I hate early drafts.  There’s absolutely no skill involved in drafting on March 3rd and avoiding Ian Desmond due to a broken hand that hasn’t happened yet.  It’s like not getting on a subway car and you end up marrying a Cougar vs. Coldplay’s Chris Martin and you keep forgetting your Apple ID so you can’t download a song you really want to hear vs. getting free iPhones hand-delivered by Bono.  Admittedly, I never saw the movie, Sliding Doors, but I picture the plot being something like that.  I want to marry Chris Martin and get iBonos!  Man, this effin’ sucks.  Looks like I’m going to have to battle just a wee bit harder in Yahoo’s Friends & Family draft where I took Desmond.  *cries uncontrollably*  But I don’t want to battle harder!  The tears running down my face have fallen onto my desk and are spelling out, “Why can’t you have anything mice?”  Mice?  What the hell are you talking about tears?  I’ve updated my top 20 overall, top 100 and my top 60 outfielders.   The Fantasy Baseball War Room is updated, and, since Mark Reynolds will be the Rockies’ 1st baseman, I’ve updated the top 20 1st basemen.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before getting into the post, just wanted to announce JB’s doing a March Madness tourney.  Click it and join and win and have fun and–I’m out of breath, so I’m gonna stop there.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Jason Kipnis – Will miss Opening Day with a rotator cuff injury.  Terry Francona said, “Kipnis is getting better and nothing went haywire.”  Is it me or do managers talk like they’re in the 1940’s?  “All these newfangled buttons on the iPhone!  Just give me a clubhouse phone and Andrew Miller and I’ll be a-okay.  Unless I’m facing dem newfangled Dominican players.  Consarnit!  That Nelson Cruz jumping-jack-frass’d that ball to kingdom come!  Now, someone get me my Pall Malls!”  That’s Jim Leyland after the U.S.-Dominican game this past weekend.  Now Nelson Cruz could live in the Sandals’ Punta Cana resort for the rest of his life without paying any resort fee.  I’m talking free bags of plantain chips!  Any hoo!  I lowered Kipnis in my top 20 2nd basemen for 2017 fantasy baseball and my top 100 for 2017 fantasy baseball, my top 500 (clickbait, snitches!) and I’d be wary about drafting him.

Devon Travis – Dealing with issues from his arthroscopic surgery on his knee.  A’la Henny Youngman, Travis said, “I want to take a knee…just not the one I have.”  I haven’t moved Travis in my rankings, but this news obviously doesn’t instill me with a ton of confidence.

Anthony DeSclafani – Feeling renewed soreness in his elbow which is the precursor for, “Would you like me to bring the catsup?  What?  Yes, I used to play major league baseball.  Oh, crap, is that you Zack Cozart?”  I’ve updated my top 100 starters and pitchers’ pairing draft tool.

