J-FOH is a man of many talents, one of which is brainstorming good ideas. Well, not all of them are good. But when the hateful one approached me with the idea for a new in-house dynasty league here at Razzball I was pumped. It’s a 16-team league that consists of Razzball writers and frequent commenters. This was the inaugural 40-round snake draft and included both MLB players and prospects. I’ll be the league’s commish. All that means is that I put on my Burger King crown to send the league emails. The draft took place in late February – spanning 10 days, two continents, and featuring ONE OF THE MOST EPIC DRAFT ROOM CHATS OF ALL TIME.

The specifics of this 16-team league are simple – 40-man rosters with a max of 30 MLB players and a minimum of 10 prospects. The active roster is C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, 5 OF, 2 UTIL, 9 P with a 7-man bench and 10 minors slots. Only players who had signed a major league contract by the time of the draft were eligible, so no Yoan Moncada in this one. It’s weekly FAAB free agency with no innings or games started cap. 30 of the 40 players on each roster will be protected from year to year, meaning 480 players and prospects will be carried over into 2016 prior to the next 10-round supplemental draft.

For this post, I asked each team to submit their favorite pick and worst snipe from the draft with a brief explanation (teams are listed according to their draft order along with their 1st round pick). You can view the full draft results here with both overall and team-by-team results. It will be easy to see which squads decided to play for now or go more prospect heavy in the draft. I’ll be checking in with this league over the course of the year, discussing some of the major transactions and updating you on the standings as we go.

1. Clusterfoh (J-FOH) Mike Trout

Favorite Pick: Charlie Blackmon at 161 – Crazy good value for a guy that should help me compete for the next four years. Five tools and in a good park…for now. To me its nucking futs to not play for year one in a league full of strangers.

Worst Snipe: Avisail Garcia at 95 – I hate Ralph because he was inspired by my previous writing about Mini Miggy. I should take note of that and only pump up players I hate. Honestly I love Avisail and it pains me to see him in the arms of another man. I might even have to make a bad trade to get him in here. Too bad I blew off any of these prospects to entice him. Hultzen anyone?

2. Ralph’s Lo-Life Founders (Ralph Lifshitz) Giancarlo Stanton

Favorite Pick: Avisail Garcia at 95 – Any opportunity I receive to pull one over on J-FOH I’m going to take. Tyler Kolek at 319 – This was probably my favorite pick all joking and J-FOH razzing aside. 19-year-old with a fastball that’s been clocked at 102, ummm please and thank you. He’s also from Texas, and only Steers and flame throwing righties come out of Texas and he don’t look much like a steer to me.

Worst Snipe: Kris Bryant at 30 – I had the young god of spring all queued up and ready to go and then bam! GONE! Jonathan Schoop at 246 – Had him ready to go and then Kid A snatched him up. Ended up with punching Judy Panik at MI instead….sad trombone.

3. Cuban Bandits (El Diablo) Bryce Harper

Favorite Pick: Kristopher L. Bryant – The best hunk of man meat to grace a baseball diamond in the 21st century, somehow fell to pick 30 in a dynasty league. It won’t be long until our leaguemates wish they had taken Bryant with their first round selections. Seeing as he is on pace to hit 130 some odd homers this spring, this pick speaks for itself. Yeah, we’re just a little excited.

Worst Snipe: Marcus Stroman – Despite the youthfulness of the coaching staff here at Cuban Bandits, our reactions to the Stroman pick at 93 were definitely NSFW. We like to think the torn ACL is karma for Kobra’s tanking, but as baseball fans, we hope to see Stro back on the bump soon.

4. Cobra Kai (Cobra Kai) Paul Goldschmidt

Favorite Pick: Micah Johnson, Round 17 – Looks like he may provide much of what Dee Gordon can provide, only 13 rounds later in the draft.

Worst Snipe: Kris Bryant – I went into the draft with the strategy of taking primarily high-end prospects starting in Round 3. I didn’t think there was any chance Bryant would go as early as he did…I was wrong.

5. Yes Cheese (YesCheese) Andrew McCutchen

Favorite Pick: Mark Trumbo, Round 7 – This blurb is about Trumbo, but it’s mostly about the rarest fantasy baseball commodity: Power. Reliable power is and will be the premium MLB commodity for fantasy’s foreseeable future. So by my count, 24 pitchers, 9 prospects, 2 closers and one trick pony Billy Hamilton were drafted before Mark Trumbo. Trumbo, one of today’s maybe 10 MLB hitters who has a real, actual chance to hit a perennial 40/100 line. I’m sure everyone’s favorite dynasty picks will be the undervalued steals of the draft… and this draft put its premium on youth. I wanted power. PECOTA projects my starting offense for 268 HR. In our 16 team league, I’ll take those 268 dongs and compete.

