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I suggest you grab a 3rd baseman before leaving the top 150.  Shoot, I suggest you get one before leaving the 2nd round, but those scenarios aren’t always possible.  So what what what what is the scenario if you miss out on one?  This list of guys that can be had later in your drafts.  Look at this as a supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen of 2011 fantasy baseball.  Where applicable, click on the players name to read more about them or to see their 2011 projections.  Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2011 fantasy baseball:

Jose Lopez – “Hahahahahahahaha… Whoaaaaaa.  Hahahahahahahaha… Seriously, dubya tee eff?!  Are you dropping a Mr. Winky, the emoticon, on me?!”  That was what my thirteen-year-old niece texted me when I told her Jose Lopez was the first deep sleeper if you start looking for a 3rd baseman after the top 150.  If you take nothing else away from this post, know you need a 3rd baseman earlier than the 12th round in 12 team drafts.  Also, you should probably infer that if you play with a corner infidel, you better have a 1st baseman slotted in there, as well.

Jhonny Peralta – When you see The Silent H make an appearance you just know this list smacks with excitement, right?

Chris Johnson – Here’s what I said in the top 20 3rd baseman post, “Honestly, I don’t fully buy into the Chris Johnson fanwagon.  He arrived with little fanfare last summer, because he was kinda whatever.  He struck out 91 times in 94 games last year and I think Johnson’s pretty numbers are a small sample size talking.  (That’s what she said!)  But he is in his prime and has upside.  It’s worth a flier if you’re back against the wall.”  And that’s me quoting me!

David Freese – I kinda like Freese the best on this list if you take into account his ADP, but you can’t own him in anything but deep mixed and/or NL-Only daily leagues.  He’s got a cankle issue and might not play more than 5 days a week.

Danny Valencia – Sounds like a star of a telenovela, right?  Danny Valencia, no cocina mi corazon! Valencia is a nice name to look at in AL-Only leagues.  If you’re drafting him in 12 team, mixed leagues, there’s a chance he will cook your heart.

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  1. Daniel says:
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    Hi Gray, first time poster, long time reader. I just had a mock draft and wanted to get your take on my results. Just wanted to get a take on whether I was going in the right direction. Especially with my utility spots.

    H2H, 12 team league. 5×6 scoring.

    1. Joey Votto (Cin – 1B)
    2. Ryan Zimmerman (Was – 3B)
    3. Andrew McCutchen (Pit – OF)
    4. Brandon Phillips (Cin – 2B)
    5. Hunter Pence (Hou – OF)
    6. Jay Bruce (Cin – OF)
    7. Yovani Gallardo (Mil – SP)
    8. Elvis Andrus (Tex – SS)
    9. Max Scherzer (Det – SP)
    10. Curtis Granderson (NYY – OF)
    11. Brett Anderson (Oak – SP)
    12. Mike Napoli (Tex – C,1B)
    13. Ted Lilly (LAD – SP)
    14. Jose Tabata (Pit – OF)
    15. John Axford (Mil – RP)
    16. Ricky Nolasco (Fla – SP)
    17. Edinson Vólquez (Cin – SP)
    18. Frank Francisco (Tor – RP)
    19. Logan Morrison (Fla – OF)
    20. Coco Crisp (Oak – OF)
    21. Omar Infante (Fla – 2B,3B,SS,OF)
    22. Scott Baker (Min – SP)
    23. Matt LaPorta (Cle – 1B,OF)

  2. Jason says:
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    @Daniel:

    Probably needed to grab another RP instead of Baker, but looks like a good team. Might have a WHIP problem too.

  3. SinisterKid says:
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    From last post comments-

    Grey,

    Ah yeah, sorry. Roto, 10 teams, 5 x 5 categories, but only 10 hitters (standard positions plus UTIL). This makes it so the hitters on the fringe of owned/FA, especially OF, are usually pretty ownable. It always seemed like Brad Hawpe was kinda the dividing line, bouncing between teams and waivers all season, but I’m not sure that applies anymore. What would your strategy be in this set up?

