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So, I took part in one of those 15-team NFBC drafts that Rudy and all the cool kids were talking about-slash-doing.  What a snoozefest!  I mean, it was fun, but I fell asleep literally 19 times during it.  Granted, it lasted for 19 days, so if I didn’t fall asleep 19 times, I would’ve needed trucker speed, but still.  Speaking of which, I have much respect for truckers.  They’re driving all day and they have to wear the stupidest hats.  Any the hoo!  This draft was one part fresh, two parts ‘to def’ and some random Razzballers took part, so maybe we can chat in the comments — I have no friends!  We can’t talk about trades, because there are none.  There’s also no waivers.  This was a 15-team league that went 50 rounds deep.  What you draft is what you have.  No backsies, no foolsies.  Anyway, here’s my 15-team NFBC team and some thoughts:

C: J.P. Arencibia
C: Matt Wieters
1B: Freddie Freeman
2B: Chase Utley
3B: Nolan Arenado
SS: Jean Segura
CI: Mark Trumbo
MI: Emilio Bonifacio
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Norichika Aoki
OF: Oswaldo Arcia
OF: Angel Pagan
OF: Colby Rasmus
UTIL: Will Venable

P: Cliff Lee
P: Anibal Sanchez
P: Patrick Corbin
P: Lance Lynn
P: Rick Porcello
P: Taijuan Walker
P: Jon Niese
P: Nate Jones
P: Addison Reed

BENCH

C: George Kottaras
1B: Yonder Alonso
1B: Gaby Sanchez
2B: Dan Uggla
3B: Conor Gillaspie
3B: Mike Olt
SS: Didi Gregorious
OF: Bryon Buxton
OF: Tony Campana
OF: Andy Dirks
OF: David Lough
P: Carlos Martinez
P: Jake Odorizzi
P:  Tommy Hanson
P: Felix Doubront
P: Erik Bedard
P: Jesse Chavez
P: Jaime Garcia
P: Enny Romero
P: Tim Stauffer
P: Carlos Torres
P: Brian Wilson
P: Edwin Jackson
P: Roenis Elias
P: Brad Hand
P: Casey Kelly
P: Joe Smith

YEAH, THIS TEAM IS THE BOMB DOT GOV, UNTIL PATRICK CORBIN GOT FOILED.  LUCKY YOU HAVE 47 PITCHERS TO BACK HIM UP, HUH?

About halfway through this draft, I was seeing a double rainbow outside my window.  My dog, Ted, brought me an ice cream sandwich and we were looking at my team and high fiving then… *dramatic prairie dog music*  I lost Patrick Corbin.  So, I was like, “Whatevs, I’m still good, let’s make homemade sherbert,” then Anibal had a sore shoulder and I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna draft pitchers for the next 15 rounds.”  I’m actually concerned now that I don’t have enough hitting depth.  If Arencibia is garbage, as is his wont, and Kottaras doesn’t play, I don’t have a 2nd catcher.  If Utley gets hurt, as is his wont, and Uggla loses his job or is straight garbage and Emilio doesn’t have a job and… Well, I’m concerned about my depth.

I HAVE A QUESTION, GREAT, ALL-POWERFUL, GREY, HOW DID YOU GET SUCH A FANTASTIC HITTING TEAM?

And I drafted Cliff Lee high!  If there’s no injuries to anyone, I think I’m going to be competitive.  Unfortunately, these deep leagues are won and lost on depth, and I just went over how I feel about my depth.  If, say, Pagan goes down, I can move Trumbo into the outfield, then Yonder to corner.  Am on my second paragraph of talking about my hitting depth?  Okay, you get the point, I’m concerned what happens to the team if injuries happen.

YOUR PITCHING IS, WELL, INTERESTING

Assuming Cliff Lee stays healthy and Anibal is fine, then I think I can squeak by playing match-ups. (It’s weekly lineup changes for pitchers.  Bi-weekly for hitters; bi-weekly?  That sounds kinky!)  The loss of Corbin hurts more in this league than it would in other leagues, and Taijuan might not be okay.  My lack of depth with closers could really hurt too.  I didn’t take high-end handcuffs.  I do like Joe Smith, because I think Frieri has worn The Sciosciapath’s nerves down considerably in the last few years, and Dane De La Rosa is already nursing an injury.  To say Joe Smith will get three saves this year is being optimistic.  Nate Jones is so tenuous, no one has even said he’s definitely the closer on the White Sox.  Addison Reed has 4 closers behind.  I originally drafted Carlos Martinez as a starter, but I might actually get well-needed saves from him.  I’ve never done a league before where I can’t pick up anyone all year, which doesn’t play into my strengths, so my pitching is, well, interesting.  Callback!

  1. Ryan says:
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    Thoughts on will venable? One of the top fantasy players in the second half last year hitting .315 with 13 hrs and 13 steals. The guy always hit around .290 in the minors and has had some 29, 26 steal season in the majors in 300 at bats with double digit homeruns. He doesn’t have much competition in the of in san diego and I feel he could have a 25/30 year easily with at least a .260 ba if he gets around 600 ab’s

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Ryan: He’s 31 this year (all season) I believe. It’s my opinion that last year is as good as it gets for Venable. 22 homers was by far highest career total, and he only stole 29 bases in his highest MLB total there. Throw out the thought of him getting 600 at bats, he’s never hit 500 at-bats. 25/30 is very unlikely….more in the 15-20/25 range with a .275 AVG if he stays healthy.

      • ashtray says:
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        @kingforaday151: That’s a pretty good summary of what you’re getting with Venable. He will get a few extra PAs while Maybin is injured but his ceiling would have to be no more than 500. Expect 10/20 and anything more than that will be gravy

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    what ?
    no puig ??
    the sky’s falling in .
    the sky’s falling in .

  3. Fister Furbush says:
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    I like Jake odorizzi this year. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he moves into your on paper starting rotation.

    As a Mariners fan, let me tell you the the fan base is expecting Taijuan Walker to have himself a big season. I own him as well and I’d be peachy if he can perform like a #2 at some point this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Walker wasn’t gonna pitch a whole season anyway so you scrap together April then he returns, I’m in on him on lots of teams

  4. captianpyper says:
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    Enny and Roenis?!? Wow. I’m ashamed to say I have no idea who 4 of your pitchers are! Either that or you’re making them up! (Who names their kid Roenis…rhymes with…poor kid) Joe Smith should go give his mom a hug.

  5. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    based on your own rankings you got a good pitching staff (pre-corbin injury obv) for 15 teamer. For 15 closers aren’t bad, although you’ve probably got less backup closers than some.

    • RotisserieJedi says:
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      Your starting line-up looks fine. I agree, you have absolutely NO depth, but if I had to guess, neither does anyone else. It’s why I never do drafts in leagues that big, especially if the roster calls for that many batters. Honestly, given the injury rate in professional sports, I wonder whether the outcome in that league will not be more attributable to luck.

      But good luck!

      • @RotisserieJedi: With all due respect Jedi, injures may be the result of bad luck, but not planning for them (since they are likely if not inevitable) is the result of bad management especially in leagues that allow for a lot of bench space. In those leagues, the managers who are especially adept at building depth are probably the same ones who are “lucky” themselves every year in the standings.

        • kingforaday151 says:
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          @Fanthead: Agree, leagues this deep take a lot of the ‘luck’ out of the equation. I’m dying to get in to a league this deep myself. Every ten team, shallow bench league kind of gets boring as my knowledge of the player pool grows. Anybody out there with an opening in a 14 teamer, mixed or NL/AL only, I want in!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @RotisserieJedi: luck is 50% of winning any fantasy league

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @J-FOH: I’d put it a bit higher for H2H and Football

          • J-FOH says:
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            @mauledbypandas: H2H baseball is the red headed step child of foorball

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @J-FOH: I understand there are people who like H2H and points leagues but I am not a fan. I guess I prefer the least luck based version of fantasy baseball.

              • Greyismyhero says:
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                @mauledbypandas: I’m a head to head believer, I stopped playing Roto after playing it for years, Roto leagues seem to die quick and people lose interest esp when they are low in standings .H2H provides me with a diff type of challenge w/ facing a diff opponent each week…Not to mention the many different strategies you can incorporate in H2H…I agree though, its mostly luck..:)

                • mauledbypandas says:
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                  @Greyismyhero: I see the logic in that, but luckily I have managed to be in roto leagues that stay active no matter the standings. My personal experience with h2h was that people give up there almost as often as in Roto. Whatever you have more fun doing though, it’s supposed to be fun!!

                • J-FOH

                  J-FOH says:
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                  @Greyismyhero: nothing is better than an active wire to wire roto league. One common mistake is people don’t understand that making up ground is not as hard as you think and need to make major changes to do that sometimes.

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @J-FOH: Except for football. Then it’s more like 99%.

          Ergo, I hate fantasy football. But I do love using the word “ergo” in a sentence.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @L-Boogie: Not the biggest fan of it myself but I end up in one league a year it seems. I paid for the Razzball 32in32in32in3232323232 so I will damn sure have a team this year!

        • kingforaday151 says:
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          @J-FOH: That’s like saying luck is 50% of the stock market, maybe so but that seems like a foolish idea to me. Of coarse you can catch bad breaks or be ‘lucky’ enough to grab that waiver pick up that blows up, but by doing your homework and hedging your investments you greatly improve your chances of winning. Position depth, working to get extra starts in weekly leagues, understanding of prospects and their potential impact before they get the call….a lot of ‘luck’ can break your way if you know what you’re doing. “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” -Thomas Jefferson

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @kingforaday151: you still have to have the dominoes go your way to win, that is all. The other half of luck is where you separate yourself. It also depends who you are playing with. I have missed adding players by mere seconds when my computer lagged in pulling up the players screen. Is that a lack of skill? No it’s not, just the other guy who saw the same thing in a live game got him right before me. If my computer doesn’t lag then I own the next closer, is that skill or is that luck? This is only one of many examples. Trust me, you can assume a player will or will not get hurt but every dog has his day and some guys get fluky injuries. There is a lot of luck when you’re not the one picking up the bat or managing the club or calling the pitches. You are relying on prior knowledge to forecast what a person will do, when people drafted Chris Davis last year were they all evil laughing because they knew they drafted a 50 HR hitter? No they weren’t. They thought they were getting a .250-.260 25 HR hitter with decent runs and rbi’s. i owned him and I know I got lucky….and won my league.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @J-FOH: this speaks to getting a better computer, like a high school basketball player getting the best shoes (not cosmetically best), instead of old ones.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: having a worse computer than your enemies is actually the very definition of not being “bad luck” since it’s something completely in your control. An example of bad luck is when a player who’s never been hurt and you draft in the first round misses whole year. No control over that.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it was the wifi for a second. you’re splitting hairs at this point

  6. y4 says:
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    I’d have trouble keeping to the same strategy over 19 days.

    I’ve been in negotiations for a few days and just want to wrap it up. It’s an OPS league and my strategy is to stream pitching and focus on hitting.

    The deal on the table right now is-
    I give Cano, Stanton, Cashner, and Pineda
    I get Fielder, Pedroia, Shields, Gee

    My current offense
    c-Rosario, 1b-Pujols, 2b-Cano, 3b-Arenado, ss-Reyes, of-A.Jones, Stanton, J.Upton, util-A.Rios
    bn Rizzo, Beltran

    I’m streaming pitching so I have a lot of pitchers but my top ones are probably Liriano, Cashner, Peavy, and Porcello.

    Considering my team is this deal good for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @y4: Sounds fine

  7. Buzzdainer says:
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    Cody Asche is nowhere on your team. I’m beginning to think you don’t love him as much as you say you love him. And that breaks my Ashce-Asche heart.

