I only wish Madison Bumgarner fractured his hand after every single person drafted, because I knew I was never drafting him.  Terrible thing to say?  Perhaps, but I’m not the poor schnook who was still drafting him after I said for the last three months to not draft him.  I even put him in a tier originally in the top 20 starters that said, DO NOT DRAFT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  Okay, not in that tall of a font, but the sentiment was all over that tier.  I said specifically, “This is just like the above tier, and I will be avoiding it, but rather than the above guys who I actually like, just won’t draft, I do not like the guys in this tier, and would never draft them at their price.  So, while I wouldn’t draft the above guys, I really wouldn’t draft these guys.  Got it?  Cool.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Of course, I can’t claim prescience that I knew he’d be hit by a comebacker, but will I anyway?  Hmm…  Why not?!  Prescience ain’t just a word on my Word of the Day calendar that I got in a Secret Santa!  So, I’ve dropped Bumgarner in the rankings, and adjusted his projections accordingly.  My Fantasy Baseball War Room gets updated on the reg, as well.

Anyway, here’s what else I saw in spring training for 2018 fantasy baseball:

Jeff Samardzija – Out for a month with a pectoral strain. Apparently, pectoral strains are going around the majors.  I blame millennials.  They ruined pectorals, and the world.  Sorry, guys, this shizz is on you. I’ve docked Samardzija a monthzija of projections in my top 80 starters.

Scott Kingery – Will break camp with the team.  Kingery dingery dock, Grey ran up to the waiver wire to grab this Scott!  Look at the Jacked Up Jew Kapler flex his trapezius muscles by making out a lineup card!  Check out the Jacked Up Jew Kapler make his abs into a 14-pack while giving Kingery the nod!  Look at the Jacked Up Jew Kapler show off his sculpted calfs while hitting Kingery leadoff!  Kingery has no starting job right now, but Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco and J.P. Crawford are all disposable compared to Kingery.  Actually, besides Hoskins, I’d bench anyone for Kingery.  In my top 20 2nd basemen I’ve upped his ranking and projections.

Jack Flaherty – Made the rotation with the Wainwright injury, and Wainwright’s been Way-wrong for a few years now, so I’m all-in on Flaherty, i.e., Flaherty will get you everywhere.  I’ve moved him up in my top 80 starters.

Luke Gregerson – Will start season on the DL.  Cards may open the season without naming a closer.  In related news, Greg Holland is trying indoor skydiving because he found this Groupon he couldn’t refuse.  Who knows what tomorrow holds for Holland, maybe he’ll go see a matinee.  So much freedom for him from the constraints of being on a team.  I’d continue to own Dominic Leone, Gregerson and Tyler Lyons.

Daniel Murphy – Officially ruled out for the start of the season, which was all but guaranteed all preseason, so I didn’t move him in my rankings, but I also haven’t drafted him and have no intention on it, especially since I have no more leagues.  As Prospector Ralph says, “Knees, man.”  I think he’s referring to how hard it is to come back from a knee injury.  Hey, it’s not Dr. Prospector Ralph.

David Phelps – Had Tommy John surgery to repair his arm.  “His” in that sentence was likely unnecessary, kinda like this update.

J.T. Realmuto – Will start year on the DL.  Sounds like it won’t be long until Jerry Tomato is back with the Marlins, asking to be traded away from the Marlins.

Rafael Montero – Complete tear of his UCL in his right elbow and will have Tommy John surgery.  Dr. James Andrews said he will no longer accept Tommy John stamp cards from Mets starters.

Zack Wheeler – Will start the year on the DL.  Too bad for Wheeler, he was vying to break camp as the 4th backup to the 1st backup for Noah Syndergaard.

Dinelson Lamet – Out until May with a sore elbow.  Too much damn waxing on and off, Dinelson!  No!  Don’t paint the fence either!  This was a dog day afternoon for Lamet.  Jury’s still out, but if you owned Lamet, find 11 other angry men who also owned him, you’re gonna need company.  Elbow pain is of grave concern, and now he’s ranked by Graveman in the top 100 starters, and I moved him down my top 500.  I was kicking myself for not drafting him as of two days ago, now I’m exhaling like Angela Bassett in the arms of Taye Diggs.

Austin Hays – Optioned to the minors to begin the year.  In my rankings, I had Hays ranked around 280 overall with a total of 334 at-bats.  That still sounds about right, but obviously the possibility of him breaking camp with the team flew the coup.  Orioles fly right?  They’re not like ostriches, are they?  How is an ostrich even a bird?  If an ostrich is a bird, I’m a bird.  Yo, I’m a bird!

David Dahl – Sent to Triple-A.  You know what Dahl is?  A Roxtease.

Greg Bird – Had an MRI on his foot, which showed inflammation.  After Bird pulled a Kotchman last year, I would not be surprised if Bird misses five months with a sore foot.  Prove me wrong, man, it’s on you now!  By the way, Casey Kotchman is still a thing at Razzball.  Ha!  You know he’s selling real estate somewhere, and his co-workers are like, “Yo, isn’t that the guy from Razzball’s glossary?”

Brandon Woodruff – Nailed down a Brewers rotation spot.  His name is so close to what I want to name my next dog, Arfer Woofruff.  Though I imagine Cougs will have a say in that.  Ted’s still prolly got another ten years. *makes sign of cross*  Any hoo!  Woodruff throws 95 MPH, but that hasn’t exactly translated to strikeouts in the majors.  He might be a velocitease, but there’s enough promise for NL-Only leagues right now.

Mike Napoli – Indians released Napoli, like his mom releases her nipples.

Mike Fiers – Will start year on the DL.  As Martha Quinn would say, “Please, no tears for Fiers.”

Drew Pomeranz – Sounds like he will start the year on the DL.  My guess is the Sawx will fill-in Pomeranz’s spot for a week or two with Brian Johnson, while filling in for domestic abuser, Steven Wright, with Hector Velazquez.  Mean’s while, Sawx fans ponder the depth of their rotation with thoughts of Chris Sale going every third day.

Johan Camargo – Will open season on the DL.  In his place, the Braves will let the river run through 3rd.  The Rio Ruiz, that is.

Steven Souza – Diagnosed with a right pectoral strain.  The pectoral strain is different than the pastoral strain, which affected Grandmother Moses earlier work when she was depicting sheepherders getting lap dances from sheep.  A pectoral strain is likely a shorter rehab stint for Souza, than the original prognosis of a shoulder strain, but I’m still docking him a month of his projections.  I moved him into the top 80 outfielders.

Yasmany Tomas – Optioned to the minors, even with the Souza injury.  Crushing blow to Dave Stewart’s fantasy team.  That team’s name, “I Think K-Rate Is Short For Karate.”

