It’s the Winter Meetings, Part 2:  This Time Free Agents Are Really Signing.  Starring as Eric Hosmer is Turtle!

Starring as Wil Myers is your goofy friend from high school who now works for Enterprise Rent-A-Car:

Trailer Voice, “What if all of MLB’s owners weren’t in collusion….But just the rich teams!”  In the last few days, the Padres, Twins and Rays got some deals done, which is kinda like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.  Some ‘perts will likely move Hosmer down in their rankings, but I always assumed Hosmer would be a Padre, and ranked and projected him as one in my top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.  There, I said, “Here’s what I will say when Hosmer signs, “I made the case last year that Hosmer was Joey Votto Jr.  I called him Kangaroo Embryo.  I just thought of a kangaroo wearing a Kangol, but I’ve never thought about an alligator wearing an Izod shirt, I’ll have to discuss this with my shrink.  At one point, Wil Myers said he’d move to the outfield for Eric Hosmer to come to the Padres, and I thought to myself, “If I were Hosmer, I’d tell Myers to please not do me any favors.”  San Diego is like the Trojan Horse of cities (for baseball and just visiting).  It’s like this, “Oh, man, San Diego is gorgeous.  What’s this, 77 degrees every day?  I can get used to this!”  Five minutes later, “I am bored out of mind.”  Five minutes after, “Damn, can we get out of here?”  Ten minutes after that, “If I see one more white person in flip-flops I’m going to readily embrace going to Tijuana.”  Any hoo!  Hosmer isn’t exactly a home run hitter.  His fly balls were goofy low last year for a guy with 25 homers.  He was the third lowest for fly balls (22.2%), fourth highest ground balls and the 29th lowest for Hard Contact.  He does hit a decent amount of line drives, and feels like a 23-26 homer guy with a few more fly balls.  He might be Kangaroo Embryo this year, but to emulate Joey Votto Jr. he’s going to need to elevate the ball more.”  And that’s me quoting future me!”  And that’s me quoting me quoting future me!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for 2018 fantasy baseball:

Jake Odorizzi – Traded to the TwinsTwins ordered eggs Odorizzi, but all I see is:

I see no discernible change from Tampa to Minny.  Odorizzi’s home ERA in his career was 3.40 in 384+ IP vs. 4.35 in away games, but it’s relatively standard for a guy to pitch better at home.  Everyone’s better at home — you sleep in your own bed, you’re in front of your own fans, you’re able to make eggs into boobs at your favorite greasy-spoon diner.  Odorizzi is still in a tier to draft late in the top 80 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball.

Anibal Sanchez – Signed with the Twins to bridge the gap to Ervin Santana’s return.  Shame the Twins refuse to give Stephen Gonsalves an opportunity, since he’s going to be 24 years old and a top 100 prospect.  That should read, “Twins’ refuse to give Stephen Gonsalves an opportunity.”  Alas, the Twins signed a 34-year-old with a 6.41 ERA last year.

C.J. Cron – Traded to the Rays, as they DFA’d Corey Dickerson.  Um, huh?  I mean, I like C.J. Cron, but the Rays DFA’d arguably their best hitter?  Rays are trying to prove Marlins aren’t the only Florida team that can tank.  How about this, Rays scheduled Cron job at 1B but I just C-Dick.  This is great news for Cron since he’ll no longer have to fight The Sciosciapath’s worst instincts….Actually, might be The Sciosciapath’s best instinct all those years to bench Cron, which is still good news for Cron.  Finally, Cron gets to become Napoli away from The Sciosciapath.  In my top 20 1st basemen, I moved Cron up and his projections.

Corey Dickerson – As mentioned above, Dickerson was DFA’d by the Rays.  Ya know, the Rays best hitter.  Trailer Voice, “Since the rich teams were in collusion, then the poor teams decided to become…poorer!”  Cut to:  Rays pouring their best players out onto the curb.  “Not that kind of poorer, but okay!”  I haven’t yet moved Dickerson in my rankings, because he won’t be without a team for long.

