Cougs saw a picture of Donkey Teeth and I at the Vegas NFBC Main Event and said, “You look like the movie Twins.” I smiled, then, after thinking about it for 20 minutes realized something, and texted my wife back, “Are you saying I’m Danny DeVito?” Then I saw the elipsis that she was texting, but those dots disappeared, and I never heard from her again. She now lives with Donkey Teeth.

So, had a great time in Vegas drafting this team, even if it was slightly uncomfortable having Donkey’s hand up my butt moving my mouth. More like Ventriloquist Teeth! For those not in the know about the NFBC Main Event. It’s a 15-team, 30-round mixed league draft. No IL spots, and weekly waivers. It’s a snake draft with a weekly FAAB. It also costs $1700 to enter, but the winner gets, like, $170,000 or something. Honestly, wasn’t doing it for the money. I was doing it so Donkey’s hand would be up my butt. Anyway, here’s our Main Event NFBC draft and recap:

SIKE! Just wanted to announce the Streamonator and Hittertron are running with all of the first weekend projections. LFG100! Anyway II, my Main Event draft recap:

C: Danny Jansen (22)
C: MJ Melendez (28)
1B: Jared Walsh (9)
2B: Jonathan India (6)
SS: Wander Franco (4)
3B: Rafael Devers (2)
MI: Garrett Hampson (23)
CI: Anthony Rizzo (13)
OF: Kyle Tucker (1, 14)
OF: Seiya Suzuki (7)
OF: Trent Grisham (10)
OF: Austin Hays (17)
OF: Brandon Nimmo (18)
Util: Spencer Torkelson (16)
Bench: Vidal Brujan (21), Kyle Lewis (25), Eric Haase (30)

P: Jose Berrios (3)
P: Carlos Rodon (5)
P: Sean Manaea (8)
P: Matt Barnes (11)
P: Jordan Montgomery (12)
P: Lou Trivino (14)
P: Steven Matz (15)
P: Tanner Rainey (19)
P: Elieser Hernandez (20)
Bench: Hunter Greene (24), Pete Fairbanks (26), Nick Lodolo (27), Edward Cabrera (29)

*Since we drafted, we dropped Pete Fairbanks and Vidal Brujan for Diego Castillo, the shortstop, and CJ Abrams.

OKAY, I KNOW YOU WANT TO TELL ME YOUR WAR ROOM TOTALS, SO, FOR THE LOVE OF GIANCARLO, PLEASE TELL THEM TO ME.

Thanks for asking, Mr. Al Bolden Capps.

PLEASE CALL ME ABC.

Okay, here’s the War Room screenshot:

CLOGGING UP THE UTILITY SPOT IN THE 16TH ROUND WAS ON PURPOSE OR WERE YOU AND DONKEY TEETH BUSY TALKING TO YOUR COSTUME DESIGNER?

So, ABC–

YA KNOW WHAT, THAT’S TOO FAMILIAR. CALL ME, MR. CAPPS AGAIN.

Spencer Torkelson over Julio Rodriguez was a miscalculation in round 16. Allow me to set the stage. Donkey and I were at the table, together. They said we couldn’t use Walkie Talkies with Donkey situated in the broom closet, so to communicate we had to whisper into each other’s ears. After the first round, his hot breath tinkled my ear hair and I started giggling. From there, we couldn’t communicate anymore. We could only make gestures. So, for Torkelson, I was able to “twerk” a charade, but what the hell would I do for a Julio Rodriguez? Any of this believable? No? Damn. Okay, I’d say we made a mistake, in retrospect. We figured Jul-Rod would make his way back to us, but he didn’t. On our sheet, we had Jul-Rod above Torkelson, but figured we could wait since Jul-Rod’s ADP was much later. C’est la vie, as Ty France says. Torkelson also clogs up the ol’ roster. I’m fine with that part of the equation, though, because we can sub out Rizzo if he faces a lot of lefties, or, if God forbid, Torkelson doesn’t work out. Torkelson was in the game plan, but Jul-Rod was too, and we missed on him, and I have cried myself to sleep ever since.

SEE YOU WENT WITH A LOT OF YOUR FAVES ON HITTING.

If Jonathan India, Wander Franco, and Seiya Suzuki file restraining orders against me, I will need to hire an assistant to change my fantasy teams’ lineups. Got a few of my old faves from last year in Jared Walsh and Trent Grisham, and my new beau, Kyle Tucker. Austin Hays? This year is his turn to break out. Anthony Rizzo is about to *makes eating motion* with the short porch. Only guy who is weird on the team? Finding Nimmo, which was for steals, runs and because Donkey had a Pixar sticker on his laptop.

