*rubbing hands together*  This is where things get interesting.  Anyone could tell you Scherzer, deGrom, yadda, blabbedy, blue are top 20 starters.  I could ask some bean counter in Modesto, California who the top 20 starters and he’d know, and he counts beans!  Anyone can count beans!  Honestly, why is he counting beans?  Seems like a waste of time.  Any hoo!  The top 40 starters for 2019 fantasy baseball is a bit like the top 20 for 2019 fantasy baseball.  It could go dozens of ways.  This is the way I went.  Here’s Steamer’s 2019 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2019 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Pitchers.  All projections listed are mine and I mention where I see tiers starting and stopping.  Anyway, here’s the top 40 starters for 2019 fantasy baseball:

CLICK HERE FOR TOP 20 STARTERS FOR 2019 FANTASY BASEBALL

21. Jameson Taillon – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Price.  I call this tier, “Just put the cap of toothpaste on without mentioning it.”  In the narrative of “You Were Meant For Me” by Jewel, she makes a point of saying she put the cap back on the toothpaste.  Yes, that’s good, but you have to point it out?  How about you just put the cap back on without mentioning it?  That’s this tier, putting the cap on the toothpaste without pointing out what a great person you are for doing the only conscionable thing you can do after removing the toothpaste cap, i.e., these pitchers are good without drawing attention to it.  As for Taillon, if he were traded to the Astros, I’d be all up in Taillon’s meat groove, and would rank him in the top 15 overall.  For the last two years, Taillon has had a 8.4 K/9, which means he’d be a 12 K/9 guy on the Astros.  Here’s Ray Searage, “It’s better if you throw to contact.”  Shut up, Searage, and get your wet blanket off Taillon!  2019 Projections:  13-11/3.47/1.15/185 in 196 IP

22. Zack Wheeler – If we were just ranking per pitchers’ 2nd halves, then Wheeler would be ranked 2nd overall.  Though, Trevor Williams would be 1st.  Though, Part 2: How Many Of Those Thoughs You Got? deGrom would be 3rd.  Wheeler’s 2nd half:  1.68 ERA, 3.47 xFIP, 8.8 K/9, 1.8 BB/9 and 20.4% K-BB%.  The biggest change from 1st to 2nd half was the lowered walk rate, increase in fastball velocity and frequency he threw his slider.  He had the best fastball in the 2nd half, up from the 33rd best fastball in the 1st half.  If the velocity holds, Wheeler could easily be a top 10 pitcher.  I don’t know how much I believe it…Actually, to mansplain, I do know how much I believe it.  I believe it to draft him 24th overall for starters.  2019 Projections:  13-9/3.51/1.14/196 in 194 IP

23. Jose Berrios – I could’ve called this tier a solid number two, and a number one in a pinch with just a bit more risk, which is different than a risky pinched number two.  At least one guy in this tier will be ranked in the top 10 overall for starters next year (and at least one will be ranked out of the top 40, but hush that fuss).  If I were a gambling man, I’d say Berrios’s trends say he’s the most likely to breakout of this tier.  He’s also the riskiest.  2019 Projections: 13-10/3.60/1.15/205 in 196 IP

24. J.A. Happ – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Re-signed with the Yankees.  To get a deal, Happ didn’t even have to tell anyone how he’d hypothetically strike out Babe Ruth.  Have you heard about this?  Adam Ottavino said he would strike out Babe Ruth.  Offseason NFL is about who murdered who, offseason MLB is hypotheticals about superstars who have been dead 70 years.  Yo, who says baseball is not lit?  My thoughts on it, Ottavino’s a moron.  Saying he’d strike out Ruth is like saying I’d beat Albert Einstein at a quiz on Game of Thrones mythology.  Yeah, Einstein might struggle with that one.  Or a less ridiculous hypothetical, a top scientist today vs. Einstein as they’re quizzed on current science trends.  Any hoo!  Happ’s had a Verlander-type resurgence the deeper his career has gone.  Never sexy to rely on a 36-year-old, but if he can maintain a 9+ K/9 and 2.5-ish BB/9, then his xFIP will be under 3.90 and he’ll be worth owning in all leagues.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2019 Projections: 13-7/3.77/1.16/181 in 170 IP

25. David Price – Here’s a flashy young name, huh?  If you’ve followed the stylings of the Fantasy Master Lothario for an Urban Dictionary minute, it won’t be surprising to hear I battled myself to get Price in the below tier of guys I’m avoiding.  “Rank him below”  *smacks self across face*  “Jesus Christ, that hurt!”  *Smacks self again*  “Stop being a baby!”  “Seriously, stop slapping me, it fudging hurts!”  “Fudging?  What are you Ralphy in A Christmas Story?  Grow a set!”  *kicks self in balls*  See, so you see I really battled myself, but I ended up ranking Price here knowing I might not draft him if any of the guys above are available.  He really hasn’t been bad the last few years, even if a bit inconsistent on how many innings he throws.  *steps on knuckles of a fallen Grey*  “Please, self.”  “You’re gonna curse the day you met me!”  “You’ve made your point.”  *slams head into wall*  “Goddamnit!”  2019 Projections:  15-9/3.62/1.17/181 in 179 IP

26. Joey Lucchesi – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Castillo.  I call this tier, “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Snapchat Filter.”  By the tier name, these guys are wonders of the modern world.  We’re not going back to olden times and marveling at Justin Verlander.  We could care less what happened back in, say, 2016.  These guys are for a modern world.  As for Lucchesi, I already gave you a Joey Lucchesi sleeper.  It was written by me, then renovated by The Property Brothers.  2019 Projections:  12-9/3.62/1.27/174 in 163 IP

