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. There’s guys like Adolis Garcia and Jarred Kelenic that I would draft, and wrote a fantasy baseball sleepers for them, but they’re going before 200 overall, so not presented here without comment, uh, with comment. You know what I mean! Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) supplement to the top 100 outfielders for 2022 fantasy baseball. All Steamer hitter projections and all 2022 fantasy baseball rankings have been updated. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2022 projections.  Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Eddie Rosario (Yahoo 207) “Let’s see if he moves up when he signs somewhere” was written on an index card, prior to him signing. He’s still ranked 207th overall at Yahoo, so throw that index card into an empty window where glass should be and listen to the shattering sound. By the way, I stopped looking at ESPN for these posts, because I couldn’t figure out their rankings after five previous players to target posts.

Marcell Ozuna (Yahoo 217) Don’t completely understand how Ozuna went from a top 70 overall pick to barely top 250 (in Yahoo) and 160-ish in NFBC. I get that he’s a piece of garbage, but a lot of players are pieces of garbage or I just don’t know them well enough. Is, say, Paul Goldschmidt a good guy? I don’t know. I guess, if I’m giving the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t have any hard proof either way. Do I need hard proof either way? Ketel Marte is the only player who sounds like hard proof. Ozuna missed basically a whole year, so maybe his timing is off, or maybe he did get old. A forty spot discount seems right for that, so from a top 70 pick to around 110, which is about where I have him.

Randal Grichuk (NFBC 233, Yahoo 222) For what it’s Cronenworth, I changed ADP at NFBC to be only since Grichuk’s trade, and he’s still a steal. In our auction values rankings, Grichuk is at 150th overall. Coors and everyday playing time at DH is a yes, please and thank you.

Ramon Laureano (NFBC 255) Outfield is a bit of a mess from around ADP 50 overall to around 150 overall. Just a lot of over-drafted Bryon Buxtons; scary-as-fudge Cody Bellingers and yawnstipating Bryan Reynoldses. With maybe a few Seiyas and J.D. Martinii. Well, speaking of Martiniis, here’s a splash of insight into your cocktail, you can wait on outfield. I like a few of the guys in that range, but Byron Buxton will miss a month, and so will Ramon Laureano, and I could come up with a comp for every outfielder, almost as ridiculous as that one. Like the Cody Bellinger gamble? Why not take the Ozuna one hundred picks later? Loving what Jesse Winker can do? Have you heard of Austin Hays? He’s Winker with less average. Wait, let’s save some for the next blurb.

Austin Hays (NFBC 240) Hmm, I didn’t save much from the previous blurb. Hays’s 18-20% K% could even get him into a .280 average range — averange? — and then his 25/7 season is going to look even more dope being drafted after 200 overall. On a related note, it’s pretty wild that Yahoo appears to be more right-on with their rankings than the drafters at NFBC for both Laureano and Hays, ranking them in the top 200 overall, which is why they weren’t listed (only this big ol’ mention).

Jesus Sanchez (NFBC 230, Yahoo 324) What if I told you he hit 24 homers in 368 ABs last year between Triple-A and the majors, and a .288 batting average, would you be at all interested in that? What if I told you the majority of that time came in the majors? What if I told you that wasn’t lie? Still nothing? It feels that way with how late he’s being drafted. Also, gave you a Jesus Sanchez sleeper.

Jo Adell (NFBC 221) Yet, another guy who is ranked much higher in Yahoo, and I agree with them. Hey, did they look at my rankings before doing their own? Very sneaky! Also, I already gave you my Jo Adell sleeper.

Andrew Vaughn (NFBC 266) Included him in my 1st basemen to target post, so won’t spend long here, but I just wanted to say he’s yet another guy who is being under-drafted by those at NFBC and more accurately at Yahoo, which I think goes back to my original point about ADP at NFBC. Back in November, a few people set the ADP without a full idea of the scope what the league will look like. Imagine just the people drafting not knowing the NL would have the DH. You can sort to have ADP for just the most recent month, but that is still informed by all the ADP that was in there already. Once again, all sites should set ADP by just using our Player Rater ranks from the previous year. Finally, I’m well aware of Vaughn’s injury, but it doesn’t sound bad.

Lane Thomas (NFBC 288, Yahoo 364) Guess what? Chicken butt! Already gave you my Lane Thomas sleeper. As I said in the Laureano blurb, there’s a ton of interesting outfielders late. Not to mention, a lot of Yahoo leagues are three-outfielder leagues with two utility slots. I like to ground my outfielders with at least one or two top 50 outfielders. You can do that and wait about 150 picks before grabbing another outfielder. Not saying you have to, but you could.

