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This post is about 3000 words due to wanting to cover everyone.  Stupid, OCD!  OCD Voice, “Don’t forget to touch your elbow 75 times before ranking these guys, it’s good luck!”  Due to its length, I’ll get right to the good stuff.  All the 2013 fantasy baseball rankings are there.  All 2013 Fantasy Baseball Position Eligibility is there.  All 2013 fantasy baseball sleepers are there.  All 2013 fantasy baseball rookies are there.  All 2013 fantasy baseball dollar values are there.  All 2013 fantasy baseball hitter projections are there.  All 2013 fantasy baseball pitcher projections are there.  And everything tangentially related to nonsense is there.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 starters for 2013 fantasy baseball:

81. Hisashi Iwakuma – This tier started in the top 80 starters for 2013 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes from here until Teheran.  I called this tier, “Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.”  Iwakuma’s 2012 numbers were: 3.16/1.28 and a 7.25 K-rate, which is nice.  Want it to be nicer?  Of course you do, you greedy SOB.  As a starter, his ERA was 2.65 and his WHIP was 1.23.  This year there shouldn’t be any bouncing between bullpen and rotation.  Not if I can help it (I can’t).  I could’ve also ranked Erasmo Ramirez here.  Their projections are similar.  If nothing else, both will make nice MarginersJason Vargas who?!  He’s an ex-Mariners pitcher who pitched well at home and not so great on the road.  He’s now on the Angels.  I know, Random Italicized Voice.  I figured, since you were the one that told me about Vargas’s trade.  Okay, can I move on?  Who’s stopping you?  2013 Projections:  9-12/3.56/1.26/152

82. Vance Worley – When he was traded, I wrote this, “Will become the Twins number one starter, which can be illustrated by a sideways emoticon with a piece of hay hanging out the side of its mouth, saying things like, “Over yonder a piece.”  Maybe the Major League Baseball Association, as spam comments call it, can fold the Twins and Astros together and make an egg-white omelet.  Worley’s not a bad gamble for the Twins (that wasn’t sarcastic, though even in my head it sounded it).  He did end the season on the DL with elbow problems, getting shut down at the tail end of August.  August’s Tail End, “Stop staring at me.”  Worley had some loose bodies removed from his ‘bow and should be ready for Spring Training.  That’s really the only huge red flag.  In Hubert H. Homerfree Retrodome, he could easily be a 3.75-ish pitcher with an average-ish WHIP.  He did have an 8+ K-rate as recently as 2011 and he’s only 25.  There’s some possibility here for a slight break out, so get proactive.  (Pun point!)”  And that’s me quoting me!  2013 Projections:  9-11/3.90/1.28/155

83. Wily Peralta – I was watching The Biggest Loser the other night.  I know, how appropriate of me.  That’s cute.  Thanks.  So, on the show, they had an NFL player.  I don’t know who, but that got me thinking.  When I was a kid, baseball players were the go-to inspirational kid role models.  You’d see guys like Johnny Bench show up, smack some kid’s ass in a non-sexual way and tell them they could be like him with hard work and a prematurely balding head.  I want baseball players to matter again.  This saddens me.  I blame Bud Selig.  Besides everything he’s done to baseball, he’s completely out of touch.  Plus, he wears a toupee.  All you need is a prematurely balding head, like Bench said!  Toupees are the antithesis to the American flag, apple pie and baseball!  Why do I mention this right now?  Well, first, Sky from our fantasy football blog, already went over his Wily Peralta fantasy.  I agree with him.  Peralta is a solid option as a late round gamble for Ks, but he’s not guaranteed a rotation spot and he’s pretty wild like a YoGa-lite.  Which would be pilates.  Actually, YoGa-lite would be more like sitting in an uncomfortable position on a subway train where the air-conditioning isn’t working.  2013 Projections:  7-10/4.12/1.33/135 in 140 IP

84. Nate Eovaldi – This tier is also filled with young pitchers on poor teams.  Eovaldi averages a 94 MPH fastball; can touch 98 MPH.  An average 94 MPH fastball would’ve been a top five average fastball velocity last year if he had enough innings to qualify.  You can teach control (hopefully; especially in Peralta’s case), you can teach conditioning (again, Peralta can use some help there) and build up stamina, you can’t teach stuff.  Eovaldi’s stuff is solid.  Though his name backwards is naive.  2013 Projections:  8-12/4.15/1.36/144

85. Wade LeBlanc – As I alluded to in the top 80 starters with Tillman and Cobb, LeBlanc is safer than Eovaldi, Eovaldi has more upside.  For kinda the same reasons.  LeBlanc averages an 87 MPH fastball.  The best we can hope for with LeBlanc is an Emmy nomination for his comic portrayal of himself that he claims is a not really how he acts but–  Wait, that’s not the best that could happen to this LeBlanc.  Best we could hope for this LeBlanc is a Miley-type year.  2013 Projections:  9-13/4.04/1.33/100

86. Trevor Bauer – When he went to the Indians, here’s what I said, “The Diamondbacks really did not want Bauer.  In general, they just love trading German last-named pitching prospects… Scherzer, Bauer.  Double-A phenom, Dirk Nietzsche, better not unpack.  While the rest of the major leagues hoards young pitchers, prospect arms move through the D-Backs’ system like they’re bad Mexican food.  Wait, Arizona did have that whole “Let’s build a fence around our state” thing.  Nah, can’t be related.  This trade does seem absolutely asinine from the outside looking in for Arizona.  We get it, you don’t like that he throws the ball 300 feet in practice.  You couldn’t just ask him to warm up differently.  I already went over my Trevor Bauer 2013 fantasy.  I’m not going to change my projections with the league switch.  My thought is he’s still going to be raw, and, while Progressive is more neutral for pitchers, it won’t matter.  He can pitch anywhere; his problem is he needs to control his stuff.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2013 Projections:  6-7/3.85/1.38/168 in 160 innings

87. Carlos Villanueva – Doesn’t he sound like a sheriff in a telenovela?  Sheriff Chuck Newtown, as the gringos would say, has never thrown more than 125 1/3 IP in a season and he’s 29 years old, so upside here is tenuous at best and non-existent at worst.  He’s always excelled better in relief (4.80 ERA vs. 3.76 ERA; starting vs. relieving), and has never possessed an overpowering fastball.  Due to a league change and the K-rate he put up last year (8.76), I’m willing to throw a flyer his way.  2013 Projections:  8-10/4.10/1.32/162

