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This is the year of the pitcher, it’s so deep that people are even naming their kids deep. But that doesn’t mean you need to wait til the end of your draft to fill out your staff. It means don’t waste your top-3 picks on arms and be wise when you grab a pitcher because you might be able to take a bat and then get a pitcher the next round that is on the same tier as the guy you passed on. I drafted with the writers the other day and wow, that turned out to be one big hangover with a side of blurred vision the next day. I still have no idea how I got this cut on my head.  Two things I learned, don’t drink and draft because you might end up with Michael Saunders in your OF and taketh what the draft giveth’s. Yes, I said it, plans are nice, but don’t miss a great opportunity when something beautiful appears and the guy you had penciled in at that round is also on the board. I don’t mind a few stretches here and there but don’t make it a habit. I’m a best player available drafter, I like to punt the middle infield positions and Catchers can go hang out with kickers on the football side of the site… except you Wilin Rosario, you can come sit next to Big Papa. Here is my all Late-Round Flyer Team, LRFT for short. It’s comprised of guys I like and people that Grey and other Razzball writers like. I’m here to serve them and fill their coffee and weird requests. Sky likes his green skittles separated into a wooden bowl, Guru makes me starch his turbans and JayWrong makes me tag everything that belongs to Nick at the Razzquarters… Best Internship Ever! Here are the guidelines, this is written for the default ESPN style format and the players have to be less than 20% owned and drafted after the 20th round, yup that’s it.

CATCHER

Travis d’Arnaud (ESPN 3.7%, Yahoo 10%)  He’s set to open the season as the Mets everyday catcher. Last year he broke his foot in the minors and delayed his call up til later in the year. The small sample size for the man with the little d who was the key part of the deal that sent the  knuckling  Really Awesome Dickey to the land of Eh! will now get his turn to shine in the Big Apple. Catchers always need to get a free pass on their first call up, and second chance, and most likely their 3rd and 4th. He was linked last year to a possible deal for Giancarlo but it was hogwash. Our esteemed mustached lothario of the cougar species has written a nice sleeper post back in November when I know you were all good razzballers playing in your RCL Football Leagues. So in case you missed it… read it here. If you punt catcher, which many of you should, grab him late and go stock up on prayer candles….it’s catcher yo!

1st BASE

There really isn’t anyone worth drafting past the 20th round here. I could tell you to grab James Loney,Juan Francisco, Justin Smoak, or even the man that likes to take his pitches and his snitches five feet off the plate, Ike Davis, but really they are not worth it. If you want to take an Adam Lind, who Sky will be covering soon, or gamble on Kendrys Morales then feel free to grab them before the 20th round to fill up your Utility or CI spot.

2nd BASE

Scooter Gennett (ESPN 1.7%, Yahoo 7%) He just got covered by Grey the other day and I took him in the writers draft. It might seem redundant to go over him again but here at Razzball we like to beat you over the head til you draft him. Last year in 69 games,uhhh…really?, I can’t help myself , he had a line of 29/6/21/2/.324. Looks sexy doesn’t it, but ah-ha there is one little catch here, he batted .362 vs. Righties and .154 vs. Lefties. Obviously we have a lot of risk in those vs. lefty numbers, but he also only had 39 AB’s against them. If he can bring that BA vs lefties up a bit then we might have something we can set and forget. Remember that Shin-Soo Choo bats .215 vs. Lefties and he’s the 14th rated OF, 39th Overall rated player in Grey’s ranks.

SHORTSTOP

Zack Cozart (ESPN 12%) Cozart was also covered by Grey the other day, but he did it  in 2 sentences or less. At 12% owned he might already be taken in some of your leagues for name value or people thinking  he still hasn’t peaked, he’s boringly solid. I got a crazy idea, I’m going to go all Tehol and say he will out perform Profar this year because my gut says so. Yup I did that, what are you going to do about it? What’s that gut? You’re hungry? Oh, it’s not fair to do Cozart like that? Fine. Here is why I like him A) he’s consistent, in his two full seasons, I don’t count his call up year and the .345 BABIP he rocked, he’s had lines of  (2012) 72/15/35/4/.246 with a BABIP of .282 and (2013) 74/12/63/.254/0 with a BABIP of .285. The major difference is the 32 more RBI’s and I likey that. B) In 2012 he batted leadoff, but he’s not a lead off hitter, last year he split his time between the 2nd and 7th spot. His numbers were similar in the two positions swapping the runs for RBI’s, 39/4/25/.254 vs. 26/7/31/.255.  If I’m punting MI and I walk away on draft day with him as my starter to begin the year while I wait for something better to come along then I can live with that. Who knows, maybe that BABIP rises and we get something a little more, but I wouldn’t count on anything less than what he’s been and that’s not that bad after the 20th when you’re punting.

