Today, is the day in history known as, “Aw, sookie sookie, don’t need the nookie, Grey’s giving me a fantasy baseball cookie.”  Or, more succinctly, the top 500 for 2018 fantasy baseball.  A few years ago, the top 500 was only a top 300 for fantasy baseball.  Before that, it was 16 AD and I was rolling with Jesus to this deli that had great matzoh ball soup.  In a few years from now, this is going to be a top 10,000 and I’m going to be ranking Mike Trout Jr. Jr. Jr. the 15th.  Today, in this year, eighteen after twenty, comes the top 500 for 2018 fantasy baseball.  Or as I like to call it, from Mike Trout A to chimpanzee.  Actually, I don’t call it that.  So, this post isn’t meant to send shockwaves through your system.  The pipe cleaner that the doctor uses to get the clogged wax from your ears is meant for that.  This is simply to give you an idea of where guys are ranked in relation to other positions.  I.e., you know I like Jose Peraza better than Orlando Arcia, according to the top 20 shortstops, but do I like Peraza better than Matt Olson?  Okay, it’s not that simply.  You’ll notice after the top 200, positions start to get clumped together.  I might be the only fantasy baseball ‘pert to tell you this, but it doesn’t matter where, say, Eric Thames is ranked vs. Jeurys Familia.  If you need a closer, Thames isn’t going to help you.  He can be ranked 75 spots in front of Familia and it doesn’t matter.  That’s why I have the 2018 fantasy baseball rankings broken down by positions.  If you need a 1st baseman, where Justin Bour vs. Greg Bird matters, but where Bour vs. Realmuto really doesn’t matter.  Also, there’s no comments about players, which you really should know prior to drafting.  In other words, Tommy Pham might be in the 80’s overall, but am I drafting him?  Well, you’d know if you read the top 40 outfielders.  There’s also a top 100 for 2018 fantasy baseball to help you.  Also, the Fantasy Baseball War Room and tomorrow will be a pitchers pairing tool, then on Monday will be our Razzball league signups.  Anyway, here’s the top 500 for 2018 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 RP RP -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 SP SP -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. your mom says:
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    Hi Grey.

    20 team keeper: In your opinion, who should my 8 keepers be?

    hitters:
    Ryan Braun, Kris Bryant, Edwin Encarnacion, Logan Forsythe, Dee Gordon, Jedd Gyorko, Eduardo Núñez, Chris Owings, Hunter Renfroe, Anthony Rizzo, Travis Shaw, Justin Upton

    pitchers:
    Tyler Anderson, Anthony DeSclafani, Sean Doolittle, Zack Godley, Shane Greene, Corey Kluber, Corey Knebel, Michael Kopech, Seth Lugo, Mike Soroka, Josh Tomlin, Michael Wacha, Jacob deGrom

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @your mom:

      hitters:
      Kris Bryant, Edwin Encarnacion, Dee Gordon, Anthony Rizzo, Travis Shaw, Justin Upton

      pitchers:
      Corey Kluber, C Jacob deGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @your mom: Kris Bryant, Edwin Encarnacion, Dee Gordon, Anthony Rizzo, Travis Shaw, Justin Upton, Kluber, deGrom

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: I.e., what MP said

    • buck the trend says:
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      @your mom:

      Bryant, Edwing, Dee, Rizzo, Doolittle, Knebel, Kluber, deGrom

  2. CrazyJ says:
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    Ben Zobrist hitting 47 home runs WOULD be kinda sweet!

    • Justin says:
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      @CrazyJ: 47 hrs but 3 ribs. He’s that good

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Justin: hits the dinger and refuses to round the bases.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Justin: Doesn’t seem like much of a team player if he refuses to drive in anyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyJ: Oops, sorry Rudy will update in a few

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Awesome stuff! Only because you mentioned Peraza, it looks like his entry is a little off – (no SB and .999 avg)

  4. Buster Moon says:
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    Great stuff as usual. Keep the videos coming. Love ’em!

  5. Earl says:
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    Funny I noticed the Peraza stat problem also.

    I am trying to determine why Ian Desmond is Ranked ahead of Nick castellanos and Adrian beltre when he has worse counting stats than those 2 with the only exception being about 10 stolen bases??

    • Justin says:
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      @Earl:

      Because the hope of last season hasn’t faded yet for Grey. Little does he know that Desmond’s groundball percentage is going to jump to 90% this year.

      They’re pretty much ranked the same though.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Justin: if his hand isn’t still injured he’ll be just fine. and months off of a broken hand is exactly what he should’ve done last year, but didn’t.

    • M says:
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      @Earl: I agree, Nicks stats are almost identical to Devers in the top 100.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Fixing Peraza now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Desmond and Castellanos are the same diff

      • Earl says:
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        @Grey: With some of your and other people’s comments, I thought Nick would be ranked fair bit higher than Desmond.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s 150 spots before Rudy has him

  6. Racehorse says:
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    Dorito. Crack. Plumber. Disappear. DO NOT EAT.

