When I was writing up the 2019 fantasy baseball rankings in December/January — or simply Janember — I couldn’t imagine what February and March had in store — ya know, Farch. Players come out of nowhere in Spring Training to cause us to stop and take notice.  Of course, I just told you to ignore Spring Training stats.  This is true; Spring Training stats are a lot like my pants; they are propped up by a small sample size.  However, or howmever if you’re trying to sound smart, it is important to stay on top of guys who are fighting, and winning, everyday jobs.  Of course, with my Oracle third eye, I saw all of this back in Janember, but my third eye got into a spat with my first and second eye at the optometrist’s office.  My first and second eye were taking the eye test and my third eye was like, “ECFYE–Yo, this shizz is way too easy,” and then my 2nd and 3rd eyes were like, “You’re like the Felicity Huffman of eyes and your cheating is going to have us incorrectly placed with better lenses than we should have.”  It got ugly, and they refused to work together to type up this post for a few weeks.  Finally, they all came to their senses — the sense of sight, specifically — hashed it out at a Friendly’s over a Fribble and we’re all good.  Never the hoo!  With Farch turning into a full-fledged March, it’s time for me to let you in on some thoughts and changes to the 2019 fantasy baseball rankings and what they could mean for your drafts:

Changes to Top 20 Catchers:

Martin Maldonado – He’s the worst M&M since the red M&M’s synthetic dye was known to cause gout, and was discontinued.  Maldonado was added to the catchers when Sal Perez went down with Tommy John.  That’s not down on Tommy John, in case anyone’s reading fast.  Maldonado is pretty perfect on defense.  I once saw him throw to 2nd base to pick off a runner and ever since that day I thought, “If I ever recount a pickoff throw at 2nd, I am really grasping at straws at a player’s worth for fantasy.”  So, yeah, his bat is not great.

Changes to Top 20 1st Basemen:

Pete Alonso – You can also find him on my rankings page as Peter Alonso.  That’s the same player.  I know, very confusing.  Who would’ve figured.  Maybe next year he’ll be Pet Alonso.  Then Pe Alonso.  Then just P.  Maybe he’ll just change it to Petc.  So, I moved Alonso way up in my 1st base rankings, because he’s tearing the cover off the ball in the spring.  In a good way like The Natural, not in a bad way like when your Doberman got into your autograph baseball collection.  I still don’t know if Alonso will break camp with the team.  Also, Dominic Smith has not been bad either.  I could see a scenario where the Mets go with Smith for a month or two, then bring up Alonso.  With all of this said, projections for Alonso (and Smith) are not overly tantalizing.  They are Smoak-like.  I guess the Mets caught the vapors.

Changes to Top 20 2nd Basemen:

Garrett Hampson – I moved Hampson up in my 2B rankings, and, almost simultaneously, the Rockies decided Ryan McMahon was a better fit at 2nd base.  I will now laugh until I’m crying and homeless.  Stand by.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA— *places hat in hand, uses spittle to wipe down mustache, approaches car stopped at a red light*  Can you spare a nickel?  Seriously, dubya tee eff with the Rockies.  I’m so over their shizz.  I don’t know, guys and five girl readers.  I’m currently leaving Hampson right where he is in my rankings, but if he’s only facing lefties, he’s way over-ranked.  He should be closer to where I had him originally in the mid-300s.  To be continued, unfortch.  As for Ryan McMahon, he’s in the 1st basemen rankings, and I have no confidence he will get ABs either.

Jeff McNeil – He was also moved up in the rankings.  It was originally due to Lowrie and Frazier’s injuries, but now it is starting to feel like the Mets want to get McNeil at-bats.  Like he’s their new Wilmer Flores.  That sounded better in my head.  Somewhere, Wilmer Flores is crying.  Sorry, Wilmer!  I do like McNeil as a late MI play, but his projections don’t jump off the page — think around 17-20 HRs and 5-8 SBs with a .270-ish average.  He’s no David Fletcher!   Did someone say David Fletcher?!  Here ya go:

Changes to Top 20 Shortstops:

Tim Beckham – Officially, no change to the ranking, but I always feel like it’s my duty — hehe, doodie — to relay to you convos Rudy and I have about baseball projections.  You don’t need to know our convos about music, film and food.  I’m convinced Beckham has the near-full time job in Seattle, while Rudy’s about hundred ABs below me in projections, thinking it’s more of an open competition or Crawford is a bigger liability to Beckham’s playing time.  Honestly, I don’t know if it matters outside of very deep leagues, but, at pick 400 or so, Beckham starts to appeal to me.

Changes to Top 20 3rd Basemen:

Maikel Franco – As promised in the early preseason, around January/February — obviously, Fanuary — if Machado didn’t sign with the Phils, I was moving Maikel up the rankings, along with his projections.  And guess what ya boy did!  However (don’t undercut it, Fantasy Master Lothario!), I’m still not a fan of Maikel Franco, and he always does well in the spring, so I would be hesitant about putting any weight on that, but Franco’s lineup will be solid.

Nick Senzel – I moved Senzel up a few weeks ago when it was announced the Reds were trying to make him their Opening Day center fielder.  I didn’t, apparently, move him far enough, because in every league I’ve drafted in since then, Senzel has been going higher and higher.  In one league, the draft order was Trout, Betts, Senzel, and then everyone else quit since they were unable to get Senzel.  On the fo’ reals, there might not be a player who has a bigger discrepancy between February ADP (211) and March ADP (179).  Oh, and, of course, I have no idea if Senzel will even break camp with the Reds. Ever since they announced Senzel as their center fielder, they’ve gone with Schebler.

Kyle Seager – Moved him way down with news that he could be out until June with hand surgery. If next year Kyle and Corey’s other brother, Bob, comes down with an injury, then they’re starring in some weird remake of Final Destination.

Changes to Top 100 Outfielders:

Jesse Winker – He was moved up into the top 80 outfielders when the Reds said they wanted Winker to get 500+ ABs.  How the Reds plan on getting so many guys at-bats is a question for the Sphinx.  Is Matt Kemp really going to be a bench guy in Cincy?  That seems crazy to me if he’s healthy.  Not saying wrong on the Reds’ part, just crazy, and unlike so much that goes on in the MLB.  Again, not wrong, just different than most teams’ usual MO.  By this I mean, I won’t 100% believe Winker (or Senzel) will be everyday players until I see it.

Austin Hays – Feels like a cheap Domingo Santana, and, brucely, Domingo Santana is cheap.  What I mean is, everyone was clamoring for Austin Hays last year (as they were with Domingo), but then the wheels and playing time fell off and Hays (and Domingo) were never seen from again.  Dot dot dot.  Until this year.  Now, everyone remembers Hays (and Domingo) were supposed to be good last year, they just lost playing time.  Since they have it again, giddy up!

Roman Quinn & Nick Williams – Were both removed from my rankings after Harper signed.  Not sure who the Phils’ 4th outfielder is, but I don’t want ’em.  Or if it’s Roman I should say, who the Phils’ IVth outfielder is.

Changes to Top 100 Starters:

Domingo German & Jonathan Loaisiga – Didn’t change either in my top 500, so why no love for German/Lasagna, which is often shortened to spaetzle?  I have both down for 80-ish innings, and that still seems about right for spaetzle, only now those innings may come in the beginning of the year for one of them.  Still don’t think they’re just going to supplant Sabathia, and I have no idea if Severino (who was also lowered into the top 40 starters) is going to be out longer than a few starts.  Also, the Yankees are said to be toying with Cessa.  Yo, you Yankees or the Blue Angels?  For his part, Cessa has been flying high.

Matt Strahm – Da duh duh, da duh duh!  Let the boys be boys!  Strahm!  Okay, that might get tiresome by the 2nd week of April, but for now? Da duh duh, da duh duh!  Let the boys be boys!  Strahm!  Can’t stop singing it.  That earworm is embedded in my head, as is my newfound love for Strahm. Da duh duh–Okay, enough!

Chris Paddack – Both Padres’ starters were also added into the pitchers’ pairings tool.  Upside Padres starters?  Do you really even have to ask if I love them?

Kyle Wright – Podcast Ralph was talking up Wright recently to Rudy (supposedly, I didn’t hear it from Ralph’s mouth — sit on it, Potsie!), but Rudy passed the info along to me afterwards.  ‘Natch!  I’ve haven’t added Wright into my top 500 or top 100 starters.  The Braves’ rotation is like the Reds’ outfield.  I have no idea how it’s going to shake out, but I want everyone who gets a full-time job.  Rudy has Wright projected for 82 IP, and that seems high to me, and the Prospect-o-Nator (rookie projections) doesn’t love Wright.  Maybe it’s wrong on Wright.  Bam!  High-five me!  Now!  No?  Okay.  Maybe I will add him to my rankings if the Braves announce he’s in the rotation.  For now, I’m holding.

