Have you seen my handy chart for position eligibility for 2021 fantasy baseball? Yeah? Cool. This is the opposite of those guys. These hitters have no eligibility. They are Utility-Only hitters. These are not all hitters who work for your UTIL slot. These are guys who won’t work for any slot but your UTIL slot. Haven’t done this post in a while, but due to last season’s wonkiness, there was a few guys who didn’t get any position eligibility that I needed to go over, so here we are. All 2021 fantasy baseball rankings are there for all the other hitters, and Steamer’s 2021 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2021 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Pitchers. All projections included here are mine, and where I see tiers starting and stopping are included. Anyway, here’s the top 5 utility hitters for 2021 fantasy baseball:

NOTE: All 2021 fantasy baseball projections are based on a 162-game season, and will be until we hear definitively there will be less games.

NOTE II: All my rankings are currently available on Patreon for the price of a Starbucks coffee, if you get one of those extra grande frappuccino jobbers. Don’t wait for the rankings to come out over the next month, and get them all now.

NOTE III: Free agents outside the top 100 are not yet written up or projected. They are approximately ranked, obviously subject to change.

1. Yordan Alvarez – This is the first tier. This goes from here until Cruz (assuming he signs somewhere at some point). I call this tier, “Knee’r, far, wherever you are….My heart will go on.” A tier name I sing and sound identical to Celine Dion. People are saying this. They’re like, “Grey, your handsomeness is silly but then to have such beautiful dulcet tones too? C’mon, man, share your gifts with us regular Joes.” I am sharing those gifts, RJs, by singing directly into your inner monologue. By the tier name, I mean I’m worried about the knees on these guys. Was that tough to understand? As for Yordan, I did a Wikipedia googling to see if Yordan had a nickname, because he really should, but it’s not like if he had a nickname I’d ever use it, and not give him one of my own. The day I call Josh Donaldson, Bringer of Rain, will be the day you can call it a wrap on my brain. Bringer of No Brain, that would be me. Hey, Donaldson, do you make condensation? No? Then please eff off. Any hoo! I’m toying with Captain Woo Cubano for Yordan. Swish it around in your mouth, and let me know what it tastes like. The price for Yordan if we knew he was healthy? Well, just think back to last year, borderline top 25 overall. Now, he’s going around 60+ overall, so, yes, there’s an actual buying opportunity this year. That price could get some helium if he shows up at camp (if there is a camp), and looks 100% healthy. My guess, as someone who has just read WebMD, he’s going to be healthy. He looks like one of maybe three guys who could hit 50 homers easily, even in 140 games. The one drawback is the Astros would have to be especially nuts to ever play Yordan in the field, after his injury, so unlike a few of the guys in this post, he’s going in as Util-Only and unlikely to change that, except in Yahoo where they’re supposedly not changing any eligibility from 2019. That’s right, not last year, but two years ago. My biggest thought on this is Yahoo doesn’t want to pay someone to change their eligibility requirements after a 60-game season, so they’re just not changing anything in their system. Yahoo’s been running on empty for a long time now, not just their fantasy, I mean their entire company, and they are likely refusing to invest any money in their product. My guess is within five years there’s no such thing as Yahoo, fantasy or otherwise. 2021 Projections: 91/42/108/.281 in 583 ABs

2. Nelson CruzTwins re-signed him. You know they were going to, even if baseball writers were trying to push the narrative:  Cruz is holding out to see if the NL would have the DH, like 15 more teams would be competing for his services. There’s only three teams in the NL signing anyone, and those three teams have DHs if it gets implemented. Like the Marlins are gonna suddenly be like, “We can sign a DH for $18 million per year? Where do we sign up!” Or how about the Rockies who spent $50 million to trade away one of their best hitters? Hmm, no? Okay. 2021 Projections: 70/33/89/.273 in 502 ABs

3. Franmil Reyes – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until here. I call this tier, “The $54 Vending Machine Steak.” The tier name is self-explanatory if you speak nonsense. Also, that’s my nickname for Franmil. As for Reyes, already gave you my Franmil Reyes sleeper. It was written while spraying champagne on myself after successfully parallel parking into a tight spot.  2021 Projections: 84/40/96/.267 in 572 ABs

