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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 YAHOO $ AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV ERA WHIP K
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 49 569 108 40 101 16 0.303
Bryce Harper WAS OF OF 47 638 104 36 107 12 0.297
Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B 46 570 101 30 115 14 0.297
Anthony Rizzo CHN 1B 1B 44 567 103 36 114 12 0.291
Manny Machado BAL SS/3B SS/3B 43 601 94 30 109 18 0.298
Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF 42 505 94 46 115 7 0.272
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B 41 598 91 38 110 2 0.299
Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B 39 603 104 32 97 4 0.269
Kris Bryant CHN 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF 38 568 95 31 108 15 0.268
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 37 577 103 24 95 26 0.292
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 36 635 103 12 57 35 0.304
Starling Marte PIT OF OF 36 589 86 20 93 31 0.282
Mookie Betts BOS OF OF 36 625 105 24 67 22 0.307
J.D. Martinez DET OF OF 34 581 88 34 105 5 0.287
Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF 34 559 89 24 98 14 0.289
Clayton Kershaw LAN SP SP 34 224 18 0 2.28 0.90 277
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B 33 530 101 25 104 1 0.318
Jose Abreu CHA 1B 1B 32 591 93 29 105 1 0.296
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 1B 1B 31 501 84 33 97 3 0.260
George Springer HOU OF OF 31 551 104 31 89 22 0.269
Justin Upton DET OF OF 30 561 95 29 102 12 0.254
Todd Frazier CHA 3B 3B 30 591 86 30 98 14 0.250
Chris Davis BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 30 571 84 37 101 3 0.252
Jose Bautista TOR OF OF 30 527 88 32 98 5 0.255
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B 29 531 87 25 75 6 0.307
Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B 28 602 101 3 42 59 0.297
Jake Arrieta CHN SP SP 28 220 17 0 2.38 0.96 224
Chris Sale CHA SP SP 28 205 17 0 2.49 0.99 245
Max Scherzer WAS SP SP 28 220 16 0 2.65 0.98 258
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 27 601 96 19 64 35 0.285
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF 26 603 101 15 62 30 0.269
Ryan Braun MIL OF OF 26 515 90 25 98 14 0.280
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B 25 561 82 30 93 4 0.257
Jacob deGrom NYN SP SP 25 210 17 0 2.61 0.97 217
Matt Harvey NYN SP SP 25 200 15 0 2.86 1.06 206
Yoenis Cespedes NYN OF OF 24 603 85 27 102 7 0.278
Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF 24 560 97 15 80 25 0.295
Jason Heyward CHN OF OF 24 591 87 22 77 15 0.274
David Price BOS SP SP 23 220 17 0 3.03 1.10 225
Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP 23 215 17 0 2.95 1.03 216
Adrian Gonzalez LAN 1B 1B 23 574 79 26 92 0 0.270
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 23 561 74 24 87 4 0.293
Buster Posey SF C/1B C/1B 23 545 75 20 91 2 0.310
Prince Fielder TEX DH 1B 22 585 75 20 94 0 0.282
Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP 22 215 15 0 2.78 1.06 217
Jose Fernandez MIA SP SP 22 180 13 0 2.44 1.01 210
Noah Syndergaard NYN SP SP 22 185 15 0 2.88 1.07 208
Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP 22 205 14 0 2.89 1.08 231
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 21 603 88 17 84 12 0.306
Corey Seager LAN SS SS/3B 21 581 81 19 63 8 0.284
Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B 20 571 81 27 95 2 0.284
Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B 20 595 92 24 72 10 0.231
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B 20 594 85 25 75 8 0.269
Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP 20 60 3 43 2.03 0.98 89