Chris Carter – After trading away Cron, the Angels decided to sign Carter, aka the Wakandan C.J. Cron.  Apparently, Black Panther really impacted the AngelsShane Victorino wished they had just watched Moana.

Krispie Young – Signed with the Angels to act as a left-handed bat.  With signing of Chris B. Young, Angels fans now have a reason to call Kaleb Cowart, “Kale B.”

Yasmani Grandal – Dave Roberts announced Grandal would be the starting catcher, against at least righties.  I.e., the Dodgers would’ve won the World Series if they started Grandal.  In my top 20 catchers, I’ve adjusted Grandal and Barnes.

Ryon Healy – Out 4-6 weeks after having a bone spur removed from his hand.  Healy feels to me like one of those guys that always seems to have a chance to break out in December, then, by the time the season rolls around, he’s nursing something and fiddling-faddling up his value.  Mariners have two prominent examples of this type of player with Healy and Haniger.  The M’s also have the brother of the all-time king of this type of player.  Maybe Ben Gamel can get Mat on the phone to tell these guys what to avoid.  Since Healy was already down for less than 500 ABs, I haven’t yet moved him in my top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball, but I may still do it if he’s not back by end of the spring.

Eduardo Nunez – Signed with the Red Sox.  Solid landing spot for him (less so for J.D. Martinez.  Right now, J.D.’s at City Hall like, “Can I change my name from Just Dong to Job Damnit?”  Nunez will fill-in early on for Dustin Pedroia, then play all over the field, and all over the bench when he’s filling in for Hanley, who’s a solid sneeze away from a 60-day DL stint.  I haven’t moved Eduardo Nunez in my top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball, because he always seems to get his stats whether he has a starting job or not.

Danny SalazarIndians said Salazar is “a couple of weeks behind,” but that’s not true.  He’s a few weeks ahead of his first setback.  Salazar is in a pitching tier in my top 60 starters where I wouldn’t be drafting him, and this obviously doesn’t change that.

Seung Hwan Oh – Turned out the Rangers did not sign Oh, so I removed him from my top 500 for 2018 fantasy baseball.  Guess that means it’s his *pinkie to mouth* swan Seung.  I’m now back to Alex Claudio being in the lead for the Rangers’ closer job, but to say I’m confident in that is to say I’m lying to you.  Sorry, you’re just so trusting.

Edinson Volquez – Signed with the Rangers.  He will miss 2017 with Tommy John surgery, or as they call the surgery in Dr. James Andrews’ house, “Gimme dem duckets.”

Jason Vargas – Signed with the Mets to be their 5th starter, and will become their 2nd starter when three other currently unnamed Mets starters get hurt.  It’s kinda hilarious how the Mets said Vargas will be their 5th starter.  Why so funny?  Count with me:  deGrom, Syndergaard, Harvey, Wheeler and Gsellman.  They had five starters already, but they just assumed someone was already hurt.

Gerardo Parra – Underwent hamate bone surgery on February 16th and said he’d be ready on March 8th, i.e., he thinks he’s going in for a teeth cleaning.  Yo, Gerardo, your hands made of teeth?  You got teeth hands that you can just clean?  Seriously, three weeks for hamate bone surgery seems aggressive.  Parra’s already ranked fairly low in my top 500, so I didn’t adjust him (yet).

Andrew Cashner – Signed with the O’s.  It’s almost like the O’s front office is strategically putting together a pitching staff because they own a lot of Yankees hitters in their fantasy league.

   
  1. RJ says:
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    I’m higher on Wil Myers now because of this signing, definitely more counting numbers to come and finally has some protection in the lineup!

    Random question Grey:

    I was scrolling through your rookie outlooks post for this season and one guy caught my eye and I hope you can speak on him in a future prospect this offseason. Austin Hays.

    You have him projected for334 ABs, but if he wins a job out of spring training and you prorate your projections for him out to 600 ABs, this is his line: 97/30/120/.270/10

    Those are elite numbers and would instantly make him a must have in any format. Anyways thanks for the hard work Grey and I look forward to your future content!

