What does Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson have in common? If you’re thinking “guilty”, well I don’t know about that. I know what I think, but I’ll keep my thoughts to myself. Don’t want to ruffle any feathers. The answer I was looking for was that they both got off and there was a glove involved. Get it? Don’t like it? Well you can beat it. That’s right, just beat it. Even Mike Tyson said he wouldn’t let his eight year old son hang out with Jackson. Reggie maybe, but definitely not Michael. R Kelly outta get himself a right fielder’s glove!

First things first. Attached at the bottom of this post is an updated version of the spreadsheet. Here is a list of the updates (at least the ones I remember).

  1. I’ve added a few missing players (Shane Bieber, Yusei Kikuchi, Felipe Vazquez, Touki Toussaint and Ryan Brasier)
  2. Added total bases (TB) into the fantasy points calculations
  3. Roster size can now go up to 29
  4. You can set the number of outfielders to 5
  5. You can set the number of utility players to 3
  6. ADP values have been updated
  7. There were a few players (Adalberto Mondesi, Jose Martinez, Jeff McNeil and Chris Paddack) whose FPTS was not dynamically updating

Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to digest my spreadsheet. Now I’d like to use it to help identify some over and undervalued players. How does one do this you might ask. Simple. Once you have your league specific rankings all you need to do is sort by “Draft Score”. Draft score compares a player’s league specific ranking against his average draft position. Sorting in descending order will reveal undervalued players, while ascending highlights the other end of the spectrum.

Let’s start with some some players that are being drafted much later than they should be. These are the players you should all be targeting at some point in your draft. This is where we can get some solid value picks. I’m using the “Hybrid Scoring” to generate the following lists of players.

Here is the criteria I used to narrow down the list of players. The player have a ranking better than 150 and a draft score greater than 36 (three rounds in a 12-teamer).

Rank Name POS FPTS FVARz ADP Draft Score
44 Carlos Santana 1B 560.43 1.98 137 93
88 Ketel Marte 2B/SS 496.66 1.28 192 104
116 Josh Bell 1B 492.10 0.89 211 95
93 Ender Inciarte OF 518.71 1.18 176 83
122 Tucker Barnhart C 326.55 0.81 230 108
140 Max Kepler OF 476.69 0.60 211 71
40 Yadier Molina C 416.32 2.19 109 69
22 Buster Posey C 443.53 2.61 91 69
110 Andrelton Simmons SS 531.09 0.95 171 61
101 Matt Olson 1B 501.51 1.04 158 57
29 Daniel Murphy 2B 565.04 2.44 82 53
83 Eric Hosmer 1B 522.79 1.38 136 53
65 Travis Shaw 2B/3B 514.94 1.59 116 51
39 Robinson Cano 2B 550.61 2.20 88 49
73 Yasmani Grandal C 370.28 1.48 122 49
118 Jose Quintana SP 473.69 0.87 166 48
58 Nelson Cruz DH 552.69 1.65 106 48
37 Ozzie Albies 2B 551.86 2.22 81 44
125 Stephen Piscotty OF 489.88 0.78 168 43
85 Rick Porcello SP 512.93 1.31 125 40
56 Marcell Ozuna OF 553.13 1.65 93 37
112 Andrew Heaney SP 478.76 0.92 148 36

And now for some overvalued players. The criteria used here is that the player has an ADP lower than 150. I included Tatis and Rafael Devers mostly because I wanted to.

Rank Name POS FPTS FVARz ADP Draft Score
621 Fernando Tatis SS 194.93 -4.55 181 -440
305 Jimmy Nelson SP 320.97 -0.85 97 -208
203 Max Muncy 1B/3B 436.80 0.00 98 -105
178 Jurickson Profar SS/1B/3B 486.84 0.23 79 -99
217 Nathan Eovaldi SP 390.33 -0.07 127 -90
185 Josh Donaldson 3B 483.58 0.17 100 -85
225 Rafael Devers 3B 463.02 -0.11 158 -67
157 Adalberto Mondesi SS 500.56 0.45 94 -63
200 Yu Darvish SP 402.30 0.06 137 -63
191 Joey Gallo OF/1B 441.70 0.12 132 -59
175 Shane Bieber SP 418.47 0.25 117 -58
108 Carlos Correa SS 532.17 0.97 55 -53
123 Eugenio Suarez 3B 530.90 0.81 73 -50
160 Matt Chapman 3B 504.25 0.45 111 -49
135 A.J. Pollock OF 479.90 0.64 91 -44
109 Vladimir Guerrero 3B 543.24 0.97 69 -40
72 Noah Syndergaard SP 531.36 1.51 32 -40
79 Trevor Story SS 559.65 1.42 42 -37
133 Jon Lester SP 458.56 0.70 96 -37
132 Tommy Pham OF 484.00 0.70 96 -36
114 Charlie Morton SP 478.33 0.92 78 -36

