As many of you know, I was invited into the NL-Only Tout Wars live draft this past weekend that took place at the SiriusXM building in New York.  The draft started at 10 AM EST on Sunday.  I include EST because I roll like Rodney-O, Joe Cooley and Tupac on PST.  EST is for grandmothers named Ester who die in the middle of spelling their name.  I flew in the day before, which meant I would still be on Tupac time.  I tell you this because I knew it would be a struggle to get up and to the building by 10 AM, so I stayed at a hotel that was literally — yes, I’m literally using the word literally — a block away from Sirius.  I set my alarm clock on my iPhone — “Siri, could you wake me at 8:15 AM, I want to be a winner?”  “Googling Steak Me restaurants for 8:15 dinner.”  I told the hotel I needed a wake up call; I even set my in-room alarm clock.  I was prepared to wake up late even with all of these safeguards.  Well, I woke up on time.  Actually, early.  I did the three S’s and, at around 9:15 AM, with 45 minutes to spare, I ducked into a Starbucks right outside my hotel.  I only needed to walk about 500 feet.  I didn’t need 45 minutes for that even if I was lugging my suitcase.  After dillying and dallying for about 30 minutes in the ‘Bucks, I headed over to Sirius.  Well, that is, I got to about 100 feet away from the front door of my draft when I saw there was a half marathon running down the middle of the street that I needed to cross.  I asked the policeman, “Can I cross here?  I only need to go to that building that we are directly across from.”  “Sorry, pal, you need to go up ten blocks to the subway and cross underneath the street.”  DAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!  I threw my suitcase up in my arms and began to run ten blocks against a marathon and then ten blocks back.  Good times!  Anyway, here’s my Tout Wars recap, it’s a 12 team NL-Only, 4 OF, two catcher, one UTIL and one swingman league:

C: Nick Hundley $12
C: Devin Mesoraco $13
1B: Anthony Rizzo $38
3B: Maikel Franco $23
CI: Chris Carter $15
2B: Dee Gordon $30
SS: Zack Cozart $4
MI: Orlando Arcia $2
OF: Scott Schebler $10
OF: Andre Ethier $9
OF: Matt Holliday $19
OF:  Cody Asche $5
UTIL: Matt Adams $5
Swingman: Scooter Gennett $3

P: Patrick Corbin $11
P: Andrew Cashner $7
P: Gio Gonzalez $9
P: Jake Peavy $4
P: Jason Hammel $11
P: Jeremy Hellickson $1
P: Hunter Strickland $4
P: J.J. Hoover $7
P: A.J. Ramos $13
Bench:
Chase Anderson
Tom Koehler
Clint Robinson
Jose Pirela

YOU ARE HANDSOME WITH YOUR MUSTACHE, BUT I’LL BE DAMNED IF YOU’RE NOT ALSO GOOFY WITH THAT PITCHING STAFF.

Yup, the pitching staff is light on — how do I say this? — good pitchers.  ‘Tis is true.  There was no way around it with how the hitting went.  Here was me in the draft:  “Well, I have Maikel Franco on my NL-Only cheatsheet for $23, so I’ll go to $23 and that’s it.  Wait, did I just get Maikel Franco for $23?  Hmm, okay, well, you have to trust your values.”  And, outside of Dee Gordon, that’s what I did for every single player I drafted.  I trusted my values.  Or if I were running for president, I TrusTED my values.

SO, YOU DIDN’T FOLLOW YOUR VALUES FOR DEE GORDON?  WHY DO YOU GO AGAINST ALL THAT IS HOLY?  DID YOU INTEND ON UPSETTING RUDY?

Rudy immediately texted me after my Dee Gordon purchase of $30 with “Well, I guess you’re not following the sheet.  That’s cool, find a new BFF!”  And then hung up.  Metaphorically.  You can’t hang up on text.  I had my values that I linked to above, and I also had LABR’s values from two weeks back.  Both on the same Excel spreadsheet.  I glanced at my spreadsheet and I saw $32, so when someone else bid Gordon to $29, I went to $30 and expected someone to take him to $31, where I would’ve stopped.  Unfortch, $32 was what someone spent on Gordon in NL-Only in LABR.  It was not my value for him for Tout.  Oopsie.  Since I bought Gordon, I didn’t buy anymore speed.  Though, I did ground up Sanka during a break and snort it.

OKAY, I’LL BUY THAT EXCUSE SINCE THAT IS BASICALLY SAYING “I’M A DOPE,” BUT I WILL SAY I DO LIKE YOUR HITTING.  DESPITE MYSELF.

Thanks, MR. AL CAPPS.  I like my hitting too.  According to my values, I’m ridiculously stacked on offense.  I aim for a 33 in category money for all hitting categories (if you scroll to the bottom of our Preseason Player Rater, you see Point Shares explained.  To avoid scrolling, do a FIND of FAQs.).  For runs, RBIs, HRs, SBs, OBP respectively, I have 43, 41.2, 45.3, 32.8, 27.  My worst category is OBP.  It was like that for a while in the draft, which is why I paid for Matt Holliday, hoping he’d boost my OBP.  Oh, by the way, I own Matt Holliday in two leagues.  I will now read The Bell Jar while my head is in the oven.

CAN WE GO BACK TO YOUR AWFUL PITCHING FOR A SECOND?  BECAUSE I LOOK AT IT AND IT DEPRESSES ME AND I’M ON HEAVY MEDICATION FOR DEPRESSION.

For pitching, I aim for a 14 in category money and I got 14.3 in Wins, 10.4 in ERA, 11.2 in WHIP, 15.4 in Ks and 14.3 in SAVES.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone that has ever played in an NL or AL-Only league.  I have some weaknesses, goes with the territory.  If you were to look at other teams from the league, I’m one of the few that has ABs and IP in every spot.  On one team, their pitching staff has Chad Qualls, Tony Cingrani and Seung-hwan Oh.  Another team’s third baseman is Will Middlebrooks and their corner man is Josh Bell.  Another team has Freddy Galvis and Ryan Raburn in their starting lineup.  I have weaknesses, but everyone does.

OKAY, MY MATH MIGHT BE OFF HERE BECAUSE YOUR AUCTION TOTALS THAT YOU SPENT ADD UP TO ONLY $255.  WAIT, MY MATH IS RIGHT.  YOU LEFT MONEY ON THE TABLE?!  MONEY.  ON.  THE.  TABLE.  I’M GOING TO GO INTO ONE OF THOSE PERSONAL KARAOKE BOOTHS AND SING NAT KING COLE’S ‘UNFORGETTABLE’ BUT SWTCH THE LYRICS TO UNFORGIVABLE.

I got some grief on a post-draft interview on SiriusXM for this too.  I don’t get it.  Like I keep saying, I have my own values.  I got Hellickson for $1, I have him listed on my sheet for $6.  I have Asche down for $10, I got him at $5.  Technically, I could’ve spent another $5, but, according to Rudy’s values, I got $314 worth of value (easily the best, but, of course, these are our values).  It’s not my fault everyone in the room thought Orlando Arcia wasn’t worth more than $2.  Speaking of which…

YOU GOT ORLANDO ARCIA FOR $2?!  IS HE HURT?  DID I MISS A NEWS STORY ON HIM… THAT REMINDS ME, TREVOR STORY.  YEAH, HE’S BETTER.  YOU STILL SUCK.

Let’s just be as common sense about this as we can.  Jose Reyes still plays for the Rockies.  Will he return in May/June?  Likely.  Latest would be July.  The Rockies are just going to cut Reyes?  Won’t they try to trade him?  Of course.  To trade him, they will need a suitor.  If they can’t find a suitor, in the meantime, they will give him ABs.  So, are they going to promote Trevor Story to sit on the bench?  To platoon with Reyes?  Or have Story wait out the Reyes situation in the minors?  Any of those are a possibility, none of them bode well for Story.  Story went in the auction for $7.  Arcia has Villar in front of him.  Villar could play third and move Aaron Hill to the bench or platoon.  Does it seem likely that Arcia will stay in the minors for long because Aaron Hill has to get at-bats?  No, of course not.  I got Arcia for $2!  Story will be great, Arcia will too but also has an easier chance for ABs.

  1. Anthony says:
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    Hello Grey. I had my draft in my H2H points league. I’m pretty happy about it but until I get your approval I’m not sure. It’s a 12 team points league with rostering only 6 SP’s and starting 4 of them per week. I had the 3rd pick and here’s the order I took them. Thank you!

    1. Kershaw
    2. Arenado
    3 Betts
    4. Springer
    5. Archer
    6. Franco
    7. Odor
    8. Pujols
    9. Planco
    10. Wade Davis
    11. C. Rodon
    12. L. Severino
    13. Belt
    14. Piscoty
    15. DeSheilds
    16. Story
    17. Schoop
    18. W Castillo
    19. K. Marte
    20. B. Lawrie
    21. J. Ross
    22. J. Paxton

    • Grey

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      @Anthony: I’d be happy with it too, your pitching looks a bit stronger than your hitting, but that makes sense in Pts. I like all of the guys you drafted, not much to poke holes in… Piscotty is nice in Pts too

  2. Al Koholic says:
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    Team looks good and I like Gordon in no only league I’ll trust u on your pitching I don’t follow many of those guys in mixes league. Hey at least u went home a little lighter after the jog. Prolly had a head rush during the draft after that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al Koholic: Yeah, I was winded and sweaty there for a second… Luckily, I had my mustache wax to help the beads of sweat run off my face!

  3. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve got a dynasty question for you. Someone offered me Gerrit Cole for Steven Matz and Andrew Benintendi. Should I take it? He also has Syndergaard so I could potentially counter for him.

    Details:
    14 team CBS Dynasty – Roto 6×6 Hitting: HR, SB, RBI, R, AVG, OPS Pitching: W+QS-L, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, INN, K – Weekly lock lineups

    My Lineup:
    C: Yan Gomes
    1B: Miguel Cabrera
    2B: Jonathan Schoop
    3B: Todd Frazier
    SS: Starling Castro
    MI: Howie Kendricks
    CI: Lucas Duda
    4 OF: George Springer, Justin Upton, Gregory Polanco, Denard Span
    2 U: Brandon Belt, David Ortiz
    BN: Travis Shaw, Steven Souza, Hyun-Kim Soo, Trevor Story

    Prospects: Hitters: Andrew Benintendi, Brendan Rodgers, Josh Bell, Cody Bellinger, Willie Calhoun, Daz Cameron, K.J. Woods, Tyler O’Niel, Magneuris Sierra, Tyler Nevin, Jordan Patterson, Kevin Pablo, Ryan O’Hearn, Richie Shaffer

    P: Carlos Carrasco
    P: Steven Matz
    P: Patrick Corbin
    P: Taijuan Walker
    P: Kyle Hendricks
    P: Henry Owens
    P: John Lamb
    P: Jeurys Familia
    P: Jake McGee
    P: Sergio Romo
    BN: Hyun Ryu, Tanner Roark, Brett Cecil, Alex Colome, Justin Wilson

    Prospect Pitchers: Jake Thompson, Jeff Hoffman, Justus Sheffield, David Paulino, Domingo Acevedo, Vicente Campos

    Always much appreciated Grey!

