There are no 3rd basemen to target for 2022 fantasy baseball. Thank you, have a good day. *finger to earbud* Okay, I’m being told I need to give you some 3rd basemen to target. Who the hell is this in my earbud anyway? Is this…FUTURE ME?! Or. Dot dot dot. Past me?! Oh my God! Well, whomever is in my ear pulling my strings like a modern-day Geppetto, they’re telling me I have to give you some 3rd basemen to target late. Too bad, because they all suck! Excuse the exposition and this clunky intro into aforementioned exposition, but here’s the catchers to target1st basemen to target2nd basemen to target, and shortstops to target. These 3rd basemen to target are being drafted after 200 overall. Hopefully, you drafted Rafael Devers or Jose Ramirez already, because, otherwise, you’re screwed. There are upcoming RCL drafts, if you wanna get rowdy and/or bawdy. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Indonesia) supplement to the top 20 3rd 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 3rd basemen to target for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Yoan Moncada (ESPN 205) Moncada is way higher than the 200 ADP overall cut-off in Yahoo and NFBC, but bless ESPN’s heart for giving me a few guys I can list here. If being honest, still not sure what to make of Moncada, does he have real power? Speed? Average? What is…life? So many questions, but if you can get him at a decent price, it’s worth the gamble on upside.

Adalberto Mondesi (ESPN unranked) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–Breathe, Grey! Breathe! Adalberto Mondesi is unranked by ESPN?! Is this real life? He’s ranked for 3rd basemen between Brian Anderson and Wilmer Flores. I’m sorry, I feel like I’m taking mescaline.

Jeimer Candelario (NFBC 223, Yahoo 264) Already gave you my Jeimer Candelario sleeper. If you print it out and give it to strangers, they’ll thank you, thinking it’s coupons.

Alec Bohm (NFBC 286, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 220) Went to look at what I was saying last year for Alec Bohm, and, boy, was there some nonsense there! Was I hit on the head prior to last season? Was I hit on my head recently to forget if I was hit on my head last year? Oh, I know! I repeatedly hit my head on the wall after drafting Bohm last year! Listen, you cool dogs and five cats, I don’t like Alec Bohm, but 3rd base after pick 200 is ugly, so there’s just so many choices here. Between Bohm and, say, Eugenio Suarez hundred picks prior? Well, eff it in the eff hole, try Bohm again. If a young player as Bohm was touted last year, then maybe we shouldn’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. If we thought Bohm could go 25/.280 last year, maybe he can still. Oh, I doubt it, but you never know.

Cavan Biggio (NFBC 289, ESPN 239, Yahoo 263) Kinda same thoughts for Biggio as I had for Bohm. Biggio was terrible last year, but he might do something. Will he? Well, I can give you about two dozen reasons why he won’t. But shifting through all of those, and arriving at the reasons why he can be something:  He went 20/20/.250 one year in Double-A and he really never had a chance to find his footing in Triple-A or the majors. He finds his footing, like he did in Double-A, and flashes power and speed without killing you in average. Am I overlooking about 25 red flags to be positive here? Yes, that’s the point of this post!

Joey Wendle (NFBC 365, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 289) “Marlins gave up a prospect they liked for Joey Wendle,” was told to me when I asked someone close to the Marlins, “You really think Wendle gets a lot of at-bats?” Not only a lot of at-bats, but Wendle might be the leadoff or two-hole hitter, depending if they want Jorge Soler hitting leadoff or second. Yes, you read that correctly. I wouldn’t make you do a spit take for no reason.

Jose Miranda (NFBC 428, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) With playing time (which he might not have), Miranda could be a poor man’s Ty France. Call him, Canada. Snap! Kidding, I love you, Canada. The Twins never spend money — the Twins wouldn’t even buy a vowel for Kent Hrbek — but they went out and got Correa, and traded for Urshela, so I don’t know where the at-bats are coming from for Miranda,

Kevin Smith (NFBC 691, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) At least the A’s found a director for their sequel called No-Moneyball. Interesting storyline to follow this season for the A’s is will they let Kevin Smith play 3rd base in giant jorts. Kevin Smith likely sucks, like his last 20 years of movies, but maybe he can sneak into a 20/10 season. *cough* With a .205 average. *cough*

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Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

Grey,

I have forgotten what you said about this, I have 4 minor leaguers that may make the Opening Day rosters.

CJ Abrams / SS / SD
Julio Rodriguez / OF / SEA
Bobby Witt, Jr. / SS / KC
Mackenzie Gore / SP / SD

Have you heard anything about them making it as yet? If not what should I do with them? Bring them up or keep them in minors?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

My pitching in a 12 team auction is the following:
Burnes
Nola
Tr Rogers
Eduardo R
Houck
Luzardo
Ober
Kopech
Raisel I.
Ta Rogers
Kimbrel

Free agents include Gore,Brash,Matz,Ynoa as SP and Warren,Dan Hudson,and Sulser as closers. Would you make changes to the staff?
Thank you and appreciate all your work.

