The year was 2005 and my buddy kept talking about his fantasy baseball team. I had no idea what he was saying most the time, because I had never played the game before. Actually I had barely watched any baseball at all. I was a jaded strike fan who was as casual as they come with my knowledge of the game. I knew a little about the local teams and that was about it. Any the hoo, he kept going on and on about this Ryan Howard kid until that name was stuck in my head. Fast forward to March of 2006, he talked me into playing with him and “his” friends for fun… and money. I get to the 10th round of the draft and I need a 1B, so I remember the kid that got drilled into my head the year before and I take Ryan Howard with the pick. That year he put up a 104/58/149/0/.313 line and I won that league. Actually I won for lots of reason, I rosterbated before I knew what that was and I streamed like a mofo. I also never gave him a dime, he took my entry out of my winnings, kept some of it for the next season and I played with them for free for the next five seasons. I hearted Howard like Grey hearts Giancarlo. He was my savior that year. I think I drafted Gagne in the 5th and Fatolo in the 4th… I had no idea what I was doing. But I learned the game by doing and picked it up pretty fast, and now you get to see me at least twice a week. If this angers you, then blame occasional commenter the Birdman for me being here. It’s all his fault.

This week Ryan Howard (17.4%) gets my creeper blessing. He’s really been coming on of late (5/3/8/0/.319 over last two weeks), and when I checked our player rater he was ahead of Albert Pujols, Billy Butler, Matt Adams and Adam LaRoche. I’m not telling you to drop any of those guys for him, okay maybe Fatty McAdams, but damn, he’s really ahead of Pujols? You will see below how my patience is really wearing thin with these guys. Howard gets fantasy baseball’s favorite hitters park, Coors Field, this week where everyone is bichetter! We all know how much he has struggled the past few seasons but even in Coors a correction will occur. He’s batted .281 with a dong in that time and with the bit of life he’s showing lately I feel pretty confident telling you to get him in your line-up. With three right-handers and 1 lefty set to take the hill it’s a done and done. After this series, it gets a little dicey. He gets a three game series to close out the week against the Nationals where he will face Zimmerman, Scherzer, and Strasburg. But J-FOH, why choose him for the creeper? The Mad Max game is a sit but the other two have not pitched well this year. Stras looks hurt and the Z-man has been a’ight with touches of meh. Hot is hot and I got a strong feeling he’s going to come into that series ready to spice them up with his hot schmotato salsa. Grey, patent that idea under the corporation for the future. Grey Albright’s Hot Schmotato Salsa…It’s Razztastic! Sorry about that, I get an idea and lose my train of thought. I checked the Hitter-Tron after I wrote this and that 10W 30 addict has Howard as a $10 play. *High fives self.*

 