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Noam: Take Cole. Quick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Agreed, take Cole

  4. Oppo Taco says:
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    Grey! Finished my 12 team keeper league draft last night. Any thoughts on the lineup? Hosmer, Franco, Odor went in the first round before my pick so I made a (little) reach for Matz in the 8th round. Grabbed Longo in the 9th because 3B is a minefield and super top heavy and also (felt like) I reached for Deshields in the 10th. Pedroia was never in my plans but Schoop and Castro got picked a round before so Pedroia in round 13 (after 8 rounds of keepers) Felt like a bit of value at least. My team is below!

    C – Wellington Casilla
    1b- goldy
    2b – Pedroia
    3b – Longoria
    SS – Seager
    Of – McCutchen
    Of – Bautista
    OF – Upton
    Util – Rizzo
    Util – Deshields
    Bench – Story

    SP – Bumgarner’
    SP – Cole
    SP – Corbin
    SP – Matz
    SP – Joe Ross
    SP – Colome (hoping he gets saves in this spot)
    RP – Tolleson
    RP – Storen
    Bench – Santiago Casilla, Jared Eichkoff, Jose Berios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: You look solid on hitting, but a bit injury risky, and slightly old in genetral… The pitching looks rock solid, assuming Bum’s fine

  5. Adult coloring book says:
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    10 team, keeper league

    My bench players are deshields, Castro, soler, r. Zimmerman, fowler, Colome, d. Hernandez

    Starters: posey, encarcion, odor , bogaerts, Franco, Braun, Bautista , jd Martinez, heyward

    Should I swap anyone for Reyes , a. Bailey, vizcaino, osuna, Castillo, or

    Thanks !

  6. Brandon says:
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    Your quote after the whole Matt Holliday realization occurred was the best. “I will now read The Bell Jar while my head is in the oven.”

    • @Brandon:
      $19 for Holiday? hahaha
      I nominate him for bots in live online auctions

  7. M says:
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    Hey Grey, please comment & critique the team I drafted over the weekend (15 team 6x6obp roto weekly)

    We also start a CI,MI & UTIL

    C-Y.Grandal (lad), W.Castillo (ari),

    1B-D.Ortiz (bos), P.Alvarez (bal)

    2B-D.Gordon (mia), A.Rendon (nats)

    3B-K.Seager

    SS-M.Machado (bal), Z.Cozart (cin)

    OF-C.Blackmon (col)
    OF-Y.Puig (lad)
    OF-M.Betts (bos)

    BN-B.Buxton OF
    BN-J.Peralta SS
    BN-F.Barreto SS
    BN-D.Swanson SS

    SP1-J.Arrieta (chc)
    SP2-C.Kluber (cle)
    SP3-D.Salazar (cle)
    SP4-J.Hammel (chc)
    SP5-J.Ross (nats)
    RP-K.Medlen (kc)
    RP-B.Finnegan (cin)
    RP-J.Grilli (atl)

    BN-J.Paxton
    BN-B.Maurer
    BN-V.Velasquez

    • Grey

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      @M: Your pitching looks solid until about Medlen, then it’s very risky, which isn’t bad that late in that deep of a league, but it just is… You look weak on power, and high on speed on your hitting

      • M says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. Rabbit says:
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    So isn’t the payoff of your Intro that when you showed up at the Sirius XM building it was still an hour before the draft, because the draft started at 10 AM EST and everyone was actually on EDT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: Nope, I showed up with a few minutes to spare, because I ran like Jesse Owens on PEDs

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Did you stay at a Holiday Inn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no, should’ve

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: You running thru NY with a suitcase during a marathon, you are lucky you were no swarmed by NYPD!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  9. David says:
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    Grey,

    My H2H league has decided to add both OBP and TB hitting categories to the standard 5×5.

    How far into the draft would you go before drafting pitchers as opposed to a traditional 5X5 league and would you recommend any other strategy based on the heavily weighted hitting categories?

  10. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Had my draft this weekend. Was just wondering what your thoughts were on my team. 12 team h2h 3 player keeper league. Standard scoring but we do obp instead of avg and qs instead of wins. I’m probably going to drop Kennedy for either Eduardo Rodriguez or hammel

    C – Castillo
    1b – Goldy (Keeper)
    2b – Schoop
    SS – Segura
    3B – Arenado (Keeper)
    OF – Trout (Keeper)
    OF – Khrush
    OF – DeShields
    UTL – Belt

    SP – Salazar
    SP – Matz
    SP – Ventura
    SP – Corbin
    SP – Moore
    SP – Kennedy
    Closer – Giles
    Bench – Ozuna
    Bench – Daniel Norris

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: That’s a nice team…id lose Kennedy for a closer if there is one out there…looks like you may have issues with saves…but other than that you’re good.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: what rd did you draft Delino? I draft tomorrow, trying to gauge

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        It was in the 8th

        • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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          Three player keeper league too so I guess it was more like the 11th

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Is Giles not closing for Houston?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should

  11. Mickey Maloney says:
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    You can use the $5 to buy Ethier some shin guards!

  12. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey!

    Good morning.

    Quick question:
    H2h League, 3 keeper (Stanton, Encarnacion, Arenado).
    I have 2 first round picks.

    Which pairing do you like must considering my keepers?

    A. Arreita + Adam Jones/Upton (maybe Braun)
    B. Marte + Kluber/Cole
    C. Springer + Kluber/Cole
    D. Braun + Kluber/Cole

    Thanks!
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Springer, SP

  13. Stringer Bell says:
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    12 team 5×5 mixed keeper league, OPS instead of AVG.
    I’m on the DeShields bandwagon with you. However, I am already keeping Blackmon and Betts in the OF. Would you still try to pickup Deshileds, or am I getting too cute with lead off guys and giving up too much HR/RBI/OPS? I do have Chris Davis, but that is it for power going into the draft.

  14. Right said Manfred says:
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    Was Gianella led to believe it was a 4 C league for some reason? Stange. Squad’s not bad, but I think you’re going to regret not going $2 on Jumbo to back up Hoover. JJ’s…not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Right said Manfred: Yeah, I would’ve went $2, but I was out of the draft by the time Jumbo went

  15. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Good Morning Boo…Here’s where its at…changed it up on the fly:

    C.
    1b. C.Davis
    2b. J.Schoop
    3b. M. Franco
    SS.
    OF. B.Harper
    OF. N. Cruz
    OF. D. Deshields
    Util. B.Belt

    Sp. Pineda
    Sp. Y. Ventura
    Rp. T. Rosenthal
    Rp. K. Giles
    Rp. G.Perkins
    P. P. Corbin
    P. Smyly
    P. Fiers
    P.
    B.
    B.
    B.
    B.
    B.
    B.

    Samardzija was taken and i wanted to get another somewhat safe arm before grabbing Velasquez so i went with Fiers…Im going to wait a while on SS..only one other team needs a SS so I’m pretty much guaranteed either Segura or Ketel…and im good with either. Here’s the best available pitching options left

    Shelby. Gio, Heaney, Bauer, Gausman, Nola, Norris, Velasquez….You feeling any of these guys over Velasquez next based on my staff…Bauer has got my attention.

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I feel like Nola (control) and Vince (k upside) are a good pairing and I’ve wound up with both of them at the back end of a couple drafts so I’m sure you could do both there. But W’s might be hard to come by b/c cot damn the Phillies suck

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: I could see that…i just feel as a rookie Nola will be unpredictable like Bauer…but at least Bauer wont have an innings restriction and can pile up the K’s….Having Velasquez and Nola with innings pitched being an issue worries me.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Oh Word

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You word!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Damn Ketel just went…best two options are Segura and Semien now..I may have to grab one before Nola.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Both are good options though

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: True..Fuck it ill go Nola and hold my Breath

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I would

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Im so impatient…i spend more time checking if picks are being made than anything else

                    • Grey

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                      Haha, me too!

  16. Ghost says:
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    GREY, longtime reader & hard lover… I’m in a 3 player keeper league Roto 10 team snake draft. I’m keeping Arenado, Bryant & Correra. I have 2nd pick and I’m torn between Betts or Springer Your thoughts??? I kept the others at their ranked spots so I lose 2nd 3rd & my 4th pick.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ghost: Id go Betts there

      • Ghost says:
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        ive had both since they broke in the league. Springer scares me injury wise but I could see a 40/30 guy out of him. Betts is getting a lot of praise & RF will be less demanding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ghost: Thanks! Betts

  17. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5, Keeping 3

    Howdy Grey,

    My league drafted last night. This is the first time in a lot of years I don’t have Kershaw, opting to keep Correa, Arenado, and Rizzo instead. I am…nervous. Here’s what I’m looking at. What do you think?

    c-Wellington Castillo
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Schoop
    3b-Arenado
    ss-Correa
    of-Marte, Justin Upton, Polanco
    util-Belt, Hosmer
    sp-Strasburg, Tyson Ross, Corbin, Samardzija, Shields, Hammel, Nola, Matz, Kennedy
    rp-Robertson, Cishek, Vizcaino
    n/a-Glasnow

    I took the SAGNOF thang and Grey’s general idea of punting catchers and RPs to a whole new level. Same with 2B (I didn’t grab Schoop until the 19th round). Not sure what to make of my pitching staff. I think I followed the pairings thing pretty well, but I could be wrong. THREE times the guy just before me took the guy I wanted (with DeGrom, Syndergaard, and Gio).

    ALSO: Matt Moore is available. Should I grab him over any of my current SPs?

    Any feedback is great.

    As always: THANK YOU!

