We (me) have gone over the catchers, 2nd basemen, shortstops and 3rd basemen to target, cause I have to do everything around here!  Look at me, throwing shade like a beach umbrella!  That makes sense…if you don’t think about it!  That’s what I want my bumper sticker to say, and then when I step out of my car, I want my clever t-shirt to say it too, “That makes sense….if you don’t think about it.”  How can I arrange my life so this happens?  I need a personal assistant.  “So, it says you worked as Kanye’s assistant and you bought mirrors for nine months straight….”  That’s me checking the CV of my favorite imaginary assistant.  Okay, so this post is all the outfielders that are being drafted after 200 overall that I have uber-sexy feelings for.  Last year, I featured Joc Pederson, Khris Davis, Wil Myers and some guy named Delino DeSomething.  No idea who that is!  Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) supplement to the top 100 outfielders for 2017 fantasy baseball.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2017 projections.   Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2017 fantasy baseball:

Max Kepler (Yahoo 267)  Obviously I’m crazy for Kepler this year.  Honestly, I didn’t even know I was as crazy for him as it turned out I was.  When I wrote the Max Kepler sleeper, I figured people would rank him around 150 overall, and I’d be slightly higher on him just inside the top 100 overall.  Well, oopsie daisies because I’m not even close to most rankers.  ESPN has him at 132 overall and that’s the closest I’ve seen to where I have him, and, after seeing his projections at ESPN, I don’t even know why they have him ranked that high.  I know why I do.  He’s a 25/10/.265 guy who will hit fifth and play every day.  At least that’s what I’ve convinced myself.  Here’s to delusions of Kepler’s grandeur!

Yasmany Tomas (ESPN 208)  Here’s a weird one.  If Yasiel Puig approached a season like Yasmany had last year (31 HRs, 2 SBs, .272), he’d be a top 40 overall pick.  Yasmany, on the other hand which is actually a foot wearing a mitten, has a season better than anything Puig’s ever done and is still ranked after Puig.  It’s that mysterious, elusive upside.  And, in this weird world where we can only compare Cubans with Cubans, Yasmany is essentially on par with Yoenis and ranked 150 spots after him.

Joc Pederson (ESPN 220)  Member the problem I had at shortstops and 3rd basemen to target?  How I wasn’t super crazy happy with the options late?  Not the case at all for outfielders.  There’s a ton of late outfielders I love.  I could even see waiting until after the top 200 to take a 4th and 5th outfielder and maybe utlity man.  When usually I’d just take a 5th outfielder or utility man.  Also, I wrote up a Joc Pederson sleeper, because it’s the preseason and what would a preseason be without a Joc Pederson sleeper post.  Wouldn’t be a preseason, I tell ya.  Somewhere my Brett Lawrie sleeper post is saying, “You used to talk real sweet about me too!”

Randal Grichuk (ESPN 214)   What’s to love about Grichuk if you only have room for seven more words in your brain?  I wrote a Randal Grichuk sleeper too.

Leonys Martin – (ESPN 269, Yahoo 312)  Okay, yes, there was a Leonys Martin sleeper post too.  Since the Martin sleeper, Dyson became a thing in Seattle, and, while I do believe the M’s think Dyson could be their leadoff man, I have my doubts on whether that will actually take hold.  My guess at the top of their lineup will be Segura, Martin and Cano, then Dyson in the nine hole.  The nine hole is also porn shorthand for the left ear.  Little fun fact for you!

Nomar Mazara (ESPN 224) Recurring Theme Alert!  I wrote a Nomar Mazara sleeper too.  After I wrote that, Mazara potentially lost his full-time job, and might only face righties.  There’s more righties than lefties, says Mr. Obvious, but I still love Mazara.  When I start liking Rangers outfielders I don’t let up, huh?  “We were once friends!”  Shut up, Delino DeSomething.

