Been a while since I gave you a roundup of news, so guess what? Here’s a roundup of news, or in the case of Josh Jung, a guy who I added to the rankings. First off, what Prospect Itch said previously, “The best Texas prospect since Gallo, Josh Jung brings full-field power, plate discipline, and a plus hit tool along with functional defense at the hot corner. I’m trying to acquire him in my 20-team OBP league and suggest anyone seeking potentially affordable third base help consider the same in their leagues. Speaking of affordable, anyone know a reasonably priced hitman to take out Grey?” Okay, that’s not cool. Hold on one second, are you telling me the Rangers have a decent prospect? I call BS. I thought the Rangers gave up after finally figuring out how to spell Saltalamacchia. Oh, I know, this is the Rangers just trying to sneak Michael Young back out at 3rd base, and spelling his name differently. Jung, you’re nothing but a Freud! Podcaster Ralph told me the other day, he thinks Jung is a 25-homer, 3-steal, .280 hitter. Not sure how much time Jung sees this year, but the draft season is still Jung! Sorry, hashtag never again. I added Josh Jung into my top 20 3rd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball with the projections: 21/6/25/.272/1 in 170 ABs, but obviously those could go up if he breaks camp. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this offseason for 2021 fantasy baseball:

Top 20 Catchers for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Yadier MolinaCards finally re-signed him. A good test for a toupee is if it can hold coconut soup. A good test to see if the Cards are the Cards is if Molina is catching. 2021 Projections: 49/11/61/.258/2 in 401 ABs

Sean Murphy – Had surgery for a collapsed lung. And that’s the last time Murphy hangs out at strip clubs with Tommy Pham! It’s way too early to discount guys in the rankings, when they’re supposed to be 100% by Opening Day.

Jonathan Lucroy – Signed with the White Sox. Zack Collins out here trying to keep catcher eligibility, while being unable to catch, and the White Sox making things very difficult.

J.T. Realmuto – Diagnosed with a small fracture in his thumb. Would never draft Jerry Tomato in any league either way, but this might actually be good for his draft value. Do not overestimate injuries happening mid-February. If this were March 18th, fine. On February 18th, doesn’t matter unless it’s a pitcher with a sore elbow.

Top 20 1st Basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Andrew Vaughn – Was announced that he would be given every opportunity to win a job out of camp, which is what every team says about their top prospect, but, unlike the Orioles or Pirates, who sit on their prospects until they’re 30-year-old vets, the White Sox are in win-now mode. I haven’t reached the tipping point where I’ve upped Vaughn in my 1st base rankings, but I’m just about there. Beginning to think he could be Pete Alonso coming into 2019. Not same type of hitter, but in that Alonso was undrafted or drafted late for a lot of early 2019 preseason, then broke camp the last week, and took off. Also, here’s Hobbs’s Andrew Vaughn fantasy, and why he’s so excited.

Seth Brown – With major arm-twisting and lots of hemming and/or hawing, I added Seth Brown into the top 20 1st basemen that is pushing a top 60, after Khris Davis was traded and–hold the phone…

Mitch Moreland – Signed with the A’s. The Rankings Gods, the Gods that you find in long-flowing robes because they were too lazy to do a wash and have no clean clothes, smite me and Seth Brown once again. See everything I said for Seth Brown above and ignore it. He was removed from the rankings once again. 2021 Projections: 50/21/57/.240 in 333 ABs

C.J. Cron – Signed with the Rockies. This is exactly the type of guy Bud Black might play for 500 at-bats while prospblocking all young hitters, but the Rockies are such a mess at this point, I’m not even sure they have any young hitters to prospblock. Josh Fuentes doesn’t really count. Plus, Fuentes is finding out what happens when you get a job through nepotism and your relative no longer works for the company. Call it the Dale Berra Rule. 2021 Projections: 64/26/72/.249 in 444 ABs

Greg Bird – Signed by the Rockies. The Rockies will never stop doing terrible Rockies moves. Just change their name to the Prospblockies.

Renato Nunez – Signed with the Tigers. Woo hoo! First signing by a team that actually adds fantasy value. Okay, small exaggeration, but Nunez went from unsigned to a potential 30-homer hitter going after the top 300 overall. Appropriately, Renato sounds like a male boat race, and I’m all aboard. 2021 Projections: 60/27/70/.246 in 401 ABs

Marwin Gonzalez – Signed with the Red Sox. He always seems to get at-bats no matter how unlikely it appears in the preseason. This is not a compliment to him or the teams playing him. 2021 Projections: 32/12/40/.257/2 in 271 ABs

Top 20 2nd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Kolten Wong – Signed with the Brewers. This crowds their infield. Won’t someone please think of Daniel Robertson? Oh, and Keston Hiura, Orlando Arcia and Luis Urias. I’d put Keston at 1st, Wong at 2nd, Arcia at short, and Urias at third, but what Grey wants and Grey gets are often on different trains running in opposite directions. Recently seen in Missed Connections, “Saw you last night at a Culver’s Frozen Custard, you said you have four middle infielders, and you were in search of a corner man. You were also wearing a Brewers uniform.” That’s C.J. Cron trying to find a warm place to rest his head. Ideally, this moves Hiura to 1st base and Vogelbach to the bench, but that’s a pregunta for another day. Wong is usually only good for 420-ish at-bats, so not sure it matters for Arcia or Urias. Wong on the Brewers is a solid landing place for him, but mostly for counting stats. For power/speed, the Wong tale has been written. 2021 Projections: 81/10/56/.272/21 in 417 ABs

Jason Kipnis – Signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Not quite as good as an invite for a Sadie Hawkins dance, but I guess it’ll have to do.

Jonathan Schoop – Re-signed with the Tigers. Or resigned, either work when talking about the Tigers. Damn, Grey coming in like a cumulus and shading the whole region. Yo, remove your sunglasses, I got you, I’m a cloud, with my shade. Schoop always provides power and an opportunity to mispronounce his name into a Salt ‘n Pepa song.  2021 Projections: 58/23/66/.254/1 in 474 ABs

Dee Strange-Gordon – Signed by the Reds. I’ve never seen anything like what’s going on with the Reds. They are so desperate to not play Jose Garcia at short, they’ve been linked to every awful shortstop you can imagine. It’s strange (Gordon). I could see adding DSG into the rankings for steals, if we get to April and the Reds are still seriously considering playing him, but, as of now, I’m thinking they sign someone else, or come to their senses.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Signed with the Diamondbacks. There should be some kind of MLB rule where if you haven’t spent at least $50 million in the offseason, you can’t sign any everyday players to one-year deals under three million dollars. If you’re not going to compete, you have to play prospects. Sorry, I don’t make the rules (I do make the rules). Any hoo! You know Asdrubal; this moves Ketel to the outfield on some (most?) days, and this hurts Daulton Varsho and Josh Rojas. 2021 Projections: 41/13/39/.244/1 in 354 ABs

Top 20 shortstops for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Elvis Andrus – Traded to the A’s. That really makes my previous blurb in my top 20 shortstops for him dated, literally and figuratively. The Rangers moved on from Andrus. Dot dot dot. Onto Khris Davis! Yup, Khris Davis and Joey Gallo in the same lineup, as the Rangers throw out everything anyone’s learned about lineup construction from the last 25 years. Any hoo! Solid landing spot for Andrus. Oh, it doesn’t make him better for fantasy, but now he at least will be playing near-everyday.