SO YOU OBVIOUSLY LIKE YOUR TEAM BECAUSE YOU LIKE ALL OF YOUR TEAMS, UNTIL ABOUT THREE DAYS INTO THE SEASON WHEN YOU WANT TO CHUCK YOUR COMPUTER INTO THE GARBAGE, BUT TRY TO PINPOINT SOME WEAKNESSES FOR ME.

Clearly, we’re struggling with relievers and pitching, in general. As with most ‘pert leagues, pitching went fast and furious like Vin Diesel was drafting behind us with sugar packets on each inner thigh like in Days of Thunder. 19 pitchers were off the board by the time we took Jose Berrios in the 3rd round (one of those was Ohtani). Two teams hadn’t drafted a hitter by the time we took Berrios and that was only one pick from the 4th round. Four relievers were off the board. Emmanuel Clase was drafted before we took our first pitcher, and Clase is ranked 88th overall on our NFBC rankings. Then, before we took our next pitcher, Carlos Rodon, 13 more pitchers were off the board.

SPEAKING OF CARLOS RODON, YOU TOLD US YOU DIDN’T WANT TO DRAFT HIM THIS YEAR. HOW DO YOU LOOK YOUR LYING STUPID FACE IN THE MIRROR?

Due to the pitchers flying off the board, Donks and I felt we needed to take an upside gamble on a starter. Is there a lot of risk with him? Certainly, or soitenly if Curly is reading. If we can get 120+ IP from him, then we bank that and hope for the sexiest 120 innings anyone has ever seen. Essentially, a Freddy Peralta but for 40 fewer innings. If his shoulder goes bye-bye-nice-knowing-you-but-not-that-nice, then…Well, have I mentioned Donkey and I got these really cool shirts?

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Fantrax has this cool little option in drafts. They call it “reversing the order” in the 3rd round. That’s a little weird to me as it’s still a snake draft so of course it reverses. It’s more like the last pick also gets the 1st pick of the 3rd round. Anyway, I think it’s a nice little nod to equity, and it would have helped you out with the 14th of 15 picks.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

Are you jumping all over Hicks as a starter?

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

I need a RP to take a chance on while Sims is on IR. David Robertson, Diego Castillo, Paul Sewald, Andres Munoz, Greg Holland, Daniel Hudson, Tyler Rogers, Ian Kennedy, or Josh Staumant…?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Will be slightly miffed if Rogers is traded to the Padres and becomes a setup guy.

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Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Grey,10 team roto please tell me how it looks?
C-Narveaz
1B-Freeman
2B-India
SS-Bichette
3B-Machado
MI-Torres
CI-Walsh
Of-Lou Bob
Of-Oneil
Of-Julio Rod
Of-Suzuki
Of-Ozuna
Util-Carlson
Bn-Torkelson
Sp-Wheeler(5th rd)
Sp-Peralta
Sp-Berrios
Sp-Montas
Sp-Bassitt
Sp-Baz
Sp-Kopech
Rp-Trivino
Rp-McGee
Rp-Finnigan
Rp-Wick

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Sandoval or Matz?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 month ago

Steven Kwan or Ian Happ? Steven Kwan or Cody Bellinger? Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Ah, 2 gamed postponed already for opening day.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I have no infield flexibility, and Voit is a FA. Would dropping Jesus Sanchez for Voit be reasonable? This will be the bench bat.

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TEEEEJ
TEEEEJ
1 month ago

Dearest Grey,

Back for my final annoying post about draft. Went with your rankings as usual and just wanted your take on my team.. tried to use your advice from yesterday as much as possible but it was tough.. 12team H2H keeper league.

C-Stephenson
1B-Olson (keeper)
2B-Baez
3B-Riley (keeper)
SS-Adames
OF-Betts (keeper)
OF-Castellanos (keeper)
OF-Mountcastle
Util-Ohtani (keeper)
Util-ERosario
BN- Adolis Garcia, Straw, Jesus Sanchez, Jeremy Pena

SP- Woodruff (k), Gausman (k), Pablo Lopez (k), Logan Webb (k), Urquidy, Ranger Suarez,
RP-Hader, Jansen, Finnegan, AMunoz (saves and holds league)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Effing Kyle Gibson, grinning at us from near the top of the QS values in the SON.

Home vs the A’s you probably have to start him in a QS league tho, right?

The man drags us in every year.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sigh. You’re right, of course.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

My opponent is starting him against me and I hope it backfires spectacularly.

uglee
uglee
1 month ago

Grey, thanks as always! Thoughts on this H2H 12 teamer squad?

