Here I go, here I go, here I go again (again?).  Girls, what’s my weakness? (Men who play baseball.)  Okay, then.  *insert GIF of Ariana Grande saying ‘Thank u, next’* 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 2019 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 drafting in one-person leagues because no one knew fantasy baseball or baseball.  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, nineteen after twenty, comes the top 500 for 2019 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 Jonathan Villar better than Gleyber Torres, according to the top 20 shortstops, but do I like Villar better than Domingo Santana?  Okay, it’s not that simple.  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, Tyler White is ranked vs. Blake Parker.  If you need a closer, White isn’t going to help you.  He can be ranked 50 spots in front of Parker and it doesn’t matter.  That’s why I have the 2019 fantasy baseball rankings broken down by positions.  If you need a 1st baseman, where Justin Smoak vs. Ryan Zimmerman matters, but where Smoak is ranked vs. Ketel Marte really doesn’t matter.  Also, there’s no comments about players, which you really should know prior to drafting.  In other words, Jose Altuve might be in the 20’s overall, but am I drafting him?  Well, you’d know if you read the top 20 2nd basemen.  There’s also a top 100 for 2019 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 2019 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 39 365 73 25 60 25 0.287
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 38 340 71 23 69 9 0.312
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 37 316 67 27 72 7 0.285
Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 37 347 67 26 71 6 0.292
Trevor Story COL SS SS 35 359 65 23 63 10 0.293
Mookie Betts LAD OF OF 34 363 72 17 54 11 0.292
Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS 33 381 69 22 55 13 0.287
Trea Turner WSH SS SS 33 387 69 12 38 25 0.287
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 32 332 62 22 67 6 0.294
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS SS 31 366 65 20 41 19 0.259
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 31 354 55 17 59 17 0.263
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B 31 365 65 25 70 2 0.306
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 30 323 65 20 69 2 0.312
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 30 372 64 19 67 4 0.303
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 30 363 58 27 68 1 0.263
Alex Bregman HOU SS/3B SS/3B 29 340 63 19 67 4 0.284
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 28 128 10 0 2.61 0.93 181
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 28 346 65 24 69 7 0.261
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 27 365 67 20 70 4 0.303
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS SS 26 344 51 10 49 32 0.258
Matt Olson OAK 1B 1B 25 373 59 24 67 1 0.273
J.D. Martinez BOS OF OF 25 319 56 20 60 1 0.288
Javier Baez CHC SS SS 24 366 64 19 67 9 0.286
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 24 368 65 21 69 3 0.307
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 24 129 9 0 2.58 0.96 163
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 24 125 10 0 2.69 0.99 149
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B/SS 2B/SS 24 340 54 20 59 3 0.264
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 24 126 10 0 2.81 1.01 153
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 23 359 51 13 57 6 0.303
George Springer HOU OF OF 23 340 66 18 51 3 0.281
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 23 110 9 0 2.83 1.02 155
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 23 122 10 0 2.91 1.03 144
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 23 119 9 0 3.03 1.03 139
