We (me) have gone over the  catchers to target1st basemen to target2nd basemen to targetshortstops to target, 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, “That makes sense….if you don’t think about it.” Okay, so this post is all the outfielders that are being drafted after 200 overall that elicit uber-sexy feelings. Last year, I featured Ramon Laureano, Austin Meadows and Daniel Palka, who could still breakout (I’m kidding; it’s an inside joke with myself). As for the coronavirus aka Covid-19 aka “The Disease That Apparently Hates Baseball,” I’m not pretending it’s not going on, but some people still have drafts, and if I liked these guys before the virus started karaoke’ing to Public Enemy’s Shut ‘Em Down, I still like them. So, I’m getting these “To Target” posts out in case people are still drafting. There are upcoming RCL drafts, and I plan on doing another NFBC league for s’s and g’s to pass time until the National Pastime returns. Is there more interest from you in another NFBC draft vs. me vs. youse? Let me know in the comments. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) supplement to the top 100 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball. All Steamer hitter projections have been updated to 100 games, and all 2020 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2020 projections.  Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2020 fantasy baseball:

Andrew McCutchen (NFBC 204) On the surface, McClutchin-My-Knee is one of the most interesting guys to appear on one of these “target” lists. Usually NFBC is where the ‘smart money’ is and their ADP is more highly attuned than ESPN or Yahoo’s. How’sever, McClutchin is an oldie and ESPN and Yahoo loves those. How’sever II, The Return of Hows’ever:  This is list of guys I like and I don’t usually like The Olds. How’sever III, Can You Believe They’re Still Making Them, there’s a small buying opportunity for McClutchin’. He’s not going to wow your genitals out of your pants, but at the top of a strong lineup has value, and, with the new “corona timeline,” he should be healthy.

Jo Adell (NFBC 213, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 283) No one knows what to make of Adell and when his smash hits are gonna turn into a multiplatinum baseball career in the majes. (I’m now saying majes instead of majors. Maje time saved shortening words, then explaining them in parentheticals.) My guess is Maddon wants to get to the locker room where Manfred is giving out pieces of metal and will push Adell’s ETA up like Maddon wasted no time with Kris Bryant in 2015. Also, on the new “corona timeline,” what are they going to do, send Adell to the minors for two weeks in June when they only have to win 60 games to make the playoffs?

David Peralta (NFBC 258, ESPN 228, Yahoo 205) We’re still in the “not that exciting, but extremely helpful” portion of the target list. I don’t have the figures in front of me, but I’m gonna guess Peralta has produced more than his draft-day value every year of his career. Sure, he’s gone for like $7 and produced $12-15, but there’s value in there. Also, that new “corona timeline” I keep hearing about makes me think Peralta could actually stay healthy for 100 games — a full season!

Austin Hays (NFBC 256, ESPN 249, Yahoo 313) And now for the “sexy hump-hump” portion of the target list. Take me out of the equation. Steamer’s projections for Hays are 13/6/.258. That feels low on speed, but even if you were to take it at face value, that’s the same as McClutchin’. But in a half season last year, Hays stole 8 bags in, and, as I said for Villar last year, what do the Orioles have to do this year besides lose? Anything? No? Right, nothing. So, why not just send Hays on the basepaths a shizzton of times? Hays could steal 15-ish bags in a shortened season, and that’s surprising great for 100 games.

Austin Riley (NFBC 273, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 301) Hold your hand up above your eyes like you’re blocking the glare of the sun like a ship’s captain looking out over the ocean. Okay, but instead of looking across the bow or stern or some shizz, you’re looking for draft day values which could become huge by June. That’s Austin Riley. He’s been essentially forgotten early on with the assumption being the Braves aren’t going to use him. So, let’s get this straight. The Braves promoted Riley, started his clock, but are now turning to Johan Camargo, who they’ve never used in any everyday capacity before? Okay, that logic seems flawed. Maybe Riley doesn’t get the 3rd base job, but for his price (absolutely free), he’s worth the gamble.