Manuel Margot (Yahoo 302)  Well, I didn’t write a Manuel Margot sleeper, but I did give you my Manuel Margot fantasy.  Surprised that most places I look have Margot being drafted at about the right spot, near the beginning of the top 200, but even more surprised by how much I can see myself drafting four Padres hitters.  This has me feeling nauseous, I need to sit down.  Okay, who took my seat?  Seriously!  Bring it back!  What’s even more obtuse, Padres pitchers are so awful this year.  I drafted the first Padres starter in my NFBC league yesterday at around pick 500 overall.  For the love of Hodgepadres, what has San Diego done?!

Hunter Renfroe (Yahoo 241)  2017 will be known as the year all of my hitters are either on the Rockies or the Padres and I’m not hoping for home games for half of them and away games for the other half.  I need to sign into my TalkSpace account to ask a professional why I like so many Padres hitters.  By the way, yes, I gave you a Hunter Renfroe fantasy too.

Carlos Gomez (Yahoo 216)  I got about eleven guys into the outfielders being ranked after the top 200 and was like, “Okay, I’d draft all of these outfielders late, maybe I’ll draft only one outfielder early and draft four of them late, or…Hey, birdie on my window!  Wait, what was I saying again?”  As for Gomez, I have major doubts here, but after 200 overall feels like a decent price for a guy that could bounce back, and he was solid on the Rangers in the 2nd half last year.

Jorge Soler (ESPN NR, Yahoo 239)  I have a feeling this is going to be you next year.  “Why did I write off Soler going into 2017 when he was finally going to have an everyday job and he was only 25 years old?”  Then you’re going to use your head to make your living room more of an open living space.

Aaron Judge (ESPN/Yahoo NR)  I don’t know what this means, but Judge is the only guy here that plays east of the Mason-Dixon line if the Mason-Dixon ran north/south rather than separating north/south.   Oh, and of course, I wrote an Aaron Judge fantasy too.

Mitch Haniger (ESPN/Yahoo NR)  He had 25 HRs and eight steals between Triple-A and the majors last year, and hit .341 in Triple-A, while consistently hitting above .280 every year.  Why hasn’t anyone talked about him?  Because, and this is a guess, his name is Mitch.  Who talks about a guy named Mitch?  Can I spell his name M*tch?

Domingo Santana (ESPN NR, Yahoo 217)  Wow, someone I actually didn’t write about previously.  I did, however, write about his teammate at the Keon Broxton sleeper post, but he’s not ranked after the top 200 at Yahoo or ESPN.  By the way, in this ‘to target’ posts, I always say something like ‘these guys are being drafted after the top 200,’ but that’s not entirely true.  They’re simply ranked after 200 at Yahoo or ESPN, where they’re actually being drafted, I don’t know.  Any hoo!  Sunday Santana’s been a fave of mine for a few years, which you can take to mean: he’s underperformed for a few years now.  Yes, you sayer of nay, that is true.  He’s underperformed like Villar underperformed for a few years prior to last year.  Snap!  I snapped you!  Sunday doesn’t have a ton of speed, so it’ll leave you slightly wont for more, but who the hell says ‘slightly wont for more?’  Who are you, Scarlett O’Hara?  Grow a pair!

David Peralta (Yahoo 221)  Fine, one more!  The David Peralta sleeper.  I told you I love a lot of outfielders late!  Just so happens I’ve written about most of them previously.  Somewhere along the line since I wrote that post, I now see Peralta being labeled a platoon outfielder.  The ol’ cleanup hitter a platoon player, huh?  Um, yeah, platooned with who?  Jeremy Hazelbaker?  Daniel Descalso?  How about he just blahtoon with Eric Byrnes while he’s at it?  Seriously, this year in outfield might be like last year in middle infield.  A ton of late round sleepers that make out really well while guys like Adam Jones, McCutchen, etc. finally ride off into the sunset.

 
  1. Bas says:
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    Good Morning fellow fantasy baseballers!

    Next Saturday (at 03.00 PM PDT) I have a draft of my keeper league. We keep 8 and the draft is 28 rounds. Because of work I can’t attend it. Is there anybody interested in doing the draft for me? it is 12 team 5×5. Last year I came in 2nd place so i have the 11th pick overal.

    Many Thanks!!

    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: C’mon, people, someone step up and draft for Bas!

      • Bas says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey for the support!!

