Julio Rodriguez has made the Mariners’ Opening Day roster and I’m giving the longest “yeah boi” in history. Due to the longest “yeah boi” in history, I’m feeling lightheaded. Oh my God, I’m floating like Charlie and Grandpa Joe after they had too much fizzy, lifting drink. Is Cougs pumping my office full of helium? I’ve never felt happiness like this before. Not without dreaming of wearing a costume to make me look like a dumbbell and have Giancarlo curl me. This is…happiness, isn’t it? Have I broken free from reality? This is real, right? I’ve checked fifteen different sources, and it’s really real. I think. So, already gave you a Julio Rodriguez fantasy but listen to what Grey “Dumb B*tch” Albright said there, “Kelenic was up mid-May and that seems as good a bet as any. So, the M’s make a serious push to have all three of them (Kelenic, Haniger and Jul-Rod) in the outfield by May 15th. That feels aggressive, but no one calls him July — it’s Juli, if anything.” They’ve seen added Jesse Winker, and now Jul-Rod! My God, it’s wonderful. Julio Rodriguez or Bobby Witt Jr.? It’s not clearcut. This is giving me a heart attack. How did I not draft him in one single league? Am I mentally dumb? What is wrong with me?! I re-ranked Julio Rodriguez in the top 40 outfielders, and moved him way up in the top 500. He’s still behind Witt, but if Jul-Rod outperformed him it wouldn’t surprise me at all. Oh, and Rest in Waivers to Kyle Lewis. He was moved way down in the top 100 outfielders. Now, excuse me, as I return to my “yeah boi.” Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Austin Meadows – Traded to the Tigers. Tampa to Detroit is a pretty lateral move. Detroit’s got 8 Mile; Tampa’s got eight miles of Hooters Restaurants. Detroit had the Joe Louis Arena; Tampa had a guy named Joe Louis who sued a Tampa-area Hooters because they wouldn’t hire him to be a waitress. Literally, sister cities. It is also a neutral move for fantasy. Tropicana Field isn’t great, and handshake emoji with Comerica. Tigers might actually have a slightly better lineup, but that’s not going to help Meadows see more lefties. He was updated in the top 60 outfielders. Left Victor Reyes alone in my top 100 outfielders, because I only projected him originally for 297 ABs.

Isaac Paredes – Went the other way in the Meadows trade. Rays putting the Paredes in front of the championship. Now Tampa can tell Montreal, “You let us move there and if we win it all, we will provide the Paredes.” Paredes is irrelevant for now.

Josh Lowe – With the trade of Meadows, Lowe will start the year with the Rays. Somehow, the Rays lose one player, and gain three more platoons. I’d say Manuel Margot, Brett Phillips, Kevin Kiermaier, and Josh Lowe will see some kind of platoon, but Kevin Cash has a stigmata on his wrist that is Latin for “Don’t let them know what you’re doing.” Here’s what Itch said about Lowe, “In 111 games at AAA last year, Lowe managed a 13%/26.2% BB/K rate and a .291/.381/.535 slash line with 22 HR and 26 SB. The main reason I’ve been comparatively less enthusiastic about him was time and a grooved swing. I’d like to swing at Grey.” Okay, not cool. Lowe is a grab in all leagues (I did in my RCL draft last night), but you’re gonna have to platoon him. Updated him in the top 100 outfielders, as well.

Johnny Cueto – Signed with the White Sox. Karate Cueto kicks off his Giants’ socks for Chi-town Whites. They just lost Lance Lynn for a few months with a knee injury, so they brought in a guy that sweeps the leg. Swan kick ’em, Johnny, right in the ERA!

Jorge Lopez – Could lead the closer committee in Baltimore. Only thing ever done well by committee was jerk seasoning. Just give Lopez the job and watch him and his 5+ ERA run with it. I updated the top 500 to account for this stunning development.

Nick Lodolo – Made the Reds. Just gave you him as my lede buy on Friday with Hunter Greene. That wasn’t by accident. I didn’t do an oopsie and showcase him. I drafted him on my Main Event team, which is like a normal 15-team, mixed league, but imagine Michael Buffer announcing each of my picks. Not adding him into my rankings, because most have drafted by this point, but if you haven’t, I’d slot Lodolo in by Hunter Greene. As you will hear on our next podcast, which only runs about 45 minutes longer than it should and is only filled with 30 minutes of um’s, Lodolo is a lot safer than most rookie pitchers. Not without risk, but he’s a 60-grade command guy and might be worth grabbing in the shallowest of leagues. Brash scares the Jesus out of me; Greene scares the Buddha out of me; Lodolo doesn’t scare me, which only scares me because I feel like I should always be scared with rookie pitchers.

Richard Rodriguez – Suspended for 80 games for PEDs. Wonder what Dick-Rod was taking. Oh…Wait, that’s not illegal, is it?

Luke Weaver – Will open the year in the Dumbbacks’ bullpen. The double B in Dumbbacks looks dumb. Figures! The Dumbacks (that looks dumber) might turn to Caleb Smith for that rotation spot, and I want no part of either, outside of NL-Only leagues.

Ian Anderson – Dealing with a blister on his right toe. That explains why that little piggy was going “wah wah” all the way home.

