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 Trent Grisham, Anthony Santander, Austin Riley, Teoscar Hernandez, Franchy Cordero and Austin Hays, and now we’re back with all of them again! I’m kidding, about at least half that list. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) supplement to the top 100 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball. All Steamer hitter projections and all 2021 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2021 projections.  Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2021 fantasy baseball:

Clint Frazier (ESPN 209, Yahoo 222) Now report to the dance floor, it’s pajama time! *twerks into the back of a gorgeous redhead, turns her around* Oh, God, it’s Clint Frazier! Yuck, what are you doing here? Clint Frazier, friends and foes, should not be drafted after 200th overall. He’s a top 150 guy, at worst. Cmon, candle, man, candle. By the way, candle’s short for can’t even. I mean, candle.

Aaron Hicks (ESPN 217, Yahoo 219, NFBC 257) No, this isn’t a Yankees-only post. I did shave my chest though so if the Yanks need me, I’m ready! Hicks is slated to hit third. If someone hits third for the Pirates, they’re likely worth a pick. A Yankees’ number three hitter? Oh, giddy that up.

Tyler O’Neill (ESPN 219, Yahoo 299, NFBC 454) “It’s time for the breakout.” — Famous quote from Cool Hand Luke and Tyler O’Neill, hopefully. This is different than former Cards great, Matt Adams, who was famous for, “It’s time for breakfast.” What, he was an early riser. So, O’Neill (So’Neill?) has been given many chances, but he can still easily power the ball out 420+ feet. Nice. If you gave him 550 ABs, he’d struggle to not have 30 homers.

Anthony Santander (ESPN 222) Already gave you my Anthony Santander sleeper. One quick note in addition to that post, I’m impressed at how high Santander is being drafted. I mean, not at ESPN, but, at places where people know what’s up, they’re taking Santander way before 200 overall. They should too, since he already broke out. Technically, for the last two seasons.

Cristian Pache (ESPN 233, Yahoo unranked, NFBC 423) You ever warm up to players as draft season goes along? I don’t follow Spring Training like literally at all, so I know it’s not because of anything Pache is doing there, but you start to get to certain points in drafts and need some speed and upside, and you’re like, “Hey, Pache, whatever happened there?” And draft him. I’m kinda surprised Pache hasn’t generated more heat. He had a good showing the playoffs, has a full-time job, and people want Kelenic instead, who is 100% starting year in the minors. Hey, I get it, I want Kelenic too, but Pache’s price (say that fast 117 times!) is way more attractive. Well, except at ESPN. 233 is kinda steep price for Pache. Hey, is everything I type about Pache a tongue twister or nah?

Alex Kirilloff (ESPN 238, Yahoo unranked, NFBC 249) He sounds like a Secretary of State, right?

“Kirilloff, they’re moving their troops out of the lower 48!”
“Lower 48 states?”
“No, sir, the lower 48 in Grey’s ranks!”
“Get out of here, private!”
“Are you saying you want privacy or are you saying–” Off look, “Leaving now, sir!”

It’s too bad Sec. of State Kirilloff’s number one tool is the hit tool, because that doesn’t raise the front wedgie like other tools. By the by, Twins love developing themselves some .280+ hitters who can’t hit 12-15 homers in 550 ABs, huh? Like how they love developing plus-command starters. Twins are like the Marie Kondo of baseball. Waste not, want not, which is also why they sent Kirilloff to the alternate site to start the season. He’ll be back soon, and is worth a stash. He has an update in the top 80 outfielders too.

Austin Hays (ESPN 293, Yahoo 288, NFBC 242) Every year there’s one guy plagued with the “Oh, no, he’s not going to play.” In the 70’s, that was John Lennon. That’s a driving-home joke. You get eventually. Hays is going to play and might just go 25/15/.260. Look at those projections again. Where else are you getting that? Around 50 to 75 overall. No way after 200th overall!

Josh Naylor (ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked, NFBC 472) Yo, he’s got 70-grade power. So, let me ask you again, why the long face, horsey? Because he won’t hit for a good average? Nope, projected for .275. Come again with your concerns? Won’t play? Who else is playing in Cleveland? Naylor will likely hit 2nd or third with big power, and won’t kill you in average. So, I am once again asking you, what’s up chicken butt?

Franchy Cordero (ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked, NFBC 443) Already gave you a Franchy Cordero sleeper, because I absolutely love him. And I don’t believe it’s because of his name, and only his name. Like this guy:

Raimel Tapia (ESPN unranked, Yahoo 257, NFBC 235) You know what’s crazy to me? You, “Anyone that decides to become a magician out of college?” Yes, but not what I was going for. What’s crazy to me is if you drafted Tapia, Story, Hilliard and a bunch of other guys this year if Arenado would’ve stayed on the Rockies, at no point would you have been like, “This guy’s runs or RBIs are gonna be awesome because of Arenado.” It never would’ve entered your mind. Yet there’s so many people not drafting Rockies hitters because Arenado’s no longer there. Y’all suddenly care about Arenado when Tapia’s stealing 25 bags and hitting .280? Really? No, you don’t. Also, Tapia is my favorite player to be drafted after 250th overall, and return top 30 value. I should’ve wrote a sleeper post for him, but I Mr. Bungle’d that. I’m telling you point blank now a week before the season, a guy who will go 15/30/.280 is very valuable.

Jarred Kelenic (NFBC 211) Can’t believe how high ESPN and Yahoo have now pushed Kelenic up their rankings. Now he’s overrated. Can’t we just have a guy who’s rated for once? Not under or overrated, just rated. Also, here’s my Jarred Kelenic fantasy. It’s not still 100% accurate, because of ETA seems to have moved up, but the rest makes some sense.

Mitch Haniger (Yahoo 216, NFBC 250) Will he be back to what he was prior to the injuries? Health-wise, it sounds like the balls are now in his court.

Leody Taveras (Yahoo 238, NFBC) On the outfielders podcast, you can hear the exact moment when I realized Leody sounds like he was in the Heaven’s Gate cult. Also, already gave you my Leody Taveras sleeper. By the way, wanna be in a documentary in 20 years? Then start a cult.