4. Giancarlo Stanton – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until Ohtani. I call this tier, “Debunking the debunking equals bunking?” This tier is guys who we all have witnessed do terrible things to our fantasy teams, but a lot of people are debunking that and pretending they are safe to draft. Well, I say HA! I am debunking their debunking, so I’m just bunking, I guess. As for Giancarlo, I saw Giancarlo’s Steamer projections of 41 homers in 138 games and I had myself a nice, sad chuckle. Followed by a long, mournful sigh. What could be, indeed. It’s like watching the first half of most M. Nightmovies. “Okay, cool, crop circles, this is rad, man, I love it—Wait, what’s with the water? Aliens came to a planet where the most plentiful thing is what kills them?” Giancarlo’s career has been one long M. Night movie, only problem is every twist ending is a season-ending injury. “Giancarlo is awesome, man. I love him. This is so cool…Wait, he’s only good if he stays healthy? This twist ending sucks!” 2021 Projections: 71/33/82/.254/2 in 461 ABs

5. J.D. Martinez – Anyone telling you that he will stop his backslide and is now reasonably priced? Well, I don’t know what to do with that information. Could he bounce back and take the career route of, say, Nelson Cruz and be good for 35+ homers every year for the next decade? Su’pose, Cap’n Know-it-All. Last year his BABIP was a career low, but that can’t just be written off as bad luck. BABIPs do drop when a player ages and doesn’t hit the ball as hard. Fenway is a good place to assuage the bad BABIP, but how much heavy lifting are hoping from The Wall. Just Dong could just as easily becoming what we’ve seen so many before him. Name in this ranking that is just one example is Khris Davis. He’s obviously a more dramatic example, but not far off as to what could happen to Just Dong. Guys like Dong start getting older and before you know it they’re hitting .240 with 30 homers and you’re like, “Couldn’t I have just drafted a Renato Nunez-type 150 picks later?” 2021 Projections: 81/31/94/.257/2 in 551 ABs

6. Shohei Ohtani – If I were the Angels, I’d do everything in my power to get Ohtani to stop pitching. I’d hire a skywriter to fly a banner saying he should hit; hire a Michael J. Fox lookalike to wake him in the middle of the night with headphones, blasting he needs to hit because it’s his ‘density,’ and take away the ball when he tries to throw it! Sadly, I think the Angels want him to pitch. Smart, they are not. Yoda, I talk like. Because of the unknown pitching and bat usage, Ohtani is one of the biggest wild cards. If he were to just hit, I’d rank him in the top 100 overall and above Nelson Cruz here. Because he could pitch, and that will either sideline part of some weeks as he recovers, or just sideline indefinitely when the very likely arm injury happens, I’d take the flyer on Ohtani, but not until pretty late. 2021 Projections: 52/20/63/.273/9 in 381 ABs

7. Miguel Cabrera – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until the end of the list. I call this tier, “Old AF.” The AF stands for “and funky.” No one uses AF to abbreviate anything else, right? As for Miggy, all I hope for him is he doesn’t do anything stupid and try to egg out one more great season by injecting anything into himself that can be detected by someone in a lab coat. Please, Miggy. We all remember you were once amazing, and one of the best ever. Just fade away gracefully. 2021 Projections: 52/16/64/.252/2 in 445 ABs

8. Edwin Encarnacion – FREE AGENT 2021 Projections:

9. Daniel Vogelbach – The Jelly Donut of Swat would be helped by the NL DH, but by how much, I ask rhetorically to a still pond on a crisp, cold day, as I ponder how frogs pee. 2021 Projections: 41/18/52/.211 in 321 ABs

10. Khris Davis – Feel like he should write a country music song titled something like, “My Baby Left Me, and My Baby’s Got My .247.” Wonder if Darius Rucker has any interest in co-writing something. Will reach out to the Grand Ole Opry helpdesk for his contact info. UPDATE: Traded to the Rangers to act as…Backup DH? The Rangers better not think of playing Khris Davis in front of Calhoun. i.e., Khris Davis better not be a, uh, Willie-block. 2021 Projections: 38/18/49/.207 in 312 ABs

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Wow, I should say that was really great ’cause the content you had to work with was really poor.

    a. So, after Alvarez on this list I’m looking elsewhere for my U.