Starling Marte ARI OF OF 22 359 59 14 53 14 0.289
Jonathan Villar MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS 22 348 52 10 42 19 0.257
Ketel Marte ARI 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 22 368 59 17 49 6 0.308
Yordan Alvarez HOU DH OF 21 329 54 22 65 1 0.291
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 21 387 63 15 49 9 0.291
Keston Hiura MIL 2B 2B 21 352 49 17 56 6 0.264
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 21 348 57 19 65 2 0.295
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 21 375 55 21 67 1 0.280
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 21 122 9 0 3.27 1.05 150
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 21 125 9 0 3.36 1.09 149
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 20 360 53 22 63 1 0.284
Austin Meadows TB OF OF 20 359 56 17 54 7 0.277
Manny Machado SD SS/3B SS/3B 19 365 55 21 63 4 0.269
Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B 19 359 51 23 65 2 0.274
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 19 121 10 0 3.32 1.09 146
Mike Clevinger CLE SP SP 19 118 10 0 3.07 1.06 138
Chris Paddack SD SP SP 19 107 7 0 3.03 0.96 121
Jorge Soler KC OF OF 19 360 51 22 64 2 0.271
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B 19 343 51 17 58 6 0.272
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B 3B 19 352 49 19 57 1 0.291
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 18 312 57 22 60 2 0.265
Marcus Semien OAK SS SS 18 381 67 15 50 7 0.282
Yu Darvish CHC SP SP 18 112 9 0 3.41 1.09 143
Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 18 106 8 0 3.77 1.20 121
Charlie Morton TB SP SP 17 118 9 0 3.36 1.10 143
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 17 356 51 16 48 9 0.272
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 3B 17 357 59 23 64 1 0.256
Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 3B 17 314 58 20 60 2 0.254
Mike Moustakas CIN 2B/3B 2B/3B 17 352 48 21 56 2 0.252
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 17 359 54 14 46 13 0.272
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 17 363 60 11 45 12 0.284
Sonny Gray CIN SP SP 17 122 9 0 3.27 1.10 134
Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF 17 357 58 19 66 2 0.281
Nelson Cruz MIN DH DH 17 294 54 22 62 0 0.283
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 17 352 64 17 49 1 0.288
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 16 316 52 21 54 1 0.272
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 16 130 9 0 3.51 1.07 144
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 16 311 64 25 56 1 0.262
Blake Snell TB SP SP 16 95 7 0 3.12 1.09 116
Justin Verlander HOU SP SP 16 94 8 0 2.66 0.98 118
Zack Greinke HOU SP SP 16 127 10 0 3.44 1.09 114
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 16 362 56 19 59 2 0.264
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 16 101 8 0 3.42 1.05 100
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 16 44 3 25 2.48 0.84 78
Kirby Yates SD RP RP 16 38 2 26 2.37 0.91 60
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 16 36 2 24 2.41 1.10 56
Jose Berrios MIN SP SP 16 125 9 0 3.54 1.11 126
Trevor Bauer CIN SP SP 15 133 8 0 3.61 1.16 160
Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B/OF 15 345 64 17 50 2 0.278
Joey Gallo TEX OF OF 15 307 47 20 54 4 0.247
Tommy Pham SD OF OF 15 357 49 10 43 14 0.271
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF 15 348 48 10 39 19 0.261
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 15 317 48 14 36 15 0.248
Victor Robles WSH OF OF 15 350 51 9 38 20 0.261
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 15 360 52 19 60 3 0.274
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF 15 360 56 20 64 4 0.254
Nicholas Castellanos CIN OF OF 15 375 54 15 50 2 0.277
Lance Lynn TEX SP SP 14 127 9 0 3.58 1.20 147
