One word about this top 100 for 2019 fantasy baseball, before I give you another 5,000 words.  I’m going to avoid repeating myself from the position rankings in the 2019 fantasy baseball rankings.  If you want to know my in-depth feelings about a player, then you need to go to his positional page, i.e., the top 20 1st basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball, the top 20 outfielders for 2019 fantasy baseball, the top 20 Gucci handbags for 2019– Ah, I almost got you.  This post is meant to give you an idea where guys from different positions are in relation to each other.  Since this post is only the top 100, there’s more players where this came from.  471 more, to be very exact.  Next up, there will be a top 500 that will go to 571.  Then, after that, there will be a top 7,500 that will go to 8,602, then a top 25,000 that will go to 28,765, then a top 600,000 that will go to 892,121, until we end up with a top kajillion in April that will go to a kajillion and one.  Or maybe I’ll stop at the top 500.  Yeah, that makes sense.  Not to get all biblical on you, but this is the gospel.  Print it out and take it to Mt. Sinai and it will say, “Win your 2019 fantasy baseball league, young prematurely balding man.”  Projections were done by me and a crack team of 100 monkeys fighting amongst themselves because there were only 99 typewriters.  Somebody please buy Ling-Ling his own typewriter!  Also, the online Fantasy Baseball War Room is, uh, online.  It might be a little wonky still, but working out kinks.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for 2019 fantasy baseball:

1. Mike Trout – “Here’s to a very productive 2019 for Trout,” that’s me reading a sign at the Japanese fish market while competing with my estranged father on The Amazing Race.  “Dad, I could’ve went to law school, but instead I’m a blogger, deal with it!  Also, I can’t drive stick shift!”  More manufactured tension after the break, then we have a real breakthrough as we’re eliminated.  2019 Projections:  108/37/111/.305/17 in 517 ABs

2. Mookie Betts – Betts is Best, aside from King Fish, but one quick word.  There’s a lot more about everyone in this list in the 2019 fantasy baseball rankings, and these guys specifically in the top 10 for 2019 fantasy baseball.  Clickbait!   2019 Projections:  114/28/91/.317/27 in 581 ABs

3. Christian Yelich – I’ll admit it, since you’re thinking it.  If you would’ve fell into a coma last year, and just woke to see my top ten this year, you’d be like, “Yelich in the top 4?!  Nuh-uh, I’m going back to Comatown,” and I’d say, “I’ve heard of Comaville, but never Comatown,” and you’d say, “Unplug me in 25 minutes.”  2019 Projections:  103/28/111/.306/21 in 589 ABs

4. Ronald Acuña Jr. – Is Tildaddy the most aggressive ranking of a 2nd year player ever?  I wanna say yes.  Tildaddy tells you when it’s okay to talk again in the backseat, but for now you will remain quiet, enjoy the passing landscape and draft him top five overall.  2019 Projections:  81/30/107/.282/27 in 548 ABs

5. Trea Turner – Maybe because I haven’t owned him in two years, I want a big stake in Turner this year.  That’s what Turners me on.  I’ll see myself out.  2019 Projections:  105/20/71/.292/41 in 603 ABs

6. Javier Baez – I know I mentioned this in the top 10 overall, but I’m still surprised Baez is so much lower in other rankings.  Truly perplexed.  Flummoxed, y’all!  2019 Projections:  102/35/109/.281/18 in 590 ABs

7. Alex Bregman – He seems like a total douche to me, which makes me think I’m going to draft him in multiple leagues this year, he will disappoint and I will have to look at his stupid face all year, but, ya know, anecdotal nonsense aside, he seems solid.  2019 Projections:  101/33/107/.288/12 in 589 ABs

8. Nolan Arenado – You know how I know I’m doing the right thing every single day I have Arenado ranked this low?  I want to love him still, but I just can’t get passed the shoulder issues last year.  Also, all that contract year nonsense is such total BS, and not a Bachelor of Science.  For every guy who turned it on in his contract year, there’s at least one who didn’t do well in his contract year.  Look at just last year, Harper was awful, and Machado says he doesn’t like to run out grounders.  If a player were considering contracts, do you think he’d really say I’m no Johnny Hustle?  Hustle’s first name is Charlie, anyway.  2019 Projections: 97/35/112/.284/2 in 595 ABs

