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A mere year ago this was a top 400 for fantasy baseball.  A mere few years ago before those years ago, this was a top 300 for fantasy baseball.  Before that, it was 16 AD and I was rolling with Jesus to this deli that had great matzoh ball soup.  In a few years from now, this is going to be a top 10,000 and I’m going to be ranking Mike Trout Jr. Jr. Jr. the 15th. Today, in this year, sixteen after twenty, comes the top 500 for 2016 fantasy baseball.  Flippin’, right?  Or as I like to call it, from Mike Trout A to chimpanzee.  Actually, I don’t like to call it that.  So, this post isn’t meant to send shockwaves through your system.  The pipe cleaner that the doctor uses to get the clogged Cheeto out of your artery is meant for that.  This is simply to give you an idea of where guys are ranked in relation to other positions.  I.e., you know I like Jean Segura better than Ketel Marte, according to the top 20 shortstops, but do I like Segura better than Lucas Duda?  Okay, it’s not that simply.  You’ll notice towards the last top hundred there’s a ton of pitchers clumped together and a ton of outfielders.  I might be the only fantasy baseball ‘pert to tell you this, but it doesn’t matter where, say, Yangervis Solarte is ranked vs. Rick Porcello.  If you need a pitcher, Solarte isn’t going to help you.  He can be ranked 75 spots in front of Porcello and it doesn’t matter.  That’s why I have the 2016 fantasy baseball rankings broken down by positions.  If you need a 2nd baseman, where Scooter Gennett is vs. Kolten Wong matters, but where Scooter vs. Jay Bruce really doesn’t matter.  Also, there’s no comments about players, which you really should know prior to drafting.  In other words, Mark Trumbo might be in the early 100s overall, but am I drafting him?  Well, you’d know if you read the top 20 1st basemen.  There’s also a top 100 for 2016 fantasy baseball to help you.  Along shortly will be a Fantasy Baseball War Room and a pitchers pairing tool.  Anyway, here’s the top 500 for 2016 fantasy baseball:

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# Name Team ESPN Y! $ AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV ERA WHIP K
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 49 561 105 37 117 21 0.326
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B 47 581 105 28 107 21 0.306
Mookie Betts BOS OF OF 47 584 104 29 113 21 0.314
Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF 47 588 106 34 113 10 0.288
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 46 612 107 18 81 37 0.321
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B 46 601 103 38 123 2 0.291
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 45 571 97 35 109 7 0.297
Manny Machado BAL SS/3B SS/3B 45 603 102 35 107 5 0.292
Bryce Harper WSH OF OF 44 534 96 33 106 12 0.291
Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B 43 570 95 32 101 6 0.287
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B 43 577 95 29 105 1 0.317
Trea Turner WSH 2B/OF 2B/OF 42 577 102 16 84 40 0.305
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 42 575 98 26 104 20 0.275
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B 42 581 92 28 98 15 0.281
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 41 575 93 31 97 6 0.295
George Springer HOU OF OF 40 590 103 32 88 10 0.255
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 39 594 104 21 67 24 0.303
Starling Marte PIT OF OF 38 549 81 17 88 37 0.295
Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B 37 535 88 36 105 2 0.260
Trevor Story COL SS SS 36 575 89 31 98 12 0.258
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 36 222 19 0 2.44 0.95 261
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 35 225 18 0 2.51 0.96 270
Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF 34 529 84 38 103 1 0.253
Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS 33 607 103 17 82 19 0.308
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B 33 530 84 25 91 7 0.308
J.D. Martinez DET OF OF 32 551 94 33 87 2 0.278
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 32 614 107 22 94 11 0.304
Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B 32 605 86 26 91 2 0.291
Corey Seager LAD SS SS 31 610 96 28 85 3 0.298
Jonathan Villar MIL SS/3B 2B/SS/ 3B 31 565 91 15 51 37 0.257
Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF 31 537 88 33 98 1 0.265
Ryan Braun MIL OF OF 30 505 82 25 89 14 0.291
Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B 30 595 102 25 74 15 0.248
Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B/SS 29 580 83 11 46 27 0.274
Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP 29 218 17 0 2.78 1.04 232
Chris Sale BOS SP SP 29 225 18 0 3.31 1.08 244
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 29 603 73 28 92 0 0.306
Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B 29 518 84 25 89 6 0.278
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B 28 591 84 27 92 4 0.269
Anthony Rendon WSH 3B 3B 28 551 84 25 96 9 0.268
Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP 28 203 16 0 2.67 1.05 235
Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP 27 205 17 0 2.98 1.06 196
Jon Lester CHC SP SP 26 210 16 0 3.35 1.10 206
Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF 26 550 86 29 97 5 0.278
Mark Trumbo BAL OF 1B/OF 26 557 81 33 95 2 0.252
Justin Verlander DET SP SP 24 217 15 0 3.31 1.05 220
Corey Kluber CLE SP SP 23 220 17 0 3.36 1.08 229
Yu Darvish TEX SP SP 23 201 15 0 3.04 1.15 239
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP 22 210 16 0 3.04 1.11 192
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP 22 190 15 0 3.28 1.13 192
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 22 65 4 45 2.11 0.81 100
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 22 64 5 42 1.98 0.95 100
Zach Britton BAL RP RP 22 66 3 42 1.78 0.93 78
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF 21 572 77 23 89 24 0.262
Mark Melancon SF RP RP 21 62 4 42 2.26 0.97 58
A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF 20 581 97 16 61 26 0.273
Wil Myers SD 1B 1B/OF 20 567 81 25 91 15 0.264
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B 20 572 95 31 81 5 0.266
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 20 510 81 24 92 5 0.271
Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B 20 575 85 25 97 2 0.289
Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B 20 617 77 29 89 1 0.271
Todd Frazier CHW 3B 1B/3B 19 582 72 31 91 13 0.235
Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B 19 589 82 24 94 7 0.288
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B 19 607 105 18 77 12 0.272
Daniel Murphy WSH 1B/2B 1B/2B 19 510 82 15 85 5 0.296
Chris Archer TB SP SP 18 200 13 0 3.33 1.17 225
Carlos Martinez STL SP SP 18 205 15 0 3.17 1.19 193
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 18 194 13 0 3.12 1.15 191
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 18 163 12 0 3.55 1.10 190
Danny Duffy KC SP SP 18 195 13 0 3.45 1.15 201
Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP 18 195 15 0 3.39 1.13 198
Christian Yelich MIA OF OF 17 585 87 15 92 17 0.303
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF 17 567 82 27 92 8 0.271
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 17 548 74 23 85 14 0.266
Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF 17 580 83 27 91 3 0.278
Matt Kemp ATL OF OF 17 572 78 27 94 2 0.266
Adam Jones BAL OF OF 16 599 92 27 78 3 0.268
Danny Salazar CLE SP SP 16 180 14 0 3.44 1.15 201
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B 16 563 73 32 94 2 0.254
Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP 16 193 15 0 3.45 1.14 188
Jose Quintana CHW SP SP 16 204 14 0 3.35 1.20 181
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 15 198 14 0 3.41 1.14 175
Gary Sanchez NYY C C 15 471 71 27 82 3 0.260
Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP 15 201 13 0 3.47 1.13 172
Cole Hamels TEX SP SP 15 202 15 0 3.56 1.22 197
Rich Hill LAD SP SP 15 125 14 0 2.74 1.03 144
John Lackey CHC SP SP 14 190 14 0 3.54 1.15 177
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 14 522 65 18 57 26 0.232
Adam Duvall CIN OF OF 14 547 74 34 92 5 0.244
Khris Davis OAK OF OF 14 530 72 34 89 2 0.247
Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF 13 573 78 24 92 9 0.277
Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF 13 480 79 16 68 19 0.303
Kyle Schwarber CHC OF C/OF 13 488 81 26 90 5 0.248
Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF 13 556 87 21 90 7 0.263
Addison Russell CHC SS SS 13 569 77 25 92 7 0.257
Marcus Semien OAK SS SS 13 555 70 25 78 10 0.241
Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B 12 565 78 30 89 2 0.260
Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B 12 608 88 3 39 51 0.282
Jose Peraza CIN SS/OF 2B/SS/ OF 12 527 78 4 46 44 0.288
Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C/1B 12 480 71 19 82 5 0.283
Buster Posey SF C C/1B 12 515 78 16 86 4 0.291
Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B 12 554 79 36 95 2 0.218
Brad Miller TB 1B/SS 1B/SS 12 531 76 25 93 10 0.251
Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP 12 63 3 40 2.21 1.12 84
Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP 11 70 4 40 2.46 1.01 75
Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B 11 578 91 19 64 10 0.285
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B 11 560 96 14 64 15 0.311
Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP 10 195 13 0 3.51 1.25 193
Ken Giles HOU RP RP 10 66 4 38 2.87 1.15 96
Justin Upton DET OF OF 10 565 77 27 85 10 0.249
Jose Bautista TOR OF OF 10 488 81 30 90 2 0.244
Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP 10 60 3 38 2.95 1.14 87
Hunter Pence SF OF OF 10 578 86 20 78 3 0.275
Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF 9 509 75 4 40 60 0.253
Lance McCullers HOU SP SP 9 170 12 0 3.26 1.19 205
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 1B 9 465 61 25 75 1 0.259
Tommy Joseph PHI 1B 1B 9 488 64 30 79 1 0.253
Matt Carpenter STL 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 9 502 84 20 72 2 0.274
Logan Forsythe LAD 2B 2B 9 543 88 16 54 9 0.265
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B 9 570 88 12 51 6 0.306
David Dahl COL OF OF 9 478 62 16 74 16 0.271
Dexter Fowler STL OF OF 9 512 86 15 42 17 0.261
Adam Eaton WSH OF OF 8 605 102 12 49 16 0.277
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 8 155 10 0 3.46 1.21 161
Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP 8 160 12 0 3.44 1.18 153
Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP 8 68 2 36 2.61 1.08 76
Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP 7 204 12 0 3.55 1.24 184
Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B 7 495 76 26 81 7 0.258
Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B 7 591 79 30 95 2 0.277
Seung Hwan Oh STL RP RP 7 71 4 40 2.65 1.08 88
Andrew Miller CLE RP RP 7 71 6 15 2.21 0.89 110
Alex Bregman HOU 3B SS/3B 6 525 73 23 81 8 0.259
Jeurys Familia NYM RP RP 6 72 4 41 3.18 1.19 79
Alex Colome TB RP RP 6 61 3 39 2.66 1.04 79
Wade Davis CHC RP RP 6 50 3 33 2.87 1.16 55
Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF 6 551 79 11 83 27 0.292
Leonys Martin SEA OF OF 6 560 72 16 61 31 0.251
Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF 5 587 92 7 39 21 0.297
Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF 5 554 72 26 81 2 0.277
Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B/OF 5 498 69 31 78 1 0.231
Yasmany Tomas ARI OF OF 5 478 63 25 72 2 0.274
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 5 541 75 8 69 25 0.295
Dellin Betances NYY RP RP 5 75 6 5 2.31 1.05 122
Kendrys Morales TOR DH 1B/OF 4 551 73 29 89 0 0.268
Michael Pineda NYY SP SP 4 195 12 0 3.46 1.16 214
Jonathan Gray COL SP SP 4 191 12 0 3.77 1.23 208
Victor Martinez DET DH DH 4 503 62 19 81 0 0.285
Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP 4 197 11 0 3.66 1.22 176
David Price BOS SP SP 4 180 13 0 3.74 1.21 173
Tanner Roark WSH SP SP 4 199 14 0 3.79 1.26 165
Rick Porcello BOS SP SP 4 210 14 0 3.81 1.23 177
Keon Broxton MIL OF OF 4 490 64 18 71 31 0.237
Zack Greinke ARI SP SP 4 190 12 0 3.71 1.17 167
Randal Grichuk STL OF OF 4 514 72 28 86 8 0.245
Felix Hernandez SEA SP SP 4 201 12 0 3.77 1.28 169
Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF 3 585 84 22 72 2 0.260
Mike Napoli TEX 1B 1B 3 462 68 25 83 3 0.232
Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF 3 551 78 25 83 1 0.256
Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 1B 3 570 75 20 91 0 0.271
Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF 3 509 83 14 79 20 0.285
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B 3 521 72 18 77 3 0.271
Joc Pederson LAD OF OF 3 440 72 31 79 10 0.252
Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C/OF 3 451 62 16 74 4 0.267
Vincent Velasquez PHI SP SP 3 155 11 0 3.54 1.23 177
Jay Bruce NYM OF OF 3 545 70 27 84 5 0.247
James Paxton SEA SP SP 3 178 14 0 3.53 1.26 181
Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF 2 521 73 17 57 24 0.238
Ian Desmond COL OF OF 2 369 49 17 54 11 0.253
Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF 2 461 65 18 71 7 0.277
Curtis Granderson NYM OF OF 2 525 84 25 51 5 0.241
Ben Zobrist CHC 2B/OF 2B/OF 2 555 86 14 55 7 0.266
Carlos Beltran HOU OF OF 2 465 68 24 75 1 0.276
Matt Holliday NYY OF 1B/OF 2 422 64 22 74 2 0.261
Neil Walker NYM 2B 2B 2 523 66 23 75 3 0.275
Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B 1 567 67 23 77 5 0.265
Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP 1 180 10 0 3.44 1.10 163
Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP 1 180 10 0 3.49 1.15 161
Carlos Rodon CHW SP SP 1 185 10 0 3.78 1.30 188
Joe Ross WSH SP SP 1 153 11 0 3.56 1.25 139
Michael Fulmer DET SP SP 1 182 13 0 3.64 1.24 169
Robbie Ray ARI SP SP 1 190 13 0 3.67 1.24 226
Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP 1 192 9 0 3.54 1.16 169
Julio Teheran ATL SP SP 1 200 10 0 3.39 1.14 175
Drew Smyly SEA SP SP 1 191 12 0 3.69 1.19 187
Michael Brantley CLE OF OF 1 455 61 12 70 10 0.285
Jason Hammel KC SP SP 1 185 13 0 3.71 1.23 171
J.A. Happ TOR SP SP 1 188 12 0 3.67 1.23 157
Steven Matz NYM SP SP 1 154 10 0 3.55 1.22 145
Matt Harvey NYM SP SP 1 145 8 0 3.71 1.23 129
Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF 1 545 79 8 54 22 0.260
Salvador Perez KC C C 1 535 55 22 73 1 0.256
Ryon Healy OAK 3B 3B 1 577 77 25 84 1 0.287
Yulieski Gurriel HOU 3B 1B/3B 1 545 74 15 81 4 0.277
Nick Castellanos DET 3B 3B 1 535 65 22 72 2 0.276
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 1 603 75 14 63 25 0.277
Aledmys Diaz STL SS SS 1 544 83 18 70 6 0.298
Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS 1 511 68 7 71 25 0.286
Rajai Davis OAK OF OF 1 455 66 9 42 39 0.253
Alcides Escobar KC SS SS 1 591 83 6 48 21 0.268
Eduardo Nunez SF SS/3B 2B/SS/ 3B 1 518 64 10 72 30 0.259
Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS 1 485 62 22 74 1 0.248
Javier Baez CHC 2B/SS/ 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B 1 449 55 17 65 13 0.268
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B 1 419 51 11 41 12 0.259
Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP 1 204 12 0 3.69 1.24 163
Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 1 176 9 0 3.78 1.25 154
Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP 1 202 12 0 3.87 1.25 165
Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP 1 170 8 0 3.94 1.25 165
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP SP 1 204 13 0 3.87 1.31 150
Cody Allen CLE RP RP 1 65 4 29 2.88 1.09 81
Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/SS/ 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B 1 447 59 25 68 2 0.239
Josh Harrison PIT 2B 2B 1 491 73 7 48 17 0.280
Ian Kennedy KC SP SP 1 190 9 0 3.94 1.28 176
Collin McHugh HOU SP SP 1 195 13 0 3.95 1.32 181
Lucas Duda NYM 1B 1B 1 494 68 29 82 0 0.246
Gio Gonzalez WSH SP SP 1 175 10 0 3.87 1.35 166
Marco Estrada TOR SP SP 1 175 10 0 3.91 1.21 175
Russell Martin TOR C C 1 465 68 20 78 4 0.235
Jacob Realmuto MIA C C 1 451 54 10 57 11 0.281
Yasmani Grandal LAD C C 1 423 57 20 69 2 0.240
Travis Jankowski SD OF OF 1 467 57 5 35 37 0.241
Jaime Garcia ATL SP SP 1 150 8 0 3.88 1.28 125
Jeremy Hellickson PHI SP SP 1 185 10 0 3.83 1.18 150
Jerad Eickhoff PHI SP SP 1 190 11 0 3.77 1.19 158
Lance Lynn STL SP SP 1 120 9 0 3.65 1.31 109
Chris Tillman BAL SP SP 1 192 12 0 3.81 1.32 151
Ivan Nova PIT SP SP 1 175 9 0 3.67 1.23 134
Raisel Iglesias CIN RP RP 1 62 4 30 2.97 1.12 67
Robert Gsellman NYM SP SP 1 131 9 0 3.71 1.34 121
Alex Cobb TB SP SP 1 132 10 0 3.91 1.27 111
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS 1 509 69 9 51 21 0.261
A.J. Ramos MIA RP RP 1 66 3 36 3.12 1.32 77
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 1 556 71 9 44 19 0.267
Sam Dyson TEX RP RP 1 67 4 35 3.04 1.20 59
Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS 1 550 63 15 71 7 0.268
Neftali Feliz MIL RP RP 1 60 3 31 3.27 1.16 69
