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
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF OF 46 601 116 39 97 25 0.277
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS SS 40 581 114 37 98 27 0.274
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 39 536 104 40 117 10 0.312
Mookie Betts LAD OF OF 38 607 121 30 91 24 0.310
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 37 542 103 39 109 7 0.284
Trevor Story COL SS SS 36 589 105 33 98 19 0.288
Trea Turner WSH SS SS 35 608 106 20 74 33 0.306
Francisco Lindor NYM SS SS 34 608 112 34 87 17 0.283
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 34 564 91 29 101 23 0.268
Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 33 551 106 38 112 12 0.278
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 33 549 104 34 102 16 0.288
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 33 597 102 27 81 25 0.294
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 31 588 101 32 113 4 0.297
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 30 562 97 35 110 12 0.266
Manny Machado SD 3B 3B 30 584 97 34 104 10 0.278
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 30 204 16 0 2.48 0.91 261
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 29 205 16 0 2.77 0.94 266
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS SS 28 581 90 17 76 51 0.253
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 27 569 72 28 84 26 0.271
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 27 602 106 31 109 8 0.284
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 27 591 94 32 88 15 0.302
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 27 589 89 36 107 0 0.281
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 26 603 109 22 66 24 0.286
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 26 193 16 0 2.51 0.95 244
Yu Darvish SD SP SP 25 188 14 0 2.79 1.03 237
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 24 609 102 34 114 1 0.294
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 3B 24 592 97 36 109 1 0.284
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 24 607 92 29 97 15 0.262
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 24 584 95 45 108 1 0.249
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 24 201 15 0 2.89 1.02 236
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 23 190 16 0 3.18 1.03 239
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 23 158 14 0 3.07 1.00 188
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 23 178 14 0 3.33 1.09 209
Trevor Bauer LAD SP SP 23 203 15 0 3.47 1.18 247
Matt Olson OAK 1B 1B 22 571 88 39 102 1 0.246
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 22 604 112 20 74 6 0.312
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 22 581 94 34 109 3 0.279
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B 22 567 105 29 107 5 0.274
Yordan Alvarez HOU DH OF 21 583 91 42 108 0 0.281
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF 21 567 82 31 94 13 0.251
George Springer TOR OF OF 21 524 92 32 86 5 0.272
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF 20 556 83 32 97 7 0.263
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 20 571 104 28 81 6 0.288
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B 20 564 88 28 96 10 0.241
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 20 174 12 0 3.47 1.12 237
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 20 551 94 26 103 2 0.294
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 20 186 12 0 3.37 1.15 227
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 20 154 11 0 3.12 1.01 189
Javier Baez CHC SS SS 20 597 86 33 97 12 0.271
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 20 158 10 0 3.07 1.14 182
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 19 577 79 25 84 12 0.258
Corey Seager LAD SS SS 19 595 92 24 86 3 0.296
Nick Castellanos CIN OF OF 19 594 89 31 92 3 0.277
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 19 541 86 23 83 17 0.248
Randy Arozarena TB OF OF 19 517 73 22 78 17 0.286
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B/OF 18 613 102 12 62 22 0.284
Keston Hiura MIL 2B 2B 17 581 84 34 103 10 0.241
Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 17 184 13 0 2.81 1.06 181
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 2B 17 588 94 23 81 6 0.301
