Fernando Tatis Jr. made the team.  Did not see that one coming.  Don’t own him anywhere.  To which you now say, “Tough Tatis.”  Wow.  I’m stunned.  Good for the Padres!  This is not good for the Luis Urias, who I’ve lowered in my top 20 2nd basemen.  Possibly bad news for Ian Kinsler too, but owning Ian Kinsler in fantasy was bad news for you anyway.  Here’s what I said earlier in the preseason on Tatis, “Fernando Tatis Jr. was born in 1999.  Recently, it was announced Acuña was so young he didn’t know who Mickey Mantle was, well, Tatis Jr. is so young he doesn’t know who Mike Trout is.  Dude was born like a minute ago, and not a minute as it’s defined in Urban Dictionary, which is a long time, but an actual minute.  Fernando Tatis Jr.’s dad is so young he didn’t even use charcoal as his medium; he used MS Paint.  Tatis Jr. looks like an All Star ready to happen, until the 75th round draft pick, Albert Pujols Jr., comes along and replaces him.  Jokes aside, Tatis looks damn near perfect.  A lanky Machado maybe, a young Hanley possibly.  Like something Ryan Brasier would cover, Tatis looks real and spectacular.  I’d say the difference him and his pops is the difference between Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr., but Ken Sr. wasn’t that bad.  How about this, the difference between Tatises (Tatii?) is the difference between J.D. Martinez and J.D. Martinez Sr.  Was there a J.D. Martinez Sr.?  No idea, but that’s the point.  FTJ is going to be special.  Now Fun the Jewels fast!  Now Fun the Jewels fast!  Now Fun the Jewels fast!”  And that’s me quoting me!  I love him, guys and five girl readers, and you need to own him in all leagues.  Immediately.  He has some swing-and-miss tendencies, due to his age, so I conservatively projected him up to around 18/18/.250, but, honestly, he could be so much more.  He was also moved up my top 20 shortstops, if you’re into that sorta thing.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Eloy Jimenez – Will start the year in the majors.  What a time to be alive.  Baseball fixed itself in the matter of three days.  Thank you, Baseball Gods.  You are most benevolent, like a charity giving dogs to doctors called Doctors Without Border Collies.  I bumped Eloy’s projections and moved him up in my top 100, top 500 and top 40 outfielders.

Tom Murphy – Claimed by the Giants, along with Erik Kratz.

Justin Upton – Will open season on the IL due to turf toe, which is also what my Chia Pet Bernie Sanders has.  I didn’t change Upton’s projections, but he’s likely to miss about 10-14 days.

Nick Senzel – In a walking boot, due to unpaid parking tickets.  I haven’t adjusted Senzel’s playing time in my rankings; he could still be up May/June.

Enrique Hernandez – Won the Dodgers’ 2nd base job.  I adjusted him and Chris Taylor in my top 20 1st basemen, top 20 2nd basemen, top 20–You get the point, they’re eligible everywhere.  I bought Hernandez for $8 in Tout Wars, while Taylor went for $15.  A’la Drake, “Kiké, do you love me?”

Steve Pearce – Will start year on IL.  Red Sox don’t need him until the playoffs, anyhow.

Steven Souza – Has a torn ACL, LCL, PCL and won’t be back in the MMXIX.

Dan Straily – Released by the Marlins.  Why does it feel like it took Jeter a year to realize he could make any moves he wanted?  Bully for finally figuring it out, I suppose.  By the by, end a sentence with “I suppose” when you really want to nail home how confident you are.  I added Caleb Smith, Pablo Lopez and Trevor Richards into the top 100 starters.  I realize it was a bit late in the game to be doing that, so I’m going to be refunding everyone the zero dollars they spent on my rankings.  Grand apologies!

Spencer Turnbull – Made the Tigers rotation, which is either a positive on Turnbull or a negative on the Tigers rotation, depending on whether or not you’re Spencer Turnbull.  After he pitches, it might be a negative for him too.  This feels like news that was blown out of proportion because there were no real games going on.  If this were May (month, not Trevor) and Turnbull was promoted to the rotation, you’d see his stats and never give him another thought.  Because he had a nice spring, he’s on watchlists.  The Prospect-o-Nator, that projects every rookie, hates him.  I don’t disagree.

