Today concludes the fantasy baseball sleepers‘ portion of our program.  *nudges homeless woman sleeping on my couch that I tried to get Cougs to agree to a threesome with*  No more sleepers, Francine.  Meh, I’ll let her rest.  Like the outfielders to target, this post is necessary.  You need to target the right names at the end of the draft for starters.  Last year’s starters to target post included McCullers, Nola, Robbie Ray and Alex Wood.  All guys who this year are in the top 26 for starters, with two making the jump to my top 20 starters.  This year…the world!  Well, not the world, just some starters.  As with other target posts, these guys are being drafted after the top 200 overall.  Anyway, here’s some starters to target for 2018 fantasy baseball:

Jon Gray (ESPN 203)  I almost wrote his name Jong Ray, then I laughed for 15 minutes, snorting and shizz.  However, maybe there’s some truth in that typo.  Could Jong Ray be related to Robbie Ray?  Both play in stadiums with humidors, both strike out more than one guy per inning, both are 26 years old and throw 94+ MPH, but Jong Ray’s walk rate is better, his fastball is harder and throws more ground balls.  One of these years we’re going to see the best Rockies starter since Ubaldo, and Jong Ray’s as good a bet as any.

Kevin Gausman (Yahoo 205) I already gave you my Kevin Gausman sleeper. I’ve stared Gausman down in a few leagues, unable to pull the trigger.  It’s not him, it’s me!  I still like him, but I’ve always found my teams already sporting an AL pitcher pick, and the thought of benching someone vs. the Red Sox and Yankees, gave me cold feet.  Though, maybe that’s because it’s 50 degrees in my house, and getting colder with the windows, because Cougs is having hot flashes!

Rick Porcello (ESPN 222; Yahoo 231)  Speaking of AL East starters, I never thought I’d be back in on Porcello.  Not only in on him, but I’ve drafted him.  Granted, only once, and I didn’t love how I felt after it, but there’s reason to be optimistic.  Last year, his control went a little sideways (literally) and that caused his ERA to balloon.  There’s little room for error — his ‘bad’ walk rate was still only 2.1 — but he feels much closer to a low-4 ERA pitcher.  Yes, in today’s game, that’s good.  By the by, I love how MLB is pushing a pace of game issue with things like a pitch clock, when the real reason for long games is due to teams using a Superball.  Remove the 10-7 games and pace of play would speed up.  Okay, could someone help me down from my soapbox?  I’m getting vertigo.

Alex Reyes (ESPN 233; Yahoo 289)  Everyone has a DL spot, right?  So, draft Reyes and stash him on your DL, then grab another guy.  You’d wanna grab someone from waivers before the 1st week of the season ends anyway.  The only drawback to the ol’ DL Draft-and-Stash gambit is you have to wait until the Cards officially DL Reyes, which might not happen until Opening Day.

Jameson Taillon (ESPN 237) He lost his command a bit last year, but if he can shave a ball or two off–*winces, crosses legs* Damn, I walked right into that.  Taillon still feels a year away from a huge break out, but, at his price, I’d pay to find out.

Blake Snell (ESPN 242)  I already gave you a Blake Snell sleeper.  I’ve run into similar problems with Snell as I have with Gausman.  *Staring at Snell, wanting to draft him, thinks of Red Sox and Yankees, gets shook and drafts Michael Wacha*  Still I would draft Snell (in theory).

Charlie Morton (ESPN 244)  There’s no starters to draft late?  Charlie Morton’s in my top 40 starters!  I will say without a lack of modesty, the one place the big box sites really lack compared to my rankings is their starter rankings.  How is Morton ranked 244th overall?  Does that make any sense?  What if I told you Cole Hamels is ranked 60 spots higher?  Still making sense?  Ya sure?  The person who ranked Charlie Morton this late is a Charlie Moron.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (ESPN 255; Yahoo unranked)  Seriously, you don’t have to draft any starters before the top 200 if you’re playing in a friendly game of fantasy baseball at ESPN or Yahoo.

Michael Wacha (ESPN 265, Yahoo 232)  The real bummer in ESPN or Yahoo’s rankings is if you’re in a league with decent fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), they’re drafting all of these starters way before they’re ranked.  I mean, is anyone seriously drafting Joe Mauer before Wacha like at ESPN?  I know, apples/oranges, but c’mon.  Also, I gave you a Michael Wacha sleeper.

Miles Mikolas (ESPN 267; Yahoo 346)  You know what’s funny (not funny)?  You either draft a guy and feel awful about it, or you draft a guy and feel good about it.  (I told you hilarious!)  Mikolas is one of those guys that I drafted and felt really good about it.  Honestly, not 100% sure why.  He’s likely going to be a mess of a 6-7 K/9, 4.25-75 ERA, but I’m liking him for no reason whatsoever (okay, there’s reasons; check my fantasy baseball rankings for them).

Jordan Montgomery (ESPN 274; Yahoo 292)  I should’ve done a tier of starters that I love that are in the AL East, which means I’ll hem and/or haw and not draft them.  I love this guy, but no JoMo.

Dinelson Lamet (ESPN 315; Yahoo 201)  I’m fairly certain that ESPN doesn’t rank guys as much as they just throw darts at a board.  “Lamet is in the 300’s?  Sounds good!”  “Actually, that dart just hit Buster Olney.”  “Same diff.”  By the way, all sportswriters at ESPN are now going by their middle name, “Soon To Be Of The Athletic.”

Trevor Williams (ESPN 516) I already gave you a Trevor Williams sleeper.  It won two awards.  First award was for the “Number One Post Pirates Fans Want To Believe.”  Second award was for, “Number One Post No One Else Cares About.”

Patrick Corbin (ESPN 342; Yahoo 247) I already gave you a Patrick Corbin sleeper.  By the by, it’s crazy how shook people are over the humidor when it comes to Diamondbacks hitters, right?  Nutso, but not that delicious, all-natural nut butter.  Nutso as in everyone thinks the Diamondbacks hitters will become Daniel Descalso with the humidor.  What is even crazier to me, everyone is preaching bye-bye on Diamondbacks hitters, however, Diamondbacks pitchers are not getting the reverse positive vibes.  If you really believe someone like Goldschmidt will now be in trouble, wouldn’t you also believe in Corbin?  Not the case anywhere.  I haven’t seen one person move Goldschmidt down in their rankings and move Corbin up.

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Great job. Answered one of my questions.

  2. OaktownSteve says:
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    Chris Davis with a “C” (obviously) hit leadoff for the Orioles yesterday. I assume they just wanted to max his ABs in that spring game as he’s been out with an elbow. Then I thought, Jeysus, who should hit 1st for the Orioles? I challenge you to make a compelling argument for any player on that team. Best argument receives all you can drink beer from my grocery store on opening day.

    No player has me more flummoxed than Trevor Bauer. My scouts eye doesn’t love him. He commands exactly none of his pitches. I love the offseason narrative about how he went to Driveline to develop a Corey Kluber slider. The spring K rate is tasty. I own two shares when I vowed to have none. The most uncomfortable seat on the bandwagon.

    Back to the Orioles, because yeah they are the most exciting team around. I drafted Hunter Harvey in the 50 round NFBC. I read the tea leaves with him and I had him as a surprise early call up. Buck was quoted the other day as saying, and I paraphrase “If we hadn’t signed Cobb, it would have been soon” and then he winked awkwardly. He showed me three potentially plus pitches this spring. Saw some pitchability. Keep him in your back pocket.

    Surprising to me…my favorite pitcher, Rich Hill, turned a decent profit last year. 2017 ADP 124, Razzball 2017 final rank 95. A two round profit.

    I own Jonathan Villar in two leagues and I’m somewhat encouraged. There’s a good narrative here. He is by many reports a very bright and engaged player who shows a dedication to his craft. Last season he got frustrated by the quality of his at bats and he basically went to the team video guy and asked for all the Joey Votto tape he could find in an effort to improve his approach. He walked as much as he struck out in the winter league. His spring K rate is under 20% (career 27%). A lot of spring stats you can poop on, but SABR folks point out that K and BB rates are among the fastest to coalesce so there’s reason to be encouraged. He’s one year removed from a 60 steal season. With good performance he could wind up at the top of a monster line up (Villar-Cain-Yelich-Shaw-Santana anyone?). As someone who has seen a lot of Eric Sogard, I can assure you that no team with playoff aspirations is giving him 400 PAs (and I love the guy). 11 homers and 23 steals from last year feel like a floor from him. 15/30 seem possible. 2016 is the ceiling.

    Here’s something truly amazing, say what you will about the ethical blah blah blah. Last year the scale ran from 184-45 park factor on Baseball Prospectus for home runs favoring left handed hitters (Baltimore to SF). And yeah, SF is the stadium where a left handed hitter set the all time record for HRs at 73.

    A list of guys I’ve seen with triple digit fastballs out of the pen this spring: Mike Mayers, Jose Alvarado, Dan Altavilla, Keynan Middleton.

    This will immediately be called out as a homer pick but I’m going with a bold prediction here. Trevor Cahill will throw 135 innings for the A’s this year, win 10 games and have a K rate above 8. He showed a combination of improved peripherals (4.16 xFIP) and K rate (9.32) last year. The A’s SP is a disaster. He will need a couple of AAA starts to get ready but I definitely think he’ll end up towards the top of their rotation, make 20 or so starts and win some games as I think the A’s will be competitive whenever their SPs show up at all. A really interesting, totally off the radar AL only or ridiculously deep league target.

    Ian Kennedy played hurt all year last year. His spring has been very encouraging with 15 ks in 13 innings and a good health report. He’s only 33 which is old but not ancient. His 2015-2016 averages when healthy were 180 innings, 180 strike outs, 10 wins and an ERA just under 4. The ballpark is excellent. If healthy he gets 30 starts. Honestly you’re hoping for those numbers from guys you’re drafting 250 spots north of his 447 ADP.

    Let’s have a definition of sleeper…a quantifiable definition and we’ll pioneer that for the roto world seeing as how nobody can quite agree: a sleeper is taken outside the top 250 NFBC ADP and you believe he will finish inside the top 200 final rankings with a shot at top 175 or better. With that in mind, here are a couple of OF sleepers and their ADP that I have various reasons to believe in: Winker (320), Teoscar Hernandez (377), Aaron Alther (280…skills not jobs), Jose Pirela(373…if he were anointed with a starting job he’d have a lot more heat. Says here he gets 500 PAs, great speed power possibility plus OF/2B eligible by midseason), Brandon Nimmo (493 ADP but rising. Kid can hit. Draft slot is basically free)

    • VinWins

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      @OaktownSteve: Good stuff Steve. This should be copy/pasted as a post this weekend under the title “Oaktownn Musings” (Contemplations or Reflections if you prefer).

      • VinWins

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        ( I think the extra ‘n’ in Oaktown is a nice touch.)

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @VinWins: “What’s the extra n for?”
          “Nnuggets of wisdom!”
          “What’s THAT extra n for?”
          “That’s a typo.”

          • VinWins

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            @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Ha. You don’t think I would click “post” without checking for typos, do you?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @VinWins: I think the only way I could provide any actual content to the site would be a Sunday weekly like this just so long as all I had to do was email somebody a word doc. The word press blog thing is to much for me.

