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 40 219 44 15 36 15 0.287
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 39 204 43 14 41 6 0.312
Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 38 208 40 16 43 4 0.292
Trevor Story COL SS SS 36 216 39 14 38 6 0.293
Mookie Betts LAD OF OF 36 218 43 10 33 7 0.292
Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS 35 229 41 13 33 8 0.287
Trea Turner WSH SS SS 34 232 41 7 23 15 0.287
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 34 199 37 13 40 4 0.294
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 32 190 40 16 43 4 0.285
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS SS 31 220 39 12 25 11 0.259
Jose Ramirez 3B 3B 31 213 33 10 36 10 0.263
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B 31 219 39 15 42 1 0.306
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 31 194 39 12 41 1 0.312
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 31 218 35 16 41 0 0.263
Alex Bregman HOU SS/3B SS/3B 30 204 38 11 40 3 0.284
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 29 77 6 0 2.61 0.93 109
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 28 208 39 14 41 4 0.261
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 28 219 40 12 42 3 0.303
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS SS 26 206 31 6 29 19 0.258
Matt Olson OAK 1B 1B 26 224 35 14 40 0 0.273
J.D. Martinez BOS OF OF 26 191 34 12 36 1 0.288
Javier Baez CHC SS SS 24 220 38 11 40 6 0.286
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 24 221 39 13 41 2 0.307
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 24 77 6 0 2.58 0.96 98
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 24 75 6 0 2.69 0.99 89
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B/SS 2B/SS 24 204 33 12 35 2 0.264
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 24 76 6 0 2.81 1.01 92
Jose Altuve 2B 2B 24 216 30 8 34 3 0.303
George Springer HOU OF OF 24 204 40 11 31 2 0.281
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 24 66 5 0 2.83 1.02 93
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 23 73 6 0 2.91 1.03 87
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 22 71 6 0 3.03 1.03 83
Starling Marte ARI OF OF 22 215 36 8 32 8 0.289
Jonathan Villar MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS 22 209 31 6 25 11 0.257
Ketel Marte ARI 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 22 221 35 10 29 3 0.308
Yordan Alvarez HOU DH OF 22 197 33 13 39 1 0.291
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 22 232 38 9 29 6 0.291
Keston Hiura MIL 2B 2B 22 211 30 10 34 4 0.264
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 22 209 34 11 39 1 0.295
Jose Abreu 1B 1B 22 225 33 13 40 1 0.280
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 21 73 6 0 3.27 1.05 90
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 21 75 6 0 3.36 1.09 90
Eloy Jimenez 21 216 32 13 38 0 0.284
Austin Meadows TB OF OF 21 215 34 10 33 4 0.277
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 21 223 39 11 40 3 0.303
Manny Machado SD SS/3B SS/3B 20 219 33 13 38 2 0.269
Eugenio Suarez 3B 3B 20 215 30 14 39 1 0.274
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 20 73 6 0 3.32 1.09 88
Mike Clevinger CLE SP SP 20 71 6 0 3.07 1.06 83
Chris Paddack SD SP SP 19 64 4 0 3.03 0.96 73
Jorge Soler KC OF OF 19 216 31 13 38 1 0.271
Yoan Moncada 3B 3B 19 206 31 10 35 4 0.272
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 3B 19 214 35 14 39 0 0.256
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B 3B 19 211 29 11 34 0 0.291
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 19 187 34 13 36 1 0.265
Marcus Semien OAK SS SS 18 229 40 9 30 4 0.282
Yu Darvish CHC SP SP 18 67 5 0 3.41 1.09 86
Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 17 63 5 0 3.77 1.20 73
Charlie Morton TB SP SP 17 71 6 0 3.36 1.10 86
Ramon Laureano 17 213 30 10 29 6 0.272
Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 3B 17 189 35 12 36 1 0.254
Mike Moustakas CIN 2B/3B 2B/3B 17 211 29 13 33 1 0.252
