How’s everyone doing two weeks into a quarantine? I posed for an hour trying to take the perfect picture of myself for this tweet:

Can you think of a better use of time? Whee! I just literally yelled, “Whee!” and did a little dance, then washed my hands. I’m batshizz crazy and I work from home. This quarantine made me realize my only real hobbies outside of baseball are going out to eat and spending money. I’m not just on day 17 of a quarantine; I’m also on day 17 of receiving nothing but dank toilet paper memes from my mom. I guess it’s better than Pizzagate. Whee! I did it again. The Whee Dance, as I’m now calling it. Any hoo! The top 20 1st basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 20 1st basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:

12. DJ LeMahieu – Listen, y’all, I ain’t tryin’ to be a hater. I don’t drink no Haterade. Occasionally, I do type words that, when read together, make it sound like English is my second language. So, I hate DJ LeMahieu, and already wrote a DJ LeMahieu overrated post, so what more needs to be said? Well, more, apparently. His 100-game projections are  58/10/48/.288/3 in 368 ABs. Doode, that’s horrid. But, I’m a self-professed hater, so let’s look at Steamer hitter projections for LeMahieu:  60/12/44/.285/4. Yo, I’m about to file a trademark infringement on Steamer for infringing on my horrid projections for LeMahieu. Let’s just look at some comparable Steamer projections:

Jorge Polanco – 58/12/53/.281/5
David Peralta – 50/13/48/.279/2
And this one…well, prepare to have mind blown: 40/13/42/.260/4

Okay, the last projections aren’t as good as LeMahieu, but they’re also Nick Solak’s projections and he’s being drafted 220 spots later. LeMahieu is like the Realmuto of 1st basemen. If there was a positive about either of them, it was that over 162 games they at least gave you great counting stats. In only 100 games, these guys get majorly dinged, which sounds like what happens to Cougs’ car at least three times a year (she’s the worst driver you’ve ever seen). I’ve dropped LeMahieu even further in my rankings. In a regular season, LeMahieu would’ve been a death-by-a-thousand-cuts. In a shortened season, he is a poison pill that will take you out in *snaps fingers*. My top 100 and top 500 have been updated.

14./15./16. Miguel Sano/Hunter Dozier/Christian Walker – I wrote sleeper post for each of these guys — for those without Google:  Miguel Sano sleeperHunter Dozier sleeperChristian Walker sleeper  — so I’m obviously a fan. A big, big ceiling. They have. Not a big, big, big ceiling fan. Sorry, if Yoda’s reading. Actually, three bigs for Sano, two bigs for Dozier–Okay, you know what? I’m stir crazy, and trying to decide whether to go to living room or bedroom for Easter. But all those fans and circling–my-finger-by-head-to-indictate-craziness aside, their 100-game projections are gorgeous, Sano thru Walker respectively:

51/27/58/.241/1 in 323 ABs
48/18/54/.255/2 in 337 ABs
51/19/57/.257/2 in 342 ABs

In all seriousness, in a shortened season, Sano looks like a top 25 hitter.

19. Edwin Encarnacion – What I said in my top 20 1st basemen for Edwin stands out more in a shortened season, calling him a poor man’s Nelson Cruz. Since then, everyone on a cruise is a poor sucker aka Nelson Quarantined-on-a-Cruise. Since we’re here, I may as well point out that Cruz is interesting in a short season too. In fact (Grey’s got more!), anyone who gets dinged for not being able to stay healthy all year, has an interesting outlook on the corona timeline. It’s all about that $/Game on our auction values. If you put “1b” in empty box below Pos on our auction values, it will sort to only 1st basemen. If you click $/Game, it sorts to best $/Game. There’s Edwin above LeMahieu. Any hoo! Edwin is projected for 20 homers by Steamer. He’s only 1 of 39 guys getting that many HRs in 100 games. I’ll give you a fun little trick to use on our projections. If you put “>19.5” in the empty box under HR, it will list all the guys with at least 19.5 projected homers. Then click HR and it will put them in order. (#3 is Alonso and #15 is Olson — all hail, Albombso and Allahson!)

