Excuse the exposition and this clunky intro into aforementioned exposition, but here’s the catchers to target1st basemen to target2nd basemen to targetshortstops to target and something to stick to your dartboards to target.  These 3rd basemen to target are being drafted after 200 overall.  Keep in mind, nephew (and five niece readers), your Uncle Grey likes to have a corner man drafted by the time these guys appear, so you’re looking at potential utility men more than anything.  Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Indonesia) supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2019 projections.  Speaking of baseball (best segue ever!), the Stream-o-Nator, Hitter-Tron and DFSBot are now available, i.e., the Razzsubscriptions.  Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2019 fantasy baseball:

Nick Senzel (210 NFBC, 214 ESPN, 220 Yahoo)  I have Senzel ranked as a 3rd baseman, ESPN has him ranked as a 2nd baseman, Yahoo has him as a 3rd baseman, and he’s the lead candidate to play center field in Cincy.  How’s dem apples?  Delicious!  Wherever he plays, he will be worth owning.  That’s just common *pinkie to mouth* Senzel.

Ian Happ (264, NFBC, 266 ESPN, 222 Yahoo)  You know what’s funny (but not funny at all). There’s some guys who I am burned by that I am so done with that I spray Solarcaine on certain players’ names just to remind myself they burned me in the past.  “Just blocking some Ray’s.”  “Your computer screen doesn’t give out UV rays.”  “I’m talking about Robbie Ray’s rays!  Leave me alone!”  That’s me interacting with a stranger at a Starbucks.  Happ, however, I don’t care if he’s burned me multiple times in the past.  I am back in once again.  Hopefully, in ten years, I’m not at a dermatologist examining sun spots, saying, “Nah, I didn’t lay out in the sun, Ian Happ was the only one burning me.”

Brian Anderson (276 NFBC, 252 ESPN, 297 Yahoo) I don’t even really care for Anderson, but I had to mention this (I mentioned it on the podcast but not everyone listens).  There was a fantasy baseball magazine this preseason that had a article title on its cover that read, “Stalking This Year’s Brian Anderson”  This absolutely kills me.  No, I don’t read fantasy magazines, so I have no idea what their point was.  What does that even mean?  Stalking?  Did they send someone to stakeout Anderson’s house?  Was it Vincent Adultman?  Did they interview him and misspell talking?  Or how about the brainstorming sesh that thought Brian Anderson would sell magazines?  Are they implying, who will be a player that no one cares about this year?  Did they reject the article, “Stalking This Year’s Wilmer Difo?”  I mean, what in the holy eff does it mean to be this year’s Brian Anderson?  For preseason chuckles, this falls only behind Brian Dozier’s average home run distance was shorter than 29 major league parks and Cody Bellinger played in 162 games, while being platooned.  We should call Bellinger, It’s Academical Ripken.  Any hoo!  Brian Anderson seems like a good bet for a 16-homer, .260 average with decent-enough counting stats.

Johan Camargo (410 NFBC, 267 ESPN, unranked Yahoo)  Gun to my head and you ask me who will be the best value for a guy going after 400 overall, and I will say, “You can just ask me, you don’t have to pull out a gun,” then I’d prolly say Ronald Guzman.  Then, after a bit more deliberation, I’ll say Johan Camargo.  Dansby Swanson feels headed for Brett Lawrie-type bust levels and Donaldson won’t stay healthy for more than 80 games.  If Camargo can’t get 350 ABs, I’d be surprised, but he will need 500+ ABs to have the best value for after 400th overall.  350 at-bats to 500 isn’t a big leap.

Jeimer Candelario (432 NFBC, unranked ESPN, 318 Yahoo)  He had 12 homers thru June of last year, but only hit seven homers the rest of the way, after he was diagnosed with wrist tendinitis.  May is a key month for him to replicate.  He only had a .295 BABIP, hit .262 with 4 HRs.  If he can do that across six months, then he’ll have 24 homers and a .262 average.  Pretty cool math, huh?  He is only 25 years old, so I think there’s a chance here for some surprising goodness.

Renato Nunez (637 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) If you said to yourself, “Renato Nunez is a MTV VJ.”  You’re thinking of Daisy Fuentes.  If you’re thinking now, “Then Renato Nunez is the name of the Puerto Rican chick I named my boat after.”  To which I say, stop pretending you have a boat.  That’s an inner tube.  I’m surprised Nunez is such an afterthought in leagues, but I guess you people like someone that can make quote-unquote contact.  Fine, fair enough, but Nunez could easily get into 25 homers *cough* with a .205 average. *cough*

Patrick Wisdom (738 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo)  Pretty shocked he’s all the way after 700 overall.  To wiggle out of a platoon of Ronald Guzman and get more playing time is that inconceivable?  Asdrubal is that much a lock to stay healthy?  That *scrunches nose* inconceiv-drubal?  *TV news crashes into my office*  We’re here from “When Portmanteaus Go Wrong” and…YOU WENT WRONG!!!