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 14 127 9 0 3.64 1.24 135
Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B 14 338 54 18 59 1 0.271
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B 1B/3B 14 344 44 15 51 3 0.294
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 14 368 58 10 48 3 0.288
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B/3B 2B/3B 14 352 48 16 58 2 0.264
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 1B/2B/ OF 13 377 57 9 44 9 0.305
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF 13 364 63 11 43 4 0.306
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 13 114 9 0 3.43 1.12 128
Dinelson Lamet SD SP SP 13 104 6 0 3.86 1.22 135
Roberto Osuna HOU RP RP 13 39 2 23 2.78 0.98 43
Yasiel Puig FA OF OF 13 334 46 15 49 9 0.269
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C 13 325 56 15 51 2 0.278
Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 13 103 8 0 3.32 1.09 94
Gary Sanchez NYY C C 13 264 42 22 49 0 0.236
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 13 37 2 22 2.92 1.01 48
Yasmani Grandal CHW C/1B C/1B 13 312 44 15 48 2 0.241
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 13 106 8 0 3.42 1.17 122
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF 13 350 52 12 51 2 0.293
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 13 124 8 0 3.67 1.22 125
Jake Odorizzi MIN SP SP 13 106 9 0 3.48 1.24 114
Taylor Rogers MIN RP RP 13 40 2 21 2.54 1.01 48
Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF 12 352 56 12 52 6 0.284
Liam Hendriks OAK RP RP 12 42 1 22 2.46 1.01 60
Brad Hand CLE RP RP 12 38 3 22 3.09 1.17 54
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 12 257 33 12 41 6 0.284
Franmil Reyes CLE OF OF 12 336 45 24 56 1 0.271
Craig Kimbrel CHC RP RP 12 33 1 19 3.17 1.12 48
Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF 12 320 46 23 52 1 0.257
Brandon Workman BOS RP RP 12 38 2 20 3.02 1.10 47
Cavan Biggio TOR 2B 1B/2B/ OF 12 352 44 15 48 12 0.246
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 12 64 6 0 3.48 1.23 75
Nick Anderson TB RP RP 12 42 4 19 2.91 1.03 64
Ken Giles TOR RP RP 12 36 2 17 2.38 1.02 51
Miguel Sano MIN 3B 1B/3B 11 323 51 27 58 1 0.241
Hunter Dozier KC 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF 11 337 48 18 54 4 0.255
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP 10 76 5 0 3.54 1.17 92
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 10 342 51 19 57 2 0.257
Corey Kluber TEX SP SP 10 98 6 0 3.81 1.17 101
Robbie Ray ARI SP SP 10 115 7 0 4.06 1.35 149
Scott Kingery PHI 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 10 359 49 14 43 15 0.271
Amed Rosario NYM SS SS 10 357 54 10 43 14 0.294
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 10 319 50 17 55 2 0.271
Didi Gregorius PHI SS SS 10 337 41 15 50 3 0.268
Max Fried ATL SP SP 10 107 9 0 3.77 1.27 114
Danny Santana TEX 1B/OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/ OF 10 325 48 14 52 8 0.262
Mike Soroka ATL SP SP 10 113 7 0 3.66 1.10 93
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 10 334 52 20 57 2 0.250
Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP 10 117 8 0 3.72 1.12 114
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF 10 317 42 17 48 4 0.282
Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 1B 9 359 51 20 60 2 0.233
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 9 114 8 0 3.41 1.12 95
Edwin Encarnacion CHW 1B 1B 9 294 48 20 56 0 0.244
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B 9 350 51 17 54 2 0.247
Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP 9 94 6 0 3.67 1.10 100
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 9 349 51 14 44 7 0.274
Marcus Stroman NYM SP SP 9 112 8 0 3.47 1.27 106
J.D. Davis NYM 3B/OF 3B/OF 9 330 46 17 51 2 0.288
Willson Contreras CHC C C 9 262 41 15 44 1 0.258