Trevor Richards – Like Wright, I didn’t add Richards into the top 500.  Unlike Wright, I’m more tempted to do it with Richards.  Richards will have a lot easier time staying in the Marlins’ rotation, and he has the 2nd best change in baseball, behind only Hendricks.  He also has the worst fastball anyone’s ever seen.  Okay, not worst, but *counts on fingers* 8th worst fastball.  A 90 MPH flat-footed jalopy of a fastball that bedded your mom, described to you in detail their sex life, then .  His curve, while not as bad as his fastball, also isn’t any good.  That change…*chef’s kiss*  I don’t foresee myself ranking Richards over the next week, because one pitch does not make a pitcher, but, in deep leagues, I’m interested.

  1. Pointman says:
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    Looks like you were right on Beckham -they sent Crawford down.

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      Just a service time manipulation. Crawford will be back in May. Beckham might find himself at 3B.

      • Pop says:
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        18 team auction
        Going to go no stars
        No top 60 players, but all 23 in the 60-225 range
        Bad idea?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine as long as the team is balanced

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not said and done yet as Bill says

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great rankings companion piece, I loved it.

    a. Thank you for talking me out of going for Trevor Richards. Now I can rest easy tonight. I don’t think there is a worst pitcher.

    b. These guys are mostly marginal, thanks for the insight. I will love McNeil later for sure as my MI.

    c. Got to go, my wife’s friend who is a handy man (not too handsy thank God, not that I never let him and wife out of my eye sight, dur!, though he’s not vintage Jon Hamm. He looks like the John C. Reilly version of a handy man.) just announced he’s coming over. If you will recall from our previous episode, he installed a light bulb that blew out a fuse, which temporarily turned off all the power in our apartment, which made our son come out of his room (he was deep into a fortnite adventure, a new season just came out damn it!) to ask what happened to the Internet, to which I laughed maniacally ‘Welcome to Africa, bitches.’ ‘Member? Apparently that bulb packed too much power. Well, he came back with the replacement bulb and installed it this morning. So now we have a bulb in the wall lamp shade above our Kawai electric piano. PC, you can come over and play Moonlight Sonata after midnight if you like.

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. I was talking myself into him! B. Yeah, no doubt, deeper league guys C. You don’t know how many times I say Welcome to Africa, bitches D. You too!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        Lol. True story ensues…

        I worked in Kosovo for 11 months. Kosovo is still technically an autonomous region of Serbia despite the fact that 53 countries have approved their claim for independence. From Kosovo I got my first gig in Africa and remained in touch with my colleagues from Kosovo.

        a. Now onto the joke which made them laugh, it might get lost in the translation and you might also make you laugh. I’ll give it a shot.

        Geneva is to Kosovo as Kosovo is to Africa. Get it? Like Kosovo is Europe’s Africa or Kosovo is Africa’s Geneva. Ok, more to the point… in most of rural Africa, after the sun sets say good night. Hell, even in urban Bangui I destroyed the hard drive on my laptop because of an inadequate power supply in my ‘hotel’ room. NB ‘hotel’=awful.

        b. Anyway, so many sad stories of Africa. At the airport in Bangui, you can’t just take your luggage from the luggage carousel and then walk out of the airport.

        1. The luggage has to be handled by your luggage handler and, of course, that luggage handler has a sector manager.

        2. And, of course, you have to pay said baggage handler to have your luggage released to you.

        3. And, of course, there is a luggage handler INSIDE the airport who hands off to a luggage handler OUTSIDE the airport in the parking lot.

        4. So the last time I arrived there I paid 1$ to the inside luggage handler and 1$ to the outside luggage handler. Do you what the outside luggage handler said to me when I gave him the 1$? He said, nah brah! You keep it. I see that you need the money more than me (his interpretation of the fact that I didn’t give him 5 or God forbid 10$!!!). So I took the 1$ and gave to the lady carrying bananas with net worth of 0.50$ and she was so happy she almost kissed my feet ’cause I had given her 2 days’ salary in one shot. The thing that is killing Africa and this very moment (apart from sad infrastructure and corrupt government officials okay and dying of curable diseases) is the unwritten/unspoken caste system where all Africans are pretty much in the shite! Makes my blood boil.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha….That is crazy… I’m about to go to Africa and become a manager for a baggage handler… Take 15% of all bags coming in… It’s like an agent here…

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!!!!

            You make me laugh a lot. Many expats go and live in Africa and have a whale of a good time. One French expat runs a restaurant in Bangui called ‘The Tropicana’. Here are the two scenes that greet you upon arrival.

            1. The lights are low and the waiter brings you the menu, you order and now are kind of stuck and hungry from driving around endlessly looking for a decent place to eat i.e., a place where you won’t get dysentery.

            2. Once you order, the lights come on and a hooker with her pimp approaches each table.

            a. Mine goes: ‘Ah, you know I was a photo model in Douala (That’s in Cameroon and if a Central African woman makes it there, that’s already something), but I would give all that up if you take a shower with me. Then I give her my always unfortunate (for them) story that I am happily married and not interested in having any inappropriate showers with anyone but myself and my wife. Furthermore, I told her what my wife told me before I left for Africa.

            b. My wife said: ‘If you go there and find another woman, just know that I will go there, find you, find the woman, kill her, take the weapon I used to kill her to the police, present myself to the police and then you can go home and explain to our children why I am serving a life sentence in Butthole, Africa.’

            c. Unfortch I still had to pay for the pimp’s effort to bring his hooker to my table…10$. Highway robbery, man. I know 2 bedroom houses stateside now cost 400000$ but in Africa 10$ is highway robbery.

            d. So, yeah if you’re just reading through and don’t want to read 1 and 2.a-c. above of this message, when in Bangui, please do go to ‘The Tropicana’ restaurant.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Haha, Yelp in Africa must be crazy… “this place was decent” EDIT: my autocorrect changed dysentery to decent C. Hahaha

              • Ante Galic says:
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                Grey!!

                a. By the way, you didn’t correct the guy below who called you Greg! Man, if I had a dollar for every person who either misspelled or called you by someone else’s name (myself included on both counts), I’d be a potato farmer in Idaho.

                b. Nah, surprisingly smart phones with a lot of apps already loaded so not too much mystery in urban areas. The problem is if the restaurant you want to visit isn’t in google. Then you’re in that black hole of Calcutta with no way out.

                c. Bangui is also home to a Chinese restaurant, its name you ask? ‘The Chinese Restaurant’ on account of the fact that it’s the only one in town. It’s pretty good and you can rent a room above the restaurant for like 25$, so not bad overall. Also, the Chinese restaurant is right across the street from the Embassy, so you can just run over and boom, you’re on American soil.

                d. Totally unrelated question. Which mobile quarterback would you take if you were drafting them at the height of their abilities?

                1. Kordell Stewart
                2. (S)Cam Newton

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

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                  Those would be some spicy potatoes! C. Better than The Dysentary Restaurant d. I’ve never heard of these guys

  3. ThE sHiT says:
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    If you guys (anyone please chime in), could choose between having the #2 pick or #11 pick in a 12 team snake draft, which would you choose?

    I drew #11, might be able to straight up trade spots to #2

    • Aardvark says:
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      I think I would just stay and take Betts

      • Aardvark says:
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        Damn. I mean I would try and get betts.

    • packers2018 says:
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      At 11 and 14 there’s a good chance of you getting a combo of two from Manny, Bregman, Story, Freddy, Goldy, Baez and then still get Hoskins, Rendon, or a stud OF on your next turn.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      I read an analysis a couple years ago. The earlier you draft, the better your draft. The snaking does not make up for the lack of elite talent.

      Think about it this way. if you draft 2nd. you get the second best player in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and so forth. If you draft 11th, you get the second best player in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and so forth. which sounds better?

      • bigbear says:
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        Sounds like the coefficient of analysis, voodoo magic, marketing, and swags. Otherwise known as where Grey’s rankings, my crappy opinion, website rankings, and league-mate opinions collide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Betts all day

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        Still kinda torn. But i did hit up the other manager to see if he wants to make the switch. Thanks for the input guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Big Nate says:
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    Thanks for update Grey. How many ABs do you think we project for Hampson this year? The madness has to stop…

    Auction draft tomorrow – do you know if there is an excel version of the War Room this year?