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Rockberry Jam
Rockberry Jam
3 years ago

12 team h2h keeper league

Keep three (no round implications just pick your top 3)
-Stanton
-JD Martinez
-JoRam
-Benintendi

7×7 OBP League

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

here’s a 20 team keep 6-9 OPS, XBH, QS, and holds added roto league draft see how it looks.
C kraken (K)
1B cron (12)
2B odor (9)
SS treat urner (K)
3B candleman (19)
OF (3) gallo (1B, K)
mallex (K)
grichuk (15)
util (1) palka (18)
BN morales (23)

NA (2) vlad (K)
SP (1250 max innings):
ray (K)
glasnow (K)
lucchesi (11)
gibson (13)
wacha (16)
cahill (21)

RP (max 5):
knebel (10)
Sa DOM (14)
kelly (17)
buttrey (20)
tepera (22)
NA: luzardo (K)

drafted out of the 14th slot in even rounds and i kept 8 so i started on pick 20 after keepers. puig/pham/kershaw/odor/aguilar/olson not kept. only odor made it to me though.

Joey
Joey
3 years ago

Other owner took rendon off the trade now wants to do $8 pereza for $1 tatis and $1 rosario (who i wasnt keeping)

Or just keep tatis or $10 bader as my last keeper

Or push for $10 ozuna

jon
jon
3 years ago

Heaney shut down… is he a drop? or hold on DL if that happens.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Curious if you have any takes on Merrill Kelly , AZ pitcher brought back from Korea leagues ?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Schebler’s max was 457 haha Steal!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If Strop’s hammy lingers ima cry. You know how I hate closers.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  FrankGrimes
3 years ago

If you didn’t take him, then I would have, because I just couldn’t look at him on the top of the board anymore.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Grey, all my Google alerts for “Garret Hampson” are now telling me that the Rockies will platoon McMahon and hampson at second base. Eff dash dash dash word!

Hampson is dropable in 12 teamer that’s shallow bench and no MI slots, yes?

Bud black is the Joe Maddon. NOT a compliment.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

It’s all very Maddon-ing.

Thank you very much

Vito
Vito
3 years ago

Trying to decide on my final keeper. Altuve in the 2nd round, or Ozuna in the 14th? I was dead-set on Ozuna and now people are making me think I’m crazy. Neither Mondesi or Murphy were kept, so I think one of them should be available in the 3rd round. I’m expecting a big bounce-back year for Ozuna.

Keeping Betts (7) and Haniger (21) in the OF if that makes a difference at all.

Thanks Grey!

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Nice outings today from Lester and Gausman today. 2 in a row for both of them. Know Gausman is hurt, Lester news could be coming soon.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah both bad. Gausman was going to be a short outing anyway coming back from his injury. Didn’t get through an inning.

Lester 7 runs in 2.2

Dubs23
Dubs23
3 years ago

Need to to keep 4 of these 5. 12 team 6×6 with QS

Snell $6, Glasnow $3, Bieber $5, Buehler $1, Foltynewicz $5

I’m thinking I should drop Folty because of the elbow. Thoughts?

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you sir.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

It’s funny to see Senzel listed as a 3B. Love him as a 2B/MI, even though he probably won’t see any time there either.

I like how you followed up the super boring Zimm/Barnes swing with the Hays/Richards upside swing. Good pick on Hays. We were giving him a hard look.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I don’t think that Senzel will be affected by them, if that’s what you’re asking. Kemp is a part-timer/bench bat at this point. Schebler might see some PT, but he’s more insurance for them, I think. Might take some time away from Winker if anything. Senzel is a franchise building block. He would’ve taken off last year if it wasn’t for his health issues.

Here’s some catcher trivia for you (since I know you love them so much): There are two catchers who have hit at least .270 with double digit HRs in each of the last two seasons. Who are they?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Everyone’s tea leaves are different. I wouldn’t touch Baez or Mondesi at their current going rates. That’s what makes fantasy fun.

A: Realmuto and Kurt Suzuki

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, could follow the Dahl path where they need to see him stay on the field before they can trust him. I think the talent wins out though.