Starling Marte MIA OF OF 16 547 85 16 69 24 0.277
Trent Grisham SD OF OF 16 542 83 22 72 25 0.247
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 3B 16 574 91 36 93 1 0.239
Blake Snell SD SP SP 16 153 13 0 3.12 1.18 187
Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP 16 162 12 0 3.41 1.14 178
Lance Lynn CHW SP SP 16 204 15 0 3.61 1.11 212
Brandon Lowe TB 2B/OF 2B/OF 16 518 77 29 83 6 0.258
Luke Voit NYY 1B 1B 16 569 94 33 104 0 0.268
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 1B 16 584 86 24 94 3 0.292
Cavan Biggio TOR 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF 16 564 81 19 71 19 0.241
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 16 159 12 0 2.94 1.02 169
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 15 76 3 36 2.54 0.91 129
Sonny Gray CIN SP SP 15 172 13 0 3.71 1.16 192
Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B 15 563 83 36 93 4 0.238
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 15 531 88 34 94 3 0.246
Dinelson Lamet SD SP SP 15 129 6 0 3.88 1.22 149
Max Fried ATL SP SP 15 171 14 0 3.64 1.22 164
Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 15 133 10 0 3.92 1.22 164
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 15 444 79 29 71 3 0.253
Austin Meadows TB OF OF 15 411 71 22 54 10 0.257
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR OF OF 15 579 88 30 101 8 0.276
Marcus Semien TOR SS SS 14 573 88 26 71 12 0.249
Dylan Moore SEA 2B/OF 2B/OF 14 567 85 21 62 17 0.262
Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP 14 164 12 0 3.36 1.14 187
Gleyber Torres NYY SS SS 14 556 83 25 90 5 0.272
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 14 58 4 36 2.66 1.02 102
Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 14 63 2 32 2.82 1.16 108
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C/1B 13 524 87 24 81 8 0.272
Dylan Bundy LAA SP SP 13 178 13 0 3.43 1.06 187
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 13 162 10 0 3.42 1.01 152
Jose Berrios MIN SP SP 13 191 13 0 3.76 1.19 196
Jesus Luzardo OAK SP SP 13 135 10 0 3.24 1.21 137
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 13 571 91 29 96 2 0.271
Nelson Cruz MIN DH DH 13 502 70 33 89 0 0.273
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 12 537 83 25 68 13 0.266
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B 12 591 83 29 94 8 0.283
Franmil Reyes CLE DH DH 12 572 84 40 96 0 0.267
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 12 541 86 29 89 5 0.267
Mike Moustakas CIN 1B/2B 1B/2B 12 537 73 32 87 3 0.236
Liam Hendriks CHW RP RP 12 70 4 35 2.43 1.01 99
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF 12 567 82 32 93 2 0.271
Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF OF 12 541 78 30 91 7 0.237
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 12 568 103 19 59 7 0.304
Wil Myers SD OF OF 11 558 72 23 82 6 0.277
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 11 139 11 0 3.41 1.10 131
Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 11 124 8 0 3.41 1.19 167
Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 11 154 10 0 3.49 1.09 188
Giancarlo Stanton NYY DH DH 11 461 71 33 82 2 0.254
Raisel Iglesias LAA RP RP 11 67 2 34 2.52 1.06 84
J.D. Martinez BOS DH OF 11 551 81 31 94 2 0.257
Chris Paddack SD SP SP 11 161 12 0 3.61 1.06 165
Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 11 164 10 0 3.71 1.14 169
Alec Bohm PHI 1B/3B 1B/3B 11 581 88 22 81 5 0.289
Will Smith LAD C C 11 478 71 21 77 2 0.266
Brad Hand WSH RP RP 11 61 5 33 2.69 1.05 83
James Karinchak CLE RP RP 11 61 3 27 2.44 1.08 107
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3b 3b 11 509 66 16 74 13 0.289
Eddie Rosario CLE OF OF 11 524 77 29 88 4 0.271
Tommy Edman STL 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 11 581 88 15 61 19 0.262
Richard Rodriguez PIT RP RP 11 68 2 27 2.89 1.04 97
Nick Anderson TB RP RP 10 64 5 27 2.51 0.95 105
Salvador Perez KC C C 10 519 67 25 82 1 0.246
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 10 59 4 34 3.11 1.11 77
Miguel Sano MIN 1B 1B 10 541 74 37 89 0 0.231
Nick Solak TEX 2B/OF 2B/OF 10 533 82 18 65 16 0.266
Didi Gregorius PHI SS SS 10 512 73 25 84 6 0.271
Kris Bryant CHC 3B 3B 10 528 84 22 72 3 0.264
Jared Walsh LAA 1B 1B 10 487 79 24 71 1 0.281