  5. Aardvark says:
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    With lindor’s progression. Would you still take Baez over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so, but I did draft Lindor in one league (accidentally, don’t ask)

  6. Aardvark says:
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    With Lindor’s progression would you still take Baez over him?

    Sorry if this posts twice.

    • Chud says:
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      I know Gray has Baez above him w/ the updated rankings but I’m feeling Lindor is the safer pick.

      • Aardvark says:
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        Yeah that’s kind of where I’m at. But with lindors injury I guess the risk is that it lingers all season where Baez is healthy

        • Chud says:
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          I meant Lindor safer to repeat his elite production. The injury obviously adds an element of risk. Either way u will be getting a stud.

          • Aardvark says:
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            Who do you like more Yelich or acuna? I’m picking 6th and am tossed between the two

            • Bill Lumbergh says:
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              Acuña – not close

            • Chud says:
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              Acuna. We haven’t seen anything near his peak yet…..I feel Yelich already reached his w/ his crazy assault on the NL in the second 1/2.

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              Acuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  7. Chud says:
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    Last day before dynasty salary cutdown:

    Been offered my Altuve (32)/Beuhler (2)

    for his Kluber (20)/ Torres (5).

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      I’d hold.

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      Agree with BigBear

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Chud says:
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        Dynasty salary trade #2 of the day:

        My Arenado ($29)/Paxton ($7)

        for his Baez ($20)/DeGrom ($25)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez side

          • Chud says:
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            Sweet.

            Dynasty #1 counter trade offer:

            My Altuve (32)/Mikolas (2)

            for his Kluber (20)/Torres (5)

            Enjoy the weekend!

            • Grey

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              Thanks! Kluber side

  8. Dom says:
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    If you were drafting to keep for the next 3 years who would you rather have: Matt Olson or Victor Robles?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Robles

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  9. Terrence G McLaughlin says:
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    Hey Greg love your posts. I just had a Cleveland Indians take. I think if they were in any other division in baseball they wouldn’t keep making the playoffs. And then get embarrassed by the red Sox yankee s or astros. I would have traded Kluber and Bauer. It looks like Clevinger Bieber are about to take the next step up anyways. And they have this kid Tristan who looks like a stud in the minors. My two offensive sleepers on the tribe are Greg Allen for cheap steals and maybe Bauers but that’s a big maybe. What’s your take?

    • Grey

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      I think whoever wins 90 games in the AL Central is making the playoffs, then, once in the playoffs, the team with the best pitching does well (Indians)… I did almost bet Twins to win the World Series, fwiw

  10. bigbear says:
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    What’s the line for the average number of hodgepadre SPs rostered on championship winning teams?

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      2.5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Strahm and Paddack — so approx. 2

      • Jj says:
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        Lucchesi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OH EM GEE, 3 Padres SPs! You need em!

          • bigbear says:
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            Ha! The struggle is real!

  11. Thad Striker says:
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    Serious keeper conundrum in my home league (12-team 6×6 OPS, 5-OF). I already have Yelich and Eddie Rosario in my outfield along with Story (SS) and Albies (2B).

    Keep Odor (MI) or Eloy (OF3) where either guy costs a 20th rd pick to keep?

    Love the long-term stud upside of a power-hitting Eloy, but Odor has been to the 30/15 mountain twice already, he’s just 25, and he upped his walk rate last year. What say you, Razzball? Thanks for the help!

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with CGS

  12. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Franco in the 6 or 7 hole is going to see a lot of friendly pitches……..he is going to hit like Bobby Abreu with a 7 run lead. (Razzball rule 89.b)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  13. Dubs23 says:
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    Cut down day. League has some inflated numbers so salaries may seem off to you but I am keeping Machado $44, Bregman $27, Baez $16, Benintendi $19, Conforto $8, Snell $6, Bieber $5, Glasnow $3, Buehler $1 and dropping Gallo $25, Mazara $6, Odor $16, Freeland $8, Foltnywiecz $5, Skaggs $3.

    Anyone have any issues with this plan?

    • bigbear says:
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      Nope. But Folty and Freeland are nice at that price. If you have the option… SP should be fine without them though. But rock star with them.

      • Dubs23 says:
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        Thanks. I agree. Since I can only keep 9 I am thinking the 5/4 gives me balance heading in to the draft. Folty’s elbow was why I chose Bieber and Glasnow over him. I would love to keep more pitching but the guys I chose have the most “value” I think. It seems like everyone in my league is down on Freeland so I can probably just get him back close to $8. I appreciate the feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with bear

  14. The Skrimmer says:
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    Drop Ryu for Paddock or hold?

    • Cram It says:
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      Is Paddack ranked 150 spots ahead of Ryu?

    • peacecoast says:
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      they both probably get you the same total innings this year, tough one without knowing for sure Paddack gets a spot.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Keep Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  15. Lt says:
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    First off Grey every year I just follow your rankings and grab every pitcher your calling as a sleeper and it works out more often than not so thanks. 2 major questions ones more theoretically speaking.
    Any sort of way to take your 5×5 rankings and adjust them to points league scoring? I know there are some differences in how rankings go with points to standard.

    I grasp you place your rankings down and it’s is what it is but at say the 3rd pick is it more stop thinking so much and draft Acuna or is the move to draft Ramirez or JD and attempt to flip them before the season starts for a Baez and more? With the adp so blatant between the two for instance do I try to maximize my value? Too risky or too much thinking and talking from me? Haha either way thanks Grey or anyone with an opinion

    • Cram It says:
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      How is drafting JD and trading him for Baez different from just drafting Baez?

      • Lt says:
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        Baez on some adp sites is taken around 16 and Martinez pretty much 4th every time. I could return Baez and a closer or another player that has much more value according to Greys rankings than the norm.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          You’d have to get lucky that the team that drafted the guy you want (e.g., Baez) agrees with ADP that JDM is considerably better, and that team would also need to have a surplus of what you want the plus to be.

          So if you think there will be a team that drafts Baez and prefers JDM and an extra closer that they don’t need, then this strategy works. I think the likelihood is you don’t find a team the the right combination of relative valuation and surplus players immediately after the draft, and you deflate JDM’s trade value by shopping him immediately after the draft.

          • Lt says:
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            Thanks, appreciate the feedback. I don’t really specifically mean Baez I just picked him cause the adp difference is there with him.

            • Curious George Springer says:
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              Right, the point stands with whoever you are targeting.

    • bigbear says:
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      If you can you trade down in the draft that’s the path I’d take.

  16. Cram It says:
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    So if Seager is out, doesn’t Beckham take third and Crawford takes SS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Crawford was sent to the minors..

      • Cram It says:
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        Well that solves that.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Healy plays 3rd. More ABs for him and Vogelbach.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      Healy will probably play 3B while Seager is out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy’s in there for a few

  17. Puigy Bank says:
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    @Grey 11team, 5×5 roto. What are your thoughts on the team I drafted last night? Thanks.

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Albies
    3B – Baez
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Dahl
    UTIL – Inciarte
    BN – Shaw

    SP – Clevinger, Wheeler, Ed-Rod, Eovaldi, Skaggs, Woodruff
    RP – Wade Davis, Cody Allen, Will Smith, Melancon, Strickland

    Also, would you trade Rizzo and Bogaerts for Trea Turner with this lineup?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Yes, take Treat and then you can play Shaw..

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      I was expecting this to be a no-brainer, but maybe I undersold Bogaerts.

      Here are Grey’s projections

      TT: 105/20/71/41/.281
      XB: 89/25/105/10/.291

      TS: 82/36/104/5/.252
      AR: 91/33/108/7/.287

      I guess it comes down to whether the 30 SBs you gain are worth giving up 40 RBIs and a lot of batting average. My gut tells me that you’re better off getting the best player (Turner) and then figuring it out. You have a bunch of solid Avg. guys, and SBs appears to be your biggest weakness, so I think this works for you (though you only have one batting average standout).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great pitching and solid hitting… I like the team overall… Not much to complain about… Upgrade to Trea, sure, then Shaw moves into your lineup?

      • Puigy Bank says:
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        Yup, with yahoo’s eligibility I can either move Hoskins to 1B and slot Shaw in at UTIL or just move Shaw to 1B.

        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solid then

          • Puigy Bank says:
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            He countered with:

            Turner and Haniger for Rizzo, Albies, Bogaerts

            Too much? Hoskins would move to 1B. Shaw to 2B.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems a bit much now

  18. Crime dog says:
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    Been looking for a good companion lately so this timely Grey, thank you.