Jorge Polanco MIN SS 2B/SS/ 3B 1 518 69 10 44 8 0.286
Chris Owings ARI SS/OF SS/OF 1 489 58 8 61 18 0.251
Greg Holland COL RP RP 1 51 2 24 3.78 1.31 54
Cam Bedrosian LAA RP RP 1 60 3 20 2.78 1.12 74
Koda Glover WSH RP RP 1 61 3 21 3.24 1.12 64
Asdrubal Cabrera NYM SS SS 1 508 61 17 64 6 0.259
Matt Moore SF SP SP 1 146 10 0 3.77 1.29 137
Mike Montgomery CHC SP SP 1 124 7 0 3.42 1.21 111
Manuel Margot SD OF OF 1 546 82 5 41 31 0.277
Francisco Rodriguez DET RP RP 1 51 2 33 3.44 1.19 48
Jarrod Dyson SEA OF OF 1 372 49 2 31 38 0.259
Ryan Schimpf SD 2B 2B/3B 1 488 54 27 62 5 0.207
Tony Watson PIT RP RP 1 63 3 30 3.61 1.11 55
Hernan Perez MIL 3B/OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 1 422 55 10 46 30 0.247
David Robertson CHW RP RP 1 64 3 31 3.56 1.26 71
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS 1 523 70 15 81 7 0.271
Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B -2 512 71 22 79 1 0.251
Hector Neris PHI RP RP 1 75 5 19 3.09 1.18 89
C.J. Cron LAA 1B 1B -2 497 62 25 72 2 0.270
Matt Duffy TB 3B SS/3B -2 517 62 9 68 10 0.264
Kolten Wong STL 2B 2B/OF -3 435 59 14 64 10 0.278
Zack Cozart CIN SS SS -3 487 71 17 54 5 0.258
Dan Vogelbach SEA 1B 1B -3 440 52 19 61 1 0.254
Brandon Maurer SD RP RP -3 66 2 27 3.41 1.21 68
Raul Mondesi KC 2B 2B/SS -3 487 51 9 59 38 0.212
Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B -3 417 54 17 64 0 0.267
Fernando Rodney ARI RP RP -3 65 2 22 3.88 1.41 68
Ryan Madson OAK RP RP -3 60 4 21 3.91 1.29 47
Danny Espinosa LAA SS SS -3 502 57 19 67 12 0.215
Travis Shaw MIL 1B/3B 1B/3B -3 435 51 18 64 3 0.247
Brian McCann HOU C C -3 418 66 19 75 1 0.237
Brandon Kintzler MIN RP RP -3 63 1 19 3.77 1.28 43
Brandon Drury ARI 3B/OF 2B/3B/ OF -3 480 66 18 71 2 0.277
Eric Thames MIL 1B 1B -3 435 58 17 64 5 0.225
Jim Johnson ATL RP RP -3 55 1 15 3.50 1.28 57
Gregory Bird NYY 1B 1B -3 412 59 24 69 2 0.257
Evan Gattis HOU C C -3 369 39 20 56 2 0.255
Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B/OF -3 407 54 15 52 3 0.281
Matt Wieters WSH C C -4 407 45 18 54 1 0.249
Joaquin Benoit PHI RP RP -4 41 3 14 3.69 1.31 45
Ryan Zimmerman WSH 1B 1B -4 444 54 17 59 3 0.231
Chris Carter NYY 1B 1B 9 330 46 24 66 2 0.232
Arodys Vizcaino ATL RP RP -4 60 3 14 3.89 1.43 72
Cameron Rupp PHI C C -4 412 40 19 58 1 0.241
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 1B -4 489 65 10 59 2 0.272
Travis d’Arnaud NYM C C -4 404 41 14 48 1 0.259
Stephen Vogt OAK C C -4 415 57 14 44 0 0.255
Julio Urias LAD SP SP -4 103 9 0 3.41 1.34 110
Joe Panik SF 2B 2B -4 488 58 8 61 5 0.262
Adam Ottavino COL RP RP -4 63 4 8 3.03 1.07 76
Tyler Thornburg BOS RP RP -4 64 4 6 2.77 1.03 82
Blake Snell TB SP SP -4 160 9 0 3.63 1.37 181
Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B -4 515 65 4 35 20 0.277
Huston Street LAA RP RP -4 49 2 12 4.12 1.41 38
Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B -4 540 60 18 72 7 0.241
Pablo Sandoval BOS 3B 3B 1 512 61 15 69 3 0.254
Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP SP -4 174 9 0 3.81 1.27 160
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF -4 488 68 28 79 3 0.232
David Peralta ARI OF OF -4 535 73 18 85 9 0.289
Jorge Soler KC OF OF -4 487 64 20 77 2 0.261
Shawn Kelley WSH RP RP -4 64 4 8 2.87 1.04 86
Nate Jones CHW RP RP -4 72 3 7 2.89 0.98 85
Domingo Santana MIL OF OF -4 487 64 24 73 8 0.243
Hunter Renfroe SD OF OF -4 503 70 25 83 5 0.252
Andrew Susac MIL C C -4 375 38 16 51 0 0.251
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B -4 356 56 8 59 17 0.232
Welington Castillo BAL C C -4 390 38 16 59 1 0.239
Blake Treinen WSH RP RP -4 65 5 4 3.41 1.26 62
Wilson Ramos TB C C -4 305 31 13 41 0 0.274
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -4 487 63 14 48 19 0.254
Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF -4 460 75 16 48 7 0.264
Kevin Pillar TOR OF OF -4 535 62 10 58 15 0.272
Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF -4 490 74 6 48 19 0.271
Jeanmar Gomez PHI RP RP -4 65 2 9 4.23 1.39 47
Josh Reddick HOU OF OF -4 424 59 17 68 7 0.269
Sean Doolittle OAK RP RP -4 58 3 10 3.44 1.10 65
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -4 490 64 13 67 13 0.257
Brett Gardner NYY OF OF -5 521 72 10 37 15 0.255
Michael Saunders PHI OF OF -5 468 61 17 66 2 0.248
Avisail Garcia CHW OF OF -5 455 54 15 67 6 0.251
Daniel Norris DET SP SP -5 115 7 0 3.75 1.35 110
Michael Wacha STL SP SP -5 155 8 0 3.79 1.18 129
Adam Conley MIA SP SP -5 165 9 0 3.74 1.35 154
Tyler Skaggs LAA SP SP -5 138 9 0 3.81 1.36 141
Dylan Bundy BAL SP SP -5 141 11 0 3.91 1.35 130
Addison Reed NYM RP RP -5 72 5 7 2.76 1.05 80
Howie Kendrick PHI 2B/OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -5 475 71 10 55 10 0.262
Luis Severino NYY SP SP -5 155 10 0 3.94 1.34 143
Melvin Upton TOR OF OF -5 404 39 15 47 20 0.235
Santiago Casilla OAK RP RP -5 55 3 6 3.61 1.22 59
Jharel Cotton OAK SP SP -5 157 7 0 3.72 1.21 141
Jake Barrett ARI RP RP -5 62 3 8 3.78 1.29 57
Melky Cabrera CHW OF OF -5 570 70 12 73 2 0.284
Corey Dickerson TB OF OF -5 464 49 22 58 4 0.250
Trevor Bauer CLE SP SP -5 177 11 0 4.01 1.33 163
Yadier Molina STL C C -5 490 53 7 57 3 0.288
Andrew Triggs OAK SP SP -5 144 9 0 3.86 1.25 130
Sandy Leon BOS C C -5 398 58 6 55 1 0.255
Devin Mesoraco CIN C C -5 365 41 15 55 1 0.245
Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B -5 403 42 19 44 0 0.220
Danny Valencia SEA 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF -5 454 51 15 59 2 0.281
Brad Brach BAL RP RP -5 75 6 2 2.65 1.09 89
Kyle Barraclough MIA RP RP -5 72 5 2 2.65 1.18 104
Brandon Moss KC 1B/OF 1B/OF -5 426 57 24 64 2 0.235
Glen Perkins MIN RP RP -5 38 2 7 3.89 1.26 33
J.P. Crawford PHI SS SS -6 220 28 3 16 7 0.261
Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B -6 512 65 12 69 15 0.269
Austin Hedges SD C C -6 402 32 15 46 1 0.226
Grant Dayton LAD RP RP -6 58 4 2 2.64 0.95 79
Yangervis Solarte SD 3B 2B/3B -6 509 68 16 77 1 0.270
Will Harris HOU RP RP -6 65 4 2 2.88 1.03 70
James McCann DET C C -6 424 42 14 56 0 0.251
Luke Gregerson HOU RP RP -6 60 5 6 3.05 1.03 66
Jose Berrios MIN SP SP -6 124 7 0 4.12 1.36 112
Pedro Alvarez BAL DH DH -6 354 39 20 47 1 0.252
Jose De Leon TB SP SP -6 135 9 0 3.57 1.18 128
Jose Reyes NYM 3B SS/3B -6 374 51 10 29 17 0.271
Joey Gallo TEX 3B 3B -6 371 34 23 43 3 0.208
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP -6 105 5 0 3.67 1.27 97
Scott Kazmir LAD SP SP -6 122 8 0 3.64 1.23 113
Trevor Plouffe OAK 3B 1B/3B -6 487 55 18 62 1 0.245
Zack Wheeler NYM SP SP -6 91 5 0 3.89 1.37 88
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP -6 92 7 0 3.92 1.28 88
Mychal Givens BAL RP RP -6 70 5 1 2.91 1.22 88
Archie Bradley ARI SP SP -6 90 7 0 4.17 1.37 96
Wilmer Flores NYM 1B/3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -6 353 46 18 56 1 0.255
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF -6 435 52 17 61 6 0.238
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF -6 412 51 18 58 3 0.261
Andrew Toles LAD OF OF -6 405 56 5 27 19 0.251
Steven Souza TB OF OF -6 451 57 16 54 10 0.227
Pedro Baez LAD RP RP -6 71 5 2 3.31 1.05 77
Tyler Naquin CLE OF OF -6 368 44 13 48 6 0.254
Cody Asche CHW OF OF -6 345 47 10 44 5 0.241
Hector Rondon CHC RP RP -6 58 4 5 3.33 1.03 64
Tyler Glasnow PIT SP SP -6 125 9 0 3.87 1.39 134
Luke Weaver STL SP SP -6 55 4 0 3.34 1.18 67
Koji Uehara CHC RP RP -6 54 4 4 2.34 1.01 67
Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B -6 354 32 16 47 4 0.247
Ryan Rua TEX 1B/OF 1B/OF -6 390 50 14 61 9 0.241
David Freese PIT 1B/3B 1B/3B -6 424 46 15 54 0 0.255
Steve Pearce TOR 1B 1B/2B/ OF -6 315 44 14 49 2 0.279
Scooter Gennett MIL 2B 2B -6 390 41 10 47 5 0.274
Jett Bandy MIL C C -6 289 25 13 31 2 0.243
Mike Zunino SEA C C -6 391 37 17 49 1 0.204
Matthew Strahm KC RP RP -6 62 6 2 2.78 1.08 74
Chris Iannetta ARI C C -6 371 41 10 44 1 0.217
Tyler Saladino CHW 2B/SS 2B/SS/ 3B -6 376 41 7 44 13 0.276
Robert Stephenson CIN SP SP -6 109 7 0 4.34 1.44 99
Jung Ho Kang PIT 3B 3B -6 466 65 16 72 5 0.277
Adonis Garcia ATL 3B 3B -6 515 61 15 71 3 0.267
A.J. Reed HOU 1B 1B -6 384 47 15 54 0 0.235
Yan Gomes CLE C C -6 389 45 13 49 0 0.237
Tom Murphy COL C C -6 225 22 10 38 1 0.241
Clay Buchholz PHI SP SP -6 145 8 0 4.07 1.31 117
Sonny Gray OAK SP SP -6 160 8 0 4.03 1.32 127
Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP SP -6 145 7 0 3.98 1.28 112
Tyler Flowers ATL C C -6 381 31 15 47 0 0.227
Martin Prado MIA 3B 3B -6 535 63 9 70 2 0.290
Brad Ziegler MIA RP RP -6 67 5 5 2.67 1.29 52
Chase Headley NYY 3B 3B -6 491 60 13 66 5 0.244
Miguel Gonzalez CHW SP SP -6 162 7 0 3.95 1.31 110
David Wright NYM 3B 3B -6 267 42 4 46 4 0.238
Jason Castro MIN C C -6 367 37 10 41 2 0.221
Derek Norris WSH C C -6 288 27 9 33 2 0.233
Freddy Galvis PHI SS SS -6 340 37 7 44 9 0.229
Gerardo Parra COL OF 1B/OF -6 375 52 11 44 8 0.267
Curt Casali TB C C -6 298 29 12 34 0 0.222
Zach Davies MIL SP SP -6 176 10 0 4.08 1.29 142
Jace Peterson ATL 2B 2B/OF -6 403 51 5 27 13 0.239
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF -7 269 31 2 19 16 0.297
Junior Guerra MIL SP SP -7 154 11 0 3.97 1.33 132
Mallex Smith TB OF OF -7 225 33 3 18 18 0.241
R.A. Dickey ATL SP SP -7 205 9 0 3.86 1.33 158
Roman Quinn PHI OF OF -7 305 29 4 35 25 0.237
Bartolo Colon ATL SP SP -7 187 10 0 3.92 1.23 122
Angel Pagan FA OF OF -7 443 53 10 57 12 0.266
Alex Gordon KC OF OF -7 455 54 15 59 6 0.232
Jayson Werth WSH OF OF -7 476 57 14 63 4 0.238
Matt Andriese TB SP SP -7 162 8 0 3.91 1.28 132
Colby Rasmus TB OF OF -7 414 47 17 56 3 0.232
Tyler Chatwood COL SP SP -7 180 10 0 4.12 1.35 132
Nick Markakis ATL OF OF -7 567 64 10 69 1 0.263
Tom Koehler MIA SP SP -7 187 8 0 4.28 1.39 149
Denard Span SF OF OF -7 478 64 7 38 12 0.273
Charlie Tilson CHW OF OF -7 387 43 2 24 16 0.263
Edinson Volquez MIA SP SP -7 185 11 0 4.04 1.33 142
Tyler Collins DET OF OF -7 355 38 10 44 4 0.244
Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF -7 322 37 9 39 9 0.241
Matt Bush TEX RP RP -7 66 5 4 2.96 1.05 68
Jesse Chavez LAA SP SP -7 115 6 0 4.12 1.32 108
Whit Merrifield KC 2B 2B/3B/ OF -7 302 40 5 34 5 0.261
Geovany Soto CHW C C -7 304 32 10 46 0 0.223
Mike Leake STL SP SP -7 165 10 0 4.23 1.30 118
Norichika Aoki HOU OF OF -7 371 50 3 25 7 0.285
Michael Feliz HOU RP RP -7 72 4 1 3.43 1.15 102
Nick Franklin TB OF 1B/2B/ SS/OF -7 299 31 9 34 8 0.257
Francisco Cervelli PIT C C -7 364 42 3 39 5 0.259
Derek Dietrich MIA 2B 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -7 370 47 13 52 2 0.272
Joakim Soria KC RP RP -7 65 3 5 3.81 1.36 67
Hyun Soo Kim BAL OF OF -7 335 44 8 25 3 0.291
David Phelps MIA RP RP -7 71 6 2 3.34 1.21 90
Hunter Strickland SF RP RP -7 60 4 3 3.28 1.09 59
Wei-Yin Chen MIA SP SP -7 156 9 0 4.21 1.26 125
Tony Wolters COL C C -7 305 32 5 37 5 0.266
Steven Wright BOS SP SP -7 142 10 0 4.27 1.32 112
Josh Tomlin CLE SP SP -7 165 11 0 4.23 1.22 103
Joey Rickard BAL OF OF -7 280 31 8 20 10 0.257
Seth Smith BAL OF OF -7 360 53 14 49 0 0.245
Dan Straily MIA SP SP -7 190 9 0 4.38 1.38 158
Scott Schebler CIN OF OF -7 378 44 12 49 4 0.257
Brandon Finnegan CIN SP SP -7 188 9 0 4.43 1.40 167
Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF -7 407 49 11 53 7 0.264
Jordan Zimmermann DET SP SP -7 170 10 0 4.11 1.27 110
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE OF OF -7 375 46 12 58 3 0.275
Mike Fiers HOU SP SP -7 176 10 0 4.22 1.32 141
Matt Joyce OAK OF OF -7 398 48 17 59 2 0.235
Homer Bailey CIN SP SP -8 164 9 0 4.40 1.35 134
Jurickson Profar TEX 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF -8 370 51 7 48 8 0.251
Tyler Austin NYY 1B 1B/OF -8 245 21 8 34 5 0.225
Jose Iglesias DET SS SS -8 502 55 5 44 9 0.266
Chris Herrmann ARI C C/OF -8 276 21 6 31 3 0.224
Jarrett Parker SF OF OF -8 345 47 11 51 6 0.229
Ryan Pressly MIN RP RP -8 71 4 3 4.09 1.37 64
Mikie Mahtook DET OF OF -8 289 28 8 31 6 0.226
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS -8 527 54 7 59 7 0.262
Andrew Bailey LAA RP RP -8 36 2 4 4.14 1.28 33
Hector Santiago MIN SP SP -8 177 11 0 4.66 1.39 137
Shelby Miller ARI SP SP -8 130 7 0 4.24 1.39 105
Luis Sardinas SD SS SS -8 475 40 3 37 14 0.235
Michael Taylor WSH OF OF -8 255 29 8 19 15 0.242
Martin Perez TEX SP SP -8 187 11 0 4.21 1.40 101
Peter O’Brien KC OF OF -8 265 29 15 46 0 0.218
Francisco Liriano TOR SP SP -8 148 9 0 4.59 1.45 154
Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF -8 354 39 6 24 21 0.228
Lewis Brinson MIL OF OF -8 315 37 10 32 15 0.231
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -8 440 51 8 44 10 0.229
Jhoulys Chacin SD SP SP -8 167 7 0 4.27 1.41 137
Ryan Buchter SD RP RP -8 66 2 5 3.65 1.25 75
Clint Frazier NYY OF OF -8 255 28 4 34 8 0.241
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP SP -8 97 4 0 4.49 1.34 77
Austin Meadows PIT OF OF -8 105 19 3 15 6 0.289
Patrick Corbin ARI SP SP -8 162 8 0 4.34 1.42 146
Kyle Gibson MIN SP SP -8 184 7 0 4.34 1.44 123
Tyson Ross TEX SP SP -8 102 6 0 3.81 1.35 93
Jordy Mercer PIT SS SS -8 508 57 10 54 2 0.246
Garrett Richards LAA SP SP -8 95 5 0 3.78 1.37 87
Justin Wilson DET RP RP -8 63 3 3 3.45 1.27 72
Chad Green NYY SP SP -8 87 5 0 3.34 1.23 91
Matt Wisler ATL SP SP -8 102 5 0 4.24 1.31 86
Tyler Clippard NYY RP RP -8 68 6 1 3.31 1.21 79
Jesse Hahn OAK SP SP -8 98 4 0 4.31 1.41 64
Nathan Karns KC SP SP -8 90 5 0 3.71 1.30 94
Ariel Miranda SEA SP SP -8 98 4 0 4.17 1.30 71
Delino DeShields Jr. TEX OF OF -8 254 31 5 22 14 0.254
Ezequiel Carrera TOR OF OF -8 370 39 4 29 12 0.241
Joe Musgrove HOU SP SP -8 72 5 0 3.65 1.18 65
Wade Miley BAL SP SP -8 158 8 0 4.76 1.40 122
Jon Jay CHC OF OF -8 364 41 6 45 7 0.276
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -8 171 10 0 4.45 1.38 132
Brock Holt BOS OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -8 311 38 7 31 5 0.261
Albert Almora CHC OF OF -8 324 35 5 28 4 0.251
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA SS SS -8 512 51 5 49 3 0.255
Austin Jackson CLE OF OF -8 311 30 4 29 9 0.271
Arismendy Alcantara CIN OF OF -8 305 37 7 23 10 0.219
Chad Kuhl PIT SP SP -8 152 9 0 4.16 1.35 107
Dalton Pompey TOR OF OF -8 267 28 2 19 16 0.273
Trey Mancini BAL DH DH -8 248 22 9 33 0 0.254
Pedro Strop CHC RP RP -8 62 4 2 2.77 1.01 76
Yunel Escobar LAA 3B 3B -8 527 63 7 51 2 0.282
Bruce Maxwell OAK C C -8 347 26 7 38 0 0.243
Carl Edwards Jr. CHC RP RP -8 51 5 1 2.78 1.08 70
Trayce Thompson LAD OF OF -8 275 33 10 31 6 0.231
J.J. Hardy BAL SS SS -8 502 48 7 52 0 0.249
Jed Lowrie OAK 2B 2B -8 468 48 7 52 0 0.249
Steven Brault PIT SP SP -8 135 7 0 4.34 1.42 119
Byung Ho Park MIN 1B 1B -8 307 44 15 51 1 0.221
Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B/3B -8 460 55 7 57 3 0.278
Omar Narvaez CHW C C -8 289 27 3 32 2 0.271
Kevin Siegrist STL RP RP -8 63 4 4 3.54 1.21 70
Corey Knebel MIL RP RP -8 59 2 5 4.12 1.38 71
Michael Lorenzen CIN RP RP -8 60 2 5 3.65 1.22 56
Trevor Rosenthal STL RP RP -8 62 4 2 3.88 1.40 78
 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work! Just kidding, really great.

