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Today, we go over the top 40 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball.  Yesterday, we went over the top 20 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball.  It will be a date which will live in…Well, it won’t live in infamy, so what’s the opposite of that?  Famy?  It will live in unfamy?  That’s just ridiculous.  What are you, the 7-Up guy?  By the time you get to these outfielders, I’m sure you’ve drafted at least one outfielder.  If you haven’t, wake from your slumber, Rip Van Schmucko, your draft is slipping away from you.  There’s a lot of interesting names in this top 40.  Jason Heyward is one interesting name.  It was even more interesting when it was Jason “Future Superstar” Heyward.  All of the 2014 fantasy baseball rankings are there.  If you right click that and open it in a new tab, your car will get a free oil change (it won’t).  Without further delay (there really wasn’t much delay, I mean, that was a short intro compared to most)… Anyway, here’s the top 40 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball:

21. Matt Holliday – This tier started in the top 20 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball.  This tier ends at Werth.  I called this tier, “They’re older and getting older.  Weird how that works.”  These guys are on the downward slope of their career.  You could get a solid year from any of them or you might get a 60-day DL stint leaving you wondering if Craig Gentry is going to play on Sunday or if you should grab someone else.  What does the fox say about Holliday?  Okay, okay, okay, okay.  What does the fox say about Holliday?  Okay, okay, okay, okay.  Okay, okay, okay, okay.   What does the fox say about Holliday?  Okay, okay, okay, okay.  Okay, okay, okay, okay.  2014 Projections:  93/22/101/.292/5

22. Jayson Werth – Werth doesn’t disappoint if he’s healthy.  That ‘if’ has an overweight Siamese twin and it drives a minivan where the passenger seat is removed so it can fit.  Werth could give you 25+ homers and 15+ steals if he plays 150 games, but I’d count on closer to 120.  2014 Projections:  72/22/88/.279/10

23. Billy Hamilton – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Josh Hamilton.  I call this tier, “Hi, Risk, say hello to your mother for me.”  This whole tier might be filled with number one outfielders disguised as number two’s.  More likely, a few will pan out and others will just pan.  I already went over my Billy Hamilton fantasy.  I wrote it while high on speed.  2014 Projections:  73/2/28/.250/67

24. Matt Kemp – Hard to be down on a guy that can go 40/40.  Rihanna would disagree.  Snap!  The downside here is pretty awful and the upside looks a lot closer in the side view mirror.  He seems a lot younger (will be 30 years old in September of 2014), and his health is questionable.  In October, he had another surgery on his shoulder.  I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see another lost season from Kemp.  Shoulder issues aren’t good, says WebMD.  I nearly dropped him further, but the potential for a 25-homer, 15-steal season is too great.  You really need to weigh how much risk you’re willing to take on with Kemp.  His risk outweighs the reward to a greater extent than you’re even thinking.  2014 Projections:  71/22/76/.266/10

25. Jason Heyward – Feels like he’s been around forever, right?  He’s 24 years old.  This is why…this is why…this is why he could be hot.   Central casting is looking for a guy that could go into the first round next year?  Central Casting should check out Heyward.  He could be Kemp before Kemp got black widow’d.  Heyward probably won’t, so don’t take this the wrong way, but he could hit 35 homers and steal 20 bases and be a top 3 outfielder.  2014 Projections: 83/19/69/.273/10

26. Yoenis Cespedes – Any of the guys in this tier could be top five at their position next year and I like that kind of risk.  You could have an outfield of Kemp, Heyward, Cespedes this year and be overjoyed come August…Then again, I would’ve said that this time last year and your very expensive outfield would’ve been like a Jaguar that is in and out of the shop.  Cespedes doesn’t have a huge sample size (that’s what she said!), but I think he’ll have a BABIP higher than his .274 in 2013, but it’ll take raising his 16.7% line drive rate.  He’s dragging his heels there with guys like Russell Martin, J.J. Hardy and Trumbo.  O.co isn’t exactly the place to hit a 45.6% fly ball rate.  All of that is terrific for the Home Run Derby, but unless Joey Cora gets a deal to pitch for every Cespedes at-bat it’s not great for real baseball.  I get the sense that he’s more of a .250 hitter than the .292 one he was in 2012, but it’s still hard to say for sure.  2014 will be an important year for figuring out exactly who Cespedes is, or Cespedis if you’re into portmanteaus.  2014 Projections:  70/25/85/.255/10

27. Josh Hamilton – For the first time in a while, people don’t want Josh Hamilton.  Do I hear a buying opportunity?  Last year, his season was a floating turd that wouldn’t flush….Or was it?!  Damn you, reversal ellipsis!  In the 2nd half last year, Hamilton hit .287 with 7 homers in 237 at-bats.  Hardly the stuff of legends, but it’s not the end.  Or fin as the French say or what the cheftestants on Top Chef call their fish restaurant.  What happened to Top Chef?  I can’t believe I used to love this show.  Top Chef, your swish pans are making me nauseous, and Padma is a pretty face, stop giving her a say in anything.  2014 Projections:  78/24/89/.269/7

28. Mark Trumbo – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Hart.  I call this tier, “They have outfield eligibility.  Whoopie, play them at their other position.”  I already went over my Mark Trumbo fantasy.  I wrote it while learning the merengue.  2014 Projections:  74/33/89/.244/5

29. Michael Cuddyer – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2014 fantasy baseball.

30. Allen Craig – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2014 fantasy baseball.

31. Ben Zobrist – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2014 fantasy baseball.

32. Brandon Moss – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2014 fantasy baseball.

33. Coco Crisp – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Aoki.  I call this tier, “Different degrees of mostly speed and some power.”  It’s all about the speed– No, it’s all about the power– No, it’s about the crust.  Take a step back, baker, the butcher’s coming through!  Coco was cuckoo for homers last year, eclipsing his next highest homer year by eleven dingers — hehe, I said dingers.  No chance Crisp hits 20 homers again.  He’s 34 years old and can’t stay healthy.  I’m more concerned with whether or not he can he steal 25+ bases at such an advanced age (for baseball and video games).  I think he can.  2014 Projections:  81/14/52/.265/27