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 17 216 32 8 27 8 0.272
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 17 218 36 7 27 7 0.284
Sonny Gray CIN SP SP 17 73 5 0 3.27 1.10 80
Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF 17 214 35 11 40 1 0.281
Nelson Cruz MIN DH DH 17 176 33 13 37 0 0.283
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 17 190 31 13 33 1 0.272
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 17 78 6 0 3.51 1.07 87
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 17 187 39 15 34 1 0.262
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 16 211 39 10 29 1 0.288
Blake Snell TB SP SP 16 57 4 0 3.12 1.09 70
Justin Verlander HOU SP SP 16 56 5 0 2.66 0.98 71
Zack Greinke HOU SP SP 16 76 6 0 3.44 1.09 68
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 16 217 34 11 36 1 0.264
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 16 61 5 0 3.42 1.05 60
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 16 26 2 15 2.48 0.84 47
Kirby Yates SD RP RP 16 23 1 16 2.37 0.91 36
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 16 22 1 14 2.41 1.10 34
Jose Berrios SP SP 16 75 6 0 3.54 1.11 76
Trevor Bauer CIN SP SP 16 80 5 0 3.61 1.16 96
Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B/OF 16 207 38 10 30 1 0.278
Joey Gallo TEX OF OF 16 184 28 12 33 2 0.247
Tommy Pham SD OF OF 15 214 29 6 26 9 0.271
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF 15 209 29 6 23 11 0.261
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 15 190 29 8 22 9 0.248
Victor Robles WSH OF OF 15 210 31 5 23 12 0.261
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 15 216 31 11 36 2 0.274
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF 15 216 34 12 38 2 0.254
Nicholas Castellanos OF OF 15 225 33 9 30 1 0.277
Lance Lynn TEX SP SP 14 76 6 0 3.58 1.20 88
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 14 76 5 0 3.64 1.24 81
Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B 14 203 32 11 36 1 0.271
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B 1B/3B 14 206 26 9 30 2 0.294
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 14 221 35 6 29 2 0.288
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B/3B 2B/3B 14 211 29 10 35 1 0.264
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 1B/2B/ OF 14 226 34 5 26 6 0.305
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF 13 218 38 7 26 2 0.306
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 13 68 6 0 3.43 1.12 77
Dinelson Lamet SD SP SP 13 62 4 0 3.86 1.22 81
Roberto Osuna HOU RP RP 13 23 1 14 2.78 0.98 26
Yasiel Puig FA OF OF 13 200 27 9 29 5 0.269
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C 13 195 34 9 30 1 0.278
Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 13 62 5 0 3.32 1.09 57
Gary Sanchez C C 13 158 25 13 30 0 0.236
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 13 22 1 13 2.92 1.01 29
Yasmani Grandal CHW C/1B C/1B 13 187 27 9 29 1 0.241
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 13 63 5 0 3.42 1.17 73
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF 13 210 31 7 30 1 0.293
Jake Odorizzi MIN SP SP 13 64 5 0 3.48 1.24 68
Taylor Rogers MIN RP RP 13 24 1 13 2.54 1.01 29
Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF 13 211 34 7 31 3 0.284
Liam Hendriks OAK RP RP 12 25 1 13 2.46 1.01 36
Brad Hand CLE RP RP 12 23 2 13 3.09 1.17 32
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 12 154 20 7 25 3 0.284
Franmil Reyes CLE OF OF 12 201 27 14 33 0 0.271
Craig Kimbrel CHC RP RP 12 20 1 11 3.17 1.12 29
Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF 12 192 27 14 31 1 0.257
Brandon Workman BOS RP RP 12 23 1 12 3.02 1.10 28
Cavan Biggio TOR 2B 1B/2B/ OF 12 211 26 9 29 7 0.246
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 12 38 3 0 3.48 1.23 45
Nick Anderson TB RP RP 12 25 2 11 2.91 1.03 38
Ken Giles TOR RP RP 12 21 1 10 2.38 1.02 31
Miguel Sano 3B 1B/3B 12 194 30 16 35 0 0.241
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 12 74 5 0 3.67 1.22 75
