While the 2nd basemen to target is a necessary evil like changing your underwear. This post, well, have you seen the top 20 shortstops for 2022 fantasy baseball? Dude, why did you not draft one of the glorious top top TOP guys? Did you show up late to your draft because you were delayed by having to wear pants? Unlike previous years, I’m hopeful that everyone owns at least one shortstop prior to getting to the sleepers in this post, and likely two. Top shortstops are the bee’s knees, and bees have knees; I’m a scientist. This is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Lichtenstein) supplement to the top 20 shortstops for 2022 fantasy baseball.  The players listed have a draft rank after 200 on other sites.  Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2022 projections. Anyway, here’s some shortstops to target for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Psyche! Just dropped this season’s first Buy/Sell to our Patreon. Get it early by signing up there. Anyway II, shortstops to target for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Amed Rosario (ESPN 213, Yahoo 233) Here’s one where I’m actually more in-line with Yahoo’s thinking than the drafters at NFBC, who are taking Amed about 50 spots prior. He went 11/13/.282 last year in 141 games. His ground ball rate is laughably high and his fly balls are, you guessed it, the opposite. His Hard Contact is so weak it’s like he hits everything with a wet noodle. But speed is speed is speed.

Gio Urshela (Yahoo 244, ESPN unranked, NFBC 268) The easy way to go about this post is to point out why no one likes a certain guy, because that’s legion when it comes to Urshela. The first thing you need to think about with all “target” posts is these guys aren’t my first option. This is what happens when shizz goes sideways. The good stuff is, Urshela’s swing was fundamentally flawed last year, but was better in years past, so he just needs to fix that to get to a 20+ homer guy, and he has the contact to hit .300. Again, if he fixes his swing, but it took me 25 seconds to pinpoint his issue, so you’d think the Twins or him would know.

Gavin Lux (Yahoo 247, ESPN unranked, NFBC 225) I’m at the Grand Lux Cafe, ordering a Chinese Chicken Salad and an MI who can go 10/5/.250. Screaming to the people in my party, “Is this not the place where they make a special sauce, which is just soy and spicy, at your table?” And them telling me I’m thinking of P.F. Chang’s. Then me saying, “I wonder if Pretty F***ing Chang’s could outproduce Lux in fantasy.” So, yeah, I’m not a big fan of Lux and he’s squeezed for playing time, but Justin Turner’s on his last leg, Muncy’s on his last elbow and Bellinger’s on everyone’s last nerve.

Jonathan Villar (Yahoo 281, ESPN unranked, NFBC 279) So, I left out guys who I’ve covered before in the 2nd basemen or 1st basemen to target posts. I tell you this to point out, these shortstops, while sad, aren’t quite as sad as they appear. There’s a few more guys — like, say, Josh Rojas — who I would target late who have shortstop eligibility, but they’re just not listed here. Am I telling you this so you react more favorably to this post, or am I just stalling because I have nothing to say on Villar? Who’s to say! So, honestly, I don’t know if Villar has a starting job. I don’t think he should, but that means nothing. With a starting job, it’s hard to picture Villar not doing what he always does, a 15/15/.250-type year.

Didi Gregorius (Yahoo 312, ESPN unranked, NFBC 439) “Find someone more exciting than Jonathan Villar is what you’re tasking me with? Huh?!” That’s me screaming at the heavens. So, here ya go, because you asked for it: 24/5/.250 is Didi’s projections if he stays healthy and fends off Bryson Stott. 17/6/.250 is Gavin Lux’s projections if he stays healthy and actually plays. Sure, Lux has more upside in theory, but I don’t play in any “in theory” leagues.

David Fletcher (Yahoo 315, NFBC 331) Ya know what’s funny, but not in a haha way? Last preseason, everyone was like, “Grey, you are so freakin’ handsome, and what do you think of David Fletcher? He seems like a lock for .300.” Those people have disappeared. The people who are fetch for Fletcher are nil. He still kinda seems like a .300 hitter to me, he has 15 steal speed, and…well, he never had anything else ever. Runs maybe if he were leading off, but Ohtani will be. By the by, ESPN has David Fletcher ranked 189 overall, in front of Javier Baez, Luis Urias, and countless others. I’d roll my eyes, but who would hear me?

