Scout and Razzball teamed up to bring you 12-team mixed league slow drafts, and, when I say slow, I mean that I’ve seen paint dry faster and with more upside.  It’s exactly like our 12-team, mixed Razzball Commenter League drafts (there still might be a few spots), but in this league there’s two catchers, no waivers and 44 rounds.  So, I guess, it’s really not that similar to the RCLs.  No waivers changes everything.   I would never draft two top starters in a regular mixed league, let alone one in a 12 team league, but when you can’t pick up a starter off waivers or stream, it changes the dynamic.  You can’t worry about upside as much as you need to make sure you have innings when a rash of injuries hits.  Same with hitters.  Upside is nice, but at-bats are even nicer when you lose five outfielders to injuries in July.  This kind of leagues makes John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt and Tyler Flowers appealing.  Dot dot dot.  Okay, nothing makes Tyler Flowers appealing.  Anyway, here’s my 12-team, mixed league draft recap:

Psyche!  Before we get to my last team recap, the Stream-o-Nator is up.  Please hit up comments there or here if you see any issues with the probable starters.  Anyway II, the team:

C: Travis d’Arnaud (16)
C: Devin Mesoraco (22)
1B: Eric Hosmer (5)
2B: Anthony Rendon (10)
SS: Francisco Lindor (6)
3B: Evan Longoria (12)
MI: Jonathan Villar (23)
CI: Albert Pujols (7)
OF: Giancarlo Stanton (1)
OF: Mookie Betts (2)
OF: Delino DeShields (8)
OF: Josh Reddick (17)
OF: Avisail Garcia (24)
UTIL: Nick Castellanos (19)

Bench:  Odubel Herrera (25), Zack Cozart (26), Howie Kendrick (27), Curt Casali (32), Tyler Goeddel (33), Brock Holt (35), Mallex Smith (37), Daniel Nava (40), John Jaso (41), Tyler Flowers (44)

P: Corey Kluber (3)
P: Stephen Strasburg (4)
P: Raisel Iglesias (11)
P: Yordano Ventura (13)
P: Kyle Hendricks (18)
P: Clay Buchholz (20)
P: Wei-Yin Chen (14)
P: Aroldis Chapman (9)
P: Santiago Casilla (15)

Bench:  John Lackey (21), Jumbo Diaz (28), Kevin Jepsen (29),Nathan Karns (30), Danny Farquhar (31), Wade Miley (34), Dylan Bundy (36), Matt Wisler (38), Tom Koehler (39), Josh Tomlin (42), Colin Rea (43)

SO, I SKIMMED WHAT YOU SAID IN THE OPENING — SNOOZE — BUT STRASBURG AND KLUBER?  WHY DON’T YOU GET A ROOM WITH YOUR LOVE OF PITCHING?

You need rock solid innings in a league with no streamers.  You can’t say, “Well, I got one starter, six MRs and I’m gonna stream the rest, while making your woman wish she was my woman.”  It’s just not going to happen with streamers, because there’s no waivers.  But on top of that, upside is even risky.  I took one upsidey starter in my first eight starters.  Can you name who that is?  I’ll give you one hint, his name translates to “Raise the church roof.”  Wade Miley is even attractive in this league.  Not because his upside, but due to his lock for 190 IP.  If I may Wei-Yin on Chen, he’s great for a league like this because he’s safe.  In this league, safe is the new sexy, which sounds like a commercial from the 90’s.  It would be my luck that I would go to college during the era of baggy sweaters and condoms.  Meh, at least it gives me an excuse.

YOU CAN RATIONALIZE ANYTHING LIKE A TRUMP SUPPORTER, PLEASE RATIONALIZE YOUR BULLPEN.

Not happy with it.  At one point in the 8th to 9th rounds, a closer run happened.  Eight closers went off the board in a row.  I took Aroldis, and the next closer was A.J. Ramos or Jake McGee and I wasn’t going to take one of those in the tenth round just to have two.  Since many people had two closers by that point, I surmised I could wait for Casilla, and I was right.  By the by, surmised and smized are not the same thing.  Of course, waiting for Casilla meant I would be left with one and half closers (Aroldis’s suspension), so I figured I could wait until much later and take some MRs that might give me saves.  In these kind of leagues, MRs are a waste of space, but, due to my closer shituation, I had to do it.  Not thrilled with my bullpen, thanks for bringing it up.

YOUR PITCHING TALK IS BORING ME, CAN WE TALK ABOUT YOUR HITTING.  YES, YOU CAN MENTION DESHIELDS.

Delino DeShizznit!

ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY?

DeShizznit!

I GIVE UP.

