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When we started the hitter rankings, we were mere boys.  Now, we’re men as we come to the end of the road for hitters and we can’t go on, it’s unnatural, you belong to me, I belong to you.  You, “Hey, look at that, I’m in a crazy/stupid/gooftarded deep league and everyone in this league that I’m talking to myself about is well-versed in this fantasy baseball shizz because they are also in this crazy/stupid/gooftarded deep league yet they forgot to draft Matt Holliday.  Cool, I’ll take him with my 350th pick.”  Yeah, that’s not going to happen.  If you’re drafting from guys in the top 100 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball, your league is deep and you know you’re not going to get much from these guys.  Potatoes to chips, most of these guys will be worth owning at some point in the season.  If you’re joining us late, here’s the top 20 outfielders, top 40 outfielders, top 60 outfielders and top 80 outfielders.  Next up in our 2014 fantasy baseball rankings will be the pitchers.  You can hardly wait.  No, you.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball:

81. Josh Reddick – This tier started in the top 80 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes from here until Michael Saunders.  I called this tier, “Grey’s upsides yo’ head.”  I almost moved Reddick way up in the rankings to around B.J. Upton, but the thought of a Reddick after a B.J. made me shudder.  I even tried to put Domonic Brown between them for a con-Domonic, but couldn’t justify it.  Reddick was dealing with a wrist injury last year and is only 27 years old.  He’s more than the 12 homer hitter he was last year.  How much is the question.  Or if you’re looking at the Riddler’s leotards in a department store window, then it’s how much is the question in the window?  2014 Projections:  64/20/72/.234/8

82. Junior Lake – Jr. Lake made quite the impression when he was called up.  Like that time he did that thing…and that other time he did that other thing.  Didn’t he hit two homers in one game or something?  Any the hoo!  He does have ten homer power and 20-steal speed.  And that doesn’t grow on trees (unless you’re in the Dominican Republic).  2014 Projections:  62/10/45/.267/15

83. Jackie Bradley – Did you ever hear about the time he walked three times in his first game?  If you ever get a chance, make sure to check out the video of the game.  The third ball on the second walk was a thing of beauty.  It was maybe five inches off the plate and Bradley didn’t even flinch.  Wow!  Bradley was a mess last year in his short stint in the majors, but the Red Sox let Ellsbury go and looked fully committed to giving Bradley the job, until they signed Grady Sizemore.  I’m gonna go ahead and assume Bradley gets and holds the everyday job, but I’m an ass in front of U and Me.  Huh?  For 2014, Bradley might look like Omar Infante stat-wise, but there’s a chance he’s more like Norichika Aoki, or Aoki-dokie (with everyday at-bats).  2014 Projections:  61/9/67/.262/11

84. Michael Saunders – He could get a 20/20 season with a .260 average.  Likely?  No, not likely.  But I likey the flyer.  *drops mic, explains the mic sent an unexpected electrical jolt into hand, picks up mic again*  I’ll go over Saunders more as we get closer to the season.  *drops mic again*  2014 Projections:  62/16/68/.242/13

85. Nate Schierholtz – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Lambo.  I call this tier, “Splitsville.”  These guys will split time with someone else, but in daily leagues you could do well by owning them and one other guy for when they’re benched.  It takes up bench room and you’re gonna get sonavabenched when a guy like Schierholtz enters the game late and hits a homer.  Also, you’ll need to look at the schedule every day.  Ooh, real work, you poor dear.  Maybe you can hire an intern to do it.  As for Nate Sharesplitz, he had a great partial season last year — 21 homers, 6 steals and a .251 average in only 462 ABs.  Bench him against those that use the ‘special’ scissors and you have a nice platoon player.  2014 Projections:  51/18/62/.262/5

86. Drew Stubbs – Here’s what I said when he ended up in Colorado, “Hey, a move to get excited about!  I’m downright giggly.  I’m dancing in my Lazy Boy.  Spinning my remote control on my finger because that’s something joyous I can do without exerting too much energy.  Seeing that Stubbs is now on the bench in Colorado.  Can’t I have anything nice, Offseason Moves?!  Offseason Moves, “You had Peter Bourjos.  Don’t get greedy.”  Stubbs probably wouldn’t be able to keep his value up even if he played every day, so he’ll get lefties with Corey Dickerson taking the other half.  In only 143 ABs last year, he hit .266 vs. lefties (and only 2 homers).  I’m not concerned about the lack of power there.  It’ll come in Coors.  He could go 15/15 in 300 ABs, and be a solid guy that you platoon in and out of your fantasy lineup for daily fantasy leagues.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2014 Projections:  41/12/44/.241/15

87. Krispie Young – He’s not slated to platoon, but I think if there’s anything in that giant melon on the top of the Mets organization that is personified by Mr. Met, Krispie will be a platoon player.  Here’s what I said this offseason, “Signed with the Mets.  That gives the Mets an outfield of Young, Young and Brown/Duda, which was also the law firm that represented Madoff.  Let’s just hope Krispie’s feelings aren’t inadvertently hurt when hearing he’s being compared to Brown/Duda.  “Yeah, well, the infield besides Wright is white doodie!”  That’s Krispie getting pissed off.  Krispie might be a starter or a platoon-mate.  We’ll see.  Or not.  Your choice.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2014 Projections:  58/14/51/.218/14

88. Emilio Bonifacio – Went over him already in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2014 fantasy baseball.