Paul DeJong (Yahoo 323, ESPN unranked, NFBC 450) As I went over in my NL DH series that I titled: The NL DH Series, the “the” for clarification purposes, Colonel Mustard might see the Cards’ DH at-bats, or, as is more likely, the Cards won’t hit their head, get amnesia and decide to let DeJong DH for 500 at-bats. If they do though, the Colonel might hit 25+ homers (and .210). (The Cards added Corey Dickerson since, but the Cards may still decide Col. Mustard is better than Dickerson’s mayo.)

Oneil Cruz (Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked, NFBC 222) If you’ve played around with the Fantasy Baseball War Room, you see Rudy is very high on Cruz, but no higher than Cruz is on himself. He’s like seven-feet tall. One Kudos chocolatey bar to Rudy, because I like Cruz too. Maybe not quite as high as him — have I mentioned his height? — but Cruz hits the ball very hard, has speed and should sit somewhere in the top three in the Pirates’ order. Way more so than Tsutsugo, as I’ve seen listed some places. Plus, Cruz was already called up, so hopefully the Pirates only manipulate his service time for a week or two. Also, here’s my Oneil Cruz fantasy.

Bryson Stott (NFBC 508, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) A few weeks ago, I started targeting Bryson Stott in deep leagues. How do you know if you’re in a deep enough league? The easiest way to understand if your league’s deep enough is if you don’t know if your league is deep, it’s not deep. People in deep leagues know they’re in deep leagues. Phils went out and got Schwarber, Castellanos, and Knebel. A team that is going for it won’t send a better bat to the minors for long, if Didi is shitty.

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swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
4 months ago

OBP utility for a weekly league. Gimenez or Belt?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks buddy! Looking forward to opening day! All that lockout news was frustrating AF.

Jason
Jason
4 months ago

Grey: I have two questions. I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed league (both AVG and OPS league).

1) For 1B, I have Josh Bell. Would you recommend I pick up Votto instead?
.. or as a backup?

2) Would you recommend picking up Adell in a 10 team league?

Here are some other names available:
Adolis Garcia
Benintendi
Blackmon
Rosario
Schwindel
Pollock
Schoop
Jesus Agilar
Randal Grichuk
Nathaniel Lowe
Miguel Sano
Wil Myers

Los locos
Los locos
4 months ago

Grey, draft thoughts? I’m in a 10 team keeper league. We keep 7 players. So 70 players kept.

Would you draft Hader and Hendricks back to back?

Albies
Lindor
Jimenez
tatis

Giolito
Lynn
Peralta

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 months ago

Lindor is looking like Lindor in spring. Think he’s back?

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

Hey Grey! Going into my next keeper draft with a pricey but killer 7 bats + need to pick my last keeper, who will be a SP. Not many top pitchers in the draft, and I’ll be cash poor, so my goal is to nap a Berrios / Morton type ideally and play in the back end guys we all like (I’m usually successful in finding the waiver wire gems during the season).

Anyway, my keeper options are $4 Clevinger $4 Sale (throwing early next week) and $3 Bassitt.

Who’s the guy you’d keep in this situation?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

Tied to this – if I wanted to punt all 3 SP options, I could trade my $13 Eloy keeper for a $10 Giolito and $3 Walsh….

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
4 months ago

Hey Grey –

Keeper question for you. Looking to keep one of these pitchers in the rounds indicated. Already keeping Ray as a 19th rounder. Here are the other options:

Sale -21st
Gausman – 7th
Montas – 15th
McClanahan – 10th
Mahle – 13th
Valdez – 7th

What would you advise?

Thanks,
Jeff

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

Going forward with keepers keep 5, 12 team. Which 2 would you rather keep from these 3. Tyler oniell India or story?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 months ago

RCL league

MI spot, hold Miranda or drop for Lopez, Giminez, Hernandez, Pena, Rojas, Dejong.

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 months ago

14 team 6×6 category (including SV + HLD and QS + W) auction $260 budget

Keepers: $15 Tatis, $13 Alcantara, $9 Mullins, $5 McClanahan, $5 Manoah, $1 J Rodriguez

Obviously my pitching keepers are stronger than my hitting keepers, especially with the Tatis injury, so with only $48 dollars used on my keepers, how would you budget the remaining $212 between hitting, starting pitching, and relievers. Thanks!