Myles Straw (ESPN 287, Yahoo 234, NFBC 328) You ever fold the end of one straw and put it into another straw to make one long straw? If you do that over and over and over, that’s Myles Straw.

 
  1. Nitro says:
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    Poor Mitch. I KNOW THIS SEEMS TWISTED, but can we come up with a statline that will forbid you and all of us to never make a “balls” joke again?

    • Denver90 says:
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      Aw, nuts! You seem a little testy.

    • Foxman says:
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      So you want us to sack the “balls” jokes?

      • Scrapski says:
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        Actually, quite the opposite according to the syntax used…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Foxman!

      • Major Bag Alert! says:
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        Hey what’s an impotent batters favorite count? Two balls and a strike(rimshot).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Major bag alert!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      80/30/105/.275/5 — reasonable?

      • Nitro says:
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        Sounds good Grey!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Diego Garcia says:
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      That ball is gone like Mitch Haniger’s left nut.

  2. Put the devil back in Ray says:
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    When you say shaved chest Jeter came instinctually to mind. When I say shaved balls who comes to mind? …Paul O’Neill right? Ok, you’re right. Definitely Steve Garvey.
    Kiner-Falefa Is the starting SS this year but he’s eligible at Catcher in Yahoo and he’s their 11th ranked catcher. Steamers has him projected for 9/14/.260 in 533 abs. Where do you put him roughly if you were playing in a yahoo one catcher league? Thanks again Mr. Albright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steve Garvey!

      I’d say around 200th overall

  3. whitt23 says:
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    Grey, when I try to listen to the 50-100 OF podcast, the link brings me to the March 2019 podcast. You were at Jackson Hole for reference. I was confused listening to it and finally had to shut it off and see what hell was going on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? That’s super bizarre…Let me look into it, and I’ll get back to you

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, I fixed it…Sorry!

        • Whitt23 says:
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          Thanks. I appreciate it. Love the impersonation of your “local” Uber driver!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Crime Dog says:
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      lol I remember that pod. Drafting from the ski lift. Is the final 2021 rankings pod coming out this afternoon??

  4. Crime Dog says:
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    Eugenio suarez has been getting some reps in spring training games at SS. Does anyone know if this will carry into the season? I can’t seem to find anything concrete.

    • Cram It says:
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      Maybe not right away, unless India makes the starting lineup. But he should be at 3B eventually, so I’m assuming Suarez will have SS eligibility at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Suarez is their SS, but it’s not announced yet

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic report!!

    a. Have Leody and am going to drop him. Eli looks too good.

    1. Would you drop him?
    2. Would you drop him for any of the following (all available)?

    a. Pache
    b. Naylor
    c. Grossman
    d. Canha
    e. White

    b. MLB quote of the day for March 24, 2021

    1. Garry Templeton, born March 24, 1956

    ‘He (Garry Templeton) doesn’t want to play in St. Louis. He doesn’t want to play on turf. He doesn’t want to play when we go into Montreal. He doesn’t want to play in the Astrodome. He doesn’t want to play in the rain. The other eighty games he’s all right.’

    St. Louis Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog in The St. Louis Dispatch (Dan O’Neill, 07/22/2010, ‘Herzog and Templeton: No grudges, no regrets’, Source)

    2. Bruce Hurst, born March 24, 1958

    ‘It hurts a lot more to lose than it feels good to win.’

    Bruce Hurst

    3. Jose Valverde born March 24, 1978

    ‘I’m throwing all my pitches, and the most important thing is I’m throwing the first pitch for strikes. When you throw first pitches for strikes, the hitter doesn’t hit as much. When you throw the first pitch for a ball, you’re behind in the count and after that, you have to work it more. I’m throwing first pitches for strikes and after that, I can do whatever I want with my split-finger and my sinker.’

    Jose Valverde on MLB.com (Brian McTaggart, 09/07/09, ‘Valverde to explore free-agent market’)

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for March 24, 2021

    ‘Misconception Number 1, the public always thought, ‘Reggie has a massive ego; he’s narcissistic, he’s cocky, he needs everyone to look at him all the time,’ because that’s what the media told them. Wrong. I could handle the attention. I didn’t let the attention affect my performance. But I never needed the attention.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • VinWins

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      I had never really seen Ozzie Smith play, so looking at his stats I wasn’t happy when the Cards traded Templeton for Ozzie. I got over it, though.

      • AL.KOHOLIC says:
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        From the St Louis Area and at first we were all so mad about the trade then we loved it. What a class act

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I wouldn’t, but I guess White so you’re at least getting same stats

      D. Reggie telling like it is always

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Templeton used to buy out a section in the right field bleachers at Jack Murphy and give all the tickets to kids. The section was called Temple Town.

  6. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome Grey, just in time!
    I’m in a slow draft 16 team H2H weekly points league, and this write up is great.
    Do you think is “safe “ to draft Framber Valdez at around round 11 ? With his injury he has dropped quite a bit and he is still available, and is almost my turn…

    • Grey

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      Thanks!

      Meh, if you have IL room, sure

  7. VinWins

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    Hey Grey! Doing a 50-round draft & hold this afternoon; hope to get some of these OFs. Already drafting Santander a lot, though as he was sitting right there in the list with Laureano, I went with Ramon more often for some reason.

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      As great as Nootbaar’s name is, that combined with that picture of him is unbelievably awesome. I will never, ever be able to get that out of my brain.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s been in my head for weeks, enjoy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like them both

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        My wife and friends think I’m insane but every time I think about either one, I break out into hysterical laughter. I’m making it my avatar for all my teams and I’m renaming a couple of them. Do I need to pay you naming rights?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I think you’re good — public domain!

  8. I am the Walrus says:
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    I could use some steals. Would you trade Baez for Semien and Robles? is it close?

    • I am the Walrus says:
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      Or I could keep Baez and get steals from my bench since I have Senzel and Kim.

