Here, friend, are some catchers that I will be targeting at my 2021 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 during the Ottoman Empire. Applies to oranges, it still applies. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2021 projections and blurbs I wrote for them. This is a (legal-in-most-countries) supplement to the top 20 catchers of 2021 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 2021 fantasy baseball:

Austin Nola (ESPN 251) One quick note: If NFBC, Yahoo or ESPN isn’t listed in the parenthetical, then the catcher is ranked (or being drafted) above 200 overall. In Nola’s case, NFBC is 156, and Yahoo is 189. One quick note, Part II, That Note Was Too Quick: NFBC is two-catcher leagues, so that ADP is slightly misleading. Wouldn’t say I’m the high man on Nola, that’s the guy on Bourbon Street wearing 200 bead necklaces and screaming, “Show me something foxy!” Take it easy in the Big Easy, Beads Guy. I might actually be the low man on Nola, according to my 2021 fantasy baseball rankings, but any catcher after 200 is a possible draft target. I’ll explain quickly. After you get past 200 overall, you’re filling up your team vs. sticking hard to rankings. If you have pick 207th, it doesn’t matter if Bobby Dalbec is the suggested pick if you have three 1st basemen on your team or something along those lines. As for Nola, I don’t see the attraction. Haha, way to lead off the post with a catcher sleeper to draft! Don’t get me wrong, I would draft Nola if he were around 250th overall at ESPN, but I do think at sites like NFBC he’s a bit too high. Caratini will play at once a week, and likely twice. Nola’s Steamer projections are 39/9/43/.249/2, which are hilariously bleh, but, again, for the price of 250th overall? Sure, it’s worth a flyer.

Mitch Garver (NFBC 200, Yahoo 215, ESPN 256) I’m gonna channel our writer, Coolwhip, “Garver?! Stonks!” Coolwhip already gave you his Mitch Garver fantasy, I wouldn’t even try to match 17,000 words about Mitch Garver with half of the words being told to Coolwhip by Garver himself.

Sean Murphy (ESPN unranked) Was dealing with a collapsed lung, but I’m doing collapsed lunges trying to draft Murphy in every league. “Lunge A-1…2…3!” That’s me doing lunges while dabbing A-1 sauce into my mouth. Murphy has 17-homer power, and appeared to be a .280+ hitter in the minors. “Don’t let the lung fool ya.” — Me about Murphy or my grandmother talking to a cigarette as she smoked through a hole in her throat? You make the call!

James McCann (Yahoo 233, ESPN unranked) Bit surprised McCann hasn’t moved up people’s rankings to the point where I (we, if you’re following my rankings) couldn’t own him. He’s a .280 hitting over the last two years and hit 18 homers in 2019, and 7 HRs in only 31 games last year. Um, how is he not better than Realmuto this year? Is there any way? Okay, those expectations are high, but for the price? 100% owning McCann, which is also what I say to my skinny jeans.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Yahoo unranked) Couple points here, Israel Diner-Falafel shouldn’t have catcher eligibility, but Yahoo being Yahoo, he does. If I were ranking Falafel as a catcher, he’s likely around the 7th best catcher. His projections are borderline top three for catchers, ACKSUALLY. Seriously, which do you want: 57/18/67/.259/2 or 78/8/61/.283/18? Is it even close? That’s Contreras vs. Israel. Someone needs to get Contreras in NATO.

Tom Murphy (NFBC 334, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked) Bit more for two-catcher leagues-slash-deeper-leagues-slash-axl. Murphy could easily lead all catchers in homers, but, similar to Gary Sanchez, he might hit .210. If I’m being real with you, I’d put a $5 bitcoin side bet that Murphy hits for a higher average than Gary, but that $5 would turn into $50,000 and I’d have to sell my Reggie Jackson baseball card collection to pay off that bet, and that would make me sob for days. You wanna see me bawl out? Not cool.