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP 20 202 14 0 3.09 1.04 223
Chris Archer TB SP SP 20 204 12 0 3.02 1.12 238
Corey Kluber CLE SP SP 20 217 14 0 3.18 1.08 235
Danny Salazar CLE SP SP 20 200 13 0 3.12 1.10 216
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B 20 565 81 19 69 15 0.253
Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS 20 598 86 10 62 22 0.289
Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B 20 594 86 20 94 8 0.303
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B/OF 19 521 79 21 90 10 0.288
Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF 19 580 85 35 98 4 0.270
Adam Jones BAL OF OF 19 567 82 28 95 4 0.266
Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF 19 509 81 27 88 3 0.269
Jacoby Ellsbury NYA OF OF 18 566 87 12 67 26 0.269
Michael Brantley CLE OF OF 18 432 71 14 79 13 0.319
Carlos Gomez HOU OF OF 18 510 74 18 84 12 0.248
Matt Kemp SD OF OF 18 531 68 22 85 10 0.259
Hunter Pence SF OF OF 18 557 64 18 75 7 0.271
Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP 18 215 15 0 2.98 1.15 172
Zack Greinke ARI SP SP 18 210 15 0 3.54 1.16 194
Felix Hernandez SEA SP SP 18 204 14 0 3.43 1.16 190
Tyson Ross SD SP SP 17 200 11 0 3.09 1.26 209
Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B/OF 17 515 62 32 77 4 0.231
Kyle Schwarber CHN C/OF C/OF 17 485 68 24 75 7 0.228
Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B/OF 1B/OF 17 460 65 17 72 7 0.277
Corey Dickerson TB OF OF 17 469 68 20 75 4 0.286
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP 17 210 14 0 3.31 1.09 186
Cole Hamels TEX SP SP 16 204 14 0 3.60 1.18 202
Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B 16 592 81 23 84 3 0.264
Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B 16 551 87 19 91 1 0.290
Francisco Liriano PIT SP SP 15 180 13 0 3.46 1.23 195
Jon Lester CHN SP SP 15 206 15 0 3.51 1.14 199
Wade Davis KC RP RP 15 62 4 41 2.31 0.99 81
Ken Giles HOU RP RP 15 67 5 41 1.97 1.08 81
Kenley Jansen LAN RP RP 15 58 3 38 2.35 0.96 75
Jeurys Familia NYN RP RP 15 64 4 40 2.44 1.02 67
Matt Carpenter STL 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 14 590 97 19 62 5 0.275
Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B 14 596 75 17 80 3 0.275
Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B 14 547 73 26 85 3 0.245
Brett Lawrie CHA 2B/3B 2B/3B 14 572 71 20 82 14 0.264
Starlin Castro NYA 2B/SS 2B/SS 14 538 72 16 77 7 0.274
Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS 13 499 75 20 78 2 0.271
Steven Matz NYN SP SP 13 175 12 0 3.34 1.12 180
Carlos Rodon CHA SP SP 13 180 13 0 3.52 1.31 182
Taijuan Walker SEA SP SP 12 194 12 0 3.41 1.17 185
Joc Pederson LAN OF OF 11 496 67 26 69 12 0.235
Khris Davis OAK OF OF 11 504 67 32 79 5 0.249
Delino DeShields TEX OF OF 11 577 95 7 46 49 0.279
David Ortiz BOS DH 1B 11 510 62 25 86 0 0.268
Kendrys Morales KC DH 1B/OF 10 542 65 20 83 0 0.274
Salvador Perez KC C C 10 515 57 22 72 1 0.266
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP 10 175 14 0 3.57 1.09 134
Michael Wacha STL SP SP 10 185 12 0 3.51 1.27 146
Carlos Martinez STL SP SP 10 155 12 0 3.43 1.27 148
Yu Darvish TEX SP SP 10 130 10 0 3.60 1.26 155
Christian Yelich MIA OF OF 9 566 89 12 61 23 0.294
Ian Desmond TEX SS/OF SS/OF 9 565 68 21 74 12 0.241
David Robertson CHA RP RP 9 62 5 39 2.64 1.01 82
Aroldis Chapman CHN RP RP 9 55 3 31 2.24 0.99 73
Michael Pineda NYA SP SP 9 150 13 0 3.32 1.10 145
Raisel Iglesias CIN SP SP 9 150 9 0 3.07 1.12 158
Garrett Richards LAA SP SP 9 205 14 0 3.44 1.21 189
Zach Britton BAL RP RP 9 63 3 38 2.49 1.01 68
Cody Allen CLE RP RP 9 65 4 36 2.66 1.10 82
Francisco Rodriguez DET RP RP 9 59 3 39 2.89 1.07 63