    Did Peter really change his name to Pete and make it official? What is he 12? I feel like he’s a little late in life to be doing that and be so adamant about it. I’m not 23 I’m 24 meany!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is your buddy, buddy, buddy….

      Haha, yeah, he did change it to Pete

  19. Curious George Springer says:
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    IDK if Crawford will ever pan out, but I’m definitely expecting him to get a significant opportunity today. Maybe Beckham moves to 3B (though hard to believe he would supplant Seager, unless Seager is hurt all year or something).

    The Mariners front office loves Crawford (http://sports.mynorthwest.com/596401/nearly-whole-mariners-front-office-wanted-j-p-crawford/?), so I can’t imagine he will be held down for a long time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Crawford is destined to be a guy who gets 500+ ABs and have no fantasy value

  20. The Great Knoche says:
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    Richards isn’t going to light the world on fire, but I think he will get the walks under control, and has a chance to be a top 3 fantasy starter, and the second coming of Kyle Hendriks. You weren’t high on Hendriks either when he projected as Cubs number 5 starter a view years back, but if there’s one thing that plays its the Changeup.

    9.0+K rate, and 2nd best change-up in the game. Problem is the crappy team he plays for limits the wins, but I see a 3.5 ERA 1.2 WHIP and 180K possibility. Gimme some.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hope so since I just drafted Richards in one league

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      Top 3 fantasy starter sounds like setting the world on fire, IMO.

  21. Old School Brother says:
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    *Visits Razzball for first time since purchasing ad free and Rudy’s tools*

    WHAT IS THIS SORCERY!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA right?!

  22. peacecoast says:
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    Say a prayer for all those LOOGY’s out there. I am personally excited about this change. Dunno why exactly. I just like change. Robot umps too bring it on! I think hitters will hate it though, at least at first.
    My first RCL draft is next week. Can you give me some advice? Generally how many SP and RP should I choose? Love that it is a 1C league. I am in the FCL I assume these guys are pretty good.

    Are you sitting in your hotel room bored of masturbating and writing the daily article? Prepping for your auction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind the changes, does anyone really care about seeing LOOGYs? 6/3 SP/RP

      I’m with my moms until this afternoon when I go in and meet Rudy

  23. Sal Grieco says:
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    I read that’s franmil is going to start at right field and Myers is going to center leaving Margot out. Do you think Reyes could get 500 at bats this year? I just think he could hit potentially 30 homers if given the opportunity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so on Franmil! I’d take that with a grain of salt

  24. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Grey,

    Yo I asked malamoney that same Story or Lindor question, he said he’s not drafting Story until the 8th round after Carlos Santana!! Then he advised another person to avoid Acuña until the 4th round!! This boy has lost his points league marbles!! No disrespect to Razzball but I got enough crazy from Tehol recommending Dom Brown all those years (prolly in a straitjacket somewhere still muttering “Oh Dom Brown, my sleek sweaty sinewy stallion, my musclebound man, my alliterative device…”). Congrats, malamoney is the new Tehol.

    Don’t disrespect the champ stamp!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo, Dom Brown looks good in semi-pro ball this spring

      • Bitter Beerface says:
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        Well ya know, spring stats do tell the whole story…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well yeah!

  25. A-Ram Baller says:
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    12 team H2H category league. 3 keepers (Rizzo, Báez, Hoskins) have the 3rd pick. Your rankings say Mondesei but Kershaw, Nola, Snell, Verlander, Kluber all available. Take Mondesei or one of the pitchers?

    • A-Ram Baller says:
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      Cole available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  26. Danny Almonte says:
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    Sup Grey

    Keep Paxton in rd 5 or Mikolas in 18?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Mikolas

  27. Justin Millette says:
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    Mister Fantasy Master Lothario,

    Would greatly appreciate any quick thoughts on my team. 16 team mixed league, 6×6 with OPS and BB allowed as the extra categories. Albies, JD, and Desmond were keepers. Very high inflation in this league — Trout and Mookie went for ~$100 each.

    C Welington Castillo CWS, C $2
    1B Ian Desmond Col, 1B $1
    2B Ozzie Albies Atl, 2B $11
    SS Adalberto Mondesi KC, SS $19
    3B Maikel Franco Phi, 3B $1
    OF J.D. Martinez Bos, LF $60
    OF Andrew Benintendi Bos, LF $48
    OF Nomar Mazara Tex, RF $12
    UT Ramon Laureano Oak, CF $2
    BN Nick Senzel Cin, 2B $7

    Mike Clevinger Cle, SP $28
    German Marquez Col, SP $15
    Luis Castillo Cin, SP $12
    Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD, SP $5
    Joey Lucchesi SD, SP $5
    Will Smith SF, RP $11
    Arodys Vizcaino Atl, RP $9
    Cody Allen LAA, RP $9
    Greg Holland, Ari, RP $1
    Kelvin Herrera CWS, RP $2

    Btw — how many rosters do you think you comment on leading up to the season?

    Thanks for all of your great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your keepers must’ve helped big time, bc your team looks a lot better than a 16 teamer… Love the hitting, and pitching, my only concern is your RPs…

      –Too many

      –No problem

      • Justin Millette says:
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        Haha. I’m sure some of the RPs won’t last on the roster for very long. Thanks again. Looking forward to the write ups when the season gets going.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    16 team Dynasty league that is 5×5 with no HR’s. I am stuck with Starlin Castro (for years) and have been monocling Chad Pinder. Castro is not killing me but…yawwwn. Would you swap and hope for some beautiful rhymes or stick with the Castro we know?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    RCL#24 drafts tomorrow morning @10AM… Need one more!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you tell Truss about the one owner needed? His post goes up later today I believe… forget Pinder for now…

  29. peacecoast says:
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    Hmm Justin Bour batting clean up in LAA? thoughts
    I know he hits lefties poorly but who else do they have at 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols eventually when Ohtani DHs

      • peacecoast says:
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        and that, my friend, is why you are in charge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  30. waffles says:
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    do you like Strahm or Paddack better for 2019?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked them both

  31. BJFOHOHL says:
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    Are you in NYC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        Back home with the real Jews! I’m jelly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, just had matzoh ball soup and a discussion of how much one tips

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            That’s an easy one. Tips are for Goys

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Total goy move!

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                would a Goy Pride shirt be considered racist?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope, and they’d pay retail for the flags

  32. TC says:
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    I’m a huge Red Sox fan and Benintendi owner on multiple teams. Can someone please explain my feeling of dread that he’s not going to be, or become, as fantasy valuable as many people think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FOMO — fear of my owning

      • TC says:
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        I’ll try and step off my own self created ledge…. thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey – Any concerns about Alfaro being ready for Opening Day? Debating between him and Boeuf late in a draft and leaning towards the latter for less uncertainty, am I crazy?

    Enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just drafted Alfaro, he sounds fine

      • Sano Chance in Hell says:
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        Thanks…good luck w/Tout this weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  34. Gator says:
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    Who are you picking between Mondesi & Benintendi? Seems Benintendi is the safer pick but Mondesi more upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi, but guess it could depend on 1st picks

  35. Dr Sauce says:
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    We have a 6 man bench; I carry 5 pitchers and 1 hitter.

    I realize you have them ranked but given the likelihood that McMahon, at worst, is on the right side of a platoon and at best it the every day 2b in sweet Colorado … would you rather have McMahon or Happ as a bench bat??

    Good luck in Tout!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Happ

  36. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey bud. I know you’re in tout wars over the weekend and I know you like Robles. Wanted to give you a heads up that Davey said pretty definitely that Robles is going to start the season hitting 8th. Not sure if you heard that. Good luck this weekend. Because we’re dorks, the kids and I will probably listen to the broadcast. I challenge you to work Flukazy innif the give you an interview.

    Did you take Yandy Diaz? Did we add a bench press category when I wasn’t looking?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Also on Beckham…with Seager out it’s going to be him and Healy on the left side of the infield which is the defensive equivalent of that centipede movie I will never see

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, it’s gonna be like a broken roomba on the left side, sucking on everything and spitting it back up

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      And Hey Culligan man. What time is the auction being broadcast?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        IDK. Probably on demand it XM app for extra dork power

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This could be

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d guess around 9 AM EST

    • BJFOHOHL says:
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      Flukazy! Thats my Culligan Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going to insist they call me Flukazy…. I will not answer to anything else…

      Thanks on Robles, that kinda sucks for him… I do think it’s not firm if he hits… They prolly said Soto would be a platoon guy and sent right back down right when he was called up… I drafted Yandy? I didn’t mean to, maybe my NFBC was on auto incorrectly…

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        We need to get Rotowear on a Flukazy shirt. I’ll #flukazy on Twitter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What would the picture be on the shirt? How about Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            I forget what Flukazy and hey culligan were supposed to mean.

