So, Rudy says to me, “You should get into a Best-Ball league?”  And I replied, “Is that a fantasy league where everyone drafts in blue Polos like you work at Best Buy?”  Then I saw those three little dots like he was typing something, then they disappeared.  Then I saw the three dots again, and, alas, they disappeared again. Finally, he responded, “You don’t think that do you?”  After googling what Best-Ball was, I replied, “No, jokes, man, jokes!”  So, I got myself in my first Best-Ball league.  Everyone likely knows what it is, but, if you don’t, it’s when you draft a team and the computer manages it for you by choosing who are the best players, and you get those stats.  It’s basically one fantasy league removed from the robots taking over and killing us all. Drafting with me in my league was Elon Musk, Issac Asimov–Okay, I keed.  Anyway, here’s my NFBC Best-Ball, Points League, 10 team draft recap:

C:  Jorge Alfaro — 21st
C: Omar Narvaez — 24th
1B: Max Muncy — 9th
2B: Rougned Odor — 10th
SS: Francisco Lindor — 2nd
3B: Jose Ramirez — 1st round, 5th pick
CI: Joey Wendle — 19th
MI: Adalberto Mondesi — 5th
OF: Juan Soto — 4th
OF: George Springer — 6th
OF: Marcell Ozuna — 7th
OF: Andrew McCutchen — 12th
OF: Nomar Mazara — 16th
UTIL: Jorge Polanco — 20th

Bench: Trey Mancini (23), Ian Happ (26), Jeff McNeil (27), Tyler White (30), Kevin Kiermaier (33), Yonder Alonso (34), David Fletcher (35), Ronald Guzman (37), Tim Beckham (38), Daniel Palka (39), Christian Vazquez (40)

P: Justin Verlander — 3rd
P: German Marquez — 8th
P: Zack Wheeler — 11th
P: Raisel Iglesias — 13th
P: Rick Porcello — 14th
P: Nick Pivetta — 15th
P: Joey Lucchesi — 17th
P: Jose Alvarado — 18th
P: Kyle Gibson — 22nd

Bench: Forrest Whitley (25), Brandon Woodruff (28), Touki Toussaint (29), Trevor May (31), Vince Velasquez (32), Caleb Smith (36), Sergio Romo (41), Ty Buttrey (42)

I KNOW YOU WEREN’T FAMILIAR WITH THE FORMAT, BUT WERE YOU ALSO UNFAMILIAR WITH THE FACT YOU SAID YOU HATED JOSE RAMIREZ THIS YEAR?

Haha, yes, this is where the comedy really comes in.  I took the whole Best-Ball thing with computers managing my team one more step than anyone else — I autodrafted the first four rounds too!  As mentioned above, Rudy told me to get into the league, so I paid the $150 to join the league, then, because I have my spam filters set so high, I didn’t get the emails saying the league was starting and I drafted Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Justin Verlander and Juan Soto. Nice on Sexy Dr. Pepper; not so nice on three other guys I would never draft.  I guess I’ve inadvertently hedged my bets in case I’m wrong on Jo-Ram being an also-ran.  It’s either first world problems I paid to join a league that started drafting without me or I drafted too many leagues this year.  I’m gonna make like a teamster and lean on the latter.  Thankfully, this was a slow draft, and only ten teams, so it wasn’t catastrophic (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).  I’m actually okay with where I took Lindor, 16th overall.  On my sheet, he was ranked 13th overall, totaling 682 Points and, well, this is a good time to tell you what their Points were:

WHAT, ARE YOU MALAMONEY NOW WITH THE POINTS LEAGUE POSTS?  THIS IS A LATE 3RD ACT TWIST I DIDN’T SEE COMING.

Malamoney is still our Points League guy, but Rudy told me I could pay $150, autodraft the 1st four rounds and the winner gets $250.  That’s not a typo, somehow I joined a league where the winner gets $250 after depositing $150.  I’m told there’s a good overall prize.  Oh…*rappels up the side of the Sphinx’s face*…Kay.  Hey, it was good practice!  Any hoo!  It was a 42 round draft, though I only participated in 38 rounds, and it’s points.  These points do not compute like most Points Leagues.  According to Rudy, Max Scherzer is the 14th best points earner in this league, after Lindor.  Yes, we are trusting Rudy who got me in this fakakta league.  So, unlike most Points Leagues, pitchers don’t drive your team.  To further beat this dead horse, last year using this scoring, Scherzer scored 743.60 points and Whit Merrifield scored 729 points.

OKAY, I’M FADING, CAN YOU TELL ME IF YOU USED ANY SPECIFIC BEST-BALL STRATEGY? CAN YOU TELL ME LITERALLY ANYTHING OF USE HERE?

Whether correctly or not, I decided to go upside crazy in this league.  As I figure it, winning this league doesn’t matter, because of the awful winner’s stake.  I don’t care about winning $100 on a $150 bet.  That’s viciously bad.  However, the overall prizes are huge.  1st place gets $70,000 (think out of a thousand teams maybe), and I have to imagine the only people winning that prize are going to have a strong core but also a lot of shares of guys who well exceed their draft spot.  In other words, German Marquez could be a mess, but this is Best-Ball so all the terrible starts should be removed, due to the system only counting the good starts, and Marquez’s good starts are automatically in my lineup.  No sonavabenches here.  Same reason I drafted Pivetta, Lucchesi, Alvarado, Whitley (only share of him), Woodruff, Touki and Velasquez.  In theory, I won’t suffer any of their bad starts and only get the good ones.  Of course, if they’re all bad, then the system will have to play some of them.  Same with the batters.  Do I like a guy like Kevin Kiermaier?  Not really, but when he actually plays, he does have a high $/game.  Same thinking with McNeil, Muncy, Springer, Ozuna, White…Basically, the whole team is looking at their ceilings and not worried about the floors.  I’m going boom or bust, primarily.

YOU DRAFTED ADALBERTO MONDESI FINALLY.  TAKE A LAP AROUND YOUR DESK.

My desk backs up against a wall, so a lap is difficult.  I will high-five myself.  Ow!  Stupid carpal tunnel.  Again, it goes back to all about that upside.  For no other reason, I’m glad I was able to grab Mondesi in at least one league.  Imagine he helps me win $70,000.  I will travel to his hometown and organize a parade, Dia de Levantar los Pantalones, or Day of the Lifted Pants, and I will name my next dog, Adalberto, even though I really want to name my next dog, Arfer Woofruff.

  1. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    When you said “Best-Ball”, I thought you were going to talk about orchiectomies.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Castration, castration, there’s no castration in baseball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  2. Crazy J says:
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    I hope the prize is the Taillon trophy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • HRMMM says:
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      Would you rather have Kolten Wong or Neil Walker as your MI in a 5×5 NL Only? I figured Wong, but Roster Resource has Walker batting 3rd for Miami and Wong 8th for Stl, so now I’m thinking maybe Walker is worth the gamble given how bad both of them are. Have a preference yourself?

      • Sea Hags says:
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        If we’re still talking Best Balls, I’d much prefer Kolten Wang

  3. H says:
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    First time in a Holds league. Now that Ottavino is with the Yankees in a crowded pen, will he receive enough holds to keep on my roster or should I look elsewhere? Thank you!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Hold for now. Ottavino should get plenty of holds opportunities to start the year but if for some reason he falters, find someone who is getting holds and ride the hot hand. Smokey taught us it’s all about being fluid when it comes to holds. But I had AO last year and he was money. He could strike out the Babe you know!

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      exactly, crowded pen. for a bit betances is hurt though, that helps. likely better holds guys out there later though.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree, hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, hehe

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!!!