27. Eduardo Rodriguez – I already gave you an Eduardo Rodriguez sleeper.  It debuted on a song with Shaq and the Fu-Schnickens. 2019 Projections:  13-7/3.58/1.24/168 in 158 IP

28. Tyler Glasnow – I already gave you a Tyler Glasnow sleeper.  It spraypainted an M on the front of a Carvel store, then melted a Fudgie the Whale with its eyes, after 45 minutes of staring at it out of its freezer case. 2019 Projections:  10-8/3.68/1.23/182 in 158 IP

29. Shane Bieber – I already gave you a Shane Bieber sleeper.  It dated, on and off, Selena Gomez for six years.  2019 Projections: 13-7/3.45/1.12/154 in 156 IP

30. Luis Castillo – I should’ve written a sleeper post for Castillo too, but I did last year (oops) and his 1st half last year was so demoralizing.  Plus, I went over him in the video at the top of the post.  Everything clicked as it was supposed in the 2nd half (2.44 ERA, 9.4 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 3.17 xFIP) and now I’m seeing the narrative we were missing all along.  Know how I love starters heading into their third season?  Bee eye en gee oh!  As much as Castillo was on everyone’s radars last year?  He should be on more radars this year and he’s on less.  We should be expressing our gratitude for him killing people’s fantasy teams last year.  You had no idea, but, if you owned him last year, your team was a martyr.   You’ll now be listed with all of the great martyrs in history:  your aunt Karen, your aunt Jodi, your aunt…Okay, every aunt is a martyr.  2019 Projections:  11-11/3.71/1.19/187 in 181 IP

31. Charlie Morton – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Kershaw.  I call this tier, “I’ve placed my foot on the back of your knee and I’m pulling.”  By the tier name I mean, I’m attempting to pull your head out of your ass for overdrafting these guys, let’s see how well I do.  Please rate and review my head-pulling-from-anus abilities on iTunes.  As for Morton, here’s what I said this offseason, “Signed with the Rays.  The Rays went out and got Morton because they’re suspicious of too many people realizing their opener trick.  Kinda like how your dentist says, “Only one more filing,” then takes a pliers and rips out your back tooth.  Or is that only me?  Stupid Obamacare!  I’m a bit surprised the Rays went out and got Morton.  He doesn’t feel like the Rays’ type at all.  (Mad Libs in name of player you’ve never heard of who they’re about to turn into someone good) feels like the Rays’ type.  Morton had elbow issues at the end of last year, is 35 years old, and just threw the 2nd most IP of his career.  I don’t know, Rays, I think the Astros might’ve Jokey Smurf’d you.  I won’t be going out of my way to draft Morton this year.”  And that’s me copying and pasting me!  2019 Projections: 9-6/3.54/1.18/159 in 144 IP

32. Madison Bumgarner –  I have a fun idea.  Get a giant, uh, Giants fan and have Bumgarner pretend to be his Uber while driving on a motorcycle.  On one hand, they wanna wrap their arms around Bumgarner.  On the other hand, there’s a 35% chance you’re going to end up falling and breaking your right side.  I had no doubt I wanted Bumgarner in a tier of pitchers I didn’t want, but I considered lowering him even further.  This is where we get into trouble, because someone is going to say something like, “What if Bumgarner and Pivetta are both on the board?  Who do you draft?”  Pivetta is someone who I haven’t ranked yet, but I do like him as you know from my sleeper post.  I draft Pivetta over Bumgarner even though Bumgarner is ranked above him, and you’re giving a hypothetical that would never happen.  Bumgarner is being drafted in front of pitchers I like who I ranked before him.  Bumgarner would never be an option with Pivetta.  2019 Projections: 10-9/3.67/1.20/178 in 206 IP

33. Chris Archer – You, with your doe-eyes, “Any interest in Archer this year?”  Me, cynical and judgy, as I stare blankly at you.  With your luck, if you draft Archer, not only will he have a 4+ ERA again and a 1.35+ WHIP again, but he will also cut down on his Ks because Ray Searage looks at every pitcher like they’re a grease fire.  Stop throwing baking soda on everyone, Searage!  2019 Projections:  9-11/3.89/1.26/209 in 192 IP

34. Masahiro Tanaka – Yes, I will consider trading for Tanaka in the 2nd half.  No, I will not be drafting him for his 8.75 April ERA, and 9.12 May ERA.  2019 Projections:  13-10/3.81/1.19/178 in 175 IP

35. Robbie Ray – A question direct from a final exam at the Fantasy Baseball College at Charleston, “Is a 12+ K/9 ever bad from a starter?”  The professor rarely changes the question from year to year, or his sweatpants.  So, we know the answer is, “Yes, when it comes with a 5+ BB/9.”  I wanted to figure out a way to get excited for Ray, and he only needs to shave a little over one walk per nine off his walk rate, and has been there in the past, but, if I’m being honest, I don’t want to risk it after he made my team’s ratios look like a heroin den’s bathroom last year.  2019 Projections: 8-12/3.95/1.32/217 in 177 IP

36. Clayton Kershaw – I wanted to drop Kershaw even further, but ranking him this low already sets me apart from most, if not all other rankings.  Could Kershaw have a Verlander-type reemergence as he moves into his 30’s?  Certainly.  Or soitenly, if someone is reading dressed as Curly Howard.  You’re crumby with crackers if you’re drafting Kershaw because you know he will return to form.  Let’s start with the good:  his command is fairly stable, and terrific.  Let’s list all the problems:  velocity way down, can’t throw 200 IP anymore, chase rate is down, contact rate is way up, Ks are way down, xFIP is highest it’s been in six years, and he’s leaving less men on base.  Honestly, I think I’m being optimistic by ranking him this high.  He could be great, and might have a sub-3 ERA again, but it won’t come with elite Ks or a full season.  UPDATE:  Can’t play catch without coming away too sore to continue pitching.  Bummed that more people didn’t draft this schmohawk before he came down with the “every pitcher who has thrown too many innings”-itis.  Shame I didn’t even get to write a schmohawk post about him before it happened, so at least I can point to how correct I was, though I did tell everyone in the above blurb.  I still would not touch him with a ten-foot pole.  Or really even an eleven-foot pole.   Actually, how big do poles come?  Hey, Ivan Putski, any guesses?  2019 Projections: 10-4/3.10/1.07/126 in 131 IP

