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With the 2013 fantasy baseball rankings for every position done, we turn our lazy eye towards the top 100 for 2013 fantasy baseball.  These 2013 fantasy baseball rankings are one part fresh and two parts to death.  They own a cat, a dog and a lizard in a two bedroom apartment where pets aren’t allowed.  Know why?  Cause they don’t care!  None of this top 100 for 2013 fantasy baseball is meant to surprise.  *jumping out of a closet*  Boo!  Now, that was meant to surprise.  This top 100 is just taking my positional rankings and putting guys in The Big Picture.  You really should read each ranking post because the blurbs in this top 100 are on the skimpy side because there’s so many of them, and I went over each one of these guys already.  Obviously at a hundred players, some guys just didn’t make it.  About 300, to be inexact.  It’s okay, there will be a top 400 tomorrow.  Shortly, Sloth, you’ll have your Baby Ruth.  Not to get all biblical on you, but this is the gospel.  Print it out and take it to Mt. Sinai and it will say, “Win your 2013 fantasy baseball league, young prematurely balding man.”  Projections were done by me and a crack team of 100 monkeys fighting amongst themselves because there were only 99 typewriters.  Somebody please buy Ling-Ling his own typewriter!  To help with your drafting, there’s also a list of players with multiple position eligibility, and all of the 2013 fantasy baseball projections.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for 2013 fantasy baseball:

1. Miggy Cabrera – His ranking would fall if MLB’s deal with Perugina goes through and they switch out baseballs with white chocolate balls filled with schnapps.  “Football can have its deal with Gatorade; we’ve got Perugina!”  That’s Bud Selig.  BTW, Bud Selig will be retiring soon and starring in a Scott Pilgrim sequel where he is pitted against his younger self.  2013 Projections: 110/39/124/.327/3

2. Ryan Braun – He’s a lock for these numbers even if he mails it in.  If he mails it in using FedEx, he’s a lock for much better numbers.  2013 Projections: 105/34/116/.319/22

3. Andrew McCutchen – Gonna be great.  Even if he just repeats last year, he’s worth this draft slot.  Even if he falls off a little bit from last year, he’s still worth the draft spot, ya bish. 2013 Projections: 102/30/107/.295/27

4. Mike Trout – Especially valuable in pescetarian leagues.  2013 Projections: 108/19/102/.326/48

5. Robinson Cano – Everyone knows he was named after Jackie Robinson.  What most don’t know is he was born on October 42nd.  2013 Projections:  105/30/110/.310/4

6. Albert Pujols – I want to see a commercial where Albert Pujols talks in third person, endorsing Preparation H.  Pujols hits a homer, camera pans to him and he says the tag line, “Pujols don’t always look this good.”  2013 Projections:  103/32/112/.297/7

7. Prince Fielder – Nothing can stop Prince Fielder, except daddy-son relationship building exercises.  “We’re gonna need more rope.”  That’s a tug-of-war organizer after Cecil tied himself to Prince’s front porch.  2013 Projections:  94/39/117/.291/1

8. Joey Votto – In the top 10 for 2013 fantasy baseball, I said, “Someone needs a new hobby….but that’s why God invented running backwards…”  I gotta work on what quotes to pull.  2013 Projections:  104/25/110/.320/5

9. Giancarlo Stanton – I wanted to wait until April for this announcement but it’s time.  My real name is Greycarlo.  2013 Projections:  92/45/110/.277/7

10. Justin Upton – I saw one fantasy ‘pert has Upton in the thirties overall (rankings, not age).  I understand it.  It’s sooooooo (yes, 7 oh’s) much easier to just regurgitate how people ended last season.  You get no grief if you rank players as they performed for the previous year.  This obviously does no one any good and that ‘pert had the worst rankings for last year and has managed to outstink even that for this year.  Also, I updated Upton’s blurb at the top 10 for 2013 fantasy baseball when he was traded.  2013 Projections:  100/28/104/.284/19

11. Carlos Gonzalez – As I said in the top 20 for 2013 fantasy baseball in CarGo’s blurb-a-rooski, he’s 27 years old.  That’s slightly crazy to me.  I wonder if he had the same maternity nurse as Miguel Tejada.  2013 Projections:  100/28/102/.307/19

12. Evan Longoria – I’ll be honest, I’m scared to draft Longoria this year.  I’ll do it, because my fear for him failing again is much less than my fear of him actually performing on someone else’s fantasy team.  I’m driven by fear.  As my Polish neighbor would say, what can do?  2013 Projections:  89/32/107/.283/5

13. Adam Jones – I feel it in my bones that Adam Jones is going to give a top ten hitter season.  I don’t feel it in my bones in public though, that would get me arrested.  2013 Projections:  90/34/100/.284/15

14. Matt Kemp – I feel it in those aforementioned bones that I’m not drafting Kemp this year.  I don’t hold it against him that he lost a girl to someone who has already punched her, but his injury concerns have me wary.  2013 Projections: 88/25/100/.294/19

15. Josh Hamilton – Went over my Josh Hamilton 2013 fantasy.  I wrote it while Arte Moreno was juggling Faberge eggs. 2013 Projections:  92/29/109/.277/7

16. Adrian Beltre – I’m sure there will be a bit of a drop off with Beltre, but he has three straight solid years and he’ll still be in Arlington for half his games.  I’m hoping he’s drafted before I have to make a choice on him, but I’m not too concerned he’ll give at least a 25 homer, 85 RBI year.  There’s enough value there at 3rd base to not sweat it like Wayne Knight on a treadmill.  2013 Projections:  82/28/103/.281/2

17. Ian Kinsler – He seems like the type that will one day be on Dancing With the Stars, then pull a hammy and have to excuse himself.  BTW, TV nowadays is Hollywood Squares times 500.  On every channel there’s someone with a chyron next to their name that says, “Celebrity.”  It’s Hollywood Squares with cooking, Hollywood Squares with dancing, Hollywood Squares with dating, Hollywood Squares with overcoming drug addiction.  Only thing there isn’t is Hollywood Squares with Hollywood effin’ Squares.  2013 Projections:  102/25/77/.258/20

18. Jose Bautista – Something that wasn’t reported after the Blue Jays made all of those moves because it’s complete conjecture.  The Marlins probably also traded the Blue Jays their “Let’s buy all the good players, but we’re gonna still disappoint” jinx.  Bautista is still working his way back from a wonky wrist and he’s someone I’m going to be watching closely in Spring Training (from 500 feet away; court order upheld!).  I might just move him down twenty spots if he has one setback.  2013 Projections:  91/32/100/.272/5

19. Paul Goldschmidt – Some people were downright appalled I ranked him so high, saying I had bended to public pressure.  The thing is — and there’s always a thing — I did these rankings back in December (I did not fear the Mayans!), and am only posting them piecemeal.  I had no idea Goldschmidt would be ranked high by others.  I was actually kinda of bummed because I thought I might be further out on a limb with AuShizz and that’s where I wanted to be because I trust him.  You don’t have to believe me, but he is the one player Rudy and I both agreed that we wanted for 2013 back in September during our last 2012 podcast.  So I’m not bending to others, if anything, I see it as others are stealing my AuShizz.  2013 Projections: 84/29/104/.274/12

20. Adrian Gonzalez – About two years ago, I ranked Ryan Howard around here.  I figured Howard was due for a bounce back and liked the idea of getting a potential 1st rounder at a discount.  Yeah, that didn’t work out and A-Gon might not either.  Cust kayin’.  2013 Projections:  86/29/112/.292/1

21. Justin Verlander – I think he’s still dating Kate Upton, which brings me to my latest PR stunt to help baseball.  A sex video!  No, I’m joking.  Or am I?  Yeah, I am.  My stunt:  MLB should pay Kate Upton to run on the field in a bikini and kiss random players a’la Morgana.  Viewership would go through the roof.  As for Verlander, as I said in the top 20 starters for 2013 fantasy baseball, I won’t be drafting him.  2013 Projections:  20-7/2.71/1.03/234

22. Troy Tulowitzki – Nate Silver says there’s a 20% chance Tulo stays healthy this year.  He also says there’s a 100% chance I just made up that statistic.  2013 Projections:  83/25/98/.288/7

23. Jose Reyes – I hear the arguments about how Bonifacio or EverCab or any other SAGNOF guy aren’t that different than a 2nd round Reyes.  Well, Reyes has done it seven of eight years in his career.  There’s a bit more of a track record there, c’mon.  That’s me being disappointed with you.  2013 Projections:  110/12/60/.285/40

24. Dustin Pedroia – Hey, our first Sparky Anklebiter!  Speaking of which, my Cougar said she saw Al Pacino recently and he was five-foot three.  I mean, you always hear about Al being short, but try to actually picture a five-foot, three-inch Al Pacino.  That blows my mind.  Hoo-ah!  2013 Projections:  90/17/100/.291/20

25. Stephen Strasburg – I want Strasburg like a fat kid wants 9 hours of video games a day, but he’s going before this in most mocks so I may not get him.  2013 Projections:  18-6/2.77/1.05/227

