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For the start of Spring Training, Rudy, Nick and I are heading to Arizona.  Road trip!  We leave today and return on Monday.  If Nick’s lucky, we won’t make him carry Rudy’s Excel spreadsheets.  We plan to take in a game or two, stand shoulder to shoulder and breath in the fresh, homophobic air of Arizona.  That cactus smells like hate!  Perhaps Rudy and I will walk into a bar hand-in-hand and see if we get kicked out.  Baseball, like a flower, blooms in the spring.  They also share equally effusive PR people.  Just the other day I read about how a petunia’s branches had gained 15 pounds and was in the best shape of its life.  Sure, it’s always good to look at spring training numbers to give you an idea what you can expect from guys during the season — can I draft Jedd Gyorko yet?!  Players in spring training are facing the top pitchers who are all displaying their best stuff.  No one needs time to get warmed up.  No one’s trying new pitches or getting a feel for the ball. They are at the height of their game in March.  In fact, I think someone should propose to Bud that the World Series could easily be played in March.  Yes, The March Classic.  I like how that sounds.  Since these spring training numbers mean so much, I decided to look at some players’ stats so far:

Michael Morse – Hit just hit another homer.  And another homer.  And another– Sorry, the record was skipping.  But so is Morse.  Around the bases, that is.  He leads all batters in the world with 9 homers, followed by Brandon Belt.  Both of them will probably hit 60 homers a piece this year that will then get an asterisk.  That asterisk will indicate that if they were on steroids, they would’ve had 85 homers.

Ezequiel Carrera – Ezequiel is no longer a name you yell out your window to your Amish neighbor for him to bring over the newly churned butter (see, he doesn’t have a phone); it’s a name you scream out for SAGNOF!  Ezequiel leads the league in steals.  I wonder if the league let him bring his horse-drawn carriage onto the field.  I wonder like this, hmm…

Josh Satin – Currently hitting .556.  That’s beautiful, is it velvet?  No, it’s Satin!

Paul Maholm – Leading the league with a 1.53 ERA in 29 1/3 IP.  No wonder my mouth does a ‘Homer drooling’ face when I say Maholm.

Phillip Humber – Don’t let his past history of being mediocre cloud your judgement.  He has a 1.73 ERA in 26 IP, and I’m thinking of changing my fantasy team name to, Phil Up My P Hole, but I worry I won’t be able to get into Arizona.

Now we get to grade everyone’s reading comprehension because these are LAST YEAR’S SPRING TRAINING STATS.  If someone can read everything but capped words, I apologize in advance if you draft Ezequiel Carrera.  I like to do this post every year because every year I get the same comments about how well a player is doing in the spring and if I’m going to change my ranking because of it.  Spring Training stats are a joke.  They mean nothing.  Let me say it again for emphasis, spring stats mean nothing.  Last year, Mike Morse hit 13 homers after nine in the spring.  Quite the showing!  In the regular season, Maholm took his sparkly spring ERA and showed us what it looked like in its inverse.  You should only be looking at who’s healthy, who’s winning position battles and who’s winning rotation spots.  The rest is meaningless.  Okay, so can I draft Gyorko now?!

  1. costaricanchata says:
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    nice vent .
    breathe easy .

  2. Weston Taylor says:
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    Dammit. I thought you were going to have some kind of super awesome spring training breakthrough. Foiled again.

  3. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    all kidding aside, there are a few important things I look for in spring training

    1) HEALTH – Dealing with an injury during spring training often doesn’t bode well for the regular season. Inversely, I like to see a decent performance from guys coming back from injury (Pujols) or surgery (E5).

    2) K/BB ratio – Equally goes for pitchers and hitters. Probably more important for pitchers. These are things that stabilize pretty quickly (70 PA/BF) so you should have a decent idea where guys are at in term of plate discipline/command.

    3) there is no three

    4) Velocity – Likewise, this also stabilizes very quickly. If guys are down a few miles an hour, I tend to avoid them. Loss of velocity often leads to injury. Likewise, its good to see some regained velocity (Moore?).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Health is tough because now is the time you can be cautious with a little strain, as this may help when it comes to arm issues for a pitcher may burn you over a little pull for a hitter, unless it’s that elusive oblique injury these kids are into today. When it comes to pitching I wouldnt fall in love too early with K/BB and velocity. Sometimes they are working on new pitches, correcting mechanics issuesm etc. Point being, no stat line will tell you that and then hopefully you catch where they bring it up.

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: I remember my buddy crowing about owning John Maine after his 2008 Spring: 33 K, 5 BBI, 1.53 ERA.

        He went 10-8 with ERA over 4 that year. I just wish I could still convince that guy that Spring stats mattered. I need to use one of those “create a fake web article” sites with a Matthew Berry byline.

        • The Prince Of Soul Glo says:
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          @de nachos: I hear Melky Cabrera has a guy that can do that for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Yup, health is important… I’d have to see some data on 2 and 4

  4. likewise says:
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    You had me googling spring stats for 10 minutes before i decided to read the entire article… if Morse had 9 homers by feb 28th in spring, id consider moving him up a few spots, what the heck.

    You also had me at hello.

  5. Justin says:
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    In Morse’s defense, he hit like 8 of those home runs before he got hurt, which we all know how arm injuries are. If someone like Taveras has a monster spring it means something right? That he may be on the club out of spring training… I agree though spring stats mean almost entirely nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: No, it doesn’t… Belt hit 8 homers last year in the spring…He barely doubled that in the next 6 months…

    • Jayson says:
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      @Justin:
      We all know what Safeco Field does to power numbers.
      Look at what Seager is doing at Safeco vs what Beltre did at Safeco… Pretty similar numbers.

  6. Natty Boh says:
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    When they say Grey Albright has great hands, I know exactly what they mean! Jonathan Scoop has homered in back to back O’s inter squad games. May sneak in as O’s 2nd baseman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: You make me wanna Schoop

  7. The Thumb says:
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    But Ryan Braun homered in his first at bat!!!

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @The Thumb: so did bautista :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: Oh, well, in that case…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: it’s just the jewce in him. Oy vey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Beastman: hahaha…

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Beastman: Just a hint, Arnold, try lookin’ in the closet.

        • Principle Blackman says:
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          @Beastman: It’s from the clip.

  8. c0wfunk says:
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    But what about !? That one counts, right!? ¡¿ Interrobang !?

    Nice post :) but seriously, look a puigs spring last year, that counts, right!? ;)

  9. Whatever says:
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    Grey going all commando on us. :-) Are you sure this post was not written by Terry Collins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: Terry Collins with Tony Bernazard standing over his shoulder

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Bernazard. What’s he doing now?
        Also, wasn’t he ousted during the Jerry Manuel days? I don’t recall him working with Collins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  10. Pete says:
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    Grey
    In a head to head league with OBP added to traditional 5 categories, rank Fielder, Cano, Braun, Harper. Thanks

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Pete: Flipflop Fielder and Cano (or don’t; they’re close enough) and you just did.

      • Pete says:
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        Cano ranked 19th on that list. Seattle gonna mess him up that bad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think Seattle’s gonna mess him up much at all…

  11. Truffle Shuffle says:
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    Hey Grey

    I need Amanda Hugginkiss…not really, but I do need pitching.

    16 team DEEP roto dynasty league, 5×5. A few names that are sitting in FA, J. Turner, E. Ramirez, W. Chen, N. Eovaldi.

    I would need to drop one of these prospects in order to add:
    Manny Banuelos
    Eric Jagielo
    Aaron Judge
    Jake Odorizzi
    Anthony Ranaudo
    Cory Spangenberg
    Trevor Story
    Henry Urrutia

    Thanks for your great work and any advice is really appreciated.

    • J!m Future says:
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      @Truffle Shuffle: Drop Urrutia, pick up Eovaldi

    • Heatcheck3 says:
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      @Truffle Shuffle: I would pick up Eovaldi and Erasmo and drop Urrutia and one other one… I would say Judge, mostly because the Yankees like their OFs to be much older.