3rd BASE

Cody Asche (ESPN 1%) Grey’s boldest call this year and really a bargain if you are thinking of punting 3rd…wait! what? Yup I said it. Punt 3rd. This is one of those years where you might be better off waiting and going all tag team on 3rd base, wow I just pictured a WWF style wrestling match between these guys and these guys with Rowdy Roddy Piper as the guest referee, sorry about that, I use this as the canvas of my mind. OK, back to punting, lets say you want to get all crazy and try to platoon or “insure” in this strategy at 3rd then you can grab Moustakas and Asche and might be starting them both daily by May. You will have to take Magic Mike Moustakas before the 20th, but while your league mates chuckle, you grab Asche last and then you can have the last laugh.

OUTFIELD

Rajai Davis (ESPN 11.2% and rising) Who has stolen 91 bases in the last two years, most in MLB? Yup, It’s the MahaRAJAI himself, Mr. Davis. With the injury to Andy Dirks we should see a spike in time to Rajai, Mike the offensive SAGNOF specialist around here had a nice write up on him back in January. It doesn’t really matter where he bats in the order because he is one of the best base stealers of his time. When you are going late and you are abiding by Grey’s rules, don’t pay for steals, then Rajai is the perfect guy for you to get a jump in steals from. He’s a .250-.260 hitter that struggles a bit vs. Righties but that doesn’t matter. Steals are like saves, get them when you can and then move on. But, in this case you may not have to, Dirks is set to have back surgery and as many of us know there are no guarantees with surgery recovery, especially the back. I know Detroit has some other options but in a daily league you can be safe to use him at least 4 days out of the week. But oh how beautiful those 4 days can be.

Others to consider:  OF - Angel Pagan (17%), Oswaldo Arcia (4.1%), Junior Lake (4.5%), Nate Schierholtz (10.1%), Peter Bourjos (2%)

 

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fantasy Ballblogger: thanks Twitter friend, I’ll paypal you later for the nice comment ;)

      • @J-FOH: I’m thinking of MI punting myself. Cozart, Ackley, B.MIller all looking like decent options. Are you going to write similar article on pitchers?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Fantasy Ballblogger: alcides and dew gordon are also really nice late. To rank them via upside id go miller, gordon, alcides, svooter, cozart

      • @J-FOH: I’m thinking of MI punting myself. Cozart, Ackley, B.MIller all looking like decent options. Are you going to write similar article on pitchers?

  1. BTD says:
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    I like Calhoun as a late rounder in OF myself. The corners have too much power to fill-in in rounds 20+, unless it’s some rookie nookie (and Kris Bryant isn’t quite ready yet).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BTD: depending on league size Calhoun should be drafted pre 20th round

  2. Mike says:
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    I haven’t seen anyone mention Grady Sizemore – not just here, but anywhere on the web…

    Dude is doing well so far this spring; if none of the rust and bondo falls off, he may take the job from Junior Lake. In a conversation about flyers, ain’t he worth a mention?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: Grady plays for Boston and Junior for the Cubs, I think you mean Bradley Jr?

      Late round I’m looking for useful upside, great situations and SAGNOF. I don’t pay attention to Spring that much unless it’s injury recovery and velocity/mechanics improvements. Sizemore is like Michael Morse, lets wait and see what happens, where is Junior Lake has been mentioned as a candidate to bat leadoff

      • Mike says:
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        @J-FOH: yup – big oops on my part. for a while i was just calling him Junior to prevent just such an embarrassment, but yeah… I meant Bradley Jr.

        But for Sizemore it is injury recovery. He was a top-10 outfielder until being struck down by a rash of injuries; IIRC, he didn’t play a single game last year. Even if he only gives top-20 OF value this year, IMHO, that’s worth a flyer.

        Of course I’m stuck in the outer rings of NFBC sloooooooowwwwww-draft hell right now, so flyers mean something different to me than they usually do. I need to pick about 20 of them in my 50 round draft…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Mike: oh for sure, NFBC is a test like playing Zelda.

