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
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 49 517 108 37 111 17 0.305
Mookie Betts BOS OF OF 46 581 114 28 91 27 0.317
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 37 589 103 28 111 21 0.306
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF OF 37 548 81 30 107 27 0.282
Trea Turner WSH SS SS 36 603 105 20 71 41 0.292
Javier Baez CHC 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 36 590 102 35 109 18 0.281
Alex Bregman HOU SS/3B SS/3B 35 589 101 33 107 12 0.288
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B 34 595 97 35 112 2 0.284
Manny Machado SD SS/3B SS/3B 34 602 96 34 102 12 0.281
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 33 527 97 35 112 14 0.261
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 2B/3B 33 582 104 25 82 24 0.288
J.D. Martinez BOS OF OF 32 512 96 34 105 4 0.307
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 31 567 95 43 110 4 0.262
Trevor Story COL SS SS 30 582 90 34 105 17 0.276
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 29 529 103 39 93 7 0.267
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 29 574 102 30 105 8 0.284
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 29 582 101 27 103 7 0.303
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 28 212 17 0 2.58 0.93 285
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS 2B/SS 28 594 91 20 71 40 0.249
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 27 582 92 15 82 21 0.309
Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF 27 604 112 24 68 17 0.294
Rhys Hoskins PHI OF 1B/OF 27 567 103 38 115 5 0.252
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 26 541 94 31 89 5 0.303
Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B/OF 26 561 102 29 71 9 0.284
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 25 218 16 0 2.66 0.95 264
Chris Sale BOS SP SP 25 171 15 0 2.41 0.97 246
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 24 578 91 33 108 7 0.287
George Springer HOU OF OF 24 587 110 30 77 7 0.262
Justin Verlander HOU SP SP 24 207 16 0 2.88 0.97 276
Blake Snell TB SP SP 24 195 15 0 2.76 1.00 240
Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 23 533 86 33 95 10 0.263
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 23 578 77 21 86 18 0.270
Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS 23 445 71 24 74 13 0.282
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 23 567 104 22 61 12 0.278
Starling Marte PIT OF OF 23 546 77 17 83 27 0.272
Anthony Rendon WSH 3B 3B 23 536 94 25 101 4 0.295
Gerrit Cole HOU SP SP 22 204 16 0 2.81 1.02 254
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 22 534 89 25 105 10 0.291
Corey Kluber CLE SP SP 22 219 14 0 3.03 1.01 224
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 22 210 16 0 3.05 1.02 215
Jean Segura PHI SS SS 22 577 92 17 71 25 0.308
Jose Peraza CIN 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ OF 21 612 92 15 55 31 0.292
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 21 566 80 26 91 3 0.277
Trevor Bauer CLE SP SP 21 202 15 0 3.14 1.08 248
Corey Seager LAD SS SS 20 531 84 24 76 3 0.288
Khris Davis OAK DH OF 20 572 90 41 112 1 0.247
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 20 174 15 0 2.82 0.98 198
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 20 202 14 0 3.09 1.07 226
Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B 20 538 81 27 94 3 0.281
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP 20 202 16 0 3.14 1.10 234
David Dahl COL OF OF 20 577 83 30 94 14 0.281
Marcell Ozuna STL OF OF 20 591 84 29 96 2 0.286
Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 19 62 3 42 2.51 0.94 91
Blake Treinen OAK RP RP 19 73 5 40 2.57 0.96 89
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 19 191 14 0 3.17 1.11 215
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 19 164 15 0 3.08 1.09 186
Mike Clevinger CLE SP SP 19 204 14 0 3.16 1.10 209
James Paxton NYY SP SP 18 179 14 0 3.64 1.12 206
German Marquez COL SP SP 18 202 15 0 3.52 1.19 236
Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF 18 594 93 30 102 7 0.272
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF 18 569 87 33 98 4 0.268
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 17 589 78 29 90 3 0.291
Joey Gallo TEX 1B/OF 1B/OF 17 515 81 42 90 5 0.211
Edwin Encarnacion SEA 1B 1B 17 523 78 33 91 2 0.241
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 17 603 87 29 105 2 0.284
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C/1B 17 512 86 18 69 5 0.271
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 17 62 4 39 2.67 1.09 99
Nelson Cruz MIN DH DH 17 504 74 32 87 1 0.251
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 1B/2B/ OF 17 597 82 10 59 28 0.291
Travis Shaw MIL 2B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 16 564 82 36 104 5 0.252
Jesus Aguilar MIL 1B 1B 16 551 85 33 94 0 0.268
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 16 423 81 33 87 4 0.268
Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP 15 172 14 0 3.34 1.17 178
Luis Severino NYY SP SP 15 161 12 0 3.42 1.16 173
Zack Greinke ARI SP SP 15 206 10 0 3.58 1.12 194
Miguel Andujar NYY 3B 3B 14 596 81 25 94 3 0.287
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B 3B 14 487 62 24 71 3 0.308
Nicholas Castellanos DET OF OF 14 597 93 28 98 3 0.302
Justin Upton LAA OF OF 14 541 77 30 82 11 0.252
Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF 14 581 83 28 90 2 0.263
Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF 14 615 101 10 45 27 0.278
Victor Robles WSH OF OF 14 524 78 12 47 29 0.281
Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP 14 196 13 0 3.47 1.15 185
Zack Wheeler NYM SP SP 14 194 13 0 3.51 1.14 196
Jose Berrios MIN SP SP 14 196 13 0 3.60 1.15 205
J.A. Happ NYY SP SP 14 170 13 0 3.77 1.16 181
David Price BOS SP SP 13 179 15 0 3.62 1.17 181
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 13 577 72 21 84 24 0.248
Jonathan Villar BAL 2B/SS 2B/SS 13 549 84 16 67 48 0.267
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF 13 557 83 10 41 25 0.281
A.J. Pollock LAD OF OF 13 503 69 24 76 11 0.248
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 13 64 2 36 2.84 1.02 77
Joey Lucchesi SD SP SP 13 163 12 0 3.62 1.27 174
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF 13 577 83 27 89 7 0.282
Yasiel Puig CIN OF OF 13 502 73 27 83 11 0.273
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF 13 572 76 26 90 4 0.272
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 12 589 81 25 90 5 0.270
Raisel Iglesias CIN RP RP 12 70 3 35 2.61 1.09 77
Domingo Santana SEA OF OF 12 533 77 27 83 8 0.257
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B 12 555 74 25 82 12 0.258
