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Even if you draft one or two outfielders in the top 100 (which you should), you’ll still need to identify some late bargains.   The top 20, 40, 60 and 80 outfielders for 2012 fantasy baseball can be found under the 2012 fantasy baseball rankings.  This is by no means all the outfielders I’d draft for one of my teams.  This is a list of guys that will go after the top 200 and could provide some healthy returns.  Where applicable, click on the player’s name to read more about them and to see their 2012 projections.  Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2012 fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – More of a keeper pick.  Not yet a stud, but should be a stud for many years to come, assuming the league doesn’t disallow every home run he hits because of too much pine tar under his eyes.

Brandon Belt – Bruce Bochy’s big head + Belt’s playing time = Suzanne Somers.  Hmm, my math is probably off there.  If Belt gets 500 ABs, he could be a top 50 player.  I’m not even playing.  Not even half playing.  Or a quarter.

Colby Rasmus – Wow, I have Rasmus way earlier in my rankings than he’s being drafted.  Like way way earlier.  Actually, that might be way way way earlier.  It’s early, let’s leave it at that.  So I’m drafting Rasmus this year, now the question is will I hate his guts by May or love him?

Mike Trout – Before their Pujols’ acquisition, the Angels were less bloated, though it sounds like the opposite should be true.  If you click that Trout-linkie-ma-who, it’s a whole post dedicated to Trout pre-Pujols.  Yeah, things get dated like raps about al-Qaeda.  If you want to know why I think you should still take a last round flyer on Trout, read the Harper post but find and replace his name with Trout.

Alex Rios – Yes, I wrote an Alex Rios sleeper post.  It kinda makes me chuckle every time I think about how lame that is.  It’s such a move ESPN would pull.  Next up, Todd Helton… Huge sleeper!  Eh, what do you want?  I’m lame, deal with it or move on dot org.  Before you do that though, remember a guy going after 200 overall that could give you 20/20 isn’t as terrible as you might think, even if you kinda want to abandon your team right after drafting him.

Lorenzo Cain – Finally, it’s his turn to run down the white lines.  Cain… Sugar!  Melky is rejected, Royals are corrected… Gordons, Crows and Butlers are thoroughly respected… The revenue gets divided… Bill James gets excited… Now Glass ain’t broke and it’s no joke… It’s hard as hell to fight it, Royals are contenders?  Don’t buy it!  Freeze!  Rock!  Raines!  Cain’s drafted a little higher, baby… A little higher, baby…

Delmon Young – Maybe it’s the whole too many times I’ve been burned thing, but I trust Delmon Young about as far as I can throw him, which is nowhere near as far as he can throw a bat.

Dexter Fowler – He’s very fast, but his stolen base percentage makes me think he’s a stoned teenager.  Dude, where’s 2nd base?

Jason Bourgeois – He doesn’t have a starting job right now, but he’s a must own if you need steals because he will see at bats – though Bourgeois resents the implication that ‘owning’ him means he’s part of the proletariat.  You’ve been Marxed!

Tony Campana – What’s the take away from this outfielders to target post?  There are lots of cheap steals.  SAGNOF!

Jose Tabata – For those who keep clicking on the names and going to the top 60 outfielders post and keep wondering why I didn’t just say look at the top 60 outfielders post, I hear ya.

Yonder Alonso – For the next time you’re playing “Would you rather” here’s a good one.  Would you rather Yonder get everyday playing time for the Padres or 350 ABs for the Reds?  BTW, that’s assuming you’re playing “Would you rather” and there’s no girls within 100 feet.

Dayan Viciedo -  Could he breakout and have a huge year?  Sure, but he’d also have to have a BABIP over .350 and a HR/FB over 20%.  A cliché that doesn’t exist that I just made up right now says, “Possible and probable only share a few letters.”

Alex Presley – These outfielders are in no particular order.  If they were in order with the best guy first, Presley would be on top.  (Or maybe last if I were to build suspense until the top guy.  Anyhoo!)  I kinda want Presley on all of my teams.  After someone drafts Victorino, tell them you’re gonna take him too, only 10 rounds later in the form of Presley.  Only tell them with your inner monologue so no one else hears you and drafts Presley first.