      • Homers got the Runs says:
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        I would do that trade, but I am lower on Baez than most. I do think this is the year Robles steps up. Who would be the drop? That comes into play as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  9. VinWins

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    I have been doing 12-team mixed public league auctions, where the big names go for much cash.
    For instance, yesterday:
    Mookie Betts LAD, RF $58.00
    Fernando Tatis Jr. SD, SS $56.00
    Ronald Acuna Jr. Atl, CF $55.00
    Juan Soto Wsh, LF $54.00
    Mike Trout LAA, CF $54.00
    Trea Turner Wsh, SS $51.00
    Jose Ramirez Cle, 3B $48.00
    Trevor Story Col, SS $47.00
    Gerrit Cole NYY, SP $46.00
    Jacob deGrom NYM, SP $46.00

    I have 5 top 40 SPs, but none from the top 25. I was wondering if I should bite the bullet and get a top 20 SP next time (at $5 – $10 above listed value) and adjust after that.

    Can sometimes get Ryu at value if he doesn’t get nominated too early.

    (My 5 SPs are Gausman, Means, Luzardo, Urias, and Lopez at a cost of $24.)

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m a long-time auction player and I rarely pay above $20 for an SP1 and never above $25. As long as 35%ish of your money is used on pitching, you should have a good staff.

      • VinWins

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        Thanks, Cram! I am a ways from 35%, so I guess I need to distribute my money better.

        • Cram It says:
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          Of course, I subscribe to the “don’t pay for a pitcher” philosophy, but if you’re only paying $24 total for those 5 guys, you could afford a more expensive ace. Although you probably won’t know how the prices will play out after you buy that top-tier ace. Auction rooms have so much variance.

          • VinWins

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            That’s true, There’s always some going for more than they had before, while others go for less than they previously had. You can be sure in these leagues, though, that a few teams will use up all their money on 4 or 5 players.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a lot of cashola

  10. Thundergunn says:
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    I already have bellinger in a 14 team Yahoo standard H2H league, would you be opposed to just punting OF until pick 200 and grabbing santander/tapia or Franchy/Frazier and stacking my other positions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think there’s enough other players at other positions that it’s worth it

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    I’m intrigued by Michael A Taylor all of a sudden. Hadn’t heard his name anywhere this year, so I had no idea he’s going to be the Royals starting CF. He lost his leg kick apparently and is raking in ST. He should be an easy 15/15 guy with 500 ABs.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      This would totally be the year he does that too, the one year no one is interested in him. Feels that way for Buxton too TBH!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If we just need to stop talking about Buxton, stop talking about him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Michael A. Taylor feels like the type of guy who would hit crap spring training pitching

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I have MAT in a DC. KC loves to run. Though the position the Royals want Witt to play in the minors is CF, so there’s that.

  12. Jangles says:
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    Went all in on your rankings at my draft last night…..Hosmer don’t fail me now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey / Razzworld! Keepers lock tonight in my 12 team $260 weekly roto league (keep 7 forever, $3 inflation). My planned pitcher keepers are all out of the running with injuries. Any edits?

    CURRENT KEEPERS (1 or 2 choices based on what their auction prices would be)
    $32 Acuna
    $19 Story
    $19 Devers
    $24 Robert (for reference, S-Mart + Springer were drafted last year for $36-$37 at auction)
    $10 Eloy
    $6 Ketel Marte
    $3 Bohm (prospects always get bid up in drafts, he’s probably a $15-20 guy at draft)
    $4 Bundy

    OPTIONS
    $6 Moore
    $4 Lewis (on paper, he’s a better keeper than Bohm and on par with Marte, but the market really seems to hate him + I think I can redraft him for $10 or less)
    $10 Voit (he will go for under $20)
    $4 Solak

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Put Bundy in the wrong bucket, he’s an option but not currently a keeper

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, seeing follow up now, yeah, forget Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only real question is Lewis or Voit, instead of Bundy and Bohm — I’m fine with Bohm over Lewis…But Bundy over Voit?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Sounds good – def planning to target Lewis and Bundy in the draft, but hopefully prices are low. Voit too I f the price is right – but I’m having a hard time seeing why I’d pay 15-20 for him when Cristian Walker is basically free.

        • Grey

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          Makes sense

  14. VinWins

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    RCL 32 drafting tonight at 7 PT/10 ET has a couple of openings.

  15. Prawn Lord says:
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    Hey Grey! I really like a lot of these guys. I’ve got a draft question for you, bear with me, sorry for the extended post.
    It’s a H2H Roto OBP and QS dynasty league, and this is my team pre draft (pardon the few guys you don’t like lol)
    C: Realmuto
    1B: Alonso
    2B: K Marte
    SS: Anderson
    3B: Biggio
    OF: Conforto, Lewis, Carlson
    UTL: A Gimenez
    SP: Maeda, Plesac, Glasnow
    As you can imagine there are slim pickings in the draft (especially for SP) and with the tenth overall pick I’m struggling to decide whether it makes more sense to draft a SP (I’d like one of Bundy, Gausman, or Lopez) or an OF (someone like Laureano or Franmil Reyes). In an ideal world I would get one of each in the first two rounds but I’m not confident that I can. Struggling to square not drafting pitchers early with the scarcity *cringe* of them available. I’d appreciate your thoughts on taking a P and grabbing one or two of these OF later or grabbing a bat here with higher value. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s H2H and your offense looks filled so I’d shore up SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

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    who would you keep?
    12 team yahoo mixed head to head 6×6
    i can keep up to 3 players we rest every 3 years so no keepers for next year
    Harper 49
    E Rosario 16
    J Baez 13
    Bogarts 25
    Flaherty 31
    L Hendricks 14

    • Grey

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      Xander, Harper, Flaherty

  17. sethnotshep says:
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    Hi Grey! Gallen was one of my keepers, but I’m unsure what kind of player to target when I put him on the IL. I’m in an NL-only, 5×5 SV-HLDs league — no innings limits. I focused on hitting (naturally) but with Grisham’s injury maybe I grab a bench bat now? Or should I grab another SP? I feel like my roster is decently balanced, but any thoughts you have as to what my biggest needs are would be really appreciated.

