Hello, all you brave, courageous, adventure-seekers, you’ve found the wrong website. This is fantasy baseball, not fantasy role playing, unless it’s fantasy roll-playing and this is Stratomatic, but that’s still not right. Still, fantasy baseball. Good, now that we got rid of all those people wearing fedoras and shopping from the Indiana Jones collection at Eddie Bauer, we can get down to the bidness. The Auction value bidness? Not quite, but you can find all auction values in Rudy’s rankings — one example, 12-team mixed league auction values. This is a top 100 for 2021 fantasy baseball.

One word about this top 100 for 2021 fantasy baseball, before I give you another 5,000 words. I’m going to avoid repeating myself from the position rankings in the 2021 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 2021 fantasy baseball, the top 20 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball, the top 20 Patterns In Queso That Look Like Messages From Another Planet for 2021– Okay, but 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. 458 more, to be very exact. Next up, there will be a top 500 that will go to 562. 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 2021 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! Razzball Subscriptions are also now open. Early subscribers get Rudy’s War Room, and you can go ad-free for a $9.99, because ads suck. Anyway, here’s the top 100 for 2021 fantasy baseball:

NOTE: All 2021 fantasy baseball projections are based on a 162-game season, and will be until we hear definitively there will be less games. Also, it’s based on the DH not being used in the NL, and will be until we hear different.

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1. Ronald Acuna Jr. – I would’ve loved Acuña for no reason other than his style, exuberance and putting a little mustache above his N. Long live the Kiñg of Swiñg. He is my daddy, and his name has a tilde. He is Tildaddy. What I may or not have mentioned in the top 10 overall for 2021 fantasy baseball (I refuse to repeat myself, so if you want more info on players, go to their respective posts, and that’s me vaguely quoting me from the opening paragraph, but I fear a lot of you skip that and jump right into the player blurbs — how’s that for no repeating?), Tildaddy’s projections are so glorious, and those are likely his floor. His floor is glorious and he’s the number one guy. Tildaddy tells you to go ask your mother’s permission! 2021 Projections: 116/39/97/.277/25 in 601 ABs

2. Fernando Tatis Jr. – FTJ! FTJ! Fun the Jewels fast! It sucks that MLB owners are colluding to not sign free agents, and want as few games as possible for an MLB season. That would suck during any era, but it feels especially frustrating right now because the young talent in the game right now is insane. This top 20 is as stacked as Dolly Parton in an IHOP. 2021 Projections: 114/37/98/.274/27 in 581 ABs

3. Juan Soto – Daniel Plainview drafting third, “I drink your Sexy Dr. Pepper. I drink it up.” 2021 Projections: 104/40/117/.312/10 in 536 ABs

4. Mookie Betts – Think I have to abandon the nickname Mookie Ballgame since he’s no longer on the Red Sox, but he’s still Mookie Best, and will be for some time. 2021 Projections: 121/30/91/.301/24 in 607 ABs

5. Mike Trout – How good is MLB right now? The guy ranked fifth is arguably a top five hitter of all-time. 2021 Projections: 103/39/109/.284/7 in 542 ABs

6. Trevor Story – …and I nearly ranked Trevor Story above Mike Trout. That’s how ridiculously stacked the 1st round is, and people are out here drafting starters. Just throw your money into the street and give me the address. I will also accept dogecoin. 2021 Projections: 105/33/98/.288/19 in 589 ABs

7. Trea Turner – Not saying he will, but Treat Urner has 20/50/.300 upside. Basically, Mondesi with a great average. Yes, I worked Mondesi into this blurb because I’m hyped after listening to Nobody Speak on repeat for the last 45 minutes. I don’t even care that Hollywood has tried to ruin that song by putting it in every trailer, I still love it, and makes me do karate kicks like a nutcase. 2021 Projections: 106/20/74/.306/33 in 608 ABs

8. Francisco Lindor – Here’s my Francisco Lindor fantasy. I wrote it while skimming the curds from the whey. 2021 Projections: 112/34/87/.283/17 in 608 ABs

9. Jose Ramirez – In case you’re wondering, I’m not concerned about Jo-Jo-Ram’s lineup with Lindor traded. Josh Naylor in front of him and Jake Bauers is, um, something, but Ramirez is in his peak years and is a 30/25/.260-ish hitter at his core floor. If you want and/or worry too much, take ten runs and RBIs off his line. 2021 Projections: 91/29/101/.268/23 in 564 ABs

10. Cody Bellinger – Such a prototypical top 5 overall hitter for prolly the next five years that it’s kinda crazy how low you can draft him this year. I hear ya on the shoulder surgery, and I raise you — he’s a 45/20/.290 hitter in arguably the best lineup in baseball if things break right. 2021 Projections: 106/38/112/.278/12 in 551 ABs

11. Christian Yelich – Even with his dreadful previous season, I will still be shocked if he’s awful again, and it will be one of the biggest surprises of recent history, and included in that recent history of surprises is me watching The Mandalorian. Here’s my reaction after watching:  “Oh, okay.” Not sure why I thought it was going to be mind-blowing TV. Disney is paying off some of you to say nice things or nah? The Mandalorian is what you get if a Marvel movie has sex with Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. I sound so old. 2021 Projections: 104/34/102/.288/16 in 549 ABs

12. Bo Bichette – I imagine a world where Dante Bichette and Craig Biggio pulled a Fritz Peterson/Mike Kekich swap and Dante and Craig just go to Jays games and cheer for everyone, because they’re not sure who is their offspring. 2021 Projections: 102/27/81/.294/25 in 597 ABs

13. Freddie Freeman – Now, if Dante and Craig were cucked by Barry Freeman, Freddie’s father, then what is going on at Jays/Braves games? I thought Vlad Guerrero Sr. was the only free swinger. 2021 Projections: 101/32/113/.297/4 in 588 ABs

14. Bryce Harper – In the coming days (weeks?), I’ll go over how I would draft the opening round salvos, and salvo is a top five word of all-time. Curmudgeon, salvo, persnickety, and qualm might all be in the first tier. 2021 Projections: 97/35/110/.266/12 in 562 ABs

15. Manny Machado – I have nothing concrete except these boots that Joey Lucchesi made me, but why do I feel like Machado will be a top 15 pick one year, then a top 50 pick next year, then a top 15 pick again and so on forever? 2021 Projections: 97/34/104/.278/10 in 584 ABs

16. Shane Bieber – Yes, he’s ranked too late for you to draft him. Welp, surprise! I don’t want you to draft him. See my top 20 starters for 2021 fantasy baseball for whys and hows and s’s and g’s.  2021 Projections: 16-5/2.48/0.91/261 in 204 IP

17. Gerrit Cole – See what I said for Bieber and multiple it by “actually wouldn’t trust Cole.” 2021 Projections: 16-6/2.77/0.94/266 in 205 IP

18. Adalberto Mondesi – This little mini-tier from like here until Tim Anderson makes me get up in the morning. This mini-tier got me hunched over grabbing my Dunkies like it’s my junkies and I’m Ben Affleck. Take my next six round picks and give me three picks in the next six picks because Grey’s got wings like a little butterfly floating around on love. 2021 Projections: 90/17/76/.253/51 in 581 ABs

19. Luis Robert – I’m bebopping around to Josh Rouse as I write this, so you have to excuse me if I’m slightly more jovial than usual. Just spreading the Love Vibration–Welp, I type too slow and that song is over and shuffle went to Stay by Rihanna and now I’m crying why did I have to type so slow I WANT YOU TO STAY–Hey, now it’s on Jay Z and we’re Big Pimpin’! Nice! You know I thug ’em, eff ’em, love ’em, leave ’em, because I don’t effin’ need ’em! A top five lyricist to rhyme ’em with ’em. “Em” I right? In my eyes, Lou Bob is what everyone else thinks of Jay Z. 2021 Projections: 72/28/84/.271/26 in 569 ABs

20. Rafael Devers – I saw his ADP was 45-ish, and I nearly wrote a sleeper post for Rafael Devers, but I thought you guys and five girl readers would laugh at me. The guys laughing would’ve been fine, but I couldn’t handle the five girls’ laughter. 2021 Projections: 106/31/109/.284/8 in 602 ABs

21. Xander Bogaerts – If five of the six guys in this mini-tier aren’t in the top 15 next year, my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate). Honestly, I’m tempted to move all these guys up ten spots each. Why? Because I love wonderful. 2021 Projections: 94/32/88/.302/15 in 591 ABs

22. Eloy Jimenez – *squinting, straining brain muscles, struggling to figure out how Eloy and Freddie Freeman are that different* UPDATE: Out for year. 2021 Projections: 89/36/107/.281 in 589 ABs

23. Tim Anderson – What’s that, I’m the White Sox’s biggest fan? As I’ve said countless times, I just love good players, and don’t really care about the teams, but if y’all want to chip in and buy me a White Sox jersey, I’m a size children’s large. 2021 Projections: 109/22/66/.286/24 in 603 ABs