89. Corey Dickerson – I could see a situation where you own both Dickerson and Stubbs and platoon them.   I mean, even if you’re not Rockies management.  2014 Projections:  57/12/37/.274/10

90. Jarrod Dyson – You don’t have to draft him.  He will run into your room, muss your hair, draft himself on your team and run out without you even knowing it.  2014 Projections:  36/2/20/.250/30

91. Ichiro Suzuki – At least Ichiro’s aged better than other one-named people like Madonna and Cher.  Was Madonna using a cane at the Grammys because she can’t stand without it?  It’s cool to have a pimp cane as long as you’re young enough that no one will ever get confused if you actually need it.  When you’re rocking a cane and you look like you’re in your sixties, people don’t think it’s just a fashion accessory anymore.  2014 Projections:  45/7/49/.274/17

92. Andre Ethier – “I’m going to play Rihanna in the clubhouse and when Kemp runs out I will club him in the head with a sopressata left behind by Lasorda.”  That’s Ethier plotting.  2014 Projections:  43/14/51/.277/3

93. Dustin Ackley – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2014 fantasy baseball.

94. Andrew Lambo – “I will eat Jose Tabata and Gaby Sanchez’s playing time with a nice chianti.”  That’s from the off-off-Broadway production of The Silence of the Lambo.  Lambo looks like he can be a Ludwick-type player before Ludwick was old.  Lambo needs to impress to get everyday at-bats, but considering the guys in front of him, he shouldn’t have too hard a time if he gets hot to start the year.  2014 Projections:  41/17/48/.239/1

95. Nick Markakis – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “They have everyday jobs, and…um…well…yeah.”  It’s important in deep, weekly leagues to get players who get everyday at-bats.  In that case, I’d move this tier above the Splitsville tier.  No reason these guys can’t give decent ribbies and runs like you just dined at Tony Roma’s.  As for this doode, he hasn’t given a Sparkakis in about five years.  A Lightsmokecomingoffanextinguishedmatchakis is more like it.  2014 Projections:  72/12/60/.267/2

96. Angel Pagan – The Angel in me wants to say he’s batting leadoff for a major league team.  The Pagan in me wants to say it’s the Giants, he can’t ever stay healthy and he’s going to be 33 years old this year.  The Pagans have it, unless Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks from the Dragnet movie can do something to stop them.  2014 Projections:  63/7/39/.275/17

97. Carlos Quentin – I’d rank him about 40 spots higher if I were ranking, “Guys that seem like they were on ‘roids and could attack your number one fantasy pitcher.”  I’ll never forget!  2014 Projections:  52/18/58/.250

98. Ryan Ludwick – Last year was a lost year — way to economize your keystrokes, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario!  I expect Ludwick to either have a Zombino-type year or get injured, take up residence on your couch and demand you make some chili in that crock pot that’s collecting dust in your cabinet.  Or maybe something in between.  2014 Projections:  48/17/61/.238/1

99. Cody Ross – At some point in-season, I’ll tell you to pick up Cody Ross because he’s hitting.  You can set your watch to it.  No, I’m not sure what time zone that is.  No, I don’t know how to set your watch to some amorphous time.  Leave me alone.  2014 Projections:  54/15/65/.262/4

100. David DeJesus – You get extra points if you draft him and download Ben Zobrist’s wife’s song, “DeJesus Is In The Heart.”  2014 Projections:  69/11/39/.261/8

101. Logan Morrison – Here’s what I said when he landed in Seattle, “Morrison had knee surgery last year, but he’s a lot younger (than Corey Hart) and more prone to saying hashtag.  I’m guessing Seattle GM Zduriencik saw Morrison had 363 homers in his four-year career and wanted him bad.  Too bad Zduriencik moved his finger down the homer column and accidentally slide to the left and was actually reading his games played.  There’s a chance Seattle will push Morrison and Hart to DH/1B and be done with Smoak like the Marlins were done with Morrison, but it’s too early to say.  I’m just hoping Seattle trades Brad Miller for Starlin Castro so the Cubs can field a Barney/Miller at middle infield.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2014 Projections:  61/17/70/.245

