Manager Dave Martinez indicated Wednesday that Starlin Castro is the most likely candidate to open the season as the Nationals’ No. 3 hitter, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reported on March 11th, 2020, which was approximately two and half years ago. You remember March of 2020, it lasted 365 days and was followed by a year of April and we’re now about halfway through a year of May, and I believe May is a leap year. So, roughly 800 days ago, Starlin Castro was penciled in as the Nats’ three-hole hitter, and that alone was reason to give him a closer look. David Wright in 2013 was the last three-hole hitter that wasn’t worth owning for counting stats (that I remember, and my memory is all over the map; I’ll remember thinking in the 6th grade The Peanut Butter Solution was someone with peanut butter in their underwear, so I tried to do a “Peanut Butter solution” rather than go to the bathroom, but I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday). For whatever reason, David Wright’s three-hole year in 2013 has stuck with me and he should’ve stuck it in his two-hole with a Peanut Butter Solution it was such crap. Wright’s 2013 runs and RBIs respectively were 63 and 58 (was in only 112 games, but still). Another crazy stat from that egregious lineup was Eric Young Jr. had 68 runs with a .254 average and 43 steals (so moving into scoring position and still no runs) and that was in 508 ABs! HA! What in the actual eff. Some of those leadoff at-bats came for the Rockies in Coors too, because he was traded to the Mets after 57 games. How is that line by Eric Young Jr. even possible? Mathematically, that Eric Young Jr. is the craziest line in the history of baseball, please prove me wrong, so I can stop thinking about it. Seriously, how does one steal 43 bags and only score 68 times! He also had 7 triples and two homers! Okay, moving on. So, what can we expect from Starlin Castro in 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?

Last year, pound for pound, the Nationals had the best three-hole hitter. Their collective line was 127/40/143/.308/8 in 620 ABs. Sure, I’m walking behind Juan Soto carrying his cape, and the only way Starlin Castro is getting 620 ABs this year is if the Nats play one of the games in this shortened season that goes into extras for 475 innings. The Nats also have a newish lineup this year vs. last year, but they are still a great offensive team. Even if Starlin Castro only gets 350 ABs in a 100-game season, if he hits third, he’s going to be in about as good a situation to succeed, and sometimes all you need to succeed is a good situation. In the top 500, there’s at least 100 guys who are interesting because of their situation vs. them being good. Basically, the entire Rockies team is good because of their situation. Okay, besides situation, Castro’s 2nd half last year in only 74 games and 285 ABs, he hit 16 homers and .302 with a 15.4% K-rate and fairly neutral BABIP of .310. You don’t need me to point it out, but that’s what I say right before pointing it out, that was in as bad a situation as you get. Hilariously, the Marlins runs and RBIs from their three-hole hitter was 75 and 77 respectively. Nearly half of what the Nats did! You put Castro with 16 homers and .302 average in that Nats lineup, and you know what you get? Last year’s Howie Kendrick, and on our Player Rater for last year Kendrick was ranked 180th overall. Considering Castro has an ADP about hundred spots after that, he’s a great late round flyer and you should take that dart throw.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Another fantastic dart throw report!

    a. Darlin’ Starlin’. He’s not available in either of the 2 RCLs I’m in so moot point. I guess he’s a more well-known dart throws than some of the others.

    b. Is your love of Nick Madrigal still the same today as it was last year aka March 13 2020? Do you think he’ll play much?

    c. MLB quote of the day for June 2, 1990

    ‘I would think that I drive most hitting coaches crazy. During one single at-bat I used six different stances on six pitches. Oh yeah, I also struck out. So what do I know?’

    John Martin Kruk, forever famous for….living with two roommates who were criminals (one was an armed robber and the other was the getaway man) and knowing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT! Sounds like the premise of a bad TV series with John Kruk being played by Jeff Daniels.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Kruk could just flat out hit…………………..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Except Randy Johnson

        • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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          true fact

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Damn

      B. Yeah, I do love Madrigal, and think he plays, maybe even from game 1 now

      C. Krukie! Well done!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Thanks for your continued love of Madrigal.

        b. In other news, dropped Akiyama for Nimmo. I think he’ll play way better and score sneaky runs atop the Mets’ lineup with about the same HRs. I was on fangraphs’ Steamer pages today for hitters and Akiyama is way below Captain Nimmo, plus I love Nimmo.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Hey, No problem!

