Looking at the title of this post, I could of easily called it Catchers! What are they good for? In fantasy you wouldn’t be wrong, because they can cause more harm than good. Those average draining, games played depleting, good for nothing bums. Except for you Yan Gomes, I own you in a few places, as I got a thing for Brazilian booty. What’s wrong with that? Have you seen the pics of female Brazilian soccer fans? Don’t judge me monkey! Seriously my fetishes…I mean my preferences are not what I’m here to talk about, we can do that in the comments. Oh and I’m gonna talk about a few end-of-the-draft CI’s too.

This list will be of players drafted from the 20th round on or at pick 229 on, if you prefer it that way. I’m using ESPN ADP which by the way, gets lazy and labels everyone after 260 at 260. Go figure. In an RCL, 300 players are drafted, so depending on strategy you can use these as either late grabs or if you are in deeper leagues they are must owns.

C.J. Cron, 1B (ADP 260) – I like the Cron dog. Considering he got jerked around by the Sciosciapath for half of last season, he still managed 11 bombs in 253 AB’s. He has no splits issues (.258 vs. L, .255 vs. R), and the 16th best ISO among 1st basemen with at least 250 AB’s. That’s sandwiched between Pujols and Frazier if you are keeping score. Back in February the Angels said they were looking for a cleanup hitter as the Sciosciapath was content leaving Trout in the 2-hole and Pujols in the 3-hole…hehe. Now if he falls in line with his minor league percentages then his K-rate (24.1%) should fall and walk rate (4.0%) should rise. Steamers has him at 12 HR’s in only 363 AB’s, but that was done before Josh Hamilton went all Ajax Lady from Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke. I would post the video but its not really safe for work and I like my job. YouTube it! He’s not a bad grab to start the year at CI or utility if you like to keep that open for a hot bat. Last year he showed his hotness when he got the call and demonstrated some relevancy (8 HR in 128 AB’s). After that he started pressing as he would go days on end riding the bench with no split strategy or anything making any sense (like this sentence) from his manager. Players like Adam Lind, Joe Mauer and James Loney are going ahead of him and I just cant get behind that strategy when you should be drafting upside late. He’s the only 1B I’m covering as a late grab because he is the only one I like for upside, Michael Morse or Kendrys Morales are 32 and 31 respectively and they are a “if he can stay healthy” pick. To be fair though Morse’s outfield eligibility is appealing so I will go over him in the outfield post later.

Trevor Plouffe, 3B (ADP, 260) – I really wanted to write about Nick Castellanos here but Grey already did and I want to give you another name if Nick is gone…or I want to be contrary. You decide! Last year was a better year at the plate for Plouffe across the board, except for home runs. Seriously, he had a career year for himself, and the following are all career bests. Runs (69) hehe, RBI’s (80), walk rate (9.1%) k rate (18.7%), AB’s (582) and batting average (.258). Among qualified 3rd basemen he had the 8th best ISO (.165), led the position with 40 doubles and had the 6th most RBI’s. The commentary I have been reading says his glove has improved so much that he is forcing the Twins to think about other places to play Miguel Sano. Yes people, teams make defensive decisions that can affect our fantasy wet dreams. Like many end of the draft grabs we need to think about these things. I could mention he is in a contract year and at age 28, he turns 29 in June, and is looking to get paid before the decline years settle in. Oh damn, did I just do that? Shame on me for using such bad analysis. Oh well get over it, this is a flyer at the end of your draft, not a penciled in starter unless you are in a 16 teamer with a CI spot. He might not be sexy but his wife is smoking hot and even brings the beer. Seriously click on that link. Smoking hot!

Luis Valbuena, 2B, 3B (ADP, 260) – This is a platoony tunes special for you guys that like to play the splits to maximize games and not take hits with bad matchups. Last year Valbuena cracked 16 homeruns and had the 3rd best ISO among all qualifying 3rd basemen. He doesn’t hit for power against lefties but can bomb on right-handers as demonstrated by his 15 HR’s last year. Moving to Houston won’t hurt his game. Minute Maid Park was 5th best park for Lefties to hit home runs for 2013-14 as opposed to Wrigley which was 15th. The extra eligibility at 2nd base makes for a nice bonus as a middle infidel option. Frequent Commenter and 2015 spring training LABR party crasher Ghost Town Steve, Oaktown Steve to the old schoolers, is very high on him and I’m hoping he comes into the comments to chat up all those feeling the Valbuena. I drafted him in the Razznasty dynasty league to platoon in my utility with Alejandro de Anza. *fingers crossed*