    C Carson Kelly
    1B Cody Bellinger
    2B Mike Moustakas
    3B Austin Riley
    SS Trea Turner
    OF Trent Grisham
    OF Michael Conforto
    OF Nick Castellanos
    UTIL Eric Hosmer
    UTIL Raimel Tapia
    P Yu Darvish
    P Luis Castillo
    P Zac Gallen
    P Sandy Alcantara
    P MacKenzie Gore
    P Joakim Soria
    P Chris Martin
    P Giovanny Gallegos
    P Freddy Peralta
    P Emilio Pagan

    Thank you! And to take it to the next step, based on your answer, here’s some available talent on the wire, if one of these guys fits the profile:

    Hitters: J Profar, J Aguilar, J Rojas, J Fuentes, J Berti, C Kieboom, A Duvall, C Moran, N Hoerner, L Urias, R Quinn

    Pitchers: S Howard, T Antone, C Martinez, Bumgarner, M Keller, J Cueto, T Rogers, A DeSclafani, A Mills, Ponce de Leon

    Thanks again!

    • sethnotshep says:
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      Sorry, for clarity: Gallegos, Peralta and Pagan should probably be listed as Bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar is most valuable, but if you lost Gallen, you should replace him first, so Trevor Rogers or Tejay

      • sethnotshep says:
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        Thanks Grey. Will grab one of those two guys when I can. But so I understand: are you saying Profar is most valuable given the structure of my team, or because I have Grisham and he’s the obvious replacement?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Profar is empirically most valuable from all options, but not for your team

          • sethnotshep says:
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            Got it. Thanks man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • sethnotshep says:
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      Also, Cram, I always value your thoughts, when they see them. I’ll replace Gallen with T Rogers, but any thoughts as to the overall structure/balance of my team? Thanks dude.

  18. pugs slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    Our Yahoo! Auction was over the weekend. It was the first time doing one using the online interface, so I missed a few things. Soto went for $58, Betts for $55 (to the same guy), and Lindor went for $56. My team is below. I really think my pitching is good minus a good CL, but I should be fine for saves against 6 of 9 teams I face. My hitting lacks some power, but again it’s OBP and H2H.

    10 Team, NL-Only H2H 5×5 w/ OBP Keeper ($280 Auction)

    CA Molina (1)
    1B Aguilar (6)
    2B Escobar (13) – K
    3B Bohm (27)
    SS Cronenworth (10)
    INF Moran (1)
    OF Acuña (47) – K
    OF Harper (49) – K
    OF JD Davis (8)
    OF Hilliard (2)
    UT Slater (1)
    B Locastro (1)
    B Arcia(1)

    The only offensive switch I can think of making is to pick up Solano for Arcia since he might be batting 3rd and it’s OBP. Thoughts?

    P Paddock (27)
    P I. Anderson (22) – Yikes!
    P Gausman (14)
    P Alcantara (11)
    P Corbin (10) – K
    P Marquez (9) – too much to drink at this point, and I didn’t realize nobody bid higher. More Ks I guess.
    P Kimbrel (11) – K
    P Bard (4)
    P Rainey (3)
    B S. Howard (1)

    The only move I’m contemplating is to pick up Trevor Rodgers or even possibly M. Kelly for Howard. However, I’m wondering if Howard is better since he’s a possible keeper, and he’ll get picked up with a rotation spot.

    I could possibly trade Marquez for Cutch, and then drop Arcia for Rodgers. Hmmm…

    I feel I did pretty well for the prices other SPs went for. Bauer (46), Gallen (34), Snell (44), Scherzer (40), Burnes (27), Fried (22), Urias (19), Musgrove (24), Price (13), Morton (17), Hendricks (17), Sixto (14), Stroman (15), Mahle (12), Lopez (12), Soroka, and Eflin (11).

    Because of my Marquez blunder I missed out on bargains for one of Gore (3), Morejon (3), and Antone (1) as well as a James McCann instead of Molina.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Howard — Arcia for Rogers is fine if you want…I’d take McCutchen in that trade

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thank you. I think having the extra arm at this time might be more valuable than Arcia, so I picked up Rodgers. Unfortunately McCutchen’s owner doesn’t want Marquez as long as he’s pitching for COL.

        He’d be inclined to deal McNeil for someone like Corbin or Alcantara. I like McNeil and think he’s a good bat with position flexibility, but I’d be risking an upside SP that helps keep my staff above most other teams for a batter whose stats might not completely destroy a Locastro/Slater platoon.

        My SP is my advantage right now. What I give up doesn’t seem to outweigh what I get in return. Am I correct in this?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Corbin or Alcantara for McNeil

          • pugs slugs says:
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            You don’t think this diminishes my SP too much? Who would you rather depart with though? Corbin or Alcantara?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Corbin

  19. Bryan Toth says:
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    Keeper Question.
    10-team 5×5, keep 4
    Bellinger (19th round) and Acuna (7th round) seems like locks.

    Need to choose two from:
    Lindor (1st round) – lock other than the price tag
    Eloy (4th round)
    Springer (1oth round)
    Glasnow (13th round)
    Alonso (18th round)
    Maeda (25th round)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, Eloy

      • Bryan Toth says:
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        Thanks! Does this change if Eloy is out for a while?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but we don’t know yet

  20. Me oh Me says:
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    A) Who do you like more in 2021 and long term. Points league where hits, bb and hr are punished:

    Mahle or Gonsolin?