Jonathan Villar – Signed with the Mets to play…The piano in case Billy Joel gets drunk and can’t find CitiField for his next concert once we’re out of the pandemic? I have no idea. Villar is a puzzling piece for the Mets to acquire. I guess they heard MLB is starting a man on 2nd base in extras and they want to see if Villar is the first guy to have a statline of 40/0/0/0/.000. I suppose this could remove some playing time from McNeil, but he can play elsewhere, but then where does elsewhere play? Is this a vague, unfunny Who’s on First? Yes, I guess. Villar just makes things awkward in the Mets’ lineup. Oh, and it does nothing for Villar’s value. If he couldn’t steal 25 bags in only part-time ABs, I would’ve dropped him even further in the rankings.  2021 Projections: 43/6/41/.246/22 in 302 ABs

Top 20 3rd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Justin Turner – Re-signed with the Dodgers. This was the plan all along, right? I mean, you can’t change your pod. Wait, you don’t have a pod? A group of people you can hang out with during the plague? Oh, dude, you gotta get a pod. Pods are the new podcasts.  2021 Projections: 71/23/80/.277/2 in 491 ABs

Travis Shaw – Signed with the Brewers. They’re the type of team batshizz crazy enough to give Shaw the 3rd base job. Something about teams associated with beer — Rockies in Coors, and Brewers in, well, I don’t know where they play now — they just can’t figure out the guys to start. I’m holding out hope, and keeping Shaw unranked, and leaving Urias as the starter. Subject to change, obviously.

Top 100 Outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Dexter Fowler – Traded to the Angels, because they’re, ironically, too chicken to play Adell. The Angels fell into a fairly obvious trap set by the Cardinals. The Cards sent them screenshots of Fowler’s recent stats, but using the Wayback Machine, the internet search engine that shows old search history, and the Angels were like, “This guy’s awesome…and young!” That also must be how they’re viewing their entire lineup. “Yo, this Upton guy is only 23? Wow, we’ve got so much promise!” Fowler was updated in the top 100 outfielders, and Jo Adell was moved further down.

Jon Jay – Signed with the Angels. Not a far reach when you consider Arte Moreno subscribes to The Federalist.

Nomar Mazara – Signed with the Tigers. He brings his special brand of “He will hit 19 or 20 homers with nothing else” to Detroit Rock City. To think I once put a mezuzah on my door frame with a tiny Mazara jersey and kissed it every time I entered my house. 2021 Projections: 45/19/56/.254/1 in 376 ABs

Franchy Cordero – Traded to the Red Sox. In the background, I hear Kehlani singing, all this love is toxicYou a damn drug, you’re toxic… Franchy was already a love drug that I couldn’t stop — see my Franchy Cordero sleeperDamn right, we take turns bein’ wrong…Toxic…Now Franchy going around that Pesky Pole like Cardi B. Going up against the Green Monster with those glorious Franchy flies. Give me all the Franchy shares! Oh, and he still might platoon, but I did up his projections a tad, due to the Wall.

Andrew Benintendi – Traded to the Royals. Buh-buh-buh-but Bubba Starling! Buh-buh-buh-but Bubba Starling! Buh…*a clock’s hour hand slowly moves as Grey continues to say the same thing repeatedly until he’s blue in the face* Someone spotting me, “Royals fan, huh?” “Why?” “Because you’re blue in the face.” Any hoo! I’m just having a goof, I don’t like Bubba Starling, or Benintendi for that matter. His one chance was going off the wall in Boston like Michael Jackson, and now he’s set-up to hit a all his grounders to 2nd base in a new, worse park. I didn’t adjust his projections, because I was already so down on him in a non-sexual way.

Delino DeShields – Signed with the Rangers, because of course they did. There’s like five teams that are the piece of wood Rose grabbed, and the Rangers are Jack with the other 25 teams, just sinking.

Billy Hamilton – Signed a minor league contract with the Indians. I hope it’s the Billy Hamilton born in 1866, for novelty sake.

Marcell Ozuna – Signed with the Braves, which many believed would happen since there’s only five teams signing people and the Braves were the only ones needing an outfielder. At one point, it was announced the Rays were in the mix to sign Ozuna, and I was trying to figure out who leaked that report and why. There’s no way the Rays were actually interested, and, if you’re the Rays, you don’t leak it because it points out how unlikely you are. Would the Marlins leak it to take the heat off themselves? Are teams leaking other teams’ interest just so no one asks if they’re interested? Would the Mets or another team that is signing people leak it to drive up price on the Braves? Am I starting to sound like a Q Facebook post from your uncle? Who’s to say really. As for Ozuna, nothing’s changed from my top 20 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball blurb.

Keon Broxton – Signed a minor league deal with Twins. You can kinda see what the Twins are thinking here: “Hey, who does Byron Buxton remind you of…?” “Umm…?” Now that confusion is resolved by simply pointing to Broxton. Unless this is a situation like My Sister’s Keeper, that terrible movie where they have one kid be the donor for the sick sibling. “Hey, Buxton needs a new oblique.” “One second…” as they draw on Broxton’s oblique in marker.

Albert Almora Jr. – Signed with the Mets. There’s an “in like a lion, out like a lamb” metaphor somewhere in here for the Mets. They went from eying George Springer and Bauer to getting Al-Al Jr. Maybe that GameStop hit Cohen took was bigger than we thought. Does anyone know if the Mets are paying Almora in Call of Duty games?

