Early yesterday, I was staring out my window, the rain slowly rolling down the glass, and from the outside it looked like tears were rolling down my cheeks. From the inside, it also looked like I was crying, because I was. I dramatically turned away from the window, put my hand to my forehead and fell into my Giancarlo beanbag. “Cuddle me, Giancarlo Beanbag,” I whispered into the beanbag I had dressed in a Yankees jersey. On the stereo, Rob Thomas scream-sang, “I want to take you for granted,” and I thought about that. Had I taken Eloy Jimenez for granted? Was this…that? As the wait for injury news dragged on, I wandered out onto the road and stopped a car to ask them if they heard anything on Eloy, and they said, “Are you crazy get off the freeway?” Was I crazy? Was that what this was? So, Eloy Jimenez is out for the year with a ruptured left pectoral tendon. Now allow me to return to playing terrible Matchbox Twenty songs and sobbing IT’S 3 AM AND I MUST BE LONELY. Obviously, my top 500 and top 20 outfielders were updated. Who knew I’d prefer Alloy Jimenez who has been blended with sturdier metals to improve wear. I wonder if CVS has condolence cards for fantasy teams. Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for 2021 fantasy baseball:

Jose Leclerc – Experiencing elbow discomfort. Leclerc sounds like an Afrikaner, and he’s Lebroke, so call him F.O. Leclerc, and the FO doesn’t stand for Front Office. It stands for eff off, do I have spell out everything? Rangers’ manager, Woodward, says they’re gonna Roll With It, as they search for a Higher Love who can pitch in the 9th inning. Matt Bush hasn’t had a comeback in, like, 18 months, and only five other comebacks previously, so he might be due. Then there’s Joely Rodriguez. Joely, Joely, Joely, Joely, please don’t steal Matt Bush’s saves. Plus, he’s a lefty. There’s also Ian Kennedy. When did anything bad ever happen with a Kennedy going to Texas? My top 500 is updated for this entire shituation.

Kirby Yates – Out for the year. Tommy John surgery Yates for no man. Luckily, the Jays have a guy who can throw cheese and his name is Romano. “Hey, skip, I’m hitting the zone out there!” “Stop Pecorino’ing the corners!” This isn’t The Last Dance but it could be Jordan’s turn. Or just Dolis, and insert your own pun for him. I upped Jordan Romano and Rafael Dolis in my top 500, I’d grab Romano in all leagues; he could be the Jays closer all year.

Zac Gallen – Suffered a hairline fracture while taking batting practice. Geez, if there was only some way to avoid that. Zac Gallen: Injured by a bargaining chip. I’ve moved him into my top 40 starters, sloppily just putting him in a tier of starters I wouldn’t draft, because, well, I would no longer draft him. Hopefully, if you have already, he’s not out that long. So, he can get back to hitting! My guesstimate is he’s out five weeks.

Daulton Varsho – Was optioned down, and why do I ever bother moving anyone up in my rankings ever? It always feels like a trap. Seriously, I think my first rankings, written in December, are like Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and everything else is a waste of time. Nothing ever good comes out of spring training. That’s my mantra. So, I moved Varsho back down in my top 20 catcher rankings to around where he was prior to the Calhoun injury.

James Karinchak – My iCal reminder every day says “check Wittgren news.” I haven’t adjusted my Karinchak or Wittgren rankings yet, but it might happen suddenly in the next few days.

Sonny Gray – Will start the year on the IL with a sore back, but he’s traveling with the club, so it doesn’t sound too bad. I’d give every last of my Ken Griffey Jr. Sportsflics cards to have Eloy travel with the club.

Stephen Strasburg – Has a completely ruptured tendon in his calf, but that’s the good news! No, seriously, he doesn’t need the tendon and because it’s ruptured it doesn’t need to be repaired. This is great news, Strasburg discovered the appendix of the calf. It’s kinda like when your rear bumper fell off, and was no longer dragging on the ground, sparkling friction, and causing a fire when you parked on top of leaves. Also, you couldn’t pay me enough to draft Strasburg this year. Ruptured tendon in the calf and it’s good? Oh…*walks around the world*…kay.

Starlin Castro – Mild hamstring strain. Hammy on Castro so like a gorgeous pressed sandwich. Is that with pickles and mustard? Please and thank you. Be interesting to see if the Nats go with Luis Garcia to replace Castro, but unlikely. Prolly Josh Harrison for a week until Castro is better.

Juan Soto – Left yesterday’s game, and I died, levitated out of my body, heard Soto’s absence was a minor issue, and levitated back into my body, so we’re fine.

Frankie Montas – Ripped his cuticle. Prolly last time he gets one of those drive and go Uber manicures.

Freddy Peralta – Will start the year in the rotation. It had been so long since we heard any good news, I had forgot what it sounds like. This right here is what it sounds like. Peralta could be a 12+ K/9 guy with a 3.5 BB/9, i.e., what people think they’re getting from Robbie Ray but are not. His projections are like “Redd Foxx gasping for air, clutching his chest” good. I won’t go too crazy, because he still needs to throw more than 125 IP to really make a huge difference, but no one is throwing a lot of innings this year. 125 IP of 12+ K/9 could look like a top 25 starter. I’ve added him pretty high on the top 80 starters.