 The Top-100 Hitters, Week 7

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI
3 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
4 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
5 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
6 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
7 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
8 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
9 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
10 Bryce Harper +6 OF WAS
11 Justin Upton OF SD
12 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
13 Adam Jones OF BAL
14 Andrew McCutchen +16 OF PIT
15 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
16 Jose Bautista -6 OF TOR
17 Ryan Braun +8 OF MIL
18 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
19 Carlos Gomez OF MIL
20 Michael Brantley OF CLE
21 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
22 Todd Frazier +6 3B CIN
23 Starling Marte  OF PIT
24 Joey Votto 1B CIN
25 Jacoby Ellsbury +7 OF NYY
26 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
27 Troy Tulowitzki -18 SS COL
28 Chris Davis +6 3B BAL
29 J.D. Martinez +11 OF DET
30 Prince Fielder +13 1B TEX
31 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
32 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
33 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
34 Eric Hosmer +39 1B KC
35 Corey Dickerson -18 OF COL
36 Billy Hamilton -10 OF CIN
37 Matt Kemp -6 OF SD
38 Robinson Cano 2B SEA
39 Buster Posey C SF
40 Mark Trumbo +10 OF ARI
41 Jorge Soler OF CHC
42 Joc Pederson OF LAD
43 Wil Myers OF SD
44 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
45 Brett Gardner OF NYY
46 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
47 Jason Kipnis +18 2B CLE
48 Brian Dozier +23 2B MIN
49 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
50 David Ortiz DH BOS
51 Ian Desmond SS WAS
52 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
53 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
54 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
55 Kendrys Morales +11 1B KC
56 Mookie Betts OF BOS
57 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
58 Manny Machado +22 3B BAL
59 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
60 Evan Longoria 3B TB
61 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
62 Howie Kendrick 2B LAD
63 Hunter Pence N/A OF SF
64 Albert Pujols -28 1B LAA
65 Avisail Garcia OF CHW
66  A.J. Pollock OF ARI
67 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
68 Matt Holliday OF STL
69 Kolten Wong 2B STL
70 Jason Heyward OF STL
71 Devon Travis 2B TOR
72 Brandon Moss OF CLE
73 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
74 Alex Gordon OF KC
75 Gregory Polanco -21 OF PIT
76 Matt Carpenter 3B STL
77 Jay Bruce OF CIN
78 Steven Souza OF TB
79 Dexter Fowler N/A OF CHC
80 Stephen Vogt C OAK
81 Evan Gattis C HOU
82 Russell Martin C TOR
83 Mark Teixeira +8 1B TEX
84 Josh Reddick N/A OF OAK
85 Jhonny Peralta N/A SS STL
86 Adam LaRoche 1B CHW
87 Denard Span N/A OF WAS
88 Marcus Semien N/A SS OAK
89 Christian Yelich N/A OF MIA
90 Ryan Zimmerman +9 3B WAS
91 Mike Moustakas +6 3B KC
92 Adam Lind 1B MIL
93 Marlon Byrd N/A OF CIN
94 Billy Butler 1B OAK
95 Alex Rodriguez -8 3B NYY
96 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD
97 Lucas Duda -18 1B NYM
98 Shin-Soo Choo N/A OF TEX
99 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
100 Delino DeShields Jr N/A 2B TEX
    Major adjustments this week for the top 100 as some guys I was bearish on have forced the hand and made their season debut here. I still don’t trust some of them but they deserve to be here. Hell I don’t even know if I deserve to be here. I’m just a f&#[email protected]% with a laptop. Here we go.
  • Bryce the Harper is not stealing bags, which is good for his health, but dropping bombs like he’s playing in 2006. I have rewarded him with top 10 status even though I still hate him from last year.
  • The Dread Pirate must of read me last week because since last Sunday he is looking like a first rounder. I guess he wasn’t hurt, just pimp walking.
  • For all the Braun doubters, all I can say to you is HA! What’s Up Dog!
  • Joey Bats shoulder is “healing” which I hope translates to him being a dong machine. Wait! No I don’t. I own him nowhere.
  • The Jacobin has been reigning terror on the basepath this year and probably should of been in the top 25 last week. Please don’t take my head.
  • Tulo es muy pinche puta. He’s day to day with a quad and let the “should I be worried about Tulo” questions begin.
  • J.D. reminded me this week why I had him so high before. It won’t happen again Just Dongs
  • Prince and Hosmer have shown me enough. They both get big bumps like Mrs. Fielders big bumps. What’s up Avisail? Too bad they couldn’t of done this last year when I drafted them all over the place. The stats not the weird sex rumors.
  • Dickerson, Hamilton and Kemp all took a dive this week. One for bad footsies, one for only having footsies, and the other because he’s showing the 2013 version of himself (Kemp). His ISO is .103, GB% is up, Walk are way down, and his HR/FB is in the gutter (2.8%). It should come up and he might be a nice buy low, but don’t expect 2014 Kemp, maybe 2013 and a half Kemp.
  • Kipnis and Dozier are two of the hottest hitters the last two weeks. Kippy got into the leadoff spot and ran with it and Dozier, well I try not to watch Twins games if I can for fear of narcolepsy. I know that’s ridiculous because their offense isn’t that bad (10th in Runs) but it just feels right not watching them.
  • The Macho Man is quietly putting together a nice year. I pinky swear it.  His walks are up, K’s are down, flyballs are up, groundballs are down, BABIP is actually unlucky (.293) and HR/FB is in reasonable territory for him. A 20/12 year while batting .280 with a shot at more seems highly likely at this point.
  • Pujols has been getting old fast. He’s a latin 39 and even though he has 6 bombs he isn’t looking good. I’ve been watching him a lot lately and don’t like what I see. I know his BABIP is low (.221) but he got really old really fast. I would take him as a buy low but wouldn’t expect anything north of .250 this year.
  • Polanco has been sitting against lefties and I am reflecting that here. It’s disappointing he isn’t getting a chance to work it out and until that changes his value will drop. Another buy low for cheep speed.
  • I still don’t trust the string bean, rojo verga, and the splooge (Fowler, Reddick and Semien) but they are doing it and doing it well. If it holds up I would be shocked.
  • Call me crazy on Delino but his speed is crazy (9 steals in 45 AB’s) Thats redonkeykong! Revere who?
  • The GIF of the week is what I would be willing to do to get a starting pitcher I drafted to not defecate all over my ratios. Yeah I know this is a hitters post but whatev’s

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  1. Dan says:
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    Hey, thanks for the rankings J!

    What side of the trade do you like better in my 10 team 5×5 Roto redraft?

    Team A trades: Kershaw

    Team B Trades: Brantley and Arrieta

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dan: Team B

  2. JB says:
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    i was offered carlos gomez for kris Bryant 4×4 14 team root league (no runs) what do you think I think gomez is a no brainer, but bryant is so young with so much potential

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JB: is this a keeper? in the absence of runs I’m kinda feelin Bryant.

