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. As for the coronavirus aka Covid-19 aka “The Disease That Apparently Hates Baseball,” I’m not pretending it’s not going on, but some people still have drafts, and if I liked these guys before the virus started karaoke’ing to Public Enemy’s Shut ‘Em Down, I still like them. So, I’m getting these “To Target” posts out in case people are still drafting. There are upcoming RCL drafts, and I plan on doing another NFBC league for s’s and g’s to pass time until the National Pastime returns. Is there more interest from you in another NFBC draft vs. me vs. youse? Let me know in the comments. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Indonesia) supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball.  (All 2020 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated to 100 games played, but I am still going into the positional rankings and moving guys who were injured who now have a better “corona timeline.”) Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2020 projections. Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2020 fantasy baseball:

Gio Urshela (NFBC 241, ESPN 270, Yahoo 252) I get the concerns. I have those same concerns. Will Urshela play every day? My gut says no, but my gut also has IBS and I wouldn’t have thought Urshela’s previous year was possible, either. At his current ADP, the risk is baked into the price. Steamer hitter projections say Urshela is a .267 hitter, but I’m seeing a bit closer to .300 (he hit .314 last year, what a pi-head). People have the ShiTs (Shiny new Toy Syndrome), and Urshela feels very last year, but teams, like the Yanks, never get the ShiTs. They actually get ThOTS (The Old Toy Syndrome). If they can use something that worked in the past for them (Urshela), they’re more inclined to continue to roll ThOTs outs there. Bud Black is the King of ThOTS.

Brian Anderson (NFBC 242, ESPN 204, Yahoo 284) Anderson upped his fly ball a bit last year, but he was still about league average on fly balls and on the high side for ground balls, paradoxically. That he tweaked his Launch Angle last year and went in the right direction at 26 years of age, well, Anderson could break out, and I nearly went head over heels for him in my rankings. I was thisclose. That’s right, no space between this and close. What really stopped me more is things out of his control:  Marlins. They did bring in the fences, but it sounds negligible. Oh, million dollar idea! HELLO SHARKS, I’m offering you 10% of my negligee company called Negligiblees. It is exactly like all negligees but the name makes it punny.

J.D. Davis (ESPN 261, Yahoo 224) This guy is a little in the need a DH slot, for sure. However, Just Dong II feels like a guy who will get major helium when we get to the end of June, and playing games, and the Mets are like, “Seriously, he’s our starting left fielder. No foolsies.” At least I hope the Mets say that shizz. This is a bug or a feature or I don’t know the difference between bugs and features or I don’t even what that saying means, but if Davis has a starting job, and he does right now, he should be ranked around 150th overall, which he is by me. Maybe bake in some risk into him losing his job and he goes around 175th overall (which is where he’s being drafted in NFBC leagues). Ranking him after 250th overall makes no sense, especially when you consider this shizz is ever-evolving. ESPN and Yahoo update their ranks regularly, so if the Mets say Davis doesn’t have a starting job, they could move him down. So the assumption has to be they think Davis isn’t worth a higher pick with everyday at-bats. That’s just flat-out wrong. Going to put a screenshot in after this blurb, which is Davis’s batted ball peripherals. You don’t need to know anything, except “red” is good, and, for those of you color blind, I’ve circled the red. If you’re circle-blind and only see squares, I can’t help you. For further reading:  my J.D. Davis sleeper.

Ian Happ (NFBC 364, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 336) His 2017 season when he went 24/8/.253 stands out to me, but should it? Let’s see, he had 364 ABs that year. Last year, he had 140 ABs and went 11/2/.264. Give him 400 ABs last year and he is blowing away that 24/8/.253 line. Give him 300+ ABs this year (fingers crossed!) and *makes Jackie Gleason bang-zoom-to-moon reaction*. I guess the risk is on the at-bats. Could the Cubs actually give Happ 300+ ABs (what a high season of at-bats will look like in 2020)? Let’s go through the Cubs’ offseason:  Nothing for three months, signs Kipnis. In short, yeah, Happ could get 300+ ABs.