Rich Hill – Made the rotation for the Red Sox. Rich will take the Hill every fifth day until Dick Mountain gets blisters.

Nick Gordon – Carted off the field after colliding with Max Kepler. Not a pretty scene, and really messed up that Kepler said he was now Smash Gordon.

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Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 month ago

Read Albies will hit 5th against righties and 2nd against lefties. WTH? He’s a switch hitter.

What does this do to hit counting stats? We rely on him getting close to 100 runs. And with Acuna, Olson and Riley hitting in front of him gobbling up RBI opportunities it hurts RBI totals too. Thoughts?

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

With acuna out, I am looking for a reserve OF in a 10 team daily lineup league 6×6. We use obp and tb along with hr,r,sb,rbi. Would you add myers, kwan or marsh? I read your sleeper article on marsh. I also know how you feel about kwan. I looked at the obp rankings but I think they may come from steamer and don’t share the same level of enthusiasm for kwan. Thanks

Marko
Marko
1 month ago

I read “Dick-Rod” and laughed so hard that I inflamed a hemmorhoid and had to take a sitz bath.

I also appreciate that with Dick Mountain you managed to fit two Dicks into one screen. My eyes will never be the same.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 month ago

You’re that far behind on Julio Rodriguez that you’re re-ranking him the day before the season starts? Seriously? What’s the point now other than to not look foolish? Fortunately, I have three teams and J-Rod is on all three. I’ll be reaping some rewards for the next 15 years too. If anything, J-Rod should be the #1 prospect based on everything he did last year. That Olympics appearance should have told everyone the kid is for real. I still can’t understand how he could be anything other than #1 on anyone’s prospect list.

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Dubjay
Dubjay
1 month ago

What do we think of a potential T.Rogers for Paddack trade? My Suarez shares may soon be worthless. Who would take over in Minny? Alcala?

John
John
1 month ago

Excited to get Jul Rod. Here’s the team and my questions sir. Context: h2h 12 teamer, ten hitting cats. Saves and holds league.

C- Stephenson
CI – Freeman, Donaldson, Walsh
MI – Lindor, Polanco, Fletcher
OF – play 5: Robert, Jul Rod, Lourdes, Grisham, Happ
Util – Hays or Grossman
IL- Acuna
SP- Montas, Cease, McClan, Kershaw, L Garcia, Ranger
RP- Hader, Floro, Bender, C Javier

WW: Bednar, McCullers, Lasagna, Colome, Paddack, Graveman
J Lowe, Moose, Hosmer,Dalbec

1. Love C Javier ratios but is that enough with his low holds, wins projections? I like Lasagna and Graveman to get holds. Swap or hold?
2. Gamble on Lowe or someone else over Hays? Worry about platoon but noted upside.
3. Colome the closer or committee? Coors!?? Worth the gamble?

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
1 month ago

Grey,

If you respond to this comment, you’ll literally be 1 comment away from the big 3-0-0.

I’m hoping it happens.

Great read, btw!

Jolt

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I told myself that I’m not going to start checking fantasy baseball until the actual season begins, but with being on Spring Break this week, I couldn’t handle it.

Hope you and Cougs are good. Looking forward to the 2022 season. Appreciate all your write-ups as always.

Rick Carmichael
Rick Carmichael
1 month ago

Thoughts on Stott? I need an SS in a deeper league and he, nicky lopez, rosario, giminez, and dejong are available, thoughts?

6×6 ops

Gator
Gator
1 month ago

Witt or Judge for 2022?

John
John
1 month ago

1. pitching cats are HR Allowed, K’s, ERA, WHIP, W, L, QS, Saves, Holds. Trying to figure out C Javier’s value as a long reliever vs the WW leftovers. Hold or make a swap here?

My Pen: Hader, Floro, Bender, C Javier
WW: D Castillo, Bednar, G Cabrera, Graterol,

2. Abrams or Jul Rod?

RotoJedi
RotoJedi
1 month ago

Big Auction draft tonight G money, my first ever! 12 man 5×5 redraft. I really want Witt, JRod and India, how high would be to high to bid on them? I mean I do not mind a dollar or two but would going $25 on Jrod be to much?

Mike
1 month ago

Whoa. Things change. Still love you all. Never gonna stop the bold name blurb format lol.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

With the news of CJ Abrams, is he worth a speculative add and drop Straw?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

Grey!

Just drafted for my Keeper League!

12 Team H2H 6X6

HR RBI SB OPS AVG R
K ERA WHIP K:9 S+H QS

C – Stephenson
1B – Olson
2B – Edman
3B – Riley
SS – Jazz
OF – Soto
OF – Harper
OF – LouBob
UTIL – Nelson Cruz
UTIL – Suzuki
B – Jesus Sanchez

SP – Manoah
SP – McClanahan
SP – Webb
SP – Manea
SP – Eovaldi
SP – Anderson
SP – Desclafani
SP – Mahle
RP – Floro
RP – Trivino
RP – Stoumont
RP – Alcala
RP – Steckenrider
RP – Barlow

I am perfectly happy with my team. I took a lot of RO pitchers but after I drafted pretty much my entire team and 8 starters I figured until things play out I’ll end up dropping one of them and streaming.