          I hear ya on Grady, I would be pretty surprised if he has a top 20 OF year, he’s so loved by the ladies I think it makes me hate him a little more. You never know, we all thought Tori Hunter was dead but then we forgot he was just in Anaheim

  3. Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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    What the hekk is your new gravatar anyway?
    I’m guessing it is the son of Matthew McConaughey and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys after they cuddled once at a party and then huffed glue for the whole germination period…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ra’zball Al Ghul: It’s the one I used in football. I hae to change in the site, just forgot about it…BTW, it’s from Adventure Time

      • Zaclo24 says:
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        @J-FOH: Adventure Time is AWESOME btw…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zaclo24: Thanks!

  4. nightpandas says:
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    got excited when I saw your article as I am halfway through the NFBC draft (with Grey) but all of these guys are gone…..doing the Asche/Moose thing at third though…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nightpandas: nice!, I’ll add you to the prayer circle

      Is alcides and dee gordon gone?

    • Mike says:
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      @nightpandas: from last year? If so, good to see you again – I finished second in our league to you and am now in the same NFBC draft (dentist visit may be a more accurate description) that you are in. Which is your team?

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Mike: yup they are gone, highest ranked bat left is Rickie Weeks….

        On another note, my change my team name to “Piece of Asche”

        • nightpandas says:
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          @nightpandas: sorry that was for J-FOH, Mike I think I am a different guy then what you are thinking, I am Team Storey in NFBC

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nightpandas: Beckham, Mercer, Aviles, Barney, LaMathieu, Rutledge…Punto?

          • Nightpandas says:
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            @J-FOH: Rutledge and Mercer gone but the rest are there….looking for backup MI material.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Nightpandas: DJ first, then beckham

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                @J-FOH: shame, since mercer not in danger of losing job and could hit homers.

  5. J!m Future says:
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    …and all the way down at 0.5% ESPN/2% Yahoo! owned is the guy I’m convinced is this year’s buried gold: Corey Dickerson. Get the unclear playing time discount while you can, kids, ’cause it shouldn’t be a problem for long.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J!m Future: good call, was also on the radar, not sure about how the dust settles there. Sky and I have been talking about Dickerson lately, but he falls into our don’t draft pool but add to watch list and watch closely. Blackmon’s high BABIP last year scares me and Stubbs is such a wildcard. The Walt Weiss factor also is a concern. But definitely a deep league grab in 5 OF leagues.

      • J!m Future says:
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        @J-FOH: There are a LOT of moving parts in Colorado right now, agreed – though CarGo, Morneau, and Cuddles are all pretty much guaranteed to miss time, so I think the ABs will be there, even if they straight platoon Dickerson with Stubbs; I think he gets a Schierholtz-type usage pattern, at least.

        I didn’t draft him as a starter, but his projections are too rosy to let him go unclaimed – I grabbed him for my bench in my 12-team 5OF league as insurance against my 3/4/5 OFs.

        Plus, I mean c’mon – the guy did this last year.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @J!m Future: I love the platooning strategy, especially in 5 OF leagues. It’s funny I almost didn’t put Schierholtz, because he’s a platooner, on this list but did last second because he has been a popular pick in expert drafts I’ve been in. I just looked and frequent commenter Wake Up has him our league.

  6. joeg414 says:
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    Like Mesoraco as a late round mixed league catcher. And like Mike Choice as a late/bench OF.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @joeg414: I too like Mesoraco late. Choice is a tough call in Texas unless Martin starts year on DL, having back issues, also worthy of a flyer if some of the others are gone

  7. Big Magoo says:
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    I’d add Morneau to the 1B list. No reason to expect a return to his MVP form, but Coors should give him a nice boost. I grabbed him in the 20th round of the FCL draft, pick #236. He’s worth a flier at that point.

    Agreed on Arcia too. Could be a cheap source of power. Not many of those guys available in the late rounds.

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      @Big Magoo: he didn’t match the less than 20% owned criteria….does everyone fail to read the first paragraph!…I kid I kid, but yeah he is there for sure if I went less than 40% owned as criteria. You got a deal on him, but I think that was because we all dorked ourselves out and were too good to draft the head case, yes pun intended. He should of been taken earlier though, you so sneeky Magoo…or should I call you Mr.Big?

