Here’s a post that’s gonna make you wanna slap ya mama and tell her Don Magic Juan sends his best.  The other day I told you how to draft your pitchers for 2017 fantasy baseball.  I laid it out to you nice and simple (if you have a degree in “What The Hell Is Grey Talking About?” Not a PhD, mind you.  Just a BS.)  Today, we forget all that jabberwocky on the who-ha and get down to business old school-style (which means if you don’t comprehend, I will hit you over the head with a baseball bat signed by Joe Clark.)  What I’m hoping to lay out to you is who do you draft 2nd if you’ve drafted so and so first.  I think it might be helpful to go through pairings for your 5 outfielders, all your middle and corner infielders too.  I’m not sure I’ll have the time or patience to do them.  We’ll see!  Or not.  Your choice.  (Actually, my choice.)  For easy reference, the royal we will be using the top 10 for 2017 fantasy baseball and the top 20 for 2017 fantasy baseball and the beginning of the top 100 for 2017 fantasy baseball.  I’m going to assume you’re in a 12 team, 5×5, MI, CI, 5 OF, 1 Utility, 1 Catcher league, similar to our Razzball Commenter Leagues. (Assuming ESPN ever opens its doors again.)  Anyway, here’s some pairings for the first two rounds of 2017 fantasy baseball drafts:

1. Mike Trout – Somehow I’ve become Jose Abreu’s biggest fan.  I don’t know why this happened, and I didn’t plan on it, but invariably, if I don’t take a a 1st baseman in the first two rounds, I’m looking at Abreu in the third-slash-fourth-slash-axl.  Picking Trout takes Miggy, Rizzo, Freeman and anyone else in my top 20 off the board.  If you take Trout, you’re not picking again for 20-plus picks.  With that said (here’s where I disregard everything I just said), Freeman is ranked 24th overall in ESPN, so Trout and Freeman is possible.  Odor isn’t ranked until around the mid-50s on some sites, so he should be there to pair with Trout.  That’s, as the French say about Manny Machado, Manny Feek.  Trevor Story isn’t ranked until the 40s at some sites, so Trout and Story is not only a wonderful seafaring tale, but a great pairing with the first two picks.  If everyone were to stick to my rankings, a pairing of Trout and Votto is muy bueno and Trout and Lindor is a gorgeous pairing rivaled only by that of chocolate and raspberry. (By the way, I’ve reached the age where baseball and dessert are my only pleasures in life.)  With Trout, I’d only avoid taking another outfielder with my 2nd pick, just about everyone else, who I like, is viable.

2. Paul Goldschmidt – Feel free to throw out the knowledge I placed inside your noggin in the Trout blurb, because Au Shizz is a first baseman and opens up the world of pairings like ketchup opens up a world of flavors.  Au Shizz might give you a chance for Starling Marte.  Starling-Au Shizz may as well be a well-priced jewelry store that gives you money and jewels!  Au Shizz-Correa isn’t just an exclamation for a future nuclear conflict, it’s also a glorious pairing!  Maybe you can get Au Shizz and Springer because of where others have Springer ranked.  Well, I say yes, please and thank you!  Au Shizz and Giancarlo?  How about Au-I feel-lightheaded-that’s-so-beautiful?  Au and Lindor?  That reminds me of the glorious Don Was singing Walk the Dinosaur.  “Open for Lindor, I love that floor, everybody pair Au Shizz and Lindor!”  Of course, Au Shizz means no 2nd round 1st baseman, which as pointed out in Trout’s blurb, isn’t necessarily available in the 2nd round anyway when drafting this early in the 1st round.

3. Mookie Betts – The more I think about Betts as the third guy drafted, the more I think I don’t want any part of him.  This whole taking an outfielder with the first pick is treacherous like every 1970s rapper’s nickname.  I’ll do it, don’t get me wrong, but I’m less enthused about Betts than I should be.  I have this ringing in my ear of Betts going 20/20 and being solid but not top three worthy.  Maybe it’s this seashell I have to my ear that has a Yankees’ logo on it that I got from Jones Beach.  Any hoo!  If I’m pairing Betts, you have to go corner infidel, or at least some infidel.  Preferably a guy that is guaranteed power.  I could see Edwin Encarnacion working.  That would give you a 60 HR/20 SB start with great counting stats.  Maybe Freeman is there because he’s ranked low at other sites, which gives you about the same as Edwin/Betts but with a better average.  Votto’s okay, but with Mookie, I’d be Betts’ing the under on 55 combined homers.  Maybe you can do Betts and Odor, that’s “it’s better, it’s better, it’s Betts” and a corner man in the 3rd.  The problem is there’s not a ton of corner guys where you’ll be picking next.  Story and Betts excites me from a stats perspective, but you’re so drafting Jose Abreu next or praying Carlos Santana is there in the 6th.  A “Praying Carlos Santana” also happens to be an endangered insect in Latin America.  In the end, I want Betts and Freeman or Edwin.

4. Kris Bryant – And we’re back to drafting a guy that makes things a little easier for the 2nd pick.  I’m pairing Bryant with literally anyone.  Okay, not Daniel Descalso, but anyone that is available besides a 3rd baseman.  Bryant and Story is the hubbub that I’m talking about.  Bryant and Votto?  Sure, I can figure out outfielders later.  Bryant and Marte?  Fine, I will draft Jose Abreu in the third.  Bryant and Giancarlo?  You’ll love that or I didn’t mail my left testes to Giancarlo with the note, “Handle with Care.”  Bryant and Desmond?  How about Bryant and boners?!  Are you following or am I being daft?!