    B) Any concerns about Hiura still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

      B. Yes

  21. RoarOf84 says:
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    Have my keeper league draft coming up and am looking for some opinions on strategy. This will be year six and I have two titles, plus a loss in the finals. Here’s the lowdown:

    – H2H categories, 6×6 (OPS and holds)
    – Current keepers are Acuna, Soto, Bellinger, Bregman, Flaherty, Mondesi, Alvarez, and Franco. – All players can be kept for as long as you want without penalty or salary considerations.
    Due to some bad luck and injuries in the shortened season, I was able to flip my excess talent for early round draft capital. I have 8 (81, 82, 92, 93, 98, 107, 120, 125) of the first 45 picks in the draft.
    – Beginning in 2022, we’re expanding keepers by 150% (going from 8 to 12). This is where my strategy question comes into play. Because of this, I’m thinking about utilizing my first two picks to get “my” guys that I’d like to continue to build around, no matter their ADP and whether or not it would be a “reach”. If I didn’t have such a strong win now keeper base already established, I feel like BPA would be much more necessary to compete.

    Based on ADP, the top 10 pitchers available are Hader (55.4), Hendriks (63.2), Chapman (74.7), Ryu (78.1), Berrios (81.3), Hendricks (81.5), Wheeler (94.2), Diaz (94.3), Greinke (109.2), and Pressly (109.7).

    Based on ADP, the top 10 hitters available are Ketel Marte (63.0), Baez (71.1), Goldschmidt (73.0), Lowe (74.9), Rosario (76.5), McNeil (79.0), Teoscar Hernandez (85.6), Sal Perez (88.0), Gurriel Jr. (92.3), and Chapman (97.8).

    As you can see, the players being drafted “early” aren’t exactly exciting players to build around, particularly from a dynasty perspective. For the first two picks in the draft (81 and 82), I’m thinking about drafting Luzardo (121.2) and Hiura (103.9), who are both highly regarded dynasty pieces but are riskier in the short term, and then pivoting back to a safer SP that will provide IPs (Ryu, Berrios, Hendricks, Greinke) and, maybe, a veteran bat with my next set of picks (92 and 93). Thoughts? Opinions? If you were in my shoes, what would you do?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That strategy makes sense…I wouldn’t touch Greinke, fwiw…I think I’d go Baez or Gurriel in the third if possible — don’t love Hiura either, too many Ks, but in a dynasty I understand him more

      • RoarOf84 says:
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        Ketel > Hiura? He’s safer. but less exciting long term. I was thinking about a Ketel and Luzardo pairing at the top.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes 100%: He’s safer. but less exciting long term.

  22. I am the Walrus says:
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    Need late cheap saves. Options are Sims, Duffey, Crichton or Phelps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sims

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        How dare to put the kibosh on our Muslim Mrs Garrett!?!? The correct answer to the above is ‘Guy who writes lawyer books’!

        Soria isnt Methuselah but he’s pretty damn old and fading fast. Crichton is boring af but serviceable…like DT;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, poor DT…I didn’t kibosh Muslim Mrs. Garrett did I…Hmm, didn’t mean to

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            You know what you did…last Summer!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  23. Licketty Splits says:
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    Need some help with my keeper situation …each year you move up 2 rounds otherwise they are kept “forever”. This is a 12 team Yahoo roto 7X7 (goofy) with 2B & 3B plus QS & Holds.
    I narrowed down the possibilities to all decent late round picks.
    I need 5 of the following:
    Lynn (25th round pick)
    Mondesi (24); Bohn (25); Kelenic (22); Gimenez (28); Soler (26); Lewis (28); Riley 28); or Gimenez (28).
    Gimenez & Bohn offer some nice flexibility; Lynn is a horse for innings this year & I sort of want to keep the potential of Kelenic
    . My guess would be keep Mondesi, Lewis, Kelenic, & Bohn then decide between Gimenez & Lynn.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn (25th round pick)
      Mondesi (24); Bohn (25); Kelenic (22) Lewis

  24. slimjim13 says:
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    Grey finalized my draft last evening and tried to stay as true to your projections as possible.
    It’s a mixed 5X5 using OBP & SV+H with a salary cap of $300 Where do you think I can improve. K players were keepers

    C Danny Jansen C | TOR 2
    C Sean Murphy C | OAK 3
    1B Pete Alonso 1B | NYM 8 K
    2B Cavan Biggio 2B,3B,OF | TOR 3 K
    3B Alec Bohm 3B | PHI 14
    SS Trea Turner SS | WAS 51
    MI Bo Bichette SS | TOR 3 K
    CI Rhys Hoskins 1B | PHI 13 K
    OF Mitch Haniger OF | SEA 8
    OF Eloy Jimenez OF | CHW 8 K
    OF Luis Robert OF | CHW 3 K
    OF Victor Robles OF | WAS 10 K
    OF Christian Yelich OF | MIL 48 K
    DH Yordan Alvarez DH | HOU 3 K
    DH Jorge Polanco SS | MIN 8
    DH Justin Upton OF | LAA 3
    RES Nimo NYM 2
    RES Hernandez CLE 1

    P Dylan Bundy P | LAA 10
    P Diego Castillo P | TB 4
    P Luis Castillo P | CIN 10 K
    P Aroldis Chapman P | NYY 13
    P Sonny Gray P | CIN 1 K
    P Liam Hendriks P | CHW 3 K
    P Kenta Maeda P | MIN 18
    P Pablo Lopez P | MIA 8
    P Will Smith P | ATL 4
    P Charlie Morton P | ATL 9
    RES Chris Bassitt P | OAK 1
    RES Trevor May P | NYM 3
    RES Giovanny Gallegos P | STL 3
    RES James Paxton P/SEA 3
    RES Eisler Hernandez P/MIA 3
    RES Caleb Smith P/ARI 3

    IR Severino 1, Syndergaurd 6, Votto, 2

    Thanks again for all you do for us we really appreciate your input, wisdom, and humor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams

      • slimjim13 says:
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        Sorry 10 teams T Rogers, J Rojas, C Taylor, & T Antone sitting on FA pool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks stacked on hitting and pitching, and I love the RPs…Really solid looking team…Would’ve tried to draft a team similar…DOn’t think you need those waiver guys right now

      • slimjim13 says:
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        As always thanks for taking a look now just dodge the injury bug!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. swaggerjackers says:
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    All aboard the Vaughn hype train.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Is he going to slide up any higher in your rankings?