FrankenCatcher, C (ADP, DGAF) – Yup, I just did that. This for you rosterbating RCL guys or those in 12 team daily leagues. Stream the catcher slot until you find a gem. Grey already did an amazing job covering all the late round catchers here, so go ahead and grab whichever one is there at the end of the draft. Now be prepared to stream your heart out you rosterbating loving Razzballeros. This is my hard zig or is it zag….it’s my zog! Go ahead and play the hot hand, favorable schedule or whatever floats your boat. Actually you can have little boat races in the bath tub with those wind up fishy’s with catchers names written on them if you choose to do that. Oh man, John Jaso wins again. In all honesty, I’m going to be profiling a catcher every week in my Creeper of the Week post as a weekly streamer called the Creepy Catcher. If you want more than that we will always have that over-sexed Buick loving rust snorting maniac the Hitter-Tron around to help you make a daily call. But why J-FOH? You can’t take the easy way out and not give me a name. Give me a name dammit! Nope, because I choose not to run recommend. Trust me, we can do this together. Between myself, hitter-tron, Grey’s daily rundown, and even the DFS catcher calls we can do this. To quote a song title by Townes Van Zandt, the man I was listening to when I wrote this, To Live is To Fly, so lets fly together for 2015 at the worst fantasy position ever.

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Just drafted Cron and feeling like next year Cron is going to be valued like Trumbo is this year… A top 90 guy… Really liking him…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: Thanks. Agree, he’s got a lot of upside without all the hoopla others have. Great target in deeper keeper leagues and I think people are making too big of a deal over the signing of Joyce. Speaking of Joyce if only Blake DeWitt was still playing they could make one of those old fleer combo cards called Joyce DeWitt.

      • Grey

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        That would be awesome

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: did you click on the pic of Plouffes wife? That man has got all my respect

          • Grey

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            That looks like such a private photo, did you hack his phone?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: you should know I’m not that technologically savy. Google his wife. I think she was like Miss Rhode Island.

              • Grey

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                You say like you’re surprised… He did make $5 million dollars last year for playing baseball.

  2. Ryan says:
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    does Cron have a full time job? if so, what do you see as a full seasons proj?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ryan: he doesnt because of who is manager is. He’s just a flyer with nice upside right now. If he gets 600 AB’s I could see 20-23 HR with a ,260 to .270 type batting average. If he bats 4th or 5th, maybe even 6th 75ish RBI’s.

      • Dave says:
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        @J-FOH: I eagerly await your article about Morse. I get it that Morse is older and injury prone, however he is being given a full time regular role at 1b for the Marlins. Hopefully this limits the injuries as well as the mental torture he endured earlier in his career by being placed in multiple positions. Plus, he will be hitting behind yelich and stanton. I could easily see 30 hr 90 rbi from Morse given a full season of health. I’m definitely taking him over Cron.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dave: He had 482 AB’s last year and hit 16. 600 AB’s would be base case scenario and his home park, like last year is not doing him any favors. Then considering NL east park factors I couldn’t see any more than 25 as a high ceiling.

        • Simply Fred

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          @Dave: Morse a bit of an enigma. I projected a FULL season from 3-yr stats vs. NL East opponents:

          57R/21HR/76RBI/0/.261

          The upside: Stanton’s average HR distance last year…415
          Morse’s…417

          Hope he stays healthy for you!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @simply fred: fly ball distance is not that far off either. I wonder if the HR quantity affects the average distance?

            Stanton had 11 “No Doubters”, Morse had 5. Taking a quick peek at the spray charts it looks like if Morse doesn’t pull it then it aint going over the wall

            • Simply Fred

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              @J-FOH: Think you nailed it!
              Those full-year projections seem the most reliable STARTING POINT for me. Don’t think he manages a full season of ABs.

              Turning the page, with you, on Morse.

  3. Kid A says:
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    Great job, skunk-beard.

    One question:

    Why no Middlebrooks this year?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: Grey didn’t ask for it and this year I got carte blanche.

      Funny I just posted a where’s waldo for you in the FCL.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: and thanks for the thumbs up, I appreciate the feedback

  4. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Hoping you’ll want to log into J-FOL after looking at my team. How’d I do? 12 team 5×5 roto. Auction draft.