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Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Best DL stash….Alex Reyes, Danny Salazar, Zach Britton, Ed Rodriguez or Dinelson Lamet? Thoughts on dropping either Miguel Cabrera or Hosmer for Acuna or Kingery? I also have Encarnacion at 1B.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: Just saw Ohtani was dropped. Would you make a play for him instead of Cabrera, Hosmer, Snell or Jon Gray?

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
4 years ago

Need help picking 5 keepers. Forever. Narrowed it down to. Harper, Springer, Buxton, Acuna, C.Seager, Benni, Thor and Severino?

ganggreen
ganggreen
4 years ago

my lineup daily is {for a 11 team otisserie league. not head to head but its season long points. with on base percentage and walk ratio.}

C: Contreras
1b: Votto
2b: Murphy
3b: Longoria
SS: Seager
Of: Yelich
Of: Marte
Of: Hoskins
uty: Myers Bench: Lamb, Duval, Mazara,

Sp: syndagaurd
sp: Snell
Rp: Giles
Rp: Miller
P: Madson
P: Minyaya
Bench: Kela , Claudio, Gausmen, Pomeranz, Corbin
OK I KNow I need pitchers but its an inning limit that which helps me sort of. Its a high limit. I start starters when they start, I have 2 bench spots available I’m thinking of getting Peacock, hader, Faria, somebody. being an obp league makes Votto a top 10 Producer.
What do you think of my team? Please thanks.

Tony D
Tony D
4 years ago

Hey Grey – who would you grab for ROS closer value – Dom Leone, Blake Parker, or Boxberger? Thanks!

JJ
JJ
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Drafted a 16 teamer H2H, would you be able to analyze and give some feedback?

1. (3) Nolan Arenado (Col – 3B)
2. (30) José Abreu (CWS – 1B)
3. (35) Andrew Benintendi (Bos – OF)
4. (62) Jonathan Schoop (Bal – 2B)
5. (67) Billy Hamilton (Cin – OF)
6. (94) Chris Taylor (LAD – 2B,SS,OF)
7. (99) Travis Shaw (Mil – 3B)
8. (126) Ken Giles (Hou – RP)
9. (131) Rich Hill (LAD – SP)
10. (158) Trevor Bauer (Cle – SP)
11. (163) Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atl – OF)
12. (190) Scooter Gennett (Cin – 2B,3B,OF)
13. (195) Michael Wacha (StL – SP)
14. (222) Patrick Corbin (Ari – SP)
15. (227) Dylan Bundy (Bal – SP)
16. (254) Danny Salazar (Cle – SP)
17. (259) Drew Pomeranz (Bos – SP)
18. (286) Álex Cláudio (Tex – RP)
19. (291) Jorge Alfaro (Phi – C)
20. (318) Joakim Soria (CWS – RP)
21. (323) Juan Minaya (CWS – RP)

Thanks!

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
4 years ago

Pick 5 keepers forever. Harper, Springer, Bennii, SS Seager, Buxton, Acuna, Thor or Severino? Can’t decide please help.

Ty Inez
Ty Inez
4 years ago

What up G! every year we start of with grade my team. Last year I finished in the money again (5 straight!) with your help( THANK YOU). This is a 12 team 5×5 roto and I basically went against your wise words and went pitcher pitcher pitcher. I’ve never drafted this way but had a wild hair last second. Fuck it.

Had the 11th pick…here’s the order

Sherzer
Kluber
Degrom
Bergman
Hoskins
Merrifield
Devers
Knebel
Gallo
Hosmer
Gattis
Rosario
Samardza (before injury)
Kiemaier
Colome
Conforto
Pomeranz
Thames
Lynn
Grickchuck

Right after my draft I thought I hated my team. I’ve warmed up since. Thinking about getting rid of thames for Wacha. How much do you hate it?

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
4 years ago

Happy Monday my friend!
Love the “I told you sn on Baumgartner”…hey I listened! I probably drafted for crap but at least I listened there. As always, great read and I liked your picks a lot on Razz’s Best-

Ok had our draft this weekend for our Yahoo 12 team 18 year old league. Cats are
Offense= R, Hr’s, RBI”s, SB’s, Total bases & Avg
Defense- Wins, Losses,, ERA, SO, WHIP & saves -Holds
We get two keepers picks per year determined by moving up 2 places for previous years draft position…. My keepers for this year Were I got to keep Correa in the 6th & Hoskins in the tenth.

Keeps move up two positions every year so I can potentially keep Correa for 2 more years and Hoskins for 4 more….ok here is the team I ended up with. I made two foolish mistakes by messing up my cue and not paying attention, not once, but twice….
The main one ending up with Chris Davis who I would not have picked up and also JT Realmuto, just took him earlier than I meant. Let me know what you think and where i need to tweak and bale

C- JT Realmuto ( since on DL) also tookC. Ianetta Wouldn’t normally keep 2 catchers but since i messed up on picking him by accident I figured I needed someone who could play tis he is better

1b= Hanley Ram. & Chris Davis( I am not a fan of CD) virtually cussed loud enough the whole internet had to hear me
2b- Dee Gordon
3b- A Beltre
SS- Correa
LF- Hoskins
CF- Billy Hamilton
Rf- Nelson Cruz
Util– Brinson
SP’s- Kershaw, Severino, Luke Weaver, Giolito, Cole Hamels,& james Tailon
RPS- Diaz, Osuna, Shane Greene & AJ Minter

Not my best team I have drafted and first year our league went with saves + holds and whip. I probably have one too many starters ( who to drop) and did I mention I hate Christ Davis?
Anyway, thoughts, ideas, early BDAY gift of Kingery?

Appreciate any input as always thanks. You mention din your email to make sure I had profile marked as a site supporter, not sure how I see that btw?

Some players on the wire avail be tomorrow( I have 5th pick) Kingery, Leone, Flahery, Matz, Dickerson, Zimmer, Logan M., Samardzija , G. Holland to name a few…

As ways, thanks my friend,

Champsok1 aka Eddie Bear!

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
4 years ago

Hey Grey! I’m interested in your take on my team this year; just drafted:
Daily 12-team H2H with the following categories:
R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG
W/SV/K/ERA/WHIP/QS no innings limit

Offense:
C: J.T. Realmuto
1B: Cody Bellinger
2B: Brian Dozier
3B: Jake Lamb
SS: Alex Bregman
OF: Bryce Harper
OF: Rhys Hoskins
OF: Ender Inciarte
UTIL: Eddie Rosario
BENCH: Eric Thames
BENCH: Scott Kingery

Pitching:
SP: Robbie Ray
SP: José Quintana
P: Luis Castillo
P: Sonny Gray
P: Rich Hill
RP: Roberto Osuna
RP: Wade Davis
Bench: Blake Snell
Bench: Miles Mikolas
Bench: Shane Greene
Bench: Madison Bumgarner (soon to stash on the DL)

Thanks!!