        It’s starting to feel like we’ll have to draft him before 200 overall to snag him in drafts this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think I have him around 200th overall, right? Yeah,, seems about right

    • Foxman says:
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      You know that guy that you want on your team, but you keep missing him in drafts?
      That’s Vaughn for me this year, and I think I will regret it.

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        He definitely has the feeling of a FOMO pick. There’s always that one player that gets hyped just before the season starts that ends up being under the radar to casual managers. Wasn’t it Paddack a couple years ago?

  26. William Hung says:
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    finally started looking at ADP/rankings ahead of my draft this Sunday night. For my league format of the standard 5 batting categories plus ABs, OPS, and Ks – is a guy like Rizzo more valuable than Hosmer – since Rizzo hardly ever strikes out. I was also curious if I should move Ketel Marte up a little bit for a similar reason. My first pick will be the 4th round after my 3 keepers so I’ve been looking at guys in the 25-50 range for my projected first 2 picks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo is more valuable than Hosmer in every league, I think…I like Ketel still

    • Cram It says:
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      You know there are OPS rankings, brah.

      • William Hung says:
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        wondering how much weight to put behind the fact that my league is counting both Ks and ABs though

  27. Fogimon says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Glad we are back to baseball cant wait for a full season to get started. I normally don’t like to toot my own horn (at least not when the wife would notice), but I have to say I followed a lot of your sleeper picks and tried to stay away from landmines this auction. Loving my teams chances this year, what do you think?

    10 team – keeper league w/contracts – $260 – roto 5×5

    C Alfaro – $1
    C Vazquez – $1
    1B Rhysus – $15 (expiring)
    2B McNeil – $5
    3B Riley – $1
    SS Didi – $1 (expiring)
    MI Dansby – $3 (expiring)
    CI Hosmer – $1
    OF Bryce – $44
    OF Springer – $32 (expiring)
    OF Ozuna – $38
    OF Castellanos – $40
    OF Teoscar – $3
    UT Kyle Lewis – $3
    B Solak – $0
    B VReyes – $0
    P Bieber – $17
    P Castillo – $20 (expiring)
    P Paddack – $11
    P Gausman – $5
    P Sandy – $3
    P Urquidy – $5
    P Marco – $1
    P Eflin – $0
    P Mahle -$3
    B Hand – $1
    B Montero – $0

    • Grey

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      Haha — team looks solid fogimon! I like the hitting and pitching a lot…If you allow me to quibble, you’re low on AVG and maybe speed…I like the hitting tho…Your pitching is better than your hitting, it’s stacked and you can prolly trade some pitching for hitting if you need to

      • Fogimon says:
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        Victor Reyes is not exactly lighting Spring Training on fire to inspire Detroit to set him and forget him at the top of their order. Bummer too cuz he could be a 20-30 steal man given the opportunity. I see what you’re saying, I should try to get some speed in my SS spot somehow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I liked him going into preseason, but he’s out

  28. gary Z says:
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    Anyone hear an update on FTJ? My heart sank when I heard the news yesterday

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      He’s fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s fine, they say

  29. Josh Rozbruch says:
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    Which would you keep out of these:

    Joe Musgrove (Round 10)
    Sonny Gray (Round 18) – Originally keeping him due to value but injury scares me.

    For reference:
    – My other two keepers are Story (Round 15) and Grisham (Round 16)
    – NL-Only 5×5 10-team snake draft that is VERY THIN due to 30 total keepers.
    – I have the 8th overall pick
    – These are the first 16 available pitchers according to your NL Only rankings

    14 Jacob deGrom
    20 Yu Darvish
    27 Max Scherzer
    37 Luis Castillo
    43 Aaron Nola
    44 Brandon Woodruff
    46 Blake Snell
    61 Charlie Morton
    63 Josh Hader
    71 Zack Wheeler
    74 Patrick Corbin
    75 Sonny Gray
    78 Kyle Hendricks
    81 German Marquez
    85 Edwin Diaz
    94 Joe Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  30. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Howdy Grey, you answered this for me a week or 2 ago but I wanted to make sure you haven’t changed your mind…keepers are due today.

    Pick 3 from the below – 12 team, H2H, 6×6 standard with OBP & Holds

    Bellinger – 32th overall
    Bauer – 56th overall
    Ozuna – 89th overall
    Kyle Lewis – 281st overall
    Sixto – 281st overall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger – 32th overall
      Bauer – 56th overall
      Ozuna – 89th overall

      • moldyforgoldy says:
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        Thanks Grey….ya choose the same 3. Wasn’t sure if Kyle at 281 would sway ya but glad to see you’re sticking to your guns. Bless me with 1 more if you’d be so kind? Pick 2

        12 team, H2H, 6×6 standard with OBP & Quality Starts

        Albies – 27st overall
        Luis Castillo – 46th overall
        Giolito – 51st overall
        Santander – 118th overall
        Mr. Corbin Burns – 118th overall
        Lance Lynn – 123rd overall

        Thanks always for your help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lynn, Burnes

  31. waffles says:
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    good stuff grey! last night i drafted 12th in a 12 team 5×5 h2h

    you see any weaknesses in the below?

    C Gary Sanchez (pick 157)
    1B Matt Olson (61)
    2B Keston Hirua (60)
    3B JD Davis (181)
    SS Francisco Lindor (12)
    CI Jared Walsh (180)
    MI Dansby Swanson (109)
    OF Cody Bellinger (13)
    OF Eloy Jimenez (37)
    OF Austin Meadows (84)
    OF Clint Frazier (156)
    OF Ramon Laureano (133)
    Util Nick Madrigal (204)

    P Jack Flaherty (36)
    P Jose Berrios (85)
    P Jesus Luzardo (108)
    P Lance McCullers Jr (132)
    P Jordan Romano (205)
    P Richard Rodriguez (229)
    P Greg Holland (252)
    P Anthony Bass (253)
    P Jake McGee (276)

    B John Means (228)
    B Nate Pearson (300)
    B Myles Straw (324)
    B open
    B open

    IR Chris Sale (277)
    IR Noah Syndergaard (301)

    got a couple open bench spots. you buying this Nick Wittgren might be closer thing? if i added a hitter what type would you recommend given this roster?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially, looks pretty stacked, I love the team…If I had to nitpick, maybe low on AVG, but Madrigal should help and pitching is stacked, but RPs are a little wonky

  32. The Great Knoche says:
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    Here’s the this should Beat Donkey Auction Starting 23. I think I killed it. Only got caught price enforcing once on DJ, which its bestball so mutil position helps so whatever, and I went to high on Hosmer on 3rd bid to get things moving, oops.