88. Dan Straily – When he was called up last year, the heavens opened and said, “Grey, this guy leads the minor leagues in Ks, grab him now!”  But it turned out he doesn’t really have a 10+ K-rate type stuff, averaging a 91 MPH fastball.  He made this obvious when he had a 7+ K-rate in 39 1/3 IP last year in the majors.  The heavens didn’t mention he lacked the stuff for Ks.  Heavens, “Sorry.”  No worries.  “Cool, thanks for being understanding.  There’s still no place for you here.”  Yet? “Um, yeah, that’s what I meant.”  2013 Projections:  7-9/4.12/1.29/135

89. Tyler Skaggs – I already went over my Tyler Skaggs 2013 fantasy.  I wrote it when I was on one.  2013 Projections: 10-7/4.10/1.29/140 in 180 IP

90. Jacob Turner – Our prospect writer, Scott, wrote about Turner, “His stuff isn’t as overwhelming, but he mixes four pitches well and displays advanced command.  If, for instance, Grey was in a dunk tank, Turner could hit the bull’s eye and Grey would emerge from the water with a wet t-shirt and rock hard nipples.”  Wow, I didn’t remember that last part at all.  As with most guys that possess control but not elite stuff, Turner’s upside is limited.  2013 Projections:  7-8/4.22/1.27/110

91. Julio Teheran – As with most young pitchers, Teheran might show no signs of translating his minor league success into major league success, then, out of nowhere, everything clicks.  Sometimes this takes a few years; other times it’s overnight.  Last year, Teheran was ugly, but at 22 years old those struggles could disappear and he could be a number three starter.  More than likely, he’s going to be a messy project like Hamsterdam.  2013 Projections:  7-9/4.45/1.40/110

92. Cory Luebke – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Hudson.  I call this tier, “Hey, you may as well fill your free DL spot until Jed Lowrie hurts himself.”  I don’t believe in drafting a guy that will be suspended or a guy who will be in the minors for two months in redraft leagues, since they’d clog up a bench spot.  A DL’d player is a whole ‘nother ball game.  Well, actually, the same ball game, but you catch my drift, especially if you’re downwind of me.  If you have a DL spot, go ahead and grab one of these guys.  Don’t do it before the last round because here’s what will happen.  “Hmm… I’d like to pick up Starling Marte because some stunod just dropped him, but Yahoo hasn’t officially put Pineda on the DL yet… Maybe I’ll go ask Grey when players are officially DL’d.  He’s real smart.”  Yahoo, ESPN, CBS and all of the boutique fantasy sites that you think are cool for playing at but are really just a pain don’t DL players until the start of the year, so more than likely you’re gonna drop Luebke before the season even starts.  If you make it to April with Luebke (or any of these guys), they might be able to help you if you hold them on the DL for a few months.  Luebke had Tommy John surgery in late-May last year.  At least I think it was late-May because that’s when it was reported that Dr. James Andrews was driving around in a new Peugeot.  Usually it’s 14 months until pitchers return, so around July for Luebke.  Maybe late-June, if he’s lucky.  2013 Projections:  6-3/3.60/1.19/80

93. Brandon Beachy – In June of last year, Dr. James Andrews bought a condo in Miami.  He said to the realtor, “That’s my Beachy money!”  Beachy will also return around midseason.  I’m guessing I’m gonna have a lot of (fill-in player’s name) returns this week; grab him Buy/Sell’s.  Bee tee dubya, some of the projections aren’t bad in this tier, but there is a lot of risk with these guys.  A pitcher has a setback with his arm and he misses the season.  Or it takes him longer than anticipated to get a feel for his pitches, and we don’t see him until August or September.  2013 Projections: 8-4/3.47/1.23/84

94. Colby Lewis – Had elbow surgery in July and hopes to return about a year later.  Colby’s a Survivor!  2013 Projections:  7-5/3.75/1.21/87

95. Michael Pineda – He’s due back late-June, as well.  It’s anyone’s guess how he’ll do.  My guess is not great.  I mean, my guess is Pineda won’t be great, not that I’m a poor guesser.  2013 Projections:  5-3/4.30/1.25/96

96. Daniel Hudson -  Had TJ surgery in July, but Hudson is saying he’ll only need 12 months of recovery time from his Tommy John surgery.  Who am I to doubt him?  Actually, I do doubt him.  I’d put his return date around mid-August, and wouldn’t be surprised if he only throws 20 innings this year.  2013 Projections:  2-1/4.05/1.32/27

97. Wandy Rodriguez – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “Doode, just draft a middle reliever.”  The Worldwide Leader in Things That Were Interesting Six Months After They Talk About Them puts Wandy down as the point where starters go from good to not good.  The Wandemarcation line, to make their shizz more clever.   The Equatoriguez.  The Berlin Wandy.  If Wandy’s your cutoff for good and not good, you’re in a Throwback to 2011 league.  2013 Projections:  11-13/3.98/1.30/132

98. Derek Holland – I could’ve also named this tier, “I could see ESPN ranking these guys much higher.”  There’s nothing inherently wrong with these guys (other than their collective ERA is over 4.)  There’s also not a whole lot right with them, either.  One of these guys who we know exactly what to expect from will yell, “Liar!” and prove us all wrong, then for the next three months you will wait for his ERA to catch up to his xFIP and for the other shoe to drop.  2013 Projections:  13-11/4.10/1.27/150

99. Wei-Yin Chen – Now, none of this is to say I won’t pick up one of the guys in this tier if they do well out of the gate.  I’m just not wasting a draft pick on any of them.  Here’s a scenario.  You draft Chen instead of Bundy because you know the O’s won’t put Bundy in the starting rotation to start the year and you don’t want to clog up a spot.  Well, the O’s surprise the world and insert Bundy into the rotation.  Try prying Bundy from his owner’s hands by trading him Wei-Yin.  How about No-Wei-Jose?  2013 Projections:  10-12/4.17/1.29/148

100. Justin Masterson – He was an extreme homeschooler last year with a 3.62 ERA in Progressive vs. 6.40 ERA elsewhere.  If only the people who lived in Cleveland enjoyed being home that much.  2013 Projections:  9-10/3.90/1.36/162

