Psst!  This post is gonna list 2nd basemen that you should target in your 2019 fantasy baseball drafts.  I’m whispering because you don’t want everyone to see this post.  No, I can’t whisper louder, then it WOULDN’T BE WHISPERING!  Okay, gig’s up (or maybe that’s jig’s up), the love I’m about to reiterately (Made Up Word of the Day!) confirm is on these guys I love later in drafts.  I’m not going to mention Jonathan Villar other than this one mention of him where I say I’m not going to mention him.  At least that’s my apophasis and I’m sticking to it!  These are players that you’re looking at later and all of them have ADPs after 200 (unlike Villar; okay, two non-mentions).  Some could be the 2nd baseman on your team, they are more than likely MIs.  This is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Croatia) supplement to the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2019 projections.  Anyway, here’s some 2nd basemen to target for 2019 fantasy baseball:

Joey Wendle (207 NFBC, Yahoo 294, ESPN 235) I’m seeing Wendle being pegged as the Rays’ three-hole hitter.  If that’s true, he’s at least worth a top 150 pick.  Runs and RBIs alone give him that value.  I wonder if anyone’s ever hit third all year and not been worth a 150 overall pick.  I’m gonna say no, but I’m also in no way fact-checking that, and wouldn’t know how.

Ketel Marte (222 NFBC, 253 Yahoo)  I’m conflicted about mentioning Marte, because I do like him, but I think he has some serious concerns and I don’t think his ADP is that off.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), he might be a little bit overdrafted going 222 overall, and definitely has been drafted way earlier than that and I don’t think that’s right.  Wow, huge endorsement for Ketel!  “I’m Grey Albright and I sorta, kinda, an eensy widdle bit approve this message.”  Because this endorsement is already going better than any DNC endorsement of Bernie, let me go further down this rabbit hole and say he hit .224 vs. righties last year.  Righties, ya know, the most popular hand pitchers use.

Willy Adames (226 NFBC, 243 Yahoo, ESPN 206)  Already gave you my Willy Adames sleeper, and, apparently, it did not make much of an impression because everyone is still looking at him as an afterthought.  I guess since Steamer projects him for a 13/10/.248 line, an afterthought is to be expected.  “To be or not to be…expected,” a quote by the famous hedge artist, Grey Shakespeare.

Garrett Hampson (203 NFBC, Yahoo 259, ESPN unranked)  As good as time as any to point out that I moved Hampson up in my rankings, as I said I would in my rankings when I originally dropped my rankings. *looks up*  Damn, I expected balloons to drop for most times using the word ‘rankings’ in a sentence.  *dials phone*  “Hello, Guinness…Yeah, it’s Grey again.  Hello?  Hello?”  Damn, they’re rude.  As long as Hampson has playing time, I’m in there like testicles in Mr. Belvedere.

Jeff McNeil (369 NFBC, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked) The Mets are giving me the impression they want McNeil in the lineup, saying they’ll even start him in the outfield to get at-bats.  I nearly wrote a sleeper post for him, when he wasn’t even guaranteed playing time, and now he could be one of the biggest surprises that is going undrafted in shallower leagues.

Luis Urias (437 NFBC, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked)  Sometimes I like to say his name to the tune of Notorious.  That is all.  Okay, not all.  Urias doesn’t have huge power or speed, so you’re kinda hoping he hits .285 or better and in the two hole.  If he’s in the two hole, I guess we should call him Luis Uranus.

David Fletcher (604 NFBC, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked)  When I see Fletcher’s name, I begin to raise my arms slowly, then I start chanting his name, then, because my arms are raised, I lower my chin to my mouse and draft Fletcher without the use of my hands.  That’s how dedicated I am to owning him.  I’ve already drafted him twice, and, by the end of draft season, I could own him on more teams.  I find Fletcher so fetch.  Here’s more about Fletcher:

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

Oof, now he’s changed his mind, holding at $24 Freeman + $3 Buehler for my $16 JDM (losing $4 Chapman). That feels like less of a win for me…. are you still on the freeman/walker side there + is it close for you?

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

Other offer he made is $3 Walker Buehler + Harper for my $16 JDM (letting Chapman go to FA)…Harper/Buehler side on that one right?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks! There are very few top 20 pitchers that will be available in the draft and they all go for 25-39 (like Clevinger could go for 29), so some savings there is helpful. Yeah, my other keepers are all bats, including some expensive (but below market price) guys like 31 betts 26 acuna and 21 Rhys…so my 16 JDM and 4 Chapman would have helped balance that out.