9. Manny Machado – All jokes aside, you know what I really love about this year in fantasy.  It feels like after Trout, you can go about a dozen different ways.  Then some wiseass will draft someone besides Trout at number one overall and he’ll be like, “Hey, Grey, cool ‘stache, but you don’t even need to take Trout at one,” and we’ll nod, turn our backs and mock him.  As for Machado, $20 says he’s playing in Korea this year.  Sign already!  UPDATE:  Signed with the Padres, and has been adjusted, like John Wayne Bobbitt adjusts himself in tight-fitting jeans.  2019 Projections:  96/34/102/.281/12 in 602 ABs

10. Francisco Lindor – You don’t really want to hear concerns in the 1st three picks, but here’s some concerns followed by some assuaging.  It did worry me a little with Lindor that the Indians seemed to be in sell mode this offseason, but Trout’s been on a rancid team for years and it hasn’t killed his value.  As long as Lindor goes 30/20/.280, I’m cool with it.  By the way, Shark Tank Idea Alert!  An Assuage Parlor.  You come in and we massage your fears away.  “You want happy ending?  Okay, you’re going to have a good time at your 40th birthday party and not have a nervous breakdown.  Now pay front desk.”  UPDATE:  I knocked him back 80 ABs, read about it at the top 10 for 2019 fantasy baseball.  2019 Projections:  89/28/91/.282/18 in 525 ABs

11. Bryce Harper – Has he signed yet?  Oy.  2019 Projections:  97/35/112/.261/14 in 527 ABs

12. Jose Ramirez – This is weird (not really weird).  Last year, I was begging people to trust Jo-Ram.  He did what I expected him to do.  Now, I’m telling people don’t trust him, even though he was good last year.  Hey, a fantasy baseball ‘pert has the right to change his mind.  2019 Projections:  104/25/82/.288/24 in 582 ABs

13. J.D. Martinez – Said with heavily slurred speech, “Just Dong want him.”  2019 Projections:  96/34/105/.307/4 in 512 ABs

14. Giancarlo Stanton – I can’t wait until Giancarlo is 75 years old and I’m 73, and we meet up at an autograph show, and I tell him how I used to talk about having dirty sex with him when we were both in our 20’s, then, when he says, “You look like you’re 90-something,” I can say, “Haven’t you hurt me enough?”  2019 Projections:  95/43/110/.262/4 in 567 ABs

15. Trevor Story – If you were to just put aside names and look at numbers-slash-projections, Story is better than Arenado, right?  I mean, seriously, yes.  2019 Projections: 90/34/105/.276/17 in 582 ABs

16. Aaron Judge – You know what’s going to happen this year, right?  It’s obvious.  I’ll give you a hint:  I’m going to own Judge for the 1st time ever, and fall in love with him and he’s going to battle Giancarlo for my affections and I’m going to share with you my naughty thoughts on Judge all year.  Okay, less a hint and more spelling out to you what’s going to happen.  2019 Projections: 103/39/93/.267/7 in 529 ABs

17. Paul Goldschmidt – Here’s my Paul Goldschmidt fantasy when he was traded.  It was written while pulling a Chinese Hot Mustard packet out of my pocket.  2019 Projections:  102/30/105/.284/8 in 574 ABs

18. Freddie Freeman – In the same train of thought as Story’s blurb above, if you were to remove names from players, it would be some kind of psychological thriller where the removal of names illustrated how we’re all just one people, but people still got separated by traits and class and Freeman would be ranked lower, I fear. 2019 Projections:  101/27/103/.303/7 in 582 ABs

19. Max Scherzer – I don’t draft top starters.  With that said, I just had a flashback (too much peyote) to Scherzer’s early years on the Diamondbacks when I absolutely loved him and wrote multiple sleeper posts about him.  Will be interesting to see how long it takes for me to own him again, after having him those first few years of his career.  I’d guess at least 2021.  If he fails this year, people will still be too high on him in 2020, then if he struggles again, I could see value in 2021.  It would be roughly ten years since I owned him.  That’s in a hypothetical where he falls off, which doesn’t seem likely.  Crazy that Scherzer went from sleeper to Hall of Famer.  2019 Projections:  17-6/2.58/0.93/285 in 212 IP

