The Padres traded Franchy Cordero to the Royals. Vincent Vega, “Franchy calls them the Royales with cheese.” If Padres keep trading away fun ballplayers, then Fernando Tatis Jr. better watch himself aka FTJ aka Fun The Jewels. First, the easy side of this trade. With Franchy packing up his red, white and blue flag (no stars), the Padres have an opening for Edward Olivares. They wouldn’t dare, would they? If they dared, then I might be interested. In Double-A last year, he went 18/35/.283, but he was a tad old at that level. Still those numbers are eye-poppers. His overall value until then was of a 4th outfielder (IRL, not IFL). Our Prospectonator (it projects every single rookie) has him down for 14/22/.244 over 162-game season. That’s honestly not bad. I don’t know if Olivares sees any actual playing time, or enough to make him worthwhile. I have added him to today’s Buy column that will be up in a few hours. Yes, that’s right! There’s a Buy this afternoon! Exclamation! (It was released yesterday to our Patreons.) My guess is Wil Myers, Tommy Pham and Trent Grisham are the outfield; Josh Naylor is the DH with, I guess, Ty France, and Edward Olivares is the 4th outfielder. With Franchy headed from the ocean to a-near-a-riverderci, he goes to an equally terrible hitters’ park, and likely still in a platoon. Only now his platoon is less about outfielders needing looks. Against righties, Maikel Franco possibly moves to the bench, and Hunter Dozier takes over third. But vs. lefties, Maikel gets in at third, Dozier moves to the outfield and Franchy is out of the lineup again. It’s pretty flat on fantasy value movement. But, as Franchy was told by Ty France, “If we are going to get men to wear berets, we’re gonna have to spread out.” Anyway, here’s what else I saw for fantasy baseball:

Austin Meadows – Tested positive for Covid, but have no idea when that was. He’s been out of camp since…Well, was he ever in camp? Meadows and Summer Camp sounds like a dream, except for ticks. Bro, ticks be mucking up my good times! And viruses. And ankles. Get rid of ticks, viruses and give everyone cankles! Fixed ya, world! So, because I have no idea how long Meadows has actually been sick, I don’t know when he is going to return. It could be by Monday, it might be September.

Charlie Blackmon – Returned from the IL, then went back to the IL, but I have clarification from a Rockies’ beat writer. Not sure why no one is talking about this, but it does not mean Blackmon is actually sick again. It was a procedural move, and Blackmon is fine for start of season.

Evan Longoria – Has a moderate oblique strain. So, his oblique votes red for fiscal issues and blue for social? I’m guessing Longoria will be out a while, but haven’t heard yet. Good thing Pablo Sandoval gained weight, because with Belt and Longoria out, he’s playing the whole infield.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – Leading candidate for Rangers’ 3rd base job. Falefa said, “I pita the fool who gets in my way!” I guess if he has catcher eligibility in your league there’s worse fliers, but, honestly, not that many worse. IKF is more like IDGAF for fantasy. “Too bad for Todd Frazier, that douche.” That’s Adam Eaton.

Jose Peraza – Will be the Red Sox 2nd baseman. Rain your fantasy value down on my head you sweet, sweet Lord of fantasy! Sweet, Sweet Lord of Fantasy, “Shut up.” Ouch, that hurts. So, I had Peraza as the starter, but this could hurt Michael Chavis a little. Chavis might be okay with 1st base at-bats and some 2nd base when Peraza floats to other positions. It’s not great for Chavis though, if I’m being honest, and for a change I am.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Hit the 10-day IL, but is feeling better and hopes to return soon. Is it me or have 10-day IL stints not really been 10-days long? Or am I being optimistic because I have more Ed-Rod shares than a scientologist?

Miguel Sano – Returns from the IL. Sano said, “I L’d, but Gonzalez won’t be marred with this win.” Damn, Sano is poetic. Welcome back, you wild chunk machine, I love you!

Julio Rodriguez – Has a hairline fracture in his left wrist. Thanks, worst timeline!

Dee Gordon – M’s said they can’t comment on why Gordon is not in camp. More mystery than is in a Dum-Dum Mystery-flavored lollipop.

Lewis Brinson – Hit the IL. That’s a real sha–Wait a second, why wasn’t Jon Berti moved into the starting lineup on Roster Resource?! A little birdy told me Berti, Berti, Berti, Berti…RoboGrey…begins…to…overheat…must…oil…joints. Berti will be in this afternoon’s Buy, even if his starting job isn’t secure.