Nick Anderson – With a partial tear of his elbow ligament, I removed him from my top 500, and raised. Dot dot dot. No one? Who knows with Cash? Not an answerable question. Tell that shizz to the Sphinx, and that ancient pile of sand would just shrug. Diego Castillo and Peter Fairbanks are both in there, and they were adjusted slightly but it’s not clear at all where this goes. Unless someone knows, then tell me and I’ll call you a liar.

Harrison Bader – Out for a month or two with a forearm injury. Sounds like a lost year for Bader, like his cap when he’s running, but I could see a late IL slot flyer in deeper leagues. With Bader out for a month, maybe longer it’s going to be a split between Justin Williams, who might not hit .215, and Lane Thomas, who sounds like a clothing store for mature women. I’m going to Lane Thomas for the flyer and pants suit. He might not get enough ABs to truly matter in mixed leagues, but in NL-Only, you might get a breakout. Or at least a 12/15/.255 filler. The top 100 outfielders has been updated.

Steven Brault – Out for a month with an arm injury. Pirates shouldn’t have invested in all NFTs — non-functioning tossers.

Jose Rojas – Looks like he will break camp with the team. That’s Jose Rojas, not Josh Rojas. That’s gonna be fun for comments this year, and not at all confusing. Jose Rojas is a corner man prospect who hit 31 HRs and .293 in Triple-A *whispering* and he’s 28 years old. That screams to me Quad-A, and I’m not sure where he’s going to play, but you know I’m a cyclops with a monocle.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Was dealing with a shoulder injury, but all signs point to him being fine and I just fainted, levitated back off the ground while cackling quietly as I was placed into my bed. In all seriousness, this is the kind of thing the club can say “he’s great,” then he hits 15 homers all year and in November they say his shoulder was bothering him. Kill me now.

Kyle Freeland – Dealing with a left shoulder strain. Can we see Rick Porcello sign with the Rockies? For the s’s and the g’s.

Khris Davis – Out for around a month with a quad strain. That’s a shame. *almost instantly* Put Leody at DH and let’s get that SAGNOF!

Justin Wilson – Dealing with shoulder tightness. Where we at with the over/under date that the entire league’s pitchers are out with arm/shoulder injuries? May 1st?

Alex Kirilloff – Optioned to the alternate training site. Wow, those Twins are cheap! I also said the previous while watching an episode of Botched. In my top 80 outfielders, I have Kirilloff down for 332 ABs, so, yeah, I didn’t change anything. You’re gonna have to stash him for a few weeks, if you want to draft him.

George Springer – Grade II oblique strain, which sounds bad, and makes it laughably optimistic when the Jays say he’s going to be fine for the opening series. But, ya know what, I’m gonna be laughably optimistic because I’ve already drafted him. If more news emerges, I will adjust my top 20 outfielders.

Robbie Ray – Fell and injured his elbow. On and off the field, Ray can’t control his walks.

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Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Just had my draft tonight and think I did pretty damn good. I had keepers on Xander and Adalberto Mondesi. And then I took Lindor with my first pick…. and then I just couldn’t help myself when Tim Anderson was there in the fifth round!

So now I have 4 top-10 SS with only three slots for them to occupy: SS, IF and UTIL.

As my team currently stands, I am pretty balanced on offense with a lot of speed/avg guys as well as a couple big boppers. I’m going to try to trade at least one of my SS for a solid SP.

I know it’s somewhat of a loaded question, but if you had to trade one of them, who would it be? It’s worth mentioning that with the keeper rules in my league, if I kept Mondesi again next year, he’d replace my second round pick – which as of now I don’t think is worth doing.

So I’m leaning toward Mondesi being the odd man out… let me know what ya think! Btw, 12-team H2H with QS.

Thanks!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Hey Grey,

I just finished my draft – how’d my team turn out? I think I’m light on speed and maybe average? Xander fell to pick #42 so I took him even though that left me with 2 shortstops. Thanks for the great content and info throughout the site!

C- Kelly
1B- Olson
2B- Muncy
3B- Devers
SS- Story
OF- Bellinger
OF- Laureano
OF- Santander
UTIL- Bogaerts
BN- Solak
BN- Kyle Lewis

SP- Woodruff, Ryu, Sonny, Means, Eovaldi
RP- Karinchak, Holland, Pagan, Gallegos, Wittgren

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

I just dealt Eloy (8th rd value, 3 years left) for Andrew Vaughn (20th rd value, 4 years left. Thoughts?
Thanks!

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Was hesitant to move Eloy, but I felt the value was there. Thank you again!!

leon
leon
1 year ago

16 man dynasty. 6×6. walks counting stats.

Shogo Akiyama is a FA. wondering if hes worth picking up and stashing. i liked him, but obviously playing time has lost his value.