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I told you I would do this for you two years ago. I need to to get Grey on board. It will be like the world according to Garp, but Oaktown

    • Big Magoo

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      @OaktownSteve: It’s funny that you mention Cahill (again). Do you remember that SP search I did the other day for the high GB, high K pitchers? If you eliminated the 2.5 BB/K ratio requirement, just one more name gets added to the list. Wanna take a guess? Bartlolo Colon! Just kidding. It’s Cahill. Just has to get the walk rate under control.

      I have three players to add to the sleeper list (with NFBC ADP since March 1st):

      Lewis Brinson (264.61): Former 1st round pick. Age 24 season. 66/13/48/11/.331 line in 76 AAA games last season. Might hit leadoff. 20/20 skills.

      Yonder Alonso (274.48): Poster boy for the launch angle narrative. More than tripled his career high in a single season for homers last year (28). Scheduled to hit 5th in an above average lineup. Progressive Field ranked anywhere from the 4th to 8th best home park for left-handed power in 2017 (depending on the source). Tied for the MLB lead with 6 homers this spring, for what it’s worth.

      Leonys Martin (331.40): Scheduled to hit leadoff for the Tigers. One year removed from a 15/24 season. Went 11/25 with a .306/.346/.492 line in 88 AAA games last year. Could be Kevin Kiermaier almost 200 picks later.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        I’m with you on all three of those guys. The Martin story is interesting. He tried to go launch angle and it was a disaster. Scrapped it. He’s had some decent seasons.

        • Big Magoo

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          @OaktownSteve: If you’re a corner man who wants to tap into his power more (like Hosmer), it makes sense to try to lift the ball a bit more. Never understood why a speedster like Martin would want to do that.

      • Grey

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        @Big Magoo: I really wanted Brinson in my RCL, but crazily enough Tehol grabbed him right before me. He will likely drop him and Brinson will still be mine

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Big Magoo: @OaktownSteve:

      Stratton is a nice late round flyer too.
      Sharks injury secured a spot in the rotation (for now).

      • Big Magoo

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        @FrankGrimes: Because of his high walk rate and lack of a true out pitch, I wouldn’t trust Stratton on the road, but he’s a solid matchup play at home.

    • Grey

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      @OaktownSteve: You named every single guy you drafted on your NFBC team after the 15th round, didn’t you? Very sneaky, Steve, very sneaky indeed. I’ll give you a guy who no one is talking about that I am talking about much like you (because I own him), Carlos Asuaje. Was leading spring in OPS, locking down everyday ABs, Padres could use someone, and he told a reporter that he’s actively trying to launch angle up his game because that’s what baseball wants.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Asuaje is pretty interesting. It will be interesting to see how ABs shake out between him, Spongebob and Pirela.

        Re: NFBC you are correct. You could say I preached what I practiced. I’m like 80% happy with that NFBC team. My first try at the 50 round format.

        • Grey

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          I have a NFBC roundup that I need to post, aiming for Monday, assuming Trout doesn’t break his knee this weekend… You know what’s real interesting about Asuaje, or Ah Say Hey Kid as I call him, he has nothing in even his minor league history to point to

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: Hey he stole ten bases one year and hits the ball to all fields…wow that felt empty

            • Grey

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              Haha

    • Tom says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Thoughts on trade offer.
      I was offered the following for Acuna in a 2 year keeper league:
      Rick Porcello, Dinelson Lamet, Masahiro Tanaka, Zack Greinke, Taijuan Walker and Corey Kluber .
      My team:
      Pos Players
      C James McCann C | DET
      1B Carlos Santana 1B | PHI
      2B Robinson Cano 2B | SEA
      3B Justin Turner 3B | LAD
      SS Trevor Story SS | COL
      MI Jose Peraza 2B,SS | CIN
      CI Travis Shaw 3B | MIL
      OF Ronald Acuna OF | ATL
      OF Ender Inciarte OF | ATL
      OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
      OF Chris Taylor 2B,OF | LAD
      U Xander Bogaerts SS | BOS
      U Gregory Polanco OF | PIT
      U Giancarlo Stanton OF | NYY
      OF Mitch Haniger OF | SEA
      OF Hunter Renfroe OF | SD
      Pitchers
      Pos Players
      P Luis Castillo P | CIN
      P Aroldis Chapman P | NYY
      P Patrick Corbin P | ARI
      P Kevin Gausman P | BAL
      P Corey Knebel P | MIL
      P Robbie Ray P | ARI
      P Danny Salazar P | CLE
      P Vince Velasquez P | PHI
      P Trevor Williams P | PIT
      P Archie Bradley P | ARI
      P Miles Mikolas P | STL
      P Hyun-Jin Ryu P | LAD

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Tom:

        I’d ask for Kluber and a solid 3b upgrade if available Don’t see how the trade as offered is a help this year. There are some nice names there but not enough improvement on guys you already have.

    • Tom cody says:
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      @OaktownSteve: wow now that’s a post…a real anti-Galic if u will pardon the pun.

    • Birrrdy! says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I vote for Al Bumbry to hit leadoff for the O’s. …fOOOrever!

      • Grey

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        Haha

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    Do you like Ryu more than other last round gambles like Junis, Wheeler, Skaggs, Garcia, Heaney, Pivetta?

    • Kingslayer says:
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      @Thorbs: How about more then German Marquez? Asking for a friend….

    • Cram It says:
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      @Thorbs: *Looks at Grey’s rankings…sees that Ryu is at least 130 spots higher than any of those guys*….Maybe Grey doesn’t like him more , since some of the other guys have more upside, but the 1000 monkeys that typed up his rankings do. And really, they’re the ones running the show.

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        @Cram It: He’s def a better pitcher – in my head I’m just weighing Ryu’s above-average floor and limited innings/QS with a riskier arm like the ones mentioned that might have everything click.

        Did snap up Ryu regardless though, ha

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          @thorbs: Can go total risk if you want an upside pick, but Wheeler’s probably out of the rotation, Garcia is old and if Heaney being injured already is any indication, Skaggs is in the same boat. And Pivetta maybe throws just as many innings as Ryu.

    • Grey

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      @Thorbs: Agree with Cram

  4. muskysmell says:
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    It’s that time of year boys!!

    Grey, my man…how are ya? I’m excited to get back on the razzball fantasy train once more after a long offseason. Hope all is well with you…

    Need you to rate my team:
    11 team, AL/NL Mixed, Roto, Keeper League

    C – Austin Barnes
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2B – Chris Taylor
    3B – Kris Bryant
    SS – Jean Segura
    OF – Mike Trout
    OF – Bryce Harper
    OF – Mookie Betts
    U – Byron Buxton
    Bench: Conforto, E. Saurez, J. Bour

    SP – Yu Darvish
    SP – Alex Wood
    SP – Lance McCullers
    SP – Jacob DeGrom
    SP – Dinelson Lamet
    C – Cam Bedroisan
    C – Shane Green
    Bench: H. J. Ryu, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb

    I know my pitching is weak af, but I’m digging my offense. Any thoughts?

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @muskysmell: Muskysmell!

      Nice name. My $0.02….Your team is great! Closers could use help, but SAGNOF. Also, you can drop all of your bench for streamers during the year using the streamonator! Your starting pitching is prettay good and your outfield is really top dog!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @muskysmell: Only three top-5 players? pathetic

    • Pouss-Pouss says:
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      @muskysmell: You should be ashamed if you don’t win your league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: Good to see you! Agree with Ante on closers… Your hitting looks solid tho, and your pitching is stacked too

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Really nice article, will have to deploy some of those dudes!

    a. Agree wholly on Gray!

    b. Yusmeiro Petit available in a standard RCL. Would you add him and if so who is the drop?

    1. Mike Minor
    2. Chad Green
    3. Brad Brach
    4. Willie Calhoun

    c. Thank God Hedges only took a pitch off his calf. I autodrafted him in my RCL with the last pick because I had to get ready for work (well day 3 of the 3-day meeting if you must know, so not really work).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante Galic: A. Get on board! B. Can lose Calhoun C. Ha, sure you can replace him if you want

  6. Nick says:
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    Grey :)

    here is the post i was wainting FOR !!

    like i said fews days ago, i read over and over your rankings

    Here is how i landed in pitching in my Keeper league:
    SP1. Severino – Keeper
    SP2. Archer – Keeper
    SP3 Morton – Keeper
    SP4 Bauer – 1st pick after keepers #147
    SP5 Jong Ray – 2nd pick #154
    SP6 Wacha – 4th pick #174
    SP7 Corbin – #207 (STEAL ?)

    +
    RP1 KJansen – Keeper
    RP2 Cody Allen – Keeper
    P J.Hader – #227 prospect pick (i wanted Lamet reached @175 or Mikolas gone @208)
    RP M.Givens + AJMinter (last 2 picks) (dropped Nicasio for Michael Taylor OF)

    Trevor Williams still avb

    Looks like i’ve been a good “studyer” of your theory :)

    • Grey

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      @Nick: I like the guys you got!

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        this is thanks to YOU ^^
        SPs were my weak points the previous seasons

        and SMokey for the RPs

        i’m gonna thank him on his ” NEW HOLD “post NOW :))))

        • Grey

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          Cool

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    I am in a AL plus Cubs and Brewers roto auction keeper league. In addition to 25 major leaguers, we can have up to 5 minor league players in reserve. I have the #1 minor league pick (two snake rounds). I think the top two players available are Bo Bichette and Shohei Ohtani (if he is not on the Opening Day MLB roster). We can keep minor leaguers up to 3 years starting the year they are on the Opening Day MLB roster. Maybe Ohtani’s spring training tribulations are due to adjusting to the new environment and new ball, or maybe it is a sign of things to come (and there is the potential issue of his elbow). We use CBSSports for our league, so there is only “one” Ohtani, used either as a pitcher or a hitter, but we can switch between (but requires a transaction expense). If you were in my situation would you take Ohtani or Bichette?

    Thanks.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Monty: Why Cubs and Brewers?

      • Monty says:
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        @Slappy Jack: Most of the members are in Wisconsin

  8. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    In 1997 Wade Boggs threw 1 really nice inning. I was lucky enough to see it happen on the TV screen in a facsimile of live. I keep trying to recapture that feeling, but the principle of diminishing returns is a derogatory term that likens women to canines.

    Who’s going to be the Wade Boggs of this year?

  9. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Are you Jong Ray? Are you Robbie Ray? Are you Sonnyg Ray?

    Who wants Sano?! Who wants Sano?!

    • Lt says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: this isn’t getting the credit it deserves! Hahahaha

  10. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey – drop [email protected]$&*? now, or wait a few days and see how this pec strain plays out? 11 team mixed, plenty of SP on waivers including some you’ve listed above…

    • knucks says:
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      @Tigres: I’d wait and see. If there is a bunch of stuff on the wire, then some should still be there for you in a few days.

  11. Big League Wood says:
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    Following up Ryu with Walker Buehler seems like a sold plan. I executed that scenario in a few auctions.

    Speaking to FAB strategies and early drafting, I need an OF5 in a league due to no Melky and an injury. Team needs speed.
    15 teamer. $1 000 budget.
    What percentage would you throw at DeShizz or Maybin types?