    Best way to start the day, always, is Razzball!

  7. Troy says:
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    Great Stuff Gray,

    Keeper option for this year. Paxton @$7 or Nola @$9?

    My other two keepers are Sanchez @$6 and Bergman @$6

    • Troy says:
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      Great Stuff Gray,

      Keeper option for this year. Paxton @$7 or Nola @$9?

      My other two keepers are Sanchez @$6 and Bergman @[email protected]Troy:

      I also have Berrios at $3

  8. Dan says:
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    I have Rizzo as 2B eligible this season and wasn’t sure if position was factored into your rankings. For example, in my current draft, Mancini, Smoak, Merrifield, and Taylor are all available. Would you recommend drafting the highest guy on your board and going Rizzo at 1B and Taylor at 2B or taking advantage of his 2B eligibility and going Smoak or Mancini at 1B? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dan: Eligibility scarcity shouldn’t be a factor. Just look at the guys in your equation. Rizzo + Taylor (55) or Merrifield (68) or Rizzo + Smoak (98 ) or Mancini (81). Why would you want the combination with the lower ranked guy just because Rizzo can play 2nd?

  9. knucks says:
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    Noticed that Delmonico is OF eligible in the NFBC. It looks like he is in your top 60 OFs? If so, he is a potential steal, as his ADP is almost 500.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: He’s one of those guys I didn’t think I’d like but it seems like I do… Is that an avatar I see?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Haha it is. But its only b/c I had my old email still in my iphone. Someone must have Mod’ed it? I dunno man, I’m just gonna roll with whatever posts haha. Just lemme know if any of it ever causes more work for you guys.

        As far as Delmonico goes… can see lots of steak jokes coming this year. I’m sure that dood is used to that already. Anyways, I’ll def be owning him everywhere if he is as cheap in ESPN/Fantrax as he is in NFBC right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It doesn’t matter either way — Hopefully Delmonico doesn’t end up like Lawrie’s lacking seasoning

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Even so, he is cheap AF so it won’t matter. Seems like a nice lotto ticket.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like Tim Beckham…Too soon?

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Way too soon. At least wait until he bops a few HRs and Scooter is in a platoon or suttin haha

                It was the first thing I did this morning when I woke up… CTRL+F+’Beck’, followed by “Scoot.’ I think I’ll live. As long as I don’t bench him for his 4 HR game. I did that with Rendon and Scooter last year. I recall you did with Rendon too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha — They’re likely the same thing, if it’s any consolation Rudy doesn’t like Beckham and thinks I’m too high on him

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: From our NFBC convo yesterday, I chickened out on Yasmany last night and took Renfroe instead. Then Alfaro as my first catcher. Gotta wait it out (13 picks in front of me) but Yasmany and Brinson are both still on the board. I could see going Brinson if he’s still there over Yasmany in this league, if only because of ABs for Brinson looking pretty guaranteed. Is that dumb? I know you have Yasmany over Brinson/Yasmany/Renfroe.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Might work out with Renfroe since Yasmany might be behind JD if he signs in the desert…. I’d take Brinson

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Aight coolio, yea that’s the plan as long as Brinson is there. Just gotta grab a few more SPs (I still have the most drafted thus far). I’m sure I’ll end up posting this team again early next week and looking for advice.

                Thanks for these top 500 by the way. I win every year because of it and can’t thank you and the team at Razz enough.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem…. Thanks for being a great commenter!

  10. TommyR says:
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    wouldn’t Peraza be No. 1 based on your predicted stats?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @TommyR: .999 is a really good batting average…

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @TommyR: remember average is fickle, so fickle in fact that sometimes simulators give a guy .999.

  11. Chuck Norris says:
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    Am I the only one that can’t get the War Room to load? After I enter my email and password, I get this:

    “The page you were looking for doesn’t exist.
    You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chuck Norris: Prolly a cookies issue, try clearing razzdraft from your browser cookies or just using a different browser and see if that helps

  12. Tyler says:
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    Grey! Thank you for the rankings! I am a long time, loyal reader and appreciate all of the hard work that goes into the site. I apologize for asking a question that most likely has been asked before, but I think could be beneficial for draft prep. What would be the benefit/down fall for drafting solely using Rudy’s-Steamer projections as a ranking system and just draft the most valuable players? Use your rankings of course to know what you should be looking for in a draft (aka, I need steals, I am drafting Marte next over Rendon, etc.) but just use the dollar amounts to draft the best overall value.
    Is there any reason to not do this?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: I use Rudy’s rankings for AL and NL-Only and deeper than 14 team mixed… See no problem with it… At worst, it’s a good backup sheet to look at

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: nice. Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Crime Dog says:
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    Grandmaster Grey, I see you have Barnes and Grandal for a combined 700 something AB’s. What are your thoughts on these 2? Do you think Grandal gets traded? If not, do you see Barnes playing more? Seems like they like Barnes more based on playoffs last year. I like Barnes a lot for the league I’m in and feel like I can probably get him in the last round.