    • Buzzdainer says:
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      @Buzzdainer: Jokes tend to fall flat when you misspell things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buzzdainer: I’ve been having a hard time reading rooms on when to draft him…

      • Buzzdainer says:
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        @Grey: I know what you mean. I didn’t draft him because I already had Zimmerman, but then he landed in the FA pool.

      • Furious says:
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        @Grey: His Twitter is @cody_smasche – perfect.

  8. Bob says:
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    I got involved in a points league for the first time this year and I’m not sure I drafted a good team based on the scoring. Pitchers went flying off the board so I stayed true and stuck with my normal strategy but I look back and maybe it’s because of the point allocation. Offense – 1pt for runs, hits, rbis, and sbs. 4 points for hrs. Half point for walks. 2 extra points for grand slam. Pitching gets 5 points for a win, 2 points for a qs, 1 point for a k, and 2 points for a save. They also put in a ton of points if a pitcher were to ever have a no hitter. No negative points. 10 man league snake draft. 8th pick. Here’s my team. Let me know your thoughts –

    C – Ramos
    1- Votto
    2- Cano
    3- Longoria
    Ss – Desmond
    O- Braun
    O- Holliday
    O- Werth
    U – Agonz
    U- ARam
    S- Gio
    S- Wacha
    S- Salazar
    S- Cingrani
    S- Ubaldo
    R- Kimbrel
    R- H. Santiago
    B – B miller, Tillman, Haren, Springer, and Victorino

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: Oh yea, and its a weekly league so no changes mid week.

      • Bob says:
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        @Bob: H2H

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Bob: Considering you have 4 first round caliber hitters it must have been like the reverse of regular drafts, with pitchers all going early instead. I noticed that in my new points league, so managed to grab an ace in Scherzer. But we’ll see, pitching certainly isn’t horrible, ton of upside there.

      • Bob says:
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        @Swfcdan: yes, the draft shocked me with how many pitchers went early. Like 70% pitching in the first 4 rounds so I for these great hitters that fell. My pitching strategy was to grab guys that get ks on teams with good offenses since we don’t penalize earned runs or walks. Simply went for ks and wins. I also failed to mention I have Ventura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: The hitting looks decent, in points I’d prolly go better with the pitching staff but it should be competitive since it’s a shallow league

  9. OK says:
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    I participated in the draft with you and think we all have depth issues. I was the idiot who drafted Kershaw and didn’t back him up with another ace. Then My SP2 Medlen got hurt and I gave away any advantage I had by going pitching early. These leagues are a war of attrition. Good luck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OK: Totally, I plan on having half a team playing by July… You too!

  10. ashtray says:
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    Yesterday you suggested that I pick up Alcides Escobar since my only SS right now is Profar. Do you think it would be worth it for me to offer a SP (start with Dickey, offer Weaver if declined) to get Brad Miller? My other SPs I’d be left with are:

    Sale
    Cole
    Teheran
    Gray
    Bailey
    Ventura
    Porcello

    12 team h2h categories
    Batters – R, HR, RBI, SB, Ave, K, OBP
    Pitchers – W, SV, K ,ERA, WHIP, L, QS

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @ashtray:

      you can try ,
      but not sure either of those would get it done .
      as you’ve found out ,
      it’s easier to replace pitchers .

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @ashtray: Id do it…im not a fan of either of those pitchers

  11. Will says:
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    Best speculative add for saves?

    Benoit
    C. Allen
    Melancon
    Farquhar

    Thank you!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Will: The Farq…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Will: benoit

    • Will says:
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      @Will: Hmmm, and I was leaning Melancon thinking Grilli is still hurting…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Will: Benoit

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Will: All of these RPs project as solid closers if presented with the opportunity, but outside of an injury, Allen has the best chance to get a shot at the job and run with it.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Big Magoo: ax looked good in st. Louis. They fixed what was wrong in Milwaukee, tipping pitches and a flaw, that being said I like Allen a lot. Street is gone this year, you don’t spend that kind of money in san Diego for a set up man. IMO

        • Shake N Bacon says:
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          @J-FOH: I agree with J-FOH. I also think money comes into play when concerning the Indians. They are less likely to let one of their young guns close because then they are deemed more valuable when it comes to arbitration.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @J-FOH: @Shake N Bacon: Axford might be ok, but I’d like to see better results over a larger sample size. He only threw 10.1 innings in StL, and allowed 14 baserunners. Got lucky with the ERA in that small sample. I think that Allen is the superior pitcher. Just remains to be seen if he’ll get the opportunity to close.

            • J-FOH

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              @Big Magoo: I think Allen is the superior pitcher too but the reality of real life doesn’t help our case. I think Bacon makes a good point and as we have seen countless times, the best pitcher in the bullpen is not always the closer. Any one remember Joe Borowski?

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @J-FOH: There’s a good chance that Axford struggles and is overtaken by Allen, or that Ax is flipped at the deadline. I think that Allen gets the job either way, eventually…

                • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                  @Big Magoo: it’s very often that the best RP is setup guy, he’s the one they usually bring into the highest leverage spots, like when guys are already on base, with a small lead. Closers usually come into bases clear brand new 9th inning (much easier situation)

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Will: Benoit is only getting saves if/when Street is injured. When Street comes back he’ll be closing again.

      The same can be said for Melancon/Grilli.

      Which brings me to Farquhar and Allen. Not only will they get saves if the guy in front of them gets injured, but there’s a pretty good chance the guys in front of them will suck too. In which case they could hold the job down for the rest of the year.

      So, choosing between those 2 I go with Allen. Partly because I trust Axford even less than Rodney, but partly because I trust Allen more than Farquhar.

      Of course, this is all speculation so if you ask again next week I may give a different answer.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @A Hill O’ Beans: I agree with most of this…except I trust Axford more than Rodney…
        Allen is better than The Farq…but I think The Farq has a better shot at saves…

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Wake Up: Axford’s on a cheap one-year deal, while Rodney’s on a two-year deal for more money. I think that Rodney will be given a pretty long leash…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Big Magoo: and SEA is in a position to win now…

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @Wake Up: CLE isn’t? The Indians won 21 more games than the Mariners last season. Not sure what your argument is with that statement…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Big Magoo: I thought we were forecasting? I know what happened last year…
                Don’t see Cle contending…they need to have Ax closing to flip him…so, you’re talking 3 months of waiting on Allen…

                • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                  @Wake Up: if tipping was really the whole problem with Ax, Rodney is worse, also Farq was better than Allen last year too (but yes, small sample size there with Farq)

  12. Hawk says:
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    Prediction for you, Grey. By season’s end:

    Mike Olt will be a starting Util
    Will Venable will be a starting OF
    Colby Rasmus will be on the bench

    • Hawk says:
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      @Hawk:

      Also…

      I like your pitching even with Corbin being hurt.. Steady guys up top, a couple of lottery tickets on the bottom.

      Just remember: Edwin Jackson is good for 5-6 starts at a time and he can be blown up at any time. It’s better to miss out on a good start than absorb one of his bad ones.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Hawk: Yeah, hopefully on pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: I could see that, and kinda hope so… I was thinking Olt at corner, but yeah

    • Kirk says:
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      @Hawk: Yeah, I hope Olt breaks out this year. I took him in my Raffball NFBC slow draft as well (Rudy’s league).

      This is just the second one I have done. My experience last year taught me that you have to have depth, you need to identify breakout possibilities, and you get screwed if you wait on pitching. Last year, I had the best offense in our league, but my pitching was horrid for the most part. I had no chance at winning because I waited too long. I ended up with Darvish and a a bunch of has beens.

      • Kirk says:
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        @Kirk: Oops…Razzball, not Raffball. D’oh!

  13. Brian Boyle says:
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    12 team H2H 6×5 with OPS as the sixth category. I drafted out of the twelve spot, and to make things worse I wasn’t able to make the draft so I was on auto draft last night. I did my best to set it up. So hear is my team, and what do you think???

    C Gattis
    1B Fielder
    2B Altuve
    3B Alvarez
    SS Segura
    OF Harper
    OF J. Upton
    OF A. Gordon
    UT Trumbo
    B Arenado, B. Miller, De Aza

    P Moore
    P Liriano
    P Masterson
    P Archer
    P Porcello
    P Kluber
    RP Nathan
    B Soriano, Farquhar, Delgado, Ross, E. Ramirez, J, Soria

    Thanks for all the great articles and laughs!!

    BB

    • pedsRus says:
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      @Brian Boyle: one of the best auto drafts I’ve ever seen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian Boyle: Thanks! Agree with Peds, solid team for autodraft

  14. Swfcdan says:
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    That is one muthafuckin big bench.

    Great team!

    • Brian Boyle says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      Yes we have 9 bench slots.

      Thanks!!!

      BB

  15. gareth says:
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    Hey grey,

    So the tigers essentially traded doug fister, prince fielder and 25 year old utility guy Steve lombardozzi for Robbie ray, ian kinsler and 37 year old (is he still playing?) Alex Gonzalez.

    They also lost a Key bullpen guy in Rondon and their starting shortstop inglesias. In response to this they have so far traded for a Romaine lettuce from California.

    What do you make of Detroit’s bizarre offseason?

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      @gareth: I make that the Injuns are gonna win that division! Also, I am completely biased because I’m an A’s fan and hate the Tigers for eliminating my team countless times (3?) over the past few years.

      Time for some new blood at the top!

    • Grey

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      @gareth: Self-destruction

  16. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Haven’t ever done NFBC, but the depth does seem wanting. I’d think guys like Trumbo probably have a decent amount of added value then because of the versatility. Did you take Trumbo earlier, or over some other guys you like for that reason? Curious as to where Swisher or say Carter went as well. The bench OFs seem very weak, but I assume that’s probably true for most teams with 8-10 OFs on each right? Alonso and Olt seem like pretty solid options given league size, but MI looks hella rough. Didi pick obviously came before Owings announcement, but
    Uggla, even in a 15×50, seems unpalatable. Finally, curious to know when the high end handcuffs were being taken, and who you took around those picks/why. Given that you can’t make trades or pick-ups during the season, I would think such handcuffs carry a lot of weight. Did you not foresee the demand/inflated cost, or were you faced with other value picks that you simply couldn’t pass up?
    My bad about the long series of questions, just intrigued by the NFBC slow-draft model and would like to gain a better understanding of the thought processes/strategy. Anyway, good luck on the season dude. Hopefully you’ve paid your major injury dues with Corbin, and the fantasy gods will spare the rest of your team. If not, Ted better get ready for a lot of ice cream runs.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:
      Unless you’re lactose intolerant. Then you might have more treacherous ice cream runs than Ted…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      have to disagree with your assessment of the uggla pick .
      this , imo , is the ideal type of league for a guy who might get ,
      streaky and/or valuable for power numbers vs certain match-ups
      and in certain parks .

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @costaricanchata:
        Though I agree with your take on the value of one of Uggla’s hot streaks, I’m more concerned with the fact that he might play himself out of a job sooner rather than later. I know LaStella isn’t a Baez level prospect, and brings no pop, but he’s waiting with solid on base skills and better defense. I’d rather not have a backup who might not have a job come June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: As long as Ted doesn’t just get the runs…. Yeah, guys like Trumbo have a lot more value, Prado, Ackley, etc. I should’ve taken more of them… My bench OFs are a little weak, but my lineup OF is very strong….Rudy will have a post which breaks down all 45 Razzball teams that drafted, but handcuffs just went to early for my blood… I felt I was getting better value taking guys like Doubront than say a Putz

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: As the schmuck who took Putz, I’m embarrassed and humbled!

