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Yasmany Tomas, Odubel Herrera, Nomar Mazara.  What do those players have in common?  Guys that were in last year’s top 100 outfielders post that made it out like this is Orange is the New Black and those guys were Taystee.  Only then Taystee got reincarcerated and brought with her that badass b*tch Vee, and Vee then started running shizz and that white ho, who the show was originally about that is annoying AF, started getting institutionalized with panty-selling and lez ho’ing and–Well, anyway, you get the point.  There’s not a ton of sunshine in this top 100 outfielders, but occasionally you do get glimmers of hope.  All the 2017 fantasy baseball rankings are under that link-ma-whosie.  As always, my projections and tiers are included.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 outfielders for 2017 fantasy baseball:

81. Brett Gardner – This tier started in the top 80 outfielders for 2017 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes from here until Moss.  I called this tier, “Bet you can find at least one guy in your league who likes these guys more than me.”   You best believe someone is gonna be like, “You go ahead and draft that Josh Bell flyer, I’m gonna take a guy that has 50-steal speed, 15-homer power and is leading off for the always-dangerous Yankees!”  You can then tell them the last six-plus years of sporting event results because they’re living in 2010.  2017 Projections:  72/10/37/.255/15 in 521 ABs

82. Michael Saunders – Signed with the Phillies to likely platoon in right.  Too bad Saunders didn’t sign in Korea and come back a well-groomed, bearded black man like Eric Thames.  2017 Projections: 61/17/66/.248/2 in 468 ABs

83. Avisail Garcia – Every preseason I look at Avisail and think this is the year he goes to 25 HRs, 12 SBs, and every year I’m disappointed.  Obvi it’s not meant for Avi.  2017 Projections:  54/15/67/.251/6 in 455 ABs

84. Howie Kendrick – Already went over him in top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

85. Melvin Upton Jr. – A note to Jays and White Sox fans, it’s not good if you see multiple players from your team in this post.  Rays, A’s and Phils fans already know what’s up, and it’s not expectations.  2017 Projections:  39/15/47/.235/20 in 404 ABs

86. Melky Cabrera – Do you remember that time Melky designed his own pharma website to try and fool MLB into thinking the drug he was taking was legal?  That needs its own movie.  Someone get Luis Guzman on the phone!  2017 Projections:  70/12/73/.284/2 in 570 ABs

87. Corey Dickerson – He went from a .312 hitter to a .245 one by leaving Coors.  The crazy thing is I think if Dickerson were traded back to the Rockies tomorrow, he’d be a .300 hitter again.  Of Coors, he would.  2017 Projections:  49/22/58/.250/4 in 464 ABs

88. Danny Valencia – Already went over him in top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

89. Brandon Moss – Already went over him in top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

90. Mitch Haniger – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Parra.  I call this tier, “Convoluted acronym that connotes excitement.”  This is the kinda tier earlier you would’ve seen at least one sleeper post in, but we are damn late and outside of AL & NL-Only leagues, these guys won’t likely be drafted.  And, honestly, it makes sense.  You prolly won’t get a thing from these guys, but they have fringe upside appeal.  I think there’s also an HGTV show about upside appeal.  As for Mitch, I liked Haniger a lot when he was on the Diamondbacks, likely would’ve wrote a sleeper post for him if he was starting there.  Now, I’m a bit tepid, but he could get into 20+ homers and steal a handful of bases.  The average might cause me to sing, “Mitch don’t kill my vibe.”  2017 Projections:  52/17/61/.238/6 in 435 ABs

91. Michael Conforto – Stop being so hard on your players, Mets fans.  So, Conforto hit .100 for, like, three months.  You can’t blame him for that.  It’s the Curse of the Mets Can’t Have Anything Nice.  Until there’s a 30-for-30 about the Curse of the Mets Can’t Have Anything Nice, you won’t believe me, I know.  It’s real though.  In 1987, Lenny Dykstra was on a three-day bender, when he DUI’d into three trees in three days.  On the third bender, as he stumbled away from his one-day-old Mercedes, he unknowingly walked under a ladder where two construction walkers were discussing the supernatural occult movie, Angel Heart.  Seismically nothing more needed to happen, they were cursed.  Or maybe you can blame Conforto since he’s total garbage vs. lefties.  How’s ever, Grandy, Asdrubal, Duda, Jose Reyes, Jay Bruce, d’Arnaud and Neil Walker.  How’s that sound?  Like a solid 2010 team?  Does Conforto have a chance to crack that?  If he can’t, he doesn’t deserve to be in the major leagues, which, if recent memory serves, he didn’t last year.  Okay, onto positives.  If he qualified last year, he would’ve had the 14th best Hard Contact rate about the same as Kris Bryant.  For those not in the know, it’s hard to find a weak sista in the Hard Contact Rate top 15.  Some hit everything hard or hit nothing, such as Chris Carter.  If Conforto gets back to his solid plate discipline he displayed prior to last year, all or nothing shouldn’t be an issue for Conforto.  Things could happen.  Or it’s just the Mets again.  2017 Projections:  51/18/58/.261/3 in 412 ABs

92. Andrew Toles – He’s got superstar written all over him.  See, he fell asleep on the Dodgers’ charter and Corey Seager wrote, “I’m a superstar” on him with superstar in large caps.  Toles has great speed, but he’s a crazy wild card for playing time and whether he can hit major league pitching.  2017 Projections:  56/5/27/.251/19 in 405 ABs

93. Steven Souza – You know that Souza always gets me so jazzed.  Pun points!  He’s got speed and power, but he can’t stay on the field.  Sad Souza.  2017 Projections:  57/16/54/.227/10 in 451 ABs

94. Tyler Naquin – You know what you have when there’s five guys all vying for one lineup slot and Naquin is barely the best?  A Naquinella.  2017 Projections:  44/13/48/.254/6 in 368 ABs

95. Cody Asche – Five ladies and gentlemen, your starting DH for the White Sox!  Rymer Liriano could see ABs here, and he’s slightly more interesting, but that’s like saying eating shoe leather is slightly better than a seat cushion.  Will be a last minute guessing game for those in AL-Only leagues for all of these awful at-bats.  2017 Projections:  47/10/44/.241/5 in 345 ABs