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

Keeper deadline at midnight, so lots of offers coming in! Which side do you like in a roto keep 7 forever?

$16 JDM (and losing your $4 Matt Chapman to free agency)

Or

$24 Harper and $24 Freeman?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: in terms of pure net value using the top 500, seems like Bryce and freeman are +13 net and holding jdm and Chapman would be +22 net…

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

Has the pitching pairing tool come out yet?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

Need your help. How would you go about making a shallow league more competitive? My local league we have had going for 14 years just lost 2 owners, so now we are scrambling on a way to adapt. There seems to be resistance to my suggestion to make it a AL or NL only. It’s a standard Yahoo league, so on the hitting side we can just add CI, MI, etc. How would you achieve the same goal on the pitching side, inning/start cap? SV+ HLD? Thanks!

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Things may change in a week, but how do you rank these three for my first pick off the board: Lindor, Harper, Story.

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

This might go with out saying, but would you take Baez if available in the 2nd round after taking Yelich or Acuña in the 1st?

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
3 years ago

Keep Bregman for a 3rd round pick or Mondesi for a last round pick in OBP league

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

In a twelve team mixed league, no ci mi slots , three utility slots…. Should Joey Wendle be on waivers ? I will be opening up a slot in a trade coming my way. He’s a no doubt pick up right?

nightpandas
nightpandas
3 years ago

Grey,

Give up Wheeler for his Eddie Rosario?

keep 11, my other keeper pitchers are Lucchessi and Castillo but got lots of first round picks

leaning Hell yeah

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

Do you think Vlad’s oblique injury drastically alters his ETA?

I have him for $4 in a keep forever (12 teams)…he was going to be one of my guys, but wondering if I should let him go in favor of $11 Benintendi or $9 Nola now…

(Here’s my full list of 6 guys for the 5 keeper spots)
$8 Rhys
$8 Bellinger
$11 Benintendi
$9 Nola
$5 Walker
$4 Vladito

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I should add the league is obp and ops (not avg) and tracks QS as well as wins…

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Scoundrels!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Hey Grey and all Perts who care. I just got offered Trout and Julio Urias for Bregman and Trevor Bauer ….

I don’t take this , correct?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: currently I have Matt Olson, j Baez, a Bregman, andrelton Simmons, benintendi, m ozuna, Dahl, Meadows, bauers and laureano

Arms are Bauer, taillon, flaherty, g Marquez, Bieber, leclerc, Robertson,

and on bench lucchessi, skaggs, Alex Reyes, Jesus luzardo, and Garret Hampton

It’s points league that also counts as. Points leguesare pitchers paradise but I flummoxed with this one.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: Rest of your arms are enough. Get Trout.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: thanks knoche, I’m looking forward to my first rcl league this season with you in it. I might get smoked but I’ll learn a few things . I didn’t see the RPs going that soon. I’m going to hurting in saves

The Great Knoche
The Great knoche
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: Yeah RCLs can have early closer runs. Be active on waiver wire when someone gets hurt or demoted.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks, for both the help … I asked for matz instead. Not too sure about how much playing time urias will have this year. It’s a redraft league. Turning matz plus skaggs and Andrelton Simmons into Xander bogearts

Mommy Issues
Mommy Issues
3 years ago

Can I draft on my phone on fantrax?

Mommy Issues
Mommy Issues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
I hate thus site. It’s total garbage. Please go somewhere else in the future.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Mommy Issues
3 years ago

@Mommy Issues: @Mommy Issues:

But you can make multi-team trades now!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Marquez adp just jumped up after today… bummertown.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Had only one chance to pick so far today….
Palka/Alfaro 19/20th round

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
RCL I jumped in yesterday morning. 3rd pick.
FYI Goodrum does Not qualify for OF on Fantrax.

Missed Domingo by one pick so I grabbed Allen in a “panic” haha.
C Sanchez
1B Olson
2B odor
3B Suarez
SS Trea
MI Wendle
CI Moustakas
OF Benintendi
OF Dahl
OF Robles
OF Laureano
OF Mullins
U Goodrum
BN Didi McNeil

SP Verlander Bieber Lucchesi Kikuchi
RP Vazquez Yates Allen Betances Colome Romo

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Agreed. Team is a Rudy/grey blend almost to perfection haha. I’ve been stalking Rudy lately.

