We have another week’s worth of draft data (eight more leagues) to work with and about two weeks left of the Razzball Commenters League draft season. We have plenty of spots to fill, including a league drafting THURSDAY NIGHT @10 PM ET, click the link to join and draft tonight! We have a couple of money leagues with spots to fill this weekend as well. Go get that money (some of which might be mine if we need more managers come draft time)! The sign-up sheet is linked at the end of this article, just scroll down and you’ll see all the open leagues. While you’re here, we can dive into our RCL ADP and see what Razzball Commenters are drafting so far; handy info for these upcoming drafts.
This week we’re going to look at Razzball’s favorite SAGNOF specialists and where you can draft some late steals and saves. For steals, we’ll take a look at every player that Grey has projected for more than 20 SBs. For Saves, I’ll just grab as many closers and potential closers as I can think of. If I miss a name, feel free to open up the RCL ADP SPREADSHEET that I maintain for all of your viewing pleasure. I’ve seen plenty of anonymous animals with that spreadsheet open and I’d consider it a great resource during your RCL drafts. You can also just copy out the data to your own Excel sheet and use it in your own War Room if that tickles your fancy. Enjoy and deity of choice speed.
WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ NFBC ADP
We’ve got RCL ADP! Here’s a list from our 15 league sample of some players whose ADPs I was curious about and some general notes.
|Ronald Acuna Jr.||30||3.07||1||6|
|Michael Harris II||25||30.47||25||42|
|Bobby Witt Jr.||24||17.27||11||23|
I am VERY curious about what 2023 holds for us in terms of steals. Limited pickoffs, pitch clock, bigger first base…we could have a dozen players going full Ricky Henderson. This list has grown significantly, last season Grey only had 19 players projected for more than 20 steals.
Jake McCarthy is my favorite target of this bunch. I’m on record saying I think he could lead the NL in steals and I’ve been trying to nab him wherever I can. I would love some Corbin Carroll action as well, but I haven’t been able to land him yet as his price soars.
Vaughn Grissom is a later-round target I’ve been landing many places as well, but Myles Straw and Adalberto Mondesi could provide those who wait…too long with some needed late speed.
For saves, I grabbed everyone that Grey has projected for more than 10 saves:
I feel like I say this every year, but the closer market just seems volatile as all heck this year. There’s the top 13 (and even then I only REALLY trust about 8) or so that it seems like you can count on for saves and then, it’s just a mess. Now that free agency is up and running, these projections are going to be fluid. It only takes one veteran signing to ruin a closer dream. My suggestion? Grab a good closer early and then spam the bottom of the barrel and hope you hit on a few.
We only have two weeks of data, but even with 15 leagues, there’s enough to take a look at some recent trends.
|PLAYER||ADP (2/28-3/6)||ADP (3/7-3/13)||DIFF|
|PLAYER||ADP (2/28-3/6)||ADP (3/7-3/13)||DIFF|
Jordan Walker is getting the most helium in his ADP. This could be due to Grey’s recent adoption…of Jordan Walker as his father.
It’s interesting that Harper’s price has fallen despite decent news on his recovery. Eflin and McCarthy’s change is also interesting considering where I’ve taken them in my own leagues. I’ll gladly buy that dip.
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1 spot open in $20 RCL 37 drafting tonight.
It has been filled.
Truss – I got an email from Fantrax re: making Ohtani 2 separate players. Will this option take effect for RCL leagues this year?
Nope! We like him as one!
Let’s make him 4 players!
Thanks for providing the RCL ADP data so far. This is my first year in an RCL league (or using Fantrax for that matter), and I was getting frustrated trying to figure out the best ADP data to use.
My pleasure! Welcome! Hope you have fun!
Asked this to Grey a week or so ago and was told to ask you instead: do you and/or Vin know whether we’ve had an overall RCL champion come from an early draft league (as in drafted ~first week)? I imagine injuries may make it difficult … but there is also some chance you could land some prospects very cheaply (as you point out in this article).
Thanks for the write-up (and organizing the RCLs)!
hmm, that would take some digging….but last year, Wake finished second overall and it was so close he easily could have won. He drafted that team on March 5th and picked Julio Rodriguez up off waivers after Vin dropped him as a 23rd round pick….sorry, Vin.
Gee, I had forgotten all about that.
And, it was the 24th round.
No need to add to your long task list! Wake’s performance would probably answer my question had he drafted JulRod in 23rd/24th … Was curious and thought you or Vin might know of an example off the top of your head. Thanks!
Love the data from the RCLs. Keep it coming. One suggestion on the biggest risers and fallers… Since a difference of 20 spots after pick 200 is pretty meaningless, maybe focus more on the top 200, even if the pick difference is 10-15. That might be more meaningful.
Fair! I’ll focus more on the top next week! Thanks for the kind words and feedback.
Agree with this aaaand the above post – love the idea, but don’t want to make more work for you. I love seeing how our draft compares to other RCL drafts.
I drafted Eflin in the 15th round and will look every bit of the genius I am as a Razzball reader BUT it is ten rounds earlier than anyone else, so my pick alone lowers his early ADP by dozens of picks. He’d have more helium, but as you can tell by the squeaky voice this is typed in, I inhaled all his helium.
If people are waiting three more picks to get their hands on my beloved Yordan because of his YorHands, well that probably means more to people around the turn than me cleverly drafting Eflin a full one hundred spots earlier than ADP…… unless he’s one of your guys, darn it I see both sides. I’ll see myself out. Thanks for the spreadsheet.
Haha, loved this journey! Thanks for the kind words!
The silly season is just about to begin. Will Walker and Carroll go in the third round by the end of draft season? Who will get hurt next?
Great roundup, Truss
Thanks! At this rate….probably, haha