Here, friend, are some catchers that I will be targeting at my 2020 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 2020 projections and blurbs I wrote for them. This is a (legal-in-most-countries) supplement to the top 20 catchers of 2020 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, a catcher needs 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 2020 fantasy baseball:

Carson Kelly  (205 NFBC ADP, 271 ESPN, 242 Yahoo) Firstly, which was not Bruce Lee’s dad, I wrote Christian Vazquez and Omar Narvaez in this post, then I removed them, and I want to say why. I don’t mind either of them because of their price, but Narvaez seems destined for a platoon — losing ABs will cost him fantasy value — and he did not hit the ball very hard last year. Plus, I like Pina (coladas, and making love in the rain). Mean’s while, Vazquez’s peripherals say he’s closer to a 15-homer guy than a 23-homer guy. It’s all good in the Hood Ice Cream Cup factory, but they were here and now they’re not — as Alanis said, “YOU OUGHTA KNOW!” Carson Kelly is still here, so let’s jump on the lap of this pop-timer. Kelly was top 8% of the league in BB%, his expected AVG on fastballs was .265 and he hit .342 on offspeed pitches. His exit velocity was 89 MPH and his expected slugging was .466, about same as Yasmani Grandal. Kelly quietly hit 18 HRs and .245 last year, and walks a ton. He could sneak into a 25-homer, .270 season and move all the way up to fifth spot in order, instead of…Who is there now? David Peralta? Kole Calhoun? Let’s here from the dog pound for Carsenio Kelly!

Jorge Alfaro  (212 NFBC ADP, unranked ESPN, 286 Yahoo) Think I need to start referring to myself as an Alfaro truther. Every year I’m in on Alfaro and no one else is. I’m willing to accept that Alfaro looks better on digital paper than in final results in his statline. Once again, though, for the back of the room! Alfaro had a better barrels/plate appearance than Realmuto and Grandal. He bested those two in exit velocity, as well. Every year Alfaro averages 400+ feet on his home runs and his launch angle is sheeeeeeeeeeeet. Okay, so that’s the issue. Alfaro doesn’t hit enough fly balls, but one little tweak and he’s hitting donkers for days and his baby’s momma’s daddy is going dong! Frank Sinatra sang in Forget Domani, “Let’s not forget about Alfaro,” and Sinatra was dead before Alfaro was alive, so how do you explain that if Alfaro isn’t worth owning? You can’t!

Sean Murphy (225 NFBC ADP, unranked ESPN, 277 Yahoo) There’s a large faction of people out there that know more than us about projections, but sometimes those people are throwing darts at playing time and pretending a dart landed somewhere on purpose. No one knows quite how many at-bats Murphy is going to get. Hey, I don’t know either! Therein lies the buying opportunity. Everyone is saying Murphy won’t get more than 90 games played. They’re also saying he’ll hit 15 homers in that time. So, if he actually gets 120 games, everyone is saying he’ll hit 20 homers (thereabouts, don’t quibble on one home run either way). They’re also saying he’ll hit .250. What they’re not saying is to draft him, but I am.

Tom Murphy (255 NFBC ADP, unranked ESPN, 323 Yahoo) For some reason I now have How Many MCs by Black Moon in my head, only my warped brain has changed it to How Many Murphys. Bullseye, direct hit, don’t get shafted, but how many Murphys must get drafted? Two, apparently. Though, John Ryan Murphy is standing outside your window waving his hand like Forrest Gump. Tom Murphy’s stats aren’t a ton different from Alfaro on ‘how hard balls are hit,’ but Murphy hits everything in the air with his 18.9 Launch Angle. That’s not bad, in theory, but he could hit .210. He could also hit 35 homers and have me scream into a pillow about what Murphy could’ve done all those years wasted in Coors when I owned him.

Danny Jansen (280 NFBC ADP, unranked ESPN, 324 Yahoo) Mentioned this a few weeks ago on the podcast, and alluded to it in the Sean Murphy blurb, but don’t put too much credence into early depth charts. People making those are guessing like the rest of us. I don’t know who will be the Jays’ starting catcher, but if I were guessing, I’d guess Jansen. I see some guessing Reese McGuire. That’s an off-brand Jerry Maguire, as far as I’m concerned. “You compete me.” That’s what Reese McGuire says to Jansen, as he drops trou to signal for a fastball. Would be a shame if Jansen doesn’t get first crack at the starting job. He was only given 138 major league games so far and hit 16 homers. Okay, not setting the world aflame, but he’s 24 years old and should be given at least one more full season.

Jacob Stallings  (417 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Rudy loved Stallings (to the extent anyone punting catchers can love a catcher) going into draft season and has grabbed him in a few leagues. Was he writing dirty limericks about Stallings? No, you write them on a stall, not about one. After digging in a little bit, I see the attraction. Last year he hit six homers and .262 with neutral luck and a 19% K-rate in only 71 games. If he gets 120 games — and really why wouldn’t the Pirates play him; they have nothing — Stallings could back into 15 homers while having a great average (for a catcher).

Chance Sisco (467 NFBC ADP, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Yes, this guy is an absolute shot in the dark. That’s why he’s named Chance Sisco and not Guaranteed Champagne! Risky Bum Wine vs. Celebrating Your Parents’ 50th Anniversary. Tomato-to-mah-yuck-o. But put this in your head, and let it breathe down into your brain stem: Last year in 45 Triple-A games, Sisco hit 10 HRs, then was promoted and hit eight homers in 167 ABs.  In total, he had 335 at-bats last year and hit 18 HRs. Maybe Pedro Severino is the starter (I’m betting against this), and Sisco is as good as getting drunk on roofies. For the ADP, which is less than free, I like the gamble on Chance — pun points! I think Sisco gets first crack, which makes sense since he’s also famous for The Thong Song. Also, check out the video at the top of the page for more on Sisco.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Awesome as always on these kinds of gem.

    a. Tom Murphy and the trimmed goatee, nuff said.

    b. MLB quote of the day for September 29, 1999

    ‘I think the guy on second base gave the sign, … I think 2-0, normally people look for a fastball. It happens.’

    Livan Hernandez, always be remembered for the worst call in umpiring history…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW8YkRiRUBw

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • ozone ranger says:
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      C. OMFG

      Eric Gregg. Worst. Umpire. Ever.

      That game still gives me night terrors.

      “But Maddux was getting the same calls.”

      No. No he wasn’t.

      Regards,
      Still bitter 23 years later

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Yup, me too

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      Eric Gregg worked as a bouncer, I guess, maybe celebrity bouncer/host at a sports bar called Chickie’s & Pete’s in Philly in the early 2000s. My buddies and I would always walk up to him and ask him to throw us out of the place. You’rrrrrrreeeeee outttttaaaaa heeeeerrrreeee!!!!! He seemed so resigned, but we loved it.

      • ozone ranger says:
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        That must have been after the all those Umps quit for some dumb reason to unionize, and MLB’s response was “Whatever, F off” and brought up a bunch of minor league blues. There was an HBO real sports or ESPN (I can’t remember) special, and Gregg was in his house being interviewed, sitting by the phone waiting to get called back. Like poor Eric Gregg. No, you’re the one that quit, thinking you had some farcical power over MLB. You’re are just as replaceable as the 25th man on an active roster. Oops, 26th man now.

    • packers2018 says:
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      Love these quotes Ante. Look forward to the memories each day.

      The blown call by Jim Joyce ruining Armando Galarraga’s perfect game was bad also.

      Armando was such a gentleman to Joyce the next day. Joyce always felt terrible about the call.

      • ozone ranger says:
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        Awful call. Joyce showed at least some class there admitting he was wrong.

        The original “Are you blind, Blue?” Braves Playoff moment was in Game 2 of the 1991 World Series when Kent Hrbek grabbed Ron Gant around his thigh and lifted him off first base, and Drew Coble called Gant out. That was hot garbage. Coble never said he blew that call.

