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With these top 100 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball, I’ve finished our (my) 2018 fantasy baseball rankings for positions.  Still coming will be a top 100 overall and top 500 to see how all the positions mesh together like your mesh Redskins jersey that meshes with your burgundy sweatpants.  Trust me, when you see how long this post is, you’ll be glad I kept this intro short.  As always, my projections are included, and where I see tiers starting and stopping.  If you want an explanation of tiers, go back to the top 10 overall and start this shizz all over again.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball:

81. Eduardo Rodriguez – This tier started in the top 80 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes from here until Pivetta.  I called this tier, “Imagine a St. Bernard with his head out the window, his name is Caution.”  Strikeouts are so insane right now that I looked at Eduardo Rodriguez’s 9.8 K/9 and thought I had an “in” to this blurb.  I sorted all pitchers last year for K/9 expecting to see Eduardo Rodriguez near the top.  Okay, at least top 5… Maybe top 7?  Hmm… *runs finger down computer screen because I read with my finger*  Top 10?  Definitely top 15, right?  I mean, a 9.8 K/9 is nothing to sneeze at unless you’re allergic to great K-rates.  Dizzamn, Eduardo Rodriguez’s K/9 was only the 20th best K/9 last year?  That is gizzoofy.  Due to a rounding error, there were 29 pitchers last year with a 9+ K/9.  There were 23 in 2016; 22 in 2015; in 2014, Eduardo Rodriguez’s K/9 would’ve been the 7th best in the majors.  It’s almost like the Guatemalans, who are tightly sewing the baseballs without any oversight from Our Commissioner Manfred, are also causing the ball to dipsy and/or doodle away from hitters at exactly 59 feet.  Or Rob Manfred is Etch-A-Sketch’ing baseballs into a circle curve at 59 feet or leaving meatballs for hitters to hit 440 feet.  Not saying it’s happening, but it’s happening.  Last year, Ed-Rod had six wins in 24 starts with a 4.19 ERA.  Not the greatest ERA, but Trevor Bauer had a 4.19 ERA last year and 17 wins.  If Rodriguez had 17 wins last year, he would’ve been a top 30 starter in 2017.  So, why is he ranked way down here?  Injured, might be out until June/July, you need to check his knee before drafting him.  Boo, work for you to do!  2018 Projections:  7-3/3.84/1.26/105 in 98 IP

82. Luiz Gohara – This offseason I said about Scott Kazmir, “Kazmir is currently slated to hold the 5th starter job in the Braves’ rotation, and, around March 18th, he will hand that job to Luiz Gohara.”  And that’s me quoting me!  So, with Gohara, you might be drafting your first guy who doesn’t even make a major league rotation, but Steamer absolutely loves him this year — 9.8 K/9, 3.72 ERA, and projecting him for 130 IP, while giving the aforementioned on the previously mentioned tip Kazmir a sad 27 IP.  So, what could go wrong with Gohara?  Meh, how about what could go right?  He throws 96-100 MPH, he had a 12+ K/9 in Triple-A, in the majors his BB/9 was 2.5, he’s going to face the Mets and Marlins a bunch of times, okay, if this string of positives goes on any longer, I’m going to move him into my top 20 starter post.  2018 Projections:  6-3/4.03/1.33/116 in 111 IP

83. Mike Montgomery – Best case scenario for Montgomery is a Kenta Maeda-type year.  Worst case scenario, Montgomery runs over your dog, sleeps with your girlfriend and finishes your 18-year-old Fudgie the Whale Carvel ice cream cake you were saving in your freezer for your 30th birthday.  “I was saving the spout for when I moved out of mother’s house!”  That’s you screaming at the heavens.  Most realistic scenario, Montgomery is a decent third fantasy starter for fifteen starts, while bouncing to the bullpen for another 40 IP.  2018 Projections: 9-6/3.54/1.23/112 in 138 IP

84. Kyle Gibson – I remembered how amazing Gibson’s 2nd half was last year, then I realized my memory is not as good as it used to be and Gibson’s 2nd half was decent, but amazing needs to lower its subjectiveness about five octaves.  2018 Projections: 11-11/4.02/1.38/134 in 182 IP

85. Erasmo Ramirez – Quick note about this tier.  I will go over this more when I post all my pitching pairings, but just a quick note.  In 12 team leagues, if you draft more than one guy in this tier, you have too much upside and you’re going to drop at least half of your pitching staff by mid-April or you will lose.  With that said!   Erasmo feels pretty similar to Montgomery in expectations — Erasmontgomery?  Actually, yes, exactly Erasmontgomery.  A 140-ish IP, 7.3-ish K/9, bouncing to bullpen on occasion-ish.  Erasmo can ish it out, if you can take it.  2018 Projections: 7-6/3.78/1.23/114 in 135 IP

86. Mike Foltynewicz – Expecting to draft Faultynewwirewitz in at least one NL-Only league.  Love his stuff — 95 MPH fastball, improved curve and slider.  Also, in mixed leagues, I am expecting to drop him within two days of his 1st start of the year.  That’s most of these guys though.  If any of these guys have a great April, they’ll stay on my team.  A bad first start and I might be moving on immediately, Fauxsinewywitz included.  2018 Projections: 9-11/4.17/1.39/155 in 162 IP

87. Sean Newcomb – Okay, yes, I’m going to be drafting a bunch of Braves starters this year, just to face the Mets and Marlins.  Watch Newcomb and Faultytowerswitz give up all of Asdrubal’s homers this year.  Likely outcome for Newcomb this year, some absolute dazzlers.  Maybe a month or two of them.  Then some uneven flophouse sweats, a drop or two to waivers, and next year he becomes all that and the vending machine unhooks two bags of Doritos for the price of one.  (Full disclosure:  I re-peeped Pitchspector Ralph’s Sean Newcomb pitching outlook from last year, and it got me pretty jazz-handed.)  His command is all that’s holding him back right now, and that usually takes a couple of years to come around, which is based on no actual data.  “Oh God, why did you mention my father?!”  That’s you misreading ‘no actual data.’  2018 Projections:  7-10/4.22/1.43/166 in 157 IP