26. Ryan Zimmerman – He did me so wrong last year I still sit on an inflatable pillow.  We’re gonna form a prayer hexagon in March for everyone that drafts him again.  2013 Projections:  88/27/108/.293/6

27. Edwin Encarnacion –  You know what’s gonna happen, right?  We’re not going to draft Encarnacion this year, he’ll hit 40 homers again and then in 2014 we will draft him and he’ll hit 12 homers.  It’s possible, but I’ll cross that bridge of despair when we get to it.  2013 Projections:  87/30/98/.269/7

28. David Wright – Assuming Wright gets to me here, I can totally see drafting him.  That goes for the next player ranked too.  Don’t peek ahead to see who it is.  Cheater!  2013 Projections:  88/24/102/.286/15

29. Matt Holliday – I’m prepared to be completely underwhelmed by Holliday.  I mean, 26 homers with little chance for upside isn’t going to win you any leagues.  But what he brings that I’m excited about owning is steady production.  Damn, I sound like an adult.  2013 Projections:  92/26/100/.304/5

30. Buster Posey – You want me to write a Buster Posey overrated post?  You may get what you want.  2013 Projections:  74/25/97/.309/1

31. Hanley Ramirez – I have a secret.  I originally ranked Hanley around 18th overall.  Then I thought about how I would never in a million years draft him 18th overall, and I dropped him to where I would actually consider it.  2013 Projections:  84/23/95/.260/20  See Top 400 for updated projections.

32. Starlin Castro – I don’t love taking a top shortstop, but I’ll give Starlin a whirl (Starlin A’whirl is also the name of my favorite carny).  I’d actually love to know what it’s like to own a guy that is projected to hit over .300.  2013 Projections:  92/16/83/.310/25

33. David Price – I won’t draft Price here.  Before you say, but what if he’s here to draft?  There’s no chance that the first 32 guys are off the board when you get to pick 33 unless you are drafting against 11 other Greys.  Even though past girlfriends have said they wish there were eleven other Greys that could all go at least three minutes, there’s only one of me.  I’m sorry.  2013 Projections: 16-8/2.90/1.09/210

34. Jay Bruce – In H2H leagues, prepare to love and hate Bruce from week to week.  2013 Projections:  95/35/105/.259/7

35. Shin-Soo Choo – Our OPS writer, Tom, drafted Shin-Soo Choo in his early 2013 fantasy baseball mock draft and took some guff for it.  Y’all are a bunch of guffers.  Choo is in the best place in the world to have a top ten outfielder season.  I would take him just as early as OPS Tom.  2013 Projections:  108/23/79/.296/20

36. Jason Heyward – If it’s not clear from my rankings, I’m taking an outfielder around here in a draft.  If I have Giancarlo or Upton in the first round, I probably won’t take another top outfielder, but I might (in 5 OF leagues).  You can’t have enough hitting, ever.  2013 Projections:  87/25/94/.262/10

37. Bryce Harper – When I originally ranked Harper here, I thought I might end up drafting him.  Then I started seeing early ADP returns and it looks like there’s no way I’m getting him.  2013 Projections:  102/25/69/.261/22

38. Brandon Phillips – He’s my 2nd base answer to Holliday.  I’m not fiending to get Phillips on the Grey Albright Hair Lip All-Stars, but I’ll take him and his steady production.  2013 Projections:  82/18/75/.275/15

39. Ben Zobrist – When I was writing up this blurb, Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones, Pt. II came on my iTunes, and I thought about how his wife should do a cover of that song.  I think I’d find her take interesting.  2013 Projections:  85/18/75/.264/18

40. Clayton Kershaw – Right now, he’s going about two rounds prior to this so there’s no way anyone’s drafting him either if you’re following this.  2013 Projections:  17-7/2.98/1.10/218

41. Felix Hernandez – Also, being drafted before I have him, so, ya know, enjoy him if you get him, I won’t.  2013 Projections: 14-9/3.10/1.12/219

42. Zack Greinke – First legitimate chance I have of drafting a pitcher.  I could see me taking Giancarlo and Longoria in the first two rounds, then draft Phillips and Greinke.  Then I would run around my office singing Bachman-Turner Overdrive.  2013 Projections:  16-8/2.97/1.12/215

43. Pablo Sandoval – Probably won’t own this guy and the next few (stop peeking!).  There’s a chance, but, honestly, I only get one pick every 12, 14, 15 or 18 picks, I can only own so many guys.  If you don’t have a 3rd baseman already, I think you should be fine with Pablo Sando-extremely-oval.  2013 Projections:  84/25/90/.289/3

44. Chase Headley – Try this:  Write on a post-it note “San Diego hitter” then stick it on your computer screen over Chase’s name.  Still want to draft him?  Yeah, I’m worried too.  2013 Projections:  79/20/92/.280/15  See Top 400 for updated projections.

45. Cole Hamels – There’s some talk about a sore shoulder so he may get dropped lower in the spring.  Be careful if you’re drafting early.  Be very careful if you’re drafting early while riding a shark.  2013 Projections:  16-6/3.04/1.09/212

46. B.J. Upton – We’re pretty comfortably in the area where rankings and drafting starts to get a bit wonky.  In the first 20 or so players, things go more or less as expected.  By around here, you have some guys drafting guys from the 70’s overall on this list to some guys taking guys that were in your top 25.  You need to draft your team.  If you need a guy that could give you 25 homers and 40 steals, then grab Upton.  Just know you shouldn’t be teaming him with another .250 hitter.  2013 Projections:  90/25/72/.255/39

47. Jimmy Rollins – I don’t project sub-.250 averages easily.  That should give you an idea of how bad Rollins could potentially be.  2013 Projections:  88/19/61/.248/24

48. Matt Cain – Pitchers are weird.  Cain could easily be a top five guy for all of fantasy this year, but you could also get 50+ pitching points out of a possible 60 and not draft a pitcher for another few rounds.  Sure, that could be said of hitters too, but by pitchers it can be by design.  Feel free to feast your eyes on Simply Fred’s streaming pitchers post.  2013 Projections: 15-8/2.95/1.04/191

49. Desmond Jennings – I want Desmond in a few leagues this year.  If I get Giancarlo and Jennings on one team, my excitement may explode.  You’ve been warned.  2013 Projections:  92/17/59/.262/35

50. Jacoby Ellsbury – Thankfully, a Son of Sam Horn will draft Ellsbury prior to most of us even having to make a decision on him.  2013 Projections:  89/14/64/.286/35

51. Yoenis Cespedes – I’ll probably be drafting my first pitcher around here.  Perchance I’m not, I’d take Yoenis.  Oh, and don’t ever say “perchance” outside of 18th century Great Britain, you will get beat up.  2013 Projections:  82/25/95/.281/15

52. Madison Bumgarner – As I just said, pitching is the name of the game here and Bumgarner will probably be on a team or two of mine.  Really, the only thing holding me back is a personal thing.  I owned him a bunch last year, and might just want some variety.  Since there’s so many pitchers, you can do that sort stuff.  Now, Gatorade me b*tch!  2013 Projections: 16-9/3.28/1.08/195

53. Craig Kimbrel – Someone who doesn’t believe in the credo SAGNOF will take him before I do.  Con los brazos abiertos!  Oops, that’s Creedo, the Creed Spanish cover band.  2013 Projections: 5-2/2.07/0.92/107, 46 saves

54. Gio Gonzalez – Right now, he’s under a cloud of PEDs.  I think that cloud only has a 10% chance of raining a suspension.  Luckily, there should be a decision made prior to anyone’s draft.  2013 Projections:  17-10/3.29/1.16/207

55. Cliff Lee – I try to avoid looking at where people are drafting guys early on to not taint my rankings.  So, I ranked Lee where I thought he’d be early, but I don’t think there’s any way on this green planet that Al Gore wants to hug that I’m going to get Lee ranking him here.  Oh, well.  2013 Projections:  13-10/3.05/1.06/212

56. Max Scherzer – I’m preparing to go down in a giant Scherzer ball of flaming Ks and walks.  “Hey, what’s that burning sensation?  Oh, maybe it’s my new ulcer.  I never thought I’d get one of those just by drafting one player.  Thanks, Scherzer!”  That’s me around midseason.  2013 Projections:  15-6/3.30/1.24/225

57. Adam Wainwright – I was saying to my sister/wives, “I want Wainwright on every team!”  Only I don’t have any front teeth so you couldn’t make out what I said.  BTW, when did TLC stand for the freak station?  They’re like the guy that’s been married for twenty years carrying around his wife’s pocketbook.  They’ve just given up all hope.  No, it’s a Happy Honey Boo year!  TLC:  The Lack of Culture channel.  2013 Projections:  16-8/3.12/1.19/193

58. Billy Butler – Keep in the back of your mind that if you draft Butler, he might miss a few games when he leaves for a few days to model the new line of swimsuits from Lane Bryant.  2013 Projections:  75/26/95/.309/1

59. Ike Davis – I already wrote an Ike Davis sleeper post.  Let’s just say with this ranking I’m gonna own Davis everywhere.  2013 Projections:  76/34/102/.259

