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3rd basemen are the new Dolly Parton.  They are so top heavy they haven’t seen their toes in years.  After the top ten 3rd basemen, the rest are a wing, a prayer and Winger doing a cover of Living on a Prayer, which can’t hold a candle to Bon Jovi, because A) Jersey B) No one can hold a candle to Bon Jovi because of Jersey. C) There’s no C.  D)  Jersey!  I can’t remember a position like this for any other year in recent memory, but I’ve killed my brain for years with hard drugs.  If you don’t have a 3rd baseman by the 100th overall pick, you might be kissing your 3rd baseman position goodbye.  Literally, smooching your computer monitor like you’re in that Spike Jonze movie with Scarlett Johansson robot-talking.  By the way, Johansson is 31 years old, in nine years, she’s gonna be old.  In nine years, I’m gonna be distinguished.  Damn, Hollywood, you’re messed up giving me these ageist ideas!  As always, my projections and tiers are noted.   Anyway, here’s the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball:

1. Manny Machado – Went over him in the top 10 for 2016 fantasy baseball.

2. Nolan Arenado – Went over him in the top 10 for 2016 fantasy baseball.

3. Josh Donaldson – Went over him in the top 10 for 2016 fantasy baseball.

4. Kris Bryant – Went over him in the top 10 for 2016 fantasy baseball.

5. Todd Frazier – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until here.  I call this tier, “No Sam, no Diane, no Niles, no Cliff, no Carla, just Frazier.”  I tried to get Frazier in the top 20 overall, but I failed.  He’s also not in the same tier as Maikel and company in the next tier.  So, here’s Frazier, in his own tier.  Here’s what I said when he went to the White Sox, “The Reds are like the slowest team ever to rebuild.  They sell off a piece every few months or so.  “We’re getting rid of Cueto as we look to the future.”  Dot dot dot.  A month later, “Someone make us an offer for Leake.  We’re rebuilding…kinda.”  Dot dot dot.  A few months later, “Okay, who wants Aroldis?  For what it’s worth, he has a gun permit.”  Dot dot dot.  “Todd Frazier anyone?  Everything must go…eventually!”  Dot dot dot.  “Hey, what do y’all think of Brandon Phillips?”  The teamsters on three hours of sleep broke down the Titanic set quicker than the Reds.  By August of 2016, Votto may be hitting between Kyle Waldrop and Cozart, and, knowing Votto, he will still hit .320.  Any hoo!  Moving to the White Sox doesn’t hurt Frazier, in theory.  I say that because I feel like everything the White Sox touch turns to the wall of a Porta-Potty. Maybe it’s the Curse of Bill Veeck.  Or just the Curse of the “Ill, Eek.”  Capital I’s with an L next to it are weird, right?  Okay, back to baseball!  Frazier had 35 HRs last year and a 15.1% HR/FB, which is nothing.  That’s around his career norm.  He achieved this by hitting everything in the air.  If he keeps that up — literally — in Chi-town, good things can continue to happen.  Of course, every action has an equal opposite reaction, and more fly balls could hurt his average, which would hurt his runs and RBIs.  Brucely, I’d take that trade off.  Then throw in his 15-ish steals and you have a guy that should be near the top 25 overall for fantasy.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2016 Projections:  86/30/98/.250/14

6. Maikel Franco – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Seager.  I call this tier, “Is this the last tier I love as my 3rd baseman?  Oy.”  Forget Dolly, the 3rd basemen are built like Morganna.  A strong gust of wind and the 3rd basemen will topple over they are so top heavy.  Or they will run out and kiss Don Mattingly.  As for Franco, for s’s and g’s, I sorted rookies by strikeout percentage and Franco had the 4th best, right in front of Matt Duffy and Francisco Lindor.  If you sort by 15% strikeouts and 7+ walk percentage, you get two guys, Franco and Clint Robinson.  Clint Robinson doesn’t really count because he’s 30 years old.  Franco was 22 years old.  What does this mean?  He’s beyond his years with his bat.  I know this doesn’t mean everything or maybe anything, but Steamer projects Franco for more homers than Joey Votto.  Will the Phils be awful?  Yes, but the three hole hitter, which Franco will be, will still get plenty of counting stats.  Last year, the White Sox were worse than the Phils for runs and Abreu still drove in 100 RBIs.  The difference between Arenado and Franco?  Coors and a better lineup.  Not much else.  2016 Projections: 81/27/95/.284/2

7. Kyle Seager – It’s rarely as easy as taking the previous year’s stats and repeating them for this year’s projections, but Seager’s consistency is absurd.  From 2014 to 2015, he was within two percentage points in line drive rate, fly ball rate, HR/FB, infield hit rate and soft contact rate.  His OBP between the two years:  .334/.328.  His SLG:  .454/.451.  His batting average:  .268/.266.  His walk rate: 8%/7.9%.  Forget Kyle Seager, his name is now Automaton 3000.  Someone set him up on a date with the grabby Hitter-Tron.  2016 Projections:  85/25/75/.269/8