C Christian Vazquez

1B Jared Walsh

2B Jake Cronenworth

3B LeMahieu

SS Corey Seager

OF Harper, Luis Robert, and Eloy

Utility Hunter Renfroe

Pitching

Dylan Cease

Blake Snell

Zac Gallen

DeSclafani

Logan Gilbert

Aaron Civale

Andrew Heaney

Luis Severino

Kopech

Kikuchi

Hunter Greene

I’m debating dropping Heaney for Lodolo, but was waiting on Heaney’s first start.

uglee
uglee
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ya, this league goes crazy for pitchers, so by the time I got to draft one Cease was the best available. I’ll keep trying to make some moves! Thanks for the feedback!

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Call me crazy but CIN may do better than people think. They kind of retooled their roster in a backa$$wards way. Inf defense improved w/o Suarez. Young arms lodolo and green are interesting. Added pham who isn’t a superstar but can provide some offense and get on base. Votto is still good and moose may do ok if healthy (he isn’t that old but was left for dead in fantasy). India and Stephenson are nice upside players. Maybe senzel can put together one season w/o getting hurt (not expecting it but worth mentioning). Art warren may also be the guy they need at the end of a game. Check out his stats last year. I know it is a small sample size but damn. Sims won’t get the job back. Things are not as bleak as once appeared.

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toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Winker would be a nice addition. Lol. I think getting rid of saurez was a win even if they lost winker.

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

More upside in a 6×6 daily translation league, Steven Kwan or Josh Lowe?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gracias. I’ve got that itch. Always appreciate you saving me from myself.
:D

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Need a fill in hitter for tomorrow
Dom Smith vs Corbin or
Kwan vs Greinke?

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Finished my draft in a 12 team mixed roto keeper league, any suggestions or major holes I should plug up? Thanks!

C Sean Murphy
1B Ryan Mountcastle
2B Marcus Semien
3B Kris Bryant
SS Tim Anderson
CI Trey Mancini
MI Ozzie Albies
OF Adolis Garcia
OF Randal Grichuk
OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
OF Tyler O’Neill
OF George Springer
UT Trevor Story
Res Wil Myers

P:
Max Fried
Kevin Gausman
Joe Musgrove
Joe Ryan
Diego Castillo
Giovanny Gallegos
Taylor Rogers (MN)
Drew Steckenrider
Blake Treinen
Anthony DeSclafani
Noah Syndergaard
Jake McGee
Lucas Sims

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Yeah, I’m looking into that, if not Story then Anderson.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Hi Grey!

I just drafted my team and wanted your feedback. I know I’m a little light on steals.

12 team, 5×5, H2H

C- Varsho
1B- Olson
2B- India
SS- Witt Jr
3B- Devers
2B/SS- L.Urias
1B/3B- Hoskins
OF- Eloy
OF- Stanton
OF- Gurriel Jr
OF- Julio Rodriguez
Util- Voit

SP- Manaea
SP- Sandoval
SP- C.Burnes
SP- Wheeler
SP- Peralta
RP- Kopech
RP- Jansen
RP- Kittredge
RP- R.Suarez

Bench- A.Cobb, Luzado, Brash

Thanks!!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 month ago

I’m getting more of a Sonny and Cher vibe than Arnold and Danny.

NL-only keeper with limited moves (basically can only add someone if you have a player get hurt or sent down), I’m gonna have a P slot when Sims hits the IR. I’m more vulnerable in the back half of my rotation, but of the available FAs it seems there’s more value in the RP (especially after living through what an undroppable stiff like 2021 Corbin can do to a man). My staff:

SP – Buehler Darvish Luzardo Ashby Lauer Megill
RP – Hader Warren Sims

FA options: SP – Keller Eflin Minor Corbin E. Hernandez; RP – Stratton Rainey Robertson Givens

Who would you prioritize with FAAB claims?

leon
leon
1 month ago

willie calhoun or andy ibanez 16 man dynasty? thanks

gnarlyrichards
gnarlyrichards
1 month ago

Grey,

I’d like your thoughts on my team (12 team h2h 6×6, OPS and Holds)

I know my pitching is a mess, but I’ll hang up and listen.

Thanks!

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Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Yo Grey, great stuff as always! Nice to finally have a ROSTER QUESTION!!!
 
For a short week 1, what do you think?
 
1) Start Montgomery (BOS) or Houck (@NYY)? They are actually slated to play each other.

2) Start Belt, Toro or Vaughn (facing two lefties) at DH?

3) Start Hunter Greene (@ATL) at rookie pitcher, or chicken out and go with Robert Suarez (@OAK)?

ellis
ellis
1 month ago

I am really weak at 2B/SS, Would you p/u Pena or Abrams, or would you rather have Kemp or Gimenez, thank you!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Hey Grey!
16 team H2H weekly points league

Got offered my Bryant and Kirilloff for his Chapman and Eloy?
What do you think?