Not the real Hubie Brooks
Not the real Hubie Brooks
4 years ago

Thoughts on this pitching staff in a standard 5×5 15 team mixed league? We start 8 pitchers with an innings limit that usually means 4-6 starters and 2-4 relievers. Is WHIP going to be a huge problem?

SP Carlos Martinez, Robbie Ray, Jose Berrios, Taijuan Walker, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Mike Minor
CL Corey Knebel, Alex Colome
RP AJ Minter, Steve Cishek, Yusmeiro Petit

Not the real Hubie Brooks
Not the real Hubie Brooks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks, boss!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Hola Grey..:.
Need your thoughts/opinions/suggestions.
In a 10 team H2H league. My team:

C -Zunino
1B- Encarnacion
2B- Jose Ramirez
3B- K Seager
SS- Treat Urner
OF- Betts
OF- Benetendi
OF- Pollock
Util- Hosmer
Bench- Mig Cabrera

SP DeGrom
SP Quintana
SP Castillo
SP L Weaver
SP Snell
SP J Gray
RP Rivero
RP wade Davis

Would you add any of these pitchers instead of anyone on my roster? Taijuan Walker, Gausman, Corbin, Matz, Jordan Montgomery, Stroman, Corbin, Porcello, Flaherty or Bundy? Also, is Miggy worth a roster spot in a shallow bench league?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: Wacha, Maeda, Mikolas and Fulmer are also available.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the input. I’d like to somehow own at least Wacha or J Montgomery. I’ll play the waiting game tho

Kevin
Kevin
4 years ago

12 team 5×5. Thoughts?

C: B McCann
C: Alfaro
1B: J Abreu
2B: Schoop
SS: Story
3B: Bryant
CI: Mancini
MI: Peraza
OF; Harper
OF: Bellinger
OF: Puig
OF: Michael Taylor
OF: Maybin
Util: T Anderson

Bench: Renfroe, K Marte

SP: C-Mart
SP: L Castillo
SP: S Gray
SP: Gausman
SP: Bundy
SP: Wacha
SP: Mikolas
RP: K Giles
RP: Melancon

Bench: Ryu, T Williams, Ziegler, Gohara, Ramos

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
4 years ago

this is awesome, as otani posts an awesome K/BB his price falls rock a rock to the point i’m getting made fun of for drafting him with a 2ND ROUND FREAKING PICK in a 16 team dynasty league (yahoo, so i’ll have to waste 2 roster spots owning him) and here at the point where i drafted him in this espn league. OPS, total bases, QS, holds added here. keep 9 and they have to be like this: 2 SP, 2 RP, 5 different kinds of hitting position (2 OF allowed). 14 team h2h. had to drop pham/pollock/braun from this. and trade away paxton for sano. missed getting anderson/gone varnish + senzel here, which has mostly been my plan in these 14-16 teamers. but then kingery went and senzel went earlier, but this didn’t seem to influence robles’ price
C chirinos (23)
1B goldy (K)
2B schoop (K)
SS anderson (16)
3B sano more (K)
MI gone varnish 2B/SS (18)
CI zimm (he’s really cheap compared to ADP lately across many leagues, 14)
LF rhysus (K)
CF mcclutchen (10)
RF stanton (K)
OF puig RF (13, this is just stupid cheap he was like 6th on my board after keepers which started in the 10th round)
util delino CF/LF (11, first league this year where the owner of him didn’t go a lot ahead of ADP)
BN (3 because we have max 12 SP starts per week, so about 9 SP optimal) –
harrison 2B/3B (19)
robles RF (21)
brantley LF (24)

SP (8 with one usually being a streamer 7 moves per week):
darvish (K)
wood (K)
otani (AND the hitter TOO since it’s espn, 11)
cueto (15)
morton (17, here is where i could’ve gone senzel)
ryu (22)
karns (26)
newcomb (27)

RP (room for 5)
kimbrel (K)
hand (K)
nicasio (19)
madson (25)
minter (28)
how’s this look?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
4 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: and now i see how otani looks in espn too, he’s a ghost (doesn’t count as a Bn hitter, but is there, in faded grey text rather than full black), this is exactly what yahoo should’ve done. how hard was that?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
4 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i just checked this why in the hell would otani’s ADP be LOWER in espn than yahoo, in espn you get the hitter + pitcher, NOT in yahoo. so unless the yahoo ADP is a mishmash of his hitter ADP and pitcher ADP (it might be) this is goofy.

espn ADP (115)
yahoo ADP (85)

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
4 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: but even that last doesn’t make sense as i KNOW otani the hitter in yahoo is way lower than even near 100th.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it’s a 14, not quite as insane. and yeah, SP was going higher as it went, similar to a 16’er. sorry i had said 16’er. i do so few 14’s and more 16’s.

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

I’m trying to figure out who to take in round 4/5 of the draft of my three-keeper, 12-team league (5×5 standard). The following are likely to be available by my pick:

Acuna, Rendon, Bregman, Hoskins, Severino, Verlander, Nola, Darvish, Donaldson, Marte, Yelich, Ozuna, Cruz, Gordon

Who would you take to pair with my existing keepers of Harper, Betts, Rizzo (assuming none of these names will be around for round 6)?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  hanklongball
4 years ago

@hanklongball: Rendon or Severino for me. If pitching is shallow due to keepers I’d grab Sev.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
We just had our 10 Team H2H Points Auction Draft last night and I like my pitching but am a bit week in the OF. I was thinking of trading Zach Godley for Marte. I know he is giving up more than me, but he really needs pitching and he has extra bats.

My OF is currently Puig, Cain, Rosario and Mancini.

My current SPs are (hang on to your mustachio):
Stras, Ray, Darvish, C. Mart., Godley, Bauer, S. Gray, J. Gray, Wacha and Clevenger.

I know I am not giving you everything, but I am sure you have better things to do. Good deal for me I would imagine. Your assistance as always is much appreciated.

By the way, he offered me Hamilton for Darvish – Yuch!

Thanks much Grey.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

@Yankee My Wanky!: Marte. Not close.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Grey, like either of these deals in a 15 team obp slg k/9 k league

My Hill and Archer for his Strasburg and either Cargo or C Dick…rest of my staff is Greinke, J Montgomery, Reyes, Nelson, VV, Mikolas)

My Kingery for his Weaver and a 12th round pick 2019 (1st rounder as we have 12 keepers)…trying to sell on the Kingery hype but maybe I should just hold tight…my other 2b is Odor

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Nightpandas
4 years ago

@Nightpandas: @Nightpandas: one more : Schwarber or Desmond…

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Nightpandas
4 years ago

@Nightpandas: id hold the two pitchers. Your whole staff is risk filled or injured already. You might need the depth. I think Schwarber is in for a big bounce back this year so I’d keep him but Desmond is ranked higher.

