The infidels are coming. They are storming the stronghold and sieging the castle. Cover your children’s eyes and lock up your grandmas. As a general rule, I’m not drafting a middle “infidel” early unless it comes at great value or I’m tinkering with the zig strategy. Scarcity has over taken too many owners who pass up great numbers to fill a positional need and have been blinded by the fact that numbers are numbers. As I’m writing this, I’m looking at all the great depth for MI and I wonder why the heck should I even be writing this. It’s pretty obvious that there is great upside late by reading Grey’s coverage of second base. Add to that some of the bounce back golden oldies, and you got generations at the keystone. Speaking of golden oldies, did you all catch the ridiculously redumbasshatily things Brandon Phillips had to say the other day?

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.

Micah Johnson, 2B – Locked in a position battle with Carlos Sanchez and apparently Gordon Boredum Beckham, Johnson is coming into the crosshairs of others fantasy baseballers. As of now, he is playing the best of the three and Ventura has said he’s going to let the 2nd base battle play out. Prospect writer and Mike Schmidt look-a-like Mike has him as the number 3 prospect in the White Sox system and says his speed grades out at an 80. The hamstring injuries last year hurt his numbers after swiping 84 across 3 levels. Zips has him projected with 31SB’s if he lands the job and I can get on board with that. Before moving up to AAA last year he had over 800 AB’s with a walk rate above 10% (woo-hoo) then followed that with a 5.3% over 302 AB’s (boo-hoo). That’s going to be important to get those stolen base numbers up where we want them. Either way he has speed, you can get him late and if he loses the job or gets stuck in a platoon then he becomes the Jarrod Dyson of the middle infield.

Brad Miller, SS – Wait! What? Yup, I went to Grey’s 2014 cupboard of love and promise and dusted off an old copy of this sleeper post. I’m assuming that link will get edited out if Grey has anything to do with it. With the fantasy master lothario already going over every other  good late rounder at the shortstop slot I figured since we are taking upside flyers we might as well talk about a post hype sleeper. Regardless of how bad his average was last year he still showed some pop by belting 10 home runs (tied for 11th most among shortstops w/300 AB’s) and had an .144 ISO, which was the 8th highest among shortstops with at least 400 AB’s. His first half of 2014 was a weird one where he hit 8 of homers and had a triple slash line of .204/.273/.330. Then, in a limited role, showed some life in the 2nd half when he put up a .268/.330/.464. To build on the case of him adjusting his game in the 2nd half was the dramatic changes in his batted ball profile when he cut his FB% by a little under 8% and raised his LD% by a little over 9%. Why does all this matter FOH? Well my friends over the net, it means that he stopped pressing and trying to club everything over the wall and corrected the errors in his approach. Or at least, thats how I’m seeing it. After his competition, Chris Taylor, broke his hand, Miller is now in sole possession of the shortstop role in Seattle. Most likely he’ll bat 9th, which in AL can be a good thing and he has been having a good spring! Hey wait, you can’t say that? Oil well, I just did and IDGAF. He is working his tail off trying to make sure Taylor is stuck on the bench when he returns. He has been showing a good eye at the dish where he has a 6/5 K/BB. If you are going FrankenInfidel then go give Miller a whirl. Deeper leagues better bookmark this page and RCL battycallers better not forget the post hype lives on in the land of razz and funny.

Luis Valbuena, 2B, 3B – I already covered him in the catchers and corners post in case you missed it. He’s worth the flyer, trust me. So go ahead and pour yourself a nice glass of Angel’s Envy and toast Wake Up who added nicely to the discussion in the comments the other day.

Jonathan Schoop, 2B – He was a December sleeper call by Grey so I don’t need to do all the statty stat dance here. Click the link and read the good word. What I’ll remind you of is he has power, has a job, has power, will go thru slumps, has power, can get crazy hot, has power, can dance like a robot.

