Baseball, like a flower, blooms in the spring. They also share equally effusive PR people. Just the other day I read about how a petunia’s branches gained 15 pounds and was in the best shape of its life. Sure, it’s always good to look at spring training numbers to give you an idea what you can expect from guys during the season — can I draft Adalberto Mondesi yet?! Players in spring training are facing the top pitchers who are all displaying their best stuff. No one needs time to get warmed up. No one’s trying new pitches or getting a feel for the ball. They are at the height of their game in the beginning of March. Our former commissioner, Bud, once doffed his toupee and tried to have the World Series played in March. Since these spring training numbers mean so much, I decided to look at some players stats so far:

Robinson Cano – Leads the majors with 26 hits. Listen, I didn’t want to have to grab Cano in every league in the top 25 overall, but now I just have to there’s…no…stopping…me…not…even…a…bunch…of…ellipses… Cano shaved four pounds off his frame and his bat swing in the spring is 517.8 MPH. That’s never been heard of before.

Jung Ho Kang – Leads the majors in homers with seven dongers, which are now being called Kangers, but not bangers due to the proximity to his middle name, Ho. Way too woke for such defamatory talk, and equally woke about drafting Kang. What a great bounce back this is going to be! Excitement! Exclamation marks!

Matt Adams – Currently in 2nd place for the league lead in homers with six and tied with Aaron Judge. Can I draft both of them in the 1st two rounds? Please. I will never stop wanting wonderful. It’s my fatal flaw.

Ronald Guzman – Currently has five homers and a .400 average. He’s running away with the number one sleeper who is going to totally play over Dannys Antana. Wow, major ebullience! And thank you to Thesaurus dot com for ebullience!

Leury Garcia – Hitting .431, stealing bases and he’s going to get 550 ABs and Nick Madrigal will never be called up. Shame for that Madrigal guy, but Leury Garcia is a class act and I’m sure he’ll be as good as his spring numbers, because I just drafted him in front of Mike Trout in one league. What, I had the third pick.

Trevor Bauer – Currently only 2nd to Max Scherzer in Ks in the spring with 32, and he has a .096 WHIP. Bauer’s got a new windup, which includes him giving a trash can a stink eye right before releasing the ball. What a great eye-deer!

Noah Syndergaard – Has a 1.88 ERA and absolutely dominating everything, even nearby mirrors with his long-flowing locks. Hashtag blessed if you’ve seen him.

OKAY, STOP!  Seriously, please stop stop STOP! This is all nonsense. All of the above stats are real, but they were from last spring training.

Did Kang’s great spring training last year lead to Jung Ho King Kang? No, of course it didn’t. He sucked once again.

Was Robinson Cano in for a great year after what he did last spring? Of course not.

Matt Adams and Ronald Guzman were immediately useless once the season started and Leury Garcia looked as he always did. Bad.

Trevor Bauer went on to have a weak year compared to expectations and Syndergaard had one of the worst years of his career. Please, for the love that all is holy, stop looking at spring training stats. They mean absolutely nothing.

I like to do this post every year because every year I get the same comments about how well a player is doing in the spring and if I’m going to change my fantasy baseball rankings because of it. Spring training stats are a joke. They mean nothing. Let me say it again for emphasis, spring stats mean nothing. You should only be looking at who’s healthy, who’s winning position battles and who’s winning rotation spots.  The rest is meaningless.

 
  1. Kelly Denzik says:
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    10 team keeper league 7×7 with total bases,ave and obp for hitters holds,saves and Qs for pitchers keep 6 as 1st 6 picks
    Altuve
    Semien
    Donaldson
    Meadows
    Judge
    Blackmon
    Ohtani
    Robert
    Yellich
    Starling Marte
    Buehler
    Darvis
    thinking Yelich,Marte,buehler,Meadows,need help on last two,was thinking Judge Robert but wanting your thoughts. Thanks boss

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      FWIW Ohtani is both in this league

    • Tony C says:
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      If you can keep forever then I like the 6 players you listed. If keepers are limited to number of years you can have them then I’d take Blackmon and Altuve this year over Robert and Meadows.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        Thanks and it is forever

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with your list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich,Marte,buehler,Meadows, Judge and…Robert, I guess — solid keepers tho

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and i agree on spring stats,ive let them sway me in the past for both hitters and pitchers only to find out differently once the real games begin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, always happens

  3. Thank you for this draft guide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you for your wagon of meat!

      • baby seal says:
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        hahahaha

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Ha, nice!

  4. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday Grey

    Keeper lock coming up

    Keep 7 – 5×5 plus K and OPS for batters, K/9 and losses for pitchers

    Leaning

    Lindor Meadows Bichette Olson Cole Bauer Berrios

    Other guys: Wheeler, Ohtani(p), MChapman, Castellanos, Gurriel Jr, Biggio

    Go with my 7 or switch any up? Keep forever no rounds

    Thanks

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      how many teams

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Those look good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman or Berrios would be my only coin flip

  5. Steve says:
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    Hi Grey thank you for all the great advice! Hoping to get your thoughts on strategy for a pitching staff on a h2h league with 30 ip weekly limit and W, K, QS, ERA, WHIP & Saves+Holds as categories. I’m thinking wait even longer than normal because of the limit and juts stacking my lineup. What would you do?

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Also,Grey ,Donkey or anyone else have any advice on the Razzslam points scoring and draft advice is welcome,im new to this format

    • Dave D says:
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      Don’t draft Severino or Canning.