Worst Snipe: Literally Any Closer, Any Round – I did not put a premium on saves. I wanted saves, a stud closer. But I couldn’t justify saves in a dynasty. With the exponential rate of UCL injuries, it was hard to justify any pitching investment at all, least of all marginal relievers who happenstance into fleeting closer roles. Don’t get me wrong, my redraft LIMA soul cries for SAGNOF. I wish I had a closer.

6. Brooklyn Garbage Men (robbyrobdu) Anthony Rendon

Favorite Pick: Brian McCann (RD 14, Pick 11) My goal the entire draft is best player available….if I can’t get the MLB talent I think is worth the slot I am at, I more often than not am going very high level prospect (pedigree, skillset, proximity CHECKCHECKCHECK). My favorite pick might actually be be my 28/29 combo of Matz/O’Brien (A stud SP prospect way later than most and a guy not unlike Cheese’s 7th round love, Trumbo, coincidentally on the same team. Razznasty was amazing at gobbling up MLB studs, and I was always going to be stacked with up and comers, getting McCann here was huge for my goal to be able to compete this year (probably due to his off year, and his slightly advanced but far from “done” age). I acquired a starting player, a backup to one of the hardest positions to fill once injuries hit, and the potential to very soon have 1B eligibilty (a position that very oddly went insanely fast in this draft).

Worst Snipe: This list would be endless if I wrote down all the guys taken a round or two before I was targeting them, But I did get double sniped in round 24 when my plan A went 7 picks before me and plan B went Just Before Me in Mike Minor and Chris Tillman respectively. I ended up settling for (VERY HOPEFUL) bounceback candidate in Justin Verlander 379th overall. Honorable Mention goes to Carlos Martinez in Rd 18, thought he was a lock and kind of made me scramble for a selection, which turned out to be Michael Taylor, arguably a top 50 prospect who has stumbled into a starting job this year at a much needed position for me, THANKS HIPPOS!!

7. Mentok (Birdmann) Anthony Rizzo

Favorite Pick: Jake Arrieta/Carlos Carrasco – With so many people taking prospects, I hope that I found my anchors for my pitching staff in rounds 6 and 8. Young pitchers with upside was what I was looking for and I hope I found it with Arrieta and Carrasco. My goal in collecting my staff was arms 28 and younger with some MLB experience.

Worst Snipe: Jorge Soler – Besides the slow draft which was new to me, it was Soler in the 4th by Mike, two picks away and I was chompin’ at the bit for him at my turn. I ended up drafting my one trick pony Billy Hambone in a panic. Ahh what could have been.

8. Georgia Peach (Kenneth) Miguel Cabrera

Favorite Pick: Ryan Zimmerman, Round 8 – I thought getting Zimmerman there was a steal, especially after guys like Arcia, Adams, and Gordon went ahead of him. He’s still in his prime years, his floor is quite safe, and there is room for upside. In a 16-team league that has 5 OF slots to fill, his multiposition eligibility is huge.

Worst Snipe: J.P. Crawford, Round 11 – Having targeted late round options for my active middle infielders, getting a top flight middle infielder that wasn’t too far away would have been perfect. He was my ideal candidate and I would have picked him the same round.

9. Razzball Mike (Mike) Jose Abreu

Favorite Pick: Randall Delgado, Rd 32  – He’s still just 25 years old and had top-50 prospect status back when he was with the Braves. He’s not a lock for a rotation spot this year, but there’s no reason he can’t find himself starting again at some point. At worst he’ll eat some innings in relief for me and at this point in the draft the price was right.

Worst Snipe: Maikel Franco, Rd 10 – Cobra Kai sniped me quite a few times in this draft, but I was really hoping to get Franco a couple of rounds later than this. Instead, I ended up with Mike Moustakas and Ryan Howard later in the draft. Bummer.

10. Ra’zball Al Ghul (Ra’zball Al Ghul) Nolan Arenado

Favorite Pick: Bobby Bradley, Rd 20 Pick 311 (18 years old, 1B, CLE) – I submit to the Razzcommunity a potential future Grey crush. In 39 games/176 PA in Rookie ball last year, Bobby hit .361 with 56 hits, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 8 HR, and 50 RBI…Psyched I got this kid.