37. Kyle Hendricks – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the top 60 starters for 2019 fantasy baseball.  I call this tier, “Sideways bosom.”   There’s safety in numbers.  The number three, for unstints, is safe.  The number 3 also looks like a sideways bosom.  What’s more comforting!  These pitchers should be a fantasy number 3 like a sideways bosom.  As for Hendricks, I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to nuzzle Hendricks coming into this year, but looking at his numbers leaves me feeling like an 8-year-old during an attachment parenting session.   Two years ago, a 3.03 ERA.  Last year, 3.44 ERA.  Sure, it comes with a 7.3-ish K/9, but there’s no walks and it’s not a bad sideways bosom to latch onto.  2019 Projections:  13-9/3.51/1.16/158 in 194 IP

38. Miles Mikolas – On a side note about ADP, I know I won’t be able to draft Mikolas this late, but, if he happens to fall, I will happily take him.  His K/9 last year was 6.55, which makes me want to put up a meh emoji, but his stuff reads to me more like a 7+ K/9 guy and, with his 1.3 BB/9, that will more than do.  By the way, what’s with every pitcher who has pitched in Japan, or is Japanese, having incredible command?  It’s almost like efficiency is taught in Japan.  2019 Projections:  13-9/3.61/1.12/165 in 202 IP

39. Nathan Eovaldi – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Re-signed with the Red Sox.  Eovaldi is coming off his best season and has really started to find his strikeouts with his 97 MPH fastball.  Plus, that command?  *chef’s kiss*  Okay, now to translate that into numbers.  He had a 3.81 ERA with an 8.2 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 and was able to throw 111 IP.  Everything in the 1st sentence, lavishing praise, was accurate, and all those other numbers are true too, yet not very impressive.  Eovaldi seems to have stumbled into the Red Sox hype machine.  He was better in the 2nd half, but I see more of a potential decent fantasy number three.”  And that’s me quoting me!  2019 Projections:  12-8/3.78/1.16/135 in 149 IP

40. Cole Hamels –  Truth bomb alert!  I had Hamels in a tier below of older, known starters and, specifically, Cubs starters I don’t want, but Hamels’s 2nd half was good enough for me to ignore the advancing age and hideousness of his fastball.  He had a 3.69 xFIP in the 2nd half, improved ground balls and fewer fly balls, which is as important in Wrigley as a catheter to avoid urinals.  2019 Projections:  13-10/3.89/1.24/184 in 189 IP

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Bo (Amsterdam)
Bo (Amsterdam)
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey. Baseball Forecaster is surspringly high on Zack Greinke, even if he does not top 89 mph anymore. At the same time he is still racking up K’s and other great pitchers have been able to be successful without velocity after a certain age. Could you please explain your reservations about Greinke? Would you rather have Mike Clevinger or Jack Flaherty because of the higher average fastball velocity, although the track record is small?

Jr
Jr
3 years ago

Dynasty keeper question. In a 10 team h2h league would you prefer Khris or Blackmon? Stats are Total Bases, HR, BB, OBP, SLG and net steals.

I know you have blackmon ranked higher, but would these categories change your thoughts on anything?

Thanks!

James
James
3 years ago

Would anyone trade first round trout for fifth round Acuna?

Dozier Nice Boobs
Dozier Nice Boobs
3 years ago

Keep 4 with a 10% increase annually. $250 budget, 12 team H2H. Keeping Bregman($7), Judge ($5) and Hoskins ($11). I need 1 keeper out of the following:

Kluber $23
Verlander $22
Mondesi $10
Flaherty $10
Turner $49

Cdoc8686
Cdoc8686
3 years ago

I feel like there is some universal constant for Searage – like Ray Searage’s Law of Equilibrium. Every pitcher that Ray Searage coaches, whether he can throw gas like Cole or has an 8.00 ERA like Nova on the Yanks, once he’s on the Pirates he approaches the constant of a 4.00 ERA with low strike outs and a lot groundballs.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Hey Grey – in a keep 5 forever OBP / OPS league (12 teams, but shallow active bats – no CI or MI, 3 OF):

Would you trade your $4 Vlad for a $8 Bellinger or $18 Acuna? If yes to both, Acuna over Bellinger?

My current keepers (without the trade) would be: $8 Rhys, $5 Mondesi, $4 Vlad (or $4 Eugenio), $5 Buehler, $8 Nola.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: But not Bellinger? Thanks again!

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
3 years ago

Best 7 keepers:

Hoskins $11
Altuve $34
Rendon $19
Baez $16
Rizzo $16
Blackmon $23
Ozuna $7
Rosario $19
Soto $1
K. Davis $23
Syndergaard $11

$260 10-team mixed H2H 6×5 league. No brainer on Soto and Baez. The rest I dunno.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league – keep forever league

Trying to figure my last keeper. I can either throw Gleyber Torres back at 2B and keep Bellinger which means I’d be drafting a 2B at the 10th round or later. Or I can keep Torres at 2B and throw Bellinger back and draft a 1B instead. Whoever I throw back, I’ll probably never get back since it’s a keep forever league. Basically, which should I keep in a points league? Thanks.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Grey,

So I’m reading your post on Luis Castillo, and it makes me really wish you had done a sleeper piece on him. So instead of going into all that depth, let me ask this way.