Devon Travis, 2B – This is my deep league flyer for the middle infidel and another player of opportunity. With the offensively blah Maicer Izturis going down with a groin strain it opens the door for the highly rated prospect acquired in the Anthony Gose to Detroit deal. Mike went over him in the Blue Jays Minor League preview and points out how he does a little bit of everything  but nothing that jumps off the page. Draft with caution and watch the Toronto situation.

FrankenInfidel – For those that read the Catchers and Corners post, you know what I’m talking about. Take the same idea for catchers and apply it to your middle infidel spot until you either come up with a gem or some careless owner drops a roster worthy player. It always seems to happen in the MI spot…trust me I know what I’m doing. This strategy is especially good in RCL’s and daily moves 12 and 10 team leagues. Deeper leagues can be a little tougher to do this. Don’t worry my over the net friends, Grey will always let you know who is hot, Hitter-Tron is your best friend,  and I write Creeper of the Week where I always trying to stay up on the less desirable players that might be able to help you out for the week. One week you might be trotting out the Donkfidel Jonathan Schoop or Francisco Lindor’s placeholder Jose Ramirez for a little SAGNOF. It’s all stats combined at the position when the season is over.

 

 

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  1. Regan says:
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    Just picked Arod off the wire. Not really sure how i feel about this move. Lot’s of sleepers with upside i could go with. Cron, Pluffe, Valbuena. Could you rank those 4? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Regan: A Rod and Cron are a push depending how your league rolls with transactions. I like Plouffe slightly over Valbuena unless you can play Valbuena at MI

      • Regan says:
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        @J-FOH: It’s Yahoo so Valbuena has 2nd eligibility. Once i put McGee on DL spot i’ll pick him up.

        Holding onto YasMan right now but i’m itching to ditch him for Cron or Pluffe. Where do you stand on the YasMan shituation.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Regan: I didn’t draft him anywhere for the fear that his defense would hurt him

  2. Fastpitch says:
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    Good read. I love Angle Envy on ice. Just a sipper though. HA! I have the 8th pick in an upcoming 10 team draft, so the 8th and 13th picks. My next pick is 28th after the first two. If the draft plays out normally why can’t a guy take two players I want without worrying about value. What I’m trying to say some guys won’t make it back to 28. Like Desmond, Donaldson, Scherzer, Altuve ect.
    I’m trying to spread out some of my players from other teams I have so if one guy gets hurt it doesn’t burn me on all teams. I realize I shouldn’t draft a guy with a 25ADP at 13 because he may be available at 28 but a guy with 20 or below, why not? Thanks for any feedback.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fastpitch: I always try to read the room. I take best available stats regardless of position. I agree to spread your risk among different teams. If you have played with this group before then you should have an idea of what they like to do. I like my envy with one cube

  3. P-Dizzle says:
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    Thanks J-FOH. Always appreciate the middle infidel advice, especially given my 2B has been comprised in one league of Profar and Micah Johnson (ouch) in one league.

    Quick question for you (and others) about dynasty salary-cap leagues. In a league with $1000 salary cap and a rookie contract of (3 years @ $10+3 years of arbitration) that is activated the year you call him up (pre-September 1st), how do you decide whether to wait until the next year (post-rookie) to take full advantage of the rookie contract?
    I have Bryant, Lindor (blocked by Desmond/Reyes), Syndergaard in my minors who should be up relatively soon. My team, unfortunately, is not ready to compete until next year when all my bad contracts come off the books, and Urias+Stroman+Giolito+Renfroe+K. Zimmer+others join (after my team blew up first year, I made some shrewd moves and now have a stacked minor league system including Moncada, Frazier, Devers, etc).
    My dilemma is whether to call up Bryant/Syndergaard/Lindor now and take their stats, ultimately finishing 5th or 6th, or wait until next season and get them “for an extra year”, as it were. Appreciate the help!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @P-Dizzle: In dynasty its cool to mail it in. I’d hold them out to maximize the long term if you have no chance of being competitive this year

      • P-Dizzle says:
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        @J-FOH:

        What if calling them up now would give me 3 extra picks in an April “filler” draft (could grab Honeywell, Wall, Mondesi, for example)? Currently at 19/20 minor leaguers. Does the ability to get 3 more minor leaguers in my system before everybody else (average 8/20) sucks them up worth burning their year of service?

