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:  104/30/77/.282/27 in 578 ABs

5. 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!  2019 Projections:  103/38/112/.284/12 in 607 ABs

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

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. 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

64. 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

65. 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

66. 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

67. 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

68. 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

69. 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

70. 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

71. 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

72. Matt Olson – Truth bomb alert!  I didn’t realize how high I was gonna be on Olson when I first ranked him.  I try my best to rank on stats, but, of course, other things factor in.  However, if you go on just stats, and believe my Olson projections, he’s to be drafted here.  2019 Projections:  78/32/84/.254/2 in 545 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: 15-9/3.42/1.16/208 in 187 IP

75. Clayton Kershaw – At what point will perception catch up with reality for fantasy and Kershaw will stop being ranked in the top 30 overall?  2021?  2022?  2023 when cars will fly and robots will demand we call them daddy?  2019 Projections: 13-7/3.10/1.07/176 in 181 IP

76. 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

77. 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

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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

81. 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

82. 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

83. 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

84. Eloy Jimenez – I already gave you my Eloy Jimenez fantasy.  It was written while arguing catsup vs. ketchup.  2019 Projections:  58/22/64/.291/1 in 472 ABs

85. 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

86. Carlos Martinez – I already gave you my Carlos Martinez sleeper.  It snitched on its little sister.  2019 Projections:  12-9/3.42/1.26/182 in 187 IP

87. 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

88. Mike Foltynewicz –  If he can lower his BB/9 from 3.3 to 2.6, he will be a top ten starter, easily.  How unlikely is it that he lowers his walk rate?  He did it already in 2016.  2019 Projections:  15-8/3.57/1.13/208 in 197 IP

89. 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

90. 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

91. 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

92. 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

93. 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

94. 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

95. 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

96. 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

97. 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

98. 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

99. 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

100. 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

  1. Max says:
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    Well, I would not touch Baez outside top 30 (and Mondesi for the same reason) because that putrid SO/BB relation. Too much risk for me in the first round.

  2. stayinhot says:
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    I really thought I had sorted my keeper list for this year….. and then BAM.

    Why do you do this to me oh great fantasy lothario?

    Bryant or Hoskins? I really thought I was going with Bryant, now i’m not so sure. Its a 14 team, keep 5 forever OPS league.

    I’m keeping:
    Vlad Jr (heard hes pretty good)
    Mondesi (see above)
    Betts (Mookie ball game)
    Scherzer (Its a QS instead of W’s league)

    Also on the bubble is Bogaerts. Do I need to start shopping a (my) 2 for (their) 1 deal?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      @stayinhot: I’d actually keep Bryant and Hoskins and throw back Mondesi in an OPS league. If you can pull off a 2, or even 3, for 1, that is probably what I’d attempt.

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: also should consider the impact if it’s 5×5 with ops replacing average or 6×6 with ops and average. Hoskins would get a huge boost in 5×5 ops because his average isn’t great but his OPS is elite. Bryant will have elite OPS and good average. Momdesi gets knocked down in any ops format but could still be pretty valauble. I’d use Grey’s link and adjust the razzball 6×6 ops to fit your league settings.

          • stayinhot says:
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            @Grey: thank you all. I have traded Hoskins and Bogaerts for Story, now I’m working on moving Mondesi.

  3. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Man, you know what for-real sucks about Judge? How perfectly of a fit he is for the Rockies. Perfect ballpark for him, and OMJesus can he quote him some Bible verses. What’s that book that comes after Joshua?

  4. Tom says:
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    Couldn’t agree more on Bregman, “seems like a douche”, well actually that’s where my agreement ends. He may be solid but I don’t see top ten, I see him outside top 25 by years end.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      @Tom: i doubted bregman last season and was way wong. He is this good, i bet he does the new roids.

      • Tom says:
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        I had him last year, got him in third round, I’d take him there again, but not grabbing him as a first rounder. I see him doing 95/24/90/10 .282 which is solid, I can also see Puig at the end of this list doing something quite similar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Hope not, but if his injury is bothering him in the spring, I may drop him

      • thatguy says:
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        @Grey: DRop him? droooop him? Or DROP HIM

  5. MattyM says:
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    Great post! In a standard, 10-team points league, I can keep Story in the 6th round or Benintendi in the 7th. Thinking Beni might be the better value on paper (especially considering how strong SS is this year), but can keep Story one additional year. What say you?

    • B_Don

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      @MattyM: 10 teams, I’ll take the upside shot on Story with the extra year unless your league has extremely harsh punishments for strikeouts.

  6. Peacecoast says:
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    I think you have already baked Ohtani’s playing time in his AB’s but I hear he will not be ready for opening day. Plus he is DH only, and will have to spend a fair amount of time throwing to rehab his arm. His most recent ADP is like 163 probably after the news came out that he won’t be ready fo OD! But damn I wanna own him for the fun factor too.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      @Peacecoast: yeah i agree weird hes ranked top 100 with the reports he def wont be there opening day and isnt close to being ready. He goes outside the top 200 if you drafted today for sure.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Peacecoast:

      You finish Gomorra yet?

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @FrankGrimes: On ep6 or something. Took a break and started Escape at Danemora. That has some great potential. Benizio is always so good.