 

I’ve got a crazy idea I want to share. Believe it or not Mookie Betts might be the right choice for the first pick. However, I don’t have the cajones to take Betts over Mike Trout if I have the first pick. It would be much easier if I have the second pick. So here’s my idea. If you have the first pick, try and trade it to the guy with the second pick and see if you what you can get in return. Perhaps they’ll swap spots in the third round or maybe even give you their 8th round pick for your 9th round pick. Like I said, crazy idea.

When drafting, my suggestion is to sort by ADP in ascending order on the “Rankings” page. This will give you the best idea of which players are most likely to be drafted by your league mates. You should then use the “Rank” column to help you pick which player to taken when it’s your turn. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’re on the clock in the 26 spot. Based on ADP, it the sheet says to pick Andrew Benintendi. This would actually be a solid pick. His ADP is 29 and his rank is 27. The numbers are pretty much right on the money. However, what you need to do is look a few spots up and down the chart at the surround players. What you would find is Anthony Rizzo about seven spots below. His ADP is 33, but his rank is 10. By drafting Rizzo you are getting much better value. Besides, if you don’t take him now, he won’t be there on your next turn.

Here is something that’s somewhat important to understand. Nearly every player has the potential to be a valuable pick if that player is drafted in the right draft spot. Allow me to explain. Take a player like Ketel Marte. Based on the hybrid scoring system I have him ranked as the 9th 2B, 14th SS and 87th overall player. His ADP is about 191. That’s the 16th round in 12-team leagues. Let’s be honest, who is really looking forward to drafting Ketel Marte? No one. But drafting him in the 14th round (two rounds prior to his ADP to ensure you get him), is still giving you tremendous value since based on your league specific ranking he should have been drafted in the 8th round. You get value in a draft pick any time you draft a player later than he should have been drafted. By doing this, you were able to punt on a position (2B/SS) and still get a valuable pick at that position. He’s multi-position eligible to boot.

Imagine the shortstop you really wanted was drafted by another team. Instead of taking the next ranked shortstop to make sure you get the next player on your shortstop list, why not maximize another position if you can punt on shortstop for now. Instead of drafting Trevor Story in the 4th round, take Juan Soto. Story has an ADP of 41 and a rank of 79. Soto has an ADP of 39 and a rank of 28. If Soto isn’t on the board, take J.T. Realmuto who has an ADP of 43 and a rank of 13. Or how about Patrick Corbin (46/45). Then go get Ketel in the 14th while you sip a Ketel and tonic and pat yourself on the back for making a good pick. I wonder if Marte’s agent has ever reached out to Ketel One to see if they need a new spokesperson. Put him in a jersey with the number one on it and hand him a bottle. Promotion over.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Keep on drafting…

malamoney’s 2019 Points League Spreadsheet (Updated 3/15)

 

 

Follow malamoney on Twitter at @malamoney

  1. Landisimo3 says:
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    14 team H2H points … Keep 11 .. was just offered Reyes and Wheeler for Bieber .. pitching usually wins the day in that league.. Would give me:

    DeGrom
    Buehler
    Berrios
    Paxton
    Wheeler
    Reyes

    Votto
    Lindor
    Bregman
    Blackmon
    Hoskins

    With Marte and Encarnacion outside looking in and time to trade them yet before keepers lock .. Maybe try to get some picks for them ..What do you think ? Thank you!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      What is your scoring system?

      • Landisimo3 says:
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        -1 for every K .. dinging martes value imo

        Pitching
        1 pt for every inning pitched
        7 pts for a W
        3 for a QS
        1 for every K
        -5 Loss

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          How much for an SB and the rest of the scoring categories?

  2. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Your spreadsheet was money, Mala. Our draft was Thursday, third year of our league, but half the teams kept drafting based upon Yahoo rankings. I got insane value with the #4 pick.