Hunter Dozier KC 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF 11 202 29 11 33 3 0.255
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP 11 46 3 0 3.54 1.17 55
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 11 205 30 11 34 1 0.257
Corey Kluber TEX SP SP 11 59 4 0 3.81 1.17 61
Robbie Ray ARI SP SP 11 69 4 0 4.06 1.35 89
Scott Kingery PHI 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 11 216 30 8 26 9 0.271
Amed Rosario NYM SS SS 11 214 33 6 26 9 0.294
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 11 191 30 10 33 1 0.271
Didi Gregorius PHI SS SS 11 202 24 9 30 2 0.268
Max Fried ATL SP SP 10 64 5 0 3.77 1.27 68
Danny Santana TEX 1B/OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/ OF 10 195 29 8 31 5 0.262
Mike Soroka ATL SP SP 10 68 4 0 3.66 1.10 56
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 9 200 31 12 34 1 0.250
Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP 9 70 5 0 3.72 1.12 68
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF 9 190 25 10 29 2 0.282
Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 1B 9 216 31 12 36 1 0.233
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 9 68 5 0 3.41 1.12 57
Edwin Encarnacion 1B 1B 9 177 29 12 33 0 0.244
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B 9 210 31 10 33 1 0.247
Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP 9 56 4 0 3.67 1.10 60
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 9 210 30 8 27 4 0.274
Marcus Stroman NYM SP SP 9 67 5 0 3.47 1.27 64
J.D. Davis NYM 3B/OF 3B/OF 8 198 27 10 30 1 0.288
Willson Contreras CHC C C 8 157 24 9 26 0 0.258
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR OF 2B/OF 8 211 29 10 31 3 0.252
Tommy Edman STL 2B/3B 2B/3B/ OF 8 210 32 5 21 10 0.284
David Dahl COL OF OF 8 200 33 10 24 2 0.281
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 1B/2B/ OF 8 167 22 9 25 3 0.257
Khris Davis OAK DH DH 8 214 27 13 30 0 0.238
Raisel Iglesias CIN RP RP 8 26 1 12 3.61 1.18 30
Edwin Diaz RP RP 8 23 1 13 3.12 1.15 38
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 8 161 29 7 23 7 0.256
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 7 140 17 6 20 4 0.252
Mitch Garver MIN C C 7 151 21 10 27 0 0.261
Mallex Smith SEA OF OF 7 177 21 2 19 11 0.241
Julio Urias SP SP 7 53 4 0 3.13 1.10 61
Michael Chavis BOS 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 190 29 10 31 2 0.249
Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 7 60 5 0 3.45 1.14 65
Joc Pederson LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 7 149 26 11 23 1 0.251
James Paxton NYY SP SP 7 63 6 0 3.88 1.19 73
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP 7 51 3 0 3.55 1.12 55
Ryan McMahon COL 2B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 190 27 10 32 1 0.248
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 7 58 3 0 3.88 1.22 68
Jesus Luzardo 7 39 3 0 3.18 1.11 50
Hector Neris RP RP 6 23 1 12 3.04 1.05 31
Alex Colome RP RP 6 23 1 13 3.56 1.15 21
Ian Happ CHC OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 6 169 23 9 26 2 0.266
Gavin Lux LAD 2B 2B 6 149 20 6 19 4 0.271
Ryan Braun MIL OF OF 6 173 27 7 28 3 0.262
Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS 6 221 31 3 26 10 0.281
Andrew McCutchen PHI OF OF 6 187 31 9 25 1 0.257
Willy Adames TB SS SS 6 210 27 9 30 2 0.268
Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF 6 194 30 7 21 2 0.259
Paul DeJong STL SS SS 6 214 29 11 34 3 0.241
Jorge Polanco MIN SS SS 6 221 33 8 28 2 0.277
Miguel Andujar 6 181 26 10 30 0 0.284
Corey Seager LAD SS SS 6 194 31 9 34 0 0.275
Jose Leclerc RP RP 6 24 1 10 3.43 1.27 34
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo TB OF OF 5 167 23 10 27 0 0.248
Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 5 58 3 0 3.91 1.15 51
Shogo Akiyama CIN OF OF 5 164 30 6 23 4 0.284
David Peralta ARI OF OF 5 190 31 8 27 1 0.282
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 5 219 33 6 26 1 0.281
Hansel Robles LAA RP RP 5 24 1 11 3.04 1.06 26
