We are so close to the top 20 starters you can almost taste it, and it tastes like limoncello.  I wonder why that is.  From the top 20 outfielders through to this top 100 outfielders for 2016 fantasy baseball has been like the greatest mini-series ever.  Sorta like what I hope the O.J. Simpson show is.  By the way, don’t Google O.J. Simpson, major spoilers!  In most fantasy leagues, you won’t need to draft guys from this top 100 outfielders, and they’ll be waiver wire pickups.  A few of these guys will be drafted by people saying things like, “I’m really loving (fill-in name from this post) as a late sleeper,” then those same people will get to the middle of April and be saying things like, “I can drop (fill-in player’s name), right?”  As with other rankings posts, I go over where tiers start and stop and my projections.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 outfielders for 2016 fantasy baseball:

81. Keon Broxton -This tier started in the top 80 outfielders for 2016 fantasy baseball.  This tier ends at here.  I called this tier, “There’s a modicum of upside here.  Modicum doesn’t mean big, in case you didn’t know.” As for Keon, last year in the minors he hit 10 homers and stole 40 bases.  Dot dot dot.  CAN I HAVE HIS CHILDREN?!  CAN I AT LEAST WATCH HIM MAKE CHILDREN?!  CAN I ASSIST WITH HIS BABYMAKING?!  What’s that?  He could also hit .190?  Damn, Keon, not only do you sound like the black friend who shuts down any talk of me hooking up with your sister, but you also straight poop on my upside party.  Considering how late he’ll be drafted, Broxton is solid flyer.  Definitely worth a flyer in deep leagues, but don’t expect too much.  2016 Projections:  52/7/58/.209/18

82. Ben Paulsen – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Garcia.  I call this tier, “They have extra eligibility.  Um, yay?”  As for Paulsen, went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

83. Brandon Moss – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

84. Chris Colabello – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

85. Danny Valencia – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

86. Yasmany Tomas –  As for Yasmany, went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

87. Lonnie Chisenhall – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

88. Joey Gallo – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

89. Hector Olivera – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

90. Adonis Garcia – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

91. Odubel Herrera – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Dietrich.  I call this tier, “DLF is gonna rock ya.”  The tier name refers to Deep League Flyers.  An acrostic for this tier would spell out “Asche Pompey in Orlando.”  Or I might be confusing acrostic with “imaginary business trip I’m taking in my mind when I meet an ashy stripper named Pompey.”  As for Odubel, he wasn’t only lucky to have a .387 BABIP, but also to play on the Phils, otherwise he’d be a 4th outfielder on another team.  He was caught 8 times in 24 steal attempts, which, like Altherr beforr him, isn’t as bad as it could be because the Phils have no reason to put the brakes on anyone.  They have to play like John Candy in that runaway car in Who’s Harry Crumb?  2016 Projections:  58/6/51/.257/15

92. Dalton Pompey – Fun fact!  ‘The roof is on fire!  We don’t need no water let the mamma mia burn!  Burn, mamma mia, burn!’  was first heard in Pompeii, Italy in 79 AD and then again outside of a theater on Broadway in 2009.  Pompey is solid flyer for deep leagues for speed, and would likely be playing for most teams already.  The Jays, however, don’t really need him, at least yet. 2016 Projections: 32/3/25/.271/18 in 275 ABs

93. Aaron Hicks – I already gave you my Aaron Hicks sleeper post.  I wrote it after getting stuck in line behind Chris Davis and Carlos Ruiz as they paid for their Adderall.  On a side note, Hicks might be the player I’ve ranked the highest that doesn’t have a starting job.  If Beltran doesn’t get hurt by the end of March, I will drop Hicks in my rankings, but, as of right now, I’m banking on someone on the Yanks not making it to April.  You might’ve noticed something else about this tier, there’s lots of unsuredness (totally a word!).  Okay, I could’ve went with indecisiveness.  2016 Projections: 42/7/46/.279/15

94. Abraham Almonte – I could’ve also called this tier, “The teams starting these guys could’ve been helped by signing a free agent outfielder.”  Almonte’s the type of player that if he got 550 ABs, he’d be worth owning in all but the shallowest leagues, but if he were to get 550 ABs, I feel very sorry for the Indians.  UPDATE:  Almonte got caught using Boldenone when he was one embolden one <– almost a palindrome!  Now Jason Motte is left as the only fruit-sounding side dish in the majors.  Aw, apple sauce!  2016 Projections:  48/5/53/.241/17

94. Paulo Orlando – Or as tourists call him, “Which way to Epcot?” has little power and some speed, which is basically this whole tier.  2016 Projections:  35/5/40/.253/16

95. Cody Asche – Member when I called Asche a sleeper?  We laugh now because crying burns the “tomato seed” in the corner of our eye.  2016 Projections:  44/14/48/.249/2