William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago

Step 1: Subscribe
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LFG! Hopefully I won’t be homeless by summer!

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

Who do you think closes for Seattle Castillo or sewald?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Eddie
4 months ago

check closermonkey – they are usually on point

Ryan741
Ryan741
4 months ago

Grey, trade opinion in a H2H points league. Would you trade Teoscar/Adell for Yordan/Steven Kwan?

Adam H
Adam H
4 months ago

Pitcher question – 7 cats, 5 standard plus K/BB and L, $260 auction, Eovaldi for $7 or Gilbert for $1, all else equal?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

This is another Yahoo H2H 10 team league. I might as well hit you up now for my final keeper question of the year.
I need 5 guys out of: Albies, Story, Wander, O’Neil, Burnes, Bieber, Alcantara, Ray, or Cease. Keep forever/no draft penalty
Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Would you drop Kimbrel for Daniel Hudson? Thank you.

ozzie smith
ozzie smith
4 months ago

Great be back again for another year and as always big thank you to you and all the Razz team for all the work you guys put into the draft prep. You guys are awesome as always.

Wanted your thoughts on this team I drafted last night as it was the first auction draft I have ever done.
It’s 12 team 10×10
hitters- HR, R, RBI, SB, Avg, OPS, walks, hits, total bases, K’s
Pitchers- W’s, L’s, K’s, innings pitched, outs, walks, hits allowed, H2H with end of season winning money and weekly winning money up for grabs. 28 innings minimum pitched per week, 6 moves allowed per week, daily lineup changes.

C- Varsho- $3
1 Gurriel JR.- $8
2 India- $17
SSLindor- $23
3 Mondesi- $15
OF- Louis Robert- $31
OF Stanton- $18
OF Haniger- $2 Keeper
U- Tim Anderson- $21
U- Bobby Witt JR- $18
SP Woodruff- $17 Keeper
SP- Berrios- $16 Keeper
RPKittredge- $1
RP Trevino- $1
P- Alcantara- $20
P- Darvish- $15
P- Cease- $10
p- Montas- $12
Bn Patrick Sandoval- $1
Bn Luzardo- $1
Bn Ranger Suarez- $1

Bn- Ramon Laureano
BN- Empty right now since I put Cruz in NA slot, lots of good options up for grabs.
NA- O’Neill Cruz- 1$

How did I do? I have some concerns but I wanted to read your thoughts on how this draft went. Thanks again brother.

ozzie smith
ozzie smith
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I agree on the surplus of speed, really drafted the team as if I didn’t have Mondesi since he has been so plagued, I still wanted to have good speed without him. If he comes out sizzling I may even trade him for the right return and save the almost inevitable heartbreak.
Some decent hitters on the wire now I can pick up or wait to see who guys drop when they realize they don’t need 3-5 bench bats.
Schoop
Nate Lowe
Kyle Lewis
Jesus Sanchez
Candelerio
Connor Joe

I can pick one of those up or a reliever for now to see who else emerges. Any of those you would take immediately?

Ben W
Ben W
4 months ago

Grey – I’m in a 12 team keeper league. 5×5. I could use some advice selecting my 3rd keeper!

(1st two are Woodruff and Clase in the next to last rounds, rounds 24 and 25).

I Need to choose 1 from:
Nick Castlellanos Round 3
Whit Merrified Round 5
Salvador Perez Round 7
Chris Bassit Round 12
Noah Syndengaard Round 19

It’s also a 2 catcher league. I finished 2nd last year and pick 11th in a snake draft.

amart_tx
amart_tx
4 months ago

@Grey, 12 team 5×5 roto

Would you trade Manaea and Treinen for Nola?

My SP: Wheeler, Manaea, Stroman, JoMo, Syndergaard
My RP: Treinen, Barnes, Kittredge, Floro, Sims

ESPNLOL
ESPNLOL
4 months ago

Can confirm ESPN’s default draft was points ranked (even tho my league is categories). Some absurd rankings, although allowed me to get some steals :)

Idk if it’s a system glitch or what. Got Bichette is at 33, Baez 200s, Luis Robert 84, Teoscar 112, eloy98, O’Neill 172!!

It may warrant another ESPN rank post lol

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Drop Kimbrel for Daniel Hudson? Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Drop Kimbrel for Daniel Hudson? Thank you.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

Need to finalize my 5 keepers in 10 team H2H Yahoo league. Keep forever & no penalty in the draft.
Keeping Soto & Eloy for sure.
Need 3 of the following: Story, Bieber, Urias, Webb, Manoah, L Garcia or Stroman.
Not sure what Story will do in Boston & love the future of Manoah.
Which last 3 you keeping??