        I’am still trying to get over Profar and Simmons mistakes in last nights game.;-(
        Tonight I do for the Dutch TV the other semi final.

        Bas from Holland

        • Grey

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          Let’s go Netherlands!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Bas: You really want someone to draft for you? Is this a money league?

      • Bas says:
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        @ThE sHiT:

        No it is a friendly league. I play in the league for 8 or 9 years. The thing is, we have people in Australia, the Westcoast, the Eastcoast, Thailand and Holland, so planning the draft is pretty tough.;-)
        I thought I could make it, but because of some time changes in the NCAA tournament (I work for TV) I cannot make it.
        If somebody can make it and perform a Razzball-style draft I will be very very happy. otherwise I have to put it on autoselect and that will take forever for the other players.

        Thanks,
        Bas from Holland

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Bas: who are your keepers? I think im down to do it, but im leery of how long it would take…

          • Bas says:
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            @ThE sHiT:

            @ThE sHiT

            That would be awesome:
            My keepers are: Rizzo, Scherzer, Cespedes, Dozier, Lester, C.Seager, Segura, Rendon

            Pitching in the league is always available. Closers are always in high demand.

            Thanks,
            Bas from Holland

            • Bas says:
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              @Bas:

              And off course you can draft any way you like. See it as a big mock draft.

              • ThE sHiT says:
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                @Bas: ill do it for you Bas. Send me the info through Grey if you can.

  2. TheTheory says:
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    Stop telling people to draft Joc, damnit. He’s supposed to be my late target, mine!

    *my pressciousss*

  3. Gibby says:
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    Hey grey, who would you keep? 6 keepers, i whittled it down to
    Arenado
    Miggy
    Marte
    Lindor
    Darvish

    Cant figure out between chris davis, michael brantley (with health hes the slam dunk right?) Maeda, or Porchello.

    Any advice?

    Also, i find owning non-stud Cubs hitters to be Maddoning…. See what i did there? You can use it.

  4. Jow says:
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    Can keep 8 nl 5×5
    Peralta at 1
    Grichuk @ 3
    Reyes. @ 7
    Pereza @4
    [email protected]

    And nunez. 21?
    Bumgarner 29
    famillIA 9

    Leaves out hey hey hey @3
    Igglesias 3
    Lester @28

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jow: Raisel

  5. eric says:
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    Rank order ROS:
    Holland, Hudson, Glover

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @eric: glover holland hudson

      • eric says:
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        @Nightpandas:

        Thanks. Where is your cigar?

        Where would you fit in Addison Reed?

        • Cram It says:
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          @eric: You could take a gander at the rankings that.

          • eric says:
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            @Cram It:

            Cram, Where do I find current rankings for closers?

            • Cram It says:
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              @eric: They’re in Grey’s top 500. You can sort by RP.

  6. Brad says:
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    Keep degrom or brantley? Brantley is teasing good health…

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Brad: depends on who else you have

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brad: deGrom

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brad: Degrom easy, injury was a structural thing.

  7. Justin says:
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    Good morning sir,

    Every year I like to get an honest opinion from you on my team. I want you and all fellow razzbalkers to be completely honest about this team. Work definitely out a damper on my research and mock drafting abilities this year so I wasn’t as prepared as years past.

    12 team keeper. Keep 7. H2h. Ops and qs are the extra cats. We play on extra infield slot and one util. We have one NA spot. Well here is the dumpster fire.

    Writers Bryant forsythe turner russel Lamb Cargo Khris Davis sano bird Swanson

    Quiantana Duffy Matz walker zach davies eichkoff hishashi my dashi wacha(praying for lightning in a bottle) colome and neris.

    I’m way heavy on power and RBI and possibly ops. Low on run sb and era and whip and qs.

    I had a trade proposal of kinsler and Calhoun for matz and Swanson. Would that trade help a brother out or should I counter for perhaps Brantley instead. Thanks for the input!!

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin: Jose de Leon is in my NA spot.

      • Justin says:
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        @Justin: and trumbo, how the fuck could I forget trumbo. To much time with Mary Jane I suppose

        • Justin says:
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          @Justin: and Kepler. Lmfao that is it. Those are all my players.

