Steven Souza, Michael Conforto, Avisail Garcia, Corey Dickerson, Eddie Rosario, Michael Taylor.  What do those players have in common?  Guys that were in last year’s top 100 outfielders post that made it out like this is Orange is the New Black and those guys were Taystee.  Only then Taystee got reincarcerated and brought with her that badass b*tch Vee, and Vee then started running shizz and that white ho, who the show was originally about that is annoying AF, started getting institutionalized with panty-selling and lez ho’ing and–Well, anyway, you get the point.  There’s not a ton of sunshine in this top 100 outfielders, but occasionally you do get glimmers of hope.  All the 2018 fantasy baseball rankings are under that link-ma-whosie.  As always, my projections and tiers are included.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 outfielders for 2018 fantasy baseball:

81. Cameron Maybin – This tier started in the top 80 outfielders for 2018 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes from here until Schebler.  I called this tier, “Kevin Spacey cancelled.”  For one day, in October, Maybin was a hero to everyone in the Continental U.S. and Guam as he won us a free taco at Taco Bell.  No purchase required.  His services, unlike a taco, require purchase, unfortunately for (fill-in team that signs him).  Technically, he’s not in a platoon ever, but he manages to either put himself in position to platoon, or he is nursing an injury that causes him to miss time.  UPDATE:  Signed with the Marlins.  Jeter raises mic and drops mic.  He’s done.  Are you not entertained, Marlins fans?!  Okay, seriously, the Marlins not only traded all of their players away, but now they’re also making it so they can’t play their rookies either?  Please tell me Maybin’s not gonna start over Brinson.  Please.  2018 Projections: 68/6/41/.234/22 in 358 ABs

82. Carlos Gonzalez – Signed late in camp to ruin David Dahl, Raimel Tapia and Gerardo Parra’s chances for ABs.  The Rockies are the worst!  They’re like the poisoned apple.  “Ooh, looks yummy, I wanna taste said apple.”  And now you’re dead.  Sorry, apple eater!  Every time there’s light on Tapia or Dahl or any rookie, the Rockies make some dumb decision to re-up a vet.  Beware, Ryan McMahon owners, Mark Reynolds will be next.  2018 Projections:  61/17/64/.265/4 in 424 ABs

83. Aaron Altherr – I will say this about this tier, if they all got 500 ABs, there would be some *chef’s kiss*.  Not to get all Mr. Prorater on ya, but Altherr is a 25/10/.260 guy with just another 200 ABs.  And…*claps hands*…done!  More?  Okay, okay.  You know what I see looking around the major leagues at caught stealing percentages?  Davey Lopes should be a coach for every team.  If I were a baseball GM, I’d give that man Lopes whatever he wanted.  Were the Nats great at stealing last year with Lopes as their 1st base coach?  I’m gonna say yes.  Did I research that?  No.  Now with the Jacked Up Jew managing the Phils, I could see them running a lot, but I can’t get a picture of shirtless Gabe Kapler out of my head, so it’s difficult to picture anything.  What am I getting at?  Altherr can attempt 20 steals, but might get caught 19 times.  2018 Projections:  53/16/58/.281/6 in 367 ABs

84. Willie Calhoun – Already gave you my Willie Calhoun fantasy.  It was written while hang gliding in a Dubai mall from a Hot Topic to a Spencer’s.  UPDATE: Rangers decided to do something stupid and send Calhoun down to start the year.  2018 Projections:  49/16/51/.267/1 in 334 ABs

85. Scott Schebler – Weird thing happened last year with Schebler, he fulfilled his 30-homer promise he was hinting at in the minors, and, while doing that, he lost his everyday job, i.e., Reds said thanks but no thanks.  2018 Projections:  52/22/64/.241/4 in 404 ABs

86. Stephen Piscotty – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Bautista.  I call this tier, “What is your Fun Quotient?”  Recreational reading or quiet hobbies such as needlepoint or crossword puzzles can be taken to doctor’s appointments or other situations when you may find yourself sitting and waiting to maintain a fun quotient.  This is the absolute lowest fun quotient possible.  This tier is samesies.  These guys have starting jobs, but might feel like doing needlepoint in a doctor’s office.  As for Piscotty, here’s what I said this offseason, “Traded to the A’s.  Can’t we in this post-OZUNA on the Cardinals world be honest with ourselves, Piscotty became unnecessary after OZUNA was brought in.  Last year, Piscotty hit 9 HRs and .235.  Sounds like the A’s have a new three-hole hitter!  “Does this mean I’m out?”  That’s Smolinski, who, despite his name, is not a character in a Tennessee Williams play.  Can Piscotty finally fulfill his promise?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  And neither do I.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2018 Projections:  61/20/75/.268/4 in 541 ABs

87. Denard Span – All respect to Denard Span breaking his neck to make sure his employers don’t sign Ben Revere on his checks, but why are the Rays playing Span over Mallex Smith?  Seriously, put ten hand-on-chin emojis here and really consider that pregunta, because I’m straight puzzled like an ostrich trying to do a sudoku.  If you have a good reason for Span over Mallex, please send it to me, P.O. Box:  “You really think I’m giving you my address.”  Care of: “This Shizz Is Never Reaching Me Because I’m Not Giving You My Address.”  2018 Projections:  76/9/40/.274/13 in 523 ABs