        Never done this format, so it was interesting to say the least… the first night I went to bed around 11 with a couple picks ahead of me, and I woke up at 8 and it autopicked JUpton– (was going to go Freeman and you took him!). Little things like that where you learn you need to assume the pick is going to get back to you during the night and you need to reset your queue accordingly.

        Overall, should be fun- the concept is cool. The website isn’t very user friendly compared to ESPN or Yahoo, so that will take some getting used to as well.

        I don’t hate my team- I went for depth versus upside though, so my team isn’t very exciting on paper. We’ll see if the strategy pays off…

        Was surprised to see you take the 5th catcher off the board (just seems like an anti-Grey thing to do). My favorite pick of yours was Carlos Martinez– the guy is a beast and the Cards just have to start him at some point. The Cards always seem to make the right roster moves in situations like this, so moving him to the bullpen left me scratching my head. Think its an innings-limit thing, and they’re planning on bringing him in to start around the Break?

        • Grey

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          I’ve never done this format either… I do like a decent catcher in a 2 catcher league and since there’s no pick ups, I figured I needed A) a good one B) one that usually plays a lot… Which team is yours? Team name?

          • Brian says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: I’m Team Harrahy- picked 6th.

            Not getting Freeman in the 2nd put me in a bind due to the lack of top 1B- but in hindsight, the closer we get to the start of the year the more I have a gut feeling Matt Adams is going to get the ABs to put him in the second tier 1B discussions. You feeling even better about him since your sleeper post?

            • Grey

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              I like Adams, nothing’s changed

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:
        Gotcha. Ya, I’d probably have overpaid for multi-position guys just to have the flexibility, given that injuries are more of a how many will I have, rather than will I have any. Looking forward to Rudy’s breakdown.

  17. Scottie O. says:
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    If you had the choice to pick your draft position in a 12 team (H2H 6×6) league; which spot would you pick out of and who would you be targeting in rounds 1-3(or 4)?

    • Bob says:
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      @Scottie O.: I’ve always liked 1-3 or 8-10. I either get great talent at the front or a solid 2 guys with the 1st and 2nd picks with the 8-10.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scottie O.: I want Trout. End of story.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Cram It: Did a draft last week. Had the 2nd pick. Based my whole strategy around getting Miggy. Turns out so did the guy with the #1 pick.

        Somewhat unrelated I know but I’m still just amazed that I got Trout.

        • Cram It says:
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          @L-Boogie: Ha. What a lovely surprise. Getting Trout would relieve a lot of that early rounds strategy.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Scottie O.: I had the 5th pick the other day and I’ve gotta say that’s my least favorite spot this year.

      This season I’d go #1 so I could get Trout, or #4 so I could get the leftovers of Trout/Miggy/Cutch/Goldy.

  18. Five-On-One says:
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    I participated in one of those SLOW drafts as well. Depth (and luck) will certainly play a huge part in determining the outcome. I’ve already lost two pitchers for the year (Beachy and Rondon) with a third (Minor) starting the year on the DL, and I am also a bit worried about my outfield depth. I have Braun, Werth, Vanable and Lake. But then am relying on Pressly (may lose his job to Hicks), Smith (may not have a full-time job in SD) and Sweeny and Blanco (emergency fill-ins) until Springer gets the call in June. I did manage to grab a few of Grey’s Faves in Rosario, Pujols and Miller.

  19. The Fuzz says:
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    Speaking of deep leagues….I just drafted for a 20-tm league. 6×6 with OPS and HLD as the extras. How do you think I did? I targeted hitting, and was left with only 5 legitimate starters and not many good relievers, but I figure I can snag some on waivers.

    C Álex Ávila
    1B Prince Fielder
    2B José Altuve
    3B Jedd Gyorko
    SS Brad Miller
    IF Adrián González
    OF Jay Bruce
    OF Avisail García
    OF Will Venable
    Util Oswaldo Arcia
    Util Nate Schierholtz
    BN Alex Presley
    BN Scooter Gennett

    SP Homer Bailey
    SP Masahiro Tanaka
    SP Justin Masterson
    SP Corey Kluber
    RP Steve Cishek
    RP Darren O’Day
    RP Cody Allen
    P Yordano Ventura
    P Josh Fields
    BN Randall Delgado
    BN Pedro Strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fuzz: I like your team, Presley looks out of a job (for now) but that’s a small issue… Nice pitching and hitting…

  20. Jermo says:
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    This dude in my league has been trying to get my Latos for his Minor since the draft ended. Grey, I know you recently lost a lot of love for Latos so would you do the trade?

  21. Ian says:
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    Hey how would you guys rank these middle infielders this year: Kelly Johnson, Dustin Ackley, Chris Owings, Dee Gordon and Kolten Wong? Thanks

  22. Jay

    Jay says:
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    I think the Cubs FO knows what they have in Kottaras.

    That being said, it does feel weird to talk about Kottaras in fantasy context. Actually… in any context.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jay: Someone just good enough to give someone else a rest when someone else gets tired?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Wake Up: I mean, sure. There’s a little more there. From a baseball stand point, he has amazing BB rates and nets close 1 war every 200 PA’s… in the MLB, that’s pretty valuable. In fantasy, probably less so, but if any one is going to give him more PA’s, it’s probably the Cubs.

        • Josh O.

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          @Jay: I feel like the Cubs think rather highly of Beef Welington, though. An improving defensive catcher. OPS’d .863 in the 2nd half last year. Was worth 3.2 WAR over the season. Don’t know that Kottaras will get a ton of play other than just your typical backup catcher.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Jay: Sure, I mean…it’s a sneaky good late pick for OBP…

          Sounds like we agree…but it took you more words to say the same thing…I win, if this were a telegram comp…stop

          Today only…buy a Veras and we will throw in a free Kottaras…hurry…they are going fast…we only have 30 left…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I hope so, cause his bat should play

  23. costaricanchata says:
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    completely unrelated to thread ,
    but if you guys are starting to post real (?) pictures of each other ,
    i suppose that i can admit that this is one of the 1st records
    that i ever bought : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jmAm7XCc8

  24. costaricanchata says:
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    haha .
    every year , i participate in a slow mock draft .
    takes about a month for me to draft a catcher .
    curious as to what day you selected arencibia .

    unlike my league , which is a set it / forget it ,
    surprised you didn’t take a 3rd catcher ,
    just for substitution purposes .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        oops .
        now i see him .

  25. gareth says:
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    With the news about Giovanni Soto, Arencibia now becomes fantasy relevant again, right?

    Relevant as in hes a full time catcher that gets left on the waiver wire as opposed to a part time one.

    I must resist the urge to pick him up briefly this season and watch him go 1 for 18 with a home run.

    Hey cram, I asked a catcher question! (kind of).

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @gareth:

      I’m hearing Wash does not like Arrencibia at all. Heard he likes Chirinos a lot though. Apparently Chirinos had one of the best camps of any Ranger player…which is not saying much since apparently the documentary film about the Ranger spring is going to be called: Disaster Camp! The Movie.

      Some Ranger writers reporting Chirinos has inside track on starting job for opening day.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @OaktownSteve: No need to rub salt in the wounds.. the season hasn’t even started yet!

  26. gareth says:
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    Hey grey,

    In this war of attrition format I suggest you project an image in the sky for every fallen victim (in this case, Corbin) while playing rousing orchestral music.

  27. Hawk says:
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    Hey all,

    Been seeing / hearing some good things about Marcus Semien who looks to fill in for Gordon Beckham at 2b for the White Sox. Is he worth owning in a 10 team mixed roto? 12 team? Is he nothing more than a Ryan Raburn (Spring Training Hero)?

    • Grey

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      @Hawk: Not worth it there

  28. Hans says:
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    Points league, 10 teams, no bench
    C Castro
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Altuve
    SS Andrus
    3B Arenado
    OF Bruce
    OF Braun
    OF Puig
    DH Pujols
    UTIL Hosmer
    UTIL Rizzo

    SPs Bailey, Sanchez, Masterson, Teheran, Wilson
    RPs Kimbrel, Chapman (to be moved to DL once season starts)

    Thoughts? Suggestions on where to improve?

    • Grey

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      @Hans: In a points league, I prolly would’ve went stronger on pitching, but team looks decent, solid hitting…

  29. Clint says:
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    I autodrafted Anibal Sanchez myself in my H2H pts league as my “ace” and the more I learn about him, the more I’m worried. Was listening to Stephania Bell chronicle his shoulder injury history recently and it sounds like this has been going on forever. Give me some optimism Grey!

    • Grey

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      @Clint: He had it last year and came back fine

  30. Hi Gray

    14 team, 5×5 Roto league.

    Just finished the draft and I am being asked about a trade. They want my Cashner or A.Wood and are offering K.Davis+

    He also has Choo, who I would rather target but that feels unlikely to get.

    Who would you rather hang on to? (Cashner has slightly better keeper value next year at $10 v. $14 for Wood) and would getting back Davis be enough? I may be able to get an extra bat out of it (Villar or Grandal are his most enticing throw ins. He also has Werth, but I dont think I can get Davis and Worth together, but can try).

      • @Grey: no relation to anyone. I am a figment of an imagination.

        Even if I could get Choo from one of them? I am actually a little concerned about my offense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Choo, but see no way he makes that trade

  31. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Hey hey, Grey Grey.

    16-team league, 7×6 (OPS, Total Bases and K/9, and no, I’m not a fan of the extra cats, either)

    We have one IF spot instead of the traditional MI and CI. I have Corey Hart there now. Would you drop him for Cody Asche? Stats-wise, I’m already heavy on power and lightish on speed, but there aren’t any fast infielders on the wire, so the question is really about how much you trust Hart and/or expect Asche to outperform.

    Thanks a lot. Bababooey. Is that you?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        …gary where are you?

  32. Milarky says:
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    Thanks for the great advice guys! I’m in a deep large roster 10-team keeper where we keep 4 hitters and 2 pitchers. I’d consider my pitchers “meh” – Greinke and Anibal. Given our rules, it looks like Hanley (or Tulo), Cliff Lee and Wainwright will all be available in the first round. Normally I go with hitting for the first few rounds, but with those outliers, I’m assuming I’d have to go with one of Lee or Wainwright if Hanley is gone? To give some perspective, guys like Upton, Freeman, Rios, Mauer, Trumbo, Choo, Teheran, Cobb, Minor, Wacha are also available in the first round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: No problem…. I’d go with a bat… Freeman, Upton next

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Interesting. The wrinkle here is that it’s me letting Upton go (in favour of Segura). Is that the right call if I’m keeping McCutchen, Cano and Longoria? We start 2 at each IF position.

        • Grey

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          Yes, I’d keep Segura, can draft Upton back

  33. JDW says:
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    I see you nabbed Arenado here too! :) Dude, your pervasive faith in the kid has sold me on him too. He seems that one guy you are making sure you get in every draft.

    I usually have a guy or two like that each year. Last year it was Matt Harvey for me and I was stocked before he got hurt. The year before it was Francisco Liriano (before his bounceback) and he sucked for me on every team. You just never know. These fantasy baseball love affairs are volatile things. You’ve made Arenado my man crush this year.