    • Grey

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      @Justin: You look low on speed, and high on OPS, which isn’t bad… Pitching looks safe until Matz then it looks like you need to pray a lot

  8. Ace of Spades says:
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    Mr. Grey A

    I actually wrote this yesterday but decided to post it today to emulate your time traveling Podcasts with JB.

    I am feeling guilty about receiving your great advice on my keepers ( including a Catcher ) and not yet purchasing your book. So, to relieve myself of this guilt , till the day I purchase the  book ( which I promise I will ) I am offering you some marketing advice for your new literary release.

    First off, I would like to explain why I have yet to purchase the book. I now live in a tightly budgeted world . I also play in three different costly money leagues that, after some intense debate with the better half, had to sacrifice some other fun things I used to enjoy to continue playing. Over the years this has never been an issue because I usually have some success and either break even, or win back more than I invest. Last season however, was a dreadful year and I tanked big time. ( I actually owned Delino Deshields in all three leagues ) . So, last season, coupled together with our new fuehrer in chief, has the wife in high blood pressure mode over spending on her opinion of what are non essentials. I do promise, however, to buy your book as soon as I can. Just waiting for that gotcha moment when she buys something like a shoe rack from Amazon and I can say , ” Ah Ha !!! ”

    Now, for my marketing advice:

    1. To all of us in sweatpants nation whose morning highlight is to read your fantasy baseball prose who have yet to buy your book, why not , on a slow baseball day, release a few paragraphs for us to read as a teaser? How many times have people sat on the couch watching T.V. and saw a movie trailer that looked good and said to themselves, ” damn, I gotta see that movie now ” ? Or have heard a song or a snippet of a song that resonated on a different level with themselves and caused them to google and search and download all of that artists material?  I have no doubts that a small taste of your book would whet the appetite of your Razzball fans.

    2. For an even bigger impact, forget about Oprah W. She is irrelevant and has jumped the shark years ago. What you should do is, Take out an ad on the MLB network with Kate Upton peddling the book. She can come out and say, in a sultry Marilyn Monroe type of way, ” Please buy Greys new book, because I am tickled pink by a writer with a good mustache ” . Boom !!!! 200,000 sales in the three minutes after the commercial runs. The less she is wearing in the ad, the faster the sales rate. If Kate is hesitant in doing your commercial, just show her how positive you were to her hubby in your pitcher rankings this year, it should seal the deal.

    Anyways, my guilt is gone now. I apologize for not purchasing your work yet but again, I promise I will do so asap. Back when I was in high school, ( mid/late 70’s ) my literary hero and favorite writer was the gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson. So, if I may compliment you in such a way, I consider you the HST of fantasy baseball writers. I am sure your book is on par with ( or dare I say even better than )   your baseball writing. Keep up the great work and thanks in advance for all you have yet to do. The Razzball site is so good that I purposely refuse to promote it to other people that I play fantasy baseball with because its an advantage I don’t want to lose. ( they probably all use the site also and don’t talk to me about if for the same reasons ) Here’s to hoping that Carrasco wins the AL CY Young award and the swollen elbow will be something we don’t even remember come September.

    • Joe says:
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      @Ace of Spades: What an embarrassing post.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Ace of Spades:
      What is he saying Robin?

      • thatguy says:
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        @FrankGrimes: The DeShizz fiasco was the reason I didn’t buy the book either!

      • Halp

        Halp says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Nice low key Howard Stern reference

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Ace of Spades: Reason’s I can’t buy your book:

      1.Delino Deshields,
      2. Trump
      3. wife

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: My 3…

        1. Spanky LaValliere
        2. Globe addiction
        3. Ghosts

      • Rbglade says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Ha! Not the way I meant it to come out, ( An example of why I lack the talent to do what you, Grey, Son and the rest of you do ) . Perhaps it would’ve been better to just leave my marketing advice. Or even better to just shut up and buy the book already. BTW, now that DiDi may start the season on the DL, do you see a chance that super prospect Torres comes up?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Rbglade: All good, I thought the post was funny, just doing a little razzing.