88. Kole CalhounAngels have really remade their squad this offseason, adding Cozart, Kinsler and Edward Pitcherhitterhands.  What does all this mean for Calhoun?  Nothing, but we have more people to blame now if the Angels fail than the ginger in right field.  2018 Projections:  65/20/73/.247/4 in 561 ABs

89. Brandon Belt – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

90. Melky Cabrera – Everyday at-bats become more valuable the deeper the league is, so, if the league is deep, these guys have more value than the tier above them.  For unstints, last year I drafted Melky super late in one of those NFBC leagues where there’s no waivers, and, in a league like that, he’s valuable because he’s good for 575+ ABs.  His fantasy value per game, though, is among the worst.  2018 Projections:  72/15/74/.274/1 in 581 ABs

91. Michael Brantley – I got to thinking about how similar Brantley feels to Matt Holliday, then I looked at Holliday and saw he’s 38 years old, and was like, “How is Brantley only 30 years old?  Is that in dog years?”  2018 Projections:  64/14/68/.287/7 in 442 ABs

92. Ben Gamel – Already gave you my Ben Gamel sleeper.   I wrote it high on morphine, as my very optimistic projections for him show.  UPDATE:  Gamel is out for six weeks with an oblique injury.  Vague!  2018 Projections:  51/14/52/.273/12 in 464 AB

93. Carlos Gomez – Signed with the Rays.  Wow, the Rays are almost as bad as the Marlins.  This is like a race to the bottom for both Florida teams (though, technically, there’s three Florida teams, and the third one, the Yankees, has more fans than the other two).  2018 Projections:  54/15/59/.248/10 in 404 ABs

94. Nick Delmonico – I juggled Delmonico around between a few different tiers.  He could easily be a 14-homer, .250 guy.  Then I see his last year prorates to a 30-homer, 6-steal, .270 season and my eyes light up like the Chrysler Building.  Top of the Delmonico, ma!  2018 Projections:  54/19/61/.268/3 in 421 ABs

95. Josh Reddick – If only Reddick could have a full-time job!  Dot dot dot.  In almost 500 ABs last year, he had 13 HRs, 7 SBs and are you sure you want to see Reddick get more at-bats?  By the way, something I’ve noticed with the Astros, guys you expected to steal bases — Springer, Correa — didn’t and guys you don’t expect to steal bases — Reddick, Bregman, Marwin — did.  What does this mean?  Haven’t a clue.  2018 Projections:  69/16/73/.283/6 in 420 ABs

96. Mikie Mahtook – Will likely compete with Leonys for the leadoff job in Detroit.  Then, once they’ve got that figured out, they only need to figure out the other 98% of their team.  2018 Projections: 74/13/44/.251/10 in 561 ABs

97. Ben Zobrist – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

98. Adam Frazier – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

99. Jose Pirela – In 449 career ABs, Pirela’s hit 11 HRs and .269 while stealing five bags.  Why am I picturing a Pirelli tire, then I’m slowly pulling back to see that tire on a Ford Pinto, then pulling even further back to see we’re in the Jackson Browne video, Running on Empty?   2018 Projections:  51/13/60/.255/9 in 465 ABs

100. Kevin Pillar – Here’s my column:  Pillar.  *tries to contain giggling*  Oh, c’mon, that was gold (plated)!  If you don’t get it, you must be plastered.  2018 Projections:  75/14/51/.264/14 in 552 ABs

101. Leonys Martin – Now that we’ve completely given up on Leonys, watch him break out.  You don’t believe that either, do you?  Yeah, neither do I.  Oh, Leonys, I can’t even reverse psychology myself into believing in you.  2018 Projections: 61/12/54/.247/19 in 417 ABs

102. Jorge Bonifacio – Maybe because of his sister, Emily Goodface, I always think of George Goodface as a 30-steal guy with little power.  Well, he kinda does have that no power thing going for him.  UPDATE:  Was suspended for 80 games for Boldenone, a controlled substance found in baby Tylenol.  At least the baby Tylenol of Barry Bonds.  This gives some room for Paulo Orlando to play, the Florida Project!  2018 Projections: 71/18/51/.262/4 in 521 ABs

102. Curtis Granderson – When Granderson signed with the Jays, I became ecstatic for one reason — I didn’t write the Teoscar Hernandez sleeper post that I was thisclose to writing.  The signing of Grandy is the kind of move that should have people protesting in front of Rogers Centre.  They should also be protesting the lack of an apostrophe after Rogers.  The Jays are becoming the AL’s version of the Giants.  They’ve never seen a vet they didn’t want to sign.  2018 Projections: 54/20/63/.222/4 in 420 ABs

103. Jose Bautista – To keep this hundred with a hundred raised up and underscored in red twice, Bautista is no longer one hundred.  He’s barely fifty.  2018 Projections:  72/25/84/.221/5 in 509 ABs

