I sat down Friday night and started watching Shark Tank for the first time. Wow, have I been missing out on a beautiful reality show. No B.S., I have been binge watching it all weekend. I know, I know, Grey has been pimping this reality masterpiece for years. Grey, you were right and I won’t doubt your reality lotharioness ever again. This show got me thinking about how I choose my creeper and how in some ways that I am the shark. I’m looking at numbers and schedules every week to buy the creeper. Based on the arguments in my head, I choose my player to invest in. Pretty easy. Now, what would you guys… and girls think of this new concept I thought of yesterday while chatting with Grey? Each week next season, instead of one contributor picking a creeper, we have several contributors each make one sell for a creeper? Take all those sells and combine them into one post and you peeps can decide what creeper you believe in. Just a thought.

This week, the 6% owned left-handed Chris Coghlan gets my Creeper blessing. In the fantasy world, Coghlan is a Schmotatican. He is a resident of Schmotatoland. Every now and then, he tricks people into thinking he is a citizen of Universallyrosteredville. But he isn’t, and that’s fine, use him like a lady of the night and kick him to the curb when you’re done. He opens the week at lefty friendly Great American Ballpark, facing four right-handers. I love the lefties in Cincy, and if you don’t, then you are cray-cray. Over at Rotogrinders ballpark factors, Cincy has the second best HR% for left handed hitters for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. We choose our creepers for two reasons, bags or dongs, and in one of his matchups, DeSclafani, he gets the 14th worst pitcher for giving up steals. Following the Cincy series, he goes back home for three against the Phillies. The Hitter-Tron loves his games against Billingsley and Gonzalez but it hates the Cole Hamels game. On the surface, I agree, but when I looked at his numbers vs. Cole, I found a guy he owns. In 26 AB’s against he has 2 HR’s and 5 total XBH’s. That is enough for me to think they might play him. I’m okay if they don’t, because the rest of the games are sexy enough for me. Before moving onto to frankencatcher, I wanted to give you guys a middle infidel option if you have no need for an OF. Eugenio Suarez (12.2%) gets three at home where he bats .375 and three on the road at Coors. No explanation needed for the Colorado series. Hit me up in the comments if either of these guys are gone in your league and we’ll find you another play.

Frankencatcher opens in Colorado with two options for the first half of the week. Wilin Rosario (14% owned) opens the week against 3 straight left handers. If he is gone then play Robinson Chirinos (2.0%) who is also at Coors to open the week. To close the week, I like Beef Wellington Castillo (5.2%). He has been hitting, is at hitter friendly home, and faces the Brewers who he is familiar with from his days with the Cubs.