Michael Conforto –  Bonus content!  I wrote a Conforto sleeper post back in December, but then Conforto seemed headed to the minors to start this year, so I never posted it.  Now it appears like he will break camp with the club, so here’s what I had written, “Stop being so hard on your players, Mets fans.  So, Michael Conforto hit .100 for, like, three months.  You can’t blame him for that.  It’s the Curse of the Mets Can’t Have Anything Nice.  Until there’s a 30-for-30 about the Curse of the Mets Can’t Have Anything Nice, you won’t believe me, I know.  It’s real though.  In 1987, Lenny Dykstra was on a three-day bender, he DUI’d into three trees in three days.  On the third bender, as he stumbled away from his one-day-old Mercedes, he unknowingly walked under a ladder where two construction walkers were discussing the supernatural occult movie, Angel Heart.  Seismically nothing more needed to happen, they were cursed.  Or maybe you can blame Conforto since he’s total garbage vs. lefties.  How’s ever, Grandy, Asdrubal, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Jay Bruce, d’Arnaud and Neil Walker.  How’s that sound?  Like a solid 2010 team?  Does Conforto have a chance to crack that top seven?  If he can’t, he doesn’t deserve to be in the major leagues, which, if recent memory serves, he didn’t last year.  Okay, onto positives.  If he qualified last year, he would’ve had the 14th best Hard Contact rate about the same as Kris Bryant.  For those not in the know, it’s hard to find a weak sista in the Hard Contact Rate top 15.  Some hit everything hard or hit nothing, such as Chris Carter.  If Conforto gets back to his solid plate discipline he displayed prior to last year, all or nothing shouldn’t be an issue for Conforto.  He’s more of a .270 hitter than the .220 he hit last year.  The splits do have me a bit worried, but if he sits vs. 100% of tough lefties and faces another 50% of weak lefties, I’d take the 75 AB deduction assuming it leaves him with a bump in average.  To double back to Hard Contact, he’d have the lowest BABIP aside from Bautista and Carter in the top 15, and only fourth lowest in the top 40.  Pure logic tells us if you hit the ball hard, you should not have a low BABIP.  A higher BABIP and he doesn’t hit .220 again.  Conforto also had the lowest line drive rate in that top 15, tied with Bautista.  Somewhere along the line, Conforto’s main objective, to pound line drives back up the middle, got away from him.  He’s young, shizz J.A. Happens.  Can’t write off Conforto because of one lousy slump.  Or Can’tforto, if you like.  By May, Conforto could be the Mets’ three-hole hitter.”  And that’s me quoting me that you never read before!  I still don’t see the everyday at-bats, but he should be ranked and projected in my top 500.  For 2017, I’ll gave him the projections of 51/18/58/.261/3 in 412 ABs and added him in my top 100 outfielders.

Angel Pagan – Failed a physical with the Orioles.  Pee-can, pee-con, pa-gan, pa-gon let’s call his whole career off!

Pedro Alvarez – Signed a deal with the Orioles.  Just about the worst place for Alvarez.  One thing the Orioles don’t need is another station-to-station, three-run homer guy.  Somewhere, The Ghost of Earl Weaver is smiling, though that might be because an umpire ghost just stepped in front of a ghost bus.  I haven’t moved Alvarez in my top 5 DHs but that’s because they’re all kinda garbage from Alvarez down.

Chris Tillman – Had his ‘pen scratched.  Sounds like a stationary problem.  I already dropped Tillman into the top 80 starters where I won’t be drafting.

David Price – Threw in a cage and has full range of motion in his elbow, i.e., he’s still not someone I’d draft but he can now start the wave.

Trevor May – Diagnosed with a torn UCL.  Will be headed for Tommy John surgery or Garrett Richards Stem Cell Science Is My Friend Injectionery.  That last one needs a pithier name.

Scott Kazmir – Won’t pitch in a game for a week.  His mechanics are a mess, he’s injured and he’s behind schedule.  In other words, everything’s per usual for Kazmir.

Corey Seager – Suddenly no one knows when Seager’s going to return, and it’s not a back injury but an oblique injury.  Damn, I really wish I wrote a schmohawk post on Seager, he really feels headed that way, and I am not drafting him unless he falls.

Salvador Perez – Inflammation on his knee after Drew Butera steamrolled him at the plate.  It was like the immovable object meeting the barely running object that is fat AF.  Perez should return in a week, and I haven’t moved him, but wouldn’t draft him anyway.

Max Scherzer – Might miss Opening Day as he works his way back from a stress fracture of his ring finger.  Funny, I get stressed by just looking at my ring finger.  Scherzer and I are so simpatico.  In order to return, Scherzer needed to modify his fastball using now a three-fingered grip.  “I never had problems throwing a fastball, though Paper, Rock, Scissors was a challenge.”  That’s Three-Finger Brown.  I haven’t adjusted Scherzer’s rankings, but I was already much lower on him and never planned on drafting him.

Zack Greinke – Showing diminished velocity, topping out at 89 MPH on his fastball.  He said, “It is what it is.  It’s still early and it’s not like some crazy, crazy thing.  But it’s not ideal, either.”  Oddly enough, he threw a fastball before he started talking and finished his thought before the ball reached home plate.  I’m not moving Greinke down in my rankings, but he’s headed for a worse year than last year and last year he had a 4.37 ERA.

Socrates Brito – Underwent surgery on his dislocated finger.  Socrates can’t locate his finger because all he wears are togas and they have no pockets.  “Where’d I put that thing down?!”