104. Matt Joyce – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Broxton.  I call this tier, “Whimsical.”  If you have extra bench spots, and play in daily leagues, these guys could have some value at some point, maybe.  It’s up to the manager’s whims.  Whimsical means to have lots of whims, right?  Let’s say it does.  As for Joyce, he can’t hit lefties, and last year he hit .220 in the 1st half.  As Biff Tannen might say, Joyce should be a cheerleader, because he’s got some serious splits!  2018 Projections: 61/18/70/.245/3 in 441 ABs

105. Jason Heyward – You know what’s great for the Cubs in real baseball, they have a lot of options.  Know what’s less than ideal for fantasy?  They have a lot of options.  2018 Projections: 51/14/55/.251/5 in 417 ABs

106. Raimel Tapia – Do you think MC Lyte named her firstborn, Pedia?   I’m not sure, but that keeps me up at night, along with who the Rockies are going to play in the outfield.  I’ve seen ABs break down for the Rockies’ outfield as Tapia ~275 ABs, Parra, ~450 ABs, Dahl ~150 ABs.  I don’t agree with that.  I’m flipping Parra and Tapia, because Parra hasn’t topped 400 ABs in two years, and he’s gonna be 31 in May.  Plus, as far as I’m concerned, at this point you want upside, and Tapia provides that.  UPDATE:  With CarGo, everyone loses at-bats except CarGo, who is the last person we want getting at-bats.  Lowercase yay!  2018 Projections:  44/4/28/.267/10 in 254 ABs

107. David Dahl – Why can’t the Rockies have six outfield spots?  Please.  Imagine all the runs they’d score if they had a DH.  It would be more, that’s for sure!  I should’ve made this a separate tier called, “Rockies got sugar, and I wanna be diabetic.”  The Rockies make me want to sing and dance, “Catch Me (I’m Falling),” by Pretty Poison, and be super jazzy with my hands.  Then, around end of March, I’ll prolly be dropping Dahl, Tapia and Parra, as the Rockies go with someone crazy in the outfield like Mike Tauchman.  2018 Projections:  25/8/32/.261/2 in 203 ABs

108. Gerardo Parra – To continue from the previous blurbs on Rockies outfielders, yeah, I don’t know who’s starting.  At best, there’s one spot for three guys, and Desmond plays 1st base.  At worst, the outfield is Blackmon, Desmond, and CarGo/Parra.  I will say this about my Rockies outfield projections, there’s no way they happen.  I’m basically hedging by giving them all ABs.  More than likely, one of them doesn’t see 150 ABs, one them barely gets 200 ABs and one barely gets 300 ABs.  This late I’m willing to take a flyer on all three, knowing I’m not holding any of them if they don’t have a job.  2018 Projections:  51/10/54/.283/4 in 314 ABs

109. Lonnie Chisenhall – If you would’ve told me three years ago, Lonnie and Bautista would be this close in the rankings, I would’ve said, “Who cares?”  And, here we are, an incredible three years later, and I still feel the same way.  2018 Projections:  57/14/64/.276/3 in 377 ABs

110. Harrison Bader – Already gave you a Harrison Bader fantasy.  I wrote it while finding out on 23 and Me that I’m 1/16th Pomeranian.  2018 Projections: 29/10/35/.251/5 in 275 ABs

111. Alex Verdugo – Already gave you an Alex Verdugo fantasy.   It showed real pizzazz.  2018 Projections:  43/3/31/.278/7 in 322 ABs

112. Tyler O’Neill – Already gave you a Tyler O’Neill fantasy.  It was written on a bathroom stall in limerick form.  2018 Projections:  21/10/32/.238/3 in only 207 ABs

113. Jose Martinez – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

114. Matt Adams – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

115. Chad Pinder – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

116. Albert Almora Jr. – I don’t believe Almora is going to hit leadoff for the Cubs all year, play 150+ games or be worthwhile to own anywhere but the deepest of leagues.  Outside of that, he’s so money!  2018 Projections: 64/12/39/.281/3 in 395 ABs

117. Derek Fisher – I could’ve ranked Jake Marisnick, but what fun would that have been?  Then again, how much fun are we having owning Fisher as he sits on the Astros’ bench.  Wow, talked myself out of him super fast.  2018 Projections: 41/4/30/.236/14 in 278 ABs

118. Cory Spangenberg – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

119. Chris Owings – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

120. Mallex Smith – See Denard Span’s blurb above and/or Ben Revere’s.  2018 Projections:  44/3/18/.264/20 in 291 ABs

121. Jorge Soler – He’s on the precipice of breaking out or he will never break out, i.e., Soler’s about to shine or Soler’s where the sun don’t shine.  Like a teamster, I’m leaning on the latter.  2018 Projections:  53/22/61/.235/2 in 504 ABs

122. Teoscar Hernandez – Before Curtis Granderson and Grichuk signed with the Jays, I wrote, “Unlike most of the guys in this tier, Teoscar doesn’t need his platoon partner to get hit by a truck or come down with a case of the #metoo’s.  Teoscar is slated to leadoff and play 162 games this year.  So, what’s the catch?  The Jays always seem to screw up a young hitter with some kind of bizarre blahtoon, so I’m just going to assume they’ll do the same thing to Teoscar, a drink I have with jam and Oscar.”  And that’s me predicting the Jays would do something dumb!  Now, I have no idea when Teoscar will be playing.  2018 Projections:  33/9/30/.234/4 in 249 ABs