        You also have the “What’s the definition of the infield fly rule?” call against the Cardinals in the 2012 Wild Card game by Sam Holbrook.

    • Bitter Beerface says:
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      SIMPLY EGREGIOUS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. A well-manicured goatee to me is the mark of a good catcher, like Mike Piazza — If we get Tom Murphy to frost his tips, watch the f out!

      B. Haha

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        Thanks, man!

        Poor Livan! Bankrupt only after getting 50M in 13 years under contract! If someone gave me just 1M or 0.5M… Terribly tragic story for Livan!

        I love all of these catchers late. As you say if Vazquez is there in round 16/17/18, I’ll pounce on him. I’m just not taking him before Ian Kennedy or someone (even though Rosie looks good in KC and maybe Kennedy loses his job, who knows anything in the KC bullpen?) but…

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Livan should just try to slip behind one of Bartolo’s kids and pretend to be one for child support

  2. ozone ranger says:
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    Several of the 87 Colquitt brothers would be proud.

    I use to think I was crazy (like the defunct magazine) in punting catchers, then I read about Grey’s beliefs and realized I was not alone in my craziness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  3. Bas Hoedemakers says:
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    Sir Grey!

    I hope all is well. Here in Holland we are looking forward to some dry days and some real honkbal.

    In my 12 team 5×5 keeper league I have to select my last player to keep for this season.

    My keepers so far are:
    Tildaddy,
    Story
    Scherzer
    Judge
    Hader
    Conforto
    Rizzo

    With the last pick I can go for Chapman, Tim Anderson or the Moose (who has that great eligibility for 2b/3b). Anderson also looks nice since steals are a premium.

    \What do you suggest fantasy overlord?

    Many thanks,
    Bas from Holland

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Chapman if it’s, Matt

      • Bas Hoedemakers says:
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        Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  4. Beat the Bots says:
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    Random…but how is Jordan Montgomery not even in the Yahoo player pool???

    • Dingo37 says:
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      Ranked 1292

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Dingo

    • JB says:
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      He doesn’t show up in the player pool for my yahoo league, either.

      • Beat the Bots says:
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        Yeah I’m not seeing it still

  5. ratedm4man says:
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    Very helpful. I’m doing the razzslam draft right now. If we ever get to the rounds where catchers go, I’ll be using this. Speaking of razzslam. Do you have any intentions on doing a draft recap of the leagues? Or maybe a status update of your thoughts/rankings of the teams after so many rounds. As a fan, and I think I speak for all the other lonely soul on here, it would be really interesting to see what yous guys’ thoughts are on the draft. Who won it, who lost it and who took severino, whatever. He was literally 5 minutes from getting auto drafted in my league then the site moved him to the bottom. So pissed!! I mean I sit there and wait four hours for someone to pick…he deserved to have severino after that.

    Anyways, if you weren’t already, it’d be a fun read. At least for the 54 fans that are doing it.

    • NUX says:
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      DT will be all over it and I can’t wait. I’m in League 5 with the Itch and James Anderson, etc

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Someone will be providing post draft analysis, but not sure it will be me. I’ll be handling a rest of season overall top 100 column this year, working on the preseason edition for you guys.

        Truss will be including weekly RazzSlam updates in his weekly RCL column.

        • baby seal says:
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          Anyone doing post draft analysis on these DCs?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I do my own DC analysis

            • baby seal says:
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              Hello, Mr. President?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, someone will, prolly Truss in RCL–Seeing what Donkey wrote, yeah, that

  6. LOLmets says:
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    Was there a podcast this week?

  7. Matty says:
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    Loved the Chance Sisco bit.
    Thanks for the tips and laughs. Have a great weekend.

    Also, thought this piece may be of interest to some folks; ESPN was trying to put together the best Roto team of all time over the past forty years (with a bunch of artificial constraints like always). https://www.espn.com/fantasy/baseball/story/_/id/28834883/we-celebrated-fantasy-baseball-40th-building-greatest-team-all-time
    I haven’t tried to improve upon their best, but will probably take a shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

  8. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    This probably doesn’t mean much because things can change but Servies announce a 55-45 split between Murphy and Nola. It’s catcher and low draft price yadda yadda so whatever i guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, true, interesting tho

  9. Dave D says:
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    The hell with catchers, did you see how lights out Lamet and Yarbrough were yesterday? Plesac was really good too. I’m not sure what people are complaining about with SPs this year. Its a better year than most for sleepers IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw on Lamet and Yarbrough…Velocity was touching humdinger area

  10. Ecto says:
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    10 Team League – Each team gets 2 keepers, a batter and a pitcher.

    Would you rather…

    Keep Walker Buehler – Round 3 or
    Jack Flaherty – Round 5

    If I keep either, I would have to trade draft positions from #4 to #10 for the entire draft. Snake draft.

    What option do you prefer and would you do it for either one of them?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Flaherty for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Tirito59 says:
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    Gray,
    was offered a few deals for Mookie in my dynasty league. 16 team, 5×5.
    Should i hold or take one of these deals –

    Mookie Stripling 4 Moncada, Brendon Rodgers, and Soroka or Montas.

    Mookie 4 Keston Hiura, Matt Chapman, Trent Grisham, and Justus Sheffield.

    Mookie 4 Keston Hiura, Franmil Reyes, and Luis Severino.

    Mookie Greinky 4 Keston Hiura, Matt Chapman, and Franmil Reyes.

    Mookie 4 Keston Hiura, Matt Chapman, and Alex Reyes.

    Mookie 4 Franmil Reyes, Hiura, and Matt Chapman.

    Thanks! Keep up the good work!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

    • galica says:
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      Matt!

      Signed up for #11. Gulp!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Get some of Ante!

        • galica says:
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          Grey!!

          Thanks, man!

          1. So, out of the 8 hole and 17 holes who should be my first 2 picks if…

          a. Some smart person drafts a pitcher in either round
          b. I’m in a room of 12 Grey disciples and Cole or DeGrom is available.

          2. Have Alvarado and Seth Brown in my back pockets for last 4-5 round picks. Love Alvarado now. Any others? Boning up on Son’s stuff as well for flyer picks.

          3. Any last minute advice?

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            1. If Cole is available at 17, I’d take him, i.e. I’d follow my rankings

            2. Hudson? Dellin? Smith

            3. Don’t let the dog draft for you!

            • galica says:
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              Grey!!

              Thanks, man.! The dog is not getting any near the ‘puter for the draft. I just need to focus. The most important part of the draft is rounds 12 to 20 for me. I think people go into some kind of trance 12-20, first 12 everyone is spot on taking the best but 12-20 there’s a drop off. It could be the 45 minute rule too. The reason why classes last 45 minutes in grade school is because they studied children’s behavior and it was determined 45 minutes was the max. So maybe.

              To the end for a great draft.

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Grey

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                They should make every slow draft 45 mins max for pick — I’m in for that!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Thanks Ante!

  12. return2earth says:
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    “Alfaro doesn’t hit enough fly balls, but one little tweak and he’s hitting donkers for days and his baby’s momma’s daddy is going dong!”

    oh he certainly made a little tweak .. don’t know if it’ll result in those dongs though .. the tweak was in his oblique ..

