Been saying for the last four months it’s crazy anyone would draft Chris Sale this year. Or maybe it was just so brazen, like a guy wearing no helmet on a motorcycle in the rain. You got cantaloupes in your pants, you absolute loon! It was like somehow everyone forgot the narrative all of last year was he lost his velocity and his elbow was bothering him. Like a coconut hit their head and they woke up thinking they were Ginger from Gilligan’s Island and that Sale would stay healthy. Alas, you fruit loops, he will start the year on the IL as he heads for an MRI on his elbow. Next stop will be a lost season for him. The people drafting Sale early on, even with a discount, well, I’ve never seen people convince themselves of nonsense like I see in fantasy sports. “He’ll be fine! It was just the flu! His elbow is feeling great! Great, I tell you!” Use some common sense! You kinda deserve to lose if you drafted Sale in any leagues. Everyone saying things like, “Oh, you’re a doctor now, I guess. You saw this coming, I imagine.” Don’t guess, Goofy McGoofstein! I was pre-med for two months of my freshman year in college! Also, it doesn’t take a doctor to know if a guy missed time due to an arm injury last year, showed up to camp after refusing surgery on his arm, you should avoid him. If only I could’ve placed a bet on whether or not anyone drafting Sale in the first few weeks of drafts would regret it. Damn, I would’ve been a billionaire (assuming I could bet a billionaire dollars and had even odds, but I technically would’ve only made that bet if I were a billionaire already). While singing Happy Birthday twice, I’ve washed my hands of Chris Sale. He’s temporarily ranked in the top 40 starters, but I wouldn’t draft him anywhere (as I wouldn’t have before this), and the next step I imagine will be crossing him out of the top 500 for 2020 fantasy baseball. Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Brandon Nimmo – Went to see the team cardiologist, and they suggested additional tests, then he turned out to be okay. Going to see a Mets doctor for a heart problem sounds like something that was outlawed in the Geneva Convention. “Waterboarding will not be used for interrogations by all participating countries, and Mr. Met can f*** all the way off.” I haven’t moved him in my rankings, you can find Nimmo in top 100 outfielders.

J.D. Davis – His left shoulder injury showed no new structural damage. The Mets said, “Only the damage that was already there.” Hilarious, the Mets said the quiet part out loud. Nothing abnormal here, except all the stuff we didn’t tell you about before that is totally not normal. I’m scared now with Davis, but haven’t moved him in my rankings. I’ve drafted him already, so trying to stay positive. There’s no new bad stuff, only past bad stuff. Hehe, whee! Mets!

Giancarlo Stanton – Diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain. For those who didn’t “pre-med” their way through the 1st semester of their freshman year of college. In the 1st grade, there’s a fish bowl in the back of the room, and kids have a nap time, therefore Giancarlo’s calf sleeps with the fishes. I swore off Giancarlo this year, but then I got stuck with him in one AL-Only league, and decided he was a decent gamble in a Best Ball-style league, so drafted him in my RazzSlam league, too. Never again with this freakin’ adorkable lug while drafting him everywhere! So much machismo, so little health. I won’t draft him anymore, but I can’t stop myself! His thighs are beautiful! Yankees are saying he could be back for Opening Day. I just got a headache from an eye roll. I love you, Giancarlo, now stop getting injured! As for his spot in my rankings, I haven’t moved him because I said I wasn’t drafting him (even though I’ve now drafted him twice), so nothing’s really changed. (His price is really crazy cheap, especially for Best Ball-style leagues, where you have, like, 12 guys on your bench.) Okay, one last point, I don’t believe in a hitters’ curse for injuries as much as I do for pitchers. Drafting pitchers without a clean bill of health on their arm is nuts; hitters at the right price start to interest me. Another one that is confounding to me is Max Scherzer. Do people forget he struggled to even pitch in the playoffs?

Aaron Judge – Will miss the start of the year. Whatever positives Judge has from being a giant it’s also hurting his ability to stay healthy. I wonder if he has the same thing as Andre the Giant. Guess on the bright side we might get a feature film with him co-starring Billy Crystal. “He used to drink 45 kegs of College Inn chicken broth during dinner.” That’s Billy Crystal on the DVD extras about Aaron Judge. Anyway, yeah, I’m now out on Judge, and have moved him down into my top 40 outfielders and adjusted his projections.

Blake Snell – Cortisone shot in his left elbow. Awesome! He says he won’t be ready for Opening Day. Superb! So glad everyone fights me on drafting a top starter early. Enjoy your Snell pick, early drafters. But I think you’re…Gonna get shot down cuz your over-Snellous! I’ve docked him 20 innings, and I wouldn’t draft him in any league, moving him down in my top 20 starters.

Jimmy Nelson – Dealing with lower body discomfort. WebMD calls that “a problem in the junkyard.” Haven’t moved him in my top 100 starters, but also not drafting him.

Griffin Canning – Went for an MRI on his elbow. Welp, goodbye. Slanted text slowly scrolling away from us over a black background, “Stay far, far away.” Glad I didn’t write a sleeper post for Canning, even though I 100% did, but didn’t publish it, only to post it in his rankings’ blurb. Semantics, perhaps, but semantics aren’t just crabs you get from wearing your friend’s gotchies! Canning is now down in the top 100 starters, way down from where he was. It doesn’t matter to me that the Angels said his elbow MRI had normal wear and tear. An elbow MRI that says “normal wear and tear” is like a real estate listing mentioning how a place needs “decorative touches.” Yeah, that house is missing a front door.

Stephen Piscotty – His left intercostal is worse than expected and Opening Day is in jeopardy. A’s do spring in Arizona and the intercostal runs along Florida, but his fears don’t sound misplaced. Possibly a pun, possibly not. Your call! I wasn’t drafting Piscotty in my top 100 outfielders and am high on Seth Brown.

A.J. Puk – Shut down with a mild shoulder strain. A mild shoulder strain for a pitcher is like being a little bit dead. Puk meet puke; puke meet Puk.

Andrew McCutchen – Won’t be ready for Opening Day. They don’t call him McClutchin-His-Knee for nothing (or to his face). Him not being ready for Opening Day was baked into his price, so I’m not moving him in my top 60 outfielders.  *Beavis laugh* I said ‘baked.’  I did cut 50 ABs off his projections, though.