123. Yasmany Tomas – Full disclosure!  I originally ranked Yasmany about thirty spots after this, but the more I dug in on him, the more I, uh, dug him.  Kapeesh?  Or if you saw the movie, Call Me By Your Name, ka-PEACH?!  By the way, that was my favorite movie last year, and the year before my favorite movie was Moonlight.  I’m half expecting to start listening to ABBA while enjoying it.  Tomas had a busted season last year, but he’s still in Chase, he’s still only 27 and I think he’s a 30-homer guy without killing you in average.  Call me by your name if your name is Crazy, but I like him.  I talk Yasmany in the video too.  UPDATE:  With the signing of Dyson, Diamondbacks proved their chicken about starting Yasmany for 500+ ABs.  With the signing of Souza, the Diamondbacks are saying Yasmany and Dyson can go blow their own horn.  2018 Projections:  28/12/33/.276/1 in 243 ABs

124. Jarrod Dyson – With the signing of J.D. Martinez in Boston, nearly simultaneously, without a blink of the eye, the Diamondbacks said, “Nuh-uh, you’re not going to show us up.  We’re going to sign a player that also has the initials J.D.”  UPDATE:  See 1/18th of an inch above.  Or 4 inches if reading to a girl.  2018 Projections:  25/1/21/.251/19 in 254 ABs

125. Keon Broxton – He went 20/21 last year, which is great, except it came with a .220 average and a 37.8% strikeout rate, which makes me think he’s not going to hit for a decent average at any point in his career.  His playing time isn’t so much the manager’s whims as “How’s Ryan Braun’s back holding up?”  2018 Projections:  30/10/33/.228/10 in 297 ABs

126. Austin Jackson – This is a new tier.  This tier goes until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “Holy effin’ crap, we’re finally at the end of the outfielders.”  As for Jackson, every time around this time of year, Austin Jackson is pegged the starter on a major league team, and every time around June, he’s relinquished the starting job or is injured.  Wait a second!  Carl Weathers was Action Jackson; sometimes I call Austin Jackson “Action Jackson!”  Every year Austin Jackson excites people; every time Carl Weathers is in a movie it excites me!  The excitement is short-lived because Carl Weathers is barely ever in movies, and Austin Jackson rarely keeps an everyday job.  That’s no coincidence!  2018 Projections: 48/11/53/.261/8 in 389 ABs

127. Jordan Luplow – You know what a 10/7/.245 line is?  The worst Count, because it’s bleh.  2018 Projections:  34/10/39/.245/7 in 239 ABs

128. Hunter Pence – Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Is it my 72-year-old aunt trying to throw a baseball?  No, it’s The Gangly Manbird, Hunter Pence!  If you have a category for Fuller House cameos, Hunter Pence moves way up in the rankings.  2018 Projections: 67/16/72/.262/4 in 521 ABs

129. Matt Kemp – Here’s what I said when he was traded, “Traded back to the Dodgers.   I have a sneaky suspicion that Kemp could have one more season of 32 homers this year and be the latest Zombino.  Do I have anything to back this up?  Well, I could make up reasons, but, let’s be honest, it’s more of a gut thing, and gut recognizes gut with Matt Kemp.  “Yo, is Kemp playing Kurtz in a stage play of Apocalypse Now?”  That’s someone seeing the new Kemp body shape.  Imagine he runs into Rihanna back in Los Angeles, it would be like one of those times you ran into an ex and she still looks the same and you’re a literal bean bag wearing a shirsey.  Back to Kemp, I don’t even know where he’s going to play.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Since then, the Dodgers have proactively been trying to trade Kemp.  Or Proactiv’ely, if Cameron Diaz is reading.  He could move up in the rankings if the Dodgers do move him, but his body isn’t only thing bloated, so is his contract.  2018 Projections:  32/12/41/.258/2 in 227 ABs

130. Boog Powell – Is it me or do you picture Boog Powell licking his fingers of BBQ sauce saying, “C’mon, boy, squeal like a pig,” while resembling Ned Beatty?  Meh, it’s prolly just me.  By the way, Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine?  Brother and sister.  Warren and Ned Beatty?  Not related.  Hollyweird!  As for this Boog Powell, um, yeah, well, that’s why I wasn’t talking about him.  2018 Projections:  58/9/49/.257/10 in 437 ABs

131. Brandon Nimmo – The center fielder for the Mets might hit 10 HRs, steal 6 bases and hit .240.  Are you surprised they signed Adrian Gonzalez?   2018 Projections: 54/10/62/.238/6 in 401 ABs

132. Adam Engel – With Charlie Tilson being cut in White Sox camp, it looks like they’re doing a 180 to Engel.  He’s similar to Carlos Gomez without his flashy .245 average, and more like a .205 average, i.e., he’s a destitute man’s CarGo, I will call him Glove Compartment.  2018 Projections:  54/7/48/.206/17 in 412 ABs

133. Steve Pearce – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

134. Howie Kendrick – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

135. Hernan Perez – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

136. Paulo Orlando – Hey, Mets fans, it could be worst.  You could be Royals fans.  2018 Projections: 58/9/51/.272/9 in 432 ABs

  1. Bodacious Taters says:
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    I took the “Over 120” in the OF Top 100 Razz List;;; 133: NICE, thanks.