Danny Jansen (NFBC 310, Yahoo 304, ESPN unranked) I’m the high man on Jansen across just about every rankings or ADP I’ve seen. Not even particularly close in some cases. People must be thinking Alejandro Kirk will be cutting into his playing time. Meh, maybe, but Jansen only needs to play five days a week, like literally every other catcher. He has solid contact numbers, and should hit for 15+ HRs with some upside there.

Elias Diaz (NFBC 433, Yahoo 314, ESPN unranked) Have a few here that say “unranked,” but all of them are ranked within the catcher positional rankings just unranked in their top 300 overall, except Diaz at ESPN. Honestly, thought I missed something. Could they not have even ranked a Rockies catcher? Then I realized I wasn’t the one who missed something. They have Tony Wolters ranked on Pittsburgh, but no Rockies catcher. Oh…*sails around the world*…kay. As for Elias, he’s about to set some records! *intern whispers in my ear* Not related to Elias Sports Bureau? I see. I don’t expect a lot from Diaz, but a flyer in Coors is the epitome of “you can do worse.” See, I have faith in you (in doing worse)! Ignore the parenthetical there, homey, that shizz is directed at someone else. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, hand under armpit making fart noise*

 
  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Catchers all ride and fit in the same clown car. Not one on here worth a roster spot ffs Im gonna start a C free fantasy league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  2. Member Berries says:
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    Jansen will be my #2 catcher post draft. I like the price of free. Alfaro seems cheap too

    Watched a jomboy on Yadier in spring training daring a rookie to steal 2nd and gunned him down.

    Went down a rabbit hole on YouTube an hour ago on pedro martinez dropping knowledge on pitching. Super impressive human being. Casey mize on his way to tommy john if he doesnt change his mechanics.

    Also, did you hear, DT AIN’T SHIT

    • Tom says:
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      I’m more than a little suspect of Nola, a 31 year old guy who hit a whopping total of 22 hrs. Over 8 minor minor league seasons. Sure he’s done a little better in his 2 year in the majors, I’m not buying it. He’s worth nothing more than a late flyer like most catchers. I’m thrilled guys in NFBC are overdrafting this guy.

      • Tom says:
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        SoNeone in our league took Nola before Gary Sanchez, isn’t that like taking Tyler O’Neill before Joey Gallo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, Gary Sanchez is a mess too

          • Tom says:
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            Well in any case I’m passing on Nola in the 12th or 13th round and grabbing a mid-tiered OF or SP and I’ll wait until 15 rounds later and grab a Barnhart because I see little to no difference in value.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, same

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Alfaro’s fine too

      DT ain’t shit! Haha, poor DT

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome read!

    a. Comp problems yet again! I must persevere for Razzball Nation!

    b. No mention of Trevino. Wasn’t he good enough to make your list? Too far under the Grey-dar. I have Nola #254 and #258 so he could be okay, never know. Who ever gets hot though, boom! Frank-en-Catcher REBORN!

    c. MLB quote of the day for March 10, 2021

    1. Steve Howe, born March 10, 1958

    ‘The entire Dodger organization is deeply saddened by the loss of Steve and our sympathies go out to his family and friends. Steve was a huge part of the Dodgers’ 1981 World Championship club and he will go down as one of the best closers in franchise history. He will be missed.’

    Los Angeles Dodger Press Release (04/28/2006)

    2. John Cangelosi, born March 10, 1963

    ‘I’m not small. I’m just small for the sport. My size stopped me from being drafted in high school. But college and pro ball are more competitive. There, you’ll play as long as you put stats on the board. My size might hurt me if I were a home run hitter or a first baseman, but I’m qualified to do the things I do–the stolen base, play the outfield, get on base, make things happen.’