    C Wilson Ramos
    C Derek Norris
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B Kolten Wong
    3B Adrian Beltre
    SS Jean Segura
    2B/SS Jonathan Schoop
    1B/3B Nolan Arenado
    OF Charlie Blackmon
    OF Joc Pederson
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Rusney Castillo
    OF Avisail Garcia
    UTIL Pablo Sandoval
    P Zack Greinke
    P Jacob deGrom
    P Alex Wood
    P James Paxton
    P Jake Peavy
    P Jesse Hahn
    P Neftali Feliz
    P Jenrry Mejia
    P Cody Allen

    Any other opinions welcome as well.

    • J-FOL says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: you have a lot of risk with the arms for my tastes but if it works out then you should be fine. Love Paxton out of that group. With the bats you have a nice mix of young upside and veteran contributers. I like Pablo a lot this year and could be huge for you out of the utility. Blackmon is a nice under valued 5 tool asset and who doesn’t like my man crush Avisail. Schoop can end up being a massive average drain as he goes for the title of donkey infidel this year. I’d keep an open mind at that slot but I’m also assuming he was a $1 buy. Ramos is a nice fit as long as he stays healthy. Overall looks good but I wouldn’t be married to Peavy or Hahn for too long if they struggle. What good SP’s are in the FA pool?

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        @J-FOL:

        Its pretty crap to be honest. Chock full of known quantity old dudes like Garza and Gallardo and too soon guys like Archie Bradley. Im hoping one of Peavy or Hahn sticks and I can stream the last spot. Thanks for the rate and the username ha.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @BigRedLatrine: Is McCarthy gone? Odorizzi?

          • BigRedLatrine says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Yea they are gone. Aside from the guys I mentioned there’s Buchholz, Roark, Minor, Collmenter, Corbin (coming off TJ?), Masterson, Shane Greene, Gee. And these are the better ones.

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              @BigRedLatrine: keep an eye on greene. I prefer him over Hahn but it’s close

  5. royce! says:
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    I prefer the name Cronut over Cron Dog, but corn dogs over cronuts. I’m a complicated man.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: what about a Cronut Dog…on a stick

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Better patent that shizz now

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: fair circuit here I come! I can also do mini dog cronut bites for the kids

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: And no one understands you but your woman?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @SteveNZ: comment on royce but not on the post. How dare you?

  6. joeg414 says:
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    Off the subject ; the other day you commented on when I asked about Hatcher as maybe a Dodger closer to start the season . Well, His last the games, including today: 3.1 , 6h , 6r, 2bb, 3k. Not good.

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      @joeg414:
      Last three games…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @joeg414: I like hatcher and am not worried about Spring stats. Assume Peralta gets first crack. I could see hatcher getting an op in a back to back closing day and with a larger than one run lead.

  7. Cram It says:
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    Love Cron. I’m usually a year early on guys. But hoping he’s a one and done at worst. Round 32 in NFBC? Yes please and thank you. #JFOHpost love

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: Cram showing Love? Did I just see a pig fly past my window? Thanks, he’s a nice grab at 32 for NFBC

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: Hey there’s only room for one ahole around here. And I concede. Because you actually write. Cheers Cheers.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: oh no, you are the resident ahole, I’m the resident dick….get it right

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    nice job,i liked cron last year till he stopped playing,will probably own him again this year,thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: me too, got to see him a lot last year and could see his confidence take a dump when he got Scioshafted

  9. Scooterboy says:
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    Just did a private ESPN 8 team H2H draft today. It seemed like everyone was going with pitching pretty early, so I took Grey’s advice and focused on Offense. I was in the seventh drafting slot. I’ve won this league the last two years, using Greys rankings. Just wanted to get opinions on how you think the team looks. Thanks, and I love this site. It’s the best around. Oh, one other things. ESPN calculated that I came in last, at the end of the draft. It did the last two years also.

