The Fantasy Baseball War Room is back!  I’m not saying the Fantasy Baseball War Room is back, as in, is a butt.  So, if Sir Mix-A-Lot is reading, I’m truly sorry for the confusion.  Our Fantasy Baseball War Room is one part draft tool, one part fantasy team evaluator, one part fantasy junkie’s s’s and g’s tool, one part holy, two parts smokes, three parts… How many parts is that so far?  Cause it’s only really seven parts total.  I think there’s one part kill-your-day-with-this-war-room-thing-a-maboob-as-a-pinwheel-spins in there too.  Essentially, this helps you practice building a fantasy baseball team.

If you’re unfamiliar with our Fantasy Baseball War Room, it’s a draft tool to help you track where you are at any moment in a draft.  It shows you if you have too many steals, homers… Or if your ERA or WHIP are too low.  Or too high.  Or if your lamb is still rare or should be turned (results vary on lamb).  If you’ve already drafted a team, go into the War Room, enter your team and it shows you exactly how stacked/dreadful the team is.  If you want to practice mocking for your Razzball Commenter League, do that too.  (Fantrax waived $80 fees for us, so go join some Razzball Commenter Leagues!)  If you’re in the middle of a draft, you can filter which guys are left that have the most home runs according to my projections.  Or the most steals, or the most runs or the most whatever (only applicable if “Whatever” is a category in your league).  If you’re in a bind, go into a Warm Room and take a shvitz.  Ah…That’s better!  There might be some bugs in our Fantasy Baseball War Room, just comment here and we’ll look into fixes.  The default projections are mine from the 2018 fantasy baseball rankings.  Also, Rudy’s projections are now up!  They can be found at my ranking page that I just linked to or here:  hitter projections and pitcher projections.  There, you’ll see rankings for every conceivable league (OBP, OPS, Holds, etc).  Anyway, here’s the step by step instructions on how to use the Fantasy Baseball War Room:

  • Sign up. If you get a message that says your email is already in the system and you don’t remember the password, just use a new email or a made-up email.  It doesn’t really matter.  It says to email us to retrieve your password, but I have to be honest, I’m not retrieving shizz.  Repeat, just make a New User and make up a fake email.  We’re not emailing you anyway.
  • Choose what kind of team you want to draft. How many catchers, outfielders, middle infielders, etc. ESPN and Yahoo are for position eligibility. It doesn’t mean you’re playing there. ESPN is 20 games started; Yahoo is 5 started and 10 games played. So that means ESPN and CBS are the same. Or wherever you play that uses 20 or 10 game eligibility.
  • Now as you draft players, click Draft next to their name. If a player is eligible at more than one position, drop down the menu to the position you want them at.  If you can’t find a player, search for them at the top.  As Jeff Francoeur would say, voila!  Or if you’re a Twins fan, Frank Voila!
  • Get as close to the Totals as you can.
  • Wanna start again? Delete the Team, by scrolling to the right of the player search at the top and a down arrow will appear. Click that, then click the pinwheel under ‘Taken” and delete team or sign out. We got pinwheels! Wanna throw your computer out the window from excitement?  Go for it!  For those that missed it in the first bullet point, if you forget your password, Create New User and make up a fake email.  Do not email me.
  • If you get this error page, then your shizz is broke and you need to buy a new computer.  But, if you don’t want to buy a new computer, you should clear your cookies and start again.  Likely what happened is you’re logged into the app still from an old version.  Less likely, you still have the same internet cache from last year and haven’t cleared your cookies once in 12 months.  I’m not judging, Cust kayin’.
 
  1. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I play with CI and MI. In the war room there isn’t the option to put 0 for 1B 2B SS 3B and P too.

    Thanks

    Ciwa

    • Ciwa says:
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      @Ciwa:
      And ,sorry for the other question, how can i change my league settings if I create them wrong?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Ciwa: Delete the team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ciwa: You don’t play with any 1B 2B SS 3B and P?

      • Ciwa says:
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        @Grey:

        No,we played with 2CI and 2MI.
        Pitching: 1 closer and 6 SP

  2. True and Correct says:
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    How would you rank Hoskins/Pham/Rosario/Acuna for this year. Standard 10 category lg.

    • Cram It says:
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      @True and Correct: There are rankings all over this site.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: where?

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Click on Trump’s hair on the right of the page.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: right next to the girl that broke the internet. Got it!

