Finally, we come to the end of the 2015 fantasy baseball rankings. (Can we start games already?) A little birdie told me we’re opening up our commenter fantasy leagues on Monday.  Then the little birdie pooped on my shoulder and I thought it was blue cheese and I put it on a cracker and– Wait, where was I?  So, the top 400 for 2015 fantasy baseball isn’t meant to surprise or astound.  If you’re surprised that, say, Steven Souza is ranked above Marlon Byrd, then you didn’t read the top 60 outfielders for 2015 fantasy baseball.  I forgive you, but does your never-proud father?  I don’t think so.  Save it for the therapy sessions!  Okay, you know that I like Souza more than Byrd, you know I like Javier Baez more than Jose Ramirez as seen at the top 20 shortstops for 2015 fantasy baseball, but you don’t know how I feel about where these guys fall in the bigger picture.  Is Baez above Souza?  So to show you where I think players fall in relation to each other in 2015 fantasy baseball drafts, I’m putting together the top 400.  This still needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  If you have a shortstop already and Baez is still on the board at pick 200, you don’t draft him if you see Souza and you need an outfielder, even though Souza is below Baez on this list.  So I might take someone at 200 over someone at 180?  Yes, every draft is different.  With the top 10, there’s almost no latitude.  With the top 100, there’s a decent amount of latitude.  With a top 400, there’s lots of latitude.  You taking someone at 185 is more or less the same as someone else taking someone at 235.  So if you see someone who’s ranked at 250th, but want them at 200, then do what you do.  Because of the length of the top 400, there’s no pithy comments with each name, but you kinda do need to know what I’m thinking for each name, so I advise you go over each position in the 2015 fantasy baseball rankings. The top 100 and top 400 is what I would have at my drafts, along with the top 20 rankings posts.  If I were drafting online, I’d also use the fantasy baseball tiers (Hitter Tiers/Pitcher Tiers) and the Fantasy Baseball War Room. (Hopefully the downloadable one is ready shortly.  This is out of my control, someone else fills out the Excel spreadsheet and I simply post it.  No one has filled it out yet this year.  *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*  If you want to help your fellow Razzballers, you’ll take on this task.)  Finally, here is this top 400 for 2015 fantasy baseball without any of this jibber-jabbering.  Anyway, here’s the top 400 for 2015 fantasy baseball:

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# Name Team ESPN Y! $ AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV ERA WHIP K
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 43 607 115 30 92 28 0.303
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 40 517 106 36 112 8 0.319
Trea Turner LAD 2B/SS 2B/SS 40 584 114 26 81 33 0.312
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 39 567 106 34 108 25 0.273
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF OF 33 489 88 37 84 23 0.281
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 1B 33 589 109 37 116 4 0.306
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 32 511 97 36 90 19 0.254 122 10 0 3.59 1.11 141
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 32 561 89 34 104 17 0.281
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 32 597 104 36 115 4 0.284
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 31 564 94 35 108 15 0.303
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 30 591 96 32 94 17 0.264
Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 1B 29 586 103 34 113 6 0.312
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 28 514 97 34 102 12 0.283
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 28 461 86 33 101 7 0.286
Mookie Betts LAD OF 2B/OF 28 514 103 24 72 13 0.272
Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 28 191 17 0 2.51 0.93 264
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 28 204 17 0 2.73 0.99 271
Yordan Alvarez HOU OF OF 28 566 94 42 112 1 0.282
Wander Franco TB SS SS/3B 27 583 94 27 89 12 0.297
Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF OF 27 563 87 34 102 9 0.282
Max Scherzer NYM SP SP 25 172 16 0 2.71 0.91 228
Manny Machado SD 3B 3B 25 559 94 32 109 10 0.283
Trevor Story BOS 2B/SS 2B/SS 25 554 93 27 81 19 0.269
Matt Olson ATL 1B 1B 25 584 93 37 109 3 0.266
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 24 210 16 0 2.74 0.98 247
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF 24 571 92 38 106 11 0.262
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 24 541 91 37 101 3 0.272
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 22 581 82 37 111 1 0.272
Marcus Semien TEX 2B/SS 2B/SS 22 607 93 27 69 12 0.253
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 21 587 104 28 109 7 0.291
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 21 190 14 0 2.69 0.98 224
Francisco Lindor NYM SS SS 21 581 95 24 88 14 0.261
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 21 563 101 17 66 22 0.281
Starling Marte NYM OF OF 20 534 89 19 61 32 0.277
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 20 581 86 42 98 1 0.253
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 20 211 15 0 2.76 0.99 226
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 20 572 91 30 97 8 0.289
Cedric Mullins BAL OF OF 19 588 85 20 48 26 0.263
Randy Arozarena TB OF OF 19 549 81 18 87 18 0.251
Nick Castellanos PHI OF OF 19 581 94 33 103 3 0.277
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 19 541 81 30 101 1 0.255
Jonathan India CIN 2B 2B 19 547 103 26 72 12 0.275
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 19 198 13 0 3.19 1.08 247
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 19 164 12 0 2.72 1.01 221
Austin Riley ATL 3B 1B/3B 19 588 87 33 98 0 0.262
Jorge Polanco MIN 2B/SS 2B/SS 19 567 88 28 94 10 0.275
Javier Baez DET 2B/SS 2B/SS 19 541 84 25 91 14 0.257
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 18 191 13 0 3.34 1.05 218
Robbie Ray SEA SP SP 18 202 14 0 3.12 1.06 257
Kevin Gausman TOR SP SP 18 189 13 0 3.16 1.07 219
Liam Hendriks CHW RP RP 18 69 6 39 2.04 0.81 107
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 18 68 3 38 2.23 0.86 117
Franmil Reyes CLE DH OF 18 527 71 36 94 2 0.252
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS/3B SS/3B 17 337 51 12 41 32 0.242
Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS SS 17 504 71 22 68 24 0.272
Jose Berrios TOR SP SP 17 202 14 0 3.47 1.05 211
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 17 201 12 0 3.08 1.05 195
Joe Musgrove SD SP SP 17 184 13 0 3.10 1.06 207
Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 17 190 12 0 3.41 1.10 214
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS 16 581 86 22 72 27 0.251
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 16 194 13 0 3.56 1.04 203
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 16 146 9 0 3.09 1.01 187
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 16 60 6 0 2.19 0.83 89
Logan Webb SF SP SP 16 179 12 0 3.12 1.09 182
Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 16 178 13 0 3.47 1.08 206
Max Fried ATL SP SP 16 185 13 0 3.36 1.08 181
Ketel Marte ARI 2B/OF 2B/OF 16 523 83 19 71 6 0.315
Raisel Iglesias LAA RP RP 16 64 5 35 2.47 0.92 92
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 16 63 6 36 2.94 1.06 111
Emmanuel Clase CLE RP RP 16 70 3 32 2.31 0.95 84
Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 16 67 6 35 2.91 1.03 95
Salvador Perez KC C C 16 571 82 33 97 1 0.269
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 2B/OF 15 512 91 35 95 5 0.253
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 15 487 81 36 91 1 0.262
J.D. Martinez BOS OF OF 15 558 91 33 96 1 0.279
Jared Walsh LAA 1B 1B/OF 15 583 81 30 93 2 0.289
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 15 577 82 35 90 6 0.268
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR OF 1B/OF 15 541 84 27 92 3 0.281
Tommy Edman STL 2B/OF 2B/OF 15 604 105 15 63 26 0.276
Kris Bryant COL 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF 15 501 86 28 79 8 0.283
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 15 572 78 28 89 11 0.262
Julio Rodriguez SEA OF OF 15 513 74 26 71 12 0.282
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 3B 15 580 76 32 89 1 0.252
Sean Manaea SD SP SP 14 193 13 0 3.47 1.11 208
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP 14 184 15 0 3.58 1.12 241
Alek Manoah TOR SP SP 14 161 12 0 3.67 1.07 187
Shane McClanahan TB SP SP 14 163 14 0 3.43 1.17 189
Trevor Rogers MIA SP SP 14 151 10 0 3.30 1.16 176
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B/OF 14 643 94 12 72 26 0.271
Corey Seager TEX SS SS 14 507 86 22 81 1 0.302
George Springer TOR OF OF 14 503 91 27 63 7 0.246
Jesse Winker SEA OF OF 14 483 81 23 78 2 0.283
Cody Bellinger LAD OF 1B/OF 14 533 74 25 81 7 0.231
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 14 578 82 20 88 14 0.267
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 14 471 67 22 71 11 0.266
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 14 577 92 27 87 5 0.268
Jarred Kelenic SEA OF OF 14 554 81 29 92 14 0.253
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B 14 561 92 23 102 1 0.267
Seiya Suzuki FA OF OF 14 514 82 28 78 7 0.272
Carlos Correa MIN SS SS 14 531 85 25 79 1 0.272
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS/OF SS/OF 13 543 101 42 105 25 0.287
Kyle Schwarber PHI OF 1B/OF 13 445 72 30 80 1 0.248
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP 13 188 12 0 3.71 1.18 201
Nelson Cruz WSH DH DH 13 491 70 30 81 1 0.261
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B 13 512 71 26 84 1 0.257
Will Smith LAD C C 13 424 73 26 75 2 0.271
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 13 504 71 26 81 1 0.249
Chris Bassitt NYM SP SP 13 171 13 0 3.41 1.08 172
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 13 62 6 31 2.86 0.98 78
Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 1B 12 556 77 32 88 3 0.241
Kenley Jansen ATL RP RP 12 62 4 35 3.05 1.07 78
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C/1B 12 461 71 19 76 9 0.258
Craig Kimbrel LAD RP RP 12 60 4 35 2.49 1.03 92
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 12 504 73 26 84 0 0.254
Marcus Stroman CHC SP SP 12 191 9 0 3.54 1.13 162
Jordan Romano TOR RP RP 12 65 5 28 2.98 1.07 86
Yasmani Grandal CHW C C/1B 12 405 71 24 74 0 0.232
Adolis Garcia TEX OF OF 12 579 81 32 92 12 0.238
Trey Mancini BAL 1B 1B 12 580 75 25 88 0 0.271
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF 11 561 78 34 91 2 0.241
Taylor Rogers SD RP RP 11 59 4 27 2.91 1.11 70
Eddie Rosario ATL OF OF 11 476 69 23 79 10 0.259
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP 11 172 10 0 3.64 1.19 206
Framber Valdez HOU SP SP 11 177 12 0 3.71 1.22 171
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 11 545 86 20 84 3 0.306
Ian Anderson ATL SP SP 11 161 10 0 3.89 1.27 160
Josh Bell WSH 1B 1B/OF 11 531 72 29 84 0 0.263
Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B 1B 10 476 72 25 79 4 0.246
Austin Meadows DET OF OF 10 536 84 29 93 3 0.240
Trent Grisham SD OF OF 10 533 86 21 61 15 0.248
Jake Cronenworth SD 1B/2B/SS 1B/2B/SS 10 564 79 22 71 5 0.277
Hunter Renfroe MIL OF OF 10 519 79 33 92 2 0.249
Willy Adames MIL SS SS 10 563 81 30 88 6 0.266
Myles Straw CLE OF OF 10 573 89 4 51 32 0.275
Yu Darvish SD SP SP 10 171 12 0 3.89 1.11 196
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 10 122 10 0 3.59 1.11 141
Matt Chapman TOR 3B 3B 10 523 72 31 86 2 0.214
Scott Barlow KC RP RP 10 69 5 28 2.97 1.19 82
Chris Sale BOS SP SP 10 96 7 0 3.34 1.11 119
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 10 148 8 0 3.67 1.25 154
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 3B 10 589 84 12 51 17 0.282
Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 10 127 9 0 3.21 1.09 138
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B 10 536 71 17 81 4 0.267
Blake Snell SD SP SP 9 151 9 0 3.91 1.27 194
Carlos Rodon SF SP SP 9 115 8 0 3.67 1.17 154
Jesus Sanchez MIA OF OF 9 479 69 28 78 2 0.253
Ranger Suarez PHI SP SP 9 145 10 0 3.55 1.15 142
Joe Ryan MIN SP SP 8 152 8 0 3.81 1.12 166
Eduardo Rodriguez DET SP SP 8 191 14 0 3.77 1.24 217
Alex Kirilloff MIN 1B/OF 1B/OF 8 534 76 27 83 4 0.271
Andrew Vaughn CHW OF 1B/OF 8 461 67 26 73 1 0.263
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 8 557 93 15 59 5 0.298
Avisail Garcia MIA OF OF 8 421 61 24 66 7 0.271
Ty France SEA 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 8 591 87 22 80 0 0.294
Michael Kopech CHW SP SP 8 128 7 0 3.19 1.24 176
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 8 594 92 15 58 5 0.276
Tanner Houck BOS SP SP 7 126 8 0 3.27 1.08 156
Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 1B 7 506 71 28 79 2 0.253
Jo Adell LAA OF OF 7 537 67 28 76 10 0.253
Sonny Gray MIN SP SP 7 167 11 0 3.79 1.22 189
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP 7 179 13 0 3.67 1.18 184