        I am Peacecoast, son of Eastcoast.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Peacecoast:

          Took a Break?! Blasphemy haha.
          Escape is great tho I’m halfway thru it.

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @FrankGrimes: I am not a binger. I like to digest shows more slowly. Capi?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Yeah, that’s true… If we get deeper into February, I might move him down

  7. The Old Professor says:
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    No Joey Votto?

  8. Wally Pipp says:
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    Well yeah if mondesi reaches ur projections hes a top 5 guy, but you projected him for 90 rbi…. id bet you 300 american dollars hes closer to 65 rbi than 90, the royals dont score enough runs.

    It’s still baffling that you project Aaron judge for 93 RBIs and mondesi for 90.

    Another 300 that Judge has at least 20 more rbi than mondesi.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      @Wally Pipp: yeah i agree weird hes ranked top 100 with the reports he def wont be there opening day and isnt close to being ready. He goes outside the top 200 if you drafted today for sure.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Wally Pipp: *this reply was meant for the ohtani comment above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wally Pipp: I’m picturing Judge hitting 2nd and Mondesi 3rd

  9. Wally Pipp says:
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    Can you link me one of those scherzer sleeper posts from back when? Im a fan.

  10. Wally Pipp says:
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    Glad to see you back in on judge. I remember you were on him in 2017 before he broke out and you had a pre season sleeper post on him, then like a month later after he was crushing it you told everyone to sell him, i argued the notion, and judge finished with 50 homers his rookie season and narrowly lost the mvp to altuve (even tho judge led mlb in WAR according to fangraphs that year which won me a few hundred from a buddy).

    Welcome back!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wally Pipp: You remember that? I hope so…you only talked about your disbelief over Grey’s Judge aversion every day for 2 years.

  11. Wally Pipp says:
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    Ill possibly own mondesi but will be drafting him somewhere in the 80-100 range if hes available there, if not i pass. Hes got way too much risk. Hes someome i think spring matters because if hes hitting 200 in spring and hits 200 in the majors for a month of at bats (not far fetched), they could easily send him down. The team stinks and hes got minors options. They wouldnt want to expose him like that if hes struggling. And a guy who strikes out literally 7x his walks its just such a risky ranking. Still trying to understand how hes getting anywhere near 90 rbi.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Wally Pipp: this is the common mantra on Mondesi. He is a high risk reward pick if you take him early. I am keeping him in the 20th round so am very excited.

  12. Wally Pipp says:
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    Im kinda surprised you are so in on bryant. If anything he feels like a guy where if you take away his name he wouldnt have as much appeal, not a yum yum gime some or whatever, not at 25 overall.

    Last year after he came back from the shoulder issue he was real messed up. Over his last 85 at bats – 32ks (37.6%), hit .263 with 2 homers and 8 rbi.

    Shoulder issue stinks caus he got it from swinging, so now he changed his grip last year to lessen the pain, he obv said he was feeling great last year. Idk im concerend, 25 for him feels too optimistic that he’s just fine, im passing at that price off the terrible year.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Wally Pipp: I’ve owned Bryant like 3 years in a row and last year was painful. Worried about the shoulder too. But he was an MVP and don’t forget his pedigree. So I am torn since I think he may fall to me in my draft. It would be him versus Blackmon or Benitendi. That sorta range.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Peacecoast: I think as long as Bryant is healthy again, he’s a top 20 player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wally Pipp: Yeah, I think Bryant should be okay, hopefully, more to do with injuries and health than anything

    • cg says:
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      @Wally Pipp: Hard fade on Bryant. Everyone has their guys, but he has the exact opposite of elite statcast numbers. He has horrible statcast numbers, coupled with a shoulder injury, long limbs, etc. He is a much better real life player than fantasy. Take away the name he goes after pick 100. I’d take the under on his steamer projection as well, as they don’t really realize he is a slap hitter the last season and a quarter.

  13. knucks says:
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    I’m 4 rounds in on my first 12 Team NFBC, here were my picks thus far:

    Yelich (9th)
    Machado (16!)
    Hoskins (33)
    Mondessi (40)

    It was a tough call going Mondessi over Rendon/Bellinger. Looks like I’ll end up with either Flaherty or Clevinger as my SP1. And my picks are close together, so I’m contemplating a double tap of both if they are there and then not touching pitching for another 8-10ish rounds or so.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      @knucks: Great start. Agree it’s probably time to take a look at some pitching options. Do not want to get left out in the cold for pitching in NFBC.

      • knucks says:
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        @B_Don: Thanks brother, I appreciate that! It feels great just to be drafting.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Looks like Springer might be there for me at Pick #57. Will be very tempting. Will have 6 Players taken before it’ll be my turn again… So Flaherty/Clevinger should still be there to grab at #64. Especially cause the 3 teams picking in between my #57 and #64 picks each have 2 SPs already.