 
  1. Zeus says:
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    Lenny Dykstra is money on Stern

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Zeus:
      How’s the slot?

      • Zeus says:
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        @FrankGrimes: 90 degrees Grimey

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Zeus:
          I’m getting blood flow

          • Zeus says:
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            @FrankGrimes: Robin would get the greatest pleasure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Someone needs to get him on the podcast!

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: If i can get him, I demand a job as a “heel” writer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, since JFOH disappeared, you got it

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: So let it be written, so let it be done.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  2. Wilson says:
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    I was planning to keep Desmond, lucky me, we have not drafted yet.

    Current situation, 10-team, 5×5 OBP league, keep 6
    My keepers : Rizzo, Machado, Lindor, Blackmon, Springer
    Pick the last keeper in below list
    JD , Arrieta , Beltre, Pujols, Lester

    Thoughts appreciated.thanks

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Wilson: whichever of those SPs Grey has ranked higher, since you already have 5 hitters.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: JD

  3. Scott says:
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    I own Gordon as a reserve OF. Late pick to see if he rebounds a bit. Not expecting him to be an an all star but 20 HR and 10 sb wouldn’t be too much of a reach. Would you cut Gordon and add conforto? Gordon at least will play until he gets hurt or I will cut him if he can’t hit . We use obp instead of avg. Conforto has upside. Gordon I guess has a little too if last year was his floor. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Who? Alex Gordon?

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great fantasy write-up!

    a. Loved the unwritten Conforto Sleeper post. Reminds that Kafka instructed his best friend – Max Brod – to destroy all of his finished and unfinished manuscripts as part of his last will and testament. Thankfully for the rest of humanity, his friend did not follow through and we can enjoy his manuscripts like we enjoy your unwritten Conforto Sleeper post. Right?

    b. Took your advice this year and didn’t do any early drafts like I’d had in all my years of fantasy. The idea behind my lunacy was to get a leg up on my opponents but I see that ‘having a leg up’ is only useful for male dogs in a land full of fire hydrants!

    c. Still in Don Ameche but this Don Ameche has really surprised me this time with its abundance of Internet connection! Not only that, there was water in the shower head when I went to take a shower!!! The little things in life bring us the most joy!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Exactly! B. Yup C. You’re living the life!

      • ante galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks man.

        Sitting next to #2 VIP in UNHCR Chad and #3 is speaking.

        No connection tomorrow. Will be in touch on Wednesday.

        Love ya.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be safe!

  5. Foul balls says:
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    Definitely disappointing news about Desmond, the injury bug is wretched. Mr Grey I need your voice of reason, every fantasy season I receive numerous visits from the ghost of Ms. Cleo. The self appointed prognosticator of the future, likes to seduce me whispering naughty delirious proposals. On this particular visit the ghost of Ms Cleo cunningly snuggled herself and deposited her latest sentiments. Avi…..Avisail…..Avisail Garcia… Avisail Garcia sleeper of the year. I apologize if you have spewed your morning coffee, I’m out of rolled up under the bed socks to clean the mess. Besides the obvious reason that little miggy has never lived up to his expectations since arriving on the scene, why do I torture myself searching the catacombs of endless players lists entertaining such thoughts? (won’t admit about Puig+Pablo) #Mscleoshunchesrarelyworkout #playerswithsomethingtoprove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Foul balls: You know I always like Avisail… He is only 25 years old

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Avisail is a sleeper… just ask Prince Fielder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Bummer about Desmond. Luckily I somehow avoided drafting him yesterday afternoon before that news came out. YESH (pure luck).

    Anyway, speaking of drafts, how do you like my team in this 12-team, H2H categories (OBP + OPS replace AVG) league? It’s been redraft, but this year we’re going keepers from now on. Also, only 23-man rosters so there’s a good amount of quality waiver guys (particularly boring pitchers and all future closers).

