Psst! This post is gonna list 2nd basemen that you should target in your 2022 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 Ketel Marte 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 Marte; 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-Canada) supplement to the top 20 2nd basemen for 2022 fantasy baseball. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2022 projections. Anyway, here’s some 2nd basemen to target for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Brendan Rodgers (Yahoo 207) The problem with this post. It’s a little problem. Not a big problem that is a dealbreaker or something, but it’s worth mentioning. It’s a problem with all sleepers, really. They are not replacements for drafting a player much earlier. I’m not saying, “Hey, Ketel Marte, cool story, bro, but I don’t need you, I have Brendan Rodgers!” These guys are fine fantasy baseball sleepers, but they’re going after 200 overall for a reason. The 1st basemen to target went like this: 1st Basemen from 115th overall to 300th overall are all the same, so have a Pepsi and a smile. 2nd basemen are not that. Rodgers after 200th overall is fine, but he’s not Jorge Polanco, who ESPN and Yahoo have around 100th overall, a value I like better than Rodgers. Rodgers’s is basically a play that he will find literallky every aspect of his game that he’s shown no sign of in the majors. Wow, that was a very positive blurb!

Jonathan Schoop (ESPN 217, Yahoo 225) Schoop’s a good guy to put your hand over his name and just look at his projections vs. guys going way higher. 23 HRs, .264 are his projections. Difference between that and Javier Baez is 14 steals.

Eduardo Escobar (ESPN 256, Yahoo 237) Cover his name and you see Javier Baez minus 10 steals and minus .20 on average from Schoop, but more power and counting stats upside. Confused yet?

Josh Rojas (NFBC 225, ESPN 239, Yahoo 239) I ranked Rojas at 231, and ESPN and Yahoo ranked him at 239. Are they Price Is Right’ing me?! You ain’t gonna win the the jacooz and Sebring! That jacooz and Sebring is gonna be mines! So, this offseason, the Diamondbacks said they had only room for one Big Red, and let Kole Calhoun walk, dedicating their collective energies to Rojas. He appears to have their leadoff slot locked down, and, without signing someone else, I can’t imagine Rojas hitting worse than third. The Diamondbacks have literally three hitters in their lineup. If Rojas can go 150+ games, due to health, can’t see him ever being taken out of the lineup. So, even if there’s no big power or speed, he could back into 575+ ABs. Quite the endorsement!

Luis Urias (Yahoo 227) Already gave you my Luis Urias sleeper. It was written while shaking my damn head at Kanye.

Abraham Toro (NFBC 252, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 355) Already gave you my Abraham Toro sleeper. It reminded me of something that I forgot almost as soon thereafter. For what it’s Cronenworth, the sleeper was written prior to the trade of Winker and Eugenio, but if I could place a bet on Toro becoming the 3rd baseman and Eugenio being benched, I would.

Andres Gimenez (NFBC 259, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 324) Pam’s plus one aka And-Gim, is, as of the writing of this, at least, at exactly 259 on our NFBC 15-team rankings. What does he win for that? A jacooz and Sebring! Okay, I’ll let that go now. And-Gim feels forgotten. When he came up, people were pointing to his 30-steal speed. Waving their arms like one of those car lot blow-ups at his contact. Saying, “Hey, he could hit .280 or better!” Gesticulating towards his power, “Maybe he can hit 15-plus homers,” they’d say. But all of that is in the past, because he’s…wait for it…here it comes…are you ready…crap, I forgot it in the car…one second…*runs outside, can’t find it in the car, realizes it’s been in my pocket the entire time…* He’s a whole 23 years old!

Garrett Hampson (NFBC 268, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 264) Now that I think about it, Hampson and Rodgers sounds like a composer duo, and they have the same issues. There’s some kind of nebulous promise here or, and bear with me here, IS THERE NO PROMISE HERE?! Beginning to think we might want to lean on the latter like a teamster. Rockies’ farm system might just be crap at producing major league-viable production. For every Arenado and Trevor Story, there’s about a dozen Hilliards, and Hampsons. David Dahl, anyone?

Nick Madrigal (NFBC 313, ESPN 294, Yahoo 313) Cubs’ middle infield was going to be Dinkers/No-Effin-Chance-for-a-Blast. Now? I’m not sure with Andrelton Simmons. But for a very late speed and batting average play, I can still sing Madrigal’s praises.

Nico Hoerner (NFBC 461, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 375) Prolly more Dinkers than No-Effin-Chance-for-a-Blast, but still far from a slugger. If you draft both Nick and Nico, you’re gonna be Hoerny for power.

Tony Kemp (NFBC 433, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) A’s are filming a sequel this year called Don’t-Have-Moneyball. In the role of Billy Beane made famous by Brad Pitt is the one and only Carrot Top, and in the role of Player #1 Who Will Hit Leadoff and Get 600 At-Bats is Tony Kemp!