Aryeh
Aryeh
4 months ago

Ok second team keeper question! This one is a 5×5 OBP H2H, 12 team auction keeper league. 5 keepers, here are my options:

Matt Olson $22
Carlos Correa $18
Lance Lynn $18
Ryan Mountcastle  $6
Marcus Stroman  $6
Justin Turner  $4
Tyler O’Neill  $4
Luis Gil  $3
Josiah Gray  $3
Brandon Belt  $3
Jo Adell  $3
Edward Cabrera  $3

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Cruz sent to AAA exactly as I expected. The pirates are the poster child for what is wrong with baseball.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
4 months ago

I can’t wait for the made up injury to keep him down even longer to avoid more backlash. I say 2-3 weeks for that next announcement.

Will
Will
Reply to  toolshed
4 months ago

Was just about to post this. A pox on the Pirates, I hope Cruz comes up after 3 weeks and wins RoTY so he gets a year of service time anyway.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

If the Pirates are really dedicated to screwing him they’ll keep him down long enough to prevent him from getting enough MLB at bats to qualify for RoTY votes. The top 2 finishers in RoTY in each league get the year of service time. I can see the Pirates being that cheap.

primetime
primetime
4 months ago

Grey, did you have a fantasy rookies write up for Cruz (Pirates)?

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Grey
I have a keeper question in a 11 team mixed
Which guys would you keep

Ketel Marte $31
Harison Bader $6
Bobby Dalbec $6
Joey Votto $6
Ke’Bryan Hayes $19
Vidal Brujan $6
Brandon Marsh $6

Thanks Grey

primetime
primetime
4 months ago

Grey,

Reviewing your Sleepers from beginning of season I know you like L Urias and Baz, both injured. You still in on Urias or is he now a WW claim?

Toro was a sleeper, however Mariners made trades.
Vaughn dealing with hip issue. Any other guys you like to substitute Toro?

Are you still onboard with your other guys from from earlier this year.?

I am in a keeper league, so I am still on Baz and Vauhghn regardless. I’ll draft both and IR them.

I’m in a 10 team OBP league and guys Witt, JRod, Torkelson and Kelenic were kept.

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

Who do you think closes for reds? Art Warren?

I am the walrus
I am the walrus
4 months ago

Grey. Keep hearing Kirk is getting time at DH and roster resource also lists him as the DH. Your rankings have him for 277 AB’s . So what do you think here?

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

If b Rogers wasn’t benched for Ian Desmond for 5 years he would be a top ten ss lol.

Question my keepers are ohtani hitter tucker Freeman story.

Deciding between Olson an

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Eddie
4 months ago

Deciding between India and Olson . Thinking about trading Olson for a round 2 which is around 84 96 overall . And keep India. What do you think?

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Eddie
4 months ago

12 team keep 5

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

Thanks for another great piece Grey!

Who’s your fav or favs IL stash(es) to draft and open up streaming spots?

Dooby Scoo
Dooby Scoo
4 months ago

Weird league setup: 7 keepers. I have Walker and Scherzer.

What round would you take your next pitcher?

William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago

In the last pod you guys talked about the difference between Steamer, Rudy’s, and Grey’s projections – specifically when it came to pitchers… what was the explanation again? I vaguely remember it had something to do with how they estimate the projected innings or something

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

ok thanks! I wanted a refresher cause I was talking to someone about Steamer and how I remember to not use it for pitchers because of something you said in your pod.

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
4 months ago

I am pretty interested in Adolis and Adell as late round source of power. Which of these dudes has a higher ceiling? I see Adolis is lower ranked, has Adell’s spring training changed this?

Welcome back fantasy baseball!

bigbear
bigbear
4 months ago

Luzardo yowza… Gore… Rumor has Ed Cabrera is sporting a sinker now. ST helium or legit for each of them?

Aryeh
Aryeh
4 months ago

Need help picking 4 keepers – here are my options (with the round I’d get to pick them at in the snack draft) Help please!

Tyler O’Neill 26
Emmanuel Clase 28
Alek Manoah 28
Logan Webb 27
Logan Gilbert 28
Ranger Suarez 28
Jo Adell 28
Kevin Gausman 13
Jesus Sanchez 28
Corbin Burnes 4
Matt Olson 5

Aryeh
Aryeh
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks Grey! Oneil, Burnes and Olsen were my locks too so happy you confirmed that. I couldn’t wrap my brain around Gilbert/Webb/Manoah, they all blend together. Plus Gausman is good value for where I’d get him and Suarez is a potential sleeper pick.My brain was starting to hurt.