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B/SS 2B/SS 7 542 83 25 87 11 0.283
Mark Melancon ARI RP RP 7 63 1 32 3.81 1.26 57
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 7 561 83 21 71 4 0.281
Jeimer Candelario DET 3B 3B 7 553 82 25 93 1 0.278
Luis Garcia HOU SP SP 7 177 12 0 3.74 1.24 194
Lance Lynn CHW SP SP 7 134 9 0 3.27 1.06 144
Michael Conforto FA OF OF 6 466 67 24 71 3 0.254
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 6 481 73 24 75 2 0.257
Ryan McMahon COL 2B/3B 2B/3B 6 509 73 24 82 5 0.256
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 6 514 78 18 69 10 0.251
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 1B 6 513 77 15 85 3 0.281
C.J. Cron COL 1B 1B 6 492 69 27 79 1 0.264
Josh Donaldson NYY 3B 3B 6 402 72 26 77 0 0.244
Jonathan Schoop DET 1B/2B 1B/2B 6 597 77 25 83 1 0.278
Eduardo Escobar NYM 2B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 6 511 62 25 72 1 0.252
Lou Trivino OAK RP RP 6 70 5 23 3.61 1.29 67
Luis Severino NYY SP SP 6 141 10 0 3.59 1.21 141
Noah Syndergaard LAA SP SP 6 148 9 0 3.32 1.27 151
Mike Clevinger SD SP SP 6 132 8 0 3.41 1.19 161
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B 5 507 71 24 81 3 0.254
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 5 143 10 0 3.54 1.03 126
Daulton Varsho ARI C/OF C/OF 5 434 78 18 72 15 0.251
Patrick Sandoval LAA SP SP 5 141 8 0 3.84 1.27 159
Ian Happ CHC OF OF 5 531 67 27 86 7 0.234
Logan Gilbert SEA SP SP 5 148 9 0 3.87 1.15 162
Joey Gallo NYY OF OF 5 481 79 36 84 5 0.195
Mark Canha NYM OF OF 5 571 73 21 64 10 0.239
Willson Contreras CHC C C 5 434 67 22 76 3 0.241
Anthony DeSclafani SF SP SP 5 176 10 0 3.48 1.11 161
Tarik Skubal DET SP SP 5 171 10 0 4.01 1.21 190
Jorge Soler MIA OF OF 5 481 71 29 84 1 0.230
Tyler Stephenson CIN C/1B C/1B 5 389 57 16 67 1 0.276
Justin Verlander HOU SP SP 5 141 10 0 3.71 1.13 154
Jake McGee SF RP RP 5 61 3 25 3.41 1.02 63
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 5 117 8 0 3.27 1.05 136
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 5 106 9 0 3.66 1.09 109
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 5 307 53 20 56 2 0.247
Luis Urias MIL 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 5 491 69 23 78 5 0.271
Keibert Ruiz WSH C C 5 381 56 17 63 1 0.274
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 5 121 6 0 3.32 1.15 129
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B/SS 2B/SS 5 512 71 18 76 0 0.279
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 5 161 8 0 3.81 1.27 179
Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 5 174 11 0 4.08 1.19 151
Jeremy Pena HOU SS SS 5 509 63 17 52 12 0.266
John Means BAL SP SP 5 156 9 0 4.22 1.08 147
Gregory Soto DET RP RP 5 62 5 21 3.58 1.31 74
Robbie Grossman DET OF OF 4 481 71 17 59 10 0.241
Frank Schwindel CHC 1B 1B 4 571 64 25 71 2 0.256
Trevor Bauer LAD SP SP 4 149 8 0 3.45 1.09 184
Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B 1B/3B/ OF 4 561 58 28 72 3 0.212
Sean Murphy OAK C C 4 387 53 20 61 0 0.238
Amed Rosario CLE SS SS/OF 4 569 79 15 61 14 0.272
Jon Gray TEX SP SP 4 167 10 0 3.64 1.29 174
Enrique Hernandez BOS 2B/OF 2B/OF 4 471 76 18 70 2 0.248
Bobby Dalbec BOS 1B 1B/3B 4 362 44 21 56 1 0.239
Luke Voit SD 1B 1B 4 441 52 22 56 0 0.248
Gio Urshela MIN SS/3B SS/3B 4 547 71 19 78 1 0.277
Steven Matz STL SP SP 3 168 11 0 3.79 1.31 157
Elias Diaz COL C C 3 349 49 17 54 0 0.252
Miguel Sano MIN 1B 1B 3 492 61 32 72 1 0.209
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP 3 178 12 0 3.77 1.12 148
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP 3 72 7 15 3.19 0.94 83
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 3 149 9 0 3.61 1.10 129
Nate Lowe TEX 1B 1B 3 548 73 17 77 5 0.260
Cal Quantrill CLE SP SP 3 179 9 0 3.58 1.14 151
Alex Wood SF SP SP 3 151 8 0 3.71 1.20 154
Kyle Finnegan WSH RP RP 3 63 4 24 4.21 1.37 67
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS 3 505 64 16 71 6 0.259
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 3 521 77 23 69 6 0.264
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 3 421 58 18 51 15 0.267
AJ Pollock CHW OF OF 3 444 63 18 69 7 0.277
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF 3 498 67 26 82 1 0.241
Adam Duvall ATL OF OF 3 489 64 33 83 2 0.222
Kolten Wong MIL 2B 2B 3 412 71 9 51 16 0.261
Andrew Benintendi KC OF OF 3 505 70 15 77 10 0.272
Harrison Bader STL OF OF 3 526 61 18 74 10 0.261
Tommy Pham CIN OF OF 3 512 71 19 73 17 0.241
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 3 492 74 15 79 2 0.282
Corey Knebel PHI RP RP 3 55 4 19 3.54 1.16 67
Wil Myers SD OF OF 3 474 63 19 72 7 0.251
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 3 62 5 12 3.61 1.17 89
Akil Baddoo DET OF OF 2 431 76 17 57 21 0.235
Lane Thomas WSH OF OF 2 561 84 18 61 21 0.256
Brandon Marsh LAA OF OF 2 481 68 8 51 21 0.271
Huascar Ynoa ATL SP SP 2 131 8 0 3.97 1.13 148
Lucas Sims CIN RP RP 2 56 3 15 3.17 1.16 76
Steven Kwan CLE OF OF 2 481 68 11 51 14 0.307
Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 2 119 7 0 3.41 1.16 149
Randal Grichuk COL OF OF 2 523 71 27 85 1 0.249
Triston McKenzie CLE SP SP 2 143 8 0 4.12 1.31 158
David Bednar PIT RP RP 2 66 3 12 2.84 1.02 81
Joe Barlow TEX RP RP 2 60 2 19 4.12 1.32 63
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF 2 494 76 26 81 3 0.231
Nick Lodolo CIN SP SP 2 107 7 0 4.04 1.29 109
Josiah Gray WSH SP SP 2 129 7 0 4.06 1.31 143
Drew Rasmussen TB SP SP 2 123 8 0 3.20 1.13 118
Abraham Toro SEA 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 451 59 19 61 8 0.261
Bailey Ober MIN SP SP 2 157 9 0 3.89 1.11 161
Jean Segura PHI 2B 2B 2 544 83 10 62 8 0.281
Jesus Luzardo MIA SP SP 2 145 7 0 4.06 1.35 148
Devin Williams MIL RP RP 2 57 7 4 2.71 1.09 87
Nick Pivetta BOS SP SP 2 151 10 0 4.19 1.33 176
Luis Patino TB SP SP 2 125 8 0 3.87 1.24 141
Oneil Cruz PIT SS SS 2 421 51 18 54 7 0.242
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP SP 2 131 9 0 3.76 1.28 143
Elieser Hernandez MIA SP SP 2 139 8 0 4.04 1.22 144
Reynaldo Lopez CHW RP RP 2 139 8 0 4.04 1.22 144
Vidal Brujan TB OF OF 2 387 51 6 43 18 0.238
Andrew Kittredge TB RP RP 2 67 6 14 3.08 1.07 72
Drew Steckenrider SEA RP RP 2 65 5 17 3.40 1.22 58
Cavan Biggio TOR 3B 3B/OF 2 403 51 15 47 8 0.239
Paul Sewald SEA RP RP 2 68 5 9 2.86 1.08 85
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 2 154 11 0 4.12 1.15 122
Gavin Lux LAD 2B/SS 2B/SS/ OF 2 424 58 12 56 7 0.247
Mike Zunino TB C C 2 341 52 27 65 0 0.208
Josh Lowe TB OF OF 2 403 57 15 54 15 0.231
Garrett Whitlock BOS SP SP 1 68 5 7 2.91 1.09 74
Bryson Stott PHI SS SS 1 456 61 16 58 7 0.256
Camilo Doval SF RP RP 1 53 5 6 3.18 1.06 71
Alex Colome COL RP RP 1 62 2 15 4.13 1.37 56
Emilio Pagan MIN RP RP 1 61 4 6 4.29 1.12 65
Cesar Hernandez WSH 2B 2B 1 541 77 16 57 2 0.241
Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 1B 1 431 61 21 65 0 0.264
Alec Bohm PHI 3B 3B 1 512 62 10 56 5 0.258
Jonathan Loaisiga NYY RP RP 1 68 6 6 2.81 1.04 70
Pierce Johnson SD RP RP 1 61 4 11 3.51 1.27 74
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 1 474 61 20 74 1 0.241
Hunter Dozier KC 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF 1 466 58 20 65 5 0.235
Cole Sulser MIA RP RP 1 66 4 12 3.87 1.21 73
Trevor May NYM RP RP 1 66 6 5 3.31 1.23 79
Chris Stratton PIT RP RP 1 72 6 10 3.54 1.31 75
Mychal Givens CHC RP RP 1 54 2 12 3.77 1.38 56
German Marquez COL SP SP 1 183 11 0 4.11 1.28 185
Christian Vazquez BOS C C 1 444 54 8 61 6 0.262
Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B 1B 1 345 48 16 51 0 0.251
Rougned Odor BAL 2B/3B 2B/3B 1 463 61 27 72 4 0.209
Eric Lauer MIL SP SP 1 146 10 0 3.97 1.30 142
Max Stassi LAA C C 1 382 53 16 57 0 0.231
Chad Green NYY RP RP 1 71 7 4 3.53 0.91 86
Jake Diekman BOS RP RP 1 61 5 7 3.76 1.27 81
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B/SS 2B/SS 1 402 47 8 43 15 0.263
Will Smith ATL RP RP 1 66 4 5 3.12 1.11 86
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS 1 544 83 7 43 7 0.265
Josh Rojas ARI 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 1 408 55 9 38 9 0.251
Mitch Garver TEX C C 1 379 54 18 58 1 0.261
Corey Kluber TB SP SP 1 104 7 0 3.91 1.31 108
Jorge Lopez BAL RP RP 1 58 2 12 5.04 1.41 54
Omar Narvaez MIL C C 1 378 48 10 51 0 0.270
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP 1 168 11 0 4.08 1.15 133
David Robertson CHC RP RP 1 54 2 5 4.03 1.27 59
Yusei Kikuchi TOR SP SP 1 145 9 0 4.09 1.30 149
Gavin Sheets CHW DH 1B/OF 1 377 47 20 56 1 0.254
Robert Suarez SD RP RP 1 51 3 9 3.65 1.31 54
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C C 1 344 41 13 51 0 0.224
Adrian Houser MIL SP SP 1 157 9 0 3.79 1.30 118
Tyler Duffey MIN RP RP 1 64 4 6 3.85 1.24 65
Anthony Bender MIA RP RP 1 65 4 5 3.07 1.07 70
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 1 186 8 0 4.13 1.25 143
Adley Rutschman BAL C C 0 304 41 13 53 1 0.274
Taijuan Walker NYM SP SP 0 155 9 0 4.08 1.17 142
Carson Kelly ARI C C 0 320 47 17 49 0 0.241
Jameson Taillon NYY SP SP 0 137 9 0 4.19 1.19 132
Isiah Kiner-Falefa NYY SS SS 0 522 71 5 54 15 0.283
Zack Greinke KC SP SP 0 158 11 0 4.33 1.19 121
Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP 0 128 7 0 4.23 1.33 123
Aaron Bummer CHW RP RP 0 61 5 3 3.14 1.27 77
Nicky Lopez KC SS 2B/SS 0 516 73 3 41 16 0.279
Dylan Floro MIA RP RP 0 65 5 4 3.39 1.17 60
Alex Cobb SF SP SP 0 102 9 0 3.61 1.24 106
Eugenio Suarez SEA SS/3B SS/3B 0 417 62 26 66 1 0.202
Triston Casas BOS 1B 1B 0 303 41 16 48 1 0.267
Andrew Heaney LAD SP SP 0 132 8 0 4.36 1.28 145
Aaron Ashby MIL SP SP 0 81 7 2 3.09 1.10 103
Seth Lugo NYM RP RP 0 68 5 2 3.67 1.25 75
Aaron Loup LAA RP RP 0 56 5 3 2.66 0.97 58
Chris Flexen SEA SP SP 0 178 10 0 3.91 1.23 119
Kendall Graveman CHW RP RP 0 60 6 2 2.51 1.01 64
Kyle Gibson PHI SP SP 0 179 10 0 3.97 1.26 148
Eric Haase DET C/OF C/OF 0 317 39 15 48 1 0.217
Nestor Cortes NYY SP SP 0 131 7 0 4.09 1.14 144
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP 0 68 6 5 2.81 1.05 73
James Kaprielian OAK SP SP 0 136 7 0 4.17 1.26 139
Josh Staumont KC RP RP 0 66 5 3 3.26 1.17 70
Tylor Megill NYM SP SP 0 94 7 0 3.91 1.24 106
Luis Garcia SD RP RP 0 60 4 2 3.19 1.09 67
Alejandro Kirk TOR C C 0 276 39 15 42 0 0.277
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP 0 58 2 4 4.41 1.36 64
Bobby Bradley CLE 1B 1B 0 404 53 25 59 0 0.206
Nick Madrigal CHC 2B 2B 0 421 61 3 39 8 0.294
Jorge Mateo BAL SS/OF 2B/SS/ OF 0 451 51 7 47 23 0.221