No way im trading Kingery for less than a top 100 type batter with the hype. He’s real deal.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Grey!

Big draft tomorrow night and was offered a keeper trade before the draft. 10 team 10 player keeper H2H league. My Arenado and Acuna for Trout. I think it’s a lot to pay but I have Rendon that I could slot in at 3rd and my outfield is Hoskins, Ian Happ, Acuna and Conforto so Trout would obviously be a big upgrade. Thoughts?

LG

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

Had my 14 team ESPN 5×5 auction draft yesterday. Bought one too many big bats that it handcuffed me competing for SPs. I have since traded Trea/Faria for Kluber/Brach. Now i feel good about the team. Low on speed because of the trade and need more saves, but SAGNOF.

C Chirinos $1
1B Freeman $45
2B Scooter $1
SS Trea $53
3B Franco $1
MI Story $14
CI Bird $3 (will DL him) and scoop up someone from waivers
OF Bryce $57
OF Yelich $29
OF Puig $22
OF Rosario $5
OF Soler $1
Util Belt $1
BN Hays $1
BN McMahon $1

SP McCullers $9
SP Gray $7
SP Snell $1
SP Faria $1
SP Mikolas $1
SP Gohara $1
SP Harvey $1
RP Parker $1
RP Buehler $1
RP Bearclaw $1

What do you think?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Crazy that I ended up with C-Mart, Weaver, and Wacha in my 12 – tm…thinking of adding another Cardinal, Mr. Flaherty. Would you dump J. Bell, (have Hosmer at 1B and M. Taylor as my other Bench player with Trout/Puig/Ozuna/Polanco in my OF&Utility spots), as he is just a bench player or one of Corbin/Gausman?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I am scaling back on fantasy this year, so I drafted my 1st squad last night. 12 team, H2H, R HR RBI SB OBP SLG QS W SV ERA WHIP K/9.

I’m hoping for big things from Whit, Shaw, and DeJong. I definitely need Shaw to help with my power numbers. How’d I do?

C – Hedges
1B – Rizzo
2B – Merrifield
3B – Shaw
SS – Tim Anderson
OF – Blackmon, L. Cain, Benintendi
UTIL – K. Davis
Bench – Deshields, DeJong

SP – Syndergaard
SP – L. Castillo
P – Godley
P – Garrett Richards
P – Peacock
RP – Hand
RP – F. Rivero
Bench – Charlie Morton, Alex Reyes, Greg Holland

Thanks for the time!

Sphinxter
Sphinxter
4 years ago

Dreaded Catcher ?—Ianetta, Grandal. D’Arnaud, Vazquez or Flowers?

Wudaben
Wudaben
4 years ago

Need to pickup one of Eduardo Nunez or Kingery. Each will be bench bats but at the moment Nunez has more versatility. Who would you grab in a points league?

J-Money
J-Money
4 years ago

Alright man, the dreaded hows my team post…drafted last night, 12 team h2h OPS and K/9…

C – Grandal
1B – Rizzo (k)
2B – Merrifield
3B – Arenado (k)
SS – Lindor (k)
MI – Kipnis
CI – Rendon (k)
OF – Puig, Mancini, Margot, Polanco
U – Alonso
B – Acuna, Deshields
SP – Darvish, Tanaka, Gausman, Morton, Maeda, Clevinger, Giolito
RP – Brach, Britton (DL)

Waiting for waivers to open up to add another reliever with Britton in the DL spot…

Thanks man, looking forward to your work this season!

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the feedback man!

Trevor
Trevor
4 years ago

Is razzball doing the batter, batter, batter contest again this year?

Nitro
Nitro
4 years ago

10 team HTH, Keeper league:

Which side do you like better?

T Story and A Wood for JD Martinez

Thanks

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
4 years ago

Jeez, the current D-Backs brass must really hate Tomas, eh? I get why they don’t want him playing the field regularly, but don’t see why they couldn’t use him as a weak side platoon bat/late-inning pinch hitter off of the bench. They still have to pay him all of that money regardless.

Never understood all of the excitement surrounding Samardzija. He hasn’t been particularly good since his half season in Oakland back in 2014. He’s been durable (prior to this season) and he doesn’t allow many free passes. That’s nice. But he’s not a huge strikeout guy, gives up a good amount of homers (even in mostly pitchers’ parks), and allows his share of loud contact, especially with runners on base. I guess he gives you extra points if your league has a “workhorse” category.

Lamet is another guy who was never really on my radar. Good slider, but basically a two pitch guy. Lots of homers, lots of walks, poor run support and defense, barely averaged more than five innings per start throughout his career. Are those six punchouts worth poor ratios and only the occasional win?

Won Leonys with a modest bid in the first FAAB cycle of the year. Is likely to be platooned, but the AL Central doesn’t have any tough lefty SPs to speak of. Duffy maybe. Mejia got sent down. No Indians or White Sox to worry about. Could end up being the cheapest 12/25 that nobody is talking about.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I can see Finnegan being a hot ticket in NL-only. Still has some upside. Woodruff and Lugo could be interesting options for your Tout squad if available.

Tomas would be a perfect fit at DH. The only problem is that the D-Backs would have to eat 80+% of his remaining salary and be willing to take just a low-level prospect in return. Teams just don’t pay for that type of player anymore.

Eng
Eng
4 years ago

Long time no talk Grey, but I’m a Razzball OG and your rankings formed the basis of my draft yet again so thanks again!

3 OF + UTIL league. Drop Avisail Garcia or Pujols for the NeoKing?

Eng
Eng
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you!!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Thoughts on my big money league?

10 team 5X5 with OBP h2h limited season moves ($100 real money budget for moves)

C Gattis
1B Bellinger
2B Albies
3B Gallo
SS Correa
OF Betts
OF Hoskins
OF Acuna (N/A)
UTL Conforto (DL)

*BN Rosario
*BN Alonso
*BN Kipnis

SP C Martinez, Nola, Castillo, Godley, Price, Snell, Fulmer, Manama

RP Iglesias, Treinen, S Green

With limited moves and a h2h format, I had to make sure I built a deep rotation. The limited moves essentially make streaming impossible ($5 a move after the trade deadline).

* Carrying a couple extra bench bats until Acuna is called up and Conforto is activated from the DL in mid April. This will open up a spot for another starter or reliever.