34. Desmond Jennings – Desmond is my constant.  Constant annoyance, that is.  He so po’.  That’s potential.  That’s how I abbreviate potential.  Don’t others?  No?  Cool.  A pee poor line drive rate drags down his whole game.  Until he can make better contact, he may never take the next step.  From this tier, he does have the most upside.  There’s a chance here for a 20/35 season.  So many things have to go right for that to happen there are not enough computer screens in the world to explain.  2014 Projections:  78/16/64/.245/25

35. Shane Victorino – For about six years now, Shane Victorino has been the torchbearer for ‘mostly speed, some power’ guys.  He sat Leonys Martin down in late-March of last year and told him he needed to hit more homers and steal more bases.  He won’t answer calls from Denard Span until he hits ten homers.  He ran over Chris Denorfia’s foot with a Vespa when Denorfia refused to steal 20 bases.  Victorino’s been a role model for these guys, but now he’s moving towards a ceremonial position.  An ex-president with nothing to do but sit on company boards and cut ribbons.  This might be his final season of productivity.  Hopefully he’s not a lame duck.  2014 Projections:  77/14/53/.269/24

36. Peter Bourjos – Already went over my Peter Bourjos fantasy.  It was written on the shell of a tortoise.  2014 Projections:  74/12/58/.263/20

37. Norichika Aoki – When he went to the Royals, I said this, “Aoki was traded for Will Smith.  Who did this deal?  Jada Pinkett Smith?  John Travolta because Will Smith’s such a friend of Scientology? Think this might’ve been the first time the Royals have been on the better side of a trade since the East India Company.  This doesn’t help Aoki (doesn’t hurt him either) as much as it finally, mercifully, adverbially gets Alex Gordon out of the leadoff spot.  Happy Bar Mitzvah, Royals, you are now a man of a team.  Aoki doesn’t strike out at all, which will mean more RBIs for Gordon, Hosmer and Moobs (and, dare I say, Salvador Perez and Moustakas).  All in all or whatever clunky sentence intro you have, a great deal for the Royals.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2014 Projections:  92/10/53/.293/24

38. Alfonso Soriano – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the top 60 outfielders for 2014 fantasy baseball.  I call this tier, “Brace yourself for disappointment.”  In 1975, Alfonso Soriano was playing his 3rd year in a Trinidadian league under the name, Alfonso Fonzarelli, when he impregnated a young woman by the name of Lupe.  Lupe and the then-Alfonso Fonzarelli had a baby boy that they named after their father but, due to Trinidadian custom, the baby boy took his mother’s last name, Ribeiro.  Yes, Alfonso Soriano is the father to Alfonso Ribeiro.  That just illustrates how old Soriano is.  Even at the tender age of 67, Soriano somehow continues to produce, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see his wheels come off.  That’s the wheels on his walker.  2014 Projections:  72/26/91/.251/8

39. Domonic Brown – It didn’t surprise me that the Phillies were trying to trade away Brown this offseason.  I don’t think we got a career year last year from Brown, it was a career five weeks.  From May 2nd of last year until June 8th, he hit 16 homers, then 11 homers the other five months.  He’s usually around a 10% HR/FB and last May he had a 42.9%.  Barry Bonds shooting up ‘roids in the on-deck circle isn’t getting a 42.9%.  If Brown would’ve held his career norm of 10% HR/FB, he would’ve had 14 homers last year.  Brown is not a 27-homer guy going on 40 homers.  He’s a 27-homer guy going on 19 homers.  Because he’s right in the prime of his career and capable of ten steals, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but don’t be surprised to see Brown droppable in shallower leagues by June.  2014 Projections:  62/21/73/.255/10

40. Curtis Granderson – When he signed with the Mets, I wrote this, “Like Pedro Martinez so eloquently put (not eloquent at all), the Yankees were his daddy.  Well, they’re also the Mets’ daddy.  And the Mets have Girl With Daddy Issues Syndrome.  They will never be the Yankees, so they sleep with any guy that will show them attention and then they clean up the guy’s bathroom the next morning without being asked.  “I was building up the rings in my toilet bowl so I can tell how long I’ve been in this apartment.”  That’s you being ungrateful.  Grandy has an extremely small sample size (that’s what she said) in Metco, so it’s pretty inconsequential.  His biggest issue of late is staying healthy and hitting above .240.  I don’t see a huge correction coming for either of those, but I’ll assume he can stay on the field.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2014 Projections:  76/28/86/.235/12

  1. John says:
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    so austin jackson is 41 and lower? jees

    • Rotorankers.tumblr.com says:
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      @John: Yeah. He’s a bum.

    • James says:
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      @John:

      I expected to see him right next to Aoki or maybe in the Jennings Tier. I still see top 10 potential there (if he hits 300 with 15 homers and 25 steals that is boarderline top 10 OF), but realistically he should fall in right around Aoki. I expect him in the next 5… Corey Hart is listed and has 25 homer 280 upside, but missed all year.

      • Bill James says:
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        @James: he’s after Rutledge

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bill James: Your consistent blather on this site explains a lot of why you were wrong on Chris Davis for so long prior. Go work on your projections!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Sky: I thought we agreed that it was just harder to understand than normal…now it’s blather…I burble? Wait…is this to me?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I don’t normally subtweet someone in the comments but…yes. The only things that make me burble are bean burritos.

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Sky: Just another manic maunder…wait, is it still Monday? There was something I was supposed to do this year…

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @Wake Up: Don’t worry, you already cleaned out the kitty litter box. Go back to sleep. See you next year!