102. Nolan Reimold – I almost didn’t rank Reimold at all, but anyone that has followed my rantings for any period of time knows I have a special place in my heart for Reimold.  Does that mean I can fool myself into thinking he’s going to do anything with his everyday DH job?  Yes, yes I can fool myself.  2014 Projections:  42/14/56/.235/3

103. Robbie Grossman – I enjoy how when he hits leadoff for the Astros, his last name looks like it’s describing the lineup.  2014 Projections: 45/7/49/.258/14

104. L.J. Hoes – Does he go to bat with Ludacris’s song chorus, “I got Hoes in different area codes?”  He should.  2014 Projections:   41/3/44/.277/16

105. Melky Cabrera – There’s a lot (a few) outfielders that I’m leaving off, but not a whole lot of note.  Maybe Travis Snider finally breaks out or Juan Lagares says, “Yum-yum hits” or Joc Pederson comes up in May because Kemp, Ethier and Crawford are all injured or maybe January Grey just needs to get his finger bunions checked and is stopping now.  2014 Projections:  63/9/71/.272/9

  1. Wheeler in the sky says:
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    Poor federalist doesn’t even get an honorable mention…not that I can blame you, I’m just going to miss the history schtick – I blame Quentin

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wheeler in the sky: federalist was barely rosterable when he started,now’s he at best a backup to boujos and likely later taveras.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wheeler in the sky: I’m sure at some point he’ll get hot during the season and be mentioned…

  2. gareth says:
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    Is it me or do most of the 80 – 100 outfielders have ridiculous names?

    Drew (the short straw and) Stubbs (a cigarette out) on his arm

    Josh Red dick (ouch. call your doctor if your erection lasts longer than 4 hours)

    Junior lake (a baby river?)

    Jackie Bradley onassis – she walks with style

    Emilio bone face (boner fast yo)

    Gorey dick in son (sounds like a rather graphic gay porno)

    Andrew Lambo (part deux – synopsis: wear a white vest while machine gunning hundreds of guys from a non descript middle eastern country)

    Jarrod (jeweler) Dyson ( vacuum cleaners)

    Angel pagan / David Dejesus – bible baseball

    Robbie Grossman (is he? He can’t be grosser than Joba chamberlain)

    Lj (bro’s before) hoes

    I cant wait see the next wave of strangely named ballplayers. Anyone know of any promisingly ridiculous baseball names in the minors?

  3. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Care to drop a couple of more names beyond lagares/Pederson…? My league drafts 540 players. Thanks Grey and anyone else.

    • centerfield ballhawk says:
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      @2 Giant rings: Gregory Polanco. Five tool prospect could join the Pirates outfield by midseason. Great late round pick in keeper leagues and 15 team NFBC. As Nick Capozzi would say, “you’ve been warned.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Giant rings: No one really of note, just guys with a job…

  4. TheNewGuy says:
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    102. Nolan Reimold – I almost didn’t rank Reimold at all, but anyone that has followed my rantings for any period of time knows I have a special place in my heart for Reimold. Does that mean I can fool myself into thinking he’s going to do anything with his everyday DH job? Yes, yes I can fool myself. 2014 Projections: 42/14/56/.235/3

    He raked a few years ago! Umm for a while….

    Dont think hes got anything left in the tank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: He needs to play a full year, something he hasn’t been good at…

  5. Yeshcheese says:
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    Never forget! Quentin!!!!!

    Want to see a thing of disgusting beauty? Take a look at Angel Pagan’s contract. Apparently Brian Sabean also agrees… There is noore hitting at the mlb level… $10,250,000!!

  6. Tigres says:
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    I might pick Joc Pederson just for his name value -it would sure butch up my roster. Unless the guy who has Anibal gets to him first. What about Gregory Polanco – chance he’ll get promoted by mid-season? Which of the two is better keeper prospect?

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Tigres: joc, hands down, butt up

    • centerfield ballhawk says:
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      @Tigres: I like Polanco. Clearer path to playing time. Tools for days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Could happen for either… I wouldn’t bet my team on either…

  7. Swagger Jackers says:
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    Totally agree on the Madonna thing. I was thinking the same thing. Does she need the cane? Why the cowboy hat? Man, how old is she? Must be in her 60′s. *shutters*

    • Of course she needs a cane. Madonna’s mound saw so much action that you’d think LaRussa was managing it during the 80′s-90′s.

      • Ben R says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Now THAT is funny.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        Lawwddy !!!

      • Al lydon says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Funny Rudy. You could do a top 20 ranking for her. Call it ” The Mound of Pound “

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Where was Dallas Braden when A-Rod was crossing her mound?