Aristides Aquino – As my Italian grandmother would say, sadness is a bruised Jersey tomato. Aristides Aquino is a bruised Jersey tomato. If we’re reading the writing on the wall, and we should be, he’s not only not starting for the Reds, he’s not making the Opening Day roster. Triple negatives be damned! It would be careless of me to tell you to draft him anywhere in the top 300, so I’ve moved him down into my top 100 outfielders and top 500 overall.

Emmanuel Clase – Will miss 8-12 weeks with a strained upper back. No way am I now paying $12/month to Cinemax to see an injured Emmanuel.

Jose Bautista – Hopes to return as a two-way player. His last year as a hitter was 2018, and he hit .203. Now he wants to return as a hitter and pitcher. Rougned Odor did him worse than Joe Frazier did Muhammad Ali.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic report!

    a. I have something in common with JD Davis! My shoulder injury also doesn’t show structural damage, though mine comes from a lack of activity and his comes from too much activity? Wow, I was also pre-med. I switched to something more make-able my sophomore year. I was on par for some tests with guys who are now doctors but it doesn’t make me an expert. Also, I passed anatomy but barely still and regrettably I know about the Islets of Langerhans, really useful in real life.

    b. Big Al Yankovic should do a re-make of his hit ‘I lost on Jeopardy’ starring Piscotty saying ‘Piscotty knew his season was on jeopardy.’ Okay, ‘in jeopardy’, semantics Nazi!

    c. Haha on Joey Bats as he was called in Toronto (’cause Canadians love Labatts and he really played up to their need for Labatts). But, but, but, he’s throwing a 94-MPH heater, that’s faster than Greinke or Yummymoto! Surely that’s worth something? Problem is (amongst others), is that pitch effective. I hit a virtual homerun off a 97-MPH Heathcliff Slocumb (gr8 name) fastball. It was hit on a rope, pulled just inside the foul pole. So, yeah Joey Bats’ 94-MPH should be very useful. I also worked at Safeway in the 1980s where I heard ‘clean up on aisle 4, bring the mop and bucket’ so yeah Joey Bats can come in in the 9th with his team down by ten runs to mop up, but he better bring his own mop and bucket.

    d. MLB quote of the day for June 7, 1964

    ‘Just remember, if you ream me, I got the last ream.’

    Henry Albert ‘Hank’ Bauer

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Coolwhip

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      bahaha… nice quote.

      Joey Bats pitching would be hilarious. and more hilarious, what he would do if Odor came up against him. plunk, mound charge, and then another plunk. lol.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d like to see this

        • baby seal says:
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          my body is ready

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Actually, it does make you an expert, stop selling yourself short!

      B. Haha

      C.Poor misguided Joey Bats

      D. Nice!

  2. Snacks Zillion says:
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    RCL draft tonight, I am 3rd so will probably have to choose between Yelich/Mookie/Cole. I like Yelich and Mookie but am concerned with Yelich’s health. Would you guys pass on him for Mookie in LA?! As always, thank you!!

    • Bitter Beerface says:
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      Nope. Try to remember the following mnemonic devices when picking 1st-3rd overall: Your Angry Twin, or Turmerics Are Yellow, or maybe Anise Tastes Yucky…those are the only three picks at the top. I couldn’t remember Michael Trout’s name one year and picked Tim Salmon first overall by accident! My league got a good laugh out of that and told me I was too drunk to draft, which was probably true…

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Tim Salmon ……..nice

        Never draft a pitcher 1st round.

    • Cram It says:
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      Bro, I say this with love, but if you’re considering Cole, you’ve learned nothing from Grey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        I’ve learned nothing over the years and still wouldn’t consider Cole!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey!

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        I hear you Cram, Definitely waiting on pitchers.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Is Acuña not in your player pool??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        What’s up DT ! Picking 3rd, I assumed he would be gone but if he is still there, it’s Tilldaddy time!!

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thank you Fantasy Master Lothario!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course, Snacks

  3. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    I was all set on my keepers in a 12 team H2H league with OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W, but then Snell had to go get a cortisone shot…

    Plan on keeping
    Trout – 1st rd – last year
    Acuna – 10 rd – last year
    Mondesi – 15 rd – last year

    Was going to keep Snell, who would be kept in 16th rd in his last year of eligibility, thoughts on switching that to either Paddack in the 14th rd with 2 years of eligibility left, Sonny Gray in the 18th rd with 2 years of eligibility left, or Bo Bichette in the 13th rd with 2 years of eligibility left. Leaning switching to Paddack.

    Thanks!

    • Rocky Roads says:
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      Always go for the hitter… Bichette for me.

    • Cram It says:
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      I actually like Paddack in H2H

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Bichette for me but can’t go wrong with Paddack either

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Im on Paddack side.

    • Grey

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      Bichette, but don’t think you can go wrong

    • baby seal says:
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      Let me be real w/ you since everyone is so positive here.

      You can go wrong, as you already saw, so don’t mess it up. ;)

      Definitely Paddack, you have plenty of speed and OBP already (and a SS to boot!). Paddack should be great for QS.

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Thanks everyone!

        • baby seal says:
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          Haha, was kidding a bit FYI

          And I would consider Bichette over Mondesi. More balanced and less injury risk.

          Mondesi can win you a category each week, but he may not be there when the playoffs come around for ya…

  4. whitt23 says:
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    In a 6×6 keeper league with 3 minor league spots. How do we rank these guys: Kevin Cron, Brandon McKay, Adrian Morejon, Triston McKenzie, Andrew Vaughn, Jake Fraley.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Vaughn>>>McKay>Fraley>>Cron>>>Morejon>McKenzie

      -Vaughn is the best asset here by far
      -McKay has some shoulder issue which could be problematic, but his pitching was elite in the minors
      -Fraley actually might come out of ST with a job because Hangier is hurt and could put up Pham like numbers with a full season
      -Cron has no path to playing time, but if he did, he could easily bang out 30 bombs
      -Morejon isn’t an elite talent, he has looked really good at times this spring however and should be pitching MLB innings all year
      -McKenzie needs a huge show me year in 2020 to stay relevant as a prospect imo

      • whitt23 says:
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        Thanks. Appreciate the feedback.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Slappy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Slap

  5. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Geez, Severino now Sale and possibly Snell! Why can’t these fools wait until late-March to reveal (potentially) season-ending injuries?! After all the suckas have drafted them!!! I recently made my DND list and I just said, Screw it! All pitchers with surnames starting with ‘S’ are off-limits!