  4. Daniel says:
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    @Jason:

    Thanks. I’ll admit that the last 3 picks I had it on auto. I am steering clear of Baker this year and will take either a reliever or high upside SP with the last picks.

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Daniel: You went a tad too strong on pitching which forced you to take a few too many hitting flyers.

    @Jason: I did.

    @SinisterKid: That league is very shallow. You can just draft two #2 SPs and some later SPs and be fine.

  6. GTS says:
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    Would you rather keep Latos at $8 or Kinsler at $22? (H2H 10 team mixed 6×5 (w/ OBP) $260 auction league)

  7. Think your being a little hard on Freese, and his affliction. A solid run pre-injury last season and his upside’s got to be above the Rolen, Polanco, Headleys…no? Perhaps in an effort to move up your rankings Freese could don the old school stirrup socks on the outside and pull’em all the way. That should mask his cankle condition by creating the allusion of thinning of the leg between the calf and the ankle.

  8. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GTS: Latos

    @zombie: Hard on him? Aren’t I saying he’s my favorite guy here?

  9. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The Bakersfield Condors(minor league hockey) are hosting “Charlie Sheen Night” on Saturday, March 12th: fans who bring clean drug tests get free admission.

  10. Bobby says:
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    I’ve got Votto in a keeper league and the first pick. Do I take Pujols or Han-Ram? Almost all the top picks are available. Roto league, 6×6 (OPS and QS), uses CI, MI and Util. I’m also keeping Furcal.

  11. PepeSilvia says:
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    @Jason: holy god there are some horrible picks here. Prado in the 4th?! some guy taking M Young AND McGehee?! one team didn’t take a 2B at all (good luck with that) while another took SEVEN OFs and TWO 3Bs in his first 11 picks only to wind up with Latos as his ace and the Bartlett/Lowrie blahtoon at SS. another team’s rolling Alex Gonzalez out there at short. I only see maybe 2-3 teams besides Grey’s that don’t look like pure shit.

  12. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Does anyone have a draft order pick listing for a 12 team snake? For example, if you get pick 11 overall, your next pick is 14, then xxx, then xxx.

    I know I’ve seen one of these before but I can’t find anything now.

  13. Tony says:
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    @VinWins: wow thats awesome, tigers blood!

  14. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @SwaggerJackers: The last tab at the bottom (picks) shows 25 rounds/12 teams.

  15. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @Tony:Also 2-for-1 Tiger Blood snow cones

  16. NewBVick says:
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    Text your niece the straight faced “Why so serious?” face in reply to Lopez. ‘_’

  17. Bristol says:
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    Grey

    You had responded to my question for keepers on the earlier post. It is a 3 OF league with one UTIL spot. Below is the original post for reference. Would you still go Cargo, Zimmerman, Hamilton, Heyward and Liriano?

    Grey…

    I am in a 12 team keeper head to head points league. We get to keep players at draft postions for three years. This can lead to some really great bargains for the cost of a low draft pick. We can only keep five. In the past, around 20 to 25 pitchers are kept with the keepers (just to give you an idea of what will be left to draft from)

    Here are my keepers choices for this year and the round at which they can be kept in. Based on the information that I gave you in regards to the amount of pitchers kept, what players would you keep out of this list.

    Ryan Zimmerman 6th round
    Carlos Gonzalez 7th round
    Jason Heyward 8th round
    Jay Bruce 9th Round
    Nelson Cruz 11th Round
    Francisco Liriano 12th Round
    Josh Hamilton 19th Round
    Aaron Hill 20th Round
    Mat Latos 22nd Round

    Thanks in advance!!

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    @VinWins: that is nothing short of incredible.

  19. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    @Grey: Does Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones qualify for sleeper status? You left him out of the top 300 so figure you don’t think much of his chances to stay healthy. Still, unless the league was so deep that the barrell would be like Adam Rosales empty at third, I think I’d be tempted to give Chipper a try.