24. Jacob deGrom – Even I laughed a little thinking about how late I have deGrom ranked. Ya think he might be here still? Yeah? I have a bridge loan with 3% interest to lend you to buy a bridge in NoBridgesAllowed, Kansas. 2021 Projections: 16-4/2.51/0.95/244 in 193 IP

25. Yu Darvish – Here’s my Yu Darvish fantasy. It was written while on the phone with Aaron Brothers about a picture frame that wouldn’t hang straight. Don’t make me shift my house! 2021 Projections: 14-8/2.79/1.03/237 in 188 IP

26. Jose Abreu – Took a slight detour through a couple of pitchers, and right back into more bats I would die for — that’s what she said in a wet market!  2021 Projections: 102/34/114/.294/1 in 609 ABs

27. Nolan Arenado – Went over his trade to the Cards in my top 20 3rd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball. It was with much regret as I moved him out of the top 20 overall. 2021 Projections: 88/32/106/.279/1 in 592 ABs

28. Ozzie Albies – Literally the only great 2nd baseman to draft this year. Have fun! 2021 Projections: 92/29/97/.262/15 in 607 ABs

29. Pete Alonso – This is a steal this late. He had one bad month in his last eight months of MLB baseball, and if you count the 85 homers he hit in the Home Run Derby, that more than makes up for his weaksauce August this past season. 2021 Projections: 95/45/108/.249/1 in 584 ABs

30. Aaron Nola – Again, just chucking some starters in here that I wouldn’t draft. I do like Nola, though, in general. Great jazz, food, beads. 2021 Projections: 15-4/2.89/1.02/236 in 201 IP

31. Lucas Giolito – Will happily draft Giolito again in 2022 when his price comes down a little, which of course it will because he’s not a top 20 overall pick as he currently is at NFBC. 2021 Projections: 16-8/3.18/1.03/239 in 190 IP

32. Walker Buehler – Actually, I kinda love Giolito, but am out on him, due to his price, but the price tag currently on Walker Buehler is so beyond goofy. He was drafted as high as 12th overall. He’s not going to throw 160 IP. 2021 Projections: 14-5/3.07/1.00/188 in 158 IP

33. Jack Flaherty – If things play out as I plan on them playing out in my mind’s eye, which I use telepathically to make it happen as it should, I will be drafting Rafael Devers, Eloy or Tim Anderson here after taking Mondesi or Lou Bob the round before. 2021 Projections: 14-7/3.33/1.09/209 in 178 IP

34. Trevor Bauer – Gave you my Trevor Bauer update when he signed with the Dodgers in the top 20 starters for 2021 fantasy baseball. His projections changed the bare minimum as he gets the furthest from the bare minimum contract. 2021 Projections: 15-8/3.47/1.18/247 in 203 IP

35. Matt Olson – …and I will be drafting Albombso here. Okay, I kid. I like Allahson as I pray towards Mattca, but it does indirectly tell you one thing:  Rankings are simply a blueprint (hey, more Jay Z references!). Allow me to get on my soapbox. This is why Fantasy Pros rankings of rankings are so dumb. If I rank Olson the highest of any other ranker and he has the best season of his career and is a top five hitter for fantasy…Well, great. But if Pete Alonso is on the board and I’ve ranked him before Olson, I’m prolly going Alonso in most leagues, so me ranking Olson higher than others is cool, I guess, but if I have other guys ahead of him I’m drafting first, does it matter I have Olson 30 spots before anyone else? Rankings are a guide, ranking them is stupid. 2021 Projections: 88/39/102/.246/1 in 571 ABs

36. DJ LeMahieu – In my top 20 1st basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball, I talk about how it seems highly unlikely I draft LeMahieu, because I have Olson in front of him, but, as just mentioned, I have Albombso before both, so, yeah, LeMahieu seems like a long shot. Which is different than the DJ of Sure Shot. That’s DJ Hurricane. 2021 Projections: 112/20/74/.312/6 in 604 ABs

37. Marcell Ozuna – In my top 20 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball, updated my Marcell Ozuna ranking/projections. Him going to Braves was super simpatico — Supatico? ‘Sup atico? Hmm… — so nothing really changed. 2021 Projections: 94/34/109/.279/3 in 581 ABs

38. Alex Bregman – Mostly being ranked this high due to his huge year that we’re not sure was all his doing, i.e., Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang Scandal. If we were ranking Bregman on his projections alone, he might closer to Nick Castellanos. Cust kayin’. 2021 Projections: 105/29/107/.274/5 in 567 ABs

39. Yordan Alvarez – This feels like free money this late. The utility-only thing is a drawback, but as I said at the top 5 utility hitters for 2021 fantasy baseball he was a top 25 overall guy last year, and there should be no reason why he’s discounted as much as he has been in early drafts. 2021 Projections: 91/42/108/.281 in 583 ABs

40. Kyle Lewis – Methinks I’m going to draft Kyle Lewis in a lot of leagues this year, and metalk like a leprechaun. 2021 Projections: 82/31/94/.251/13 in 567 ABs

41. George Springer – Gave you a George Springer breakdown after his signing in my Nolan Arenado fantasy.  2021 Projections: 92/32/86/.272/5 in 524 ABs

42. Michael Conforto – This is gonna be a tough little sub-tier range of players to draft from that I 100% would draft — a subprime mo’ range? Hmm, prolly best we pretend I never wrote that. *knock on door* Hello? I can’t portmanteau for 30 days? I didn’t know the portmanteau police existed. Guess you could say you’re the policemanteau. Five-teau says freeze! Am I getting fined now? What I mean by struggling to see how I can draft Conforto even if I want to is we’re moving into the area where I take my first starter. 2021 Projections: 83/32/97/.263/7 in 556 ABs

43. Charlie Blackmon – Same as Conforto, but Chazz Noir is going so much later that it actually does seem possible to draft him, just not quite on 43rd Street. That’s poker lingo for the 43rd spot in a draft.  2021 Projections: 104/28/81/.288/6 in 571 ABs

44. Yoan Moncada – You looking at all my fantasy teams this year, “Apparently, you’re fine with drafting eight of nine guys in one lineup.” Yup, now watch the only good White Sox player is Adam Eaton. 2021 Projections: 88/28/96/.241/10 in 564 ABs

45. Max Scherzer – And now we’re drafting starters! As a reasonable person would. Don’t go drafting five starters in the next six picks. Also, I could see Scherzer’s price moving up the deeper we go into preseason when people start adding up that very few starters are throwing more than 150 IP this year. 2021 Projections: 12-6/3.47/1.12/237 in 174 IP

46. Anthony Rendon – If I’m being honest with you, or wit’ y’all if we’re being honest and casual with each other, I just looked at what I projected Rendon for and it feels a bit low. You might be thinking, they’re your projections, homey, just boost the numbers, but I’m going on the assumption an earlier model, Grey 1.0, knew what he was doing. 2021 Projections: 94/26/103/.294/2 in 551 ABs

47. Luis Castillo – We haven’t quite got to the point where I’m drafting starters, and they’re available to draft in most leagues. 2021 Projections: 12-9/3.37/1.15/227 in 186 IP

48. Brandon Woodruff – I’m doing these rankings, as always, in a bubble. Could someone get me out of here? The echoing is driving me crazy. Because I’m in said bubble I don’t know how others are ranking players. My guess is ESPN and Yahoo will be lower on Woodruff than this point, so in your average family and friends leagues, you should be able to draft him here.  2021 Projections: 11-5/3.12/1.01/189 in 154 IP

49. Javier Baez – I looked at his 75-ish ADP and his projections, and I can’t imagine not drafting Baez in at least a handful of leagues. This feels like one of those scenarios where people are going to look back after the 2021 season and be like, “Why did we pay so much attention to that stupid 2020 season and not draft Baez sooner?”  2021 Projections: 86/33/97/.271/12 in 597 ABs

50. Dansby Swanson – Woohoo! Halfway point and only 4500 words in. This might be a 10,000 word post. Yes, I’ve started typing with my nope–Damn, stupid nose making typos. 2021 Projections: 79/25/84/.258/12 in 577 ABs

51. Corey Seager – Good way to see if I’m actually drafting someone is if they’re going much later than their ADP, and right after someone else who is going later. There’s absolutely not a chance I draft Seager this year. It’s impossible. 2021 Projections: 92/24/86/.296/3 in 595 ABs

52. Nick Castellanos – The Greek God of Hard Contact is coming for all your mustachioed mothers, and, when he’s done with them, he’s going to put up numbers you think you’re getting from, say, Anthony Rendon or, okay, this might be a reach, but look at his projections vs. Jose Abreu. Yes, Abreu’s are better, but by that much? 2021 Projections: 89/31/92/.277/3 in 594 ABs