96. Ryan Rua – Already went over him in top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

97. Steve Pearce – Already went over him in top 20 2nd basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

98. Gerardo Parra – Already went over him in top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

99. Jace Peterson – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Quinn.  I call this tier, “Part-time SAGNOF, full-time projectile vomit explosion all other times.”  SAGNOF has its roots in you’re not getting anything but some cheap steals.  But some other earlier SAGNOF guys give a few homers, some runs, maybe average, possibly an RBI if they’re lucky.  These SAGNOF’ers may as well be pinch runners.  As for Jace Peterson, already went over him in top 20 2nd basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

100. Raimel Tapia – Already gave you my Raimel Tapia fantasy.  It was written on a Rocky Mountain High and the projections were 72/5/51/.291/33 in 465 ABs, but that was prior to the Rockies getting Desmond and not moving on from Blackmon or CarGo.  Now, the general gist of the post remains, but Tapia won’t be up until midseason or until an injury hits.  By the way, my high school band, General Gist, used to rock quinceaneras with our original song, “You Make Me Hot, Tapatio.”  2017 Projections:  31/2/19/.297/16 in 269 ABs

101. Mallex Smith – With his trade to the Rays, I have no idea where he’s going to play.  Platoon with Colby Rasmus for the Collex Rasmith platoon?  Platoon with Corey Dickerson for the Mallorey Dickith platoon?  Platoon with Kevin Kiermaier for the Kellex Smaier platoon?  No idea.  My guess is mostly with Mallorey, making him a Mallex P. Latoon.  2017 Projections:  33/3/18/.241/18 in 225 ABs

102. Roman Quinn – This guy’s speed is the ultimate offensive spark, so I will call him Roman Candle.  I will call him that only about once a week when he plays.  2017 Projections:  29/4/35/.237/25 in 305 ABs

103. Angel Pagan – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Markakis.  I call this tier, “Terrence Malik.”  By the tier name I mean, you watch these players do nothing long enough on your team and you start inventing deeper meaning on why you own them like watching a Terrence Malik movie.  As for Pagan, he’ll be 36 years old this year, so my question is:  why is Sabean playing so hard to get?!  Sign Pagan already!  2017 Projections:  53/10/57/.266/12 in 443 ABs

104. Alex Gordon – This guy should be in a Alex P. Latoon too, but the Royals dismantled their championship team faster than you can say Loria, and there’s no one left in town to platoon with Gordon.  2017 Projections:  54/15/59/.232/6 in 455 ABs

105. Jayson Werth – For what it’s Werth, if you got his previous year (21 HRs, 5 SBs, .244) again, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed this late.  Nats’urally, that’s a pipe dream.  2017 Projections:  57/14/63/.238/4 in 476 ABs

106. Colby Rasmus – Signed with the Rays and will be the strong side of the left field platoon with Johnny Field.  Well, strong relative to other side.  Johnny who?!  2017 Projections:  47/17/56/.232/3 in 414 ABs

107. Nick Markakis – I miss the days when we’d shout Sparkakis when he’d homer.  Now we yell Markakis when we stub our toe in a Greek diner.  Well, I do at least.  2017 Projections:  64/10/69/.263/1 in 567 ABs

108. Denard Span – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until O’Brien.  I call this tier, “Duck Dynasty.”  By the tier name I mean, these guys are trash, but they’ll have moments when they’re entertaining. As for Span, he’s become barely SAGNOF of late.  Last year, he hit 11 homers and stole 12 bases, after being caught 7 times.  Nick Markakis called and said, “Hey, you stole my stat line.”  Then Ben Revere said, “I think you have the wrong number.”  2017 Projections:  64/7/38/.273/12 in 478 ABs

109. Charlie Tilson – Already gave you my Charlie Tilson sleeper.  I wrote it while rolling down a mountain inside a hollowed-out log.  UPDATE: Tilson has a stress reaction in his foot and is in a walking boot.  Apparently, he’s no Nancy Sinatra and he’s sidelined for a month.  2017 Projections:  43/2/24/.263/16 in 387 ABs

110. Tyler Collins – He had a year in Triple-A in 2014 where he hit 18 HRs and stole 12 bases in 121 games.  Dot dot dot.  Which comes out to a full season of major league stats of roughly 12 HRs and 5 SBs.  Dot dot dot.  And he won’t play a full season, only vs. righties.  Dot dot dot.  If that.  Dot is also a sexy girl name.  2017 Projections: 38/10/44/.244/4 in 355 ABs

111. Aaron Altherr –   He could go 10/10 in only 110 games, which gets my prorating heart beating if I think about fifty more games, but he’s never even played 60 games in a season in the majors, so, um, yeah.  2017 Projections:  37/9/39/.241/9 in 322 ABs

112. Nori Aoki – He reminded me of Steve Aoki, which reminded me of the Netflix documentary about him, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which put me dead asleep.  2017 Projections:  50/3/25/.285/7 in 371 ABs

113. Nick Franklin – He has 7 games started at 2nd base, six at 1st base, five at shortstop and 16 at outfield, so Franklin might have eligibility coming out the wazoo.  His stats also look like they pass through his wazoo.  2017 Projections:  31/9/34/.257/8 in 299 ABs

114. Hyun Soo Kim –  If a lot of Cuban guys have been disappointing lately — I’m farting in your direction, Rusney Castillo — then how about former Korean players?  Kimchi hot, Korean players not.  2017 Projections: 44/8/25/.291/3 in 335 ABs

115. Joey Rickard –  Doesn’t he sound like a Latin baby kangaroo?  Meh, maybe it’s me.  2017 Projections:  31/8/20/.257/10 in 280 ABs

116. Seth Smith –  Was traded to the Orioles this offseason.  Baltimore lispers rejoyth!  He will make up a platoon with Rickard and Kim.  It’s amazing that Trumbo didn’t get a $50 million one-year contract because the Orioles needed him so bad.  Maybe all good fortune for anyone with the surname starting with Trum ended in 2016.  2017 Projections:  53/14/49/.245 in 360 ABs

117. Scott Schebler – As I’ve mentioned previously, I look at other peoples’ projections.  Sometimes they steer me a little, but I try to draw my own conclusions.  Any hoo!  Schebler’s Steamer projections are down for 60/20/65/.252/7 in 481 ABs.  Oh.  *stops to read War and Peace, finishes last sentence, closes book*  Kay.  Steamer’s goofy love for Schebler last year is why I ended up with him on an NL-Only team which led to one of my worst teams ever.  Fool me once, shame on you!  Fool me twice and you should be in Texas, because that’s where that expression is popular.  (Now watch Schebler actually contribute this year.)  2017 Projections:  44/12/49/.257/4 in 378 ABs