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 10 533 72 24 83 2 0.268
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF 10 568 86 18 76 3 0.303
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF 10 512 77 20 82 1 0.281
Yasmani Grandal CHW C C/1B 10 479 74 24 79 2 0.239
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 10 512 67 21 74 3 0.279
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 10 433 71 18 66 16 0.261
Ian Anderson ATL SP SP 10 132 8 0 3.78 1.24 157
Ian Happ CHC OF OF 10 541 86 31 71 8 0.252
Sixto Sanchez MIA SP SP 9 105 8 0 3.31 1.12 101
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 9 123 7 0 3.66 1.12 134
Gio Urshela NYY 3B 3B 9 521 73 19 59 1 0.294
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 9 182 13 0 3.87 1.12 161
Jorge Soler KC OF OF 9 541 71 35 83 2 0.242
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 9 546 85 21 71 9 0.267
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF 9 581 76 23 87 3 0.267
Victor Robles WSH OF OF 9 562 73 18 70 21 0.230
Paul DeJong STL SS SS 9 566 84 28 75 4 0.241
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 9 154 12 0 3.81 1.19 166
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 9 58 2 29 3.09 1.18 76
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 9 191 12 0 3.39 1.14 154
Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 3B 9 412 62 22 74 2 0.242
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 9 184 11 0 3.89 1.24 181
Leody Taveras TEX OF OF 9 587 87 13 48 26 0.253
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 9 65 4 32 3.66 1.36 95
John Means BAL SP SP 8 172 10 0 3.78 1.10 167
J.D. Davis NYM 3B/OF 3B/OF 8 497 71 23 79 3 0.271
Austin Riley ATL 3B 3B 8 582 84 31 96 2 0.277
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 8 491 71 23 80 2 0.277
Kyle Schwarber WSH OF OF 8 503 80 32 94 3 0.239
Clint Frazier NYY OF OF 8 434 62 21 67 6 0.264
Chris Bassitt OAK SP SP 8 162 12 0 3.49 1.18 156
Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 1B 8 489 71 29 82 3 0.229
Eduardo Escobar ARI 3B 3B 7 575 64 26 72 4 0.252
Josh Bell WSH 1B 1B 7 512 73 26 81 1 0.257
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 7 549 91 31 71 3 0.247
Devin Williams MIL RP RP 7 71 5 4 2.18 0.97 123
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 7 182 9 0 3.63 1.18 170
Tommy Pham SD OF OF 7 461 61 17 72 12 0.257
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP 7 151 9 0 3.89 1.27 174
Jorge Polanco MIN SS SS 7 572 83 23 74 8 0.272
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP 7 169 11 0 3.47 1.21 174
Rafael Montero SEA RP RP 7 61 2 27 3.41 1.06 70
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF 7 501 86 21 72 5 0.291
Christian Vazquez BOS C C 7 467 62 21 71 5 0.272
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 7 537 81 24 88 5 0.265
Joe Musgrove SD SP SP 7 152 11 0 3.81 1.23 161
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP 6 179 12 0 3.56 1.10 156
Joey Gallo TEX OF OF 6 507 71 34 87 7 0.204
Willson Contreras CHC C C 6 421 57 18 67 2 0.259
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 6 467 69 17 72 8 0.272
Hunter Dozier KC 1B/OF 1B/OF 6 551 71 27 81 5 0.249
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP 6 161 9 0 3.77 1.18 167
Zack Greinke HOU SP SP 6 177 10 0 4.21 1.10 163
Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 6 142 9 0 3.91 1.21 148
David Price LAD SP SP 6 128 9 0 4.02 1.26 131
Mike Soroka ATL SP SP 6 156 11 0 4.07 1.23 126
James McCann NYM C C 6 432 51 16 61 3 0.264
David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 5 604 94 8 51 8 0.310
German Marquez COL SP SP 5 181 9 0 4.12 1.29 184
Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 5 118 9 0 3.84 1.16 128
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 5 464 59 12 57 23 0.263
Jake Cronenworth SD OF 1B/2B/SS 5 441 61 12 67 12 0.298
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX SS/3B SS/3B 5 569 78 8 61 18 0.283
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 5 152 8 0 4.03 1.17 131
Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B 1B 5 406 70 21 73 2 0.287
Marcus Stroman NYM SP SP 5 152 10 0 3.77 1.28 148
Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 5 457 68 21 74 1 0.266
Alex Colome MIN RP RP 5 64 3 25 3.41 1.12 55