It was an odd draft for me on hitting.  I don’t usually take two outfielders, but I was picking 11th and Giancarlo fell to me.  Not as I had previously imagined.  He didn’t put a handkerchief to his forehead and fall into my arms after I announced my love for him.  How could I refuse Giannovio at 11th overall?  Not to answer, but to shield your eyes while I stare at Giancarlo in the flip-show I made of him for my old-timey B&W mutoscope.  Then, skip two picks, and who’s back at me with the 14th overall pick?  I guess I could’ve reached for Abreu, who hung around until the 21st pick.  I could’ve really reached for Edwin Encarnacion or Chris Davis, I guess.  But Miggy was gone already and I wasn’t about to reach for one of those aforementioned 1Bs when Betts was available and I wasn’t sure if I would draft him again this season.  Plus, Betts balances Giancarlo’s runs, AVG and steals nicely.  Finally, me, Betts and Giancarlo is steamy hot, so I did it.  That left me with nothing but infielders for a few picks until…. DeShizznit!  By the way, my love for Delino DeShields is becoming a problem.  “I’m going to slowly walk away from this crazy man’s website now, before he tapes a Delino DeShields face onto mine and tries to sex me.”  That’s a casual reader of Razzball.  Scout’s pre-draft rankings did me no favors on DeShizznit either.  Though, not as bad if I was hoping to snag Billy Burns late.  (Those are overall rankings.  Seriously.)

GIVE ME SOME PICKS YOU LOVE AND SOME YOU HATE, IN RETROSPECT.  ALSO, DEFINE RETROSPECT, BECAUSE I’M JUST COPYING THIS QUESTION FROM EVERY OTHER FANTASY WEBSITE.

I love Pujols in the 7th, Rendon in the 10th, Longoria in the 12th and Mesoraco in the 22nd.  Rendon was a guy I had no interest in this year, but at the 119th pick with his eligibility?  Yeah, I’ll take that gamble.  Longoria?  God, I hate him so much, but at pick 146th?  Even if he hits 18 HRs and .270 with 80 runs and 85 RBIs, I’ll take it.  Mesoraco in the 22nd?  This is a two-catcher league; that’s insane value.  Not insane like smearing poop on the walls, but insane like using toilet paper to clean up poop-covered walls.  Not glamorous, but gets the job done.  Picks I hate by me:  Aroldis.  I know why I did it, but this league ends on August 31st, so I’m getting about three and a half months of Aroldis.  I could’ve waited and took A.J. Ramos and Casilla and been just as happy with my bullpen.  Also, I don’t like the backend of my outfield.  Avisail is always the kind of pick that gets me excited in March and then I can’t stand him by April.  Reddick is a sexy pick if you’re into STDs, but for fantasy, damn, he’s yawnstipating.  I like Buchholz right now, but I just know at some point this year he’s going to kick me in the ass until my Buchholz.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

The last half hour or so has not been particularly enjoyable for anyone who streamed Volquez…

royce!
royce!
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: Gotta balance out the joy you received from the previous 6 innings, I suppose

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: That’s a far too even-handed a way of looking at it.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ:
I enjoyed it !

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
6 years ago

Michael Conforto is giving me subtle reminders that I actually may know what I’m talking about.

Also, as tribute to Public Enemy, the original NWA, Tony Watson in a scoreless outing shall now be introduced as T-Wats T-Wats T-Wats T-Wats ZERO!!

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
6 years ago

10 team mixed 8X6 with 2B, 3B, BB and HD’s as extra categories
The scoring favors offense but I think I still have an amazing pitching staff. Thoughts?

C Welington Castillo,
1B Anthony Rizzo, ChC 1B
2B Rougned Odor, Tex 2B
3B Manny Machado, Bal 3B
SS Xander Bogaerts, Bos SS
2B/SS Jonathan Schoop, Bal 2B
1B/3B Maikel Franco, Phi 3B
OF George Springer, Hou OF
OF Starling Marte, Pit OF
OF Gregory Polanco, Pit OF
OF Delino DeShields, Tex OF
UTIL Brandon Belt, SF 1B
P Danny Salazar, Cle SP
P Jonathan Papelbon, Was RP
P Shawn Tolleson, Tex RP
P Steven Matz, NYM SP
P Patrick Corbin, Ari SP
P Pedro Strop, ChC RP
SP Jose Fernandez, Mia SP
RP Ken Giles, Hou RP
Bench Carlos Rodon, CWS SP
Bench Taijuan Walker, Sea SP
Bench Pat Neshek, Hou RP
Bench Kevin Jespen, Min RP
DL Yu Darvish

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Mr’s for holds

Knucks
Knucks
6 years ago

Realize he is facing a lefty, but didn’t expect yanks to start hicks opening day. I did plan to get streamy with it this year, though so why not start now!