          B. That sounds like a push, which is fine

  2. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    Just finished a 12-team mixed league keeper 5X5 (OBP and QS) head-to-head league keeper league (kept Trout, Turner, Arenado, Ohtani), the results:

    C-Alfaro
    1b – Jose Abreau
    2b – Ketel Marte
    3b – Arenado
    SS – TREAT URNER
    OF – Trout
    OF – Luis Robert
    OF – Willie Calhoun
    Util – Ohtani
    B-Ian Happ
    B-Brendan Rodgers

    SPs: Giolito, Woodruff, Lamet, Ryu, Ohtani, Price, Houser, Chirinos, Wood, Garret Richards

    RPs: Jiminez, Kintzler, Oberg

    A real Grey pitching staff (your consistent ability to construct staffs later in the draft is your best skill IMHO).

    A little worried about the OF – I’ve got to assume one of Lou Bob, Calhoun, and Happ hits – and maybe SON the last spot and util when Ohtani sits.

    Anyway, thanks for all your work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate it!

      I’d be happy with your outfield, not worried…Team looks great, but you might be weak on saves, as in you barely have any

    • Biff Malibu says:
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      Who is this treat urner n why does his name demand such emotional tailspin as capital letters? Divulge your sources! Btw, any OF led by trout is really taking one third of the work outta it. Otay!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Treat Urner lives in the minds of fantasy baseballers who demand excellence from four categories

  3. NUX says:
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    You ready for Bobby’s World Rd 3 to start? I got the 11 others signed up and ready, will send the link to join once you login this morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Send link!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Says invalid league

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ignore, it’s good

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              8th pick? Thats bullshit

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Did I get #1?

            • NUX says:
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              Wow you didn’t get 1st peck!!!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No, you cheated me

                • Jolt In Flow says:
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                  I kind of want to see the results of this draft

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  Should probably do a write up for at least one of these. Call it, “The Best Ten Dollars I ever Spent”

                  The start the article with “Except for maybe those street tacos at 2 AM that one time, or maybe the lapper in Tijuana.”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    “Or even the ten dollars I found in my car, put in my pants pocket and then lost again.”

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      I like mine better. But you do you.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, fine, you win

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Hahahaha

      • NUX says:
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        Oh and the pw is ” Bobby ” again

  4. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Scott Boras escalating the fight over money today. “We will not take a penny less”

    ………….MLB have an opportunity to put baseball in the forefront right now they are the only game in town. UFC had record numbers for the pay per view last week.

    How dumb can you be quibbling publicly and appearing small and greedy when the country is not allowed to work even if they want to .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That really would be the best thing about right now…No other sports competing against it, as only game in town, it might bring in record viewers

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        they need it to make up for Trashcan-gate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That feels like so long ago…After a pandemic, who will be the pitcher who still hits an Astros player?

          • Coolwhip

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            hopefully all of them, lol… i am here for MJ Goat-level pettiness

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah, throw at them, actually cough on them too…WTH

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                #bangbangneverforget

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                  ha ha #nicely done

                  yeah hit all those mofo’s ; social distancing will prevent them from charging the mound anyway

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HAHA

                  • baby seal says:
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                    lolol

                • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                  i used #bangbangneverforget when i knocked up my side cheese…………

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Watch out for the blue cheese

            • baby seal says:
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              100%!! Thank you, Whip!

      • baby seal says:
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        Would be awesome!!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      yeah fore sure… plus your have NBA talking about restarting now, so could be a race to the front of the line for attention

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        Think the NBA can start up soon….that sport is the most close contact of all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lenny I think we fixed our server issues, thanks for bearing with us

  5. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    flipping through channels last night i watched a couple innings of don larsens 56 world series perfect game they had costas hosting larsen and yogi berra. It was interesting it looked to me like the mound was huge back then Larsen was a big man on a big hill i don’t think he threw any breaking balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think I know anything about him other than that perfect game — nice timing for him!

  6. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    I think they Peanut butter solution does’nt work you have to use Nuttella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA — good call!

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        careful though you may get unwanted or possibly wanted attention from your dog

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can never get too much dog attention

  7. Rat Boy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    So, I’ve inherited a keeper league team that has not been very successful in recent years. I haven’t done a keeper league before, so my Q is, is it worth it to pay premium cost for my few good players, ie. $40 for Lindor, $30 for Jose Ramirez, when I know other teams will be getting guys like Tatis, Mondesi, etc for ~$5-10.

    Also, throw on an extra $5 for the above prices if I want the option to keep next year

    Its a 10 team league btw, and 5 keepers per team.

    I also have Abreu for $16 and Semien for $1 that seem like locks to me, so the options for the last spot would be

    Kepler $1
    Starlin $1
    Judge $14
    Castellanos $17
    Gallo $11
    Stroman $1
    Greinke $17
    Aroldis $17
    Robbie Ray $10

    I’m leaning Kepler Starlin or Judge, what do ya think? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

      • baby seal says:
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        Wowwwwwww, never thought I’d live to see the day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What a day!