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fausto
fausto
3 months ago

Hey Mr F.M.Lothario, did my first RCL draft in prob a decade lol an hour ago and came away with a banger of an offense and didnt touch an sp til 6th round. Is this rotation a boom or a bust?
D.Cease
F.Montas
Pab.Lopez
J. Urquidy
H.Ynoa
Elisier Hermandez .
J.Luzardo (my last pick of 12tm and hes looked phenomenal in s/t not that it matters) Your opinion however does matter….love it, meh or hate it?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
3 months ago

The only bummer about my offense isn’t had the 1st pick showed up 5 min late and missed trea Turner but got auto drafted J.Soto but cant complain there

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

@Grey – do you have your pick for division winners? you are usually sharp with these dart throws. Also, I saw the Orioles wins were set at 62.5… so I just threw a little on the under… I think they lose 100 games having to compete with the Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays, and even the Rays…

Primetime
Primetime
3 months ago

Grey, last minute keeper question.

Keeping freeman story, T Oscar, Bieber, Nola, Ray.

5*5 OBP.. 5*5 QS & k/9

Final guy.
Arenado
Modesi
Webb L

Brett
Brett
3 months ago

Grey
Any top prospects that you think should start the season in the mlb?? Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks grey. Any you see up in first couple weeks as teams manipulate service time?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
3 months ago

Hello Grey! Good to be back for another season, and always ecstatic returning to Razzball for you and your team’s amazing work. Could you take a look at the team I drafted yesterday and let me know what you think? I’m in a 12-team H2H points league with holds. Thanks!

Offense: Narvaez, Freeman, Albies, Candelario, Story, Alvarez, Edman, Robert, Kelenic, Kwan, Hays
SP: Giolito, McClanahan, Sandoval, Manaea, Stroman, Houck, Suarez, Ryan
RP: Knebel, Taylor Rogers, Kittredge, Joe Barlow

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 months ago

Keepers lock tonight for a 14 team 6×6 categories league (OBP, TB, SV+HLD, QS + W, K/BB). Planning on keeping $15 Tatis, $9 Mullins, $1 J Rodriguez, $13 Alcantara, $5 McClanahan, and $5 Manoah. Would you switch any out for $9 Votto, $8 Donaldson, or $7 Lynn? Thanks!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
3 months ago

What up, Grey?

I have a few pitcher questions for you…

I saw that that Floro has yet to pitch during Spring Training due to “arm soreness.” He may or may not be ready for opening day… would you go ahead and drop for Bender? or wait? 

Now that it’s been announced that Gonsolin is the Dodgers 5th starter is he on your radar?

Who would you pick from:

Pablo Lopez
Montgomery
Gonsolin
Carrasco

Thank you as always!

-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Perfect, thanks brotha

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

You like JoMo over the others listed too?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 months ago

You missed my actual question. So here it is. Sorry for the repeat.
OK this is a bit weird. In a 15 team Draft & Hold league with the 9th pick & my team so far is Acuna (again); Max (8th SP taken); & O’Neil. My issue/question I am on deck with 2 of the following 3 there on my pick: Semien (NFC ADP 55 over past 5 days from Draft Champions), Eloy (77) & Alonso (55).
I have 2 top OFs already in 15 team league. Given “positional scarcity” wouldn’t Alonso probably be the better pick here? Or even Semien who I don’t have anywhere else rather then Eloy who I’d absolutely love to have on my team.
Sorry to bother you with a trivial matter & actually a nice position to be in but if you have a take on this …I’d love to pick your brain.

Dude
Dude
3 months ago

10 Team- QS, OBP, SVHD Keep 13 forever. 15th year of the league.
Didn’t even finish in the top 3 last year.

How does the squad look this year?

No I don’t have a catcher yet but can grab Diaz, Vazquez or even Melendez to stash at any point. I am afraid Melendez may go very soon. Who are you dropping for a C and/or Melendez?

Would you drop Ober for Detmers?

C-
1st- Olsen
2nd- Edman
SS- Swanson
3rd- Devers
2nd/SS- Story
1st/3rd- Alonso
LF- Arozarena
RF- Haniger
CF- Adolis Garcia
OF- Gurriel
UTL- Ozuna
UTL- Jesus Sanchez
BE- Pham
BE-Straw
BE- Josh Rojas
BE-Kevin Smith
BE- Miranda
BE- Luis Urias

SP-Schedzer
SP-Burnes
SP-Urias
SP-Woodruff
SP-Gausman
SP-Alex Wood
SP-Ober
SP- Joe Ryan

RP-Sims
RP-S Barlow
RP- Hader
RP- T Rogers
RP-McGee
RP-Floro

jdRed5
jdRed5
3 months ago

Hi all – I play in a roto league that has always had limited add/drops (20 for the season). This year, we have switched to FAB with $0 bids. I want to be sure that nobody uses some weird exploit with their pitching staff – no staff of all relievers, no crazy streaming every 2 start pitcher. What are good minimum and maximum innings pitched settings to prevent this? We are a weekly league that starts 9 pitchers each week.
Thanks!

jdRed5
jdRed5
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry – needed to be more clear. I need to set this for the year. We have 26 scoring periods, so should I just multiply by that and come up with approximately 1500/500?

Dong Show
Dong Show
3 months ago

Grey I was between Segura and Rojas for an emergency 2b (aka a guy who is going to sit on my inactive roster all year and pray I never need (have India and Jazz as my main 2) and picked Segura.

Any difference/preference there?

