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*pushes aside the Lost Ark, pulls out a blankie labeled Shroud of Turin, tosses it aside, unearths a stack of old sleeper posts, flips through them, comes across one, blows dust off, sees the name Jedd and quickly moves on, blows dust off next one, smiles then sneezes*  Ugh, stupid allergies.  Luckily, I’m not allergic to calling Jonathan Schoop a sleeper, huh?  Right now, the Orioles lineup is listed from 1-9 as Hyun-soo Kim, Machado, Jones, Wieters, Trumbo, Schoop, Paredes, Hardy then Hoes.  Hardy Hoes sounds like what a jolly pimp says.  “Hardy Hoes to everyone!”  But I wouldn’t be cheery O’s.  Let’s assume the O’s re-sign Chris Davis.  That still leaves them a little short of a major league lineup.  What am I getting out, you ask.  Schoop won’t be batting lower than the six hole for the majority of the 2016 season as he comes into his own like the star of his own Lifetime movie.  Last year, he hit 15 HRs and .279 in 86 games after losing around two months to an injury.  Last year, I called him a sleeper as a guy that was bound to hit north of 20 HRs.  I see no reason that wouldn’t have happened if he stayed healthy.  Now that he is healthy, well…Anyway, what can we expect for Jonathan Schoop for 2016 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?

When Schoop was coming up in the Orioles system, there was only one guy in front of him in talent, Machado.  In Schoop’s 15 homers last year, only one was considered lucky.  13 of his 15 homers would get out of at least 25 of 30 parks.  His Average True Distance per home run was 407.3 feet.  Edwin Encarnacion, who had more No Doubt home runs than anyone in the majors, averaged “only” 406.9 feet.  Nelson Cruz averaged 405.4.  Ryan Braun averaged 405.2  Chris Davis averaged 404.5.  In other words, Schoop doesn’t hit balls into the seats, he be hurting fans in the bleacher seats who are dipping their nachos.  “Hey, these seats suck, we’ll never catch a home run ball”  Bam!  That fan just got hit by a Schoop homer.  Schoop mollywhops like a slugger.  Only difference here is, he’s a 2nd baseman.  The next best 2nd baseman for True Distance on their home runs was Robinson Cano at 402.4.  To put this in further context, Brian Dozier, who hit 28 homers, averaged 384.1 feet.  (Which is nearly as many feet as Yoenis “The Human” Cespedes.)  I watched a few home runs by Schoop where the ball appeared to be rising still after it passed the fence.  “Hey, what’s the big idea!”  That’s gravity getting annoyed.  He’s not Giancarlo at 2nd base, but if he led the league in homers for 2nd basemen next year it wouldn’t surprise me.  Actually, I’m kinda expecting it.  As for the rest of his game, well, there’s not a ton there.  As mentioned, he could hit in a favorable spot in the order for counting stats.  He might chip in two to four steals.  He could hit .250 if the ball bounces the right way for him.  The only thing that’s hard to say with his average is where his BABIP fall.  He hits the ball so hard that a .330 BABIP wouldn’t be out of the question, but under .300 with all of his fly balls seems more likely.  For 2016, I’ll give him the projections of 73/26/85/.245/3 and the 2nd Oriole prospect in as many years to break out.

  1. Billy says:
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    You’re a shotgun – bang! What’s up with that thang?
    I wanna know, how does it hang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy: That’s why we Scope?

  2. SteveNZ says:
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    May 10th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Get outta here–Get in here!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: It’s also Vin Scully t-shirt night at Dodger Stadium…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s gonna wear 10,000 t-shirts to the game and then let each fan take one off?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Dodgers at home that whole week. Yanks-Red Sox while we are in NY too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We’re going to NY too?!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I’ll need to ask my wife.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well go ahead!

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @SteveNZ: it’s a nice place to visit, but a better place to rob

  3. Iron Sheik says:
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    Great read. Schoop There It Is!

  4. Malicious Phenom says:
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    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: League is full, THANKS!