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF 5 181 26 7 26 3 0.247
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 5 168 29 6 21 2 0.291
Archie Bradley ARI RP RP 5 25 1 11 3.77 1.35 28
Jo Adell LAA OF OF 5 143 17 5 19 3 0.257
Mike Minor TEX SP SP 4 57 4 0 4.04 1.27 53
Kolten Wong STL 2B 2B 4 191 29 3 24 6 0.282
German Marquez SP SP 4 67 4 0 4.07 1.18 70
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 4 45 4 0 3.67 1.19 49
Matthew Boyd DET SP SP 4 67 4 0 4.27 1.21 77
Sean Doolittle WSH RP RP 4 21 1 10 3.56 1.18 21
Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP SP 4 54 3 0 4.21 1.27 50
Joe Musgrove PIT SP SP 4 66 4 0 3.87 1.19 62
Renato Nunez 1B 1B/3B 4 204 27 12 34 0 0.241
Carlos Martinez SP SP 4 47 3 0 3.51 1.25 50
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP 4 29 2 6 2.86 1.02 35
Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS 2B/SS/ 3B 4 195 29 3 23 7 0.289
Will Smith LAD C C 4 176 23 9 27 1 0.262
Mark Melancon ATL RP RP 3 24 1 7 3.77 1.34 24
Adrian Houser MIL SP SP 3 59 4 0 3.81 1.22 60
Joe Jimenez RP RP 3 23 1 10 3.96 1.24 28
Jean Segura PHI SS SS 3 208 27 4 26 5 0.276
Joey Lucchesi SD SP SP 3 67 4 0 4.05 1.24 65
Ian Kennedy KC RP RP 3 23 1 11 3.61 1.24 24
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B 3 182 23 9 26 3 0.212
Caleb Smith MIA SP SP 3 66 3 0 4.32 1.26 72
Jonathan Schoop DET 2B 2B 3 192 23 9 26 0 0.241
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 3 113 19 4 16 6 0.251
Brendan McKay TB SP SP 3 41 3 0 3.87 1.18 49
Will Smith LAD RP RP 3 23 3 6 3.07 1.11 31
Jon Gray COL SP SP 3 61 4 0 4.28 1.34 62
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS 3 205 25 5 26 3 0.271
Christian Vazquez C C/1B 3 173 21 7 25 2 0.272
Jurickson Profar SD 2B 2B/OF 3 164 20 7 22 3 0.231
Mychal Givens BAL RP RP 3 24 0 6 4.38 1.21 31
Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP SP 3 64 4 0 3.76 1.18 64
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP 3 57 5 0 3.42 1.03 48
Seth Lugo NYM RP RP 3 31 2 1 2.44 1.02 39
Yonny Chirinos TB SP SP 3 51 3 0 3.72 1.08 45
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 3 47 3 0 3.66 1.07 39
Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF 3B/OF 3 205 27 9 30 1 0.271
Garrett Richards SD SP SP 3 47 3 0 3.64 1.28 53
Dellin Betances NYM RP RP 3 21 2 2 2.34 1.02 35
Gio Urshela NYY 3B 3B 3 181 24 7 26 1 0.302
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP 2 62 3 0 3.77 1.22 50
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 2 182 26 8 27 1 0.278
Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 2 68 4 0 3.86 1.32 53
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 2 25 2 2 3.21 1.22 39
Keone Kela PIT RP RP 2 21 1 6 3.51 1.18 24
Tommy La Stella LAA 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 173 23 6 25 0 0.291
Diego Castillo TB RP RP 2 26 2 3 3.02 1.14 30
Tony Watson SF RP RP 2 23 1 5 4.07 1.24 21
Brandon Kintzler MIA RP RP 2 23 1 5 4.21 1.36 19
Adam Eaton WSH OF OF 2 190 33 5 20 5 0.282
Starlin Castro WSH 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 211 20 9 25 1 0.266
Jorge Alfaro MIA C C 2 168 20 7 23 2 0.259
Wade Davis COL RP RP 2 18 1 7 4.87 1.48 19
Wilson Ramos NYM C C 2 168 20 5 25 0 0.291
Salvador Perez KC C C 2 174 20 8 27 0 0.238
Robinson Chirinos TEX C C 2 153 19 6 21 1 0.231
Carson Kelly ARI C C 2 153 19 6 19 0 0.257
Francisco Mejia C C 2 150 16 6 19 1 0.273
Omar Narvaez C C 2 127 21 7 24 0 0.281
Nick Madrigal CHW 2B 2B 2 120 19 1 8 8 0.293
Mitch Keller PIT SP SP 2 55 3 0 4.17 1.30 61
Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 2 49 3 0 4.09 1.30 47
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 1 48 3 0 4.07 1.14 47
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF 1 202 26 4 20 5 0.258
Pablo Lopez 1 56 3 0 4.11 1.19 49
Kevin Pillar BOS OF OF 1 180 23 7 24 4 0.264
Dustin May LAD SP SP 1 39 2 0 3.48 1.09 36
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP 1 66 4 0 4.04 1.29 58
Nick Solak TEX DH 2B/3B 1 180 26 8 22 3 0.268
Justin Upton LAA OF OF 1 182 25 9 29 1 0.223
