*screaming at the top of my lungs* BASEBALL IS BACK!!! Shouldn’t it be “at the top of my voice box?” At Razzball, we make you think. Not too hard so your eyes go crossed, because that would not be very nice. See, we’re nice too. Baseball is back and, brucely, I couldn’t be (water) any happier. The top 500 and my 2022 fantasy baseball rankings are locked. Well, until my top 100 for the 2nd half that will look nothing like the current 100. Also, I won’t have time before the season to go over my Yahoo Friends & Family team, competing against Dalton Del Don, Pianowski, etc., but here’s the team, if you’re my-team-curious — it’s 15 team, mixed, 5×5:

Anyway, here’s what else I saw in Spring Training for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Pedro Severino – Suspended for 80 games, due to taking fertility drugs that were on the banned list. So that’s what that noise was being picked up by microphones behind the plate:  Pedro Severino sobbing loudly any time Tatis Jr, Acuna Jr., and Vlad Jr. enter the batter’s box. This also explains why Pedro was always seen carrying around an egg on the basepaths, he was showing his wife he’s ready to care for a baby. Just brutal family planning news for the Severinos. Any hoo! He was removed from the catchers rankings.

Victor Caratini – Signed with the Brewers. Blech. Just the thought of putting a baby carrot in your martini glass and filling it with Miller. Gross. Some people have no taste.

Alex Jackson – Traded to Milwaukee. Brewers shoving square pegs into a Pedro Severino-sized hole.

Taijuan Walker – Was rocked in his last start, and his knee is bothering him. Mets’ rotation is going to Tylor Megill and a scarecrow in a deGrom jersey.

Tylor Megill – Will be the Mets’ Opening Day starter if the game isn’t rained out. From out of the rotation to the Opening Day starter, the Mets are hilarious.

Brandon Nimmo – Got a cortisone shot in his neck and might still get IL’d. In case you were trying to locate him.

MacKenzie Gore – Optioned to the minors, because this Gore thing won’t ever happen, right? Padres like this with hitting prospects: *pushing baby bird out of nest* “Fly, birdie!” Padres with pitching prospects: “We’ve been so hurt by Paddack that now we just trade for guys.”

Jordan Hicks – Will start the year as the Cards’ 5th starter. His longest outing in the spring was 1 1/3 IP; has zero games started in the majors leagues in his career, and he’s thrown 10 major-league innings since 2019. Making Hicks a starter on the last day of Spring Training feels like something that should’ve been outlawed by the Geneva Conventions. Can’t NATO step in?

Jake Marisnick – Signed with the Pirates. What are the odds Marisnick sees more ABs than Oneil Cruz? Put me down for $5.

Andrew Knapp – Signed with the Pirates. Move over Indianapolis, there’s a new Knapptown.

Shogo Akiyama – Released by the Reds. Don’t have to Shogo home, but you can’t Shogo here.

Bryson Stott – Made the Opening Day roster. Stott’s entertainment! Now we’re talking DADDY! *looks at his projections* Oh. Well, good for him! Kidding, I have him in some leagues, and am excited to see what he can do. Rookie projections are generally conservative, and Stott can out-perform them.

Greg Bird – Signed a minor league deal with the Yanks. Will be nice that he’ll get to retire for the team that once made him famous for doing nothing.

Jose Cisnero – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. Sad for the one guy who’s the Nero gender.

Stephen StrasburgNats’ GM Mike Rizzo said Strasburg might be ready for May 1st. Don’t feel like googling it, but I could’ve sworn Rizzo said Strasburg would be ready to go a week after his last injury, and he was sidelined, what? 11 months?

Todd Frazier – Retired from baseball. The same day Ron Marinaccio, a fellow Toms River native like Frazier, made the Yankees’ Opening Day roster. Indiana Jones removing an idol and replacing it with a similarly sized sandbag, but with MLB players from Toms River.

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frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

Padres trade for Rogers makes complete sense now

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

It’s just one day. One terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Or maybe he was just vamping until Rogers deplaned?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
2 months ago

Bumgarner? Mantiply? In a public restroom somewhere, Plouffe is crying to himself.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Is…is Tony Santillan the Reds closer? Bunch of Reds dudes on the Twitters seem to think so. Dropped my 2nd C for him. Fingers crossed

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

12 team H2H. We start 3 OF (and 2 Util). I have ridiculous OF depth … Yordy; O’Neil; Franmil; Castellanos; Suzuki; Julio Rodriguez; and Ozuna. Although I prefer keeping only 1 bench bat, I see no reasonable infield or pitching pickup.