53. Kyle Tucker – Walking around with my giant hedge clippers, I’m trimming them up real cute with this ranking. Sure, Tucker’s great, I guess, I don’t know, but he’s buried in my rankings. I just don’t see the “Tucker will be a top 20 overall pick in 2022 after a fantastic 2021,” like some must be seeing. 2021 Projections: 86/23/83/.248/17 in 541 ABs

54. Randy Arozarena – Here’s my Randy Arozarena fantasy. It was written three months and one kidnapping ago, but I think it still remains true, i.e., I don’t believe MLB is going to discipline him. 2021 Projections: 73/22/78/.286/17 in 517 ABs

55. Whit Merrifield – Just had a funny thought, I’m going to predict the end of Merrifield’s productivity every year, and every year he’s going to be productive, until the end of time. Funny thoughts aren’t always haha funny. 2021 Projections: 102/12/62/.284/22 in 613 ABs

56. Keston Hiura – Just realized what I had here, from Tucker until Hiura, four guys who I am almost entirely unsure about and unlikely to draft. They’re all accidentally in a tier of players exactly where I’ll be drafting my first starter. Accidentally in a Tier is also my favorite Counting Crows song. 2021 Projections: 84/34/103/.241/10 in 581 ABs

57. Hyun-Jin Ryu – For whatever reason, I apparently trust inconceivably productive runs from my starters and not hitters. I’m referring mostly to how I feel about Merrifield vs. Ryu. 2021 Projections: 13-6/2.81/1.06/181 in 184 IP

58. Ketel Marte – I did write a Ketel Marte sleeper, but didn’t publish it, because time ran out, and I really wanted to make sure I posted all my starter sleepers (and still didn’t), but in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2021 fantasy baseball I posted the Marte sleeper. Go there and bask in my love. 2021 Projections: 94/23/81/.301/6 in 588 ABs

59. Starling Marte – This, folx, is a Marte party! 2021 Projections: 85/16/69/.277/24 in 547 ABs

60. Trent Grisham – Can’t believe how high I ranked Grisham, and how I’m nowhere as high as some people are drafting him. The ‘some’ modifier covers me for when ESPN and Yahoo rank him around 175 overall, and I’m like, “Yeah, I guess draft him.” 2021 Projections: 83/22/72/.247/25 in 542 ABs

61. Matt Chapman – I realize I’m the very high man on Chapman, and have forgotten to take two and pass. Here’s my recommendation for him and others who I’ve ranked way higher than their ADP:  Put him in your queue, then draft him a round or two before he’s supposed to go vs. drafting him four-plus rounds early. Look at that, real actionable advice! 2021 Projections: 91/36/93/.239/1 in 574 ABs

62. Blake Snell – Here’s my Blake Snell fantasy from his trade. I wrote it while I tried to watch Schitt’s Creek, and quickly realized no one has ever actually watched it. Someone’s best friend told them they have to watch, then that person did that to someone, and so on. It’s not good, it’s just a very long chainmail-type prank. 2021 Projections: 13-6/3.12/1.18/187 in 153 IP

63. Kenta Maeda – You know what is legitimately funny to me (and possibly only me). I told everyone to draft Maeda last year, then he went and had a great 2020, and now everyone is saying how great Maeda is. Yeah, but here’s the thing:  it’s not great advice if you’re telling people after the fact. 2021 Projections: 12-7/3.41/1.14/178 in 162 IP

64. Lance Lynn – Samesies as Maeda. If you’re trying to break into fantasy ‘perting, here’s a tip:  Tell people who to draft before they’re good, not after. 2021 Projections: 15-8/3.61/1.11/212 in 204 IP

65. Brandon Lowe – Have I factored in how good Lowe’s gonna be this year because he doesn’t have to look at the back of Nate Lowe’s jersey and think, “Man, I suck?” Of course, that’s factored in!  2021 Projections: 77/29/83/.258/6 in 518 ABs

66. Luke Voit – From this point to about Biggio, this is one of the few areas, outside the top five overall, that I feel pretty attuned to the general consensus on these guys. Voit seems like a safe bet for 30+ homers, but last year did seem like an extreme Whoaburger, and maybe he could do that again. That’s the consensus, in my mind, at least. I have not consulted anyone about it. UPDATE: Check top 500 for his updated rank and projections. 2021 Projections: 94/33/104/.268 in 569 ABs

67. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Kinda like the exact opposite of Voit, while I also think I’m on the same page as everyone. Vlad, the Mini Impala, is capable of great things, but are we going to see it in the landmark case of sooner vs. later? 2021 Projections: 86/24/94/.292/3 in 584 ABs

68. Cavan Biggio – 20/20/.240/big upside/maybe some down side. That’s Cavan, and what everyone thinks of him. Again, without actually consulting anyone. 2021 Projections: 93/19/71/.241/19 in 564 ABs

69. Clayton Kershaw – Gonna do some research on this cat and get back to you. First time coming across his name. 2021 Projections: 12-5/2.94/1.02/169 in 159 IP

70. Josh Hader – The only normal part of this offseason was the Brewers deciding to trade Hader, then not trading him. Also, I’m not drafting a closer this early, if you didn’t know, welcome to the site! Google: SAGNOF. 2021 Projections: 3-4/2.54/0.91/129, 36 saves in 76 IP

71. Sonny Gray – Grey multiplied by Gray equals Gris. That’s how the Spanish language evolved. In this Ted Talk I will show–Sorry, what? So, Gray, him not me, is the opposite of Maeda and Lynn (I think; I can’t be sure what others are thinking because I’m not in their mind), that people are still kinda whatever on him, when I see a totally fine number one starter, if you punted starters a little. This is the last call for a number one starter, though. You had two rounds to draft one, from roughly 45th overall to here. 2021 Projections: 13-9/3.71/1.16/192 in 172 IP

72. Eugenio Suarez – Is it me, or did someone go through all my rankings and put guys on the same team together? Hmm, I need an investigative team on this like that talking dog and his pals. 2021 Projections: 83/36/93/.238/4 in 563 ABs

73. Max Muncy – One thing you might notice, because I’m noticing it and I’m the last one to notice anything, I don’t really care about batting average. Not going down that well of rabbits too far because I’ve been there before, and those rabbits are propagating like crazy, but batting average is super fickle. Just thought of something: Why doesn’t someone make non-horny rabbits? 2021 Projections: 88/34/94/.246/3 in 531 ABs

74. Dinelson Lamet – You couldn’t pay me enough money to draft Lamet, so prolly should’ve ranked him way later than this, but as I keep saying, get out of your head by just looking at rankings numbers, and think about the story I’m trying to tell. If I’m saying not to draft someone, don’t draft them. Who cares about the ranking…Continued in the next blurb. 2021 Projections: 6-8/3.88/1.22/149 in 129 IP

75. Max Fried – I’m teaching you how to fish here, not throwing you salmon from the seafood counter while people cheer. If I say don’t draft them. Just don’t draft them. Don’t worry, I don’t take victory laps midseason like, “I told you Lamet was a steal at 75-ish overall.” I know who I like and dislike and own up to it. This isn’t a rankings contest against me and the “pros” at Fantasy Pros. It’s 100% useless to see someone ranked one guy at 68th overall and another guy at 75th overall. It means nothing. Don’t you have categories in your league? How does anyone tell you to draft one guy vs. another without knowing how you’re building your team? You’re trying to get certain goals in certain categories. You’re not trying to draft names. You’re drafting stats. Continued in next blurb. 2021 Projections: 14-7/3.64/1.22/164 in 171 IP

76. Tyler Glasnow – Holy crap this diatribe is going on too long and I need to stop here. 2021 Projections: 10-7/3.92/1.22/164 in 133 IP

77. Aaron Judge – I hear he’s in the best shape of his life, which means he’s only nursing four injuries while doing core exercises on his abdomen. Laughing to myself like a loon, thinking about Aaron Judge getting out of bed in the morning, feeling healthy, and injuring himself on the way to the bathroom. 2021 Projections: 79/29/71/.253/3 in 444 ABs

78. Austin Meadows –  Something tells me Meadows will be worth drafting again in his career, but I’m one-thousand percent waiting to see that season before going near him. 2021 Projections: 71/22/54/.257/10 in 411 ABs

79. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Rank based on projections vs. names, and do the best you can with the projections. Then you can add the name back in afterwards. Take away Lourdes’s name and look at his projections and you’re like, “Looks like a down year for counting stats, but a passable year from Jose Abreu with a few more steals.” Then add Gurriel’s name back in and you’re like, “Okay, there’s some risk because of a lack of track record so will dock him some, but have to trust the projections at least 85% here,” then rank him. Now you draft Lourdes. 2021 Projections: 88/30/101/.276/8 in 579 ABs