      I like Arcia, don’t own him, but I like him, I would rather have Marlon Byrd, better park, drafted around the same place

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @J-FOH: I noticed your criteria, just didn’t check the ownership #s on Morneau. I knew that I had taken him in the round 20-22 area, so I looked that info up. ESPN shows his ownership level at 36.3%, which means he’s going undrafted in almost 2/3 leagues. Close enough.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: because of you I drafted him yesterday in an RCL. I feel you bro….no not like that

  8. MattH says:
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    Nice post, J-FOH. Like your drafting strategy. How early is too early on Rajai Davis? Looking at some RCL drafts there’s some reaching. Other times not so much.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattH: Hey thanks, how’s the elbow?

      after the 17th it’s all about need. I got him in the 19th in the writers league and the 19th in the Frequent Commenter league,in another RCL yesterday I was in he went to another owner in the 19th round. Survey says 19th for sure, 18th if you really want him, 17th if you forgot to draft steals

      • MattH says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha, does Marmol even have a spot with the Marlins? I’d like to see that comeback. Well, maybe a breakout. Who knows.

        Thanks for the advice on Rajai. If he goes before the 17th then i won’t feel too bad.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @MattH: by breakout do you mean a meltdown where he throws a tantrum and tries to fight giancarlo in the dugout…..then yes I do

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @J-FOH: This sounds familiar. Next stop Long Island Ducks?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @mauledbypandas: he’ll be in the Mexican League and they will call EL Burro

  9. joeg414 says:
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    A little off the subject, but how would you rank the following:
    List 1-OF: Trumbo,W.Myers,Beltran,Jennings, Marte, Cespedes,Heyward?

    List 2-SP:Gio Gonz.,Weaver, J.Zimm.,Cobb,Wacha,Cingrani,Gray,Shields?
    13 Team mixed 6×6 roto.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @joeg414: what are the additional stat cats?

      • joeg414 says:
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        hr,rbi r,sb,avg, ops
        w.sv,total k, k per 9, whip, era

        • J-FOH says:
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          @joeg414:
          For the Hitters I would hit up our resident OPS stud Mr. Tom Jacks in his next article but here is my list:

          Myers, Trumbo, Beltran, Heyward, Cespedes, Marte, Jennings

          Gio, Cobb, shields, J.Zimm, wacha, gray, Cingrani, weaver

  10. mauledbypandas says:
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    good write up! I have my eyes on Matt Davidson as a possible late round flier but you probably wont have to draft him in 12 teamers

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: good call, I have followed him since his call up last year and was really excited with the new start in chi town, less pressure playing for a non contender and a favorable ballpark.

      This gives me an idea for an article to pitch, the All Watch list team, players you don’t draft but you better put on your watch list! I can see the 500 comments as everyone chimes in on who they think it should be. The site hits will make my computer melt. In all seriousness that might help a lot of the less advanced players out as they learn the game.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: I’d read it! I already have a watch list for SAGNOF and position battles since a lot of these guys are not really top of mind.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @mauledbypandas: Also, I hope to hell Profar outperforms Cozart both for my fantasy and real teams. I’m starting to wonder if Profar really has superstar ability. This year will be really big for his development I think. He is still young though, so he can mature at the big leagues if needed.

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            @mauledbypandas: I think profar is going the way of Dee gordon, just not ready with a hype tag attached. I also think the Texas prospects have been a bit over hyped, like Yankee and Red Sox ones, Olt looked awful and has since been shipped out and the rest have never lived up to the billing.

            I’m seriously about to e-mail the watchlist pitch, I will mention you when i write it.

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @J-FOH: I think it’s a good idea. Kind of like the poor man’s friday buy/sell

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @J-FOH: I think Profar was probably overhyped as well, though the homer fan in me hopes he is the real deal. The guy has a great glove though, that much is true. Olt was hot garbage, but so was C. Davis until he got to Baltimore (aside from his initial callup)

              I really want to see what Michael Choice can do though that will probably not happen this year unless injuries take hold.

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                @mauledbypandas: I think it speaks volumes to how bad the Rangers are at developing talent

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @J-FOH: agree profar is overhyped, but you don’t become consensus top 3 prospect without having a lot of tools, for years, somewhere. Agree that he may take a while to do it at MLB level, but he’s nowhere close to dee gordon. Dee Gordon never had anything resembling a hit or power tool

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @goodfold2: hypes is hype regardless of tools. I think Profar has got more to offer than Gordon but I haven’t walked away impressed yet.

