80% if not more people are talking about roto, it begins to sway my opinions, in the end you just have to KNOW YOUR LEAGUE….

    @ThePoonTycoon: thats my normal strategy in H2H, take guys who can give you something in as many cats as possible, 5 cat offensive guys are GOLDEN…. since its week to week, LOW AVG guys can crush you in a week, because in general a guy batting .240, .250, .260 on the year is going to have GOD AWFUL weeks…. possibly MONTHS….

    @Eddy: you are talking like a roto guy! haha, “trade a guy midseason to upgrade in another area”…. i am all H2H then i get into this “RCL LEAGUE” last year and now my life is SEINFELD BIZZARO WORLD…. H2H is one of those things where you want to build a SOLID team, you want to compete in every cat, and you want to have guys who are traditionally ON FIRE in the second half and ESPECIALLY when its playoff time, aka TEX, HOWARD, etc…. those two guys can carry you in the playoffs if you have them….

    @Eddy: QS’s will help, in my 10×10 we added those and got rid of CG SHO’s which was semi retarded to start with… made SP much more valuable, you dont get tons of QS’s from waiver wire guys…..

    @ThePoonTycoon: thats right POON, i always love your handle, lol….. in my H2H league we have a MINIMUM innings needed….. 32 is ours…. its semi LOW, but good enough to the point you HAVE to have good sp’s, we also count BB’s and LOSSES, two more cats that if you stream, you’re effff’d…..

    weekly line ups are boring, we do daily, have that min innings limit and it basically lets owners employ their own strategy, you get your 32 innings in and you have great stats you BENCH your pitchers, but the other guy throws his 32 and his stats are BETTER then you have to throw ANOTHER SP to try and steal a couple cats back, day to day its worked great in our league to the point you’ll see guys going back and forth seeing what the other guys does, waitting for their “ace” to throw… etc. Sometimes one guys pitching just throws a sick week early and that owner benches and takes a ton of cats, but not very often…. again this has worked well in my 10×10 league….

    Im also drinking and posting so if anything seems repetative or jumbled that is why! who’s the guy who drinks when the name IAN STEWART is said? DRINK!?

    GO TRIBE

  37. Atomic says:
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    @timSTi: I too did the drag and drop on CBS with the Razzball top 300. I think it is the only way to make changes. I also did the same on Mock Draft Central. However, is there anyway to get your own custom ratings to show up in the mock drafts at either site? I haven’t been able to figure out how to get away from their site rankings. The ones at CBS are REALLY different from here. I just did a mock draft at CBS and it was like being in an alternate universe.

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @mrbaseball: Nice updates.

    @brad: Sizemore and Cust are about as analogous as whipped cream and mayonnaise.

  39. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Great site! First stumbled on it a year ago, early in the baseball season. Keep wondering if you make enough money to keep it going. I know, I know… it’s a labor of love. But, unless you enjoy Ramen Noodles, I hope you make some money it because I want you to keep it going. Tomorrow I’m going to buy you a Daquiri…

    By they way, you’re so damn witty I crack up when you miss the chance at humor. Your reply farther up these comments should have said “@Cheese: Hernandez, Ruiz, Salty, Clement and throw in the…”

  40. Eddy says:
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    @Tony:
    Haha, I definitely feel ya on the roto way of thinking. I discovered this site late December and since it’s geared towards roto, that’s the way I’ve been molded to think!

    And I agree on the fact that you gotta pick up guys who are the closest to 5 category contributors as you can. That’s Why i take guys like Werth (4 cat.) Grandy (4 cat.) and Pence (5 cat.) early on.

    Idk, I have a feeling I wont do amazing this year in my RCL because the whole IP limit has me worried quite a bit.

    Btw, my innings requirement is 21 IP. I think I may raise it a bit because no one had a problem reaching it last season. What’s the next “interval”? Suggestion?

    I know in H2H I usually just set my guys and leave it at that (unless it’s some horrific match up). Apparently for roto I’ll have to pick and choose carefully who i start, making me wonder if drafting 7 pitchers is wise.

    @ThePoonTycoon:
    I see where you’re coming from, but the thing is I get OBSESSED in the season man. As sad as it may be, I have a lot of free time and come baseball season I spend a lot of it on fantasy baseball. Plus, I want to feel more hands-on, especially with picks ups of FA who get called up etc etc.

    However, I can see if someone is in a league where people work normal day jobs/have children/ etc., a weekly lineup is more beneficial.