    • RJ says:
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      @RJ: I meant future podcast* my bad lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RJ: Thanks! I know with Austin Hays, maybe he’s this year’s Trey Mancini… If he does have a starting job, seems favorite for AL ROY

  2. Louder than feeez says:
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    Edwardo Nunez gets 1/$4M with a $2M buyout and Hosmer gets 8/$144M. That makes zero sense to me.

  3. Earl says:
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    I have spot #9 in 5×5 12 team roto league for upcoming draft.

    I think my 1st round might come down to choice between staton and Mookie betts, maybe Bryce Harper. I believe Grey had them as Harper, betts and Stanton.

    Just looking for other opinions as to how you would select and why. Love Stanton for the obvious power but Betts looks attractive for perhaps 5 tool player.

    Thoughts??

    • Peacecoast says:
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      Damn I had Dickerson on my radar for later in the draft, suppose I still should depending where he lands. But seriously? 282/27/84/62 last year leading off what in the holy fuck? Is this just a sell off? How does DFA save them money?

      Anyway my fav part of your post:

      “He’s a few weeks ahead of his first setback”, hahaha

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Peacecoast: oops how did this end up here? Anyway please ignore this.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Earl: Do you have any keepers? How are you building your team? I think Grey will say anyone in the top 17 is fine to take. Personally I am keeping Dee Gordon so I would lean more towards elite power in my first round pick.
      I would go Harper myself. Seems to be more speed than people give credit for later in the draft this year.

      • Earl says:
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        @Peacecoast: I am in a 5×5 redraft, no keeper or dynasty

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Earl: I’d go Harper, Stanton, Betts. It’s really Personal preference though. Harper is in a contract year and gives average and pop. Stanton is hitting in a murderer’s row and should have a huge year. Betts is only guy that gives you a chance for 5 categories.

  4. mrbasketball says:
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    KEEPER LEAGUE NEED TO DROP 1 PLAYER HERE

    Austin Hays Bal – CF,RF

    Ryan McMahon Col – Util

    Adrián Béltre Tex – 3B

    Josh Hader Mil – RP

    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, NA

    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)

    • Earl says:
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      @mrbasketball: if you have 3b option, then I would perhaps drop Beltre and keep younger players with upside

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @mrbasketball: it would help a lot to know who your other keepers are.

      • mrbasketball says:
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        We keep 10 – Here are the rest – round 11 is where we start

        Ian Desmond Col – 1B,
        Jonathan Schoop Bal – 2B

        Manuel Margot SD – CF
        George Springer Hou – ,RF
        Yoenis Céspedes NYM – LF

        Álex Reyes StL – SP

        • mrbasketball says:
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          also – Lorenzo Cain Mil – CF

          • mrbasketball says:
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            16 TEAMS ALSO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrbasketball: When do you have to decide? I’m between McMahon and Hader

      • mrbasketball says:
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        They are going to want to draft in a week or 2 for sure = McMahon could be the next Aaron Judge ????? I do have an NA spot if you think he is the real deal – You did make a nice call on Judge last year

        • Grey

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          Broken clock is right twice a day, huh? McMahon could be a keeper, but I’d wait another week or two depending on how long you can… Rockies are the type to sign CarGo out of nowhere

  5. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    What’s crappening Grey? My slow dynasty draft starts today so I figured I should look at something…..and I missed you! Going to be in Jersey Wednesday night for work.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Noisey – You want in on the FCL this year? If so, drop me a line: trussellm at gmail dot com

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @MattTruss: Hey Truss! How soon do you need to know? I’ve been slacking this offseason, would need to catch up to even be competitive.

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          I mean, it’s just a free RCL, if you finish last we’ll just call you names in the comments section, haha. It’d be nice to get it filled in the next week so we could nail down a draft date. I’ve just been asking random frequent commenters, so first come first served. Shoot me an email if you decide you want in. There are 3 spots left I believe.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Mt. Laurel? Driving in Wednesday, meeting Thursday, and driving back that night so I’m gonna be chilling really.

