It did not hurt the depth of the top 20 3rd basemen for 2019 that nearly all of them had other position eligibility. There’s only nine new names from the other recap posts, so it’s no surprise someone like Hunter Dozier barely made this top 20 for 3rd basemen, but was 15th on the 1st basemen. Nearly all of those 1st basemen also ended up here. Makes it less exciting for you to read this post, but makes it an absolute joy for me to write it! This recap ranking is from our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater with my comments. The Player Rater allows me to be impartial while looking at how I ranked players in the preseason. Now, let’s get this, young money.  Anyway, here’s the top 20 3rd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball and how they compare to where I originally ranked them:

1. Rafael Devers – Again, this is about this past year and not future years, but, from early mocks and drafts, no one seems to believe Devers — bunch of non-be-Devers!  Maybe it’s just a backlash because I’m also seeing it with Just Dong, Mookie and Bogaerts. The Sawx pitching sucked, not their hitting. Funny that I’m leading the charge on Devers, because I didn’t love him coming into this year. Questioned his average; his power; his speed; if he would even play every day with that glove, and I wasn’t briefly working as a quality control inspector at Rawlings — I didn’t think the Red Sox could afford the errant fielding ability. All of those concerns turned out irrelevant. Ya know who his final numbers remind me of? I’ll charades it to you…*touches my own head, then punches myself out* Five minutes later, picks up head, “Get it? No? It was Beltre.” Preseason Rank #26, 2019 Projections: 63/23/69/.244/5 in 471 ABs, Final Numbers:  129/32/115/.311/8 in 647 ABs

2. Anthony Rendon – Ya know, some of these top 3rd basemen do worry me a bit. Here’s what I do with stats. Throw out runs and RBIs. You can’t count on them. Average is fickle, but you can get close to what a player is. So, Rendon is a 34-homer, five-steal, .300 hitter. Not trying to be the bad guy here, and I know it goes for Devers too, but, without runs and ribbies, well, it’s okay. I mean, still solid. But caps lock yay? Hmm, not sure about that. Preseason Rank #7, 2019 Projections: 94/25/101/.295/4 in 536 ABs, Final Numbers:  117/34/126/.319/5 in 545 ABs

3. Alex Bregman – Went over him in the top 20 shortstops for 2019 fantasy baseball.

4. Nolan Arenado – Obviously, it was idiotic that I was worried about Arenado’s shoulder in the preseason. I’m just going to place my brain on this open window sill–NOO!!! Torenado! Now hopefully Arenado never leaves the Rockies, because road Arenado is “just okay” Arenado. Call him Arenadokay. Preseason Rank #3, 2019 Projections: 97/35/112/.284/2 in 595 ABs, Final Numbers:  102/41/118/.315/3 in 588 ABs

5. DJ LeMahieu – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

6. Eugenio Suarez – If you’re like me, the juiced ball fades from your memory until something triggers it. Eugenio Suarez hitting 49 homers triggers me. I’m triggered, y’all! I liked Suarez a lot in the preseason, and drafted him, but I’d be lying if I told you I expected anything close to this. Eugenio Suarez’s friends and family didn’t expect anything close to this. Preseason Rank #8, 2019 Projections: 81/27/94/.281/3 in 538 ABs, Final Numbers:  87/49/103/.271/3 in 575 ABs

7. Eduardo Escobar – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

8. Yuli Gurriel – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

9. Javier Baez – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

10. Max Muncy – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

11. Yoan Moncada – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

12. Josh Donaldson – If you stepped in crap and drafted Donaldson and got this year, then you should’ve been made to stand in that crap all year for as lucky as you ended up. Sure, he’s played 155 games before. Dot dot dot. Three years ago with two total junk seasons in-between as he creeps into his mid-30’s. I’m no longer fighting against Donaldson, I’m just going to ignore him. Preseason Rank #22, 2019 Projections: 54/22/63/.263/2 in 422 ABs, Final Numbers:  96/37/94/.259/4 in 549 ABs

13. Kris Bryant – Think the big takeaway from Kris Bryant’s year is I predicted him almost exactly right, but I didn’t expect his stats to only be worth the 13th overall 3rd baseman, i.e., there was a ton of 3rd basemen providing value. I before E except after C, he was good, but I can also run to my car and find you a “meh” for Bryant. Preseason Rank #6, 2019 Projections: 102/29/71/.284/9 in 561 ABs, Final Numbers:  108/31/77/.282/4 in 543 ABs