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Sky: Something your grandpappy, Tom Joad, shared with me, “Never wrestle with pigs…you both get dirty…and the pig likes it.”

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Sky: RR HOF version with Tom and Bruce is pretty good too!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Giving a listen now. Damn fine, great build up through the end.

        • matt says:
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          @Bill James: Are you the actual bill james or bill james groupie 2.0? HAH

      • Cram It says:
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        @James: Right next to, as in shortly after. His four year avg of 10 HR/50 RBI/17 SB puts him below the projections of the guys at the bottom of this tier. Your projections are combining the best of what he’s done in each category. Which is possible, sure, but clearly not expected in these rankings. Personally, I think he’s a bum too.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Cram It: What happened to you? Did you center yourself over the winter break? Cheers!

          • Curt says:
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            @Wake Up: Wow…it must be the Polar eclipse

          • Cram It says:
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            @Wake Up: I have. It’s too fucking cold to get the blood flowing.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Cram It: Haha…

              • Curt says:
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                @Wake Up: 7 degrees and a foot of snow here on Long Island……way too fucking cold!!!!!!!!!!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Curt: My old stomping ground. What part?

                  • Curt says:
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                    @Cram It: Long Beach, grew up in Elmont

                    • Roger Rocket says:
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                      @Curt:

                      From Port Jefferson, now in Austin TX and we are supposed to get snow here tonight WTF!!!

  2. One Man Crusade says:
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    Nice write ups. I seem to be enamored with Jennings potential. Do you like him or Pence as a keeper?

  3. The Thumb says:
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    Boy that got ugly fast. Offense sucks.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @The Thumb: It does, but by number 40 a 12-teamer would already have 3 OF on every team = 3 X 12. Mathematically speaking.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Fungazi: If you draft OF/OF/OF with your first 3 picks, which probably isn’t a recommended strategy

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Cram It: if you did that you would have a near top 20 OF.

        • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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          @Cram It: That’s not what he’s saying. He’s saying that — theoretically — if every team drafted OFs at roughly the same pace, then by the time you get to the 40th OF on this list, every team in a 12-team league would already have 3 OFs. His point was that, while this list certainly feels shallow, it feels a little less so if you imagine each team owning 3 OFs in the top 36-40.

          • Fungazi says:
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            @2000 Brain Cells ago: Exactly. The overall ranks by that point would be somewhere close to the 200’s I would think.

  4. BringDaRuckus says:
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    I made the exact same comment on Josh Hamilton the other day to a friend. It seems like “everyone” is running the other way, and this may be the first year I actually get him at a bargain in my drafts.

  5. Brandon says:
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    Would love to have Hamilton this season. Unfortunately, being in a 16-team OPS auction league, I have a feeling he will be overvalued and I won’t have the stones to put up the $$ for him. Unless I constructed my team with a bunch of high(er) OPS players?? He’s still probably a $10 player in that format that will go closer to $20 if these rankings are close to the consensus.

    • Brandon says:
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      @Brandon: Billy* Hamilton.

      • Wake Up says:
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      • Wake Up says:
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        @Brandon: I wouldn’t go near him in an OPS league…

  6. Donald trump says:
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    What if I draft Aoki, victorino, and de Aza?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Donald trump: You would be watching the FA list very closely for OF’s.

  7. Stormin' Norman says:
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    Literally have B-Ham, Kemp, and Cespedes.

    This is gonna be a fun season.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Stormin’ Norman: At least there’s some potential upside!

  8. Curt says:
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    I’m keeping Leonys Martin as a late round pick…..Not Top 40????

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Curt: I think Choo will choo up Leonys playing time

      • Kyle H says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: that’s just not true. Choo is the LFer. Martin is CFer.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: the only person who is going to take time away from Martin is himself. E. Beltre is a great defender but he is a bonehead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: Bit of tough splits for Martin and he’ll be batting ninth for a lot of games, assuming Choo’s healthy…

  9. Zach says:
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    No love for Dom Brown?

    • Corey says:
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      @Zach: Grey must’ve just forgotten about him… for all the question marks surrounding him, no way he’s not in the top 40. Rotochamp has him at $17, and Josh Hamilton at $11.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Corey: I dunno.. I smell an overrated post coming in the preseason.

    • Jay says:
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      @Zach: Maybe you want grey to do an OF ranking for just the month of May. This guy delivers almost half his production in one month and we’re surprised he’s not listed? No doubt there’s upside here but one month of great performance does make a fantasy stalwart.

    • Grey

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      @Zach: I didn’t forget him

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zach: FWIW, he’s not even in my top-50 for keepers.

  10. TheNewGuy says:
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    Take Kipnis at $12 for 2 years, over Gyorko at free first year and then re-signable after (likely $6, 2 years)?

    • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Gyorko sounds like the easy better value there.

    • New Guy, I’m trumpin the ‘perts here…Kipnis ain’t cat food, even though it sounds like it might be. I’m gonna go Grey’s Paul Goldschmidt on Meow Mix Kipnis for Kittens- better year than Cano, #1 ranked 2B at end of year for Kip.
      The Bold, and the not so beautiful(insert Kipnis image here)

      So, I’d take Kipnis ALL day with that medicore contract(although I don’t know your cap). I’d take Kip over Gyorko, not necessarily Cano(although, Cano’s contract is going to be way higher than Kip, right?)

  11. Gret says:
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    No Michael Brantley? He’s posed for a breakout year. If it’s because you have no love for Cleveland, then I completely understand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gret: I like Brantley a lot, but he had a few issues that had me bump him down…He’s coming tomorrow…

  12. The Strolg says:
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    Are my Cubs only fielding 3 players this season?

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Strolg: Yeah whatever happened to the whole Theo Epstein revolution that was supposed to turn that team around? What the hell has he done?

      • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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        @Cram It: I assume you’re being facetious, but the farm system is looking very strong, and the best thing is most of their top 10 prospects are only a year or two away. I think Epstein’s done fine.

        What’s another year or two for Cubs’ fans, right?

        • Cram It says:
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          @2000 Brain Cells ago: I don’t know what there farm system look like. But good for them. Go Smokies!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Cram It: farm generally claimed to possibly have 5-6 top 60, possibly 50 in prospects overall lists. cj edwards becoming big deal too.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @The Strolg: Not a huge Cupstein fan…but their minors look really strong!

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    “Werth doesnt disappoint when hes healthy”

    Apart from the only year Ive ever had him, in his first year joining the Nats when he stank. FMBBL

  14. Matt says:
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    Need to pick six keepers out of these seven dynasty league Adam jones, Ryan Braun,Goldie,Rizzo,pujols,j Hamilton and Ian desmond .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Not Hamilton

  15. No Dominic Brown in the top 40? But you include DeAza, who might be a 4th OF? That’s criminal.

    • Grey

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      @smokeythebear: De Aza will get his stats…Can’t say the same for Brown…

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        @Grey: I don’t know Grey, I tend to agree with Smokey here. Even though you’re convinced Viciedo is a bust, does that mean the White Sox are? With no DH spot available for Tank (Dunn, Konerko, Abreu logjam) it’ll be hard for De Aza to get those stats if he’s platooning with him or coming off the bench.

        • Grey

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          I think De Aza takes over for Eaton when Viciedo comes into the lineup before De Aza just outright sits for multiple games in a row…

          • We can agree to disagree, one hot stretch can turn into 2 hot stretches, he was strokin it, got injured, came back not the same. I like to say, How Now, Dom Brown? On your top 40, I would NOT take DeAza, Jennings, Trumbo, Coco, Moss, Wizard of DeAza, Jason Werth or Pete Bourjous over Dom Brown…I guess that’s why I win my league every year(not true). To be fair, I drafted Paul Goldschmidt in the 2nd round last year, call it a man crush…although, I could never be man enough to crush Goldy, he’s such a dreamboat.

  16. Mindicohn says:
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    Kind of off topic, but I trust the Razzball community on this…

    CBS vs ESPN

    My leagues the last 5 years have been on ESPN (originally we were on CBS but switched)…Everyone liked ESPN bc the auction rooms seemed to be more stable and the mobile capabilities were better…However, this year we’re looking at switching back to CBS…

    Only concerns are the mobile apps and the auction room stability?

    Anyone have feedback one way or another?

    Thanks
    MC

    • Curt says:
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      @Mindicohn: For auction, stay with ESPN……I’m with CBS with a snake draft, any probs I’ve had as a commish, the techs clear it up right away.

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @Curt: I’ve only played on yahoo all these years. Am I missing out on anything?

        • Schwartz's Smoaked Meat says:
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          @Shawn of the livid:
          Check out Fantrax if you are in a dynasty league. I find it really works a lot better to keep track of minor leaguers. It take some time to get used to but it as a lot of depth and customizability

  17. Peter says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I continue to follow your fantasy baseball advice every year and have a lot of success to show for it, so thank you! But now, I have some in depth questions I just can’t seem answer my own damn self.

    First off, its a 12-team, 5-man keeper head-to-head league.

    These are my potential keepers:

    Goldschmidt
    Puig
    Stanton
    Reyes
    Gomez
    Wainwright
    Scherzer

    At this point, I’m leaning toward the two pitchers (because I don’t have picks in the first 3 rounds), Puig, Stanton and Goldy. Thoughts there?

    Then trade-wise. A team wants to get Scherzer and Puig from me. He has Machado and Ellsbury and some earlier picks I could use. Could you see swinging a Puig/Scherzer/9th round pick for Ellsbury/Machado/2nd round pick?

    Thanks in advance and Keep up the great work!

    Peter

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Peter: For me, its a lock on the Puig, Stanton, Goldy, Scherzer, Wainwright.

      As for Machado, I want to see what he does this year before I would mess with him. Ellsbury can be great but then there’s the seemingly constant injuries, and I could see him fall off the map in the years to come. Would not be excited to have Ells as a keeper.

      So, from this random internet stranger: Do not do that trade, much better of with Puig/Scherzer. And keep the above mentioned keepers. That’s a sweet ass team btw.

      • Peter says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: Thanks, Shawn and thanks, Grey! I’ll hold tight until the draft then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter: Agree with Shawn…Thanks!

  18. TheNewGuy says:
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    Aoki was traded for Will Smith?

    If thats the actor thats a great deal, if thats the baseball player thats a terrible deal!

  19. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Good stuff Grey! I’m with ya on the top chef too. F that show now. Padma is just so exotic sexy I have to watch.

    I also watch with my cougar (12 years separation), do I smell a double date in the future? We can play Xbox while they drink white wine and talk about how 40 is the new thirty, and how Cory Haim was so cool and hot.

    Any hoo. Lot of big names in this top 40. I can totally see people going for these way earlier than I would. Which will lead to me getting better picks (i.e. I could see someone grabbing Kemp over Harper). Thanks for the rankings, they should prove valuable!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Haha…Yup! Mine talks about David Cassidy… WHO?! No problem…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: there’s somewhat of a gap between Joy Division (which rules) and david cassidy. good radiohead cover of JD’s Ceremony on youtube.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  20. Schwartz's Smoaked Meat says:
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    Grey – 16 team AL/NL H2H league. Keep 12 year to year. 9 position player + 3 utility, 4 starters one reliever each week, fairly standard scoring. I have been rebuilding well and have managed to cash the last 2 years after taking on one of the ugliest reclamation projects you have ever seen. I finished first regular season two years ago and second last year in my division. Now part of me is toying with keeping focussed on holding 1 or 2 ML players on an active roster pre draft if they are supposedly studs. I basically went 3 full years punting the leader spots until some of the youngins grew up.
    Pitchers worth Keeping
    Kershaw Scherzer Teheran Dickey RIu Chapman
    Batters
    Santana
    Harper Stanton Holliday, Yelich, Tavares, A. Garcia,
    Hosmer Morrison
    Beltre Machado Moustakas
    Dan Murphy Rendon