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: *Manaea

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
4 years ago

Hey Grey. I’m in a dynasty, keep forever league. Will be heading into our draft tonight with the following keepers already on my squad (won the league last year). Any glaring holes or weaknesses I should be looking to plug?

1B – Goldschmidt
2B- Gordon
3B- Rendon
SS – Turner
OF – Springer
OF – K Davis
OF – Haniger
DH – DeJong
B – G Polanco
B – I Desmond
B – T Story
B – W Calhoun
B – N Senzel

SP – Carrasco
SP – Darvish
SP – McCullers
SP- Paxton
SP – Duffy
RP – Doolittle
B – Urias

Thanks

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
Reply to  Abe Froman
4 years ago

@Abe Froman:

It’s a 10 team, 6×6 league with OPS and QS

Jacks
Jacks
4 years ago

Hi! 9 team (boo, used to be 12) $300 keeper league. This was our 35th draft! Has to be the oldest continuously running fb league (started it the year the roto book came out). How are my chances?

C- Realmuto $17, Zunino $2
CI – Freeman $27, Sano $18, Smoak $2
MI – Schoop $17, Albies $12, Tim Anderson $6
OF- Blackmon $25, Harper $31, Margot $15, Cespedes $16, Bradley Zimmer $2
WM — Daniel Murphy $2
Bench — Michael Taylor, Jake Lamb, Matt Kemp

SP- Sale $27, A Wood $12, Bauer $7, Jon Gray $2, Ohtani $16, Tanaka $5, D Salazar $2
RP – Kenley $27, Herrera $8
Bench – Nate Jones, Boxberger, Wacha and Charlie Morton

stevea
stevea
4 years ago

Hey Grey

Thank you, in advance, for continuing to rate teams. Thoughts on this one?

Redraft, 5×5 (includes combined Saves/Holds), 12 teams, 20 players per team

C – Grandal
1B – Jose Abreu
2B – Robinson Cano
3B – Rendon
SS – Trea Turner
OF – Byron Buxton
OF – Puig
OF – Chris Taylor (for now)
UTIL – Carlos Correa
BN – Ronald Acuna
BN – Daniel Murphy

SP – Carlos Martinez
SP – Lance McCullers
SP – Luke Weaver
SP – Michael Wacha
SP – Charlie Morton
SP – Michael Kopech
RP – Dellin Betances
RP – Juan Nicasio
RP – Dominic Leone

DL – Drew Pomeranz

stevea

Stevea
Stevea
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks [email protected]Grey: thank you

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

OBP 10 team Yahoo h2h limited moves

Best pick up:

Alonso, Morrison, Haniger, Mancini, Kiermaier, C Davis, Cargo, Choo, Suarez, Longoria, Zimmer

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

What do you think a reasonable bid is for Kingery… $100 faab total, very deep 10 man h2h mixed league with 28 roster spots. The managers aren’t afraid to bid usually.

Thanks,
J-NYC

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Sandman
4 years ago

@Sandman:
You won’t win with $7
Hype is huge rn

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I think Tommy Pham may be wound just a bit too tightly. I read an interview with him where he was talking about his vision being off from 20/15 back to 20/20. He was talking about watching tons of film and making these tiny adjustments moving his hands an inch here or there. He’s been taken out of big league games and playing backfield games in an effort to find some confidence. There’s just something in his demeanor that makes me think if the spring struggles continue into the season he could really easily get himself into a funk.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Great I have him everywhere!

matt
matt
4 years ago

grey how would your top 12 rankings change in a 6×6 w/ OPS?

Lipservice
Lipservice
4 years ago

Hey-o

Keeper league:

Give: $12 correa, $15 cano, $10 Domingo Santana
Get: $10 trea turner, $13 Chris Taylor.

Eddie Rosario would become my 4th OF with trout/Harper/bellinger the other 3.

Thoughts?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Heya Albo. I gave you a pretty good read on Kingery early on. You could just tell by the way everybody in Phillyland, particularly Welcome Back Kapler, was talking about him that his time was very soon.

I have Kingrey and Flaherty twice each so was pretty happy to see them make OD.

I know you’re as excited I am about Ian Kennedy’s 11.5 k/9 for the spring.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Chris Davis hit 1st again. I think this is actually a thing.

Looks like Villar is penciled in to hit 7th with Arcia hitting 8th. Good landing spot for Villar. Should have 100% green light ahead of Arcia. Arcia takes a little hit stuck in the 8th spot. Either could climb up with good starts.

Domingo Santana struck out 24 out of 53 PAs this spring.

The next couple of days are gonna drag…

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Great I just traded Oakland closer for him!

Kyle Eberth
Kyle Eberth
4 years ago

Which Side :: Rizzo + Rendon OR Abreu + Bregman?

Taylor
Taylor
4 years ago

Greyster in a h2h QS W K 12 man who would you suggest out of this mess? Thanks bruh

Ryu Pivetta Williams Norris

Jay
Jay
4 years ago

Would you rather keep Goldy at $41.3 or Springer at $23.1? Keeping Turner and one of these 2, love Springers value but hate to see Goldy go…

Skeezix
Skeezix
4 years ago

Hey Grey, I asked you a closer question the other day but I didn’t give you enough context. We keep 4 hitters and 2 pitchers each (Kluber/Severino in my case), so 60 players (plus 3 prospects each) will be off the board. It’s 10 teams, but we also must start 3 relievers, 18 hitters, 7 SPs, and 9 reserves – so it’s pretty deep rosters. Looking at the batters that will be available when I pick (8th), I’m not super excited depending on who falls to me. Would you ever consider grabbing Kimbrel (or even Aroldis) at that spot? Janssen is being protected so he’s not available. It’s very possible that he will be the top $ value player available on the board using Rudy’s values, if he gets to me.

JashFath
JashFath
4 years ago

The Dr. Andrews stamp card joke lololol. You’re in mid-season form, Grey. Just don’t injure your typing elbow before Opening Day. RIP my sweet Lamet.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Better bench bat Brantley or Brinson? 12T redraft H2H?

Thanks

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Steve
4 years ago

@Steve: Brantley, DL him, then Brinson. That’d be my plan. And if you miss out on Brinson by the time Brantley is DL eligible, there should be someone comparable out on the wire.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m pretty pumped that you’re seeing a bigger year from Brinson than I previously realized. Had grabbed him pretty late in an NFBC draft at the end of January. Clutch!

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

Gotta get in on this team evaluation Monday.

Had a 15 team 6×6 draft last night.

R / HR / RBI / AVG / OPS / SBN
W / QS / Ks / ERA / WHIP / Saves

Didn’t realize that it was Net Stolen Bases until like 3 rounds into the draft. That is going to drive me nuts. Obviously will need to SAGNOF and plan to just treat the category like a normal Steals category I guess.