Felipe Vazquez PIT RP RP 12 71 4 33 2.91 1.22 84
David Robertson PHI RP RP 12 67 6 31 2.77 1.05 91
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 12 158 13 0 3.58 1.24 168
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B/SS 2B/SS 12 565 75 24 84 8 0.252
Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 12 158 10 0 3.68 1.23 182
Brad Hand CLE RP RP 12 70 4 32 3.03 1.09 89
Jurickson Profar OAK 1B/2B/ SS/3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B 12 546 72 21 80 11 0.271
Roberto Osuna HOU RP RP 12 62 5 37 3.21 1.12 64
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 12 156 13 0 3.45 1.12 154
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 12 84 8 11 2.31 0.91 127
Andrew McCutchen PHI OF OF 12 571 94 23 72 11 0.251
Tommy Pham TB OF OF 11 512 92 19 68 18 0.281
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 3B 11 561 91 29 93 2 0.263
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS SS 11 564 81 18 74 18 0.251
Robinson Cano NYM 2B 1B/2B 11 588 84 24 92 1 0.286
Mike Moustakas MIL 2B/3B 2B/3B 11 567 71 30 98 3 0.253
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 11 181 11 0 3.71 1.19 187
Matt Carpenter STL 1B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 11 498 91 23 77 3 0.252
David Peralta ARI OF OF 11 555 69 21 81 5 0.291
Gary Sanchez NYY C C 11 503 77 28 88 2 0.239
Willson Contreras CHC C C 11 496 63 20 74 3 0.271
Wil Myers SD 3B/OF 3B/OF 11 541 71 22 68 15 0.251
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B 11 605 80 20 84 5 0.258
Charlie Morton TB SP SP 11 144 9 0 3.54 1.18 159
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 11 434 73 20 77 3 0.304
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B 10 605 75 20 83 2 0.281
Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP 10 206 10 0 3.67 1.20 178
Chris Archer PIT SP SP 10 192 9 0 3.89 1.26 209
Wade Davis COL RP RP 10 62 4 35 3.88 1.09 71
Ken Giles TOR RP RP 10 60 3 27 3.41 1.16 63
Sean Doolittle WSH RP RP 10 46 3 22 2.77 1.01 58
Kirby Yates SD RP RP 10 57 4 29 2.91 0.97 69
Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP 10 175 13 0 3.81 1.19 178
Craig Kimbrel FA RP RP 10 50 4 31 2.78 1.03 73
Robbie Ray ARI SP SP 10 177 8 0 3.95 1.32 217
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 10 131 10 0 3.10 1.07 126
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 10 194 13 0 3.51 1.16 158
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP 9 202 13 0 3.61 1.12 165
Jose Leclerc TEX RP RP 9 62 2 31 2.73 1.02 83
Amed Rosario NYM SS SS 9 595 71 16 48 22 0.268
Jose Alvarado TB RP RP 9 62 2 31 2.91 1.08 84
Marcus Semien OAK SS SS 9 551 68 20 80 12 0.246
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP 9 149 12 0 3.78 1.16 135
Cole Hamels CHC SP SP 9 189 13 0 3.89 1.24 184
Jonathan Schoop MIN 2B 2B/SS 9 523 66 28 78 1 0.261
Yoan Moncada CHW 2B/3B 2B/3B 9 589 86 19 59 14 0.230
Rick Porcello BOS SP SP 8 201 13 0 3.92 1.22 194
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF 8 445 77 19 71 9 0.258
Yasmani Grandal MIL C C 8 427 62 25 70 1 0.246
Daniel Murphy COL 1B/2B 1B/2B 8 487 72 22 56 4 0.306
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B 8 503 70 20 81 0 0.288
Ryan Braun MIL OF 1B/OF 8 412 55 21 69 9 0.261
Rich Hill LAD SP SP 8 128 9 0 3.26 1.10 145
Mychal Givens BAL RP RP 8 74 2 32 4.23 1.26 77
Ian Desmond COL 1B/OF 1B/OF 8 509 72 23 81 11 0.244
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP SP 8 131 9 0 2.98 1.08 122
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 8 531 73 29 85 0 0.264
Nick Pivetta PHI SP SP 8 184 12 0 3.86 1.25 208
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 8 398 54 23 60 6 0.276
Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP 8 151 9 0 3.67 1.18 136
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 544 71 15 83 4 0.294
Yadier Molina STL C C/1B 7 471 61 18 70 3 0.258
Paul DeJong STL SS SS 7 566 78 27 87 2 0.250
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 504 68 14 62 8 0.285
Brian Dozier WSH 2B 2B 7 571 71 19 78 12 0.229
Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS 7 577 81 8 61 15 0.261
Dee Gordon SEA 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 7 615 71 2 29 34 0.265
Josh Donaldson ATL 3B 3B 7 422 54 22 63 2 0.263
Harrison Bader STL OF OF 7 531 78 24 83 17 0.268
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 7 542 81 16 51 28 0.264
Hunter Renfroe SD OF OF 6 533 71 32 87 2 0.241
Kyle Freeland COL SP SP 6 189 10 0 3.92 1.34 156
Daniel Palka CHW OF OF 6 479 64 31 84 3 0.247
Alex Wood CIN SP SP 6 162 8 0 3.89 1.26 142
Mallex Smith SEA OF OF 6 546 82 3 37 42 0.286
Yonder Alonso CHW 1B 1B 6 524 61 25 74 0 0.244
Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF 6 567 66 23 77 6 0.271
Yu Darvish CHC SP SP 6 128 9 0 3.81 1.31 144
Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP SP 6 147 11 0 3.57 1.13 151
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF 6 512 61 22 70 12 0.244
Luke Voit NYY 1B 1B 6 509 72 29 88 1 0.268
Corey Dickerson PIT OF OF 6 521 77 19 80 6 0.294
Cedric Mullins BAL OF OF 6 544 74 15 49 22 0.249
Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 5 562 73 23 70 0 0.253
Joey Wendle TB 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 5 561 72 16 80 14 0.279
Jon Lester CHC SP SP 5 176 12 0 4.06 1.32 156
Billy Hamilton KC OF OF 5 521 54 3 34 41 0.241
Jose Quintana CHC SP SP 5 182 11 0 4.12 1.28 169
Cody Allen LAA RP RP 5 66 4 30 3.96 1.33 79
Jon Gray COL SP SP 5 178 9 0 4.24 1.34 191
Arodys Vizcaino ATL RP RP 5 51 3 21 2.87 1.12 54
Sean Newcomb ATL RP RP 5 182 9 0 4.09 1.35 177
Kevin Gausman ATL SP SP 5 183 10 0 4.18 1.31 177
Tyler White HOU 1B 1B 5 503 61 21 68 2 0.261
Shane Greene DET RP RP 5 64 3 30 4.44 1.35 66
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 5 404 52 12 46 17 0.223
Garrett Hampson COL SS 2B/SS 5 405 68 8 54 31 0.254
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF 5 478 71 14 44 7 0.246
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF 5 434 66 13 52 9 0.291
Andrew Miller STL RP RP 5 68 5 14 3.44 1.09 86
Tyler Skaggs LAA SP SP 5 152 11 0 3.87 1.31 156
Will Smith SF RP RP 4 55 2 19 2.71 1.02 70
Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP 4 131 12 0 3.61 1.22 138
Austin Meadows TB OF OF 4 484 76 15 63 18 0.277
Wilson Ramos NYM C C 4 454 54 17 71 0 0.274
Jordan Hicks STL RP RP 4 66 5 13 3.03 1.28 68
Jake Bauers CLE 1B/OF 1B/OF 4 516 54 14 61 19 0.259
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 4 124 8 0 3.09 1.21 135
Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B 4 487 58 24 68 2 0.251
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP 4 186 10 0 3.66 1.20 159
Nick Senzel CIN 2B 2B 4 384 51 13 56 10 0.291