  2. Justin says:
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    Shizz gets funky around these parts, can’t wait for pitcher ranks

    • El Marco says:
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      @Justin:
      I hear ya

  3. Brian says:
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    What are your thoughts on Christian Walker? Kid can rake and if Arizona doesn’t resign JD, a spot can open for him and he crushed PCL and hit in his brief stint last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: The Diamondbacks have three starting outfielders, and three bench outfielders in the majors already

  4. Docmcstuffins says:
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    Who you keeping? 7×7 QS, H, TB, OBP, limited to 40 player adds each season.

    Round cost in front, can keep up to 4 players. My leaguemates tend to draft weird with sometimes several pitchers going first round.

    1 – Bryant
    1 – Rizzo
    1 – Kluber
    2 – Abreu
    9 – Nola
    10 – Lo Cain
    11 – Baez
    16 – Perez
    18 – Kepler
    21 – Brinson
    21 – Giolito
    23 – Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Docmcstuffins: 1 – Bryant
      1 – Rizzo
      1 – Kluber
      2 – Abreu

      If you have a corner slot

      • Docmcstuffins says:
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        @Grey:

        Can only keep one 1st rounder

  5. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Huh, first a Hopsin reference, and now MC Lyte…. I’m beginning to suspect that you listen to the same kind of music as I do.

    Total +1

  6. El Marco says:
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    What are the chances Kepler gets platooned? I like him in points league

  7. Cram It says:
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    I love me some Brandon Nimmo, at least projecting as the Mets leadoff hitter. I don’t know what he’ll produce fantasy-wise, but dude has elite plate discipline and OBP skills and has more speed than his SB numbers would indicate.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Cram It: the mets are a disaster. What happens once conforto is back isnt nimmo going to the bench? With bruce and cespedis in the corners i think they try conforto in center again. Unless somehow Bruce ends up at first instead of a gone and dom, and lagares is benched all together or i guess if conforto never comes back… nimmo is going to find it hard to get starts.

      Signing bruce and a gone made no sense for this team.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Willy Mo: Oh I know we’re a disaster. I’m looking for hope! Conforto might not be ready when they say he’s ready. Signing Bruce was not a mistake. If Conforto comes back and Nimmo is playing well, Bruce can go to 1B. It’s a good problem to have as I see it.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: I don’t think the Mets need both Nimmo and Lagares. With Nimmo you get a guy who is better at taking walks and with Lagares you get a possible elite glove. Both have similar speed and power and it makes no sense to keep them both. They really need to trade Nimmo for Harrison.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s a solid call, Harrison helps them a lot more than Nimmo… Just play Lagares, and then Conforto returns…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: the New York Mess

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                They’re such a sad joke, that is so apparent to everyone except seemingly them

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: Funny thing is they arent that far off with an injury free year. Get Harrison and add Moose and they are right there. Moose price tag is way too high

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I mentioned this with Giancarlo (or maybe Yelich or Gordon), but every team is close, so when teams sell off like the Marlins it’s crazy… Every team should be trying to add the one player that gets them into the Wild Card

          • Cram It says:
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            @J-FOH: They don’t but Lagares has proven useless offensively. They may have a ST competition. Nimmo was in talks with Harrison and McCutch, but they didn’t want to move Nimmo.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: Nimmo can take a walk but the Mets need hits

        • El Marco says:
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          @Cram It: where would you draft Conforto? Trying to gauge the perspective of a Mets fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Nimmo reminds me of a guy who wouldn’t be started on a big market team, yet somehow the Mets are a big market team

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Hey, if Benintendi was hurt, Brock Holt would be starting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I actually considered ranking Holt, he feels like the type that is worth grabbing one or two weeks a year, but alas

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: If people are drafting an 9th OF from this list, they’re doing it wrong anyway.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are you implying you’re looking at a prospect instead?

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: I’m saying I’m not drafting any of these guys in a standard league, save for a select couple of young guys if they’re starting opening day. These are mostly 8th-11th OF’s.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha… You getting in NFBC again this year? We should get JFOH in our league, so we can beat him…

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Ha. I thought he retired because he was too good at it.

                    Probably. As much as I keep telling myself not to, I’m sure I’ll catch the bug when Razz promotes it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why wouldn’t you? You didn’t like it last year?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Cram It: Don’t have the time, but I still love the numbers. Im a consultant and lobbyist now

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Im retired

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Boo!

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: I like it. I love the draft. The in-season play can get frustrating. I think the $150 gives me pause. I guess it’s the miser in me. But I’ll get over it.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Cram It: when I scaled back and practically stopped last ear so basically over a two year time period I increased my income by 15,000 by NOT playing fantasy. I think the proof is in the the pudding

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… Gotcha, well, you have time to decide still… No presh

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What would Todd Frazier signing in COL do for you? (other than ruin our COL prospect changes)

    I know I’d be psyched 2 years ago if that happened, not sure how I feel about it now.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: GROAN. Completely agreed. Here’s hoping he returns to Yanks and leaves COL prospects alone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier seems like the stereotypical Rockies type pickup, unfortunately

      • Mind=Blown says:
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        @Grey: He still hits .215 with the Coors BABIP boost? I would say he would hit closer to .230. Why am I saying this? Because .230 still sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, maybe…. .230, yay…

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @Grey: my dear god COL is soooo stupid. mcmahon i’d bet serious money is already better than toddfather, and will be way more so once he gets playing time to get better. dahl/tapia also would have more value for the team overall if they stick desmond at 1B.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, it’s ridiculous, but they haven’t committed to Frazier yet, have they?

              • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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                @Grey: no, it was just a rotoworld rumor blurb.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

  9. captainpyper says:
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    Maybin! Steal a base steal a Taco! From 2-5pm on Nov. 1st myself and another razz reader took 14 of our high school students from our school and youth ministry to get tacos. Traveling at incredible speeds we raided 6 Taco Bells in the greater Indianapolis area. It truly was loco. The corners of my mouth bled for 2 days.

    https://twitter.com/captainpyper/status/925901699734228995

  10. knucks says:
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    I listen to the Fantrax Pods and they have a RotoWear ad that ends with “Oh my god is this shirt makin’ love to me right now?” from a Pod last year with JB. Gets me every time.

    So I started a $50 NFBC draft this AM. Was all geared up to grab Turner at 5. Had to settle on Arenado w/ eyes for Bellinger at Pick #20. That’d be sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Nice! Love me some Bellinger

  11. Fitz says:
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    I was a aboard the David Dahl bandwagon last year and got burned but I’m all about scooping him with a very late pick this year.

    • Asos Ymmas says:
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      @Fitz: agree with you, he was getting regular ABs upon his call up in 2016, and made a great impression. He struggled with a nagging injury last year, not performance related. Hard to believe the leadership and management of that franchise are ready to give up on a first round player because he tried to rush back to the field last year. Assuming the health reports are accurate, I think he easily returns mid round value for that late round pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fitz: Yeah, I have him ranked here around 300 overall

  12. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, we get to keep only two pitchers, and my A#1 is Kluber. Do you see any scenario where you would keep deGrom over Severino? I’m thinking a Kluber/Severino tandem is a pretty nice 1-2…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: I’d just go Kluber/Severino

  13. Lurker with a question says:
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    Is Derek Fisher beyond Paulo Orlando and the kidney stones of Kevin McReynolds? Or is he an oversight? Listed as Houston’s LF on many depth charts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked him, so not an oversight by me

      • Lurker with a question says:
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        @Grey: i must be blind. i’ve looked specifically for him like 3 times. thanks for all the work!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Lurker with a question: Where do you see Fisher listed as Houston’s LF? Not sure how he would break in to an outfield with Springer (.283/34), Reddick (.314/13) and Marwin Gonzalez (.303/23) – it could happen later in the year with injuries or a poor start by one of those guys, but I do not see how he can be penciled in as a starter. RosterResource does not even have him making the major league roster.

  14. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    I’m hanging onto Grichuk this year ONLY because of the following suspect hitters who then went to Sky Dome and climbed the Stairway to Fantasy Heaven …

    Jose Bautista
    Aaron Hill
    Edwin Encarnarcion
    Josh Donaldson (wasn’t a suspect bat, but work with me)
    Justin Smoak
    Randall Grichuk ????

    I also admit, there was also a suspect bat named Juan Francisco who rode Toronto’s Highway to Hell and off my dynasty roster ~

    Big ups to you Grey, you’re the best!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Racehorse: The guys on this list were all pretty awful in their first year at SkyDome and wasn’t until 2nd or 3rd that they broke out. Guess that means next year is the year to get Grichuk.

      Not counting Donaldson, he was an allstar on Oakland.

  15. Schoolboy P says:
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    Got a trade offer so I cant wait for the SP top 40 –

    $9 Bauer or $1 Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So I can’t wait for SP top 40? Huh?

      • Schoolboy P says:
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        @Grey:

        Meaning normally I would show some patience and wait for your rankings to figure this out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ll know more tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer side, it’s close

  16. Padre, Padrone says:
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    Grey
    Two dynasty questions for you. Am I offering too little here?
    Trade my Miggy for Devers
    Trade my Lamb for Happ

    Muchas gracias, Friar Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely too little, but try them

      • Padre, Padrone says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’ll adjust my offers.
        By the way, since some of us (a lot of us, if I go by evidence) comment while under the influence, I wonder if you might field some questions…

        How often do you dispense fantasy advice while less than 100% sober? Have you ever just said “wtf..I don’t care…pick a player” to some questions?

        I only ask because you are so diligent about answering so many queries…I can’t imagine having the patience to do it all sober.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t been drunk in over a year, prolly… I don’t drink much (obviously)…

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Padre, Padrone: being really drunk might affect typing (it does to me) but not the answers he’d think out of his head.

