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It may be in 2015.  That’s the answer to the question, “Will Nolan Arenado break out in 2014 and shoot up the draft boards for next year?”  It’s also the answer to the question, “What year is Dr. Dre coming out with a new album?”  It could also answer, “When do we get flying cars?!”  Last year, Arenado put up the line of 49/10/52/.267/2 in 486 ABs and 133 games.  Not amazing…OR WAS IT?!  No, Mr. Al Caps, it wasn’t amazing.  ARE WE SURE?!  Yes.  Oh, but he was only 22 years old.  Or as they said in Cincinnati in 1825, ‘OH, it’s 22 years old.’  Arenado can do exactly what he did last year for two more years and still have time to fill out and become a top 25 draft pick by the age of 25.  Yes, a top 25 draft pick.  That’s what he’ll become at some point in his career, barring unforeseen injuries.  Shoot, Tulo has foreseen injuries and he’s a top 25 talent.  It’s the old adage that I just made up, “Don’t bet against a Rockies hitter.  Bet against Padre and Mariner hitters.”  So, what can we expect of Nolan Arenado for 2014 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?

The analogy isn’t exact due to where I will end up ranking Arenado in the preseason, but he gives me the Au Shizz tingles.  We could see a guy go from the end of the draft to a top 50 draft pick the following year.  In 2013, he only had a 14% K-rate and a 23.8% line drive rate.  For K-rate, that ranked him 37th overall above guys like Miguel Cabrera and Matt Holliday.  For his line drive rate, that ranked him 29th overall, right by Jay Bruce, Carlos Beltran and again Miggy.  That wasn’t prorating his numbers over a full season.  At 22 years old, Arenado had a full season of at-bats.  He wouldn’t be a sleeper right now if he just would’ve hit more homers.  Guess where he plays his home games?  (If you don’t know, I wonder why you’re reading a fantasy baseball blog.)  I highly doubt hitting homers will always be a problem for him. When he was 20 years old in the minors, he hit 20 homers.  He hit three homers in only 18 games in Triple-A last year before being promoted.  Maybe Arenado had heard how long the Rockies usually take to play rookies, so he decided to just make great contact and thank God he wasn’t being prospblocked by any aging hippie.  At some point, Arenado will hit 35 homers with a .300+ average and I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened in 2015.  Dag Hammarskjold!  For 2014, I still see him being well worth a flyer with a chance to reach a top 5-7 ranking for all 3rd basemen.  I’ll give him the projections of 74/21/82/.282/3.

132 Responses

  1. Curt says:
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    Keeper league, need 2….Sonny Gray @ 12, Wacha @ 14 or Arenado @ 18.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: Gray and Arenado…None are great deals…

  2. gleeksquad says:
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    Arenado worth keeping at $3?

    • Cram It says:
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      @gleeksquad: If he’s not worth keeping at $3, then he’s not worth keeping for free.

  3. Count de Monetball says:
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    Au Shizz tingles, huh, guess who I’ll be owning in every league this year! Looks like Kanoa overplayed his hand. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Yankees actually drop their offer at this point. Clearly he wants to go back to New York. I bet super agent is laughing right now!

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Count de Monetball: damn iPhone that was supposed to be Cano! Not quinoa or whatever it spelled, ha!

  4. Bfeels says:
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    I can keep 5 of the following to start my draft:

    Miguel Cabrera
    Joey Votto
    Jose Reyes
    Adrian Gonzalez
    Yoenis Cespedes
    Max Sherzer
    Madison Bumgardner

    Obviously keeping Cabrera and probably Votto, but then I am not sure. Normally I wouldn’t draft a SP in the top five rounds but they are likely top 10 pitchers and the rest of my bats I am not sure how to value, all of questions or doubts. So, of that list which five would you keep to start a draft? It is 6×6 categories (OPS extra batting category and Loses an extra pitching category) in a weekly H2H. Can keep forever.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bfeels: Not A-Gon and Reyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bfeels: Agree with Cram

  5. costaricanchata says:
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    ” At some point, Arenado will hit 35 homers with a .300+ average and I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened in 2015. ”

    that’s a pretty ballsy prediction .
    35 + home run hitters :
    2010 … 6
    2011 … 8
    2012 … 9
    2013 … 5

    finished 4th in a 14 team keeper last year with this roster (keep 10) .
    which 10 would you keep for 2014 ?