Gary Sanchez MIN C C 0 393 51 20 55 0 0.202
Brady Singer KC SP SP 0 151 7 0 4.24 1.37 153
Joc Pederson SF OF OF 0 409 59 21 64 3 0.235
Jose Alvarado PHI RP RP 0 60 5 5 4.03 1.45 78
Tim Mayza TOR RP RP 0 55 6 3 3.71 1.20 59
Bryan De La Cruz MIA OF OF 0 481 78 18 51 7 0.289
Art Warren CIN RP RP 0 51 4 6 2.87 1.06 79
Michael Pineda DET SP SP 0 131 8 0 4.38 1.25 112
Tyler Matzek ATL RP RP 0 65 4 2 2.94 1.18 79
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 0 434 61 21 70 9 0.221
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF 0 338 42 14 41 1 0.266
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B -1 331 44 12 41 3 0.263
Kyle Isbel KC OF OF -1 404 48 12 53 15 0.251
Ian Kennedy ARI RP RP -1 61 3 5 3.88 1.24 66
Casey Mize DET SP SP -1 176 10 0 4.19 1.17 141
Tanner Rainey WSH RP RP -1 57 3 4 4.23 1.39 77
Chas McCormick HOU OF OF -1 377 51 15 59 5 0.271
Andrew McCutchen MIL OF OF -1 408 64 20 71 5 0.234
Diego Castillo SEA RP RP -1 61 4 4 3.20 1.03 71
Seth Brown OAK OF OF -1 366 51 25 56 3 0.207
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/OF -1 397 54 11 41 14 0.242
Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -1 388 41 14 57 10 0.229
Edmundo Sosa STL 2B/SS 2B/SS -1 417 52 12 59 5 0.278
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP -1 163 10 0 4.34 1.21 126
Collin McHugh ATL RP RP -1 71 6 1 2.71 1.02 82
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF -1 403 71 10 46 5 0.276
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP -1 144 7 0 4.32 1.17 141
Dane Dunning TEX SP SP -1 132 8 0 4.23 1.31 136
Ryne Stanek HOU RP RP -1 71 6 3 3.77 1.26 82
Carlos Hernandez KC SP SP -1 133 8 0 4.11 1.33 129
Tony Kemp OAK 2B/OF 2B/OF -1 397 71 6 32 13 0.268
Luis Gil NYY SP SP -1 72 5 0 3.61 1.36 87
Michael Fulmer DET RP RP -1 64 4 3 3.89 1.23 66
Genesis Cabrera STL RP RP -1 72 5 2 3.32 1.31 77
Adam Frazier SEA 2B/OF 2B/OF -1 553 80 7 50 8 0.277
Jose Suarez LAA SP SP -1 121 7 0 4.27 1.31 107
Amir Garrett KC RP RP -1 59 3 5 4.51 1.39 81
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF -1 308 54 19 63 6 0.211
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF -1 421 62 8 41 1 0.296
A.J. Puk OAK RP RP -1 57 4 2 4.02 1.32 64
Tyler Naquin CIN OF OF -1 371 44 17 54 4 0.264
Nate Pearson TOR SP SP -1 98 6 0 3.77 1.36 119
Tyler Wells BAL SP SP -1 62 6 4 3.81 1.05 67
Manuel Margot TB OF OF -1 404 52 11 56 14 0.261
Kole Calhoun TEX OF OF -1 421 52 21 59 3 0.231
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF -1 404 57 18 47 0 0.271
David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS 2B/SS -1 581 73 5 41 12 0.287
Michael A. Taylor KC OF OF -1 447 49 9 56 15 0.237
Dakota Hudson STL SP SP -1 103 7 0 3.43 1.12 79
Victor Robles WSH OF OF -1 402 47 8 41 16 0.231
Wilmer Flores SF 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -1 378 51 16 55 1 0.271
Nick Solak TEX 2B 2B -1 487 65 15 68 6 0.273
Ken Giles SEA RP RP -1 50 3 4 3.34 1.11 61
Reid Detmers LAA SP SP -1 128 6 0 3.93 1.24 151
Daniel Hudson LAD RP RP -1 55 6 3 3.18 1.06 76
Daniel Bard COL RP RP -1 61 5 6 4.45 1.46 66
Yan Gomes CHC C C -1 382 46 14 49 1 0.256
Tommy La Stella SF 2B 2B/3B -1 441 61 15 43 1 0.264
Greg Holland TEX RP RP -1 51 2 5 4.59 1.36 48
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP -1 114 6 0 3.93 1.36 123
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF -1 311 41 17 47 4 0.233
Dillon Tate BAL RP RP -1 60 3 4 4.57 1.36 52
James McCann NYM C C/1B -2 361 41 11 45 2 0.238
Chad Pinder OAK OF 2B/SS/ OF -2 421 52 15 58 1 0.231
Kyle Higashioka NYY C C -2 381 51 15 57 0 0.231
Jonathan Villar CHC 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -2 361 40 8 37 12 0.251
Roansy Contreras PIT SP SP -2 117 7 0 3.83 1.29 131
Nico Hoerner CHC 2B 2B/SS -2 361 80 8 37 6 0.282
Joey Bart SF C C -2 301 44 10 50 0 0.212
Dylan Moore SEA 2B/OF 2B/3B/ OF -2 341 41 11 59 16 0.193
Hunter Greene CIN SP SP -2 118 6 0 4.34 1.39 132
Yadier Molina STL C C -2 418 43 9 48 2 0.246
Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP SP -2 61 3 0 3.87 1.24 78
Danny Jansen TOR C C -2 279 34 13 36 0 0.212
Tucker Barnhart DET C C -2 312 43 8 48 0 0.239
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/OF 2B/OF -2 386 41 9 42 4 0.262
Carlos Santana KC 1B 1B -2 403 51 17 56 1 0.210
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP -2 98 5 0 4.05 1.28 104
Miguel Rojas MIA SS SS -2 434 61 6 34 9 0.257
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -2 481 54 13 58 6 0.257
Elvis Andrus OAK SS SS -2 478 68 4 41 15 0.249
Didi Gregorius PHI SS SS -2 411 57 14 64 3 0.261
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP -2 101 6 0 4.24 1.34 106
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B -2 434 44 14 53 0 0.252
Jose Iglesias COL SS 2B/SS -2 489 61 10 54 7 0.278
Leury Garcia CHW 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -2 445 58 6 54 9 0.274
Dinelson Lamet SD RP RP -2 51 4 3 3.31 1.31 65
Luis Arraez MIN 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF -2 391 61 3 38 3 0.302
Connor Joe COL OF 1B/OF -2 300 48 12 41 2 0.289
Mike Moustakas CIN 3B 1B/3B -2 323 41 16 47 1 0.211
Chris Paddack MIN SP SP -2 93 7 0 4.31 1.29 95
Jarren Duran BOS OF OF -2 301 34 8 42 14 0.223
Rafael Ortega CHC OF OF -2 401 56 15 37 13 0.243
Clint Frazier CHC OF OF -2 278 28 9 32 4 0.261
Yandy Diaz TB 1B/3B 1B/3B -2 445 51 10 56 1 0.267
Robinson Cano NYM 2B 2B -2 330 40 10 43 0 0.251
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -2 166 7 0 4.21 1.25 148
Ryan Tepera LAA RP RP -2 65 4 3 3.12 1.08 72
Spencer Patton TEX RP RP -2 53 4 4 4.44 1.37 56
Bradley Zimmer TOR OF OF -2 314 46 10 41 16 0.202
Trevor Larnach MIN OF OF -2 345 39 12 47 1 0.211
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF -2 277 34 10 37 12 0.233
Jose Siri HOU OF OF -2 278 32 6 30 12 0.229
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP -2 182 8 0 4.36 1.39 154
Jake Meyers HOU OF OF -2 329 39 9 45 8 0.221
Keston Hiura MIL 1B 1B/2B -2 278 33 14 37 5 0.193
Austin Nola SD C C -2 308 37 8 42 1 0.280
Yoshi Tsutsugo PIT 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 465 47 16 53 0 0.211
Rich Hill BOS SP SP -2 136 6 0 3.71 1.20 127
Caleb Smith ARI SP SP -2 76 5 4 4.31 1.36 83
Pavin Smith ARI 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 421 54 10 57 1 0.271
Tom Murphy SEA C C -2 281 31 13 41 1 0.207
Garrett Cooper MIA OF 1B/OF -2 278 38 13 41 1 0.280
Lewin Diaz MIA 1B 1B -2 217 27 12 36 1 0.181
Luis Torrens SEA C C/1B -2 320 37 14 42 0 0.236
Kris Bubic KC SP SP -2 153 7 0 4.40 1.39 144
Alex Vesia LAD RP RP -2 42 4 1 2.31 1.02 57
Jacob Stallings MIA C C -2 381 41 8 47 0 0.243
Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP -2 151 9 0 4.35 1.21 129
Dylan Bundy MIN SP SP -2 134 6 0 4.51 1.33 136
Luis Cessa CIN RP RP -2 71 5 3 3.91 1.17 62
Austin Hedges CLE C C -2 331 41 14 46 1 0.192
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP -2 163 7 0 4.47 1.20 119
Carlos Estevez COL RP RP -2 63 2 3 4.36 1.39 61
Brent Suter MIL RP RP -2 70 7 1 3.21 1.24 64
Nick Senzel CIN OF 2B/OF -2 335 41 19 36 4 0.259
Tyler Rogers SF RP RP -2 74 6 1 3.13 1.05 52
Paul DeJong STL SS SS -2 309 33 15 41 2 0.209
Jose Barrero CIN SS SS/OF -2 266 34 7 38 6 0.261
Geraldo Perdomo ARI SS SS -2 304 39 4 31 9 0.246
Cole Tucker PIT SS 2B/SS/ OF -2 406 44 7 39 12 0.234
Mike Mayers LAA RP RP -2 71 6 2 3.91 1.27 87
Alcides Escobar WSH SS 2B/SS -2 377 41 5 39 6 0.253
Raimel Tapia TOR OF OF -2 354 41 5 38 15 0.271
Francisco Mejia TB C C -2 202 28 9 31 0 0.266
Manny Pina ATL C C -2 234 29 11 32 0 0.221
Ryan Jeffers MIN C C -3 281 31 13 41 0 0.205
Nick Gordon MIN OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 228 40 3 28 15 0.237
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 3B -3 361 41 15 44 3 0.252
Matt Bush TEX RP RP -3 48 2 3 4.71 1.34 45
Robert Stephenson COL RP RP -3 62 3 3 4.43 1.33 64
Andrew Chafin DET RP RP -3 63 4 4 3.30 1.12 61
Hector Neris HOU RP RP -3 71 6 3 3.91 1.27 87
Tanner Scott MIA RP RP -3 61 4 2 3.31 1.39 81
Victor Caratini MIL C C -3 254 28 6 31 2 0.237
Max Meyer MIA SP SP -3 26 1 0 2.78 1.04 34
Willi Castro DET 2B/SS 2B/SS/ OF -3 391 48 7 54 8 0.234
Daniel Lynch KC SP SP -3 96 4 0 4.55 1.36 87
Jose Miranda MIN 3B 3B -3 241 39 10 33 2 0.284
Martin Maldonado HOU C C -3 368 42 13 46 0 0.183
Kyle Farmer CIN SS 1B/SS/ 3B -3 312 41 9 43 3 0.251
Reese McGuire CHW C C -3 204 22 5 27 1 0.267
JT Brubaker PIT SP SP -3 142 6 0 4.39 1.31 146
Carter Kieboom WSH 3B 3B -3 386 40 14 46 1 0.217
Drew Smyly CHC SP SP -3 120 7 0 4.41 1.33 117
Jace Peterson MIL 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -3 276 34 5 28 11 0.251
Darin Ruf SF 1B/OF 1B/OF -3 251 33 11 37 1 0.251
Mike Minor CIN SP SP -3 144 6 0 4.40 1.24 149
Dom Nunez COL C C -3 203 26 10 30 0 0.182
Zach Thompson PIT SP SP -3 146 6 0 4.47 1.35 124
Tyler Wade LAA 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -3 277 41 2 14 19 0.241
Austin Gomber COL SP SP -3 147 7 0 4.34 1.34 139
Nick Martinez SD SP SP -3 134 6 0 4.36 1.32 119
Jurickson Profar SD 1B/OF 1B/2B/ OF -3 302 37 6 36 8 0.247
J.D. Davis NYM 3B 3B -3 289 31 8 37 1 0.254
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF -3 309 43 10 49 3 0.224
Jacob Nottingham BAL C C -3 197 19 8 23 1 0.180
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF -3 318 46 12 51 12 0.253
Kelvin Gutierrez BAL 3B 3B -3 371 41 7 48 2 0.237
Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF -3 303 40 10 37 4 0.263
Roberto Perez PIT C C -3 381 37 16 41 1 0.173
David Peralta ARI OF OF -3 404 48 10 53 2 0.247
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF -3 337 34 14 43 5 0.217
Andrew Knizner STL C C -3 169 22 5 27 0 0.251
Adam Engel CHW OF OF -3 305 36 7 44 8 0.241
Victor Reyes DET OF OF -3 297 43 8 39 7 0.271
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF -3 402 48 15 54 3 0.217
Cristian Pache OAK OF OF -3 521 48 14 59 12 0.181
TJ Friedl CIN OF OF -3 282 33 8 37 5 0.271
Brennen Davis CHC OF OF -3 173 22 7 19 5 0.231
Ryan Vilade COL OF OF -3 197 26 6 29 7 0.272
Anthony Alford PIT OF OF -3 415 41 15 48 15 0.206
Steven Duggar SF OF OF -3 341 49 8 39 6 0.246
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -3 326 47 6 42 10 0.232
Adam Haseley CHW OF OF -3 387 41 7 44 9 0.228
Ben Gamel PIT OF OF -3 391 54 7 50 5 0.238
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -3 351 41 8 43 5 0.223
Lars Nootbaar STL OF OF -3 298 36 10 44 1 0.253
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trout is dog
trout is dog
7 years ago