    John Cangelosi in the Chicago Tribune (Bill Jauss, 07/07/1985, ‘Sox’s Cangelosi Sizes Up Majors’, Source)

    3. Mike Timlin, born March 10, 1966

    ‘Mike Timlin was indispensable to the 2004 Red Sox. The veteran took the mound a total of 76 times. Before he retired in 2009, he had earned four World Series rings, two with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993 and a second one with the Red Sox in 2007. Timlin exuded a toughness and confidence that was contagious. As a proven winner, he was a role model for the bullpen staff and was able to pass along the lessons learned through experience in big game situations.’

    Author Jim Prime in Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout: The Greatest Stories from a Championship Season (Sports Publishing, April 1, 2014, Page 97)

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for March 10, 2021

    ‘Do you have any idea what Ali meant to black people? He was the leader of a nation, the leader of Black America. As a young black, at times I was ashamed of my color; I was ashamed of my hair. And Ali made me proud.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh now, we need a charity drive to get Ante a new ‘puter

      B. Meh, I’m not a big fan, prolly take a flyer on Sam Huff in a league where Trevino is drafted, but catchers are a dime a dozen, so if you like him go for it

      D. Reggie!

  4. captain obvious says:
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    Fucking catchers. I just wait until the end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  5. John says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Are we going to get any points league content for draft season? I know it’s kind of niche but I play in a few points leagues so I’m always looking for draft help tailored to that format.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m told that Malamoney will start posting soon

  6. Racehorse says:
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    I’ve done 3 RCL drafts, and I have yet to draft a “catcher” … those 3 teams are still without a player in the catcher slot …

    Tonight I’ll be drafting my 4th RCL Team, and I’m very sure I won’t be drafting a catcher.

    Below is my algorithmic formula I’ll use for the eventual fielding a catcher just prior to Opening Day …

    Nose + Mirror x Breathing = You’re Hired!

    (okay, maybe also a batting average that’s north of .230)

    Ah, catchers … there’s nothing like hope springing eternal than looking for Johnny Bench-like production — I stopped looking in 2011 when Jorge Posada retired, and Posada was no Johnny Bench ~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad equation for a catcher!

  7. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FALEFA! Have him on all my yahoo teams…im with ya, avg. Steals and everyday at bats for a catcher is sweeeeet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, solid gamble in Yahoo leagues — 1 F!

    • pinkman says:
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      Is your handle a Pixies reference?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rudy co-manages with Frank Black’s brother

        • pinkman says:
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          Random! My worlds are colliding!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  8. James D Stockburger says:
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    Online War Room down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just clicked on it and I see it

  9. Cram It says:
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    *zzzzzzzzz* wha, wha…Varsho! *zzzzzzzzz*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, is that good or bad

  10. Earl says:
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    I know this is probably supposed to be about catchers but wanted to get some input from people regarding some closers and what people think of following (I already have Chapman and Nick Anderson in 12 team roto league):

    Jordan Hicks
    Drew Pomeranz
    Greg Holland
    Amir Garrett
    Jose LeClerc

    Are the above all about the same and just pick one or two and see how it goes?

    Thanks for thoughts

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Holland seems like he for sure has the job to me. WIth Jo Hernandez injury Leclrec seems a little more solid. The rest could all get saves, with Garrett most likely to have the closer “locked up” Anderson won’t be the only guy getting saves in Tampa.

      Personally I’d go if looking for saves

      Holland
      Leclerc
      Garrett
      Hicks
      Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please let it be on HBOMax immediately

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        I need to catchup on this one. I think I was in S3. And I need to note this somewhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s on HBO now, you gotta watch

  11. imyournerd says:
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    Pedro Severino a lock for a top 10 catcher finish this year I feel. He is going to be hitting in the middle of a decent lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to Chance Sisco?

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Is that the Thong Song guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  12. Lone Wolf says:
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    Hi Grey (and anyone else who wants to chime in), I have a quick strategy question. With so much uncertainty surrounding starting pitchers and their workloads, in a H2H categories league would you be more likely to target a non-closer RP to help with ratios and inning stability week-to-week (ex. Devin Williams)? I’m not one to normally target them but I think that may be a good idea this year.