        How’ve you been? Oh…(3) I got those Diadora and Raekwon “Purple Tapes”. Remember those joints I posted.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: You and your brightness. Those are sweet though. No, I never really looked at customs. Figured they were like a grand or something.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Reasonably priced on that site, right? Only thing stopping me from getting them is I know I will never wear them… I still have worn my Ingrid Bergman sneakers once…

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I’ve only worn them once too. Gotta keep them clean. Also, when you have 60+ pairs and it rains or snows every other day it’s hard to wear good ones.

                So does Mt. Laurel mean anything to you? I don’t even know where it is in NJ

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds faintly familiar but I don’t know where or what it is… My guess is it’s northern and “nice” Jersey…

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Haha.

                    So I haven’t been watching anything, but my chick says “Call Me By Your Name” is the best movie she’s seen in years.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Two years in a row now my favorite film has been a gay romance, so not sure what that says about me…But Call My By Your Name was best film of last year… Black Panther was awesome, btw

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Dang, so she was on point. She said I wouldn’t like it, but she doesn’t know I have a heart of gold.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now you have to see it to prove her wrong! Are you at the stage yet in your relationship where you’re proving her wrong?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yo, you gotta watch Gomarra on Netflix

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      I went to a concert on New Years and had fun because she thought I wouldn’t! I showed her I’ll have fun if I damn well please.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you show her! What concert?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      What’s that show all about?

                      I saw this, not my thing but was better than expected

                      https://youtu.be/IMyqasy2Lco

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Never heard of that one… It’s a mafia show set in Italy, it’s good shizz

  6. Peacecoast says:
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    Damn I had Dickerson on my radar for later in the draft, suppose I still should depending where he lands. But seriously? 282/27/84/62 last year leading off what in the holy fuck? Is this just a sell off? How does DFA save them money?

    Anyway my fav part of your post:

    “He’s a few weeks ahead of his first setback”, hahaha

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Peacecoast: I think when they DFA him another team can take on his contract, so they save the $6M or so he’s going to make.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      How about you Peacecoast, I’ve seen you around here plenty lately, any interest in joining an RCL with a bunch of regular commenters? If so, drop me a line: trussellm at gmail dot com

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @MattTruss: honestly I play in a league with daily lineups and weekly FAAB. It takes most of my time. And from what I hear RCL has waiver wire pickups any time right? I could not keep up with that and compete the way I would want to. Please correct me if I am wrong.

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Nope, you are correct. If you don’t have the time, it’s not the best of leagues to join. No worries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Thanks! It’s crazy town they DFA’d him… Even if they wanted to play someone else, they could’ve, and just platooned Dickerson

  7. Bob says:
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    Need league setting advice: we have always had a 7×7 league with obp. There is chatter in our league to change obp to ops. Is ops a better stat for fantasy? The only knock I gave is that it doesn’t have a common denominator (AB vs PA) so slugging is worth more than obp when that’s not the case in real baseball. What is your take?
    Also, if you like OPS, what are some players you would stay away from in OPS leagues?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Bob: what are the other categories?

      • Bob says:
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        @Curious George Springer:
        R,H,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP. One person suggested TB instead of hits as that’s similar to AVG. The main complaint of a handful is we don’t reward extra base hits.

        • Sean says:
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          @Bob: having hits and avg is mostly redundant, we used to have that in my league until i crunched the numbers and saw that like 95% of time whoever had more hits had higher avg that week. its basically giving an extra point. we ended up switching from hits to obp as our extra cat in our 6×6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Why do they want to change?

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: To reward guys that get extra base hits

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          TB does that no?