88. Josh Hader – Do I know whether or not he’s going to be in the rotation?  Not sure–*looks at Brewers’ rotation*  Oh, I mean, yeah, Hader better be in the rotation.  Otherwise, they’re damn fools.  2018 Projections:  7-7/3.61/1.30/129 in 105 IP

89. Jerad Eickhoff – On one hand, if guys in this tier repeat last year, you’re looking at around a collective 4.75 ERA.  On the other hand, guys in this tier have had seasons of around 3.60 ERA or lower.  On a third hand that is actually Hamburger Helper, Eickhoff had his season cut short last year due to nerve irritation in his hand.  I wonder how Jer-khoff irritated his hand.  2018 Projections: 9-10/3.97/1.29/156 in 172 IP

90. Nick Pivetta – As I did these rankings, I bounced Pivetta between every tier, going from unwanted tier back to wanted tier.  Finally, I landed on my favorite tier of this post, because he had a 9.5 K/9 with a 94 MPH fastball (that he couldn’t throw for strikes).  In reality (for fantasy), we’re super late here and I’d take a flyer on Pivetta.  2018 Projections:  10-9/4.18/1.34/154 in 149 IP

91. Zack Wheeler – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Norris.  I call this tier, “Autumn specials.”  I call these guys autumn specials because one thing they know well is how to leave you.  Leave you!  Get it?  Leaf you?  No?  Okay.  This tier is filled with guys who you will start at least fifteen times this year in your weekly league only for them to hit the DL on a Tuesday.  Like I’ll say for Matz below, before I ranked or projected Wheeler, I did a ten minute Goog sesh trying to figure out if Wheeler is healthy.  From what I can gather, he is, for now.  By the way, I was at the NY Daily News looking through a report that was titled, “Mets and Yankee Injury Notes.”  No lie, of the 700 words, Mets took up 680 words, and the Yankees had one line.  And it’s only February!  2018 Projections: 6-8/3.89/1.35/99 in 104 IP

92. Ervin Santana – There’s good news and bad news for Ervin.  The good news is there’s not much good news, so we can get right to the bad news.  He’s walking a tightrope of 7 K/9, 2.5 BB/9 and a redonk BABIP.  What I’d guess is gonna happen is Ervin, who has two straight years of ERAs of 3.38 and 3.28, will once again defy all odds and have a productive season, but I’ll be damned if I’m going in on him now and getting burned with the long awaited regression.  UPDATE:  Will miss the month of April with a debridement procedure of his middle finger.  See, and I’d like to debride my ring finger.  2018 Projections:  9-8/3.87/1.22/111 in 138 IP

93. Anthony DeSclafani – Went the PRP injection route this past season instead old school surgery.  There’s been talk this offseason that PRP is a perfectly acceptable option with solid results.  I’m not convinced yet.  Tanaka is somewhat a success, but who knows how well he’d be pitching if he had Tommy John?  Garrett Richards pitched well last year, but only threw 27 2/3 IP last year, so I’d say it’s too early to call him a success.  Andrew Heaney had a PRP injection, waited a bunch of time, it didn’t work, and needed Tommy John anyway.  Then, there’s the best case for PRP injection:  Bartolo Colon, who had the injection back in, like, 1942.  Maybe the answer for pitchers is to just put on 300 pounds of ass.  My take so far is PRP injections sideline pitchers for six months, so why not just do the extra six months with Tommy John?  Either way, this late it’s worth a flyer on DeSclafani, but I’m half expecting him to throw less than 40 innings this year.  2018 Projections: 5-7/3.65/1.27/80 in 96 IP

94. Brandon Finnegan –  This whole tier is stacking up to be “projected for 25 to 175 IP this year,” huh?  Finnegan didn’t throw a pitch after June 26th.  No big whoop, I didn’t either.  Then again, I’m not a pitcher.  Finnegan had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, and says he should be good to go in the spring.  Though, after he said “good to go,” he paused for ten seconds and continued, “…to Carl’s Jr.”  So, he might be pulling a fast one on us.  He should be able to pitch 25 to 175 IP this year.  2018 Projections: 5-6/3.72/1.31/91 in 104 IP

95. Nathan Karns – Wouldn’t shock me to see Karns finally break out and make good on the payload he’s hinted at in the past.  Also, wouldn’t shock me to see him throw 65 IP this year with five starts and file a class action suit against the world for how poorly his career has been handled.  “Can I get in on that?”  That’s former Yankees prospect Brien Taylor.  2018 Projections:  8-8/4.12/1.31/109 in 104 IP

96. Daniel Norris – …and that’s the story of how this tier devolved into a story about the Ghosts of Past Sleepers.  Norris has some past stats we can point to for why he’s going to break out, but, due to an arcane labor union teamster law, I can’t use a cherrypicker.  2018 Projections: 8-13/4.19/1.42/137 in 154 IP

97. CC Sabathia – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Moore.  I call this tier, “Was this the worst offseason ever for baseball trading?”  Yes, it was.  Bunch of the guys in this tier were discussed this offseason, then there’s a few vets who just fit in this tier of old jokers.  As for CC, here’s what I said this offseason, “(Sabathia) re-signed with the Yankees.  Obvious, SRWMWGAFFFB.  Ya know, Solid Real World Move, Who Gives An Eff For Fantasy Baseball.  But wait, he had a 3.69 ERA last year!  But wait wait, he had a 7.3 K/9 and 120 Ks.  Snooze, ya lose.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2018 Projections: 10-9/4.24/1.31/130 in 158 IP

98. Felix Hernandez – *wavy lines signaling a dream sequence*  The Barefoot Contessa leans down and whispers, “Bartolo Colon has aged better than you.”  Then the Barefoot Contessa eats a quesadilla and says, “I’m pregnant with Bartolo’s 18th child.”  *Felix shoots up in bed, sweaty*  Felix gets his bearings, “I must’ve fell asleep while eating and watching the Food Network.”  Then Felix turns to see The Barefoot Contessa in bed with him, and she purrs.  *wavy lines ending the dream sequence*  This was the beginning of the Black Mirror episode where we realize Felix Hernandez is no longer a good pitcher, due to technology, and multiple dreams within a dream.  2018 Projections: 10-8/4.21/1.32/131 in 151 IP