14. Jose Ramirez – I not only nailed Jo-Ram’s overrated post in the preseason, but I’m proud of myself that I nailed the reason why he would fail. It seemed obvious to me that he was hitting too many fly balls, and I was a bit surprised I was the only one seeing it. Much like the problem with Rhys Hoskins in 2019, you cannot hit nearly 50% fly balls and have them all be 365-foot bingos to the left fielder. Of course, the other takeaway from Hoe-Zay’s year is if a guy gets power and speed, it’s gonna take a total loss of speed for him to completely bottom out. Preseason Rank #5, 2019 Projections: 104/25/82/.288/24 in 582 ABs, Final Numbers:  68/23/83/.255/24 in 482 ABs

15. Matt Chapman – His name should be the Wildly Underrated Matt Chapman. Not Matt W.U. Chapman, because then he’s a serial killer. Through a very unscientific method of simply skimming 2018 and 2019’s average exit velocity, Chapman was one of only four guys in the top 12 for both years:  Joey Gallo, Aaron Judge, Nelson Cruz and Chapman. I think if you were to ask 100 ‘perts who are knowledgable on average exit velocity, all of them would be able to name Gallo, Judge and Cruz, while only maybe a handful knew Chapman. Now you do too! You giant effin’ nerd! Preseason Rank #16, 2019 Projections: 91/29/93/.263/2 in 561 ABs, Final Numbers:  102/36/91/.249/1 in 583 ABs

16. Jeff McNeil – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

17. Mike Moustakas – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

18. Manny Machado – Went over him in the top 20 shortstops for 2019 fantasy baseball.

19. Hunter Dozier – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball.

20. Justin Turner – I can’t dislike a guy more than Justin Turner. Not on a personal level. I think his Gritty-like looks are hilarious. He seems like he has a good attitude about looking like Animal from The Muppets too. He does not seem to care that he looks like Toomgis from AM/PM commercials. But woofy woof woof his actual stats. In shallower leagues, where you can replace him with a solid replacement off waivers, he’s not bad, until you realize whoever you pick up is likely better and you just drop Turner. Seriously, how many of you out there drafted Turner and, when he went to the IL, grabbed someone who you just wanted to keep? That’s right, every one of you. How do I know? I’m hiding inside your rec room beanbag. BOO! Nah, seriously, unzip it a little, it’s getting hot in here. Guys? Hello? Hey, where you going? Come back! Preseason Rank #20, 2019 Projections: 73/20/77/.304/3 in 434 ABs, Final Numbers:  80/27/67/.290/2 in 479 ABs

  1. toolshed says:
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    Dave Roberts may have finally managed the Dodgers out the post season for his last time. What a disaster and mismanagement of his bullpen for the 4th year in a row. There is no way he can come out of this screw up and manage that team next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I really believe anyomne could’ve taken the Dodgers that far every year and Dave Roberts added nothing

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Agree 100%

  2. toolshed says:
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    Ramirez was tough to own. He did steal some bags that prevented him from being completely useless in 1h, but up until mid june Dyson & mallex Smith had a better iso than him. He did rebound in a big way so I am glad I didnt sell. I am not sure if I can stomach the lows again. It would be nice if he can avoid the prolonged slumps that he has suffered the last 2 years. If you look at his advanced stats they in total are very similar to 2018. Fb, gb rate the same except he chased more out of the zone. He also struck out more and his walk rate took a big step backward. He still had a really good sw strike but I think I will let someone else draft him early. He cant continue to rely on a monster two months like this to get the majority of his counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True, the 1st half seemed like worse it was going to get tho, and shouldn’t ever really be that bad

  3. El Famous Burrito says:
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    *drops Joe Kelly out of pure spite*

    • El Famous Burrito says:
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      (I don’t actually own Joe Kelly, this is just an emotional reaction)

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Probably worth picking him up if your league still allows it…so you can spite drop him

        • El Famous Burrito says:
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          The Spite Drop is an underrated therapeutic action.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, no one owns Joe Kelly except the Dodgers and Dave Roberts

        • El Famous Burrito says:
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          And Howie Kendrick

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joe Kelly was in an impossible shituation… Why was he even in for the 2nd inning?

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        Dave Roberts blew that game, big-time, and deserves everything heaped upon him.

        But Joe Kelly’s ERA isn’t infinity. He does have the ability to get people out occasionally.