60. Allen Craig – Here’s a few reasons why I won’t own Allen Craig this year:  A) He’s going to get hurt. B) I have Ike Davis so high there’s no way I’m drafting back to back corner men.  C) There’s no C.  2013 Projections: 67/23/83/.315/3

61. Carlos Santana – Let’s see, I drafted my first pitcher in the fifth round then followed that up with Ike Davis, so how am I drafting a catcher here?  Am I getting a third draft pick in two rounds by osmosis?  There’s no osmosis in baseball!  Osmosis Alou never made it past Double-A.  2013 Projections:  79/26/94/.259/3

62. Ian Desmond – Honestly, I’m half expecting him to give a season of 8 homers, 14 steals and get benched.  Hey, if you trust middle infielders, you’re the stunod, not me.  2013 Projections:  68/20/77/.264/18

63. Jordan Zimmermann – There’s a good chance I get Zimmermann or Latos or Moore as my 2nd starter, and they’ll end up being my first starter when Scherzer gives me early-onset agita.  I won’t be drafting Zimmermann or Latos or Moore this early.  I’ll wait to see which one is still around in the early 9th round and go from there.  2013 Projections:  14-10/3.09/1.13/172

64. Mat Latos – See what I said for Zimmmermann, then multiply it by the fraction three-fifths.  2013 Projections:  16-9/3.33/1.12/188

65. Matt Moore – Out of all the players that play this great game Lil’ Abner invented (or was it Kevin Costner?  Hmm, well, whatever….), I’m most excited about Moore for this year.  I wouldn’t be surprised if at the end of the year he’s in the top ten on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  Not for pitchers.  For all players.  I might write a sleeper post for Moore, send it to Obama, have him pass it through Congress and declare it law.  I’m that giddy.  2013 Projections:  15-9/3.19/1.23/225

66. Aramis Ramirez – Shortly, I’ll have a post up where I put together my best 2013 fantasy baseball team and I could see Aramis manning third for it.  Take, say, Pujols and Adam Jones with the first two picks and by around now you’re gonna be sweating that if you don’t grab a 3rd baseman soon you’re gonna have Jeff Keppinger at your Not Corner.  2013 Projections:  72/24/87/.277/3

67. Brett Lawrie – Kinda hoping I don’t have to mess with Lawrie this year, but if I do because I still don’t have a 3rd baseman, here’s hoping for a Heyward-type bounce back.  2013 Projections:  74/17/83/.278/14

68. Aroldis Chapman – I already went over my Aroldis Chapman 2013 fantasy.  I wrote the whole thing without the letter Q.  2013 Projections:  6-2/2.35/0.95/118, 41 saves

69. Aaron Hill – I wonder if Hill arrived in Arizona and started complaining the pasta was all egg noodles and ketchup.  2013 Projections:  86/22/80/.263/12

70. Elvis Andrus – Might not be anything more than SAGNOF, but I sure wish we could count on him for at least that.  Speaking of SAGNOF, my Cougar went to Sundance a few weeks ago.  So, of course, I armed her with a SAGNOF t-shirt to put on celebrities.  Well, she didn’t get Robert Redford…Or Tom Cruise…Or Jessica Biel, but she did get one… Hey, buddy!  I hope she didn’t have to sleep with him for that.  Eh, actually, I don’t care.  It’s the WEASEL!  2013 Projections:  91/5/60/.285/35

71. Austin Jackson – Here’s another guy I’ll be putting my smiley-faced contact lenses on.  I might have to mix it up between Jackson and Gordon, because I got crazy love for both of them.  I may just end up drafting five outfielders before a middle infielder.  No foolin’.  2013 Projections:  105/15/62/.288/20

72. Alex Gordon – In the top 40 outfielders for 2013 fantasy baseball, I spoke of my love for Alex Gordon.  It was true, boo.  2013 Projections:  92/27/105/.290/10

73. Hunter Pence – It’s no accident he’s slotted after Austin and Gordon.  There’s little chance I own Pence.  Now, I’m not saying if something freaky-deaky were to happen I wouldn’t.  It’s just highly unlikely.  2013 Projections: 81/24/95/.284/7

74. Alex Rios – Reread what I said about Pence but only once and then skip to Cruz.  Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in a fantasy baseball time continuum. 2013 Projections: 88/19/70/.281/18

75. Nelson Cruz – There’s a chance that Cruz stays healthy, hits 42 homers and has a huge year.  There’s also a chance he reveals he was at the gym, comparing his scrotum sack to A-Rod and Roger Clemens’s wife and he’s suspended for PEDs.  Unlike with Gio, I think there’s a solid chance of the latter happening.  If it does, he’ll be dropped to after the top 200.  2013 Projections:  74/25/86/.265/7

76. Carlos Beltran – Well, he probably won’t have the season like he just did.  Unless the six dozen 300-pound hamsters that are powering the earth run extra fast.  Hmm, I should stop reading those conspiracy theory websites.  2013 Projections:  75/23/89/.279/10

77. Freddie Freeman – A small part of me still thinks Freeman could be James Loney in sheep’s clothing, with his 2012 power pulling the wool over our eyes.  Mixed metaphor point!  2013 Projections:  90/25/98/.267/2

78. Mark Trumbo – Okay, so we’re firmly in an area where I’m worried about players.  The Sciosciapath scares the bedeityofchoiceus out of me.  Trumbo could be a platoon player by the end of April and it wouldn’t shock me.  Surprise, but not shock.  Hmm, Huh, Wow, WHAT?!  That’s going from surprise to shock.   2013 Projections:   62/28/82/.258/5

79. Jered Weaver – I have problems with Kershaw, Kemp, Weaver, Trumbo, Crawford and Hanley, so it seems like I don’t like LA teams.  Well, that’s not accurate.  These guys are all just being overrated because Arte Moreno and Magic Johnson have a one dollar bet who’s going to win the World Series.  2013 Projections:  16-7/3.33/1.10/172

80. Jonathan Papelbon – He should be a solid, number one closer on someone else’s team.  Unless Awkward White Guy Dancing is a league category.  2013 Projections: 4-2/2.55/1.02/85, 43 saves

81. CC Sabathia – I think CC is on the verge of being a mid- to late-top 20 starter to being a top 30 to 40 starter next year.  See Roy Halladay for further reading.  2013 Projections:  16-10/3.56/1.20/188

82. Chris Sale – As outlined in the top 20 starters for 2013 fantasy baseball, these starters have no chance of being on my team.  If I don’t get one of the starters I listed above in the 50 to 75 range (which is impossible, since I have some guys way above their ADP), I’ll just wait a few and grab someone later.  2013 Projections:  13-6/3.45/1.18/178

83. R.A. Dickey – Me fighting with myself:  “Grey, he just won the Cy Young, how down on Dickey can you be?”  “Hehe, you said down on Dickey.”  “I can’t believe I’m having this conversation with you.”  When he went to the Blue Jays, I wrote this of my Dickey fantasy.  “Hehe, you said Dickey fantasy”  “Will you stop?”  2013 Projections:  16-8/3.38/1.17/182

84. James Shields – You could get a 3.25 ERA, 200 Ks pitcher or you could get James Shields.  See, what I did there?  Yeah, I’m not sure either.  Also, I went over my James Shields 2013 fantasy when he ended up on the Royals.  It’s a doozy.  Only two oh’s.  2013 Projections:  13-10/3.77/1.26/198

85. Yu Darvish – He looks primed for a near repeat of his previous year.  Or not.  His track record is pretty Eddy Grant-ish.  2013 Projections:  15-10/3.74/1.24/228

86. Yovani Gallardo – Lots of Ks and walks shouldn’t be a stretch for YoGa.  *cue Rosco P. Coltrane laugh* 2013 Projections:  15-10/3.69/1.26/205

87. Kris Medlen – After all he did for me last year, I feel a bit like a Benedict Arnold ranking Medlen this low, but for all of y’all believers do you really think he’s going to come close to repeating his 2012?  Not a rhetorical, per se, but I have formulated my opinion.  2013 Projections:  13-8/3.44/1.18/161

88. Jake Peavy – Weird case here.  I actually thought I was down on him a bit this year, but if his current ADP is any indication, I’m gonna end up owning Peavy on a lot of teams.  2013 Projections: 12-6/3.60/1.14/175

89. Danny Espinosa – If you couple him with another .240-ish hitter, you’re gonna have trouble.  If you couple him with Zinfandel and brie, you have a picnic.  2013 Projections:  78/19/58/.245/20

90. Anthony Rizzo – I’d like to own Rizzo this year.  I may not just because I might have a corner infidel by this point.  Our collective breath will be bated.  2013 Projections:  74/24/86/.259/6

91. Matt Wieters – Member when people seemed excited, or at least cared, about Matt Wieters?  You still had all of your hair, a sparkle in your eye, and people thought your burping of the alphabet was cool.  2013 Projections:  71/24/85/.264/2