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks Grey! This decision truly felt like arguing about watching grass grow vs watching paint dry haha

Eddie
Eddie
3 months ago

Question master lothario. In a keeper league stats are
runs home runs average stolen bases RBI

Wins saves era saves ks

12 team keep 5 who would you keep

Freeman tucker ohtani(batter) Trevor story Matt Olson John India arozearena Jorge polanco Trevor Bauer Sandy alcantara Kevin gausman. Thanks G

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

No john India how come?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Howdy – Quick question for ya… I’m in a CBS league that LOVES to draft SP early and (thankfully) closely follows other sites for draft rankings so all the 2B (India, Polanco, Baez, Jazz, etc) will be available with picks 75-120. Given that I have the # 2 pick, would that alter your strategy at all and take Soto/Cake Batter over Trea/Bichette? Acuna is going #1 overall.

I bet I could even go Vlad/Albies/Franco with my top 3 picks…

Or would you stick the the Razz rankings and go Bichette/LouBob/Teoscar route?

Thanks.

I’ve won 3 years in a row following your advice, so this site is much appreciated! It’s a 12 team roto redraft with 2 catchers, no DL spot and $2 per transaction.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 months ago

In addition, Wander only has SS eligibility because you need 20 games at a position in our league, so I could conceivably draft him at 4.47 and go with Trea/Machado/Teoscar/Wander

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 months ago

OK this is a bit weird. In a 15 team Draft & Hold league with the 9th pick & my team so far is Acuna (again); Max (8th SP taken); & O’Neil. My issue/question I am on deck with 2 of the following 3 there on my pick: Semien (NFC ADP 55 over past 5 days from Draft Champions), Eloy (77) & Alonso (55).
I have 2 top OFs already in 15 team league. Given “positional scarcity” wouldn’t Alonso probably be the better pick here? Or even Semien who I don’t have anywhere else rather then Eloy who I’d absolutely love to have on my team.
Sorry to bother you with a trivial matter & actually a nice position to be in but if you have a take on this …I’d love to pick your brain.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
3 months ago

Absolute bonkers draft so far. In a recent 12 pick stretch (picks 38-50) 2 Cs & 6 closers went off the board. Guess I’ll be waiting & picking up closer scraps much later.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

So given my roster construction so far in my question. What would you do with that pick? If you could indulge me. Like I said nice 1st world problem to have but I am curious how you would approach it

adam goldstein
adam goldstein
3 months ago

@Grey: in a 12 team weekly roto where you can keep players up to 3 years (at the round they were drafted, moving a round up each year) how early would you reach for tatis?

Chico Estrada
Chico Estrada
3 months ago

Hey now-
Beginning of 2nd round, 12 team draft- Story, TimAnderson and Wander all available. According to your rankings, you’d grab Wander over those guys?
tu

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 months ago

I drafted in a $20 RCL last night with (I believe) a couple of Razz writers.
Pretty happy with the team overall …OF is a bit meh but otherwise solid. Got sniped a few times but totally expected drafting with guys using the same strategy. OF definitely got away from me especially with Acuna & Laureano each out a month plus. Waited on pitching ..only one to wait longer was Truss. I have Gausman on several teams so I went Berrios to mix it up.
C Graver (pick 234)
1B Alonso (31)
2B Albies (18)
3B Candyman (210)
SS Polanco (66)
CI Hoskins (114)
MI A Rosario (162)
OF Acuna (7); Eloy(42); Straw (127); Laureano (223); Santander (271)
U Torkelson (175)
Bench C Frazier (295)
SP Berrios (55); Montas (79); McClanahan (103); Rodon (138);
Clevinger (186); Thor (199)
RP Chapman (90); Rogers (151); McGee (247); Giles (258); Green
(282)

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks! …glad to hear I get the nod of approval

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 months ago

Hello Grey,
I am getting going late this year, so I was hoping to run a keeper(s) question by you as our Draft is on Sunday the 3rd.

In our 12 Team H2H Yahoo 2 Keeper League with OPS and Holds, I have the following candidates and their rounds:

J. Ramirez (2)
Alvarez (4)
L. Lynn (5)
Gausman (7)
Olson (8)
Ray (12)

I am going to keep Olson, and was leaning Ray as my second, but the bats up top do like nice. I have the last pick in the draft, so my second round pick is kinda high, which takes a bit of the shine from Ramirez, but maybe not.

Anyway, any assistance with this would be most appreciated.

Thanks very much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks very much Grey.

In the same league, my wife is wrestling over Devers in the Second Round and Bassit in the 12th. She is already keeping Teoscar. She is leaning Devers, as am I, but we would be interested to hear your thoughts.

Thanks again Grey. Very much appreciated.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Yeah, makes sense. Many thanks Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
3 months ago

Grey,
I just realized that I kept Jose Ramirez last year, and we are not allowed to keep players 2 years in a row (what a dumbass I am), so I am going to switch him with Y. Alvarez in the 4th. Good move?

Thanks Grey.

Scrapski
Scrapski
3 months ago

Hi Grey,
Your thoughts on Ohtani leading off this season -coupled with new pitcher rule for him…
Might ya move him up in top ten overall due to more AB’s?
Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Good for anyone who may have recently got him at #5 tho ?