          • baby seal says:
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            You said to pick Judge!

    • baby seal says:
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      Kepler…. $1? Yes, please!

  8. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    If MLB decides not to play, in 2020, because of money, they will lose a lot of fans. People are out of work. Manfreak is ruining the game, cheating and so on. People will not pay to go to games next season, they will use what little money they have on essentials. Baseball needs to get back on the field, even with no fans, if it wants to save the game. Baseball was lucky to recover after the 94 strike and they had to allow steroids to do it. Baseball will not survive, allowing money to be the deciding factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think baseball will be fine, but it would suck

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I hope your right. A lot of guys in the four leagues I am in will not play fantasy next year if there is no 2020 season. These guys almost all have kids and it is already to expensive to afford to take their family to a game, they will NOT go next year. I am here the same things I heard in 94. If Owners pay players what they want this year, they will more than likely raise ticket, concessions and parking prices in 2021 to make up for the losses in 2020. They need to play, we NEED baseball in 2020, even if it is only 82/100 games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure if there will be fans at games next year either way…Hopefully, but who knows right now

        • baby seal says:
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          They can TRY to raise prices… maybe the will initially…. but the way that works is when there’s no demand, you lower the price….

          Owners have a LOT to lose here. They’ve also lost a lot of their leverage. Stadiums are USELESS without games. Cannot have concerts or anything like that.

          I’m not too worried yet. It’s a negotation. They will ask for the moon w/ their first offer, of course.

          What’s telling to me, is that they’ve made this very public for a good reason, I think. Because they know they have a weak hand. So they are trying to strengthen it via the media. Reporters, who typically only have half-a-brain anyways, like Heyman, will gladly do their bidding for future scoops.

          Players need to stand strong. We need to educate the general public that the owners are PIGS.

          100% w/ the players!

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      it will hurt them but eventually it will recover like after 94 but it is a stupid play

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, agree with Lenny

    • 183414 says:
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      agreed. MLB needed a man as a commish. Not a sheeple.
      I think a Dart should be there being a season of 80 games. Not so sure.

    • baby seal says:
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      lol, “Manfreak” HAHAHAHA

      Totally agree with this!!!!!! Such a good opportunity for MLB! Also a great opp to fuck it up! Please don’t!

  9. Ya know, I’ve thought about Castro at times and weather or not I’d actually roster him. He’s a solid citizen in that he does almost everything well (no bags), and is now in a better situation. With his across the board production he is a definite dart to consider – nice call Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Smitty!

  10. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Castro might end up being the most boring player ever to get 3000 hits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s gonna come about 750 to 1000 hits shy of that

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        ahhh true, just looked it up… Dude! in 2012 he had 674 ABs… WUT

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, if he gets in a game that goes 1,200 innings and goes 700-for-700, maybe

    • William Hung says:
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      My initial reaction to this was “is he even on pace for that???” and then I look at his stats and it looks like he can def get there if he stays a starter for another 10 years, and finish his career at 39/40 years old, so there’s a chance!

      • Coolwhip

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        Yeah, its a lot harder than I originally thought, but there’s a small chance he could last that long, although he’s not exactly Adrian Beltre.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Feels like the type of guy that will fade from the game around the age of 33-34, but I guess ya never know

          • Coolwhip

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            yeah… if he sells out for power after 33 what does that make him? a .230 22 HR hitter? AKA Mark Belhorn, lol. He retired at 32. If not he hits .265 with 5-7 HR?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be…Castro feels like the type who will be serviceable at 33 but without an everyday job

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Puig can’t even get a job!

                • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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                  well it FEELS that way since to us march 15th – now is a long time, but MLB teams were locked from signing anybody since around that time or so, so it’s like it’s still middle march as far as signings. he might not still sign, but with this all the NL teams having a DH now this should greatly benefit him.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, agreed

                    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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                      it also means stuff like braun should’ve actually been drafted to his per game numbers, as he’ll likely no longer be a lefty only side platooner, yet i did NOT draft him anywhere (i’m in deep enough leagues such that if he DOES play most days he’d be a GREAT value at ADP), also h.kendrick probably becomes ownable as not only a BN bat in deep leagues as either him or asscab will likely be hitting everyday, even if kieboom just keeps his job.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I also don’t fully trust Braun to stay healthy or play every day, even in 82 or 100 game seasons

    • Alcesto says:
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      Fucking Wade Boggs.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who is Margo Adams?

        • Alcesto says:
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          Firing on all cylinders today!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            On top of my gam

    • baby seal says:
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      REALLY, no way he’s that close?!?!?!