Catcher seems even more dire than usual. Lots of platoons. Power is down. A .250 avg is considered good at the position. It’s always nice to find someone who’s cheap, won’t kill your avg, and has some pop. Suzuki checks off all the boxes.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Doesn’t have to be huge #s for a C2 around 300 overall. I don’t think most people realize how much a crappy .230 catcher hurts their team. Unless that guy hits 20 bombs, which just isn’t around at the position.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, when OTS and I finished top 20 overall in the online championship a few years ago, I don’t think we had much at catcher either. With a little more production there, maybe we could have finished top 10 or even top 5. Sometimes finding small advantages can make a big difference, especially at a cheap price point.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No one has drafted schebler yet in mine. It’s pick 525.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have to take him right. Hahah. Plus I have Senzel.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha. Grimey is getting his stats secured. Now has a Schebler/Senzel handcuff and a Voit/Bird handcuff

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Haha it’s round 36

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

that’s surprisingly slower

nightpandas
nightpandas
3 years ago

I had breakfast at IHAPP when I locked in my keepers…..not feeling so good now

Chud
Chud
3 years ago

Good stuff as always!

In a dynasty who would u rather own: Soto or Baez?

Thanks!

Justin Papariella
Justin Papariella
3 years ago

Long time listener, first time called (I say in my best radio voice). I just drafted this team in a 12-man NFBC league. Interested in your thoughts?

C – W. Castillo
C – C. Iannetta
1B – F. Freeman
2B – R. Odor
SS – X. Bogaerts
3B – J. Donaldson
OF – R. Acuna
OF – G. Springer
OF – A.J. Pollack
OF – N. Mazara
OF – B. Gardner
CI – J. Smoak
MI – J. Wendle
Util – J. Peraza
P – B. Snell (I know, top starter, but he fell to the 4th!)
P – J. Flaherty
P – T. Glasnow
P – N. Pivetta
P – J. Lucchesi (Not sure why no one else loves him?)
P – M. Wacha
P – A. Sanchez
P – C. Allen
P – A. Vizcaino
B – O. Herrera
B – M. Franco
B – N. Markakis
B – C. Kelly
B – B. Boxberger
B – A.J. Minter
B – B. Parker

I’ve played in a private high stake H2H, 16 team, daily lineup changes auction league for years, but this is my first time trying a NFBC league. As a player coming from a league that is so different settings wise, I really have no idea if my team came out well or not. In the NFBC format, does it make sense to start 7 pitchers and 2 closers or 6 pitchers and 3 closers? I’m sure you could right an entire post on NFBC strategy versus other league format strategies (subtle request), but just knowing the optimal pitcher breakdown would help. Thanks a lot! You’re a god of fantasy baseball and mustaches!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago

An owner has put Greinke on the block. It’s a keeper league (Roto) but he’s only good for this year and he’d be $9.
I just listened to the pitcher podscast so I know you are way down on him but as an SP2 does he have any worth at that price. Your projection isn’t really too bad but I know that’s best case . About the only guys I have I would offer would be a $1 Haniger or a $3 OZUNA both of whom are also only good for this year.
It’s a 10 team league but everyone rosters at leasat 10 SPs becasue we have innings pitched as a a category so decent SPs have to rotated in and out for 2 start weeks.
Would you do a $1 Haniger for $9 Greinke? What about Ozuna at $3 (don’t really want to but if you thought that was fair I might consider it).

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. Kinda knew the answer but due diligence and all that

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

drafted in one league only (NFBC 50 round).

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Is the best way to know your most recent ratings is from War Room (and, if so, does the download version have same data as the on-line version)? Or is there another method to get them?

Thanks.

Ghost of Grady Little
Ghost of Grady Little
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

If you’ve already downloaded the war room, you can update the excel file by going to Data (on the ribbon) -> connections -> refresh all. That’ll pull the most recent data from the website.

Joey
Joey
3 years ago

Can keep 8 nl only
Im keeping

Albies 5
Hoskins 8
Acuna 16
Muncy 4
Corbin 1
Vazquez 1
Nola 26

Last spot

Tatis $ 1 have for 2 years
Bader $11 2 years
Or
Amed rosario last year at $1

Can trade tatis n Rosario for one of them and use on my eighth keeper slot

Then go draft 2 or 3 stud bats which i know will be up for auction

Does this help with your analysis

Rendon for rosario n tatis

Or ozuna

Or pass n keep either tatis or bader in eighth spot

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Joey
3 years ago

$10 on both rendon or ozuna for just this year

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Other owner took rendon off the trade now wants to do $8 pereza for $1 tatis and $1 rosario (who i wasnt keeping)

Or just keep tatis or $10 bader as my last keeper

Or push for $10 ozuna

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago

Haha. I’m watching the Braves/Nats game. The wind is blowing hard out to left. Dozier hit a high flyball that ultimately went into the bullpen for a homer. I think it went about 389 feet anyway. Dozier could be in for a bounce back as long as he only plays when the wind is gale force to left.
Ahhh spring training.
It’s his second and he’s healthy. Maybe you should change his ranking (that’s for Cram It, haha)

Joey
Joey
3 years ago

Would you trade

$1 tatis and $1 amed rosario

For

Either

$10 ozuna
$10 rendon
Or
$3 gennett

I was debating keeping$1 rosario $1 tatis or $11 bader as my last nl only keeper. Leaning towards bader as 15 hr 20 steal .275 in that spot over tatis for 2 years @ $1 but can be convinced otherwise as $11 seems hefty.