Kevin Pillar – Signed with the Mets. Let’s be real for a second and stop the jive talking. How does Dom Smith or Nimmo start vs. lefties? Is Dom Smith really still being drafted in the top 100 overall? Who in their right mind is drafting Dom Smith? I mean, I’m already way down on Dom Smith in my top 20 1st basemen, but some people have him about fifty spots higher. Why is this about Dom Smith? Because you know about Pillar. 2021 Projections: 31/9/26/.271/7 in 271 ABs

Jay Bruce – Signed with the Yankees. Brucely, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

Adam Duvall – Signed with the Marlins. Shame he didn’t re-sign with the Braves, because I thought of Duv’all, like y’all some time in November and I’ve been dying to use it and, well, it’s prolly better I didn’t anyway. Hey, do they say y’all in Florida so I can still use it? Yes, I still want to use it! So, Duv’all squeezes Cooper, Dickerson, Brinson, Magneuris–Man, Duv’all could’ve went anywhere else, huh? Well, he’s fine for a cheap NL-Only power bat. 2021 Projections: 54/21/64/1/.239 in 316 ABs

Cole Tucker – Made a small update on him after it was announced he would get majority of playing time at shortstop, and this means Anthony Alford should start in center, and he’s been in the top 100 outfielders. Alford could be a sneaky pick in NL-Only leagues with his *outside voice* 70-grade speed and 60-grade power *whispering* and 30-grade hit tool.

Top 5 Utility Hitters for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

Nelson CruzTwins re-signed him. You know they were going to, even if baseball writers were trying to push the narrative:  Cruz is holding out to see if the NL would have the DH, like 15 more teams would be competing for his services. There’s only three teams in the NL signing anyone, and those three teams have DHs if it gets implemented. Like the Marlins are gonna suddenly be like, “We can sign a DH for $15 million per year? Where do we sign up!” Or wait, I know! The Brewers would be like, “Hey, in the last five months we’ve only signed Wong and Daniel Robertson, but now we’re interested!” Or how about the Rockies who spent $50 million to trade away one of their best hitters? Hmm, no? Okay. 2021 Projections: 70/33/89/.273 in 502 ABs

Khris Davis – Traded to the Rangers to act as…Backup DH? The Rangers better not think of playing Khris Davis in front of Calhoun. i.e., Khris Davis better not be a, uh, Willie-block.

Top 100 Starters for 2021 fantasy baseball updates

James Paxton – Signed with the Mariners. “I’m coming home…I’m coming home…Tell the world I’m coming home…” That’s Skylar Grey, which is different than Looking-Skyward Grey, which is me at my 3rd best angle. I’ll let you decide which are my first two. Outside of a horrendous 2020, Paxton hasn’t ever been bad bad, and, honestly, no one had a good 2020, so you get a pass…you get a pass…*Oprah screaming*…everyone gets a pass! Paxton still had a 11.5 K/9, usual low-3 BB/9 and he’s actually a huge steal this late if he can stay healthy, but that is his bee in his bonnet, isn’t it? Due to health concerns and a six-man rotation in Seattle, Paxton’s ranked in my top 80 starters, but could be a sneaky upside guy vs. the relative ‘safety’ of his tier. 2021 Projections: 9-9/3.91/1.24/147 in 132 IP

Alex Cobb – Traded to the Angels. I kinda get what the Angels are doing. Get enough former Orioles, and eventually John Means, Ryan Mountcastle, Anthony Santander, Adley Rutschman, and Orioles you actually want start to think they’re supposed to report to Anaheim. It’s sneaky, but it could work.

Matt Shoemaker – Signed with the Twins. The Cobbler setting his sights on the Twins, which is what a cobbler calls feet. I looked at his stats over the last few years, and I just couldn’t bring myself to rank him in the top 100 starters.

Chris Archer – Signed back with the Rays. Archer will now rebuild his value, then get traded for Blake Snell, whose value will take a hit leaving Tampa, then the Rays will rebuild Snell’s value and trade him for Archer, who will have tanked after leaving the Rays for the 2nd time, then Archer’s value will rebound and the Rays–We know how this plays out, right?

Rich Hill – Signed with the Rays. I saw he was 40 years old and was looking at his career numbers, and something jumped out. He’s been in the league since 2005, and has 976 career innings. A robust 65 IP per year average! Not even sure how to look this up, but I wonder if anyone’s had a 15-year career, working primarily as a starter, collecting zero saves while doing bullpen work, and less than 1,000 IP. I posed this on Twitter, and someone came up with Kevin Jarvis as the closest approximate. You know, the world famous Kevin Jarvis.

Mike Foltynewicz – Signed by the Rangers. Let’s see if pitcher-friendly Arlington National Cemetery for Home Runs can bring Faultysandwitz back to life. My guess is he’s playing in Korea or Japan by this time next year. And not one of those super fun game shows where they have to guess whose finger it is coming through the keyhole…*intern whispers in ear*…Those aren’t fingers?

Jake Arrieta – Signed with the Cubs. When you’re not trying to win, but you’re trying to appeal to your older fans, go for nostalgia.

Mike Fiers – Re-signed with the A’s. What about Apple Juice Puk? Do the A’s not like Daulton Jefferies? Alas (which is what A’s are short for), the A’s and I know (we share a brain) that Luzardo, Montas, Manaea and Fiers won’t throw full seasons.

Frankie Montas – Dealing with Covid. Sameies for what I said above on Sean Murphy, only without the Stabby Pham dig.

Jordan Yamamoto – Traded to the Mets. Solid real-life move for rotation depth, but for fantasy Yamamoto is a streamer when Joey Lucchesi of the Braciole Crime Family flames out.

Matt Moore – Signed with the Phils. I saw Matt Moore was penciled into the Phils’ rotation and I was like, “Smart, don’t use a pen.” The Phils with Matt Moore are all of us in 2015 fantasy drafts.

Chase Anderson – Signed with the Phils. Phils are going for the quantity approach. They should ring up Samardzija.

Tyler Anderson – Signed by the Pirates. He’s terrible and not worth adding into the top 100 starters. Also, he’s the Pirates’ 2nd best starter.

Aaron Sanchez – Signed with the Giants. Old friend alert! You might remember Aaron Sanchez as Filthy Sanchez, as he was the Jays’ top pitching prospect from 2010-16. What is it that they say about pitching prospects again and why do I keep thinking of how the Tigers are chancing their entire rebuild around those that can’t be trusted? Sanchez hit 98 on his fastball, and…can’t…stop…giving…him…a…chance. I added him to the rankings, and removed teammate, Logan Webb.

Relievers updates all found in the top 500 for 2021 fantasy baseball

Jake McGee – Signed with the Giants. Gabe Kapler said that McGee has what it takes to be the closer. Very sneaky of him not to mention if the Giants have what it takes to win any games. I added McGee, and made him the Giants’ closer, but, as I was saying to Rudy the other day, the Giants and Tigers closers might not be worth drafting outside of very deep leagues.

Anthony Bass – Rumored to be the lead to close games in Miami. The Fish going to Bass. How freakin’ cute! I added Bass into the top 500, but what a mess ‘pens are, which is also what Michael Nesmith’s mother thought before inventing Liquid Paper. We stan lady-preneurs.

