Here, friend, are some catchers that I will be targeting at my 2019 fantasy drafts after the top options are gone.  I’m not going to get into the strategy of punting catchers.  Been there, half-drunkenly wrote that years ago.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2019 projections.  This is a (legal-in-most-countries) supplement to the top 20 catchers of 2019 fantasy baseball.  Now, guys and five girl readers, I am not saying avoid catchers like Yasmani Grandal if they fall, but to get on this list, you need to be drafted later than 200 overall, and, to preemptively answer at least seven comments, yes, I will go around the entire infield, outfield and pitchers to target very late.  Anyway, here’s some catchers to target for 2019 fantasy baseball:

Danny Jansen (218 NFBC ADP, 225 ESPN, 296 Yahoo) Here’s what I see with the Jays’ lineup:  Garbage but eventually Cavan Biggio, garbage but eventually Dante Bichette Jr., garbage placeholder for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Randal Grichuk, utter garbage, total garbage, Freddy Garbagalvis, and severe garbage, then Danny Jansen.  If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, Jansen could be hitting cleanup or in the two hole by as early as April 15th.

Welington Castillo (241 NFBC, unranked ESPN, 291 Yahoo) Where’s the boeuf?!  Right here, actually.  So, you know what’s up with him, but here’s something.  I think I need to go on another Jon Jay Wikipedia-like crusade.  Explanation:  Some other schmohawks started calling Jon Jay “The Federalist” about five years after I was calling him that, and took credit in Wikipedia.  Well, nuh-uh.  Wasn’t happening on my watch, so I had it changed on Wikipedia.  Ever since I had Jamie Kennedy steal a movie from me (true story that is too embarrassing to recount) I don’t let people plagiarize me.  With that said, Welington’s Wiki page now says his nickname is Beef.  I guarantee I was calling him that shizz first.  Don’t make me pay a Wikipedia editor on the black market in some dark web chatroom like a really bad episode of Mr. Robot to have it changed.  Don’t.

Jorge Alfaro (242 NFBC, 217 ESPN, unranked Yahoo) I cannot believe more people aren’t picking up what I’m putting down for Alfaro.  He hits the ball far.  It’s in his gee dee name!  How ALFARO will it go?  ALFARO, that’s how ALFARO, it will ALFARO go.  I’m tempted to not even mention another catcher to put the proper focus on Alfaro.  Frank Sinatra sang in Forget Domani, “Let’s not forget about Alfaro,” and Sinatra was dead before Alfaro was alive, so explain that if Alfaro isn’t worth owning.

Willians Astudillo (244 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) If you were wondering, the 244 in parenthesis is still ADP, not his weight.  That’s much higher!  I was talking to Rudy recently — we talk, y’all! — and he was saying he doesn’t understand how Astudillo gets any playing time this year.  I kinda agree, especially with the addition of Marwin Gonzalez.  Though, I’m reminded of Juan Soto last year.  We have no idea what the year has in store for anyone, which is why I wear a helmet everywhere I go, but, my neuroses aside, what I mean is Astudillo has no job right now, but are all the Twins going to play 150+ games each?  *whispers* No.

Francisco Mejia (251 NFBC, 280 ESPN, 293 Yahoo) Back in November, I gave you my Francisco Mejia fantasy.  It’s still fairly accurate.  Prescient ain’t just a word I use to sound smart!  Mejia needs that coveted playing time, but, as I just said above for Astudillo, no one knows what Hedges is going to do, and maybe the Padres try Mejia at first base, after the worms gang up together and attack Hosmer for hitting so many ground balls.  Worm gangs conspiring, “It’s nice to have a partner in grime.”  A worm who isn’t sure if a life of grime is for them, “Are you trying to bait me?”  The preceding was brought to you by Highlights Magazine.

John Hicks (345 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) *wavy lines* I’m going to write a sexy blurb for John Hicks.  *wavy lines*  Whoa, that was the least sexy dream I’ve ever had.  *wavy lines* Roseanne Barr, in a bikini, hands me suntan lotion.  *wavy lines*  Okay, not the least sexy dream ever!  Hicks is currently weak-side of Grayson Greiner, who is known more for his manor than hitting, and Hicks would pick up ABs if something happened to Miggy.  Or, rather, when something happens to Miggy.