20. Adalberto Mondesi – Not sure if I said this in the top 20 overall because I wrote about 18,000,000 words since then, but I’d like to point out to you that if Mondesi reaches my projections, he’s not a top 20 guy, he’s closer to a top 5 to 10 guy.  I only ranked him this low because there is some risk with him.  I also went over him my video on the top 20 shortstops, and I want to talk about him all day e’eryday.  2019 Projections:  81/19/90/.249/40 in 594 ABs

21. Jose Altuve – There’s legitimately no way I’m owning Altuve this year.  I had a robot run 40,000 simulations to see if I would get Altuve anywhere and the robot said, “Boy are my arms tired.”  The robot is useless, obviously, just like Altuve.  2019 Projections:  92/15/82/.309/21 in 582 ABs

22. Andrew Benintendi – We’re going to run into a problem with our drafting here, and by “we’re” I mean “I’re,” because I want four of the next four guys.  Not entirely sure of a fix for that problem either.  I’m likely going to be in at least one league this year where I’m like this, “Well, I drafted Benintendi in one league already so I’m taking (fill-in one of the next three players),” then smile wildly at myself in the mirror while taking a pull from an oxygen mask like Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.  2019 Projections:  112/24/68/.294/17 in 604 ABs

23. Rhys Hoskins – This four-person tier of players I call, “Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme.”  2019 Projections: 103/38/115/.252/5 in 567 ABs

24. Juan Soto – Sexy Dr. Pepper could be the lead singer in the Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme, but I also think someone else will have a bigger crush on SDP, and take him prior to me. 2019 Projections:  94/31/89/.303/5 in 541 ABs

25. Kris Bryant – Likely the most practical and least sexy name in the Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme, so we’ll let Bryant play bass.  2019 Projections:  102/29/71/.284/9 in 561 ABs

26. Jacob deGrom – Exhibit A why my rankings will never get top five in any contest.  I know deGrom will be more valuable than this spot (at least I’d imagine he will), but drafting a starter in the top 25 will hurt your team in other ways.  Not having a top 25 bat hurts you more than having a top 25 arm helps you.  So PantasyFros can say so-and-so had the best rankings, but, honestly, I would beat those people in a league nine out of 10 times.  Also, not to go too far down this rabbit hole, but HOW can anyone have the best rankings that doesn’t rank specifically for, say, NL-Only?  Or 15-team OBP?  Or 12 team?  Or whatever.  It’s impossible.  If someone says Bandy Ehrens or Pott Scianowski have the best rankings, I say, “For what league?”  By the way, we have all of those different league rankings on our 2019 fantasy baseball rankings page.  My rankings are heavily favored for 14-team and shallower.  Though, my thoughts in each blurb in the positional rankings apply across any league.  Moving on!  2019 Projections: 16-6/2.66/0.95/264 in 218 IP

27. Chris Sale – Exhibit B.  2019 Projections: 15-5/2.41/0.97/246 in 171 IP

28. Anthony Rizzo – Just missed out on being in the Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme, but not by much.  (I’d love to hear this shizz talked about around random people who don’t follow Razzball.  “Yeah, so Grey said Rizzo was nearly a Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme, but just not quite there.  I knew Rizzo wouldn’t be a Vietnamese Water Spaghetti.  I mean, c’mon.”) 2019 Projections: 91/33/108/.287/7 in 578 ABs

29. George Springer – Won’t have the runs, and I’m embarrassed to say this, but Springer’s stats and Rougned Odor are that different?  My mind is so polluted with Odor nonsense.  2019 Projections:  110/30/77/.262/7 in 587 ABs

30. Justin Verlander – There is no Exhibit C!  2019 Projections: 16-8/2.88/0.97/276 in 207 IP

31. Blake Snell – It does bum me out that I may not own Snell again until he’s like 34 years old.  Snell ya later!  2019 Projections:  15-6/2.76/1.00/240 in 195 IP