Travis Shaw (NFBC 367, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 379) Former NL MVP (in my mind), greatest hitter of any generation (barring any generation that played baseball, so, like, a generation in the 1780s, definitely and a baby’s generation that was born in 2020) and all-around money draft pick, Travis Shaw! (Did I say money? I meant “lose money.”) Okay, so everything went sideways last year for Shaw, except his bat, which sat on his shoulder. Something got tweaked with his swing, and he busted bad. There’s no telling if he’s fixed, but if he is, his price is dirt-cheap, and he could get back to the 20-homer, 5-steal guy in a partial year as he was as recently as 2018.

Hanser Alberto (NFBC 404, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 371) Do you read his name to the tune of, “Hands up, baby, hands up! Gimme your heart, gimme, gimme your heart?” No? Okay, it’s just me. Hanser is Luis Arraez with a leadoff spot, and without playing time concerns. Actually, that might be selling Alberto short. He has at least 10/4 possibility and Arraez is closer to 3/3. Oh, and Arraez is going about 200 spots before him in drafts. Definite steal at his price, and should be ranked much higher. Hanser up, baby, Hanser up! Gimme your Alberto, gimme, gimme your Alberto. Still no, huh?

 
  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Awesome report!

    a. I have to keep you propped up as much as possible lest you get suicide-y on us! Ga, this is so bad – the waiting game, not the content!

    b. Seriously, I’m here. If you need help for any content, let me know. Yesterday the idea of Rickey Henderson quotes for the whole season was floated around. You name it I can do it. Just kidding, but I’m here for you mensch.

    c. MLB quote of the day for July 16, 1985

    ‘And they’re speeding up more to home plate to give the catcher an opportunity. It’s almost impossible if you don’t get a good jump. If you have a catcher who can throw the ball well, it’s almost impossible to steal.’

    Timothy Raines, Sr, aka The Rock. He is one of only 29 players in baseball history to date to have appeared in Major League baseball games in four decades, was the last active player who was involved with the Pittsburgh drug trials, and also the last MLB batter to wear a batting helmet with no ear flap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Thanks!

      B. Bring on the Rickey!

      C. I think he was baiting them

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Poor Tim Raines. If he was drafted by the Yankees he’d be off the charts great but had to endure bad teams in Montreal. He led the team in SLG as the leadoff hitter, that is crazy.

        Good luck with your NFBC drafts.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanking you always, Ante!

  2. Andrew Rothman says:
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    Grey, how’s my Razz NFBC team coming along? I’m 34 rounds in and coming to terms with the possibility that your one-sentence evaluation may be the only chance I get to judge my squad this year. No pressure!

    As you know, 15-team 5×5 snake. I picked 6th.

    C Suzuki (19)
    C Severino (31)
    1B Gurriel (9)
    2B Altuve (3)
    SS Lindor (1)
    3B Suarez (7)
    CI Renato Nunez (17)
    MI Swanson (16)
    OF JD Martinez (2)
    OF Pham (5)
    OF Gurriel Jr (11)
    OF Tucker (13)
    OF Eaton (14)
    UT McCutchen (18)
    BN Kendrick (24)
    BN Aquino (26)
    BN Bradley Jr (28)
    BN Maikel Franco (29)
    BN Ke’Bryan Hayes (34)

    P Morton (4)
    P Sonny Gray (6)
    P Urias (10)
    P Diaz (8)
    P Diego Castillo (21)
    P Pressley (22)
    BN Heaney (12)
    BN Stroman (15)
    BN Gausman (20)
    BN Hudson (23)
    BN Pablo Lopez (25)
    BN Barnes (27)
    BN Mize (30)
    BN Junis (32)
    BN Pomeranz (33)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I like the team. Suarez and Mccutchen are two who will benefit from the extra rest.