    Totally titillating report! Had me on egg shells the whole way through!

    a. Hmm, best-ball. Sounds like a cross between best-buy and paint ball. Amiright? Of course, I’m right.

    b. Great team, heavy bench. I think you’re light in saves in THAT format but I hope you SAGNOF your way to the promised land of 70000$ or more, kind of like how ISIS on their way to Bahgdad stopped in at the central bank in Mosul and stole the entire 400 million dollars in the safe!

    c. Gotta run (going to visit my wife’s friend Ursula (nickname Uschi) and her boy toy Peter (she’s 70 and he’s 69!!) on their yacht in the marina) plus there is no news=title of my sex tape.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for March 26

    [From Abbott and Costello meets Frankenstein]

    Bud Abbott : People pay McDougal cash to come in here and get scared.
    Lou Costello : I’m cheatin’ him. I’m gettin’ scared for nothin’.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. You’re not wrong B. Thanks! C. Sounds hot! D. Haha

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Am back from our trip to the marina. Peter is a nice guy. In short, Uschi has lost 3 husbands to cancer. Peter just lost his wife I think 4-5 years ago but he is still really overcome with grief when he talks about her. He can only say a few words and then the floodgates open so we don’t talk about her unless he brings it up, of course. They’re happy together, he pokes in her in the eye (in a nice way) when he sees something that’s not good for her. They’re good pals, he can still drive (he drove the two of them from Klagenfurt to Opatija (a distance of about 117 miles) in 2 hours) so it’s a positive all around.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Sounds like scientists should experiment on Uschi to see if she has something that abets the cancer

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!!

            I know. I thought that initially, that she was a cancer magnet gold-digger witch. Boy, was I wrong. She is just a really nice person (okay a bit of a busy-body) who got unlucky 3 times or cancer is really the definition of what happened to the baby boomer generation and maybe late silent generation.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              That is a shame and we shouldn’t joke… I’d also be worried about hanging out with her for fear it would rub off on me

              • Ante Galic says:
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                Grey!!

                Bad luck, but you’re right in your own way.

                Hey, maybe a stupid question but it never stopped me from asking before.

                Would you add any of the following as a bench bat over Ji-Man Choi?

                1. LeMahieu
                2. Lamb
                3. Markakis
                4. Tucker, Kyle
                5. O’Neil, Tyler
                6. Kiermaier
                7. Healy, Ryon
                8. Pillar, Kevin

                Basically, all of them and please consult your rankings, right? Which I did and the answer is #8 easily!! Thanks for your help.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

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                  Meh, for a bench bat it’s more about upside and matchups… Pillar on a bench isn’t interesting… You can hold, or go Healy

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey and Razzball brethren,

    Grey, I remember you talking about this draft on the podcast. Great stuff. And good to see the rest of it in blog form. Never done a points league — always seemed footbally — but looks like it could be fun. I mean, not having to worry about getting roofied and the like is something, right?

    So, we had our final draft last night and lots of my usual pitching targets were taken. Here’s how my starters shook out:

    Buehler (pick 42)
    Berrios (79)
    E-Rod (138)
    Eovaldi (175)
    Maeda (186)
    (Kuechel (199))
    Peacock (210)
    Skaggs (258)

    It’s a 12-team roto league with walks and QS instead of W. I felt kinda OK with Buehler and Berrios as a 1-2, but now I’m thinking E-Rod and Eovaldi aren’t really known for their efficiency and Maeda and Peacock just have that RP 4-5 IP feel to them… Keuchel pick was kind of done to address QS in the hopes that he gets signed. And Skaggs (included in SP to target) rounded things out.

    Anyhow any thoughts? Look OK? I think I’ll feel better when the season starts and we can see how these guys look. Thanks and we’re almost there!

    Jake

    ps – my boy drafted the team with me and that was great — take your kid to draft night!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Looks like a solid staff. Gonna be some good arms on the wire in your 12 teamer, don’t worry.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Cool. Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man! Gonna agree with DT, looks solid

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Nice. Thanks, Fantasy Master Lothario!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  6. malamoney

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    Einhorn is Finkle. Finkle is Einhorn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  7. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have room for a single bench hitting spot via waiver add and wondering who I should go with between Pinder and Christin Stewart? Would you say one has higher ceiling than the other? I could also drop Touki Toussaint for both, but recutant about that (my starters are G Cole, Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, Ed Rod, Gibson). Thanks as always.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’m not Grey but I’d go with Christin Stewart.

      I’d hold Touki for a week just to make sure the Braves don’t give him the quick call up.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      They both could be gems this year. I’d go Pinder for the higher ceiling and multi position eligibility.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Pinder? I barely know her!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Bacca72 says:
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    12 team. 5×5 OBP. Saves+Holds. Just had draft. Had some moments that I really screwed up so it ended up with a B grade I think. In particular, got cute taking Marquez over Eloy as I got nervous that he wouldn’t be there at the turn. Also missed Alonso and Domingo late. Think I am light on OBP and will have to stream pretty aggressively but overall not too bad.

    C: Meija
    1b: Gallo
    2b: Shaw
    SS: Treat
    3B: Bryant
    CI: D. Murphy
    OF: Hoskins
    OF: M. Smith
    OF: Mazara
    OF: Choo
    UTIL: Muncy
    UTIL: Bradley Jr.

    Bench: Ohtani (to DL), Tyler White, McNeil, Goodrum, C. Stewart, J. Polanco

    SP: Corbin
    SP: Marquez
    SP: Lucchesi
    SP: Eovaldi
    SP: Woodruff
    SP: Strahm
    RP: Hader
    RP: Betances
    RP: Buttrey
    RP: Jiminez

    Going to pick up one when Ohtani goes to DL so which one?
    Waivers: Hampson, Wendle, Adames, Kiermaier, Gibson, Musgrove, Touki, F. Peralta, Shoemaker

    • The Harrow says:
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      why you need 6 BN bats exactly? literally don’t even read the email about “grades” completely worthless. if you have a really really low innings max in a roto i guess 6 BN bats could make some sense (but even then more SP is probably safer considering you have 2/6th of yr starters with no real history of useful innings)

      2. you have a CI but no MI? (it’s possible but seems more likely you just forgot to add the MI guy)

      3. you have 6 BN bats but decided to have only 1 catcher when the catcher you have is the backup catcher? i’d use at least one of those BN bats to have a guy who gets at bats the other say 4 or so days of the week.

      4. if you only have room for 4 RP there drop some of those BN bats for at least some SP/RP that you can put into SP slots to get holds. this will be true even if you don’t want SP depth due to possibly low innings max if a roto.

      5. if this is a h2h DEF just grab SP depth by dropping BN bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Gibson, lose White for Musgrove, lose Stewart for Freddy and don’t carry so many bench bats… I do think your hitting needs some help too, so I’d recommend trading German or Corbin for a big bat

      • Bacca72 says:
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        Its not head to head, does that change anything? Thought 6 starters was the norm but could have just completely misinterpreted the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It doesn’t change anything, I’m just saying having a few SPs to play matchups is good for now… You can rotate bench bats once season starts

          • Bacca72 says:
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            Thank you. If I still need a bat with how i drafted pitching, i am in trouble. Going to have work to do this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  9. Coriell says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m in a 12 team Head to Head Points League. Please tell me what you think of my team.
    C Alfaro
    1B Muncy
    2B D Murphy
    3B Shaw
    SS Bregman
    OF Stanton
    OF Gallo
    OF Conforto
    U Cruz
    Bench Mazara and Laureano
    P Syndergaard
    P Berrios
    P Bieber
    P Ed Rodriguez
    P Glasnow
    P Stroman
    P Peralta
    P Chacin
    P Teheran
    RP Leclerc
    RP Robertson
    This league starts 5 SPs and 2 RPs with a stress on pitching wins and losses. What do you think? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the hitting and pitching… If I had to quibble, I’d say Cruz is going to foul up your flexibility and Teheran, Chacin and Stroman are painful

      • Coriell says:
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        I’d agree 100%. I didn’t have many options at end of the draft. Those 3 are destined for the waiver wire . Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    shallow fairly non competitive as far as adding closers for sure 12 teamer h2h. have this offense and even when otani gets his DL i’ll have no BN bat, but do have 8 SP, and all of these for closers (no holds here)
    C molina
    1B rizzo
    2B mondesi (SS)
    SS story
    3B chapman
    OF (3), acuna, rosario, mcclutchin
    util (2) a.rosario (SS),
    DL otani
    RP: kimbrel (no NA slot in case he actually does sit out for a while), alvarado, both BOS guys, strickland.

    all of these are also not owned: the 3 MIA guys, parker, both KC guys, jimenez.

    anywhoo, figuring i need some HR’s on this team here all of these available: alonso (the mess one), renfroe, palka, cron, mancini, grichuk. figure might as well try out alonso now that he has a job finally. drop brasier here (issue there is he’s listed as the closer at depthcharts). could probably just wait till otani gets DL’d and hopefully in a few days into the season BOS has a save opp by then. but alonso being just reported as starter he might get got by then.