Thurman
Thurman
1 year ago

drafted this team last night… thoughts? 12-team 5×5 h2h league with obp/s+h

C. Isiah Kiner-Falefa
1B. Miguel Sano
2B. Ketel Marte
SS. Adalberto Mondesi
3B. Yoan Moncada
CI. Matt Chapman
MI. Xander Bogaerts
OF. Mike Trout
OF. Ramon Laureano
OF. Raimel Tapia
OF. Trey Mancini
UT. Ke’bryan Hayes
UT. Rowdy Tellez
BN. Jared Walsh

SP. Blake Snell
SP. Kenta Maeda
SP. Jesus Luzardo
SP. Kevin Gausman
SP. Chris Paddack
SP. John Means
SP. Tyler Mahle
SP. Griffin Canning
SP. Nathan Eovaldi
SP. Dane Dunning
RP. Richard Rodriguez
RP. Aaron Bummer
RP. Stefan Crichton
RP. Andres Munoz
RP. Tony Gonsolin

Thurman
Thurman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeahhh those 2 were around a period where there was no one that i really liked at all. trying to work on some trades to get some more power. we’ll see.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

If Isiah Kisner-Felefa has C eligibility and I can very unfairly use him at that position where would you put him in overall top 20 catchers? Steamers likes his steal potential!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: had my draft last night. 5 x 5, weekly roto with three keepers per team. as usual, think i went a little heavy on upside and could probably use more bench arms, but would love your thoughts. thanks!

C – C Kelly
1B – Vlad
2B – Cronenworth
3B – Moncada
SS – Story
OF – Acuna
OF – K Lewis
OF – Blackmon
DH – Bichette
SP – L Castillo, Plesac, Luzardo, Urias, Gausman
RP – Pressly, Holland

Bench Bats – D Moore, F Reyes, A Vaughn, J India, Julio Rodriguez, Chisholm
Bench Pitchers – Bassitt, May, T Antone
IL – Sale

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

@Grey: 12, sorry bout that….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

@Grey: yeah, definitely need some sagnof help. which two do you like from here? dolis, kennedy, crick, wittgren, fairbanks, bush and sims.

thanks!

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

I’m a fan of J-Ram, but concerned about the Run and RBI projections I see everywhere being and not taking into account the really weak lineup – no one around him to help counting stats. They also haven’t done anything this spring.

1. If you were to adjust your projections, what would they be?

2. Would you take him in the first or early second round over Belli?

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

1. During the first few rounds of the draft do you draft the best player/projections regardless of position or draft for to fill the best player for position need?

2. Should SB a preferred draft strategy in early rounds?

I’m in a 6 team roto – C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, 4 OF, 2 UTIL, 4 SP, 2 P , 2 RP and 4 bench.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

Tapia

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

Howdy. In a 10-team 6×6 w/OPS and Holds, I had Eloy. I already wasn’t sold on Schwarber being in my lineup at OF, but it seems I now need to commit to him in my LF slot, with Dylan Moore or Taveras in the generic OF slot.

Pos Player
C Willson Contreras
1B Max Muncy
2B Ketel Marte
3B Rafael Devers
SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
INF Jared Walsh
LF Kyle Schwarber
CF Cody Bellinger
RF Charlie Blackmon
OF Dylan Moore
UT Yordan Alvarez

Bench
SS Jorge Polanco
3B Alec Bohm
OF Eloy Jimenez (not yet dropped)
UT Jesse Winker
CF Leody Taveras

Right now the only LF eligible option I have is Schwarber. Winker should gain eligibility eventually, but the rules require 20 games last year or 10 this year for eligibility. I should have changed that considering the brevity of 2020 but didn’t think of it until after the draft started.

When I drop Eloy (redraft, so I don’t see a reason to hold in IL), LF eligible add options include David Peralta, Tapia, Benintendi. Would you endorse Peralta in this shituation (until he is invariably hurt)?

Here’s my pitching (again, we have Holds added to the standard 5 cats.):

Kevin Gausman
Hyun Jin Ryu
Brandon Woodruff
Jose Alvarado
Archie Bradley
Aaron Bummer
Trevor May
Emilio Pagan
Ryan Pressly
Sonny Gray (expect to IL to start season)
German Marquez
Keone Kela
IL Noah Syndergaard

On the trade front, does a particular LF target or offering come to mind?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Appreciate all of your work in making draft prep easy on the rest of us. Had my first of 3 drafts in the next 3 days tonight. Yahoo 12 team standard 5×5. As always, followed your advice and loaded up on offense and targetted the value pitchers later. Had the 8th pick and just missed Soto by one spot due to pitchers going early. Obviously wasn’t expecting to get him at 8, but did get my hopes up when he was still there 1 pick before me. Would love to get your thoughts on my team. Here’s what I ended up with…

1. (8) Trevor Story (Col – SS)
2. (17) Bryce Harper (Phi – OF)
3. (32) Luis Robert (CWS – OF)
4. (41) Rafael Devers (Bos – 3B)
5. (56) Pete Alonso (NYM – 1B)
6. (65) Kenta Maeda (Min – SP,RP)
7. (80) Ketel Marte (Ari – 2B,SS,OF)
8. (89) Dinelson Lamet (SD – SP)
9. (104) Matt Chapman (Oak – 3B)
10. (113) Sonny Gray (Cin – SP)
11. (128) Dylan Moore (Sea – 2B,3B,SS,OF)
12. (137) Pablo López (Mia – SP)
13. (152) Sixto Sánchez (Mia – SP)
14. (161) Kyle Lewis (Sea – OF)
15. (176) Marco Gonzales (Sea – SP)
16. (185) Richard Rodríguez (Pit – RP)
17. (200) Eric Hosmer (SD – 1B)
18. (209) Andrés Giménez (Cle – 2B,3B,SS)
19. (224) Joakim Soria (Ari – RP)
20. (233) Noah Syndergaard (NYM – SP)
21. (248) John Means (Bal – SP)
22. (257) Nick Wittgren (Cle – RP)
23. (272) Mitch Garver (Min – C)

