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Oh no he dint!  I dit.  No, he dint!  I dit!  Dint!  Dit!  That was my right and left side of my brain debating Carlos Gonzalez as overrated.  You’d be surprised at how often the two sides of my brain get in these verbal sparring matches.  The left side of my brain was in the Debate Club in high school, so you’d think it was an unfair fight, but the right side of my brain conjured up an imaginary Debate Club with six imaginary debaters, an imaginary Debate tourney and an imaginary trip the Debate club went on where I lost my very real virginity.  The left side of my brain is like, “Wut!?”  Since the right side of the brain made up all of that, it’s understandable that the best argument the left side of my brain can come up with is ‘Oh no he dint!’  Of Coors, I don’t like going against Rockies hitters.  This is the first time I’ve labeled a Rockies hitter overrated since I went after Tulo, which came out aces, prolly.  No false modesty here, I’m never wrong on these schmohawk posts.   You short a schmohawk and you’re golden.  Like my Ocean Pacific Bermudas, these are the greatest shorts ever.  Anyway, why is Carlos Gonzalez overrated for 2017 fantasy baseball?

Maybe in reality he’s not overrated, but we are talking about fantasy, and for fantasy, ESPN has him ranked in the top 30 overall (and Yahoo’s not far behind at 35).  A’ight, but what you smoking?  (Well, we are talking Colorado.)  CarGo’s such an easy breakdown, so let’s get to it after this clunky segue.  His career high in homers was 40 in 2015.  That’s never happening again.  Everything was goofy high for him that year.  I mean, he had a 25.8% HR/FB.  That’s silly even for a Rockies hitter.  Why even discuss two years ago rather than the previous year?  Because the previous year he had 25 HRs and 2 SBs.  That’s fine, I don’t hate that, but top 30?  I don’t follow the ‘Worldwide Leader’ there.  I could see if he had just an off year in steals too, but ever since he struggled to keep his knee healthy, he’s stopped stealing.  In 2014, he had 3 steals.  2015 brought two steals, and last year the same.  I’m guessing he’s been chatting up Andrew McClutchin His Knee and he convinced him to stop running to help him stay healthy.  It’s worked; CarGo’s stayed on the field the last two years, but it’s hurt his fantasy value.  30 HRs, 2 steals is not a top 30 player.  Also, last year he hit .298 with a .346 BABIP.  A slowing runner who doesn’t hit a ton of balls in the air (line drives or fly balls) and his BABIP could easily be .310, which is gonna make him closer to a .275 hitter.  Again, not awful, but it’s not helping the top 30 case.  Finally, and this is a total unknown, but last year he said he would be willing to accept a trade to another team.  Why any hitter would voluntarily leave the Rockies is beyond me.  I’m guessing he’s been in Colorado too long and is stoned out of his gourd to think he wants to play elsewhere, but he said it.  I Googled that shizz!  With Desmond, CarGo, Tapia, Dahl and Blackmon, it makes a ton of sense for the Rockies to trade CarGo like they’re on Alibaba.  By the way, I just bought some Buddha-shaped pears on Alibaba.  What a country (China)!  I don’t hate CarGo, but top 30 is silly high for him and he’s been stamped… schmohawk!  With a rubber stamp that I also bought off of Alibaba.

 
  1. Quimmy says:
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    Nicely done sir.

  2. thorbs says:
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    Good find, Grey…If he wasn’t in Coors, what would he be putting up? .270 – 25?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thorbs: That’s his stats in Coors

  3. Scot says:
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    Grey, nice write up on your rankings. I wanted to know if your top 5 would change with obp and total bases. Stats are r,hr,rbi,sb,tb,obp. Thanks

  4. Mike says:
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    Grey! You handsome fellow, you!!

    I’m in a 4 player keeper leauge, with Manny, Corey Seager, Trout and Harper locked in for the season. With your first draft pick, would you take the best bat or pitcher available?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Depends who the bat or the pitcher is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks for noticing! Agree with F, depends on how many teams too

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: it’s a 10 team league. The best bats will be kept, so I would think more top tier pitchers would be available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d imagine so

  5. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! Do you know if IBBs will not count toward WHIP, now that pitcher isn’t throwing home? If not, could you spare a few of the 100 monkey typists to do some research on this for RB nation?

    • Wil says:
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      @Tigres: is this a serious question? How could there possibly be any way to factor in the likelihood of one pitcher intentionally walking a batter over another pitcher? What a bizarre troll you must be to ask such a dumb question.

      And I’m sure there’s no change there anyway. A walk is a walk, its still a baserunner and will count against the pitcher. Only 1 monkey typist needed!

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Wil: Take it easy homie, save the animosity for espn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Sorry we have 99 monkeys and a 100 typewriters

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        99 monkeys and bee-atch ain’t one of them!!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you, Ante!

  6. StewZilla says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the content as always this year…a bit of help if you don’t mind?

    12 Team H2H (6×6 ~ OPS/Holds)

    We can Re-sign players at 1.5x Current Value when contract is up for up to 5 years.
    I have a couple of re-signs that are giving me fits. Full roster is below…my questions are:

    1. How many years each to resign Hanley ($15) and Miggy ($40) ~ 1-5 years each?
    2. How about Duffy ($6) and Cmart ($3)?
    3. Finally Cespedes ($18)?