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

Thoughts on this team I just drafted tonight?

1B – Goldschimdt
2B – Odor
SS – Correa
3B – Arrenado
OF – J. Upton
OF – G. Polanco
OF – Deshields
Util – T. Frazier
Bench – Sano
Bench – B. Lawrie

SP – D. Salazar
SP – S. Matz
SP – T. Walker
SP – C. Rodon
SP – M. Pineda
SP – P. Corbin
SP – Y. Darvish
Sp – D. Norris
SP – V. Velesquez
CP – B. Giles
CP – JJ Hoover
CP – F. Rodney

Derrick
Derrick
Reply to  Derrick
6 years ago

@Derrick: This is a 12-team h2h, 5×5 league, btw.

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, K. Davis
(1) UT: DeShields
Bench: (n/a)

(1) DL: Brantley

(4) SP: Scherzer, Matz, Rodon, Walker
(3) RP: K. Jansen, Familia, n/a
Bench: (R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Corbin, Ventura, Severino)

With Brantley going to the DL I know have a free roster spot. What should I do with it?

a) pickup one of the following RP for my third RP slot: Doolittle, Casilla, Cishek, Jeffress
b) pickup T. Story maybe as Correa insurance?
c) pickup another SP? some available SP: McCullers, J. Ross, Nola, Heaney, Hammel, Leake
d) start streaming? the guy I’m matched up against this week only has 5 starts against me and assuming I start each of my SP rostered I’ll already have 11 starts so I’m not sure I even need to

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: yeah there’s only one DL spot so would you pickup Doolittle or just roll with only those two RPS and stream?

if you’d sream then keep in mind there’s supposed to be a weekly 12 start limit but it looks like we get 14 starts this week due to the extra day? I’ll already have 11 starts assuming I start all my current SPs so which would be the best 3 starts out of these streamers this week?

4/4
Tilman vs. MIN (-1.9)

4/5
Heaney vs. CHN (5.4)
R. Hill vs. CHA (1.7)

4/6
Leake @PIT (-10.0)

4/7
Eovaldi vs. HOU (5.1)
Porcello @CLE (4.7)
A. Wood @SF (4.5)
Jimenez vs. MIN (2.9)

4/8
Shoemaker vs. TEX (12.2)
Hammel @ARI (4.8)

4/10
R. Hill @ SEA (1.3)

brett
brett
6 years ago

Grey,

Peraza worth holding on to? Do you think he gets called up sooner then later?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

A question – why do not all teams play on opening day? Seems to me it’s an iconic day on the US calendar, never mind the US sporting calendar. To have all teams playing would make it bigger and grander, no?

Is it because having, say, 2 opening days kinda doubles the audience and thus the revenue?

crushbombs
crushbombs
6 years ago

team a gets

goldschmidt
semien
alex gordon

b gets
chris davis
marte
SS seager

6×6 OPS league

who wins

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Collabello and Forsyth obviously weren’t home when I placed the batty call.

#shittacos

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Scout live stats viewing is……interesting.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Also counted Cubs Angels game today

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

I don’t have a single hit across four teams.

Eff baseball!

#shittacos

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: Piscotty Doesn’t Hit….Piscotty Doesn’t Hit

#shittacos

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: And there goes Osuna’s save opp. I hate this game!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: Not to fear, hear comes Bob right now.

Howie
Howie
6 years ago

@Grey- With Pollock out I need an NL OF in a 4×4 Roto (Old School!).

Tomas and Brito are available as is Pederson. I recognize your optimism for Pederson but I’m curious if guaranteed playing time for Tomas and Brito move either/both ahead of Joc?

Thanks,

Howie

Wake Up
6 years ago

Happy Opening Day! Polanco on the board!

vinodole
vinodole
6 years ago

Grey! Just drafted last night for my main keeper league. We divvy out our 12 contracts preseason. Would love your input!

We have three 3-year contacts, three 2-year contacts and six Restricted contacts. The restricted go into an auction draft next year and I’ll have the option to match highest bid, which tends to be inflated about 10-20% over should-be cost…

Jose Abreu $32
Chris Davis $32
Cole Hamels $38
Ellsbury $12
Odor $12
Belt $12
Yelich $11
Salvador Perez $4
Ketel Marte $1
Iglesias $7
Corbin $6
Osuna $7
JO Berrios $2.75
AJ Reed $3

My thoughts are 3 years: abreu, Marte and Berrios; 2 years Iglesias, Odor and Reed; Restricted: Davis, Hamels, Corbin, belt, yelich and osuna. But I could see rearranging these entirely… Torn between giving 3-year contacts to proven talent (abreu, Davis, yelich, belt), guys about to break out (Odor, Iglesias, Corbin) or young great value contacts (Marte, Berrios, Reed)…

Thanks Fantasy Master Lothario!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

why is polanco batting sixth?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  FrankGrimes
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes: They love Jaso’s walks.