8. Evan Longoria – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Carpenter.  I call this tier, “Bottom of the areolas touching the waist.”  If the 3rd basemen as a position are top heavy like a big-breasted woman, then this tier is the sagging nipples that are touching the waist.  The bosoms are no longer perky and this tier is the visual representation of that.  Maybe one of these guys can go into a Cryotherapy session and have their nipples permanently perked, but it looks like we’re on the wrong side of things here.  (By the by, I’ve had four different friends try the Cryotherapy thing, which is you go in a chamber of below -100 °C temperatures and it supposedly helps you repair your muscles.  Of course, there’s no scientific proof and it’s likely crazy Los Angeles quackery, but four different friends on four different occasions and each friend spotted the same celebrity:  Russell Simmons.)  All of the guys in this tier burned me recently.  Most of them as recent as last year.  Or fecescent, as recent should be called for them.  For those saying Longoria has a chance to get back the power that he lost last year with his 21 homers, remind them it wasn’t even last year.  In 2014, he only hit 22 homers too.  Screw this doode in the screw-hole.  2016 Projections:  81/23/84/.264/3

9. Adrian Beltre – This guy’s last two years look like a poor man’s Longoria.  19 HRs and 18 HRs the last two years.  I just yawned and a bubble floated out of my mouth and in that bubble is the word, “Yawn.”  My metaphorical yawn bubble is yawning!  2016 Projections:  87/19/91/.290/1

10. Matt Carpenter – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

11. Brett Lawrie – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Castellanos.  I call this tier, “Sexy time!”  Well, anatomically we’re below the above tier which was to the waist, so…well, this is sexy time.  I want to draft all of the guys in this tier for my corner infidel slot.   As for Lawrie, I went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

12. Mike Moustakas – This begins a smaller mini tier inside of this tier that I call, “You kiss your Greek grandmother’s mustache with that mouth?”  Aw, I’m just playing, spray some Windex on your hurt feelings and it’ll be fine.  Here’s a Twitter poll for you:  Nia Vardalos has done more harm to Greek culture or more good?  Favorite if good, retweet with the additional comment, “Nice nose,” if more harm.  As for Moustakas, he’s the Greek God of 20-ish homers and no speed.  That is the worst Greek God ever!  Though, it’s not terrible for a corner infidel.  I do think his breakout last year can be built on and he might just push 30 homers one of these years.  Definitely someone I’m gonna have another go at.  “You wanna have a go at it?!  He said, ‘YOU WANNA HAVE A GO AT IT?!'”  Top ten movie quote?  Yeah, I think so.  2016 Projections:  78/25/88/.281/1

13. Matt Duffy – Last year, he went 12/12, .295 and is currently penciled in as the three-hole hitter.  I never thought I’d say this about a guy that went 12/12, but I think I’m underrating him.  Yes, I think he should likely be ranked higher.  What’s his unknown?  He’s 24 years old and I think he has upside.  Maybe it’s the first name, but I think he could have Matt Carpenter-type upside.  In the minors, he stole 22 bases one year and he wasn’t caught once last year, so there could be more speed.  He is young so maybe a bit more power will come.  His park won’t help him, but there’s always road trips to Coors.  I’m only half joking.  The ladies say the bottom half is the joke.  2016 Projections:  87/16/81/.274/15

14. Nick Castellanos – I already gave you my Nick Castellanos sleeper.  It was written while trying to figure out where to put gas in a horse.  2016 Projections:  69/21/81/.276/2

15. David Wright – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Murphy.  I call this tier, “Does 15/7 sound bad to you?  Cause it sounds boring to me.”  By this tier name, I mean those are the number of homers and steals I’d expect from these guys, plus or minus one.  We’re gonna look back in a few years and think about how David Wright should totally get enough votes to stay on the Hall of Fame ballot, but by no means should he get inducted.  I just randomly looked up another Mets 3rd baseman from yesteryear to see who had better numbers.  That 3rd baseman was hotelier, Howard Johnson, and they happened to have nearly the same number of plate appearances as of right now.  Wright has a better average by a lot, but isn’t much better different in power and speed.  Johnson has 38 more steals, and Wright has seven more homers.  Any hoo!  Wright has 13 homers combined over the past two years, so, um, yeah.  2016 Projections:  73/15/69/.275/7

16. Chase Headley – I wanna say that I can get enthusiastic Headley having a huge year, then I see that he’s 31 and had 11 homers last year, so I’m not holding my breath for a breakout without scuba gear.  2016 Projections:  70/14/76/.248/6

17. Anthony Rendon – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

18. Daniel Murphy – Went over him at the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

19. Trevor Plouffe – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Valbuena.  I call this tier, “I shouldn’t have eaten that cottage cheese that smelled funny.”  By the tier name, I mean, you were in the bathroom autopicking when you took one of these guys.   As for Plouffe, I went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

20. Luis Valbuena – Went over him at the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

21. Jung-ho Kang – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Harrison.  I call this tier, “You can draft these guys if you like, but not for 3rd base.”   Tier is pretty self-explanatory.  Went over Kang at the top 20 shortstops for 2016 fantasy baseball.

22. Jed Lowrie – Went over him at the top 20 shortstops for 2016 fantasy baseball.

23. Jonathan Villar – Went over him at the top 20 shortstops for 2016 fantasy baseball.

24. Cory Spangenberg – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

25. Josh Harrison – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

26. Justin Turner – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “Platooning, or should be.”  This tier name and size illustrates something that is apparent from just skimming over this post.  I haven’t even done the outfielders yet, and 75% of this post is guys I’ve covered previously in the rankings.  At some point in the last year or so, 3rd base became a position where teams threw their utility guy.  Not having a dedicated 3rd baseman on some teams makes George Brett turn over in his tanning bed.  (Like you haven’t noticed how tan Brett is.  He could be The Situation for Halloween with no makeup.)  As for Turner, went over him at the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