  8. Dat Bum says:
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    Will Krispie be “acting as a left-handed bat” because he had a better platoon split against right-handed pitchers? Or maybe since he’s replacing Cron, he’s going to be acting as a left-handed bat because like Cron, he won’t be allowed to hit from the right side anyway? Or (part II-The Return of Or) is Ohtani working on his bean-ball game against lefty-hitters and Kole Calhoun’s bruises are starting to add up as the only lefty around to take BP against Ohtani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dat Bum: From what I read, he’s going against lefties, but maybe he won’t… He’s a platoon guy either way… Pujols is winding down, Calhoun’s bruises and other random instances where he can hit, he’ll prolly see 175-250-ish ABs

  9. The Great Knoche says:
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    Few weeks ahead of his first setback….fantastic

    Hopefully Parra being out gets Dahl in lineup and he can hold a permanent spot.

  10. sport says:
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    I’m a Royal’s fan this sure feels like watching your girlfriend ride off with the guy in the Ferrari while I get back on my scooter. Hey scooters are fun too right?!

    Hosmer’s front loaded contract is just too good to pass up.

    With Dickerson leaving does that get Mallex Smith any more plate appearances or increase his value much? Is he worth a look in AL only leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sport: Sadly, the Royals don’t even have a Scooter Gennett… Mallex was moved up by Rudy, I kept him where he was, which was still with 2/3 ABs — yup, AL-Only leagues…

  11. mcmi11ions says:
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    Grey! I feel like a stranger after not having commented in so long, but work is making me… you know… work. UGH! Any the whoooo… I got keepers in for two of my 3 leagues and I know you and I both know that keeping a ton of pitching is two crays with a dash between them, but on a team when I hold onto 13 players, I’m about to keep 7 pitchers! I know it’s insane but this pitching staff is dead sexy. It’s Dexy!

    Kluber, Strasberg, Carrasco, Severino, Nola, Ray, and Diaz to close out.

    AMIRIGHT? I could get rid of Diaz and keep Cespedes, but in H2H Cespedes feels risky compared to an RP who could push 100K’s in a league that counts Saves and Holds.

    It’s nice to be back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Nice to see you! Keep Yoenis

  12. Ben says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 5×5 Roto keeper league. I can keep either Alex Reyes or Blake Parker in the final round. Who should I keep? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  13. Chucky says:
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    Billy Hamilton available, so is Albies, XBoggie. Need speed. Need 2B and SS. Hammy DHs. But thats a one cat win every week in H2H. Where do I go?10 Keeps, no contracts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  14. J-Dawg says:
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    Hey Grey! Getting excited for the season! Those eggs Odorizzi looked kind of saggy.

    On to the business… last keeper spot for my team, 6×6 deep mixed auction league. Quality starts is the added category for pitchers. $3 Cobb, $7 Snell, or $10 JA Happ? Thanks dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are some dirty eggs…. Snell

      • J-Dawg says:
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        @Grey: Haha… definitely sloppy eggs. Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Thomas says:
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    Grey-always grateful for your advice.

    I’m in a 16 team dynasty with 30 minor leaguers and my team is probably 2 years away. I’m considering trading Rendon to a contender for Soto, Andujar, and Vilade. Is that a fair haul for rendon or am I shortselling myself? Will Andujar see 3b with his shaky defense since I would need someone there.

    Thanks Grey,
    T

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rendon

      • Thomas says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Old School Brother says:
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    Maybe Black Panther can help Ron Washington land another manager position? One can only hope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ron would be Sterling K. Brown in Black Panther

  17. Bryan says:
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    I need some help, Razzballers. I’ve been offered my choice of one of three orphaned dynasty teams. 14-team 6×6 OPS instead of BA. Which do I choose?