  11. Prez!! says:
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    I read the part up until you started talking about who you’d draft…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Prez!!: dont make me go full tehol on you and remind you who between us finished in the top ten of ALL RCL’S last year and plays in the champions league. Im better than that. Besides I would hate myself if you had a good team.

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        @J-FOH: woah, good thing i heard you tooting your horn! I could have got ran over…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Prez!!: I’m above tooting my own horn, can’t you read my humblebragging. I’m dancing on your fantasy grave

      • Prez!! says:
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        @J-FOH: p.s. i do have a good team. well, a good team for taking shots all the way thru..

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Prez!!: which league?…….. because it ain’t the FCL…..zing. No really it’s fine, you have a strange outfield though, why drop pagan for Melky, pagan was one that I liked

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            @J-FOH: screw pagan.. its pagan! Read some shit about melky playing injuried last year and figured he had a better shot at producing than blehgan.. post ped hype!

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                @J-FOH: im not impressed… No power, no speed… Hes 32… Cool, he’ll hit a decent average… So will jarod dyson… Ill take my chances with the melk man.

                Hes out there, so if jeremy loves him so much he can go grab him for his team…

                • Jeremy

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                  @Prez!!: Maybe I will, maybe I won’t…WILDCARD!

                  • Prez!! says:
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                    Germey Yu so crazyyyy!

                • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                  @Prez!!: dyson is nowhere near as good average hitter as Pagan is, at any level. Pagan has also done that for years now. Not saying I like Pagan much.

                  • Prez!! says:
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                    @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: haha yeah hes just the first no power, shitty average guy that came to mind..

                    @JFOH: sorry for “trolling” your comments jack! hey at least you got a couple extra posts! ;) Ill stick to smacktalking you on the MESSAGE BOARD in OUR LEAGUE… that we play in TOGETHER.. as BUDDIES.. well kinda… TALK TO YOU LATER HOMIE!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Prez!!: WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING? criticize the content if you can. Be sure to prove your work.

          • Prez!! says:
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            @J-FOH: i dont like my outfield so much either, but it could turn out okay.. drafted jones 1st and dont think i grabbed another til cruz in the early teens. Not really worried about it tho, OF is always a place where guys come out of nowhere and become relevent.

            • J-FOH

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              @Prez!!: you’re also probably playing with the best group of fantasy players you have ever faced, the wire will not be an easy place to grab from….cust kayin’

              • Prez!! says:
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                @J-FOH@J-FOH: my best work is off the wire. Rcl or not… Watch and learn, ladies..

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Prez!!: your arrogance will be your undoing

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Of his moobs brastrap

                    • Prez!! says:
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                      @J-FOH: @Sky: its a BRO strap! And its not arrogance, its confidence!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Prez!!: you can’t spell that without con

  12. Birdmann says:
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    Good stuff, like the concept of the article.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: I need an attorney to get a restraining order on prezii, can you help? Do you take on slander/defamation of character cases?

      • Birdmann says:
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        @J-FOH: Send the paper work over to my office I’ll get started on that today.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: you get that thing he sent you?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @mauledbypandas: it came in crayon…who scans documents in green crayon?

  13. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Hmm, well I definitely didn’t punt my MI positions last night in our RCL league. Took Pedroia and Andrus early on and ended up with Middlebrooks and Moustakas as my tag team 3-baggers. M&M El Tres Baggers.

    I like the guys you mentioned though. Definitely some upside late in the draft.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: I just looked at your team and I like it a lot. if Kemp rebounds you’re in a good spot. If something pops up Wong and Polanco can go bye bye. But you did really good, Nice upside, solid core of pitching, need some SAGNOF, but who doesn’t

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        @J-FOH: Thanks! Yeah it was hard to pass on Kemp in round 8.

        I’m hoping Fister ends up being ok. IF he’s not, then I’ll be a streaming machine by June.

        I was targeting STrasburg in the 4th if you didn’t get him the round earlier. I really like your first 4 picks. Solid core. You got Asche late! I’m a little bummed with my Middlebrooks pick. Hoping he keeps his job and provides some decent pop.

        Overall that was a fun draft. TOo bad we had two autodrafters. I think it’ll be an active league though.