    Rd 1 DeGrom
    Rd 2 Cole
    Rd 3 Rizzo

    Then filled in with Albies, Bogaerts, Rosario, Santana, Inciarte, Bieber, Moustakas, Profar, Quintana etc.

    Sort of wish I would have went a hitter in Rd 2, but I love Cole this year and the hitter values were off the charts. I even ended up getting Kepler super late.

    Totally punted catcher so ended up with Cervelli, but Barnhart wasn’t even drafted so may swap them out. My pitching is a little weak at the back end with Eflin, Gray and Chacin, but think I can work the waivers to improve it.

    As always, great post. Definitely helps get your head right going into a H2H draft. Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Great to hear Mickey…

  3. clanders12 says:
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    Thanks so much for putting this resource together. One snag: I imported the file into a Google spreadsheet, but when I made changes to the settings tab I couldn’t get the “update rankings” button to appear. Does it only work in Excel or is there something I’m missing? Thanks again!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Unfortunately I don’t have the answer as I’ve never tried with Google spreadsheet. Let me know if you figure it out…

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Great post….. Josh bell is on my waiver wire . May have to pick him up. Utility players currently are Ramon Laureno, Austin Meadows , Dahl, and Jake bauers … I’ll check the sheets. I like all those guys this year. I’m pitcher heavy I may have to drop from there

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Great post malamoney,. Josh bell is winking at me on the waiver wire. I’ll have to do something about it. I have Dahl, Meadows, Jake bauers, and Ramon laureano at utily / bench . I like all those guys this year. I am currently pitchers heavy. I might have to pull from there instead. I’ll check the sheets

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          Thanks. Keep me posted. If Dahl can stay healthy, he’s going to be valuable in points leagues…

    • Assy says:
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      Same problem. Seems only excel can allow edits to the spreadsheet *huge fucking eye roll* really would’ve loved to use this resource, but haven’t been able to find a solution. Can change numbers in the cells, but this “no changes detected” graphic just sits in the middle of the settings tab. Same problem with google sheets, ispreadsheet, and numbers. Bummer

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        What is your scoring system and league/roster settings?

        Perhaps I can create you a version for your league…

  4. K-Rich says:
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    Huge props for putting this out every year. It’s a big reason I lean razzball over any other site.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Thanks man. We aim to please…

  5. Ryan O'Hara says:
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    10 team dynasty H2h 5×5 OBP

    My Goldy/rendon/ryu for Jose ramirez/josh bell/paddack

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Goldschmidt side…

  6. craig ertrachter says:
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    Hey,

    I’m having trouble making changes in the setting file. Can it not be changed from an iPad?

    Thanks

    Craig

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Never tried on an iPad…

  7. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Have the 12th pick in our redraft league. Hitters are +1 TB, +1 1B, +2 2B, +3 3B, +4 HR, +1 RBI, +1R, +1 SB, +1 BB, -1 SO, -1 CS.

    I’m torn between Machado, Yelich, Freeman, and Rizzo. I’m leaning Yelich since CF is really shallow. Seems like the best value out of those four guys. Obviously Machado is the best player listed, but 3B and SS are pretty deep. What are your thoughts?

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      Altuve may also be there

      • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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        Planning on grabbing a pitcher at 13. Our league drafts pitchers ridiculously fast so i think I may only have verlander, Cole, Nola, kluber, snell to choose from. Maybe yelich at 12 and Altuve at 13 produces the most value and I get pitchers at 36/37?

    • malamoney

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      Without knowing your pitching scoring I can’t get the whole picture. However, it seems that Yelich might not be there at 12. You might be looking at Bregman, JD, Lindor, Altuve and Harper.

      Of the players you mentioned, I rank them as follows: Freeman, Rizzo, Yelich and Machado…

      • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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        +5 W, -5L, +3IP +3QS, +1K, -1BB, -1HA, -2ER

        So no Altuve even though that seems like the best value?

        • malamoney

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          I included Altuve…

  8. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    my draft is this Tuesday and I’m trying to pinpoint a gameplan. It’s a points league in its 11th year, 12 team/12 keeper.