    b. Chuckles on SuNovio’s post, I am sure it’s bitter sweet for you to see how the mighty (Giancarlo) have fallen.

    c. MLB quote of the day for February 4, 2021

    1. Rob Picciolo, born February 4, 1953

    ‘Robert Michael Picciolo Graduated Westchester High (Los Angeles), in 1971, where he played baseball and basketball and was named second baseman on All-Western League second team. Played baseball and basketball at Santa Monica City College. Was voted Santa Monicas’ MVP in 1972-73 and voted school’s Athlete of the Year in 1973. Now attends Pepperdine Univ. where he made All-West Coast Athletics Conference second team at shortstop. Signed to first contract by Phil Pote, Oakland A’s. Last year he set Southern League record for highest fielding percentage by a shortstop (.974) in one season. Was named utility infielder on league All-Star team, voted Souther League’s Best Hustler and voted Birmingham’s Most Popular Player by local fans and Co-MVP by his fellow players.’

    1976 Tucson Toros Baseball Card (1976, Card #9, Baseball Almanac Collection)

    2. Rusty Kuntz, born February 4, 1955

    ‘You never know if you’re going to get back to the big leagues again. You hope to play enough to get a hit. You hate for that to be your only call-up and not to get a hit with 10 tries and never get back up again. That’s what you fear the most.’

    ‘Anytime a manager gets fired, it’s not good. It’s not the ideal situation you want to be in, from any aspect.’

    Rusty Kuntz, Source

    3. Dan Plesac, born February 4, 1962

    ‘The person holding the ball obviously has an advantage, and I do believe that good pitching will beat good hitting. But remember, that doesn’t necessarily mean that good hitters won’t hit good pitching.’

    Dan Plesac [Post Game Press Conference, MLB Network, 2014]

    5. Laurin Pepper, died February 4, 2018

    ‘LAURIN PEPPER A right-hander who had a record of 2-8 in 44 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1954 to 1957, Hugh Laurin Pepper did most of his pitching at Hollywood and Columbus, and at Salt Lake City, where he won 13 games for the 1959 PCL champions. He recalled his first of two big league victories, ‘I beat the Cardinals 2-1 at Busch Stadium. I went the first eight innings and Vernon Law relieved me in the ninth.’

    Author Rich Marazzi in Baseball Players of the 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguers (McFarland Publishing, 11/30/2009, Laurin Pepper, Page 298)

    4. Gil Coan, died February 4, 2020

    ‘Gil Coan was the most promising rookie ever to arrive on the Washington baseball scene! Unfortunately, he was never able to realize the high expectations held for him. Joe Engel, the Senators’ chief scout who discovered so many great ballplayers declared, unequivocally, that Coan was the best of them all. To put this high praise in perspective, Goose Goslin, Sam Rice, Bucky Harris, Ossie Bluege, Joe Judge, Fred Marberry and Earl McNeely were all dispatched to the Senators on Engel’s recommendation and formed the nucleus of the Nats’ 1924 and 1925 championship teams.’

    Author C. Norman Willis in Washington Senators All-Time Greats (Xlibris Publishing, 08/31/2011, Page 272)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Hey buddy, thanks for the comment yesterday, really appreciate you

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        MP!!!

        I appreciate you more! One of these days we’ll have to go to a potato-eating contest in Ireland (you choose the event and the location). I love potatoes therefore I live Ireland.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          Lol, not even sure we have those here
          Id have to check it out and get back to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Yeah, pretty much

      B. Yeah, sadly Giancarlo is as fragile as my heart he broke

      C. Rusty Kuntz? This is a family friendly blog!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. I couldn’t resist, so I gave you a double dose of the really super philosophical Rusty!

        b. Giancarlo=Ginacarlo! Sorry, sadly. He could hit 55 HRs one year and then you would really cry.

        c. Btw, found Lupin (with Omar Sy, it’s in French) and Your Honor (Bryan Cranston as the Judge, Showtime). Both are really great!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. That’s fair, keeping ’em Kuntz’ing

          B. Yeah, he was my boo/bae

          C. Yeah, Lupin was all right

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Still trying to figure out, why its a $54 vending machine steak lmao Where did the price come from

  3. LaRockakis says:
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    “BABIP, btu” in the Just Dong ‘graph.

    I’m here if you need an editor, fam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My B

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        Grey!!!