Got a lot of K heavy RPs which has been my approach in nearly all my Roto drafts this year. Gonna be utilizing that Streamonator early and often.

C- Iannetta
1B- Smoak
2B- Odor
3B- Bryant
SS- Story
MI- Peraza
CI- Franco
OF- Yelich
OF- Puig
OF- Mazara
OF- Soler
DH- Eduardo Escobar
UTIL- Tim Beckham
Bench – Brantley (DL)

SP- Scherzer
SP- Darvish
SP- Jon Gray
SP- Corbin
SP- Clayton Richard
RP- Rivero
RP- Iglesias
RP- Treinen
RP- Andrew Miller
RP- Givens
RP- Chad Green
RP- Josh Hader

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: This is roto btw

Dubs23
Dubs23
4 years ago

Need someone to analyze this. All opinions welcome:

C-Alfaro, d’arnaud
1st – Rizzo
2nd – Schoop
MI-Peraza
SS-T Anderson
3B-Gallo
CI-Mancini
OF-Harper, Marte, Rosario, K Davis, Mazara
DH-Mauer
Bench-Cozart, K Marte, Trumbo, J McCann

SP-Quintana, Bauer, Castillo, Godley, Weaver, Odorizzi, Mikolas
CL-Colome, Treinan
Reserve P – T Wiiliams, K Gibson, B Peacock

FAAB starts this week so Ill be adding three guys.

My minor leaguers/draft whomever I want are Vlad Jr, AJ Puk, Blaze Jordan.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Dubs23
4 years ago

@Dubs23: 12 team 6×6 with OPS and QS. Forgot the details. Whoops.

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 12

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: [email protected]Grey: 12 teams 6×6 with QS and OPS

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. I know your swamped with draft season so I appreciate your time. As you know, you are my density but what you didn’t know is that you were ride or die at the draft!!! Hope to find a closer with FAAB over the next couple weeks. Bredosian is avail.

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: As you know I have Treinan, Colome, and Peacock but you advised me that my relief situation is a little weak. You mentioned I should add Bedrosian but some stuff has changed so available to me is Bedrosian, Leone, Watson, Dyson, Boxberger, and Strickland. I know you like Watson out of the Giants but do you like Watson more than the others I mentioned. Thanks.

dubjay
dubjay
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
So the season hasn’t started yet and I’m already firmly entrenched behind the 8 ball.
My pitching staff which looked like a strength a couple of weeks ago has been decimated by injuries. BUMGARNER, SAMARDZIJA, LAMET all went down. Still have McCullers, Castillo, Manaea, Bundy and Paxton but definitely don’t feel as warm and fuzzy as I did as of last week. Here are the best available replacements.
J.FLAHERTY
MATZ
NEWCOMB
FELIX HERNANDEZ
A.COBB
MUSGROVE
SABATHIA
FOLTY
RYU
What do you think? I guess i need the top 3. aargh(insert charlie brown face here)

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
If you could pick just one based on gut instinct….

Zach
Zach
4 years ago

Drafted my 10 team h2h league this weekend and I’d appreciate your input please.

C J.T. Realmuto
1 Freemab
2 Albies
SS Bogaerts
3 Rendon
OF Trout, Cruz, Marte
Utl Myers, Cespedes
B Lamb, Hamilton, Bour

SP Carrasco, Castillo, Berrios
RP Iglesias, Colome, Melancon
P Duffy, Morton

SallyCips
SallyCips
4 years ago

Yo Grey, let’s do this, bro!

*Sigh* I drafted Lamet right before the news came out. Oh well, hoping for the best for him.

Put in my claim for Kingery, another piece of news that I saw right after my draft ended. Oh well, hoping for the best for me. ;)

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
4 years ago

Draft tomorrow – context: ESPN, 6 player keeper (no limitations) head to head, 5X5.
Keepers: Betts, Bryant, Rizzo, Bellanger, Benentendi and Acuna
I have the 6th pick (looking for an arm).
Available (in order of your ranks) – Degrom, Carrasco, Ray, Martinez, Grienkie, Nola, Quintana, Bauer, Kuechel, Ohtani. Also everyone in the “Their intellectual property is a lack of IP.” tier
Best bats available – Schoop, Sano, Segura, Cespedes, Pollock
My questions is if Degrom, Carrasco, Ray and Martinez are gone within the first 5 picks (may happen), would I be crazy to grab Schoop, Segura or Cespedes/Pollock and grab one of Grienkie, Nola, Bauer, Kuechel, Ohtani or someone from the “Their intellectual property is a lack of IP.” tier in round 2. Realizing I would have to cobble together my pitching staff. Thanks in advance; appreciate any and all input.

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

My 2nd try @ RCLs this year after bombing out last year with 2 miserable finishes & a 3rd place. I even put my $20 on the line. I spared grabbing 8-10 SPs & used MRs who could give me K’s & good ratios (I hope)
Let me know how I did …it’s a learning curve but I think the team look pretty decent overall. With the short bench I should be able to adapt as needed. Thanks for giving us an edge & teaching us “the Way” …Such a brutal 72 hours …you’d think this was the NFL
Here’s what I drafted:
C Lucroy (290) I plan the go with the hot bat all year
1B Hoskins (26) a reach but I got the guy I wanted
2B Altuve (2)
3B Suarez (194) waited a bit but not the worst
SS Segura (71)
CI Smoak (143)
MI Story (95)
OF JD Mart (23)
OF Cain (74)
OF Rosario (119)
OF J Martinez (218)
OF Kemp (263) just a hunch & always able to pick up another bat
Util C Santana (167)
SP Darvish (47)
SP Godley (98)
SP Cueto (146)
SP Walker (191)
SP Chatwood (215) 2 from the same team but I think he does well away from Coors & on a good team
RP Jensen (50)
RP Hand (122)
RP Vizcaino (170)
RP Betances (239)
RP Bedrosian (242) not sure why they let a few teams snag so many closers
RP Britton (266) placed on the DL … picked up M Givens
RP AJ Minter
strengths? weaknesses? suggestions??
Thanks

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
4 years ago

@henncoop: ugh …sorry for the length

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks ….that is the highest praise. Glad I made up for last year so far but it is a long grind to the finish line.
Cueto seemed safe & reliable but now a #1. Walker should get better as far as putting it together (maybe finally) plus the humidor. A big reach on Hoskins & other pieces fell into place.

