‘Member the days when I told you that you needed a top 1st basemen and you shouldn’t look for sleepers at this position? Don’t remember? Prolly for best, leave more room in your brain to remember excuses for why you didn’t exercise. Previously, I’d tell you to go to my top 20 1st basemen for 2022 fantasy baseball (not clickbait at all) and draft some top guys and stop fooling around with sleepers at this position. Of course, I’m malleable like Gumby and this year we need to look for sleepers at 1st base *ducks head*.  Whoa, someone threw a wrench into this! Fine, Pete Alonso and Matt Olson get my nethers ablaze, but 1st basemen dry up quick. As with other positions like the catchers to target (again, not clickbait), these are 1st basemen that are being drafted late. For the 1st basemen, I’m going with an ADP of 150 or later to be included in this post. Anyway, here’s some 1st basemen to target for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Anthony Rizzo (NFBC 174, ESPN 170) 1st base is a mess, yes, no stress, getting gas at Hess–Sorry, I was applying for fantasy baseball poet laureate. So, 1st base is a mess, but there are a lot of “If you take a player’s name away and just show their stats,” you’d struggle to figure out who was being drafted first, i.e., 10/4/.268 vs. 22/6/.248. Clearly, one of those is Rizzo (he’s the 2nd one). The 1st one is DJ LeMahieu, who’s being drafted about 50 spots before him.

Alex Kirilloff (NFBC 175, ESPN 161, Yahoo 187) Already gave you my Alex Kirilloff sleeper. It raised its hand to answer a question then burped.

Andrew Vaughn (Yahoo 212) Already gave you my Andrew Vaughn sleeper. It had such a joie de vivre, though struggled to pronounce it.

Trey Mancini (NFBC 187, Yahoo 152) Went over Mancini in the video at the top of the page, which a very insightful look at his fantasy value and how he killed JFK. Also, if you were wondering, ESPN (or any site) isn’t listed in the ADP section if they’re before the cutoff of 150.

Jonathan Schoop (NFBC 198, ESPN 217, Yahoo 225) As I kinda mentioned in the Rizzo blurb, the 1st basemen are basically one ginormous tier from around the 110th overall drafted 1st baseman to the 200th overall drafted 1st baseman (or 250th for ESPN and Yahoo). Seriously, tell me the difference between Rizzo, LeMahieu, Schoop, and Mancini. I’m not being rhetorical. Tell me the difference or else.

Frank Schwindel (NFBC 229, ESPN, 175, Yahoo 187) Well, not a Frank Schwindel stan. A Strank, so to speak. A Schtan, so to speak in a different way. How’sever, for his price, I could see getting in on him. Sometimes I do wonder if this is what happens with some guys:  Drafters see I’m down on a guy, in a non-sexual way, and they back off the player, then there’s a buying opportunity because I don’t like him, so now I like a guy. As self-fulfilling prophesies go, that’s as good a reason as any. Some things you just have to accept or have the Patrick Wisdom to know the difference.

Nathaniel Lowe (NFBC 241, ESPN 218, Yahoo 217) It’s truly remarkable how many 1st basemen are all varying degrees of 19-27 HRs and .240-.275 with a handful of steals or no steals. Basically, every 1st baseman from 100 overall to 300 overall.

Spencer Torkelson (NFBC 259, ESPN 216, Yahoo 332) If you’re using the Fantasy Baseball War Room, you’re likely looking at drafting Torkelson around 115 overall. I like Torkelson, but Rudy likes Torkelson like he’s his father, and Rudy Torkelson is the LaVar Ball of fantasy baseball. If you see the hitter projections Rudy’s got down for Torkelson, you wouldn’t be surprised to see him ranked so high. Rudy’s expecting Torkelson to be basically Rhys Hoskins, but with a better average. My Tigers contacts are saying Torkelson is breaking camp with the team; I sure hope they’re right.