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

Grey – what’s your thought on Aroldos Chapman this year?

In an AL only I can obtain Chapman at $29

I have to give up Kendrys morales at $13 and $1 Matt Boyd .

Do it?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yeah, it’s a keeper league. I don’t have a closer and the best available in the draft are going to be Cody Allen, boxberger and mychal givens.

Better to hold on to what I have and go for one of them in the draft?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yea, i do have extra $. Just worried about Chappie losing a little velocity.

I’d hate to spend $25 or more on Cody Allen due to inflation when i could have Chapman for $29.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

I hope you’re not too mad, but we had to do it

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Big Magoo: When did you start caring about Grey’s feelings?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@BJFOHOHL: Since always. I’m known for being a sensitive creature.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Big Magoo: Ted Dibiase don’t care about nothing but money

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@BJFOHOHL: Cash Rules Everything Around Me

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Big Magoo: Magoo is the money dolla dolla bill ya’ll

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Sorry again. You’ll be fine, I promise.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Grey: @Big Magoo: Where’d you get Posey? Wanna see how bad I overpaid.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Just wait until you take Deshizz in the 25th.

Needed to balance average out. Could come with 15HRs from catcher so yup I still am at pick 173.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: haha. What round they draft Posey?

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

I didn’t come to follow up on my what are you vaping question. What types of juice are you getting into?

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I haven’t found a good guava. I’ve been on this very clean Mango by California Grown called Napa Nectar. Very tasty and its a sub ohm nic salt which I’m learning may be a better form of nic

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
3 years ago

Keeper help! Must keep at least 1P, 1hitter, 3 total. Give up pick they were drafted in last year. Options:

Alex Bregman (give up 3rd round pick)
Juan Soto (give up 22nd round pick)
Rhys Hoskins (give up 10th round pick)
Adalberto Mondesi (give up 22nd round pick)
James Paxton (give up 6th round pick)
Jack Flahtery (give up 22nd round pick)

Thanks!

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Even in an OBP league?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

@Grey: Here is a projected team I’m looking at for my road to the 4-peat – standard 5×5 with OBP and Ks added for batters, and K/9 and Ls added to Pitchers. (An inexact science: Used Yahoo! rankings since I know I’ll be the last pick of the odd rounds)

C- Contreras – 14th round, pick 131 (if he goes way too early, i’m taking Alfaro around pick 170)
1B- Hoskins – 3rd round, pick 30
2B- Mondesi – 5th round, pick 50
3B- Bryant – 4th round, pick 31
SS- Lindor (Keeper)
OF- Betts (Keeper)
OF- Dahl – 8th round, pick 71
OF- Robles – 9th round, pick 90
UTIL- Shaw – 12th round, pick 111 (how is he ranked 150th)
SP- Flaherty – 6th round, pick 51
SP- Wheeler – 7th round, pick 70
SP- Marquez – 10th round, pick 91
SP- Glasnow – 13th round, pick 130
SP- Folty – 11th round, pick 110
SP- Heaney – 17th round, pick 170
RP- SAGNOF (looking at around pick 150-210 to start running on RPs)

Then for my last pick I usually roll with one of your high upside sleepers (i.e. Mikolas circa 2018)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I was going off of your rankings and comments for pitchers you were in love with at that value – in light of the injuries – who are some guys I should target instead at around 110-150 overall range?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: gotcha thanks!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

I went to your rankings and saw what you had added with Hampson. Was curious, though. HOw many spots did you move him up and what changes did you make to his projections now that he’s looking like he might get the 2B job in Colo?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Yeah, I don’t see Keston getting the call this year at all now. Brewers have squeezed him out for some more minor league seasoning.

AP
AP
3 years ago

Razzballers
Please give me your mustachioed guidance.
14 team 5 x5 roto
$260 auction 12 player keeper
My team
Trout $67
Machado $53
Phay$2
Severino$1 (Serious injury?)
Robbie ray $12
Clevinger $2
Murphy $ 14
Gleybar $3
Albies $2
Grandal $1
Doolittle $1
Urias $2
Austin Meadows $2
Altuve $72
Rizzo$ 33
Mad bum$33
Kueche $l 39

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Would you keep Arenado at $54, C Seager at $10 or Grandal at $3in a 12 team roto auction?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Grey,

Was thinking about a move I will hae to make soon and wanted your opinion. If deciding between Niko Goodrum and Ramon Laureano for the last spot on my roster, who would you keep? My team is a little short on infielders and very deep on outfielders, if that matters.