  8. Kneely says:
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    http://www.rotoworld.com/slide/mlb/340/mlb-top-30-rankings

    Mauer is a top 10 pick and should go before McCutchen, according to this idiot.
    Am I missing something? Is he joking or maybe trolling?
    Thanks Razzball for giving me a trusted and reliable source for fantasy advice cause the other sites are pure shit.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Kneely:

      Mauer is barely a top 10 catcher. The idea that he’s top 10 OVERALL is more ridiculous than the idea of Grey shaving his mustache.

      He’s had more seasons of single digit home runs (6) than seasons of double digit homers (4) and has topped 13 HR exactly once. 13!

      Take out that the outlier season where he hit 28 homers and his average power output is 8 homers / 65 runs / 65 RBI.

      Yeah, he has a great batting average. Big whoop. Drafting Mauer is akin to drafting Rajai Davis. He helps you in one category while hurting you in every other one.

      Top 10 overall? What the hell is that guy smoking?

      • Mauer in 1st is crazy but I think Mauer is top 4 catcher going into the season. Huge advantage playing 1B. Should net about 10-15 note games than avg catcher and put up better stats due to less grind.

        You can’t bank on his power but counting stats will get a boost. And a .315 Avg in 550 ABs from your catcher allows a lot of slack for the rest of ur hitters.

        One last thing – C/1b is underrated flexibility. I ended up playing Posey at CI last year to ride a hot catcher (AJ).

        I just hope he doesn’t fall far enough that i have to consider him (planning on 2014 being the year of streaming catchers).

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          @Rudy Gamble:

          @Rudy – I see what you’re saying about the extra games translating to more counting stats. I still don’t see how that makes him 1b or CI viable (forget top 10 overall. That’s pure insanity)

          16 extra games played would be a 115% boost in games. While we can’t assume a direct correlation, it’s reasonable to assume his counting production will be similar in those 16 games. That would boost him to something like 9-10 home runs / 70-75 Runs / 70-75RBI / negligible SB. I don’t see carrying that as a 1b in a standard 12 teamer.

          Maybe he’s CI worthy if you’re looking to protect average over power vs. guys like Headly, Aramis, Sandoval etc…but that’s it for me.

          • Hawk says:
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            @Hawk:

            115% == 10-15% typo gremlin bit me. Damn you, Spike!

          • He’s clearly not worthy as a starting 1B. Agreed. But as a Catcher, yup. And I’ll be sharing data later in the pre-season about how CI is a rough position for streaming (i.e., his main value is as a catcher, using him as a CI is something you do when you have injuries or your 1B or CI has an off day)

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              @Rudy Gamble: Mauer is grading out pretty strongly in my early projections. Not Pouliot-strong, but strong nonetheless. I’d pass on him at his ADP in shallower leagues, but in deeper leagues (I’m projecting for the NFBC format), a .300+ catcher-eligible player who projects as an everyday player while playing a less physically demanding position is quite valuable. Gives you a leg up on the teams who draft Salty or Pierzynski as their #1.

              • Yup, for weekly leagues like NFBC, adds a bit more value (though it loses that C/1B flex value I mentioned above).

                Given my NFBC team finished last in AVG (yet first or 2nd in HR/RBI), that AVG sure looks nice.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: Where do you see Mauer going in an OBP league? 12 teams for the sake of argument…

          • My rough guess would be 3rd/4th round. I don’t know where my values will place him though. A lot will depend on whether I make some additional position adjustments to account for streaming hitters (i’ve found catchers real easy to stream)

    • Matthew Pouliot (the writer) isn’t trolling. He’s good. I don’t agree with his top 10 – better to punt catchers IMO, kershaw too high given the way people draft SPs – but sometimes I like to see alternate takes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kneely: I mentioned this the other day, but I was in a mock draft with that guy and he took Mauer in the 2nd round and I thought he messed up, but it’s hard to mess up a mock draft that you’re writing in names for with no time limit…

  9. Donald Trump says:
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    Emilio Bonerface!

  10. trick dad says:
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    20 team dynasty- my pitching is super deep…jo-fer, greinke, Bailey, wacha, liriano , nova, kazmir, erasmo.
    Should I trade wacha for gyorko? I am in need of a 2b but hesitant to give up wacha.

  11. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Peech-hur rankings tomorrow? Yippee

  12. Marti says:
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    In a 10 team nl only keeper auction league wherevwe have unlimitedkeepers and they go up by 5 each year and we can keep as long as we like whatvside of trade do you like. 260 budget

    Dominic brown $11 for g Cole for 9.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: I’d take Cole

  13. Moonlight Graham says:
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    He does have ten homer power and 20-steal speed. And that doesn’t grow on trees (unless you’re in the Dominican Republic).

    This right here is pure GOLD…

    It’s great, because it’s true.