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Hey Grey, it’s finally time for an actual ROSTER QUESTION!

1) Start Tanner Houck (@NYY) or Jordan Montgomery (BOS)?

2) Start Andrew Vaughn (CWS facing two lefties), Toro, or Belt at DH?

3) Start Hunter Greene (@ATL) at Rookie Pitcher, or chicken out and go with Robert Suarez until we see if Greene is in control?

Thanks in advance, and good luck!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 month ago

Good looking draft,Grey! Here was my Saturday Main Event team after trading out Brujan and Pearson:
C Narvaez,Bart
1B Freeman
2B India
Ss Bogaerts
3B Escobar
MI Edman
CI Walsh
OF Soto,Kirilloff,Grichuk,Myers,Vaughn
DH Franmil
R Pena,Kwan,Brad Miller
SP Nola,Gausman,Manaea,Jo-Mo,Ober,Luzardo,Gibson,Pineda,Tyler Wells
RP Melancon,Warren,Pierce Johnson,Kennedy
Give me your thoughts. I will likely start Pena and move Edman to OF depending on how he starts. FAAB for closer or two.
It was a good day of drafting and dress. We had a guy in a kilt, a tranny,and you and Donkey. Such color! Thanks!

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I actually like your team. Rodon upside can be very good.

Trade Question:
Give Luis Roberts + Witt
Get J Ram + Jeremy Peña

thansk,

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 month ago

Did my final 5X5 12 team Fantrax draft last night out of the dreaded 7 slot so I mixed it up & took Devers & it worked because I then had my choice of Robert or Tucker @ 18. SP & closers went hot & heavy early …I settled for one solid closer & picked up scraps at the end.
I ended up with this team:
C- Ellias(pick 343)
1B- Walsh(114)
2B- Polanco (90)
3B- Devers (7)
CI- Hoskins(127)
MI- Swanson(138)
OF- Robert(18); Teoscar(31) ; O’Neil(66); Kelenic (175); & Grisham(199)
UTil- Torkelson (162)
Bench- Mancini(247) Dom Smith(354); & Stott(295)

SP- Berrios(55); Manoah(79); Ranger; Montgomery; Disco; Gray; Means; Greene(282); Gonsolin(271); & Brash(258)
RP- Kimbrel (103); Rainey(306); Robertson(319); & Castillo (SD)(330)

I mean pitching especially RP suffered but my SP is decent & that OF should be amazing. I just need to find a closer or 2 along the way. Light on speed & maybe average? What’s your take??

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 month ago

I definitely like what you did in your draft …great looking team drafting against some of the best & for a huge prize. Well done!

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
1 month ago

Hola Señor Gris

Just in case your Mexican is poor, gris is grey(haha)! Gracias por todo!!!

A) Your team, after reading your writings, looks solid and that’s according to me reading you.

B) Still can’t wait until tomorrow, what’s your opinion on this O, with OBP?
1B. Olsen
2B. Betts
SS. Correa
3B. Franco
OF Trout
OF. Eloy
OF. Yelich
U. Riley
U. Hoskins
B. Straw

C). There is no C. Won’t temp fate by changing what the Master writes.

D). When you win, you and Coug’s should come down so CCC could buy you lunch, can’t afford dinner(lol).

Let’s get ready to Rock n Roll, best of luck almost friend!!!

CCC

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

A little further down, SLO county, Splash Cafe has above average chowder(Pismo), Giovanni’s for fish n chips(Morro Bay) and Wine/Vino/Wein/Vin, better than that in “Sideways”!!! Only if you win, I don’t give out participation lunches(haha). Well, if Coug’s is coming maybe, sorry Donkey teeth…..

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. have an open roster spot. which of these guys has the best shot of lasting more than one week on the squad?

sulser, eflin, kluber, senzel, vaughn or drew rasmussen?

thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Let the silly trade offers season begin! Been offered Yelich for my Shohei (batter). Please confirm that this offer is in fact terrible….

triggamike
triggamike
1 month ago

Grey!
Long time follower of your content, thank you for what you do!

12 team points league:

Pretty standard hitting scoring where SB’s are 1.5 and K’s are -1.

Straw or Abrams?

Thanks in advance Sir.

Hamporter
Hamporter
1 month ago

In a 12 team H2H categories league. I needed to add 2 bench pieces that had decent upside. I was going to grab Josh Lowe and CJ Abrams. However, someone dropped Bellinger and Kelenic right off the bat. Which 2 would you add from Bellinger, Kelenic, or Abrams? Bellinger has struggled mightly, but if he shows signs of life, I could get him without actually having to waste a draft pick on him and take a wait and see approach on my bench. Thanks for the insight!