    Thanks!

    C Jonathan LuCroy $3 1 year
    1B Miguel Cabrera $40 RE-SIGN
    2B Robinson Cano $23 1 year
    3B Todd Frazier $8 1 year
    SS Trea Turner $3 4 years
    OF Bryce Harper $20 4 years
    OF Yeonis Cespedes $18 RE-SIGN
    OF Gregory Polanco $4 1 year
    UTIL Nelson Cruz $9 2 years
    UTIL Ian Desmond $2 1 year
    BN Hanley Ramirez $15 RE-SIGN
    BN Eric Thames $6 RE-SIGN

    SP Noah Syndergaard $11 4 years
    SP Jon Lester $18 1 year
    SP Carlos Carrasco $5 3 years
    SP Danny Salazar $8 1 year
    SP Justin Verlander $5 1 year
    SP Kenta Maeda $5 1 year
    SP Chris Archer $8 4 years
    SP Carlos Martinez $3 RE-SIGN
    SP Jake Odorizzi $3 2 years
    SP Danny Duffy $6 RE-SIGN
    SP Junior Guerra $1 RE-SIGN
    SP Mike Montgomery $5 RE-SIGN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @StewZilla: Thanks! 1. One 2. One 3. One — Don’t get tied up with long contracts

  7. Tim says:
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    What kind of pitcher is Yoan Moncada worth in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Maybe top 20

      • Jbona3 says:
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        @Grey: Which side wins this trade: Moncada ($10) and G. Sanchez ($5) for Votto ($30) and K. Herrera ($5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moncada

  8. PEDs3 says:
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    Which Schmohawk do you like better: Cargo or McCutch?

  9. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    The 20 team Dynasty slow draft has begun…I’m picking out of the 7th hole (snake). After 2 rounds i have Rizzo and S.Marte…Hoping for Dozier or J.D. Mart coming back to me this morning.
    OBP. league..No Avg….Helps Dozier some in this format. Big run on M.I. towards the end of round 1 as Trea, Correa, Odor, Lindor and Boegarts all went in order…(was hoping to get Odor in the second but no luck).

    • Cram It says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Odor, Lindor and Bogey seems a little high there.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: agreed ..I was surprised at that but Thor and Bum going in the top 15 surprised me a bit more lol

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: That is more surprising. Wacky stuff.

    • Damon says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F:
      Rizzo, Marte and Dozier would be a nice combo to start, esp in that format. Well balanced, so you can a number of different directions from there.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Damon: Yeah there are 4 picks in front of me right now so we will see if JD and Dozier make it to me….Some people see the word dynasty and go way too young out of the gate…In a 20 teamer J.D. should be gone already.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Got him!!! at pick 47 baby

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Picks 64 and 77 will be next for me …Im thinking Franco and a pitcher…order will depend on how it goes…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could see it, what pitchers will be there?

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Too early to tell but im thinking deGrom/Salazar/ Madea types

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You need an SP next

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Yup…and Franco is gone so SP it is

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you gotta at that point, otherwise your 1st starter would be Lackey

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I do love lackey lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, he’s not a #1 though

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Agreed im kidding…looking like deGrom…will be there..I may grab Rendon after that or you think i should grab another starter

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Could go any of Cueto, Verlander, Duffy, Maeda…Rendon is good value there though at 77

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You haven’t taken a pitcher yet? Then you should, I’d go w/ my rankings

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Depends on the options

  10. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nice to see the Trevor Ending Story picking up right where it left off.

    Also don’t forget how Cargo performs with injuries. See 2014 and April 2015. He gets dinged, it’s done.

  11. GodShamGod says:
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    12 team league, roto, normal categories. Keep 6 players forever no draft penalty.

    I have 5 no doubters
    Trout
    Betts
    Arenado
    Miggy
    Desmond

    Who should i keep with the 6th spot? My options are one of these five
    Price
    Frazier
    Duffy
    Quintana
    Rich Hill

    By the rankings its Frazier but do you want to keep at least one pitcher this deep? Get younger and keep Duffy? Play it somewhat safe with Price? Other?

    Thanks for all the help everyone and thanks Grey for all the help and work that you do.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @GodShamGod: Id go with Frazier

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: agree with F

  12. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Good write up Mr. Albright. CarGo is the exact kind of player I’ve come to avoid. You’re going to spend half the season thinking about dropping him and then feel rewarded only if/when he awakens from his slumber. But, timing being what it is, who knows when that’s going to come? See also Upton, Justin.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: I’d be avoiding him for being a guy with only 3 seasons of 140+ games, rather than any streakiness. He’s not Justin Upton-y like that.

  13. Crock says:
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    I know Hanley is ranked above Carlos Santana but would you take Santana in a league that uses obp rather than batting average?

  14. Stock says:
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    Keeping an eye on
    Delino DeShields .
    Is this the year?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Stock: He is in better shape thanks to Yoga and more focused weight training….but no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stock: Maybe I just put too much pressure on him last year, Grey’s eyes can lay heavy

  15. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Curious on how you handle guys you don’t like, but apparently others dislike them even more? Specifically someone like deGrom whom you don’t like and ranked him mid 40’s, but his ADP is actually mid 60’s. Would you consider taking him there, or just ignore altogether?