Ha-Seong Kim SD SS SS 0 519 62 17 58 15 0.254
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP 5 131 9 0 3.56 1.21 128
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF 4 541 81 8 53 20 0.287
Jarred Kelenic SEA OF OF 4 396 52 16 56 14 0.269
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 4 531 74 19 53 8 0.278
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP 4 152 10 0 3.71 1.08 128
Elieser Hernandez MIA SP SP 4 124 7 0 3.64 1.22 127
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 4 381 52 20 63 9 0.273
Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B 1B/3B 4 553 71 23 82 3 0.263
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF 4 515 71 25 84 0 0.261
Sean Murphy OAK C C 4 426 59 20 69 0 0.236
Bobby Dalbec BOS 1B 1B 4 518 61 27 68 3 0.228
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C C 4 414 54 16 61 2 0.252
Kirby Yates TOR RP RP 4 52 2 29 3.81 1.37 71
Amir Garrett CIN RP RP 4 65 3 24 3.05 1.32 88
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 1B 4 531 70 21 83 2 0.271
Joakim Soria ARI RP RP 4 61 2 22 3.78 1.21 63
Craig Kimbrel CHC RP RP 4 64 3 21 4.47 1.41 94
Drew Pomeranz SD RP RP 4 72 5 15 3.27 1.31 88
Evan White SEA 1B 1B 3 551 62 21 71 3 0.251
Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 3 184 11 0 4.14 1.30 136
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 3 138 8 0 4.07 1.26 141
Corey Kluber NYY SP SP 3 121 8 0 4.08 1.21 123
Jesse Winker CIN OF OF 3 471 64 24 75 2 0.277
Trevor Rosenthal OAK RP RP 3 52 2 23 3.37 1.18 65
Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 1B 3 512 71 25 81 0 0.241
Jose Leclerc TEX RP RP 3 64 3 24 4.33 1.36 84
Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 3 126 8 0 4.23 1.31 129
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 3 151 10 0 3.92 1.08 129
Hector Neris PHI RP RP 3 64 3 22 4.02 1.36 79
Austin Nola SD C C 3 427 58 14 62 2 0.263
Ryan McMahon COL 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 3 477 67 22 75 3 0.245
Scott Kingery PHI 2B/OF 2B/OF 3 524 61 16 71 14 0.242
Willy Adames TB SS SS 3 489 58 18 72 8 0.253
Gary Sanchez NYY C C 3 346 54 25 67 0 0.228
Will Smith LAD RP RP 3 61 3 16 3.03 1.01 71
Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 3 154 10 0 3.71 1.10 144
Tommy La Stella SF 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 3 438 62 18 71 1 0.284
Carson Kelly ARI C C 3 366 46 17 55 0 0.232
James Paxton SEA SP SP 3 132 9 0 3.91 1.24 147
Kolten Wong MIL 2B 2B 3 417 81 10 56 21 0.272
Hunter Harvey BAL RP RP 3 61 1 17 4.33 1.37 63
Hanser Alberto KC 2B 2B/3B 3 433 57 9 52 3 0.284
Daniel Bard COL RP RP 3 60 4 20 4.41 1.37 64
Jake Odorizzi FA SP SP 3 162 10 0 3.94 1.31 163
Griffin Canning LAA SP SP 2 141 8 0 3.97 1.26 142
Brady Singer KC SP SP 2 141 8 0 3.81 1.14 133
Dane Dunning TEX SP SP 2 132 7 0 3.89 1.16 141
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 2 397 51 11 58 19 0.268
Jon Berti MIA 2B/OF 2B/3B/ OF 2 376 51 6 44 21 0.263
Renato Nunez DET 1B 1B 2 401 60 27 70 0 0.246
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF 2 489 81 16 65 10 0.277
Nick Madrigal CHW 2B 2B 2 517 66 2 46 16 0.318
Greg Holland KC RP RP 2 49 2 15 4.51 1.43 52
Alex Reyes STL RP RP 2 52 3 12 3.33 1.29 64
Manuel Margot TB OF OF 2 404 54 7 48 24 0.271
Taylor Rogers MIN RP RP 2 66 3 9 2.96 1.21 74
Hunter Renfroe BOS OF OF 2 431 58 27 71 4 0.246
AJ Pollock LAD OF OF 2 424 58 22 67 7 0.262
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF 2 441 81 22 56 11 0.228
Jean Segura PHI 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 581 72 15 77 13 0.272
Joc Pederson CHC OF OF 2 417 69 28 71 3 0.233
Diego Castillo TB RP RP 2 64 5 7 3.21 1.14 71
Mark Canha OAK OF OF 2 437 71 23 83 6 0.246
Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B 2B 2 559 84 10 49 10 0.277
Ty France SEA 2B 1B/2B/ 3B 2 474 51 20 63 0 0.277
Triston McKenzie CLE SP SP 2 84 7 0 3.76 1.12 98
Nate Pearson TOR SP SP 2 102 5 0 4.27 1.24 109
Adbert Alzolay CHC SP SP 2 91 6 0 4.34 1.38 104
Chris Martin ATL RP RP 1 51 2 7 3.24 1.03 56
Mitch Keller PIT SP SP 1 127 7 0 4.33 1.37 117
Michael Pineda MIN SP SP 1 141 8 0 4.13 1.18 135
Danny Jansen TOR C C 1 377 48 16 55 1 0.238
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 1 87 6 1 3.77 1.21 131
Justus Sheffield SEA SP SP 1 142 9 0 4.12 1.28 126