            • BJFOHOHL says:
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              I believe it was getting a fluke good day out of a garbage pitcher because you were too lazy to set your lineups.

              It entered the lexicon even though it never made the glossary

              Also Flukazy must always be said like you’re from Brooklyn or Jersey

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, yeah, that’s right, JFOH… Flukazy has had an interesting rise to prominence amongst the Razzballiterati

                • BJFOHOHL says:
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                  It’s a hell of a word. Im calling in a favor with Kenny at Rotowear to get this on a shirt with a Razzball logo. We actually talked this morning and my stranger things inspired roto whirt will be dropping this summer (its fantasy fiend done in the stranger things writing)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Love it!

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      which one?

                      Kidding, you love both!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Of course!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have no idea either, they’re just funny words

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            You talking to an empty basement?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes! How do we get this on a shirt?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Maybe not musta been team 7 going the other direction. I made my pick at like 430 am

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think I have Yandy, but I’ve been on my phone for the last 2 days

  37. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Grey, Schmohawks gonna Schmohawk. Sevy out until “at least” May. We all know what happens next. Good luck at tout wars, get yourself an authentic New York slice at Sbarro’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve heard great things about Sbarro’s!

      Damn on Severino, really annoyed more people didn’t draft him before he broke

  38. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Grey,

    My annual keeper question for the lothario… this is a 10tm points league, keep 9 forever. Given my 8 no doubt keepers are:

    Rizzo
    Bellinger
    Bregman
    Benintendi
    Arenado
    Yelich
    Syndergard
    Nola

    I need to pick one more of Rosario, Berrios or MadBum…. I’m leaning Berrios since my outfield is loaded but not sure. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      S your H at them

  39. Paul Bryant says:
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    I cannot make up my mind on my last couple of keepers. 12 teams, 8 x 8 Yahoo roto league, extra cats are Batter K, OBP, XBH, Losses, Pitcher BB, HLD, QS. You can keep a player indefinitely, does not affect drafting position. I get 10 keepers. Regular draft format (non-snake), I have 3rd, 27th and 34th picks in the supplemental draft of unprotected players. In this league, we play LF, CF and RF positions instead

    I am pretty much set on these 8:

    Abreu
    Gennett
    Arenado
    Correa
    Soto (LF)
    Eloy Jimenez (LF/U)
    Buehler
    Clevinger

    I am trying to decide between Osuna, Whitley, Conforto and Pollock for the last 2 keeper spots, and who to take with the #3 pick.

    The best closers available in the draft (besides Osuna, if not kept), are Leclerc and then probably Yates. There will likely be a closer run before I take my second pick at #27. Whitley might make it to #27, but there is no guarantee, and I will probably regret if for years if I leave him unprotected and somebody else grabs him. I like both Conforto and Pollock (I have CF and RF slots to fill, Eloy will be my U when he gets the call), but there may also be options like Pham and Castellanos available. There is also the possibility of passing on both Conforto and Castellanos, keeping Osuna, and then taking Leclerc at#3 if he is there (and maybe jump-starting that closer run early). Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna, Conforto

      • Chin Music says:
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        Thanks, Grey. I was leaning that way already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Chin Music says:
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      *I meant passing on both Conforto and Pollock (not Castellanos)

  40. Dave D says:
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    Man, the two hour clock can’t come soon enough. Son sh*tting the bed ready to time out round 30. I’m going on auto.

    Hows NY? Have you been to Essa Bagel? Nothing quite like a real NY deli.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had a great bagel in LA the other day… A new place opened not that far from me… I’m not that big of a bagel guy, tho, tbh…. I had Italian food last night, so I’m happy… Went to King Umberto!

      • Dave D says:
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        Nice! Plenty of options for Italian too. Lots of old school places are great. Make sure if you’re sitting near a vegan to order veal. You really lucked out on the weather. This time last week was 30 degrees cooler.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, weather is beautiful… and the filetto Di pomodoro! The best, my favorite!

      • Dave D says:
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        You’re up in DC. Us backenders are quick. Son autopick because he timed out 4 hours and paid the price by drafting Siroka

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He autodrafted? WTH? That has to be a mistake

          • Dave D says:
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            Not a mistake, a natural consequence of timing out after four hours, therefore being automatically placed on autopick, and not setting his draft queue. Tough guacamole!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wonder how he missed 4 hours tho, hope he’s okay… doesn’t seem like him

  41. brett says:
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    grey

    how would you rank pete alonso, denzel and eloy for this year and how would you rank them in a dynasty league

    • Cram It says:
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      They’re already ranked for this year. *See rankings.

      • Dave D says:
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        HAHA, Cram! Too funny. How about a sarcastic but reasonable question like “enter player name into player search and read.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked them for this year in the rankings

      Future: Eloy, Senzel

  42. Cohen says:
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    Question might of been asked earlier but with 6 th pick in 12 team roto was leaning Yelich but Acuna is so tempting.
    I know your rankings so is it still Yelich ahead of Acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s a coin flip, but I’d prolly go Yelich

  43. Big Ticket says:
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    How far does Muncy drop in weekly leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About two rounds (20 picks)

  44. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey,

    Have a pre-draft trade question for you. Through various trades in my points keeper league, I’ve acquired better keepers (Bregman, Flaherty, Acuna, Dahl and Severino are who I currently have), but traded some draft picks in the process. Currently still have a 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th and 2 9ths in the first 10 rounds. With all of the guys being kept, I’m looking at guys like Votto, Abreu, Haniger, Justin Turner, Luis Castillo etc. in that 3rd round area. I’m debating trading my 3rd round pick for a 4th and 6th and my 5th round pick for 2 7ths. Would you rather have the better pick/player or trade down and get a couple of guys who aren’t all that different?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind those two trades, players aren’t that different and you get a few more of them…

  45. Perfect Game says:
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    I’m getting paralysis of analysis and made the mistake of listening to too many sources regarding Javy Baez. I’m prepping for my 10-team, standard roto draft next week . The main thing with Baez I’ve been reading about are his peripherals from last year – high chase rate , high BABIP and low walk rate doesn’t equal repeat of 2018.

    I need some clarity and reassurance from All Mighty Grey. Between Story and Baez , who do you trust more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I trust Baez, he swings like crazy, but Vlad Sr. used to swing like crazy and was fine…

  46. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Does anyone (!) know and can divulge when the aritration-relief deadline is? I was OK when Kris Bryant was a rookie (mid-April) but not if i won’t occur until June. Wen will be know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every player is different

  47. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12 tm H2H Era whip QS k’s k\9 and L’s but no W cat
    Would you drop any of Musgrove Pivetta Ryu for Paddack right now?

    • Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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      Also have Buehler Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Vincent Vega says:
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    In a Sv+hold H2H league with I’d and K\9 which 2 would you prefer out of Ottavino Kela and Seranthony ?

    • Vincent Vega says:
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      K’s and K\9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a Kela

  49. KillerB says:
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    @grey – thanks as always for the great guidance and posts.

    Quick question — in an auction keeper league and can trade matt Chapman ($1) and glasnow ($1) for Goldy ($56). It’s obviously great to turn those two guys into an all star, but it also means I have two more spots to fill with $54 fewer dollars. Still have enough to go after a top tier OF and SP but not much else.

    Instead I could keep both $1 guys, keep Abreu ($36) and Springer ($44) and effectively have as much money to spend (ie, costs a little more, but fills 4 spots rather than net -1). What do you think? Grab the elite 1B or spread it around?

    Please and thanks.

    PS. Only other 1Bs in the auction are Carpenter and Votto. And both will go for around $30-35 I think.

    PPS. The rest of my team is: Ramos, Albies, Baez, Mondesi, Andujar, Chapman, Olson, Conforto, Enciarte, Eloy, Corbin, Buehler, Flaherty, Clevinger, Cody Allen, Giles, Wade Davis. So open slots are 1B (Goldy/Abreu), CI (if I give up Chapman), OF1 (get in auction), OF2 (Springer or need to get in auction), OF5 (get in auction), SP1 (get in auction) and potentially SP6 (glasnow or get in auction).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you know what to do… forget that trade and go Abreu and a Springer

  50. OM says:
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    @grey: Keeper question: 6X6, OPS and Q/BB league, four keepers allowed, for up to three years.

    I’m definitely keeping Bellinger, Snell, and Nola (all very cheap).