But Straw is available. Should I drop Ozuna for Straw?

Clubber
Clubber
2 months ago

I ‘m grabbing Jordan Hicks… He was touching 105 mph in the Spring…He may get 200k’s before June and another TJS.

Skeezix
Skeezix
2 months ago

Grey, I just noticed that Anthony Bender is available on waivers. It looks like he’ll get first shot, but there appears to be lots of competition – especially when Floro is back. Would you drop Robert Suarez or Giles for Bender?

Also for what it’s worth, Drew Steckenrider is also available.

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

Yo Grey, any interest in Colin Moran? The CBS projections are crazy high even though none of their experts have him in their top 300, so thought I’d check with you. I’ve currently got a waiver claim in for Canha as my backup OF but curious about Moran.

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

Hey Grey, thoughts on Colin Moran? CBS has crazy high projections on him even though none of their published experts have him in their top 300. Even so I thought I’d check with you. More specifically, do you like him even close to as much as Canha?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

Swanson hitting 9th… that can’t be great. Would you swap him for Gleyber already?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Don’t wanna jinx it but Mahle is looking filthy against a still good Acuña-less bravos lineup.

Fried came out with his head on fire throwing 98 before imploding just now. That dude did that to me more times than I can count last year.

1st inning: “OMG, he’s gonna throw a no no!”

3-4th ish inning, “OMG he doesn’t know how to hold an f’n baseball! Yea the hell, is he hurt?!”

Hopefully I didn’t just jinx Mahle.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

And the ump starts squeezing Mahle bad. That was horrible umping.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

I own Mahle and the only thing that drives me crazy about him (not really him, management) is he never goes beyond 5.2 innings lol. I own him virtually every season in a QS K:9 league. Such a stud. Can never get a QS. Cross fingers he’s a top 25 SP) I’m being nice, I really want him to be a Top 10 SP LOL

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

For some reason my posts aren’t always going through. I’ll keep it simple (to start). Any love for Colin Moran? CBS projections are super high, so I’m curious what you think about him. Do you prefer him over Canha as a hitter?

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

Hey Grey, CBS has crazy projections for Colin Moran, which is at least causing me to take a look. I’ve got a waiver claim in to get Canha as a backup OF. Do you think Moran is worth a claim in case I don’t get Canha? I’d probably still have to drop Lewis as he’s probably my worst hitter (I’d still have Vaughn as my backup OF). So two questions:

1) Do you prefer Canha to Moran?

2) Do you think Moran is worth considering for a claim even if it would be more for DH if it meant dropping Lewis?

Curious George
Curious George
2 months ago

How much do you buy into what luzardo was up to this spring? 8 team points league with 7 bench slots, weekly lock. Just looking for a lottery ticket on my bench. I suffered through 8 weeks of luzardo last season because I believed in the talent… trying not to get sucked back in as I think the right move is houck or Sandoval… thoughts?

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Robert Suarez a drop in most leagues if you have him for saves? Or do you think Rogers could falter?

Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Bender > Sewald?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Or Alcala?

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

Happy Opening Day!! Can’t wait to see the Phillies tomorrow..

O’Neil BIG day and there was a Torenado (almost two of them).

rolliefingers
rolliefingers
2 months ago

Looking at SP streamers next week. Which do you like the most for h2h points league?

Megill v SF, @ ARI
Mitch Keller @ MIL, @ CHC
Josiah Gray v ARI, v SF

(stream-o subscriber)

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Need replacement for Moncada?
Yandy
Moose
Biggio
Flores
Urshela
Bohm
Dozier
B.Anderson
Toro
Arreaz

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

grey,

I know its only one game butg I am thinking about dropping Yadi Molina.. These are my options:

C. Vazquez
K. Higashioka
J. Stallings
E. Diaz

Hold or pick one them up? Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

picked him up. Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I think u might have been right about Albert. 0-5 today

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Robertson got the save! Should we speculate on him? Pick up Robertson over Sewald or Devin Williams (have on my team for ratios as my league doesn’t have holds).