Used the war room tool which I always find to be really helpful. Ended up with 119% on runs, 160% on HRs, 128% on RBIs, 80% on steals and 99% on AVG. The yahoo projections have me in 1st in the post-draft steals projection despite only having 2 bench bats while most of the league took 4 or more. Saw the news on Lewis potentially missing time, but figured he was still worth the upside potential at 161. Hopefully a bone bruise isn’t something that will sideline him for very long if he does end up on the DL.

On pitching stats, the war room at me at 75% on Ws, 96% on Ks, 95% on ERA (3.61),109% on WHIP (1.14) and 53% on saves. Grabbed Syndergard to DL and Wittgren late in hopes he ends up with the job. Dolis is available on waivers, would you grab him or wait to see how that situation shakes out? I wanted Romano, but someone took him just before me. I don’t see anyone else worth grabbing yet for another saves option.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for weighing in Grey. I think this is the most power I’ve ever been able to assemble in a draft. Tapia, Villar, and Margot all went undrafted. Villar had double Tapia’s steal total last year (16 v 8) in the same amount of ABs, but I assume you aren’t high on him due to the lack of playing time. I assume you would go Tapia over Margot since he’s a good bit higher in your top 500. Once undrafted players clear waivers, I will grab Dolis and Tapia.

Have another yahoo pro league (I think they are calling them something else now) and a long running redraft league tomorrow night so I’ll be back to get more draft feedback. Thanks again and looking forward to another season.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

This ones for Ralph but also interesting end of draft…Tyler O’Neill has stolen 3 bases already (also hitting homers and avg but sb most interesting)

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Grey – would love to know your thoughts on my team. Also should I drop Clase for Wittigren for Cleveland Saves?
League was keeper snake draft 12 teams. 5×5 (R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP… K, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV).
Also – I didn’t draft Bieber or Woodruff high. They were late round keepers and I lost a few early rounds of picks from trades last season.

C- Elias Diaz
C – No one
1b – Max Muncy
2B – Loudres Gurriel
SS – Francisco Lindor
3B – Mike Moustakas
CI – Dylan Moore
MI – Ty France
OF – Luis Robert
OF – Nick Castlellanos
OF – Kyle Lewis
OF – Franmil Reyes
OF – Anthony Standander
Util – Open for now… will pick up once IL spot open ups
Bench: Wander Franco

SPs: Shane Bieber, Brandon Woodruff, Sonny Gray, Pablo Lopez, Chris Bassit, Patrick Corbin, Nate Peason, Noah Syndngaard
RPs: Drew Pomeranz, Daniel Bard, Gregory Soto, Taylor Rogers, Emannuel Clase, Devin Williams

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

I drafted Garver in a standard yahoo redraft league.

Kiner-Falefa is available, as is Posey and Molina. Should I make a swap?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fleeced
1 year ago

If you need steals, get Falefa. If you need HRs then stick with Garver

Fleeced
Fleeced
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks all. Actually I see that Carson Kelly is available as well. Make that swap or hold?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Fleeced
1 year ago

You have to get him. The gyro. Its yahoo. Do it.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

Fantrax.com sucks . Go to yahoo.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

Guess we’ll have to draft a 3rd time. This is gay.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

Yahoo is better. Put the rcls there.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

Why do we use shifty fantrax.com anyways?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

It sucks.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

@matttruss

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Grey-

In a 10 team H2H category league. Looking for maybe another solid arm. Would you suggest dropping any of these guys for one of the pitchers available?
My pitching staff..
Woodruff
Burnes
Luzardo
Plesac
Mahle
Marco Gonzalez
Gonsolin

Available arms…
Urquidy
Dustin May
C. Javier
D. German
Triston McKenzie
MadBum
Manaea
Odorizzi
Eovaldi
Matt Boyd
Skubal
Taijuan Walker
Drew Smyly

Appreciate your feedback. Thanks a sh!t ton!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. I’m really hoping Gonsolin can somehow find his way into the rotation

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

And now Kyle Lewis may miss significant time with a deep bone bruise, is nothing sacred?!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: any particular closers youve been targeting or have found yourself with multiple shares of? sagnof!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

14T h2h k/9

Rotation:
Ryu
Bassitt
Means
C Mart
Quintana
Archer
Soroka
Peralta
Trevor Rogers

Like Alzolay over any of these?

Thanks Grey

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Oh man. Santander dealing with an oblique issue apparently.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Well shit…first Eloy, now this guy…

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

Grey and Razzball Community,

I’m in a 10 Team, NL-Only H2H 5×5 (OBP)

Looking at my current roster, which move would you make given my current roster? The player I’d drop is Spencer Howard. I appreciate your thoughts/suggestions.