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

21 team standard 5&5 league my team

zunino
goldsmith
edman
w franco
bryant
s suzuki
a garcia
j mateo
u k calhoun
bench kwan
a hicks
j barrero
pitchers

manaea
mcclanahan
mahle
stroman
j montgomery
n cortez
r tepara
d castillo
n martinez

bench
gomber m meyer

m/l
stott
luciano
I need to acquire saves besides that your thoughts
love your work

Kill the wave
Kill the wave
1 month ago

According to your podcast you guys like J Rod at about 86-100. Filtering nfbc adp for the last few days still shows torkelson and j rod going around 250. Do you suppose taking j rod at 100 is a safe play or do I have some wiggle room To take a shot a little later in the draft. Thank you

big league choo
big league choo
1 month ago

My 14 team draft on Sunday I did the same thing. Picked Tork at 165, knowing he had made the team then J-Rod made it back to me 8 picks later and 20 picks after that landed O’Neil Cruz. Only hope it works out like the year I grabbed Tatis Jr and Pete Alonso everywhere.

bettiedaviseyeswideshut
bettiedaviseyeswideshut
1 month ago

14 deep mixed keeper points league
BA, Runs, RBIs, Steals, HR
Wins, Svs, ERA, Whip, Ks

I need some help. To offset just list of names tried to Jazz Chisholm them up. 

Anyway – offense feel pretty good about. Especially when Acuna is back. But in the meantime I’m waffling between Madrigal, Toro or Connor Joe. Have enough flexibility I could make any work but not sure who to start until Acuna is back. Madrigal is yawner but am somewhat worried about average so leaning that way. I know it’s fickle but I have some big drains.

Then on the pitching (the all upside staff) – I don’t have a top closer obviously. I would need to part with probably a big bat to get one. Hoping to vulture some and Sagnof someone off closers. 

C
Daultonoffun Varsho
Jacob imaStallings drafting catchers
1B
Matt Olson ying yang twins
2B
nick madri hisgalfriday
SS
Trea Turner? I just met her
3B
Matt mark david Chapman
CI 
Alex Kirilloff license
MI 
Dansby black Swanson

Ketel one Marte 

5 OF
Adolis agent Garcia 
Byron daddy warBuxton
Eloy Jimenez dispenser
Ronald Acuna matata
Jorge de la Soler

Pitching
Tyler paul bart Mahle cop
John Means busineess
Tarik Skubal 1 
Patrick Frank sinatra live at the Sandsoval
Camilo Doval ium
Joe Meg Ryan 
nestor day in cortes 
michael fulmer? I just met her

Bench
Connor Meet Joe Black 
Abraham Toro Motors
Greyson Rodriguez who is coming to dinner
Ken and I would walk 500 Giles 
Max Meyer? I just met her

Daze
Daze
1 month ago

Grey
desperate for saves
Here are my options
Greg Holland
Dinelson Limet
Ian Kennedy
Diego Castillo
Jorge Lopez
Jordan Hicks

Thanks if you can pick 2 just in case

russowl
russowl
1 month ago

10 team Head to head Standard scoring with added doubles and triples Also losses count for pitchers. What are strengths and weaknesses and any moves to be made I’m guessing 1st one would be dropping saurez

russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
1 month ago

Let’s try this again . Didn’t mean to submit yet

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russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
1 month ago

My team

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russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
1 month ago

Fa bats

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russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
1 month ago

Sorry this is bats

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russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
1 month ago

Pena,Jesus Sanchez , Candelario also avl

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russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
1 month ago

Yes sorry this didn’t go so well I will do better next time LOL

russowl
russowl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks grey

hot corner
hot corner
1 month ago

Fingers crossed for Hays. It wasn’t intentional, but I ended up drafting him everywhere. It kept getting to around pick 240-250 and I would need an OF and Hays was always just sitting there and staring me. I believe he is on 5 of my 6 DC teams.

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Tough FCL draft last night. At the end I put 2 players on the IL, and then couldn’t find anyone I wanted to replace them.

Witt at 45, Julio 51, Suzuki 55, Mondesi 57. Meanwhile, in RCL 11 also drafting last night, Witt was 64, Julio 93, Suzuki 116, Mondesi 89. 

I already traded Kelenic for Straw. Don’t think it is a good deal, but need some steals. And I felt sorry for Grimey.

Got offered Nelson Cruz for Rizzo, but I didn’t think that was a big enough upgrade to be worth going to a UT-only player. Agree?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Perts draft:

Witt at 56, Julio 65, Suzuki 72, Mondesi 41

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

Straw for JK seems pretty fair to me!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

Haha thanks for the charity!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 month ago

Haha. I’ve made 3 trades now and feel like I lost them all. But in the end I imagine it will have little effect on my results.