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: still didn’t want to list rosters, and it worked out for you, life lessons sure are useful.

  5. Vacation says:
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    When do the rankings start dropping? The anticipation is killing me!!

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: BLM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bureau of Land Management?

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey:

            Big Long Mustache

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, well, yeah, that too!

  6. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    Damn, guna hafta reconsider this dood. Nice post. He’s still young, so the plate discipline could blossom, wasn’t that bad in milb. but the only thing that gives me man-o-man-o-pause is his 9 BB to 79 K ratio last year, which would make Javier Baez blush. Sign of his youth? sign of the times? time of our lives? If that scene doesn’t change I feel like he could just as easily be a .220 hitter. Tell me it ain’t no thang and I’ll float you a margarita care package in October. Thanks

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @Grey: boom

  7. Oh Danny boy says:
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    What’s a realistic OBP for Schoop this year?

  8. danny almonte says:
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    I have a regular baseball/HOF question. Is there some sort of unwritten rule that nobody is allowed to get voted in unanimously? I don’t get how 3 people really would not vote for Jr to get in. I saw a Larry Stone (Seattle Times) article that predicted exactly that, so it made me wonder…

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      Racism. Ballots predominantly filled in by old white guys.
      @danny almonte:

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      There are writers with weird hang ups that won’t vote for anyone that played in the steroid era. Although not linked, Jr. doesn’t really pass the straight face test for roid use, that could be what keeps him off some writer’s ballots too. It’s dumb, but some guys pull this shizz just to get attention as well.

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @MattTruss: say more about the “straight face test”

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Just that back to back years of 56 HRs in the height of the steroid era followed by seasons of issues with every ligament and tendon in his lower body kinda make you go hmmmm. Basically, I’m of the opinion that just about everyone was using during this time, but because some guys were nice or in Griffey’s case, popular and wore his hat backwards, writers have no problem voting them in vs. other guys. It’s hypocritical. Tell me with a straight face that you’re positive Griffey and Piazza were clean. Don’t get me wrong, I love Griffey and would’ve voted him in in a second, but I think it’s naive to not question him at all.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m pretty positive Piazza wasn’t clean… Griffey seemed clean, but I agree, he could’ve been using

            • MattTruss

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              That’s the problem with this era, it’s so muddled with shizz it’s impossible to not question everyone I think. I think eventually all the roid guys get in and we’ll just have to live with it. Everyone will know, “Hey, he played this number of years in this era, make of that what you will, but they were still an elite player of this enhanced era”. Which is pretty much my opinion on the matter right now anyway.

              Bagwell came real close and probably gets in next go round, I don’t think he was clean either.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No way was Bagwell clean… They should just stop pussyfooting around and let in Bonds, McGwire, etc and let history explain what they did

                • MattTruss

                  MattTruss says:
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                  Agreed

                • Malicious Phenom says:
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                  @Grey: They have let in players who have done a lot worse things than peds in their careers..

                • givemebackmyson says:
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                  @Grey: dont think mcgwire is a hall of famer tho. hit home runs big whoop.

              • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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                @MattTruss: makes sense, totally agree on Piazza a likely user

                • LVAffiliate says:
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                  @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul:

                  Truth on the HOF Voting is there are some voters who assumed Griffey was getting in WITH or WITHOUT their vote, so a few of them decided to spend the 10 votes they are allotted on a Rock Raines/Bagwell player who needed that help more.

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                @MattTruss:

                Griffey never looked like a big, bloated muscleman, and I strongly suspect there were factors besides steroid use that contributed to the offense of the 90s. I think the fact that his body fell apart just means he had a more ordinary aging process than, say, Barry Bonds had.

                He kind of reminds me of Berkman in that way. Berkman was almost as good up to age 30, but then he lost his health. Of course, Berkman rode off into the sunset (that World Series ring didn’t hurt) early, while Griffey inflated his counting stats while playing worse than 2015 Corey Spangenberg during most of his time with the Reds. In 2006 and 2007, Griffey managed the amazing feat of hitting 57 home runs while accruing negative WAR. That’s Matt Kemp-tier defense.