    “Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that doctors have cleared Alfaro (oblique) for some light hitting and catching activities, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    Mattingly relayed that he expects Alfaro’s progression to full workouts will take “a little bit,” but the Marlins are still anticipating that the backstop will be ready to go by the time Opening Day arrives March 26. Alfaro has been idle for the past week with a left oblique strain, an injury that can often carry a volatile recovery timeline. Alfaro is probably at least a week away from catching in Grapefruit League games, so in the meantime, top backup Francisco Cervelli should pick up some more work behind the plate.”

    loved Alfaro heading into the season as well but would exercise some cautious optimism with this injury news .. its the type of injury that could effect his entire season if it’s not dealt with properly especially given his swing mechanics and the rigors of playing catcher every day .. owned him last year and he dealt w/ a myriad of injuries all season (knee, hand, concussion & hamstring/quad) which made it a headache to roster him at times .. he didn’t have a capable backup last season (Bryan Holaday) and they brought in Cervelli this year so just something to be aware of

    Trav d’Arnaud w/ that new contract in Atlanta is a catcher that I’ve been looking at more recently since Tyler Flowers has no offensive value to the team and the lineup is stacked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard, but he sounds fine

      I don’t know on d’Arnaud, would not be the 1st time he went into a season looking like a sleeper, and that value vanished every other year very quickly

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    I have a lot of Sisco, so I hope you’re right on him haha. No one else it talking about him…

    I was on the Alfaro train too, but that oblique news has me worried. Avoid for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I drafted Sisco yesterday in one slow draft — I think Alfaro’s fine

      • baby seal says:
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        Eh, gonna be a pass for me until we see more. You’ll likely get him a bunch if you feel that way–think most will fade him a bit for now

        How’s the DC going? You’re not going to love my most recent picks… hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Our DC is at a crawl, I took Willie Calhoun surrounded by two closers, so not that interesting

          • baby seal says:
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            That’s solid. We’re at a crawl too… oh well.

            I was thinking your boy Yarbro would be a great WHIP stabilizers for those arms you have already.

            Last few picks: E5, Cron, … and wait for it … Upton

            I wanted to back up E5 right away before 1B disappeared, since he’s old af. And I can move Belli to the OF if I want/need.

            I like Cron as an upside play who could get decent counting stats batting in the middle of the lineup. Certainly don’t need any of these guys to go crazy.

            Upton… first share. Bare with me here. RBI upside is nice. He’s still only going into age 32 season. Not expecting any bags, but he could throw in a few, sure.

            I fully understand he could suck and become a platoon guy. But it’s not unrealistic to think he hits 30 dongs and drives in 90+ … I’ll back him up w/ some younger sexier guys over the next few rounds.

            He’s my only bounce-back bet on the squad right now, so here goes nothin’.

            Just made my first pick in the RazzSlam Qualifier. Trevor Story at 7th overall. Love that.

            Guy w/ the third pick took the entire clock to take Yelich. That was awesome.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              An entire clock to take Yelich, ouch

              Upton seems like he’s going late enough that it’s no harm, no foul — I think he’s prolly past point of sell-by date, but he could Zombino

              • baby seal says:
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                Thanks, and have a good weekend G!

                Try to only get a little Corona. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

  14. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey et al: Just traded Scherzer for Ketel Marte, Pablo Lopez and Nate Pearson in my 14 team H2H 5×5 dynasty (keep forever no limits). How did I do? Thanks in advance!

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

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Solid trade trade for you!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good deal

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Yeah, that’s good for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        Thanks everyone!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • baby seal says:
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      That’s robbery. Nice job!

  15. NUX says:
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    I been grabbing Austin Romine and Jason Castro late in all 14 of my NFBC 10s/25s Bestballs, ask me anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, love a nice AMA at the end of any comment, ask me anything

  16. adam says:
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    Keeper question…locking in this weekend

    Keep 4 (forever), H2H, 10 team yahoo, 5×5 (OPS and QS vs. Avg. and W)

    Pick 2 more to pair with…
    1. Trout
    2. Tatis
    3.
    4.
    ———
    a. Cole
    b. Rendon
    c. Alonso
    d. Mondesi

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Cole and Rendon for me. You know Grey wants Albombso…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, so…Donkey?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Alonso

  17. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tom Murphy apparently will get ~55% playing time (split with Austin Nola). Does this change how you target him?

    Honestly, I kind of like this news because it’ll drive down his draft price. All it will take for him to take over most of the time is for his bat to heat up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it sounds better, no one wants Murphy to get 450 ABs, he’d hit .170

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    [DJ Khalid voice] Another one!

    In a keep forever 12 teamer, 7 reserve spots (weekly roto, so reserve is mainly for stashes + SP alt. options)…

    Thinking about how to stratigize rookie + prospect grabs in the $0 reserve rounds, particularly since my draft is this weekend, before guys have defined roles.

    How would you prioritize the guys below? Love them all + will probably try snagging multiple, but trying to figure out who to target first…

    Grisham
    Seth Brown
    Julio Rodriguez (knowing that any 2020 production would be gravy)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      JRod, Grisham, Brown for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Grisham, JRod

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. terrible ted says:
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    Yahoo 10 Team Dynasty 5×5 1800 IP C,1,2,3,SS,IF, 3OF, UT – 7SP 3 RP – KEEP 10 Forever

    Trout, Betts, Arenado, Goldy, Blackmon, Correa

    Clevinger, Carrasco, Wheeler, Yates

    Options:

    Grandal, Lynn, Paxton

    My first pick is 96th overall (yes, round 10) in the draft.
    Have M. Keller and I. Anderson on the farm for call ups.

    Do I swap any options?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Looks good to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Jym says:
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      Same League as T-Ted

      Rizzo, K. Marte, Bogaerts, Bryant, S. Marte, Lauraneo
      Cole, Castillo, Berrios, Syndergaard

      Hey Ted (passive wave)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What are you asking?

        • Terrible Ted says:
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          That’s him on the can in my profile picture.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hahahahaha

            • Terrible Ted says:
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              Sorrryyyy Jymmmm

  20. torito56 says:
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    Gray,
    was offered a few deals for Mookie in my dynasty league. 16 team, 5×5.
    Should i hold or take one of these deals –

    Mookie Stripling 4 Moncada, Brendon Rodgers, and Soroka or Montas.

    Mookie 4 Keston Hiura, Matt Chapman, Trent Grisham, and Justus Sheffield.

    Mookie 4 Keston Hiura, Franmil Reyes, and Luis Severino.

    Mookie Greinky 4 Keston Hiura, Matt Chapman, and Franmil Reyes.

    Mookie 4 Keston Hiura, Matt Chapman, and Alex Reyes.

    Mookie 4 Franmil Reyes, Hiura, and Matt Chapman.

    Thanks! Keep up the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See above

  21. Wass says:
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    Great write up and thanks for all the advice. 5×5, 12 team, $260 budget, keep forever with $5 per year increase.

    I need to clear $2 in salary to keep Trout and I’m slightly short on speed. If I make the Gallo trade I have enough room to keep $15 worth of players.

    1) $18 Gallo for a $5 Senzel?
    2) Keep a $5 C. Kelly?
    3) Keep a $5 Jon Berti?

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d do the Gallo trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Wass says:
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        Thanks DT and Grey!
        To confirm, sorry, I realize I worded it weird, you would also keep C. Kelly and Berti then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess if you have no other options

          • Wass says:
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            I could use that $10 in the draft instead. No other keeper options.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Throw them back

              • Wass says:
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                Perfect! Thanks a lot Grey!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  22. Matty says:
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    Keeper question for everyone;
    I can keep seven of these eight (it’s a good problem), ten teamer, 6×6, H2H:
    Buehler – 17th
    Adalberto – 16th
    Yordan Alvarez – 15th round
    Bellinger – 14th round
    Vlad Guerrero – 13th
    Keston – 12th
    Giolito – 11th
    Eloy – 9th

    This is all to say, Razzball recommendations from years past have paid dividends, but now I’m in a bind because I’m stoked about all these guys at these prices. I’m leaning toward Eloy just because he’s the most expensive.
    Thanks all.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep, great problem. Fine with losing Eloy there.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d throw back Giolito.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice keepers! I’d throw back Giolito too

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Kolten Wong early favorite for leading off for STL . . . yes please! Feels like a huge difference maker for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that would be sweet…Have we heard anything on Oscar Mercado yet?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        MRI, another update coming tomorrow. My draft is Sunday night, so hopefully will hear about outlook before then!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An MRI sounds awesome, great

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          If no news, I may still try to draft him if I lose out on Robert if he’s cheap enough . . . otherwise, I’d just pivot and double up on Franmil/Schwarber or something like that.