    • Grey

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      Agreed, so frustrating

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Man, I forget how awesome these ST/daily notes are!

    Thanks for your trade help yesterday re the team looking to get my $34 Scherzer. I held out and managed to get a $4 Giolito! (His prior offers were 3 woodruff or 9 Robles).

    With Bieber/Giolito as your top 2, is lamet/ryu/gallen the sort of tier you’re targeting for sp3?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nice deal! That tier seems right.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! My trade partner had a great night. Although I’m super happy with the return (and think I probably won this trade), he simultaneously swung a deal for Trout ($27) giving up only $11 Gleyber, $5 Josh Bell, $3 Woodruff. Nothing wrong with any of those guys for sure, but definitely light for Trout…

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Nice trade… Yeah, Lamet-ish

  7. LOLmets says:
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    You have been very right about the starters. It’s just not worth investing in one too early becasue half of them get hurt. I think Scherzer is a lock to miss starts this season.

    Even without the Nick Castellanos signing I said you were loco for having Aquino in your top 20 outfielders in January

    You doc any of those 534 at bats you projected JD Davis for yet or what ?

    Seth Brown and Mike Tuachman sexy late AL outfielders who should have everyday jobs to start the season and are going undrafted in almost every league.

    • Grey

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      Fair enough on Aquino

      Scherzer will miss at least 7 starts this year, people drafting him are also crazy

  8. The Great Knoche says:
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    You should have shared your Sale insight with DonkeyTeeth

    • Cram It says:
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      *hehe*

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I didn’t even want him, so dumb!

      Shoulda trusted my gut and went Robert…

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. What a horrible feeling. I feel for ya, but still, nanny nanny poo poo!

      • baby seal says:
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        What did Grey say about drafting Sale? He said to ask you. I’m assuming it was all cackles haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mostly cackles, was surprised he was asking tbh

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I asked him and Rudy what they thought of Sale there after I had already taken him…seemed really late to me at the time! Whoops!

          Grey said it was nice value but not for him.

          • baby seal says:
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            Haha, thanks DT! We can’t have nice things!

      • galica says:
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        DT!!

        Chin up and all my best to Donkey Breath.

        Remember just one thing: Successful and excellent entrepreneurs are measured not by how successful they were but by how they came back after the inevitable failure because all successful and excellent entrepreneurs have suffered failure.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, Donkey’s getting condolences already, big change from December’s draft!

          • Donkey Teeth

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            This sounds more like encouragement than condolences! Thanks, Ante!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

            • galica says:
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              DT!

              Encouragement for sure!

              I dropped Muncy in July of 2018, I dropped Alonso in April of 2019, I dropped Flaherty in July of 2019. We all suffer but it makes more resilient and that need for improvement with what’s out there even more keen.

              Cheers,
              Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funnily enough, DT asked me if I’d draft Sale and you can ask him what I said

      • Cram It says:
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        He better not have you on speed dial for every pick.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          It was after the pick, while I was wallowing in Luis Robert regret that I asked. Rudy liked the pick, I believe Grey said it was a nice value but not for him.

  9. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Considering the recent Snell news, what’s your thoughts on me keeping Jo Adell over him as my final keeper?? Both would be 10th rounders but can’t keep both. They would lose a round each year for subsequent years. My other 4 definite keepers are Lindor, Arenado, Trea, and Paddack.

    I have 9th overall pick in my snake with guys like Harper, Marte, Olson, Gleyber, Rizzo, Abreu available for my first two picks. I planned on going with two of those hitters like usual, but should I be considering a pitcher with one of my 2nd pick regardless of whether I keep Snell or not. Guys like Castillo, Stras and maybe Bieber would be available at time of my first pick, maybe second. I know the philosophy on taking pitchers late which I’m on board with but with keeper league it seems to change things slightly.

    Keepers are already Flaherty, degrom, Buehler, Verlander, Corbin, Darvish, Gallen, Glasnow, Giolito, Bauer and will be off the board and Cole will be done on first few picks. Bunch of offense also gone as well.

    Thanks for your thoughts

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Fine with keeping Adell there. Bieber in the first makes sense of that group.

    • Grey

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      Nah, I’d keep Sale

      Bieber is fine in keepers

      • G says:
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        It’s actually between Snell or Adell at 10th round value? Paddack is my other SP Keeper. Bieber or Castillo May be an option with my first or second round pick but wouldn’t be able to be kept.

        • Grey

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          Yuck

  10. zombie says:
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    Great early recap, Grey. Just cannot argue with a solid Emmanuel reference to get your point across. But as your long time internet friend and your own good, I’m telling you, stop drafting Giancarlo. You’re checking off all of the poor ownership/relationship boxes. Convinced yourself that nothing is wrong. That his overall performance will make you happy. You’re afraid of losing him to another. Afraid of being alone. Worried that you will not find better. AND holding onto past memories. Dude, snap out of it. Just lookin out for you here. Move on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, I’m done…He was staring at me in the 7th round yesterday and I didn’t take him — I’m learning!

  11. LOLmets says:
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    Just realized the Yankees still have 8 more years left on Stanton’s monster contract AFTER this year. OMG. That’s unspeakable. I will now stop speaking.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Jacoby Ellsbury… Yanks never learn.

      • Grey

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        Haha

      • baby seal says:
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        Hopefully they continue to not learn and get Arenado!

  12. Powdered Toast Man says:
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    Grey- NL only OPS keep forever league who do you like?
    Pham or Castellenos?
    Is it decorative house on House Hunters or Christina on the Coast?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends on needs but lean castellanos

    • Cram It says:
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      Castellanos for me

    • Grey

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      Agree with others

  13. Jacob Hartman says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for another one of your kick-ass analyses.

    Can you help me with a good, as in not crappy, dilemma?

    I am in a keeper league (8×8: BB, TB, OPS; IP, CG, QS, SV+H)

    Which 2 would you keep from the following:

    Lindor (2nd round)
    Villar (8th)
    Bieber (10th)
    Olson (13th)
    Paddack (14th)

    I was always thinking Lindor and Bieber, but you have really gotten my balls moist over Matt Olson.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Lindor, Bieber. Go for Olson in your draft.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with DT

        • Jacob Hartman says:
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          Thanks, Grey

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

      • Jacob Hartman says:
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        Thanks, DT

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Anytime

  14. terrible ted says:
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    Sounds like a 241 Snelbow Sale @ AL East’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  15. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I got my masters degree at College Inn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A fine school!