    You: Here is your Top 500. Drops mic!

    Really enjoyed.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  2. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grwy, i m going to prepare a new keeper league draft. (6 keepers)
    Do you think it important to consider age in a kweper league? for example A-GON and Freeman are ranked closely in your ranking. A GON comes first. Does Freeman comes first when in a keeper league? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I like my name with a W, makes it sound like John Wayne is saying it… Yes, age should be considered

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Hi Grey, thanks. It was a typo due to type on mobile… (“w” is next to “e”…). Sorry~ ha~

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Yes, Freeman above A-Gon

  3. Titan says:
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    Thanks for all the hard work Grey….This is the first site I visit every day and one of the few I even need to visit other than rotoworld for the daily news updates…I’ve finished in the $ (top 4) every year since I started using your advice…

    Great job as always….good luck to all Razzballers << your mom's term in 2016.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Titan: Thanks for your loyalty!

  4. Rabbit says:
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    Great to see the auction values in there too, Grey–thanks for all the hard work. Given that these are your rankings, I assume these are your values, not Rudy’s. Is Rudy going to do his own auction values this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Thanks!

  5. the swinging says:
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    Corey Dickerson Ranked 80th. $18, 469 at bats, 68 runs, 20 hrs, 75 rbi, 4 steals, .286 avg.

    Michael Conforto ranked 182nd. $6, 501 at bats, 62 runs, 21 hrs, 71 rbi, 2 steals .274 avg.

    I know I mentioned dickerson yesterday and not to beat a dead horse but I’m a little confused.

    You told me the 80th overall ranking of Dickerson was maybe a little high but that’s where he fell in the rankings based on the projection.

    Conforto’s projections are basicly identical to Dickerson’s but he’s ranked 102 spots after. Why the big gap in overall raking with these two players?

    • 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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      @the swinging: I won’t speak for Grey, but maybe track record? Albeit Dickerson’s isn’t that long. And health concerns. I like the question.

    • Cram It says:
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      @the swinging: Maybe because his projections are based on his AB’s, which are pretty low, so the potential to improve the #’s is there with more AB’s. While Conforto is the opposite. 500 AB’s is a guess on the high side. With a potential decrease in PT, so will the #’s. That’s my expert conjecture.

      • the swinging says:
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        @Cram It: Conforto is projected for only 32 more at bats. They are actually in similar situations where how much they are platooned vs lefties is up in the air right now.

        • Cram It says:
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          @the swinging: I think Conforto getting less than 500 AB’s is a major factor in the ranking. If not, I don’t know. I couldn’t care less about Dickerson.

          • the swinging says:
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            @Cram It: Yup I agree I’m not touching Dickerson and I’m interested in Conforto. Dickerson will be there every time in drafts at pick 80 and I kinda doubt Conforto hangs around til pick 182.