If everything went right for Castillo this year, injury free, makes adjustments that work, lowers walk rate, improves K-rate, all that and a box of donuts, What do you think Castillo’s ceiling would be? I know he’s not going to win 20 games for the Reds. But what do you think his potential numbers could be if it all falls right for him? Would love to see those projections!

Also, absolutely love the way you pronounce his last name in the video. It sounds like you’ve got two extra Ls and an extra i in there or something. Luis Castillillio .. Haha!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: No Castillo ceiling numbers, buddy?

Come on, make me feel good today! I need some positive news!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Now I like that!!!

Here’s to hoping like hell that happens!!!!

Packers
Packers
3 years ago

In a 12 team dynasty, keep all with OPS added. My team needs some speed. Setting fine in power.
Got offered Dee, Mazara and either Miggy, Smoak or Cron for
My E-5, B. Dozier and Pollack.
I know Pollack and Dozier offer some speed but you and I don’t like Pollack and Dozier plus E5 is 35 as well as Miggy. I asked for Bauers instead of the other 3 1bm but he is hesitating.
Should I take the deal? Trade analyzer says I’d be up $7.
Is Bauers a deal breaker?

Packers
Packers
3 years ago

Grey, even though I have enjoyed all your rankings post so far, and am getting a feel for who you like this year, I find the top 40 and top 60 SP’s post of most value.
I’m drafting another 12 team draft 50 and hold roster now. I already have, Clev, Jack, Cmart and Highball. This is after drafting 4 bats first. Now I can draft Erod, Luchessi or K. Hendricks or Mazara for my 4th outfielder. Have Rosario, JUP, Conforto already.
So my concern with the 50 and hold and no waivers do I need to have more depth than normal for pitching staff, or grab Marzara?

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Packers
3 years ago

@Packers: Pick 153 for above.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Manny, Freddy, Mondesi and Rendon where the first 4, plus I got Oder, and Yates.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Packers
3 years ago

@Packers: What I see in these 50 and hold drafts and even other type of redrafts are what you refer to as drafting scared. It’s easy to grab a pitcher vs a hitter. I think it comes down to positions needed, and then saying screw it I’ll grab a pitcher. For example, each guy at the turn took two pitchers in the middle rounds, one Hicks and Miller the other Robertson and Dominquez. Not good overall but good for me.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thank You

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Grey, keep Honeywell or Paddack for 2019? How about long term?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Dave
3 years ago

@Dave: I’d want Honeywell, but Paddack looks like real deal. He only has 30 IP at AA though so I’d like to see him prove he can keep it rolling above A ball.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Can’t disagree but I think it’s very very close and Paddack plays in a much better ballpark in a much easier division. Also has better stats than pretty much every other minor league pitcher

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: even taking into account NL West vs AL East? Paddack’s stats are off the charts. Better than Honeywell pretty much across the board, granted in fewer innings. I think most everyone would say Honeywell but I do believe it’s fairly close.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
3 years ago

keep 6 obp league,who u keep as a 6th rounder Conforto or Albies

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks boss ,your the best

Perplexus Maximus
Perplexus Maximus
3 years ago

Hey Grey. After a ten year hiatus from anything fantasy related I finally was suckered into a 16 team h2h 10×10 by one of my best friends. I warned him I would win and so far have come first and second (only because my opponent had scorching Voit-itus in the final) in the 2 years I have been involved. Your write ups have been an essential mine of unearthed gems. I enjoy the nonsense but once you peel that layer off the only sense that’s left is the ever so uncommon common sense. That being said, I’m at a loss as to which 7 to keep this year.

The top few are straightforward. Treat, Rizzo, and Acuna but I toss and turn over the rest.

Carrasco, Clevinger, Saurez,Abreu, Conforto, Vlad, Eloy, Mondesi, Gary Sanchez, Villar, I’m even contemplating Josh Hader as the pitching side is heavily weighted to relievers (W, Rw, Holds, Saves in addition to ERA whip and K/9) and he was the 2nd highest pitching value in our league out of anyone behind Max.

Any suggestions o great one?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Why Conforto, Rizzo,Vlad or Carrasco over the #20 overall Mondesi? Just curious. Risk?

Perplexus Maximus
Perplexus Maximus
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Deeply appreciated and honestly if I dug deeper down and separated the dross from the gold that would have been my list emblazoned in my fantasy heart. So tempting to keep one the others and try to nab Mondesi with the 15th pick tho. I just don’t want to risk having to watch him have a full breakout season on another team. Again much thanks…

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

I finished season 1 of TLK. Wow, it went from 7 to 8.5. So many people die, so many…

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: the deaths are all good deaths except that one tall saxon soldier guy. That made me sad.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@BJFOHOHL: I wasn’t big on S1, but it definitely got better. Uhtred’s accent kind of annoys me though. The names are so silly, until you realize they are historical. The whole thing is historical! That shizz happened, more or less!

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: the names are so difficult

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Wheeler looked a lot like degrom at the end of last year. My #1 target this year.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: One take away from the vitriol yesterday was thre comp of Hendricks and Miles. And here they are #39 and 40. Amen (or Ahmed to our Met readers)

knucks
knucks
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I got a slow draft coming. You would you care to release the name of your RP darling that you had mentioned a week or two ago??

My guess is Leclerc.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

@knucks: Would you*

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
3 years ago

how did you do last year? you never brag enuf

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Oh you finished 3rd in Tout, you were winning tho!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey: good lord that is a high brag %, outside of what that 3 stooges guy gotta lead the industry.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty 6×6 QS/OBP

Min 8 starts-max 13

trade my pollock for glasnow/jon gray

probably would have to drop minor in that case.