  16. ny swallows says:
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    ” I said I wasn’t drafting him (even though I’ve now drafted him twice), so nothing’s really changed.”
    Giancarlo is like the crazy hot girl you used to date that you can’t quit! haha!

    • Grey

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      I wish I could, but I can’t

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      Giancarlo “Jessica Simpson” Stanton … napalm to Grey

  17. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I thought i would miss the gabe kaplar quotes this year but Philly never fails to produce…

    Brett Brown

    [Golliver] Sixers’ Brett Brown after losing to both Clippers & Lakers in LA: “Sadistically, we love it. You want to figure out what life is like in the playoffs? Do what we just did. … That’s playoff intensity & we didn’t respond. We got stood up, bent over, we threw things away.”

    that is almost as good as Ray Rhodes “breaking into your house and sodomizing your wife speach”

    • Grey

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      HAHA

    • ozone ranger says:
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      Allen Iverson’s “Practice” press conference is up there.

  18. mcmi11ions says:
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    First draft done last night. 10 keepers in H2H, the only pitcher I held was Bieber. Each year I put to the test your wisdom saying you can make a dominant starting rotation while just waiting on pitching. So… here is my draft rounds 11-22

    Lance Lynn
    Jake Odorizzi
    Kenley Jansen
    Scott Kingery
    Brandon Workman
    Luke Weaver
    Nick Anderson
    Seth Lugo
    Jorge Alfaro
    Adrian Houser
    Yonny Chirinos
    Yoshi Tsutsugo

    I’m feeling pretty good! Thank you for the ranks.

    • Grey

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      That looks solid! Crazy how late Lynn and Odorizzi are going everywhere — and Workman, do people see his K/9 and being named a closer

      • Grey

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        And Houser! Love it!

      • baby seal says:
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        I feel like Workman keeps getting pushed up, no? He was a fine value before, but now I am just going a round earlier to get one of the other guys (like I did w/ Giles)

        As u know, his BB% is scary and I still have LeClerc nightmares to this day

        You gotta lock up Barnes as an insurance policy w/ him. He was a great waiver add last year, but that’ll be it for me. Give me Robles or Neris in that same range over him.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, thinking I have to take Barnes, who sucks

  19. Task Force says:
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    Hey Grey,
    6×6 (OPB & holds) Roto 5 keeper league, keepers are: Abru, Rendon, Lindor, Yordan, Stanton. I’m picking 7th (67th overall) out these players who should I go with?

    Strasburg, L Castillo, Blackmon, Albies, Springer, Giolito, Morton and E Jimenez

    Thanks in advance

    • Golf Knife says:
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      Albies if he’s there. He should replace one of your keepers in the future.

    • Grey

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      Hard to say without knowing depth of the league, but you better get an SP

      • Task Force says:
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        Sorry 12 team league. The top six that are probably going are:

        Ramirez, Arenado, Verlander, Secherzer, Judge and Blackmon (some guys already told me who they were going to take using the ESPN rankings… fools!!!)

        • Grey

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          Ha…I’d take an SP immediately if I were at 67th overall without an SP

  20. TrickRey says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Looks like I will be choosing between Trevor Story and Francisco Lindor for a H2H 5X5 OBP league. I know you have Story ranked higher in your non-OBP rankings, but Rudy has Lindor over Story in his OBP rankings.

    Just wondering if you would side with Lindor over Story for OBP league or if you’d stick with Story.

    Thanks for all your help!

    • Grey

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      I’d go Lindor

  21. Big Magoo

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    Jeez, it didn’t take long for Andrews to put an end to that Severino/Sale D&D game in his waiting room.

    15 team mixers are a completely different beast from the 12s. It’s easy to get spoiled when you’re used to coming out of the online 12s with a loaded squad, but suddenly you’re sitting there in the 11th round with 2 OFs, no 3B, MI, or CI, and 4 pitchers total, and guys like Puig and Sal Perez are near the top of the board. Only a few days away from checking notes to see if Alex Gordon is still alive.

    • Cram It says:
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      Despite how “slow” the draft is, it’s fascinating how quickly it goes from “my offense is stacked after 4 rounds, let’s draft some pitchers”, to “why are there no bats left to draft”?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Yup. I went offense in 5 of my first 6 picks, then followed with 3 pitchers in the next 4 rounds. Sat there agonizing over Willie Calhoun vs Nick Anderson in the 11th, knowing that whoever I passed on wouldn’t make it back to me in the 12th. Took Willie since the bats were drying up and I only had 2 OFs, and Anderson was gone two picks later. Such is life in the 15s.

        • Cram It says:
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          Especially being close to the turn, it’s at that point in the draft where I’ll be agonizing over every pick, wondering if the next man I want makes it back to me.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Just let me know who I can snag next.

            • Cram It says:
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              You’ll know when I know.

              • baby seal says:
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                Love this thread hahaha

                Also, there are 9 pitching slots! The back half of your rotation is garbage city

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                • Cram It says:
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                  Well then so is yours, because we both have 3 SPs,

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Didn’t mean you specifically, bro, just generally! It’s a wasteland down there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Agreed, I was just checking notes on Garrett Cooper for a 15-teamer

  22. LOLmets says:
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    The most Mets thing ever. Google JD Davis name. First 2 articles headlines, both from 2 days ago:

    “JD Davis ahead of schedule after shoulder injury”

    “JD Davis progressing, but no time table for return”

    Such a joke. First of all they say ahead of schedule on a shoulder injury when the Mets reported there was no new injury, it was always there… Second, how can you be ahead of schedule when you have no timetable? I love the Mets. At least the Yankees are honest about injuries. You seem optimistic on Stanton, feel like it’s already basicly being reported he will open the season on the disgraceful list. I’ll be shocked if Stanton gets 400 at bats. Compete lemon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, why do you hate JD Davis so much?

      • LOLmets says:
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        I think his defense is going to limit his playing time. I’d be all over him if the Mets had a DH

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair enough

  23. Golf Knife says:
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    Should I drop Yarbrough for Gausman? Is there that big of a difference? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  24. LOLmets says:
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    I don’t see what’s not to like about Mike Tauchman especiaply at his price ($0.00). Look what he did at the dish in barely half a season last year. Stanton and judge can’t stay on the field. And Andujar is really going to get a lot of starts in the outfield? I don’t see that happening. And the Yankees picked Tauchman over Frazier last year and he performed.