  16. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Fantasy Master Lothario Don’t Abbreviate! I agree 100%. And, it wouldn’t be a shock if he was a Latin 31. Peak year was age 24. Having said that, I wouldn’t have a problem taking him in the 6th or 7th…but he won’t be there.

    Would appreciate your advice on an inherited 10-team, H2H, 5×5 with OBP instead of BA,
    2 C, 14H/9P/4 bench, 2000 IP. Keep 6 (in your order of preference):

    1B-M Cab 37
    2B -Segura 5
    SS-Lindor 17
    3B-Turner 7
    3B/OF- Sano 7
    OF-Braun 20
    OF-Springer 11
    OF- Schwarber 7
    OF-Mazara 4

    P-Lester 21
    P-Arrieta 16
    P-Darvish 12
    P-Hendricks 10
    P-McCullers 5
    P-R Hill 4
    P- D Duffy 4
    Cl- Oh 4

    Thanks Grey!

    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: OOPS!!! This is a ROTO and not a H2H! Sore-ee.

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. If I could follow-up…This league over the last two years has consistently drafted the top 20 or so closers betweem $10 and $23. My question is, with this new info, would this push Oh-$4 into your top six choices? Thanks again!

        • Grey

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          Oh at $4 is solid

  17. theearly90s says:
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    If there was a fantasy category for prettiest swing he’d top the list.

  18. Steve says:
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    Gey,

    Got the 11th overall pick in a 14 team snake draft. Thinking of going Turner than Story on the loop around in round two.

    Thoughts on this? I’m super high on both guys but feel like its a bit risky.

  19. Harry says:
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    Was just offered this in dynasty:

    My McCullers and Brendan Rodgers

    Get

    Swanson and 1st Round (11th) MiLB pick.

    I should add, that I currently have no SS keeper (allowed to keep starting lineups). The pick would likely be someone like Kyle Lewis, Acuna, Vlad Jr., maybe Maitan, if he falls. I should add that I have Robles, Happ, AJ Reed, and Mateo as MiLB keepers at this point, and will have the 2nd pick in the MiLB draft, as well.

    Stats: R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS // K, ERA, WHIP, Net H-SVs

    I’m in rebuild. Huge budget, so money is little object.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry: You told what you don’t have, and MiLB, what do you have on MLB roster

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry.

        Kipnis
        Schimpf
        C. Gomez
        Herrera
        D. Santana
        Broxton
        McCullers
        VV
        J. Gray
        Descalfani

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Harry: Lots of upside huh? I’d take Dansby

          • Harry says:
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            @Grey: Upside! I like it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too!

  20. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Very nice article, short and sweet!

    a. That’s how most break-ups should be. Not a description of how it’s all about me or I have to travel to a mountain in Tibet to find the REAL me.

    b. Made it back, as you can see from N’Djamena (party, fiesta, forever!). Back to the grind, as they say in the biz!

    c. Have a training in stupid N’Djamena from March 21 to March 24, with live drafts on March 26 (RCL) and March 27 (CBS). Problem is I won’t make it back for drafts in Farchana (where the living sucks but the Internet is perfect) until March 27 earliest! So, either I find a reliable source of the Internet somewhere in N’Djamena (still a possibility) or I curtail my mission by one day and come back on March 24. I could make up some bogus excuse to escape the last day of the training. Which option should I go for?

    1. Find reliable Internet in N’Djamena to do my RCL draft on March 26.
    2. Curtail my mission by one day. It would require me to dream up a bogus excuse.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. Finally you’ve embraced the Lionel! C. Come back a day early or find a draft you know will work with your szechule

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. Can’t believe I actually asked THE Fantasy Master Lothario (no short cuts, please) to make a decision for me for a professional question. I’m humbled by your kind assistance but really that decision should be mine!

        b. All things considered, your advice is the sanest thing ever.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. But I’ve already made it for you! B. Right?!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            No stress on your island! I love it! I’ll go with change the schedule, please!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get on it!

              • Ante Galic says:
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                @Grey: Grey!!

                Done and done!

                a. Left Ryan Miller’s league. I’m sure they’ll find someone in the 27 days before the draft.

                b. Joined joined Hayes3. It fits my schedule.

                c. Thanks again for your sanity. That’d be a cool documentary title.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  C. Album title!

                  • Ante Galic says:
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                    @Grey: Grey!

                    Especially after all the Linsanity has gone away!

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  21. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks as always for the content! When are we going to see keeper rankings for 2017?

  22. Damon says:
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    Looking at ADPs, Cargo’s ADP is 48 on fantasy pros, which sounds about right. But that number is only from NFBC, CBS and Yahoo drafts right now. ESPN predraft rankings he is 32. So he will go higher on ESPN since most people drafting are influenced their rankings.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Damon: Going average of 66th in NFBC right now, with a minimum of 50. Wiser folk.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Damon: If you believe he gets 600+ PA which I don’t then maybe top 30. Don’t get me wrong I love Cargo, but 50 seems about right.

          Fear of injury and trade.

          • Damon says:
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            @The Great Knoche:

            Pretty much agree, but if I get into the late 4th/early 5th round of a 12 team league, I will start thinking about him depending on team needs.