        Also, Dave Roberts isn’t available to pick up and Spite Drop.

        In his place, I have dropped David Robertson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Well played

  4. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Is machado even going ot be eligible for 3b?

    What the hell are the Dodgers doing? i don’t know how they lose to that Nat’s team.

    The Kershaw decision was crazy he was throwing some slop. His neck must be sore from that swivel.

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      Machado should be right? Didn’t he play 3B when Tatis was healthy?

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        I just don’t remember how much time you need to be eligible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado played 119 games at 3B

      Not sure why Kershaw was in that game, but he should’ve just faced that one hitter in the 7th

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Agree on Kershaw 100%

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    This looks like Matt Chapman’s floor. He hits the ball hard. K and BB heading in the right directions. But his BABIP was .270. Fairly low for a guy that makes solid contact. If it’s closer to his .301 career, then his AVG bumps up as well. Mr. Regression-to-Mean says he’ll push the top 5-10 range next year.

    Escobar’s a unicorn. Maybe he’s a magical unicorn that’s changed his spots, but this year’s stats are complete outliers from his career norms. The LAR pixie dust…

    Donaldson – Looking at his stats and age, not sure I could say there’s much room higher for his stats to go up. Knee jerk reaction ranking of: Muchado, Donaldson, and Suarez next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Chapman and Escobar and Donaldson…and the ranking sounds about right with Chapman above all

      • Huffin Gas says:
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        I bet you rank Chapman next year where everyone else would rank if he were on, say, the Red Sox…meaning higher than others due to the “not Yankee/Red Sox/etc. sexy” factor. Donaldson will get a multi year contract on a sexy team and who knows where he’ll be ranked by others.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I could see that, I really like Chapman a lot

        • Norman Ginsberg says:
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          I got Donaldson in a league when I missed the draft; I tried trading him (no luck) and probably missed (until late June) more HRs than is stratistically possible. I can’t imagine getting him again (unless I again miss a draft).

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, yeah

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    What a great top 20 3rd base report!!! Sorry was stalking in the cold there, nice and warm in here.

    a. Fans in Montreal….

    Ah! Oui!!! Kendrique now you take the franchise to the NLCS for the time in franchise history!!! Where were you in 1981???!!!

    b. Our son was diagnosed TODAY (midnight Hawaii time) with type I diabetes!! A perfectly normal healthy sporty young man (he’ll be 15 in November). My wife is so distraught she’s just lost 10 years of her life with the news and all the tears she’s cried. I ask what is wrong with me and why I am not crying, I guess my wife is doing the crying for both of us. We’re going to check for alternative therapies of course as soon as he’s released (they said in 10-14 days, so he’s already calculated next Saturday, we’ll see they don’t like releasing patients on a Saturday). Trust me when I say your work, your words, your loving community are all really super healing for me and I will be forever indebted to your cause. Thank you and everyone at razzball nation.

    c. Lastly if anyone out there knows about immune therapy and how to make living with type I diabetes easier, would be really grateful to know EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING about it.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Ante, so sorry to hear about your son. Praying for you and your family, my friend. God Speed.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        MP

        Thanks a million my friend. Still have your photo from that photo of yourself Friday in the bush from Belize in my head.

        Take care,
        Ante

    • bigbear says:
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      Hi Ante,

      Sorry to hear about your son’s health. I’m no diabetes or immunotherapy expert, but I can relate as a father. Know that whenever I see your name on these boards I’ll pray for you and your family.

      Nothing’s wrong with you beyond what you already know :) In a way your and your wife’s dreams for your son have already suffered a loss. And everyone deals with grief differently. Health issues with children can cause some significant marriage stress. SO You guys have to recognize that the differences don’t mean you care any less but can actually help the family in your own ways.

      You’ve probably come across this already, but Google seems to indicate the UK is pretty strong on type 1 research.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        BigBear!

        Thanks a lot. I know I can be irritating with my excessive comments sorry about that. Thanks for your kind words.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • bigbear says:
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          Haha! It’s cool. I’ve got the scrolly-thing down pretty good at this point! If it’s something I want to read, I’ll read (and have). If it’s not, I’ll move on.

    • Coolwhip

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      Ante,
      sorry to hear about your son my dude. I’m like you and don’t really shed many tears. Don’t let THAT get to you man, I wondered many of same things at different times in my life like when I learned my father had Alzheimers, completely devastating, but no tears for months. Some of us just internalize our feelings more than others and some have less of a filter / shorter distance to the surface. Praying for you and fam.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Coolwhip!!