118. Eddie Rosario – This guy is a weird bird.  Not Hunter Pence Gangly Manbird weird, but weird in that if Rosario plays a full season or only plays in 90 games, he has the same stats at the end.  Like a rooster that cock-a-doodle-do’s at the same time every day whether the sun’s up or not.  2017 Projections:  49/11/53/.264/7 in 407 ABs

119. Lonnie Chisenhall – The only time all year I got to see Lonnie’s defense on a daily basis was during the playoffs, which brings me to my question:  how the hell does Tito play Lonnie for 126 games in the outfield?  Ben Stiller in There’s Something About Mary had better judgment on fly balls.   2017 Projections:  46/12/58/.275/3 in 375 ABs

120. Matt Joyce – The epitome of a platoon player:  he gives you all that he has in part-time action and can survive in tundra conditions.  Or maybe that’s a hibernating caribou.   2017 Projections:  48/17/59/.235/2 in 398 ABs

121. Jurickson Profar – Already went over him in top 20 1st basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball.

122. Jarrett Parker – Will share time with Mac Williamson and Gorkys Hernandez, i.e., blaxploitation and ruskieploitation.  Parker had a 23/20 season in 2015 in Triple-A, but, unfortch, Sabean won’t play him until he’s 38 years old and he’s only 28.  2017 Projections:  47/11/51/.229/6 in 345 ABs

123. Mikie Mahtook – If anyone’s reading this in the Detroit area, then you should move.  Kidding.  No, if anyone’s reading there, please go to a game and scream at Mikie, “I Mahtook you for a good player!”  2017 Projections:  28/8/31/.226/6 in 289 ABs

124. Michael Taylor – He’s one of the most productive once-in-a-blue-moon players, so put an orange slice garnish on his head and use him when he plays.  2017 Projections: 29/8/19/.242/15 in 255 ABs

125. Peter O’Brien – He signed with the Royals this offseason, so he could see time at DH.  Right now, he looks ticketed for the minors, but that could change in the spring.  O’Brien’s big day will be March 17th.  Sorry, now I’m just reading my iCal plans for St. Patty’s.  2017 Projections:  29/15/46/.218 in 265 ABs

126. Bradley Zimmer – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Meadows.  I call this tier, “Dynasty leagues aren’t just for Blake Carrington.”  Already gave you my Bradley Zimmer fantasy.  It was written without the letter U.  2017 Projections:  39/6/24/.228/21 in 354 ABs

127. Lewis Brinson – Already gave you my Lewis Brinson fantasy.  It was written on the westside with The Game.  2017 Projections:  37/10/32/.231/15 in 315 ABs

128. Clint Frazier – Already gave you my Clint Frazier fantasy.  It was written while in a hula hoop competition.  2017 Projections:  28/4/34/.241/8 in 255 ABs

129. Austin Meadows – Already gave you my Austin Meadows fantasy.  It was written while listening through a stethoscope to a baboon heart.  2017 Projections:  19/3/15/.289/6 in 105 ABs

130. Ezequiel Carrera – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “LOL is really kinda sad.”  I was listening to a podcast (Tell Me Something I Don’t Know) recently and they were talking about how this person went through thousands of text messages across many different age groups to see when LOL was used and what it actually meant.  Its real meaning is not laughing out loud, but is more melancoly.  For unstints, a text message would read, “Boss just told me I need to work even later tonight LOL.”  No one is actually laughing anymore.  So, this tier gives me the LOLZ, but in the sad way.  To the tune of Disco Inferno, “Churn, baby, churn, the Amish Carrera!”  2017 Projections:  39/4/29/.241/12 in 370 ABs

131. Jon Jay – Will split time with Albert Almora, who sounds like every Puerto Rican kid I went to high school with, only he went by the name Papi and played handball.  As for The Federalist, he’s very democrat with his production, a little of this and a little of that.  He’s definitely LOL, Lots of Littles.  2017 Projections:  41/6/45/.276/7 in 364 ABs

132. Brock Holt – Brock Holt for President!  2017 Projections:  38/7/31/.261/5 in 311 ABs

133. Albert Almora –  Hey, it’s Lil’ Papi!  2017 Projections:  35/5/28/.251/4 in 324 ABs

134. Austin Jackson – Signed late in the offseason to platoon with Naquin.  You can go ahead and call that platoon, Naustin, which sounds like the pharmaceutical name for a nausea medicine.  2017 Projections:  30/4/29/.271/9 in 311 ABs

135. Arismendy Alcantara – After you stub your toe in a Greek diner and exclaim, “Markakis,” you look up and see a picture of Arismendy Alcantara in a flowing white robe.  2017 Projections:  37/7/23/.219/10 in 305 ABs

136. Trayce Thompson – Trayce, Andre Ethier and The Big FraGu are all vying for time with Toles.  Trayce André FraGu is also the flamboyant chef behind the cronut’s distant cousin, the crocruller.  2017 Projections:  33/10/31/.231/6 in 275 ABs

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great post, I thought we were through with OF!

    a. I hope we’re through now or is there like a top 200 OF post coming tomorrow. Please don’t answer this question!

    b. Forgot to mention great Haiku from yesterday. I give it a 6/7 – 7/7 for the effort and 5/7 for the content, ergo 6/7! which is a very good score.

    c. Lol on HGTV for upside appeal. There was a show called Fringe! Great show that lasted 5 seasons!

    d. Nice Naquinella. I’m gearing up for my Daily John Rambo Quadrilogy Quote starting April 2.

    e. LOL, seriously on this last tier!!! I know somebody had to write up those blurbs, glad it wasn’t me. Who knows, maybe Delino Deshields will use some voodoo and try to persuade Jeff Bannister to see his son have more PT. Or maybe he kills it in ST and Jeff Bannister has no choice but to go with Deshields Jr! Who knows stranger things have happened.

    f. Lots of work here, but will survive thanks to you and all your good work! Many thanks, compadre.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Haha B. Thanks, Ante! C. Alf was a great show too D. Ha E. Sliding up the Banister depth charts? F. No problem

  2. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This back end of OF ranks is great for prospect priorities in keeper leagues with limited keepers (8 or less) – thanks! Now when the other guys are rushing to grab Brinson and Meadows, I’ll be eyeing Tapia as my 800th Coors bat. With DJ a free agent soon, Tapia’s really interesting as COL lead off or 2-hole of the future.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: For sure. I think a Blackmon or Cargo trade is more likely than Meadows or Brinson getting regular PAs this season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, wish Meadows or Brinson were gonna see PT though… Maybe McCutchen is traded in July and that changes

  3. Packers says:
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    When I first saw lol, I thought it meant lots of love.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: I think it’s been used for that too

  4. Tigres says:
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    Nice work Grey. Who knew there were even 135 outfielders to choose from?! Bring on the starters!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Can I interest you in any DHs?