I also couldn’t revisit the Suzuki upside and I’ve never owned Cruz and he was available so late and I own him for OPS HR RBI and hitting near Soto.

Also, would you drop any deliver for any of these group of pitchers:

Marquez
Civale
Paddack
Ynoa
Cortez
Gibson
Elieser
Megill
Kaprielien
Carassco
Taillon

Thanks!!

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Based on the recent podcast and spring training AB’s, who would you target of Garver, Ruiz or Varsho at catcher in 10-12 team league?

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

In the Frequent Commenters draft tonight, Witt went at 45; Julio at 51; Suzuki at 55

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 month ago

Hi Grey! Just finished my 12-team, H2H keeper league draft and wondering what you think. It’s 7×7 scoring with R, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG, OPS // K, W, L, SVHD, ERA, WHIP, K/9.

C Sean Murphy (21st round)
1B Matt Olson (kept)
2B Jonathan India (7th round)
SS Trevor Story (3rd round)
3B Adalberto Mondesi (8th round)
LF Tyler O’Neill (5th round)
CF Mike Trout (kept)
RF Adolis Garcia (15th round)
UT Eloy Jimenez (6th round!!)
UT Franmil Reyes (11th round)
B Jared Kelenic (12th round)
B Dansby Swanson (13th round)
B Jesus Sanchez (19th round)

SP Freddy Peralta (4th round)
SP Sean Manaea (9th round)
SP Tanner Houck (16th round)
RP Aroldis Chapman (10th round)
RP Taylor Rogers (14th round)
P Paul Sewald (17th round)
B Logan Gilbert (18th round)
B Jordan Montgomery (20th round)

Obviously went pretty heavy on bats but I do like the pitching I was able to get relative to where other SP went. Thanks as always for any feedback!

John
John
1 month ago

Offer: his Bichette and Cron for my Lindor and Freeman. Which side? Seems close.

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

Would love to get your opinion on my team. 10 team Roto league:
C Contreras, E. Diaz
1B Olson
2b Polanco
3b devers
Ss story
IF Alonso, Witt jr
Of Harper, Winker, schwarber, ozuna, soler
Ut candelario, belt
Bn Abrams, Cruz

Sp Nola, Muagrove, Lynn, Lopez, Edrod, Kopeck, McKenzie, Bauer
Rp Diaz, Gallegos, sewald

spcollin
spcollin
1 month ago

Drop Corbin for Lodolo? Thanks!

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Primetime
Primetime
1 month ago

Grey, 5*5 OBP 5*5 K/9 QS
10 team keeper league

Draft is over. Can you rank my team? Only one closer for now, plan on putting Baz on IL and grab another closer. Meantime rocking a 6 man rotation.

Brujan worth holding ?

Stephenson (last pick)
Freeman
Marte K
Story
Arenado
Hernandez T
O’Neil
Suzuki
U – Mondesi

Bench
Vaughn A
India
Moncada
Torres
Addel
Brujan ( 2nd to last pick)

Starters
Bieber
Nola
Ray R
Houck
Gilbert
Kopech
Suarez (padres)

Bench
Skubul
Baz
Greene H

jdRed5
jdRed5
1 month ago

Team Review Request #17,234! Thanks for all you do!
12 Team 5×5 Roto

C – Garver
1B – Lourdes
3B – Devers
CI – Mancini
2B – India
SS – Story
MI – Swanson
OF – Yordan
OF – Eloy
OF – Grisham
OF – Baddoo
OF – Pham
U – Ohtani

P – Peralta
P – Rodon
P – Manoah
P – Manaea
P – S Gray
P – Gonsolin
P – Romano
P – T Rogers
P – Suarez

Bench Bats: Hiura, Vaughn, Abrams
Bench Arms: Rainey, Brash, Houck

1) Overall thoughts on the team?
2) Wasn’t planning on taking Ohtani in a weekly league. Couldn’t resist when he slipped to pick 15 in the second round. Mistake to take him over Lou Bob in a weekly? I can’t imagine playing him as a pitcher so I don’t think I’ll actually get any value there.

Thanks!

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jdRed5
jdRed5
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, Rodon wasn’t in the plan – he makes me nervous too! There just wasn’t anyone else there I was excited about – could’ve reached a bit for someone like Cease, and I may regret not doing it if Rodon’s shoulder starts barking again.

Thoughts on the second question about the Ohtani pick?

Thanks!