Matt Adams STL 1B 1B 8 495 73 24 87 3 0.285
Mark Melancon PIT RP RP 8 65 3 41 2.84 1.01 58
Trevor Rosenthal STL RP RP 8 65 2 40 3.02 1.22 79
Adam Eaton CHA OF OF 8 605 101 11 58 21 0.278
Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF 8 517 71 5 35 60 0.244
Randal Grichuk STL OF OF 8 531 69 25 82 8 0.253
Yasiel Puig LAN OF OF 8 510 64 19 72 10 0.274
Patrick Corbin ARI SP SP 8 180 14 0 3.45 1.20 161
Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP 8 195 9 0 3.53 1.18 185
Yordano Ventura KC SP SP 8 195 14 0 3.55 1.22 191
Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP 8 215 11 0 3.66 1.19 197
Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B 8 551 78 25 88 1 0.281
Matt Duffy SF 3B 2B/3B 8 547 87 16 81 15 0.274
Nick Castellanos DET 3B 3B 8 538 69 21 81 2 0.276
David Wright NYN 3B 3B 8 480 73 15 69 7 0.275
Marcus Semien OAK SS SS 8 541 66 18 72 10 0.262
Trevor Story COL SS SS 8 504 62 18 68 17 0.242
Addison Russell CHN 2B/SS 2B/SS 8 537 62 16 66 7 0.252
Masahiro Tanaka NYA SP SP 8 160 11 0 3.37 1.04 148
Jean Segura ARI 2B/SS 2B/SS 8 567 71 9 46 25 0.259
Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF 8 541 67 22 77 3 0.254
Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF 8 576 76 23 54 5 0.258
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B 8 605 92 12 73 12 0.277
Chase Headley NYA 3B 3B 7 530 70 14 76 6 0.248
Wil Myers SD 1B/OF 1B/OF 7 525 81 18 68 9 0.247
Anthony Rendon WAS 2B/3B 2B/3B 7 522 88 14 68 7 0.285
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B 7 551 91 10 54 15 0.288
Stephen Piscotty STL OF 1B/OF 7 524 86 15 65 7 0.278
Mark Trumbo BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 7 515 72 28 86 1 0.265
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B 7 540 70 24 87 6 0.235
Lucas Duda NYN 1B 1B 7 485 71 29 88 1 0.241
Mark Teixeira NYA 1B 1B 7 440 62 23 75 2 0.246
Neil Walker NYN 2B 2B 7 512 72 18 69 3 0.273
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B 7 507 78 10 51 5 0.274
Howie Kendrick LAN 2B/3B/ OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 7 506 73 10 68 6 0.285
Ben Zobrist CHN 2B/OF 2B/OF 7 534 89 12 59 9 0.279
Brian McCann NYA C C/1B 6 470 64 22 79 0 0.236
Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 6 502 83 14 59 4 0.285
Hector Rondon CHN RP RP 6 64 4 35 2.77 1.03 65
Jonathan Papelbon WAS RP RP 6 64 4 37 3.12 1.06 57
Huston Street LAA RP RP 6 59 2 38 3.26 1.18 55
Shawn Tolleson TEX RP RP 6 62 4 37 3.18 1.16 63
Sonny Gray OAK SP SP 6 205 11 0 3.45 1.16 163
James Shields CHA SP SP 6 200 12 0 3.51 1.26 181
Jordan Zimmermann DET SP SP 6 198 14 0 3.89 1.24 155
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP SP 6 150 8 0 3.51 1.05 125
Luis Severino NYA SP SP 6 175 13 0 3.59 1.22 161
Drew Smyly TB SP SP 6 150 8 0 3.42 1.15 154
Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP 6 160 12 0 3.57 1.16 135
Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP 6 94 3 31 2.79 1.06 98
Billy Burns OAK OF OF 6 580 81 4 48 28 0.277
Brett Gardner NYA OF OF 6 540 83 13 55 16 0.250
Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF 6 502 77 18 51 16 0.244
Kevin Pillar TOR OF OF 5 517 68 10 65 21 0.272
Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF 5 545 70 9 40 25 0.288
Dexter Fowler CHN OF OF 5 561 89 13 41 14 0.252
Evan Gattis HOU C C/OF 5 522 61 25 78 0 0.243
Jorge Soler CHN OF OF 5 408 57 17 67 3 0.265
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 5 511 53 7 43 20 0.241
Gerardo Parra COL OF OF 5 508 60 12 71 15 0.299
Domingo Santana MIL OF OF 5 501 62 22 74 8 0.233
Michael Conforto NYN OF OF 5 501 62 21 71 2 0.274
Jake McGee COL RP RP 5 58 3 31 2.97 1.02 66
Ketel Marte SEA SS SS 5 515 72 6 51 25 0.267
Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS 5 556 71 7 57 27 0.261
Alcides Escobar KC SS SS 5 565 81 4 50 24 0.269
Erick Aybar ATL SS SS 5 561 77 5 45 17 0.276
Alex Rodriguez NYA DH DH 5 490 59 21 69 3 0.252
Brandon Phillips CIN 2B 2B 5 523 78 10 52 14 0.271
Jose Quintana CHA SP SP 5 205 13 0 3.49 1.24 175
Glen Perkins MIN RP RP 5 55 2 34 3.59 1.18 53
Andrew Miller NYA RP RP 4 52 4 14 2.43 1.03 68
Ben Revere WAS OF OF 4 564 78 1 33 30 0.299
Denard Span SF OF OF 4 534 78 5 38 21 0.298
Scott Kazmir LAN SP SP 4 178 13 0 3.31 1.17 157
Kyle Hendricks CHN SP SP 4 180 13 0 3.57 1.13 151
Wei-Yin Chen MIA SP SP 4 190 12 0 3.46 1.20 159
A.J. Ramos MIA RP RP 4 69 5 27 2.69 1.03 82
Anthony Gose DET OF OF 4 453 77 7 41 29 0.238
Mike Leake STL SP SP 4 207 12 0 3.58 1.22 142
Jason Hammel CHN SP SP 4 180 12 0 3.51 1.19 169
Joe Ross WAS SP SP 4 140 9 0 3.31 1.13 121
Lance McCullers HOU SP SP 4 150 11 0 3.31 1.12 156
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 4 188 9 0 3.42 1.18 163
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 4 160 11 0 3.51 1.24 140
Travis Shaw BOS 1B/3B 1B/3B 4 487 64 19 71 1 0.258
Trevor Plouffe MIN 3B 1B/3B 4 523 63 20 72 2 0.245
C.J. Cron LAA 1B 1B 4 475 54 22 68 3 0.255
Mitch Moreland TEX 1B 1B 4 490 61 22 75 1 0.246
Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B 3 430 54 22 68 1 0.268
Pedro Alvarez BAL 1B/3B 1B/3B 3 420 52 23 64 3 0.246
Adam Lind SEA 1B 1B 3 480 58 16 64 0 0.274
Chris Carter MIL 1B 1B 3 466 54 31 78 1 0.206
Luis Valbuena HOU 1B/3B 1B/3B 3 450 49 17 58 2 0.231
Alexei Ramirez SD SS SS 3 507 51 9 59 15 0.245
Brad Ziegler BOS RP RP 3 66 5 24 3.04 1.14 49
Scooter Gennett MIL 2B 2B 3 500 72 12 51 9 0.266
Kolten Wong STL 2B/OF 2B/OF 3 480 55 14 58 13 0.259
Rajai Davis CLE OF OF 3 401 52 8 38 29 0.251
Jay Bruce CIN OF OF 3 510 65 27 82 8 0.229
Curtis Granderson NYN OF OF 3 517 81 19 61 8 0.230
Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF 3 510 75 17 58 5 0.265
Matt Holliday STL OF 1B/OF 3 505 75 18 78 3 0.269
Alex Gordon KC OF OF 3 507 72 16 80 7 0.262
Melky Cabrera CHA OF OF 3 525 79 14 68 5 0.276
Dellin Betances NYA RP RP 3 79 6 8 2.64 1.05 105
Welington Castillo ARI C C 2 455 56 21 68 0 0.240
Travis d’Arnaud NYN C C 2 450 55 17 62 1 0.264
Devin Mesoraco CIN C C 2 440 49 18 56 2 0.238
Russell Martin TOR C C 2 455 63 15 69 5 0.244
Nick Hundley COL C C 2 410 48 12 55 3 0.283
Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP 2 150 9 0 3.55 1.20 136
Mike Fiers HOU SP SP 2 190 12 0 3.75 1.25 185
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 2 170 11 0 3.62 1.19 144
Shelby Miller ARI SP SP 2 205 13 0 3.79 1.31 166
Collin McHugh HOU SP SP 2 195 14 0 3.82 1.26 162
Santiago Casilla SF RP RP 2 58 3 31 3.55 1.25 61
Sean Doolittle OAK RP RP 2 58 3 28 3.01 1.20 64
Matt Wieters BAL C C 2 425 51 17 57 1 0.252
David Hernandez PHI RP RP 2 57 2 21 3.44 1.20 59
Steve Cishek SEA RP RP 2 61 3 26 3.77 1.37 59
Fernando Rodney MIA RP RP 3 58 4 22 4.04 1.35 57
Arodys Vizcaino ATL RP RP 2 58 2 24 3.18 1.22 63
Ryan Howard PHI 1B 1B 1 460 49 20 60 0 0.219
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B 1 420 54 18 69 0 0.253
Victor Martinez DET DH 1B 1 492 69 12 77 0 0.282
Derek Norris SD C C/1B 1 434 60 15 64 5 0.261
Andrew Bailey PHI RP RP 1 41 2 13 3.64 1.32 38
Jaime Garcia STL SP SP 1 120 8 0 3.41 1.21 92
John Lackey CHN SP SP 1 197 14 0 3.72 1.24 167
Justin Verlander DET SP SP 1 200 11 0 3.68 1.25 172
Julio Teheran ATL SP SP 1 208 10 0 3.60 1.25 174
Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP 1 170 11 0 3.67 1.32 162
Kenta Maeda LAN SP SP 1 150 9 0 3.79 1.19 115
Ian Kennedy KC SP SP 1 185 9 0 3.88 1.29 180
Joaquin Benoit SEA RP RP 1 63 5 12 3.12 1.15 60
Clay Buchholz BOS SP SP 1 145 9 0 3.71 1.26 130