Nolan Reimold – Now if these were in order and Reimold had 550 ABs coming his way, then he’d be on the top of the list.  I think the O’s have Endy Chavez, Wilson Betemit and Chris Davis in their potential everyday lineup because they want to be contracted.  How about the Astros and Orioles combine forces?  The O’stros?  Anyone?

Chris Heisey – Now if Heisey was guaranteed everyday playing time, didn’t play for Dusty and Reimold was still without a starting job, Heisey would be on the top of my list (if these were in order and I started with the top guy first.  This isn’t getting confusing, is it?  No?  Good!)

Carlos Gomez – Haven’t mentioned him anywhere this offseason.  That’s just plain wrong!  No, actually it’s not.  He’s terrible.  He sucks, at ya know, baseball.  If the ex-Marlin, I-can’t-hit-so-I’ll-bunt-and-take-PEDs Alex Sanchez had a twin sister and they had a baby together, it would be Carlos Gomez.  Gomez could steal 30 bases if he can get 400 ABs.  Remember, Corey Hart is already hurt and Nyjer Mogan is one thorough psychological evaluation away from ending up in a mental asylum.

  1. Ringo says:
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    Something like a phenomenon… Get your fantasy team to come along… Go pick up, Lorenzo Cain.

    Grandmaster Flash and the proletariat in the same post. To quote Dexter Fowler at 2nd base, “Your crazy man”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ringo, Ha…

  2. Colton says:
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    somewhere in the world, Melle Mel shed a tear and moved Lorenzo Cain up in his queue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Colton, I’d hope so.

  3. DrEasy says:
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    Speaking of outfielders, can someone rank these three schmohawks for me? Gardner, Ichiro, Maybin. Thanks!

    • Al Swedgin says:
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      @DrEasy, Gardner, Ichiro, Maybin in an AVG league.

      In an OBP league, you can coin-flip the last two, but I’d prefer Maybin.

  4. Steve says:
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    Trout hasn’t played yet this Spring – some kind of virus apparently.

    Been looking a bit green around the gills…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha!

  5. random razzball commenter says:
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    I was surprised to not see Boesch on this list. Grey rank of 196. MDC’s adp has him at 222. And what about Michael Brantley? Grey rank of 255 and mdc’s adp at 230.

    I was planning on targeting those 2 along with rasmus for my OF5 / util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @random razzball commenter, I like both of them… I didn’t list every single guy…

  6. anarchy burger says:
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    now i’m gonna have that freakin song in my head all day. actually, nice!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anarchy burger, Ha!

  7. larryjoebird says:
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    In 12 team mixed roto, was hoping that Fowler was still on the board with the 144th pick. I am attracted to his obp and slg projections more than his steal potential. Is that too much of a reach?

    I agree that Bruce is a better name than Bryce, but definitely not as cool as Blue Ivy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @larryjoebird, Ha! A bit of a reach…

  8. TheNewGuy says:
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    Better than the O’stros, how about the As’oles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Well played…

  9. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), 4-keeper league (players drafted in the 1st 4 rounds cannot be kept)

    Grey, what do you think?

    C- Doumit
    1B- Fielder (NK)
    2B- Kinsler (NK)
    3B- Aramis Ramirez (NK)
    SS- Bonifacio (3B, OF)
    MI- Espinosa
    CI- Lind
    OFx5- Berkman (NK), Jennings, Bourjos, Logan Morrison, Rios
    UTIL- Billy Butler
    BN- Cozart, Thames, Presley

    SP- Kershaw, Mad Bum, Garza, Cahill, Chacin, Holland, Vogelsong, Peavy, Leake, Peacock
    RPx4- Marmol, Santos, Thorton, Rauch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Your hitting looks a tad injury prone and light on power and high on speed, but otherwise I like the team.

