Without copping to being a rocket surgeon or just someone with an abnormally-sized brain, Kevin Gausman jumped off the page to me as the very first pitching sleeper, and a guy I want in every league. Always a good sign is me seeing someone’s stats, and scratching my head why they’re not being drafted higher. There’s not one thing I can find for Kevin Gausman that makes him less than an ideal sleeper. The only thing I can think of that is scaring people off, and this feels like a stretch, but maybe his 5.72 ERA from 2019. I don’t know, I’m merely guessing. People are smarter than that, though. I mean, not all people, obviously, but if you’re playing fantasy baseball, you know better than to look at ERA from a guy who bounced between the ‘pen and rotation eighteen months ago, right? I mean, I mean, I MEAN! We’re not talking about the general public here. The people who care are guys and five girls who are such fans of baseball they’re playing fantasy baseball so they most know better, right? No? Okay. Last year, Kevin Gausman’s surface area numbers are gorgeous, and make me engorged. 11.9 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, and 3.06 xFIP in 59 2/3 IP. You can put those numbers next to any pitcher in the game and you’d be hard-pressed to figure out which one is Kevin Gausman and which one is, say, Gerrit Cole. Yes, I said Gerrit Cole. Allow me to explain with Cole’s numbers:  11.6 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, and 3.38 xFIP. Such a new schooler that you spell it nu skool? Gausman had a 3.24 SIERA and Cole’s was 3.21. Trying to figure out why Gerrit Cole is being drafted in the top 5 overall in some leagues and Gausman’s going around 160? Effin’ A, me too. So, what can we expect from Kevin Gausman for 2021 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?

There was so much beauty to behold on Kevin Gausman I fainted midway through this post, had Cougs put smelling salts to my nose, and continued on. That’s not to point out something I’m bragging about. Au contraire! I’m asking you to brace yourself, or place some throw pillows where you might fall to the floor. Kevin Gausman’s SwStr% was top 7 with 15.2%, about the same as Luis Castillo and, you guessed it, Gerrit Cole. Above him (and them) was deGrom, Giolito, Maeda and Bieber. Below Gausman was Scherzer, Yu and, well, everyone else, but some huge names. From the top seven in Swinging Strike rate, Gausman had the best Zone% by far. Let me give that to you again but with some common language put in. He was a top seven guy in the majors for getting guys to swing and miss at strikes, and he was the top guy from that group with hitting the strike zone. Does it get better? Not to answer, but to nod and ruminate, while sipping an espresso while your friends play bocce ball. Also, besides deGrom and Bieber, he had the lowest amount of contact made on pitches outside the strike zone. I.e., hitters have no chance. I’m not being hyperbolic, but I will bring out the douchey one word sentences. Hitters. Have. No. Chance.

Digging deeper, Gausman already had a 94 MPH fastball in 2019, but last year his velocity went up to 95.1 MPH. But honestly that’s gravy, and his turkey is so moist it doesn’t need it. He can get out any hitter with his splitter. Gausman’s splitter is 84 MPH, and just goes bye-bye when it gets to the plate. It had a .123 xBA, a .196 xSLG and a 45.7% whiff%. Average inches per break on a splitter is 1.4; Gausman’s average was 12.6. None of this is mentioning the bold-face obvious as shizz things in his favor: He’s not old; his home park is beautiful for pitching and he’s thrown 179 2/3 IP three times in his career already so innings shouldn’t be an issue. If you haven’t fainted yet, check your heart rate, because I bet you have fainted and you just haven’t even realized it. For 2021, I’ll give Kevin Gausman projections of 10-9/3.49/1.09/188 in 154 IP with a chance for more.

 
  1. florida jack says:
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    happy new year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy new year to you and yours!

  2. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    January Grey. We made it!
    All over Gausman where he’s at. Sleeper pitchers are the gold standard of Razzball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      January Grey in da house!

  3. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Happy New Year, January Grey! Who would you rather have for 2021/the next couple years and how close is it? Eloy or Kyle Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy New Year, Hubie Brooks (not really)!