27. Yangervis Solarte – Went over him at the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

28. Jake Lamb – The reason why I didn’t rank Lamb higher — because he does have some upside — is due to how the Diamondbacks used him last year.  It looked a little like this, “We have no idea what to do with him.”  Words of advice for the Diamondbacks:  take some classes at Sur La Table because Lamb can be great! 2016 Projections:  48/14/45/.258/3

29. Danny Valencia – You know who this guy reminds me of?  He reminds me of Adonis Garcia.  Wait a second!  Danny Valencia sounds like a porn actor’s real name and Adonis Garcia sounds like a stage name for a porn actor.  They’re the same person!  Their careers appear that way too.  Both languished in the minors for almost ten years because they’re not very good.  Scary is they both might be the cleanup hitters for their teams.  By the by, you know what Danny Valencia/Adonis Garcia’s favorite song is?  J. Cole’s, “Wet Dreamz,” with its chorus, “I ain’t ever did this for porno.”  2016 Projections:  58/16/66/.257/3

30. Yasmany Tomas – A voice from behind the oak door bellows, “Password por favor.”  I stammer, “Plantains?”  “No!”  “Yasiel Puig?”  “God no!”  “Aroldis?”  “Are you just going to name every Cuban player?”  “Okay, listen, I don’t know the password, but for humanitarian reasons you have to let me into El Cubanati.”  “Why?”  “Because my government says if I plant a tree, I can buy $400 worth of Cuban cigars and try a real Cuban sandwich.”  “Go away.”  “The tree will help your pollution!”  I pound the door and slowly fall to my knees.  And thus another attempt at figuring out what lies behind the doors of El Cubanati and the secrets to all of their players remains a mystery.  Can Yasmany hit 25 homers?  I think so.  Will he?  No one has any idea.  UPDATE:  Yasmany’s getting his methods handed to him by Socrates and could be losing the job.  There’s no way I’d draft him now where I originally ranked him.  2016 Projections:  47/13/55/.268/3 in 350 ABs

31. Pablo Sandoval – Yes, I know it would make more sense for Sandoval to be in the sagging boob tier.  It’s too bad he’s given absolutely no reason to be in that tier other than his need for a bra.  This tier makes my skin crawl, and not in “Ooh, my skin is crawling for the first time, then in ten months it will walk and in eighteen years I’ll be putting it through college while wishing I ran off with my secretary.”  No, as in I hate your guts, and Sandoval has a lot of guts.  And blubber.  And you are a bleb on humanity’s ass!  But, ya know, no hard feelings about last year.  Red Sox manager, John Farrell, says Sandoval is “down to 20-22 pounds.*”  So he now weighs about as much as Dee Gordon.  Hopefully each appendage weighs 5 pounds, otherwise he’s going to tip over.  *Might’ve read that ridiculous news item about Sandoval losing weight that comes out every year incorrectly.  UPDATE:  Travis Shaw won the job in spring because he was in better shape.  Okay, if that’s the case, I could’ve won the job.  I’m not convinced Pablo won’t see any time on the field, but if he sits for a long time, he may not be able to stand up again.  It’s call Jabba the Hut Syndrome.  2016 Projections:  44/10/52/.266

32. Lonnie Chisenhall – Doesn’t really have a legit competition in his platoon, so he could break out and move way up these rankings.  The reason I ranked him here is because the preceding about how he has upside has been said about him for the last four years and he’s still done nothing.  His upside can only be viewed at this point in a Chisenhall of mirrors.  2016 Projections:  46/12/52/.251/3

33. Joey Gallo – I already gave you my Joey Gallo fantasy.  I wrote it by topping it on my nachos.  You know, a little peak of the Gallo.  2016 Projections: 47/22/52/.210/5 in 350 ABs

34. Hector Olivera – I already gave you my Hector Olivera fantasy.  I wrote it after shooting up in bed like Ronald Reagan in the Land of Confusion video.  2016 Projections: 51/14/56/.272/2 in 475 ABs

35. Adonis Garcia – There’s something Olivera and Garcia have in common besides being in this tier and playing for the same garbage team.  They are old-as-“oh no, the mother of all curse words” to have next-to-no major league playing time.  Garcia’s last year of ten homers in 58 games screams flash in the pan and then his neighbor screams back to stop screaming flash in the pan.  Garcia’s career high in the minors was nine homers in Triple-A in 2014 and, at that point, he already seemed washed up.  Luckily, the Braves are that aforementioned garbagey and Garcia should play.  2016 Projections:  53/13/66/.256/3

36. David Freese – If the 3rd basemen were top heavy and bosomy, we are firmly in the “ankles tier.”  Obviously when Freese signs somewhere his projections could change.  UPDATE:  Signed with the Pirates, where he will act as depth for the recovering Jung-Ho Kang and be a role player once Kang returns.  That gives the Pirates five role players for two positions.  To quote Michael Morse, “That’s beeping crazy.”  2016 Projections:  55/15/58/.252/1

37. Yunel Escobar – Here’s what I said this offseason, “(Yunel was) traded to the Angels.  Yunel is such a Sciosciapath-type player.  I could see The Sciosciapath hitting Yunel leadoff for the entire season like he’s some unearthed 33-year-old gem.  Mean’s while, C.J. Cron will be on the bench being asked to keep score.  Effin’ Scioscia.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2016 Projections:  81/8/49/.263/2

38. Mark Reynolds – Went over him at the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

39. Enrique Hernandez – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

40. Cesar Hernandez – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

41. Danny Espinosa – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

42. Aaron Hill – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

43. Martin Prado – Went over him at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

44. Juan Uribe – Signed with the Indians as an upgrade for their 3rd base position.  This is more of a comment on the dreck the Indians had at third base than Uribe’s ability.  Uribe is like a poor man’s Beltre.  Terrible stats, but you can pat his head.  2016 Projections:  44/13/48/.248/2

45. Will Middlebrooks – The Brewers signed Middlebrooks to fight for the job at 3rd base with Jonathan Villar also vying for the job.  As Bob Uecker would say about the Brewers’ 3rd base competition, “It looks juuuuuust a bit like a gravesite.”  2016 Projections:  32/10/44/.204/1

   
  1. Dagezi says:
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    Out of curiosity, where would Sano be if he had 3b elligibility?

