Love that Oneil Cruz ended the year with the Pirates. Maybe this is a banana in the ol’ tailpipe. Or rather a banana in the booty hole. Booty as in treasure stolen by Pirates and put in a “hole” in a lower deck–Ya know what? No need to explain, everyone says booty hole with only one thing in mind. A pirate ship’s lower deck for treasure, where the peg boys hang out. So, maybe this banana in the booty hole will come back to haunt me like a ghost ship that has lots of booties with bananas, but my expectations have been raised by him being promoted in the final weekend of last season, whether that’s good or not, we shall see. Break camp, not wind when the booty hole and bananas are on the line, as I always say. Any hoo! Here’s a fun one to watch:

Oneil Cruz had no business hitting that ball out. What’s that, a flip of the wrist in one of baseball’s worst parks? He’s a shortstop with 80-grade power? Oh…*climbs up a stack of phone books until one reaches the moon*…kay. So, what can we expect from Oneil Cruz for 2021 fantasy baseball?

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The post season is in full swing and that means it’s time to reflect on what we just saw. We took a look at the MVPs last week but now it’s time to check in on the top scorers and see how they looked in the preseason. Yep, this will be fun and there’s no possible way that I could have gotten anything wrong. We’ll be going off of ESPN standard scoring for the purposes of this reflection since that’s the format I am most familiar with and that the format I used for my preseason rankings. Most importantly, we’ll be bringing pitchers back into the mix this time around. So here we go, I present the top 10 players in points leagues for the 2021 season.

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Start the drum roll!  Twenty-Six weeks down and now we have 26 more until the start of next year’s fantasy baseball season.  It’s perfect symmetry because fantasy baseball is the perfect fantasy sport.  But, before we turn our eyes to next season we first have to recap this past season and with that, our overall Razzball Commenter Leagues Champion…Milo The Cat!  Congratulations to Milo for sneaking past FFB in the final week!  This makes two seasons now where FFB has led the pack down the stretch only to lose the overall lead in the final week, this time, slipping to third.  Milo is no slouch though, they have played in Night of the Living Zombinos, one of our toughest legacy leagues, (and a $100 league) since 2016 and finally take the league down.  They finished in third last season and hit 36th overall in the Master Standings, but this year is obviously much sweeter.  I’m always partial to our legacy leagues and love seeing an overall winner come out of one of them.  This year, it’s the entire top three!  That high LCI can be a blessing and a curse as FFB has found out, and I’ll get more into that later.  Milo had just 0.5 more league points than FFB, but that was enough combined with the better pitching to earn more Master Points and take the lead, topping Stl Squat Cobblers who rode a runaway ECFBL victory to second overall.  It was a bit of a down year for ECFBL, with just a 106 LCI, had that been a little higher the Cobblers may have won the title.  Milo The Cat really rakes it in, winning themselves a $250 Best Buy gift card!  More importantly, though, they get a Razzball T-Shirt and RCL glory.  Who can put a price on that?  Oh, it’s $25, well then, moving on.  If you catch Milo popping into this post, be sure to heap on the praise and congratulations.  They fended off some very tough competitors this year to claim the RCL crown.  This is Milo’s moment though, so hopefully they pop in, take a bow and soak it up, they earned it.  

Here’s what else happened this year and this final week of the RCLs:

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Here we are, the last full slate of the season. First off, it’s been a pleasure to represent Razzball on Sunday FanDuel picks, and thank you for taking the time to give these educated dart throws a look. There’s always the chance a player will sit out or a pitcher will only go a couple of innings on the final day and I’m trying to avoid any questionable plays. SP Chris Sale $9800 will look to lead the Sox in a must-win game and shouldn’t be holding anything back against the Nationals. Sale has put up solid numbers in his eight appearances, pitching to the tune of a 2.90 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. As for hitting, feel free to plug in just about any Toronto bat that is starting today against Baltimore.

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This week we spend time in the infield examining another group of fantasy MVPs from the 2021 baseball season.  We will spend our time going up to the middle with the second basemen, shortstops, and the beer-league middle infielder position.  Heading into the season, the shortstops dominated the draft board ripe with young talent and guys like Tatis and Bichette.  Unfortunately, we saw plenty of duds with the Mondesi and LeMahieu hype trains derailing all too quickly.  Down the board, there are always values to bring home the trophies, so let the debates begin with the 2021 Fantasy MVP Middle Infielders!