        You mean the ‘btu’ was a typo? btu=British thermal unit=293 watts=measure of power. So BABIP btu=the power generated by BABIP which is totally a term that everyone can understand! I don’t the guy in charge of wikipedia but I would totally try to get a wikipedia page for BABIP btu. We need it more than climate change at the equator!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rather than change my typo, I have started a BABIP btu wikipedia page

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            Grey!!

            **fixed**

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m starting a Wiki page for any mistakes I make from now on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      fixed

  4. EB says:
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    Grey,

    20 team H2H categories league. Can only keep 4….

    * Soto
    * Lindor
    * Yordan
    * Gleyber
    * Mondesi

    TY,

    E

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Tough choice, I throw back Yordan and his bad knees

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      I’d toss back Mondesi. He’s a one category guy, at best of times for him.

    • Captain obvious says:
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      Not Gleyber.

    • Golf Knife says:
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      Drop Gleyber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As in lose him

  5. Tom says:
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    I agree Grey the Angels should just let Ohtani hit and forget about the pitching. Last year he was on a 26-26 pace although his average was garbage, then again so were a lot of other guys in that aberration of a season. His hard hit rate was still fantastic. I’m glad a lot of guys have basically dismissed Ohtani and will gladly grab a guy with top 25 potential at around pick 250, it’s insane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think I might actually draft Ohtani, the hitter, this year

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure how he went from a top 75 overall guy to after 250

        • Tom says:
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          I’m just looking at NFBC adp’s and that’s where he sits about 250. Just grabbed him at 248 in an NFBC.

        • Tom says:
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          To be exact it’s 248.4 which means a heck of a lot of slugs are being taken before this guy, which seems a bit crazy no?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, that’s a little late, I have him at 207, fwiw

          • Smitty says:
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            Always thought they should just let him hit. He has some legit potential with the stick, but dividing his efforts has been a failure.

  6. What round in fantrax draft and hold league should we target Chris Sales and Noah S. 15 team. Thanks in advance

    • Captain obvious says:
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      Probably shouldn’t draft Sale or Thor.

      • Captain obvious says:
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        Neither will be what you want. Just pass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 275-300 overall

    • In my 3 BB drafts Sale went 174 336 205 and Thor 223 252 313. In a D&H whilst i think they are worth owning, i wouldn’t want to risk owning them both. I would target getting one of them at about round 20.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They’re fine as last SP, that you stash

  7. zombie says:
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    Owned a UTIL only many years back and swore off it since. Can’t really remember specifically why. Maybe it was your general no bench bats influence. As carrying one would allow for some lineup flexibility.. But the 2020 wonkiness factor has me tempted for really anyone above the Old AF threshold. The value there is tough to resist. You uncharacteristically ranked’em. But are you draftin’em?? Thanks for all of the Bat Rankings, Grey. Many fantasy baseballers may be a little distracted in draft preparation this season. & your still delivering top-notch content has been a helpful dose of normalcy for us abnormal disciples. Looking forward to your always stellar pitching rankings!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! I think I’d take a flyer on a few of these guys — not usually what I’d do either, bc it really messes up being able to pick up a hitter off waivers, but Ohtani is going so late, and Yordan is so tempting

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here’s hoping the cheating scandal and Yordan’s knees keep him nice and cheap this year – of course, like you said, that will all go away if he has a good spring.

    QQ . . . in a 12 team roto ($260 budget), how much would you pay for Manny, knowing that this is one of those leagues where the top bats get inflated (e.g., Starling Marte went for $36 last year, Springer $37).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see Yordan being one of those guys who moves up once ST games start

      Machado? Think he’s around a $35 valued player

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        100%. I hope he has a healthy but uneventful spring.

