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You’ve seen Grey’s PEDS, you’ve seen his iOS, you’ve seen his Pitcher Pairings, you’ve seen his rankings, you’ve seen his mustache… doode’s an open book (and actually, he’s got one of them, too). He’s fantasy baseball’s equivalent of Jenna Jameson; he’s willing to show you everything, but he’s not quite as easy as he seems.

This is where I come in. I can’t help you with Jenna (I can’t even get within 500 yards of her, technically), but I can help you with Grey. Specifically, I can help you navigate through his Pitcher Pairings in the midst of a heated draft.

Let’s say it’s the beginning of the 3rd round and you see Clayton Kershaw is still on the board. Your draft strategy never accounted for having an elite SP, but you’re not gonna’ let this value slip by. Now you need to know who to pair him with. You can jump over to Grey’s article, find the paragraph that deals with this scenario, find the sentence that tells you what tier your next SP should be from, find that tier in the SP rankings, and then cross-reference those SPs with the ones still on the board and prepare for your next pick.

Except now it’s the middle of the 5th round and you’ve been auto-drafted Brian McCann and Buster Posey. You don’t need to prepare for the rest of your picks, you need to change your team name to “Catcher Me If You McCann” and prepare for a season of endless mocking.

If only there was a web tool where you could have just clicked on Kershaw’s name and it would have brought you straight to a list of players which your next SP should be selected from… a list which also shows Grey’s Top 300 ranking for each of them (and auction draft value, if you’re into that sort of thing). Guess what? Really, that’s your guess? That’s worst guess I’ve ever heard. Stop guessing.

I’ve created such a web tool, and it’s called APPLES (Albright’s Pitcher Pairing Listing Examination System, anagram courtesy of frequent commenter Steve). You start on the home page where you simply click on the name of the pitcher you’ve selected first. You will be magically transported to a new page where you will see a list of pitchers which Grey feels you should make your next SP. When you make that pick, click on the SPs name and you’ll get a new list… and so on. This goes on for six picks total (again, based on Grey’s recommendation).

There are a few things I should point out:

1. As I’ve already mentioned, this is all based on Grey’s recommendations. I’m not the strategist here, just the guy who made the strategy easier to follow.

2. The lists do not update dynamically, so just because you’ve clicked on a pitcher’s name on one page, his name may still show up on the next page if he’s in the group of recommended pitchers. You’ll just have to remember who you’ve already drafted… shouldn’t be too hard.

3. Depending on what path you take through the Pitcher Pairings, some of the pages you see may look similar. And I don’t mean the way these two look similar, but more like the way Sibel Kekilli from Game of Thrones looks similar to former porn actress Dilara. This is because sometimes your best strategy is to take two SPs from the same group.

4. Which brings me to my final point. Since you may need to take two SPs from the same group, I recommend that you jump ahead a pick (if you have the time) to check if that’s the case. If so, you’ll want to plan accordingly. You don’t want to end up selecting one of the last remaining pitchers from a group only to find out that your next pick should have been from that group, too.

And just one side note to any iPad users out there: I have been working on my own “Draft Bible” of sorts (mine is secular, aside from a brief mention of Jesus Montero and St. Rasburg). I’ve got a color-coded Top 300 with Grey’s ranking and auction value, as well as a check box, next to every player’s name. When you tick the box to indicate a player has been taken, their names are automatically removed from that tab and all other tabs (Players By Position, Pitcher Pairings, Closers, and All SPs). I’ve found it invaluable in my auction and (limited) snake drafts. If you have an iPad and the Numbers app, and you’d like to try it out (it’s free), download the iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft Tool.

Any questions? Please post in the comments below… and here’s that link to APPLES again.

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  1. Scokoe says:
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    I would like the ipad app if you could please send it along. Thanks!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Scokoe, Check your email. If you don’t see it, make sure your email address is correct and let me know (and maybe check in your Spam folder).