      • Dave D says:
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        I’d be wary of Heaney too as he way try to shoulder too heavy a load this year to compensate for mismanagement.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good call, Dave D! Haha

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I treat Cutline just like Roto for most part, but lean a little more towards elite starters due to Innings Pitched earning points and hits and runs losing them. You need that 200IP guy with good ratios as an anchor.

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        wow awesome and thanks,will listen to it asap,looking forward to seeing draft positions for those leagues today

        • Kelly Denzik says:
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          42 found it

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        really enjoyed podcast helped a lot but how many rounds is the draft and is it set up where u have to have so many starting pitchers ,relieve guys etc

        • NUX says:
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          I think a lot of the info you’ll need is on the NFBC Razzslam site when you click your team.

          I don’t want to give you any tips, because I don’t want the Itch hearing my strategy. I know he is lurking around here!

          …as if I’m the guy in the league he is worried about lol

          I’m in League 5, which one are you in Al?

        • NUX says:
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          I think I found you… in League 18. Good luck with that!!!

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            yeah how did you find other leagues etc

            • NUX says:
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              Just from looking at DT’s tweets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AL, Donkey pods should help… It’s pretty simple scoring, RCL strategy won’t kill you

  7. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team keeper league. Keep 10 players and up to 7 Minor leaguers

    R, Total bases , RBI, SB, OBP
    ERA, WHIP, K, wins +qs, holds+saves

    C,C-
    1B-
    2B- Ozzie Albies
    SS- Trea Turner
    MI- Villar
    3B- Arenado
    CI-
    5 OF- Acuna, Harper, Marte
    6 Sp- Walker Buehler, Snell, Patrick Corbin

    Minors- Mitch Keller, Patino, Graterol, Brujan, Royce Lewis, Andrew Vaughn, Alec Bohm

    I really need a 1B and I have been trying to trade for Olson. I offered him Snell but he wants to keep Olson and will only trade him for Marte and Snell. Marte’s speed will eventually fade but I dont know when. Its a bit of an overpay but I really need a 1B(although I have Vaughn in the minors) thoughts?

    I have the first pick in the draft and there will be some nice options there(eg. Solar, Laureno, Giolito as of now before keeper are declared).

    If I make the trade I will have to keep one of Eduardo Escobar, Tim Anderson, Wheeler.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Too much, I’d hold and figure out plan B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Cabby says:
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        Thanks. I thought the same…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Cabby says:
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            Thoughts on the team overall?

            What would you be targeting with the first pick?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Team looks solid, you have plenty of speed, draft a 1B or CI power bat 1st

              • Cabby says:
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                What do you think of JR comment. This is what I was thinking. I get an elite 1B and I draft Giolito with first pick to replace Snell.

                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Works for me

    • Jr says:
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      If the 1b/CI guys aren’t very good though (120 players kept) overall team may look better if you make the trade, plug Olson in at 1B, Escobar in at CI, and draft giolito with the first overall pick to replace snell.

      • Cabby says:
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        I was thinking this as well!

  8. Dave D says:
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    Although the Angel fan in me knows this probably means TJS or something bad in store for Canning, I’ve totally turned on Moreno and see this as poetic justice. Anyone who doesn’t see what a moron he is is either not looking hard enough or needs to go look into the mirror and see his own resemblance to Arte Moron-o. No pitching, no problem! Teheran is an ace!!! Hahaha…. go Arte, go, just appoint yourself GM and quit the facade.

    • Coolwhip

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      Yeah this is ridiculous, and yet fitting. Barria, Sandoval, Peters, and Tim from Accounting will all pitch 100+ innings this year. I just know it. I think Sandoval has some promise, but needs more time in the oven.

      Remember when we had a broken Tim Lincecum pitching? Pepperidge farm remembers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like news is best they could hope for, but I’m still now way off drafting Canning

      • Dave D says:
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        Ask Garrett Richards or Shohei Ohtani how the “good news” worked out after first MRI. I’m not buying this on Griffin Severino. TJS or bust!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not either…Fully out on him now

        • Coolwhip

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          you mean TJS or bust… then definitely TJS.

  9. Tom says:
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    I agree with you completely about Spring stats but there’s always that little nagging sensation to bump someone up if they’re having a big Spring, wish I did that last year with Pete Alonso.

    • Sweatpants Nation says:
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      Alonso’s spring just meant he forced the Mets to give him the job out of camp which falls under position battle.

      • ozone ranger says:
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        You have to give credit to the Mets for not sending Alonso down for a short stint to add that extra year of arbitration after he tore up spring training. Seriously, how many strictly bipedal polar bears swinging a telephone pole and hitting baseballs from Laguardia to JFK come around in baseball?

        The Braves did that to Acuna the year before. He tore up spring training, and they still pulled the arbitration demotion game. Everyone knew he was ready. It all worked out and I do not blame an organization for doing it, but I hope the next collective bargaining agreement addresses it.

      • Tom says:
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        Whatever it fell under I wished I had bumped him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For every Alonso, there’s 5 Kangs

  10. ozone ranger says:
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    Spring training. All you want to do is pay attention to position battles.

    And to get to see prospects play, just to see what they look like. You have read about these guys, but to see them in some form of live action gives you the ability to assess how good they might potentially be once promoted. But it is still them facing organizational depth players, not, say, a prospect hitter facing Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin in a three game series.

    The other comedy is how players “resting” in spring training is a sign of an injury where you change rankings.
    When the real games start, players magically are all of the sudden fully healthy and playing like they are supposed to play.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, agreed…Have to be careful about not overcompensating when you hear someone won’t pitch for a week like a Soroka

      • baby seal says:
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        You’re always overcompensating, Grey… let’s be honest

      • ozone ranger says:
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        It’s the paradigm of “are you sore or are you hurt?”