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 4 471 63 23 69 5 0.244
Steven Matz NYM SP SP 4 173 8 0 3.91 1.23 171
Kendrys Morales TOR 1B 1B 3 488 54 24 63 1 0.251
Jake Lamb ARI 1B/3B 1B/3B 3 538 63 25 72 4 0.238
Willy Adames TB SS 2B/SS 3 549 61 20 74 12 0.254
C.J. Cron MIN 1B 1B 3 517 64 31 80 2 0.249
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP 3 157 12 0 3.87 1.27 144
Jesse Winker CIN OF OF 3 464 71 15 41 4 0.304
Joe Musgrove PIT SP SP 3 155 8 0 3.84 1.16 134
Matt Olson OAK 1B 1B 3 415 58 19 54 1 0.254
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 3 154 11 0 3.58 1.16 152
Blake Parker MIN RP RP 3 61 3 22 3.36 1.26 65
Kevin Pillar TOR OF OF 3 546 64 15 70 15 0.253
Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B 3 532 71 16 64 16 0.256
Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF 3 471 63 29 74 4 0.244
Randal Grichuk TOR OF OF 3 506 65 29 76 4 0.247
Alex Colome CHW RP RP 3 60 2 19 3.31 1.22 64
Jake Arrieta PHI SP SP 3 185 12 0 4.10 1.29 149
Yolmer Sanchez CHW 2B/3B 2B/3B 3 580 72 15 78 12 0.261
Dallas Keuchel FA SP SP 3 198 13 0 3.81 1.28 149
Ryan Brasier BOS RP RP 3 62 5 21 3.56 1.30 63
Jhoulys Chacin MIL SP SP 3 181 11 0 4.15 1.20 147
Zack Godley ARI SP SP 2 183 8 0 4.22 1.30 188
David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B 2 541 71 12 51 10 0.281
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B 2B 2 454 56 17 59 8 0.269
Renato Nunez BAL 1B/3B 1B/3B 2 522 54 26 68 1 0.251
Trevor Williams PIT SP SP 2 182 10 0 4.07 1.22 135
Jorge Alfaro MIA C C 2 414 51 17 61 3 0.248
Niko Goodrum DET 1B/2B 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF 2 527 71 16 74 17 0.234
Archie Bradley ARI RP RP 2 69 2 8 3.04 1.11 74
Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP SP 2 187 8 0 4.31 1.38 158
Brad Boxberger KC RP RP 2 58 2 27 4.29 1.39 72
Enrique Hernandez LAD 2B/SS/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF 2 501 61 19 55 7 0.262
Asdrubal Cabrera TEX 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 2 551 61 20 65 3 0.260
Dellin Betances NYY RP RP 2 65 6 4 2.81 1.09 108
Hunter Strickland SEA RP RP 2 59 1 24 4.17 1.39 55
Welington Castillo CHW C C 2 418 53 18 60 0 0.253
Carson Kelly ARI C C 2 487 52 14 59 0 0.249
Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B 2 514 63 25 75 0 0.238
Buster Posey SF C C/1B 2 491 60 10 64 4 0.288
Brian McCann ATL C C 2 312 42 16 49 0 0.238
Greg Holland ARI RP RP 2 51 1 21 4.78 1.59 52
Brandon Morrow CHC RP RP 1 32 2 14 3.09 1.11 34
Yan Gomes WSH C C 1 337 41 15 42 0 0.241
Carlos Rodon CHW SP SP 1 164 8 0 4.28 1.34 145
Matt Shoemaker TOR SP SP 1 134 7 0 3.69 1.22 127
Collin McHugh HOU RP RP 1 109 8 0 3.12 1.12 123
Michael Wacha STL SP SP 1 162 11 0 3.71 1.26 148
Kyle Gibson MIN SP SP 1 192 12 0 3.88 1.29 170
Pedro Strop CHC RP RP 1 62 5 12 3.39 1.14 60
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS 1 570 71 13 67 12 0.287
Trevor Cahill LAA SP SP 1 124 7 0 4.02 1.23 117
A.J. Minter ATL RP RP 1 56 5 11 3.41 1.23 70
Tim Beckham SEA SS/3B SS/3B 1 489 58 17 64 3 0.247
Tyson Ross DET SP SP 1 162 8 0 4.04 1.28 134
Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS 1 289 36 13 42 5 0.277
Ross Stripling LAD SP SP 1 109 10 0 3.51 1.21 119
Joc Pederson LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 1 354 48 22 51 3 0.244
Trevor May MIN RP RP 1 67 4 9 3.07 1.08 75
Sergio Romo MIA RP RP 1 54 2 18 4.04 1.23 58
Drew Steckenrider MIA RP RP 1 65 3 12 3.74 1.24 71
Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP 1 119 7 0 4.08 1.30 127
Kelvin Herrera CHW RP RP 1 42 1 12 3.28 1.23 36
Matt Strahm SD RP RP 1 125 8 0 3.19 1.05 132
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 1 61 5 9 3.18 1.21 91
Trevor Rosenthal WSH RP RP 1 61 3 8 2.98 1.19 81
Bryse Wilson ATL SP SP 0 121 7 0 3.82 1.24 126
Seranthony Dominguez PHI RP RP 0 64 6 7 2.88 1.01 79
Chris Paddack SD SP SP 0 110 7 0 3.36 1.14 112
Brent Honeywell TB SP SP 0 88 5 0 3.82 1.32 94
Diego Castillo TB RP RP 0 59 4 8 3.09 1.18 66
Steve Cishek CHC RP RP 0 63 5 6 2.77 1.08 66
Dereck Rodriguez SF SP SP 0 172 9 0 3.78 1.21 134
Mark Melancon SF RP RP 0 44 3 10 3.08 1.19 39
Zack Britton NYY RP RP 0 57 2 6 3.78 1.30 53
Danny Jansen TOR C C 0 427 42 14 46 2 0.261
Keone Kela PIT RP RP 0 60 3 5 2.76 1.08 71
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP 0 164 8 0 4.23 1.34 154
Francisco Mejia SD C C 0 305 28 12 36 1 0.268
Shawn Armstrong SEA RP RP 0 58 2 8 3.77 1.23 61
Yoshihisa Hirano ARI RP RP 0 61 4 6 3.61 1.14 57
Joe Jimenez DET RP RP -1 63 6 6 3.88 1.24 76
Michael Pineda MIN SP SP -1 125 7 0 4.25 1.23 127
Chad Green NYY SP SP -1 70 6 0 2.80 1.01 94
Ryan O’Hearn KC 1B 1B -1 551 61 20 75 1 0.248
Caleb Smith MIA SP SP -1 110 7 0 4.11 1.31 116
Brad Brach CHC RP RP -1 64 4 7 3.32 1.36 63
Trevor Richards MIA SP SP -1 149 10 0 4.27 1.33 144
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B/3B -1 563 74 24 84 2 0.232
Justus Sheffield SEA SP SP -1 102 5 0 4.39 1.41 95
Ryan Zimmerman WSH 1B 1B -1 522 68 17 75 2 0.268
Joe Kelly LAD RP RP -1 69 6 6 3.66 1.21 72
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF -1 398 54 17 56 7 0.248
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP -1 67 5 3 2.78 1.13 89
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP -1 84 5 0 3.34 1.21 94
Josh James HOU SP SP -1 82 6 0 3.88 1.28 105
Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B -1 522 68 17 75 2 0.268
Ketel Marte ARI 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ OF -1 564 73 13 45 8 0.252
Jed Lowrie NYM 2B 2B/3B -1 501 54 16 62 0 0.264
Wilmer Flores ARI 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B -1 463 56 17 62 1 0.271
Joakim Soria OAK RP RP -1 62 5 6 3.05 1.09 73
Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP -1 94 8 0 4.03 1.33 87
Kyle Wright ATL SP SP -1 131 9 0 4.21 1.37 110
Forrest Whitley HOU SP SP -1 39 2 0 3.74 1.31 50
Chris Iannetta COL C C -1 344 40 13 43 0 0.231
Julio Urias LAD SP SP -1 48 3 0 3.61 1.30 54
Omar Narvaez SEA C C -1 387 41 14 46 0 0.266
Ronald Guzman TEX 1B 1B -1 488 52 21 61 2 0.240
Jeremy Jeffress MIL RP RP -1 71 5 4 2.92 1.08 74
Justin Bour LAA 1B 1B -1 461 58 23 66 1 0.242
Craig Stammen SD RP RP -2 75 5 4 3.23 1.22 81
Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 476 72 17 78 4 0.261
Jeimer Candelario DET 3B 3B -2 571 81 22 50 3 0.235
Jeurys Familia NYM RP RP -2 71 5 4 3.09 1.19 76
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS -2 502 56 12 64 15 0.244
Ty Buttrey LAA RP RP -2 59 3 3 2.95 1.14 72
Ryan Tepera TOR RP RP -2 65 5 4 4.12 1.31 66
Jorge Polanco MIN SS SS -2 561 78 13 39 13 0.262
Mike Fiers OAK SP SP -2 164 12 0 3.91 1.22 132
Julio Teheran ATL SP SP -2 189 10 0 4.17 1.36 172
CC Sabathia NYY SP SP -2 142 10 0 3.94 1.34 127