80. Marcus Semien – After I posted the top 20 shortstops for 2021 fantasy baseball, Marcus Semien signed with the Jays. I have since updated that shortstop rankings, so go there, and read that. 2021 Projections: 88/26/71/.249/12 in 573 ABs

81. Dylan Moore – Already gave you my Dylan Moore sleeper. It was a bright spot in an otherwise beautiful Grey portrait. 2021 Projections: 85/21/62/.262/17 in 567 ABs

82. Gleyber Torres – Went over in the top 20 shortstops for 2021 fantasy baseball about how I don’t know what to expect from Gleyber, and it’s not accidental that he’s ranked lower than his ADP and in an area where I’m drafting my 2nd starter. 2021 Projections: 83/25/90/.272/5 in 556 ABs

83. Aroldis Chapman – SAGNOF, Part II: The Googling of SAGNOF Continues. 2021 Projections: 4-1/2.66/1.02/102, 36 saves in 58 IP

84. Edwin Diaz – SAGNOF, Part III: Fast & Furiouser Googling. 2021 Projections: 8-4/2.82/1.16/108, 32 saves in 63 IP

85. Zac Gallen – You know what I’ve figured out about “smart” fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term — though, mom never called them smart), they look at the NFBC ADP and think to themselves, “Smart money is drafting two top starters early.” There’s so many problems with this, but the biggest problem with this that jumps out at me is NFBC is super specific type leagues, and the ADP (at least early ADP) is based on leagues with no waivers. Any hoo! I see Gallen going around 30th overall there, but I’d be shocked if he’s not going later in Yahoo or ESPN leagues, similar to Woodruff. UPDATE: Getting a 2nd opinion on his forearm, and I wouldn’t draft him until we hear more. Likely will be out for the year, and removed from the rankings. 2021 Projections: 8-5/3.07/1.14/132 in 118 IP

86. J.T. Realmuto – I just chucked Jerry Tomato in here. Honestly, didn’t really care where I ranked him. If you’re reading this, and think I’d draft Realmuto anywhere, how did you start at this post and not read any of my other 2021 fantasy baseball rankings? Did you just helicopter into this random post from a link somewhere on Reddit or something? 2021 Projections: 87/24/81/.272/8 in 524 ABs

87. Dylan Bundy – See what I said on Carrasco or my top 40 starters for 2021 fantasy baseball, and how I wanted to write a sleeper on Bundy, but he just felt ‘so known.’ 2021 Projections: 13-8/3.43/1.06/187 in 178 IP

88. Zach Plesac – When I say I won’t own a guy who I like it mostly has to do with where a guy will be drafted, and while I have a framed diploma from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston on my wall, and am super smart while not being able to spell genius without autocorrect, I don’t 100% know if a guy will be available. I hope Plesac is available, but there’s a lot of indications that’s a dream wrapped in a desire that won’t happen. 2021 Projections: 10-7/3.42/1.01/152 in 162 IP

89. Jose Berrios – Might be the most realistic number two starter I can draft in this area, which means I could own Berrios on a lot of teams this year. Pain:  Incoming. 2021 Projections: 13-7/3.76/1.19/196 in 191 IP

90. Jesus Luzardo – Reaching a tad on Luzardo because he has that upside that we all want. As the Bible says, “Thou shalt covet thy neighbor’s Jesus.” 2021 Projections: 10-6/3.24/1.21/137 in 135 IP

91. Paul Goldschmidt – Was surprised a bit by how high I ended up ranking Au Shizz in the overall scheme — Au Scheme? If he hits his projections, hard to argue with this ranking. Maybe I need to look at his projections and reevaluate? *crybaby face* But I don’t wanna! 2021 Projections: 91/29/96/.271/2 in 571 ABs

92. Nelson Cruz – When he re-signed, I updated my top 5 utility hitters post. By the way, when a trade or signing happens, I update my blurb on players — for unstints, Franchy Cordero was just updated in the top 80 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball. 2021 Projections: 70/33/89/.273 in 502 ABs

93. Ramon Laureano – Already gave you my Ramon Laureano sleeper. It was written while running so fast its iPhone thought it was driving. 2021 Projections: 83/25/68/.266/13 in 537 ABs

94. Eric Hosmer – Already gave you my Eric Hosmer sleeper. It had a few screws loose, but some many other tight screws it wasn’t hard to pinpoint the loose ones. 2021 Projections: 83/29/94/.283/8 in 591 ABs

95. Franmil Reyes – Guess what? Already gave you my Franmil Reyes sleeper. Can I have twelve picks in, say, the 8th round? 2021 Projections: 84/40/96/.267 in 572 ABs

96. Anthony Rizzo – Yes, I considered an Anthony Rizzo sleeper. There’s just so many players this year being discounted who have a track record saying one thing but they’re not being drafted properly because of that stupid 2020 season. There is a lot of bad drafting happening this year. 2021 Projections: 86/29/89/.267/5 in 541 ABs

97. Mike Moustakas – Moistasskiss is yet another unfairly maligned vet that started from around Au Shizz. If you just found us by googling, “Au Shizz from a Moistasskiss.” Welcome, we won’t judge you! 2021 Projections: 73/32/87/.236/3 in 537 ABs

98. Liam Hendriks –  Could a closer land in a better spot? No. Will I be drafting him? Also no. I’m the No Man, coo-coo-ka-choo. No relation to Shin-Soo. 2021 Projections: 4-2/2.43/1.01/99, 35 saves in 70 IP

99. Anthony Santander – Already gave you my Anthony Santander sleeper. One word here about all these late top 100 sleepers. There’s more this year than previous years. I’m trying something. I gave you some late ones too — hello, Franchy Cordero sleeper — but, with some of these early ones, I’m ranking them more on their projections vs. their possibility. Usually I discount their names more. See what I said for Lourdes Gurriel for more on names vs. projections. 2021 Projections: 82/32/93/.271/2 in 567 ABs

100. Teoscar Hernandez – I saw some people recently talking about Teoscar being better than Conforto and Castellanos, and how Teoscar should be ranked higher. Their stats are nearly identical with Teoscar having a batting average of ~40 less points. Honestly, not sure why Teoscar is better. I mean, he COULD be (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics), but Teoscar is just better? I don’t see it, and this is coming from someone who likes Teoscar. He is being overdrafted from what I’ve seen. 2021 Projections: 78/30/91/.237/7 in 541 ABs

101. Alex Verdugo – I thought I was ranking him high, so I looked at the Player Rater for last year, and he ended the year ranked 103rd overall, and he has upside.  2021 Projections: 103/19/59/.304/7 in 568 ABs

102. Wil Myers – At I said in the top 40 outfielders for 2021 fantasy baseball, I’m not overestimating a 60-game season, Wil Myers was better, and that’s my story and I’m stick–Oh no, don’t tell me I ran out of bananas to feed the monkeys typing this up. Guess we have to end this. 2021 Projections: 72/23/82/.277/6 in 558 ABs

 
    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  1. Jorge Solerzinho says:
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    Lamet or Luzardo for this season?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Jesus

    • NUX says:
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      Maybe at least mention that you know he has them ranked 75 vs 92.

      But I understand why your asking. Bc I’m not touching Lamet at all this year, so my answer is Luzardo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayzeus

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Man! This is so awesome and you still haven’t posted the top500. I’m about to burst like the flavor in a starburst fruit chew!

    a. I’m a proud Canadian! And I had the same sentiment on Schitt’s Creek. Waiting for it to get funny seems less probable than watching paint dry being more enjoyable.

    b. Have a great weekend.

    c. MLB quote of the day for February 12, 2021

    1. Dom DiMaggio, born February 12, 1917

    ‘Dom (DiMaggio) and I played together for 10 years, and he certainly deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.’

    Teammate Johnny Pesky (Ian Browne, 05/08/2009, ‘Dom DiMaggio dies at 92’, Source)

    2. Joe Garagiola, born February 12, 1926

    ‘A man who always had an anecdote on deck, (Joe) Garagiola recognized that baseball is a funny game. Indeed, he used that phrase as the title of the first of three books he authored. A good portion of his humor was self-deprecating. Speaking in Washington, D.C., in 1970, he noted, ‘It’s not a record, but being traded four times when there are only eight teams in the league tells you something. I thought I was modeling uniforms for the National League.'”

    By Marty Noble / MLB.com (03/23/2016, ‘Baseball, broadcasting legend Garagiola dies,’ Source)

    3. Chet Lemon, born February 12, 1955

    ‘(Chet) Lemon remembered his move to the outfield more vividly. ‘In late 1975 when I was with the Sox, I was at third base and a groundball was hit towards the middle. I started running and cut in front of the shortstop and actually wound up around Jorge Orta — at second base,’ he said. ‘The very next day I was on the top step of the dugout, it was early in the day since I’d always be one of the first guys to show up. Chuck Tanner, the Sox manager, came up, put his arm around my shoulder and said — and I can remember this like it was yesterday — ‘Son, I want you to start taking 100 fly balls a day because if you stay an infielder you’re gonna kill somebody.’”