My OF soto, pollock, marte, puig, meadows, laureano, bader,
SP Mikolas, Maeda, Ryu, Hill, Eovaldi, Freddy Peralta, Alex Reyes, Alex Wood, Mike Minor

Sam the Ham
Sam the Ham
3 years ago

Wow! I didn’t know that a “meat groove” was something I wanted to be all up in, but I’m intrigued. (Purely from a fantasy perspective, of course!)

12-team 6×6 keeper w/ OPS, we keep 10. Assuming my OF has a good foundation (Harper) and I have Machado as my 3B, which two do you like most out of Conforto, Eloy, and Matt Chapman? All of their projections seem kinda same-ish to me.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

After yesterday I will be careful with posting any opinions so I will say you made a list. No judgement of said list but will recognize that a list was made and published by you.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: To be safe I will text you any disagreements as long as they stay between us

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

Great post Grey! Like some of the others have said I love your SP rankings the most. I was picking up just about everything you were putting down until I got to berrios. I have not been paying attention to him at all so thanks for making me notice. He’ll definitely be on my radar come draft day.

Where’s oaktown today? I hope all you savages didn’t scare him off. I was reading some of the responses to his posts late last night…sheesh tough crowd. Would love to hear his take on some of these top 40 as well.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog: and by all you savages I really just mean the 1 or 2 people from yesterday haha

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

JMart and Castillo… because… how can it be any worse?

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Crazy J
3 years ago

@Crazy J:

err *blush* CMart!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Wish this were a joke, but now the Rockies are talking about bringing back CarGo. Do we need to be worried about David Dahl ([alt version: do I need to pull my Clevinger for Dahl offer?]).

Just talk/rumors, but I bet there’s a 75% chance of this happening…

Hot Corner
Hot Corner
3 years ago

I am working through an NFBC DC draft. Currently in Round 17. How is this staff looking so far:

Bauer / C-Mart / Pivetta / Josh James / Skaggs / Kimbrel / Seranthony

Also, I need to add a little speed to the below “All-Grey” outfield. Do you like Kiermaier or Mullins better?

Betts
Soto
Dahl
Conforto

Hot Corner
Hot Corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the help. Was leaning Mullins but need some affirmation.

Are you guys getting Razzball leagues going again?

Hot Corner
Hot Corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Cool

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

I am B.J. Upton. Son of Melvin Upton. Son of Bossman Junior Upton.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I am Josh Rutledge, son of Josh Rutledge.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I totally get these jokes!

I am Steve Garvey, son of Steve Garvey

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@BJFOHOHL:

I am Rick Monday, son of Rick Monday.

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  FrankGrimes
3 years ago

@FrankGrimes: My comment was sponsored by Garvey’s infidelity issues during his playing days

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I am Fausto Carmona, son of Roberto Hernandez

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  BJFOHOHL
3 years ago

@BJFOHOHL:

haha

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I am Boutros, son of Boutros Boutros-Ghali

BJFOHOHL
BJFOHOHL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I got the be all end all. I am Giancarlo Stanton, son of Mike Stanton

Clemente
Clemente
3 years ago

Quick question:
Keep forever 12 team dynasty roto. Approx 4/5 of the league are really knowledgable owners.

Is it crazy to think of trading Francisco Lindor

for

Aldaberto Mondesi, Royce Lewis and Nick Senzel (or Carter Kieboom).

Would you need more than 2 top prospects and a Mondesi to move Lindor?

Additional context, my team is competitve and set for the long haul, following Grey’s masterful advice. I finished third last year and want to set the team up to not only finish top 3 again this year, but stand out in the years to come.

Thanks.

Clemente
Clemente
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks bud.
I appreciate it. Always helping to keep mofos in check.

Juan
Juan
3 years ago

Gray,
H2H Keeper league. We keep 10.
Man i have a blockbuster that was just proposed – I give up Albies, Torres, Blackmon, Suarez and my last pick. In return Mondesi, Buehler, Whit, a 3 this year and a few high picks next year.

current roster:
abreau
albies
suares
torres
monada
mazara
blackmon
Hicks
snell
severino

my 10th guy can be either one of these cats:
Tanaka
Sano
Bader
Newcomb
Matz
J.Martinez

New Roster would look like:
1st abreau,
2nd moncada
3rd X
SS Mondesi*
OF Whit*
OF Hicks
OF Mazara
UTL Bader*
SP Buehler*
SP Snell
SP Severino

I feel like all the power is gone, the steals, runs would be elite and pitching would be crazy good.
thoughts?

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

12 player keeper league $260 budget, salaries increases $5 per year: Who do you like best out of this group? Grienke ($37), Stripling ($15), Anibel Sanchez ($15), Archer ($37)

My other starters are Verlander, Glasnow & Bauer.

Thanks

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Interesting…I have not seen this opinion

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

I completely agree on Berrios. He’s a guy with decent upside, but a good bit of downside bleh too. I had him last year and he was great early. Then on/off from there. I think he’ll move significantly this year. Whether it’s up or down is anyone’s guess.

This might be the best year to Reggie Roby top tier pitchers and grab a few in the Taillon-Castillo range. You know, when doode’s are grabbing overrated CLs…

Funny Name
Funny Name
3 years ago

So we should trade Sale (not that any of us are drafting him) at the ASB for Tanaka, Castillo and a 2nd half hitter like Dozier (2016+2017 Dozier that is).

