Gone over the catchers, 1st basemen, 2nd basemen, shortstops and 3rd basemen.  Guess what’s next!  The title might have gave it away.  With the top 20 outfielders a pattern emerges.  Steroids can be tested for, but Red Bull can’t.  It was the summer of speed and somewhere Ron LeFlore smiles.  Since outfield is a deep position, I think I’m going to turn this one to 40.  Those will be here on Thursday.  Anyway, here’s the top 20 outfielders for 2009 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

1. Carl Crawford – For four years, Crawford was featured prominently in the top of the preseason rankings for outfielders, and, in 2009, he finally fulfilled that promise by ranking first overall at the end of the season.  Wouldn’t you know it, last year was not one of those top preseason ranking years.  After an abysmal 2008, Crawford’s stock did a Triple Lindy coming into 2009.  Then he exploded for 21 steals in May and he looked like he might surpass Lou Brock’s career total by August.  Unfortunately, he slowed down in the 2nd half.  Let’s hope it wasn’t his knee shouting expletives at the artificial turf.  Preseason Rank #10, 2009 Projections:  85/15/80/.300/45, Final Numbers:  96/15/68/.305/60

2. Jacoby Ellsbury – Hamilton-Burrishly, Ellsbury and Crawford dueled during the regular season to see who would steal more bases, Ellsbury won the battle, but Crawford the war.  On a sidenote, not such a great sign that the top two outfielders gave a majority of value with the steal.  Where’s the 40 homer outfielders?  There were none.  Not even Adam Dunn.  That’s something that will need to be addressed in its own post during the offseason.  Seems like something for December Grey.  Preseason Rank #16, 2009 Projections:  110/10/60/.285/40, Final Numbers:  94/8/60/.301/70

3. Ryan Braun – I said this the other day when talking about Evan Longoria, but it applies here, as well.  Braun may not have been a disappointment per se, but eff “per se” in its Frenchy-sounding goolie.  I wanted 40 homers from Braun!  Preseason Rank #2, 2009 Projections:  100/40/110/.280/15, Final Numbers:  113/32/114/.320/20

4. Matt Kemp – Here’s what I said last January, “I not only bought into the Matt Kemp hype, I rolled it up in decorative sugar and began to sell it at a local bake sale.  You want someone in the fourth round in 2009 that could be a first or second rounder in 2010?  Matt Kemp’s your man, man.  He’s the future, kids.”  And that’s me quoting me!  And me was right.  Next year, I’m taking Kemp in the 1st round and I’m going to like it.  Preseason Rank #11, 2009 Projections:  95/24/80/.295/30, Final Numbers:  97/26/101/.297/34

5. Ichiro Suzuki – The average is great, the steals are okay, the homers are bleh.  Another Ichiro year.  Preseason Rank #12, 2009 Projections:  110/7/50/.315/35, Final Numbers:  88/11/46/.352/26

6. Matt Holliday – Did it help his RBIs to bat behind Pujols?  Probably.  Maybe a few more homers than if he stayed with the A’s?  Yup, but as you see from my preseason projections he was pretty much in line with what I thought he’d do.  He was scorching hot when he went from the A’s to the Cards.  I believe that he would’ve been hot in the 2nd half no matter where he played.  Next year when people are saying he’ll return to 30 homers, I’m going to say again he’s a 25 home run hitter.  Unless he signs with the Rockies or the Yankees.  Preseason Rank #5, 2009 Projections:  90/22/105/.310/12, Final Numbers:  94/24/109/.313/14

7. Bobby Abreu – Who would’ve put three Angels in the top 20 in the beginning of the year?  Gene Autry’s Ghost, perhaps.  But not many people.  I thought Abreu would steal a bit more on the Angels, but I thought the years of 30 steals were long gone.  Preseason Rank #25, 2009 Projections:  110/17/100/.300/20, Final Numbers:  96/15/103/.293/30

8. Michael Bourn – Speed is definitely in a renaissance.  It’s like the go-go 80s with Rock Raines sniffing coke off of the dashboard of Keith Hernandez’s El Dorado.  All we need now is for Okrent to send out the standings in the mail.  Makes you wonder if speed would’ve ever left the scene if it wasn’t for steroids.  Preseason Rank #66, 2009 Projections:  70/4/30/.240/40, Final Numbers:  97/3/35/.285/61