99. Brandon McCarthy – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Sent to the Braves as the main piece in the Braves/Dodgers’ trade (I giggled a little when I wrote ‘main piece’ in case you can’t get sarcasm).  McCarthy in the Land of the Braves is an affront to lefty-leaning, pinkos everywhere.  Though, lefties in the NL East might rejoice.”  And that’s me copying and pasting me!  2018 Projections:  5-8/4.39/1.26/109 in 133 IP

100. Joe Musgrove – Here’s what I said this offseason, “(Musgrove) went the other way in the Gerrit Cole trade, along with Colin Moran.  Hmm, the Pirates do seem like a bunch of Morans with this trade.  Musgrove has a 92 MPH fastball and five pitches he throws.  His best pitch is a slider, and he is only 25, so maybe he can surprise with a 9+ K/9 and 2-ish BB/9 like he had in the minors.  Since he bounced between the bullpen and rotation last year, I doubt he can throw more than 130 IP this year.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2018 Projections:  6-7/4.08/1.29/109 in 124 IP

101. Clayton Richard – Swear to God, I strongly debated putting Richard above F-Her, then I thought to myself, “Are you really debating Clayton Richard?”  And that sent me into an existential shame spiral about what my life has become.  2018 Projections: 10-11/4.03/1.37/141 in 187 IP

102. Jhoulys Chacin – Here’s what I said this offseason, “(Chacin) signed with the Brewers.  That should be great for the opening series in San Diego, and then terrible for the entire rest of the season.  Serious question, do major league teams not have data like home/away splits to look at?”  And that’s me–Well, you know.  2018 Projections: 9-11/4.51/1.41/143 in 172 IP

103. Mike Fiers – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Signed with the Tigers.  As FDR once said about his fantasy team, “Only thing to fear is Mike Fiers and his 5.22 ERA in 2017.”  That’s pretty prescient, FDR.  Too bad FDR did know to poke his cane in Jonas Salk’s butt to get him working on a polio vaccine quicker.  Fiers did up his Ks last year to 8.6 K/9, but with an 89 MPH fastball, and, at the age of 32, he’s barely ownable in the deepest of leagues.”  And that’s moi quoting moi *chef’s kiss*  2018 Projections: 7-13/4.64/1.40/153 in 168 IP

104. Matt Moore – Here’s what I said this offseason, “(Moore was) traded to the Rangers.  Here’s a glimpse into the Rangers’ front office:

“How can we make Cole HamelsMartin PerezMike Minor and Doug Fister look like a solid rotation?”
“How about for our 5th starter we throw a scarecrow dressed as Kenny Rogers?”
“Singer or ex-Rangers pitcher?”
“Hmm…Singer?”
“Nah, fans won’t go for it.”
“Wait, I know!  Trade for Matt Moore!”  And that’s me quoting a facetious conversation!  By the by, later on in the offseason, the Rangers figured out a way to even make Moore look good, sign Bartolo.  2018 Projections: 8-11/4.67/1.41/139 in 162 IP.

105. Matt Shoemaker – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until De Leon.  I call this tier, “Ultimate frisbee out the window.”  If the earlier tier of upside pitchers was a dog named Caution hanging his head out the window, this tier is tossing a frisbee out the window and the dog chases it.  As for Shoemaker, he was a popular sleeper last year (not by me; actually, I don’t know by who, I’m guessing someone called him a sleeper), and The Cobbler ended up throwing 77 2/3 IP, while being shut down for radial nerve surgery in his forearm.  Now he says he’s ready to go this spring.  I’m sure he’ll hold up, as long as he’s not using his right arm to do the holding.  2018 Projections:  8-3/4.41/1.29/91 in 101 IP

106. Jose Urena – Going for him:  he had a 1.27 WHIP and 3.82 ERA last year in 170 innings.  Going against him: a 6 K/9 and 5+ K/9’s in the minors.  Woof.  2018 Projections: 9-11/3.98/1.30/126 in 191 IP

107. Carlos Rodon – Will be starting the year late after having shoulder surgery.  I like to call shoulder surgery, “I’m not drafting him surgery,” but I guess if it’s late enough, you’re taking a DL flyer on Rodon.  2018 Projections:  4-8/4.48/1.38/102 in 105 IP

108. Steven Matz – You know what I don’t love?  How people who enjoy winter insist on telling everyone they enjoy winter.  Cool, I’ll hand-stitch you a Frosty the Snowman badge of honor.  What I also don’t love is how before drafting Matz, you need to Google, “Is Matz’s arm still attached to body?”  That makes me not want to draft Matz.  Also, the elbow surgery he had last year.  2018 Projections:  5-5/4.49/1.38/81 in 103 IP

109. Reynaldo Lopez – Not a great sign when I look at a player’s stats for a few minutes and nothing jumps out at me as a positive.  Lopez’s average fast ball was 95 MPH, and his K/9 was 5.7.  I didn’t bother researching if that’s the worst K-rate ever for someone with a 95 MPH fastball, but I’m gonna say it is, and I’m going to believe it like it’s true.  2018 Projections: 6-12/4.54/1.41/109 in 131 IP

110. Matt Harvey – “Can I get in that class action suit if it’s mostly my fault why my career was ruined?”  That’s Harvey consulting with Nate Karns.  2018 Projections:  6-7/4.42/1.44/91 in 112 IP