    C Wilson Ramos (Pick 119)
    2B Kolten Wong (Pick 74)
    SS Ian Desmond (Pick 23)
    3B Nolan Arenado (Pick 26)
    1B Anthony Rizzo ( Pick 7)
    MI Alexander Boagaerts (Pick 154)
    CI Adrian Beltre (Pick 42)
    OF Adam Jones (Pick 10)
    OF Bryce Harper (Pick 39)
    OF Cory Dickerson (Pick 55)
    OF Carlos Gonzalez (Pick 71)
    OF Will Myers (Pick 138)
    U Eric Hosmer (Pick 103)
    Bench- Danny Santana (Pick 183) & Joc Pederson (Pick 202)

    SP John Lester (Pick 58)
    SP Gerritt Cole (Pick 87)
    RP Cody Allen (Pick 90)
    SP Carlos Carasco (Pick 106)
    RP Drew Storen (Pick 122)
    SP Hisashi Iwakuma (Pick 135)
    SP Alex Wood (Pick 151)
    SP Matt Latos (Pick 167)
    RP Joaquin Benoit (Pick 170)
    Bench- Phil Hughes (Pick 186), Mike Fiers (Pick 199), & Danny Salazar ( Pick 215)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scooterboy: looks solid, might want to keep an open mind at catcher

  10. Wake Up says:
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    **************HARVEY FRACTURED FIBULA

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: is this one of your delorean things?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Cram It: @J-FOH: Should only effect diehard Baltimore farm system fans…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: oh Hunter Harvey, yeah B-More sucks at developing arms anyway

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: I’m in on the Valbuena lovetrain as well…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Wake Up: All abuena!

              • @J-FOH: I feel even better about now that I know you and ots concur…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  I like a good platoon player, great for a batty call spot. He’s a target of mine in a lot of leagues. OTS did a long comment on him back in decemberish/Janusomething.

              • @J-FOH: he looks very similar to Seager in a lot of areas…in the last round…

  11. joeg414 says:
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    Hunter

  12. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league. Both players last rounders. Jake Arrieta or Joey Gallo who do you want?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: wow, thats an odd dynasty. Arrieta

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @J-FOH: any type of league with both those available in any round near end round is way off. even 4 team leagues at least 1 of those 2 (really both if dynasty) those should be owned.

        • J-FOH

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          @goodfold2: I assume the term dynasty was used loosely there

  13. thesportsguy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5…we have tiered keepers and have a couple of trade on the table..which lineup/cost do you like best?
    1. Richards/ D Holland / Kluber – $22
    2. Richards / D Holland / N Cruz / Altuve – $52

    Also, could keep C Allen instead of Richards and T Walker or M Saunders instead of Holland..

  14. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Helpful. Thanks!

  15. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team Keeper League keep 10 forever which side Giancarlo/C Carter or Soler/Frazier/Castro/Jansen

  16. JoeJ says:
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    12 team league and first time playing fantasy baseball. Does my team look decent?
    C: Yan Gomes
    1B/3B: Encarnacion
    1B/3B: Nolan Arenado
    2B/SS: Anthony Rendon
    2B/SS: Dee Gordon
    OF: Adam Jones, Carlos Gonzalez, George Springer, Avasail Garcia
    UTIL: Ben Revere, Adam LaRoche, Mookie Betts

    Pitchers: Cueto, Tehran, H. Bailey, A. Sanchez, Z. Britton, Jose Fernandez

    Thanks in advance

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JoeJ: you need more closers or good handcuffs

  17. Chris says:
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    Hello J-Hof,

    Would appreciate it a lot if you can give me your thoughts on my team recently drafted.

    R, RBI, HR, SB, TB, AVG, OB
    W, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV, K

    C – Lucroy (9)
    1B – Rizzo (2, k)
    2B – Walker (15)
    3B – Arenado (3, k)
    SS – Rollins (16)
    OF – Stanton (1,k)
    OF – Brantley (4)
    OF – Jay Bruce (6)
    UTL – Rusney Castillo (16)
    BN – Belt (18)
    SP – Samardzija (7)
    SP – Lynn (10)
    RP – Chapman (8)
    RP – Street (16)
    P – Wacha (10)
    P – Archer (11)
    P – Derek Holland (15)
    P – Bauer (17)
    P – Shane Greene (19)
    P – Wei-Yin Chen (20)
    P – Carlos Martinez (21)

    I traded draft picks last year, and didn’t have rd. 5, rd. 12, 13, 14.

    What your thoughts?
    I think I’m a little light on runs and SB.
    Pitching, I waited more than usual but found the Shark Rd 7 Chapman in rd 8, and had to take him. Counting on health for Lynn and Wacha.

    Waiver wire: Laroche, Rios, Eaton, Cain.
    P- Feliz, Doolittle, Reed, Roark, Giles.