  2. Josh says:
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    I would love to try that app!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Josh, Please post your email address and I’ll send it along.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Josh, Just sent it.

  3. Amish G says:
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    Would greatly appreciate the Ipad app send…

    jalthause@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Amish G, Should be in your Inbox.

  4. WallyCleaver says:
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    Just played around with it (APPLES- not that “it”) a little. Excellent. Thank you.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @WallyCleaver, I could always add some pics of Andre Ethier in drag so you could do both at the same time!

  5. Ben says:
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    would definitely like to try out the iPad app

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Ben, Please post your email address and I’ll send it over.

      • Ben says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus,
        bkwasnick@gmail
        thanks

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Ben, On its way.

  6. fishingKamchatka says:
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    i’d like to try out that app.
    thanks for the offer.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @fishingKamchatka, Post your email address, please.

  7. Van Hammersly says:
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    Great post! I think APPLES is really going to come in handy this draft season.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Van Hammersly, Thank you! Glad you likey.

  8. DansUggla says:
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    I would like to try that app.

    Thanks!

    brandon at gmail . com

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @DansUggla, Just sent it at you. Look out!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @DansUggla, Actually, I just got an auto-response saying delivery failed. Please make sure your email address is correct.

      • DansUggla says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus,

        Try Brandon.hedley at gmail dot com !

        Thanks!

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @DansUggla, Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  9. Gamby says:
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    Yes please, I’ll give it a try.
    Thanks
    sgamby1@yahoo.com

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Gamby, Check your email, sir.

  10. Travis says:
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    Great article.

    Thanks for the work. Would love to check the app.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Travis, Thank you! Post your email addy so I can send it to you.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Travis, Sent it, check your Inbox.

  11. JEH says:
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    I’m curious about the ipad app as well.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @JEH, Just need your email address and it’s all yours.

  12. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    AWESOMUS indeed!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Thank you!

  13. Ben says:
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    This is very helpful. I was fumbling around with Grey’s pitcher pairings the other day during a mock draft and this is just what I need.

    I’d love to give the iPad app a spin too. Thanks!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Ben, Cool, love to hear that it’s filling the need I thought was there; I’m not crazy! Post your email address and I’ll send you the app.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Ben, Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  14. Mickey says:
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    would love the ipad app!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Mickey, Just need your email address, please.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Mickey, No problem, should be on its way to you.

  15. Harry Caray's Kid says:
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    Maximus Awesomus indeed….APPLES is a niiiice, if you’re inclined to share I’m inclined to borrow the iPad app…..bbrittingham9@yahoo.com

    mucho gracias from los moocher

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Harry Caray’s Kid, Gracias… y de nada. App sent!

  16. peter says:
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    Please add my name to the growing list of those interested in trying the iPad applet!

    Awesomus: Your APPLES are real, and they’re spectacular. Thanks for doing this; I’ve already spent 5 minutes clicking through different scenarios. And giggling.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @peter, Heheh… that made me giggle. Need your email address and I can send it to you.

      • peter says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, petergmm at gmail – thanks so much!

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @peter, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the app directly from the site.

          • peter says:
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            @Awesomus Maximus, How ’bout that – thanks!

  17. royce! says:
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    I have never learned excel or numbers, so I don’t think the app will help me, but I just wanted to commend you on your writing. Funny shizz.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @royce!, Thank you, much appreciated! All you need to know how to do to use this app is tap the screen to tick the boxes and change tabs. If you want to try it, let me know… and post your email address.

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!, Hah. Good luck getting that iPad back.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, Yeah, good point. It’s probably good anyway because using the app would distract me from drinking. I’ve never drafted sober, and you don’t go and change a winning formula!

  18. t-tocs says:
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    i’d like the app madsigner at gmail

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @t-tocs, Sent it.

  19. Jeff says:
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    Id love to check out the iPad app!!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Jeff, I’d love to send it to you… email please.