Ben W
Ben W
4 months ago

Grey – In a 12 team keeper league. 5×5.

Choices for my 3rd keeper (1st two are Woodruff and Clase in the next to last rounds, rounds 24 and 25).

Nick Castlellanos Round 3
Whit Merrified Round 5
Salvador Perez Round 7
Chris Bassit Round 12
Noah Syndengaard Round 19

It’s also a 2 catcher league

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

Hey Grey!
Need some of your Keepers Wisdom:

10 Tm 6×6: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP. ERA, WHIP, K, SV, HLD, QS.

Auction draft later this week, get to keep 3 players for the following costs:
Bryce $40,
Tucker $26,
Trea $25,
Acuña $24,
Lynn $20,
Musgrove $16,
Bieber $16,
Gausman $14,
Polanco $5,
O’Neill $5.

Immediately thought Trea Acuña and Tucker, but not sure if ONeill is worth a spot to maximize value

Primetime
Primetime
4 months ago

Buxton doing it again!! Showing his skills. Baiting me in again…

mookie
mookie
4 months ago

Pick the best keeper in 12 team mixed. 6×6 with OBP replacing AVG and TB and L as extra categories.

Jazz – 12th
McClanahan – 12th
Josh Bell – 17th
McMahon – 18th

mookie
mookie
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Sorry for the double post and thanks very much for input!

mookie
mookie
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Sorry for the double post and thanks very much for input!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Some one just dropped Varsho in the ol H2H, which is OBP. Gotta drop Zunino for him, right? Rudy has Varsh way ahead in his rankings.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks.

Elsewhere, my staff is currently Nola/Freddy P/Morton/Stroman/Jo-Mo/Quantrill. We have QS instead of wins. I’ll be SON streaming through the season.

Quantrill looks solid enough I guess, but Marco G is floating around on the wire. Rudy/Steamer likes Marco over Quantrill for QS pretty solidly. Worth a switch do you think?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 months ago

Think I’m switchin’

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Ha – Kikuchi is miles better than both of them (projections-wise, anyway) and he was available so grabbed him instead.

Gonsolin – see any value in him in a 12-teamer? Feels like more one to watch than grab right away…

Last edited 4 months ago by SteveNZ
mookie
mookie
4 months ago

12-team. 6X6 with OBP instead of AVG and TB and L as added categories. Which keeper do you like the best? Thanks in advance!

Jazz – 12th round
McClanahan – 12th round
Josh Bell – 17th round
McMahon – 18th round

Cable
Cable
4 months ago

12 team h/h points …. Which side Josh Bell/ T O’Neill or Jose Abreu/ T Edman

leon
leon
4 months ago

How worried are you about bellinger right now? would you be offering him for someone like straw and a closer at this point.

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
4 months ago

or verlander was offered to me for bellinger as well

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
4 months ago

Lothario back for my yearly ask grey abt my keepers

25 year NL 8 5×5 team league $260

can keep 8

1 acuna 34
2 trea turner 45
3 keitel 14 this gives me SB n massive BA n some hr

2 catchers – have 2 great C for $1

4 Varsho 1 sb
5 Contreras 1

pitchers

6 edwin diaz 4
7 freddy Peralta 8

what do i do for my last spot:

Duvall 1 – see BA above can handle the .225 n 35 bombs

Hampson 1

Descalfani 2

CJ Abrams 1 can keep at $1 for 2 more years

Duvall will regress and and ? abt playing time after Acuna back dont need hampson speed but descalfani for a $2

Duvall?

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

over $1 duvall?

and when r we meeting for boba?

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Jeff Graup
4 months ago

if and when CJ ABRAMS makes padres out of spring training do i keep him over descalfani?

would keep for 2 years at $1

Will
Will
4 months ago

Hunter Greene to make the Reds rotation. You in on him?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

More than a guy like Sandoval?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Greene or Luzardo? Greene or Kimbrel? Watch Kimbrel go to Dodgers.

Jason
Jason
4 months ago

Grey: I have two questions. I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed league (both AVG and OPS league).
1) For 1B, I have Josh Bell. Would you recommend I pick up Votto instead?
.. or as a backup?
2) Would you recommend picking up Adell in a 10 team league?
Here are some other names available:
Adolis Garcia
Benintendi
Blackmon
Rosario
Schwindel
Pollock
Schoop
Jesus Agilar
Randal Grichuk
Nathaniel Lowe
Miguel Sano
Wil Myers

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

If I don’t have room for a backup, would you recommend I swap Votto for Bell?