          Nah, he’s not even on the 40 man yet. I would asusme it’s Ronald Torreyes time!!! Or they play Kozma or Refsnyder somewhere, and maybe slide over Castro.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ace of Spades: I almost wrote this exact post this morning. Boy, that would have been embarrassing.

    • Vegans says:
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      @Ace of Spades: Lemmy??? Are you writing this from the “other side”?

  9. hondo says:
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    Been mad prepping for my first draft tomorrow.After wearing out the Fantasy Pros draft thing and a bunch of Yahoo mocks,I’ve learned one thing-

    Don’t dab and draft.All my mock teams are like Urias’s face.

  10. Joe Schmo says:
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    Is buxton too trendy to make this list? You like him over all these guys?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe Schmo: See rankings. Buxton is in the top 100 already.

  11. The Biz says:
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    Grey! OF is so deep..

    Speaking of that, I’ve drawn #2 in a 12 team roto league, and I like your point about 1b and Gokdshmidt at 2. This league has 5 game eligibility, which gives Bryant 3b, OF, and 1b.. info like the idea of taking him and not being pigeonholed later. Thoughts?

    • Grey

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      @The Biz: Deep but upsidey (which means downsidey) — I love Bryant, no problem here

  12. RobMac says:
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    Great stuff as usual, Grey! The past couple of years I’ve used your advice to get ahead of the curve on draft day. We just had the draft last weekend, wondering your thoughts on how my team looks. I already know there are some risks (Bautista, Strasburg) but couldn’t pass up the value. It’s an 11 team roto, 6×6 (standard categories + OBP x standard categories Sv+Hd instead of saves + BAA):

    C – Welington Castillo
    1B – Edwin Encarnacion
    2B – Rougned Odor
    3B – Anthony Rendon
    SS – Xander Bogaerts
    MI – Jose Peraza
    CI – Jake Lamb
    OF – Mike Trout
    OF – Jose Bautista
    OF – Joc Pederson
    OF – Ender Inciarte
    OF – Eric Thames
    Util – Ryon Healy
    Bench – Mitch Moreland

    P – Yu Darvish
    P – Stephen Strasburg
    P – Kenta Maeda
    P – Lance McCullers
    P – Jon Gray
    P – Jharel Cotton
    P – Andrew Miller
    P – Dellin Betances
    P – Kyle Barraclough
    Bench – Grant Dayton
    Bench – Matt Bush
    Bench – Dylan Bundy

    • Grey

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      @RobMac: Solid OBP team and nice balance on hitting in general… Your pitching is insane, honestly not sure how you put this team together, but well done

  13. Cram It says:
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    So the ‘Perts league was moved to Thursday right? It was Friday originally, no? Am I making this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I wouldn’t even know how to change it after originally setting it

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        you love not to know ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do enjoy it, Grimey

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Fair enough. But you’ll know how to reset the draft if I get first pick!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll figure it out on the fly

  14. A TreaTur Among Us says:
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    14-Team H2H 6×6 (OPS + HLD) Keep 9;

    Bregman/Holliday for Dahl/Belt

    Without worrying about needs, who would you want and how close?

  15. Illuminatty says:
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    Thanks for the write ups on the daily Gray,

    i was curious to get your take on this stragtey, drafting currently 1st in a 10 man h2h points league. I’m thinking of going offense ( OF, 1B, SS ) first 3 picks and then going ( SP, SP ) for picks 40 and 41. If I go ( SP , SP ) I’m thinking of grabbing Y. Darvish, J. Verlander, Arrieta, or Cueto. Which 2 of this pitchers would you combo with each other? Or would you grab one of these possible pitcher and pair them with an offense player, instead of going (SP, SP) go (SP, Hitter)?

    *If my question is confusing I apologize. Thanks for your help.

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    Thanks for the article Gray. Quick keeper question..I need to pick two of these guys..

    Round 1: C. Kershaw
    Round 2: K. Bryant
    Round 23: T. Turner
    Round 24: G. Sanchez
    Round 25: B. Buxton

    Do I go with the sure things and loose my first two draft picks or do I go with the the guys with upside and the crazy value? Maybe a combo? Kershaw and Bryant would go back into the pool so I would have a chance to draft one of them if I had an early pick in round 1. This is a decision that’s been weighing on me for months so any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Nick

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Nick: I’m not Grey (what?!) but if I were you I’d go Bryant and Turner. Even if Kershaw and Turner were the same round, Turner is top 12 and Kershaw is past pick 20 on the preseason rater. Bryant is better than both, and comes at a 1 round discount.

