Razzball Nation!  After typically complaining about how many moves Grey will make in the Perty Perts RCL league, I decided to branch out into the other expert league-space this year and hop in a couple of leagues with our fantasy compadres.  Thanks to the CBS guys for letting one of us Razzball schmohawks crash their league.  Then dominate with sheer fiscal responsibility!  I’m like Alexander Hamilton out there, makin’ banks!  Overall I liked how I did, but I shall let you – esteemed Razzball Commenters – let me know how you think I did in this auction-extravaganza (league is 12-team roto, daily FAAB, weekly line-ups):

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JB Gilpin
Memorial Magazine League Draft Results
POS PLAYER PRICE
C Cameron Rupp, PHI $1
C Andrew Susac, MIL $1
1B Freddie Freeman, ATL $31
2B Rougned Odor, TEX $19
3B Adrian Beltre, TEX $12
SS Trevor Story, COL $22
MI Tim Anderson, CHW $2
CI Anthony Rendon, WAS $9
OF Mike Trout, LAA $53
OF Byron Buxton, MIN $5
OF Keon Broxton, MIL $5
OF Max Kepler, MIN $3
OF Yasmany Tomas, ARI $2
DH Mitch Haniger, SEA $1
BN Leonys Martin, SEA reserve
BN Justin Bour, MIA reserve
P Yu Darvish, TEX $26
P Aroldis Chapman, NYY $19
P Kenta Maeda, LAD $14
P Craig Kimbrel, BOS $13
P Dylan Bundy, BAL $5
P John Lackey, CHC $4
P Tony Watson, PIT $4
P Joe Ross, WAS $3
P Brandon Kintzler, MIN $1
BN Ivan Nova, PIT reserve
BN Junior Guerra, MIL reserve
BN Jeanmar Gomez, PHI reserve
BN Tyler Thornburg, BOS reserve
BN Corey Knebel, MIL reserve
  • Starting at the top, the $1 catchers was not an initial draft strategy, just sort of where things went.   I almost considered drafting two decent catchers despite normal Razzball-expectations, but Jonathan Lucroy went for $18 then Willson Contreras – a guy I really wanted – went for $11 at a time where I was hoping he might stay single-digits.  The only other catcher I think I bid on was Matt Wieters at $3, and he went for $5.  So dollar catchers, here I come!  And I like the pair I got.
  • Obviously this team starts with Mike Trout, who I snagged to start the draft at a deservedly high premium.  Our auction values have him for $50.7, but I think the disparity between he and the field is worth the price.  I did click $53 as my final bid, but happy it worked.  I then waited 40-45 picks until my next guy, but the early Trout win at a high-ish price helped push the other 1st-2nd round guys to the $40+ price range, which helped me get values down the road.
  • The $31 for Freddie Freeman might have been a bit of an overspend, but I wanted one of the elite 1B.  Obviously after Trout, I watched them quickly fly off the shelves.  Our combined auction values have him for only $20, but Grey has him at $40, so maybe I got him right in the sweet spot.  I know CBS doesn’t really like him, so was kinda hoping he’d go cheaper, but schwatev.
  • Love, love, LOVE!!!! my middle infield.  I’m not quite as googoo gaga for Rougned Odor like Grey is, but $19 felt like an amazing value.  But I am equally googoo gaga for Trevor Story, and was getting him anywhere under $30.  $22 was a phenomenal price.
  • My main regret was getting a little gun shy with Jonathan Villar, to completely slaughter steals and give me a crazy MI.  He went for $24, and I wish I pushed a few more bids, I just got a little timid.  After everyone caught up with their studs post-Trout, I sat high and pretty with one of the higher budgets virtually the rest of the draft, and didn’t sacrifice it like I maybe should’ve for Villar.
  • I’m not a big Adrian Beltre guy – I was waiting for Anthony Rendon to be nommed to fill my 3B – but $12 was just stupid cheap.  Then still was able to get Rendon for $9.  Loved these values.
  • Obviously after Trout – and then filling up my infield with higher-end guys – I had to fill out the remainder of my OF pretty cheaply.  I was kinda “meh” through the process, but seeing them all on paper now, I think I did a decent job.  As I mentioned above, I had one of the higher budgets through the last 50 or so picks (and well, most of the draft, but more so noticed at the end), so I snagged Yasmany Tomas cheaply when most guys had only $1 or $2 max bids left, and stole Scott White’s boy Mitch Haniger before he could last to the reserve rounds.
  • I did have a succinct draft strategy for pitching – get Yu Darvish, get some closers, and let the rest of the chips fall where they lie.  Getting Darvish and his upside to flirt with 275 Ks at a sub-ace price was paramount for this format, where you have to set your line-up weekly and not stream daily pitchers.  Since you’re locked into your 9 starting “P”s, if you don’t have high-K pitchers, you either are really bad in that cat or play 7-8 starters and only 1-2 closers.  I wanted to be able to play 3-4 closers most weeks without sacrificing Ks, so Darvish is my guy in the format.  And well, my guy overall, given I have him 5th when he’s outside the main aces ranks for most ‘perty perts.
  • Loved getting Kenta Maeda, but it was kinda weird on Dylan Bundy and Joe Ross.  Both were nominated very early and are sleepers for me, but maybe I should’ve held off and just gotten $1 SPs.  I mean, Ivan Nova – who I have ranked higher than both – I got in the reserve rounds.  Although admittedly, I am a little Nova-crazy this year :)  CassaNova!
  • With Maeda and Darvish, I did feel like I could go with a safer/7-8ish K guy to round out my starting-most-weeks staff, and John Lackey just fell into my lap.  Weird that I like an old vet without K upside that much, but damn it feels good having my main SP guys on good teams.  Even if I’m starting only 5-6 most weeks, I think I should maintain some wins.
  • To the closers, and yeah, everyone says “don’t pay for saves!”  “SAGNOF!”  Well, in RCLs, I typically agree.  But in weekly lock, I want high-K closers to keep the strikeouts rolling while I play 3-4 of em.  So I went a little bold on Aroldis Chapman, then immediately afterwards everyone seemed gun shy with Craig Kimbrel nommed up, and I just saw too much value.  Then Tony Watson for $4…  Mmmmm, loved that one.  Really like how the pitchers came together on the lighter budget.