    People put too much stock on old prospect thing. He looked professional last season at the plate and his defesne is keeping him in the Yankee lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s solid, but the drawback is Stanton and Judge will (supposedly) return within a couple of weeks

      • LOLmets says:
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        Yeah… as you say to people drafting top starters- good luck with that. Stanton gets a strain he’s not coming back quickly, and as we saw last year is prone to setbacks (and then more setbacks, and then other random injuries) and Judge prolly needs to get arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder. I mean I wasn’t pre-med for 2 months but I did just smoke 2 pre-rolled’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, Judge may never play a full season again, sadly

  25. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I know you’re right on Stanton, but if he’s there in drafts for $15 or less, like he seems to be in some spots, he’s going to be real hard to lay off of! Good thing for that restraining order.

    • LOLmets says:
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      Just don’t draft him!!!

      (Insert meme of Michael Jordan)
      “Stop it. Get some help”

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        So true!

        Is Michael Jordan that actor from Space Jam?

        • LOLmets says:
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          Also minor league baseball player

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I haven’t been able to stop myself in some places

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        I’m just repeating the mantra: draft Franmil or Schwarber instead for less!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

  26. hitzone says:
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    1st year 15 team dynasty H2H points

    My carrasco/kepler for Stanton/sale/orelvis martinez(top 100 SS prospect)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  27. Mike says:
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    Keep 2:
    Morton $13
    Giolito: $5
    Corbin: $11

    Would you keep Eddie Rosario at $15?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito, Corbin

      Yes on Rosario

  28. Dude at Dudes says:
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    How concerning is Puk’s injury? Should I look to sell?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      They are saying no structural damage, but anytime you hear pitcher and shoulder you have to worry. They said the same thing about Manaea the first time he had an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is he’ll miss year

      • Dude at Dudes says:
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        You are the messiah Grey!..Stanton will get hurt (check), Clveinger (stay away), Snell (loose bodies). I traded all these guys and got good returns.

        Listen to this man people!

        Thanks for all your advice Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Now let’s get some titles!

      • Earl says:
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        Puk injury is making me Puke!

        I just drafted him but luckily it was only for like SP6 and then I just grabbed Caleb Smith to fill in for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  29. Chet says:
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    Hi. Is it worth holding Severino at $9 salary in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

  30. Ed says:
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    Where has snell said he won’t be ready for opening day? He has said he feels fine and should be back throwing soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marc Topkin, Rays beat writer, “Blake Snell (elbow) said Sunday that he is hopeful but isn’t sure whether he will be ready for the beginning of the season.”

      He isn’t sure, same diff…He’ll never be ready for OD in 3 weeks

  31. Adam says:
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    I’m having a hard time deciding on what prospect that I should be targeting in the draft, that would be a next super star/keeper. I’ve read the sites prospect page and did some research, just curious who really catches your eye.

    Thanks my man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wander

      • Adam says:
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        Do you think they will bring Wander up this year?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Julio Rodriguez

  32. Nolan says:
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    PICK 2

    15 team, 5×5 obp.

    Albies $15
    Semien $10
    McNeil $4

    I’m already keeping
    Bellinger $6
    Judge $9
    Eloy $3
    Snell $11

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, Semien

  33. Wass says:
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    Grey! Still reading but haven’t commented much, been busy haha Anyways, trade/keeper question.
    12 team, 5×5, $260 auction budget, keep forever with $5 inflation per year.

    1) Which side? Pham ($15) and Odorizzi ($5) or Mallex ($10) and LeMahieu ($5). I’d be getting Odorizzi side, can’t do better than Pham unfortunately.
    2) would you keep a $68 trout? With inflation I’d assume he’d go anywhere from $60-$65 in the draft but I’d struggle to afford keeping him.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you!

      1. Pham

      2. Yes

      • Wass says:
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        Thanks man! Glad baseball season is back!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Pro Se says:
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    I have Sale on a dynasty team where I’m competing this year. I also owned Severino on this team, and I gave someone Nico Hoerner to take him away. Now someone is offering me Zac Gallen for Victor Robles.

    Being down two pitchers, would you do it? Other outfielders on the roster are Acuna, Conforto, Starling Marte, Kyle Tucker, Joe Adell, and Julio Rodriguez, so I can probably afford to move him. But should I look for something better? Should I counter with Tucker? I like Gallen and am worried about Robles’s exit velos, but I can’t help think about the differences in their pedigrees and the rarity of steals. It’s also a 6×6 w/ OPS/QSs, so Robles’s .750 OPS does sting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  35. baby seal says:
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    *Insert Sponge Bob meme* “I’m GoInG fOr ThE oVeRaLl DrAfTiNg SaLe”

    DT has an uphill battle w/ Sale and Stanton on the squad. But at least he has Thor. *looks around* uhhhhhhhh, as they say in the world of crypto trading, thank you for your donation!

    *knocks on wood* I have 4 DC teams from the last ~45 days and no major injuries yet. Definitely some luck there. But, it’s almost as if prioritizing injury concern actually matters. Who would’ve thought?!

    On a more serious note, the SP landscape is getting super sketchy. I’m still happy w/ my guys, but now I worry the values are going to get squeezed. As I was trying to tell you the other day, waiting until the 4th (again, depending on slot), is really playing w/ fire in a 15 team. Holding my ground on that one.

    You would be so proud of this draft room. You should really start a cult. You have such a strong following!

    Gallo (adp in the 80s) went at 120, which is a bit goofy. We’re at pick 122 now. Grandal (adp 102) and Ohtani (111) still on the board. I think we should all agree to leave Ohtani for DT. It’s the least we can do.

    Correa went 115. Thank God, since I took Schwarber right after at 116 and didn’t have to make that decision. Finally got a share of Dough Boy. His swing looks improved this Spring and I needed that power / RBIs. (Take that, Cram It! I know you’re reading this.)

    Knoche “reached”on Franmil around 109, which was a bummer. Love, love, love. I still like that value but then Sano went a few picks later, and I didn’t want to get shut out on these big boppers. Especially with how hitting keeps getting pushed up in this draft.

    Some crazy man took Lourdes at 104. I’m not sure if he’s aware that steals are a category. He has all pitchers + Bregman and Devers.

    I’m not sure how many people in this room have done a DC before. The second half of this draft should be pretty wild. I’m betting it’ll be RP galore based on the RCL strategies I’ve seen posted here.