  20. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: I know you already responded to this in the other thread, but I wanted to re-ask just in case some of the commenters out there might have some insight.

    Wondering if anyone can answer this for me.

    I’m the Commish in a Yahoo league and this is the first time we’ve done an online draft (used to do in person, but people are now in different states). I’ve already got the keepers in the draft and set it up in accordance with our final results from 2010. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the draft time? Meaning, how long people have to pick. I’m pretty sure it’s defaulted to 90 seconds, but it’s a smaller league and people want some additional time.

    Thanks to anyone with some advice or help.

  21. Salty Balty says:
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    Why no love for Wigginton? Gonna see time all over the field (playing RF today) and the Rockies desperately need a right hand bat in their lineup. An injury/slow start for Helton, Stewart, or Smith and he is playing every day and probably hitting 5 or 6. Even without an injury/slow start from those players, I still see 450 ABs and home games at Coors. Also, has past success in the National League and 20+ HRs in 4 of the last 5 years. Am I trying to justify my own late round flyer . . . yes, but still. Not a very exciting pick, but I’d rather chew glass than have Peralta in my lineup.

  22. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Just to refer to the previous post for a sec, are you growing more wary of Tulo?

    I don’t this to sound like a “but Grey, you said… “, but we had an exchange last weekend in which you said you’d take Tulo with the 9th pick if Wright and Howard were gone.

    Still holding to that, or are you more likely to take Prince now? Not calling you out, just interested to see if your view has changed.

  23. Jon says:
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    VinWins

    Thanks for the spreadsheet in the previous post. I am doing a couple Yahoo leagues and it will come in handy. In my 12 team money league, I am in the fourth draft spot and I am just torn on who to pick. If Miggy drops then I will take him but after that I am lost – Longo, Votto maybe even Tulo??

    Looking at your spreadsheet, it looks like the general public is dealing with the same dilemma. Miggy has an ADP of 3.8 and then there is Tulo (5.13), Longo (6.25), Votto (6.63), Braun (8.31). Anywho, just wanted to say thanks for the data.

  24. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @OaktownSteve: I wouldn’t draft Glass Chipper with your team.

    @Salty Balty: He’s great when he’s starting and hitting. In most leagues, the first guy you drop is Wiggy.

    @Steve: I would take Tulo, I wouldn’t be super confident.

  25. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for clarifying. And I guess hoping for some Prince/Zimm/Tex on the way back?

    Means missing out on Kemp though, all things being equal.

  26. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    SO I’m currently watching Peavy pitch against the Angels. He has 2 Ks in 1.2 IP with a BB. The BB was to Abreu who got ahead 3-0, then 3-2, then a walk.

    Since then he has attacked the zone, but there are times he starts off guys with 2-0. He does, however, battle back.

    Like right now he started 2-0 against……., then got him 2-2, then 3-2 by missing way outside with a breaking ball, then got him to pop out.

    I just wish they would show how fast he’s pitching.

  27. Eddy says:
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    the periods were meant to fill in the name, but I didn’t recognize him. Must have been a minor leaguer. No hits allowed through 2 so far.

  28. mr baseball says:
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    Jesus Montero has become the sudden favorite to win the Yankees’ backup catching gig.
    Francisco Cervelli fouled a ball off his left foot in a spring game earlier this week and tests Friday revealed a fracture.

  29. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @VinWins: That’s what I’m looking for! Thanks Vin.

  30. Salty Balty says:
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    Just to kill a Friday afternoon, whadya think? 9×9 keeper, 3 OF, 2 UTIL, 1 C. Holds, losses, K/BB and QS. I punt saves (worked last year, but with a bullpen including Bard, Romo, Adams and Thornton).