    • Tony C says:
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      Out of curiosity what leagues don’t have Sano list as a 3B?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Tony C: I think of all of them. He should be listed as DH to start the year

      • brettj72 says:
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        @Tony C: Yahoo does and ESPN doesn’t I believe. Rumor has it that he will be playing mostly RF (Plouffe at 3b, Mauer at 1b, Park at DH) this year so he could qualify for that as well a week or two into the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dagezi: Around Seager

  2. soul kitchen says:
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    “You wanna have a go at it it!”

    Love Modine in that short cut. He upstages the red carpet in that one. I’ve been goofing that line to my special lady friend for 22 years. Beautiful placement, here. Mr. Albright.

  3. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Grey-

    Sano started 9 at 3B last year to earn Yahoo eligibility. Doubling his stats from 80 games last year gives 92/36/106 with 238 whiffs. Sure, the whiffs (like those from the trapped sweat beneath such huge underboobs) may give you pause, but you still have to hit that. Sano obviously adds silicone to lift these udders. Where within this wonderful cleavage might you rank him?

    • StateFarmJingle says:
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      @Hoosier Daddy: I am curious myself. My big offseason decision will be keeping Schwarber or Sano at the end of my draft. Schwarber would be my starting catcher and Sano my 3B, a lot depends on my draft order, but right now I am leaning Sano.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @StateFarmJingle: if he started 9 then that shouldn’t be enough to gain 3rd eligibility. I believe 10 is the lowest cut off.

        • Hoosier Daddy says:
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          Yahoo gives it to you with either 5 games started, or 10 games played,

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Hoosier Daddy: I could of sworn it used to be 10. Yahoo is whack

            • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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              @J-FOH: start 5 in yahoo. or probably appear in 10.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Hoosier Daddy: From what I’ve seen, guy is being put into 30’s ranks. That’s a lot for Adam Dunn pt2.

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Fungazi:

        I’d draft the original Adam Dunn pretty early in today’s game. 40 HR with a .250 average from util or of? All for a third round pick? I’d take that. That’s like a safer version of Chris Davis.

  4. Lougle says:
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    How likely is it that Castellanos finishes the season in the top 10 of this list? Seems like a good buy low candidate that might have upsize that others in the bottom of this list don’t.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lougle: he could be better than longo but I wouldn’t draft him as my 3rd baseman. He’s a CI

      • Lougle says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Well, the Big 4 are kept in my league and are owned by 2 teams (14 team league). Franco, Seager and Rendon are also kept so while 3B has some depth this year for new leagues for keeper leagues it might be a little different.

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great article. Starting to assemble my excel spreadsheet into positions and tiers. Looking good, so far.

    Looking at this list of top 20 3B, would definitely want one of the top 4 if at all possible, more so than other positions in a re-draft H2H mixed league. Definitely 1st round or early 2nd round, right?

    Cheers,
    Ante

  6. How'd you know says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have long term, Lindor, Odor, or Franco?

    How far apart are they in value?

    Thanks

  7. G says:
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    Hey grey. In my keeper league where all of your top 20 are gone with the exception of trout, goldy, harper, giancarlo, Mccutchen, kershaw, cabrera, and marte, seeing that I have the 11th overall pick (and 14th pick) I doubt that I would have a shot at any of those guys other than marte with my first pick. So considering that and my 4 solid hitting keepers for later rounds (Arenado, correa, Machado, and Chris Davis), what’s your thoughts on me going best available pitcher of madbum or sherzer with my first pick then hope marte is there for my second pick? Also a lot of the top pitchers are being kept like arrieta, harvey, Noah, Thor, sale, kluber, cole. Thanks in advance as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Take Scherzer

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hehe. That’s what I was Gina say but didn’t want the razz ribbing for that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you talking about the imaginary daughter I had with Stanton, Ginacarlo?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: yes…yes I am. Lovely girl.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s our girl!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: thank god she takes after her father

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey, wait a minute!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I didnt say you were the mother

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mm-hmm

            • G says:
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              @J-FOH: Hh thanks guys

  8. Catuli my Eamus says:
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    My league always draw draft slots early… I got 8 of 12 in a H2H OBP league. Feel like there are about 6 guys I’d like (trust) in the first round, so trying to trade up. Am I being too picky or should I look at Giancarlo, Machado and be happy?

    My trusted six: Trout, Goldy, Harper, Rizzo, Donaldson, Arenado.

  9. Dave says:
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    No love for Derek Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: What’s he gonna get 200 ABs?

  10. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    I’d appreciate it if you’d bump Franco down a few spots so I can own him everywhere this year.