The Top 100 Hitters, Week 16

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Paul Goldschmidt 1B AZ
2 Mike Trout OF LAA
3 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
4 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
5 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
6 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
7 Bryce Harper OF WAS
8 Manny Machado 3B BAL
9 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
10 J.D. Martinez OF DET
11 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
12 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
13 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
14 Jose Bautista OF TOR
15 Carlos Gomez OF MIL
16 A.J. Pollock OF AZ
17 Prince Fielder 1B TEX
18 Ryan Braun OF MIL
19 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
20 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
21 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
22 Brett Gardner OF NYY
23 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
24 Mookie Betts OF BOS
25 Brian Dozier 2B MIN
26 Justin Upton OF SD
27 Starling Marte OF PIT
28 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
29 Chris Davis 1B BAL
30 Buster Posey C SF
31 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
32 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
33 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
34 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
35 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY
36 Joey Votto 1B CIN
37 Adam Jones OF BAL
38 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
39 Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY
40 Joc Pederson OF LAD
41 Jay Bruce OF CIN
42 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
43 Michael Brantley OF CLE
44 Carlos Correa SS HOU
45 Miguel Sano 3B MIN
46 Yasmany Tomas 3B AZ
47 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
48 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
49 Evan Gattis C HOU
50 Brian McCann C NYY
51 Stephen Vogt C OAK
52 Russell Martin C TOR
53 Lucas Duda 1B NYM
54 Hunter Pence OF SF
55 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
56 Jhonny Peralta SS STL
57 Jose Reyes SS TOR
58 Kolten Wong 2B STL
59 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
60 Maikel Franco 3B PHI
61 Evan Longoria 3B TB
62 David Ortiz DH BOS
63 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
64 Cameron Maybin OF ATL
65 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
66 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
67 Matt Carpenter 3B STL
68 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
69 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
70 Matt Holliday OF STL
71 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
72 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX
73 Steven Souza OF TB
74 Adam Lind 1B MIL
75 Robinson Cano 2B SEA
76 Brandon Moss OF CLE
77 Jason Heyward OF STL
78 Matt Kemp OF SD
79 Victor Martinez 1B DET
80 Howie Kendrick 2B LAD
81 Billy Burns OF OAK
82 Kendrys Morales 1B KC
83 Marlon Byrd OF CIN
84 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
85 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
86 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
87 Neil Walker 2B PIT
88 Ben Revere OF PHI
89 Delino DeShields Jr. 2B TEX
90 Josh Reddick OF OAK
91 Mark Trumbo OF SEA
92 Brandon Belt 1B SF
93 Jorge Soler OF CHI
94 Mitch Moreland 1B TEX
95 Joe Panik 2B SF
96 Ben Zobrist SS OAK
97 Ender Inciarte OF ARI
98 Rougned Odor 2B TEX
99 Kevin Pillar OF TOR
100 Avisail Garcia OF CHW

DL – Dee GordonDenard SpanJosh HarrisonDavid WrightRyan ZimmermanCorey DickersonWil MyersGiancarlo Stanton, Freddie Freeman, Anthony Rendon, George SpringerMiguel Cabrera, Alex Gordon.

  • No reason to make any real changes since we only had three games since I last made the list. I’m sticking to my guns…for now. I made the Billy Burns correction and slotted a few guys in different spots as I feel like I get a little do over. Matt Holliday, Steven Souza and Ender Inciarte got added and Yasmani Grandal and Luis Valbuena got dropped out.
  • I feel like I am ranking Matt Holliday toooooooo high. Fo’ realzies, I pass out from boredom when I think about his fantasy play but I also can’t forget the zombino factor with him. Couple that with the Cardinals fairy dust for greatness out of mediocrity and I’m sold. I think the 70 rank is fair, he isn’t going to put up top 30 numbers, but feels less risky then lots of others.
  • The Matt Duffy or Joe Panik conundrum has been bugging me for weeks. The K rate and walk rate make Panik feel less streaky and safer. Duffy’s BABIP bugs me as I see his average dropping in the second half. Big Magoo likes Duffy’s power upside and I like to be contrary to him when I see an opportunity. I also know he never reads my post so won’t be coming in to argue his side. Panik’s batted ball profile, to me, is trending in the direction I like to see. From last year to this year he has dropped his GB rate, raised his FB rate, increased his hard hit %, and cut his swing strike %. For these reasons I swapped put Duffy for Panik til I see more.
  • If Carlos Gomez gets shipped out of Milwaukee then Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra will get into the conversation for this list. We all know Davis has great power upside but wait, what if Parra gets moved too? Yup, that’s possible. I always viewed Parra as a hot schomtato, but this year it feels different with him. I think a trade will kill any value he had.

 

 

 
  1. handy afterall says:
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    Hey hey there. In a 17-team redraft league, should I give moss, schwarber and soria for betts and betances? I’ve got Dickerson coming back soon, so need to make room. My other closers are Rodriguez and Carson smith. I’m 20 points ahead of 2nd place

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @handy afterall: with your closers you could end up with no closers after the deadline. Not sure I want to move Soria. Can you move Moss and Schwarber for Betts? I also would keep in mind that Dickerson could go back to the DL with his foot issues

      • handy afterall says:
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        @J-FOH: i like moss and schwarber for betts. I’ll give that a whirl. Thanks for the help.