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It’s almost hard to believe that the season is wrapping up but here we are. Since there’s no next week to pick up players for it’s time to look back on the season. We’ll get into position groups later but here are some guys who outperformed their draft position going into the season. You won’t find guys like Juan Soto here. Yes, he was great after a sluggish start but he was a top five pick. We want the league winners, the draft day values. So here are some guys who stood out to me.

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Athletics starter Sean Manaea ($9,200) has been solid this year with a 3.70 FIP and exceeded expectations with a 25.8% K-rate. Normally he would be a starter to avoid when facing the Astros, but Houston just clinched the division last night. They’re probably going to use their “hangover lineup” tonight, meaning most of their starters will rest. Therefore, Manaea may fall off the radar for many of your opponents who automatically fade him against the Astros. The biggest edge on tonight’s slate is identifying which teams are still in the hunt and which ones will be phoning it in with nothing on the line to play for.

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We’ve come to the final Thursday of the regular season and not every race for the postseason has been decided. That’s good news for us because teams who still have something to play for will be sending out their best. The downside of that is that you’ll have to pay up for guys such as Bo Bichette, (SS: $3,800) He’s pricey but oh boy has Bo turned into a fantasy stud this season. You love to see a guy that can hit near .300, approach 30 dongs, and swipe 20 bags. He does it all and that means monster point potential. Fire him up today with full confidence.

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Happy hump day everyone! I can’t believe is the last of the regular season, 6 months just flew by. A large chunk of teams have started resting players. We’ve seen plenty of guys go on the IL over the last couple days as well. Teams you should be safe to pick from include Yankees, Mariners, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants, Phillies, Braves, and Astros. It’s okay to go elsewhere but look at game logs and lineups to see how their respective teams are managing them.

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There were no snazzy or slick puns I could think of for Kyle Tucker (I mean, Tucker, I don’t even know her!)… see what I mean? But, I had thought about the “general idea” of Kyle Tucker and have come to the resounding conclusion that yes, he is a baseball player. Expert analysis at your finger tips, we are in the future. But let me expand! As the title kinda-sorta already spoiled, I just don’t think Kyle Tucker is a baseball player, but also carries the potential to build upon this season and provide second-rounder value. Want to know why? Follow me! I mean, it’s not literally following me, that’s kind of creepy, just, you know, press that button below. I can see how confusing it can be…

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I don’t know about you but it has been an interesting season to say the least. It’s been a lot of fun writing these posts here for you on Monday morning for the day’s slates and I hope you were able to plug in a few players that helped you take down a slate or two or played a pitcher you were on the fence that got you to the money in the end. The Monday slates are a little different in that they are usually a little lighter on the games played but that sometimes was really useful in finding some of the hidden gems that were out there as you really had to dig a little deeper into some of the lineups. Well no different here as we only have 5 games to choose from 3 on an early slate and 2 on a late slate so I’ll give you some players for both slates today and a pitcher for each of them. The pitcher I will focus on for the late slate is Chris Flexen ($8,600).  Chris has really had an outstanding season for the Mariners and coming out of training camp this year there were some doubts he would actually stick in the rotation the whole season but that’s exactly what he has done. This will be Flexen’s 30th start of the season and looking back at his starts he only has had a couple of starts where he didn’t go at least 5 innings. He has been very consistent limits hard contact and doesn’t walk anybody which limits the runs he gives up. The knock on Flexen in fantasy is he doesn’t strike out enough hitters but against these same Athletics he will face today. In his last start, he struck out 8 A’s in 7 INN of work and got the win and you will definitely be happy with that today. I would start him with confidence especially on this slate.

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Yes, I’m a Baz-leiver, and I couldn’t leave him if I tried. OK, I’m dating myself with a reference to a Monkey’s song but this guy IS the real deal. SP Shane Baz, $6900, gets the Marlins at home and this is TOO good to pass on.  While taking on a fearsome Toronto lineup in his first-ever MLB start, Baz captured the win and struck out five and walked none over five innings, with the only base runners he allowed on the night coming on a pair of solo home runs.

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