    • Grey

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      @Fever Dog: No idea of # of teams… Forget Moore for now

      • Fever Dog says:
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        @Grey: It’s 10-teams

    • Grey

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      @Fever Dog: Sorry, missed that… Your hitting looks great… Love the hitting, actually… Think the pitching should be fine, but you’ll need to work the RPs in season.. Again, no Moore

      • Fever Dog says:
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        @Grey: No problem. Thanks for all your work and the kind words on my offense. That’s what I was going for. Working the RPs is what I do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. Doghat666 says:
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    Hey Grey
    Just had my draft. I tried to follow your rankings. How did I do? I think I need a little more speed and more saves.
    I’ve already received a trade offer for Pujols, might try to get Polanco?
    Non- standard Yahoo daily roto 6×6 (QS + OPS) 12 team $ redraft league.
    C 1B 2B SS 3B MI CI 4OF 4SP 3RP 3P 7BN 4DL
    Pick
    8 Anthony Rizzo ChC – 1B
    17 Starling Marte Pit – OF
    32 J.D. Martínez Det – OF
    41 Todd Frazier CWS – 3B
    56 Albert Pujols LAA – 1B
    65 Jason Heyward ChC – OF
    80 Danny Salazar Cle – SP
    89 Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
    104 Brandon Belt SF – 1B,OF
    113 Shawn Tolleson Tex – RP
    128 Carlos Rodon CWS – SP
    137 Jeff Samardzija SF – SP
    152 Yordano Ventura KC – SP
    161 Patrick Corbin Ari – SP
    176 Brad Ziegler Ari – RP
    185 Marcus Semien Oak – SS
    200 Khris Davis Oak – OF
    209 Ketel Marte Sea – SS
    224 Wei-Yin Chen Mia – SP
    233 Joaquín Benoit Sea – RP
    248 Welington Castillo Ari – C
    257 Erick Aybar Atl – SS
    272 Yasmany Tomás Ari – 3B,OF
    281 Andrew Heaney LAA – SP
    296 Joakim Soria KC – RP
    305 Pedro Strop ChC – RP
    320 Keone Kela Tex – RP
    329 Tony Watson Pit – RP
    344 Brock Holt Bos – 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Thanks

    • Grey

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      @Doghat666: I would’ve went a little more pitcher heavy in a QS league… Your OPS looks solid though, like the hitting a lot…

  19. jack florida says:
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    keeper help please, having a hard time deciding on these–AL only 10 yeams h2h 6×6 added holds and obp
    keep forever—-keep 5
    pujols
    odor
    lindor
    brantley
    correa
    price
    king felix
    stroman
    kluber
    darvish
    thanks for the help anyone who weighs in on this

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, i can always rely on your valuable insight

        • Grey

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          No problem, Mr. Florida

  20. Robert says:
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    Hello,
    I don’t think your pitching is that bad except JJ. Hoover. Anyway this is a 5×5 league 10 team, picking second: there were two monster pitching runs one in starters the other in relievers by pick 115, 17 relievers were gone (lol). Any thought on this team:
    1b: Paul Goldscmidth 2b: R Odor SS: Elvis Andrus MI: Neil Walker
    3B: Kris Bryant: CI: Kyle Seager Out: JD Martinez, Ryan Braun, Gregory Polanco, Matt Kemp, Delino DeSchields U: Miguel Sano
    P: Chris Sale, Matt Harvey, T.Walker, Luis Serevino, Drew Smyly, Y Ventura, Jake McGee, Will Smith, Patrick Corbin
    Bench: Joc Pederson, Ardonis Vizcaino, Aaron Nola.
    Thanks, always love your sense of humor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Thanks! Your hitting looks solid, not much to complain about… I don’t like Kemp, but he should be fine there… Your pitching is excellent, nice team!

  21. hondo says:
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    What’s your projection for Nicasio if he makes the rotation? If Shaw forces his way into the lineup,what do you expect? I just did my first Yahoo money league and got the #1 pick,I sat there at the turn like Sargent York picking off almost every guy I wanted.Thanks for the great pre season advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: 8+ K/9, 3.50 BB/9, 3.80 to 4.20 ERA

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Loving your love for Maikel! Got him locked up in my keeper league for $8 thanks to your trade advice (got him and $3 Iglesias, gave up my $3 Rodon and a $15 Darvish).

    A bit off topic, but I’m trying to think of my ideal (attainable) 3OF/UTL to pair with Rizzo at 1B for my 10 team H2H OBP+OPS league. How would you rank the following guys in terms of preference (knowing that any one of these would be pretty awesome to get at the auction draft)?

    A: Trout, Betts, Springer . . . UTL Delino
    B: Harper, Betts, Springer . . . UTL JUpton (Delino 1 bench bat)
    C: Same as B but Votto not Upton
    D: Upton, Betts, Springer, Votto UTL (Delino bench) and an extra two $15-17 pitchers. Worth noting here is that I get 5 weekly waiver adds for streaming purposes, so perhaps it’s less valuable to get a couple more aces.

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks – yeah, certainly the most obtainable. My league is new to the auction format (and still drafts for avg even though we’re obp/ops), so I’m hoping that they are afraid to go too far above the $45 ESPN price of Trout + $40 price of Harper (I’d pay ~$52, $46 for those guys, respectively in this format). If they go crazy for them, I’d happily go the D route and reap the rewards at the end of the draft. Based on league format, Upton is the 11th best guy available and only $16 on espn (but $31.4 on razz), so he could be a great value-add and allow me to enter the competition for a guy like Correa (instead of going with a Semien type).

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Depends on the temperature of the room, which is the most unpredictable part of an auction draft. You could come out guns blazing and scare people into being conservative with their money, or they could come out slinging money around, and your $16 Upton suddenly isn’t $16 anymore.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: You nailed it. This one is only a 10 teamer, and there’s only 9 active bats slots (3of, 1 c, no mi/ci), so it seems to me that the Stars and Scrubs method could be really valuable – I’m happy to overspend to lock up the elite guys, with reason, and if that doesn’t work, Upton’s no slouch either.

  23. Jvanslyke says:
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    What happened to you inevetiabally happens to me anytime I feel like I’m early and things are going well. Never trust it and just get to where you need to be. Your story sounds like every job interview I’ve ever been on. I know it’s NL only but $23 on Franco kind of leads into my question for you this morning. I’m taking Machado at #3, drafting betts in the 2nd and keeping Davis in the 3rd. My next picks are 38 and 43. Are either too early for Franco? Everything left by that point will be OF (Cain,Pol,Heyward) and my guess is, Franco doesn’t come back ot me in the 6th. Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: Ha, totally… Franco at 43 is a bit early, I think you can wait one more round

      • Jvanslyke says:
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        @Grey:

        It does feel early, I just don’t have allot of other options there. No position players left so I can go Polanco who I have a hunch I can get next rd or SP which I feel is a tad early

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go Franco and Polanco in the next two rounds

          • Jvanslyke says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks Grey. Good luck With your tout wars team

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  24. Jim says:
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    Grey,
    Would love your comments on my Yahoo 12 team 5×5 roto team I drafted last Night:
    Any immediate holes that need to be fixed. Feels different doing drafts this year? To me, it seems that there are more hitting stars, but that the drop-off is fast.
    C Grandal
    1B Abreu
    2B Carpenter
    3B Donaldson
    SS Andrus
    OF J. Upton
    OF Puig (he was still sitting there in round 9, I couldn’t resist)
    OF Burns
    Util Frazier
    Util DeShields
    BN A-Rod
    BN Bour
    BN Schoop
    SP Noah
    SP Salazar
    RP H. Rondon
    RP Tolleson
    P Iglesias
    P Iwakuma
    P Y. Ventura
    P. J. McGee
    BN Cecil
    BN Matt Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Hitting looks solid, but way too many bench bats, you don’t need Schoop or Bour… Pitching is solid too, not much negative to say on the team

  25. Christian Herman says:
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    ESPN 12 team no 1/3 slot no 2/SS slot no DH slots.
    McCann
    Rizzo
    Castro
    Franco
    Boegarts
    Springer
    Upton
    Polanco
    Deshields
    Lawrie
    Schoop
    Ozuna
    Parra
    Kim
    In a word, how woould you describe my batting?

  26. Stanton in my way says:
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    I have 1 keeper left in 5×5 roto. Keep sano or odor for $10? Thanks!

  27. Ron says:
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    My snake draft is next Monday and it is a 10 team H2H mixed points league. I’m thinking about not grabbing any pitchers in the first 6-7 rounds unless the value screams at me..

    This might be asking too much of you BUT would you be able to tell me who would be your ideal pitching staff from pick 70 forward if you needed to draft 6-8 SP? Last year you gave me Archer, Keuchel, Carrasco, Gray, Wood and a few others in the middle to end of the draft that you LOVED (slightly overstated perhaps).

    Just looking to see who those guys are this year that I should target. (Forgive me if there is a spreadsheet or article that already covers this)

    Thanks!

  28. G says:
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    Hey Grey. I’m only going to post one of my drafted teams since I know you get a it of these. It’s my first time in a 14 team league (5×5 h2h, with k/9 instead of Ks) and wanted some general feedback. It’s also a very deep bench so took some extra bats than I normally would, and wanted to know:

    1. who you would generally be starting in my utility spot amongst conforto, Piscotty, and ketel marte based on my team composition?
    2. Would you attempt to trade any of my bats for an RP?

    C realmuto
    1b Pujols
    2b Schoop
    3b Franco
    SS Machado
    OF Springer
    OF J. Upton
    OF Deshields
    Utility Piscotty
    Bench – Conforto, Ketel Marte, Yasmany
    N/A – AJ Reed

    SP Noah Synd
    SP Lester
    P Carlos Rodon
    P Stroman
    P Corbin
    RP Perkins
    RP Fernando Rodney
    Bench – Grilli, Joe Ross, Ian Kennedy, Paxton, Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: 1. Conforto, matchups 2. Nah

      • G says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. What’s your general thoughts on my team. Any glaring weakness to anticipate?

  29. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    a. The team is good, you’ve more than proved your point on value. Can’t you use the $$$ left over on stuff during the year or is it not that kind of a league? Worst case scenario you have a lot of pitching which was dirt cheap that you can drop for something better if it shows up on waivers. Best case scenario your team beats the crap out of all the other teams. Sincerely hoping for the best case scenario.

    b. Away on that island paradise until Sunday. The kids have the week off until next Tuesday. Sporadic internet makes me very sad. Remember? Here … http://www.island-losinj.com/experience/beaches-mali/

    c. Got this trade. I give Sano and Andrew Miller; I get Gardner, Teheran and Ziegler. I rejected the trade, am I mad or sano?

    d. What do you make of Nicasio as a lottery, last round pick in H2H? He’s got RP eligibility and maybe Searage does his magic. He might take me to the WHIPping board despite the Ks.

    e. Who do you like better in a 10-team H2H mixed league? You must choose one, neither is not an option. Finnegan or Nicasio for this year only in a redraft as a last pick overall.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Thanks, Ante! B. You’re in Mali? That’s amazing! Jealous C. Hold D. Sure, that works, why not? E. Nicasio

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        No, not Mali. Mali Losinj. The Mali signifies ‘small’ and Losinj is just the name of the island.

        True story, am in the library in this place, studying Razzball and reading all of MP’s, Cram’s and OneFJef’s replies! I must be cuckoo.

        Just signed the offer to go to Chad. No idea when I’m going. You’ll be the first to know along with all the other gentle readers. Stay tuned.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Well, you can pretend you’re in Mali. Congrats on the Chad job! That’s awesome!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Must be, you’re on an exotic island (at least the pictures paint that…picture?). Go play outside!

