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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the strikeout pitcher.  I jumped on the Wandwagon during last year’s preseason for this reason.  So it’s only natural that I’m excited about Jonathan Sanchez.  First, let’s expand briefly on why the K pitcher gets me all googly.  I recently said this to frequent commenter, Simply Fred.  Me, “ERA is fielding dependent.  Obviously fantasy depends on ERA, so it shouldn’t be ignored, but it can be taken with a grain of salt.  ERA is a lot like average.  There’s wide variances and the two stats aren’t always controlled by the player.  Say a hitter is a .280 hitter.  Depending on luck that hitter can be a .310 hitter or a .260 hitter, but in the end his skills say he’s a .280 hitter.  Same with a pitcher.  A pitcher can be a 3.20 pitcher and fall anywhere between 2.80 and 3.60 ERA and still be a 3.20 pitcher.  Pitchers only really control a few things.  One of those things is Ks.  If they’re a K pitcher, they should, without injuries or other anomalies, get Ks.  So a pitcher can be a 180 K pitcher with a 3.75 ERA.  Or a 180 K pitcher with a 3.50 ERA.  Or a 180 K pitcher with a 4.00 ERA.  The one constant — the Ks.”  I.e., Believe in the K.  In this game of fantasy baseball, you want as many sure things you can get.  The 40 homer hitter, the 40 steal threat and the 180 strikeout pitcher.  Which brings us to Jonathan Sanchez and why he’s a 2010 fantasy baseball sleeper.

On June 22nd of last year, Sanchez moved to the bullpen because his last three of four starts were shellackings.  As in, he got shelled while lacking command.  Whether Righetti twirled Sanchez on his fork with or without a spoon, it’s unbeknownst to me, but Sanchez posted a 3.48 ERA after that brief trip to the bullpen.  But, more importantly, his strikeouts held strong and his walks were down.  In the season as a whole, Sanchez had a 9.75 K/9.  For those iffy on math, that means if he gets 200 innings, he’s getting more than 200 strikeouts.  A 200 strikeout pitcher who is being drafted in the final rounds of a 12 team mixed league draft?  That sounds mighty nice.  Is he going to kill you on WHIP?  Probably a bit, but as mentioned like five sentences ago, he started to control his wildness.  To mix metaphors, let’s put a bow on this sundae and put it in the oven.  He pitches his home games in a pitcher’s park and he’s only 27 years old.  All told, Jonathan Sanchez is a 2010 fantasy sleeper.

  1. Mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey do you prefer sanchez or feliz?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mikey boy324: Depends on the team you’ve assembled. I’d probably end up with Filthy Sanchez.

  3. Mikey boy324 says:
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    Yank could see that..really looking foward to the pitching rankings keep up the good work

  4. matthole says:
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    @Grey: sanchez, cueto, or scherzer?

  5. Steve says:
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    I’ve taken the guy in every mock I’ve done, so I agree with every single word.
    And when you’re not drafting with other Razzballers, you’ll have no trouble getting him late.

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @matthole: Cueto, Sanchez… In that order.

  7. Neil says:
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    Great post! I like Sanchez a lot as a #5 or #6 fantasy SP. The awesome Ks, good team and pitcher’s park are all plusses. And even with the brutal control, the high K/9 and decent HR/9 give him a very nice FIP – 3.85 in 2008 and 4.17 in 2009. Not too shabby and at age 27, room to grow! I much prefer Sanchez over pretty much every 5.0 K/9 pitcher that starts for the Nats and the Pirates, LOL.

  8. Steve says:
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    Well, well, well. Matthews to the Mets with Beltran “expected to miss the early part of the season.”
    Angels get Stokes in return. Any fantasy value there? Seems better in real baseball than in fantasy.

  9. Tarasco'sSecretStash says:
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    Dig it, Grey. He’s on my watch list and I’m glad to see the backup. For deep, dark leagues (mine’s 16), what say you between these three as potential end-of-the-draft/waiver fodder guys with big K upside: Kris Medlen, Derek Holland, and Chris Tillman?

  10. Jo says:
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    Can I recommend a post for Kendry Morales? I have a hard time deciphering just how different he is from Votto. I don’t see how he goes so much later, but everyone seems to love Votto and hate on Kendry. And when I recommend this, will you do this? Grazie senior

  11. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Jo: I could see a post Kendry vs. Votto, will try to work it in.