J.J. Hoover CIN RP RP 1 60 3 19 4.12 1.29 56
Nate Karns SEA SP SP 1 170 11 0 3.77 1.25 162
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAN SP SP 1 140 11 0 3.61 1.20 112
Juan Nicasio PIT SP SP 1 165 8 0 3.81 1.33 148
Daniel Norris DET SP SP 1 180 9 0 3.67 1.22 155
Vincent Velasquez PHI SP SP 1 120 6 0 3.56 1.24 122
Erasmo Ramirez TB SP/RP SP/RP 1 180 10 0 3.64 1.22 143
Brad Boxberger TB RP RP 1 40 2 20 3.54 1.32 45
Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP 1 130 8 0 3.46 1.24 110
Rich Hill OAK SP SP 1 90 7 0 3.24 1.22 105
Jeremy Jeffress MIL RP RP 1 68 3 17 3.27 1.22 67
Nathan Eovaldi NYA SP SP 1 190 13 0 3.86 1.36 157
Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP 1 185 11 0 3.91 1.27 160
Tanner Roark WAS SP SP 1 180 10 0 3.61 1.27 124
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS 0 501 54 14 70 5 0.248
Zack Cozart CIN SS SS 0 509 72 15 51 5 0.241
Jung Ho Kang PIT SS/3B SS/3B 0 420 58 16 67 2 0.269
Jose Reyes NYN SS/3B SS/3B 0 370 51 7 42 15 0.292
Drew Storen TOR RP RP 0 59 3 6 3.76 1.14 65
Asdrubal Cabrera NYN SS SS 0 485 60 14 63 8 0.249
David Peralta ARI OF OF 0 479 58 14 71 7 0.277
Austin Jackson CHA OF OF 0 500 58 7 52 15 0.258
Josh Reddick OAK OF OF 0 488 58 17 64 7 0.277
Leonys Martin SEA OF OF 0 465 51 7 54 27 0.254
Corey Knebel MIL RP RP 0 54 2 5 3.09 1.16 61
Avisail Garcia CHA OF OF 0 474 67 19 71 7 0.248
Socrates Brito ARI OF OF 0 410 56 7 47 18 0.264
Adam Duvall CIN OF 1B/OF 0 400 48 19 56 4 0.225
Colby Rasmus HOU OF OF 0 450 55 23 61 3 0.228
Jace Peterson ATL 2B 2B/OF 0 501 51 8 57 17 0.232
Alex Colome TB SP/RP SP/RP 0 82 5 12 3.09 1.25 70
Carson Smith BOS RP RP 0 72 5 4 2.54 1.06 95
Eugenio Suarez CIN SS/3B SS/3B 0 460 54 15 64 4 0.241
Jed Lowrie OAK 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B 0 470 53 13 62 1 0.248
Darren O’Day BAL RP RP 0 65 5 5 2.12 1.01 71
Trea Turner WAS 2B 2B/SS 0 375 42 6 57 19 0.243
Cory Spangenberg SD 2B 2B/3B 0 477 62 6 40 16 0.251
DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B 0 495 65 5 54 16 0.274
Logan Forsythe TB 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 0 501 62 11 67 8 0.267
Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B 0 320 42 12 46 6 0.277
Luke Gregerson HOU RP RP 0 71 6 5 2.60 1.04 68
Joakim Soria KC RP RP 0 71 5 4 2.95 1.08 67
Jason Grilli TOR RP RP 0 50 2 9 3.08 1.18 60
Tim Anderson CHA SS SS 0 250 36 6 25 20 0.249
Jonathan Villar MIL SS SS/3B/ OF 0 300 32 8 41 21 0.248
Jumbo Diaz CIN RP RP 0 60 2 9 3.03 1.22 67
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS 0 440 52 7 54 15 0.257
Sergio Romo SF RP RP 0 60 4 4 2.56 1.04 61
Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF 0 460 62 6 49 13 0.280
Mike Napoli CLE 1B 1B/OF 0 400 45 19 58 3 0.220
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 1B 0 507 72 10 70 2 0.261
Ryan Madson OAK RP RP 0 55 3 3 3.12 1.12 51
Justin Turner LAN 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 0 467 52 10 57 6 0.284
Kevin Siegrist STL RP RP 0 70 5 3 3.51 1.19 79
Yan Gomes CLE C C 0 404 49 16 54 1 0.257
Wilson Ramos WAS C C -1 412 53 16 60 0 0.238
J.T. Realmuto MIA C C -1 423 51 11 54 10 0.264
Jim Johnson ATL RP RP -1 60 2 6 3.88 1.31 50
Blake Swihart BOS C/OF C/OF -1 401 52 9 56 4 0.262
Robinson Chirinos TEX C C -1 412 49 15 53 1 0.230
Jonathan Lucroy MIL C C/1B -1 439 60 9 51 4 0.258
Miguel Montero CHN C C -1 411 41 15 50 2 0.241
Billy Butler OAK 1B 1B -1 501 55 13 62 0 0.254
John Axford OAK RP RP -1 55 4 6 3.42 1.44 60
Stephen Vogt OAK C/1B C/1B -1 390 46 11 49 0 0.258
Yangervis Solarte SD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -1 499 59 12 62 2 0.267
Jake Lamb ARI 3B 1B/3B -1 450 48 14 45 3 0.258