Waiters
Waiters
4 years ago

Might be able to do Buxton for Flaherty, Piscotty and Grandal in a dynasty league. Thoughts?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
4 years ago

The guy who beat us all to pick up Kingery is the guy who drafted Bumgarner, so I guess I’m a little less disappointed I missed out.
How’d I do on my draft? 12 Team H2H
HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG
QS, ERA, WHIP, S+H, K/9 (30 innings weekly minimum)

C- Castillo
1- Freeman
2- Taylor
3- Rendon
SS- DeJong
OF- Betts
OF- K Davis
OF- Hoskins
UT- Puig
UT- Anderson
BN- Acuna, Franco, Brinson, Gurriel

SP- Nola, Castillo, Salazar, Snell, Corbin, J Nelson
RP- Miller, Betances, Robertson, Hader, Madson

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Ended up snagging Salazar at pick 159 so I felt it was worth the risk plus we get 3 DL spots in this league.
I’m punting QS and hoping my strong relievers can get me 10-15 innings per week and I’ll only have to use 3-4 starts a week and keep solid ratios.

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

Hi Grey, do u think Jeff Flaherty will remain in the rotation once Wainwright returns?

Nathan
Nathan
4 years ago

Trade: Harper for Rizzo and Bregman

Nathan
Nathan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Current Lineup:

C JT Realmuto ( W Ramos)
1B Hoskins
2B Merrifield
3B Devers
SS Story
2B/SS Albies
1B/3B Nunuz
OF Harper
OF Bellinger
OF JD Martinez
OF Brinson
OF Kepler

Figured I could move Rhys to the OF and put Bregman at 2B/SS

Or maybe my OF is the weakest part of my team. It was a deep 38 round draft so there is very little left to pick up.

Dannybetter
Dannybetter
4 years ago

Greylord!

Excited for another season and my morning read of greys expertise

Drafted last night in a points league. 12 team h2h points.

6th pick

C. Grandal
1b rizzo
2b albies
Ss. A Russell
3b rendon
Ut c Santana
Of benintendi
Polanco
Mazara

Bench will Myers

P
Kershaw
Thor
McCullers
Bauer
Paxton
G Richards
Salazar
Harvey
Eduardo Rodriguez

Edwin Diaz
J familia

Looking forward to the season!

crumbelievable
crumbelievable
4 years ago

12-team points league–would you drop any of these guys for Kingery? J. Peraza, L. Brinson, M. Taylor, M. Franco. Peraza is occupying my MI slot (Moncada and Turner at 2B and SS), Brinson/Taylor filling CF for me until Acuna comes up, and Franco is a bench bat with Rendon and Hosmer at 3B and CI, respectively.

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I’m curious how you, Grey Albright, use your waiver claim? Do you like to use it on the inevitable spring-training drops by nervous owners? Do you tend to save it for later in the season? Or do you just use it on any old guy you like and not think about it? Any Grey rules or at least Grey habits when it comes to waiver claims? Do tell….

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
4 years ago

10 Team AL 5×5 with Net Runs (Runs minus HR)..1 Catcher, 2 UT
Chirinos
Morrison, Chapman, Devers
Dee Gordon,Solarte, Drury
Upton, Kiermaier, Reddick,Piscotty, gamel
n Cruz, Cron
Paxton, bundy, Estrada,Aaron Sanchez, karns
Osuna, Rodney, kela, betances
Have R Lopez on reserve but probably still need a SP…

Thoughts.?

Cheap Thrillz
Cheap Thrillz
4 years ago

C – Realmuto
1B – Rizzo
2B – Merrifield
SS – Correa
3B – Sano
OF – Pham
OF – Hoskins
OF – Bradley Jr.
UT – Gennett

B – Morales
B – Fowler
B – Suarez

Any concerns you see for a 5×5 roto league

Cheap ThrillZ
Cheap ThrillZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

12 team

Other bench player is Souza

Cheap ThrillZ
Cheap ThrillZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

12 team

Other bench player is Souza

Cheap ThrillZ
Cheap ThrillZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: @Cheap Thrillz:

12 team

Other bench player is Souza

Cheap ThrillZ
Cheap ThrillZ
Reply to  Cheap Thrillz
4 years ago

@Cheap Thrillz:

12 team

Other bench player is Souza

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

had my 12 team 5×5 draft last night – how did i do – will my pitching hold up??

C – Contreras
1b – Sano
2b – Happ
3b – Bryant
SS – Segura
Of – Harper
Of – Ozuna
Of – Buxton
Util – C. Taylor
Util – Margot
Bn – Deshields

Sp – Severino, Castillo, Lester, J. Gray, J. Montgomery, Giolito, Chatwood
Rp – Morrow, Bradley, Claudio, Ziegler, Leone

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

I hate drafting the same top line guys on multiple teams (I’m a Sagittarius, we crave variety!). Like if I had the #1 pick 3 times, I’d take Trout 2/3 at best. But on 3 teams I ended up with a Lindor/J.D.; a Lindor/Stanton; a Lindor/Stanton/J.D. Unintentionally heavily invested in Lindor this year. And I’m not even particularly high on him.

Marti
Marti
4 years ago

I am stashing Acuna in my 10-team auction draft who should I draft Lane Adams or Preston Tucker for the first two or three weeks of the season.

2nd question Is Jack Flaherty worth $6 in 10 team nl or throw-back and hope I get cheaper

Mike Villani
Mike Villani
4 years ago

Hey Grey, I have the #1 waiver claim in my 12 team weekly h2h points league. I drafted Baez and Chris Taylor for 2B should I claim Kingery?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Could you rank the below in a dynasty league format?

Ender Inciarte, David Price, Danny Duffy

Charlie Chapman
Charlie Chapman
4 years ago

My two bench bats are Scooter and E Rosario – drop either for Kingery?

MikeZ
MikeZ
4 years ago

2 questions for my team in a 12 team 5×5 roto league, no bench, 2 DL spots. 1) I drafted Conforto, and picked up Brantley as a FA after the draft. With Dinelson Lamet going down, I drop Brantley here? 2) To fill in for Conforto: Dexter Fowler or Jarrod Dyson? I have Betts, Odor, Bregman, Happ, Polanco, Albies but none of the huge steals guys.

Thanks for all your advice.

MikeZ
MikeZ
4 years ago

2 questions for my team in a 12 team 5×5 roto league, no bench, 2 DL spots. 1) I drafted Conforto, and picked up Brantley as a FA after the draft. With Dinelson Lamet going down, I drop Brantley here? 2) To fill in for Conforto: Dexter Fowler or Jarrod Dyson? I have Betts, Odor, Bregman, Happ, Polanco, but none of the huge steals guys.

Thanks for all your advice.

True and Correct
True and Correct
4 years ago

Straight up, Moncada or Kingery.

mernest
mernest
4 years ago

12 team 6X6 H2H categories pick 4 with one keeper from last year, mine was Bryant.