  14. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Grey, Madonna comes into my office she says “Ralph I’m going to the Grammys this year, and I want to look like Bishop magic Don Juan if he dressed as Father Guido Sarducci. But that’s not all, I’m going to perform later and I was hoping to look like the Spy vs. Spy Rival of my previously requested costume. Can you make this happen?” My first reaction was Madge why? Then she offered me enough Money to buy a new Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. I said what the hell good name be damned!”

    Keeper question! Who do I keep in my past their prime cougar sex league Madonna, Janice Dickenson, or Linda Blair?

    • centerfield ballhawk says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: The answer is always – D. Suzanne Somers.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @centerfield ballhawk: I wish, had her for the last 3 years. Damn limits!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Wake Up: Food for thought is Jane past her prime?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: You know I was going to go with Linda Blair for the rack factor but then remembered she slept with Rick James. Also Janice is no stranger to a rusty trombone……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not afraid to admit it…. Linda Blair would be just too freaky for me…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She looks like she’d be freaky deaky so depends on how freaky deaky you like them…

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: I totally agree, I feel like her sexual appetite would be the cougar answer to Krusty the Clown needing to smoke moon rocks just to get back to normal.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

    • ReleasetheMcCracken says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Christie Brinkley

  15. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for all the help over the past few years…you guys are my #1 site for baseball advise. 12 team keeper league and combined salaries are very close so for the next 2-3 years pick a side: A) G. Stanton & D. Jennings or B) J. Upton & J. Heyward. It’s close, right? Thanks.

  16. Wake Up says:
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    “Nolan Reimold: you thought he was
    Gonna be good; but he wasn’t.
    That pick was like when
    Mommy and Daddy are first cousins.”

  17. Wake Up says:
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    HA!

    She looked like, and sounded like…well, if Madonna was twerking in front of ol’ Col. Saunders…and ol Col. Saunders’ long bow tie…now, read this with your best southern accents ya’ll…if ol Col. Saunders long bow tie got caught on Madonna’s back pocket for just a little too long…and then Madonna wanted to dip her pickles in mint chocolate chip ice cream for a little while…extra emphasis on the wh…for a little whhhhhile…then ol Col. Saunders dumped Madonna in the bathtub one night, on account of her being so fat and gross…and wouldn’t you know it, something slipped out…and that there something grew up…learned to speak like a fella from Great England…but, more like a fellow that only visited there a few times and never really lived there…anywhhhhhhay…if that there something grew up, and spoke with a pretty poor Great England accent, got very surprised by something, passed out, woke up pale-faced, and hurt its leg…well that’s what she looked like to me, anywhhhhhow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Haha… She did have a certain Col. Sanders quality…

  18. goodfold2 says:
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    i was thinking to ask about yum yum hits until i saw the end. got that guy in 30 man league as part of my dempster dump-off. appears to be starting at CF, so there’s that, but it is the Mets, so there’s thaaaaat.

  19. Papajeansegura says:
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    Not having Lagares in the top 100 is a travesty! Haha just playin’ I actually forgot about him as a Mets fan with all our offseason moves, but he could have a decent season. He developed a lot last year, but he should be our starting CF most of the time he has an excellent glove and great speed so at least that warrants some playing time.

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    any of these guys get a significant boost in OBP leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FMFBL: There will be OBP rankings from Rudy

  21. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I thought Madonna was dead. I also thought Dolly Parton was dead. Was news to me when the Grammys came on they were just the same person I hadn’t seen in forever.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sky: was this your take pre or post skeet skeet phase?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Jay: We both know I don’t last long enough to have a pre skeet skeet phase.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Ha!

  22. Cram It says:
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    You wrote about George Springer in October. I don’t think I missed him in the top 100. Is that because he’s not actually on the team yet or do you not project as top 100 material?

  23. whampwhamp says:
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    @grey

    getting fired up for draft season.

    H2H potential for me to trade Chris Sale for Jean Segura before the draft (both keepers who are essentially kept for nothing). I have the last pick in first round (12th overall) and am keeping Goldschmidt for my 2nd round pick. My thought process is that i can take a pitcher (Bumgardner ideally) in the 3rd round as a replacement for sale, basically betting that i can get a pitcher comparable to Sale in the 3rd round but that the other shortstops around then aren’ worth it. Thinking Longoria, Goldy, Best Pitcher, Best Outfielder.