    C – McCann (blurg-autodraft last $1 pick, Murphy, Wieters, and Castillo are available)
    1B – Au Shizz ($46 . . . Trout went for $65!)
    2B – Villar ($27)
    SS – Story ($22)
    3B – Lamb ($2)
    OF – Harper ($47)
    OF – Blackmon ($33)
    OF – Pederson ($1 – love this keeper value)
    UTL – Broxton ($1)
    Bench for DL-ing: David Dahl ($4)
    NA: Moncada

    All-upside staff:
    Maeda ($12)
    Hill ($8)
    McCullers ($3)
    Nola ($2)
    Walker ($1)
    Paxton ($4)
    Velasquez ($2)
    Shoemaker ($1)
    Urias ($2)

    CLOSERS: Allen ($7) and Giles ($10)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: my whole team in general feels upsidey, and I overpaid a bit for Bryce (but really like him in obp ops formats in particular), but otherwise pretty happy! Feel like my biggest issue is that I may need to find some power or innings on the wire…

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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: also wondering if I should trade Blackmon and his steals for another power source (or something like the pair of a cheap Springer and $10 Chris Davis)

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: sorry that $33 blackmon trade would be for $16 springer and $12 Chris’

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: do you really think you could get Davis and Springer ($28) for a $33 Blackmon?

            I would laugh at you if you offered that to me, though it is the sort of trade I would offer to someone.

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @Curious George Springer: only because the owner of both autodrafted so he’s dying for some “big name” and loves Blackmon. Otherwise yeah no way.

    • Grey

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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah, effin sucks, still pissed off… I like the hitting and pitching, if I had to quibble, you look a little low on power, I’d be more than happy though

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Very pumped about the fun staff and like the early potential super cheap keepers of Joc, Keon, Lamb (plus Moncada). Maybe I’ll wait to see how Joc Lamb and Keon look on the power front then think about trading Blackmon. Would rather have too much speed in this format rather than not enough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  7. toneDEAF! says:
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    I know you ranked Moreland just above Tommy Jo. So it appears Moreland might platoon but To-Jo will be playing everyday? I have Moreland at my UTIL now. Make the switch or stand pat? 12-team h2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @toneDEAF!: Sure, you can switch them, I don’t see who Moreland is platooning with and Moreland has a much better team

  8. Rabbit says:
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    Keepers were due in my money league this past Friday and I was all excited because I got to keep Ian Desmond at $2. Dammit. What the Hell are pitchers doing pitching inside during Spring Training anyway?

  9. MarvPesos

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    Grey,

    thanks to you and your team for getting me in shape for the 2017 season.

    Having a hard time selecting my 12 keepers and wondering if you could comment:

    10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12 of 24), we’re quite competitive (8th year of the league)
    Bat stats(9): R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS. XBH
    PIT stats (8): W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS
    Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, LF, CF, RF, Util, 3xSP, 2xRP, 2xP, 6xBN, 3xDL

    Guys on my team (keeping):
    Arenado (3B)
    Goldy (1B),
    Blackmon (CF),
    MadBum (SP),
    Sale (SP),
    Braun (LF),
    Arrieta (SP),
    Dozier (2B),
    K Seager (3B),
    J. Villar (2B, 3B, SS),

    … and I need to pick (2) from the following:
    McCutchen (CF), Trumbo(RF), Carrasco(SP), Bregman (3B, MI), Tanaka (SP), Salazar (SP), Britton (RP)

    I’m currently leaning towards Bregman and Carrasco (My league is pitcher heavy and with my picks – missing the first 2 rounds as I traded picks, everyone I give up I won’t get back)

    I like Bregman’s upside and his positioning (and would hate to give him up), I love Carrasco and although some have raised question marks his high strikeout upside helps tremendously. My real worry is giving up McCutchen (I feel like he owes me for last year). Do I maybe not keep K Seager for Bregman ? Nobody in the league (at least the guys that make the playoffs) keep any RP’s so I also don’t typically keep any and focus on them later in the draft.

    I appreciate any comments you have on who to select and any comments you have on the guys I’m 100% keeping (team as a whole going into the draft)

    Thanks again,

    Josh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: It’s down to Trumbo, Carrasco, Bregman… If you wanna lean Carrasco, Bregman I wouldn’t fight it

  10. C says:
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    Grey –

    Have enjoyed all your pre-season write ups; thanks for the excellent work. Had my first draft yesterday – 6×6 (R, TB, NSB, RBI, HR, OBP / K, NSV, H, ERA, WHIP, QS) 12- team Yahoo yesterday.