Rowdy Tellez (NFBC 334, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 296) So, everyone was in on Rowdy Tellez last year, when he was in Toronto without a job, but now that Tellez could be the everyday DH, no one wants any part. Kinda reminds me of Daulton Varsho. Only not this year. Next year after Varsho burns everyone this year.

Eric Hosmer (NFBC 363, ESPN 237, Yahoo 235) Finally, an exciting name! Luke Voit (who I like too now) crowds the Padres’ lineup, and specifically Hosmer’s ABs. But if Hosmer is a 17/5/.260 hitter, and he is, then tell me how he’s being drafted around 363 and DJ LeMahieu is going around 110. Tell me how this is possible. Stop looking behind you at your coworker who is picking their butt and answer me!

Seth Beer (NFBC 602, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) You know whenever you see Beer, you’re gonna see a Homer. Take it, Highlights! It’s yours! So, I didn’t even rank Beer myself in my top 500 for fantasy baseball. What am I, a white man in Portland with an IPA cellar? I don’t know Beer. I’m the most un-man man you’re gonna find. I’m sorry. Seth Beer, however, The Lisper’s Cocktail, as no one calls him, looks like the main candidate for DH at-bats in Arizona. Beer’s a true three outcome guy — homer, walk, strikeout, which sounds like me after three beers at a bar in my single days. Beer could sneak into a 27/.255 season. Or maybe I’m too high on Beer and suffering from the hiccups. Price to find out is basically free. FREE BEER!

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The sportsguy
The sportsguy
4 months ago

10 team Al 5×5 league. 5th category is Net Runs (Runs minus HR) which increases value if leadoff guys.

Which keeper?

Altuve $31
JD Mart $26
Arozerena $26

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks two other options, not sure I can trade for either. Robert’s $31 or Hendricks $22… don’t think I can get Roberts but think he would be slightly better than randy?

Sactown
Sactown
4 months ago

Is Varsho wavier wire material?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

I received a trade offer.

I give up Trevor Bauer and my 2nd round draft pick in this winters minor league draft, and I get Sandy Alcantara, and Asa Lacy. If I make trhe deal, It will leave me with 2 1st, a 3rd and no pick until the 6th rd. would you make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

so make the deal?

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 months ago

Just wanted to remind you that David Dahl is 27 this year!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 months ago

10 team, H2H keeper league with no limits…Shane Bieber or Torkelson/Julio Rodriguez? Thank you!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Bellinger or Giolito for the next 5 years?

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Joe
4 months ago

Giolitto for me. Cody is still trying new swings and stances this spring

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Where could you see yourself taking Suzuki in a 12-team OBP league?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

What round/pick?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 months ago

rudy’s OBP rater at top of page. can then compare to grey’s 5×5 rankings

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

can also likely check his ADP and go a little lower (i could be wrong but not long ago his ADP was crazy lower)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

I know.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 months ago

well then your question is answered by just dividing whatever overall number he is by your league size

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

or maybe you figured grey would give you an answer different from his rankings. when asked any time about OBP he’ll route you to rudy already.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

here we go, 99th overall by grey for 5×5, rudy OBP (compared to QS for rudy) 21st overall hitter/roughly 27th overall. but of course you don’t need to pay anything close to 27th overall. current fantasy pros ADP of 149th, but i’d not trust that number, a lot of it made from people doing early drafts where suzuki wasn’t signed yet. i’d be willing to pay slightly better pick than 99th at least. want to be more safe like 70th, but even then i’ll bet green money in a lot of leagues you’ll find at least one owner that’ll go right in there already if not earlier

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

i’ll bet you can likely obtain very likely to get him in the 6th-7th for 12 teamers, if taking risk more like 9th-12th

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

he specifically will vary probably a TON depending on what kind of leaguemates you play with. if it’s a bunch of people that only watch like espn or MLB network sometimes about this stuff, might be able to wait till after 149th, but you better know your crowd. if you are in a spot where people keep drafting c.blackmon like it’s 5 years ago (or even within 200 picks of that) can wait a while.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

also, for some more recent reference, check some of those grey drafted leagues from posts made lately for a more accurate to leagues that aren’t filled with complete twits type ADP.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