    What is your philosophy on Season long FAB ??!
    Roll the dice and spend a crap ton early to get production over the year? Or use a methodical approach and budget per week?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big League Wood: No strategy with FAAB here. You want a guy, you bid on him.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Cram It:

        No strategy? Lol
        Just make up a number an Wing it? Gotcha …

        • Cram It says:
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          @Big League Wood: For the season? No, there’s no weekly budget or “spend this much on hitting/this much on pitching”. You can’t tell how much another guy wants the same player.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks man
        Any drafts left for you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One more, tomorrow

  12. G says:
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    I’ve mentioned my keepers to you several
    times already since I was offered a few trades but I’m down to two intriguing offers.

    First my keepers are Arenado (my 8th round pick), Trea Turner (my 9th), Correa (my 7th), and Machado (My 4th). While these are stud keepers, I have some white people problems in that two of my keepers clog my two utility spots before the draft even starts, giving me less flexibility in the draft. I have the 12th overall pick in 12 team H2H snake draft. So as it stands in the first 10 rounds, I still have my 1st through 3rd round picks, and my 5th and 6th round picks. Based on keepers the top 12 guys are almost 100 percent predictable, leaving me with taking Strasberg and one of Abreu/encarnacion with the 12th and 13th overall picks.

    I only have trade interest from two teams in Correa at this point. The two offers are:

    My Correa for Lindor and a swap of our 3rd round picks. Lindor and Correa are both 7th round keepers so nothing changes there. This moves me about 7 spots up the 3rd round. I also like Lindor over a Correa like yourself, but doesn’t free up roster flexibility since it’s a SS swap.

    The second offer is Correa for Springer and a swap of first round picks. His Springer is a 6th round keeper so I lose a round since Correa is a 7th. But it frees up a Utility spot and gives me a different set of available players with my 1st round pick although I only move up 3 spots. In the first round with the 9th overall pick, I will likely have whoever is left of Bryant, Votto, Sherzer, and Kershaw. If the hitter is available I’ll take Strasberg at the top of the second round, and Abreu if it’s Kershaw or Sherzer.

    My third option is I just hold Correa.

    Sorry for this crazy long explanation but having a tough time with this one.

    • Justin says:
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      @G:

      I say keep what you got and draft accordingly. Unless you prefer Lindor over Correa. I like them about the same. Everyone else will probably reach a little on SS/3B since you have all the top guys pretty much. I’d say target Strasburg with 1st since you have no pitcher keepers.

    • Grey

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      @G: I’d want Lindor

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman! says:
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    We draft these guys so we can be the high bidders on Acuna!

    Want every one of these guys. Jon Gray has been growing on me a lot, especially since he had that very long stretch of butterness last year. He’s going to figure out how to beat coors one of these days.

    Re: DL – I’ve found myself spending $1 on a Jimmy Nelson DL (over Reyes) even in keepers, and particularly in weekly leagues. What do you think?

  14. Justin says:
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    12 team head-to-head weekly points league. 2 keepers forever (no compensation). I pulled a tank job (get your mind out of the gutter) last year and traded players for picks in this years draft. I ended up with multiple picks in rounds 2-7, so my team has a pretty big advantage. Hopefully I cash in on the extra picks and don’t make craptastic selections like last year (Odor, Miggy…)

    C – Wellington Castillo
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Albies
    SS – Correa
    3B – Gallo
    OF – Trout
    OF – Blackmon
    OF – Cespedes
    UTIL – Buxton
    UTIL – Devers
    Bench – Acuna
    Bench – Marwin

    SP – Darvish
    SP – C. Martinez
    SP – Castillo
    SP – Tanaka
    SP – D. Price
    RP – Kimbrel
    RP – Brad Hand
    Bench – Sonny gray
    Bench – Jon gray
    Bench – Cueto
    Bench – Fulmer
    Bench – Danny Duffy

    Feel pretty confident this team should trash everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: In a Points League, hopefully your pitching holds up, if it does, looks like a solid team

  15. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Loving these guys, Grey.

    1. Which of these beauts would you snag first in a QS (instead of wins) keeper league? Lamet? Taillon? Gray? Giolito in the mix in this format?

  16. Peacecoast says:
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    I gots Taillon, Mongtomery and Mikolas! Cuz that’s how I roll, Capi? Also Giolito, who I am surprised you didn’t put on that list. Opening day can’t get here fast enough, I hate this last week before the action begins.

    Fun fact, I said Pronto and Capi? to my first Italian person yesterday. Was kinda awkward TBH.

    Have you seen the Make Love in Water Oscar winning movie yet? I forget the name, I could google it but it’s maybe funnier this way. Also I started Mindhunter which seems cool.

    Peace!

    • Justin says:
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      @Peacecoast:

      Shape of Water is what you’re talking about. 3 billboards is the best movie of the year IMHO (so humble)

      Mindhunter is awesome.

    • Grey

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      @Peacecoast: Haha, did that person know Gomorra and if not did you recommend it? Shape of Water, yeah, saw it… On my TV, which may not have been best way to see… Mindhunter was solid

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: ya I was recommending the show to this woman I work with. She seemed mildly interested but I had to warn her about the violence. She mentioned something about Naples having a strong accent. So I said pronto and capi over and over trying to impress her but failing badly.

        Did you mean it would have been better to watch Shape of Water in your bathtub?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or a giant aquarium

  17. MattH says:
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    Great job on the rankings this year, Grey! I was able to get Corbin late in my first RCL. Looking forward to opening day and your daily rundowns.

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anyone hear any more about Villar v Sogard in the starting 2B gig? Would really love to snag a $1-2 Villar as my MI if he’s likely to have the job, at least initially.

    Spring stats don’t matter, but if this is a competition, both guys are doing well, but Villar is looking pretty sexy . . .

    .326 (.383 obp), 2 SB . . . and most importantly, on 9 Ks in 43 ABs – that’s only a 21% K rate compared to the 30%+ he had in 2017 and the 36% K rate he had in 2017 spring.

    This is of course extrapolating way too much, but for those of us drafting this weekend, do we all think that’s enough to gamble?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:

      Check out my long comment above. Had a blurb about Villar. Just FYI, K and BB rates are calculated vs PAs and not ABs, so Villar’s spring rate is even better than you thought.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks – I’ll take that all day! Hoping to do a Villar (MI) Kingery (1st reserve round) combo.

  19. Shifty says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H league with OBP and Slugging as categories instead of average or negative K’s, which means Khris Davis CRUSHES and finished 33rd on the player rater last year.

    Do you keep him for $17 in those settings or do you keep Puig for $6?

  20. Jake Kimball says:
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    I ended up with this in a 12t H2H auction

    Darvish
    Bauer
    Taillon
    Wacha
    Lamet
    Snell
    Duffy
    Nelson

    Too upsidie?

    Ryu is on waivers so I can grab him once Nelson qualifies for the DL.

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake Kimball:

      Only spent $55 on them, so 21% the budget.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake Kimball: Looks solid to me, I like all those guys except Duffy which is small

  21. Chris D says:
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    As Pirates fan, it’s Cy Young or bust for Trevor Williams after reading your post Grey. Also I get my drinking water from the Allegheny River so I might have something wrong with me.

  22. Justin says:
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    Thanks for the write up!

    10 team keeper OPS league

    My Stanton, tim Anderson, grienke
    For
    his Lindor, Buxton, Ray.

    What do you guys think?

    • Kingslayer says:
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      @Justin: I slightly like the Lindor/Buxton/Ray side better BUT it’s so hard to pass up on Giancarlo’s first season in Yankee Stadium

  23. SteveO says:
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    “Humidity reduces density because water vapor is lighter than dry air, so the more water vapor in the mixture, the less dense the air. So forget how the air feels on a hot, humid day. It is actually lighter, and will allow the ball to fly farther.” It’s Science Bitch! (Sorry, Breaking Bad Reference!)

  24. McGaffer12 says:
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    Ugh, gotta drop one, weekly accumulation head to head league

    C-Realmuto
    1b-Encarnacion
    2nd-Alutve
    SS-Taylor
    3rd-Freeman
    OF Santana, Cespedes, Ozuna
    Util-Mancini

    Need to drop one of: Villar, Eaton, Gardner, or Jose Martinez or I guess Domingo

    Really appreciate the input

    • Kingslayer says:
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      @McGaffer12: Jose Martinez… not because I dont like him, but because he’s the only one with playing time concerns.

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Kingslayer: this! How does he play everyday?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @McGaffer12:

      Eaton. Not close for me.

      • Cram It says:
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        @OaktownSteve: But Eaton has a 1.625 spring OPS, OTS!

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Cram It:

          Eaton is also in the BSOHL!

  25. Nacho Keepers says:
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    10 team 5×5 (QS instead of W) ESPN keeper league question.

    Drafting 9th,
    keepers:
    1st rd. Aluvte
    4th rd. Blackmon

    Last keeper:
    14th rd. Darvish
    or
    15th rd. Ozuna

    thanks in advance

  26. Kingslayer says:
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    Who wins this NL-only trade? 5×5 H2H

    Avila, Alex C | ARI
    Yelich, Christian CF | MIL
    Castillo, Luis SP | CIN
    Minter, A.J. RP | ATL
    Brinson, Lewis CF | MIA

    Or

    Gregerson, Luke RP | STL
    Gonzalez, Carlos RF | COL
    Martinez, Jose LF | STL
    Ray, Robbie SP | ARI
    Alfaro, Jorge C | PHI

      • Kingslayer says:
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        @Grey: Sweet, that’s my side *evil laughter*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  27. RazzCommenter says:
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    One interesting thing I noticed on Gausman was his catcher splits last year (yes I’m deep in the weeds here). The timing could just align perfectly with his second half but it seems he was much more comfortable with Caleb Joseph, which would bode well given that he’s penciled in to be their starting C somehow?

    https://bbref.com/pi/shareit/jvgfJ

    While I was looking, I noticed similar catcher splits with Rich Hill and Jeff Samardzija. Feel free to tell me I’ve got too much time on my hands…

  28. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Always in full trade mode, what’s better h2h 5×5.

    Robbie Ray, Souza for Hosmer and Bauer.

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Hosmer

  29. ElBoss says:
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    Good morning Grey!! I read your post religiously, so I know how they are in your rankings, but I am having a tremendously hard time choosing who to keep, they were due last night!!! The options are Jean Segura, Javier Baer, and Yoan Moncada. I need to pick 2, thank you Grey!!

    P.s. when I try to spell Yoan Montana it translates to Young Montana!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ElBoss: Thanks! Baez, Segura

  30. MJP says:
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    How’s it going Grey! I’ve been waiting for the right post to ask this – and this seems like the perfect time. I’m in a WEIRD keeper auction league – started off as a 12 team but now we are down 8. 7×7 (+OPS, +BB, +L, +K/BB) with a Trumpian HUGE roster. (+3OF, +2UTIL, +MI, +CI) and a 35 MINIMUM innings. 5 moves per week. But enough with the boring shizz…

    My questions more theoretical than anything. I am loaded with keepers (Trout, Altuve, Harper, Brant & Stanton) and have about half my auction money left..