Desmond Jennings TB OF OF -1 467 54 10 58 17 0.251
Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF -1 478 65 16 59 15 0.261
Joe Smith LAA RP RP -1 65 5 6 3.71 1.29 55
Edinson Volquez KC SP SP -1 190 12 0 3.92 1.33 143
Josh Tomlin CLE SP SP -1 110 8 0 3.69 1.09 86
Danny Farquhar TB RP RP -1 50 3 8 3.88 1.27 48
Taylor Jungmann MIL SP SP -2 175 9 0 3.89 1.31 158
Phil Hughes MIN SP SP -2 190 13 0 3.91 1.28 141
Scott Schebler CIN OF OF -2 465 54 16 59 7 0.244
Andrew Cashner SD SP SP -2 170 8 0 3.89 1.32 145
Rick Porcello BOS SP SP -2 180 13 0 4.08 1.32 145
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF -2 454 52 12 59 5 0.244
Chris Hatcher LAN RP RP -2 64 4 5 3.51 1.20 69
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -2 465 67 9 36 15 0.261
Keon Broxton MIL OF OF -2 410 52 7 58 18 0.209
J.A. Happ TOR SP SP -2 190 10 0 4.08 1.35 156
Will Harris HOU RP RP -2 68 5 1 3.21 1.07 69
Ben Paulsen COL 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 340 51 14 58 2 0.261
Jake Peavy SF SP SP -2 150 10 0 3.62 1.19 104
A.J. Reed HOU 1B 1B -2 300 41 16 46 0 0.241
Adam Conley MIA SP SP -2 170 7 0 3.90 1.34 135
Trevor Bauer CLE SP SP 1 130 6 0 3.42 1.24 125
Kyle Gibson MIN SP SP -2 185 12 0 3.97 1.34 135
Matt Wisler ATL SP SP -2 180 7 0 4.06 1.35 123
Josh Bell PIT OF OF -2 350 34 10 42 4 0.277
Kevin Jepsen TB RP RP -2 65 3 5 3.68 1.10 60
Brandon Moss STL 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 420 44 18 54 1 0.224
Pedro Strop CHN RP RP -2 65 4 3 3.22 1.07 74
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS -2 250 25 4 18 15 0.282
Chris Colabello TOR 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 350 51 13 59 1 0.246
Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B -2 300 41 16 54 0 0.221
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS -2 510 66 8 71 6 0.252
J.J. Hardy BAL SS SS -2 480 42 7 46 1 0.207
Jhonny Peralta STL SS/3B SS/3B -2 310 28 11 42 1 0.257
Jose Iglesias DET SS SS -2 496 58 3 49 15 0.290
Danny Valencia OAK 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF -2 505 58 16 66 3 0.257
Yasmany Tomas ARI 3B/OF 3B/OF -2 350 47 13 55 3 0.268
Pablo Sandoval BOS 3B 3B -2 350 44 10 52 0 0.266
Eduardo Escobar MIN SS/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -2 470 55 9 58 5 0.269
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 3B/OF 3B/OF -2 440 46 12 52 3 0.251
Joe Panik SF 2B 2B -2 509 74 7 49 8 0.292
Didi Gregorius NYA SS SS -2 505 51 10 55 4 0.268
Koji Uehara BOS RP RP -2 61 4 2 2.88 1.05 63
Joey Gallo TEX 3B 3B/OF -2 350 47 22 52 5 0.210
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA SS SS -3 507 51 6 45 9 0.272
Hector Olivera ATL 3B 3B/OF -3 475 51 14 56 2 0.272
Hank Conger TB C C -3 300 38 16 45 0 0.237
Freddy Galvis PHI SS SS -3 480 46 8 49 9 0.238
Adonis Garcia ATL 3B 3B/OF -3 475 53 13 66 3 0.256
David Freese PIT 1B/3B 1B/3B -3 470 55 15 58 1 0.252
Will Smith MIL RP RP -3 31 2 4 3.32 1.22 45
James McCann DET C C -3 375 42 10 50 4 0.249
Yunel Escobar LAA 3B 3B -3 512 81 8 49 2 0.263
Tony Watson PIT RP RP -3 75 5 2 3.39 1.15 64
Jordy Mercer PIT SS SS -3 350 41 6 45 3 0.250
Mark Reynolds COL 1B/3B 1B/3B/ OF -3 300 33 15 42 3 0.262
Yasmani Grandal LAN C C/1B -3 370 47 14 52 1 0.244
Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B/3B -3 450 47 8 56 2 0.276
Brad Miller TB SS/OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 440 48 13 52 12 0.246
Tyler White HOU 1B 1B -3 380 47 9 52 1 0.274
Francisco Cervelli PIT C C -3 385 48 6 41 2 0.272
Yadier Molina STL C C -3 402 40 6 50 2 0.261
Johnny Giavotella LAA 2B 2B -3 470 48 5 53 8 0.254
Kevin Quackenbush SD RP RP -3 60 2 9 3.96 1.27 60
Luis Garcia PHI RP RP -3 62 4 5 3.44 1.35 58
Jason Castro HOU C C -3 380 38 12 44 1 0.209