    I have no SS – I just traded lowrie and I got Scherzer and third round pick,. I can trade Scherzer and get a pick + Segura
    part of me wants to go after Baez and wait until he take the spot at SS. Few of the people are smart enough to grab great prospects early enough and I almost always end up a seller pre draft day.
    Do you agree with keeping
    Stanton Harper Tavares Beltre Machado Santana Hosmer
    Rendon and Holliday (good stats trade bait) – keep a prosect 2b who is likely as good as a murphy despite the career year
    Would you flip Mad Max Scherzer for Segura – not keep rendon and maybe add Teheran (scherzer contract year is delicious
    Would you go after Baez because big bat speed guys like him are rare?
    Do I try to trade a holliday and keep yelich?

    As I ponder buying you some Martini’s or just sending good Manischewitz Concorde that you remember burping at the Seder when you stole the bottles till burp – please offer some guidance or a roadmap through this desert so I don’t wander for 40 years.
    BTW – when I read the words Tanaka Shoin? I platzed

    Your columns rock. I would really like to see a piece on balance to remain competitive over a long period of time between reaching for prospects early in a dynasty league or not. That and a risk factor into the payer rater for prospects that takes into account things like pitchers in the PCL or # of decent pitchers or bat speed as a handicap on prospect ratings.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Schwartz’s Smoaked Meat: This week, on “Commenter Spirals into Heroin Induced Rabbit Hole”…

      • Schwartz's Smoaked Meat says:
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        @Cram It:
        OCd and me – are pretty good company -

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schwartz’s Smoaked Meat: Haha… Thanks for the kind words! Those keepers sound fine, I’d take Segura, getting Baez is great, if the price is right… I’d keep Yelich if I could get Baez for Holliday…

      • McGaffer12 says:
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        Smoked Meat from Schwartz’s (in Montreal) is some really good stuff.

        It’s not pastrami, it’s not corned beef- its smoked meat

        that is what the waiter there said to me.

        • Curt says:
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          @McGaffer12: corned beef is boiled!!!!!…..

        • Schwartz's Smoaked Meat says:
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          @McGaffer12:
          And it was the best place in the world until Celine Dion and her husband bought it from the latest owner. They even had a shutdown heath listeria scare. You cant rush good meat and they were trying to mass produce it for foodies. Its a pilgrimage if you’ve never been. We should draft there one day

          • McGaffer12 says:
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            Why would Celine Dion want a cured meat place? Glad I got there 10 yrs ago before she ruined it

            She should stick to singing songs the 60+ crowd likes

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @McGaffer12: how the hell did you ship lowrie for scherzer in a keep that many league? i couldn’t get any of yelich/arenado/seager or even asche for him in my dynasty. did eventually get liriano but only due to owner needing to dump salary.

  21. Mike says:
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    No Dom Brown in the top 40! I love it after trading him this off season! Have a feeling hes going to bust bigtime with that long swing of his.

    • Dom Brown will be a top 40 OF, and it’s not that bold of a statement.

  22. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Don’t sleep on the Cuban speedster Leonys… Should be just above Aoki IMO

  23. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey, my league uses LF/CF/RF instead of OF. Does this change the importance of drafting outfielders early? Any idea which of the three positions are strongest/weakest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: You need to draft OF early in any league, especially yours… No idea of strongest to weakest…

      • Jay29 says:
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        @Grey: A cursory glance at the OF rankings makes me think that CF and RF are pretty strong up top, so you might want to grab a LF earlier than his stats dictate he should go.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

    • Johan Barleycorn says:
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      Thank you all

  24. Danny says:
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    Grey,

    Great work, really been enjoying reading the rankings every day- highlight of my morning!

    Keeper question
    10 team auction 5×5 $300 cap. Values increase $5 every year after 1st year kept.

    Which 10?

    Rosario $1
    Wheeler $1
    JoFer $5
    Jansen $5
    Strasburg $15
    Choo $16
    Freeman $18
    Ellsbury $24
    J.Upton $28
    Bumgarner $31
    Frazier $5
    Bogaerts $5
    Freese $7
    Altuve $12
    Weaver $23
    I.Desmond $24
    Craig $26

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Danny: Wilin, Jo-Fer, Strasburg, Choo, Freeman, Frazier, Bogaerts, Altuve, Desmond, Jansen

      • Danny says:
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        @Grey: Would Wheeler be considered in the mix at all? Or is the hitting outweighing the pitching? Thank you sir, really appreciate the input! This is the best site – hands up and down!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Wheeler’s definitely in the mix, could see dropping Frazier for him… In your league, you can get a bunch of pitchers in the draft still…

  25. Willy Mays Hayes says:
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    What is it with Dee Brown and the lack of love that he’s getting in various rankings. The dude hit .270ish, doesn’t strike out much, has power, and plays in a band box. Browns floor is probably higher than the ceiling of Aoki, Victorino, Jennings or any White sox hitter

    Oh and did I mention that he has the pedigree and at one time Keith Law wanted to have relations with him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mays Hayes: Can’t speak to Keith Law, but he wasn’t good last year… He had a good month…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: nobody that owned dom brown after around mid-june thought too much of him (besides how much fun it was to have him in May and/or Upton in months that start with A.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  26. danny almonte says:
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    Did you have Venable close to making the list? Or nah

  27. jordan says:
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    Hey Grey, love your stuff.
    I just traded away Marte and Wacha for CarGomez and Jose Fernandez in return. Good move or bad?

    • The Vaporizers says:
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      @jordan: definitely good. You got the two best players in the deal. Double upgrade!