Matt Joyce – Also hit IL for the Fightin’ Fish. If I can take a moment from my dire warnings to the Marlins to please play Berti, this is also good for Garrett Cooper.

Travis Shaw – Might not be ready to play the field at the start of the season. Lucky the AL added the DH about 40 years ago.

Juan Soto – Has reported to camp. Sexy Dr. Pepper reporting for duty, sir!

Matt Andriese – In line to be the Los Angeles of Anaheim that’s nowhere near Los Angeles, uh, Angels’ 5th starter. Ohtani’s listed as the third starter, but he’ll also be the 6th starter, 2nd starter, 1st right and left fielder and 1st and 2nd DH. Clear?

Jo Adell – News out of camp is starting to sound like the Angels will be dragging their heels on Adell. Great stuff, really terrific. Where’s the nearest wall for me to bang my head?

Willie Calhoun – While Calhoun’s out temporarily with a sore hip, Nick Solak will see everyday playing time. Willie or will he never stay healthy? That is the question.

JaCoby Jones – Out with oblique tightness. That really stinks (I don’t care at all, is it obvious?). This could be good news for Victor Reyes, who could help with steals and batting average. That’s a pretty iffy recommendation, though.

Derek Dietrich – Added to the Reds’ player pool. Yes! I had him in a deep NL-Only league, and this is really all about me.

Joe Smith – Opted out. Wish the Astros had the courage to say who really opted out vs the alias.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Masterpiece theatre in the home that Razzball built!

    a. My current bench bats.

    1. Myles Straw
    2. Magical Madrigal

    Would you drop Straw to add Kintzler (on the wire). This is not the 4th time be adding him in this league. I only added him 3 times in another league.

    b. Too funny about Franchy’s move. Kind of a downward lateral move for him but maybe some of the older Latino players can be a positive influence for him and maybe he thrives.

    c. MLB quote of the day for July 17, 2020.

    ‘If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.’

    Yogi, seems logical only how are we to know what Yogi does or does not know. Only the shadow knows.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Ante!

      A. Madrigal — yum!

      Yes, Kintzler

      B. Yeah, maybe, think he’s out vs. lefties either way

      C. Haha, awesome!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        I love Kiner, looked him up on baseball cube. He’s just the kind of guy I like. Heavy on the contact. I have Alfaro. Should I try to trade Alfaro plus a pitcher for a better pitcher and then pick up Kiner plus the best on the Web or hold Alfaro? Alfaro was had in round 21 in one league and round 25 in the other. So I can also drop him straight up for Kiner. He’s got a job locked up (Kiner) and his manager loves him.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I like Alfaro, but if you need AVG or a couple steals, I guess Kiner is fine

          • galica says:
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            Grey!

            I desperately need average. Have enough power. I’m going for it. Will let you know how it goes.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s fair, they’re close enough to switch up

  2. Big Ticket says:
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    Thanks Grey! Drafted last night in a 10 team, weekly standard roto. Appreciate your thoughts on where I’m weak and who I should think about trying to move.

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Moistakas
    SS – Treat
    3B – Muncy
    CI – Allahson
    MI – Mondesi
    OF – Trout
    OF – Acuna
    OF – McNeil
    OF – Calhoun
    U – McCutchen
    Bench – McMahon
    Bench – Akiyama

    SP – Flaherty
    SP – Giolito
    SP – EdRod
    SP – Gallen
    RP – Kimbrel
    RP – LeClerc
    P – Odorizzi
    Bench – H Robles
    Bench – Gallegos
    Bench – Stroman
    Bench – Panic at the Disco

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      Should have clarified. Keeper league where I started with Trout, Belly, Tildaddy, Treat, and Flaherty. Was pretty thrilled to nab Allahson at 53, Mondesi at 67, Giolito at 73.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        I was wondering how you came away with that core even in a ten team league! Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your hitting and pitching are kinda stacked, your hitting especially…I love the team overall….You have 2 aces, 3 #2s and decent enough pen…And your hitting is ridiculous

      • Big Ticket says:
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        @Grey This is what happens when I listen to you every year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  3. Denver90 says:
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    I need to tag potential keepers for 2 and 3-year contracts. Please rank these guys I have to choose from. I get one of each
    (2-year)’21,’22
    Kingery (Rd 11)
    El Gurriel 12
    C. Walker 13
    Musgrove 16
    (3-yr)’21,’22,’23
    Stripling 27th
    KB Hayes 24
    Grisham 22
    Akiyama 21

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, Walker…

      Grisham, Hayes

      • Denver90 says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – looking forward to the first buy!