        Thanks, appreciate your help man.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @P-Dizzle: I’ll be honest you are getting into Mike territory here. Im an uber novice at Dynasty. I will summon him to come ni and throw in his two cents. I would hate to dole out bad advice and would prefer to defer to our resident expert on this,

          • P-Dizzle says:
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            @J-FOH:
            @Mike:

            Thanks to the two of you for your advice. I appreciate your calling in Mike, J-FOH, and your coming upon J_FOH’s call, Mike.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @P-Dizzle: anytime, I also do music for dates and what colors will look best on you

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              no problem

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d wait to start their clocks next year if you can’t win now. There will always be a new crop of specs to take in those types of filler drafts…so don’t sweat that.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mike: Thanks Mike, I was leaning that way too but didn’t want to do this reader a disservice by not consulting with our resident expert…I’m a mother f***ing team player yo’s!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              haha no problem

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Mike: I think meeting Tristan changed me

                • Mike

                  Mike says:
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                  haha

  4. Jesmond Dennings says:
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    A late round flyer post is probably the right place to see what people think of my 20-team draft I completed today (although I could’ve done with seeing this postbefore the draft, but oh well). My middle infield is pretty poor, and I’m a bit light on speed I think, but I’d be interested in other takes on it. Too much pitching?

    Standard 5×5 roto scoring.

    C – Robinson Chirinos
    1B – Carlos Santana
    2B – Jedd Gyorko
    3B – Josh Harrison
    SS – Xander Bogaerts
    CI – CJ Cron
    MI – Jordy Mercer
    OF – Yasiel Puig, Bryce Harper, Starling Marte, Khris Davis
    Util – Travis Snider
    Bench – James Loney, Sam Fuld

    SP – Tyson Ross, Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez
    RP – Kenley Jansen, Brad Boxberger
    P – Jonathan Broxton, Kendall Graveman
    Bench – Miguel Gonzalez, Andrew Heaney, Jimmy Nelson, Hector Santiago, Brandon Beachy, Ernesto Frieri, Rex Brothers

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jesmond Dennings: not at all, looks like a solid team. I agree you are a little light on speed need to maximize Fuld’s PT and light a prayer candle for Harrison

  5. Tehol Beddict says:
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    B-Rad is a legend.

  6. de nachos says:
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    No love for Freddy Galvis? Starting job, .259 OBP, solidified in the 8 hole…at Razzball we try to build the worst team right? Oh dear Harry, I’m gonna be sick, somewhere Dickie Thon just puked through his glorious mustache.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: Galvis Shmalvis. The Thon Thong?

  7. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Not getting an out is soooo overrated. BP. The Cubs next GM!!

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @J-FOH: Phillips. Dang it!! I’m pretty sure you’re takin the piss. But I couldn’t stop myself from answering. Being OCD and all.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Baezaworldseries: Which one were you answering, I have no problem with that as long as its a good answer…or a funny one

  8. How do you feel about the super cheap A’s double play combo of Senien & Lawrie?

    Either seems like they could work out as a decent MI & you can have either/both with the last 2 picks.

    Thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lucky Dog: I own Lawrie in one league and got him super cheap. A post post pot hype sleeper. If Semien can bat 9th he could end up being a decent play but I need to see that K rate drop. I would prefer Flores late over him

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Loving Jace Peterson now, no reason the Braves don’t play him, has a 50+ steal season in the minors

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: I’m reading that it seems more likely that he will play and get at least 80% of the AB’s in what Fredi is calling his soft platoon. I’m just worried he bats 8th….yuck. Which BTW is the same place Joc Pederson is suppose to bat…double yuck.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who’s batting 2nd for the Braves? Zoilo Almonte? Freeman? Bethancourt? It’s gotta be Peterson, they have no one else

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: Markakis?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Prolly goes to one when he returns and EY goes to the bottom or into a platoon…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: Fredi needs to drop dead cause he kills all fantasy logic. I wonder if he and Walt went to the same managerial night school

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Prolly

                • @Grey:

                  Now that it sounds like Ahmed is going to be the starting SS for the DBacks, who do you prefer between Ahmed & Peterson?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Lucky Dog: Peterson

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: oh and no comment on Brad Miller appearance?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Miller’s fine as a flyer, there was a reason I liked him last year, just didn’t work out

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: At a certain point I took him on one team. I cant have all my eggs in the Flores or Owings basket. FrankenInfidel!

          • Grey

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            Hopefulyl Owings even has a job

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: I know I read that, makes Flores and Miller a little tastier to me

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I do like me some Flores, wish he wasn’t in Metco

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: Why can’t he be included in a trade for Tulo

    • @Grey:

      Just read the Bravos are likely to name him the starting 2B.

      Hopefully they do this after the 1st run of waivers tomorrow night, but my luck is uaully that they’ll tab him tomorrow and every single fantasy site will story on him and why everyone needs to pick him up. :facepalm:

      Question: where do you see him hitting in that lineup assuming he’s the opening day 2B?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Lucky Dog: I think he bats 7th to begin the year

        • @J-FOH:

          Thanks – hard to swipe 50 batting in the 7-hole. Sigh

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Lucky Dog: Its a sad emoticon situation

  10. Grindrguy says:
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    Just finished a draft in a 16 team, deep bench league and I ended up sacrificing the SS spot because of drafting position and overall need. I ended up with Jose Ramirez and Jordy Mercer as my only two SS elig guys. One guy has to start for me. Who are you highest on? (at least until Francisco Lindor arrives)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grindrguy: about the same for both, Mercer for power and Ramirez for speed. Should be a decent platoon for you. Was Miller and Flores taken? What about Pederson?

      • Grindrguy says:
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        @J-FOH: Pederson and Miller, yes, Flores no. The league is a standard 10 catagory roto, with the only exception being saves/holds as opposed to just saves. I ended up sacrificing some power in order to be better in the speed/runs acatgories,that’s why I’m kind of leaning towards Ramirez as my starter. I’m not sure the power advantage with Mercer is going to make that much difference in the overall.

        Thanks for the help!

  11. jayrock says:
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    Yo J! Nice writeup!

    Have a sick IF in a 12 team 6X6 H2H. Got Rendon, Dee, Xander, Starlin and Danny Santana and Micah in an NA slot. However my OF is weak AF! Ozuna, K. Davis, Myers and Dom Brown.

    Was offered 2 deals.

    Rendon for Bryce str8 up.
    Or Starlin and K.Davis for Bryce and Britton.

    Should I run that ish or hold? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jayrock: what are the 6th stats?

      • jayrock says:
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        @J-FOH: XBH and K/9.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jayrock: @jayrock: Id hold and try to flip Xander for a tier 3 outfielder.

  12. jal179 says:
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    Is Scooter Gennett deep enough for this convo?

    Looks like a ball player to me for what thats worth. Nice value if leads off

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: he didnt qualify for the ADP cutoff as he has been moving up draft boards. A great player I wsa bumme I couldn’t write about here, he still cant hit lefties but he hasn’t really been given too many opps to either.