9. Adam Lind – I’ve already talked a bit about my thoughts on Lind for 2010.  Right now, we’re talking about 2009, ya’ll.  He’ll be the magical 27 years old in 2010.  Shoot, we’re talking about 2009.  Um, he had a good year.  Yeah, that’s the ticket.  (There will be more to come!)  Preseason Rank #61, 2009 Projections:  65/22/85/.275/3, Final Numbers:  93/35/114/.305/1

10. Jayson Werth – Hopefully you didn’t abandon ship when he got off to a rocky April start (2 homers, 10 RBIs).  After that, Werth ended up having a very consistent season, hitting at least 6 homers every month.  Then he chucked in 5 steals in four games of October because he obviously owned himself in a H2H league.  Preseason Rank #41, 2009 Projections:  95/17/70/.270/17, Final Numbers:  98/36/99/.268/20

11. Jason Bay – Now for the inconsistent Jason.  He hit 19 of his homers in two months of the season (May and August).  In July, he hit 1 homer and drove in only 5 runs.  On the bright side, he must’ve realized he was starring in a donkey show with him being the donkey because he contributed 6 steals in July.  Preseason Rank #17, 2009 Projections:  100/32/110/.280/10, Final Numbers:  103/36/119/.267/13

12. Justin Upton – I see your love for B.J. and I raise you a 20/20/.300 season.  Preseason Rank #48, 2009 Projections:  70/20/70/.260/7, Final Numbers:  84/26/86/.300/20

13. Kendry Morales – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen post. Final Numbers:

14. Ben Zobrist – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen post.  Final Numbers:

15. Shin-Soo Choo – I wonder if there’s a fantasy baseball blogger in Korea writing Torii Hunter is the American Shin-Soo Choo.  Things that make you say hmm…  Preseason Rank #51, 2009 Projections:  70/16/70/.280/11, Final Numbers:  87/20/86/.300/21

16. Denard Span – Did I underestimate Denard Dawg’s relevance in the beginning of the season?  I don’t think so, since my projections were pretty spot-on.  So why did I rank him 53rd?  Because I didn’t realize how few homers would come out of the outfield in 2009.  You could’ve found 27 guys who contributed 20 steals, but how many guys hit 30 homers?  11 guys.  To be continued… Preseason Rank #53, 2009 Projections:  90/8/60/.285/20, Final Numbers:  97/8/68/.311/23

17. Torii Hunter – On July 3rd, I told you to sell Hunter when he was at 17/13.  In the last three months, he went 5/5.  Cust kayin’.  Preseason Rank #30, 2009 Projections:  85/24/85/.275/17, Final Numbers:  74/22/90/.299/18

18. Nyjer Morgan – Let’s reenact the day Nyjer was traded from the Pirates.  “Nyjer, you’ve been traded.”  A five minute dance, followed by ten minutes of celebratory hoots and hollers as he lets everyone know how glad he is to be out of the Pirates organization.  “Nyjer, you’re going to the Nats.”  Nyjer cries.  Then he devotes himself to proving the Pirates wrong as he hits .351 with the Nats and steals 24 bases in 49 games.  Preseason Unranked, Final Numbers:  74/3/39/.307/42

19. Johnny Damon – The Yankees figured out a way to reverse the effects of all of their aging players.  Have them play in a Little League field.  Preseason Rank #26, 2009 Projections:  105/15/70/.285/20, Final Numbers:  107/24/82/.282/12

20. Shane Victorino – Wait, Denard Dawg was supposed to be emulating Victorino.  Teacher, student… Not student, teacher.  Not student, teacher!  Victorino’s season worries me a bit because he did much better last year in 50 less at-bats.  In 620 ABs in 2009, his stats should look better.  I’ve already had my love of Sparkakis desecrated this year.  Not you too, Victorino… Please.   Preseason Rank #15, 2009 Projections:  100/15/60/.285/35, Final Numbers:  102/10/62/.292/25

77 Responses


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    Grimlock says:
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    Grey, the day after the trade you called Holliday a sell and said he couldn’t cure gout. You were wrong; my feet feel great. Why did you say that in July if you thought he was going to get hot one way or another, or is that a retrospective opinion? A suddenly hot hitter of Holliday’s talent who has slumped for the first half of the season is my definition of a buy, not a sell.