    1,1,1,1,1,INF,4,UTL——3P,5SP,3RP

    H-1
    1B-1
    2B-2
    3B-3
    HR-4
    RBI-2
    R-1
    BB-2
    SB-2
    TB-1

    W-10
    L- -5
    K-2
    IP-0.3
    BB- -1
    ER- -2
    SV- 5
    BS- -3

    My keepers are:
    Freeman
    Moustakas
    Correa
    Segura
    Judge
    Hoskins
    Pham
    Encarnacion

    Syndergaard
    Buehler
    Flaherty
    Taillon

    I have the 2nd overall pick, and am debating on which direction to go with the pick (vlad and robles are owned in someone’s minor league system).

    Let me know what you think, really appreciate the help! Thanks.

    C. Santana
    Peralta
    Smoak
    E Escobar
    Semien
    Brantley
    Schoop
    Hicks
    Polanco
    Winkler
    Kepler
    Mancini

    Hand
    Porcello
    Morton
    E Rod
    Treinen
    Happ
    Hendricks
    Jansen
    Mchugh
    Quintana
    Stripling
    Leclerc

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      With 12 teams each with 12 keepers that really wipes out the board. None of the players you listed excite me, but with 144 players off the board I guess this is the caliber player to expect.

      How is Robles owned as a minor leaguer?

      • Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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        Our league follows the MLB rookie limits 130AB 50IP…so the owner of Robles doesn’t have to use a ML keeper spot on him, he is still eligible as a minor leaguer.

        Based on my keepers, would you target pitching early in the draft or add bats?

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          I think you’re set up to draft whatever you want. I’d be taking the best player available when it’s my turn if I were you…

          • Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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            How high are you on Domingo Santana? Would it be crazy to take him with the 2nd overall over the guys i listed above or is that too much of a reach

            • malamoney

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              Do you mean Carlos Santana?

  9. Chrisjen17 says:
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    Hey @malamoney ! This is great, thanks for getting this together and out.
    I am doing my first ever points league draft tonight(10 team) and will be using your sheet. I did a mock draft and realized that after putting in my league’s custom scoring, the value returned doesn’t track the ESPN ADP remotely close after about round 3.

    I think that this is a huge leg up for me finding guys who are undervalued, but takes some real cajones to be drafting guys with 90 ADP in the 50/50 range. Is that what you recommend doing, or do you think it’s better to try to still land the less valuable players to round out the team and hopefully wait on these undervalued players maybe just a round or two early?

    Also, I have the first pick and will go Trout (have to). After that, what do you think is the best strategy? BPA for a few rounds, SP/SP at the turn, or something else? I worry that the SP’s I get in the 40/41 turn would be pretty low value overall (and your projection sheet supports that). Maybe get one SP at each turn?

    Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      If it’s my turn and let’s say it’s the 5th round and I have pick 41 (as you would) and the best player according to my spreadsheet has an ADP of 90. I would not be picking that player with that pick. I would wait until round 7 (#61) or round 8 (#80). You are pretty certain to get the player in round 7. There’s a chance he’s gone in 8. That’s only 10 picks before his ADP. Remember ADP is an average. 70 and 110 average out to 90. This is where “Draft Score” comes into play. If his true rank is 40, then his draft score will be +50. This means that he’s a 4th rounder. Taking him in the 7th round isn’t such a bad thing. Use both ADP and Rank/Draft Score as a guide.

  10. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Malamoney, Matt Strahm is interesting to me for SPRP reasons. Considering the versatility and occasional double starts. Would you give up Jose LeClerc for him? I also made successful move for Glasnow. I have Alex Reyes, who will have SP/RP eligibility (I understand that I’m betting he eventually gets stretched out for some starts by the second half). Getting these three will give streaming capability within my RP/slots.

    The trade analyzer hates it but none of the tools are set to RP/SP points calculator

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Who are your other RP? How many points for a save vs a win. As a small point of reference I did a brief investigation in the past as to whether it was beneficial to sit a closer in favor of a mid-level SP that has two starts that week. My findings indicated that it was not.

  11. jose says:
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    malamoney!

    Thanks for the updates. Adding that 3 util spot made some minor differences early, but made some more significant ones later in the draft.

    Just curious, how significant of a difference does the draft position make? I’d assume it’s more pronounced the further apart the your comparing. 6 and 8 spots wouldn’t be as different as 2 and 11, right?

    • malamoney

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      After the first few rounds I’m not sure it makes a big difference. There are pros and cons to every draft spot. Personally I prefer to have a middle pick. In 12-team leagues I’d like to have the 6th or 7th pick. Being on (or near) the turn means you get two picks close to each other, but it also means watching a lot of players come off the board before your next set of picks.
      However sometimes being able to grab two players at a time is quite nice.