23. Joc Pederson – Okay, remember what I said about 127 words ago about $/Game. Pederson has the 7th best $/Game (Howie Kendrick is 5th best, and what I’m about to say for Pederson goes for him too). There’s a balancing act of sucking on the teat of $/Game and realizing in a shortened season some guys will be platooned out of the lineup at same rate they would’ve in a full season. If Kendrick (or Pederson) would’ve played in 130 games in a 162-game season, it doesn’t mean they will now play 100 games in a 100-game season. They will now only play 80-ish games in 100 games. Pederson’s shortened-season home run projections 44/19/38/.251/2 in 249 ABs are *licks fingers like after some Nashville hot chicken* Yummers! But everything else for him is just okay. So, I still like Pederson to a certain extent, but about Howie…

45. Howie Kendrick – Okay, remember what I said about nine words ago about Kendrick? He’s being propped up by his batting average. His shortened-season projections from Steamer are 32/8/34/.308/2 in 214 ABs. Batting average is the stat with largest variance and up next are runs and RBIs. As our Steamer hitter projections show, it means Howie gets 66 hits. Sixteen less hits, or one less hit per week in a four-month season, and Howie’s hitting .234, then his runs and RBIs will bottom out and he’s not making it up with anything else. If we have a 100-game season, batting averages are gonna be bonkers. Someone might hit .400 and guys you expected to hit .270+ could hit .220. Keeping track of baseball stats this year is gonna be like keeping stats for jai alai. Some goofy shizz is gonna happen. “Patrizo, yo tengo 34 basket catches? That’s a nuevo record!” Then, we see Patrizo, a Venezuelan jai alai-sman, wearing a 45-foot basket on his hand.

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baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

“jai alai” lolol where do u come up w/ this stuff!?!

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/1243611262732210176

A must watch from the great Vin Scully.

183414
183414
2 years ago

If you’re around, assuming Alonso is there @29, would you take him ahead of Ketel, Albies, Springer ?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Of course he would

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Ok, Dave you’ll do. haha, kidding. I took Ketel @29 b/c of his multi-position, which I love, expecting to take Springer after the [email protected]/31 took his guys; or even Albies. But the guy passes on Alonso and takes Springer and Clevinger. At 31, as much as wanted Albies, I took Alonso. So, Arenado/Turner/Ketel/Alonso after 4. But I wanted Springer.
Now do I need an o.f. or 2nd baseman ? Who knows.
Feel free to leave me your tel. no., so I can text you. My tel. is 760-331-7999
Where do you live, and how late can I bug you.
You can make like Crab, er, Cram, and tell me to piss off. haha
Thanks buddy. I get very co-dependent outside of my 12 team rotosphere.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

lol u have a 2B in Ketel, no? You are drafting him for 2B… believe me

You need a SP, and likely a second one quickly, since you waited 5 rounds

183414
183414
Reply to  baby seal
2 years ago

Mr. Seal- This is Best Ball 10 team Points League- I suggest you read Grey’s column of march 5, and his column on march 26. This is not your typical points league. Reading Grey’s columns along with the Scoring Rules will explain how it works. This is my 3d Best Ball team this year, after drafting 11 teams in your typical roto leagues of mainly 12 teams and 1 15 team slow draft. In my previous 2 best ball drafts, I drafted my 1st starter in round 7 and in round 8. I believe both of those teams are pretty good, in my humble opinion. There are other teams in this league who have already drafted 1 or 2 starters. I don’t plan on drafting back to back starters in the next 2 rounds. There are a lot of s.p.’s who I can choose to be in my starting lineup, but since the computer chooses your highest points players, those players may well come from my bench. I expect to have 7 s.p.’s by the 25th round, if not sooner.
Appreciate your reply, but again, please read both go Grey’s columns concerning 10 team best ball leagues.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Sounds good, Andrew. I’m in CT and usually go to bed early here but sometimes get insomnia so you never know. I’ll text you later though.

JC
JC
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Let us know how Grey’s teams turn out.

183414
183414
Reply to  JC
2 years ago

I’m just so awful at fantasy. I need help. Wish I was as good as you.

JC
JC
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Ha! Maybe you will be someday :-))

183414
183414
Reply to  JC
2 years ago

I hope to do as well as you have at NFBC one day.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Ha! If he only knew!!!