Green Monstahhh
Green Monstahhh
1 month ago

Hi there Jam master Grey of the Mustache Mafia!! I love your buy / sell columns in the past I would look forward to them end of the day on Friday’s

Any whoo:

Just drafted in my H2H pts weekly league, just seeing what you think & also if I should add any of the available bat/pitchers by dropping bench guys

C: Willson Contreas

1b: Vlad Guerrero Jr (1b/DH)

2b: Trea Turner (2b/SS)

3b: Austin Riley

SS: Xander Bogaerts

IF: Trevor Story

OF1: Bryce Harper
OF2: Kris Bryant (OF/3b)
OF3: Julio Rodriguez
OF4: Andrew Mccutchen

DH: Jorge Soler (OF/DH)

Utility: Jorge polanco (2b/SS)
Utility: javy Baez (SS/2b)

Bench:
Bobby Witt Jr, Eloy Jimenez, Rhys Hoskins, Spencer Torkelson, benintendi, Tyler O’Neil , jazz Chisholm (2b/ss), Wilmer Flores (3b/1b/2b), gary Sanchez, CJ Abrams

Available bats:
Myles straw, Adam Duvall, eugenio Suarez, Josh Harrison (2b/3b/OF), Cavan biggio, miquel Cabrera (1b/DH), Jeremy pena , lux (2b/SS)

Pitchers:
SP: Yu Darvish
SP: Dylan Cease
SP: Eduardo Rodriguez
SP: Hyun Jin Ryu
SP: Marcus Stroman
SP: Adam Wainwright

RP: Christian Javier (RP/SP)
RP: Matt Barnes
RP:, Dinelson Lamet

Bench: Zach Plesac, andrew heaney, Patrick Sandoval

Available SP
Carlos carrasco, Jesus Luzardo, Ynoa, hunter greene, Zach efflin, bumgarner, Mackenzie gore

Available RP
Robert Suarez, Tyler Rogers ,Mark melancon, Greg Soto, Jake McGee

Thanks Grey!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Thoughts on this 12-teamer? 5×5… Praise or Shame or somewhere in the middle?

Thanks!

T. Stephenson
S. Murphy
J. Abreu
T. Turner
A. Mondesi
W. Franco
B. Rodgers
O. Cruz(R)
K. Hayes
J. Winker
T. Hernandez
L. Gurriel
Y. Alvarez
S. Suzuki(R)
F. Reyes
A. Colome
S. Gray
K. Gausman
M. Stroman
S. Manaea
C. Quantrill
D. Bednar
H. Greene
L. Gilbert
J. Flaherty(R) took a very late flier
P. Sewald

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks – I could grab Candelario over O. Cruz. Would you?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Hello again Grey. Since you were so kind to indulge me on my 12 Team Roster, I figured I could ask about my 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League. It was an Auction League and our draft was last night.

I was hoping for a better 3B, but Adalberto was going late for about $4, so I figured that’s a steal for him. Our Auction values are all over the place. I won’t bore you with the prices for these guys.

I like this team better than my 12 Team, but I would really appreciate your input on this one.

Yasmani Grandal
Anthony Rizzo
Jonathan India
Adalberto Mondesi
Bo Bichette
Kyle Tucker
Luis Robert
Yordan Alvarez
Marcell Ozuna
Jared Walsh
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Freddy Peralta
Kevin Gausman
Dylan Cease
Sonny Gray
Trevor Rogers
Emmanuel Clase
Aroldis Chapman
Craig Kimbrel
Sean Manaea
Blake Snell
Jonathan Loáisiga
Tony Gonsolin

Thanks very much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Great to hear Grey. For once, I felt pretty good about both sides of my team. I couldn’t believe some of the players I was buying when I had no intention of getting them (Bichette, Roberts, Cease, Rogers, etc.).

Just to give you one example (I said I was not going to bore you, but I lied), I got Bichette for $46 and Devers went for $62 a few picks later. Now, we live in MA, so it may have something to do with it, but really? And it was early, so people had $. Yes please and thank you!

Thanks again Grey. Your rankings helped tremendously (can you tell) in both leagues. Keep up the excellent work.

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Thanks for podcast! Greyt stuff as usual. In a shallow league with 5 OF, would you prefer the upside potential in a player like Jo Adell or safer floor in Mountcastle as a 5th OF. My Current OF has this lineup Arozarena, L Robert, Tucker, O’Neil and Straw. I have Straw as my OF bench spot. Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Are you buying the increased velocity for cobb and another cast-off makeover for sfg? I need to replace Lynn. Several options available, but not sure if any of them are any good. Thanks

Mr. H
Mr. H
1 month ago

This is my first time playing in a season long ROTO league. Every year I play with a group of guys who only plays H2H pts. and H2H 5×5. So this is somewhat new to me.

First is it common for season long ROTO to have 200 game start maximum for pitchers?

Second, will you tell me how my team looks? I punted on saves, I figure I can pick up SAGNOF as the season goes along. Thank you.

C Will Smith
1B Olson
2b Ketel Marte, Wong, Kike Hernandez
3b Devers, Arenado
SS Bichette
OF Castellanos, E. Rosario, Yelich, Bellinger, Julio Rodriguez, Hays

SP Cease, Eovaldi, Mahle, Valdez, Snell, Kopech, Ed. Rodriguez, Wood, Severino

RP Neris, Devin Williams, Diego Castillo

Mr. H
Mr. H
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ok thanks, I was thinking 200 might have been on the low end. Good to know. This is a 10 team, sorry.

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
1 month ago

I was offered alek manoah for whit merrifield, my team has an abundance of speed beating every other team in my league

Brett
Brett
1 month ago

Grey,

Very weak on closers. Can you rank Melancon, J Barlow, Suarez, Bednar.