      • Truffle Shuffle says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I thought this was a good place to post this question b/c I was afraid to drop Urrutia. He did put on 20lbs of muscle this winter if you didn’t hear!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I heard…

  12. I intend to get Belt and Braun on my teams. Maholm off to good start as well. Hmm? I better keep an eye on him as well. Thx for the update here. Only 30 days away from season!!!!

  13. Wake Up says:
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    Hmmmmmm…that’s strange, Humbers usually empty out my p hole…

  14. Marti says:
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    Hi guys…got two extra tickets to cubs d backs for Saturday night..it may rain…let me know if u want I can leave at will call…they are behind home plate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: For reals?

      • Marti says:
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        If you want them let me know

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, let me ask Rudy tonight when I see him in Arizona… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Hey, hope it’s not too late, but love if you could leave tickets for us at will call… Am emailing the email address you put into the site too…

      • Marti says:
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        Dropping my kid off at a b day party at 5…will drop off at will call after that…it is supposed to rain so game may not happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s cool, don’t bother now… At A’s game… Thanks!

      • Marti says:
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        I have 2 in section 210 infield reserve still nice tickets..gave away other tickets

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re actually already at the A’s game… Thanks though, appreciate it!

  15. Tony Starks says:
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    Hello Grey (and the rest of the Razzball team), just wanted to say thank you. It’s a great feeling knowing that when I get to work in the morning and want to do anything BUT work that there is consistent new content on the Razzball site. For the record I have donated before and plan to do so again, but my terms for donating is that you don’t get too popular lol . Razzball is like a hidden gem that will hopefully NOT go too mainstream and my opponents in all my other leagues won’t know about it. I would hate to loathe your site like I do ESPN. For the record they officially lost me back in 2011 when they gave the ESPY for best sports play to the US Women’s soccer team and I’m pretty sure they did so only because they were going to be airing the championship game a few days later. I felt violated because of the fact they deceived their viewers just so they can try to draw in better ratings. I mean you’re gonna tell me that a header to win a quarterfinal game was better than a BEASTMODE TD run to win a game where he ran over and thru almost every single player on the Saints DEF or a D-Jax punt return for a TD to win? Heck, even the Wayne Rooney bicycle kick was better. Vent over

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Tony Starks: I just noticed that you can see her cookie monster…

      • Tony Starks says:
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        @Wake Up: Hah! Forgot that was my avatar pic. My stupid work has the avatars blocked for some reason

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Tony Starks:

      I feel your pain and agree totally about keeping this site a secret, lol…Ive been preaching that for awhile now. Every year though, more and more prople in my leagues are catching on to this site..not good!

  16. Matt B says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you keep at #5 and which direction would you go for #6 & #7?
    12 team dynasty, weekly h2h 1 win, 5×5 (OBP instead of avg)
    C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OFx3, Util, SPx4, RPx2

    1. SP Kershaw (then waiting on pitching)
    2. OF1 G Stanton .365/80/35/85/5 (nice boost in OBP league)
    3. SS H Ramirez .355/85/23/85/20
    4. C C Santana .375/80/23/85/4 (big boost in OBP leagues)
    5. ? Keep Util Big Papi .390/85/26/90/2 or 3B R Zimmerman .350/80/23/85/5

    For #6 & #7: I’ve got 2 early picks so if I keep Big Papi I can likely grab Zimmerman or J Donaldson for 3B, then be able to get fill 1B w/ Hosmer or Abreu.
    If I keep Zimmerman, I will still fill 1B and can then go OF2 (C Gomez .320/75/20/65/35; H Pence .330/90/23/95/15; A Gordon .345/90/20/80/12; J Werth .370/75/22/80/10). Thanks!

    • Joe says:
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      @Matt B: I would keep Papi over Zimm, then not draft Zimm or Donaldson and take Gomez and Gordon/Hosmer, depending on preference. Papi could break down at any moment, but I would feel pretty confident in 25 dongs and a good OBP. If this were AVG, I wouldn’t go Papi.

      In a head to head league, I would rather take a couple of players who can contribute in all 5 categories so that you don’t need to waste picks on speed specialists. Hosmer, Gordon and, especially, Gomez all fit this role.

      I avoid Zimm because he likes to be hurt and do all his hitting in a 3 week span. Fine for roto, killer for H2H. If you’re into Donaldson, I guess you could make that pick, but I don’t buy into him, either. I bet you can find a more than serviceable third baseman much later because you don’t have a CI position that drives up the value of bad third basemen.

      Good luck.

      • Matt B says:
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        @Joe: Thanks for the feedback. Already off the board at 3B are: Cabrera, Longoria, Beltre, Wright, Alvarez, Gyorko, Machado, (Bogaerts & Donaldson may get kept will know shortly). Off the board at 1B are: Goldschmidt, Votto, Fielder, C Davis, Encarnacion, Pujols, Freeman, Rizzo, Trumbo, A Gonzalez.
        I’m not crazy about many of the remaining 3B options for a 12 teamer. My fingers are definitely crossed that Hosmer falls to me, although there are only 3 of us w/o a keeper 1B and I’m picking second. However it looks like OBP might neutralize a little of his value but he’s good for H2H like you mentioned. I would be nervous if I don’t have 1B or 3B in my 7 keepers. I think all 4 of the OF2 options can be multi-cat contributors.

        • Joe says:
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          @Matt B: I hear ya. It takes a tough stomach to ride with lower ranked 3b. A thought may be to keep Zimm and let Santana go. OBP makes enough of a difference that I’m not sure how attractive or unattractive the other catchers become. I’m also too lazy to look.

          I like Hosmer as the choice there with one of those OF. His 12-16 steals give you a nice boost from 1B in a head to head, plus everything else there is to like about him.

          Pence and Werth could produce across the board for you as well, but Werth is always hurt, which hurts more in head to head than roto. With Pence, you need to go back to 2010 to find the last time he even topped 10 steals. I buy Pence for 20 home runs, but wouldn’t be surprised in the least to see him barely reach 10 steals. I haven’t seen anyone point out a good reason as to why Pence all of a sudden found his running legs again and why it will continue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt B: Zimmerman… Gomez, Gordon

  17. Wake Up says:
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    Ezequiel Carrera did go on to steal 43 bases last year…and grow zero mustaches…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: But one long beard?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: But a triple A rated beard!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Except his triple A shows up in a horse drawn carriage which makes towing a Carrera difficult…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Awesome!

  18. Cole says:
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    I saw where Aramis Ramirez got the Grand Slam at the Scottsdale Denny’s. He’s moving up my draft board!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole: HA! Awesome

  19. Baggiejohn says:
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    So, I followed the meisterplan on my Draft last night, working on 2 or 3 target Players for each round, 10-Team Roto League, 6 x 6 scoring (Walks and Holds).

    C Ramos (208)
    1B Fielder (13)
    2B Hill (113)
    3B Donaldson (88)
    SS Segura (48)
    OF Jones (8)
    OF Bruce (33)
    OF Bautista (28)
    UT Pujols (53)
    UT Myers (68)
    UT Andrus (108)

    BN Gyorko (128)

    SP Cobb (73)
    SP Teheran (93)
    SP Salazar (133)
    RP Cishek (148)
    RP Rodney (153)
    P CJ Wilson (188)
    P Masterson (168)
    P Corbin (173)
    P Nate Jones (193)

    BN McGee (213) Brian Wilson (228) Ryan Cook (233) Porcello (248)

    Best Draft ever, in terms of players falling where I wanted them. Felt so easy, knowing what I wanted and what I didn’t.

    Whether it’s a winning Team or not, I’m happy going to war with that line-up. Thanks so much, Grey, for all your help and good advice.

    • Joe says:
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      @Baggiejohn: not sure what everyone else looks like, but your offense should be pretty dominant, if slightly lite in speed. You already know your pitching isn’t stellar, but you’ve definitely targeted some of the nice upside names. Even, if the upside doesn’t pan out, in a league this shallow, you’ll find plenty of help on the wire. Plus you should be able to move a bat, once you’ve announced your presence with authority.

