Major Key Alert! Now, for all you Gen-X’ers and cowboy hat-wearing’ country boys, “Major Key” is a term used by us Millennials. Well, anyone can use it really. You should try it in your next board meeting, or at home in a convo with your wife. Have a great idea? Care to pass on some knowledge or drop a little truth bomb into a situation? Gotta give ’em that major key.
And yes, there’s an emoji for that…
Note: These rankings are considered ROS Trade Value
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(Rankings based on 12-team Roto. GREEN = player rising. RED = player dropping. BLUE = new to the 100.)
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A few notes on the 100:
- Really liking the way this Top 100 is shaping up. So many OF available that I’m actually fining difficulty trading any away in 10 team leagues. Guys like Andrew McCutchen basically have no trade value right now due to the other options playing so well. 6 weeks ago McCutchen was a 5-8 round pick, while Michael Conforto was being taken 200+. You couldn’t pay me money to make that swap now, though. Thus is the difficulty of preseason rankings, and why running the waivers early in the season can pay such dividends.
- In the most recent Prospect Podcast Ralph and Halp talked about Yonder Alonso’s breakout season. It’s about five years late, but everything checks out for this to be sustainable. I don’t know that he’ll remain this hot and outpace Miguel Cabrera, but ride it while you can.
- I typically avoid Billy Hamilton in almost all leagues. Well, in drafts I did. And now I’m paying the price. He’s the quintessential SAGNOF, but this year os far he’s hitting enough to bring a lot of value in other areas. Those 20 SB to this point in the season are almost a guarantee for 6-8 points in roto minimum. To get that from one player is remarkable, but don’t overpay for him. Someone offered me Hamilton for Rizzo in an NL-Only where I have power and need speed, but I can’t take a move like that. The relative value is too high when thinking of the market. Rather than overspend on Hamilton, find SB elsewhere, or go buy low on Villar and reap the benefits of at least cats, if not all 5.
- How much longer until Bryce Harper contends for that #1 spot?
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