  20. JR Ewing says:
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    I would also like to try out that ipad. Please email me and I’ll send you my shipping address to send it to. Thanks.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @JR Ewing, Umm… how about you just post your email address instead and I’ll send it that way?

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, hahahahahahaha

  21. Doog says:
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    This is not only a very cool exercise, but the article was worthy of Razzball. Nice work.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Doog, Wow, that is a compliment that I do not take lightly. Thank you.

  22. L-Boogie says:
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    iPad app please!

    lml07410 at gmail

    Thanks dude.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @L-Boogie, Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  23. kenny powers says:
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    Hey Awesomus Maximus, thanks for the apples! awesome!

    I would also like the ipad app please!!

    pgsrx07@gmail.com

    thanks bro!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @kenny powers, Sent it your way, Mr. Powers.

  24. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    Ha! Brilliant!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Ned Shakeshaft, Thank you! You’re too kind.

  25. JC in the TCs says:
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    I would love to see the Ipad app. Thanks

    jonvwyk76 at gmail

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @JC in the TCs, Coming at you.

  26. Bryan says:
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    Appreciate the offer. I would like to try them APPLES.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Bryan, Need your email address, please.

      • Bryan says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus,

        Sorry,

        Thanks again for the numbers file.

        email address: skookum28@yahoo.com

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Bryan, Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  27. mrobs says:
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    Very funny post… great interactive tool. Will probably use this during my upcoming drafts.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @mrobs, Thank you, thank you, and best of luck!

  28. T.Hunt03 says:
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    Great Idea! Would like to see example…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @T.Hunt03, I can send you the app if you post your email, please.

  29. dj says:
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    Thanks for a great post. I’d love to try the app. dj.redd@gmail.com

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @dj, Thank you! The app is on its way to you.

  30. zombie says:
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    Sweet Apples Indeed. Thank you kindly Mr. Maximus.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @zombie, My pleasure, Mr. zombie. Thank you for the kind, undead words!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Bill, Done. Hope you like.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @JamieB, You got it.

  31. Willem says:
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    Would love to try out that ipad app. Please send to tggmcc@gmail.com

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Willem, Sent… let me know how it works for you.

  32. sotboy6 says:
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    That’s a lot easier than the sheet I was trying to print out. I think it ended up 3 pages across and 2 down. I’d like to try the app, please!
    genocostello@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @sotboy6, Ha! A little HTML comes in handy every so often. Sent you the app.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Dough Boy, Just sent it to your hood, Dough Boy.

  33. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Pretty sure I replied to everyone, and sent the app to everyone who posted their email address. If I missed anybody, please let me know. Thanks.

  34. Steve M says:
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    Great job Awesomus, can you send the ipad app my way too? somyers5 at yahoo

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Steve M, Thank you! Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  35. I am always up for a new app.
    My e-mail is:
    iganderson at yahoo.com
    Thanks.
    Ivar

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Ivar Anderson, Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  36. Mel says:
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    LOVE the online version, and would find the iPad app extremely valuable for my local in-person drafts. Please send, if you don’t mind.
    liftapint@yahoo.com. THANKS!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Mel, Thank you! Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  37. Jake says:
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    That iPad draft bible sounds awesome. I would love to check it out if you could send a copy/link my way. jhwcell@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Jake, Sent it. If you don’t see it, Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  38. letsgobravos says:
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    Would love to check out the app. I assume it will work on a macbook pro with #s. scottfuqua@gmail.com. TIA!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yep, absolutely. Just tick the boxes with your pointer instead of your pointer finger (obviously). Grey just added a download link to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  39. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    ***** UPDATE *****

    Grey just added a download link for the iPad Draft App to the site. Click the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” link at the top of this page, and then look at the bottom of that page for the “iPad Fantasy Baseball Draft App” link.

  40. Greg says:
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    Awesomous,

    Great work on the SP picker. I’d love to have the iPad application, too, if possible.

    Thanks for your hard work…

    Greg

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Greg, Thanks, Greg! If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the app directly from the site.