16 team near dynasty roto with QS, K/9 and net saves + holds over saves.

currently already have: f.valdez, clevinger, gausman, mahle. can keep 2 more of ryu, means, a.wood, nazi in exile, j.gray (WAS). i know the this year rankings/QS rater prices already. even there this is close. thinking ryu gets docked for dynasty though. j.gray (WAS) gets a bump, but maybe not this much.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

keep which 2 of: ryu, means, a.wood, nazi in exile, j.gray (WAS).

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 months ago

also have as part of 10 max prospects list: b.marquez, w.bednar, d.jefferies (i can likely post draft improve on him), kirby

task force
task force
4 months ago

Hey Grey!

12 team 6×6 OBP/Holds 5 player keeper $10 league question:

You already told me to keep
Wander $1
Albies $2
Yordan $1
Giolito $2
O’Neill $1

But was offered Acuna ($4)in a trade for Gausman and a 3rd round pick.

Should I look at basically O’Neill and a 3rd for Acuna? (Would only be able to keep Acuna for this season)

Thanks

herschel
herschel
4 months ago

@Grey: dating myself with the @? anywho, keeper league, can keep any two of the following for 3 years at the round listed (going up a round each year). which two do you like?

gausman (9)
franmil (17)
jazz (22)

thanks!

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
4 months ago

Hey Grey – would appreciate your thoughts and insights – Standard 5×5 roto

Which side would you prefer:

$37 T. Turner or $26 R. Devers and $8 L. Webb

Annual price inflation of $5, and in a competitive window.

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks Grey.

Does the following make it a more even trade? Interested in finding a win-win scenario.

T. Turner ($37) and K. Hayes (11) for R. Devers ($26), L. Webb ($8), and J. Chisholm ($7)

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

T. Turner ($37) for R. Devers ($26), J. Urias ($19), and L. Webb ($8)?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

Just finished my draft. 10 team H2H 7×5 (Runs, hits, avg, SB, HR, RBI, walks) and we keep 10 players forever.

C – Tyler Stephenson
1 – Alonso (K)
2 – Polanco
3 – Devers (K)
SS – Bo (K)
OF – Acuna (K)
OF – Tatis (K)
OF – Robert (K)
Util – Witt jr (K)
Bench: Julio Rodriguez (K), Framil Reyes, Edman, McMahon, Luis Matos (NA)

SP: Cease, Manaea, Mahle, Pablo, Severino, Bauer, Joe Ryan, Ian Anderson

I’m currently punting saves as one guy scooped up a ton of closers and some were kept. I can stream pitching and make trades but let me know if I should address any areas. (I have 8 keepers because I just made a consolidation trade for Tatis)

Thanks!
LG

waffles
waffles
4 months ago

good stuff Grey!

finished a 14 team standard 5×5 category h2h last night. any thoughts? thanks!

C Joey Bart (pick 304)
1B Vlad Jr (5)
2B Tommy Edman (108)
SS Tim Anderson (33)
3B Torkelson (229)
MI Brendan Rodgers (173)
CI Pete Alonso (61)
OF Kyle Tucker (24)
OF Jared Walsh (89)
OF Seiya Suzuki (145)
OF Kirilloff (248)
U M Straw (257)

P Freddy Peralta (52)
P Musgrove (80)
P Pablo Lopez (117)
P Manaea (164)
P Severino (201)
P Kopech (220)
P Jordan Romano (136)
P Scott Barlow (192)

B Dylan Floro (276)
B Drew Steckenrider (285)
B Ken Giles (313)
B Carlos Estevez (332)
B Anthony Bender (341)

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
4 months ago

I just did a mock on ESPN, to see how their rankings had changed. It’s funny how they changed the rankings in terms of how the players appear (default) during the draft … but forgot to tell their autodraft program about the changes

NJW
NJW
4 months ago

Grey,

I have a 1B related question but have to give you league specifics in order to properly pose the question.