  10. Jim says:
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    Had my 1st NFBC draft of the year, 12 man

    C Ramos
    C R Hernandez- prolly need to do something here
    1b- Votto
    2b-Pedroia
    3b-Youkilis
    SS-D Gordon
    OF-J Hamilton
    OF-J. Bruce
    OF-L Morrison
    OF-T Hunter
    OF-J. Tabata
    CI-M. Reynolds
    MI-A. Hill
    UTIL-A. Lind

    Bench Hitter- M Trout

    SP- Y. Gallardo
    SP- J. Lester
    SP- D. Hudson
    SP- U. Jimenez
    SP- J. Cueto
    SP- T. Cahill
    SP- R. Dempster
    RP- J. Valverde
    RP- R. Madson
    RP- J. Johnson

    bench- Peavy, Niese, Lynn, Matusz, Romo

    What ya think Grey? See any categories could use help.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Don’t love Cueto, but otherwise I like your pitching. Think the hitting might end up a little light on average, but it’s not a bad team at all.

      • Jim says:
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        @Grey, Im Not a Cueto lover, but seems like no one else is either, he was around 50th starter off the board in this draft. Heck he only 26, plays for a good team and is getting better other then k’s so I took a chance, we shall see.

  11. Dirty Jersey says:
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    Grey!!!

    Got a dyanasty draft tonight and I am praying that the ‘stache comes ridin in on a very hetero white unicorn to help out with that “beyond 2013″ keeper post you mentioned

    -DJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirty Jersey, I didn’t mention it. It’s coming on Sunday.

  12. Mr2Bits says:
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    Bruce like Jay Bruce or Bryce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr2Bits, Ha

  13. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : I know were playing fake baseball right now but do you look at all into Brian Matusz’s spring dominance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr2Bits, Nope

  14. Johnson says:
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    So many players get compared to Victorino, but only 10% of them come through to produce like Victorino. That is why he gets drafted 10 rounds earlier.

    • Tony says:
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      @Johnson, i agree every year there’s Victorino-lite (tabata 2011) and they don’t come thru…. I just took victorino last night in the 5th round of my RCL. Options were sticky, i needed some speed, 30+ sb potential with 15+ hr potential, why not…. he’s just gotta stay healthy.

      About every year it seems like I’m looking to trade for victornio, so why not just draft him.

  15. theguarantee says:
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    Carlos Gomez could steal 30 bases given 400 at-bats, but we also have to assume he gets on base at least what 25 times for that to happen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theguarantee, That would be the case.

  16. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    just to keep you thrown “off the trail” of my sleeper pick ,
    what , no jason bay ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Very sneaky, chata.

  17. frank rizzo says:
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    Mmmmm, Jay Bruce and Bryce Harper’s love child. Can’t wait to see that sleeper post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, Jay Harper, 180th overall, good upside, and pine tar.

  18. JoeC says:
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    John Mayberry should be on this list.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @JoeC, You took Adams, Gregerson, and Nova ahead of him in the RCL. You must not like him that much :)

      • JoeC says:
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        @Big Magoo, Dirty secret to admit here: I wasn’t aware of Mayberry until after our draft. I know, the shame, the shame!

        But that’s why you research your butt off, right? So you know all these potential breakout candidates.

        I actually went to pick him up the other day, assuming he hadn’t been drafted, but alas, SOMEONE did pick him. I bow to your greater player knowledge, sir!

  19. Wake Up says:
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    What, it’s not enough that you get him on every team? Now you’re going to start naming all other good players Bruce? Which SP should I grab first?
    Madison Brucegarner
    Yo-Brucey Gallardo
    Anibruce Sanchez or
    Max Scherzer

    I know, I know check the link to your Top 20 Starting Bruces…This is you, “I already ranked Starting Bruces that I won’t be taking cuz they’ll be gone by the time I want them. I ranked Starting Bruces to target late. I got Bruce in the 3rd and I’m looking to go Bruce in the 5th if he falls to me. No Ma! I told you that Steve-O was coming over for dinner and I already apologized for the alligator in the bathtub, now let just finish putting this baby powder all over Phil so I can take Bruce in the 9th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, HA! You forgot Brucie Kendrick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom, Someone should’ve edited out the first 3 pitches… Yeah, he’s fast.