    With this league setup, should I spend it all on pitching? Or wait (like usual) until the $5 guys for my SP 1. The insane innings limit makes me think good SP should be a giant premium. Do I even draft a closet with such a high minimum?

    Top player up this year are Betts, Goldy, Kersh, Kluber, Springer, Stras, Abreu… I can probably get any two of those guys.. do I spend it all on Bets and Goldie? Or get two pitching studs??

    I never buy into pitching, but I have no idea what I’m doing here..

    Thanks for the input – I’m impressed if you even read half of this!

    • Cram It says:
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      @MJP: I think I’d pay for one ace. and the rest the best bats. League that shallow, there will be plenty of arms to add in-season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Agree with Cram

  31. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, I have to keep two pitchers in my 5×5 roto league, and one is Kluber. My other choice is between Severino and deGrom. So far I’ve been leaning Sev, but I seem to recall both you and Rudy have deGrom slightly ahead in your rankings. I’m assuming that is because Sev has only done it once, and his big innings jump last year. Is Severino the right keeper choice here when I already have Kluber, or do you suggest going with the rankings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: I prefer Severino in a keeper

  32. slimbo says:
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    looking to shake things up in my 12 team dynasty
    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG
    W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

    current roster is

    C – Perez
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Odor
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Buxton
    UTIL – Devers
    UTIL – Gallo
    Bench – Bogaerts

    SP – Syndergard
    SP – Ohtani
    RP – Osuna
    RP – Giles
    P – Diaz
    P – Davis
    P – Bradley
    P – Leone
    P – Claudio
    Bench – Castillo
    Bench – Stroman
    Bench – Bauer
    Bench – Reyes
    Bench – Devenski

    would you make any moves for these players available?
    Hicks, M Chapman, Renfroe, Mcmahon, Pirela, Haniger, Gurriel, Soler, Moran

    Odorizzi, Corbin, Green, Madson, Edwards jr

    also, i see alot of wacha love on razzball nation, he was just dropped in my other dynasty should i drop boxburger or matz for him?

    • Whatever says:
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      @slimbo: i would drop matz for wacha. The same amout of injury risk and Wacha has better stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slimbo: Meh, I like some of these guys on waivers, but you’re dropping who? Devenski? Then why’d you drop him? I don’t like Stroman, but I wouldn’t drop him — Box for Wacha, sure

  33. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Had a 10 team mixed league redraft snake draft last night. 5×5. Somehow I was able to pickup Betts, Bryant, Freeman, Springer in first four rounds and I was in the 10th slot. Crazy!!! (To be fair, I drafted Samardzia one hour before the news came out about his MRI)

    What do you think?

    C Castillo, Welington
    1B Freeman, Freddie
    2B Schoop, Jonathan
    3B Bryant, Kris
    SS Segura, Jean
    CI Abreu, Jose
    MI Taylor, Chris
    OF Betts, Mookie
    OF Inciarte, Ender
    OF Marte, Starling
    OF Rosario, Eddie
    OF Springer, George
    UT Rosario, Amed
    UT Santana, Carlos
    SS Simmons, Andrelton
    OF Haniger, Mitch
    P Bauer, Trevor
    P Corbin, Patrick
    P Martinez, Carlos
    P Neris, Hector
    P Rivero, Felipe
    P Samardzija, Jeff
    P Stroman, Marcus
    P Vizcaino, Arodys
    P Wood, Alex
    P Melancon, Mark
    P Snell, Blake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: I’d say your first four say it all, crazy hitting… Pitching looks a little light, but it’ll be fine, you can work waivers

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: There are plenty of decent pitchers on the wire or i can make a trade later in the year. I just could not pass up all those top tier guys falling into my lap. And i have plenty of closers to start the year.

  34. Tom cody says:
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    Ya these posts are great and all…but hasn’t like 95percent of leagues drafted already? Needed this a month ago.

    • Whatever says:
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      @Tom cody: Really? You are complaining about a free service not being timely enough for you. Please go to ESPN then. I am sure you will get expert commentary there in time for your draft.

      • Whatever says:
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        @Whatever: Not sure if my sarcasm came through enough.

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Tom cody: Come on man! He’s been writing since January on who to draft

  35. Sam Horn says:
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    5×5 , 4 player unlimited keeps

    Who u like in my first round : Bentendi/J Upton/Acuna/Buxton/Ozuna???

    Other keeps: Jose Ramirez/Bellinger/Bregman /Harper

  36. jon says:
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    Dealing G.Polanco for Andujar and a draft pick( I can hold Andujar for 4 years on a prospect list) good deal? I have Betts, Springer, Benintendi and Puig for OF already.

    Need a SP with the roster spot… Wacha or Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Meh, I’d hold Polanco… Wacha

  37. Old School Brother says:
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    30 team league, can I get excited about Seth Lugo’s chances at making the rotation? It’s wheels off for Wheeler so far this spring (see what I did there?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Old School Brother: He will at some point, not like other Mets starters will stay healthy… Say Lugo’s good for about 110 rotation IP

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Old School Brother:@Grey: you see the best strategy there is, DON’T PLAY IN 30 TEAM LEAGUES WHERE YOU TAKE A REAL MLB TEAM AND DON’T DRAFT THE BULK OF YOUR SQUAD

        • Grey

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          Haha

  38. YO says:
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    In a weekly league with the below active spots for pitchers, standard scoring plus holds, what sort of SP to RP ratio would you be looking to activate each week?

    SP
    SP
    SP
    RP
    RP
    RP
    P
    P
    P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YO: One or two closer, one or two Holds guy

  39. Ronald Wilkerson says:
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    Hey Mate!

    Drafted last night in a 12 person mixed league, 7×7 (obp&slg and H/IP & WHIP) for a 6 keeper league. What do you think of this team makeup?

    C Grandal, Yasmani (206)
    1B Rizzo, Anthony (35)
    2B Taylor, Chris (86)
    3B Arenado, Nolan(11)
    SS Correa, Carlos (23)
    OF Blackmon, Charlie (47)
    OF Rosario, Eddie (126)
    OF Hamilton, Billy (71)
    UTL Gallo,Joey (134)
    Reserve Acuna, Ronald (83)
    Reserve Mancini, Trey (131)
    Reserve Senzel, Nick (227)

    SP Bauer, Trevor (107)
    SP Nola (59)
    RP Giles, Ken (110)
    RP Bradley, Archie (179)
    P Morton Charlie(158)
    P Miller, Andrew(182)
    P Faria, Jacob (230)
    Reserve Lamet, Dinelson (251)
    Reserve Wacha, Michael (203)

    Should I have drafted Senzel and Acuna considering they have yet to be called? (Here’s praying to a mid-April callup) Are there any holes in my team that I should focus on?

    Thanks for all your hard work. Looking forward to your work this summer!

    • Whatever says:
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      @Ronald Wilkerson: I think you are a bit light on power but maybe that’s just me.

    • Grey

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      @Ronald Wilkerson: Agree with Whatever, looks light on power, higher on speed… Pitching looks solid, I don’t think you should focus on Senzel, it’s a flyer, you’re gonna drop 30% of your team at some point

  40. ERad says:
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    Draft on Sunday, trying to map out my plan of attack for rounds 3-6

    It’s a H2H league 6×6 (OPS and K/9) – only 3 moves per week – so starting pitching holds a little more value.

    Rizzo, Altuve, Judge, and Jose Ramirez are my keepers.

    Most of the top 40 is kept – my hope is taking Freeman/Bellinger and Rendon for the first two rounds.

    After that, I basically have no interest in any of the hitters for the next 30 picks.

    Thoughts on going Robbie Ray, Jose Quintana, Tanaka, and then finishing with Acuna in round 6, or is that too much pitching?

    I could swap out Q or Tanaka for Sano or maybe Hosmer, but neither of those guys move the needle too much, ya feel me?

    • Grey

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      @ERad: Ray/Quintana sounds fine, don’t need 3 SPs

  41. Chicitysox23 says:
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    I guess ill post my draft results and ask for areas that need help….

    C. W. Castillo
    1. Goldshiz (Was able to draft him at 9th)
    2 D. Murphy
    3rd. Solarte
    SS T. Anderson
    OF Benintendi
    OF K. Davis
    OF Eddie Rosario
    U Margot
    U Matt Olson
    SP Archer
    SP John Gray
    SP K. Hendricks
    SP Wacha
    SP Giolito
    SP Taijuan Walker
    RP Knebel
    RP Shane Green
    BNCH Cargo
    BNCH Hanley
    BNCH Morales

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chicitysox23: Look very short on power/RBI. I don’t know where your 2nd round pick went.

      • Chicitysox23 says:
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        @Grey: 12 team keeper league h2h.
        @Cram It: Tradeded away last year pushing for a championship.

      • Chicitysox23 says:
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        @Grey: 12 team keeper league h2h.

  42. Cyker says:
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    Finally did our draft. Was wondering if you could do a once over on my team and let me know thoughts.

    10 team Dynasty Roto leage. 6 X 6 Scoring. Categories below:

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS
    W, K, ERA, WHIP, QA, SV+H (1,000 IP min)

    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Merrifield
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Trea Turner
    OF – George Springer
    OF – Kyle Schwarber
    OF – Rhys Hoskins
    UT – AJ Pollock
    UT – Jonathan Schoop
    UT – Jean Segura
    BN – Tommy Pham
    BN – Billy Hamilton

    SP – Aaron Nola
    SP – James Paxton
    SP – Chase Anderson
    SP – Zack Godley
    RP – Felipe Rivero
    RP – Roberto Osuna
    P – Raisel Igelsias
    P – Dellin Betances
    BN – Charlie Morton

    This is also my MiLB bench:

    Victor Robles
    Lewis Brinson
    Scott Kingery
    Luis Robert
    Austin Meadows

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyker: I like the pitching a lot, however, might be light on SPs… Your hitting looks excellent, very strong core

      • Cyler says:
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        @Grey: Nice I had similar feelings on the team, good to see it’s not just me. I think SP is a little light, especially with the 1,000 IP minimum. However, I usually do a good job of streamer, especially with stream-o-nators help. I figure that will allow me to re-create a top 40 starter in the aggregate. I am contemplating trading Pham or B-Ham for a pick or prospect and streaming out of that spot. But wont really need to do that for a month or more I think.

        • Grey

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          Nice!

  43. BK says:
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    Great article. Glad to see I have some shares in a few of those guys currently. Had a trade question:

    30 team, H2H, Scoring: HR,R,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS;
    HLD,QS,K,SV,ERA,WHIP

    I’m in need of pitching. If my only potential pitching returns are G. Cole, P. Corbin Or J. Berrios, is it worth dealing Hosmer? And if so who do you prefer as the return? I’m set at 1B without him.