        As a Braves fan, I really like Soroka, but he scares me long term. Tall, over the top, hard sinkerball pitchers eventually have shoulder problems. And Soroka already had shoulder problems last year. The historical parallels I look at are Brandon Webb and Chien-Ming Wang. Both those guys were dominant, basically throwing bowling balls up there to hit. Then poof, shoulder problems and their careers were done. Something about the torque they put upon their shoulders throwing the way they do. And once a pitcher starts to have shoulder issue, they rarely come back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair points, hopefully he’s better long-term than Wang, but I think Webb’s career wasn’t awful… but I’m guessing you don’t want ‘not awful’

      • Justin Gallant says:
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        Hey buddy got a question for u

        14 teamer with 8 keepers
        Bellinger, Tatis, Devers and Rizzo 1st 4?

        who else should i be keeping from this bunch?
        Benintendi, Mercado, Kyle Tucker, Senzel, Flaherty, Bieber, Sale, Paddack, Glasnow, Soroka, Ohtani or Whitley

        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Mercado

  11. Player to be named later says:
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    I agree

  12. Gerald says:
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    Grey, Wanna thank you and the team for all the content and write ups. Everyday I’m literally laughing out loud. Great Stuff.

    12 team keeper league. Keep 5

    Im more interested in keeping players that will have more value in 2021 season and beyond than next year because I’m out 5 draft picks in the first 15 rounds this year. Which 5 do you think? Unless you think otherwise…

    Story
    Freeman
    J. Soler
    E. Suarez
    HOskins
    MUncy
    Villar
    Rosario
    Corbin
    NOla

    Thanks

    • Gerald says:
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      When i say next year i mean this year the upcoming 2020 season . Thanks Grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What’s the format? Story, Freeman, Suarez, Corbin, Villar if Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Freeman, Soler, Suarez, Corbin — format could change things

      • Gerald says:
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        head to head

        runs, homers, RBI, Stolen bases, AVG, Wins K’s ERA WHIP Saves

        and how would format change things? There still putting up same numbers either way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Points vs. roto — that’s a normal 5×5 league, so the guys I said

  13. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Need help with my keepers. 12 team 6×6 with OPS and holds the extra categories. Also we use quality starts instead of wins. I have won the league the past 2 years thanks in large to your help so I have a ton of options that I’m struggling choosing from. We keep 5. Some options can be kept for 1 year others for 2, however I am not locked into keeping any player after this year.

    Acuna $22 (for 2 years)
    Bellinger $32 (for 2 years)
    Baez $13 (1 year only)
    Tatis $9 (1 year only)
    Pete Alonso $1 (for 2 years)
    Snell $3 (1 year only
    Bieber $9 (for 2 years)
    Paddack $2 (for 2 years)
    Flaherty $18 (for 2 years)

    • LOLmets says:
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      Acuna, tatis, Alonso, Baez and bellinger. Screw Snell I don’t trust him to stay healthy and those bats are insane. Just allocate the rest of your draft capitol to pitchers as you wont need any more costly bats if you keep those 5 hitters. Just fill in the rest with literally whoever and u still will dominate hitting.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Acuna, Bellinger, Tatis, Alonso, Bieber

    • Cram It says:
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      Acuna, Belly, Baez, Alonso, Bieber for me.

    • LenFuego says:
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      Acuna, Alonso, Bieber, Paddack, and Tatis for me.

      I get the attraction of Bellinger, but he is literally last on this list for me. With only 5 keepers inflation will be limited in this league and he is not going for that big a discount. Looking at NFBC AAV, you are getting a discount of only $10 per year (assuming he keeps his value for the second year) and there is no additional upside potential.

      I’d rather have 1 year of Tatis at a $27 discount and 2 years of Paddack at a $23 discount per year than potentially 2 years of Belly at a $10 discount per year. Even Snell at a $22 discount and Flaherty at a $15 discount per year are better options.

      Blah blah blah hitters over pitchers blah blah blah Bellinger is great blah blah blah. This is an auction league and it is all about the discounts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. The Great Knoche says:
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    Spring stats might mean nothing, but BSOHL means everything!

    • Dave D says:
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      Spring is better for figuring out who’s healthy rather than as an indicator of who’ll produce.

      • 183414 says:
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        and who will get playing time as well as initial lineup order.

        • Dave D says:
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          Not sure about the PT time. I’m not looking to draft many guys in position battles, but p erhaps thats just me. Rotation battles are most interesting to me, but so many injuries happen year round.

          • Grey

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            Meh, if price is okay, but overall I want to avoid position battles… One guy who’s in a battle who I like is Austin Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

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    ???

  16. 183414 says:
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    Thought I clicked 3 thumbs up !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  17. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Spring training stats will dull your mind, and have you bumping guys up in the draft! Ignore spring stats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  18. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    But Grey, Pat Valaika hit a dinger yesterday. You’re trying to tell me he’s not in for a monster season?

    • Tom says:
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      2nd. dinger of the Spring for Mr. Valaika, Hot Tamale Alert!

    • Grey

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      Hoping I can get Valaika around 100 overall, but might need to bump him up

  19. Tom says:
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    Grey, just wondering did Ronald Guzman’s hot 2019 Spring lead you to boldly predict he would be a top ten first baseman? I’ve seen that a lot with bold predictions, usually at Rotographs, their bold predictions will inevitably have at least a few guys hot in the Spring. Then they crash and burn.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I think I might’ve gave Guzman benefit of the doubt last year, worst pick after 450th overall ever!