    Who should be my fourth? Devers for $2 (eligible 2019 and 2020), Moncado for $7 (same eligibility) or Morton for $3 (also eligible for 2021)? You like Morton for next year, but I don’t love keeping three SPs. Also, Devers and Moncoda both feel like better upside plays for 2020.

    Would really appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

      • OM says:
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        Thank you, good sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Heywood says:
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    In what order would you draft these guys senzel, hampson, pete alonso

  52. The Great Knoche says:
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    Strahm! Hit, Walk, hit. Hit, walk, hit. Let the Boys come home! Strahm!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm!

  53. JJ says:
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    18 team auction
    Going to go zero players in the top 60
    All 23 players in the 60-250 range, hopefully a complete balanced team.
    How bad of an idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound terrible

  54. The Great Knoche says:
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    Grimey you’re on the clock. 30 minutes to go!

  55. Primetime says:
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    Grey, Domingo is looking fantastic… hes in my Friday Buy post. Can’t wait few weeks away.. Friday Buy post…

    I grabbing him as my last pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta love the price too!

  56. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    h2h 12 team league, with OBP

    I have as keepers Arenado, Acuña, and Story.

    What combination of players your like best to pair with the above keepers:

    Dahl + Shaw
    Dahl + Rosario
    Rosario + Shaw

    Maybe even change one of the above with Gennett.

    Thanks a ton! Enjoy the friday.

    • chris says:
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      No MI or CI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love Dahl/Shaw

  57. Yorkie says:
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    Grey in a keeper league for my last minor league keeper would you rather keep Dakota Hudson or Corbin Burnes? Looking to stash a possible SP to use until they reach their 50 up MLB limit. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes

  58. Crazy J says:
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    Well… my first Y! 12-team 5×5 roto and I got the 2nd draft slot… and I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the results even after landing Lindor as my second pick:

    C – Grandal
    1B – Gallo
    2B – Albies
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts/Springer/Dahl
    Util – Muncy/Moncada/Ohtani/Renfroe/T.White/Palka
    SP – Clevinger/Marquez/Castillo/Happ/Porcello/C.Anderson
    RP – S.Greene/S.Dominguez/Herrera

    Obviously I am scraping the barrel for saves, but I also feel I need a speedster. I felt the ones available late were either 1-tool or uncertain (Hampson). Mondesei was drafted right ahead of me as was Bellinger, and Shaw didn’t last on one of the turns. Anyhow, I really play to trade so maybe I can unload some of this power for speed. Any glaring suggestions? I don’t usually grab so many batters but the RP pool was pretty dried up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re gonna be happy you got Lindor that late…. Your UTIL slot is bonkers, why do you have so many bats? You should be trying to scrounge up arms late… Especially for some saves… I like the hitting and starting pitching a lot tho… Solid team overall, not lose White, Palka and Renfroe for some RPs

      • Crazy J says:
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        Appreciate the advice, I think I have to wait until those guys are hitting moon-shots before I can get some action, but I will put it out there. They ran the closers early, usually there is enough to scrounge up, but not this time. When someone drafts Steckenrider from under you it’s BAD!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe you trade something something for a something something

  59. Matt says:
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    I need some quick advice on my final keeper.

    14 team 5×5 OBP League

    I can either keep Matt Carpenter in the 6th round, or JT Realmuto in the 13th round.

    Already keeping:
    – Mike Trout in the 9th round
    – Anthony Rizzo in the 14th round
    – Patrick Corbin in the 17th round

    I like Carpenter (ALOT) better, especially considering it’s an OBP league, and feel like i don’t really want to keep a catcher, but I can’t get over Realmuto’s value in the 13th round.

    Thoughts?

    • Matt says:
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      Or do I keep both, and ditch Corbin?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t ditch Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

      • Matt says:
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        After alot of pondering, that where I was leaning too. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. FrankGrimes says:
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    we’re about done soooooo….
    Roast My Team!

    C Narvaez
    C Alfaro
    1B Voit
    2B Villar
    3B Chapman
    SS Mondesi
    MI Senzel
    CI Devers
    OF Stanton
    OF Harper
    OF Haniger
    OF Palka
    OF Cordero/Schebler!
    U White/Bour
    SP Corbin Paxton Lucchesi Freeland Strahm Luzardo Whitley Samardzija
    RP Knebel Strop Minter Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey! WTF is this mess? Kidding, you look solid on pitching (Freeland?), and good in power and speed on hitting, but low on AVG

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Kinda like Freeland and his 4 seamer
        I seen him pitch a lot plus he pitches in the nl west etc etc

        My avg will suck and prolly be hurting for saves.
        Chances to beat Rudy? Maybe 15% ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It depends, did Rudy draft Kevin Kiermaier like he has in every league?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Ha no. He missed out this time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            I jumped in another RCL this morning.
            How many is too many?
            I went young upsidy offense and only 1 starter (8th round) til late.

            C Willians
            1B PeteyAlonso
            2B Lowrie
            3B Suarez
            SS Story
            CI Vlad jr
            MI segura
            OF Acuña
            OF Soto
            OF Dahl
            OF Conforto
            OF Laureano
            U Santana
            BN Hampson

            SP Marquez Matz Musgrove
            RP Leclerc Yates Iglesias Allen Barnes Bradley Betances Minter

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like this offense a lot, Santana is pretty bleh tho… Your pitching is fine, you’re ready to stream!

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                It’s Domingo!

                Did you draft today or tomorrow?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Drafting today, wish me luck, Grimey!

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Good luck!
                    Don’t be late again!

                    Duggar in reserve round haha.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, thanks!

          • knoche took him in the 20th. so ‘almost every’ league.

  61. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    Looking for your expert advice, as usual here … I really like Niko Goodrum and I want to keep him on my roster. Problem is, I’m going to have to cut someone I don’t want to cut. You already told me not to cut Ramon Laureano for him, and I agree. But what about Tyler White? White kinda scares me because he could get buried in Houston pretty quick and benched if he has any struggles. Goodrum, on the other hand, should still get 500 ABs based on last year and what he’s doing so far in ST. I don’t think the Tigers can keep him out of the lineup

    One other note. I really like Goodrum’s position eligibility. He can play almost anywhere. White is stuck at 1B or Utility.

    So, cut White for Goodrum? Or keep White?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can lose White for Goodrum

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thanks. Really appreciate your opinion there. I was stuck, unsure what to do.

        Got another question, though.

        Received an offer of Daniel Murphy for Eddie Rosario. Dynasty league, so it’s a keep forever move. I really like Murhpy in Coors but the age difference is Huge. Rosario is 27, Murphy is 34. Do I play for the next couple years with Murphy or would you hold onto Rosario?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Rosario

          • Harley Earl says:
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            That’s what I thought you’d say! Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  62. Cincinnati Man says:
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    Follow hard – try to balance you, steamer then Rudy complimented the BAT and incorporated that late. Pick 11 of 12 (keepers) OPS and QS in H2H

    Bregman
    Stanton
    Bellinger
    Corbin
    Ozzie Albies
    Ozuna
    German Marquez
    Travis Shaw
    Nomar Mazara
    Shane Bieber
    Ken Giles
    Charlie Morton
    Odor
    Rich Hill
    Shane Greene
    Dallas Keuchel
    Franmil Reyes
    Brad Boxberger
    Garrett Hampson
    Michael Pineada

    Thoughts? I’m feeling good about it. feels heavy on batting upside vs pitching upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like guys I like besides Morton and Keuchel, in QS it makes more sense… Your hitting looks solid on OPS and pretty good elsewhere… I think the team looks good overall…

      • Cincinnati Man says:
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        Full punt on catchers. I’ve found streaming pitchers gets me more than what a catcher delivers. It’s been working in H2H

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  63. Jesus... Aguilar says:
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    Got an interesting keeper trade for you Grey

    My – Andujar $7, Mallex Smith $1, and Marquez $10
    For – Turner $39, Flarety $6

    12 team OBP, what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side

  64. William Hung says:
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    In a boon to David Dahl’s fantasy outlook: Cargo signed with the Indians

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best news ever!

  65. WhampWhamp says:
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    @grey what do you think of this H2H 12 team league OPS and Saves +Holds draft with keepers:

    C: Gary Sanchez
    1b: Josh Bell
    2b: Aldaberto Mondesi
    SS: Jose Peraza
    3b: Travis Shaw
    OF: Bryce Harper
    OF: Kris Bryant
    OF: Rhys Hoskins
    Util: Michael Conforto
    Util: Ender Inciarte

    SP: Chris Sale
    SP: Robbie Ray
    SP: Joey Lucchesi
    RP: Craig Kimbrel
    RP:Jose Leclerc
    RP: Archie Bradley
    P: Cody Allen
    Bench: Matz
    Bench: Tyler Skaggs
    Bench: Blake Parker
    Bench: Zach Efflin
    Bench: Kelvin Herrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching is insane, hopefully Kimbrel signs somewhere… Even with the pitching, your hitting is solid too… Nice team, homey!