    • Grey

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      Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and if non-competitive, you can lose Brasier for now

  11. Chris D says:
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    So excited for Thursday. I have one of those always useless catcher questions:

    I just traded for Segura to backup my Trea. That leaves me with DeJong in limbo. Would you cut DeJong for Wellington Castillo as a backup catcher (have the injury prone Ramos) or just see what DeJong does and see if I can trade him for something ?

    Kind of a boring question I know lol

    Thanks Grey!

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      don’t nab backup catcher unless ramos misses actual time

    • Cram It says:
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      I wouldn’t worry about a backup catcher.

      • Chris D says:
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        Noted on both comments. Just thought it might be nice to have an insurance plan in place if needed, but at the same, it’s two catchers lol. Beef is the best available option out there and I’m going to assume he’s a top 8 guy at his position, but I guess the difference between most of these guys is far and few between.

        Thanks Gents

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I like that Lindor autopick. For a guy who started as #3 pre-injury + now with the news that he might only be gone for a week or less, I’ll happily take him in the back of round 2…

    • Grey

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      Yeah, thinking the same, please in this league it manages my lineup so as long as one other SS has a good 1st week it doesn’t matter

  13. goodfold2 says:
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    wait a minute, you ranked mondesi like what 20 or more higher than ADP and this is yr first time getting him? you sure you don’t write for the football side here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been in 2 NL-Only leagues, and one snake mixed in Yahoo and I had the 12th pick so by the time I picked 3rd he was gone — damn, goodfold2, why ya gotta try to drag me?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        was kidding, i know you follow your own rankings. didn’t know you’ve done that few drafts also. at least some of the football side guys will do stuff like say “don’t worry if player X is still hurt with like 6 days till season he’ll be fine (thus that player is ranked higher than consensus)” advise people to still draft them, then that player misses entire season. the thing with doing that is i seriously doubt they themselves do that with their own leagues. they don’t do that routinely but i’ve seen it (a.luck last year), and will even claim before the fact how unlikely it is that the guy who’s missed the entire preseason will be “fine”, even when no evidence supports that and i’m quite sure they are smart enough to realize that (for drafting themselves anyway).

        • Grey

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          Ah, gotcha… Yeah, I don’t on all that

          • goodfold2 says:
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            i know. by now i figured with where you put mondesi you’d have him in all non NL onlies in which you didn’t already get treat urner (and you DO have him high too, so it’s quite possible you have treat in tons)

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              bad typing there above, they’ll claim how likely it is that the guy injured will BE fine, when there is no evidence showing that. at least one of the writers DID take his own advice though, he blew up at himself and IND (luck’s team) for hiding the truth that they knew luck wasn’t playing 2018 preseason for taking luck figuring he’d be safe. but at least one guy never took any credit for doing that, and pretty sure himself wouldn’t have followed advice that bad either.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, yeah, not sure

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly

  14. phennore says:
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    In my 16-team 5×5 league I drafted the following pitching staff:

    Price
    Rich Hill
    Glasnow
    Luis Castillo
    Brandon Woodruff

    High risk/High reward. How long of a leash should I give Glasnow and Castillo before I consider dropping them for streamers? A month? A couple starts?

    • Cram It says:
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      Just take it game by game. There’s no deadline.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      in that deep a league give long leashes, those are good guys.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Peacecoast

    • Grey

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      Agree w/ others

  15. Christian Herman says:
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    This is one of your finest teams I’ve seen in the last couple years. I get it’s a 10, but very balanced. Saw your hitting and assumed your pitching had to be blehh..was wrong!!

    • Grey

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      Thanks!

  16. DependingElder says:
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    G whats your best guess on who’s closing for the Sox. Brasier or Barnes? Looking to free up a spot and have Brasier but don’t want to regret the move! Thanks

    • Grey

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      Barnes, but Ralph made some points for Brasier on pod and I can’t say he wasn’t making sense

  17. nitro says:
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    In RCL, need some speed…
    DO you think J Dyson gets more at bats due to Souza injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, maybe another 75 ABs, but mostly to Ketel

  18. Swat290 says:
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    Drafted last night, how did I do?

    Ramos
    Hoskins
    Mondesi
    Machado
    TTurner
    Bellinger
    Ozuna
    Inciarte
    Shaw
    Muncy
    DSantana
    Escobar
    TWhite
    —-
    J.A.Happ
    Matz
    Woodruff
    Lucchesi
    Clevinger
    TWilliams
    Wacha
    Treinen
    ABradley
    Alvarado

    Thanks!

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      this was out of the 8 spot btw

    • Grey

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      # of teams?

      • Swat290 says:
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        12, sorry!

        • Swat290 says:
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          yea i should know better by now….
          yahoo 5×5 QS OBP no W or AVG

    • Grey

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      Looks like a solid team, love the hitting…. Your pitching is a bit weaker, but I do like the guys you have, don’t even mind Williams in a QS league… Bradley seems droppable prolly but can hold for now

  19. Tony C says:
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    Need replacement for Gennett at 2B, please pick top 2 among: J.McNeil, K.Marte, W.Adames, A.Frazier, N.Goodrum and C.Pinder. Also would you stash Ohtani or Olson on the IL?

    • Grey

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      McNeil, Adames — Ohtani

  20. After reading 2019 Fantasy Baseball Top 100 Pitchers: The Preseason Update, by Donkey Teeth, I am wondering who is the better option, Shane Bieber, Eduardo Rodriguez, Yusei Kikuchi, Nick Pivetta or Chris Paddock. Is there a clear leader between those Grey? Could you rank them for me? Great break down on the Best Ball League! Thx

    • Peacecoast says:
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      bieber>pivetta>paddack>erod>kikuchi

      keep in mind paddack may not get more than 120 innings. elite upside though.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ “Could you rank them for me?” – Grey has them ranked, in his rankings.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        LOL, your the best!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Agree with Cram.

  21. Kevin says:
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    15 team NFBC, thoughts?

    C Jorge Alfaro MIA
    C Carson Kelly ARZ
    1B Eric Hosmer SD
    2B Javier Baez CHC
    SS Jean Segura PHI
    3B Nolan Arenado COL
    OF Kris Bryant CHC
    OF George Springer HOU
    OF Marcell Ozuna STL
    OF Cedric Mullins BAL
    OF Daniel Palka CWS
    MI Niko Goodrum DET
    CI Jeimer Candelario DET
    Util: Ozzie Albies ATL
    P Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
    P J.A. Happ NYY
    P Joey Lucchesi SD
    P Tyler Glasnow TB
    P Pedro Strop CHC
    P Mychal Givens BAL
    P Zach Eflin PHI
    P Bryse Wilson ATL
    P Trevor Cahill LAA
    BENCH
    P Dereck Rodriguez SF
    P Drew Steckenrider MIA
    P Matt Shoemaker TOR
    3B Yolmer Sanchez CWS
    P Tyson Ross DET
    2B David Fletcher LAA
    P Nate Karns BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Enjoy the hitting a lot, I think besides Hosmer, I’d draft a similar hitting team… Your pitching is a bit weak… You have no ace, if Ed-Rod doesn’t take step forward, you could be in trouble, but solid depth

  22. Peacecoast says:
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    Damn you playing in a lot of leagues this year son.

    OA just went off the rails in S2, not sure wtf. Taking weird turns.

    lol @ porcello, why didn’t you pick up Pabo Lopez? also how do you feel about this new guy Merill Kelly?

    Opening day is so close!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OA stands for Octopus Actually

      WTF have you got me watching?

      I just drafted Merrill Kelly in my first league this past Sunday, heard some decent things about him, but it’s wait and see in mixed leagues

  23. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    Team Name: Skynet Greybots? Back when DSL first came out, I still had a 56.6, so I needed to go somewhere else to draft. Unfortunately, the computer at work I planned to use wasn’t working properly, so it started while I was trying to fix the issue. I ended up having to draft elsewhere. 10 Rounds had passed and autodraft picked up 10 SPs including: P.Martinez, Big Unit, Clemens, Schilling, Brown, Maddux, Mussina, and Glavine. We could only start 162 games (I forget the #). I made deals before, and once I hit the deadline, but I wasn’t able to do enough. I finished 4th or 5th.