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
2 months ago

I added a couple people, whats your opinion on them?
I added: Andrew Kittredge, Hunter Greene, and Bobby Dalbec.
didn’t really need a 1st baseman but looked and his stats and he’s got a really good average and max exit velo, and I think 99th percentile barrel rate. And some guy predicted him to get 35-40 homeruns but idk about that, id say at least 28+ hr

Javi
2 months ago

O’Neill with a 3 run Salami!!!!!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Javi
2 months ago

Arm strong, baby! To da moon!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
2 months ago

Nikki Lopez got me like we’re all in a hotel lobby.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
2 months ago

Go Tellez on the Mountcastle! Play bawl!

florida jack
florida jack
2 months ago

start Framber @ angels?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Wick comes out in the 8th, gettin smacked around. Givens warming up.

Safe assumption Robertson is the closer or wishful thinking?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you grab Robertson over Stratton, Floro or Sims?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I dumped Colomé for him. F those ratios & I hate owning that dude. Made me feel dirty. Plus Colorado is unlikely to make him suck less. Let’s hope Robertson sticks.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

With Paddock leaving SD, do you think Gore takes his place in the rotation?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

Uh Oh. Hayes got paid, and then leaves with wrist issue.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Hahaha

Lucky Dog
Reply to  pugs slugs
2 months ago

“Very minor cramp” – they’ll give him some Mydol & call it good.

bigbear
bigbear
2 months ago

Different league same player… 12 team Roto 5×5

CJ Abrams for bench bat over anyone? FAAB? Thinking Straw.

Team:
1B – Mancini
2B – India
3B – JoRam
SS – Wander
OF – Teoscar, O’Neill, Winker
UT – Shohei, JuRod
Bench – Witt, Tork, Straw

SP – FreddyP, Manaea, Kopech, Ryan, Ranger, Houck, JoMo, H.Greene
RP – Diaz, Rogers
IL – Baz

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bigbear
bigbear
2 months ago

CJ Abrams for bench bat over anyone? FAAB?

Team for context:
1B – Alonso
2B – Albies
3B – Wander
SS – Boba
OF – O’Neill, Kelenic, JuRod
UT – LuGu, Witt
Bench – Tork

SP – FreddyP, Cease, Manaea, Ryan, Ranger, Houck, Severino, JoMo, H. Greene
RP – Iglesias, McGee

H2H 12 teamer 5×5

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Steve
Steve
2 months ago

14T obp

Nimmo already riding the inj pine…

Do you like Marsh or Kemp over Nimmo, who I’m already losing faith in.

Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Suzuki! They can’t get him out!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

Happy OD everyone!
Also, I totally got that Indiana Jones reference. It was a reference to Indiana Jones!

PanochaVilla
PanochaVilla
2 months ago

Hey Grey…last nights draft 8×8 10 team league …. feel like i pulled the trigger on too many rookies/2nd year… what ya think?

C Contreras
1B Alonso
2B Semien
3B Mondesi
SS Bobby Boi Jr
MI India
CI Torkelson
OF Acuna
OF Tucker
OF Robert
OF Rodriguez
OF Gurriel

P Wheeler
P Cease
P Montas
P Stroman
P Houck
PSandoval
P Kopeck
P Ober

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

It’s detailed circular analysis like this that keeps me coming back every year. lmao

Techsan
Techsan
2 months ago

Who has more upside with the Halos, Sandoval or Syndergaard? Thanks!

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Albies hitting 5th against righties and 2nd against lefties. We rely on him getting around 100 runs. Hitting 5th behind doesn’t leave a lot of RBI opportunities after the other big guns clear the bases. What do you think this does to his counting stats?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Dumb how they have him all the way below Ozuna. Albies is a switch hitter too. Doesn’t make sense to me.

Kill the wave
Kill the wave
2 months ago

H2h weekly with 6 bench would you draft 1 bat and 5 pitchers or zero bats and 6 pitchers for the bench? Thanks Grey

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Need to add a reserve OF in a 6×6, 10-team league. We use obp and tb along with r,hr,sb,rbi. Who do you like best out of Myers, kwan or marsh? I read your sleeper article on marsh. I also know how you feel about kwan. I checked your obp rankings. I think they me driven off of steamer which does not reflect the same level of enthusiasm for kwan. Thanks

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southside dom
southside dom
2 months ago

Grey! We’re back! Minimal research done except for your pitcher pairings, top 100 and the draft tool. How we looking?