  41. John says:
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    Hey man, that’s pretty bad ass! Thanks for sharing

  42. chata says:
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    @ Awesomus :

    from the guy who doesn’t have a cell phone nor an ipad ,
    good luck on your APPLES and your app .

    as a 1st-time rcl player , i look forward to going up against a draft
    full of guys that are using a pick and selecting one of these guys as
    their 6 SP :
    Hiroki Kuroda (300) $5
    John Danks (300+) $4
    Mark Buehrle (300+) $2
    Ivan Nova (300+) $3
    Gavin Floyd (300+) $9
    Brett Cecil (300+) $1
    Homer Bailey (300+) $7
    Chris Sale (300+)
    Brad Peacock (300+) $7

    who are you recommending for a 7th SP ?

    zig – zag …. should be an interesting year .

    • Awesomus Maximus

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      @chata, Luckily I don’t have to do any recommending (can’t blame me).

      I haven’t found it necessary to dip that deep into the SP pool in my mocks, but I do auction drafts almost exclusively. No idea if it’s the same in snake drafts.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus,

        Thanks a ton man! Looks very helpful. Appreciate the hard work you put into this.

        • Awesomus Maximus

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          @letsgobravos, Not a problem. I actually enjoy this sort of thing, and I’ve already got a bunch of ideas on how to improve it next season.

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Be careful what you wish for ;-)

      Not sure any of those guys are terrible as a 6th starter. Chances are your 6th starter will be on and off your team all year.

  43. Critter Nagurski says:
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    Oh shit, a guest post on razzball that was actually funny. Everything I thought I knew….

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Critter Nagurski, Much appreciated. I wish I could take credit, but it’s gotta’ be the ‘stache.

  44. kangaroo hops says:
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    I would love to try to try the iPad app as well. Should I FedEx my iPad to you for you to install? Or if it would be easier–can you send it to ver_steeg at yahoo dot com.

    I might just use the Numbers version on the Mac–it is very handy–but if I use my iPad, my trained monkey Bobo can click the players as they are taken, thus saving me valuable time.

    Thanks for the valuable comments and app!

  45. kangaroo hops says:
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    Nevermind about the app. I just downloaded it. Bobo will be ecstatic!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @kangaroo hops, Did Bobo toss feces at the TV when Rise of the Planet of the Apes didn’t win the Oscar?

    • Awesomus Maximus

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      @Arussell1983, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the app directly from the site. No need to wait.

    • Arussell1983 says:
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      @Arussell1983, I downloaded the app but how do i open it on an ipad (new ipad owner here <-) thanks!

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Arussell1983, You need to have the Numbers app. Then, I think you should be able to put my tool in your iCloud storage and open it from within Numbers.

  46. exactly says:
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    APPLES is tasty, my man!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @exactly, Thanks! It goes well with a nice chardonnay.

  47. steve b says:
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    great tools here but awesomus I’m worried about you.You gotta come up out of the basement once in a while.Cant drink code red and watch computer screens all the time.. : )

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @steve b, Who am I, Kevin Smith from Die Hard (who I imagine is not terribly different from Kevin Smith in real life)?

  48. Cabby says:
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    I would like the iPad app please. cacampb2@dal.ca. Thanks

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Cabby, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  49. cookus maximus says:
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    Thanks for the APPLES tool – definitely handy during the heat of a draft!

    One suggestion, it would be nice if you had other non-recommended options as well as Grey’s. It would help us recover from either a botched pick (damn autodraft button!) or that personal preference that we just can’t do without (sorry Grey – I take your advice 85% of the time!).

    Thanks again!

    • Awesomus Maximus

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      @cookus maximus, Hmm… not sure how I would handle that without causing confusion. I would say that you should just place the pitcher in the pick/tier where YOU think he should be (as opposed to where Grey puts him). Like… if you think Hamels belongs in the first group and you pick him, click on the first group rather than where I have Hamels (second group) in order to continue. Make sense?