Worst Snipe: Ken Giles, Rd 13 Pick 202 – Mike directly sniped me the pick before I was gonna nab Giles. Having “the next Kimbrel” for a decade would have been nice, Mike… ya homer! (And Mike also, selfishly, drafted “the current Kimbrel” in a guy named Craig Kimbrel) sigh. (I also wanted Maikel Franco and JP Crawford dah)

11. Kid A (Kid A) Yasiel Puig

Favorite Pick: Yasiel Puig – The AIRHORN starts my life – and ends it – but like Hemingway I brought chocolate and cigarettes to this draft – to be kind and share. I realized very quickly that I was grouped with a bunch of rotten sons-of-bitches in this league, so I smoked the chocolate and ate the smokes. Do I have a favorite pick? F**k no. But here is what I was thinking at the time: “I was a little disappointed to only have one air horn go off to start my pick-clock, which allowed me to only dump a single cup of coffee on my lap out of fright.  Burned testicles. I had my fingers crossed for Rizzo to fall to me (that went to s**t) – so I went Puig.  Upswing versus downswing with the first pick.  Not 100% on it, but at 24 the growth potential for Yasiel is tremendous.  I’m always vacillating between risk & reward searching for that happy medium.”

Worst Snipe: SAD AIRHORN – or a slide-whistle down. Do the words even need to be typed? KRIS BRYANT. I had my queue locked and loaded – I hesitated and lost. I’ve not slept well since, so I went Frazier. My notes at the time: “It is time to start to build my corners.  I like Frazier the most. I feel his performance/BABIP for 2013 was the anomaly. Hoping for 20+/20 .270.  Lord of the Schmohawks went the pick before and Longoria went on the turn after, so I’m targeting Crush or Seager with my next pick and a back-to-back of Soler/Polanco + MI after that.  Maybe an arm – probably not.” Crush, Soler, Polanco never materialized. I learned to really hate myself while doing this draft and will never forgive Mike for capping his prospect list at 100. I spent the late stages of this draft wandering around like a blind man with dysentery in a sandpaper store.

12. Hannibal Montana (Csifu) Carlos Gomez

Favorite Pick: Jake Odorizzi, Rd 16 – I think he will be a top 25-30 SP in two years and should get me 180 Ks this year.

Worst Snipe: Elvis Andrus, Rd 9 – Kid A took Andrus right before me. I ended up with Alcides Escobar two rounds later, so I guess it could have been worse.

13. Baezaworldseries (Baezaworldseries) Edwin Encarnacion

Favorite Pick: Pedro Alvarez 212 overall – Pedro improved his walk rate and K% last year while learning 1st base. His home run to flyball rate fell to a ridiculously low 16% in 2014 (it was 26% in 2013) – probably caused by weak contact on pitches out of the zone. If he can adjust I don’t see why he couldn’t be a top 50 player in 2015 and beyond.

Worst Snipe: Strasburg in the third. I really thought it was a reach by Razzball standards. Mike nabbed him three picks ahead of me. I settled for MadBum, who I don’t hate. But I’m really into Stras this year.

14. Nightpandas (Nightpandas)Adam Jones

Favorite Pick: David Ortiz, Round 9 – Yeah he’s old and this is a keeper but I’m all in this year (hence the Goldy trade) and there was not much power left at this point. Honourable Mention to Grey Fav Matt Shoemaker in Round 11 and Adam Eaton in Round 13.

Worst Snipe: Oswaldo Arcia, Round 8 – He went two picks before me. He’s young with lots of power upside, and I ended up taking my first prospect in Sano instead.

15. The Hippos (MattTruss) Clayton Kershaw

Favorite Pick: Clayton Kershaw – I’ll freely admit this is my first dynasty rodeo and I was going in on a whim and kinda blind. I read all Mike’s and read prospect Scott’s articles in the past, but putting that info to good use hadn’t been done. That said, I’m not sure what I’m missing that the best pitcher in baseball fell to 15th overall. Even for a Razzball league that seems crazy. In a 16-team league, Kershaw is usually gone top 10 and Grey ranks him 13th. Add in the dynasty aspect, at 27 years old, I was giddy.