Kid A
Kid A
6 years ago

Reymond in the 9 spot. Attaboy Yost.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Question now: does he steal some of the bases, or all of the bases?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Looking for a DL stash. Who’s the better option, boxberger (don’t need another closer but might in 6 weeks)or Ryu?

Kid A
Kid A
6 years ago

Can the Kiwi get in here and sprinkle some of his Steve-magic on this Liriano non-no?

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Kid A
6 years ago

@Kid A: The mere mention of the Moa is enough to wreak havoc.

So much power.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Kid A
6 years ago

@Kid A: Starting him in Original Recipe…

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ:

*unicorn emoji*

#shittacos

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Kid A
6 years ago

@Kid A: That is the hashtag of 2016, no doubt.

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

I was just wondering if there were certain players that were not in the ranking due to known injuries that should be owned having empty DL slots.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Grey…are you starting Smyly tomorrow vs. the Juggernaut Jays?

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

With 2 DL slots, is there anyone out there that you could recommend that is probably on the DL and went undrafted? To stash until my team starts falling apart

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

@Buge Hoobs: This is too general of a question. Llook at your own league’s waiver wire, sort by most owned players on the DL, and post the top players here. Otherwise we’re just throwing out random names of injured players.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Polanco getting things started right with a double off the wall….

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
6 years ago

Tommy Pham is hurt. Nooooooooooooooooooo!

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  swaggerjackers
6 years ago

@swaggerjackers: Curse of the Skunk Beard.

Kid A
Kid A
6 years ago

Let’s start this bitch off with a bang, Reymond Fuentes.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

John Jaso leading off for Pirates…WTF.

And Holliday at 1B vs a lefty.

Comatose
Comatose
6 years ago

Can I get some feedback on my newly drafted 12-teamer?

C – Vogt
1B – Jose Abreu
2B – Castro
3B – Longoria
SS – Story/Russell
OF – Stanton
OF – Polanco
OF – Blackmon
Util – Heyward
SP – G Cole
SP – JoFer
SP – Salazar
SP – Tyson Ross
RP – Osuna
RP – Tolleson
BN – Rodon
BN – Taijuan
BN – Story/Russell

Comatose
Comatose
Reply to  Comatose
6 years ago

@Comatose: Players immediately available include: Joc, Tyler White, Odubel, and Wil Myers. All intrigue me, but I don’t have much room to make a move. Thoughts?

Kevin G
Kevin G
6 years ago

Mike Leake @Pit
or
Roark home vs. Mia

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey need holds Dunn is on the dl so Kelley or shaw in Cleveland

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
6 years ago

Happy OD, Grey!!

Pollock was a $23 keeper.

A) Should I pick up Duvall to platoon with Schebler and hope Bruce is traded sooner than later ? This sounds the most ideal. I picked up Utley for Knebel last night. Gyorko is also available.

B) If Broxton is not starting much, should I be patient with him, or dump him for a lower ceiling guy that plays?

Here’s my lineup in my NL-Only H2H.

Ca Castillo
1B Goldschmidt
2B LeMehieu
3B Franco
SS Villar
INF Piscotty
OF Ozuna, Santana, Schebler, Goeddel
Util. Utley
B K. Broxton
B Pollock

As always, I appreciate your help.

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks for the reply. I would keep both Schebler and Duvall, and drop Utley.

I wasn’t sure about Broxton’s ABs vs. righties yet. Since MIL isn’t a contender I feel Broxton should get every opp, but Counsell might see K. New to split.