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    DocNo1 says:
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    How you do not have Braun at #1 is beyond comprehension. He completely blew your first two out of the water in 4 of 5 categories. Methinks someone is a bit too enamored with the SB (and Braun had 20 of them!!)


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    Royo says:
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    @DocNo1: Youthinks ESPN likes the SB. That’s where the order of these rankings came from.


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    big o says:
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    ultimatum-ly , it was bourn , who allowed me to trade ellsbury , crawford and morgan , for cano , braun and tulo , and still capture the sb category by 31 .

    when mr. baseball comes on , will you , please , remind him that these are 2009 year-end rankings ,
    and , not how you see them for 2010 .


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    big o says:
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    considering all the unknown ramifications , surrounding matt holliday’s
    off-season trade to the A ‘s ,
    yours’ was the most accurate projection
    that i’ve seen .
    kudos .

    can you repeat ??


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    Tony says:
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    Kemp and Brauny will be at the top of the OF heap in 2010.

    Guys that have 30 and 40 HR potential and can steal 20-30 bags are more valuable than 8 HR 60 SB guys. These guys can rank out wherever they want, gimme the 30-30 .300 potential anyday.

    I wouldn’t touch crawford next year. He’ll be back drafted as a top 15 pick and will disappoint again. He doesn’t perform when he’s expected too.

    I think guys like J-UP and Lind will be money next year. Lind is your OF power of the future, too bad he can’t steal any bags… J-UP could be a 30-30 man next year easy.

    WHERE HAS THE 40 HR POTENTIAL GONE? A COUPLE 1ST BASEMEN AND THATS ABOUT IT…. ROIDS


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    Jimmy Ray says:
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    Looks like the big Name game! Ichiro should be down by victorino. Those are nowhere near top 5 numbers!Braun and kemp are 1 and 2 in my book!!


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    Andre Ethier's Mom says:
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    My boy was robbed.


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    big o says:
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    @Andre Ethier’s Mom:
    where were you last night ?
    when we needed you .


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    Tony says:
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    @Jimmy Ray: well if its the big name game then braun would be #1….

    and like Big O said this is from 2009, its not the rankings for 2010.


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    Andre Ethier's Mom says:
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    Took a wrong turn in the Aztec and ended up halfway to Escondido before I figured it out. I’m not from here…oh or did you mean little Andre?


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    peter says:
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    Another note on Holliday: After he went to StL, he only had 2 SB. And that’s even though his OBP went from .378 to .419. Tony doesn’t let anyone run much. Cust Kayin’…


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    Grey says:
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    @Grimlock: When Holliday was traded, I said I think his value *does* go up with the Cards, but I didn’t think it would go as high as people thought. I was saying to sell Holliday because of perceived value vs. actual.

    In the comments, I said “He’s a 25/100 guy. So 14 homers (for the Cards).” He hit 13 homers. It’s good, but I always figured he’d get around the 25/100/.310 mark. I figured he’d get around there because that’s his level. I said 22 homers in the preseason assuming he’d be in Oakland, so I gave him 3 extra homers in St. Louis, but he only got two extra.

    @DocNo1: As Royo said below you, the end season rankings are from ESPN. It allows me to objectively compare where I ranked them in the preseason to the end without being bias. I talk more about this in the top 20 catcher post.

    @big o: We’ll see.

    @Tony: Agree on Crawford. He’ll go back to being overvalued.

    @Jimmy Ray: See my comment above to DocNo1.

    @Andre Ethier’s Mom: Ha!

    @peter: Yup.


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    Frank Rizzo says:
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    OF was the key to my championship this year. Braun, Kemp, and Ellsbury in an early year steal of a trade. I was all over Kemp in the 4th of our draft (thanks to Grey) and he was one of the steals of the draft.

    “I won my championship with Razzball. You can too.”


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    Grey says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Nice signature.


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    Steve says:
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    No disrespect intended to those in the top 20, but that’s a pretty raggedy-arsed looking bunch – at least in comparison to your pre-season top 20.

    Injuries took their toll to be sure, but have we seen the likes of Carlos Lee start to lose the fantasy relevance they once had?


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    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I plan on covering this in its own post, but in short, yeah, outfield is not what it once was. Whether it’s steroids or not, guys just aren’t hitting homers like they used to.


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    Steve says:
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    @Grey: Big-picture, high-level question, but any feeling that the pitchers were more dominant this year?

    i.e. was offence down across the board?