Keep 4, H2H categories league, keep by round, 10 teams (so basically top 40 or so players are unavailable with a few exceptions). I have an abundance of early draft picks through trades. My keepers are Jo Ram, Trout, Ohtani, Luis Robert. One other thing of note: this is moving to 8 keepers next year, so upside could be a consideration for draft picks for that reason.

My question: Based on the player pool available, I am wondering how you would prioritize 1B early? Given that I’m keeping no pitchers and I have an early 1, a late 1 and an early 2, my eyes are on Pete Alonso but I am wondering if in this context, you would be looking elsewhere (like at pitching, which has Scherzer, Ray, Nola, Gausman, Musgrove but quickly dries up)?

Not saying I’d triple up on SP, but that I’d probably look to draft someone like Albies first and then am wondering if you’d recommend waiting at 1B in favor of SP and filling in with guys like Torkelson, Kirilloff, Voit, etc while ignoring Alonso early?

NJW
NJW
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thank you, always appreciate your insight.

I think I could feasibly go Albies first pick (3rd overall) and then probably go something like Gausman/Musgrove at the 9/12 spots that I have (actually will be 8th and 11th due to a round 1 keeper). Or I could lock in Nola or Ray at 3 and then worry about the position player that falls.

I would love to get Alonso but the more I think about it, the more I think taking him leads to too big of a net loss at other positions.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
4 months ago

Rockies trading Tapia and a prospect for another vet…

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Huffin Gas
4 months ago

To the Blue Jays …how does that work out for Tapia? Grichuk?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Licketty Splits
4 months ago

Does this open up the dh role for kirk?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Ugh. Free the man and let him hit. Watch them bring in a left-handed bat and sign Conforto.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

So Grichuck is gonna hit 40? Lol

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

Actually on the clock in a 50 round draft & hold & so far my team is:
9- Acuna OF
22-Nola SP I did want an “ace” earlier based on previous experience & what you taught me last year for this format …looks like I could’ve/should’ve waited
39- Story SS/2B
52- Wander SS
69- Gausman seemed a “bargain” & no bats I loved
82- Romano 10th closer off the board
99- Ketel OF/2B

Not the biggest fan of Stanton but there he sits & I need power but I guess I need to pull the trigger. Other options are Schwarber & Lourdes; Bell or Rizzo; Chapman, Moncada, Hayes; Manea, Eovaldi, Stroman,& Bassitt
By your rankings it seems it would be Stanton or Lourdes or do I dare take TFJ with his injury & hope for the best in this type format??

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
4 months ago

UGH I did not want to hold up the draft any longer. Go big or go home I took the shot on TFJ figuring how many games is Stanton going to miss? I still need power but that’s easier then speed. Plenty of late power. I guess I need to load up my OF to tide me over till Acuna & FTJ are back.
Feed him some Predator blood from Dusty!!

Chin
Chin
4 months ago

Hey Grey! Hope all is well.

Need help deciding my 3 keepers (no penalties and standard Categories) :

Trout, Mookie, Tucker, Wander

Will
Will
4 months ago

Not touching Hosmer this year since they’ve announced he’s gonna be a pure platoon player and sit against all lefthanders. Which of course makes his contract even harder to move since he won’t be perceived as a full time player any longer.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Followup question – your projections on L Thomas are higher than pretty much all the other projection systems which are more like .245, 13, 50, 8 and 50 runs scored. How confident are you in your projections for Thomas and do you think he’s the starter in WAS from day one? Thanks.

Last edited 4 months ago by Will
Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Ok, thanks.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Hosmer might make for a good bench bat in daily leagues

hot corner
hot corner
4 months ago

Nate Lowe is a guy that I have been drafting late everywhere as my CI.