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Crime Dog: I see your write ups on both in the catcher rankings. I’m just curious to get more thoughts on how you came up with a combined 750 or so AB’s between them. That to me would imply one getting traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: I’d guess Grandal is going to get traded, but yes something would have to give for them both to get 350 ABs — what does Steamer give them?

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: hadnt looked until now but 350 and 290 favoring Barnes. Man I would love to draft Barnes and then watch grandal get traded

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My guess is Barnes/Grandal are a total time share if they’re both there

  14. Matt says:
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    Hey grey completed my 12 team dynasty draft yesterday 7×7 format. We kept 20 guys and drafted 20 more, of those 20 10 has to be prospects.

    Question:
    What is my biggest weakness and who should I trade to fix that?

    C. Jt Realmuto
    1B. Freddie Freeman
    2b. Whit Merrifield
    3b. Nolan Arenado
    Ss. Carlos Correa
    Of. Andrew McCutchen
    Of. Jay Bruce
    Of. Manuel Margot
    Util. Ian Happ
    Util. Anthony Rendon

    Be. David Peralta
    Be. Chance Sisco
    Be. Josh Reddick
    Be. Yonder Alonso
    Be. Tim Anderson
    Be. Avisail Garcia

    Sp. Robbie Ray
    Sp. Luke Weaver
    Sp. Kenta Maeda
    Rp. Raisel Iglesias
    Rp. Blake Trienan
    P. Parker Blake
    P. Jokaim Soria
    P. Walker Buehler

    Be. Zack Godley
    Be. Lucas Giolito
    Be. Ivan Nova
    Be. Trevor Williams
    Be. Daniel Megdan
    Be. Matt Shoemaker

    NA. Kyle Tucker
    Na. Luis Robert
    NA. Leody Taveras
    Na. Bobby Bradley
    Na. Yusniel Diaz
    Na. Aj Puk
    Na. Kolby Allard
    Na. James Kaprielian
    Na. Erick Fedde
    Na. Braxton Garrett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: You look like you have a lot o holes on pitching and hitting — your OF, your 4th and 5th SP

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: jeeze at least tell me I have better NA guys than joe lol !

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, sorry

  15. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey! Thanks for this! Th~ top 500 is finally here! I’ve been stalking you since October for this. I like your new Pj’s by the way!

  16. Marti says:
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    Hey Greg I just want to run by a couple more trade scenarios by you I had some yesterday but I have a couple more today. Nl only 260 keeper league $5 inflation each year

    Charlie Blackmon $21 4 Yasiel Puig $22 and Justin Turner 16

    Charlie Blackmon $21 4 AJ Pollock $19 and Luis Castillo $6

    Which side of the trade do you like better and which trade do you like better
    Thanks again for your help

    • knucks says:
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      @Marti: I can’t stop reading this comment in a Tommy Wiseau voice…

      “I made this whole fantasy team for your Greg. How can you do this to me!’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: I don’t understand what these trades are, do you mean or instead of and?

      • Marti says:
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        I’m sorry if it was confusing which trade do you like better if I was to make it my Charlie Blackmon $21 for his Yasiel Puig $22 and Justin Turner $16 or do you like trade scenario B my Charlie Blackmon $21 for his AJ Pollock $19 and Luis Castillo $6

        Like I said before it’s an NL auction $260 budget five by five Roto with $5 inflation per year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why you trying to lose Blackmon?

          • Marti says:
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            I’m not sure if I’m going to trade Blackmon at all but if I was which of the two above deals do you like better

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Castillo one

  17. Branta says:
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    Is ESPN opening leagues on Monday?

  18. knucks says:
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    If JD signs with the Snakes what happens with Yasmany? Is he their 4th OF at that point? Could see them rolling out Peralta over him in the desert. That would suck.

    A little worried about this possibility for NFBC after reading about JD meeting with them last night, but who knows with Boras.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, wouldn’t be great for him

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        @Grey: Snakes hate his D so maybe they can move him to AL and he could DH. He’s got a lot of money left and I’d almost think they’d have to trade him and at least some of that money to sign JD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but that’s not happening before April (Prolly)

  19. Joe says:
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    Hey Gray, I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 format. We just completed our draft, we must have 10 NA guys and we get to keep anywhere from 25-35 players next offseason. I was wondering what you thought of my team and where I can improve. Thank you

    C. Gary Sanchez
    1b. Anthony Rizzo
    2b. Jose Ramirez
    3b. Manny Machado
    SS. Francisco Lindor
    OF. Mookie Betts
    OF. JD Martinez
    OF. Christian Yelich
    Util. Billy Hamilton
    Util. Rougned Odor

    Bn. Nomar Mazara
    Bn. Greg Bird
    Bn. Maikel Franco
    Bn. Jorge Soler
    Bn. JP Crawford
    Bn. Jorge Polanco