    Much obliged,

    Alcibiades

  11. dude says:
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    Your ranks and opinions on Castro, Wong, Park, and Turner have me confused on who my last 2 keepers should be. 12 team 5×5 roto and we keep 15. We only have 8 Free Agent pickups through out the year so draft and keepers building a well rounded/deep team is essential (hence the RP’s as keepers). We start C, 1B,2B,3B,SS,IF,4 OF, Utility, 5 SP, 3 RP, 1 P.

    Which 3 players do I NOT keep?

    1B – Rizzo, Byung-Ho Park
    2B – Wong, Trea Turner
    3B – Machado, Arenado, Franco
    SS – Castro (and 2B)
    OF – Harper, Springer, Marte
    SP – Greinke, Lester, Gray, Rodon
    RP – Giles, Melancon, Fr. Rodriguez

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @dude:

      Throw back:
      Turner, Rodon, FRod

    • danny almonte says:
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      @dude:
      Turner krod melancon IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Turner, K-Rod, Park

  12. Clint says:
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    Food for thought to increase Razzball’s notoriety in mainstream media:

    If you went against code & moved David Wright up to the ‘Bottom of the areolas touching the waist’ tier would his blind cougar hatred behoove him calling into the podcast to complain of such a ranking a la Adam Wainwright under a total misunderstanding of the tier name?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Haha…Wainwright called in somewhere?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that’s hilarious

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Clint: this is the same mindset that gets those guys trying to play constantly through injuries. i wonder if he’ll back up these opinions and draft himself higher than 22nd out of all SP though. not having the top 20 yet makes this harder to evaluate though. that article should have listed the 21 that were drafted ahead of him.

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Mordacious Levator: if he was actually good at fantasy (he might be, other than when evaluating himself) he’d realize his K rate was falling anyway.

  13. Danny Indiana says:
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    Grey,
    Thank you for all the work you put into these articles. I truly enjoy reading them. I have a quick keeper question for you. 10 team 6×6 H2H league. 7 keepers. I feel like because the league is shallow it’s more about luck than skill but I’d still like to go into the year with the best team.

    Encarnacion, C. Davis
    Kipnis
    Desmond
    Arenado
    Heyward, Cruz, Dickerson

    Bumgarner, Carrasco, Tanaka, Ventura, Pineda

    Thank you for your help, and keep up the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Danny Indiana: Thanks! Are you asking which 7? Edwin, Davis, Arenado, Heyward, Cruz, Carrasco, Bum

      • Danny Indiana says:
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        @Grey:
        Yes sir. Thank you for your help! Those were the 7 I was thinking, but I just wanted to make sure. I thought Dickerson might slip in there. I had him ranked so high last year but that injury risk is tough to overcome. I’m interested to see where you’ll have him ranked in the next few days. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I’m at the office for the next 2 weeks and my response didn’t save cause the network went down. We were rapping about sweets and Castro.

    1. I like anything that doesn’t have coconut or cherries in it. Bug made a red velvet cheese cake for my aunt on Saturday and then she made me a bomb ass apple pie with crumble topping. The red velvet cake was like crack, I’ll email you a pic and the pie was the best apple pie I’ve ever had. I found this recipe and Bug nailed it. I talked her into making you a birthday cake/pie but she wanted to know what you like.

    2. So 10th round would be a solid spot for Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: 1. You sound like Cougs, she hates coconut… BTW, Cougs asked me if we have ressies, do we? Do we need them? Speaking of crack, Google crack pie, Cougs has made it a few times, it’s amazing, it’s like pecan pie without the pecans and just the gooey part 2. In ten teams, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Saw the pic, wow!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: [email protected]Grey: Not too shabby right? She made a Snickers cake for my Uncle in October, but I don’t have a pic of it. If you like chocolate and caramel that thing was bomb. She offered to whip something up for your b-day, I just need to tell her what you like. They don’t accept reservations, so we’ll get there a little early. Just get there at 7pm and we should have a table by the time you arrive. Crack Pie looks like I’d go into a Homer Simpson Donut Coma.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Teddy Heater:

          Teddy!

          Grey will say I’m crazy but I’m in the minority on castro. Cant take a walk and is a massive groundball hitter. I’d rather wait many rounds later and take semien. Just my two cents.

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @J-FOH: J-Foh, Thanks buddee. I have Correa in 2 keeper leagues, so I was trying to target a later draft guy. I like Semein, but they guy makes too many errors and I could see them switching him out if that trend continues. Ron Washington can only try and help for so long.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Teddy Heater: I believe our resident Oakland expert said he improved a lot defensively in the second half. I would rather take the risk and get he way later and instead get a better player where you would draft castro. I dont think castro falls into later since everyone is on his nuts this year

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @J-FOH: roger that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Total Homer coma! I don’t want her to make me anything, because I can’t have sweets around the house without devouring them… I really do appreciate it though… Cool on ressies, that works

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: She cam make you one cup cake….just one. You would love this bakery by me run by this colombian lady with a great back side. She does slices of most her cakes and they are bomb diggity. The mango cake with passionfruit mouse and the white chocolate shell is, well you know where I was going with this

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe that’s the genesis of cakes being slang for backsides

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: damn! Nice catch, she would break your dick off with that thing

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Lucky for my Detachable Penis!

  15. J-FOH says:
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    Teddy!

    Grey will say I’m crazy but I’m in the minority on castro. Cant take a walk and is a massive groundball hitter. I’d rather wait many rounds later and take semien. Just my two cents.

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Oof, you said it–things really get dire after the guys who will be gone in the 2nd round. I feel like if I miss a top 4 guy, I’ll see if I can sneak Franco or hold out for Duffy…

  17. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Rendon’s fall most precipitous since James Mason tumbled off Mt. Rushmore.