  5. Stock says:
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    I look forward to this site every year. Great job. For me, the most valuable tool is the WAR ROOM. And a little luck………As soon as I can use the online WAR ROOM (spreadsheet will not work for me) then I can start my season….Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stock: No problem

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey, in a keep 7 keeper where nearly all top 20-25 arms are kept, would you rather keep as you final guy:

    $20 Kluber
    $12 DeGrom
    $10 Just Dong (this would mean that I would have no kept pitchers and need to hope that Maeda / Duffy / Salazar types are not kept. Or bid $40 on Bumgarner (ugh) or $25-30 betting on Strasburg).

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I should say it’s a weekly roto league, so premium on having quality inning eaters to balance your 2 start waiver grabs.

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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: the trade this would come out from is $30 Kershaw for $9 Desmond plus one of the 3 guys I named above.

        Taking a quick look at the starters likely to hit free agency, it’s probably more likely that the top 15 will be kept plus a handful of good (and cheap)upside guys.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’d go with $12 deGrom as I’m not as concerned about his arm as Grey but I’m pretty sure he’d keep Kluber

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks, Jef. If I knew that DeGrom would produce like he did last year before the injury, I think it’d be an easy call for DeGrom (though something tells me Grey’s going to say keep the bats and worry about pitching in the draft).

        The combo you suggested (DeGrom and Desmond) would also give me an extra $15 to spend in the draft (and the JD and Desmond combo would give me $17 more to spend) compared to my current outlay, which would be a nice bonus.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah I would normally keep the bat as well but sounds like there won’t be much pitching to chose from.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah, that’s my concern. Though last year I kept Strasburg (oof) and drafted Tyson Ross as my #2, so I guess you never know with pitchers.

            • Curious George Springer says:
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              @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: if you keep JD you are basically getting a $17 discount on a starting pitcher in the draft. That $40 Bumgarner ends up netting to $23. I would pay $3 for Bum + JD vs. Kluver all day.

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Curious George Springer: Good call, Curious. Thanks everyone!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Big Odio: Thank you kindly!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. Big Mike says:
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    Can we talk about the psychological effect of your clickbait ads? I mean, I know they’re clickbait, but I can’t help myself. I have to see what I’m not going to believe!! Plus, I already have my SAGNOF shirt, so I have to do something to get you paid.

  8. ChiCitySox says:
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    As a sox fan 15 and 6 seems generous for Avi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChiCitySox: At this point, it looks like he might play 140+ games, so I think it’s likely close

  9. Saints says:
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    Hay Grey thanks for the finish
    Do you believe in Towles ? Do you really think he will become a superstar ? Ralph is a little bit more pesimistic in his Minor League Preview.

    In my 16 team Dynasty League we are starting free agency now with blind bids. Everybody can place 4 Bids I’m considering these guys:
    C Chris Herrmann
    C Derek Norris
    OF Justin Upton
    OF Johnny Peralta
    OF Andrew Toles
    SP Rich Hill
    SP Robert Gsellmann
    SP Chris Tillman
    RP Corey Knebel
    RP Santiago Casilla
    RP Matt Bush
    RP Carlos Torres

    What do you think about these guys ? Especially about the pitchers (there are no rankings yet on this great site) Which guy would you try to target for a good value return. I have obviously problems in the OF, , and in the Pitcher department (esspecially RP) and i can need a backup catcher.

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Saints: Matt Bush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Saints: No I don’t think he will be a superstar…. I was joking that Seager wrote it on him while Toles was sleeping…

      • Saints says:
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        @Grey:
        oh sorry wasnt getting it. What do you think about the list ? Especially the pitchers ?

        • Grey

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          @Saints: I’ll be going over the pitchers this week… You don’t have a pitching staff as of right now

  10. Charles says:
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    Are there RCL Champions leagues? As in leagues only for champions from last year? I ask because I’m a millenial and I won a league last year so I need some sort of trophy/reward.

    • Grey

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      @Charles: There are every year, just have to stay on the look out

  11. Jimbo says:
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    14 team league

    Hitting postion: c, 1, 2, ss, 3rd, 3 OF, 1 Utility
    Pitching positions: 3 SP, 2 RP, 3 Pitcher
    Bench: 5 any position

    Normally people carry only 1 extra bat on the bench.
    Does this scream to grab pitching early, 9 hitters start +1 bat, while 12 pitchers start (when pitching).

    h2h 6×6, QS and Total bases extra category.

    I have to imagine that hitters can be found later in this format.
    Run on pitching normally 3rd round.

    Let me know what you think

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jimbo: You still want Bats early

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: Agree with F

  12. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: ‘Trim is my… middle name…’

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: LOL..you were made for me

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: (inserts “100” emoji)… when are you going to start writing shizz on here man

          • Big Odio says:
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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: please get him to do that. I would love to read his analysis and how he comes to his conclusions. Get this done

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Big Odio: LOL I’m sure you would

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @SheriffMcRawDawg: just waiting for Grey to step up his offer that hasn’t been made yet …I’m not a writer I’m a lover.

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: maybe we could coauthor a missive entitled ‘piss&vinegar’ outlining top 500 ranks based on gut feelings with no explanation. with hip hop commentary mixed in

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: you’re on the right track…no research

              • Big Odio says:
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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: you would fit in perfect last year minus the hip hop.

  13. domiNate says:
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    Grey,

    Longtime reader, need some keeper help. 3 keeper, 10 team Auction 5×5 OPS league. I’ve got two locks in Seager ($4) and Story ($6). Toss-up between 4 guys on the last keeper.

    Pick 1:
    Myers ($9)
    JD Martinez ($12)
    Bradley Jr ($1)
    Arrieta ($17)

    Keep up the good work!