      Seeking Dave D’s thoughts (and anyone else’s of course), so thought I’d put out the beacon.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure if my comment showed up… Wouldn’t say big trouble, you just need to get a #2

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: You think my Pitching will be in big trouble if I grab Springer at #57, then one of Flaherty OR Clevinger at #64?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wouldn’t say big trouble, you just need to get a #2…

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man. Yea if I end up with Springer… I’ll likely be eyeing CMart/Wheeler/Happ as that #2 come Round 9 or 10 (Picks #105 and 112). So I’d be satisfied with one of them as my SP2, along with Flaherty or Clevinger.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those are solid #2’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, as in Clevinger or Flaherty are #1’s then you need a #2, Taillon tier in my rankings… Pitcher pairings will be out on Friday

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Perfect! Thank you

        • Dave D says:
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          @knucks:

          I think Springer was a good call and grabbing a #2 from: Happ, Hendricks, Glasnow, Lucchesi, Pivetta would be wise in the next round or two after you take your SP#1.

          • knucks says:
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            @Dave D: Thanks Dave! I don’t think I’ll have a problem finding an SP2 and am gunning for a few of those names you mentioned as my SP #3 and #4.

    • Packers says:
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      @knucks: I did the same a couple of times. Remember Hoskins should get !B after 10 games or so. My strategy was to get a couple #2’s outfielders so you can move Hoskins to 1B. Just get a 1B for backup and the first few games.
      Escobar, Shaw and Moose will be available for 3B. I drafted 9th 3 times.

      • p says:
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        @Packers: By same thing I meant Flaherty and Clev.

        • knucks says:
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          @p: Thanks Packman!

          With how those drafts ended up for you… if Springer was there (maybe he was), would you say that grabbing Springer and 1 of Clev/Flaherty would be ideal? Or prefer grabbing both SPs and other OFs later in the draft. Springer was not on my radar for a pick at #57.

          Was committed to double tapping SPs when I woke up this AM. But feel like its too good of value to pass on Springer at this point and take my SP#2 as CMart/Wheeler/Happ in rounds 9/10.

          I’m looking at hopefully being able to jump up on Shaw and Gallo in Rounds 7/8 (picks 81 and 88).

          • Packers says:
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            @knucks: I just looked it up.
            I went in order, Rosario, JUP, W. Davis , Lecleric, Inciarte,Erod,Bieber,Schoop, Dejong.
            Like I said earlier my first 6 picks are the same as your’s will be if you get Jack and Clev.
            One thing I found out was by drafting 2 known closer (safe) hmmm was easier the rest of the draft. When I didn’t do that I was always chasing potential saves. There is time for that later. The Parker/May, the Herrera/Coleme combos seem easy to get also.

            • knucks says:
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              @Packers: You da man, thx. I was able to nab Springer. So its one of Clev/Flaherty next. Appreciate that tip on what you’ve noticed about chasing the saves. Making that note to myself about the ChiSox and Twinkie duos

              • Packers says:
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                @knucks: Phillies too.

  14. jack florida says:
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    thanks for all the dreat work and rankings

    12 team h2h pts 15 keepers, down to my last 3 keepers

    keep 3

    matt chapman, donaldson, mazara, archer, glasnow, alex reyes, hader, luis castillo

    thanks

  15. Evan says:
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    Incredible content as always!

    I was a little surprised not to see Odor in the top 100.

    Keeper Question:

    Deep Mixed League – 5 x 5 – Roto – $260 budget

    Keep –
    $16 Odor or $14 Taillon

    Other Keepers include:
    Acuna – $8
    Peraza – $9
    Andujar – $1
    Aguilar – $1
    Pivetta – $1
    Glasnow – $1
    Yates – $1
    Knebel – $8

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      @Evan: I’d go with Taillon over Odor. Although, I’d throw back Pivetta and keep both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evan: Thanks! Odor just missed — I agree with B_Don

      • Evan Tobias says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I am putting Pivetta back and keeping Odor and Taillon. I kind of loved that $1 Pivetta but others will be available later.

        Thanks again!

  16. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Starting to look into who to keep for my 12 team mixed H2H league with OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W, SV+H instead of SV we get to keep 4 players at draft round cost, no inflation of rounds, and the draft is 25 rounds. I’m entering the year as the defending champ and feel like I have plenty of options to defend my crown. We are allowed to trade players prior to the draft as well.

    Locks:
    Mike Trout – 1, 2 years left
    Tildaddy – 10, 2 years left
    Blake Snell – 16, 2 years left

    Cody Bellinger – 15, last year of eligibility
    Scooter Gennett – 17, 2 years left
    Adalberto Mondesi – 15, 2 years left
    Max Muncy – 15, 2 years left
    Victor Robles – 20, 2 years left
    Nick Senzel – 23, 2 years left
    Edwin Diaz – 8, 2 years left
    Blake Treinen – 18, 2 years left
    Justin Verlander – 3, 2 years left

    The real debate in Bellinger vs Mondesi

    Thanks!

    • Succos Baseball says:
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      @Succos Baseball:
      Also, I don’t have a 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th round pick, have an extra 12, 2 16s, and 18.

      Flags fly forever

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      @Succos Baseball: I’d go with Mondesi over Bellinger for the extra year of contorl. Robles and Verlander are also in consideration for me.

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        @B_Don: Thanks, B_Don!

        Do you agree with Snell being a lock?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup on Snell

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Do you agree with Snell being a lock?

  17. Wally Pipp says:
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    The thing about severino is he did the exact same thing the year before; 2017 playoffs he stunk, only to bounce back and have an amazing first half in 2018 where he was looking like a top 5 starter.

    I think its a stamina thing, and i think hes going to come out of the gate on fire this season. Im expecting a fantasy ace from sevy.