 

What do you think of this squad?  Any places you would’ve zigged where I zagged?  Gimme your thoughts below, and hopefully I can bring home some Razzball glory!  If you listen to the CBS pod, they talked this draft on Wednesday, so you can listen to their thoughts too.  They mention a few things I did but never our name!  I think they’re mad at Razzball :)

  1. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    I tried to trade for Darvish from the team who has him contracted in my league…unfortunately, it did not work. With that being said, I have a decision to make with my first pick in my draft (8th pick). League is keeper/contract 5×5 stats…I am coming back with the following:
    Hosmer
    Belt
    Machado
    Baez
    A. Russell
    Heyward
    Stanton
    Harper
    Matz
    Wainwright
    Urias

    With my first pick, I have one in round 1 and then have to wait until round 3 for my next pick…do I take the best available SP or best available bat? I expect the following to be available…with their current values…who would you choose: Thanks.
    J. Abreu-$19
    R. Odor-$20
    J. Lester-$22
    S. Strasburg-$17
    C. Martinez-$14
    D. Duffy-$11
    J. deGrom-$10
    J. Arrieta-$9

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cuthbert Allgood: Man your hitting is going to be fun, especially if Giancarlo stays healthy. So you can pick any of those guys at those prices? Yeah I think I’m going Arrieta at 9 – I don’t love him this year, but at that price and on the Cubs, he could easily step in and be your ace

  2. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Really really digging this team, JB – almost exactly what I’m aiming for. Honestly, don’t see many flaws at all . . . my one critique is that you probably could have spent more on your back end OFs and UTL (Haniger!) and maybe have done, like, Giles instead of Chapman. That said, your OF is speed/power/no average upside and I love it . . . if this were Mad Max, Buxton, Broxton et al. would be the War Boyz to Trout’s Furiosa.

    Other thoughts!