Derek Holland – Signed with the Tigers. Signing Holland is the best way to reproduce a Dutch oven, and that’s just the facts, man!

Mark Melancon – Signed with the Padres. Blech. Like Fenwick Von Bic said before making a better one, “These pens suck.” I have no idea who’s the closer in San Diego, and that’s an important one to know. Right now on my top 500, I have Pomeranz as the top closer there, but I hedged big time with a high ranking (for Melancon) and saves projection.

Keone Kela – Signed with the Padres. Ah…Crap? What are we supposed to do with this? Who am I giving saves to in San Diego? Everyone in their bullpen? This will not stand! Which is what I say to Cougs shopping for top-heavy plants. For now, I’ve given saves consideration in San Diego to Pomeranz, Melancon and Pagan. If we get to mid-March and Kela appears in line to get saves, I will make adjustments.

Alex Colome – Signed with the Twins. Welp, goodbye Taylor Rogers, may all my early shares of you comfort you in this time of plummeting value. What a dastardly deed it is to draft a closer before teams report to camp! The one bright spot is the Twins’ beat writers are saying it will be more of a committee. Well, bright spot for Rogers, not bright for Colome or in general. 2021 Projections: 3-3/3.41/1.12/55, 25 saves in 64 IP.

Sean Doolittle – Signed by the Reds. What’s with teams without a set closer signing guys who could be the closer? That makes things more difficult for us. Doesn’t anyone care about fantasy baseballers? No? Ouch. I really love Amir Garrett in the role of Reds’ closer, but Sean Doolittle does cloud the picture. Still expecting Amir Garrett to get saves, but I added Sean Doolittle into the top 500.

Brandon Kintzler – Signed with Phils. What you don’t want to see in any bullpen? Four super mediocre closers. Phils are sneakily getting ready to have four guys with six saves apiece.

Trevor Rosenthal – Signed with the A’s. Goodbye Diekman, how I barely knew thee. Seriously, who was that dude?

Sergio Romo – Signed with the A’s. Bullpens *handshake emoji* ulcers. In my top 500, I added Romo into the A’s mix, but barely. Right now, it’s clearly Rosenthal, then some combination of Diekman-Romo. Which is different than Tony “The Hike Man” Romo. No one calls him that? Well, I just did!

Joakim Soria – Signed with the Diamondbacks. Excited to see what he can do as the closer in Arizona. I’m Joakim’ing your chain. But SAGNOF will shine through the darkest of spells, like trying to spell diarrhea without autocorrect. 2021 Projections: 2-4/3.78/1.21/63, 22 saves in 61 IP.

Seth Lugo – Had elbow surgery to have a bone spur removed. Good news is, it’s February and the new-look Mets didn’t wait until June for Lugo to have surgery, after saying for three months, “Oh, it’s just some elbow soreness, he’s fine.” Bad news, I’ve still removed him completely from my top 500, and would not draft him.

Before we cut out of here and go trademark our cheese & crackers dispenser, which is a bent-over man where you pull crackers from his crack and cheese fromunda, here’s our NFBC signup sheet for this year. If you want to play against me, Rudy or Donkey Teeth, put your email in the signup sheet below. It is $150 to play, but you can win $150,000 (I think, check their site for rules and prizes). In fact, 2019’s overall winner of, like, $150,000 was one of our commenters. I’ve placed in the top 20 overall and won around $3500. You can also become a thousandaire if you win just your league. Plus, it’s fun (okay, no one’s here for fun. Fun’s on vacation! Wait, then fun would be having fun…Hmm… Moving on!). Leagues should start in about a week (once they fill), and it’s a slow draft, so you don’t need to be available to draft at any set time. Any hoo! Join us by putting your email below, then Rudy will reach out to the peeps.

 
  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey!

    …and we’re back!!

    Keeper question.

    Yahoo H2H 6X6 12 Team
    R HR RBI SB OPS AVG
    K ERA WHIP K:9 S+H QS

    It’s keep 6 or 7 (it’s supposed to keep 6 but he said 7 on this seasons intro email, which affects me because I’d keep 2 SP but I dropped Flahtery to stream in the Playoffs and don’t have a second keepable SO, so I’ll convince the league to let me pick him back up if that’s the case LOL)

    I win AGAIN, so I picks last, 12th then first then 12th snake draft etc.

    Here is who I have and I’m I’ll point out who I’m keeping up until this point

    Keepers 6-7
    Juan Soto
    Ozzie Albies
    Jose Abreu
    Shane Bieber

    Keep 2-3 more
    Yoan Moncado
    Gleyber Torres
    Matt Olson
    Trent Grisham
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Dandsby Swanson
    Ramon Loreano
    Jurickson Profar
    Brian Anderson
    Isaiah Kiner Falefa
    Jared Kelenic

    I’m leaning towards Jared Kelenic, Gleyber, and Moncado

    I don’t have any worthy SP to keep but if they let me pick Jack Flahtery back up it’ll be him too

    So potential
    Juan Soto
    Shane Bieber
    Jack Flahtery
    Ozzie Albies
    Jose Abreu

    Pick 2 if 6 and 3 if 7 as if I don’t have Flahtery though.

    Sorry if I made it confusing I hope you get what I’m throwing at you!!

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Stefe says:
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      Why would you drop Jack the Ripper in a keeper league… they shouldn’t allow you to pick him up considering it looks like you coulda dropped kiner-falefa for a starter to stream ?

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        You seem quite upset over a minor mistake I made. If you’d like an explanation it’s because it IS KEEP 6 and I don’t intend to keep 2 SP so he is to be let go anyways. Our commish made a mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep:

      Juan Soto
      Shane Bieber
      Jack Flahtery
      Ozzie Albies
      Jose Abreu
      Moncada,
      Gleyber or Jarred, up to you

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        It is keep 6 we agreed and commish made a mistake.

        Juan Soto
        Ozzie Albies
        Jose Abreu
        Shane Bieber
        Yoan Moncado

        If it we’re you (coming off a championship season), as we both know how to draft, would you keep Kelenic or Torres if it were you?

        Thanks Grey

        I did make a mistake, I honestly would keep Flahtery I was probably hesitating or set on keeping just Bieber, but it is what it is and I know how to draft SP so I’m not concerned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d just keep Gleyber

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great update/roundup! Also great AL-only draft from yesterday!

    a. So, we found out that our daughter stole from us yesterday. That wasn’t the worst thing we discovered yesterday about her neither!! I know shame on us. Going through some tough times. Our dog Simba is trying his best to help us and our son’s blood sugar level shot up to over 100! Of course the discussion turned to me several times on how could she steal knowing that I’ve been unemployed for 2.5 years. I know in 100 years’ time no one will give a care about our household but it’s still really painful to live in this era and on the corona timeline. Thanks to you and the Razzball nation, it’s a little easier.

    b. Had comp problems too yesterday that are now solved. Phew! One less problem!