    C – Soto
    1B – Pena
    2B – Cano
    SS – Tulo
    3B – Zimmerman
    CF – Granderson
    OF – Braun
    OF – Manny
    UTIL – A. Jones
    UTIL – Bourn

    BN – A. Torres, Wigginton, JD Drew

    SPs – Verlander, Scherzer, Chacin, Kennedy, Lackey, Bailey, Floyd
    BP – R. Madson, R. Betancourt, D. O’Day, S. Downs, Motte

    Be honest. You da man.

  31. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    @Grey: …but, but, but…2008.

    Oh nevermind. You burned me fair and square.

  32. Eddy says:
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    And Peavy is done for the day.

    2 IP, 2 Ks, 1 BB and no hits allowed. I think I can see spending around an 18th round pick for him.

    @mr baseball:

    Oh baby.

  33. Eddy says:
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    A little elaboration on mr.baseball’s comment, early estimates are that Cervelli will be out around 4 weeks. Though they assume that he’ll immediately get the job back once he’s ready to go.

    I don’t think Montero is still worth a pick, even in a keeper, right, Grey?

  34. uncdrew says:
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    Has anybody contacted Jhonny’s mommy and asked her if she or her husband were drunk when writing his name on the official “Here’s what my baby is named” form?

    Or maybe dislexic?

    I can’t believe we all just let this go unknown. Has a reporter ever asked him?

  35. uncdrew says:
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    @uncdrew:

    I looked it up for you. Turns out that…

    In an interview with the Santo Domingo Times on March 11, 2007, he claims that he is the only person named “Jhonny” with the name spelled correctly; all other “Johnnies” are misspelled.[3] He has refused to have it changed. The letter combinations “Jh” or “Gh” are sometimes used in the Spanish language to represent the English “J” sound, as the “J” in Spanish is normally pronounced as an English “H”.

  36. uncdrew says:
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    @uncdrew two:

    dork

  37. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    RE: the MDC central link with draft results

    Hey does Rob Gordon think HRs isn’t a category or something? Crawford, Mauer, Pedroia, Rollins, B Roberts, Austin Jackson are the bulk of the hitters he picked LOL

  38. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Not really a question here, but I noticed today that Dan Johnson has 3B eligibility in Yahoo, and is buried in their ranks. In a deep enough (AL-only or 16+ mixed) league with the right settings (for example, an OBP league, which is why I was looking for him), he could be a decent last-round flier if it looks like he’ll be getting the bulk of the 1B at-bats in Tampa. Of course, something would have to go drastically wrong for me to draft him, but I usually drink heavily during my drafts, so it could happen.

  39. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***So researching for NL-Only LABR draft this weekend, who do we like to start at 3rd for the Marlins — Matt Dominguez, Wes Helms, Greg Dobbs, Bonifacio or none of the above?

  40. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    I mean…that guy is supposed to be a PERT? CMON

  41. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    175 mph? Only?

    And Dominguez, Grey. He has started the last 3 of 4 games there. Though know he’s only there for his glove. He provides very little pop (think 10-15 HR with 60-70 RBI) and NO speed whatsoever. Only 1 SB in the minors.

    re: Montero– Snake draft? Is he worth drafting as your main catcher in one-catcher leagues?

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Seems like he might bat .230 too. re: Montero — No

  43. Tom says:
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    Keeper question:

    J’honny Peralta for a 12th rd pick or Milton Bradley for a 19th?

  44. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Yeah, I’m not too thrilled with Marlins woody for him.

    You don’t want aim a tad bit higher and aim for MMD?

    Is this to fill a CI spot or 3B?

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom: Blech… Peralta

    @Eddy: Oh, I don’t want him, but sometimes in these deep leagues you need a starter even if you don’t want him.

  46. Tom says:
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    You must not be up on your Milton Bradley news Grey. If anyone actually had such a decision I would hope they’d just give up.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom: Oh, you were joking? I didn’t get it.