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 1 53 4 0 4.12 1.19 49
Mark Canha OAK OF 1B/OF 1 158 26 8 28 1 0.261
Daniel Hudson WSH RP RP 1 26 2 3 3.71 1.27 26
Steven Matz NYM SP SP 1 59 4 0 4.16 1.29 58
Matt Magill SEA RP RP 1 22 0 3 4.32 1.36 27
C.J. Cron DET 1B 1B 1 194 22 10 26 0 0.262
Yoshihisa Hirano SEA RP RP 1 21 0 3 4.34 1.32 23
Chris Bassitt OAK SP SP 1 60 4 0 3.96 1.23 57
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 1 71 3 0 4.29 1.34 61
Josh James HOU SP SP 1 41 3 0 4.11 1.28 51
A.J. Puk OAK SP SP 1 57 4 0 3.87 1.34 64
Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP SP 1 51 3 0 4.14 1.21 53
Justus Sheffield SEA SP SP 1 51 3 0 4.23 1.41 53
Mauricio Dubon 1 190 26 4 20 5 0.276
Jose Iglesias SS SS 0 191 29 3 20 2 0.266
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 0 28 3 2 4.29 1.39 38
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 0 25 2 1 2.98 1.02 34
Colin Poche TB RP RP 0 20 1 2 3.21 1.05 28
Seth Brown OAK OF OF 0 149 19 8 21 2 0.277
Derek Fisher TOR OF OF 0 151 19 8 23 4 0.225
Scott Oberg COL RP RP 0 19 1 2 3.01 1.18 20
Ryne Stanek MIA RP RP 0 27 1 2 4.09 1.34 29
Kyle Crick PIT RP RP 0 24 1 3 4.24 1.36 31
Avisail Garcia OF OF 0 151 20 8 21 1 0.284
Ryan Helsley STL RP RP 0 27 3 1 3.92 1.31 27
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 0 149 25 8 27 4 0.244
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 0 188 24 7 19 4 0.244
Andrew Miller STL RP RP 0 22 1 3 4.13 1.34 27
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B 0 218 25 7 27 1 0.261
Evan White SEA 1B 1B -1 171 21 6 24 1 0.263
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF -1 168 23 9 26 1 0.243
Drew Pomeranz SD RP RP -1 30 2 1 3.37 1.07 39
Daniel Murphy COL 1B 1B -1 169 25 6 28 0 0.271
Trent Grisham SD OF OF -1 168 24 7 19 5 0.254
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF -1 116 13 7 19 2 0.242
Christin Stewart DET OF OF -1 167 19 8 21 0 0.238
Isan Diaz -1 189 22 8 25 2 0.235
Garrett Cooper MIA 1B/OF 1B/OF -1 167 21 6 24 0 0.271
Austin Riley ATL OF 1B/3B/ OF -1 151 21 7 24 1 0.241
Sean Murphy OAK C C -1 143 15 6 18 0 0.251
Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP -1 58 4 0 4.31 1.26 50
Sergio Romo MIN RP RP -1 21 1 1 3.23 1.14 22
Tom Murphy SEA C C -1 142 16 7 19 1 0.233
Joakim Soria OAK RP RP -1 23 1 1 3.67 1.09 25
Luis Urias -1 178 16 5 18 2 0.262
Carter Kieboom WSH SS SS -1 128 13 5 17 1 0.291
Robinson Cano 2B 2B -1 172 23 6 24 0 0.251
Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B 2B/3B -1 199 27 5 18 1 0.293
Luis Arraez MIN 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -1 157 19 1 13 1 0.319
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF -1 208 24 9 28 1 0.267
Shane Greene ATL RP RP -1 24 1 1 3.02 1.22 25
Nick Senzel CIN OF OF -1 135 17 4 16 4 0.267
Danny Jansen TOR C C -1 140 17 5 19 1 0.241
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF -2 140 20 6 23 2 0.244
Jesse Winker CIN OF OF -2 172 26 6 19 0 0.284
Rafael Montero TEX RP RP -2 25 1 1 3.19 1.04 27
Nomar Mazara CHW OF OF -2 177 24 8 23 1 0.263
Travis D’Arnaud ATL C/1B C/1B -2 140 17 6 18 0 0.246
Mike Fiers OAK SP SP -2 62 4 0 4.09 1.19 45
Ty Buttrey LAA RP RP -2 27 1 1 3.30 1.21 30
Yadier Molina STL C C -2 156 18 4 20 2 0.264
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B -2 177 23 6 25 0 0.277
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP -2 26 2 1 3.67 1.30 27
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF -2 200 26 9 27 1 0.254
Kurt Suzuki WSH C C -2 130 16 6 20 0 0.261
Dylan Bundy LAA SP SP -2 66 3 0 4.34 1.36 67
Jose Alvarado -2 23 1 2 3.67 1.34 29
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -2 160 23 5 24 6 0.233
Yandy Diaz -3 157 22 6 20 1 0.272
Kyle Gibson TEX SP SP -3 68 4 0 4.16 1.32 66
John Gant STL RP RP -3 26 2 1 3.81 1.31 23
Zack Britton NYY RP RP -3 24 2 1 3.48 1.21 22
Roberto Perez C C -3 140 15 6 19 0 0.228
Hunter Renfroe TB OF OF -3 155 22 10 26 1 0.226
Alex Wood LAD SP SP -3 50 3 0 3.88 1.28 44
Kole Calhoun ARI OF OF -3 173 23 10 26 1 0.222