  12. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Eaton, if healthy, has go to be on the move upwards. Worth the fa grab?

    • malamoney

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      He should have been drafted…

  13. Shivdadaddy says:
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    One thing everyone should keep in mind when using this, players with dual eligibility are judged at which position they help most at. Although Baez kicks ass as a 2B with much draft value, as a SS or 3B he has big time negative draft value. Keep that in mind when drafting a player with multi eligibility.

    • malamoney

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      I disagree with this statement. Baez does not have a negative value (let alone big time negative) at 3B.

      It is true that players are shown on the “Rankings” tab with the position at which they have the most value. The position column is there to show that a player has multi-position eligibility. This is actually a positive. A very good positive…

      • Shivdaddy says:
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        I have him as the #7 3B with a -0.05 Z-score . Kris Bryant is one spot above him at 3B and has -9 draft score. That puts Baez at -20 draft score.

        At SS I have him #6 with a Z-score of .24. That is one spot behind Story who has an even draft score @42. That puts Baez at around a -20 draft score.

        Am I looking at that wrong? I get flexibility is nice, but you are not min/maxing if you have Baez in anything but 2B according to the spreadsheet.

        Lets give the spreadsheet a fun name, its important to not have a fun name.

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          What is your scoring system?

      • Kari R says:
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        Shivdaddy must be playing in a roto/category league rather than a h2h points league.
        We all want a great player who has multi-position eligibility. That is a huge xmas bonus. Clark gets the pool, Ferrari and Christie Brinkley.

        • malamoney

          malamoney says:
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          No Jelly of the Month Club?

          • Kari Rice says:
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            Clark re-gifted jelly to cousin Eddie.

            i am in a h2h points 10 team league. Mother Nature played havoc on draft day. Draft over, the sun came out.
            I am not a Robbie Ray fan.
            Should I pick up Strahm while he is still is a fa over Robbie Ray?

            • malamoney

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              Who are your other pitchers. I don’t love Ray either, but I’ve got to imagine you have someone else you can cut loose?

              Also, what is your scoring system?

              • Kari Rice says:
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                mikolas
                ryu
                lucchesi
                eovaldi
                buehler
                stripling
                hader
                ray
                peacock

                scoring is a standard h2h points league.

                BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point
                ER Earned Runs -1 point
                HA Hits Allowed -1 point
                HB Hit Batsmen -1 point
                INN Innings 3 points
                K Strikeouts (Pitcher) .5 points
                L Losses -5 points
                QS Quality Starts 3 points
                S Saves 7 points
                W Wins 7 points

                • Kari Rice says:
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                  is it really dumb of me to bench j ramirez this period and slot suarez in at 3rd base?
                  i don’t trust j.r. with his injuries.

                  • Kari Rice says:
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                    bad draft. had players in my queue. was rearranging them and didn’t realize mother nature disconnected my wifi. after i finally got back on line for a couple of minutes to see everyone taking my favs (which were still not in order in my queue) and then wifi disconnected again.
                    worst draft ever.
                    i did get bregman, j martinez khris davis

                    • malamoney

                      malamoney says:
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                      I had a nightmare that this happened to me…

                  • malamoney

                    malamoney says:
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                    If Ramirez is in the lineup, you have to start him…

                • malamoney

                  malamoney says:
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                  I’d probably lose Ryu for Strahm…

  14. hotmilk8 says:
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    Hey pitcher keeper recommendation in points league would be appreciated.
    The scoring system
    10 points for win
    5 for QS
    1 point for K
    Loss -5
    Shutout 15 points
    0.5 points per IP
    Nola? or Bauer?
    Thanks a bunch

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      Honestly, it’s a coin toss. I’d go with Bauer.

      On a related note. Why aren’t there any point reductions for hits, walks, earned runs, etc?

  15. JollyRoger says:
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    Malamoney,

    My league this year looks to be heavily weighted towards hitters so I’m just wondering how I should approach the draft with the following score system…..how long should I wait on pitchers?

    H- 1 1B- 1 2B -2 3B- 3 HR- 4 TB-1 R-1 RBI-1 BB-1 K- -1 HBP- 1 SB -1 CS- -1

    W- 5 L- -2 SV- 5 BS- -2 K- 1 IP- 3 HA- -1 ER- -1 BBA- -1 CG- 5 SO-5 PG-5

    So, some of the top hitters start out at 1000+ point projections whereas the top pitchers are around 670-720 points.