32. Cody Bellinger – Here’s a fun burn to play on people who are less dialed in than you at your drafts.  Say something like, “You think Dave Roberts will ever play Bellinger full-time?”  Then when they answer invariably, “Who knows?”  Or, “Prolly not.”  Scream, “BURN!  He played him in 162 games last year!  You moron!”  By the way, this might be why you don’t have friends.  2019 Projections: 86/33/95/.263/10 in 533 ABs

33. Ozzie Albies – My thoughts at the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball on Albies are important since I don’t particularly like him this year.  So, then you can say, “Well, you have him ranked above his ADP, so it seems like you do want him,” which I will reply, “If I’m drafting an Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme or Mondesi or Bellinger or Springer or Rizzo or so many other guys third, how on earth could I draft Albies here?”  This is yet another reason ranking rankings is stupid.  No one can draft everyone.  Bellinger is ranked even lower in ADP than Albies, so what difference does it make if I rank Albies here or 60th overall?  Though, at 60th overall, I may actually draft him.  By the way, notice how I said I could draft Mondesi third?  I can easily do that too, because, say, I took Baez first, then Giancarlo second and Mondesi fell, I’m not taking him?  Rhetorical!  2019 Projections:  77/21/86/.270/18 in 578 ABs

34. Charlie Blackmon – Chazz Noir makes a great scented petroleum oil cologne, but is not a great addition to a fantasy team. 2019 Projections:  104/22/61/.278/12 in 567 ABs

35. Starling Marte – “If only there was some abbreviation of my name to show what a smartie I am.” — S. Marte, 2019. 2019 Projections:  77/17/83/.272/27 in 546 ABs

36. Anthony Rendon – “Alex, guys I haven’t owned in a few years who I keep wanting to own.” “The category was ‘Fantasy Baseball.’  Grey, you just read the answer.”  “My bad.”  “Sorry that wasn’t in the form of a question either–”  “Rendon?”  “Stop talking!”  That’s me and Trebek sparring.  2019 Projections:  94/25/101/.295/4 in 536 ABs

37. Gerrit Cole – Exhibit D.  2019 Projections: 16-7/2.81/1.02/254 in 204 IP

38. Xander Bogaerts – Rendon, Bogaerts, Segura and Peraza are in the next group of Eff The Pleases, Gimme Gimme Gimme, but slightly less than the first group.  More like Fine, I Will Say Please, But If You Hesitate I Will Just Yell Gimme.  2019 Projections: 89/25/105/.291/10 in 534 ABs

39. Corey Kluber – Exhibit E.  2019 Projections: 14-8/3.03/1.01/224 in 219 IP

40. Aaron Nola – Exhibit G.  I messed up the alphabet, didn’t I?  Feel free to look at the top 20 starters for 2019 fantasy baseball for my thoughts on these guys.  2019 Projections:  16-10/3.05/1.02/215 in 210 IP

41. Jean Segura – Here’s something that you can only really gather from an overall list with all positions.  In the top 20 shortstops, I said I’d draft Bogaerts, Segura or Peraza.  However, where Bogaerts is ranked overall, he could be off the board.  Maybe, maybe not.  With Segura’s ranking, I’m almost definitely owning him in leagues, prolly a lot of leagues.  I might just have myself a Rhys/Segura Philly Brotherly Love sandwich with my 3rd and 4th picks.  2019 Projections:  92/17/71/.308/25 in 577 ABs

42. Jose Peraza – On one hand, I’m am crazy high on Peraza.  On the other hand, he is projected for 15/30/.290, so where exactly should he be ranked?  On a third hand that is actually a robot claw in an arcade that doesn’t pick up crap, if I’m drafting Segura, it’s gonna be hard to draft Peraza anywhere.  2019 Projections:  92/15/55/.292/31 in 612 ABs

43. Carlos Correa – I wish he would steal some bases, because there’s a buying opportunity this year for Correa.  One that might not be there for a while.  More than likely, this is exactly the level of value you should expect from Correa, but, after he has a solid 2019, he will be elevated to a top 20 guy again and be overrated.  2019 Projections:  80/26/91/.277/3 in 566 ABs