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    d. MLB quote of the day for February 19, 2021

    1. Jim Weaver, born February 19, 1939

    ‘I was not a power pitcher, although I had days that I could ‘bring it’. I had a great curve ball and I never quit!’

    Jim Weaver (eMail to Baseball Almanac, 03/23/2006)

    2. Dave Cheadle, born February 19, 1952

    ‘It was a Saturday (when he recalled making his Major League debut, it was actually a Sunday), a nationally televised game against the Reds. Hank Aaron was chasing the Babe’s record. I think he had 711 then. The game went into extra innings and we were out of pitchers. I was pretty freaked out. It was a full house, more people in the seats than lived in all of Asheville. I couldn’t really grasp what was going on. It’s kind of like being in your wedding; it was such an overwhelming feeling that I wasn’t really conscious of it.’

    Dave Cheadle in the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times (08/13/2000)

    3. Dave Stewart, born February 19, 1957

    ‘I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t let up. If I’ve got you bleeding in six or seven different places, I’ll make sure you’re bleeding in eight or nine.’

    Dave Stewart in The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations (Wayne Stewart, Skyhorse Publishing, 10/17/2007, Keys to Success, Page 489)

    4. Miguel Batista, born February 19, 1971

    ‘How many home runs have you hit in your career of baseball?” -said fifth grader Kyle Carreno to which Batista replied, “Three. My homeruns are like comets – once every four years. So, not every often!”

    5. Tim Burke, born February 19, 1959

    ‘If Jesus were on the field, He’d be pitching inside and breaking up double plays. He’d be high-fiving the other guys. That’s what Christianity is supposed to be. Some people lose their fire, but not because of the Lord.’

    Tim Burke in The New York Times (George Vecsey, 04/29/1991)

    6. Josh Reddick, born February 19, 1987

    ‘I want to get back to being the predominant three-hole hitter on this team I know I can be, carrying this team like I know I can. But I know it’s something I have to earn back. He’s (Josh Donaldson) done a heck of a job there. I wouldn’t say I’m comfortable I’m in the seven-, eight-hole, but I’m not going to be upset if I’m in there right now. Maybe I can get back to being the five- or six-hole guy. Not just sometimes, but all the time. We’re still winning games, and that’s all I care about.’

    Josh Reddick (Jane Lee, 05/01/2014, ‘Back on upswing, ‘everything feels right’ for Reddick,’ Source)

    7. Don Newcombe, died February 19, 2019

    ‘I really would like to pitch against some of the players that are playing now as opposed to the ones I pitched against when I was a young man playing. They don’t have the training we had to go through in our era. The big leagues now are a training ground as compared with the minor leagues of 20 years ago. We were accomplished athletes when we came to the big leagues because we had all gone through the minors.’

    Don Newcombe in Ebony (January 1974, ‘Whatever happened to… DON NEWCOMBE?’, Page 122)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Sorry to hear that, Ante! Kids will be kids tho, right?

      C. You too!

      4. Ha, nice!

      6. Never thought I’d see a Josh Reddick quote

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        Grey!!!!

        a. First off, thanks a million. Kids gonna be kids. I blame the Kardash*ans and Kan*e W*st, oh and why not Kyl*e for letting the world know that she’s worth 100M dollars and not yet 20 (when she was younger than 20) which has propelled a world of millenials to think only money.

        b. I loved the Batista one, too. Stupid me! I messed up the source of the quote.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. I blame Rusty Kuntz and his provocative name

  3. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Pretty sure Rich Hill had a few years where was just walking the earth like Caine in Kung fu, meeting people, getting in adventures. That’ll keep the IP count low.

    In other news, how unlikely is a Gleyber return to 2019 form, anyway, his Hr/Fb rate last year was insanely low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, yes, you’re obviously correct

      I think Gleyber can hit anywhere from 5 to 35 HRs, he is a rare one in that I have no idea what to expect — common sense says somewhere in the middle

  4. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Grey,
    I was browsing rosters and noticed a relief pitcher for the Royals name Richard Lovelady. I assume he goes my Dick.
    He has no fantasy value which is a shame since he could become this site’s next Doug Fister and we could giggle like 12 year olds every time he was mentioned.
    Oh well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Dick Lovelady, one of the few baseball players who you need asterisks for to keep the site PG

  5. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Here is the latest Trout trade:

    I give up: Javier Baez ($21), Emilio Pagan ($6) and either minor league prospect Hunter Greene or Shane McClanahan.

    I get: Mike Trout ($40), and minor leagues prospeccts Aaron Sabato and JB Bukauskas. Would you make that deal and which prospect would u give up Greene or McClanahan? Thanks as always.

    • packers2018 says:
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      It’s Trout for Baez! No brainer.
      Give him Shane, take the deal and run.

    • Stefe says:
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      Anyone would make this deal… I’d give Greene and run away with trout.

    • 183414 says:
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      Do you really need confirmation from Grey to make that deal ?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        no. just to help me with which prospect to give up

        • NUX says:
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          You should really be asking the Itch this question if it just hinges on the prospect. He’s gonna like that you’re getting Sabato back too.

        • NUX says:
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          But I can prob tell you what itch would say too… He has Hunter Greene as the #1 Reds prospect right now. And that Rays arm isn’t in the top ten Rays prospects. Itch has mentioned before that he could see him in the pen for TB. So its Greene. Especially with the Driveline guys being with the Reds now, I’d usually side with those young arms in any coin flip sitch.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            i offered Javier Baez ($21), Emilio Pagan ($6) and Shane McClanahan.

            Greene is the #2 Reds Prospect
            McClanahan is the #7 Rays Prospect

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                i was using MLB.com andthe teams website

                • NUX says:
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                  Yea those are for real baseball. Not “our game”. So don’t base decisions like this off of those lists. And if you did have a reason to want to look at real baseball prospect ranks. You should look at the Fangraphs lists. But honestly, if you’re playing dynasty and don’t use Ralph and his team over at PLive, you’re a couple steps behind already.

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    thanks

                    • NUX says:
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                      Anytime brother, best of luck with that trade. Hope he accepts, bc its def a win for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        got the deal done. On to the next deal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  6. Paul Lamb says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto (Wins and SVs)-keep 10

    Acuna
    Trout
    Gallen
    Swanson
    Merrifield
    Kershaw
    Hader
    Goldschmidt
    Burnes
    JD Martinez

    Would you keep any of these hitters over Hader?