After the top 100 starters for 2013 fantasy baseball there’s a lot of names, but here’s some more:

Jason Vargas – Here’s what I said this offseason about Vargas, “Traded to the Angels.  What’s the thanks the Mariners get for raising Jason Vargas?  Some indie film cred from the Hispanic community.  It’s not enough.  They put him on the map.  Now, he’s got big city pressure (not really; it’s Anaheim, people) and he’s no longer in the pitcher friendly confines of Safeco.  His numbers at the Big A over his career aren’t bad (2.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 6.8 K/9), but last year his total away numbers were 4.78 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and a 5.5 K/9.  I tend to believe the latter numbers more, if by latter I mean last year’s away ERA, et al (not the Israeli airline).  He’ll mean more to the Angels, than he will for fantasy, except in favorable matchups.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2013 Projections:  13-9/4.22/1.30/129

Ross Detwiler – I wouldn’t be surprised to see Detwiler end up in the bullpen at some point, and he’s beholden to BABIP because he throws so many ground balls.  If his grounders miss gloves, Detwiler is unownable.  Also, the Nats will be contending this year (weird!) and won’t have time to let Detwiler figure things out.  2013 Projections:  12-9/4.09/1.30/118

Ricky Nolasco – I have a tattoo on my torso that says, “Ricky Nolasco used to be good.”  If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t remember it either.  2013 Projections:  10-11/4.33/1.34/133

Clay Buchholz – Here’s why I don’t love Cueto or Hellickson.  For two years, Buchholz proved everyone wrong by outperforming his xFIP, by almost two runs at one point.  Then last year, the balls no longer were bouncing right, which is also a common complaint for a klutzy prostitute.  2013 Projections:  12-8/4.02/1.31/138

Aaron Harang – Will probably split time with Chris Capuano or Ted Lilly.  If the Dodgers were smart, they’d let Capuano start the year because his 1st half ERA is more than a run better than his 2nd half ERA.  FWIWuertz, Harang has around a 3.60 ERA in his last 350 innings.  That wasn’t in one game.  Dusty Baker, “I tried!”  2013 Projections:  9-8/3.95/1.39/115 in 155 innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez – In three years his fastball velocity has dropped from 96 MPH to 92 MPH.  By 2017, he’s gonna be throwing eephus pitches.  That’s Ulobo to you.  2013 Projections:  10-14/4.42/1.45/140

Ricky Romero -  The obvious question for Romero is can he bounce back?  The easy answer is:  maybe.  The complicated answer is:  he won’t be as bad as he was last year.  No one can be and stay in the major leagues for very long.  If he’s that bad again in April and May, he’ll be demoted.  As I said going into last year, he wasn’t as good as he showed in 2011.  Well, he wasn’t as bad in 2012.  But there’s some serious issues.  He had the worst walk rate in the major leagues last year.  He stopped throwing his fastball and reverted to throwing nothing but cutters and curves.  Now whether that was because of an injury, I don’t know.  He did have elbow surgery in October.  This was relatively minor elbow surgery, if any elbow surgery can be for a pitcher.  Since his pitch selection so dramatically changed in 2012, it would make sense that it was due to a hidden injury that might be fixed now.  I’m just not risking it coming out of a draft.  If he’s on waivers in mid-April after a decent start or two, maybe I’ll grab him.  2013 Projections:  13-11/4.27/1.35/146

Jaime Garcia – Was shut down twice last year with shoulder issues, and chose not to have surgery.  Garcia isn’t planning on being on the DL as of right now.  By the time you finish this sentence, he could be.  Or now… Now?  How about… Now?  There he goes.  2013 Projections:  5-8/4.07/1.38/90

Paul Maholm – Last year, he threw 500+ more pitches than the year before and thirty percent of those pitches were sliders.  Here’s to Maholm ending up on Rudy’s risky pitcher post!  2013 Projections:  9-8/4.17/1.35/115

Henderson Alvarez – You might think you’re outsmarting everyone by drafting one of the guys in this tier, but you’re only outsmarting yourself.  Holding these guys on your team coming out of the draft ends up just clogging your lineup so you can’t pick up a hot hitter in the spring or a guy that surprises by getting a starting job.  You need a scenario?  Okay, here ya go, “Grey, you magnificent mustachioed bastard!  Dee Gordon was just traded to the Padres… Is he worth a pick up or should I hold Henderson Alvarez?  I really like Alvarez on the Marlins, though I know you weren’t excited about him– Forget it, while I was writing that Gordon was picked up by someone else.  Eh, Gordon will probably only steal 75 bases with a full time job.  I still got Henderson Alvarez who had a 3+ K-rate last year.”  2013 Projections:  7-12/4.30/1.40/90

John Danks – I could’ve just as easily listed Edinson “Strikes, What Strikes?” Volquez, Brett “Strikes? I Haven’t Hit Anyone In A While” Myers, Andy “I Will Play Long Enough For This Whole Steroids Issue To Blow Over” Pettitte, Jeff “Niemann!” Niemann, Ervin “Not Magic” Santana, Bruce “Not Joyce” Chen, Joe “Is Joe” Blanton, Bronson “I Make My Fastball Work By Throwing A 45 MPH Changeup” Arroyo, Barry “You Call That A Changeup, Arroyo, Looks Like A Fastball To Me” Zito, Mark “Once A Year I Throw A Gem” Buehrle, All Rockies Starters Will Be Limited To 90-100 Pitches, All Hodgepadres, Gavin “MacLeod” Floyd or I could’ve listed any other veteran pitcher here, and I kinda just did.  2013 Projections:  11-9/3.97/1.33/140

  1. Hats for Bats says:
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    Once again, you leave the best for the last blurb. Arroyo / Zito FTW

  2. jimbo says:
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    1 Wouldn’t rostering these guys de/un-clog a staff when a better option is available? (How long until an anxious owner drops someone from a higher tier? Having a tweener from the same higher tier would be more cloggifying, no?)
    2 What the eff am i doing awake and in the office at 130am?

    Takes guts to land a top arm, or two, and start out with mostly filler. As you said, many of the best pickups happen early.

    I’d be fine – not happy, just ‘fine’ – with Cobb, Miller, Detwiler, Kendrick, Worley, Buchholz to round out a team (better be a helluva…n offense tho). Heck, if two of those guys work out I’m dancin.