5. Jose Altuve – Pair Altuve with a phone book and he’s five-three.  Pair him with Edwin and you’ve corrected Edwin’s funky average and Altuve’s less-than-stellar power.  Pair Altuve with tippy toes and he’s five-one.  Pair him with Story and you’ve started the draft with 50 HR/45 SB.  Oh, well, when you put it that way, give me that all day and twice on Muesday, the magical day between Monday and Tuesday.  Pair Altuve with a booster seat, and he can reach to cut his own food.  Altuve and Desmond and you’re again staring down a 50/45 start.  I wouldn’t pair Altuve with a 2nd baseman, a guy that makes his living on steals (Marte, Blackmon) or a real tall girl.

6. Nolan Arenado – Who are we going to pair Arenado with?  How about Blackmon, Story, LeMahieu and Tom Murphy?  Then we can move to Colorado and open a dispensary called, “That’s The Pot Calling The Kettle…Uh, What Were We Talking About?”  Arenado is similar to Bryant in that you can pair him with just about anything except a 3rd baseman.  Arenado gets fewer steals than Bryant though, so I’d prefer to pair him with someone that gets at least 15 steals.  For a moment, let’s think about pairing Arenado with Odor.  That would be like a giant hand wafting a giant fart that smelled of roses.  Arenado and Marte?  That’s a combined 50/40.  Pfft at that only if you mean it like, “That’s pfft’ing awesome!”  Arenado and Story?  I’m serious as your dad when he’s hangry, that is damn sexy.  Arenado and Lindor?  Don’t make me sing Don Was again, because I will.  Arenado and Edwin?  Meh, all power and no steals.  Arenado and Giancarlo?  Not my fave, though I do think I have that poster up in my bedroom.  Arenado and Correa?  Now we’re talking!

7. Anthony Rizzo – More similar to Arenado’s pairing than Bryant, because Rizzo’s again a little lighter on speed.  Of course, instead of not drafting another 3rd baseman, now you have to avoid drafting another 1st baseman.  Also, you need to draft at least some steals.  Rizzo and Odor?  Where do I sign up?  Rizzo and Marte?  There was a warrant issued and now my heart is going into cardiac arrest.  Rizzo and Lindor?  Yeah, man, that’s what I’m saying!  Rizzo and Giancarlo?  You’re tempting fate with no steals.  Of course, SAGNOF, you can make up steals later, but Rizzo and Correa and 60/30 is sexier than Rizzo and Giancarlo and 70/8.  I know, it’s blasphemy!

8. Manny Machado – You have to — it’s imperative, y’all! — draft a guy with steals.  Marte and Machado is a pairing made in heaven, or on earth if Belinda Carlisle is reading.   Machado and Lindor?  Let’s just call them The Machador, put a wrestling mask on them and book them for a match in Mexico.  Of course, I want The Machador!  I would pin my hopes on them.  Machado and Giancarlo?  Again, broken record, but you have five steals total after two rounds and you’re in serious catchup mode without drafting a 1st baseman yet.  Machado and Story?  Yeah, and you will enjoy Jose Abreu in the 3rd.  Machado and Votto?  No steals whatsoever.  How about Machado and Correa?  Yes, everybody Kim Jong-un tonight!  Then Jose Abreu in the 3rd.  Ugh, with the Abreu.  Recurring Theme Alert!  You will be the death of me this year, Jose Abreu.

9. Bryce Harper – I just thought about what pairings I can get with Bryce and I had a mind orgasm — a mindgasm?  My medulla got super oblongta and I short circuited like Johnny Five.  I’m not kicking Trout out of bed, but if I can get the 9th pick, and Harper, you’re gonna have a hard time finding a bad pairing with him.  You can do Bryce and Odor, which smells sweet!  You can do Bryce and Turner, which is Nats’urally awesome.  You can do Bryce and Miggy, Bryce and Freeman, Bryce and Correa, Bryce and you name it, doode!  Well, I’d try to avoid Bryce and another outfielder.  Bryce and Springer isn’t terrible for stats’ sake, but you should try to get at least one infielder.

10. Josh Donaldson – What kind of pairings can we get with Donaldson?  None come to mind.   I mean, I could figure out pairings with him.  I don’t hate Donaldson and Miggy paired up.  You just need to figure out speed later.  You could do Donaldson and Turner and figure out 1st base in the 3rd round.  You could do Donaldson and Bryce if the Gods smiled down on you when they were done with their bottle of Coke.  Why do I not think these are possible?  I have Donaldson ranked lower than anyone else I’ve seen, so he should be drafted already.  As mentioned in the top 10, this was by design.  I’m ready to not be bothered with Donaldson.

11. Miguel Cabrera – There’s at least a 100% chance that I own Miggy and Trea if I have the 11th or 12th pick in any draft.  Actually, the percentage might even be closer to 125%.  It’s like the chance of rain in Seattle.  Almost certainly someone is drafting Kershaw, before this point, and I don’t think anyone’s drafting either Miggy or Turner this high.  After the 11th and 12th pick?  For sure.  But at 11 or 12?  It seems very likely I own them both.  There’s also a roughly 125% chance that if I have the 10th pick I have both Miggy and Turner.  Why not Donaldson, you ask as you bat your eyebrows.  Donaldson and Miggy are the same tier for me, and maybe I’ll stick to Donaldson, but there’s a bigly chance I go to Miggy and Turner.   Possibly, I go Donaldson and Miggy as I said above.  But dream a little dream for me like the two Coreys — Miggy and Turner is 200/45/200/.310/40 combined.  Who is beating that combo?  That’s a combo like biting into a hamburger at McDonald’s that has a used condom in it.  You can now sue for $40 million and you’re set for life.  That hamburger and used condom combo is your golden ticket!  Miggy and Turner is that good.