    His ADP is 70. Chase Headley’s is 335. The distance between you and other rankers on this one will have to be measured in parsecs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parsecs, nice! You think I’m wrong on Rendon?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I do know that he checks a couple of your itchy boxes…if that is a thing that means anything. The burned in the past box and the injuryphobia box.

        You’ve got him projected for more RBI+R and a better BA than David Wright with the same homers and steals than David Wright and Wright may show up at Spring Training with a Zimmer Frame. You project him for better numbers than Headley and Tomas but ranked him behind.

        The thing about Rendon is he can effing hit. Line drive machine. Uses the whole field. He’s got multiple seasons in the minors with more walks than Ks. He’s going to be right at the top of that line up.

        I don’t think you’re wrong. His injuries seem to be of the chronic variety so there’s cause for concern. I do think the talent level is way above a lot of the guys on that list. I’d be tempted to take him in an RCL or other shallow format with a high replacement value, though nowhere near 70 overall.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can’t argue with any of that, might be how high I see him and reacting by dropping him even lower, but like you said, I don’t see how I’d draft him anywhere near he’s going… Line drives and walks only get me so excited… He feels like the kind of guy that could be great in real life and solid but not great in fantasy

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I feel you on the k/bb thing. Surely a candidate for better IRL.

            One thing I’m keeping an eye on is spider sense says the Nationals are going to run…a lot. I just feel like they brought in Dusty for culture change and they hired Davey Lopes the bags whisperer. My sense is that the culture is going to be aggressive and old school baseball. I don’t think there’s any way Dusty lets anybody put training wheels on his guys to keep them from getting injured. I think the aggressive baseball thing is a path to putting energy into what has been a pretty lifeless bunch.

            One of my “bold predictions” for the year is for sure going to be that Harper steals more bags than Trout and possibly makes a run at 30/30 (given all the walks he takes and how often he’s going to be standing on first base with eff all to do otherwise). I could see Rendon moving the needle on your 7 bags.

            Then again he might be out by may with ankle replacement surgery.

            • Grey

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              That’s a solid point on Dusty/Davey, but like you said if Rendon runs a lot, then he has more than a fair shot at an injury… Rendon’s plate coverage numbers last year are all a step down from where he was in 2014…Could be rust after his injury, I don’t know…I don’t hate him, I just don’t want him this year… I want to see what he does/becomes after this year

  18. Kwyjibo says:
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    Pick a team to start a 12 team 5×5 keeper:

    Team A: Goldy, Arenado, Marte, Springer, Lindor, Kluber, Cueto, Bumgarner
    Team B: Goldy, Arenado, Marte, Springer, Cargo, Lindor, Kluber, Cueto
    Team C: Goldy, Arenado, Stanton, Jones, Lindor, Hosmer, Kluber, Cueto

    Love the site. Thanks!

    • Kwyjibo says:
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      @Kwyjibo:

      Cargo is Rockies btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  19. Fungazi says:
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    Where does Matt Duffy fit in 2b ranks? Schoop/Lawrie sleeper tier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, there will be a top 400 where you see where everyone fits in

  20. scott steelers says:
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    Where is Miquel Sano bitch ass at? With 9 games at 3rd last year he doesn’t qualify in Yahoo does he? At this point Util only? Puke. Is he supossed to play OF or anything that you know of? I want to keep him as 11th rd but I hate nothing more than a guy with util only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll qualify in OF after about 2 weeks since that’s where he’ll be playing

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Grey: I guess I can accept that. Ha. Thanks! You like him this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll go over him in-depth

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @scott steelers: 9 games enough for yahoo. 1 too short for some other sites.

  21. Shill Team 6 says:
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    You think Zimmerman plays 3rd this year? I think he had 0 games last yr. Only matters because that would make him around 10th for NL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, removing him

  22. Zeus says:
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    Grey my man. Already keeping trout. Based on price I can keep 3 of the following. Duffy Franco D Salazar Wadedavis and Kenley. This is an OBP league by the way and you can get closers through the season as we only have 3 bench slots so people don’t hoard backups.

    Salazar is a definite. Was think Franco and one of the closers Part of me thinks I’m a schmuck for keeping a closer but it’s nice having an elite one. What do you think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, Salazar and meh…Dealer’s choice, can go closer

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: yeah went all in for my third straight league win but came in second. Still there’s enough to build around in the draft as you can only keep players for one year. I’m thinking Wade over Kenley.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, that works for me

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: could also keep Gerritt Cole instead of the three above.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I’d keep Cole over a closer

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: no it’s Cole and no one or three of those players.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, those three players then instead of Cole

  23. High Five City says:
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    I’m a huge fan of the idea of fantasy baseball and humor mixed together. Grade A, 10/10. Standing ovation.
    I’m in a terrible place with my team. I’m in a 16 team 3-5 keeper H2H points league that gives compensation picks for keeping fewer players. I’m picking the team up from a friend that wrecked it, so I’m only keeping three.
    As of now, I’ve managed to improve the team up to Freeman, Hosmer, and Archer (at great cost to my picks), but I have an opportunity to trade Hosmer for Tulowitzki, and I’m stumped. Hosmer has been inconsistent over his career (and I already have a 1B), but Tulo won’t be as good at RC and will probably get injured. An outside choice would be to snag Schwarber, but I don’t feel like he’s worth losing Hosmer, even with C eligibility. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Hosmer

  24. Reno 911 says:
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    IF (note CAPS), Jake Lamb plays all year, what could his stats look like? I’m thinking 75/20/80/.270. What says you? Danke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many at-bats did he have last year vs. lefties?