Have acuna, muncy, albies snd hoskins as keepers.

Hater Bell
Grey Albright
Reply to  Joey
3 years ago

Yes, Osuna and Rendon

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Grey Albright
3 years ago

Which one osuna or rendon?

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do.u.think the same bc its just 1 guy over $11 bader or $1 Tatis

They are in last year of keeper at $10 price

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Joey
3 years ago

Tatis is $1 for next 2 years

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lose tatis back in draft after next year

Bader is the same $11 for this year and next

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

AL only OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. QS over wins and holds added. 10 team h2h. keep 3 yearly at previous season’s ADP costs. 1 of each infield, 4 any OF, 1 util, 1 CI, 1 MI. 5 SP, 4 RP, 3 BN. max DL and 1 NA. slow draft going on till sat. i have
vlad (25th round), altuve (drafted 1st), villar (9), bieber (24th round), gallo (3rd round), paxton (2nd).
now i’m stuck on whether to take:
upton (another OF i can use)
cruz (util only and good lord is he old, BUT OPS rater have him about 11 bucks more than upton).
i draft again 7 picks after this pick here. probably RP #1 time at that time. these others are around:
osuna
upton
hand
cruz
d.gordon
brantley
mallex
morton
a.hicks
leclerc
tim anderson
profar
eloy
giles
odor
devers

oh, i’m hearing news on kimbrel, a guy i just got into a saves/holds dynasty is thinking of not keeping doolittle for 15 out of 257 max predraft since according to him “his friend is showing condos to kimbrel in the WAS (DC) area right now”. how WAS is going to dodge the luxury cap i’m not sure but this guy as far as i can tell has no reason to lie to me (although i don’t know him and maybe his friend IS a liar).

Hater Bell
Grey Albright
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Test

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah i’m kinda worried about cruz’s connection dying, or his body finally falling apart from taking that stuff since what age 30 or around there. remember he was the guy who hit exactly 25-28 HR’s every year and missed what like 30-40 or more every year, then SUDDENLY he hits age 30 and the HR’s go up at least 10 per year and no more injuries. he got on that braun connect. the stuff the smart guys take that is ahead of the tests. this wasn’t launch angling here, it was needling angling.

– i told that guy though, even IF we KNEW kimbrel was on WAS doolittle for 15 in a 15 team holds/saves league is STILL keepable.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

not “10 PER year” i meant at least 10 more than 27 HRs EVERY year after that. not adding 10 more every year to the previous year.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

funny since i know the OPS rater has him very high every damn year and i’ve dodged him ALL of these other years. baseball forecaster meanwhile has upton down for better stats everywhere (slightly worse HR’s, but better skill stats and OPS too), not by tons, but better. steamer really likes cruz all the time.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

i’m with ya, but of course i’ve said that for at least 5 years (in SOME of those i might’ve been ok with his ADP price, but even then there’s always somebody like upton here i’d almost always rather have AT that ADP)

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

yo I thought Vlad was a schmohawk. That rapping was crazy btw. You’re crazy. Crazy beautiful.

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
3 years ago

Yo Grey, have my first draft coming up on Sunday and would love to get your thoughts, even though these are essentially ‘look at the rankings’ questions. Thanks for all that you do!

All questions are for shallow 10-team yahoo mixed league…

These sexy late MIs…Wendle, Fletcher, Hampson, McNeil, Urias, etc, is there a particular one or two specifically that you are heavily targeting and trying to draft for most of your teams or do you prefer to spread the love with these guys and essentially draft all/most of these guys at some point? Would your answer change in a keeper league?

Roster Resource currently showing McMahon starting and Hampson on the bench. Knowing that you moved Hampson up the ranks recently since the Rockies didn’t sign a dead body to play 2b, does RR showing McMahon starting change your thoughts on either Hampson or McMahon?

Similar to my first question, any Starters after the top 60 that you are heavily targeting for multiple teams? Or are you spreading the love between all the guys you like? I think McHugh and Stripling are the 2 I am most interested in, but curious to get your thoughts.