26yo coming off his first full season where he went 77/18/72/.264/8 (0 CS). I expect closer to 5 SB’s, but he just needs to add some loft to step into a little more power (65 grade raw power and his exit velos look good) to have big value. He may hit third behind Semien and Seager in an improved line-up and he should fall into more R and RBI.

Expecting something like 82/23/85/.270/5 which would have made him around #100 on the 2021 Player Rater and you can draft him in the pick 230-240 range.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

He played 157 games with 642 PA’s last year. AB’s are not an issue.

He is one of those late “glue” guys that win fantasy titles. Get you star hitters early (pray they don’t get injured), layer on some high upside guys and get solid “glue” guys late.

In my two RCL’s, I have drafted next to Laura Holt in both. It is not fun watching her take the top guy in my queue every pick.

Laura Holt
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Hmm, I’ve always wanted a nickname… I wonder if I could get my girlfriends to start calling me “The Assassin”!

Laura Holt
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Even better!

Laura Holt
Reply to  hot corner
4 months ago

HC if it’s any consolation, I was kind of fuming from the moment you sniped Woodruff from me last night!

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Laura Holt
4 months ago

Funny thing is that I didn’t have Woodruff in my queue because I didn’t think he would last into the third round. Mullins (who you took there) was top of my queue but already 2 OFs so I called an audible.

These drafts get funky when the entire room is following Grey’s rankings and strategies.

Laura Holt
Reply to  hot corner
4 months ago

Ha, I was absolutely planning on taking a SP (and probably should have taken Buehler) but I knew this would be my only share of my imaginary boyfriend Cedric other than my AL-only keeper league so I had to do it

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Laura Holt
4 months ago

I get it. If Natalie Portman could hit a curve, then I would draft her as well.

The discarded head of Ted Williams
4 months ago

Happy draft season! Got a keeper q for ya. 5×5 roto. 14 team. We are dropping from 9 to 4 keepers this year to do a soft reset.

Jazz C – $1
T O’Neil – $1
K Tucker – $8
T Edman – $8
B Witt – $1
S Baz – $1
L Hendriks – $8
L Gilbert – $1

Was leaning O’Neil, Tucker, Witt and Baz… but Baz surgery has me wondering if I should adjust. Jazz was recommended to replace Baz By itch but wanted your opinion too if you don’t mind. Thoughts? Thanks much!

Or maybe I should keep Baz and Jazz cause I feel like there is a great team name somewhere with that.

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

So keeper deadline just around the corner. 12 team OBP/SV+H (350 cap). Can keep 10 majors. I feel ok with my current keeps but just checking if you think I should be doing any subs from fringy list into current keeps. Thanks!

Current Keepers with 2022 salary (estimated)
Vlad (27), Machado (36), Tim Anderson (22),
Judge (22), Renfroe (8), Winker (12)
Sandy Alcantara (1), Rodon (1), Ranger Suarez (1),
Joe Ryan (1)

On the fringes:
Varsho (1), Lane Thomas (1), JDMart (37), Canha (11),
Fraley (3), Nelly Cruz (39), Connor Joe (1)
Alex Wood (1), Ober (1), Devin Williams (7), Tepera (1)

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks Grey. Yeah catchers are really fungible. Unless you have a superstar for a buck. Varsho would definitely be one of my targets come draft time.

jwalks87
jwalks87
4 months ago

Hey Grey! Thanks for all the prep help this year — first time subscribing to the Patreon and it’s been a huge help. I’m currently taking my first crack at a 6×6 league, with OBP and QS added on (keep up to 10 guys a year). Mid-slow draft, here’s how I’m looking:

C:
1B: Olson
2B: Semien
SS: Trea
3B:
MI: Polanco
CI: Abreu
OF: Trout
OF: Castellanos
OF: K. Marte
OF: Edman
Util:

SP: Cole
SP: Lynn
SP: Manaea
RP:
RP:
P:
P:

NA spot: J. Rodriguez

Confident that there are plenty of good starters left out there (Eovaldi/Stroman + a bunch from the bosom buddies tier) but wanted to get your thoughts on my offense — feels pretty balanced to me but not sure if there are any areas of weakness I should address with my bench. Thanks again!

jwalks87
jwalks87
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Appreciate it!