12. Trea Turner – Turner in all the pairings he’s mentioned in above, but him as the first guy and needing to draft a guy after him?  That seems unlikely.  I mean, how weird can a pairing with Turner get?  Maybe Kershaw is drafted in front of Miggy.  Maybe Scherzer too.  But that means you’re drafting Miggy, Bryce or Donaldson here and not Turner, and then taking Bryce and Donaldson or Bryce and Miggy.  The only way you can actually draft Turner 12th is if everyone before him is drafted exactly as I have them ranked, which is terrific flattery, but highly unlikely.  Terrific Flattery, by the way, was not the actor who played Roger on Mad Men.  So, maybe you can do a Bryce and Turner combo?  That’s butter, baby, but seems impossible for numerous reasons.  If Harper is around it’s because starters were drafted in the 1st ten players, but they did not take Miggy that high too, so you’d draft Bryce and Miggy.  The only reasonable pairing I can see that is not one mentioned above, I see Rizzo being drafted later than I have him ranked, so just maybe you could draft Trea and Rizzo, which sounds like a Wicked-style re-imagining of Grease.  And no less delightful!

  1. muskysmell says:
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    Or you could be in an auction keeper league like me and have Trout, Mookie, Bryant, Bryce, and Correa all on one squad and not worry about pairings :) MWAHAHHAAH

    Seriously though, good stuff and I cannot wait for the baseball season to start!!

    • Spyre says:
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      @muskysmell: yes! I’m in a keeper with Trout, Arenado, Rizzo, Lindor, and Turner…. not exactly worried about my first 5 rounds

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Spyre: muhahaha I’m in a keeper with Goldie, Bryant, Rizzo, Arenado and Pollock in the first five. Who are you targeting for SP in the 6th?

        • Spyre says:
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          @Peacecoast:

          its an h2h points league , with top pitchers very highly valued (scherzer was worth by far the most points last year)

          i can keep up to 6, and my 6th would be danny duffy.
          I’m hoping someone like carlos martinez is still around in the 6th, but thats unlikely, he’ll probably be kept
          so 6&7 would most likely be duffy then salazar (?)

      • Raider says:
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        @Spyre: I got to keep Trout, Odor, Lindor, and Arenado… Abundance of Riches

        • Matt says:
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          Since we’re talking keepers…I get to keep Trout, Bryant, Donaldson, Rizzo, Pollack, Gordon, Bogaerts, plus Thor, Price, Archer, and a few others. Liking my Dynasty roster.

          Love the site, keep it rolling

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks! Nice keepers!

  2. Another Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Excellent stuff again !! Thanks !!

    So, from the stuff above, with the 3rd pick could you see yourself taking Bryant instead of Betts because pairing him up in round 2 will be that much easier ?

    thanks,
    Dan

    • Jason says:
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      @Another Dan:

      I forget sometimes how much location plays a part. I’m in Chicago and I guarantee KB will be going 2nd or 3rd overall. I’m no Grey nor do I pretend to be but I’d love KB 3rd overall and not because I’m in Chicago lol!

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Jason: Location plays a major role in rankings movement from league to league. I played in a league that was all Detroit guys, and you’d see people like Alex Avila coming off the board in the 18th round… even when he wasn’t the full time starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Another Dan: Thanks! Nah, I’d take Betts, but it won’t be easy to pair him as I said

  3. Jason says:
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    Excellent post unce Grey!

    I know based on your rankings and reply comments to people youd take goldi over arenado. With all the mocks I’ve done I feel like you can’t leave the 1st rd without a 3rd basemen with all of tier 1 going 1st rd and tier 2 isn’t anything exciting. If you could get from the 4 spot (and I have been constantly mocking for my 12 team)

    Arenado
    Correa or lindor
    Freeman or EE

    you’d go arenado over goldi then right?

    Cheers!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason: Goldy is ranked ahead of Arenado. Meaning he’s going Goldy over Arenado. And you don’t HAVE to draft a 3B in the first round.

    • Big Odio says:
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      @Jason: they are just ranks and both players are pretty damn good. You can’t go wrong either way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Thanks! I’d go Goldy

  4. Wil says:
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    Just a reminder that ant rizzo had 3 steals last season in only 8 total attempts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Cool

  5. Christian Herman says:
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    Machado
    Freeman
    Camo/odor
    Pollock?

    Then grab guys like rendon Anderson Travis Kepler late rounds to pitch in w steals. Is pollock enough on the steals front to take cano over odor? Basically I need a fun fact for why I should just take odor over cano & not worry about it. This whole 19 walks and sub 300 OBP is skurry. Why confident he finishes w a .280 average?

  6. Illuminatty says:
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    Posts always on point Grey,

    I currently have 1st pickin my 10 man h2h points. I’m thinking of pairing Trout w/ Story but with my 21st pick I’m having trouble deciding whether to pick Votto, Edwin, Springer, Desmond or Odor. Any recommendations on who to pick out of these guys or any other player you might have in mind? Thanks in advance

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Illuminatty: Id go with Odor and Springer and leave out Story…If not though id go with Springer.