    Elvis Andrus
    Nolan Arenado
    José Bautista
    Melky Cabrera
    Robinson Canó
    Starlin Castro
    Zack Cozart
    Allen Craig
    Yoenis Céspedes
    Josh Hamilton
    Jonathan Lucroy
    Mike Moustakas
    Ryan Raburn
    Nate Schierholtz
    Justin Smoak
    Mark Trumbo
    Juan Uribe
    Will Venable

    Chris Archer
    Alex Cobb
    Yu Darvish
    Félix Hernández
    Joe Kelly
    Clayton Kershaw
    David Price
    Francisco Rodríguez
    Tyson Ross
    Huston Street

    5 x 5 vanilla .
    keep forever .

    thanks , in advance .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: Not as ballsy in Coors, but yeah, he’s gonna be great… Bautista, Darvish, F-Her, Kershaw, Price, Yoenis, Cano, Craig, Arenado, Hamilton… Your pitching is too good, trade one of your starters for a top bat…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        been trying to trade a pitcher for the past 3 years , but these guys are tighter than …

        my best (only) chance might be that kiwi guy … who has trout .
        last year , i offered him f-her and bautista , i believe .

        can you think of a fair offer that might net me trout ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hard for me to say, I don’t know what SteveNZ needs… F-Her and Bautista is plenty fair in a vacuum…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: What don’t I need?

            José Altuve
            Ian Desmond
            Matt Holliday
            Eric Hosmer
            Chris Johnson
            Brett Lawrie
            Brandon Moss
            Alex Presley
            Josh Reddick
            Wilin Rosario
            Mike Trout
            Dan Uggla
            Brett Wallace
            Christian Yelich
            Joaquín Benoit
            Dane De La Rosa
            Dillon Gee
            David Huff
            Jake McGee
            Iván Nova
            Chris Pérez
            Garrett Richards
            Kevin Siegrist
            Stephen Strasburg
            Chris Tillman
            Jordan Zimmermann

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… It makes sense to trade Trout for two pieces then since you need so much…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          what about price and cano ?
          too much ??
          could also add in trumbo as a third , in case he’s afraid his hosmer
          might shizz the bed .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Price and Cano is too much

  6. Wake Up says:
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    No loan dear, na…..

    NORAD, an alone…

    Alone and Nora!

    He is gonna be great!

  7. Eddy says:
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    Cano is a Mariner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Yup…Oy

  8. Curt says:
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    Cano—-10 year-240 million contract being reported.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: Yup…Oy

  9. Mike says:
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    Cruz next to the Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Maybe…

  10. willy says:
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    Grandy to the Mets 4yrs 60 mil…

      • Cram It says:
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        @willy: @Grey: Bah! I was afraid of that. Stupid Mets.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just a poorly run organization…

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Is it something in the pizza? I thought we were finally past overpaying for past-their-prime stars. Alderson hadn’t opened his wallet since he’s been here and then he goes and does this, 2ish years before they have any shot of competing. FRACK!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe it was the government giving some money back for the Madoff thing

  11. Big AL says:
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    I agree almost anyone that plays in Colorado is a good bet to put up at least 20 dingers. I’m drafting him for my backup 3B on most of my teams. Trying to get my SP rankings together as I’m sure you are too. Where are you going to put Cueto in your start off rankings. He basically missed all last year ,but before that he was a reliable kinda under the radar pick for me. He should be healthy, but spring training will help tell us for sure. But I have to put him somewhere and I’m wondering where you slot him today ? Did the cougar get up and make you breakast ? At least a early wake up call below the waist I hope. Your still on extended honeymoon time. Congrats on being a kept man Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big AL: Thanks! I’ve never liked Cueto, that’s not gonna change… He’s around a number three for me… That’s around 120-ish overall…

  12. Big Magoo says:
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    Cano chased the money. Can’t really blame him if nobody else offered him 200+ or more than 8 years. 2014′s first round fantasy options just got uglier though…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Big Magoo: I agree, he sort of sticks out in that lineup like a Giancarlo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Sparty Scott says:
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        @Grey: Is the Mariners lineup that much worse than the Yankees last year? I don’t see a huge drop off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s worse, but not much worse… Last year Cano scored 81 runs, wasn’t like he did terrific in a depleted Yankees lineup…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Sparty Scott: @Grey: From ’05-’09 in his age 26-30 seasons, here’s Adrian Beltre’s per-season averages while playing in Seattle:

            74 Runs, 21 HRs, 79 RBIs, 10 SBs, .266 BA

            Beltre compares favorably to Cano in terms of ability to hit for average and power, I think. A .285/24/90 is about what I’d expect from Cano next year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That doesn’t seem far off… Less steals, much better average…