    Apologies if this was covered in a previous article – Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sure…I don’t mind MR if they have great ratios

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I will say in a non-Holds league, I’m always dropping my MRs

        • Lone Wolf says:
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          Thanks Grey! It’s a non-holds league so I’m sure I’ll keep them on a short leash if I draft any

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup!

  13. Crime Dog says:
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    If you had to pick one player to have the biggest breakout this year who would you pick? I’ve read all the sleeper posts, rankings, etc. more just asking for S’s and G’s (i.e. I won’t come back in October and crucify you for answering this).

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      If Healthy I’m going with the Frenchmen

      Franchy Cordero and Ty France. Both could put up big numbers and likely to play almost everyday.

      Hmm…. Grey someone should write an article titled Viva La Francehy!

    • Cram It says:
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      Bohm

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I just don’t see the Bohm. He not going to hurt you, but he’s already getting drafted like hes expected to be good. I mean people are planning on .290/25/5 when they are drafting him where he is going now.

        • Cram It says:
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          Getting drafted like he’s going to be good doesn’t preclude him from breaking out. He’s going around 100 I think. It’s not like he’s getting drafted in the 5th round.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I do love Bohm too…With each draft, I keep drafting him higher

            • Cram It says:
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              Atta boy! I think he’ll bat 2nd, so I’m in a Lemahieu-ish final season line.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I’m a big Bohm boy

                • hal_incandenza says:
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                  He’s also projected nicely in OPS, which is in-play in my 6×6. So I’m feeling good about this decision.

                  123 Alec Bohm

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Clint Frazier

    • Earl says:
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      what do people think of either Nick Senzel or the rookie Jarred Kelenic??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone after what point? Everyone’s sleeper is another man’s “drafted in the 8th round”

      • Crime Dog says:
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        The way I was thinking about it is nailing the next let’s say top 15-ish fantasy asset. So based on that I’d say anyone going after pick 40 maybe is fair game to call out….or in last year’s case tatis went from pick 30 maybe to number 1 basically this year I’d consider that a huge breakout. Alonso in 2019 was also an example I’d point to. Went from last round pick to top 30 the following year. Not the most concrete definition I know but sounds like you’d probably say Bohm anyways.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like Bohm

    • Earl says:
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      think I will also tag onto this and ask for people’s pitching breakouts that could be had little later like round 18 and later.

      was thinking of maybe Paxton for one??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like Paxton

    • Jolt In Flow says:
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      I’ve got Ke’Bryan Hayes as the player to break out.

      He already sort of broke out last year.

      I’ll go out on a limb and say Grey ranks him in his top 30 next year. I figure he’d get a higher rank on a better team with a better lineup.

      Just my opinion.

      Jolt

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like Hayes too!

  14. Luke says:
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    Grey!!

    5×5 OBP

    I currently have S.Murphy as my catcher. McCann is available on waivers, but so is falefa..

    Who would you prefer as an everyday player in your catcher spot? Falefa due to triple eligibility?

    Thanks my guy!!

    • Cram It says:
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      They should be ranked in the rankings of ranks.

      • Luke says:
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        Falefa doesn’t make the rankings, and in one of your comments on the catcher rankings you said you didn’t think he was eligible anymore, which he is. So I was just wondering if maybe he had more upside than other catchers due to continuous play time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He doesn’t have catcher elig, as far as I’m concerned, but he is absolutely in my top 500 and ranked

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This is sneakily one of the most helpful posts for all of us stuck in 2-catcher leagues!