    • Grey

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      Take Segura

  24. J-FOH says:
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    *throws away cane* *slaps self in face* QUENTIN!!!!!! *shakes fist*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never forget!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I have his name tattooed on my knuckles

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My right knuckles say HATE and my left say QUEN, then my toe knuckles finish his name.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I have “TEEF” tattooed under my toes…so I remember where to apply them on Ryan Braun! Wait, I’ve said too much…was going for curbstomp…but somehow ended up much weirder…and now I’m picturing Lloyd Braun…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like curbstomp as one word, reminds me of Herblock… I have faceplant on my palm for when I’m stuck drafting Braun…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, I’m trying to start a whole curbstomp thing…thanks for the quote…

                “I like curbstomp…when I’m stuck…Braun,” Grey Albright admitted to Braun…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Curbstomp was great when it was a gritty off-Broadway production…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Wake Up: that’s Ok, I have BOCHY tattooed on my balls

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cause they’re like two giant heads?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: because it looks like one Giant head with a serious forehead problem

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @J-FOH: Ha! Be honest you only got to BOCH…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: look who’s talking…I went to get Belieber tatted on the braciole…but only could fit a capital “E”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Funny you say that, I have a Look Who’s Talking tattoo with Travolta and Alley…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @J-FOH: I blame the collarbone for being too fragile. Nothing to do with Quentin being a Padre. NOTHING.

  25. Millenball says:
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    The rankings and bits are appreciated as always. In the void until pitchers and catchers report I almost had to resort to watching hockey *shutters

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Millenball: I hear that! February always seems to take ages for the shortest month of the year

  26. Robby D says:
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    I just inked the deal in my keeper league for my Allen Craig and a 9th round pick for his Verlander and a 12th round pick.

    I have to keep 6, so who else would you keep of the following players:

    7×7 H2H with OBP and XBH for hitting and QS and Losses for pitching:

    Obviously Verlander is 1 of 6

    Tulo
    Cargo (Colorado)
    Matt Moore
    Iwakuma
    Stanton
    Bruce
    Homer Bailey
    Jon Lester

    I’m leaning towards Tulo, Cargo, Bruce, Iwakuma and then either Stanton or Moore for the last spot, but I have never kept more than 2 pitchers because of how deep it is. I’m only thinking Moore because I have the other injury and inconsistency concerns with Tulo, Cargo and Bruce, so do I really want to jump on Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo, CarGo, Stanton, Bruce, Iwakuma

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey: Since I have a lot of injury risk in those keepers, do you recommend a certain strategy in the first couple rounds? I know all the top tier 1st baseman are kept except Pujols, and I don’t think he’ll fall to me at the 6th pick, but even if he did, that’s just another injury risk to add to my lineup. I’d have to change my team name to Mr. Glass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need corner guys… I wouldn’t touch another pitcher for a while either…

  27. OaktownSteve says:
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    This is an (apparently) necessary public service announcement to the greater Razzball community. It’s “shudders.” “Shutters” replace curtains.

    There is no judgment contained in the message above. For informational purposes only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought it was Par Djoos pictures on a shutter…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @OaktownSteve: my shutters shudder at the thought of exposing a current-day Madonna mipple…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up: the real windows to the soul…

    • Prez says:
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      @OaktownSteve: you aint got the answas steve!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prez: your the Medici family of Fantasy Baseball!!!

        • Prez says:
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          @Wake Up: im standin up and im tellin yall…. I am Warhol……

    • Carnac says:
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      Your right!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Carnac: irregardless…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Wake Up:

          Listen people, the English language is sacred; it’s not something we should ever take for granite.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @OaktownSteve: @OaktownSteve: That’s some heavy stuff…It is my believe, that it is sacred…and that’s why Jesus use to speak it…and that’s why Jesus wrote the bible in it!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              You’re all traders to the English language.

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Sky: *your

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  +1 to you sir

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Sky: +1 six pack of Dogfish Head IPA? Offer accepted. I’ll take the 90 Minute. Founders Centennial would be fine too.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I was thinking +1 as in I’ll be your date to the next Razzball gala.

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Sky: Is there a secret code word that I need to know? Can’t I just wear a name tag that says either Sky’s +1 or New Hampshire Nut Cups?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha! Second one works. Do have to wear a cup on the outside of your pants/dress/yoga pants though so we’re matching. It can be a diamond-encrusted cod-piece if that’s all you have.

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Sky: Deal. Though it might be a CZ-encrusted cod-piece. Times are tough.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone. They do such a good job these days, you can barely tell! Just as long as its clearly not been bejeweled, we’re good.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: @Sky: WO, I thought I was your date

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You’re coming in my bjorn…my diamond-encrusted bjorn.

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Big Magoo: HA

          • J-FOH says:
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            @OaktownSteve: boo hoo to you. what about those that have never had the opportunity to learn the language we hold so dearly?

  28. Toadies says:
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    Long time listener, first time caller.

    Really appreciate all the work you do…for free!

    Great fantasy tool…your work is the great tool, not you.