  14. Tom says:
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    No Conforto? They’s still a chance Mets trade Bruce and MC gets the everyday RF job.

    • Jibbs says:
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      @Tom: He still can’t hit lefties, not many suitors for Bruce/Granderson, hard to put him on the list with so much uncertainty – was literally just about to post a comment about him too!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tom: If a trade happens it’s looking like it may be more of a mid season trade…I don’t see conforto getting enough at bats. ..I hope you’re right though, would much rather watch Conforto over Bruce.

      • Tom says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Even with 250 AB’s he could produce higher than most of these guys. I understand allot of IF’s

        • Jibbs says:
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          @Tom: 250 AB hitting, what, 7th? I don’t want to speak for Grey, but you can’t really rank Conforto when it’s very possible he spends half the year in the minors and the other as a 4th OF. I anticipate a rankings update once we learn a bit more from spring training.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Tom: Too many unknowns with him right now

          • Big Odio says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: semi bold prediction – Duda gets hurt or moved and conforto plays first

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Big Odio: Not too crazy but I think it’s more likely Bruce goes to first.

              • Big Odio says:
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                @JeF WiTh 1 F: tomato tomAHto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: If Bruce is traded, I’ll add in Conforto, right now, he has no chance for real PT

  15. Burningbridges247 says:
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    So…..many……outfielders. So…….much…….mediocrity. Bring on dem pitchers, son!

    On a separate note, eavesdropped on a discussion you had about Black Mirror and you recommended it. It is excellent. That first episode of season one almost lost me though. I just kept thinking, “No! No! NO!!!!” And then it happened……

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Burningbridges247: I tell everyone that I recommend the show to “at least make it through the first season, episode one is not what the rest of the series is like”. Most people I’ve asked if they’ve seen it reply “After that first episode I couldn’t keep going”

      • Robert says:
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        @Old School Brother: what’s really painful about the Black Mirror is that if you access it from Netflix and don’t pay attention it queues you to the first episode of season 3. I watched the Bryce Howard episode first, and it was so hard to watch because of how applicable it seemed.

        I’m going back to the actual season 1 episode 1 to start over though, even though they don’t have to be watched in order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Burningbridges247: Yes! Yes! Yes! It’s the best show of the last few years, it’s totally f*cked!

      • Burningbridges247 says:
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        @Grey: Yup. Sideways, upside down, and running up a staircase. Scariest, creepiest show I’ve seen in a LONG time because of how messed up it is. Wish there were more shows like this.

        • Grey

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          Totally, it’s like a modern Twilight Zone

  16. crock says:
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    Trying to decide my keepers for a 14 team 6×6(standard 5×5 with obp and holds) H2H League. We keep 3 players at their previous draft round for one year only. So far I know I’m keeping Trea Turner with a 21st rd pick and Villar with a 25th rd pick. My last keeper is where the question is. I have the 3rd choice of draft slot this year. So do I:

    a. Keep Trout with a first round pick and pick 14 or

    b. Keep one of: Devon Travis rd 22, Gregory Polanco rd 5 or Darvish rd 10. I would then take the 3rd pick or 2nd pick of the draft (the guy with first choice of draft slot is thinking of keeping Arenado in the 1st rd and picking 14) where I would definately be able to draft Trout, Betts or Goldschmidt

    Leaning towards b and keeping Darvish. What do you think?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @crock: Nothing wrong with Betts, Goldy, or Arenado, but if I was that guy with the first pick, it would be hard to pass on your Trout if he was made available. Any chance that guy with the first choice is trying to convince you that it’s safe to drop Trout so he can snag him?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @crock: I’d keep Trout…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock: So you can keep Darvish and draft Trout? Do that

      • Crock says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        I can keep Darvish and worst case I would draft whoever is left from Trout, Betts and Goldschmidt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like the way to go

  17. Clint says:
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    Wow. No Eric Thames anywhere or did I miss him? I know he’s slated to start at 1B but didn’t think I saw him there and he’s only showing at OF in my league. No optimism at all w/a full time gig in that hitter’s park, Grey?

  18. Mr Baseball says:
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    Trevor Story Col – SS – KEEP 10 PLAYERS – 16 TEAMS 28 MEN ROSTER – SO WE START TO PICK IN ROUND 11 WHICH I WOULD TAKE BRINSON – BUT OTHER TEAM THAT HAS STORY WANTS MY FIRST THREE PICKS FOR HIM
    ROUNDS 11 12 13 – IS THIS A HORRIBLE DEAL

    LAST YEAR SOMEONE WITH MY SAME DRAFT SPOT DRAFTED GLASNOW PERALTA AND PAPELBON WITH THOSE PICKS

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      THESE ARE MY 10 KEEPERS YOU PICKED FOR ME IF YOU LIKE THE TRADE THEN I WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE STORY WITH ONE OF THESE PLAYERS – WHICH ONE

      George Springer Hou – RF
      Joc Pederson LAD – CF
      Rich Hill LAD – SP
      Yoenis Céspedes NYM – LF,CF
      Raisel Iglesias Cin – SP,RP
      Lance McCullers Hou – SP
      Lucas Giolito CWS – SP
      Brandon Belt SF – 1B
      Jonathan Schoop Bal – 2B
      Nick Castellanos Det – 3B

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Mr Baseball: I’d keep story over Iglesias

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Mr Baseball: I’d give up the picks too…sounds like you’d be getting story for 3 lottery tickets

        • Mr Baseball says:
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          JeF WiTh 1 F – are you doing Gray Spot Today or just one of the followers – either way I do appreciate your help man

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Mr Baseball: He’ll be here soon…I’m just another voice in the room

  19. swaggerjackers says:
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    I’m hoping Aaron Altherr surprises this season. If he’s finally over his wrist injury and gets an outfield slot to himself, he could do some damage. At age 26, the wheels should still be there for some speed as well.

  20. dude says:
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    In a keeper league; $15 JBJ or $10 Benitendi?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @dude: I’d go with Beni but it’s close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Agree with F

  21. Smokers Delight says:
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    I’m interested in a post on position vs of vs sp in the different league setups. Has one ever been done?
    I am in a 16 team H2H keep 12 league. Each week its standard points and we start all position batters, 3utility 4SP 1 RP
    Current team. Rizzo Snider Bogarts Machado Lucroy Harper Stanton Braun Dahl Schwarber Rendon

    Trades I made
    I traded Sale and a pick for Lucroy because I had no good catcher
    I traded Carrsaco with Bradley and Trumbo for Rendo and Schwarber and a high pick
    Do you hate any of these- Sale hurt to give up

    I should probably stand pat until draft but in a keeper league where I am usually competitive each year, how do you rank my outfielders? WHo would you dangle for another bat in the infield that could insure me at 1B or 2b? Should I have kept one of the 2 pitchers?
    I figure now i can draft pitchers and some backups then focus on rookies to sell later.