  7. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Im not worried about 1st base now that i know the Mets are planning to put Bruce there. Who needs Goldy and Rizzo when you can have Bruce and Wet Tail.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah sounds like it right now but you would think they would want to mix Wright in there at some point and have a lefty righty platoon with him and Duda….Probably depends on Conforto having a good spring though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Everyone stays healthy, and my guess is Conforto is playing for a different team by end of July

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I just shed a tear…Could see that happening though

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup…

  8. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    #11 combo of Miggy/Turner I think you mean 45 HRs not 35- making it even better!

  9. CMUTimmah says:
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    Turner = this year’s Correa. Will be a good player that was way over drafted for a shortened sample size. (I fell into the Correa trap last year too…). Taking him in the first is too risky for my blood.

    I think Correa could dupe me again this season though. I love his value as a mid second rounder with the up side to be the first overall pick next year and the downside to be a 4th rounder (I mean, can anyone see him really falling worse than that at this point?)

    Also… with Turner… what happened to sagnof?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Agree on Turner, I’m not touching him that early

    • Cram It says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Turner is (potentially) a 5 cat guy, a la Altuve. You’re not just drafting him for steals.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: Potential doesnt make me want to use my 1st pick though…. LGM!!!

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Oh I agree, I’m not taking him in the first round either. Just making a counterpoint to CMUTimmah’s suggestion that Turner is replaceable with SAGNOF 15 years later.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cram It: *15 rounds, not years. LGM!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Turner gives you Altuve ten picks later

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Grey: You hope

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Well you hope for all the guys to perform, but that’s what he’s projected to do

                • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                  @Grey: LOL word

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: I’m not taking Altuve at 5. I like my 1st rounders to be safe 30/100 guys. But that’s just me. I’ll take them in the 2nd round at the turn if they’re there.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You can see the Altuve at 5 allure though, right? Mean’s while, I’ve seen Altuve as high as 2

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Cram It: Trout, Goldy, Betts, Altuve, Turner give me 5 cat Potential, even though Turner and Altuve HR are a little lighter. I can get 30/100 in round 2 and feel even better the next morning if I am taking one of those 2 late in round 1.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: @The Great Knoche: Oh I see the allure. I’m just not sold on Altuve 20+ HR’s. I don’t want potential in the 1st round Knoche. 2nd Rd doesn’t guarantee me a 30/100 1st round value. I can get Blackmon, Desmond, Odor, Lindor, Marte, Springer as a solid power/speed combo in the 2nd.

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Cram It: Im with you on this

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    @Cram It: At least we know we won’t be going same route in RCL.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, I hear ya, I like Bryant and Rizzo a lot too… But Shorty Rock seems to be a lock for 15/35/.300+ which is solid floor

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I agree with that floor. I just don’t want to pay for it top of the first round.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m not a huge fan of paying for a solid floor, but there’s pros to it

    • JLomax says:
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      @CMUTimmah: This is precisely my issue. I have to choose one of the two as a keeper in my 12-team H2H points league. I feel like there’s really not a good answer here. I big part of me feels like Correa is going to have a huge year at full health.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Correa had problems last year b/c he was injured

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @CMUTimmah: I’m taking him at 10 if he’s there. Maybe before. His BABIP has been high all the way through the minors so even if it drops a bit, he’s looking at .280 as a floor. Add in 15-20 HRs and a 40 steals floor, and I just talked myself into taking him higher.

      I like taking him ahead of Miggy/Harper/Donaldson to make sure I get him at Pick number 9/10 and then hoping one of those 3 makes it back around to me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I had Turner originally in the top 10 overall and Donaldson moved down, but landed on how it is now

  10. Jon says:
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    Hey I have a closer question.

    League keeper with pitching stats W SV ERA WhIP KS QS and Homers allowed

    Currently own Jansen, Diaz and Cody Allen

    Think that’s enough? The following are available

    Shawn Kelley, Bedrosian, Addison Reed ( closer for a month then drop?) Neris, Jeanmar Gomez, Madson/Casillas, Maurer/Capps.

    Or do I skip a closer and go high upside pitching spec like Francis Martes or Kopech or Bellinger?? or someone else that could help at some point this season, any suggestions.

    Thanks for the help here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: You have enough RPs

  11. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great work, Grey! Really helps organize those early round thoughts. Agreed on Abreu, though I find myself waiting a bit longer and going with Hanley (famous last words).

    In OBP or OPS leagues, I like Carlos Santana a lot as the “Abreu” of that format.

    Of course having Trout is always an ideal way to start, but otherwise I sort of like the late first round pairings. In particular, I’d sign up for Rizzo/Miggy + Trea Turner anyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks! Yeah, Hanley’s got issues too as mentioned in top 100 and 1st basemen rankings… He’s gonna be great for about 50 games and awful for about 50 games and okay for 30

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        @Grey: Small sample size but in 36 game HanRam has .331 average with 10 HRs. Also hear he wants to DH so a happy Hanley may be a productive Hanley.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully cause I’ll prolly draft him too, just saying what his usual MO is

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            @Grey: yup

  12. Matty says:
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    I’ve been grappling with a team construction question and this seems to be as good a post to ask it after as any, so, I ask the following of Grey and Razznation writ large.

    I’m in a twelve team H2H dynasty league. Coming into the draft I have kept
    1B- Votto
    2B- Segura
    Sad- Story
    3B- Seager
    4OF- Betts, Bryant, Harper, Khris
    2UT- Duvall, Schoop

    SP- Thor, Maeda, VV, Hill, Shoemaker, Smyly, Porcello, Pom

    (Catchers and RP are irrelevant for this discussion)

    By my estimation the best bats in the draft will be Braun and Justin Upton (steep fall from grace there) and the arms will be Price, Stras, Hamels, then some lower tiers.