C Murphy
1B Abreu
2B Albies
3B Candelario
SS Polanco
MI Chisholm
CI Schoop
OF Alvarez
OF Robert
OF Teoscar
OF O’Neill
OF Yastrzemski
DH Vaughn

P Berrios
P Cease
P Manaea
P ERod
P Valdez
P Skubal
P Severino
RP Trivino
RP Soto

BE Biggio
BE Quantrill
BE Plesac

southside dom
southside dom
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

12 teams

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  southside dom
2 months ago

Zoinks on the OF regardless of team count!!

Jeff Gilden
Jeff Gilden
2 months ago

Hey Grey –

Two questions for two different leagues.

#1
In one, I’m looking to pick up a hitter. Not looking for specific categories, just curious about who you think has the bets shot at making an impact. Can you give me your top 3 from these:

CJ Abrams, Bryson Stott, Lane Thomas, Dom Smith, Kole Calhoun, Tsutsugo, JD Davis, Garrett Cooper, Steven Kwan

#2
In the other, I need a SS. Can you give me two from this list?:
Jeremy Pena, Bryson Stott, Brendan Rodgers

Thanks, as always – and good luck!

Jeff

ThePoonTycoon
ThePoonTycoon
2 months ago

i have always been a grey acolyte when it comes to stacking bats and finding pitching late. with covid implications the last 2 seasons, i’ve leaned even heavier in that direction. because it’s opening day, here we go!

12 teams, 5 keepers (+ 1 minor leaguer), h2h, snake draft

C Ruiz
1B Voit
2B India (K)
3B Machado (K)
SS Witt (minor keeper)
OF Harper (K)
OF Jimenez (K)
OF Robert (K)
UTIL Adell
UTIL Reyes

Bench Kirilloff, swanson, marsh, jesus sanchez

SP Berrios
SP Bassitt
SP Eovaldi
SP S Gray
SP Jon Gray
RP S Barlow
RP Bednar

Bench Josiah Gray, H Greene, McKenzie, Wood

Minor Leaguer slot Volpe

(3 Shades of Gray being the obvious team name here)

10 team auction keeper roto league, 5 minor league slots (took over an existing squad and went to remaking the roster, keep 5-10 MLB guys and up to 5 minor leaguers and qualified rookies)

C Varsho
1B Alonso (K)
2B India
3B Devers (K)
SS Witt (K)
OF Soto
OF Tucker
OF Just Dong (K)
UTIL Machado

Bench Schwindel, Polanco, Marsh, Sanchez

Injured FTJ

SP Berrios
SP Sandoval
SP DeSclafani
SP Montgomery
SP Suarez
SP Houck
SP Skubal
SP McKenzie
SP Josiah Gray
RP Warren
RP Sewald

Minor Leaguers: Carroll, Alek Thomas, Zac Veen, Jordan Walker, Nick Yorke

Oh yeah, CBS ranks my hitting as D- and a D respectively. lol.

KarlJ
KarlJ
2 months ago

Just lost Moncada to the IL with an oblique strain. I moved Torkelson over to 3B and grabbed Voit for CI but should I have picked up Candelario instead?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

Happy Opening Day #1 Grey!

10-TM, NL, H2H 5×5 (OBP)

I have the #2 WP. Not sure if the #1 will use it on Rogers. Currently, I can compete in 4 of the 22 matchups in the Saves category based on today’s rosters. However, if Rogers is the closer for the entire season, I become competitive in 12 out of the 22 matchups. Would you put in a claim in this situation or wait for the trade of a big SP/H later down the road?

Current RPs: Warren, Smith, Kennedy, Rainey, Suarez. I would have to drop one of these also, which I’m guessing is Suarez or Kennedy.

Thank you!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Suzuki hitting 6th. That’s not exactly where I thought he’d be in that lineup. Ortega and madrigal hitting 1 and 2.