Ronald Guzman -3 173 20 8 23 1 0.237
Dexter Fowler STL OF OF -3 174 23 6 21 2 0.231
Buster Posey SF C C -3 153 18 3 19 1 0.254
Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP -3 64 3 0 3.87 1.18 51
Pedro Baez RP RP -3 26 2 1 2.94 1.06 27
Jon Lester CHC SP SP -3 61 4 0 4.29 1.34 56
Nick Wittgren CLE RP RP -3 23 2 1 3.71 1.21 24
Chance Sisco BAL C C -3 140 16 5 18 0 0.212
Anibal Sanchez SP SP -3 60 4 0 4.14 1.31 49
Yoan Lopez RP RP -3 22 1 1 3.10 1.08 23
Adam Ottavino NYY RP RP -4 27 2 1 2.77 1.27 32
Teoscar Hernandez OF OF -4 168 19 8 23 1 0.219
Emilio Pagan -4 24 2 1 2.71 0.97 32
Dakota Hudson STL SP SP -4 61 3 0 4.08 1.38 49
JaCoby Jones DET OF OF -4 190 29 4 20 4 0.229
Gio Gonzalez SP SP -4 62 3 0 4.22 1.38 55
Hunter Harvey BAL RP RP -4 24 1 2 4.51 1.38 32
Julio Teheran LAA SP SP -4 60 3 0 4.21 1.34 52
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B/OF -4 189 26 6 25 1 0.248
Josh Lindblom MIL SP SP -4 47 3 0 4.21 1.37 50
Randal Grichuk TOR OF OF -4 181 24 10 26 1 0.238
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF -4 149 20 7 23 1 0.245
Kwang-Hyun Kim STL P P -4 55 3 0 4.21 1.19 42
Domingo Santana CLE OF OF -4 152 17 7 20 2 0.247
Luke Voit NYY 1B 1B -4 145 20 7 22 0 0.246
Niko Goodrum DET 2B/SS/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/OF -4 173 23 6 20 4 0.244
Wil Myers SD OF 1B/OF -4 131 19 6 21 4 0.231
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -4 198 24 6 26 2 0.248
Michael Lorenzen CIN RP RP -4 20 1 1 3.51 1.23 21
Tucker Barnhart CIN C C -4 122 14 4 16 0 0.244
Steve Cishek CHW RP RP -4 25 2 1 3.47 1.24 23
Matt Carpenter STL 3B 3B -5 141 18 5 19 1 0.238
David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -5 200 29 2 20 3 0.288
Brett Gardner NYY OF OF -5 171 24 7 26 4 0.242
Martin Maldonado C C -5 134 15 5 18 0 0.222
Nico Hoerner CHC SS SS -5 116 16 3 14 2 0.287
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B -5 183 26 5 20 1 0.264
Reynaldo Lopez SP SP -5 69 4 0 4.43 1.39 64
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/3B 2B/3B -5 174 24 6 26 1 0.258
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -5 194 25 6 24 2 0.249
Nate Lowe TB 1B 1B -5 112 15 6 18 0 0.277
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B 1B -5 112 12 5 15 1 0.252
Cesar Hernandez 2B 2B -5 219 26 6 23 4 0.271
Rick Porcello NYM SP SP -5 63 4 0 4.31 1.33 56
Franklin Barreto OAK 2B 2B/SS -5 120 17 6 19 2 0.218
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP -5 61 3 0 4.11 1.28 47
Jairo Diaz RP RP -5 21 1 1 4.21 1.24 23
Dee Gordon SEA 2B 2B -5 131 15 1 10 7 0.254
Tommy Kahnle NYY RP RP -5 25 1 0 2.89 1.09 33
Freddy Galvis CIN 2B/SS 2B/SS -5 201 21 6 23 2 0.250
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS -5 187 20 6 23 1 0.238
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP -5 49 3 0 4.19 1.34 46
Austin Romine DET C C -6 138 14 4 16 1 0.247
Yan Gomes WSH C C -6 131 14 4 17 0 0.233
Aristides Aquino CIN OF OF -6 121 15 6 17 2 0.244
Brad Keller KC SP SP -6 67 3 0 4.21 1.31 49
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -6 150 19 5 21 3 0.252
Michael Wacha NYM SP SP -6 52 3 0 4.36 1.38 49
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B -6 199 23 9 26 1 0.232
Adam Frazier PIT 2B 2B -6 191 22 4 21 2 0.277
Maikel Franco KC 3B 3B -6 186 19 8 24 0 0.241
Jose Martinez OF OF -6 112 16 5 17 1 0.282
A.J. Pollock LAD OF OF -6 117 17 5 15 2 0.259
Todd Frazier TEX 3B 3B -6 160 21 7 23 0 0.241
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF -6 104 13 4 14 1 0.231
Tanner Roark TOR SP SP -6 54 3 0 4.33 1.35 52
Adam Haseley PHI OF OF -6 116 12 3 14 3 0.261
Travis Shaw TOR 3B 1B/3B -6 165 21 7 23 1 0.224
Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF -6 120 18 3 16 4 0.277
Jakob Junis KC SP SP -6 66 3 0 4.37 1.38 61
Manuel Margot TB OF OF -6 141 18 4 15 8 0.256
Danny Duffy KC SP SP -6 57 3 0 4.41 1.34 51
Cameron Maybin DET OF OF -6 118 16 3 14 5 0.254
Corey Dickerson MIA OF OF -6 172 20 5 19 1 0.288
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF -6 140 21 6 19 1 0.258
