Are you ready for catcher talk? Because we have 59 enthralling minutes on all the fantasy relevant backstops for 2019. Is Danny Jansen a sure fire top five fantasy catcher in 2019? I don’t know you’ll have to listen. Did Grey rank Buster Posey number 1 like it’s 2013 all over again? Do we think Gary Sanchez will rebound? Can Sandy Leon walk and chew gum at the same time? All this and more on the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Stayed tuned over the coming weeks as we provide the audiobook for Grey’s rankings.

 

  1. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Wow I didn’t realize how unique Willians A-Studio numbers are… 3% BB and 4% K rates? Wtf??? Closest comp is Andrelton Simmons who has 6% and 7%. That’ll be fun to track this year :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh-stew-dee-yo!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: He’s also the heir to Bartolo’s Sexy Title.

  2. Milarky says:
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    Yo Ralph/Grey, prospect keeper question for ya. We get to keep 3 prospects for up to 3 years and my choices are a bit complicated – and it may impact my choice for my normal pitching keepers. I can keep two pitchers, who are currently Kluber and Severino. But here’s my pool of prospects of which I need to choose 3:

    Buehler (last year as prospect keeper)
    Tucker (last year as prospect keeper)
    Hiura (2nd last year as prospect keeper)
    Whitley (2nd last year as prospect keeper)
    Trammell (2nd last year as prospect keeper)

    Who do I go with? Should I consider dropping Severino and moving Buehler into my “normal” pitching keepers along with Kluber in order to be able to keep both Whitley and Hiura (in addition to Tucker)?

  3. Wally Pipp says:
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    To greys point about free agents.. Just look at a guy like evan longoria, perennial stud at third base, last season he was 32 years old and washed up af. Hes done.

    Players need to be compensated in thier 20s (their prime years), not expecting a 10 year deal guaranteed in their late 20s where within a few seasons they will be half the player they used to be. I cant blame teams for not throwing 300 mil and 10 years at any single player. Its just too risky and almost always ends up as a bad deal.

    Baseball is a young mans game (without steroids)

    I cant name one mega contract that has worked out besides max scherzer. I can name 20 bad mega contracts that teams wish they never gave out.

    I mean look at the yankees, 2nd highest payroll in 2016 with one of the oldest rosters and 4th place in the division that year becasue of old, expensive, overpaid, washed up players who the team is commited to playing, clogging things up for younger, better players and handcuffing General Managers from making new acquisitions. The yankees learned their lesson, you cant sustain success by throwing around hundres of millions. You cant buy rings in baseball. The yanks got younger and immediately became a contender again, 1 game from the WS in 2017, and won 100 games last season.

    Point being, the way players are compensated needs to be changed. You cant pay a 26 year old aaron judge 600k in 2018 as one of the best players (he led the league in WAR in 2017, the prior season) then when hes finally eligable to negotiate a contract at age 31 (rediculous) GMs are afriad to pay him fairly because they think (and are prolly right) that hes too old and going to break down.

    Theres 100% an mlb strike coming in 2021 when the new labor deal is negotiated unless the owners are willing to make big changes to the current system, so enjoy baseball while we have it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sadly it’s true about the stoppage, I fear

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Grey: makes me sick that im not a razzball contributor

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    sanchez hits 30 hrs and hits about 260 but after last year i wont pay top $

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