Bryan Toth
Bryan Toth
4 months ago

Just took over a team in a 14-team keep-12 league, standard roto cats plus OPS. My team has both Vlad and Olson, with Ohtani at UT, so I need to push out one of the 1B. I have been offered Kyle Tucker for Vlad. Fair enough? Or should I ask for a draft pick exchange as well since Vlad is just a bit more of a can’t miss stud going forward?

Luigi
Luigi
4 months ago

Christian Walker due for a bounce back year. He had alot of injuries that he kept quiet and played through but fully recovered. I had told you about him years ago and had a 86/29/73/8/.259 season not to long ago. Put him on the board for 82/31/87/3/.265 and ya heard it here first.

Kenneth
Kenneth
4 months ago

Hey Grey, need some keeper advice!

Pick 5 players, keep up to 5 years with small incremental increases in price the longer you keep them. $260 budget, 5×5 w QS and OPS instead of W and AVG.

Alonso – $9 (year 3)
Tucker – $7 (year 3)
Alvarez – $5 (year 3)

Those guys are obvious, but I need 2 more.

Albies – $34 (year 1)
Devers – $37 (year 1)
Clase – $2 (year 1)
Rodon – $2 (year 1)
Bassitt $11 (year 1)
Polanco – $2 (year 1)
Gausman – $19 (year 1)
Rutschman – $2 (year 1)
Berrios – $14 (year 5)

Any help is appreciated!

Todd
Todd
4 months ago

It’s the 17th round of my 10-team points league (K = –1 pt). I don’t have a 3B. Everyone else has a 3B. Do I need a 3B? Can I play without one? Can we all just agree there is no 3B?

Here’s what’s left: Jeimer Candelario, Adalberto Mondesi, Josh Donaldson, Yoan Moncada, Ryan McMahon, Matt Chapman, Ke’Bryan Hayes

Am I in a hurry to take one? Or are back up Catcher/back up Closer/SP6 higher priorities?
Thanks!

abmsports23
abmsports23
4 months ago

Hey Grey, long time no talk! Got a keeper question for ya. 12 team H2H cats league where each team gets 3 keepers. I went all in last year to guarantee my 3-peat and it paid off. Unfortunately my keeper options aren’t great. So far I’m keeping Tim Anderson in the 13th and Semien in the 11th. For the last spot I’m stuck between Cease, Adell, or Julio Rodriguez in the last round. What say you? Thanks for all the help!

sideshow
sideshow
4 months ago

In a league you can draft both Ohtani DH & Ohtani SP do you still like Ohtani DH #7 overall?

Seth
Seth
4 months ago

Hi Grey! Keeper question for you. NL-only, 5×5 roto, $180 budgets for 22 players.

I can keep five — thoughts on my best value here?

Bryce Harper, $30
Trea Turner, $21
Nick Castellanos, $17
Austin Riley, $7
Sandy Alcantara, $4
Freddy Peralta, $3
Logan Webb, $1

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Seth
4 months ago

4 bats and Freddy P

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks Grey, can I ask you this? I’d like to go 90/10 hitting/pitching in my draft. A $4 Sandy (your 8th highest NL SP) with Freddy would let me do that. He’ll probably go for $30+. But Bryce at $30 locks up my high-end hitter budget, and may only “save” me $10/$12. This is why I was leaning Sandy over Harper. Does this make sense? There was something very comforting going into the draft with a dirt-cheap dual-ace staff and with money to spend.