      Really want to say Eloy, but it’s very close

  4. Mr Crab says:
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    Happy New Year Gray !!
    Great sleeper post that made me doubt of which of the following three pitchers should I have as keeper: Glasnow, Lamet or Gausman (I’m leaning towards Lamet if he’s fully recovered from his shoulder).

    Looking forward to a somewhat normal 2021 and keep yourself healthy ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow — Happy new year, Mr. Crab!

  5. Big Ticket says:
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    Sheesh, this is great. Happy New Year Grey!! What are the ditches Gaus is most likely to fall into? The outlook almost seems too rosie…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No ditches, please don’t jinx him with ditches, happy new year!

  6. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Happy New Year Grey, my friend.

    My league is a team 10 team dynasty keeper/salary league. I have a problem. I need help in my outfield.

    I have Bellinger ($29), Brantley ($30), Castellanos ($35) Margot ($5), Robert ($5), Senzel ($6), Slater ($5). I have Bregman ($35), HAyes ($5) and Ramirez ($53).

    The team i am talking trade with has:
    OF J.P. Crawford (SEA) $5.00
    OF Andrew Benintendi (BOS) $30.00
    OF Michael Conforto (NYM) $26.00
    OF David Dahl (TEX) $26.00
    OF Austin Hays (BAL) $5.00
    OF J.D. Martinez (BOS) $39.00
    OF Austin Meadows (TB) $22.00
    OF Gregory Polanco (PIT) $6.00
    OF *Yasiel Puig () $10.00
    OF *Eddie Rosario () $18.00
    OF Raimel Tapia (COL) $6.00

    He is willing to offer me an OF plus Luis Patino in exchange for Bregman. Is there an OF i should ask for with Patino for Bregman, or should I walk away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy New Year, Scott!

      Meadows or Conforto, that order

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        then some offered me Blake Snell and minor leaguer Matt Manning for Luis Robert. As much as would love having Snell i cant do that.Am I wrong?

        So u think either Meadows or Conforto and Patino for Bregman is fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t do that for Robert

          Sounds fair, yes…

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I have a chance to get Elooy Jimenez, but he wants 3 top minor leaguers. Which 3 should I offer to get him?

            C Dillon Dingler (DET)
            C Adler Rutschman (BAL)
            C Tyler Soderstrom (OAK)
            1B Andrew Vaughn (CWS)
            1B Logan Wyatt (SF)
            2B Josh Smith (NYY)
            3B Kody Hoese (LAD)
            SS CJ Abrams (SD)
            SS/2B Jacob Amaya (LAD)
            SS Dauri Lorenzo (HOU)
            SS/3B/OF Ryan Vilade (COL)
            SS Masyn Winn (STL)
            SS Bobby Witt, Jr. (KC)
            SS Nick Yorke (BOS)
            OF Jo Adell (LAA)
            OF Brayan Buelvas (OAK)
            OF Corbin Carroll (ARI)
            OF Evan Carter (TEX)
            OF Tyler Gentry (KC)
            OF Heliot Ramos (SF)
            OF Julio Rodriguez (SEA)
            OF Drew Waters (ATL)
            SP/RHP Mick Abel (PHI)
            SP/LHP Braxton Garrett (MIA)
            SP/RHP Yoendrys Gomez (NYY)
            SP/LHP MacKenzie Gore (SD)
            SP/RHP Hunter Greene (CIN)
            SP/RHP Ethan Hankins (CLE)
            SP/RHP Ben Hernandez (KC)
            SP/RHP Landon Knack (LAD)
            SP/RHP Justin Lange (SD)
            SP/LHP Matthew Liberatore (STL)
            SP,RP/LHP Shane McClanahan (TB)
            SP/RHP Max Meyer (MIA)
            SP/RHP Alexander Vizcaino (NYY)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Have you asked him who he wants? Realistically, of course