    10-TM, H2H, NL-Only 5×5
    SP
    Ryu, Stripling, Musgrove, Matz, Mikolas, Eflin, T. Richards.

    I’m looking at your updated SP rankings and see that both T. Williams Bryse Wilson are ahead of T. Richards by several spots. First to starts are:
    Wilson @PHI, vs. MIA
    Williams @CIN, vs. CIN
    Richards vs. COL and either vs. NYM or @ATL

    Thoughts on the above plan.
    Thanks!

    • stayinhot says:
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      You have the greatest username

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Thanks! Love my pugs, and my wife teaches at UCSC (Banana Slugs).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Big Unit, nice!

      “First to starts are” Huh?

      In NL-Only I start just about everyone, and would start these 3

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Damn!! I can’t believe I wrote “to.” I just wanted too ask a simple question. I now fall into the ignorant category with all the other people over their. Or is it “they’re”? ; )

        What I meant was that that these are the first two starts for each pitcher. Who of the three would you rather roll with? I currently have Richards, but the other two are available and your rankings show Williams followed by Wilson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I’d hold for now

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            Thanks! Still waiting on the Kimbrel signing. Get it done already Milwaukee or ATL!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know! Me too, ugh

  24. steve stevenson says:
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    So I’m in a best ball draft right now (points system is more weighted toward P than yours, but otherwise same-same) and am pretty happy with my squad. I’ve been taking a similar upside-focused approach and am looking at a SP with my next pick. I have 3 of your top 20 SP, another in your top 30, and a top tier closer. What’s scaring me is that with that foundation, I now find myself considering Robbie Ray, cuz upside!

    Other upside options here are Glasnow and Folty. More boring options are Porcello, Eovaldi and Hamels. And I’m expecting Lucchesi and/or a couple of these guys to be around for my next pick.

    So, who do you go with now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray is valuable in best ball bc when he gets rocked it’s just left on your bench… I’d go him

      • Mex says:
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        13 team, mixed, 5×5 Roto…Need to pick up an OF… we only have 3 non DL transactions for the year, so I’m looking for the guy that will most likely keep their starting job all year yet still be productive..best available: Palka, Mancini, Mullins, pillar, Mac Williamson, avisail Garcia, Keirmaeir, Teoscar

        What do you guys think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mullins

        • Mex says:
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          Sorry, this was supposed to be a new post, not in the middle of this thread

          • Mex says:
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            And thanks

  25. The Great Knoche says:
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    Paddack starting Sunday. Maybe they limit his pitches early on, and voila Buehler 2.0

    • Peacecoast says:
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      I hope he goes 4.2 innings (I don’t own him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got him for $9 in Tout Wars — bam!

  26. bigbear says:
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    If this team of yours wins, I’m going to have to rethink my allegiances…

    I read this morning that McMahon got a big vote of confidence from the coach (saying he won the fake ST team MVP award for the Rox). Does that impact your thoughts on who starts to begin the season?

    I had a 12 team H2H draft last night. I’ll save Cram the heartache and roto-rage and forego the “rate my team” post.

    My league has an NA spot that I was hoping to stash Tatis or Senzel. But they were snaked with the 2 picks before I was queued up to take them… I eventually grabbed Tucker toward the end. I like his long term upside, but I’m really looking for impact this year. It’s H2H, so I usually don’t stash an SP. Any thoughts on better N/A stash options (Yahoo)? Ian Happ?

    Some lessons learned:
    I waited until the 6th to take my first SP and am glad I did! I couldn’t pass on Suarez in the 5th because Bauer, Wheeler, Corbin and Paxton were still on the board and felt like one of them would make it back… Paxton was the last man standing. After the 6th round (including keepers) I had: Trea, Acuna, JD, Belli, Suarez, and Paxton. SPs – Paxton, Marquez, Bieber, E-Rod, Ryu, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Matz.

    If I had it to do over again, I’d probably pass on Robertson (rd 11) and grab someone else later (Barnes or Hicks). Just didn’t like any other alternatives in that range… Questionable/marginal SP (Darvish, Castillo, Porcello types) and position players (Cano, Contreras). Really I just didn’t want to clog up my team with some of those players. I should have just grabbed whoever I wanted to make sure he was on my team (like Tatis).

    Only have Hampson with 2B eligibility, but Wendle, McNeil, Adames, and McMahon are FA. So there are options… for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why rethink? I can’t get into McMahon, he looks like a 17-homer, .260 hitter with no speed… Is this that interesting?

      • Donkey Teeth

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        He reminds me of Adam LaRoche. But I guess LaRoche in Coors coulda been exciting. McMahon does also have a track record of hitting for average in the minors.

        I’ll tell you one thing, he doesn’t look like a second baseman!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s the biggest problem… He kicks a few balls and the Rockies will rightfully move him to the bench

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Yea…they’ll wanna talk to Hampson one way or another. He’s got the whole town on lock down.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think we have more of a chance of Murphy getting hurt and McMahon playing 1B

  27. OaktownSteve says:
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    Wow…radio. That was really….something? Hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Another spot where when?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Another spot where when what?

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Thought Oak meant you was on radio again today?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, XM this morning… From bed to the airwaves

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Mish again?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Mish my boy

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Freakn’ Senzel!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Senzel was never coming up until May/June anyway

        • frankgrimes says:
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          I was buying into the mid April storyline (shrugs emoticon)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I have him down for 384 ABs, so that’s like May 15th, it might be closer to 334 now, losing another 50 ABs

            • frankgrimes says:
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              My razz nfbc is already a mess!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  Already? It was a mess 2 weeks ago when it was drafted.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha, worse?

  28. Jeff P says:
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    My draft targets for 10 team best ball drafts (I’ve been consistently able to get most of these in spots indicated (drafting mostly from 5-8 spot in the order)
    1. Scherzer/DeGrom/Sale
    2. Bregman (consistently available even in late 2nd round)
    3. Soto/Machado/Story
    4. Rizzo/Krush Davis
    5. Flaherty/Krush
    6. Kershaw/D Murphy
    7 – 9 Conforto, Cutch, Dahl
    10 – 12 Odor, Cano, Miggy
    13 – 14 Darvish, Tanaka, Lucchesi
    Solid foundation to be rounded out by upside picks late

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks like a pretty solid base

  29. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Morning all! Please pick a side. Bogaerts and Cole for Machado and David Robertson. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Machado, unless you really need pitching.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Bogaerts and Cole for me but its fair.

    • Uncle Ernie says:
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      I think I like Bogy in that lineup little more than the Padres this year. When I add Cole it makes me really lean Bogaerts side. Thanks for your feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts/Cole, but agree it’s close/fair

  30. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I got outbid for Kyle Gibson, so I am looking at replacement for Gio Gonzalez. Here are my choices. Can you rank them as to who i should get? Thanks in advance.

    Danny Duffy
    Ryan Borucki
    Anthony DeSclafini
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Trent Thornton
    Michael Lorenzen
    Spencer Turnbull

    • Dave D says:
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      I’d do DeScalfani or Turnbull. DeSca might get more wins with a better line up behind him but Turnbull looks great and better home park.

      Danny Duffy is rat-poison.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        so drop Gio for Turnbull?

        • Cram It says:
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          No, he’s just saying he would. But yes, don’t do it, go ahead, definitely.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            LOL, you are on a roll today..You were being so nice lately, I thought you lost it, now this is Cram at his best!

            • Cram It says:
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              I pick my spots!

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                NICE, I see you did that below for the Kimmel..hahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these guys are great….can try Turnbull if you like

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thanks Grey. I would listen to you before I listen to Cram It who is being a complete and utter d-bag.

        • Cram It says:
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          “Who should I drop Gio for?”
          “Turnbull”
          “So drop Gio for Turnbull?”
          “Yes.”
          “Just to be clear, I should drop Gio and pick up Turnbull?”
          “No”
          “D-bag!”