      Offense is strong, maybe grab a couple more arms right now before pitching dries up. Might also try to find some steals upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks a bit weak on hitting, don’t love your outfield, and low on speed potentially… I like the pitching a lot more, solid looking squad

      • Andrew Rothman says:
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        Thanks, Grey. I don’t love my outfield either, but we both realized we were getting older and this might be our last chance at a long term relationship. Plus, going back out there to find another outfield just seems so…. exhausting. But we make do, you know? We make do.

        Anyway… thanks for keeping us occupied during the end-times. Stay healthy bud!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, we do make do, yes

          You too!

  3. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Ha, ol Snackers got all lubed up on the snake juice and reached for Davis in a draft last night, glad you like him also. Owning any Met is a free roller coaster ride so what the heck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do love JD…and Alonso…and their pitching…I might like too many Mets

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks for fighting the good fight! Hope you and Cougs are doing well.

    Baseball wise, how do think the shortened season may impact prospects like Pearson or young bloods like Julio Rodriguez?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      We discussed that in depth on the pod last night actually. Should go up today or tomorrow.

      My current thesis is that contenders may be agressive and start guys in the majors…Adell, Carlson, etc.

      Don’t think it’s great for the JRod, Pearson types.

      • LOLmets says:
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        Where the pod at??

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Awesome, thanks! Yea – makes sense. Though, I don’t think it will slow anyones timelines too much long term (aka re 2021)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Would be obvious service time manipulation if minor league season is shortened too and players who are ready are sent down, but not like there’s never been no weird service time manipulation before

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hope you’re well too!

      What DT said, we discussed on pod, will be up soon

  5. eballs says:
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    This question might be answered based on your rankings, but based on upside and playing time, which of these outfielders do you like the best?

    Akiyama
    Fisher
    Carlson
    Hays

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Carlson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlson

  6. c says:
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    it’d be sooo much nicer if Happ had 2B eligibility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  7. BadFantasyManager says:
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    Okay

    I need advice on my first picks from the smart guys of Razzball.

    I am in H2H league with the normal 5 stats plus OPS, BB, and K against, and net stolen bases instead of SBs.

    I pick 12 out of 14. I think that I could choose from Bregman, Rendon, Lindor, Story, and Freeman. Freeman and Story are good shots to come back to my 2nd pick.

    Gicen the settings that I have, how would you rank the players that I listed?

    Cheers,
    BFM

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Smart guys? Sounds like a question for Rudy!

      Not much changes for me with those settings. Story, Lindor, Freeman, Rendon, Bregman for me.

  8. KrazyIvan says:
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    I would likey to join an RCL. Thanks.

    Yesterday’s game I watched was game 4 of the 1990 WS. Hatcher’s hand gets broken by HPB and Eric Davis plays a baseball version of Allstate’s Mayhem character by simultaneously hurting his knee, hand, elbow, ribs, kidney and spleen on a dive in the OF. Of course their subs, Winningham and Braggs, lead them to victory and the sweep of the A’s.

  9. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    C Alfaro
    1B Olson
    2B. Kingery
    3N. Sano
    OF L Robert
    OF Soto
    OF. Laureano
    UTIL. F. Reyes

    SP Flaherty
    SP Giolito
    SP Gallen
    SP Fried
    SP Richards
    RP Urias
    RP. C Martinez
    RP. Kela

    Bench
    3B/OF. JD Davis
    OF K Tucker
    2B Lux
    SP Eovaldi
    SP Keller
    SP D May

    What do you think of this team? Where should I try to improve?
    Do you think Dustin May and Lux are relevant this year or drop them for M Gore, Burnes, Smyly, Voth, T Walker
    Thank you!