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, start two of the following:

Lawrie – 3 vs cle, 4 @ oak
Castro – 3 vs hou, 3 @ det
Story – 3 vs sd, 3 @ ari

Thanks.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

finally baseball that counts today
then daily blurbs buy/sell and endless catcher questions!
happy opening day master

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  FrankGrimes
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes: Amen

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

What up Dawg. ..happy opening day…Just finished drafting in Vin’s RCL 1000…Here it is

C. dArnaud
1b. Abreu
2b. S. Castro
3b. Arenado
SS. I. Desmond
MI. Pereza
CI. Hosmer
OF. Cespedes
OF. Cain Sugar
OF. Joc Pederson
OF. Conforto
OF. Granderson
Util. C. Carter

P. J. deGrom
P. C. Carrasco
P. H. Rondon
P. R. Osuna
P. S. Casilla
P. P. Corbin
P. M. Pineda
P. A. Heaney
P. K. Siegrist
P. D. Stores
P. H. Strickland
Overall pretty happy with the team, don’t love having Carter and granderson but as expected offense went quick in this one…doubt those two last on my roster…Love my pitching though which is rare for me lol.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: * D. Storen

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F:
meh your FCL team is worse!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  FrankGrimes
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes: ha ha

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F:
sucked for me cuz I had to draft on iPad at work
no excuses tho!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  FrankGrimes
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes: wrong Jeff, Grime

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick:
DOH!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I grabbed Arenado with the 8th pick then planned on going OF ..Abreu was sitting there and with a CI spot on the Roster I figured grab abreu for first and go outfield in the 3rd round…Was hoping to get Upton in the third but he went 2 picks before me so Cespedes it was.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Franco went 33 and DeShields 79…Both too early for me..I was hoping to get DeShields in the 90- 110 range

JohnnySquid
JohnnySquid
6 years ago

By the Power of Greyskull….I have a question that I’m curious as to your answer. I’m deciding between Adam Conley (@ WAS) vs Ross Stripling (@SF) as my 7th SP option. I’m obviously in a deep league. SON doesn’t have either listed for this week. As of now I’m rolling the dice on Stripling. Your thoughts?

Hoosier Daddy
Hoosier Daddy
6 years ago

Grey-

12 Team roto with limited moves/no streaming. Thoughts on areas most in need for improvement post draft? I’ looking to trade out M Reynolds for the next hot thing to get a starting gig…..

C1 Welington
C2 Suzuki
1B Goldy
3B Sano
CI Pujols
2B Matt Duffy
SS Correa
MM Gaviotella
OF Springer
OF J Upton
OF DeShizznit
OF W Myers
OF M Saunders
U Mark Reynolds

Salazar
Lester
Rodon
Pineda
Heaney
Pomeranz
Karns
F Rodney
Jeffress

Thanks for all you do

Hoosier Daddy
Hoosier Daddy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Its a wacky league with preset prices on folks (e.g. Cano, Cain @ $30, Braun @ 31, and Adam Jones & AGon @ 27 all undrafted since priced too high). Basically have to go bargain stars and scrubs and use limited moves to pick up people that emerge that were not on original pricelist for $1. The folks you mention are the ones I’ll be targeting to upgrade. Hopefully at least 2 of these high risk pitchers you mention work out!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Last League yesterday. 10 Team Hometown Auction, 6×6 Keeper league with OBP and Holds, 2 catcher league and must start 5 SP and 4 RP. Usually punt Saves, and get high end holds guys and stream them. I should have spent more early as I had great keepers thanks to y’all. Probably could have gotten Miggy/Darvish and ended up leaving $11 out there. On the bright side I got the top two shortstops from last year. Any thoughts?

C Realmuto
C Hundley
1B Rizzo (Keeper)
2B Kipnis
3B Arenado (Keeper)
SS Tulo
MI Desmond
CR Pujols
OF Pollack (Keeper – replaced with Inciarte)
OF Burns (Keeper)
OF Joc
OF Kemp
OF Myers
Ut Fielder

SP Kershaw (Keeper)
SP Arrieta (Keeper)
SP Liriano
SP Taijuan
SP Shields
RP O’day
RP Caminero
RP Kelley
RP Pomeranz (give him a week see what happens)

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey I need holds who do you prefer Dunn or Kelley?

Thanks

sliimbo
sliimbo
6 years ago

just got offered my marte for his jd martinez in my dynasty

im good with speed and could use the power

thoughts?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  sliimbo
6 years ago

@sliimbo: without knowing the rest of your team and taking your statement at face value, I would totally do that trade.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

With Grandal out, do I go Phegley (3 LHP to start the year) or Austin Barnes in week 1?

Thanks man

B.J.
B.J.
6 years ago

Hey boys,

The season is upon us and I’d like for you all to give me feedback on my squad. This is a 12 team H2H 6×6 (the 10 standard categories plus OBP and QS).

C- Y. Gomes 1B- Encarnacion 2B- Kipnis SS- T. Story 3B- M. Franco
OF- Harper, S. Marte, B. Belt UTIL- Hosmer

SP- Strasburg, Thor RP- Tolleson, R. Osuna
P- Betances, T. Ross, T. Walker

Bench- DeShields, K. Marte, Cishek, Matz, Darvish, Heaney, Pomeranz

In addition, I have two owners interested in Thor and I have been offered either JD Martinez or Lorenzo Cain for Thor from one owner and Chris Davis for Thor from another owner. If I were to make the trade who should I go for? I feel like I’m lacking big time power and Davis may be my top target. I could then flip Hosmer or Belt for a SP.