      • Reno 911 says:
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        45. Shit. Good call. LAD might be ALL LH. He’s one of those guys who I can’t stash in the minors anymore, and is only $2. Probably I should throw him back…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  25. JW says:
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    Franco to me seems like a young Beltre, a rare contact hitter who hits for power. I watched him play quite a bit last year and noticed that he exudes tons of confidence at the plate. I’m going all in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  26. The Great Knoche says:
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    No Love for the Great Giovanny Urshela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Can’t believe Norm Peterson didn’t make it either

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  27. papasmurf says:
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    Very surprised you rated Franco so high. Hope you’re right though. I expect him to last on the boards in my draft. I’d rather let Longo go into the FA pool, then wait to pick up franco.

    Surprisingly, Longo has never had a 900 OPS season. Probably won’t ever accomplish it in a full season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papasmurf, you can’t draft Longo again this year, please

  28. Fausto

    The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    Hello almost February Grey hope your winter was lavish …. last yr I lived and eventually died by the sagnof, as a man with that word forever etched into the side of my hand would I be crazy to nab Gordon, D and lock up sb in a h2h weekly league I know lindor is gonna fall far in this draft I’m ok with those 2 up the middle and a revolving door(whoever is hot) at MI…what say you? Id prob miss out on Rizzo if i use said strategy i don’t know how i feel about that…. Thanks as always feels good to be able to ask a baseball question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s up, man? You have SAGNOF tattooed on your hand, you can’t draft Dee Gordon…

  29. scott steelers says:
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    First 4 keepers polanco 18th, Springer 13, Sano 11, scherzer 7. Last keeper between salazar 10 or abreu 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “They don’t sell lube in 50-gallon lube drum” um, why?

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: odd that all those players seem to want the same like 2-3 items (other than the lube of course)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  30. Gareth says:
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    It’s Indians Fan Fest this Saturday and they’ve announced that new signings Rajai Davis and Mike Napoli will be there.

    Because of Razzball these Mediocre veterans have become something more.

    I’m looking forward to meeting “The King of Sagnof!” and getting my “Mike Napoli’s Mom nip slip photo” and “running shirtless with Cigarette photo” signed by the man himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you get his mom’s nip slip photo signed, you win the world

  31. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Gareth: it appears summer school math (winter since it’s baseball) has worked out well.

  32. Jon says:
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    I’m trying to work out a 2-for-2 deal in my keeper league. I’d be sending Noland Arenado and JP Crawford for Carlos Correa and another player. Who makes sense?

    Kyle Seager, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Rafael Devers, David Dahl…? Higher? Lower?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  33. Sport says:
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    Great stuff as always! I’m in a keeper league where we only get to keep 2 hitters. I have Rizzo and Frazier but I think I might have a shot grabbing Franco in the draft. I coos use him in 2017 as a keeper.

    How high in the rankings would you put Franco as a keeper?

    As Royal’s I got a little excited at your mentioning Moose with 30 homer potential.

    Who do you think will ever break the Royal’s single season HR record of 36? Anyone on the roster even capable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson! I’d say Franco’s around a top 40 pick in a keeper

  34. Chris says:
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    Grey, jumping ahead, but I was going to ask in the top 10 of 2016, but in my league Bryant has OF eligibility. Is he a top 5 OF for 2016 in your opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can see my top 10 overall in the rankings link

  35. ScreechOwl says:
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    These articles are so entertaining that I usually read through the whole thing even though I don’t really care about third base (owned Longoria for years but dropped him as soon as Kris Bryant came up last year).

    It feels a little too good to have one of the good players at a top-heavy position, and I love the feeling that I’ll be able to start the same player for at least half a decade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, dude!

  36. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I’m gonna try to wet blanket Maikel Franco just a bit.

    Here’s his swing rate by pitch location per Brooks: Look at that low, outside corner area (swings a lot):
    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_profile.php?player=596748&gFilt=&pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=year&minmax=ci&var=swing&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

    Here’s his Brooks profile on GBs. Note the frequency of GBs on pitches in the low and away quadrant:
    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_profile.php?player=596748&gFilt=&pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=year&minmax=ci&var=gb&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

    Now here’s his babip on pitches by quadrant (poor results down and away:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_profile.php?player=596748&gFilt=&pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=year&minmax=ci&var=baa&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

    I’ve scouted him a lot this off-season and one of the things I’ve noticed is that he hit a lot of roll over grounders to the left side. Here’s the spray chart of hit results:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_spray.php?player=596748&gFilt=&time=year&minmax=ci&s_type=15&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

    Look at all those black dots (outs) on the left side of the infield. Notice also that balls to the outfield are more evenly distributed left to right. When you watch him you can see that he’s consistently opening up his front side on well located pitches down in the zone and away and making outs. So while his contact rate looks pretty good, the quality of contact wasn’t always great.

    Like a lot of young players, he feasted on fastballs last year. My concern is that he’ll have a period of adjustment this year as teams try to exploit that little hole in his swing with secondary pitches, particularly change ups.