            • Cram It says:
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              @the swinging: I like Conforto a lot too. He’s around 185/ADP 212 on fantasypros. I could see him going around RD 15 on average. But if you want him, you wouldn’t wait that long anyway.

  6. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, 5×5, roto.

    my current 5 keepers are Bumgarner, deGrom, Machado, SMarte, Pederson.

    should I trade Pederson to get Francisco Lindor?

  7. Sean says:
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    I have the option of keeping 4 out of 5 of these guys…
    Yu Darvish (22nd round)
    Miguel Sano (21st round)
    Matt Harvey (15th round)
    Chris Archer (9th round)
    George Springer (11th round)

    Who shouldn’t I keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Archer

  8. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    I love you

  9. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Thanks, Grey.

    On the other hand, because you mentioned the “Squatty Potty” a few posts ago I made the mistake of googling it. Now, the internets never stop trying to sell me one! Too many diagrams! Turn it off, please!

  10. Paul says:
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    Glad to have you back Grey!

    Had a question about a keeper league trade: I’m trying to win now and have a huge auction budget for our draft. However I’m afraid I’m giving up too much future talent for a one-year run:

    Should I trade my Carlos Rodon (2 more keeper years at league minimum) Moncada Meadows and Margot (all minor leaguers – no cost) for his Jose Abreu (2 more years, $30+) and Marte (one more year at reasonable price)?

  11. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    Our shared affection for Raisel gets me excited in ways I wish it didn’t. I like the ranking over some of these other bigger name SP. I’ll definitely be tuned in to as many of his starts as I can this year.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      Hope you have room for a third fella who also shares this awkward affection. Church!

      • 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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        @Grey: I can’t wait to yell that around my buddies when he pitches just to see the confused look on their faces.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  12. Jim Wiser says:
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    Check McCullers auction value of $14. It probably should be $9.

  13. Hot Rod

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    Hooray on the war room. I just asked last night on top 100 post: “is anyone doing the Fantasy War Room excel spreadsheet this year? My draft won’t be the same without it. Last year I customized mine with some conditional formatting to make players’ names red when they were picked by others, and incorporated the Razzball rankings too…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JimmyBond: Yeah, it’ll be along next week

      • Hot Rod

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        @Grey: sweet. that still wasn’t soon enough, so I figured out how to update my customized war room from last year with your stats from this year so I can start to play around (stats only, not tiers). too excited for baseball to start? maybe.

        • Hot Rod

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          @JimmyBond: do you guys publish anywhere a K/9 or BB/9 data set in similar fashion to the top 500 rankings above? If yes would be great to incorporate into the spreadsheet, as you could do a quick difference calculation to highlight ‘ace’ types

          • Grey

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            Check Rudy’s raters

            • Hot Rod

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              @Grey: thanks, found the IP/K/BB data and made my own difference calculation with a cutoff of 7 to highlight 2015 Ace potential (or reality). Nothing more satisfying than working on a spreadsheet on valentine’s day!

          • Hot Rod

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            @JimmyBond: I pulled in the FantasyPros consensus ratings to my spreadsheet too. Interesting to compare where you are high vs others.

            For the following players Grey you are ranking players the highest: Rizzo (4 vs 10) Bryant (9/14), Marte (12/23), Mookie (13/17), JDMart (14/27), Frazier (22/38), Polanco (32/83), Braun (29/40), Pujols (34 / 69), Cain (32/46) Maikel Franco (52 / 129). And then it gets even better…you are highst rater on Chapman, Kimbrel (RP?), and then Salazar too (60/84).

            On the negative side, you have lowest vs consensus ranking on Kershaw (16 vs 5), Pollock (31/15), Cruz (65 / 30), Jones (66 / 43), CarGo (67 / 45), Keuchel (73 / 48), Grienke (74 / 35), and Cano (92 / 53).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  14. DonnieB says:
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    Hi Grey…. Would you keep Fielder at $10 or Belt at $7? Fielder starts the year as DH only. Also,could keep Lawrie at $5. Seven other keepers:
    Trout $25
    Betts $20
    Arenado $13
    C Seager. $10
    Aroldis. $15
    Salazar. $10
    Thor. $1
    Fielder,Belt or Lawrie as last keeper?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DonnieB: Belt

      • DonnieB says:
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        Thanks to the best. In Newport Beach in a week?–smile.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  15. Hi Grey!

    Super excited that this is all here and I can really start diving into your rankings to make them my own.

    Keeper/trade question. 12 team H2H/Points (does its best to simulate WAR) league. We get to keep players based on tiers.

    I have Chris Davis in my top tier, who I am not very excited about. I have an opportunity to get Abreu or Encarnacion… Are either of those guys a big enough upgrade to bother? if so, who you like better?

    For reference, here are their point totals from last year:
    CD – 1070.10 (8th highest point total for position players in 2015)
    JA – 943.50
    EE – 1004.20

  16. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty league 6×6. Uses ops and k/BB as extra cats plus QS instead of wins. Coming off a championship and looking to upgrade a C and add a CL. Lineup is wilson ramos, hosmer, kipnis, correa, beltre, stanton, marte, cruz, sano, ortiz with xander, dickerson, Brantley Josh harrison, avisail on bench. My SPS are price, j-fer, degrom, salazar, gray, liriano, teheran, gausman, j garcia, karns, peavy, clay, rich hill. CL are paps, perkins, melancon. Notable minors are margot, mateo, alex reyes,

    Been going back and forth on deal to pick up Kris bryant. 2 offers on the table. 1. I give up xander, sano, degrom for bryant, blsckmon/Carlos gomez, and 4th pick in first yr players draft. 2. I give up xander, sano, sonny gray for bryant, choo, 10th pick in 1st yr player draft. Which one, if either, would you do? Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Brian: I’d give up Gray

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Hugely helpful to have a free site that responds to reader questions more quickly than pay sites! Great Job and much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Brian says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: he bailed on the gray deal. he wants the degrom one. would you do it? I give up xander, sano, degrom for bryant, blackmon, and 38th pick in first yr players draft.
            thanks.

            • Grey

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              It’s fair, you’re paying

  17. Theo says:
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    I love that you have Rodon at #98 overall

    Meanwhile, over in espn la-la-land they have him as the #98th SP (!!!)

    At least they got the 98 right…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Theo: Crazy

  18. J-FOH says:
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    Vogel song as mr. Irrelevant? I put a little more faith in the genius of Pittsburg and handling pitchers. He will out pitch hellickson for sure.

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-FOH: I was hoping for an honorary Tommy Hanson ranking. Mr. Dust in the Wind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Why waste your time, you know you’re gonna be mine, you know you’re gonna be mine

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: are you my secret valentine?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *blushes*

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: *bats eyes*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Adam West, is that you?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: maybe peter griffin dressed as Adam West

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never seen that show

  19. MSchempp says:
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    Extremely happy to be reading this again!

    5 player keeper 6×6 OPS league, I’ve been offered Springer for my Arenado straight up. Do I take it?

    Same league, should I keep Dozier or Odor as my fifth?

    Other keepers are Arrieta, Frazier, and Betts.

    Thanks!

      • MSchempp says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! What about Springer for my Arenado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Arenado

          • MSchempp says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  20. Michael Villani says:
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    Espn has RIzzo ranked 19th overall. I have the first pick in the 2nd round what a steal!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I figured you’d like the Rodon Valentine Card on a few levels!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First level, you gave me a Valentine’s Card…Aw…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey:
            First Level-Valentine’s Card
            Second Level-There were other players to choose from, but I figured it was best to celebrate our love for Rodon together
            Third Level-Since Rodon is a ridiculous pun for “wrote on” it was best suited for you because you’re a Master Writer, Master Lyricist, Master Lothario and Master Bater
            Fourth Level-It’s a ridiculous pun

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Always and forever, each moment with Yu Darvish? No Rodon!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Well Played!

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Teddy Heater: awesome!

  21. Jvanslyke says:
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    This is great. Thanks for all of your hard work Grey

    Do you think Kanyes album comes out today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: The Life of Pablo Sandoval? I hope so!

  22. booya says:
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    This is a 10 team H2H 6×6 keeper league with OPS & K/9 as the extra categories. My keepers that I’ve decided on so far are: Rizzo, Stanton, Marte, Bautista, Votto, Rendon, Buxton, JFern, & Carrasco. On offense we start C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 4 OF, 2 Util.

    Based on our point system I can add either Jacob deGrom to that list or a combination of any 3 of these other guys: Carlos Martinez, Stroman, Gausman, Billy Hamilton, Baez.

    I’m leaning towards deGrom but would love to hear what any of you think.

    Thanks all!

    • Cram It says:
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      @booya: DeGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Agree with Cram

  23. Copperhead Road says:
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    At last! Thanks for the post. Keeper question. 12 team H2H. Can keep 4. Rounds given
    Goldschmidt 1st
    Arenado 2nd
    Hamels 7th
    Cole 8th
    Ventura 12th
    Giles 13th
    A Miller 14th
    Odor 26th

    Goldy and Arenado for sure. Last 2?
    Also for reference I’ll have Sano and Lindor for free.

      • Copperhead Road says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I was thinking the same.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Hardrock says:
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    You have Matt Adams at 122 overall with about 500 AB, won’t he sit every game there is a left pitcher? I can’t figure out what to make of him and if I should hold on to him.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hardrock: He could, I’m hoping this is the year he finally comes into his own, I’m being optimistic

    • Christine Michael: one Unlucky Whitehead (just pop him or not) says:
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      @Hardrock: wow that is early for bitch tits.

  25. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    i see Rickey Henderson didn’t make the cut *heart breaks*

    Any chance we could get a bottom 10 list? Literally, the 10 worst players in baseball for fantasy purposes who are actually on rosters? That way if someone drafts one, i can silently chuckle to myself!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChefBoyRG54: I’ll start it…Daniel Descalso

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        @Grey: this is fun…Alex Avila

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll take Colorado pitchers 2 thru 5

          • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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            @Grey: perplexing!

            I would say the Tigers bullpen but thats a given….so we will go with Chase D’arnaud (trying to ride his brothers coattails and shizzz)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice call! I’ll take Carlos Quentin as a flyer in case he comes out of retirement in July

              • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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                @Grey: if were playing that game, im taking Jamie Moyer. Hes got to have another 50 innings in that arm

                He is the Emanuel Augustus of pitching, without the flare

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m taking Jose Mesa

  26. mauledbypandas says:
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    congrats February Grey, your rankings are done!!!