William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago

I remember in 2019 when Devers broke out, he was super low in the preseason/undrafted in most leagues… people even thought his April/May was a mirage, so I guess what I’m saying is there’s always hope in some of these young guys like Bohm and Biggio

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

True, but i remember that season vividly with how low people were in on him because that was the year I had projected MVP Travis Shaw on my team… once he “proved” himself it was too late for a lot of us

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
4 months ago

the cards are def stacked against both Biggio and Bohm as well because I think they are hitting between 7-9 in their respective lineups

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Dusty doing his thing. Have you noticed Tucker has been hitting 6th or 7th in spring? Stop it Dusty. I am not crazy about the guys hitting behind him.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I know. What does this guy have to do to earn some respect? He must be out of options b/c he’d probably be back in the minors putting up another 30/30 season.

Dong Show
Dong Show
4 months ago

Dynasty Question for you Grey. Daily yahoo league

My Ohtani

for

Freeman
Story
Logan Webb

I feel very torn on this. If Ohtani stays healthy, I want to say it is a no, but obviously its a huge risk given what he does.

Does the age of FF and downgrade of Story leaving Col play a big part here or should I strongly consider this?

Thanks as always for your feedback!

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Pulled the trigger on this, thanks a ton Grey! My league thinks I did great on this deal. Feel much better about after looking my lineup now

C -Varsho
1B – Freeman
2B – Story(when eligible)
SS – Bo
3B – Jram
OF -Harper, Yordan,Yelich
UTL – KB/Jose Abreu

sideshow
sideshow
4 months ago

Hunter Greene announced to start the year in the rotation for Cinci. Any early thoughts?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I just read your Hunter Greene Fantasy, and man were you wrong about when he would be called up. Very disappointing.

packers2018
packers2018
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

I took over a 12 team dynasty keep 5 where I kept Tatis Jr.

I ended up drafting T. Anderson and W. Franco with my first two picks (6-7).

Got offered Alonzo straight up for Tatis. It’s tempting for this year, what do you think?

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Ok, thanks.

Milarky
Milarky
4 months ago

Awesome stuff Grey! My main takeaway here is to draft Candelario. I had him last year and he was fine.

Question – do you anticipate making any/many rankings updates between now and Friday based on spring? I want to try and get your latest updates, but there’s no sense in waiting if you’re not doing updates until closer to season starting.

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Makes sense. When you update projections, does that reflect in your top 500 grid?

craig
craig
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

im in a keeper league where first 5 are free, then $20 for 6th, $40 for 7th, $60 for8th. My plan is keeping Tatis jr, Vlad jr, Mookie, Pete Alonzo, Yordan Alvarez, Cole, and Beuhler. Is it worth spending the additional $60 to keep Freddy Peralta or Tyler O’Neil

thanks,

craig

Tweak
Tweak
4 months ago

I see Ke’Bryan Hayes in the tag, but didn’t see a blurb, so I’ll give him a shout out here. He could sneak into a 20/15 season with decent average. Runs and RBI might be an issue with Pittsburgh waiting on more talent (just sent Cruz down). Patrick Wisdom could also be a passable bench bat if he gets to spend the whole year at 3B in Chicago.

Wendle really is a solid player – not great, but fine. The Marlins have a few fine players all over the field. Actually, with a solid (but young) rotation and decent bullpen, they might surprise some people this year.

I’m happy with my 3B situation in my most recent RCL (got Arenado at pick 73 in Rd 7).

C – A Rutschman
1B – T France
2B – J India
3B – N Arenado
SS – W Franco
CI – CJ Cron
MI – D Swanson
OF – J Soto
OF – Teoscar
OF – T O’Neill
OF – H Bader
OF – J Rojas
UT – B Marsh
BN – J Candelario
BN – S Torkelson

SP – J Musgrove
SP – B Snell
SP – E Rod
SP – T Houck
SP – J Means
SP – S Matz
SP – D Rasmussen
RP – K Jansen
RP – R Pressly
RP – D Bednar

If Tork comes up and rakes, I could move Cron for a starter, since my rotation is kinda weak. I’m sure I can snag someone valuable from streaming.

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yeah, I’m hoping Snell can at least perform passably. Means is just throwing a dart and hoping that Rutschman is the real deal and generally improves their pitching. Plus, some changes at Camden should help some of the starters.

As for speed, I’m hoping a few of my starters can sneak their way into ~10 SB – India, Franco, Swanson, Soto, Bader, Teoscar, O’Neill, Rojas, Marsh should all be able to get there. That’s 90 SB if they all get there.