96. Javier Baez – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2016 fantasy baseball.

97. Hyun-soo Kim – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Signed with the Orioles to at least face righties and play left field.  Looking at his numbers, and all Korean players in Korea, I’m left with one feeling, why are we not playing fantasy baseball in South Korea?  The stats for Korean players over there are like the stats from the 90s here.  If McGwire would’ve played in Korea in 1998, he would’ve hit 239 homers.  No foolin’, I entered 70 homers into Google and hit translate to Korean.  So, Kim, like Korean players before him, had great stats in Korea:  28 HRs, 11 SBs, .326, but Jung-ho hit 40 HRs in Korea, i.e., their stadiums are tiny and their pitching is weak.  People have said Korean baseball is around that of Double-A, so Kim could hit 15 HRs, steal 10 bases and hit .270.  Or he could be totally overmatched.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2016 Projections:  54/14/43/.275/10 in 400 ABs.

98. Rusney Castillo – You may notice something this year vs. last year.  I’m not trying to get burnt by no Cubans.  Hey, I sound like an ashtray in Miami.  I’m all about a lottery ticket here and there, but I was too aggressive last year with my love for Cubans.  Obama starts talking about lifting trade sanctions and Grey goes crazy.  I need to stop listening to our Muslim president.  Speaking of presidents, I was in New York recently and went to some fancy restaurant and I had a dessert that looked just like Donald Trump.   The food was good, but my dessert had a real ego!  Any hoo!  Rusney showed nothing last year, and until he shows something I’m fine with letting someone else take a chance on him, because I wouldn’t be shocked if he struggles in April, then falls into a platoon with the Swiss Army knife, Brock Holt.  Hey, Brock Holt for president!  2016 Projections:  54/12/62/.257/11

99. Derek Dietrich – If Dietrich was guaranteed a starting job I prolly wouldn’t move him up much, but I would be more excited for him.  My guess is he’ll likely see 400 ABs anyway since Prado has one foot out the door and that foot is in a box labeled “Fragile” and a moving company is picking it up by May.  2016 Projections:  41/13/48/.233/8 in 400 ABs

100. Nick Markakis – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Beltran.  I call this tier, “You drafting from the comfy confines of a DeLorean?”  This tier is filled with names that get features on Fox’s Saturday afternoon game about the time they saved a raccoon during a hurricane because they are players their team’s fans know, but they are not good for fantasy.  As for Markakis, rarely does a player’s stats make me giggle, but Markakis’s 2015 numbers of three homers and two steals in 612 at-bats.  Hahahahahahahaha!  Oh my Allah, that is off the charts of awful.  Lonnie Chisenhall’s had better games than Markakis’s season.  2016 Projections:  76/5/62/.281/4

101. Nori Aoki – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Signed with the Mariners.  Aoki feels like one of those signings where a team’s fans get excited.  “Great on base guy!”  “Man, I love his wheels!”  “A table setter!”  Then, at some point in June, they realize he’s 34 years old and hasn’t stayed healthy in two years and isn’t staying healthy in 2016 either.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2016 Projections:  62/5/33/.281/16 in 480 ABs

102. Andre Ethier – He won’t start against lefties, and I don’t mean Reds pitchers and Commies. UPDATE:  Ethier is out for 10 to 14 weeks with a fractured tibia.  Fun fact!  Tibia is also my favorite bone that sounds like an African nation.  2016 Projections:  51/13/52/.274/3

102. Jayson Werth – If his career peaked in 2009, then right now his career looks like the alligator’s breakfast that lives in a New York sewer. 2016 Projections:  51/9/40/.242/2

103. Coco Crisp – Best days are behind Coco Crisp.  Cerealiously.  2016 Projections:  48/5/28/.228/12

104. Angel Pagan – Another name for this tier could’ve been, “You’re sure they’re still playing in the league and have starting jobs?”  2016 Projections:  47/4/38/.254/15

105. Carlos Beltran – Maybe it’s because Steve Howe and Billy Martin were buried in the outfield of the new Yankee Stadium (in a pose like Rocky and Apollo at the end of Rocky III), but it does seem like Zombinos always rise from the Yankee lineup, but I’m still not buying Beltran on that hope.  2016 Projections:  46/16/57/.255/1

106. Jarrod Dyson – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Holt.  I call this tier, “If they were actually playing every day, I’d be less excited for these guys.”  There’s two types of hitters, one type that you’re excited about because they have a full-time job, and the other type that you’re excited about because they don’t have an everyday job so they won’t be exploited.  As someone would say who is leaving Jose Altuve alone in a regular-sized house, this is the latter.  UPDATE:  Will start the year on the DL.  Sad since this was the first time in his career he had an opportunity to wrestle away a starting job.  Less sad because he’s 130 pounds soaking weight and he shouldn’t be wrestling.  2016 Projections:  37/2/25/.266/28

107. Peter Bourjos – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Phillies claimed him off of waivers.  The road that Bourjos walks on is paved with a thousand broken fantasy baseballers’ hearts, which is kinda not cool.  That’s not a cobblestone, you jerk, it’s my heart!”  And that’s me copying and pasting me!  2016 Projections:  38/6/29/.237/9