      I’m no Grey or Rudy, but I’d go to war with this team as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baggiejohn: No problem.. You do look a tad light on steals… Not a major issue, but still…

  20. Wake Up says:
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    You gotta protect me from this league that you have got me entangled in…these rabid African-American Wild Dogs have already consumed two of the other owners!
    Lycaon pictus A apparently has stumbled into a real bad batch of Special K and is now trying to subconsciously convince one of us to clean his kitchen…Arizona-style…
    The Oakish one will only refer to himself in the third person, mid-spreadsheet…and the climber is getting restless…
    So blow your whistle freight train…I’m holed up somewhere outside of West Wendover with a half a box of fruit loops and a shattered Joan Baez record that I’m shoving under my fingernails…this reminds me…Prez has the perfect song for you…for your roadie…

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Wake Up: This is pretty much what I thought the movie White Dog would be about. Boy, was I wrong!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: I think it has turned into a hazing ritual and oaktown’s own personal coup d’état of sorts. We eat our children and mill our own wheat in the land of milk and hominy

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: I was just having some fun…my take is that he was just trying to help sort-out the clusterfuck…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: I usually have no idea what you’re writing about, I just laugh and hope no one notices the confusion on my face

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: Haha…thanks?

            • Prez!! says:
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              @Wake Up: haha “thanksss… :/”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Prez can sing to me any time…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It’s not pretty

      • Prez!! says:
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        @Grey: “OPPAN GANGNAM STYLE!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Riding an imaginary horse all the way to Arizona!

          • Prez!! says:
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            @Grey: im straight enough AND white enough!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’d still never make it, Prez!!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: and by straight he means as long as they look like a woman but doesn’t have to be one…ala Brooke

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Brooke!

  21. Jay

    Jay says:
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    I’m not white enough to travel to Arizona.

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Jay: Me neither. Az and Florida are off limits.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jay: me neither *weeps at postcard from the Grand Canyon*

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      The real question is, who among us is straight enough to travel to AZ?

    • Big Al says:
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      @Jay: Get a cowboy hat and down load some country western into your phone and practice your ” Looka Here ” redneck phases.

  22. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you trade $4 Shelby Miller and $4 Billy Hamilton for a $7 Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Sure

    • Beastman says:
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      @Eric: Make that trade NOW! Wish someone would give me a $7 EE…

  23. Danula says:
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    In a keep forever league, could you rank Taveras, Avisail, Yelich and Springer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Danula: Springer, Avisail…

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Springer and Avisail over Taveras. Has Taveras really fallen so far. Just a year ago, he was being touted as the next big thing. Or at least the closest thing to being the next big thing.

        I’ve asked this before, but will ask again. I can keep one of the following in my minor league spot in my H2H points league: Taveras, Buxton, Sano or Springer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like them all… I’d take Springer for now…

          • malamoney says:
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            @Grey: You think he has a bigger fantasy impact this season? And any change he makes the team out of Spring Training?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think he has about a 25% chance of making out of spring… I think he makes a much bigger impact this year…

  24. Chin Music says:
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    Although if you bought into Julio Teheran’s spring last year, you did get a pretty good return on the season. And a few years ago, before he got called up, Max Scherzer destroyed the Arizona Fall League. So, I’ll definitely be interested in what Kris Bryant this Spring.

    • NowIKnowWhyCramHatesYou says:
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      @Chin Music: Agreed. I moved four late round pitchers up a buck or two in last year’s draft based on their spring: Teheran, Lester, Buchholz, and Miller. Scored on all four of them as a result.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chin Music: Sure, you can find one guy every five guys in hindsight…

      • Chin Music says:
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        @Grey: Don’t get me wrong, I totally agree with your post. I just think that maybe with some of the young guys on the fast track, how they look in the Spring might give you an early indication of whether they are ready to succeed in MLB. Believe me, I didn’t put much stock in Morse’s 9 HRS last spring, either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be for young guys… Then again, Aaron Hicks hit .371 last year

  25. JDW says:
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    I agree about Spring stats, but I still can’t resist taking a late flier each year on one guy with a huge spring. It’s my treat…to myself.

    It seldom works out. But the year I took Jose Bautista in every league I was in with my last pick because he was having a HUGE spring (2010) really paid off. Getting 54 homers from the last pick gave me a top three finish in every league that year. No, never heard of the guy before that spring. It was no intuition. It was sheer numbers. And luck. So, sometimes, give that great spring guy a shot and he’ll give you a HUGE spring too. Take THAT into some bar in Arizona while holding hands.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDW: HA… I can’t deny you your treats to yourself…

    • Blue says:
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      @JDW: Fine for a 15th Round flyer. Not fine for a 4th Round pick.

  26. Cram It says:
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    What’s this Steamer Projections machine? Is it like the equivalent of the computer polls in the BCS vs the human (you) poll? If you were a dude not named Grey who just visited this site today for a cheat sheet for his auction draft, would you use Greys top 400 rankings, the Steamer, or try to gauge something in between?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I’d look at both, but I’d have mine front and center, cause they’re mine…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: You arrogant son of a….;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  27. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Funny post Grey. Reminds me of a 7th grade math teacher I had many moons ago.

    She gives us a big test one day. At the top it says “make sure to read all directions before beginning this test”. The directions were rather long so every kid in class just jumped into the test to get it over with. Took almost an hour. The last sentence of the directions said “you do not have to take this test, simply bring it to me for a passing grade”.

    Thanks for reminding me of that dirty bitch :) Baseball needs to start!! I can’t take the anticipation any longer!

    • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Happened to me once. I smelled a rat and was the only one to turn it in blank.

      Hilarious to have to sit there quiet as everyone else failed the test around me.

  28. buddyglass says:
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    While I don’t necessarily disagree with your overall point (i.e. that spring stats aren’t a great predictor of regular season performance) it isn’t enough to just single out a handful of guys with great springs and not-so-great regular seasons. Unless the only point you’re making is that “a great spring doesn’t necessarily translate into a great regular season”.

    For instance, I could probably identify four or five guys who had great springs and then overperformed during the regular season. Would that prove the opposite, i.e. that spring stats are super-meaningful? Not really.

    We’d need to look at all the guys who performed significantly above expectations during spring (and those who performed significantly below expectations) and see if the first group over-performs (by an amount that is statistically significant) during the regular season and/or the second group under-performs (by an amount that is statistically significant).

    Even if a relationship were shown between a particularly strong (or weak) spring performance and a player’s regular season performance there would still be outliers, so you’d still be able to cherry pick some guys who buck the trend.

    • buddyglass says:
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      In the “over-performed during both spring and the regular season season” category for 2013: Domonic Brown, Jason Castro, Evan Gattis, Julio Teheran, Alex Cobb, Hyun-Jin Ryu.

    • Furious says:
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      @buddyglass: On the whole, players are who they are and 30 spring games doesn’t change that.

      • buddyglass says:
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        Unless they aren’t who they are. Maybe there’s a hidden injury? Maybe their spring performance was enough to win them a starting job, etc.

        But yeah, I agree- 30 games is a small sample size, so, barring situations of injury and players winning P.T. that otherwise wasn’t expected to be theirs, we shouldn’t put too much importance on them.

        That doesn’t mean you can completely ignore them, though. 30 games is still 30 games. If a guy who was expected to bat 0.300 goes 0.225 over 30 games that’s not super surprising. If he goes 0.050 over 30 games that might be worrisome. If he goes 0.600 over 30 games that might indicate a fundamental improvement in the sort of player he is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not 30 games… It’s intrasquad games, games that don’t mean anything, games where pitchers are just trying out pitches, games where batters are working on fielding…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @buddyglass: A great spring doesn’t indicate anything… Pitchers and hitters are simply getting up to speed…

  29. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    Now for a public service announcement. The keeper league I run is currently midway through it’s annual slow draft and we’ve had a manager resign. Sigh. Anyway, we need another manager to play in this FREE 12-team H2H league. It’s a fun league and quite competitive…there are a handful of razzballers in there already. It’s a 6X6 league that counts R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB and BB for batters, and QS, SV, HLD, K, ERA and WHIP for pitchers. I’m not going to go into the details apart from that, but some highlights from the available team include Mr. Trout, A. Jones, M. Carpernter, Freeman, Price, Greinke, Holland, and others. Please let me know if you are interested ASAP, as the draft awaits your pick, lol! The slow draft this early in the year always does a world of good preparing me for my other drafts later in the season because the slow draft allows you to really analyze each pick. Anyway, shoot me an email if you’d like more information.

    takecareofyourshoes@gmail.com

    League message board:

    http://rwkeeper.proboards.com/

    Cheers all!