Any feedback would be great. Thanks boys.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

15 team Obp league lost Pollock. What option would you choose ?

1. Stick with Odubel in cf

2. Grab Socrates or Kiermeier off the wire

3. Trade my Vinny V and Gibson for Span, Eikhoff and Cashner

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

Avisail Garcia – monster spring. Stil just 24, was once considered a hot schmotato. Your thoughts?

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

I was offered the following trade.. should I take it?
My: Jupton and 2 of Velasquez/Nola/Erasmo
For Hid: Harvey and Starlin

H2H 12 man mixed league, standard 5×5 categories
C: Hundley
1B: E5
2B: Schoop
3B: Frazier
SS: Seager
OF: Harper, Starling Marte, Jupton
Util: Khris Davis, Delinso DeShizz
Bench: Domingo Santana
N/A: Reed, Glasnow

SP: Salazar, Matz, Rodon, Liriano, Erasmo, Velasquez, Darvish, Nola, Corbin, severino, Joe Ross,
RP: Rodney, Krod, mcgee

Thanks!

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Josh
6 years ago

@Josh:

Please don’t forget to reply! Thanks @Grey!

the swinging
the swinging
6 years ago

Am I crazy or is colby rasmus underrated? I don’t see khris davis as being any better than rasmus. Rasmus is a steal, great cheap source of power veryy late in mixed league drafts

the swinging
the swinging
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: last season rasmus had a 235 isolated power vs khris davis 250 iso, they hit within 9 points of batting avg of eachother, and had roughly the same amount of homers and at bats as well.

With davis moving from hitters park to a pitchers park, I don’t really see how davis will generate more value this year on the player rater than rasmus. They do the exact same thing.

Jake
Jake
6 years ago

pomeranz, happ, or tomlin.

Saunders or Brito for 2nd bench bat?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
6 years ago

16 team keeper league, keep 5. yahoo, roto, 5×5.

looking to improve in AVG.

give- Lucas Duda, Nick Castellanos
get- Justin Turner, Jung Ho Kang.

he wont do Duda for Turner, as Turner is his starting 3B.

MY TEAM
CA- Realmuto. 1B- Trumbo. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanos. SS- Machado. IN- Panik.
OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- DeShields. OF- KDavis. UT- Duda.
BN- CHernandez, Peraza, Duval, Ruf, Rickard, Ethier
SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Boxberger
P- Strickland. P- O’Day. P- Madson.
BN- Smyly, Garcia, Ryu.

John
John
6 years ago

Have one SP spot…who you like?

Velasquez, Ross, ERod, Hammel, ASanchez
Thank you

sliimbo
sliimbo
6 years ago

hey boss

which side in a keeper? (keep forever)

currently have bogaerts lindor and russel at SS

got offered conforto for my russell….take it?

thanls!

sliimbo
sliimbo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

thanks man

1 more

best pitcher to pickup? Mchugh, iwakuma, gonzalez, kazmir, Hendricks, Fiers, Leake, Volquez or Kennedy

Charlesg
Charlesg
6 years ago

Danny Santana take over short at some point. Failed for me early on all 3 teams last year but he does have 9 steals this spring which means nothing but your thoughts?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

What’s the haps Grey et al? I’m ready for yet another fantastic season in general and on here!

10 team 6×6 mixed roto and Brantley just hit waivers, which is ridiculous, and I have the No. 1 waiver claim. I don’t have room for him in my offense. I’ve been trying to gauge potential interest in him for a trade, but it’s been lukewarm at best due to it being so early.

The No. 2 waiver claimant, a chief rival, lost Pollock and is certain to pick up Brantley if I leave him.
Should I grab him, DL him, and see what happens, or leave him be?

What’s an aging male strumpet to do (besides find a better league)?

Obrigado.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Brantley will be a bench bat even when he returns due to my stacked of/util. Still gotta claim him though, right?

JAL
JAL
6 years ago

G, just drafted 12-team 5×5 1C, no MI or CI, 1400 innings limit. C-Castillo, 1b Pauly G, 2b Kindler, 3b Frazier, SS Semien, OF Marte, OF JD Mart, OF D Peralta, Util DeShields, Util Fowler, Bench K Davis, Bench Will Myers. SP Archer, SP Salazar, SP T Ross, SP Severino, SP Smyly, SP J Garcia, SP Nola, RP Rondon, RP Osuna, RP O’Da, RP Strop. Thought?! Thanks!!