Thanks Grey!

Dontbichetteme
Dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Vincent adultman! Nicely done

waffles
waffles
3 years ago

sup Grey! would you rather draft Trea Turner or Acuna in a 10 team 5×5 h2h? Any other generic draft advice for a shallow 10 teamer? I will probably use at least my first 4 picks on hitters

Dontbichetteme
Dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Vincent adultnan! Nicely done

Robert Sims
Robert Sims
3 years ago

Dynasty format: Adell or Hiura?

Robert Sims
Robert Sims
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The high strikeout rate in Double-A doesn’t scare you? I’m worried I might have some Michael Taylor in hm.

Adam M
Adam M
3 years ago

Always a pleasure to read your stuff Grey. Was wondering what your thoughts might be.

I’m in a 10 team standard roto league in ESPN. 8 keepers.

Right now I have the following guys for keepers for my fielders

Eugenio Suarez
Charlie Blackmon
J.D. Martinez
Carlos Correa
Alex Bregman
Jose Ramirez

Backup keeper

Jose Abreu

My keeper pitchers are

Gerrit Cole
Aaron Nola

Backup keepers are

Walker Buehler
Jack Flaherty
Patrick Corbin

I was just offered a 1st round pick for Charlie Blackmon which would allow me to keep Buehler. I know you don’t like Correa Grey but I’m rolling the dice on him for one more year. Buehler seems like a special pitcher and I’d love to keep him if he turns into the superstar everyone keeps saying but last year I didn’t keep one single pitcher and was able to draft Nola & Cole with back to back picks but that won’t happen this year.

Figured I’d get thoughts if people would take the trade. It’s a lot of runs to give up but Blackmon is getting older, SB production has been declining and I could get in on the ground floor what would could be a phenomenal player and use the pick to replace Blackmon.

I know this seems like a no brainer but i always find it’s easier to draft pitching and maybe I could get Buehler again but since I won last year, I’m drafting last this year so hard to say.

Thanks for the help.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Yo grey- the third basement 2nd basement stuff will be my Achilles heel this season so i thank you for the cyclopsing

Andrelton Simmons and Dahl for Xander Bogaerts? My other outfield is Trout/ benintendi / Ozuna…. my other utility bats are meadows , jake bauers, and ramon laureano

Guys out there on waivers as bats are adam eaton/ josh bell, panik .. stuff like that

OR

Andrelton simmons and Jose Leclrerc for Xander Bogaerts- with trevor may on waivers- holds and saves points leagues

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

ill stick to 2B / 3B from now on… apologies for all the sloppiness.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Would you keep Mejia for $6 in a 5×5 keeper league where you can keep as many as you want with $5 multipliers each year?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

12

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Would you give up Tatis for Freeman in 16-team OPS? I’ve got Abreu at 1B right now.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. So the deal would be:

Folty, N. Pearson and Tatis (MiLB)
for Wheeler and Freeman

Take and run? I’m reluctant to give Tatis…

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Nice pic on Richards. How you feeling about your DC roster so far? I see we’re both gonna be scouring for 8th outfielders later than most. I feel extremely proud to be the only manager to refuse to draft a C. I gotta stand for something afterall and this is my stand!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I feel like I still have work to do. Overall I feel decent but a lot will depend on how I compensate for late 1B picks, and also covering CI until Muchodough gains eligibility there. Hopefully McMahon starts at 2B. I’m gonna need more depth and to take a flyer or two in later rounds on upside guys at a few spots. I absolutely love my C’s so far most of all. I’d give myself a B so far.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, thanks. I like McNeil a lot and he should be eligible at MI/CI/OF eventually. I’ve seen the Mets try him at 1/2 in batting order recently. Hopefully Pillar leads off. If he does thats HUGE!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m hoping for 70 points from my arms and 50 points from by bats, polar opposite of my three other DCs.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Well, since its my fourth draft and there are 13 guys following an offense first philosophy I figured I’d try something different. When I’m done with this DC I’ll post my 4 DC rosters and you can predict which ones place where, lol. That’d be funny if you pegged them.

Db
Db
3 years ago

Nfbc league 12 team how did I do for my first draft of the year?
C Alfaro, Vasquez
1b freeman
2b lemaiehu
3b Donaldson
Ss segura
Mi Hampson
Ci Gallo
Util pinder
Of Bryant, Dahl, piscotty, Gardner, inciarte
Bench Guerrero jr, meadows, delino deshields

Pitching
Sale, Robbie ray, Straham, Maeda, gibson, wood
Yates, Robertson, betances
Bench Trevor Williams, Glasnow, Reynaldo,Presley,

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yea my problem last year in nfbc is a had all these guys who didn’t do shit till 2h of the season so I was in a hole to start the season this year I positioned myself a lot better to start the season off and if 1 or 2 of these Low end starters I drafted over achieve makes my sale, Ray combo even better. I could’ve kept going with awesome hitters all day Ozuna and all these guys were there in round 10 and on I’ve done that before stacked the outfield with all the big names and then it doesn’t pan out ever.. so I went for more balance. Middle infield will be interesting but I think I had this problem a couple years ago and ended up picking up lindor later in the year

stayinhot
stayinhot
3 years ago

Hey Grey, just a quick question….