  66. KevinB says:
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    Good morning sunshine,

    Keeper question 12team rotisseri 5×5, “keep 5”

    possible keepers and round

    turner 1st
    bellinger 2nd
    Hoskins 3rd
    rendon 4th
    bregman 7th
    baez 8th
    bauer 9th
    mondesi 20th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Baez, Mondesi, Turner, Bregman

  67. KevinB says:
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    Follow up to previous post,

    we keep players for 3 years max

    I can trade my 2nd and 3rd round picks to get Trout and keep the later round players from the above post.

    thanks for all you do!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get Trout!

      • kevinB says:
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        To be sure you agree, I should get Trout for my 2nd and 3rd round picks.
        I then keep trout with my first round pick instead of keeping turner with my first.
        Also I keep bregman, baez and Bauer with my 7th, 8th and 9th rounders and Mondesi with my 20th round pick.

        I win most years because of you!!

        In Grey we trust!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice! Yes, that’s right… Get Trout

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Any concerns about drafting kimbrel as your RP1 in a mixed 12 team draft tonight? At the right price of course (I feel like he could be a steal without a team yet)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m massively concerned… I own him and wish I didn’t… I think around 9th or 10th round is fine

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – auction formats… $10-12 tops? I keep reading that maybe teams wait until June when they don’t need to give up a pick…and then who knows what those team closer situations are…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, around there sounds fine…

  69. The Great Knoche says:
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    Way to get on the Petewagon! Can’t wait to see how the rest of your pitching staff gets “assembled”

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I take that back. Marquez for $13 is a steal. And Quintana works too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Crazy right?

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Almost as crazy as Avila for $6. Love the way it turned out though.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, yeah, I just had six bucks to blow and there was no catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, all aboard!

  70. RoarOf84 says:
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    What are your thoughts on this team that I drafted last night? Any holes or areas to improve?

    For context, it’s a 10-team, h2h categories league (OPS and holds as the 6th categories. Each team is able to keep up to 6 players without any restrictions. We are upping that number to 8 for next year and I think I have a lot of good options.

    As for the draft itself, I had a lot of early round draft picks that I acquired by selling off excess keeper options.

    C – Willson Contreras
    1b – Jose Abreu
    2b – Travis Shaw
    3b – Alex Bregman (K)
    SS – Adalberto Mondesi
    MI – Manny Machado (K)
    CI – Kris Bryant (K)
    OF – Ronald Acuna (K)
    OF – David Dahl
    OF – Domingo Santana
    OF – Kole Calhoun
    U – Carlos Correa (K)
    Bench Bats – Eloy Jimenez, Shohei Ohtani, Marwin Gonzalez

    The exact arrangement of my batters is going to be in flux until Machado gains 3b eligibility, Eloy gets called up, and Ohtani becomes the regular DH. Once all that happens, my ideal roll out will have Correa replacing Machado at MI, Machado going to CI, Bryant going to the OF, Eloy being my 4th OFer, and Ohtani being my regular U bat.

    P – Chris Sale
    P – Jack Flaherty
    P – Blake Treinen
    P – Zack Wheeler
    P – Yu Darvish
    P – Jose Leclerc
    P – Masahiro Tanaka
    P – Zack Britton
    Bench Arms – Joey Lucchesi, Matt Barnes, Nick Pivetta, AJ Minter, Dylan Bundy

    Thanks in advance, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great hitting and pitching, your keepers are bonkers which helps, but this is a shallow league so a lot of teams will be good…

  71. Steven says:
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    Good morning,
    10 Team H2H, 7×5 (BB/TB). 2 out of Lindor, Harper, Judge, Machado, Soto, Stanton to start the round? Which means I could probably end with someone like one of the old/young 1B guys in the 3rd round or even a third player from the top guys, whoever falls to me. We keep up to 2 players each year if that’s important. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado and Harper

  72. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Surveying the group… if available for cheap would anyone be drafting McMahon or Hampson in a weekly-lineups 12 teamer as their starting MI? It’s a keeper league, so hampson in particular has some allure, but not if he’s unplayable in weekly lineups…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab both, but Hampson first around 200, and McMahon way after if you need a bench bat

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Sounds good to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. dontbichetteme says:
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    Happy st pattys day Grey,
    Who is the drop out of Peacock/J.Nelson for a waiver claim in a 12 team H2H league? Id love to see what Nelson could do this year. See if he could get back to his 2017 numbers. But I love Peacocks peripherals and pitching on that loaded team. Tough call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, Nelson

  74. slimbo says:
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    someone just offered me soto for my jd martinez in a dynasty…thoughts?

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      I think I would take that. Martinez is great and will most likely outperform Soto for the next 2 or 3 years but seeing as this is a dynasty….I think you have to take that. Plus Martinez is pretty injury prone. He is turning 32 this year. Soto is turning 21. So unless you have the team to win it all this year, I would take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Soto

  75. Curious George says:
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    After a long offseason of draft prep on Razzball the results are in. Was wondering what my biggest roster holes are?!
    C Jansen, 1 Rizzo, 2 Hernandez, 3 Bregman, SS Mondesi, MI DeJong, CI Moustakas, OF Acuña, Soto, Hoskins, Dahl, Braun, UTL Guerrero
    SP Verlander, Flaherty, Marquez, Bieber, Darvish, Glasnow, C.Martinez
    RP Doolittle, Barnes, Knebel, Vizcaino, Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team, maybe a tad low on power but I’m nitpicking

  76. SteveNZ says:
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    So here it is – the ol’ H2H! 14 teams, 5×5 plus OBP and Holds, and QS instead of Wins (new this year)…

    C (258) Carson Kelly (Ari – C)
    1B (23) Paul Goldschmidt (StL – 1B)
    2B (107) Travis Shaw (Mil – 1B,2B,3B)
    3B (174) Carlos Santana (Cle – 1B,3B)
    SS (62) Jean Segura (Phi – SS)
    LF (6) Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atl – LF,CF)
    CF (79) David Dahl (Col – LF,CF,RF)
    RF (146) Stephen Piscotty (Oak – RF)
    Util (34) Anthony Rizzo (ChC – 1B)
    BN (286) Shohei Ohtani (Batter) (LAA – Util)
    BN (314) Maikel Franco (Phi – 3B)
    BN (135) Yoán Moncada (CWS – 2B)
    NA (247) Kyle Tucker (Hou – LF)

    SP (51) Trevor Bauer (Cle – SP)
    SP (90) German Márquez (Col – SP)
    RP (191) José Alvarado (TB – RP)
    RP (118) José Leclerc (Tex – RP)
    P (202) Zack Britton (NYY – RP)
    P (219) Chaz Roe (TB – RP)
    P (230) Tony Watson (SF – RP)
    BN (163) Joey Lucchesi (SD – SP)
    BN (331) Kyle Gibson (Min – SP)
    BN (275) Josh James (Hou – SP)
    BN (303) Joe Kelly (LAD – RP)

    Observations…

    Hella (do this kids still say this?) excited to own Acuna
    Nice to have guys with position flexibility which makes the Dahl pick even nicer
    I know you don’t like Santana but in an OBP league I don’t mind him at 174 – he’s way up there in Rudy’s OBP rankings
    Moncada and Piscotty picks feel a bit blah, but safe enough there I guess
    If/when Otahni comes back, he clogs up my roster but 286 feels like an OK price to pay
    Drafted more starting pitching than I expected to, but like the spots where I got them. Gibson might turn out to be horrible but it’s worth a last round pick to find out
    Saves? SAGNOF!