    Draft is monday night, thanks in advance!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      I always have more or less the same strategy when it’s my turn to pick. Take the best player available at one of my position’s of need unless there is an obvious player sitting there that must be taken. For example, if you already have two 1B, but Anthony Rizzo is sitting there. Situations like that.

      Also, while batters are projected much higher, keep in mind that you still need to start four or five of them. And so do the rest of the teams. So yes, most hitters are going to out score most pitchers, but it’s not only about the difference between hitters and pitchers. It comes down to your pitchers vs your opponents pitchers. Same for each position which explains why Realmuto is ranked so high. By having the top player at a position you gain an advantage over everyone else at the position…

      • JollyRoger says:
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        Thanks malamoney!

  16. Shivdaddy says:
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    How you feeling about Lindor? I have him #20 with your custom rankings. I am debating him or Cole @ #17 overall if JD and Altuve are not there. Im trying to hit a homerun and get rizzo @ 32 overall. My first pick will be deGrom/Sale/Verlander.

    Thanks

    • malamoney

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      What are the keeper rules? Where does my sheet rank them?

      I love both of them, but I’d be leaning Lindor…

  17. Doug says:
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    I wanted to stop by and mention that it works fine for me with LibreOffice Calc. It’s free and plays nice with the spreadsheet, though it seems I have to save it in .ods format to get the “calculate rankings” button to work upon closing and reopening. YMMV.

    Also, thanks for this! Just did my “for fun” draft with friends from work, and I think I did really well! It’s a wacky format; most of our guys play fantasy football and couldn’t care less about baseball:

    10 team H2H, 26 man rosters, limit 7 SP’s, limit 3 RP’s, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, DH, UT, 3SP, 1RP active.

    Batting points as follows: 1B: 1, 2B:2, 3B:3, HR:4, RBI:1, BB:1, SB:1, K:-1, also (sigh): 5 points for a cycle, 4 points for a grand slam, a point for a game-winning rbi, a point for team win, and -1 for a team loss (I just ignored those for drafting purposes).

    For pitching, it was IP:3, K:1, W:3, L:-2, SV:2, HA:-1, BBA:-1, ER:-1, also one point for a complete game, another if it’s a no-no, 5 points for a perfect game, a point for a pitcher’s team win (what?) and minus 1 if the pitcher’s team lost.

    I drafted 8th in a snake draft and came away with: 1-deGrom, 2-Bregman, 3-Bauer, 4-Rizzo, 5-Berrios, 6-Murphy, 7-Taillon, 8-S. Marte, 9-Brantley, 10-Cruz, 11-Hader, 12-Moustakas, 13-D. Jansen, 14-Kepler, 15-LeClerc, 16-Peacock, 17-Winker, 18-Peraza, 19-K. Marte, 20-Bell, 21-Markakis, 22-Kikuchi, 23-Hampson, 24-Voit, 25-Brinson, 26-Astudillo

    I went a little off the rails the last few rounds, but it’s a fun, semi-shallow league, so I thought I’d take some flyers on a few unproven guys, and flip the under-performers for pitching down the road.

    If you’re still reading this, you don’t have folk legend Willians Astudillo listed on your sheet. Does he really project that badly?

    Thanks again!

    • malamoney

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      Thanks for the update. Astudillo was an accidental omission…

  18. jose says:
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    malamoney! Thank you for the draft kit! Used it for what up front seems like a solid team. We have a super complicated scoring system (that is completely awesome) and this was a huge help!

    Thanks for updating to include 3 util spots. I will probably run some keeper trade questions by you today if I get the time. I have a glut of 3b and LF that needs moved for a CF. I’m also considering trading Goldschmidt away for an elite CF. I have Freeman rostered as well.

    Thanks again!

  19. jose says:
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    malamoney! Thank you for the draft kit! Used it for what up front seems like a solid team. We have a super complicated scoring system (that is completely awesome) and this was a huge help!

    Thanks for updating to include 3 util spots. I will probably run some keeper trade questions by you today if I get the time. I have a glut of 3b and LF that needs moved for a CF. I’m also considering trading Goldschmidt away for an elite CF. I have Freeman rostered as well.

    Thanks again!

    • malamoney

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      You got it. Sounds good…

      • jose says:
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        League details and trade thoughts at the bottom.