Skip Mcgillicuddy
Skip Mcgillicuddy
3 years ago

E-Rod, on a per-start basis, might just be top 20. Hes just gotta stay healthy.
Mad-Bum is “crap on a stick”, and that’s me quoting Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank. Are we sure this was an ATV accident? Seems more serious. He might’ve been the passenger in Harry Crumb’s green mustang. R.I.P John Candy.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Skip Mcgillicuddy
3 years ago

@Skip Mcgillicuddy: Agreed on E-Rod.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

i know at least in past times in the asian leagues the managers used to frown big time on whiffs for batters (i’m basing this on what i’ve read), at least the kind you see the worst of in MLB players. so you’d end up with far less homers and tons of contact hitters. the pitcher version of this of course would be to frown on ball throwers.

Pouss-Pouss
Pouss-Pouss
3 years ago

“You don’t got my money, Lucchesi? You don’t got my f*ckin’ money, huh?”

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
3 years ago

Hey Grey! I think i may have asked you this already, but can you rank the keepers you like best in a 12 team H2H league…Thanks!

– J Paxton in 12th rd
– W Buehler in 10th rd
– V Robles in 20th rd

Of the 5 max keepers we can keep, I am already keeping 4 hitting keeper studs, so should I lean towards keeping a SP above, or keep Robles & just draft a few best avail SPs early ??

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: hmm yea right? Buehler over Robles if hav to choose only 1 keeper?

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Johnny Be Good
3 years ago

@Johnny Be Good: Actually scratch that//Buehler would be a 7th rd keeper, not 10th.

So Paxton in 12th rd or Robles in 20th rd??

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha, thanks bud

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: cant keep Buehler (dont love value as 7th rd keeper)….

Paxton in 12th rd or Robles in 20th rd?? Thx man

Bitter Beerface
Bitter Beerface
3 years ago

Pittsburgh, May 9th, 2017:

“Hey left ball, who’s the Jameson in between us, haha, never gets old….left ball? Left ball? LEFT BALL, stop joking around! LEFT BAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!! Oh god, how can I go on without left ball! Hello darkness, I will now resign myself to grieving for a full year plus five weeks or so, and in doing so, send negative energy up to my owner’s brain. Sighhhhh, so sad.”

July 12th, 2018:

“Boy, it sure is more roomy in here, I could get used to this. It’s like a duplex where I took out the dividing wall, doubled my living space, yet pay the same rent! Life is good! I will now send positive thoughts up to my owner’s brain!”

That night, Jameson pitches a 10-K, 4-H, 1ER QS gem against the hot Brewers. And doesn’t look back. Dropped his ERA from 4+ and finished the season at 3.20.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Bitter Beerface
3 years ago

@Bitter Beerface: the sad part is you can still have accidental children with one ball. somebody should inform taillon of this in case he doesn’t know.

goodfold2
goodfold2
3 years ago

i’m not that far behind finally. caught all the way up with the 4-6 min short videos for single players, all the way on all podcasts, page 5 for overall stuff. finished my 30 team 6 round draft (up to 40 man prospect slots in total, first year it didn’t go up by 5 and was 40 last year), put obviously tons of time into that one, as it’s ridiculously deep knowledge. meanwhile our 5 weeks of FA starts with final bids for week 1 tomorrow. since this is first year of the year in which it’s original rookie contracts have ended there are more guys available than usual. now only guys rostered are 1 of our 3 yearly tags (1 franchise, 1 restricted and 1 of either), guys who were matched in previous years and had more than a 1 year deal, guys bid on multiyear deals before and guys still on other rookie contracts. so i’m ranking about 40 CI, 40 MI, more OF, tons of SP (i need these by far the least though), and so damn many RP it hurts my damn eyes (many of which are at best like the 5th guy away from closer or are currently in minors or unsigned).

mostly i’m all over the place on depthcharts.com. so i’m seeing ty france as somebody who’s apparently starting at 3B for SD, batting 8 (no platoon). player rater only has him down for 50 at bats. any clue what’s up with him. after our 4th FA week anybody not named in one of the lists and anybody not won in bidding goes into week 5 (or somebody won then dropped when a guy realized he can’t afford him or has no space for him). also it’s claiming margot is now only a bad side platooner.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: that works for me, i restricted mostsuckass with my one restricted tag and he came back bid only to 8.5 mil, which isn’t bad at all (your OPS rater has him as a 14.8 and shandler’s forecaster (not for OPS leagues of course, just 5×5) has him higher at $21. i’m aware that shandler has himself sucked for years but his yearly forecaster guide pretty much invented mashing up bill james for fantasy type stuff and still puts out a quite useful book, he did in the intro even make fun of his finishes last year).

this week we got these interesting names I got about 52.5 mil left and only
C
CI (2) mostsuckass, drury
MI (2) segura
OF (3) e.rosario, altherr, hicks, mags sierra
util
for hitting.
week 1 guys available (see what range you’d bid them roughly):
CI: muncy, bour, franco, pujols
MI: legs mcneil (damn shame about him)
OF: grichuk, markakis
RP: closers are very expensive here, parker/strickland available this week, kela/fields/ottavino/swarzak/reed as far as topish holds types
SP: too many to name, and i’m deep here already, so won’t pay for the big guys: e-rod, shoemaker. cullers goes this week too, would be as cheap as he’ll ever be to hang out in IR slot all year.

i’d hope muncy would cost around 6-7 but it’ll probably be more.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: hehehe. he went out of his way to explain how badly he did last year (and that it was worse than normal), he didn’t go into how much better he does in other years except to say it wasn’t that bad. his book is still quite good (he doesn’t write it by himself, in fact most of the good stuff isn’t directly from him at all).