    And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

    RIV

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @RandomItalicizedVoice: If it lends any sort of credence to anything, I’m in this league and it’s as fun and well run a league as I’ve been in. Here’s hoping we can add another solid Razzball manager to the fold.

      • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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        @A Hill O’ Beans:

        thanks Brian!

        A new owner has been found and so this offer is closed.

  30. Clint says:
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    I’ve discovered Nando Di Fino’s “player to be hyped until I have to admit defeat in August:” Leonys Martin. During a 2 part podcast about outfielder rankings, I think he mentioned the guy every time he was asked about any player he liked, be it sleeper, unexpected riser, or breakout performer. In fact, when asked what his first born’s name was going to be, he replied emphatically “Leonys Martin Di Fino.” It’s almost 2013 Dan Strailly-esque.

    • JDW says:
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      @Clint: Nando’d also apply for the position of Jedd Gyorko’s pool boy if the job came open. He’d even where the brown and white three quarter sleeved T-shirt with a “Gyorko’s Little Gyorker” iron-on across the chest. In cooper black font, of course.

      Kinda in line with this thread about Spring training stats, few people were paying attention to the awful winter ball that both Leonys AND Profar played. You’d think in lesser competition they would have had a chance to shine. They both sucked. That has tempered my expectations for both – bad winter ball. A strong spring for one of those guys might turn me around a bit.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hear ye but Leonys was fine already in the majors…

  31. Hawk says:
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    Prince Fielder hit a homer yesterday. Should I move him up in the rankings????

    (That’s a joke, obviously. Neither of us is strong enough to move Prince)

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Hawk: haha

    • Clint says:
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      @Hawk:

      Mitch Moreland had an RBI in the same game so shouldn’t he be right behind Fielder in the 1B rankings now?

  32. Greyismyhero says:
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    Hey Grey and Ballers of Razz, I had my first draft of season…Looking for some input..I’m the guy that has the upside disease so I tried my best controlling myself…12 teamer, standard cats, H2H…2nd pick…Any opinions/suggestions are welcomed…Thanks.

    C- Jonathan Lucroy (191)
    1- Mark Trumbo (71)
    2- Jedd Gyorko (119)
    3- Miguel Cabrera (2)
    SS- Jurickson Profar (170)
    OF- Yasiel Puig (23)
    OF- José Bautista (26)
    OF- Wil Myers (47)
    UTIL Starling Marte (50)
    UTIL Anthony Rizzo (95)

    BN: Avisail García (218)
    BN: Brad Miller (242)
    BN: Peter Bourjos (263)

    SP: Alex Cobb (74)
    Julio Teherán (98)
    Danny Salazar (122)
    Sonny Gray (143)
    Justin Masterson (167)
    Zack Wheeler (215)

    BN: Corey Kluber (239)
    BN: Rick Porcello (266)

    RP: Ernesto Frieri (146)
    Nate Jones (194)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Looks like a Razzball team! You’re fine

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Cram It: LOL thanks Cram…I’m kinda worried about pitching a little and I don’t trust Profar at SS. So, in your opinion this team doesn’t have too much upside? Thanks

        • Cram It says:
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          @Greyismyhero: Oh it has upside. A little too much IMO. A lot of econd year guys you’re riding on.

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Looks like a strong team. I would maybe ditch one of those bench bats for a streaming spot or an extra RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I like the team… It is a shallow hitting team, so you’re gonna need to battle all year, but you should be competitive…

  33. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Don’t walk hand-in-hand into a bar. Walk hand-in-hand into extinction. One last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.

  34. Monkey Shines says:
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    Keeper Question:

    NL Only
    10 teams
    Standard 5 x 5 format
    4 keepers max
    $200 draft budget
    20% salary increase per year, no keeper year limits
    21 roster spots (16 starters, 5 bench)
    Keeper salary provided in parentheses

    I’m already keeping Gyorko, Desmond and Fernandez, all at $8. Which player would you keep in the 4th keeper slot?

    A. Rizzo (8)
    S. Marte (16)
    O. Taveras (8)
    S. Miller (14)
    Z. Wheeler (6)

  35. robdouth says:
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    Maybe you haven’t heard but the bill was vetoed, and it was only to protect religious business owners from the increasing fad of frivolous lawsuits if disagree with gay marriage like the baker in Washington. Either way, hopefully you get a more accurate picture of the people of Arizona than what the media is portraying right now.

    AZ is the best place to take in Spring training or Winter ball game. People are midwest friendly and as long as you don’t go into the Chase field, the fans for spring games are really knowledgable. We are heading to the Dbacks vs. Rockies today for a work outing. It’s a tradition amongst businesses here in the valley to let the workers get a day in the spring to soak up the sun and watch some good baseball, or the Cubs.

    • robdouth says:
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      @robdouth: Unfortunately the idiots in the state congress wrote the bill so broadly that it would have caused more problems than the one specific problem they wanted to solve.

      They made it to where you could have discriminated against a gay employee, or not been able to fire an employee who discriminated on their own. The bill was a mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @robdouth: Yeah, just playing around… Rudy and I went a previous year and had fun… Headed back…

      • robdouth says:
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        You have to take a game in at the new Cubs stadium. It looks like they did a really good job with it and I plan to hit that one up this spring. That and Salt River where the Dbacks and Rockies play are the best places to go and in nice areas (Mesa and Scottsdale respectively).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Went to Salt River last time… Was nice… Plus I got to see Stubbs diss Rudy…

          • robdouth says:
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            @Grey: that sounds like the beginning or ending of an epic story. If I were Rudy, I would have just responded: “Whatever Waiver Wire.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • I gave Stubbs the hook ‘em horns signal (he’s a Texas alum) and nothing. Blasphemy!

  36. Curt is Grander, Son says:
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    Looking for keeper help por favor!

    Need to choose 5 in a 13-team points league. 25 round snake draft.
    Leaning towards guys in bold:

    Cespedes (8th)
    Marte (14th)
    Altuve (19th)
    Ryu (20th)
    Robertson (21st)
    Jo. Fernandez (25th)
    Av. Garcia (25th)
    Castellanos (25th)
    K. Davis (25th)
    Cingrani (25th)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt is Grander, Son: Those top four work for me, but I’d go Garcia over Cingrani… Keeping 3 pitchers is too much…

      • Curt is Grander, Son says:
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        @Grey: Ahh yeah, Garcia was actually a guy I was looking at as well. Thanks, Grey.

        • Justin says:
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          @Curt is Grander, Son: Watching Garcia play in a spring training game yesterday , his approach at the plate looks VERY SIMILAR to MIggy. The stance, his hands all of it. That honestly made me think differently of him.

  37. Blue says:
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    How To Apply Spring Training Stats To Fantasy:

    Batter Ranking = n[.23xAVG + .11xR + .14xRBI + .54xHR + .09xSB]
    Pitcher Ranking = n[.11xERA + .20xWHIP + .65xK + .03xW + .15xS]

    Where n = 0

    • malamoney says:
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      @Blue: Awesome! Second best formula after the Pythagorean Theorum

  38. T says:
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    Grey – keep 3, 12 team, 5×5, roto, 1 catcher:
    Rizzo (6th round)
    Hosmer (8th round)
    McCann (12th round)
    Perkins (14th round)
    Cobb (16th round)
    Dom Brown (21st round)
    Kluber (21st round)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb, Brown, Hosmer

  39. Night Cheese says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Would love some keeper help!
    12 team mixed, 5X5 OBP CBS league (1 C, 5 OF) can keep between 5 and 7 players. I usually do a bit of stars and scrubs because of the league being shallow but am flexible.