Adam Ottavino NYY RP RP -2 72 6 2 2.89 1.02 101
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 1B/2B/ SS/3B/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/ OF -2 400 44 13 59 2 0.251
Anthony Swarzak SEA RP RP -2 60 2 5 4.45 1.43 62
Evan Longoria SF 3B 3B -2 549 61 18 68 3 0.249
Zack Cozart LAA 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -2 446 52 16 58 2 0.250
Ian Happ CHC 3B/OF 3B/OF -2 318 49 15 47 6 0.242
Josh Harrison DET 2B 2B -2 512 68 14 44 4 0.261
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 304 56 13 48 7 0.241
Starlin Castro MIA 2B 2B -3 607 82 17 43 5 0.264
Nick Kingham PIT SP SP -3 123 6 0 3.96 1.35 98
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -3 185 9 0 4.36 1.33 141
Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP -3 130 10 0 4.08 1.25 103
Jakob Junis KC SP SP -3 188 8 0 4.35 1.25 169
Robinson Chirinos HOU C C -3 384 44 20 68 1 0.213
Sonny Gray CIN SP SP -3 157 8 0 4.23 1.37 145
Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP -3 150 12 0 4.25 1.31 161
Anibal Sanchez WSH SP SP -3 144 10 0 4.28 1.35 130
Scooter Gennett CIN 2B 2B -3 317 42 14 41 2 0.278
Carlos Martinez STL RP RP -3 77 3 0 3.72 1.26 64
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B/OF -3 515 56 15 52 5 0.233
Mike Soroka ATL SP SP -3 94 5 0 3.66 1.29 78
Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF -3 523 72 17 43 5 0.259
Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP SP -3 154 9 0 4.17 1.27 138
Mike Zunino TB C C -3 417 47 22 58 0 0.213
Francisco Cervelli PIT C C -3 402 47 11 59 3 0.253
Freddy Galvis TOR SS 2B/SS -3 586 63 12 58 6 0.249
Ben Zobrist CHC 2B/OF 2B/OF -3 445 62 10 41 4 0.276
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B -3 509 55 24 64 2 0.242
Lance Lynn TEX SP SP -3 153 8 0 4.24 1.34 148
Peter O’Brien MIA 1B 1B -3 454 49 18 57 0 0.224
Mike Minor TEX SP SP -4 166 9 0 4.24 1.24 142
Lou Trivino OAK RP RP -4 72 6 2 3.06 1.16 80
Tanner Roark CIN SP SP -4 184 8 0 4.31 1.31 151
Gio Gonzalez NYY SP SP -4 134 9 0 4.11 1.38 116
Ivan Nova CHW SP SP -4 186 10 0 4.22 1.27 126
Ryne Stanek TB SP SP -4 62 4 1 3.35 1.17 78
Seung Hwan Oh COL RP RP -4 62 5 4 3.45 1.27 67
Christian Vazquez BOS C C -4 377 41 6 44 7 0.263
Tucker Barnhart CIN C C/1B -4 455 50 13 58 2 0.254
Josh Phegley OAK C C -4 411 42 13 44 1 0.233
Jay Bruce SEA 1B/OF 1B/OF -4 542 51 24 58 2 0.233
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS -4 542 65 15 70 4 0.255
Carl Edwards Jr. CHC RP RP -4 64 5 2 3.23 1.28 83
Christin Stewart DET OF OF -4 354 48 17 42 0 0.257
Framber Valdez HOU SP SP -4 86 7 0 3.44 1.31 83
Domingo German NYY SP SP -4 79 5 0 3.66 1.34 87
Jonathan Loaisiga NYY SP SP -4 77 4 0 4.23 1.31 87
Mike Montgomery CHC SP SP -4 98 7 1 4.08 1.36 68
Manuel Margot SD OF OF -4 441 46 14 44 9 0.267
Franmil Reyes SD OF OF -4 341 41 18 49 2 0.257
Grayson Greiner DET C C -4 412 43 14 47 0 0.241
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -4 542 64 13 68 5 0.243
Lewis Brinson MIA OF OF -4 456 44 15 52 8 0.229
Nate Karns BAL SP SP -4 67 5 0 3.45 1.19 73
Austin Hays BAL OF OF -4 424 51 18 57 4 0.251
Jose Martinez STL 1B/OF 1B/OF -4 289 48 13 51 2 0.313
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR 2B/SS 2B/SS -4 341 45 13 47 2 0.272
Mac Williamson SF OF OF -4 478 58 21 61 2 0.232
Darren O’Day ATL RP RP -4 42 3 5 3.41 1.12 50
Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF OF -4 391 41 18 49 5 0.231
Russell Martin LAD C/3B C/3B -4 387 36 15 44 0 0.209
Drew Smyly TEX SP SP -4 154 7 0 4.28 1.25 134
Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 1B -4 408 54 19 61 3 0.259
Sean Reid-Foley TOR SP SP -4 74 5 0 4.41 1.39 89
Billy McKinney TOR OF OF -5 402 54 19 31 2 0.228
Brad Peacock HOU SP SP -5 74 6 1 3.67 1.18 101
Keston Hiura MIL 2B 2B -5 212 30 8 24 3 0.274
Franchy Cordero SD OF OF -5 241 34 10 32 8 0.228
Miguel Sano MIN 3B 1B/3B -5 387 41 22 51 0 0.226
Austin Hedges SD C C -5 289 34 12 35 2 0.228
Nate Jones CHW RP RP -5 64 4 4 3.56 1.32 67
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP -5 113 6 0 4.28 1.42 105
Max Fried ATL SP SP -5 71 4 0 3.91 1.40 84
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF -5 288 34 16 42 3 0.238
Austin Barnes LAD C C/2B -5 303 33 7 31 7 0.246
Alex Reyes STL SP SP -5 75 6 0 3.34 1.19 86
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 2B/OF -5 265 35 12 37 2 0.264
Jesus Luzardo OAK SP SP -5 37 2 0 3.16 1.12 44
Jake Cave MIN OF OF -5 276 31 14 38 2 0.259
Adam Jones ARI OF OF -5 324 46 15 48 3 0.278
J.D. Davis NYM 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF -5 233 26 11 30 1 0.238
John Hicks DET C/1B C/1B -5 323 39 10 42 0 0.253
Richard Rodriguez PIT RP RP -5 67 5 2 2.77 1.05 84
Nick Markakis ATL OF OF -5 605 71 10 68 1 0.277
Matthew Boyd DET SP SP -5 182 8 0 4.44 1.20 167
Avisail Garcia TB OF OF -5 478 72 20 79 3 0.257
Tyler Flowers ATL C C -5 308 35 10 38 0 0.231
Adam Eaton WSH OF OF -5 437 69 6 31 8 0.293
Adam Frazier PIT 2B/OF 2B/OF -5 554 61 12 41 6 0.278
Kurt Suzuki WSH C C -5 267 32 9 38 0 0.262
Jose Urena MIA SP SP -5 178 8 0 4.04 1.22 131
Victor Caratini CHC C/1B C/1B -5 286 29 7 36 1 0.269
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -5 423 55 12 31 14 0.245
Jaime Barria LAA SP SP -5 158 8 0 4.39 1.34 118
Mitch Garver MIN C C/1B -5 321 31 9 40 0 0.259
Pedro Baez LAD RP RP -5 63 5 1 2.94 1.20 66
Dylan Bundy BAL SP SP -5 169 9 0 4.56 1.37 178
Hector Rondon HOU SP SP -5 55 5 4 3.02 1.27 59
Adam Cimber CLE RP RP -6 70 5 3 4.09 1.29 59
Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP -6 164 7 0 4.44 1.34 125
Luis Urias SD 2B 2B -6 232 45 7 34 5 0.279
Tony Watson SF RP RP -6 64 5 3 2.71 1.06 66
Drew Pomeranz SF SP SP -6 164 8 0 4.32 1.41 151
Adam Engel CHW OF OF -6 446 51 7 38 20 0.221
Max Kepler MIN OF OF -6 502 62 22 71 5 0.232
Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF -6 519 56 19 64 5 0.221
Clay Buchholz TOR SP SP -6 112 7 0 4.13 1.37 86
Jake Odorizzi MIN SP SP -6 179 7 0 4.41 1.37 161
Brett Gardner NYY OF OF -6 476 81 10 39 14 0.238
Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF -6 261 32 11 38 1 0.271
Tommy Hunter PHI RP RP -6 67 5 4 4.09 1.27 57
Matt Duffy TB 3B 3B -6 466 48 6 52 10 0.281
Wily Peralta KC RP RP -6 57 1 4 4.17 1.41 55
Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF 3B/OF -6 581 64 13 72 3 0.256
Jorge Soler KC OF OF -6 414 52 17 63 5 0.240
Jung Ho Kang PIT 3B 3B -6 468 54 15 61 1 0.251
Leonys Martin CLE OF OF -6 422 54 16 61 9 0.247
Willians Astudillo MIN C C/3B -6 271 26 9 30 3 0.278
Chance Sisco BAL C C -6 324 33 8 38 1 0.240
Josh Reddick HOU OF OF -6 410 58 15 63 5 0.247
Tyler Naquin CLE OF OF -6 443 51 15 63 5 0.247
Aramis Garcia SF C C/1B -6 224 24 9 31 0 0.212
Adam Conley MIA RP RP -6 57 4 6 4.23 1.34 52