  12. sean says:
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    Are you sure that this dude isn’t gonna go all Manny Parra on us? Still, you have to like any high K pitcher who is going to toss the majority of his starts in the NL West.

    Any thoughts on Zito? Was the second-half renaissance for real?

    5-4 2.83 ERA 1.29 WHIP, 84 IP, 7.7K/9 2.0 K/BB

  13. matthole says:
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    @Grey: which rd would you think lance berkman is a steal? thanks

  14. Grey

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    @sean: Zito? Bleh, I can’t get excited about him, sorry. I hope Dirty doesn’t go Parra on us, there’s that possibility though. He is after all a last round-type pick.

    @matthole: 8th

  15. gaucho says:
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    You love the K I hate the BB, walks are the destroyers of era and whip.

  16. Grey, I wish you would stop posting your sleepers as we have very similar views this year (probably because I’ve been coming to your site for so long). Anyway, your ruining it for me! haha

    I’ve been advocating a ‘punt’ average strategy for some time for this same reason. Everyone says I’m crazy, but you can build a great team that way and as you said you need to view average as a range, not a projection.

  17. BostonFansAreStoopid says:
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    Great analysis, Sanchez looks like he will be well worth a pick when reaching for a starter late in drafts. The 3.48 ERA after the bullpen stint is very surprising.

  18. Chuck Noblet says:
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    Is a Johnny Cueto post sleeper post forthcoming? What kind of numbers do you see out of him this year, assuming Dusty doesn’t pull a Dusty on his arm? 12-14 wins, 3.75 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 175 K’s a reasonable expectation for Cueto this year?

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BleacherGM: Yeah, you don’t want a team of all .260 hitters, but it is a range.

    @BostonFansAreStoopid: Thanks!

    @Chuck Noblet: Forthcoming indeed. Pull a Dusty – ha! Those numbers look around where he’ll be.

  20. The Dude says:
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    So, I meant to ask this in the OF thread, but better late than never…

    I play in an OBP league w/out AVG – how much does that affect Adam Dunn’s value?

    Thanks, and loving the Razzoffseason.

  21. Grey

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    @The Dude: Thanks! More valuable then, makes him a top 10 to 15 outfielder.

  22. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Prolly time to start my keeper research, how you like Wandy as a 5 buck keeper?

  23. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Cool, let me check prices on other guys and get your opinion. Be right back.

  24. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Ok, just some thoughts. No Kiwi’s or alcoholics allowed.

    Bills, Shields-10
    Hamels-15
    Weaver, Homer, Mad Bum-5

    Adam Jones, Cruz-5

    I like to keep a cheap pitching staff as you know, but can I build it out of these guys and still keep Jones and Cruz? Are Jones and Cruz worth keeping? Or should I just keep these K pitchers?

  25. Grey

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    @BigFatHippo: How many do you keep again? I’d keep Jones, Cruz, Bills and Wandy, in that order.

  26. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: We keep 6 with a 300 cap.

    Jones, Cruz, Bills, Wandy, Hamels, Shields? Or do I just give up on Shields and look elsewhere?

  27. BigFatHippo says:
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    @brett: Ha!

  28. Grey

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    @BigFatHippo: Forget that noise, I’d take Hamels or Weaver instead of Shields.

  29. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: You cannot stop us, you can only hope to contain us.

  30. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: OK, I’ll keep both and dump Shields. Thanks man, as always…………”you rock!”*

    * cause you don’t really, there’s no music on here, that’s irony, and I’m gettin drunk and ramblin, somebody stop me…………..

  31. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Hey, I said no Kiwi’s………

  32. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I have email and internet on my phone. There’s nowhere to hide.

  33. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Oh yes there is, I own a cave in Southern Illinois, but there’s no internet access, just moss, toadstools and skeletons…………you’re next!

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Sounds like some Deliverance stuff right there.

  35. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Oink oink.
    Hippo’s neighbours describe him as “a quiet guy who keeps to himself.”

  36. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Careful Grey, you got a purty mouth under that ‘stache………….

  37. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Ha! I’m anything but.