108. Michael Taylor – All of the guys in this tier got if’s like Yeezy and Kim got mirrors.  If Taylor can cut back on his strikeouts (30.9%), then he could be an absolute force like Rey Skywalker, but he had a 29.5% strikeout percentage in Double-A, so I don’t have much faith in him lowering his Ks.  He does have 15-homer power and 30-steal speed, if, ya know, everything breaks right and Ben Revere breaks his wrist.  2016 Projections: 32/6/28/.237/12

109. Mark Canha – I was looking at his stats (16 HRs, 7 SBs, .254) and maybe it was in my subconscious, but I thought to myself, “Man, he feels like a Rule 5 guy,” and, J. Lo and behold, he is.  Interesting?  Not really, but we’re about 85,000 words in here, so roll with it, Steve Winwood.  2016 Projections:  35/15/41/.264/5

110. Tyler Naquin – In lead for Indians centerfield job.  This doesn’t come as a surprise if you listened to our fantasy baseball podcast when I returned from Arizona.  Naquin was a guy that impressed against righties and looked like NyQuil vs. lefties.  Prospector Ralph also gave Naquin a shoutout in his rookie sleepers for 2016 fantasy baseball.  It should’ve been obvious to everyone that Naquin would get the strong side of the centerfield platoon for Cleveland.  They’re required to have one player who sounds like a Native American and Naquin fits the bill, and Marlon Byrd refused to change his name to Sitting Byrd.  Naquin could offer some AL-Only appeal, but he doesn’t have big power or speed.  2016 Projections: 48/8/51/.272/10

111. Will Venable – Indians signed him because they’re Ready, Will and Venable, and their outfield is joke of biblical proportions if the Bible were a Ginormous Book of Dirty Jokes.  Venable has some power and speed, and epitomizes this tier with he’s a ton more interesting as a platoon guy than if he were a regular player. UPDATE:  Released by the Indians like a tracker for a buffalo.  2016 Projections:  31/10/42/.241/12

111. Brock Holt – He has no set place to play, but since he’s the 4th outfielder, 3rd middle infielder, 3rd corner infielder, 2nd catcher, long man out of the bullpen, and all-around Swiss Army Knife of position eligibility, I’m sure he’ll play somewhere for at least 100 games.  2016 Projections:  51/4/42/.275/10

112. Jake Marisnick – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Saunders.  I call this tier, “Are they even playing?”  There’s a lot I don’t like about the 15-team NFBC leagues.  The number one thing I dislike is there’s no waivers.  I like to pick up and drop players.  With that said (Grey’s turning around this ship), there’s certain players that come to mind that don’t have a starting job right now that I would draft in a league with no waivers, hoping they came into a job at some point this year.  This tier is filled with those guys.   As for Marisnick, as I briefly mentioned earlier this offseason, the fastest guys in the majors are:  Dyson, DeShields, Rajai, Hamilton and Marisnick.  Like the doctor’s office magazine, that’s fast company.  2016 Projections:  35/5/31/.226/19

113. Preston TuckerJon Singleton seems one bad month away from directing episodes of Empire and being demoted for Tucker or Reed.  *Googling Singleton’s IMDB page*  Ouch, he’s already directing Empire episodes.  I guess it’s better to be working than not, but talking about peaking early with Boyz n the Hood. 2016 Projections:  29/15/42/.262/2

114. Aaron Judge – I already gave you my Aaron Judge fantasy.  It was written in the liner notes for Paid in Full.  2016 Projections:  36/16/44/.241/4 in 300 ABs

115. Nomar Mazara – I already gave you my Nomar Mazara fantasy.  I wrote it like Grand Pu coming through all the residue.  2016 Projections:  24/7/29/.272/2 in 220 ABs

116. Juan Lagares – I love Yoenis, Conforto and Lagares, which brings me to my question, can Granderson please stop playing now?  2016 Projections:  35/4/30/.264/10 in 275 ABs

117. Michael Saunders – I was all about Saunders last year as a sleeper, but an untimely injury (f0r him, was timely for me since it happened before I drafted him) caused Saunders to miss the whole season less nine games.  I still like the Saunders flyer late in 15-team or deeper leagues, though I wouldn’t expect more than 200 ABs from him.  2016 Projections:  27/7/19/.261/4

118. Todd Cunningham – This is the last tier.  This tier goes from here until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “Odds and ends and even some bums.”  Cunningham is in a platoon with Craig Gentry.  This platoon is what I like to call, “Finally, The Sciosciapath can’t ruin anyone’s value with a platoon because there’s no value here to ruin.”  2016 Projections:  37/3/33/.263/14

119. Seth Smith – “Today’s program is brought to you by the letter S as in Seth Smith.”  *A lisper shoots up in bed, sweating.*  2016 Projections:  48/12/50/.242/