92. Joe Mauer – Member when people seemed excited, or at least cared, about Joe Mauer?  No, I don’t either.  2013 Projections:  83/13/89/.315/7

93. Jason Motte – I could’ve ranked “3rd reliever off the board” here and said the same thing.  Don’t draft a closer yet.  2013 Projections: 5-3/2.62/1.00/82, 41 saves

94. Mariano Rivera  – See what I said for Motte, change 3rd to 4th and shake it all around.  2013 Projections:  3-1/3.08/1.12/50, 35 saves

95. Chris Davis – I think we should start taking bets with the over/under for his projected .251 average, then at the All-Star break we can start figuring out how far above .350 he has to hit in the remaining games to get his average back to .251.  2013 Projections:  66/28/82/.251/2

96. Johnny Cueto – Maybe Cueto can outperform his FIP every year.  Have fun testing that theory out!  2013 Projections:  15-10/3.47/1.22/154

97. Roy Halladay – Oh, have the mighty fallen.  That’s also the last line of the poem, “Halladay at the Bat.”  2013 Projections:  13-9/3.64/1.15/182

98. Jon Lester – I’ll be drafting another starter around 120 overall, i.e., not here.  2013 Projections:  14-9/3.78/1.28/186

99. Jeff Samardzija – His last name rhymes with “love ya,” his first name rhymes with Greyseff.  Your left hand with a lipstick mouth drawn on it says, “Greyseff,” your right hand with a lipstick mouth says “love ya.”  “Greyseff love ya!”  “Greyseff love ya!”  “Greyseff love ya!”  That tells you all you need to know.  But if you’re greedy, you greedy SOB, here’s a Jeff Samardzija sleeper post.  2013 Projections:  12-7/3.45/1.24/195

100. Josh Rutledge – Wild horses couldn’t get me to stop talking about Rutledge.  Wild horses actually like Rutledge.  He has a stray horse farm.  They call him the Mother Teresa of Foal.  I’ve gone over my Josh Rutledge 2013 fantasy where I called him the greatest thing since my tramp stamp that reads, “Giancarlo Wuz Here.”  2013 Projections: 92/17/51/.262/20

  1. Steve says:
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    Nice work, especially the cues as to what positions you’re looking at at given points in your rankings. I know you’ve done this before but think you’ve been a bit more explicit this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Cool, thanks!

  2. beardcrabs says:
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    i read your post while watching 7 psychopaths and playing clash of clans… not enough hands if you know what i mean…

  3. Omrider says:
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    Love the list, but don’t understand the love for Greinke. His projected ERA and WHIP are way below any but his career year. I’d be happy of someone else took him where you have him.
    And I will be drafting Kershaw early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Omrider: He’s gonna kill the NL West…

  4. 2 Giant rings says:
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    My favorite Day at Razzball has arrived. For some reason I can’t donate money to Razzball threw PayPal. I purchased a Spanish wine bag just an hour ago so I know my paypal account functional. I had the same problem last year so I owe you for 2 years of trade help. I’ll figure it out or I’ll do it the long way.

  5. Goose says:
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    Grey! Love ya! Happy one-three – hope you had a enjoyably long dark tea time of the soul this offseason. Ramping back up and lookin at keepers.

    14-tearm, 6×6 OBP league. Picking 4 from:
    Miggy, Hamilton, Bruce, Starlin, Sandoval, Ellsbury, MadBum, Mauer

    …from your rankings, I’ve been able to divine who you’d choose. My real question is: based on the fact that some of the other owners only have 2 or 3 quality keeper options and might be looking to trade 1-for-2 or 1-for-3 – what is a fair package to “move up” talent-wise?

    Y’think Hamilton + Bruce + Starlin = a Pujols, CarGo or Longoria? (These three are (theoretically) the only guys who fit the bill for me throwing a hefty 3-for-1 package out – all other teams’ keepers are pretty set/don’t want to part with their top guys.)

    I mean, like, in other words, which d’you like better out of these choices for my four-keeper plan:

    1. Miggy, Hamilton, Bruce, Starlin
    2. Miggy, (Pujols/CarGo/Longoria), Panda, Ellsbury

    ?

    (And a quick side question: considering it’s an OBP league, would you say Mauer perhaps s/b kept over Jacob-why in #2? Dude crushes OBP, per Rudy’s point shares, and I like his three-hole spot in the lineup.)

    (Double-side note: I wouldn’t keep three 3Bs (in a scenario of trading for Longo, and having Mig and Panda), so I’d prob take Mauer over Panda in that case – or maybe this means Longo shouldn’t even be considered a viable trade target?)

    A lotta strands…

    Anyhoo. THANKS, mang, for any thoughts! Always appreciate your wonderfully ‘stachy insights.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose: One-three, I like that! Mauer would move up in an OBP league… I like #1 better…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Cool. If I were keep Starlin and deal Panda instead, d’you like this quartet better than #1:

        Miggy, (Pujols/CarGo/Longo), Starlin, Mauer

        ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  6. Nyjerplease says:
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    Grey, great work as always. Need some help..10team keeper lg. Keep 7 players and can keep them for life. Cats are R,1b,2b,3b,bb,RBI,hr, avg,sb..w,qs,K,bb,era,whip,k/9,sv,hlds

    Locked in keepers are..J Up,Longoria,Felix,Cespedes,Bruce.

    Need 2 more out of
    D Jennings,Andrus,Freeman,Santana,Craig,Matt Moore,JZimmerman

  7. TheNewGuy says:
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    Great stuff Greyman.

    Looking forward to the top 400 now. Only one day to make a whole 300 player ranking blurb post, how does he do it…ah nigh on impossible all night tasks, reminds me of my days at uni (college to you guys).

    Oh ya missed the projections on ‘BlitzCraig’ Kimbrel, just a heads up.

    • VinWins

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      @TheNewGuy: Thanks, I added Kimbrel’s numbers.

  8. Jash says:
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    Made my day.

    Thank-you Grey.

    Ahma rubbin it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jash: No problem…

  9. nyydj2 says:
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    Hey Grey, just wondering if you might be cherry picking expert mocks for the ADP’s you frequently refer to. The only sight I have been finding them at this stage is Mock Catfish Central and they are so skewed that even mocking there is pretty unrealistic for its purpose. There recent reshuffling has made it even more of a joke. When you see Granderson ranked inside the top 10 and Votto and Cano outside of the top 10, and half heir drafts filled with bots on auto, their ADP’s are useless. There are dozens of other examples just in the top 100. Actually, after the top 5 or 6, they do not even come close to resembling rankings. I can’t put any weight into them at all. Can’t wait for other sites to open. Awesome job on your rankings!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2: I only had MDC to look at for a lot of these… I’d look at ESPN now… Thanks!

      • joet says:
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        He’s right – MDC’s ADP’s are useless for the reasons he cites.

        Get the NFBC ADP’s. There have been over 60 real $$$ drafts created with most completed. The ADP’s are spot on for realism.

    • Jay29 says:
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      @nyydj2: “Mock Catfish Central?” That’s a funny autocorrect.

  10. Adam Wainwright, III says:
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    “I rank him here, but I won’t draft him here.”

    Grey, you get your lists from M.C. Escher?

  11. Tom Jacks

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    Re: J-Up – My first thought was, “Did Berry publish his 2013 rankings?” My second thought was, “No, that can’t be, he usually waits til March after everybody has already published theirs.” Then I found an “early points league rankings” from AJ Mass that has J-Up 40th among hitters, with Bourn (6th) Grandy (8th), and Rollins (11th). Berry’s got some in-house competition this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom Jacks: Bourn 6 overall? Rollins 11th overall? Neither of those make sense for just their positions so I gotta assume that’s utterly insane…

  12. Sul says:
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    I have Giancarlo and Jennings on my team, should my head explode with excitement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sul: Yes, sir!

      • Powerslave says:
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        @Grey: I have Giancarlo/Phillips/Jennings/Rizzo, should I stay away from other human beings??, don’t wanna hurt anybody….

        • Grey

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          I suggest meditation.

        • Powerslave says:
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          @Powerslave: plus in 15 team 5 OF league I ended up with 6 of your top 50 players!!!, SEIS!!!!, Greycarlo/Hamilton/Phillips/Jennings/King Felix/Cain…., Arriba Grey!!!!!!!!!

  13. Commish Cauda says:
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    Great work, as usual, fine sir! Also always enjoy your 80’s references…Scrappy Doo, Goonies, cruising too slow at the shore (though I got more tickets for chirpping rubber in my 5.0 than cruising), etc. Brings me back home to Jersey, Mr. Hackensack.

    But Goodfellas was 1990… Travesty that it didn’t win Best Picture that year.

  14. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Is Michael Bourn gonna sign soon? Are Texas and the Mets still in the running?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I don’t think it matters for his numbers where he signs… Unless it’s Houston then he loses runs…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson:
      Looks like the Mutts to me. Texas dont need no leadoff man with Kins and Elvis.