          Not ready to jump back in on Buxton!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            There will be news by the end of today, I’d guess

            • 183414 says:
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              Reporting that an update tomorrow. Drafted Mercado on 3 teams. Initial diagnosis of wrist sprain. Based on what ? An x-ray ?
              Hope it’s not what Matsui had in 2006. Was out from May through august.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It doesn’t sound good, but fingers crossed, which might be more than Mercado can do at this point

  24. Sofaking Confused says:
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    Hi All – won my league last year because of this site. The advice is always on point. Sadly this year since I drafted so well I have too many guys to keep and not enough spots.

    Keeper question. H2H points. Points favor pitchers slightly. We can keep 7.

    Alonso
    Bryant
    Rizzo
    Kershaw
    Strasberg
    Clevinger
    Glasnow
    Darvish
    Meadows
    Story
    Y.Alvarez
    Rendon

    So far I am sure about – Rendon, Alonso, Strasberg, Story, Alvarez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, Alonso, Strasberg, Story, Alvarez, Alonso, Clevinger

      • Sofaking Confused says:
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        I love A-bombso as much as the next guy but my league won’t let me clone him. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why?

          • Sofaking Confused says:
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            Because I won last year with just one of him.

            Rendon, Alonso, Strasberg, Story, Alvarez, Clevinger – who would you recommend for a last keeper? (you put Alonso in twice if you didnt notice)

            Thank you Grey for your help….I give you and the guys all the credit for my win last year in a VERY competitive long time keeper league.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, sorry, ha…Meadows

              No problem

              • Sofaking Confused says:
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                Thanks very much! Tough to drop Kershaw…I have had him since he came up. Sticking to the Razzball plan that got me so far!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  25. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Im liking Kelly more than others from the list. I had to pick him up last year and was satisfied with him production and expect some improvement. Sisco should get the bulk of playing time but Baltimore does some syrang things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully less syrang things this year bc I’ve already drafted Sisco

  26. Rafael Kam says:
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    Worth mentioning that Kelly has been historically (majors and minors) great vs LHP and bad vs RHP. His overall numbers last year were definitely impressive for a rookie catcher but I could see Vogt stealing some time and bringing Kelly’s value down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

    • Rafael Kam says:
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      plus daulton varsho could is a threat to get called up midseason

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aren’t you the bearer of good news?

        • Rafael Kam says:
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          lol. on a more positive note, thank god the players to target posts are starting! been waiting on these

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  27. Dustin says:
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    Hey Grey and everyone, I’m in a bit of a bind in my 12 team standard categories and scoring league. In the league, we keep 2-4 players off of the previous teams roster every season, and have a pre-draft so that everyone gets to 4 players and then an actual draft commences. Note that this pre draft nor the actual draft is NOT a snake draft.

    By virtue of finishing 4th aka just out of the money last year, I have the first slot. This would have worked beautifully with my Pete Alonso, JD Martinez, Jacob DeGrom team as whoever I don’t keep would very likely be the correct move at “25th overall” aka the first pick of the pre-draft. I would keep 2 and not really sweat who i didn’t keep with first dibs on getting them back.

    Problem is, someone with a horrid roster quit at the end of last season, and the replacement asked and was granted the chance to cut his whole roster, draft 2 players among all the non keepers, THEN we start the pre-draft. Aka, who ever I cut will likely be one of this guy’s new players.

    So who do I want to risk losing in this scenario?

    • Dustin says:
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      Talked through this with my brother and he pointed out I’m a doofus and can just keep all 3. Will likely do that but feel free to mention if he is in fact the doofus.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, I can’t judge on doofus status

  28. Dustin says:
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    Hey Grey and everyone, I’m in a bit of a bind in my 12 team standard categories and scoring league. In the league, we keep 2-4 players off of the previous teams roster every season, and have a pre-draft so that everyone gets to 4 players and then an actual draft commences. Note that this pre draft nor the actual draft is NOT a snake draft.

    By virtue of finishing 4th aka just out of the money last year, I have the first slot. This would have worked beautifully with my Pete Alonso, JD Martinez, Jacob DeGrom team as whoever I don’t keep would very likely be the correct move at “25th overall” aka the first pick of the pre-draft. I would keep 2 and not really sweat who i didn’t keep with first dibs on getting them back.

    Problem is, someone with a horrid roster quit at the end of last season, and the replacement asked and was granted the chance to cut his whole roster, draft 2 players among all the non keepers, THEN we start the pre-draft. Aka, who ever I cut will likely be one of this guy’s new players.

    So who do I want to risk losing in this scenario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From those three players, who should you cut? JD

      • Dustin says:
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        Thanks Grey. Sorry for all the duplicate comments my phone is freaking out with the website. I talked through with my brother and he pointed out that I can still just keep 3, which is what I’ll be doing as Just Dongs should be better than what would be available to me at the spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep all 3

          • Dustin says:
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            Thanks again and sorry for making a mess in the comments section!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  29. FrankGrimes says:
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    If you’re on the wheel how can you not make both picks at same time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like I’m missing out on a joke of some sort

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        The joke is we are barley averaging two picks a day!
        Other than that your team is shaping up nicely.
        I wanted Willie…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was like one of the few guys left that I liked…You people are picking the bone clean

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Haha now all the upcoming target posts too.
            Better grab them a round or 2 early.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Have you ever thrown out a name you didn’t like Just to see how long it takes for him to get drafted. Fun!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, well, it should take a while for some of these catchers to get drafted, hopefully

  30. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Just about through the 17th round in our DC. Seems like a pretty good pace so far. How about you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guy on the turn in our draft seems to take two hours between his picks, so, yeah, not great, Bob…We’re in round 11

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        At least our draft gives me a chance to fill out my War Room

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          Sounds like one of those guys who milks the clock to wait for injury news. Thankfully, we don’t seem to have one of those.

          Is this post a sign of things to come? Catchers filling up the queue as usual?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Magoo! You on Berrios this year?

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              Grimey! I like Berrios, but I haven’t grabbed him anywhere yet. I’ve been in on guys like Cruz and Tim Anderson in that area of the draft. You like him?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Yes. I feel he could K a lot more peeps if he perfects a third pitch.
                I paired him with Kluber and Montas.

                • Big Magoo

                  Big Magoo says:
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                  Agreed. His secondaries are kind of meh. That’s the only thing holding me back from going all in. That’s a nice trio though. I own multiple shares of Montas this year. Team Montas!

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    My Montas love may have screwed me for saves tho. I prolly shoulda grabbed a closer there… then a huge run. Then I didn’t want to reach for one now another closer run in progress and I have none.
                    I hate F’n closers is my motto anyhow ha.

                    • Big Magoo

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                      Like I mentioned further down, I only have Kenley for saves through 18 rounds in my DC. Crazy RP run early, and I wasn’t willing to pay the price. Just have to make some dart throws later on and hope one or two hit.

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Team Montas <3

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      Nice, now we have a fan club. Just need a treehouse for meetings.

              • baby seal says:
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                I love Magoo, same here!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do catchers fill up queues? I usually just look who’s avail when it’s time to draft one

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              You should always have at least a few guys in your queue, or you could get stuck with whoever’s at the top of the board if you get disconnected or something goes wrong. “Team Stache selects Severino, Luis.”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s how I ended up with Kyle Tucker and James Paxton in my league I recapped yesterday, ha, I’ll never learn

                • Big Magoo

                  Big Magoo says:
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                  Those guys could work out for you, though I don’t know if ol’ toothpick will be giving Tucker a shot

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I doubt it on Tucker, but it could’ve been worse for autodrafting

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Yes, it could be worse. Exhibit A:

                      https://twitter.com/JustinMasonFWFB/status/1235606592642416641?s=20

                      “Went to bed at 4:30 woke up before 7 and still timed out in a slow draft and got stuck with Griffen Canning and Miles Mikolas in rounds 20/21. Guess I know who I’ll be replacing in the first FAAB”

                      I love Mason, but he’s a bit of a clown drafer, bro

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      As I said yesterday, I autodrafted Paxton and Tucker, so shizz happens

                    • baby seal says:
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                      I know you did and we discussed it! We agreed it wasn’t ideal, but not really even that bad of an auto

                      I wanted to show someone who *really* messed up, which is sad if you consider the context too…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha, yeah, I got lucky, could’ve been much worse, and I wasn’t even sleeping, I just forgot to check

        • hot corner says:
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          It’s the first time that I have kept up with the War Room passed about Round 6!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s so easy when it takes 12 hours per round

  31. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    The Most Dangerous Animal of All premiers tonight on FX. Looks interesting and minimal time commitment if it isn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The ending better not reveal it’s a marsupial!