Nick Wittgren CLE RP RP 1 60 4 3 3.41 1.05 64
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP 1 141 7 0 4.14 1.28 135
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 1 502 68 20 74 4 0.274
Jordan Romano TOR RP RP 1 65 5 6 3.87 1.30 87
Andrew McCutchen PHI OF OF 1 442 73 17 54 7 0.257
Caleb Smith ARI SP SP 1 136 8 0 4.22 1.25 141
Jameson Taillon NYY SP SP 1 119 8 0 4.21 1.29 108
Dustin May LAD SP SP 1 107 9 0 3.03 1.05 92
Jordan Hicks STL RP RP 1 47 2 8 3.68 1.21 50
Trevor May NYM RP RP 1 69 5 6 2.88 1.09 86
Mark Melancon SD RP RP 1 58 3 9 3.61 1.29 47
Jake McGee SF RP RP 1 53 2 12 3.77 1.28 61
Zack Britton NYY RP RP 1 62 4 3 3.38 1.09 59
MacKenzie Gore SD SP SP 1 82 7 0 3.05 1.08 104
Franchy Cordero BOS OF OF 1 421 61 19 68 12 0.259
Joey Wendle TB 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 1 443 61 12 71 9 0.275
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 1 61 4 0 3.44 1.25 71
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF 1 411 58 24 66 8 0.241
Willi Castro DET SS/3B SS/3B 1 552 64 15 61 15 0.246
Archie Bradley PHI RP RP 1 71 4 6 3.71 1.16 72
Yadier Molina STL C C 1 401 49 11 61 2 0.258
Anthony Bass MIA RP RP 1 51 2 14 3.89 1.09 45
Chris Sale BOS SP SP 1 98 4 0 3.54 1.13 127
Joe Jimenez DET RP RP 1 61 1 11 4.45 1.31 63
Wilson Ramos DET C C 1 387 47 13 54 0 0.271
Josh Naylor CLE OF 1B/OF 1 506 71 23 67 1 0.272
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP 1 69 5 5 3.54 1.03 88
Cristian Pache ATL OF OF 1 461 51 14 54 11 0.244
Jorge Alfaro MIA C C 1 381 41 15 51 2 0.242
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF 1 408 56 21 64 5 0.249
Starlin Castro WSH 2B 2B 1 519 69 17 73 1 0.267
Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP 1 95 5 0 3.61 1.28 102
Jonathan Schoop DET 2B 2B 1 474 58 23 66 1 0.254
Jurickson Profar SD 2B/OF 2B/OF 1 389 54 16 57 7 0.261
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF 1 458 57 15 58 19 0.254
Aaron Bummer CHW RP RP 1 65 3 4 3.19 1.28 71
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B 1 581 67 24 78 5 0.231
Jonathan Villar NYM 2B/SS 2B/SS 1 302 43 6 41 22 0.246
Alex Kirilloff MIN OF OF 1 332 44 15 46 4 0.267
Avisail Garcia MIL OF OF 0 512 63 22 74 8 0.248
Enrique Hernandez BOS 2B/OF 2B/OF 0 467 57 20 64 4 0.236
Stefan Crichton ARI RP RP 0 58 2 4 4.03 1.23 56
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 2B/SS 0 403 54 14 61 3 0.249
Gavin Lux LAD 2B 2B 0 303 44 12 41 6 0.271
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP 0 61 4 7 3.41 1.28 58
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP 0 62 4 5 3.77 1.37 66
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B 0 441 58 16 63 3 0.262
Jake Diekman OAK RP RP 0 63 1 4 3.88 1.41 84
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS 0 555 61 18 68 7 0.253
Tom Murphy SEA C C 0 281 36 17 44 2 0.223
Tanner Rainey WSH RP RP 0 61 4 2 3.51 1.27 91
Carlos Santana KC 1B 1B 0 521 76 24 81 2 0.231
Jose Alvarado PHI RP RP 0 58 2 3 4.23 1.37 75
Andrelton Simmons MIN SS SS 0 538 59 8 64 9 0.281
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS 0 502 56 18 64 7 0.251
Jonathan Hernandez TEX RP RP 0 71 5 4 4.11 1.23 72
Adam Ottavino BOS RP RP 0 69 4 5 2.98 1.37 91
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 3B 0 576 68 20 75 2 0.252
C.J. Cron COL 1B 1B 0 444 64 26 72 0 0.249
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B 0 531 72 16 77 2 0.254
Kwang Hyun Kim STL SP SP 0 172 10 0 3.89 1.30 124
Chad Green NYY RP RP 0 68 4 1 3.61 1.11 87
Zach Davies CHC SP SP 0 161 7 0 3.93 1.28 122
Colin Moran PIT 1B 1B 0 461 51 17 62 0 0.257
Brad Keller KC SP SP 0 154 8 0 4.03 1.29 115
Mauricio Dubon SF 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ OF 0 504 52 10 48 12 0.280
David Peralta ARI OF OF 0 387 47 16 54 3 0.287
Daulton Varsho ARI C/OF C/OF 0 281 32 6 31 9 0.277
Brandon Kintzler PHI RP RP 0 56 3 5 4.23 1.34 41
Carter Kieboom WSH 3B 3B 0 492 61 17 65 5 0.237
Myles Straw HOU OF OF 0 370 46 2 41 29 0.264
Nomar Mazara DET OF OF 0 376 45 19 56 1 0.254
Nick Senzel CIN OF OF 0 397 51 14 55 14 0.261
Anthony DeSclafani SF SP SP 0 147 6 0 4.24 1.28 123
Nate Lowe TEX 1B 1B 0 402 56 18 54 1 0.248
Kohei Arihara SP SP 0 148 8 0 4.17 1.22 111
Yimi Garcia MIA RP RP 0 63 2 6 4.09 1.11 68
Reyes Moronta SF RP RP 0 62 2 6 3.20 1.34 74