Akil Baddoo (Yahoo 223) Damn, Yahoo and I are once again seeing eye-to-eye like two pirates staring each other down, while the two parrots on our shoulders duel. NFBC has Baddoo way higher (around 150) and I just don’t see it. I am Yabba Dabba Baddoo for Akil if he falls to the 250 overall range, but 150 overall feels a bit high.

Julio Rodriguez (NFBC 233, Yahoo 360) His ADP was likely hurt by the lockout, because he’s the type whom people see in minor league games and are like, “I’ll have what he’s having,” like they’re in When Harry Met Sally. Also, I gave you my Julio Rodriguez fantasy.

Mike Yastrzemski (NFBC 293, Yahoo 237) Some players fall through the cracks. Not sure why certain ones do vs. others. Carl’s Jr. Jr. definitely has. He’s a 25/5/.250 hitter, and I might be shortchanging his average. Last year, he hit .224, but that was with a low BABIP, and the two years before he hit .272 and .297 respectively. As they say about Carl’s Jr. Jr. in the south, that burger restaurant will hunt.

Tommy Pham (NFBC 260) This was just the outfielders who have an ADP between 200 and 300! I might have to do another post for outfielders to target in deeper leagues. Not sure I’ll have a chance though. Guess you could just look at my top 100 outfielders.

Riley Greene (NFBC 272, Yahoo unranked) Could he break camp with the team? Sure, and if he does, he will be one of the hottest adds of the first week, so grab or draft him now. Also, my Riley Greene fantasy.

Kyle Lewis (NFBC 449, Yahoo 240) Just wanted to quickly point out that I looked at NFBC’s Kyle Lewis ADP for about ten minutes, quadruple-checking it. I still have no explanation, and I spoke with my spiritual guru on Zoom for ten minutes about this.

Myles Straw (Yahoo 238) I like Straw. I never put my lips to the top of a beverage cup just to prove my love for Straw. How’sever, when you look at his projections of 5/22/.260, you do have to wonder how Tony Kemp is going 300 picks after him in some leagues. Obviously, Straw has a bit more speed, but that much more? *screaming into my own head* Don’t say Straw sucks! *quietly* Straw doesn’t suck, oddly enough, but I like him a ton more if I’m getting him as late as Yahoo has him ranked.

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Jason
Jason
3 months ago

Grey,

I’m in a 10 team H2H 7×7 mixed redraft league. I drafted, and punted saves.

Two questions. 1) What od you think of my team? 2) Should I pick up any of the free agents noted below and if so, who do drop?

HITTERS:
C – Salvador Perez
1B – Josh Bell
2B – Javier Baez
3B – Justin Turner
SS – Dansby Swanson
OF – Juan Soto
OF – Ronald Acuna
OF – Teoscar Hernandez
Util – Katel Marte
BENCH: Josh Donaldson (3B)
BENCH: Joe Adell (OF)

STARTERS: 
Shohei Ohtani
Zack Wheeler
Yu Darvish
Soony Gray
Sean Manaea
Tanner Houck
Tarik Skubal
Jordan Montgomery
Jack Flaherty

RELIEVERS:
Craig Kimbrel
Devin Williams

Roster Positions:
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IL, IL, IL, IL, IL, IL

Batters Stat Categories:
Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Pitchers Stat Categories:
Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

Available Players:
Andrew Benintendi (OF)
Jonathan Schoop (1B, 2B)
Charlie Blackmon (OF)
Nathaniel Lowe (1B)
Adolis Garcia (OF)
Austin Hays (OF)
Ramon Laureano (OF)
Luke Voit (1B)
Eddie Rosario (OF)
Frank Schwindel (1B)
Jesus Aguilar (1B)
Andrew Vaughn (1B,OF)

Pitchers:
Aaron Civale
Lance McCullers
Stephen Strausburg
Gregory Soto
Cristian Javier
Zach Plesac
Paul Sewald
Hunscar Ynoa
Anthony Bender
Tony Gonsolin
Alex Cobb
Bailey Ober
Steven Matz
Drew Ramussen

Good Ol’ Dubs
Good Ol’ Dubs
3 months ago

Hey, Grey! Drop Julio for Randal? I guess the “smart” thing to do would be pick up the guy with a track record and job. But my heart…

Redhook42
3 months ago

Grey,
H2H points league, get to keep 8. Down to my last keeper, pick one.

D. Carlson
A Vaughn
A Kirilloff

D Q
D Q
3 months ago

12 team mixed … HR, RBI, SB, BA, W, S, ERA and WHIP … I get 6 keepers from last year … definite 5 are Votto, Mullins, Jazz, B Reynolds and Webb … last keeper either Correa or Winker? … also which 2 would you take from deGrom, Max and Burnes?