Cameron Rupp PHI C C -3 360 38 11 41 0 0.228
Kiké Hernandez LAN 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 300 44 6 32 3 0.255
Chris Iannetta SEA C C -4 327 35 10 37 1 0.222
Antonio Bastardo NYN RP RP -4 66 5 1 2.77 1.09 82
Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B/SS/ 3B -4 388 49 1 32 16 0.237
Carlos Perez LAA C C -4 365 40 6 42 2 0.240
Danny Espinosa WAS 2B/SS 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF -4 390 52 15 48 6 0.235
Omar Infante ATL 2B 2B -4 370 44 6 49 4 0.241
Aaron Hill BOS 2B/3B 2B/3B -4 350 46 10 49 4 0.237
Martin Prado MIA 3B 2B/3B -4 390 48 7 53 1 0.278
Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/SS/ 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -4 275 25 8 30 1 0.256
Jose Peraza CIN OF 2B/OF -4 170 27 1 20 14 0.275
Jimmy Rollins FA SS SS -4 275 31 6 20 9 0.208
Wilmer Flores NYN 1B/2B/ SS/3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -4 275 28 10 38 1 0.277
Micah Johnson LAN 2B 2B -4 150 21 1 19 11 0.247
John Ryan Murphy MIN C C -4 300 32 5 34 2 0.247
A.J. Pierzynski ATL C C -4 308 32 8 38 0 0.266
Alex Avila CHA C/1B C/1B -4 317 35 8 38 1 0.203
Arquimedes Caminero PIT RP RP -4 70 3 0 2.61 1.12 97
Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF -4 481 58 6 51 15 0.257
Brett Cecil TOR RP RP -4 55 4 1 2.51 1.05 76
Dalton Pompey TOR OF OF -4 275 32 3 25 18 0.271
Aaron Hicks NYA OF OF -4 310 42 7 46 15 0.279
Paulo Orlando KC OF OF -4 356 35 5 40 16 0.253
Cody Asche PHI 3B/OF 3B/OF -4 404 44 14 48 2 0.249
J.P. Crawford PHI SS SS -4 220 22 3 17 8 0.258
Juan Uribe CLE 3B 2B/3B -4 401 44 13 48 2 0.248
Will Middlebrooks MIL 3B SS/3B -4 350 32 10 44 1 0.204
Javier Baez CHN 2B/SS/ 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -4 150 17 3 19 2 0.224
Hyun Soo Kim BAL OF OF -4 400 54 14 43 10 0.275
Rusney Castillo BOS OF OF -4 418 54 12 62 11 0.257
John Jaso PIT 1B 1B/OF -4 410 42 7 51 2 0.269
Dioner Navarro CHA C C -4 275 25 6 31 0 0.242
Josh Phegley OAK C C -4 270 23 7 30 0 0.240
Austin Romine NYA C C -4 210 20 5 24 3 0.228
Derek Dietrich MIA 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF -4 400 41 13 48 8 0.233
Andrew Susac SF C C -4 180 18 7 27 0 0.247
Nick Markakis ATL OF OF -4 507 76 5 62 4 0.281
Danny Duffy KC SP SP -4 150 9 0 4.08 1.37 111
Jerad Eickhoff PHI SP SP -4 155 7 0 4.06 1.28 139
Rubby de la Rosa ARI SP SP -4 150 8 0 4.21 1.33 121
Robbie Ray ARI SP SP -4 110 7 0 3.88 1.28 99
Anibal Sanchez DET SP SP -4 150 8 0 4.12 1.31 127
Chris Tillman BAL SP SP -4 190 13 0 4.12 1.31 140
Matt Moore TB SP SP -4 150 8 0 4.16 1.32 131
Derek Holland TEX SP SP -5 150 9 0 4.11 1.29 107
Martin Perez TEX SP SP -5 175 7 0 4.22 1.38 119
Marco Estrada TOR SP SP -5 175 9 0 4.09 1.22 128
Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP -5 120 9 0 4.07 1.27 105
Dylan Bundy BAL SP SP -5 100 6 0 4.29 1.29 105
Jose Berrios MIN SP SP -5 140 5 0 3.44 1.07 124
Robert Stephenson CIN SP SP -5 150 6 0 4.05 1.42 145
Julio Urias LAN SP SP -5 75 7 0 3.29 1.18 78
Lucas Giolito WAS SP SP -5 80 4 0 3.62 1.21 82
Tyler Glasnow PIT SP SP -5 50 2 0 3.44 1.30 52
Archie Bradley ARI SP SP -5 60 5 0 4.18 1.45 45
Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP -5 50 1 0 3.66 1.22 41
Brandon Finnegan CIN SP SP -5 115 4 0 4.11 1.36 117
Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP -5 125 5 0 3.46 1.22 122
Drew Hutchison TOR SP SP -5 100 7 0 4.07 1.31 87
Jesse Chavez TOR SP/RP SP/RP -5 80 4 0 3.33 1.16 77
Hector Santiago LAA SP SP -5 130 6 0 4.17 1.34 114
Kris Medlen KC SP SP -5 120 8 0 3.71 1.20 89
Brandon Morrow SD SP SP -5 95 4 0 3.61 1.26 77
Alex Wood LAN SP SP -5 85 7 0 3.17 1.21 71
Chris Heston SF SP/RP SP/RP -5 130 7 0 3.87 1.30 101