Aryeh
Aryeh
Reply to  Aryeh
4 months ago

Snack draft? Facepalm

Last edited 4 months ago by Aryeh
Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura
4 months ago

Hi Grey – love the content and info. Keeper question here in 12 team H2H categories league with OBP and QS as opposed to AVG and Wins. Potential keepers are India for $1, Votto for $1, McClanahan for $1, and Semien for $11. Looking for best value at those price points. Thanks!

Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura
Reply to  Ace Ventura
4 months ago

I am a stupid person. Sorry. I have to pick 3 out of the 4 to keep. Which three offer the best value at those prices.

Sport
Sport
4 months ago

If you were trying to dump Jazz for a certain reason, would you take Franmil straight up?

Thank you!

Anson Wells
Anson Wells
4 months ago

No Jeremy Peña?

Anson Wells
Anson Wells
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks…I just caught your reply about him a few comments above.

Can you rank these lower tier pitchers in my dynasty pts league for me?
Ryu/Hendricks/Pablo Lopez/Detmers/McGill/Urquidy

Anson Wells
Anson Wells
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Gegill
FRACK!
Tylor MeGill
Autocorrect once cost me a girl too

NJW
NJW
4 months ago

Grey,

Have quick questions on 3 different pitchers…here goes nothing.

  • Carlos Rodon – you felt understandably hesitant after the shoulder and velocity drop last year…any mild changes in opinion given the multi-year contract San Fran felt comfortable enough to give him, and the high 90s in Spring?
  • Jesus Luzardo – thoughts on him as a sleeper? I know…don’t overreact to Spring, but he’s a 300+ ADP and the velocity is up and the secondaries look good.
  • Last one, Carlos Carrasco. Definitely not someone I want to “rely” on, but how do you feel about him as a bench guy? Last year was marred by injuries, and he had the leukemia year in 2019. Apart from those, he has been remarkably consistent. I realize this one is more of a stretch, but is this is a dart throw you would make in the 300+ range?
NJW
NJW
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Appreciate the input! I’ve read your work enough that I think I often know your answer to my stupid question before I even send it, haha. I think I knew you’d be iffy on Carrasco.

I agree on the first 2 – if Rodon slips I may draft him and trade him before that fateful injury occurs. Luzardo just seems like there is too much talent not to take the stab at it that late.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 months ago

I heard McCutchen saying Miller is his favorite park to hit in. 23 HR in only 308 PAs there. OPS in the .900 range. Should get plenty ABs. If he were to go off would he qualify for Zombino status?

Listening to the Red Sox Pirates and the radio guys are raving about Mitch Keller.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Hadn’t noticed the rating thing.

Deryl
Deryl
4 months ago

FML, it must be lame to have to answer all these “rate my team” posts.

With that being said, please rate my team!

12-team 5×5 keeper

C-Vazquez
1b- Olson
2b-India
3b-Machado
Ss-Tatis
Of1-Tucker
Of2-LouBob
Of3-Eloy
Of4-Avisail
Util-France

Sp-Webb
Sp-Morton
Sp-Manoah
Sp-Cease
Sp-Baz (I know, I know…)
Sp-Ra. Suarez
Rp-S. Barlow
Rp-Trivino

Bench: Adell, J. Ryan, Rob Suarez, J. Pena, CJ Abrams

Think my pitching is good enough? Got priced out of the SS market, so I know having to rely on Pena until FTJ returns is less than ideal.

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Hoffmann
Hoffmann
4 months ago

Grey or anyone else, how would you make this team better? 18-team dynasty 6×6 (ops/holds). Who would you move?

C Murphy (OAK)
1 Olson
2 Edman
S Seager
3 Devers
I Correa
L Teoscar
C Verdugo
R Soto
O Reyes
U LeMahieu
B Kirilloff, Brujan, Melendez
N Volpe, Leon, Grissom

S Woodruff, Ray, Urias, Peralta, Rogers, Flaherty, Gilbert, Keller, May*

R Clase, Romano, Sewald, Giles, Colome, Sims, Crochet

I’m set up pretty well for near and long term. Just looking for a little pro advisement.

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Unfortunately, my 10-team staffs do not look like this.