Thanks

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
1 month ago

Yo Dawg! Happy baseball season. In 2 leagues this year, ended up with the last draft spot in both, so ended up with some interesting rosters. Both teams have absolute bottom feeder 2Bs.
In a points league where SBs and HRs are fairly valuable, who do you like best of the bunch of:
Lux, Madrigal, Andres the G, or Toro?

Hugs!

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks home slice! Has been a wild start to 2022 – been following along, and digging the ad free version!
Have you been watching/watched Succession?

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ohhh- haven’t hear of that one. I’ll put it on the docket. You see any parallels between Succession and Arrested Development? Its all I think about when I watch.

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  mrs. featherbottom
1 month ago

12 team dynasty pts

Trade my Thor/Chapman for

Luis Matos/Emerson Hancock/Matt Liberatore

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  big league choo
1 month ago

Matt Chapman

GoodBob
GoodBob
1 month ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
wondered what you thought of my roster. I know there are some schmohawks here, but it’s how things shook out. Thanks as always!

C-Kelly
1-Olson
2-Edman
SS-Anderson
3-Arenado
OF-Soto
OF-Alvarez
OF-Buxton
OF-Springer
U-Donaldson
U-A Garcia
bench K hernandez

SP-Cole
SP-Kershaw
SP-McClanahan
SP-Urquidy
SP-Skubal
SP-Luzardo
SP-Ynoa
SP-Lodolo
RP- Chapman
RP-Clase
bench/stream Rasmussen, Ashby, pivetta, heaney, taillon

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Every damn time I ended up with one of them I thought of you! Auction went a wee bit off the rails but some course correction and I’ll survive. Appreciate you even though I apparently don’t listen well. And I’m a teacher to boot! Hahaha

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Here’s my squad in a 10-team 6×6.

1) How would you evaluate? I am disappointed in my pitching but I can stream my way to victory.

2) Someone just dropped Kopech. If Lynn isn’t put on the IL today, I’ll need to drop someone for him. Who would you drop?

C – McCann
1B – Walsh
2B – Baez
SS – Witt
3B – JoRam
OF – Marte, O’Neill, Robert
UTIL – Franmil
Bench – Adalberto, Edman, Lourdes

SP – Manaea, Pablo, McClanahan, Urquidy, Sandoval, Ranger

RP – Diaz, Gallegos

IL – Flaherty, Lynn (not officially on IL)

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks. I was offered Cease for Marte but I turned it down. I don’t think any of my starting bats are expendable at this point.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I’m looking for possible guys who (are not not on rosters but) will be initially DL and potentially productive when rostered. Sims is my number one choice. Giles possible. Any other ideas?

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John
John
1 month ago

I have the #2 WW claim and have these options before me….please rank top two hitters and one pitcher in 12 teamer, h2h redraft league. Holds and Daves are separate cats.
Josh Lowe
Giles
Kwan
Adell
McCullers
Greinke
Floro
Ynoa
Graterol
Tepera

Pen: Hader, C Javier, D Castillo, Bender
SP: Montas, Cease, McClan, Kershaw, Houston’s Garcia, Ranger

John
John
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!
Sims is now available. Still Floro? Or maybe both over Bender or D Castillo? I hate relievers!

John
John
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks. I have Acuna in my IL spot.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 month ago

Oh great Grey,

if at the end of my H2H draft tonight I need an OF, should I take Julio over any of these?

Winker
Arozarena
Haniger
Scwarber

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yep, only 21 OF’s taken overall. Just wanted some excitement with my final pick. Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 month ago

I have 4 marginal guys Iike Bellinger(who looks like same as last year), Ian Happ,Ober,and Luzardo. My MI is Chisholm,Bogaerts and Swanson. Is CJ Abrams worth trying to add into this team as it is a 12 team keeper league? If so,which marginal guy do I drop. I had Bellinger last year and the fuse is short this year. Josh Lowe also available. Thanks.

Donald Warner
Donald Warner
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

How about Stott over Kirilloff?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
1 month ago

Are you still drafting Acuna over Lou bob and Kyle tucker? I know your rankings say yes but curious if you had any additional thoughts. It’s for a H2H league so I’d think it’d be even more of a yes where you care more about 2nd half production….Any concern he steals less?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
1 month ago

disregard, still getting use to the new comment format. Thought I might’ve posted in wrong article

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but last one didn’t seem to post. I threw darts at RPs and OFs late in the draft, so I’m considering my first waiver claim (we get one per week). Kyle Lewis is surplus, as is Ken Giles (we start 3 RPs, and I also have Kimbrel, Soto, Kittredge and Robert Suarez). So I’m trying to choose the biggest depth/upside swap:

1) Drop Lewis (or Giles) for Cahna
2) Drop Giles (or Lewis) for Matz
3) Drop Giles (or Lewis) for Ynoa

Thoughts are appreciated!