    At least i won’t stress about SP 20-60. If offense is picked clean and someone falls…great. If not, i won’t pass on offensive upside (like i did with Adam Jones to land Garza, or Ed Encarnacion to land Luebke).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jimbo: 1. Yup. 2. Too much coke

  3. bossmanjunior says:
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    I noticed one omission I would have absolutely included, Chris Archer. Hopefully you forgot him, but if you didn’t, I would like to hear the rationale.

    In 25 AAA starts last season, Archer posted a 3.66 ERA/3.25 FIP with a 26.2% k-rate and 11.7% bb-rate. In the majors, he made 4 phenomenal starts. Over that span he posted a 3.80 ERA/2.71 FIP with a 33.3% k-rate and 8.6% bb-rate. While this looks too good to be true (honestly those are CY Young esque rates), its worth mentioning he was lights out in the minors the second half of the season. His change up has come a long way and compliments a mid to high 90′s fastball and devastating slider. Fangraphs has every one of his pitches last year as above average. Most fangraph projections seem to agree, forecasting a high 3 ERA and around a 9 k/9.

    The biggest caveat is opportunity. As it stands right now, Archer is first in line and the only pitcher standing in his way is Jeff “Niemann! ” Niemann. This is the same pitcher that only threw 38 innings last season and has made multiple trips to the DL the last few seasons. There is an off chance the Rays give Roberto Hernandez a chance, but I imagine they envision his role remaining in the bullpen. So when it comes to Archer, its a matter of when not if he gets the opportunity to solidify a sports in the rotation this season.Archer could easily the third best fantasy option in Tampa Bay as soon as 2013.

  4. Steve says:
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    Jonathan Sanchez has hooked up with the Pirates. I guess he’s coming in the Top 120 post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Um… Yeah…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Sad trombone. Was trying to think of a guy you hold out hope for every year. He’s the best I could do…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the Ks, but he’s been so terrible now for a bit… I’d pick him up in-season if he’s putting something together…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: I know. I was really just joking about him and the 120. Not one of my better ones…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!

  5. TheNewGuy says:
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    Fantastic stuff, the last para was just hillarious.

    Interesting (and crazy) to see so many big names ranked so late now. Romero, Buchholtz, Ubaldo, Hudson, Garcia. All names that woulda garnered a fairly high pick a year or so ago. And fair play Grey didnt like any of these guys last year ‘cept for Hudson!

    The Fantasy Baseball pitching world changes so fast yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Thanks! Yeah, few of these guys can bounce back, but they’ll be there for the taking off waivers in most leagues too…

  6. Jay says:
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    Thanks for the analysis Grey; I’ve always appreciated your willingness to attach projections to your rankings.

    Pitching seems so random; I don’t even know which stats to trust any more. Even K/BB isn’t foolproof.

    Question: in a 12 team mixed league with 3 rounds of annual keeper inflation, would you rather have Jordan Zimmermann in the 5th or Trevor Bauer in the 17th? Other three keepers are hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: No problem…. I’d go with Zimmermann…

  7. Tony says:
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    So this is actually All the injured guys that won’t pitch most of the year and scrubs.

    Hopefully all the “talented” guys on this list bounce back next year…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: They could, but the signs aren’t exactly pointing that way…

  8. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey, any chance we can resurrect Hater Bell this season? Today, Karabell’s column is about Valverde being a sleeper for Saves this year. His only points of analysis: (1) he has 259 more career saves than Cishek; and (2) Valverde had a 1.24 WHIP last season. I don’t really care one way or another about the premise of the article, but how does that kind of pathetic writing hold any water considering the breadth of quality fantasy sites around these days? It astounds me.

    You also came up with 3 more clever names for The Worldwide Leader’s Wandy-line in the amount of time it takes to go *belch*. Congrats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van Hammersly: I hear he’s a Fantasy Sports Hall of Famer, which is located in the bathroom at the Bowling Hall of Fame…

  9. FKuzmich says:
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    Never heard of a “stunod” but I do notice it’s “donuts” backwards. Mmmmm…stunods…

  10. Tyler says:
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    Grey, you were really high on Brad Peacock last year a a late round sleeper. Any chance you are drafting him with the chance he starts for the Astros? What line would you give him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: High and a bit drunk… He’s not in the Astros rotation yet and he was terrible in the minors last year… I don’t have a line for him right now…

  11. DomoArigatoMr.Votto says:
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    So— based on pure keeper value in a 10-team mixed 16X16 league (with each player losing 1/3 of the previous years draft value– i.e. Player selected in Round 9 is worth a 6th rounder the following year). Which pitcher is the safest bet to pair with my other keeper, Trout (Rd. 20); waiver pick-up= Round 23?

    Cain- 4th round
    Bumgarner- 5th round
    J. Zimmerman- 10th round
    K. Medlen- Waiver/23rd Round
    A. Chapman- Waiver/23rd Round

    Same scenario in a 12-team league-
    To pair with Giancarlo Stanton (Round 8- previous keeper)–

    Z. Greinke- Round 2
    Gio Gonzalez- Round 9
    Johnny Cueto- Round 14
    Or the hell with them and retain Longoria (1st) or Reyes (2nd)?

    Thanks as always for the sage advice!

  12. Jeff says:
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    I’ve been offered J. Zimmerman for Rios.

    I was planning to keep Rios, but my SP is thin. We keep 15 players total.

    My current OF keepers are; Hamilton, Harper, Rios, Trumbo and either Reddick or Eaton.

    My current SP keepers are; Gio and Scherzer

    Basically I would be keeping Zimmerman over Rios.

    Other keepers include Santana (C), Pedroia (2B), Hill (2B), Zimmerman (3B), Middlebrooks (3B), Rutledge (2B,SS), Motte (RP) and Jansen (RP).

    Can I afford to lose the bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: I’d take Zimmermann…

  13. PujolsJunkie says:
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    $125 cap, contracts signed for 1-3 years, 40 man rosters, normal H2H points league but pitcher Ks are worth 1/2 point. Weekly rosters, start 9 hitters/5 SP/1 closer (closers score very little in this format and as such, go for no more than $3).