      • JB says:
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        could keep either bryant for 3 yrs at 40 $ gomez not a keeper, my team is a little SB deprived, which is why i was leaning towards gomez

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JB: Bryant as a keeper is too hard to pass up. I’d take Bryant considering you can’t keep Gomez then look for speed somewhere else

  3. JJ says:
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    Hey J-FOH,

    Which 3 of these OF would you want in a keeper league
    Y.TOMAS
    AJ POLLOCK
    AV.GARCIA
    S.CHOO

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JJ: Depends how many years you can keep. I’d go Tomas, Garcia, Pollock

  4. Whodat says:
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    Who would you rather have at SS? Crawford or Simmons.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Whodat: Simmons but it’s really a coin flip depending on needs

  5. slimbo says:
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    What’s up

    Just got offered soler for my salazar…do I take it?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @slimbo: that’s close. Can you give up the power? who is the rest of your OF? What’s your staff like?

      • slimbo says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Norris davis russell guerrero kang moose travis marte Upton reddick pederson harper yelich

        Kershaw strasburg syndergard salazar rodon Chapman davis famila Holland miller allen ramos

        What you think? Could prolly get more for salazar? He also has arenado and hamilton

        • J-FOH says:
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          @slimbo: the question marks with Strasburg coupled with unproven Syndergard and Rodon I would hold. You have a strong offense already.

  6. B the Esq. says:
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    Thoughts on Papi? Obviously slow start, but is he coming around or is he actually showing his age and mileage?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @B the Esq.: he should be better at some point but the age regression is showing. Let’s hope when it warms up he heats up. Risky but good potential buy low

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @J-FOH: Thank J-Foh…In a 10 team h2h keeper and Big Papi was cut loose by another manager. Just wanted to get your thoughts….I don’t think I have the roster spot for him though….Swihart, Rizzo, Wong, Machado, J-Roll, Trout, Cutch, Braun, B. Ham on offense….I don’t usually carry a bench bat and don’t think I can drop any of those guys for Papi.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @B the Esq.: this might be a case where you should carry that bench bat for a bit and see how it works out

  7. 740 says:
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    thanks for the read bro. 10team h2h 5×5. please pick one. Feliz, Ziegler, McGee?

    Thanks!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @740: McGee

  8. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    What are your thoughts on Alex Guerrero? Is he ever going to be worth rostering?

    I’m debating dropping either him or a blazing shmotato in Yunel Escobar.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Elliot: I’m had the same mental debate last night. I’m holding a bit longer on him. The upside is crazy good

  9. greg says:
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    Time to get one of those returning injured catchers though I don’t hate Montero, he doesn’t play enough….rank Gomes, D’Arnaud, and Wieters.

    I’m leaning D’Arnaud because of the lineup around him, but know the other two are ranked higher.

    Can you rank them for me with your reasoning if you don’t mind? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @greg:
      1) Gomes – its close between him and Travis for me, the one thing I like with Gomes is they can DH him as they ease him back in to catching 5-6 days a week. Big Magoo told me he read they are planning on using him at DH.

      2) TdA – He looked great before the injury but I’,m always suspect of hand injuries and how it effects their swing. It’s really close IMO.

      3) Weiters – it seems like forever since he’s played and Joseph has done really well with the staff and the bat. I have a hunch his playing time will not be what we want.

      • greg says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks much!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @greg: no prob.

  10. tgk says:
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    Matt Carpenter is ranked lower than jason heyward? That must be an oversight.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @tgk: it isn’t. Carpenter is out of his skull so far and it won’t last.

  11. Roll of SAGNOF hear my cry says:
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    would you trade Desmond and Pujols for Adam Jones?

  12. nick the dick says:
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    Zombinos! Now you’re speaking my language. Good stuff Fohski

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: you are such a lover of the polar bears.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’m nostalgic and like to feel secure…fully expected to see a Howard the Duck clip tied in there

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: I was so off yesterday… one of those days where I struggled through this

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: hahaha classic

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: I’m the first to pass out and make the s**t look cool

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Dope!! Havent gotten a chance to listen to that album yet but i shall

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: then WTF are you waiting for

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Waiting on the world to change. And me to figure out how a goddamn computer works.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: dont make me mail you burned copies

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: That’d be so much easier!!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: Im lazy so you might get it by christmas

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: The gift of sound beats new socks and a Ron Popeil easy pasta maker. Plus I probably wont fully grasp this ITunes gizmo or Spotify gadget until well after that

  13. Harris says:
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    10 team h2h league. I have Reyes, been using Castro while he’s hurt. Was thinking of dropping him for Brandon Crawford who is in Col this week. Thoughts on that idea?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Harris: I’m down with that. You can batty call til reyes comes back. Glavis might not be a bad play for the Philly series in Coors too

  14. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Great stuff Mr FOH!