Carson Kelly (447 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) In 151 Triple-A games in the last two years, he hit 17 HRs and .275 (thereabouts, I didn’t do the math; okay, I did the math for the power, but not the average).  Sounds to me like Kelly is an easy top 15 catcher, especially considering a top 12 to 15 catcher is pretty much unownable.  We’re all trying to get that top eight or better catcher.  Kelly could have that upside.  He’s in a similar boat to Jansen.  I call that boat, The Goodshizz Lollipop.  Diamondbacks have a few less garbagey hitters, but there’s still room for Kelly to be hitting as high as cleanup by midseason, if he hits.  Arizona Diamondbacks’ PR team, “We’re less garbagey than the Jays?  That could work!”

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Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

Grey,

Thank you so much for all that you do!!! Fantasy baseball wouldn’t be the same without you.

I’m in a 6×5, h2h, 10 team, ops league. Our keepers are tied to our draft picks. I had all my picks ready to go and just waiting for the draft until someone offered me their Xander for a swap of late round draft picks. The draft picks don’t matter since it’s at the end of the draft, but would you accept and keep Xander at round 4 value and throw back one of my other keepers below? Or would you stand pat and just roll with these 7?

Trout (round 1)
Yelich (round 2)
Goldschmidt (round 5)
Scherzer (round 6)
Ozzie Albies (round 12)
Arenado (round 13)
Acuna (round 24)

If I stand pat options for me to draft at SS who I’m targeting are Mondesi and Peraza.

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
3 years ago

i’m in the PPP pitchers pairing post and i know thor is intentionally missing, are others also?

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: was that always done in years past, i know you have specific tiers that are guys you avoid each year (and they are lower than ADP’s clearly, even relative to other SP)

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Fundle Bundle Life
3 years ago

@Fundle Bundle Life:
Ya bruh. Be a Believer.
Grey is a wizard.
I am Utred, son of Uhtred.

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
Reply to  Fundle Bundle Life
3 years ago

@Fundle Bundle Life: is it only the flip flops and socks 3 thor-severino-greinke or are there later ones gone too

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
3 years ago

@Wally Pipp: Well no shit.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
3 years ago

What cacher should I get. I have other questions.

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

With the Severino news do I rethink my 5th keeper in a 10tm H2H category league? 6×6 with OBP and QS

Four Locks: Trout, T. Turner, Yelich, Acuna.

Potential 5th: Severino, Hoskins, Abreau, P. Corbin, J. Flahrety.

I moved most of my picks to go for it last year. So I won’t be selecting till the 6th round. I’m assuming pitching is going to be scarce by then so I’m leaning Flahrety or Corbin but I’d like your thoughts. Thanks Grey!

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
Reply to  Andre
3 years ago

@Andre: wow. Do you not look at the rankings? Hoskins. Ridiculous.

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Captain Obvious
3 years ago

@Captain Obvious:

LOL well context matters. I have all hitters, no pitching, and no picks till the 6th round. I didn’t know we just blindly look at spreadsheets and take who’s next.

HotStove Heater
HotStove Heater
3 years ago

OBP dynasty league.

H Bader or A Meadows?

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

Bold prediction J A Happ carries the yankees rotation as the ace and has a career year.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

“When he (severino) was getting warmed up for the game, he just threw a pitch and felt something around the lat or back of the shoulder and just didn’t feel right, so [he] walked off,” Boone said during the telecast on YES Network. “He’s going to see the doctor and get an MRI this afternoon and kind of hope for the best.”

Kind of hope for the best? Watch the Yankees sign Gio Gonzalez by the end of this week. At this point can’t really go near Severino in the top hundred picks, maybe 150.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
Reply to  Wally Pipp
3 years ago

@Wally Pipp: Well no shit.

florida jack
florida jack
3 years ago

from yes network

Luis Severino will be shut down for two weeks after an MRI reveals rotator cuff inflammation.

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
3 years ago

hey grey need some help w/ my keeper decision. 12 team h2h
rounds they can be kept in are in ().