  15. I’m gonna go watch Son in Law and brain bang Carla Gugino. SAGNOF!!

  16. ShidestheLimit says:
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    Alright Greyseff, quick question for ya. I’m keeping 6 guys, but only for this year as next year we’re abolishing keepers and moving to an auction format. This league is 10-team, mixed league 6×6 with OPS being added to hitting and pitching cat’s as follows: W, K, HR Allowed, Whip, ERA, S.

    I’m keeping GianCarlo, Longoria, Greinke, Hanley…then I get stuck.

    I need to choose two of the following:

    Yu Darvish, Jacoby Ellsbury, Billy Butler, Matt Moore, Kris Medlen

    My initial thoughts are Butler, Darvish as I’m from the weird world of people who believe Yu Darvish will cut down his BB rate this year and contend for the Cy Young (thanks Keith Law).

    What are your thoughts Pee-on GreyJoy?

  17. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey who should I keep Medlen or Morrow?

  18. Jon says:
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    My 1B is AGon and I need a 3B, CI and possibly a DH from this group: Zimm, Lawrie, Ike, Hosmer, Pablo, Frazier. Ideally that is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Zimm

  19. Steve G says:
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    Grey,
    Any chance you can make all of these rankings in to a printable draft kit or at least provide a printable version of the rankings that are a bit more consolidated.? It would be awesome. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve G: It’s coming tomorrow…

      • Steve G says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!!!

      • beardcrabs says:
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        we are very spoiled…

  20. Hotrod says:
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    My solid keepers are J-Upside, Strasburrg, Jennings & Lawrie…

    In my league, 14 team, we can keep 4-6, so I got the 4 above locked in. I can keep two more if I want out of the 3 below. Which 2?

    Machado
    Hosmer
    Moustakas

    Or…should I just keep the 4 and, and hop to get better players??? In theory, 14 teams x 6 = 84 players kept if everyone keeps 6, nonone of my options are in the top 100 so I should be getting a better return that way???

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: Machado, Hosmer

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Grey: So in my position, you would keep those two, as essentially my 5th & 6th round draft picks?? My picks in those rounds are #61 and #74 overall…or should I roll the dice and see who else is available? I could always redraft them maybe…there is no limit on how long we can keep keepers. Thanks for your input.

        • Grey

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          Roll dice…

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          @Hotrod: You should try to make an educated guess on what will be available then. But since only 84 can be kept, you ought to get better talent than Machado and Moustakas. Personally I think Hosmer is worth keeping — I think he was a BABIP victim last year — but maybe he’s still underrated to the point where you could re-draft him…

  21. Sky

    Sky says:
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    The Hollywood Squares bit is comedic genius, if I do say so myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Why do I feel like Bob Hope?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: You feel like you’ve been dead for 10 years and not funny even when you were alive?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the memories!

  22. Jon says:
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    Would you be concerned about pairing B.J. Upton with Desmond Jennings for BA reasons? You don’t have Jennings projected as 250 or lower, but it’s certainly a reasonable possibility for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Yup

  23. Now “Pescetarian”!!! Put that together with Razzbonics and hardly a SP in your top 50…

    You must live in some hardcore Yuppie cult compound in or near a mid-sized US city.. One that longs for a MLB team nearer to it…

    Maybe even in the Midwest somewhere???…

    WAIT!!!

    Let me put a couple questions to you – before, I put on my Tommy Lasorda swami hat on and Windex off my crystal ball to conjure up an answer here…

    Are you currently or have you ever been or have you ever received training as a Scientologist???

    Do you perceive yourself as an epicurean or at least someone deserving of that type of lifestyle – An “Arrived” Trader Joe’s/ Whole Pay Check shopper, who parks his sporty SUV backwards – front facing out – ignoring the lines – in or near shopping mall parking stalls as a style statement???

    Did you ever work for an US National Security Agency as deep abstract collating detailer or code breaking analyst..

    Do you collect Hummel figurines and attend their regional swap meets???

    Do you post in the nude???

    That ought to be enough… Now, give me your hands and be quiet please…

    OOOOOMMMMM!!!! Hocus Pocus!!! Abra Kadabra!!! Coriander Pesto!!!

    Akron, Ohio or Toledo, Ohio ….. HHHHHmmmmmm???? No!!!

    Rochester NY!!!! That’s it!!! Isn’t it, Mr. Grey..

    Pretty impressive!!! HUH???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @t moore: No…Yes…No…Maybe…Hmm…Yes!…No…Yes!

      • @Grey:

        Seriously, I was surprised how deep you went before listing really spotting the SP…

        But, these lists are individual strategic mindset lists after all is said and done…

        I do applaud you for sticking with your body of work this spring in compiling this list…

        I will follow my own path at draft though… Wrong or right!!!… But, that is not to say, I have not learned a lot and altered my outlooks by following your stuff this spring…

        Thanks and keep’m coming..

        Is there a “working list” that has your projections without the fun text on it???

        Hopefully, that has CAT specific/isolating tool capabilities – a spreadsheet???

        • Grey

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          Yeah, the “working list” is coming tomorrow…

          • Jay29 says:
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            @Grey: Every morning you must turn on the ol’ computer thinking “I wonder what wacky stuff t-moore is gonna throw at me today….”

            • Grey

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              @Jay29: HA!

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    Thank you for not ranking guys based on where they ended up last year, as so many experts are wont to do. Giancarlo and Upton in the top 10? It makes a helluva lot of sense given their respective age, skill set, and ceiling — why not?? Better than putting Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp in there just ’cause.

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      @Tchaikovsky08:
      P.S. I couldn’t help but notice this quote: “to not sweat it like Wayne Knight on a treadmill”

      Haven’t you seen the Seinfeld DVD commentaries?? Wayne Knight has lost like 100 lbs! He’s positively skinny.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Tchaikovsky08: He’ll always be Newman or the sweaty Jurassic Park guy in my mind…

  25. DKohn says:
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    GREYCARLO! So nice to see you!

    First off you’re killing it this morning, the Albert Pujols blurb was just magnificent, you never take a day off!

    I got nothing earth shattering today, just another idea to help spice up the long 162 game season…

    Ok so I was thinking every sport has its various scoring celebrations, Football you got TD dances, there are less in basketball and hockey but you still have basketball’s Westbrook’s Gun Holster/Steve Novak’s Discount Double Check , you got Hockey’s Ovechkin’s board jump, and you got Tiger’s fist pump.

    I love baseball handshakes, but in the dugout those don’t really count. The coolest thing baseball’s ever done was the Prince Fielder Walk Off Team Explosion (which arguably is the greatest celebration ever) but I want more!

    With all this PED talk, we need to bring the fun back to baseball. That’s why baseball players need to start HR celebrations. When rounding 3rd after a homerun baseball players could start their celebration, I’m thinking:
    · Good dancers can moonwalk the entire way down the line
    · Players give the Hulk Hogan “I can’t hear you!” signal to really whip the crowd into a frenzy
    · Stop by third base coach, he gives you a ball and a pen, player signs said ball and throws it into the crowd (this might be a little overboard)
    But even better players could pay homage to their city’s fellow sports teams:
    · In Baltimore if Adam Jones did the Ray Lewis Dance down the line, there would be a riot because of too much coolness
    · New York Yankees (although not cool enough to do anything fun) could do the Victor Cruz Salsa right before the plate
    · Texas players do the Deion High Step

    You get a player with a Pujols type build to start this, who is known to take part in UFC training in the offseason, I doubt anyone has the cajones to throw at that guy when he comes back to the plate. And if someone does, all it takes is one good pounding (maybe a solid arm bar that puts that pitcher on the DL, anyone want a piece now?) Then who knows maybe people start to join in the fun.

    This obviously is a ludicrous idea, with the unwritten rules of baseball and all, and baseball is fun, it’s just sometimes in the middle of summer it could use a little more spice.

    • Grey

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      @DKohn: Thanks! You only read up to Pujols, huh? It’s okay…Me too! I agree, first thing we do is add HR trots to Arena Baseball. I love the Hogan one… What about a Memento inspired one? Player gets to third, pretends to forget where to go next, pulls up his shirt and it reads, “Touch Home.”

      • DKohn says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha that’s brilliant, I love it! At this point I think the MLB needs to be worried about Arena Baseball’s viewership. We’re coming for ya Bud!

        More celebrations…
        Concert arm wave side to side, A…O…A…O
        Home plate slip and slide
        3rd base coach human wheel barrow

        • Grey

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          Yes! When they do the 3rd base wheelbarrow the opposing team is required to do The Sprinkler Dance…

          • DKohn says:
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            @Grey: Hahaha gold! You sure Ling-Ling is not writing your material, cuz this shit is bananas! (Might have forced that one)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Oh, Ling-Ling…

          • Jay29 says:
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            @Grey: Haha! I think you just wrote the best scene in Major League 4: Juiced in Cleveland.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @DKohn: Please no. I like that that garbage is relegated to dugouts.

    • birrrdy! says:
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      @DKohn: It’s hard to moonwalk in cleats.

  26. Donkey Puncher says:
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    Thank Grey, Great as always.

    Have a 3 keeper league that you can only keep guys for 3 years. My choices are: Hanley,Rizzo, Bruce, Desmond, Bumgarner, Longoria.