    Would you make any moves? Look for something specifically (SB, avg, etc.)

    thanks,

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: H2H, 12 team league

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Id drop Martinez and grab doolittle. Then DL him when season starts and grab a streamer arm

  18. Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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    Totally feelin the Plouffe daddy this year too. Those 40 doubles from last year look mighty tasty to me. I’ve nabbed him in a few leagues. I’ll have to sneak Cron in one of my 2 remaining drafts

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ra’zball Al Ghul: depending on roster, Ploufee could be a cheap source of RBI’s

  19. David Brys says:
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    Too many outfielders? 10 team league
    Travis D Arnaud – C
    Encarnacioin – 1B
    Wong – 2B
    Arenado – 3B
    Santana -SS
    Adam Jones – OF
    Justin Upton – OF
    Starling Marte – OF
    Util – Jason Heyward
    Util – jorge soler
    Bench – Wil myers
    Bench – Eric hosmer
    Bench – Gregory Polanco
    N/A – Addison Russel
    SP – Jon Lester
    SP – Colin Mchugh
    SP – Mat Latos
    SP – Paxton
    SP – Matt Shoemaker
    SP – Drew Hutchinson
    RP – Drew Storen
    RP – Jansen
    RP – David Roberton
    DL – Kris Medlen
    Have 2 open spots should I add Duda, Avisail, Saunders, Cain , Gyorko, Arcia, Peavy, Burnett

    • J-FOH says:
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      @David Brys: Duda and Avisail, Id also drop Medlen and put Saunders on your DL

      • David Brys says:
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        @J-FOH: Saunders isn’t Dl eligible yet and either is Jansen leaves me with only 2 pick ups Duda and Saunders?

        • J-FOH says:
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          Avisail over Saunders

  20. Roto Hodor says:
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    Who to keep, Greinke or Cano? 12 team Roto 6×6 (whip, xbh) . Extra context: I traded away all my picks last year… 1st pick is in round 10, then 12, then 2 in 14, then nothing until 19! My other keepers are Miggy and Abreu

  21. Powerslave says:
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    16 Team League that counts OPS, doing the “Frankenthingie/Platooning” @ 2b/SS/3b with Valbuena, Asdrubal Cabrera, Didi Gregorious and Plouffe….., Gregorious mashes righties(.743 career OPS vs righties ), going to Bronx, just 25…, power surge coming soon…., wish me luck…, not that you care, lol, we’ll see…..

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Powerslave: I like it. I would have the shortest leash with didi. I like the Plouffe Valbuena combo

  22. MattTruss

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    Little late to the party, but I always play catch-up on Mondays. You nailed it with catchers though. If you’re not streaming catchers in RCL you’re doing it wrong in my opinion. This has been my MO the past couple seasons. Just the extra games played alone is worth it. Then when you’re first to catch onto the Mesoraco hotness, you ride that for a bit and do what you gotta do. You’ll notice my lack of catcher in FCL. Look forward to the creepy catcher, love that idea. Like you say, along with DFS picks for the day, my catcher slot gets a lot of action.

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      @MattTruss: i agree completely with Frankencatcher in leagues where people hold molina and such, but really, in RCL’s, other than maybe posey/gomes/c-sant/meso owners wouldn’t 6-8 owners be doing this at the same time all the time? Seems to be a strategy that works with in certain leagues (quite well in some i am in), but in active leagues i’d think this loses it’s value.

        • J-FOH

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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: McCann, Perez and Gomes and even Martin to a degree with him possibly batting 2nd in Toronto all come to mind

      • J-FOH

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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: not really in most RCL’s I’ve played. You might have 2-3 owners doing it and some doing batty calls on off days. I think the overall strategy is to have at least 4-5 spots fluid to make daily moves like this.

  23. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Good Shizz Jack….I have Cron in a few spots this year, liking him too.

  24. nick the dick says:
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    Back on the horse and most likely off the wagon, man I love me a JFoh post. Who else can do a catcher blurb about nothing with a clip from the show about nothing with subtitles that mean nothing to me? No one, that’s who! Thats some restraint you showed not posting the Ajax clip, you are blossming into quite the role model…I’m def a Cron cronie and Val has treated me bueno, my kinda batty call/platoonys, nice job….alright now about those fetishes. One of mine is skunk landing strip lady pubes (look, not smell). You’re turn…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: Thanks my man, surprised you didnt give me grief for posting a non hip hop song

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: I really dug it. I may love hip hop the most but I like all kinds, my pops is a big music guy and singer so I’d hear it all growing up

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: I’m expanding the runes this year. I always have but more styles. Might get some hate during jazz week

  25. de nachos says:
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    Oh-emmay-hey that is one sexy spiegelau on that boat, I’m drooling. The chick’s not bad either.