                My point is that I really wish Berkman could get in, but he won’t, because he didn’t spend a decade collecting longevity trophies while hurting his team on the field. I don’t blame Griffey for this, of course — if I could get someone to pay me to play a game even though I’d lost a step, I’d jump at it. And Griffey absolutely deserved enshrinement based on his accomplishments with the Mariners. Plus, he gets bonus points for being a good guy. I still remember him taking less money to play for his hometown, so I’m sure the voters remember that, and the Hall of Fame showcases good character, too.

                My only gripe with Griffey is his backwards cap thing that made him look like he just quit a boy band.

                My other point is that Jim Edmonds deserved better.

                I might actually be happy with baseball if Edmonds and Berkman could both be in the Hall.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Griffey’s forehead was huge and balding on the Simpsons though

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Nerve tonic was a total PED

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s like there’s a party in my mouth!

                  • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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                    @MattTruss: There are a few chipmunk cheek big neck photos of griff for sure. That Simpsons episode is one of the best things ever

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

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                      @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: Saw Griff’s interview on MLB network last night. His head is huge, and he was boys with Barry. He probably used but who cares. It’s not like the guys throwing the ball were clean. Vote in the greats of the era and let’s move on.

                      Griffey wasn’t unanimous on purpose, there is 100% an unwritten rule that no one gets a unanimous vote. Stupid BBWA stuff, they need to take away more votes.

                      I can’t get over how low Jeff Kent and Larry Walker’s numbers are.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I can’t get over how much you care about something so meaningless

              • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                @MattTruss: yet another reason to let them all use as many drugs as they want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @danny almonte: I agree with Truss… People just have hangups… “I won’t vote anyone in that played during steroids era,” “I won’t vote in anyone on their first go around because there’s hunger in Darfur,” “I will vote for Donald Trump.”

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: If there were more Trump voters in the BBWA Schilling would be in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schilling is a terrific American (in his opinion)

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Grey: The state of RI begs to differ. Then again if Pawnee Indiana was a real place it would be the State of RI.

            Then again this is a state where prostitution was legal, as long as it was in doors until 6 years ago or so. Yes, that was the qualifier it had to be “in-doors”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Does inside a tractor’s doors count as indoors? Cause I’m thinking about Extreme Sandboxing

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: A Rhode Island tractor is a Jeep Wrangler with the doors off and a No Fear sticker on the top of the windshield

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha! So, yes, it is legal. Got it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: are we talking about real baseball? Blahhhhh.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @J-FOH: We’re talking about a museum in the Catskills. Also my life is filled with meaningless topics I care about. I’m the Razzball answer to Cliff Claven, mailbag not included.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: I always thought of you as the Al Bundy of around here

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @J-FOH: I did have four td’s in one game in high school, it was in Madden. I created myself.

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    This is one guy that will be in my Schoop in the draft. That’s so punny.

    Sans Crush Davis, Schoop is going to be a guy that should find his way into a production spot in that lineup. I don’t have faith that Parades and Hardy will justify their slots ahead of him. And I love slots as much as the next guys, but Hoes is a slot I wouldn’t even touch with your pole. Now it’s getting Pun-gent I’m outta here..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: You’re trying to win favor after not liking Joc….

  10. Clint says:
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    I’m curious on your take as to whether there’s still a dearth of power hitting in MLB. I thought that was the case the last few years but think I heard the numbers last year seemed to indicate that was evening out somewhat. Do you still target power early & often over speed or pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Yes, there’s a ton of pitching and steals are one category, homers are runs, RBIs, AVG and HRs

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Clint:

      Wasnt speed really, reallly down last year?

      • Clint says:
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        @danny almonte:
        I don’t know. I thought the power came up from 2014 the few years before that but if memory serves, speed was a bit more of a premium than usual.