    Sp. Chris Sale
    SP. Carlos Carrasco
    Sp. Carlos Martinez
    Rp. Craig Kimbrel
    Rp. Brad Brach
    P. Dinelson Lamet
    p. Marcus Stroman
    p. Miles Mikolas

    Bn. Josh Hader
    Bn. Julio Urias
    Bn. Tyler GLasnow
    Bn. Mike Foltynewicz
    Bn. Daniel norris
    Bn. Mike Minor

    NA. Brendan Rodgers
    NA. Lewis Brinson
    NA. Sixto Sanchez
    NA. Jack Flaherty
    NA. Yordan Alvarez
    NA. Christen Stewart
    NA. Brandon Marsh
    NA. Colton Welker
    NA. Satrling Heredia
    NA. Mike Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I love your team, you see that 12 team listed above? That looks nowhere as good as yours… Honestly, not sure how you got so many great players, guessing good keepers

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: thank you! yeah the dynasty league is in its 4th year so this is the accumulation of a few years of draft picks and trades coming together. Also, funny story. The 12 league team above from matt is my Best friend that is in the same league, both are huge fans of yours and were comparing teams about a minute before we were like oh shit lets see if grey answered us! Funny stuff

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks!

          • Joe says:
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            @Grey: should i trade soler and chavis for winker and vince velasquez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I wish I didn’t click it. “Why Kenley Jansen is a First Round Pick for 2018”.

        I’ll take Gattis 19th before I waste my first round pick on a RP!

        The whole premise of the article is that his value is equivalent to Kershaw, without much mention of hitters. So many things wrong with that statement it’s not even worth going through! The right way to write this would have been to say that he’s a first round pick . . . in 70-team leagues or larger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You see my video yesterday about Gattis? 19th overall! And he defended it! I seriously can’t

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: yep! HILARIOUS. I’ll take my $1 Alfaro instead and eat .30-.40 points in average thank you very much.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was beguiled into clicking…Of course it’s AJ Mass!

  20. Packers says:
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    Thanks for all the rankings posts. I also have been enjoying the podcasts at the beginning of each post.
    My question is what sort of notes or cheat sheets do people take to redrafts to help them along with a one minute time limit per pick? I’m old, and old school so I really don’t want to use a computer, just some notes on paper is what I’m comfortable with. I’ve done a few mocks and 6 NFBC drafts already so I’m getting a handle on the player pool but what has been stated here often each draft goes in a different direction. I’ve intentionally drafted from different spots as well, but these are the 4 hour variety so no pressure. I have a couple $400 entry fee 12 team roto drafts coming up in March and really don’t want a long list of names. Maybe there isn’t anything easy but any ideas or suggestions from the razzball nation might help me get organized. Thank you.

  21. J-FOH says:
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    At first I thought your videos were made in Tijuana because you look like my old gardner but after seeing you in a convertible IROC I know that someone in north Jersey is making these.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Jon & Vinny’s Anime and Custom Car Detail

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: they rent out space in the back of a deli?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jersey Mike’s can suck a D!

          Be Pisces and jam.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you’re channeling your inner Quincey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Was the best thing you’d read in a while or what? You read GQ interview too where he said Hitler was on coke?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I have not read GQ. I always thought Hitler was on meth like the rest of the soldiers.

                Speaking of drugged up soldiers I was reading about a drug bust in Italy that was fueling ISIS with pills that help the fighters basically fight like they do

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I watched a doc yesterday you would like called Shadow World, on Amazon… Was about military spending… In other words, if Italy’s selling pills, they’re the bottom pushers…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: google daily beast Italian drug bust. It’s a good read

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Crazy shizz… Like reading a Vice segment

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m so sheltered never heard of Tramadol prior

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Your old lady, literally, shelters you like a
                      Mother

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And that’s why I love her

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did I say love her? I meant mother.

  22. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Look forward to this post every year. Thanks Grey. Trying to decide whether I should be worried about my starting pitching. Ten team H2H keep 20 forever 6×6 (OPS and Holds). Nine Start limit per week. Planning on keeping the following, do I need to make a trade for a higher ranked starter? One option I have is to use Justin Smoak as trade bait.
    Lance McCullers Jr.
    Rich Hill
    Jose Berrios
    Gerrit Cole
    Marcus Stroman
    Danny Salazar
    Taijuan Walker
    Dylan Bundy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be worried

  23. Should call this the Book of Grey since it’s my Bible. Thanks for the whole month+ of killer analysis!

    12-team, H2H, AVG and OPS league, current keepers are:
    Blackmon
    Abreu
    Rendon
    Schoop
    Choose one 13th Rounder: Devers / Realmuto

    Was leaning Devers but he’s unproven and I already have Rendon, plus 3B feels DEEP. I hate catchers but does it make more sense to put a top guy in there instead?