      • baby seal says:
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        Read the thread now… lol, c’mon Whip!!! WTF was that! :-)

  11. krazyivan says:
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    Had him- dropped him for Gore!
    Neighbor: How did you spend your shelter in place?
    Me: Rosterbating..
    Neighbor: What!?
    Me: Grey Albright put me up to it…

    Would you rather have Castro or “Hello” Newman?
    My team in terms of plus speed:
    Robles, Antana, Biggio, Newman, Bellinger, Segura, Guirriel Jr (maybe Dusty send Bregmen more and Adell on the taxi squad?)
    I feel light in the trousers at SB and think Newman could fit right with some sluggers in the team I didn’t mention. But I do love the Castro dart call, especially if he’s is in everyday batting 3rd or 4th.
    Would you go Castro or Newman?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Prolly Newman still

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks. Yesterday I listened on my headphones a recording of the radio play by play of a Reds vs Mets game in May of ‘63 in the Polo Grounds. The Mets win an exciting 13-12 game. Mets got a couple homers including a 3 run bomb by Duke Snider. Choo-Choo Coleman had 3 hits and a SB.
        The Reds were led by a massive performance by Vida Pinson (4-5, HR, 2B) 5 RBIs. Also a rookie from the Sally League, Pete Rose (2-4, 2B, 2BB) 3 runs, 2 RBIs

        The most memorable part was how rowdy and fun the 20,000 Mets fans were the whole game. At one point Frank Robinson came out of his OF position to tell the umps to have the fans calm down and stop throwing things. It went on, got crazier, then Casey Stengel grabbed the pa mic to tell them to knock it off. It just got louder, and louder with taunts and cheers it sounded like some British premiere league game in Manchester or Liverpool.

        Point is, that exec as a non Net fan, I have nothing but complete respect for the way that franchises fan base started off supporting that team no matter what.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vida Pinson! There’s a name you don’t hear often — I wonder if Mets entire fan base was originally made of people who despised the Giants/Yanks/Dodgers/etc and were thankful

          • krazyivan says:
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            Pinson went 96/22/106/27/.313 that year.
            In ‘59 he was a 20 year old playing in his first full year. 131/20/84/21/.316. Trying to think of a comp from today. Maybe Tatis or Bichette? Just goes to show how jacked up SS are now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, what a year…That’s better than Bichette and Tatis

              • krazyivan says:
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                Starting back up with Last Kingdom where I left off-Season 2

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeehaw, it’s so good

  12. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    20 team keep 6-9 with QS/holds/XBH/OPS added roto. short starting rosters, 1400 innings max (that was set to 162, it’ll be commensurately down of course)
    C kraken (K)
    1B E5
    2B wong
    SS treat urner (K)
    3B vlad (K)
    OF (3) alvarez (K), gallo (K), h.dozier (1B/3B)
    util (1) puig
    BN: profar (2B/OF)
    NA (2):puig (here till signed), vaughn (will be a keeper next year)
    SP (probably want 7 of these in season): glasnow (K), luzardo (K), lynn, cueto, gibson
    RP (max 5): giles, pressly, hudson, duffey

    so i got 1 more RP to go, 2 more SP to go. the level of SP out there has weakened such to think i might want to go a prospect SP with this year value. biggest names left are: d.garcia, patino, i.anderson, k.wright (pearson/howard/mize/manning/skubal/gore/whitley/mckay either drafted or kept already). can stash one of these in NA slot, either BN puig till he’s signed, worst case scenario stick puig in NA slot, drop this prospect pitcher. will still likely get at least one of pab lop/gausman and the like with other pick and off WW’ers. which of those’ll you think will have the most this year value. i doubt i end up keeping of those, but i guess if kraken completely sucks i could keep one over him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez or Puig, 100%

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      i have space to still have a BN hitter in event puig isn’t signed, i can obtain after draft. this while still having 7 SP. if we had higher innings cap (1750-1800 the really big ones) i’d never have more than 1 BN slot, but here it’ll work.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So another on top of Puig? Delvi

        • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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          my SP #7 was likely to be a streamer anyway. only reason i hadn’t thought to do this earlier when i went gibson is i wasn’t sure if a bunch of these SP i still want would be around this late. also when we started this it wasn’t known about having no minor league season at all. so either they give these guys some innings in MLB or at most they just practice with the MLB’ers or they get no work at all for an entire season. also these topish end SP prospects have trade value, i might be able to trade for draft pick at worst to a bad team who could use one.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, hard to say with minor leaguers this year, my guess is they’re all on the roster with a service time agreement that games only count if they break a threshold or something

            • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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              yeah and i suppose it was more likely deivi was getting MLB innings this year more than patino/i.anderson (maybe not wright though) before this whole thing, albeit they might’ve been bullpen innings. still might be. wright i had drafted in 2 16-20 teamers already back in middle march assuming he’d be up at some juncture already.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, Anderson’s kinda interesting too tho

  13. Mark says:
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    I find in H2H guys like Starlin and McNeil seem to be keys to winning. Consistent production that does not hurt you anywhere, and helps in most cats. I assume it’s consistency that is key in H2H which is always hard to find…since many players can slump for weeks at a time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see it in H2H

    • baby seal says:
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      Yeah, agree, good comment!