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
3 months ago

Thanks Grey! Have my draft this week with the 1 pick. 10 team Roto. Im keeping Devers in rd 2 – Bichette, turner are kept. Is it crazy to draft Robert at 1 instead of Soto? Im worried LouBob doesn’t make it back to me at 21.

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Haha – won’t do it then!

Bruce the Shark
Bruce the Shark
3 months ago

Drafting 12th in 12 team head to head categories league..
It’s a nice spot to get 2 awesome players and set the tone for next couple rounds.
Interested in your thoughts.. for drafting please rank these combos:

1 Lou Bob, Devers
2 Tucker Freeman
3 Freeman Devers
(And what if Trout is available?)

thanks!

omar
omar
3 months ago

Weekly H2H OPS League. Drafted players can be kept thru 2023.

Bichette is the pick over Luis Robert, correct?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
3 months ago

Hey Grey,
 
I’m in a 12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS, XBH – (8) W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week.
 
I emailed you a couple weeks ago in regards to my keepers and I’m just checking in as keeper deadline is Thursday. I’m really struggling here at who to keep.

Every team keeps 10 players so we start the draft at pick @ 121. I unfortunately traded away my first 3 round picks so I won’t get a pick until pick 158 (will see 38 guys go before I pick).

?Currently, my 10 keepers are below but am having trouble tossing S. Marte (who I acquired late last season) back into the player pool. Am I making a mistake keeping say Ketel Marte or Goldy instead of Starling ? I guess do I stay with current and go for the infielder over the outfielder ?


What are your thoughts? Which two would you keep ?
 
My team:
C –
1B –
2B –K. Marte
3B – J. India
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI –
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – S. Marte *Not currently a Keeper
RF – T. Hernandez
Util – C. Yelich

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP –
RP –
P –
P –

Thanks, Marv

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

I didn’t think Pujols would resign with the Cards in 2012 after his wife’s comment on the “insulting” 5-year/$130 million offer, but I guess she was able to forgive after 10 years.

Rosterbater
Rosterbater
3 months ago

Al only keeper. $260 auction
for my final keeper would you protect Josh Lowe for $10, Jarren Duran for $5 or Ken Giles for $10. I totally rebuilt last year and am hoping to sneak into money this year before I go on a 3 year dynasty. All are borderline but if Josh Lowe is up I really love him this year. Not sure if Giles gets 10 sayes? I may throw all back

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

Mmm… Gesticulating power.

Baller McCheese
Baller McCheese
3 months ago

Hola Grey. Standard 5×5 league, who would you rather have: Betts or Tucker? It wouldn’t just be for this season – they’d be able to be kept through the 2024 season. Keeper cost would be the same for both.

craig
craig
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

in a keeper league, is this a fair trade Alonzo, Tyler O’Neil, and Freddy Peralta for Bo Bichete or Trey Tuner?

omar
omar
3 months ago

OPS League – weekly H2H. Which 1b/2b combo do you like better?

A: India, Cron/Votto
B: Ketel, Kris Bryant

omar
omar
3 months ago

OPS League. Tyler O’Neill or Stanton? If it’s Bro-Neill, what are the odds he’s a top 3 round pick in 2023?

spottieottie
spottieottie
3 months ago

Keeper league draft is coming up this weekend, and I’ve got some tough choices to make ahead of the keeper deadline.

12-team, ESPN points league, draft budget is $260. Can only keep 3… here are the ones I’ve winnowed the list down to:

Robbie Ray ($12)
Kevin Gausman ($12)
Shane Bieber ($18)
Jorge Polanco ($7)
Eloy Jimenez ($7)
Shane McClanahan ($7)

Appreciate all the help, you’ve been helping me find the right pitching studs for nearly a decade

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

I heard there was some Will Smith controversy yesterday. Was it the catcher or RP?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

The RP–heard he pitchslapped someone

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  steve stevenson
3 months ago

haha

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 months ago

10-team AL only, almost all closers are being kept. Trivino and Joe Barlow are available, and Chapman will probably be thrown back before the auction, but after that it’s dart throws, and due to league rules you can’t just pick up guys as they emerge (you basically have to have someone hit the DL in order to make a pickup).

I have Taylor Rogers keepable at $4; in a vacuum he probably wouldn’t make the cut, but given the situation should I hold him? I only have 1 slot for either Rogers, $1 Gilbert or $4 Joe Ryan. Also worth noting I have to keep Kimbrel due to league rules, so technically I have some speculative saves on my roster.

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

Hi Gray. Interesting read on Abe Toro. I have Paven Smith as a bench spot . Would Toro be better option ?

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks Gray. Do you like Toro Marsh or Connor Joe between those 3?

amart_tx
amart_tx
3 months ago

@Grey, 12 team 5×5 roto

I just finished up my draft. How’d we do?