Brett
Brett
2 months ago

Grey, any concerns with edman batting 9th? Would you still hold him over someone like Carlson, Grisham or Straw?

Alan Buchnea
Alan Buchnea
2 months ago

Argh! I’m trying to re-subscribe to your MLB Tools, but I’m being told that my Username and email is already taken (they’re both mine) and I should change them? Please fix this and take my money.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Alan Buchnea
2 months ago

Hi Alan –
Sending you an email.

Rudy

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

1. Good morning!
2. Ya like Wick more than Sulser?
3. Who closes for Min now? Committee cluster####?

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
2 months ago

Yo Dawg!

Finally got this loaded at work. Quick question re: a 12 team points league.
I’ve got an open spot, so looking for best available of:
Gonsolin, McCullers, McKenzie, Brash, Reid D, Houser, Lodolo – could also go bat with one of Straw, Adolis, Abrams (just don’t see where I’d play them)

Current roster:
C: Murphy
1B: Mountcastle
2B: Ceasar (Yuck)
3B: Riley
SS: Wander
OF(x3): Tucker, Yordong, Castellanos
UTIL (x2): Tim Anderson, Adalberto
B: Jul-Ro, Grisham
SP: Woodruff, Kopech, Luis Garcia, Gallen, Skubal, Severino, Sandoval
RP: Hendricks

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
2 months ago

Matt Harvey coming back to the Orioles. O’s hoping the Dark Knight sequel is better than the original?? What gives with that team?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Say hello to the Pirates new leadoff hitter…

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Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

Haha-nice

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Happy opening day and a request for your opinion as per the yearly tradition. GM got cute this year and roided up our roster size (to encourage trades I guess) and tinkered with scoring adding OBP over AVG. Speaking of tinkering I haven’t really done much with this roster yet as I am in a blood sport literal tie in the championship round of my big money basketball league. (Prayer hexagon please).

10 team 6×6 H2H R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG – K/QS/ERA/WHIP/K9/SVHLD

Not my favorite draft But admittedly I was pretty unprepared this year. Thoughts?

Also would you drop any of those SP for brash? And is it pointless to hold Laureano?

Thanks man!

C: Elias Diaz (315)
1B: Jared Walsh (126)
2B: India (76)
3B: Yoan Moncada (145)
SS: Bichette (6)
2B/SS: Willy Adames (195)
1B/3B: Kiriloff (155)
OF: Luis Robert (15)
OF: Yordan Alvarez (26)
OF: Teo Hernandez (35)
OF: Tyler O’Neill (65)
OF: Seiya Suzuki (106)
UTIL: Nelson Cruz (115)
UTIL: Kelenic (186)
BE: Dylan Carlson (206)
BE: Candelario (226)
BE: Andrew Vaughn (266)
BE: Joe Adell (275)
BE: Jeremy Peña (335)
BE: Steven Kwan (waivers)
BE: Ramon Laureano (346)

P: Nola (46)
P: Fried (85)
SP: Montas (96)
SP: Joe Ryan (166)
SP: Luis Garcia (175)
SP: Ranger Suarez (215)
SP: Lance McCullers Jr. (235)
SP: Zach Plesac (255)
SP: Tony Gonsolin (295)
RP: Chapman (105)
RP: Kenley Janson (146)
RP: Will Smith (246)
RP: Adam Ottavino (286)
RP: Johnny Lasanga (355)
BE: Luis Patino (306)
IL: James karinchak (326)

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Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah man sounds about right. Need to wheel a deal a bit. But hoping the dice rolls my way! Thanks!

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

Who do you prefer for saves in these bullpens?

Fulmer or Soto?
Wick, Robertson or Givens?
Barnes or Whitlock?