    My team pre-auction is:

    C-Rosario, $0.25
    1B-Goldschmidt, $6.25
    2B-Kinsler, $7
    3B-Headley, $2
    SS-Aybar, $1.75
    OF-Harper, $1
    OF-Choo, $7.50
    OF-
    DH-

    C-Grandal, $0.50
    SS-Peralta, $1.75

    SP-Bumgarner, $2
    SP-Morrow, $4
    SP-B.Anderson, $2
    SP-Samardzija, $0.75
    SP-Lynn, $1.50
    CL-

    SP-Pettitte, $2
    SP- Wei-Yin Chen, $0.25
    SP-B.Norris, $0.50
    SP-R.Delgado, $0.50
    SP-T.Stauffer, $0.50

    Prospects – Xander Bogaerts, $0.50 / Byron Buxton, $0.25 / Kevin Gausman, $0.50

    Anyway, I have 18 players to get and $81.75 to spend, which is huge. Most teams that have that much to spend need to fill out most of their team. My question is, I’ve been offered Jose Reyes ($12 for a year) for Pettitte ($2 for a year). Obviously the deal is fine on paper but do you think it’s worth keeping that money in place and letting it fly with Aybar as my starter? There are some major players out there to spend on. To name a few, Pujols, Kemp, Hamilton, Prince, Longoria, both Uptons, Edwin Encarnacion, Beltre, Craig, Bautista on the offensive side – Sabathia, Hamels, Wainwright, C.Lee, Cain, Gallardo, Halladay, Kuroda to highlight the better arms available. If I did the deal, I’d still have a fine amount to spend, but is it worth trading for Reyes and having $10 less, or should I stick with what I’ve got and see what auction brings? If the turf in Toronto didn’t worry me so much in regards to Reyes and his hammy issues of the past, I may have done this already.

    Thanks to anyone that bothers to read all that and responds! =D

  14. 2 Giant rings says:
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    How do you feel about taking two OF with your first two picks in a draft? Sometimes they are the best players available on the board but if you take two right out of the gate your infield will probably won’t be strong. And what do you do when the third pick has an OF as the best value pick? You can’t take 3 OF or you’re really in a hole so please admonish me about taking 2 OF to start the draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Giant rings: I wouldn’t draft two OFs with my first two picks… I’ll be posting 1st and 2nd round pairings soon…

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: what if the second outfielder happened to Giancarlo!!!! that would be the only time right? ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, of course!

    • Jay29 says:
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      @2 Giant rings: I’d say it depends on your league. If it’s 3 OF then you’d have to be bowled over to get 2 OFs (say, Trout and Kemp, or something crazy good like that).

      But if your league starts 5 OFs, then maybe you can go with 2 OF, especially if it seems like the league is going bananas for infielders. If, say, guys like Posey, Reyes, Kinsler, Wright, etc., start going in the 2nd round before you pick, then getting that 2nd OF could be a value pick. You’d probably end up having to go cheap at at least one IF position, but the point is I wouldn’t rule it out.

      Going OF-OF-OF? Pretty crazy no matter the situation.

  15. inertiatic says:
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    Grey you magnificent mustachioed bastard, I’ve missed your razor sharp wit. Not that you get dull in the offseason, just that I haven’t been paying attention. Good to see you’re still you when I come back around.

    Bee-tee-dubya I just traded my James Harden & Darren Collison for Paul George & Al Jefferson in my 12 tm Roto league. Who wins that deal ROS? I think I did pretty well for myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, inertiatic! I have no idea who those names are…

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @inertiatic: George Jefferson. You’ll be moving’ on up to the east side now.

  16. ShidestheLimit says:
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    Nice article. Definitely hoping I won’t be scraping with any of these guys this year.

    Quick question: If Nelson Cruz faces a 50-game suspension and the Rangers move Moreland to RF and Kinsler to 1B, where would you rank Profar as an everyday 2B? Top 5 2B’s? Top 10? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’d be around 15th overall…

      • ChillmanCometh says:
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        @Grey: 2nd baseman? or overall overall?

  17. Sideshow says:
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    3 guys not even named in the top 100+ in a AL only league.
    1. Zach Britton
    2.Zach McCallister
    3. Ian Nova
    Any potential, garbage or hot garbage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost put Britton and McAllister in… They all have potential to be relevant in the 1st half… I’d rank them the same way you have…

  18. Mr. Gray… Your making me tired too – with all the work your doing… Thanks

    Hisashi Iwakuma… With Mr. M ensconced in his Vet Home now… I will not have to listen to him the whole draft – “we need a nice Japanese boy on our team”… This fella was to be a salve… I don’t think, he will hurt ya.. Ks???

    Ricky Romero… He lingered so long in the minors after a great college career.. Then he breaks out!!! And then???? Is there any bounce here… I’m puzzled… But, worth a flyer if you are kinda desperate… Or are you feeling lucky, today???… ??????????

    Straily… Tout empty stats focus at work here… You were a victim… When he came up to the A’s last year.. Everyone there knew, he was a low low 90s kinda guy with super control and a 5 pitch inventory… Nobody in the Internet Roto world seemed to be aware of this… Can he have success = Yes… Big MLB K #s not likely.. Decent someday??… He will be sent back to AAA when Colon returns… Do not draft him… He’ll never get the innings you are projecting without injury/s to the A’s staff – more than 10 starts would surprise me…

    Vargas… Is a super nice AL only guy… Who might chalk up an impressive # of wins near Disneyland… Spot starter for Yahoo – if you need to snag a win or 2 during the season and you have the innings to spare

    Some bounce guys here.. lower K rates are the problem..

    Liked yesterdays (had been in the works for about a week) trade… Lowrie for Carter. and others..

    Think Carter may benifit from this trade for fantasy purposes way more ABs – power is real..

    Lowrie goes to Oakland not as good for fantasy purposes – it may hurt all values at 2nd and 3rd positions – maybe even SS there – But, a good move in real BB… ABs could be deluted and a problem for all in Oakland 2B over to 3B… Watch out!!!

    Thanks, again Mr. Gray…

    Hey!!! Was that you in the NMBPoA .com Fantasy BB chatroom the last night by any chance??? Sounded like you… Almost gave you a shout – but, that would have been an inappropriate no-no on there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romero couldn’t have had a worse year last year… I’d be careful about drafting him out of the gate… I agree with Straily…I got lost in the Ks last year, but he’s kinda whatever… Vargas could be a decent AL-Only guy, but he needs to pitch well away from Safeco and he hasn’t done that much… I fixed Carter’s stuff after the trade in the top 20 1st basemen post: http://razzball.com/top-20-1st-basemen-for-2013-fantasy-baseball/

  19. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve waited until the bulk of your rankings were done to ask your thoughts on my keepers.