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey, HA yea for real – his strides are nice and long … IN A SEXUAL WAY

  20. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Here’s the team I put together to compete for the Members Only Jacket:

    MMontero
    GSanchez
    Pedroia
    Tulow
    Encarnacion
    Zobrist
    Loney
    Holliday
    Gardner
    Hart
    Maybin
    Fowler
    Papi

    Hamels
    Gallardo
    Romero
    ESantana
    DHolland

    Motte
    Betancourt
    League
    CPerez

    *probably my worst draft ever!

    Do I scrap Tulow, Pedroia, Holliday, Papi, Hart and Zobrist for an offense built on speed, avg and runs scored while possibly grabbing another ace or two in the process? I would target the likes of Michael Young, Ichiro, Prado, Altuve, Bumgarner, Ellsbury etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1, You drafted Loney?

      • PublicEnemy#1 says:
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        @Grey, I know…disaster!!

        • Tony says:
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          @PublicEnemy#1, ha glad you’re in my league! jk and ya just never know til the games are played out…. there’s always trades to be made, and the waiver wire will have some gems.

  21. Sambo Jenkins says:
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    Did my first draft of the season last night. 12T, h2h 7×7 with OPS and a penalty for K’s. Would love your opinion man. I’m stoked. It’s a weekly league so no streaming of pitchers. This is a 1st year keeper league too, lose a pick 2 rounds ahead of where they were drafted)

    C: Soto
    1B: Votto
    2B: Kendrick
    SS: Andrus
    3B: Fatty Pablo
    LF: Bonifacio
    CF: Adam Jones
    RF: Giancarlo
    UTIL: Heyward
    UTIL: Lind
    BE: Bourjos
    BE: Alonso
    BE: Espinosa
    BE: Harper

    SP: Greinke
    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: Gio
    SP: Stauffer (missed out on anibal to another razzball reader)
    RP: Axford
    RP: Betancourt
    BE: Niese

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sambo Jenkins, I think your pitching is stronger than it needs to be, but your hitting is still solid. Maybe a few hitting problems towards the end of your team if Heyward and Lind fall on their face, but otherwise very solid team.

      • Sambo Jenkins says:
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        @Grey, Fuck yea, that just made my day. Thanks mah dude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  22. Juan Abreu – was sent down to the minors

  23. Henry Chinaski says:
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    Grey:

    12-team, 5×5, 11 keeper (no restrictions) league. Keepers are: Gonzo, Kinsler, R. Zimmerman, Andrus, Berkman, Hamilton, Pence, Choo, A. Jones, Haren, M. Moore (not bad, right?).

    We have 7th pick. How would you rank the following:

    1. Weiters
    2. Werth
    3. Darvish
    4. J. Zimmerman
    5. D. Young
    6. Axford
    7. Madson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry Chinaski, No idea how many outfielders in your league.

  24. Potus says:
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    Anyone rank please :

    5×5 20 team league

    Gamel, Ortiz, Trumbo, Duda, Alonso

    Thanks in advance

    -YHL

  25. Chris says:
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    @Grey:

    13 team, 6×6 (ops & holds), daily roto, 1800 IP max. Felt confident that I’d be able to fill in gaps later, so I drafted ‘best available’ hitters early on.

    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Paul Konerko
    2B: Danny Espinosa
    3B: Aramis Ramirez
    SS: Derek Jeter
    CI: Eric Hosmer
    MI: Kelly Johnson
    OF: Matt Kemp
    OF: Andrew McCutchen
    OF: Josh Hamilton
    UT: Shane Victorino
    UT: Carlos Quentin
    BN: Chris Heisey
    BN: Brandon Belt
    BN: Pedro Alvarez

    SP: Madison Bumgarner
    SP: Mat Latos
    SP: Matt Garza
    RP: Jose Valverde
    RP: Brett Myers
    RP: Grant Balfour
    P: Hiroki Kuroda
    P: Jhoulys Chacin
    P: Scott Baker
    P: Colby Lewis
    BN: Luke Gregerson
    BN: Marc Rzepczynski
    BN: Michael Stutes

    Stacked my OF/1B early, but I’m happy with how my offense turned out. I know you’re not a big fan of holding bench bats, but I think all 3 guys I have are potential ‘breakouts’ especially in an OPS league. Might have to drop 1 by the end of April to pick up another holds guy though.