  20. DHurm12 says:
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    good morning Grey!
    when’s the NL LABR draft start today?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7PM

      • DHurm12 says:
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        thanks Grey!
        Appears Marriot is not opening this up to the public tonight, so looking forward to seeing the results posted sometime next week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks…Sorry man, just figured it would

          • Florida Cracker says:
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            I was told the draft was part of a 399.00 sponsored package. First pitch Florida. You need to purchase the package to attend the draft.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, sorry, I didn’t know

              • greg says:
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                No problem. Have a good draft.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

  21. Jt says:
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    If i’m not mistaken no spring games for Yelich as of yet. I know he had surgery a good while ago and even Yelich himself said he was fully ready to go. I own him, am I getting a little worried over nothing?

    • Grey

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      Too soon to panic

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Is Canning off your draft board entirely given the latest news (chronic changes to the UCL as well as acute joint irritation in his right elbow, further testing now)? Or, would you still grab him in reserve in case he’s fine?

    • Cram It says:
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      I wouldn’t go near that. I don’t what “in reserve” means, but if it’s like some minor league, injury slot you can keep him all year, then sure I guess

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Sorry, reserve is the bench in CBS weekly leagues. All active slots are drafted for $ in auction format, and then 7 bench (“reserve”) spots are filled via snake draft for $0 pp. Canning was a target, but now I’m trying to decide if he’s worth trying to snag at the $0 level, or better to just avoid. New report on rotoworld from Canning says he thinks its just wear/tear/soreness.

        • Cram It says:
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          He’s ranked in the 200’s…I don’t know if you had a hard on for him to begin with but I’d take my chances with another $0 option.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            I liked the Bieber comp people have floated around, but will pass now that health is an issue

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, shame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, no bueno, wouldn’t touch him

  23. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Awesome ST 2018 report! Fooled us completely until you schooled us. Well done!

    a. So, am late to the party. What’d I miss? Had a shizz ton of stuff at home and only now had some time. Honestly it’s my first connection since 22h00 Hawaii time (yesterday).

    b. MLB quote of the day for July 6, 1929

    ‘Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf’

    Arthur ‘Bugs’ Baer

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. We’ll forgive you

      B. These are so awesome!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        Thanks, man! Luck in your LABR!

        Mazel!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mazel!

    • jiggy nits says:
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      hilarious quote

  24. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Another big things I watch for in Spring training:
    – Pitcher velocity (+/- ) e.g. Odorizzi and Darvish 2019

    • Cram It says:
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      Good point. Someone should write an article about the players displaying this. *wink wink*

      • Coolwhip

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        LOL… yeah, if anyone knows where i can find all that data together, i’m listening. Not sure where to find it. I have been going off of individual reports i see. :)

        What i’ve seen so far (though this is before guys are going 4 inn deep)…
        Alex Wood +2
        Michael Wacha +1.5
        Dylan Cease +1

        cyclops’ing with monocle, as Grey would say.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Seconded! Alex Wood jumped on my list for that same reason. We all remember how he looked the last time he was up in that velo…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, but expectations in check

          • Coolwhip

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            yep, just more likely to be chosen as a flyer late

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I might take him tonight in LABR if price is good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, worth watching for sure

      • Coolwhip

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        Last year Alex Wood fastball was around 90, thus far he’s consistently 92-93… hmmmmmm.

        Yu Darvish first outing – velo gains have remained. I am all in like Flynn.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want Darvish everywhere, so far only one place

          • Money says:
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            Would you rather have Darvish or both Urias & Wood in a super deep league?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yu

              • Coolwhip

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                no, Money is not pitching, which would you prefer?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yu!

  25. Phil says:
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    12 team roto league, standard 5×5. You get to keep 4 players, in exchange for round value. My three sure-fire keepers are Juan Soto (12th round), Yelich (2) and Lindor (3). I am leaning towards deGrom with a 1st rounder, but I loooooove Ozzie Albies (it would be a 4th round pick to keep him) and I think the keystone is shallow this year. There is no way that I would get to draft deGrom as the last pick in the 1st, and I am looking at Strasburg, Corbin, Castillo, Kershaw as options as my staff ace if I keep Albies with the 4th rounder. In essence, it’s looking like Albies and Stras/Corbin/Castillo, etc. if I keep Albies, or deGrom and depending on who is available a hitter such as Moncada or Olson, or a closer such as Osuna or Yates or Chapman, or a starter such as Bauer, etc. I’m not too confident that Olson or Moncada will be available by me in the 4th, and I’d be looking at Goldy, Abreu, and similar profiles (useful but blech).

    What are your thoughts, Grey, DT and my other fellow razzers?

    • Grey

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      Albies, draft Corbin

  26. Patrick Deckel says:
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    This is the 9th year I have been reading Razzball and this is always one of my favorite posts. Means we are officially close to Fantasy Baseball starting! (gets up from desk to see if my bald spot has gotten any bigger since I started typing this)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  27. baby seal says:
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    The worst of this that I’ve seen on Twitter is lineup placement, especially when half the lineup is f***ing missing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, it’s so silly

  28. jiggy nits says:
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    started my 15 teamer with story in the 10 spot

    who next in rnd 2
    freddie freeman vs devers vs alonso

    im leaning freddie

    rudy ranking say devers

    grey says?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso or Devers…Chill on Freeman until there’s positive news on his elbow

      • jiggy nits says:
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        would you take rendon over either of them?

        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not…I like Alonso a lot, Devers is sexy AF too

          • jiggy nits says:
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            went with devers. cheers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  29. LaRockakis says:
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    I’m p sure Chris Davis has only gotten out once so far. In spring training. You’re telling me not buy into that? Psh. Unreal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry boss

  30. themendozaline says:
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    Amen (Greymen?) to this post!