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
3 years ago

@goodfold2: even if we admit he’s just bad baseballHQ is still well respected at least.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: i have nothing invested in him personally, ask rudy about the book though, i’m sure it’ll be mentioned well. it attempts to gauge skill stats to reengineer surface stats. it’s entirely possible he’s doing well enough off the book to not have put much time/effort into his own leagues in a long long time. i don’t agree with that on an ethical/life aesthetic level of course.

what youse bid on muncy out of 115 budget (i’m thinking 2-3 years if somehow the amount i can bid wins). anything over 1 million per year if you cut you have to eat half of it.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: OPS rater hates him, has him as a 1.6 and a 2.9 per game, it’s why i asked, as it seems way out of whack compared to what everybody else is thinking.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  goodfold2
3 years ago

@goodfold2: i get the forecaster every year as a second voice to my projections/rankings. only fantasy baseball thing i buy. already got 2019 and read shandler’s intro. total respect for all he’s accomplished and it’s worth noting there is a team of people working on that book (i think ron just does the intro).

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: yeah a large team from the “thanks” page at the very start every year. funny that that is the only thing you read/buy, before i ever came here (barely before) that (and still is) the only “old school” book i buy as well. in my case probably an amazon testimonial brought me to it. the player blurbs and skills stats are quite nice. even if you can’t trust anything about the playing time projections in the book since it’s printed in late dec or so.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
3 years ago

@goodfold2: for a while i had bought the baseball prospectus book (still has pretty good team recaps) and their prospect book. issue with those is they aren’t fantasy leaning at all, and their projections aren’t as good as yours/steamers anyway. also i simply didn’t have time to read the entirety of BP’s large yearly tome. the prospect stuff can be found in usually more useful forms for free anyway.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  goodfold2
3 years ago

agreed on the player blurbs and skill stats. i ignore the projections + $ value too.

rapscallion3
rapscallion3
3 years ago

Keeper league 13 teams 5×5. I was offered Harper and Verlander for Arenado. We keep 5 players. I plan on E Suarez as one of my keepers, but would likely drop him if I took the deal. I also have Kluber as a keeper so I don’t really need Verlander too. Should I decline, accept and drop Suarez, or accept and try to trade Kluber or Verlander for a draft pick?

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

10 team H2H keeper question. I’m deep at OF (Blackmon, Benintendi, Davis, Marte, and Ozuna) and have Baez and Albies at 2B. I, however, don’t have a 3B. Should I trade Benintendi and Albies to get Arenado and Austin Meadows? Thanks!

Bucktail30
Bucktail30
3 years ago

Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

Trade Matt Chapman, Tyler O’neill and Luke Voit

for

Anthony Rendon and 1st pick in draft(non-propects)?

Notable free agents: Renfroe, Piscotty, Smoak, Andrew Miller, Will Smith, Jake Junis, Roark, Wily Peralta

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Bucktail30
3 years ago

@Bucktail30: If those are your best options with the first pick in draft, I’d hold. No hate on Rendon, but I like Chapman + in OBP he won’t look very different than Rendon (plus he’s younger / fewer injury issues) + you get to keep Voit (who could be really interesting) and another good piece in O’neill. Don’t think any of the notable free agents you mentioned move the needle over Voit/O’neill.

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
3 years ago

Good stuff Lothario! Per your sleeper posts, I pretty much have all your sleeper SPs in the 4 drafts I’ve done thus far…All except Glasnow. I guess I’ve been taking the others in that tier instead. Must get one share at some point.

SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT to fellow Cards fan HARLEY or whatever the poster’s name is from yesterday. You need to relax. You are certainly welcome to disagree with O-Town Steve’s analysis of Flaherty. But there is no need to take shizz personal. Bringing up that ‘Cubs Fan’ nonsense makes us Cards lovers look bad…. like the time MAGA Cards fans criticized Fowler for simply stating a fact: That the muslim travel ban greatly inconvenienced his wife and wife’s family.

I greatly appreciate Oaktown Steve’s analysis…whether or not I agree with it. After all, he’s not saying Flaherty enjoys children like a clergyman or throws rocks at cats. He’s merely pointing out that he is being drafted too high. No need to take offense.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: But who is Oaktown’s RP darling this year…? Will he tell us…? Is it Leclerc?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Because I haven’t really pressed him yet haha, but I’m going to below.

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

First fella i’m picking off is Flaherty, then pretty much the rest of your sleepers. That sentence looks weird. I guess the answer to my question will come out with overall rankings or player rater rankings. Very useful tool compared to the average draft position posted on espn lately. I am giving into mock drafting this year. I thought the purist in me would disapprove, but this space monkey is is making it to the moon and back this year.

Thanks for what you do!

Mooouse
Mooouse
3 years ago

Keeper league:

Moustakas or Archer?

Thanks

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Mooouse
3 years ago

@Mooouse: Moose, fuck Archer, aren’t we all tired of waiting for him to perform?

zombie
3 years ago

This gem, & tomorrow’s to 60 have annually been invaluable. Grey knows arms. Not sure that the 3rd season principle correlates to hitters, but Castillo better not Buxton us! Luis ruined
many of us last season. But at a bargain price, I think that unlike Byron, Luis may be worth another shot. What does it mean if you were the martyr last season as to lower ta pitcher’s following season’s ADP, then subsequently drafting him again at a bargain rate? That seems like a fine masochistic strategy; for those of us into that type of thing. Thanks for the continued great work, Grey.

B
B
3 years ago

My heart sunk a bit when I couldn’t find Heaney on this one. I suppose I’ll find out tomorrow, but was he close? Your sleeper post on him had me all jacked up. Is it the injury risk that knocks him out of the top 40 for you? Or just the fact that he still has steps to take?