Taijuan Walker NYM SP SP 0 133 8 0 4.21 1.32 126
Drew Smyly ATL SP SP -1 138 10 0 4.34 1.32 143
Matthew Boyd DET SP SP -1 164 8 0 4.37 1.27 161
Danny Duffy KC SP SP -1 148 7 0 4.41 1.31 138
Spencer Turnbull DET SP SP -1 158 7 0 4.44 1.38 146
Lou Trivino OAK RP RP -1 65 4 3 4.09 1.33 69
Mike Minor KC SP SP -1 177 8 0 4.23 1.23 167
Danny Santana FA 1B 1B -1 376 50 14 54 11 0.230
Luis Severino NYY SP SP -1 91 6 0 4.04 1.26 101
Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 1B -1 402 51 15 58 1 0.266
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP -1 124 6 0 4.22 1.32 127
Josh Lindblom MIL SP SP -1 139 8 0 4.29 1.31 146
Spencer Howard PHI SP SP -1 112 6 0 4.51 1.41 108
Tejay Antone CIN SP SP -1 102 3 0 4.33 1.28 114
Domingo German NYY SP SP -1 89 6 0 4.44 1.31 95
Luis Patino TB SP SP -1 112 5 0 4.38 1.35 115
Mike Zunino TB C C -1 374 38 19 48 0 0.196
Michael Kopech CHW SP SP -1 104 3 0 4.47 1.39 122
Daulton Jefferies OAK SP SP -1 84 6 0 4.30 1.29 91
Yan Gomes WSH C C -1 357 41 12 49 1 0.234
Maikel Franco FA 3B 3B -1 408 47 18 54 1 0.249
Emilio Pagan SD RP RP -1 66 4 2 3.39 1.07 72
Deivi Garcia NYY SP SP -1 114 6 0 4.61 1.36 117
Tarik Skubal DET SP SP -1 84 3 0 4.33 1.34 98
Mitch Garver MIN C C -1 266 36 14 39 0 0.238
Mike Mayers LAA RP RP -1 54 4 3 3.67 1.36 58
Casey Mize DET SP SP -1 89 4 0 4.37 1.22 84
Tanner Scott BAL RP RP -1 51 2 5 3.40 1.31 60
Clarke Schmidt NYY SP SP -1 82 5 0 4.03 1.31 88
Gregory Soto DET RP RP -1 56 2 5 4.36 1.46 61
Scott Barlow KC RP RP -1 66 3 3 3.89 1.22 80
A.J. Puk OAK SP SP -1 65 4 0 4.12 1.35 74
Lucas Sims CIN RP RP -1 60 4 3 4.12 1.30 79
Jacob Stallings PIT C C -1 334 41 7 44 0 0.256
Max Stassi LAA C C -1 341 42 14 46 0 0.236
Peter Fairbanks TB RP RP -1 55 4 3 4.04 1.41 76
Elias Diaz COL C C -1 357 41 11 46 0 0.267
Buster Posey SF C C -1 344 42 6 45 0 0.251
Josh Staumont KC RP RP -1 62 4 4 4.11 1.48 74
Jose Trevino TEX C C -1 404 39 9 47 2 0.247
Ronald Guzman TEX 1B 1B -1 402 47 15 54 1 0.252
Carlos Martinez STL SP SP -1 105 6 0 4.18 1.34 91
Bryan Garcia DET RP RP -1 54 1 7 4.71 1.47 47
Emmanuel Clase CLE RP RP -1 51 3 2 3.12 1.09 55
Ryan Jeffers MIN C C -1 287 31 10 36 1 0.267
Adrian Houser MIL SP SP -1 144 8 0 4.29 1.31 127
Omar Narvaez MIL C C -1 287 33 9 32 0 0.265
Felix Pena LAA RP RP -1 74 6 1 3.76 1.28 78
Andrew Miller STL RP RP -1 65 5 3 4.37 1.34 79
Wilmer Flores SF 1B/2B 1B/2B -1 329 41 17 48 1 0.258
Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP -1 149 9 0 4.27 1.34 136
Chance Sisco BAL C C -1 252 28 9 32 1 0.218
Jake Bauers CLE 1B/OF 1B/OF -1 352 43 14 47 8 0.232
Shogo Akiyama CIN OF OF -1 389 62 7 42 19 0.271
David Dahl TEX OF OF -1 402 54 15 58 6 0.252
Roman Quinn PHI OF OF -1 366 51 4 47 24 0.247
Jose Iglesias LAA SS SS -1 472 64 8 68 6 0.283
Adam Duvall MIA OF OF -2 316 54 21 64 1 0.239
Garrett Crochet RP RP 0 58 3 2 4.23 1.39 67
Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP -2 168 7 0 4.41 1.38 141
Pedro Severino BAL C C -2 245 27 8 30 1 0.239
Luis Urias MIL 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -2 491 51 16 60 5 0.234
Alex Dickerson SF OF OF -2 430 71 18 74 1 0.281
Tyler Duffey MIN RP RP -2 68 5 1 2.79 1.06 88
Chad Pinder OAK 2B/3B 2B/3B -2 466 54 14 61 1 0.239
Corey Dickerson MIA OF OF -2 411 61 17 51 3 0.261
Sean Doolittle CIN RP RP -2 41 2 3 4.24 1.33 38
Daniel Hudson WSH RP RP -2 62 2 4 4.03 1.19 70
Tucker Barnhart CIN C C -2 307 33 10 38 0 0.219
Miguel Rojas MIA SS SS -2 437 56 9 51 10 0.281
Evan Longoria SF 3B 3B -2 486 54 20 61 2 0.258
A.J. Minter ATL RP RP -2 64 4 2 3.18 1.29 69
Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B 1B -2 334 39 14 48 0 0.277
Harrison Bader STL OF OF -2 467 61 15 67 13 0.224
Rio Ruiz BAL 3B 3B -2 459 57 20 64 2 0.237
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF -2 484 56 19 64 8 0.236
JaCoby Jones DET OF OF -2 508 57 21 68 9 0.221
Andrew Benintendi KC OF OF -2 499 66 14 69 9 0.261
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -2 448 58 15 56 6 0.254
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF -2 441 58 19 66 5 0.241
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B -2 408 51 22 54 7 0.203
Tyler Rogers SF RP RP -2 66 4 6 4.21 1.31 59
Justin Upton LAA OF OF -2 445 68 24 78 2 0.219
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL OF OF -2 512 66 19 73 5 0.229