  28. Curt says:
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    As a Met fan, where is the Grandy-Man?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: I went over him this offseason, search the site at the top right

  29. SlidingBilly says:
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    Grey…

    Ur link to the billy Hamilton projections mention 350 at bats. Now that he’s penciled in for CF and lead off, do you change ur last oct projection?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’m gonna keep him at 350 ABs, because my head explodes about him getting 600 ABs…

  30. Wake Up says:
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    As the only one on here that said that I would take Brown over Heyward last year…and was laughed out of the room…because Brown WAS better than Heyward last year…that technically made me right…you may be wondering my point…or if I’m going to say anything about this year…because last year is dead and gone…and I may just be wallowing in the past, swimming in my righteousness, wading through my correctness…you may say let last year go…and look forward to this year, it is a new day…Cram has cracked his shell…J is not so Full of Hate…I’ve learned to gloat about small victories…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Haha… Thought you were gonna sing TI or Justin’s part of Dead and Gone…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: No one works in hip hop lyrics quite like you Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Thanks!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: more like Hip-Pop…burn!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Why would you say that? When you cut me, do I not bleed?

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: You say I should sing TI or Justin and I’m za vun cutting yu?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Yeah, I gave you a great compliment…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: give it time, week 1 and all the commenters that want to drop their 10th round pick for some schomato

  31. frankgrimes says:
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    any chance mike morse plays well this year stays healthy and comes close to being roster worthy?
    I was on the pence bandwagon long ago and not just cuz I’m die hard SF fan. But if I’m hoping for any Morse production he could be a later round flier at U in my Large money H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frankgrimes: Unlikely, but for a dollar or two it’s worth a flyer…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: Have you ever tried The Vapor Chef juices. I was out with this broad last night and she turned me onto them. It’s all she vapes. I think you’d like the honey Peary and Hobbes juice is awesome if you like watermelon flavor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Funny you say that, I just got Honey Peary from them… Great stuff, loving it… Haven’t tried any of their others, but I’m not surprised they’re good…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Though I think I tested Hobbes and didn’t love it as much, can’t remember fully…

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: I just ordered some honey Peary too. I’m trying the mango as well. Im using cartotanks these days from IBTank. They are great and hold a lot of juice makes the cartos last for days and days.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t care about tanks holding a lot of juice, because I rarely fill them up more than a quarter of a way and change my juice a few times per day…

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey: ha sounds like you should buy a bunch of mini protanks and just swap between em all. I’m the opposite I find something I dig and vape it for days then switch.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that’s how I do… My mom capes one flavor and that’s it…

                  • EnglishMetsFan says:
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                    Ok, I had no idea what this was all about, so, Google provides me an answer.
                    http://thevaporchef.com/pages/about-us
                    Apparently, TVC is 10 minutes from my house.
                    Is this the Razzball pre-draft night compulsory beverage?

                    @Grey:

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Yup!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @frankgrimes: Grey should drip

  32. Curt says:
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    My league has been a 5×5 league…..we want to add 1 hitting(obs) and pitching category……any suggestions for a pitching category……thanks!!!!!!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Curt: Quality Starts is a pretty common one. And focuses more on the pitcher than a team-based stat like Losses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave it 5×5… Holds…

    • willy says:
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      @Curt: k/bb is our sixth stat for pitchers…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good suggestion, willy

        • Curt says:
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          @Grey: thanks Willy

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Curt: I like adding OPS and QS for 6×6…wins + QS is nice for pitching…

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Wake Up: agreed. K/bb is nice instead of wins tho. holds if rosters are bigger.

              • Wake Up says:
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                @frankgrimes: K/BB is a great stat for selecting SPs…however, I think WHIP + Ks covers K/BB pretty well…

                • Curt says:
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                  @Wake Up: thanks guys..

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Wake Up:@Grey: @Curt: @Curt: I say leave the 5×5, when I played 6×6 it created a league where half would punt categories. For example we played QS, which was fun at first, then half the league bailed on saves and there was always a ton of closers in the FA pool. Stay 5×5, it eliminates punting and keeps managers honest.

            • Curt says:
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              @J-FOH: great advice all

  33. Ben R says:
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    I read this article a second time Through the Looking Glass on my desk… My take away is I’m good with 1-20, and iffy about 21-40.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  34. TheNewGuy says:
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    This is the time of year we can’t get enough rankings/info.

    We just want more, more MORE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  35. the tone ranger says:
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    which keeper squad:

    scherzer wainwright miggy machado votto j. upton

    or

    miggy machado bogaerts votto gyorko upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, Scherzer side

      • Bombo Rivera says:
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        @Grey: Trick question, since Votto is in both groups.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • Jay29 says:
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          @Bombo Rivera: Ha, yeah. It’s basically Waino+Scherzer vs Bogaerts+Gyorko. Not even close, really.

  36. Paz says:
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    Got a question on who I should keep:

    My league only keeps three players. I, and a couple other members, are pushing hard for four, but our commissioner is really stubborn. The league is actually kind of frustrating, but it’s the only one available to me with people I know. These are my candidates for keepers:

    Chris Davis, Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria, Starling Marte, Shin-soo Choo, Max Scherzer, Cole Hamels

    To me, the obvious keepers are the first three, with the two OFers included almost for the sake of it (I would never keep Choo). It is Max Scherzer that I am unsure about. Is he worth keeping over Longo? Part of this is that I’m a Tigers fan, and he’s my favorite Tiger. He’s a badass. My mind says: forget Scherzer, grab him in the fifth round if he’s available. But he won’t be. He’ll be drafted in the fourth round (the first three rounds are keeper rounds) because we’re all Tigers fans.