Ryan741
Ryan741
3 months ago

Grey, I need some depth in a H2H points league and also need a 2B. Would you trade Teoscar for Ketel Marte and Meadows or keep Teoscar and pick up a guy like Kemp, Lux or Cesar Hernandez?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

Hey Again! Different offer in same keeper league:

His $13 Cease for my $33 Harper.

Other keepers are: $35 Acuna, $22 Devers, $13 Eloy, $18 yordan, $22 story, $11 b lowe, $3 Bassitt.

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

Hey Grey!

For my $22 Devers + $3 Bassitt keepers, I’ve been offered any 2 of the below list. Bassitt is my only SP keeper + it’s slim pickings at auction for SP1s in the top 35. Would you do this / who would you want?

$14 Mondesi
$18 Teoscar
$16 Ray
$17 Gausman
$12 musgrove

Anodyne
Anodyne
3 months ago

What do you think of this starting rotation in an 11-team roto league?

Freddy Peralta
Sean Manaea
Shane McClanahan
Ranger Suarez
Marcus Stroman
Jordan Montgomery
Shane Baz
Chris Sale

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

SAVES only. I own Kittredge and Finnegan.
Available are Dan Hudson and Robert Suarez.

Should I make any moves?

Last edited 3 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

If I decide to keep a 3rd RP, who’s the keep: Kittredge or Finnegan?

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
3 months ago

updated ? if Padres trade for Reynolds 4 a pkg like Kim Weathers n Paddock (n Hassel)

does that change our analysis on Abrams who looks like he makes squad othey might dela call up 2 weeks after the start of season but he will get a run sooner

i have him at $1 for 2 years

do i keep him with this news over decalfani $1

what do u think CJ stats looks like in 2022

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

they move kim in deal

hustla
hustla
3 months ago

Grey!
Keeper advice please,

6×6 OPS & QS 12 teamer 10 keepers

Plan to keep
Albies $16
Trea T $26
India $1
Cronenworth $1
T O’Neil $1
Musgrove $10
Giolito $6
Bassit $1

options for last 2? or anyone I should swap from above?
Jesus Sanchez $1
Jo Adell $1
Charlie Morton $16
Joe Ryan $1
Gonsolin $1
Desclafini $1
Logan Gilbert $1

Thanks in advance Sir! You the best!!

Dude
Dude
3 months ago

Keep forever league. Keep 13 so mini dynasty.
Currently sitting on the following:
Miranda
Kevin Smith(Miranda not breaking camp so holding as backup 3B with Urias starting on IL)Devers starting 3B
Jesus
Ober
Joe Ryan

Available:
Kwan
Melendez

No specific needs. Would you drop either Ober or Ryan for Kwan or Melendez or both or any of the others.

Last edited 3 months ago by Dude
steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 months ago

In a shallow H2H, how early are you comfortable reaching for Tatis? I’m thinking if all I need to do is make the playoffs (which I’ve done in like 9 of the last 10 yrs in this league), then maybe around pick 50? It’s a limited moves league with only 20 pickups/yr so I’d have to be smart with my bench slots.

Mo with the gimpy leg
Mo with the gimpy leg
3 months ago

12tm H2H ESPN 6*6 with ops and k\9 Potential Keepers: Alonso 15th rnd, Albies 3rd, Ohtani(hitter and pitcher) 5th, Urias 11th Pick 2 please sir

G bone
G bone
3 months ago

In a saves and holds league and RP is my weak spot. Thoughts on adding Robert Suarez. Unfortunately my drop would have to be one of my RP. Was thinking Finnegan possibly. These are my RPs:

Knebel
Floro
Wick
Staumont
Vesia
Finnegan

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey,
I have forgotten what you said about this, I have 4 minor leaguers that may make the Opening Day rosters.

CJ Abrams / SS / SD
Julio Rodriguez / OF / SEA
Bobby Witt, Jr. / SS / KC
Mackenzie Gore / SP / SD

Have you heard anything about them making it as yet? If not what should I do with them? Bring them up or keep them in minors?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

where should i place them? my FA draft is in 4 hours

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

are they on the roster?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i even tried asking the Itch but no reply yet

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

someone made me a trade offer for my Bo Bichette. He offered me: Jazz Chisholm, Minor league prospect Yusniel Diaz and 2nd round picks. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

should I ask for a 1st as well along with Chisholm Diaz, and the 2 number 2’s

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

what is a fair return for him? draft pick wise along with Chisholm and Y. Diaz of BAL

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

he offered me Chisholm, Gavin Lux, Y. Diaz and 3 2nd round picks in ’22, ’23 and ’24.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

turned it down

moses mashers
moses mashers
3 months ago

Standard Roto 12 team mix. Any thoughts?

