Diamond Grey and the Head Prospector in charge are back with the best kept secret in Fantasy Baseball, the Razzball Podcast. On this episode I went for mine, talking about some of my pre-season calls and why I’m awesome, but Grey has a one track mind, so we decided to discuss what you seek. After a quick check 1-2, we jumped into the Corey Seager and Robbie Ray injuries, before we played a little red light, green light with Shohei Ohtani trade proposals. We then set expectations for Mike Soroka and Fernando Romero, before digging in on Nick Kingham’s phenomenal debut. This is the last car on the two train as we ride you to Fantasy Baseball glory. F what you heard! Finally, please make sure to support our sponsor by heading over to RotoWear.com and entering promo code “SAGNOF” for 20% off the highest quality t-shirts in the fantasy sports game. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:

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  1. J-Hova says:
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    Very entertaining Podcast, thanks guys
    Ralph, now I’m curious of your music background: We’re you in the Boston scene in the early Mid 2000’s like 7L Esoteric – Apathy – Def Jux -Mr Lif Era??

    Do you guys like Newcomb or Pivetta more?

    The Bundy discussion timing is crazy though their defense sucks and cost him a few runs last night

    • J-Hova says:
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      @J-Hova:

      Another quick note, I have zero expectations for the new Kanye based on what we’ve heard the past few weeks but i’m Pretty sure he went into seclusion in Montana like he did with Twsited Fantasy. I’m more looking forward to the Nas album he produced, his rapping has sucked since MBDF IMO. The whole things a shame, his verse on “i cant live my life” with Dilated Peoples is an all time fav. Nothing mind blowing, just a fun lyrics with an early Kanye-esq flow

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @J-Hova: I just always wonder if he wrote the rhymes or Consequence. He’s a pop act to me, and I hate that the mainstream thinks he defines a genre.

  2. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Enjoyed the show gentlemen. That whole Trevor Bauer thing is interesting. There was a fangraphs article about some research regarding spin rates and that TB may have put some pinetar on in the first inning of his start on Monday. Fascinating nerd he is… (Still can’t f’n believe I drafted Alex Colome before him and he was taken just before my next pick…) Ah well, Corbin my man and Charlie Morton will just have to make me feel better!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Count de Monetballl: Hahaha nice! He probably did to prove his point!

  3. jose says:
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    Ralph,I
    I ifast fordward threw most of the podcast. That was like listening to Vennie Barvarino and Arnold Horshack or Matin & Lewis. Thanks for trying to playin the straight gay. I enjoyed the five minutes you expent on Soroka.

    We have a monthly two pick draft for the first five monts of the season, the one for May is in about two weeks.
    My first pick will be 1B Peter Alonso, for the second I am leanning towars SP Yeniel De los Santos. AAA Phils. I am impressed with this guy, he remind me of Soroka alittle bit. He throws harder (92-96) touching 98 from time to time , but he has poise and attacks the strike zone.
    I want your opinion on him and if you have a couple other NL players that have got your attention in the first month of the season.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @jose: Thanks Jose!

      I like Enyel a lot, was a big fan when he was in the Padres system, and was a nice get for Galvis. Nice three pitch mix with the FB, CB, CH

      Joe Dunand from the Marlins, and Max Schrock. If you want someone further away check out Jeisson Rosario.

      • jose says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph,
        I am going to stick with Enyel, if he is still there. Let’s hope he does NOT get called up before the draft, if he does more people will be alerted to him.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @jose: You should be good for a couple weeks.

  4. batflix says:
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    the hot takes in the last 15mins were very interesting to listen to on May 3rd
    Au Shizz going down, Votto and Rizzo out of the top 20 in 2019… Moncada easy over Buxton
    geez

    Hoskins was totally Ralph’s guy, I’ll never forget because it was the last time I ever disagreed with him (in my head), and I never will again

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @batflix: Hahaha, I’m not as quick to move Au Shizz and Rizzo, especially after the last couple days from Rizzo. For me Moncada just always had that additional element to provide value during slumps. Getting on base obviously doesn’t show up in the batting average but it allows him to use his legs to make plays.

      Hahaha I love me some Rhys.

  5. Slappy Jack says:
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    Slappy Jack says:

    July 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm “Also, that part about age difference more towards the end, I thought was something we all gloss over sometimes ; mostly unintentionally , whether it’s Judge vs Bellinger (25 vs 21) … or getting down on young milb pitchers in leagues way over their heads (M.Soroka comes to mind)”

    and that’s me quoting me!

    Take me on as your official disciple Ralph, make me a Pope to the Prospect Jesus
    actually I’d settle for something like Cardinal or Bishop, Pope sounds like a lot of work
    Holla @me playa!

    Jokes aside that was a really entertaining pod, Thanks Grey and Ralph!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Slappy Jack: Thanks! The sound was a big difference this week thanks to my brother Andy Singleton.

      You can be a Bishop, they have all the power with none of the Pope or Cardinals responsibilities.

  6. P says:
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    Miles Mikolas looks like a straight up ace. His K/BB ratio is insane. He can get the fastball up 97 mph on the juiced gun when needed. And he hits all corners of the plate. I think you’re both way under ranking Mikolas. I think he finishes in the top 20 for starters.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @P: We both like Mikolas, we both said to draft him in the off-season, but Top 20 seems a bit aggressive. You might be right, he looks good, he has velo, and he gets chases, not enough swinging strikes, and lots of contact for an ace. He also has a bit of a homer problem, and decent luck with his .258 BABIP. I think the 25-40 range is a more comfortable ranking spot. That said we’re splitting hairs, Mikolas is good.

  7. Benny says:
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    Granted none of these guys are banging on the door right now, but in what order would you assume these guys get called up to the bigs:

    Juan Soto
    Taylor Trammell
    Jesus Luzardo
    Pete Alonso
    Jesus Sanchez
    Yordan Alvarez
    Shane Bieber

  8. Launch Angle says:
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    Ralph,
    What can you say about Boston’s Jalen Beeks?

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