    Getting hyped over spring stats as if they are real is almost like if I believed I was going to deal with actual confrontation with people as good as I do fake-arguing with them in the shower.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, yup

  31. Lion O says:
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    12 team, H2H, categories, dynasty

    Give: Wilson Contreras and Whit Merrifield
    Get: matt olson

    Am I giving too much??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup as in get Olson

  32. the tone ranger says:
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    So, I can grab Matt olson (27th round keeper) for my Max Muncy (23rd round keeper) in my keeper league. I definitely get that you think olson is in for a huge year…I assume i should do the deal, but do you have no reservations about Olson’s numbers against LHP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, get Olson

  33. RD says:
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    9 team 5×5 roto NL only, $280 budget for 25 players (15 bat, 10 pit), keep up to 5 ($5 increases).

    Keeping Trea Turner ($27) for sure. What other 4 would you keep from this group?

    Freddie Freeman 47, David Peralta 20, Tommy Edman 5, Kevin Newman 2, Raisel Iglesias 22, Patrick Corbin 18, Chris Paddack 15, Brandon Woodruff 6, Tony Watson 1

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, Corbin, Paddack, Woodruff

  34. Steve says:
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    Would you rather Bauer in 4th round or Soroka in the 25th? Keep forever 14T k/9, QS, W

    Trying to fill my last keeper spot and Soroka’s incredible value making me second guess Bauer’s potential contract year bounce back…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

  35. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    just joined a cbs h2h their ranking a quite different from razzball.

    below is the top of the list

    PLAYER NAME TEAM STATS
    Yelich, Christian (RF) MIL BA: .325, HR: 39, R: 115, RBI: 110, SB: 28
    Trout, Mike (CF) LAA BA: .316, HR: 47, R: 123, RBI: 114, SB: 16
    deGrom, Jacob (SP) NYM ERA: 2.410, W: 15, S: 0, WHIP: 1.051, K: 228
    Betts, Mookie (RF) LAD BA: .293, HR: 35, R: 133, RBI: 83, SB: 20
    Verlander, Justin (SP) HOU ERA: 3.381, W: 18, S: 0, WHIP: 1.057, K: 248
    Scherzer, Max (SP) WAS ERA: 3.039, W: 15, S: 0, WHIP: 1.095, K: 252
    Cole, Gerrit (SP) NYY ERA: 3.281, W: 16, S: 0, WHIP: 1.167, K: 247
    Greinke, Zack (SP) HOU ERA: 3.293, W: 17, S: 0, WHIP: 1.071, K: 211
    Rendon, Anthony (3B) LAA BA: .318, HR: 34, R: 106, RBI: 119, SB: 4
    Strasburg, Stephen (SP) WAS ERA: 3.048, W: 15, S: 0, WHIP: 1.122, K: 217
    Springer, George (CF) HOU BA: .284, HR: 41, R: 114, RBI: 103, SB: 8
    Altuve, Jose (2B) HOU BA: .306, HR: 31, R: 106, RBI: 83, SB: 12
    Ramirez, Jose (3B) CLE BA: .275, HR: 32, R: 94, RBI: 106, SB: 29

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke is in their top 10?

  36. Q says:
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    Where do you rank Ohtani in daily leagues where he can both pitch and hit? With a 5 man bench?

    He doesn’t seem worth drafting to me if it’s only one thing or in weekly leagues where you have to pick, but if you can actually get the benefit of both his hitting and pitching stats, it seems like he would be valuable there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly would put him around 80th overall

  37. Q says:
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    Better keeper: Sonny Gray in Round 9 or Kepler in Round 15? Its a 12 team H2H categories league, if that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  38. Harley Earl says:
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    Kwang Hyun Kim is pitching like a superstar for the Cardinals. His spring training stats are superb. I’m all in on the Korean Sensation baby! He’s the next Ryu. I’m so fired up about Kim, I pulled my groin just like Ryu!

    Even if you say spring stats are meaningless! He’s a beast! Take that Hater!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eminem hates Kim

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Haha! He does!

  39. The Great Knoche says:
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    Got first pick in RazzSlam. I guess I can’t say i’ve never gotten the first pick anymore. So Cole right…?

    Good luck tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Are we in the same league? I got pick 6 ( I think)

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        No I’m in league 1 with Son and Heath Cummings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, lame!

          • hot corner says:
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            I got the #1 pick in league 15 with Zola, Howland, Ian Kahn and some other dudes that I have never heard of.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Get that $$$!

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            I got 12th pick in ours ,could work nice,in this format i can see top starting pitchers going fast

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, good luck, AL!

  40. Curious George says:
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    Grey! Got a couple questions for you – we are adding two teams to our league (going from 10-12). It’s h2h cats (hitting: r, rbi, hr, XBH, k’s, Net sb, avg, ops/pitching: w, qs, k, hr allowed, sv+hd, era, whip, k/9)

    Current roster spots are: c, 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF, Utl, 2 SP, 2 RP, 5 P, 3 Bench (25 total)

    Keepers: 2 keepers kept 2 rounds earlier than they were drafted the previous year

    1) Any ideas on where these two new teams should draft? Our draft order has been reverse of final standings.
    2) should we allow them to pick players from last years end of season waiver wire to have as keepers? The league always stays open 1 extra week after the finals for people to add/drop from the wire – keepers must be on your final roster.
    3)do you think we need to change the rosters to accommodate them or no?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d let them pick first

      2. I’d let them pick 2 keepers from any players being thrown back in

      3. Nah

  41. Curious George says:
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    Hmm. I didn’t know what the best answer for draft position was but I definitely wasn’t expecting that! I was thinking maybe randomize it for them or last. But I suppose I can get behind 1st (as long as tatis still makes it back to me in the second haha). Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  42. return2earth says:
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    in 2020 i’ve realized that doing 15 team draft & holds back in october/november/december was a lot more fun than drafting in january & february once all the noise started to creep in .. crazy to see some of the names getting pushed up from where they were at the end of 2019 .. plus there were no reliable projections available which made it more interesting

    quick update on the TGFBI squad ..