grey et al,

relative to, UM, everyone you are high on j bruce and low on j harrison. i have a chance to flip a $20 bruce for a $1 harrison. on paper, the value seems strong but my ‘intuition’ tells me bruce is going to go for .245/30/85/85/10, which would be worth like $30. should i make this deal?!? also, i am already loaded in the OF w/ trout, harper, soler, calhoun, pollack, k davis. and i have c davis slotted into 3b, so not like i have a need there either. got a $1 dannys antana at ss and could plug harrison into my mi.. is the $19 of pre-draft savings enough to rise up singing and pull the trigger hippy? WHAT TO DO?

Al
Al
7 years ago

Mike What are you expecting from Michael Cuddyer this year? Thanks, Al

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Question: How do I import Grey’s top 400 list into my espn predraft rankings. I have been manually doing it and have saved it 3 times and every time it screws up and doesn’t save properly and I keep redoing it. I am very fruckiing frustrated with this shizzz someone help me please!!!

Chaz
Chaz
7 years ago

Why is Justin Upton ranked so high? His
projection is similar to Kemp whose at 60. Just curious! Great rankings

Jonas
Jonas
7 years ago

Grey,

Do you plan on drafting Arenado with your second round pick? Do you think you could wait til round 4 or is 5?

Jonas
Jonas
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Why did I ask?!

Jonas
Jonas
Reply to  Jonas
7 years ago

@Jonas: I got an idea for a new site, http://www.fantasybaseballinsecurity.com

tanner
tanner
7 years ago

Grey,

I know you are very high on Rizzo.. top 10 at this point… I got him last year on your recommendation.

Do you take any value in the new Faketeams article ?ing his success and type of hitter he is based on Hard Contact rate… (they basically say he is mediocre and the power numbers are basically luck).

Paralysis by analysis or legit concern?