Brian Goodwin – Released by the Royals as Terrance Gore made the team. Can’t wait for the Royals to bring on Terrance Gore to pinch-run for Billy Hamilton. Like the speed equivalent to Crocodile Dundee’s “that’s not a knife” gambit.

Lucas DudaRoyals purchased his contract.  So, officially, they’ve contracted Duda.  There’s no known cure.

Carlos Martinez – Hit the IL with a rotator cuff strain.  Since his arm was in a sling all spring, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise.  For everyone out there that thought he was in a sling because he was the Queen of the Spring Sling Ball, sorry to disappoint you.  Be a bigger surprise if he throws more than 60 IP this year.  I kinda feel like I should just remove him from my rankings, but bleh.

Willians Astudillo – Made the Twins Opening Day roster.  Hashtag Twinning!

Austin Wynns – Hit the IL with an oblique strain.  Hashtag Wynns’ing!

Mark Trumbo – Will miss the first two months of the season with a knee injury.  It was a bad week for knees for guys with last names that sound like they’re at band camp.   He was updated in the top 100 outfielders.

Alex Cobb – Hit the IL with a small groin…. *pauses for effect, waits ten minutes, then* ….injury.

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Keith
Keith
3 years ago

Hampson, Bader or Renfroe?

josh howell
josh howell
3 years ago

Any suggestions on where I can improve my team, or overall critiques on it? Standard H2H scoring.
C – Tucker Barnhart
1B – Max Muncy
2B – Jeff McNeil
3B – Anthony Rendon
SS – Jorge Polanco
2B/SS – Niko Goodrum
3B/1B – Miguel Andujar
OF – J.D. Martinez
OF – Juan Soto
OF – Mallex Smith
OF – Victor Robles
OF – Trey Mancini
UTIL – Tyler White
BE – Didi Gregorious
BE – Scooter Gennett

SP – Jameson Tallion
SP – Mike Clevinger
SP – Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP – Jose Berrios
RP – Arodys Vizcaino
RP – Mychal Givens
P – Trevor Williams
P – Nathan Eovaldi
BE – Mike Foltynewicz
BE – Jimmy Nelson

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

ok, that took 5 hours and 12 minutes, even with the shortest nominate time and bid time possible. 500 players start up dynasty auctions take a while. one guys has more prospects than prospect slots, no 1B/2B at MLB level and V2 as his only SP (and spent so much on acuna/trout/mookie/arenado in the first 7 picks total that he had 3.36 per slot for the last 21 slots). i made a major mistake in this, using the war room i added a 2nd util since war room doesn’t have “IF” as an option. this would’ve been fine if i remembered that to the piece of paper i was writing the team down on, but when i got cruz (23) and later otani (19) this became an issue. it sounds like i might be able to trade cruz though. in future seasons their are no contracts, we can keep up to 10 prospects and every hitting slot (except the IF and the 4th OF) and up to 5 SP, and 5 RP.

20 team roto with slugging and OBP added and QS and K/9, saves and holds over saves. 1400 max innings. 400 budget (so adjusting from OPS/QS rater it was 1.54 times those 260 based numbers)
C iannetta (1)
1B rhysus LF (46)
2B mcneil (5)
SS story (53)
3B mostsuckass (14)
IF ketel one 2B/SS (4)
LF bauers 1B (12)
CF laureano (12, cost more since steals fear after peraza and mallex went earlier)
RF harper CF (69)
OF kiermaier CF (3, had i known peraza/bader/mallex would all be between 17-20 i’d have gone after one of them harder, didn’t at the time)
util cruz (23, FAR lower than the OPS rater says he’s worth)
BN (will have 1 or 2 of these later)
DL (5) otani (19)
NA (10): brujan (the top 100 guys got mostly ransacked here, some left to get coming up)

SP: clevinger (thor went for 56, 31 here, corbin for 39)
– marquez (20, would’ve went higher if needed)
– happ (14, good value, BUT had i known l.castillo was later 14 i’d have waited)
– ed-rod (11)
– ryu (8)
– matz (2)
RP (5): giles (15)
– raise the church (12)
– buttrey (1)

DL: (5): morrow (8)
NA (10): puk (10)

see how this looks, war room set for as deep as it goes says fine

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
3 years ago

Youse guys would take (his) Severino/Freeman/Kimbrel for (my) Hader/Robles-OF/Muncy, right?