    Sorry for the long-winded expo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First three it is…

      • Paz says:
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        @Grey: As I thought, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Paz: since your a tiger fan keep max and enjoy fuck Tulo he will get hurt and disappoint or trade him for a draft pick if your allowed to do so

      • Full Sized Pond says:
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        @frankgrimes: Keep Scherzer. You may be able to flip him for something better since your a league of Tiger fans.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Full Sized Pond: yeah, in a league like that you could probably get like latos and a good hitter for him.

  37. Jason says:
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    Standard 5×5, 14 teams. Need to keep 4 of these, who would you suggest? The 1st 4 were what I was leaning towards. Thanks!

    Wilson Ramos
    Goldschmidt
    Ryan Zimmerman
    Choo
    Matt Adams
    Xander
    Bailey
    Salazar
    Sonny Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Ramos, Bailey…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Given the depth of 3rd base, would you recommend trading Ryan Zimmerman for a decent draft pick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  38. Giant Gigantes says:
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    So my only option of keeper is Dom Brown in the 16th, keep or throw his ass back in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can keep

  39. slew says:
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    For this season, are Cingrani and Wheeler that far apart in your rankings? Oh, Balfour signs two-year deal with the Rays…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll see when I rank pitchers

      • frankgrimes says:
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        ha the anticipation is prolly killing him

        • slew says:
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          @frankgrimes: iI’ve benn slow drafting in a 16-team league. I took Wheeler as my most recent pitcher, and then I saw Grey endorse Cingrani over Wheeler in the forums. But yes, it’s killing me…

  40. marti says:
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    Keeper Help Please 12 team mixed league. I can keep 6..round I lose is next to player

    Bumgarmer 8
    Werth 13
    Desmond 13
    Billy Hamilton 14
    Alex Gordon 16
    Craig 21
    Strasburg 24
    KenleyJansen 28
    S Gray 31
    Matt Admas 31

    • Jason says:
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      @marti: how did matt adams and sonny grey get to $31?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jason: his league likely has a late-season bidding war for teams doing playoff push, like mine does (mine is only done like that for minor league players)

    • matt says:
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      @marti: LOL who made those redonkulious prices?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond 13
      Billy Hamilton 14
      Alex Gordon 16
      Strasburg 24
      KenleyJansen 28
      Matt Admas 31

  41. Curt says:
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    dominic brown was a 1 month wonder

  42. Corey says:
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    For all the Dom Brown skeptics, consider this article by Fan Graphs.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/domonic-brown-and-exploring-the-reality-of-breakouts/

    Brown may not be the all-star he looked like in that one glorious month last year, but the trend of players who breakout in their age 25 seasons is that they are at the very least vastly improved from their age 24 and under seasons. They do not improve upon their breakout seasons and do in fact regress – with exceptions like Delgado, Damon and Swisher – but they don’t drop below their younger seasons.

    All this to say, history projects Dom Brown to be less than he was in 2013 but definitely not the bust he was during his “highly touted prospect” days. So if Dom Brown is merely “pretty good” in 2014, I don’t see how he can’t rank up there with Victorino and Bourjos.

    DISCLAIMER: I’m keeping Dom Brown for $1 in my keeper auction league. Total bias.

    • matt says:
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      @Corey: $1 WOW..Quite the risk taker there… lmfao!

      • Corey says:
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        @matt: Haha, as in I want to believe he’ll turn out to be worth $30 in end.

        For kicks, my roster highlights and their 2014 price (keep 5 in a 6×6 H2H, $260 budget):

        Posey ($36)
        Goldschmidt ($17)
        Pedroia ($22)
        Encarnacion ($26)
        Bogaerts ($1)
        Stanton ($42)
        Puig ($1)
        Dom Brown ($1)
        Billy Hamilton ($1)
        Cliff Lee ($23)
        Bumgarner ($13)
        Jose Fernandez ($1)

        Planning to keep Goldy, XB, Fernandez, Puig and Dom Brown. At $239 I’ll hopefully have one of the bigger budgets and bring back all those other plays anyway. (Except Posey, who I acquired at the deadline for Matt Moore and Miguel Montero last year!).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Less than 2013 indeed… How much less is the issue…

  43. matt says:
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    #40 Alfonzo “Lays a fresh turd first Half of the season”, Prince of No Hair,Soriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  44. matt says:
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    BREAKING NEWS! Superstar Catcher Justine Beiber and his Pitcher boyfriend Just-Her Boyfriend just signed a 12 hr contract with the Miami (South Beach Shackleton’s) Rumor has it they blew away the competition then left the team on their own recognizes after a short stay on the drunk tank bench bench. Conflicting reports has Justines father former child star “Danny Bonadouche” bonded the couple out. After learning that a huge celebrity such as Danny was in town cops immediately lined up for autographed photos of the 55 yr old heart throb, while Justine waited at the Port of Miami pending his deportation back to Canada to join Drake and Alanis Morrisette

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  45. JB says:
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    Love this site. Read it nearly every day so thanks for contributing to my lack of production ha!
    It’s common advice to keep hitters over pitchers, but what about when the pitcher has a much better keeper value and/or is much younger? For instance, I am currently debating keeping Beltre (2nd), Wright (3rd) or Teheran (21st). I am already keeping Trout (1st), Yu (5th), Hanley (8th) and Freeman (9th) so who should fill my last keeper slot? Should I keep the best player or the best value? (10-team HTH league can keep players for 3 years) Thanks, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! I’d go with Beltre…

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: The Wright hating continues! I tell you Grey, this is the year David finally proves you wrong!! ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: Wow, but the Hanley hating much stronger. Wow. Beltre in the 2nd vs. Hanley in the 8th. Craziness. :)

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @birrrdy!: guy’s already keeping hanley in the 8th, question wasn’t about beltre in 2nd vs hanley in 8th.

  46. Warren says:
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    Excited baseball is on its way back so I can read your shizz again Grey!