              • JoeyBelle says:
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                The seem tied to other FAs though, so maybe they can get Choo or Beltran to support Cano

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, hopefully for their sake…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Cano’s obviously not a double digit steal guy. I just wanted to include all of the standard roto cats for comparison purposes. Man, I hope I’m not in the 5-8 pick range in many of my drafts next year. Gimme a top four pick or something down near the turn. It’s looking ugly in the middle.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, totally agreed with 5-8…

  13. Fungazi says:
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    I like Au Shizz tingles more than Rutledge tingles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  14. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Grey, I have Avisail and Arenado in my keeper league. Not to mention Tulo/Miggy/E5. I’m worried about priapism right now. Could you please stop getting me all hot and bothered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what priapism is (that’s what she said)…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: I’d link to an image of what it is but I’d get a lifetime ban for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  15. Nate says:
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    Ah to be thinking about fantasy baseball at work again is a good thing!

    In a standard 5×5 H2H 14 team league, keep 1 player per tier:

    TIER 1: Wainwright, Justin Upton, Eric Hosmer, Ryan Zimmerman, Marte
    TIER 2: Wil Myers, Matt Moore, Ben Zobrist
    Tier 3: Samardzija, Braun, Sal. Perez

    There are more in each tier, but those are the realistic options. Tiers are obviously created based on final yahoo ranks last year. It’s a standard snake draft once you pull each teams 3 keepers from the pool, and I’ll have a late pick this year (likely 10ish)

    Tier 3 seems like a no-brainer with Braun, but I still thought I’d ask. Tier two is chalk full of RP and guys like Jimmy Rollins, and tier 1 is the real mess. I hate keeping a pitcher there… but Zimm is a heart breaker and Jupt/Marte both showed they are prone to LOOOOONG skids.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Myers and Braun…

  16. Wingand Aprayer says:
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    Welcome and congrats to the wonderful state of COnnubial bliss. I have a little COnundrum with one keeper slot. What is your gut feeling regarding the difference between keeping Arenando, Middlebrooks, and the newly annoted DTE 3b Castellanos? Is there going to be that much of a difference between the three? I know it’s only December… just trying to get a little of a head start. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Castellanos is easy third there… Arenado is a better all-around hitter than Middlebrooks… Arenado won’t hit .220 and get demoted at any point…

      • Wingand Aprayer says:
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        @Grey: Thank you and congrats again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: He’ll hit .260 and make us scratch our heads because he hadn’t a dinger in 3 1/2 weeks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe, you said dinger…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I love that song…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: childhood theme music?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Favorite at karaoke…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: wow, I always do I touch myself by Divinyls….you should see where I put that mic

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope you wear a boa when singing it… A snake, not the foofie scarf…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Thats an expensive and dangerous prop. The closest was when i put a garter snake around my wrist

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tattoo or real?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: on the arm it’s real….around my thigh it’s a tattoo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  17. matt says:
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    YAY! Now I can avoid Cano too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  18. Curt says:
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    Do you see a big jump in Kyle Seager’s stat-line for next year with Cano????……Assuming they bat 3 and 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not a huge jump, maybe an extra 10 RBIs…

  19. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Refresh my memory – Is Arendo allergic to walks or does he have a decent eye at the plate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was allergic last year, but not in the minors…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Yikes, a .301 OBP last year.

        So you’re optimistic he can get that to a respectable level this season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he can bump it up to as high as .340 but probably at least .320

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SwaggerJackers:

      For fantasy purposes you really don’t care if he walks. It’s better that he put the ball in play. Especially with his line drive rate and playing 50% in Coors etc. The only risk is if he walks so little and has a bad BABIP year he might find himself out of a job. Luckily the Rockies don’t seem like one of the teams that cares a lot about OBP.

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Both of the leagues I play in swapped out AVG with OBP so I have to be careful not to end up with more than a couple guys with bad plate discipline.

        Same philosophy as not wanting a bunch of Dunn/Reynolds/Uggla-types on the same team in an AVG format.

  20. Chris says:
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    Grey-
    Nice article! Changed my perspective some on Arenado.

    Hey, I have another quick Ottoneu SABR points trade to run by you.