    In the time it took me to write this nonsense, my pick at 125 just came and went. Got my first share on Giles. This squad is looking juiiicyyyy!

    Oh, and I signed up for the RazzSlam Qualifier this morning. I wish it was that easy to sign up for the other one–then I wouldn’t have missed it!

    Nice news summary here. I really like these posts.

    You ever going to release that closer / holds chart? I know you have RPs ranked in your top 500, but c’mon! I’m thirsty for that content! The thirst is real.

    I’ve been off Snell ever since his command went to shit last year. The toe thing was whatever, I thought he would’ve recovered better, and he’s got *great* stuff. But I watched that outing @NYY where he only got 1 out and gave up 6ER w/ zero Ks. I always find it weird when people explain stuff away like that as “bad luck.” Uhm, no. That’s just bad.

    That’s what happens when Mr. Average comes out to play fantasy. Or people who draft Bundy every year in Camden bc “bad luck,” who I actually am OK taking a shot on this year at cost in LAA. But I digress. That’s not bad luck. That’s called bad control (and a shitty situation).

    Puk and Beede news are a bummer. Just came around on them, but no shares yet. Not sure what I’m doing there yet. Probably pass on Puk. He already had an IP limit. Beede elbow sounds like a no bueno. Basically, if Justin Mason likes a pitcher that you like, be wary of forthcoming injuries. They are inevitable with him. Ergo, stay away from Richards!

    McCutch, meet my friend Ageism. Fair warning, Ageism doesn’t like you.

    Joey Bats made the blurb!!! LOL

    Speaking of real estate, how’s that quarter inch kitchen move coming along???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kitchen is done finally, has moved roughly three inches to the left, but now Cougs wants to hire someone to put stuff in the drawers

      HAHA, DT’s doing some crypto drafting!

      Gallo that late is a steal, and I hate him — I love Franmil, don’t mind that reach — I’ll ping Rotowan about the closers chart — sucks on Puk and Beede I guess, but they weren’t on my radar really and were going so late

      • baby seal says:
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        Tell Cougs she’s getting too bougie! Straight from the seal’s mouth.

        God knows what DT is doing. I’m betting he starts swinging for the fences even more and gets like Buxton and what not. Ohtani went before his pick, so there goes that idea.

        Agree, Galo was a total steal that late. But would you rather Galo or Schwarber? That was a choice I had, and I’d do the same thing 100 times out of 100. Especially in a DC.

        No surprise, he went to the enigmatic team 1. Cole, Stras, S Marte, Robles, Robert, Cruz, Donaldson, Gallo, Gurriel. That is quite the squad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s out of control, I think she might have a problem

          I want Schwarber, easily

          DT, not getting Luis Robert has him sweating like Ted Striker

          • baby seal says:
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            That’s what you say when you know you have a problem and don’t want to admit it yet, hahaha

            Yay! Go Doughboy! (I’m learning this doesn’t mean what I think it means on UD…)

            I’m shocked he thought he could get Robert on the way back. That was like 20 picks away for him. Especially in this room, wasn’t going to happen. Or maybe he just said, F it (likely).

            He completely misread the room, I guess. Nola went at like 79 and Greinke ~84, as I said yesterday. I’m way off Nola, but not at that price.

            I honestly wonder where Sale would’ve went had he not taken him. I need to do my OC before this pitching landscape gets uber fked. Think I’m ready now. Thinking next week!

            And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have to google Ted Striker. Thank you for that haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah, major misread by Donkey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, how’s your DC team looking?

      • baby seal says:
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        DC going mucho bueno. Best yet. Thank you for convincing me to do it haha.

        It’s really an unfair advantage 1) having done a few of these already, and 2) drafting vs people who clearly have never done one ever. Not a lot has changed since we chatted yesterday.

        Bellinger, Bieber, Albies, Darvish, Moncada, Anderson, Montas, Schwarber, Giles

        Had another player in mind there, but I went for needs and more scarce guys. Dude still hasn’t been taken, so won’t mention him yet. Kinda doubt he makes it back, though.

        How is yours??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s great: Treat, Pete, Springer, Castillo, Vlad, Woodruff, Benintendi — solid core, middle to top of order bats — around pick 85 thru 105 is snoozeville, right?

          • baby seal says:
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            Oh yeah, getting Alonso everywhere! Love the conviction.

            Castillo in round 4 is grand larceny. Especially in this landscape. Forgot to mention he did the same in ours. No comprendo, amigo!

            DT chose Sale over Castillo, WTF! Now I *really* know why you won’t let him do the SP ranks again. (OK, I like Donkey, so no more piling on him haha)

            Vlad in the 5th? Jesus. They are just giving this one away to you.

            I don’t love Beni, but can’t argue with it. Bounceback is very reasonable. He could hit leadoff and have a great year if he flattens his swing out, as you’re hoping.

            You have a solid average to work with there. I’d go SP and one of the big boppers w/ your next two picks. Then a RP. Follow the ways of the seal!

            Watch out if you get Lynn and/or Stroman, then you should make sure to get at least 1 WHIP guy w/ Castillo already there.

            I would actually lean into pitching a bit. Your offense is legit and Castillo as an anchor means you could have a top staff, rather than your usual middle of the road w/ upside.

            That’s my 2 cent advice, Fantasy Master Lothario.

            • baby seal says:
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              Oh snap, I missed Woof before. Still would get a nice SP!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good points, don’t disagree, I like my base so far…Need to fill out the team

              • hot corner says:
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                Agree that this area of the draft is unexciting unless you really reach. Don’t know which pick was more boring – My McNeil or your Benintendi in this round. I was actually chooses between the two.

                Was actually hoping that Mercado came back to me, but with Grey Sleeper post out there it is not going to happen with this crowd.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I considered Mercado over Woodruff, knowing he wouldn’t make it back, but in this format, I wanted Woodruff

                  • hot corner says:
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                    I had Woodruff at the top of my queue so he wouldn’t have made it back to you either.