  41. mrbaseball says:
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    what are the top 5 must own rookies this year – that are added to be owned for the first time by yahoo or espn

  42. giantJJ says:
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    i’m sending grey a couple of dacqueries myself. i get more out of this site than the site i pay for. i’m willing to give a little back.

    i think i would draft sean rodriquez before desmond jennings. sean has a god chance to make the team out of spring training and may soon qualify in the middle infield. who knows if jennings will catch a break this year. the rays are stingy when it comes to the clock.

  43. PaulyOH says:
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    12-team NL-only, standard 5×5.

    We can keep 13. For my last spot, do I keep Seth Smith at $4, or trade him for Matt Lindstrom at $3? Smith I think has more chance to have value, but Lindstrom is boom or bust.

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @giantJJ: Yeah, you could be right about Sean-Rod.

    @PaulyOH: I’d prefer neither, but I’d take Lindstrom.

  45. PaulyOH says:
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    Or do I go deep sleeper route? I have Kris Medlen for $1. Remember….12-team NL-only.

  46. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @PaulyOH: Do you have to make this decision prior to finding out who’s closing in Houston? Cause I’d prefer the closer, but $3 for a setup man isn’t cute. I’d want Medlen if Lindstrom isn’t the closer.

  47. PaulyOH says:
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    Yeah, I’d have to make the trade decision early, because if Lindstrom is announced as the closer, that other owner won’t trade him for Smith. Right now, he will.

    I’m thinking of standing pat with Smith….but maybe I keep Medlen instead of Smith. Tough call.

  48. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    looking forward to the H2H post…what are the most important things to consider in terms of H2H vs Roto? From what I’ve gathered, it seems like SB guys are more valuable in roto?

  49. Tony says:
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    @Eddy: we do 32 in my league, and they were pushing for 40, but if you go too high it makes it so pitching strong which is DUMB…. honestly in roto i found real quick last yr its a totally diffrent ballgame, people who are enfatuated with names go down, i dealt Braun second half for two solid pieces and raked, braun had a down 2nd half and the guys i acquired really helped me move up… in H2H i dont see that happening, maybe but not as much as roto…. more than anything i’m really starting to appreciate roto, its a different beast that i like and want to get better at…..

    If you’re looking at an innings limit i’d set it somewhere inthe 30′s… its makes an owner have to throw 6 sp’s at least, you have to think most sp’s will get 6 innings, so 6×6 is 36, but then you have your few that go over and under…. 32 is a good # but maybe slightly under what it should/could be…

    by the way i love getting Pocket Q’s my first hand in a HUGE tourney and losing to a DONKEY who calls my all in with KQ preflop…..

    lol

  50. mc serch says:
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    @mrbaseball: thanks for the rundown Mr. B! Good stuff!

  51. Tony says:
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    FFFFF just began a post of a mock and f’d it up, FFFFFFFFFFF….. (basically i typed a buncha crap then it erased, now i realized its in my email!?)

    anyways, 12 teamer mock, drafting from the 12th spot:

    1. Ryan Howard (Phi – 1B)
    2. David Wright (NYM – 3B)
    3. Robinson Canó (NYY – 2B)
    4. Curtis Granderson (NYY – OF)
    5. Jon Lester (Bos – SP)
    6. Nick Markakis (Bal – OF)
    7. Clayton Kershaw (LAD – SP)
    8. Cole Hamels (Phi – SP)
    9. Gordon Beckham (CWS – 3B)
    10. Jay Bruce (Cin – OF)
    11. Carlos Quentin (CWS – OF)
    12. Miguel Montero (Ari – C)
    13. Huston Street (Col – RP)
    14. Brandon Webb (Ari – SP)
    15. Jonathan Sánchez (SF – SP)
    16. Chris Davis (Tex – 1B,3B)
    17. Everth Cabrera (SD – SS)
    18. Juan Pierre (CWS – OF)
    19. Matt Capps (Was – RP)
    20. Jason Heyward (Atl – OF)
    21. Kerry Wood (Cle – RP)
    22. Travis Snider (Tor – OF)
    23. Scott Sizemore (Det – 2B)

    is my pitching too strong or ? nothing is a slam dunk but i have alot of talent? too much power? not enogh speed?

  52. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tony: I don’t think Kershaw, Lester and Hamels are all necessary. Two of them, then a later SP like Baker would’ve been fine. You don’t have enough speed without Pierre stealing 50, which he could do but you really don’t want Pierre in your outfield. He’s a gaping hole for power. I do like the front side of your offense. Overall, I think it’s a contender. Not terrible by any means.