Seth
Seth
4 months ago

Hey Grey! Sorry, I just wanted to clarify an answer you gave me in the comments yesterday. I had the NL-only question with two cheap SP keepers in Peralta and Alcantara, and wondering (because I have two ostensible #1s, as opposed to a #1 and #2) how far I should wait before picking an SP3. You had said Eovaldi range, which was helpful, but I was selfishly wondering if you could translate Eovaldi for a guy who only speaks NL-only? :) I pulled up your full SP rankings, and Eovaldi looks high, like an SP3 if I had a more traditional SP1 and SP2 — and I’d prefer to throw my budget more at hitting at that price point.

So I guess my question is, would you target more of a Ranger Suarez/Patrick Corbin/Taijuan Walker/Kyle Gibson range or more like Josiah Gray/Carlos Carrasco/Wade Miley/Alex Cobb? (And any names in there jump out?) Just trying to get an idea of how long I can wait given my priority on a draft that prioritizes hitting. 

Double apologies because I’m not sure if I’m explaining this well at all :) — suffice to say, I was the guy crossing my fingers that you could publish your SPs to Target post by Sunday (or even on Sunday morning!), and if you did I’m sure I’d get all my answers there, as I do every year. Again, thanks for trying to pull that off — I know this is a crazy week for you, but would love to read that post before I draft this Sunday! Thank you, as always!

Last edited 4 months ago by sethnotshep
Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks! Top of the range, so it sounds like your advice is “don’t wait too long at all” — very helpful, truly. Always listen to Grey on pitching!!

Ryan
Ryan
4 months ago

Josh Lowe or Jarren Duran – drafting as a an in-season promotion as a fantasy bench player at the major league level during my prospect draft this year

CTFDU
CTFDU
4 months ago

Grey, are you doing a list of fantasy players that are very different in your ADP vs Yahoo?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
4 months ago

Mmm… mescaline.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
4 months ago

Grey

First off, read your first buy/sell post on Patreon Yesterday. I will not spoil anything by repeating anything, but I have to tell you, you are truly in mid season form. Some of the funniest blurbs I have read.
Considering the shit show that is third base this season, I was kind of surprised at some of the talent on this list. I always looked at these lists as late round cheap targets that could outperform their ADP or dollar values.
It is quite obvious that Mondesi doesn’t belong here, so kudo’s to the dumbness of Espn rankings for giving you a mescaline trip that you didn’t even have to pay for.
Love the dart throws on Jeimer and Yoan. JC is just underrated and over looked and should be rostered in any 12 team or more leagues, and Yoan has stated that he plans to steal 30 bases this year. Will he? probably not. But the fact that he is calling it may mean that he runs enough to get 15. Plus, he bats in a stacked line up and should get plenty of ABs for counting stats.
Another dart throw I am thrilled you added here ( as I am throwing that dart myself late in drafts ) is the one with 25 red flags. Cavan has looked like a different hitter this spring ( I know, the sample size is smaller than Altuve’s pinky ) Apparently the Blue Jays are going to give Biggio a chance to not suck in the beginning of the season and if he doesn’t, he should get plenty of ABs in a very stacked line up. I could see him going 15/15 with decent counting stats and a slightly below the average batting average. Considering where he is going and what he costs at auctions, again, worth the dart throw.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. First day on the job. Awesome!

b. Dynasty, 5×5, H2H, weekly locks, 12-team. Here’s the team.

Moreno
Alonso
Brujan
Devers
Witt
Walsh
Pena
Adell, Garcia, Judge, O’Neill, Sanchez
Cron
Bench CJ Abrams, Oneil Cruz, Arias, RGreene, J-Rod

SP Ed-Cab, HGreene, Kirby, Manaea, JoMo, Ranger
RP Hendriks, Romano
Bench Roansy, Grayson Rodriguez

Ashby available and he’d be great to shore up the pitching.

Dropping Arias for Ashby. You?

c. Saw Vierling made the CF job until Odubel is back. I added him where I could in RCLs where I could ’cause that lineup is stacked.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for March 30, 2022

If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to have selfish, ignorant leaders.’

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Ante GALIC
4 months ago

Hey Ante! Not sure that G is gonna know who Arias but I assume we’re talking Gabriel, the MI from the Guardians. I would mos def drop him for Ashby in a second, based on your roster and league description especially. You’ve got enough young talent, for both now and later. I think adding a pitcher like Ashby is going to really help you for 2022. And for whatever its worth, Rudy seems to be into Ashby, based on the ranks/projections I’m using from him right now for a draft I’m in.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  NUX
4 months ago

Nux!!

Thanks for your comment. It’s Milwaukee Luis Arias. So one Brewer for another is the question.

Cheers,
Ante

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Ante GALIC
4 months ago

You mean Urias I think

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
4 months ago

Thanks, man

I meant Urias!! My brain’s fried.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Thanks, man

It’s Urias (Milwaukee) and not Arias the FYDP from 2022 who signed for 4M. Does it change things for you?