    Solak
    Josh Bell
    Donaldson

    Something in me just doesn’t want to keep him but I’m thinking (rankings) that’s the “best” 10. Whatcha think?

    Thanks Grey

    • packers2018 says:
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      I think you have it right, keep your top 10 and can always redraft one of the other 3 plus whoever else is available.
      You won’t be chasing S&H by keeping Hader.

      • Paul Lamb says:
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        Thank ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • PAUL LAMB says:
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        Grey, much thanks. Keep up the great work sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. Cram It says:
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    Woohoo, drafting! When does the NFBC start, March 1st if I remember?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As soon as we fill the leagues, so maybe late next week?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Shit I missed signups yesterday and just sent email. Still room?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so, just enter our email

  8. Matt says:
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    GREY!

    12 team dynasty format 50 player roster we keep 45 and draft 5. We must have 15 prospects. 7×7 categories;
    Hitting: runs, hrs, rbi, sb, avg, obp, xbh
    Pitching: wins, saves, ks, era, whip, k/bb ratio, quality starts. We set our lineups daily.

    Looking for team review, also maybe insight on what guys you think I should move, or maybe players you’d look to target in a trade to better my team.

    C. Will Smith
    1b. Paul Goldschmidt
    2b. Cesar Hernandez
    3b. Manny Machado
    Ss. Corey Seager
    Ci. Eugenio Suarez
    Mi. Carlos Correa
    Of. Bryce Harper
    Of. Eddie Rosario
    Of. Lourdes Gurriel Jr
    Of. Wil Myers
    U. Marcus Semian
    U. Aaron Hicks

    Bench:
    1b. Brandon Belt
    1/3b. Colin Moran
    2b. Starlin Castro
    Of. David Dahl
    Of. Joc Pederson

    For Pitchers we have 10 Pitcher slots that can be any combo of Rp, Sp.

    SP. Blake Snell
    SP. Hyun Jin Ryu
    SP. Kyle Hendricks
    SP. Zack Wheeler
    SP. Julio Urias
    SP. Framber Valdez
    SP. John Means
    SP. James Paxton
    SP. Robbie Ray
    SP. Trevor Rogers
    SP. Tejay Antone
    RP. Liam Hendriks
    RP. Kirby Yates
    RP. Will Smith
    RP. Brusdar Graterol
    RP. Tyler Duffey
    RP. Luis Garcia (Houston)

    Prospects:
    “C” Tyler Soderstrom
    “C” Heriberto Hernandez
    1b. Michael Toglia
    3b. Alexander Mojica
    Ss. Maximo Acosta
    Ss. Gunnar Henderson
    Ss. Maikol Hernandez
    Of. Luis Matos
    Of. Seth Beer
    Of. Peyton Burdick
    Of. Ismael Mena
    P. Grayson Rodriguez
    P. Shane McClanahan
    P. Nick Bitsko
    P. Brandon Williamson

    Team name is Bad Boys.. how could I not when I have both Will Smiths… maybe when Atlanta’s Will Smith is awful I can drop him and just change my name to Bad Boy? Idk.. I need your advise there too.

    • packers2018 says:
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      Lot to consider here, but I would look to move Hicks, Correa, Dahl, R. Ray, Graterol, Duffy and just about any prospect to upgrade your core. Offer 2×1 trades and keep working it.
      My 2 cents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice, now get Matthew Boyds so it’s the Bad Boyds, kidding, don’t get Boyd, he’s terrible

      Your pitching is solid, but your hitting has a few holes — 2B, UTIL — Maybe trade Robbie Ray, Rogers or Tejay for someone like Andres Gimenez? Think an upside 2B bat

      • Matt says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    you see the size of mazouza’s contract, he’s one or 2 steps from quad A almost. no improvement across a good bit of years, seemingly getting worse lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        the worst part is when you think about how his so far ceiling across all of them is probably that of most CI OF prospects in general too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  10. Jason says:
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    10 team H2H keeper league: Bellinger or Eloy/Wander? Thanks!

    • NUX says:
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      How many Keepers? It sounds shallow. If holding Wander through the summer will be a hindrance to winning in 2021, I could see leaning Belly. But its pretty fair offer on the surface.

      • Jason says:
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        We keep 10 major leaguers and 10 minor league eligible players with no limits on how long they can be kept. Thanks, NUX.

        • NUX says:
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          Yep, so that Minor League eligible thing kinda changes it for me. I’d now lean Wander side, but only slightly. In my mind, I’d be stashing him as trade bait though. So I could see just prefering the 1B/OF eligbilty of Belinger, with those chip in steals. But if you love you some Wander. Or think you can use him to get Tatis/Acuna at some point, go for it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy/Wander

  11. Hepcats13 says:
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    Greyt Write Up! I had my first real, live draft of the season yesterday and just want to share the results for thoughts and to show trends.
    12th Pick, H2H Yahoo 12 team 5×5. What do you think?
    I MISSED THE SMELL OF MOUSTACHE WAX IN THE MORNING!
    1) Story
    2) J. Ramirez
    3) Abreu
    4) Albies
    5) Ryu
    6) Blackmon
    7) K. Lewis
    8) Fried
    9) Swanson
    10) Carrasco
    11) Moore
    12) Hand
    13) Hosmer
    14) Gausman
    15) Solak
    16) Means
    17) Eflin
    18) L. Taveras
    19) Montgomery
    20) Alfaro (Pick up Molina on Waivers to start season instead?)
    21) Paxton
    22) Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Team looks like what I would draft! Love the hitting and the pitching looks fine, tho not a fan of Fried

  12. Cliff says:
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    Thanks for the content so far this season.

    1. Do you guys have dynasty start up rankings? How early would you grab Franco?

    2. One thing that confuses me about your draft strategy is when you say your first starter is around 40-60. What’s that based on? As you know ESPN and Yahoo ADP’s aren’t aligned with your rankings, so there’s some good values. Would you prefer to add a Nola/Flaherty in round 4 and then another 3 Top 40 bats rounds 5-7, or take the best hitters round 1-6 and then land Gray or Lynn round 7?

    • Cram It says:
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      2. It’s based on top pitchers being drafted in the first few rounds. You don’t need a perceived elite pitcher, so while they’re doing that, you’re drafting a better offense and still putting together a good rotation later.