            Although since I use ESPN, he will likely be gone in the 3rd round, so it’s a moot point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Damon: 48’s still high, ESPN and Yahoo are too high on him

  23. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey! I need an advice for a 14-team keeper league. I can keep 3 hitters for each group and 3 pitchers (1+1+1 “bonus”).

    OF Blackmon 36
    MI Story 21
    OF Braun 21
    MI Gordon 20
    OF Pederson 13
    C G.Sanchez 7

    CI Franco 6
    CI Pujols 5
    MI Diaz 4
    MI Miller 3
    OF Mazara 3
    OF Piscotty 2

    SP Kluber 27
    SP Strasburg 23
    SP C.Martinez 20

    RP Davis 10
    SP Hammel 2
    SP Reyes 1

    Who will you keep? I’m really undecided,my first idea is:
    OF Blackmon 36
    MI Story 21
    C G.Sanchez 7

    CI Franco 6
    CI Pujols 5
    OF Piscotty 2

    SP Kluber 27
    SP C.Martinez 20

    RP Davis 10

    • Grey

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      @Ciwa:
      MI Story 21
      OF Braun
      21 Gary

      Maikel, Piscotty, Pujols

      SP Kluber 27
      SP C.Martinez 20

      RP Davis 10

  24. Billy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Fantastic article. Looking for some dynasty advice. 12 team H2h, would you trade away Archer for Polanco/draft pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy: Thanks! Yeah

  25. Mike says:
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    Choose a closer … Osuna, Kimbrel, Davis

      • The Grand Poppy says:
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        @Grey: Smokey has Davis as the top option of the guys I listed. You have him 30 slots lower than Osuna. You have Giles over Kimbrel, Smokey has the opposite. Are you saying I should go with you and take Osuna or with Smokey and take Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with my rankings

  26. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    You switched the envelopes so Moonlight would win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did what I had to do, it really was the best film of the year… Been telling you to see it since November

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I know, it was only in one theater here. Now I’m going to be one of those shlubs who sees it after the fact when I could have been spreading the word beforehand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You, sir, are no schlub — unless you don’t like it, then we can discuss schlubness

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: What about my affinity for multiple catchers and Alton Brown?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t really like Alton Brown, do you? Please say you don’t

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Haha no I don’t.

                Hey we were looking for a new mindless weekly cooking comp show to watch the other day and we came up empty after scouring every media platform we have. Know of anything worthy to watch but not really have to be invested?

                • Grey

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                  I only watch Top Chef (finale is this week) and MasterChef (doesn’t start until summer)… I used to love Worst Cooks in America, but Anne Burrell’s worn on my last nerve

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Maybe we’ll give Worst Cooks a try until she becomes too much. Cutthroat Kitchen made it maybe 10 episodes for us. I used to love the Japanese Iron Chef back in the day.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Japanese Iron Chef was the best! Do you know the “Chairman” on Iron Chef America was simply an actor and had no culinary background whatsoever?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Dam straight, he was in Cradle 2 the Grave with D….M….X.

                      I didn’t know he had zero culinary background though.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I actually went to the premiere of that movie… So bad!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Haha, yes! Of course you were at that premiere. I’ve seen it once and I already told you everything I know about it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All I remember is DMX came to the premiere with a pitbull that barked throughout the movie

  27. Rick Garlinghouse says:
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    Which side? Kluber or Fulmer and Duvall. Martin would be the drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  28. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! In win-now mode in a standard weekly roto keeper. Was offered an $18 Freeman for my $33 Rizzo.

    Which side do you like?

    I’m obsessed with Rizzo and only cautiously optimistic about Freeman . . . but with similar expected production, the discount on Freddie is pretty sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. Big W says:
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    Good morning West Coast Grey!

    Keeper question… Yahoo roto 6×6 with OPS, K/BB. Salary league with a salary cap of $145 mil. We use actual player salaries.

    I’ve had Beltre penciled in as my final keeper bat. He makes 18 Mil in 2017. I’ve been thinking about keeping Schoop instead because my team has a high salary so I’d be left with only being able to draft minimum contract players or very cheap ones anyway. Schoop will only make 3.475 mil in 2017, so that would give me a lot more flexibility for the draft.

    This keeper spot would be a UTIL bat…already have a good 2b keeper…this is why i was leaning towards Beltre initially.

    Now I know in your rankings you have Beltre ranked way ahead of Schoop, but with this being a keeper league, perhaps schoop may be worth the same or possibly even more when you factor in their salaries and age? 30 Bombs and .260 avg with decent counting stats isn’t the end of the world for UTIL, right?

    Would you keep Schoop or Beltre in this situation?

    Thanks in advance!

    Big W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Go w/ Schoop

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: Was hoping you’d say that (can you tell?), haha!

        Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  30. Micah says:
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    Would you trade your Thor for Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  31. HR to the Izzo says:
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    Grey,

    Need to pick 3 keepers based on round I can keep them in this years draft.
    – Corey Seager 3rd rd
    – Rizzo 5th rd
    – Harper 8th rd
    – Archer 15th rd
    – Bradley Jr 19th rd
    – Baez 19th rd
    – Fulmer 19th rd
    – Hendricks 19th rd.

    Rizzo and Harper are clear, but I kept Archer last year and don’t know if I can do it again. Seager would likely be a 1st rounder when take out other teams keepers, but I have some good other options I could keep late. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, Rizzo… Then toss up… Archer

  32. SAll Goooood, Man says:
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    I don’t have much to say, just testing out the name without the apostrophe.