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                he asked for Rutschman, J-Rod and Bobby Witt Jr.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tell him no way

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    is there a package of minor leaguers I can offer for him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Way less than he wants

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      what can and should i offer from that list

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Adley, J-Rod or Witt and some lesser pieces

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Somebody is also willing to trade me Ryan Braun for one of my minor league SS:

                      SS/2B Jacob Amaya (LAD)
                      SS Dauri Lorenzo (HOU)
                      SS/3B/OF Ryan Vilade (COL)
                      SS Masyn Winn (STL)
                      SS Nick Yorke (BOS)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ryan Braun looks done, wouldn’t mess with him

  7. Charlie says:
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    Happy New Year Grey!! Happy New Year everyone!!

    May everyone’s 2021 be as amazing, insightful, and wonderful as Grey’s fantasy baseball content!! Here’s to a wonderful 2021, and a fantasy baseball championship to all of you, except if you play in my league. If you play in my league I hope you finish in second lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Happy New Year, Charlie! Hope you’re well!

  8. Jimmy says:
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    20 Team dynasty…5×5 someone dropped Ross Stripling…my position players are stacked but my pitching is thin… do you think he could be productive again? My top 5 pitchers are Canning-Ed-Rod-Stroman-Houck…I have a ton of prospects but need a bridge until they arrive…thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I do think he can be productive

      • Jimmy says:
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        Thanks for responding! Happy New a year!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happy New Year!

  9. Crime Dog says:
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    Love this write up. Sounds like a top 15 starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not far off in mind

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Not Gausman again. Regression faires have their eyes on this guy. They’ll be coming for him in 2021. Nothing about him impresses me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s top of the pops on just about every metric you want

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        He’s burned me one to many times for me to give him another chance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hear ya

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He might just burn you once more by being great and not on your teams

  11. LenFuego says:
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    If you want to get even more engorged about Gausman, take a look at the teams and parks he faced in 2020:

    the world champion Dodgers 3 times, twice on the road (2nd in OPS),
    the Padres 2 times (4th),
    the Rockies at Coors 2 times and once at home (18th)
    the Angels once (12th),
    the A’ 2 times (17th), and
    the Diamondbacks once (22nd).

    So of his 12 starts, he had five against top 4 offenses and two in Coors, and only one against a bottom 12 offense (Arizona, not that horrible at 22nd). I doubt you will find too many pitchers who had a rougher slate than that last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you! Totally

  12. The Harrow says:
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    of course being:
    1. crazy amounts of leagues
    2. crazy deep leagues
    3. following here

    i had gausman in basically every league last year, and at least once most other years. it was only about how late to wait or not last year. l.lynn last year too. basically everywhere, in deep as the ace or at worst 2nd SP off the board for me in deeps.

    • The Harrow says:
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      one could of course bitch about owning him (at least once) in all those leagues prior to last year but that’s just sillyness, esp when it finally works out big time (lately is important in people too, recency bias is just insanely strong with humans)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  13. Hernan says:
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    Happy New Year!!!, Gausman is interesting, maybe next in line of solid, not great pitchers that discover something later in their career, perform close to ace status…, Charlie Morton, lance Lynn come to mind in that regard…., my only worries with him is , he seems to rely way too much on 2 pitches, 4 seamer/splitter.., both generate great whif rates, but his 4 seamer gets hit hard consistently., plus how this 2 pitch tendency affect the performance from 12 starts, to lets say 30…, we’ll see.., there’s a handful of pitchers that rely on 2 pitches , similar to him, Glasnow, Lamet, come to mind…, Spring Training 2021 will be soo interesting in regards to these pitchers, like who’s working on third pitch, etc…, Cheers!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not that worried about number of pitches…If one pitch is great, how many do you need? How many pitchers have three or more great pitches? Maybe 3?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        archer of course is the ugly side of that. many examples of what grey’s saying being a non negative though.