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        HAHA. I’ll be very disappointed if it’s Roo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that would not be cool!

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            Roo grew up and became the zodiac kills and Disney covered it up to protect the brand. I could see it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Spoiler alert!

              • Hernan says:
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                My money’s on El Chupacabra…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  32. Mad Beach Bums says:
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    I’m in a razzslam satellite/qualifier for next season started at 10est and we’re on pick 3. I have 12th pick, feels like the 100th pick tho. Not sure we’ll finish by start of the season at this rate lmao.
    Anyways thanks for the catchers report I’ll def be targeting Alfaro and the Murphii

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you just started!

      • Mad Beach Bums says:
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        I just got Fun The Jewels and Arenado at 12/13. So excite!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

  33. Chet says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think it’s worth keeping Luis Severino in a Dynasty league for $9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league depth, but prolly not

  34. Peacecoast says:
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    what you think of this NFBC team so far:

    C: contreras
    1b: freeman
    ss: amed rosario
    3: jose ramirez
    CI: hunter dozier
    MI: didi
    of: soler, kingery, canha, mccutcheon

    SP: kershaw, giolito, wheeler, carlos martinez, weaver

    RP: hader, kintzler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SEXY as all get out? You know how I feel on Canha, but otherwise love it

      • Peacecoast says:
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        thought you loved canha

        take your wife to see Emma, she like that period stuff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I take her to see Lil Uzi Vert and strip clubs…We’re gangsters

          Nah, she wants to see Emma, of course she does! Ugh

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            Do what I did. Took my wife to see Judy and I went to see Joker. Best date scenerio.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds like a nice night out actually!

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              Except Judy was tons better than joker.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Grimey!

                • FrankGrimes says:
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                  Am I wrong?
                  Joker was basically The King of Comedy with more blood.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I think we’re old, bc I saw it and immediately thought The King of Comedy ripoff, but I don’t think most people even know what that means

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I do but I haven’t seen the Joker. Now I’m not going to see it. Thanks Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      Wait I said it thank me ha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I hope you both step in dog crap

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You might like it, it’s about an angry person

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      Hahah

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      My critique will be harsh

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It will fit perfectly with the movie then

              • 183414 says:
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                Judy was surprisingly good (Zellweger was really good), but Joker was a masterpiece.

                • FrankGrimes says:
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                  Joker was a borefest haha

  35. Spaceman

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    Grey kind sir! Glad to be seeing Grey posts on the daily again. Thank you for your service to this country man! Decade long 15 team keeper lg. I’ve weaker keepers & only 1 draft pick in the 1st 100, but it’s #4 overall.

    My keeper are Scherzer Greinke Gray Albies Boogie & Villar. There are more interesting options avail in the draft this yr than ever before. No big bats avail, but many big arms. Debating if I should draft an arm to form a nice top 4. Or draft the best avail bat, to fill a need.

    These are the top available players in the draft; Bieber Kershaw Darvish Thor Berrios Bauer Soler Semien Pham Cruz Sanchez Castellanos.

    Who would be your top 4 choices & in what order? (Bieber is going #1 99%) Thank you kindly sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem

      Bieber, Soler, Yu, Cruz

      • Spaceman

        The Spaceman says:
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        Thank you my man! I’d convinced myself to draft a SP. But now, we’ll see what happens. Appreciate the advice! – The Spaceman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Smell The Glove says:
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    Keeper question:

    12 team 5×5 (OBP instead of AVG). I can keep 4, which 4 do I keep.

    Nolan Arenado (1st round value)
    Rafael Devers (6th round value)
    Gleyber Torres (7th round value)
    Walker Buehler (10th round value)
    Yordan Alvarez (13th round value)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Arenado

  37. Twins Peaker says:
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    Looking for some assurance before my draft:

    I’ve worked it so that for my keeper points league draft, I have 3 spots to fill and $239 ($300 budget) to spend. My team:

    C – Smith, Ruiz
    1B –
    2B – Chavis, Scooter
    3B – Vlad
    SS – Tatis
    MI – Mondesi
    LF – Yastremski
    CF – Acuna
    RF – Reyes
    OF – Laureano
    OF –
    Util – Ohtani
    BN – Rosario, Kirilloff, J. Rodriguez

    SP – Ohtani, Price, Greinke, Heaney, Gallen, Paddack, C. Smith, Alcantara
    RP – J. James, Karinchak, W. Smith, Stripling

    Best available: Bellinger, Betts, Harper, Rizzo, Springer, deGrom, Mocada, Olson, Abreu, Altuve, Whit, Gallo

    It’s a $300 budget, but with only 3 spots to fill, an $80 average should get me whoever I want. Go with Bellinger, Betts and Harper, right?

    I kept Scooter because I thought he’d be signed by now. He’s easy enough to drop for a pickup before Opening Day. It would be for a streaming 2B because I don’t want to spend $80 on Altuve.

    Finally, how would you rate my pitching? Is it solid enough to warrant a trade for a 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Bellinger, Betts and Harper

      Your pitching’s fine, a few guys I don’t like — you have Chavis, I wouldn’t trade for a 2B…I’d lose Scooter tho

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Thanks Grey. I will be bidding astronomically on those 3, to almost the point of ridiculousness.

        Instead of pocket aces, I went for the four of a kind, where I just have 4 really good SP with upside to be better.

        I will lose Scooter post draft. I’ll just look for hot players and move onto the next one when he cools off.

        Relieved you didn’t rip my plan to shreds. haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice

  38. huffin gas says:
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    I hate drafting catchers. I mean the actually physical act of moving my mouse to the “draft” button knowing it’s a catcher. It could be the last round, I’ve already filled the rest of my team, and I see Daniel Murphy or someone sitting below the next best catcher. I’ll draft the catcher but I still feel like I should of drafted Daniel Murphy. That’s what it’s like drafting a catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  39. Nitro says:
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    Have 12 and 13 in Razz “satellite” tourney. Is it crazy to take Cole with one of those picks if available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Cole

      • Nitro says:
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        Had some last second crazy thoughts. I read you every damn day, should have known!!
        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Heading out to Woods Hole Oceangraphic Institute for a symposium that should basically be called How Were Screwed. Maybe I’ll run into Hooper. I think he may still did there. Hah
    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you too!

  41. Cognoscere says:
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    Keepers league…My outfield pre-draft is:
    Yelich, Bellinger, Meadows &; Verdugo

    I’m being offered D. Cease for Verdugo

    I only have Buehler and Woodruff on my staff going into the draft.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  42. Whatever says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I noticed in your post draft results tweet that you drafted Alonso in the 4th round while you rank him in the 2nd round in your rankings. I would assume that while you think Alonso will return 2nd round value that drafting him in the second round is not necessary based on extraneous ADP data. Would NFBC ADP data be useful in comparing your rankings to real draft result ADP’s so as not to reach for guys too early even though they can return higher round value based on your rankings?

    Thanks

    Whatever

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      depends on how many teams in the league…

      • Whatever says:
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        FrankGrimes: NFBC ADP data can be pulled based on number of teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had no intention of drafting Alonso in that league, but when he was still there in the 4th, I took him — of course, if you can wait an extra round or two before drafting a player, you should

    • Dave D says:
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      Here’s the cut and paster version:

      Timeshare behind the plate
      While Tom Murphy figures to get the most playing time at catcher this year, Servais said backup Austin Nola will get plenty of time as well.