    Also, nice cookie consent manager – which vendor do you guys use, looks like . . . Trustarc or QC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Cookie consent? Mrs. Fields? I don’t know…Our ads manager said we had to, uh, add privacy link

  16. Foxman says:
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    Great write up Grey! Always looking for a cheap backstop.
    I have a quick questions about a keeper league. We keep 5 guys, forever, no penalty.
    12 team league
    H2H category league (5×5)
    I won last year and have a great core with Acuna, Soto, and Turner
    Trying to figure out my last two keepers from this list
    Yu Darvish, Luis Castillo, Yordan Alvarez, and Brandon Lowe

    I know that you like Yordan, me too, he was a keeper for the 2020 season. I just wonder if I can get him back in the draft. I pick last, in what amounts to the 6th round, but that’s about where ESPN has him ranked. Do I toss him back and keep the pitchers, or keep the young slugger with the other core guys?
    Thanks for your help
    Fox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d toss Yordan back, then maybe redraft him?

  17. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Had one of the weirder drafts I’ve had yesterday, but don’t hate it. Definitely weird values in the league that led to some zagging when I planned to zigg. Also had $23 leftover at the end, which makes me wish I paid up for a degrom type, but what can ya do?! 12 teams, 6×6 H2H categories. OBP OPS (no average), QS + SVHD. Daily lineups.

    C – Will Smith ($11 – planned to just take whoever the 12th best catcher was, but this was when I had realized I was going to have extra cash anyway, and Grandal went for $12, Sanchez when for $9)
    1B – Bellinger ($14 Keeper)
    2B – Moore ($7)
    SS – Story ($16 keeper)
    3B – Bohm ($11)
    OF – Robert ($8 keeper)
    OF – Sexy Dr. P ($11 keeper)
    OF – Lewis ($11)
    UTL 1 – Alvarez ($8)
    UTL 2 – Cruz ($23)

    Bench – Donaldson (only $1, which I’ll totally take in OBP OPS), Vaughn ($3)

    SPs – Gray ($21 – Ryu went for $35!!!), Wheeler ($12), Bundy ($10), Alcantara ($6), Mahle ($7), E Hernandez ($1), D German/streaming spot ($3), Odorrizi/streaming spot ($1), Severino IL stash ($2)

    RP – Chapman (16), Diaz (15), Pomeranz (8), Rainey ($1)

    • Cram It says:
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      Leaving that much money on the table is a rookie move, Duda!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        I know! I can’t believe it – I ignored the aces and scoffed at $35 Ryu…but then there weren’t many guys left to choose from.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $23 leftover?! Haha, you could’ve had Ryu! Team looks solid, I think your keepers are so solid that it would’ve been tough to not have a good team, I do think your pitching could use help, but you should be able to stream

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – working on flipping one of my 3Bs for another SP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perfect!

  18. Uncle Ruckus says:
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    Keep 8 forever Roto league.

    Which side?

    Bregman & Yordan Alvarez or Rendon & LeMahieu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  19. Phil says:
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    Industry Rule #4081, If Dalbec is available at 207, always pick him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair, I forgotten that rule

      • hot corner says:
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        Works for me, since I took him at pick 363 in our DC!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Noice

    • That’s my boy!

  20. Parker says:
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    10 team H2H keeper league, which side do you like?

    A. Tatis, Paddack, Luis Castillo
    B. Corey Seager, Bieber, Maeda

    The team that currently has Tatis also has Wander waiting in the minors and Semien at UT. Is Bieber enough to move Tatis? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      Side A for me

  21. c says:
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    Thanks for everything you do, Grey. You make “post parent teacher conference drinking” even more fun.

    I think Murphy has a bit more power than 17 HR. I think he breaks out and turns into a top-5 catcher for the next 3-4 years. He’s no Realmuto, but he’s no schmuck, either.

    With that said, how high on you on Contreras in Hotlanta? He’s got the tools and it looks as though he’s passed Jackson as the clear #2 for the Bravos. Worth an investment long-term?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem

      I would invest in a catcher long term…If you invested in Contreras in Chicago four years ago, did you ever see your return?

      • c says:
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        touche!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Voila!