        O…and I like your multiple-creepers post idea. Sounds good.

        Many thanks again

        • J-FOH says:
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          @handy afterall: thanks, now I got to get other writers on board

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Wow, they really went out of their way to get rid of the white girl no one knows on MC…Those strawberry spring rolls with ground beef looked awful, like off the charts bad…And that was my homegirl!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: your homegirl is going to be the goinghomegirl in the next two weeks. My BMW (Big Mexican Woman) is a motha f**kin G! Cooks her way into the top ten even though she got a free pass….thats straight gangSTA!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, and her rice con leche balls looked like the first legit delicious thing that I could see at a restaurant

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: the set of balls on this broad over here

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Unreal!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: and creamy…wait! What?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I loved the technique of breading the rice balls with ground-up rice… That was brilliant…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  absolutely, and they looked amazing too. I am wondering what is up with MC Rollins. His camera time is down lately.

                  My top 5 are Nick, Derrick, Claudia, Olivia and Stephen.

                  I think Nick or Derrick wins it.

                  • Grey

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                    They seem to go one episode on and one off with Rollins… He looks like he’ll be highlighted again next week… I think your Mexican girlie made a big play to get moved up to the top now as a real contender… Maybe beating Derrick in the finale… Nick’s not gonna win

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: Nick, Derrick and Claudia are top three, could go either way. Derrick has refinement on his side, Claudia has creativity and Nick seems to keeping pulling home runs out of his ass.

                    • Grey

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                      No way does Nick last past Rollins…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I cant even keep track off all our wagers anymore, but I bet you something TBD that Nick beats him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha…Okay, maybe, but now I’m saying Rollins over Nick…Dode wears a hat in the kitchen, c’mon… What’s he, in a jazz band?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: he’s the sinatra of steak

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      In the Buena Vista Social Club Sandwich

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: the duckie dumplings

  3. BG says:
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    14 Team Keeper League.

    Not getting into the money.

    Just traded Josh Donaldson and Hanley (both can’t be kept) for 4th round pick, Rendon and Gregory Polanco.

    Who Should I keep, I get 5 | Rendon (18th) |Cain (16th) |Dee Gordon (15th) | Maybin (15th)| Billy Burns (15th) | Josh Reddick (23rd) | Nelson Cruz (8th) | McCullers (14th) | Carrasco (5th)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BG:
      1) what are the keeper rules? I see you cant keep other players.

      2) How many years?

      3) what format and are the cats standard or custom?

      • BG says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Sorry!

        3 years at draft position. If no pick in that round lower pick.

        6×6 ops qs

        I traded for 2 more 15th round picks.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @BG: what round is polanco?

          Rendon, cain, gordon, cruz, carrasco

          • BG says:
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            @J-FOH:

            21st.

            Your awsome J!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @BG: thanks!

  4. Sonny Gray's Mother says:
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    Great read! I’m in a 10 team h2h points redraft league.

    Guy offered me Johnny peralta for my Matt Holliday.

    My outfielders:
    Bautista
    Kemp
    Bruce
    G Parra
    Span

    My ss:
    Cesar Hernandez
    Desmond.

    Is the deal worth it for me? how do you feel ROS about these two cardinals?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sonny Gray’s Mother: I prefer Peralta in that deal. You OF is fine and I want Peralta over both SS. You are essentially getting worse at short for a meh OF upgrade

      • Sonny Gray's Mother says:
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        @J-FOH: I’m sorry, I think I was unclear. You prefer the peralta side so wouldn’t I be getting better at SS and marginally worse at OF? I would be giving up my Matt Holliday for his peralta.