    Acuna
    Bogaerts
    Albies
    Olson
    Stanton
    S. Gray
    L. Lynn
    Z. Wheeler
    Benintendi

    thank you Grey, Rudy & the Razzball staff for all of your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I looked at my NOV/DEC team the other day…Still looking good, but I wish I drafted more depth

      Team looks solid, man! Hopefully Stanton’s okay, but love everyone else you have

      • return2earth says:
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        that Stanton pick was a doozy .. doing this draft during mercury retrograde makes you throw logic right out the window .. i’ve never owned him in a league before and wanted to take a chance at that point in the draft

        picking at the turn it was going to be 1 of the top first basemen and then it was either Mondesi, Stanton or Lou Bob as a lottery ticket .. didn’t want to clog up MI that early w/ Mondesi, Robert that early was tempting but i’ve got a share in a keeper so i’ll salivate over that instead .. and then there was Stanton left staring me in the face

        maybe I can tell him this same story in person when he inevitably ends up playing in Scranton for a few rehab games this year while tears stream down my face

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, I hear ya…Hopefully it doesn’t come to that

  43. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    JD Martinez hit his first spring homer as a member of the Red Sox today. #SSM (Spring Stats Matter).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Reading some of the comments, and I agree with keeping an eye on spring velo for pitchers. Alex Wood is up around 2 mph, and has already been announced in the rotation to start the season. Have a couple of shares there. Shark was reportedly down a bit, as well as Hendricks. Good luck in your draft tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            I like the Story, Grisham, Happ, and Peralta buys. You are really in on Matz and Gausman this year, huh? Hope it works out for you. Offense looks really good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! Yeah, turned out I’m way more into Matz and Gausman than others… hopefully I have enough IP, my biggest concern… I love the buys you mentioned…Peralta for $5? Steal of draft!

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                OTS and I thought we got a steal on him last year. Worked out great! At least he seems to have finally realized that there pitches other than fastballs. I can only imagine the dialogue during his mound visits last year. “It’s like they know what’s coming… every single time!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, yeah, I know…But for $5 in NL-Only, I’ll take it with expectations in check

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    I like the pick, especially if he actually uses the slider. Though if the catcher stops throwing fingers down, stick him on the bench. He’ll send you to the whipping post for sure.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, I know

        • ozone ranger says:
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          That’s a great point about pitcher velocity. Not so much if guys are down a few mph’s, as that could be for a whole host of reasons why. Mainly they are not at max-effort yet, but age, injuries, etc. could be a factor. Now if they are up on mph’s, definitely take notice of that.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            I agree with you for the most part. Usually bump up the guys who are up 2+ mph. Not paying too much attention to the ones who are slightly down, but I’m keeping an eye on the ones who are 2+ mph off of their usual average velo. If they don’t show improvement in their next start or two, I’ll ding them a bit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

  44. Steve says:
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    Starting to doubt my Stanton keeper choice, still have a little time before they lock, please pick one (round):

    Stanton (1)
    Goldschmidt(1)
    McNeil (21)

    14T OBP

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d still go Stanton, but McNeil would be 2nd choice if you must

  45. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – how would you rank this trio of potential keepers in a 12 team keep forever?
    Weekly lineups, $260 auction budget, $100 FAAB, no $0/free bids (so good, keepable SPs get boosted a bit because streaming is v tough and kills your faab budget).

    $6 Sonny Gray
    $4 Urias
    $34 Scherzer

    Thanks and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just go Scherzer, Gray, Urias…But all pretty close…You too!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! I wonder if team construction makes a difference?. I’m currently keeping Bieber plus 5 top bats (Yelich Acuna story Eloy Chapman), but a couple of those guys are pretty pricey.

        So taking Scherzer over one of Gray/Urias would mean that I’ve gotta draft $1-$2 SPs (which is doable when you have Bieber Scherzer up top) plus hunt the bargain bins on a good deal of offense (budgeted $1-$3 per spot for 2B MI CI and OF5, UTL, C1 and C2).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a 12 teamer, I think you can pull it off, but with Bieber, I can see Gray/Urias, and then you just draft a #3 and #5

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Thanks! Yeah that was my thinking too. Would rather get all those tasty sleepers who will be cheap but above $1 than roll in with an unnecessarily top heavy rotation…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  46. C K says:
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    Keep one for 3 years no draft picks attached. Meadows, Hiura, Lux, Glasnow, or Soroka? I already have Tatis, Gleyber, and Yordan. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura or Meadows, I’d do that order, but up to you with having infielders already

      • C K says:
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        My thoughts exactly. Everyday I flip flop back and forth between meadows and hiura but I cant seem to stick with one. I appreciate the help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Tbone says:
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    I recently acquired Buxton in a trade. I’m about the only team in the league that hasn’t owned him at some point in his career. Today I was offered Villar for Buxton. I know everything screams take it based on everyone’s ranking, but I just have this hunch this is the year Buxton puts it together. I’m also worried about Villar busting.

    Tell me I’m stupid, and that I should take Villar.