    Anywho,

    Would like your advice on a NL-Only auction keeper league. 10 teams, get to keep 5:

    $1 Arenado
    $28 Goldschlager
    $11 Craig
    $8 Dom Brown
    $4 D’Arnaud
    $1 Pat Corbin
    $1 Wheeler
    $3 Trev Rosenthal

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem…. Arenado, Goldy, Craig, Brown, Corbin… Nice keepers, could see going with Rosenthal over Corbin too…

  29. CP says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as always! What do you think about this trade in a 16-team dynasty (6×6), my Gyorko for his Kemp? I also have Profar and Ackley. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds solid…

  30. JoeG414 says:
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    I didn’t see(i guess I missed him) Ruf’s numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s buried behind Howard and Byrd/Brown…

  31. ... says:
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    i don’t really care about ‘real’ baseball, but it’s pretty indicative of the society that we live in when the ‘national pastime’ gives a lifetime ban for someone who bets on their own team, but only gives out a meager couple week suspension to the ignorant, bratty grunts who violently attack others. if everyone who intentionally threw at someone’s head or attacked another player was banned for life, the game would be much more civilized.

    p.s. quentin is under ranked again, especially for daily leagues. last year, he was hobbling and bobbling around and he still was on pace for 86 r, 29 hr and 83 rbi per g.s. he might be a gruntzilla, but he can mash.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The most games Quentin has played in one season is 131 games. Kinda hard to rank a guy higher because of what he could do over the course of a full season when he hasn’t played one yet after 8 of them. Daily he’s interesting but I think we can both agree that these aren’t daily rankings, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… On the first part…

  32. the tone ranger says:
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    grey,
    1. what do you think xander’s peak stat line will look like
    2. how many years out is he from reaching that?
    3. where does he hit in that lineup?

    4. also, can you rank these guys who can all be kept as last round picks for the next 2 years

    xander, mannymach, josefernandez, billy hamilton, jedd gyorko, gerrit cole, oscar taveras.

    THANK YOU MUCH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. 25/15 2. 2 to 3 3. This year? towards the bottom 4. Fernandez, Hamilton

  33. John says:
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    Think Cody Allen gets closer job at some point in ’14?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, could happen

  34. Big Magoo says:
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    I’ve noticed that he’s been mentioned already in the comments, and someone that’s a player of interest for me as well is Gregory Polanco. There have been rumblings that he’ll be called up into an everyday starting role as early as June. Peter Gammons compared him to a young Darryl Strawberry the other day, which I find interesting (though not sure if he has that type of power just yet). Two questions:

    1. If Polanco gets called up in June and plays everyday, what would you project for him?

    2. Did Louis beat Carlos in last chance kitchen to run the table (ala the Asian girl who was buddy buddy with Stefan) into the finale, and who’s the last chef standing at the end?

    • Grey

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      I have a Polanco post in the works… I do like him, but June 1st is gonna be the earliest for him… At that point, maybe we see a 7 homer, 12 steal season from him… Great in 2/3rds of a season, not really draftable from the start in one year leagues… 2. It looked like Carlos when they revealed the winner of the Last Chance Kitchen from the neck down… Just guessing though…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Two more questions:

        1. Hasn’t this season of TC been incredibly boring, or is it just me?

        2. How are you so familiar with Carlos’ appearance from the neck down? Is it his Mexican je ne sais quoi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mentioned TC in a one of the posts the past few days… It’s terrible, really fallen off in quality… 2. He’s fat with some moobs, the other guy isn’t…

  35. Commish Cauda says:
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    20-team, H2H-Points League w/$70 cap

    Keep Rajai Davis $2 or Will Venable $3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  36. Bream Dream says:
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    Insert compliment here. Lame joke there. I’ve seen Rizzo ranked 74, 92, 94, 122 on espn and cbs. Does he blow those out of the water in h2h? Is he better suited for points leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blows those out…

  37. Ryan says:
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    is it me or does Nick Markakis out performs projections every year or is just the scoring format in my h2h points league? Anyways you have him way down this year can he put tougher another solid year with this good supporting cast around him? Late round steal in the OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hit 10 homers last year, were projections below that?

  38. Marti says:
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    Thoughts on Darin ruf…AJ Burnett just announced he is pitching this year…Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruif is a 4th to 5th outfielder and backup 1st baseman… How deep is your league?

      • Marti says:
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        10 team nl only 1c5of 2 ut and 6 infilders

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worth a bench slot there, but he’s not everyday player as of right now… Could hit 18-22 homers off the bench though…

  39. goodfold2 says:
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    any of these NYY RP stand as out as even useful, they seem to be all over the NYY depth chart (currently)
    d.betances/c.cesar/claiborne/kelley? our list of bidable RP just came out. comish is doing all hitter one week and all pitchers the week after.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: just noticing hector rondon is currently listed as free agent in my league and also is currently 2nd behind veras on CUBS RP chart. where does he rank amongst carpenter/vincent/qualls/frasor? if he’s actually 8th inning man that’s pretty useful in holds league, i would think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: expecting injuries to rondon yet again i’m guessing, or that he gets moved out of 8th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not 2nd, he’s a long reliever as of right now…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: that’s more troubling about how wrong i probably am about many other things considering the depth charts i’m using, my regular bullpen site won’t be up for a while either.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: jesus, espn is even worse though, doesn’t even mention CUBS having veras yet. that’s terrible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d use mlbdepthcharts.com

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: thanks.