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Cool, yeah, OK. I can’t believe I went from doubting a season would happen to a gut-wrenching fantasy decision this quickly! Oy. (If BH has a monster year, and Sandy is just OK, I know I’m going to remember this exchange and need to take a walk.)

foul balls
foul balls
4 months ago

hiya grey would you ever consider drafting olson with your 3rd pick and Alonzo with your 4th pick and using one of them in your utility

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 months ago

Big fan of these thrift store, bargain basement type lists.

fausto
fausto
4 months ago

Apologies in advance if this is dumb question but are the RCLs roto or points league’s or alll different?…just curious before I go clicking links been 5yrs since I’ve played one. Thanks.

Last edited 4 months ago by fausto
El Jefe
El Jefe
4 months ago

who is drafting DJ as a 1b? I thought it was just an added perk (or not) that he qualifies……

Ben
Ben
4 months ago

Are you dropping Castillo in a keeper league, or holding given his age/talent? 12 teams. Thank you.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ben
4 months ago

I’d IL him, if you can

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks Grey, I can IL him during the season, but it would still cost me a keeper spot. We keep 10, our keepers have not yet locked. Do you think use a keeper spot on him, or let him go and pick someone else?

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I could trade for Musgrove or another comparable pitcher.

Or I could pick from the non-kept players in round 10, there is no requirement to keep 10.

Or I could keep Bassitt, though I don’t love that option.

As of now Gausman and Fried would be my other keeper pitchers.

bigbear
bigbear
4 months ago

In one of my drafts where I missed on the top 3-5 players, I waited until really late to grab Mancini and Tork. I’m pretty content with both. Guess we’ll see in a few weeks!

Rizzo is interesting. A lefty in NYY has value. He’s a decent OBP guy. My guess is he’s the 2-hole hitter. Good shot at 90+/20/80 and that plays.

You asked the difference between Rizzo, LeMahieu, Schoop, and Mancini… Three of them aren’t named LeMahieu? Beer me! (Nah…)

wordbird
wordbird
4 months ago

In a dynasty league, I’ve been sent an offer where i give McClanahan/Mahle/pick for Scherzer. like Max (37 yo) more for year 1, but will I regret moving Shane (24) by end of 2022? Part of me wants to see what McClanahan can do with a bigger innings load.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  wordbird
4 months ago

Max

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
4 months ago

12 team keeper H2h league where 14 players are kept (forever). Cats are R, HR,RBIs, SB BA,OBP, S,K’s, Era, WHIP, and Qs.

My set keepers are Bichette, Soto, Robert, Polanco, Reyes, Swanson Moncada, Vaughn, Woodruff, Peralta, Luis Castillo, Logan Webb and Pressly.
Who would fill the final spot? I have Meadows, Straw, Luis Urias, and Logan Gilbert.

Appreciate all you do for all of us.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
4 months ago

As we all suspected covid cases are rising in NYC again yet the city just removed restrictions on the yankees and mets they can play in NYC…..money and power talk

Cable
Cable
4 months ago

Are You Talking To Me ?

T-Rob
T-Rob
4 months ago

Quick question on the draft tool – is it customizable even to simply sub out OBP for AVG in a 5 x 5 roto snake draft?

Cable
Cable
4 months ago

I eat 1 meal a day and it’s always wonderful… today it will be the Veal Parmigiana
thinly pounded veal chop, melted mozzarella, pomodoro sauce at Sinatra of course in the Encore Las Vegas not Boston

Sam
Sam
4 months ago

HeyGrey!
I’m keeping ohtani (we keep one hitter and one pitcher) and I have the third pick… Bo will most likely be there… does the positive news on Acuña change anything that I should take him instead?
Ten team mixed h2h

Goldirocks
Goldirocks
4 months ago

Don’t look now; but K Hiura looks to be doing some 2019 things! Maybe his toe tap timing adjustment; his mother’s new found health, or simply non-linear career progression (or its just spring training) is making him relevant again? At least maybe worth a deep lottery pick to see if he regains that top 100 overall upside we thought he had before?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Goldirocks
4 months ago

Good news, as I have hung onto him hoping 2019 and more would return

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you trade your $13 Eloy for $6 Witt Jr. and $10 Giolito? Keep forever.