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Would you trade Quintana for Matt Harvey or Carlos Rodon or hold Quintana for someone else?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          or would you do Quintana for Pivetta?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pivetta

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              thanks Grey. I’ll propose it now

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  31. millenball says:
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    in a re-draft, which side

    maeda for hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  32. Brett says:
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    who do you think gets the twins closer gig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  33. packers2018 says:
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    I think the Cutline contest is fun, you get to draft and may get lucky with the right combination. I won one league last year, and all 3 of my teams made the cutline (top 5 out of 10) to survive the next round of 3 weeks. With the regular season lasting to just the ASB it is easy to follow for people who don’t have a lot of time but want to play fantasy baseball. I was as high as 13th OA after the 2nd cut needing to finish top 20 to be in the final round. J. Ramirez slumped and so did my team finishing 21st. The guy who ended up in 20th place ended up winning the grand prize. The two FAAB periods are tricky. The question is do you pick up a guy to make the cut or potentially help in the playoffs. Here is my favorite team of 3.

    C Gomes,Alfaro, Kelly
    !B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    SS Segura
    3B Bregman
    MI Sieman
    CI Shaw
    OF Hoskins, Dahl, Rosario, JUP, Piscotty
    Bats: Hosmer, Flores,Bour, K. Marte, K. Hernandez, Fletcher, R. Nunez, Inciarte, Happ,Palka,and C. Stewert.
    Lot of positional flexibility now plus Hoskins and Flores will gain !B and 2B. All you want is their good weeks.
    P Max
    P Hand
    P K. Hendricks
    P Porcello
    P Lucchesi
    P J. Gray
    P Ryu
    P Gibson
    P M. Gonzales
    P Junis, May, Parker, C. Burnes, H. Stickland, Woodruff, Givens, and D. German.

    I think my waive guys will be Fletcher, not sure on the next one maybe Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It ends at ASB? I had no idea of that…Haha… Really? I am just getting my feet wet on it, you prolly know more about the format than I…. Did you win any serious $? Your team does look solid, stacked pitching

      • packers2018 says:
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        Yes at ASB, Then there is 3, three week periods of “making the cut”. You’ll have to read the rules, kind of hard to explain here. The top 5 teams in each league advance. Top two in each league in one bracket, teams 3-4-5 in another. Then there is another split with teams being eliminated, then onto round 3. You want to be top 20 after the first two rounds for a chance at the big bucks.
        No, I only won $250.00. I was so close to winning serious money.
        It’s fun to check in each day after the games. Trout could go ofer, and you have your 7th outfieder with 2HR’s and a SB. Just need the right mix each week. I had weeks where some of my guys had more points that i didn’t need than another teams starters.
        Like with May and Parker, until the Twins figure it out I may get some sneaky point scores some weeks. Different way of thinking these point leagues. I have 17 pitchers, all I need is for 9 of them to have a good week.
        I did take negative scores at catcher some weeks, but to draft a Grandal or Ramos type cost you a solid OF or MI type.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, I had no idea… Haha, I’m so dumb… Well, it will be fun to see how it goes and feel out the format… “If you can’t spot the sucker, it’s you” This is me!

          • packers2018 says:
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            LOL. The FAAB money is important. The second of the two that’s offered can set you up for the playoffs. However you need to get there first, haha.
            The draft and FAAB is the only strategy. After that sit back and see how it turns out.
            My best team last year had only 2 closer types. I did a study of rosters of the top teams. Some had 6-7 closers and some none. I think it depends on the draft room. A guy has to recognize what is going on and adjust.
            Multi positional flexability is a big deal.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, be fun to see how it goes

  34. Dave D says:
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    I thought you said you drafted from “Best Buy.” I could see that if your computer crashed last minute and you dropped your phone shattering your screen, in which case you could go try out a draft on one of the display computers. They might get suspicious after a couple hours, but hey, if it’s Sunday and the library is closed too, but after missing your first four rounds and autopicking JoRam I would totally go to Best Buy to complete my draft. Good rounds 5-42, dude!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! I’m going to go with that story!

  35. Lucky Dog says:
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    Looking over your team, I saw Ramirez & thought, “ok, that’s weird”. Then I saw Lindor and thought “not really like Grey to taike a hurt Lindor that high”. Then I saw Verlander in the 3rd round & was convinces you were captured & replaced by pod people, only the pod people were confused by emotion & got love & hate flip flopped. Thank goodness you provided an explanation.

    All that aside, let’s talk about this whole $pay $150 to win $250” thing. That’s…terrible. There’s $2500 in the kitty. Where’s the rest go and please say it goes to Rudy for his work as a commissioner. Hell, even my $100 league pays $700/250/50

    What in the wide world of sports have you gotten yourself into?

    Ps – I still like the team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is awful prize pool, I only did it to test out the format, I would not suggest that prize pool as a way to win some money, the odds are awful

      • Luxky Dog says:
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        So does it pay out 1-9? I’m just baffled as to where all the $ is going.

        Also please excuse my pre-coffee math. $1500 in the kitty, pays out $250. Where’s the other $1250?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think these leagues pay for the Main Event sweepstakes, tbh

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            I don’t meant to alarm you, but I thought I just saw Rudy driving a brand new Prius with 22” spinners.
            :dunno emoji:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  36. ryanoger says:
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    10 team holds league

    c-frankencatcher
    1b- Goldy
    2b- Albies
    3b- Javier Báez
    SS- Segura
    OF- Mookie, Springer, Domingo
    Util- Muncy, EE
    BN- José Peraza

    NA- Tatis

    SP-Corbin, German Márquez, Kikuchi, Lucchesi, Strahm, Bumgarner, Gibson, Woodruff, Alex Wood, Keuchel, Folty
    RP- Ottavino, Andrew Miller

    NA- Jesus Lizard

    Overall thoughts? I ‘m gonna snag a catcher and pounce for SavesAGNOF dudes.

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team up until about Bumgarner, Wood, Keuchel and Folty… Blech… But I guess you can drop them for SAGNOF — nice hitting!

  37. zombie says:
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    Senzel now in a walking boot for 7-14 days. Tough to play center or 2nd in a walking boot. Might that qualify him for IL (whatever that stands for), if not on the major league roster? With limited bench space, would you consider swapping Tatis in that bench spot, who seems to have a outside shot at making the club, or may even have a quicker path to the majors? Thanks & congrats on a solid squad here & finally bagging Mondesi!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think Senzel still gets to the majors and has more major league ABs this year than Tatis, but….if the league is shallow enough, sure, no harm in a gamble

  38. MrBigDraws says:
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    Hey Grey, drafting tonight and hoping for some last minute advice on a couple guys:

    Hoskins – any concern with the shoulder? He played yesterday and I haven’t heard anything about him missing time.

    Hader – does he get pushed up your board at all with the Knebel news?

    Kimbrel – does he get pushed down at all still going unsigned?

    As always – thanks for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins — no; Hader — can’t push him that much further, I’m already high on him…Kimbrel was pushed down by me, think he went down about 40 spots

      • MrBigDraws says:
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        So you’re saying your rankings reflect your feelings…. go figure.

        Thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  39. Matty says:
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    Looks like a fascinating format- thanks for the write-up, I’d vaguely heard of Best Ball, but wasn’t actually familiar.
    I just signed up for a fantasy birding league. Man the time between the Japan games and real baseball is a drag.
    For real though, I saw a writeup on Deadspin, and so far so good; if you find birds interesting it is pretty fun and gives me something to obsess over in the waning days of the offseason.
    “Ohh, a Bushtit!” isn’t terribly different than “Yah, Wendle hit a single.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  40. juan says:
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    Im in a 12 team H2H keeper league. We keep 10 guys. We just finished our draft is over.

    My staff consists of Snell, Buehler, Pivetta, Peacock, Wacha, J.James, Honeywell and D.Hudson.

    Some available FA SP’s are Woodruff, Peralta, Montas, and Gray. On the offensive end Kiko and Ho Kang.

    Are they worth picking up? and for who from my bench: Verdugo, Gurriel Jr (Tor), Bauers, Luis Urias, Bird.

    Better fantasy C – Jansen or Astudillo?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, Bird, Verdugo for Woodruff, Freddy and Kang

      Jansen

  41. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Hanley or Avisail in a deep AL only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  42. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Had my 12 tm daily H2H keeper league draft last night with OBP instead of AVG, SV+H instead of SV, QS instead of W. 4 keepers, my keepers were Trout, Acuna, Mondesi, Snell, and didn’t have a 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th rd pick. Thoughts on my team?