    Who do you like for the ROS, out of Puig, Cargon, Marte..

    thanks man

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: thanks. At this point marte. He’s the most healthy. He’s hitting Homers at an unsustainable rate but numbers are numbers.

  15. Lark says:
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    Who do I drop my 3rd baseman is arenado. I have Maikel Franco but not sure if i should keep him over any of these guys Choo, Soler, Yelich. I want to drop him to have another streamer spot for my pitching staff/ or when i need some speed
    My other outfielders are Ozuna,Upton, Bruce,Souza. Start 4 OF 1Util
    Other power hitters are Encanrnacion, Zunino, Pujols.

    So should i drop franco for any of those guys or just drop him for another streamer pitching spot

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lark: I’d drop Franco for the streamer and keep an eye on him

      • Lark says:
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        @J-FOH: Would you drop choo, for desheilds, martin since there’s two cats steals/net or just ride choo while he’s hot

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Lark: deshields

  16. Jeter North says:
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    Is it time to take Shelby Miller seriously?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jeter North: until it crashes down ride it. He’s looking like this years 2014 Hughes

  17. Riley says:
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    Drop Andrus for Jace Peterson? and slot semien into ss

  18. I read this Hatred.

      • @J-FOH: Nice scoop on Howard…was hoping to grab him back for tomorrow

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: I almost thru out my back picking him up

  19. Chris says:
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    Thanks for the update J-Foh,

    I’m in a 5×5 h2h roto league:

    Please pick 2 to sit:

    Aoki-Parades-Pedro Alvrez-Alcedes Escobar-Brad Miller

    Miller hit 2 HR’s Yesterday and 1 today.

    Plese pick 1 closer to sit: Boxberger-KRod-Grilli

    Thanks!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Aoki and Miller

      Box with the McGee factor

  20. Mr.Fister says:
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    First off, nice article. i enjoyed reading it, but i have to nit pick.

    Whats up with putting Kole Calhoun at #57?

    From what i see, sure he has a good average (.307), but he doesn’t hit enough home runs or steal bases for me to consider him a better option than Carpenter, Gordon or even Garcia. His batting order spot is great, but Mike Soscia said that he’s going to move him down in the order as soon as today.

    Calhoun IS going against a ton of righties in week 7, but i still don’t think that should put him at 56, granted it’s not really that high of a ranking anyways.

    What’s your reasoning?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mr.Fister: this isn’t a weekly ranks, this is going forward and value right now. I still like Calhoun a lot ROS, the Angels have been so so this year and it reflects in his numbers. He’s making good contact and has actually increased his line drive rate and dropped his groundball rate. Not enough flyballs to get more homers and that worries me but he’s avery good player. Gordon always has the injury issues and I reflect that here. Carpenter is out of his skull right now and I doubt we see a 2013 repeat this year. His HR/FB is over triple the norm. He’s not stealing any bases and probably won’t.

      • Mr. Fister says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Very good. Thanks for the reply! Threw some knowledge at me.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Mr. Fister: anytime. Thanks for challenging it. I need that.

  21. McNulty says:
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    Would you start Rosario (8 games at Coors, but Morneau may come back sometime this week) or Zunino (6 games at BAL/TOR)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @McNulty: I’d gamble on Rosario

  22. SteveNZ says:
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    Eff Sundays in H2H. My team is always shit. 1/15 with a Run, so far today.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: let it all out, this is a safe place.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: 1/17.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: And I’m up against Miggy. FMFBBL.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: But don’t worry. I have Wong. Who has been useless this week.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: 1/21

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: survey says?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And sonavabenched by Avisail for the second time this week. FBB sucks dog balls.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @SteveNZ: you need to trust avisail

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @J-FOH: I know – I got too many outfielders on this team though – Puig, Holliday, Choo, CarGo, Eaton, Reddick, Gose. We only get 10 adds a week so I keep plenty of bench bats for the short days.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @J-FOH: Oh, and it’s LF/CF/RF too, so can’t just plunk a guy anywhere.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @SteveNZ: I hate those leagues with the positions like that

  23. osnam says:
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    I was just offered Keuchel and Solar for my Kemp and Jose Fernandez. Im having a hard time deciding what to do. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @osnam: keuchel side.. I’d take that in a heartbeat.

      • osnam says:
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        @J-FOH: yeah? No question?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @osnam: none by me.

  24. greg says:
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    Heck of a game for Franco today. He a must-add? I already have Longoria and Paredes, though the Paredes train may be slowing…..tx

    • J-FOH says:
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      @greg: Id take Franco over Paredes

  25. Db says:
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    Deshields or burns

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Db: Deshields

  26. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jack Full! Should I drop Soler and pick up Choo or stash Correa for a bench spot? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: no. Soler has too much upside

  27. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, would you start Kang or Flores this week at SS? The Pirates only have 5 games while the Mets have 7. Thanks!