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR OF 2B/OF 9 351 48 17 52 4 0.252
Tommy Edman STL 2B/3B 2B/3B/ OF 8 351 53 9 35 17 0.284
David Dahl COL OF OF 8 288 44 12 48 2 0.281
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 1B/2B/ OF 8 278 36 15 42 4 0.257
Khris Davis OAK DH DH 8 356 46 22 50 0 0.238
Raisel Iglesias CIN RP RP 8 43 2 20 3.61 1.18 50
Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 8 38 2 21 3.12 1.15 64
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 7 233 28 10 33 6 0.252
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 7 240 38 9 34 9 0.256
Mitch Garver MIN C C 7 252 35 16 46 0 0.261
Mallex Smith SEA OF OF 7 294 36 3 31 19 0.241
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 7 88 6 0 3.13 1.10 101
Michael Chavis BOS 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 317 48 16 52 3 0.249
Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 7 100 8 0 3.45 1.14 109
Joc Pederson LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 6 249 44 19 38 2 0.251
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP 6 86 6 0 3.55 1.12 91
Ryan McMahon COL 2B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 6 317 46 17 53 2 0.248
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 6 96 5 0 3.88 1.22 113
Jesus Luzardo OAK SP SP 6 65 4 0 3.18 1.11 83
Hector Neris PHI RP RP 6 39 2 20 3.04 1.05 51
Alex Colome CHW RP RP 6 39 2 21 3.56 1.15 36
Ian Happ CHC OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 6 281 38 15 43 4 0.266
Gavin Lux LAD 2B 2B 6 249 33 10 31 6 0.271
Ryan Braun MIL OF OF 6 288 45 12 46 6 0.262
Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS 6 368 52 6 44 16 0.281
Andrew McCutchen PHI OF OF 6 312 51 15 41 1 0.257
Willy Adames TB SS SS 6 349 46 15 50 3 0.268
Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF 6 323 50 12 36 4 0.259
Paul DeJong STL SS SS 6 356 48 19 57 4 0.241
Jorge Polanco MIN SS SS 6 369 54 14 47 4 0.277
Miguel Andujar NYY DH DH 5 301 44 16 50 1 0.284
Corey Seager LAD SS SS 5 323 52 15 57 1 0.275
Jose Leclerc TEX RP RP 5 40 2 17 3.43 1.27 56
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo TB OF OF 5 278 38 16 44 0 0.248
Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 5 96 6 0 3.91 1.15 85
Shogo Akiyama CIN OF OF 5 273 50 9 38 7 0.284
David Peralta ARI OF OF 5 316 52 13 45 2 0.282
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 5 365 56 10 43 2 0.281
David Price LAD SP SP 5 85 7 0 3.87 1.25 88
Hansel Robles LAA RP RP 5 41 2 19 3.04 1.06 43
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF 5 302 43 12 44 4 0.247
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 5 280 49 10 35 3 0.291
Archie Bradley ARI RP RP 5 41 2 19 3.77 1.35 47
Jo Adell LAA OF OF 5 239 28 9 32 4 0.257
Mike Minor TEX SP SP 5 96 6 0 4.04 1.27 89
Kolten Wong STL 2B 2B 5 319 49 6 40 10 0.282
German Marquez COL SP SP 5 112 7 0 4.07 1.18 117
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 5 75 6 0 3.67 1.19 81
Matthew Boyd DET SP SP 5 112 6 0 4.27 1.21 128
Sean Doolittle WSH RP RP 5 35 2 16 3.56 1.18 36
Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP SP 5 91 6 0 4.21 1.27 83
Joe Musgrove PIT SP SP 5 109 6 0 3.87 1.19 104
Renato Nunez BAL 1B 1B/3B 5 340 46 20 57 1 0.241
Carlos Martinez STL SP SP 5 78 5 0 3.51 1.25 83
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP 5 48 3 10 2.86 1.02 58
Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS 2B/SS/ 3B 4 325 48 4 38 11 0.289
Will Smith LAD C C 4 293 38 14 44 2 0.262
Mark Melancon ATL RP RP 4 40 2 11 3.77 1.34 40
Adrian Houser MIL SP SP 4 98 6 0 3.81 1.22 99
Joe Jimenez DET RP RP 4 38 2 16 3.96 1.24 47
Jean Segura PHI SS SS 4 346 46 7 44 8 0.276
Joey Lucchesi SD SP SP 4 112 6 0 4.05 1.24 109
Ian Kennedy KC RP RP 4 38 2 19 3.61 1.24 40
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B 4 303 38 15 43 5 0.212