Tom R.
Tom R.
1 month ago

Almighty Grey! So excited for the season to start tomorrow and to dominate my league under your tutelage. What do you think of my squad? 10-team 7×7 with OPS instead of AVG and W/L in pitching.

C: Stephenson
1B: Alonso
2B: India/Baez
3B: Riley
SS: Bichette
OF: Harper
OF: O’Neill
OF: F. Reyes
UTL: N. Cruz
B: Baez/India
B: Edman

SP: Woodruff
SP: Nola
SP: Musgrove
SP: Montas
SP: Eovaldi
SP: Manea

RP: Clase
RP: E. Diaz
RP: T. Rogers
RP: Trienen

Anything I should be targeting on the waiver wire? As always, thank you so much!

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
1 month ago

Finished my draft; any initial thoughts (12-team OBP/QS league)?

C: Alejandro Kirk
1B: Joey Votto
2B: Trae Turner
3B: Spencer Torkelson
SS: Javier Baez
OF: Juan Soto
OF: Cedric Mullins
OF: Austin Meadows
Util: Josh Lowe
Bench: Belt/Oniel Cruz/Eddie Rosario

SP: Aaron Nola/Jose Berrios/Robbie Ray/Eovaldi/MacKenzie Gore/Strasburg(IR)
RP: Hader/Romano/Gellegos/Trivino

Thanks!

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BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

12-team

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 month ago

I drafted in an ESPN league on Monday. Their board/rankings is easily the worst I’ve ever seen. Tyler O’Neill at 170+. Cedric Mullins in the 70s. Eloy around 100. Teoscar at 111. Tim Anderson around 110. Austin Riley at 70 something. Acuna at 44. Lou Bob at 84. Adalaberto way into the 100s. Story around 90. Craziest sh*t I’ve ever seen.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

It’s weird. I looked at the rankings that Karabell has on their site, and they are fairly reasonable, but that draft room is a mess. Trying to keep track of players was ridiculous. Everyone in that draft just kinda forgot about Tyler O’Neill, assuming he was gone, and he went in the 130s!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 month ago

That NFBC looks quite good given the depth of the league. Great work!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 month ago

*team

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

No specific need. Keep forever league. If you are sitting on one, maybe 2. Who and why? I know Beer, Rios and Kwan broke camp but they won’t start currently on my team. Looking for biggest down the road impacts.

-Miranda
-Kwan
-Brujan
-Melendez
-Beer
– Edwin Rios

Please and thank you!

Russ
Russ
1 month ago

Hey there Grey!
Drafted last night for my 12 team H2H Categories with QS and Saves+Holds, would love to know your thoughts on how I did here, thanks!

C – M. Garver
1B – J. Abreu
2B – O. Albies
MI – Jazz
SS – Trea Turner
3B – Y. Moncada
CI – R. Mountcastle
OF – Yordan
OF – Starling Marte
OF – Buxton
OF – Teoscar
OF – J. Gallo
UTL – Franmil

SP – Fried
SP – Verlander
SP – Wainwright
SP – J. Means
SP – Syndergaard
SP – Greinke (streaming spot)
RP – Kittredge
RP – Robert Suarez
RP – Devin Williams
RP – Loaisiga
RP – Steckenrider

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gallo hits 50 this year… book it

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 month ago

He doesn’t look that old.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

It’s looking like CJ Abrams is going to make the Opening Day roster. If he does, who should I drop to make room for him:

R. Cano
J. Pederson
G. Cooper
A. Frazier
I would like to hold to Pujols, i think he will be ok at DH in STL.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

cano first then Albert?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

when will SD decide on abrams

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

ok cool. Do you think Albert will be ok in STL?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

ok then i guess Albert may be the one i drop

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Also someone dropped Taijuan Walker. Is he worth dropping Brubaker for?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

He’s getting divorced, so that should help

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

how does a divorce help?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Just joking around, sir.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

I see you took a shot on lewis late like I did. I took him in rd 26 and was fully expecting jul rod to be in the minors for a few months. Are you planning to keep him as a reserve and hope for a trade or cut? Injuries happen too but he is the one we are usually talking about. Not sure what I should do with him. Thanks

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

Also wanted to mention kwan. While spring stats don’t mean much for many players, they do matter for guys on the cusp of a roster spot. .

Spring: 15-32 7R 2(2B) 3RBI 2BB 0SO 1SB .469 AVG. He did not strike out in 34 PA’s.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

What are you planning to do with Lewis? Hold or cut?

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
1 month ago

Hi Grey!