      With Omar Narváez traded to the Brewers, both Murphy and Nola will see their workloads increase. Nola primarily played first base last season, but he is focused strictly on catching this year. And he’ll get a healthy number of games there if things go to plan.

      “I think it’s really going to be a balance,” Servais said. “Everybody says, ‘Oh, Murphy is the starting catcher.’ He’ll start Opening Night, probably. We’ll see. But those guys are going to be more of a 55-45 [percent split]. They’re both going to play a very similar amount.

      “I don’t think you put too much of a load on either one of them, and at the end of the day, we’ll look up and hopefully have very good production out of that position. We had great production out of it last year.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, someone said above…As I said up there, it’s better that way, 450 ABs for Murphy would lead to a .170 average

        • Dave D says:
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          Yeah sounds good to me onMurphy. He might be more valuable playing 90 games than 120.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Exactly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ha, I saw it… Like saying Beetlejuice’s name three times, brings him out…If you say Kikuchi three times, it brings Donkey Teeth

  43. Leah says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a points based keepers league (we can keep 4) and have Judge, Mondesi, Berrios, and Buehler. Who should I draft first? Some good ones available are Scherzer, Turner, Story, Tatis Jr, and Rendon. Trying to pick someone that will be good for me now and a keeper in the future. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Trea

      • Leah says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Chin Music and Astros says:
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    Grey,

    Playing in a shallow 6-team roto league with 22 roster spots. What draft position would you prefer – 3rd or 1st in a snake draft for this size league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

      • Chin Music and Astros says:
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        Because the back-to-back pick at the turn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  45. FrankGrimes says:
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    Welp guess I will finish last in saves. I hate closers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I didn’t want to have to go 2 closers in 3 rounds, but people were moving fast

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        That’s why you’re the expert and I’m just a peon.
        I was on the ass end of both closer runs tho.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  46. J-FOH says:
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    I just finished Hunters. Do you think I can get your dad’s number so we can chat about the show and what a disappointment you have been?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t even give me his number

      • J-FOH says:
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        Man, I like his style.

  47. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered his Trea (first round) for my Lux (last round) in an NL-only roto league with OPS. U can keep 4 players, and my other keepers are Machado, Robles, and Albies. You like this deal? Since I’ll be giving up my first round pick, it’s essentially like trading Lux plus a Rizzo-type for Turner. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trea

  48. taco says:
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    Hi Grey- what is your thought on Edwin Diaz in an NL only league as a cheap option ? I was expecting a lot more from him last year, but he is now in Colorado and Tony Wolters is nothing special in my opinion. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin Diaz is in Colorado?

      • taco says:
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        Sorry meant Elias Diaz-. Your thoughts on him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t expect him to make the team

  49. Big Bun says:
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    My pick is coming up in 12 team h2h 7×7 (OBP/SLG, QS/OPS), this is my roster:
    C – Grandal
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Merrifield
    3B – Machado
    SS – Villar
    OF – Laureano, S Marte, Gallo
    UT – Alonso, H Dozier
    BE – Segura, Schwarber, Kieboom
    SP – Bauer, Buehler, Hendricks, Paddack, R Lopez, Weaver, Houser
    RP – Colome, Hendriks
    (4 empty bench spots)

    With four picks left before me, here are the top 5 guys left: Darvish, Lynn, N Cruz, J Abreu, E Suarez

    I think Cruz is most valuable in this format but I’m worried about having too many bats. Who should I pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

      • Big Bun says:
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        Yu da man Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  50. 183414 says:
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    How long is the IL this year ? 10 or 15 days ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15

    • Dave D says:
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      Are you planning for lots of injuries this year Andrew?

      • 183414 says:
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        Well, I have Mercado on 3 teams, and am hoping Bassitt can at least start the year. Own Bassitt on a few teams that could use a streamer, if someone like Puk starts the year on the I.L. I thought they changed it back to 15 b/c of the “abuses” of the 10 day I.L.
        Wouldn’t say I’m planning for lots of injuries, Dave, but just want to stay in front of the injuries that WILL arise.

        • Dave D says:
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          Well, I’ll be rooting for you to do a repeat of your OC victory, but stay away from the gimps already ;-)

  51. 183414 says:
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    Damn. Guess they didn’t like the way teams were using the 10 day.
    Thanks Grey !
    Crosing fingers and toes on Mercado.
    Sucks for Judge owners !!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      I would think that Judge owners wouldn’t expect more than 120 games from him anyway. Or shouldn’t, at least. I grabbed DeShields as a cuff for Mercado in one league. Think that’s a sensible way to go.

      • 183414 says:
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        I stayed away from Judge and Stanton at their draft slots b/c of them being so injury prone. I did snag Paxton @220 on 1 of my teams.
        Wasn’t expecting Mercado to go down so soon, so didn’t want to use 1 of my 7 reserves for DeShields. Hoping for the best, but if Mercado starts the year on the 15 day I.L., I’ll bid on DeShields and a couple of other wabbits until Mercado returns.
        Btw, grab Hunter Harvey next round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully we get good news on Mercado

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not at Hunter Harvey territory yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

  52. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I’m really going full SAGNOF in this draft. Only have Kenley for saves through 18 rounds. Aren’t you proud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really…You need saves, man!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Haha, I know. Crazy RP2 run as expected, and I went a different route. Considered Givens last round (who was then immediately grabbed by Rudy), but I needed OFs, and decided not to pass on Ian Happ. Just have to make a few extra dart throws later on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t argue with it, but DC drafts are murder for lack of saves

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            For sure. Can’t adjust in season. Just have to pay up for a few more CIWs. I’m not sure what’s more expensive – paying up for a risky RP2 or having to use extra roster spots on setup men. Guess I’ll find out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wasting spots on CIWs is way worse

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          I didn’t get any yet.
          I may be toast.
          Grey prolly hates my team but if I can find some saves I may be ok haha.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You should draft Wade Davis, that’ll fix it!

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              Don’t laugh he is all queued up!
              I knew you’d hate my squad…
              I got a few dudes you might like.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You dropped the ball this draft Grimey! Kidding, this shizz is unpredictable, you could be fine with some late closers — we know closers lose jobs all the time

                • FrankGrimes says:
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                  For sure last year my closers all got hurt or lost job.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yup

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            Don’t worry, we’ll be save grifting together

        • 183414 says:
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          Grab Harvey and Karinchak, he can always help w/ k’s and ratios. Even Betances. Magill, Hirano, Tuivailala, Watson, Anderson, Stanek, Kintzler. If you have Kenley, better gran Treinen, if you backed up Mercado w/ Delino.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            My Mercado/DeShields combo was in a different draft. Yeah, I have all of those guys (+ a bunch more) somewhere in my queue. It’s probably three or four dozen players deep. Gonna be throwing some darts for sure. Hoping to hit on at least one (and hopefully two) of them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed

  53. Marty says:
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    Grey,

    Yahoo 10 team, 6×5 including OPS, keep 7 players which are tied to the round they were drafted last year. I had planned on keeping these 7 below.

    Alex Bregman (round 2)
    Jose Ramirez (round 5)
    Mookie Betts (round 7)
    Trevor Story (round 9)
    Ozzie Albies (round 14)
    Blake Snell (round 16)
    Aaron Judge (round 24)

    With the news of Judge and the Yankees medical staff of Nick Riviera, would you still keep Judge at round 24 value, or toss him back and keep either Eddie Rosario (round 4 keeper value) or Nelson Cruz (round 6 keeper value) as my 7th and final keeper?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • Marty says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • 183414 says:
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      No brainer. Agree with Grey.