Fleeced
Fleeced
4 months ago

Which one out of Murphy, Zunino, Kelly or Kirk?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Hi Grey…good to see you in Las Vegas. I hope it went well. MacKenzie Gore? Drop $10Luzardo,$3Houck,$10Kimbrel, or $2Ober for him just to have him the next 3 years at $10? Look forward to you posting your Main Event team. Thanks!

Todd Time
Todd Time
4 months ago

I’ve awoken from my baseball slumber and have to select three keepers by the end of the day. Your thoughts, good sir?:

-Ramirez $47
-Albies $31
-Alvarez $27
-Henriks $10
-Walsh $5

…leaning Alvarez, Henriks, and Walsh, but I’ve done no research this year so could use some help from my ole bud Grey.

ellis
ellis
4 months ago

Best choice for backup/2nd catcher: Stassi Narvaez Kelly

thank you!

Ryan741
Ryan741
4 months ago

Grey, need your opinion in a H2H points league. I need to get a little more depth as I’m pretty light in a couple spots. Would you trade Devers for either Judge/Hoskins or Bryant/Morton? I need 2 bats, but if I trade for Morton, I have a deal where I can trade JV for Eloy and get 2 bats that way. Which deal would you go with, or stand pat?

Ryan741
Ryan741
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

How about Yordan/McMahon for Devers?

southside dom
southside dom
4 months ago

Hey Grey, welcome back!!

Looking for help finalizing my keepers in a dynasty H2H league. Our league only starts 10 hitters (each position plus a DH), 5 SP, and 2 RP—so streaming is viable.

This is what I have currently:

1.      1B J. Abreu
2.      2B T. Turner
3.      SS T. Anderson
4.      OF L. Robert
5.      OF G. Springer
6.      SP Z. Wheeler
7.      SP B. Woodruff
8.      SP K. Gausman
9.      SP S. Bieber
10.   SP A. Manoah
11.   SP T. Rogers

If you agree on those, could you rank your top 3 of the below:

Eovaldi (103), Votto (105), Bassitt (108), Rendon (114), Adolis (118), Haniger (120), Rosario (122), Moncada (143)

Debating between a corner man or an arm. I’ve got some decent bats in my minors (Adell, Kelenic Hayes, Bohm), not as many pitchers 

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
4 months ago

What say you Razzball Lords to the following team in a Yahoo draft (no cracks about Yahoo 5×5 roto). I could not believe that Devers fell to me at 21st pick so decided to grab him even though I started with Ramirez at #3 after Turner and Bichette went.

c-Varsho
1b-Goldschmidt
2b -Jazz Chisholm
ss – ONeil Cruz
3b – Jose Ramirez
of – Judge, Mountcastle, Seiya Suziki
util – Devers, Nelson Cruz
bench – Riley Greene, Julio Rodriguez, Myles Straw

sp – Peralta, Cease, Bassit, Mahle, Joe Ryan, Luzardo
rp – Raisel Iglesias, Gregory Soto, Joe Barlow, Anthony Bender

Thanks!

Donslaughtonslaught
Donslaughtonslaught
Reply to  edietrich1962
4 months ago

I forgot how shallow Yahoo’s default roster is. You are going to need a SS for a bit; Cruz isn’t going to start the year in the majors because Pirates. In a league with that few starting hitters I would personally want a better OF2 than Mountcastle, but it makes sense it ended up that way when you filled UTIL early.

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

12 teams 5×5 roto

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
4 months ago

Grey

I have no questions today. I just wanted you to know how fortunate a decision you made when you went from the east coast to the west coast. I live in the state you used to romp around in ( New Jersey )
Back in December I put in for this week off with vacation time. I had figured I could spend my time doing yard work in the warming spring weather while enjoying the opening week of MLB games.
well, we all know what happened with the first week of games, so I tried to look at the bright side and figured at least I could get my outside the house work done. As I sit here typing this the temp is in the twenties with 20mph winds. Yesterday we had snow squalls in the afternoon. The one day this week where the weather warms up it will rain all day. Timing is everything ( or nothing depending on perspective ) . To top off the timing thing, come home Sunday afternoon from a draft , switch on the MLB network, and watch the highlights of Vaugn being carted off the field. ( Of course I have multiple shares of him ) .
Anyways, sorry to litter the comments with my whining, but most of my original vacation plans are gone and the Razzball site is one of the few things that alleviate my boredom. On the bright side of this, at least you now have another reason to be happy and grateful because your sitting in the sunshine sipping boba and not freezing your razzballs off on the east coast.