44. Trevor Bauer – Here’s where I start to lightly lift my foot from the brake on starters.  See, I don’t punt them completely.  Just a bit.  2019 Projections:  15-7/3.14/1.08/248 in 202 IP

45. Corey Seager – 2nd verse, same as what I said for Correa first.  2019 Projections:  84/24/76/.288/3 in 531 ABs

46. Khris Davis – It’s not super obvious from my rankings, but I won’t be owning Davis this year, unless something weird happens.  Around now I’m usually drafting my first pitcher and Davis’s ADP is before this point too.  2019 Projections: 90/41/112/.247/1 in 572 ABs

47. Walker Buehler – This is full-on Bandersnatch what you’re drafting now.  If you don’t have a shortstop yet, maybe you draft Segura.  You’re not at Vietnamese Water Spaghetti yet, but maybe you don’t have a 1st baseman and are looking to reach.  If things go as planned, you will be taking your 1st starter around now, so you won’t deal with the VWS in all likelihood.  Not at all confusing!  2019 Projections:  15-6/2.82/0.98/198 in 174 IP

48. Patrick Corbin – From here until Rosario, it’s like a little sub-tier of guys who I loved last year and I’m back in on once again, proving all of those Saberhagenmetricians wrong.  Saberhagenmetricians:  The street addresses of analytics.  Only instead of street addresses, they’re year numbers.  2019 Projections: 14-6/3.09/1.07/226 in 202 IP

49. Eugenio Suarez – The Reds are gonna be a sneaky good offensive team.  Not sure how sneaky it is though when I keep saying it.  By pointing it out, it kinda becomes less sneaky.  Similarly, I was watching 22 July on Netflix about a mass murder in Oslo.  Not a good film, but they were debating if the killer was sane.  By virtue of killing people, aren’t you completely f***king insane?  Of course, you don’t want those pieces of shizz pleading insanity.  Sorry, shizz got real there for a second, will go back to Vietnamese Water Spaghetti and Eff The Please, Gimme Gimme Gimme. 2019 Projections:  81/27/94/.281/3 in 538 ABs

50. Carlos Carrasco – Last year, I wanted Snell, Corbin, Bauer, and I ended up with, like, my 4th and 5th choice, Robbie Ray and C-Mart.  I feel like that’s what’s gonna happen this year.  I’m gonna want all of these guys, and end up with Carrasco’s worst year ever.  Did I just make it happen by saying it or stop it from happening?  If it’s the former, how do I make it the latter?  How do I know which is the former and which is the latter?  2019 Projections:  16-7/3.14/1.10/234 in 202 IP

51. David Dahl – I’ve impressed myself by not writing a Dahl sleeper post, while loving and over-ranking him.  In other words, I’ve shown great restraint in my lack of restraint.  2019 Projections: 83/30/94/.281/14 in 577 ABs

52. Marcell Ozuna – Just gonna inject a little realism into our fairy tale of fantasy.  This many hitters will not hit near-30 homers and .280+. It’s a fun thought, but ain’t gonna happen.  I’m obviously giving too many offensive stats out.  Hopefully guys I don’t like this year like Jo-Ram will give much fewer stats and guys I do like will give what I’m projecting them for.  A mustachioed man can dream about something other than being Magnum P.I., can’t he?   2019 Projections:  79/27/92/.286/2 in 591 ABs

53. Edwin Diaz – SAGNOF!  Learn it, live it, do burpees next to it.  2019 Projections:  3-1/2.51/0.94/91, 42 saves in 62 IP

54. Blake Treinen – I can see you, you’re not burpee’ing!  2019 Projections: 5-2/2.57/0.96/89, 40 saves in 73 IP

55. Jack Flaherty – If you and I T-Y draft Flaherty at this point, I think it’s gonna take some pants marbles, but fortune favors the brave, especially if you couple him with the Brave, Foltynewsandals.  2019 Projections:  14-7/3.17/1.11/215 in 191 IP

56. Stephen Strasburg – Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, I so want to own Clevinger, but I also know Flaherty’s gonna be there and Strasburg might and how am I owning Clevinger?  2019 Projections:  15-6/3.08/1.09/186 in 164 IP