Sam Hilliard (NFBC 293, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 303) People must be severely burned on Rockies rookies — Roockies? — because Hilliard isn’t being drafted anywhere. Does everyone know what he did last year? Between Triple-A and the majes, he went 42/24/.270. Oh…*walks from Key West to Georgia in a Hazmat suit*…kay.

Shogo Akiyama (NFBC 296, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) I’ll be honest, I’m surprised there’s so little heat on the guys coming in from Asia this year. I get the platoon-slash-playing time concerns, but Shogo was a 20+ homer, 12+ steals, 300+ average guy with great plate discipline. At the worst, he’s Adam Eaton, who’s being drafted about a 100 picks earlier. At worst, he’s droppable. Any guys being drafted this late in shallower leagues are droppable, so you want upside, said Mr. Obvious. In deeper leagues, he’s being drafted between Corey Dickerson (major bleh, and platoon issues in Miami), and Niko Goodrum (bleh in Detroit). Maybe Cincy helps Shogo’s power fo’ sho go, and maybe he can swipe 15 bags. For his price, there’s no downside.

Trent Grisham (NFBC 340, Yahoo 259) I just drafted him in my Tout Wars league and I’m looking at drafting Grisham everywhere, and that’s not based on a book with a backdrop of a Southern courtroom.

Domingo Santana (NFBC 347, ESPN 213, Yahoo unranked) Like a Gregorian calendar fanboy, I’m a serious lover of Domingo. Have been every year he’s been in the league. You show the ability to go 30/15/.270 and I’m signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours. He’s also, get this, only 27 years old. I know, surprised me too. A full season of at-bats over 100 games from him could led him right back to the top 50 overall fantasy value he had in 2017, before the Brewers just dusted him.

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (NFBC 355, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) See what I said about Shogo for the lack of interest being surprising. Nothing else is the same with Tsutsugo though (rhyming points!). He could be a cheap(er) Hunter Renfroe. Call him Shooting Fish In A Barrel Renfroe.

Anthony Santander (NFBC 365, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) Now is as good a time as any to mention, there are a ton of outfielder options after 200. That’s good because the outfielders in the early to mid rounds are a bit yawnstipating. Okay, take Castellanos if you want, but Santander is him minus 20 points in average. Fine, try Michael Brantley, but Santander is him minus 20 points in average, but extra power. Okay, you like Kepler, but he’s Santander with only a few more homers.

Teoscar Hernandez (NFBC 376, ESPN unranked, Yahoo 364) Honestly, if you were to stop (drop and roll) and try to figure why certain guys are being drafted where they are, you’d give yourself a massive headache. Steamer projections:  Teoscar’s 15/5/.230 vs. Gregory Polanco’s 14/6/.247 vs. Kyle Tucker 13/9/.248 — there’s about 150 draft spots separating Tucker from Polanco, and then Teoscar is another sixty picks after him.

Aaron Hicks (NFBC 523) Until the world starting filming the MTV show, Covid-19 and Single, I hadn’t ranked Hicks, because he wasn’t due back until June/July. Well, on the new “corona timeline,” I’ve added Hicks into the top 100 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball, and removed Clint Frazier (at a later time, I’ll go through all post-plague changes). Hicks is likely just a 5th to 6th outfielder flier in this new world where I can’t touch my face, but if he’s back and in the Yankees’ lineup, he’s worth a much higher pick than in the 500s.

Franchy Cordero (NFBC 528, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) You’re in Petco, the sun is setting over the stadium, the man next to you holds up his glass of Rosé and asks, “Who are you here to see?” You reply, “I love long Franch flies,” then burp and turn to show him your Franchy jersey, telling him, “When I put my Franchy jersey on, I say I’m Franch dressing.” I also enjoy Cordero, and his 12+ steal speed. The average might be gross, but at the low, low, low price of free, I could see the flyer, excuse me, frier. Franch, that is.