Thanks, as always!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks bossman!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

I know it’s called a slow draft, but it really seems to be crawling along at times. I’m enjoying this format though. How do you like your squad so far?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Sounds like someone’s hittin happy hour a bit early! I felt your pain when Lucchesi went off the board. I like some of your guys. Stanton, Buehler, Leclerc. Solid. Happ seems like a very un-Grey player. Older, high floor. I like the pick though.

We’ve had pretty similar strategies. Build an offensive foundation and sprinkle in a few arms in the early rounds. We like the mid-late round arms much more than the bats, so we wanted to get some good hitters early. Went a bit high on Senzel (I pushed there) and Voit (OTS), but we like them and thought they fit our roster the best.

I think I know who you have queued up next, though I predicted Buehler a round earlier and thought you’d go Robles in the 5th, so maybe not…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: We were looking at Buxton. Just too many red flags. I think it’s a bluff. I know who you really have queued up. Nice try!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: You weren’t bluffing. Just guessed the wrong guy. I like Laureano. Has 20/20 skills. Good spot for him.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’ve got my notebook and invisible ink pen at the ready

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I did NOT realize age was a category! Effing fine print.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve: @Grey: This is a dynasty league, right?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

With Strahm likely bring needed in bullpen Paddack could be sneaky great source of Ks in deep leagues. He was filthy today. 14Ks In 8.2 spring innings so far.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Not yet, but if they want to compete now which I think the Machado thing signifies I can’t imagine he doesn’t replace Mitchell or Perdomo right away. Strahm could be wild card, as they only have Loup as a lefty in the pen. If Strahm is in pen I could see it right away.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’ll see if I can pull some strings with Ron Fowler, he’s in the beer industry like me and let you know.

Where do you own him already?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Big Ol Fantasy Jerk Off

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Wanna guess who first player off the board this morning was?

Cory
Cory
3 years ago

Need some halps:

6 X 6 10 team OPS league. Dynasty keep forever plus 5 MiLB prospects.

Trade my Alex Bregman and Alex Kiriloff for his Carlos Correa and Kris Bryant

My keepers before the trade are

Rizzo
Merrifield
Bregman
Trea
Puig
Eddie Rosario
George Springer
Joey Votto

So I’d have Bryant replace Bregs and probably have Correa replace Rosario.

I’m torn on this one a lot. Thank you!

Cory
Cory
Reply to  Cory
3 years ago

@Cory: Sorry I left out 2 keepers. Not sure it matters:

Rhys
Aaron Nola

Cory
Cory
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Kind of a wash? Seems like I would need Bryant and Correa to be healthy to have a chance of winning the trade.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Hey Grey, I am fairly positive you are not super hot on Carlos Correa….. But I am curious about what you think about a trade for him with giving up Andrelton Simmons and Dave Robertson….. while i pick up another decent enough RP (plenty out there in my holds and saves points league)

Many metrics tell me to do this. This trade partner has a serious love for dave robertson. Just looking to get another opinion

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

Hey Grey!

Do you like the Bregman side in any of these keeper trades? If you like Bregman side in more than one, which is your fav? 6×6 H2H where OBP and OPS are categories instead of AVG.

1. $4 Vlad and either $9 Nola or $5 Buehler for $16 Bregman (and I can keep $11 Benintendi)

2. $8 Bellinger and $4 Vlad for same return

3. Bellinger and Nola or Buehler for same return

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

I believe the guy that will be hitting 3 for the Rays and that is being completely overlooked is Ji man Choi.

RD
RD
3 years ago

Hi Grey, I’m in a 10-team 5×5 roto NL-only, $280 budget, up to five keepers. Definitely keeping Trea Turner for $22, have four more to go from these five:

David Peralta for 15, Pete Alonso for 8, Mike Foltyniewicz for 8, Archie Bradley for 7, Nick Pivetta for 6.

Thanks for any help/insight.

JOSEPH
JOSEPH
3 years ago

10 team 3 player keeper. pick 3. THANK YOU!

Trevor Baur
Garett Cole
Mondesi
Marte
Bryce Harper
Realmulto
Eddie Rosario
Arenado

mgeezy
mgeezy
3 years ago

Gray DOG,

Pick 3 keepers. I lose the round i drafted them in.