C – Kirk
1B – Walsh
2B – India
3B – Devers
SS – Story
CI – Kirilloff
MI – Rodgers
OF – Mullins
OF – O’Neill
OF – Suzuki
OF – Grichuk
OF – W. Calhoun
UT – N. Cruz

RES – Tatis, Acuna

P – Musgrove
P – McClanahan
P – Manaea
P- Kopech
P – J. Ryan
P – Cortes/Stream spot
P – Daniel Hudson
P – Whitlock
P – Sewald

RES – Bauer, Singer, Quantril, Dunning
Finnegan, Sims

Obviously short on saves but I feel I can work with it. Closers really pushed up. Melancon, Treinen, Rogers, S.Barlow, Knebel all went in rounds 10-11. Insane! I think that help me get the bats that will compete for the top spots in all 5 categories as long as Acuna is himself in early May and that is even without counting on FTJ. Thanks Grey

moses mashers
moses mashers
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks Grey! Rudy’s warroom gives me a $42 in SB but that is with Acuna @ $12.9. Probably optimistic. But also i didn’t count Tatis’ stats but instead Rodgers and that is a $7.7 difference. I was hoping you’d like the bats since I lean on your projections. Thanks for all the work!

moses mashers
moses mashers
Reply to  moses mashers
3 months ago

Also with Tatis there in round 11, I wish I would had just taken Robert in the 2nd over Acuna but what can you do

Luvdarooks
Luvdarooks
3 months ago

NL $260….Rookies stay at five dollars for two years then a contract at $5/year. if I get in a trade O’Neil Cruz and CJ Abrams… I would have to give up Acuna who is good at $20 for this year and next year… Looking build my team not going to come in first this year so should I pull the trigger and make the offer?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

You forgot Stevie Kwan playa!? Ha

Cohen
Cohen
3 months ago

Which do u prefer
Bo/Robert/Olson/Oneil or
Bo/Robert/Machado/Alonso ?
12 team roto

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry Tyler

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

Just read the 10-day IL experiment ends May 1. I wonder what the stats were on % of players that were out the minimum 10 days.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

From MLB Rumors: While the minimum length of stay on the injured list for pitchers and two-way players is increasing to 15 days this season, that won’t go into effect until May 2

Will
Will
3 months ago

Who do you like better for this season, Andrew Vaughn or Jesus Sanchez? Vaughn brings the 1b/of eligibility but my sense is Sanchez has more upside.
Thoughts? Thanks.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

OK, thanks.

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
3 months ago

Funny about Rosario especially compared to Arozarena going into last year. Apparently the known quantity penalty outweighs the playoff hero boost.

zombie
zombie
3 months ago

Howdy. Hudson over Giles? Or too similar a projected value in a limited moves league, to use one move up prior to first pitch?! Thanks for all of the goodness.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
3 months ago

Yo G!

My 14 Team Dynasty League drafted last night, please pray for my OFs.

C-Varsho*
1b-Goldy
2B-Jazz*
SS- Witt*
3d-Mondesi
OF- Lourdes
OF- Seeya Suzuki
OF-Adell
UTL- K Hayes
UTL- Mancini

Bench- Candalerio, J Pena

SP- Flaherty* Sonny*, Kopech*, Ed Rod, Whitlock, Gonsolin, Josiah, Lodolo,

RP- Barlow (KC), Trivino, Hudson

Minors: Max Mayer, JJ Bleday, Jordan Walker, R Conteraras

* Denotes Keeper..

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Turd Wendell
3 months ago

Should mention.6*6 ob% and qs

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

HAHA! I hate Flaherty myself but was basically forced to take him in a deal get Bobby Witt so I bit the bullet. Say a novena.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 months ago

As I log into Razzball for the first time this season, I am struck by the magnificent eye wear a bespectacled Grey has in the embedded videos. They convey a certain avuncular gravitas, as if you should be going over the morning’s racing form bragging about how you got a tip on an Arabian in the 2nd at Aqueduct.

Glizzy
Glizzy
3 months ago

Grey you wise wizard, how i’ve missed this!

Tell me Akil Badoo isn’t this year’s guy whom most think should platoon, but ends up getting everyday at bats and it turns out to hit lefites better than ppl thought. just because they gave him a chance. the kids learning on the fly in the bigs and holding his own. pls slap some sense into me or else im just finna stay in full bloom gettleman love and get this man no matter what! thx!

Last edited 3 months ago by Glizzy
Glizzy
Glizzy
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ty my king! whats his range in auction? 5×5 h2h w keepers so gotta account for some inflaysh

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

12tm keeper league, must hold 1 SP every year within first 5 picks (only have Berrios as an option this year as my keeper).
Do i draft Scherzer hoping he has a couple years left, or wait a few rounds and then grab a couple young guns later hoping one of them jumps like Webb, Peralta, Baz, or McLanahan?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks! That actually makes sense . . . if i don’t think about it!