    C – Wellington Castillo
    1B – Eric Hosmer, I hated myself when I made this pick in rd 12
    2B – Mondesi
    3B – Nick Senzel, stashing him in my NA slot
    SS – Xander Boegarts
    CI – Jake Bauers
    MI – Jorge Polanco
    OF – Trout
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Jackie Bradley Jr
    OF – Brandon Nimmo
    Util – Gregory Polanco
    BN – Brandon Lowe
    SP – Snell
    SP – David Price
    RP – Josh Hader
    RP – Kirby Yates
    P – German Marquez
    P – Andrew Heaney
    P – Seranthony Dominguez
    P – Ryan Pressly
    BN – Matt Strahm
    BN – Chris Paddack
    BN – Kyle Freeland
    BN – Caleb Smith

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching looks great, I love the SPs you have, except Freeland, but that’s a small thing… Your hitting looks balanced too, nice team!

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Thanks, Grey! Looking forward to the daily write ups and your assistance in me defending my crown this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Chud says:
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    What 2B/SP combo would u rather own in a salary dynasty?

    Altuve (32)/Paxton (7)

    or

    Merrifield (13)/Carrasco (26)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I guess Altuve/Paxton

      • Chud says:
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        Ha! Thanks. At least I own the lesser of 2 evils.

        Enjoy opening day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  44. Johnson says:
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    Would you rather have Carp or Shaw in an OBP league? I know Rudy has Carp higher in his OBP rankings but seeing Shaw higher in your 2B rankings and Carp in the top busts video has me considering trading him. I’m super high on shaw and he went just before I could get him next round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  45. Old School Brother says:
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    12 team weekly H2H with OPS and QS Added

    C Alfaro
    1B Rizzo
    2B Murphy (i know.. i know..)
    3b Turner
    ss Treat
    2b/ss Semen
    1b/3b Miggy
    OF Soto
    OF Dahl
    OF Eloy
    OF Peralta
    OF Domingo
    UTIL Cruz

    SP Bauer
    SP Marquez
    SP Happ
    SP Bieber
    SP Lucchesi
    SP Freeland
    SP Gibson
    SP Junis
    SP Reynaldo Lopez
    SP Eflin

    RP Holland
    RP Vizcaino

    This is the league where I usually completely crush everyone based on ESP avg draft placement vs your rankings. This year these guys got smart… one of them is a Royals fan and nabbed Mondesi in the 5th round. Didn’t see that coming at all!

    Outfield is pretty stacked, do you think the pitching will hold up QS wise?

    • Old School Brother says:
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      **ESPN avg draft position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the pitching except Freeland, but that’s small… It looks like a really balanced team, kinda love that OF and your IF ain’t bad either

  46. Lubes says:
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    Hey Grey! So here’s my second team- not feeling as fantastic as the team I posted yesterday, but still ok I think. 10 team, 5×5, keep 5 for 3 years w/ inflation. 180 start max, no RP max (they end up going for way higher $).

    K- Jesus Aguilar $10
    K- Gary Sanchez $12
    K- Cody Bellinger $11
    K- Trevor Bauer $18
    K- Michael Conforto $10
    Mike Trout $45
    Manny Machado $28
    Nelson Cruz $14
    Sean Doolittle $14
    Mike Moustakas $11
    Kyle Hendricks $12
    Craig Kimbrel $12
    J.A. Happ $9
    German Marquez $12
    Rougned Odor $4
    Yu Darvish $6
    Jose Alvarado $11
    Nick Pivetta $5
    Nick Senzel $1
    Tyler Glasnow $4
    Domingo Santana $1
    Harrison Bader $2
    Joey Lucchesi $3
    Ryan Braun $2
    Brandon Morrow $3
    Remaining Budget: $0

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually gotten Trout before, but I like the prices for him and Machado here. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice price for Trout! That’s insane… Why would he go for only $45? And Machado? Whoa… I love this team, can’t see a problem with it

      • Lubes says:
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        Thanks! I think it’s the overvalue on closers (most going in the $17-24 range) that drove everybody else’s value down a bit. But yeah- I was shocked we got him for that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah that’s crazy good

  47. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Do the Mess finally smarten up and let Lugo start instead of Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I think I will hang onto Lugo (good ratios, K’s and some holds) for now, as injuries happen and he should be next up for a starting gig..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Mets are always a sneeze away from an arm injury

  48. knucks says:
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    Loving Peraza even more now in ESPN, where it seems like he might gain back that 2B eligibility pretty early on. He goes wayyy later than he should there, as you highlighted in your ESPN/Rankings article. Def gonna take him again tomorrow in my last draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been under drafted and now especially with Senzel not pushing him down lineup

  49. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Also, does Pom become relevant again, being in the NL west..Thoughts on Martin Perez and his new found velocity..Do you like Eric Lauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see Pom having some matchups’ appeal… Perez is in bullpen right now, no? Not really a fan of him, in general… Lauer has great command, could be solid for WHIP, I don’t own him yet

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        You are correct on Perez, thought he would be the 5th SP for the Twinkies..Love Lauer, especially in that park..So basicallyu Pom is a streamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Pom is streamer

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            thanks for all the answers..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  50. Gotime says:
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    Free spot in a 12tm H2H weekly lock with QS and Wins. Own Iglesias and Alvarado, Barnes… last pitching spot can be used for SP or RP – pick up someone like Parker or Dominguez or a bench arm like McHugh Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Seranthony for now

  51. frankgrimes says:
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    4 more days…

    https://is.gd/mjQ0vM

    “Nothing will be as it seems.”

    • Peacecoast says:
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      can we talk about S3 ending? Not sure I wanna watch without you know who, I mean wtf. or is this season a retrospective?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So sad, right?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        there’s speculation He *SPOILER ALERT* is still alive!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get out of here! No way! Now I’m dead

        • Cohen says:
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          Grey, 12 team roto
          Would u drop any of these RP to pick up Paddack as a stream spot or hold?
          Cischek
          Minter
          Steckenrider

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Steckenrider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OH EM GEE

  52. Game Of Throws says:
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    Congrats on drafting Adalberto… whose parents sound like they started to write Adam on his birth certificate then decided halfway through to name him Alberto but didn’t know if they were allowed to scribble anything out.

    I also got him in the 5th round of a ten team league. Glad we’ll be riding this roller coaster together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s go!

  53. SDB says:
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    Grey

    AVG+OBP league…

    Rank these three combos in order of your preference

    J.Lucchesi & M.Haniger
    J.Taillon & N.Castellanos
    C.Carassco & I.Desmond

    Thank you in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all fair… I’d go Haniger/Lucchesi

  54. Johnson says:
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    Last Q: Lacking in SS, is it worth stashing Tatis Jr on my bench the odd chance he comes up in a few weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can afford to

  55. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Another one for you. Does Daniel Vogelbach eventually take over 1B in Seattle, over Jay DONE Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful, maybe for a platoon

  56. Play Ball says:
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    Are the Reds waiting for the start of the season to put Scooter on the DL?

    He’s listed as DTD in my league and I want to put him in the DL slot to grab another player.

    I have Schoop to fill in at 2B. Is Scooter worth holding onto for 2 1/2 months or is he a drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league, but I’d prolly hold Scooter if I had no one else on IL — teams do this right before first game

  57. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Tulo or Tim Beckham on my deep AL only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  58. angus says:
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    Down to my last keeper, NL only, standard roto. Who do you like, Juan Urias at $5 or Adam Frazier at $7? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  59. BrownL says:
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    Another draft, this one a 12-team Yahoo H2H 6×6 Categories (OBP, SLG, QS, Holds, no Ws or AVG)

    This is a keep 5 forever league that I took over in dire straits, and I sold off most of my early draft picks for better keepers. Even with only having three picks in the first 10 rounds, I think this team could actually be competitive, if a little weak at OBP. Will also need my speed/power guys to stay beefy so as to not fall completely behind in HR/SLG.