  14. goodfold2 says:
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    profar has no job now with that asian 2B KBO superstar (over there) at 2B signed today. only thing i could come up with is adjusting last year’s OPS rater numbers and holds for pitchers on those bid guys who are due shortly. i adjusted the rater’s prices (at 260 budget) to my 115 budget.
    – tapia (appears to be leading off at COL for now, rater didn’t like him preseason though from playing time stuff, and he comes out low at .7 even on a per game basis, obv should be higher than that)
    – springer (12.61, he’ll be at least 19 per year)
    – jd mart (16.18, seems too pricey from last year on that number though)
    – stanton (16.37 he might actually cost right in this range in bids)
    – gallo (5.89, crazy if he went this cheap though)
    – mostsuckass (9.91, this seems accurate)
    – profar (popped a complete negative, rater always hates him now he has no job, could bid 1 mil exactly and probably lose, but if he doesn’t play i could cut at no penalty if i won)
    – dejong (3.67 he simply will cost more than this though)
    – grichuk (2.61, he’ll cost more than that, and i even used his per game numbers, rater appears to have assumed some amount of platooning or injuries)

    pitchers:
    – wheeler (5.17, after last year he’ll cost much closer to say 17-23 range)
    – bauer (6.72)
    – corbin (10.22, obv he’s now lesser than wheeler/bauer)
    – heaney (6.9)
    – hand (we think he gets closer or just set up, the price would markedly vary on who’s bidding which they think will happen, 5.57 (and that number was when he was closing))
    – c.green (2.92, he’ll i know be closer to 7-11 range, min, the elite ratio RP go for that)
    – jo-mont (in the low negatives, simply don’t trust rater on rookie pitchers or near rookie pitchers with health issues, he’ll cost probably at least 8 per)

    at the prices these guys will go for and since i need pitching much more (OF least) i’ll probably only try to win one SP and if bidding on green/hand one of them too. green/hand as elite ratio RP’s will almost certainly be matched by any legitimate bid i’d make (if somebody goes crazy and bids hand up to like 16 it might not be matched though)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      i’m not up to speed on shit yet, read in the hoskins blurb today about his elbow healing timeframe (i didn’t even remember him having that), it mentioned that MLB not likely to start in april; what is the right now expected timeframe? i’m having to recatch up in both hockey and baseball at same time (this has never happened, usually it’s football get reup’d august into sept, then in a month hockey starts, then by january for this super deep league super deep prospect stuff then months more baseball cramming till march etc), farther ahead on hockey at this point.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        i’m seeing it now, league wants to force vaccinations (likely so they can get more fans in seats and/or pay players less in total, obv more money coming in, less going out), MLBPA likely doesn’t or doesn’t mind that but wants to start on time to get all their 162 game money and obv vaccinations might take months, so i’m seeing possibly projected may start time (but we all remember last year hearing “projected start times” to only miss like a month, then 2 then…..)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Season might start May, might start April…I’m going on assumption of 162 game season for now, until we know different for sure

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t touch Hoskins, but he should be back by start of season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, Moist, Grichuk — but you need SPs no? I’d go Bauer, Wheeler, Heaney, Jo-Mo…In that order, but I wouldn’t goo too high for Bauer obviously

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        ok, yeah, bauer ahead of wheeler, the rest is order i had already. i’m setting the tier so i can’t win more than 2 of them at most (was thinking 1, but i doubt i win 2 anyway), many other SP will be available in FA spread out into 5 weeks in feb-march, here are some:
        bassit hound, wainwrong, manaea, boyd, clevinger, hauser, gibson, fiers, morton, bumgarner, r.hill, lots of others. morton/clevinger clearly the top range similarish to these here.

        plus to win any of bauer/wheeler/heaney for sure more than 12 mil per year (meaning 2 or more years) is needed.

        – MLBPA seemingly still sticking to the “we’ll play the most possible games” but of course that isn’t entirely up to them if MLB doesn’t go with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure the owners can just make the season, say, 120 games — they need an agreement, but maybe they’re dangling universal DH

          • goodfold2 says:
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            absolutely why that hasn’t been ruled a yes or no yet (the DH in NL or not in 2021), to use it as leverage. makes no sense otherwise. players will, like last time, agree with some amount of games rather than none of course.