  54. Ro Bauti says:
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    Hey Grey, how’s your day?

    Please help me choose my last keeper (no penalty for now, contracts may start next yr). 14tm, H2H, 5×5 obp & whip, 2 util. Draft position is determined by sum of last years 5 keepers’ rank. Im keeping Rendon, Stras, Giolito & Bichette. Last keeper is between Devers, Corbin, Paddack, Yu, & Lux. Im in line to pick 4th/5th, unless i keep Lux which I’d lock in the 2nd pick. Only Altuve & JoRam are being kept. Do i keep Devers along w/ Rendon? Keep 3 SPs? Or lock in 2nd pick w/ Lux whos in a potent offense but might not play everyday and in lower order? Also many 2b pre ranked above him and i may be able to wait a few rounds. Thank you Grey I appreciate you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

      • Roland Bautista says:
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        Thanks bud!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade my $58 Arenado,$10 Will Smith(C) and $10 Jesus Luzardo for his $51 Trevor Story?

    Would you keep a $16 Trevor Bauer, $10 Zac Gallen or $10 Mike SoroKa?

    Thank you and love your writeups you fantasy baseball stud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      Gallen

  56. LOLmets says:
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    RIP Judge. Long live Mike Tauchman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup, rankings adjusted

  57. Around The Horn says:
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    Grey,

    Our league is using the Yahoo platform this year for the first time. There are two separate rankings I’m trying to understand. On the Yahoo fantasy baseball home page they have 2020 player rankings – looks a lot like the FantasyPros rankings. They also have the Default Pre-Draft Rankings that I can edit that’s very different from the rankings on the home page. For example, they have DeGrom, Verlander and Flaherty in the top 10 and 5 SP in the top 15 which is weird.

    I don’t get responses to questions from Yahoo. Do you know why the rankings are different and which they use in the draft lobby at draft time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re looking at their rankings vs. draft default which is how people are drafting

      • Around The Horn says:
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        Good to know. Some people draft on auto pilot and just take the next available highest ranked player they see.

        If the pre-draft default rankings are used in the draft lobby on draft day then that’s good for me – I use Grey’s rankings. :)

        • Around The Horn says:
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          But seriously, people are taking Flaherty 6? Crazy.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That is nuts

  58. Around The Horn says:
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    Grey,

    Sorry if you get this twice. Doesn’t look like it posted the first time.

    My league is using the Yahoo platform for the first time. I’m trying to figure out what rankings they use as their Default Pre-Draft Rankings on our draft day. On the fantasy baseball home page they have their 2020 top 300 player rankings. When I go to Pre-Draft Rankings in my league the rankings are very different. For example, they have 5 SP in the top 15.

    I don’t get responses from Yahoo. Do you know why the default pre-draft rankings are different than their top 300 on the fantasy baseball home page? Which do they use in the draft lobby?

  59. J-FOH says:
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    I started watching Get Shorty on Netflix. What are your thoughts on it. Yes I know I’m way late on it but I would like your take on it.

    I have no baseball comments. Your commenters got it all covered

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The movie? It’s 25 years old, I don’t have thoughts on it anymore — I remember liking it, but I can’t remember anything about it other than that bar scene

      • J-FOH says:
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        No, the series Get Shorty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I ain’t see that shizz, any good?

          • J-FOH says:
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            So far so good. I figured a show about the movie industry and you know your….. Hollywood Lifestyle, would make it a perfect fit for you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe will check it out…or maybe I should tell my dad to since you guys have similar tastes… Watching Mammon on Amazon, subtitled show that’s decent

              • J-FOH says:
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                I’ll add it to my list.

                I can’t wait to get in touch with papa Albright. We’ll have so much to share

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh I just finished it, can skip

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    I have like 20 shows I need to watch. Fucking Playstation has ruined my life

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You should watch The Expanse on Amazon… under radar but great

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Ive been wanting to start it for some time. Heard lots of great things. Just getting myself in the mood for a sci fi. I’m really loving Get Shorty. I found out it’s an Epix show. Netflix has season 1 for now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah…I just started Zerozerozero on Amazon, great first episode

  60. Nothing better in this crazy mixed up world than drafting. Blows me away when I flash on what a breeze my 12 team home league will be after these 15 team marathons! Kinda like that 10 teamer you did! Stack city! Thanks for all your help Grey, feeling extra prepared for another shot at the championship.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stack city! Stack, stack city!

  61. KrazyIvan says:
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    How scary is it that I can imagine owning a lot of Brian Anderson and Alfaro shares? They are so that there is no downside and the upside is there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not scary, I’m there too

  62. Michael DePinto says:
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    Hey There…Need help with my keepers. Actually have too many which is a nice issue. Please pick 5 of the following.

    Betts – 2nd Round
    Treat Urner – 7th Round
    DeGrom – 8th Round
    Acuna – 9th Round
    Soto – 13th Round
    Alonso – No Round Penalty

    • Michael DePinto says:
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      Obviously Acuna, Soto and Alonso are no doubters at those values. Rankings wise it would be the 5 bats but wasn’t sure if I should hold onto a pitcher. No pitcher is safe but Degrom seems about as safe as there is right now.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Do not keep DeGrom. He had Tommy John surgery about 8 or 9 years ago and the shelf life for an elbow after TJS is 7-8 years. DeGrom is on borrowed time. Remember the elbow scare last spring? Not saying it will happen. But I am saying it could. Your hitters are all studs and safer bets. You can use your first pick on a pitcher and you’ll be fine. But keep those bats!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Betts — nice keepers!

  63. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who you like best this season, Chance Sisco, Travis D’Arnaud or Jacob Stallings? I’m torn.

  64. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Could use a little help with my 3rd keeper.

    12-team league, H2H, weekly scoring. only 3x OF & 1x UTL spot. Scoring system translates more toward hitters & power hitters specifically.

    Possible keepers (draft rounds in parentheses):

    Acuna (5) — already keeping
    Mondesi (7)
    Lindor (9) — already keeping
    Bieber (11)
    Judge (12)
    Hiura (15)

    Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, but nice keepers either way

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        Judge was the no-brainer pre-recent injury setback, but just can’t trust him at this point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not at all

  65. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    With the Judge news, you moving Voit up and assuming full time pt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I moved Tauch up and added Frazier

  66. leon says:
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    16 man 7×7 obp/slg/ops/sb% plus regular stats. keep 4. my choices are…

    Tatis jr, Rendon, Altuve, Meadows, Cavan biggio, lux, luis robert, pham, snell, paddack, luzardo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis jr, Rendon, Robert, Snell

  67. leon says:
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    R
    H
    HR
    RBI
    SB
    TB
    OBP
    SLG
    OPS
    SB%

    for clarification, those are the league hitting stats.

    IP*
    W
    SV
    K
    HLD
    ERA
    WHIP
    K/BB
    K/9
    QS
    NSVH

    these are pitching stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Our prayers worked!

  68. FrankGrimes says:
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    Figured today’s pace would pick up…. nope!

    • hot corner says:
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      Hopefully, we can pick up steam after we get through this turn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, boy were you wrong!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Didn’t ever think I’d be bummed to have Jimenez sniped one pick before mine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was bummed the other day when I missed Kingery in another league…crazy the guys you randomly want in these leagues

  69. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Grey! Hope all is well. Looking forward to another season. Had a late keeper Q for you…which 4 are you keeping?
    J.Bell ($4)
    L.Robert ($1)
    K.Hiura($4)
    O.Mercado($1)
    W.Calhoun($1)
    M.Moustakas ($9)

    im leaning top 4…what say you?
    grazie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, top 4

  70. Dave D says:
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    Damn, I just watched an innning of Nate Pearson against the BoSox and he looked WICKED!!! I was out on him after seeing how they babied him last year by OMG he couldn’t have looked better. Commanding his fastball and breaking ball very well. I’m not sure how many innings he’ll throw in MLB but they’ll be dynamic ones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kinda wish I could go back in time and draft him in the last round of every one of my deep drafts

      • Dave D says:
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        Well hopefully you have another chance or two

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but the time to get him super cheap might’ve passed

          • Dave D says:
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            He was never super cheap in any draft I did. He went 348 in my first DC in early November and that is about his ADP currently. I like him but can’t see him throwing over 90 pitches a start and maxing about 110 IP for year. There’s probably some solid arms 350-450 that’ll prove more valuable but if he’s available 340ish I wouldn’t pass at this point.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that sounds about right, but I’m worried he moves into the top 300

  71. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    We had our Free Agent auction last night and this is who i got last night:

    Trevor Bauer $35
    Sonny Grey $29
    Kyle Schwarber $20
    Lorenzo Cain $17
    J.A. Happ $12
    Wilmer Flores $9
    Felix Hernandez $5
    Chad Green $5
    Matt Shoemaker $5

    Two questions:

    1) How do you think i did?
    2) Would you drop Felix and Flores for Jurickson Profar and Randy Dobnak or keep both?