  22. Dr Sauce says:
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    Is there a round in a draft where you would consider pulling the trigger on Realmuto? Like if he were sitting out there in the 7th or 8th round does he become draftable? Asking for a friend ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t draft Realmuto

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Understood, however at the risk of getting ‘Jerry Tomatoes’ thrown at me a quick question. Partially playing devil’s advocate but also trying to understand. Using your projections:
        Brandon Lowe (ranked 66 overall) – .258/77/29/83/8
        Jt (ranked 87 but would not draft) – .272/87/24/81/6
        The projections are close but if strictly looking at numbers JT gets the slight edge. In addition, later in the draft I can grab a Dylan Moore, Nick Solak, Gavin Lux, Ty France, Brandan Rodgers etc that may, depending on situation, offer similar (admittedly riskier) production as Lowe. In comparison, late round catchers don’t offer anywhere close to the level of production as JT.

        • Dr Sauce says:
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          Doh … steals projections should be flipped. JT (8) and Lowe (6).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think Lowe has more upside, and JT has nothing but downside..Plus, he has a hand injury, bleh

  23. sweetlou says:
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    Trying to take your advice and move Cole in a 12-team, QS/OPS keeper league (AVG isn’t a category). After shopping around a bit, was wondering which bat you’d most want to pursue both for this year and moving forward: Machado, Bogaerts, Devers or none of the above? I know you have Machado ahead in redraft rankings but I have sort of a hard time trusting long-term, and since my only real source of steals among my current keepers is Lindor the speed iffiness of those three guys has me worried about their upside — if the 10-15 steals become 5 there’s just not that much difference between that and, say, Conforto or someone. Appreciate the help!

  24. thekid2004 says:
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    Hey Grey – Keeper league question 8×8 OBP/QS league
    Which of these do you keep? 15% annual inflation
    – Moncada $19
    – Dylan Carlson $1
    – Luis Severino $4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  25. Drew says:
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    Trade either Kiriloff or Dylan Carlson for Bohm? 16-team OPS keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiriloff

  26. swaggerjackers says:
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    Carrasco elbow soreness. Time to cross that name off the board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bye bye Carrasco

  27. Coors Canaveral says:
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    12-team, 5 X 5, rotisserie.

    !B – Olson
    2B – Marte
    SS – T Anderson
    MI – Swanson
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Grisham
    OF – L Gurriel

    SP – Giolito
    SP – Ryu

    Too early to draft Dylan Moore?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too early

  28. Paul says:
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    I’m in a 12 team categories league on yahoo. Everyone typically waits in catchers. If only one or two catchers are taken in the top 175, would you draft one of the top guys at that point or wait until the last round? Where would you look to draft kiner falefa in this type of league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I draft a catcher usually sometime after 200th overall — Kiner-Falefa is around 180-200

  29. OaktownSteve says:
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    Heya Albright. Sounds like the Carrasco thing is being down played. I hate the spring injury watch.

    Question on RazzSlam. How is Ohtani handled?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani is SP/UTIL

      It sucks so bad on Carrasco, I drafted him everywhere

      • OktownSteve says:
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        Can he score in both a pitching and hitting slot in the same week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…don’t think so…tbh, don’t know

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Can Ohtani score as both a hitter and pitcher in one week?

  30. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Keepers! Choose 3:

    Soto – Round 11 (duh)
    K. Marte – Round 22
    Josh Hader – Round 8
    Flaherty – Round 10
    Berrios – Round 4
    Strasburg – Round 3
    Wheeler – Round 4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto, Marte, Flaherty

  31. herschel says:
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    @Grey: two keep league. keeping acuna in round 4 and have one keeper remaining. who do you like?

    yordan – round 7
    tucker – round 17
    k lewis – round 23

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in light of the CC news, barring him being described as 100% healthy, I assume you wouldn’t want to keep him for $12, right? If that’s the case, a couple questions:

    1. Instead of Carrasco, I could keep a $4 Lewis, $4 Solak, or $6 Moore, $5 Tapia, $6 Gausman. Any favorite … lewis?

    2. I could trade my $10 Eloy to get a $12 Albies + $14 Gallen (and Gallen would be that final keeper). Do you like that swap or would you still want Eloy there?