  18. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Grey, Good work as usual.

    I have a question and would like your opinion or others. I’m in a league where you can ony keep guys 3 years. I have Whitley for 2 years at $5. Of course his value is really going to come next year if everything goes right (and with pitchers who knows if that will happen). I also have Heaney and Pivetta both for 2 years and at $5.
    So, the question is if I can keep only 2 of them which one do I throw back and try to buy at auction?

    I always have a little trouble measuring a guys value over two years compared to one.

  19. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, I have some sneaky value keeper conundrums, hoping you can set me straight. 12 team 5×5 (OPS, QS, Sv+Hld). FAs slot in rounds 25/20/15/10/5

    Max Muncy/FA
    Shohei Ohtani (bat)/Rd 25
    Jack Flaherty/FA
    German Marquez/FA
    Blake Treinen/Rd 17
    David Dahl – FA
    Eduardo Escobar/FA

    I’m tempted to keep Ohtani and Treinen since they should give good ROI for the round kept. But I could also make the same argument for Muncy, Dahl, Flaherty and Marquez in rounds 25/20/15/10. I am also tempted to keep Treinen, Flaherty and Marquez and really load up on hitters early.

    But having Muncy, Dahl and Ohtani’s bats is also tempting.

    Halp!

      • B_Don

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        @Justin: Agree with Justin. Flaherty, Dahl, Marquez. If Ohtani is 1 player (pitcher and hitter), I’d keep him, but if it’s bat only, naw.

  20. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Does the order of Baez, Bregman, Arenado change in a points league that completely devalues steals?

      • Woolly the Mammoth says:
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        @Grey: Strike outs do not count against, and it is a keep forever league. Is the order then Bregman, Arenado, Baez?

        • Grey

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          That order works for me, they’re all toss ups… In a keep forever, I’d lean on younger

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Peacecoast: PC!!

        Be PC, my friend!

        Love ya.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I can’t wait, but how are we getting it that early? You think there will be subtitled downloads somewhere?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes I do. Might be wishful thinking.
        Did you not click on my sweet pic? Haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was afraid to click the pic bc I’m in the middle of rewatching and trying to pretend I don’t know what’s gonna happen

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            You’re going to love it… no spoilers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh, I really want to click on it now

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:

                Do it. No regrets.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m now ending all sentences in capito?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I mean, again

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      @Grey:
                      great now I have to look up emblazoned

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My b!

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Nice. Capito!
                    I spent three minutes making that stupid pic for you.
                    Click on it finally Jeez. Hahahh
                    Guaranteed to be your new desktop background.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHAHAHA, I just clicked it! Nice! Haha — It’s my favorite! New background image, goodbye Ted!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now I’m upset that I missed a good 3 hours when I could’ve had that emblazoned on my mind and didn’t

  21. Wass says:
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    Great list, will really help with keepers and pre-draft decisions! I’d be careful with banking Marquez’ ranking on the O’s winning though cause they aren’t really projected to do much of that this year haha

    I’m on episode 7 of Escape At Dannemora… so good!! Thanks for the rec cause I would not have heard of it otherwise. You started Vikings yet or still trying to decide if me and BJFOHOHL can be trusted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wass: I haven’t started Vikings yet, it’s a big commitment… I’m finishing Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and started watching Gomorra again with Cougs… Vikings is on the list tho, I will watch

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        @Grey: It is a bit especially if going through all those others. I started Vikings after 4 seasons were released and it took me a while to commit too, then I binged it bad which for me is super rare. They’re only 40-45 min per episode so that helps. Whats Gomorra? Worth a watch after TLK?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomorra’s amazing! It is subtitled tho… On Netflix, watch the 1st 2 episodes and you’ll be hooked…

          • Wass says:
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            @Grey: Oh nice! I’ve watched a lot of things with subtitles so that’s all good. Should I go with Gomorra or TLK next or does it even matter?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re both great, I think TLK kinda needs subtitles too, tbh… If I were to flip a coin, I’d say go Gomorra 1st, but I do love both

              • Wass says:
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                @Grey: My TVs sound sucks so I’ll probably have to use subtitles then… If its only 2 seasons, I’ll start with Gomorra. Appreciate it!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem! You’re gonna love it! Better than Escape from Dannemora

                  • Wass says:
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                    @Grey: Well thats awesome cause Escape is pretty great!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it was solid!

  22. Dave D says:
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    @knucks:

    Yeah, looks solid so far!

  23. ScottyNKC says:
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    Wow, Trea Turner vs. Jonny Villar. How do we ever draft Turner here? I love Turner and intended on making him my 1st rd fallback if I don’t get a top pick but this has me re-thinking that strategy.
    7 vs 93
    105/20/71/.292/41 vs 84/16/67/.267/48
    WAS vs BAL, meh

    • Cram It says:
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      @ScottyNKC: The rankings are more than just the projected numbers.

    • B_Don

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      @ScottyNKC: Additional risk of playing time loss for Villar, 30+ points in avg, and a fairly assured spot at the top of the order with a strong lineup behind him are in Trea’s favor.

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great list + bookmarking immediately!

    Fair to say that you’d be looking to lock your SP1 in by or before Marquez as the cutoff? (not counting Thor–Greinke later on, who won’t be there).