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @The Great Knoche: I thought it was on the “do these celebrities actually exist?” article

            • Justin says:
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              @The Great Knoche:

              The girl who broke the internet I dated in high school. Loved hot dogs

              • Sweatpants Nation says:
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                @Justin: All I got is Does smoking weed make you more creative and California is on fire-literally!

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks Grey + Rudy!

    Grey, which side do you like in these two keeper trade offers I received for $18 Goldy?

    $18 Goldy ($11 Devers to free agency bidding) or $21 Freeman and $16 Dozier

    $18 Goldy (Devers to FA) or $21 Harper and $16 Dozier

    Thanks.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Duda, are you doing RCLs at all this year? Looking to fill a couple spots in the Frequent Commenter League. Let me know if you’d be interested.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @MattTruss: Thanks for the invite Truss – appreciate it! I always want to (never played against people who also follow the religion of Razzball), but admittedly spread thin between my 3 leagues preexisting leagues (and day job lawyering). The leagues are all with people I see pretty regularly who will not hesitate to trash talk to oblivion, so gotta stay at the top of them!

        How many leagues do you typically do?

      • Earl says:
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        @MattTruss: Not sure if I qualify (lol) but I would not mind joining FCL, if you would have me?

  4. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Thanks for the War room Guys, always a good companion to my draft!

    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS)

    Need to pick my 12 Keepers, so far have:
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Xander Bogearts
    Mi – Trea Turner
    CI – Justin Turner
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    BN – Christian Yelich

    And I need to pick 4 from this list (minimum 3 pitcher, but might lean towards 4):

    Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Braun, Sp – Carlos Carrasco, SP – Justin Verlander, BN – James Paxton, SP –Jose Quintana SP – Masahiro Tanaka, SP – Gerrit Cole, SP – Alex Wood

    We used to be a 10-team but we are expanding to 12 teams so they will pick their 12 (24 in total) from what is left after all our keepers (ie I won’t have a shot any anyone in that list when it comes time for my 13th pick)

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marv: Thanks! Carlos Carrasco, SP – Justin Verlander, BN – James Paxton, SP –Jose Quintana — You Yelich as a bench bat?

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        @Grey: sorry, that was a mistype, he’ll be my util with Blackmon as my starting CF. thanks for the help bud!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Chris says:
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    When I sign in, or create new log in, I don’t have the option of picking the format I want to play. Should I call the Geek Squad or have my 3 year old daughter show me how?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I don’t know what you mean

    • Steve says:
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      @Chris: i am having the same issue

  6. jon says:
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    Peraza or Villar for bench depth speed?

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      AVG also a factor but mainly speed

    • Cram It says:
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      @jon: Per Grey’s projections, which can be found on this site: Peraza .286/30 and Villar….

      • jon says:
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        @Cram It:

        Peraza it is!! LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Peraza

  7. Rcl league says:
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    So we just took our 14 team league to fantrax. What’s the deal with them not having a compare stats option on their trade page?
    Has anyone else notice this? That belongs to fantrax

    My league mates are kind of up in arms over it. Its a very trade heavy league and it makes it very hard.

    Just trying to wrap my head around this

    • MattTruss

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      Just thought you’d like to know that I talked to FanTrax and they will be adding stats to the trade screen. Not sure if you’re on Twitter at all, but hitting them up with this feedback on Twitter or emailing them goes a long way. FanTrax is super responsive to feedback. I know it’s hard to get used to with years of dealing with ESPN and Y! feedback/IT departments but these guys want to make their product better for you. If there’s something you don’t like or a feature you don’t see, reach out to them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Great! Thanks, Truss!

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Grey: There ya go! Email Fantrax to turn War Room into an app, and just sit back and collect the daiquiris!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gonna push this to see how far it can go and email Fantrax to see if they can fix my cracked bathroom tile…

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Grey: Dear Fantrax, can you please chat online with my wife everyday after work so I can enjoy 15 minutes of peace and quiet when I walk in the door.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HAHA, Fantrax making marriages work!

      • Rcl league says:
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        @MattTruss:

        I emailed them about it and I was told they hope to have it in the future. Wasnt really happy with that answer. Really open ended.

        Site is cool and has some cool things, just thought a compare stats option for a trade page should be a very basic tool for every fantasy site.

        Thanks for the feed back everyone.