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF -6 379 36 6 46 14 0.278
Matt Kemp CIN OF OF -6 330 43 15 42 0 0.281
Scott Schebler CIN OF OF -6 262 31 14 26 4 0.239
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 1B -7 388 49 15 58 1 0.242
Cam Bedrosian LAA RP RP -7 62 6 4 4.13 1.36 58
Adam Duvall ATL OF 1B/OF -7 313 38 14 47 2 0.231
Blake Swihart BOS C/OF C/1B/ OF -7 221 27 4 20 7 0.252
Danny Duffy KC SP SP -7 167 7 0 4.48 1.38 154
Ryon Healy SEA 1B/3B 1B/3B -7 304 41 16 43 0 0.244
Kevin Plawecki CLE C C -7 362 37 9 45 0 0.244
Matt Adams WSH 1B 1B/OF -7 327 38 17 44 0 0.261
Brendan Rodgers COL SS SS -7 289 32 12 41 5 0.268
Matt Harvey LAA SP SP -7 149 8 0 4.54 1.33 127
Johan Camargo ATL 3B SS/3B -7 264 35 10 40 1 0.277
Brandon Drury TOR 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF -7 246 31 7 37 2 0.261
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B -7 327 36 14 44 1 0.234
Todd Frazier NYM 3B 3B -7 325 42 15 48 7 0.207
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS -7 272 34 3 19 14 0.274
Steven Duggar SF OF OF -7 487 61 6 31 16 0.231
Aledmys Diaz HOU 1B/2B/ SS/3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -7 212 21 8 34 2 0.276
Elias Diaz PIT C C -7 275 25 9 30 1 0.274
Greg Allen CLE OF OF -7 354 31 3 34 20 0.261
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF -7 302 31 12 39 2 0.241
Mark Trumbo BAL DH OF -7 322 41 18 50 0 0.238
Ervin Santana CHW SP SP -7 166 8 0 4.56 1.39 114
Delino DeShields TEX OF OF -7 312 34 2 28 22 0.229
Jesse Chavez TEX SP SP -7 72 6 3 4.09 1.30 70
Austin Dean MIA OF OF -7 514 48 14 55 4 0.268
Kolten Wong STL 2B 2B -7 302 39 9 45 6 0.255
Cory Spangenberg MIL 2B/3B 2B/3B/ OF -7 395 41 12 45 8 0.239
Ian Kinsler SD 2B 2B -7 509 61 15 41 12 0.233
Dexter Fowler STL OF OF -7 309 45 10 38 5 0.251
Lonnie Chisenhall PIT OF OF -7 377 46 12 51 2 0.272
Hernan Perez MIL 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS /3B/OF -7 307 32 6 34 16 0.262
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS -7 324 38 9 46 7 0.248
Franklin Barreto OAK 2B 2B -7 212 24 8 21 6 0.226
Joe Panik SF 2B 2B -7 434 53 10 48 5 0.262
Steve Pearce BOS 1B 1B/OF -7 345 30 12 38 0 0.277
Kaleb Cowart LAA 3B 2B/3B -7 289 31 7 41 10 0.208
Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B -7 208 31 9 46 2 0.255
Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF 1B/OF -7 306 41 14 48 2 0.255
Jonathan Lucroy LAA C C -7 423 38 5 41 1 0.232
Austin Slater SF 1B/OF 1B/OF -7 215 25 8 34 5 0.241
Martin Maldonado KC C C -7 386 38 7 43 1 0.213
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX C/2B/ 3B C/2B/ 3B -7 391 37 5 32 7 0.265
Yandy Diaz TB 3B 1B/3B -7 324 31 12 38 2 0.282
Chris Owings KC 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF -7 297 31 5 36 15 0.266
Hunter Dozier KC 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF -7 534 51 14 57 4 0.217
Scott Kingery PHI SS SS/3B/ OF -7 262 24 5 20 9 0.233
Dinelson Lamet SD SP SP -7 64 4 0 3.97 1.34 72
Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP -8 81 2 0 4.19 1.40 65
Danny Salazar CLE SP SP -8 87 5 0 3.78 1.31 111
Ryan McMahon COL 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -8 289 29 12 38 1 0.249
Steve Wilkerson BAL 2B 2B/3B -8 510 61 12 51 7 0.213
Fernando Romero MIN SP SP -8 85 4 0 4.37 1.41 77
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS/3B -8 479 49 10 55 8 0.217
Chad Pinder OAK 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF -8 303 38 14 41 0 0.261
Colin Moran PIT 2B/3B 2B/3B -8 317 37 9 41 0 0.265
Patrick Wisdom TEX 3B 3B -8 157 19 7 21 2 0.228
Nick Delmonico CHW OF 1B/OF -8 341 39 15 45 2 0.234
Junior Guerra MIL RP RP -8 106 7 0 4.12 1.34 109
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B -8 304 41 6 43 4 0.263
Andrew Chafin ARI RP RP -8 54 2 3 3.12 1.32 58
Eric Thames MIL 1B/OF 1B/OF -8 276 31 18 44 4 0.235
Felix Hernandez SEA SP SP -8 141 7 0 4.41 1.37 112
J.T. Riddle MIA SS SS -8 454 46 11 52 3 0.237
Clint Frazier NYY OF OF -8 202 26 8 31 5 0.238
Jared Hughes CIN RP RP -8 69 4 4 3.87 1.29 54
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF -8 158 15 6 28 2 0.245
Jedd Gyorko STL 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -8 288 28 12 32 2 0.257
Dustin Fowler OAK OF OF -8 278 24 9 29 12 0.264
Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP -8 141 7 0 4.43 1.33 118
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF -8 208 32 10 38 4 0.266
Addison Russell CHC 2B/SS 2B/SS -8 334 36 10 39 3 0.244
Alex Verdugo LAD OF OF -8 154 18 3 14 2 0.271
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -8 119 6 0 4.24 1.38 94
Victor Victor Mesa MIA OF OF -8 267 34 2 21 15 0.281
Eduardo Nunez BOS 2B/3B 2B/3B -8 255 38 5 31 8 0.271
Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP -8 102 5 0 4.65 1.41 87
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP -9
Yairo Munoz STL 2B/SS/ 3B/ 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -9 275 33 7 31 6 0.281
Adalberto Mejia MIN RP RP -9 127 6 0 4.09 1.29 81
Daz Cameron DET OF OF -9 197 22 3 19 8 0.255
Tayron Guerrero MIA RP RP -9 64 1 3 3.93 1.35 71
Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B -9 423 41 19 46 2 0.191
JaCoby Jones DET OF OF -9 378 43 10 31 12 0.211
Alex Cobb BAL SP SP -9 178 6 0 4.61 1.39 127
Derek Holland SF RP RP -9 166 7 0 4.34 1.37 138
Nick Martini OAK OF OF -9 303 34 4 22 4 0.261
Jordan Luplow CLE OF OF -9 343 31 12 28 4 0.258
Juan Nicasio PHI RP RP -9 71 5 2 3.78 1.31 69
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -9 422 51 10 48 2 0.262
Troy Tulowitzki NYY SS SS -9 228 28 9 28 0 0.258
Alex Gordon KC OF OF -9 515 54 14 57 10 0.240
Jordy Mercer DET SS SS -9 464 46 7 51 3 0.241
Albert Almora Jr. CHC OF OF -9 347 37 3 21 2 0.291
Erik Gonzalez PIT 2B/SS/ 3B 1B/2B/ SS/3B -9 404 41 6 47 4 0.244
Mikie Mahtook DET OF OF -9 414 41 16 48 5 0.223
Keon Broxton NYM OF OF -9 283 27 9 32 15 0.218
Juan Lagares NYM OF OF -9 254 34 6 25 9 0.264
Ben Gamel MIL OF OF -9 224 26 5 24 4 0.277
Kyle Barraclough WSH RP RP -9 62 4 4 4.33 1.31 67
Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF -9 218 21 6 27 11 0.217
Kevin McCarthy KC RP RP -9 70 5 4 4.42 1.38 51
Chris Shaw SF OF OF -9 278 33 11 38 0 0.241
Jarrod Dyson ARI OF OF -9 317 27 1 17 21 0.242
D.J. Stewart BAL OF OF -9 323 39 14 44 7 0.252
Jon Jay CHW OF OF -9 346 42 2 28 6 0.271
Magneuris Sierra MIA OF OF -9 205 24 1 21 12 0.246
James McCann CHW C C -9 264 21 6 31 0 0.231
Manny Pina MIL C C -9 208 26 7 27 3 0.254
Jason Castro MIN C C -9 381 38 7 41 2 0.215
Sandy Leon BOS C C -9 256 31 6 28 1 0.217
Martin Perez MIN SP SP -9
Tony Wolters COL C C -9 234 28 4 24 2 0.231
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice, very nice. Now we’re armed and ready.