    Agree that I love that Taillon tier as a #2.

    On paper, it’s totally justified to draft Marquez as your #1 . . . not sure I personally would be able to stomach that (Robbie Ray was my ace last year! different players entirely but strangely similar level of agita), but I find myself feeling more comfortable with a Clev-type.

    You also see in this year’s tiers how few pitchers are guaranteed 200 IP guys, and how different the top SPs look from last year. Seems to pump further the value of streaming / being a waiver wire ninja instead of putting all your hopes in the SP2/3 projected guys….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks! Yeah, I’ll go over pitchers’ pairings, but you need an SP before Marquez — Taillon and Hammurabi Snapchat is a #2… Yeah, there’s very few 200 IP guys at all, Clevinger was a surprise, next to no 200+ IP after the top 40 SPs

  25. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Noah’s K/9 is a major concern. Weird because his velo and breaking stuff was on par with norms. I have him in a points league where Ks are king, lets hope he figures it out.

    I agree on Vlad. I think he will hit the shit out of the ball, but lets see this guy get 1 ML AB before we start sculpting his HOF plaque. I’ve seen mocks that have him taken in the 4-5 round. Crazy.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Skip Mcgillicuddy: Num num… Treat, Judge and Vlad are my guilty pleasures. Stop judging me!

    • aa says:
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      @Skip Mcgillicuddy: Mocks? He went 29th in my recent $400 league, and is currently pick 40 on average which is end of 3rd round. I own a few shares of him in early drafts where you could get him around pick 60+, but the adp is getting a bit out of control. Mondesi is my most owned player this year so far (already in like 50 leagues haha) but his adp is creeping up to about my tolerance level. I am not concerned with him getting sent down, as I’d actually worry more about that from Andujar if Machado’s price is as low as people have it lately. I get it, Vlad is the greatest milb hitter ever, but if they keep him down an entire month…well, he had better hit like peak miggy because he isn’t going to steal a base.

  26. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great top 100 report

    a. Imagine my grief this AM when you didn’t go to post at 01h00 EST, not at 03h30 EST and then I just assumed, well all I keep seeing is Laura Holt’s 4 comments from yesterday’s SP drafting tip post…and then my horror when I see you on a random check at 09h00 EST!!! Thanks, man.

    b. Great report, thanks a lot. Can’t wait for the top 500.

    c. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote of the day for February 6

    1. Former Interior Secretary James Watt was indicted this week for still having a large light bulb shaped head!

    2. Was O.J. Simpson high on speed the night of the murders? Absolutely not said defense attorney Johhny Cochrane today and a simple test of any of O.J.’s blood at the crime scene will prove it.

    3. O.J. pal Al Cowlings said this week that in looking for the truth in the O.J. Simpson case he sometimes talks to a picture of Nicole Brown Simpson, something that in the past would’ve gotten him killed by O.J.

    4. If owners use replacement baseball players, hot dog vendors have vowed to go on strike. Boy those owners are screwed now I’ll bet they’ll never find people who can sell hot dogs.

    5. Doctor William A. Moffett, the world’s leading authority on the Dead Sea scrolls, died this week at age 62. The cause of death…The curse of the Dead Sea scrolls!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. WordPress screwed up, and missed the schedule, I had to wake at 2 AM PST to post it manually… 3. HA!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!!!

        So sorry for being a douche for commenting about MY grief!! It’s always about me isn’t it? Thanks for making me feel so good. Just kidding, man. Really, sorry for your WordPress screw up. Hope it doesn’t repeat tonight!

        Love ya!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, now I’m worried tho so may have to stay up to make sure it posts which is a PITA

  27. Dave D says:
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    Great list, I love it! I agree on so many point from Jansen to Johnson. Who? Well, anyway, I have always wondered about Freeman’s inflated ADP. I don’t dislike him in real life but ALWAYS drafted too high and I’ve NEVER owned him. I have never drafted Judge or Stanton either, but wonder how someone decides between the two. They seem almost identical stat-wise and with body types. They kind of scare me in a 3rd-4th year, pre-steroid Mark McGwire sort of way. Scream injury-risk. Not that I wouldn’t draft them but too risky for me at that ADP. I agree on Upton, Olson, Happ and several others which is why I’m a daily reader! Excellent work, Grey.

    • knucks says:
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      @Dave D: I got an NFBC Q above, if you have a free minute to mull it over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave D: Thanks, man! I’ve owned Freeman, and he’s been fine, he plays every day and produces, just not power… Judge and Stanton feel like they could easily have a 45+ HR season… And their downside is 30 HRs and injured, when you can just fill in for either

  28. Cram It says:
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    Re: Vlad, this is why you have to step away from the hype sometimes. Acuna is the comp here, same hype, and he’s garnering the same type of ADP, round 4-5. Acuna played 2/3rds of a season, had a best-case scenario statistically for a rookie, and finished outside of the top 50. So Vlad would have to equal that production in probably the same amount of AB’s to justify his ADP.