183414
183414
2 years ago

Personally, I like Clevinger more, but I do own 4 shares of Giolito, as I waited until the 4th or 5th rounds.

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

5×5 12 team keeper, obp. Which side?

Bellinger, Yates, Giolito or cole, Baez, Robles

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you like Clevinger or Giolito more? Worried about injuries with clev

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you like Clevinger or Giolito more? Worried about injuries with clev

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

He countered

Bellinger and gio for Baez and cole

Which side now?

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Adam
2 years ago

Belli still

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Haha, rewatching the 2002 World Series…stream of conscious thoughts: Livan looks like a baby. Lackey the rookie even then looked like he was 40 years old. Was he born 40? lol. Bonds, what a fat F**k, I was so stoked that we won against him, perfect villian in a WS. Erstad had god-like bat control, damn.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Fletcher is the new Eckstein… slightly less sparky.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

i guess he’s more of the new Erstad then, lol

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Eckstad? Erstein? you get the idea. lol

183414
183414
2 years ago

With picks 29/32, I’ll just miss a Marte Party. Ketel going @28 and Starling @31. Would you bounce from Albies to Hiura, if Ketel were gone ? Hard time not going Springer again, if there. Outpointed Starling in 19 less games last year. 5.98 p.p.g. Hiura went 5.06.

183414
183414
2 years ago

Guess I can always jump up to Hiura, if Marte is gone, as to differentiate from Albies.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got you. Ketel/Albies or Albies/Springer or any 2 from Marte/Albies/Springer/Hiura, but not 2 2nd basemen.

183414
183414
2 years ago

Hoping Ketel is still there @29, but doubt it. Just to change up from Albies. Still like Springer @32, though. I’m all ears to any suggestions while you’re around.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey Man. Appreciate you, bro. You’ll have to come down to Encinitas, and let me take you to game and show you a great time. Least I can do for all the joy you give to so many fantasy baseball aficionados !!

183414
183414
2 years ago

Never mind. Took Turner.

183414
183414
2 years ago

He took Bregman. Would you take Turner or Soto ?

183414
183414
2 years ago

Yep, he took Story. Hope he doesn’t take Turner also. will screw up “our” strategy.

183414
183414
2 years ago

Arenado there @9. Think I’ll take him, and take either Story or Turner @12. I’m assuming the guy @ 10/11 will take Soto and a s.s. I’ll let you know.

primetime
primetime
2 years ago

Grey, so are you IN or OUT on Villar this season?

10 team keeper OBP league (we keep 7 total players), he still there. Doing out extended draft we are currenty in the 5th rd. I already own Moustakus.

183414
183414
2 years ago

Just entered another best ball. What do I have to do to get Acuna ? Last one I was the 10th slot. This time I’m the 9th. Oh well. Guess I can hope again for 2 Rockies. Last time, I got Story, but Arenado was gone , so I jumped up for Devers. Guess I’ll use the same strategy.
What do you think Grey ?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Auction league then? Only way to guarantee it. Just be prepared to be those $52 though.

Wake Up
2 years ago

I Hiura 2B update may be tomorrow…

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
2 years ago

Ive been losing my mind too. Instead of saying “whee” and spinning around I’ve been shouting “to the conference” when I have a idea I like.
https://yarn.co/yarn-clip/0d8193f4-308d-455c-b205-10e98fdb19f2/gif#4-b0L-XQ1QG.copy

Dase
Dase
2 years ago

From the six slot, in a RCL draft #27, last night. The numbers next to player is the round in which they was drafted.

C- Jorge Alfaro (24)
1B- Matt Olson (3)
2B- Johnathan Villar (4)
3B- Anthony Rendon (2)
SS- Trevor Story (1)
CI- Eugenio Suarez (8)
MI- Kolten Wong (19)
OF- Eloy Jimenez (5)
OF- Ramon Laureano (6)
OF- Oscar Mercado (10)
OF- Scott Kingery (14)
OF- Yasiel Puig (21)
UT- Christian Walker (16)

SP- Sonny Gray (7)
SP- Lance Lynn (9)
SP- Jake Odorizzi (12)
SP- Marcus Stroman (15)
SP- Adrian Houser (18)
SP- Yonny Chirinos (23)

RP- Craig Kimberl (11)
RP- Brandon Workman (13)
RP- Sean Doolittle (17)
RP- Will Smith (20)
RP- Mychal Givens (22)
RP- Matt Barnes (25)

On the offense, am I to light on power? I feel like by the end, I sacrificed power to help with speed and make sure average was up to par. Did I end up going overboard on speed?