    Team A:
    Wieters
    Alonso
    Baez
    Seager
    Bregman
    Harper
    Stanton
    Benintendi
    Castro
    Swanson
    Eaton

    Wacha
    Stroman
    Nola
    Snell
    Glasnow
    Rodon

    Team B:
    Flowers
    Bryant
    Dozier
    Ramirez
    Cozart
    Ozuna
    Springer
    Pollock
    Souza
    Thames

    Keuchel
    Iglesias
    Godley
    Wood
    Salazar
    De Leon
    Holland
    Wilson

    Team C:
    Contreras
    Bellinger
    Cano
    Shaw
    Seager
    Hoskins
    Blackmon
    Pham
    Cespedes
    Happ
    DeJong

    Kluber
    Scherzer
    deGrom
    Lester
    Price
    Jansen
    Trainen
    Rodney

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Bryan: Team C

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bryan: I think I’d take A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are great, C seems all right if you can trade one of those SPs… A otherwise

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Bryan: Team A

  18. Peacecoast says:
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    C

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Peacecoast: I don’t know what is wrong with me today, my broswer is acting up

      fuk all yall

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Keep calm and carry on, Peacecoast

  19. Packers says:
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    C. Pitching staff, plus Conteras, Bellinger and Hoskins for young guys.

  20. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Tallion, Clevinger or Hader. dynasty H2H points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Willy Mo says:
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    The Dickerson DFA is the strangest I can remember there must be something behind the scenes there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is a bonkers move… Maybe he fought behind scenes with management, but haven’t heard anything

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I read somewhere it’s the Span signing. They’re trying to save $ and can’t move him, but C Dick could be moved. Absolutley crazy, but since they are stuck with Span they said Fuck it and figured they can play Mallex more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope this means Jake Bauers is up sooner

  22. J-FOH says:
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    C-Dick go? But what about Jane? Are the Rays trying to get an X on their ID? Transformation has begun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rays are now non-binary?

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: we should call them the Pat’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s the Martha Rays

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: That’s some pufnstuf

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yo, you gotta watch Gomarra on Netflix

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’ve seen you pushing that one. What’s it about?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mafia show set in Italy

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: Is it in American or liberal globalist subtitles?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Globalist Gary Cohen subtitles

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      I shit you not I have had someone tell me they dont like Netflix and those streaming services because its filled with liberal globalist agendas and was told I’m lying to make my point about watching sub-titled movies when I was younger. Speaking of sub-titled movies, dont get drunk and high and watch cinema paradiso. I did that when I was in school in London and most the class was glassy eyed by the end of the flick

                    • Grey

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                      Cinema Paradiso is trite globalist propaganda! Kidding, I haven’t see that flick in ages, prolly 20 years…. Gomarra is gritty and a guy’s guy show… Seriously awesome…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Like Sopranos in subtitles

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      I just looked and I had it on my list…Yes!

                      We had a film class when I was in London. It was great. We watched a lot of movies but I mostly recall CP and we also watched Kirosawa’s Ran, which was fucking amazing.

                      Have you watched homicide hunter on Hulu yet? Best re-enactments ever

                    • Grey

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                      Hmm… I don’t think I’ve watched that yet… I have 4 episodes still to go on Gomarra, gots to pound that out first… Film class sounds like such a study aboard type class… Um, yeah, watch movies and discuss them while partying to 5 AM on a Wednesday.

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      Class was actually on Tues and Thursdays. Also had public speaking as a class. When I actually showed up to class.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like everyone’s schedule… It was like Tues. and Thurs. from 11 AM to 12… What a joke, ha…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I failed two classes got a C in one and an A in another

  23. Moises Alou's Jockstrap says:
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    In a 12-team league where we can keep players up to 3 years (with no round implication on the keepers), where do you draft Ronald Acuna? I saw you have him 68th in your rankings. How high do we think his ceiling is in the coming years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 20 player for coming years

  24. Nation says:
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    great stuff as always grey!

    As a Padres Ho(s)mer I have the opportunity to acquire Hosmer for a couple prospects.

    In a 12 team dynasty points format with CI/MI spot, would you move Senzel and Morejon for Hosmer? Would swapping Hosmer for Matt Chapman in at CI be worth giving up Senzel’s high floor? I like Morejon but as the old saying goes, theres no such thing as a pitching prospect.