  26. B from B says:
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    Corners Question…..10 team keeper league. Would you trade Machado, eligible to be kept in the 15th round this year, 10th next year, 5th the next for Freddie Freeman eligible to be kept in the 7th this year then the 2nd next?

    Relatively standard set up, adding Walks and Holds. I am not keeping another 1B eligible or 3B eligible…would be either one of them. Other keepers include Trout, Cutch, Braun, Reyes, B. Hamilton, Kershaw, Lester, Betances

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @B from B: Id hold

      • B from B says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks for the help….was leaning that way with the multiple years left.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @B from B: anytime

  27. Wake Up says:
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    Seager vs Valbuena

    BB% 8 vs 11.9
    K% 18 vs 20.7
    ISO .186 vs .186
    BABIP .296 vs .294
    OBP .334 vs .341
    SLG .454 vs .435
    wOBA .346 vs .342

    Seager (6th round) vs Valbuena (25th round)

    The biggest difference appears to be that Seager is a much better fielder, but as we know here in Fantasy Land, who cares about Fielder…

    • stonepie says:
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      @Wake Up: he qualifies for 2nd in yahoo, a big plus too

      • Wake Up says:
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        @stonepie: He’s at 2nd for ESPN as well…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: Thanks for adding to the discussion. The splits obviously favor Seager as does the track record and safety.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: I got numbers for days son! I just choose not to quote them all the time cuz it bores the fuck out of me! (right brainer)…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: it’s good when we start discussions here. I find that lacking somwtimes and miss this part of it. Too many drop names without numbers….give me the diGits girl! Not calling you a girl but as in…oh you know what I mean. If you are committed to the 3-5 streamer/batty call spots then valbuena is perfect for rcl. Magoo ,Truss and I plan on doing a group RCL strategy post for next year. You should join the party as our man on the streets or commenter du jour or something like that

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: You’ll have to clear it with my publicist…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Wake Up: and by publicist do you mean the old lady in the dark corner of the bar that starts drinking whiskey at 10 AM because that’s when the price is right starts?

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          @Wake Up: oh and of all the peeps I thought you would of been the one to comment on the Townes Van track

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: You know that I know that you know that I know…

            “We all got holes to fill
            And them holes are all that’s real”

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Wake Up: too bad sky didn’t come in, I had this lyric ready to go

              “We got the sky to talk about
              And the world to lie upon”

  28. Scott says:
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    So’s I can drop Wilin Rosario and Yasmani Grandal for some tasty carnival snacks on the wire?!?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: sure, in the FCL, which is an RCL I’m in with the Big Magoo and past RCL grand champion Mauled by Pandas not to mention a lot of great players, the Big Magoo has no catcher right now. He drafted and immediately dropped Grandal to grab a player while he waits for teams to sort themselves out. So, yes, liberate yourself and trust in the FrankenCatcher.

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        @J-FOH: I don’t know. I “liberated” myself over the weekend and got thrown out of the mall!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Scott: no pants is only an at home option in this country

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      @Scott: And in that league I dropped Rosario already too

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @nick the dick: since he has no job you dropped a backup, nice.

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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Which is why I dropped him when news came out about him being 3rd in line. Which was answering what was asked and referencing the league mentioned. Which is the beauty of Frankencatcher. Thanks for the input guy.

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  29. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    1) great Ajax lady reference

    2) i clicked on the link and im not upset about it at all

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ChefBoyRG54: Thanks on number 1, I love that movie, a childhood staple. I’m glad you’re not upset, the last thing I want to do is make you regret anything with me.

  30. Kevin S says:
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    Started streaming catchers last after Wieters went down…looking forward to the Creepy Catcher!!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kevin S: Thanks, I know FrankenCatcher has been used for a while, thought I would post it up to share the concept. I’m glad I got a new Sunday follower.

  31. Happy Vegans says:
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    Sorry I wasn’t able to comment earlier, Mr. FOH, just a busy weekend. BTW, great job as usual!