C – Stephenson
1B – Walsh
2B – India
3B – Franco
SS – Swanson
OF – O’Neill
OF – Franmil
OF – Eddie Rosario
UTIL – Ohtani
BN – Acuna
SP – Wheeler, Manaea, Stroman, JoMo, Syndergaard, Sandoval
RP – Treinen, Barnes, Kittredge, Floro, Sims

Seth
Seth
3 months ago

Hi Grey! Process question for you. Is there any chance that your Pitchers To Target can post before this Sunday? That’s the day a lot of us draft (because it’s the last Sunday before the season starts) — and the truth is it feels every year like the post you do that’s most directly tied to me being in the hunt for championships. So I’d love to be able to take in its brilliance before I draft. Thank you!

joe shmoe
joe shmoe
3 months ago

I am a longtime fan of Jordan Montgomery. Took my kids to see his first start a couple of years ago and I remember selling him to them as the next great homegrown Yankee pitcher, ala Andy Petite. He has come some way from his first year, but not really.

I was watching him pitch yesterday and it was like I was watching him pitch when he was a rookie. Foul ball, after foul ball, with no ability to put those hitters away. I know this is spring training and pitchers are finding their stuff, but this was against the Pirates prospect hitters! He went 2.2 innings instead of 3! I almost feel like the hitters were sick and tired of swinging at his junky pitches and struck out on purpose to get out of the batter box, or they were just too bored to go on.

Anyway, I own multiple shares of him this year and despite him being a Yankee, I can’t watch him anymore. Kind of breaking up with him. I will check out the box scores after the game and continue to start him when it is his turn on the mound, but I can not watch him on the mound anymore. I can’t watch the 0-2 to 1-2, 2-2, 3-2 and then a walk or home run. He is due to get pulled at 4.2 almost every game.

Whew! Thanks for letting me let that out. Sorry for the rant.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  joe shmoe
3 months ago

Grey’s sleeper post on him is great. There are actually a lot of positives going into this year. First time I’ve owned multiple shares of him…

dave
dave
3 months ago

How would you compare Rojas to other late round jackknife bench hitters: Rosario, Biggio, Grossman, etc? Rojas is eligible everywhere except 1B in my lg

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  dave
3 months ago

They are all close in the dart throw value range. Go with either category needs or whatever your gut tells you. I know that Grey and Rudy are not very high on him, but I personally like Biggio as the dart throw out of this group. If he starts off hot and solidifies every day at bats I think he has the most upside.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
3 months ago

Interesting note – ESPN is currently ‘doing maintenance’ so I can’t give exact numbers, but in the draft room rankings (the ones owners will be looking at while drafting) have Jazz Chisholm ranked 200+overall! Side note – same list Mondesi is also ranked 200+
ESPN, 12 team, 5X5 Roto – we keep any 6 (no limits). I’m keeping 6 bats – Ohtani, Bichette, Tucker, Acuna, Robert and Bobby Witt. We start 5 SP’s and 4 RP’s. I have 2 first round picks (#4 and #12) … I plan to hit SP’s hard early in the draft.
I will take one of these 4 pitchers at #4 overall (Peralta, Gausman, Lynn or Musgrove (depending on who falls).
Howsever, wondering should I be locked into SP at #12 pick overall. Thinking guys like Logan Webb, Charlie Morton, Max Fried, Manaea and Cease will be available. Or do I try to lock up my 1b position with Goldie or Abreu (if available)? Thanks

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ESPN up and running, exact numbers as follows;
Jazz – 266th overall – 28th ranked 2b
Mondesi – 336th overall – 25th ranked 3b
These ranks are all kinds of f’d up!!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Even funnier, is they have Mondesi ranked at 336 overall, but project him for 18 HR’s and 47 SB’s … how is this even possible?

Also, thanks re: SP’s, was thinking 2 SP’s right off the hop … thanks for confirming!

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

I know we shouldn’t put much stock into Spring Training stats, but someone showed me a tweet over the weekend that Cody Bellinger has like 100000 Ks in like 10 ABs… does the dude need LASIK???

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  William Hung
3 months ago

While we shouldn’t put much stock into spring training stats, we should put even less stock into expecting Bellinger to rebound.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 months ago

it’s just so sad and weird how he just completely got space jammed – aliens took all his skill – it wasn’t even a steady decline either… what the hell did he do that offseason right after he won the MVP? It can’t just be that he tinkered with his swing right?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  William Hung
3 months ago

didn’t he rip his shoulder out of socket giving a high 5 in those playoffs right near the end, i think that’s it.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

you ever watch Arli$$ back in the day? They have a cure for the yips…

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  William Hung
3 months ago

During a broadcast, the Dodgers announcers said he spent the off season with Andre Either trying to find himself. Bellinger claims he knows himself more than ever now, but I doubt it. The fact that he felt lost this offseason isn’t a good sign.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 months ago

Grey

Had my two auction drafts this weekend. Looking for your feedback, validation, and advice going into the season. One was a 10 team redraft and the other a 14 league keeper ( keep up to 11 ) I will spare you the dollar amounts, etc. Both leagues use standard 5×5 categories.