      • Dave D says:
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        @Grey:

        Following similar logic Im a bit suprised to see you have Eloy above Villar…. or Cain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m kinda expecting Eloy to take mid to late-April path and be valuable… Maybe I’m a bit high on him tho, I have considered that…

          • Dave D says:
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            @Grey:

            It does feel like many are putting imaginary Vlad Jr. hair follicles in their glass pipes and taking long puffs. I mean are Vlad Jr and Eloy going to outperform Puig and Haniger? The latter two will put up likely similar numbers but also swipe some bags. I would consider Vlad overvalued significantly and Eloy moderately compared to these guys. Just sayin. No way Id pass on Puig or Haniger to grab Eloy or Vlad, ADPs be damned.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haniger, perhaps you’re right but Puig has put up so many lackluster seasons, that Puig or Eloy is that clearcut if Eloy comes up late-April?

              • Dave D says:
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                @Grey:

                Honestly I wont be drafting either. As you know Upton is going about 90-96 and I’m drafting him everywhere at that price. 2/2 so far. Too many good sleepers for me to take for than two OF in top ten rounds. Id rather have Domingo Santana 185 or Odubel 225 than Puig 100 or Eloy, for example.

                • Grey

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                  Upton is a steal that late and I can see owning him this year too… He seems wildly underrated for some reason

  29. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    This is gonna be a really weird start to the season. First 2 games are on March 20/21, while the rest of the league play ST for another week? So we draft mid-March and then have to be ultra conservative in weekly limit leagues for almost 3 weeks while ST playing time firms up and a week of ball happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: Most leagues — RCL leagues for sure — will be drafting after the 1st two games, which I’m fine with this year bc they’re so early

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @Grey: Hope that’s an option on H2H Yahoo. Because what I described is fantasy buzzkill

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: What Grey said. I’m not hosting my draft until after that Tokyo game.

  30. papasmurf says:
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    Very nice list. The Top Ten really has some newcomers in the last couple of years.

    I have both Rosario and Dahl and really had a tough keeper choice. I ended up keeping Grandalf instead due to position scarcity. Figure I could still get some solid choices at OF.

    I am not sold on Dahl. Has the talent but I could also see him platooning at some point if he gets out the gate slow. Plus, COL hitters on the road tend to be lousy. COL even sat him in the post season after just a few bad ABs.

    Now that this smurf has dissed him, watch him go .300 35 100.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Thanks! I hope Dahl doesn’t fall into the dreaded Rockies platoon they use for everyone except players over the age of 35

  31. Jeff says:
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    Oh man, Jameson is not going to like that

  32. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, just catching up on your SP rankings and I’m bummed about Severino. I have prospect keeper question for ya that impacts my SP keepers. We get to keep 3 prospects for up to 3 years and my choices are a bit complicated. I can keep two pitchers, who are currently Kluber and Severino. But here’s my pool of prospects of which I need to choose 3:

    Buehler (last year as prospect keeper)
    Tucker (last year as prospect keeper)
    Hiura (2nd last year as prospect keeper)
    Whitley (2nd last year as prospect keeper)
    Trammell (2nd last year as prospect keeper)

    Who do I go with? Should I consider dropping Severino and moving Buehler into my “normal” pitching keepers along with Kluber in order to be able to keep both Whitley and Hiura (in addition to Tucker)? Is this more a question for Mike or Ralph?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Move Buehler into the “normal” keepers and keep Whitley, Tucker and Hiura

  33. Peacecoast says:
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    what’s cougs like? other then being short

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! She gets a comp to Katie Couric sometimes

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: wait is she called cougs cuz she’s a lot older than you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not a lot, like a little over a year, but it gets her mad so I do it

  34. Dan says:
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    Ahhh, great list, but you aren’t making my decision of whether to keep Muncy or Aguilar any easier ranking them next to each other. Does the fact that I already have Rizzo and Muncy is 2B/3B eligible push him ahead of Aguilar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I like them all, that works for me to get Muncy on my team

    • B_Don

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      @Dan: Give me Muncy over Aguilar. Muncy has top level BB rate, better barrel/PA, better avg exit velo, better hard hit rate, better swinging strike rate. And with both having to maintain playing time, Muncy’s flexibility gives you some extra outs whereas Aguillar is limited to 1B only (well primarily 1B since the Brewers don’t seem to care about infield defense other than Arcia).

  35. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    Obviously you like Rhys better than Ohtani based on your top-100. Would you consider keeping Ohtani over Rhys in a keep-forever (i.e. no inflation) league? Ohtani seems to be a similar hitter to Rhys (right down to the lefty struggles), and could provide some pitching value in 2020 on. The downsides are health and positional eligibility.

    Thanks! Nice to have you posting every day. And congrats on the house!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I would keep Rhys

  36. Patrick Whitney says:
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    My last keeper do I keep, Taillon, Tommy Pham, Conforto or Gallo???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto or Gallo, but agree with PC, might depend on other keepers

      • Patrick Whitney says:
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        @Grey:
        My first 9 keepers are:
        Lindor, Judge, VLAD, Soto, Bauer, Mondesi, Ozzie Albies, Matt Chapman, Benintendi.

  37. Whatever says:
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    Hi Gray,

    In a 350 cap, 12 team mixed keeper using OBP, WLQS,SVH, can only keep nine. The number is the 2019 salary would have to pay to keep. Thanks for your advice.