        Thanks on Machado. I can keep him for $31. Toying with dropping him back for redrafting at a slight premium in lieu of keeping a second SP (a snell/carrasco type where i’d save about $10).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, seems like that makes sense

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Thanks. I always follow your SP strategy and end up in the top 3 on pitching categories, but the tricky thing in this league is that it usually costs $25 – $35 to draft any top 20 SP (so if I can keep a guy like cookie for $12 or Snell for $19 to pair with my dirt cheap Burnes, that means I can stay out of the SP1 bidding war).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Cookie and Snell I both like, then take savings to redraft Machado

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                Thanks again!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  9. Member Berries says:
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    Based on your projections, seems as if the Franimal should be one spot higher, Reyes 2 NCruz 3

    Unless that .006 avg boost is worth more than a bump in runs. Hrs, and rbis

    Yahoo has both JDM and Yordan with OF eligibility. ICF aka the falafel man with catcher eligibility. #winning

    Grey, you see Shia Lebeouf play a Hispanic gangster – I didnt mind it, movie was solid not great (the tax collector)?
    Or Jared Leto play a creepy Jim Carey in The Little Things (aka Seven but not as good)?
    Any movies you seen recently worth mentioning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great news on OF eligib for Yordan… That really is huge…. I didn’t see either of those — I saw Minari this weekend — it was fine and decent — saw Promising Young Woman weekend before, it was okay — I liked One Night In Miami…One of the few movies I think got better as it got going, started slow

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        i dont think it is out of the realm of possibility that both Franmil and alvarez regain OF eligibility. I’d imagine they are careful with Alvarez, but that isn’t a lot of games to get in the field.

        In regards to Franmil, Naylor and Rosario are both horrible in the outfield. Rosario was worse in 2019, Naylor was nearly as bad in way less PT. Naylor is going to be first base I’d assume, but it doesn’t seem unrealistic that Franmil plays a little outfield this year. The outfield competition he has is either as bad defensively, or is someone like Daniel Johnson who probably cannot hit. If roster resource is right. My suspicion is the other Rosario plays in the OF as well, which makes this all moot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I liked Sound of Metal too

      • Member Berries says:
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        Wanted to see One Night in Miami so I’ll definitely watch now. I’ll check out Sound of Metal.
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  10. Matt says:
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    With so many innings limits and six man rotations this year, is the strategy of going for two very top SP, a few streamer spots, and load up on more predictable RP reasonable? 12 team roto auction league. I’m planning on spending about $100 of $280 on pitching-to get a Bauer and degrom would cost something like $80?

    Or stick to a more traditional plan for pitching? I worry about the number of pitchers likely to be severely limited by mid August…

    • Jolt In Flow says:
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      I don’t know if this is common in other leagues, but in my leagues, people seem to pay heavy for elite closers.

      To me, you may need to settle on low-end closers to make the money work. Kerry posted a great article on closer rankings yesterday: https://razzball.com/sagnof-pre-season-closer-rankings/

      Just my thoughts. Not sure it’s possible to get elite Starters + elite closers and compete with the rest of the league.

      Jolt

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t pay for saves

      • Matt says:
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        Yeah, I agree there. But it’s a save/hold league so I’d really be looking at boosting ratios, filling in Ks cheap. The RP part could be done fairly inexpensively I think if I leave out top saves sources. But I can wait until tomorrow to see Greys thoughts! Thanks for the article.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Saves/Holds league you can punt RPs even more so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll start going over pitching tomorrow

      • Jolt In Flow says:
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        Can’t wait!

        Jolt

  11. 406mtechdigger says:
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    Thanks for all your work Grey. Great stuff as always. Another trade question…..

    Was offered Albies @ $80 for Verdugo @ $20….. Thoughts?

    12 Teamer H2H Points League
    $1000 draft budget
    Keep whoever you want with progressive cost each year
    20-40-60-80-100-125-150-175-200 etc

    Jose Ramirez – $125
    Manny Machado – $100
    Xander Bogaerts – $80
    Lance Lynn – $40
    Carlos Carrasco – $40
    Luis Roberts – $40
    Trent Grisham – $20
    Julio Rodriguez – $20
    Alex Verdugo – $20
    Kyle Lewis – $20
    Dustin May – $20
    Kenta Maeda – $20
    Framber Valdez – $20
    James Karinchak – $20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want Albies

      • 406mtechdigger says:
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        Cool me too. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. Whack Daniels

    Whack Daniels says:
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    Great stuff as always FML! Can wait for the pitchers projs.

    I’m in a 6×6 NL only. I have too many hitters for 2 my last spots. Categories are R/2B/HR/RBI/SB/AVG.

    which two would you keep?