    Fire away…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      Oh, and I grabbed Jeff McNeil after the draft…

      • The Harrow says:
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        as you should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hello, fellow kids… I like the hitting a lot, solid core of players, Carlos Santana is a bit bleh, but that’s fine… I hear ya on Rudy’s rankings, it is fine… Your starters are solid (those that you have, I guess you don’t need as many here), your RPs are a bunch of whatever, but I like them ok for holds…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        I was only going to draft three starters (and stream) but those other guys seemed like nice value and assuming they work out (of course not all of them will) I do have a chance to use SON and really maximise my innings (we only get 10 adds a week). As far as closers go, I’ve always been pretty good at grabbing them during the year so hopefully that works out again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t mind it… You know where your strengths lie… You need to get some saves at some point, or punt it…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Stammen is still out there – not a closer obviously but he’s next up in SD, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but Yates is solid

  77. Jaysfordays says:
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    Bieber or archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

  78. ED says:
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    Grey! having a hard time picking between these 2. Would you rather have Rendon in the 6th or Taillon in the 12th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  79. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    16 teamer with OPS, holds, QS, hits added. h2h, short rosters (no MI, CI, 3 OF, 2 utils, 1 NA slot, 5 DL, 5 BN (at least 3 of that BN is used for SP). technically enough space for 8 RP, but usually i’m going with 1 BN hitter, 8 SP, 6 RP.

    keeper options (no round costs nor escalations). goldy/arenado/segura/corbin and which 2 out of: peraza, thor, gallo, pollock, morton, luzardo

    i’m thinking gallo/thor here

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      it’s a keep 6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor and Gallo

  80. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Which pair do you prefer? Yelich/Bryant or Bregman/Soto?

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, coin flip tho

  81. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    got that AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added, QS over wins, holds added. 10 team h2h with 3 keepers using last year’s ADP prices. we slow drafted into the 6th round then onlined last night.
    C jansen (
    1B gallo (OF, 3)
    2B altuve (1)
    3B r.nunez 3B (till vlad gets up, 22)
    SS villar (K, 9th)
    CI kendrys (14)
    MI harrison (17, wanted b.lowe here but this guy is leading off and i needed some type of pitcher more this late)
    OF (4) upton (4), grichuk (12), bauers (1B, 8), mullins (15)
    util (1) otani DH (5, his depressed ADP price will benefit me GREATLY next year, it’s like 9th round or so)
    NA vlad (K, 25th)
    SP: bieber (K, 24th)
    paxton (2)
    porcello (7)
    gibson (now i own this guy in every league, super boring but useful in QS deep leagues for sure, 11)
    minor (16)
    fiers (19)
    shoemaker (20)
    smyly (large mess of trash guys left down here, 23)

    RP (4) barnes (6, had intended to get brasier later too)
    pressly (13, got pressly instead)
    buttrey (18)
    tepera (21)

    see how this one looks.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      jansen (10th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your keepers aren’t that amazing, but your team still looks solid… Obviously you have enough pitching for an AL-Only league, hopefully Pax and others at the end stay healthy… Your hitting will look better when Vlad’s in there, it’s fine now, looks low on OBP and speed

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        i wasn’t keeping correa as a 1st rounder anymore (that screwed me for last 2 years, miggy also for last 2 years). could’ve did brantley or morton but the value on bieber/vlad/villar was a lot better. otani DH next year as a 9th is nearly a mortal lock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  82. Adam says:
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    Lamb or Asdrubal Cabrera

  83. Adam says:
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    Land or Asdrubal Cabrera

  84. Samuel says:
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    Do we like hays or Brinson better?

  85. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, I haven’t played fantasy in a few years. Joined a 13 team Private 5×5 Rotisserie league. Weekly roster set. Drafted tonight. Could you comment on how you think I did? Anyone else who would like to comment would be appreciated too. I tried to follow your rankings as best I could. Outfielders were flying off the board. A little worried about my SB’s. Thank You.

    C- Jorge Alfaro (Round 17 pick 216)
    1B- Anthony Rizzo (Round 3 pick 34)
    2B- Travis Shaw (Round 7 pick 86)
    3B- Max Muncy (Round 11 pick 138)
    SS- Javier Baez (Round 2 pick 19)
    MI- Aldalberto Mondesi (Round 6 pick 71)
    CI- Edwin Encarnacion (Round 9 pick 112)
    OF- Ronald Acuna Jr. (Round 1 pick 8)
    OF- David Dahl (Round 5 pick 60)
    OF- Domingo Santana (Round14 pick 175)
    OF- Ramon Laureano (Round 18 Pick 227)
    OF- Cedric Mullins (Round 20 Pick 253)
    U- Daniel Palka (Round 22 pick 279)

    P Walker Buehler (Round 4 pick 45)
    P German Marquez (Round 8 Pick 97)
    P J.A. Happ (Round 10 Pick 123)
    P Eduardo Rodriguez (Round 13 Pick164)
    P Joey Lucchesi (Round 16 Pick 201)
    P Chase Anderson (Rouind 19 Pick 242)
    CL Rasiel Iglesias (Round 12 Pick 149)
    CL Arolys Viscaino (Round 15 Pick 190)
    CL Mychal Givens (Round 21 Pick 268)

    Bench
    Brandon Woodruff (Round 23 Pick Pick 294)
    Zach Elfin (Round 24 Pick 305)
    Derek Rodriguez (Round 25 Pick 320)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look like you followed my advice with hitting and pitching, though Marquez maybe wasn’t necessary, but it didn’t hurt your hitting… Your relievers are a little weak, but SAGNOF and no big deal there… I like the team, Scooterboy!

      • Scooterboy says:
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        Thank you for responding. Sorry about the double post. It was telling me the first one didn’t go through. At the end of the draft ESPN was saying I finished 10th. Not surprised since I didn’t use their rankings. Love this site. Best fantasy site around

  86. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, I haven’t played in a couple of years. Joined a 13 team 5×5 Rotisserie league. Weekly Lineups. Could you give me your opinion on how you think I did with the draft tonight?Thanks. I had the 8th pick.

    C Jorge Alfaro (Round 17)
    1b Anthony Rizzo ( Round3)
    2b Travis Shaw (Round 7)
    SS Javier Baez (Round 2)
    3b Max Muncy (Round 11)
    MI Adalberto Mondesi (Round 6)
    CI Edwin Encarnacion (Round 9)
    OF Ronald Acuna Jr. (Round 1)
    OF David Dahl (Round 5)
    OF Damingo Santana (Round 14)
    OF Ramon Laureano (Round 18)
    OF Cedric Mullins (Round 20)
    U Daniel Palka (Round 22)

    P Walker Buehler (Round 4)
    P German Marquez (Round 8)
    P J.A. Happ (Round 10)
    P Eduardo Rodriguez (Round 13)
    P Joey Lucchesi (Round 16)
    P Chase Anderson (Round 19)
    Cl Rasiel Iglesias (Round 12)
    CL Arodys Viscaino (Round 15)
    CL Mychal Givens (Round 21)

    Bench
    Brandon Woodruff
    Zach Elfin
    Derek Rodgiguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  87. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    ok, i never do standard 5×5’s, this one is a small money i jumped in. used mostly rudy numbers except in my case moved renfroe ahead of grichuk and lucchesi ahead of some others (like you would say). attempted to go in spending the 67/24/9 and exiting with 4 RP (3 closers at least), BUT this league overspends on SP, meaning to catch up i eventually had to as well.
    C molina (rudy’s bots do value catchers in yahoo highly due to the lesser total hitting positions, and this is my only yahoo standard sized shallow 12’er, 12th)
    1B rizzo (3rd, man it’s odd to get rizzo in the 3rd after so many other more expensive years)
    2B mondesi (5)
    SS story (2)
    3B chapman (6, rudy has him as the 8th 3B)
    OF (3) acuna (1), rosario (6), mcclutchin (10, rudy also very high here)
    util (2) otani DH (13, his PER game projections are nuts, like a top 13 hitter, i paid a bit more knowing that since shallow league (2 DL’s)
    a.rosario SS (15)
    BN renfroe (will start till otani gets off DL, will also nab another hitter when that’s finalized to DL)

    SP: corbin (4, pick 45), marquez (7), archer (11, rudy doesn’t hate him), ryu (14), lucchesi (17), paddack (18), strahm (22), gibson (23)

    RP (max room for 6, but no holds here): kimbrel (9, wow people are actually worried he doesn’t sign somewhere, pick 100 here), alvarado (16), barnes (19), brasier (21, shored up BOS for sure).

    my ending budget looked like this though, .616/.2717/.109, so to hit a higher % on hitters i’d have had to weaken the SP even more than i have here, OR draft more BN hitters (the latter makes little sense).

    1. how’s this one look? war room says for 12 teamer with my roster sizing weak only in runs (barely), steals (hard to believe with mondesi,acuna, a.rosario, story), and barely in wins (surely from the low innings on strahm/paddack). shallow enough league though that SP will be found regardless.

    2. also, drop renfroe here (grichuk/cron and tons of other useful hitters out there) for another closer (strickland/steck and the KC guys out there).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprising about steals but you do look low on wins, but that’s fixable like you said… Meh on runs, I guess maybe, but that changes based on team lineup yadda 2. Yeah, Strickland

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