  11. Boomer19 says:
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    Morning Grey. Second base seems pretty deep this year as there are a few guys I like in the middle rounds. Schoop will definitely be a target.
    For the last two years I’ve lost money betting on Billy Hamilton’s stolen base totals. I seem to be a sucker for the over. What is the highest sb total you would feel ok about betting the over with this year? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19: Nah, it’s not that deep… 55 SBs thereabouts

  12. Tom Watson says:
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    12 team 6×6 head to head, $260 budget, what six to keep
    no doubters
    Springer – 15
    Corey Seager – 6
    Archer – 6
    Salazar – 6

    unsure on last two

    Piscotty – 6
    Kyle Seager – 15
    Yoenis Cespedes – 39 (depends on where he goes)
    Troy Tulowitzki – 45
    Corey Kluber – 12
    Rougned Odor – 5

    • Curtis says:
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      @Tom Watson: I’m no expert, but I’d add Kluber to the no doubter list.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Tom Watson:My last two:
      Corey Kluber – 12
      Rougned Odor – 5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom Watson: Kluber, Odor which is sweat and Red Bull

  13. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Any chance this guy, Leonys Martin, puts up the numbers we all thought he could, this year in Seattle?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: With who?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All of their 4th OFs, mainly FraGu

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: gottcha, thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  14. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Happy New Year Grey. Would you trade Iglesias and/or Severino for Justin Upton and Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HNY, I’d take Upton’s side

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        Am I giving up too little for Upton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Probably too little

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Should I offer those two for Lindor to be my backup for Correa or is that too little

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why don’t you try the first trade

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                If he says no should I ask for Lindor for those two?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    I offered both pitchers for either Upton or Lindor. Just waiting to hear back from him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      ok

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      what are your thoughts on Kendrick. Would one of those pitchers be worth Kendrick

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      To back up some better 2nd baseman on your team? No

  15. Boomer19 says:
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    Hey Grey. In a two catcher roto league, would you rather have Chris Davis or Schwarber? I know the answer will be don’t play in a two catcher league but the league is a dinosaur. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Boomer19: i’ve never seen Grey mention 2 catcher leagues as being outdated.

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    Looks like the price on Schoop will be pretty good. Early ADP has him at 261 overall and behind Baez just ahead of Kendrick comma Howie. You can get him 100 picks after Daniel Murphy. You can get him 120 picks after DJ Le Mothermayeye. You can get him 130 picks after Addison Russell.

    The power is definitely legit. He’s a pretty good defender too…though as a sidebar defensive metrics are still so wonky. He goes from a +7.2 to -3.58 rating on the FG scale 2014-2015?

    I think this happened:

    Schoop: Hey Adam, I noticed you don’t walk very much.
    Jones: What’s a walk?

    He passes the eye test too. Big strong kid. Balanced swing. Fights morning breath like a mofo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s going to hit close to 30 homers with a .250 average and next year be a top 50 guy…And everyone’s like, damn, wish I had him last year

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Pretty much how I feel about it.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: @Grey: or he hits 22 and bats .225 and is the minty fresh donkey of the middle infield

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: wow, after the baez with no job, dj FREAKIN’ lemehieu by 120 is str up crazy town. why is baez ahead ofkendrick either (unless kendricks is himself a backup).

  17. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Does Julio Teheran bounce back this year to numbers closer to hie first 2 seasons?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly worth a #3 to #4 starter flyer

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey:

        Your thoughts on Puig?

        Does he finally break out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My rankings start on 1/18

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey:

            LOL..

            How about this trade:

            I send Jay Bruce and Carlos Rodon
            I receive Puig & Teheran

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Malicious Phenom:

          Puig probably the toughest player to rank at this point in the offseason. My guess is that the Puig and Roberts sitting in a tree news items start showing up around March 1 and he goes rocketing back up the board.