    • asdfasdf says:
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      @asdfasdf: Sorry I also should have asked, would you start Wily Peralta (@ATL), Garza (@ATL), Archie Bradley (@MIA), or maybe AJ Ramos and hope for some saves? It is a points league so RP or SP doesn’t matter, but SP is a bit safer in a sense b/c they are guaranteed to have a start whereas RP aren’t guaranteed save opportunities. Thanks

      • J-FOH says:
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        @asdfasdf: I’m not loving those starts, I’d go Ramos

    • J-FOH says:
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      @asdfasdf: Flores

  28. Sports Benjamin says:
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    Thanks for the ranks!
    Need to plug the hole left by Segura. League is R/HR/RBI/OBP/SLG/STL. Available options are:
    Alcides Escobar
    Brandon Crawford
    Danny Santana
    Jace Peterson

    I like Crawfords upcoming schedule for this week. But what do you think ROS out of these guys?

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sports Benjamin: Escobar the rest of the way agree with Crawford schedule

  29. tals23 says:
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    In a 16team head to head keeper, I have been offered Beltre and Boxberger for Betts and Strasburg….I have Aramis Ramirez and David Wright but who knows when Wright will be back and Ramirez is on the back nine….while I believe that Betts will one day be a top 40 OF, he has disappointed thus far….I have Rodney and Papelbon at RP, but Rodney is killing me…oh yeah….I’ve had Strasburg for several years and overall he has not lived up to the hype and he looks injured….but he is still Strasburg….thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @tals23: be more patient with Betts, I wouldn’t make the deal

      • tals23 says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Thanks

        • J-FOH says:
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          @tals23: no prob.

  30. Steven says:
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    10 Team Al Only yahoo Keeper league
    Roster – Zunino(c), Edwin(1b), Forsythe(2b), Donaldson(3b), B. Miller(ss), A. Garcia(of), Calhoun(of), D. Santana(of), Machado(util), Deshields(bn), R.Castillo(bn)Correa(bn), Reyes(DL)

    With enough SS coverage, I was thinking of trying to trade Reyes. Prob best if I wait until he comes back and is at least producing. And I have Machado to cover third if I move Donaldson.

    I was thinking of sending an offer to Trout owner of Donaldson/Reyes for Trout. Fair, not even close, or too much to pay? It’s going to take a few keepers for next year, if he will move him at all.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steven: Id try for the donaldson trout deal. If not then try and move Reyes.

  31. Adam says:
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    Jd Martinez or Pujols ROS??

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: JD

  32. Chris says:
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    Hey again J F0h,

    I want to pick up Jim Johnson as security for Grilli, good move? I picked up a few guys, because I had a few bums aka Travis Wood. So if I pick up Johnson should I drop Wada, Feldman or Nola. I’m hearing Nola may be up sooner rather than later.

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Feldman

  33. cubjet says:
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    Have both wieters an d’Arnaud on my bench. Vogt is my starter. I need to drop one of them. Who would you hang onto as a backup?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @cubjet: Travis d

  34. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    nice job here J-FOH ive been worried about Tulo most of the year,i havent watched him play yet but he isnt hitting for power at all,

    • J-FOH says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: thanks Al, something stinks in Denver this year

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @J-FOH: true dat,but something smells good too,and its legal

        • J-FOH says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: I’m from California. It’s like an air freshener sent at this point

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            @J-FOH: yeah i bet,its time for it everywhere,spend that money chasing meth and crack dealers,no one ever killed thier grandmother for twenty bucks to buy weed,they do for these otherdrugs

  35. SteveNZ says:
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    No way Wong gets a hit this inning. Hasn’t hit all week, no reason he should start now.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wongs need to hit it at least once a week

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Ife he could *somehow* get a hit next time up, he could just about get me a win this week. Currently tied 6-6 and I’m behind .001 in AVG…

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          @SteveNZ: Boo-yah!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Now streaking ahead in AVG by .002.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @SteveNZ: I’m crying for joy with you

    • nick the dick says:
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      @SteveNZ: There it is Steve!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: Forget prayer circles, F$#!tard circles always prevail!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: @nick the dick: Can we get a no-more-hits-for-Miggy-or-Peralta-but-hits-for-Gose-and-Holliday-and-Wong thing going?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: I’m out of this one I own Miggy and Peralta in other leagues and the FCL.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @SteveNZ: I’m in there!

  36. Robert says:
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    Would you drop Ozuna for Correa for a util spot?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Robert: Nah, Ozuna is about to get going…I think

  37. Nate says:
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    I’ve got to start five in the OF. I’ve got Bryce, Cain, Hamilton, Carlos Gonzalez and Choo in.