When it comes to pitching I tried my best to follow your pitching pairings. I feel I nailed that, if there is a BUT could it be WHIP? I think I balanced it out.

Any other feedback on this team is greatly appreciated, I have another draft tonight. Wanting to make sure I am not botching anything too bad.

Dase
Dase
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Great, thanks for taking the time to look it over!

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Happy Week 3/4 of quarantine! Hope you all are staying sane!

Awesome cast with Harold this week! I got a chance to eat at his restaurant right before he took his hiatus a few years ago

Wake Up
2 years ago

Sano up in the Nordics means something along the lines of…”Oh, you don’t say?”

Looks like you’re leaning too. I’m leaning like a southern hip hopper with a barbecue grate in my mouth who just drank a cough syrup cocktail and is whispering into an Antares like a meth addicted gun toting friend of Shaq.

How long until we get that remix…

“Uh uh yo turn up my auto tune in my headphones. I saw tiger and tiger saw that back of my hand. Old town road ain’t got nothing on us man!”

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
2 years ago

The White Walker is fits the mold of the standard Major League ball player. Scorching hot, top 3 first bademan and a worthless, luckless bum the next. He is perfect for a safe pick at 1B for season long 5×5 roto

183414
183414
Reply to  KrazyIvan
2 years ago

Agree with you guys. Can’t believe I only drafted him on 4 of 12 teams. Olson on 7 of 12. B. Anderson on 7. Happ on 5. Chirinos 5. Yikes, Kennedy 5. Giolito 4.

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

I have Walker in one, Freeman in another and Olson in my third. My draft method was 1. Speed, position players, and specifically have a plan for 1B, 2B.

Coolwhip
2 years ago

In a shortened season Twins might set prorated records this year. LOL. Sano, Cruz, Garver, Donaldson, Rosario, etc etc…

fastforward to Jan ESPN, “Was this the best lineup ever assembled? would they beat the ’27 Yankees? ’76 Reds? ’53 Dodgers? ’95 Indians?…”

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Tim, Buster and Karl debate coming up next on Baseball Tonight.

183414
183414
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

definitely not the ’27 Yankees. I’d much prefer debating you and Grey than watching Olney, Ravitch. My espn days are long, long ago. Rather have my French Bulldog call a game than Mendoza.

Coolwhip
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

HAHAHA Medoza is indeed the worst. Makes me miss Joe Morgan and Jon Miller. Yeah the local affiliates are better than ESPN.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

LOL he’s pretty bad

183414
183414
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Loved Jon Miller. Pass on Morgan.

Coolwhip
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Miller is synonamous with baseball for me, his voice intros to games on sunday nights take me back.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yes he is. one of my favorite quotes is Vin Scully saying “Jon Miller is the best baseballer broadcaster in America… in his price range”

cold-blooded hahaha

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

I really miss Joe Morgan too. I absolutely loved him. Jon Miller was good too, but I loved all the stories and insight Joe brought. There aren’t many players that can provide that so well.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I understand why people might not like Morgan. Obviously he wasn’t good at play by play, that’s why he was paired with Miller. As a duo I really liked the combo. Best guy ever in my lifetime was Vin Scully. A master of both play by play and storytelling.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

I’m Coolwhip, and I approved this message.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Haha!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago
183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Sorry Dave, going have to agree with Grey on Morgan. But I always enjoyed Jon Miller.
Agree 100% on your perspective regarding this insanity. Which is why I’m now doing my 3d best ball. Absolutely no sports is the biggest killer to me, plus all of my sons’ businesses closed or in 1 case (a mortgage co.) taking a big hit. A depression will cause more fatalities than this virus, I assure you.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Yeah, it’s tragic what is going on. I’m worried about lots of folks right now. None of the worry has to do with the virus itself. The isolation and lack of social supports coupled with a forced unhealthy loss of routines. And that doesnt even touch on the economic part which longer term will be just as bad if not worse.