  50. JJ says:
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    Doode, awesome writeup! I’d be very interested to check out the app too… please send to jkelly2414@yahoo.com. thanks!!!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @JJ, Thank you, kind sir. If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  51. This is a great tool. I was thinking I would just memorize the tiers because I am a Shakespearean actor and I can do that with no probs, but then I realized I am not a Shakespearean actor. So maximas gratias, Maximus.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @The Miracles, That’s hilarious… thanks for the laugh.

  52. Jtjordan_design says:
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    Very helpful. Would definitley like to check out the app, and thanks for the great info!-allmanbrothersfan@hotmail.com

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Jtjordan_design, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  53. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    APPLES looks like a great tool, something that could be very useful. The first time I tried it though, I drafted Ian Kennedy and for the life of me I can’t find him anywhere in it….

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Grey has Ian Kennedy ranked pretty low overall, so I think there is little to no chance of you getting him where Grey has him. I would say that you should decide what tier YOU think Kennedy should be in, and then click on that group to start the process.

  54. AStue says:
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    I play in an 8 team league with deep rosters, how should I adjust my pitching using APPLES? I feel that I will have a pretty light starting staff if i go with the pairings it offers.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @AStue, Yeah, 8 teams is going to make a huge difference. Personally, I would take one pitcher from the first tier (Halladay group), one from the second tier (Hamels group), two from the Gio group, and two from the Matt Moore group. Obviously you can hit up Grey in his latest post if you want a second opinion.

      • AStue says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, that is about what I was thinking too, just wanted to hear it from you. Thanks for the help

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Bigwormsherm, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  55. StateOfGrace says:
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    I would like the Ipad app as well. Thanks. pjnash22@gmail.com

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @StateOfGrace, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  56. larryjoebird says:
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    I didn’t see yu darvish in any group.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @larryjoebird, Yeah, he wasn’t in a tier when I made this up. In my mocks, I’ve been considering him in the Gio group, after Anibal. I’ve been meaning to mention in to Grey and make sure he concurs, and then add his name to APPLES. Thanks for reminding me.

  57. larryjoebird says:
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    Thanks. Very strong work on this. Also, I would appreciate it if you could please send me that ipad asap (feel free to include a few $20’s too).

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Tom, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  58. YoMommaSoUggla says:
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    I am in shock and awe……….

    Any intention of doing this for hitters? And then a combination of hitters and pitchers? Ya know, in case I’m frontal lobotomy-brain-dead-hung-over-comatose during draft day.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @YoMommaSoUggla, No, probably not this season. I may tweak the iPad Draft Tool, but probably just to my personal preferences. I’m pretty sure I’m done coding draft tools for this year.

  59. Danno says:
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    I’m in a 12 team, 5×5 keeper league (7 Keppers). As it turns out I was lucky enough to have Grenkie and Lee as two of my keepers. Which tier should I target for my next pitcher?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Danno, That’s pretty close to the Hamels group, then Haren group scenario. I’d follow that (Moore group, Sanchez group, Sanchez group, last group). If you wanted to be extra strong, you could go Moore/Moore/Sanchez/last, but that’s too much investment in SP for my taste.

  60. Tom says:
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    Is this worth $10? I dont have numbers and wouldnt consider buying it but for this. So anyone that is using it how do you like it? Worth $10?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Tom, Not sure how many people are revisiting this post anymore. You might get a better response if you reply to a few people directly who posted they’d gotten the tool (and are using it).

      I do use Numbers a little bit other than for this, but to me it’s worth the $10. Of course, it’s 80% tailored for me and 20% things I don’t use, but know others find useful… however, I think I’m pretty close to your average FBB player.