  27. David says:
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    12 team, standard 5×5 roto. Must keep 5, and can keep as long as I would like. I am already keeping: Au Shizz, Rizzo, Arenado and Marte. Which should be my 5th: Bautista, D. Gordon, Pederson or Arrieta? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  28. FrankGrimes says:
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    so that kardashian fella was gay for OJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the underlying theme

  29. Thatguy says:
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    Grey awesome work as always. Appreciate all the knowledge you drop on us rubes. Need your help…
    We can keep 4

    Points league 10 for a W 7 for a Save

    Rizzo (3rd rd)I’m keeping
    Arenado(4th rd)duh

    Now who should my final 2 be

    Joey bats (5th rd) probably keeping
    Jake arreita (1st rd)?
    Kenley Jansen (11th rd)?
    Giles(12th rd)?

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Giles, Bats

  30. royce! says:
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    Looks like you’re going to have Semien everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny you say that….Oh Marcus! Yeah…

  31. WalleyWorld says:
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    Does Cameron Maybin have any value in a deep league? I though he would at least crack the top 500.

  32. L-Boogie says:
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    Top 500 and I’m just starting my prep? I’m tardy to the pardy, yo!

    Need some keeper help. 12 team 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG. Caveat 1: Helping a friend who is in year 2 of taking over someone’s team. Caveat 2: I don’t know jack about keepers and I refuse to learn so I don’t know why he’s asking me for help. Caveat 3: Can’t keep any first or second rounders so no studs listed below.

    Keeper possibilities:
    Hosmer round 3 keeper
    Yasmany round 5
    Brantley round 11
    Gattis 14
    B-Moss 18
    A-Russ 22
    Michael Taylor 23

    Rodon 15
    Henry Owens 23
    Eovaldi 26

    Free agents in no partic order (kept in rounds 14, then 12, then 10, etc)
    Nola FA
    Texiera FA
    Plouffe FA
    Trea Turner FA
    And some other crap not worth mentioning.

    Must keep 6 total including 2 P and 2 hitters. Thoughts?

    Feeling good about [email protected], A-Russ @22 and Rodon @15. Agree?

    Thanks and looking forward to another season of questions that are not this long,
    L-Boogie Presley on the main guitar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Hosmer, Brantley, Gattis, Russell, Nola, Rodon…They’re pretty ugly

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I don’t know how to get better keepers considering there are no round 1 or 2 keepers. and there’s a 2 round keeper penalty. so there goes anyone in the first four rounds from the prior year. and sleepers and rookies go crazy early.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You followed me well last year

  33. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Vogelsong’s mom must be so proud of him right now!

    Based on what ESPN + Yahoo look like, I will almost definitely (save for a top 3 pick) own Rizzo, Upton, and Syndergaard (who I’m targeting as my ace) on every team. I’ll take that ANY day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, yup and yup, saw that yesterday

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Also, how are you the only one that recognizes Rizzo as the second coming of Goldy? Seems bonkers that there’s *some, albeit small* chance of drafting Goldy in the first round, then having Rizzo (16th! on ESPN) fall to you in the 2nd!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one looked at Rizzo’s stats from last year? Honestly, I’m perplexed by the lack of love for him too

  34. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Grey, Thanks to your expertise over the past few years, I will be keeping Goldy, Harper, Arenado, Marte, and Arrieta for a total of $93 in a $250 budget, 12 team H2H league, and I won last year! Looking forward to another great season!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice keepers!

  35. Brian Recca says:
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    Thanks for all the hard work Grey.

    I’m in a 5×5 roto league with hits+walks as a stat instead of average. Can you choose four keepers out of the following players? Thanks in advance.

    Kyle Schwarber $24
    Anthony Rendon $18
    Todd Frazier $23
    Jason Heyward $18
    Clayton Kershaw $38
    Matt Harvey $23

  36. Peter says:
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    Great job on a these rankings As usual very nice read.

    Need 4 Keeps…

    Chris Davis ….lose 3rd Rounds pick
    G Polanco……Lose 6th Round Pick
    G Cole………Lose 8th Round Pick
    B Buxton…….Lose 20th Rd Pick
    N Mazara………Lose 27th Rd Pick
    AJ Reed……….Lose 28th Rd Pick

    I am leaning towards
    COLE : Buxton: Mazara: Reed

    Is it crazy not to keep Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Polanco, Cole, Davis, Buxton

  37. The Grand Poppy says:
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    10 team, standard roto, everyone keeps 5. I have trout + stanton and could possibly flip corey seager for betts. would you do that, even with seager’s upside and the dirth of SS? If they reject betts, another dude offered marte, should i settle for that? or just hold corey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Betts or Marte

  38. Ryan says:
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    12 team keeper, 7×7 roto (OBP, SLG, QS, CG), Keeping Arrieta, Carrasco, Thor and Schwarber. Going to keep either Joc for 1 year at $1 (then option for market value) or Matz for 2 years at $1 (then option for market value). Keep a 4th pitcher? Or hope for the upside with Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  39. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Wait, you’ve never seen Family Guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You’re not missing much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I get that gist from the clips

          • Let us now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Grey: like South Park said, it’s a Simpsons joke ripoff that doesn’t have plots, just jokes.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that was the sense I got

  40. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Thanks for all the great content the past month, Grey. You’re a machine.

    I need help picking the best six (6) keepers out of this group (keep forever 7×7 league; +OPS and FLD% for hitters; QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, IP, SV, HLD for pitchers):
    1. Kris Bryant in Round 7
    2. Jose Abreu in Round 9
    3. Carlos Carrasco in Round 11
    4. Danny Salazar in Round 15
    5. Joc Pederson in Round 17
    6. Nelson Cruz in Round 18
    7. David Ortiz in Round 21
    8. Miguel Sano in Round 26

    I have to say goodbye to two of these fellas, and I’m torn. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…Ortiz, Joc

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: Keep forever, might as well get rid of the old guys with all that young blood. Although I think Pederson is probably the least valuable here, I don’t know how he plays with +OPS/FLD %.

  41. Thomas says:
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    Grey = “Great Read Every Year”

    I want your opinion on my keepers. Here’s who I have. Which five (5) should I keep?

    Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado, Anthony Rendon, Starling Marte, Anthony Rendon, Michael Brantley, Kyle Seager, Stephen Strasburg, Jacob DeGrom, and Chris Archer.

    I also own rights to Miguel Sano, Gregory Polanco, Michael Wacha, Michael Taylor, and Joey Gallo.

    Thanks a bunch! Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Donaldson, Arenado, Marte, deGrom, Stras

  42. Ryan says:
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    Going forward in a dynasty who wins Joc or Yelich? Thanks for all the time spent into your rankings. Help alot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  43. J-FOH says:
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    I read where Maurer was having vision issue and thinks if he gets sunglasses it will correct the problem. So a lack of ray bans was the problem?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, might be good for Pomeranz… I just went to a luncheon with Hank Aaron and Bud Selig…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: did you get to hug hank and flip off bud?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither, listened to stories they had told a million times

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: thats cool for Hank, f**k Selig. On a different subject, my truck in the body shop this week and probably part of next and when I went to get my rental they were out of the car I reserved. All they had left was a convertable camaro, so they gave it to me at the same price. I know you are a sucker for a convertable.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice ride!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Its f***ing yellow! the daughter loves it but Im not its biggest fan

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re driving around in a banana hammock?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Hey, is this Tehol posing as Grey…..no its bumblebee from the Transformer movies yellow body black rag top

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds stylish all the same!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      You just want me to come pick you up, thats why you are being all nice

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m in Palm Springs with Hank and Bud, member

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      so what you’re saying is cougs wouldn’t like it if I crashed the cougar den this weekend….got it *winks*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No winks!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I saw a billboard on the freeway today advertising the village people performing at one of the casinos out that way. Cougs might be into that

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What do you think we’re doing for Valentine’s Day?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Now that’s what I call sexy time

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  44. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Oh wise FML… Contraction draft in a dynasty league (no salaries, just keep forever) going from 16 teams to 12 teams (H2H roto – no streaming). Which would be the top 4 of these available SPs to build around for the next 5 years: Cole, Bumgarner, Harvey, DeGrom, Giolito, Urias, Walker, Stroman. What order? Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, deGrom, Harvey, Stroman

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! You are the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. UL's Toothpick says:
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    After re-reading the Justin Upton ranking, I’m in on this dude for 2016.
    Also think guys in the lineup can rake and vets will hold him accountable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  46. Fantasy with Dase or Days

    Fantasy with Dase or Days says:
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    Good afternoon Razzball baseball fans! I come with peace from the football side? I wanted to throw this out there one last time (I promise). I created a RCL Master mock draft over at Couchmanagers. It’s absolutely free and we have three spots left to fill. I have no idea if any Razzball readers actually joined but I thought I would see if I can get it filled soon. It’s a slow (8 hour per pick) and the draft order will be randomized once full. Thanks for letting me drop this in here again! Hope you all have a great weekend!

    Here is the link http://www.couchmanagers.com/mock_drafts/index.php?draftnum=37601

  47. TJ says:
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    In a 12 team 6×6 H2H league. Need 6 keepers here. This is currently what I’m working with.

    Mccutchen (1st rd)
    Springer (3rd rd)
    Betts (4th rd)
    Sano (25th rd)

    Sonny Gray (12th rd)
    Salazar (14th rd)
    C-Mart (21st rd)

    Would you keep Gray/Salazar/Sano, Gray/Salazar/C-Mart or Salazar/C-Mart/Sano?

    Thanks Grey, much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart/Sano

  48. Fungazi says:
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    Tanaka not expected to be ready for opening day. Shocker!

  49. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Khris to A’s…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, updated my rankings at top 60 and top outfielders posts

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: O.Co from 2013-2014 was 9th best in HR% for right handed hitters, its no mee-law-wah-kay, but it aint too shabby.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s all good for me and Davis

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: so you’re still spooning then

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Well, yeah!

  50. Branta says:
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    What happened to Calhoun? He’s 42 in the OF rankings but 48 on the top 500.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Things were changed this afternoon due to Domingo and Khris Davis trade… Rudy will fix the top 500 later tonight

  51. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    how did c.anderson not make the top 500, but you have davies down for 150 innings when you had c.anderson at SP 132? don’t get me wrong i hope davies gets that job too, but if you thought that was true, why was anderson ranked in SP but not davies? steamer/rudy has him down for about half that many innings (74).