    12-team , H2H, OBP. We keep five. Each player a maximum of three years and they inflate three rounds per year. (Btw, I feel like I’ve repeated this set up so many times over the last three years that you’re like my barber of 10 years. I just sit down, don’t say a word, and you know what you’re working with).

    I have a strong idea of what my five are going to be, but I want to see if you land on the same conclusion.

    Strasburg (19th in 2013, 16th in 2014)
    Matt Moore (18th in 2013, 15th in 2014)
    R.A Dickey (22nd in 2013, 19th in 2014, 16th in 2015)
    Cain (4th in 2013, 1st in 2014)
    CarGo (7th in 2013)
    Anthony Rizzo (23rd in 2013, 20th in 2014, 17th in 2015)
    Wil Myers (21st in 2013, 18th in 2014, 15th in 2015)
    Billy Hamilton (20th in 2013, 17th in 2014, 14th in 2015)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Nice analogy… Strasburg, CarGonzalez, Rizzo, Myers, Dickey… Tough choices there… Almost said Moore…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey: So the only difference was Moore and Myers.

        I had Moore because I figured he’s going round the 9th round so far. Myers roughly the 20th and in my keeper league I can see him going around the 17th or 18th.

        If I can nab Myers in any round after the 15th, would you take Moore instead?

        This is all assuming Myers doesn’t make the ML roster out of spring training. If he does, he’s a must-keep.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I would if you can Myers that late…

  20. nick boskey says:
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    Lee,cc,grienke,wainwright. Basically which three pitchers would you keep in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not CC

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Still workin on a deal in my keeper, though its more to get through the offseason… Anyway:

    Moustakas($0) + Hosmer($6) for Hamilton ($22)

    Add 3$/6$/8$ to keep for 1/2/3 years, though you prob already know that by now. I could keep both Hos and Moose, the question is how valuable are they at their price. Likey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I likey…

  22. DKohn says:
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    Ay Grey, so we got into a debate last night and I was wondering your take…

    Assuming every American player is eligible, what would be your batting order 1 through 9 for team USA in the WBC? (Positions too if you’re feeling crazy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, maybe others have a take…

    • Eddy says:
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      @DKohn:

      I’d go

      C- Buster Posey
      1B- Prince Fielder
      2B- Dustin Pedroia
      SS- Ben Zobrist
      OF- Mike Trout
      OF- Ryan Braun
      OF- Giancarlo Stanton
      DH- Andrew McCutchen

      SP- Stephen Strasburg
      SP- Justin Verlander
      SP- Clayton Kershaw
      SP- R.A. Dickey

      • Drew Henson says:
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        @Eddy:

        Lol is this a serious list

  23. Steve says:
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    Sounds like Carpenter is done. Unlikely to pitch this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, well… Didn’t like him anyway…

  24. Boots says:
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    Awesome post! Looking for some keeper input… 16 team mixed league with 6×6 scoring where OPS & QS are the extra categories. 5 keeper league… I have Pujols, Sabathia, Zobrist, & Mauer for sure… 5th keeper options are gross.

    Johan Santana, Melky Cabrera, Mike Olt, Julio Teheran, Pettite, Cole, or Romo? I also am going to have a ton of extra draft picks. I’m leaning towards Johan, but I wouldn’t mind some input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… None are great… Olt… Go with upside…

      • Boots says:
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        @Grey: CREDIT CAAARD?!?! YOUUUU GOT IT!!

  25. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Got a keeper question, its a 12 team H2H categories league. I can have 5 total keeprs, and 4 on my minor league roster (1<year of service). So far my keepers are: Trout, McCutch, Hanley, Price, and my minor league players are: Dan Straily, Danny Hultzen, Matt Harvey and Nolan Arenado. My question is for my last keeper spot, I'm deciding between Goldschmidt, Matt Moore, Mauer and Hosmer. I'm leaning towards Moore but any input would help. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Goldschmidt, not really close with your keepers…

  26. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Grey, haven’t received invite to the wedding yet. Is it going to be Vegas? Razz T’s appropriate attire? Need to mark my calendar for the event of the century! :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  27. centerfieldballhawk says:
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    According to ESPN, Chris Carpenter is unlikely to pitch this year due to nerve problems. How does that roation shake out minus Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn and Kelly will probably be in with the Cards going easy on Miller… Though, that could change with Miller going in… Will be a Spring Training battle to watch…

  28. anarchy burger says:
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    with carpenter done and yes i know its early but how high are we taking shelby miller? i think his hype will be greater than t bauers hype from last year. do u guys agree??? i’m liking me some shelby miller……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully it turns out better for Miller…

      • anarchy burger says:
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        @Grey: ya serioulsy. i took bauer pretty high last year but it was at the point where there wasnt much else interesting worth taking. i’m an upside kind guyyyyyyyy

  29. Jake Stone says:
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    Hamsterdam. Ha. I’ve recently watched the Wire and I think it’s overrated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re the one!

  30. Tom says:
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    Whats tomorrow – dont tell me some boring DH spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closers then top 100 then top 400…

    • Powerslave says:
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      @Grey: lol, I’m the idiot pushing for Lynn(sorry Carp) to get his well deserved rotation spot…. 200IP, 15W 3.50era, 1.28,200k…Gallardo lite!!!!!!! Lynn and Beckett are top 30 SPs@ the end of Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You cursed him!

  31. ritzer says:
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    I need some help with my keepers. 14 team keeper league. H2H with OBP instead of Av and 2b and 3b.
    5 standard pitching plus QS and holds.
    I’m keeping
    Fielder
    Goldschmidt
    longoria
    Bruce
    B. Philips
    Gio Gonz
    Greinke
    Then I need to pick 1 from Miguel Montero, Morse, ,Stubbs,Neise, Parker, Motte.