Arenado (round 1)
Harper (round 2)
G Cole (round 4)
Jt Realmulto (round 14)
Al Mondesi( ROund 15)

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Second base is tricky. Trixy if you please. Moose is a creative 2b gambit.

The regression fairies are headquartered at the Mike Fawltytowers home this year.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Just picked Voit end 15th. Fingers crossed.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Hope it works out. Been too “risky”with my last few picks.
I have no shot vs Rudy tho!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

ZzzzzzZzzzzz

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Both were super early but It’s been a pretty sharp room. We liked Hampson a lot and he got jumped. The 2b and CI selection was getting pee pool shallow. Especially if you’re looking for options that won’t kill your average. We maybe could/should have waited but didn’t feel like the other options around we liked enough to justify missing out on players we wanted. Voit would not have comeback and Senzel is sexy enough me might not have either. Hate playing adp chicken. If they do what we want them too it’s a win where we drafted them.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

That said, we talked about the Voit pick for a long time.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve:
looks like we have some players in common
I grabbed Luzardo too for some (hopeful) fun watching late night west coast baseball

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I DUUNO! With my luck no….

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

No. I’d be a little careful with the IP projection for him. The A’s may let the herd of Mengdens and Bassitts and Estradas thin a bit first. It’ll either be mid-April or mid-June

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Senzel was crazy early. He’s player we really wanted. Seen him creeping up and after missing Hampson didn’t want to miss. If he’s a .290 25 steal guy with 600 PAs then we’re good.

Voit’s min pick is 90 and his adp is 180. Our next pick is 159 and there were 3 teams without 1B picking in between. That’s how we made that call.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

In this case don’t care. Obviously you don’t want to overdraft every player, but there are times when you want a guy, he’s a fit, sets up the later part of your draft, so you get him. There’s like a 1-2 dollar difference between round 9 and 11.

Hampson went 70 picks early. Domingo just went 100 picks early. This draft looks really aggressive. That was our read.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

anyone reading greys latest post or some comments and guys gets drafted right after haha

Why you bow out of FCL?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

@frankgrimes:

I’m too old

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

If I’d kept my mouth shut about Yelich last year I might have won this league. You drafted him two spots ahead of me.

I do feel for you in this one this year though. It’s Acolytapalooza

IsktownSteve
IsktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Big time

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Prolly just the timing of it all

Filkarri
Filkarri
3 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team keeper league, h2h 5×5 obp. Just looking for a little keeper advice here. Which 3 of the following would you keep (I put the draft round cost for each)?

Mitch Haniger – 20th
David Dahl – 25th
Luis Severino – 26th
Blake Treinen – 15th
Matt Chapman – 23rd
Joey Lucchesi – 27th
Jose Berrios – 8th

thanks in advance!

Henry Rowengartner
Henry Rowengartner
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 team keeper league h2h 5×5 OBP. I’m keeping Acuna and have one more spot for JD Martinez, Trea Turner, or Francisco Lindor. Which one do you suggest

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
3 years ago

Grey,

I know you said you aren’t moving Folty down yet in your rankings… However, I have to make a decision today as to whether or not to keep him at $10 for 2019. He would be eligible to be kept in 2020 at $13. 12 team league 5-10 keepers per year. Keep him or drop his injured ass?

Thanks!

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Here goes nothin!

Tyler
Tyler
3 years ago

Grey! Thank you for all of the write ups and insight for the new season. Haven’t commented yet for advice, so wanted to say thank you first and foremost. Question…
My league is unfortunately now only an 8 team league (down from 15 last year). How would you adjust your draft for a 5×5 roto mixed league in this insanely tiny league ( besides of course, “go to another league” kind of advice). Roster sizes are 30 players. I hate to draft a ton of early bats like I usually do and then play upside pitching, because there are SO many good bats. Any thoughts are appreciated.

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! I love Bauer and want him everywhere as well as Corbin. After those guys ( or one of them ) I will most likely wait on pitching. Is it crazy to go Turner, Baez, Rendon and then Mondesi? Also, did you do the Yahoo post of ADP discrepancy against Razz ranks? Thank you again for the write ups.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

My NFBC update.
Rudy has the best team also one of the oldest ever assembled.
Knoche picks Goodrum 70 spots ahead of adp cuz of you.
Trout makes every team look better: not this time.
My team stinks!