Adam Eaton CHW OF OF -2 408 58 9 61 10 0.252
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF -2 466 61 18 66 7 0.236
Robbie Grossman DET OF OF -2 464 61 15 66 10 0.238
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -2 378 54 13 49 16 0.239
Victor Caratini SD C C -2 231 33 10 37 0 0.261
Dexter Fowler LAA OF OF -2 481 61 16 63 5 0.230
Kole Calhoun ARI OF OF -2 378 51 17 45 1 0.228
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF -2 489 69 10 41 16 0.252
Asdrubal Cabrera ARI 1B/3B 1B/3B -2 354 41 13 39 1 0.244
Robbie Ray TOR SP SP -2 164 8 0 4.58 1.43 203
DJ Stewart BAL OF OF -2 402 58 15 51 5 0.236
Jose Quintana LAA SP SP -2 161 8 0 4.44 1.35 143
Brusdar Graterol LAD RP RP -2 60 4 2 3.21 1.03 62
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -2 159 9 0 4.31 1.40 132
Miguel Andujar NYY OF 3B/OF -2 271 31 14 38 0 0.281
Cedric Mullins BAL OF OF -2 202 33 5 19 15 0.268
Victor Reyes DET OF OF -2 279 29 6 26 12 0.281
Ryan Brasier BOS RP RP -2 52 2 3 4.19 1.35 56
Cole Tucker PIT OF OF -2 386 40 8 42 10 0.224
Sergio Romo OAK RP RP -2 61 2 3 4.34 1.31 63
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -2 128 5 0 4.26 1.18 108
Garrett Richards BOS SP SP -2 74 4 0 3.78 1.29 78
Michael A. Taylor KC OF OF -2 337 41 8 44 18 0.224
Kevin Pillar NYM OF OF -2 271 31 9 26 7 0.271
Jo Adell LAA OF OF -2 278 31 12 38 3 0.228
Randal Grichuk TOR OF OF -2 268 33 15 41 1 0.253
Mike Tauchman NYY OF OF -2 274 32 8 35 8 0.251
Aristides Aquino CIN OF OF -2 194 26 14 34 2 0.212
Julio Rodriguez OF -2 144 18 7 21 0 0.282
Edward Olivares KC OF OF -2 264 26 7 34 12 0.271
Francisco Mejia TB C C -2 235 31 8 33 1 0.264
Alejandro Kirk TOR C C -2 204 24 8 31 1 0.286
Jared Oliva PIT OF OF -2 127 21 4 19 8 0.233
Mitch Moreland OAK 1B 1B -2 333 50 21 57 0 0.240
Kyle Higashioka NYY C C -2 231 28 12 32 0 0.242
Mike Brosseau TB 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -2 264 34 10 36 0 0.271
Miguel Cabrera DET DH DH -2 445 52 16 64 2 0.252
Tanner Roark TOR SP SP -2 122 6 0 4.39 1.37 109
Jon Lester WSH SP SP -3 154 8 0 4.43 1.34 121
Freddy Galvis BAL 2B/SS 2B/SS -3 581 71 17 77 4 0.224
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP SP -3 76 4 0 3.07 1.04 80
J.A. Happ MIN SP SP -3 154 9 0 4.37 1.32 131
Michael Wacha TB SP SP -3 129 5 0 4.47 1.48 121
Darwinzon Hernandez BOS RP RP -3 51 3 1 3.91 1.42 79
Evan Marshall CHW RP RP -3 52 4 2 3.79 1.33 48
Kris Bubic KC SP SP -3 116 5 0 4.19 1.34 119
Adam Frazier PIT 2B/OF 2B/OF -3 412 58 10 39 4 0.268
Donovan Solano SF 2B 2B/3B -3 477 54 6 46 1 0.262
Keynan Middleton SEA RP RP -3 60 3 3 3.71 1.39 52
David Peterson NYM SP SP -3 101 7 0 4.41 1.36 89
Lewin Diaz MIA 1B 1B -3 144 18 6 23 0 0.254
Dean Kremer BAL SP SP -3 141 7 0 4.51 1.41 145
J.B. Wendelken OAK RP RP -3 51 2 2 3.03 1.07 61
Kyle Wright ATL SP SP -3 108 5 0 4.56 1.42 102
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo TB 3B/OF 3B/OF -3 346 41 15 47 0 0.228
Keegan Akin BAL SP SP -3 132 7 0 4.58 1.47 143
Josh Jung TEX 3B 3B -3 170 21 6 25 1 0.272
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 337 42 12 51 7 0.241
Luis Garcia WSH 2B 2B -3 381 43 5 52 6 0.297
Michael Chavis BOS 1B/2B/ OF 1B/2B/ OF -3 254 31 11 35 1 0.222
Marwin Gonzalez BOS 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -3 271 32 12 40 2 0.257
Garrett Cooper MIA 1B 1B -3 287 31 10 33 0 0.277
Tanner Houck BOS SP SP -3 84 5 0 4.48 1.49 93
Adrian Morejon SD SP SP -3 64 4 0 3.81 1.25 78
Spencer Torkelson 3B -3 87 12 6 18 0 0.266
Rafael Dolis TOR RP RP -3 58 3 1 3.55 1.29 62
Michael Feliz PIT RP RP -3 62 4 2 4.33 1.39 73
Sam Huff TEX C C -3 191 19 7 23 0 0.239
Joey Bart SF C C -3 188 21 5 22 1 0.266
Trevor Rogers MIA SP SP -3 81 5 0 4.31 1.43 87
Josh Fuentes COL 1B 1B/3B -3 377 41 14 47 2 0.238
Tyler Stephenson CIN C C -3 178 24 6 31 0 0.278
Nico Hoerner CHC 2B/SS 2B/SS/ 3B -3 477 54 9 51 9 0.278
Blake Taylor HOU RP RP -3 66 4 3 4.29 1.38 59
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP -3 138 6 0 4.64 1.43 129
Nicky Lopez KC 2B 2B -3 306 21 2 26 7 0.268
Amed Rosario CLE SS SS -3 310 36 7 47 13 0.256
Adley Rutschman BAL C C -3 114 14 5 19 0 0.261
Aaron Sanchez SF SP SP -3 121 5 0 4.39 1.41 103
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP -3 161 9 0 4.61 1.32 141
Jaime Barria LAA RP RP -3 114 6 0 4.21 1.14 93