        Love the profile pic, your column (sorry will elevate my level from stalker to commenter next year). Thanks for the heartfelt message. It is comforting for sure.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          ha, troll trout = best trout :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Haha, Expos 4 life

      B. That sucks, Ante, sorry to hear it… I don’t know the 1st thing about it, but someone can have a totally normal life with it, right?

      C. As I said in B, I don’t know the 1st thing about it, sorry, man… Hope you find some answers!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey

        Thanks man to you and all at the nation.

        I’ll use the Internet for a good cause and be an immunotherapy expert and try to help him have a better life.

        You are right, he can have a perfectly normal life with insulin but would be better off finding and stopping the culprit trying to destroy his pancreas.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly… It’s not great (obviously), but people live with it all the time, just have to be mindful… It sucks tho that it had to happen…

  7. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I correctly picked Washington and St.Louis in five, in my annual picking contest vs my brother. Also had Yankees sweep. Astros in four vs Oakland was my only miss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have the Nats/Astros… Will see if Astros even get out of the 1st round tho

  8. TurnandCoughlin says:
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    If they do get rid of Roberts they can give Ray Searage the job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw already has the ‘pitching to contact’ philosophy

  9. Lubes says:
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    Checking back in after mourning my season for a while- came up 1R and 1SV short of the money (despite 6 closers on the last day!). But thanks Grey for all the advice all year- except for you telling me to take Quintana over Gioloto back in May (eek!) it all worked out pretty well. If you end up disregarding the advice offered by the lawyer commenting on the 1b thread, then you’re in the ballpark where I can give you advice.

    10 team, 6 keeper OBP league. You can trade keepers for draft picks. Thoughts on who to keep and who might be a good name to trade away?

    – Acuna
    – Machado
    – Alonso
    – Mondesi
    – Hoskins
    – Benintendi
    – Kyle Tucker (is he in the discussion yet? )
    – Danny Santana (same q, but also likely to be able to get him back)
    – Clevinger
    – Kershaw (assuming he won’t be relieving in the regular season)
    – Glasnow
    – Osuna (I don’t usually keep closers but with 6…)
    – Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eek indeed…

      For sure:

      – Acuna
      – Machado
      – Alonso
      – Mondesi
      Clevinger

      Then: Benintendi I guess…

      Not sure who you can trade from the other ones, but can try

      • Lubes says:
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        I can likely get a return on Kershaw and Osuna (some teams don’t really look as long term as I do). A lot depends on the Yahoo rankings- if any of these guys are projected for top 60 then someone will want them. So I’d certainly hope Hoskins and Benintendi are projected there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Might make sense to trade Benny and keep one of the others, if you can get a good return

  10. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Breaking News —–Gabe Kaplar Fired!

    I think he needed to go but i do think somewhere down the line he will be a good manager when he changes his tactics.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      LOL… Charlie Manuel announcement in 3… 2… 1…

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Any way they can they fire Hoskins?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fire Hoskins into the sun

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          Yeah.. just like all his infield flies

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Kendrick: To Pimp an Infield Fly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, here comes Charlie Manuel!

  11. Coolwhip

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    Hmmm, with all this positional overlap its difficult to pinpoint which positions are deeper than others. Funny thing is, looks like Muncy = the baseline; player rater has him literally 10th at 1B, 2B, and 3B. For some reason thats extremely fascinating and hilarious to me. I guess with like 50% overlap at each position with players showing up elsewhere it makes this statistical unicorn more likely to happen.

    Some other “top” crossovers to sort this out a bit:
    Bregman: #1 SS, #3 3B
    LeMahieu: #5 3B, #4 1B, #3 2B
    Villar: #1 2B, #3 SS
    Marte: #2 2B, #5 SS
    Baez: #9 2B, #11 SS, #9 3B

    So looks like Baez and Muncy represented the baseline for top 10 infielders that actually held pretty firm across the board. Villar, Marte and Baez show that SS was deeper than 2B especially at the top for providing value (SBs) so premium SS with SBs were more plentiful and 2B was shallow position at top. Bregman and LeMahieu show that a top 3B held incredible value. Bregman without big SBs was top SS, but #3 at 3B . LeMaheiu likewise was #5 at 3B with few SBs yet still held more value at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is interesting and good to know on Muncy! MIs seemed to dry up late (after top 10) and corner spots kept going with 3B going the furtherest