57. Mike Clevinger – By trying harder, Previous Blurb!  2019 Projections:  14-7/3.16/1.10/209 in 204 IP

58. James Paxton – Already gave you my James Paxton fantasy.  It was a dissertation of why ant farms don’t work when you try to introduce an anteater. 2019 Projections: 14-7/3.64/1.12/206 in 179 IP

59. German Marquez – This is sooooooooo (7 O’s) gonna burn me because of Coors, but I sooooooooo (8 O’s) want to own Marquez.  The Latter O’s win, 8-7.  2019 Projections: 15-8/3.52/1.19/236 in 202 IP

60. Eddie Rosario – If I had a dime every time I told people to draft Rosario, I’d have close to three dollars, and I’d buy .0000000001 of a bitcoin, and be a totally baller.  2019 Projections: 93/30/102/.272/7 in 594 ABs

61. Michael Conforto – Already gave you my Michael Conforto sleeper.  I wrote it while complaining my pants don’t feel the same as they did in the store.  2019 Projections:  87/33/98/.268/4 in 569 ABs

62. Joey Gallo – I would own Gallo, and might, but I’ll say this.  At this point in the draft, I have so many other things to worry about than a power 1st baseman.  Catch me in 12 picks when I’m thinking about corner infidels.  2019 Projections: 81/42/90/.211/5 in 515 ABs

63. Eloy Jimenez – I already gave you my Eloy Jimenez fantasy.  It was written while arguing catsup vs. ketchup.  2019 Projections: 78/29/90/.291/3 in 589 ABs

64. Edwin Encarnacion – When he was traded, I gave you my Edwin Encarnacion fantasy.  I wrote it by merely placing the keyboard on the floor and dancing over it.  2019 Projections: 78/33/91/.241/2 in 523 ABs

65. Jose Abreu – Random Prediction Alert!  The White Sox will start winning games once they get rid of this schmohawk.    2019 Projections:  87/29/105/.284/2 in 603 ABs

66. J.T. Realmuto – Last year, I had only one catcher in the top 100, and it didn’t matter.  I don’t think it will matter this year either, even if Contreras and Sanchez bounce back.  2019 Projections:  86/18/69/.271/5 in 512 ABs

67. Aroldis Chapman – In 51 1/3 IP last year, he had a 16.3 K/9.  El oh el–But, man, that walk rate.  5.3?!  What a gorgeous mess.  About to start calling him El-oh-eldis.  2019 Projections: 4-2/2.67/1.09/99, 39 saves in 62 IP

68. Nelson Cruz – Here’s what I said when he went to the Twins, “The Twins have added C.J. CronJonathan Schoop and Cruz.  In other words, the Twins’ great aunt died and left a stipulation in her will that they must sign some hitters who give the appearance the Twins are trying to make their team better without actually making them better.  A difficult balancing act, to be sure.  If I sound angry, it’s because I am.  Cruz kills my Tyler Austin/Jake Cave sleeper post.  Not cool, Twins.  Now watch, Cruz and Cron will be injured in April and Austin and Cave will have great seasons, just not on my teams.  To quote another Nelson, HA-HA.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2019 Projections:  74/32/87/.251/1 in 504 ABs

69. Whit Merrifield – I’ve moved Merrifield around a bunch while writing up these rankings, which has been a real pain since he’s in multiple position rankings.  It’s pretty much semantics, since I’ve known all along I’m not owning him this year.  2019 Projections: 82/10/59/.291/28 in 597 ABs

70. Travis Shaw – Didn’t mention this in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball (especially since Shaw is written about in the top 20 2nd basemen), but Shaw is underrated going on two years now.  He’s a 30+ homer, non-zero steals, not a complete drain on average guy, and I’m expecting even more this year.  2019 Projections: 82/36/104/.252/5 in 564 ABs