  17. Dubs23 says:
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    Trade thought: A $46 Rizzo who is 2b eligible or a $30 Grienke? I already have Schoop at 2b but I could move him to MI and I have Abreu at 1st.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, though size of league could matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are great prices, btw

      • Dubs23 says:
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        @Grey: 12 team league. People seem to be keeping a lot of high price guys this year and pitching is going to be scarce. I also have Castillo, Weaver, Godley, Wacha for a combined $11 if thats helpful.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need to keep another SP, but don’t know what hitters you’re keeping

          • Dubs23 says:
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            @Grey: If I got Rizzo I would keep Rizzo $46, Abreu $30, Schoop $7, K Davis $7, and then either Olson $2 or E Rosario $2. I also have Contreras $18, A Rosario $1, Story $13.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds decent

              • Dubs23 says:
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                @Grey: Preference on Olson, the Rosario’s, Contreras, Story if I can only pick one. Do you agree with keeping the other guys?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t know all your options, but those keepers seem okay… Story would be my last choice

                  • Dubs23 says:
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                    @Grey: Last choice as in final keeper to total 9 or he would be the last person you would ever choose based on the names I gave you (Olson, A Rosario, E Rosario, Contreras, Story). I am trying to move Gennett for Snell. We will see how that goes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like Eddie Rosario

  18. cabron says:
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    Funny how hard peoples opinions vary on guys. For example Kiermaier is 41st average outfielder off the board, and I think that might be a tad high, but I’m scooping him up around pick 200 every single time if he is still there. Same with Souza (44th)…and I am not a Rays fan. I just see what Souza’s 30-16 post hype breakout last year, and Kiermaier’s 20-20 projection and can’t help but buy them every chance I get.

    Doing a lot of Teoscar/Grichuk pairings late in drafts to see who falls into favor early. One of those two is going to put up big value. Leonys Martin is another sagnof whose likely going to get a lot of at bats and is only 1 year removed from a 15-24 year. and Also Jose Martinez 114 wtf?? Mostly I just like to come here to get advice and disagree. That’s half the fun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see no way Teoscar starts the year with the club over Grichuk…Jose Martinez is being projected by others for a 15/6/.280 season if he gets a full season

      • cabron says:
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        @Grey: Yea, i mean Grichuk is going to be the starter but if Teoscar hits, he plays.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, but don’t see it without an injury

  19. Martin Ellinger says:
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    Where is Carlos Gonzalez ranked? I can’t find him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he on a team yet? If he signs as a backup somewhere, he likely won’t be ranked…

      • Martin Ellinger says:
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        @Grey: Wow. Any reason why? What if he signs as a starter?

        • Martin Ellinger says:
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          @Martin Ellinger: Dude was very useful in 2015 and 2016.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then I’ll rank him

  20. birrrdy! says:
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    You really hate CarGo. That’s just being mean at this point…

  21. The Vaporizers says:
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    Hey Grey, loving the videos and hope they continue weekly throughout the season!

    Also, who do you like best of of this group:

    Yu Darvish
    Luis Castillo
    Aaron Nola
    Lance McCullers

    And how close he is to your 2nd choice. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Going over starters tomorrow…

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Grey:

        Awesome, I forgot, Big Papi is retired so no one cares about DH’s anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s only one guy with DH eligibility with a starting job, can you name him?

          • The Vaporizers says:
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            @Grey:

            I was thinking Pujols, but looks like he had 6 starts at 1B last season. Hmmmmmmm, did Billy Butler find a perfectly fitting sports bra and is now making a comeback this season????

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope!

              • The Vaporizers says:
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                @Grey:
                Victor Martinez and/or Brandon Moss?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bingo! V-Mart… I think he’s the only DH with a job and only DH eligibility

                  • Gigorilla says:
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                    Cruz- 5 games in OF 2017.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  22. Bo Tanning says:
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    Yo Gray, does my reading suck (very possible) or did Eloy not make it into your OF rankings at all?

  23. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    seeing the andrus blurb, and anybody who has similar taste buds to me and has tried smack would say that’s a really fun mix (not meant as an argument FOR andrus though)

  24. Crime Dog says:
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    Man Steamer does not like Rendon this year. 79 RBIs and 76 runs hitting in the middle of the nats lineup? odd…

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Crime Dog: i’m looking at it right now and it shows 84.5/82.2 in 618 PA.

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Harrow: I’m looking at it right now and I see what CD sees. Either way, both of those are wrong!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cram, you on the Rendon train again?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Oh hell yeah. If I wasn’t a Mets fan, he might be my favorite player. He needs to spend less than half his games in the 6th hole though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              In that lineup, 6th doesn’t kill my enthusiasm, but I’m guessing he hits cleanup

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Doesn’t kill it, no. But hitting cleanup would certainly boost his Runs/RBI’s as opposed to 6th.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Will be between him and Zimmerman, and I’m taking Rendon in that competition

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: I have no idea. Isn’t it Eaton, Trea, Harper, Murphy in some order top 4? Knowing Dusty, he’ll leave Zim in the middle.

                    • Grey

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                      Dusty’s gone… Eaton, Turner, Bryce, Rendon, Murphy, Zimm, my guess

                    • Jensen says:
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                      @Cram It: yeeeeeeeeees. Take this lineup and inject it straight into my veins! As someone who owns Rendon, Trea, and Robles in a dynasty this is my actual drug.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. I have some catching up to do. Between skills and L/R that makes more sense. Hopefully non-Dusty has it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nationals manager is Dave Martinez because he promised not to do anything.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: i meant the steamer/rudy on this site, i wasn’t looking at steamer alone (i don’t even know where to find that)

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Harrow: Gotcha. Those still feel low to me.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Cram It: feel low to me too, so low i went to check what crime dog was seeing, low-mid 80’s on both runs/rbi’s. i figured maybe with his injury past it was assuming low at bats, but nope, 618 PA isn’t low.