Thank you

Arenado (1)
Goldy (2)
Altuve (3)
Bauer (7)
Treat urner (20)
Shaw (24)
Conforto (27)
Soto (27)

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: oops! 6. sorry.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
Reply to  the tone ranger
3 years ago

@the tone ranger: zzz So tough.

Jb
Jb
3 years ago

You have some SP you would rank higher if we didn’t include K’s(4×4 league)

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Went to the Dodgers/Giants game yesterday in Scottsdale. First time doing ST, was so cool. Hit up a great burger spot, Rehab Burger Therapy, will definitely be going back!

Some observations from the game:

Urias looked excellent, great velo, hitting his spots, i love his fluid delivery. I expect a somewhat similar impact from him like what 2018 Buehler did but in less innings.

Shark made Bellinger look so silly in the first AB, im buying Bellinger again this season, but damn i think he struggles to hit .275 if he doesnt fix those whiffing problems.

DJ Peters is freaking huge, reminds me of a thicker Jayson Werth, he smoked a liner down the 3B line and ran the bases like a gazelle for a rather easy triple, no way i woulda thought he ran that well.

Shark looked really good too besides the couple walks. His breaking stuff had good bite. Ill buy at least one share of him this year.

Couldnt stop laughing at how huge Bochys head is lol

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

I know you have them ranked right next to each other but my pick is up soon and I wanna go Laureano over Bader. Toss up?

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago

Watching Flaherty vs Phils today. 9 Ks in 4 innings. Nasty change up. Start the season!

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

In NL league, who do you like better-Javy Baez at $24.50 or Jesus Aguilar at $6.50. I have a very good team that will compete for 1st with Baez and he’s a known quantity. Is a cheaper Aguilar worth the risk?

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious
Reply to  Jake
3 years ago

@Jake: Some of these questions are ridiculous.

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

Thanks for the article! Been catching up on all your rankings as I’m prepping for upcoming draft and it’s great as always.

I have 2nd pick in a 12 team 5×5 roto league. Most of the owners are casual baseball fans and not really fantasy ‘perts so my question is how long would you risk waiting to scoop up Mondesi?

ESPN ranks him at 101 currently and I’m pretty confident he will get back to me at least for my 4/5 round (semi) turn (picks 47/50). Do I grab him there? See if I can wait longer? Or just say fuck it and grab him in round 2/3?

He appears in my dreams every night so going to “reach” when I have to, but want to take advantage of playing in a league where most kids will be looking at ESPN’s rankings.

Not sure if this a question you’ll be able to provide a specific answer on but just wanted to get your take on where you’d look to draft him if you were drafting in a not super competitive league

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Did you call it TCBY? Just checking

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve:
Mmm yogurt

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Big Ol Fantasy Jerk Off

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Yep. Taking last year’s winnings and doing an online 12 team championship

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Grey,

I’m in a bit of a dilemma here in my dynasty league. Cut day is rapidly approaching, and today’s article emphasizes I’ve got some work still to do. I own both Al-FAR-o and Astudildo. How far-o will that Dildo go?

Ok, seriously, their ADPs are 242 and 244. From what i can tell, Astudillo is killing it again this spring and neither of Minnesota’s other two catchers offer much upside offensively. I will not be surprised at all when Astudillo makes the Twins and plays fairly regularly, whether it’s at C, 2B or 3B or 1B.

But you seem so high on Al-FAR-o.

So what’s a guy to do? I can’t keep them both. The roster spot is too valuable to waste on an extra catcher not named J.T. I want to keep Astudilo but you seem to be steering me towards keeping Al-FAR-o. How big a difference are you thinking there is between the two?

Will I be making a huge mistake keeping Astudillo if he makes the opening day roster? Al-FAR-o in Philly was a no-brainer for me. Al-FAR-o in Miami feels like a death trap.

What would you do and why?