Mczero
Mczero
2 months ago

Great to have you back!! Andrew Vaughn or Kwan?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Back lol

wudaben
wudaben
2 months ago

Opening week is always a crapshoot in picking starters. Need to choose 4 for the 4 day week:

McClanahan vs BAL (Means)
Kopech @ DET (Skubal)
Pablo Lopez @ SF (Rodon)
Joe Ryan vs SEA (Ray)

DeSclafani vs MIA (Rogers)
Urquidy @ LAA (TBA)
Mahle @ ATL (Fried)
Houck @ NYY (Montgomery)
Greene @ ATL (Anderson)

I’ve got the top 4 in there now but am waivering the most on DeSclafani and Urquidy vs Pablo and Ryan. Thoughts?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Jul-Rod/Walsh over Abreu?

ray
ray
2 months ago

Hey Grey, Happy Opening Day!
Pick one…
Jordan Mongomery vs TOR and @ Bal

Austin Gomber @TX and vs Cubs

Marco Gonzalez @MN vs Houston

Mitch Keller @STL vs WASH

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points, weekly lock
Need one:

Megill @ Wash, 2nd start???
Hunter Greene @ Atl, @ LAD (matchups scare me)
Whitlock (RP/piggyback) @ NYY (3), @ Det (3) vs Minn (3)

Thanks

Sam
Sam
2 months ago

Hey grey! Happy April 7!
Whatcha think… my Abreu and Logan Gilbert for albombso

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Great article as always! Which player would you add In a 12 team, roto, saves+holds league… S. Beer, R. Greene, J. Miranda, T. Casas or B. Stott?!? Recap..

C – C. Kelly
1B – Abreu
2B – France
SS – Witt, Jr.
3B – Franco
CI – Bregman
MI – Gleyber
OF – Benintendi, Eloy, Robert & Tucker
U – Kwan & A. Hays
BN – A. Giménez (considering replacing with maybe Stott?!)
SP – Manoah, Bassitt, S. Gray, P. Sandoval, Gore, Baz & Lodolo
RP – Preely, Knebel, W. Smith, Trivino, Romano & McFarland

Also, would you replace Smith and McFarland with Seranthony Dominguez and A. Munoz? Please advise.

Many thanks,
LadyScorpio

P.S. Nice team! Glad we’ve got some of the same players!!

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LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you for ALWAYS answering my questions!! You ROCK!!!

ERad
ERad
2 months ago

Tell my wife I love her!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
2 months ago

Happy Opening Day Grey!

Apologies for the length of this post.
Please rate my v v shallow yahoo 10 team H2H Std Cat league draft from yesterday:

C – D.Varsho
1B – Vladdy
2B – India
3B – Mondesi
SS – Tim Anderson
OF – Acuna
OF – F Reyes
OF – Suzuki
UTIL – P. Goldschmidt
UTIL – Grichuk
Bench – McMahon
Bench – J Bell

SP – Ray
SP – Berrios
SP – Cease
SP – Manaea
SP – Sandoval
SP – Montgomery
SP – Kopech
RP – Jansen
RP – Kittredge
BN – Means
BN – deGrom (got him in round 22 el oh el. He can ride my IL)

Do you see any holes / areas to improve? Unsurprisingly, the waiver wire is fairly deep currently.
A few notables:
-Chris Sale
-Syndergaard
-Trenien
-Joe Ryan
-Doval
-L Trivino
-Strasburg
-Luzardo
-Tyler Duffey (new closer for MN?)

-Garver
-J Adell
-AJ Pollock
-Dalbec

I am considering trying to flip Goldy and Means package for a stronger 3B backup if (when) Mondesi goes down. A few options for possible trade (please rank):
-Bryant and Knebel
-Devers (I would probably throw in deGrom too)
-Julio Rod and Torkelson. (would hopefully get for Goldy only)

Thanks for your continued help!

Last edited 2 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Great feedback! Thanks Grey.

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
2 months ago

Drop Tony Gonsolin for McKenzie Gore in NL only?

BAC
BAC
2 months ago

5×5 OBP 10 team.

Light on steals and infielders but the rookies are really tempting. Pick 2 to add please.
Straw, Abrams, Adell.

And should I drop Gonsolin, Lodolo or Urquidy for Civale, Ynoa, Javier?

And thank you again for the incredible amount of hard work you put into this. The content is the best in the industry.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

Alcala over Stratton or Giles? Man, you must hate answering Closer questions (I know I hate asking them).

mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Like the team too bad Ye Olde Thyme Bard will be closing for Rox!

A question and a team for feedback if you don’t mind…
What do you think the split is in SEA for saves and would you rather own one of them or Alcala/Duffey if you had to choose?