        Here’s the scoring rundown:

        Hitters:
        1B: 2
        2B: 2
        3B: 3
        HR: 5
        Extra Base Hit: 2
        R: 2
        RBI: 3
        Game Winning RBI (weird, I know): 2
        BB: 1
        K: -2
        HBP: 2
        SB: 3
        CS: -1
        Ground Into DP: -2
        Cycle: 50
        Grand Slam: 25

        Pitching:
        IP: 3
        Hit Allowed: -1
        ER: -2
        HR allowed: -5
        BB: -1
        K: 3
        W: 5
        L: -5
        SV: 5
        BS: -4
        Hold: 4
        CG: 10
        Shutout: 20
        No Hitter: 40
        Perfect Game: 50

        I realize that’s a lot to digest and some of that is unpredictable, but thought I’d go ahead and throw it all out there.

        It’s a 10 team H2H points league. Can keep your whole 25 man roster with no restrictions. Rosters are 1 of every position (LF, CF, RF – not OF) and 3 util slots. Can roster 9 SP with 7 slots and 6 RP with 4 slots.

        Roster: D. Jansen, Freeman, Albies, Bryant, T Turner, Acuna, Herrera, Betts, Goldschmidt, J Turner, Jimenez (Bench: E Suarez & M Brantley)

        Pitching: deGrom, Syndergaard, Morton, Berrios, E Rodriguez, Bieber, Stroman, E Diaz, Doolittle, Woodruff, Morrow (to DL once eligable and will fill in with another SP streaming)

        I consider the league relatively shallow: Most teams stream 2-4 starting pitchers a week. I haven’t carried a C in two years and may ultimately drop Jansen in order to carry another RP.

        I’d like to only carry one bench bat, but have struggled to find any takers on my surplus hitters in LF and 3B. I’ve tried to move Brantley, Suarez, and J Turner with no luck. We’re close to STL and thought maybe I’d go big and try to trade Goldschmidt, but have had trouble valuing him. Freeman has a lower floor in our league due to K rate is why I decided to go with Goldschmidt of the two. Looking to get a CF out of the trade.

        Would it be short sighted to trade for Harper who would most likely lose CF eligability in 2020 and I’d be back in the same position I’m in now?

        Would a straight trade of Benintendi be good? I’d have to drop one of Eloy, Brantley, or Jimenez since Beninitendi is LF primary. We can only carry 3 of any one hitters position.

        Similar concers with Blackmon moving positions.

        Already had a Trout proposal turned down and done think a Yelich proposal would go through either.

        Springer would be other option, but I’m not high on him. What’s your opinion.

        • malamoney

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          First of all any league where a catcher is technically rendered unnecessary has some underlying problems. I prefer two catcher spots to reinforce the position. But that’s besides the point.

          Dropping Eloy or Brantley??? That’s a terrible idea.

          You’re not going to get Blackmon or Benintendi for Goldschmidt straight up and I wouldn’t give up Goldy for Springer.

          One thing to keep in mind when trying to figure out a trade is what is the exchange in active points. And by active points I mean the points that you will get from the players in your active lineup. Replacing Brantley with Benintendi will net you an extra 100 points or so based on your scoring system and my projections. Spread that out over 20 weeks and you are getting about 5 extra points per week.

          Keep in mind that when you receiver players in a trade you are displacing players that are currently in your starting lineup. So your net gain is the difference between the new player and the player being replaced…

          • jose says:
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            Fair enough on the catcher front. That particular strategy, in this league, really depends on the depth of guys who have a main position designation of RP, but actually are SP. With SP being capped at 9 on the roster and 7 SP slots, teams will use their max of 6 RP roster slots and 4 RP starting slots to get an extra start or two in for the weekly matchup. If you don’t have a top 5 catcher, but have a RP,SP that averages 15+ points per outing, most weeks you come out ahead with the RP, SP.

            I wouldn’t just drop Brantley or Eloy, but no one wants to trade for Brantley and my LF roster space is full with 3 of them. I also can’t get anyone to trade for J Turner of E Suarez.

            The problem, in my mind, is that while almost all of my guys are better players than are on waivers, Just letting them sit on the bench doesn’t score me any points either. Maybe I’ll pivot to tryinig to trade Goldschmidt for a SP and just ride out the CF waiver wire.

            • malamoney

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              You gotta keep trying to find a trade that works then…

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