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
3 years ago

What are you using to make these hilarious videos? (Excluding your sense of humor or course haha)

Chris LaMotta
Chris LaMotta
3 years ago

Hi guys. My keepers are due for my 15 team auction league.
We can keep 9.
I’m keeping
Kris Bryant 27
Javy Baez. 6
Nick Senzel. 6
Kyle Tucker 1
Fernando Tatis Jr. 1

Need to choose 4 of the following

Corey Seager 16
Austin Meadows 6
Brendan Rodgers 1
Luis Urias 1
Thor. 16
Mike Folty. 1
Alex Reyes 6
Jesus Luzardo 1
David Robertson 5

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Saw that it was just a light game of catch

Chris lamotta
Chris lamotta
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: not Syndergaard?
And Reyes over Luzardo?
Every year each players price goes up $5
Thanks

Earl
Earl
3 years ago

How much would you reach for Eloy Jimenez or Victor Robles?

which do you think will have better season overall?

Thanks

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Roh-oh Severino scratched

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Sano out too. Not that it matters ha

Salvatore Grieco
Salvatore Grieco
3 years ago

Hey Grey! I am in a keeper league keeping Bryant Degrom Mondesi Dahl and Buehler. According to your rankings the best available are Arenado, Machado, Lindor, Goldshmidt, Freeman, Sherzer, Springer, Verlander, Albies, Blackmon, Albies, Rendon, Cole, Boegarts, Nola, Peraza, Correa, Davis
Yahoos top available are Arenado, Sherzer, Freeman, Goldshmidt, Lindor, Machado, Verlander, Blackmon, Cole, Marte, Severino, Merrifield, Nola, Correa, Rendon, Carrasco, Bogaerts, Davis…… I select 5 picks in and 12 picks in. My concern is for the 12 picks in.. You can see in the yahoo ranks they dont have Springer listed in there… is that who you would grab or should I do someone like Kris Davis for home runs?
Thanks for the help

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
3 years ago

I’m from Chicago and beat writers are reporting how good Darivsh feels with no pain and how he feels this is the best stuff of his entire career. Noise/hype or can there be anything to this?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  I am the Walrus
3 years ago

@I am the Walrus:

It’s worth watching. ADP 159 and upside is SP1

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

hi Grey, i am in 10-team league , 5×5 OBP , 6 keepers.

With advise, I will keep Machado, Lindor, Bellinger, Arenado, Scherzer, and your bet .. Mondesi.
I was thinking to keep Springer due to no pure OF in my keeper however your advice is to let Springer go.

I am going to trade my Springer + my 1 st draft (10th pick overall after 60 keepers) for his 1st pick (4th pick overall) , and it’s snake draft (which means my 2nd pick is overall 11th pick).

How do you think about it? Still keep Mondesi instead of Springer, and green light for the trade? Thoughts appreciated.

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

1. You nailed it on Alfaro. I love how other non-Razz perts are all high and mighty about Alfaro’s plate approach / BABIP while also admitting C is particularly a wasteland this year. Take the guy with full time ABs, an insane arm (he’s not getting benched), and some positive things to grab onto on the bat side and don’t get picky!

2. I did a 12 team yahoo mock draft yesterday (full room of people) and grabbed Kershaw as my SP3 at (round 9?) pick 110. At that price, seems like there’s nothing but upside, no? (to LOL, got Bauer in the 5th, Clev in the 7th .. . first 4 rounds were Trout, Machado, Story, Mondesi – gotta love yahoo ranks!)

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

@Grey: 1. For sure….the biggest thing to avoid in two-catcher leagues are guys who play, like 30% of the time. He’ll get counting stats, if nothing else.

2. For sure – it’s definitely the sort of thing that I’m fine paying for a DL stash after pick 100 + if it pans out, great, but I’m not relying on the production and more than likely would trade him right before he’s scheduled to debut during the season.

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

@Grey: I see people taking Yu Darvish sort of near there. I actually don’t hate a cheap Yu Darvish bet either, but I’d rather take the guy who (despite declining skills all around) still puts up numbers when he’s actually playing.