    6 Keeper league, $260 auction. Definitely keeping these dudes:

    Goldy
    Harper
    Cutch
    Fielder

    (I pooped my pants when all 4 were in your top 10)

    Now I need to choose two more from the following:

    Kipnis ($14, ok value)
    Strasburg ($20)
    K Jansen ($4)
    Beltre ($25) worried about his hammies

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis, Strasburg

      • Warren says:
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        @Cram It @Grey Great Minds!

        Thanks homies. Nothing like doing draft strategy on a Thursday in January.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Warren: Strasburg, Kipnis

  47. DH says:
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    Keeper question – due to the particular draft picks I have and our keeper rules, I’ve got a dilemma. AL only league. Basically, I can either keep De Aza by forfeiting a 12th round pick, or keep Straily and Lackey and forfeit 12th and 13th round picks. So I guess the question is what is a better value, Straily and Lackey or De Aza + 13th rd pick.

    What’s a better value? De Aza scares me because of playing time, and Lackey scares me because he’s John Lackey. Anyone have any faith at all in Lackey? Is Straily going to improve or has he hit his ceiling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  48. Drew says:
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    6×6 OPS H2H each category keep-forever league, who do you like and how close is it?

    McCutchen
    A. Jones

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  49. SteveNZ says:
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    Garza gets 4 years, $52mill from the Brewers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  50. Curt says:
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    hyde park in Austin?

  51. anarchy burger says:
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    quick keeper question- 5×5 12 teamer 10 man bench.

    i can only keep 2 of the 3.

    alex cobb round 16
    cashner round 26
    archer round 28

    what do u guys think???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Cashner

      • Full Sized Pond says:
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        @Grey: @frankgrimes: I am crazy curious to where you put cashner. He is getting way more love around the internet then I thought he would.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Starter rankings will be up next…

  52. Dkohn says:
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    Grey because you work so hard for us, and make us laugh everyday, here is my attempt to give back, enjoy!

    http://www.quickmeme.com/p/3vrw3r

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That guy is my neighbor! (I wish)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dkohn: I love the gas and the rocks lines

    • Prez says:
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      @Dkohn: el.. oh… Fuckin el… That was great.

      • Jason says:
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        @Sky: HA! the cat one got me crying. love the part when he suggests you might get a better cat!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          The ‘Lost’ Poster was epic. I also like how he mocks how she does her ‘job’ of texting, logging into facebook and staring out the window. Pure gold.

          • Jason says:
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            @Sky: the blockbuster one is good too.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I’m partial to ‘Overdue’. Similar premise – something tells me he has spent much of his life with overdue bills until of late – but the spider pic exchange is da best.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I just read the cat one, I’ve read it before but I bust out in tears every time. I now have a cramp in my side from laughing so hard

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          The ending is just too perfect ‘That’ll do’.

    • Jason says:
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      @Dkohn: hilarious and annoying

  53. Hurleyman says:
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    I am in a 12 team 5×5 roto league with 5 keepers for up to 3 years. I have 6 pretty good options and am looking around to trade 2 of mine for a better single player. My players to consider are:

    A Jones (last year)
    Goldy
    Bumgarner
    Harper
    Choo (last year)
    J Fernandez

    I threw out an offer today to one owner of Choo and J Fernandez for Cargo. He countered with Cargo for two of Harper, MadBum, and J Fernandez.

    I countered with two of those 3 for his best player, Trout.

    If I do make a trade, which player would you leave out of the 6? Would you take the Cargo or Trout trades too?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo would be left off… Trout trade for Jo-Fer and Bum is good…

  54. SteveNZ says:
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    Any Razzballers in Pasadena better go check your back yard…

    abclocal.go.com/kabc/live

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Eh, only worth it if they’re showing the bear wandering around in someone’s yard.

      It is kinda funny, though, that the weather guy’s second name Is Raines…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Common practice here to have weathermen with silly names… There’s also a Storm Field…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: It’s genuinely amazing to me that in the US it’s not unusual for real, actual wild animals to roam around residential areas.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Too many guys with guns shooting wild animals… Ain’t got a chance…

            • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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              @Grey: what we need is a No-Bears Plaque that keeps the bears away.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t mind as long as they don’t touch my honey…

  55. Tom says:
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    Does anyone know if yahoo allows for a weekly starts limit in their H2H leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so

  56. hondo says:
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    The Brewers put out a statement denying that Garza has signed and that negotiations are still in progress.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  57. BigDeal says:
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    Love your stuff. Any dynasty/keeper rankings available anywhere? I joined a new keep forever league and not sure who to draft. Or should I just generally follow your top 20 and draft youth over older players? Any dynasty/keeper rankings of MLB players from last year? Thanks.

    • BigDeal says:
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      @BigDeal:

      Basically, the top 5 – Trout, AuShizz, DreadPirate, Miggy & Harper are gone. Who would be the next guys? Jones, Longo, Cano? So much uncertainty after top 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ll be coming…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BigDeal: Yeah, like Grey mentioned, look for ‘em soon.

  58. Dan gregoire says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Love the site and all the words, 5×5 roto 12 team 5 keeper league
    Y. Molina
    Goldsmidt
    A. Jones
    S. Marte
    Pig
    J. Uptown
    M. Adams
    Greinke
    Which 5 would you keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Goldy, Jones, Puig, Marte, Upton

      • d-greg says:
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        @Grey: perfect, you the man!!! Thankyou

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Slizzle says:
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    Mulling over keeping Dom Brown (give up 15th rd pick), Homer Bailey (give up 15th rd pick) or Choo (give up 5th rd pick).

    Already keeping E5 (give up 13th rd pick) and Sale (give up 13th rd pick).

    Originally was leaning towards Brown, now having second thoughts, but I’m talking myself back into him again. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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      @Slizzle:

      Forgot to mention I’m also keeping McCutchen (give up 3d rd pick).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just keep Brown…

      • Slizzle says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I likely will. It’s the ellipses that worry me.

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