    Kipnis $16
    Rizzo $10
    Minor $6
    K. Jansen $8
    Cuddyer $7
    M. Cabrera $55 (Trout, Davis, Golds., Encar., Beltre are kept cheap, could be high top-end inflation)
    E. Cabrera $9
    McCann $10
    C.. Lee $29
    P. Alvarez $10
    Lowrie $6
    Moss $10
    Medlen $13
    Estrada $10
    Kluber $10
    Romo $13
    D. Holland $6 (darn hillbilly!)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Kipnis, Alvarez, Minor, Jansen, Everth… Make sure you draft heavy for OBP…

      • Night Cheese says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! With Rizzo and Alvarez, would you be concerned having 2 of the 4 1B/3B/CI/UT spots locked up when looking to bid on some of the top 1B/3B options?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I would be concerned, but you can put your resources elsewhere

  40. stumanji says:
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    GREY! I’m getting a late start on fantasy beisbol this season. Real life is getting in the way of being a fantasy baseballer (<–your mom's term). Any the hoo, I need to pick my 5 keepers in my 10 team H2H brandon league ASAP. Categories are R, HR, Total Bases, RBI, SB, OPS, IP, K, QS, SV, ERA, WHIP.

    Player along with their 2014 draft price (keeper price is 120% of previous year's)
    Locks:
    Puig 3
    Goldy 16
    Hanley 13

    PICK 2!!!:
    Aaron Hill 5
    Headley 3
    Rizzo 4
    Fowler 5
    Gio 12
    Medlen 4
    Cole 3
    Homer Bailey 3

    Thanks, man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You still have plenty of time… Cole, Rizzo

  41. matt says:
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    Jameis Winston tossed a no hitter yesterday. ..it was against the Astros so it doesn’t count :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jameis Winston? Wasn’t that the dad in Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: No you’re thinking ofShredder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh? Missing context cause on my phone…

          • stumanji says:
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            @Grey: Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince was the voice of Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah! My bad, didn’t connect it…

  42. Yescheese says:
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    You are too funny Grey!

    Keeper question for you (it’s that time of year… I appreciate your patience!! Catcher questions are around the corner…)

    5×5 12t standard. Keep 8 forever.
    Currently keeping 4 hitters 3 pitchers; toss up for 8th:

    Shelby Miller
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Allen Craig
    Jason Heyward
    Christian Yelich

    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Any ideas who the 7 players are? Heywrad or Craig

      • Yescheese says:
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        @Grey: the other 7 are:
        Fielder Harper Bogaerts Wil Myers, Bumgardner JoFer and Gerrit Cole

        I’m open to your thoughts on switching one of these out. I’m very pleased to have so many quality options!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still a toss up between Craig and Heyward… I’d lean Heyward…

          • Yescheese says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir. I’ll take that gamble. Allen Craig just is a straw away from breaking the camel’s back…

  43. Bream Dreams says:
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    Sir. I have never played in a money league. I only play free leagues because I love baseball. I’ve used your strategies (in my free leagues) and always have done well.Next year I intend to find a money league and use one quarter on every dollar I win, to buy some daiquiris. Who’s with me? How much money has this blog won for you guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quickly read that and thought you were talking to Siri…

      • Bream Dreams says:
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        Siri. Why is there a strange beautiful black caterpillar answering for you? I thought you were mine. Is that why you won’t tell me you love me back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Ask Siri to tell you a joke, that always gets me…

          • Bream Dreams says:
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            Ask her what she’s wearing.

  44. Homer at the Bat says:
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    Have fun at the games – I live in Phoenix and I’d love to be out at the ballpark instead of in my office today!

    Y’all planning on watching a specific team/player, or just planning on getting blotto like Otto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blotto and take in any games we can… Sounds like the Cubs might be an option…

      • Homer at the Bat says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, if you’re on the Scottsdale side, the Cubs new digs in Mesa, the Rox/Dbacks at Salt River, and Giants are the best options. The A’s are stuck in their dump until they move next year. Haven’t been to the Angels in Tempe yet, but looking forward to a game there later in March. On the other side of town, Glendale’s got a nice facility for the Dodgers/White Sox, but I’d recommend Maryvale (Brewers) and Peoria (Pads/Mariners) as two very chill places to hang out and get blotto. Plus, sausage races and heckling Braun!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Last time we went to the Rockies and the Indians…

        • Homer at the Bat says:
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          @Homer at the Bat: FYI, Giants’ stadium in downtown Scottsdale is nice, but super bro’ed out crowd. Good place to drink and ogle some attractive and/or enhanced ladies, so long as no bros take offense and start swinging.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Never been to Scottsdale… Isn’t that far from where we’re staying? Phoenix…

            • Homer at the Bat says:
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              @Grey: Scottsdale is basically the eastern third of Phoenix north of I-10. Tempe and Mesa are the eastern portion south of I-10.

              Salt River Field is also in Scottsdale, just not downtown Scottsdale (it’s about 5 miles down the road… half mile from my place.) So, from most places in Phoenix, downtown Scottsdale would be a little bit closer than where Salt River Field is.

              If you’re staying in downtown Phoenix, all of the complexes are a relatively easy drive, not too far off the main highways – think 20-25 minute drives. Well, except Goodyear (Reds/Indians) and Surprise (Rangers/Royals). Those are simply balls far.

              I imagine you don’t want to post where you’re staying online – if you send me an email, I can give you a more detailed breakdown of good places to go from where you’re staying.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Honestly I’m not even sure where we’re staying… Rudy booked it… I know where in Phoenix…this is great info, thanks!

  45. jbird669 says:
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    The only thing I look at in spring, other than fights for roles and who gets a lot of ABs/IPs, is if someone hits .200 over their career average. According to Baseball HQ, that can be a good sign of a nice season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryan Howard hit .338 last year…Aaron Hicks hit .371… Mike Moustakas hit .406…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shane Robinson hit .452… Pete Kozma hit .355… Howie Kendrick hit .444… Chris Getz hit .450…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jackie Bradley hit .441… Lorenzo Cain hit .458… Lonnie Chisenhall hit .404…

        • Hoog says:
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          @Grey: Are you telling us to draft those guys?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Hoog: see top of page.

  46. Big Al says:
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    Michael Morse spring update !!!! Hit 2 almost home runs. Josh Reddick said no twice on 2 amazing catches. We need steroids back in the game or move in the fences to like 250 feet to all fields. Ok 275 in center. Baseball is getting boring !!!! let’s even the field. Bring on mandatory steroid use. I want the 70 home run days back………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  47. Jeff P says:
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    Some spring stats mean something. I picked up Puig last March off his .500+ streak for 3 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt that was the only reason you picked up Puig…

  48. Hoog says:
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    Hey Gray,

    I’ve want to know what you think of my team and if there are any areas that I can look to improve. It’s a h2h keeper league that counts R, HR, RBI, AVG, SLG, BB, NSB & K, BB, ERA, WHIP, QS, Holds, and Net Saves. This is my team pre-draft so I still have a chance to address any shortcomings with my team.