I feel like the worst case Kershaw is still just about the innings – he might not be vintage Kershaw but he’s not putting up a 4.00 ERA.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Important safety tip: you’re never better off with jake junis

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Or possibly any Royals SP (maybe even RP too)…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

Tick tock, tick tock…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Ooh, I was wrong. Thought you’d grab someone else there. OTS will be disappointed. He likes Bogey.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I do, especially in this format. Gotta have some high floor guys. That’s why we went Benintendi in the 2nd.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Come on, we agree plenty. Started one of my drafts Yelich/Stanton last weekend. And I agree with you on Bellinger – just a year late. Think he’s in for a big year.

I know what you mean about reaching. We were set to take Cole in the 2nd before he was taken right before us. Didn’t want to take the risk on a 36 year old Verlander or dip down the board for some of the other SPs, so catch you later pitching!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Or the next set of guys. It’s a pitching trust exercise, and I’m in mid fall waiting for OTS to catch me. Should be interesting.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

I doubted the Cole pick until now. Thanks.

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

@Big Magoo: It’s a west coast thing. Grimey slept in today too.

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

@The Great Knoches: Just a heads up

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Big Magoo:
I woke up and my queue was empty haha.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

@frankgrimes: Tends to be how these drafts go. Grimey!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Big Magoo:
Thoughts on Corbin? I took him at 46 for my sp1.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

@frankgrimes: I’m a little nervous about the velo drop and the heavy slider usage last season, but as long as Washington was cool with his medicals, he should be fine.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Big Magoo
3 years ago

@Big Magoo:
Fingers crossed haha. Waiting 28 picks in a slow draft is brutal…

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Possible to follow your NFBC draft board as well?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Giancarlo! Oh my.
I grabbed Mondesi/Corbin at the turn.
Maybe I’ll pick again by sundown!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Think the 3/4 turn is prolly the hardest wait picking last.
Mondesi wasn’t even in my queue cuz I figured he be gone.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Corbin feels risky to me. If Rendon hadn’t gone pick before I prolly would have said F it and waited to take pitchers next turn.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  The Great Knoches
3 years ago

@The Great Knoches: @The Great Knoches:

I needed much coffee to decide Corbin or more offense hehe.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Haha totes. Plus my queue got destroyed.
Let’s do a west coast only next year.

And ya looks like our drafts aren’t public view bummer.

nitro
nitro
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I am in Israel!!! Been drafting at 4am. Killer.

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

@Grey: Just like you want us to stay up all night.

Similar start except I was oiut of the 8 slot, I have Baez and Judge to start, Buehler was there at pick 38 so I went that route instead of Offense.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I left Buehler there for you Grey. I knew Springer wouldn’t make it back to me with my next pick at 74 so I reached a tad. I can’t complain with a first four of Story, Muchodough, Rendon and Springer. I think I probably have 400 runs, 120 HRs and 375 RBI’s there to start.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I considered Buehler there too, pretty good place to pick him, but ultimately I’m sticking with my strategic decision of leaning heavily on offense.

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
3 years ago

Grey, it doesn’t matter who God’s vessel was. The important thing to acknowledge is that it was His will that the world be blessed with Son of the Mask. The only real tragedy here is its 6% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Then again, Christianity took a while before it became a cult classic.

NatsFan
NatsFan
3 years ago

Thoughts on my NFBC team (still 20+ rounds to go!)

C- Alfaro
C- Hicks
1b- Voit
2b- Gurriel Jr.
SS- Mondesi
3b- Machado (when eligible–hopefully soon!)
CI- Smoak
MI- Peraza
OF- J.D. Martinez
OF- Rosario
OF- Mazara
OF- Bader
OF- Palka
UT-Lamb/Lowrie

P- Starsburg
P- Flaherty
P- Pivetta
P- Quintana
P- Newcomb
P- Tr. Williams
P- Shoemaker
P- Yates
P- Wa. Davis
Res: Morrow

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Good to see none of my catchers on this list.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Like the Bogaerts pick, Albie.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Knew it’d get your seal of approval

Jason P.
Jason P.
3 years ago

This is perfect, as my auction is Sunday and my keeper Catcher, Sal Perez is out for the year.

Jason P.
Jason P.
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Scarce position – per my valuations, only 6 provided positive value. 4 of the other 5 were being kept. Sal Perez was valued at $13, I could keep him for $3. Great Value.