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

You have a good head on your shoulders, Dave. Btw, Scully was the master. Miller right there with Mel Allen and Red Barber.

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
2 years ago

Greetings,

12 team 6×6 keeper(OPS/QS)

C Alfaro
1B Muncy
2B Moustakis
3B Bregman
SS Turner
MI Tatis
CI Chapman
OF Acuna
OF Soto
OF Reyes
OF Robert
UT Biggio
UT Walker
BN Happ

Was offered his Alfonso for my Bregman. Leaning towards yes.

Thank you

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
Reply to  The Flayed Man
2 years ago

It is Yahoo league. We keep 7.

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
Reply to  The Flayed Man
2 years ago

Sorry last one. I also have Mondesi.

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Flayed Man
2 years ago

Soriano?

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ugh. Auto correct.

Pete Alonso for my Bregman.

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ugh. Auto correct

His Pete Alonso for my Bregman.

Sorry

leon
leon
2 years ago

Was offered ($5)Yusiel Puig for Joey bart and Bryan Abreu.. 16 man dynasty.. What are you thoughts on this. Thoughts on Bryan Abreus role as well?

thanks ahead.

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
2 years ago

6×6 with standard 5×5 with holds and walks added stats.

Smitty
Reply to  leon
2 years ago

B. Abreu is one of the finest arms not in a rotation – yet.

Shoegum Reynolds
Shoegum Reynolds
2 years ago

Speaking of the effect of a reduced season, it appears the Rockies hitters might get a nice boost if the virus eliminates the early season cooler months (especially April). I did a quickie look at the Rockies team hitting stats in April over the last 3 years and they averaged a pedestrian .707 OPS. In May it kicks up to .758. June goes to .777. Their post-all star avg OPS for those 3 yrs is .785.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Especially since the governor of Colorado prohibits taking Hydroxychloroquine. Too many stupid dictator governors. Michigan, Colorado, and others.

183414
183414
2 years ago

Completed by 10 team NFBC best ball in 5 days. Thanks for your input.
C)Alfaro
C)Jansen
1b) Rizzo
2b) Albies
3b) Devers
ss) Story
mi) Biggio
ci) Machado
of) Springer
of) Eloy
of) Castellanos
of) Kingery
of) Peralta
ut) B. Anderson
ut) Didi
ut) Carlson
ut) Akiyama
ut) White
ut) Santander
ut) Dubon
ut) Grisham
ut) Gomes
ut) Barnhart

sp) Morton
sp) Woodruff
sp) Montas
sp) Wheeler
sp)Heaney
sp) Stroman
sp) James
sp)Gibson
sp) Wood
sp)Cueto
sp) Bassitt
sp) Lyles
sp) Canning

rp) Chapman
rp) Neris
rp) Workman
rp) Jimenez
rp) Davis

Should have taken T. Walker in the 40th round. Guess if that was my biggest mistake, I did okay.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Appreciate your early help. Can’t believe how quick the draft went. Had to get up @6:30 to draft. Back to back, no less.
I like Dubon even more than I did when I drafted him on a few of my on line championship teams, as it looks like he’s going to get of eligibility within the 1st month.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Great for Dubon and Yaz. Would suck for Story if the Rockies don’t play in Coors. He’s the only Rockie I’ve targeted. Just like last year.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wait you like a player on giants? Ha

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Lol What about Kent? Matt Williams?
Did we talk bout how Sandra just dipped out…

Smitty
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

After doing 15 teamers it must’ve been awesome doing a 10 team. Love those grinders that will play close to the 162…ummm….100 game schedule?
Nice work, very sound club 183!
Grey – love Solak, definite stick but Utl only hurts
Have a great day, looking forward to returning to Chavez Ravine someday soon!