Shadow
Shadow
3 years ago

Hey Grey, wanted to thank you for your entertaining reviews. I pour over a lot of projections, and value your input more than any. Thanks in part to your help, I’ve put together a pretty solid keeper team over the last couple years. Check out my keepers for this year (pending one trade I’m pretty sure I can get through):

C-Gary Sanchez
1B- Matt Olsen
2b-Jose Ramirez
3b-Manny Machado
SS-Trevor Story
OF-Mike Trout
OF-Michael Conforto
OF-Nomar Mazara
Util-Jonathan Villar

SP-Aaron Nola
SP-Patrick Corbin
SP-Blake Snell
SP-Jose Berrios
SP-Jameson Tallion
SP-Charlie Morton

RP-Corey Knebel
RP-Blake Treinen
RP-AJ Minter

And I’ve still got a fair amount of cap space to pick up a few of your sleepers in the draft.

Realize you’re not super high on all those guys, but I can only do so much. ;-)

Thanks again.

Shadow
Shadow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Yeah, me too. But I can’t not keep him at his price. Although, I might make room for Peacock ( cheaper) with that RP eligibility, instead, if he wins a rotation spot. What you think?

We have 4 RP slots, and I’d rather have a decent SP/RP than a scrub closer for that 4th slot.

Shadow
Shadow
Reply to  Shadow
3 years ago

@Shadow:

H2H points, hence the SP/RP preference.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Lucchesi 29? I know he’s a sleeper but Damn! 55th starter off the board though so I guess it’s not that far fetched.

Already mentioned this, Only 2 pitches for the most part, none of which are a breaking ball and none of which are a plus pitch. Relies on deceptive arm angle, which is only gonna get him so far.

I really like Glasnow and Castillo this year, and those are the two who I see myself owning everywhere, and at least in my dreams end up as top 15 starters this year.

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Bold. Controversial. Daring. Me likes it. Gotta take some risks and leaps of faith while defying traditional wisdom to be a winner. Nice piece.

J
J
3 years ago

Curious who you might have lower/higher in your rankings in a roto league with quality starts instead of wins… bump Greinke up into top 20? Thoughts?

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
3 years ago

Grey:

Proposing a new glossary term – Blundersnatch.

Blundersnatch: When you submit to the impulse to drop a sleeper, post-hype prospect or other draft target in favor of the hot waiver wire add (who then flames out) – only to see your dropped player realize their expected potential on an opponent’s team. [See also: Premature Evacuation] Additionally your decision(s) may or may not be being controlled by someone 30+ years in the future with nothing better to do than play a choose your own adventure of your fantasy baseball season.

Alex H
Alex H
Reply to  Bill Lumbergh
3 years ago

@Bill Lumbergh:

Love that. I made a huge blundersnatch dropping Eddie Rosario last year.

Goldirocks
Goldirocks
Reply to  Alex H
3 years ago

@Alex H:
LOL! Nice one!
Benedict Blundersnatch!

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Ha – haven’t we all… Hoping this one makes the glossary. Thanks

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: My blundersnatch usually hasn’t involved fantasy baseball.

Max Vignola
Max Vignola
3 years ago

Would you rather have Berrios or Carrasco, keeper forever, standard 5×5 scoring?

Max
Max
3 years ago

Would you rather have Carrasco or Berrios, keeper forever, standard 5×5 scoring?

bbboston
bbboston
3 years ago

Grey,

Hoping to see Heaney in the top 40…… Based on your sleeper post, it felt that might be a possibility. I’ll wait patiently for tmrw. Thanks for the great work….

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  bbboston
3 years ago

@bbboston:

I agree on Heaney. I like Lucchesi too but if they both are available I’m taking Heaney first.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Well, you make good points, but as you noted in his sleeper post, if Heaney improves just a bit he becomes a bona fide #1. I might like Lucchesi oven Heaney in 2020, but as someone else noted, Heaney’s IP will probably be a lot higher and with it I’d suspect he will be quite capable of winning 17-18 games ( maybe 20 with a lot of luck/good bullpen) whereas I seen Lucchesi winning 13-14 in a good case scenario.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

Joey lucchesi seems like a huge gamble.

Last year he pitched only 130 innings in the bigs, 67 of those innings were before the AS break and he had a 3.34 era that was a result of good luck babip and a .220 batting avg against.

Second half his luck ran out and after the AS break he posted a 4.88 era with a .280 batting avg against over 62.2 innings.

I see him as an injury risk guy who also doesnt have a track record of being good. Yeah hes got potential but 29 overall is a big stretch for lucchesi.

Also you ever see this guys delivery? Ita weird af, i dont see him as a guy whos likely to pitch a ton of consistent innings. Throw in the fact he plays on the padres, hurting his chances to get wins, highly highly doubt he finishes in the top 40 starters for 2019.

GL

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Wally Pipp
3 years ago

@Wally Pipp: lucchessi had a 6.20 era in september in 24.2 innings that month, so he completely wore down and had nothing at the end of last season, and thats in a year where he threw only 130 innings in the bigs.

I cant see him pitching a strong 170+ innings this year, not close. He couldnt pitch a strong 130 innings last year, last season he was good for like 67 innings.

I fear hes going to be one of your busts. I was on lucchesi last year as a streamer and have mild interest in him this year, but 29 overall? I dont see how hes ranked ahead of anyone else you have ranked behind him on this list really but GL.

Besides lucchessi i think the pitching rankings have been really great. GL

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Wally makes good points, Grey. Either you disagree and don’t want to get into the minutia or maybe you are seeing Wally’s side of it? I think #29 is a little too high.

I also think Ryu is worth the #40 ranking. If he’s healthy, he’s going to produce at least at the #40 level.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey</he [email protected]Grey: thing is he really wasnt that good at home, 5-5 with a 3.99 era. It did come with a lot of ks but idk i think hes already being priced up in drafts and is a big risk for injury and also performance. No chance i end up with him. You should have him on almost every team with this ranking. GL