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
3 months ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Great report. This list is the most attractive of all so far.

b. Sorry for the late report. Had an important assignment after work.

c. Signed up Kwan over McCormick, anything’s gotta be better than McCormick right? Signed up Lodolo, Hunter Greene, Ed-Cab and Kwan wherever I could.

d. Got Eric Thames on my MiLB roster in my deep keeper league as my place holder for (if and when) the Rays send JLowe down to the farm. Among 14 others on my MiLB roster, duh?

e. ‘If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.’

Cheers,
Ante

Dubjay
Dubjay
3 months ago

Hey Grey,
I’m up next with my second to last pick in my 12 team H2H league(no holds). Want to shore up my RP. Currently have Diaz and Bednar. These guys are available
SIMS/WARREN
BENDER
D.HUDSON
SUAREZ,LAMET…everyone in the padre BP
Which one would you grab?

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I see Hudson as the better payout if he actually gets the role but Suarez with the better chance of being named the closer. Sounds about right? If you had to choose one? I realize that these are dart throws

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

I have a draft tomorrow. 12 team obp, r, hr, tb, rbi, sb. I assume soto is going first. At second would you take vlad or turner? Your custom rankings show Vlad as #2, but the SB for turner seem difficult to pass up. My thought is if take turner I can try to land a higher obp guy in rd 2 even though Turner is pretty good there, not a .400 OBP guy though. JRam provides sb and more HR than turner. Harper has the obp and some steals for conversation in that spot as well. thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

Since my team collapsed last year with a core of Betts, Bellinger, and Story, I threw them back in the FA pool and I’ll be starting fresh. Most likely I’ll be looking at being able to draft Trea Turner as my first pick. My league is a little weird in that the snake won’t start until the “keeper rounds” are through, and 6 teams are keeping 4, so I’ll be picking 2nd overall in each of the first 4 rounds.

After Turner, I’m looking at the following guys: Yordan Alvarez, Wander Franco, Kyle Tucker, Lou-Bob, Adalberto, Albies, Eloy. Etc… More guys than I have picks for… Needless to say, If I snag any of these guys I just listed – I’m looking at one of the 1B lower on the draft board… do you prefer Walsh or Mountcastle in leagues that have the standard 5 hitting cats + hits, Ks, and OPS?

Srbanator
Srbanator
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

I have the first overall pick in our 6×6 roto league. I value your opinion and am leaning Bo with the first pick. Our categories are: HE, OBP, R, RBI, SB-CS and SLG.

Whattaya think? Roll with Bo. Maybe Vlad. Trea Turner? Yikes!

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
3 months ago

Grey,

Could you channel your amazing foresight and provide some wisdom to your mondesi milk loving son?

My first yahoo matchup is against another guy who is punting saves. Im thinking of picking up a Padres Closer to get 1 save and win the category.

I cannot decide between Lamet, Suarez, P. Johnson, and L. Garcia.

Any advice?

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ty!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 months ago

12 team 5×5 w OBP redraft

C Garver
1B Olson
2B Albies
SS Chris Taylor
3B Franco
OF Robert, Jimenez, O’Neill
UTIL A. Garcia, Conforto
SP Peralta, Manaea, Montas, Houck, Montgomery
RP Trivino, Finnegan, Soto, S. Barlow, Doval, T. Rogers, Sims
NA Bauer

A) How’s my team? Light on power, speed or saves?

B) Until Conforto signs I’m short a player, and I’d like a 1B backup. Possibilities are Dalbac, Wisdom, Hiura, Flores, Dozier, Tellez.

C)

D) Please rank your choice above against Candelario (or Nicky Lopez if I’m light on speed) or Graterol (if I’m light on saves).

Thanks in advance.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks. Who’s more droppable, Conforto or Bauer?

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
3 months ago

First of three drafts in two days, and it’s good to be back! This is a 12-team 6×6 (OPS, QS, IP, K/9, no wins) with weekly lineups and deep benches, so waiver wire pickings are usually very slim:
C: Diaz ($1)
1B: Olson ($26)
2B: Albies ($28)
3B: J. Ram ($38)
SS: Witt Jr. ($15)
CI: Abreu ($15)
MI: Jazz ($15)
OF: F. Reyes ($15), S. Suzuki ($10), Mountcastle ($6), H. Bader ($1)
UT: Hoskins ($6)
BN: J. Pena ($1), Brujan ($1)

SP: Gausman ($18), Montas ($15), T. Rogers ($13), Manaea ($9), Ranger Suarez ($5), Pivetta ($1), Elieser ($1), Heaney ($1), Kaprelian, ($1)
RP: Clase ($12), Colome ($3), A. Warren ($1), Floro ($1)

Average may be a problem, but with a little luck maybe some guys projected around .250 will be more like .270. With the weekly lineups, I only tend to roster 2 closers each week, so I’ll be streaming through. According to the War Room I spent too much on pitching, but they were going for pretty high prices in the room.