    Mike McClary (SABR Baseball Biography, “Chet Lemon”, Source)

    4. Rudy Regalado, died February 12, 2018

    ‘Rudy Regalado is one of few players—perhaps the only player—to have participated in the College World Series, Caribbean World Series, the Junior World Series, and the Major League World Series. He was successful on the diamond on every level from high school to the major leagues. In his career, he was in the company of some of the greatest players in baseball history. His is a unique story of one man whose dreams came true.’

    Author Steve Johnson in Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians (University of Nebraska Press, 04/01/2014, Page 110)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Yeah, I don’t know, wha’ happened?

      B. You too!

      C. Chet Lemon!

  3. Jorge Swanson says:
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    Great job as usual Grey. I am currently in a 3 day back and forth with myself. Would you trade Soler for Dansby Swanson in a 5×5 dynasty league? This is my team:

    C-
    1B-Pete Alonso
    2B-Ozzie Albies
    3B-Rafael Devers
    SS-Tim Anderson
    OF-Cody Bellinger
    OF-Randy Arozarena
    OF-Kyle Lewis
    OF-Trent Grisham
    Ut-Marcell Ozuna
    Ut-Austin Meadows
    Ut-Jorge Soler

    Bench-Anthony Santander
    Bench-Shohei Ohtani

    SP-Lucas Giolito
    SP-Jesus Luzardo
    SP-Sixto Sanchez
    SP-Noah Syndergaard
    SP-Luis Patiño
    SP-Jameson Taillon

    RP-Aroldis Chapman

    I clearly see you have Swanson ranked higher than Soler by significant margin. But who fits this teams needs better is my real question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tho, you really need another SP than another SS

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          I agree. He said he would do Swanson “and a hitter” for Soler without specifying said hitter. I may ask for Swanson and a pitcher and flip him Santander in the deal also to upgrade said pitcher. He’s pitcher heavy and I’m hitter heavy so it should work theoretically

          • Grey

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            Yup!

  4. speill says:
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    Good morning Grey. Your opinion please. I know your not big on Bregman so this might look like a good deal. My Bregman and Merrifield for his JRam. Also what’s your feeling on an even swap Bregman for Mondesi. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Mondesi I’d take too

  5. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS 3 OF Daily moves

    Roster construction question. What are your thoughts/experience on drafting more than one player from the same team such as Lou Bob/ Abreu, Eloy/T. Anderson, Bichette/Lourdes, or even bringing in a third such as Bogaerts/Devers/Verdugo?

    22 roster spots and without starts or innings limits I usually roster 10 bats, 9 SP, 3 RP so only 1 bench bat.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have no problem with it, plenty of counting stats to go around

  6. Stream Weaver says:
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    What’s up Grey. I took the covid season off but I’m back. You remember me. We both attended the MJB concert in the desert a couple years ago. The Fantasy Springs. Anyways I’m doing a 10 team NL Auction this year, my first auction draft. Can you offer me some advice on how to strategize for this? Maybe point me in the direction of a past article. Anything will help, thanks.

    • I won’t go through the long tedious process i use, i’ll attempt to point out the basics and then Grey can fine tune it or correct me. First thing you need is $ values. Click Rankings and look for NL leagues etc. If you cannot get exact settings there is a free auction calculator on Fangraphs. Make a spending plan. 33 28 23 21 18 16 13 7 5 2 2 2 1 and 27 19 (CL) 15 7 4 3 2 2 1 for example. Then simply try to buy players for less than their value with the exception that you might have to spend an extra dollar for a couple of top hitters to avoid having too much money left for too little talent.

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        Thanks for the info and it’s great to be back. I feel like a new born baby

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  7. LaRockakis says:
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    Skipping the opening paragraph is for noobs. I just skipped the whole thing straight to the comment section. Can you give me a list of your top 100 players for 2021 based on a 162 game season and no DH in the NL, Grey? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Now we’re talkakis’ing!

  8. Rocky61 says:
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    Really love your stuff!

    Standard 5×5 ROTO 10 team mixed league but OBP replacing AVG

    which hitters get the biggest boosts in your rankings and who would take the biggest plunges?

  9. Rocky61 says:
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    Really love your stuff!

    Standard 5×5 ROTO 10 team mixed league but OBP replacing AVG

    which hitters get the biggest boosts in your rankings and who would take the biggest plunges?

    • NUX says:
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      You should use the Player Rater for this. Rudy has OBP values there. What I did just recently for my league (see comment below) was to pull a sheet of his OBP ranks I just mentioned. Then pull Rudy’s regular 5×5 ranks for Bats. And add a DIFFERENCE column, where you subtract the 5×5 value$from the OBP value$

      Or, bc im such a nice guy. I can send you that sheet if you want, DM me on the Tweeter @NUX_34

      Off top of my head: Nimmo, Carlos Santana, Bruce Hyper, Hoskins, Juan Soto, Schwarber, Grandal, Sano, Aaron Hicks, Joey Gallo, Max Muncy, Conforto, Matt Olson…. these guys all gain value

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        Hicks! ZZZ

  10. LaRockakis says:
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    No Mancini in the top 100? (spit take)

    I just got off the phone with him, and he promised to make you rue the day you besmirched him (speaking of fun words – rue and besmirched), as he shook his fists in the air. He told me he did that since we were on the phone.

    I know, I know. You don’t HATE Mancini. And you drafted him in 2018, but I told you he’d hit .290/35 all of 2019 while you scoffed and drank your boba. Here we are again. Since MLB has announced they are “deadening” the balls, I’m giving my boi projections of .288/30/88. In lieu of an apology because you were so wrong come October, I would ask that you write more of your e-book.

    • LaRockakis says:
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      Deadening the balls sounds like a term for a vasectomy. Heyo!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will begin the writing process now!

  11. NUX says:
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    Grey! Plz judge the squad: 15 Team 5×5 Roto (OBP instead of AVG)

    C- CVazquez
    1B- Olson
    2B- Solak
    3B- Chapman
    SS- Mondessi
    CI- ARiley
    MI- Cesar Hernandez
    OF- Bellinger
    OF- Conforto
    OF- KLewis
    OF- Tapia
    OF- Empty
    UT- Empty

    SP- Snell, Berrios, Bassitt, Stroman, Yarbro, Keuchel, Alzolay

    RP- NAnderson, Amir Garrett, Diekman, Bard, Clase, Freddy Peralta

    I used a combination of Rudy’s OBP Ranks and your Top 500. We have 9 pitching slots. Weekly lineups/$1000 FAAB. Outside of Razzslam, I have very little FAAB experience, so that part will be fun. I know you hate Keuchel pick (so do I!) but I took a comment you made about drafting boring pitching this year to heart. Doesn’t get more boring then him. Hopefully can stream in and fall into some more upside arms off the wire at some point.

    Any glaring weaknesses you see atm, other than needing another OF or two? We’ve got 6 more rounds left. Though I have more pitching than I prob need, I think I need more K/9 guys at some point… and streaming that in like I normally do will be tough, bc of the weekly lineups. I don’t usually play in those. But that would explain the Freddy Peralta grab last round.

    Also, hello leaguemates!! Please drop by and say hi! I know I have a stalker or three in this league. So we can speak in code if needed, Grey. Or
    I can start another $10 Bestball and we can talk there *insert smily face with cowboy hat emoji*

    • NUX says:
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      One more point. I was using Rudy’s War Room. And when I switched over the league size I saw that in a 15 team league I should shoot for $30 / $17 dollar value splits between bat / arm cats.

      Here’s where I’m at right now, which will kinda answer the question I’m asking for you in my first comment, but I left it out on purpose initially. I feel like I might as well include it, bc it’s a killer tool and we should talk about that more.

      R / HR / RBI / SB / OBP
      $20 / 25 / 26 / 42 / 17

      W / SV / ERA / WHIP / K
      $20 / 15 / 19 / 11 / 15

      The Cesar for MI slot decision was based solely off of needing OBP and an MI guy. FWIW, Roster resource has him up at the top of the lineup again for now. I might grab Amed shortly and back him up in that way. But I don’t need the speed at all.

      Also, It’s funny that I took Keuchel when he slid a little bit, bc I wanted some safer arms… and then he’s actually a big part of why my WHIP $ is lower (-$2.1), even though I also grabbed Yarbro, Bassit. I already Can’t wait to find a trade partner for that schmuck, or just dump his azz. Keuchel is my only regret of the draft so far. Though Stroman got that high WHIP number as well. I hope he does throw 150+ Innings. Someone needs to earn those LGM wins. And we know it won’t be deGrom!

      • Jolt In Flow says:
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        Nux, just of interest to me, who were your first 3 picks in the draft?