 
  1. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    What about Seth Brown. I’ve already got stock in Hilliard Grisham and Santander

    • Member Berries says:
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      Hilliard needs to watch out for jacked up Raimel Tapia. BSOHL !!!
      And Bud Black
      And crowded OF of Blackmon Dahl and Desmond

      I regret low shares on Domingo! Got Willie Calhoun late in a draft – great value like Cutch with the delayed start

      Free Late picks I like: Lewis, Brinson, Pache, and Tapia.

      Shed Long struggling – Dee Gordon seems like a great forgotten freebie

      Tapia link
      https://www.mlb.com/news/raimel-tapia-adds-muscle-2020

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hope Tapia beats Hilliard just to have something to complain about with Bud Black

        Dee Gordon is so difficult to start in most leagues

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Seth Brown’s playing time isn’t a lock, but he’s a good deep league flier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Brown still, but his playing time might be shaky as Donkey said — all praise Donkey!

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Awesome report, really awesome!

    a. Looking forward to the ‘post-plague changes’ report. That’ll be at least another week of content. Swift move, Exlax.

    b. I like how you wrote (re: the Santander blurb) 2o on one line and 20 on the next line! Grammar and typography error Nazis united, finally as one team we will conquer the world!!

    c. MLB quote of the day for April 10, 1991

    ”The Big Hurt’ describes me perfectly – not as a person, but as a player. It’s what I do to a baseball.’

    Frank Edward Thomas Jr, aka The Big Hurt, aka Big Frank. The ONLY player in MLB history to have SEVEN consecutive years of 100 runs, 100 walks, 100 RBIs, .300 BA and 20 HRs. First White Sox player to be elected to the HOF on his first ballot.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Need to stretch out content here, Ante!

      B. I blame corona — the beer this time

      C. Haha, nice

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        Ha! Blame it on Rio, yet again! Poor Michael Caine.

        That’s three African-Americans in a row, man. What do you make of that? They are probably my favorite players growing up with Larry Walker and Griffey Jr making the top 5. There are others of course from that time late 80s/early 90s like Albert Belle, Jim Thome and many, many, many others. I’m 0/whatever on Jewish players so I better smarten up, right?

        Damn, corona. Applied for a job for 14$/hour. That’s what I made 28 years ago!!! But, what’s that they say People don’t change, times change or Times don’t change, people change. It’s work at home, customer service, online sales a monkey could do it while I’m waiting for the big enchilada to come in after corona.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’d like Caine quotes sprinkled in too!

          Yeah, give some Ian Kinsler quotes, man!

          Damn, it sucks, hard to find a job right now I imagine

        • Snacks Zillion says:
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          Love the Michael Caine reference, Ha! Nice. Cocktails and Dreams young Flannigans!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  3. BBHHI says:
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    Franmil Reyes. Discuss. Including your list, I will be targeting Franimal.

    • Bodacious Taters says:
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      117 < 200

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love Franmil

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Which side do you like? 12 team roto…

    1. Puig ($1) or one of Paxton ($13) or Sale ($13)?

    2. Pearson ($2) or Verlander ($33)

    Keep forever + I would definitely try and keep, though might not have room assuming everyone plays as projected. Highly unlikely to keep Puig, unless he signed with Colorado or something haha.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Third one for ya, same league!

      3. Puig or C-Mart ($9)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        3. Puig

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      These are all pretty arbitrary, needs based or age preference based.

      1. Paxton for me
      2. Verlander for me
      3. Puig for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Pax

      2. Ver

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. How many games are they going to play this season? It should only effect sp rookies innings count on drafting. Or does the shorten season effect others to draft?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      We have a podcast discussing this in depth with Grey, it’ll be posted on the site in about two hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What Donkey said

  6. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    with puig still not signed in this 16 team h2h with OPS/holds/hits/QS added. we keep 6 (no costs nor escalations)
    C
    1B goldy
    2B
    SS
    3B torenado
    OF (3) box wine (gallo)
    util (1) otani (hitter only)
    SP (want probably 8ish): corbin
    RP (about 6 wanted, space for 7)

    keep puig or one of lynn, either polanco, solak. rankings seem to indicate lynn but maybe j.polanco

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Lynn

    • NUX says:
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      Puig gonna sign in SKorea so that he can play baseball sooner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      I think you can get Lynn back. People are still not sold on him. Go with Polanco. SS is deep but he’s darn good and only 26.