    2. pts league. need 4 keepers, carrasco/posey/correa are easy. here’s settings:
    Singles (1B) 1 Doubles (2B) 2
    Triples (3B) 3 Home Runs (HR) 4
    Walks (BB) 1 Runs Scored (R) 1
    Runs Batted In (RBI) 1 Stolen Bases (SB) 2
    Strikeouts (K) -1 Extra Base Hits (XBH) 1
    Sacrifices (SAC) 1 Game Winning RBI (GWRBI) 1
    Hitting for the Cycle (CYC) 2 Grand Slam Home Runs (GSHR) 1
    Pitching
    Innings Pitched (IP) 1 Wins (W) 5
    Saves (SV) 5 Strikeouts (K) 1
    Shutouts (SO) 1 Holds (HD) 5
    Complete Games (CG) 3 Quality Starts (QS) 1
    No Hitters (NH) 10 Perfect Games (PG) 50

    this being the case do i keep (pts per game shown with from last year)
    schwarber (3)
    odor (2.7)
    ortiz (3.8)
    matz (15.4, carrasco’s was 16.5)
    stroman (17)
    iglesias (12.3)
    start 1 of each position with 1 util, 3 SP, 2 RP. 6 BN spots and at least 5 of these should be SP at any given time. SP are crazy valuable in this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davies is a typo due to how Rudy imports the rankings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Matz

  52. Bob says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h 3 keepers
    Donaldson is obviously one, but which other two would you keep?
    Cruz
    Pollock
    Votto
    Bogaerts
    Scherzer
    Gomez
    Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock, Scherzer

  53. Quimmy says:
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    Senor Grey, quickie please:

    Giancarlo and one of (Wright, Kipnis, A.Gordon, Shields, Cashner)
    For my
    Cutch and Price

    Avg OBP and SlG are seperate cats. Should I take it and if so which player would you want? Im leaning Wright if i pull the trigger. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Wright

  54. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    keep 9. they are 2 OF, 1 CI, 1 MI, 2 SP, 2 RP and last one spot can’t be from the same position as earlier picked. total bases/K’s/OPS for hitters and BB’s, earned runs, holds, QS, hits against and losses for pitchers. definites are
    rizzo 1B
    stanton OF
    pollock OF
    dozier 2B
    kenley RP
    iglesias/keuchel SP
    1. which of schwarber/carpenter/d’arnaud for last hitter (K’s hurt schwarbs in this type league)
    2. which of perkins/capps/boxberger for last RP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carpenter… Perkins

  55. Kenny P says:
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    I’m in a league that uses 7 batting categories, K’s and OPS have been added, it also only has 2SP, 2RP, 1P for pitcher spots.
    Any suggestions on how you’d adjust rankings to suit?
    Last year I focused on low strikeout batters and then closers, I didn’t take a Starter til the 15th round

      • Kenny P says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, ya, it was stupid. I had a plan that Starters only contributed to 4 of 12 categories, if my closers started the week well I just went for WHIP n ERA, if one of them blew up I used all my weekly pickups going for Ks n Ws. Spoiler alert, it didn’t work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t follow the strategy of that

  56. Josh says:
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    Hey grey, what are your thoughts to a league that uses these categories:

    OBP, RBI, R, SB, (TB-H).

    QS+W, ERA, WHIP, K, SVHD.

    TB-H is basically just counting stat form of OBP, it replaces HR and gives a slight boost to guys who rack up XBH’s.

  57. danny almonte says:
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    Arenado, E5, J.Upton, Madbum
    Or
    Trout, Rendon, C.Santana, T.Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  58. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    Are their hitters on this list that you would avoid in an OBP league where Ks count against you?

    Are their pitchers on this list that you’d avoid in a league that counts both WHIP and BB/9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, there’s not for Ks against you… WHIP is listed everywhere and WHIP goes hand in hand with BB/9

  59. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your article as always.

    I have Stanton, J Upton, JD, Bautista and I’m looking for a starter or steals.
    My thought was to trade J Upton away but your suggestion is Bautista due to too many similar hitters.

    Few comments from me,
    1. I’m worried about J Upton’s up and down.. which I’ve suffered last year.
    2. Of course Tiger’s line up is a huge plus, but Blue Jays’ line up is also very good.

    Except age , I’m still not sure the answer to be traded away is Bautista (however, Bautista may not be declined so fast this year supposedly). Thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d trade away Bautista, who is much older than Upton…

  60. Wilson says:
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    I’m holding several possible closers in a all keepers league.

    Who can be dropped now (which means not a closer) ? (5×5 with SV, no HD)
    Hoover, Cishek, Jeffress, Storen, Osuna, Wilhelmsen, Soria,

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhemsen

  61. Kilpo says:
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    Need assistance on keepers for a dynasty league (Lindor, M. Franco, Odor). Each are valued at $1 and I can only keep 2 of the 3. Along w/ the standard positions, we require MI, CI & Utility. I can either flip a quarter or rely on Grey. It’s too early in the morning to be making decisions like this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, don’t keep Odor

  62. High Five City says:
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    Hey, Grey. Khris Davis went to the A’s sometime yesterday, in return for prospects Jacob Nottingham and Bubba Derby (there’s a joke in there somewhere, but I’m way too tired to make it). How badly is this going to hurt Davis’ value, since most of his value comes from his power?

  63. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league advice: AGon & Khris Davis or Fielder & Judge. My team is in a win now situation but does KrushDavis have significantly less value since he won’t be smashing homers in Milwaukee?

    Also was offered Lester for Judge/1st round 2017 pick.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DBo: I’d keep A-gone and Davis…And i would want the Judge side in the Lester deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with F

  64. The Fridge says:
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    Well draft day is rapidly approaching and I’m debating my keepers. What are your top 4 from this list?

    DeGrom – 19, Carrasco – 16, Lindor, – 13, Stanton – 48, Betts – 27, Ross – 12, Carpenter – 20, Odorizzi – 11

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Fridge: DeGrom, Carrasco, Stanton, Betts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts, deGrom, Lindor, Carrasco

  65. B.G. says:
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    Grey your advice always keeps me in the money, I’ll be using said money to get a Platoon or Sagnof shirt!

    14 team roto 6×6. Which 5 do I keep.

    Dee Gordon (15th Round)
    Charlie Blackmoon (12th Round)
    Nelson Cruz (8th Round)
    Yoenis Cespedes (4th Round)
    Lorenzo Cain (17th Round)
    Gregory Polanco (21st Round)
    Anthony Rendon (18th Round)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gordon, Cain, Polanco, Blackmon, Cruz, assuming 5 OF league

  66. Bdub says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H

    Would you go Posey (1st) for GCole(5th) or matt harvey (12th)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side

  67. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    ranking 500 players for holds/OPS and i’m seeing this
    belt/corey seager (you) vs Rudy/steamer BIG time.

  68. Manny says:
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    So the Brewers just traded Khris Davis to Oakland. Reports have already come out that Dominho Santana will get at bats now in LF as well. With Davis getting traded, I think this now puts Santana from the 75% start range to now closer to the 90% start range, which would move his projected at bats from your 501 to closer to 600. That is a 20% increase, which when extrapolated to your projections, would now put him at 77 Runs, 26 HRs, 88 RBIs, 10 SBs. That is top 100 production, and means he should be a definite sleeper target given his plus 200 ADP. What do you think? Feels like a sure fire target in my 5 OF NL only league. Any changes now in your rank/opinion of Domingo given the Davis trade? Sure seems like the Brewera are willing to give the young guys all the at bats they can handle given they are now in full blown tank mode…

  69. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H Keeper League. Keep 5, standard + OPS, QS. Here’s my top talent (wish I could keep more than 5)

    Harper
    Rizzo
    Bautista
    Sano
    Heyward
    Eaton
    Arrieta
    Kluber
    Carrasco

    So based on your rankings, I should keep Harper, Rizzo, Bautista, Heyward, Arrieta.

    Would you recommend me getting cute and making a couple deals? Maybe Packaging Bautista + Eaton/Kluber/Carrasco for a top 10 talent? I could try Bautista and Eaton for Betts (owner expressed some interest). Any other recommendations on which direction to go? Ugh this is tough.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Cheese: since you can’t keep eaton/kluber/carrasco anyway it’s not tough, if bautista + one of the guys you can’t keep gets you a player ranked higher than Bautista, there’s your answer. guys you can’t keep have no value for you after keepers are due.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can get Betts

  70. Jon says:
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    I’m keeping Arenado, Correa, Abreu, JUpton and Arrieta in a 10-team, head to head league. I have room for one more and a few good options:

    Odor, Bogaerts, Jones, CarGo, Carrasco, Salazar, Wade Davis

    Your rankings say XB. Go with Bogaerts or does someone else make more sense for my team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  71. Kyle says:
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    Grey,

    I get your take on Rendon, and I was also screwed by him in the past. But I have a gut feeling about him this year. I think he will be great value in a later round.

    Is this silly talk?

    What is the earliest round he would be acceptable in?

    Love your posts and always use your rankings as a base, thanks for the reads.

    Kyle

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Kyle: ranked 147 above, ADP of 81 (87th in yahoo), gonna be hard to get him from these rankings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d draft him where I ranked him

  72. Hey Grey,

    My keepers (no restrictions) look like:

    C
    1 – Rizzo
    2 – Dozier
    3 –
    Ss –
    Lf –
    Cf – Blackmon
    Rf – Braun
    U – Miggy
    SP – Harvey, Greinke, Liriano
    Rp – Giles

    Who do you like as my last two ? 15 team, Obp, Slg, QS league

    Beltre (3b)
    K Davis (Lf)
    Crawford (Ss)
    Miller, Lackey (sp)
    Melancon, KRod (rp)

    Leaning first two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two works for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Statik Selektah is a great producer, I bought the whole album

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll have to check it out

  73. sliimbo says:
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    hey boss how would you rank these guys for a keeper league

    Swanson, Rodgers, Turner, Schoop, Park or Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jacob Turner?

      • sliimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        Opp,s Trea turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel, Schoop, Turner

      • sliimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man, would you drop yasmani tomas, gallo or cobb for any of those guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallo

  74. sliimbo says:
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    by those guys i mean the rest of them, Swanson, Rodgers and park

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Park

  75. Billy beeen says:
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    Last keeper. OBA & Sholds league. Lindor$9, DomSantana$5, DavPeralta$5, Amiller$13, Osuna$13, Kimbrel$30, Wong$10, JUpton$35

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  76. Better Call Paul says:
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    I love this time of year!

    I have a difficult decision to make for my 10 team, 5 keeper dynasty H2H league. So the first official round for everyone starts at pick 50. I have the 8th pick. Out of these players, which one would you NOT keep?