    Who you keepin?

  38. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Cain, Cano, Car-Go, Votto, Grandy and VIctorino I think.

  39. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Sweet, I think I drafted all those guys but CarGo for you, you’re welcome. Take it easy on me this year buddy, maybe they’ll finally let me trade with you.

  40. mc serch says:
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    @BigFatHippo: you guys are funny! I find that Ubaldo, Sanchez and De la Rosa are all attainable in rounds 10 plus…Kershaw not much earlier….is that too much NL west to to build a staff around? who do you add to that mix to bring the WHIP down (apologies to the Stones)?

  41. John says:
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    how much of a difference do you see between sanchez and de la rosa?

  42. Grey

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    @John: dlR and Sanchez are very close.

  43. big o says:
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    @John:
    @Grey:

    they hold hands all time time .
    when dlR lets go ,
    sanchez shops .

  44. Shmorgie S. Board says:
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    @Grey: You take both Cueto and Sanchez over Scherzer?

  45. Shmorgie S. Board says:
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    I’m guessing “sleeper” = “underrated,” ie. will outperform his ADP. Si? Ja? Zsa Zsa?

    I thought Johnny O’Sanchez was a sleeper last year, I just missed getting him in a late round. This year, anybody who sleeps on a 27-year old with 177 Ks in 163 IP and a very manageable 1.37 WHIP is someone bound to lose their lunch money in a game of tic-tac-toe. Only 22 guys had more Ks than Sanchez last year.

    To me, he’s a #2 SP in a typical league, with some risk and upside. I agree with Grey about Ks being in your control. I generally put any SP I can count on for 150-175 Ks in the #2 SP range and rank them within that range based on the finer points (ie. k/bb ratio, hr rate, do they know a bidet from a Krups kaffee machine?).

    Here’s the thing about drafting SPs with high K-rates: if your ERA or WHIP are inflated (I’m looking at you, China), you can pick up SPs or even middle men to help out without having to chase Ks too much. I draft for things I can control — HRs, SBs, Ks, and even SVs — and then manage from there.

    Johnny O’Caveat: his k/bb ratio last year was exactly 2:1, which is just barely on the good side of “good.” In fact, his walks/IP seemed to go up a bit last year (although maybe not evenly, did he cut them down in the second half?). So unless his stuff has become less hittable (which is possible, I bet Fangraphs would be helpful), his ERA and WHIP could regress (something I do every day if I have a late lunch).

    Good rule of thumb: chase Ks, not Ws.

  46. Shmorgie S. Board says:
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    @Grey: Ouch, I own Max in a keeper league. Is it the AL, or his terrible inefficiency (high pitch counts)?

    I also have Wandy, who I think is a big injury risk this season (check his curve-ball frequency, Grey… in fact, you taught me to do that!).

    We get to keep 10. I’ll see about dealing to get a SP back I can trust more than those two. Elsewise, I could sport the biggest elephant balls of all and go with 10 hitters into our draft.

  47. big o says:
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    @Shmorgie S. Board:
    zsa zsa ?
    that’s funny stuff .

    apparently our Grey , and other experts , are under some sort of
    contractual obligation to reveal their sleeper picks .
    the reader’s responsibility is to see the merit of their picks ,
    and spread the word …. thereby killing the value .

    it’s a hard road to walk , and i appreciate his efforts ,
    but it seems kind of catch-22-ish .

    re : your 10 hitter strategy idea ,
    it would seem an easy target
    for china .
    are you sure you want to do that ?

  48. Steve says:
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    @big o: Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Shmorgie S. Board: Zsa Zsa… It’s the AL, terrible inefficiency and inning count jump. I like those elephant balls.

  50. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey…I like the post…dirty sanchez is my boy!

    How about Brett Anderson as a sleeper?? He’s going SUPER late but had some ridiculous peripherals in ’09! Similar to the King at 21…

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Alex: If you’re taking a late flier, sure. I like Sanchez better.

  52. Mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey I know you were on the wandwagon last year do you see him repeating last years numbers?

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  54. Eddy says:
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    Grey I just bought the yahoo fantasy 2010 magazine an I was wondering why you chose Alfonso Soriano over Jay Bruce in the 9th round?