    • RicoSuave says:
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      Sorry, I forgot my SsS is Treat Urner

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Looks good. I’d lose May for Gore. Keep Lux.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks solid, hitters and pitchers I love throughout… Love Eovaldi for Gore, and hold otherwise

  10. FrankGrimes says:
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    The brother and sister arc ruins zerox3 for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Wow, I liked them a lot…It was pretty goofy they put the dead dad in the bed, but once I was past that, I liked it…Especially the stuff in Africa

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Everything they did was goofy haha… it all got wrapped up too neatly too fast.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair, I liked the Mexican cop the best out of all the storylines, felt closest to Gomorra, even though the other one was Italian — I actually disliked the Italian storyline most… The show had problems, but compared to most I watch, it was good… Watch Giri/Haji on Netflix next

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            I will after Kingdom S2.
            With the shelter in place I have time to watch a lot of crap lol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I know… Is that Last Kingdom? Animal Kingdom? Or Kingdom Kingdom?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Korean zombie kingdom
                Just noticed S2 is available

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s good? I haven’t watched (I don’t think)

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    First season was great.
                    Believe I did mention it to you.
                    Sometime after we watched Son Of Uhtred!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah…Ok, well, now I have time to watch everything! I need a new TLK too…

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    S4 is due Later this year I believe. I can’t remember what happened it’s been so long haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s how I am with just about every show…I’ve now found myself watching 10 min. recaps on Youtube of shows

  11. Tweak says:
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    I hope Happ clicks makes a splash this year. With him and Hoerner, the Cubs may not be as much of a wreck as they seem at first glance. The same with Davis with the Metropolitans. Moving Rosario to the OF could help their staff be even better.

    Ran a friends and family draft through Yahoo the other night and ended up alright (Had #3 overall). Any thoughts on this team? I feel like I’m banking too hard on Mondesi for SB.

    C – D Jansen
    1B – F Freeman
    2B – M Muncy
    3B – A Rendon
    SS – A Mondesi
    OF – M Trout
    OF – E Rosario
    OF – M Conforto
    Uti – T Edman
    Uti – G Lux

    BN – L Gurriel Jr (2B/OF)
    BN – K Newman (2B/SS)
    BN – S Hilliard (OF)

    SP – Z Wheeler
    SP – M Bumgarner
    SP – K Maeda
    SP – R Yarbrough
    SP – F Peralta
    RP – J Hader
    RP – T Rogers
    RP – A Bradley

    BN – J Musgrove (SP)
    BN – A Houser (SP/RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, get Rosario out of the infield, he is such a mess — how many teams?

      • Tweak says:
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        Standard Yahoo settings – 12-team Roto, 5×5

        Nunez can probably hold down the fort while Gimenez preps for prime time in Queens. This could shore up the left side a bit if McNeil slots in at 3B regularly. OF is still a wreck defensively, but I would hope that between Conforto, Davis, Dom Smith, Nimmo and maybe Cespedes, the offense could make up for the weak D.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but Amed is their SS for now at least…

          I like the pitching a lot, all guys I like a lot… I could see maybe having an issue with Ks, potentially, but not bad

          Your hitting is awesome, this is a team I’d draft myself

          • Tweak says:
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            Thanks, thought it was looking alright. I appreciate all the work you and the rest of the Razzball crew put in.

            RB has become a beacon of my personal (ab)normality amongst the craziness that is the rest of the world these days.

            Here’s hoping there’s a season this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, hopefully! Appreciate you too!

  12. NUX says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think of my 5×5 Roto; 11 Teamer from last night? I used all of my bench bullets for RPs for now.

    C- Alfaro
    1B- Danny Santana
    2B- Moustakas
    3B- JoRam
    SS- Treat Urner
    MI-Mondesi
    CI- Moncada
    OF- Ketel Marte
    OF- Franmil
    OF- Willie Calhoun
    OF- Ian Happ
    OF- Dylan Carlson
    UT- Dansby
    UT- Tsutsugo

    SP- Paddack
    SP- Darvish
    SP- Clevinger
    SP- Sonny Gray
    SP- Lamet
    SP- Julio Urias
    SP- Gallen
    SP- Odorizzi

    RP- Workman
    RP- Matt Barnes
    RP- Diego Castillo
    RP- Wade Davis
    RP- Daniel Hudson
    RP- Hirano
    RP- Helsley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like the RP gambit right now, there’s no telling when we’re starting again and RPs could still be influx… I love the pitching, what a stacked rotation…1 thru 8 just humma-na… Your hitting is solid too, maybe light on power

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        Thx man, yea I have the same takeaway on the power part, something to keep an eye on with the early adds/drops. Think I can def find some in “April” (aka June, fingers crossed).