    • Grey

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      @Nick: Agree w/ Duda Round 2: K. Bryant
      Round 23: T. Turner

  17. Harry says:
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    Does Eric Hosmer sustain his level of production? Could there be another gear? Is he a top-15 1B in an OPS league? If I have no 1B worth writing about, should I acquire him? What level SP could I send back?

  18. Zain says:
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    Hi Grey, great write up as usual. I have a choice with keepers which is due tonight at midnight.
    5×5 roto league 14 team keeper (8keepers).
    R HR RBI SB OBP
    QS ERA WHIP K SV

    Is Ian Desmond worth keeping (at a cost of a 7th round pick) over Chris Sale (2nd round cost), OR Danny Duffy (12th round cost), OR Edwin Diaz (17th round), OR Stanton (4th round pick), OR Dozier (3rd), OR Polanco (5th), OR Arenado (1st), OR Benintendi (22nd).

    • Grey

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      @Zain: Are you asking me to pick 8 or 1? Benintendi is best value, Arenado is safest

      • Zain says:
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        @Grey:

        well i’m kinda sure of 7 of the 8 required keepers, I’m just asking if Ian Desmond is worth keeping ahead of any ONE of the others that I can keep instead of him at their respective round cost

        • Grey

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          @Zain: Guess i need more coffee, forget Desmond

  19. FrankGrimes says:
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    F, Marry, Kill???

    Hunter Renfroe
    Mitch Haniger
    Ryon Healy

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @FrankGrimes: For me, it’s marry Ryon and get that Sexual Healy all night/season long, F Renfroe for the immediate short term power upside but potential to hit .240, and Kill Haniger and his spring hypetrain.

    • Grey

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      @FrankGrimes: Agree w/ Duda, but Haniger and Renfroe are super close — Healy’s much better, not in same convo

  20. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    This past Sunday was our 16th Annual NL-Only auction. I had a great time, and only a few regrets. I have appreciated all your write-ups to help prepare for it, and continue to look forward throughout the season.

    NL-Only 10-Team H2H 5×5 w/ OBP ($280 cap)

    Here’s my team with their prices.

    CA – Realmuto ($5)
    1B – GOLDY (44)
    2B – LeMahieu (9)
    3B – Franco (12)
    SS – Villar (12)
    INF – Solarte (9)
    OF – Pollock (31), JOC (25), Grichuk (17), Tapia (1)
    Util – Kang (4)
    B – Brinson (2)

    SPs – Cole (31), Hendricks (14), Moore (14), Roark (13), Nova (10), Folty (7), Guerra (6)
    RPs – Rondon (6), Phelps (4), Dayton (3), Knebel (1)

    A) I know, I know. I have no closer #SAGNOF. Jansen was kept, and Cole & Pollock were thrown out quickly. I’m such a sucker for both of them. I then spent money on Joc that I could have used on one of Melancon (27) and Oh (24) who I believe are the only guys worth paying the money for. Even JJ went for $16. #SAGNOF

    B) I think my offense is solid all around. Almost all bat within the top 5 of their lineups, and will figure in run production. I have OBP, power, and speed. Grichuk’s low OBP w/ his HR upside is fairly offset by my other guys. Tapia doesn’t have a gig, and Kang might not be ready for the start of the season though. Adam Frazier is available, and he looks like he could score consistent ABs. I’ll wait for the start of the season to figure out those spots.

    C) I like my rotation. I didn’t think Cole would go for $31 I budgeted $32 on him. He was thrown out before Maeda(25), so I lost my chance at him. I wanted one of them, but Maeda more. Lester went for $40 and Max went for only $41.

    D) I have RPs that could see saves eventually. Lorenzen is also available. Who would you drop (excluding Brinson) for him? Would you use a #5 WP (tomorrow)?