    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! So Devers becomes a UTIL? Do you have 2 UTILs?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or CI?

        • @Grey: yeah he’d be my CI. Sounds like you trust the smooth-faced kid in Boston eh?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I do, be Pisces and jam.

  24. Scott says:
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    I have always valued hitting more than pitching and have loaded up on hitters and waited on pitching. Last year 31 players hit at least 30 HR. 73 hit at least 25 HR. Thats crazy. Quality pitching on the other hand seems to be a lot more scarce. I know your thoughts about not getting aces and having a safety net, but doesn’t it put you at a disadvantage if you wait and don’t have a true ace when other teams will have one or two and still can get productive hitting later. I have an innings cap to work with too so quality of innings is important as is k/9 since more k’s are better in less innings. Wins have a lot of variables but we also use quality starts too which are more predictable. Do these factors change your strategy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quality starts would change my strategy

  25. Cactus says:
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    Question for Grey or anyone in the community.

    I have a chance to nab Moncada in an 8 team roto league. 6 X 6 OPS. Owner is keeping him currently but he is a bit frustrated and thinks that Moncada wont be really good for a few more years. I agree but want to know if I should give it a shot.

    I was thinking of offering either Eloy or Robles for Moncada straight up. Would that be worth it? Or do Eloy and Robles have a brighter future than Moncada?

    For reference I would probably drop Merrifield for Moncada if I completed the deal. Here is a list of my keepers now.

    Rizzo
    Springer
    Merrifield
    Schoop
    Rhys
    Pollock
    Blackmon
    JDM
    Segura
    Bregman

    Thank you.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cactus: Assuming Dynasty. I’d want Merrifield this year. And I prefer Eloy and Robles over Moncada long term, so I’d hold.

      • Cactus says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Sorry. Correct. Dynasty keep forever league no cost for keepers.

  26. Chris Harrelson says:
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    Didn’t see where it had been mentioned, but you have Ohtani listed at 82 and 92 as a Pitcher along with the DH listing later.

  27. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey — will there be a link (is there and dumb me cant find it) in your content task bar at the top for the FB War Room? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whathca mean?

      • Gigorilla says:
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        You have a link to the War Room at the end of today’s article above.

        Where is the War Room link in the task bar that has News, Rankings, Player Rater, Prospects, etc?

  28. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here’s a little story I’ve been picking up on…new Red Sox manager Alex Cora is a big believer in the stolen base. Jackie Bradley was saying he was looking forward to being given the green light a lot more and when Cora was asked he talked up the value of the running game. Pops up in a couple of local rag articles on the Red Sox as well.

    This is very interesting. If you could add 10 bags to the projected totals of a lot of their guys, things get pretty interesting. Benintendi at 30. Bogaerts at 25-30, Mookie at 40. Heck, I was taking a look saw Devers had 18 steals one year at high A. Watching him last year he does look athletic enough. If he gave you 12 or so, man his draft price looks really nice all of a sudden.

    Worth monitoring.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Thanks for this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is actionable, methinks… Not sure if you saw this comment by me in the rankings, but I was finding it super odd how guys who weren’t stereotypical fast (Bregman) stole more bases than a guy who is (Correa) on the same team… Same with Benintendi/JBJ

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        The Correa thing is really hard to figure because he’s had good success when he has run. It’s not like with Springer where he just really stinks at stealing bases.

        If you look at Benintendi’s minor league record, he actually showed a running game at least equal to if not a little stronger than Bradley. I think you have to separate fast from base stealing. Stealing bases has a lot to do with a mentality. There’s a confidence and an aggression. Goldy isn’t that fast, but he’ll take some bags.

        I think the organizational philosophy varies. Some teams seem to have a “don’t steal unless you get a sign to go” or one or two guys only have a green light. Some teams seem to have a green light for everybody unless they get a stop sign in which case that would seem to feed into player willingness. Teams might vary quite a bit based on numbers as to what situations they’ll let their players go.

        Tough to figure out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not fast vs. steals, I guess, but I mean more capable vs. not capable with guys who are capable not stealing… You even said JBJ wants to steal more, Sawx let Benny steal, so where was JBJ? Same with Correa vs. Bregman… Maybe this is small sample size thing, but organizational it’s weird when one capable runner steals a bunch and another steals next to none… Kinda like Goldy vs. Owings, though that might just be an OBP thing

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: What about position in lineup? Bregman predominantly hit out of the 2 hole or the 8/9 hole last year, I think those spots set up better for steals. I didn’t pay quite as much attention to Sox last year, but I want to say beintendi hit 2/3? and JBJ hit anywhere from 5-8? But the stros probably don’t need their cleanup hitter swiping bases. Not sure if this is right, just another angle to look at.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Place setter vs. drive-in….Could be, about as good a reason as I’ve heard… I’m sure there’s caase examples that would go against that tho…

  29. HR to the Izzo says:
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    Thanks for the rankings, Grey! Wanted to get your thoughts on Rhysus keeper value.
    My 3 current keepers are:
    Rizzo – 4th round (moves up 1 round per year)
    Harper – 6th round (moves up 2 rounds per year)
    J. Ramirez – 10th round (moves up 2 rounds per year)

    Since I am running out of years on Rizzo and harper and Rhysus is ranked 44th overall, would you consider keeping Rhysus in the 19th round (moving up 3 rounds per year) and trying to trade one of the 3 above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  30. Bevis like Jesus says:
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    Jesus Cristo – I dont like anybody after top 40 , In an Auction it looks like a classiic Stars and Scrubs may be the way to go this year . Thoughts?