    My middle infield consists of Altuve, Story, and Albies. I do need some speed though.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      You’re stupid, Take Villar. Plus he should get OF eligibility before too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I don’t love Villar, I’m not going to push you to take him…he should give you steals tho, in the short-term at least

  48. The Great Knoche says:
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    “Grey Albright just had a small stroke.”

    After Ambrosius went to $40

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      On Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  49. KrazyIvan says:
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    Savage. Those are Jung Ho(‘s) to boot. There has got to be an EARTHGANG walk up there for Kang’s taking, it just hasn’t Come to me.

    Just get through spring training w/o getting hurt. There’s no stat for it but it would be my favorite one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, staying healthy is the only stat that matters, Giancarlo

  50. Random Collmenter says:
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    In an NL-only keeper league, 12 teams, 6×6 roto with OPS, can keep 4 players.

    My certain keepers are: Machado (8th rd), Albies (16th), and Robles (last round).

    Was offered his Hiura for my Lux + Urias. All are kept in last round. Since I can’t keep Urias anyway, should I take this deal? I hate to give up Lux as a Dodger fan but Hiura is tempting. Thanks!

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      Julio not Luis btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura side

  51. Timmy Pine says:
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    I have to keep either Bell or Donaldson as my last keeper in an OBP and SLG league (instead of AVG and HR)…. not excited about either. But who should I keep?

    • Timmy Pine says:
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      …my other option is to trade a late round pick for Paddock…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, take Paddack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  52. In says:
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    Thanks for all your rankings work this year, always rely on your lists Grey. Question for you:

    $7 Ryu
    or
    $9 Nick Anderson

    5×5 keeper, $260 budget, prices will increase $5 per year, not that I’d expect either to be long-term keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…Ryu

  53. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    But…but….but…..Myles James Noble Straw and 21 year old SS Jose Garcia each have 3 HOMERS!!

    THREE!

    Who cares if Jose Garcia’s uni # is 83?!? He’s the next Barry Larkin!

    Thanks, Grey. I need this column EVERY year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  54. MrBaseball says:
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    someone wants to take Pete Alonso off my hands in a trade in a keeper league

    Pete Alonso NYM – 1B

    FOR

    Paul Goldschmidt
    Zack Wheeler
    Dinelson Lamet SD – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d want Alonso

  55. BBHHI says:
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    Grey,

    AL 9 team root 5×5 league with 7-8 keepers allowed. Big Question (for me). Would you trade Lindor ($30) and Roark (must keep unless traded – $1) for Bichette $10, Tucker $10 and Lizard $8:

    • BBHHI says:
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      Damn auto-correct!

      Root – ROTO
      Lizard – Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I could see it

  56. FrankGrimes says:
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    You got sniped early last night.
    I know you have your values but why not
    Spend one more dollar for acuna belly Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’m fine with where the team is…not like Baez and Story and Alonso aren’t great…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Oh for sure. Only heard first 40 minutes…
        Altho Baez coulda been cheaper for you haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe, but I have him for $31, so whatever

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            You were right Outsider got bad fast. I might not even finish it.
            I’ll catch up on survivor this week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Survivor is awesome…Outsider is terrible, I might stop one episode before the end

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Ugh 12th pick tomorrow. I’ve never been higher than that in any nfbc draft smh

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is tomorrow our league or Razzslam? I think I’ve joined too many leagues

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Ours it could be Monday tho haha
                    I missed the slam sign up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How could you miss it? Donkey announced it on site…Oh, you tune out Donkey, I see

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      Haha the donk is spread a bit thin. But I dunno been busy and vacation oh well.

                      This shit does start today. I’m at work til later but prolly won’t have to pick til tonight with stupid pick 12.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Grimey! You can draft from your phone, it’s not too bad of an interface

  57. leon says:
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    16 man 6×6 dynasty league(traditional 5×5 with walks counting stats and holds. fresh league.
    Its an auction draft. Im very use to snake drafts. Was wondering on your opinion on draft strategy.
    Who would you choose as your ACE to spend money on?
    How many hitters would you go for that are 40+ auction dollar. would you spend big on one player to get that star. perhaps 2 big expensive stars. or settle for discounted players the whole time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t buy a top ace, I’d look for an SP around $20-25… I prolly wouldn’t spend $40+ on anyone either

  58. AJ says:
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    Grey…

    You LOVE you some Edman… DOWN on Kris Bryant

    You still rank Bryant ahead.

    If it’s a dynast league and also counts k’s (BA/R/RBI/HR/SB/K’s) who’d you rather keep???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  59. Donnie baseball says:
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    Travis Shaw went 0 for spring and you know how that turned out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, Donnie, ouch

  60. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team keep 11

    Who is a better last keeper:

    Wheeler Dahl or Gallo

    My first 10: Olson Albies Suarez Soto Cruz Buehler SGray EdRod Ryu

    Cats r h sb rbi hr obp slg k for bats
    W L era whip k Sv qs k/9

    Thinking Gallo but concerned about the k’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, none? I guess Gallo

  61. Primetime says:
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    Grey

    10 team keeper league k/9 league. We keep 7 guys. Normally 21 pitchers are off the board.

    I have Bieber, Nola, kershaw also gallen.

    On the fence about keeping Glasnow over kershaw or trading Glasnow for a 5th rd pick which would pick 44.

    I could probably get a 4th or 5th for kershaw. That’s about it.

    Thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow has way more upside (and downside)…I’d prolly risk it with him

  62. The Great Knoche says:
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    Cole went #1 in my DC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WUT

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      Crazy. If that owner wanted him so badly, he should’ve prioritized the #4 pick at least.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Very true

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          1st was his third choice. Said injury news of SP that may have been there at 2/3 turn made him go Cole at 1

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, he didn’t even want #1 and I can’t get it!