  7. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Did our 12 team 6×6 (OPS and CG extras) draft and I am without a proper 3b and speed. Hoping for one of Ian Happ, Nick Solak or Travis Shaw to produce at 3b but seems odd to hold them all.

    Is it worth dropping one of those for SB’s from Delino or just one of these better all around OF’s like Grisham, McCutchen, Domingo or Pillar or Avisail Garcia who are also available?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Shaw and Happ for Grisham and McCutchen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw for Grisham

  8. @UrsoESQ says:
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    Where’s young Yaz on this list? He’s someone I’m targeting. Leading off. His power was real last year. 30 HR, 100 run potential. Just about free in drafts.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Grey is a known Giant hater sans some NL on,y auction desperation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      An absolute Giants hater…Lucky Bumgarner got out of there so he can get some Grey love

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        No way he hits 30 bombs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re right, at least 40!

          • @UrsoESQ says:
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            50! Especially in the shortened season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  9. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Not much going on so Watched a couple great TV shows last night which profiled the 1979 season. I for got how good the 79 we are famiily Pirates were check out that line up. They also showed the phillies cubs day game at wrigley which the phillies won 23-22 too.

    Well worth watching if you see it in your listing

    C Ott
    1B Stargell
    2B Garner
    3B Madlock
    SS Foli
    LF Milner
    CF Moreno
    RF Parker
    P Pitcher

    Bert Blylevin*
    Bruce Kison
    Don Robinson
    Jim Rooker*

    Kent Tekulve
    Jim Bibby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Will check it out… They talk about how everyone was on cocaine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and that looks like a solid team, little weak at middle infield

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        That was a party team………….i think those MI’s were playing at a high level that year lightning in a bottle thing

        no wild card and that division and pirates, expos believe it or not were a great team and if i remember i think phillies came in third with around 85 wins and won the series the next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, then Phils came back and did damage next year

  10. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, Keep up the good work, and updates! 10 team, 6×6, last year of keeper auction. Our league is moving forward with the first transaction period this Sunday…Would you replace Musgrove and/or Bundy with any of these FA’s – Heaney, Luzardo or Caleb Smith?
    You still like Newman over Wong and LaStella at 2B? Thanks Man!
    Max Scherzer, Wash 9-2/2.83/1.02/155 in 110 IP
    Luis Castillo, Cin 10-4/3.32/1.09/146 in 121 IP
    Trevor Bauer, Cin 8-5/3.61/1.16/160 in 133 IP
    Yu Darvish, CHC 9-4/3.41/1.09/143 in 112 IP
    Jose Berrios. Min 9-4/3.54/1.11/126 in 125 IP
    James Paxton, NYY 5-4/3.88/1.19/90 in 72 IP
    Joe Musgrove, Pit 6-7/3.87/1.19/104 in 109 IP
    Dylan Bundy, LAA 6-7/4.34/1.36/112 in 110 IP

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Luzardo

      • happyharry says:
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        ..over Bundy or Musgrove? Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo over Bundy

  11. Drew says:
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    Hey Grey–Thanks for your continued writing.

    My keepers are due today. Wondering if I need SP coverage with Sale such a question mark (though I guess the season is something of a question mark right now). Would you sell Mondesi and Wheeler to land Snell and Gore?

    16-team OPS keeper.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ehhh, think I’d target someone other than Snell. Concerned about his health…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Drew says:
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        Other guy has got Strasburg and Scherzer too…though they’re pricier cost-wise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  12. Unfortunately as I’m from the UK I’m almost certain that I cannot legally play on the NFBC site. Thank goodness the RCL is on Fantrax. Can you use your influence to get the law changed. If anyone can do it you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will protest outside my local representative’s office

  13. Andrew Rothman says:
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    Grey, count me in for a NFBC league with the FML. It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for!