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago

Thanks for the outfielder analysis Grey! My team is dependent on Adell being an average fantasy outfielder this year. I am in that weird spot where I kept Adell for the last five years but from the time he lost prospect eligibility I am forced to make tough decisions to keep him on my major league roster. I hadn’t seen your Adell post until today, but your read is very assuring! Much appreciated.

cable
cable
3 months ago

12 team redraft h/h points start 5 SPers per week 1RP….all hitters listed are starters
where do I need to improve this roster ?

C. Varsho
1b. J Abreu
2nd. Semien
3b. Riley
SS. Correra
OF. Jimenez
OF. Edman
OF. C Taylor
DH. Y Alvarez

SPing…

Burnes
Bieber
Alcantara
Manoah
McClanahan
Snell
Trevor Rogers
Severino
Kikuchi
Sandoval

Closer

Iglesias

Hesh
Hesh
3 months ago

Navarez or Kirk. H2H league. Old school 5 categories.

kentucky todd
kentucky todd
3 months ago

Grey,

Second baseman question – I’m in a H2H 7×7 categories league (hitter categories are weird: H, R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.) and trying to decide on 2B to draft. Knowing these settings, would you move BLowe up to the top of his tier in the second baseman rankings (ahead of India, Baez, etc.) or would that tier still remain basically the same as you have it listed? Thanks!

kentucky todd
kentucky todd
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Great, thanks!

Andy Hawkins
Andy Hawkins
3 months ago

Marcel Ozuna is not a piece of garbage. He is a human being who made a mistake, went through counseling and maybe understands what he did was wrong. The virtue signaling needs to end.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Didn’t you know? Counseling fixes everything. Or nothing.

Weeee
Weeee
3 months ago

Standard Points League. I get to keep 5 from the below in the round shown. Round stays the same indefinitely for future years. Who would you keep when considering both contending and the future years? I need help!

1) Eloy (18)
2) Wander (15)
3) Judge (10)
4) Yordan (7)
5) Morton (15)
6) Yu (11)
7) Adley (22)

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
Reply to  Weeee
3 months ago

Cut Morton and Yu. Unless you have a feeling pitchers will be weak come the draft. In that case keep Darvish over Adley.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Weeee
3 months ago

I would keep the first five you have listed.

Seth
Seth
3 months ago

Hey Grey — two quick NL-only questions for ya

1. What are you thinking about Bryson Stott? What line might we expect?
2. You buying the excitement around Mitch Keller’s velocity increase?

Last edited 3 months ago by sethnotshep
bigbear
bigbear
3 months ago

Passing on Austin Hays. I think his pull heavy ways will be most impacted by the OPACY LF was changes. 19 of his 22 HR were to LF. Plus his expected HR range is pretty broad (11-26). So thinking he had a few wall scrapers in there too. I wouldn’t be shocked if everything else ticks up though.

Grabbed Jesus Sanchez in a league or two last year. I’ll probably regret not having him this year given his EV and HH%! But his K%… Fully invested in Ju-Rod though!

Mr. Prorater has a full season of Grey’s projections of Riley Greene at 82/30/94/.247/14. Ju-Rod would be very similar with a higher avg. Yes please! Tork’s 600 AB season would put him at 35+ HR…

moldyforgoldy
moldyforgoldy
3 months ago

Yo Grey! Longtime reader/pod listener. Do me a solid and pick 3 keepers from the below? 12 team – H2H – 6×6 scoring

Julio Urias – 108 overall
Sandy Alcantara – 181 overall
Emmanuel Clase – 252 overall
Shane McClanahan – 277 overall
Adolis Garcia – 277 overall 

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
3 months ago

In a weekly H2H league, so you devalue batting average a little?

John
John
3 months ago

Where do you take Acuna if you were in a 12 teamer, h2h league, 6 teams make the playoffs, one IL spot? My history in the league is I usually make the playoffs.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
3 months ago

Both McCullers and Strasburg are on the WW. Which is the better grab and stash? Are they both good grabs?

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 months ago

My pitching in a 12 team auction is the following:
Burnes
Nola
Tr Rogers
Eduardo R
Houck
Luzardo
Ober
Kopech
Raisel I.
Ta Rogers
Kimbrel
Free agents include Gore,Brash,Matz,Ynoa as SP and Warren,Dan Hudson,and Sulser as closers. Would you make changes to the staff?
Thank you and appreciate all your work.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  DonnieB
3 months ago

I would pick up Hudson and lose Kimbrel

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 months ago

Another keeper league, OPS league. Gotta keep 3 players… one for 3 years, one for 2 years, one for 1 year.