    • Tigres says:
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      I got Arenado via draft in RCL and through trade in home keeper league. Definitely have been brainwashed, uh, I mean influenced by this site. I assume we were all part of the virtual prayer circle that healed his hand after getting HBP a couple days ago…

      • JDW says:
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        @Tigres: hahaha – glad I’m not alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDW: Yeah, hope he works out…. He doesn’t project for big power but it’s Coors

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey:

        When all else fails, draft Rockies hitters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s my thought

  34. Bada Bing says:
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    In this league with Grey, so figured I’d post my team as well, not that anyone cares. Gaping hole at 3B, hoping for a Maikel Franco call-up, but it will be Callaspo, Valbueana, and Francisco for now. God that’s hard to type. Like my pitching, hitting is a bit light. Snagged Broxton and Hoover before Chapman’s facial, so saves are looking solid.

    NAME
    Perez, Salvador C KC – – – – – – – 100.0% 98.7%
    Santana, Carlos C,1B CLE – – – – – – – 100.0% 98.7%
    Howard, Ryan 1B PHI – – – – – – – 100.0% 92.7%
    Infante, Omar 2B KC – – – – – – – 100.0% 86.7%
    Francisco, Juan 1B,3B MIL – – – – – – – 99.3% 7.3%
    Castro, Starlin SS CHC – – – – – – – 100.0% 94.0%
    Bourn, Michael OF CLE – – – – – – – 100.0% 64.7%
    Gonzalez, Carlos OF COL – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    Jackson, Austin OF DET – – – – – – – 100.0% 97.3%
    Puig, Yasiel OF LAD @Ari(2) – – – – – – 100.0% 100.0%
    Young, Eric OF NYM – – – – – – – 100.0% 86.7%
    Gordon, Dee SS LAD @Ari(2) – – – – – – 100.0% 76.0%
    Belt, Brandon 1B SF – – – – – – – 100.0% 98.0%
    Martinez, Victor UTL DET – – – – – – – 100.0% 92.7%
    Dickey, R.A. P TOR – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    Fernandez, Jose P MIA – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    Johnson, Jim P OAK – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    Kimbrel, Craig P ATL – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    Quintana, Jose P CHW – – – – – – – 100.0% 84.7%
    Santiago, Hector P LAA – – – – – – – 100.0% 58.0%
    Shields, James P KC – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    Smyly, Drew P DET – – – – – – – 100.0% 98.7%
    Wacha, Michael P STL – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
    BENCH
    Brantly, Rob C MIA – – – – – – – 56.0% 2.7%
    Callaspo, Alberto 2B,3B OAK – – – – – – – 99.3% 7.3%
    Carp, Mike 1B,OF BOS – – – – – – – 99.3% 5.3%
    Conger, Hank C LAA – – – – – – – 100.0% 29.3%
    Dunn, Adam 1B CHW – – – – – – – 100.0% 70.7%
    Franco, Maikel 3B PHI – – – – – – – 99.3% 0.0%
    Frandsen, Kevin 1B,2B PHI – – – – – – – 36.7% 0.7%
    Gindl, Caleb OF MIL – – – – – – – 56.0% 2.0%
    Raburn, Ryan OF CLE – – – – – – – 99.3% 2.7%
    Roberts, Brian 2B NYY – – – – – – – 100.0% 22.0%
    Rodriguez, Sean 1B,OF TB – – – – – – – 76.0% 2.0%
    Ruf, Darin 1B,OF PHI – – – – – – – 100.0% 4.7%
    Smith, Seth OF SD – – – – – – – 99.3% 20.0%
    Valbuena, Luis 3B CHC – – – – – – – 100.0% 5.3%
    Anderson, Brett P COL – – – – – – – 99.3% 42.7%
    Baker, Scott P SEA – – – – – – – 99.3% 7.3%
    Billingsley, Chad P LAD @Ari(2) – – – – – – 94.0% 4.0%
    Broxton, Jonathan P CIN – – – – – – – 58.7% 2.7%
    Butler, Eddie P COL – – – – – – – 98.7% 1.3%
    Crow, Aaron P KC – – – – – – – 66.0% 1.3%
    Hoover, J.J. P CIN – – – – – – – 98.0% 40.7%
    Johnson, Erik P CHW – – – – – – – 99.3% 36.0%
    Peralta, Joel P TB – – – – – – – 96.7% 6.7%
    Pestano, Vinnie P CLE – – – – – – – 60.0% 0.0%
    Siegrist, Kevin P STL – – – – – – – 98.7% 10.7%
    Stults, Eric P SD – – – – – – – 99.3% 22.7%
    Tomlin, Josh P CLE – – – – – – – 28.0% 1.3%

    • OK says:
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      @Bada Bing:

      Here is my team from that league as well. Van Slyke is not my UT but I had him there for the Australia games. I will be short on saves and top end pitching (other than Kershaw) but do have really good SP depth. Should be fun..

      Lucroy, Jonathan C MIL – – – – – – – 100.0% 100.0%
      Mauer, Joe C MIN – – – – – – – 100.0% 100.0%
      Davis, Chris 1B BAL – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
      Murphy, Daniel 2B NYM – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
      Headley, Chase 3B SD NOTE – – – – – – – 100.0% 96.7%
      Reyes, Jose SS TOR NOTE – – – – – – – 100.0% 98.0%
      Cabrera, Melky OF TOR – – – – – – – 100.0% 84.0%
      Cespedes, Yoenis OF OAK – – – – – – – 100.0% 100.0%
      Jennings, Desmond OF TB – – – – – – – 100.0% 99.3%
      Pence, Hunter OF SF – – – – – – – 100.0% 100.0%
      Reddick, Josh OF OAK – – – – – – – 100.0% 96.0%
      Simmons, Andrelton SS ATL – – – – – – – 100.0% 94.7%
      LaRoche, Adam 1B WAS – – – – – – – 100.0% 91.3%
      Van Slyke, Scott OF LAD @Ari(2) – – – – – – 58.0% 35.3%
      Arroyo, Bronson P ARI LAD(2) – – – – – – 100.0% 55.3%
      Burnett, A.J. P PHI – – – – – – – 100.0% 96.7%
      Cueto, Johnny P CIN NOTE – – – – – – – 100.0% 96.0%
      Haren, Dan P LAD @Ari(2) – – – – – – 100.0% 98.7%
      Kershaw, Clayton P LAD NOTE @Ari(2) – – – – – – 100.0% 100.0%
      Lackey, John P BOS – – – – – – – 100.0% 91.3%
      Miley, Wade P ARI NOTE LAD(2) – – – – – – 100.0% 92.0%
      Rodney, Fernando P SEA – – – – – – – 100.0% 95.3%
      Straily, Dan P OAK – – – – – – – 100.0% 96.0%
      BENCH 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/27 3/28 POS %OWN %START
      Aviles, Mike 3B,SS CLE – – – – – – – 99.3% 8.7%
      Barton, Daric 1B OAK – – – – – – – 42.0% 1.3%
      Federowicz, Tim C LAD NOTE @Ari(2) – – – – – – 87.3% 26.7%
      Hoes, L.J. OF HOU – – – – – – – 99.3% 7.3%
      Izturis, Maicer 2B,3B,SS TOR – – – – – – – 99.3% 5.3%
      Keppinger, Jeff 1B,2B,3B CHW – – – – – – – 98.7% 4.0%
      La Stella, Tommy 2B ATL – – – – – – – 98.7% 3.3%
      Lagares, Juan OF NYM – – – – – – – 99.3% 7.3%
      LeMahieu, DJ 2B COL – – – – – – – 100.0% 46.7%
      Maldonado, Martin C MIL – – – – – – – 58.7% 0.7%
      Plouffe, Trevor 3B MIN – – – – – – – 100.0% 42.7%
      Ross, Cody OF ARI NOTE INJ LAD(2) – – – – – – 99.3% 20.0%
      Saunders, Michael OF SEA – – – – – – – 100.0% 57.3%
      Buehrle, Mark P TOR – – – – – – – 99.3% 18.0%
      Carpenter, David P ATL – – – – – – – 86.7% 10.7%
      Erlin, Robbie P SD NOTE – – – – – – – 99.3% 11.3%
      Feliz, Neftali P TEX NOTE – – – – – – – 100.0% 67.3%
      Gregerson, Luke P OAK – – – – – – – 99.3% 15.3%
      Guthrie, Jeremy P KC – – – – – – – 99.3% 11.3%
      Harrison, Matt P TEX – – – – – – – 100.0% 4.7%
      Keuchel, Dallas P HOU – – – – – – – 76.0% 1.3%
      Medlen, Kris P ATL INJ – – – – – – – 98.7% 26.7%
      Montero, Rafael P NYM – – – – – – – 99.3% 3.3%
      Morton, Charlie P PIT – – – – – – – 100.0% 48.0%
      Oberholtzer, Brett P HOU – – – – – – – 99.3% 9.3%
      Richards, Garrett P LAA – – – – – – – 100.0% 36.7%
      Strop, Pedro P CHC – – – – – – – 99.3% 14.0%

      • Grey

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        @OK: You’re real pot committed to Kershaw supporting your whole staff, but he has done it in the past so hopefully it works out

  35. Allan says:
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    Grey would you trade shields or sonny gray for pedroia? I’ve got prado at second right now and plenty of other pitchers like teheran, bumgardner, fernandez and cole.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Allan: If you’re getting Pedroia yes

      • de nachos says:
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        @mauledbypandas: agree with panda with that pitching staff

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Allan: damn. How deep is this league?

      • Allan says:
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        @J-FOH: 10 team so its pretty shallow. We meant to have 12 but lost 2 guys at the last minute.

  36. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Who are your top high-K HLD targets? It’s a limited moves league, so I’m looking for guys who aren’t likely to ascend to closer (like Brothers) b/c then I’d just have to use a move to replace them. Need to roster 3.

    Another HLD question: with C. Martinez in the pen, do you prefer him or Siegrist for Cards HLDs?

  37. Schizer says:
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    I think everyone in that league is worried about their depth.

    I’ll like my team a lot more when Aroldis comes back. I’m stuck with Tommy Hunter since you snaked Nate Jones right before me.

    • Grey

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      @Schizer: I wish I would’ve gotten O’Day

  38. BadProfessor says:
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    Hey Grey,
    New to the site. I followed your lead in my auction 12 team 5×5, especially where it comes to pitching staff. I loaded up on SP and I’m wondering when I need to drop someone to start getting relievers, who would you let go first. Here are my SPs:
    Anibal
    Gio
    Liriano
    Tillman
    Archer
    Porcello
    Lynn
    Thanks for your help!

      • BadProfessor says:
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        @Grey:
        should I drop Porcello and pick up Kluber on the wait and see?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait and see

  39. burningbridges247 says:
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    Grey, 10 team roto 5×5. Baez is currently a free agent, and I don’t want him to get away. I won’t list my whole team, but they are basically the Razzball All-Stars. OF is currently Trout, Harper, Bruce, Eaton, Calhoun, with Aoki on the bench. Thinking of packaging Aoki and a lesser closer to try to get Parnell, which would free up a bench spot for Baez. Thoughts and thank you.

      • burningbridges247 says:
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        @Grey: When your closing staff includes Latroy Hawkins and Jose Veras, yes- there are.

        • Grey

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          Haha

  40. Eds says:
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    Drafted my first RCL team. Kind of meh with the results. Whatchu say, Grey?