    C:
    1b: Pujols
    2b: Pedroia
    3b: Zimmerman
    SS: Tulo
    OF: Jones
    OF: Marte
    OF: Jennings
    Util: Butler

    SP: Wainwright
    SP: Lee
    SP: Bumgarner
    RP: Reed
    RP:
    RP:
    P: Masterson
    P: Gray
    P: Archer

    BN: Buckholz, Haren

    I can keep Rodney instead of Haren, but I have time to make that decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, It’s a 12 team league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d keep Rodney, then don’t draft anymore RPs… Your team is solid, I’d just load up on SPs… Guys that are in my Corbin tier would work nice if available… Your offense looks fine though…

          • Hoog says:
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            @Grey: Awesome. Thanks Gray!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  49. henncoop says:
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    1st time in a bigger money 12 team league with a few picks left. Draft did not go quite as expected but I guess they never really do. The league is a daily lineup 5X5 roto with a 200 start limit. My team so far is:
    C- Lucroy 115
    1B – Freeman 30
    2B -Gyroko 102
    3B Longoria 19
    SS Segura -43
    CI Middlebrooks 174
    MI A Escobar 211
    OF – A Jones 6
    OF – Myers 67
    OF -Gordon 78
    OF – Gardner 187
    OF -Bourjos 198
    UT- Asche 259
    SP -Sale 54
    SP -A Sanchez 91
    SP – M Moore 150
    SP -Masterson 163
    SP- Archer 222
    SP – JJohnson 235
    RP – Robertson 126
    RP -Parnell 135 (that hurt… but that was the end of a 10 of 13 picks closer run)
    RP- Melancon 246
    RP Mujica -270
    Bench Bats (just one so far) – A LaRoche 283 (value seemed too good & I felt I needed some power)
    Bench pitching- Tillman 307 & Scheppers 294

    So how to proceed? Seems like my Avg should be decent so far
    Given the 200 start limit …RP can be valuable to help ERA & WHIP & Ks without counting towards starts. Lots of very decent RPs left & SPs like Nolasco, Peralta, Santiago, Gee, & E Ramirez
    Do I need even more power? (Dunn, Arcia, or Ozuna) or Speed ? Cain)

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: I should say I have 4 picks left ….only 2 people in front of me on the next pick so anyone mentioned is likely there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, you need power… Ozuna, Arcia… Then go SPs…

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey ….I do think if I load up on SPs who work out then I might be able to trade with the 2 owners who loaded up on closers. One took 6 & the other 5 ….bastards.
        A bit concerned with my SPs in general that they tend to be young with a limited track record but definitely good value & nice upside. Having a stockpile this early in the year could be a plus to see how things shake out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks and agreed…

  50. Ryan says:
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    In a 20 team h2h dynasty league, should I trade longoria for donaldson and cain. I don’t think the dropoff is that much from longo do donaldson. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decebt

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: I’m just concerned donaldson might not be able to replicate last year’s stats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s a concern…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Ryan:

          especially since he doesn’t have much history
          backing him up .

  51. Prez!! says:
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    When i read the title i instantly thought, ‘uhhhh, you dont?’… As i read further i started to think you had too many mojitos.. then you listed brandon belt and i lost it … Haha dude is the king tut of non-pressure hitting!! AAA? Crushes… Spring training? Rakes… BP? Oil spills… But as soon as he gets up under the big lights, he folds like a baby giraffe! Brandon Belt, the These Stats Mean Shit King!

    TSMSK! Pronouced ‘Tisk-Misk’….

    That is all. Happy friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tisk Misk!

  52. The Fuzz says:
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    With de Aza probably splitting time with viciedo, and avisail garcia and adam eaton looking good to play every day, would you drop de Aza in your rankings and move up the other two? I had been targeting de Aza late, but it seems like I may have to switch to eaton or garcia. From your rankings, you favor garcia, but would that change with eaton potentially playing every day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve already dropped De Aza for those exact reasons… Was gonna mention it next week…

  53. The Dude says:
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    How much does Greinke’s early exit yesterday worry you? Enough to move him down in the rankings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he sounds fine… Didn’t like him to begin with though…

  54. Darren says:
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    I love the Razzball site. So I thought I would throw out my league perameters to see how it fits or changes in Razz-philosophy. 16 team, H2H roto stats, 2c,5of,1dh, 1,2,3,ss,mi,ci, 6SP and 3RP and 7 bench spots. Weekly lineups for pitchers and daily for hitters. Still wait on SP and fill the bench the SPs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d make sure to take an SP in at least my Fernandez tier and I’d take a bench bat or two for weak spots…

  55. Baren says:
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    Hey Grey, I play in a h2h points league where saves are not
    worth much. I found last year that roster flexibility was key to
    winning the championship. We are only allowed a 20-man roster with
    5 moves per week and a 3 -day wait period on roster moves. I’ve
    been able to consistently mock draft the following team. I was
    wondering what your thoughts are on this team and where you think I
    might be able to improve. Thanks in advance! Bryce Harper (Was -
    OF) 2. Prince Fielder (Tex – 1B) 3. Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) 4. Jean
    Segura (Mil – SS) 5. Anibal Sánchez (Det – SP) 6. Wil Myers (TB -
    OF) 7. Carlos Santana (Cle – C,1B) 8. Michael Wacha (StL – SP,RP)
    9. Tony Cingrani (Cin – SP,RP) 10. Jedd Gyorko (SD – 2B,3B) 11.
    Andrew Cashner (SD – SP,RP) 12. Nolan Arenado (Col – 3B) 13.
    Jurickson Profar (Tex – 2B,3B,SS) 14. Evan Gattis (Atl – C,OF) 15.
    Alex Wood (Atl – SP,RP) 16. Tyson Ross (SD – SP,RP) 17. Héctor
    Santiago (LAA – SP,RP) 18. Alexi Ogando (Tex – SP,RP) 19. Tyler
    Thornburg (Mil – SP,RP) 20. Carlos Carrasco (Cle – SP,RP) P.s. It’s
    also a keeper league, so this is with an eye towards building a
    dynasty. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think your whole team but specifically your pitching is a bit young and risky… No idea how many teams but guessing 12…

  56. anarchy burger says:
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    hey guys i am having a hard time with my last keeper.

    5×5 13 teamer

    wainwright round 9
    beachy round 23
    cashner round 26
    danny salazar round 12

    i can only keep one. who do you guys think????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s me!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I do like me some Glen Campbell. Some of the comments are gold, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Didn’t he die recently? Or look like he was on death’s door at the Grammys?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: He’s still going, certainly not looking his best, though.

            Fun fact of the day (according to Wikipedia) – he played guitar on The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, really? That’s random, no?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Not as random as it might appear. He was in big demand as a session guitarist before his solo career got going, so his ability was pretty widely known.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah… Hadn’t known… Kinda like Luther Vandross singing backup in the 70s…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Targeting any good food while you’re there?

  57. Cole says:
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    Hey Grey are you going to have access to the nfbc draft on your phone or will you be taking the max alloted time on picks this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have my lap top… I’ve also preranked the first 50 or so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you in my league?

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey: yup, pick 11. Over my head in this league!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve never done NFBC either so don’t worry

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Good luck to you and Rudy. I caught your conversation with OTS the other day about the NFBC leagues. I’m an NFBC rookie this year too. OTS is a cagey vet though. Should be fun.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Big Magoo: Hopefully it will distract y’all from the FCL…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @SteveNZ: Haha. Not happening, Steve!

            • Cole says:
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              @Big Magoo: are you doing the razz ball one? If so which league?

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Cole: It’s a satellite league that not affiliated with this site. I was already stretched pretty thin in terms of my fantasy commitments this season to add another league into the mix. Good luck to you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Definitely… Good luck with OTS! You have a good partner…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Thanks! Your partner isn’t too shabby either.

                Have fun out there! Man, what I wouldn’t give to be watching live baseball in that gorgeous weather away from all of this damn snow…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it’s like 75 degrees at 10PM… Hello…

  58. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I was just reading your outlooks on Bradley, Ventura and Jameson… Here’s my question. In a 20 team league and you’re drafting in the 400s where those rookie pitchers are getting drafted, do you think it’s a better idea to take the best RP available instead of taking a flier on these rooks? The logic being RPs are going to throw less innings, but they are safer. And there’s always the chance they back door into some saves. Thanks Grey. I spend 80% of my fantasy time at Razzball. You and your minions are the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It’s really a by need basis depending on your team… I like those rooks but I also like a guy like Melancon on some teams

  59. goodfold2 says:
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    did youse guy’s OPS money projection numbers go up massively since tue night? It seems everybody’s #’s are up, esp on the top end (miggy 46.6 now over 76)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this didn’t seem to affect different kinds of pitcher money projections as in holds/QS/QS + holds those numbers seem the same from tue to now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask on that page and Rudy will respond

  60. Spammer Jay says:
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    are you at the Dodgers game today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, didn’t get in until 5pm… At a bar… Whoop whoop!