    I get: Ian Desmond ($15)

    I give: Addison Russell ($3) and Darin Ruf ($3)

    I also have Segura ($10), Profar ($10), Correa ($3) and Kendrick ($6), so Desmond slides into my MI spot and allows me to use Profar and Kendrick at 2B this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond there

  21. Wake Up says:
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    A lot of strange moves so far…

    Don’t know why DET sold Fister so low…
    Can’t see why Cano would want to go to SEA…might not get to 20 HRs…(I know, it’s the money)
    What are the Mets doing with Grandy…(stop-gap is fine…but too long)
    Why would NYY go with Ellsbury over Choo…
    How is the market over 16K with min. wage still below a living wage (oops wrong site)

    Top OBP team in AL- Boston
    Top OBP team in NL- STL

    get on base and win…

  22. goodfold2 says:
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    before scott the prospect whisperer got back to me about that my prado/5th round 2015 for opp’s
    a.escobar/88th and 111th pick this year (and just how weak my prospects were, which was, very, very weak) I asked opp about 3 of his prospects. He got back to me with this
    his
    m.cabrera ATL pitcher prospect (ranked 3rd ATL prospects by scott)
    e.rosario MIN MI/OF prospect (apparently power hitter at some point)
    a.escobar
    5th round 2015
    for my
    prado
    3rd and 5th round this year.
    I can always go back to the earlier deal where I gain some picks only. Only question left is whether or not a 3rd and 5th from this year (2014) are worth more than those 2 prospects. I asked scott this too. just seeing the thoughts on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About what would you get with the 3rd and 5th round picks?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: in a league where everybody has at least 13 prospects per team (30 X 13) and those picks are at 80th and 140th overall (in a few months) so prospect wise that’s 470 and 530 people deep. Basically when scott does his top 10 for each team (he’s about 7 teams or so into it) pretty much most if not all of the top 5 or 6 from each team are already gone. Cabrera is his 3rd for ATL and rosario could end up being a decently power hitting 2B. Those numbers probably could come down 35-50 with some people having been brought up already last year by some. Unless this year’s draft class is really good. Only name i’ve recognized that hasn’t been drafted yet is that PHI MAG pitcher, but i probably won’t get him at 20th overall in the first round. another problem (question likely for scott) is just where does one find lists in february when needing to go this deep into prospects (other than just making huge lists from baseball prospectus and such, on very short notice). Obv once all of Scott’s 30 posts are out i’ll have printouts of all of those, but, again, my draft could be before that.

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          @goodfold2: apparently rosario is in most top 100 lists, and technically is only getting moved to 2b because of all the twin OF prospects ahead of him. if he gets traded could go back to OF, which is good too due to my team having pretty much no OF prospects now that leonys has been moved up to majors.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: after figuring it about to the letter rather than just guessing there are currently 347 minor leaguers owned by the 30 teams, but a lot of those guys aren’t up and comers (i.e. canlzer assorted backups quad A types). After looking back at Scott’s 10 team lists for his first 9 teams the only top 5 guys out there are
            Hursh P ATL (4th)
            Crawford P DET (2nd)
            Williamson OF SF (4th)
            Anderson MI WSOX (2nd)
            Beck P WSOX (4th)
            T.Thompson OF WSOX (5th)
            Sappington P LAA (5th)
            Barreto OF TOR (5th)
            Ynoa P OAK (4th)
            McKinney OF OAK (5th)
            Crawford MI PHI (3rd)
            MAG P PHI (4th)
            Nelson P MIL (1st)
            so less than 2 per team and those are the weakest 9 prospect teams. Hopefully I can get 1 of MAG or Nelson coming into my 20th overall pick. My team is esp weak at OF prospects.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take the prospects then instead of picks that you know are worse…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  23. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Are you going to make a Drew Smyly Sleeper post? I think he’s my big sleeper this year, it’s super early yet though. Either way I love this post, I think Arenado can have a big year too but 2015 is probably the year he makes that big jump, nice work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drew Smyly could be in line for a sleeper post…

  24. J-FOH says:
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    What are the chances we hear the Mariners are bringing in the fences?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean again?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Yes, again.