  55. nate marcum says:
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    Is Gil Meche even ownable anymore? Very cheap keeper, but its an undroppable keeper league. Got burned last year and don’t want to deal with that this year. Where has John Maine gone? Is he gonna have an impact.

    Had to be a Razzball Thesauras during a mock draft yesterday. Seems more people are checking out the site and not taking the time to understand what SAGNOF, schmohawks, etc mean. Of course I lied to them… I hate to share.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Monique Elisabeth: Thanks! I give them my creative spelling of creative award.

    @Eddy: Throw people off the scent! Nah, he’s above Bruce in the rankings.

    @nate marcum: Forget Meche… Maine hasn’t really gone.

  57. Grey

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    @Eddy: BTW, check out the Mark Reynolds profile blurb.

  58. Eddy says:
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    HA!! Who says Razzball terms can’t seep into the mainstream?!? I was half-expecting Polanco’s name to be spelled a little differently too :P

    I’m separating the top 300 into 12 players intervals and I’m looking at the discrepancy between MDC and Yahoo! rankings.

    In yahoo, Butler is in the 7th round, Mauer is 10th OVERALL (and they expect him to hit 36 HRs [yet they all advocate that he's overdrafted]), Howard is 14 overall, Crawford is 9th overall, and Andrus is at a ridiculous early 11th round. It’s a double-edged sword because in my main draft my league mates aren’t too keen on who’s a bargain or not and they’ll probably let the default rankings guide them. So I’ll catch a break if I pick after 10th and let a guy who has that Mauer ManCrush get seduced by his ‘burns and reap the rewards with a possible Longoria/Howard tandem.

    Btw, I was very surprised to see you draft Meche and Burnett considering you advise us commenters to avoid them like the plague. Any explanation?

  59. Grey

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    @Eddy: I only did the NL West player profiles but wouldn’t matter at the time Crapolanco was still in the AL.

    re: Meche — Do as I say not as I do! Joking. Yeah, that draft was back in October. I wouldn’t put too much credence into my picks.

    re: Burnett — I do like Burnett more this year. Meche is still a bleh.

  60. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    No worries, Razzball is literally what I’m drafting by. Anything else is just supplementary and I know drafts can be fickle (especially when you did that in October). Plus, i did a little background check, if you will, when I first encountered this site about a month ago by comparing your pre- and post-season rankings and you passed with flying colors. Haven’t looked back since.

    Did you also do their 2010 projections or just their blurbs?

  61. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Thoughts on this 5X5 ESPN mock on MDC this a.m. Full draft, 3 players left late rounds.

    C Matt Wieters R8 P5
    1B Ryan Howard R1 P6
    2B Ian Stewart R14 P5
    3B Chase Headley R20 P5
    SS Asdrubal Cabrera R16 P5
    MI Scott Sizemore R19 P6
    CI Joey Votto R3 P6
    OF Matt Holliday R2 P5
    OF Curtis Granderson R4 P5
    OF Jay Bruce R9 P6
    OF Julio Borbon R15 P6
    OF Nolan Reimold R18 P5
    UT Drew Stubbs R21 P6
    SP Jon Lester R5 P6
    SP Jake Peavy R6 P5
    SP Cole Hamels R7 P6
    SP Ricky Nolasco R13 P6
    SP Jonathan Sanchez R17 P6
    SP Justin Duchscherer R22 P5
    RP Andrew Bailey R10 P5
    RP Billy Wagner R11 P6
    RP Rafael Soriano R12 P5
    BN Matt Thornton R23 P6
    BN Madison Bumgarner R24 P5
    BN C.J. Wilson R25 P6

    Thought 1st four of Howard, Holliday, Votto, and Grandy was strong.
    Thought I would be stuck with:
    Kendrick in R14, shocked Stewart still there.
    A.Escobar R16, Asdrubal still there.
    Nolasco a steal R13?
    Had targeted Cordero R10 but gone.
    Hamels a bit early, but …
    ???

  62. Grey

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    @Eddy: I just wrote NL West player blurbs. And I think I did Astros and Nats… Don’t fully remember without having it in front of me.