    C – empty (will be picking up Alfaro)
    1B – Aguilar
    2B – Albies (K)
    3B – Baez (K)
    SS – Adalberto (K)
    LF – McCutchen
    CF – Gallo (K)
    RF – Piscotty
    UT – Peraza
    UT – JBJ
    BN – Wendle

    SP – Strasburg (K)
    SP – Lucchesi
    SP – Glasnow
    SP – Porcello
    RP – W. Smith
    RP – Alvorado
    RP – Strickland
    RP – Strop
    P – Brasier
    P – Hirano
    BN – Eflin
    BN – A. Wood
    BN – Cahill
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – Roark
    NA – Honeywell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez and Albies will be tricky in OBP, but it’s not a bad team, I like the hitting a lot, and the pitching looks solid…

  60. Michael DePinto says:
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    I have a 10-team H2H draft tonight. I won the league last year so I pick 10th and 11th. I expect Bregman, Story and Lindor to all be available when I pick. I do read your rankings but I know you originally had Lindor ranked #3 ahead of both. With the reports being that Lindor will be back very soon would you take Lindor over those two at 11? Would you take one of the other two? Or would you go in a different direction?

    By the way no AVG or OBP…hits and walks are categories. Rest are normal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see over Bregman and Story, sure

  61. Aaron A Gomez says:
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    Greymigo, I need your wisdom and guidance. Just finished my 10 team ESPN H2H Categories keeper draft and ended up mostly punting saves and guess I’ll plan to stalk the wire. Wondering if you have any thoughts? Two main questions:

    1) Any RP handcuffs worth grabbing over who I have? (Woodruff, Hudson, Pressly, Ottavino)
    2) Drop Sano for Strahm or Stroman?

    C – Posey
    1B – Rizzo (K)
    2B – D Murphy
    3B – Moustakas
    SS – Peraza
    MI – Odor
    CI – Bellinger (K)
    OF – Yelich (K)
    OF – Hoskins (K)
    OF – Puig
    OF – Mallex Smith
    OF – Winker
    UTIL – K Davis
    B – JBJ
    B – Andrus
    B – Sano

    SP – Scherzer (K)
    SP – Strasburg
    SP – Castillo
    SP – Hamels
    SP – Pivetta
    SP – Kikuchi
    SP – Stripling
    RP – Greene
    RP – Seranthony
    RP – Betances
    RP – Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Betances is hurt, Woodruff over him — or Ottavino if you want to stick with Holds guy 2. Strahm

  62. Mushi says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In a 20team keeper league, soto and mondesi too much for treat?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds a bit yeah

  63. Huggman says:
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    Good morning Grey.
    So, I didn’t draft a catcher because it was becoming clear in my 12-team single-catcher mixed league that there would be ample guys on the wire, and I wanted to stash Senzel (didn’t hear about his ankle injury) and C-Mart. So now I have to choose a catcher after scooching them into their stash-holes. It’s an OBP league and these are my options. Who would you grab? I’m leaning Astudillo, but I’m unsure of playing time even thought they’re saying he’ll get at-bats.
    Astudillo
    Gomes
    Alfaro
    Hedges
    A Barnes
    Zunino
    Barnhart
    Suzuki

    Thanks, GREY!

    PS Bonus Question: What do you make of the Hampson/McMahon shituation? I have one in each of my leagues.

    • Huggman says:
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      damn, i hate when i accidentally comment with my actual name.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Updated

        • Hugman says:
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          good lookin’ out!

    • hondo says:
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      Astudillo walked for the second game in a row today.He is a bundle of joy to watch,but that means you have to watch the Twins.

      • Huggman says:
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        I have Nelson Cruz too so I’m watching.

        • hondo says:
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          He was the manager for one of their split squad teams yesterday.Kinda cool IMO.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I do love him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro — I don’t think McMahon can play 2B, and, even if he could, he’s a 17-homer hitter

  64. Mike S says:
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    12 team OPS league with walks and hits added

    I send Xander Bogarts and Encarnacion, I get Bregman and Grandal

    Would let me drop Alfaro and make my main UTIL player a combo of Moncada/DeJong/Renfroe

    Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  65. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Needed some advice with my lineup. Was thinking of trading Charlie Blackmon for a SS like Correa, is it worth getting Correa for Blackmon??
    C. Gary Sanchez
    1st Rizzo
    2nd Mondessi
    3rd Kris Bryant
    SS. Eduardo Escobar
    OF-MOOKIE BETTS, HARPER BLACKMON
    Util. Khris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  66. Mike S. says:
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    12 team OPS league with walks and hits added

    I send Xander Bogarts and Encarnacion, I get Bregman and Grandal

    Would let me drop Alfaro and make my main UTIL player a combo of Moncada/DeJong/Renfroe

    Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  67. Jason says:
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    12-team H2H keeper…hold Senzel or drop for Gregory Polanco? Seems like they both may be back around the same time due to injuries. Hoping for a nice OF boost in May. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Polanco

  68. Jj says:
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    20 teamer
    Got an all Dodger, padre rotation
    Lucchesi
    Paddack
    Straham
    Ryu
    Stripling
    Maeda
    Urias

    Wasn’t planned, just happened.
    Innings will be an issue, but it’s a somewhat cheap staff that I hope should all do good while they are healthy/in rotation

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it in H2H, but in roto it should be okay, you don’t have an ace necessarily

  69. Cohen says:
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    Grey, do u think Palka will be starting ?
    Roster resource has Engel,Eloy and Jay in OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have no idea, I hope so… Be surprised if they go with Jay and Engel

  70. Peacecoast says:
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    we like ketel marte? has full time job now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s decent for some SBs

  71. Brian says:
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    Hello. The pre-season stuff, as ever, was really helpful.

    In a NL Only league, I was offered Jon Gray for Gregory Polanco and I’m weak in SP and strong in OF. This is a no-brainer accept, right?

    My only hesitancy is that I’ve owned Jon Gray before and it feels like going back into an abusive relationship…

    • Peacecoast says:
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      out on gray

      • Peacecoast says:
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        oh NL-only, still don’t like gray for polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds fine if you need SP

  72. SteveNZ says:
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    Just got my subscription to the Razztools. It is ON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome aboard!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        SON seems relatively positive about a QS for Eric Lauer on Opening Day – what say Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like a decent stream

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Yeah, seems so.

            Elsewhere, and picking up on my blathering the other day, I’m assuming Ohtani will be put on the IL any time now? Or is there a chance he might not be?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t see why he wouldn’t be IL’d

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                They need to jump to it!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Jump on it!

  73. The Great Knoche says:
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    Am I reading too much into Arenado hitting his 5th spring HR today? Do you think he’s the real deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real deal? He’s been playing for years… Huh?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Come on Grey, I’ve been on the blog for years. Huh? You must have got up too early for radio if you’re having trouble recognizing sarcasm at 3 PM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, my b… I am a little loopy after waking before 7

  74. J-Dawg says:
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    One, this was the absolute last place I would thought to have seen a discussion on orchiectomies (my dad does those!).

    Two, loved hearing you on the GM and Co-Mish this morning, even though Mish was being a hater on your humor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Mish was hating? Damn, thought he was a fan… Attack him on Twitter!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Yes!

  75. DonnieB says:
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    Who would you prefer to be rostering right now while having an eye to the rest of the season.
    Julio Urias
    Bryse Wilson
    Sergio Romo
    Andrew Miller

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

      • DonnieB says:
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        Assume Romo over Blake Parker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  76. Luxky Dog says:
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    Sad Souzaphone sound
    :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  77. Lucky Dog says:
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    Say, while I’ve got you, and in a related topic, in the battle of ultility bench scrubs do you like Joey Wendle (2/3/SS/OF) more or less than Ketel Marte (2/SS/ soon to be OF) now that Marte will see every day ABs? I figure rankings aren’t adjusted by the minute so…

    Also, how do you like Acuna Matata as a team name? It feels a little forced, but I’m cheesy that way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna Moncada is more on topic

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I’m very sad I missed Moncada by 1 pick only for the team naming opportunitiy it afforded.

        Sad souzaphone.
        :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You dropped the ball like Ryan McMahon at 2nd base

          • Lucky Dpg says:
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            Dude – have you seen Moistasskiss playing 2B? He looks like a linebacker out there. First play of the game I watched him in, on the 1st hit, E4. He’s as graceful as a buffalo and not nearly as lean.