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              i’m hoping to get at least one of those SP for 12-14 per year (has to be 2 years if doing that size, anything over 12 does)
              i looked up their last contract prices:
              wheeler: 8.1
              bauer: 13
              corbin: 4 (this was made a long time ago for that price, 3-4 years probably)
              heaney: 10.5
              moose: 18.65 (i remember trying to get him for maybe 14 max or so)
              springer: 16 (moose only more since he was a top of his position left in FA price, shouldn’t have been higher than springer)
              hand: 6.75 (this given likely before he was a closer though)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, you’re gonna need a few of them

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • goodfold2 says:
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                winning bids posted, teams have till tomorrow to match. here is some of what occurred: (notice some of these i didn’t mention before, it’s since i knew they’d be crazy a lot and term too)
                – stanton (20, 2, about what i figured)
                – rizzo (20, 2)
                – realmuto (25,3)
                – jd mart (15.26, 2, this one was right where i’d thought, i wasn’t willing to go here though)
                – mancini (15, 2, who’s career is by no means sure to continue)
                – dejong (7, 6, this price is believable and only slightly more than i’d go on price)
                – k.bryant (18.25, 6, crazy too much, dude shows no signs his shoulder ever got fixed from what 4 years ago now)
                – son of donald (7.3, 1, this actually fair price, thought i’d be much more)
                – moncada (21.21, 2)
                – gallo (22.77, 3)
                – mostsuckass (14, 2, i went around 12ish)
                – springer (18.25, i went high 16’s)
                – thor (23.65, 2, ok)
                – bauer (27.5, 2)
                – wheeler (15,2, i was close here)
                – corbin (16.1, 2 more than double what i bid)
                – j-mont (15.096, 2)
                – hand (6.5, 2, i wasn’t far off here)
                i won heaney (12.2, 2) and c.green (4.6,1, which will def be matched)
                and have to either match e.rosario at 14.67 for 4 years (have to pay half of remaining if cut) or get a comp 1st round pick (somewhere in the 31st-38th or so overall range, i already have 6th in all 6 rounds). the 14.67 per year is fine, but 4 years gives me pause.

                other hitters that can be bid on (and i’m likely right now to have some of the most money remaining to use):
                n.cruz, mcclutchin, cactus jesus, votto, pillar, sano, cano, belt, gross… man, la STELLA!, ahmed, E5, longo, nimmo, moreland, c.hernandez, c-dick, schoop, wong, kraken, berti, upton, goodrum, e-gonz, margot so there are options. la stella is just better than dejong in OPS anyway (that’s just one example, cactus jesus vs mostsuckass is close etc, schoop/wong have value)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why didn’t you win Wheeler, Moistass and Donaldson? That Jo-Mo price is crazy

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    barely bid less than winning on mostsuckass and wheeler, heaney got matched anyway, most of these do get matched unless they are nuts offers (bryant’s somehow got matched). would you match the 4 years on rosario? donaldson i bid slightly less too, he was in a tier of guys that if i got one of the other hitters i wanted to make sure i didn’t pay much on him.

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                      the bauer near 30 wasn’t matched, at first the thor 23 and change was, but that guy changed his mind. from a bidding error my 4.6 didn’t win c.green, somebody’s 5 did (and was matched). i’d get pick 36 overall if not keeping rosario (5 others weren’t matched that were large enough to get at least a 1st, and all those higher money than rosario’s, so i’d be 5th in the comp order)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah on Rosario

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    yeah j-mont being almost as much as wheeler is nuts too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That is nuts

  15. return2earth says:
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    how would you rank Eflin / Stroman / Price / Taillon for 2021?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • return2earth says:
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        had a feeling that would be the case .. thank you January Grey :)

        on the clock in a DC .. grabbing Eflin here and then a bat .. where would you go out of this group after my Eflin pick? was leaning towards another bat w/ 2b elig or my 1st catcher