  5. Sonny Gray's Mother says:
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    Only start 3 OF in this league btw

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sonny Gray’s Mother: same answer, and get your league to do 5 OF next year. So much better

  6. Jvanslyke says:
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    Great call on Suarez, he just homered!

    Sharktank is great, the patterns from different investors is hilarious. Barbara will only invest in cupcakes, Robert invests or shows interest in anything work out related just to show that he’s hip and fit. MR wonderful is by far the best and Lori’s kind of hot in an Amy Schumer way

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jvanslyke: Thanks, yeah i love it. I am considering getting Amazon Prime so I can watch every episode

  7. Chucky says:
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    Ok, stupid question time. Harper is facing a house of horrrors this week v the Mets big 3 and then Cole and AJ. In your wildest imagination would ypu sit him if you had Betts, Calhoun and Marte available?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chucky: Id play him

  8. zach says:
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    Maybe it sounds crazy, but Correa feels really under-ranked at 44. He is just crazy good.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @zach: not enough AB’s and will be interesting how he preforms as he faces the same clubs the second and third time around.

  9. jacque jones says:
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    No love for yelich? Or did i miss it. ..he’s been tearing it up after the back healed…I can grab him or delino?..i have sagnof platoon plus in think yel gives you 4-5 cats and Delino 2 maybe 3.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jacque jones: thats a bit of a stretch with Yelich, 2 HR’s and 2-3 SB’s a month is not tearing it up. An 11/1/5/3/.338 over the last 30 days is okay but nothing game changing. I like his jump in batting average but I dont like the way his batted ball profile is trending. He was already a top GB% hitter going into the season and now leads the league at 68%, which is a huge lead. He’s on my radar and is close, but I need to see more pop from him.

      DeShields is far more valuable in the 2nd half for teams that need speed.

  10. Baezaworldseries says:
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    JFOH! I’m hurting for runs and steals in an RCL. Like bottom 3/4. I made some recent WW moves and have amassed an OF of
    Puig
    Inciarte
    Gose
    Cruz
    Parra
    Rios
    C-Posey
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Lawrie
    SS-Crawford
    3B-Frazier
    MI-Gennett
    CI-Lind/Moustakas
    Is this roster going to get it done? Who is the Drop if a need arises? Parra? Moose? Or another?
    Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: if you are at that low then you can toss back rios, gose and gennet. Stream the crap out of those spots every day. Take your staff down to two to three starters and stream the spota. Make sure you have your pitching slots filled with high k/9 middle relief when you aren’t streaming

  11. Slimbo says:
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    8 team keeper. 14 keepers

    Give up Russell Martin for a 5th rounder?

    Have grandal and Schwarber as well

    Thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Slimbo: go for it

  12. J Dubber says:
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    After you watching the Tank, I can see your responses now for player evaluation:

    They are dead to me….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J Dubber: Ive been using that for years. Mr. Wonderful and I relate on many levels

      • J Dubber says:
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        Enjoy catching up… Awesome show. It’s on CNBC during the week at night.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @J Dubber: I got my DVR set for record all

  13. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jack Full! Werth or Reddick ros? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: Reddick but to be honest it could go either way. Werth worries me

  14. John says:
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    Would you play Ruiz or R Rivera over D Norris this week?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @John: sorry in the car. Will look at schedules when I get home

  15. Happy Vegans says:
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    Mr. FOH! My favorite over-the-internet FBB ‘pert… how are you? Good stuff as usual, I see. Also, I like your idea for Creeper Posts next year too.

    BTW, you better get your galoshes ready. The rain that delayed the SD game is hitting the OC now and it’s on your way. Should hit LA within the hour.

    Also, check out the Rock and Roll Manifesto podcast when you want to get your punk/rockabilly fix on.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Happy Vegans: long time no comment. Thanks for the endorsement for creepers next year.

      Speaking of punk rock culture I almost went to Alex’s in Long Beach today for a show. Great punk bar. My tattoo artists band was playing today but I wasn’t up for the drive. We need to do a show some day

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah, work is crazy busy and I’m trying to figure out DFS. I did, though, win my first tournament.