    Realmuto 9, Healy 6, Dozier 26, Profar 1, Machado 36, Olson 1, Bogaerts 21, Benintendi 21, Brantley 13, Just Dong 28, Schebler 7, Lowrie 1, Cain 35, Happ 6

    Pitching
    Carrasco 23, Cole 24, Corbin 6, Fiers 1, Jeffress 1, Ottavino 3, Treinen 15,
    Eduardo Rodriguez 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco 23, Cole 24, Corbin 6, Eduardo Rodriguez 1, Machado 36, Olson 1, Bogaerts 21, Benintendi 21, Just Dong — honestly, I didn’t add up all the #s tho

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. scott says:
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    Weird question here – did Cedric Mullins get deleted from your DB?
    He no longer shows in search, also not in the top 500 steamer projections.

  39. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    What do you think of this mock draft? 5X5, mixed, 3 OF, no MI/CI. I missed the first round because of a technical glitch. Any comments welcome.

    PICK PLAYER

    Round 1
    3 *Verlander, Justin (P HOU)

    Round 2
    22 Baez, Javier (2B CHC)

    Round 3
    27 Story, Trevor (SS COL)

    Round 4
    46 Harper, Bryce (OF WAS)

    Round 5
    51 Mondesi, Adalberto (SS KC)

    Round 6
    70 Muncy, Max (1B LAD)

    Round 7
    75 Bellinger, Cody (1B LAD)

    Round 8
    94 Flaherty, Jack (P STL)

    Round 9
    99 Dahl, David (OF COL)

    Round 10
    118 Conforto, Michael (OF NYM)

    Round 11
    123 Marquez, German (P COL)

    Round 12
    142 Hader, Josh (P MIL)

    Round 13
    147 Minter, A.J. (P ATL)

    Round 14
    166 Rodriguez, Eduardo (P BOS)

    Round 15
    171 Gallo, Joey (OF TEX)

    Round 16
    190 Voit, Luke (1B NYY)

    Round 17
    195 Yates, Kirby (P SD)

    Round 18
    214 Encarnacion, Edwin (U SEA)

    Round 19
    219 Villar, Jonathan (2B BAL)

    Round 20
    238 Lucchesi, Joey (P SD)

    Round 21
    243 Alfaro, Jorge (C PHI)

    Round 22
    262 Glasnow, Tyler (P TB)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team a lot, I’d be a little AVG but like the SPs and rest, tho SPs are likely a little high due to Verlander 1st round pick

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man! Yeah, have to really avoid that 1st round autobot pick. Though it won’t kill you it could. So I’ll get there on time.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not bad at all, you’ve been following along with my rankings! I like how you got Mondesi and didn’t have to pay top 20 prices too

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Ante Galic: That’s a good team. I was so jealous that you were drafting until I saw it was a mock. Verlander in 1 is weird but explainable it seems.

  40. Anodyne says:
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    I like the aggressive ranking on Lucchesi. I do think he needs a more consistent breaking pitch (and to use it more often) if he’s to become a top 20 fantasy starter, but I think this is possible especially given his home park and his pitching coach. I own him in my deep keeper league, and I’m happy to have him in that format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him a lot…

  41. Harley Earl says:
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    Gey, based on your video today, I think I may need to make a change in my keepers for a 5-player keeper league.

    The first four keepers are obvious: Trout, Machado, Story and Baez. It’s the fifth keeper that I’m not so sure on. Of these players, which one would you keep: Cody Bellinger, Nick Castellanos, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, and Jack Flaherty.

    I’m leaning toward Bellinger, although I had Gleyber previously but something is scaring me off him lately. Severino seems like a major bust waiting to happen.

    Who would you keep?

    • Harley Earl says:
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      @Harley Earl: Sorry, that really was supposed to say Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger over Gleyber

      • Harley Earl says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey, that’s what I was beginning to think myself but I like having a little Razzball advice every now and then!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Dubs23 says:
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    Two offers on the table. 6×6 with OPS and QS.

    My Flaherty and Clevinger for his Mondesi, Heaney, Pivetta
    My Flaherty and Clevinger for his Hoskins and Heaney.

    I am torn as I love my staff right now of Snell, Clevinger, Flaherty, Folty. I have Verlander but at $32 so I probably wouldn’t keep him.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st deal and figure out your staff later

  43. kybosh says:
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    I need to keep 8 of these guys, including a reliever. Head-to-Head, no cap, 6×6 with QS and OPS with a 50 IP weekly minimum and 2 utility spots:

    H: Goldy, Albies, T. Turner, Story, Acuna, Hoskins, Haniger
    SP: Sale, Bauer, Gerrit Cole, Buehler
    RP: Allen or Leclerc

    Keep doing you Grey, love your stuff man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Goldy, T. Turner, Story, Acuna, Hoskins, Sale, Gerrit Cole, Buehler — damn your keepers are stacked — Could see Bauer over Buehler too, but up to you

      • kybosh says:
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        @Grey: Haha yea its a 12-team league too. Guess you could say I did one of those “rebuilds” in the 2017 season by trading for draft picks for 2018.

        I should’ve said “mandatory RP included in the 8.” I was thinking Leclerc, maybe lose Hoskins?