        Be well brother! Thx for grinding out the content.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem! Thanks, Nux!

  13. Trader says:
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    Thoughts on my squad….12 teamer

    Contreras
    LeMahieu, Chapman, Dannys
    Altuve, Villar, Madrigal
    Trout, Blackmon, Laureano, Dahl, L Gurriel, G Polanco
    Morton, Noah, Soroka, Ryu, Price, Ordorizzi
    Doolittle, Kela, D Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, just saw your comments in spam folder… I don’t love Noah or Price…Maybe in shortened season they’ll be okay, but I don’t know…Hard to say…. You look weak on power too on hitting

  14. Many thanks to all at RB for updating all stats and projections to reflect a 100 game season. Very useful. Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  15. BBQ Warren says:
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    I expect this has been covered somewhere in comments since the Wuhan Anal Thermometers took MLB and tossed it aside but is there a good sim site where we can fake that MLB is going on based on last years stats or something?
    Withdrawal is no fun. We are looking for somethjing like stratomatic or apa where we dont have to roll dice but run some master simulation that stil has a drafting element to it….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About to start rolling the die to get some stats for my fantasy teams

  16. Laura Holt

    Laura Holt says:
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    I’m realizing that, should baseball ever start and life get back to normal, I will ironically have to spend 10 or 12 hours a day at my computer away from the rest of society just to set the 412 or so fantasy baseball team lineups that I’ll probably have drafted by then.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA — So, you ready to get in an NFBC league or what?

      • Laura Holt

        Laura Holt says:
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        I have my last scheduled NFBC draft that I signed up for ages ago tomorrow… and then yeah, I’ll probably be up for pretty much anything. I wonder if we could get them to open an NL only or AL only online auction (or at least draft)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like how you’re thinking! I need more slow drafting to fill my days

          • DonnieB says:
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            There is a two hour waiting for signups.

  17. DHurm12 says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Unsure if there’s anything out there about the season or playoffs, but has anyone discussed the idea of holding the playoffs on neutral site(s) to ensure games can be played when the weather changes?
    thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think that’s on the table now…Maybe warm weather for November playoffs, and in home stadiums still thru October to get in another month of the regular season

      • Laura Holt

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        Between the 6 (I think?) retractable-roof stadiums and the warm-weather stadiums I don’t know why you couldn’t re-work the schedule to play all of October or even later without really having to worry about weather issues. I guess at that point giving pitchers enough downtime before 2021 spring training would be the issue, but just the thought of November baseball is one of the only happy lights at the end of the tunnel I can see right now…

        • Grey

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          If we start on June 1st (fingers crossed), and regular season goes thru October with playoffs in warm weather stadiums in November, we might see a 120-game season still…Does this sound crazy? It does, doesn’t it?

          • Laura Holt

            Laura Holt says:
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            I’m still dreaming of 30+ man rosters and doubleheaders every other day…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So, what if there’s baseball starting in Korea? Can we start a Korean fantasy league?

              • Laura Holt

                Laura Holt says:
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                I’m in!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Some hope! Korea played intrasquad games yesterday

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                Mel Rojas Jr with the first pick!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA, I like how you’re thinking!

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Laura I put this one out there yesterday on Twitter after hearing someone discussing something like this on radio yesterday AM.

          @MLB
          Whenever you get going. Run season to 10/25. This puts potential Game 7 of World Series on Thanksgiving Eve. Neutral site retractable roof playoffs start 10/27 and 10/28. DS (Tor, Sea, Mia, Hou) LCS (AZ, Dal) World Series in Milwaukee.

          • Laura Holt

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            Love it! I’m also all for nixing the ASG/break all together… that buys us 4 or 5 days right there!