183414
183414
Reply to  Smitty
2 years ago

Thanks Smitty. Call be Andrew. Forgot how I ever got 183414. Think it was when I 1st started playing fantasy at CDM back in 2004. Weird, but I’ve always kept that as my user name.
Yeah, I always like hitters who play almost every day; no injury past; hit at the top or middle of the lineup. I’m not a big fan of 15 teamers. Guess I should play Main Event 1 year, but much prefer 12 teamers, even in the Super leagues. The object for me is to have fun, win, and win some money, in that order. Guess the player pool from 360 to 450 doesn’t sound like too much, but somehow makes enough of a difference to me,
Agree with you on Util only is not great. I did draft Cruz and Ohtani in my on line championship drafts this year . 1st time I’ve ever done that. Never drafted Ortiz. Cruz fell to me @125, and Ohtani @146. Will be using Ohtani as a hitter only unless for some reason my pitching requires it. Even as a hitter I thought 146 was a steal. Always wanted to own Cruz, and even though he’ll be 40 on july 1, I couldn’t help but draft him @125.
I so look forward to returning to my seats at Petco, 2d row over 1st base, for 35 years (well used to be Jack Murphy, then Qualcomm). Good luck up in lala land. Let me know if you’re ever in Encinitas or in north county in San Diego.

183414
183414
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

call me Andrew not be Andrew.

Smitty
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Thanks Andrew, love Cruz. He is a beast at a very reasonable price. Love stockpiling big bats but I need to remember to always get some of those valuable speed merchants too (I have V. Robles as a true breakout) that said, missed on him in the 2 drafts I’ve been in, haha.
Been down to Petco, great stadium, stayed at the Ohtani next door. Padres have a good looking young club, and a treasure chest of young arms. I know Grey likes Paddock, and led by Tatis, could come together for them soon

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
2 years ago

Which pitcher out of Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta is the OWN for this year and in the future? I love both of there strikeout capabilities so the determining factors should be likelihood of starting and lowest WHIP. For those more informed on the non traditional stats, who would be the better to roster?

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

Grey,

5×5 keeper league obp

I offered laureano and a 4th for Robert and a 7th, too much? Or good deal for me

Mex
Mex
2 years ago

So, in one of my leagues(I posted about it yesterday), we dont have a bench and we can only draft guys that are on an MLB roster. But we are allowed allowed to have a minor leaguer on our team. So, once the regular draft is complete we have a minor league draft. Who do you think are the top 5 – 10 “minor leaguers”, guys that will get their first action this year.

I have the 4th pick, so Robert and Adell will most likely be gone. How would you rank the next best minor leaguers(or guys that got like < 50 AB's last year)? Mountcastle and Carlson I imagine would be some near the top of the list.

As always, thanks. And be safe.

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Duh! I forgot about that…My brain has been self quarantining on its own lately…Any new LaCroix flavors on your hit list? Is grapefruit, I mean, pamplemousse still numero uno?

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thats perfect then! They just want to make sure you have a Lime with your Corona. wacka wacka wacka

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
2 years ago

I prefer this iconic photo:

https://imgur.com/a/Ooy6Tih

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

FYI if your mask isn’t n95 it’s basically useless lol

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
2 years ago

Dear Fantasy Master Lothario,

Any thoughts on Spencer Howard? Where would he be ranked if he gets a spot in the rotation during this shortened season? Thanks, I’ll hang up and listen.

Saint
Saint
2 years ago

Amateur question. Where on Fangraphs can I view the 100 game projections? All I can see is the full season.

Thanks to anyone in advance for their response

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey

eballs
eballs
2 years ago

With Verdugo having time to get “healthy”, do you see Pillar getting a decent amount of at bats, or do you see him more as a platoon guy? Also, what’s your stance on Christian Vazquez?

eballs
eballs
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Right, but with the delayed season, would you consider targeting a catcher like Vazquez late in drafts or are you still liking catchers such as Alfaro and Kelly instead?

MattTruss
Editor
2 years ago

Hey ya’ll, there’s an RCL drafting tonight at 8 PM ET that needs nine managers, let’s get this thing filled up. It’s a free one and you can draft Miguel Sano!

https://www.fantrax.com/newui/fantasy/joinLeague.go?leagueId=2ijh3q8ik61h1sam&isSubmit=y

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I signed up for a draft with the Fantasy Alarm guys tonight through RTsports thinking exactly this. Plus the should be a bunch of pushovers compared to most RCLs

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
Reply to  MattTruss
2 years ago

Snacks is in! Thanks

Dase
Dase
Reply to  MattTruss
2 years ago

It says on the home screen it’s a premium league. Each drafter has to pay $6.66 by June 11th. Is this true or is it being switched to a free league?