A. Hold and wait for Howard to come back from AAA, whenever that is. He’s a possible $1 keeper. Do you think he’s promising enough?

B. Pick up one of Pillar, Newman, Cooper, Longoria, J. Harrison (will be starting 3B as Kieboom sent down to AAA) so that I can always have a full lineup if/when my platooners (Moran/Slater/Hilliard/Locastro) are sitting.

C. Pick up a reliver. One of Alvarado, Hudson, A. Miller, or Suter (saves league, not holds).

CA Molina
1B Aguilar
2B Escobar
3B Bohm
SS Cronenworth
INF Moran
OF Acuña, Harper, Davis, Hilliard
Util Slater
B Locastro,

SP Corbin, Paddack, I. Anderson, Gausman, Alcantara, Marquez, Tr. Rodgers
RP Kimbrel, Bard
B Rainey, Howard

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! I wish I could hold Howard. I’d need a DL spot filled to keep him though.

Go Longo over Alvarado or the other way? I might lose 10-15 ABs per week if I don’t pick up Longo, don’t you think?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I need Hilliard and Slater to have everyday jobs, HA! I’m guessing I take the wait and see approach for now I guess.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Matt Barnes got the ‘rona. Boooo. At least I could IL him and grab Morejon. Yay!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Hey Kemosabe,

In a 10 team H2H category league. Looking for maybe another solid arm. Would you suggest dropping any of these guys for one of the pitchers available?
My pitching staff..
Woodruff
Burnes
Luzardo
Plesac
Mahle
Marco Gonzalez
Gonsolin
Edwin Diaz
Colome

Available arms…
Urquidy
Dustin May
C. Javier
D. German
Triston McKenzie
MadBum
Manaea
Odorizzi
Eovaldi
Matt Boyd
Skubal
Taijuan Walker
Drew Smyly

Appreciate your feedback. Thanks a sh!t ton!

ERad
ERad
1 year ago

Voit partial meniscus tear – out 4-6 weeks.

You think he’s still worth keeping in the 12th round?

10 team league with 5 keepers each, so he still has some value there.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Now that Nick Anderson is officially on IL, i need a replacement. I narrowed my list down to 2 guys
A.J. Minter/RP/ATL
Matt Foster/RP/CWS

Who should I pick up?

Thanks as always

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

1. what to do with deivi Garciia?(got him for $1) really need the roster spot and i know he’ll be up before April is over…he worth keeping? so I can watch him turn into the next severin
OR
2. do I try to package him and someone else for franmil or schwarber? the guy that drafted both franmil and Schwarber hate them. so I may be able to pull something off. I need some HR/RBI for shore.
thanks

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 QS OPS Redraft Daily

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated after I drafted from the 1 slot

C S. Murphy
1B Bell
2B Moore
SS Seager
3B Devers
OF Acuna
OF S. Marte
OF Santander
UT Semien
BE Mancini
BE Cronenworth

SP Lynn
SP Bundy
SP McCullers
SP Morton
SP Gausman
SP Mahle
SP Means
SP Framber (Hoping for good update)

RP Garrett
RP Bass
RP Bradley

Thanks in advance for your feedback

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: any concerns with kyle lewis’ knee injury? in a keeper, you still keeping lewis in the 23rd round over kyle tucker in the 18th?

thanks!

P_Swayze_OnAHorse
P_Swayze_OnAHorse
1 year ago

Me, 10 days ago, about to roll into the season with a Betts/Jimenez/Springer outfield: “Oh, F YES!!!”

Me, today: FML

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
1 year ago

Better stash? Garrett Hampson or Jazz Chishomie? It’s a keeper league but both would be more or less bench bats. Thanks! Marco Gonzales would be by only other cut.

packers2018
packers2018
1 year ago

GM Grey.

As I was preparing for two drafts today I noticed that W. Smith of Atl at 222 of your top 500 had LAD as his team. I know how you like things correct is the only reason I’m pointing it out.

Jake Kimball
Jake Kimball
1 year ago

Hi, Let me know which side of this keeper trade you’d want. 6×6 with OPS, it’s a complicated auction,but showing the round equivalent for keepers.

Side A

Machado (1)

Patrick Corbin (2)

Eddie Rosario (3)

Side (B)

Devers (5)

Eloy (7)

Eduardo Rodriguez (12)

THanks

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Yo, Grey! How’s it hanging? So I drew the 1st pick in a dynasty draft. 2nd year in I’m taking over for the worst team ever. Anyways I’m looking at Kyle Lewis, Javy Baez, Sixto, Bohm…any preferences? I’m leaning Kyle or Javy…

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Shoot me straight my man…Here’s my results from today’s draft. 12 Team dynasty keep forever..I drafted from scratch with another team the rest didn’t pick till rd 4 or so

C-To Be Named Later
1b-Bohm
2B-Biggio
SS Bichette
3B- Edman
LF- Arozrena
CF-Lewis
RF- Franmill
Util-Carlson

Bench Hicks, Solack, Jazz, Riley NA- Kelenic

SP- Sixto, McCalluers, Keller, Eilser, Gos, Evovaldi

RP- Amir, Hicks, Romano

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks brotha. Definitely feel like it’s a play for next year type of club. I’ll be working the phones of some deals shortly I’m sure haha

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

How much are you guys paying for tickets where you’re at? I was going to get tickets for my brother and I a few days ago and they wanted a hundred bucks each. Maybe cause it’s opening day but fuck that. These idiots will probably be playing Owings. You want 100 for that bullshit? I’m going to check prices for other games and see. I’ll report back.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

80 fucking bucks. Are they retarded?