        Alex’s sounds good. Keep up the great work, sir!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Happy Vegans: dfs play the 50/50 or the multipliers

  16. Roll of SAGNOF hear my cry says:
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    yo fyi your Jose Abreu links to Justin Uptons player page

  17. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I read your posts. Usually. Ok, sometimes. Once in a while. But I see your Duffy comment. He’s an interesting player. Might do a bear/bull on him at some point.

    Slam and legs for Soler today. He’s been pretty invisible this year though. Drop him off the list. Pretty please?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: but I thought soler people make farts that smell like roses. I crap on soler

      I know you never read me unless you are stuck in the can all day

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @J-FOH: I ate Mexican the other night. How did you know?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: because you read things you don’t normally read when you eat mexican….and why do I know this?

  18. Pedro Sanchez says:
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    When Dickerson comes back, i have to drop one of Dickerson,Grichuck,Harper, Soler, Y.Tomas, or B.Moss. Thoughts? Keeper League, there all cheap for next year…

  19. chucky says:
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    Looks like the Reds and Phils tried to time the market, and lost. The Reds will have a hard time convincing prospective suitors that Johnny isn’t damaged goods. And if I’m considering Hamels, I’m not even remotely willing to trade any of my top prospects for what looks like a 31 year old on a fast track down. Just my thoughts. Of course some GM will think they can catch lightning in a bottle. Wonder if the Tigers wish they could put the genie back in the bottle with JV?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @chucky: meh. I don’t see that.

  20. Nelson says:
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    Do you think Gardner goes top 5 rounds next year? Also Alexei Ramirez vs lindor, this year only

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nelson: probably not. And I want lindor

  21. Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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    Thoughts on a trade, please, In a 16 team H2H dynasty, I’m in the last playoff spot, but not strong. I’ve been offered Cano for my Bruce. I’m light on 2B and heavy on RF (Souza, A. Garcia) so it fits well, but it feels so…meh. Take it? Thanks!

  22. dom says:
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    Hey good read

    I’d like to add a hitter from the Tex @ COL series to stream tomorrow. Is dropping Gerardo Parra for Wilin and Able Rosario or Delino Deshields worth it in a 12 team h2h OPS league?

    • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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      @dom: DeShields

    • J-FOH says:
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      @dom: I’d hold Parra till after the deadline

  23. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I have Seguera as a backup SS. I picked him up for steals. Would you rather have Seguera or Suarez as a backup SS?

  24. Sange76 says:
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    How’d you rate these trades in a 12 team head to head points keeper league. 3rd place 10-4 one game out of first seed…

    C Perez
    1b pujols
    2b panik (traded d. Gordon)
    3b Seager
    Ss Flores
    Of a jones
    Of Joc rd 12 keeper (traded Brantley)
    Of peralta ( traded Teheran)
    Ut abreu r 4 k( traded c. Santana)
    Ut Sano r 11 keeper
    Bench c. Seager r 13 k
    Bench y Tomas
    Sp scherzer
    Sp Arrieta
    Sp g. Richards
    Sp Lester (traded Marte)
    Sp Buerhle
    Sp Bauer (steamer)
    RP tolleson
    RP Allen

    Basically traded Brantley, Santana, c carrasco for keepers in abreu, Joc, and got Bauer as a throw in….traded Gordon for panik to cut down on them strikeouts from my previous move….then moved marte and Teheran for Lester and peralta to shore up my pitching. About to stash Nori Aoki on my DL from Waivers. Think I really improved myself for a run this year at the title and long term for next year. The only guy I miss is Brantley. He’s so damn consistent in points leagues but…gotta give to get I suppose…..

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sange76: seems fine but why Peralta over tomas?