Players to choose: Ketel Marte, Brandon Lowe, Jarred Kelenic, Sandy Alcantara, Edwin Diaz, Xander Bogarts (we have Bichette already, no MI spot, only 1 UTIL)

3 year-?
2 year-?
1 year-?

Thanks for all you do!

Dom
Dom
3 months ago

5×5, 10-team, keeper league w/ 10-man bench

I gambled that a top-tier SP would fall to me in the draft and it didn’t work out, several teams grabbed 2 before I could get 1.

So I grabbed a ton of middle-tier guys, but we can only start 5 SP
M. Stroman
J. Gray
S. Manaea
S. McClanahan
L. Webb
L. McCullers(R)
L. Castillo(R)
J. Ryan(R)
L. Gilbert(R)

Do I panic and trade or sit tight and play matchups all season?

I do love my hitting
C – W. Smith
1B – M. Olson
2B- M. Muncy
3B – A. Riley
SS – X. Bogaerts
MI – B. Witt
CI – J. Candelario
O1 – R. Acuna(R) (A. Benintendi until healthy)
O2 – L. Robert
O3 – G. Springer
O4 – K. Schwarber
O5 – J. Kelenic
DH – G. Torres
DH – L. Thomas
C. Biggio(R)
C. Hernandez(R)
N. Lowe(R)
A. Vaughn(R)

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Dom
3 months ago

I wouldn’t panic at all. With the exception of maybe McCullers you have a good enough pitching staff. If Castillo’s health remains an issue I still think your good enough with pitching. Manea, Webb and McClanahan all have #1 starter potential this year. Also, in a 12 team, you should be able to fill in your staff with free agent pitchers that always come out of nowhere each season. I would not sacrifice a good hitter for a stud pitcher with this team.

Dom
Dom
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 months ago

thanks!

Dom
Dom
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Much appreciated

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
3 months ago

Not an OF question, but thought I would ask here anyway…

Trevor Bauer. Certainly a bad man. Predictions for when (if?) he is allowed to play again? Worth rostering in a 12 teamer? He has been added and dropped three times now in my league. My gut is to let him sit on waivers/let him be someone else’s problem. Guys currently on my bench are Jesus Sanchez, Andrew (don’t call me Mo) Vaughn, Bobby Witt Jr., Ken Giles, Chris Stratton and David Bednar. Any drops for him?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 months ago

I don’t like carrying too many hitters on my bench. Depends on how many bench spots and streamer options you have I guess. If there are enough spots to still stream, then I’d probably drop Vaughn for Bauer. Otherwise, I’d hold tight until you’re ready for the haymaker and circling around the fantasy hexagon.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 months ago

I would trust me gut if I were you and leave him alone. It also is somewhat dependent on what the rest of your starting pitchers look like

Badfantasymanager
Badfantasymanager
3 months ago

Hey Grey… yesterday I finished my first draft of the year and I’m looking for your opinion. Yahoo 12 team 6×6 plus XBH, BB and K for hitters and Holds, BSV, and K/BB for pitchers. Here’s the list:

C – Tyler Stephenson (got him in round 22)
1B – Olson
2B – India
SS – Bichette
3B – Tolkerson (I have him in N/A while DET makes a decision/Witt is elegible)
OF – Alvarez, O’neill, Reyes
Util – Verdugo (for avg), Adames
Bench – Nathaniel Lowe, Bobby Witt jr. (Where is the poster who says he is Mike Trout pt. 2, I hope is true)

SPs- Gausmann, Morton, Cease, McClanahan, Montgomery, Houck, Joe Ryan, Eduardo Rodriguez (Round 20… was surprised by that)
RPs- Pressly, Rogers, Kittredge, Hudson

Decided for upside because this is the first year of a keeper league. What do you think?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Badfantasymanager
3 months ago

Nice! Some great keeper options too.

Badfantasymanager
Badfantasymanager
Reply to  bigbear
3 months ago

Nice to hear! First year doing this so wanted to have a balance between winning now but also have a shot in the future

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Badfantasymanager
3 months ago

I would love to have this team in a 12 team first year keeper. The pitching is great. Love the hitters also. MAYBE a bit light on SB’s but if you start Witt and put Tork on the bench then maybe not. Like BigBear said, some nice keeper options going forward.

Badfantasymanager
Badfantasymanager
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 months ago

Yeah, normally I’m bad at drafting speed…. we have so many stats not having the most speed is not necessary. Hopefully Witt begins the season playing 3B so he can have the elegibility soon and I can play him.

Badfantasymanager
Badfantasymanager
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks for the reply… we cannot maintain all players hence why my batting is more for the future but can also contribute now…. glad you like it

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
Reply to  Badfantasymanager
3 months ago

BOBBY WITT IS MIKE TROUT PART II.