    Had my first/last post-covid draft last night – keep 5, 12 team roto (other yrs are H2H), saves+holds, obp/ops (not avg), $260 budget.

    SPs were inflated like crazy (Scherzer $55, Bieber $45, Paddack $36)…. so zagged a little to RPs that I can flip as needed if I really steamroll SVs+Hlds.

    C – T Murphy
    1B – Bellinger keeper ($11)
    2B – Hiura keeper ($5)
    SS – Trevor Story keeper ($13)
    3B – originally Moose but accepted a Turner (who Rudy likes about the same as Moose in this format + $2 M Gore trade)
    OF – Sexy Dr Pepper keeper ($8)
    OF – Luis Robert keeer ($5)
    OF – Schwarber ($24 – last guy in a tier, but love for this format)
    UTL1 – Villar ($20)
    UTL2 – Freeman ($27 – didn’t mean to draft him, but nice keeper/trade value and hopefully back soon! Guys in his pre-covid tier went for $50+)

    Bench – Danny Sanatana ($2), Voit ($3 – great freeman insulation I think?)

    SP – Lynn ($12)
    SP – Odorizzi ($10)
    SP – Lamet ($13)
    SP – Urias ($17)
    P – Hill ($5)
    P – Deaclafani ($1)
    P – Caleb Smith ($1)
    P – Gore ($2)

    RP – Yates ($21)
    RP – Diaz ($11)
    P – Nick Anderson ($12 – love him in this format)
    P – Bradley ($7)
    P – Pressley($4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh on Turner, but it’s fine…I like the hitting a lot tho! Real solid core…Your pitching is fine, should be good enough for this year, it’s obviously lacking a true ace and has risk

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – yea totally. We have a no-winner rule for this season that kicks in if the season ends before game 45, so I figured this year’s the year to try and weird pitching staff and see how it goes.

        Much rather have Moose than Turner too, but given how high pitching goes, I’m hoping Gore will give me a big trade chip once he eventually debuts (given my core, plus the pretty cheap freeman now, I don’t think I’d keep him anyway).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s fair…I love Gore tho, so that’s fair for 60 games for piece down road

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Read your dart throw again before clicking accept, it sold me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey and Razzball brethren!

    How are you doing? Question for y’all.

    I have a 16-team H2H (don’t ask) draft this weekend. It’s deep: 26 rounds, 416 players drafted in total.

    Pitching categories are :

    HRA
    W
    QS
    SV
    HLD
    BAA
    ERA
    WHIP

    Don’t ask (again) btw that’s home runs allowed and batting average against.

    I’m thinking about punting on SP. Well, I can’t punt completely. I’ll need 3 SP eligible RPs to go in those spots.

    So, I won’t win Ks or QS but the latter will be a crap shoot this season anyway. I like my chances in ratios, SV, HLD, and HRA. Wins will be a toss-up.

    I can load up on bats and get good closers and setup guys and Ryan Yarborough types to make sure I get the weekly 10 IP min.

    Viable strategy? The league is pretty SP crazy so I think I can get good value for hitters, but I’ll need one of Yates, Hader, and Osuna by Round 4 (I pick last overall, so 4.1.)

    Any feedback or questions welcomed!

    Thanks and have a great weekend,

    Jake

    • I’ve already used this strategy once and plan to use it again. For what it’s worth, computer projections have me winning the league. You must however get 2 Closers and possibly a 3rd late on in case of injury, so keep a close eye on when the run on Closers begins. I would also suggest noting the RPs with SP eligibility and plan the rounds you’ll be able to get them. IMHO they are not as plentiful as it might seem.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks for the reply. I’m glad you’ve successfully drafted this way. I’d like to think I’m smart enough to pull it off but first time you never know!

        Yeah I definitely want one of the top guys and then at least two others, ideally three.

        One thing that occurs to me is that since we play with holds, other guys will be after setup MR. However, they tend to go later, so I’d likely have first shot… I also can spend all my picks I’d be using on SP on bats and closers and MR. The numbers would suggest I’m good (but I’ll have like 6-7 picks I’ll need to figure out!)

        Who are some of the MR you got or are targeting?

        Thanks again for weighing in!

    • Also on Closers Jake, I wouldn’t start the run on Closers, I would be tempted to take both Closers back to back in rounds 5 and 6. I would suggest reading Greys post yesterday on Closers if you haven’t already done so.