    What do you think of the team? Been playing with the idea of trading Victorino for a strong closer, but he’s just such a great guy to have around (even at UTIL) as he can produce nicely in all 6 cats. Got him at a nice discount too, 103rd overall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Your outfield and the top of your staff is stacked. Team leaves a little to be desired in the middle of your hitting and pitching…I wouldn’t trade Victorino for a closer, I’d look to get a closer though.

  26. cruisinkc says:
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    Trying to decide my last keeper…keepers so far are Tex, Braun, Kinsler, and Lawrie. League is a 6×6 including doubles and QS. Decision is between Desmond Jennings and Madison Bumgarner. Who would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cruisinkc, Tough choice… I’d probably go Jennings, but could be pushed the other way.

  27. papasmurf says:
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    Just drafted Alex Presley near the end of my 16 team keeper lg draft. I sure loaded up my roster with early 20′s young’uns. I am confident nothing can go wrong with that strategy…

    Without checking bdays, I think I may have 3 guys 30 or over. Cuddyer, Wandy, and Kerry Wood. Well ain’t that a Cuddle-Yer-Shiny-Magic-Wand-Wood situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Ha!

  28. OaktownSteve says:
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    Have you seen Viciedo play? Looks to me like he has a massive hole in his swing down and away. Kind of reminds me of Chris Carter for the A’s. Really big guy who feasts on AAA mistake pitches but will be meat at the MLB level. Could be wrong. Might just be that everytime I’ve watched him he’s struck out looking bad.

    Like Jordan Schafer right now more than Bourgeois.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Viciedo’s a bit of a hacking mess…

  29. Tom says:
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    Grey – whats your thoughts on Andy Petitite returning to the yanks? Any value there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom, Nope

  30. Jim says:
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    Also for all the Dee Gordon lovers his ADP is rising big time, hes going around 95 in most drafts now. Grey do u think he still worth it if you have to use an 8-9 rder on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, 90 overall is a bit too early…

  31. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Speaking of OF, Jordan Schafer and John Mayberry are right next to each other on your OF Rankings. Any thoughts as to which one you’d currently have occupy your one bench spot reserved for position players in a standard mixed league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob, Tomato-tomahto… Mayberry if there’s waivers to be had…

  32. Tony says:
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    grey- here’s my RCL team, same league as public enemy #1 above….what do you think? pick # listed beside player,
    advice welcomed.

    C- Mauer 118
    1B- Teixiera 22
    2B- Kelly Johnson 166
    3B- Sandoval 27
    SS- Starlin Castro 46
    OF- Ryan Braun 3
    OF- Shane Victorino 51
    OF- L. Duda 147
    OF-Matt joyce
    OF- Brantley 243
    1B/3B- Cuddyer 70
    2B/SS- ryan raburn 214
    UTL- Kendry Morales 190

    Bench guys: Juan Pierre 267, Bryan Lahair 286

    SP- Ian Kennedy 94, Jordan Zimmerman 99, Beckett 123, Wandy 219, Stauffer 238, Liriano 262, Nova 291

    RP- Kimbrel 75, Marmol 142, Javy Guerra 171

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony, i didnt like tex at 22 but it was tex or an SP, and i would have been the first to take an SP…. didnt like taking Kimbrel so early, but at 75 overall, 100ks, couldnt pass, nothing else was there i wanted….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, I agree with what you’re saying. Your hitting is pretty strong, but your pitching is obviously on the weaker side when you wait until the 94th pick for an SP.

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, well strong hitting is where i’d rather be, always a “beachy” or someone comes along, and HOPEFULLY Liriano throws me a bone for screwing me last year. I always figure I can deal for pitching. Im at least glad to own to closers that can K 100 guys each. That will help in that dept. I’m very high on zimmerman, we’ll see i guess…. It was obviously a savvy bunch of drafters. lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tony, Yup, strong hitting is a much better place than strong hitting and weak pitching…

  33. MarkM says:
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    Um, so Andy Pettitte just signed a minor league deal with the Yankees worth up to 2.5 mil.