JB
JB
7 years ago

Just wanted to say thanks for making the tiers more user friendly this year – they’ve always been very helpful but not easy to print out in a usable format – until now that is

Micel Peron
Micel Peron
7 years ago

Any help appreciated…

Need 5 keepers, 2 batters 2 pitchers and 1 of either in round drafted

Price – 5
Tanaka – 6
Rizzo – 9
Tehran – 10
Gray – 11
Cashner – 12
Arenado – 13
Cruz – 14
Alex Wood – 16
Baez – 21
Springer – 22

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

TGIF Grey. For auctions, do you have a strategy regarding closers? I know you don’t pay for a stud, so do you allot a certain amount for them? Like $15-$20 for 3 closers? Something like that…

Natty Boh
Natty Boh
7 years ago

Loved the Pitcher/Hitter debate.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

starting a long draft tonight with other writers and its H2H. Yikes, but got to get my name out there. Playing with Sky and a few other Razzballeros.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I got EE with the 9th pick

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: and Rendon with the 4th ick of the 2nd. not too many happy with that. Im like seriously? Im a razzball man

Lightblack
Lightblack
7 years ago

Also I use Grey’s list as a guideline as to what guys I really want. You to take his rank and match it vs that players ADP. If you do a yahoo mock draft you will kill it. Those guys draft pretty much from the yahoo list.

The biggest thing I keep an eye on is monitoring the yahoo overall list vs My list. Some guys you can get 39-40 picks or more after Grey’s ranking. Others you have to draft right at or slightly before. Aernado in the twenty mocks I’ve done I get in round 5-7 EVERYTIME. In a league of fellas like ourselves we know that won’t be true. If anything it tells me split the difference on guys I really want.

I had one guy mock me for taking Ross 120th overall. Said he wished he was in all of my leagues. That was about 70 spots after were grey ranked him. Dumbass takes Anibal Sanchez with his next pick. Facepalm.

Lightblack
Lightblack
7 years ago

I think Ghost has some valid points. Last year I brought my keepers of Goldy/Ortiz/Darvish to my draft. In a ten team 5×5 OBP league my first 4 picks starting technically at what would constitute as round 4, were Harper/Sale/Strasburg/Rizzo. I was sorta lukewarm in the mid rounds but killed in late rounds with Kluber/Rendon/Dozier/Kazmir/Soria(27th rd). I was first in all pitching cats other than saves and second in wins. Won k’s by over 300 more than the second guy in that cat. Hitting I was prolly right above the middle but not in the top 3.

If I had not lost Goldy/Rizzo/Darvish down the stretch I would had prolly ran away with the league. I’ll never now. Lost in the first round cus of hr/rbi outage.

Moral of the story I had a overkill in pitching. In the draft I passed over Stanton for Stras and Gomez/Jones/Joey Bats for Sale. I learned my lesson from last year, although I did almost pull it of if not for Goldy/Rizzo going down. I love having a few 250 k guys but not at the expense of irreplaceable bats.

PhatBoy71
PhatBoy71
7 years ago

APrice for Arrenado……STD h2h league……thanks Grey !

PhatBoy71
PhatBoy71
Reply to  PhatBoy71
7 years ago

@PhatBoy71: meant Altuve

David Bowies Nephnew
David Bowies Nephnew
7 years ago

Im late to this…

Hoosier Daddy
Hoosier Daddy
Reply to  David Bowies Nephnew
7 years ago

@David Bowies Nephnew: Its a gestalt that considers the risk that they actually achieve those numbers – depending on the player there could be risk from injury history, questions of playing time, ability of a rookie to reach potential, etc. Better numbers for a player that are ranked lower are because they are overall have greater risk associated with them achieving those numbers.

David Bowies Nephnew
David Bowies Nephnew
7 years ago

Waaa?

David Bowies Nephnew
David Bowies Nephnew
7 years ago

Why do you rank Salazar over Stroman? Side by each, with the Stro seemingly having better stats.

I assume(asss out of u and me) you have a computer machine you use to evaluate so many got damn players.

Just wonder what its ingredients are. Do you consider a ‘player’s potential’ variable to your equation? cause otherwise the ranking don’t appear to make sense.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Hi JFOH…welcome to the bottom

I have a homework assignment for you. Yes I’m a tw*t.

Do this for me because you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink…

Open up the Razz player rater and scroll through from players 1-100. Based on your own assessment, just make an unscientific tally. Go tell me how many SPs you find in the top 100 that you would not have expected to finish as high in the rankings as they did and also the number of offensive players you’re surprised finished as high as they did. Just make an old fashioned back of the envelope four lines and slash tally. Ideally you’ll do this literally on the back of an envelope. And then come back here and give me your total

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve:

Ok…I did my count. Let me know when you’re done.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve:

Here’s my list:

Hitters 29: Brantley, Vmart, Abreu, Altuve, Cruz, Rendon, Frazier, Donaldson, Blackmon, Dozier, D. Gordon, Dickerson, Seager, Duda, Carter, Werth, Alexi Ramirez, LaRoche, JD Martinez, Melky, Byrd, Ozuna, Harrison, Span, Gardner, Yelich, Hunter, Revere, Morneu.

Pitchers 10: Cueto, Kluber, Lester, Teheran, Britton, Richards, Arieta, Hughes, Roark, Ross

Tell me again how it’s so much easier to find pitching.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Look again, Grey. Look at all the top performers who came from nowhere on offense versus the pitchers who came from nowhere. Late offense way overperformed.

And then go back and do the opposite. Count the offense high drafts the underperformed versus high pitching that underperformed. Expand your mind, Neo.

It’s not easier to find late pitching. It’s a false premise.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve

The majority. MAJORITY of the top offensive performers came from guys who were drafted (or even went undrafted) well below their final rank. Not so for pitchers.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Irrelevant.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:”but this one goes to 11″

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

I just literally showed above that it’s pretty much 3 to 1 offensive guys in the top 100 that greatly overperformed draft slot versus pitchers. How much more clearer can I be? You’re gripping too tight, my excellent friend. I know you’re a writer, so I give you the old writing maxim “kill your darlings.” What the above count shows is that it’s offense NOT pitching where you find the value. Yes you had Abreu at 60 but he finished 3! MOFOin’ 3! That’s a count of guys who finished last year ranked way, way above where they were ranked pre-season. There is a much smaller pool of SPs that were ranked that low preseason who helped you win championships.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Well that’s the crazy!!!! thing. Crazy. What I’m showing below is that you do better when you don’t draft hitting early. The top hitting talent comes from the bottom. It’s effin’ weird. By drafting pitching early and grifting the bottom for hitters you increase your potential of hitting on the guys who actually end up being the top performers.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve:

I’m saying take Scherzer and Price.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Also, I would argue that part of your success in the pitching categories comes from a strategy that still comes from a different strategic premise which is not drafting closers. That is still completely valid. You’re grabbing Cobb where somebody else is burying a pick on a closer

Also, there’s a very strong correlation to streaming. You’re talking about streaming leagues and I’m talking about not streaming leagues. That conflates the issue.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve: how many of those bats rose up because they filled in slots by the massive offensive let down by the top talent via injury or just bad years, I can’t assume every year top offensive guys are going to disappoint me…am I? Should I assume a Prince Fielder will get hurt? A 27 year old Bruce to flop? a Bryce Harper to get hurt? ok, bad point on Harper, but you get my drift. My point is I will drive myself nuts thinking about that. Granted, I think depending on league and who you are playing with I don’t have a problem with people taking an elite arm, what I do have an issue with is basing strategy for 2015 on 2014. The beauty of this silly little game is constructing a team that gives you a mix of stability, upside, flexibility and a little sexy. I dont always know what it is, but finding that bat late is always a hell of a lot harder than finding that arm. I have always taken a philosophical approach to this game and adapt my strategy to who and what I’m playing then I go curb stomp them in season where I feel the real talent lies. I have seen too many well drafted teams lose because they couldn’t handle making the in season adjustments. Like any good hitter, you gut to make adjustments.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH:

I offer this. When you draft top hitting talent, you are reluctant to dump them. There is a perception of value that doesn’t conform to performance. What if you punt hitting and churn your roster early? How much better do your odds become of hitting the Dickerson’s because of the dynamics in your roster?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve: depends how big your balls are, I dropped lester right before his huge game vs the A’s on May 3rd, (I gambled on the wheels falling off because even though the K’s were there I saw a trend) yet still owned Richards for a while, Arrieta for a while and streamed Carrasco for a few starts. One thing I learned from doing creeper and dfs last year was it aint easy to stream a bat. But back to pitching, I dropped arrieta later in the year and took a ration of crap for it but I did it to stream and the result gave me more wins, K’s and comporable ratios that bumped me in the standings.What does this all mean, I looked at my league and made decision based on who I was playing with. What does this all mean, not a god damn thing. Play your game and see who comes out on top and they are right for that season but maybe not the next

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve: i’m guessing that’s where sonic youth’s kill yr idols came from then.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve: oh man, that’s a good way to start a post. so she said and on and on

David Bowies Nephnew
David Bowies Nephnew
7 years ago

Why do you rank Salazar over Stroman? Side by each, with the Stro seemingly having better stats.

I assume(ass out of u and me) you have a computer machine you use to evaluate so many got damn players.

Just wonder what its ingredients are. Do you consider a ‘player’s potential’ variable to your equation? cause otherwise the ranking don’t appear to make sense.