I realize I’m singing Hootie’s big hit here, but it seems like a scary no-brainer, if there is such a thing.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Long Bawls
3 years ago

Eh I doubt I would but depends on league/lineup.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

Interesting! Thanks. We’re 12 teams, 6×6. The deal could be a colossal dud but I feel like you always want the best player in a trade and that’s Freeman (maaaaybe). TBD…

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Pete Alonso or Voit? Or is it a wash?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Morales to As? Wut?
He’s going to play first or Krush in OF?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

amd hurts my Pinder breakout prediction.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

good for some leagues where k.davis lost OF.

zach jany
zach jany
3 years ago

Romo, boxberger, or parker. Who gets the job 1st

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  zach jany
3 years ago

The early tapeworm gets the salad!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  zach jany
3 years ago

Romo will lead Marlins in saves before he gets traded

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Hola Grey-

Thoughts on Kikuchi? Would you drop him for any of these guys?……Dereck Rodriguez, B Woodruff, Musgrove,, Rodon, Eovaldi, K Hendricks, F Peralta, Maeda, Julio Urias, Brad Peacock or Trevor Williams? Thank you much.

Reply

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

morrow, jeffries or minter worth a stash?
most likely to close sooner then later
thanks

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Read article today on MLB.com that Cora is playing coy with who will be closing for the BoSox and won’t announce it until tomorrow. I currently have Matt Barnes as one of my closers and starting to wonder if it will be Brasier or someone else or committee. He commented he’s known since last November.

Not many closers left in my league and I don’t want to be left out of the saves dept. and thinking of a pre-emptive move. Should I drop him and get someone like Colome (names ChiSox closer) or Strop (could keep job even if Morrow returns in mid-May)?

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Perfect Game
3 years ago

so he admits he’s just being a douche to fantasy owners for no reason then. neat guy

Perfect Game
Perfect Game

Exactly! He needs to think about others.

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
3 years ago

Hey Grey –

Looking to fine tune before the week resumes. I have Josh James and Tyler Skaggs. Should I consider dropping one / both for Trevor Richards and/or Brandon Lowe? Just looking for bench players now.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

doing a 400 budget 20 team auction (4 teams havne’t shown up and i doubt they stay in league, we’ll dispersal draft them off later if so), so far trout went for like 90, i got story and harper for their adjusted OPS rates for a total of 122. roto dynasty

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves

in future years the contracts mean nothing, just snake draft keep up to near full roster.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves

got rhysus for 46, now only about 88 left for the other hitters if i stick to budget. vlad for 81, trout for 96. correa for 56 (HAHAHAHA)

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

now got cruz (23), OPS rater would have him over 50, clevinger (31, last good pitcher left after corbin went for near 40), marquez (20, got lucky he was nominated well after the SP overbidding time), morrow (8, top guys are going for like 30)

Braves UK
Braves UK
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Sorry, more Tatis questions:

15 team roto with OBP

I have Tatis at MI, but also have no 2B (LeMahieu)
I could get Travis Shaw to be my 2B in exchange for Tatis and some bits

Is Shaw a good return or keep Tatis or aim higher?

Thanks!

Braves UK
Braves UK
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Good, thanks!

He’s asked for Voit plus Tatis for Shaw – still ok, yes?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Braves UK
3 years ago

Meh

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Simpatico!

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

12 Tm AL Only

I have a CI spot I need to fill for Matt Duffy starting the year on the IL. How much FAAB would you spend on Greg Bird?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No zero bids. Hate to waste a ton on him if he gets sent down when hicks comes back.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

NL only with OBP over average, total bases added and net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added. h2h 10 teamer keep 3 at previous season’s ADP prices
C molina (could’ve gone senzel here, would’ve needed to, 8)
1B freeman (K, 2)
2B legs mcneil (13)
SS peraza (5)
3B kang (10)
MI kike (starting now in real life over c.taylor’s horrible ass, 17, and can play all over the place)
CI franco
OF (4) harper (K, 1), rhysus 1B (K, 3), conforto (6), bader (12)
util (1) franchy (good side platooner, 20)
BN wong (22)
SP: stressbird (4), castillo (7), lucchesi (11), lester (14, gotta have more value than the hot rookies going around here in a QS starts league), matz (18), richards (21), wainwrong (24)
RP (room for 4): k-rob (9), kelly (15), steck (19, conley is out there too), edwards (25)
NA (1): touki (23)

what youse think. ended up spending .628, .258, .114 here.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah, but it’s QS, he goes deep (badly) a lot of the time. not good starters out there obv