120. Jon Jay – Here’s what I said this offseason, “He posted a .563 OPS, is three years older than Gyorko and is owed more money than Gyorko.  Is anyone surprised the Padres traded him for Jay?  “I’m gonna see what happens when I put logic into a food processor,” says the Padres GM.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2016 Projections:  47/2/41/.273/6

121. Ryan Rua – This guy is a game of 20 questions waiting to happen.  Example:  Rua starter?  Rua capable hitter?  Rua experienced?  See?  2016 Projections:  27/7/35/.212/4

122. Melvin Upton Jr. – He sucks so bad people still call him B.J.  2016 Projections:  37/7/29/.217/15

123. Josh Hamilton – I partially ranked him this far down so when it’s revealed this spring that he was doing crack-cocaine or that he’s nursing a broken thigh or he decided to quit baseball for a monastery, I don’t need to make too many adjustments.  2016 Projections:  38/12/37/.248/2

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Dave F
Dave F
6 years ago

Grey,

Would you consider doing a “how do draft OF” post much in the same manner you do one for SP? Would be beneficial for sure.

Cheesypoofs
Cheesypoofs
6 years ago

Need to keep 2 out of 5: Bogaerts, Sano, Corey Seager, Strasburg, Syndergaard. Thanks.

Cheesypoofs
Cheesypoofs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. That makes my keepers
Miguel Cabrera
Carlos Correa
Manny Machado
Starlin Marte
Buster Posey
George Springer
Corey Seager
Giancarlo Stanton
Gerrit Cole
Noah Syndergaard

Would you keep any of the three left over what I have?

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
6 years ago

Hey Grey!! I can smell the baseball.. uhhh wait.. that’s my hockey bag.. I should have let it air out, outside…

Ok! I need some advice here for an AL only ROTO league and we are preparing our keepers. I’ve got some decent options and might actually throw back some guys and go in with extra money. Right now though he is offering some tasty deals.

I’ve got Jose Altuve and JD Martinez both reasonably priced.

He is offering me George Springer, Miguel Sano, Delino DeShields Jr., and something like Pedroia or Byron Buxton.. for those two of mine.

I can keep any guy for 2-3 years at the longest depending on how high I want to take their salary.. What would you do?

I love me some Sano and the way you have Springer ranked makes me extra tempted. But I’m not sure I should cut ties with JD or Altuve honestly. If I keep those two I might end up keeping Buxton and Adam Eaton as well.. But not sure what else.

What do you think? Would you go all in on Springer and Sano plus additions or stay put with little midget Altuve and JD Banger?

Thanks and as always love the articles. You’re da best!

Dan
Dan
Reply to  J_Ceol
6 years ago

@J_Ceol: Springer, Sano

Grey, where do you rank Sano?

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Dan
6 years ago

@Dan: if you mean overall he mentioned above it’ll be in overall rankings which’ll be out right after pitchers.

Dan
Dan
Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Degrom Braun Kimbrel

Vs

Cueto Miggy

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Nightpandas
6 years ago

@Nightpandas: probably miggy in redraft, but maybe not if degrom is that much higher ranked that cueto for this year already.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: tough call, I’ve got Rizzo as well for 1b

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Nightpandas
6 years ago

@Nightpandas: rosterwise then probably braun side, which it would’ve been in keeper/dynasty anyway i’d assume since age diff from degromit to cueto.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
6 years ago

BFF, I feel like you’re Spock and I’m Jim! (I didn’t watch Star Trek, as I was dedicated to Star Wars, He-Man, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Hotwheels and Legos) From what I’ve gathered Jim makes rash decisions and Spock is similar to Yoda cause he’s wise and systematic. I did another draft, 12 team 5×5. I feel like I corrected the SP issues from earlier………… (BTW Yahoo decided to suspend avatar’s, unless you had a previous one. Apparently I had the Razzball jersey as my last baseball avatar, so I’m representing RB) I feel like the pitching came together in this draft. Pissed I missed Deshields.

C-empty
E5
Odor
Franco
C Seager
Trout
JDong
Upton
Belt
Krush Jr
Bench-Conforto, Starlin

Noah
Salazar
Giles
K-Rod
Capps
W Smith
C Smith
Storen
Bench-McCullers, Walker, Rodon, Buchholz

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Teddy Heater
6 years ago

@Teddy Heater: Fwiw, every Yahoo mock I’ve done so far I took Noah as my first pitcher too, ending up with those same tier of guys McCullers, Carrasco, C-Mart types and it seemed to work well. Good looking high upside team. Kinda wonky rankings in spots, so a lot of guys we like ’round here late. Can afford to mess around and grab Beefy Well for a C too

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: I was gonna draft Castillo, but he got drafted 8 spots in front of my 22nd pick. Going to grab Norris, Hundley or Gomes. Thanks for the critique, I welcome all feedback from RB Vets.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Teddy Heater
6 years ago