  25. M says:
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    Thoughts on Randall Grichuk? ROS? I assume he gets relegated to the bench now that Holliday is back

    • J-FOH says:
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      @M: probably platoon with Jay

  26. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Brief cameo (I did not read this)

    Wuv,
    Sky

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: word up! You could of at least left some funny pic or gif for me if you aren’t going to read it

    • Big Magoo

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      @Sky: Thought you’d take issue with DeShields being on the list…

  27. Jeter North says:
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    Rafael Soriano called up, drop Motte for him? How do you see this playing out?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jeter North: I have no clue what Maddoning will do

  28. Steve says:
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    What’re your thoughts on Ozuna, who should be back up shortly now that he’s found his stroke in the minors?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steve: he still hasn’t taken a walk and the sample size is small. Id have to see something before he got on my list, but if you are desperate for any shot in the dark upside he might be worth grabbing when he is recalled if that’s what you are asking

  29. Brian says:
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    Few comments…

    You have Duda pretty high. Why? He hasn’t hit anything in like a month and a half and shows no signs of hope.

    You obviously love Tomas ranking that high, but with limited power and speed and a downward trending average I can’t understand.

    You ranked Maikel Franco high also. Do you favor young players? And are you clearly not ever worried by prolonged cold streaks? Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brian:

      Hot and cold streaks occur in both young and old players.

      I have Duda and Franco where they are based on power upside and I dont believe Duda is this bad, guy will get some numbers. If the Mets acquire a bat to help him, then it should be easier for him. The lose of Wright has hurt him the most on the Mets.

      Tomas hit .300 plus in every month but July, is that the reason to call it downward trending? I think he has more power than he has shown and for that reason I like him as an upside play. In the second half I go for upside when I can. He’s a good hitter in a hitter friendly park. I’m not ready to write him off as a fat Loney just yet.

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        As everyone is asking: What are you basing your Duda love on?

        One 2014 flare up?

        In the FCL, who are you dropping first: Duda or Avisail?

        You love to harp about your lopsided trades that explode in your face – KABLOOEY!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: thanks for stopping by

          • Kid A says:
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            @J-FOH:

            I love it when you’re angry with me.

            We had wandered.

            Homeostasis.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Kid A: you are who you are and you get what you give

  30. Kid A says:
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    Let’s play: Where’s This From!!!

    Randal Grichuk – 1-for-7, and homered twice on Saturday, hitting .281. Yeah, I don’t know what the deal will be when Holliday starts playing every day, but there’s no way Grichuk is coming out of the lineup with how he’s hitting. I’d grab him in all leagues, like fo’reallies.

    Bababooey

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: grey?

  31. Kid A says:
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    Got another ice cream cone… So tasty…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: ok

  32. Relsh says:
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    Is my man Prince Fielder destined for harsh regression or do you feel he keeps this up ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Relsh: a 35/12/40/.300 ROS line feels safe to me

  33. RyGuy22 says:
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    10 team H2H points league. 14 keepers. (I have 3 pitcher keepers)
    I have:
    C LuCroy
    1B Abreu
    2B Kipnis
    3B Carlos Santana
    SS Peralta
    MI Bogaerts
    CI V Mart
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Jacoby Ellsbury
    OF Jose Bautista
    OF AJ Pollock
    OF Hunter Pence
    UTIL Billy Hamilton
    Be Addison Russell

    I have an offer for a Hamilton for Souza and Crash Davis. Are you pulling the trigger on that trade? I have a hard time letting Hamilton go, but I am 2 games out of the playoffs with 6 weeks to go.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @RyGuy22: Davis and souza side all day

      • RyGuy22 says:
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        I struggle with it because I have a huge man crush on Hamilton and his speed. Will Souza’s average ever climb to his projected .260? and will the K-Rate drop down to a more manageable 23-25%?

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          @RyGuy22: hard to say but in h2h I want power and with souza you get both. In a good week billy steals 2-3 bags. Souza can do 2 at any given time. In h2h I would think billy has less vLue in roto. He doesn’t hit for good average, has no power and doesn’t get a lot of RBI’s. Already he is down 3 cats every week. In roto it’s different but for h2h he is bupkis.