    Which 3?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Hanley, Bruce, Longoria…

  27. Nonstoptalk says:
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    Keeper Question: 12 Team H2H 6×5 (Hits) Keep 5

    J. Heyward 7th Round
    C. Granderson 8th
    J. Shields 16th
    D. Jennings 18th
    B. Lawrie 19th
    J. Samardzija 22nd
    K. Medlen 23rd

    Thanks In Advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen, Samardzija, Lawrie, Jennings, Heyward

  28. Fungazi says:
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    Isn’t ranking Lester at 99 going to guarantee you get him? Not sure of his ADP but I have him in a composite ranking at 142.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you’re drafting with and your team by that point… I’d probably take a chance on him at 120 if he’s still there…

  29. Jim says:
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    Have Drew Storen in a 13 team dynasty all keeper league. I’m probably a couple seasons away from contending for the league title. Should I hold onto Storen and invest in a Soriano voodoo doll or cut ties with him. Our league does hold a waiver wire/prospects draft a week prior to opening day.

    • Grey

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      Lose Storen… Shouldn’t keep closers… Especially not ones without a closing job…

  30. Big AL says:
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    When are you and your boys getting a mock draft together.We out here in cyber space want to see you guys in action. I think we out here should get to vote on who drafted the best team. I know it’s all objective,but it’s fun to watch your thought processes during a draft. Then afterwards it would be nice to hear if you stayed with your pre draft strategy or did you wing it a few times. You could also comment after each round on each other’s surprise picks or moves. What do you think? We all get to talk about this afterwards and I think you will get a big response from your readers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe we’ll put one together… We’re doing a real draft next week, I believe… LABR’s early this year…

  31. Vottomatic says:
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    @ Grey: I’m in a 12 team mixed auction league that has a salary cap of $550. I can keep up to 2 players. Here is a list of potential players I’m thinking are keeper worthy and the salaries for them. Ike Davis ($30), Moustakas ($19), Altuve ( $12), Bumgarner ($47), CarGo ($73), Rios ($11), or Trout ($14……. oh wait i effin’ dropped him in the first effin’ week of the effin’ season @#%$%##@#@@#!!!!!!! ). Sorry about that. I’m kind of leanin toward Altuve and Bumgarner. Which 2 would you keep?

    • Grey

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      Bum and Moustakas… None are really great…

  32. Big Magoo says:
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    To your burning sensation query in the Scherzer blurb, I immediately blurted out “Must be gonorrhea!” I thought for a second that Mad Max forgot to wear his armor in the thunderdome… Is it just me or are people underrating Adam Jones this year (sans you and a few others)? A lot of the rankings that I’ve seen have him around the #15 outfielder and forty or so overall. People don’t like a 30/15 guy in his prime? Just musing out loud…

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I don’t get the Jones ranking elsewhere… I’ve seen him projected for 30/20 and ranked about 20 spots later… Huh?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: What? The Scherzer comment?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Big Magoo: No, I mean huh? As in what are people thinking with Jones…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Ah ok… I thought I would need to suggest to watch the Seinfeld where Kramer acts out the symptoms of gonorrhea to medical students (I’m assuming that you like Seinfeld, based on your Wayne Knight comment) or the Mel Gibson/Mad Max movies… Otherwise my first comment would read as jibberish…

            • Grey

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              Ha… No, I got that half of the comment…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Just surprised that in this day and age of depressed offense, a guy like Jones would be undervalued… But I’m over it now – I can’t stop watching youtube clips of Seinfeld… The Kenny Rogers’ chicken roaster and the marble rye episodes are up next…

                • Grey

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                  Ha… Kenny Rogers Roaster one is awesome…

                  • Tony says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Kennnnnnnyyyyyyyyy

                    I agree on the undervalued Adam Jones.
                    25 yrs old 25/12 and a .280 avg
                    26 yrs old 32/16 and a .287 avg
                    27 PRIME TIME…. He’s a lock for 25/10 and should do 30/15 and a solid .280-.290 average.

                    It’s wild. People don’t believe in trends i guess.

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                      @Tony: Yeah it’s crazy. If he comes close to last year’s numbers, that’s second round value easy. I think that a lot of people are chasing the next Trout, and don’t see Jones as being capable of putting up those numbers. Unearthing the next ’12 Trout is like looking for a needle in a haystack though…

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                      @Tony: Yeah I don’t even particularly like Adam Jones and I have him 16th right now. People underestimate players that contribute in all 5 categories without standing out as elite in any (BP, Gordon, and Choo are other examples.)

  33. Heisenberg says:
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    Nice list.

    On a side note…

    Somehow Rotoworld has McCutchen ranked 41st.

    And Josh Hamilton around 80th.

    What a joke.

    • Grey

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      @Heisenberg: I’m guessing that is still last year’s…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: FWIW, they have Trout #1… so likely 2013.

        • Grey

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          Really? Wow… That makes no sense…

  34. centerfieldballhawk says:
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    Solid rankings. The Holliday blurb speaks to the approach that I hope to take into all of my drafts this year. Target steady production until the middle to late rounds. Rookie nookie in the fourth round will get you nowhere slow.

  35. Sul says:
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    I am in a keeper league and I have Asdrubal, Freese, and Espinosa. Come draft time which of these players need to be my back-up the most?

    • Grey

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      @Sul: Espinosa

  36. Carnac says:
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    “Todd Helton told Colorado police during his DUI arrest that he had consumed two “igloo cups” of red wine… he was arrested in the parking lot of a gas station at 2:30am, noticeably impaired, clutching lottery tickets in his hand.”

    Professional baseball players – they’re just just like us!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: “And by lottery tickets we mean he had a stack of his rookie cards.”

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: “Police found Helton leaning on the hood of his 2001 Dodge Ram, furiously scratching his 1993 Topps rookie card with a nickel.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! “He was frantically looking over his shoulder, saying he saw Larry Walker with a shotgun trailing him.”

          • beardcrabs says:
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            @Grey: lol…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: “Helton initially refused to leave the parking lot with police officers, insisting that he was supposed to be meeting Clint Barmes.”

            • Steve says:
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              @Carnac: “Clint had some deer meat he wanted to give me”, said Helton.

              • Tony says:
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                @Steve: “Helton was wearing full camo and reportedly told the cops “YOU CAN SEE ME””

  37. RTP says:
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    Grey-
    keeper question.
    12 team standard 5×5 snake draft.

    Option1: Keep Stanton and Tulo and get top 3 draft pick (round 2 pick #22-24 overall)

    Option2: Keep Stanton and Upton and get pick#12 (round 2 pick #13)

    Which option sets up better core group for success after 2 rounds of draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

  38. Carnac says:
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    Just for S’s and G’s, what would you pay for Granderson at an auction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $24

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, maybe $22… In that range…

        • Carnac says:
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          @Grey: Hmmm, thanks. I’ll probably be able to keep him around $22. Ordinarily, a no-brainer. But a) I’ve had lots of coffee this morning and b) I only have 4 spots for Granderson ($22), BJ (~$23), Middlebrooks ($5), Rutledge ($2), Hill ($9). No c), natch.

          If Middlebrooks’ wrist falls off during spring training then the dilemma’s over.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha…

  39. Hyppie says:
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    2 questions:

    1. Trying to spice up the league by adding another pitching and hitting category. R, Rbi, HR, SB are what we have now. Would you add OBP or replace AVE with OBP and add XBH/Total Bases? Also quality starts or losses?

    2. Which 6 would you keep out of these guys?
    Votto
    Pujols
    Kemp
    Braun
    Longoria
    Reyes
    Cano
    Bautista
    Ellsbury
    A Gone

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. AVE 2. Pujols, Votto, Kemp, Braun, Longo, Cano

      • Hyppie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick response! So R, RBI, HR, SB, AVE, and Total Bases? Quality starts or losses? (dont like holds)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You said you had “R, Rbi, HR, SB” Add AVE… I don’t know what pitching categories you have now…

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Hyppie: I like OBP more than AVG. If you have Votto and he goes 0 for 0 with 5 bases on balls, it would not help you much in an AVG. He would have to steal a base or be driven home to have helped you that day. Mike Baxter had an 0 for 0 with 5 BB game last year.

          Of the two pitching categories, I like QS more.

          • Hyppie says:
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            @Wallpaper Paterson: thanks for the input man. i think i like r, rbi, hr, sb, opb vs. w, sv, era, whip, k’s…but still need to add a hitting category then

            • Jay29 says:
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              @Hyppie: My league is R/RBI/HR/SB/OPS, so much fun. Steals still important, but you can avoid offensive wastelands like EverCab and Pierre.

  40. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    “Hunter Pence: It’s no accident he’s slotted after Austin and Gordon.
    Like Ike Davis and Craig, there’s little chance I own Pence.”

    “I already wrote an Ike Davis sleeper post. Let’s just say with this ranking I’m gonna own Davis everywhere.”

    Is this a mix-up, perchance?