    The thought of going toe-to-toe,
    gets my juices flowing like Giancarlo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! Let’s see if we can get a group together

  14. bangin on a trash can says:
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    I am in for another NFBC draft!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Let’s see if we can get a group together

      • Nitro says:
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        Please count me in if you do one. JUst finished our Razzslam (qualifier) draft.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Think we should be able to fill a league, now to see if NFBC is still allowing new leagues

  15. Earl says:
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    Am I understanding you correctly that perhaps you are saying that maybe passing on outfield until say mid to later rounds is not bad idea and maybe concentrate on infield more in earlier rounds?

    Maybe just try to get say OF1 and infielders plus some pitching in say first 8-10 rounds and then go outfielders later.

    Seems to me that you are saying that there are alot of good options for outfield in 2nd half of most drafts.

    Then again I am sure you will say something like stick to the rankings but dont be afraid to wait for outfielders (some of them anyway).

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      These players “to target” doesn’t mean make your whole team out of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Earl says:
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        In a 12 team 5×5 roto that starts 5 OF’s, would you say maybe getting 2 or 3 of your outfielders from this group is ok?

        Or is it still strictly based on your rankings?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last one or two OFs from this group

  16. Earl says:
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    I took Luis Urias as dart throw for backup 2b with last pick of a draft.

    Was wondering what you thought of this or perhaps replace him with Dee Gordon if say my team also needed some additional speed. Or would you say Dee is pointless and perhaps roll with Urias?

  17. Earl says:
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    I drafted Luis Urias with last pick of draft as backup 2B/MI and bit of dart throw.

    What do you think of that or would you replace him with Dee Gordon if your team could use some additional speed? Is Dee bit of waste of time/pick?

    • Earl says:
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      sorry for double post. Did not think the 1st one got posted for some reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See above

  18. FrankGrimes says:
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    Palka haha what a bag of shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just hasn’t gotten going yet!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        He batted .107 last year haha.
        I’ll bet you a fire token he doesn’t sniff the bigs ever again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha…I want the fire token before the vote tho!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            That was gangster move but dumb to use second idol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you get no real brownie points from playing it for someone else…That’s a total misnomer… No one cares later that you saved someone else

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I did see that move coming from a mile a way tho, didn’t you?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Yes wasn’t sure if she had balls to do it.
                They always edit shit to seem like something may happen that never does.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, lots of misdirection

              • Laura Holt

                Laura Holt says:
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                When I was drafting my Razzslam league, my baseball-hating kids asked if it was kind of like Survivor Fans vs. Favorites. I’ve been walking around with an inflated ego ever since having decided that I’m the Parvati of fantasy baseball writers. And BTW, did they just make a “you can sit out as many damn challenges in a row as you want to” exemption for Sandra this season?

                • Grey

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                  I was thinking that about Sandra for the last few weeks… Who you got to win? I chose Ben the 1st week…They’ve been giving him a lot of screen time even when he’s not factoring in

                  • Laura Holt

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                    Yeah, that makes sense… Also seems like Michelle has already gotten more time than she did on her whole season (though that’s probably in part to play up the fling with Wendell) and has a lot of friends thoughout the group. I actually hope they incorporate more edge of extinction, since most of the interesting people are there now…

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, Michelle is getting a decent amount of screen time, but not sure if that’s due to Wendell and her relationship or if she’s getting winner’s edit…I wonder too about Adam…They’ve spent a lot of time on him — I also hate bringing people back who were voted out

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      They Prolly made mistake not voting Wendell out!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t believe Sandra didn’t throw her vote to Tony, then at least there would be a tie

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    They should bring Rich Hatch into the game now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or a naked statue of him

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Prolly cuz she so smug thinking she the queen and made the player move…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I guess, but “trust but verify” — at least cause a tie

  19. Jonathan Boba says:
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    Year 1 of a 3 year AL only keeper and I have 3rd overall pick. First 2 drafted are Trout and Bregman. I punt pitching til later. If not for contract situation and likely trade (quite possibly to the NL where I ‘lose’ him after this year) Lindor would be my clear choice. Given that very real likelihood, leaning JRam. Thoughts/suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

      • Jonathan Boba says:
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        No discount for likelihood he gets traded to NL vs drafting a guy with AL ‘security’?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I’m not skipping him for JoRam…Who else you got?