                    I have a decent core but light on speed so I will need to address that, but my AVG is good so I can take some guys with warts later on.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Love having Treat, feel like I don’t ever have to worry about SBs

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Treat + Alonso is a killer combo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love ’em, not sure why I’m the only one that seems to from my drafts

              • baby seal says:
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                Yeah, you know the player pool. Pitchers get super sketch after 200. We can find batter values much easier

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Exactly

                  • baby seal says:
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                    The guy I was looking at before was Rosario, still don’t have a share. Edman will do just fine, hopefully

                    Seager and Gallen also went just before, too bad. I want a Seager share at this price. Have never owned him, but this is such a good value

                    Now I have to decide if hitter or pitcher next… hmmmmm

              • baby seal says:
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                Also, no one will expect u to snap a couple pitchers. Zig zag, baby!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, I’m upfront with people…After top 50, all’s fair with SPs

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Yeah, I know, but people have their preconceived notions

  36. Dave D says:
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    Interestingly in the CHC vs. COL game yesterday, IanHapp and DavidDahl were both leading off. Happ reached all three PA’s. I’m already high on both players but this would really be something. Count me all in on these two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love to see it!

      • Dave D says:
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        Hunter D just hit a dong too. We really seem to be on the same page with a lot of this mid/late round bats. I love Dozier, Dahl, Kingery, Happ. I’m pretty high on Schwarber too and though 0-14 Aquino May disappoint initially in a deeper league I think he may be a tremendous value still as a post-300 ADP or $1 auction pick. I’m not out on him. He’s a decent gamble as a 7th or 8th OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Officially worried about Aquino, but same on the other ones — Very happy with multiple shares of those guys

  37. Nightpandas says:
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    Aah….Emmanuel flashback

  38. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6, last year of 3 year keeper. I just found out my $1 Lourdes Gurriel does not qualify at 2B in CBS…Who is my next best option? thanks Man.
    LaStella
    Arraez
    Wong
    Bewman
    Cano
    Odor
    S. Castro
    Chavis
    A.Cabrera
    Peraza
    Madrigal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  39. Jason says:
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    In a 12-team H2H keeper, I have Lindor, Devers, Bellinger, and Eloy. My next choice in the draft is between Machado and Meadows.

    Do I take Machado’s consistency and position flexibility and plug him in at my INF spot, or do I take Meadow’s potential and throw him in the OF and play Bellinger at either OF or INF? They are both so close in your rankings, I keep wavering between the two. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  40. 183414 says:
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    Drafted last night, and for the 1st time in a long time, am seriously concerned with my pitching. Seemed I kept just missing several starters who I targeted in the middle of the draft. 12 team on line championship.
    C) Grandal
    Vazquez
    1B) Bell
    2B) Edman
    SS) Anderson
    3B) Rendon
    OF) Yelich
    Pham
    Kepler
    Pederson
    JD Davis
    m.i) Newman
    c.i.) B. Anderson
    Util) Ohtani

    S.P.)Flaherty
    Giolito
    Darvish
    Musgrove
    Bassitt (assuming if Puk is hurting, he’ll be the 5th starter)
    Montgomery (if healthy, could stick as the 5th s.p. for the 1st 1/2 of the year)
    Keuchel
    Sheffield (dart)
    Ohtani (didn’t draft him for his pitching)

    R.P.’s) Chapman
    Anderson
    Kennedy

    Bench) Renfroe
    Peralta
    S. Castro
    Swanson
    Kiermaier

    Thought I needed s.b.’s, so I took Kiermaier in the 30th round. Have Mikolas, P.Lopez, K.Wright (if gets the starting gig), Anibel, Marco in order, lined up as free agents the 1st weekend. I don’t need Kiermaier, and can use another s.p. for wins & k’s.

    I think my hitting is fine, as is my closers, but biggest mistake was drafting Ohtani instead of Ray, as my k’s need help. Typically pitching is my strength, and hoping I can shore it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks fine up top if Musgrove is healthy, which he might not be… Your SP darts after Musgrove are a tad iffy

  41. Huffin Gas says:
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    It’s still pre-season but the SP blurbs are in mid-season form. This is just so damn entertaining.
    So far I haven’t touched an SP in at least the first four rounds of any of my drafts…and I’m sitting pretty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Yeah, just wait until 5th round

  42. Pells says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ended up with all your sleepers basically in my auction draft last night (by accident most of the time going off your tiers but feel great about the team).

    We have a franchise tag in my league which allows you to keep a player 5 years as opposed to the standard 3.

    Need the throw the tag on someone by tonight at midnight and struggling with decision – who you like the best over the next 5 years? If I drop them or they are traded they lose the tag.

    Lux – $5
    Kingery – $5
    Calhoun $10

    (10% inflation year after year)

    PS – Franchised a pitcher last year (Taillon) and will NEVER do that again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux

      • Pells says:
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        Thanks for the quick response. I was leaning that way as well.

        I have heard a lot of the “pundits” talking about how Lux gets his playing time this year…very shallow benches in this league so I can’t afford holding him if he is in minors.

        Do you see any minor league time for Lux? If not – how do you envision the Dodgers move their pieces around to get him every day ABs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I think Lux is up for good

  43. uncle ernie says:
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    Happy Wednesday. Choosing my last keeper in 8 team league. Either Dj LeMahieu $6. Laureano $6 or Donaldson $11. Not keeping Donaldson would mean I need to draft a 3 rd baseman. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Uncle Ernie, Laureano

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Hey sorry Grey I meant last 2 keepers from these 3. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not DJ

  44. dk says:
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    Keep or dump Judge at $20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In an AL-Only league?

  45. eballs says:
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    Got a scenario for you Grey, let’s say with your 1st two picks you take Story and Rendon for example (or any other combo of 2 infielders). The next round I’m Forsure targeting Springer. Let’s say he’s not available in the 3rd round. Would you then target someone like Eloy with that 3rd pick or is that aiming too high? Personally, I’m thinking continue to fill other positions with that 3rd pick then wait for Eloy in the 4th. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy’s fine there…I think in a 12-teamer you have to take an OF with your 3rd pick if you have 2 infielders

  46. costaricanchata says:
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    nice def. of “semantics” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, chata! Good to see you!

  47. Jr says:
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    In a dynasty league with obp, slg and walks as additional categories, how do you like this Trade?

    Give: Sano
    Get: darvish, Matt Manning

    That 50 homer potential in an obp/walks league changes sano’s value, but is it that big of a change?

    Would be able to keep Sano long term, darvish only 2-3 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Yu

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Jr says:
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    Just drafted in a 10 team 5 keeper league. Keepers were Acuna, trout, Bregman, Cole and flaherty.