  18. Earl says:
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    With last couple picks in 5×5 roto draft, I picked up Justus Sheffield and James Karanchuk for bench pitchers (Karanchuk for good setup man with high k’s and hopeful to take over from Hand).

    What do u think of these guys or should I maybe dump one of them for Mackenzie Gore?

    Do you think Gore will make much of impact in season (if season does start)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      I like the idea of shooting for upside right now…I’d lose Karanchuk for Gore tho

  19. Crime Dog says:
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    RCL draft tomorrow, I’m pumped! All my other leagues postponed drafts so this is all I got.

    I really want to sign up for more drafts but I’m afraid I’ll go overboard and have way too much to manage when the season starts. Hard life decisions….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See what Laura said above

    • Laura Holt

      Laura Holt says:
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      I’m thinking of doing one draft per week as long as they are still being offered… was thinking of just doing best ball but I really don’t like that format so I’m just going to let the leagues pile up and figure the potential extra hours of team management down the road will be a relatively small price to pay for something that may help keep me mentally and emotionally stable in the mean time!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like how you’re thinking…I like NFBC Draft Champions…Only have to set a lineup twice a week for hitters, and once for Ps

  20. The Great Knoche says:
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    Bored at work. Gonna be working from home after today I think for a while. Here’s RCL from last night. Actually drafted starters this time. First share of Lindor also kind of excited, and then I paired im up with Tatis. What can I say SS are awesome looking.

    C Kelly (25)
    1B Muncy (5)
    2B K Marte (3)
    SS Lindor (1)
    3B Moncada (6)
    MI Tatis (2)
    CI Cron (20)
    OF Jimenez (4)
    OF Pham (10)
    OF Dahl (13)
    OF Buxton (14)
    Of Canha (18)
    U Andujar (15)

    P Yates (7)
    P Woodruff (8)
    P Hendriks (9)
    P Lamet (11)
    P Neris (12)
    P Folty (16)
    P Keuchel (17)
    P Kennedy (19)
    P Kopech (21)

    Bench – Karinchak (22), Daniel Hudson (23), Watson (24)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should be home, man…be safe!

      It looks like a solid pitching staff, but your hitting looks low on AVG and possibly power…It’s not my favorite hitting squad

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I work in the beer industry so we are an essential good that must continue to be provided.

        Yeah, I had it graded out at 5 points in average and 8 in HR. Didn’t quite turn out way I was hoping even with taking first 6 picks on bats. Tatis pick 2 might not have been right move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, be safe either way! And that you for your service! (Even though I don’t drink beer)

          Tatis after Lindor wasn’t great

  21. Mike says:
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    Hello Master Grey,

    One of the Leagues I am in decided to go ahead and draft last night. So taking your rankings and your comments on Top pitchers, especially with the not knowing on IP and basically anything right now, I constructed this team. It’s run on yahoo. 15 TM NFBC type rosters, 5 X 5 cats, 2000 IP limit

    C- Mejia
    C- Kelly
    1B- Bellinger
    2B- Edman
    3B- R Nunez
    SS- J Polanco
    CI- Olson
    MI- Newman
    OF- S Marte
    OF- Laureano
    OF- Soler
    OF- Mercado
    OF- Gurriel Jr
    Util- Andujar
    Ben- L. Garcia
    Ben- Tsutsugo
    Ben- T Grisham
    Ben- K Hayes

    Pit- Giolito
    Pit- Workman
    Pit- Odorizzi
    Pit- Maeda
    Pit- Yarbrough
    Pit- D Hudson
    Pit- Hirano
    Pit- Romo
    Pit- Pomeranz
    Ben- Z Plesac
    Ben- C Burnes

    Acknowledging will have to watch the Pitching waivers for more Saves and K’s. Will this team be competitive?

    • Grey

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      Agree with you, you need saves and Ks, but I love that hitting team, it looks stacked, man…Nice balance of speed and power…Kinda love this 15 teamer

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    COVID wildcard . . . who’s going to lose all their offseason gains via staying home and not hitting the gym? Devers feels like a prime candidate – no way is he working out + not playing videogames on Twitch 24/7.