@Teddy Heater:Yeah buddy..Franco, Odor, Krush, Belt, Giles and Rodon go suuuuper late in Yahoo, not to mention Delino and Capps. Tasty.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: sad thing is yahoo will adjust ranks as adp changes. If you do a yahoo draft close to opening day they will correct themselves to what the populous has done. It’s lame but also keeps people honest. It also shows how lazy and poor their rankers are to start the year.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Yup for sure. But for the purposes of drafting meaningless teams right now it’s easy pickins. If they adjust, you can still know where the values were. We’re only talking one site anyways but drafting solid teams in early February makes me feel aliiiive!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Teddy Heater
6 years ago

@Teddy Heater: Oh, also you blew my mind with Top Chef Antonia having a kid with The Overweight Lover himself. Wowza.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: My wife and I were like WTF?!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

20 team dynasty with 1 per position (exact OF spots), 1 util, 5 SP, 7 RP (at most 1 BN pitcher to prevent hoarding, so at most 6 SP, i don’t do that SP in RP slots, i want holds/saves guys there). keep up to 25 predraft (so gotta drop at least 9 to be able to pick somebody at pick 6 overall). H2H. added stats are doubles, triples, hits, BB’s, OPS, and defensive stuff like Putouts, double plays, OF assists, assists, and fielding % for hitters, and holds, QS, doubleplays, relief wins, pickoffs, relief appearances, OBP against, K/9. 5 DL/5 NA slots to stash guys. I’m TEX here and have to keep at least 9 TEX players at all times.
C zunino/mcbrien
1B Fielder (sucks for putouts that he doesn’t actually play 1B, it hurts in this one)/forsythe
2B – forsythe/profar
SS – andrus/profar
3B beltre/franco/tomas/gallo
LF upton/gallo/tomas
CF hicks/sunday santana
RF stanton/choo/gallo/beltran
NA – tim anderson/tapia
SP – darvish/d.holland/hammel/heaney/liriano/quintana/fiers
RP – k-rob/tolleson/giles/kela/may/robles
NA – urias/bradley
Looking like obv drops are beltran/may/robles/zunino/o’brien (held only in case he was left up and was catcher, neither is true)/santana and at least 2 more from bradley (still big name prospect though, will probably be NAable at start of year)/d.holland/hammel/heaney/quintana/fiers/forsythe (he has more value here with the defensive stuff though)
1. which 2. (technically i have 9 TEX guys if i drop holland, but possibly easier to hold that number keeping him)
2. should trade franco for odor (could drop forsythe then). i know franco has much better projections for this year though, other than steals, and i’m very weak at steals now (used to have choo/leonys doing those)
3. should i trade a 2nd rounder for shark? that is pick 26 overall, and i’d have to drop an additional starter to do it

this is the roster where last year’s ranking of leonys 3 spots higher than cain sugar preseason really hurt, as i didn’t keep cain sugar. also used to have ozuna here but i dropped him with his horribleness/GB rates/ownership hatred/demotion last year. really gotta hope hicks gets at bats now too.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 4. will certainly try to move yes…many for odor and can add any/all draft picks that aren’t 1st overall.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 1st round, 6th overall, not 1st overall.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i’m already dropping all of
beltran/may/zunino/o’brien/robles/domingo
have to drop 3 more out of
d.holland/hammel/heaney/quintana/fiers/forsythe/bradley to be able to use pick 6 overall,
and if i trade for shark i’d have to drop a 4th out of that group.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: if those starters are that good you could add tapia/t.anderson to those drop 3 list.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sorry, rosterwise, i have to drop 1 SP for sure (max 6 SP since i BN pitcher max), and streaming one of them works in this league, even being 20 teamer, so dropping at least 2 makes some sense while holding great prospects like t.anderson/tapia.

David
David
6 years ago

12 team 6×6 with OBP replacing AVG and OBPS being the 6th category. Must keep 4 hitters and can keep forever or only one year. Which one do I throw back? Pederson, Pollock, Rizzo, Stanton or Franco. Thanks in advance.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Hey Grey, was offered Degrom and Braun for Rizzo, got Miggy as well to play 1st. Will be going for it this year but it is a keep 11.

GrezMSU
GrezMSU
6 years ago

My H2H pts League uses CBS and has a problem with unbalanced pitching starts.

One team will have 13 starts against 8 for the other team.

Does anyone know of a site that offers the ability to control Max starts per week or at least what are the best site alternatives to CBS?

Kung Pao Panda
Kung Pao Panda
Reply to  GrezMSU
6 years ago

@GrezMSU: In my experience, ESPN tracks start limits correctly, but the only issue is that if the limit isn’t reached before the last day (of the week, or the year in roto) a team can stack starters and all stats count. So it’s better than no start limits but still not ideal.