    Oh and great work as usual –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like stars and scrubs… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But what about Jorge Soler?!

      • Cactus says:
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        @Grey: Has anyone ever seen Polanco and Soler in the same place at the same time?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not at the All-Star game, that’s for sure

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Zing

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What got zinged?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                The non All stars

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, yeah

  31. tony says:
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    my pitching staff for this season in a keepers league, we keep 25

    james paxton
    lance mccullers
    carlos martinez
    blake snell
    luiz gohara
    josh hader(hoping he gets the job)
    luis severino
    garret richards
    jimmy nelson (dl)

    i like to have plenty arms what do you think about it, im targeting gausman in the draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid on paper, pretty deep already

  32. OaktownSteve says:
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    I heard two different analysts in the last two days saying they thought Bellinger might have been a bit exposed the last two months of last year. That’s what my eyeballs told me too.

    Seems like every year there’s a guy you’re very high on and then I come in and give you the agita about him. I think it’s Cody this year. Love him long term, see this year as the proverbial year of adjustments. Could see a slow start and a big finish with the slow start toning down the numbers enough to make him underperform a really high draft slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His 2nd half K% went WAY down…He hit .292 in August with maybe a tad on BABIP at .298… His Sept. AVG was down and still .250+… I saw a poor postseason bc he’s 22 years old… This guy is gonna be a huge star for fantasy… Honestly, he feels like Goldy from a few years ago. That everyone isn’t on him is about the best bargain going right now.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You might be right. The spike in GBs second half feels like a part of the story to me. Reduction in Ks came with a drop in power. I’m gonna sit this year out on him. His August September ABs had a different look to my eyes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re not in on Bellinger, it feels like overthinking… Cody is special! You better not be in on Judge either then…

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Judge played through a shoulder injury in the 2nd half, but he’s just as risky as Bellinger. Don’t see either returning top 25 value this year, but each of them are worth a roll of the dice in the 3rd round this year. Enormous ceilings, but I see a slight dip in their immediate futures.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Judge or Bellinger?

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: I have Judge at #26 overall and Bellinger at #29. Both safe for elite power but risky for average with limited SB potential.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, that’s upsetting to hear…Can’t believe your ont he Judge train but not Cody

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: I have both of them ranked below their ADPs, so it’s doubtful I’ll be owning either one this year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Makes me super sad to hear

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: The middle rounds is where I start taking some risks. Guys like Albies, Devers, Castillo, Puig, etc. I’m in on those players. Don’t see any reason to take unnecessary risks in the early rounds when there are still proven commodities in their primes on the board though.

                    • Grey

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                      Like who? Josh Donaldson? (Just busting chops, I just trust Cody)…

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: What does Rudy think of him this year?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He likes Cody above Judge

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Just checked the player rater, and Rudy has Cody at #27. I have him in practically the same place.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Rudy won’t own him either, prolly, but I think he does like him

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Though, I will say, Rudy is so risk averse, he won’t own either

        • Big Magoo

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          @OaktownSteve: Agreed on Bellinger. I think fatigue had something to do with the drop off late in the year, but he has some more adjusting to do before taking off as a superstar (which I think he eventually will).

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            My heart is broken you’re both down on Cody…Broken!

            • Big Magoo

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              @Grey: Maybe it’s the tall, lanky, lefty with power narrative, or it could be the Dodger tie-in, but he reminds me of Shawn Green. A bit more swing and miss and less speed in his game though. Green had a helluva career, and I expect the same from Bellinger. Just think there’ll be some inconsistency in the short term.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Shawn Green was not good for the first 3 years of his career and broke out when he was 26. Cody is elite at 21 years old.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Big Magoo: do you know how many times they compared him to Shawn Green on the local post game show. It would make your head pop

                • Big Magoo

                  Big Magoo says:
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                  @J-FOH: Doesn’t surprise me. Same market, similar build and skillset.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Big Magoo: Surprised he wasn’t nicknamed Bellingberg

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Big Magoo: I wish I could find the video showing adjustments he made from June to September on balls he missed on. MLB showed it. It was good

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cody’s going to be a top 5 player for many years

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @J-FOH: I don’t doubt his talent. Just think there’ll be some bumps in the road this year.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I think people forget everything is magnified in the postseason, there’s so many garbage pitchers in the majors for Bellinger to feast on for six months. He could collect 25 HRs from Brewers, Padres and Brewers alone.