AND IS GONNA OPEN THE SEASON IN KC. ALL HAIL BOBBY WITT JR.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I thought Kelenic is the next Trout? Not so much??

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Badfantasymanager
3 months ago

That’d be me and a lot other people on Witt.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 months ago

Happy April Fools Day Eve! In a world of fools, they need an extra day.

otisP
otisP
3 months ago

5×5 rotisserie league, keeping 4. I have narrowed it down to these five: Jose Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Kyle Tucker, Rafael Devers, and Gerrit Cole. Which four do you keep?

Thank you!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  otisP
3 months ago

All but Mookie

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  otisP
3 months ago

I would throw Cole back . All these guys are studs though and it would be hard to make a mistake here no matter who you throw back ( except for JoRam )

fausto
fausto
3 months ago

12 team redraft hold or drop K.Giles(my 3rd “closer”)? want/need to grab a bat( Nate Lowe most likely).

SAGNOF ALERT: Orioles are giving Jorge Mateo a legit shot at a starting gig, putting him on my yahoo watchlist 2 yrs ago may pay off after all.

In a 16team just lost V.Brujan(bench bat) and the 25ish SB i thought he’d get…how much FAAB would you go for Mateo…$5 of $100? (FWIW Mateo is 6-18 in s/t so he ACTUALLY may have a shot and my SB look really bad without brujan). Thank you sir, good day.

Sean
Sean
3 months ago

So ready for the season to be back and looking forward to the daily notes!! I have a keeper question. 12 Team H2H league 6×6 with OBP/QS as extra cats. I can only keep 4 and my options are the following:

Salvador Perez – C – 10th Round
Eloy Jimenez – OF – 21st Round
Logan Webb – SP – 12th Round
Nathan Eovaldi – SP – 15th Round
Brandon Woodruff – SP – 16th Round

Who’s odd man out from the group?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Sean
3 months ago

Webb

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Sean
3 months ago

If it were me I would throw Eovaldi back.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Sean
3 months ago

Thanks all

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

Who do you like Lane Thomas , Brandon Marsh
Or Urshela ? I need 1 to plug in for Lurias when he goes on i.l. Thank Gray

Mex
Mex
3 months ago

Mornin,

Have a couple deals being thrown around…curious what people think:

Deal 1: Jo Ram and Nola for Story and Bieber

Deal 2: Jo Ram and Eloy for Story and Bieber

Thanks in advance.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Mex
3 months ago

If you can get Jo ram for those guys why wouldn’t you? He should be a top three pick and story is too 30. Nola has gopheritis if Bieber stays healthy he’s better especially with the DH in the NL. Would rather do the Eloy and Joram deal if you are receiving them.

Last edited 3 months ago by Joed1414
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Mex
3 months ago

I’d want Jo Ram and 2 with Eloy is a slam dunk

Last edited 3 months ago by Kelly Denzik
Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
3 months ago

Jo-Ram all day. Only decision is the rest of lineup construction.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Mex
3 months ago

Take deal 2 and run!

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Mex
3 months ago

Take JoRam in either deal. I would go with deal 1, but I seem to like Nola more than others.

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback…New deal, pick one:

Jo Ram and Baez for Bieber and Story

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I am getting Jo Ram…he is a new guy in one of my leagues(he took over for an existing team ) and it’s a friendly league …I’m trying to make it fair deal

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
3 months ago

Hey Grey!!

In a 12 Team H2H 6X6 Yahoo League
OPS AVG R HR RBI SB
ERA WHIP K:9 QS S+H K

Keep 7

I am keeping:

OF –
Soto
Harper
Robert
2B –
Jazz
1B –
Olson
SP –
Bieber
Manoah

I am offering Bieber for Austin Riley

If he accepts, good deal?

I draft 7th so I would just take pitching the first 4-5 rounds. Good strategy?

Thank you!!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  TarmanGotHim
3 months ago

Yes on Riley

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  TarmanGotHim
3 months ago

Agree with MP

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

He Accepted!

Thanks guys!

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
3 months ago

NICE! Those ESPN rankings are bonkers, and love that Mondesi is like #368 or something.

raynorshine
raynorshine
3 months ago

Would love help settling on my 5 keepers. I’m currently leaning toward not keeping Adley with the news that CJ may make the team. 12 teams 5×5 I’m most likely not competing this year but hoping to have 5 elite keepers in 2023. Choose 5 of these 6 to keep with the round I give up:

Acuna (10)
Riley Greene (14)
Rutschman (16)
Torkleson (17)
CJ Abrams (26)

Jason Carroll
Jason Carroll
3 months ago

Hey Grey! Where does Hunter Greene move up in your rankings? Thanks!