    • Smokers Delight says:
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      Oh Ya – I kept Kershaw – that is a materiel point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Smokers Delight: “I’m interested in a post on position vs of vs sp in the different league setups.” Huh?

      • Smokers Delight says:
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        @Grey:
        Do H2H Points leagues with standard scoring favor hitting?
        1b 2b 3b ss c 3of 3u 4sp 1rp.
        saves have meaning but can always be picked up the waiver wire in a 1 closer 16 team league.
        Filling out an infield seems to be important…..
        But, when assessing keepers in that kind of league, where 11 starting hitter gather points weekly, is the positional rakings more important or is the overall?

        Its been a heavy early kind of morning. Apologies for not making full sense but does the position diversity make much of a difference in your keepers and it is advisable to prioritize 11 great hitters over pitchers because of their better ability to count points over a week
        or
        do most top 25 pitchers deliver results that are as good as the top 50 hitters.

        I know many leagues have there own weird keeper rules that you learn to finesse as an owner but there does seem to be a standard 6-12 keepers in lower maintenance H2H leagues.
        I play in 3 leagues. :
        a 16 team snake redraft al/nl roto wih a 40 man draft,
        a 12 team al auction draft keep 6 12
        This keep 12 16 team H2H. so the question was have you done posts like this on overall value based on league setup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prioritize great hitters over position

          No, pitchers don’t deliver results of hitters

  22. Todd says:
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    Mahtook was traded to Detroit, I believe…He’ll probably blahtoon with “Middle Finger” Collins

    • Big Odio says:
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      @Todd: or Collins will platoon with Moya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: Ah, I’ll update, must’ve missed it… An even better city!

  23. Branta says:
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    Yahoo Keeper league, 6×6 H2H category wins. Categories are R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG x QS/K/HR/ERA/WHIP/NSVH

    I get to keep 9. Here’s who I am for sure keeping:

    Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant, Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor, Andrew Benintendi

    Here are the guys I am considering keeping, along with what they cost:

    Will cost their ADP as of either today or Feb. 10, not sure which, hoping for the latter because its way too early to be snapshotting imo):

    Gary Sanchez, David Dahl, Byron Buxton, Randall Grichuk, CJ Cron, Greg Bird, Raimel Tapia, Danny Duffy, Alex Reyes

    Cost is based on previous draft slot:

    Lucas Giolito (13th), Jake Arrieta (2nd), Yoan Moncada (19th), Aaron Judge (21st)

    Guys I don’t want and their cost:

    Albert Pujols (1st), Jedd Gyorko (ADP), Masahiro Tanaka (7th), Edwin Diaz (ADP), Ken Giles (ADP), Francisco Rodriguez (12th), Tyler Clippard (ADP)

    Your thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Branta: Sanchez, Dahl, Moncada and Reyes for me…Arrieta scares me in the round

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Gary Sanchez, David Dahl, Byron Buxton, Duffy

      Lots of options though

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I kept flip flopping on Buxton and Moncada

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could go either way… Buxton feels slightly less risky

  24. Big Odio says:
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    Naquin is my wild card of this list. He obviously needs to cut that k rate and improve vs lefties. Your platoon nickname sounds like rudys favorite spot for naughty items in austin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You’re thinking of The Dirty Cowboy Bar & Girl

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: oh god I just imagined rudy in chaps

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh God, why would you do that to me?! Are you coming to Arizona for spring training?

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: that’s a negative ghostrider….but out of curiosity who is going? If ralph went I was considering it but he had to buy a new washer and dryer.

            • Grey

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              Airing all of Ralph’s dirty laundry!

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: but seriously. Beside JB who else is going?

                • Grey

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                  Don’t know yet

                  • Big Odio says:
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                    @Grey: classic you

  25. Clogged Rosterman says:
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    Pretty sure “latoon” is Canadian for latrine, so you’ve got Alex Gordon quite nailed.

    Not feeling Tyler O’Neill? His path seems more immediately clear than Brinson/Frazier/Zimmer/Meadows to me and he hits ball good.

    • Grey

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      HA! Tyler O’Neill the playwright? I think O’Neill is one year away, will highlight him next year if he continues

      • Clogged Rosterman says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha, I was about to reply “I think you mean Eugene _____,” filling in a baseball player named Eugene as the aforementioned playwright, but then I realized that I didn’t know any players named Eugene…

        …and then I did a search for players named Eugene and this is what I got:

        http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=Eugene

        There are quite a few Genes, though. (http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=gene) I guess they all shorten? Bubbles Hargrave actually chose being called “Bubbles” over being called Eugene. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbles_Hargrave

        It also turns out 1972 World Series MVP Gene Tenace’s first name was not Eugene–it was Fury. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/gene-tenaces-real-name/

        Anyway, long story short, my only reply seems to be “I think you mean Eugenio Suarez.”

        • Grey

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          I think you mean Fury Suarez

          • Clogged Rosterman says:
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            @Grey:

            Totally Anthony Weiner’s next twitter handle.

            Speaking of which, how did Weiner not get nominated for Best Documentary?

            • Grey

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              Good question, hadn’t thought about it… It did qualify right? Sometimes they have weird rules about that… My guess is it didn’t get nominated because of Huma, Russia and Hillary… Some combo, all three

              • Clogged Rosterman says:
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                @Grey:

                Google seems to think it was a snub rather than a disqualification.

                Also, Dwight Gooden’s middle name was actually Eugene. Not “Drugs.”

                • Grey

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                  It was actually Eugenelikescrack, was shortened later on

                  • Clogged Rosterman says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Interesting, that’s actually the German for “latrine.” Gooden was good at baseball, though.

                    If Gooden had died at the same age as JoFer, he’s absolutely in the Hall.