    3. I could trade my $4 Giolito to get a $20 Bauer + choice of [probably] $7 Urias, $8 Lowe, $12 Torres, $9 Suarez. Still want Giolito there? Do you like this return over Albies/Gallen?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis — Albies/Gallen sounds decent… Bauer/Lowe sounds nice

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Would you keep that [Giolito/Eloy] + Lewis pairing (option 1), or make one of those trades if you could and let Lewis go to free agency?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do one of the trades

  33. omar says:
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    1. Love the idea of the SBs for IKF, but is his value totally squashed in an OPS league?

    2. 6×5 (standard + OPS). Can keep drafted players for 2 yrs – thru 2022. If none of the big 5 (Acuna, Soto, Trout, Betts, FTJ) fall to me at pick# 6, who would you rather roster for the next 2 years in this league setting?
    Bellinger, Turner, Jo-Ram?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, no catchers are gonna be that great in OPS, right? 2. Cody

  34. OaktownSteve says:
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    Just caught some of Patino’s start for Tampa. The fastball is very straight. Guys were on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he gonna be in rotation?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        I hope so!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Trevor Larnach In rd 43 is a steal! Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Shhh

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh my God, Oaktown, you only have 5 OFs, what are you doing man?

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              why do i hate this team?

              Soto
              Lindor
              Buehler
              Yordan
              Woodruff
              Bohm
              Biggio
              Hayes
              Diaz
              Lewis
              Verdugo

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yo, I have Carrasco on every team and you talk about hating?!

                • FrankGrimes says:
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                  UGH

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    It’s killin me, Grimes!

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      I feel bad for cookie but worse for you…
                      maybe its nothing haha – eye roll emoji

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahahaha, ugh, kill me

  35. David says:
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    15 team keeper league roto with standard categories with addition of 2n, triples, walks and k (negative)categories for hitters. Which side: Azorena, Mondedi, M. Gore and Bummer or Bichette, Eloy and A. Garrett? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  36. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. which combo do you like better?

    story/abreu
    bellinger/mondesi

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  37. Rhodyballer says:
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    Does your catcher drafting philosophy change much (or at all) for theme dreaded 2-catcher leagues? Also using 20-game eligibility so pretty thin pickings…

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not really…I draft a catcher in the 225-250 range then another one that hopefully starts

  38. Ended up with Stassi(24) and F. Mejia(29) – hope Mejia’s bat gets him PT
    meh, C-SUCK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me!

  39. CAGNOF!

    I’mma probably end up with that King-Falafel dude. Or not, I DGAF.

    I clicked on this half expecting a “404 Page Not Found” – rofl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, catchers sleepers — 404 error!

  40. Coco Crisp says:
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    Dynasty trade offer: it’s a roto league. Myles Straw for Orelvis Martinez, Jorge Alcala , Austin Adams, and Corbin Martin. If you know prospects, what do you think of Orelvis and Corbin? Do you do this trade or not? 15 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is no brainer, send Straw for them

      • Coco Crisp says:
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        Appreciate it Grey! You da man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. KillerB says:
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    @grey Yelich / Semien for Machado / Lamet – which side do you like?

  42. Craig says:
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    As a Jays fan I like Jansen. He had some awful babip luck last year. He’s bound to be better this year, but ignoring Kirk is a mistake.

    Kirk is a hitting prodigy. He hasn’t struck out in spring training this year. The kid never strikes out! He lost a ton of weight and he’s going to make the club out of spring training. He’s likely to split time with Jansen evenly this year. The Jays are playing 2 goalies this year….oops wrong sport. Don’t be surprised if Kirk is playing the majority of games for the Jays in the second half.

  43. molina bros bbq says:
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    “Sails around the world” LOL

    Not sure why that struck me as so funny but I laughed my ass off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

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