    C Ramos $3
    C Murphy $1

    1B DJ $24
    2B Madrigal $5
    3B Arenado $19
    SS Turner $40
    MI Hampson $1
    CI Hosmer $12

    OF Soto $47
    OF Blackmon $15
    OF Verdugo $11
    OF Tapia $1
    OF Tavaras $1
    UT Riley $6

    P Snell $24
    P Bundy $16
    P Anderson $12
    P Montas $6
    P Bassit $5
    P Means $3
    P Javier $1
    P Rosenthal $6
    P Barnes $1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did Donkey get Maikel Franco? If not, it wasn’t really donkey, but an imposter

      How many teams is this? 12? 15? THink it looks good, I don’t love Montas or Javier, but if you like them, by all means — like the hitting a lot, I think, depending on teams

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        No Franco yet, but he could still draft him in the reserve rounds.

        12 teams best ball. Yeah bats are gold. Soto/Turner combo yowza.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice! — Yeah, Soto/Turner is a big whoa

  33. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Went cheap in the OF in my most recent DC and grabbed Santander, Frazier, and Hays as my OF 2/3/4. We’re definitely on the same page there. I think that Baltimore offense is going to put up some runs with guys like Santander, Mancini, Mountcastle, and Hays.

    It’s a shame that Mercado seems to be on the outs in Cleveland. I’m still hoping for a bounceback season, but it’s not looking too good at the moment.

    Naylor is one of those players that I always seem to just miss in my drafts. Super frustrating. I think he’ll have a nice year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the O’s, uh, O wasn’t bad last year and won’t be bad this year…Their pitching after Means is the issue…I know on Mercado, wtf happened there?

      • Big Magoo

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        I have no clue on Mercado. He can run, has a bit of pop, plays a decent CF, and is cost controlled. Should be a wet dream for a team like Cleveland. Must’ve either pissed someone off or they just don’t see him as a starter.

        Baltimore’s pitching has been a mess forever. How many usable fantasy SPs have come out of there since, I don’t know, maybe Mussina left? Means is good, but I’m surprised at the love he’s getting this year. He has to pitch half of his games in Camden Yards, and face the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Rays on a regular basis. Good luck with that. Ubaldo found Colorado much more inviting than that place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Mercado has Hampson Disease…he’s not as good as everyone in fantasy thinks

          Haha, yeah, the O’s are going to be good in under 4 years tho, is my guess

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Have you looked at Hays peripherals? I was kind of in on him when I first dug in this winter, but kind of cooled off. 15 percentile exit velo, 10 percentile hard hit, 19 percentile barrel. Heard a scout talking about how he’s not aggressive in hitter counts and has an extreme contact approach. Possible he can turn it around but there’s some worrying things under the hood. Also heard the O’s manager talking about how high he is on Cedric this spring, and particularly mentioned his defense. I think Hays is probably not a lock for much more than 400 ABs.

      • Cram It says:
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        Manager-speak aside, Mullins can’t get on base to save his life.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Don’t really care about Mullins at all, but he’s clearly going to take ABs away from Hays. The spring usage pretty much backs that up.

          • Cram It says:
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            I don’t see it. They all have the same amount of ABs. There’s typically been some combination with any OF at DH from what I can tell.

          • Thinkin Hays bats 5 or 6 vs RHP – leads off vs LHP and gets close to everyday ABs. Like him at his price

      • Big Magoo

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        There are some warts in his profile, no doubt. But he is a good contact hitter with plus speed, and the power is still developing. It might just take a slightly different approach to see him break out.

        And I wouldn’t worry too much about Mullins. If anyone loses PT out there, I think it’ll be Stewart.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Goes by “The Big Magoo” like that’s not his name

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          I know, right? The audacity!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Godddamnit that’s cool. Magoo=Legend.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          The Legend of Bagger Magoo.

      • Big Magoo

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        Swagger! Good to see you. Appreciate the find, man. It’s nice to know that people are still looking for the next Kluber while wondering if The Big Hurt is moonlighting as a fantasy baseball writer.

        I don’t think that I have an inside scoop on any OBP players, but the boring vets are usually undervalued in that format. Goldy, Rizzo, Canha, McCutchen, Aguilar. Guys like that get a nice boost. Wong has always been a decent on base guy and should give nice speed too. Even Nimmo and Happ might come at a bit of a discount.

        • swaggerjackers says:
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          The Legendary Big Magoo!

          All solid options for OBP. I’d throw Hoskins, Muncy, and Votto on that list.

          Got any pitchers in the 100-200 ADP range that you’re feeling pretty confident about? The ones I keep hearing lately are Bundy, Gausman, and Pablo Lopez.

          • Big Magoo

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            Haha. A legend in my own mind! (not really)

            Bundy, Gausman, and Lopez are all interesting. Someone that I like even more is Musgrove. He and Bieber are the only two SPs to have a 50+% whiff rate on multiple pitches last year, and he’s with SD now. I like McCullers as well. Elieser a bit later. Low whip, high Ks, and pitches in Miami half of the time. Sale as a stash if you have the bench/IL space.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Not surprising since they basically took Razzball format and copied it haha oh wait but we have gifs!

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          Grimey!