    Please let me know what you think:

    C – B. Posey
    1B – F. Freeman
    2B – R. Odor
    3B – A. Rendon
    SS – B. Miller
    RF – M. Betts
    CF – J. Pederson
    LF – G. Polanco
    Util – T. Anderson
    Util – E. Inciarte
    Bench – L. Martin

    SP – D. Duffy
    SP – K. Maeda
    SP – J. Gray
    SP – M. Pineda
    SP – T. Walker
    RP – A. Miller
    RP – D. Betances
    RP – F. Rivero
    P – K. Giles
    P – S. Dyson
    Bench – D. Smyly
    Bench – J. Ross
    Bench – K. Siegrist

    • Grey

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      @C: Thanks! I was gonna say low on AVG, but looks like that doesn’t matter, but you might be low on TB… Your pitching looks upside heavy, but I do like those SPs a lot

  11. Justin says:
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    Does the hand injury change his keeper status? 12 team ops and was are extra cats. We play one extra infield slot. 7 keepers. Could replace him with Schoop sano or Salazar.

    Current keepers
    BRYANT Russel Khris Davis Lamb Cargo(col) Desmond and Quintana

  12. Gouriell had too many o's says:
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    Conjugate Pagan = TEEHEE

  13. The Fridge says:
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    Grey – would like to get your thoughts on my 13-man OBP auction draft held this weekend:

    C Susac 1
    C CAMERON RUPP 1
    1B Goldy 52
    2B Schoop 4
    3B Sano 17
    SS Lindor 16
    MI Tim Anderson 2
    CI Carlos Santana 25
    OF Betts 30
    OF Marte 29
    OF Benintendi 1 (kept as minor leaguer)
    OF David Peralta 1
    OF dyson 1
    U Moreland 1
    P Darvish 30
    P Pineda 5
    P Gerritt Cole 14
    P John Lackey 9
    P SKAGGS 2
    P Kimbrel 11
    P Familia 6
    P Ivan Nova 1
    P Bearclaw 1

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @The Fridge: you will need to stream a ton of innings for your pitching to be competitive.

      • The Fridge says:
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        @Curious George Springer: We play 9 pitchers with no bench so not sure that’s the case if each of the starters reach 190-200 IP. Typically most play with 6 SP and 3 RP.

          • The Fridge says:
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            @Grey: I have Nova as my 6th but guess he’s no lock to stay healthy.

            • Grey

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              He’s decent, honestly, he was buried in your RP section and didn’t see him, my bad

    • Grey

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      @The Fridge: Agree with Curious, you’re low on SPs… Hitting looks a little low on power too

      • The Fridge says:
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        @Grey: I have Nova as my 6th but guess he’s no lock to stay [email protected]Grey: Thanks – A few interesting names went undrafted that could add some pop….who do you like out of Bour, Cron, Beltran, Plouffe, Renfroe, Judge, Gyorko?

        • Grey

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          Renfroe

  14. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for all the great content everyday! Had my draft last night. Luckily the Desmond news came out 2 picks before I was planning on taking him! This was not the team I had in mind going in- but overall I don’t mind it. I liked the first half of the draft but the second half was a bit of a mess with most of my targets getting sniped. Anyways, what do you think of this Team? Definitely light on saves and steals – but hoping to SAGNOF that from the wire

    12 Team 5×5 3 OF – drafted out of the 11 spot

    C – Russel Martin
    1B – Jose Abreu
    2B – Odor
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Correa
    OF – Harper, JBJ, Benintendi
    UTIL – Story, Hanley
    P – Maeda, Duffy, Salazar, McCullers, Lackey, Gray, Pineda, Taijuan Walker
    RP – Bedrosian, Kintzler
    BN – Grichuck, Rajai Davis, Kepler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Pager24: I like the team, your hitting and pitching look great, would be more than happy w/ this team

  15. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    keep or not Desmond and DL him?

    if i decide not to keep him, who should be the replacement?
    13 keepers : +1 to choose
    1B Goldy
    2B Alty
    SS Trea
    OF1 Springer
    OF2 Myers
    OF3 Trumbo
    Util1 Encarnacion

    SP1 Archer
    SP2 Salazar
    SP3 Hill
    SP4 Taillon
    RP1 KJansen
    RP2 Oh

    pick 1 more between:
    3B Carpenter /3B Lamb / C Contreras / Util2 KDavis / Bautista
    RP CAllen / Dyson

    i may go for Lamb, and pick Contreras at draft or the reverse?!