    How will this sexual assault charge affect Salazar’s…
    A. playing time?

    B. ADP /Ranking

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Tigres says:
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      No charges filed, per MLB.com report from yesterday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Looks like he’s getting off…again…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ZING!!…again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tadow!

  2. Baggiejohn says:
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    Thanks so much for this. It really does bring a little light into the grim, long winter nights.

    As a close personal friend of Queen Elizabeth (well, she lived down the road from me until recently) I don’t think it’s too presumptious of me to say … for services on behalf of fantasy gamers everywhere … and for promoting the noble ‘tache …

    Arise SIR Grey of USA !

    Which makes the cougar a Lady! Lady Grey ? Hmm, sounds familiar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baggiejohn: Ha! Can I get the noble title being from the Jersey of New?

  3. Csifu says:
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    There’s a mistake in Ryu’s projections. Saves should be 0, saves->ERA, ERA->WHIP, WHIP->K (probably).

    Thanks for the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Csifu: Oops, thanks for the heads up, it’ll get fixed shortly

  4. Dr JAM says:
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    I’m new this year to the site
    Love it
    Been winning my league without this site, they are in trouble now.
    Can you send me a link to explain how to use the $ column, what it means?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr JAM: $ is for auction leagues

      • DR JAM says:
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        @Grey:

        I am slow, but I knew that.
        How do the values get negative? these seem low. You have an article about how those values fit into strategy

  5. PB&J says:
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    good good shtuff, Grey.

    Is there a trick to sort the list by CI or MI easily? Sorting like that would be helpful for the Hittertron, also.

      • PB&J says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!
        In case anyone is interested, type “1b|3b” for CI and “2b|ss” for MI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, knew it was something like that…

  6. the swinging says:
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    I feel like not drafting a ss until the last round. Idk who to draft or where, and feel good about it.

    • Blue says:
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      @the swinging: I dunno if I’d go that far, but the position is so flat I can see punting to the mid rounds easy.

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: who r u thinking of landing at ss and where? Or is it that irrelevant u just take whoever falls late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went over shortstops in the top 20 SS post

          • the swinging says:
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            @Grey: I know I read it. Anyone growing on you? U have a must have guy at ss?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like Santana

              • ashtray says:
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                @Grey: Even with that .400 BABIP from last year? Dude’s plate discipline is kind of shaky, too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah a bit

          • the swinging says:
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            @Grey: I guess what I’m asking is about the SS tier u like to draft from.

            The tier is very big and starts with bogaerts and ends with owings

            Bogaerts is 80 somthing on the big board and owings is 170 somthing. So u like waiting for the back end of that tier? I’m confused because of how far apart they are on the overall list but are considered in the same tier at SS.

            Thank you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you read my top 20 SS you know who I like

              • the swinging says:
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                @Grey: u list a tier u say is ur fav to draft from, but it’s huge and there’s a lot of room from… nevermind

  7. MattTruss

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    Most wonderful day of the year! Thanks for doin what you do Grey. Eases the pain of 4 feet of snow I’ve gotten over the past two weeks.

    One inconsistency question for ya. You’ve got David Hale ranked at 393 here. In the top 100 starters, Mike Foltynewicz is in that spot in the rankings with that same stat line. Gotta think it’s Folty there over Hale in Coors…correct? Folty is one of the few things I’m excited for watching the Braves this year. Fol-ten-eh-vich….got it!

    • Cram It says:
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      @MattTruss: The Braves are trying to corner the market on Eastern Euros. Where’s the Joey Terdoslavich sleeper post?!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        @Cram It: Ha, no kidding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss: Oops, I was thinking Folty and wrote Hale, I’ll fix it shortly

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: some of us deep leaguers got very screwed by that hale trade to COL. he was projected as starter at ATL (before folty trade)

  8. Cardfan says:
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    I like your hitter tiers and pitcher tiers. Anyway we can get this in a AL and NL Only format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cardfan: I don’t put them together, a fan of the site does…

  9. Cram It says:
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    Ah, thanks for the “Tiers” links. That’s the kind of list I like! You spelled Todd Frazier incorrectly, though I’m not one to quibble over tiny little spelling mistakes that may or may not drive me to scratch my left ear lobe until it bleeds. Nope, not this guy.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Cram It: Leave your ear alone before I Ed Norton curb stomp your whole family!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Wake Up: Well that’s…that’s just….mean, Wake.

        • Wake Up says:
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      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Wake Up:

        That nice guy from The Honeymooners? I don’t remember that episode. Talk about “bang…zoom…”

        • Cram It says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: You don’t remember the curbstomping episode? It was the same one that Alice and Trixie got caught lezzing out on a bed of cocaine in. Hence the ensuing curbstomping spree by Ed. Naturally.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Cram It: @GhostTownSteve:
          Am I the only one who remembers Larry David’s Honeymooners-inspired-garbage can-banging musical?

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Wake Up: i wish i had even heard of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I don’t do the Tiers, someone else does, but I can see if they can fix the spelling

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I really don’t care about spelling, Grey. Just fucking around. I’m not Costarican…whatever that commenters name is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can fix it I think later…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fixed

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Cram It: he disappeared after not being quite against the Hitler rap from Whitest Kids You Know, off to fix the spelling errors of other comedy troupes that don’t make fun of famous racist dictators. or possibly other fantasy baseball message board wanders?

          • The Harrow says:
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            @The Harrow: that should read, “being quite against” not it’s opposite.

  10. Wake Up says:
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    Thanks again for all the hard work. You are the wind beneath my wings…which are going through an awful molt at present. You are the cool breeze that blows…well, you get it…
    Reese and I have our Hole Camels packed with ricotta cheese and we are ready for our six month trek…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Woot woot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Isn’t woot spelled with zeroes?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            that’s n00b you’re thinking of

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But boob is with oh’s?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Yes, but this kind of ‘oh’:

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is that Jesse Plemons?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I think it’s the puppet version of Matt Damon from Team America, actually.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No, fo’reallies… It looks like Plemons, but I can’t place the scene

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      hahaha, it’s Office Space and it’s not Plemons. Swearzies.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh shizz, it’s that guy! You get your room yet for Arizona?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haven’t; we three amigos (JFOH, BM and I) need to get together on that soon.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Stay at our place!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hotel, that is…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m open to staying with you two…you guys already have the room?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I sent you the email, no?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I got the email about where you were staying, I didn’t know if you had booked fully or not.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh yeah, it’s booked

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Like Tom Hanks in Big ‘I get to be on top!’

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Those aren’t pillows

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      If we have a bathtub, I’ll just ask for some extra blankets!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think I got the room with just a sink

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Draw straws?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Just you just send me an e-vite?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t Evite anyone else, mom says party’s closed.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Not if it’s when you’re making an OTI train sound effect…if you’re talking 13yo girl texting, I have no idea…and I’ll pretend that you didn’t know too…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have no idea!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: see above…you were asking the wrong dude…he prolly has a woot woot noob pic all lined up!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He has a viral pic ready to go for this convo

              • J_FOH says:
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                @Grey: and now he wont post that pic because you talked about that pic, Sky is spiteful like that

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why is that? Let’s analyze!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I’m looking forward to this breakdown.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Me too!

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Must. Resist. Urge…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t. Resist. Ever.

  11. PK says:
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    Thanks, Grey! This puts a bow on the present that is your rankings. I’ve enjoyed reading your thoughts, and appreciate all the mileage your fingers have endured typing everything out. Yay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: No problem

  12. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Greys king, and they know it
    When he snap my fingers everybody says show it
    Greys hot
    and your not
    But if you wanna hang with him he’ll give it one shot
    Top that, top that
    You can give all that you can, but you will never top that!
    You can dream until you’re blue but you can never top that
    huh huh

  13. Tony Two Bags says:
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    Yesterday you said, “You should leave the top 100 with a 1st baseman, 3rd baseman, corner man, middle infielder, starter and two outfielders. ”

    If we’re talking auction draft, how much of a $260 budget would you put toward that chunk?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Tony Two Bags:

      Somewhere between 140 and 170 depending on if you lean towards a deep, low risk profile or more of a stars and scrubs approach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony Two Bags: I’ll go over auction strategy… You should do around $90 on pitching

    • And Now the John Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Tony Two Bags: that’s a sweet drug dealin’ name, but when you get pulled over, don’t tell cops it’s your name (wink wink)

  14. Nico says:
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    Grey. I sold my soul to the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, and as a result, my fantasy baseball skills are forever prosperous. I think it happened like that. Either that or it was that time we met on Halloween and you were wearing a devil costume… I passed out on a couch and woke up with Razzball.com sharpied (not the dog) on my forehead. Luckily, someone (you) wrote it backwards, so I could read it the next morning in the mirror. Next thing you know, I’m winning fantasy baseball leagues. So, in summary, I’m forever indebted to you. I might be able to find some free time to update the War Room Download. Let me poke around and check out the Excel mechanisms. Also, I wrote a Haiku about updating the War Room:

    There’s much to do, but
    The work is already done.
    Worksheets are my jam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: You know someone emailed the War Room after I posted this, so I might have it, maybe you could help people when I post it though, yeah?

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Sure thing. If something changes on the War Room, let me know.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You were writing for Draft Kings last year, right?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            He wasn’t

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did Nico not write for the site?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                He did, I know he wrote football; I don’t think he did any baseball.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could’ve sworn I made him a user somewhere… Okay, I’ll wait for him to respond… So, how’s things?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    These things are good but those things…they could use some work. What about your things?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Same, same…Surprisingly, we have those things in common

                  • Nico says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! Go home Grey, you’re drunk! I did the Streamers for Football and did a War Room Download over there as well. Why the Fug is my avatar always messed up here?!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You wanna just post the War Room here, so questions can go directly to you? I have it, but i don’t know how it works so I’m useless with questions regarding it

                    • And Now the John Lovitz Dancers! says:
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                      @Nico: i remember you.