Ian
Ian
3 years ago

Perfect timing..thanks! Now I have my catchers list set for the final pick of drafts.

erad
erad
3 years ago

Malibu’s Most Wanted?!

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

I’ve never drafted a catcher before round 20 that gave me value. Not in the last decade at least. The nice thing about DCs is that you can punt the ball really f’n far. Me likes that. Y’all can take yer catchers round 15-20 while Im grabbing valuable players still.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I just took Rendon off board in our league. One more to go before I hand it back to you. It looks like you got robbed of Vladdy so you settled for Xandy. Same thing for me with Rendon..

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

So I did a mock draft yesterday and intentionally avoided Kershaw just to see what would happen. He fell to the 12 round. I was looking at him in the 8th when I was speaking German. I’m comfortable with German ahead of Kershaw when arm risk is factored in. But if I wasn’t doing my experiment, I probably would have picked Kershaw in the 9th. Maybe even earlier if I had thought about it…

Where are you guys seeing Kershaw go? Where are you starting to take him?

Where do you think Alfaro hits in that crappy Marlin lineup?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

@bigbear: Kershaw had a wide range in the 21 TGFBI drafts: min pick 28, max pick 90, avg pick 52. I might start to consider him after pick 90 but it depends on the league format, more than likely I just pass altogether. The opportunity cost in round 12 is pretty darn low though.

I have hopes of Alfaro hitting cleanup. He’s my favorite catcher on this list.

The Scrant Dog
The Scrant Dog
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

@Donkey Teeth: Kershaw went 5th round P1 in the NFBC 50 I’m in lol

Matty
Matty
Reply to  The Scrant Dog
3 years ago

@The Scrant Dog:
“Team Rudygamble” took Kershaw in the 4th in my RCL. I suspect he may have been on autodraft.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
I assumed as much- Scherzer, DeGrom, Blackmon, Kershaw doesn’t quite fit the Razz ethos. I look forward to watching him stockpile pitching stats early then deal everyone away.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yup. didn’t know i’d signed up and then got the reminder email at 2AM which was subsequently buried by the time i woke up :)

oh well – will have to show my in-season prowess. was NOT happy to see Kershaw on my team.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I hear you. That’s why he’s falling. And yesterday there was chatter about him missing opening day. But you rolled the $10 dice on Harper in an AL-Only league. You’re the Warren Buffet of FBB. Be greedy when others are fearful, be fearful when others are greedy. At what point is it worth trying to catch that falling knife? 5th round? 12th round? 20th round?

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

U ever hear of a rapper named cage?

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

Thats great you petitioned Wikipedia to credit you with John Jay’s nickname the Federalist. He must not like that name because on players weekend the nickname he uses is 305-J which I would assume is a reference to Miami.

I would love to hear the Jamie Kennedy story please bring it up on the next podcast

Member Berries
Member Berries
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Kobe Bryant begs to differ on that you cannot nickname yourself

Member Berries
Member Berries
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Yes and Vino – i am a huge fan so lots of people make fun of him for this.

jangles
jangles
3 years ago

Any word on when the top 100 keeper rankings come out? Got a draft next week and you know I don’t get rankings anywhere else!

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

Would you trade either Mikolas or Price for Moncada in a keep forever? 5×5 scoring. I’m looking to acquire a 2B so I don’t love that it looks like Moncada is being moved off of the position. Thoughts?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Jon
3 years ago

@Jon: Meh. Could probably do better, but sure.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jon
3 years ago

@Jon: Agree with bigbear

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Jon
3 years ago

@Jon: Agree with DT

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Guy I’ve been targeting in 2 catcher leagues is Omar Narvaez. Not competing with anyone for playing time besides David Freitas (who?), his defensive metrics look good so he could approach 400ABs.

He won’t kill you on batting avaerage and has enough power to hit 15HRs. Currently 21st catcher off board at 306 ADP but very easily can return top 10 value.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: noted…muhahahahaha

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

@peacecoast: RCL only a one catcher league. He won’t get drafted.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: oh damn I thought it was 2C. Good!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’ll have the cream of sum yung guy, muhahahahah

Mike L
Mike L
3 years ago

Chance Sisco has been tearing it up lately…but they’ll find a way to get in someone worse. It’s the Orioles way.