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Sorry to badger you. Would you drop anyone else for Ashby?

Cheers,
Ante

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Do you think Hudson ends up closing for LAD? I’ve seen him working in the 9th in spring. I also read something about Treinen being used in the fireman role. Hard to predict what Dave Roberts will do. Not sure of this situation is best to avoid. I’d hate to draft treinen and not get saves. Thanks

Phil
Phil
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

In a keeper 12-team 6×6 roto league (OPS and holds), which has a 1300 innings cap, I think I’m a little light on pitching…I have deGrom and Gausman as my SP (hoping for at least 120-150 innings from deGrom, but am praying for more), and my other SPs are Logan Gilbert, Tarik Skubal, Joe Ryan and Jordan Montgomery. My RPs are Taylor Rogers, Matt Barnes, Anthony Bender, Chad Green, Josh Staumont.

I can drop one player (Karinchak who will begin year on IL and may not be fully healthy, IMHO) for the following on the wire: Ynoa, Corbin, Rasmussen, Josiah Gray…I may need this spot as the season progresses to stream, but as of now I need to see how my other bench players perform to decide whether to drop them for streamers (Jesus Sanchez, A Kirk, Grichuk, Tork). Would you drop Karinchak for any of these available SPs?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Phil
4 months ago

Josiah. I mean, when in doubt, always go Gray ( no matter the spelling )

scoboticus
scoboticus
4 months ago

So, got this blurb on Blake Treinen: “Treinen has embraced the idea of being used in a versatile fireman role, rather than as a traditional closer, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.”

Does this drop him in your rankings or is this a bunch of manager double-speak?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  scoboticus
4 months ago

Have heard that Hudson will be getting some save chances in LA. My guess is that it is not double-speak.

Cable
Cable
4 months ago

12 team league H/H points …. Can pickup either S Suzuki or J Soler

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Cable
4 months ago

Suzuki. If you get the chance read the write up on Suzuki by Cool Whip . Also, Rudy’s war room loves him.

Luigi
Luigi
4 months ago

With news of Bednar being in a committee (for a lousy team) would you drop him and take the spec add flyer on Daniel Hudson? Isn’t it better to have a timeshare of a guy on the best team vs. worst team?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Drop Kimbrel for Hudson?

NJW
NJW
4 months ago

For Mondesi, I’ve been trying to hold in my laughter for months also. He seems to be moved up in *some* individual rankings by ESPN, but in the draft room he is still 300+. So when you’re drafting with people who pick from what they can see on the draft board (most people) it is borderline whether he will even be drafted in a 12 team league…

Another hilarious one for you: Seiya Suzuki is placed OUTSIDE THE TOP 3,000 in the draft room! He was positioned so low that I thought ESPN forgot to load him in as a player at all.

NJW
NJW
Reply to  NJW
4 months ago

Almost right on cue, they have finally moved Seiya up. Now 128th. So scratch my previous comment. If anyone drafted early though, Seiya likely went unnoticed. Better late than never, I guess.

NJW
NJW
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

What’s weird is their draft room doesn’t seem to change based on Roto vs H2H categories vs Points. So no matter which league format you are in, you get the same draft rankings. Which is beyond stupid.

As a result, Mondesi in my H2H categories league is placed outside the top 300, which is arguably the league type he is the most valuable in! His propensity to steal bases in bunches (when healthy) means that he is a unique value IMO in a weekly H2H categories league, and I can draft him as a corner infielder in the 25th round.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Goooood Morning & Happy Manatee Appreciation Day, Grey!!

Got a 2-part question for ya (if you’d be so kind).

League details:

  • 12-team keeper league (keep 3 players drafted after the 5th round).
  • H2H points league – HR’s HEAVILY weighted on CBS
  • Weekly Roster changes
  • 1st 2 keepers are: Acuna (4th rd) & Bieber (10th rd)

Question 1a: Who should be my final Keeper?

  • Lindor (8th rd)
  • Teoscar (11th rd)
  • could also keep Gausman (14th rd) as my last keeper, but don’t think keeping 2 SP’s is a smart move

Question 1b: who would you take with the 1.01 pick?

  • Soto (gets boost b/c of inflated value of HR’s)
  • J-Ram (top 3B, 5-tool player, & Riley/ Rendon already kept – Wander not 3B eligible in CBS)
  • Treat Urner (2B/ SS eligible, 5-tool player, but likely less HR’s than above 2)

Thank you in advance, apologies for the length, & be sure to hug your manatee today!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thank you & missed ya!

and not gonna lie, since points for HR’s being inflated in this league, I was definitely leaning Soto or J-Ram over Trea.

If you don’t mind a follow-up; you have Soto, Trea, J-Ram ranked 2,3, 4 respectively. In your eyes, what bumps Trea up over the other 2 here?

Thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Haha, appreciate the follow-up.

I had a feeling it was the Acuna OF keeper with the slight bump up for Trea.

And clearly splitting hairs between those 3. Which is why i requested your invaluable insight!

Thanks again (again)!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Gone, but his memory lives on!

Which reminds me to be thankful for every day we’re graced with the presence of John Goodmanatee & his prodigious portrayal of Walter Sobchak!

Drew
Drew
4 months ago

Hey Grey! Thanks for your write-up.

Keepers are due today in my 16-team OPS league.
1. Which 5 SP should I keep: Woodruff, Gausman, Wheeler, Manoah, Morton, Freddy Peralta?
2. Who do you like as a UTL bat: Hoskins ($1), N. Cruz ($13), or Rendon ($20)?

Thanks in advance!

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Please rank in a 12 team auction keeper:
MacKenzie Gore $10
Bailey Ober 2
Tanner Houck. 3
Craig Kimbrel. 10
Jesus Luzardo. 10
Top 2 and which one to drop? Thank you.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  DonnieB
4 months ago

Top 2: Ober, Houck.
Drop: Kimbrel.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks. How do you rank them irrespective of cost? Thanks.

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
4 months ago

Thank you for the Miranda Ty France comparison. I have heard a lot of Albert Pujols comps being thrown around and France is the guy I thought was Much more reasonable. I think it also encapsulates well the concern that not all of that power is going to come with to the show.

Mondesi at his current going rate is indeed laughable. A potential first/second round value around the same time of the draft when you are holding back your gag reflex at the thought of drafting Kyle Gibson? Why the hell not? Sure he might get hurt or cut from your team…so might everyone you’re drafting at that ADP

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
4 months ago

Hi Grey,
10 team roto every team keeps 3. My 3 are Alavarez, Olson, & Bichette. Nine of the thirty keepers are starting pitchers. Wheeler, Peralta, & Nola will be available when draft begins. I know your rankings but of these 3 I am leaning away from Wheeler. It seems he may not be 100% . AS A SAFER PICK WOULD YOU PICK PERLATA? As an injury risk not sure why Wheeler is ranked so high and someone like like Bieber so low when they may have the same dark cloud of injury over them.

Thanks and I will be rejoining Patreon club with in the week.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 months ago

Looking for some Keeper advice before our draft.

We get 2 regular keepers and 1 rookie keeper.

Regular Keeper Options are:
Mookie Betts
M. Semien
Teoscar Hernandez
Starling Marte
Corey Seager

Rookie Keeper Options:
Bobby Witt Jr.
Julio Rodriguez
Adley Rutschman
Ian Anderson
Shane McClanahan
Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Ty France

You can retain your regular Keepers for 3 seasons in a row and your Rookie Keeper you can retain FOREVER.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Smell The Glove
4 months ago

I would go Mookie and Teoscar. For the Rookie I would go Witt, though Julio would not be a bad call either.

Oppo taco
Oppo taco
4 months ago

Riley or Bellinger and Kelenic? It’s a 5×5 keeper league. Close?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Oppo taco
4 months ago

I would not want any part of Bellinger myself.

themendozaline
themendozaline
4 months ago

Draft recap from last night, 14 team H2H with some ESPN (suckers) enthusiasts, I managed to walk away with Ramirez at 9 OA (!!!) Olson at 20 OA (!!) Louis Robert, and Tyler O’Neill both criminally late as well. Somehow, following my in-Grey-we-trust rotation methods, I manage to squeeze in Peralta and Cease at the top of my rotation which I am more than happy with.

Thanks for the insights!

Also, Soto went 5th in this draft, which I thought I’d mention to ruin some people’s days. Still baffled.

jah
jah
4 months ago

Grey,
We keep 5 forever in a 10-team, Points H2H on ESPN. I have Soto, Trea, Ohtani, Vlad as 4 of 5 keepers (kind of embarrassing for my league). We can keep a 6th if that player was drafted in the 20th+ round the previous year (Wander is mine). I’m deciding on my 5th keeper: Bregman, Riley or Simien? Or do I throw them all back and try for next best available?
Tough to answer without seeing other teams keepers. Kinda set at 2B/SS already but we do have CI and MI roster spots. 8 max starts from SP’s per week. I’m tempted to go for a SP from the FA pool to round out my top 5. What do you think?

eballs
eballs
4 months ago

How do you feel about Patrick and all his Wisdom?

Los locos
Los locos
4 months ago

Grey, draft thoughts? I’m in a 10 team keeper league. We keep 7 players. So 70 players kept.

Would you draft Hader and Hendricks back to back?

Albies
Lindor
Jimenez
tatis

Giolito
Lynn
Peralta

scoboticus
scoboticus
4 months ago

Once Kevin Smith started taking talking roles, it all went downhill.