    • NUX says:
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      Grey, you can go ahead and skip this one. The best tag team since the New Age Outlaws already handled it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      1. Franco depends on the league…He should be around a top 50 guy next year

      2. I’d take Nola if he were still there around 40-60 — my rankings are based on wanting 3 hitters to start draft in a 12 teamer, or 2 hitters in a 15 teamer

      • 183414 says:
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        Nola likely doesn’t make it to the 3d round in a 13 teamer. Will NEVER see him in the 4th round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems unlikely

  13. Jim says:
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    Any thoughts on Puig? is he going to sign with an MLB team, or is he going to end up hitting 80 homers in japan? I would hate to cut him just to find out at the last minute Colorado signed him and he hits 90 homers! whats your gut tell you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have a feeling he’s not signing, but I wouldn’t cut him

  14. JB says:
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    Grey

    Another dynasty trade opinion from you sir…. OBP instead of Ave.

    I have Ozuna… would you trade him for Redon?
    I could also deal him for Castillo.

    Which side are you on and why? Thanks

  15. JB says:
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    *A Rendon

  16. Bony Bob says:
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    Your holiness… I need a kick in the arse. I just traded for Nasty Nate Pearson in a keep forever league. Just got offered Strasburg for my shiny new toy and a first round pick. I have a win now team so I have to take it right? I really like the idea of keeping Nate for many years to come… Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to take it

      • Bony Bob says:
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        I really dont want to! Lol. But thank you, I will pull the trigger. You are a legend Grey! Cant thank you enough for all you do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  17. Let’s Play Two says:
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    I have the #1 overall pick in a six team 5×5 standard roto league and deciding between taking Acuna and Tatis.

    The team ahead of me would probably take JRam or Machado for his 2nd pick.

    1. If I take Acuna #1 in what order would you take the 12 and 13 pick?

    Story or Lindor, J-Ram, Machado, Bellinger, Freeman

    2. If I take Tatis #1 in what order would be your next two picks?

    J-Ram, Machado, Bellinger, Freeman

    Thanks, Grey.

  18. Boognish says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 (standard cats + OPS & K/BB)
    Keep 15

    Rebuilding an inherited team, got offered my Fried & 1st rd pick for his Arenado & 7th. My hitting is shizz

    My likely 15 keepers are:

    P: Gallen, Fried, Paddack, Luzardo, Sixto, Pearson, Matt Manning

    Hitters: pick 8 of: Abreu, Hiura, Ozuna, Kyle Lewis, Ohtani, Wander, Beni, Polanco ,Hosmer, McMahon, Brendan Rodgers

    Ugh.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Arenado

  19. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I am still trying to get a SP3 on my dynasty team, would you trade Ke’Bryan Hayes for Lance McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  20. Cram It says:
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    Mets signed Taijuan. Can’t be a bad thing. LGM!

  21. Steveo says:
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    Auction draft strategy question.
    10 team 4 keepers league. Last year 7 SP keeper for $68 total. This year 14 SP kpet for $288 and some big names kept —Beiber, Cole, Darvish, Kerhawe, Gioloto, Castillo, Nola, Woodruff etc.

    I play the Grey SP strategy. So my question is, is there a strategy to when to put a SP up for bid?
    Should I put a Degrom up early and drain money with no intentions of getting him or do I put a Maeda up early and see what he goes? I feel like I can run the risk of if I wait too long, the supply goes down and 2 or 3 people get desperate and the price goes up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I usually put high-priced SPs up to bid early and often — let others spend money — I don’t put SPs I want up usually until much later

      • Tom says:
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        I do the same, love seeing all the money being sucked out on the high-priced pitchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  22. Steveo says:
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    Also what would be your ideal split on a standard 10 team $260 Auction?
    $70/30 Offense/SP?
    $65/$35
    $80/20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I usually do roughly 70-72 hitting

  23. 406mtechdigger says:
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    Thanks for the updates Grey. New news on the trade front…. Have been offered Ryu ($60) and Voit ($20) or Abreu($80) for Machado ($100). Team/Rules are below….. Thoughts?

    12 Teamer H2H Points League
    $1000 draft budget
    Keep whoever you want with progressive cost each year
    20-40-60-80-100-125-150-175-200 etc

    Jose Ramirez – $125
    Manny Machado – $100
    Xander Bogaerts – $80
    Luis Roberts – $40
    Trent Grisham – $20
    Julio Rodriguez – $20
    Alex Verdugo – $20
    Kyle Lewis – $20

    Carlos Carrasco – $40
    Lance Lynn – $40
    Dustin May – $20
    Kenta Maeda – $20
    Framber Valdez – $20
    James Karinchak – $20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels solid for you for either package — Ryu and Voit is better if you need more keepers

  24. Will says:
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    Pretty sure Blake Snell already left Tampa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Typo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wait, no it’s not

  25. COJWM says:
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    Trade offer in a 10 team H2H keeper with no limits to how long players can be kept. We keep 10 MLB and 10 MiLB.

    A. Bieber, Bregman, Nolan Jones, 4th round pick

    B. Paddack, Wander, Torkelson, 1st pick in the draft

    I currently have the first pick and was planning to take Devers (who wasn’t kept for some reason). Bieber is a huge upgrade over Paddack, but is Bregman worth it? The trade really helps me this season, but I’m not sure about later on. My decision for 2021 comes down to Bieber and Bregman vs. Paddack and Devers. Make the move or hold tight with Paddack and Devers and enjoy Wander and Tork in the future? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  26. swaggerjackers says:
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    That was the longest roundup ever! I was sitting on the can and just kept scrolling endlessly long after the mission was complete. Don’t work too hard over there Albright!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it was a few weeks worth of news

      • Toasted Almonds says:
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        Same here, my legs went to sleep but I chuckled for 30mins. Great piece Fella!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  27. Primetime says:
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    C’mon man. Phillies making good bull pen sneaky picks. Bradley, Watson, kintzler, Alvarado to go with neris. Bullpen been a issue for years now here.

    We have the offense that can score.. so why not have 20 closers for close it.

    I wish the would get a center fielder or give Haisley a go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, if the fans like it, not great for fantasy

  28. TC says:
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    Lindor, Hiura. and Sixto or
    Albies, Alonso, and Woodruff?

    10 team, keep 15 forever keep roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Close tho

        • TC says:
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          Thanks!
          What’s your take on Sixto? You think he learns to build the K/9 rate and deliver #1 level SP stats, or is he more a perennial #2/3 guy?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            My take on Sixto is in the rankings

  29. Chucky says:
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    10 keepers, no contracts. I know it’s not even George Washington’s Birthday yet, but with the broken/fractured right thumb of JTR ( thinking Max Muncy circa 2020), JTR’s injury has me nervous and jerky about being one of my ten keepers. Would you keep JTR over the likes of any of Kyle Lewis, Muncy, Biggio, Bohm or Corbin Burnses?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t keep JT

  30. toolshed says:
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    Got the first feels 100% report on Lamet today. What a relief.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, never heard a pitcher say he’s 100% before needing Tommy John

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        didn’t sale say something like that at some point last year (might be thinking of some other SP liar who needed TJ for a while before getting it, thor maybe).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sale was saying it for 3 years, I think

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            yeah.