    Current CI depth: Myers, Turner, Chapman (Bradley and Reed in the wings)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Hosmer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I.e., keep Hosmer

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Touche’

        The French and their food movies. Delicatessen summary is highly regarded, will take a look at it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s a good flick, oldie classic

  25. Scott says:
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    In a 5×5 dynasty league, should I trade either of the below two packages for Keuchel? (I would be getting Keuchel)

    Package A: I give up Ozzie Albies
    Package B: I give up Ryan McMahon and Maikel Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  26. Big League choo says:
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    10 team dynasty OBP/QS

    Rendon or turner/Luis castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, pretty fair tho

  27. Scott says:
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    Follow-up to my last question, in a 5×5 dynasty league, should I deal Maikel Franco and Ryan McMahon for Jose Abreu (I get Abreu)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  28. Bdong says:
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    JD to Boston

  29. Espn writer looking for advice says:
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    Grey

    I am fairly deep at SS and looking to add a SP, what type of Sp should I be looking for by selling C Seager?

    In a dynasty/keeper league. Top 10? Top15?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 10

      • Espn writer looking for advice says:
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        @Grey:

        Are you down on him enough to trade him for a pitcher, in a keeper league?

        Thanks
        G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really, but I guess if you’re trying to win this year and can get a SP to put you over top

  30. kenny plane says:
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    Will the tier ranking sheet be out soon?

  31. Espn writer looking for advice says:
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    @Grey:

    Are you down on him enough to trade him for a pitcher, in a keeper league?

    Thanks
    G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry just seeing this comment now, you need to remind what this is pertaining to in my newest post, thanks!

  32. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    10 team NL only h2h. keep 3 at previous season ADP prices. OBP over AVG, net steals over steals total bases added for hitters and QS over wins, holds added for pitchers. start 1 of each position, 1 CI, 1 MI, 4 OF, 1 util. 5 SP, 4 RP slots.
    obvious keepers are
    harper (1), freeman (2) but who’s last:
    hoskins (25th)
    ray (10th)
    knebel (21st)
    weaver (19th)
    puig (11th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: seems easy. wondering if building other positions made any sense, guessing with that crazy 25th round value it doesn’t matter.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: also these
      albies (23rd)
      dejong (25th)

  33. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    what about this one, the AL only version. same exact scoring/rosters
    correa (1)
    snell (12th)
    morton (19th)
    devers (25th)
    k.davis (5th)
    segura (3rd)
    mancini (25th)
    mostsuckass (if he goes to AL, gotta think KC nabs him now to avoid being the bar none worst offense in baseball, 10th)
    kiermaier (9th)
    delmonico (25th)
    if multiple from same round one has to move up one round

  34. LeftCoastYankee says:
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    I can keep ONE of the following in a 12-team standard 5×5 auction league:

    Justin Upton $21
    Carlos Carrasco $22
    Daniel Murphy $20
    Craig Kimbrel $20

    Which one do you recommend I keep?

  35. MarinerPlayoffHopes........ says:
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    Just came across your articles last night. GREAT READS. Long story short(hopefully) I played fantasy baseball once before about 8 yrs ago. Giving it a shot since I tend to do football. A friend asked if I wanted to join his 10 team h2h each cat keep 2 league and redraft. Will list categories and postions below along with who I have to pick from to keep 2 players. Thanks for any help. Still working my way through your other articles very helpful so far. Just trying to get a grasp on all of this.
    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, NA, NA

    Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Batting Average (AVG), Extra Base Hits (XBH)

    Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Blown Saves (BSV)

    Tim Beckham
    Brandon Belt
    Charlie Blackmon
    Javier Baez
    Melky Cabrera
    Matt Carpenter
    Khris Davis
    Dexter Fowler
    Ryon Healy
    Evan Longoria
    Brian McCann
    Whit Merrifield
    Logan Morrison
    David Peralta
    Buster Posey

    Trevor Bauer
    Chris Devenski
    Mike Dunn
    Ken Giles
    Gio Gonzalez
    Lance Lynn
    German Marquez
    Addison Reed
    Max Scherzer

    Thanks again. Also thanks for the great articles. Do you happen to write any on draft strategy? Or lead me in that direction? Thanks.

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