  13. Wake Up says:
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    HAHA…
    Nice callback!

    It was a great call by you…value vs ADP, I still have to go with Eagle Rare though…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: I’ll have to try that. I’m not as well versed in whiskey but always like something good…and affordable

  14. Wake Up says:
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    Oh, and I prefer it with seven drops of 65 degree water…preferably poured by a house-monkey-butler…(preferably a proboscis)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: California law prohibits the monkeys, have you ever tried to get a cat to be your cocktail waitress? Don’t unless you like hairy drinks and evil looks when you don’t tip 30%

  15. Bobby says:
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    Who would you rather in a keeper league between Bogaerts, Alex Wood, or Michael Wacha?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bobby: Bogey

  16. jal179 says:
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    Betances losing the closer job to Miller?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @jal179: You should def grab Miller if for some reason he is available…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jal179: Its TBD in my opinion. I think they both get 15+ saves this year. Its a hunch, and no not the back kind

  17. Zeus says:
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    How awful is a MI of Utley Lowrie and alcantara in a 15 team mixed? Rest of my offense is stacked.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zeus: I like it. Hitter tron would be a great tool for you in making your daily calls.

      • Zeus says:
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        @J-FOH: it’s weekly brother

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zeus: If its weekly then Alcantara may not be a good fit, with that being said I wouldnt drop him just yet

  18. Chris says:
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    Nice J-Foh I’m a Miller fan myself.

    I just traded Seager for Lester who won in your mind? I think it’s pretty even. Without giving both our roster I can tell you he was a touch light on pitching and I was a touch light on power.

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Looks pretty fair. I prefer Lester in my ranks.

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks, My pitching was crazy for a 14 team league. It’s a 5×5 roto What do you think. I thought I did ok again like it better with seager.

        Strasburg 30
        Lester 20 Traded
        Wood 10
        Ross 15
        Fister 10
        Weaver 5
        Salazar 6 AAA I think he’ll be back
        KRod-5
        Cishek 9
        Boxberger res

        This is my offense I think I did fine but I like it a lot better with Seager.
        C-Norris
        1st Pujols
        2nd Panik
        SS-Escobar
        3rd Seager
        CI-Posey
        MI-Peralta
        DH-Pedro
        DH-Aoki
        OF-Trumbo-Marte-Melky-Revere-Pollock

        Thanks

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Chris: still solid your OF is really good. I think you’ll do well. On pitching side I think Lester was better investment. I’m not a huge fan of weaver or ross

          • Chris says:
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            Thanks

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Chris: No prob

  19. nick the dick says:
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    Yo Foh would u trade Fiers to get Boxberger?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: depends. What’s the scenario?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: eh just that hometown league with the rcl setup plus some spots. Was the worry about Fiers shoulder, which I guess is fine, and wanted to see if a solid MR was enough to boot him. I know you value good MRs in that starts limit format. My pitching isnt all that deep but im gonna stream crazy. Will Fiers rawr rawr like a dungeon dragon?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: Bust a nut inside your eye, to show you where I come from…oh sorry I thought we were posting our favorite lyric from that song….Honestly I would take the gamble if you want to be a heavy streamer. I like Boxy a lot and would draft him before Fiers with that strategy

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: Well ive been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe so…yeah i was thinking the same way, i knew youd be the voice of reason. With my starters not all that strong to begin with, Boxys 100 ks, good ratios and some saves was really appealing to me. Thanks my man

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: You do it well like you represent Queens and she was raised out in Brooklyn….Creepers, RCL updates and this top weekly 100? Show em how to do this son!..they letting you on that podcast this week?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: I’m also the bullpen arm for DFS. Nah not this week. I didn’t even try. Super busy. I’ll try at some point.