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

Just in – Pollack likely out for the year:

“A.J. Pollock (elbow) said Saturday that his goal is to return before the end of the 2016 season.
Pollock fractured his right elbow in Friday’s Cactus League contest and is set to undergo surgery. There is still no clear timetable for his potential recovery, but it sounds like he’s looking at an extended absence and there’s no guarantee he plays at all during 2016. It sounds like Chris Owings may get the first crack at starting in center field though Socrates Brito figures to be in the mix as well.”

Ouch!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

They’ve gotta give the nod to Socrates, right? I mean, that’s such a better name than Micah.

Micah sounds like your friend’s mopey hipster kid with the mini manbun.

Socrates sounds like he spends a lot of time thinking about stuff….baseball stuff.

Edge: Socrates.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
6 years ago

@Lucky Dog:

Oh, wait – Chris Owings.

Still – the point remains.

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

Now that my only $ league draft is over, what am I supposed to do for the next 24 hours until baseball starts? I-I feel so empty.

Quimmy
Quimmy
6 years ago

Need pitching and some speed.

With that in mind, his C.Rodon and C.Hernandez for my Dozier and Wright? Am I getting slaughtered?

Quimmy
Quimmy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey, as always

Tim
Tim
6 years ago

Nice team! Love the site. Awesome podcast! Hearing you and Jb rip each other apart over rankings is priceless. How is this team? Any suggestions. 10 team keeper mixed head to head with 7 pitcher roster spots no matter if rp/sp. Thanks.

C vogt, Mesaroco
1b rizzo, Hosmer
2b dee gordon
3b rendon, Olivera
Ss desmond, Orlando arcia
Of stanton, gomez, belt, trumbo, Alex gordon, souza, inciarte, conforto

P degrom, cmart, rodon, s.miller, J shields, samardzija, Verlander, matz, giles, nola, hammel, a sanchez, b snell.

Cohen
Cohen
6 years ago

Grey,who’s the best in line behind Ziegler for saves?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks again

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

I need saves. Not much out there to choose from. Which should I pick up Grilli or Fernando Rodney?

R.J.
R.J.
6 years ago

6×6 14 team mixed league with OBP and SLG (no BA) and QS instead of Wins, plus K/BB ratio. Can you rank these guys in projected overall value? (trying to figure out my likely 2nd round pick in this keeper league). Thanks Grey!

Justin Upton
Starling Marte
Edwin Encarnacion
Madison Bumgarner
David Price
Jose Abreu
Corey Kluber
Matt Harvey
Stephen Strasburg

Travis
Travis
6 years ago

In a military league with folks all over the world, so we have to autodraft (ugh). What worse, for some reason my rankings didn’t save. Nonetheless, I think this team turned out pretty good. Thoughts?

C – Martin
1b -Abreu
2b – Pedroia
3b – Franco
SS – Segura
OF – Springer, Justin Upton, Carlos Gomez
Util – Kemp, Yelich
BN – Billy Hamilton, Ben Paulsen, Byung Ho Park, Asdubal Cabrera

SP – Kershaw, CMart, Quintana, Corbin, Teheran, Smyly, Phil Hughes
RP – Wade Davis, Jeremy Jeffress

I hate getting a SP early–luckily several folks shopping for kershaw. In my inbox got an offer of McCutchen and Seager for Kershaw–take it? Not really hurting at OF or 3B but that seems lots of value.

I know I lack closers but plan to grab Boxberger and Grili off waivers (likely drop Hamilton, Paulsen, Cabrera or Hughes).

Nola, Moore, Joe Ross, Ervin Santana, Heaney, Nicasio are other good pitching waiver grabs out there..

Travis
Travis
Reply to  Travis
6 years ago

@Travis: 12team h2h btw

Travis
Travis
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: rather drop Teheran than any of those batters? I’m thinking drop Hamilton, clausen, Cabrera, Hughes for box, Grili, Nola, Ross, and then maybe Nicasio while box on DL? Can also grab Gausman as DL stash…

We’re in a points league that only scores counting stats…2 for run, rbi, sb, .5 for hit, 4 for hr; 1 for ip, 5 for win, sv, 2 for k, -1 for er… So favors volume of pitchers or streaming, and sluggers over speed.

Travis
Travis
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Paulsen, iPhone autocorrect :)

Goh
Goh
6 years ago

Which side
Arenado and boxberger
Frazier, Brito, story

DMurphd
DMurphd
6 years ago

Grey, my man. I’m in a 12 team mixed redraft. Which if any propects are worth holding until they get called up? No glaring needs but SP is always welcome and Reed intrigues me. All are currently FA. Glasnow just got dropped and is on waivers. $100 budget.