    C Matt Wieters 18.208
    1B Buster Posey 5.57
    2B Anthony Rendon 20.232
    3B Evan Longoria 2.16
    SS Ben Zobrist 6.64
    CI Mike Moustakas 13.153
    MI Erick Aybar 21.249
    OF Bryce Harper 1.9
    OF Carlos Beltran 7.81
    OF Billy Hamilton 8.88
    OF Corey Hart 16.184
    OF Carl Crawford 19.225
    Utl Billy Butler 10.112
    DL Manny Machado 14.160

    P Max Scherzer 3.33
    P Felix Hernandez 4.40
    P Koji Uehara 9.105
    P Doug Fister 11.129
    P David Robertson 12.136
    P CC Sabathia 15.177
    P Rick Porcello 17.201
    P Chad Qualls FA
    P Martin Perez 23.273
    Bench Tyler Skaggs FA
    Bench EMPTY
    Bench EMPTY
    DL AJ Griffin 22.256

    Weird draft for me. Absolutely did not plan on taking Scherzer and King Felix back-to-back but F-Her slipped and I didn’t like my other options at #40.

    Grabbed Posey too early and waited too long to grab a 1B which put me in a bad spot. Ended up with Corey Hart and figured Wieters was a good value at #208. Having a bunch of multiple eligibility guys to juggle around should help.

    Thoughts?

    • @Eds:

      I think you already know what went wrong, you took two early starters and drafted Posey and he isn’t even playing C for you. RCL drafts are rough, everyone has Grey’s board.

    • Grey

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      @Eds: Agree with Elijah

  41. Thom says:
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    12 team Roto 5×5. Whaddya think?

    Mike Trout (1)
    Jose Bautista (24)
    Jay Bruce (25)
    Ryan Zimmerman (48)
    Eric Hosmer (49)
    Carlos Beltran (96)
    Jedd Gyorko (97)
    Aaron Hill (145)
    Brandon Moss (169)
    Everth Cabrera (120)
    Alejandro De Aza (193)
    Will Middlebrooks (216)
    Peter Bourjos (264)
    Jason Castro (241)

    Anibal Sanchez (72)
    Homer Bailey (73)
    Francisco Liriano (121)
    Doug Fister (144)
    Justin Masterson (168)
    Jake Peavy (240)
    Huston Street (192)
    John Axford (217)

    Bench

    Hoover, Farquhar, Alcides, Hart, Bradley, Griffin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thom: I don’t love Peavy, but that’s a small issue… Team looks solid overall… Solid hitting, might be slightly unbalanced…

      • Thom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. War room has me ranked #1 but I can’t even win an argument so we shall see…

  42. Big Magoo says:
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    Mike Olt looks like an interesting sleeper this season. He’s kind of getting lost in the shuffle out there with all of the Baez and Bryant hype that’s going around. Seems to be over the vision and shoulder issues that plagued him last season:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-mike-olt-bits-cubs-spring-training-spt-0305-20140305,0,5103000.story

    Only has Valbuena to contend with at 3B right now. Could be a nice value pick for you in this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Yup, that’s why I grabbed him

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Big Magoo: I feel about Olt like I did about Chris Davis when he left the Rangers. Guy just needs a team to give him a chance. Wouldn’t be surprised if he breaks out later this year. Rangers will regret that trade, but I guess they have Gallo.

  43. marti says:
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    3rd draft coming up on Sunday. N/L auction legue 10 teams 260 budget unlimited keepers. Players go up by 5 each year. Do I keep all of these players and how much of remaing budget do i spend on hittingand pitching? We start 14 bats 1 catcher 2 utility 5 of and 9 pitchers.

    C Wilson Ramos 8
    1b Goldie 16
    2b Gyorko 11
    SS Desomnd 26
    Mi
    3b Frazier 11
    CI Rizzo 19
    Of Marte 11
    of Yelich 8
    of Schierholtz 7
    of e young 6
    of
    u
    u

    Pitchers

    Strasberg 23
    Cole 9
    Bailey 14
    Henderson 6

    Need 5 more pitchers and 4 more bats and 85 bucks left. Lots of prospects being kept. Do ikeep all these guys and how much of the 85 should I spend on bats vs pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marti: I’d keep everyone… You have about $30 left to spend on pitching

  44. So you can’t blame Cliffly on Rudy after all? I have to agree, I’d have concerns on depth, you have a mound of SP, and this format is not your cup of LI iced tea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Was waiting for someone to pick up on the Adverb thing… Yeah, I drafted him on my own…

  45. John says:
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    Werth or Austin Jackson in a h2h?!

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @John: Werth

  46. KCC26 says:
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    in a league that includes OPS, which side?

    Ortiz/Estrada or Zimmerman/S. Miller?

    thanks!

  47. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G,
    10 team daily h2h 6×6 with losses and batter k’s, 3 OF 3 UTIL 9 pitchers
    C-santana, 1b-edwin, 2b-utley/hill, 3b-donaldson, ss-desmond/simmons, OF-jones, puig, pence, werth, bench-gattis
    SP-jofer, ryu, teheran, wacha, salazar, archer, cingrani RP-koji, d-rob, balfour, henderson, cishek
    heres my quandry, I have a solid team where in my head i have nobody droppable at the pre season point. Guys i would normally pick up have been just sitting there on FA such as krush davis and soria after he was named closer. SORIA?! But i already have 5 closers! Ya u might say its too many but not when my bench is full of upside young arms and im a streamoholic. One bench bat is all a man needs with a deep FA pool, any more is just wasteful. Plus saves sell and closers lose jobs so the more the merrier i say! I figure id keep my pitching categories locked that way. Is there anyone on my squad that you would drop for a soria, davis, reddick, porcello, kluber or nova type? Cingrani and archer i already scooped off FA so they are prob staying. Or would you just stand pat and open the season with this beautifully competitive team?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: Also who ya thinking for next season of True Detective? Been hearing brad pitts name. Personally id rather see maybe an ed norton, idris elba or leo if hes not too busy. House maybe? Phillip seymour hoffman come back to us you’d be perfect!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @nick the dick: Next season True Detective — me and Matthew Berry, confirmed… I’d drop Gattis for Soria

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: Matty Berry? ugh…id rather see halle….or chuck…or even frank “rerun” berry. my guess is hes killed off first episode and you and your stache do the rest of the heavy lifting. i can see it now. You and your stache are at odds. the stache is misunderstood. it seduces your wife and you are forced to shave it off and work the case alone. But you need eachother. In the end you grow it back thicker than ever. Or do you? Maybe some kind of sick naked faced twist at the end? cant wait!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Fred Berry! Yeah, he meets an untimely death

  48. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey who’s a better flier Hector Santiago or Kyle Kendrick?

  49. spm7189 says:
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    Welp I like seeing some names on your team that I ended up with on mine – Utley, Trumbo, Venable, Walker, Martinez. Makes me feel a little more confident when someone who knows what they’re doing (or is really really really good at pretending they know) grab some of the same middle/late rounders. I may end up with Arcia as well because he is taunting me from the waiver wire, attempting to seduce me with his powerful bat.
    I guess my question is, should I make room for Mr. Arcia and who gets kicked to the curb? It’s a 12 team H2H 6×6 (H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB for hitters) and my outfield currently looks like:
    OF – Carlos Gomez
    OF – Shin-Soo Choo
    OF – Mark Trumbo
    OF – Will Venable
    UTIL – Big Papi (that’s his spot and he ain’t budging, very much like a snorlax)
    UTIL – Khrush Davis
    Bench – Adam Eaton
    Bench – Kolten Wong (my insurance policy for Chase Utley)
    Bench – Zack Cozart (a platoon partner for Jonathan Villar, I figure my two-headed monster can end up with 15 homers and 40 steals, or when Baez gets called up I can just dump Cozart and rejoice)
    Bench – Todd Frazier (another platoon partner, this one for Seager [he of the .272/.236 righty/lefty career split])
    I guess one of Frazier/Cozart would be the guy to drop for Oswaldo Arcia but is there a point? My outfield is already pretty crowded with 6 guys for 5 spots. Do I leave Arcia out in the wilderness?

    • spm7189 says:
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      @spm7189: Oooooooo and a follow up question for everybody and nobody in particular – How much do we like Yan Gomes this year? I missed Jason Castro by like two picks in the late rounds and there really wasn’t a whole lot left at the position so I ended up taking him. Most projections I’ve seen haven’t been particularly kind and there are a few options out there that are equally as blah but may end up as better options. So, keeping in mind the categories are H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, would you rather have Gomes, Salty, Pierzynski or Martin?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @spm7189: I would just go Gomes there for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @spm7189: Cozart for Arcia, but can hold for now… Went over Gomes in my rankings, he’s a’ight

  50. ashtray says:
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    Will there be another piece on minor leaguers soon? We get two NA spots in our league and I have Springer in one and would like to fill the other.

    Which of these guys do you think will have the greatest impact this year:
    Gausman
    Taveras
    Bradley
    Polanco
    Syndergaard
    Taillon
    Stroman
    Gray
    Appel
    Butler
    Heaney
    Correa
    Russell

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Taveras… Scott has a prospect piece every Wednesday and on the weekend

  51. Sean says:
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    Hey , I have the 1st pick in a 12 team 5X5 roto keeper league that uses OBP instead of avg. Who should I take out of these players. I can trade down to the # 5 or 6 spot if I want to and grab one of these guys
    Adam Jones
    Chris Davis
    Evan Longoria
    Jason Kipnis
    Jay Bruce
    Jean Segura

  52. johnny2k says:
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    you most likely know, but if not, your top 400 ranks arent working properly. they arent loading in the correct order

    or if they are you are really high on chris johnson haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny2k: What RA Dickey isn’t a top 5 pick? I will fix, give me a few

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fixed

  53. Big W says:
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    Nicely done Grey!

    Tonight I draft my 20 team 5×5 yahoo roto… Wish me luck!

  54. Sky

    Sky says:
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    So I like me some deep leagues but these types of set ups make you have to foresee way too much in my opinion. No in season pickups? That’s a huge part of what makes the game, IMHO. Even with expanded rosters…who picked up Robot Jones in their drafts when he went loopy at the end of the year and hit 21 HRs in like 2 months? Anywho, all this to say, I like your mustache and didn’t look at your team because it’s too damn big (that’s what she said). Buh-bye!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: id try it once as a test of foresight but nothing else…..I want she to say that to me

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Sky: You related to that new guy that made the Brewers bullpen?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            We’re eskimo brothers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You see who I mean?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                At first I was like ‘how does Grey know my other pseudo!’. Then I remembered my yahoo account is linked to my ESPN leagues. Everybody have fun tonight!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… How do I know it? You wrote under that name for a year…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @Grey: I did?!? I thought I was always only Oregon Nut Cups on here or ONC. I didn’t know I Wang Chung’ed this world. So many pseudos, Grey, I sometimes forget who I am and where I am being that who…

                    • Grey

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                      Oh, that’s right… My bad

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, you’re blowing my 80’s band cover over here!

    • Cole says:
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      @Sky: This is a perfect format for me though. I’m self employed and my busiest time is July thru Sept. This way I can do all my research for the year at once and be done with it. I hate trying to pickup every terrible dude who might be in line for saves.

      • Sky

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        Oh I understand that it could fit for some. The RCLs are a bit to frenetic for me sometimes because there’s so much available on waivers at any given moment. I was merely saying that there’s a lot of baseball that can’t be predicted in March. Injuries are huge. Not being able to pick up a guy mid-season makes it a format that wouldn’t work for me. But I would never deny someone their enjoyment. I’m partial to FAAB bidding/rolling waivers and deepish leagues that don’t leave a huge amount on FA and put a lot into the draft but call ups/surprise guys on a hot streak can still be had. Just preferences is all.

        • Cole says:
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          @Sky: I have never done a FAAB style league (or nfbc until now for that matter). That sounds a bit more my speed. Here’s a name for your watch list: Ceasar Puelo OF nym. He got suspended in the bio genesis case. I drafted him because if he struggles he’ll just cheat. I like that.