  61. Jason says:
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    I know I am probably late to the game but we’re going to need a calving and hobbled part duex
    Greinke and I’m taking bets on who is next. Any takers on longo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t even say Longo…

    • Prez!! says:
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      @Jason: holiday!

  62. roy g says:
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    @ Grey

    Trade I was offered Anibal Sanchez $ 6 and either Granderson @$ 21 or Longoria @31 for Mike Minor $1 . Which one would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, with Longo…

      • RoyG says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks this site is the best..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  63. Jon says:
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    Trade Cobb for Heyward in a long-term keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  64. nyydj2 says:
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    I know spring stats hold little weight but you have to be high on this Ray Flowers guy, he’s been hitting a home run like every single night all month long, every time I check the updates on fantasy Alarm, there he is, another home run. Where do you rank him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  65. griff says:
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    Grey,
    in a dynasty league, what do you think about this trade?

    I get Felix Hernandez for Jose Reyes. Similar salaries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take F-Her

  66. the tone ranger says:
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    grey who would you keep?

    jup (rd 3)
    pence (11)
    Santana (6)
    Cingrani (25)
    pedro alvarez (27)

    thanks

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @the tone ranger: he must’ve missed this one, it would def be either pence or pedro from pittsburgh

  67. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Seeking opinions on a keeper scenario in a H2H 12-teamer w/9 offensive spots, including 1 utility. There are no CI/MI spots and OF is LF-CF-RF specific. The keeper rules are if you keep a player, you can only keep him twice in a row before he must be released to the draft pool. It’s a three-year own limit but the year you acquired the player counts as a year if you choose to keep the player, so it only really feels like a two-year option. As I kept Fielder and Longoria last year, this would be the last year I could keep them.

    I can keep up to three, but I have two top 1B in Goldy and Fielder. Goldy is my must keep between them, and I consider Adam Jones my second best option, just like your rankings have them.

    For the third option, I have Scherzer in addition to Fielder and Longo. I know you recently posted that you would stress volume of SPs over taking a highly ranked one, and I sacrificed Verlander a couple of years back in a similar situation and performed well subsequently, but it’s really hard to make Scherzer a cut here. Also, since I do not have a CI to fill, should I worry about “clogging” my utility spot with Fielder, or should I just be happy to have him over Longo and Scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Jones, Scherzer

  68. Wake Up says:
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    Hot off the teleprinter… “Mike Trout hits first ever 5 run homer!”

    Still like him if he falls to me in the 2nd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who goes first

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I’m guessing it’s gonna be Bronson Arroyo…(lots of music aficionados in the league)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Can only hope

  69. gerard curcerello says:
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    hey 50 shades of grey and anyone elses input im in a 10 year keeper league and inherited a team with garbage about 4 years ago , only guy worth keeping was miggy cabrera uo to this year i now can keep 3 with them being miggy, trout, and goldschmidt , its a 12 team league everyone keeps up to 3 or u can keep 1 or 2 and get an extra pick up top like i did when i started , soooo should i beef up pitching or make the lineup disgusting?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Search the site, I’ve written how I would draft

  70. the tone ranger says:
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    grey, who would you keep as last keeper in 12 team H2H?

    jup (rd 3)
    pence (11)
    Santana (6)
    Cingrani (25)
    pedro alvarez (27)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  71. napster says:
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    I think the pitcher Strikeout to Walk Ratio during Spring Training is a good but not perfect indicator. Last Spring, for instance, Alex Cobb was 28 to 5 , Ryu was 27 to 8, and Teheran was 35 to 9. But of course, there was also Josh Johnson with 23 to 3 and Brandon Maurer, who was 25 to 7.

    I use the ratio as a a tool in my assessment of possible upside or breakout pitchers.

    • napster says:
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      Oops, hit the return button to soon.

      I’ll sort all the pitcher by strikeouts and just look down the list at the pitchers who have ratio’s more than 3 to 1. I put these pitchers in a pool and keep and eye on what happens at the end of spring training or in the first few weeks of the season.

      A lot of upside and breakout pitchers come from this pool, although I have no statistical data which supports this heuristic. Be very cool if someone did the analysis however. If I get around to doing it, I’ll share it with everyone.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, really small sample sizes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keanu Reeves ‘woah’ over here. Of course, the Rays are all saying ‘so glad you guys have finally caught up with us’.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Sky: liked your article. you right good this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I always knew you were a part of Grey’s army: Kid-A(GB)

          • Kid A says:
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            @Sky: I am trying to practice keeping my comments as mono-syllabic and simplistic as possible in anticipation of the Hope Diamond that tehol is going to bless us all with in a couple of days. He went off the rails a bit last go round.

            We need talk and hear good this week to no fight with us.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Tehol – deep in his dirty, dirty heart – is a lover not a fighter. It’s why he went all Michael Richards on us; he didn’t know how to react. That and the all Rock Star energy drink diet he was on. He lost 20 pounds but the doctor said he’d have to sit down to pee for the rest of his life. I didn’t ask why…

              You talk pretty one day.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: maybe I should be the one talking to Tehol, I speak at a 7th grade level and write at a 1985 5th grade level. Hey, were both beautiful creatures created in a lab, we both have bodies that should be studied by science, and were both lovers, no scratch that, I’m a walking dissociative identity disorder, so with that being said, one of those crazy bastards upstairs will be able to relate.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  You two would get along swimmingly. Just avoid going anywhere near him in public restrooms. He gets the wrong idea. Like George Michael wrong idea.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: going to the bathroom away from him will be quite the game of cat and mouse for I am pretty certain he wants to see what I’m working with.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Send him a peek via DM on twitter.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I’m not stupid, he’ll hop the next flight to LA and want to see the rest

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      He was coming down anyways to hit on Paula Patton. He’ll barely have time for you.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: Robin Thicke will kick his ass

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Nah, he’ll call his dad Alan in to do it.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: Mr. Seaver looks like he could kick some ass

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Sure wish he would’ve kicked Kirk Cameron’s ass. What an insufferable twat he became.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: he was never a good leading man. I hated him on the show

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Well my annoyance with him goes beyond that but that definitely didn’t help

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: he should of called his movie “Left Behind in my ass: 90 minutes of things people have left in my ass”

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      But that would be ‘unnatural’.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: it’s like the big brother of scouting

  72. Kid A says:
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    Going to need to double-padlock that OCD scared straight jacket on rudy so he makes it through the trip at least.

    What’s to drink this morning in Zona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starbucks…. We’re sitting in our hotel lobby, crappy weather… Talking fantasy draft strategy… Where’s Nick to record this?!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: I was expecting a little more razzle-dazzle than that. You could have lied to us at least. Jesus. Sounds like the show stopper for the day will be you all ramping up for afternoon shuffleboard and the early bird special at Denny’s.

        Live slow and die old, you maniacs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Pretty much… I had oatmeal for breakfast — easy to chew!

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: Are you making the A’s game today? First pitch got moved to 1:30.

            And staying in line with the theme of this article: Does the fact that Tanaka just went 2 scoreless and struck out 3 today move him ahead of Kershaw on the draft board?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m at A’s game now… We got covered seats so it’s all good for us old farts…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                By covered seats, I assume you mean:

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Are you guys wearing high-waisted chinos with your Blackberrys in a leather holster?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes and I have on Croakies…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @SteveNZ: hey, my dad wears those

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m wearing Crocs

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: And a polo shirt. TUCKED IN.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Of course tucked in

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you’re not wearing your Sunny Gray jersey?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Technically I’m always wearing it due to my chest tattoo

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hey now. I’m looking at Rudy’s 6×6 OBP Yahoo rankings and you’re not, but would you sign off on skipping overJones and Cano to take Prince at #5 in my H2H where we count OBP and AVG?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I wouldn’t… I’d go Jones, Cano first… Wouldn’t be the most ridiculous thing to do it though…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hmmmm. Interesting. Prince has $9.2 OBP value (#6 overall in those Rudy OBP rankings) against $6.2 for Cano and -$1.3 for Jones.