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Nah, don’t like that

  44. Milarky says:
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    Grey, I took Rudy’s advice in prepping for my deep 10-team roto draft with the normal 5 hitting categories, plus SLG%, using some calculations he suggested based off of his rankings. I was originally going to keep Gordon, but the addition of SLG (and him only being eligible at OF in my league) makes that less appealing. I’ve already got Rizzo, Stanton (DH only) Rendon, leaving me to choose between Schoop and Buxton. Using the calculated suggestions for value, I’ve got Schoop’s value at $20.9, and Buxton at $17.0. Do you think Buxton’s upside is worth keeping him over Schoop when considering my other keepers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, keep Bux

  45. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard mixed Yahoo keeper league where we can keep players for 3 years. Here are my keepers along with the years I can keep them for:
    Blackmon (’18 & ’19)
    Bryant (’18 & ’19)
    Rizzo (’18)
    Ozuna (’18 & ’19)
    C-Mart (’18 & ’19)

    I have the second overall pick this year and I’m debating between Betts and Correa. Given my keepers, which player would you pick to have on your team for the next three years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey:

        Can I ask why? I know Correa had a possibly career season last year that was cut short by his thumb injury, but if you prorate his numbers to match Betts ABs from last year, he would’ve had 21 more runs, 11 more HR, and 23 more RBI. Granted, Betts steals more bases, but are SB that more valuable (Correa could steal more than last year too)?

        Do you honestly think Betts has more upside than Correa for the next 3 years ?

        • Grey

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          Yeah

  46. Cram It says:
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    Stupid question…where the hell do I go to edit my NFBC lineup? Clicking on my team only shows a list of my players that I can “add to watch list”? Da fuh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t even find my team in that new setup, but haven’t investigated that diligently

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Yeah you can only access your team from MY TEAMS on the NFBC home page or the LEAGUE -> ROSTER tab. But then you can’t do anything from there. I’m guessing the editable team rosters haven’t been activated yet…at least I hope so. Lovely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Their new site is so convoluted

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: under transactions. Set lineup

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

            • Cram It says:
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              @The Great Knoche: Transacations?! Sheesh. Never would have thought that. Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I know, who designed this

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: Maybe only had a budget of 50 monkeys.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’d be happy with sixteen monkeys and a dog dressed as a monkey

  47. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I always draft and stash one prospect. I’ve been pretty successful since I have started doing that. Ive gotten Harper, Correa, Bregman, etc and Im in a 5 year keeper league.

    Who would you draft and stash (not named Acuna, of course). Im thinking Eloy… maybe Vlad Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vladdy

  48. Scott says:
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    I can keep upton (9th rd cost) or rendon (8th rd cost). Who would you keep? Obp league . Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  49. The Road Warrior says:
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    Ha. My RCL SPs are Weaver, Wacha, Gausman, Morton, and Montgomery. (You should see my bats, though!) I blame or thank your ranks. I have some stud RPs and middle relief guys for ratios. Not afraid to stream, since I only play one league and focus heavily.

    My question is, do I plan on benching Gausman and Montgomery for every start against Yankees and Red Sox, streaming elsewhere to get to 1400?

    • Grey

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      Too early to say

  50. henry rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey! 12 team H2H keeper league 5×5 w/ OBP on yahoo. I have Altuve, Turner, Machado, JD Martinez, and Acuna as my keepers. The draft is tonight and I was offered Lindor and the 19th overall pick for Altuve. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lindor

  51. Darrell says:
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    12 team keep as many as you want 5×5 . I took over a dead team with this roster:

    C none
    1b Rizzo
    2b Merrifield
    3b Chapman
    SS Russell
    MI Merrifield
    CI Lamb
    OF Herrera
    OF Mazara
    OF DeShields
    OF Gardner
    OF Kepler
    Util Alsonso
    bench Calhoun
    bench Mejia
    bench Kingery
    bench Semien

    P Quintana
    P Nola
    P Paxton
    P Weaver
    P Gausman
    P Wallker
    P Lynn
    P Bedrosian
    P Familia
    P Soria
    P Strop

    bench Odorizzi
    bench Nelson
    bench E Rodriquez

    We can keep all or none or anything in between. Looking back in this league people typically keep all but 5 or so, although one year a guy kept none. Only high ADP asset available at this point is Ohtani, so basically it comes down to you you would rather keep over him. At first I was just going to keep Rizzo, but with Ohtani’s struggles, I’m thinking some others might be more valuable. Won’t know who everyone kept until an hour before the draft. My guess is that I might be the only picking for several rounds as I repick my team, but there is always the chance someone else is using the same strategy. This team isn’t set to compete now, but has some young pieces to build around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Rizzo

  52. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, I am in a 11-team league , Score : R , HR , RBI , SB , OBP , QS , W , K HDSV , WHIP
    I think my draft should be better … not good enough … kindly give me some suggestions. Thanks.

    C Mike Zunino, Sea C
    1B Anthony Rizzo, ChC 1B
    2B Jonathan Schoop, Bal 2B
    3B Manny Machado, Bal 3B
    SS Tim Anderson, CWS SS
    2B/SS Daniel Murphy, Wsh 2B
    1B/3B Justin Turner, LAD 3B
    OF Marcell Ozuna, StL OF
    OF Khris Davis, Oak OF, DH
    OF Corey Dickerson, Pit OF, DH
    OF Delino DeShields, Tex OF
    OF Jackie Bradley Jr., Bos OF
    UTIL Greg Bird, NYY 1B
    P Luis Severino, NYY SP PP
    P Aroldis Chapman, NYY RP
    P Gerrit Cole, Hou SPRecent News
    P Cody Allen, Cle RP
    P Andrew Miller, Cle RP
    P Brandon Morrow, ChC RP
    P Jacob Faria, TB SP
    P Fernando Rodney, Min RP
    P Nate Jones, CWS RP
    Bench Ronald Acuna, Atl OF
    Bench Yuli Gurriel, Hou 1B

    • Wilson says:
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      By the way, the league is all keepers within 3 years. So I will keep these players until I trade or drop them. Otherwise they will stay in my team for 3 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid, I think you’re a little low on pitching, QS, Ks, Ws, etc. Did you draft 3 SPs?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Hi Grey,
        Starter is deep, my plan is stream starters (with QS) except SP I own.
        OF course, I will find trade opportunity for good SP.
        And, get W with solid RP (with SVHD) luckily at the same time.

        Since it is a all keeper league for 3 years, how do you think my players’ potential?
        I try to draft younger and potential players for upsize. (except RP)
        I’d like to hear your comment on my team’s potential. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fine, worry about winning this year and you’ll be okay for future years

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks. I plan to find good SP in FA or trade.

            As for it’s all keepers league, I may also stash prospect as leverage in the future.
            Torres , Andujar , Robles are on my list to stash.
            Who is better choice (may get major earlier, potential to break out, ect..) if I have room. Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Robles

  53. flye says:
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    The Jong Ray thing reminds me of the Donald Glover story where he says he used to go by Don, but then he got his first email address in college and it was [email protected] … so from then on he was like, call me Donald.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  54. beardcrabs says:
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    I have a standard yahoo roto auction in couple hours, looking to add 2 RP’s for ratio/K support if I’m not happy with my SP core (Andrew Miller-types), who are the elite RP’s to target for $1-2?

  55. primetime says:
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    Grey, where you at with Conforto now? We he be back with the Mets early now? I am in 10 team keeper league, wondering when do i pull the trigger for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he’s gonna be back mid-April… I like him, always have, he’s still a health risk

  56. InferiorHippo says:
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    What do you think of the trade Travis Shaw and Gerrit Cole for Hosmer and Bundy(or Pomeranz)?

    Without giving you much info on the league.. just overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer side

  57. Lucky Dog says:
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    Two dongs on Wednesday, The cycle on Thursday. My God, man… Do you realize how difficult it is to cycle with two dongs?!?

    Conforto will have a quick DL stint – 10 days & boom. Mark him down for a .290/35/15 season & thank me later.

    ~nostrdumbass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you sound like a conservative Mets fan

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: I hate the mats. I will never forgive them for stealing the New York Giants font. And whoever came up with blue and orange has hideous taste.

        Conforto rho…..mmmmmm, dongs. Not in a gay way… Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  58. Mike says:
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    H2H category league where hits, ops, and walks are added to standard 5 offense categories, which hitters rise in your top 20 and which fall? I assume this would knock Trea out of the top 10 at the least.

  59. Nitro says:
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    Now that Ryon Healy looks to be ready for Opening Day, would you rather have him or Ryan Zimmerman?

    Thanks!!

  60. Packers says:
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    NFBC lineup is under transactions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  61. Packers says:
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    Click on the name of the league, left side not draft complete.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  62. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, at the risk of a straight SAGNOF response, I have a closer question. We keep 4 hitters and 2 pitchers each, so 60 players (plus 3 prospects each) will be off the board when we start. Looking at the batters that will be available when I pick (8th), I’m not exactly excited. Would you ever consider grabbing Kimbrel (or even Aroldis) at that spot? Janssen is being kept so he’s not available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely but I guess # of teams matters

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: It’s 10 teams, but we also must start 3 relievers, 18 hitters, 7 SPs, and 9 reserves. So it’s pretty deep rosters.

  63. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Now that the Brewers have announce that Thames will only start at 1B vs RHPs, would you drop him to grab one of Y.Alonso, C.Davis,or L.Morrison? I have Desmond at 1B and am already worried about the position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  64. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Drafted my RCL last night…thoughts?

    It’s worth noting that Jensen was an autodraft. However, he had fallen to the 5th round, right around where you rank him, when I accidentally drafted him, so at least the value wasn’t too bad.

    Overall, the War room has me over 100% on everything except for steals (SAGNOF!) and both Wins and Strikeouts, but that can obviously be addressed with streaming.

    I was able to grab both Acuna and Calhoun, so they will be ridding the bench the first couple of weeks.

    C Molina
    1B Freeman
    2B Happ
    3B Moustakas
    SS Turner
    MI Cozart
    CI Longoria
    OF Springer
    OF Puig
    OF Polanco
    OF Rosario
    OF Peralta
    UTL C Gomez
    NA Acuna
    NA Calhoun

    SP Darvish, Quintana, Godley, Snell, Richards, Manaea
    RP Jensen, Miller, Melancon, Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with War Room, I like the pitching, your hitting looks a bit weaker, but not terrible, you’ll have to grab an MI and CI prolly in season, but they might be okay

  65. Peter Rabbit says:
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    I’m in a keeper league where I have: 5×5 league – Do you think any prospects other than Ohtani and Acuna are worth grabbing in the early rounds of my draft? I have 2 of the top 7 picks.
    1b – votto
    2b – schoop
    3b – rendon
    ss – bregman
    of – jd martinez
    of –
    of –
    util – bogaerts
    util – encarcion
    n/a –
    sp – sale, c. martinez, nola

    Would you alter this ranking of the best available?
    1) Ohtani
    2) Acuna
    3) A. Chapman
    4) Cain
    5) Gallo
    6) Robles
    7) Merrifield
    8) McCullers

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not those prospects? I would move Merrifield over Gallo, and Cain over Aroldis

  66. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Shallow 10 team OBP with only 3 OF (Yahoo format)

    I know you’re not a big Donaldson fan, but would you still grab Donaldson around pick 30 in an OBP league? According to Rudy’s Rankings and the Auction Calculator, he’s a borderline top 10 hitter. He was also taken 20th overall in the Mixed League Tout Wars.

    Other options in that same range are Bregman and Rendon. Donaldson over both in OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bregman or Rendon

  67. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I know he missed the cutoff for this post, but you forgot to mention that McCullers is a starter to target… ahead of Bauer! Turncoat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need to diversify! Ugh!