P_Swayze_OnAHorse
P_Swayze_OnAHorse
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Take a look at what Cubs tickets go for.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  P_Swayze_OnAHorse
1 year ago

It’s so dumb. I’ll be a sucka and pay but wth? I haven’t been to a game forever. I guess they think they can do whatever they want.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Big Daddy Sano cranks one out 458 feet. He’s now 5-37 for Spring. This is how it is.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The greatest teacher, failure is.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If no mistake you have made, losing you are.
A different game you should play

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Love being the straight man for you guys.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hear me out…Carlos Rodon at the back of the draft…

Also, what do you think about going pretty hard for Amir Garrett as a second or third closer?

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
1 year ago

On our all Grey team (15 team Auction 5×5 with OBP rather than average) we bought Gallen, Eloy and LeClerc. Brutal. So yesterday we were forced to trade Maeda for Wil Myers, Bard and Gonsolin. It was the best we could do. The trade analyzer was meh about it, I hate Dodger pitchers. With 15 teams the Free Agent list is bare. We do have Sexy Dr Pepper, Story , Snell, Bundy, Hosmer and a host of value guys.
I must say, after 33 years of a live auction league, Zoom auctions suck. Best to you for a successful year

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team keeper with QS and K/BB

1) How would you rank these pitching options: Pearson (DL stash), Kukuchi, Puk, Rodon, Mize, CMart, Dunning, D Jeffres, Morejon

2) For my one bench bat, hold G Hampson or drop for: O’Neil, Dahl, Polanco, Naylor, Baddoo

3) Best options for SVHLD: Bard, Treinen, Y Garcia, Sims, Dolis, Bummer, Alvarado, Duffey

Thanks and have a great weekend!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Skubal wasn’t an option…were you thinking of someone else?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ha thanks man!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Upside bench guy

India or Hays?

Happy Friday!

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6. Another manager wants to trade a SS for Pitching, I need your advice on a beneficial trade offer. We do not have a bench, so it will need to be position for position-1 Position and 1-Pitcher…thanks
He has-Turner, Correa, Mondesi, Carrasco, Civale, Mahle as options
I have-Biggio, Muncy, Moustakas, Darvish, Bauer, Berrios, Bundy,Gausman, Musgrove

happyharry
happyharry
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

how bout his Turner or Mondesi and Mahle
for My Bauer and Mous…sound fair?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

how’s this one look very deep 16 teamer (and max 1750 innings, SP 8 is a streamer slot), OPS, total bases, hits, QS, holds added roto. keep 4 at previous season’s end of season FP ADP’s.

C realmuto (rudy’s right, OPS rater for yahoo has the catchers higher, esp him, albeit i didn’t overpay for SS later and am weakest there from doing this, 58th)
1B freeman (K, 2nd round)
2B happ (3B/LF/CF, K 18th round)
SS j.polanco (depth charts have him as starter again at 2B, 199th)
3B son of donald (135, OPS rater also loves him still)
CI riley (3B/OF, 231st)
MI wong (314th)
LF soto (RF, K, 1st round)
CF springer (RF, 39th)
RF grisham (all OF, first speed grab, but was 3rd overall on board at the time, 90th)
OF schwarber (LF, sat at top of board for a while, also loved by OPS rater compared to ADP, 167th)
util (3): leodys (CF, 250th)
– tellez (1B, 327th)
– moran (forgot to move up india, even though it’s been like a week or something that we knew he’s starting at 3B, 1-3B on moran, 410th)

NA (2): brujan (2B, 346th), j-rod (RF, 391st, of course b.witt and his 37 or 57 at bats in low A from media hype went far higher, meanwhile this guy could be up at same time as kelenic (also far higher drafted)

SP: lynn (K, 8th round, was gallen in same round, changed it)
– s.gray (71st)
– g.marquez (154th)
– kluber (218th)
– eovaldi (263rd)
– j-mont (359th)
– odorizzi (378th)

RP (max 6):
– pressly (103)
– kimbrel (186)
– clase (295)
– alvarado (423)
– britton (442nd, we got tons of DL slots and he’ll be back later, can fill like j.smith (seems like 8th inning now at HOU or somebody else (wick, w.harris, bush, kennedy, t.rogers (SF) etc)

so i’ll add a streamer SP and a BN bat: r.nunez, c.dick, naylor, shaw, odor, cave, quinn, j.iglesias (this might be last SS starter better than jp crawford/NEWman! left out there. o.arcia doesn’t appear to be starting just now either).