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

Gonsolin over Lodobo?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
1 month ago

In a H2H where you’re more concerned about production second half are you drafting Acuna over Lou rob and Kyle tucker? Based on your ranks the answer is yes. H2H format maybe more of a yes. Curious if you had additional thoughts other than just go by rankings. Concerned he steals less with ACL?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 month ago

Hey Grey

Who is a better bet for 2022 impact? Andres Munoz or Edward Cabrera? Categories: W L Era whip k k/9 qs saves

Thanks boss! Let’s get this season started already…

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Late in my draft, I threw a bunch of darts at upside OF and RPs who could close. My fringiest OF is now Kyle Lewis, and my RPs are Kimbrel, Soto, Kittredge, Robert Suarez and Ken Giles. We only get one waiver pick per week, so hoping you can help me rank options for a strictly depth move that could pay off the most:

1) drop Lewis or Giles for Canha
2) drop Lewis or Giles for Matz or Ynoa

Thoughts?

leon
leon
1 month ago

General Question on my Team and needs:
Is there any move i should make with this team?

C: jeffers
1b: Voit
2b: Marte
3b: Hayes
ss: Nicky L
mi: Lemheui
CI: cron
of: J Rod
of: Gurriel Jr.
of: Louis Robert
of: Teoscar
util: pham
util: naquin
util: toro
bench: k.lewis, luis urias (inj), rios, calhoun, jose barrero (inj), Jace peteson

sp:
Verlander, Peralta, desclafani, Eovaldi, Rausmussen, Manaea, Urquidy, Pivetta, Cristian Javier, jose Suarez

rp: clase, knebel, rainey, feyeirson

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

its a 16 man dynasty. Figured rios was a good hedge for muncy or turner.

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I know someone is shopping gleyber torres and olson. He wants pitching. But not sure, maybe my team is perfect the way it is. Looking for thoughts on any move you would look for

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
1 month ago

Grey, I was not expecting to play fantasy baseball this year. Then, my friends got me into a league at the last minute, and now I’m drafting tomorrow night :)

This is a roto 6 x 6 league (saves + holds / XBH instead of avg and BB), no keepers, 21 players in the roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IL, IL.

So, I haven’t read anything, and I’m just catching up. There used to be a pairing tool for “if you draft in this position, try to go for these players”, but I found it for pitchers. Is there something like that?

Also, is it still your recommendation not to draft pitchers until the 5th or 6th round?

Thanks!

I am the walrus
I am the walrus
1 month ago

Grey, do you think CJ Abrams A- breaks camp, B- 2-3 week call up, later C- May or later call up?

leon
leon
1 month ago

Question on who i should go with for the first week in my 3 util slots between these guys:

Naquin, Pham, Jace Peterson, Willie Calhoun, Edwin Rios, Toro.

Mainly cant figure out if its worth deploying toro since im not sure how his at bats will go. Jace Feels like he will have full time at bats. Rios is looking good. Thoughts? thanks.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Thanks for the great work Grey!
16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft.
My draft was last Sunday and instead of UTIL spot, now we have a DH spot…
This is my team. Where do you see I need to improve?

C Sánchez
1B Walsh
2B India
3B Bryant
SS G Torres
OF Trout
OF Robert
OF Adell
DH Carlos Santana

SP Nola
SP Cease
SP T Rogers
SP Mahle
SP S Gray

RP Clase
RP C Javier
RP Lamet

Bench

OF Kirilloff
SP Houck
SP McKenzie
SP Luzardo
SP Ynoa
SP Bundy

Thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, I missed out on the good DH guys and now waiting on the NL players that after 5 games will gain DH eligibility…

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Grey! Great write up! When you get a chance, please heed praise or shame on this 12 team 5×5 categories H2H league. Had the 8th pick and I’m prolly going to take a flyer on Lux to fill in for Acuna.

C Stephenson
1B Mountcastle
2B India
3B Franco
SS Polanco
OF Acuna
OF Robert
OF Teoscar
Util O’Neill
Util L. Gurriel
BN Vaughn
BN Adames
BN Candelario
SP Montas
SP Stroman
RP Chapman
RP Kimbrel
P. Ranger Suarez
P. Joe Ryan
P Trivino
P. Montgomery
BN. Quantrill
BN. Finnegan

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gracias!

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

OK, hopefully this question makes sense. Our league’s first scoring period is short from Thurs-Sun. We start 5 SPs, 3 RPs, 1 Rookie Pitcher, and one Util (any pitcher).

My assumed starters for this week are:

SP: Buehler (@COL)
SP: Giolito (@DET)
SP: Eovaldi (@NYY)
SP: L. Webb
SP: R. Suarez (OAK)
RP: Craig Kimbrel (@COL)
RP: Andrew Kittredge (BAL)
RP: Gregory Soto (CHW)
Util: Jose Urquidy (@LAA)
Rook: Hunter Greene (@ATL)

1) Would you move R. Suarez into one of the RP spots to make room for one of Tanner Houck (@NYY) or Jordan Montgomery (BOS)?

2) If so, which of those two SPs should start, and which RP would you sit for this week?

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

in a 14 Team Keeper
I tried to follow your rankings while drafting

C Will Smith
1B Mountcastle
2B Trevor Story
3B Franco
SS Bichette
OF Jiminez
OF Yelich
OF Kelenic
OF Grichuk
UTL Ohtani
UTL Lux
BN Madrigal

SP F Peralta
SP M Kopech
SP J Ryan
RP Chapman
RP May
RP Besia
RP Lamet
P Houck
P Jon Gray
P Patino
BN Ober
BN Luzardo
BN Severino
BN E Hernandez

Daily moves for pitching swaps and its SV/Holds league and k/9 as a category

Was offered a trade Robby Ray for Jiminez. What do you think of my team and do you think I should take that trade. Thanks for the draft rankings, I always like to see where you have guys ranked before I start my season.