111. Brad Peacock – Before Gerrit Cole’s trade to the Astros, I had Peacock in the top 35 for starters, writing this, “Bit like Morton in the late bloomer category, but Peacock’s bloomage came at age 29 vs. his 30’s.  Or maybe that’s plumage.  For pitchers with 130 IP, Peacock had the 7th best K/9 at 11.  Way to turn up the dial!  He also had the 2nd worst walk rate in that group with a 3.9.  He also had the 7th best FIP, though his xFIP was a bit higher because of suppressing of homers.  There’s a chance that continues, since Peacock was 2nd in the majors behind Keuchel for weak contact generated, and only four pitchers better than Morton. Whatever the Astros are feeding their starters, who were once garbage, it’s working.  Maybe they’re feeding them garbage, in a two negatives make a positive type scenario.  While Peacock does fit in with his teammates, he sounds like a tag team partner of Koko B. Ware.”  And that’s me wistfully thinking about Peacock!   Also, prior to the trade, his projections were:  12-6/3.62/1.21/173 in 154 IP.  Now:  2018 Projections: 7-3/3.03/1.18/108 in 91 IP

112. Collin McHugh – What size chicken-skin condom do you wear?  McHuuuuuugh!  Wait, what?  Wrong tier!  Last year, McHugh only threw 63 1/3 IP, but he had a 8.8 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 3.55 ERA.  Great, tremendous, adjective!  However, he missed the majority of the season with an elbow impingement.  However, Part II:  However It Goes, he looked fine when he returned in the 2nd half.  There’s some serious ifs on McHugh, like if he’s in the rotation, but I have to think Morton, Peacock, McCullers or Keuchel don’t make it out of March healthy.  There’s also a real chance here you might be drafting a long man out of the bullpen.  2018 Projections:   9-4/3.53/1.26/104 in 109 IP

113. Jose De Leon – If the Rays said, “Yes, we’re cheap AF but we will be going with De Leon this year for 160 IP instead of dicking around everyone by trying to throw Eovaldi for 100 IP,” I’d move De Leon up about thirty spots in the rankings, but you know what the Rays are actually going to say, “De Leon could’ve won the rotation spot, but we were more impressed with Eovaldi who has a 6.30 ERA in the spring.”  2018 Projections: 5-6/4.29/1.41/89 in 85 IP

114. Tom Koehler – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here Hahn.  I call this tier, “Better/not better judgment prevails.”  My better judgment has me ranking these guys around 400 overall.  My not-better judgment has me actually a little bit interested in these guy in deep leagues.  As for Koehler, he might only get 70 IP as a long man out of the pen, but the Dodgers always produce 5th guy in the rotation-types who are solid matchup guys.  2018 Projections: 7-3/3.65/1.29/77 in 84 IP

115. Michael Kopech – I almost didn’t rank him, and, if I were following Steamer pitcher projections, I wouldn’t have.  However, we’re late, and a flyer is a flyer is a, uh, I forget what I was saying.  Any hoo!  I guarantee if he’s promoted at any point, I will be screaming for you to pick him up.  2018 Projections: 5-3/3.56/1.31/89 in 83 IP

116. Walker Buehler – I’m gonna be all over Buehler when he’s called up like Rooney was all over Buehler and 12-year-olds.  To read more, he made Prospector Ralph’s top 50 fantasy baseball prospects.  2018 Projections:  4-2/3.33/1.18/75 in 63 IP

117. JC Ramirez – If Heaney, Shoemaker, Richards, Skaggs and Ohtani are healthy, Ramirez may not have a starting job.  Then again, Heaney, Shoemaker, Richards, Skaggs and Ohtani are all degrees of already injury.  2018 Projections: 9-4/3.88/1.29/104 in 138 IP

118. Tyler Skaggs – There’s safer guys below for innings, as I will discuss in Graveman’s blurb, but Skaggs is projected by Steamer for 154 IP and an 8+ K/9.  But, Part II:  Baby Love Buts, Skaggs has never thrown more than 113 IP in any major league season and that was four years ago.  2018 Projections: 8-4/3.77/1.34/101 in 115 IP

119. Tyler Glasnow – No, I’m not just ranking pitchers reverse alphabetically by their first name, but I may as well be.   2018 Projections: 4-6/3.60/1.34/87 in 79 IP

120. Jack Flaherty – Know how you know (you let me down, thesaurus) when you have a good organization?  When I’m ranking guys who have little chance of making the rotation.  For what it’s Werth, Prospector Ralph listed Flaherty in his top 100 prospects for 2018 fantasy baseball.  2018 Projections:  5-2/3.47/1.27/74 in 82 IP

121. Tyson Ross – Signed a minor league contract with the Padres.  No guarantee to make the team, but in crazy deep leagues, where you’re drafting him, it’s not a bad move to assume any pitcher smart enough to sign a deal to pitch in Petco is smart enough to figure out how to throw 140 IP in the majors this year.  2018 Projections: 5-7/4.41/1.38/103 in 136 IP

122. Erick Fedde – His ERA last year was 9.39, i.e., Fedde Whop!  I doubt Fedde Whop will even see the rotation for much more than 100 IP, good eye or bad.  2018 Projections:  4-6/4.14/1.26/84 in 101 IP

123. Marco Gonzales – There will be guys I didn’t rank from the Mariners’ rotation who will get more innings, but, well, Mike Leake?  I just vomited in my mouth, spit out said vomit and it spelled on my floor, “Don’t rank Leake.”  2018 Projections: 5-3/4.26/1.32/76 in 94 IP

124. Jesse Hahn – Yo, Jesse Hahn throws 94 MPH!  Dot dot dot.  Nathan Eovaldi throws 97 MPH and sucks.  What’s your point?  Damn, Dot Dot Dot, you got me there.  Well, I’m not completely burned out by Hahn yet, but close.  With his trade to the Royals, he’ll now have to compete with Karns and Junis for a rotation spot and will begin to listen to more Lorde.  2018 Projections:  7-9/4.25/1.41/108 in 134 IP

125. Kendall Graveman – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the end of the list.  I call this tier, “Odds and ends, and by ‘ends’ I mean lots of ass.”  A lot of the guys in this tier will get some innings, but at what cost?!  I said that last line while shaking my fist at the heavens as frogs rained down.  As for Graveman, ultimate mediOAKer pitcher.  2018 Projections: 9-13/4.05/1.36/110 in 177 IP