Dase
Dase
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Great, glad I kept a spot, thanks for responding.

LOLmets
LOLmets
2 years ago

*how social media reacts*

LOLmets
LOLmets
2 years ago

Say it ain’t so man!!! I deleted my twitter becasue I can’t take how social media during this mess, but I just clicked your Twitter to see you stole my joke yesterday and passed it off as your own!?!?

“Razzball
@Razzball
We’re supposed to be overreacting to players’ performances after the first weekend of games right now…So, to make things seem a little normal:

Rick Porcello looks like he’s going to be a steal! Spend as much FAAB as you need on him!
11:39 AM · Mar 30, 2020”

To be fair, I’ve been stealing fantasy baseball takes from you for years and passing them off as my own. I guess we’re even.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Oh no, I want at least 4 cents.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

It’s time for the NFBC to cancel the leagues and refund everyone’s money that finished drafts or started drafts before this pandemic took hold here in the USA. Clearly a new draft strategy has to be employed with the new reality.

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Tom
2 years ago

Good point!

1. Hard call for the NFBC. People were drafting teams well before the Corvid virus was made public. Lot of money on the line for the NFBC. They most likely won’t make a decision until MLB does.

2. However, it would be interesting if they gave a credit to be used for this year only. There would be plenty of new drafts with everyone on the same playing field and keep the interest up.

3. If the credit was a TBD, plenty of folks wouldn’t draft a team this year with the uncertainly of a season……

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It has. But the NFBC starts leagues in November and the landscape changes from those that start in March already. Not sure this is different than guys randomly drafting a guy who hasn’t signed yet in December. At least as far as how they’re setup

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I mean I agree, but mostly because Id want to do another slow draft, not because of the delay.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

The worst part is I had to divert my hockey winnings to cover lost income instead of doing a high stakes league. Just took my truck in today and need $1800 repairs. Ouch. Maybe I’ll do a $125 league when the dust settles. I’m not sure what the hell will happen with the NHL season which affects my bottom line in NFBC leagues.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Shocks, struts, brakes w/calipers.

183414
183414
Reply to  Tom
2 years ago

They’ll be having faab’s before the season starts. Will be a lot more bidding than most years. Really difficult and U think wrong to cancel those drafts. Not talking about slow drafts since they don’t have any faab. I never expect to win the 1 I play every year, but fair point on Draft Champions. Perhaps they can allow 1 faab before the season starts.

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Grey, Doing out extended draft. 10 team keeper OBP. Didn’t have a 1st or 3rd and I like how my team is going.

Next pick I was either going Rosario twins or Laureano A’s. What do you think?

Freeman
Moustakas
Arenado
Story
Bellinger
Stanton

U- M Chapman

Bieber
Glasnow
Nola

Or too early pull trigger on Julio urias?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Primetime
2 years ago

Get some speed man

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!!!

Nice report, man. Enjoyed it, that was the purpose right?

a. Hey, nice pic! You lookin’ buffed man! You poppin’ steroids? Did Canseco’s distributor leave you a pleasure pack from THAT podcast? Don’t answer, someone is watching us. Seriously, looking good under the bath robe. Sorry I can’t see the ‘stache under the mask but I bet it’s a booty too.

b. I’m more into the idea that it will be max 100 games once it gets started. I’m being pessimistic so that if we get more I won’t be let down too much. Expecting more for the eventual letdown.

c. MLB quote of the day for May 26, 1997

‘Hands down. It’s funny, listening to guys around here talking about a 45-minute trip, how long that is. In Florida, that’s the shortest trip we got.’

Derrek Leon Lee, aka D-Lee. He’ll always be remembered for his first half of the 2005 season when he hit .376 with 72 RBIs and tied with Sosa for 27 HRs and finished the season with a career best 46 HRs. His .335 BA made him the first Cub since Bill Buckner to win a NL batting title.