  25. quimmy says:
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    Yanks get Beltran. They are going to need Walder Frey to help them get rid of some of these OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  26. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    Is the Granderson signing going to spell doom once again for your man-crush EY Jr.? I think the Mets should deal off IDavis for the best piece they can acquire, sign SDrew and Arroyo and roll with the following lineup:

    EYoung Jr – 2b
    Murphy – 1b
    Wright – 3b
    Granderson – OF
    CYoung – OF
    SDrew – SS
    d’Arnaud – C
    Lagares – OF

    Niese
    Gee
    Arroyo
    Wheeler
    Mejia (Until Syndergaard is ready)

    This seems like a solid roster considering where they finished the 2013 season and will only get better once they get Harvey back.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, Young is a platoon player now…Maybe 75% of the time he plays though, not a straight platoon…

      • Public Enemy#1 says:
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        @Grey: I’ll take EY Jr. playing 75% of the time. If he does get to play one way or another at that rate, I feel confident he can steal 45+ this year and might pick up 2B eligibility as well. SAGNOF!
        I think the Mets situation is highly likely to change between now and the end of the winter meetings. Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Daniel Murphy could all be trade candidates.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they need to get something from those guys in a trade before they can’t get nothing…

  27. goodfold2 says:
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    in the same dynasty league as above one team has buxton/springer/wheeler/correa/cosart/bundy and used to have profar but traded him. AND he’s got a decent major league roster. He’s mentioned being interested in both my dempster (way too expensive and not that valuable) and beltran (also expensive but pretty valuable and who’s homers will go up now). How many of that sick good crop could i conceivably get for those two, or just dempster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, you have to ask him what he’ll give…

  28. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Projected Yankees lineup at the moment:

    Ellsbury
    Jeter
    Beltran
    Tex
    McCann
    Soriano
    Gardner
    Nunez
    Johnson

    Assuming Nunez isn’t an everyday player, 29 year old McCann is the youngest player in the Yankees opening day lineup.

    Is this team ever going to get young again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Management should get them together in March and watch Cocoon instead of playing spring training games…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Then after nap time, Jeter can review AARP benefits with everyone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! One of the best signs I’ve seen at a game…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It took students from a school like Rice to figure that one out…..Rice is allegedly the Stanford of Texas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wonder what’s the Stanford of Guam…

  29. Chris says:
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    OK Grey, one more fun Ottoneu SABR Points trade for you:

    I give: Ben Zobrist ($35) and Chris Carter ($6)

    I get: Oswaldo Arcia ($3) and Kevin Gausman ($3)

    I like the deal, but don’t love it because Chris Carter is already a top-35 OF in this type of league. Tell me if I’m being dumb. Trying to get the other owner to take a different player than Carter as the second piece on my side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it just to get a $35 Zobrist off my team…That’s way too expensive for him… Carter is a loss but you get two solid players back and they’re cheap…

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I know. You’re right. Can’t get too attached to your own guys. I went ahead and did the trade. I’m totally confident it was the right call and I don’t know what this guy is thinking taking Zobrist at $35. He’s not even sure he’ll be able to keep him, so it’s weird.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that is weird…

  30. slew says:
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    Just heard Reds GM say that if the season started today, Billy Hamilton would be batting leadoff. Still, way to early, but… nice to ponder.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @slew: back to likely shitty OBP guys batting leadoff, just like dusty, same toothpick time, same toothpick channel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t see why he wouldn’t leadoff…

  31. Samuel says:
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    Although as you say he had a solid line drive rate and his fly ball rate was also decent (33.8%) could be indicative of future power, however he had an ISO (138) for 2013 and around 174 in the Minors for his career, I don’t think that even in Coors he would have such a high HR ceiling. He also had a walk rate of only 4.1% which would rank in near the bottom in positional rankings and put a big dent in his value in OPS leagues. I do agree with you that he will have sneaky value in 2014, because he seems like a very similar player to Machado which most likely will go much sooner in the draft, but young players who have that inability to take walks (thinks Moustakas) always worry me.

    • Grey

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      I hear ya, but the walk rate was better in the minors and he’s very young to be saying his ceiling is low… He can hit 30+ homers by 2015… I only gave him 21 homers for next year…

  32. Wake Up says:
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    I see you have no interest in my rant…and I respect you for it!

    I’m thinking of targeting Mesoraco next year…

    Do we know if he has plans to travel to S. America (kidnapping wise) and
    can we get a status update on his grandmother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll be monitoring his abuelita’s health all preseason… I can say as of right now, she’s healthy and serving pupusas at a neighborhood spot…

  33. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade offer just in, dealing prospects, send Archie Bradley get George spiringer. Also an OBP league which should help offset springers likely low AVG.

    Initial thoughts?

    Fantasy baseball never sleeps!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer, it’s fair…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Yeah guess all things equal, take the bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  34. Chris says:
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    OK Grey, what do you think of Cody Asche for next year? Sleeper or just an adequate placeholder for Mikael Franco?

  35. Steve says:
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    I respect the reference to a former UN secretary general. You’re a cultured man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

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