  30. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    What up Grey, just wanted to get your thoughts on my H2H 15 keeper dynasty league team, standard ESPN scoring, I have one pick left and will likely be adding another P:

    C Posey
    1B Votto
    2B Castro
    3B Donaldson
    SS Story
    OF Bautista
    OF Betts
    OF Blackmon
    UTIL A Jones
    UTIL Chris Davis
    Bench: Buxton, Franco, DeShields, Pence

    SP’s: MadBum, Salazar, J Ross, Fiers, E Rodriguez, J Berrios
    RP’s: Rondon, Doolittle, Hoover, Strop

    Tried to flip one of my many many OF’s (I’d like to move one of Adam Jones, Pence or Crash Davis) for a stud SP, but havent had any takers.

    • Grey

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      @TualatinTwoStep: Your hitting is great, love Votto there, helps balance Joey Bats and Davis… Pitching looks fine if Bum is good, which he prolly will be

  31. The Great Knoche says:
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    Our Scout is finished. Picked 7th, Here’s the Rooster. I went anti-Razz starting in round 3, so it’s not too sexy, but calculations came out good for what would be the starting squad. Think I may be a little light on runs and saves for sure(Boxberger) but other than the pitching staff being on the risky side I’m happy. Also got some good multi-positional coverage guys in later rounds so I can toy with injuries if needed. Your Thoughts FML?

    C Posey (3) (1B)
    C Ramos (22)
    1B Rizzo (1)
    2B Cano (5)
    SS Andrus (17)
    3B Solarte (25) (1B)
    CI Bour (21)
    MI Escobar (20)
    OF Springer (2)
    OF Cargon (6)
    OF D. Peralta (8)
    OF Brantley (10)
    OF Myers (16) (1B)
    U Morales (14)

    P Strasburg (4)
    P Cueto (7)
    P Britton (9)
    P Darvish (11)
    P McHugh (15)
    P Betances (18)
    P Teheran (19)
    P Leake (23)
    P Quackenbush (26)

    Bench:
    C Phegley (33)
    C Ellis (44)
    2B Gyorko (27) (SS)
    SS Flores (37) (2B)
    3B Kang (12) (SS)
    3B Wright (32)
    3B Hill (39) (2B)
    OF Werth (24)
    OF A. Garcia (29)
    OF D. Jennings (35)
    OF Pagan (40)

    P Boxberger (13)
    P E. Santana (28)
    P Peavy (30)
    P K. Gibson (31)
    P Sabathia (34)
    P Bettis (36)
    P Pomeranz (38)
    P Gallardo (41)
    P B. Shaw (42)
    P Taillion (43)

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I like my team better, but you know that ;) But seriously, I think you should’ve taken more upside players for your bench. Instead of injured boring guys who might not have playing time anyway. Unless you don’t like being excited, then this is up your alley.

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        @Cram It: yeah, like the starting group. I’ll slot Kang in at 3rd most likely. Just didn’t have any guys on my board later on I wanted so went with guys who I thought would be getting ABs Taillion is only flyer I took. I had everyone graded fairly closely except Frost was way up, and Magic was a bit behind.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The great Knoche: Frost way up? Hmm. I think he’s lacking power, has a spotty OF and his SP falls off a cliff after his first 3 as far as IP.

          A few teams seem to be lagging, but who the hell knows. A lot depends on a lot of things!

          • The great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: have you messed around with setting weekly roster yet? Fairly user friendly I thought. Wish it showed more info, but as far as slotting not bad

            • Cram It says:
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              @The great Knoche: Yeah I like how you just click on the players to add/remove as opposed to the NFBC drop down. I’m wondering if the SP’s will have the caret’s on the weekly schedule so we know who’s starting when.

              • The great Knoche says:
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                @Cram It: I hope so, otherwise I’m actually gonna have to read Ralph’s 2 starter posts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I agree with your assessment, you’re light on saves and it’s unsexy… I don’t like a few of the guys you drafted (McHugh, Cano, your OFs), but they could work out

  32. Prettay, Prettay, Pretaaay... Prettay good says:
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    Thank you for your bravery. I now feel like I can finally admit that I too own Gio Gonzalez. It feels so freeing to say it out loud (or the anonymous blog comment equivalent of out loud).

    As a result of this, I am a little light in power, so I’m scouring the waiver wire for cheap power. Here is who I see out there, who do you like?

    Domingo Santana
    C.J. Cron
    Matt Adams
    Colby Rasmus

    While I am at it, I should probably come clean about another thing… Byung-ho Park is my starting first baseman. I’ll show myself out now…

  33. Mike says:
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    Andrew Bailey, clippard, jumbo Diaz,oday, Strickland, quackenbush, Rodney,Farquhar Pick two for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Bailey, Farq

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: would you waiver those guys if you currently have Rodney and a free spot
        Use two waivers since everyone hits waivers on the 23rd?

        Use a waiver on Arica for na spot?

        • Grey

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          Yes, and yes on Arcia

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Which order should the waiver be

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Mike: Depends on needs… Bailey, Farq, Arcia

  34. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    why were you wearing sunglasses indoors (twitter pic)

    were u guys playing Texas Hold ‘Em?

  35. Mike says:
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    Valasquez,Heaney,Nola,e-rod,gausmam,nicasio, Moore , Aaron Sanchez,
    Pick 2

    • Jeremy says:
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      @Mike: gausman and moore

      • Cram It says:
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        @Jeremy: Nola, Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Nola, Ed-Rod

  36. Jeremy says:
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    Completely off base, pun intended….however……..trying to understand why it’s such popular sentiment to punt saves. It’s one category that u technically have complete control over. You get what u pay for especially in a top 8 reliever. Why not pay 15-20 for someone that will definitely help u control or dominate a category? Punting causes u to be that much better in every category to make up for the say 12 pts I lost punting in say a 16 team league, whereas those categories have more deviation and chance than a save. Pay 20 for kenley and get 40 saves. Pay 20 for Brantley and get 13, or maybe 20 homers and 13, or maybe 20 steals. As an example…..well if it turns out to be 13 and 13 ur behind the curve in terms of what u spent. You KNOW you are getting 40 saves out of kenley. I have finished 3,2,3 last 3 years not punting saves and their approach should be completely reconsidered……thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeremy: I say not to punt anything ever if avoidable…

  37. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Is it really a good idea for a small market team like the Brewers to start Arcia’s clock? PT for the guys they want to trade would make more sense to me. But then again, I’m not great at guessing what other people will do most of the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shill Team 6: Why hold him down past June? Makes no sense

      • Shill Team 6 says:
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        @Grey: I’m not judging. As I do have DARNELL Sweeney at 2B in my NL only . It just reads as if you’re presuming an early call up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, I expect him in June, not earlier… Story I don’t think is even definite for June, well, Story at least has a bigger obstacle in what the hell are they doing with Reyes?

  38. Johngggg says:
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    I was just offered C Davis and M Franco for my Arenado and Belt. Which side would you prefer?

  39. DP says:
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    Do you guys have projected day 1 team line ups anywhere?

    • We have DFS projections under our DFSBot and we have daily projections of all hitters for Roto under our Hittertron. You can find subscription info @ razzball.com/subscriptions

  40. henncoop says:
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    I drafted another 12 team roto 5X5 $$ league with no trades & 4 OFs
    Any comments or suggestion are welcomed
    C Hundley 290
    1B Goldy 2
    2B Gyorko 287 ( I missed my targets & waited …some teams have up to 4 or 5 MI types so I feel I can get someone better )
    3B Seager 74 (went 6 picks after Franco)
    SS Segura 119
    CI Abreu 23 (Only needing 4 OFs I took a quality 1B away from the competition)
    MI Seimen 191
    OF J Upton 47; Heyward 71; Polanco 98; Peterson 170 (missed out on K Davis & DeShields)
    Utility Belt 146 91st time ever owning him …seemed like a bargain ADP wise)
    Bench Bat Ozuna 218
    SP JFernandez 26 ( I am a fan & 7SPs were off the board); Thor 50; Matz 122; Walker 167; J Ross 194; ED Rodriquez 242 ( Inj but SP is getting scaese); Gausman 266; B. Maurer 311
    RP Chapman 95; Perkins 143; Hernandez 215 (seems now Bailey may be the guy); Rodney 239; Jeffress 263
    How does the team look? strengths/weaknesses??

    • Grey

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      @henncoop: You’re low on AVG, some of the guys you have aren’t really ownable in 12 team leagues as of right now… Gyorko, Peterson, Maurer…Blech…. Your pitching is better than your hitting, which isn’t great

  41. RePete says:
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    Would you trade away Betts & Schwarber for Correa in a 14-Team H2H 5×5 OBP Keeper League? (Keep 5 Forever, No Cost)

    My other Outfielders – Stanton, Polanco, DeShields, H. Ramirez
    My Shortstops – Semien, T. Turner
    FA Catcher Pickups – Grandal, Ramos, Swihart

    Possible future keepers before trade – Stanton, Betts, Sano, Schwarber, Strasburg, Rodon, C. Martinez, Walker

    How close is it? Everyone feel free to weigh in. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: I’d hold Betts

  42. Coors Canaveral says:
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    I’m sure you guys are getting sick of these, but I’d love some feedback.

    C- Hundley
    C- Molina
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Castro
    3B – Franco
    SS – Tulo
    MI – Schoop
    CI – Duffy
    OF – Trout
    OF – Upton
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Kemp
    OF – Pederson
    UT – Parra
    P – Syndergaard
    P- Salazar
    P – Rodon
    P- Walker
    P- Chen
    P – Darvish

      • Coors Canaveral says:
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        Sorry, 12-team, 6X6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Coors Canaveral: You’re low n AVG, don’t love Tulo, and your pitching is a bit better than your hitting, which I don’t love in general

      • Coors Canaveral says:
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        Appreciated.

  43. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey! I’m back in baseball mode! Great write ups the past couple seasons that I’ve been reading

    Had my H2H pts draft on sun let me know what you think

    C- Travis d’arnaud

    1b- Anthony rizzo

    2b- roughned odor

    3b- Kyle seager

    SS- Xander bogartes

    IF- Francisco lindor

    OF- Bryce Harper
    OF- Kyle schwarber (C/OF)
    OF- Gregory polanco
    OF- Randal Grichuk

    Utility – Hanley Ramirez (just has eligibility at OF now)

    DH- mark trumbo (OF/1B/DH)

    Bench: joc pederson, Addison Russell, Michael conforto, rusney Castillo, Mike Napoli, Logan forsythe (2b/1b)

    P- David price
    P- Matt Harvey
    P- Noah syndergaard
    P- Marcus stroman
    P- Yordano Ventura
    P- Carlos rodon

    RP- hector rodon

    Bench- Luis Severino

    — top available bats:
    Starlin Castro (2b/SS), Danny Valencia (3b/OF), Ketel marte, Alex Gordon, Khris Davis, Pablo Sandoval.

    — available pitchers:
    Matt Moore, taijuan walker, odorizzi, Patrick Corbin, clay buccholz.

    Thanks have a great one grey!

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Oops sorry grey. It’s a 10 teamer, thought I included it, dang multi tasking!