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          @Shake N Bacon: you got him in the 8th? wow, very nice, I just looked I’d take Porcello over Polanco when he clears waivers….or Wong. Bell would be a flyer for some SAGNOF stash too. Your saves are not so great

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            @J-FOH: Yeah I was surprised to see how quickly closers got snagged up during the draft. I was hoping to get at least one more backup closer (setup man). The Rays do seem to turn shitty relievers into reliable closers. GOod call on Bell.

            Polanco would be nice if he made the team out of Spring Training but I doubt he will.

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              @Shake N Bacon: Oaktown Steve brought it up today and I had been thinking it since he signed with them. I am 99.9% sure Polanco will not start with the big league club.

  14. Carnac says:
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    Good stuff, Jack. Now that Dirks has been deposed, King Rajai shall again be the one true king of Westeros/SAGNOF.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Carnac: death to the usurper!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: the MahaRajai will ride the golden Elephant to the thrown of swipe!….In the AL

  15. Tehol Beddict says:
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    I thought I drafted Michael Saunders?

  16. Birdmann says:
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    Joined your late RCL draft Jacko looking forward to beating you again. Don’t cry about your offense dying.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: try not to win stolen bases by 50 this time. There will be no free passes this time….ie Goldy!

  17. The Guru

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    Nice work, O’ Hateful One. I grabbed some Ashe with my last pick in the writers league and I’m holding on firmly.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Guru: don’t bruise the young boy, you need to let him breathe. Thanks, I try to be accessible and help the everyman

  18. SteveNZ says:
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    Awwwww. Feel so much better about my Asche pick in the FCL now.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: I drafted him in an RCL yesterday as my only 3rd baseman. Mouse got snaked right before. I am really counting on Gyorko to get 3rd base eligibility in there.

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        @J-FOH: Moose went super late in the FCL – 23rd round, 276 overall.

        • J-FOH

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          @SteveNZ: haters be hating on last seasons most suck ass

  19. Beastman says:
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    Considering Asche in a keeper league as my starting 3B, but his minor league numbers don’t scream out 20 HRs from the corner. Any Phils fans see him play in person?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Beastman: how many spots do you keep or is this one of those keep everyone? what other options are there? Why have I seen your movie like a hundred times?

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        @J-FOH: Only a hundred times? I’m insulted, time to sick my blackface tiger on you. Should have clarified, I’m targeting Asche in the auction, don’t yet own him. Would prob only go for a few bucks but not confident he’ll be worth the roster spot.

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          @Beastman: Gotcha, what other 3rd base targets you looking at?

  20. oaktownsteve says:
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    I’ll throw Josh Johnson in there. 11% owned. Healthy. Padres fixed his change up and tuned his mechanics. Moving from AL East to NL West. Many up arrows here.

    • J-FOH

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      @oaktownsteve: Hells yes he is. hey I just checked he’s on your FCL roster. Little self promoting going on here

      How is 100% owned CJ wilson not owned, he’s good for at least 180K’s?

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        @J-FOH:

        Not really self promoting. Now that our draft is over, just sharing with the community guys I like. That’s why we’ve always been here, right? I don’t expect to be right on all these guys.

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          @oaktownsteve: just playful ribbing. You know I got love. It yes you’re correct sharing is caring. During this down time you could have been writing some pre season stuff for the site. Its not like I can paste your comments into an article….or can I?

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            @J-FOH:

            S’ok by me.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @oaktownsteve: I can see the pitch now,

              “Hey Grey, I want to do an article about the best of Oaktown Steve’s comments”

              “What?”

              “I’m going to take all of his best insights and compile them into one piece”

              “Why?”

              “I think it’s good content that readers who didn’t see it should”

              “Let me get this straight you want to do an article where you cut and paste another person’s words and release it under your name?”

              “Well when you put it that way I sound really slimy?”

              “Actually I think you have a future in Hollywood”

  21. Jeremy

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    Thanks for the Pagan mention ;). I also like Arcia a lot.

  22. RG says:
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    I grabbed Nick Swisher as my last pick… pick 246…. I love Rajai, but the only player i could drop now to get Rajai would be Swisher… should I do it? I actually had Rajai last year, so I know what I’m getting…. but I’m not sure about Swisher… I think Swisher is a great value at pick 246.. Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @RG: swisher is a gret value at 246, but what are your team neads, do you need swish? do you need steals? Deciding between those two is based on need and not the “better” player

  23. IHellaHeartJFOH says:
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    Hi J-FOH!

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Big Fan!
    I had a real important slow draft start today in my 8 team CBS league.
    We play for real money – not just bragging rites (10 dollar buy in – OMG rite?)
    I followed your advice and was able to draft almost all of these guys. YAY ME!
    I look forward to next weeks article when you go over pitching (STRONG ARMS GOOD – LOL) so I can make sure I get the jump on my competition.