                    Mind you, there is a chance I could get Jones or Cano and till get Prince on the way back (my H2H is a Yahoo league).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeahm that’s true on Jones, forgot about how miserable he is at taking a walk… Could see going Cano, Fielder then Jones…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: OK, cool. If I’m taking Cano, Freeman looks the most likely 1B to be available in the 2nd round (or Pujols I guess).

                    We’re OK with that, right?

                    Just did a simulation at Fantasypros where I backed up Cano/Freeman with Bautista/Choo/Holliday at RF/CF/LF. Can complain too much about that in an OBP league…

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: *Can’t*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, that works for me…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: what were you expecting, talking strategy while a midget rides a hooker like a horse singing the theme to GoodTimes while grey and rudy sip their peyote tea and Nick dances around in a tutu humming O’Canada over and over…oh wait, that was my dream last night. Probably a mani pedi and cucumber sandwiches.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: Ha! My dad wears them too. Never stops telling us that they’re the most comfortable shoes he’s ever worn. And I’m sure they are. It’s not a look I’m down with.

            Yet.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: Ha! everyone avoids my weird dream sequence, but to comment on our fathers shoes because i have no reply on my comment above requires you to come down here.

  73. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    I know the rankings, but in a H2H each cat, how comfortable would you really be trading HanRam for Longo? Longo owner may throw in a later draft pick. They’re both injury risks, so I’m inclined to stay pat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Longo

  74. KDH says:
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    C Santana 18
    1B Goldschmidt 46 Adri Gonzalez 7
    2B Altuve 4
    SS Zobrist 16 Miller 1
    3B Zimmerman 11 Headley 2
    OF Myers 26 Jennings 5
    OF J. Upton 26
    OF Heyward 18
    Util Choo 12
    SP Strasburg 34
    SP Cobb 6
    R Soriano 2 Jim Johnson 2
    R Frieri 2
    SP Cain 8
    SP Fister 7
    SP Gray 1

    Ended up only paying big on Goldy and Stras because they’re two of my faves. Waited for a long time in my 10 team Keeper auction to start grabbing guys that fell through the holes or were forgotten.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got some crazy value on some guys… Like Altuve for $4, crazy… Team looks solid, you’re obviously short on pitching…

  75. I hit the ‘Zonies up the last week of training. Last Year saw Masterson pitching BB’s against the Rangers. Picked him up late in the draft and never had to take him out of my line-up “Championship!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  76. J-FOH says:
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    Grimey?

  77. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey how you been buddy… I’ve been so caught up on basketball that I haven’t even glanced at baseball yet but 1- Where are your draft rules at for H2H points? 2- I didn’t see Tonoka in your Starters top 100. Shouldn’t he be a top 20? 3- My league pitchers are very important cause 20 points a win, 1 point per K and inning pitched so Do you think it’s a good idea to grab a pitcher in the 2nd round?? Probly 10 team league. Thanks!!

  78. Josh says:
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    Hey grey,
    in a H2H 10-team keeper (keep12) with 30 moves, the stats are pretty balanced 9 for hitters, 8 for pitchers.
    I need to pick 12 of the following, please help me out. What do you think? I’m thinking these 12 (godly, Braun, votto, mccutch, Desmond,Bruce, mauer, Holliday, sale, bailey, Kimbrel, chapman)

    Most of the guys in my league go pitcher heavy, keeping typically 4-5 starters, but I tend to skim the waivers the first couple weeks to fill my pitching.
    Or do you think I should consider Cobb? I don’t have my first three picks (picks 13,14,15) so any of these guys I don’t take I won’t get essentially.

    I can choose 12 from these guys:

    C – Joe Mauer
    1B – Joey Votto
    2B – Jose Altuve
    3B – Pablo Sandoval
    SS – Ian Desmond
    Mi-
    CI – Paul Goldschmidt
    LF – Matt Holliday
    CF – Andrew McCutchen
    RF – Jay Bruce
    Util-A. Rizzo
    Bn – Ryan Braun
    BN-
    Sp
    SP – Homer Bailey
    SP – Chris Sale
    RP – c. Kimbrel
    Rp – A. Chapman
    P- a. Cobb
    P-
    BN
    BN
    BN
    BN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those twelve make sense…

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks grey,
        I’m currently debating between Mauer, Holliday, Cobb for my last 2 spots, mostly looking at the upside of Cobb vs mauer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holliday, Cobb

  79. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Have a general draft strategy question for my H2H snake draft. This is not an H2H points league, each week you have a chance to win each category. For example, the score will end up being 8-2 or 5-5, etc.

    Option 1: Use an earlier pick on a guy like Anibal or Homer to pair with Cobb and Teheran.
    Option 2: Use the earlier pick on another bat then pair Gio or Zimmermann with Cobb and Teheran.

    I know there are quite a few pitcher pairing posts and I’ve read your top 20 SP post but wanted to get your take on my particular league settings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Option 2

  80. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    wondering what Trout’s worth would be on the block in RCL…
    bruce+ellsbury too much?
    something else(sticking with hitters)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more but that’s cause I don’t love Ellsbury… That is a fair trade though… Figure a 2nd round hitter and a 3rd or 4th round hitter…

      • Simply Fred

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        @Grey: Thanks! Will store it in case I get lucky with the pick draw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Joel says:
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    Grey, love your work. My 3 year yahoo keeper just got renewed by our commish.
    Can keep 3 at their previous year draft positions. I’ve kept Cutch at 3 and Harper at 23 since league began, need help on my last keeper.
    Fielder at 1
    Hanley at 2
    Segura at 11
    Choo at 9
    Cole at 12
    10 team h2h 6×6 cats…daily moves i stream like a mug, but like cole’s potential value as my first SP.

    Thanks for any help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura… Nice keepers…

  82. EB says:
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    So, hey, Grey . . .

    I just made a move. Traded Buxton in my 12 team, 6 player keeper league for a fourth round pick. Was this a horrible move? I was ok with it in part because Target Field is not a hitters park, plus I can take a player like Robertson or Leonys Martin or Arenado or Avisail Garcia whom I would have the whole year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton could be special and just getting a draft pick isn’t great…

      • EB says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for the reply. I think I can live with the move. I want to win this year. But if Buxton is called up in September and catches fire I am going to lamenting my poor decision.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, hope it works out…

  83. SteveNZ says:
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    Look alright from the #1 spot? H2H, OBP and AVG, going relievers only so not drafting starter. Was a draft simulation at fantasy pros…

    1.1 Trout LF
    2.12 Pujols 1B (Freeman taken right ahead of this pick)
    3.1 Puig RF
    4.12 Choo CF
    5.12 R Zimm 3B
    6.1 Myers Util (could have waited and got Alex Gordon)
    7.1 C Santana C
    8.12 Zobrist SS
    9.1 Altuve 2B

    Would be pretty happy with this in a real draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that would be great to get… Very balanced team…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      puig’s a 2nd round bust
      choo … can he hit lhp ?… and what about that texas heat ??
      zimm’s one over-hand toss from dislocating his shoulder

      don’t worry
      be happy

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @costaricanchata: I guess that’s me told. Just as well it was a mock I suppose.

  84. JDW says:
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    Billy Hamilton sucks!!! He only has ONE steal so far this spring in like six plate appearances. I am NOT drafting him now!! Thank you, spring training starts and stats. Derp!

  85. TJ says:
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    Are you buying into Moustakas’ spring training ? Seems his problem last year was hitting the ball and making good contact. Making some good contact so far.

    Gonna drop Taveras. Looking to pick up Moustaskas, Paxton, E. Ramirez, or M. Perez. Can’t decide which one

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      I was at the game when he hit 2 homers… He looked locked in, it was March 2nd

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