        • Green monstah says:
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          @Green monstah:

          Also these bats are there too if you like them over any of my current bats; Pedro Alvarez, Chris carter, Travis shaw , AJ reed, trea turner, schoop, story, Joey gallo was dropped & on waivers, yasmany Tomas & hector Oliverio too

          Other arms I’ll just lost a couple ; Vincent valesquez, Nola, eovaldi.

          For closer/RP: if mine doesn’t do well(hector rodon ) I’ll just stream.
          But here there’s Andrew Bailey, glen Perkins, grilli, Koji

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            @Green monstah:

            Reason why we only have one RP slot is because we wanted to try out the RP slot maybe next season increase , in the past we had 6 Pitcher slots (everyone used those 6 slots for starters) thought about just adding in the RP slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: Hitting looks stacked, pitching looks stacked, but it’s a shallow league so most teams will be stacked… You don’t need to change out players yet

  44. Cram It says:
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    For whatever reason, Andrew Bailey wasn’t in the Yahoo database at draft time, but he is now. Deep 12 teamer and closers are not easy to scoop up (mainly because of the waivers system). $100 FAAB…How much would you all spend?
    I currently have Robertson, Giles, Jeffress, Jepsen, Strickland.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: I’m still not seeing him in ours.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Mine I should say

  45. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Had my draft on Sunday afternoon. Let me know what you think!

    12 Team, 5×5 (avg, not obp), 5 keepers over 5 years, my keepers cost $103 in a $260 budget.

    C – Hundley
    1 – Goldy (k)
    2 – Castro
    3 – Arenado (k)
    S – K. Marte
    O – Harper (k)
    O – Marte (k)
    O – Conforto (for a freaking dollar!)
    U – Rizzo (k)
    U – Holiday (getting dropped tomorrow)

    SP – Kershaw, Carrasco, Odorizzi, Walker, Chen, Fiers, Nola, Heston, Giolito
    RP – Clippard, Colome

    Im really light in the RP department because closers go for a ridiculous amount in our league. I wait and scour the wire.

    I know… Draft kershaw and you wont win your league… but almost every SP1 and SP2 was being kept (other than grienke, bumgardner, etc). With the offensive keepers I had, I said screw it, im getting him!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: Your keepers are insane, so your hitting is crazy solid, even with Kershaw… I do’t think you won’t win with Kershaw when you have hitting keepers like that… Nice team!

  46. Martin says:
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    Keeper Help 10 team N/L only 260 auction, unlimited keepers. We start 1 catcher 2 utility 5 outfield and all the infield positions plus corner and middle and 9 pitchers and 10 reserve.

    Would you throw anybody back?

    Rizzo 29
    Franco 7
    Seager 7
    Mccutchen 36
    Yelich 18
    Duvall 6
    Realmuto 6

    Cole 19
    Melancon 11
    Iglesias 6

    I was planning on keeping everybody but my question marks are duvall at 6 and realmuto at 6 since we oly start 1 catcher. Appreciate the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Martin: You can toss back Duvall and get him back cheaper or for same price

  47. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think I can make you feel a LOT better about drafting Gio. Does it help to know that he and his wife just had their first child and they named him Enzo Louis Gonzalez? You have to admit, knowing that a guy has the good sense to name his child something as awesome as Enzo Louis Gonzalez inspires a tremendous amount of confidence.

    Speaking of the Scout, I feel like I got picked off on the guys I wanted about the last 8 rounds.

    Blue Jays clubhouse watching Obama’s Cuba address:

    Josh Thole to Jose Bautista: “What’s the first thing you would do if you were president?”

    Kevin Pillar answering for Bautista: “Fire all the umpires.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naming children isn’t a category in this league, Steve! Kidding, that DOES make me feel better! Nice on Pillar, who I like a lot

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Pillar in Scout and do like him but….he’s got a short track record and low OBP and a lot hinges on him holding on to that leadoff spot. If he can build on last year and hang on there he could be 15/30 with 100+ runs in that line up. A decent upside play because his glove will keep him in center.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed on all counts

  48. OaktownSteve says:
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    Also, Khris Davis wears a shirt at A’s camp that says “Khris Davis For President”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need one with my name!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        [email protected]Grey:

        We really should start a campaign for you. We could call it the Pat Paulsen Party feat. Gracie Allen.

        Main platform includes making opening day a national holiday. something about mustaches.

        you could sell quite a few Grey Albright For President tshirts here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “United We Stache”

  49. Wilson says:
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    I’m in keeper league and targeting J-Fer for my1st SP.
    It seems good that MIA protect him and limit his innings. But I still not sure should I pick him there.

    Are you worried about his injury? Thoughts appreciated.

  50. moldyforgoldy says:
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    12 team – h2h – keeper question

    arenado 33rd overall

    or

    corey seager 273rd overall

    seagers obviously better value, but i feel like arenado’s a more sure thing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • moldyforgoldy says:
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        @Grey:

        good looking out FML

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Glenn seddon says:
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    12 team 5×5 year 3 of 5 before redraft
    Just finished draft how did I do
    Gomes
    Rizzo
    Dozier
    K.marte
    Machado
    Schoop
    Beltre
    J.d.
    Jones
    Brantley
    Polanco
    Yelich
    Fielder
    Bench-duffy,pederson,souza,valencia,moncada
    Salazar
    C.mart
    Rodon
    Iglesias
    Nola
    Hendricks
    Allen
    Casilla
    Betances
    Roark
    Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look light on AVG and power… Pitching looks decent if a bit risky

  52. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Welcome back to the left coast. Rodney O & Joe Cooley are one of my all-fine favs!! Saw them in concert back in ’93 along with 2Pac when he was coming up. What are your thoughts on Nicasio? Think he wins spot in Pitt rotation? Roster-able in deep H2H mixed league? Thx! U Don’t Hear Me Tho’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I remember when I first came to Cali around 93, every song on the radio was Rodney O and Joe Cooley… I think Nicasio is rosterable and wins a spot in the rotation

  53. WillisReid says:
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    Hey Grey used your rankings a spreadsheet andmy nephews Adderall……

    C-d’Arnaud
    1B Gold
    2B Odor
    SS Kang
    3B Seager
    OF Betts
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UT Franco
    UT Parra
    SP Carrasco
    SP Salazar
    SP Smyly
    SP Iglesias
    SP Rodon
    RP KROD
    RP Watson
    RP Smith
    RP Kelley
    BN Steve Matz
    BN Trevor Story
    BN Will Myers

    Not thrilled with my BP, SS and Back UP 1B and d’Arnaud. But might try to flip a SP for upgrades in those areas.

    • WillisReid says:
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      12 team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love the team, though a little light on big power…. Pitching is excellent

      • WillisReid says:
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        It’s 5 starts per week. Would you consider trading an arm for a bigger bat? If so, top end starter or back end?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Backend

          • WillisReid says:
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            Thanks for all the work on the rankings. This was the smoothest draft I’ve ever had.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  54. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Thx Brother! Yeah, I got some humps for the boulevard. Turn it up, pump it up, cuz it’s hittin hard…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah! Haha, so bad

  55. Jose says:
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    Grey my team looks like this in a H2H mixed league
    C fransisco cervelli
    1 anthony rizzo
    2 Ian kinsler
    3 david murphy
    Ss starlin castro
    Of Aj pollock, carlos gonzalez, jason heyward, david peralta, melky cabrera
    Bench brandon phillips, nick markakais, jo hun kang, curtis granderson

    Sp david price, madison bumgarner, adam wainwright, michael wacha, jeff samardija, luis severino, andrew cashner..
    Can you give me an advice if you see a week spot? Or do you like my team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams?

      • Jose says:
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        10 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: You look weak on speed, AVG and David Murphy should be Daniel Murphy, I hope at least… Your pitching looks like you’ve never read the site before

      • Jose says:
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        I trade micahel brantley for carlos gonzalez….i thought i was weak in power jajajjaa not on speed ups i think i made a mistake

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine, don’t see a problem with it

        • Jose says:
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          And yes is daniel murphy o and i have yadier molina too in the bench

  56. Warren says:
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    Obviously, an auction with ‘perts is very different. Do you go in just looking for value? Seems like that’s the approach.

    For my friends 10 team OBP h2h league, I have sweet keepers and want to target specific players I will just go get as long as the price doesn’t get completely out of hand. Is that an ok strategy, or would you lean more towards a value approach?

    Keepers: Rizzo, Correa, Donaldson, Harper, Arrieta, Syndergaard

    Targeting Betts and Upton to round out the OF, both are undervalued in ESPNs rankings so I don’t think I’ll have to overpay like crazy. Won’t spend much on pitching other than grabbing 1 elite closer. That leaves me with lots to spend on 2nd base and UTIL (refuse to spend more than $1 on C). Should I just let value dictate where I go there?

    Dozier is safe, but will be overpriced. He’s better in an OBP league and do like the safety of his lineup position and production. Otherwise I could just grab Schoop late and spend the remaining $ on another closer. Odor or Rendon are options too.

    Bautista and Davis could slot in UTIL or I could go after a platoon of Grey favs like Delino and Khrush. Should I just play it by ear? I like going in with a plan and targets, but how willing should I be to change on the fly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That strategy makes sense, you’ll be able to get good value here…you know I like Davis and DeShields, and you know that said like Chris Tucker

      • Warren says:
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        @Grey: hahaha thanks. Now I am watching Rush Hour clips on youtube.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  57. Swfcdan says:
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    And you still got there on time? That’s a champion performance right there, who needs marathons?

    Need pitching in my 16 teamer, trade Miggy for Pujols and Hamels? No worries who to cut as I need to DL some guys soon anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, right? I’d want Miggy there

  58. JoeG414 says:
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    Who do you like : Lester , Wainwright or D.Salazer ? 6×6 Roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  59. Jose says:
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    I’ve never done an NL only draft. Can’t imagine how thin it is. Best of luck!

    I’ll be drafting 11th out of 12 in a 12 team H2H points league. No need to take Harvey/deGrom at pick 35/38 when 2-3 of the following should be available at picks 59/62 .: Cole, Fernandez, Syndergaard, Strasburg, Carrasco, Archer?

    We can roster 9 SP and get 25 starts a week. I’m thinking 1 pitcher from the Illusions tier, followed by 1 from the starter at some point tier and 2-3 from the Gluttony tier should be a good enough base to stream from. Could even pick up a couple of fliers in the late rounds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s right, no need for Harvey… Illusions and Gluttony are fine

      • Jose says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for all the work Grey! It’d be a lot easier if I wasn’t afraid of ending up with the Stressbird…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    If Cervelli, Ramos, Hundley, and Casali are still available at pick 350, would you wait another round for catcher even if you would be filling your bench? Or refilling a minor league spot?