  14. Hater Bell

    Grey says:
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    test

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      test2

  15. Totally agree that Castro batting 3 in that team could well outperform his projections. Problem might be that with too many mouths to feed with Kendrick Kieboom and Cabrera he may not get the ABs. Anyone know where I can get reliable ADP for an OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair point, it might be an issue, but those guys can platoon at 1B/3B too

      • If we get a universal DH it’s going to make a massive difference to guys like Castro. Mind you it’s gonna make a mockery of every draft we’ve already completed. We can only hope it all balances out.

        • Grey

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          It’s going to be a weird season either way bc of small sample sizes

  16. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    that makes sense on braun (he’s becoming like victorino got near the end, having to miss like 2 days a week min even without specifically listed injuries)

    here’s another one slow draft in 22nd round. keep 4 at previous season ADP’s, lots of added cats. roto, max 1800 capped innings (that was for 162 game season, so it’ll be in the 900 range now): hits, total bases, OPS, holds, net saves + holds (saves also), K/9, K/BB, QS.
    C: alfaro (missed vaz a few rounds ago barely)
    1B: freeman (1)
    2B: hiura (K, 28)
    SS: segura (11)
    3B: moustakas (2B, 6)
    MI: schoop (19)
    CI: happ (2B/3B/LF/CF, 15)
    LF: soto (K, 2)
    CF: laureano (RF, K, 14)
    RF: puig (13)
    OF: pham (LF, 5)
    util (3): cruz (3)
    – otani (DH only here, 9)
    – carlson (CF, 17)
    NA (2): carlson and puig can go here but i doubt carlson spends any time here
    SP: bieber (K, 11), lynn (4), gallen (8), keller (16), houser (18)
    RP (5 or 6): giles (7), kennedy (barlow is also super cheap everywhere 12), duffey (21)

    thinking since puig/happ might either not be signed or have off time going some sort of useful BN bat here, rater REALLY likes kendrick more than thames, both of which i’m thinking of going, other options: simmons, cespedes (rater loves him per game), markakis, l.urias, galvis, yeah so thinking kendrick or thames. the NL DH should help kendrick (but of course it might only give r-zimm more at bats against righties, and only kendrick against lefties)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally on Victorino

      I think Thames is better per game

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        i’d agree, esp since in thames’ first 2 years the OPS rater LOVED him. now it has them like this:
        – kendrick (-3.9, 12.6 (per game the 2nd number) in 237 at bats, which’ll almost certainly go up with NL DH, even if r-zimm ends up being the primary gainer in that on WAS)
        – thames (-6.4, 3.9, 292 at bats (those seem low for a guy who was to bat against righties even before the DH was added)

        so either kendrick gained a LOT according to the rater since last year and/or thames lost a LOT
        still good pitchers left here too but since my budget says i should nab what’s probably my last hitter entirely here (unless i want to use the SP 8 slot in draft for another stash guy, like bohm) such as: desclafani/cueto/wood/gausman/gibson. current budget at .953/.913/.962 and clearly my SP and RP parts will go over even if i go a hitter now, 6 picks left (hiura is in the last round)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Surprising…yeah, in a small sample, if handled correctly, Thames is more interesting

          • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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            just noticing, b.rodgers should get MASSIVE help (hampson even more so, but he was already being drafted in any league size) with the NL DH (unless gasp they sign puig of course, which would be awesome, and i know some/maybe all of your puig drafting was done within like an hour or something of him being rumored there like back in feb)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I wouldn’t mind Puig going to COL, but I doubt that happens now…I’d guess Rodgers is jammed up for PT

              • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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                yeah, but hampson could play everyday and they move mcmahon to 1B, murphy to DH. occasional rodgers days. good for tapia but more likely good for desmond (which doesn’t hurt hilliard then either)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How does that get Rodgers in there more than a platoon?

                  • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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                    i didn’t mean more than a platoon, but right now he’s not even that.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, gotcha, yeah

  17. baby seal says:
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    I love Starlin!

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