71. Jesus Aguilar – Here’s an interesting factoid that only people reading each one of these blurbs will appreciate.  Last year, there were 15 1st basemen in the top 100.  This year 12, and only two 1st basemen in the top 20 overall.  I could see Hoskins and Bellinger moving up next year, but I could also see Goldy moving down and Freeman’s poor man Votto routine is getting snoozey.  Hey, Freeman, I will call you Snoozey Votto, while totally disrespecting Aguilar by not talking about him in his own blurb.  2019 Projections: 85/33/94/.268 in 551 ABs

72. Max Muncy – Already gave you my Max Muncy sleeper.  It was written on a flying trapeze.  2019 Projections:  81/33/87/.268/4 in 423 ABs

73. Noah Syndergaard – I’m kinda shocked more people aren’t shook by Syndergaard’s 2nd half.  I’m 50/50 he even gets through this season. 2019 Projections: 14-8/3.34/1.17/178 in 172 IP

74. Luis Severino – Same as Syndergaard, but even more so.  Did people not watch the playoffs?  I mean, I’m not putting everything into postseason performance and voting Jack Morris for the Hall of Fame, but Severino was literally the worst pitcher ever (not literally, but you get the drift).   2019 Projections: 12-9/3.42/1.16/173 in 161 IP

75. Zack Greinke – How is it that I know Syndergaard to Greinke are the easiest avoids this year yet so many people are still drafting them?  Not to answer, but to ruminate.  2019 Projections: 10-11/3.58/1.12/194 in 206 IP

76. Miguel Andujar – Do my projections look crazy for Andujar compared to Vlad Jr.?  No?  Okay, then explain to me how Vlad is going about 40 picks before him.  2019 Projections: 81/25/94/.287/3 in 596 ABs

77. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – I can’t believe I’m on the verge of writing a schmohawk post for a guy who’s never played a major league game.  I was loco for Acuña last year.  I am no scarecrow when it comes to rookies, but, what in the name of the planet Al Gore is trying to save while simultaneously gorge himself, is with Vlad Jr.’s ADP at some sites?  Is this people’s attempts to make up for not owning Acuña last year?  Acuña has 20-plus steal speed, Vlad Jr. has a speed score of 20.  2019 Projections: 62/24/71/.308/3 in 487 ABs

78. Nicholas Castellanos – If I may pat myself on the back briefly while slowly sliding my hand to my butt, I love when I can take out the names and have stats line up as well as these last few hitters, which makes it even harder to convince me I’ve somehow messed up my Vlad Jr. ranking when his stats match up so well in this group of players.  2019 Projections:  93/28/98/.302/3 in 597 ABs

79. Justin Upton – I can’t imagine a scenario where Upton and Vlad Jr. are both on the board this late, but if they are, I’m gonna have a hard time pulling trigger on Vlad vs. Upton.  What is wrong with me?!  2019 Projections:  77/30/82/.252/11 in 541 ABs

80. Nomar Mazara – Vlad Jr.  Just because it felt like I had to mention him for all of these 24-28 HR hitters.  2019 Projections:  83/28/90/.263/2 in 581 ABs

81. Ender Inciarte – So, this blew my mind.  I saw Ender was ranked so much lower in ADP and I know he’s only 28 and going on two years of being valuable so I was like, what did he rank last year on the Player Rater?  He was 76th overall, just above Travis Shaw and Piscotty.  I see no reason he can’t repeat, and I just happened to rank him nearly identical.  2019 Projections: 101/10/45/.278/27 in 615 ABs

82. Victor Robles – As much as there’s no chance I own Vlad Jr. this year, there’s an equally great chance I do own Robles and/or Eloy.  I already gave you my Victor Robles fantasy.  It had two many tipos.  2019 Projections:  78/12/47/.281/29 in 524 ABs

83. Jameson Taillon – I’m going to have a ball owning Taillon this year. 2019 Projections:  13-11/3.47/1.15/185 in 196 IP

84. Zack Wheeler – Can you tell I’m drafting hopefully my 2nd pitcher around this point?  If you couldn’t tell, could you tell after I asked you if you could tell?  2019 Projections:  13-9/3.51/1.14/196 in 194 IP