P.S. Turns out I do have a question, but it is perhaps a question for April Gray. Will you be putting out your predictions ( with the rest of the razz writers ) on things like world series winners, mvp,s, cy young winners, etc like you do every season? I love seeing everyone’s thoughts on these things all condensed in the same article.

As always, thanks in advance and later, when you open your freezer up to get some ice , or frozen Boba, may it trigger some ( hopefully happy ) memories of your back in the day times in Jersey.

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
4 months ago

Great article! I’m in a deep CBS league and these deep sleepers help a ton.

I have at 10 team roto draft on Thurs. I’m drafting Soto at 1 (bichette and turner kept) and keeping Devers at 20. Hoping LouBob comes back to me but i’m not confident that happens. If not, given a build of Devers and Soto, would you prefer Wander at 21 or should I follow rankings and go with Yordan?

Seth
Seth
4 months ago

NL-only league, 5×5, draft on Sunday. I’m looking to come out of my draft 90/10 hitting/pitching. I have two cheap SP keepers in F Peralta and S Alcantara, and given the depth of pitching I’m planning on waiting many rounds before I spend any budget on SPs again. My question to you is: what range of SPs would you recommend jumping back in for? In other words, given my two “aces,” who are some names that you think represent the right wait before picking up an SP3? Thanks!

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks! Would you mind translating “Eovaldi range” for a guy who only speaks NL-only? :) We talking, like, Ranger Suarez/Patrick Corbin/Taijuan Walker/Kyle Gibson, or we talking more like Josiah Gray/Carlos Carrasco/Wade Miley/Alex Cobb? Just trying to get an idea of how long I can wait, given that I have two ostensible #1s…

Jockey Jim Palmer
Jockey Jim Palmer
4 months ago

Have an auction draft this weekend and can keep up to 6 players on the below list. I’m thinking Tucker, Chisholm, Vaughn, Giolito, Bieber, and Kopech. Am I missing value in someone else that should be kept (ie Adames)? Lose one of the pitchers (Kopech?) and keep an extra hitter? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Players salary
Willson Contreras C | CHC 19
Jake Cronenworth 1B,2B,SS | SD 6
Kolten Wong 2B | MIL 6
Yoan Moncada 3B | CHW 12
Eugenio Suarez 3B,SS | SEA 24
Jazz Chisholm 2B,SS | MIA 10
Josh Donaldson 3B | NYY 7
Andrew Benintendi OF | KC 10
Brandon Marsh OF | LAA 15
Jorge Soler OF | MIA 13
Kyle Tucker OF | HOU 11
Christian Yelich OF | MIL 54
Willy Adames SS | MIL 10
Andrew Vaughn OF | CHW 9
Kyle Lewis OF | SEA 14
Seth Beer 1B | ARI 15
Jorge Mateo OF | BAL 10
Adley Rutschman C | BAL 13
Shane Bieber P,SP | CLE 19
Luis Garcia P,SP | HOU 10
Lucas Giolito P,SP | CHW 15
Joe Ryan P,SP | MIN 15
Ian Kennedy P,RP | ARI 10
Jordan Romano P,RP | TOR 10
Michael Kopech P,RP | CHW 6
John Means P,SP | BAL 14
Luis Patino P,SP | TB 15
Reid Detmers P,SP | LAA 15
Tyler Glasnow P,SP | TB 17
Patrick Sandoval P,SP | LAA 15
Taylor Rogers P,RP | MIN 10

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Jockey Jim Palmer
4 months ago

I would keep Adames and Romano and throw back Vaugn and Kopech.
With Vaugn starting out on the IL now you can just redraft him if you want him at a lower price.

Last edited 4 months ago by Ace of Spades
William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago

Villar is the ultimate Mets fan – hopefully for the sake of his career and hopes of a dead cat bounce of a season, he does not play in the NL East

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
4 months ago

Hi Grey, do you like DeSclafani or Singer more in a 12 team H2H points league?