          • Sky

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            Ha, nice; I’ve marked him on my cheatersheet. Yeah, FAAB makes everything fair if there’s rolling waivers as long as you can bid zero. It puts the game into everyones hands. I shouldn’t have to miss out on the new closer for ‘x’ team because I was in a 10 am meeting for an hour when the news broke.

            • Cole says:
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              @Sky: haha cheater sheet, nice

  55. Get Crazy Upton Here says:
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    Don’t think someone has mentioned this yet but word out of Atlanta (rotoworld) is that Chris Johnson will be starting the season as the cleanup hitter. Good guy for avg with little pop but now with tons of RBI opportunities… Does this make his value change at all as a sleeper of some sort or do you believe this won’t stick after Gattis picks it up a bit? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

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      I doubt he sticks in the cleanup spot

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: on a team full of bad average but good power type guys (gattis/j.upton/heyward) they’d seriously put no power johnson in clean, that’s stupid.

  56. Cole says:
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    I like my team alright. I liked it better before Latos started having issues. I don’t know why I drafted 10 outfielders. Why was Raul Ibanez in my que? What was Bobby abreu already taken? I was mad at myself for taking Sale in the 4th round until I saw all the pitchers go right after and you taking Lee same round. Also I only have 2 2b and 3 ss, one of which is achey breaky tulo. I excited to see how this plays out

  57. Tom Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    Hoping you can give feedback on my draft. Notable cats include OBP, XBH, QS, SvHd. The rest is standard. I kept 5. Worried that I didn’t secure SvHd. Took Santana b/c felt like the value was good and he is 1B eligible. Thanks!

    C Carlos Santana, Cle C, 1B, DH
    1B Brandon Belt, SF 1B
    2B Jedd Gyorko, SD 2B
    3B Miguel Cabrera, Det 3B (K)
    SS Everth Cabrera, SD SS
    IF Nolan Arenado, Col 3B  DTD
    LF Bryce Harper, Wsh LF (K)
    CF Andrew McCutchen, Pit CF (K)
    RF Yasiel Puig, LAD RF  DTD (K)
    OF Khris Davis, Mil LF
    UTIL Kole Calhoun, LAA RF
    Bench Brad Miller, Sea SS
    Bench Oswaldo Arcia, Min LF, RF

    P Sonny Gray, Oak SP
    P Zack Wheeler, NYM SP
    P Paco Rodriguez, LAD RP
    SP Jose Fernandez, Mia SP (K)
    SP Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD SP  DTD
    RP Heath Bell, TB RP
    RP Jake McGee, TB RP
    RP Mike Dunn, Mia RP
    Bench Tim Lincecum, SF SP
    Bench Corey Kluber, Cle SP
    Bench Scott Kazmir, Oak SP
    Bench Yordano Ventura, KC SP
    Bench Taijuan Walker, Sea SP  DTD
    Bench Jesse Crain, Hou RP  DTD
    Bench Jason Motte, StL RP  DTD

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Tom Thumb: how many teams?

  58. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    great draft,hard to tell what strategy works best in this format,luck will play its role,but if you stay fairly healthy i really like the team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… Thanks!

  59. mauledbypandas says:
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    Darvish is now likely scratched for opening day. For real baseball reasons I am very concerned for the Rangers

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @mauledbypandas: What’s your take on Ross? Seems like a lock to start the season in the rotation with all of these injuries.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Big Magoo: I really like him as a reliever, but as a starter it will all depend on his changeup he has been working on. He has been a 2 pitch pitcher as a reliever and I just don’t see that working for him out of the rotation. I hope I am wrong, or that he has developed a third pitch.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Big Magoo: I am not sure what the team is thinking with the rotation. Saunders looks horrible and shouldn’t be on the team in a few months. Hanson could have potential but I just don’t trust the guy. Ross I think his best upside is similar to what Ogando did a few years ago and Ogando himself can’t even stay healthy enough to be considered for the rotation. I have not hit the panic button just yet but my hand is moving towards it.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @mauledbypandas: I feel the same way about Saunders and Hanson. I think Ross has potential, but wanted to get a scouting report from a reliable source. Thanks for the input.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Big Magoo: hey Ross pitched 7 scoreless with 8 k’s today. but its spring so grain of salt

  60. Cram It says:
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    O’Day or Cody Allen, if we’re chasing saves. I don’t think Hunter can hold it down but I don’t know if O’Day would necessarily be next in line.

    Where’s that damn cat to do a Cleveland Indians bullpen breakdown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d go Allen first

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Cram It: Scratchin’ his pole.

  61. Swfcdan says:
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    Venable dropped to waivers and think I need him (if you believe in his last years power).

    Would you drop either Bourn or Eaton for him? If you dont believe in Venables power surge last year then I might stand pat (OBP league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  62. Smalls Killer says:
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    Grey, your thoughts on my team. I know I messed up by taking both Sale & Sanchez so early, I currently have offered Sale to try and get Castro. This is a weekly 12 teamer & I drafted @ #7.( OPS, K/9 & QS in place of Avg, K’s & W’s)

    C Ramos #18
    1st. Fielder #1
    2nd. Hill #9
    3rd. Pablo #14
    SS. Villar #17
    OF. Harper #2
    OF. Puig #3
    OF. Batista #4
    UT. Rios #5
    UT. Arenado #16
    *Bench bats:
    Baez #20
    D’Arnaud #23

    SP1. Sale #6
    SP2. Sanchez #7
    SP3. Cobb #10
    P1. Teheren #8
    P2. Gray #12
    RP1. Grilli #11
    RP2. Soria #21
    *Bench P’s:
    Lirano #15
    Salazar #13
    Veras #19
    Meloncon #24
    Pineda #22 (dropped for Erasamo)

    Anything I need improvement on? Shop I drop D’ARNAUD and Meloncon (no holds cat)
    Really wanted Gyorko the Round I got Pablo but great value there right? Should I cancel that trade offer sale for castro? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching is stronger than it needs to be and stronger than your hitting, but the hitting looks decent enough… Cancel that trade…. Drop D’Arnaud

      • Smalls Killer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the advice Grey. I don’t like having no depth at MI but I dropped D’Arnaud & took a flyer on Olt. Which of these pitchers would you offer for some1 like Bogaerts or Gyorko?

        • Grey

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          You need pitching more than depth at MI right now

  63. JB says:
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    Grey,

    That’s a hell of a roster!

    In one of my leagues where you can only have 9 pitchers on your roster at any one time (7 SPs and 2 RPs) and no DL spots, someone just dropped Minor. Should I scoop him up and ride out the DL stint? I would have to drop one of the following: Kluber, M. Perez or A. Bradley. Sounds like Bradley may be limited for the first month or so if he makes the rotation, so was thinking of dropping him and then possibly grabbing him again late April/early May if necessary. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pick up Minor… Lose Perez

      • JB says:
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        @Grey: Thanks mang!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Shake N Bacon says:
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    So I joined the Beastman’s $100 RCL league last minute this past Sunday and at the end of the draft, ESPN hated my team!

    I followed your rankings as closely as I could this time around and felt like I got solid value throughout the draft. Do you hate my team too?

    12-team, Roto, RCL league

    C – Gattis
    1B – Pujoles
    2B – Cano
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Segura
    MI – B. Miller
    CI – Arenado
    OF – Marte
    OF – Beltran
    OF – Cuddyer
    OF – Aoki
    OF – Hunter
    Util – Bourjos
    Bench – Arcia
    Bench – Asche (just picked him up off of waivers. Dropped Broxton)

    P – Bailey
    P – Gray
    P – G. Holland
    P – N. Jones
    P – Axford
    P – Veras
    P – Cingrani
    P – Kuroda
    P – S. Santos
    Bench – Lindstrom

    My OF is definitely lacking. I’ve never drafted so many old guys in my life! Did I just throw $100 out the window?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t hate your team… Your outfield isn’t exciting, but it’s not lacking a lot… I think you might be a little weak on power and high on speed… The pitching looks fine…

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I was thinking the same. After putting my team into the War Room thing, it said I was pretty even across the board, upper 90’s % . Kind of confused me.

        Hoping Arcia provides decent pop. Might try and trade one of my many closers for some power down the road.

        Thanks for taking a look. Much appreciated.

        • Grey

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          No problem

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Obviously I’ll be a streaming fool at some point this season, given my lack of another SP. Ubaldo is hanging out there though. Tempting, but I have a hard time trusting him…especially in Camden yards.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Agree with Grey. You have some older not sexy names and are probably a light on power but I think you are a contender.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Thanks Panda! I appreciate the feedback.

  65. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    I think we all have some glaring weaknesses in this league.

    my team from the same league for anyone interested.

    Jaso, John C OAK
    Montero, Miguel C ARI
    Pujols, Albert 1B LAA
    Lowrie, Jed 2B,SS OAK
    Frazier, Todd 3B CIN
    Desmond, Ian SS WAS
    Byrd, Marlon OF PHI
    Craig, Allen 1B,OF STL
    Hamilton, Josh OF LAA
    Jones, Adam OF BAL
    Yelich, Christian OF MIA
    Beckham, Gordon 2B CHW
    Morneau, Justin 1B COL
    Kubel, Jason OF MIN
    Bumgarner, Madison P SF
    Janssen, Casey P TOR
    Kluber, Corey P CLE
    McCarthy, Brandon P ARI
    Perez, Martin P TEX
    Santos, Sergio P TOR
    Teheran, Julio P ATL
    Veras, Jose P CHC
    Zimmermann, Jordan P WAS

    BENCH
    Bradley Jr., Jackie OF BOS
    Crawford, Brandon SS SF
    Dietrich, Derek 2B MIA
    Grandal, Yasmani C SD
    Ludwick, Ryan OF CIN
    Machado, Manny 3B BAL
    Odor, Rougned 2B TEX
    Pastornicky, Tyler 2B ATL
    Rutledge, Josh 2B COL
    Semien, Marcus 3B CHW
    Tabata, Jose OF PIT
    Thole, Josh C TOR
    Chatwood, Tyler P COL
    Colome, Alex P TB
    Cook, Ryan P OAK
    Crick, Kyle P SF
    Danks, John P CHW
    Fien, Casey P MIN
    Frasor, Jason P TEX
    Gonzalez, Miguel Alfredo P PHI
    Holland, Derek P TEX
    Kendrick, Kyle P PHI
    Parker, Jarrod P OAK
    Perez, Oliver P ARI LAD
    Smith, Will P MIL
    Stroman, Marcus P TOR
    Wisler, Matt P SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, your team might be lacking more than others… Kidding! I don’t mind your team, and agree they’re all missing something… Your pitching is a lot stronger than mine…

      • ThePoonTycoon says:
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        @Grey:

        i kept feeling like i was on the wrong end of runs in those valuable mid rounds, then i’d feel like i was stretching with my picks. then later on i’d start thinking of a deep sleeper or a potential prospect and find out he was taken 3 rounds ago. definitely a different experience. we’ll see how it goes. you got hit by the corbin TJ news, i also took a hit on the parker TJ news, and one of my hopeful pitching prospects, colome, is not suspended for 50 games for roids.

        • Grey

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          Yup and yup… You were drafting right in front and behind me so I felt the same thing…

  66. phenomenot says:
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    Draft results based on reading razzball. I missed the initial RP rush. Comments, or strategy going forward? Light on speed and saves, methinks.
    Got Asche with pick #351!

    12 team ROTO, 6×6 (ops and hld), 14 keepers, daily roster changes

    c- Buster Posey ?
    1b – Chris Davis ?
    2b – Aaron Hill ?
    ss – Ian Desmond ?
    3b – Pedro Álvarez ?
    if – Anthony Rizzo ?
    util – Jedd Gyorko ?

    rf – Carlos Beltrán
    cf – Coco Crisp ?
    lf – Adam Eaton ?
    of – Oswaldo Arcia ?