  68. Steve says:
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    Now that Glasnow’s been demoted to the bullpen, think he pulls an Alex Wood and works his way into the rotation at some point in April or should I abandon hope on my lottery ticket drafted and drop him for Trevor WillIms?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league depth, but can likely drop Glasnow for, uh, now

  69. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Pras and Bobby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  70. Gigorilla says:
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    Who knew CJ Cron, H. Kendrick.,A Hays,I.Happ, DeShields, Mancini would all be 2018 studs?

    Albright knew.

    Seriously Grey, I get such a kick reading other sites w/–“10 breakout studs” – “don’t draft these SP” – “5 3B to avoid”.

    You keep Razz great. Daiquiris coming. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  71. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Bumgarner joins Samardijia on injured list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, damn

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Eff me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, sorry, Grimey

  72. Cohen says:
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    Grey, if i got
    Goldy
    Rendon
    JDM
    Ozuna
    CMart-Sp
    What should i target in 6th rd? CI like Hosmer or something else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right, can take anything at that point, maybe someone that falls

      • cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Fish says:
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    Oh base overlords, why? The keeper deadline (Yahoo, keep 5 with OBP &SLG) has passed and I now have clarity of 1st round choices – it’s less than ideal. My top choice is Severino, but I doubt he makes it to me at #7.

    Then choices include Sano // Puig // Devers.
    Who would you take? Player Rater loves Sano, but like you, I find it hard to pull the trigger on him.

    #FirstWorldProblems

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  74. TarmanGotHim says:
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    GREY!

    My first ever keeper league. I won last year and this is the second year. Draft is next Tuesday.

    I and keeping Bryant and Stanton (I own bellinger and believe i can get him with pick 12. You and I discussed this).

    Commish has a horrific team. He offered me his second round pick (would give my 1 first and 2 2nd rounders) for Judge (not keeping) and my fifth rounder.

    Pull the trigger?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I’d trade Judge for another 2nd if you aren’t keeping him.

      • Fish says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        Totally agree. If you’re not keeping him, what would be the point of holding him for no return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  75. NIGHTMARE! says:
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    Greyyyyyylord!!!! Wadup my dude!! Missed you. Been a wild offseason.
    My draft is Sunday. 12 team CBS H2H points. Snake draft.
    I’m the reigning champion thanks to u of course.
    I have the 12th/13th picks.

    My league drafts heavy on pitching usually. So with the 12 and 13th picks do you think i should go big hitter/hitter or go hitter/pitcher with those picks.

    I can very likely grab a Severino, Thor, Verlander type pitcher at 12 or u think i should grab a Treat Urner and whatever other top hitter are there.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @NIGHTMARE!: 2 Bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you! Yeah, Urner and hitter

  76. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Was watching Miles Mikolas throw against the Nats and he hit 100 on the gun. Spit my beer out in disbelief, shotgunned another to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, and then he hit 99 and 98 a handful of times.

    Think the Nats radar gun is just promoting alcoholism or could he be halfway decent?

    Also, he has a great moustache. Just because of that, he’d be on my radar even if he was throwing 85.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over him in the rankings, I like him

      • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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        @Grey: Funny thing is I thought I was posting this under Ralph’s top 100 starters post to get his thoughts in addition to what you posted. Mikolas throwing 100 has got me so drunk, I’m not even sure what I ‘m doing anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Draft Mikolas everywhere!

  77. BJFOHOHL says:
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    Watching your appearance on the baseball show right now. What’s with the Boba tea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m addicted

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: you know that drink has been around forever. I do too but my diabetes hates it. My response is out of order. I’m out of order. Just got done with three hours of coaching girls volleyball. This is funny

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’ve been drinking it since forever but I recently got seriously addicted

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: My name is Grey and I have a boba problem! Whats your flavor(s)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Milk Tea or Thai Iced Tea, ugh, I can’t even

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Grey: Thai Iced tea is the best. Its like a mouth orgasm with every sip.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m trying to perfect a Thai Iced Tea cream pie for the KCRW pie contest this year

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: that sounds amazing, hat are you doing for the crust. Im thinking some kind of coffee oreo thing

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m between a pistachio Nilla and a old fashioned pie crust

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      @BJFOHOHL: I dont think youll get the richness with those. Maybe the pistachio. You know what you make them and ill eat them

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The cream will be super rich, I need to balance it… I was thinking maybe doing a white chocolate bottom layer between cream and crust to protect from leakage, and for extra deliciousness

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      @BJFOHOHL: Im sticking with my vote for an oreo coffee crust

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thinking now maybe Cocoa Krispie and white chocolate

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      I’ll be honest I have no idea, I just love oreo crusts. And the thought of infusing coffee into it makes me giddy

                    • Grey

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                      Feels more like a chocolate cream pie crust

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      we need a bake off!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s what I’m doing!

  78. humidor says:
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    12teams 7×7 (run,hr,rbi,sb, avg,obp,gs)(w,sho,sv,k,era,obp,k/bb) with 3 keepers

    c . zunino 18
    1b . paul goldschimdt 1
    2b paul dejong 13
    3b kyle seager 8
    ss jean segura 6
    of jd martinez 4 keeper
    of george springer 2
    of rhys hoskins 10 keeper
    util yoenis cespedes 5
    util adam eaton 12
    bench nicholas castellanos 19 keeper
    bench starlin castros 21

    sp aaron nola 4
    sp luke weaver 7
    sp shohei ohtani 9
    sp dinelson lamet 14
    rp sean doolittle 11
    rp archie bradley 16
    rp kyle barraclough 22
    bench lance lynn 15
    bench danny salazar 17
    bench zach davies 23
    NA slot michael kopech 20

    what are your thoughts on my team??
    I think i have solid batting lineups ,so my plan is to find solid pitchers through waiver or sell one of my of (jdm or springer ) to get top tier sp ?
    what do you think of luiz gohara? and do you have any prospect pitchers in mind to recommend??

    • humidor says:
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      @humidor: *sp aaron nola 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over Gohara in my rankings

      • Humidor says:
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        @Grey:
        Thats it? Or did I ask too many questions?
        Hmm thanks anyway

  79. Trammel says:
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    Hey Grey, happy baseball season!

    I just inherited a keeper team. They drafted Travis Shaw for $2. Worth keeping him for $7? Or set him free and try elsewhere.

    • Grey

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      Keep him probably, no idea of league

  80. Hip says:
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    Dynasty H2H categories league: Byron Buxton and Sean Manaea for Jack Flaherty, Yasmani Grandal and Stephen Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton side

      • Hip says:
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        @Grey: What about just Buxton for those 3?

  81. Tommy Boy says:
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    What up G,

    12 team H2H OPS with 4 keepers, would you look to move Rizzo for Bellinger pre-draft?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. pumpedbutnotreally says:
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    12t H2H 6×6 + K/BB
    My SPs: Bum, Archer, Sev*, Bauer, Fulmer, Clevinger, Jon Gray, Faria
    On the waiver: Marquez, Gohara, Matz, Rodon, Musgrove, Garret,

    I’m thinkin DL Bum, grab Jimmy Nelson and DL him and grabbing someone. Who’d you bet on? Garret with his stellar KBB and ST stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Matz, you’re just going to drop whoever you grab to get the hot hand after the first week of games

  83. Garrsh says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Love the rankings and all the sleeper posts! Keep up the awesome work.

    I already have Tim Anderson as my MI but have peraza at until also cuz he’s cheap steals but saw some better options on the wire like Michael Taylor and yonder Alonso. Giving the below team would you reccomwnd grabbing either of those guys over peraza? And I’m assuming you like Taylor the best then Alonso ?

    C Molina
    1b rizzo
    2b albies
    SS seager
    3b areenado
    MI Tim Anderson
    CI Mancini
    OF zimmer
    OF Margot
    OF just dong
    OF Gallo
    Until odor
    Until Paul de Jong
    Until peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Taylor, with your team, I’d likely hold Peraza for now, looks like you need SBs

      • Garrsh says:
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        @Grey: Awesome thanks Grey and I assume based off my team peraza gives more upside than Taylor at the moment for steals ? And I’m decent enough on the power front currently that I don’t need Taylor right now ?

        • Grey

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          Peraza gives more upside at the moment for SBs

  84. Charles says:
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    Draft pick trade question: 10-Team h2h 6×6 OBP (no AVG), Ks. I give 1.10, 2.11, 19.190. I get 1.3, 5.43, 12.118. Roughly Machado/Rizzo/190 for Harper/Benintendi/118. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  85. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Morning Grey. I have Dejong in my ss/2b slot. Looking warward to some dingers from him as well as decent average. Albies just appeared on our waiver wire. He offers some pop also but with some nice SBs thrown in. What do you see as these guys averaging. Who should you want. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both should be owned, depends what you need for your team, if you need SBs, go Albies

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        @Grey: might keep Albies for SB then. This opens up some thought of a trade offered to me earlier in. I give Altuve and get Matcho and Severino. I would get Severino for a $10 salary next year to. These are my pitchers now if I drop am really improving or not really? Darvish. Archer. Ray. Carrasco. Arrieta. Morton. Nola. I would drop Morton and look to trade 1 other after season gets going. I like to carry 5 pitchers thru season and stream later as needed since there’s a 200 start limit. Holding what I have might me best case and see how my staff plays out. Thoughts from you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid for you

          • Uncle Ernie says:
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            @Grey: so you would confidently make that trade?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  86. RomaPizzaStuart says:
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    Hey Grey quick eligibility question – do you think that Kris Bryant and Wilson Contreras will both end up with OF eligibility at some point this season? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  87. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Guess who owns three shares of Acuna? This guy! Don’t worry, Albright. I saved you a seat on the bandwagon.

    Weird draft last night. Got a bunch of guys that I didn’t expect to own this year. Dozier, Severino, Paxton, Andrus, Sal Perez, Kimbrel, Brantley. Finally got a share of Freeman and Mancini. Doubled down on Altuve, Puig, Godley, Cueto, Haniger, and Brinson. War room loves this team. Not a collection of players that I expected to draft, but we’ll see how it goes.

    Tl >:( dr (or however the kids write that) – I’m bored and ready for the season to start already. Bring on the real baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m so ready too! I love Acuna so much, watch him not be around until June and everyone hates Acuna by then… kidding of course, but the horror!

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: It might not be Acuna they hate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: Don’t even say that. I don’t see the Braves brain trust being that stupid when they’re trying to generate interest in a young, upcoming team (and sell tickets in a new park), but, well, there’s a lot of stupid in the world.

        Just pass the super two and then bring on the goodness. vjobfiegr32%#$#%^ Fingers crossed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know, I doubt it happens, but imagine it did, they’d have people barnstorming the stadium…

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: When i first read this I thought it said “people brainstorming the stadium”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  88. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP Yahoo format (3OF)

    Which 2nd/3rd round combo do you like better:

    Lindor/Donaldson

    or

    Goldschmidt/Bregman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  89. Anthony P says:
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    My 13 team 12 playwr keeper auction draft is tomrorow.
    My keepers are
    Gallo $2
    Happ $2
    Albies $2
    Donaldosn $17
    J Ram $2
    Pham $2
    Darvish $17
    C mart $17
    CLEVINGER $2
    Serino $1
    S gray $1
    DOOLITLE $1

    MOST OF THE BIG PLAYERS ARE AVAILABLE
    Sale,trout,altuve,rizzo,machado,Harper,Goldy
    Some big pithcers as well.