Worst Snipe: Round 11, I got double whammy’d. Leagues of this size are impossible to set a queue, it just empties after 30 picks. But, after round 10 I queued up Kennys Vargas and Matt Shoemaker, then watched as they stayed in my queue for 28 picks. Two picks before mine, Bam, Bam, gone. I waited on first base, so getting a switch hitting, 24 yr old, power option there would’ve been a nice compliment to M(F)atty Adams. I just like Matt Shoemaker this year, he didn’t sting as much as Kennys. Just like that, I’m on tilt again!

16. Daypandas Will Maul You (mauledbypandas)Troy Tulowitzki

Favorite Pick: C.J. Edwards, 25th round – In a dynasty I love getting a guy with his potential in the 25th round. Not as big of a name as some prospects but I believe he will be making waves as early as 2016. I was going to say Joey Gallo here but he really needs to refine his approach at the plate to earn his draft position. I think Edwards presents more value due to how far he slipped.

Worst Snipe: It seems crazy, but Clayton Kershaw in the first round. He is so dominant and still extremely young. Honorable mention Trevor Rosenthal in the 13th round.

 
  1. mauledbypandas says:
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    At least I can say with absolute certianty that Truss will not snipe me any more this year!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @mauledbypandas: at least not in a draft setting. Commence waiver wire sniping protocol

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @mauledbypandas: psyched to battle you both in two different formats

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: It should be interesting. This is my first time in a dynasty format

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Word, I look forward to taking your name in vain several times a week!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, the FAAB wars should be epic!

  2. Yescheese says:
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    WHOOMP I like to move it move it
    WHOOMP I like to move it move it
    WHOOMP I like to move it move it
    WHOOMP There it is! Move it!
    WHOOMP I like to move it move it
    WHOOMP I like to move it move it
    WHOOMP I like to move it move it

    Get on the floor, let me see your Tootsie Roll!

    Airhorns snitches!!

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Yescheese: Tootsie roll time NOW

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      *shakes cane* Turn that music down!

  3. Mark says:
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    So would you rather own jose ramirez or everth over Micah in 2015 then or is the micah love here more for dynasty? 5×5 roto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      love here is more for dynasty…I’d take Ramirez

  4. scotty the captain says:
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    yo– pretty deep 2 catcher league. i need to pick up my second catcher. options are conger or n hundley. im leaning towards conger. u agree??

    i need another bat– options are b burns, o herrera, middlebrooks, d travis.

    im ranking them burns, herrera, middlebrooks, travis. u agree???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I agree

  5. Lightblack says:
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    Happy Easter!(Or Resurrection Day for my non denominational born again in-laws). So quick question, for fanduel/Draftkings leagues am I using the bot right now or the hittertron/pitchertron. I noticed on the bot the dates are all for 9/28/14 matchups. I didn’t do the daily leagues last year so could someone enlighten me? Thank you sirs.

    • @Lightblack: An old friend used to call it Risey Day. He died. Fingers crossed…

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

      • Lightblack says:
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        @Wake Up: Lol

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you too! not seeing anything listed yet, but I would hit up Rudy on his latest post to make sure I’m not missing anything

      • Lightblack says:
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        @Mike: I think I wasn’t hitting the right shit earlier ha. Although backtracking thru the last daily of last year post looks like the dk&fd. projections were going out mid-day that day. I’m guessing that’s been bumped a bit. I just received my masters from rotogrinders university so I’m locked and loaded.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nice…good luck!

  6. pickleball says:
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    i’d be interested to see where Joc Pederson, yasmany, rusney, etc went in this draft.

    quick question. what side of these would ya want:

    yan gomes/ jacom degrom FOR strasburg

    justin upton FOR strasburg

    • Cuban Bandits says:
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      @pickleball: if I remember correctly, all three of those guys went in the 50s-60s

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pederson 61
      Tomas 52
      Rusney 63

      all in the same round

      I’d do the first trade

  7. pickleball says:
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    one more sorry, justin upton or king felix?

    i hate trying to trade for a pitcher but i need one

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still prefer Upton, but it’s pretty close

  8. Chicken Dinner says:
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    EYJ or Gose this week?

    Points league. 2 SB -1 CS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      EY

  9. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    EYJ, at least til king buzzo of the Melvins returns

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: God I love the Melvins. That first tour after they added the 2nd drummer from Big Business is one of the best, loudest shows I’ve ever seen.