    So I barricaded myself in and finally finished season 2 of Fargo. Loved it but can you, or Nick the Dick, or anyone else explain if the “Sci-Fi” element was part of something bigger that I missed or just randomly happened.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ufo was random, but I thought it worked when it had no business of working… I watched Kids for Cash last night; was solid, decently depressing… I’d just take a catcher…

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Thanks, I’ll begrudgingly draft a catcher then.

        And good, I know they referenced the Ufo a couple times like in Molly’s drawing and the guy at the gas station, didn’t know if something went over my head.

        Is that the one about crooked judges? I caught some of The Mind of Mark DeFriest the other day, decent but they had all this weird japanimation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grey doesn’t do japanimation… Yeah, crooked judges, worth checking out

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Neither does the doctor, why I only caught some.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doctor my eyes…Tell me what is wrong…with anime

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: haha Jin has really worn out that 106 & Park fame

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could you pick me up?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Please?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Haha. It is playing at the hipster theater a couple blocks from me.

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Noisey on Viceland. Do it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh I gotta get on that

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I think the ufo stuff is speaking to the times of paranoia back then in the 70’s, as well as the midwestern setting where alot of the so called ufo sightings take place. That, and the Coen bros like their unpredictability I suppose. I thought it was silly and loved it at the same time….i’ll tell you what, Vice is my new fav channel. Fuck, Flophouse, Weediquette and Noisey are all awesome.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @nick the dick: Quality analysis. The Midwest setting makes sense, I loved it too. Just added something completely unexpected.

        I never watch any other shows but considering the station only has like 5 shows, I should be able to find them and watch.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: yeah only a few shows on there other than that. But Noisey and Weediquette are fantastic in particular, you shall enjoy

  61. Cashmoney says:
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    Grey
    just drafted this team analysis would be appreciated
    12 teams 6×6 offensive Ks, QS and losses

    C. W. Castillo
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Schoop
    3B. Bryant
    SS. Castro
    OF. JD Mart
    OF. Cespy
    OF. Polanco
    Ut. Franco
    Ut. Deshields
    Bench: Belt

    P. Lester
    P. Cueto
    P. Darvish
    P. Rodon
    P. Matz
    P. T. Walker
    P. Papalbon
    P. Boxberger
    P. Rodney
    P. Quackenbush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting looks solid, might be a tad light on AVG, pitching is a bit wonky and risky… I like the guys you have but you don’t have many safe arms

  62. Nitro says:
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    I am in a 10 team HTH Keeper League.
    I was wondering what “tier” starting pitcher should I be targeting for a trade with my Kyle Schwarber. I also have Russel Martin.
    Names I am considering are Iglesias, Lester, S Gray, Salaza, Stroman, T Walker, G Richards

    Thanks!! Happy Purim!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  63. Branta says:
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    Two questions:

    One, does having 6-8 people in an NL-only league change things further? I know there’s a 10-team setting on the rater, should I use that? Our budget and settings will be Yahoo! default settings, but we can’t scrounge up anyone else that wants to join an NL-only auction league.

    Also, in a non-auction mixed league question, I had my first year draft of my first money league, first full dynasty:

    http://i.imgur.com/zLnC2lZ.png

    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bump up the 10 team Rater a couple of bucks, you can ask Rudy in his post exactly how much to bump it up

  64. mauledbypandas says:
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    Great draft Grey! I kind of like Zola’s team as well. Everyone has warts, but that is to be expected in this type of draft. Good luck on the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, pandas!

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: Crazy, I just noticed one of the guys drafted like the whole Dodgers staff. Strange draft!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, our values like his team 2nd best… But agreed his staff is a little wonky

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey: he’s got a lot of those sneaky value power/sb guys that I am in love with (anybody in an RCL with me take no notice, nothing to see here) Then again, the same team paid 12 for Markakis.

            One of the things I am looking forward to in the Scout leagues is what you draft is what you get. Really intriguing format. Especially for someone like me who tends to draft a little too upsidey and fix with waivers/FAAB

  65. Kevin G says:
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    2 catchers, 5 OF’s, MI / CI + 2 util (plus the usual infield).

    15 team league and weekly lineup.

    Does that change your approach for MI position? You talk about going for the higher upside guys and have them in a tier above the stable guys (DJ LeMahieu / Forsythe). Does this format change that? Better to have an every day guy than take a chance on someone like Scooter?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are better to go for an everyday player, yes

  66. Dusty says:
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    Hi Grey, thoughts on this squad? 12 team, H2H (6X6, TB’s/L’s), we keep 3 (mine were Machado, Davis, Cespedes), and I had the #10 pick. Little too much youth which wasn’t the plan but just the way draft played out, but guys you like so I’m optimistic.

    C. Castillo
    1B Davis
    2b Odor
    SS Machado
    3b Franco
    OF Cespedes
    OF Polanco
    OF Brantley
    Util K. Davis/Dickerson/Deshields
    B Lawrie

    SP Fernandez
    SP Syndergard
    SP Rodon
    SP Walker
    SP Quintana
    SP McCullers (DL)
    RP Tolleson
    RP Ramos
    RP Colome
    RP O’day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the hitting and pitching, think you took nice balance of safe and upsidey

      • Dusty says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks. The Razzball War Room spreadsheet likes my team too, ranked the best O and top overall team in roto terms… The one pick I was mixed on was Polanco over Salazar with my 4th pick, but seeing I already had Jose and Thor, and needed a second OF, went with Polanco. And Salazar was gone by time of my next pick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, didn’t hurt you either

  67. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hey Grey so I have a free roster spot since I traded away a draft pick to acquire Correa before the draft and I need help deciding what to do with it!

    1. Should I grab another RP, SP, or just save that spot for a SP/RP streamer after the start of the season? Guys available include: Boxberger, S. Casilla, Leake, J. Ross, Heaney, Nola, Hammel, McCullers?

    2. Or should I pickup one of: Khris Davis, DeShields, Ozuna, Schoop?

    3. Also I’m not sure how I feel about Murphy at Util so should I drop him for someone listed above? or maybe try packaging him with maybe another player for an upgrade somewhere? Not sure who to target though…

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, JD Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: D. Murphy
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: n/a

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Matz, Rodon, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Familia
    Bench: (R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Corbin, Ventura, Severino)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, DL McCullers, Davis 3. DeShields

  68. Kevin G says:
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    For your pitchers pairing post, you said it was for 12 team leagues. What should I change for a 15 teamer?

    Thanks again!

    Also, does Rudy have his rankings somewhere on this site? All I see are yours and Steamer rankings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You want guys from the same tiers, you might want to take a better 2nd starter then waiting for Matz’s tier… Steamer is Rudy’s

  69. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Grey,
    Were you lucky enough to have a chance run in with anyone from the Stern show at Sirius?

    My main question: Is the top 500 list current? (Drafting tonight!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, it was Sunday, don’t know if they’re there then… Top 500 is current

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: was is the office up by Times Square? most people who actually live in NYC avoid that place like the plague unless they have to go up there. Same with MSG for me, but I tend to be in the LES or EV most of the time anyhow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it was 1221 Avenue of Americas on 49th

  70. Corey says:
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    Does anybody know if Chapman will get NA status in Yahoo or is “suspended” going to be its own separate thing now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m guessing no on NA, but not sure

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Corey: i am sure, and yahoo gonna yahoo here (something i now get to say 3 times a day at least whenever i see something completely asinine that yahoo does), now they don’t count suspensions as if they are not active. i’m pretty sure being suspended is the exact definition of being not active.

  71. Brown L says:
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    Here’s another draft! 10-team Yahoo H2H OPS league, keep 7 with no penalty. I think I ended up breaking a number of FMBL rules with this one, but after running a few years with a rapidly-aging core of keepers, I decided I was going to stock up on the youths, even if it meant holding a few bench bats to start the season:

    C–Welington
    1B–Belt
    2B–Schoop
    3B–Arenado (Keeper)
    SS–Xander (K)
    OF–Springer (K)
    OF–Joey Bats (K)
    OF–Cain
    OF–Delino
    UT–Donaldson (K)
    UT–Franco
    BE–Sano (K)

    SP–Arrieta (K), Salazar, Rodon, Taijuan, Raisel, Corbin, Severino, Nola
    RP–Aroldis, McGee, Hoover, Grilli, Colome,

    Yeah, Franco was likely unnecessary given that I’d kept Sano, but he was still there a few rounds into the draft (essentially round 10), so it was too much value to pass up. My hope is that he eventually gets moved over to first. Once Sano gets his OF eligibility, I plan on platooning him with Delino based on needs (Runs/Steals or HR/OPS).
    As for pitching, I must have been getting super high on upside, so there’s a fair chance of crashing and burning, but I guess no one else in my league was going for the buzzy young guys.
    Thanks for all the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks nice on hitting, I love the team really overall…Your keepers don’t hurt, obviously… Team is stacked

  72. Ned says:
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    Grey!! What should I sell Tulo for in a keepforever dynasty league? JP craw enough??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  73. Abe says:
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    Hey Grey, keeper league question for you.

    H2H, categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9 QS (I know it’s dumb)

    Two keepers with the round you drafted them, Correa in the 25th is the obvious. For the second slot, I’m deciding between Harper (2nd), Jose Abreu (11th), or Arrieta (7th).

    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  74. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think Bailey has a good enough shot at the closer role to use a #2 waiver on him? 12 team roto… I have Britton and K- Rod but have a flyer spot available currently held by Axford

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s worth the claim

  75. Mike says:
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    Trade schoop,Corbin,jd Martinez for altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mike: i’d feel dirtier than a kiddy rapist if i was asking for that much if i had altuve.

  76. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league advice: Trevor Story or Michael Wacha? Have Tulo at SS. SP’s are Hamels, Stroman, Wacha, Maeda, McHugh, Samardzija, Moore, Hendricks. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  77. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in my keep 7 keeper league, roto w/ weekly lineups, I’m trying to look ahead to 2017. My current keepers who I hope will be keepable in 2017 are Betts and Abreu ($28 each next year), Franco ($11 next year), Buxton ($7), Stras ($19), RIglesias ($6), and Matz ($11).

    1. For my 7 $0 reserve spots (taken via snake draft after the auction part), what do you think about dedicating 3 of those to stash guys who could be studs in 2017, with the remaining 4 for extra 2016 arms etc? The stashed guys would cost $3 to keep next year.

    2. For those 3 spots, I’d definitely plan to take Moncada + Giolito . . . but who of Urias, Turner, OArcia, Story, Aaron Judge do you like for the 3rd stash?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Arcia

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Arcia seems great, and pretty much ready to be handed the job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  78. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Should I trade Shields for Chen? I’m in a head to head points league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  79. ferris says:
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    12 team (30 man roster), 6×6 (ops + holds)

    My offense is great, my RPs are good, and my Holds guys should provide solid ratio support.