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Grey,

I need to drop someone for Tatis. Keeper league 12 team daily moves league. Would you cut Gregory Polanco or Woodruff? Both are $1 keeper options. We have 3 IL spots so keeping Polanco would allow me to pick up another player once he goes on the IL. Current staff is: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddock, Strahm, Peacock, Urias, Woodruff.

Thanks

Man San
Man San
3 years ago

Which closer/reliever would you take as insurance? I already own Leclerc, Alvarado, Boxberger, Strickland, and Bradley

Colome
Britton
Holland
Pressley
Brasier
Romo
C.J. Edwards
Wily Peralta
Hirano
Jimenez
Rosenthal
Parker

big league wood
big league wood
3 years ago

Sup Coach,

Streamonator is into Shoemaker for the start at home v Detriot. Looks from a prior comment you are out. Thoughts ?

big league wood
big league wood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool. Have fun watching all the games tomorrow

John
John
3 years ago

Hey Grey, Donaldson for Kikuchi? What say you?

Thanks man

John
John
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You mean like Donaldson could stay healthy and rake and Kikuchi could be mediocre right?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  John
3 years ago

No. He hates Donaldson.

GanGGreen
GanGGreen
3 years ago

Can you pick 2 for pickups in my rotisserie league. Derek rodriguez,fredy peralta, sonny gray, and learue or whoever his name is from the padres

SallyCips
SallyCips
3 years ago

Heya!

Hope things are good! Finally put Olsen on the IL, should I grab Kang or Wendle?

Sally Cips
Sally Cips
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grazie!

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

10 teams, h2h, 8×8, saves and holds 8 bench spots . What do you think about this team?
Thanks in advance

C castillo
1B Rizzo
2B Altuve
3B Bryant
SS Schoop
CI Donaldson
MI Escobar
OF Acuna
OF Desmond
OF Kepler
OF Odubel
Uti Cron
Uti Lamb
BN Mancini

SP Strassburg, Archer, RYu, Stripling, Berrios, Matz
RP Diaz, Treinen, Wade Davis, Familia, Hader, Leclerc

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
3 years ago

Bit of a blah question … 12 team, head to head, 5X5
Threw Tatis in my lineup at utility over Renfroe. Renfroe now my only bench bat. Is he worth a hold or would you rather take a chance on one of the Marlin starters (they are all available), Sergio Romo (potential sagnof), maybe Enrique Hernandez (given news he will start at 2b and has nice positional flexibility, Mcneil or Franny Reyes
We start 5 SP and 4 RP … Pitching staff includes; SP – Bauer, Flaherty, Marquez, Ed-Rod, Castillo, Paddack, Peralta, Heaney (to DL once Angels make the move) RP – Leclerc, Hader, Siranthony, Hicks, Peacock, Parker
Thanks as always …

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Done, good call, thanks.
Given the above move would you prefer Heaney or Scooter for an IR spot? Mondesi is my current 2b.
Cheers

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Is it worth rostering Julio Urias in a Keeper League over Romo if I already have Osuna and Giles? Also,there are usually closers available later in the year. It’s a 12 team Roto. Thanks!

Johnson
Johnson
3 years ago

C – Yasmani Grandal
1B- Matt Carpenter
2B – José Ramírez
3B – Anthony Rendon
SS – José Peraza
OF – Ronald Acuña Jr.
OF – Yasiel Puig
OF- Andrew McCutchen
Util – Justin Smoak, D. Santana, Belt, Soler, Gurriel Jr.

SP – Trevor Bauer , Patrick Corbin, Ross Stripling, Joe Musgrove, Reynaldo López, Pablo Lopez, Jimmy Nelson, Andrew Heaney (putting both on IL and picking up 2 more pitchers)
RP – José Leclerc, José Alvarado

Used Rudy’s rankings to get this team in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP/QS league. Any glaring issues? Thinking of grabbing Kike instead of Lourdes.

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
3 years ago

In redraft, would you consider moving Soto plus 3 chump-dumps for Gary sanchez / Vlad jr / Hader / Berrios?