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    Hi Grey,

    Can’t wait for the season… Thanks for your awesome advice!

    I need to re-think my opinion on Schoop. Thinking I could get him for $1-2 in my auction and start him maybe instead of paying $30 for Zobrist.

    My question for you is is how long would you sign Joc Pederson for in a $260 salary cap league? Every additional year is $5 per year in annual salary. Pederson is $1 on my roster so if I sign him 3 years it’s $16 every year, 4 years = $21 per year, 5 years for $26 per year, etc. I have a ton of cap space and my other OFs are JD Martinez and Polanco signed for 2-3 year deals each. I’m thinking I sign him for 4 years at $21. Do you like that plan?

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s better than Zobrist for 2016 even if they both cost the same price

      Hmm…Tough call, I’d likely go for 3 years, but can’t argue with 4

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Your thoughts on this trade:

    I trade Nomar Mazara OR Jay Bruce and Carlos Rodon
    I receive Puig & Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Puig, lose Bruce

  20. FrankGrimes says:
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    Kratz or Kachinsky?

  21. Big Magoo

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    I’ve had my eye on Schoop for a couple of years now. Very impressive raw power, as you just mentioned. There’s an interesting stat dedicated to him in a post that I’m currently writing now though that’s quite a doozy. Might help to explain the bearish ADP of the early NFBCers. Teaser!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *looks at backend of site for Magoo article* Magoo!

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: Haha, nice try. I said writing, not typing. It’s still just on paper. Haven’t put it into wordpress yet. That’s right – I still handwrite stuff. I’m a dinosaur!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you sitting on the toilet writing us?

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: That’s where the creativity flows (among other things).

            Didn’t you see the cat drawing guy on Shark Tank?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can’t get his weird shoulder movements out of my head to this day

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hahaha, I know his interesting stat on Schoop. I keep it locked up like my memory journal

  22. Justin says:
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    Schoop has gotten better every year he has been playing which you love to see. Good call on him as a sleeper. Could you please help me out with a keeper question. Just one and I won’t ask again as you will soon be flooded with them. Enjoy a drink on me before the real busy time begins!

    It’s a 12 keeper ops and qs are extra cats. We keep 7 and play only one util but one extra infield slot. Can you help with early keepers.

    Bryant
    Carlos Gonzales
    Joc
    Cano
    Prince
    Rendon
    Tulo
    Crawford
    Carlos santana
    Grienke
    Wacha
    Severino.

    Love the site always appreciate the help and humor of the site. I have been checking everyday for the beginning of the rankings. When will they start. Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nice keepers:

      Bryant
      Carlos Gonzales
      Joc
      Cano
      Prince
      Tulo
      Greinke

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      @Justin: 18th.

  23. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    An owner in my league offered me Marcus Semien for Severino. I laughed at him saying I can get someone in my draft to backup Altuve at 2B. Semien is garbage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  24. ScreechOwl says:
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    It almost sounds as though you’d put Schoop above the likes of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (Javier Baez).

    Even if Schoop’s average falls down into Luis Valbuena range, he would still hit about like Chris Carter, and wouldn’t you take Chris Carter numbers at second base? I don’t have all the answers yet, but the truth is out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was Baez traded to a team where he’s playing?

    • Flowers misses his glasses... but he's ok tho says:
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      @ScreechOwl: hahahaha, almost.

  25. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    is it too early to claim my team name for this year? Lindor Truffle Butter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are you, Gordon Ramsay?

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: *Gordon Ramsey voice* This piss tastes like shit!!

        and I was thinking along the lines of Nikki Minaj’s definition. urban dictionary at your own risk…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Whoa

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: it stays with you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Gordon would say. This piss would taste good…..if it didn’t taste like s**t!

                • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                  @J-FOH: j-fizzy. would you trade a 2nd overall pick for someone’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounders?