Cole Hamels ATL SP SP -6 44 2 0 4.24 1.34 39
Griffin Canning LAA SP SP -6 30 2 0 4.02 1.25 35
Evan Longoria SF 3B 3B -6 166 19 6 23 1 0.248
John Means BAL SP SP -6 62 3 0 4.42 1.31 50
Jake Arrieta PHI SP SP -6 59 3 0 4.40 1.39 47
Jose Urena SP SP -6 62 3 0 4.44 1.39 48
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF -6 149 19 4 17 4 0.281
Mike Tauchman NYY OF OF -6 116 15 6 18 1 0.255
Harrison Bader STL OF OF -6 139 16 6 18 4 0.226
Austin Hedges SD C C -7 107 10 5 14 1 0.212
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP -7 49 3 0 4.51 1.43 51
Junior Guerra ARI RP RP -7 33 2 1 4.19 1.26 32
Jordan Lyles TEX SP SP -7 57 4 0 4.31 1.31 58
Eric Thames WSH 1B 1B/OF -7 161 20 7 22 1 0.241
Howie Kendrick WSH 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B -7 139 16 6 17 1 0.304
Jose Peraza 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -7 117 14 2 11 6 0.272
Anthony Bass TOR RP RP -7 19 1 1 3.81 1.29 18
Zack Collins CHW DH C -7 100 8 4 13 0 0.226
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -7 62 4 0 4.37 1.41 53
Brian Dozier SD 2B 2B -7 101 15 6 17 1 0.234
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP -7 54 3 0 3.96 1.21 43
Yusmeiro Petit OAK RP RP -7 33 3 0 3.18 1.00 27
Jake Bauers CLE 1B/OF 1B/OF -7 149 19 6 21 3 0.237
Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 1B -7 153 19 6 21 1 0.262
Spencer Turnbull DET SP SP -7 59 3 0 4.47 1.40 57
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 1B -7 149 20 7 24 0 0.248
Jacob Stallings PIT C C -7 129 12 4 15 0 0.251
Zach Davies SD SP SP -7 66 3 0 4.36 1.35 44
Manny Pina C C -7 117 11 4 13 0 0.230
Trevor May MIN RP RP -7 27 2 1 3.27 1.11 30
Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B 1B -7 137 18 9 22 0 0.217
Pedro Severino BAL C C -7 103 12 4 13 1 0.242
Ryan O’Hearn KC 1B 1B -7 139 16 6 18 0 0.245
Wade Miley CIN SP SP -7 61 3 0 4.23 1.32 52
Mike Zunino TB C C -7 113 12 4 13 1 0.242
J.A. Happ NYY SP SP -7 49 3 0 4.44 1.31 44
Victor Caratini CHC C/1B C/1B -7 99 13 3 14 0 0.269
Austin Nola SEA 1B C/1B/ 2B -8 127 13 3 15 1 0.254
James McCann CHW C C -8 90 9 3 13 0 0.242
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP -8 24 1 1 3.89 1.31 25
Eric Lauer MIL SP SP -8 59 3 0 4.37 1.33 55
Tyler Flowers ATL C C -8 86 9 3 12 0 0.242
Chase Anderson TOR SP SP -8 57 3 0 4.24 1.30 50
Ross Stripling LAD SP RP -8 38 3 0 3.67 1.18 38
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP -8 38 3 0 4.02 1.36 35
Sean Newcomb ATL SP SP -8 43 3 0 3.87 1.36 41
Shun Yamaguchi TOR P P -8 47 3 0 4.37 1.33 44
Scott Barlow KC RP RP -8 25 1 1 3.81 1.36 32
Kyle Wright ATL SP SP -8 30 2 0 3.47 1.29 30
Rogelio Armenteros HOU SP SP -8 28 2 0 4.23 1.36 27
Jose Osuna -8 106 13 4 16 0 0.269
Framber Valdez HOU RP RP -8 26 2 0 4.77 1.33 29
Shed Long -8 113 18 4 20 3 0.238
Rio Ruiz BAL 3B 1B/3B -8 135 14 6 16 1 0.251
Colin Moran PIT 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -8 166 18 5 25 0 0.277
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP -8 39 2 0 4.25 1.29 39
Enrique Hernandez 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF -8 124 14 4 15 0 0.246
Jason Kipnis CHC 2B 2B -8 103 10 5 13 2 0.237
Joey Wendle TB 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -8 101 10 3 11 3 0.247
David Bote CHC 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -8 121 18 5 19 1 0.252
Jon Berti MIA SS/3B/ OF SS/3B/ OF -8 114 13 2 11 7 0.257
Austin Allen OAK C C -8 86 9 4 12 0 0.254
Reese McGuire TOR C C -8 98 11 2 13 0 0.233
Matt Manning -8 33 2 0 3.86 1.27 36
Josh Rojas ARI OF OF -8 132 17 3 16 5 0.268
Casey Mize DET SP SP -8 25 1 0 3.44 1.16 26
Brent Suter MIL RP RP -8 26 2 1 3.48 1.03 24
Greg Allen CLE OF OF -8 121 15 2 16 6 0.234
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF -9 154 24 6 15 2 0.230
Steven Duggar SF OF OF -9 143 15 3 14 3 0.238
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 2B/SS -9 90 13 3 11 1 0.268
Michael Kopech CHW SP SP -9 24 1 0 4.29 1.40 27
Edward Cabrera SP SP -9 27 1 0 4.18 1.31 31
Sixto Sanchez MIA SP SP -9 16 1 0 4.04 1.28 15