  10. Pjr says:
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    ******************
    NL $260 11 team – 10 keeper with 40 man roster so ITS DEEP W/ HIGH INFLATION. Minors do not count against the $260.
    Question is who are my last two keepers?
    KEEPING( Goldy 10-Harrison 7-Soler 10-Pederson 5-Storen 10-Giles 7-BRYANT & GRAY are MINORS)
    which 2 to KEEP out of Cashner 14-Polanco 20-Benoit 12-Peralta 15 Hanson (Pitt) stays 5 till he hits 150 MLB ab’s so nice 2016 keeper

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cashner and Polanco

  11. Kyle says:
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    Need some help:

    Pick two: segura, Lind, Cron, asche

    Pick one: Michael Taylor or SouZa

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Segura, Cron

      Souza now, Taylor next year

  12. Drrogera says:
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    Needing help at 2B/SS – Jace Petersen or Brandon Crawford? Devil you know or the devil you don’t know?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Wake…I have a lot of Peterson shares

      • Drrogera says:
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        @Mike: then again, there’s Johnson of the CWS or the old guy Phillips of the Reds.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d still take Jace to see what’s there. Worst case you drop him for Phillips later.

          • Drroger says:
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            @Mike: Thanks – now I just need BAL to place Wieters on the DL to have the slot.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              no problem

  13. Chris says:
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    Nice article Mike,

    Here’s my situation i’m in a 14 team league head to head 5×5 wondering if i should start Feldman or Boxberger. Would be up a RP but down 1 starter. Start 9 total P.

    Mt staff:
    Strasburg-Wood-Ross-Weaver-Fister-Rubby De la Rosa-Feldman-RP-Krod-Cishek-Boxberger

    His Staff
    Samardjza-J Zimmerman-Arrieta-Keuchel-Fiers-Carrasco-Collementor-RP-Street-Casilla

    What staff do yo think has the edge and should I start Boxberger or Feldman?

    After further review, he has 3 more that I think I saw 2 start pitchers so maybe I go Boxberger and hope for saves? Tough call.

    Thanks for any help!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks! the league did all the work :)

      I’d go Boxberger

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks! Happy Easter!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you too!

  14. Joebob says:
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    Minor league draft question: I’ve got picks 3,4, and 5. NL only. Logical choices available are JP Crawford, winker, Peraza, kolek, and Schwarber. Could you rank? Suggestions in a vacuum? I usually go hitters but Kolek’s 100 mph intriguing. Thanks Mike.

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    Sorry, I know it’s not a dynasty question but,

    My Quintana his Asivail.

    H2H Points
    C Grandel SP Lynn
    1B Abreu SP Quintana
    2B Wong SPHutchinson
    3B Carpenter SP Peralta
    SS Flores SP Hahn
    CI Rizzo SP C.J. Wilson
    MI Seimen SP M. Gonz/ Cosart/ T.J./Gausman
    OF Harper RP Carasco
    OF Yelich RP Norris
    OF Bruce
    OF Rua
    OF Tomas/Sauders/Stubbs
    DH Votto

    We start 5 OF 7 SP 2 RP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      get that redraft stuff outta here! just kidding

      tough one…I’d hold

  16. Steve Stevenson says:
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    If McGee doesn’t get put on the DL today I’m gonna have to drop a RP before lineups lock. 14-tm 9×9 H2H cats league, we start 2 RP, no P slots, and can only roster 4. Holds do NOT count.

    Drop McGee or Giles? My other RP are Storen, Benoit and Clippard.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It hurts to say this, but I’d lose Giles. McGee gets the job back when he’s healthy. With Giles, you’re hoping for a trade.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: hope you for some reason didn’t act on this one yet.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah shouldn’t have to drop anybody yet if they DL’d guys yesterday

  17. Lex says:
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    Standard 12 team scoring league… is Freeman a good return for Kris Bryant?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ah, man. I’d take Bryant at this point

  18. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    All hail King Mike!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I tip my Burger King crown in your general direction Sir Lifshitz

  19. A few of these teams could be renamed, a farewell to arms…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      what, you don’t like Team Mike? Took me forever to think of it…

      • @Mike: You already know I’m a fan of Team Mike…sorry to hear about the thing with Amaro…if you’re gonna bang his daughter, maybe his desk is not the ideal spot…but, maybe it is? There’s always the Tribe…

        • Mike

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          I told her no, but she’s as stubborn as her old man. Off to Cleveland!