    Is there any way that he’s ready for the start of the season and Pineda gets optioned to start the year? I don’t see it happened, but I doubt a 39 year old retired vet signed a deal to spend most of the season in the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MarkM, Doubt Pineda starts the year in the minors…

      • MarkM says:
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        @Grey, I didn’t think so either, but it doesn’t make sense that a guy that’s been retired for a couple of years with that name recognition would come out of retirement without the expectation that he’d be in the bigs fairly quickly. If he does make the major league roster out of camp, who gets bumped? Garcia is out of options, if I’m not mistaken.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @MarkM, Garcia’s crap, Hughes hasn’t shown much and Nova isn’t much better. They have some holes without losing Pineda…

        • chata says:
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          @MarkM,

          no way in hell that pettitte makes the club , coming out of ST .
          he’s AT LEAST a month behind schedule .

          pettitte contacted the yanks about signing him to a minor league deal .
          what were they going to say ?
          “no” ??

  34. billy says:
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    Is Pettitte worth anything in leagues right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @billy, No

      • billy says:
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        @Grey, thanks you see a yankee pitcher and think of Wwww’s

  35. RealMcCoy says:
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    Who would you take for your final 2 utility positions? Your options (and my your options I mean MY options) are:

    Cain, Moustakas, Rios, Hunter, D. Young, Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RealMcCoy, Moose, Lind

      • RealMcCoy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!!

  36. exactly says:
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    Yo Grey, just heard the podcast, now that’s what I call a fuggin’ theme song! I only wish it had another verse and a drum solo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly, Tommy Lee backed out at the last moment…

  37. Nate says:
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    In 10 team mocks at pick 6, I have the opportunity to get:
    Round 1: Braun
    Round 3: McCutchen
    Round 5: Bruce

    Obviously don’t want 3 outfielders in the first 5 rounds. Where is the best value I’m getting here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate, Braun…

  38. ThE sHiT says:
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    @ Grey: I can really see myself owning Mauer this year. He is falling to the 100s and i really like that he can help nullify avg drains such as Uggla, Upton and Bruce. Ive never drafted a C at or before the 100s, but i really see value here. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Yeah, I took Mauer in one mock draft and could see myself grabbing him around the 9th or 10th rounds of drafts if he’s still there. He does help average drains, as you said.

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, i got him at 118 in my rcl last night, posey went 117 and i had mauer Queued up anyways, it will be interesting to see how that plays out…. i think it was great value and he can balance out a espinosa, reynolds, etc well maybe not reynolds hahahah….

  39. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS.***

  40. Daniel says:
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    The o’stros!? I love it! Unfortunately those are the 2 teams I follow the closest. Life long Houstonian so I’m stuck with the stros. My little bro is a RP for the orioles and got traded there from the astros, so I’m stuck following the o’s too. Needless to say I’m not too excited about my teams chances this season.

    • Grey

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      @Daniel, Thanks! Those are tough allegiances… There’s a new post for followups.

  41. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, Holy shit Lorenzo Cain rap is hot fire! I just did a headspin in my living room.

    You really like Presley over all those other sleeper OF’s? Now with Pres available on waivers, I’m reconsidering my dumping De Aza (good movie title) for Tabata. A little leery of his high BABIP but yeah I like him too. I had him for his hot stretch on two teams last year.

    …Now that I look it up Tabata is walkier and I’m counting OBP as well as AVG. How do you think you’d rate those OF’s is you’re considering OBP?

    • Grey

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      @3FingersBrown, Ha, thanks! I like Tabata over De Aza… There’s a new post for followups.