      • My NL league I got Hader Strahm Pagan Treinen Betances Harris Jackson Martin Kelly Gott. I usually check the ADP of guys I’m targeting and hopefully take them a couple of rounds earlier.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          Good stuff. Thanks again.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Yeah that’s a good shout. But I reckon the top three guys would be gone by then so I’d in effect be reaching for 2nd tier types at the 5-6 turn. Hader with his multi-inning appearances and K prowess would be a good get at 4.1 I reckon. But I see your point as well.

        Oh, I read all of the Fantasy Master Lothario’s posts but should peep it again now that I have this strategy in mind…

        • Ellis says:
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          News just broke, Osuna hasn’t started throwing yet

          • JakeTPE says:
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            Uggh thanks. Have him in another league and backed him up with Presley. Was gonna say Step forward Hector Rondon but now I see he’s in Arizona!

            What was Osuna doing all this time that he’s behind schedule?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      QS are whatever, but why punt Ks? Why punt SPs? It’s fine to get an SP fewer than some other leaguemates or get not as good SPs, but don’t punt it — Just ease up on it…Yarbrough is great, Musgrove, Houser, those types are fine

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Hey Grey. Thanks for the reply. I’ll consider this approach too with later round upside guys. I could see it working as well. Hope you have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  6. Save + holds league do you think closers whip will increase enough to worry with the new rule in extra inning games? Man on 2nd, bunted to 3rd, then your r.p. Walk the next two, a then a single. Was thinking just draft hold guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closers’ WHIPs? Nah, guy on 2nd is unearned…If anything WHIP goes down…One single and game is over vs. other scenarios where two singles and a guy is just now on 2nd

  7. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Hi from COVID central in Fla
    Will Margo get Meadows at bats if Meadows is really out? We also need a fill in for Walker Choices are slim ( need the power not necessarily a 1b) Kemp, Riddick, Frenchy, Fraley. Albert?
    I can’t see this season playing out..but we all have to pretend it will.
    Hope all is well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be careful out there, and stay well!

      Margot will get more ABs with Meadows out, but we don’t know how long Meadows is out

      Reddick is safest, Franchy has most upside

  8. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ohtani Sunday pitching schedule

    @ Oak
    Vs Hou
    @ Tex
    Vs LAD
    @ Oak
    Vs Sea
    VS Hou
    @ Col
    Vs Tex
    @ Lad

    Ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yikes

  9. Joeg414 says:
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    Daniel Hudson or Austin Adams in a 6×6 (No Holds) Roto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I guess try Adams

  10. William Hung says:
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    wooo Friday Buy/Sell! Can’t wait!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  11. J-Hova says:
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    BUY today – best news EVER! Can’t wait!
    10 team roto – would you add Lewis or Hilliard for Meadows?

    New Blu and Exile is out today, you have any interest?? Checking it out now. Also a JoeyBadass ep, i never got into him but will check it out on the strength of his crew member, CJ Fly’s solo that came out earlier this yr which was great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

      Should I have interest, I don’t know, tbh….I’ll check it out if you tell me

  12. Jason says:
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    Gut feeling on who is the better play in Milwaukee as my final OF, Avisail Garcia or Ryan Braun? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Close…I’d try Avisail

  13. Joet says:
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    Grey,

    Between I Happ and A Hays, who would you take?

    And is it close?

  14. Steve says:
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    Freddy P or Burnes for the 5th starter dart throw in MIL?
    Crick or Betances for save chances?

    Thanks and have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes

      Crick

      You too!

  15. The Great Knoche says:
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    $250 NFBC Rotowire Sprint Last Night from the turn at the 12 spot.. Plan for first few rounds worked. Had some things fall in my lap like Bogaerts at pick 60. Internet took a shit when I drafted Wheeler and ERod BTB in the middle. If they both pitch I guess it could be a couple of value picks.

    Gonna be all SAGNOF on the FAAB

    C Garver (10)
    C Kelly (18)
    1B Olson (4)
    2B Edman (12)
    SS Bogaerts (5)
    3B Arenado (1)
    CI Nunez (22)
    MI Didi (17)
    OF K Marte (3)
    OF Jimenez (6)
    OF Robert (7)
    OF Kingery (14)
    OF Peralta (19)
    U Grisham (21)

    P Flaherty (2)
    P Rogers (8)
    P Lamet (9)
    P Bumgarner (11)
    P Odorizzi (13)
    P Wheeler (15)
    P ERod (16)
    P Stroman (20)
    P Magill (23)

    Bench B – Yaz, Mazara, Reyes
    Bench P- Alcantara, Means, M Gonzeles, D Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, Xander that late is crazy…I think Wheeler and EdRod are okay that late…I love the team overall, if I had to quibble, think you’re weak on AVG, steals and saves

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Yup, right where I had it. 4 Points in Steals and Average and 1 in saves.