Also, do you think we’ll see Jack Leiter at all this year?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Linda from Bob's Burgers
4 months ago

Disco and I’d say no on Jack in 2022

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Linda from Bob's Burgers
4 months ago

Agree with MP. Tony Disco and No to Jack.

cable
cable
4 months ago

12 team h/h points…. SPing .. W =10pts…IP = 2pts….K =1 PT
start 5 SPers per week

my staff…

Burnes
Bieber
Alcantara
Manoah
Trevor Rogers
Snell
Sandoval
McCanahan
Kikuchi
Severino

trade is ….give Jose Abreu/Manoah/McClanahan …..get Vlad Guerrero

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  cable
4 months ago

I’d take Vladdy

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  cable
4 months ago

I would go Vladdy side. Your pitching is still good enough to hold up without these two.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
4 months ago

is luis castellio and Baz are going on the IR i don’t want to drop anyone if i can just stash one or both to save a spot

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
4 months ago

Baz definitely starting on IR. Castillo highly probable he starts on IR.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Ace of Spades
4 months ago

thx Ace

Lee
Lee
4 months ago

Hey Grey, Keeper league new guy. Can keep 6 guys $260 budget 15 teams roto 5 x 5 using obp. Which 6 would you keep. Can you rank top 7. Acuna 35, luis roberts 21, gausman 11, chris basit 7, yulu guriel 2, brendan rogers 1, brandon belt 2, chris taylor 2, luis urias 2, taylor rogers (twins) 1.

Clubber
Clubber
4 months ago

Greystroke- Thanks for the pitching gems. Your advice allowed me to load up in a year long fantrax 13 man lineup projected at 421 home runs. E Suarez at SS, i missed Wily A in the round 11 by one pick. Do you like Suarez at short? (Not third where I have Devers… Tee Hee ) Clubber Lane

Clubber
Clubber
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I hope he will be on your buy List in June… And not because of his two colored head.

Sideshow
Sideshow
4 months ago

No Pena? Still high on him?

Foxmanisu
Foxmanisu
Reply to  Sideshow
4 months ago

Peña squeezed ahead of Rosario on his top 20 SS list
I suppose he could have started with Pena for this article, but then again, maybe the stock is rising for Geronimo’s boy.

JasonH
JasonH
4 months ago

I can either keep Gausman in the 8th round or Eovaldi in the 18th round. Had Gausman selected but I’m starting to think Gausman isn’t 10 rounds better than Eovaldi. Should i make the switch in a QS league? Thanks

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  JasonH
4 months ago

I would keep Gausman.

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
4 months ago

Grey – I know you get a million, “rate my pic! … er, team!!” type posts, but I’d still appreciate your input. 10 team standard roto with 5 keepers, so the deck is stacked in my favor with keeping 5 really good ones. I know the offense is good, but missed on some pitching I wanted, so more curious to hear your thoughts on that side of things.

C – Stephenson
1B – Walsh
2B – Albies
SS – Turner
3B – Turner
CI – Lourdes
MI – India
OF – Trout
OF – Acuna
OF – O’Neill
OF – Teoscar
U – Donaldson

SP – Urias
SP – Manaea
SP – Trevor Rogers
SP – Gray
RP – Raisel
RP – S Barlow
P – Pablo

BN – Trivino
BN – Ober
BN – McCullers
BN – Montgomery
BN – L Urias
BN – Adolis Garcia

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
4 months ago

Stott will be up some time he is worth it for the defense alone…..hopefully Dede will be off to a good start so they can trade him for a bag of peanuts

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

Grey – I don’t typically spend much time on where to pick a catcher and just take one off the heap at the end of my draft. This year I took Garver because of his projected HR’s but my league has Tyler Stephenson still on the wire…..he went unpicked. Is that a swap I should make immediately?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

I would go Stephenson and I would do it immediately.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ace of Spades
4 months ago

Agree on Stephenson

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

Tyler in a landslide

Chhhhh
Chhhhh
4 months ago

Grey…

Keep hearing rumours that Stott might break camp as the 3B and push Bohm to DH or, gulp, the minors. I’m intrigued that Bohm could provide some value now, but if he’s looking over his should at Stott, he may crap the bed again.