  42. Bud says:
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    Drafted for a points league starting C,1B,2B,SS,3B,RF,CF,LF, Util X2, SPX5, RPX2. Typical points league rules except Wins 10 pts, Loses -10pts, Saves 2 pts. I’m looking to get my second and third SP’s around rounds 7, 8 Latos & Garza were there. Would I have been better off taking those pitchers or was McCann & Berkman better there. With Saves 2 pts & loses -10 do I even bother drafting a RP in the first 20 rounds? How do you like this team?
    1. Joey Votto (Cin – 1B)
    2. Justin Upton (Ari – RF)
    3. Tim Lincecum (SF – SP)
    4. Ryan Zimmerman (Was – 3B)
    5. Dan Uggla (Atl – 2B)
    6. Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle – SS)
    7. Brian McCann (Atl – C)
    8. Lance Berkman (StL – 1B,LF)
    9. Josh Beckett (Bos – SP)
    10. Chris Young (Ari – CF)
    11. Brandon Morrow (Tor – SP)
    12. Cory Luebke (SD – SP,RP)
    13. David Freese (StL – 3B)
    14. Carlos Marmol (ChC – RP)
    15. Alexei Ramirez (CWS – SS)
    16. Ryan Dempster (ChC – SP)
    17. Jair Jurrjens (Atl – SP)
    18. Scott Baker (Min – SP)
    19. Jose Tabata (Pit – LF,RF)
    20. Gaby Sanchez (Mia – 1B)
    21. Roy Oswalt (Phi – SP)
    22. Josh Collmenter (Ari – SP,RP)
    23. Alfredo Aceves (Bos – SP,RP)

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      @Bud, 12 team league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Bud, You should’ve drafted a better pitcbhing staff…. Your league rewards good pitching… Lincecum is actually bumped down a little when you consider Wins. There’s a new post for followups.

  43. DK says:
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    I noticed that you have Rasmus EARLY… which can be good. STL thought he was going to be their man of the future, but traded him pretty quick.. so who knows. In my mock– I drafted him in the 23rd round, I was surprised he was still there.

    Here is my mock draft results– I would like to have your feedback:

    1. Miguel Cabrera (Det – 1B)
    2. David Wright (NYM – 3B)
    3. Andrew McCutchen (Pit – OF)
    4. Nelson Cruz (Tex – OF)
    5. Zack Greinke (Mil – SP)
    6. Howie Kendrick (LAA – 1B,2B,OF)
    7. Jon Lester (Bos – SP)
    8. Kevin Youkilis (Bos – 1B,3B)
    9. Yu Darvish (Tex – SP)
    10. Drew Stubbs (Cin – OF)
    11. Heath Bell (Mia – RP)
    12. Shaun Marcum (Mil – SP)
    13. Yoenis Céspedes (Oak – OF)
    14. Brandon Morrow (Tor – SP)
    15. Carlos Mármol (ChC – RP)
    16. Alexei Ramírez (CWS – SS)
    17. Nick Markakis (Bal – OF)
    18. Jeff Francoeur (KC – OF)
    19. Ryan Dempster (ChC – SP)
    20. Geovany Soto (ChC – C)
    21. Jhoulys Chacin (Col – SP)
    22. Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B)
    23. Colby Rasmus (Tor – OF)

    The one thing I don’t like about mocks it doesn’t allow for the keeper factor, but can still get a generalized idea of where everyone is falling. This is a Yahoo 10 team H2H league, Snake draft, 5×5 scoring and I had draft position #1. I was disappointed in my picking Dempster. I was surprised Marmol fell to the 15th rd, wondering if I shouldn’t have tried to get Gordon in the 10th/11th turn (he was picked up in the 12th). Looking over picks, I am short on MI, but choices are limited this year. There was only one other team that waited on C. The run on C’s went in Rd 9– the earliest C went in rd 3… Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  44. AT says:
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    I’m a first time player in an 11-team 8×8 league with OPS SLG. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing in the draft, and would love to hear your thoughts. Any places you think I could improve upon would be muc appreciated. Thanks!

    C Wilson Ramos
    1B Albert Pujols
    2B Ian Kinsler
    3B Brett Lawrie
    SS Elvis Andrus
    CI Eric Hosmer
    MI Rickie Weeks
    OF1 Andrew McCutchen
    OF2 Jose Tabata
    OF3 Angel Pagan
    OF4 Alex Presley
    UTIL Edwin Encarnación
    BN Mike Carp
    BN J.D. Martínez
    BN Ryan Lavarnway
    BN Ryan Raburn

    SP1 Justin Verlander
    SP1 Madison Bumgarner
    SP1 Anibal Sanchez
    RP Greg Holland
    RP Jonathan Broxton

    P Scott Baker
    P Roy Oswalt
    P Jonathon Niese
    BN Dustin McGowan

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