Last edited 1 month ago by Paul
toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

I’ve got pollock occupying one of my 5 OF spots until I get some guys back. Obp league. Would you rather roll with pollock for a bit or add josh lowe?Thanks

ellis
ellis
1 month ago

Hi Grey, could you rank the top 2 to pick up, categories are only W K ERA, thank you
Elieser
Gonsolin
Brash
Lodolo
Quantrill
Detmers
Luzardo
Urquidy
Means

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
1 month ago

Considering trading wither Tommy Edman or whit merrifield, could you give a pitcher and power bat that would be fair trade targets for each of them? Not both pitcher or power bat for either one of them but list both.

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
Reply to  Michael Balasis
1 month ago

*either

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

H. Greene>Lodolo? Or flip a coin?

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

Will Cano play enough to warrant a roster spot? Or rather have CJ Abrams?

G bone
G bone
1 month ago

Picked up Brash but then realized afterwards that Cristian Javier available. Should I add Javier with Beash being the drop. Don’t have any other drop candidates really. My SPs are stacked with Gausman, Freddy, Musgrove, Stroman so not sure if that factors into who’s better to have. Thanks in advance.

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
1 month ago

Good Morning Sir Grey,

I’m sooooooo excited, thank you.

A) Avasail Garcia or Straw? Bench spot but could use more speed?

B) Also have Yelich, do you think he’ll outperform Avasail? Yes I read your rankings, and even the stinky ones…..

C) I love the Sea, but there ain’t no C!

D) Have Gallen, swap for Gonsolin?

Have a great day,

CCC

zombie
zombie
1 month ago

Kevin Cash’s Latin stigmata (hysterical) would explain a lot. He’s approaching Joe Maddon stamp-on-the-game despicable territory. & I think has exceeded Bud Black’s inexplicableness. Perhaps it’s his arrogance or self-perceived coolness that has him rising in the ranks. Never caught a glimpse of the stigmata. Will look closer this season. That said, despite Bader and Pham ranked well ahead Josh Lowe, they just feel awfully meh as late round 5th OF fill ins. Lowe just feel more upsidie. If a 5th OF flier, and having a bench bat to fill in when Cash does what he is body scarred to do, would you swap Lowe for either of them? Gratias tibi valde! 

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 month ago

My team is a little light on average. Steven Kwan available on waivers. Currently have Tucker, Robert, Kelenic, Grichuk, Yaz in my OF (waiting for Acuna to get healthy). Would you make a move and then start Kwan (ESPN, weekly 5X5, 12 team roto)? If yes, which OF sits? Thanks in advance.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Hello Grey,
Wondering what you would think of my team in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H Keeper (2) with OPS and Holds. I honestly not loving it, as I think I am short on Pitching, but wanted to get you thoughts. I had the 12th Pick.

My 2 Keepers were Alvarez in the 4th and Olson in the 8th.

Elias Díaz
Matt Olson
Jonathan India
Manny Machado
Jorge Polanco
Mike Trout
Yordan Alvarez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Eddie Rosario
Adolis García
Jesús Sánchez

Kevin Gausman
Sean Manaea
Sonny Gray
Marcus Stroman
Jordan Montgomery
Corey Knebel
Taylor Rogers
Jonathan Loáisiga
Robert Suarez
Camilo Doval
Cristian Javier
Tony Gonsolin
Matt Brash

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks very much Grey. Always appreciate the feedback. I do like my hitting, but great point about SBs. And I just felt like I was short a SP or two after the draft, but they went faster than I hoped.

And I particularly like my use of the English language – “I honestly not”. WTF!

Thanks again Grey. Keep on Keepin’ on!

cable
cable
1 month ago

12 team h/h points redraft ….all FA’s ….which 2

Edman
Jul Rod
S Suzuki
J Soler
A Mondesi
CJ Cron
J Kelenic
J Adell

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
1 month ago

Had our Auction on Sunday. Here is the squad, would appreciate feedback on areas to target for F/A or trade

Hitting Stats BA, OPS, R, HR RBI SB
C Zunino
1B Vlad JR
2b Brendan Rodgers
3b Moncada
SS Witt Jr
OF Trout
OF Eloy
OF Eddie Rosario
UTL Alonso
UTL Matt Olson
with Madrigal and Renfroe on the bench

Pitching Stats QS, ERA, WHIP, K, K/BB, S/HOLD
Giolito
Musgrove
Urias
Cease
Houck
Sonny Gray
Joe Ryan
Josiah Gray
Edwin Diaz
Aaron Bummer
Tyler Duffey

Minor league roster
Jordan Walker, Oneil Cruz, Jeremy Pena, Cespedes, Colas, Grayson Rodriguez, Emerson hancock

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

12 team

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Johnny Cueto is available in my league. Would you drop JT Brubaker to pick up Cueto? Thanks as always.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

dont like brubakers matchup vs stl

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

And would rather have a CWS pitcher than a PIT pitcher right now. Would you agree?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

true but i’m just not sure about Brubaker.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

These are my choices:

Cueto
Keuchel
Feede
D. German
C. Hernandez

are any of these options better than Brubaker?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

for $5?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

then i guess i’ll stick with JT Brubaker

mweltzer
mweltzer
1 month ago

10T-ESPN Roto- Standard (R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, K, W, SV, ERA, WHIP)

Trying to figure out what to do with Trevor Bauer? He’s going to be out until at least April 16th plus any suspension. He’s my 6th starter on a couple teams. Wondering if I should drop him for a high K/9 like Tony Gonsolin, Huascar Ynao? Hunter Greene/Nick Lodolo are also available.