    After the first run at an RCL last year, taking those roster positions settings over to the hometown league. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now if you comment again with same commenter name it should go right through

      • SAll Goooood, Man says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          S’all good, man!

  33. Jonathan says:
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    dynasty league- 10 keepers – i have darvish, carrasco, kluber, and arrieta – who is the weakest SP that i should try to trade for Cano?

    Need 2B and it is by far my weakest position unless i keep peraza.

    what does perazas line look like now that phillips is gone? is peraza more valuable than castro?

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Just did a quick mock off the simulator: 13 Team mixed 6×6 roto. How did I do ? Maybe got too lucky on a few?
    Pick
    C Tom Murphy COL C 249
    1B Tommy Joseph PHI 1B 197
    2B Rougned Odor TEX 2B 38
    SS Francisco Lindor CLE SS 15
    3B Maikel Franco PHI 3B 116
    CI Nick Castellanos DET 3B 223
    MI Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 142
    OF B.Harper OF 12 Keeper
    OF Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF 41
    OF Gregory Polanco PIT OF 67
    OF Hunter Renfroe SD RF 171
    Util Brandon Drury ARI 3B,OF 272
    Util Yulieski Gurriel HOU 3B 275
    SP Jacob DeGrom NYM SP 64
    SP J.Arrieta SP 90 Keeper
    SP Danny Salazar CLE SP 119
    SP James Paxton SEA SP 145
    RP Edwin Diaz SEA RP 93
    RP Tony Watson PIT RP 194
    RP Cameron Bedrosian LAA RP 246
    P Tanner Roark WSH SP 168
    P Jake Odorizzi TB SP 220
    Bench
    Max Kepler MIN
    Carter Capps SD
    David Peralta ARI
    Tyler Glasnow PI

    BN
    BN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know who I like or don’t from my rankings… Obviously I wouldn’t draft your pitching staff

  35. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! 2 questions for ya:

    1) I have 10th pick in my 6×6 keeper league. Can keep Betts in 1st round (10 overall ) or Villar in 10th rd. Have to keep Betts, right??

    2) picking 11th overall , can you rank these options ? ( if I’m keeping Betts, Harper, Ces, Harper & Altuve already)
    – Boegarts, Cano, Blackmon, Villlar,

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Betts 2) Villar

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Seager or Villar ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villar

  36. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREY! Baseball is back!!!

    In an AL only dynasty. i have to trim my roster down 6 players in two weeks. I was just offered this trade

    I give
    Corey Kluber ($26 last year of his contract)
    Tyler Naquin ($6 – 4 years left)

    I receive:
    Byron Buxton ($5 – 4 yrs left)
    Starlin Castro $11 (2 yr left)

    After reading your buxton sleeper post, i’m inclined to do it. It’s important to note that Kluber is my most expensive pitcher and I also have: Archer, Salazar, Paxton, Shoemaker, Dyson and E Diaz as keepers (we keep 13).

    as always, it is appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Grey: thanks partner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, in a points league who would you prefer as your last keeper:

    Hendricks, Lamb, Duvall, Dahl, or Aledmys (whichever one I choose will lose a 10th rounder)
    or Carlos Santana (lose a 5th rounder)

    My other keeper is Freeman (lose a 3rd rounder)

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @asdfasdf: Dahl for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys–but are you sure Dahl will play enough? I’m still worried about that 1B/ OF situation in Colorado. Also this is a points league by the way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  38. Roger Podacter says:
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    tough these days to come at any Coors-cats with Malice,
    but this time we’re gonna take a closer look at a Gonazalez,

    No, that’s not Alex, that is a Carlos – stupid!
    and the way that Grey has laid it out the numbers look putrid.

    You know what they say about a guy with high babip?
    more than likely it will turn into a lower hitting average,

    and if it’s not up in the air, well, you can bet that it’s a grounder,
    so on Grey’s advice, we’ll think it twice, when picking a second rounders.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve never seen South Park, no lie

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Grey:THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN BASEBALL GREY

            I’ll stick pre ’95 Hip Hop references.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thank you!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: not even the movie? i figured you’d have seen that

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Or hopefully they think Mallex Smith is on a “weirdly constructed Braves team” hahaha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  39. Chicken Shack says:
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    Let’s just drink the Jose Peraza kool-aid and say he is great. Like plays every day with high BP and a shit ton of steals.

    What would this do to Billy Hamilton’s value?
    Good or Bad? Ugly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One is batting 1st and one is batting 8th, nothing else is going to change minus 25 runs from one of them, they’ll still both get 40-60 SBs

  40. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    12 team h2h dynasty. we just finished our NA guys draft (yahoo). 4 top names that won’t start year in majors don’t have NA tags in yahoo yet so they couldn’t be drafted. i have worst waiver as i won this mother last year. 28 roster active max, 5 NA max. rule also states you can’t hoard even one extra NA guy. if midseason a 6th or more than that guy gets tagged you have 2 weeks to make your roster only have 5 max NA guys. K’s, BB’s, Slugging, OPS, holds, QS, losses, HR’s against, OBPA