Trade analyzer of $28 for Soto doesn’t have the hype added in yet.

Thanks Grey

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
3 years ago

Everyone who posts their teams clearly followed your rankings haha. Like everyone asking how they did getting Baez, Mondesi, Dahl, Bieber etc. I can’t hate I have all of them too. There’s a ridiculous nbc sports video on guys to not draft and they’re like Mondesi and Baez are too risky… anyway I think everyone’s following your rankings so closely bc you were spot on last year. Thanks as always going for the 2-peat this year.

Bodungury
Bodungury
3 years ago

Paddack, Strahm, or Woodruff?

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have jose martinez. Hold him or try tyler white or avisail garcia? Slim pickings in my league.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Here are some me things that will happen tomorrow:

Urena and Freeland will allow fewer ERs between them than Scherzer and deGrom.

Greg Bird will homer twice.

5 different Brewers will hit a homer run.

The Royals and Blue Jays will score more than 20 runs combined.

The Diamondbacks will be shut out and have 3 or fewer hits.

Madison Bumgartner will pitch 3.2 innings and take a loss.

Mike Trout will homer.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

his FB was like 89-90? yesterday and got shelled

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I did not. I will try right now.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I didn’t until just now. Watched 3 innings from yesterday.

He’s not going to strike guys out. Probably won’t walk many. He’s a pretty legit 4 pitch guy with command who looks like he’s going to use all the quadrants. I think he’ll be able to limit hard contact with good sequencing.

Box score for the innings I saw reflected poorly but really only one hard hit ball on a hanger to Abreu. I can see him as a possibility for streaming and match ups. Not a whole lot more than that but some pitchability and a plan.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Not a bad buy there. Mechanics look sound so good chance to eat some innings. Humidor. Starts against the Giants. The quality of the stuff limits the upside I’d guess. I’d also guess ks in the low 7s range

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

I second what grey said, thanks for the predictions! Happy opening day eve oaktown.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

And in related news, now we know everyone at Oaktown Steves roster, and who he avoided.

lol – good to “see” ya Oaky. Go A’s.

Warren S
Warren S
3 years ago

12 team mixed H2H.
Keep 6 – who do I cut? Do I keep a pitcher as one of my 6?
Inquiring minds would like some help!
Harper
Stanton
Rizzo
Hoskins
Machado
Mondesi
Rendon
Bogarts
Sale
Buehler
Corbin

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Ooof, sorry about Lindor. “moderate” ankle sprain sounds like he’s missing at least april, right?

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Thoughts on trying to sell Tatis now that he’s made the squad? Would you move him for Freeman in a 16-team OPS keeper? Freeman would replace abreu and I’ve got mondesi at SS.

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Hi grey,

Dynasty!

A guy offered his BUM for my Andujar,

he has top pitchers :
Degrom/ Kluber / Sale / Carrasco/ Flaherty / BUM / (Lester)
RPs: Strop/Chapman/May/Givens/Pressly/Barnes

he asked for a batter between (or combo): Pete Alonso, Hampson, Andujar, Tim Anderson?(or Adames)

but with Pete Alonso as the starting 1B, i may replace and deal José Abreu !! who could turn in a bust this year!

what about Abreu for Flaherty or Carrasco ?
other option: combo a SS/2B with one of his RP?

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Nick
3 years ago

my pitchers are :

SP : Mikolas / Hamels / Glasnow / Lucchesi / T.Williams / Woodruff
RP : Giles /Robertson
Bench : Honeywell

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

Hey to the Motherf#$&ing Hey, Home-Grey!!!!!!

Gosh, I’ve missed you. I swear I will shack up with you over the winter sometime, but I’m just always so busy.

Anyway, I grabbed Meadows really late in my draft and I’m in love with the idea of TB being full of sleeper batters . . . that said, I’m now wondering if I should grab Tatis over him. Positions don’t really matter right now.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lurrrrrrrve yas!

What can I say, this prodigal commenter was lost, and now I’m found.