  40. Justin says:
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    Thanks a lot for all the hard work sir. I have a quick question, when you first started the website/blog, what blog service did you use? Or did you develop the site from scratch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Site is on WordPress…

  41. John says:
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    In 15 team 5×5. 9 P slots, 14 hitter slots. Do I need another SP if I have

    Cliff Lee
    Quintana
    Latos
    Iwakuma
    Lynn
    AJ Burnett
    Fister
    Liriano
    Koji
    Romo
    Cody Allen
    Frieri

    I worry about liriano (enough said), burnett (age) and lynn (rotation spot)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  42. Bream Dream says:
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    @Grey how do you keep your cool? Half of the comments are exactly like this: Grey you are the best. Here are my potential keeprs. Will you pick my whole team for me?
    Then, you do it! For free. I am so glad I stumbled on this site 3 years ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem…

  43. Diego says:
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    Hola Gris,
    NL only keeper league better end;

    G. Cole $12, M. Adams $12, Ozuna $4

    or

    Arenado $6, Eovaldi $1, Syndergaard $6

    Gracias Amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hola! Cole… Pretty even though…

  44. Chris says:
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    HI Grey,

    I’ve been following you for a few years, this is my first time commenting, I don’t know how you feel about answering these questions but here goes.

    What would your split be in an auction league? I know it’s all about value but would you say 75% hitting 25% pithing higher on hitting, lower on hitting?

    Also, would you rather get a few studs and pay 35 dollars and then 2-5 for guys that are in your 80-100 rankings?

    I’ve come so close to winning my league a few times but I need something to get me over the top. I’ve got my own ideas and philosophies just want to hear your thoughts on that. Thanks a ton for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy is actually going to do a whole post about splitting auction money between hitting and pitching… The short answer, I’d do $100 out of $260 for pitching… I also don’t like going over $30 for any players…

    • @Chris: I’m working on a hit/pitch split analysis for snake drafts. I’d say for auctions to start w/ a baseline of about 68/32 (177/83). I’d feel comfortable anywhere from $170-$182 (or so) for hitting.

      The key is just determining which split you want as the baseline and setting your player auction prices accordingly. This was one of my key takeaways from Winning Fantasy Baseball (http://razzball.com/book-review-winning-fantasy-baseball-larry-schechter/). It’s a pain to be in the draft and say “well, i’ll only take pitchers at a $2 discount because my hit/pitch split was 170/90. So I’ll be setting all my published auction prices at what I feel are ‘baselines’ for each league format I produce this year.

      As for ‘stars and sleepers/scrubs’ vs drafting a deep team, there is no ‘right’ way to do it. The key is whether there is an inequity in the draft room. For example, we play a league sponsored by Scott Pianowski @ Yahoo where most teams ALWAYS overbid for the stars. Grey and I have success (won last year) by building a deep team given the increased purchasing power we get b/c everyone else left so little beyond the studs. In a competitive ‘expert’ league like when we did NL LABR a couple years back, there are no major inequities and we decided to buy a few hitting studs b/c the prices were solid. It worked out okay (except our pitching strategy was bad).

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks to both of you with the auction help! Looking forward to the post we have similar thoughts I did take a few things out of the response thanks.

  45. Jon says:
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    Would you rank these OF differently in a keep forever league (say, the next 3 years)? Choo, Gordon, Heyward, Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  46. This is more a q for the top 80, but I am afraid nobody will read it there…

    How much higher would you push the “Grey’s upsides yo’ head.” tier from the top 80 if it is a keeper league. Obviously guys like that gain some value if you can harness that upside for a few mo’ years. Would any of them jump up in value a little more then the others? (Like Taveras)

    I guess the same thing can be asked about your tier in this section, which I am only now realizing has the same name. What is up with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This tier is a continuation of the top 80… Depends on the player, but could see pushing them up about 15-20 spots…

  47. frankgrimes says:
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    Barney Miller ha classic! tho I liked Taxi better…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Grimey!

  48. Joe says:
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    6×6 keeper league with OPS and net SBs instead of regular SBs. What’s the first year you think Profar will outperform Kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2015

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Do you think the gap between the two will be particularly notable in 2015-2016ish?

  49. Todd says:
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    I don’t see Gerardo Parra listed in any of the OF rankings… too much splitting time with Pollock?

    Steamer has a 78/10/50/15 .277 line for him.
    What’s your take? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Steamer’s over him a bit… Closer to 60/8/40/14

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