I saw an argument here near the end of last year, when someone stacked multiple starts in an RCL on the day they hit the limit. So the limit was 180 starts, someone had 179, then picked up 4 streamers or whatever on day they hit limit and got three more starts than others. I think that’s kind of bush league but that wasn’t the most common opinion in the comments. Most common opinion here was if system allows it and you know it you should do it.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Kung Pao Panda
6 years ago

@Kung Pao Panda: i’m pretty sure you can do that in yahoo as well.

anthony
anthony
6 years ago

@Grey: What happened to the order? I thought top 100 overall was next ?

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  anthony
6 years ago

@anthony: notice he did go to 122 though, so it fulfilled the function of what you wanted.

Speill
Speill
6 years ago

I know opinions are like, you know. So I’ll call it help. 8 team espn roto 6×6 with QS and TB as extra 2 categories. Basic $260 auction budget. Each team can retain 7 keepers which leaves the auction pool with plenty of talent. Listed are my choices with $ amount. Donaldson $16. Marte $9. JD Martinez $4. Chris Davis $15. Votto $12. Nelson Cruz $13. Bogaerts $4. Remaining to choose from. Dickerson $4. Arrieta $17. Kershaw $35. J Upton $17. Dozier $4. Rendon $4. Fielder $14. Addison Russell $5. I have always gone strong with bats as keepers as pitching tends to be always available. I think all these guys are undervalued and would fetch a lot more if I released them back into the draft pool. Arrieta may be strong keeper if I were to keep 1 arm. Thanks guys

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
6 years ago

BFF, I had to jump in a yahoo public league to get a feel of where the 12 teams were going. I neglected to draft a C, but that’s what FA is for, here’s what I got:

Rizzo
Odor
Franco
Xman
Marte
JDong
Upton
Crush
Belt
Bench-Krush Jr, S Castro, Deshields

Stroman
McCullers
Giles
Tolleson
Boxberger
Carson Smith
Capps
W Smith
Bench- Rodon, Buchholz, D Hernandez

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, didn’t have the SP ranks to go from, so I was just going by feel for the most part. Hat’s off to you as all the offensive guys I wanted minus Nado are reachable, so I felt good on that end. I just need my fix of SP’s 15-40 so I can fill in the gaps.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

1. Thanks! BTW Podcast you talked about Chen was hilarious.

2. You’re a writer, so you might know this. Did you know that when someone says “don’t be a such a pussy” that it’s not referring to a woman’s genitalia, but it’s short for pusillanimous: which is a lack of courage, cowardly or timid? Antonia Lafoso has a daughter with HEavy D and now this, mind blown!

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: 1. Keep that up and you’ll crack the top 100 Sports Podcasts (you’re #1 in my eyes BFF)!
2. I know everyone is asking you about Sano, (in yahoo he has 3b eligibility). Would you rank him in the “Is this the last tier I love as my 3rd baseman” with Franco and Seager? Actually eff that Franco is going the 11-13th round in a 12 team so his value is much better than Sano and a tad higher than Seager.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I open it up and then tweak it so it fits on a sheet I can see it, but to answer you, Yes I use Excel.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Teddy Heater
6 years ago

@Teddy Heater: Wow, that made no sense. Strike that from the official RB record! Yes I “Heart” the Excel War Room

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’m open to answer questions on it, but I’m sure how the links/questions work. As long as I don’t have to go through the feed and answer each question. If you can direct them to me I’ll totally do it.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Teddy Heater
6 years ago

@Teddy Heater: here’s claiming over 90% of people who say that mean vagina, just that they didn’t know the likely orgin of the phrase.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Big Mike
Big Mike
6 years ago

Grey – for my 8th and last keeper slot in a 12-team, 7×6 keeper league with obp and slg as separate categories – Joc or Belt?

Big Mike
Big Mike
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yay! Makes me so happy to see that!

TJ
TJ
6 years ago

Got a 12 team league H2H 6×6. Gotta pick 4 keepers. I think I’ve got my first 3 picked, need help picking the last.

I’m thinking Jose Abreu (1st round), Nolan Arenado (4th round) & Gerrit Cole (8th round)

Options I have for my 4th pick are Dickerson (5th round), Chris Davis (10th rd), Hosmer (15th round), or C-mart (19th round)

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

Grey!

Just got tickets for the local Stretch & Bobbito Documentary showing with a Q&A, and an after party for the 13th. I’m hoping they DJ the after party.

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

OK so I pulled the trigger on a big deal in my 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league. We keep 10
I sent T.Frazier and C.Kluber for N.Arenado

Happy with the deal but still not sure about which 10 player to keep.
Pretty set on keeping ARENADO, BUMGARNER, POLLOCK, G.COLE, J.FERNANDEZ, M.SANO, C.SEAGER
which leaves me with trying to pick the 3 best keepers out of
B.BUXTON, A.CHAPMAN, J.FAMILIA, B.DOZIER, E.HOSMER, M.KEMP, K.CALHOUN, H.RAMIREZ, C.HAMELS, D.SALAZAR
What do you guys think?

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Hmm. I was leaning Dozier, Chapman, Hosmer. But part of me is tempted to keep Buxton.