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Apparently, we’re out of Reply space. I can post as long as it’s done already. If not, I’ll need a day or two to make sure everything works with the one I started updating. You can email me at [email protected] if it makes things easier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m going to email you now… Thanks!

  15. CH Smoot says:
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    I would have guessed Ken Giles would have cracked this list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CH Smoot: Yeah, he could’ve… He definitely will if Paps is traded

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @CH Smoot: if this list was for holds leagues he would’ve anyway

  16. BigDeal says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a dynasty league where closers are overvalued and even decent ones go for $15-25. With work and early sleep schedule, it can be difficult to beat everyone to the waiver wire.

    So I’m looking to draft a couple cheap RPs with high-upside and high chance of being a closer, and keep them for a few (2-3) years. How do you feel about Sergio Romo (regaining job due to higher K rate than Casilla?) and Sean DooLittle (returning soon and normal from injury?)?

    Who else would you recommend? Giles, Boxberger, and Soria are already taken. Watson/Walden?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigDeal: I don’t trust Doolittle or Romo… I’d recommend guys on this list

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @BigDeal: after guys on list Walden could be option, matheny would have to be str up stupid to keep rosey in there if he starts off repeating last year’s walk rate (which was i think the worst ever for a guy with that many saves)

  17. Jef with 1 f says:
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    Alright my man…here’s the deal…in my dynasty I can move miggy for J.up and the number one overall pick in a two round draft….who I would take Tomas with…so would you move miggy for Upton and Tomas…I’m leaning yes

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: *where I would take tomas

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Jef with 1 f: upton for miggy in a dynasty is arguably better for you alone.

  18. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Wow, Ryu is going to have a pretty wild season with those projections! haha

    Thanks for the rankings. Always love this time of the year!

  19. GhostTownSteve says:
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    So I’m going to blow all my auction dollars on pitching this year I’m going to need some cheap offense. Here’s a team (sans catchers) of guys you like inside 200 that NFBC currently has going outside 200. Your ranking followed by NFBC ADP and what I think they’ll fetch at auction

    1b-Vargas 168, 260, $4
    2b-Schoop 157, 342, $1
    ss-J. Ramirez, 177, 354 $1
    3b-Castellanos, 172, 246 $5
    CI-Headley, 155, 220, $6
    MI-Gennett, 175, 268, $3
    OF1-K. Davis, 135, 202, $7
    OF2-Arcia, 150, 222 $6
    OF3-Souza, 166, 277 $3
    OF4-Saunders, 132, 304, $1
    OF5-Dom. Brown, 206, 320 $1
    Util-Gyorko, 116, 223, $5

    So that’s a $46 offense assuming two $1 catchers, freeing me up to spend up to $216 on pitching. Should have a nice staff. Actually if you go in there and replace Castellanos with say Arenado (20,60,$20), Headley with Bogaerts (81, 157, $10) and Dom. Brown with Myers (82,151, $10) you’d add $34 in salary so that would give you an $80 dollar offense that looked like this:

    Chirinos
    Salty
    Vargas
    Schoop
    Aranado
    Bogarets
    Gennett
    K. Davis
    Arcia
    Souza
    Saunders
    Myers
    Gyorko

    And $20 per pitcher to spend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I like all of those hitters to varying degrees… I think they have major risk attached though

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        So does Miguel Cabrera…

        I think my point is that there’s some cheap hitting that isn’t that far away from the expensive hitting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, and you grabbed guys that I wrote sleeper posts on so you know I like them… But the difference between Schoop and Pedroia is more than name value (for one example)…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: height?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not especially

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              At least I don’t think… I think Schoop’s tiny (I could be wrong)

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Schoop is a beast, dude. He’s like 6’1″ 220. I think I remember seeing that his avg HR distance and FB distance were solid.

                Yes there’s a difference between Pedroia and Schoop, but c’mon…Pedroia doesn’t have risk? You’re the king of Pedroia has risk. Pedroia is going to cost you $15 bucks. Schoop is going to cost $1.

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, I forgot what he looked like size-wise… His bombs do ring a bell though…. Pedroia has risk, definitely does, but I’m just saying there’s a reason why there’s a difference in price… Don’t get me wrong (and prolly why that was a horrid example), I’m not drafting Pedroia, but one guy is slotted into the top 3 of a great lineup and one guy is batting in the bottom third until he can hit his way out of there…

    • TheTinDoor says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Why?
      Best case scenario is that you hit on all your pitchers and get 60 points from pitching. But you’ll be far ahead of everyone in most categories, which is wasted value. Meanwhile you have to hope you ALSO hit on all your hitters, or you’ll be so far behind in those categories, you’re toast.

      If the best case is a bunch of extra stats that don’t lead to more points….yeah, not a fan.

      • TheTinDoor says:
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        @TheTinDoor: Don’t mean to sound so negative. You can/should target cheap hitters, but I’d be inclined to use that value to spend more on top tier hitters. Or even a Kershaw/Sale/Felix uber-ace, if you’re inclined to spend more on pitching than others. But don’t go crazy.

    • Mike says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Why would you do that. Grey has always went after hitting first, because there is so much pitching available.

  20. Hawk says:
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    10 team, 5×5 Keeper league question.

    Matt Kemp +
    (Arrieta or Ventura or Alex Wood or Tanaka) +
    (Archie Bradley or Taijuan Walker)

    for

    Corey Dickerson +
    (Dee Gordon or Manny Machado)

    I have a lot of power so a guy like Gordon really fits well.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Dickerson, Gordon

  21. chrisL says:
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    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley, Cano, Frazier, Hanley, Rizzo

  22. S.H says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bats

  23. Will says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many pitching slots?

  24. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    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 says:
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      @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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll be going over draft strategy in the coming weeks… If you go over the top 20 lists, you’ll see the guys I want

  25. @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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Good question, it’s a fine line between the two… Maybe I’ll write a post on that… Short answer is players’ primes are in their mid-20s, so you have to go young-ish

      • @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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Yeah, I have multiple leagues, so I try to diversify, for better or worse

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

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

    • Grey

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      Sounds decent

  27. Corey says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As late into the spring as possible

    • Cram It says:
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      @Corey: Always as closest to opening day as possible.

      • Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho says:
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        @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”

  28. Bodacious Taters says:
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    Izturis have any value this year ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Bodacious Taters: in 30 team leagues where any at bats do.

  29. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Tulo for Bogaerts and Gerritt Cole in a medium-sized keep forever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

  30. the swinging says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid core of guys… Could be better, but could be worse too

  31. M says:
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    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A is much better… B’s a bit of a mess

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i was going to say its not close…A is the better team.

      • M says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Your rankings are my Bible…thanks for all your work homeboy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries, F

  33. Chase says:
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    Why is Henderson Alvarez in the 400s Grey?

  34. Fastpitch says:
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    V. Mart to have surgery on his knee. Detroit news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s too bad

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fastpitch: projected time 4-8 (which seems light to me)

  35. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, closers will change from now until April… Broxton is a flippin’ mess and I think the Brewers realize this

      • J_FOH says:
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        @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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re sure that was Matt Stairs and not John Kruk?

          • J_FOH says:
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            @Grey: fat out of shape and launched that ball out of Dodger stadium like he was playing at Coors

            http://i54.tinypic.com/258ndpu.gif

            too bad they don’t show how far that thing went, its probably best to not…for the children’s sake

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that Broxton pitching to Stairs at a site called tinypic? That’s ironic

              • J_FOH says:
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                @Grey: its in the land of carnival mirrors and lady beer goggles

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And fun house mirrors

                  • J_FOH says:
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                    @Grey: thats what I meant when i said carnival mirrors…but you knew that and you know that my on the contrary post can begin with the release of the 400.

                    MMUUUUAAAAHHHAAAHHHAAA

                    Tupps McHate!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn Tuppy!

                  • J_FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll be gentle and ridiculous.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I appreciate it

                  • J_FOH says:
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                    @Grey: think of it like a roast but with boobs in your face

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sounds wonderful!

                  • J_FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I like to soften the blow

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Appreciate!