          • RyGuy22 says:
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            @J-FOH: Next question is now with Davis and Souza in that lineup who are you keeping? (Free Keepers, Ive also got MadBum, Carrasco, Jordan Zimmerman for pitchers) Total of 14.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @RyGuy22: throw back lucroy, V Mart, Peralta and Santana

              • RyGuy says:
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                @J-FOH: throw back a top 5 catcher at a thin position? Don’t you consider catchers a premium? Or are you strictly keeping as many points as possible and dealing with the catcher later?

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                  @RyGuy: I don’t see it as a premium position and lucroy is on the downslide

                  • RyGuy22 says:
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                    @J-FOH: What if I have Mesoraco on the DL? I’m just asking because we fight over catchers in our league. I would be a trend setter if I didn’t keep one.

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                      @RyGuy22: be a trend setter, unless you own posey, most arent worth keeping around. Its an inury prone offensively blah position where the top guys shuffle around every year

  34. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    I like you because you always rate my guys higher than any other list compilers.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: who would that be?

  35. Chucky says:
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    Poor Mookie is ‘ teats on a bull’ v LHP. Factor in the road games and your better off with the other Mookie or his nephew Preston

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      @Chucky: He is still on the cusp of being elite. Even though he only hits .234 against lefties, he has 4 of his 13 SB’s and 3 of his 10 homeruns against in only 77AB’s

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        Mookie is on the cusp of an 0 fer 8, in the Dh, all v LHP all on the road. Whats that a 1 fer 19 slump? Hopefully the home cooking will help, as long as its v RHP

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          @Chucky: okay, if you dont like him then thats fine

  36. Scott says:
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    How about Cog’s teammate Dex?

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      @Scott: meh, I prefer Cog this week

  37. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Friend or FOH?
    A healthy Cory Dickerson. Would you take him over Matt Holliday? Thanks.

    And I just wanted to say. That was a fine call on Charlie Blackomon in the preseason(or near there). Grey had him at 100. Today he sits in the top 15.

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      @Baezaworldseries: Thanks, I would rather gamble on Dickerson than fall asleep on Holliday

  38. P.raz says:
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    How long before I need to drop Duda? I’ve retained him all season, and loved him before the last two months of under .200 avg. Was considering after this week. Team is in 2nd place of a 14 year ongoing league and need to clutch up!

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      @P.raz: who are you dropping him for? what are your bottom 5 bats? Is this roto or H2H? daily or weekly?

  39. Yelich says:
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    Have encarnacion at 1b, arenado at 3b, if pujols

    Got offered kris Bryant for pujols.

    Need to drop one khris Davis, choo, deshields, cron

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Yelich: cron

  40. Sam says:
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    Offered Tyson Ross for Ellsbury, currently have Blackmon Trout Gomez and Bruce in the outfield with Springer on the DL.

  41. Sam says:
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    Sorry, didn’t finish that even though the ending is kinda obvious. Who wins?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sam: who is you staff after the deal?

      • Sam says:
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        SPs: Price, MadBum, Ross, Harvey, Carrasco, Salazar, Wacha, Shields, Hammel, Gio, Heaney and Hendricks
        RPs: Betances, Rosenthal, Familia, DRob

        Hitters: Santana, Pujols, Votto, Encarnacion, Ortiz, Dozier, Frazier, Arenado, Sano, Correa, Trout, Blackmon, Bruce, Gomez.

        DL: Springer, Rendon, Wright, Hahn, Waino

        Very small league, obviously. Feel my lineup is strong enough to lose Ellsbury, especially with the guys I’ll be getting back.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sam: Id want more for Ellsbury than Ross…if im reading it right

          • Sam says:
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            Cool, I appreciate the input. I countered with Garrett Richards.

    • Sam says:
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      Getting back from the DL, that is.

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