David Bowies Nephnew
David Bowies Nephnew
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Really? You don’t use an equation ……lets say after the top 130over all or so?

Coo.

the swinging
the swinging
7 years ago

Grey, in general where do u look to for ur first closer?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  the swinging
7 years ago

@the swinging: last year you could’ve got k-rob in maybe half or more than that yahoo’s at that spot.

UL's Toothpick
UL's Toothpick
7 years ago

Hey Grey, when you cover strategies make sure to include your take on FAAB. Interested in your approach.

List rocks. My strategy, is 4 hitters in a row and targeting Donaldson in R2 and Arenado in R4.

RipRock
RipRock
7 years ago

We get 3 keepers in last years draft spot (after rd 7), if picked up they are rd 13. I know I am keeping Rendon @ 21 What say you for 2 others?

Rusney rd 13
Seager rd 13
Britton rd 13
JD Martinez 13
Iwakuma 9
Harvey 19
Carrasco 27

Has to be Carrasco and Harvey right?

RipRock
RipRock
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for your input

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Another pass from the rankings. 15 teamer and you’re in the #3. You get pick 3, 28, 33, 58, 63 and 88

In one league you take Abreu, Upton, Puig (per your rankings at 3,28, 33) and Lester, Zimmerman and Cobb at 58, 63, 88

In the other you take Kershaw, Kluber and Price (all available at those slots per ADP). And then you take Arenado, Pence and Ortiz.

Offensively (your projections) the high pick team gives you 263/83/277/27
Team 2 gives you 244/76/290/16

Team 1 gives you 530 R+RBI. Team 2 gives you 534. You get 7 homers and 11 bags (SAGNOF) with team 1. Averages are close.

Team 1 gives you 530 Ks. Team 2 gives you 723.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

There’s Abreu’s 2nd half, Upton in Petco, Lester coming off a career year. Risk.

And I am going by your projections. Presumably you’ve built the risk into your projections. These are the numbers you’re drafting from. 7 homers and 11 bags or 200 Ks?

How much is your bias creeping in to your feelings of safe? Kershaw and Price feel safe as damn houses.

Be interesting to see what Pianowski’s first 3 picks were.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

So even though he went a gung ho offense strategy, he got two piles of garbage and a disappointment in the first three rounds and still dominated? Imagine his team if he had opened Kershaw, Hernandez, Scherzer!

My guess is he found the Dickerson, Rendon, Altuve, Fraziers of the world.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve: i’ll try it again, go look at ATL vs SD’s division vs home parks vs team offenses last year. ATL is not a good place to hit, and it’s division is worse overall for road games for hitters than SD is. What chance do you really think upton’s 2015 isn’t upped with his new lineup at SD compared to 2014 ATL? Even if you don’t actually agree with me don’t be a “oh no SD kills hitters”, as last year’s ATL killed hitters (and they were BETTER hitters than SD’s)

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
7 years ago

I totally understand your logic about ranking catchers low, and I also understand that batting average and counting stats are hard to project. But man, Jonathan Lucroy seems awfully low at 259. If I saw him sitting there a hundred spots earlier (and I know he won’t last that long, so probably the point is moot), I’m certain I’d take him.

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  Mostsuckass
7 years ago

@Mostsuckass: Aside from this and some minor quibbles here or there, though, this is an absolutely great top 400. My own draft sheet won’t look much different from this. Great work, Grey!

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Good point. I wouldn’t take him if I saw a pitcher I really liked at that spot, for instance.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Or how about Beltre at 22 versus Sandoval at 96?

Beltre: 86/22/97/1/.297
Sandoval 71/21/92/2/.304

When the tradeoff is Kluber vs Harvey and his 7 wins and 150 Ks?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Yes but…think how good your pitching would have been had you taken Kershaw or The King in the 1st round AND had Kluber. AND, Albright…AND. You need The King and you need to hit on your Klubbers. There are decent pitchers on waivers in 15 teamers but I’m in those leagues. You get the Tom Kohlers of the world. Acceptable. What about CJ Cron? Or Chisenhall. Or Garrett Jones? Or Plouffe? Surely those guys are Kohler equivalent.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

How did you finish in pitching in that league?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Were you shooting for “fine”? And my point is, offense=safe? I know that is obnoxious and not fair. Sample size.

You got 335 Ks and 24 wins out of Teheran.

Yes you can win in many different ways, but the whole point of all this noise is can you give yourself a slight edge? Is there an optimal play. Nobody can predict a win in a single league. We’re looking for what is the slight edge if you play an infinite number of leagues. I’m trying to point out that maybe the strategic landscape has slightly, ever so slightly shifted. That’s all. Change or die, as they say.

And this coming from a guy who was right with you for a decade. I used to wait to pick 150 in a 15 teamer to take a pitcher.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

The leap you have to make is that there are pitchers in the 15th round so get them, but get the ones at the top of the draft too because there’s not much difference between the Robbie Cano you take early and the Gennett you take late. You can build an offense late. You always said you’re good at spotting late pitching, but you’re good at spotting late hitting too. Brantley was a brilliant call last year.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve: Im going to take a very simple and probably poor stab at this. There are always late quality arms to own, it happens every year. Probably more so last year than the previous years. But a big bat from the free agent pool is a rare prize that doesnt always surface. You have your EE and Joey Bats which are great but not as common. The trend is boringball but it is what it is. Some people like to insure themselves by grabbing a top arm, which is fine in my book because they want to avoid loss in case they miss out on the up and coming arms, which I pointed out happen every year, but that bat will not be there. One of the unfortunate side effects to the glut of pitching and poor hitting is it feels like you have to draft with more ceiling on your mind because the floors can start to look very much the same. …or some BS like that

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve:

See below bottom of the comments starting new thread.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Like even in your own rankings. You like Brantley at 24 with a 87/17/92/19/.301 and Blackmon at 104 with a 79/15/60/20/.285 slash.

Is that really 80 picks worth of differentiation? Is it really not worth taking Kluber, Price, Stras et al?

The next pitcher off your board is Matt Shoemaker. You’ve got Kluber with close to 100 more K’s projected than Shoemaker. Huge difference.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Kluber’s NFBC ADP is 30. Brantley’s is 17.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Obviously I’m not taking Schoop over Pedroia all things being equal. I’m just still really feeling the lack of bankable offense outside the top 10 where the risk profile and the production of the top pitchers seem to separate themselves.
Here are the hitters outside the top 10 in adp:
Altuve, Encarnacion, Rendon, Jones, Tulo, Rizzo, Posey, Braun, Brantley, Ellsbury, Donaldson, Hanley, Beltre, Puig, Harper, Frazier, Martinez, Freeman, Marte, Gordon, Kemp, Springer, Hamilton

Risk risk risk risk. Who are the guys you’re taking to the bank there?

I know you like Rendon and Marte. and Jones, maybe Puig a little. But if you’re caught in a section of the draft where you can’t get at those guys who do you grab? And are they really that much better than Scherzer, Sale, Bum, Stras, Kluber or Price? Which group feels more likely to grossly underperform ADP?

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

I was planning to ignore Vmart (figuring my leaguemates would take him well before I would), but in light of the surgery, where would take him? I’m thinking he could be an interesting DL stash…

Thanks! These rankings are my security blanket when I find myself huddled in a corner muttering WET TAIL to myself during drafting.

Ra'ball al Ghul
Ra'ball al Ghul
7 years ago

So since VMart tore his meniscus does that finally move him into the top 100?? Because he belongs there, with Mauer. I would not want to tear my peniscus.

Dennis
Dennis
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great stuff as always!!

I’m in a keeper league, and can only keep 3 Bats, 3 Arms

Can’t decide on my pitching keepers. Out of these five, which three would you keep? And you can keep them for as long as you want.

Kluber – Definite keeper
Gerrit Cole
Zack Wheeler
Carlos Carrasco
J. Samardzija

Thanks!

Dennis
Dennis
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Was leaning that way…thanks!

darkness
darkness
7 years ago

Do anyone feel any concern with Cory Dickerson’s splits? Normally they do not bother me too much (especially with younger players as Grey has mentioned), but his are crazy. Here are his career splits avg/obp/ops

Home vs LHP: .246/.316/.751
Home vs RHP: .373/.426/1.159
Away vs LHP: .224/.274/.602
Away vs RHP: .250/.296/.700

I like Dickerson as well and think he has a solid chance to meet your overall projections, but looking at these splits I don’t know if I would start him with confidence outside of home games against RHP. He improved last year against LHP and on the road, but was still basically an average outfielder outside of Home vs RHP games. I would expect his splits to even out to some extent, but it makes me hesitant to keep him in my league where we keep 5 players.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  darkness
7 years ago

@darkness: want to see something worse, look up blackman’s.