                • Big Magoo

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                  @Grey: I like how you counted the Brewers twice. He won’t face them more often if you just wish it to be so.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha…. It will feel like he’s facing some of those Brewers pitchers though when he gets middle relievers for some of the sadder teams…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s gonna get 12 homers off the Reds pitchers alone

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @Grey: You’re thinking of Eric Thames

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Zing! Hey yo!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I got zinged again? Aw, man!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      like I said to Magoo, with all these Shawn Green comps can we call him Bellingberg?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Other than white and lefty, do you see the comparison?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      tush? wait I mean hips…no no no, I’m the wrong person to ask

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      he’ my Giancarlo

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Big Magoo: I’ve always been worried about the Sophomore slump but it feels (not sure if this is true) like less guys are going through it. Lindor off the top of my head and Trea too.

                • Big Magoo

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                  @J-FOH: Guys like Lindor and Trea have smaller strike zones and are more contact oriented hitters though. Young left-handed hitters generally have a steep learning curve when it comes to facing LHPs too (even though Bellinger was solid against them last year). Players like Harper and Rizzo come to mind in this regard.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Big Magoo: fair point. I dont want to confuse this because I’m a little scared for him this year, I’m just trying to stimulate the conversation. Im still on a FOHbatical this year and won’t have to make this decision. I will be in the stands judging everyone else

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            @Big Magoo: Agree with fatigue-
            heard he’s working on that this off season (#bestshapeofhislife!!) Postseason was a bit rough but NLCS was fine. Some guys just have bad series. WS was wretched, admittedly.
            I like his 162 game first year of 48 HR and 119 RBIs
            That’s what I’m seeing.

            • Big Magoo

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              @Sweatpants Nation: Pro-rater! I’m not worried about the postseason results, just what I saw with his long swing being exploited by good pitching. I think he’ll make adjustments, and not every team has good pitching, so he’ll still get his. Might be wise to expect something more realistic though.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: He looked relaxed and chill in August but he got hurt and only had 65 AB’s. I think you both make good points. I got a lot of eyes on him or is it my eyes were on him a lot and you can tell when he’s pressing and when he’s not. Collectively the Dodgers stunk up the joint in September which falls into the intangible category so that’s why I wrote off a chunk of that month. The playoffs on the other hand are a tough read because you could see how bad he was pressing and it showed. To go with greatest shape theory, he hit the weight room (added 15 lbs) and training hard this off season to get better. I like that in players, he’s not Matt Kemp

        • Grey

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          Waiting for you to defend Cody!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: *takes off shirt and starts dancing around in a circle* Im here mother fuckers!

            • Grey

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              Haha

              • Crime Dog says:
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                @Grey: Shawn Green, not a bad comp. I love how Bellinger in his first 2 years in rookie ball was more of a GB hitter, didn’t really hit for power. Dodgers told him they wanted him to hang dong more, so he completely changed his swing and then basically immediately started to hang more dong. That’s an impressive change with how quick the results were, swing changes can be tricky. “The Kid” is gifted!

                • Grey

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                  Shawn Green had a solid career, but I think Cody’s going to blown it away

  33. Crime Dog says:
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    I thought you were all in on Taylor??? Are you still drafting him at 55? I think I could probably get him around 120, great value?

    That plumber crack eating the Dorito was disgusting (hilarious). As soon as that ass popped up on the screen my eyes were glued, and then that Dorito going in was in slow motion HA!

    • Grey

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      Haha, yeah, I’d draft Taylor, just saying a cheap alternative

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: you scared me there Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, Crime Dog

  34. What's a Drexl? says:
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    sounds like brocktune has upped his training regimen to include such awesome stuff such as:
    1. reenacting the Bane character from the last of the Batman trilogy
    2. getting ready for what appears to be a dog show where he’s the dog
    3. pulling what might be a target for horseshoes in rocky car-pulling style.

    what any of this has to do with baseball i have no idea.

    • Grey

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      Glad to see Polanco decided to step up his game as the rest of the Pirates team left in the middle of the night like the 80s Colts

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: it’s “his team now” as i’m sure many PIT newspaper writers will write, whatever that means. all i know is it’s the season of luplow and as anybody knows the leaves never turn brown in luplow town.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: hahahah, reading the 60 SP page, just awesome this line here:
          “Slice of bread bookmark.” Would a slice of bread work as a bookmark? Sure. Can you find better things to hold a page in a book? I’d guess so” and yeah those guys go up in value in 16 and ups for the guaranteed innings.

          • Grey

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            Ha, thanks!

        • Grey

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          Polanco’s last guy I’d want to be in charge of how well a team does, he doesn’t seem like he cares

  35. Justin says:
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    Are there any writers at ESPN that are worth a damn!?