    Which of those would you be targeting with the budget for one big move and then some bit players?

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: SS = Sad — Ha…. Braun, Hamels, that order

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        Pitching staff isn’t too upsidey is it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not at all

  13. JLomax says:
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    Grey, I’m in a 12-team Keeper (head-to-head) points league where Ks and GIDPs count against you (-1 each). Steals are 3 points. Who do I keep, Correa or Turner? Is it a no-brainer to keep Turner? Also, when it comes to pairing options, keep in mind I’m drafting 9th so not only will 11 other keepers be off the board, but 9 other top-tier picks as well.
    Thanks for your input!
    J

  14. Chud says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the great work and cheers to the beginning of a new season! 10 team full keeper salary question for u: I get Mazara ($2) and deal Quintana ($7).

    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Thanks! I’d take Mazara

  15. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great post! Loved the list.

    a. I hate it when you beat me to it!

    b. Sorry, I was swamped with work. Plus I had to walk the European mission to the airport after their de-brief this morning. More or less they are pretty cool.

    c. All quiet on the western front for now.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, I had to save mankind… Excuses!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        LOL!!

        a. I also had to communicate (via What’s App) with my colleague from Chicago who had to visit the ER in Chad TWICE in the past 4 days – once when she fell and hurt her head (Oh, poor baby! Only it’s in Chad and that is never good here.) and the second time for malaria. She’s been away from work since Tuesday of last week. Her boss (who I worked with when I was stationed in the Central African Republic) is a major slave driver and despite the fact that my colleague has been bed-ridden or in the ER for 2 / 7 days, she still sends her a massive amount of work to do.

        b. Other big stuff I got out of the way was my objectives for my performance evaluation for 2017. My boss accepted them as is, so I have a lot of work to do but if I organize it well I should be in line for a good performance appraisal with a minimum amount of work output! Frank voila.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. What’s App gives me flashbacks of traveling out of the country… Ah, good times (most of the time)…. Do the locals have an acronym for what Chad is? May I suggest Cholera Hot Africa D’oh!

          B. Ha, nice

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            Traveliing out of the country flashbacks….

            a. You and Cougs drinking a fine Chianti from Altesino in a gondola in Venice, the gondolier singing the beautiful song ever.
            Ding, goes the what’s app message from Palo Alto, CA.
            Message: Hey, Grey! should I take Moncada (21st round) or Story (10th round) no inflation, keeper league.
            You: HOW MANY!!!!
            Message: Oh, Sorry 12 teams.
            You: Psyche it would never have mattered 1 team or 1440 teams. Story forever!

            b. You and some buddies in Tijuana checking out that ‘other’ donkey story.
            Ding, What’s app! message.
            Message: Hey, Grey! 12-teamer, keep forever. Kershaw (1st round) or Paxton (22nd round)
            You: Paxton
            Message: Thanks, Grey!
            You: Was just kidding, Kershaw.
            Message: Ah, man! I already accepted Paxton. Thanks Grey, :(.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Ha! Exactly… Except not Venice but an Italian ristorante with a realistic mural B. Haha, Answer is always a donkey there

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                a. Okay, how about a nice restaurant near the Cupola in Florence? Firenze is my favorite city in Italy.

                b. Ha, donkeys.

                c. Maybe you know the answer to this riddle. There are two recurring images in the dreams that I remember in the recent past – water (in the first place) and ants. Any serious answers? I’ll google search after to ask my ‘local’ psychiatrist for online help. By ‘local’, I’m sure it’s a telephone operator in Bangalore or Mumbai.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A. I’ll do you one better, Florence is my fave city in the world C. You need to draft a fast MI or you need to change your bedsheets

                  • Ante GALIC says:
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                    @Grey: Grey!

                    Wow! Just made my day, my year even. Loved Firenze on so many levels. The story of how they reconstructed everything after the flood for me was breathtaking.

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, city has everything I look for, which is to say the food was amazing

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    You’d trade your $3 Moncada keeper for a $10 Odor keeper (keep forever, +$3 annually) in a heartbeat, right? Trying to overcome my prospect love.

    Speaking of Moncada – is it safe to safe that you expect Broxton to outproduce Moncada this year? Similar projections (Broxton losing avg but winning everything else).

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I hear ya! Thanks. Moncada’s been with his teddy bear hanging out at the end of my $0 reserve since last year’s draft, so it’s hard to kick him out . . . even though I totally agree.

        Also trying to get a $20 Springer, $20 Marte, or $15 Pollock for him. We shall see!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odor was a 30/15 guy in the majors last year and is only 23…Yoan has a week of major league experience

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: For sure. Thanks for talking me off the ledge!

            When I was first brought into this long term keeper league last year as the new guy, I swung Buxton (also $3 at the time like Yoan this year) and Archer for Mookie Betts and other pieces. I keep telling myself that Moncada could very easily be another Buxton . . . probably more easily than it would be for him to be Cano w/ 30+ steal speed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t overestimate what a guy can do vs. what they have done already

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Grey: Definitely good advice. One of my other 6 keepers is David Dahl, who strikes me as a much better “big hype rookie” keeper over Moncada for the reasons you said (plus COORS).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dahl has already played about ten times more in the majors than Moncada, and Dahl is still only a top 75 guy

                  • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                    @Grey: Very true. And even more, to the point of my wild Moncada obsession, Dahl’s ceiling is arguably just as high as Yoan (different player profiles and risks, of course).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yah, and Dahl’s already here, don’t discount importance of being in the majors already

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Moncada hasn’t played! You definitely need to come down to the reality that the guys you’re comparing him to have already played and performed well. Do you want to win your league or collect shiny things for your toy collection?