    Thanks for taking your time to read my comment!
    I’ll be sure to check in regularly to see if you respond to this! (fingers crossed)

  24. autofillwilly says:
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    Marlon Byrd. 2013 stats: 532 abs 24hrs 88rbi 75runs 2 steals.. Grey has him as the 59th best outfielder. Idk what Byrd is taking but its working. Looks healthy and locked in during spring, not missing a beat from last season. Better lineup and great ballpark I think Marlon Byrd finishes inside the top 30 outfieldsers minimum. Theres my ramdon sleeper.

    • autofillwilly says:
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      @autofillwilly: .291 avg in 2013 left out..

      • J-FOH says:
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        @autofillwilly: good call. I drafted him in the writers with the last pick. Unfortunately he didn’t meet my criteria of being less than 20% owned for this article. Nonetheless a good late pick

  25. goodfold2 says:
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    in yahoo you are certainly right about mostsuckass and asche. asche’s not even drafted in 15 teamers. mostsuckass going anywhere from mid 200′s to last round of a 12 teamer. i’m pretty much getting asche as bench bat in late rounds.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @goodfold2: little harder to find playing time in yahoo standard format but a good late upside pick is better than drafting Andre ethier

  26. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    just finished trade for puig/dee gordon for my a-jax and asscab. in this league we start 2 at every offensive position, and we own three whole MLB teams worth of players (except trades). I drafted 2nd and got DET/MIL/CLE. Now i got other owners thinking i’m the one “gambling”. Only way this trade isn’t massive steal is if dee gordon can’t keep job (i would think), and i can likely trade brantley to a LF weak team to get brad miller for SS if that happens.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: thats pretty ridiculous, the owner must be reading real baseball articles and not fantasy, how do you take the Dodgers and not do it for Puig

  27. Clint says:
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    LRFT isn’t catchy enough. To keep up with SAGNOF, might I suggest:

    Flyer
    Athlete
    Projections

    It’s Fap-tastic!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Clint: catering to the new texting generation. Everything is an acronym

  28. Tommy says:
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    just got offered a Anabel Sanchez for Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester. I’m hurting really bad at pitching with MadLin, Beachy and Hamels having injuries. I have a lot a good pictures in addition, like cob matt moore shelby miller geo gonzales, but in my league you need lots of pitching for head to head. Should I pull the trigger and get Sanchez? This is a keeper league / dynasty. MyBackup third baseman are Moustakus and Brett Lawrie

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tommy: I dont like it for dynasty.

  29. IHellaHeartJFOH says:
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    HI J-FOH!

    Wanted to follow up on my post from before. I didn’t really ask any questions. Sorry about that!

    So This morning I was doing the dishes after my wife went to work (<— House Husband Alert! – guilty as charged!) and I started thinking about other ways that experts like yourself could involve more better "sabermetrics" (more like saBOREmetrics, right?!?) into your articles. But for bodies. Maybe "bodymetrics"? Or use an X so it looks cooler and captialize it- BODYMETRIX. Your call.

    Anyways. I read an article the other day that talked about the connection between shoe size and stolen bases. Apparently the guys with bigger feet can get to second base faster (MIND BLOWN). Also, I read how the forearm size of a hitter can do really good at predicting the average distance of homeruns. (WUT!?!) Another one was that a pitchers release angle can indicate the amount of elbow stress and the potential for future injury. (come again?!?!).

    Just some ideas for future articles. If you don't like them, it's ok. But anytime a lightbulb goes off in my head (DING!) I'll let you know. And don't worry, you don't have to pay me. HAHA!

    Real interested to hear your thoughts. Happy March 11th!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @IHellaHeartJFOH: I read the same thing, there is a follow up article about gauging a player by figuring out the difference between how hot his girlfriend/wife is vs. how hot his mom is. I appreciate the follow and stay meow

    • Prez!! says:
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      @IHellaHeartJFOH: lost it again! Im thinking this will never get old.. holy cow…

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