Wondering if I should stick with Bohm or cut bait and avoid entirely? Or should i invest in Stott. Thanks.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Chhhhh
4 months ago

Bohm has been playing well too he won’t go to the minors….so is dede…i’ll bet stott starts in the minors but don’t be surprised to see him in center field. i saw two interviews with him fist time he said “it does’nt matter where i play all i do is catch the ball and throw the ball to Rhys”…..next time ” he said same thing except change it to throw the ball to somebody, it does’nt matter where i am i just want to help this team”. if they are gun shy because of kingery i could see him in CF

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Chhhhh
4 months ago

I’m avoiding. But if you stick with Bohm, at least have another upsidey 3B option.

hot corner
hot corner
4 months ago

In 665 PA’s last year, Fletcher had zero barrels. ZERO. In 4 years, he has 3 barrels. You would think he would get lucky a few times and the ball would hit his bat.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  hot corner
4 months ago

Even Will Smith hits harder.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  bigbear
4 months ago

Nice!………..he’s going to have to rewrite the song ” sitting at the Oscar’s Jada not lookin so good, when chris rock start making trouble in hollywood………..got in one little fight and mom got scared you move out of you antie and uncle’s place in bel aire.

Donslaughtonslaught
Donslaughtonslaught
Reply to  hot corner
4 months ago

Ha ha I saw that on fangraphs the other day. David Fletcher is just amazing at hitting the ball anywhere but the sweet spot I guess.

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
4 months ago

And Bobby Witt, Jr. He’s been feasting in the Royals dress-rehearsal lineups this spring… he’s gonna make the team out of camp BUY BUY BUY

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Pine Tar Incident
4 months ago

Second coming of mike trout only he’s playing SS in this life. Have him on all 4 of my teams this year. Got him at +525 for Roy

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Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Now if the Red Sox would stop with Bradley JR and his .180 avg and play Duran I think he’ll get into the Merrifield range.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 months ago

Yahoo already did a set or two of ranking ‘updates’ They moved Oneil Cruz from 2000-something to 286. It happens each year, where players randomly make huge rank changes without any related news.

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

Had AL only auction draft
10 keepers per team
Big inflation
T Murphy
Rortvedt
Sano
Schoop
Witt
J Ramirez
Rizzo
T Kemp
L Gurriel
A Vaughn
Straw
Kwan
Siri
J Polanco

Baz, Clase, Eovaldi, E Rodriguez, Sandoval, J Gray, M Gonzales, Fulmer Alcala

Prices crazy. Trout $59, Cole $54, Story $50
Warroom says OK. Holes to fill with injury
What do you think

Donslaughtonslaught
Donslaughtonslaught
4 months ago

I had to draft Lux in my RCL to fill 2B until Story gets eligibility there. If that doesn’t motivate him then I am not sure anything will ha ha.

Canby
Canby
4 months ago

Hey Grey!

Quick keeper question.

12 team H2H Keeper league. Keep 10 MLb and minor players.

R, SB, OBP, total bases, RBI
Whip, ERA, K, wins+quality start, saves plus holds

My current keepers:
C,C-
1B- Walsh
2B- Albies
SS- Trea Turner
3B- Jose Ramirez
CI-
MI- Tim Anderson
5 OF- Acuna, Harper, Marte, Teoscar Hernandez
U-
6 SP- Lynn, Manoah
3 RP

As you can see, I have 11 Keepers. I need to get it down to 10. I tried trading Anderson, no bites. I am thin at pitcher so I would like to keep both Lynn and Manoah.
Im thinking Anderson but he is a pretty high ranked player to let go.

I have the 12th pick after winning last year and will likely be going pitcher with my first pick or two.

Thoughts? Thanks

Canby
Canby
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thank you!

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
4 months ago

Sure with a little bad luck and a few injuries I’ll own each of these a time or two between my 8 teams this year. And will be waiting on Barrero also

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome

a. Seriously nice list of SS you’d target as your first SS off the board. J/k, man. I wouldn’t touch any of these guys except Oneil and I have Villar rostered ’cause I’m a whore for speed and he could go 20/40/0.245.

b. So starting the three-week training for my new job tomorrow. It’s just a job to get me out of my 3+ year rut (gotta check for the exact figure with my mother-in-law who’s counting the days, months and years of my gainful unemployment). It’s 9-5 with a 1-hour break for lunch so I won’t be first or second or who knows 100th in the comments. ‘Member when you wouldn’t enter the room until there were at least 700+ comments? Those were fun times. Wanted to pay homage and tribute to you, the Razzball team (past, present and future) and of course Razzball nation. I’ll be around, I will still piss peeps off and hopefully I make my comments before you enter the room (aka 09h00 Hawaii time).

c. Saw McCormick won the CF job for the Astros. He’ll be also boring like 10/8/0.270 or less. Gonna give him a whirl.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for March 29, 2022

‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence?

Cheers,
Ante