    • J_FOH says:
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      @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

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

        • J_FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: fair enough, so would he be a kill or a marry? i have no idea how to integrate those terms without being questioned for a crime or being judged for wanting to marry a dude….not that there is anything wrong with that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj3VphK9AMk

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @J_FOH: Neither for me. He’s a donkeycorn.

        • birrrdy! says:
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          @Big Magoo: Bring back Donkeycorn!!!

          • J_FOH says:
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            @birrrdy!: let smokey know

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @birrrdy!: It never left for me

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @J_FOH: Sincerely,
        Sparky Anklebiter

      • And Now the John Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @J_FOH: even if somebody didn’t know,the sheer volume of ain’t Smokey’s terms would suffice.

  36. Jay says:
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    Drop vmart in the rankings? Knee surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s already low in my rankings, too bad others may not draft him now

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @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)

  37. fromagemacabre says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I projected each pitcher on their own… If there’s more 9+ k/9, that’s the way it came out, wasn’t my goal…

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @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)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  39. darkness says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He improved last year and can continue to improve… He doesn’t come without some risk…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @darkness: want to see something worse, look up blackman’s.

  40. Dennis says:
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    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kluber, Cole and Carrasco

      • Dennis says:
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        @Grey: Was leaning that way…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Ra'ball al Ghul says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I wish he waited until April to tear it so I could’ve written an overrated post on him

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s ranked where I would take him as of right now

  43. GhostTownSteve says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those pitchers are better than some of the guys you mention… I’m not touching Martinez, Braun, Kemp, Brantley, Freeman where they’re going but that’s quibbling… Why I’m taking hitters, and I’ll find ones in the top 30 is because I can take pitchers later… I think your hitter exercise fails to point out there’s a ton of pitchers later…

  44. GhostTownSteve says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley and Blackmon have other differences beyond the numbers… I’m not drafting Brantley either… Kluber and Shoemaker is a huge difference… But Kluber’s going in the 2nd round, you’re not getting him…

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  45. GhostTownSteve says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right, but Beltre has done it for ten years and Sandoval for one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here’s a real world example… Last year I got Kluber around 200 overall in Friends and Family… This would be the best I could hope for in the new world order of abundant pitching… Unfortunately, I had Prince, Gyorko, Zimmerman and Wieters so it didn’t matter… There were decent pitchers on waivers in this 15 team league, but there was no Prince or others replacement…

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @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.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Cron, Jones, Chisen, Plouffes kill your team… Yeah, I could’ve had Kershaw instead of Princed, but then my pitching would’ve been superlative crazy and where would I be? Trading pitching in a league where no one will trade for pitching because it’s so abundant?

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            How did you finish in pitching in that league?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I had Teheran and Cobb, did totally fine… Hurt on saves, but my offense was a shizzshow…

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @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.

                • Grey

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                  Offense wasn’t safe in that draft, that’s for sure… I hear ya, I think there’s something to what you’re saying, but it’s not meshing with everything I know… I do understand the idea that if pitchers are safer, than draft pitchers… It just doesn’t jive with there’s pitchers in the 15th round, just take them…

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @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 says:
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                      @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 says:
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                      @GhostTownSteve:

                      See below bottom of the comments starting new thread.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks! Yeah, it’s possible, I’m just saying you look at all the Matt Dominguez types late and you (me) want(s) a hitter way before that…

  46. Mostsuckass says:
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    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 says:
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      @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!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just don’t take him when you should take someone else…

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

        • Grey

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          Yup

  47. GhostTownSteve says:
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    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.

    • Grey

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      I think you can win with that team… Del Dalton did something similar last year in Friends and Family and competed until the end (did better than me)… But on the other hand, Pinaowski did win (or maybe came in 2nd) and didn’t draft any starters…Not one. He won saves, ratios and all hitting categories… Goes back to you can do a lot of different things, and win… The key to me is what “feels” the safest… Abreu, Upton, Puig, Lester, Cobb, Zimmermann feel safer than Arenado, Pence, Ortiz and those SPs….

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @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.

        • Grey

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          I had Alex Wood, Kluber, Teheran, Cobb… More than fine, on starters…. I couldn’t have went more wrong with offense… I forgot Wil Myers too… I had a 15 out of 15 ERA, 11 in WHIP and 8.5 Ks (partly due to poor relievers)… Pianoski drafted Miggy, Pedroia, Choo, Aroldis with the first four picks…Then about 7 closers and no SPs…

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @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.

            • Grey

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              He nailed Nelson Cruz (12th) and Donaldson (8th) and a few others… (Oh, and his 5th pick was Mauer — yikes)

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm.

                • Grey

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                  Hehe, yup

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @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)

  48. RipRock says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney, Carrasco

      • RipRock says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for your input

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. UL's Toothpick says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! No problem

  50. the swinging says:
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    Grey, in general where do u look to for ur first closer?

    • Grey

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      120 ish

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

  51. David Bowies Nephnew says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s other things happening there than just stats…

      • David Bowies Nephnew says:
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        Really? You don’t use an equation ……lets say after the top 130over all or so?

        Coo.

  52. GhostTownSteve says:
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    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 says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

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

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        @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.

        • Grey

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          But all you need is pitchers, you don’t need positions…

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @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 says:
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              @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.

              • Grey

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                Ian Kennedy’s a good example… Everyone knows what he’s going to do, basically what he did last year and he’s still not draft until around 175 overall…

                • GhostTownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Irrelevant.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha, totally… After I wrote it I was thinking that… But you’re turning your pitching to 13 when all you need is 12…

                    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                      @Grey:”but this one goes to 11″

                    • Grey

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                      Ha!

            • Grey

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              There’s prolly two to one for arms that come out of nowhere compared to bats… Maybe three to one… Even the bats that sorta come out nowhere like Brantley and Abreu were fairly obvious… I had Abreu ranked in the top 60 overall… That’s not out nowhere… That’s a 5th round pick…

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @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.

                • Grey

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                  I bet I can draft no pitchers before the 5th round and get a pitching staff that produces a 55 out of 60 points… Of course, I just jinxed myself but I’ve done it for five years straight now…

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                    @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.

                    • Grey

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                      So why stop at one top pitcher? Why not take, say, Scherzer and Price?

                    • GhostTownSteve says:
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                      @GhostTownSteve:

                      I’m saying take Scherzer and Price.

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @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.

                    • Grey

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                      That does conflate things… Hey, this is conflategate!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @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 says:
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                    @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?

                    • Grey

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                      You also not dumping top pitching either…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @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 says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: i’m guessing that’s where sonic youth’s kill yr idols came from then.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: oh man, that’s a good way to start a post. so she said and on and on

  53. David Bowies Nephnew says:
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    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.

  54. David Bowies Nephnew says:
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    Waaa?

  55. David Bowies Nephnew says:
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    Im late to this…

    • Hoosier Daddy says:
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      @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.

  56. PhatBoy71 says:
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    APrice for Arrenado……STD h2h league……thanks Grey !

    • Grey

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      Arenado

    • PhatBoy71 says:
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      @PhatBoy71: meant Altuve

  57. Lightblack says:
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    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.

  58. Lightblack says:
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    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.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, completely

  59. J-FOH says:
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    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.

    • Grey

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      Good luck!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I got EE with the 9th pick

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

  60. J-FOH says:
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    I tweeted this to ralph because he was mumbling about snow, so I found this great parody

  61. MarkFelt says:
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    You closed comments on this article (https://razzball.com/head-head-fantasy-baseball-strategy/) about a year ago… but I just wanted to say I disagree with every single one of your “strategies” except for “avoid guys that are prone to nagging injuries” — which was your #1 head to head “strategy” in the whole world.

    You mailed this one in.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MarkFelt: timely

    • Lightblack says:
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      @MarkFelt:

      Let’s Play a game. Mark Felt_____? This could be fun. I’ll go first.

      Mark Felt the urge to be a huge dickhead a year too late. Who wants to go next?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @MarkFelt: is this bill james guy’s dumber brother who has a weird short of selective time machine (or did you just store up this great insight (only really being partly facetious here, since insight or not, why wait so long on yr massive trump card here?)

  62. Natty Boh says:
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    Loved the Pitcher/Hitter debate.

  63. Cram It says:
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    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…

  64. Micel Peron says:
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    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

  65. JB says:
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    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

    • Grey

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      No problem, it was done by a reader, not me…

  66. tanner says:
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    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?

    • Grey

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      I’m not concerned

  67. Jonas says:
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    Grey,

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

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

  69. Jon says:
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    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!!!

  70. Al says:
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    Mike What are you expecting from Michael Cuddyer this year? Thanks, Al

  71. trout is dog says:
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    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?

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