    Conforto for $26
    Alec Bohm for $10
    Trent Grisham for $5
    Ryan McMahon for $1
    Mauricio Dubon for $1

    Should i no longer keep Syndergaard for $1 and keep 3 of the above hitters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Alec Bohm for $10
      Trent Grisham for $5

  13. swaggerjackers says:
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    Loving the rankings so far. Looking forward to that sweet tier of starting pitchers coming soon that we’ll all get to draft once the industry aces are off the board. Keeper question:

    12 Team Auction Roto Weekly Rosters with $260 budget
    OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W
    Please pick 2:

    Bellinger $27
    Yordan $4
    Mondesi $17
    Woodruff $15
    Kyle Lewis $4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Cody for sure, then prolly Mondesi, all of them are solid tho

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is it Yahoo with Yordan having OF elgib? That’s very solid too, hard call after Cody

        • swaggerjackers says:
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          Do people still play in Yahoo leagues? I’ve been on ESPN for the last 10 years. Yordan DH only there. As he should be.

          I’m leaning toward Yordan instead of Mondesi. Mondesi is SO bad for OBP. Those month long slumps are brutal and based on his steady drop in the lineup last season, I don’t think the Royals see him as a top of the order bat anymore.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I could see that on OBP grounds — Yahoo isn’t even changing their position elig. from 2019

  14. FireRobManfred says:
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    Detroit wants to play Miggy at first this season which really makes me hope he doesn’t inject industrial conveyor belt lubricant into his knees to make them work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  15. Jayj says:
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    2 questions. Will smith catcher or ohtani. 16 man dynasty.

    Also, have RPs.
    bummer, diego castillo, moronta, tanner rainey, clase, and heur, alvarado.
    Holds+Saves league. Am i screwed on saves? Trade for one? Thoughts. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      You don’t need saves if you’re in a Holds+Saves league — you don’t have any saves there tho, just holds

      • Jayj says:
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        Whats the reasoning behind not needing saves? Your saying im pretty much going to get a 1 in saves and its ok? Just curious.

        So you would skip out on a closer too in a holds/saves?

        • Jayj says:
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          Oh sorry. I mean saves and holds are their own category. 6×6. Holds and saves.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, I see what you’re saying now…Yeah, you need saves then, and you have none, or very few

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your league is a Holds+Saves league? So if you get 20 holds from someone it’s the same as 20 saves?

  16. Gg says:
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    Dynasty Keep Forever basically standard settings but includes OPS and QS

    Bryant, Lamet, Benitendi

    Matt Chapman, Gausman, Means

    One side def sounds better when you read the names…I am up in the air. Curious opinions.

    • Grey

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      Chapman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not that close

    • Gg says:
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      Why I like these leagues. 9 out of 10 said I lost the trade (i got Chapman). Personally I think Chapman>Bryant, Gausman>Lamet, Means> Benitendi, heh

  17. Jason Murray says:
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    12 team H2H and we keep 6. I’m definitely keeping Lindor, Devers, Bellinger, and Eloy. My issue is who to choose for my last two keepers. I have to keep at least 1 pitcher. My choices come down to Biggio, Paddack, Julio Urias, and Sixto (my keeper pitching options are weak).

    I initially leaned toward keeping two pitchers, but Biggio scores well in this format and has me rethinking. I could keep Biggio and draft pitching heavily, or keep two pitchers and open my draft options.

    Which two would you keep out of Biggio, Paddack, Urias, and Sixto? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, Biggio

  18. Smitty says:
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    Crazy to think of having Yordy and Franny as OF’s and N. Cruz at Utl in a Yahoo format. Do like all 3 to crank out the power, although think you mixed up Alvarez and Nelson’s numbers LOL Have a great day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, I really mixed them up?

  19. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Small point on Ohtani, I think league style matters a lot. Weekly leagues? NO THANK YOU. Daily leagues where you can stream? Yes please! Ohtani plus SON’s favorite play of the day makes for a tasty util.

    Just happy to be reading you every day again. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s true! Thanks!

    • Gg says:
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      someone ran it once before, but the bar to clear for Ohtani being the 1 overall in daily leagues is quite low (with both sp/ut). Was something like .280 20/15 and 3.8 w 10 wins and 150ks. Now both lines are pleasant, but getting it out of one roster spot ended up being easily the most valuable player in the league.