    Just putting in my $0.02, half the fun of owning players in fantasy baseball is so you can watch them. If you got a boner for Cody B, let it rage…if you got a chubby for Judge, rock out. Sometimes you get Odor’d or Desmondeded…dammit, I’m undoing my argument. BASICALLY FOLLOW YOUR ERECTION.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rock out with your Dick Pole out!

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Justin: aren’t like at least 85% of people accidental births? this following your erection stuff doesn’t seem smart. less ramifications for fantasy baseball of course than the other, but still doesn’t speak well of it.

  36. OaktownSteve says:
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    I thought you were the zinger not the zingee above my friend. I read the joke as the didn’t meet at the all star game because they weren’t on it?
    Anyhoooo…

    The Bellinger thing above was a good thread. Good to see Magoo back.

  37. Sean says:
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    Carlos Gonzalez outside of the top 500 seems a bit harsh.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Sean: he’s said before he’ll rank him if/when he signs somewhere.

  38. William Hung says:
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    Top 500? But you went all the way to 529! #fakenews!

    Good luck to everyone this season! Hopefully the Mets only have 10% of the injuries from last season, which would still be above average…

  39. Big League Wood says:
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    Polanco should have been in the muppet Grey video.
    15/15/.255 on a crappy teams feels like Kevin Pillar.

    Like both Puig and Rosales in the OF.

  40. Michael says:
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    Hey Grey,

    getting ready for the start of the season and sitting on a smorgasbord of pitching but only 4 spots that I can fill.

    opinion on who I should keep?

    J. Lester
    C. Morton
    M. Tanaka
    C. Kimbrel (only closer)
    Z. Davies
    J. Urena
    R. Lopez
    J.A. Happ
    K. Graveman

    I also picked up Hunter Green on a supplimental halfway thorugh the season last year but am thinking if I can to use him to sweeten a trade ifI really need to open space

    I was thinking of keeping:

    C. Morton
    M. Tanaka
    C. Kimbrel (usually like to have 3 relievers for our points makeup)

    and either Hunter Greene or Zach Davies.

    I have been shopping Lester around for picks as I really think he only has a year or two left and I don’t want to wait until it is to late to get value out of him.

    thoughts?

  41. Tom Caliendo says:
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    Hey Grey – where can i find a break down of tiers?

  42. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is this the kind of team I should be aiming for in a 12 team H2H categories?
    It’s 6×6 with OBP and holds.

    Any of these guys you would be avoiding?
    Am I too light in pitching?

    C Tyler Flowers ATL C
    1B Cody Bellinger LAD 1B,LF
    2B Dee Gordon SEA 2B
    SS Manny Machado BAL 3B,SS
    3B Travis Shaw MIL 1B,3B
    OF Giancarlo Stanton NYY RF
    OF Yasiel Puig LAD RF
    OF Lorenzo Cain MIL CF,RF
    Util Eric Hosmer FA 1B
    Util Ronald Acuna ATL CF
    Bench
    1B Trey Mancini BAL 1B,LF,DH

    SP Carlos Martinez STL SP
    SP Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP
    RP Felipe Rivero PIT RP
    RP Andrew Miller CLE RP
    RP Archie Bradley ARI SP,RP
    P Blake Treinen OAK RP
    P Shane Greene DET SP,RP
    P Luke Gregerson STL RP
    P Dellin Betances NYY RP

    Bench
    P Luis Castillo CIN SP,RP
    P Luke Weaver STL SP
    P Jacob Faria TB SP
    P Charlie Morton HOU SP

  43. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Will the War Room be available in excel with the dashboard tab labeling tiers? This has been the best resource in years past.

  44. Jon says:
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    Can we get a filter option for AL and NL?

  45. JoeyBagofDoughnuts says:
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    2017 Champ with you and the Razzball teams incredible help and entertainment!!!!! THANK YOU.

    16 team H2H keeper league w/ 2B, BB, & OPS and IP, L, QS in addition to the standard categories. Auction Draft. Limited to 30 waiver moves and no bench spots, so streaming is not an option.

    We keep 5 players or $60 in value (Yahoo league, but keeper values based on ESPN keeper $ amounts).

    I think Severino (1) and Ian Happ (2) are easy choices. For the remaining $58 and/or 3 players who do you keep?

    Trea Turner (35)
    Anthony Rizzo (29)
    Edwin Encarnacion (20)
    Dee Gordon (18)
    AJ Pollock (16)
    Matt Carpenter (13)
    Aaron Nola (6)
    Dexter Fowler (2)
    Delino DeShields (1)

    I think Turner over Rizzo (although having him at 2B is really intriguing), but then I start getting all over the place

    Turner + (Edwin or Gordon) + Fowler
    Or
    Turner + (Pollock or Carpenter) + (Fowler or Nola)
    Or
    Something totally different?

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Turner, Pollock and Nola — take followups to my newest post

  46. CrazyJ says:
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    Peraza is not supposed to be .268 instead of .286?

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