126. Jharel Cotton – Maybe it’s a word association thing, but Cotton reminds me that I feel like I’m picking through crap for starters.  2018 Projections:  7-12/4.34/1.38/132 in 148 IP

127. Jake Junis – As mentioned previously, I write players names down, then erase ones that I don’t think deserve a blurb and leave guys who I think are worth ranking.  Well, with Junis, I’m not sure what I was thinking.  Can’t be his 91 MPH fastball or 7.4 K/9.  Maybe it was his projected 170 innings by Steamer.  *shrugs*  Whatevs.   Five ladies and gentlemen, Jake Junis, the Whatevs man!  2018 Projections: 8-11/4.21/1.26/129 in 158 IP

128. Dillon Peters – This is hilarious, “Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Wei-Yin Chen officially informed the Marlins on Sunday that he will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.”  I.e., he’ll stay with the club since he’s owed $60 million, oh, and he has a torn UCL in his pitching elbow.  He’s not opting out of that?  No way!  Any hoo!  That should keep Dillon Peters in the rotation for as many innings as he can throw, for better or worse.  Actually, worse is Adam Conley, Odrisamer Despaigne, Justin Nicolino, Jacob Turner and whoever else the Marlins put on the mound.  2018 Projections: 7-13/4.23/1.27/109 in 137 IP

129. Jason Hammel – As kinda alluded to in the Junis blurb, these pitchers I felt obligated to rank, not exactly inspired to rank.  2018 Projections: 10-13/4.39/1.38/142 in 172 IP

130. Matt Bush – You, “Wait, so is this relievers and starters?”  Me, “No, the Rangers are saying Bush will start.”  You in three days after not reading this blurb, “Wait, so is this relievers and starters?”  Me, “Grr.”  You three days after that, “Do you think Matt Bush will start?”  2018 Projections: 5-6/3.95/1.38/74, 5 saves in 66 IP

131. Marco Estrada – For the 2nd straight year, Estrada’s Ks — Ponch-outs? — went up but his command — C.H.I.P.S.? — went down.  If you can tell me what Estrada’s going to do this year, I believe you know, but I don’t trust you.  Sorry, we can still be Facebook friends, since I don’t like most of my FB friends anyway.  2018 Projections:  12-9/4.68/1.39/173 in 181 IP

132. Tyler Chatwood – *checks Chatwood’s splits*  He’s better at home?  That’s helpful in a not very helpful way.  10-8/4.24/1.29/143 in 162 IP

133. German Marquez – *checks Marquez’s splits*  German Marquez knows how to do home/away splits.  Figures for someone who sounds like a Nazi who fled to Argentina.  2018 Projections:  11-10/4.31/1.33/158 in 171 IP

134. Ivan Nova – He had two straight seasons of 4.17 ERA and lower, with around a 6.8 K/9.  Not surprisingly, when I wrote that, balloons didn’t drop from my ceiling.  2018 Projections: 10-8/4.21/1.27/127 in 174 IP

135. Matthew Boyd – Flavor Flav owns him every year so he can name his fantasy team, “Yeah Boyd!!!”  What’s your excuse?  2018 Projections: 8-13/4.54/1.48/133 in 169 IP

136. Robert Stephenson – Maybe it was the horror show that “The Cheese” Sal Romano and Rookie “Sophomore” Davis inflicted on me last year, but outside of Castillo I’m so out on Reds starters this year.  2018 Projections:  9-10/4.54/1.44/143 in 142 IP

137. Jordan Zimmermann – At a certain point as I was ranking these guys, I started to think, “Why am I bothering to rank these guys?”  That’s how good they are!  2018 Projections: 9-14/4.70/1.42/103 in 157 IP

138. Matt Andriese – The Rays should send five pitchers to any team for a decent hitter.  See, you don’t need a Harvard College degree to run a MLB team.  Wait, is it Harvard University? 2018 Projections:  6-3/3.77/1.28/89 in 98 IP

139. Chad Kuhl – I might’ve ranked Kuhl just because his last name in my head sounds like John Oliver saying, “Cool.”  Might’ve.  Not necessarily.  (It’s totally the reason.) 2018 Projections: 10-12/4.18/1.35/164 in 179 IP

140. Mike Leake – I could’ve also listed here Andrew “Algebra or” Triggs, Doug “That’s My Bum” Fister, Tyler “Not Chatwood” Anderson, Joe “Bagel Or A” Biagni, Dylan “Dolphin Meat Is Delicious In The” Covey, Homer “S’Allowed” Bailey, Junior “Senior” Guerra, Zach “Works Out Kinks” Davies, Luis “In Florence Is The” Perdomo, Bryan “What Should We Call This Steroids Report?” Mitchell, Ty “More Like Blech” Blach, Chris “Star 80” Stratton, Adam “Don’t Make Me Call In To Your Radio Show” Wainwright, Seth “Mets Will Attempt To Ruin My Arm Too” Lugo, Ben “Blake” Lively, Carson “Full Pa And” Fulmer, Steven “I’ll Be At Nick’s Comedy Stop On Friday” Wright, Adalberto “I Wanna Name Our Kid Adam — I Wanna Name Our Kid Alberto!” Mejia, Aaron “My Last Name Sounds Like Drunk A-Holes At The Bar” Slegers, Ian “What’s That Over On The Grassy Knoll?” Kennedy, Nathan “EVOO” Eovaldi, James “Power Up My” Shields, Wade “Holy Crap The O’s Pitching Is Bad” Miley, and Josh “Lily” Tomlin.  They’re all rosterable in insanely deep leagues, and I feel bad for you if you have to go there.  2018 Projections:  Bleh/Burp/Belch/Gas in Farts

   
  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Nice, 40 extra pitchers to avoid for 2018 fantasy baseball!

    Looking forward to your top 100 overall.

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Good job! Personally, I would have ranked Zimmermann higher (like, 136 maybe), but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see who is right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: You know, I struggled with him, was between 136, 137 and 138

  3. CrazyJ says:
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    Nothing to Fiers, and “Yeah Boyd” will be sticking with me all season long. Thanks for letting me look at your homework!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyJ: Ha, no problem

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ahah German Marquez!