When are the tiers and top 100 keepers being released? I’m refreshing 17 times a minute and my finger hurts.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Nambla awards hahaha

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Frank — NFBC you are up

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

Grey –

Just wanted to mention how crazy CBS’s projections are on Ryan O’Hearn…

260. 30HR, 100 RBI, 78R

WTF… Am I missing something??

Raider
Raider
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sounds like a CBS poor man’s Evan Gattis!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

Wow! Put that in your pipe and smoke it…

J-Hova
J-Hova
3 years ago

Thanks Grey! Love these deep posts, especially the VJ reference. Quick story, Foxygen is an indie band out of LA who were in DC a few years back. They tweeted that best question to them would get free tickets for their show. My questions was, who was your favorite MTV VJ, mine was Idalis. They responded Kurt Loder who then jumped into the tweet thread. That was my twitter peak and it’s been downhill since but Loder seemed to be a really cool guy. I miss the VJ days.

I had a proud moment for you earlier this week. There was a front page fantasy Reddit post on a guy saying he is quesitoning holding JoRam in a dynasty and cited your analysis. He’s also dropping in Yahoo like mad which I attribute to you.

Last thought, 10 team roto, basically the same guys since ‘98. I’m considering a proposal that would force the 10th place team to go on the Alien/Bigfoot excursion with Jose Canseco? Since you and Jose are close and have history what do you think of that as last place punishment?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  J-Hova
3 years ago

I saw Foxygen on their first ever nationwide tour off their debut album, in Baltimore, it was like their 3rd show. (Possibly the same tour you saw them in DC) They were absolutely terrible. Stopping and starting multiple songs, singing before cue. I was embarrassed for them. I imagine they’ve gotten better or they wouldn’t still be getting recognition. But it was interesting to see the growing pains.

J-Hova
J-Hova
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

That’s awesome you saw them that early. Was it Ottobar. I did hear rumors that their early shows were bad, France is a bit of a loose cannon. The one I tried winning tickets for was off of Star Power. I heard rumors that they cleaned up their show for Hang and the performances were great. That being said, i think they are fighting again so not sure they are even touring the new one coming out in April.

J-HOVA
J-HOVA
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha, no but every time he tweets I do picture he reading that tweet in front of the crazy 90’s MTV backdrop wearing an IOU blazer.

Assuming you haven’t been blocked by Canseco on twitter, he lists his agents phone number on his twitter feed and says his Bigfoot excursion is nearly booked.
Not sure if Morgan is who you booked his Podcast appearence with but that’s who you need to book through. IMO they owe you a free excursion for bailing on their Podcast commitment so quickly. On that note, any guests lined up this year? I really enjoyed the B-Real one from last year. I think rapper is the way to go!

J-Hova
J-Hova
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Wow, thats crazy. I know he was a huge sports fan, that would have been a great get. Being out west, you should shoot for someone from the Heiro crew or Tash/Xzibit. Evidence seems to be a big sports fan and is super accessible through Twitter. I’m pretty sure that you can corner the market on Baseball/Rap podcasts if you havnt already with the B-Real interview!

Dock
Dock
3 years ago

Bravo Grey! Awesome sleeper list as always. I need your help with this. I’m in a Keeper league and this scenario could be very likely come draft time. I have a 1st round pick and the only available players are Scherzer, Mondesi, Bryant and Benintendi per your rankings. Should I really skip Scherzer and pick up Mondesi who is ranked at 408 in Yahoo? Feels insane to me. Feel like Benintendi or Bryant is a saner move but I’d still be using a round 1 with those guys. Please help. Thank you!

Db
Db
Reply to  Dock
3 years ago

Bryant

LastPlace
LastPlace
3 years ago

Sad in Seattle…

Who gets more AB Vogelback or Beckham?
Is either number over 400?

Thanks!

LastPlace
LastPlace
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gracias!

LastPlace
LastPlace
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gracias!