                    • Grey

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                      That’s a tough one, but you’re prolly right… I think how he died might’ve played into it

  26. JoeyBell says:
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    Loving your OF list. Back to top-20 — how much would keeper league affect Cespedes vs. Dahl? Is upside-y long term enough to tempt you to keep Dahl over Cespedes this year? (Keep forever league, and one of them would be my 5th and final keeper. Others are Donaldson, Votto, Villar, and Polanco)

    • Grey

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      I’d go Dahl, they’re close enough this year

  27. Big Odio says:
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    Dom Brown signed by the Rockies!

    Somewhere Tehol is busting a huge nut.

    • Grey

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      Tehol’s writing up a Domonic Brown post in a sticky milky substance

      • Big Odio says:
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        @Grey: That’s not a fountain pen!

        • Grey

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          And surely it’s not a magic marker

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: We need this post. A Tehol delusions of wet dreams about Brown getting 600 AB’s at Coors post. It will be as historically accurate as the 50 GOT references mixed in. Please make this happen

            • Grey

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              Tehol is welcome to cream upon on digital sheets any time he wants

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @Big Odio: those posts were absolutely incredible

              • Big Odio says:
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                @SheriffMcRawDawg: sad thing is we read them as satire

  28. DonnieB says:
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    In a keeper league I have Miggy,Thor,Cargo, Kenley, Schoop, Osuna,Lamb,Osuna, B Miller and Renfroe. I have first overall pick. Do I take Stanton,Pollock,Arrieta, D Gordon or Price? Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

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      Stanton

  29. Jax says:
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    Hi Grey,

    First, thanks for always hooking us up with your rankings. Always very much appreciated

    Second, and forgive me if this is a stupid/irrelevant question, but is there something to reference when looking for benchmark percentages of GB%, LD%, FB%, SoftContact%, MedContact%, HardContact%, HR/FB%, etc? If available, I’d like to get an understanding of what the league average is for each cat, or even better, a range of percentage for each category in a tier format (i.e. 0%-33% = bad, 34% – %40 = average, %41+ = good).

    Is there such a thing that exists, or do i just not have an understanding of how these numbers should be interpreted/used and that’s why something like that doesn’t exist?

    Thanks!

    Jax

    • Grey

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      No problem! You just have to dig around Fangraphs a little… I rarely give numbers in a vacuum though… For instance, I’ll say something like his Hard Contact was 20%, which is about the same as a dying goose or Ben Revere….

      • Jax says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha, alright, that makes sense. I just wasn’t sure if there was anything out there that outlines what’s good/bad/in-between for those types of numbers.

        Oh, and do you know when you guys will publish the War Room doc? I love using that thing every year. I assume it can only be published after all the rankings, but ballpark?

        Thanks again!

  30. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Alert Tehol! Rockies sign Dominic Brown.

    In all seriousness, safe to assume nothing but a minor league depth move / playground playmate for Parra? YOU STAY AWAY FROM DAVID DAHL AND RAMIEL TAPIA, DomBro!

    • Grey

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      He’ll face the occasional righty if he makes the team, which is far from guarantee

  31. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Final Keeper spot in a 20-team keeper league (with 20 keepers)
    I’m debating 3 players. My outfield is set, this would be a Utility bat or prospect stash
    I’m probably not in serious contention this year, so I value the future production quite a bit

    Matt Holliday – should help my stats most this year, but health and tail end of career are concerns
    Mitch Haniger – could surprise – another late bloomer a la Blackmon?
    Forrest Wall – love Wall as a future Rockie 2B, but could be 2 years away.

    What say you?

    Love this time of year. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Haniger

  32. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 12-team NFBC draft and hold league, coming to the stage where I’m picking up fliers/back-end insurance for my starting pitching.

    Currently own: Verlander, Hamels, Duffy, Snell, R.Ray, G.Richards.

    Which four would you choose from the following to complement the above:

    Pomz
    Nova
    Taijuan
    Junior Guerra
    Cobb
    Z.Davies
    Daniel Norris
    M.Montgomery
    M.Strahm
    Skaggs
    Conley
    Gsellman
    Z.Wheeler
    Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice staff! Walker, Nova, Norris, Montgomery

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Always good to have men complimenting my staff.

        Thank you!

        • Grey

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          Haha

  33. Warren says:
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    Hey Grey! Can’t wait for DH rankings tomorrow wooooo!!!! jk, thanks for all the awesome work. Very interested to see your pitcher rankings. Odd year with very little safe options

    Pick 6 Keepers, 10 team OBP league (ranked in my current thoughts on value).

    $9 Correa
    $18 Rizzo
    $21 Harper
    $20 Donaldson
    $12 Polanco
    $11 Just Dong
    $15 Syndergaard
    $35 Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. $9 Correa
      $18 Rizzo
      $21 Harper
      $20 Donaldson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, hit submit early…. Betts, JD

  34. Raoul Duke says:
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    Hey Grey, hopefully you don’t mind league procedure questions, but I was wondering what your preference is for playoff tiebreakers? The league I am in currently uses batting avg but I personally feel it isn’t any better of an indicator as to how well a team performed that week than say runs, or era.

    Since you have many years of experience I thought you might have some incite as to what works best.

    • Warren says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Our league just does it based on regular season record. If you tie 5-5, team with higher seed advances.

    • Grey

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      Overall record from the season as tiebreaker, runs would be 2nd tiebreaker

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Thanks fellas. Regular season record is what I was pushing for but there were some that felt too much weight was being placed on regular season record since the team with the best record already received a first round bye. Those same individuals wanted the tiebreaker to be decided on performance from that week, so I suggested doing offensive WAR minus FIP for that week. Team with the biggest difference would move on. Not sure how well it would work, and it would obviously be a crap ton of work, but I was trying to come up with a compromise. Anyway, thanks again for your input.

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        @Raoul Duke: only things i’d ever use would be these in whatever order you want
        1. seed (this makes seasonal record mean something)
        2. h2h record

        or invert that order.