        Jolt
        PS. If you need an extra manager for a $10 league, I can fill in.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, just seeing this 2nd comment now…Yes, low on OBP, I agree with Rudy’s values — also, yes, start another $10 league, why not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team — don’t like Keuchel, Cesar’s kinda whatever, but those are small issues — I think it’s competitive, kinda love that bullpen — my biggest problem, you look low on OBP

  12. Cliff says:
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    Don’t appreciate the Schitt’s Creek and Mandalorian slander but alas, tastes are different.

    ESPN just opened up their mock drafts and based on their ranks, it’s not outrageous to say you can get 8 of your top 40 players. Gotta love exploiting ESPN

    I have a draft coming up soon- if I’m taking Lindor in the 1st, would you prefer pairing him with Bichette or a corner/OF bat like Freeman, Harper, Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry!

      I looked at ESPN’s rankings for the 1st time yesterday — wow, what a mess — Trevor Bauer’s 12th overall! Hahahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and pair with a Corner/OF

  13. Sherf says:
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    Grey and other

    Keeper question: 12 team, 5×5 roto. Keep 4 unlimited years.

    Keeping: Tatis, Jo Ram and Harper

    For fourth keep: Wander Franco or Ozuna ???

    Thanks for awesome site and rankings !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      Thanks!

  14. omar says:
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    So, in a league that uses standard hitting cats +OPS, I’m guessing based on your rankings I’d be better keeping Olson over Vlad for 2021, right? Can’t imagine Vlad projects to have a higher OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I think in a keeper you keep Vlad, they’re close enough and his upside is too good

  15. Tom says:
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    Grey, solid point about the early ADP’s being driven by the early NFBC draft and hold leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  16. NerfDarts says:
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    Can keep Tucker or Biggio as my 15th round pick. Who you keeping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  17. Jolt In Flow says:
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    Grey, similar to what I mentioned to Itch on his last post, it’s stuff like the following that will start taking me from an inexperienced fantasy owner to a stronger one:

    ‘I realize I’m the very high man on Chapman, and have forgotten to take two and pass. Here’s my recommendation for him and others who I’ve ranked way higher than their ADP: Put him in your queue, then draft him a round or two before he’s supposed to go vs. drafting him four-plus rounds early. Look at that, real actionable advice!’

    That, plus other similar general tidbits littered throughout the article, that are extremely helpful. It’s like a Christmas present in a Feb article. Bookmarking this page.

    Thanks for adding general drafting tips throughout.

    Jolt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Thanks!

  18. Jr says:
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    I know you wouldn’t draft Lamet, but I went out and traded for him last year in a dynasty (Mancini for him straight up, felt bad when the Mancini news broke). Would you hold him in a dynasty league with the upside he has? Or would you be shipping him off your team as fast as you could?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what I could get, I think you might not have a SP for 18 months if he needs surgery

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks for the input! Wouldn’t have him without your urging last year. What range would you be looking for in your top 100? Same range as him? Or little higher because of the age and upside?

        • Grey

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          I’d try to get a player of equal range as to where he’s ranked, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, joining

      • Jolt In Flow says:
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        In.

        Jolt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Jolt In Flow says:
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            Here’s your chance to put your money where your mouth is and face off against Grey and regular commentor Nux. All for the price of a Big Mac meal.

            5 spots left.

            Jolt

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice!

            • NUX says:
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              Lol love this comment. I came in here to make a very similar one, but now I don’t have to! Hopefully we can get 5 more in a few hours and get this thing rolling at some point tonight

              Also, I just saw your question about the team I posted earlier. My first 3 pecks were Bellinger, Mondessi, Snell

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wow, not bad — I can fill it with Razzball writers prolly if you want me to

                • Coolwhip says:
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                  In it again. wew.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nice!

    • Earl says:
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      Just joined and looking forward to trying to keep up with the masters!

  19. FrankGrimes says:
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    I watched Schitt’s Creek it’s no King of Queens lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, snap

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Get me in the Slam this year.
        I was too late last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you gotta get in, bro

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Nice.
            The Razz DC early next month?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think I’m announcing the Razz DC late next week

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Ok cool.
                Gimme a heads up if you’re not too busy haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, always!

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    You rock!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Indeed!

  20. Danny says:
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    Grey my keeper team is not ready to compete this season and Trout needs to go into the draft after this year. Assuming the guy get back has a 3-4 year contract how low in the rankings would you say is a fair 1:1 return? #50ish?

    • Grey

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      Sounds fair

  21. Smitty says:
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    No HR Derby for Albombso! Let Judge, Seager, Teoscar do it. Like the discounts in ’21 on Sherz, Blackmon, and Carrasco, More discounts to come for sure.
    Shifting gears, now that it’s been decided (I guess) that there will be no Universal DH in ’21, I took a peek at schedules for dudes like Nelson and Yordan (took N. Cruz myself). They’re losing at least 10 games of production (in a weekly format) due to interleague play. Collaterally, if your guy has let’s say 3 interleague games scheduled for an upcoming week you possibly lose an additional 3-4 games if you sit him for the week. That’s usually the week he goes off – right?
    The NFBC D&H allows Friday adjustments that could salvage some, but at least 10 games are gone! That is unless these guys put on a glove!
    Friday is def better because of you, thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! True on interleague, ten games here and there in most leagues is fine, you can replace that pretty easily with guys off waivers…Also, you’re assuming Judge will be healthy by the All-Star Break

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        HAHA

  22. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Top 100 day is like Christmas morning!

    Yordan is OF eligible in Yahoo. He’s currently ranked in the 70’s there which is crazy. Where would you rank him in your top 100 if he has OF Eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I wouldn’t change his ranking, he’s already pretty aggressively ranked by me

  23. MB says:
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    I’m in a keep-five dynasty league at work. Have Acuna and Soto, plus snagged Bellinger from my boss in his desperation to make the playoffs. I’m also carrying Bichette, Luis Robert, and Vlad. Which two of those three would you keep for the long haul?

    • Grey

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      Cody, Bichette, Lou Bob

  24. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey
    12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10).
    So far I am keeping
    ACUNA, SOTO, TROUT, ALBIES, ARENADO, BREGMAN, BIEBER , CASTILLO, TUCKER
    As of now I would probably take B.SNELL with my 10th keeper. I also have T.GRISHAM and C.BIGGIO who I think are definitely worth keeping in a 12 team keeper league. So trying to leverage them into upgrading.
    I mentioned the other day that I was trying to land Vlad in a trade. That failed. But the Alonso owner is listening. Would you do Snell and Biggio/Grisham for Alonso? Id love to get a stud 1B but would be pretty happy heading into the season with 3 top SPs as well. Most rankings out there seem to have Alonso and Snell pretty even. So I think that the deal is more than fair. Do you like this deal for me? Olson is the only other 1B I would consider trying to land but think that Snell might have more value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s more than fair for both parties

  25. Denver90 says:
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    Grey,
    Got an offer to get olsen (16th rd) and his 28th for KeBryan (24th thru 2023) and my 22nd.
    I have Abreu and JoRam so an upgrade at CI. I have an extra 19th this year too so giving up 22nd doesn’t seem bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Olson

  26. Primetime says:
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    Grey.,

    5×5 obp keeper league

    Story/ biggio for Bichette/dj lemiehu

    What side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  27. Nathan Ducharme says:
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    Randy Aroz… Is just a Aquino imposter… both look at each other Spider-Man doppelgängers…. Let this be where I told you so. Randy is a bum… He can’t hit a breaking ball or off speed. And he doesn’t even believe in Jobu… we all know how that goes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think I’m owning him this year either, so I hope you’re right

    • Smitty says:
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      A bum? This kid has some of the quickest hands around and his bat speed is off the charts. He uses the whole ballpark well, with electric power to all fields. Can’t hit breaking balls or off speed? That’s not what I saw. Regression? Sure, somewhat. But I’ll take a chance on Randy in ’21, who will get you 20 bags as well

  28. Navid Diven says:
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    “Me thinks I’m gonna draft him this year, and me talks like an leprechaun.” You’re a genius.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  29. primetime says:
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    Grey, 5×5 obp

    Eloy for Aaron Nola?

    What side?
    not sure i wanna trade Nola (keeper league) we have to keep 3 pitchers next year 2022.

    I do own

    Bieber
    Glasnow
    Maeda
    Urias

    Gore
    Civale
    Tailon
    Skubul

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Eloy

      • Primetime says:
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        My offense is stacked I think lol.

        C smith
        1b Freeman
        2b biggio
        3b arenado
        Ss story
        Of bellinger
        Of Lewis k
        Of Rosario e (could be eloy)
        U modensi

        My bench is good as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that is pretty stacked!