Here is a team for you to look at, 10 team H2H categories…
C- K Ruiz
1B- Abreu
2B- Albies
3B- J Turner
SS- J Baez
OF- Springer, T O’Neill, S Suzuki, Wisdom
UT- Votto
UT- Baddoo
IL- Acuna
SP- Woodruff, Wheeler, Morton, Fried, E-Rod, Snell, Baz, Quantrill, Skubal
RP- Chapman, Melancon

Thank you sir!

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Varsho, Kirk, Olson, Albies, Devers, Bo, Torkleson, Witt, O’Neil, Teoscar, Eloy, Yordan, Polanco, Julio R., Carlson

Ray, Gausman, Webb, Peralta, Musgrove, Monoah, Eovaldi, Cease, T. Rogers, Kimbrel, E. Diaz

Small and shallow six team standard roto. We use QS instead of W. All teams are kind of stacked due to size. Would you trade Eovaldi for Springer or keep Eovaldi? Eovalsi is really becoming a true ace. Loved his peripherals and his actual production. But, I think could use some offensive depth.

Thanks for your help.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Grey, you skipped over my question. What gives? ?

Manormachine
Manormachine
2 months ago

New team name: Thots for Stott!

Is there any conceivable reason why I would start Kyle Hendricks today in a 15 teamer?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 months ago

Would you trade betts for Robert in an OBP dynasty league?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

When do injured players get put on IL? For example, Shane Baz is still DTD. ( I have him in dynasty for context)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  scoboticus
2 months ago

they are starting to place players on IL. If you go to https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/baseball/mlb/player-news you can see exacgtly when they are placed on IL

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

In 3 leagues, I have 2 closers: Suarez and Taylor. I assume neither will be a full-time closer. Should I drop both or just replace Suarez?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

I have a huge logjam in my OF and need to make some cuts, These are my OF’s:

Alvarez
Betts
G. Cooper
A. Frazier
Mullins
Ohtani
Reynolds
Robert
J-Rod
Rosario
Trout
Tucker

Is there anyone I can cut/drop?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks and Happy opening Day to you my friend. I have Altuve, Nicky “Two Strikes” madrigal, Betts, and Frazier along with Cano at 2B. Should I keep Frazier, and drop Cano or just cut them both?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i traded Cano, Frazier, and Brubaker for $17 in cap room

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

sorry $25 in cap room

Dustin
Dustin
2 months ago

Happy Opening Day, Grey & Razzball folks!

Am I overly cautious to leave Houck &/or Pivetta on the bench for their Bronx starts (I could bench Pierce Johnson & Jesus Luzardo for one or both) in my 13 team roto weekly lineup locks with Period 1 being today-this Sunday (i.e. short week 4/7-4/10)? I often get into these kinds of conundrums early in the season and fall back on park and gut team priors. Don’t think Luzardo is going to pitch at all – it’s definitely a ratios saving angle, but I might be galaxy braining myself (as ever!).

Pretty confident in leaving out Pivetta for Pierce – definitely the border case is Houck for essentially a blank spot. But not really fancying an early foray into Yankee Stadium…

Joed1414
Joed1414
2 months ago

Hey Grey, Big Trade Rogers to Sandiego. What are the chances Duran becomes the closer there?

squidblob
squidblob
2 months ago

That bullpen really sets the Bar-low!

John
John
2 months ago

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

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

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

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

John
John
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Nice. So I should grab Lowe, Lasagna and Colome and drop Hays, Javier and Bender now. Grab Sims for IL. Do I have that right?

Too legit to Witt
Too legit to Witt
2 months ago

Got a little starter happy in my draft last night, and now it looks like I’ll be either punting saves or taking SAGNOF (including for steals) to a new level this season. Interested in your take on the team below and what I should target in the early FA:

C – K Ruiz
1B – M Olson
2B – J India
3B – R Devers
SS – B Witt Jr
2B/SS – J Polanco
1B/3B – R Montcastle
OF – E Jimenez
OF – T O’Neil
OF – L Gurriel
OF – J Kelenic
OF – M Ozuna
UTL – A Garcia

P – Z Wheeler
P – J Peralta
P – F Montas
P – S Manaea
P – T Houck
P – N Syndergaard
P – M Kopech
P – H Greene
P – P Sandoval

BN – J Luzardo
BN – J Adell
BN – A Rutschman (moving to IL slot as soon as available)