  35. Raider says:
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    TMSIDK is a good one, Levitt/Dubner have some other good stuff too… shame they had to be used in the same blurb as delino deshizznet

  36. jack florida says:
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    just returned from seeing the founder and hidden figures, two more films very well done. pretty good time to see movies right now, quite a few good ones out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, was a good year for films… I liked more films this year than last year… You see Arrival? Bit polarizing, but I liked it

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: yes saw Arrival–liked it
        my top 5 that i saw

        1—moonlight
        2—silence
        3—la la land
        4—hidden figures
        5—arrival

        • Grey

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          See Hell or High Water, I think you’ll like it

          • jack florida says:
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            @Grey: thanks, i will

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: have to chime in here; watched Arrival this past weekend, loved it. any time you can feel your brain rewiring b/c of a paradox in a film, I’m all for it.

        semi-related: definitely felt like a dick for ragging on Amy Adams’ acting in the beginning. not a huge fan of hers in general, but saying “see?! there’s just no emotion there” to the gf — was a bit… premature

        • Grey

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          Yeah, I was lukewarm in the beginning, but it stuck its landing which is the hardest thing to do, and when you can have a twist that works, it’s a solid plus

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: plus the pace was great after the first 15 mins.

            biggest issue with it — the catlike/meowy music burning holes in my ears when they got to the ship for the first time.

            it was like meow the jewels.

            • Grey

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              HA, agreed

              • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                @Grey: speaking of which, pretty pumped to see Run the Jewels for the first time here in a couple weeks. . you listen to the new album?

                • Grey

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                  I listened to it a few times, but I can’t say I’m familiar with it… Need to listen more… Where you going to see them, good venue?

                  • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                    @Grey: absolutely not. Myth nightclub in my hometown of Maplewood MN. Shut down for a year or so after several “stabbings” but what you gonna do. Also it’s on Valentine’s Day and the gf thought I was bluffing.

                    Big fan of the album; can just throw it on and let it go.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, love that she thought you were bluffing… nah, baby, I’m not bluffing, I’m testing your love

  37. Slimbo says:
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    Hey man! Baseball season is almost here…giggity

    Need to drop a rp from my team..who goes? Giles, Colome or Ramos ( saves only)

    I currently have osuna, davis and diaz holding the fort down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  38. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Breaking News: Rockies sign Dom Brown to minor league contract! (Tehol gets sweaty palms) Poor Grey has to redo his entire top Outfield post. LOL!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  39. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Oops. Got so excited didn’t read previous posts about this HUGE news!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  40. Blind Umps have Rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    16 team h2h with 6 keepers, 1 of each position (3 any OF), 1 util, anywhere from 6-7 RP optimal, leaving room for 8 SP total and 1 BN hitter. technically you could also go with only 1 RP, and 12 SP and 2 BN hitters, but i think optimally it’s 7 or 8 (if 8 one is a streamer, but only 4 moves per week) SP and 6 RP. holds/QS and hits/OPS added to normal 5X5 stuff.

    i’m obviously keeping arenado/goldy/thor/odor but which two out of
    segura/j.upton/c.santana/duvall/pollock/kendricks/r.hill? binary just keep or not, no round costs nor escalating costs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice username…. Segura, Pollock… Though last one is tough, maybe Santana or Hendricks depending on how you feel about UTIL that early and ability to get other SPs at draft

      • Blind Umps have Rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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        @Grey: since i have enough steals in general from goldy/odor/segura and it being a deeper league esp from it being h2h is only reason the other white fish (pollock) vs c-sant vs hendricks i think even comes up. in a shallower league i’d go hitter every time here, or esp if we were a 5 OF league (and probably just go pollick in that case). hard to believe upton’s fallen this low that he’s maybe the 3rd or 4th hitter choice (behind maybe duvall too) here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upton behind Duvall, for sure… He’s terrible for 4 months at a time… If you think too much SBs, then I’d likely go Santana next

          • Blind Umps have Rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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            @Grey: i’m more leaning hendricks just from needing 7 or 8 SP in a 16 team league, even as i’m in the boat of him not being that great and just gotten quite lucky last year. but that being said in a QS league his value might be higher than not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just need to take your Southern bumpkin lady and move to LA

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m not pretty enough; however, just tonight we were talking about how a script of weed in CA could help her anxiety.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Move here and the weed is your oyster

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: She’s never been into it, I’m a couple years removed. Man, Vegas is as far west as I’ve ever made it.

            • Grey

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              Never been to Cali, huh?

  41. Jon says:
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    Should I deal Puig in a keeper league for shark or Jordan Zimmerman?

    Puig is my 4third OFer behind Springer, Polanco and Benintendi.

    I just feel like Puig will have a year.. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Puig

  42. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    AL only 10 team h2h with 1 of each position with 1 CI, 1 MI a 4th OF, 1 util, 4 RP slots, 7 or 8 SP optimal (leaving 1 or 2 BN slots for hitters). net steals over steals, OBP over AVG, total bases added for hitting, QS over wins, holds added for pitchers. we have 3 keepers and use last year’s ADP (from fantasy pros end of season stats, average across many sites) for round costs. so you benefit from finding guys who will gain value from last year to this one. we can’t lose a player midseason, but if a guy isn’t in AL as of our draft date even if he ended year on a team he can’t be a keeper. my options:
    miggy/correa (1)
    springer/frazier (2)
    longo (6)
    hanram (7)
    rajai (23)
    reddick (11)
    lawrie (12)
    pedro A (14, assumption being he signs to DH somewhere)
    orlando (25)
    duffy (19)
    porcello (17)
    allen (6)
    colome (22)
    pineda (8)
    shoemaker (20)
    kennedy (13)
    musgrove/n.jones/harris (25)

    if i grab 2 guys in same round i get to move one of them to better for me round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great, huh? Miggy, Correa and Springer

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: didn’t know if duffy in the 19th, or rajai in 23rd or maybe colome 22nd were better values. the whole try to crowbar value rather than safely break even with the top end guys at top end prices. i could still draft similar to miggy/correa/springer in top 3 rounds (albeit springer WON’T be around in the real 3rd), but obviously no duffy in the 19th (my guess is he’s a 3rd or 4th now)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like them, but w/ only 3 keepers, may as well keep 3 best

  43. hooydonck says:
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    How many ABs do you think Alex Dickerson will get?

  44. Jim Wiser says:
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    Where is Conforto? I don’t think I missed him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s in the minors, if he gets traded or someone in the Mets’ OF gets injured/traded, I’ll rank and project him

  45. Viv Savage says:
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    So Conforto doesn’t crack your top 100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s slated for the minors

      • Viv Savage says:
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        @Grey: ok, I have to either keep him one more year for a buck or three years (including this season) for $6.00..I’m guessing you wouldn’t recommend committing to the 3?

        • Grey

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          Nah, $6 is too much

          • Viv Savage says:
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            @Grey: that’s what I figured. Thanks & keep up the good work

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

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