  30. Harley Earl says:
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    It’s interesting you have Trout ahead of Story and you acknowledge you almost ranked Story ahead of Trout. What I find more interesting is the projections you have for both of them. If those lines were to stick, with more runs (2) and a better batting averge (by 4 points), Story would still be about even with Trout. But if he has 19 steals to Trout’s 7, then that more than makes up for the HR and RBI difference.

    Statistically, you actually project Story for a better year than Trout as far as fantasy is concerned. Maybe you should re-rank them 5A and 5B! Haha!

    Honestly it’s amazing to even think Trout and Story are similar players at this point. Says a lot about Story when Trout is still hammering away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but Trout is safer — in no danger of being traded randomly midseason, and has as long a track as anyone ever of being good

      • Harley Earl says:
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        You’re right. He’s definitely the safer pick. But wouldn’t you think Story gets traded to a contender? I mean, whose going to take on Trevor Story that’s not in contention or doing a rebuild? Seems pointless.

        Still, I know what you’re saying. Trout is the safer bet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but same tier, if you want Story, go for it

          • Coolwhip says:
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            I have like a 6th sense for your Trout slander. HAHAHA

            as I said before, I think the projections are a bit light on Trout. but I get your reasons on rankings. If Trout is on the board and I have pick 5+ I’m going to laugh all the way to the bank.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wasn’t slandering, I was sticking up for him!

  31. DanJNZ says:
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    The ranking seems fair enough for Tucker but those projections don’t add up. 5% chance, barring injury, he goes under 25 bombs AND under 20 bags. Maybe one, but highly unlikely for both. 13 for his last 14 in SB means he gets the green light more and SLG consistently > 500 should translate to plenty of power in that ballpark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see how he’s ever stealing more than 20 bags, that feels like a 90% percentile chance of not happening…Maybe he hits a few more homers than 25, that’s prolly his floor

      • DanJNZ says:
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        20+ bags in AAA x2, which doesnt mean a whole lot. Except he’s backed up in the bigs. If Brantley could pull off a few 20/20 seasons in his prime, Tucker can. He’s more athletic than Brantley ever was.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker has very middling speed — Joc Pederson went 30/30 in the minors one year too, I’m not convinced the speed is there for Tucker at a level fo 20 steals

          • DanJNZ says:
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            Joc was caught far more often and never showed he could do it in the bigs. Just curious why K Lewis gets the benefit of the doubt in the SB department? Their sprint speed is identical, Lewis has shown minimal desire to swipe bags until Seattle went steal crazy last year. Love Lewis, don’t get me wrong but I don’t get this bleak outlook for Tuckers speed, he’s even got younger legs than Lewis.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Lewis for 13 vs. 17 bags for Tucker, and I think their speed is nearly identical, but I’m giving Tucker benefit of doubt that he wants more bags, which I don’t even know if it’s true — Desire is hard to gauge — and I don’t remember exactly but I believe Brantley had more speed when younger, was at least effective — Tucker’s sprint speed is pretty whatever

  32. LenFuego says:
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    So I was slowly scrolling down, happily reading along, and eagerly anticipating where you would put my bae, Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. … and when I got to Brandon Lowe at 66 and looked at the projections, I thought “geez, barring injury Lourdes is going to exceed every single one of those numbers”. Sure enough, when I finally reached Lourdes at 80 (random aside: he *is* my bae, so we are very much on a first name basis), I saw you agreed because you projected Lourdes higher on every single statistic (several of them pretty significantly), and it really made me scratch my head at their rankings:

    Lowe 77 / 29 / 83 / .258 / 6 in 518 ABs
    Lourdes 88 / 30 / 101 / .276 / 8 in 579 ABs

    So then I read the Lourdes blurb, and thought “oh, so maybe he has my bae lower because of lack of track record compared to Lowe.” But then I realized Lourdes has 830 career PAs (.287/42/10 in 830), while Lowe has only 699 (.262/37/10), and I got all confused again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes might be squeezed a bit for PT but they’re super close

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, my computer froze when answering…Yeah, they’re close and Lowe is doing it in less at-bats, so he has better rates, but if you went Lourdes before Lowe, I wouldn’t fight it, I like both

    • joeurso1 says:
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      Maybe 2b eligibility helps the ranking. Maybe the amount of signings the Blue Jays made makes Lou Gu Ju a little more risky? Could be a combo of both.

  33. Ryan says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks so much for all of your rankings, I look forward to seeing them each and every year.

    Quick question concrening my minor league keepers (all still eligible in our league).

    Here are the 15 I plan to keep:

    Sean Murphy
    Andrew Vaughn
    Dylan Moore
    Alec Bohm
    Nolan Jones
    Jake Cronenworth
    Corbin Carroll
    Trevor Larnach
    Zac Veen
    Zac Gallen
    Tony Gonsolin
    Cristian Javier
    Tarik Skubal
    Jose Urquidy
    Devin Williams

    any of the following worth keeping over any of the above mentioned?

    Jose Garcia
    Robert Puason
    Brendan McKay
    Tejay Antone

    Thanks again!

  34. 183414 says:
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    Bauer will get you serious k’s and is on the best team in baseball so wins should flow. He’s in a much better situation than Cole, and 2 out of his last 3 years were elite.
    I tried the wait on s.p.’s strategy in my Draft Champions league , and like my staff, but feel well short on wins and k’s.
    Ryu
    Berrios
    McCullers
    Mahle
    Bassitt
    Eliezer
    Walker
    Houck
    Richards
    Patino
    Shoemaker
    Luis Garcia
    Bryce Wilson
    Fiers
    Detmers

    Rosenthal
    Hicks
    Rainey
    Hernandez
    Soto
    Scott
    Valdez
    McGee

    W/out being able to add to my roster, and with truly no elite s.p., I was forced to draft more s.p.’s and r.p.’s, than I ever had to before.
    Even in the 12 team drafts where you can pick up f.a.’s and streamers, I think I’d feel underarmed w/out at least 1 elite arm.

    Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer had 2018 and two months in 2020 — I like Bauer as I drafted him last year, but he’s going way too high this year — I like that pitching staff, have no real problem with it — maybe a little risky after Eliezer vs. being a little safer — like JA Happ types vs. Shoemaker who can’t stay on the field

      • 183414 says:
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        I wanted Happ. This league gobbled up pitchers like I’ve never seen before.
        I do like Darvish more than Bauer, but both should pick up plenty of wins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, yeah, someone like Happ would’ve been nice, just to rely on some IP

  35. Crazy J says:
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    *chef’s kiss*

    Xander looks like 20/10 to me, and Bundy looks like a 4.0 1.3 historically, why the faith? I want to believe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assume last year was a throwaway on Xander, and he’s 2019 again, at 30+

      Bundy is a 9+ K/9 guy, and has found 2.5 BB/9 control, so he’s a solid bet for a good EAR if neutral luck

      • Crazy J says:
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        I was looking up Chris Sale’s page and they Grey blurb at the bottom was not for Sale, just FYI.

        Thank you for the response… I need to double check if EAR is one of our catagories!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, looking into it, thanks!

    • Coolwhip says:
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      The entire Red Sox team mailed it in last year, i’d throw out the offense numbers on nearly all of them and give like 80% consideration to their 2019.

      Bundy changed his pitch mix: threw his slider more, 4seamer less, etc. and dialed in his control a bit more. that’s why there’s reason to believe he is a sub-4 ERA pitcher, plus he’s in a pitcher’s park vs Camden ALEast Launchpad.

  36. 183414 says:
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    Padres got cheap and signed Melancon. They’ll regret not signing Rosenthal. Penny wise and pound foolish !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m still not sure who their closer is

      • 183414 says:
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        Neither are they.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure

    • Smitty says:
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      Haven’t been impressed with Melancon for awhile. His days of being a dominant closer are most likely behind him. Bad sign.

    • Coolwhip says:
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      Gross. Why do they hate Pom so much? he’s the new Wade Davis of bullpens, really really solid. smh.

  37. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    Meyers at #104!!!! Wow, that’s a high ranking! I’m impressed. Looks like you’ve decided Mr. Myers is for real. Glad to see you join the parade!!!

    • Coolwhip says:
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      Your welcome.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        CW! You talked Grey into this ranking? I’m doubly impressed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Man, I’m so overjoyed about this new-found love for my Boy Wil, I’m actually blushing!!!

        Can I ask … wait, should I ask … Oh, what the Hell. Group Hug!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  38. El Cha says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12 team H2H keeper league. What 10 are you keeping from this roster :

    Keepers

    Goldy
    Brandon Lowe
    Torres
    Ramirez
    Kyle Lewis
    Aaron Nola
    Dylan Carlson
    Alex Kirriloff
    Pleasac
    Michael Brantley
    Mize
    Adell
    Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Mize, Adell and Brantley

  39. Mr Baseball says:
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    DYNASTY KEEPER LEAGUE – TRADE OFFER – grey would you take both of these trade offers here
    thank you man your the best

    I did not get the Randy Arozaena offer here but I might be interested if I can get it done

     Dylan Moore  for Eugenio Suarez – this is the trade offer at moment
    Randy Arozarena  for Eugenio Suarez 

    Runs (R), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re fair, I’d send Moore for Eugenio and take Randy for Eugenio

  40. Mr Baseball says:
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    D. Moore Sea – 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF – Moore plays more positions at yahoo if that makes a difference

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not to me, does it help your team?