                    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Cram – sage wisdom. Also, I just read your comment in Kurt Russell’s voice.

  17. Curtis says:
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    I just started a 15 team NFBC Draft Champions league with Harper/Freeman/Odor out of the 10 slot. I am very happy.

    • Curtis says:
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      @Curtis: Started my other one Rizzo/Correa/Verlander/Desmond out of the 13 slot. It’s like I was channeling your pairings in advance. Specifically requested the 13 slot because that is Rizzo’s ADP, and it worked.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, sweetness

  18. The Great Knoche says:
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    Since speculating Trea this morning….

    $18 Arrieta and $10 Desmond for $6 Turner and $6 Paxton? Which Side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side

  19. JoeG414 says:
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    Harper and … Bogaerts or Lindor ? 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  20. rottenpicks says:
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    Another year!! here we go! Good Luck all!!

    6×6 daily C, 1st, 2nd, SS, 3rd, 3OF, and 2U
    OPS(they do not use hits)

    Grey, I can keep 5 guys, one round earlier then they were drafted.
    Trout-1
    Marte-4
    Bogaerts-13
    Trea Turner-14
    Story-23
    Darvish-11

    Pick 5. Thinking of throwing Marte back and keeping the others. Next year Marte will cost a 3rd pick….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That makes sense, lose Marte

      • rottenpicks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  21. Juan says:
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    Grey,
    what do you think of this line up for my keeper league? and thoughts on potential trade.
    Keeper league 12 team. H2H. We keep 10.

    my keepers:
    1st -Encarnacion
    2nd -D. Gordon
    SS- Tre Turner ( is he eligible this year?)
    3rd – Bregman
    OF- Cespedes
    OF-Mazara
    UTL- Moncada

    SP-Harvey
    SP-Cueto
    SP-A. Sanchez

    Potential Trade that was offered to me:
    Boggertz, Seager (Seattle), Buxton for
    Bregman, Cespedes, Gordon.

    thoughts?

    thanks!

  22. CoreyII says:
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    Thanks for the pairing advice!

    Question: thinking about this for a keeper league (NL only, 10 teams, $260 budget), who do you think pairs together best to set me up for the auction?

    I’m keeping Trevor Story for sure. Need to add 4 more from the following:

    $23 Freeman, $7 AJ Ramos, $7 Inciarte, $6 Desclafani, $4 Peraza, $4 Kelley?

    If it’s easier to think about in reverse, I need to drop 2 guys from that list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ramos and DeSclafani

  23. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Damn. Reyes to have TJ surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s done until 2019

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: don’t you mean maybe june/july 2018 here, with outside chance of august.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess, so maybe 7 games started next year

  24. HomerHWBush says:
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    Pick one, keep forever:

    Gary Sanchez in the 14th round.
    Trevor Story in the 22nd round.

    Other keepers are: Rizzo (1), Encarnacion (2), Blackmon (5), Villar (13)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  25. Slimbo says:
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    what side are you on in a dynasty? marte or kluber?

    thanks!

    looking to grab a pitcher for marte, see anyone worth going after?

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte — Trade someone else for an SP

  26. Foul balls says:
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    10 team keeper league 5×5 h2h would you trade arrieta and chapman for harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  27. Max says:
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    Grey-
    Do any of these pairings change if you are in an OBP instead of AVG league?

  28. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Girl, you blow my mind. I always be your freak.

    This is a) an Isley Brothers lyric, b) how I truly feel about your articles, or c) both. I’ll let you decide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  29. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    20 teamer, holds/QS/OPS/XBH roto keep 7-9, front loaded so you’d get pick(s) in rounds that not everybody is drafting in the less you keep. did the c-sant deal meaning my keepers would be 8 or 9 out of these 10 (unless i can move jones for a pick, which i’m trying)

    C sanchez
    1B c-sant
    2B cano
    SS treat urner
    3B carpenter
    OF (3) dahl/piscotty/cargo 1
    util (1) jones
    SP lackey

    went and punched this into war room (16 teamer is closest approx), and i’m great (for a 16, so even better than great for a 20) in everything, except steals. having none from 2B, and no real burner in OF or util leaves me in trouble in that area. also if i keep 9 my first pick wouldn’t come till the 3rd round (end of it, at pick 59, although not every pick before 59 would actually be a pick either). guessing this is either a keep lackey OR keep neither jones nor lackey and get picks at 22nd (if keeping only 8) then 59. but i’d only do the not keep lackey if i thought it likely i could get a better SP at pick 22nd of course, i’ll know more about that later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Lackey, but hard to say w/out knowing who else you can get there

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i’ll know more upcoming, but at least with some teams the big name prospects just drafted guys (senzel/ray/lewis etc) will go in the 8 and 9 rounds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  30. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey I’m in a 12 team h2h keeper league. we do 4 OF, 2 UTIL, and OBP instead of Avg. I need to keep 5. I have Carlos Correa (21st Round), Josh Donaldson (17th), Jose Altuve (4th), and Trea Turner (22nd) so far and can’t decide on my 5th keeper.

    My remaining players I would consider would be Lance McCullers (8th), Ian Desmond (5th), Max Kepler (23rd), and Lorenzo Cain (11th).