  20. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, who do you think is a better stash: Montero or Jon Gray? Also, do you think Kang is worth holding onto in an NL-only league? Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rafael Montero doesn’t seem to have a place in the rotation, so I’d take Gray and play him away from Coors. Yeah I think Kang is worth a flyer in that format. No problem!

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @asdfasdf: I believe Montero is better. He will have a rotation spot when Gee is traded or someone is injured .

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Matz and Syndy too though…Gray also better stuff than Raf IMO

        • asdfasdf says:
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          @Mike: Okay, thanks guys I will try to decide!

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            no problem

  21. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Mike – looking for a CI that I will eventually replace with Bryant when he’s up, ideally someone with power upside that won’t kill average. Right now I’ve got Headley in there, but Cron is looking really interesting. Hold or commence the cronmeggaddon?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably stick with Headley. It’s kind of a toss up and it won’t matter once KB is up anyway

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Mike: True. Thanks!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  22. Noodle arm Ryan Zimmerman should not be anyone’s favorite pick. Just sayin.

    And yes, I am bitter – after years of sticking with him I finally threw in the towel this year and did not buy any shares of Zimm stock in any format. Tired of this perpetually injured tease.

    Someone else can now enjoy his slumps and annual 20-30 game vacation at club DL.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      one man’s trash I guess

      • @Mike:

        heh – yup. I used love the guy. Now he’s dead to me.

  23. Joebob says:
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    What am I not seeing about Jp crawford? Some have him ranked (MLB) higher than Soler. SOler is a beast, so that makes me think Crawford is really really good… Thoughts on JP? Thanks again.

    • Mike

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      I love him…had him in my top 20. He gets an extra bump on traditional lists thanks to his good defense at short though.

  24. Kid A says:
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    Chapter 1,045: Mike Outsources Everything

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      get back to work!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Mike:

        Bananas, I say!

        No, seriously, the infinite monkey theorem totally falls apart if you stop our banana rations…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          bananas for some, miniature American flags for others!

  25. Mostsuckass says:
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    Mike, which prospect pitcher do you like better, Alex Colome or Marco Gonzales?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gonzales, but Colome should be in the rotation sooner.

  26. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Good luck RazzNasty Boys. Should be a great lifelong league.
    Did anyone mention the doomsday clock you got rocking on the league home page?
    Why are you working on Easter?
    Cubs game starts in about hour and a half. Woo!!!
    Sorry. I think I’m ham drunk.( An excuse for the randomness.)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      40+ days and counting!

      there is no offseason! ham destroys lives

  27. Kenneth says:
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    I’d like to suggest we all pick the team we think will win the league this year, besides our own teams of course. Which of our 16 teams will be remembered and honored for all time as the inaugural winner of the first ever RazzNasty league. My pick is DayPandas.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yeah, he’s got a solid team. Kid A and Truss look nice too. YesCheese, Ralph, and JFOH all look like contenders. I’ll roll the dice on Hippos in year 1 :)

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Kenneth: right now Mentok is tearing it up! My whole team seems to think it’s still spring training. Waiting for that warmer weather

  28. Kid A says:
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    A question:

    When I activate Desclafani & Grave from the minors, will I have to refill those slots the following week in order to keep a minimum of 10 minor league players rostered?

    Thanks bud.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      You don’t HAVE to have 10 minor leaguers at all times, but you can’t have more than 30 MLB guys rostered either. So you would have to drop one of your active guys to bring them up, kind of like when you bring somebody off the DL.

      The only way around that would be if you have a guy active with less than 130 AB or 50 IP, then you can flip flop them on and off your minors until those limits are reached.

  29. Spyre says:
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    whoops, forgot to draft a catcher!

    who’s the drop between gausman, peavy, and greene ?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre:

      also, would you trade cano for harvey in a dynasty h2h points league

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Tough one…probably not, but it would depend on the rest of my team

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Peavy

  30. goodfold2 says:
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    where does heaney fit into all your prospect lists? He can’t be lower than Berrios right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      outside looking in on the Top 50. I’d lump him in the Stewart/Taillon group

  31. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Wondering what site you’re using for a league like this? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      we’re using Fantrax currently

      CBS is good for dynasties too, but man that new interface is rough IMO

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: fantrax has the only completely logic based waivers i’ve ever seen. i screwed it up not realizing that you have to set how many guys per tier you want, and missed erasmo a couple of days ago, but it rules.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Yup, one of my favorite features