  20. hot corner says:
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    I have been drafting Tesocar as an OF5 everywhere this year. Low risk if it doesn’t work, but in the last 3 months of 2019, he hit .259 with 19 HR’s and he has 94th percentile sprint speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m with you!

  21. Mel Rojas says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great article, as always. I was wondering if there was a group of players, pitchers in particular, who see their draft value rise because everyone will be throwing fewer innings this year. For example, I was avoiding Blake Snell because I felt his purchase price was very high and the injury bug has been looming over his head since the end of last year. However, with this late start, he looks like more of a dependable pick. A better example might be a guy like Garrett Richards though… someone who would most assuredly get injured at some point this year but now might just survive the year and provide crazy good value with the prospect of a half-season looming.

    Love your website. Thanks for doing what you do.

    You’re the man now, dog! (Sean Connery voice)

  22. Agree bargains to be had. 2 drafts in I have shares of Domingo, Tsutsu, and Teo late.
    Kind of like Jake Fraley to make the Mariners club with some decent power/speed potential. What say you?
    Be safe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Fraley ranked…I don’t mind him if he makes club, could move him up if he does

  23. Sal says:
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    I don’t remember seeing him as a sleeper for you but do you see potential for ponce de Leon ? Maybe if he comes in this year with some better control

    • Grey

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      I thought he might make the rotation in April, but Mikolas might be healthy in time for season now, so less interest in Ponce

  24. Place Tevere says:
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    Puig or Dylan Carlson? I feel like both have playing time concerns. If Carlson went 25/15 (or a prorated portion of that) we would call it a huge success. Puig does that every year. It’s an OBP league so maybe that gives Carlson the edge. Or should I roster both and dump Khris Davis? He’s been terrible this spring. With a shortened season I feel like we can’t waste a time waiting to see if last years goats bounce back.

    • Grey

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      Puig? Playing time? He needs a team… Puig tho, and hopefully he signs

  25. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nuff ball for the moment. Let’s talk quarantine binging. Wife and I do not typically watch same shows. Started three last night to check them out LetterKenny, Hunters, Marvelous Mrs Maisel. We went with number 3. Too much stupidity or violence in the other two for her.

    What have you watched with Cougs lately that you both actually enjoyed together?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liking Giri/Hajii on Netflix and liked Zerozerozero

  26. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    File this under news that sucks.
    A friend of mine is a friend of the Rays bench coach. He says their best guess as to when the season will start is “mid-June or July, if at all.”
    Just passing it along.

    • Grey

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      Ugh, that sucks

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Yup. Could be teams are in the dark too but not good to hear. It’s hard to imagine the day large gatherings like ballparks get the ok to go back to normal. I could see them starting the season without fans but there will have to be no new cases for awhile before they allow big crowds for fear of starting it all I again.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, that’s my best guess…Start around June 1st with no fans for a little while

  27. Nitro says:
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    If anyone cares to comment, I just finish my 1st NFCB slow draft. Here is my team:

    C d’Arnaud

    C Y Gomes

    1B Encarnacion

    2B R McMahon

    SS T Turner

    3B Rendon

    OF Meadows

    OF Soler

    OF Kepler

    OF K Tucker

    OF Soo Choo

    MI T Anderon

    CI C Santana

    UT Y Alvarez

    P Darvish

    P Ordozzi

    P Gallen

    P Ryu

    P Neris

    P Smardzjia

    P J Gray (no relation)

    P Yarbrough

    P Lucchessi

    “Bench”

    Of Mazara

    OF C Dickerson

    1B, 2B H Kendrick

    P S Lugo

    2B Schoop

    P D Hudson

    OF Pillar

    Of D Fowler

    OF Heyward

    1B Moreland

    P W Davis

    P R Pressley

    Of Maybin

    3B C Moran

    OF Bruce

    2b I Diaz

    P D Pomeranz

    C M Maldanado

    P C Mchugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin Maldonado? What were you thinking?! Kidding…I love the pitching staff, looks like a staff I’d draft…Your hitting looks a little weak, low on AVG and maybe power