    C sanchez
    1B E5
    2B villar (could go in 3B/SS too)
    SS swanson
    3B franco world empire
    LF k.davis
    CF cain sugar (RF also)
    RF brocktune ( LF also)
    util upton (CF/RF)
    BN forsythe/pedroia
    NA (besides zimmer all of these recently drafted) b.zimmer (CF) /acuna (CF) /fisher (RF)/calhoun
    SP carmart/carrasco/arrieta/kluber/hendricks/richards/V2/a.reyes (yeah still waiting on MF’ing DL slotting)/cotton/bauer/tomlin/j.guerra (MIL) (yeah this pitching is F’ing sick, i took this over less than 3 years ago)
    RP (max 5 slots for these): osuna/f-rod/bush/r.iglesias/n.jones
    NA keller

    1. drop either/both of tomlin/j.guerra for any (and is this order right) of: moore/nova/folty/cobb/finnegan/t.ross? this order taken from QS/holds rater.

    2. drop forsythe for OBP wolf (i probably should’ve kept wolf over forsythe in the first place, didn’t realize i had 3 possible 2B guys, villar will be moved all over for injuries/off days)

    3. due to my exact roster should i drop acuna for best prospect 1B left b.bradley? (barely missed out on tellez)

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron:

      and 4. replace cain sugar with odubel? he wasn’t kept either. due to this few starting roster slots and only 3 OF, no CI/MI this is probably my shallowest league as far as hitters, but big enough benches that it’s much deeper owned SP.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        4. Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Moore, Nova 2. Nah 3. Okay

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: is guerra or tomlin the first dropped in the pitcher chain?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomlin

  41. jaysfan says:
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    Keeper question:

    Who is the better long-term option: Polanco or Dahl?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  42. Nitro says:
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    Keeper question. Keep 7 of these 9, have a $260 budget:
    Miggy $35
    Donaldson $25
    T Turner $21
    Correa $14
    Odor $15
    Degrom $16
    G Sanchez$13
    Bregman $12
    C Santana $9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Miggy or Santana

  43. Chris says:
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    In a 10 team H2H points league who would you prefer?

    Stanton or Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  44. JD says:
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    sup grey – long time… i can keep 3 of the following. i’m thinking polano, marte, schoop. your thoughts?
    m betts – $47
    e encarnacion – $40
    c blackmon – $34
    g polanco – $14
    s marte – $28
    j schoop – $1
    b hamilton – $10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sup, JD? Betts, Marte, Polanco

  45. burningskulls says:
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    Keeper Question again…Keep 5, 10 team, H2H, ESPN Standard Rosters, 6×6 w/ OBP/SLG and Holds. Struggling on the pitchers and keeping both Myers/Votto gives me 2 1B.
    Story – $5
    Votto – $35
    Myers – $8

    Arrieta – $14
    Carrasco – $14
    Salazar – $15
    Taillon – $8
    McCullers – $7

    Thanks for your help! Looking forward to Steam-o-nator again this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story – $5
      Votto – $35
      Myers – $8

      Arrieta – $14
      Carrasco – $14

  46. Casey says:
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    Hey,

    In past seasons you had a page featuring all of the tiers for each position. It was like a spreadsheet, with each column a position, and the players filled in. Is that available yet? Kind of hard to make sense of the pitching tiers in all those paragraphs.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone else did this, but I’m not sure if they’re doing it this year… If they do, I’ll put it up

  47. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto, most mocks ive been drafting
    1rd Miggy
    2nd Trea
    3rd Springer
    4th Odor
    5 th Hanley
    6 th SP
    So far based on first 6 rds where do u think i should lean in rd 7 and 8?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real nice team thru 6 rounds! 7th round is usually a corner or middle man or 2nd OF, BAO

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! Great advice!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Just a refresher..20 team dynasty H2H..OBP instead of avg.
    C.
    1b. Rizzo
    2b.
    3b.
    SS.
    IF.
    LF. S.Marte
    RF. J.D. Martinez
    CF
    OF.

    SP. deGrom
    SP.
    P
    P
    P
    P
    P
    RP
    RP
    RP
    I’m between taking Verlander or Salazar next…Verlander would be my pick in a redraft ..thinking I stay that way and grab the younger upside guys later…He scares me a little though ..make me feel safe lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: he’s gone lol…now it’s Hendricks, Salazar or Rendon…Thinking Salazar and grab some safer guys later…Rendon is tempting me though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Muah

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You!

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Got Salazar..Most likely going bat and an arm next time around..I think there will be some good options…guys are drafting way too young too early…urius went 2 picks before I took Salazar??? Benintendi went before took Marte lol

                • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                  @JeF WiTh 1 F: why take guys that you hope can be as good as guys that are available..not in a first year draft..why not go for it and draft a contender than start out with a rebuild..don’t get it

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Agreed!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s crazy

  49. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’d want Verlander. DeGrom is already a question mark.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I hate it when I forget to hit the reply button.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Yeah I was going to but he’s gone…I’m not as worried about deGrom as you guys are…Let’s face it they’re all risks

  50. Paul Lamb says:
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    Struggling with keepers and Cubitis:

    Schwarber
    Rizzo
    DjLema
    C Seager
    Bryant
    Trout
    Polanco
    KDavis
    Maeda
    Cole
    Tanaka

    So I’m thinking of keeping one of the following: Eaton, Bruce, TAnderson, or Stroman

    or taking this offer:
    C Seager G Cole, and Bruce
    for
    K Seager Darvish and Addy Russell

    What say you Grey ?

    thanks

    Reply

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      Darvish side

      • Paul Lamb says:
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        @Grey: would you just keep a Stroman or make the trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, it was either or? I’d go w/ the trade

          • Paul Lamb says:
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            @Grey: thanks!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  51. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got an offer.