    Arrieta
    Cutch
    Goldschmiddy
    Frazier
    Just Dong
    Harper

    League is OBP, XBH, and we penalize for strike outs. I have free years for Soler, Billy Hamilton, and Baez. I was originally thinking it’s JD I omit since I have so much outfield already but the dude is so damn good. Scrap Frazier instead? Someone has the rights to Franco though so I may screw myself not keeping Frazier. Maybe not keep Arrieta and get a bunch of solid pitchers instead? Too many riches and not enough space. Any thoughts? Thanks!

  77. AL says:
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    Pick one:

    I can keep either:
    – Kris Bryant in Round 6 (Round 4 next year)
    – Rizzo in Round 9 (can’t keep him next year)
    – Carlos Correa in Round 15 (Round 13 next year)

  78. Chad says:
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    What would be your strategy? 14 team 5×5 Roto, (2) c, (2) 1B, (2) 2B, (2) SS, (2) 3B, (5) OF, (5) SP, (2) RP, (6) bench

  79. Z says:
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    Gearing up for the 2nd year of my keeper league. 6×6 10 team roto (R,HR,RBI,SB,OBP,SLG and K/QS/ERA/WHIP/SV/IP)….this year and in 2017, we get to keep the player in the round he was drafted (undrafted in the 25th round)…we still need to vote whether they are keepable at 2015 draft spot for 2018 or if we will make the third year ADP…

    Todd Frazier – 8th round
    Arrietta – 11th round
    Joc – 13th round
    Xander – 16th round
    Syndergaard – 25th round

    Which 3 do I keep? Thanks

  80. Matty says:
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    Hey Grey
    Which 9 keepers whould you keep in this 16 team league 6×6?

    Strasburg , Wainright, Darvish, Julio Urias, Carlos Rodon
    Chris Davis, Tulo, Altuve, Ryan Braun, Gregory Polanco, Jay Bruce

    Love the website , thanks

  81. Pistol Pete says:
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    Thanks again for one of the most useful tools on the web! Got a keeper dilemma

    Pick Two:
    Goldschmidt in the 1st
    Correa in the 15th (!!!!)
    Arrieta in the 13th

    If I don’t keep Correa, I’m going to have to quit fantasy baseball. So can Arrieta’s value in the 13th really outweigh the Goldy keeper in Round 1? This is going to break my heart either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… I’d keep Goldy and Correa

  82. sliimbo says:
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    which side do you like in a redraft

    stroman/brantley or Ortiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  83. Kevin says:
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    Im in a head to head league as follows:
    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UTL
    SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P
    Would it make sense to be a little more aggressive with top tier pitchers since there are less offensive positions to fill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      League size is the most important thing

      • Kevin says:
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        @Grey: 12 team league

  84. Walt says:
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    Dynasty league 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG. Keep Brad Zimmer J. Taillon or J. Eickhoff?

  85. Walt says:
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    Same league – 16 team mixed (Dynasty 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG) Can keep 9-16 guys.
    Are these worth considering – Cobb, Iwakuma, Inciarte, K, Morales (as DH only). Do I keep any?

  86. Bill Smith says:
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    Player A 162 game career average: 576 AB, 87 R, 153 H, 33 2B, 1 3B, 32 HR, 98 RBI, 6 SB, 69 BB, .266 AVG, .351 OBP (33 years old)

    Player B 162 game career average: 574 AB, 87 R, 166 H, 35 2B, 2 3B, 22 HR, 91 RBI, 3 SB, 71 BB, .285 AVG, .366 OBP (26 years old)

    Player A has the clear edge in HR’s, a slight edge in RBI & SB, while player B has the edge in basically everything else. *Not to mention Freeman matched his power output of 2014 in 191 less AB’s in 2015*

    Player A is Edwin Encarnacion, player B is Freddie Freeman. Please help me understand why Freeman is labeled “overrated”? Reading the comments about Freeman in the 1B rankings post got me curious as to what I’m missing.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman’s ceiling is 25 homers, Edwin’s is 40, with that comes more runs and RBIs

      • Bill Smith says:
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        @Grey:

        Hmm, Freeman’s 5 year career compared to Edwin’s last 5 years doesn’t make it as clear cut as throwing out “ceiling” numbers like that.

        Freeman’s RBI’s/AB over the past 5 years = 0.16
        E5’s RBI’s/AB over the past 5 years = 0.19

        Freeman’s Run total over the past 5 years = 402
        E5’s Run total over the past 5 years = 422

        I’m still not seeing this supposed HUGE difference in value between these 2 guys, especially when we’re obviously choosing to /ignore Freeman’s superior AVG & OBP, and the fact that he puts the ball in play far more often than does E5.

        Give me the guy who’s 7 years younger, and with exception to the wrist injury last year (that’s now by all recent reports fully healed), has been healthy. E5 has demonstrated an inability to stay on the field as well, constantly being plagued by injuries. Incredible to think that over the course of his entire career, he’s only played 146 games or more 3 times.

  87. Bret says:
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    Is there a way to save/convert the above rankings to an excel file? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Copy and paste?

  88. Brian England says:
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    who would you keep (4) in 5X5 12 H & 7 P Yahoo from this list

    Name
    Albert Pujols LAA – 1B
    Craig Kimbrel Bos – RP
    Francisco Lindor Cle – SS
    Jason Heyward ChC – OF
    Jay Bruce Cin – OF
    José Altuve Hou – 2B Yes
    Kyle Schwarber ChC – C,OF
    Todd Frazier CWS – 3B Yes

    • Grey

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      José Altuve Hou – 2B Yes
      Kyle Schwarber ChC – C,OF
      Todd Frazier CWS – 3B Yes
      Heyward

      • Brian England says:
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        Kept these 4 & added Xander Bogaerts with my 1st pick thus swapping Lindor for him so I think I came out ahead

        José Altuve Hou – 2B Yes
        Kyle Schwarber ChC – C,OF
        Todd Frazier CWS – 3B Yes
        Heyward

  89. Brian England says:
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    Thanks Grey for the quick response. Appreciate all the effort you do with the site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  90. Dukester's Den says:
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    Great site and fun reads Sir.Just wondering,how different would your rankings be if you were projecting for a 6×6 league with OPS&QS being the additional categories?I play in a 20 team league,H2H and one of the other members,I’m pretty sure uses this site for research,lol.Heactually does quite well.Makes some selections that seem out there,ie-Schoop in the top 100?Those kind of things but doggone,he contends every year.I have the #1 pick in our draft and will rely on your rankings for doing this years draft,keep up the good work!!!

  91. Chris says:
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    I’m in a 3 keeper league, already holding onto Trout (1st Rd) and Arenado (5th Rd).

    Should I keep C.Carrasco (11th), J.D. Martinez (12th) or Chris Archer (16th)? I’m leaning towards J.D. Martinez and then stock piling on pitchers in the middle of the draft like last year (which worked incredibly well, won me the league).

    I also had David Price (3rd), Tyson Ross (8th) and Matt Harvey (6th)…not a bad year for my pitching staff. Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martinez

      • Chris says:
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        Awesome, thanks for the validation…tizz where I was leaning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: One more if you don’t mind. Similar situation in another league. I have one keeper spot left…debating between Carrasco who I picked up as a free agent 2 years ago, or Chris Archer who I traded for, would be my 10th round pick. I lean towards Carrasco since he’s a FA versus Archer in the 10 spot. yeah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Archer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually, misread that, I’d go Carrasco

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey: you da man. Exactly my thinking. Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  92. Rusty Trombone says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team, 5 man keeper league. Would you trade Stanton and a throw-in for Springer and Jo-Fer?

    If I did the trade, my keepers would be Goldy, Arenado, Springer, Carrasco and Jo-Fer, if that makes any difference.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Sounds fair

  93. Joe says:
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    In a new dynasty league that we started last year and we have to have 6 contracts moving forward for every year.

    Below I’ve listed my team from last year with the value they were drafted at and below that what I’m currently thinking for my contracts, let me know if you’d change anything. The way the league works is you can keep your player at the value you drafted them, but for every year you decide to add, you add $5 and keep them at that value for each year (Ex: Draft Harper @ $30, can keep him for 1 year @ $30 or 5 years @ $50)

    Hitters Draft Value
    Russel Martin $5
    Joey Votto $16
    Ian Kinsler $10
    Evan Longoria $18
    Ian Desmond $28
    Matt Duffy $5
    Rougned Odor $5
    Bryce Harper $30
    Michael Brantley $22
    Carlos Gonzalez $25
    Adam Eaton $1
    Gerardo Parra $5
    Josh Harrison $1
    Randal Grichuk $5
    Kyle Seager $17
    Maikel Franco $5

    Pitchers Draft Value
    Matt Harvey $17
    Stephen Strasburg $22
    Mashihiro Tanaka $13
    Hector Santiago $5
    David Robertson $1
    Darren O’Day $1
    Chris Archer $1
    Shelby Miller $1
    Jamie Garcia $5
    Jimmy Nelson $5
    Jon Gray $5
    Henry Owens $1

    Current Plan:
    Player Years Value
    Joey Votto 1 year $16
    Bryce Harper 5 years $50
    Stephen Strasburg 1 year $22
    Rougned Odor 2 years $10
    Chris Archer 2 years $6
    Matt Harvey 2 years $22

    Guys that I am going back and forth on are Maikel Franco @ $5, Adam Eaton at $1 and the lengths of my contracts. Really like locking Harper up for 5 years, especially at that price. Not sure about the others, wanted to give myself options for next year so I threw in a couple of 1 year contracts in case I get a great value somewhere else in the draft and did three 2 year contracts for my pitchers, don’t want to lock in on pitchers especially with two of them having history of arm injuries.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks!

    Joe

  94. Dukester's Den says:
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    I have the #1 pick in a 20 team,H2H,6×6 (OPS&QS) league.IYO,is Trout a slam dunk for that pick?I think it’s Trout over Harper,but I’m intrigued with Goldschmidt as well.With my next turns being given at 40&41,it seems there are more and better OF options available there then 1B.Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  95. Hurleyman says:
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    Two questions G-Man.

    1) long term pick between Dylan Bundy and Daniel Norris? Both in indefinite minor league spots on my roster but working on a trade which probably needs one spot.

    2) Polanco – keep in minor league roster spot in 2016 or activate him? I’m working on a trade to acquire Polanco and can keep him in minor leagues until you activate him. Obviously you think he will have a big 2016. Will his 2017 be better?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris… Activate Polanco

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