    José Fernández ? (Mia – SP)
    Hyun-jin Ryu ? (LAD – SP)
    Hisashi Iwakuma ? (Sea – SP)
    Matt Harvey ? (NYM – SP)
    Rick Porcello (Det – SP)
    A.J. Burnett (Phi – SP)
    Corey Kluber (Cle – SP)
    Nathan Eovaldi (Mia – SP)

    Addison Reed (Ari – RP)
    Mark Melancon (Pit – RP)
    Sergio Santos (Tor – RP)
    Antonio Bastardo (Phi – RP)
    Paco Rodríguez (LAD – RP)
    Jared Burton (Min – RP)

    BEnch
    Javier Baez
    Grégory Polanco (Pit – CF)
    Colby Rasmus (Tor – CF)
    Kelly Johnson (NYY – 2B,3B,LF)
    Cody Asche (Phi – 3B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look very weak on average, but in an OPS league that’s less a worry… Your pitching looks decent enough, hopefully Iwakuma is fine

  67. jb says:
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    Venable and Pagan? I thought you hated those guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t hate them when they’re going a decent amount after I’ve ranked them or when I’m looking at closer handcuffs instead

  68. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey what do you think of this team?
    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10).
    C-W.ROSARIO(K)
    1B-E.HOSMER(K)
    2B-D.PEDROIA(K)
    3B-B.LAWRIE
    SS-H.RAMIREZ(K)
    OF-M.KEMP(K)
    OF-D.BROWN
    OF-D.JENNINGS
    UTIL-AR.RAMIREZ, A.JACKSON
    BENCH-K.DAVIS, A.EATON, M.TEIXEIRA

    SP-J.FERNANDEZ(K)
    SP-M.BUMGARNER(K)
    SP-G.COLE(K)
    RP-A.CHAPMAN(K)
    RP-F.RODNEY
    P-C.HAMELS(K)
    P-A.CASHNER
    BENCH-J.SAMARDZIJA, R.PORCELLO, M.GARZA, JJ HOOVER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really balanced hitting team, I like it… And your pitching is very solid… Nice keepers have helped a lot… Very nice team

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks. i will have a couple of open spots soon with hamels and chapman heading to the DL. I know that my relief corps is in rough shape with Chapman going down. Not sure about my bench either.
        who would you grab?
        FA bats
        W.VENABLE
        D.FOWLER
        A.GARCIA
        C.HART
        N.SWISHER
        J.ROLLINS
        A.PAGAN

        FA arms
        L. HAWKINS
        C.QUALLS
        T.ROSS
        D.GEE
        D.HUTCHISON
        T.SCHEPPERS
        K.GAUSMAN

        Thanks again for your help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gee, Hawkins

        • JJ says:
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          @JJ:
          The flavours of the week ERASMO and WONG, are available as well.

  69. Greyismyhero says:
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    Looking at that team reminded me of this song…

    It’s Like, I don’t care about nothin man,
    Roll another blunt, Yea (ohh ohh ohh),

    La da da da da da La, Da Daaa,
    La da da da, La da da da, La da da daaa

    Because I got high…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke one!

  70. royce! says:
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    I have two DL spots in my h2h league, and Profar, Josh Johnson, and Derek Holland are available. Is Profar’s injury one of those power-sapping injuries such that I should just ignore him for the rest of the year? I have EverCab at SS, Miggy and 3B and Lawrie at 2B.

    Thanks buddy!

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @royce!: Grey told me yesterday to rid Profar and Grab Wong ASAP instead of DLng..Not sure in your case though..Good luck.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Greyismyhero: when in doubt always grab wong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d forget Profar for now

  71. Marty says:
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    Hey grey , I’ll share my roster, I want to see what you think of the roster/ what changes you’d make .

    C- Carlos Santana

    1b- goldschmindt

    2b- pedroia

    3b- David wright

    SS- Alexi Ramirez

    IF- Eric Hosmer

    OF- Bryce Harper

    OF- Matt Holliday

    OF- hunter pence

    OF- Shane Victorino

    Utility- Martin prado

    DH- Adam Dunn

    Bench- Salvador Perez, Andrelton Simmons , Christian Yelich

    SP- Strasberg

    SP- Bumgarner

    SP- tanaka

    RP- papelpon

    RP- spot is currently open but plan to stream right here

    Bench: Gerrit cole, zach wheeler

    – it’s a H2H format & here are our scoring categories

    Batting :

    single (1 pt)

    Double (2 pts)

    Triple (3 pts )

    Home run (4pts)

    Stolen bases (1 point)

    Run batted in (1 pt)

    Runs scored (1 pt)

    Total bases (1 pt)

    Hit for the cycle (10 points)


    Pitching :

    Outs (1 point = 3 points an inning)

    Wins ( 5 points)

    Loses (-5 points)

    Strike outs (1 point)

    Base on balls/walk (-1 point)

    Earned runs (-2 points)

    Complete game (9 points )

    No hitter ( 10 points )

    — player that I’m considering is dropping is Dunn, if I do that I could put Santana at DH then Perez at Catcher,
    Would you look to add any of these? BJ upton, kole Calhoun, leonys Martin. Would you keep both Simmons & Ramirez for depth or drop one? Here are other SS’s available : asdrubal Cabrera , Jonathan villar, jimmy Rollins, brad miller, Jhonny peralta,

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Dunn for Martin… No idea on # of teams

      • Marty says:
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        @Grey:

        10 teamer

        • Marty says:
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          @Marty:

          Thanks for insight, keep both Andrelton Simmons & Alexi Ramirez or drop one of them?

          Also how do you like the looks of my team?

          Could you give me insight on the scoring categories / points ?

          How many points would you put as a “bonus” for complete games & “bonus” for no hitter?
          I have it set for 9 pts for complete game & 10 pts for no hitter, too many or too less? I realize they don’t happen all the time, but everyone in the league said if there players have no hitters or complete games there should be extra pts.

          I know you can never have too much pitching – but looking at pitching would you trade tanaka ? Or wait to see if he’s good maybe I could get better value, since I already have cole, wheeler, Strasberg , Bumgarner too & we start 3 SP’s

          Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty: The team looks solid overall but it’s a shallow league… 7 points for CG… 15 points for no hitters…Lose Simmons

      • Marty says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you grey- you helped me a lot last season, great to be back!
        Love this site!

        Yeah when I selected at SS, the “top” guys were already off the board so that’s why I doubled with A.ram & Simmons

        • Grey

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          Thanks!

  72. Marty says:
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    Forgot to mention Jackie Bradley jr & Sizemore are available too

  73. Steve says:
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    14 Team 5×5 H2H

    C – Wieters
    1B – Votto
    2B – Cano
    SS – Segura
    3B – Frazier
    U – Pujols
    OF – Myers
    OF – Cuddyer
    OF – Brantley
    BN – Dee Gordon
    BN – Avisail Garcia

    SP – Cobb
    SP – Wacha
    SP – Tanaka
    SP – Masterson
    SP – Gray
    SP – Hutchison
    SP – Straily
    RP – Soria
    RP – Street
    RP – Melancon
    RP – Benoit

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks very solid, your hitting looks like it could be low on speed, but not bad and I like the team a lot overall…

  74. Steve says:
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    Need some advice re: Catchers. I waited until the end of my draft to pick up a backstop and have limited options. I like Yan Gomes now that he’s full time, but Russel Martin has been killing it this spring….

    Then there’s Grandal waiting in the wings, if he’s healthy enough to start the season.

    Who’s your favorite of the three: Gomes, Martin or Grandal – in a 14-team mixed league with only one catcher?

  75. Eddy says:
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    Would you do this league again, Grey?

    Often times I find myself perfectly complacent in the world of standard, 12-team leagues, but I know the ‘perts do these big NFBC leagues and I won’t challenge myself until I do one of these.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll tell you when the season is over, right now I’m pretty lukewarm on it… The draft was more annoying than fun… I like to draft my whole team in a few hours… Not constantly look at the page waiting for someone else to draft…

  76. Greyismyhero says:
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    Great one……After my 2-1 trade goes thru who do you think I should pick up???.. 12 teamer…Here’s my current pitching staff…

    Cobb
    Teheran
    Wacha
    Masterson
    Cingrani
    Kluber
    Smyly
    Walker

    Axford
    Allen
    Qualls

    Options:

    Straily
    Paxton
    Hutchinson
    Erasmo
    Avilan
    Vincent
    Siegreist
    Farq
    J. Peralta
    Santos

    BTW: My staff is so sexy…Thanks and…

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it! Erasmo

  77. johnny2k says:
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    is there any chance v mart gets catcher eligibility this year or is that out of the question (needs 5 starts or 10 GP for my league)

    • Grey

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      Probably by June

  78. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G thoughts on my other draft while im at it. 12 team h2h standard 5×5. Not my favorite draft but i was trying to switch it up from my other 10 team league. Couple fan picks. Little light on pitching. giancarlos fault, couldnt pass him up.
    C-Mccann
    1b-Hosmer
    2b-Gyorko
    ss-Segura
    3b-Longo
    MI-Howie k
    CI-Moosetacos (spring fling) or Chris Carter
    OF-Cargo (the good one, eff the risk), Gianny boy, Holliday, Fast Hamilton, Khrush, Mini Miggy
    SP-My Hero Tanaka, Latos, Teheran, Wacha, Yordy “The Arm”, Kluber, Smyly
    RP-Grilli, Cishek, Nate Jones, Hoover until chapmans back
    Latos starts season on DL and its Stream City so not worried about W, K’s
    Lemme know bro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t agree with your assessment, you look solid on pitching… This league is shallow enough you can stream… Hitting looks fine for now…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ya i suppose youre right. thats what filling up the ol bench with mid grade will do. shoulda known youd be fine with my pitching with the way teheran wacha yordy and kluber seem to tickle your fancy. Uspide baby! Upside baby! We gets down baby! For the crown baby!

        FA-wong, miller, oswaldo ethier, owings to replace anyone on my team? id guess not

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try Wong over Kendrick if you wanna try for some upside

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: eh nah. Thanks for the look tho, always appreciated

  79. Chunk says:
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    15 team points league where OPS correlates pretty well with hitter value. 1500 innings max. Drafted last in a snake draft.

    C Pierzynski
    1B Fielder
    2B Utley
    3B Longoria
    SS Miller
    CI Rizzo
    MI Walker
    LF J Upton
    CF Myers
    RF Bruce
    UTIL Avisail

    SP Cobb
    SP Liriano
    RP Soriano
    RP Axford
    P N Jones
    P Hawkins
    P Doolittle
    P Cook
    P Archer
    BN Smyly
    BN Kluber
    BN Perez
    BN Santiago
    BN E Ramirez
    DL Minor

    Pretty dirty, no? SP strong enough? If I let go of one, who would you rather keep aka better chance to close: Doolittle or cook?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SP is strong enough, the hitting is very solid for a 15 team league… Nice team

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Chunk: cook likely to start year on DL.

  80. OaktownSteve says:
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    I didn’t have time to read through all the comments but just in case it hasn’t been mentioned, the draft champions format that Albright is just one of a few NFBC contests. It’s actually not the most common and arose, I think, out of a bunch of die hards who pretty much wanted to start drafting for next season the second the previous season ended.