        I might email Fantrack to see if they can fix the slow car in the left lane issues.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @MattTruss: exactly, unlike espn/yahoo fantrax you can actually talk to a human about any issue.

  8. mharrah123 says:
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    hi guys – great war room tool. how do i change the goals i am trying to achieve (if i can). thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mharrah123: I don’t think you can change goals, sorry

  9. Buck says:
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    Yall doing that fancy Excel War Room too this year?

    • knucks says:
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      @Buck: Someone is working on it. Grey, you can skip this. I’ll answer it the next few days.

      • @knucks: woo hoo! so happy and relieved! thanks. i await it with breath that is baited.

  10. Peacecoast says:
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    OMFG war room is back already! This is literally the only thing I want to go into my drafts (lie: I use some other excel shizz I make up).

    When do we get the Excel version? Is someone going to step up this year again?

    • knucks says:
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      @Peacecoast: Someone is working on it. Grey, you can skip this. I’ll answer it the next few days.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: Are you doing the Excel War Room?

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: No I’m just watching you answer the question everyday, so I assumed you knew haha

        If there is no one doing it, I can handle it. But it won’t be done until early March.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, someone is doing it — Could use someone to put together the tier sheet

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: I can prob work on that one, seems like it’ll take less effort. I’ll work on it over the weekend. I’ll try to have it out to Truss or Jay next week sometime.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesome! Thanks, knucks!

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey:

                \\m// \\m//

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Fastest way will be Position Tabs in an Excel file with no stats. Any quibbles?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds fine, don’t put stats in it

                • knucks says:
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                  @knucks: Aight, so I’ve got the position tabs all set and listed by $ value. Just pulled the Grey’s rankings .csv from over on the Player Rater.

                  Finished the Catcher tab with the tiers in colors and with a hover over comment of the tier name. Will have this done a lot sooner than I thought. Back to “real” work for now. But it’ll be over to Jay/Truss by Sunday night.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Thanks, knucks!

                    • Peacecoast says:
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                      @Grey: you guys totally hijacked my question thread

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sorry Peacecoast!

                    • iChiro says:
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                      @Grey: This was actually an entertaining read! All this talk about *.csv and formatting is….tantalizing. But that excel from last year was the sheet. Glad you guys are doing that again

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • Hot Rod

                    Hot Rod says:
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                    @knucks: Knucks – can you please send me a copy too, as it might save some time for me as I do up the Dashboard tab for the excel war room (which uses tiers too)
                    [email protected]
                    Thanks!

  11. AMolnar says:
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    I hope you still have someone who is doing the excel war room as I find this tool absolutely amazing. I did some of my own tweaking to it to add each lineup and batting order based on Roster Resource so at the end of the auction draft or snake you can quickly pick guys who are going to start or who are in the starting rotation.

    • knucks says:
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      @AMolnar: Someone is working on it. Grey, you can skip this. I’ll answer it the next few days.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: I just snorted

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        @knucks: You are going to have your patience tested on this one, knucks

        • knucks says:
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          @Sweatpants Nation: I have had some serious practice with patience the past 3 weeks during an NFBC draft. I mean jesus, pick between Sogard or Torreyes already!!!! My god. We finally got this one dood to go on Auto and now everyone else is taking their sweet azz time with their 5th Catchers. I dunno that I’ll do another one of these. Can’t wait to attack the RCL though for the first time.

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            @knucks: ha ha. Sounds like fun.

  12. Coors Canaveral says:
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    Anybody care to take a stab at when they think ESPN will be up and running? The “maintenance” has hit two weeks now.

    • knucks says:
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      @Coors Canaveral: I recently heard on a Podcast that it will be on Tuesday. But that wasn’t confirmed and they didn’t say where they heard that.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: This one was a legit fact based response. I just don’t want to give the name of the Pod because they are not very good and its embarrassing that I listen to it. It wasn’t CBS/ESPN or anything, it was industry based and I think they may have been drafting in LABR or some draft like that. But when the guy said it, it was sounding like he was being serious or new about it.

        • nucks says:
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          @knucks: *knew*

  13. Old School Brother says:
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    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it yet, but excel war room?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Old School Brother: I don’t know anything about it, but maybe Knuck will have an answer.

        • Sweatpants Nation says:
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          @Grey: Wait. What? An excel war room. That sounds awesome.