    I give up Duffy and Cain
    I get Sonny Gray and DJ LeMatheiu

    Would you make that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  52. henncoop says:
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    I need 5 keepers in a H2H 10 team yahoo league.
    I plan to keep Bryant, Arenado,Odor & C Seager for sure & leaning with Springer as well
    Other options would be JD Mart, Abreu, Dahl, C. Mart, Cole, or Duffy
    Is my thinking correct in this head to head league keep 5 of your best players every year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, 5 best players

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: So Springer would be my 5th or someone else from the list? Or just go by the rankings? The best 5 are kept with no penalty & I assume younger players have some extra value?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @henncoop: Springer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer

  53. henncoop says:
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    I guess maybe I add that added categories are doubles, triples, K’s, & OBP if that changes anything with those top keepers

  54. primetime says:
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    Grey, can you offer 3 pitchers you like to own this season? Besides the top 10.

  55. Espn jobber says:
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    Grey

    10 team keeper league standard scoring, 3 keepers per team

    For my final keeper who would you pick:

    Moncada in last round
    Fulmer/rich hill 17th round
    Wil Myers 14th round

    Podcast is awesome, you definitely should do a full show on crazy shit your Grandpa says/does.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Espn jobber: Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers… Thanks! Reminds me, we taped a new one yesterday, but I forgot to tell the latest story, oh well, will save for next time

      • Espn jobber says:
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        @Grey:
        Hopefully it involves LBGYNO or storming back from vacation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  56. jack florida says:
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    stuck on keeper choices, 16 teams, 10 keepers, 162 starts at every position, including pitchers, one SP spot–thanks for the advice

    –i need to drop two of these

    segura, k seager, lindor ,polanco ,jd martinez, stanton, odor, benintendi, mazara, c martinez, darvish, price

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @jack florida: I’d drop Mazara and Martinez

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jack florida: I’d lose Mazara and Benintendi

      • jack florida says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks Jef

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, Mazara

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey—this one was a tough one for me.

        just returned from cards vs braves –FOLTY pitched, first batter singled, picked him off, next batter walked, third batter singled, fourth batter up, picks off the runner at second AND catches the guy too far off first. three pick offs in one inning. freeman and swanson are both locked in, only 12 abs each, but nice to see already –Arodys Vizcaino threw 103, 99, 101 his first three pitches on satuerday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A guy like Folty being iffy early in the spring wouldn’t scare me… He’s a guy that needs to get feel for his pitches (hopefully)

  57. WDH says:
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    Will someone please rate this team, pretty new to Fantasy baseball. Thank you! Yahoo, Roto 5X5

    C Russell Martin
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Odor
    3B Rendon
    SS Correa
    OF Stanton
    OF Desmond
    OF Trumbo

    Bench
    Segura
    Bradley Jr
    Kepler
    Mazara
    Devon Travis
    Moreland
    Semien

    SP Duffey
    SP Lackey
    SP Gausman
    SP Walker
    SP Pineda
    RP Melancon
    RP Giles
    RP Colome

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @WDH: you don’t need so many bench bats assuming this is a redraft league..you won’t use them much..better off with deeper pitching staff. Otherwise the team looks good, a little light on speed though .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Need # of teams

  58. Game Of Throws says:
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    Hi Grey, just diving in to your rankings.. thanks for the hard work this off season.

    10 team H2H 5×5…. can keep three of these guys… who you got?

    Arenado, Goldschmidt, Marte, Votto, Boegarts

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Goldschmidt, Marte

  59. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    It’s coming back to me…planning on grabbing C.Santana then 12 picks later Duffy or Maeda if Duffy is gone…took a risk taking Salazar over those two thinking they’d be there based on how the draft has been going..I’m getting close to being right..fingers and toes crossed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta get Maeda or Duffy, and when you do you will have won the league

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: LOL..I accept your mission

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah putting at least one of them with deGrom and Salazar changes the complexion of my staff

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it really does b/c I think who you have are not safe and Maeda or Duffy could add a bit of balance

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Santana went the pick before me so I grabbed Duffy…and planning to grab Kepler on the way back at pick 127

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Great!