  48. Curt says:
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    Better Keep for a keeper league?? Aroldis Chapman at round 16 or Kyle Drabek at round 23….14 team league(23 man-roster)

  49. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: I think it’ll be Dominguez. His glove is MLB ready. I kind of feel like he’ll be part of a core that will include Stanton and Sanchez and maybe Morrison, so they’re going to let those guys grow together at the MLB level. If it is Dominguez, he’s not going to hit much.

  50. Eddy says:
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    A last word on the Cervelli/Montero situation:

    “Even with Cervelli’s injury, Girardi said he’s not planning to use Posada at catcher. Posada is the DH, Girardi said.” This was via Jack Curry from YES.

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****More crowd sourcing — Who gets the most ABs in Cincy at SS? Does Cozart see 300 ABs? I know, Dusty likes vets and he’s got an unremarkable one there.

  52. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    In my 12 team league we keep one hitting keeper and one pitching keeper per team…between 7-10 teams are keeping closers.

    whats the earliest you would reach for a closer under these circumstances?

  53. VinWins

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    @Jon: You’re welcome.

    Personally, I would probably go with Longoria if Miggy was gone, but it would be hard to pass on Votto too.

  54. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    That one is tough. I think that all the ABs will be eaten up between Janish and Renteria. Though I think a Cincy fan is better suited to answer this question.

    Kind of off-topic: Who do you prefer for fantasy razzball at SS, Alexi Casilla or Paul Janish

  55. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: Unfortunately, there’s not just one blocker at SS there, there are two. I feel like Dusty has generally been pretty complimentary about Janish as a player. Plus he can play other positions, so he’ll likely be on the roster even if they do go with Renteria every day. Same in reverse if Janish keeps the job. They’ve been working our Renteria at second. Unless there’s an injury early in the season to one of the vets, hard to imagine there are a lot of leftover ABs.

    I actually think Janish will see the vast majority of time at ss for them.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @cashmoney: I’d a donkeycorn or two and a brain freeze. Whatever it takes to get one or three.

    @Eddy: Yeah, Dusty is reliably bad with vets. Casilla…

  57. Grey

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    @OaktownSteve: I think it’ll be Renteria but it comes down to no Cozart. I knew that I was hoping someone would jump in and lie to me so I could get excited about him.

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****Okay, over/under for Mather ABs — 250 ABs?

  59. Tele says:
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    @Grey: Drafted in a 12-team 5×5 roto last night and I’m in need of a second opinion on my starters:

    Gallardo
    Liriano
    Kuroda
    Kennedy
    Zambrano
    Vazquez

    I’m a little worried to be honest… thoughts? Thanks in advance. :)

  60. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tele: I’d be a little worried, but you can grab SPs off waivers in a 12 team league that are very helpful. You’ll be all right.

  61. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Seems about right. Though if you made me choose I’d say under, With Holliday, Rasmus and Berkman set to man the OF, even with an injury to Berkman, Jon Jay will most likely step in.

    Plus, Mather is 6-foot-4 and 215 lbs. TLR only likes players that are 5-foot-3 and 145 lbs and possess the intangible “scrappy” quality.

  62. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Was traded… He’s backing up Chipper, but Prado could step in.

  63. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Not traded, claimed.

  64. Smokey

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    @Grey: Janish to start the year, Renteria by June 1. Mather is under.

  65. Tele says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. :)

  66. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: I’ma say just over. A bunch of guys in Atlanta that seem like the nicked up type. Heyward probably only plays 140. McClouth, Schaffer have chronic stuff. If/When Larry Jones goes down, Prado moves back to the infield. Also, it looks like Mather is out of options so he’s got a good chance to break camp with them. Plus they’re giving him a look at 1st as well.

  67. Dean says:
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    Grey, I need some help ranking the following in a 5×5 w obp.

    Kemp
    McCutchen
    J Upton
    Heyward

  68. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Whoops!

  69. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Whoops!

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Smokey: Thanks!

    @OaktownSteve: Tend to agree. Give me back my brain!