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

site is goofy (but back, was out for i don’t know how long, tried 3 devices and both home internet and 5G phone, so wasn’t me). now 3 messages still at top of screen and had to try to input above comment 3 times till it worked.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

the errors messages at top of screen are gone now. seems to be slowly getting back to normal

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

it might not have been very long. but i haven’t seen one of those for a while.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I can’t even…

Kyle Lewis not in the line up again. Servais to talk to the media any minute.

Slimbo
Slimbo
1 year ago

What’s up buddy glad to be back for some ball!!

For this year who do you like more?
CJ cron or Villar

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

India stole 3rd(!) base. The radio guys were saying he’s really, really fast. Interesting. Did not know he had any of that in his game. Boy that would be something if he had 20 bags in him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Classic MadBum. Gave up a lead homer to Winker, got pissed off and K’d the side.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Squeezed by the home plate up. Couple of bloopers.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

7 Ks..four of them looking

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Hey Grey
#1 . If a MLB team knows a player is going to start the season on the ILwhy do most wait till right before the season starts before they put him on the IL. It really screws up my roster and my chance to get another FA to take his place (Just had to vent)
#2 I drafted Alex Kirilloff before he was sent down. Should I drop him or wait til maybe May to see if he comes up to the show.
Thanks Grey

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Understood do you think he will be productive and worth it

Chet
Chet
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How about 3 years from now?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
1 year ago

Lost eloy for the year, am I still competing or am I screwed? 14 teams. Offense feels sketchy without eloy now. Thoughts?

1B-vaughn
2B-hiura
3B-hayes
SS-baez
OF-trout
OF-bellinger
OF- haniger
Util- franmil
Util-riley
Bench- kelenic
Bench- jd davis

P- Lynn, paddack, gausman, mahle, eilesner hernandez, jordan montgomery, liam hendricks, amir garrett, jose alvarado

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My OF needs it. Baseball needs it!!

Thesportsguy
Thesportsguy
1 year ago

10 team AL 5×5 with K…13% inflation, can only keep this year

Keep AJ Puk at $3 or throw him back?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Jake Bauers celebrates winning the 1st base job by dropping a pop fly from the first hitter in the game. Smooth move by the Clevelands.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Hampson steals second and third. 6 steals in the spring.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep yep

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Did he really win it over Bradley? Good one, Cleveland

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Big Magoo
1 year ago

He really did. And apparently Yu Chang is the next man up at second for them. Tito said he’s been their best hitter in camp.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Next man up at first that is.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Lots of interesting arms working today. Freddie P, Trevor Rogers, Logan Allen, Ryan Weathers.

Weathers is somebody to keep an eye on. He’s got good stuff and he’s very polished for a 21 year old. I guess having a former MLB pitcher for a dad will do that. I think if he pitches well today he’s probably breaking camp. He’s on the 40 man and with Strahm out and Morejon in the 5th slot he’d fit well as their swing guy.

At this point if the Padres have anybody go down, he’s probably in line to get a good number of starts. Everybody looks at Gore, but he’s had control problems and while Weathers may not have the same upside, he’s also a more finished product at the moment.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

holy shit that is spot on!

I think Morejon should get there.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you think this Morejon fellow could be relevant in 14 teamers?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

For sure, Steve. I grabbed a couple of shares in my 15 team DCs.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Big Magoo
1 year ago

Nice one – thanks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you drop Odorizzi to pick him up? I already have Ryu, Lynn, Corbin, Urias, Eovaldi and Means.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Could always drop Eloy! *sob*

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Morejon is going to have a nice year, I think. Misses a ton of bats, is starting out in the rotation, great situation in SD. He’s part of my bold predictions, but not my boldest (hint: it’s the bonus prediction)

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Gr~ey, you are handsome, and I enjoy your mustache enormously, but 2 questions…

1) Best pickup? Dane Dunning, Tarik Skubal, Daulton Jefferies

2) Stupid question but best guess when we see Luis Patino come back?

Thanks, have a great weekend!

Will
Will
1 year ago

Good news on Sonny Gray (per RW) – Sonny Gray (back) threw about 30 pitches in a simulated game Friday.

Gray hasn’t pitched in a Cactus League game in more than three weeks, but he resumed throwing off a mound nearly a week ago and got to face hitters Friday, saying afterward that “today was a great day and I feel good moving forward.” The right-hander obviously isn’t built up enough to be ready for Opening Day, but it certainly appears that he is trending in the right direction.

Chet
Chet
1 year ago

Hey, Grey!

12 Team H2H 5×5 Dynasty League.

Is Jordan Hicks worth keeping over one of the following players?

Carlos Carrasco, Luis Severino, Chris Sale, and Noah Syndergaard

Our Keeper deadline is fast approaching and I don’t have a closer, but I’m not sure Hicks is worth keeping over the above list of injured SPs.

Thanks!

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

5×5 Roto Dynasty

Tommy Edman for my Josh Donaldson and Chris Sale or hold.

Altuve is my starting 2B currently, Donaldson is not a starter.

MattTruss
Editor
1 year ago

Someone dropped out of this free RCL drafting 3/27 at 8 PM ET if anyone wants to grab a spot:

https://www.fantrax.com/newui/fantasy/joinLeague.go?leagueId=8otyacolkm2dxbky&isSubmit=y

Still 3 spots in the money RCL up above!