        Gavin Lux (2b)
        Ryan McMahon (1b/2b/3b)
        Jurickson Profar (2b/of)
        Tommy LaStella (1b/2b)
        Garrett Hampson (2b/of)

        C –
        C –
        1B – Alec Bohm
        2B –
        3B – Ke’Bryan Hayes
        SS – T. Story
        MI – T. Anderson
        CI –
        OF – M. Conforto
        OF – K. Lewis
        OF –Jorge Soler
        OF – Anthony Santander
        OF –
        UT –

        P – Aaron Nola
        P – Zach Plesac
        P – Sandy Alcantara
        P – Raisel Iglesias
        P – Marco Gonzales
        P – John Means
        P – Zach Eflin

        • Grey

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          I’d prolly just go McMahon, but you are light on speed, so Hampson is interesting, but PT in a DC is critical

          • return2earth says:
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            was leaning towards McMahon too but we know how the Rockies manage and at this point I still think there are better options for steady PT .. he had a pretty egregious strikeout rate in 2020 & was being platooned near the end of the season so nothing guaranteed with him in COL

            could always take a lottery ticket w/ Andrew Vaughn on the board still and then grab a Profar / Wong / Hampson type with my next one for some speed

            • Grey

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              I’d definitely grab speed next time, but Vaughn wouldn’t be where I’d go

  16. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I still have trouble understanding why SF offered him the FA max offer. IMO, He’s so meh 10-9 is the high end for his 2020 projection.

    When do you plan to start your 2020 500 predictions (mid-Jan?) and complete them (early Feb).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      January 11th

  17. DonnieB says:
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    Franmil or Santander? Thanks.

    • DonnieB says:
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      Or Soler?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty close, prolly lean Franmil

  18. FB certainly had a little more giddy up, regularly sat 95-97 and with that dirty split/change he was double tough. Went with pick #94 in early DC to Knoche, like him especially in SF. Some good College FB games coming up, Happy New Year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, agreed on Gausman… Happy New Year to you!

  19. Will says:
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    Dammit Grey, another sleeper pick I wanted to be available but now the cat’s outta the bag. Looking at his numbers something really seems to have changed for Gausman in 2019/2020. Big jump in strikeout rate, velo up as you said, walks well controlled. Maybe he’s one of those guys it just took awhile for him to figure it all out. I’ll be drafting him if he’s around at #140 or so.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s Charlie Morton, when Charlie Morton was just breaking out late

      • Charlie has a little left in the tank – truly think he will have a banner year for the Braves. Actually thought I might see him in one of these posts – ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went over him when he signed with the Braves, injury is a little bit of a concern with him

  20. Joe says:
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    Gray! happy new year good sir.

    12 team dynasty league keep 45, draft 5, 15 N/A minimum and 7×7 pick a side please.

    team a:
    gavin lux
    anthony rendon
    edwin diaz

    team b:
    walker buehler
    jorge soler
    luis urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  21. Jim says:
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    Morning… New to the site
    Im in a 12 team 55 man roster Strat o matic league that’s in year 40.
    Rookies must have 10 AB or 10 innings pitched in the bigs to be drafted, so for example Pache is not available, less than 10 AB.
    Ive got 4 first round picks in an upcoming draft and don’t want to botch it up. Im rebuilding, so future value is more important than present value.
    got picks 2,3,9 and 11
    Roberts is going to go first, then I’m up for 2.
    KeBryan Hayes is a probable, but at 3, Im torn between Bohm and Anderson/Sixto.
    I forsee the first round going like this…
    Roberts
    Ke Brayn
    Bohm
    Anderson
    Sixto
    Addel
    D Williams
    Karinchak
    D Carlson
    V Gonzalez
    Madrigal
    Mize
    potential break in’s being Skooby, Pearson, Patino, Tristan McKenzie, Dalbec
    I at the moment forsee myself getting KeBrayn, Bohm, Carlson and Madrigal. the stud relievers are going to contenders this year.
    Am I thinking right, or should I consider a different path?
    its a keeper league, so future OPS for batters and WHIP/OPS for pitchers is huge on strat cards which is retro…we will be playing the 2020 set come February. defense matters as its a replay format.
    your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning, Jim!