    @Dean: Heyward, Upton, McCutchen…

  71. Grey

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    ****Who wins the 5th SP spot in Houston?

  72. Dean says:
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    @Grey: All 3 ahead of Kemp? I’m surprised.

  73. Grey

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    @Dean: It’s close to a toss up. Kemp’s OBP isn’t great.

  74. Mel says:
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    I am torn about what to do with my first 2 picks in my 12-team keeper league (keepers Upton, Upton, Heyward, Alvarez). I have picks 4 and 9, and think I probably will get two from this group:

    AGone,Howard,Zimm,Youk

    My keepers already have AVG problems. I don’t think AGone or Zimm will last to pick 9, but Howard and Youk might. I am tempted to pick one of the 1b at 4, then probably Youk at 9. Would it be stupid to hoard 3b? I could take Zimm (CI) and Youk (1b), be solid at the corners, and have trading partners lining up. Those two will hit plenty of HR with solid AVG/OBP (OBP is our other 6×6 cat)

    I worry about AGone’s shoulder and Howards further drain on AVG/OBP.
    Stupid?

    Thoughts??

  75. Grey

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    @Mel: I’d grab a 1st baseman and someone not listed, you shouldn’t hoard 3B. You do have average issues, something to keep in mind later.

  76. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: The most interesting answer to the Astros question is Jordan Lyles. Pitched pretty good against the mighty Yankees. I’d say otherwise it’s going to go to whoever pitches the best of the vets. I’m guessing Figueroa if it goes to a vet. I’m kind of thinking it’ll be Lyles though. Just a hunch.

  77. Grey

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    @OaktownSteve: I’m guessing Figueroa too. Don’t think we see Lyles until June 1st at the earliest.

  78. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    I think Nelson Figueroa over Rowland-Smith. The two scoreless innings he tossed against FLA yesterday helps as well.

  79. tourinct says:
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    @Grey: I just started a Scoresheet draft with Dominguez (minor league keeper) as my only 3rd baseman. I really feel the need to grab another early. Supposedly his glove is ready, but probably looking at .230/.280/.380. Not worth the gamble.
    While we are at it… Freese, Lopez, Mora or Blake for that position?

  80. Grey

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    @Eddy: Still probably up in the air, but I agree.

    @tourinct: Freese

  81. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    The winner of the LABR league gets what? (Massive) Bragging rights?

  82. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    And your draft is on Sunday, correct?

  83. Smokey

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    @Grey: Figueroa. Rowland-Smith you know what your getting. Lyles i think is a may 15th call up to start the clock later. Interesting guy for me is Aneury Rodriguez.

  84. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: You are probably right, but the Astros seem to have gone out of their way to keep saying he’s in the competition for the 5th spot. There’s the service time contract thing of course. On the other hand, Figueroa and Rowand-Smith and their rule 5 guys are very, very uninspiring. And the ‘stros have very little to be excited about anyway. It’s possible they let him win the job if he’s a guy they’d be eying to lock up longterm.

  85. Earl Battey says:
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    8 team league, how do you like these starters. . .

    Ubaldo
    Haren
    Gallardo
    Liriano
    Wandy
    Volquez

    Bench:
    Chacin
    Mateuz

    Pretty many Ks, but should I try to find a low WHIP guy?

  86. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Yeah

    @Eddy: Yup, in Arizona… Leave tomorrow morning.

    @Smokey: I was just looking at Aneurism.

    @OaktownSteve: I don’t know if the Astros operate in that way. They don’t seem to care if the fans are excited.

    @Earl Battey: Your team will be fine, there will be guys on waivers to help your WHIP.

  87. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: Excellent point.

    Good weekend. Crush it on Sunday.

  88. OaktownSteve

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    @Grey: Excellent point.

    Good weekend. Crush it on Sunday.

  89. Ben C says:
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    $7 mark reynolds or $1 ben zobrist?

  90. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Awesome. I just finished getting a 7-day trial for Sirius XM and downloaded the app on my iPhone solely for your draft. Can’t wait to hear ya’ guys on Sunday!