  53. Tony says:
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    @Grey: your comments are wonderful for a H2H league, “i think”…… its hard to say if hamels, kersh, and lester are neccessssary til we see them….. kershaw bombs, hamels isn’t what we think and maybe leste ris good/solid and i’ve got 1 good sp?…..

    i was drafting h2H and wright, grandy, beckham, evertht and pierre aren’t enough?

    hahah yes i guess when i look at what i just typed that IS NOT ENOUGH!

    and thats why i post and ask for comments….

  54. Tony says:
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    @Grey: h2h wise what do you think? roto wise what do you tink? drunk….

  55. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tony: I looked at it as if it was roto. If it’s H2H, then you’re fine on speed. I’d want less pitching than you have in H2H too though.

  56. Tony says:
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    @Grey: ya if anything all this ROTO influence has made me grab MORE pitching than i really need….

    AHHHHHHH gotta get back into my power offense mindset…

    roto = more pitching and balanced
    H2H = more power and offense then draft pitching….

  57. floridamach1 says:
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    C Kurt Suzuki
    1B Ryan Howard
    2B Brian Roberts
    3B Gordon Beckham
    SS Troy Tulowitzki
    2B/SS Scott Sizemore
    1B/3B Pablo Sandoval
    OF Grady Sizemore
    OF Curtis Granderson
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Alex Rios
    Bench Dexter Fowler
    Bench Garrett Jones
    Bench Jason Heyward
    Bench Colby Rasmus
    Bench Travis Snider
    Bench Sean Rodriguez
    P Chris Tillman
    SP Josh Johnson
    SP Clayton Kershaw
    SP Ubaldo Jimenez
    SP Wandy Rodriguez
    SP Mat Latos
    SP Justin Verlander
    RP Brian Wilson
    RP David Aardsma
    Bench Bud Norris
    Bench Madison Bumgarner

    10-team 5×5 with OPS instead of Avg. What do you think of my team? Just got Verlander and Sandoval for Davis, Coghlan and Hamels. Thinking about adding Freese or Masterson and dealing Roberts (concern about the back)

  58. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Is there a PEDS post in our future?
    Or should we just search for the 09 edition?

  59. Grey

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    @floridamach1: That’s a pretty deep 10 team league, but you have too many bench hitters. You should have about 290 homers on your team, I count about 200. You do have enough speed though. Also, your average might be a slight issue. Your pitching pretty stacked. Nice trade of Davis/Hamels/Coghlan.

    @Steve: It’s coming this week. Bunch of strategy posts.

  60. Czernobog says:
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    “then mock them relentlessly then when they drop them you pick them up. ”

    I want a non-strasburgian washington pitcher to actually be vaguely useful this year, just so he can be christened ‘The relentless mock’

  61. mc serch says:
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    @Tony: I actually think drafting from the 12th spot is the best draft position this year. You’ve assembled a pretty good team here but having both Cabrera and Pierre in your starting lineup may leave you vulnerable in some cats…you are also banking pretty heavily on guys like Bruce, Quentin, Davis and Montero, who all have question marks…love your top three pitchers, might have gone for someone more steady at the four slot before grabbing Sanchez for the fifth.

  62. mrbaseball says:
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    Quentin homers twice as White Sox beat Cubs – this is not good for my drafts coming up -

  63. Mark says:
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    Can’t wait for the H2H stuff Grey. Would love to compare ideas you have with others and my own.

    Good job, love the site. Love the photo you use, it’s resembles the guy who always in an America’s most wanted reenactment.

    All joking aside, would you consider Arod over Hanely Ram. at #2 in H2H. I think 3B is shallower that SS this season and since you can traditionally find speed at the SS position late in drafts.

    Curious Grey/Anyone: Wouldn’t it be better if fantasy leagues adopt a standard for OF’s? Say LF, CF, RF instead of just OF? Add more value, stops people from waiting in drafts for OF’s, and I think adds more strategy just because it’s more positions.

  64. Grey

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    @Mark: Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, but personally I like 5 OFs

  65. Rob says:
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    catching up all the blogs and getting ready for this season! What would Clement season projections be if he is able to handle 1b all season long.
    Thanks.

  66. Grey

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    @Rob: Eh average, 25 homers, bad Runs, decent RBIs.

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