    Nick

    • Grey

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      @Nick: Lamb works for me

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Which injured COL bat would you target in keeper leagues, Dahl or Desmond?

    Also, what’s the most you’d pay for each of them in keepers?

    Thanks!

  17. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Was going to keep Desmond in the 10th, unfortunately no great alternatives.

    10 team H2H, get two keepers. My first is Odor (9)

    Which one from below? I pick 10th in the first round, so am leaning Rizzo. Not crazy about keeping a pitcher with the weekly H2H format.

    Rizzo(1)
    Donaldson(1)
    Dahl (10)
    Desmond (10)
    Ozuna (10)
    Salazar (8)
    Quintana (10)
    Fulmer (10)
    Rich Hill (10)

    Thanks!

  18. jack florida says:
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    anyone in Florida, in the Orlando area, want to go see pirates at braves today? i have one extra ticket
    contact
    [email protected]

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: you always have a place to stay here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, jack!

  19. The Grand Poppy says:
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    Current squad in a 10 team standard roto keeper league is:

    C – ?
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    SS- Anderson
    3B – Machado
    MI – Castro
    CI – Santana
    LF – Polanco
    CF – Trout
    RF – JD
    OF – Trumbo
    U – Inciarte
    SP – Carrasco
    SP – C-Mart
    SP – McCullers
    SP – Pineda
    RP – Osuna
    RP – Colome
    RP – Kelley

    Bench: Dahl, Moncada

    Pick 207, Bedrosian and Margot are on the board. Would be great to get them both between 207 and 214, but who should I take at 207?

    • The Grand Poppy says:
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      @The Grand Poppy: Gray is also available, so your rankings say it’s an easy choice, but not sure if roster construction changes that …

  20. NatsFan says:
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    NFBC slow draft took Desmond in the 3rd and Tillman and Kazmir were my #7 and #8 SPs for depth. Lowercase Yay! Lets draft on Xmas next year.

  21. peacecoast says:
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    Gman, I wonder what you think of Rosenthal’s potential for lots of relief innings and holds this year? Kinda like a Miller lite?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: here is my SP staff in my 12T mixed roto:
        Salazar, Cole, Mccullers, Paxton, Odorizzi, Ross Joe, Smyly, Norris

        What you think Lothario?

        • Grey

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          You know I love all of those guys

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: I want to be anointed:
            Peacecoast, lead Greysciple..

            • Grey

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              I’m rubbing oil on your head right now

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: when he’s not hurt (like last year starting on around may 10th) he’s not that bad. except that one year where he had the most saves ever in MLB history with that bad of a BB rate. but the year after that one he was quite good. i’m not claiming he’s in miller land here (unless when STL goes to JB land for road trips)

  22. ichirosan says:
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    So, had my first RCL draft of the season. I had actually forgotten about this draft, so I entered without any preparation or pre-ranks done, so I went in with only the War Room at hand. How do you think I did?

    C – Yasmani Grandal
    1B – Anthony Rizzo
    2B – Ian Kinsler
    3B – Evan Longoria
    SS – Jean Segura
    CI – Albert Pujols
    MI – Jonathan Schoop
    OF – Starling Marte
    OF – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF – Jackie Bradley
    OF – Ender Inciarte
    OF – Leonys Martin
    UT – Mitch Moreland

    SP – Chris Archer
    SP – Kyle Hendricks
    SP – Kevin Gausman
    SP – Joe Ross
    SP – Michael Fulmer
    SP – Matt Shoemaker
    RP – David Robertson
    RP – Sam Dyson
    RP – Brandon Kintzler

    BN – Glen Perkins
    BN – Corey Knebel
    BN – Jeremy Jeffress