Amir Garrett CIN RP RP -9 26 1 1 4.26 1.38 36
Jason Castro LAA C C -9 141 14 4 16 0 0.228
Forrest Whitley HOU SP SP -9 10 1 0 4.78 1.45 13
MacKenzie Gore -9 11 0 0 4.12 1.35 13
Buck Farmer DET RP RP -9 26 2 1 4.27 1.32 28
Will Harris WSH RP RP -9 21 2 1 2.64 1.04 22
Andrew Knizner STL C C -9 86 9 3 9 0 0.251
Willians Astudillo MIN C C/1B/ 3B/OF -9 76 9 3 11 1 0.288
Jonathan Lucroy BOS C C/1B -9 77 11 3 13 0 0.256
Leury Garcia OF SS/OF -9 112 15 2 11 5 0.272
Ty France SD 2B/3B 2B/3B -9 77 11 4 16 0 0.240
Rich Hill MIN SP SP -9 16 1 0 3.31 1.16 20
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS -9 119 17 4 17 1 0.232
Joe Kelly LAD RP RP -9 23 1 1 4.44 1.35 25
Randy Dobnak MIN RP RP -9 41 2 0 4.71 1.38 31
Matt Shoemaker TOR SP SP -9 23 2 0 4.34 1.29 21
Jay Bruce PHI OF 1B/OF -9 103 13 7 16 0 0.220
Yimi Garcia RP RP -9 20 1 1 4.29 1.13 21
Johan Camargo ATL SS SS/3B/ OF -9 112 14 4 15 0 0.277
Art Warren SEA RP RP -9 9 0 1 4.61 1.41 11
Jorge Mateo SD SS SS -9 66 9 2 11 3 0.205
Sheldon Neuse OAK 2B 2B/3B -9 62 13 3 11 1 0.242
Asher Wojciechowski BAL SP SP -9 57 3 0 4.41 1.34 54
Eric Sogard MIL 2B 2B/3B/ OF -9 134 20 4 16 2 0.274
Cole Tucker PIT SS SS -10 58 10 2 10 1 0.254
Jimmy Nelson LAD SP SP -10 27 2 0 4.38 1.44 29
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF -10 114 15 4 14 1 0.234
Jarrod Dyson PIT OF OF -10 116 17 1 14 8 0.232
Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP -10 45 2 0 4.64 1.37 49
Brett Phillips KC OF OF -10 76 10 3 9 3 0.209
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 1B/SS -10 154 17 3 11 2 0.276
Martin Perez SP SP -10 63 4 0 4.54 1.44 49
Nick Markakis ATL OF OF -10 190 26 3 26 0 0.281
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS -10 168 24 4 18 2 0.222
Jake Rogers DET C C -10 101 10 3 12 0 0.210
Delino DeShields CLE OF OF -10 127 14 1 12 7 0.240
Franchy Cordero SD OF OF -10 131 13 4 15 4 0.221
Richard Rodriguez -10 27 2 1 3.47 1.27 28
Brian Goodwin LAA OF OF -10 116 15 4 13 2 0.240
Jorge Guzman SP SP -10 6 0 1 2.56 1.22 9
Monte Harrison MIA OF OF -10 102 12 3 13 4 0.215
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -10 40 2 0 4.27 1.33 36
Richard Bleier BAL RP RP -10 23 1 1 4.04 1.26 15
Yoenis Cespedes OF OF -10 104 11 5 13 0 0.251
Victor Reyes DET OF OF -10 124 17 2 18 5 0.264
Josh Reddick HOU OF OF -10 135 16 6 18 1 0.246
Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP -10 62 3 0 4.77 1.39 47
Alex Dickerson SF OF OF -10 161 19 4 20 1 0.268
Jaylin Davis SF OF OF -10 103 12 5 14 1 0.237
Lewis Brinson MIA OF OF -10 110 13 2 10 2 0.208
Alex Gordon KC OF OF -10 156 19 4 21 1 0.248
Dom Nunez C C -10 72 10 4 12 0 0.207
Guillermo Heredia PIT OF OF -10 116 16 2 18 2 0.231
Tony Wolters COL C C -10 140 16 1 17 1 0.258
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF -10 101 11 6 16 0 0.000
Josh VanMeter CIN OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -10 94 11 3 14 2 0.253
Josh Naylor SD OF OF -10 107 14 6 17 1 0.254
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B -10 150 16 6 20 0 0.237
Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B 1B/3B -10 164 20 6 21 1 0.228
Jesus Aguilar 1B 1B -11 125 14 6 17 0 0.247
Justin Smoak MIL 1B 1B -11 115 10 6 13 0 0.231
Ryon Healy MIL 3B 1B/3B -11 113 15 5 16 0 0.234
Brad Boxberger MIA RP RP -11 18 0 1 4.64 1.47 19
Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B 1B -11 112 12 4 14 0 0.236
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF -11 87 11 4 12 0 0.257
Josh Fuentes COL 3b 3b -11 75 11 4 14 0 0.241
Matt Thaiss LAA 3B 1B/3B -11 76 11 4 13 1 0.264
Jake Fraley SEA OF OF -11 113 14 3 11 3 0.241
Luis Rengifo LAA 2B 2B/SS -11 102 10 2 8 2 0.236
Nicky Lopez KC 2B/SS 2B/SS -11 149 17 1 19 3 0.266
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3b 3b -11 104 15 3 11 4 0.261
 
  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

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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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