The 10 league redraft:

C- T Stephenson
1b- Vladdy
2b- Gleyber Torres
3b- R McMahon
ss- Wander Franco
of- Lou Rob
of- Acuna
of- Franmil Reyes
of- J Kelenic
of- M Ozuna
Dh- W. Adames
Inf- Rizzo
Inf- A Mondesi
Sp – Berrios
Sp- Manea
Sp- Cease
Sp- McClanahan
Sp- Stroman
Rp- Iglesias
Rp- Chapman
P- E Rodriquez

Bench- A. Vaughn, S Suzuki, Jo Adell, Tony Disco, K Giles

My 14 team keeper team:

C- Stephenson
1b- Olson
2b- Albies
3b- K Hayes
ss- Boba Chette
Of- Sexy Dr. Pepper
Of- Giancarlo
Of- Kirilloff
Of- Jo Adell
Of- A Vaughn
Dh- N. Cruz
Inf- Gleybor Torres
Inf- C. Biggio

Sp- Gausman
Sp- Musgrove
Sp- Cease
Sp- McClanahan
Sp- T Rogers
Rp- Gallegos
Rp- Bednar
p- Giles

Bench: Kwan, Volpe, Stratton, Ober

I was fortunate enough to win both of these leagues last year and I owe a large part of it to insights and opinions thrown out on Razzball.
As I mentioned once before, I go to my drafts wearing an imaginary WWGD wristband ( still waiting for the Razzstore to start merchandising this ) so it is imperative to bore you with my drafted teams to see how I did in your opinion.
As always, thanks in advance for the answers, insights and ( hopefully ) validation.

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

Hi Gray! How’s my pitching staff?
Max Scherzer
Charlie Morton
Dylan Cease
Nathan Eovaldi
Adam Wainwright
Aaron Civale

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
3 months ago

My 1-2 was LouBob and Freeman. Sure I might have taken Scherzer a round early, but was able to swing around and get Bogaerts in the 4th.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
3 months ago

Drafted last night. Yahoo 10 Team, 5 x 5, H2H, Keep 1

C – Mitch Garver
1B – Jared Walsh
2B – Jonathan India
3B – Wander Franco
SS – Bo Bichette
LF – Eloy Jimenez
CF – Jarred Kelenic
RF – Nick Castellanos
Utility – Yordan Alvarez (Keeper)
Bench – Myles Straw

SP – Max Scherzer
SP – Charlie Morton
SP – Sean Manaea
SP – Nathan Eovaldi
RP – Aroldis Chapman
Bench – Sonny Gray
Bench – Michael Kopech
Bench – Marcus Stroman
Bench – Tanner Houck

Didn’t plan on choosing Scherzer but it was good value. Missed out on SB’s early so I took Myles Straw late. Is the pitching good enough for this format?

Thoughts on drafted team?

cable
cable
3 months ago

h/h points 12 team….drop 1 Catcher ( Varsho or
Stephenson ) pick Soler or Seiya Suzuki

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  cable
3 months ago

I would lose Stephenson ( although its close ) and pick up Suzuki.

Wade Boggs 64
Wade Boggs 64
3 months ago

Grey my king: roto keepers lock tomorrow (12 keepers 10 team league) and my league is 6×6 (r,hr,rbi,avg,obp,sb // qs,era,whip,k,k/9,sv+hld). I’m struggling on my final two keepers, and am choosing between:

Pitchers: excluding the below, currently keeping 2 high performing SP
Yu Darvish (hate keeping SP, especially old ones… but yu know…)
Trevor Bauer (immediate future in question…)
Luis Castillo (is his shoulder very hurt?!)

Batters excluding the below, currently keeping 8 great batters (3 OF, 1B, 2B/SS, SS, 3B, ShoHAY
Alec Bohm (he’s got potential? right? I kept him last year? he stinks…)
Alex Verdugo (25 years old in the sawx lineup…)
Jake Cronenworth (swiss army knfie)

My initial lean is Castillo and Bauer? But it just all feels so wrong. Are Verdugo / Cronenballs good enough this year with enough potential to make it worth keeping them and taking some mid-round SP fliers perhaps 1 round too early?

Save me.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Wade Boggs 64
3 months ago

If it feels wrong then it probably is. I would go Verdugo/Cronenworth myself and hit those mid round pitching fliers.

Wade Boggs 64
Wade Boggs 64
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you both. I love you.

Crock
Crock
3 months ago

How early would you draft Tatis in a 14 team 3 keeper league? Keepers can only be kept one year so he would only be eligible to be kept next year and his owner elected not to keep him after the injury news.

omar
omar
3 months ago

In the Razzball OPS rankings, FTJ currently sits at 69. If we are to consider a 1-year keeper league (where draft picks can be kept thru 2023), how far up the rankings list does that propel Tatis?

6×5 (standard+OPS) Weekly H2H for reference.

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Hey Grey, I wanted to get your honest opinion about my team which I drafted last night. Super competitive keeper league, 12-team roto, 6×6 (OPS and holds). I’m not too crazy about it this year, and this is my 5th year in the league that has been running for decades. I’ve won the championship twice in the last four years (last year and the year before the fake COVID year), so I’m a bit disappointed in myself. Hopefully you can assuage some of my self-deprecation since I highly value your outstanding analysis…there’s not really much left on the wire.