    I sort of like Chatwood out of Coors as a reserve round flier. But definitely ready to drop him instantly of course

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I feel like it’s more dangerous to say I’m a friend of German Marquez, if what you say about his family history is true!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, be worse to say you hid him i your basement

  5. Big League Wood says:
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    Outstanding list to finish your positional rankings.

    I am in my final NFBC draft and hold round 40. I keep looking at pitchers at the bottom of this list. My streamer rational on each guy is like , well, I can pitch him agat the Marlins and Pirates…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big League Wood: Thanks! Yeah, against the Marlins (and Mets and Pirates) won’t be bad…

    • knucks says:
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      @Big League Wood: Totally agree Wood. I’m only about halfway through my NFBC draft and this rational is also why I will be taking Roark about 3 rounds before his ADP in my NFBC in about 10 picks.

  6. Earl says:
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    Will you be doing reliever rankings or did I just miss something?

  7. Earl says:
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    I am really starting to like Luis Gohara and Miles Mikolas as high upside sleepers. Wondering what others thought of that??

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Earl:
      I like them both as well, higher on Gohara.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Earl:

      I’m pretty high on Gohara, especially in keeper leagues. The Braves are a couple years away from being the Astros and Cubs and Gohara can be a big piece of that.

      • Earl says:
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        @Hawk: I am in redraft 5×5 roto leagues so just really wondering how Gohara and Mikolas will do this year potentially for me. I think I am targeting them for back end of my 6 or 7 starter rotation. We start 9 pitchers weekly lineups and I usually go with 6 starters and 3 relievers. In this setup, I usually draft 7 starters and 4 relievers for 11 man staff. We have 28 player rosters and start 14 hitters and 9 pitchers each week.

        • Jensen says:
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          @Earl: I would draft 14 pitchers in that set-up. If a hitter you love falls and you get one bench bat I guess take him but no need to draft hitters you aren’t going to start. Might as well take as many shots on SP as you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: I think Mikolas is gonna be lots of teams this year

  8. Justin says:
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    Peacock only guy on this list I’m watching closely. Injury happens in rotation and he should be an immediate pickup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: You sound like my urologist

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey:

        Does your urologist overdose on Claritin D like me though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s he allergic to?

          • Justin says:
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            @Grey:

            Penis

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Frankie Penis?

              • Justin says:
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                @Grey: aka Frankie forgets his kids birthdays aka Frankie always one wipes aka Frankie who yell talks in public…that Frankie?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  aka Frankie forgot to pick up his kid from school and the kid was kidnapped for 14 years and lived in a Slovenia work camp basement and when finally reunited the first thing Frankie said “Slovenia work camps have basements?” That Frankie?

                  • Justin says:
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                    @Grey:
                    No! Not that Frankie. This is Frankie who lived amongst Komodo Dragons as one of them, befriended them, got too comfortable, let his guard down, and was eaten alive ala Grizzly Man. Aka Frankie who should have watched documentaries instead of Friends reruns Frankie

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, that Frankie! I thought you meant Frankie Goes To Hollywood Frankie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He should find a new line of work

              • Justin says:
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                @Grey: Dr. Cox was destined for this profession, if only his last name were Bush.. .

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dr. Cox-Bush or just Dr. Bush?

                  • Justin says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Dr. Frankie Q. Bush-Cox III

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sadly, his middle name Quack really hurt business

      • captainpyper says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHAHAHAHA

  9. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Careful Grey. If I had to rank those guys, I’d be straining hard enough to pop a hemorrhoid. I had to Google how to spell “hemorrhoid”. I don’t know if that means it’s my fault or your fault when I start getting hemorrhoid ads (2 for the price of 1?), but I will doubtlessly blame it on the concept of drafting Marco Estrada.

    Anyway, now the word “hemorrhoid” is all over this page. It’s appropriate since batters are coming with sticks to beat up on these painful, fleshy Butt-Piñatas. #PrepHJZimm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fanciful Basesball: Who doesn’t have hemorrhoids? Also, who doesn’t have autocorrect?

  10. CJ says:
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    Off subject from this post but could use your opinion. Full dynasty – I give Gallo Odor & Archer for Betts basically. Non starters except maybe Chris when needed. Have heard people high on the young Rangers. Who wins this one Grey? Or anyone willing to reply! Cheers ~~~

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @CJ:

      So if the other two are bench bats, Archer for Mookie works for me. I’d take Mookie.

      • CJ says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: thanks… I have KB and Schoop for now but 1b could be for Joey if that is where he settles. But plenty of options there. Traded Judge to this guy and got a haul last year so trying to go get one more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CJ: I’d take Betts

      • CJ says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! He accepted so I have a shiny new Mookie! Having Beni too has me Boston heavy so maybe he becomes expandable… regardless thanks as always for your work! Bar none the best in the biz!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome! No problem

  11. Bterry says:
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    Hey look. It’s my NFBC staff!!!! Lol

  12. Fleeced says:
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    Hey Viz,

    I’m trying to figure out which 2 out of my last years team should I keep this year. It’s not a keep forever situation but more of a holdover in this 14 team standard scoring league.

    The obvious choice is Trout. The second choice is between Kluber, Lindor, and maybe Bellinger or Springer? Leaning Kluber or Lindor.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fleeced: Lindor and Bellinger

    • Hawk says:
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      @Earl:

      I agree, Trout is the obvious choice.

      Since it’s 14 teams, where you pick in the upcoming draft would influence who I’d choose for your other choice. If it’s early in the round, I’d keep Kluber and look to re-draft Lindor. If you’re later in the round, I’d keep Lindor.

      Estimating how likely are the other top tier pitchers to be kept would figure into that as well. Ex: If a team has both Scherzer and Kershaw then one of them might be available and I might be more inclined to let Kluber go.