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    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Offense was down a bit. Not by a lot. About 20 homers lower and a few overall runs from 2008.


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    penpen says:
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    The thought of Werth owning himself in fantasy is hilarious.

    I will think of that from now on for anyone who seems to be racking up stats by means of some unfathomable motivating force. (“From whence all these steals, Mark Reynolds? Dude must totally own himself in a fantasy league.”)


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    Steve says:
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    @penpen: @Grey: All relievers should be forced to have a fantasy team and own at least one of the starting pitchers from their team.

    Not as an encouragement to pitch better.

    But so they know what it feels like.


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    Jimmy Ray says:
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    @ Tony: braun is number one for 2009 and Ichiro is not a top 15 OF. I really don’t see how anyone could say braun isn’t number one, five tool player baby! Ichiro is the big name guy I was talking about. the avg is great but the rest is not. Well under 100 runs and under 30 sb’s….

    @ Grey: what will be Ichiro’s value be in a 5×5 roto next season? should this guy even be taken in the first four rounds in a 12 team league? To me he is 3rd OF at best ( unless he is playing for the yankees next season)


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    Grey says:
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    @penpen: Nice!

    @Jimmy Ray: He’ll be the nearly identical to his value this year. Average and some steals. I’ll probably rank him around the same place as I did this year and he’ll probably go way before that. I don’t own Ichiro.


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    big o says:
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    @Grey:
    just got home from work .

    what’s all this stuff about mariano spitting on the ball ??…. you tube , i’m hearing


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    Grey says:
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    @big o: Link please.


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    big o says:
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    @Grey:
    was hoping someone here had one


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: @big o: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99D65C1Z6Zg

    Clearly you can see the steroid residue in that spit………..


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    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Thanks for the link! Now I want the Zapruder version with Kevin Costner breaking it down.


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    Ruah says:
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    Yes, ESPN’s player rater is skewed so that SB players are rated higher. Braun is the #1 pick. Even given these stats last March, anyone with sense is taking Braun as the first OF.


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    Grey says:
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    @Ruah: Yes, agreed.


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: I think this is JimBob Costner, Kevin’s brother………………

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7FAEXL4nRE


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    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: JimBob seems inaccurate. More like NerdyBob or DweebBob.


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Sheldon Bob?


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    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: PoindexterBob?


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Hehe

    Poindexter Costner has a nice ring to it. He can use that as his stage name at the Green Onion……………


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    Jimmy Ray says:
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    not a big fan of kazmir, but damn this ump has a f#%ked up strike zone. Kaz has enough trouble throwing strikes without getting the squeeze!


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    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Totally!

    Is it me or is anything advertised during the playoffs automatically off your list as anything you’d ever be interested in? Astroboy – bleh! Any Fox show – blech! Cialis — hey now!


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    Grey says:
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    @Jimmy Ray: Agreed, the umps have been squeezing all series long.


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Not watching right now, I’m watchin the quick and the dead, terrible western.

    I hope Gene Hackman kills em all…………………


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    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: The Sharon Stone movie? Why are you punishing yourself?


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: It had to be done.

    Have to pay my penance after all the Telletubbies talk the other night. I’ll take one for the team, Razzballers mount up!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tonight we ride………………….


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    Jimmy Ray says:
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    does sharon Stone show her snatch in that one too?


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    Besides, Mr. Skin said there was a good muff shot……………….


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    Quintero says:
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    There is no way Napoli blocks everything Kazmir throws into dirt…he has an italian name and maybe is from Europe, but he is just not Sasha Vujacic, aka. the biggest cockblocker in LA…


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    Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I don’t think that’s what Grey meant when he said “punishing yourself”.


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    Grey says:
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    @Jimmy Ray: @BigFatHippo: Possibly, but that would mean you have to own the movie or rent it. I was hoping it was just on TV, that would’ve almost been excusable.


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    Grey says:
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    @Quintero: Ha!


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: It came out today in the Redbox, I thought it was a new movie, didn’t pay much attention or money.

    I refuse to waste my dollar so I watched it for all those deprived children in New Zealand who are just now getting Telletubbies in Beta…………….


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    Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: It took you 13 minutes to come up with that story?


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Ha!