C-Tyler Stephenson
1B-Matt Olson
2B-Ozzie Albies
3B-Ty France
SS-Dansby Swanson
OF-Juan Soto
OF-Franmil Reyes
OF-Seiya Suzuki
Util-Jo Adell

SP-Jacob deGrom
SP-Kevin Gausman
SP-Logan Gilbert
SP-Tarik Skubal
SP-Jordan Montgomery
SP-Joe Ryan
RP-Taylor Rogers
RP-Matt Barnes
P-Anthony Bender
P-Chad Green
P-Josh Staumont

Bench-Jesus Sanchez, Randal Grichuk, Alejandro Kirk, Spencer Torkelson, James Karinchak

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks, Grey! Awesome!

omar
omar
3 months ago

10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS).
1 year keeper – 3 players max.
Going into the season with Soto, JoRam, Shohei (DH). Have the 2nd pick in the draft (expect Bichette to go #1).
Who would you draft at that spot in this format, knowing the pick would be rostered for the next two years, through 2023:

Mookie, Luis Robert, Albies, Freeman, Yordan?

My gut is saying LuBob and pray for health. It’s tempting seeing Mookie there, but 2023 is his age 30 season, and I can only surmise he’ll decrease his running year over year.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  omar
3 months ago

I would go Lou Rob.

phennore
phennore
3 months ago

Final keeper question. 12-team 5×5 keeper league, $260 cap. Who should I keep?

Jake McGee – $11
Pablo Lopez – $6
Luis Garcia (HOU) – $6

Thanks

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  phennore
3 months ago

I would go Luis Garcia.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
3 months ago

Had my main draft this weekend (12-team, $260 auction league with 2 Catchers and weekly line-ups). Result is…

C Murphy ($3)
C Murphy ($3)
1B Goldschmidt ($19)
2B Albies ($29)
3B Moncada ($9)
SS Wander ($27)
MI India ($13)
CI Bell ($3)
OF O’Neill ($20)
OF Eloy ($16)
OF Arozarena ($12)
OF JD Martinez ($11)
OF Guriel ($9)
U Candelario (Res)

SP Musgrove ($16)
SP Manoah ($11)
SP Mahle ($9)
SP McLanahan ($8)
SP SonnyG ($6)
SP Ian Anderson ($4)
RP Taylor Rogers ($12)
RP Scott Barlow ($8)
RP Bednar ($7)
RP Soto ($4)

B Witt ($5)
B Jesus Sanchez (Res)
B Vaugn (Res)
B Giles
B Luzardo
B Javier

1) First, a couple of comments… I got stuck ‘price enfocing’ with JD Mart, Ian Anderson and Josh Bell. Don’t mind getting ‘stuck’ with Bell, but really didn’t want the other two. And I had Moncada at 3B last year and he sucked balls, but all the ‘good’ 3B were gone, so I panicked and bought him. Figure if he sucks again, Witt should qualify at 3B to step in.

2) Can I get your general thoughts on my shiny new team?

3) Second, you will note that I don’t have any ‘first round’ talent. Bidding got a bid out of hand (10 players at $40+) and I couldn’t do it. So instead I grabbed two second rounders (Albies and Wander) one third rounder (Eloy) and 3 fourth rounders (Goldy, India and Arozarena). Did I screw up?

4) Starting Pitching is comprise of 1 Cookie Dough, 2 Tuxedo Shirts and 1 Sideways Bosum. Good enough? Reason for worry is I only spent 21% of my budget on SP (67%/21%/12%).

Thank you.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 months ago

Second Catcher is Stassi. How do I edit my posts???

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 months ago

You only have a little time while editing is allowed. You put the cursor down to the line where “Reply” is, and at the right side there is a “manage comment” icon.

Last edited 3 months ago by VinWins
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
3 months ago

Well here is my squad what do you think?
12 team H2h leauge.

C Stephenson, Tyler (C CIN) 1B · C · U ACT
1B Abreu, Jose (1B CHW) 1B · U ACT
2B India, Jonathan (2B CIN) 2B · U ACT
3B Devers, Rafael (3B BOS) 3B · U ACT
SS Bichette, Bo (SS TOR) SS · U ACT
OF Hernandez, Teoscar (OF TOR) OF · U ACT
OF Alvarez, Yordan (U HOU) OF · U ACT
OF Robert, Luis (OF CHW) OF · U ACT
U Jimenez, Eloy (OF CHW) OF · U ACT
SP Manaea, Sean (SP OAK) SP ACT
SP Cease, Dylan (SP CHW) SP ACT
SP Castillo, Luis (SP CIN) SP ACT
SP Peralta, Freddy (SP MIL) SP ACT
SP McClanahan, Shane (SP TB) SP ACT
RP Iglesias, Raisel (RP LAA) RP ACT
RP Clase, Emmanuel (RP CLE) RP ACT
RES Reyes, Franmil (U CLE) U ACT
RES Mountcastle, Ryan (1B BAL) 1B · OF · U ACT
RES Baz, Shane (SP TB) SP ACT
RES Edman, Tommy (2B STL) 2B · OF · U ACT
RES Witt, Bobby (SS KC) SS · U ACT