Joely Rodriguez TEX RP RP -3 67 4 1 4.44 1.33 76
Isaac Paredes DET 3B 3B -3 321 34 14 38 0 0.271
Edwin Rios LAD 3B 1B/3B -3 191 28 8 27 1 0.266
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B -3 302 38 14 44 0 0.231
Steven Matz TOR SP SP -3 121 7 0 4.33 1.35 112
Wander Franco TB SS SS -3 110 19 4 16 4 0.291
Jazz Chisholm MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS -3 268 31 13 34 10 0.206
Alec Mills CHC SP SP -3 145 8 0 4.44 1.18 104
Jeter Downs BOS SS SS -3 98 18 2 16 3 0.242
Alex Wood SF SP SP -3 121 7 0 4.41 1.33 101
Brent Suter MIL RP RP -3 81 4 1 3.64 1.05 83
Matt Wisler SF RP RP -3 52 1 4 4.31 1.31 59
Jose Garcia CIN SS SS -3 248 21 5 26 8 0.231
Anderson Tejeda TEX SS SS -3 91 11 4 14 3 0.219
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP -3 34 1 0 3.61 1.31 41
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP -3 128 7 0 4.48 1.24 96
Michael Lorenzen CIN SP SP -3 84 4 0 4.09 1.37 88
Edwin Encarnacion FA DH DH -3 364 54 22 64 0 0.221
JT Brubaker PIT SP SP -3 124 6 0 4.49 1.36 117
Roberto Perez CLE C C -3 377 38 8 47 0 0.214
Jason Castro HOU C C -3 303 33 8 37 0 0.202
Martin Maldonado HOU C C -3 291 29 9 31 1 0.214
Kurt Suzuki LAA C C -3 276 31 8 36 1 0.262
Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS 2B/SS -4 334 41 7 43 10 0.261
Andrew Knizner STL C C -4 387 41 10 49 3 0.236
David Bote CHC 2B/3B 2B/3B -4 388 48 12 52 4 0.229
Elvis Andrus OAK SS SS -4 445 58 10 57 11 0.248
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS -4 486 68 10 48 11 0.232
Daniel Vogelbach MIL DH DH -4 321 41 18 52 0 0.211
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS -4 507 54 12 61 4 0.234
Khris Davis TEX DH DH -4 312 38 18 49 0 0.207
Yandy Diaz TB 3B 3B -4 319 41 10 44 1 0.289
Lewis Brinson MIA OF OF -4 231 29 9 35 8 0.233
Yasiel Puig FA OF OF -4 423 61 26 74 11 0.261
Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF -4 277 33 8 31 10 0.219
Luis Arraez MIN 2B 2B -4 327 37 4 36 4 0.318
Daniel Johnson CLE OF OF -4 306 28 6 33 18 0.214
Luis Torrens SEA C C -4 278 31 8 32 0 0.276
Austin Slater SF OF OF -4 224 28 6 34 8 0.268
Erik Gonzalez PIT SS/3B SS/3B -4 488 47 11 51 10 0.237
Brett Gardner NYY OF OF -4 271 34 12 39 8 0.230
Josh Rojas ARI 2B 2B -4 191 31 6 27 8 0.231
Isan Diaz MIA 2B 2B -4 229 31 12 36 2 0.224
Anthony Alford PIT OF OF -4 226 22 4 24 12 0.208
Jose Marmolejos SEA OF 1B/OF -4 302 28 15 34 0 0.212
 
  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

  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.

    • Chris Harrelson says:
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      @Chris Harrelson:

      Never mind, I didn’t catch the added hitting stats next to the 82 ranking. Should have known.

  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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, good call…I’ll add it into Tools… It is in Rankings though

  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!

  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

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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

          Big Magoo says:
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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

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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

          Grey says:
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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

              Grey says:
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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

                  Grey says:
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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

      Grey says:
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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

      Grey says:
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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

            Grey says:
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            Ha, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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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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