85. Jose Berrios – Not sure if I mentioned this in the top 40 starters for 2019 fantasy baseball, but the 1st group of starters in this tier of 2nd pitchers I want to draft, are kinda two different tiers, while being equally valuable.  Happ and Price are vets who can get Ks with less upside and downside, and Taillon to Berrios are equally valuable with upside and downside.  2019 Projections: 13-10/3.60/1.15/205 in 196 IP

86. J.A. Happ – As I will go over when I do my pitcher tiers (aiming for Friday unless Machado or Bryce sign), it’s not imperative you take a starter here, Lucchesi of the Pesto Crime Family is right around the corner.  2019 Projections: 13-7/3.77/1.16/181 in 170 IP

87. David Price – I’m as surprised as you that I’m back in on Price at his price.  I’m such a bad Jew.  2019 Projections:  15-9/3.62/1.17/181 in 179 IP

88. Tim Anderson – Such a bizarre ranking Anderson is getting this year.  I think people are overrating real baseball vs. fantasy.  I called him a sleeper last year, said he had 20/20 ability, he produced a 20/20 season, was as valuable as I said he was, and he is still not being drafted like he should be for what he can provide.  2019 Projections:  72/21/84/.248/24 in 577 ABs

89. Jonathan Villar – Already gave you my Jonathan Villar sleeper.  It was written while lying on top of my car in the desert watching shooting stars.  2019 Projections:  84/16/67/.267/48 in 549 ABs

90. Lorenzo Cain – I’m not drafting the guys from here until Jansen.  As for Cain…Sugar!, nothing worries me more than an aging player who provides a lot of his fantasy value with his legs.  It’s like a game of hot potato, and you don’t want to be the one holding the potato when the potato stops running.  2019 Projections:  83/10/41/.281/25 in 557 ABs

91. A.J. Pollock – Continuing my thought from the Cain…Sugar! blurb, Pollock offset his slowing potato with a power potato, but I don’t trust that potato either.  2019 Projections:  69/24/76/.248/11 in 503 ABs

92. Craig Kimbrel – I’m still not drafting closers; I draft my first closer around 110 overall (within 15 picks of it usually), but I will say I think we’ve seen the beginning of the end for Kimbrel and Kenley.  Even if I drafted a top closer, I’d never go near these two.  2019 Projections: 4-1/2.78/1.03/83, 37 saves in 60 IP

93. Kenley Jansen –  One love to Kenley and his heart, but I care about my own heart too much to draft him.  2019 Projections: 2-2/2.84/1.02/77, 36 saves in 64 IP

94. Joey Lucchesi – Here’s a point of confusion for me.  I name someone a sleeper, like I did with Joey Lucchesi, then I rank him off his projections, and he’s no longer ranked like a sleeper.  I tried to combat that this year by calling Tyler Austin a sleeper, then he was out of a job before January hit.  2019 Projections:  12-9/3.62/1.27/174 in 163 IP

95. Mitch Haniger – If you haven’t been following the comments so far this year, people love Haniger.  It’s like he set some of you up with a mannequin that comes alive to become the perfect girl at night when no one else is around.  2019 Projections: 83/27/89/.282/7 in 577 ABs

96. Yasiel Puig – When he was traded, I gave you my Yaisel Puig fantasy.  It was written after recording my true crime podcast, Grey’s (Dead) Anatomy.  2019 Projections:  73/27/83/.273/11 in 502 ABs

97. Stephen Piscotty – Piscotty doesn’t know (how you read this whole post)!  Piscotty doesn’t know (how you read this whole post)! 2019 Projections: 76/26/90/.272/4 in 572 ABs

98. Eduardo Escobar – Wow, I’m high on Escobar, which was said a lot in Miami in the late-80’s.  2019 Projections:  81/25/90/.270 in 589 ABs

99. Raisel Iglesias – To continue to the path of greatness, here’s my 2019 fantasy baseball rankings.  It’s a long journey, but it’s more fulfilling than anything you’ve done in your life*.  *Unless you’ve done some other cool stuff that I don’t know about.  2019 Projections:  3-1/2.61/1.09/77, 35 saves in 70 IP

100. Domingo Santana – BECAUSE WHAT HE DID IN JAPAN.  No.  Kidding.  But I do love him. 2019 Projections:  77/27/83/.257/8 in 533 ABs