It’s been a while, huh? Wanted to get your 2 cents on my 2022 fantasy team. Had my draft last night. 12 team, roto, 6×6, saves+holds league…

My Roster:
C – K. Carson
1B – Abreu
2B – France
3B – Franco
SS – Witt, Jr.
CI – Bregman
MI – Gleyber
OF – Benintendi, Eloy, Robert & Tucker
U – A. Gimenez, A. Hays
SP – Manoah, Bassitt, S. Gray, P. Sandoval, M. Gore & S. Baz
RP – Pressly, Romano, Knebel, W. Smith, Trivino & McFarland
NA – Lodolo

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks,
LadyScorpio

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Grey,

As ALWAYS, many thanks for your time and feedback!! Both are IMMENSELY appreciated!!!

LadyScorpio

KarlJ
KarlJ
1 month ago

I have an open roster spot after Acuna went on IL.
Pick up Oneill Cruz, Abrams ,Adell or grab an extra arm? ( Josiah Gray and Luzardo are probably the highest upside pitchers available)

10 team, 5X5, redraft league

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
1 month ago

Ran into a very similar situation in a 14-team 5×5 H2H league I just drafted. Starting pitchers going like hotcakes, plus some guys keeping 3 or 4 starters to begin with. I tend to lean toward relievers in H2H generally, but it was wild how late some closers were going:
C- Murphy
1B- Olson
2B- Marte
3B- JoRam
SS- Swanson
CI- Mountcastle
MI- Urshela
OF- Arozarena
OF- Giancarlo
OF- Adolis
UT- Jo Adell
UT- Jesus Sanchez

SP- Montas
SP- Stroman
SP- Urquidy
SP- Ian Anderson (not a fan, but desperate times)
RP- Edwin Diaz
RP- Romano
P- Melancon
P- Rob. Suarez
P- Sulser
BN- Quantrill
BN- Jos. Gray
BN- Brash
BN- Yarbrough

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey! Yeah, I had to take Montas in the second round, and kept getting scooped for guys like Trevor Rogers, Ranger Suarez, Joe Ryan, etc.
Will definitely be checking the Buy/Sells for pitching

JasonH
JasonH
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

I did my first yahoo prize league 5×5 standard 12 team and had 3rd pick, can you critique my team? Is my pitching too weak compete with Lynn hurt? Thanks in advance

C Contreras

1B Alonso

2b Trea Turner

3B Machado

SS Polanco

OF Teoscar

OF Tyler O Neil

OF Jared Walsh

UTIL Franmil and Nathan Lowe

SP Lynn, Eovaldi, Manaea, Stroman, Mahle, Descalfani, Ranger Suarez, Houck, Ynoa, Alex Wood, Gonsolin

Matty
Matty
1 month ago

Team looks good. Is it just me, or does Seiya seem to be the player with the widest range of draft outcomes this year?
Just did my favorite draft for the year; 12 team auction redraft, H2H, 5×5 + H, OPS, TB. This league always ends up very competitive. With the offensive skew I figured on allocating $210 to hitting and $50 to pitching, and pretty much nailed it (209/ 51).
C – Elias Diaz (Waiver Wire)
1B – Albombso ($26)
2B – India ($21)
3B – Devers ($45)
SS – Jazz ($22)
OF – Eloy ($28), O’Neill ($23), Franmil ($12)
UT – Seiya ($3)
BN – Kelenic ($8)
IL – FTJ ($21)
SP – Peralta ($20), Cease ($13), Kopech ($3), Urquidy ($2), Joe Ryan ($1), Stroman ($2), Ranger Suarez ($2), JoMo ($2)
RP – Kittredge ($2), Robert Suarez ($2), Gregory Soto ($2)

Other than not having as many upside-y guys I’m excited about as I could (Lou Bob and Bobby Witt Jr got too rich for me) I think I’m pretty happy with the team. A little light on speed perhaps, but I was pleased to be able to get so many #3 starters for $2 each.
Thoughts? Critiques?
Thanks all.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I also didn’t love the Jazz pick.
In nearly sequential slots I skipped Baez, Mondesi, and Polanco for Witt, who ended up in a wild bidding war. At that point things were looking sparse so I jumped at someone subpar.

djohnson2511
djohnson2511
1 month ago

Thanks for all of your hard work, Grey!