  32. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in that league where i’m TEX and have to keep at least 9 of them good idea to wavier kela (just made yahoo today, even though if you look under MLB roster changes his name doesn’t show up, i think moncada didn’t either day he got into it, yahoo’s garbage), dropping diekman. 20 man dynasty where we start 7 RP, only decent RP free agents are tolleson/morin/crockett/fujikawa/jeffress/diaz (CIN)/guerra/v.black etc. but also m.castro/osuna as well. which two out of all these, include loup/diekman that i own should i go with. I’ve been hearing rumblings of one of those TOR guys being closer soon, or at least 8th inning over the loup i have.

    2. different dynasty. if i want to bid and win 3 of these in (in this order) FAAB ($100 for entire year): bundy/dahl/stephenson/sano/bell/winker/a-jax (Sea)/schwarber/crawford/peraza/frazier/judge. i have them in that order from my roster’s makeup. might even move sano down more. I’m gonna go with highest bid on bundy and then smaller. What should Bundy’s bid be? This is yahoo so i can bid 0 on guys (i.e. it’s not awful if i spend almost all of my money on these three guys). I’m hoping i can sneak kela/osuna/castro by these guys here, as i am weak in RP. My roster is so good i simply don’t expect needing much waiver budget on active MLB players over season.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also, in #1, if i don’t get kela, which of those TOR two should i target dropping diekman? having loup and one of those might not be bad idea if i don’t get kela.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Kela, yeah. Osuna is interesting because he’ll have bullpen value now with possibly starter value later.

      2. Hard to say without knowing how aggressive your league is, but Bundy, Dahl, and Sano need to be owned…15% each?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mike: Grey said 16 for bundy, i was gonna go downward with each succeeding, but i guess i’ll only be paying for 3 at most anyway. i got #2 waiver, so i’ll very likely get bundy unless somebody pays more. with bogaerts/seager i value sano less than by your list overall (he should be highest if on that value alone). Ok, so Osuna is the one that’ll be SP later. I want the one more that will have RP value later (holds/saves), or i could have 7 SP/6 RP but using 7 RP slots.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I would think Kela or Castro are better plays for long term relief, yeah.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Mike: see, i’m just finding out another way yahoo is worse than fantrax’s logic (mentioned above), i want to pay more for sano than stephenson, but i want stephenson more on my team, so i tried to post stephenson’s bid ahead of sano’s, but there’s no option in yahoo for that, it simply goes by cost amount downward. Fantrax gets either computer programmers/logic grad students/or just smart people to put their waivers system in place, Yahoo probably just gets some minimum wage worker reading off an instruction sheet. Or maybe computer guys using a “for dummies” book.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: noticing what’s even worse, since i only have room for 3 NA’s to stash, what happens if/when i get 4 of my guys. i have option to sit salazar in active slot i suppose. Yahoo should give you simple option of ONLY getting the first 3 of these guys you win, but they don’t.

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                Yeah, just have to keep tweaking it I guess. That’s what’s fun about the RCLs…just grab and go haha

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Mike: i love the idea of FAAB budgets, but if you allow a team to win more guys than he wants (and burn though more money too) simply from not having a very easy option of setting a max, it’s like little children run their site. Not smart ones either. Doogie Howser is needed here.

                  • Mike

                    Mike says:
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                    haha

  33. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yeah, weird mix in that bidding war last night. one guy paid $22/100th for j.johnson. i got all 4 of sano/dahl/stephenson/bundy, and i paid a lot, but this is a dynasty and my NA guys are now all top 28 (and really i only went stephenson over many hitters since my offense is so good) overall types, along with seager. But for a while Salazar will clog up an active slot. but then franco went for free after waivers. i grabbed ziegler/al al/hatcher (hatcher was after waivers, crazy) so i’m still 1 RP missing, and pomeranz in one of them. There’s other SP with his value out there like happ/c.anderson etc, even after about 15 SP were grabbed since last night.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s a great haul in dynasty even if it cost you some FAAB coin

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mike: with my roster i’m really not likely to want to drop anybody for anybody else too hard anyway (except streamers, or maybe my worst RP spot). funny thing is i probably didn’t have to spend near that much, don’t know as we don’t get to see 2nd place bids (true definition of what a “market” is is the 2nd highest bid, i.e. Pickrey economics, mentioned in Shandler’s book)

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