Zack Wheeler NYN SP SP -5 90 5 0 3.77 1.35 87
Alex Cobb TB SP SP -5 80 3 0 4.04 1.28 74
Jon Gray COL SP SP -5 175 7 0 4.66 1.38 156
Yovani Gallardo BAL SP SP -5 170 10 0 4.16 1.38 117
Jon Niese PIT SP SP -5 185 10 0 3.98 1.37 120
Mat Latos WAS SP SP -4 140 8 0 4.22 1.29 117
Matt Cain SF SP SP -5 110 6 0 4.77 1.33 80
C.J. Wilson LAA SP SP -5 145 7 0 4.37 1.35 119
Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP SP -5 170 7 0 4.48 1.36 135
Michael Lorenzen CIN SP/RP SP/RP -5 145 8 0 4.81 1.45 110
Chase Anderson MIL SP SP -5 150 6 0 4.54 1.37 109
Jered Weaver LAA SP SP -5 175 9 0 4.71 1.29 107
Nori Aoki SEA OF OF -5 480 62 5 33 16 0.281
Jayson Werth WAS OF OF -5 420 51 9 40 2 0.242
Coco Crisp OAK OF OF -5 410 48 5 28 12 0.228
Angel Pagan SF OF OF -5 425 47 4 38 15 0.254
Carlos Beltran NYA OF OF -5 380 46 16 57 1 0.255
Jarrod Dyson KC OF OF -5 300 37 2 25 28 0.266
Peter Bourjos PHI OF OF -5 310 38 6 29 9 0.237
Michael Taylor WAS OF OF -5 300 32 6 28 12 0.237
Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF 1B/OF -5 309 35 15 41 5 0.264
Tyler Naquin CLE OF OF -5 410 48 8 51 10 0.272
Brock Holt BOS 2B/3B/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF -5 300 51 4 42 10 0.275
Addison Reed NYN RP RP -5 58 4 4 3.09 1.21 54
Jake Marisnick HOU OF OF -5 270 35 5 31 19 0.226
Preston Tucker HOU OF OF -5 275 29 15 42 2 0.262
Aaron Judge NYA OF OF -5 300 36 16 44 4 0.241
Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF -5 220 24 7 29 2 0.272
Juan Lagares NYN OF OF -5 275 35 4 30 10 0.264
Michael Saunders TOR OF OF -5 200 27 7 19 4 0.261
Todd Cunningham LAA OF OF -5 275 37 3 33 14 0.263
Seth Smith SEA OF OF -5 275 48 12 50 0 0.242
Jon Jay SD OF OF -5 380 47 2 41 6 0.273
Ryan Rua TEX 1B/OF 1B/OF -6 220 27 7 35 4 0.212
Jason Motte COL RP RP -6 50 3 6 4.24 1.35 36
Melvin Upton Jr. SD OF OF -6 300 37 7 29 15 0.217
Josh Hamilton TEX OF OF -6 310 38 12 37 2 0.248
Wade Miley SEA SP SP -6 190 9 0 4.28 1.34 141
Jesse Hahn OAK SP SP -6 145 5 0 4.38 1.36 110
Mike Morin LAA RP RP -6 51 3 3 3.21 1.21 56
Colby Lewis TEX SP SP -6 155 11 0 4.31 1.29 111
Jeremy Hellickson PHI SP SP -6 160 8 0 4.09 1.31 141
R.A. Dickey TOR SP SP -6 200 13 0 4.29 1.29 132
Ryan Vogelsong PIT SP/RP SP/RP -6 120 7 0 4.24 1.37 96
  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. JimmyBond says:
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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

      • JimmyBond says:
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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.

        • JimmyBond says:
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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

            • JimmyBond says:
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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!

          • JimmyBond says:
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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

      Grey says:
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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

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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

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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

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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

      Grey says:
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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

      Grey says:
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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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