  13. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Last year you had Severino and Sonny Gray in this post. You also had basically the same guys -bleh. The trick is figuring out which of these clowns will rise 50-70 spots in next year’s rankings.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Matz!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Todd Frazier!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Not a pitcher!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, I was off topic, though I thought the topic was Mets

              • Sweatpants Nation says:
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                @Grey: Gohara the Beast. Sevie was only on because he was so bad the previous year and Gray wasn’t going to start the year. Maybe that’s an omen for Peacock. Liked Urinalysis of him. Damn autocorrect!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, Gohara sounds like a mythological beast too, right?

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Or Portuguese for gonorrhea.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or gonorrhea for the clap

                    • Sweatpants Nation says:
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                      @Cram It: A B-rated Japanese Nuclear disaster movie in the making. Gohara vs. Gross-man

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What, Mothra gets no love?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Skaggs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How dare you!

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            @Grey: Mothra is trademarked. How about Metz-ra

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That works!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw it, but I don’t believe it yet

      • Raider says:
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        @Grey:signing yu, arrieta or someone else can be the only thing keeping him out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s my thought, he’ll get in there at some point, maybe not until May, but he can only throw so many IP anyway

  14. DonnieB says:
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    I am in the process of deciding on my 8 keepers in my 12 team roto auction with a $300 budget. I have the following certain keeps:
    Severino $10 for 2 years; Nola $4 for 2 years; Castellanos $3 for years
    I have 2 high price guys in Machado at $56 for 1 year and Springer at $49 for two years. Last year Trout went for $73 in Draft and most top 5 go for $60 plus.
    My remaining options are:
    Segura $10 for 1 year
    Chapman $15 for 1 year
    Abreu $25 for 2 years
    Diaz $10 for 2 years
    Weaver $10 for 2 years
    Margot $10 for 2 years
    T Anderson $10 for 2 years
    What are your thoughts on the best final 5 keepers from Machado,Springer, and the 7 guys listed? I would guess Aroldis and Abreu are two. Thank you for all your help. I love your rankings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura $10 for 1 year
      Chapman $15 for 1 year
      Abreu $25 for 2 years
      T Anderson $10 for 2 years
      Who’s Diaz?

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey:

        Frank Diaz, my plumber

        • DonnieB says:
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          Edwin

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m inclined to go Machado for last one, but it’s a tough call… Do your leaguemates pay a lot for top talent?

            • DonnieB says:
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              Yes but I think Machado might slip a bit. NFBC is letting him slip to 15th to 20th.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Springer’s no better at that price, so then you’re between your cheaper guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought he went by Francis?

          • Justin says:
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            @Grey:

            Frank aka Eduardo aka Frankie peanuts aka Frankie bag of donuts aka Frankie bag of peanuts

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Only Frankie I know is Frankie Knuckles

              • Justin says:
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                @Grey:

                Frankie the Emotional Eater aka Frankie who still listens to Hoobastank aka Frankie who wears his class ring aka Frankie who ugly cries to This is Us aka Frankie I didn’t poop my pants it’s just a wet fart aka Frankie who rage quits games of Monopoly

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  aka Frankie who buried their wife in the backyard aka Frankie who is a loud tiptoer aka Frankie who took Latin in grade school aka Frankie who dreams of moving to Tuscany to follow in Diane Lane’s footsteps

                  • Justin says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Aka Frankie night sweats aka Frankie uses inappropriate black-cent when making jokes aka Frankie Taco Tuesday turns into blackout Wednesday

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aka Frankie keeps forgetting his Password manager password aka Frankie has a depth chart for his favorite neighbors aka Frankie went to both Woodstocks with his mother

  15. DonnieB says:
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    So the last keeper would be Edwin Diaz, Luke Weaver, Manny Margot, or either Springer or Machado? Got a favorite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lean Weaver, but they’re all coin flips

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, Oaktown was in here talking up Soler yesterday… Soler may or may not be in the best shape of his life, but he is the first one to that narrative, that’s for sure

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Maybe he’s following in Billy Butler’s footsteps? He was always in a shape.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An expired hourglass figure

  16. The Great Knoche says:
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    Finnegan and Skaggs are the two guys on this list that actually intrigue me as possible breakouts.

    The problem of course being both will likely trip over the chalk walking to the mound in their first spring training games and tear some ligament we’ve never heard of.

    I could see both becoming top 50 guys, and they will likely be on my deep league rosters everywhere. Again….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give you 5 to 1 if you took over 125 IP on either

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I’ll take Finnegan for a $.

        At least he’s gotten there once in the last five years.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, so reassuring!

  17. Gigorilla says:
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    FYI Grey – your link on Fantasy Rundown is not working. Goes to Fansided instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking now

  18. M Borstein says:
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    16 team, forever keeper league. Analyze this potential trade:
    I’d give up: Picks 1 & 2 in first year player draft, Forrest Whitley, Nick Williams

    I’d get: Anthony Rizzo, Trey Mancini, Joc Pederson

    Would you do it from my perspective?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  19. Freshman Matt says:
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    Love the nicknames. I anticipate a lot of time spent picking up and putting down some of the guys on that list.
    In my 12 team H2H 6×6 dynasty I just swapped Votto and Khris Davis for Scherzer and Hosmer and a bunch of salary savings. I don’t love relying on one stud in H2H situations, he’s probably good for two top thirty-ish pitchers?

    What’s your thought on a 2-for-1 for Scherzer?

    And my own little prayer octagon that Hosmer lands somewhere with a short porch and a solid surrounding cast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why’d you swap for him if you don’t want him? I could see two decent SPs potentially

      • Freshman Matt says:
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        @Grey:
        Needed any upgrade at all.
        Now I’m trying to turn it into my ideal upgrade.
        I’ll look for someone who likes star power and has a shruggler and someone from IP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could work

  20. J-FOH says:
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    Star 80…HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, s’old!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just had a flashback reading that. I was like 9 or 10 and watched it on cable. It was crazy for a child to watch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like how my dad took me to see Fort Apache the Bronx

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I watched Cool Hand Luke and Apocalypse Now with my dad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like we had the same pops

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: maybe, my mom always said he was a Jew with his money

  21. Cruz says:
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    If Jose Abreu were a SP, where would you rank him? hypothetically of course

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He only has two pitches, so prolly around 120

  22. Rich says:
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    Know where we can find league-average stats from 2018?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll post them soon

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – couple of big name keeper trades were floated my way, not quite sure how I feel about either . . . which sides do you like? Keep forever, +$3 annually (12 team roto).