      • Coolwhip

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        Correct me if I’m wrong… This makes me think Muncy is the perfect UT guy, feels like we know what to expect from him now (high floor), and if a dude goes down at another position you can plug him in anywhere but SS and you’ll have minimum dropoff in value/production and can then throw rando OF etc in your UT spot. I also read somewhere that he made top 10 list for least slump-prone, i.e. was mostly consistent through the season.
        If you swing it right, you can fill at least 3 maybe all 4 of 1B 2B 3B SS in first 8 rounds and grab Muncy with like 9th round pick to fill UT spot, ADPs pending.

        • Coolwhip

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          well math is a bit off there, in 12ers, muncy would be like late 6 or round 7, but food for thought though!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely! He’s a great UTIL too bc he doesn’t play every day, so you can just bench him and move him around your lineup when he does play… Not looking at it currently, but since his ABs were low he prolly has a high per game value — elevating him in daily leagues

  12. The Great Knoche says:
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    Think Maddon might check out the other job about to be open in LA before signing with the Halos.

    Gotta be Right up Showwalter’s alley in Philly? After three straight first timers lasting two years they gotta look at Buck, Girardi or Farrell or something like that.

    • Coolwhip

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      Sentimently i think he’ll take the Angels job, prior to Rays he spent like 30 years with the org including being the bench coach under Scioscia in ’02 when they were last champs (ugh, that was a good year, so long ago now, sigh). Word on the street is Arte is pretty adamant that he wants Maddon back. So he might be willing to do just about anything to get him signed, possibly even pay a premium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised Maddon hasn’t signed with the Angels already, tbh…I think MLB wants teams to wait until after playoffs otherwise Maddon seems locked into Anaheim — Philly would do well to stay away from Buck… They should throw a lot of $ at Girardi

  13. Shawnuel says:
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    When did 3B get so deep? Although, in my league, about 12 of these guys did not qualify for 3B. I had Hunter Dozier, Yandy Diaz and Miguel Sano for $2, $2 and $1 respectively and was THRILLED with my production at 3B. One starter (Sano) and one (Diaz) reserve and Dozier was a FAAB pick-up because I drafted Ian Happ 20 minutes before reading that he had been sent to AAA. The best news……Diaz qualifies for 1B next season and Dozier for OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When everyone got 3B elgib. Not sure your eligib. rules that they didn’t qualify for you… Solid guys you had! Loving Dozier and, to an extent, Sano

  14. DJ says:
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    Bear or bull on Sano? 34 homers in only 380 ABs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which one is the good one? That one

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        A bull thrusts its horns up to attack (market charging up) and a bear attacks by swiping down with its claws (market diving down). Also, you never see a financial company with a bear in its logo (bank of the west just got rid of theirs though) bad juju… Merril Lynch for example has a bull. Theres also the bronze bull statue in the Mahattan Financial District… :-)

        The more you know *
        …and knowing is half the battle!
        G.I. Joe!

        • Grey

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          Ha, nice! I never knew the reasons before but they make sense…thanks!

  15. Smitty says:
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    As a life-long Dodger fan, still in mourning and still in shock. To give a little perspective for my forthcoming rant, the subject of the almighty pitch count is my biggest beef. While pitchers throwing >125 pitches in a game has substantially declined (212 in ’98 / only 14 in ’07) to “protect” their arms and investments. Try telling that to some of the best to ever toe the rubber, Ryan, Seaver, Blyleven, B. Gibson, R. Johnson, Clemens and current studs like Scherz or Verly that they are done in the 7th inning of a 3-1 ballgame to clinch! Are you kidding me? Sadly, CG’s have been replaced by QS’s. Understood Buehler has already had TJ surgery, but was still pumping 97 and seemed OK. These are the games you live for right?
    Fast forward to the “Kershaw – piggyback” reference. Still ahead in the driver’s seat Roberts gives Kershaw a chance to contribute to the party. How nice! Now if necessary I could see Kersh being used in a long relief role, but not in a short relief role to face Rendon & Soto. Besides, Walker still had plenty left and could’ve dug deep IMO. Roberts fatal mistake of not going with what got you there will haunt us all for a long time. Total incompetence and poor judgement

    • Grey

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      Think this whole loss falls at Roberts’s feet… Walker might’ve been able to go further, but don’t mind pulling him, don’t even hate Kershaw giving up the lead bc he is usually fine, but going two innings with Joe Kelly is ridiculous

    • Coolwhip

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      I forever point to Kershaw’s 4.46 postseason ERA. And he’s even worse after the 6th inning (starting and relieving)… so it’s never a good idea to send him in the there. The demons(or fairies) find him in the postseason. Then sending Kelly out there for a 2nd inning, smh. should have let Maeda go 2. Just all around poor. I’m not even a Dodgers fan and watching that pitching management (last night and during series) drove me insane.