    Hey, can I be part of Wake’s Street Team? Do I get stickers too? WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • J-FOH

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      @Happy Vegans: Wake is a confirmed advanced level RCL player. Sorry bro. But lets see how you do this year. I’ll be judging you extra harsh like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman.

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        @J-FOH: If stickers, being one of Wake’s many assistants, and your approval are on the line, I promise to not let you down.

        How was the show? How were the artists? Anyone promising?

        • J-FOH

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          @Happy Vegans: show was good, Bad Religion sounded good. The convention was decent sized. Ran into a lot of artists I know and my barber. Kind of a funny crowd. The women that want to take pictures all draped on the artists are quite amusing to say the least. Lots of photo ops at my buddies booth, especially the 30+ broads.

  32. Colonel Angus says:
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    So check this out. I took the advice of Grey and waited until my last pick to grab a catcher and it ended up being Zunino. Now, I like the power potential of Zunino and I feel like he can pop 25 homers. HOWEVER, in a league with offensive categories like OBP, SLG, HR, RBI, SB R would any of the following catchers still available provide me with bigger returns?

    Yasmani Grandal, Robinson Chirinos or Wilson Ramos

    I appreciate your help!

    • J-FOH

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      @Colonel Angus: Grandal had the highest OBP of the group, by a large margin, last year and and a solid SLG. He’s slated to catch roughly 2/3 of the Dodgers games.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Colonel Angus: if you are in league for players that produce the most strikes zunino wins easily. great framing, huge K rate, the twin pillars of a league like that. troutian.

  33. Bobby world says:
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    Hey man I enjoyed your write ups last season, getting into the swing of things for this season . I have a question about set up; its an 8 team league with ESPN (a bunch of buddies), h2h points , my question would you up the Starting pitchers from 3 SP’s to 4 SP’s & we also started 2 Relief pitchers. Would you keep the two RP’s or downsize to one Or no RP’s?

    Looking at it now with 4 SP’s but there’s a Games started limit for pitchers which turns out to be 2.0 games per slot

    Reason I’m bringing up the RP is because out of the 8 teams only one maybe two teams actually used real RP’s (closers/ relief pitchers), everyone else used RP pitchers who are also labeled as SP , RP/SP. With H2h I realize having a top pitcher there is important & not so much with RP’s, what’s your take on this draft is prob this week or next week.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bobby world: I would do all the pitching slots as P that way people can do whatever strategy they want without restrictions. Dividing between SP and RP is pointless.

      Thank for the kind words. I’ll be doing a little more this year.

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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks for the response man , I just set it at 5 Pitcher slots (2.0 per slot) would you put more pitchers or less? I was trying for an even number per slot I tbought 2.0 was fine

        Here’s how the offense/ bats will look

        C- start 1

        1b- start 1

        2b- start 1

        3b- start 1

        SS- start 1

        INfield slot – One Infield slot

        OF- start 4 outfielders

        DH- start 1 DH

        Utility – start one in utility (any bat can go here)

        2 DL’s

        Bench is six players, but the bench is used for pitcher & bat

        I like how it’s deeper so if I wanted to stash someone .

        With my draft this week or next who are 4 players you def want to draft ; dosent matter if a first rounder or a last rounder who are some you really like?

  34. Big Magoo

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    FrankenCatcher – always a good decision.

    Seriously, how tough is it to include the actual ADPs of players drafted lower than 260 overall? Get on your buddy Tristan about that.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: he hasn’t been responding back to my emails. I think he needs his distance from this website

  35. Finally coming around to your article J-FOH. Fine work indeed. Thanks for the help.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @zombie: you’re welcome. I appreciate the read

  36. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I read this

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: and?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Was expecting the meaning of life; was disappointed. Prolly my fault for lofty expectations.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: life? I hear Mikey likes eat but he’ll read anything

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Never good when your prospect guy isn’t selective with what he likes

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: mikes all-inclusive

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                He’s a lover not a fighter

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: yup, the exact opposite of me

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    You just fight being a lover.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: I have duality or conflict or something like that coming out of my skin

  37. Oh & if your still checking comments, around what 2Bs are you ranking Valbuena?
    & additional thanks for Mrs. Plouffe. Smokin.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @zombie: he’ll be in my middle infield post coming out. Ahead of guys like phillips

  38. Eric Bateman says:
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    If you had one spot left and you needed power are you going Cron or Vargas? I have already added Morse, I like his OF versatility, but still need a bit more power in my lineup.

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