    1. My $3 Bellinger + $13 JDM for his $21 Harper + $21 Freeman

    2. My $13 JDM for his $16 Dozier + one of $20 Cain Sugar or $4 Willie Calhoun (i’d be letting a $11 Devers go to the FA auction pool)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither seem that great

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – I was underwhelmed too. Way too much salary to offset Harper/Freeman.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kinda bleh

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Whoops #3 – $13 JDM for $33 Kershaw and $4 Pham ($11 Devers going to FA). Forgot if I raised that one before!

  24. cabron says:
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    You wrong on Stephenson. But outside of that, nice list.

    • Justin says:
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      @cabron:

      Wrong on Robert? What makes Robby (what all Roberts should go by) seem like a good idea? What has he done in the last 4 years of professional ball that indicates he’s gonna have some breakthrough? And why do the Reds bring out such strong emotions?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  25. Rich says:
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    Are you a lot more in love with Moncada in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  26. DONNIE! says:
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    I think an interesting piece would be the effect that AVG (or OBP) killers ultimately end up having on your AVG/OBP for the year.

    For example just did some quick math and assuming – using .271 as the baseline avg (as it seems to be roughly a median avg in league standings) – I plugged in having Joey Gallo at 3b (.209) versus a .271 replacement at 3B for the same number of ABs (549), the end of season average drops from .271 to .265.

    Similarly, if you replace that .271 average with a .300 guy, overall team average jumps to .273.

    I think having this type of information at your disposal can help you make better, more informed decisions when it comes to ratio killers.

  27. Jon says:
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    Would you trade Billy Hamilton to acquire Ian Happ in a dynasty? I know BHam is higher this year, but wondering if Happ’s future value overcomes that. Also could try for Chris Taylor.

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon: or Albies. Who should I push for of those 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, but it could work out… Hamilton is a category winner

  28. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Soler hype machine cranks along! Fantasy tout Lenny Melnick now recommending Soler. Second day in a row with a mention in the Razzments.

    His draft position in drafts prior to the KC Star article: 482. Since: 432. Up fifty slots.

    This has been your Jorge Soler update for the day.

    Albright…another post-hyper that you and are both on this year is Bundy. I was watching some tape on him from last August. Like what I saw quite a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you see Grimey dropped a Soler mention above? I watched tape on Bundy too, and the narrative appears to converging perfectly… 3rd MLB year, huge prospect in minors, all but forgotten, dropped his walk rate by almost one full walk, added a slider that was wildly effective… It’s all coming together for him.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I did see Grimmy had a Soler drop. The hype is just tremendous.

        Hey…what’s your take on Scooter this year? That was the flukiest power spike since Brady Anderson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do you think it’s flukey? I tend to think he’s a 22-homer guy, plus or minus 3 HRs. I’m not off him as much as I thought I would be, tbh

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey: I think it was super fluky. Doubled his previous career best in HRs. Prior to ‘16 had never hit double digits. I never really saw any signs it was coming.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No signs that it was coming, but no signs that he can sustain either? If his HR/FB falls to 15% (splitting difference), he’s a 20 homer guy… His average distance on HR leaves some to be desired, and his contact isn’t exactly hard… Hmm…I’m talking myself out of him…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I have no idea what to make of him this year. One of the most confusing players in the pool for me.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I could see taking a flyer on him around 200 overall, if I don’t have an MI, but the leash will be short

    • Pager24 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hey Oak, always look forward to your comments on here. I was wondering if you are seeing or expect this same trend with Schwarber? He is also getting some pub locally about best shape of his life. Tho I will say he looks jacked! Oh man I’m already falling for it ha.

  29. Regan says:
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    Toying with the idea of drafting two catchers from the same team. Queue Grey eye roll….i know, i know, but here me out. Say i get Austin Barnes and Yasmani, I will have someone starting every day and won’t end up with 30-50 missed games at the position like i usually do.

    This only works in leagues with very deep benches, this one has 9 spots so i can afford to carry an extra catcher. So here is my actual question, what team combo would this work with the best? Obviously both would need to be very cheap, hoping to spend 2 bucks total on the position. Any thoughts…besides your stupid and don’t do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t work, not reason to carry two catchers, and you won’t once the season starts anyway… It’s good in theory, then your closer gets rocked, and you need to pick up the handcuff and drop the 2nd catcher…

  30. Gigorilla says:
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    Goood Eeevening (Alfred Hitchcock)

    Grey, will you provide you top 100+ list in a list format w/ no summary? The ultimate cheat sheet for live drafts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll get a top 530 with no comments in 2 days

  31. Gigorilla says:
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    ‘your’ top….

  32. Rum Ham says:
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    Through the top 80 sp ranks it didn’t even cross my mind that Felix hadn’t shown up yet. Then I saw him here, was incredulous for half a second, then just thought “yeah…that’s about right”. A moment of silence for his wasted career. The Mariners sure know how to squander generational talent.

    Someone pass me another hunk of booze-soaked comfort-meat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rum Ham! You’re revealing yourself with that avatar…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well acted movie too…

          • Rum Ham says:
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            @Grey: Once I am able to recreate that scene with someone I will know I have found my soulmate

  33. Crime Dog says:
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    How far would you move Hays up if he ends up starting in Baltimore all year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he can start the year and still not get 550 ABs

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: ugg, Joey Rickard is so much better…

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @Crime Dog: I need a new show any recommendations? I tried getting into peaky blinders, I need to give it another try. Any others that should be on my short list?

  34. Mcgaffer12 says:
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    Keeper help! 260 budget, keep 2 dudes, 12 team

    $51 Altuve & $6 Marcell Ozuna

    Or

    $43 Correa & $6 severino

    Many thnx!!

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