    @Simply Fred: I think your assessments are pretty right on. 1st 4 guys, strong. Stewart won’t be that low in an RCL, but that seems about right for a bunch of ESPN hucksters. Headley’s fine, but you realize he really might not be that good. I mean, he’s just okay. Nolasco is a steal there. I think your fellow drafters may be a little iffy. Hamels fine, but Peavy was unnecessary there. You don’t need three back to back pitchers. Strong staff overall though and good hitting. If Borbon and Stubbs don’t work out you’ll obviously be in trouble for speed, but hopefully they do work out.

  63. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Thanks. Yeah, quality of drafters suspect. Wasn’t seeing that kind of availability most drafts. At R20 for my 3B I’m not expecting much.

    RE: 3 pitchers that high. Having trouble there. If I pick another OF then I would have one less OF later, and I need both Borbon and Stubbs. Option at 3B that level is M. Young, bleh. Basically, don’t know who to put in the 5 hole instead.

  64. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Does Tejada’s return to BAL boost either his projections or his ranking (will soon have eligibility at 3B)?

  65. Grey

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    @Simply Fred: I don’t think it does anything for his projections. His value goes up marginally with extra eligibility.

  66. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    maybe more rbi opportunities for miggy ?

  67. Jacob says:
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    Hi grey, hoping for a little advice. I am in a 12 team, 2 catcher and 5 outfielder NL only league. I was offered a 3 for 1, getting a combo of andy laroche elijah dukes, jeremy affeldt and a #7 pick for either wandy rodriguez or ubaldo jiminez. I’m in a good place with pitching but weak on hitting and I’ve basically nixed trading ubaldo as ive got him for $2. but what about hopping off the wandwagon?

  68. Bobandy says:
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    Grey- I have 6 of my 7 keepers decided– MCab, Werth, J Upton, Sandoval, McCann, Alexei– For my 7th spot I’ve been leaning towards Wainwright, but I can trade him for Pedrioa. WHo would you rather keep, Pedrioa or Wainwright?

    Also please rank these Sagnof OFs in order of who you’re most likely to target
    Borbon, Davis, Gardner, Morgan, Bourn, Pierre, Fowler, Gomez– Any others if I’m missing them

    Thanks

  69. Jacob says:
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    oh and i forgot to mention ,the #7 pick is for the minor league draft, major leaguers are done by auction

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: I have him down for 85, I wouldn’t give him more.

    @Jacob: I wouldn’t do either of those trades.

    @Bobandy: Pedroia… Steals Ain’t Got No Face means they’re pretty much interchangeable. I’d definitely target the ones I listed in my top 40 outfielders post over ones I didn’t list.

  71. Fantasy Gameday is hosting another mock draft this Wednesday at 8 PM EST on Mock Draft Central. Password is FGD2010. 12 team 5×5 mixed league draft. Come see who is going when in drafts.

  72. Simply Fred

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    @big o: Thought you were never going to draft at MDC again? Did you find something about it you liked?

  73. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Zimm seems to have a slight edge across the board on Youk. How much does Youk’s added eligibility 1B/3B add? Would you pick Youk over Zimm?

  74. Real Tom says:
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    I can’t help but think Bills will end up being drafted where I could actually get him. He had one of those years that wasn’t nearly as bad as it feels because it ended SO bad.

    Grey, you still looking to draft Billingsley?

  75. Grey

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    @Simply Fred: They’re virtually the same but Zimmerman has the chance for steals and upside.

    @Real Tom: I like him still, yeah.

  76. Nick0rz says:
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    I had a horrible mock draft today. It was brutal. Ugh. A panic pick in the 5th, picking Markakis a round or two too early. At least I got Andrus who I was targeting, but even he couldn’t salvage it for me.

  77. Simply Fred

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    @Nick0rz: Haven’t seen Markakis going past the 5th in very many mocks. Breathe in, breathe out.

  78. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Teacher’s pet recommended running this one by you. Which the better pairing:

    G.Floyd/Cordero
    E.Jackson/Marmol

  79. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: You taught him well. Of course he LISTENS! :-)

  80. Nick0rz says:
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    @Simply Fred: Nah the panic pick in the 5th was different. I took Markakis in the 4th, and I swore I wouldnt take him this year. He’s disappointed me too much the past 2 years.

  81. big o says:
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    @Simply Fred:
    the people .

    are you in that draft ?
    what draft position do you have ??