Wendy Scott
Wendy Scott
3 years ago

Should I trade tatis for Paddack in a non keeper daily league where my ss it trea truner

Wendy Scott
Wendy Scott
Reply to  Wendy Scott
3 years ago

Its a daily points league

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
3 years ago

Drop Wily Peralta for Julio Urias? Thanks!

ev
ev
3 years ago

Should I trade Tatis for Paddack in a non keeper league where trea turner is my ss

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

I didn’t know you could see the draft order already in ‘Perts tonight. This changes everything!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hope you do!

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Lindor hurt again

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

so glad I was able to snag Story with my first pick. Losing Lindor for “x” number of days/weeks will hopefully not hurt me too much.

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

In a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league, currently not rostering a catcher but also have an abundance of outfielders. Would you trade George Springer for JT Realmuto if you had too many outfielders? Also was offered JT for Eloy straight up if that’s better…

Can only start 3 OFs and 1 Util and currently have Betts, Soto, Springer, Dahl, Domingo, and Eloy.

Boomer19
Boomer19
3 years ago

Offered Tim Anderson for my Strahm. Anderson would be a upgrade to Escobar. Is it worth the switch?

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

I haven’t had a chance to read all the comments today so if this question has been addressed I apologize.

I have JUP on the IR. need to set my weekly lineup today. Is M. Smith good to go? I see roster resources has him leading off.

Thank You, and good luck on all your teams. You and Rudy take down those other Perts.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

trying to trade for stanton right now

1)my puig/rendon/maeda for stanton/turner/caleb smith

2) puig/rendon/maeda/ryu dor stanton/c seager/smith/richards

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks as always trying to make up for trading away peter alonso for heaney/honeywell. Ozuna trade was declined, he countered with stanton for puig/rendon/maeda. You would do the first deal though too?

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
3 years ago

Drop Wily Peralta for Julio Urias? Thanks!

Vegas Ships
Vegas Ships
3 years ago

Morning Grey, greetings from Vegas!

I’m late to the show this year, have 2 drafts tonight, going with your rankings. Both leagues are Roto, one uses OPS, the other OBP. Use the same rankings for both leagues? Assuming yes, as it’s one category out of 5. Sorry for making an ass of U and Me ;)

True and Correct
True and Correct
3 years ago

Is Fantasy Pros a respected prognosticator ?
If so, I guess my season is over before it starts. Projected for 10th place, with no team strengths and b.avg. as my only weakness. Treasure or Trash ?

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

howie2978
howie2978
3 years ago

Hey Grey! As always, thanks for all the good stuff!

Yahoo H2H 10 team keeper league (team listed below). Was thinking:

1. Add Camargo with empty roster spot with Olson on DL (I need another CI, MI, or 1B)
2. Drop W. Castillo for Julio Urias (Hill out a couple weeks)
3. Drop Bradley Jr. or M. Barnes for Strahm.

Also on waivers: Musgrove, Matz,

Any thoughts? Thanks!!!

My team:

C: Ramos
1B: Muncy (was Olson)
2B: Mondesi
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Bogaerts
CI: Shaw
MI: (empty) (was Muncy)
OF: Yelich, Acuna, Judge, Benintendi, Dahl
Util: Meadows
BN: Bradley Jr., W. Castillo

SP: Scherzer, Bieber, Eovaldi, Kikuchi, Porcello, Happ
RP: Osuna, Leclerc, Giles
BN: Hill, Barnes

DL: Olson

howie2978
howie2978
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oh, Adames also available…would you rather have adames than camargo?

Zach Zelasko
Zach Zelasko
3 years ago

Hey Grey! 10 team H2H 6×6 ops and holds

I got trade requested already this early. Which side wins the trade? I need a pitcher that can get strikeouts and he needs an infielder that can steal.

Giving up Villar for Marquez

PS. I already have Trea, Mondesi, Baez, and Trout

Thanks!

Zach
Zach
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Starters go:
Strasburg
Wheeler
Luchessi
Rodriguez
Ryu
Skaggs
McCugh

So I firgured it could use a boost

Moon Shots
Moon Shots
3 years ago

I drafted Tatis and Alonso in my NL Only in the late rounds. I expected Alonso up to begin the year but with Tatis i am laughing all the way to the bank. I now have an empty NA slot to fill and it seems this year the prospect barrel is down to the dregs with most guys starting in the majors (Robles, Tatis, Paddack, Alonso, Reyes, etc). Senzel and Hiura are already owned in my league so im thinking maybe Ian Happ is the best bet? What are your thoughts on him putting the work in in AAA and coming back to provide value? Ive been on the Happ train the last few years and been disappointed but hey the upside is still there right?