    C: Garver
    1b muncy
    2b moose
    3b Donaldson
    Ss Bregman
    Of Acuna, trout, franmil
    Ut Sano
    Bn tucker, dejong, Riley

    Sp Cole, flaherty, giolito, Gray, odorizzi, Weaver, Paxton,
    Rp Yates, kimbrel

    I know my pitching is way better than you’d say I need, but I feel like my offense is still really good and full of guys you like. Thoughts on what I can improve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, your pitching is insane…I think you needs more hitting, but it’s a shallow league so you can find guys off waivers…I doubt Riley is worth owning, and prolly not DeJong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, was really hoping for some Yacht Rock

  49. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, trade question in H2H points league. Which side do you prefer: Betts/Noah/Moustakas/McCullers/Ian Happ or Arenado/Hader/Will Smith/Caleb Smith/Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith who? Prolly Betts side

  50. Fred says:
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    What keepers/rounds would you rather have going into this 2020 draft:

    Option 1 (Degrom rd 1, Bieber rd 5, Devers rd 7, Paddack rd 11, and G Torres rd 12)

    Option 2 (X Bogaerts rd 1, Bieber rd 5, Devers rd 7, Paddack rd 11, and Torres rd 12)

    Option 3 (G Springer Rd 2, Bieber rd 5, Devers rd 7, Paddack rd 11, and Torres rd 12)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

  51. 183414 says:
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    How would you rank Mikolas, P.Lopez, Anibel, Marco Gonzales, and K.Wright (assuming he wins the 5th s.p.) ? Thanks bro. Wanted to pick 1 up regardless, but may need 2 or 3 if Musgrove is not good for opening day, and/or if Sheffield starts the year in the minors.

  52. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod says:
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    In case people were waiting for a bug fix before downloading the 2020 Excel War Room (or missed seeing this year’s version go up), V2 was just posted to the site and can be downloaded at the link below…check it out, and have fun dominating your drafts!

    https://razzball.com/2020-fantasy-baseball-war-room/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  53. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve got an interesting keeper offer sent my way but I’m a little too close to the situation. Looking for some guidance here. I flipped Tatis last year in the preseason for a draft pick (before we got wind he’d break camp). That same owner is now offering me Tatis back, he was set to keep him but lost Sale today and is now scrambling for a pitcher. We keep 8 forever with no costs associated. It’s a 5×5 12 team keeper with no MI, CI and 2 UTIL slots.

    Current Keepers : Trea, Freeman, Bregman, Baez, JD Martinez, Alvarez, Bieber, Giolito.

    He’s offering me Tatis for Baez and Bauer (who I can’t keep but was planning on trying to redraft). I know you have Bregman as a schmo for this season but would you rather him over Baez in a keeper due to age and position eligibility?

    Im highly considering doing the deal for Tatis but I love me some Javy and traded Tatis last year for just a draft pick. Thoughts on the deal of Baez/Bauer for Tatis? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tatis

  54. Jeff Graup says:
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    u have a great grade on sonny gray #14 SP and the war room dings him what say you lothario?

    gray over gallen e rod n lamet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him way more than Rudy

      Yes

  55. BravesUK says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Full Dynasty – 14 teams of deep rosters. Avg plus OBPas categories.

    Give: Joey Gallo + David Price
    Get: Jose Ramirez

    ‘Yes’, ‘Sure’ or ‘Hold’

    Thanks…!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  56. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    keeping
    Meadows
    Yelich
    S Marte and Buehler
    10 team 7×7 pick the other two
    Clevinger
    Judge
    Robert
    obp league and QS

  57. Tbone says:
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    Which side?

    Alonzo/Schwarber/Giles/Doolittle for Matt Olson/Tatis Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

  58. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6, I need to drop one…..drop Lourdes Gurriel or Justin Turner?

  59. Llango1212 says:
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    Gray,
    In a dynasty league I trade Mookie Stripling 4 Moncada, Brandon Rodgers, and Soroka.
    Or trade Mookie Greinky 4 Chapman (oak), Hiura, and Bieber.
    What’s deal would you take if any?

  60. Jolt In Flow says:
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    Grey, thanks for the update. It already came in handy,

    I love these quickies with 10-ish players on them.

    Keep ‘em coming.

  61. Nathan says:
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    Just did my annual early draft for the heck of ADP the rest of my drafts will be super close to start of season but here it is:

    C- C. Vasquez
    1B- M. Olsen
    2B- K. Marte
    Ss- F. Lindor
    3B- R. Devers
    OF- E. Jimenez
    OF- J. Soler
    OF- David Peralta
    Utility- A. Mondesi
    Utility- E. Hosmer
    Bench- R. Braun
    Bench- W. Myers

    SP- T. Bauer
    SP- Z. Wheeler
    RP- H. Neris
    RP- J. Luzardo
    RP- H. Robles
    RP- I. Kennedy
    RP- J. Jimenez
    RP- W. Smith
    SP- J. Odorizzi
    SP- D. Kuechel
    RP- B. Kintzler

    Let me know what you think! I was really trying to get Frankie montas and Zac Gallen but I just missed out! I’ll be doing lots of SP streaming!

  62. Chris LaMotta says:
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    Hi Grey

    Thanks for all the great content.
    Question for you guys. I am in a 15 team auction league with 9 keepers per team. 7×6 Roto scoring. So regular 5×5 plus OBP and OPS for hitting and BAA for Pitching.
    So a lot of high end guys are kept for cheap which means any high end guys available go for a boat load of money.
    I am keeping
    Fernando Tatis $6
    Javy Baez $ 10
    Austin Meadows $11
    Kyle Tucker $6
    Mike Clevinger $15
    Yu Darvish $18

    Need 3 more (i listed in order of who I’m leaning towards)
    Carter Kieboom $1
    Dylan Carlson $1
    Rhys Hoskins $12
    Bryce Harper $53
    Alex Kiriloff $1
    Tarik Skibar $1
    Nick Senzel $11

    What 3 would you keep from there?

    Thanks a lot guys

  63. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Grey! Hope all is well, for some keeper advice…which 4 ?
    L.Robert($1)
    K.Hiura($4)
    O.Mercado($1)
    W.Calhoun($1)
    J.Bell($4)
    M.Moistasskiss($9)
    L.Weaver($6)
    Caleb Smith($4)

    i posted this in another thread where i thought i’d keep Bell but honestly i dont think i can stomach another season of Bell even @$4…i tried to flip him last yr to no avail, the league believes in him about as much as i do….anyway which 4 are you keeping?

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