  20. Dr Sauce says:
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    Fully bought in to the don’t pay for saves narrative. However, what round is the right time to jump in? Here is the situation – League context – ESPN, H2H roto, 5X5, 12 team, 6 man keeper (no limits, prices, keep forever). With Razz advice and some timely transactions my keepers are top notch: Acuna, Tatis, Betts, Bellinger, Tucker, Flaherty (also have Grisham, Biggio, Arozorena, Burnes, Ryu). I pick 11th in the first round (actually 7th round with keepers). One or both of Hader and Hendricks will be available. 7th round seems like crazy value on these two guys. Thoughts?
    Thanks as always, appreciate your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I usually grab my 1st closer around 110-125 overall — 7th round overall doesn’t seem that great for a closer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s fair

  21. Captain obvious says:
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    I love my dosequis green. Am the only man straned? Let me have my beer and I’m cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Captain obvious says:
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        that wasn’t funny. I misspelled everything. Amendola is the best. Lol good luck with that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Captain obvious says:
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      it was Heineken. I noticed it wasn’t up to par. The worst thing is I bought it. Dammit they’re both green.

  22. LenFuego says:
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    I am loving the sound of Captain Woo Cubano, but I would spell it “Whoo” … when he hits an HR, you can just include “Captain Whoo!” in the blurb, a la Au Shizz!.

    I even have the theme song all ready to go:

    CAPTAIN WHOO CUBANO (apologies to NRBQ, and hopefully not too obscure a reference):

    Some say the man’s knees are a fright
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo
    But when he’s at the plate, everything’s alright
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano

    He’s one of those Astro-domers
    I know he’ll be knockin’ homers (hey!)
    I’m gonna draft “Mr. Six-Five Height”,
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano

    Whoo don’t worry ’bout his balky knees
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo
    Gonna play more games than a Chuck E. Cheese
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano

    He’s one of those Astro-domers
    I know he’ll be knockin’ homers (hey!)
    We’ll stick with the guy who swings with ease
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano

    He’s one of those Astro-domers
    I know he’ll be knockin’ homers (hey!)
    Just twenty-three, his future’s bright,
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano

    [Outro: Captain Whoo Cubano]
    They’re talking about me!
    Captain Whoo Cubano, maker of champions, baby!
    Twelve team roto champions!
    I take them, I mold them
    I think it’s charisma, it’s pandemonium!
    It’s psychedelic pandemonium!
    Ah ha ha ha ha ha! I, am, “The Six-Five Height,” ha ha!
    I’m where it’s at! Ah yeah!
    Captain Whoo, Captain Whoo Cubano!
    80%, 60% of the WAR, 80% of the z-contact, 45% of the pull, 72% of the zone, 83% of the z-contact, 87% of the WAR, 60% of the what?, 40% of the o-swing, 32%, 22%, 17%, 19%, 12%, 8%, 84563 I forgot, 12, 9, 8, 24563, sound off!

  23. Captain obvious says:
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    What the hell is Dustin May up to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh…Huh?

      • Captain obvious says:
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        Yeah that’s what I’m saying.

  24. Captain obvious says:
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    BTW Wendy’s is just as good as chick filet. I’ll check out Popeyes but I’d have to go a long way and back to the hood. Don’t care about the hood but it is far……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Popeyes, Wendy’s…..Chick Fil A

      • Captain obvious says:
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        Yeah I think Wendy’s is underrated. Still need to do Popeyes.

    • Captain obvious says:
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      It’s a damnn chicken sandwich. Kind of hard to fuck it up. Unless you’re Bud Black. Fuck that guy.

      • Captain obvious says:
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        Rockies fan BTW. Yes I’ll take your blessings.

  25. Captain obvious says:
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    barbecue or Chinese? I’m at global pandemic here. I’m from Texas BTW. Had Chinese for the last 3 days. Still like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BBQ then

      • Captain obvious says:
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        cool. What kind? Haha. Seriously What kind?

  26. Captain obvious says:
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    Dammit they’re Heineken. I’ve been fooled once again….

  27. MLed says:
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    In Yahoo, where Yordan has OF eligibility, where would you put him in the OF rankings? Seems that the OF eligibility would make him a Top 10 OF and possibly close to a Top 20 overall. Am I wrong? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan is ranked around Kyle Lewis overall

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