      I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here!

    • Been coaching for 44+ and know all too well the easiest thing in this world is to second guess after the fact. I thought the kid should’ve stayed in, period end of story, but would’ve been OK with Maeda setting up Jansen. Kenley is/was the closer wasn’t he? Roberts got too cute.
      Oh well, unfortunately I believe we need a fresh skipper to take club to a WS Championship. Jimmy Leyland still around? Ha – wasn’t he the guy who turned heads batting some guy named Yelich in the 3 hole for team USA – and winning a championship BEFORE Yelich officially broke out? Ahhhh…

      • Grey

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        Yeah, Leyland was great… I honestly am not convinced Roberts added anything to that team… they’re so stacked they could’ve won 106 games with Brad Ausmus

        • HAHA – Ausmus! I just pulled an oblique laughing

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • Thanks for letting me vent on the game when it’s supposed to be about 3B’s recap. Ironically Rendon led me to my rotisserie team to win it all in ’19 – go figure. I lean towards Js. Ramirez in ’20 at a bargain (3rd round?)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem, I’m upset too being in LA

  16. Dan says:
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    In a 14 team, H2H, Points League. Keep 10, plus 2 N/A slots. $260 Salary Cap. ( Going into year 3/3 of contract, Players can be extended up to 2 years for $5 per year).

    Below is what I’m working with:

    Sean Murphy $10 N/A
    Matt Olson $4 3 of 3
    Vlad $10 2 of 3
    Tommy Pham $10 3 of 3
    Francisco Lindor $50 3 of 3
    Jorge Soler $10 2 of 3
    Manny Machado $40 2 of 3
    Justus Sheffield $10 2 of 3
    Justin Verlander $35 3 of 3
    Joey Lucchesi $10 3 of 3
    Adalberto Mondesi $10 3 of 3
    Michael Conforto $22 2 of 3
    Wander Franco $1 N/A
    Shane Bieber $6 2 of 3
    Jeff McNeil $10 2 of 3
    Luis Robert $10 N/A
    Andrew Heaney $10 2 of 3
    Eddie Rosario $4 3 of 3
    Keston Hiura $10 2 of 3
    Jesus Luzardo $3 2 of 3
    Brandon Woodruff $10 2 of 3
    Jeff Samardzija $10 2 of 3
    Alex Kirilloff $10 N/A
    Brendan McKay (P) $10 2 of 3
    Royce Lewis $1 N/A
    Nate Pearson $10 N/A
    Lucas Giolito $10 2 of 3

    Its early, but curious to see if your thoughts line up with what I’m thinking keepers – pre-offseason trades.

    Olson ($4), Vlad ($10), Lindor ($50), Aldaberto ($20, extended +2), E. Rosario ($9 extended +1), Hiura ($10), Soler ($10), Verlander ($35) Bieber ($6), Giolito ($10).
    N/A : Luis Robert ($10), Wander Franco ($1)

    That puts me at $175

    Its obviously early and lots of time for trades to play out. Curious on whether you’d swap any of these out? Considering tossing Lindor back and trying to draft him (Trout is highest at $60). A lot of young guys to trade around too.

    Hope this isn’t too much info, and any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham over Lindor, right? Then just draft Lindor back, no?

  17. Dan says:
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    Thanks – sometimes i just need that sage advice to go with the head and not the heart. Cleveland fan here, haha. Trying to enjoy him while I can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I hear ya… Can just get him back tho for around same $

  18. Lil Petey says:
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    Ah yes, Kris Bryant was certainly fun to own in head to head. Disappeared for weeks on end then as soon as he got hot, injuries from out of nowhere would knock him out of commission for a bit.

    Between him, Conforto, Haniger and Tatis I had 2 knocked out via collisions with team mates, a ruptured testicle and a groin injury from doing the splits. Throw in my Abreu last year who also twisted a teste and my team’s reproductive health is a concern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, hilarious

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