    21st Century NJ pedant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a mix-up, but maybe just not clear… I meant as with me drafting Davis everywhere and having him so early, there’s no way I could own Craig just as there’s no way I could own Pence… I corrected the grammar…

  41. weas says:
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    Should be Shin-Soo Choo, not Shin-Shoo Choo. Cust sayin.

    • Hooverville says:
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      @weas:
      Should be Cust kayin’ not Cust sayin. Cust kayin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cust my bad…

    • JoeC says:
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      @weas: I blame his parents. I mean “Soo” and “Choo” in one name? It’s like they weren’t even trying!

  42. Hooverville says:
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    Can we make Roy Halladay’s nickname Roy Hadhisday?
    I say this knowing full well he will have a bounce-back season to spite me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love it!

  43. bandwgn says:
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    u wanna know why H2H leagues suck? Last year I had Miggy, McCutchen, and Trout and finished 6th.

    • weas says:
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      @bandwgn: Does your league only start 3 players?

      • bandwgn says:
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        hahahaaha no. but if you have 3 of the top 4 players you could run out the PCL all stars and do better than 6th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bandwgn: Yup

    • JoeC says:
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      @bandwgn: Fixed it for you! :)

      u wanna know why H2H leagues suck? Last year I had Miggy, McCutchen, and Trout and finished 6th.”

  44. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Have you caught the Real Husbands of Hollywood, that satirical reality show on BET?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…But I wish I have!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: so you have heard of it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, never heard of it… Any good?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I like it, may not before everyone. almost everyone in the show is black, they are all real life actors, comedians and singers. The show is based around Kevin hart and him being ridiculous. It has JB Smoove, Nick Cannon, Duane Martin, Boris Kodjoe, and Robin Thicke. They play a not serious side of themselves., lots of improv. Lots of shenanigans and the such. lots of celebrity type cameos. alot of them are either famous or have really famous wives. I’m amused by it.

            http://www.bet.com/shows/real-husbands-of-hollywood.html

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds pretty funny… I like just about anything with JB Smoove…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: he is great doing what he does best. The way he plays off the other guys is really well done. the surprise is Robin Thicke, who knew Mr. Seavers real life son is more than just a good R&B singer

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Robin Thicke is an inspired casting choice… Kinda wanna see it just for him…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: you won’t want to stop once you do. he is turning into my version of your giancarlo.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! He’s effin’ dreamy!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: If he had a trading card, I would have a whole sheet of them

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If he had a trading card it would be sticky from bubble gum… Wait, did I say gum?

  45. NatsFan says:
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    You love Rutledge. OK I’m in:

    12 team NL only keeper (7 keepers per team) $260 cap.

    Quentin $14
    Archie Bradley $8 (can keep minor leaguers on your roster without using a keeper slot at “year 0″ until they are rostered by a ML team)
    For
    Rutledge $10

    No brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  46. Snake Hips says:
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    On Greinke’s blurb, are you basically saying if you drafted Stanton and Longo in the 1st and 2nd rounds, you would draft Brandon Phillips in the 3rd round and then get Greinke in the 4th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup….

      • Snake Hips says:
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        I love it!

  47. Jon says:
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    I can keep Zimmerman plus one of Hosmer, Lawrie or Desmond OR I can keep all three of Hosmer, Lawrie and Desmond but no Zimmerman. What do you think?

    Zimm’s obviously best of the four but all 3 are good options as I see it – especially Hosmer and Lawrie in a keeper league. I have AGon, Cano and Tulo as my infield locks and I play with CI, MI, DH spots.

    If you choose Zimm, who would you keep along with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman, Lawrie…

  48. prezii says:
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    Greycarlo… Ha!! That is all….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greycarlo-style!

      • prezii says:
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        @Grey: lol!! Niceeee!

  49. Tchaikovsky08 says:
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    Question: Looking at your projections, I don’t understand why Justin Upton is ranked ahead of CarGo. They’re both projected to have the same number of R, HR, and SB, with Upton having 2 more RBIs. But you project CarGo for 23 points higher in avg! Based on your projections, doesn’t it seem like you have them flip-flopped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton has more upside, and less chance of missing a significant portion of the year to injury…

      • Tchaikovsky08 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, that’s what I figured. Just confirming that “intangibles” (such as upside and injury risk) play a role in your rankings.

  50. Steve says:
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    Your little convo back in the other post reminded me of another book recommendation. It’s a little old now (dates back to Bosnian War), but if you like raw war (see what I did there?) reporting, My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd, is a really fantastic read.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, will probably ask you again in a month for the recommendation again…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Sure. As far as I can tell, it’s not available digitally, so if you promise to give it back, I’ll lend you my copy (I’ve written my name in it).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Okay, deal…

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Steve: Hmm. Your own name, you say? When I am done with a book that I do not plan on keeping I write weird stuff on the inside cover. For instance, there was a book on Henry Ford’s rubber village in the Amazon. I wrote something like,
          “Dear Tyrone,

          I hope you enjoy this book and realize your dream of becoming a rubber farmer someday.

          Aunt Mildred.”

          I did this sort of thing with a bunch of books last summer. Left them on tables at the Seaside boardwalk. I put “Paper Lion” on an ATM.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I had to read ‘The End Of The Affair’ by Graham Greene in college for one of my English classes. As I read it, I couldn’t shake the feeling that Trent Reznor had somehow read it and was inspired by it to write ‘Closer’. So whoever got my used copy of that book got the full chorus written on the first page after the cover. Nothing like opening a book written in the early 50’s and finding ‘I wanna f@#$ you like an animal’ as the first words you see.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I recently bought a used copy of Killing Bowden and inside the first page the author signed it with well wishes to a “great babysitter.” No kidding…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                The only question is what was she in charge of babysitting.

              • Jay29 says:
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                @Grey: “Killing Bowden?” Is that the author’s autobiographical final book?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Huh? It is Bowden, but it’s Killing Pablo…

                  • Jay29 says:
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                    @Grey: You know your joke sucks when you have to explain it…

                    Mark Bowden has written “Killing Pablo” and “The Killing of Osama bin Laden.” Your typo, “Killing Bowden,” seems like it would be a book about his own suicide, hence it being his final book and an autobiography of sorts.

                    Yay.

            • Steve says:
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              @Sky: I’ve been exposed for the square I truly am.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                If Huey Lewis & The News and – in conjunction – American Psycho has taught me anything, it’s hip to be square.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m pushing Mother Cougar hard to get Huey Lewis for the wedding…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Just as long as Christian Bale doesn’t show up, that would be awesome!

  51. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey mate,

    your rankings are the shizz, your mustache is the biz.

    12 tm al only keeper dynasty.

    I have moustakas in the last year of his contract for $10, i can keep him 3 more years at $5 each year.

    OR

    I can trade him for Wilhelmsen who I can keep for $2 for the next 2 years and then have the option to extend him for 3 more years at $5 each year.

    I currently have no closers at all and am a little heavy at power. team below

    C Perez, Salvador
    C Santana, Carlos
    1B Hosmer, Eric
    2B Kipnis, Jason
    3B Beltre, Adrian
    SS Escobar, Alcides
    MI EMPTY
    CI Moustakas, Mike
    OF Bautista, Jose
    OF Davis, Chris
    OF Gardner, Brett
    OF Rios, Alex

    P Holland, Derek
    P Parker, Jarrod
    P Sale, Chris
    P Wilson, C.J.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d keep Moustakas…

  52. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    FYI: Yahoo f-baseball is live for 2013. Just created my first league. I am looking to start a roto keeper league, but may also run a single season h2h or points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  53. Jake Stone says:
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    I wonder how Henry Hill lived to be an old man in real life. He was on a spike TV awards show a couple years back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question, I think he pulled a fast one on Witness Protection by actually becoming so famous that no one could touch him because he was too in the public eye…

  54. Grammarball says:
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    “Football can have it’s deal with Gatorade; we’ve got Perugina!”

    Usually the editing is top-notch, what happened here? In case you’re wondering, the answer is yes- I hate myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez, Grammar Nazis still persecuting my people… Kidding… Thanks! Mea culpa…

      • Grammarball says:
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        @Grey: Hey, I get it, I also went to the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston. You’re doing the lord’s work, thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m miming doing the four stations of the cross on you…

          • Grammarball says:
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            @Grey: In a world where the top Yahoo search is “mom son drug kiss” I’ll take what I can get. While I have you here, do I really keep Goldschmidt over Encarnacion? I want to trust you, but, should I not?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’d trust me….

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grammarball: thats a no brainer, goldie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  55. noahdad says:
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    Grey:

    So if I am reading correctly I should take Heyward (15$) for Craig (10$)? Thoughts?

    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  56. Bazzrall says:
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    Pick 14 Keepers Please and I won’t ask you anything again all season! 14-Team 7×6 with TB, OBP/L added

    Braun, Longoria, Hosmer, Trumbo, Moustakas, Napoli, De Aza, Espinosa, Aybar, Fowler, Torii, Billy Hamilton, Jon Jay

    Haren, Lincecum, Harvey, Parker, Beachy, Betancourt, Vogelsong, Hellickson, Jansen, D. Hudson, Eovaldi, W. Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Longo, Hosmer, Trumbo, Moose, Harvey, Parker, Beachy, Betancourt, Jansen, Hudson, Napoli, Espinosa, Fowler…

      • Bazzrall says:
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        @Grey: Betancourt and Jansen over Haren and Lince… hmmm…?