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Word, nice. Good luck with the workload, youre the right man for the job

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: we’ll see, its a lot to do

  20. Curt C. says:
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    Jonathan Schoop…..Really??…..Grey has been praising him for years…..Be Original!!!!!!!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Curt C.: Thanks for being such a long time reader

  21. Bye Felicia says:
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    Odor
    Jerko
    Scooter

    Are going in the 210-230 range

    Scooter wasn’t drafted in 2 of my 12ers

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Odor, Scooter then Gyorko

  22. tvators1 says:
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    Will Zach McAlllister’s uptick in velocity and opportunity lead to breakout?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @tvators1: It’s not a crazy notion, He needs to get more usage out of his secondary pitches. Cleveland has done well in developing pitchers so its not completely out of the realm of possibilities. If you want to take a flayer in a DEEP league or add him to your watch list

  23. I F’d up everyone in the RCL league dis year. Oh wait that was a mock Dream, damn it. Probally DMT induced. Anyways my question anyone feel free to amswer.. After the first Five or Six Hitters in the first round would it be best to draft guys with lower floors that you know won’t Tank that are consistent Cano, AdamJones, ect or go after the guys like like The Encarnacion, Bautista, Puig’s. Last year I went with the steady guys and got burnt. At times I’m to conservative. Not like John Boner conservative, but I , well like a old school fax machine you get my message

    • @Dnut eastwood: don’t mean to ramble but this pitching invasion or lack of PEDs it’s more important then in years passed to avoid an early round bust or one of the high upside injury prone players. Maybe I should just let the ball bounce where it may. Then Grey steps in “it’s just another clip into my A.K.A” there is so many unproven or sizzle then fizzle or vice versa guys near the top. Harper, Rendon, Areanado, Puig,Donaldson sure they have all produced but all Jane been sporadic and or injured. Of those five where do rank them

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Dnut eastwood: Donaldson, Puig, Rendon, Arenado, Harper

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dnut eastwood: I like EE a lot this year. in the first round

      • @J-FOH: every time you guys reply to my post the theme song to cheers starts blaring in my ear. You guys are the best ever. And for He’s a jolly good fellow. God damn you guys are good

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dnut eastwood: Thanks for that. We’re always here to help you win.

  24. SallyCips says:
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    Micah had been on my radar was picked up earlier today. My problem has been flexibility this preseason, and the lack of it. A few wild drops by a couple of managers fortified my team nicely, but made it virtually impossible to grab hotties off the wire.

    That said, a manager put Rizzo on the block tonight for good starting pitching. I don’t necessarily need Rizzo, but awfully tempting IF I can get him without giving up Price. I offered Samardjzilla and Pineda for Rizzo (I know, not enough), he countered with Rizzo/Perkins (I have a hole at RP, but don’t feel any urgency to fill it) for Price/Ross. I think most folks would jump at it since Rizzo is a 1st rounder, though not sure how much I believe in it. I countered again with Samardjzilla/Ross for Rizzo. That’s like 400 K’s right there. I guess I’m not in love with Rizzo enough to care if accepts or not, but love the idea of getting an empty spot again so I can play the wire.

    I might be weird, I dunno.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SallyCips: Its a ll about roster construction after you drafted. Does it make sense for you? Who do you have at first/CI? who is the other guy trotting out there to replace Rizzo if he doesnt trade for a 1st baseman? In situations like this I have questions

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        @J-FOH: For me, I won’t mind the extra power lift, but I have my limit, and that’s probably it giving up my 2-3 s SPs. He’s desperate for SP. Losing Rizzo for him does hurt in the power department, but not 1b depth as he’ll still have 3. My SP’s after would be Price, Fiers, Pineda, Shoemaker, so still pretty good and there’s a couple of pitchers of interest on the wire that I could replace with.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SallyCips: If you can get him without including Price, that would be ideal

  25. Bas says:
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    Hello fellow Fantasy Baseballers,

    Today I have my draft of my 12 team 5×5 keeper league, but unfortunately I have to work. I wonder if there is anybody of the Razballers who would like to do my draft.I have the 7nd pick in the 8 round. My keepers are Kimbrell, Chapman, Jupton, Cutch, Fielder, Cespedes and Altuve. It is an Yahoo league and the draft is at 1:00pm PDT.