    E) I wanted Brinson. Prospects like him have major trade value near our deadline, and I could score a top SP and good bat from a team that’s out and looking to next year.

    Any other thoughts about my team would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Pugs & Slugs: Thanks! A) SAGNOF is a B in NL-Only

      B) Agreed, you need a UTIL bat

      C) Looks very solid for a deep league

      D) Dayton’s behind one of the best in the game

      E) Makes sense

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I agree SAGNOF sucks for NL-Only, but there’s a lot of turnover nonetheless. I have extra arms to put in the mix to get a CL.

        • Grey

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          Yup, agreed

  21. brian says:
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    I’m in a 12 team roto 5×5 that uses OBP instead of AVG. Weekly lineups. Each teams keeps 7 players. 2 bats, 2 arms, and 3 of our choosing. We start C,1B,2B,3B,SS,MI,CI,OF,OF,OF,OF,OF,UTL and 9 any pitcher slots along with 7 bench.

    My current keepers are Altuve, Marte, C. Davis, J. Segura, K. Janssen, C. Carrasco, and Mccullers.

    Question#1 Should I keep K. Seager instead of Mccullers? Maeda, C Mart, Tanaka, Salazaar, and Cole are all available in the draft to give you an idea.

    Question#2 I have the 1st pick in the draft. With the injuries to Desmond and JD Martinez i’m completely torn now what to do. The best players available are Encarnacion, Villar, Desmond, JD Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, K. Seager, Dee Gordon, Beltre

    Thanks in advance! Appreciate it

    • Grey

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      @brian: 1. Yes 2. Edwin

  22. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Been using your drafting strategy for a few years with pretty good success. In a new League this year of 18 managers and combined H2H and Roto (with custom scoring below). Wondering if your drafting strategy changes significantly in this situation. More specifically your waiting on higher end Starters until mid rounds. Would you with this pt structure target a SP earlier? Thanks
    R: 1
    Single: 1
    Double: 2
    Triple: 3
    HR: 4
    RBI: 2
    SB: 2

    Innings Pitched: 3
    W: 3
    L: -3
    Hits: -1
    ER: -2
    HR: -1
    BB: -1
    K: 1
    QS: 5

    Thanks for any advice you have Grey!

  23. Mike says:
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    I got a league where hitting cats are Avg/Runs/Rbi/HR/SB/Hits/BB/OPS. Are there any players that jump out to you as targets in that kind of format?

    Thanks as always!

  24. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, 12-team H2H OBP/QS.

    My deGrom and C.Davis for his Sale and Cespedes.

    Current SP: deGrom, CMart, Maeda, Gsellman, Smyly, Eickhoff, Manaea
    Current OF/UTIL: S.Marte, N.Cruz, Fowler, C.Davis, K.Broxton

    • Illuminatty says:
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      @The JoGarza: Give me Sale,/ Cespedes all day.

    • Illuminatty says:
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      @The JoGarza: Give me Sale / Cespedes all day.

  25. Keeper Questions says:
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    Hi Grey- would you send Strasburg and Cain for Frazier in a 12 team roto keeper league? Likely wouldn’t keep Cain, so it’s pretty much Strasburg for Frazier. I have several other pitchers I can keep, so I don’t really need Strasburg, but Frazier doesn’t crack your top 10 3Bs and Strasburg has massive potential. I also have two keeper corner infielders already.

    Related question, would you keep Frazier or Tim Anderson in an unlimited duration keeper for next year? It seems the White Sox see Anderson in their plans for a while, but it might be a better use of a keeper spot to draft someone else and get Anderson a few rounds later.

    Thank you!

      • Keeper Questions says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. How about if it’s just Strasburg for Frazier 1-1 under those circumstances?

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          @Keeper Questions: Or sending Strasburg for Segura, I only have one MI and it’s Miller, so I don’t exactly have a fantasy monster there (yet). Thanks again.

        • Grey

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          Meh

          • Keeper Questions says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, I’m assuming that’s your response to both of those. I’ll hold Strasburg.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, hold

  26. J-FOH says:
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    Who is that sexy contrarian who was concerned that Mazara will be stuck in a platoon?