        • Jay29 says:
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          @Bazzrall: Probably because L’s make relievers more valuable than in standard leagues.

      • Bazzrall says:
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        @Grey: for the love of SAGNOF!

  57. dynasty keeper league style – need to keep one of these players

    Brandon League – Drew Storen Steve Cishek – Kenley Jansen – Ryan Vogelsong

    thank you Grey

    • Dr Grey did you have a chance to give Kenley Jansen an exam yet

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Soon, friend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  58. DJStaple says:
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    Grey, how many teams do you usually draft with? I use your notes as a guide. I burned myself be not drafting a closer last year. I want to know a good round to grab. (I eventually had three closers on my roster, so maybe I just won’t draft closers anymore. Its just so stressful though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t draft closers in any leagues… SAGNOF!

      • DJStaple says:
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        @Grey: Huh… interesting.

  59. Slam says:
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    First of all congratulations on the cougar/new apartment- good to hear you’re a functioning human being and not just a degenerate fantasy baseball guru. Loved reading your rankings, nothing warms my heart like obsessing over baseball in late January/early February.

    I’m in a 10 team keeper league ($265 budget, 5 keepers) with 5×5 categories plus slugging, obp, qs, and I’m currently planning on keeping Migsy, Pujols, Heyward, Adam Jones, and Greinke for more than half my budget. The guy who has Braun (who is 5 less to keep than Pujols) is getting nervous about the latest news. You think it’s worth it to swap Braun for Pujols if he’d do it? Is it crazy to spend this much to have Pujols and Migsy ($55, $57 respectively)? I have other cheap keepers (choo for $1, jennings for $4, rizzo $1).

    Thanks for putting up the rankings. I’ll buy you some wine, I know cougars aren’t cheap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Does that make me a functioning human? Hmm…Well, I’ll take it! It’s not crazy to spend that much and I’d take Braun… I can’t imagine he gets suspended for something that was written and scratched out and scribbled again when they couldn’t even suspend for actual evidence…

  60. Matt says:
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    If you started a dynasty league today, how soon would you take profar, bundy and machado?

  61. LaPosse says:
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    Turning our rotoleague into an auction and Posey can be kept for $18 or Justin Upton for $32. The price difference has me flummoxed. I have Votto at $ 32 as other keeper. 16 team OBP league.

  62. LaPosse says:
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    Who would you rather have at those prices? Grey seems high on Upton.

  63. Django says:
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    Grey, would you trade Craig at $6 for Gordon at $10. I know you’re high on Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do that…

  64. Steve says:
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    Keeper Question
    The categories are
    R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, OB%, 2B, 3B, E, K
    W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, CG, SHO, HLD, QS, HR(Against)

    We just keep 4. The league is full of morons who couldn’t understand more complex keeper rules so despite my lobbying for better keeper rules we just keep 4.

    Bruan(Obvious Keeper)
    Wright
    Holliday
    Yadi
    Hamels
    Bumgarner
    Chapman
    Morrow
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Cueto

    Obviously pitching is a premium in this league and I’m not that big on Holliday or Wright. I like Yadi a lot, but don’t know if he is worth keeping. I really want to keep Chapman I think he has the upside to be a top 5 pitcher, but I don’t know if the risk is too high. I could see Dusty ruining him for life by the all star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman, Wrightm Braun, Bum…

  65. Bill says:
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    Keeper question:
    Batting: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG,OPS
    Pitching: W, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP

    Some odd rules but bare with me…we have an escalation penalty for keepers (you lose the draft pick two rds before the rd you drafted your keeper. Ex I draft Giancarlo in rd 5 last yr, I lose my 3rd rd this yr if I keep him). You lose your last pick if you keep a waiver player.

    So here are my possible keepers with the rd that I will LOSE if I keep. Pick 5 don’t worry about overlap if two players have same rd lost. Need your expertise…bad.

    Bum – 4
    Castro – 6
    Goldschmidt – 8
    Scherzer -12
    Moose – 16
    A Gordon – 19
    D Jennings – 20
    F Freeman – 20
    V Mart – 21
    Jarrod Parker – 23
    J McDonald – 23
    Homer B – 23
    F Rodney -23

    Much love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings, Gordon, Freeman, Goldschmidt, Scherzer…

  66. Simps says:
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    I know you’re not big on Hanley, Grey… But in a 5 player keeper league this guy was tossed back. I mean, that’s still nuts right? If his floor is 20/20 .260 with 80-90 rbi as a shortstop (at age 29) isn’t his ceiling is still an MVP ???? I swear this guy is gonna fall to me at 5th spot in the draft. These guys I’m drafting with have to be out-thinking themselve. It seems like a no-brainer to me, am I wrong???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d take in at that draft spot, for sure….

  67. RiffRaff says:
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    Rankings look good Greycarlo!

    I have a keeper question for you:
    12 team mixed league, H2H, Y! standard 5×5 format.
    We’re allowed 4 keepers, and they can only be kept 3 years max. This is first year so all these options have potential to be on my team two more years after this one.
    Here’s my best options:

    Trout ($2) :-D
    McCutchen ($28)
    Stanton ($31)
    Craig ($1)
    J. Zimmerman ($3)
    Rizzo ($1)
    Castro ($23)
    Wainwright ($14)

    WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, RiffRaff! Trout, Craig, McCutchen, Zimermannn… Great keepers, could go a number of ways…

      • RiffRaff says:
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        @Grey: It’s a tough call. I was planning to go with Trout, McCutchen, and Stanton + one of the others (probably Craig or J-Zimm). I know that’s 3 OFs and Stanton isn’t really cheap at $31 but it’s so hard to get those top tier bats when everyone is willing to overpay with all the money they saved. And I’ll admit I do have a Giancarlo trapper-keeper that I’ve grown fond of so… If you had to pick between Craig ($1) or Zimmerman ($3) it’s gotta be Craig right? Or does Zimm’s youth and upside make him the better keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Craig…

  68. Adam says:
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    10 team head to head. 8 man keeper.
    OFs available to keep are Trout, Upton, Upton, Jennings, Choo
    Do I trade wright or hanley for bautista and draft next best SS or 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold them if you have those OFs kept…

      • Adam says:
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        As of now keepers would be Trout, Upton, Upton, Jennings, Wright, Hanley, Butler, Fielder… Hill and Choo not making the cut.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, I’d go with what you have…

  69. StacheComb says:
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    Grey, 12 team, 6×6 auction league. Extra hitting cat is OBP. Thinking about trading Craig at $6 for Alex Gordon at $10 and Ernesto Frieri at $5. I am thinking Frieri could hold onto the job if he starts hot and Madson elboe stays gimpy. What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent…

  70. Harry says:
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    Hey Grey yahoo has 10 pitchers ranked in the top 40 and 27 pitchers ranked in the top 100, where would you start drafting pitchers in a yahoo 5×5 mixed roto league with 2sp 2rp and 4p?

  71. rob stevens says:
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    hey grey. I’m in a h2h 10 team 6 offense keepers and 3 pitching keepers with 2 farm getting kept as well.

    Who should I keep on offense?

    I own Miggy, Harper, Cespedes, Goldie, Kipnis, Trumbo, Tex, jennings and rios.

    I was leaning towards miggy, harper, cespedes, goldie, kipnis, trumbo.

    I was going to trade tex for some picks. and I was going to keep kipnis over jennings because 2nd base thin. but I see you love jennings and hate trumbo.

    Any thoughts would help? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings over Trumbo or Kipnis, your call… I’d keep him over Trumbo…

  72. rob stevens says:
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    I also have wil myers and dylan bundy on farm. another reason i wasnt going to keep jennings cause i have wil myers. its a c 1b 1b 2b 3b 3b ss 5 of 2 util league.

    trumbo a 3b in yahoo one reason i was going to keep him. power looks hard to come by in 3b.
    probably draft likes of a. jackson or gordon first round if that helps.

  73. Hurleyman says:
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    12 team mixed league 5×5 roto with up to 5 keepers

    Option 1) Keep 5 of: Adam Jones, Aram, Grandy, Ike Davis, Choo, Cuddyer, Fowler, De Aza, Hart, Gallardo, and Sale

    Option 2) Keep 3 of the above along with Votto for 1 year

    Since you recommend caution with Sale I am leaning towards Option 1 with Jones, Aram, Granderson, Ike, and Choo. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, A-Ram, Choo and Votto…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So Option 2…

      • Hurleyman says:
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        @Grey: It sounds like my “extra pick” to get me back to the 5 players will be at the end of the snake draft under Option 2. Do you still think it is the best choice? Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah… I’d go with Option 1 and Jones, Aram, Granderson, Ike, and Choo…

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