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Just saw on my instagram that action bronson’s show “F*uck that’s delicious ” will be on the new vice land channel starting March 3rd. That channel is replacing history 2 channel.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: f*ck that’s awesome

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Wonder if my rabbit ears will get that with extra foil?

Malicous Phenom
Malicous Phenom
6 years ago

Wow, look at what the Twins dragged in;

Twins signed OF/DH Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Quentin announced his retirement last May, but it was reported back in November that he was attempting a comeback. The 33-year-old has dealt with all sorts of injuries in recent years and hasn’t appeared in the majors since July 26, 2014, so expectations should be low. Even if he does show something in the spring, the Twins might not have room for him on the Opening Day roster.

Malicous Phenom
Malicous Phenom
Reply to  Malicous Phenom
6 years ago

@Malicous Phenom: Just saw J-FOH beat me to it..lol

ScreechOwl
ScreechOwl
Reply to  Malicous Phenom
6 years ago

@Malicous Phenom:

I’m kind of surprised to hear that he’s only 33.

Now I’m sad, because that’s younger than I am.

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Wow, I just realized you answer all those “help me with my roster” questions on the forum side too. You’re insane.

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

Do we really have to dedicate one whole day’s worth of rankings to the DH? It was bad enough having to wait for OFs that will NEVER be drafted in my shallow 10 man. I need me some pitching tiers!

ScreechOwl
ScreechOwl
Reply to  Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

@Buge Hoobs:

If we don’t have a DH day, then how will we get a chance to talk about how great Miguel Sano is?

Huh?

Do you really want to go through life that way? I sure don’t. In a dynasty league, I’d take Sano over just about any pitcher, anyway. Even though he makes contact less often than Jodie Foster, the guy hits home runs like Giancarlo Stanton, and he walks more than General Veers invading Hoth. That’s about as amazing as baseball players get, at least until it’s revealed that Jose Altuve is actually Yoda wearing a human mask.

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
6 years ago

Was offered OZUNA ($5.75/ eligible for 1-4 yr extension) for Dickerson ($10/ 3 yrs left) and Peraza (.30 MiLC contract). Whatcha think?

Bad News Sugarbear
Bad News Sugarbear
6 years ago

i drafted my first team of the season last night, just to take advantage of the early yahoo rankings before they wake up all the sleepers, and am Rather pleased with the results but wanted to get your opinion and see if i’m lacking anywhere. standard 5×5 roto, 12 teams
C hundley
1b Abreu
2b schoop
3b machado
Ss bogaerts
OF springer
OF c. davis
OF Polanco
UT Franco
UT DeShields
BN: piscotty, Lawrie

SP: Syndergaard, carrasco, mccullers, rodon, smyly, corbin, gausman
RP: wade davis, a.j. ramos, carter capps, k-rod

Bad News Sugarbear
Bad News Sugarbear
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks! that’s pretty much what i was thinking, hopefully some piscotty along with waiver wire finds in season can help with my avg.

Yahoo has Delino ranked #373 right now, it is insane. little sad i’ll never be able to pull this team off when my real leagues draft end of march.

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

The twins signed Quentin to a minor league deal *shakes fist*

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: or they brought him in to beat up yordano….that would be great

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: ozzie and Harold reynolds?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: if yordano was a pro wrestler Jimmy hart would be his manager

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: HA! I thought about that right after I posted my comment

Nelson
Nelson
6 years ago

I know you updated Dickersons projections in your top 40 post, but does that factor in his role as platoon player? Will he get to 450 ABs even (assuming health)

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

So how did you and the rest of the Razzwriters fare in all those “experts” leagues you were in?

Ryan
Ryan
6 years ago

Hi Grey,

Can you Please Rank the Keeper Options Below (5×5 Roto):

AGonz, Braun,Carrasco, Stratsburg, Yelich, Keuchel, CMart, Kemp, Pence, Dickerson ,Chapman, C.Santana, Kinsler

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Will you be responding back to me shortly or your keeper rankings will be up shortly?

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Can you just rank the hitters for me please

Malicous Phenom
Malicous Phenom
Reply to  Ryan
6 years ago

@Ryan: How many can you keep, and for how many years?

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Malicous Phenom
6 years ago

My friend and I are joining a 10 Team League. Three teams dropped out. My friend and I are doing a mini keeper draft between one another based on a pool of players of the three teams. The players still available are listed above.

So far I drafted: Rizzo, McCutchen, D. Gordon, and Heyward

He drafted: Donaldson, Scherzer, Tulo, Dozier

We can keep 10 and there is no limit on how long you can keep each player.

General Jack D. Ripper
General Jack D. Ripper
6 years ago

Keeper question: Eaton, which will cost an 18th round pick, or Matt Duffy, which will cost me a 22nd rounder?

Clint
Clint
6 years ago

Does Judge’s value move at all now that the Yankees’ Bird man has had his wing clipped for 2016? Sounds like Aaron may be the only guy they can move up when all these old dudes on the team break their hips, right?