  41. Mr Baseball says:
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    We will be sharing a bunch of Yoo Hoo this morning – thank you

    Damm got another trade offer for Suarez

    Trent Grisham SD – LF,CF,RF

    im needy this morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trent, it’s fair

      • Mr Baseball says:
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        Eugenio so I can only get one player for him – which one please – I know you like all the deals

        MOOORE – TRENT OR Randy

        I slow today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Randy

  42. Hepcats13 says:
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    GREY!

    I have been devouring the podcasts this week and might loose my job as a result hah
    Just wanted to share a first round pick Yahoo mock draft result H2H, 12 team. Penny for your thoughts? MAN, SP went fast!!

    1. Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atl – OF)
    2. Cody Bellinger (LAD – 1B,OF)
    3. Bo Bichette (Tor – SS)
    4. Ozzie Albies (Atl – 2B)
    5. Pete Alonso (NYM – 1B)
    6. Hyun Jin Ryu (Tor – SP)
    7. Yoán Moncada (CWS – 3B)
    8. Charlie Blackmon (Col – OF)
    9. Carlos Carrasco (NYM – SP,RP)
    10. Kyle Lewis (Sea – OF)
    11. Dylan Bundy (LAA – SP)
    12. Dansby Swanson (Atl – SS)
    13. Dylan Moore (Sea – 2B,3B,SS,OF)
    14. Ramón Laureano (Oak – OF)
    15. Franmil Reyes (Cle – OF)
    16. Jake Diekman (Oak – RP)
    17. Christian Vázquez (Bos – C,1B)
    18. John Means (Bal – SP)
    19. Tyler Mahle (Cin – SP)
    20. Zach Eflin (Phi – SP)
    21. Nathan Eovaldi (Bos – SP,RP)
    22. Héctor Neris (Phi – RP)
    23. Jordan Montgomery (NYY – SP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Team looks great, insane value on Lewis, Carrasco, Dansby, Moore…Laureano! I love this team!

    • pinkman says:
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      If this team doesnt win it all, I dont know what it would take

  43. Earl says:
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    I am trying to understand why a player like Dylan Moore would be ranked ahead of Franmil Reyes when Franmil is ahead of Moore in like 4 out of 5 categories with the exception being stolen bases. Guess if one has already got power covered and needs speed then that would make some sense but other than that, I do not see how it would make sense to take Moore ahead of Reyes?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil is UTIL-only, and has no speed

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      it’s since steals are hard to find. however, the big time HR guys might come back up in value if that supposed ball deadening ends up being real. stanton moves on up too if that. judge etc.

  44. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy Valentines Day Grey!

    -Poop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, thanks Poop! Back at cha!

  45. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Happy Valentine’s Day Grey!!!!

    Just got a trade offer and wanted your take.

    I give up:
    Javier Baez ($21)
    Michael Conforto ($19)
    Deivi Garcia (7) or Emilio Pagan ($6)

    I get Mookie Betts ($47)

    Would you make that deal? If so, which pitcher would you give up? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too!

      I’d want Betts, I’d give up Pagan

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        he wants garcia in the deal. Would you trade Conforto or Franmil Reyes in the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            sorry nope to what?

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              here is my team. What offer can i make for Betts $47:

              C/1B Austin Nola (SD) $6.00
              C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $22.00
              1B/OF Cody Bellinger (LAD) $30.00
              1B/3B Alec Bohm (PHI) $6.00
              1B/2B/SS Jake Cronenworth (SD) $7.00
              1B Freddie Freeman (ATL) $31.00
              1B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) $7.00
              1B Luke Voit (NYY) $18.00
              2B Jose Altuve (HOU) $17.00
              2B Nick Madrigal (CWS) IL $7.00
              3B Alex Bregman (HOU) $21.00
              3B Jose Ramirez (CLE) $34.00
              SS Javier Baez (CHC) $21.00
              SS Bo Bichette (TOR) $8.00
              OF Michael Brantley (HOU) $16.00
              OF Michael Conforto (NYM) $19.00
              OF Adam Eaton (CWS) $7.00
              OF Luis Robert (CWS) $14.00
              OF Kyle Tucker (HOU) $9.00
              UT Yordan Alvarez (HOU) $7.00
              UT/SP Shohei Ohtani (LAA) $12.00
              UT Franmil Reyes (CLE) $14.00
              SP Trevor Bauer (LAD) $28.00
              SP Yu Darvish (SD) $25.00
              SP Deivi Garcia (NYY) $7.00
              SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) $20.00
              SP Lance McCullers, Jr. (HOU) $11.00
              SP/RP Tristan McKenzie (CLE) $6.00
              SP Chris Paddack (SD) $6.00
              SP Chris Sale (BOS) IL $17.00
              SP Max Scherzer (WAS) $29.00
              SP Luis Severino (NYY) IL $9.00
              SP Julio Urias (LAD) $11.00
              SP Brandon Woodruff (MIL) $16.00
              RP Nick Anderson (TB) $7.00
              RP Alex Colome (MIN) $11.00
              RP Giovanny Gallegos (STL) $6.00
              RP Brad Hand (WAS) $9.00
              RP Raisel Iglesias (LAA) $10.00
              RP Emilio Pagan (SD) $6.00
              RP Tanner Rainey (WAS) $6.00
              RP Will Smith (ATL) $7.00

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d start by asking the other team what they want

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope to that trade

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so what would I have to give up to get betts?

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  deivi Garcia and Baez at least

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    And Brantley?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      so baez, Brantley and Garcia for Betts and cash?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That works for me

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    there area few more deals coming ddown the pike so be ready. LOL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      he is looking it over. i think i have a eal

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cool

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      got another offer.

                      I give up Luke Voit ($18) and Adam Eaton ($7)
                      I get DJ Lemaheiu ($26) and minor league Prospect JJ Bleday. Would you make that deal?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      he is sending me a list of prospects to choose from. I can forget about Bleday

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      The list of prospects

                      SS Pedro Martinez (TB)
                      SS Kyren Paris (LAA)
                      SS Elijah Tatis (CWS)
                      SS Freddy Zamora (MIL)
                      OF Ismael Mena (CHC)
                      OF Maisel Urbina (MIN)
                      SP/RHP Hans Crouse (TEX)
                      SP/LHP Helcris Olivarez (COL)
                      SP/RHP Tahnaj Thomas (PIT)
                      RP/RHP Luis Garcia (HOU)

  46. jonwaldron2021 says:
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    ROTO OBP Keeper league with values raising each year:
    Trout, Acuna, Grisham
    or
    Acuna, Story, Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Acuna, Grisham

  47. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    my only shallow 12 h2h teamer with keepers (do money leagues shallower but those are redrafts). we have to keep 28 to active and 0-7 to NA list (prospects elig only, 130/50).
    scoring: 5×5 stuff and these added: slugging, OPS, BB’s, K’s (against for hitters), fielding % for hitters, for pitchers: 5×5 stuff with these added: losses, HR’s against, holds, OBP against.

    for sure kept:
    C: kraken
    1B: h.dozier (3B/RF)
    2B: muncy (1B/3B)
    SS: mondesi
    3B: urshela (3B has been my weakness here for years, but it’s shallow league, so guys get dropped, i had jd davis most of last year, along with dozier)
    LF: alvarez (whew, at least he didn’t lose LF, yet)
    CF: acuna (all OF)
    RF: 54 dollar steak
    util (1):
    BN: brujan (if not up can go into one of the NA slots, but not yet)
    SP: darvish, ryu, hendricks, paddack, carrasco, kluber, javier, s.howard
    RP (max 5 unless somebody has SP too): hand, raise the church, duffey, t.rogers (MIN)
    prospects list: (only guys with NA right now can go on this): r.lewis, k.robinson, b.davis, groshans (so i’ll draft the earliest 3 rounds with this)

    so i need 7 more out of this group: hampson, d.castillo, ed cab (MIA), d.jeffreries, carmart, a.reyes, z.davies, yarbrough, r.osuna (5 DL’s), puig, cactus jesus, la STELLA, a-dick, antana (so 7 cuts from that list). obv being a 12 teamer (and obv in general) BN bats i don’t want many of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      hampson, ed cab (MIA), d.jeffreries, carmart, a.reyes, yarbrough, and prolly Osuna or Puig for a the flyer, La Stella is safest but that’s a shallow league for La Stella

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