    The contact rate speaks to a great hand eye coordination and there’s no reason to think this guy will make adjustments. But the league has a way of exploiting young guys their second and third tours through the league. I wouldn’t be surprise to find him struggle to repeat last year’s success as he works to make those adjustments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair points, even if I believe three of those links went to the same place…I clicked around to see what you meant… On a side note about him that I have no data to back up and it’s more anecdotal, I wonder if there is anything to pitchers looking past a team in preparing. In other words, they see the Phils are awful, one guy can beat them, so they don’t fully prepare, let the one guy beat them and just cruise past the rest of the team… Let’s call it the Great Hitter on Bad Team Syndrome

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I almost made that very same point about Franco being a good hitter on a terrible team.

        let’s see if I can get those links right:

        Swing rate: http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_profile.php?player=596748&gFilt=&pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=year&minmax=ci&var=swing&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

        GB by pitch location: http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_profile.php?player=596748&gFilt=&pFilt=FA|SI|FC|CU|SL|CS|KN|CH|FS|SB&time=year&minmax=ci&var=gb&s_type=2&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

        Result spray chart: http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_spray.php?player=596748&gFilt=&time=year&minmax=ci&s_type=15&startDate=01/01/2015&endDate=01/01/2016&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=-1

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @GhostTownSteve:

          Bah…trying to use the internet makes me feel old.

          I did recently get on the tweeterer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You think there’s something to that good hitter on a bad team too, right?! There’s something there, tell me I’m not crazy

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Yep. Totally.

            “Ok guys we got the Phillies for three and then that big series with the Cubs. So let’s get that tape on Bryant and Rizzo fired up.”

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @GhostTownSteve:

              Although I do think that kind of only lasts for so long. If a guy is raking there will eventually be a book on him. We’ll see. As one guy pointed out above, the kid seems to have a great personality. Huge smile.

              He does not get cheated up there. He swings so hard he falls down and his helmet comes off sometimes.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I want him to succeed, and I think he will… Maybe touch and go this year, but I’m willing to pay a little for the chance this year

                • GhostTownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Magoo is magaga for him.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Whew, that makes me feel better, I like that Magoo Maguy!

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @Grey: Thanks boss! I thought you referred to me as Magoo Macgyver for a second. Kind of has a nice ring to it.

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @GhostTownSteve: I have him 9th at 3B. That still might not be high enough to get him in some leagues. Love the upside though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly! I wonder if there’s anything to it, though

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Love what you wrote “I wonder if there is anything to pitchers looking past a team in preparing”

                I wonder that with bad teams in the last two months of the year. It feels like every year bad teams get hot at the end and it doesnt make any sense. Probably against other teams out of it but really Eickoff? and the Phils last year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I think there’s something to it, but I’m not even sure how to test it

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: like old men smoking stogies watching games, we just know whats we see

  37. How'd you know says:
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    Grey,

    What do you expect Arenados OBP to do? Was it about what it’s going to be or can he improve?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not going to improve much, maybe .335

  38. Slick says:
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    Grey,

    20 Team league. 5 keepers. Considering 2016 projections plus upside, which 5 do you keep?

    Brandon Belt
    Cory Seager
    Wil Myers
    Byron Buxton
    Joc Pederson
    George Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Buxton

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: wow, wouldn’t have thought belt and esp myers higher than him, esp if they keep playing myers at 1B by next year he’ll only have 1B.

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: wow, SD is out of their damn minds leaving myers at 1B so jay can start vs ALL righties?! wouldn’t they be much better off with myers in LF, that catcher prospect at C, and norris at 1B?

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @A Wesley Snipes Life: norris isn’t even a very good catcher anyway.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @A Wesley Snipes Life: but dude can hit and he kills lefties which in NL west means something

              • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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                @J-FOH: i’m not saying bench him, just have him at 1B, myers in LF, and betancourt (who i’m pretty sure is projected as good D catcher)at C.

  39. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which do you prefer in an OBP format:

    Arenado and JD
    for
    Rizzo

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username! JD/Arenado

  40. J-FOH says:
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    After a delay because of work we got back to watching Fargo last night. Episode three of the new season was f***ing awesome. Lou is pretty sharp with the tongue there. Didn’t catch on that is Molly’s dad right away. I love when he tells Dod, “To be fair I found the gun, I think you’re dancing with the wrong girl” and his momma jokes to Mike Mulligan.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @J-FOH: “am i the only one who understands the idea of law enforcement here”

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @J-FOH: i won’t bring up any i’m not 100% you haven’t seen yet. but i remembered that one was from when they first meet Dodd and Floyd at the compound.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @A Wesley Snipes Life: Thats the episode I watched last night. Keep it under wraps

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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              @J-FOH: house sellers should use that, when they go to sell a house call it “the compound” i’m sure that would quicken sales. everybody wants to live in a compound.

  41. Theo for President says:
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    10 Team Standard Roto, everybody keeps 5. My current 5 are:

    Trout, Sano, C Seager, Sale, J Upton

    Dude offered me Freeman for Upton. I feel OF heavy, especially with Sano moving there. Pull the trigger on this one or hold out for more?

  42. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Just a thought based on your back and forth with JFOH, you should get a guy like Paul from last year or some other Fangraphy data wonk with SQL chops and do some testing on the old man theories like the one above. Or your thing about how older players start hot and wear down. The site has shifted slightly to an analytic mode over the last few years and Rudy does great work. Shoot Rudy could probably do it. It could be like the Razzermetrics column. Put a goofy spin on that kind of analysis but make sure the analysis is solid. Would be gold.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Our new catch phrase could be, “you can’t spell crazy without razzball” Wait! What? That’s only sorta right….precisely

  43. the swinging says:
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    David Wright at 15 seems high considering he has a spinal disease. Very likely he lands on the dl. Prolly take most of the top 30 over wright.

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