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Would you trade Adames for Senzel in Y! 7×7 with obp. Senzel could play 3B and I could move Shaw to 2B. Was also considering picking up Mous and dropping Odor for the flexibility. Thoughts? Here is my offense –

C- Grandal
1- Goldy
2- Adames/Odor
3- Shaw
Ss- Segura
O- Trout
O- Conforto
O- Ozuna
U- Haniger
B – Alonso (NY), D. Santana

Sideshow
Sideshow
3 years ago

Any thought on adding Austin Hays to your rankings as he looks like a possible OF starter for Balt w his productive spring ?

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Oh, pulling the old “Donaldson will get hurt” trick out I see. Yeah, I didn’t listen to Uncle Grey last year in one of my leagues. Fool me once. But it’s 2019 and guess who I’m drafting?! The top half of that line up looks great! Whoops, sorry, should have made that another paragraph… I’m talking about Senzel. Sizzle! **licks finger, puts out fire on butt** Hoping he can find his way to the #2 spot there.

Where do you think Wil Myers hits in SD this year? I know you’re not high on him, but he’s got 3B eligibility in Yahoo. Feels like he should be a #5/6ish hitter (after Renfroe). But that team has a ton of #5/6ish hitters. So maybe #2 or #4? Not a fan of the AVG, but 25/20 isn’t that big of a stretch (maybe even 30/20). The R or RBI (depending) look a little light on your projections. He was pretty dinged up last year (a bunch of various stuff), so thinking it was an anomaly and he can revert to 2016-17 form. Still haven’t drafted him though…

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Snagged Nunez yesterday. The power is there, (33 HRs in 2017 across 2 levels) but the contact is crappy. Hoping he puts it together. Worth a shot where he’s getting picked up.

Site is still super slow as of this morning. Just March traffic? Should buy you a daiquiri to put the advertisements back in, maybe that would fix it? Yesterday I couldn’t even get on site.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Hey Knoche!!

Works fine for me. Go to your internet settings and remove all cookies (go back as far as possible). You’ll witness speed you’ve never seen before.

Cheers,
Ante

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Ante Galic
3 years ago

I just did this and it is a bit faster. Still nothing like it used to be even as of last week.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Ante Galic
3 years ago

Thanks Ante, I’ll give it a shot.

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

too much traffic = high class problems! I guess those extra 12 girls on the site is killing ya. Don’t spend all those fractions of a penny in one place man

nightpandas
nightpandas
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

I’ve got first pick tonight…deciding between Peraza and Bieber

15 team keep 11

My pitching keepers so far are Castillo and Lucchessi

other available ss are Polanco, Dee Gordon, Profar, Hampson

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  nightpandas
3 years ago

Looks like you need pitching, I’d go Bieber.

LastPlace
LastPlace
3 years ago

Is Austin Hays winning the RF job in Baltimore?
Do you think he gets 400+ AB this season?
Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  LastPlace
3 years ago

From a Baltimore resident…I would bet on the over.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  LastPlace
3 years ago

From another somewhat Baltimore resident – a strong “no clue.” Hays has had a strong spring. Plus his ankle seems healthy. But unless/until Davis or Trumbo are hurt/cut/traded, then there is a 5 man rotation in OF (Mancini, Mullins, Rickard, Hays, Santander).

Regarding Davis and Trumbo… Most fans are ready to move on from Davis. And sounds like the team is at least considering it. But it’s a $20/m sunk cost psychological barrier. I think the team is hoping Trumbo plays well enough to get some type of trade interest. So Davis may lose ABs fairly quickly. Trumbo probably not.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

Actually, now that I think about it. Rickard isn’t really that much competition offensively. Santander is similar to Hays, but Hays has more upside. Hays probably splits time early on. But if Davis gets benched, Mancini moves to 1B and Hays/Santander both get everyday ABs.

LastPlace
LastPlace
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you all for your comments!

LastPlace
LastPlace
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you all for your comments!

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson
3 years ago

Grey–you are EASILY one of the funniest writers in any genre, but you’re over the top on the Brian Anderson thing. You know damn well what they meant..the guy came out of nowhere and put up a 115 ops and scored like 85 runs with a .273 ba and is eligible at 3B an OF. Handy guy to have rostered and the magazine you’re skewering is hands down the very best on the market with no peers. I’ll own him in at least a couple leagues this year.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
Reply to  Brian Anderson
3 years ago

Good. Have fun with that.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  Brian Anderson
3 years ago

I respect you Grey, but damn it all to hell. Don’t you lie to us, and tell us you didn’t know what that unnamed magazine meant with a picture of Brian Anderson on the cover with that title. You know exactly what it meant even if you didn’t read the article. Hahaha.

I honestly didn’t know people bought fantasy magazines anymore.