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Hello Grey,
12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Your advice on a Catcher, yeah I know, but it’s a two catcher league. I kept Sal Perez, drafted Danny Jansen. Would you pick up one of these WW and drop Jansen?
Ramos, A. Kirk, T. Murphy or E. Diaz…..thanks Man!

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

any worry about jose abreu? he got covid last month and i know its just spring training but hes been awful for 46 at bats in spring.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

Grey,

I’m seeing Gregory Polanco near the bottom of your Top 500. You used to be so high on him. I know he had an awful 2020 and had the wrist issue this offseason, but he’s seemingly healthy and hitting this spring. What would you need to see in the regular season, and for how long, to make you a believer again?

Thanks in advance.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Eovaldi getting the Opening Day start for the Sawx. Ed has dead arm.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Santander not playing for third straight day (monocle emoji)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No reason given, most other regulars playing. Not ideal!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Randos on the Twitter speculating that he’s being traded to the White Sox haha

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

One rando actually!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sounds like it’s no big deal. Sun best reporter says he’s taken a ton of ABs on the back field the last few days so he’s resting.

Of course he could be making the whole thing up like that reporter in The Wire that fabricated the story about the homeless people and won the Pulitzer lol

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

Hey Gray! H2H points league with a 10 start max per week… I usually like to carry 6 guys I trust and stream a spot or two (only 3 pickups a week!) to hit that minimum, but I feel like I really let pitching get away from me.

C- Gary Sanchez
1st- Freeman
2nd- Biggio
3rd- Arenado
SS- Seager
OF- Gurriel Jr.
OF- Arozarena
OF- Kyle Lewis
OF- Solak
UTIL- Alonso
UTIL – Voit
BENCH Stanton

Hyun-Jin Ryu Tor, SP
Tyler Glasnow TB, SP
Trevor Bauer LAD, SP
Corey Kluber NYY, SP
Nathan Eovaldi Bos, SP
Madison Bumgarner Ari, SP
Carlos Martinez StL, SP
Richard Rodriguez Pit, RP
David Price LAD, RP
Lucas Sims Cin, RP
Kwang-Hyun Kim StL, SP
Jose Leclerc Tex, RP
Tyler Duffey Min, RP

Obviously backed myself into a corner with 1st base and Stanton at DH. I’ve been offered Freeman for Harper, but wondering if it’s smarter to try to flip one of the 1st baseman for an arm. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

We had our auction draft last night and a trade offer came my way in my keeper salary cap auction league and wanted your thoughts on the offer.

I give up:

Michael Conforto/OF/NYM ($19)

I get:

Alex Dickerson/OF/SF ($17)
$25 in cap space
2nd rd pick in our minor league draft this winter

Would you make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

here is his roster. Who would he have to give up to make it work?

C James McCann (NYM) $26.00
C Christian Vazquez (BOS) $13.00
1B/3B Jeimer Candelario (DET) $5.00
1B/3B Yandy Diaz (TB) $12.00
1B/2B/SS/OF Kiki Hernandez (BOS) $13.00
1B/3B Nate Lowe (TEX) $8.00
1B Anthony Rizzo (CHC) $20.00
2B/3B/SS Donovan Solano (SF) $17.00
3B Justin Turner (LAD) $16.00
SS Nick Ahmed (ARI) $10.00
SS Andrelton Simmons (MIN) $11.00
OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (MIL) $17.00
OF Kole Calhoun (ARI) $7.00
OF Alex Dickerson (SF) $17.00
OF Aaron Hicks (NYY) $18.00
OF Max Kepler (MIN) $11.00
OF Andrew McCutchen (PHI) $21.00
OF Joc Pederson (CHC) $9.00
OF Victor Reyes (DET) $12.00
OF Austin Slater (SF) $10.00
OF Mike Yastrzemski (SF) $12.00
SP/RP Tyler Alexander (DET) $8.00
SP Chris Archer (TB) $9.00
SP Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) $17.00
SP/RP Kevin Gausman (SF) $14.00
SP Zack Greinke (HOU) $20.00
SP J.A. Happ (MIN) $7.00
SP Kyle Hendricks (CHC) $17.00
SP Cristian Javier (HOU) $15.00
SP Brad Keller (KC) $7.00
SP Joe Musgrove (SD) $13.00
SP Jake Odorizzi (HOU) $7.00
SP Zach Plesac (CLE) $13.00
SP/RP Cal Quantrill (CLE) $9.00
SP Julio Teheran (DET) $5.00
SP/RP Alex Wood (SF) $6.00
RP Stefan Crichton (ARI) $24.00
RP Chris Devenski (ARI) $10.00
RP Kevin Ginkel (ARI) $5.00
RP Joe Kelly (LAD) $6.00
RP Corey Knebel (LAD) $11.00
RP Adam Ottavino (BOS) $15.00
RP Hansel Robles (MIN) $8.00
RP Joely Rodriguez (TEX) $6.00

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

to move conforto

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This should be fun.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what player should I ask for along with the $25 in cash and the 2nd rd pick in order to move Conforto, if has anyone worth it

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i think I am going to pass right now

captain obvious
captain obvious