    Sitting Corey Dickerson and Myers, both of whom were injured this week.

    Hate to sit Dickerson with 8 games coming up at Coors this week, and Myers will probably be back Tuesday, but risky to start them in a weekly league?

    Any tips, am I good as is, or should I sneak those two in? (and sit who?)

  38. Oatmeal says:
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    Rest of season: Belt or V. Martinez. Should I drop V. Mart for Belt?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Oatmeal: ooh. Tough call. Have you tried trading him yet?

      • Oatmeal says:
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        @J-FOH: League is a keeper league, but it’s also a no trade league.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Oatmeal: if its keeper then I want Belt

          • Oatmeal says:
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            @J-FOH: Cool, I agree, just needed re enforcement. Thank you!!!!!!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Oatmeal: happy to help

  39. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Peralta.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: I could of lived without the single

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Don’t blame yourself. Finished 6-6 after all that. Effing bullshit. Couple of sonavabenchings hurt me. Thing is, I was happy with the sit/start decisions at the timer I made them – doesn’t stop me whining after the fact though.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: you can message me whenever you are hurting or having decision issues

  40. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Probably haven’t mentioned it before, but I’ve really been enjoying the top 100 hitters.

    I’d really love it if my pitchers would actually start pitching more in line with their peripherals. Perhaps I should join a FIP league.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: lean heavily on hig k/9 middle relief to make up for the garbage. cut the fat and streamline the rotation and make smart streams till things get worked out.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @J-FOH: Pretty much exactly what I’ve been doing. I’ve got a 4 man rotation. The streams have definitely been helping, but my pen has been killing me. Cishek and Allen’s starts have definitely hurt. I generally use k/9 – bb/9 when picking up middle relievers, but have stepped on some landmines with Yimi and Barrett. It’s a holds league so it’s good middle relief can be hard to come by. I’ve got McAllister though, and he looks the business.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: yimi is back where he belongs and should be fine. Nicasio might be one to watch with getting more looks at protecting leads. Steve Delabar is back with Toronto and has great K/9 upside

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: I’m glad you enjoy it. It’s hell on my end

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @J-FOH: I can imagine. The rigors of maintaining magnificent facial hair, dealing with the other responsibilities of life, and writing a quality weekly fantasy baseball column must be quite taxing. You’re a better man than I…..

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: all quite true but the ranks is a lot of back and fourth research. It’s getting interesting as the zombies have risen and the April teases fade.

  41. The G says:
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    J,

    Who would you rather use at 2B for the next few weeks/ROS while Rendon gets back?…Deshields, Peterson, Brad Miller? I currently have DeShields(cut Travis for him) at 2b, Addison Russell at SS, and Franco at 3b with Chris Davis in UTIL(just cut Pedro Alvarez too).

    My team came firing out of the gates…but my hitting has taken a crap lately. Here’s the rest of my squad (limited moves-75 for season)

    C-Vogt
    1b-Freeman
    2b-Delino
    Ss-Russell
    3b-Franco
    OF-Trout
    OF-Upton
    OF-Dickerson
    OF-Polanco
    UTIL-C.Davis
    UTIL-Ozuna
    Bench-Souza, Segura
    DL- Rendon

    Pitchers- Arrieta, Samardzija, Ross, Kazmir, Hammel, Chavez, Chapman, Iwakuma

    Thoughts on my team going fwd? This league never trades and i usually am a hawk on the waiver wire.

    • The G says:
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      @The G: By the way, great work! I look fwd to ur posts every week as i wind down the wknd with vodka or a good IPA from the kegerator. I know ur in SoCal, but where exactly? I teach in Riverside and have family in LA. My twin bro ThE sHiT(religious reader/frequent commenter) who lives in Huntington Beach now and works at John Wayne Airport first told me about razzball about 6-7years ago. Been a fan ever since and just got our 5th lady reader/commenter(Double D) to be a regular…

      Keep up the great work gentlemen!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @The G: I ‘m glad you look forward to this. It makes what I do worth it. I’m over in Covina. I wasn’t sure if Double D was an actual lady, glad to get verification on that one. Nothing worse than a dude pretending to be a lady…not that there is anything wrong with that. I don’t think she has been in my posts yet.

        I like the Delino play. That speed can end up being huge. Having Dickerson and Polanco hurts. You need to grab another outfielder. The staff might need some work down the road. Do you only have one DL spot?

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          @J-FOH:

          Yeah, Double D is a lady for sure….and her rack is definitely Top 20 material…lol. I just dropped Souza for Brandon Belt(cldnt believe he was still available). We only have one DL spot. Cant drop CDick or Polanco based on what they can do. Agree on my staff…but so far they’ve been serviceable+. Hammel/Kazmir are the next drop(s)…

          My uncle lives in Covina off Holt/10fwy. If ur ever in the IE, the first two beers are on me! Maybe we can get Double D to join us. Thursdays are light for her…but we’re on summer break after June 11th so im game….