Ben W
Ben W
3 years ago

Grey – I drafted a snake draft. 12 person league. 5×5 categories. How do you rank this team? I tried to follow the guidance of Grey as best I could.
C – Willson Contrearas
C – left in blank for now. 2 catchers leagues are redic
1B – Jesus Aguilar
2b – Max Muncy
SS – Trea Turner
3B – Kris Bryant
OF – Marcel Ozuna
OF – Khris Davis
OF – Eddie Rosario
OF – Daniel Palka
OF – Austin Meadows
CI – Eduardo Escobar
MI – Niko Goodrum
Util – Luis Urias,
Bench: Lewis Brinson

SPs: Patrick Corbin, Stephen Strasburg, Joey Lucchesi, Shane Bieber, Nick Pivetta, Eduardo Rodriquez, Brandon Woodruff
RPs: Cody Allen, Shane Greene, Andrew Miller, AJ Minter

DuctTapeBandit(GoogleIt)
DuctTapeBandit(GoogleIt)
3 years ago

Thoughts? Weak spots?

14 team 6×6 H2H

R, HR, RBI, SB, Avg, OPS
Sv, K’s, ERA, Whip, K/9, QS

C -G Sanchez
C -W RAmos
1 -Cron
2- J Ramirez
SS -T Turner
3 -JD Davis
CI -Gallo
MI- T Anderson
Of -Trout
Of- Mazara
Of- D Santana
Of- Palka
Of- Mullins
UT- Zobrist
UT- Bird
NO BENCH BATS TAKEN

PITCHING-

Glasnow
Bieber
Chase Anderson
Jon Gray
Matz
Efflin
Odorizzi
Bundy
Godley
A Bradley
Brasier
Ottavino
Neris
Pressly
W Peralta

DTbamdit
DTbamdit
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Pushed all in last year and traded away 5 of my first 10 picks. Ty, sir

G
G
3 years ago

I would never think of trading these two keepers of mine, but I may have the option before my draft to trade one of Lindor (6th round, can keep him 4 more years max losing a round each year) or Arenado (7th round, with same deal) for another teams Acuna (9th round, where I can keep him next 6 years losing a round each year). Thoughts?

G
G
Reply to  G
3 years ago

Just to add, It’s a head to head categories league where Avg and OBP are 2 separate categories

G
G
Reply to  G
3 years ago

Also, this is a H2H category league where Avg and OBP are separate categories

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  G
3 years ago

I’d trade either of them for Acuna

Beastman
Beastman
3 years ago

Morning Grey, mind if I toss a trade Q your way?

16 team H2H, $260 budget, streaming isn’t an option.

Pick a side:
Clevinger 17
E Rod 6

Severino 3
Glasnow 2

Leaning Severino side for the big salary savings, while acknowledging that the shoulder injury that may cost him a few starts.

What say you?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Beastman
3 years ago

Some definite risk on the Severino side, but I think it’s worth the gamble at those prices. Glanow is an awesome $2 piece as well.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

Happ to me seems like he’s headed toward Brett Lawrie type bust level.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Tom
3 years ago

Maybe, but he’s only 24, and the power is there. If he gets the K rate under a little better control he could go .260/30/10 Very easily. That’s not a bust.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Well his 3-31 performance so far this Spring is not inspiring much confidence. Is there a chance he could start the year in the minors?

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Does the news of Mous being the primary 2B change anything in the rankings? I have Odor and Adames at 2B.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
3 years ago

Hehe, saw the same Brian Anderson Roto mag and thought, Dafuq? I hope everyone in my leagues buys those magazines. Their place in the grocery stores is apt. They are to Roto what the smut romance books are to literature.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!!

Great report, titillating (spelled it wrong initially, thank you for your auto-corrector app!)!

a. Love some of these guys, but some of them would be hated even by their moms. I read from start to finish (portmanteau included) but am only looking at Senzel and Happ in a re-draft, maybe Camargo because I know he’s your boy (so by extension my boy) and I’m rooting for him to get to 500 ABs and Camargo’s .270/27/2 stat line is actually looking pretty good.

b. Got Eloy back in that points league. Thank you.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey!!!

Sorry must be a carousel of emotions for you with all your disciples telling about everything that happens to their teams. Do you keep a rolodex of all your disciples teams’ rosters and then lament like the quasi-empath that you are meanwhile that is an actual impossibility? I dropped said Eloy for Inciarte. It’s a points league, consulted with Malamoney’s new spreadsheet for points leagues. Inciarte is a points league hog. Sorry for bothering you at all about asking about Eloy. [Notice the topic sentence of this paragraph is ‘sorry’.]

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey!!

Carousel of emotions=the title of your sex tape!

Cheers,
Ante