    Also SOmeone dropped Jurickson Profar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good! Lose Wilmer for Profar

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        hold on to king felix?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Between him and Dobnak? Sure

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok hold on to Felix, put a bid in for Profar. or wait until he becomes a free agent? If I put a bid in now how much should I bid?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bid on Profar

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                how much? im thinking 5

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds fine

  72. Cohen says:
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    Grey, just looking for some assurance, 12 team roto
    Was going to go Story/Ramirez first 2 rds
    Do that or Story/Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story/Ramirez

  73. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Just finished another draft and still haven’t reached my next pick in the DC league. Gotta love slow drafting.

    • J-FOH says:
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      Slow Drafts are like going to the DMV.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        That’s only live drafts where people curse you out for sniping them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Much slower

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ours is at a snail’s pace…we’re only 15 rounds in

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        That is slow. We’re in the 23rd. Didn’t we start on the same day?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup! I haven’t drafted and we’ve just got into the 16th

  74. DonnieB says:
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    Keeper question with rosters due tomorrow night? It’s a 12 team roto auction.
    $10 Gallen
    $10 Luzardo
    $10 Soroka
    Thanks for working the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what you’re asking

      • DonnieB says:
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        Which one to keep? Sorry. Or top two. Thanks.

        Also, I just received an offer of his Soto for my Buehler straight up. Take it without hesitancy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallen, Luzardo

          Soto side

  75. Gary says:
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    Hey Grey! Nobody better. Drafting NFC Best Ball team now and started with these four; FTJ, Harper, Mondesi and Olson. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid!

  76. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    In a shallow 6 team standard roto – (4 SP, 2RP 1P, 1C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 2 UTIL, 3 Bench). Snake draft is this week.

    1. If I get the 3rd pick I was thinking of taking Bellinger over Yelich, because – Bellinger’s 1B/OF eligiblity, Dodger lineup, Yelich’s knee cap and history of back issues the last couple years and also the Brewer lineup around him isn’t as potent after losing Moose and Grandal. Who would you take as your 1st pick here?

    2. Whether you had the 1st or 3rd pick in this shallow of a league, how long would you wait to take your first SP? In mocks, Beiber is there in the 4th or 5th round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yelich

      2. 5th round sounds fine

  77. Petro says:
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    Standard 5×5 plus OPS. Trea Turner vs Juan Soto.

  78. FrankGrimes says:
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    Speaking of movies isn’t Uncut Gems just a
    lousy remake of Bad Lieutenant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I so didn’t like Uncut Gems…He’s in major trouble and he just hands his gem over to Garnett…Yeah, okay…Movie lost me like 20 mins in

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Totally. It’s supposedly worth a million but just gimme your shitty ring worth 20k.
        And zero details how he actually acquired it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, agreed…I was like “this shizz is stupid” from that point on… Yo, you should watch Zerozerozero on Amazon, it’s a one-hour drug drama…It’s good!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Yes it’s on my list. That’s the same Gomorra dude?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s solid so far — 5 eps in

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                I have to watch new narcos first! There’s too many choices hard to find the gems. Shows like Chernobyl and Gomorra have ruined me.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, I know…Good shows suck, makes bad shows intolerable!

                  New narcos was solid too

  79. Licketty Splits says:
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    My Keepers are due today with both Judge & Snell injured …not a pay league but I hate to be out of it before we even start. Roto scoring with doubles & triples added as hitting categories & QS & holds added as pitching cats

    No-brainers to me are:
    Mondesi (26th round)
    Benintendi (21st) –give him one more year to get it together
    Soler (28th)

    then I need two more guys:
    Judge (9th)
    Snell (8th)
    Yarborough (27) all these along with Soler were picked up off waivers so they go in the last
    round 28th then 27th etc
    Swanson (27)
    Fried (27)
    Lynn (27)
    R. Nunez (27)
    H Dozier (27th)
    Might be worth it to keep Judge & Snell since they only lose 2 rounds & keep as long as you want. I am not sure I am competitive to win the league this year anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell, Lynn — you should be competitive every year

  80. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team auction, I just received an offer of my Buehler for his Soto. That is an accept without hesitancy,right? Both are at same price going their last year of being able to be kept. Keepers are due tonight. Thank you.

  81. Swfcdan says:
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    Too many weekend posts, makes it hard to find the Grey(t) ones!

    With Yanks injuries does Mike Ford start in an everyday role? Is he worth a grab over Vogey in an OBP league as a bench bat/mon thurs hitter in daily league?

    And rank these very backend SP’s please: S Matz, Pab-Lo, J-Monty.

    Thanks.

  82. Stumpy says:
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    Bogaerts or Springer who would you rather have. In a vacuum.

  83. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Willie Calhoun just got hit in the face with a fastball and carted off. Friggin Urias needs to quit hitting people in all facets of life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw it…It actually didn’t look that bad (all things considered)

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Well that’s a relief. Based on the description that I read, it sounded like he was bleeding out on the ground.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I read a bad report of it too…It looked like it grazed him and brunt of impact was shoulder…But he might miss a week for concussion protocols

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Lotta blood, glanced shoulder and cheek.

            Bigger news is Verlander. Velocity way down and triceps. Hmmm….

  84. Fecal Matters says:
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    As an aside, I traded SS prospect Oneil Cruz for SP Freddy Peralta (dynasty league). No Peralta in the Top 100 SPs? No sleeper post?

    Thoughts on Peralta?

    • The Harrow says:
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      likely not starter, isn’t right now, i’m pretty sure i’ve heard grey mention this a few times. he himself drafted him in 50 round draft and hold league though. i’d have not traded o.cruz for him here, could’ve gotten more o.cruz is one of biggest risers lately.

      • The Harrow says:
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        is listed as the main set up man though, so holds value. and hader gets used in more than just saves spots too, so some saves in there.

  85. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    12 team auction dynasty. max keepers predraft are 18 and max predraft budget is 75% of in auction budget, here those are 269/359. QS/K/9/OPS/total bases added 7×7.
    for sure keepers:
    C
    1B freeman (47)
    2B
    3B rendon (26)
    LF stanton (35)
    CF robles (10)
    RF
    util (2) moncada (stupid only 3B now, 30)
    SP (want 8 or so eventually): paddack (10)
    kendricks (10)
    nola (22)
    morton (5)
    RP (max 5 slots, saves only here): chapman (10), yates (13), hendriks (10)
    prospects (in season 10 NA slots):
    w.franco (10)
    kopech (1)
    kelenic (10)

    so that’s 15 and 209 out of the max 269.
    keep which 3 more of these:
    hampson (13)
    kingery (10)
    k.davis (25, can’t be him i’d think, DH only too)
    ed rod (10)
    lynn (10)
    lucchesi (6)
    a.reyes (10)
    leclerc (10, but i got 3 closers already)
    prospects: puk (10), brujan (10), kieboom (10, him or kingery could cover my 2B/SS spots), larnach (10)

    i could also max bid 30 on any of these (albeit they might get matched, but the keeper decisions are made after the bids are matched or not):
    clevinger, gallo, jd martinez, avisail, pham, benintendi, ozuna, merrifield

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