  31. Dogs love a good irony says:
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    In a league where we draft 560 players I want to draft a couple relief pitchers in the bench rounds. Do you think that’s wasted selections since RPs are inconsistent from year to year, or is it reasonable? Have a nice weekend Grey.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      at this point it does make sense, esp if saves only. we have no idea on very many bullpens when drafting this early (shit we don’t often IN season often), hoarding up a few more is a good way to ensure saves by start of april, at that point throw some away for SP or whatever you need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very reasonable! You too!

  32. clanders12 says:
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    In a 12-team, 6×6 roto (OBP/QS) where each team’s first 10 draft picks are keeper slots — reverting to picks if you opt not to use them on a keeper — and then proceeding from there as a regular draft starting from pick 121.

    Inherited a roster with Trout, Trea, Olson, Muncy, E. Rosario, Cole, Gray and Maeda as the guys in keepable range. (Also have Corbin, Bassitt, Hoskins and E. Escobar but figure I’d rather have the draft picks.) My main goal for the offseason is to move Cole for at least one bat, and I just got offered Conforto, Meadows and a late/~250 overall pick for Cole and pick No. 141. I’m not wild about that specific offer (don’t wanna deal with Meadows) but I’m wondering if you think highly enough of Conforto to feasibly build a package for Cole around him? The guy who made the offer also has Freeman, Albies, Bogaerts, Lowe and Seager, but not sure if he’d be willing to make them available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, I’d keep Cole…I like Conforto, but he’s a dime a dozen for OFs, and his ceiling isn’t that amazing

      • clanders12 says:
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        Thanks — did some haggling and got him to Cole and a 7th (~200 overall) for Bogaerts and a 3rd (~150 overall). Make that trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me

        • clanders12 says:
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          Even with Turner at SS Bogaerts feels like about as good a player as you can acquire in this league without being on the losing end of draft capital

  33. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    we gotta keep stretch armweak for mckenzie, that’s good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  34. toolshed says:
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    Damn Yankees signed Gardner. They must have consulted with the Rockies. Clint Frazier arrow pointing down

  35. Primetime says:
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    Gardner got to be bench player right? 1 year deal.

    Isn’t Frazier a buy low now?

  36. leon says:
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    16 man dynasty.

    SP: Maeda, Sixto, Stroman, Canning, Odorizzi, garret richards, luke weaver

    RP: Diego castillo, Clase, Bummer, Moronta, Rainey, Codi Heur and Munoz on DL

    was offered taijuan walker for either diego or clase. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for Diego, though I haven’t heard anything on Clase in a while, tbh

      • leon says:
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        Do i need it though? or are you just saying its fair.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, I don’t think you need it

  37. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    the trade got rejected by the league. So i need to re-work theTrout trade again. I am thinking about offering Javier Baez ($21), Alex Bregman ($21) for Trout a($40) and minor league prospect Aaron Sabato. Is thata fair offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rejected by the league? They think you’re taking advantage? Haha, okay, I’d take Trout side, it’s fair

  38. bfromuth says:
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    Grey,

    will you be putting out the excel Warzone this year? That puppy has been a staple of my draft prep for 7 years

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Excel War Room comes with the Razzball subscription

      • bfromuth says:
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        ive got the subscription and Rudy gave me access to his excel, but I am referring to the traditional war room and excel sheet you guys put out the past ten years. Rudy didnt think you were doing it this year, but told me to ask

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t do it, someone else does it and I put it on the site…let me see if they’re doing it

  39. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    You mention the pitiful 2B situation, but it really hits home with RCL eligibility. Here are the top 12:
    28 Ozzie Albies
    36 DJ LeMahieu
    57 Keston Hiura
    59 Ketel Marte
    66 Brandon Lowe
    69 Cavan Biggio
    99 Mike Moustakas
    143 Jose Altuve
    190 Garrett Hampson
    191 Jake Cronenworth
    198 Ha-Seong Kim
    228 Ryan McMahon

    In a mock today I was hoping for Albies at pick 30, but he went 29th. I ended up with Moustakas at 126.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Moist at 126, but it truly is a sad position this year

  40. JB says:
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    Grey

    Dynasty Lg:

    A. Do you think Andujar is worth keeping on the roster?

    B. What is G. Hampsons value?

    Thanks for always giving me another perspective on things!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think Andujar is worth keeping…Hampson might be worth keeping depends on situation

  41. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Good Morning Grey. I keep getting trade offers. Someone wants my Deivi Garcia ($7) for fir his Taillon ($12). Would you make that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! I’d take Taillon, pretty fair, could go either way

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        either way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  42. TimmyHorton says:
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    Would you give up Andrew Vaughn for Yordan in a deep dynasty roto league? I feel like Vaughn will be Util only soon enough and Yordan has proven himself in the majors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yordan

  43. Curious George says:
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    Desmond has opted out of the 2021 season for the time being. Cue the fantasy conundrum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only it helped guarantee someone else PT

      • hot corner says:
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        Guarantees playing time for Chris Owings or let’s them go sign Jedd Gyorko!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, lure Dozier out of retirement!

  44. bbhhi says:
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    Grey,

    I know its a long shot, but any reason to be concerned Abreu gets traded, if Chisox aren’t in it come mid year? In a 12-team, keeper (8), auction 5×5 AL-Only league with $260, would you have any reservations keeping Abreu at $29?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way is Abreu traded

      • bbhhi says:
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        You like him at $29? And were you serious about a new break-out level?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I like him at $29

  45. Primetime says:
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    Trying to get Roberts.

    I offered e Rosario and maeda for roberts and Valdez

    Thoughts

  46. James LeGade says:
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    Grey-

    As a Fantasy Baseballer (Your mom’s term) how I use your rankings every year is to read through the write-ups and try to figure out who are ‘Grey’s Guys’. Meaning who does Grey like more than their average ADP. We do an auction so I can kinda get anyone I want… so I go in with a list of Grey’s guys and bid away.

    I guess what I am asking for a column by you listing out ‘Grey’s Guys’… the people who you are going to end up with in your snake draft more often than not. Could you build such a list?

    Thanks for all the great work… and don’t worry If you make this list I am still going to read all the write ups… because they are always hysterical.

    -James

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re a fantasy baseballer (my mom’s term), don’t you know from my rankings?

      • James LeGade says:
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        Yes. I read them all and then I compare your ranks to yahoo ADP and ESPN ADP… and then I try to figure out the people you like the most. And I read all the sleeper posts.

        But an annual Grey’s Guys post would be huge… just so I didn’t miss anyone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, will take it under advisement

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