    • Grey

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      Haha, why? Because he looks like a mini Sano? Imagine what the actual Sano is doing…He went from best shape of his life to worst in the same offseason… Hmm…Trevor Bauer seems like an opposite candidate who is working out every day…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Haha, only because he put on a bunch of muscle this offseason. Feels like any “best shape of my life” guy is a candidate for “COVID “diet”” regression.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh…Covid-regression, the flattening of the curved biceps

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            lol!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Bauer is in his mind palace.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s doing a sandlot game for all the kids he insulted on Twitter

  23. Dave D says:
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    I’m starting to prepare myself for no baseball this season. It seemed impossible to imagine a month ago. Still seems surreal, but unless the rhetoric changes drastically soon I’m becoming very skeptical about it. I guess I’ll start focusing on the 2021 season soon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Korean baseball started yesterday and they’re about 6-8 weeks ahead of us…I have hope, but might be June 1st

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Remember, a month of no income for some of these giant businesses is huge…I think at some point, life must go on

        • Dave D says:
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          You’d think. Thats reason though. Given the current hysteria here in the Tri-State area you’d think Black Death was imminent. When they closed my gym and all others I decided to go to a firing range for training. I’m preparing for the zombie apocalypse now. If its a dud I’ll be happy but I am guessing it may take awhile for rationality to return. There’s a fine line between government protecting the public and destroying people’s livelihoods. Lets hope they get the timing right and we can get back to some semblance of normal by June. I hope you’re right!

        • Dave D says:
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          You’d think. Thats reason though. Given the current hysteria here in the Tri-State area you’d think Black Death was imminent. When they closed my gym and all others I decided to go to a firing range for training. I’m preparing for the zombie apocalypse now. If its a dud I’ll be happy but I am guessing it may take awhile for rationality to return. There’s a fine line between government protecting the public and destroying people’s livelihoods. Lets hope they get the timing right and we can get back to relatively normal by June. I hope you’re right about that.

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            Uh, not sure what happened. Haunted phone.

  24. gargamel04 says:
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    I’ve been pairing Ryu and Robbie Ray a lot this year. Averaged this is what each would contribute.

    178.5 Innings, 13 wins, 199Ks, 3.30 ERA, 1.17 WHIP

    Such a cheap way to get two of those!

    • Grey

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      Yeah, that pairing is a solid way to go — need someone like Ryu with Ray tho

  25. FrankGrimes says:
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    Welp this thing is bouts over.
    Obviously saves is huge weakness.
    Question is this squad capable of taking down the FML?

    C Roberto!
    C McCann
    1B Muncy
    2B Edman
    SS Tatis
    3B Bregman
    CI Urshela
    MI Lux
    UT Solak
    OF Meadows
    OF Jimenez
    OF Gurriel Jr
    OF JD Davis
    OF Tsutsugo
    BN Hilliard
    P Berrios Kluber Montas Boyd Urquidy Keuchel Kopech JMont Gallegos Magill Oberg

  26. Drew says:
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    Sell Mondesi and Wheeler to land Snell and Gore?

    16-team OPS keeper.

  27. Mex says:
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    Who would you rather have in a standard 5×5 roto keep forever league:

    1) Albies or K. Marte

    and

    2) Nola or Giolito

  28. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    with puig still not signed in this 16 team h2h with OPS/holds/hits/QS added. we keep 6 (no costs nor escalations)
    C
    1B goldy
    2B
    SS
    3B torenado
    OF (3)
    util (1) otani (hitter only)
    SP (want probably 8ish): corbin
    RP (about 6 wanted, space for 7)

    keep puig or one of lynn, either polanco, solak. rankings seem to indicate lynn but maybe j.polanco

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      and gallo kept here. need the last one.

  29. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey I want to play in a league against you. Can we make this happen. Grey v MP.

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