    Took me 13 minutes to figure out how to switch from Blue Ray to network TV…………..then when i finally got the baseball game, Casey Casum gave me a long distance dedication from a dead chick on my surround sound…………

    man, I get stoopider every time I buy something


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    Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

    @Grey: Beat you to it!


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    BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Hehe, nice shot man…….


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    @BigFatHippo: Ha!

    @Steve: Ha!


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    DrEasy says:
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    It might be worth getting the rankings from baseballmonster or something. These ESPN rankings make no sense to me.

    The umpires were terrible tonight. It didn’t make much of a difference in the end though. I would have taken CC out after the 7th inning, gotta trust Gaudin going two innings for you there.


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    big o says:
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    @Grey:
    am requesting that you amend your teaching program .
    please try and fit in an article on categorical “targets” ,
    for standard 12-team , 5×5 ‘s ,
    pertaining to draft strategies .

    at the beginning of the year , i asked you to give me a target for saves . the number you gave (120) was good enough for 3rd place in my most important league .
    121 would have netted me 2nd place , and 126 … 1st .

    i asked the same of another , (perhaps one of the “industry’s” most respected authorities) , for stolen bases and home runs .

    the target # that he gave me for sb’s (165) would have netted me
    4th place …. 161 was 7th place , and 181 was 2nd place .

    now to be candid , his philosophy (/caveat) is that you don’t have to win EVERY category … but you must be competitive …. no punting .

    for home runs , the target i was given was 225 .
    225 was 11th place !!
    10th place was 255 …. 300 would have tied me for 4th /5th .
    309 was 1st place .

    i have provided all these numbers as my way of saying
    that i want YOU to set my draft goals for me , this winter .

    last year was my 1st foray into 5×5 ‘s .
    the most important thing that i learned was
    finding out who i want to listen to .

    so , if you could do this ….. fit this type of article into your plans ,
    i would be most appreciative .
    and , as always ,
    thanking you , in advance .


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    @DrEasy: I wouldn’t get hung up on the individual rankings. What matters is the general area players are taken in and how they performed. I agree Gaudin should’ve went two.

    @Elijah: That’s awesome!

    @big o: The problem with setting goals like that is people play in a wide array of leagues. A 12 team’s goals are different than a 10 team or a 15 team. Also, if I said 120 saves, that means on average out of, say, 10 leagues. In some leagues 120 gets you 1st place and in others it gets you 5th place, can’t expect anyone to know every league. But with all that said I can do something along those lines.


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    Grimlock says:
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    Grey, Holliday also hit .353 in St. Louis with 55 RBI and 42 Runs in 63 games – extremely similar to the rate he sustained in his best season in Colorado (2007), only with fewer runs and a better average. Yes, you were right about his homeruns in St. Louis, but that ignores all the other value he offered. Did Holliday’s perceived value go up after the trade? Yes. Did it go up as much as his actual value? No. He was therefore not a sell. Matt Holliday was a top-10 hitter after coming to St. Louis. I don’t have the per-game breakdowns in front of me, but I think he was the #1 OF in baseball after the trade. In a 1 year league, there’s no way you could have gotten that much value for him the day after the trade on July 20something. Unless you were way ahead in all other offensive stats and looking for steals (Ellsbury or somesuch), if you traded Holliday the day after he went to St. Louis, you lost value.

    March Grey pretty much destroyed July Grey this year. But then again, in fantasy baseball, March is championship month, so overall I’d say 2009 Grey had a great season.


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    @Grimlock: I felt like Holliday’s immediate value after the trade was sky high. But it’s pretty hard to say what anyone could’ve gotten for him, i.e. what his perceived value was. I do know Zimmerman had a decent August and September, so a Holliday for Zimmerman/Brian Wilson trade would have been helpful on some teams. Jayson Werth’s August, September and October were comparable to Holliday, so a Werth/Furcal trade could’ve helped more than Holliday. Or Werth/Wilson or Bourn/Bell or etc. I wasn’t saying trade him straight up, I thought he could’ve gotten more.


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    Jareth Cutestory says:
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    I think Braun is #1 by a mile. Like ESPN you seem a bit more enamored with steals than I am, even though I typically end up with a 9 or 10 in the category. No, I guess Braun didn’t hit 40 hr which would have been nice, but he batted about 40 points better than expected as a consolation prize. He also beat Ellsbury and Crawford in 4 out of 5 categories.