Last edited 3 months ago by lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
cable
cable
Reply to  lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
3 months ago

lot of the same players 12 team from the 6th….h/h points start 5 SPers per week

Varsho
Stephenson
Abreu
Semien
Riley
Correa
C Taylor
Edman
Jimenez
Alvarez
Alcantara
Bieber
T Rogers (Mia)
Burnes
Mamoah
Snell
McClahan
Kikuchi
Sandavol
Iglesias

Last edited 3 months ago by cable
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  cable
3 months ago

I hope we do well!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
3 months ago

mondesi, kelenic, suzuki are best picks left on the board but i don’t want mondesi another year lol

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i forgot he was injured and did’nt adjust my list but my pitching start of bad every year….. i probably could have picked some pithing earlier the pitchers fell in the draft close to your rankings but i keep taking hitters anyway……hope it works out

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i missed scherzer at early third round thought he was off the board i probably could have grabbed him and hoped luis robert was there round 4……

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

Hey Grey – has anyone tried to use SON and Hittertron for betting purposes in prior seasons? NBA was unsuccessful. I’m thinking of seeing if there’s something there for prop betting baseball games

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  William Hung
3 months ago

I use Streamonator quite often to evaluate betting lines and see if there are any advantages out there. You can also sign up for my premium plays @theoddsbreakers.com

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 months ago

i hate paying for picks… i like research tools though

Lee
Lee
3 months ago

In a new keeper league roto 5 x 5 obp 15 players. New guy to league so I won’t know my keepers until after everyone else keeps theirs since I get the scraps of anyone but keeping Acuna for $35. There is also a minor league draft where I have first pick. Already have Hunter Green as only eligible guy to keep from previous owners team. Should I get Grayson Rodriguez or Anthony Volpe? Feel like it’s dealers choice but maybe something I am not seeing. Thanks!

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Lee
3 months ago

I would take Volpe

Jason Carroll
Jason Carroll
3 months ago

12 team H2H draft last night drafted 1st:

C- Murphy
1B- Alonso
2B- Albies
3B- Franco
SS- Bichette
OF- O-Neill
OF- Reyes
OF- Gurriel Jr.
UT- India
UT- Mountcastle

SP- Nola
SP- Montas
SP- Manaea
SP- Eovaldi
SP- Ryan, Houck, Montgomery
RP- Whitlock, Rainey, Giles, Sims, Hand, Steckenrider

RPs went way to quick for my liking. #sagnof

Would you trade Albies and Montas for Toescar and Peralta?

Thanks for helping me win another chip Grey!

Ben W
Ben W
3 months ago

Grey! I do my best to follow your team advice and it’s given me a few championships. How does my 2022 look? It’s 14 team. 6×6 with SV/H. Auction keeper league
C- Max Stassi
1B- Ryan Mountcastle
2B- Jonathan India
SS- Trevor Story
3B – Wander Franco
OF – Ronald Acuna
OF – Mike Trout
OF – Tommy Edman
OF – Seiya Suzuki
Util- Alex Kiriloff
Util – Jo Adell
Bench: Ty France, Lane Thomas

SPs: Jose Berrios, Logan Webb, Frankie Montas, Chris Bassit, Alek Manoah, Marcus Stroman, Josiah Gray
RPs (it’s a S/H league): Lou Trivino, Ian Kennedy, Adam Cimber, TJ McFarland, Alex Vesia, Luke Jackson

Ben W
Ben W
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you Grey!! That was the plan!

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

Hey Grey, those Yahoo rankings seem kinda funny to me. Did a mock and ended up with Ohtani, Robert, Franco, Alonso, Musgrove, Gausman and Polanco to start. Gotta admit I kinda like that for redraft.

Also, in a keeper I am always looking to tinker. Would a deal of trading Soto for Yordan Alvarez and Wander Franco be advisable?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
3 months ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!

a. Love this list a lot. Hoerner could really play if Simmons’ shoulder isn’t ready by OD. Madrigal/Hoerner is better than anything with Andrelton in it.

b. Concerns over AVaughn needing to get carted off?

c. Asked Prospector Itch the same q yesterday. Appreciate your thinking in a 12-team, weekly locks, H2H, dynasty.

Kirk or Moreno (currently rostered) for 2022? Beyond?

d. George Carlin quote of the day for March 28, 2022

‘Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.’

Cheers,
Ante

Magnum
Magnum
3 months ago

I had a $20 RCL draft on Sunday night (mo’ money, mo’ problems). There was also a last second thing that popped up that Mrs. Magnum and I had to attend… So I went to the bullpen and called in Daddy Magnum to draft for me. We discussed an early round strategy that basically ended with us agreeing on targeting Dodgers early. The rest of the draft was entirely up to him. I gave him my full vote of confidence…
So here’s the meat of the squad:

SP: Buehler
SP: Berrios
SP: Verlander
SP: Eovaldi
SP: Valdez
RP: Barnes
RP: McGee (punted closers obv)

C Sanchez
1B Cronenworth
2B Semien
3B Bregman
SS C. Seager
OF Betts
OF Haniger
OF Meadows
UTIL Soler

Does it have what it takes?

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

Don’t u have a CI MI and 5 outfielders

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

Other than missing 5 hitters and any semblance of a bullpen….

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Magnum
3 months ago

That’s pretty bad.