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            @The G: Sorry about the late response. I passed out for a few. I wouldn’t suggest dropping Dickerson or Polanco, just a heads up. You’ll need to keep a bench OF around to slot in when they sit, which will happen more than anyone wants. I loved Belt in the pre-season and was really bummed how slow he started. You got to be salivating for that Colorado series this week.

            I know where your uncle is at, there is a steak house over there that has a bar that goes off. We have a handful of SoCal regulars around here. Vegans is Orange County and that SOB owes me drinks too. hehe….I get out to the IE sometimes for work, rarely for pleasure, but for beers and boobs during the dog days may sound like a plan. Back in the day I used to work Saturdays off La Sierra and Indiana. Weird ass area. Knew a chick who danced at Club 215 too. Hopefully you’re not out in MoValley

  42. Jeter North says:
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    I was going to spot start gose or raji tomorrow, any idea who gets the start tomorrow? Gose played today.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jeter North: My money is on Gose

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Jeter North: @J-FOH: Hitter-tron certainly thinks it will be Gose that gets the start.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: he texted me a naked selfie that read Gose. Must be his way of saying yes

  43. SteveNZ says:
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    What’s your feeling on Owings? Been decent the last few, but Tron doesn’t think much of him for the next 7.

    Could go with either Aybar or Galvis in Coors…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Miller’s been hot too…

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @SteveNZ: Miller plays 6 games this week, 2 vs. lefties. Galvis has the tasty 4 games at Coors followed by the front 3 of the Nats rotation. Aybar faces pretty rubbish pitching the entire week in good hitters’ parks, and he’s hot. I’d go with him.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @SteveNZ: If you can make moves, go Galvis like Fred said then grab Aybar or see if Crawford is available for Colorado series

  44. Moustakas at 91 seems a bit low considering how productive he’s been.

    • @Lucky Dog:

      Also, Tulo disgruntled should fall of a steeeeeep cliff in value. Dudes killin me.

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        @Lucky Dog: until he goes on the DL he still has a lot of upside

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lucky Dog: I was on the fence with moving him up. I look at it this way, would I be willing to trade anyone above him for him?

  45. Dommattingly says:
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    Should I be dropping Feliz? Hate the RPs

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dommattingly: not til its official

  46. Brent says:
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    What are your thoughts on Jhonny Peralta for the rest of the year? Is he a sell high candidate?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brent: nah, nothing in batted ball profile looks crazy off, numbers look similar to last year and should be good for 20 home runs the rest of the way. Now if someone wants to overpay then jump all over it

  47. Theperfectpitch says:
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    thanks for top 100– week 7 –
    no springer ?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Theperfectpitch: nice catch. cut and paste snafu. He’d be 23.

  48. Nitro says:
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    Span vs Calhoun ROS?

    Paredes vs Belt ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nitro: Calhoun and Belt

  49. chucky says:
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    Week 7: Howard, Belt or Adams?
    Which ONE sits Week 7? CDavis, Bryant or Votto?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @chucky: Belt…Davis

  50. Besides Ryan Howard, which Phillie would you ride for the four-game stand in Colorad: Galvis, Revere, Odubel, Maikel? Thank you for your sound advice and winning attitude.

  51. PeterBal says:
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    Great creeper pick! I managed to snag Howard. Now, should I start him or Fowler this week?

    Also, do you like this trade? I get:

    Altuve, Soler and Ventura

    He gets:

    Salazar, Syndergaard and McCullers

    • J-FOH says:
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      @PeterBal: I’d start him for the Colorado series then fowler the rest of the week.

      Altuve side all day

  52. david reinhart says:
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    Do you like Alex Gordon or Yelich more? I like CY’s upside over AG. Once he gets 100 at bats, I’m hoping for top 50 production. Only 23. Gotta drop one. Help!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @david reinhart: I’m not as high on CY. Too many groundballs. It’s really a push based on needs. Gordon for power yelich for speed. Runs will be a wash and more RBI’s out of gordon.

  53. heisenberg says:
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    yelich or alex gordon h2h 5×5? thanks, please delete other post

  54. Ron says:
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    How quickly the great have cooled off (Devon Travis).

    In a H2H points redraft league would you drop Travis for any of J. Harrison, Boagerts, Crawford, Espinosa, Russell, Hechavvaria, Forsythe, Galvis?

    Thanks!

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Okay Crawford is gone but the others are still in play.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ron: Russell or Glavis depending on need

  55. saiyanzzrage says:
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    Hey J-FOH, love this blog every week, look forward to it.

    Someone in my league dropped Springer for Avisail (SOB beat me by a minute too…literally a MINUTE).