    If you can use the Razzball rankings and strategy I will be gratefull.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-FOH: @Bas: That would be cool if someone can help you out

  26. Josh says:
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    Hey man!
    Had my draft a couple nights ago it’s a 8 team ESPN h2h pts & weekly roster lock league.

    I waited very late in the draft & drafted devin mesasaroco as my catcher keep or drop for any of these names:

    – Travis d’arnaud, mike zunino, wilson Ramos.

    Next for 2b I waited longer than would have liked & got odor & Baez (who has eligibility at SS & 2b) just incase odor or Baez come out of the gate flat (or if Baez starts the season in the minors here are 2b options that are available:

    – neil Walker, scooter gennet, arismendy alacantra, Luis valbuena(eligibe at 2b & 3b), marcus semien (eligible at 3b & 2b), howie Kendrick, Brett lawrie(eligible at 3b & 2b), Jedd gyorko & brandon Phillips too.

    Here’s the rest of my team: (leaving out c & 2b just mentioned above)

    1b- Napoli

    3b- Todd Frazier (also eligibe at 1b)

    SS- hanley ramirez (he’s only eligible at SS now)

    IF- danny santana (eligible at SS & OF)

    OF- Puig

    OF- bryce Harper

    OF- trumbo (eligible at 1b & OF)

    OF- wil myers

    DH- Edwin encarnacion (also eligible at 1b)

    Utility – carlos santana (eligible at 1b/3b & DH)

    Bench- Kris bryant, Baez, joc pederson

    P- max Scherzer

    P- jeff samarjadza

    P- Matt Harvey

    P- Jacob deGrom

    P- mat latos

    P- taijuan Walker

    Bench- iwakuma

    Keep or drop Latos?

    Here are some other Pitchers;
    Vance Worley, drew Hutchinson, Matt shoemaker, shelby miller, Ervin Santana , tanner Roark

    Thanks man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Josh: Id take Walker over Baez right now and hold on the pitching side

  27. Happy Vegans says:
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    Good calls, Mr. FOH! I both Miller and Valbuena in a 14-team league. Also, thanks to both you and Wake for the heads up on the rye. I think I’m going to need a bottle or six for this season.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Happy Vegans: one bottle at a time my vegan friend but why GF?

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @J-FOH: no special reason… if you’re going to have a vegan pizza, you might as go all the way.

        While this only my opinion, I feel better when I lay off the gluten. It’s not an instantaneous feeling either… you have to work all the crap out of your system. It takes time, but I feel that it’s worth it. I just feel better when I eat like that. That’s all.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Happy Vegans: oh so its all in your head

          • Happy Vegans says:
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            @J-FOH: perception is reality or… reality is perception.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Happy Vegans: fads are bad for the money bag?

              • Happy Vegans says:
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                @J-FOH: crossing the chasm, my friend… crossing the chasm.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Happy Vegans: is that like crossing streams?

  28. McNulty says:
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    how would you rank Gennett, Semien, J. Ramirez, Travis, A. Cabrera? and do any of them really stand out?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @McNulty: Gennett, Travis (if he keeps the job), Asdrubal, Ramirez, Semien

  29. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Replace Salazar with Peavy, E. Santana, Peralta, Burnett, Hahn or Paxton?

    • Buge Hoobs says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: or Mujica as I drafted Uehara as well?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Buge Hoobs: Mujica for now

  30. Monken Drunkey says:
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    About Peterson. I know Peraza looked awful during ST. Any clue what could happen if he’s playing solid and Peraza makes his way to ATL? He has that 3B eligibility. Does that mean he’s versatile enough to play elsewhere? Not that it’d be costing me anything to drop him at that point.

    I’m also curious about Graveman. Is the lack of K potential so bad that I should still ignore him, even if he continues pitching this well?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Monken Drunkey: could be hughesish. If he’s solid I don’t see them bumping him

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