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          Maybe he falls to 12th in ours haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA

  63. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I figured Rudy would pick deGrom in front of me. Got Lindor at #8. He just needs to avoid whatever the hell he was doing last preseason and we’re good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d be happy with Lindor 8th, that’s solid — I’ve drafted Story in like 6 of 6 leagues so far, I need to diversify portfolio

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I like Story too, just think that Lindor is a bit more stable. Would’ve been happy with him though. But yeah, might want to look elsewhere in future drafts. One injury and we can all look forward to grumpy Grey in the comments.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…yeah, not in this DC, I’ve already set my auto draft and he’s not in it at pick 6

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            If you take Frankie, we can be DC bosom buddies!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sadly, Son took Lindor right before me, I got Trea

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                Aw, man. I had Billy Joel all queued up and everything.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    I kinda thought I’d get trea. Damn you!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sorry, Grimey, at least you can get degrom way past his ADP then watch him break his elbow in May

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Well I already panicked and took Tatis. Hopefully I pick again before night ends.

    • yeah, it’s close to a coin flip call. got lindor at 1.10 in another DC. got Trea 1.11 in TGFBI.loving those teams but finding SPs I like at ADP is a challenge this year.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I made the 8th slot my 3rd priority since there are eight players that I’m really comfortable with as my first pick, and another fifteen that I’d be happy with in the second round. Knew I’d get one of Lindor, deGrom, or another player who’s still available in the 1st, and I’d still be guaranteed to get another one of those top players at 23 overall with my next pick. But I agree with you on SPs. Don’t love the early round options at ADP.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          I ended up at 13th pick which was one of my last KDS. I ended up grabbing Buehler coming back at 18 paired with Tatis. I wasn’t crazy about taking a pitcher in round 2 and Devers went right before.

          I thought hard about Harper and Alonso, but felt the potential BA drain wasn’t worth it there especially when Tatis BABIP comes back to earth. Now I can focus on bats for next 4+rounds. Haven’t gone pitcher this early in a long time so interested to see how it shakes out.

          • Big Magoo

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            Swinging for the fences with Tatis. Super high ceiling but hard to say what his floor is right now. Think it was a good move passing on Alonso. Three cat player who would need to repeat last year’s numbers to be worth that pick. Buehler’s solid. Allows you to avoid a bunch of the SPs who are being overdrafted in the top 75 or so.

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              Thanks makes me feel better. I feel like Tatis floor is 20/20, which isn’t great there, but I like the 40/40 lottery ticket. My concern is the BA and where it shakes out. Hopefully .260 is floor there.

          • Big Magoo

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            Being near one of the ends is tough. Two quick picks then a super long wait until your next one. Almost gotta throw ADP out the window once you get a few rounds in.

  64. Jr says:
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    I know pitchers are only going a few innings, but are you looking at velocity at all?

    Example, Manaea was hitting 93 On the gun on his four seam, and 85 on his slider (last year topped out at 90 and 80 on those pitches). This something to take notice of? Or fluky because guys are only throwing 2-3 innings?

    • Grey

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      I’d look at velocity if up big or down big…But .5 or 1 MPH aren’t major

      That is great for Manaea, agreed

  65. Zeke says:
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    I’m in a 6×6 (OBP/SLG/R/HR/RBI/SB and ERA/WHIP/K/SV+HD/QS/IP) keeper league. I have the option to keep Giolito or Luis Robert in the last round for the next 3 years. My other 3 keepers are all bats, but I’m confident I could find the pitching if I kept Robert over Giolito.

    Which one would you keep considering their future value over the next 3 seasons?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Robert

  66. Swfcdan says:
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    Annual crazy auction over (OBP league). Got Eugenio for $16 not expecting it, shoulder isn’t too worrysome right?

    Lost out on a lot of $1-2 flyers in endgame, ended up taking D German who I like a lot but still 63 games to park his ass on my bench. 6 man bench but is he worth holding, or drop for J Monty who’s looked good so far?

    • Grey

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      Nope re: Eugenio

      Sure, Monty

  67. Cohen says:
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    Grey, did a 12 team roto with 6 th pick
    Please give me your opinion. I think i did pretty good without adding the numbers in one of the tools u provide
    C-Kelly
    1B-Olsen
    2B-Muncy
    SS-Story
    3B-JRam
    MI-Mondesi
    CI-C.Walker
    Of-Springer
    Of-Soler
    Of-Mercado
    Of-W.Calhohn
    Of-Riley
    Util-Tauchman
    SP-Giolito
    SP-Gray
    SP-Lynn
    SP-Odorizzi
    SP-Plesac
    RP-Kimbrel
    RP-Robles
    RP-J.Jimenez
    RP-Oberg
    RP-Castillo
    RP-A.Miller
    RP-W.Davis

  68. Garrett says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Had my mixed lague H2H Keeper draft this past weekend. Below is my team. I see on waivers Dansby Swanson and JD davis were both undrafted. Would you drop Mcmahon or Edman for either. kind of felt like i needed Edmans speed.

    C – Will Smith $5
    1b- Matt Olsen $41
    2b- Marte $5
    SS – Story $28
    3b- Dozier $5
    CI – Ryan Mcmahon $3
    MI – Tatis Jr $3
    OF – Eloy $3
    OF – Meadows $3
    OF – Harper $51
    OF – Soto $10
    Util – Robles $3
    Util – Christian Walker $3
    Util – Tommy Edman $5

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