Thanks Grey!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Moon Shots
3 years ago

Happ compared to no other option, sure.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

*runs to see projections for Alonso – sees 73/29/85/.264 in 531 ABs

C’mon Grey: you know it’s gonna be 100/50/184/.270 in 531 ABs

Alonso hype train steamrolling past the 7 train

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 obp

rendon/puig/maeda for stanton/j turner/caleb smith/trevor richards

My starting 5 OF Ozuna/puig/Soto/Marte/Meadows/Laureano/Bader/Lowe
CI Goldy/Rendon/Muncy

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

no im trying to trade for him. i have puig/rendon/maeda

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

First the Mets sign DeGrom to an extension and now they are letting Pete Alonso start the year with the big club?!?!? Should I be worried that the Mets are making smart baseball decisions?!?!?!

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The MLB CBA runs out in a couple of years and everyone knows that there will be changes to the service time rules. No sense holding a guy down to gain an extra year in 5 years when the rules will change in 2 years.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Is it wrong that I wanted DeGrom to pitch angry and hunting for a contract?

It feels wrong. I’m sure he’ll be fine, but I hate owning players who just had a Brinks Truck backed up onto their front lawn.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

One of these years I wanna see Grey get all meta & just casually drop one of his teams in the comments asking for advice ninja-style instead of doing a 600 word write-up about his team.he should also ask the obligatory “should I trade Nolan Arenado for Justin Thrner, Adolis Chapman & a handfuls of magic beans?” question ah the end.

Then a bunch of Razz randos can trash the team or compliment it.

Then Grey can chime in with “agree with BigCock37”.

That should definitely be a thing.

Can the season just start already? Oh, wait – it did. MLB is just so dumb that no one noticed. Facepalm emoji.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Holy. Shit.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

someone writes “cock” in a comment, I come to witness

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

did that come off gay?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

Dang, and I only said it once, too.

I kinda feel like I’ve summoned Beetlejuice, only much much gayer.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- in 12 team mixed leagues, OF waiver wire looks super barren. I’m thinking catcher questions will be replaced with OF questions. “Calhoun or Pillar?” all summer long. I feel like it used to be deeper even 2 years ago?

YC
YC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I was in Disney World last summer and saw someone wearing a Pillar authentic jersey. Isn’t there like a minimum threshold for player jerseys? I wanted to ask the guy “he’s borderline rosterable in 12 team mixed leagues, there’s no one else you like more?”

Dan
Dan
Reply to  YC
3 years ago

Jose martinez – tyler white- avisail garcia?

erad
erad
3 years ago

Bird at 1B tomorrow, Voit DH

Still too early to see how this shakes out with Hicks on the shelf

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  erad
3 years ago

If we can trust in one thing in life, it’s that Greg Bird will @!#$ it up somehow.

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H points what SPers would a Merrifield trade bring back

cable
cable
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks……

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

What’s your take on Holland this year? I’m concerned about the velocity decrease.

I grabbed LeClerc, but missed out on the rest of the closers in the draft, so I picked up Holland off of waivers. I’m not too worried, because I usually cobble together a great bullpen in-season as guys lose the closing gig. However, if I can use the roster slot someplace else, I’d also be fine dropping Holland and punting saves until I can shape my pen the way I want it.

Sea Hags
Sea Hags
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

I’m getting excited this Opening Day Eve and had a trade offer come thru that has me at a standstill.

Keep forever league, standard categories plus OPS, ignoring positions, who would you rather keep? I am the Soto owner and was offered Lindor. What’s Grey do in this situation????

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

can tomorrow fucking get here already

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s tomorrow here but no baseball, weirdly. Must be something wrong with the space-time continuum.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Short your pork bellies.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Don’t like ’em. Profit margins getting squeezed.

mrm3711
mrm3711
3 years ago

Hey Grey, have you adjusted the SS and overall rankings for Tatis and the others yet? They still look the same to me, and I just wanna make sure it’s not my cookies or something. Second draft tonight and I wanna make sure my rankings are up to date, been with you guys for years and can’t wait for this season! Thanks as always for your sage advice, Fantasy Lothario!