High Heat
High Heat
1 month ago

Dom vs Kwan? Keeper lge 5×5 h2h

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Get ready for 1,397,264 Lowe questions.

I dropped Amed Rosario (Bench MI for me) and don’t have a single regret. There are like 4 MI on waivers with 15-20 SB potential. I don’t see anyone like Lowe.

Man, my last few post-draft seasons I had nothing but fluke injuries, COVID & suspensions.

This year it’s Manaea, Lodolo, JuRod & now Lowe! My lineup is way, way less boring! Squee!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Ps – why is every other ‘spert seemingly more excited about Lowe than you seem to be in this update?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Aha – fortunately I’m in a daily transaction league. And F Rosario anyway. lol

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

omg so much fun!

Also, is Pat Wisdom the easy drop when another closer pops up? I like his power, but everything else seems pretty meh.

Bryce Crispy
Bryce Crispy
1 month ago

Thoughts on this 12 Team 6×6 Roto with OPS/QS

* is a keeper

C Alejandro Kirk
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Marcus Semien *
3B Rafael Devers *
SS Bo Bichette *
MI Xander Bogaerts
CI Adalberto Mondesi
OF Bryce Harper *
OF Eloy Jimenez
OF Giancarlo Stanton
OF Trent Grisham
DH Jesus Sanchez

SP Kevin Gausman *
SP Carlos Rodon
SP Sean Manaea
SP Ian Anderson
SP Adam Wainwright
RP Corey Knebel
RP Alex Colome
RP Jake McGee

B: Lance McCullers
B: Jordan Montgomery
B: Drew Rasmussen
B: Lucas Sims
B: Rowan Wick
B: Riley Greene

Last edited 1 month ago by Bryce Crispy
Andre
Andre
1 month ago

What’s up Grey?! Love the write up. I just had my home league draft on Sunday- can I get your thoughts on this team? I had a ton of extra early picks from being in sell mode last year. I have an open slot from Acuña being on the IL and Lodolo and Robert Suarez are available. Which would you grab? My heart says Lodolo but this team might be light on saves. Thanks!

10 team; 6×6 H2H Categories; Keep 5 forever format; Keeper denoted by (K). Offensive- H, OBP, HR, RBI, Steals, R. Pitching- W, WHIP, ERA, QS, Sv, Ks

C- Sal Perez
1b- Paul Goldschmidt
2b- Trea Turner (K)
3b- Rafael Devers (K)
SS- Wander Franco (K)
OF- Ronald Acuña (K)
OF- Mike Trout (K)
OF- Dylan Carlson
UTL- Joey Votto
UTL- Julio Rodriguez

BN- Cody Bellinger, Akil Baddoo, Alex Verdugo

SP- Sandy Alcantara; Max Fried; Logan Webb
RP- Emmanuel Clase; Andrew Kittredge
P- Blake Treinen; Camilo Doval; Zac Gallen; Sonny Gray, Tanner Houck; Josiah Gray

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for the help, Grey!

BAC
BAC
1 month ago

10 team 5×5 OBP.

Read the pairings page but wonder how It changes for OBP. I am at pick 10. What type of pairing would you target?

Also, as you noted, I think you have to target upside in a 10 team league. What round do you think I should target Julio and Witt?

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

O. Cruz, J. Pena, or CJ Abrams? Thx.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Today you convinced me that Julio Rodriguez is a must-add. Should I cut Kelenic or Suzuki? Or hold.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Suzuki? Who? The cat chases it’s tail… Kelenic was the same as Julio at this time last season. Just making a point.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Kelenic has homered three days in a row after great September.

Back n Black
Back n Black
1 month ago

Good morning sir!
Would love to hear your brutally honest thoughts regarding the following. If its good news it’s my team. Bad news? I am asking for a friend.
14 team auction, standard 5×5:
C-Higashioka, Murphy
1st-Alonso
2nd-Albies
3rd-Machado
SS-Wander
CI-Voit
MI-J. Polanco
OF-Soto, Schwarber, Renfroe, Kelenic, Grossman
U-Wisdom
Bench-Jung (possible $1 keeper next year), Kwan

SP-Berrios, Wheeler, McClanahan, DeSclafani, Means, Ynoa, Megill
RP-Clase, Kittredge, Finnegan/Rainey, Suarez/P. Johnson, Loaisiga

Want to see how closer plays out in Was/SD will drop the odd man out eventually.
I didn’t study this hard for my teaching certificate!!
Thank you greatly in advance!