            There’s just no way that sticks. I would avoid all MIL pitching until this experiment is over. Not that it’s hard to avoid MIL pitching, but I’m doubly avoiding it now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw a clip, yeah… That experiment will last until about April 15th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Wendle, btw

  78. Cohen says:
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    Grey, in case Palka doesnt start i was going to put Minter on il and grab OF. By your rankings looks like Mullins is the pick up out of these guys ?
    A.Jones
    Garner
    E.Hernandez
    F.Reyes
    Margot
    Soler
    L.Martin
    T.Oneil
    Deshields
    Pence
    Naquin
    Mullins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Mullins

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank you

  79. Glory daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Who do you think has a better return
    Dozier
    Swanson
    Adam Frazier or
    Tatis
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

  80. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    5X5 OBP league

    1) SS fill in for Lindor: Tulo, Gurriel Jr, Asdrubal, Goodrum, E. Escobar, Simmons, Wendle, Beckham

    2) SP to drop: Skaggs or J Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tatis! Eduardo otherwise
      2. Gray

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        oh……!!!!

        He made the team?!? Sweet, I took him in a 14 team auction too! Yeah he’s definitely available in this 10 team, so grabbing him! Rolling waivers though, so hopefully I get him.

  81. brett says:
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    What would you bid on tatis? 100 budget? To compare Jose Martinez went for 11 opening weekend last year when he was hyped up.

    Thanks

    • brett says:
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      12 teams

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Somebody will bid 100

        • Brett says:
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          Minimum bid is $1 so can’t bid all.

  82. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Thoughts on my team…

    10 team H2H OBP 5X5 with limited moves (budget)

    C Jansen
    1B Votto
    2B Moustakas
    SS Lindor
    3B Chapman
    MI Hampson
    CI Smoak
    OF JD Martinez
    OF K Davis
    OF Puig
    UTL Robles
    UTL Eloy Jimenez

    BN J Martinez

    SP Cole, Taillon, Clevenger, Darvish, Bieber, Stripling, Pivetta, Maeda, J Gray, Skaggs
    RP Leclerc, W Smith, B Parker

    Really didn’t want to draft so many OF so early, but each time the player I was targeting was taken, the OF I drafted represented the best value, so I kept on taking them. Maybe I can work out a trade to upgrade MI or CI?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      *QS…not sure if that matters much

    • Dan says:
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      I drafted jose martinez. Should i keep him or drop for tyler white ???

  83. William Hung says:
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    Damn, I can’t believe the Padres are rolling with Fernando Tatis Jr. – I was shocked that one of my league mates drafted him in my league but now it’s a great pick by him.

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      I took him in an auction with my last pick, so excited!

  84. Andrew Mellars says:
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    What are your fantasy expectations for Tatis this year?…… I’m assuming the answer is no but Peraza and J Aguilar are my bench bats…..would you drop either one for Tatis? My starting SS is T. Urner. Thanks Grey

  85. Nightpandas says:
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    12 team OPS and K/9

    New keeper league keep 6

    Got offered Verlander and a 1st for my Hoskins

    Would have to grab McNeil off the wire and move Shaw to first.

    Marquez is a steal at $13!

    Thanks

    Thinking stay put: my current staff is Bauer Taillon Happ Straum Efflin Burnes Richards

  86. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    So this was my first auction ever and I loved it. It was also the first time I have played in anything deeper than a 12 team (enough with the excuses!!!)….anyways, I took over a team with horrible keepers (more excuses) which also gave me some extra money to play with. You had advised me to be aggressive with some of the available big names, for example going as high as $65 for Trout, however he ended up going for $75. Similarly, other big names like Harper and Lindor went way above the projected $ according to Rudy and the Auction Calculator, so I looked for value in the middle rounds, targeting bounce back and upside plays. I fully admit I probably spent too much on Tatis Jr, but I had money to spend at the end and needed a big upside play.

    14 team H2H 6X6 (OBP, HR, SB, RBI, R, TB + ERA, QS, WHIP, K, SV+H, K/BB)

    C Contreras $13
    1B Encarnacion $16
    2B C Hernandez $7
    SS Segura $21
    3B Donaldson $17
    IF J Turner $13 K
    CF Nimmo $14
    OF Puig $28
    OF Rosario $16 K
    OF Peralta $7 K
    UTL Tatis Jr $12
    UTL Hampson $5

    SP Servino $20
    SP Paxton $22
    SP Glasnow $2 K
    SP Quintana $5
    SP Lucchesi $8
    SP C Smith $4
    SP Wood $1

    RP Jansen $13 K
    RP Treinen $4 K
    RP Strop $1
    RP A Reyes $5
    RP Betances $6

  87. Steam Weaver says:
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    Would you say Tatis should be drafted now similar to Eloy Jimenez? Like around pick 100-120?

  88. Play Ball says:
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    The following are FA in my roto league. We use QS instead of wins.

    1. Pivetta
    2. Woodruff

    Should I drop Stripling for either of them or are these guys going to kill my ratios? Stripling seems the odd man out when Kersh and Hill are both back.

  89. Robert says:
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    What are the expectations for Tatis now? Someone beat me to him and I am not sure if I should pursue a trade. I have Story, so Tatis would take Nimmo’s utility spot.

    • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      merry tatis day!

  90. Fleeced says:
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    Would you trade Bogearts for Bauer? Standard 5×5 redraft.

    I can slide over mondesi to cover SS. Or am I giving up too much?

    • Fleeced says:
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      And same league, should I drop Olson for Ohtani (batter)?

      • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        same thing asked above, and yes, otani over olson. olson is out a long time with something that could sap his power till august or even all year, otani should be just fine in a few weeks (and per at bat is a far better hitter)

  91. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    how’s this one look. 16 team keep 4 at previous season’s ADPs h2h where everybody plays everybody every week. hits, OBP over AVG, SB%, OPS, total bases, XBH, QS, starter wins over wins, K’s, K%, QS, net saves, saves and holds, total bases against, inherited runners stranded. 35-72 min-max innings per matchup week if week is standard 7 days.
    C iannetta (25)
    1B bellinger LF (2)
    2B murphy 1B (5)
    3B mostsuckass (8)
    SS schoop 2B (11)
    MI j.polanco SS (13)
    CI cron (16)
    LF soto (K, 28)
    CF yelich LF (K, 3)
    RF harper (K, 1)
    OF meadows all OF (10)
    util (2) kang 3B (19)
    kiermaier (21)
    DL (infinite): otani DH/SP (7)

    SP: corbin (K, 15), marquez (4), lucchesi (9), maeda (12), honeywell (we allow 1 prospect minor leaguer in stash slot, and due to the previous season’s ADP for keepers having at least one of these is quite good value, there was a run on them around here 17)
    annabelle (20), richards (23), b.wilson (24)

    RP (max room for 6): hand (6, fantrax has upped the AI of it’s autopicking, we had 3 guys gone, but in past years the AI would overdraft RP big time, here i could’ve had one of mallex/peraza and yates instead of hand had i known that in advance)
    k-rob (14), barnes (18), kelly (22), kela (26), stammen (27)

    how’s this one look. honeywell/otani go to stash slots i add a BN bat and 8th SP (or just streamer)

  92. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    NL only with OBP over average, total bases added and net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added. h2h 10 teamer keep 3 at previous season’s ADP prices
    C molina (could’ve gone senzel here, would’ve needed to, 8)
    1B freeman (K, 2)
    2B legs mcneil (13)
    SS peraza (5)
    3B kang (10)
    MI kike (starting now in real life over c.taylor’s horrible ass, 17, and can play all over the place)
    CI franco
    OF (4) harper (K, 1), rhysus 1B (K, 3), conforto (6), bader (12)
    util (1) franchy (good side platooner, 20)
    BN wong (22)
    SP: stressbird (4), castillo (7), lucchesi (11), lester (14, gotta have more value than the hot rookies going around here in a QS starts league), matz (18), richards (21), wainwrong (24)
    RP (room for 4): k-rob (9), kelly (15), steck (19, conley is out there too), edwards (25)
    NA (1): touki (23)

    what youse think

    • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      ended up spending .628, .258, .114 here.

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