        You check out Letterkenny or Brockmire yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, they’re on my list tho…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No spoilers!

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                BUY Letterkenny.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How many shows can I watch at once?

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    Depends if Cougs is around or not. If the answer is no, I would say 7.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHA, you’re not wrong

    • DonnieB says:
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      I did an NFBC $250 Online last week from the 12 spot and went Story,Tatis, Corbin and Olson. I got crap on the chat board for taking two SS—which I think you can do in a 12 team league—-and Olson at 37th. Just posting it as a comparative. Thoughts?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’m not crazy on the double SS, but I’ve got no problem with the HR/SB combo you are getting from them at top of draft. I would have preferred Story over Nolan myself, but then I likely would have gone Suarez later on instead of Bogaerts so it depends how you build the rest of it.

  16. Rebar says:
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    I am not sure Edward Olivares is in the Padres plan at the moment. I believe they will be using newly acquired out of options Jorge Mateo in the outfield instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That could be, he’s just a flyer for right now, I don’t have any huge hopes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been really impressed with him!

  17. Cram It says:
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    Jake Fraley – any thoughts? I’ve never seen you mention him. I may be ill-advisedly sweatin’ him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s literally the last OF I ranked out of roughly 150 — haha, so I have thoughts, not great ones…Think he’s a platoon on a terrible team in a bad park and old and hasn’t done much — but if he gets hot!

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. He’s 24! I’m not talking dynasty, he seems like at worst a prime SAGNOF candidate. Haniger still isn’t ready to go, the PT should be there. I’m not excited per se, but as a 5th OF for steals, I’ll sign up to see what happens.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought he was 25…It’s fine as a flyer, but a 25 year old who’s done nothing in majors yet doesn’t scream great

  18. Colin Robinson says:
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    I was thinking about dropping my catchers when they go to San Francisco and maybe picking up catchers when they go to Denver Colorado. My aunt was supposed to be going on a trip to Denver Colorado but instead she ended up going to San Diego California. It rained for two days straight which I’m told is rare for San Diego California because it doesn’t rain that often in Southern California and when it does it often floods. The flooding causes the soil to erode and the combination of eroded soil and freshwater rain end up flowing to the ocean instead of hydrating the soil because after all much of Southern California is desert and without the creation of the artificial Los Angeles river there would not be any water. The water in Los Angeles actually starts off as snow in the mountains and my aunt ended up not staying at the zoo as long as she would have otherwise liked to due to the rain but if she was being honest she would not have stayed long enough to feed the giraffes anyway due to her stomach troubles. It seems that she may have been exposed to a stomach bug when she was aboard the greyhound bus that she traveled on on her way to San Diego California. I often get sick when I travel by bus and I have heard that it is not uncommon for people to get ill for a few days after doing a lot of traveling. Susan who works at Ralph’s said she got sick after traveling by bus to Reno Nevada. It was not her first choice she and her boyfriend could not agree on which place to visit so Reno Nevada ended up being their compromise.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      When does the new season come out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop sucking my energy, Colin Robinson!

    • Cram It says:
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      Filibuster

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cram needs to watch What We Do In The Shadows

        • Cram It says:
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          Oh, I see the reference now. I glossed over the name and didn’t read the paragraph!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  19. BigEasy35 says:
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    Dynasty team going to compete this year but need some saves. Pick one: Kintzler, Helsley, Knebel, Britton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler

      Britton rn

  20. The sportsguy says:
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    3rd pick in 10 team AL only….obviously don’t control who is taken above me but questioning the Trout maternity and general pitching questions for Cole.

    Can you rank top 4 for AL only

  21. Joeg414 says:
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    D.Cease or Josh James? 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      James

  22. Bterry says:
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    How is my rcl (fcl league) team looking?

    C -perez
    1b- goldy
    2b- biggio
    3b- j turner
    Ss- anderson
    Mi- peraza
    Ci- hoskina
    Of- dahl
    Of- gallo
    Of- hilliard
    Of- puig
    Of- d santana
    Ut-grichuk
    B- madrigal
    B- polanco

    P- cole
    P- scherzer
    P- strasburg
    P- kershaw
    P- nola
    P- bauer
    P- doolittle
    P- t rigers
    P- workman
    B- kirinchak

    I know im way heavy on sp, but with the FCL players all punting pitching thats how it turned out past two years.
    Thought?