Cheers,
Ante

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I that your real pic shopped on there????; al this time i thought you looked like Keith Hernandez

Joe Exotic looks like White Goodman in the Dodgeball movie

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

and all this time i thought your profile pic was real……..can’t believe anything on the internet these days

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!!

a. Thanks, man. I loved Derrek Lee.

b. This is my RCL team.

Alfaro
Albombso
Villar
Urshela
FTJ
La Stella
Mondesi
Carlson
Marte
Mercado
Soler
Stanton
Miguel Andujar
Bench – Madrigal, Grisham, Hilliard

SP
S Gray
Heaney
Odorizzi
Richards
Ryu

RP
Nick Anderson
Chapman
Kintzler
Workman

On this team, who would you rather have?

1. Hilliard
2. Wade Davis

Cheers,
Ante

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wouldn’t be a marathon so much, that’s for sure. Will end up with 1/2 the teams in the playoffs, like basketball and hockey.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Naagh, was working too hard and doing too much coke.

hondo
hondo
2 years ago

My Dad used to use Whee! as a demeaning term towards shallow thoughts.Since his IQ was over 180 and mine is not,I heard this a lot.

Seeing it so many times in one article has triggered my fight or flight or bong hits issues.

Door #3 makes the 1st and 2nd moot.

And Eff Trump and Obama for all this.And especially that William Henry Harrison guy,he had to get sick and die in DC.He cursed the Nats home opener celebration that is not happening.

Goddam I’m bored.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  hondo
2 years ago

Does anybody really believe this is Trump or Obamas fault? Not me. It’s pretty clear this is serving a function the question is to what end. I don’t think its an accident that the Virginia governor shut the state down until 6/10. Why is a Wednesday in mid-June being chosen? Well, it also just so happens to be the day after the state election . Suppress the vote? Commit fraud with mail-in ballots? It worked tremendously well in Orange County, CA in 2018.

I’m with you on grieving the loss of a normal opening day. Its awful. It would be nice be able to focus on MLB and fantasy baseball, but when someone takes that away with a sinister plan its good to try and figure out who it is that is responsible. It’s certainly not Trump nor Obama. There is nothing natural about this virus nor the response.

Biff Malibu
Biff Malibu
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I can’t sacrifice squares for a write in. Where my drones @?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Haha!

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

You mean Black Face Northum who allows abortions after birth. These despicable politicians doing their best to destroy our country.
How come there was never hourly postings of previous pandemics or abortions or murders ? Data models all being incorrect. Not saying this isn’t the flu, but until each and every American is tested to see if they have had the Wuhan virus or have it, we don’t know the true numbers of fatalities. Also I’m certain that many of those claimed to have died from the virus have had other medical issues which may well have been the cause. Democrats would love write in ballots.

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Dude, no need for the Republicans vs Democrat stuff.

183414
183414
Reply to  Moonraker7
2 years ago

Sorry if I offended you.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Seriously, take your exaggerated tropes to the FOX news comment sections…you’ll have more like-minded friends there.

183414
183414
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

I couldn’t care less what party these wonks were. I’d throw Barr’s ass out as quick as anyone. You don’t know a thing about me, dude. Not a clue. Btw, I don’t tell you where to go, so buzz off.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

Cram fashions himself as the comment enforcer usually comes across as a douche.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Tom
2 years ago

A total douche.

183414
183414
Reply to  Tom
2 years ago

He’s nor enforcing anything. Acts like 2 of those bullies when I was a kid. Just a miserable myopic bore.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

Well, one thing is for sure, this COVID is a field day for any megalomaniacs in power. If taking away civil liberties is the endgame, then this virus has been a smashing success and you better bet they’ll keep them coming to keep the masses corralled in the future. We’ll see how this plays out in the coming weeks, but it’s not looking good for civil liberties in the future. This makes the Patriot Act look benevolent.

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Some people are always angry and telling others where to go. Sheep mentality !

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
2 years ago

True, true. I just want the liberty and freedom to make the best choices for myself and my family. I don’t want politicians making choices for me. I fear they’re building up for more mandatory everything, which I detest. Let people make their own decisions.

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Spot on !!!