    I think i nwed 1 more big arm, then hit heavy fir harper,trout,altuve.
    What should i go after.
    I know speed so maybe altuve, trout.

    Your thoughts are appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you need a big bat, sure Trout… I wouldn’t do Altuve, you have some SBs already with Pham, JRam, Albies… I wouldn’t pay for a big arm, you have big arm already

  90. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: how far are you dropping madbum based on the injury? What round would you grab him in 12 team leagues or would you stay away?

    Thanks.

  91. Big Magoo

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    105/38/96/17/.269

    That’s Dozier’s avg 5×5 line over the last two seasons. How is it possible that he’s considered by many to be a boring, low ceiling fantasy option? Even I had to think twice about drafting him when he slipped to the late 4th round in my last draft. He’s somehow lulled everyone to sleep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because his 1st half has been less than stellar, and everyone’s worried that if he doesn’t turn it on in the 2nd half, you’re really in trouble…

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: That hasn’t hurt the perceptions of players like Encarnacion and Upton over the years. Even someone like Buxton was unrosterable in the first half last year, but he gets a pass because of his pedigree.

        I think it also might have something to do with the stigma of being a middle infielder. Altuve has dealt with a similar thing. He’s tiny, so he can’t possibly have any sort of real power. Meanwhile, Dozier is 6th in MLB in HRs over the last two years – 16 more than Goldy, 23 more than Harper, etc. I just find the general consensus interesting.

        • Grey

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          Can’t disagree, just trying to figure out why Dozier does feel boring, because he does… don’t you think?

          • Big Magoo

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            @Grey: Kind of. But why? Do you know how many players have gone 30/15 in each of the last two seasons? One. Dozier. He’s had 100+ runs and 90+ RBIs each year too. How is that boring? Maybe it’s the Minnesota/lack of pedigree/smallish MI combo platter. If he were a few years younger or built like Giancarlo, he’d probably be a mid-late first round pick.

            • Cohen says:
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              @Big Magoo: Magoo, i know Grey is the best but do you put out your Top 10, 50 or 100?

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Cohen: Being just a lowly commenter, I don’t put out any kind of official rankings, but I’m more than happy to share any opinions on players or strategies that I have. Grey and Rudy are awesome and have been very successful in fantasy throughout the years, so you can’t go wrong following their advice. That being said, my rankings/evaluations differ from theirs in some instances. For example, I would draft Arenado over Trea Turner, I consider Blackmon to be a 1st rounder, I wouldn’t burn a top 15 pick on Machado, and I think that Tommy Pham’s breakout was real. Just let me know if there’s anything specific that you’d like me to address.

                • Bryan says:
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                  @Big Magoo: thanks for reply,i got 9th pick in 12 teamer, some questions, are u high on Rendon as Grey. Also thoughts on Mancini, if so where, ive been taking him around 150.Tell me some of your sleepers and guys u think will have big years. Thank u

                  • Cohen says:
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                    @Bryan: also Magoo, looking at Happ as a 4/5 of late around 150 and Dejong around the same for 2B/Ss around 150, what do u think?

                    • Big Magoo

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                      @Cohen: Ian and not JA? If you can get him at 150, that’s a solid pick. Might have to go higher though. He went at 106 overall in my most recent NFBC draft. That’s a bit high for me.

                      DeJong isn’t someone that I’ve been targeting, but he’s also a solid pick around 150. He won’t steal bases and there’s some BA risk due to his shaky plate discipline, but I think his power is legit.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Bryan: Is it a standard 5×5 roto format? You could go a lot of different ways. Betts/Stanton paired with Lindor/Freeman/Bryant would be a nice start. Getting one of the top 4 SPs wouldn’t be a terrible idea either. I’d look to grab an ace like Syndergaard/Severino/deGrom/Carrasco at the 3/4 turn if you go with two bats to start.

                    Rendon is a solid high floor option. Last year was pretty close to his ceiling, but it’s repeatable. I expect a similar line but with a .285ish average.

                    I like Mancini. 150 overall is a good spot to target him.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Bryan: Here are some players that I have ranked higher than ADP:

                    OF: JDM, Yelich, Cain, Acuna, Puig, Mancini, Gardner, Conforto, Brinson

                    SP: Nola, Castillo, Hendricks, Godley, Weaver, McCullers, Cueto, Snell, Taillon, Clevinger, Wacha, J. Montgomery

                    1B/3B: Freeman, J. Ramirez, Abreu, Hoskins, Shaw, K. Seager, Beltre, Suarez, Alonso

                    2B/SS: Lindor, Dozier, Albies, Story, Kinsler, Rosario

                    • Cohen says:
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                      @Big Magoo: thanks Magoo for insight.It is standard5x5. Also ladt few years in league only a few guys had 150+ sbs while 370 and 360 led in HRs. Also it looks like Betts/ Stanton will be gone, im thinkin Goldy/Trea. Trying to go power first 4 rds then go CMart in 5th. Also last year 3/4 of the eras were over 4. Just trying to give u an idea of kinda league im in. Thanks again.I won it all 2 out 3 years because of Greys fine knowledge.

            • Grey

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              I’m not saying it is boring as much as perceived boring… I think MI plays into it too, and stature, all of those things…

              • Big Magoo

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                @Grey: Yeah, agreed. I’m guilty of the groupthink at times too. When you just look at the numbers and push the perceptions off to the side, some of those preconceived notions seem kind of silly though.

                • Grey

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                  Totally, 100% agreed

  92. Shitwolf says:
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    First draft of the season just completed in my 6×6 h2h Ops/holds yahoo league mind if I pick your brain if I am short on something? my keepers were turner/rhysus and cmart/snell

    C: Zunino
    1B: Rhysus
    2B: Dozier
    SS: Trea T
    3B: Machado
    IF: Smoak
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Cruz
    OF: Braun
    UT: Rosario
    BN: Conforto
    BN: Grichuk

    SP: Cmart
    SP: Price
    SP: Bauer
    RP: Giles
    RP: Iglesius
    RP: Hand
    P: Miller
    P: Weaver
    P: Gray
    P: Wacha
    BN: Morton
    BN: Snell
    BN: Chad Green
    BN: Corbin

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:
        10 teams sorry its my first day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting looks stacked, I like the team a lot… To quibble, I don’t like Price… But such a small concern compared to the rest of team…

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you for the validation Gray! I know you dont like Price I loved him when he was in Toronto and I hear he is feeling nice this spring, so I took a chance. Would you disagree that he has ace upside? I had 5 picks between rounds 9 and 10 so I felt comfortable taking Price knowing I would be able to stack pitching there after taking hitters early.

        I think I told you the other day I am annoying because I ask for advice and then do whatever I want bahaha. Although 90% of the time I agree with you! That’s why I have many if the fantasy men you love on my team.

        Also.i agree with you on Dozier being boring. I knew he was the best pick in the spot but I yawned when I hit draft. Maybe it’s his name?

        • Grey

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          I don’t disagree about Price, I just have major concerns about him… Totally his name, Dozier sounds like French for sleeping

          • Shitwolf says:
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            @Grey:

            Thank you for the validation Gray! I know you dont like Price I loved him when he was in Toronto and I hear he is feeling nice this spring, so I took a chance. Would you disagree that he has ace upside? I had 5 picks between rounds 9 and 10 so I felt comfortable taking Price knowing I would be able to stack pitching there after taking hitters early.

            I think I told you the other day I am annoying because I ask for advice and then do whatever I want bahaha. Although 90% of the time I agree with you! That’s why I have many if the fantasy men you love on my team.

            Also.i agree with you on Dozier being boring. I knew he was the best pick in the spot but I yawned when I hit draft. Maybe it’s his name? @Grey:

            Maybe we can suggest him to change his name to make the obvious incorporation of bull. like I would feel way better about drafting Brian Bulldozier. That name is hard A.F!

            I understand Price seems like a mental case and injury issues.
            Any other issues I am ignorant of?

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              @Shitwolf:

              weird it posted my old comment again before my new one sorry about that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Brian Bulldozier does change everything!

  93. Kevin says:
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    Here’s my NFBC team (15 team 5×5). Thoughts?

    C: T D’arnaud
    C: J McCAnn
    1B: Hosmer
    2B: Owings
    3B: Machado
    SS: Lindor
    CI; Maikel Franco
    MI: Amed Rosario
    OF: S Marte
    OF: Ozuna
    OF: Puig
    OF: Michael Taylor
    OF: Mancini
    Util: K Marte

    Bench:
    Heyward
    Gamel
    Pinder

    SP: Tanaka
    SP: Wood
    SP: Gausman
    SP: Wacha
    SP: Corbin
    SP: T Williams
    SP: Pivetta
    RP: Colome
    RP: Herrerra

    Bench:
    Straily
    M Montgomery
    Finnegan
    Kela

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Love the hitting, think you’re a bit low on speed tho… pitching is okay, but lower than hitting and a bit risky

  94. kevin B says:
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    choose 5 keepers 3 bat and 2 pitchers please
    12 team roto 5 keepers. kept at round drafted
    Trea turner 1st round
    correa 2nd
    bregman 8th
    ozuna 14th
    villar 4th
    Syndergaard 2
    degrom 5th
    Severino 20th
    ray 15th
    I am thinking turner, correa, ozuna. Syndergaard and Severino.
    thank you n advanced for your wisdom my friend!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea, Bregman, Ozuna, Severino, Ray

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    Feeling any twitching in the ‘stache over J.D. Davis? It’s only spring of course but he’s had a pretty good one.

    • Grey

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      Can’t see where he plays regularly right now

  96. Greg says:
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    So in my keep 5 league, I have the chance to trade out of my first round pick and receive an additional 4th round pick, and FAAB.

    If I took this trade, I likely lose out on Devers, but I’ ll either win Ohtani or Acuna with FAAB (neither can be drafted, and must be picked up with FAAB once they’re officially called-up to the ML).

    Who should be the prime target out of those 3: Devers, Ohtani or Acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  97. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    1 DL slot (and maybe 1 slot to keep) — who should I DL and who should I drop? Samardzija; E-Rod; Pomeranz. I don’t care if guy needs to be on DL for a longer time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DL Pom

  98. FrankGrimes says:
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    21st year home league draft last night
    Points H2H Keeper 12 team (no CI/MI)

    Me keeps are aushizz springer bellinger and judge
    I picked Acuna! in the first round
    Rendon second then 8 of next ten picks SP haha
    The all razz staff also punted saves so one league I don’t have to Sagnof cuz I hate closers!

    paxton castillo mccullers hill bauer weaver jgray wacha richards lamet mikolas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna! Nice pitching staff! I like it, Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        One league left to go. It’s an auction league.
        Can’t wait for the season to start even tho Giants are gonna suck.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, pum,ped about starting season too, hate to lose one of my guys in the spring

  99. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Happy Draft Day (For Me) Grey,
    NL-Only 10-Team H2H 5×5 (OBP), 1 CA, $280, Keep 5

    We are a forever keeper league, but prices increase based on an Auction Calculator. Drafted players are fixed for 1 year.