    Thanks for the help this season, you were entertaining as well.


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    Jareth Cutestory says:
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    Oops guess I should have read the other comments.


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    @Jareth Cutestory: No problem, I should probably say in every end of the season rankings post that for objectivity I used ESPN’s rankings to compare my preseason rankings vs. them. If you think Braun should’ve been one then my preseason rankings were even more accurate than they appear here.


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    @DocNo1:@Ruah: @Grey: just to push back a little on the, “the ESPN player rater is so screwed up/steals overvalued” meme

    1) Player Rater scores:
    Crawford – 12.13
    Ellsbury – 12.09
    Braun – 12.08

    I think it’s fair to say the difference between the three players according to player rater is statistically insignificant, so the 1-2-3 ranking is not that meaningful; Braun is basically sharing the #1 spot with those other two.

    2) Ellsbury/Crawford/Bourn stealing so many bases of course can win you just about as many roto points in the scheme of things as a Kemp/Braun well rounded type, which I think ESPN’s rater is accounting for. I would just concede that it’d be up to you to make the trades/draft picks to make sure you had the power to complement them, and that thus that little extra flexibility might give Braun/Kemp a slight edge in convenience.

    I don’t think this means Crawford/Ellsbury is as valuable going forward, because there’s less room for stat growth in a lot of these steals guys and their steals could have easily topped out this year, but in terms of measuring the impact they had on teams THIS year, I think the Rater is decently accurate.


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    @penpen: The funny thing — to me at least — is I used ESPN’s Player Rater so there wouldn’t be confusion as to why I was saying where someone was ranked. I figured a 3rd party would be the easiest way to go to avoid comments like, “Grey, you listed so and so as the 4th outfielder in the preseason then ranked them 4th in the end. That’s convenient.”


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    penpen says:
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    @Grey: I particularly like this by @Jareth Cutestory: “Like ESPN you seem a bit more enamored with steals than I am…”

    simple mistake he immediately corrected but still, I can imagine your mega face-palm upon reading it for the first time


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    @penpen: It’s not fully his fault, I assumed people would start by reading the catcher one where it’s all explained then go forward but people jump around, so it needs to be set-up every time.


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    @Grey: yes definitely a good idea.


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    P.S. got second place in my H2H league (for the third straight year won the regular season and lost in the finals), which I’m going to claim as a moral victory, with all credit due to Razzball for nudges towards drafting Wandy, Wainwright, JJohnson, Broxton, Adam Lind, Matt Cain, and snatching various key pickups throughout the year~ Thanks!


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    @penpen: Nice! Hopefully get you the championship next year.


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    Maximus says:
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    10 keepers, who do you pick? Please rank in order from best to worst.

    Utley, Fielder are already in

    Haren, Carpenter, Reynolds, Markakis, Car Gonzalez, Franklin, Oswalt, Al Ram, Rajai Davis, Kubel, G. Jones, Aardsma


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    @Maximus: Reynolds, Markakis, Haren, Carpenter, Aramis, CarGo, Davis and Oswalt.


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    Steve @ MLB Fantasy Prospects says:
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    Grey: Two Phillies on the list and no doubt Ibanez should get an honorable mention despite his second-half swoon (but has re-emerged in the playoffs). What I find amazing is how the Phillies have two young OF’s knocking on the door in Michael Taylor and Domonic Brown. One has to wonder whether the Phils will lock-up Werth long-term, or go with one of these guys. We think Brown should get first shot at an OF opening in Philly: http://www.mlbfantasyprospects.com/2009/10/16-mlb-fantasy-prospect-domonic-brown-of-philadelphia-phillies—scouting-report.html


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    @Steve @ MLB Fantasy Prospects: On first look, looks a little too raw for 2010, but I’ll look deeper when I start going over rookies in November.


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    Steve @ MLB Fantasy Prospects says:
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    @Grey We think he’ll be playing in September 2010, for sure in 2011 as Werth and Ibanez possibly heading out the door.


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    Grey says:
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    @Steve @ MLB Fantasy Prospects: Well, if he plays in Philly in April 2010 then he needs a preseason post. If it’s in September of 2010, then I probably don’t need to write about him until August. I’ll look at him though, thanks!


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    DocNo1 says:
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    Wasn’t clear on the final rankings (obviously) and thought they were yours. My bad. Faith restored.

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