  82. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    mock drinking draft,go to forums,then view active topics,wednesday night at 8

  83. Simply Fred

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    @big o: No, password protected and it has my 2 catcher love.

    People is good. Glad you got past that temp frustration. Bring ‘em to their knees.

    BTW: I have moved off of Utley to Arod based in no small part on your supreme belief!

  84. big o says:
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    @Simply Fred:
    utley is grey’s boy .
    don’t go pitting him against me .
    he’s smarter .

  85. Simply Fred

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    @big o: Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?

    Grey would say: “Depends on what type of team you’re putting together.”

    Comes down to I would rather target Stewart at 2B than at 3B.

  86. Eddy says:
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    Is Auston Jackson worth a late flier seeing as he’s gonna be given every shot to leadoff for the Tigers?

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Very late flier, sure. But he doesn’t seem like he’ll be much more than some light speed.

  88. Simply Fred

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    @Eddy: I think Sizemore will take over that spot. Don’t think Jackson has displayed strong enough performance in minors to expect immediate success. His .300/.354/.405 not likely to transfer well–immediately. Sizemore’s .308/.389/.500 more likely to stick at the top end of the order.

  89. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: Those last year minor league stats.

  90. danimal35 says:
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    21 round 12 team mock yahoo style…first one this season and rusty

    1B Adrian Gonzalez SD R3 P7
    2B Aaron Hill TOR R4 P6
    3B David Wright NYM R2 P6
    3B Adrian Beltre SEA R15 P7
    SS Stephen Drew ARI R9 P7
    C Miguel Montero ARI R12 P6
    OF Matt Kemp LA R1 P7
    OF Curtis Granderson NYY R5 P7
    OF B.J. Upton TB R6 P6
    OF Carlos Quentin CHW R8 P6
    OF Jay Bruce CIN R10 P6
    OF Juan Rivera ANA R16 P6
    OF Travis Snider TOR R20 P6
    SP Chris Carpenter STL R7 P7
    SP Chad Billingsley LA R11 P7
    SP Ryan Dempster CHC R13 P7
    SP John Danks CHW R14 P6
    SP Jorge de la Rosa COL R17 P7
    SP Kevin Correia SD R21 P7
    RP Brad Lidge PHI R18 P6
    RP Kerry Wood CLE R19 P7

    what do you think?

  91. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    mlb-tv is airing the caribbean series …. live from venezuela ,
    starting on tuesday …. yay !

    my cable provider includes this channel as part of the basic package , and even though they repeat a lot of shizz (the way espn did , when it 1st opened up shop) , i watch it everyday .
    tonight is a re-broadcast of the 2008 ALCS game 7 .

    earlier this week , al leiter and harold dufus had the upton brothers on .
    nice interview .
    nice kids .

    and some of us noticed that j-up was wearing old-school , low-cut ,
    black connies .
    and ,
    maybe i believe b.j. , when he says he ain’t hurt so much , anymore .

  92. big o says:
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    @danimal35:
    over-all , i like your team .
    i don’t like the granderson pick because , well ,
    i’m a prick , and i ain’t buying into the hype surrounding a 30-year old ,
    maybe blah-toon type of guy .
    what’s his up-side ? damon with an arm ??
    what other OF-er could you have grabbed ???

    anyhoo …. beltre in the 15th is potentially a steal ,

    but , you prolly could have gone fishing in polluted waters
    and caught better closers , than what you reeled in .

    your SP’s are strong … perhaps too strong .

    still , a nice start to your up-coming season .
    imo .

  93. Simply Fred

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    @danimal35: Think you did quite well sir. Don’t see any glaring wine before it’s time.

    Granderson is good value there; nothing at that round would be better.

    RP is the weak link. Again, understand you won’t find much those late rounds. I’m not sold on Drew’s bounce back. There is some value late in SS SB with A. Escobar or E. Cabrera. You might look at grabbing a quite solid RP at Drew’s spot and getting your SS later. ??

    If that doesn’t meet your needs, the Dempster/Danks level is another opportunity. The RP runs seem to be starting R13 to 14-ish. You should be able to get a decent RP there. J. Sanchez would be a better pick than either Dempster or Danks and he’s been available R19.

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