    The signature NFBC event is a live draft league. There are several venues including Vegas. They are 15 team, 5×5 redraft, 2 catcher, standard roster with 7 bench spots. No trades. Weekly rosters for pitchers, hitters can be adjusted Monday and Friday. Free agents are FAAB. Top three get paid out in each league and there is a 100k prize for the overall champ. Overall is decided by combining all leagues into a single league and awarding points in each category.

    The NFBC main event has probably become the number one proving ground for fantasy baseball. I think the dough has a lot to do with it. The vibe around it is a lot like the World Series of poker.

    I’ll be going out to play their 12 team signature event, which they are calling Prime Time. Live draft in Vegas on Friday. Same rules and format, just fewer teams. Top prize is 100k.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck! Rudy and I decided if either of us wins our 15 team league, we’re gonna take the winnings and go to Vegas next year for the Main Event…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Magoo and I have the same deal in our 12 team satellite. If we win we’ll cash it into a Main Event ticket. We drafted on Saturday and found Bill Strickler (Primetime 100K champ last year) and Bobby Jurney (former overall main event winner and possibly NFBC HOFer (yes they have an HOF)) in our league. Fun to play against the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, saw their HOF… Nice, good luck! In one of the Razzball leagues is a guy that finished top 5 (or something), Rudy told me, I forget…

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @Grey: That dude’s in my NFBC league. David Longood – #9 on this list: http://nfbc.stats.com/baseball/earning_leaders.asp

            Not too shabby. Apparently he signed up for an express draft and somehow ended up in the Razzball slow draft. He wasn’t too excited about that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… There ya go…

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Good luck OTS! Stop jinxing my Rangers!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @mauledbypandas:

            Thanks man. The FCL was actually good prep. Not quite as deep a bench but interesting through the first 23 rounds.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Nice. Hopefully we’ll see you in Vegas next year (wavy lines blending fantasy back into reality)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Awesome! Good luck man! Pretty new to the whole scene, but it seems pretty sweet. I had eyeballed the Rotowire Championship league a bit, seems like that’s set-up similar to Primetime and the satellite you and Magoo are in. Probably jump into something like that next year, already spread pretty thin by the time I started looking into all this. Can’t wait to see how it goes for you guys. Good luck.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @MattTruss223: Thanks, Matt. Good luck to you too.

  81. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I manage to draft the following team.
    12 team mix, with 3 keepers. I was picking 11th.

    C–Lucroy
    1B–Encarnacion,k
    2B–Pedroia
    3B–Arenado
    SS–E. Andrus
    OF–Stanton,k
    OF–Cespedes
    OF–Victorino
    UTL–Napoli
    BN–Hunter

    I have very solid SP and RP.

    I feel the offense is balanced, but nothing jumps out. Hopefully Cespedes pays dividends with a lot of games.

    What do you think i’m missing? More Speed/Runs??
    Would you consider droping Hunter for Aoki or Leonys Martin?

    For 3B, do you like more Arenado, Rendon or Headley?

    Many thanks

  82. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 10 team, 5×5 Yahoo league… but what I want to really ask is, gun to your head, what’s your walk-up music as a player?! I feel like ‘YMCA’ could have some legs if you wanna pay homage to the Village Peeps and their staches… I think Nick takes the Canadian National Anthem sung by Himself in Baritone

    Sorry I got violent..

  83. Jason says:
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    I got a 20 tm league.
    Batters Stat Categories: R, HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, Net Stolen Bases
    Pitchers Stat Categories: W, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP

    This is my first year in this league so i didn’t know what to expect. It looked like pitching was at a premium, so against my will I went at it a little earlier and harder than usual. except for closers, I totally missed out on closers, which is why I have so many non closer RPs

    worried about my bench on offense because the really isn’t anyone worth picking up on the WW. ok don’t laugh…
    C Devin Mesoraco
    1B Eric Hosmer
    2B Jedd Gyorko
    3B Will Middlebrooks
    SS Ian Desmond
    IF Brandon Moss
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Avisail García
    OF Will Venable
    Util Peter Bourjos
    BN Scooter Gennett

    SP Max Scherzer
    SP Alex Cobb
    RP Álex Torres
    RP Ryan Webb
    P Francisco Liriano
    P Justin Masterson
    P Rick Porcello
    BN Josh Johnson
    BN Iván Nova
    BN Archie Bradley
    BN Erasmo Ramírez
    BN Randall Delgado

    WTF…you laughed. i thought we were over the internet friends?

    • Grey

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      Ideally you’ll have guys that stay healthy and play every day, which you have right now… Hard to say on injuries, but your hitting looks solid for this deep of a league… Especially impressive since your pitching is solid too…

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        @Grey: that pitching (other than closer punting) is ridiculously good for 20 teamer. that pitching would be above Grey’s pitcher pairing (which is made for 12 teamers roto)

  84. Grey

    Grey says:
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  85. agarthered says:
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    Have
    Castro
    Pujols
    Miller
    Segura
    Longoria
    Beltran
    Stanton
    Myers
    Eaton

    then rajai on bench. Would you drop Rajai for Brandon Moss (im worried about lack of sbs, only really segura/miller/eaton/myers steal)

    Thanks.

  86. Grey

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  87. L-Boogie says:
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    Blah, blah, blah, enough about your team. Back to me.

    12-team roto, 7th pick. We only start 7 P, everyone does 5SP/2RP until things get played out later in the season.

    C: W Ramos
    C: Zunino
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Hill
    3B: Zimm
    SS: Ev Cab
    CI: Pujols (I mean, he was just sitting there in the 6th…)
    MI: De Gordon
    OF: A Jones
    OF: J Upton
    OF: J Bruce
    OF: Venable
    OF: A Garcia
    DH: Frazier

    SP: Teheran
    SP: Liriano
    SP: Gray
    SP: Kuroda
    SP:Iwakuma
    RP: Grilli
    RP: Nate Jones
    Bench: Y Ventura
    Bench: E Ramirez
    Bench: Veras
    Bench: Melancon
    Bench: Carlos Martinez

    Best team ever you say? I totally agree. Actually, I would have agreed if the ass-turd one pick before me hadn’t yanked Longo out from under me in the 3rd. I could have had 4 of Grey’s top 12. And then he did it again in the 5th with Segura.

  88. Wilsonian says:
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    Avisail or Villar for a bench bat?

    C – Rosario
    1B – Davis
    2B – Miller
    3B – Longo
    SS Hanley
    IF – Prince
    OF – Jones
    OF – Marte
    OF – Trumbo
    OF – Brantley
    UTIL – Rizzo
    UTIL – Pedro
    BN – Arenado
    BN – Avisail

    H2H H, R, HR, RBI, SB, SVG, OB+SLUG

  89. Grey

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  90. tvators1 says:
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    KInda late to the party but heres my team, drafted 3rd, right before Grey, can’t wait to get through these comments……

    Josmil Pinto C
    Buster Posey C
    Mark Teixeira 1B
    Brian Dozier 2B
    Xander Bogaerts 3B
    Ben Zobrist SS
    Nelson Cruz OF
    Rajai Davis OF
    Jason Heyward OF
    Garrett Jones OF
    Justin Ruggiano OF
    Matt Carpenter MI
    Paul Goldschmidt CI
    Robbie Grossman UTL
    Cody Allen P
    Rex Brothers P
    Yu Darvish P
    Ernesto Frieri P
    Shelby Miller P
    Chad Qualls P
    Tyson Ross P
    CC Sabathia P
    Adam Wainwright P
    Bench
    Brandon Barnes
    Kyle Blanks
    Tyler Colvin
    Danny Espinosa
    Alex Guerrero
    Jose Lobaton
    Nolan Reimold
    Addison Russell
    Scott Sizemore
    George Springer
    Henry Urrutia
    Stephen Vogt
    Heath Bell
    Dylan Bundy
    Chris Capuano
    Dane De La Rosa
    Danny Farquhar
    Mike Foltynewicz
    Heath Hembree
    Colby Lewis
    Jenrry Mejia
    Stolmy Pimentel
    Aaron Sanchez
    Robert Stephenson
    Noah Syndergaard B
    Tyler Thornburg
    Ryan Webb

  91. FYI, here’s my team. Will be writing up something in the next 2 weeks:

    ROUND PICK PLAYER POS TEAM
    1 3 Paul Goldschmidt 1B Rudy Effin Gamble
    2 13 Yasiel Puig OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    3 3 Justin Upton OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    4 13 Allen Craig 1B Rudy Effin Gamble
    5 3 Kenley Jansen P Rudy Effin Gamble
    6 13 James Shields P Rudy Effin Gamble
    7 3 Michael Wacha P Rudy Effin Gamble
    8 13 Martin Prado 3B Rudy Effin Gamble
    9 3 David Robertson P Rudy Effin Gamble
    10 13 Hyun-jin Ryu P Rudy Effin Gamble
    11 3 Will Venable OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    12 13 Brad Miller SS Rudy Effin Gamble
    13 3 Jeff Samardzija P Rudy Effin Gamble
    14 13 Neil Walker 2B Rudy Effin Gamble
    15 3 A.J. Pierzynski C Rudy Effin Gamble
    16 13 Michael Bourn OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    17 3 A.J. Griffin P Rudy Effin Gamble
    18 13 Mike Moustakas 3B Rudy Effin Gamble
    19 3 Adam LaRoche 1B Rudy Effin Gamble
    20 13 Junior Lake OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    21 3 Archie Bradley P Rudy Effin Gamble
    22 13 Tim Hudson P Rudy Effin Gamble
    23 3 James Paxton P Rudy Effin Gamble
    24 13 Cody Allen P Rudy Effin Gamble
    25 3 Corey Dickerson OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    26 13 Erasmo Ramirez P Rudy Effin Gamble
    27 3 Juan Francisco 1B Rudy Effin Gamble
    28 13 A.J. Ellis C Rudy Effin Gamble
    29 3 Eric Stults P Rudy Effin Gamble
    30 13 Pedro Florimon SS Rudy Effin Gamble
    31 3 Abraham Almonte OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    32 13 Jonathan Gray P Rudy Effin Gamble
    33 3 Chris Iannetta C Rudy Effin Gamble
    34 13 Yusmeiro Petit P Rudy Effin Gamble
    35 3 Addison Russell SS Rudy Effin Gamble
    36 13 A.J. Ramos P Rudy Effin Gamble
    37 3 Daniel Webb P Rudy Effin Gamble
    38 13 Darwin Barney 2B Rudy Effin Gamble
    39 3 Burch Smith P Rudy Effin Gamble
    40 13 Jeff Locke P Rudy Effin Gamble
    41 3 Juan Nicasio P Rudy Effin Gamble
    42 13 Darin Mastroianni OF Rudy Effin Gamble
    43 3 Tim Federowicz C Rudy Effin Gamble
    44 13 Carlos Torres P Rudy Effin Gamble
    45 3 Chris Getz 2B Rudy Effin Gamble
    46 13 Shawn Kelley P Rudy Effin Gamble
    47 3 Jake McGee P Rudy Effin Gamble
    48 13 Lyle Overbay 1B Rudy Effin Gamble
    49 3 Anthony Bass P Rudy Effin Gamble
    50 13 Roenis Elias P Rudy Effin Gamble

  92. mrrr says:
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    Here’s our team from Rudy’s NFBC league. I may do a pick-by-pick walk through if I get time to write it up.

    1 1 Mike Trout OF Mid-World Bumblers
    2 15 Yu Darvish P Mid-World Bumblers
    3 1 Ian Desmond SS Mid-World Bumblers
    4 15 Aroldis Chapman P Mid-World Bumblers
    5 1 Wilin Rosario C Mid-World Bumblers
    6 15 Alex Cobb P Mid-World Bumblers
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