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

Grey, this was my last night draft. 12 team roto. 6 x 6. R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, XHB. W, ER, K, ERA, WHIP, SV + H

Suggestions for my team? Drafting with 11th pick

Pick 11 Freeman 1B
Pick 14 Robert OF
Pick 35 Story SS
Pick 38 O’Neil OF
Pick 59 Eloy OF
Pick 62 Wheeler SP
Pick 83 Gausman SP
Pick 86 Musgrove SP
Pick 107 Edwin Diaz RP
Pick 110 Franmil OF
Pick 131 Cronenworth 2B, 1B, SS
Pick 134 Matt Chapman 3B
Pick 155 Taylor Rogers RP
Pick 158 Loaisiga RP
Pick 179 Kelenic OF
Pick 182 Adolis OF
Pick 203 Jordan Montgomery SP
Pick 206 Elias Diaz C
Pick 227 Brendan Rodgers 2B, SS
Pick 230 Kirilloff 1B, OF
Pick 251 Trevor May RP

JDB
JDB
2 months ago

Regardless of needs, how would you rank for this year and long term out of the following: Jesus Sanchez, Santander, Kwan and Kevin Smith? Thanks, and happy Opening Day!

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
2 months ago

10 team h2h, Yahoo 5×5 league.

Current starters:
Scherzer
C Morton
S Manaea
S Gray
Stroman
Eovaldi
M Kopech
T Houck
L Severino

Gonsolin was just dropped and won’t last long. Is he a better option than anyone I currently have?

Powdered Toast Man
Powdered Toast Man
2 months ago

Good luck and enjoy the season fellow fantasy baseballers!

Grey- need a breakdown on the Paddack/ Rogers trade and how you get the mustache so thick ASAP.

Megill- shooting up draft boards? (I snagged a share)…

PanochaVilla
PanochaVilla
2 months ago

Got Wheeler 56th overall last night as first pitcher thanks grey! Lol

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i thought you were off Wheeler

PanochaVilla
PanochaVilla
Reply to  William Hung
2 months ago

I mean at 56? Wanted Nola actually but he got snagged 2 picks before

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

Happy Opening Day!!! I hope Hittertron is on point today – Draftkings has a SGP boost today so I used that for hitting props for that Brewers game. I also did a HR parlay for fun with Alonso, Renfroe and O’Neill

fausto
fausto
2 months ago

Jeezus! I wake up to padres trying to kill 2 of my teams before this “ish” even starts!
Taylor Rogers being dealt to SD is he a hold or drop?
and the MIN shituation Duffey, Alcala, or Jhoan Duran? (Duran is being comp’d to J.Hader)

WELP, here goes 15% of my FAAB on day 1.

Chico Estrada
Chico Estrada
2 months ago

Greg Bird – Signed a minor league deal with the Yanks. Will be nice that he’ll get to retire for the team that once made him famous for doing nothing.”

You’re a funny man.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
2 months ago

with the Rogers trade, pick 2 …..Paul Sewald, dave bednar, tyler duffey?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
2 months ago

Sounds like Emilio Pagan is going to MIN

Pick 2

Paul Sewald
Dave Bednar
One of the twins guys (Duffey, Pagan, or Alcara)

NJW
NJW
2 months ago

Grey,

First start/sit question of the year – thank god it’s baseball season finally!

I’m mapping out my starters and I have 4 more starts than my opponent over the course of the first matchup. As a result, I can probably be picky with a couple of awful matchups.

So, the question with the probably obvious answer: Jon Gray at Toronto tomorrow…thoughts?

Alcesto
Alcesto
2 months ago

Yo Grey, it’s baseball!

You were high on Mahle, but do you like enough to run him out on opening day at the Acuna-less Braves? (5×5 12 team mixer, innings capped at 1450, my other starters are Gausman, Gray, Monoah, manaea, descalfani, brash)

Alcesto
Alcesto
Reply to  Alcesto
2 months ago

And Eovaldi, I have him too. I really drafted for vowels on the pitching staff this year. We’ll see how it goes.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Of course…not even 1 game played yet and my sleeper closer in Suarez in SD is already in jeopardy with the acquisition of Rogers.

Any idea who steps in for the Twins now?