I drafted my 10 Team H2H keeper league this week:

R HR RBI SB AVG OBP
K W L SV ERA WHIP

C – Keibert Ruiz
1B – Jared Walsh
2B – Marcus Semien (K)
3B – Ke’Bryan Hayes
SS – Bo Bichette
OF – Yordan Alvarez (K)
OF – Tyler O’Neil (K)
OF – Eloy Jimenez
OF – Ryan Mountcastle
OF – Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
UTIL – Franmil Reyes
UTIL – Jorge Polanco
Bench – Julio Rodriguez

SP – Zack Wheeler
SP – Kevin Gausman
SP – Dylan Cease
SP – Eduardo Rodriguez
SP – Jordan Montgomery
SP – Noah Syndergaard
SP – Tanner Houck
SP – Jose Urquidy
RP – Raisel Iglesias
RP – Emmanuael Clase
RP – Lucas Sims

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Are you still saying “Forget Strasburg”, or do you think he is worth a speculative pickup? Team is now saying he should be back 1-May; but do his injuries imply he’ll never be a serviceable 6-inning pitcher again?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
1 month ago

Morning Grey!

Burn a waiver pri and pick up brash and drop kikuchi?

5×5 h2h.

Thanks man.

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Yo Grey, you comments about Lewis yesterday made me think about an early waiver claim, but I’ve also got excess RP to drop (we only get one claim per week). Lewis is depth OF, and my RPs are Kimbrel, Soto, Kittredge, Robert Suarez and Giles (we start 3). In this situation, would you rather:

1) Drop Lewis (or Giles) for Canha
2) Drop Giles (or Lewis) for Matz
3) Drop Giles (or Lewis) for Ynoa

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey! And you’d suggest me dropping Lewis instead of Giles because I’m picking up another OF?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Sorry in advance for SAGNOF…

Rather have an RP like D. Williams or take a shot on Sewald, Bednar, Colome, Giles, Sims/Warren, Wick, Rainey, Holland, etc? Top 3 of this bunch?

12-tm roto 5×5

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 month ago

Hi Grey! That’s a nice team, well done.

I had my 12-team, H2H keeper league draft and wondering what you think. It’s 7×7 scoring with R, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG, OPS // K, W, L, SVHD, ERA, WHIP, K/9.

C Sean Murphy (21st round)
1B Matt Olson (kept)
2B Jonathan India (7th round)
SS Trevor Story (3rd round)
3B Adalberto Mondesi (8th round)
LF Tyler O’Neill (5th round)
CF Mike Trout (kept)
RF Adolis Garcia (15th round)
UT Eloy Jimenez (6th round!!)
UT Franmil Reyes (11th round)
B Jared Kelenic (12th round)
B Dansby Swanson (13th round)
B Jesus Sanchez (19th round)

SP Freddy Peralta (4th round)
SP Sean Manaea (9th round)
SP Tanner Houck (16th round)
RP Aroldis Chapman (10th round)
RP Taylor Rogers (14th round)
P Paul Sewald (17th round)
B Logan Gilbert (18th round)
B Jordan Montgomery (20th round)

Obviously went pretty heavy on bats but I do like the pitching I was able to get relative to where other SP went. Thanks as always for any feedback!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 month ago

Also, meant to ask – in the spirit of adding some more SP depth, would you trade Franmil, Kelenic and Adolis for Seiya, Arozarena and Stroman? The other team is very heavy on SP it work in that sense, but I’m not totally enamored with Stroman’s K rate. You have him ranked a lot higher than where he went in our draft so curious what you think. Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! I can’t believe I’m betting on Mondesi again but I just can’t quit him.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

I got some good news and bad news bud….I like your team a lot too, but my wife says ur definately Danny. At least ur funny! (She says that to me all the time also. Who needs pitching in fantasy anyway right?

You showed me urs so I will show you mine. I did my weekly lineup h2h league last night and boy did i wait on pitching… 12 team 5×5 H2H with OBP, quality starts and net svs and holds

C: Zunino Last
1B: Alonso (3)
2B: India (5)
SS: Witt (7)
3B: Franco (4)
Of: Acuna (2)
Of: Oneil (6)
Of: Seiya (9)
UT: Ohtani (1)
UT: Gallo (10)

bn: J rod (20)

now for the bad part!

Sp: Cease (8)
Sp: Eovaldi (11)
rp: sewald (18)
rp: Castillo (19)
p: Ed rod (12)
p: Snell (13)
p: Kopech (14)
p: Severino (15)

bn Syndergaard (16), Ranger Suarez (17) Luzardo (21), Ynoa (22), neris 23

Im sure ill find some pitchers on waivers thx to reading Razz tho and Sagnof in a net svs and holds is whatever. Apparently i like the mariners bullpen? I could always pint net svs hlds out the window and stack starters since i have a bunch of Sp/Rp. What you think fantasy basebally dad?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

it is a weekly league also so that is why i tool more high risk high reward. Worst case I play the stream game.

Any strategy advise as to how many RP vs SP to use in this format Quality starts, K, ERA, whip, net svs hlds? I am really tempted to Spam SP in all my spots and just tank net svs and hlds.