    1. In auction drafts I have a hard time seeing why I wouldn’t overpay for Trout . . . with the RazzballWay (TM) helping find gems and values along the way, why not pair that with the best player in the world? Broxton and Bux feel a lot safer when paired with Trout (rather than a less predictable Harper, etc.)

    2. Share your Story love – drafting him with reckless abandon.

    3. A little different for AVG leagues, but in my OBP draft this weekend I’m happy to spend $25-$28 on Villar if need be . . . Villar = Trea with arguably more power in OBP formats (ESPN has him for $21 so hoping I can get lower).

    4. I like the Yu strategy a lot . . . doing that in my CBS league.

    5. Great Lackey value. In weekly he’s nice pepto-bismol to the injury risk of Yu and your young guys. I like that he’ll put himself in line for a ton of wins on that Cubs team.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks man! Yeah kinda wish I had maybe gotten one more rock OF or paid for Villar, but I really liked it. Hah if they start hot maybe I’ll change my team name to Fury Road!

      1. Agreed, I knew I’d get some sleepers I liked at the end, glad it played out well.
      2. We shall share it to all!
      3. Yeah Villar took good walks too, he’d be a great value at that price.
      4. Nice! Like it in this format.
      5. Yeah that was a reason for liking Lackey in my ranks, he had a pretty unlucky win rate

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: for sure!

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also, as someone who clearly loves Broxton too – keeper question I’ve been surveying on:

    $12 Hanley or $5 Broxton as your final keeper to the crew of Goldy ($15), Rizzo ($33), Story ($11), JD Mart ($10), Darvish ($19), Hill ($5)?

    The book says Hanley . . . the ~heart~ and top of lineup spot in the order says Broxton.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: You have unreal power and two 1B. Go bold, I like Broxton too, I’m nowhere close to getting Hanley this yr

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Good points! I’m laughing because my league will be shocked that I keep Keon over Hanley, but I’m right there with you. Two follow ups:

        1. Does anything change if I knew that broxton could be drafted at no more than $8 and Hanley would be $25?

        2. If I could get a $8 Justin Turner to plug my 3B spot, would that change anything?

        Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: and thanks for the powe kudos – got JD with Hill for a $9 Desmond (who I also love but too good of an offer), and got Goldy for my twice as expensive Betts.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @JB Gilpin: @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah I could see them being surprised, but I like it! 1. Meh in standard budget, $25 seems steep for Hanley and $8 maybe right on for Broxton, so not a big change. 2. Yeah that’s a good value. But I think you have pretty low risk and could use a SB upside guy. Def letting Brewers bias carry me a little haha. NIce move for Au Shizz!

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @JB Gilpin: thanks – makes a lot of sense. My alternate (Hanley) strategy was that if I roll into the draft room with five ~30 HR ~100 RBI guys who aren’t batting average liabilities (story aside) I can just go to town on SAGNOF for the back end of my OF (Broxton Rajai Kiermaier Peraza etc) who I figure will cost less than middle of order boppers…

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Maybe, but since those guys all aren’t kept, I could see their prices getting inflated to the point where they don’t feel like values anymore

  4. Jim Wiser says:
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    It’s between him and the field, not he and the field. It amazes me how sports writers seem to never use correct grammar!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Jim Wiser: nerd!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jim Wiser: @Fungazi: It amazes me how people think writers wouldn’t take any feedback, I’ll look this up, thanks for the tip!

        • Jim Wiser says:
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          @JB Gilpin: sorry to be such a nit-picker! Keep up the good work.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jim Wiser: No worries, I’d much rather hear about grammatical mistakes and correct than to keep making them, ya know?! Not like I have an editor, this is unfiltered JB writing haha

            • Jim Wiser says:
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              @JB Gilpin: You are still better than the guy on MLB Network, who just said join a couple other individuals that he named and I. He is the world’s worst pronoun killer and evidently making a good living at it.

              • Jim Wiser says:
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                @Jim Wiser: Matt Vasgersian

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Jim Wiser: Haha yeah not too many legit authors use their time to dabble in fantasy sports haha. Although if I become an author, I’m def gonna use Razzball/Razzball feedback as my education source haha

  5. Noam says:
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    Hey JB, I have a keeper question if you’d be so kind.