    I do not have a 1st, 2nd, 6th, or 9th round pick if that helps play a factor on who you would choose. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • Henry Rowengartner says:
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        @Grey: Great that’s what I was thinking. But your love for McCullers was swaying me that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I do love McCullers too

  31. jon says:
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    Have any pitching prospects that could make an impact at ‘some point’ this season not named Giolito, kopech, Glasnow, Hader or De Leon..

    thanks

  32. The Great Knoche says:
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    A guy no one is talking about including Ralph that I am keeping an eye on is Aaron Wilkerson with Brewers. Had some bad luck after he got traded to Brewers system and Colorado Springs didnt help last year, but has 9+K rate and 2.5BB/9 all way through minors. Big issue is he’s 27, and in Miller Park, but he could have some value later in year.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Sorry that should have been replied above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brewers develop pitchers as well as Dave Stewart GMs

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: No one as Bad as Dave Stewart. Right up there with the Orioles though. Wonder if we made a list of top line starters last 10 years if anyone is worse than those two clubs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman’s got a shot

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: So did Yovani.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, he was aight for a second

  33. Roger Podacter says:
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    Always a great read –

    I’m having some fun sorting out your rankings and taking out guys who are high in strikeouts and errors.

    I’m trying to wrap my brain around a formula that rates each players category performance out of 100 but I think I need some better Sativa to figure it out.

    Any guys who you can think of to automatically avoid based on his E’ sand SO’s let me know!

    Thanks ballers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  34. nick P says:
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    Grey,
    Few guarantees in life, but me reading your stuff daily is one of them! Keep up great work!

    That being said who wins this trade?

    12 team 6×6 roto, keep 15 forever:

    Team A:
    Jose Abreu, Dansby Swanson, Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley

    Team B:
    Freddie Freeman, Danny Salazar, Dexter Fowler, Lorenzo Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Freeman side

  35. JoeG414 says:
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    FYI : ESPN is Up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @JoeG414: FINALLY!

  36. GodShamGod says:
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    Desmond has SS eligibility on espn?

    How does that change things?

  37. GodShamGod says:
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    Never mind, they just updated the eligibility and now its gone.

  38. Slimbo says:
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    Dynasty it’s my pick which pickup do you like best overall?

    Belt, conforto, Crawford, travis, renfroe, profar, aj reed

    Samardjija, vince vel, Pineda, Joe Ross, shoemaker, bundy

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez, Renfroe

  39. Q says:
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    Already keeping Betts in 1st & Villar in 16th. Please pick 2 more:

    Carrasco in 5
    Bogaerts in 6
    Dahl in 8
    Duffy in 10.

    It’s OBP & SLG, no AVG.

    Also QS and K/BB, no wins. Rest of cats are standard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Bogaerts

  40. FromBeyond says:
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    Thanks for all the good stuff, Grey! Looking forward to the season…

    12 team league.

    Categories: R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG …… IP, QS, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9

    Keep 5 — first three are no-brainers, but I’m having trouble with the last two spots.

    Carlos Correa
    Corey Seager
    Giancarlo Stanton

    J.D. Martinez
    Gregory Polonco
    Justin Upton
    David Dahl
    Todd Frazier
    Maikel Franco
    Adam Duvall
    Danny Duffy
    Matt Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! JD, Polanco

  41. jon says:
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    was offered Stroman and Bregman for my Gerrit Cole

    10 team keeper Roto

    current pitching

    Madbum
    Carrasco
    Quintana
    Maeda
    Ray
    Rodon
    De Leon
    Martes

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        I like the deal even though I don’t need a 3B. I currently have Seager and Lamb which one should I deal for an SP once I accept the deal above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager

  42. Random Collmenter says:
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    5×5 roto league with QS and OPS. 12 teams. Choose 4 to keep:

    1st rd – Stanton
    2nd rd – Kluber
    3rd rd – Blackmon
    7th rd – Gerrit Cole
    9th rd – Wil Myers
    10th rd – Story
    15 rd – Margot

    Leaning Stanton, Blackmon, Myers, Story… u agree? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3rd rd – Blackmon
      Stanton
      9th rd – Wil Myers
      10th rd – Story

  43. Damn them Hoes keep getting pinched…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      L.J.?

  44. FishMan says:
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    I don’t think Stanton is a first rounder any more. More inclined to go with Cole for bounceback at cheap cost, or maybe Kluber depending on how many starters are kept.

  45. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    espn scew up already. list peraza with SS eligibility only, inspite of their posted 13 games at CF and 8 at LF last year. let the fun begin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  46. Jose says:
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    Grey I have Miguel Cabrera , AJ pollock, aldemys Diaz, Dee Gordon, Daniel Murphy, in my team last year… I need to keep 2 for this season…who would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy, Pollock

  47. Dr Y says:
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    10 mixed keeper auction, no CI or MI, 5 outfielders, 1 utility. Keep players for 3 years max with $3 raises each year from auction. Trout/Goldy/Harper types go for $60 to $65 of $200 budget

    $16 Correa (last year)
    $16 Machado (last year)
    $13 Trea Turner
    $7 Trumbo
    $44 Betts

  48. Smalls Killer says:
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    This was my mock draft from 2 days ago… i wish i could keep this team. I was given a C+ grade hahahahahaha:

    Your Team
    1. Mike Trout (LAA – OF)
    2. Joey Votto (Cin – 1B)
    3. Trea Turner (Was – 2B,OF)
    4. Starling Marte (Pit – OF)
    5. Francisco Lindor (Cle – SS)
    6. Ian Desmond (Col – OF)
    7. Kyle Hendricks (ChC – SP)
    8. Anthony Rendón (Was – 3B)
    9. Kenta Maeda (LAD – SP)
    10. Seung Hwan Oh (StL – RP)
    11. Danny Salazar (Cle – SP)
    12. Danny Duffy (KC – SP,RP)
    13. Stephen Piscotty (StL – OF)
    14. Kevin Gausman (Bal – SP)
    15. Maikel Franco (Phi – 3B)
    16. Michael Brantley (Cle – OF)
    17. James Paxton (Sea – SP)
    18. Byron Buxton (Min – OF)
    19. Taijuan Walker (Ari – SP)
    20. Nomar Mazara (Tex – OF)
    21. Welington Castillo (Bal – C)
    22. Fernando Rodney (Ari – RP)
    23. Yoan Moncada (CWS – 3B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, don’t believe any of those post-draft grades

  49. Slimbo says:
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    hey man

    keep 8 who you got?

    betts machado turner, bogaerts, sanchez, bregman, springer, sano, buxton, syndergard, carrasco

    throw back sano buxton carrasco?

  50. casey says:
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    sweet read, good stuff

    I’m in a 12tm h2h y! league. 7×6 w/ops h &qs ..at no cost ..keeping 5..def trout altuve&correa . then it’s between (in order of my pref.)j.d. ,(dongs),cueto (qs league), bregman (so sexy), springer (his avg annoys me, 2 many stros , prefer jd)w myers or abreu?

    w/CAT (trout altuve correa)im starting w floors of 65-70hrs+55-60ish steals.. our top available players will be like freeman, murphy(dropped him during playffs..sore butt,smh) arrieta and basically whomever of these i don’t keep. pick #12, stupid championship! dont see recouping any, maybe myers or abreu fall.

    thoughts? thx!

  51. Jeff P says:
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    For my slow draft in a keeper league I built an app that loads standings, available players and calculates the player which will give me the most points in the standings. I have the first
    pick and it suggested Trout – it’s working!

    I’m thinking of extending it to a live draft. Assuming 12 teams and standard settings, When do you start paying attention to it as opposed to getting best player available? 6th round? 8th, 10th? 14th? Never?

  52. Zain says:
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    HI Grey,

    Hello from probably one of your few UK subscribers!

    I am due to submit my 8 keepers for next year. I lose the round in which they were previously drafted minus one. Two questions:

    1. Should I keep Stanton? He would cost me a 4th round pick, and subsquently as a part of the rules of my league, Arenado would cost me a 1st (as opposed to not keeping Stanton and then Arenado would cost me only a 4th).

    2. Should i keep Danny Duffy or Aledmys Diaz (both costing me a 12th).

    Its a 14team roto where i draft 4th in the upcoming draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup 2. Duffy

      • Zain says:
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        @Grey:

        Why are you so high on Stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Giancarlo’s high in my rankings? He’s not

          • Zain says:
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            @Grey:

            i mean you’d rather have me give up my 1st round pick for him. He’s basically one dimensional with no guarantees of being healthy all year. But then again, what guarantees am I going to have of picking someone else up who is better with the fourth overall pick?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who are your other options instead for 1st round? It’s not like you’re getting a 1st rounder, are you?

              • Zain says:
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                @Grey:

                the rules are bit complicated but basically you can make one keeper a franchise keeper who would cost you a fourth rounder. That player for me is Arenado (who i picked in the second round). But because I drafted Stanton first, he would have to be my franchise player (and thus cost me a 4th), and keeping Arenado would then cost me a 1st because i drafted him second last year). Or if I don’t keep Stanton, I’d get to keep my first round pick for the upcoming draft and potentially pick up someone better depending on who hits the draft pool. I pick fourth this year.
                Here is my squad of players to choose from and the order in which they were drafted last year (Harvey was a FA pickup)

                Giancarlo Stanton
                Nolan Arrenado
                Matt Harvey
                Chris Sale
                Lorenzo Cain
                Brain Dozier
                Gregory Polanco
                Ian Desmond
                Salvador Perez
                Dexter Fowler
                Anthony Alford
                Andrew Benintendi
                Aledmys Diaz
                Travis Jankowski
                Mitch Moreland
                Yangervis Solarte
                Danny Duffy
                Sam Dyson
                Edwin Diaz
                Kendall Graveman
                Brandon Maurer
                Adam Ottavino

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Still doesn’t tell me who you’d be drafting with the 1st pick unless I missed it — What type of players will be left for you after keepers?

                  • Zain says:
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                    @Grey:

                    well that’s the gamble. I don’t know who will be left to draft until we submit our keepers…but ofcourse once we submit our keepers and i know who i could draft, it would be too late to change! so basically i’m gambling that i can find a better player than stanton, after all keepers are set. I’m also betting that i’ll be one of the few teams that has his first round pick…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How many teams? Who was available last year? Were the players available last year better than Giancarlo?

                    • Zain says:
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                      @Zain:

                      14 team roto, last year was the first year so i’m not sure who or what calibre of player will be available…maybe i’ll ask a different question: who would your eight players be to keep?

                      I was thinking of these guys (Arenado (costs me a 4th), Sale (3), Polanco(6), Dozier(5), Desmond(7), Edwin Diaz (12), Aledemys Diaz (17), Benintendi(22)

                    • Grey

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                      Since you’re essentially starting at pick 120 overall, how is Giancarlo not worth a 1st round pick? Forget Aledmys or Edwin

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