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          @kybosh: probably lose buehler/Bauer if you have to keep a a RP. I would think sale and Cole is plenty in 12 team to start

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess if you have to

  44. Old School Brother says:
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    Bubly flavor update; Peach tastes like biting into a peach candle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I suck on peach candles during the day to take the edge off

  45. Cram It says:
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    Do you know what the IP limit is in the Rotisserie Yahoo leagues you play? Maybe just the F&F if that’s the only one….

  46. danjnz says:
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    No Justin Turner? OBP of .400 and OPS over .900 the last two years, hits for average and power. Sitting in a prime spot in a good lineup. Fluke injury last year not related to age. I love your risk taking Grey with the younger bucks, but this reeks of ageism. Some guys can hit at an elite level their mid 30s.

  47. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Every time I hear the “Tildaddy” reference I think of this song by Too Short…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy0pzZVe1a8

    I think you’re alter rap ego could change the lyrics and make a TOP 40 jam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right now I’m listening to No Vaseline on repeat… B. Fire is FIRED up

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: No Vaseline is one of the greatest jams of all time. On April Fools Day, B. Fire should post a Top-25 rap songs of all-time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. Fire would just list his own songs

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: You know in Back to the Future II where Biff finds the sports almanac for the past 50 years? My dream is to time travel and come up with all the beats before all of the great rap artists did. ‘Poop Dirty’ would be the ALL-TIME greatest rapper. I’d let B. Fire cameo whenever you asked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. Fire needs to spit bars something fierce right now!
          I’m at a mall kiosk for my ear to pierce, klabow!

  48. Phil says:
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    Your writing always calms me down. I’m an accoutant and I go apeshjt this time of year, so I’m grateful for you. I bought your book what happens now? I think it’s my first ebook buy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Check your email, should be there

  49. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I won these two 2B in an auction draft, both at $11. Which 2B would you rather have?
    Lowrie or Pedroia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Lowrie

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks

  50. Cyler says:
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    Would you trade Mondesi for Springer in a 10 team 6 X 6 OPS dynasty league?

  51. Prime time says:
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    10 team keeper league.

    Was offered 2nd rd and 4th for Trevor bauer.

    Or severino for only a 2nd rd pick.

    We keep 7 total guys. There won’t be anyone like Bauer in the 2nd rd.

    Leave me with..
    Rizzo
    Bellinger
    Lindor
    Rendon

    Scherzer
    Verlander
    Severino

  52. Crazy J says:
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    Ok, rankings vs draft order and WWGD…

    So Mondesei is at 20… you aren’t actually burning your 20th pick when you can have him at 60th, are you? That goes quadruple for Peraza.

    I am prioritizing players by your ranking, but adjusting for where I can draft them as well. Is that how you roll your draft when it comes down to it?

    It seems common-sense, but so does “no foreign entanglements”

    Can’t wait for the top 500. Your 100 lasted nearly 20 rounds in a 12-team, aside from filling in closers and catchers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if you can get a Mondesi at 60, there’s no reason to take him at 20

  53. Troy says:
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    Keeper league 14 teams 250 budget.

    Keep 4

    NOLA $12
    Corbin $6
    Dahl $4
    Glayber $6
    Hicks $9
    Brantly $8
    Andujar $3
    Pereza $8
    lecrec $3

    • Patrick Whitney says:
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      @Troy:

      Nola, Dahl, Gleyber and Andujar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOLA $12
      Corbin $6
      Dahl $4
      Andujar

  54. Patrick Whitney says:
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    I need one more keeper these are my first 9:

    Soto, Lindor, Benitendi, Judge, Vlad Guerrero, Ozzie Albies, Mondesi, Matt Chapman, Bauer.

    My choices for the last keeper:

    Taillon, Conforto, Joey Gallo, Nick Senzel, Pham, Brendan Rogers

  55. cg says:
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    Seems odd to me that you see risk in Arenado, but not Bregman. When in the history of ever has a guy who was not supposed to be ready for spring training not started the season on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Bregman’s injury news doesn’t bode well for me keeping him where he is, but I am for now leaving him untouched

  56. Micah J VanSciver says:
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    Grey- I need your help! In my 12 team dynasty league with 12 keepers and 5 minors keepers I have been offered Victor Robles, Bo Bichette, Rd 13 (1st round), 4 x Rd 14, and Rd 15 for Max Scherzer, Jo Adell, and my final 6 picks. Take it?

  57. Nick says:
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    10 team h2h in a 1 year keeper league so I only get this player for next year. Who do I keep I need serious help
    Marte 9
    Segura 11
    Haniger 15
    Edwin Diaz 16
    Eddie Rosario 19
    Dahl 21

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh? One keeper league? Are these prices or rounds? — Prolly Dahl

  58. Alex says:
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    Why do you think Mondesi will have 90 RBI as opposed to maybe 70? It would drastically change your ranking of him no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s going to be the Royals #3 hitter, #3’s usually get between 85-95 RBIs, even on weak teams…

      • MIGDOG says:
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        if he’s #3 hitter, is the 40SB projection aggressive? he mostly hit #2 last year.
        thx brother!

  59. Greg says:
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    13 team league. Standard roto. I need three keepers from:

    Mondesi round 16
    Flaherty 20
    Andujar 28
    Dahl 22
    E Jimenez 27
    Gallo 22
    Shaw 22

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Some nice prices… Prolly go Mondesi, Dahl and Flaherty…Can’t go wrong with a few others too

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