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

12 team H/H Points…start 5 SP & 2 RP per week plus all hitters listed

thoughts on team and where to improve..thanks

C..Barnhart
1B..Smoak (M Olson IR)
2B..Merrifield
3B..Suarez
SS..T Turner
OF..Robles
OF..Hoskins
OF..Puig
DH.. T Shaw ( Ohtani IR)

SP..Scherzer
SP..Wheeler
SP..Tanaka
SP..Tailon
SP..Bauer
SP..S Gray
SP..Pivetta
SP..D Rodrriquez
SP..Lucchesi

RP..Yates
RP..Giles

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Scherzer 3rd highest scorer in league last year only hope for repeat….agree with Smoak….Tanaka will get me W’s ….Gray where I got him 2nd to last pick in 22rd draft

CT Wahoo
CT Wahoo
3 years ago

12 team mixed 6×6 with 45 IP minimum per week

Runs/HR/RBI/SB (net)/BA/OPS
Wins/Losses/ERA/WHIP/Kper9/Saves+Holds

C – Cervelli
1B – Santana
2B – Shaw
3B – Chapman
SS – Semien
CI – B. Anderson
MI – Murphy
OF: Yelich, McCutchen, Pham, Nimmo
UTIL – K. Davis
SP: Verlander, Carrasco, Castillo, Hendricks, Stripling, McHugh, Strahm
RP: Yates, Alvarado, Vizcaino, Strickland, Pressly

Given how much value I found at SP in the mid to late rounds, I probably overdid it by taking two aces early. I also know I’m hurting on steals, but think I should be pretty good everywhere else. What do you think?

CT Wahoo
CT Wahoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah. I wanted Lamb at that CI spot, but he got snagged a couple picks before me. Best FA options for CI appear to be Bell, Bruce, Bour and Kang. You like any of those more than Anderson?

Thanks for the reply Grey.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

my maeda/ryu/ozuna or giancarlo/caleb smith/richards

Murphy's Bleacher
Murphy's Bleacher
3 years ago

Auction keeper league: Was just offered Tatis at $1 for my Mondesi at $23. Tatis would be $4 and $7 the next two years…Do the deal?

Jurickson Brofar
Jurickson Brofar
3 years ago

Pete Alonso is now up. Should we care? Do you like him more than Hosmer now?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Alonso or Voit?

Uncle Kai
Uncle Kai
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You now have Pete Alonso ranked ahead of Voit in your 1B ranking …

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, got Story at ss and Mondesi at 2b/ss
Using Schoop as my util
I could of grabbed Tatis and dropped Schoop
You think it was a mistake not grabbing Tatis?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool u made me feel better, lol

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Are you buying on Julio Urias? I fall for the Dodgers rotation merry-go-round every year, but what can I say, I’m an addict.

Pitching staff currently is as follows:

-Trevor Bauer
-Miles Mikolas
-Luis Castillo
-Shane Bieber
-Nick Pivetta
-Tyler Glasnow
-Ross Stripling
-Chris Paddack

Would you lose any of them for Urias, or would you hold? Tbh, Glasnow’s got me worried after that spring performance and word that he’s “experimenting” with his mechanics….

erad
erad
3 years ago

I pay $9.99 for an ad-free Razzball, so damnit I’m gonna post my team if I want to!

10 team 6×6 w OPS and K/9 – 5 keepers – only 3 pick ups per week, so pitching carries a little more weight since harder to stream

All hail this glorious razz inspired squad:

C. Jorge Alfaro
1B. Joey Gallo
2B. Jose Altuve (K)
3B. Jose Ramirez
SS. Trea Turner
CI. Luke Voit
MI. Jean Segura
OF. David Dahl
OF. Aaron Judge (K)
OF. Domingo Santana
OF. Michael Conforto
OF. Cedric Mullins
UT. Max Muncy
UT. Jake Bauers
BN. Ketel Marte
NA. Vlad JR (K)

P. Jack Flaherty
P. Trevor Bauer
P. Shane Bieber
P. German Marquez
P. Jose Leclerc
P. Cody Allen
P. Shane Greene
P. Blake Parker
P. SirAnthony Dominguez
BN. Tyler Glasnow
BN. Chris Paddack
BN. Nick Pivetta
BN. Andrew Heaney

Thanks as always for the great content here – one of the best sites out there!