      Think I’m going Bohm over Ke’Bryan, but I like both, and can’t go wrong with either, think this looks more or less right…I’d prolly sneak in an arm over Madrigal since it’s OPS — can you do K’eBryan, Bohm, Carlson, arm? Sixto or Anderson would be ideal, but I’d take McKenzie or Williams too

      • Jim says:
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        Thanks very close to what I was thinking, glad to hear your agreement. I can probably have Mckenzie at 11, but Sixto will cost me either Bohm or Kebryan. is sixto worth that?
        im thinking Bohm ends up at 1st or the outfield, which is fine with me . have Riley as well, hoping for a breakout.
        you like McKenzie over Mize or Scooby then?
        Love your insights!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sixto is not worth that, just take McKenzie — Mize and Skubal could be good too, pitching prospects are not easy to evaluate

  22. William Hung says:
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    How did David Dahl get signed so quickly, but Eddie Rosario is still out there? Odd fit for sure, but if the Mets don’t get Springer, I wouldn’t mind Rosario – even if that means they’d have 1 more corner OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl is dirt cheap and Rosario won’t be

  23. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft Daily

    Gausman, Framber, Bundy, Plesac, I. Anderson, Mahle

    Please choose 3 and in what order.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac, Framber, Gausman

  24. Brian says:
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    I was offered George Springer and Sixto Sanchez for Mookie in my OBP dynasty league. I still say no to this, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

  25. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Im in a 10 team dynasty/keeper/salary league. I received two offers from the same owner and wanted to find out from you if I should take one of these offers or walk away.

    Trade 1: I give up Alex Bregman ($35), and Luke Voit ($27) and I get back Stephen Strasburg ($37), Andrew Benentendi ($30) and Luis Patino ($5).

    Trade 2: I give up: Alex Bregman ($35),James Paxton ($34), Luke Voit ($27) and minor league prospect Matthew Liberatore and I get back Stephen Strasburg ($37), Andrew Benentendi ($30, Griffin Canning ($7) and minor league prospects Luis Patino ($5).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st trade is awful…2nd trade isn’t much better

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        so walk away. Should I offer Paxton and bregman for stras and patino.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok so i will decline the offers

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              Grey,

              would you trade Paxtono for one of these Outfielders: Rosario, JD, or Conforto?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Paxtono? Is that Paxton and Patino? For Conforto

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  Paxton for in order of preference JD, Rosario, conforto

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    I offered Paxton and Liberatore for JD and Patino

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ok

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Conforto, JD

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      said no to any deal involving Paxton

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh well

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      he wants to do this.

                      He trades me JD for Paxton and Liberaatore

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d take JD

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      what are you thoughts on this trade offer:

                      I give up: Paxton ($34), Cristin Javier ($5) and minor league prospect Shane McClanahan
                      I get: JD Martinez ($39), Lance McCullers ($27), a minor league prospect (either P Chris Rodriguez (LAA), Joey Wentz (DET) or Jared Shuster (ATL)) and some cash . what do you think?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sounds pretty fair

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      which prospect should I ask for

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      ok this is the deal

                      I give up: Paxton ($34), Cristin Javier ($5) and minor league prospect Matthew Liberatore

                      I get: JD Martinez ($39), Lance McCullers ($27), a minor league prospect Joey Wentz (DET) and $14 cash in cover part of the difference in salaries. what do you think?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds decent

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      which is the worse prospect: McClanahan and Liberatore

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mcclanahan

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      or should I say which prospect would you rather keep? The other one goes in the trade

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Liberatore

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      unfortunately he wants liberatire

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