    • Grey

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      You have Cole, Scherzer, Strasburg and then took Kershaw, Nola and Bauer…It’s not how I would build a team, your hitting is obviously lacking…You have no AVG, runs and your power might be an issue…Madrigal is nice pick tho

      • Bamabterry says:
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        This is what happens when you show up to the FCL draft in the 8th round. Lol. My avg is terrible but i like my runs and power. Interested to see how it plays out. I had greinki too but managed to flip him for gallo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good trade! Hopefully you can find hitting on waivers, and in RCL you usually can

          • Bterry says:
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            Yea. Im actually interested to see how it plays out. Last year i was in 2nd place with a month left in the season in FCL with a very sinilar type team. Ended up finishing lower middle of the pack. I should win era whip and probably k’s but it is going to be a battle everywhere else.

            • Grey

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              Oh, if you don’t win all SP cats, something went catastrophically wrong

              • Bamabterry says:
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                Maybe if I stream hitters where i have each position in the lineup filled by a guy getting 4 ab’s everyday I will have a shot in the counting stats. Pull a complete flip of what the rest of the league is doing because in FCL everyone streams sp everyday.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, that’s what I’d do, so I’d wait to see who’s hot opening weekend

      • Bterry says:
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        Which players should I look to upgrade? I like my infield a lot. I feel anderson and biggio should be able to compete in Middle infield with the top guys even tho they are mid rounders. Same with hoskins and goldy. Def some risk but seems there is some upside with both of those guys from where they are being drafted.

        • Grey

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          Hilliard may not be starter anymore, but you can hold him for Coors games rn…Grichuk is super whatever in RCL, but I’d want to see who’s hot then start cycling thru guys in-season

          • Bterry says:
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            Good advise. That will prob be what I have to do with my of and Middle infield position. Hopefull madrigal is what i think he is.

            • Grey

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              Hope Madrigal a week just in case doesn’t break camp with Sox

              • Bterry says:
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                Great call there. Prob woulda dumped him had i seen him not with club

  23. Amped for my home league set for Sunday zoom. #3 pick in a 12 team roto re-draft, should be great. I feel really good about getting at least 60 games of MLB and having some fun with the draft, so thanks for your advice and prep, I’m gonna need it vs these cut-throats.
    Have a great weekend brother man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  24. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Salvedor Perez is coming off IL i added Alfaro when it looked like he SP was going to be out longer.

    Perez or Alfaro? He has to come off IR next roster move i make .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sal P

  25. Ryan Kinley says:
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    Dynasty league 5×5 with OBP instead of avg. Yordan Alvarez or Eloy Jimenez?
    For this year I think Eloy with the questions on Yordans health but long term not sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan, but close

  26. krazyivan says:
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    This could work great for Franchy. I was very impressed with how the Royals got the best out of Soler last year after years with the Cubs as a big question mark of whether he could reach his full potential. He defense must be sort of good or the Royals wouldn’t bother with him. I’m also don’t have any faith that Franco is good at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he might be okay if he’s hot, but I just saw Rudy has him ranked in the 720s and had some cold water splashed in my face

      • krazyivan says:
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        https://www.mlb.com/padres/video/cordero-s-489-foot-homer-c1957801483

        This just isn’t a smart move by Preller. You’ve got Pomeranz and Strahm coming out of the bullpen and you’re giving up on Cordero because you think you need that solid third lefty out of the pen. What? Here is something you could do-get more out of your righty bullpen arms-they only have to pitch to a couple of guys so they should be able to give lefties a hard time. I don’t see the Yankees stocking up on lefties-just solid bullpen options.

        I dunno, it just has always bothered me that Preller gets the pass as a good GM when really he that the real life version of a fantasy rosterbator owner whose teams alway lose games

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Honestly, he seems to just be unloading guys

          Also:
          *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  27. Bobby says:
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    I have the first pick in an OBP league. Would you pick Yelich over Acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  28. William Hung says:
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    Besides having a buy column today, another sign the season is coming – David Dahl is already hurt! Rockies downplaying his core injury…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I saw…Dahl’s so gloriously brittle

      • William Hung says:
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        I did some quick draft prep based off of rankings and ADP – It loo