    My SP staff is

    Felix
    Liriano
    Pineda
    Matz
    Rodon
    Odorozzi
    Iwakuma

    What do you think of my ace-free SP staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looks fine, I don’t love F-Her this year, but he shouldn’t be terrible (hopefully)

  80. Kevin G says:
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    NFBC has Matt Adams ADP at 325. Gotta be huge value there, no? I’m in a 15 team league, target him as my CI possibly?

  81. Matty says:
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    In a H2H 12 teamer that includes Total Bases Mookie and his proclivity for doubles seems like a no brainer target. Any other low hanging fruits to bump up that TB number?
    (Proclivity isn’t that bad of a word. That could totally get me some hand stuff from a Boston Pink Hat.)

    Also, outside of Yu who are your favorite pitchers who are starting the year on the DL? (I call that my catcher super punt- I save a dollar in the auction by not getting a catcher until my pitcher is DL eligible)

    Thanks a bunch.

  82. Andy says:
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    14 Team H2H Keeper League (keep 8 players with no restrictions)

    Current Keepers:
    Hitters: Miggy, Altuve, Donaldson, Upton
    Pitchers: Cole, Lester, Kimbrel

    With my final keeper spot should I keep Tyson Ross or Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  83. rottenpicks says:
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    I took over a team in a keeper league and my keepers sucked. I traded Kershaw and my 3rd pick for his first pick (Trout) and 10th (Darvish) You keep guys 1 round earlier then drafted. If you keep your first pick then you can only keep 5 guys not 6. I have one draft remaining and this draft made me realize how far behind I am! What you guys think? Remember each team kept 6 guys and this league has been around for years. 6 x 6 head to head

    C- Welington Castillo Ari
    1st- Stephen Piscotty
    2nd-Rendon
    3rd-Franco
    SS-Bogaerts
    OF- Marte
    OF- Upton
    OF- Polanco
    Util-DeShields
    Util-Trout
    Bench- Buxton, Story(mil SS availbe), AJ Reed (all very late hoping for a keeper)
    starters: Ross, Wainwright, Darvish, Salazar, Pineda, Nola, Iglesias, Rodon, Berrios
    rp: Robertson, Boxberger, Papelbon

    I CAN ONLY MAKE 30 MOVES ALL YEAR!!! This rule is killing me.

    I have one free spot. Guy available Souza Jr, Dickerson, Khris Davis, Park, Segura, Doolittle, Rodney, David Hernandez, Paxton, Dickey, Erasmo, Gallardo, Heston, Shoemaker……

    Hold and saves are combined and not many people took hold guys. I do not think I should start using moves on RP now.

    Thanks for your advice!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams?

      • Rottenpicks says:
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        @Grey: 12

  84. I am the Walrus says:
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    Auction strategy – H2H but keep in mind only 10 teams so good players on waivers.
    Pick one please. Is it close?

    1-Rizzo/ Cain/ wavier pickup for UTIL
    2-Hosmer/ Heyward/ K.Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo…Heyward

      • I am the Walrus says:
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        Clarification you’re saying Rizzo side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • I am the Walrus says:
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            It’s an auction league and a actually go Rizzo, Hosmer and Seager…sweet!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  85. Kevin G says:
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    15 Team League 5×5 Roto. Thoughts on team? Missed out on closer run so I know I’m light on saves.

    C Wilson Ramos, WSH
    C Nick Hundley, COL
    1B Brandon Belt, SF
    2B Jonathan Schoop, BAL
    SS Starlin Castro, NYY
    3B Maikel Franco, PHI
    CI Nick Castellanos, DET
    MI Jace Peterson, ATL
    OF Giancarlo Stanton, MIA
    OF Starling Marte, PIT
    OF Gregory Polanco, PIT
    OF Joc Pederson, LAD
    OF Marcell Ozuna, MIA
    Util Avisail Garcia, CWS
    Util Colby Rasmus, HOU
    P Jacob DeGrom, NYM
    P Tyson Ross, SD
    P Taijuan Walker, SEA
    P Huston Street, LAA
    P Yordano Ventura, KC
    P Kevin Gausman, BAL
    P Daniel Norris, DET
    P Jeremy Jeffress, MIL
    P Aaron Sanchez, TOR
    P Matthew Wisler, ATL
    P Dylan Bundy, BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks stacked and your hitting looks weak, which isn’t great… You might only have one guy hit 27+ HRs… A lot will come down to Ozuna, Schoop and Franco, hopefully they work out…Though, I do like them

      • Kevin G says:
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        @Grey:

        Is this team better? Took a hitter in 3rd round instead of pitcher.

        C Robinson Chirinos, TEX
        C Jason Castro, HOU
        1B Anthony Rizzo, CHC
        2B Jonathan Schoop, BAL
        SS Starlin Castro, NYY
        3B Maikel Franco, PHI
        CI Nick Castellanos, DET
        MI Brett Lawrie, CWS
        OF Starling Marte, PIT
        OF Justin Upton, DET
        OF Gregory Polanco, PIT
        OF Brandon Belt, SF
        OF Marcell Ozuna, MIA
        Util Rusney Castillo, BOS
        Util Avisail Garcia, CWS
        Bench: Matt Adams
        P Gerrit Cole, PIT
        P Francisco Liriano, PIT
        P Hector Rondon, CHC
        P Taijuan Walker, SEA
        P Patrick Corbin, ARI
        P Sean Doolittle, OAK
        P Aaron Nola, PHI
        P Daniel Norris, DET

  86. los locos says:
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    Grey

    Just had my draft last night, 5×5 OBP & QS, K/9. Can you grade my team overall, I used Razzball OBP rankings, with some other ranking from Rotowire & RotoExperts. Its a 10 team keeper league, where we kept 7 players. I kept Arenado, Seager, Marte and JD mart. For pitching I held Kershaw, Straugburg and Salazar. After the draft other teams said I should addressed my 1st base. I wanted Hosmer or Pujols, but I felt I could of got them in the 2nd rd, which would be our 9th.. but damn both went before me. I took Heyward instead of them. I hoping someone breaks out possibly in the start of the season, like a Matt Adams, Zimmerman or Chris Carter. But how does my team look for 2016.
    Batters
    Pos Players
    C Yasmani Grandal C | LAD
    1B Carlos Santana 1B | CLE
    2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
    OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
    OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
    OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    U Hunter Pence OF | SF
    1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
    1B Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL
    2B Kolten Wong 2B | STL
    SS Starlin Castro 2B,SS | NYY
    SS Eugenio Suarez SS | CIN
    OF Domingo Santana OF | MIL
    Pitchers
    Pos Players
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Jake Odorizzi SP | TB
    SP Michael Pineda SP | NYY
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Dellin Betances RP | NYY
    RP Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS
    SP Jose Berrios SP | MIN
    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look a little light on speed, not terrible, the team is nice overall, I like the hitting (minus the steals)… Don’t love Kinsler, but that’s a small thing… Your pitching is obviously insane

  87. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    AL-only dynasty question: you ok with me signing J.D. Martinez to a 2 year deal, at$13 this year and $18 the next? Or should I just keep him at $8 for this year and then part ways?

  88. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey,

    10 team H2H email draft is on-going. Thought it might be a good time to solicit some feedback on what I have so far.

    24-man rosters, 3 position-specific OF spots, 7 SP limit, active pitching slots are 2 SP, 2 RP, and 3 P. Most every team will roster 7 SPs, so I know I need to get going on collecting some. But I’ll consider any closers that linger as well.

    C
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B
    3B Kris Bryant
    SS Carlos Correa
    LF Corey Dickerson
    CF Lorenzo Cain
    RF George Springer
    Util Albert Pujols
    Bench
    Bench
    Bench
    Bench

    SP Jacob deGrom
    SP Jose Fernandez
    SP
    SP
    SP
    SP
    SP
    RP Ken Giles
    RP Aroldis Chapman
    RP Huston Street
    RP
    RP
    RP
    RP

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: I should mention it’s 5×5 but with QS instead of Wins.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Hal Incandenza: And Rizzo, Bryant, and Correa were keepers.

        Sorry. OK, I’ll shut up now. I’m shutting up now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks great so far, what’s not to like? Maybe a bit low on AVG, but whatever in H2H… Grab some SPs now

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Will do, thanks!

        Too early for Darvish?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A bit too early… Grab one more SP then take Darvish if he’s there

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: I can do that. I actually have the bookend picks. Eyeing Rodon or Matz to go with Yu. Kinda wondering if I should go Rodon and Matz, but I’m far enough out that the dilemma will likely resolve itself by the time I’m up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  89. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Just had pick #7 in my 12-team 4-keeper 6×6 (OBP &QS) league. Went a little pitching-heavy without planning on it – just the way things went! Please tell me what you think of my team. Thanks!

    C Welington Castillo, Ari C
    1B Freddie Freeman, Atl 1B (keeper)
    2B Rougned Odor, Tex 2B
    3B Maikel Franco, Phi 3B
    SS Francisco Lindor, Cle SS
    IF Howie Kendrick, LAD 2B
    LF Ben Zobrist, ChC 2B, LF
    CF Adam Jones, Bal CF (keeper)
    RF J.D. Martinez, Det RF
    OF Delino DeShields, Tex CF, LF
    UTIL Khris Davis, Oak LF
    Bench Aaron Hicks, NYY CF

    P John Lackey, ChC SP
    P Collin McHugh, Hou SP
    P Taijuan Walker, Sea SP
    SP Jake Arrieta, ChC SP (keeper)
    SP Chris Archer, TB SP (keeper)
    SP Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    SP Francisco Liriano, Pit SP
    SP Michael Pineda, NYY SP
    RP Brad Boxberger, TB RP (mistake; dropping for Jepsen as soon as waivers clear)
    RP Santiago Casilla, SF RP
    RP Will Smith, Mil RP
    Bench Andrew Heaney, LAA SP
    Bench Wade Miley, Sea SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, your pitching is very strong, but that’s made your hitting weak… You don’t have much power, but I do like Davis there, he could help

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: yeah, that was my take as well – lack of power. Some guy offered me Belt for Liriano but I didn’t think that was fair. He also has Dozier and Frazier that Id be interested in, though I’d rather not have Doz kill my avg. Do you think it’s worth trading one of my arms for Belt – or do you think I can get Fraz without giving up too much?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try for Frazier first

          • Eric says:
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            @Grey: how do you feel about me giving up Lackey for Frazier?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never happen

              • Eric says:
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                @Grey: hahaa I know..wishful thinking. This is why I’m usually not a big trader. Anyway, thanks for the advice

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  90. Vottoman Empire says:
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    10 team H2h 5×5 (OBP and TB instead of BA and R) keeper question: Keep 2 of:

    Josh Donaldson Round 2
    Nolan Arenado Round 4
    Jake Arrieta Round 9
    Danny Salazar Round 22

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Arrieta, tough call though

  91. KarlJ says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Had my 12 team roto draft ( non keeper) over the weekend
    Targeted several of the players you were high on. I think I have a contending team. What do you think? Pitching strong enough? Need more speed?