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @The Harrow: I was just looking at fangraphs steamer projections. Looks like depth charts also has 84/82 Harrow…..but yeah I would think if healthy all year, no way he doesn’t get around 100 RBIs and maybe 90 runs, which I think is about what Grey had him for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t agree

  25. Andre 3000 says:
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    Re: breakouts that aren’t bad —

    Andy Dufresne

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  26. El Marco says:
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    Which guy is most likely to jump up a tier next year similar to those you mentioned in the beginning of the post? Unless I missed that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Altherr, but he needs a starting job… Maybe Robles if he plays… I go over my thoughts for each player in the blurbs…

      • El Marco says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        what an interesting concept!

  27. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    So, Grey how many words ya up to so far? Haha. Well,I expect pitchers will near double it. Can’t wait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, prolly pushing 50,000 words

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        @Grey: Ha! I read them all but I gotta admit I skimmed today with most of these bums.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  28. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    interesting point made in the swanson dinners blurb. if a team had a player on a really bad contract and did want to get out of it, would it be possible to get caught doing some kind of illegal payment of said player, all disgused to get that player thrown off the team on purpose? or would they have to pay the same amount of total contract money anyway (probably the case)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like how you’re thinking!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mets fans should do this with their entire lineup minus Yoenis and Conforto “Hello, this is Fred Wilpon, and I illegally bought Adrian Gonzalez. Please fine me, and get him off our team.”

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: it’s like the old g.costanza bit about when trying to dump a girlfriend claiming you are gay (but it’s way too late for that to work) rather than having her get upset and having a fight about it.

        meanwhile, back in the SS post somebody made mention of an old commenter no longer around who wrote really long posts that contained a lot of references to literature. later somebody showed up saying it was Ghost of the Disappeared. this sounds exactly correct.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah! Ghost of the Disappeared! Haha

  29. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey my man, king of animation…

    Keepers looking like

    Bats: Desmond, Odor, Devers, C Taylor, G Torres
    Pitching: Sale, J Gray, Salazar, L Castillo, Diaz, Osuna

    Figured I’d go after bats with the collection of early picks I amassed while the rest go prospects and Pitching

    I did get offered The Judge and Sonny Gray for Sale and Dahl/Brinson

    Should I do the trade? (15 teams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a decent trade for you

  30. Brian says:
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    Thanks Grey Appreciate the rankings & comments. Can’t wait for the pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  31. chenry16 says:
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    What do you think is the best way to get my predictions, rankings, and writeups out there on a public platform? Love your stuff Grey!

  32. Crime Dog says:
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    Does anyone know why roto ranks and head to heads ranks would be vastly different? I’m looking at ESPN and they have separate rankings for roto and H2H. I’ve never played roto, but I know how it works, but maybe I am missing something. For instance, Nelson Cruz is #28 overall in roto ESPN ranks but 48 in H2H. How can he be that different if it’s the same categories and he has the same position elig. in both?

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @Crime Dog: in general there simply shouldn’t be differences like that EXCEPT for guy who’ll
      1. go through massive cold streaks from time to time (lamb’s 2nd halves, wil myers etc)
      2. guys who gets injured quite often, but still end seasons with often similar stats or who should be projected for similar stats.
      3. in general, guys who have major weaknesses in certain categories (dee gordon, b.hamilton, gallo for non OBP/OPS)
      4. guys who for some reason or another will either tire out (i.e. old generally) or won’t be playing for h2h playoffs (mostly young pitchers)

      if anybody has 1 or more of those against him he should be weaker for h2h leagues. while it’s certainly possible to have a good roster with a guy who does one or more of those, it’s easier to do well having balanced guys that don’t get hurt as much, and are playing in september (and well). cruz i’m guessing the fear is that he’s old so he’ll either tire or get hurt by september, with possible assumption that he’ll get more days off anyway if SEA isn’t in playoff picture. all that being said 20 spots is nutballs over exaggeration here.

  33. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    in the OZUNA blurb this isn’t touched on NEARLY enough, while it’s opposite is often assumed. a guy caught cheating is somehow MORE likely to not be cheating in the future. in what F’ing world does that make sense. there’s a faulty assumption underlying this thought, it’s that guys who cheat:
    1. generally get caught
    2. getting caught will scare them into not cheating in the future.

    and not giving nearly enough credence to the extreme likelihood of guys often being able to get away with cheating either all the time or a lot of the time. braun and others clearly figured out if you are willing to spend on top of the line enhancements they can get past the tests. this might cost in the quarter million range or more to do so, but it’s clearly done a lot. if a guy is caught it means he’s done it at least once, and very likely WAY more than once. those are the same type of people MORE likely to be doing it in the future, not LESS. this last part is just basic logic and psychology at work here too.

  34. Cub Fan says:
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    Where is Cargo?

  35. Ant says:
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    Buxton or Acuna in a dynasty league where you can keep a player indefinitely. I have both rostered, I love Buxton but Acuna looks even better. Which would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

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