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
4 months ago

Really struggled with 3B in my recent draft… so I was glad to see Moncada lead this blurb. He’s talked about stealing more bases this year! I’ll also note that Moncada is a stronger play in OBP leagues. Anyway, here’s how my 5X5 (OBP and QS) mixed league with four keepers came out:

C-Molina (daily hittertron though)
1B- Au Shizz
2B- Treat Urner
3B- Moncada
SS – Amed Rosario (until Urias and Cruz are playing)
OF – Trout
OF – Lou Bob
OF – Giancarlo
Util – Ohtani
B – Oneill Cruz, Luis Urias, Adolis Garcia

SP- Freddy Peralta, Lynn, Cease, Ohtani, Ranger Suarez, Jordan Montgomery, Matt Brash
RP – Trivino, Floro, Suarez, Kittridge, Finnegan, Stratton

Like the offense (might be a touch light on speed). Grey approved pitching staff, but I feel like it’s kind of light – but year in and year out you’re right about pitching so trust in you haha. The more I read about Lynn the more it seems like he could be due for some regression this year. Took a lot of shots at RP (I drafted Floro before his arm news came out) just because it’s really hard to make heads or tails of bullpens right now.

Anyway, thanks for the analysis, so happy that baseball is back. And, as I say every other day in your comments, DRAFT BOBBY WITT JR HE’S GONNA START THE SEASON IN THE BIGS AND GO 25/25

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

I keep finding myself going back to the Candelario well – always seems to be available for basically $1 / free + can’t see why a high floor guy like that with some tiny upside is never grabbed.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

Duda and Grey: For what position do you find yourself drafting Candelario? 3B/CI/UTIL? Thanks

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

I have candelario everywhere too $3 was the most paid. Could be a steal

Timony
Timony
4 months ago

Great as always, Grey. Thanks.

Random Question:
Im in a 5×5 H2H categories league where you get one win per week in standard roto categories (HR, R, RBI, SB, AVG and W, SAVES, K, ERA, WHIP). Ive been assuming I should be using roto rankings vs H2H rankings. Is that correct?

Would that change if we got multiple wins per category each week (ie 6-4)?

Chhhhh
Chhhhh
4 months ago

The problem (one of many) with Bohm is the fact that he may not even be playing 3B for the Phillies. Stott seems to have passed him and they are thinking of playing him over Bohm. I’d love to be wrong, but I just think that Bohm is broken and needs the dreaded “change of scenery”.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Chhhhh
4 months ago

saw castellanos taking ground balls at 3rd the other day……..also heard rumor of trade to a’s for ramon laureno. phillies need to get rid if dede stott at short bohm at 3….batting 8th all pressure is off bohm this year

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
Reply to  Chhhhh
4 months ago

Agree – I was excited about Bohm as a sleeper but I don’t think he gets the opportunity unless Stott stinks it up for a month or so

moses mashers
moses mashers
4 months ago

I had to look up this espn Mondesi ranking. It seemed so unreal. They have him ranked at 138 . Still very low compared to your ranks! The non-rank overall/25th 3rd baseman between flores and and Anderson is their points leagues rankings.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Actually makes sense. ESPN provides 1 point for steals (not much) and deducts 1 point for K. So Mondesi is less valuablethan most.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  moses mashers
4 months ago

In the initial ESPN rankings, Mondesi was ranked well below 300 even in roto. In an update several weeks ago, Mondesi got bumped up 200 or so spots. Other Grey favorites got bumped up too (e.g. Luis Roberts below 100 to somewhere in the early 20s)

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
4 months ago

I know you made fun of me for the Joey Wendle comment in the off-season, but, Grey, I’m telling you, he’s going to be OK with the Marlins. And yea, I am not thrilled they gave up Misner, but I guess it costs a price and the Marlins love giving up 1st and 2nd round picks for Average players.

Anyhow, is it true ESPN doesn’t have Mondesi ranked? I don’t do ESPN Fantasy Sports, but is that forreal? Amazing.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

He won’t be Okay, he will be OK. Lol.

So what are your thought on Hunter Greene making the Reds rotation? Are we all in? I mean of course Innings Limit, but do you trust and do you think he’ll have a rookie year comparable to Rogers and Manoah from a production and Innings standpoint?

Thanks Grey!! So stoked for Baseball, so nervous will all drafts and leagues coming up lol!

JOEB
JOEB
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yes, Mondesi unranked.

From listening to their podcast, their default game is points, so their default rankings is for points (2 points for steals and minus 1 for K). Even from that viewpoint it seems crazy, but it does give a little context.

TBS
TBS
4 months ago

No Tork?!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  TBS
4 months ago

Yes!