    12 Team CBS H2H Points – Weekly Lineups
    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, 3OF, 2U
    6SP, 2RP per week

    Points: Hitting is standard, +2 for SB, no penalty for Ks.
    Pitching: +1 for K, IP
    -1 for ER, BB
    +5 for QS
    +10 for W
    -5 for L
    +7.5 for SV
    +10 for SHO

    Years they can be kept is listed. Each consecutive year they are kept decreases by a round. So next year, Trumbo would be a 13th round keeper. Free agents cost a 10th round (if two of the same round are kept then I forfeit that round and the preceding round. So if I kept Dozier and Bryant it would be a 3rd and fourth round)….

    Options:
    Keep 3-5
    Points scored last year
    Kris Bryant Rd.3 1 Year (666)
    B. Dozier – Rd 3. 1 Year (648)
    J. Arrieta Rd 4 1 Year (472)
    S. Marte Rd 7 1 year (466)
    David Dahl Rd. 10 2 Year (202 partial year)
    M. Trumbo Rd 14. 3 Years (588)
    J. Hammel Rd. 15 3 years (357)
    AJ Pollock Rd 17 2 years (injured)
    K. Gausman Rd 21 3 years (349)

    Thinking about keeping Dozier and Bryant (3rd and 4th), Pollock, Trumbo, and Gausman…what do you think? As just a side note, Kershaw, Madbum, Sale, Kluber, and Scherzer are all available to draft.

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Noam: Sure any time! Man I’m just not a Gausman guy, it’s kinda an intangible thing, I just dunno if he gets it all together. Yeah I like Dozier, Bryant, Pollock and Trumbo as well. I might take flier on Dahl with the 5th, then go pitching heavy in the draft.

  6. Fenris-77

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    That is a great friggin’ team. The obvious suspects you mention are all excellent value (especially Story IMO). But Broxton, Buxton and Kepler for a combined $13?! That’s just marvelous.

    Marvelous I say! I’d probably still like the team a lot even if it weren’t anchored by Trout, but by a smaller fish. Nice work.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Fenris-77: Yeah I was loving that Story lasted so long, felt like a value was gonna come there as it went on. Love the OF upside too man, If really 2 of those 3 hit, I’ll def be tough

  7. M says:
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    Looks like a great team-nice work!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @M: Appreciate that, thanks for dropping by and checking it out!

  8. LenFuego says:
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    That’s a nice team.

    Your OF is a little upside-y — you are counting on guys taking forward steps — but they are good gambles and OF is perhaps the easiest position to find on FAAB if they do not pan out, and you cannot argue with the the value you got at the five IFs from Odor through Rendon (at positions not easy to get value).

    I like your pitching strategy, but it seems to me Watson and Kintzler undermine your strikeout strategy a bit – they were at 7.8 and 5.8 K/9 last year, respectively., and might not get 100 Ks combined. I think I might have taken a flyer or two there on high-K middle relievers with potential save upside, like Bedrosian, Neris, Iglesias or Betances (though perhaps Betances went too high for that).

    Finally, the catching. Whooooof. I know the accepted Razzball wisdom is to punt on catching, but whoooof. Under my 2 catcher league ratings, I have those two combining for $-30.3 value. I hope they pan out for you, but I would keep my finger on the FAAB pulse there for sure.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @LenFuego: Yup that seems to be the consensus, and I agree, wish I had maybe used the Ross and Bundy money and gotten another OF 2. Def hear ya on the relievers, my thoughts were kinda “just get any closer”, then the emerging K upside guys I’ll just add and add a better K guy if need be. Probably won’t start Kintzler much.

      Ugh yeah catching is horrible haha. I just didn’t like any of the values! Felt like everyone was overbidding on C just because they saw two spots. Def will be active there

  9. thorbs says:
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    You’ll need a few guys to hit, but if half of them do, should be a tasty squad!

    As a fellow Ross fan, quick Q for you…Can keep Joe or Brad Miller with my last keeper slot in a 12-team, 10×10 H2H Dynasty league (keep 20 + 8 MiLB).