Giolito, Glasnow, A.J. Reed, Trea Turner, J.P. Crawford.

Do you think it’s worth holding any of these guys until June?

DMurph
DMurph
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, man. You guys are the best!

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
6 years ago

Since we getting advice…

1st YR 10 Team Keeper League. Roto 6×6 QS/OPS. Inn 1500. Keep 5 forever.

C. Mesoraco
1B B.Belt
2B Rendon
3B M.Franco
SS B.Miller
CI Piscotty
MI J.Schoop
OF B.Harper
OF G.Springer
OF G.Polanco
OF R. Grichuk
Util B.Buxton
Util M.Conforto BN. W.Myers, M.Ozuna, Dom.Santana

SP J. Fernandez, Thor, C.Carrasco, M.Stroman, S.Matz, P.Corbin, (DL) L.McCullers, (DL) K.Gausman
RP S.Doolittle, S. Cishek, J.Grilli, A.Colome
N/A T.Glasnow

I know my SS is bad. Hows it look and advice to improve please?

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Appreciate it bro. Villar is on waivers in my league and I seems like you’re a fan of him. Would you switch him for Miller or take a wait and see approach?

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks again! Best Fantasy Baseball site in the game.

ERad
ERad
6 years ago

Woke up this morning hoping it was all the vaping last night and that I only dreamt the Pollock injury – just another classic case of fantasy baseball dreams – but nah, time to put him out to pasture. At least I had him as a 12th round keeper as opposed to his ridiculous ADP.

You like Socrates Burrito over the schmohawks like Mauer, Lind, and Colabello?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

Talk about immediate payoff for your Pollock Schmohawk designation! OOF. Dropping Hicks for Brito in my redraft league right now!

In my keeper league, offered my Abreu ($25) + Gomez (too expensive to keep) for his Rizzo ($30) + Manley. Gotta take that while it’s hot right?

All I really care about in the trade is Rizzo, and Gomez/Manley seem pretty interchangeable…

The Situation
The Situation
6 years ago

Hi Grey- Had my draft last night and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Any categories I need to improve on? Thanks in advance!

12 team, Roto, 6×6 (w/BBs, Holds), 1600 IP limit, keep 8 (no price tag, no year limit).

C: d’Arnaud (22)
1B: Rizzo (1)
2B: Odor (6)
3B: Franco (5)
SS: Story (9)
MI: Desmond (13)
CI: Hosmer (7)
OF: Springer (2)
OF: JD Mart (3)
OF: Pederson (10)
OF: DeShields (11)
UTIL: Piscotty (21)
UTIL: Parra (24)

SP: Cole (4)
SP: Hamels (8)
SP: Rodon (16)
SP: Corbin (17)
SP: J Ross (19)
SP: Nola (23)
RP: Rondon (12)
RP: Perkins (14)
RP: Jeffress (15)
RP: Dyson (25)
RP: Kelley (NA)
RP: Lowe (NA)

DL: Darvish (18)
DL: McCullers (20)

The Situation
The Situation
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. I used your pitcher pairings, best team for 2016 model, sleeper posts, players to target, etc. You give us the roadmap, it’s up to us to implement. Thanks again man. Love your work.

The Situation
The Situation
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Also love the 20 players in drafting in the to 100 article… That was a nice new addition this year. Thanks man.

dong mattingly
dong mattingly
6 years ago

Grey- It’s awesome that you take the time to answer all these posts! would you mind looking at my team? 12 team 6×6
obviously waited on pitching. any thoughts?
ty in advance

c- hundley
1- pujols
2-odor
3-machado
ss- russell
of- marte
jd martinez
upton
heyward
deshields
b- k davis
trumbo
lawrie

sp- liriano
rodon
darvish
k hendricks
t walker
c. martinez
ed. rodriguez

rp- f rodriguez
perkins
d hernandez
casilla
o’day

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

grey,

where do you rank pomeranz now that he landed a startin job? thoughts on him this year in a 12 team mixed roto? we are nsvh btw.

Brown L
Brown L
6 years ago

A day late to Grey post number 2, but I must soldier on. Must. Post. Fantasy Team…

11-team keeper, Roto 6×6 (extra/odd categories: OPS, IP, K/9), weekly lineups

C – Hundley — $1
1B – Davis — $23 (K)
2B – Schoop — $5
3B – Arenado — $23 (K)
SS – Seager — $18
CI – Pujols — $18
MI – Alcides — $1
OF – Marte — $20