  34. OaktownSteve says:
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    Brubaker looking good against a mostly B squad Braves line up. Hung a slider to Riley for a homer but I think he’s got 5 Ks already. Good mix of pitches. Topping out at 95. I like that he’s pitching inside to lefties and righties. Probably has a spot in their rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no, no Pirates starters…They’re worse than the O’s

  35. andfog99 says:
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    Gallen was dropped. Should I drop Hunter Dozier for him? How much should I spend ($100 remaining)?

    • Grey

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      Sure, $11

  36. joeurso1 says:
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    Zac Gallen: When a hairline fracture is considered good news. Any doctors or physical therapists in here with how the timeline looks on this type of injury? At least it’s not Tommy John.

    • Grey

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      I’d guess 6 weeks

  37. Dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What’s your view on Kepler vs Senzel? I am loaded at OF with K.Tucker as my 4th OF. I grabbed Kepler strictly because I had an empty spot on my roster and didn’t think he should be an FA. He is a bench bat for me. I like Senzels potential and speed. Would be nice having a bench bat with some speed that I could sub in if I’m losing in SBs that week in my H2H keeper league.

  38. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Does your auction strategy change if it’s a keeper league? Obviously, whatever price you pay in the draft, that directly affects how much you can keep the player for the following season. Our commissioner uses a formula that sequentially alters the keeper price each season, dependent on the market value and times kept (-15%, -10%, 0%, 10%, 15%). Would this disincentivize you to overpay for any of the top guys who you have intentions of keeping, given that their keeper price would just be closer to market value for as long as you can keep them? Those guys would be more like rentals and not keepers. I thinking it might make more sense to play in the middle tiers and target guys who have a good chance of exceeding the price you pay with surplus value. That way you keep them cheaper for longer. Maybe I am wrong. Thoughts? Right now, I have the second biggest budget to spend and curious as how to attack the draft. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top guys you buy to own this year to help you win your league — cheaper players you acquire for keepers — this year you spend, say, $5 on Raimel Tapia, and when he’s a $25 player next year, you have scored, while owning, say, Trout for $50

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        Thanks. Yeah this is my second auction ever and I am still getting my feet wet. The guys in the league are pretty savvy and the commissioner does industry leagues. I assume it’s good to have a mixture of “actualized” keepers who are worth the money you are paying them and guys “on the up” who give you value and keep your budget down in future seasons.

  39. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    What is your strategy on closers/relievers in points leagues? In my 14 team h2h, the RP eligible guys I have are Hendricks, Soria, Antone, and A Reyes, with only 2 RP spots required. There are points for both saves(5) and holds (2). Would you drop any for Romano? Thanks!

  40. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I need a SS since I’m worried about Tatis. I’d be trading Devers/Karinchak (we do get points for holds also in case he isn’t the closer)and I’d be getting Mondesi/Sano/Kyle Lewis. I’d still have Suarez at 3B. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  41. VinWins

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    So, the guy who drafted Kyle Lewis in the 1st round yesterday traded him to me today. Go figure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Suspicious

      • VinWins

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        The vagaries of public leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Indeed

  42. Big Magoo

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    Eloy just hurt his left shoulder trying to reach over the fence and catch a homer. Walked off with the arm pinned to his side.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      Noooooo

    • Will says:
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      Yeah that didn’t look good at all. Guessing he’s gonna miss some time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did it look bad? Like he would miss time?

          • Will says:
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            I’m basing it less on the contact with the wall and more on how he wasn’t moving the arm and kept it pinned to his side on the walk back to the dugout with the trainer. That looked bad.

            • Grey

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              Maybe dislocated shoulder, but he gets back in clubhouse, they popped it back in and in 3-5 days he’s ok

                • Grey

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                  Now I’m watching it on a loop sobbing…It doesn’t look great, but hopefully not labrum or something

    • SteveNZ says:
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      At least I own Sean Murphy (whose HR he was attempting to catch) *sob*

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Prayer circle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, are you serious

  43. Crime Dog says:
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    Love to see it, especially in a super important spring game on a homer he had no chance to catch. The next time I buy a bunch of shares of Eloy will not be until they make him a DH.

    • Crime Dog says:
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      Woops, suppose to be a reply to Magoo above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eff

  44. Mel says:
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    I’m happy to see this list — wish I had it before my draft last weekend! But it will be helpful in this weekends drafts. Thanks!

    Trade advice:
    Keeper league

    My Bieber, for his Burnes+Franco

    My other starters include Bauer, Lynn, Bundy, Gausman, and Means.

    Pull that trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

  45. OaktownSteve says:
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    I saw Oswalt pitching for the Mets and I went. “Roy? Patton?” I did not have a Corey.

  46. OaktownSteve says:
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    I bet you Eloy will be all right. Looked like a hyper extension. Guess is some soreness for a couple of days. This is based on nothing other than having spent a lifetime injuring myself playing sports and having a guess at how you really get injured vs a tweak. Would be hard to get a separation or a dislocation that way. Suppose some tearing might be possible but it wasn’t that extreme looking. Probably just a muscle strain around the joint. Total guess tho.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking too…He just needs to rest for a week, he doesn’t need to play to be ready

  47. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank these guys for saves: Wittgren, Bass, Yimi, J. Alvarado, D. Castillo

    Thanks in advance.

  48. Mario says:
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    Where do you rank Franmil in a yahoo 5×5 categories league where he is outfield eligible? We use avg. he seems like a bargain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      By Lourdes Gurriel

  49. Moonraker7 says:
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    Walsh or Vaughn? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh, but I’m tempted to say Vaughn, coin flip

  50. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    16 teamer shallow yahoo rosters (2 utils though), h2h. 6 keepers at no cost these options (these keepers getting old after all my years in this league as no worse than 5th or something, 3rd last year): other than ozuna not sure if any of these is an easy yes anymore (probably lynn too).

    torenado, goldy, l.gurriel, ozuna, lynn, karinchak (generally here go 7-8 SP, 6-7 RP, QS/holds/OPS/total bases added), hayes, gallo, mountcastle, cronenworth, gausman, otani (hitter only).

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