    I have $54 total spent on Au Schizz, Knebel, Weaver, Arcia, and Brinson.

    Every league is unique. For ours, some pitchers go for $40, big bats can reach $40, and hyped rookies go at a premium. I got Bryant for $30 his rookie year, and I think this year’s class will be inflated. However, people want the next big thing and they want the price lock for next year.
    Albies: $20 -25
    Acuna: $30-35
    Hoskins: $30 – 35+
    Kingery: $10-15
    Robles: $10-15
    Castillo: $20-25

    A) Rendon is getting thrown back in and I love him, so I’m going to probably go $30-35. Which if any of the guys above would you be willing to pay the premium for? I know you love Rhys and Acuna and see big things for Castillo. I probably could make adjustments to my starters and a second closer.

    B) Hand, Raisel, Vizcaino, Rivero, and Neris are all being kept. I’m thinking if I can’t get W. Davis or Doolittle at a good price, I’ll just SAGNOF and get setup guys. We play 4 teams 3x and the other 5 twice. Two of the 5 teams I’m playing 3x tend to get 2 closers. From the other 5 I play twice 1 will have 2. The closing situation is as dicey as ever in the NL.

    C) Thoughts on this staff? Castillo, Godley, Weaver, one of Wacha/Gray, Corbin, and Lamet. I honestly think I could get this for $75. I could switch out Williams, Chase Anderson, Mikolas, Chatwood, and Pivetta for Corbin and Lamet if they go for more and still keep it low. Middle Relievers like Hader, Minter, CJ Edwards and Steckenrider could give me good Ks and keep ERA/WHIP down.

    Thanks for all your great help, and keep an eye out for the daiquiris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Hoskins, Acuna, Castillo, Albies B. Sure C. Looks solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C) Jack Flaherty is a solid late round gamble w/ rotation spot

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Sweet! Enjoy your daiquiris.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  100. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    how’d this one go. people making fun of me for taking gallo where i did. hahahaha. i said my only worry is if i get screwed at the MI slots or RP if i do it there. i kept following my board even though this is only 3 OF league. 20 team redraft h2h with OPS, total bases, hits, BB’s, slugging, QS, holds, innings pitched, complete games, shutouts added. drafted out of the 4 slot after every other year in this league of having the 17, 20, 19. have had stanton in this league at least 3 of these years including now. every time i laugh in chat board crazily at that value, here too. never gotten less than 2nd in this league (even with many being inactive from time to time that’s hard in a 20 h2h), and had injury issues every time i got 2nd too late in year. war room even set to 16 teams (max) says i killed the power stat (which is really like 3 or 4 stats OPS, slugging, HR, total bases) here.
    C chirinos (15)
    1B hoskins (OF, 2)
    2B dejong (SS, 8)
    SS t.anderson (10)
    3B gallo (1B/OF, 4, pick 77)
    OF (3) stanton (1)
    OF pollock (4)
    OF rosario (9)
    util taylor (
    BN in this league prospects are actually picked up MUCH faster than even my more competitive leagues, and no NA slot so this might hurt me (and could’ve had cargo 2 for steals here in case taylor goes to bench when robles is up), at least 6 people in this league follow twatter or somewhere since they often beat my rotoworld/razzball knowledge to prospects right when they come up.
    robles (18)

    SP-
    – carrasco (3, had to here, otherwise 1st SP is at 77th)
    – weaver (7)
    – porcello (11, if you take his THIS year ADP with last year’s and divide by 2 it’s probably about right for value)
    – ryu (14)
    – gohara (have 3 DL slots, 16)
    – duke newcomb (19, and this works as gohara might later get his rotation spot)
    – karns (19)
    – stratton (23, wanted to go andriese here but TB no 5th starter for weeks)

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      @Stupid Sexy Glanders: oops, karns 22nd and
      RP (room for 5)
      – colome (sooo glad i didn’t pay that extra 33 spots for somebody only slightly better, missed iglesias by only 4 picks, had him ranked at knebel’s level, 6)
      – greene (this guy and treinen are just toooo cheap, 12)
      – leone (17, while this league is smart about prospect adding, it’s not about bullpen values middraft)
      – nicasio (20)
      – lyons (21)

    • Grey

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      Hitting looks great, and hard to argue with your pitching, maybe one too many Braves SP, but that’s minor, I do like both of them… Crazy how you were able to get that hitting in that deep of a league

      • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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        @Grey: also funny as i bypassed in some instances who i actually had ranked highest (braun sat at top for a bit, but already had 2 OF’ers, other examples, gallo was probably only 5th highest when i took him but the rest were 1B/OF’ers)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s the way to do it!

  101. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    SHEEEIT! kingery up

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      @Stupid Sexy Glanders: where are you moving him to for rankings now? rudy’s i can just go by his per game numbers.

      • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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        @Stupid Sexy Glanders: oh my god, the sickest part is IF my draft was 30 minutes later i’d own him now in that league above. now i gotta hope my 17th waiver does it, it won’t.

          • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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            @FrankGrimes: no stash slot. with innngs pitched as a category a lot of prospects aren’t stashed, i only use one BN slot for hitting and i don’t often want to waste it on prospects that might not be up for 2 months. only did this time due to needing steals and robles is taylor’s handcuff really. it’s a redraft also, no keepers at all.

          • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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            @FrankGrimes: scratch this, WAS drafted in the last round by somebody anyway. senzel is out there though. guys that hit the NY media machine gleybar and andujar drafted even higher of course. not as high as like a month ago when i saw andujar go like 125th in a 16 team keep 6 league.

    • Grey

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      Crazy!

      • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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        @Grey: any idea just why they guaranteed him all that money when they already own his rights for many years at like league min?

        • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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          @Stupid Sexy Glanders: nevermind, the big money was on the back end, so they were actually probably very smart here, he’s still cheap till like 21, then kinda cheapish till 23

        • Grey

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          Guess to lock him up?

  102. FrankGrimes says:
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    I dumped Calhoun for Kingery.
    I wanted to hold on to him but still waiting for DL guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you gotta make that move

  103. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Points league with these stats. How would you rank the top 4 SP’s (Sale, Scherzer, Kluber, Kershaw). Thanks!

    Innings Pitched (IP) 1.5
    Wins (W) 8
    Losses (L) -4
    Complete Games (CG) 3
    Shutouts (SHO) 5
    Hits (H) -.5
    Earned Runs (ER) -1
    Walks (BB) -.5
    Strikeouts (K) .5
    Quality Starts (QS) 3

  104. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto mock again, please tell me what u think
    C- Alfaro
    1B-Abreu
    2B-C.Taylor
    SS-Trea
    3B-Rendon
    CI-Sano
    MI-Happ
    OF-JDM
    OF-Puig
    OF-Acuna
    OF-Mancini
    OF-Haniger
    Util-Anderson
    SP-CMart
    SP-Nola
    SP-Bauer
    SP-Wacha
    SP-Morton
    RP-Rivero
    RP-Herrera
    RP-Neris
    RP-Greene
    BN-Zimmer
    BN-Soria
    BN-Leone

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Cohen:
      He gonna love it
      Acuna!

      • Cohen says:
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        @FrankGrimes: thank u, i hope so.I want a bunch of those guys!

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Cohen:
          You posted a mock?
          How Dare you!

    • Grey

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      Looks solid

  105. los locos says:
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    10 team keeper league. 5×5 OBP, K/9 & QS.

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Freeman
    2b – Schoop
    SS- Seager, C
    3B – Arenando
    OF – Bellinger
    OF- Puig
    OF – Cain
    U – Mazara

    R – Moncada
    R – Lamb
    R – Russell
    R – Bell J
    R – Martinez Jose
    R – Souza (DL) need to pick up player once Souza goes on DL.

    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Nola
    Tailon
    Gray J
    Rivera
    Diaz

    Bundy
    Gioloti
    and my last pick of Draft Gausman

    • Grey

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      Team looks stacked on hitting and pitching

  106. FrankGrimes says:
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    And Goodbye Dinelson
    We hardly knew thee
    #2019 breakout!

  107. Fish says:
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    Draft Night! Whatcha think? According to your $ amounts, it comes out to $323.

    1. (1) Mike Trout ? (LAA – OF) (KEEPER)
    2. (7) José Ramírez ? (Cle – 2B,3B) (KEEPER)
    3. (23) J.D. Martinez ? (Bos – OF) (KEEPER)
    4. (38) Anthony Rendon ? (Was – 3B) (KEEPER)
    5. (45) Robbie Ray ? (Ari – SP) (KEEPER)
    6. (67) Rafael Devers (Bos – 3B)
    8. (91) Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF)
    9. (103) Eric Hosmer (SD – 1B)
    10. (110) Felipe Rivero (Pit – RP)
    10. (115) Luke Weaver (StL – SP)
    11. (127) Sonny Gray (NYY – SP)
    12. (139) Trevor Bauer (Cle – SP)
    13. (151) Michael Conforto (NYM – OF)
    14. (163) Kevin Gausman (Bal – SP)
    15. (175) Trey Mancini (Bal – 1B,OF)
    16. (187) Blake Parker (LAA – RP)
    17. (199) Tim Anderson (CWS – SS)
    18. (211) Michael Wacha (StL – SP)
    19. (223) Dominic Leone (StL – RP)
    20. (235) Drew Pomeranz (Bos – SP)
    21. (247) Alex Reyes (StL – SP)
    22. (259) Miles Mikolas (StL – SP)
    23. (271) Álex Cláudio (Tex – RP)

    **I traded out of the 7th round for FAAB $, which gives me the inside track to either acquire Ohtani or Acuna. Also, TBD catcher will be picked up when players put on DL**

  108. Fish says:
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    Draft Night! Whatcha think? According to your $ amounts, it comes out to $323.

    1. (1) Mike Trout ? (LAA – OF) (KEEPER)
    2. (7) José Ramírez ? (Cle – 2B,3B) (KEEPER)
    3. (23) J.D. Martinez ? (Bos – OF) (KEEPER)
    4. (38) Anthony Rendon ? (Was – 3B) (KEEPER)
    5. (45) Robbie Ray ? (Ari – SP) (KEEPER)
    6. (67) Rafael Devers (Bos – 3B)
    8. (91) Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF)
    9. (103) Eric Hosmer (SD – 1B)
    10. (110) Felipe Rivero (Pit – RP)
    10. (115) Luke Weaver (StL – SP)
    11. (127) Sonny Gray (NYY – SP)
    12. (139) Trevor Bauer (Cle – SP)
    13. (151) Michael Conforto (NYM – OF)
    14. (163) Kevin Gausman (Bal – SP)
    15. (175) Trey Mancini (Bal – 1B,OF)
    16. (187) Blake Parker (LAA – RP)
    17. (199) Tim Anderson (CWS – SS)
    18. (211) Michael Wacha (StL – SP)
    19. (223) Dominic Leone (StL – RP)
    20. (235) Drew Pomeranz (Bos – SP)
    21. (247) Alex Reyes (StL – SP)
    22. (259) Miles Mikolas (StL – SP)
    23. (271) Álex Cláudio (Tex – RP)

    **I traded out of the 7th round for FAAB $, which gives me the inside track to either acquire Ohtani or Acuna. Also, TBD catcher will be picked up when players put on DL**

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