    I’ve got quite a few stud SPs (Kluber, Cueto, Verlander, Tanaka, Duffy), but all are at their peak or heading downhill, so I’m stuck between my general philosophy of keeping bats over arms or rolling the dice with Ross’ tasty upside.

    Who would you choose?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @thorbs: Yup def shooting high in a lot of areas, so let’s hope so! Yeah I’m keeping Ross – younger, on a great team, still has upside. I like him.

  10. Bull says:
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    JB , how do you like Darvish stacked against Odor, Freeman, etc? Got picks 3, 22, 27. Would have to sacrifice one.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bull: Aight so keeping Darvish is giving up your 27th pick? Meh, might be a little high in roto, but not sure if I understand it correctly haha

      • Bull says:
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        @JB Gilpin: my bad, no keepers. Straight 12-teamer, 5×5 draft: how would you rank those 3?

        I’m confident I could pull Freeman in the 2nd and Odor in the 3rd. Do you like Darvish over one of those?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Bull: Ohhhh OK I got ya. Nah I would still get the hitters. I know I paid more for Darvish in the draft, but I think Odor is really underrated by the CBS crew

  11. kenly0 says:
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    In my honest opinion. You’ll have to hit the waivers hard to finish in the top half of the league. I do love your MI. Great value with those guys. Besides Trout, your OF is too upsidey. Every one of them could fall flat on their face and have you scrambling. Also, apparently I’m not as high on Yu as you. Ha. I treat Rangers pitchers like I do the Rockies pitchers. I stay away. Maeda is nice. Lackey is old as dirt, but halfway safe. Ross could be a nice get late. Only time will tell, but I think you dropped the ball with this draft. Sorry for the rough critique. Good luck to you, sir

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kenly0: Hey I’m open to anything, mostly just want honesty. Yup, I know OF is rough, it wasn’t a plan. But hey sounds like you don’t mind my pitchers too much, and no auctions will ever have a perfectly balanced team. If they did, it wouldn’t be upside-y enough most likely. Hope I can prove ya wrong!

  12. Colonel Angus says:
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    You can only keep one: Taijuan Walker, Dylan Bundy, Joe Musgrove. Who ya got?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Colonel Angus: Def like Bundy. Youth, upside, impact this year… He’s my fav

  13. Crabman says:
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    Haniger is getting lots of hype from the industry, what’s the most you would pay in a keeper league with 15% inflation and a thin core of OF to choose from?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Crabman: Yeah and Scott White is all about him too, so surprised I got him for $1. Obviously depends on budgets and who is all out there, but the 20/20 upside is appealing I wouldn’t mind spending a little more than would be expected due to OF being pretty shallow these days, especially if a 5 OF league

  14. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Solid draft JB!

    With good health and luck, everybody should be looking up at you in September..

    Best of luck and kick those sorry CBS writers to the curb!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Malicious Phenoms: Appreciate it man! Yeah let’s hope these OF stick and one of the catchers and I should be pretty set!

  15. Chris says:
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    Hello JB,

    Please let me know your comments.

    I pick #2 in h2h, 12 teams, and I have as keeper Marte + Edwin + Arenado. Our draft starts in rd4.

    I have RD4 but I don’t have RD5 + 6, which I traded last year. My next pick is RD7.

    Best available are: Braun, Cruz, Lindor, Freeman, Murphy, Story, Odor.

    Best Sp: Thor, Kluber, Yu, Arrieta.

    Since I dont have a rd 5 and 6, I want to pick an offensive player, and pick my 1st SP in RD 7. I’m leaning with Freeman though I have to play him at UTL. But don’t know if its the right choice with Lindor on the board. Team before me will go SP.
    Other choice is that I want a young offensive player, in case I don’t keep Edwin next year.

    thoughts?

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Chris: Pretty fun core to start with! I’m kinda with team Grey, I think I would go Story. Keeps building on both your nice power and speed starts, plus he’s young and could be your keeper if he pans out this year with like a 35/10 season. Any time!

  16. I am the Walrus says:
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    What’s the word, is Mazara getting platooned this year?