    Who would you go for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, strike that… Morse since it’s OBP… Though could see Niese… Hard to say without knowing your actual team set up…

      • ritzer says:
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        @Grey:
        What complicates things more is its LF, RF, CF and 1 Util.
        C -
        1B – Fielder
        2B – Philips
        3B – Longo
        LF – (Morse)
        CF – (Stubbs)
        RF -Bruce
        U – Goldschmidt
        I could end up going into the draft only needing two starting bats if I keep Morse or Stubbs.

        • Grey

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          I’d go with Niese then… Figure there’s gotta be at least three worthy bats in the draft….

          • ritzer says:
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            @Grey:
            How would you rate the 8 keepers I have for 14 team league. I was hopeless last year finishing 9th with an average position of about 11th.
            Was that bad luck or is it just a poor team?

            • Grey

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              Not bad at all… A good year from Longo will go a long way on your team…

  32. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey–keeper question, wasn’t sure how else to get it to you.

    In my 10-team, 12-keeper league, I THINK I’m keeping these guys: Santana, Butler, Wright, Hanley, Jones, Choo, Verlander, Price, Medlen, Kimbrel.

    I feel great about my pitching, but I also realize my offense is basically relying on guys who either need to repeat or improve on career years (Butler, Jones) or make an unlikely return to previous performance levels (Hanley, Wrigh, Choo).

    But I’ve also got these other guys nibbling around the edges: M. Montero (no point in keeping 2 catchers, and Santana’s the guy, right?), Brett Anderson (love the control and ground balls, but he won’t be as valuable as Medlen because of the K’s, right?), Matt Harvey (the upside is sexy, but again, don’t think I’d keep him over Medlen), and Freeman (a Util hitter with his fairly limited upside isn’t near as valuable as a top-tier closer or solid third SP, right?)

    Thanks for your time.

    • Zach says:
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      @Zach: Woops, reversed that…12 team, 10 keepers each. Which should be obvious. Since I listed 10 guys I was keeping. I’m a bonehead.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha… Then I’d leave the ten you have…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure of the question? Do you need two more keepers? Freeman, Anderson… In that order… Otherwise, I’d go with the guys you have…

      • Zach says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, sorry about that. Me and numbers. Thanks for confirming my instincts.

  33. royce! says:
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    So the ESPN rankings are out and ho boy, you are gonna end up with Goldschmidt on ever team… actually, I know that’s not true (MDC still has him going 21st right now), but the difference between ESPN and your rankings of him (them- 73; you- 19) has to be the largest in the top 100 that has ever occurred.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s a huge difference… Nice>>>(I think)>>>No, it is>>>Right?>>>

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Whoa, arrows… You’re supposed to be dots… Oh, well…

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey: Ha! I thought you were expressing some crazy logical equation. It is nice, I think. For your sake, I really hope that he does well, mostly because you will otherwise have to field a lot of “WTF were you thinking, Grey?” sort of questions because so many razzballers will end up with him.

          • Grey

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            Yeah, I have to field them anyway, so… oh well! But, yeah, I’m praying I’m right on Goldschmidt… Was really surprised at how much Steamer liked him too… He’s 29 on Point Shares… That wasn’t by design…

  34. Adam says:
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    In year 1 of a 3 yr keeper league, would you rather have…Ryan Zimmerman or Yoenis Cespedes? I’ve already committed myself to Lawrie at 3B, so I can afford to trade Zimmerman if it makes sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have Lawrie, then I guess trade Zimmerman…

  35. anarchy burger says:
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    5×5 12 teamer 10 man bench. would you rather have m machado in round 12 or d wright in round 6? after the draft they both are not eligible to be kept next year.

    also, i know u like rap. i’m sure you’ve heard of kool keith aka dr octagon aka black elvis. hope im not insulting your rap intelligence. figuring u know him. if so u like? if not check him out……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright… Yeah, I’ve liked him since way back in the day with the Ultramagnetic MCs…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: if cool Keith was to be ranked like fantasy he would be a 6th rounder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d put him in the top 20 and ESPN would rank him in the 6th round… Kool Keith is Goldschmidt…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: maybe top 30, but he would be a sleeper pick so I wouldn’t over pay.

  36. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    The danks portion of the program really is the Jewel of January Grey, yes I know its february, but that was awesome. It really is a list of habit forming arms. Guys that get drafted, dropped, added, dropped, added, and dropped out of sheer habit. we all remember that one solid promising year they had and forget our internal clocks break a couple of springs but we are to lazy to go to the watchman to get it repaired. So, by that logic you are the Watchman over all our idiocracy and amnesia. One of those guys might have good numbers against heavy right handed lineups on the road during day games when the temp is below 78, but, is he really worth owning?

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: ive been listening to sports talk on the radio for the last 10 years. i’m a little outdated in my rap. gimme some first rounders i probably havent heard of.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @anarchy burger: now thats a tough one. Are we talkin MC’s, those old forgotten “groups”, It’s kinda like baseball where it is really hard to compare different era’s because the style can take away from the skill. Then you have battle rappers, and the ones that actually have some content to their lyrics, some do fancy tricks and others are so over produced its hard to know who is really on the mic.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @anarchy burger: All the top rappers were recording in the 90s. You haven’t missed anything.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: it was also the death of the group, so its a tough era. Actually the late 90′s underground scene was huge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Yeah, it’s funny how many people seem to forget that by April 20th they want to drop Gallardo let alone their 6th starter… Most of these guys will be on your team at some point, and on waivers and rinse and repeat…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: do have auto reply’s for the early season questions, for example, “I would hold on to him”, “That would be a bad move”, “have some patience it was only one start” and “get off the ledge and calm the F down”

        I would never get Buerhle for my team under any circumstances

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Early season questions? I need that keyboard shortcut for the whole year…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I was trying to be sensitive to the random questioner. calling them commentors would be kinda not right

  37. Gareth says:
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    I would like to get rid of some of my 1B and Outfield surplus and trade for a top 20 pitcher, a top 5 catcher and/or a back up 3B/SS. Also I have Gio Gonzalez and am worried I will lose him for 50 games. This is a 10 team Roto 5×5 (2 starting catchers) league.