  60. Chris2 says:
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    Is there an email address I can send my question to you? I want to post my team that’s in a 20 team dynasty league ( I won) and want your advice on where I need improvement for this year.
    I just didn’t want to post my whole team on the message board but will if that is what needs to happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just post your team

      • Chris2 says:
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        @Grey:

        Keepers are forever with no amounts.
        League uses regular stats plus Batters: strikeouts, OPS, Total bases and walks
        Pitchers Regular stats plus: Losses, K/BB, K/9, QS and holds
        C Lucroy
        1B Rizzo
        2b Altuve
        3b Kyle Seager
        SS Addison Russell
        CI Maikel Franco
        MI Jurickson Profar
        OF Mookie Betts
        OF Joc Pederson
        OF Charlie Blackmon
        UTil Curtis Granderson
        Util Aaron Altherr
        BN AJ Reed
        BN Matt Olson
        NA JP Crawford
        P
        sp Chris Sale
        sp Dallas Keuchel
        RP Kenley Jansen
        RP Tyler Thornburg
        P Will Harris
        p Koji Uehara
        p Sergio Romo
        p Blake Treinen
        BN Aaron Nola
        BN Jake Odorizzi
        BN Alec Asher
        NA Dillon Tate

        We just started our draft, 3 rounds mostly prospects with a sprinkle of non-relevant MLB ready players.
        Where do you see holes? I was thinking of trading Blackmon for either elite pitching or elite younger hitter, but not convinced since im in win now mode.
        Any advice for this team? I was looking at trading for Tim Anderson, Broxton, mazara and Segura. Not sure if it will happen.

        Any advice is appreciated. Love your shizzle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sale, Keuchel, Nola, Odorizzi isn’t a staff… It’s Sale and pray…. Your hitting looks great though no idea how many teams

          • Chris2 says:
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            It’s a 20 team league. 5 na slots. 7 bench spots.
            Anyone you would trade for pitching?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Blackmon works for me

      • Chris2 says:
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        @Grey:

        Just making sure you saw my reply.

  61. The Fridge says:
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    Hello Grey – Looking for some help on auction keepers for this year….14 teams 5×5 using OBP instead of AVG.

    Pick 5 from this group:

    Goldy – 52
    Lindor – 16
    Mookie – 30
    Benintendi – 1
    Sanchez – 13
    J Ross – 6
    Schoop – 4
    Gattis – 4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy – 52
      Lindor – 16
      Mookie – 30
      Benintendi – 1
      Then wild card
      Gary Sanchez

      • The Fridge says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey….Sorry, that’s Aaron Sanchez at $13. Also could keep Odubel Herrera at $13 which could be nice in an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  62. Leon says:
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    I have correa, odor, polanco, buxton and pollock.

    got an offer of santana for pollock. What do you think.

    • Leon says:
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      @Leon:

      Its is a obp slg acg league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a push, looks like you need Santana more, take him

      • Leon says:
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        @Grey:
        I thought so too. Deal done! Im a big fan of santana this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, I like the move!

  63. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Moreland or Tommy Joseph in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ToJo

  64. Stumanji! says:
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    Last minute keeper help (DUE TONIGHT!)
    10 team auction, keep 5:
    1. Rizzo $7
    2. Goldy $28
    3. Correa $5
    4. Scherzer $12
    5. ???

    Options:
    Arenado $41 (Note: Bryant, Machado, Donaldson, Seager, probably Villar, and probably Rendon will all be kept)
    Odor $30
    Bregman $3
    Buxton $5
    Alex Reyes $3
    Hendricks $3
    Taillon $3
    Harvey $4

    Leaning heavily towards ponying up for Arenado since I want to own him again, especially with all those other 3B already off the table, but just wondering if Odor or Bregman are better keeper values. Other names listed just FYI but I have really narrowed it down to Arenado, Odor, or Bregman.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Stumanji!: More info: $200 budget. In last year’s draft, best available players auctioned for the following: Altuve $39 (seems very low in retrospect), Votto $49, Chris Davis $43, Stanton $55, McCutch $49, Cabrera $36, Cargo $28, Kershaw $35…

      I would guess Arenado would go for a minimum for $50 so my rationale is to give up the potential savings on Odor and Bregman and lock him in at $41.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stumanji!: I’d keep Arenado…With Odor being my second choice …option B would be losing Goldy since you have Rizzo and keep Arenado and Odor and fill your line up out better…just a thought, Goldys price isn’t bad so tough call

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks, F. I think Goldy’s price is too good to let go though. Rizzo and Goldy are basically locked into my 1B and CI sots all season, and that combo hasn’t let me down for the past 3 seasons. There is also a Util slot so at times I’ve carried three top 10 1B, which is very nice for power numbers and I don’t have to worry as much about getting a power bat at the leaner positions.

        Important note that I forgot to mention: it’s an OBP league so Odor’s value is a bit suppressed in that regard, despite his great overall counting stats.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Stumanji!: Yeah keep goldy, didn’t realize you had a ci spot…and I’d keep Arenado

  65. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I just got Maeda..I’m thinking take Healy coming back..I need to come out of the next round with an if bat

    • quimmy says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: What round are you in?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @quimmy: I’d be taking Healy in round 9 of a 20 team dynasty..pick 167

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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Love Healy. What are the other best options at IF?

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @quimmy: there’s a good chance I take Justin Turner which is the way I’m leaning but being a dynasty Healy would be my next choice

            • quimmy says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: I would take Turner over Healy for sure

  66. quimmy says:
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    Grey! Need some advice. In my keeper league with k/9 qs and inn as extra pitcher cats, which situation/rotation to go into the draft with do you prefer:

    (we start 6 SP and 3 SP)

    Price
    Taillon
    Matz
    Bundy (rp/sp)
    First pick in the draft would start rd 6

    or

    Price
    Sale
    First pick in the draft would start rd 7

    Sorry about all the specificity. Tough call with the deadline tonight. Thanks sir.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @quimmy: I’d keep price and Sale..too many question marks for me in the first group

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