Following a midseason trade, Luke Voit put together an incredible 2018 second half. In doing so, he earned himself Yankee fans’ fleeting adoration, a sleeper post from Fantasy Master Lothario and most importantly, the spotlight profile on the Ditka, Sausage 2019 first baseman preview show. It just goes to show you, dreams really do come true. Determination, hard work, and a healthy obsession with sausage are always rewarded.

After the comprehensive look into Voit’s past and future, B_Don and Donkey move their gazes towards two of the young shiny options at the position: Peter Alonso and Jake Bauers. Find all this and more inside this week’s edition of the one and only Fantasy Sausage Pod. The guys’ 2019 first baseman rankings can also be viewed below.

Cumulative Rankings Grey Rankings B_Don Rankings DT Rankings Player Team
1.33 1 1 2 Paul Goldschmidt STL
1.67 2 2 1 Freddie Freeman ATL
3.33 4 3 3 Anthony Rizzo CHC
4.00 3 5 4 Rhys Hoskins PHI
4.67 5 4 5 Cody Bellinger LAD
7.67 7 10 6 Joey Votto CIN
9.00 8 9 10 Edwin Encarnacion SEA
10.00 6 11 13 Matt Carpenter STL
10.33 18 6 7 Jose Abreu CWS
10.33 11 8 12 Joey Gallo TEX
12.67 13 14 11 Miguel Cabrera DET
13.00 19 12 8 Jesus Aguilar MLW
14.00 20 7 15 Matt Olson OAK
15.00 16 13 16 Max Muncy LAD
16.33 12 17 20 Jurickson Profar OAK
16.33 17 15 17 Ian Desmond COL
16.67 25 16 9 Daniel Murphy COL
19.33 22 18 18 Eric Hosmer SD
19.33 14 23 21 Jake Bauers CLE
23.00 23 21 25 Carlos Santana CLE
25.67 28 26 23 Yuli Gurriel HOU
26.67 47 19 14 Luke Voit NYY
26.67 36 25 19 Peter Alonso NYM
27.67 35 24 24 Josh Bell PIT
29.67 26 35 28 Ryan Zimmerman WAS
30.67 29 28 35 Yonder Alonso CWS
30.67 24 32 36 Brandon Belt SF
31.33 48 20 26 C.J. Cron MIN
31.33 37 27 30 Trey Mancini BAL
31.67 32 36 27 Jay Bruce SEA
33.67 40 30 31 Niko Goodrum DET
34.00 46 22 34 Justin Smoak TOR
34.33 30 31 42 Tyler White HOU
36.67 27 40 43 Albert Pujols LAA
37.00 41 41 29 Ryan O’Hearn KC
40.33 40 43 38 Justin Bour LAA
40.67 43 38 41 Ryan McMahon COL
40.67 39 44 39 Eric Thames MLW
41.33 69 33 22 Jose Martinez STL
42.00 42 34 50 Wilmer Flores ARZ
43.33 38 47 45 Greg Bird NYY
44.00 66 29 37 Ryon Healy SEA
44.33 56 37 40 Marwin Gonzalez HOU
48.67 57 45 44 Matt Adams WAS
49.67 64 39 46 Ronald Guzman TEX
50.33 68 50 33 Nathaniel Lowe TB
52.00 59 48 49 Steve Pearce BOS
54.67 69 42 53 Mitch Moreland BOS
55.00 69 49 47 Chris Davis BAL
56.33 69 46 54 Matt Davidson CWS
57.67 53 69 51 Lucas Duda FA
63.33 69 69 52 Logan Morrison FA
63.67 69 69 53 Tyler Austin MIN



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  1. Ante Galic says:

    B_Don and Donkey Teeth!!

    Loved the pod, super informative.

    a. I like Voit a lot but now I’m afraid of a lack of PT. Will check later in ST and hopefully get a better gauge of how much PT he will get. On his swing and from what I saw on film, he reminds me a lot of ’88 Canseco especially going to RF.

    b. What do you all make of the Pollock trade in terms of PT for Max Muncy? I’m in love with him.


    • B_Don

      B_Don says:

      @Ante Galic: Hey, thanks for listening.
      a) The playing time is a concern that we will hope get some clarity in ST. Both of us believe he will ultimately win out the 1B job, but it has to be something you factor into his evaluation if you’re drafting now. I do like the swing and hope he continues to stay on the ball and take it oppo because he has the natural raw power.

      b) I like the Pollock signing for the Dodgers. I don’t think it should change much for Muncy’s playing time. He only played 6 games in the OF last year so I wouldn’t think this addition changes much for Muncy.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:

      @Ante Galic: Thanks Ante!

      a) Good call on Canseco, I see it. I wonder how Madonna feels about Voit’s sperm.

      b) I agree with B_Don, don’t think it’ll effect Muncys PT much. As long as he keeps getting on base I think they find a way to keep him in the lineup. Muncy is a guy I like a lot for OBP and points leagues.

  2. Crime Dog says:

    Nice podcast! I think Grey’s rankings are a little bit off though. He has Goldy 1 and Votto 18

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:

      @Crime Dog: Thanks for listening! Nice catch, not sure what happened there on the rankings.

  3. Bamabterry says:

    Who is greys 9th ranked 1b?

  4. TualatinTwoStep says:

    Hey man nice podcast!

    Speaking of Pollock, who do you think wins on this trade in a standard cat dynasty points league:

    Team A gives Rendon and D Price
    Team B gives Pollock, MadBum, and Ryan McMahon

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:

      @TualatinTwoStep: I like the Rendon side by a good bit in a points league

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:

        @Donkey Teeth: Agreed. I want the Rendon side. I think it’s probably closer for me than it sounds like it would be for DT.

  5. bigbear says:

    I had to laugh at the Joey Votto in the top 7 commentary!

    If I miss on one of the top 5 guys, I can see drafting Aguilar and 1 or 2 other crap shoots (Bauers, Voit, Alonso). And at some point McMahon has to get full time ABs, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:

      I like Votto in the top 7 if I’m time traveling back to 2016 with Jose Canseco

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:

        @Grey: How bout a little wager? If Votto goes 90/25/90/.300 then you have to donate semen to the Canseco Cream Foundation. If he doesn’t, I have to record a podcast pretending to be Jose discussing aliens, time traveling and Madonna.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:

      @bigbear: Thanks for the listen! Votto might be a fun debate and we’ll probably ask Grey about it at some point this offseason on the podcast.

      Agree with your approach at the position. Also, the top 5 guys, only if they’re in the right spot.

      I think McMahon gets a mix of 1B and 2B, but not sure the Rockies will use him as a full time guy. I also question just how good McMahon would perform given a full time role. He crushed in the minors in 2017, but this isn’t necessarily a hit tool guy despite the averages in the minors. There is still a lot of swing and miss that may get exposed in a longer look. Last season, of people w/ 200 PAs, was 29th worst out of 355 in contact %, and bottom 1/3 in outside swing rate. Power is real, but is the hit tool?

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