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      @I am the Walrus: Yo! Yeah I kinda think so, Texas loves mixing it all around and Grey and I both think he’s gonna not see quite every day ABs

  17. Jensen says:
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    Tim Anderson??? I hate that pick but I like the rest of it. I seem to like your OF more than most. I don’t think Yasmany is a risk at all, he raked last year and hits in a quality park and lineup. And Leyones was very usable when healthy. I do feel like Kimbrel was unnecessary and probably cost you a reliable bat at OF or MI but I do like the value.

    • Jensen says:
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      @Jensen: And I deff think you should have gone for Weiters at $5.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jensen: Hah yeah I think the lingering regret of Villar mighta played out with the Anderson pick :) Meh, $2, and wanted another speed boost. Wouldn’t be surprised if that’s a swapped out spot.

        Interesting on Wieters, yeah coulda gone $6, but it just felt a little pricy. Guessing you’re a Wieters fan for this year? Like him in the lineup for sure…

        Kinda agree on Kimbrel, it was just a value thing. And love having mostly high K guys to start…

  18. Packing says:
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    Yahoo mock gave me a C-.

    1. Bryce Harper (Was – OF)
    2. Carlos Correa (Hou – SS)
    3. George Springer (Hou – OF)
    4. Giancarlo Stanton (Mia – OF)
    5. Rougned Odor (Tex – 2B)
    6. Chris Archer (TB – SP)
    7. Anthony Rendón (Was – 3B)
    8. José Quintana (CWS – SP)
    9. Carlos Santana (Cle – 1B)
    10. Kenta Maeda (LAD – SP)
    11. Odubel Herrera (Phi – OF)
    12. David Robertson (CWS – RP)
    13. James Paxton (Sea – SP)
    14. Adam Duvall (Cin – OF)
    15. José Peraza (Cin – 2B,SS,OF)
    16. Jonathan Schoop (Bal – 2B)
    17. Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF)
    18. Tommy Joseph (Phi – 1B)
    19. Matt Moore (SF – SP)
    20. Nate Jones (CWS – RP)
    21. Max Kepler (Min – OF)
    22. Marcus Semien (Oak – SS)
    23. Iván Nova (Pit – SP,RP)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Packing: Yahoo hating the waiting on pitching… I’m not a big Springer guy, but love most of the values. Pitching is where I woulda zigged more, I’m off Archer and kinda blah on Quintana. Do really like Maeda/Pax/Nova tho

  19. Jb says:
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    Looks like you will need some luck with some of your younger OF , but waiver wire usually helps correct some faulty/unlucky drafting. I have a keeper trade question I have gattis at 1$ and Sanchez at 7$, 12 team 5OF 2C CI, MI league I can possibly trade Sanchez for story who is also 7$, would you do that trade or keep the advantage at C and get a more expensive SS option

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jb: Yup that will be the plan. Nice to have a Trout anchor tho :) Oh 1000000% doing that deal, that sounds beautiful. Get Story and still have a $1 C starter in the fold.

  20. Moneyball says:
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    Any good philosophy adjustment for a 14 team, $300 mixed auction, weekly lineup where you must start 6 SP and 2 RP (closers) every week?
    7×7 Roto with OBP, SLG, Innings, Losses

    Keeping $43 Rizzo, $9 Story, $18 Desmond
    $15 Yu Darvish, $14 McCullers (I can’t let go)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Moneyball: Pretty fun set of keepers! So let’s see, I would probably not value steals guys too much, given the added cats and weight on good sluggers. Losses is interesting, but I don’t think it makes closers valuable enough. If you don’t get good values on closers, def wouldn’t mind getting starters with SP, RP or big-inning relievers. So like if Betances is a value then a SPARP, I would love that route if it helps save money for other areas.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Thanks for the extra considerations.

      Story is THE most fun player to own. 3 HR last 3 spring training games (1 of those off Yu), 4 in 22 at-bats… and they aren’t playing in Colorado (yet).

      The K’s are a red herring. Chapter two coming soon!

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Moneyball: I hope so man! Looking to get him in as many leagues as possible

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