                  12 team roto league with 8 keepers, I’d be taking either giancarlo or donaldson probably with my first…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg:
      don’t forget the duck fat

  26. booya says:
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    15 team 5×5 dynasty

    C Vogt
    C Realmuto
    1B Pujols
    2B Baez
    SS K Marte
    3B Rendon
    MI Semien
    CI Colabello
    OF Stanton
    OF Betts
    OF Souza
    OF Burns
    OF Hicks
    Util Alonso
    BN Pearce, Vargas, Tomlinson, Almonte, Dietrich, Smoak, De Aza, Ruggiano

    SP CMart, Pineda, Corbin, Verlander, Alex Wood, Hutchison, Sabathia, Buehrle, Nuno
    RP Rosenthal, McGee, Axford, Strickland, Grimm

    1) Would you trade Corbin, Strickland & pick 2 for Calhoun & pick 6?
    2) Which categories do you think I most need to focus on improving right now?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) RBIs, average, pitching

  27. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    Keeper league:

    Lester ($15) and Rendon ($18) for Harvey ($12)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  28. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    “Hardy hoes, neighbor-rino” – Iceberg Flanders notorious Springfield pimp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  29. Blues

    Blues says:
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    Better Keeper Archer or Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • Blues

        Blues says:
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        @Grey: Thx Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    I wish someone would write an article about the different types of league formats. Keepers, dynasty, roto,h2h ect., also the different sites,the pros and cons, NFBC, rcl, yahoo, espn, fantrac. There are so many options for teams, but a guy only has so much time to spend on fantasy baseball. I’m really interested in the NFBC leagues but don’t know where to start. Maybe my answer is just jump in and experience it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nfbc is good if you don’t have a lot of Ike and want to compete for high stakes and against some of the best players

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Where can I get me some extra Ike?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops…Weird autocorrect… …if you don’t have a lot of *time

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            How much Ike do you have? Or do you prefer Mike?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Every moment of Ike should be cherished, and, like they say, Ike flies when you’re having fun!

  31. RY says:
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    Good stuff Grey. 16 team dynasty. I own both Correa and Springer, which I dont like same team stuff. Do I trade Spinger for Stras? I do not own a Ace.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. Do I hold Springer entirely or wait for a deal?

  32. GFY250 says:
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    He walked 9 times last year, oh and 13 times the year before with 160 more PAs!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never said he was an OBP machine

  33. John says:
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    If you could get Sale and Schoop for D Wright and Dozier then, would you do it? 5×5 roto dynasty.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  34. CoreyII says:
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    Having an NL only keeper dilemma with an early decision deadline. 10 teams, $260 budget, NL Only, with deep deep rosters (2 starters at every infield position and 5 OF plus a util), so basically everyone who gets any playing time will be drafted. Can’t decide who to keep… need to pick 4 out of the following:
    $28 Rizzo
    $18 Rendon
    $12 K Davis
    $8 Kang
    $4 Hundley
    $4 Solarte
    $4 Danny Espinosa

    Suggestions would be much appreciated!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Rizzo, Rendon — no brainers… Kang

  35. ashtray says:
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    Schoop managed a 9% walk rate back in AA. Think he can increase his current OBP or is ~.300 where he will remain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he can get up to .310+ as he matures

  36. Malicious Phenom says:
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  37. Wild Thing says:
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    One more. Which side do you prefer? Freddie Freeman for 1 year at $20 or Taijuan Walker $21 each year for 3 years?

  38. Slick says:
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    I’m drafting both Brandon Beachy and LJ Hoes. Calling my fantasy team “Beachy’s and Hoes.”

  39. FrankGrimes says:
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    I gots AuShizz and Stanton
    I can keep one more:
    Adam Jones Springer or Harvey?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @FrankGrimes: springer…c’mon Grimey this is remedial

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @J-FOH:
        ha I love me some jonesy tho
        and prolly top 15-18 pitchers being kept

        • J-FOH says:
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          @FrankGrimes: simply put Springer is a borderline second rounder and the other two are not

  40. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    With Storen now in Toronto will he be setting up or closing up there

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