  61. Randy 24/7 says:
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    I had the same concern about it not being deep enough, but it was useful in assembling my keeper list for the upcoming season. Assuming you know what you are talking about, I already rostered Dan Haren, Gio Gonzalez, and Ricky Romero. I had mixed feelings on Romero and he wasn’t on APPLES so I flipped him for a draft pick and turned around and traded for Matt Cain. I’m guessing the redundancy of lists after Haren means 1) Haren is a good SP1 due to how well he performs in all categories, thus allowing one to have more options with their other pitchers, 2) Gio Gonzalez and Matt Cain must both be good fits due to how their performance in certain categories match well. I’m assuming you know what you are talking about and that I’ve done well in listening to you (or your app or whatever). I figured I’m probably good with earned runs and walks (Haren and Cain) and I should make my next pitcher acquisition a guy with high strikeout potential to go along with Gio. Top it off with a guy who can tack on some wins and I should be good to go.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Randy 24/7, Haren is pretty much a top SP option, and Romero isn’t on the list because he is not a recommended pick. Cain is a solid pickup.

      All three of your SPs are good K guys, and you’re in great shape as far as WHIP goes. Wins are impossible to predict, so I would just make your next three picks from the recommended groups and not worry about anything specific… just good value.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Project_badass, If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  62. Rob says:
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    Do you know why I get a safari error when I try to download your iPad app. I have the numbers app…Thx

    Great Stuff…Interesting takes on drafting

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Rob, Hmm… no idea. I just clicked on the link in Safari and it downloaded perfectly (and opened in Numbers automatically). Try holding down the Option key when you click the link.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @GregG, Then I give you permission to download it. If you look towards the bottom of the article (or on the “2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings” page) you’ll see a link that Grey has added to download the tool directly from the site.

  63. Randy 24/7 says:
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    Stop posting your email addresses asshats. I get an email every time you do it. You should have read the damned comments that said you no longer need to post it. Now I get an email every time you want to post your email address, which would be fine if it was a legit response to the topic.

    2 Legit 2 Quit

  64. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Randy 24/7, Heheh… asshats.

  65. Robert says:
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    Sorry to post here but… I downloaded the #s app and I still get a safari error message when trying to dl the fbb app. Pls help as I’m typing w. one hand and feeding my 3 month old!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Robert, Are you trying to download it through Safari on your iPad, or on your computer?

  66. Robert says:
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    Im dl’ed via iPad. I have pc’s in the house…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Robert, Post your email address and I’ll send it to you. Once you get it, open the email on your iPad’s Mail app. Tap on the attachment and it will show you a preview. Tap the curved arrow at the top right of the screen and choose “Open in Numbers” from the menu. That should do it.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Robert, Never mind, just go here:

      http://www.kevinkwalter.com/draft_app.numbers

      Now you should see a preview of the app. Tap anywhere on the app and then choose Open in “Numbers” from the menu that appears.

  67. Robert says:
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    Thanks! Got it.

  68. Herschel says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: any chance you could email me the app per above?

    herscheldesigns@yahoo.com

    Thanks.

      • Herschel says:
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        @Steve: I tried but I get an error message that says Safari cannot download the file.

        • Steve says:
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          @Herschel, Are you on an iPad or a Mac/PC? I think you need to be on a computer rather than a tablet.

  69. Herschel says:
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    On an iPad. Thought it was an iPad app….I’ll try on a laptop.

    • Steve says:
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      @Herschel, It’s not an app as such, rather a Numbers document.

      • Herschel says:
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        @Steve thanks! Not to sound like a total moron, but what program do I open it with?

        • Steve says:
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          @Herschel, You’ll need the Numbers app installed on your iPad.

          • Herschel says:
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            @Steve. Got it….never been accused of being tech savvy.

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @Herschel, You need to have Numbers on your iPad. Then you can go here on your iPad in Safari:

              http://www.kevinkwalter.com/draft_app.numbers

              Now you should see a preview of the spreadsheet. Tap anywhere on the spreadsheet and then choose Open in “Numbers” from the menu that appears.

  70. Would like to try the app please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s under the 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings tab at the top of the page…

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