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

NFBC–you’re up Frank

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Gigorilla
3 years ago

@Gigorilla:

Thanks. How’s your team?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

yeah, anytime i have to draft against razzballers, my team’s average age goes up a couple years since everyone likes the young/sexy players.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

@Rudy Gamble:
I should have just mailed my entry fee to you directly

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

@frankgrimes: Haha, were you disappointed you couldn’t get him 65 spots ahead of ADP?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche:

Haha no

Cyler8
Cyler8
3 years ago

In a 10 team Dynasty keep forever OPS league would you trade:

Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa for Alex Bregman

Harry Caray's Ghost
Harry Caray's Ghost
3 years ago

Final keeper in a keep-forever 7×7 roto league, (5×5 cats plus QS and Holds) — Kershaw or Darvish? Either would be my #2 behind Max. Leaning towards Darvish at the moment, just seems more likely to get 150 IP.

Harry Caray's Ghost
Harry Caray's Ghost
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Other choices are Mallex (as a bench player, keeping someone everywhere but C and 2B), or one of Knebel/Doolittle

Warren
Warren
3 years ago

It’s Greysball season!!!

Pick 4 keepers, 5×5 OBP

Realmuto $15
Bellinger $20
Vladdy Jr $1
Acuna $25
Harper $30
Soto $15
Buehler $15
Treinen $5

Thanks bud! Just read alll the rankings on a long bus ride to VT. Auction next week, keepers due tonight

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Would you rather keep E Rodriguez or N Pivetta?

I was hoping to see Pivetta break out last year maybe this year… Both seem ranked closely everywhere

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In my NL only keeper league where I always play for the win, someone is offering me Odor ($21) for Brandon Lowe ($5), Lourdes Gurriel ($3), and Christin Stewart ($5). Am I giving away too much or fools gold?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: And when I say NL only, I meant AL only. Need to up my coffee levels before I post again

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I hate to bore you with league specifics but you must keep no less than 7 and no more than 15. The guy I’m trading with can’t get to 7 and I’ve got at least 15 before the trade and a few others I could add after such as Grichuk for $17 or Kyle Gibson for $9, although I will end up with much less money for the draft. I don’t love Odor and I’m worried about playing time for all three of them. You seem very Lowe on low and Gurriel too, and meh on Stewart and fairly up on Odor. Anyway, I’m going for four in a row so I don’t want to destroy my team before the season even starts.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: Since you were nice enough to ask, here’s who I’ve got right now for my roster entering the draft

Willans Astudillo C Min $5
Danny Jansen C Tor $6
Matt Olson 1B Oak $9
Brandon Lowe 2B TB $5
Lourdes Gurriel SS Tor $3
Mike Trout OF LAA $40
Ramon Laureano OF $2
Austin Meadows OF TB $7
Christin Stewart OF Det $5

Corey Kluber P Cle $25
Charlie Morton P TB $9
Mike Fiers P Oak $5
Josh James P Hou $5
Carlos Rodon P CHW $5
Blake Treinen P Oak $9

15 players keep for $140 of total salary. 8 more players needed for $120

Whatever
Whatever
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

Have Benintendi in a keeper league (350 cap, OBP) at six bucks. Need to give a long term contract at plus 5 bucks per year. How many years would you give?

Thanks.

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

Yesterday we happened upon That Mitchell and Webb Look. It’s the early sketch show featuring much of the Peep Show cast.
Definitely worth a watch.

Wass
Wass
3 years ago

One of my leagues uses ESPN Live Draft Results for our draft and I was entering in the rankings… Tim Tebow is going ADP 259 (340 overall). Are you drafting him there…? LOL

Drafting for my first RCL tonight! Pumped. Will also be becoming a subscriber today, got sold on the War Room through the podcast. Do I need to message Rudy to get the War Room once I purchase? I know this has been asked before but I forget.

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Wass
3 years ago

@Wass:

I would not touch Tebow if he was ADP 100000. Haha.

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Whatever
3 years ago

@Whatever: SAME!!!! Its hilarious that he is so high though haha

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Okay perfect! Thanks. I can’t subscribe until this afternoon but will be for sure. Haha what a great approach! Would really help my keepers out if he could become a 3rd rounder in ADP

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: oh so close… I saw someone else mentioning it last week too and I think you’ll enjoy it for sure, probably wont like it as much as I do, but thats all good haha I had a big project due this week so haven’t been able to start the 2nd season of Gomorra yet.