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        this is the squad capable of taking down the FML?!
        Who needs saves… not I.
        C Roberto!
        C McCann
        1B Muncy
        2B Edman
        SS Tatis
        3B Bregman
        CI Urshela
        MI Lux
        UT Solak
        OF Meadows
        OF Jimenez
        OF Gurriel Jr
        OF JD Davis
        OF Tsutsugo
        BN Hilliard
        P Berrios Kluber Montas Boyd Urquidy Keuchel Kopech JMont Gallegos Magill Oberg

        • Grey

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          Forget saves, why did you get any hitters either? Kidding, solid team, Grimey! I’m actually just writing up my recap for next week — You went with some SPs I don’t love, but maybe Kluber will be solid with a shortened season

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            It was tough room and slow!
            Think the plan was to wait even longer on pitching… it was so long ago I can’t remember haha.

            • Grey

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              Haha, yeah, this one went slow, and was tough…I’m not happy with my team, how unhappy I’m still trying to gauge

  28. Crazy J says:
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    His name is Rios and he dances on the sand…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, now I have to listen to that

  29. Chucky says:
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    Franmil or Kepler? Just think there’s so much more to Franimal’s game then we’ve seen. 24 and a whole lot more? Thinking we might have Kepler’s ceiling in 2019. Thoughts on Franny’s teammate Mercado? At the end of last season I’m thinking Grady Sizemore II, whatcha say?

  30. KrazyIvan says:
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    I like Brian Anderson after 200. Hitting behind Villar is a little improvement. Downside is that he is protected by, and possibly driven in by, the murders row of Dickerson, Aguilar and Cooper.

    Tails of a grief stricken rosterbator. Last year I drafted Laureano and Kepler after Puig. I dropped 2/3 of them early season. Unfortunately neither was Puig.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, maybe that will be a benefit of a shortened season, less bad drops

  31. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey there – got another one for ya!

    Verlander (not keepable) or Wheeler ($10) + Archer ($who cares)

    I assume Verlander, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Verlander

  32. FrankGrimes says:
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    TJ for Sale… shocking news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you believe it?!

  33. Earl says:
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    Does anyone have much concern taking Soto in first round since Rendon has left team? Not sure who will protect Soto behind him?

    Also, would anyone see issue taking Soto and Turner in 1st 2 rounds (if it can be done) since both are from Nats and I wonder if they will see much of drop in production this year again with Rendon leaving.

  34. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS QS Daily

    Just snagged this team from the 11th spot and was hoping you could offer your opinion:

    C Kelly
    1B Olson
    2B K. Marte
    SS Story
    3B Muncy
    OF Harper
    OF Laureano
    OF Franmil
    UT J.D. Davis
    BE Edman

    SP Castillo
    SP Giolito
    SP S. Gray
    SP Montas
    SP Lynn
    SP Maeda
    SP Bundy
    SP Keller
    SP Cease
    RP Cologne
    RP Jimenez
    RP Melancon

    Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated

  35. Lucky Dog says:
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    Not that it matters if we don’t have a season, but after my best draft ever© I dropped Yoshitomo Tsutsugo for Domingo Santana. like you I love the kid, but also I read an interview with one of his teammates who said he might struggle against higher speed pitching & more breaking pitches. Apparently the competition they faced wasn’t anywhere close to MLB pitching. I like my chances with Domingo.

    How’d ya like the Hell Hound?

  36. KrazyIvan says:
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    Giving Yoshi a try. The comps I’ve heard are saying he could be another Kyle Schwarber type hitter. He is a pretty well known commodity overseas-is 28 now and debuted when he was 18. Hits the ball extremely hard. Plus, I trust the Rays more then most do. Do they shift more, platoon more, start more openers-sure. But there have been plenty of instances that when they see guys exceed expectations they go with them more. If your a LH noodle arm like Beeks you will keep getting openers. If you can prove yourself like Yarbrough then they will start you and leave you in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

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