Timbo
Timbo
7 years ago

Grey! In an OBP league where we can keep guys as long as we want, would you trade Donaldson straight up for Arenado?

fromagemacabre
fromagemacabre
7 years ago

Grey you saucy morsel of faux anglo-saxony, I’m a little confused about the starting pitching IP and / or K stats in your rankings. Quick look shows over 20 starters with 9+ K/9 and another 40 or more starters between 8 and 9 K/9. Last year there were 14 starters at/above 9 K/9 and another 16 from 8 to 9 K/9. In both 2012 and 2013, there were 27 starters at or above 8 K/9 (versus your 60). League-wide increase in Ks can’t be the explanation … can you enlighten me? Mercy buttercups.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  fromagemacabre
7 years ago

@fromagemacabre: what you said “couldn’t happen” i.e. leaguewide increase in K’s, is EXACTLY what’s happening (baseball forecaster’s got a study claiming that the strikezone (specifically the lower part) has been growing, (fast!) in last 3-5 years, at least)

Jay
Jay
7 years ago

Drop vmart in the rankings? Knee surgery.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: oh they still will, probably higher than your rank even now, and later be on here whining about how “unlucky” they got that an ex-catcher of that age didn’t “come back strong”, and all the “indicators” were there that he’d repeat (almost of course nobody’s that insane) last year’s stats on a per at bat basis (they knew of course that he’d be out a small amount of time)

Big Magoo
7 years ago

I think that Cecil would make a fine donkeycorn if the Jays let him close, but it seems like they’d rather keep him in a setup role. We’ll see if they pull the trigger on a Papelbon deal. K-Rod is still out there too.

On the other hand, it might be interesting to watch Broxton try to close out games in ’15 in Miller Park. Major brain freeze alert there.

J_FOH
J_FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Broxton is the perfect 8th inning guy, I still think he never recovered from the Matt Stairs incident and will always being seeing shadows in the 9th

J_FOH
J_FOH
Reply to  Big Magoo
7 years ago

@Big Magoo: damn you for using donkeycorn, you know how i feel about the loss of those terms. Dont confuse the new readers

Big Magoo
Reply to  J_FOH
7 years ago

@J_FOH: Just keeping the classic terms alive for the old guard. The new readers can just disregard them.

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
Reply to  Big Magoo
7 years ago

@Big Magoo: Bring back Donkeycorn!!!

J_FOH
J_FOH
Reply to  birrrdy!
7 years ago

@birrrdy!: let smokey know

Big Magoo
Reply to  birrrdy!
7 years ago

@birrrdy!: It never left for me

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
Reply to  J_FOH
7 years ago

@J_FOH: Sincerely,
Sparky Anklebiter

And Now the John Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the John Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  J_FOH
7 years ago

@J_FOH: even if somebody didn’t know,the sheer volume of ain’t Smokey’s terms would suffice.

And Now the John Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the John Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the John Lovitz Dancers!
7 years ago

@And Now the John Lovitz Dancers!:anti Smokey’s terms, that is.

Fastpitch
Fastpitch
7 years ago

V. Mart to have surgery on his knee. Detroit news.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Fastpitch
7 years ago

@Fastpitch: projected time 4-8 (which seems light to me)

Chase
Chase
7 years ago

Why is Henderson Alvarez in the 400s Grey?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Chase
7 years ago

@Chase: curveball there, usually it’s “why is so and so not in this high of a ranked section”

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
7 years ago

Your rankings are my Bible…thanks for all your work homeboy

M
M
7 years ago

Hey Grey, thanks so much for the great advice. Can you help resolve a gentleman’s debate regarding keepers? (6x6roto) Each team has to keep 10 guys for under $135 and the total salary cap is $300 per team. Is Team A or B better off for 2015, and how close is it?

Team A has:

Big Papi $20
D.Gordon $7
Machado $6
Puig $11
CarlosGomez $20
Ozuna $6
Kluber $7
A.Wood $23
CrushDavis $23
Alcides Escobar $11

And B:
Lucroy $18
LaRoche $9
Altuve $21
Nelson Cruz $18
Arod $1
King Felix $36
Gerrit Cole $6
Wei-in Chen $11
Roark $6
Brad Miller $8

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yeah i was going to say its not close…A is the better team.

M
M
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thank you sir!!

the swinging
the swinging
7 years ago

I have some options in a 12 team keeper league (with OPS as 6th cat). I can sign for rizzo, brantley, dickerson, frazier rounds 1-4.

Im curious your thoughts, hypothetically in a 12 team redraft would you consider that a good start?

Thx.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Would you deal Tulo for Bogaerts and Gerritt Cole in a medium-sized keep forever?

Bodacious Taters
Bodacious Taters
7 years ago

Izturis have any value this year ?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Bodacious Taters
7 years ago

@Bodacious Taters: in 30 team leagues where any at bats do.

Corey
Corey
7 years ago

When do you guys like to schedule your draft? Availability of the owners will obviously dictate, but this year I was thinking two weeks before opening day. Most of the competitions for roster spots and inuries will have gone down by then, with a couple more weeks left to chance.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Corey
7 years ago

@Corey: Always as closest to opening day as possible.

Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: i’d like to even hear one reason why this isn’t so. It’d have to go something like
“I’m the comish and i won’t get internet connection for at least a few weeks before april 5th”, or “i’m the comish and i like having less complete information about roles/injuries/trades and everything else”

Jay
Jay
7 years ago

My keepers in 10 team league are:
Stanton, Puig, Upton, Arenado and Sale

I have an oppty to get Rendon, but It may cost me Sale and Arenado. Do i do it? I would then keep rendon and Scherzer.

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Jay
7 years ago

@Jay: also have Freeman or Dee Gordon as a keeper option. either of these two over Scherzer?

American Dreams
7 years ago

@Grey Thank you as always. You’re super talented and I love that I found you guys last year.

My setup before my question:
After reading through your rankings I recall you saying: Draft players that have proven themselves year over year, and not the shiny new toys (Dickerson, Arenado, Springer, etc.). They are unproven and may not break out until age 27 or even 30 (Bautista). This is me paraphrasing you. You also say at the end of the day, draft the team you want.

My question:
You have a lot of heart for the young—who’ve shown flashes of brilliance but should not be considered proven (Arenado, Wong, Dickerson, etc). So which is it? Draft sexy or draft proven.

American Dreams
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the response! It may not be fun to draft Adam Jones, but it might be the smart/safe thing to do, at least at the start. I personally can’t draft him this year because I drafted him last year and I hate doing that. I think you said something similar. But I did spend $23 on Will Myers last year (a sexy 2014 target) and he blew chunks. Could make for a good post. Thanks again

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  American Dreams
7 years ago

@American Dreams: to be fair, Grey’s had adam jones higher than nearly all sites over last 2-3 years.

sasquatch sluggers
sasquatch sluggers
7 years ago

Grey..Not trying to bug you too much or anything. What a treasure chest of wealthy info. But just asking what your strategy is on draft day. For example, do you have a seperate list of players you kind of HAVE to own that you will reach for?( Segura, Archer etc) How about a list of players you would never own? I know you won’t pick pitchers till the Samardzija spot.
I know this is a lot to ask but I’m kind of new to this and ANY of YOUR OWN wisdom is gold on draft day. Don’t want to be confused in the midst of a draft again. Anything would be so appreciated. Thanx so much!!

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  sasquatch sluggers
7 years ago

@sasquatch sluggers: I know I do exactly what you are talking about. I take a rankings list and start crossing off any names of players I specifically do not want no matter the rank, then general positions like catchers and RP early, or crummy OF’s late. If a player drops far enough during the draft, it will be painfully obvious and you decide on the spot when to act on that.

Any players I know I want I bump up by 2 rounds.

Will
Will
7 years ago

Grey, you’re a prince.

You mentioned in a previous post that you should aim to get ~130 saves… if you have SV+H, what would be a reasonable target? 200? It always seems much harder to get holds because there are a lot more “the guys” than there are “the guy” for saves. I’m still not going to draft hard for it because HAGNOF!, but any thoughts on that?

S.H
S.H
7 years ago

Hello Grey, I am in a head to head points league, with 40-50 player keeper, 450 cap, I am new in the league, so the team kinda blows, I have chance to pick up Joey Bats in a deal for Ordorizzi and Moncada, that being said I figure I can’t really win for a few years , should I take Bats, and hopefully trade him for a bigger return, or hope that Moncada can walk on water and bring me many titles my way.

chrisL
chrisL
7 years ago

5×5 scoring: 12 team keeper league. OBP instead of AVG, otherwise the same. Keep 5 only with no loss of draft picks:

Michael Brantley
Ryan Braun ?
Robinson Canó ?
Todd Frazier
Jonathan Lucroy
J.D. Martínez
Hanley Ramírez
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell
Danny Santana
Jorge Soler
Ryan Zimmerman