Terrible Ted
Terrible Ted
6 years ago

10 team, keep 10 Yahoo 5×5.

Hitters: Trout, Goldy, ‘Nado, Mookie, Blackmon
Pitchers: Bum, Keuchel, JFer, Carrasco

Keep Pujols or Rendon?

I have Rendon locked in at the moment, anyone care to argue the Pujols side?

Malicous Phenom
Malicous Phenom
Reply to  Terrible Ted
6 years ago

@Terrible Ted: If it is just for this year, I would keep Albert..

Glenn seddon
Glenn seddon
6 years ago

Fsru is a site that runs money keeper leagues.
Most owners are dedicated.
You join on the site but the League is run on cbs

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Glenn seddon
6 years ago

@Glenn seddon: Do they throw you into a random league? I’m looking for a veteran commissioner who needs another spot filled. Or a fresh start league but with people I have some familiarity with already. Eh, I’ll look into it. Thanks!

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: I might have a spot for you, $100, h2h 12 team yahoo 6×6 Holds and OBP are the extra categories. We’ve been doing this league for 8 years. I know most guys are into Roto on here, but I have to fill a spot or 2 because of newborn babies taking over fantasy baseball time.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
6 years ago

Freaking limoncello…. My stepmom poured us each a little glass at thanksgiving last year. “yo wicked step mom, whats this yellow shizz in that cup?” It’s lemon gello, try it. Took a big gulp of that gross stuff without realizing it was a liqueur. The experience was comparable to drafting Rendon last year

Jj
Jj
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Limoncello is amazing compared to Grappa. Now that shit is nasty.

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Nothing cordial about them

Vegans
Vegans
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I agree re: the Italian cordials although I’m partial to Strega.

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Where does Sano rank in all this? Did I miss his name someplace?

Would you deal Sano & Soler for Springer in a long term Keeper league? 4 years difference in age between Springer & Sano.. thanks!

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

HE should shortly after the season. So how does his bat size up in comparison to Springer?

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Where can I solicit to join a money league? The forums? I’ve never ventured over to that side.

The Great Knoche
the great knoche
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Down on the Corner late at night. Look for the guy in nothing but a baseball cap.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  the great knoche
6 years ago

@the great knoche: I’ll walk up to him wearing just my championship belt. “Hey, that’s my hat!”

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: you should wear a trench coat and flash him the belt.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Sweeeeeeet

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Right!?! I found out this weekend, finally Razzball has all my fantasy needs covered. That seems really weird now that I posted this next to a Naked Hasselhoff 90’s Selfie.

Kung Pao Panda
Kung Pao Panda
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Can RCL winners from last year get first shot at this (if limited availability)? I’m an infrequent commenter but can get my frequency dialed up too if that will help! Thanks. Liking the rankings

Kung Pao Panda
Kung Pao Panda
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Cool. Seems like those winners would be a good source of money RCL commissioners.

Glenn seddon
Glenn seddon
6 years ago

Entering year 3 of 5 before redraft 12 team 5×5 one catcher must keep 12. First 9 are rizzo,dozier,machado
Braun,j.d.,yelich,a.jones,salazar, c.martinez.
Need 3 out of lucroy,beltre,pederson,peralta,
Wacha or liriano.
Thanks

Malicious Phenom
6 years ago

Melvin NO LINK Upton.

Fungazi
Fungazi
6 years ago

I don’t think Rajai is one of the fastest anymore is he? How fast can a zombie run anyways?

Mike Schwab
Mike Schwab
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
Keeper/Dynasty question. 8 team H2H point based league. Each team keeps 15 players. I have:
Miggy, Machado, Rendon, Pollock, Harper, Carlos Gonzalez, Heyward, Encarnacion, Hosmer, Sano, Moncada, Kluber, Felix, Richards, Corbin, Teheran, Lester, Taijuan Walker, Giolito.
What 4 to drop? Thanks again.

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Mike Schwab
6 years ago

@Mike Schwab:

I’d drop these 4:
Rendon
Richards
Corbin
Teheran

Curt C
Curt C
6 years ago

Keeper question for 12 team, 6×6(qs is the extra category) …..I have Price, Arrieta and Cole……Should I keeper Giles at 12 or Carlos Rodon at 20?

Fred
Fred
Reply to  Curt C
6 years ago

@Curt C: Rodon

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Limoncello…mmmmmmhhhhhhhhhh

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I had some homemade one time and it was really good.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: back in the day I would drink anything I could catch a buzz from. I also refered to it as Italian moonshine

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: now there’s my jam. I love love love love love that shizz. On the rocks all night. Not a huge fan of the coffee bean snifter style. Feels like I’m being pretentious when I drink it.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: awe. That’s the nicest thing you have ever said to me. You do pay attention

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

You spent 2 minutes longer than anyone else

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Good to see I haven’t lost my touch