    C- W Castillo
    1B- J Abreu
    2B- Odor
    3B- Machado
    SS- C Seager
    CI- Freeman
    MI- A Escobar/ Lawrie
    OF- JD Martinez
    OF- J Upton
    OF- Deshields
    UT- K Davis/ Conforto

    SP- Arietta
    SP- T Ross
    SP- Stroman
    SP- Corbin
    SP- Heaney
    SP- E Rodriguez
    RP- Chapman
    RP- K Rod
    RP Casilla

    Bench- Valezquez
    Bench – Z Wheeler
    Bench- Colome

    Any input appreciated!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, team looks solid, bit low on power… Pitching looks great, prolly a bit too good

      • Karlj says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks
        Interesting . I figured with Machado, Abreu , JD , Upton, , freeman and K Davis the one area I would be strong in is power

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. ichirosan says:
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    20-man H2H dynasty league:

    I give:
    Grichuk
    Fiers
    Cecil
    César Hernández

    I get:
    Kemp
    Liriano
    Jarred Cosart
    Kike Hernández

    Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  93. The Great Knoche says:
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    Any love for Jabari Blash if he get the starting outfield gig in San Diego? Besides the love of the oppurtunity to say Blash Bash when he homers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We go over him in today’s podcast… Decent late flyer

  94. Biggest Papi says:
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    Grey – Completed my AL only, Auction, 9 Teams (10th guy bowed out last minute, Ninjas have been released from their cell to kill him)….followed your advice for players, but under allocated for pitchers (spent $64 and it shows). Should I worry about pitching enough to offer a trade & who should I dump asap…notable FAs are listed below

    C Murphy, JR
    1B Abreu
    2B Odor
    SS Semien
    3B Machado
    MI Schoop
    CI Cron
    UT Gose
    DH Fielder
    OF Deshields (of course)
    OF Betts
    OF Martinez, Just Dong
    OF Souza
    OF Martin, L

    SP Darvish
    RP Chapman
    SP Rodon
    SP Kennedy
    SP Gauseman
    SP Karns
    SP Ramierz, E
    RP Colome
    SP Porcello

    Reserve (3 max, no DL spot)
    SP Paxton
    SP Bundy
    SS Anderson, T

    Notable pitchers on the waiver wire include SP Tillman, Sabathia, Holland, Lewis and for RP Soria, Madson and Axford

    Notable hitters include Chisehall, Goins, Singleton, Loney

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d be a little concerned about your pitching…. I like the SPs you do have, but they are very risky, and you don’t have enough saves… Tillman over Bundy for IP… Your hitting is solid, in fact, it’s great… Even if Odor Semien sounds funky nasty

      • Biggest Papi says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey – Thanks for the assessment…What do you think about dropping Karns or Paxton for Axford since Doolittle has already begun his DL dance? Also would you trade Fielder for Wade Davis? How about Fielder for Kluber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, don’t panic… For Kluber is good, but doubt that happens

      • Biggest Papi says:
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        @Grey:
        Meant to say Fielder and Porcello for Kluber

    • Biggest Papi says:
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      @Biggest Papi:
      PS 5×5 Scoring

  95. Corey says:
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    10 team, keep-5 H2H league with 6×6 scoring (OPS, QS).

    Any glaring weaknesses? I think I’m too light in my OF and SPs have a big drop-off after Cole and J-Fer.

    C Sal Perez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    2B Robinson Cano
    3B Nolan Arenado (K)
    SS Xander Bogaerts (K)
    OF Carlos Gomez
    OF Gregory Polanco
    OF Miguel Sano (K)
    UTIL Miggy Cabrera
    BN Joc Pederson

    SP Gerrit Cole
    SP J-Fer (K)
    RP Aroldis Chapman
    RP Wade Davis
    P AJ Ramos
    P Taijuan Walker
    P Yordano Ventura
    BN Mike Fiers
    BN Collin McHugh
    BN Andrew Heaney
    BN Clay Buchholz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see any glaring weaknesses, your hitting might be a tad light on SBs, but in OPS, that’s fine… Your pitching is solid

  96. Ben says:
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    Keeper wuestion. got an offer proposed to me. Would you trade for Seager(LA) and swap 3rd round picks(move back 10 spots). Or I would be able to keep Seager as a 19th rounder or keep Raisel in the 20th round. It’s a h2h league, pitcher Heavy 2.5 pts per k. 12 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  97. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I got Nola…hopefully going Segura next…I’m torn between Bauer and Velasquez after that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer is slightly safer, Velasquez is more upsidey

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: My guts been telling me Bauer..he’s still young but hopefully maturing..if he just gives me what he did last year but gets his ERA into the 3s..he becomes pretty nice…The innings limit for Velazquez throws a little cold water on him too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, agreed

  98. Doc says:
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    For saves which one would you want
    Rodney,clippard,Diaz,Strickland ,o day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  99. mauledbypandas says:
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    Rough news for Ethier. Not that I had him anywhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  100. A-Ram Baller says:
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    Should i spend my high waiver on Trevor Story? My shortstop is Marcus Semien right now. There is another person in the league without a shortstop at all but i have the higher waiver. Or should i just hold onto the waiver for when the season starts and gamble and just stick with Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Mike Lester says:
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      Filled Thanks!

  101. Bob says:
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    Hey grey, is cueto or Samardzija’s rocky start in spring training worrisome? Have both in a keeper but have gotten some interest in cueto. You trust him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: no not worrisome? Or no you don’t trust him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ignore spring stats

          • Bob says:
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            @Grey: gotcha. With the way he ended last year and now spring it had me concerned. Thanks grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it would be nice to see him throwing well, but too early to panic

  102. Baskets says:
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    Paxton or Erasmo?

  103. FrankGrimes says:
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    Finally had my first draft with the 4th pick.
    (12 team H2H 7×7)
    Other than the anti Grey Kershaw pick my team is pretty Razzy no?

    C Welington
    1B Abreu
    2B Odor
    3B Frazier
    SS Seager
    OF Polonco
    OF Betts
    OF Belt
    U Franco
    U Desheilds
    BN Grichuck

    Kershaw Rodon Walker Corbin Ross Karns Castilla Storen CSmith Hernandez Farquhar Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very Razzy, and even with Kershaw, I still like the hitting, which isn’t easy to pull off… I think you’re a little wonky on closers

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I’ll find some haha
        I hate closers!
        I picked 8 bats after Kershaw
        Then chose Rodon over Pineda
        Pineda didn’t make it back to me so grabbed walker next…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        what were your thoughts on that dude that spent
        only $12 for pitching in AL?
        one less bat he coulda had two somewhat decent starters jeez!

  104. Q says:
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    Trade offered to me.

    I give Arenado. I get Stanton.

    WAIT! Don’t just link the Top 10! Lemme give some context.

    12 tm H2H w CI, 5 OF, etc.
    6×6 w OBP and SLG instead of AVG. We keep 4 and either guy would be my first round pick.

    My only rub is that, as you say, there are so many good OF this year. Few are Giancarlo, of course. But all the top 3b plus Franco will be kept or gone by the time I pick in the 2nd round, which puts me shopping in the Beltre tier. Whereas the OF in that spot might be decent.

    Any of this change your thinking? (If not, just link the damn top 10.)

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  105. endershadow says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5 dynasty. My team can probably compete but is getting old. Trying to put together a trade to deal Tulo away. Is this a reasonable offer and would you do this? I know I’ll have to find a SS replacement for this season.

    Send:
    Tulo, Wainwright, ERod

    Receive:
    Carrasco, Stroman, Profar

  106. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    just drafted a 20 teamer with OPS and XBH and holds and QS. 7-9 keepers, i wasn’t aware of how this league values keepers, having never drafted it before, probably shouldn’t have kept dahl.
    C punted, waivering somebody
    1B piscotty (K)
    2B cano (K)
    3B carpenter (K)
    SS iglesias (andrus went way too early, missed segura/alcides by a few picks, and later even missed villar, 18th)
    OF heyward (K)
    OF jones (K)
    OF cargo (K)
    util ellsbury (K)
    BN fatt adams (21), t.turner (10th),
    SP rodon (K)
    chen (12th)
    buchholz (13th)
    kennedy (14th)
    porcello (16th)
    j.gray (23rd, this is stream spot)
    RP storen (11th, should’ve gone berrios here, thought i had more time)
    w.smith (15th)
    romo (17th)
    diaz (20th)
    kelley (22nd)
    should i go with spangenberg or dietrich as BN bat (homers or speed needed more with this roster)?

  107. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Got Segura…Team is shaping up, I have 8 picks ahead of me and then can hopefully snag Bauer C.
    1b. C.Davis
    2b. J.Schoop
    3b. M. Franco
    SS. J. Segura
    OF. B.Harper
    OF. N. Cruz
    OF. D. Deshields
    Util. B.Belt

    Sp. Pineda
    Sp. P. Corbin
    Rp. T. Rosenthal
    Rp. K. Giles
    Rp. G.Perkins
    P. Y. Ventura
    P. Smyly
    P. Fiers
    P. Nola
    B.
    B.
    B.
    B.
    B.
    B.
    I appreciate the input navigating through this pitching staff..could have been worse, I’m actually really happy with this team considering the hand I was dealt taking it over…I’ve been happy in March before though so well see lol

  108. herschel says:
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    @Grey (and Rudy and contributors): i have spent the better part of the past week cramming for my draft this weekend and have read pretty much every word written on here over the past three months or so and just wanted to thank you all. for a “free” site, both the quality and quantity of content provided is truly mind boggling. razzball is like the jonathan gold of the fantasy world, so kudos to all that make it what it is. margaritas forthcoming….

    • thanks. if you’re feeling guilty about not paying us AND want a better chance at winning your league, you should look into our in-season tools subscription (razzball.com/subscriptions). The $20/season Roto Deluxe package is the best value around :)

  109. Fever Dog says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have stashed in an N/A slot?

    Glasnow or Berrios?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fever Dog: I personally like Glasnow long term but Berrios this season..just seems like if Glasnow comes up it will be late….Next season I’d take Glasnow.

  110. John says:
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    Domingo Santana went for $18. With news that he may leadoff for the Brewers, does that raise his value for you? Would you rather have had him over Matt Holiday?

  111. Kevin G says:
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    You have Ellsbury / Brantley / hanley ranked around 70 and say to avoid. They are going around pick 100-120 in my mocks, would you consider them there or staying away altogether?

  112. Aaron Garner says:
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    To what would you attribute Villar going for $16? I am looking to target him in my NL only draft as I have Arcia in my farm. I was thinking he would be a cheaper option. Has his stock risen or was this a bidding war with few SS left or what?

      • Aaron Garner says:
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        @Grey: hmm…Rotowire has him at like $4, even with inflation. I like this. Not vary many of the “old school” owners in my league have been turned on to Razzball yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, ours are better

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