    Who would you drop to pick him up (assuming no one else does) or would you pick him up over any of these guys ROS:
    Span
    Yelich
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Jorge Soler
    Brandon Belt

    • J-FOH says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: over yelich or belt depending on needs

  56. Birdmann says:
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    Great write up let’s hope for some 2006 from Ho-Dawg

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: Ho-Dawg? Sounds like a sultry fat players wife. What about Ho-Dub? I’m praying he does a 2006 flashback this week. Now if I could only get back to my 2006 weight

  57. chucky says:
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    Russell or Utley Week 7?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @chucky: Russell

  58. G says:
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    What side of the trade do you like better in my 12 team standard 5×5 H2H?

    Team A trades: Devon Travis and Joey Bats

    Team B Trades: Ian Kinsler and Carlos Gonzalez

    • J-FOH says:
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      @G: team A, I want that game changing bat and thats what Joey is

  59. mauledbypandas says:
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    so glad Cutch is showing a little bit of life. It’s time for all the sleeping sluggers to awake! Yet for some reason that scares the crap out of me since it feels like every time I stream I get a steamer… what will happen when the ball starts carrying…???

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: you’re mojo is gone. Your soul got taken when you put on that belt. The precious has powers

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: Sure feels that way. Not sure there is any other way the Mets put up a 10 run inning unless there is some magic involved

        • J-FOH

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          @mauledbypandas: you mean like trading their line-up for detroit?

  60. saiyanzzrage says:
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    My waiver priority makes this unlikely, but Gio Gonzalez and George Springer were dropped in my league. Which 2 players would you drop to grab them in a perfect world? I am listing my UT (Belt) and all my OF.

    My other SP are Harvey, Hamels, and Kershaw
    My other OF is Holliday

    Yelich
    Span
    Carlos Gonz
    AJ Pollock
    Jorge Soler
    Brandon Belt
    Jose Quintana
    AJ Burnett
    Andrew Cashner

    • saiyanzzrage says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: Also have Carlos Correa on bench

      • J-FOH says:
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        @saiyanzzrage: who is your shortstop and middle infidel?

        • saiyanzzrage says:
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          @J-FOH:

          2B/SS: Hanley
          SS: Jhonny Peralta
          2: Marcus Semien

          I have Rendon and Zobrist in DL spots right now.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @saiyanzzrage: then drop Correa for Springer. you are set up well and don’t need to waste the roster spot.

            I didn’t see you list your bullpen, just curious. Trying to find a way to get Gio too

            • saiyanzzrage says:
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              @J-FOH: Only annoyance is the league limits starts to 5 per week, which makes planning a pain. 99% of the time I get 4 starts between Kershaw, Hamels, Harvey and then play matchups for the other 1/2 starts.

              I COULD drop Belt for Gio, but then I have a ton of pitching and wont be able to use it

              • J-FOH says:
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                @saiyanzzrage: with those rules you’re fine with your staff. But get Springer for Correa now

                • saiyanzzrage says:
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                  @J-FOH:

                  Yup, waiver claim is in, ill know in the morning if i got him..its a really casual league, so theres a chance no one notices…i have 10/10 waiver priority, so we will see

                  Thanks again for taking the time each week to answer mine and everyone elses questions, i really look forward to it each week

                  • J-FOH

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                    @saiyanzzrage: no problem. Come back tomorrow and let me know if you got him. That would be a crazy good pull

    • J-FOH says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: I would drop Belt and grab Springer. i wouldn’t drop any of those arms for Gio.

  61. Vinny the Gooch says:
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    I play in a H2H points 10team redraft league. ROS who is worth holding onto and who is worth trading?

    A: Vogt or Sal Perez

    B: Kemp or M. Holliday

    Thanks!

  62. SteveNZ says:
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    You know, Mike Morin had been going pretty well, until I picked him up a couple of days ago.

    • J-FOH

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      @SteveNZ: way to go Steve, drop him before you ruin his career

  63. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    i’m guessing the reason there’s so many large moves (15 and up) is since like you said you wait more than 1 week to move guys fairly often (so it’s not a gradual move). Does this explain why Red Dick was NA and somehow isn’t shown moving up 16 spots?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: I don;t think I ranked him last week. If they weren’t in the top 100 the previous week then I put N/A to note they weren’t on the list

  64. saiyanzzrage says:
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    Hey J-FOH

    Do you think Fowler or DeShields can sustain any part of what they are doing right now? In a H2H points league, would you rather have DeShields or Fowler over Belt/Soler rest of season? Belt and Soler seem to be the odd men out in my lineup for Utility slot, as my OF is set.

    Yelich is also available, and most sites seem to be high on him but hes kinda sucked since coming back from the back injury?

    Who do you like rest of the way for points, Yelich, Belt, Fowler, Soler, DeShields?

    • saiyanzzrage says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: Also, do you like Molina or Grandal ROS?

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