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

I think Witt is gonna be a star, I’d take him

Tony
Tony
4 months ago

Hey hey in a yahoo 12 team, obp/qs league where we can keep 8 with a $260 budget. Who would you keep? Freeman $33, Riley $4, B Lowe $8, Teoscar $19, wheeler $20, Freddy peralta $5. Other options are lindor $21, mcclanahan $5, Gausman $18, winker $15, adames $5, mondesi $11. All the top 20 will be kept, but have an offer for betts $23 for wheeler, good trade?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Tony
4 months ago

This is a tough one, I’ll take a shot.
Freeman
Riley
Teoscar
Freddy P
Mondesi
Adames
B Lowe

Trade Wheeler for Mookie

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
4 months ago

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I was close. You have Shane over Willy. I went Willy cause of, you know, bat over arm. I’m off to a good start. Lol

Dark horse
Dark horse
4 months ago

A friendly request for the podcasts. If one of you or the other could mention the players name a second time at any point in the discussion I would love it. Sometimes I fart right when you call the players name. Then I assume you will say his name again only to hear I 20 pronouns. The podcasts are great! You are one poignant, entertaining and funny funny man. And you love to laugh. I love your laugh. Fuck those who say otherwise.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Dark horse
4 months ago

I hear Wong is going to be frequently highlighted in the next Podcast. Perfect comment timing.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

I see your new 500 rating is available. I expected Baz to drop (to maybe 250); I was surprised he was totally removed. I own him 3x. In two of them …

a. In one league, I need to drop a SP. Do you agree that I should drop Baz or Jordan Montgomery?

b. In another league, 3-DL slots. I have Accuna, Tatis, Luis Urias and Baz. Cut Baz?

Thanks.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Where do you see the new 500 at

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Joe
4 months ago

500 You can find the link to all the rankings at the top of this page.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

A. Baz
B. Baz

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Great list of not much so well done, soldier!

b. What about Dalton Kelly in OAK for redraft or even a dynasty?

c. In that RCL where I dropped J-Rod I re-added J-Rod, dropping Art Warren. J-Rod is going to be too good and I need BA help plus Jesus Sanchez has options and could go down whereas Soler and Garcia are already locked in to guaranteed $$$. So, worried about Jesus getting squeezed for PT and maybe is platooned? Just thinking out loud.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for March 24, 2022

When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America you get a front row seat.’

Cheers,
Ante

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

What is included in patreon sub?and how much?

To view OPS ranking with quality starts which link should I go to to view. I see the OPs rankings with just hitters. Is it possible to view rankings with pitchers and quality starts as 6th category. Thanks

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Eddie
4 months ago

Eddie,

look for your links after clicking on the rankings tab at the top of the home page.

Usually with the Patreon subscription you get updates quicker plus last year we got the Buy a day or two earlier. There’s more than that though.

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks I will look into it

If you have the #1 pick in a redraft OPS league who would you take?

Runs Home runs RBI SB Strikeouts AVG OPS are the cats

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

The Pham signing seems like it’s going hurt Fraley, right? Are you lowering Fraley’s numbers now? The ugly average isn’t so bad in obp.
 
I was trolling in the deep (obp league) and had to look at your Fraley projections again. Shame on me for missing this one earlier after the Mariners trade. The playing time is not looking so great now. They have too many OF’s: Fraley, Naquin, Aquino, Senzel, Akiyama and now Pham. And they signed Moran as a DH. 
 
Akiyama is making $8m (whoops!) and is now their 4th highest paid player this year. That means he isn’t going anywhere unless they eat the $8M owed to him. This is the same team who is still paying the kid, yes Ken Griffey, Jr. $3.6m per year by the way. Amazing. If you listen close enough, you probably can hear Marge grumbling some kind of expletive or slur. 

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
4 months ago

Forgot to add that they are paying Griffey through 2024.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  toolshed
4 months ago

yep, now listed as BN guy

A2K
A2K
4 months ago

Any love for Pratto?