  91. Bangarang Rufio says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey,
    Can anyone shed any light on the closer situation in TB? Is Jake McGee going to be the donkeycorn of the year?

  92. Grey

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    @Bangarang Rufio: Maybe if he wins the job, my money’s on Farnsworth right now.

  93. Eddy says:
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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki limped off the field and out of the game after his fourth-inning at-bat in Thursday’s 7-5 loss to the Giants, the result of hitting himself in the right heel with the bat on a follow-through.

    Though it seems that if it doesn’t swell, everything should be all right.

  94. Grey

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    @Eddy: Yeah, saw that. Tulo injured is so shocking.

  95. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    No kidding. I have four drafts coming up in the next week, with the first two on Sunday. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly worried with the way guys are dropping this spring. With the exception of Wainwright and maybe Carpenter or Stanton, no one in my sights has gone down, but still, makes me a little edgy.

  96. Steve says:
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    Good to see a couple of old Razzball faves (Reimold, Fox) go deep for the O’s today.

  97. Something Really Swell says:
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    12 Team ESPN Mock, 5 OF 1 UT, Ninth Overall Pick
    Comments please, I think I drafted with clowns, or Charlie Sheen.

    1. Wright 3B
    2. Howard 1B
    3. Cruz OF
    4. McCutchen OF
    5. Pence OF
    6. Haren SP
    7. Liriano SP
    8. Drew SS
    9. Billingsley SP
    10. Marcum SP
    11. Valverde RP
    12. Sanchez SP
    13. Roberts 2B
    14. Perez RP
    15. Wieters C
    16. Tabata OF
    17. Nathan RP
    18. Volquez SP
    19. Raburn 2B/OF
    20. Borbon OF
    21. Lackey SP
    22. de la Rosa SP
    23. Aviles MI
    24. C. Jones CI
    25. League RP

  98. Salty Balty says:
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    14 teams

  99. KCC26 says:
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    @Grey/ Daniel:
    hey Grey—
    sorry, I know this is a bit of a late response/inquiry, but you said that Daniel (top of the thread) went a bit strong on pitching. I’m just looking at his team and seeing every offensive position save catcher filled in the first 10 picks. Who else could he have really drafted to make for a stronger offense while still being able to put together the type of staff that youve been recommending?

  100. Billy G says:
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    Grey,

    Not sure if you’ve answered this in other threads. My roto, head to head league uses OBP instead of AVG. Any thoughts on how that might impact your rankings? Thanks, love the site….

  101. Eddy says:
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    Kendry Morales says he’s most likely not going to be ready by opening day. Trumbo could get a look.

  102. Curt says:
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    Sale or CJ Wilson in a keeper league(14 teams)?—-both 14th round.

  103. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Don’t know if you’ll catch this comment.

    Besides Wainwright and Miggy, have there been any considerable changes to any of your rankings? It’s been a few weeks since I updated the excel sheet that has all your rankings, and with my first draft coming up Sunday, I want to be sure I’m up to date.

    If so, are all (positional rankings, top 100 and top 300) of them updated to reflect the changes?

    Thanks. I wish you guys the best of luck this weekend. Remember that no matter what happens, we’ll always be here to crack some Karabell jokes with you guys.

    Maybe I’ll call in Sunday evening and make fun of him if they allow me.

    Razzball represent!

  104. DrEasy says:
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    Is Edwin Encarnacion still qualified at 3B in any league, and if so, shouldn’t he be somewhere in the mix for guys to target late?

  105. Ray says:
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    Grey-when are you going to post the results of your LABR draft? good luck.

  106. xenocide says:
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    I love Youk maybe more than life itself plus a six pack but this guy is starting to show signs of the nagging injury over the last couple years. Is he becoming another Larry Jones? I’m in an auction league and am prepared to outbid everybody for his services.

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