    Here is my Team:

    C Santana
    C Jaso
    1B Votto
    1B Goldschmidt
    1B Butler
    1B Reynolds
    1B / OF Cuddyer
    1B / OF Swisher
    2B Utley
    2B Rickie Weeks
    3B A-Ram
    SS Asdrubal Cabrera
    OF Stanton
    OF CHOO
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Stubbs
    OF Gardner
    OF BJ Upton

    SP Felix Hernadez
    SP Gio Gonzalez
    SP Lincecum
    SP Haren
    SP Hellickson
    SP Cahill

    RP Street
    RP Betancourt
    RP Broxton

    Please rate my team and provide advice to improve what you perceive to be areas of need. Which Categories will this team struggle in and what should I target in a trade? Much appreciated!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Gareth: I’m in a talky mood, I would just try to find a catcher that plays more often than not. trying to determine this early who will be good and who won’t behind the plate is going to be tough. It was bizarro world last year for catchers. what does the owner with Perez need? just find who is deficent in what you have a surplus in. For the pitchers, again find where the needs match up. worst case scenario you can use the stream-o-nator and blow their minds. I never needed elite arms and do fairly well via free agent adds and streaming. I think your biggest question mark is 3rd, A-ram never stays healthy and gets big cases of the slumpees. see if you can move butler for that other 3rd base option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please write your team as it would be… You look you have way too many 1B and OF but I don’t know your team format…

  38. Gareth says:
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    Also – there are 6 bench spots in this league. I also forgot to mention I have ANDRE ETHIER on my team as well as JOSH REDDICK.

    Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Gareth: What FA arms are available, gardner and stubbs will never touch the field for your team. You can also go double middle relief for their good numbers.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: Ha! Danny Valencia. I guess some guys need it just to make it to the show

      • Jay29 says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Not to mention Cervelli.

        I wonder how this affects Braun for fantasy owners. I suppose time will tell. Right now I’d definitely have to put him at least 3rd, behind Miggy and Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow… But what does all of this mean for this year?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I guess Braun can’t blame the messenger this time.

        • Jay29 says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Still might not be enough to warrant a suspension. Supposedly his name’s not listed near PEDs. But MLB still might uncover more documents…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jay29@: Yeah, still sounds hazy at best…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey: I was never convinced he didn’t take anything the first time round, and this certainly doesn’t change that.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cool, will have to read later…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Steve: ok thats a lot of words to read but so far i can say is you sure are a real debbie down under

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve: seems like a lot of homework that article is long. And sad that these so called journalists are the ones that give us our information.

              • Grey

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                Yeah, he definitely took something the first time, but I think he’s a cat with nine lives with PEDs… Doesn’t seem like anything in this document that was revealed is leading to anything… Has MLB even said anything officially? They have to be the slowest organization… They need a serious PR expert…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey: I guess their investigation is ongoing. Mind you, they moved with glacial speed to actually do anything substantive about PEDs so it’s not surprising that they’re a bit slow.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if they come out in March and say we’re closing watching all involved but there’s no suspensions at this time…

                  • costaricanchata says:
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                    @Steve:

                    speaking of glacial speed ,
                    might the tsunami today impact you ?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @costaricanchata: Nah. Doubt anything will come of it here.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: I think they are called the mainstream media ie E$PN

  39. Gareth says:
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    Its CBS fantasy Baseball and you start 2 x C, 1B, 2B, SS, MI, CI, 5 x OF, UT.
    9 x pitching spots (both starter and relievers).
    6 x Bench spots (for hitting or pitching).

  40. Hoog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for going this deep in SP. Pretty much everyone on this list will be drafted, so much appreciated…

    I have a keeper question for you. I am in a 10 team auction keeper league with categories R, HR. RBI, SB, AVG and K, W, SV, ERA, WHIP.

    I can keep these players for a 15% increase for as long as I want. I’m not sure where to go with this group. I need to pick 5 out of the following, prices are this years price:
    Fielder – $28.75
    R. Zimmerman – $13.80
    Harper – $1.15
    Cespedes – $3.50
    Stanton – $19.50
    J. Upton – $27.60
    Kinsler – $24.15
    Hanley – $28.75
    Cargo – $35.50
    Bruce – $12.50
    Bumgarner – $11.50
    Wainwright – $9
    Morrow – 2
    Lawrie – 12.50

    I know that’s a lot of info, but would appreciate any input you might be willing to give. Lineups are normal format but have an extra OF spot. Also, Pitching is usually a lot more expensive in this league.

    My first thoughts are Fielder, Zimmerman, Harper, Cespedes, and Stanton but there’s a lot of guys there that I feel are really good values, and I know bum would go for over 20 in this league…

    • Hoog says:
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      @Hoog: Sorry, $260 budget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, there are a lot of guys that are decent values… Cespedes, Stanton, Harper, Zimmerman and Fielder would be my choices too…

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Much appreciated.

  41. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I think I have a razzball first, my daughter drew a picture of my computer screen. It says daddy where Jack Full of Hate was and she wrote grey and drew the box with the man with the mustache, her words.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I wish awesomous was a round to share this, has he made any appearances lately?

        I wonder how she knows Jack Full of Hate is daddy and what does that say about my parenting?

        • Grey

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          We see Awesomus occasionally, mostly to talk about Project Runway and Survivor…

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: I can’t get the wait for new Survivor because of that crazy Phillip guy. I have seen every episode except for one or two or three (missed the episode when Jeff Kent was booted; think that aired after the hurricane when I had no TV here at the Jersey shore) since season 2. Phillip was my favorite contestant by far. I want lots of weird crap said by him again. For “lots of” to occur he needs to make it to the April episodes.

            • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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              @Wallpaper Paterson: WTH was with the sequencing in my first sentence above? What was I drinking two minutes ago?

  42. Matt says:
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    How would you rank these 4 rest of career? starting a brand new dynasty league and will likely be between these 4 at pick 8

    Kershaw, Votto, Cargo, Stras

    Thanks Grey

    • Jr says:
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      @Matt: I’m in a dynasty league and have Votto, Cargo, and stras. I’d have to go Cargo because of age, but I like votto a lot too in a dynasty league. His talent seems like it won’t diminish too much with age.

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Add Cutch to that list

  43. Schwab says:
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    Grey,
    H2H keeper point league. Would you trade Price/Cueto/Encarnacion for Cain/Trout/Goldschmidt?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      Yup

  44. Kirk Rueter says:
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    Yo Greycarlo, what are your thoughts on Miguel Gonzalez… I believe he should be somewhere in your top 100 SP’s…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 6 K/9, 4.00 ERA pitcher… It’s pretty average…

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