I decided this year to punt K’s and QS, thinking i’ll at least get 3 of the remaining 4 Holds, Saves, ERA, WHIP with min 20 innings per week. But only works if my offense gets me 4-5 categories (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS), figured I’d try something new to get me at least 7 categories per week.

Zunino
Santana
Schoop
Bryant
Segura
Kinsler
Donaldson
Betts
Pollock
Mazara
Calhoun
Nelson Cruz
Acuna
Alonso
Semien

Stroman
Duffy
Rivero
Giles
Bradley
Melancon
Brach
Chad Green
Givens
Neshek

Should I drop Semien for Kingery as a bench slot?

Thanks Grey you rule.

mernest
mernest
Reply to  mernest
4 years ago

@mernest: welp Kingery got swooped for Souza so nvm haha

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  mernest
4 years ago

@mernest: He who hesitates has the decision made for him.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Gattis or Castillo?

Thanks

OldMilwaukeePoudners
OldMilwaukeePoudners
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Had my keeper league draft. Wondering if I could get your opinion on the team & possible move to improve.

C- Alfaro
1b – Rizzo (k)
2b- Happ
3B- Franco
SS- Trea (K)
MI- Tim Anderson
CI- Hosmer
OF – Mookie (K)
OF- Springer (k)
OF- Bellinger (k)
OF- E. Rosario
OF- Mancini
UTL – Kingery
B- Acuna, Daniel Murphy

SP- C-Mart, Castillo, Wacha, Corbin, Clevinger
RP- Rivero, Bradley, Familia, Rodney, Andrew Miller

So, once I found out that Kingery made the team, I cut Jordan Montgomery for him. As soon as Murphy hits the DL, I’ll have a stream spot for SP/RP. Didn’t plan on taking Murphy, but he lasted until pick 97 so I pulled the trigger.

Would you drop Tim Anderson for Brinson now that Lew has the starting gig in MIA? I am fairly confident that no one else would add Anderson.

Thanks, Homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey. I’m going to have to be vigilant with FA SP adds, but Kingery signed a bigly extension today and made the roster. Hes gonna get his ABs from the looks of it.

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
4 years ago

Good morning Lothario,

Can you give me your thoughts on this 12 team H2H points team? 5 keepers- i kept Treat Urner, Bryce, Judge (18th rounder) , Benintendi, and Seager. Our league is -1 for K’s and 1.5 for SB. All other stats are standard. Any areas you see that need immediate improvement? Thanks in advance!

Pitchers
Carrasco
Luis Castillo
Gio Gonzalez
Jon Gray
Jordan Montgomery
Porcello
Blake Snell
Reserves:
Giolito
Alex Reyes
Taillon

Bats:
C- Alfaro
1B Miggy
2B Whit Merrifield
3B Devers
SS Corey Seager
MI Treat Urner
CI Zimmerman
OF Benintendi, Harper, Odubel, Judge
DH Josh Bell
Bench- Colin Moran, Eugenio Suarez, DJ LeMahieu, Lewis Brinson

Philsfan
Philsfan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks!

Chief Wahoo
Chief Wahoo
4 years ago

12 team mixed H2H 6X6 (no keepers)–Pitching (Wins, Losses, Saves, ERA, WHIP, K/9), Hitting (Runs, RBI, HR, SB (net), BAVG and OPS). Weekly IP minimum of 45.

C – Barnes
1B – Gallo
2B – Dozier
3B – K. Seager
SS – Bregman
CI – Suarez
MI – C. Hernandez
OF – Blackmon, Pham, Cain, Schwarber
UTIL – Dickenson
Bench – None (for now)
SP – Kluber, Nola, Castillo, Samardzija, Duffy, E. Santana, P. Corbin, J. Montgomery
RP – Rivero, Hand, Neris, A. Miller

First ask is a general impression of how I did in the draft and if there appear to be any trouble spots at any position or with any category. I felt like I was able to get decent value with the exception of MI and C.

I know Santana and Shark are going on the DL by the time the season starts, so I’ll be able to do at least one pickup. Would certainly consider dropping others for further improvements if they are out there. Here are some of the more intriguing options on the wire:

C – Chirinos, Lucroy, Iannetta, Martin, d’Arnaud, Hedges

MI – Panik, Zobrist, Wong, Walker, A. Cabrera

All other Hitters – Peralta, José Martinez, Hicks, Kemp, Dahl, Schebler, Brinson, Pillar

SP – Roark, Manaea, Odorizzi, J. Nelson, Estrada, E. Rodriguez

RP – Bedrosian, Leone, Reed, Kela, Devenski

Would appreciate any thoughts on the team as well as any of those waiver wire options I should look to add. Thank You!

Chief Wahoo
Chief Wahoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey! Love the site.

Arguing Balls
Arguing Balls
4 years ago

Should I hold Renfroe over Scooter as a last bat?
Also, should I hold Holland or grab Rodney or Leone?

Thanks Man!

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

Hey Gray, excited again for another fantasy season with Razzball. Here is my 12-team Y! standard money league squad (I had the first overall pick):

C -Le Boeuf Castillo
1B – Wil Myers
2B -JRam
3B – Rendon
SS – Bregman
OF – Trout
OF – Springer
OF – Pweeg
UTIL – Sano
UTIL – Mancini
BN (for now) – Acuna

SP – Archer
SP – Bauer
RP – Andrew Miller
RP – Archie Bradley
P – Sonny Gray
P – Ziegler
P – Soria
P – Leone
BN – Gausman
BN – Bundy
BN – Wacha
BN – Taijuan Walker
DL – Britton

I’m pretty pumped about my hitting, seem pretty set in all 5 cats. Pitching might be an issue with wins and ERA, as well as too many AL East guys, but Miller should help, hopefully i can flip some relievers for starters down the line.

Any advice / thoughts? Thanks again man, been a reader for a long time and always appreciate the help!

Katman
Katman
4 years ago

It’s not surprising that somebody who’s comfortable using the phrase “Jacked up Jew” should botch the word “schnook.”

Arguing Balls
Arguing Balls
4 years ago

Renfroe, Maybin, or Scooter for overall value?
Also, Should I hold Holland over Rodney and Leone?

Thanks man!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 years ago

Yo so I was reading you talk about Gomorrah the other day about it being the shit so I gave it a whirl. Here are my thoughts.

First: Bloodbath
Second: Lot of man on man face touching going on here. I started face touching my wife like this and she hates it.
Third: This show is awesome
Fourth: I want an entourage like Genni… What an excitable bunch of yes men!

Good reccomendation we are at the part now where Genni gets a haircut. I think that is the translated title of the episode as well.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Shitwolf
4 years ago

@Shitwolf:
Gomorra!
HaHa I started doing the face thing too