Danny almonte
Danny almonte
3 years ago

I’m deep league fishing in a league where I lost S. Perez. Only 10 FA adds per year so I need a high floor guy. Was considering O. Narvaez or could go with the Yawn Gomes platoon. Do u like Narvaez? Thought he might’ve made this list

Max
Max
3 years ago

Jamie Kennedy definitely took the Hungover games from you

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

Was that a Revenge joke in the Hicks writeup?!

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!!

Great catcher report, really nice picks here to be SUPER late.

a. Thanks for convincing me once more to punt catcher. I could see all of these catchers being top 12 for catcher, that would mean that some top 10 catchers regress a bit or there’s a big 6-way tie around 10th.

b. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote of the day for March 5

1. After being drafted in the 7th round, the Rams Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend. The celebration didn’t end there because on ESPN 2 there was full insertion.

2. A study has found that the average high school prom go-er now spends 1000$ for the prom celebration or 2000$ if you count the abortion.

3. A Westchester parking enforcement officer stole 89,000$ in quarters. How much laundry does this guy need to do?

4. Sadly, the man behind the voice of Tony the Tiger died at 64. His last words were ‘I don’t feel G-R-R-R-E-A-T!’

5. Two strangers were arrested for having sex on a plane. Oh, I feel sorry for the guy in the middle seat.

6. Older people say porno whereas the young folk use the term porn.

7. Dr Dre announced that he’s the first Hip Hop billionaire, a regular J Paul Ghetto.

8. Did you hear about the search for the Malaysian airlines plane? The search continues for a long-lost plane operated in 365 BC.

9. A man in Chipita, Colorado allowed a hyena to eat his penis after being told by a witch doctor it would help him become rich. Is it me or does it sound like that hyena and the witch doctor were in cahoots?

Cheers,
Ante

KCC26
KCC26
3 years ago

Morning!

Just about time for me to submit keepers. 12 team mixed H2H league, keep 8. In a weird rebuild sort of year. Definitely keeping:

Benintendi-7th round
Acuna- 10th round
Albies -12th round
Aguilar- 16th round
Robles- 17th round
Muncy- 18th round

Who do you like for the last two slots?

Correa (3rd)
Price (8)
Odor (9th)
Luis Castillo (15)
G. Hampson (24)
J. Winker (24)
K. Tucker (24)
P. Alonso (24)

Thanks for your thoughts!!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  KCC26
3 years ago

@KCC26: Definitely Hampson. And I’d probably go with Castillo. But could see Tucker as well. Maybe even Tucker over Robles in a keep forever league.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

@bigbear: He can’t throw Robles back, bigbear!!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

@Donkey Teeth: I’d say the same for Tucker. Tucker will get his shot at full time ABs soon enough. He’s only 21 and is a 20+/20+ guy. I’m really not hating on Robles, but I like Tucker’s upside more. A redraft, sure go with Robles. Forever, I’d roll the dice with Tucker.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

@Donkey Teeth: You’re right though from a draft slot though.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  KCC26
3 years ago

@KCC26: Tough list. I would narrow it down to Castillo, Hampson, and Alonso.

I gotta talk to Hampson this year, so he’s #1 for me. Then I’d go with Castillo #2, but it wouldn’t be hard to convince me on Alonso or even Tucker since you’re rebuilding…

KCC26
KCC26
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: sorry, didn’t mean to imply that I wasn’t trying to compete this year. More that I traded off some more established older and expensive assets last year in exchange for some cheap youth! My roster is missing some of those star players (and pitching!) going into the draft. But thanks all!!

Member Berries
Member Berries
3 years ago

Whoa! Can’t tease us with that Jamie Kennedy tid bit and not finish. Never liked that guy to begin with

I must confess my sins, I didn’t credit you when I got a laugh for calling Kiner Falefa the Fallafel guy.

Cisco and Lucroy are hitting the ball well this spring – no interest?

Fletcher is struggling but I’m buying in on a bounce back from Kingery. You back in on Delino Deshields?