Caleb Smith MIA SP SP 4 109 6 0 4.32 1.26 120
Jonathan Schoop DET 2B 2B 4 320 38 15 44 1 0.241
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 4 188 31 6 27 10 0.251
Brendan McKay TB SP SP 4 69 5 0 3.87 1.18 81
Chris Archer PIT SP SP 4 106 6 0 4.23 1.31 116
James Paxton NYY SP SP 3 72 5 0 3.88 1.19 90
Will Smith ATL RP RP 3 38 4 10 3.07 1.11 52
Jon Gray COL SP SP 3 101 7 0 4.28 1.34 103
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS 3 342 41 9 44 6 0.271
Christian Vazquez BOS C C/1B 3 288 36 11 42 3 0.272
Jurickson Profar SD 2B 2B/OF 3 273 33 11 36 5 0.231
Mychal Givens BAL RP RP 3 41 1 10 4.38 1.21 52
Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP SP 3 107 7 0 3.76 1.18 106
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP 3 95 8 0 3.42 1.03 80
Seth Lugo NYM RP RP 3 51 3 2 2.44 1.02 65
Yonny Chirinos TB SP SP 3 85 6 0 3.72 1.08 75
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 3 78 6 0 3.66 1.07 65
Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF 3B/OF 3 342 46 14 50 2 0.271
Garrett Richards SD SP SP 3 78 5 0 3.64 1.28 89
Dellin Betances NYM RP RP 3 36 3 3 2.34 1.02 58
Gio Urshela NYY 3B 3B 3 301 40 12 43 1 0.302
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP 3 103 6 0 3.77 1.22 83
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 3 303 44 14 46 1 0.278
Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 2 114 7 0 3.86 1.32 89
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 2 42 4 4 3.21 1.22 64
Keone Kela PIT RP RP 2 35 1 10 3.51 1.18 41
Tommy La Stella LAA 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 289 38 10 41 1 0.291
Diego Castillo TB RP RP 2 43 3 4 3.02 1.14 51
Tony Watson SF RP RP 2 38 1 8 4.07 1.24 36
Brandon Kintzler MIA RP RP 2 38 2 9 4.21 1.36 31
Adam Eaton WSH OF OF 2 316 54 8 33 8 0.282
Starlin Castro WSH 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 352 33 14 42 1 0.266
Jorge Alfaro MIA C C 2 280 33 12 38 3 0.259
Wade Davis COL RP RP 2 30 1 11 4.87 1.48 31
Wilson Ramos NYM C C 2 280 33 8 42 0 0.291
Salvador Perez KC C C 2 290 33 13 45 0 0.238
Robinson Chirinos TEX C C 2 256 32 10 35 1 0.231
Carson Kelly ARI C C 2 254 31 10 31 0 0.257
Francisco Mejia SD C C 2 249 27 9 32 1 0.273
Omar Narvaez MIL C C 2 212 35 11 41 0 0.281
Nick Madrigal CHW 2B 2B 1 200 32 2 14 13 0.293
Mitch Keller PIT SP SP 1 91 4 0 4.17 1.30 102
Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 1 81 4 0 4.09 1.30 78
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 1 80 6 0 4.07 1.14 78
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF 1 336 44 7 33 8 0.258
Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 1 93 6 0 4.11 1.19 81
Kevin Pillar BOS OF OF 1 301 38 11 41 7 0.264
Dustin May LAD SP SP 1 64 3 0 3.48 1.09 60
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP 1 109 6 0 4.04 1.29 96
Nick Solak TEX DH 2B/3B 1 299 43 13 36 5 0.268
Justin Upton LAA OF OF 1 303 41 15 48 1 0.223
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 1 89 6 0 4.12 1.19 81
Mark Canha OAK OF 1B/OF 1 263 44 13 47 2 0.261
Daniel Hudson WSH RP RP 1 44 3 4 3.71 1.27 43
Steven Matz NYM SP SP 1 98 6 0 4.16 1.29 96
Matt Magill SEA RP RP 1 37 1 5 4.32 1.36 45
C.J. Cron DET 1B 1B 1 323 36 17 44 0 0.262
Yoshihisa Hirano SEA RP RP 1 36 1 5 4.34 1.32 39
Chris Bassitt OAK SP SP 1 100 7 0 3.96 1.23 95
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 1 119 6 0 4.29 1.34 101
Josh James HOU SP SP 1 68 5 0 4.11 1.28 85
A.J. Puk OAK SP SP 0 95 6 0 3.87 1.34 107
Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP SP 0 85 6 0 4.14 1.21 88
Justus Sheffield SEA SP SP 0 86 4 0 4.23 1.41 89
Mauricio Dubon SF 2B 2B/SS 0 316 44 7 33 8 0.276
Jose Iglesias BAL SS SS 0 319 48 6 33 3 0.266
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 0 47 4 4 4.29 1.39 63
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 0 42 4 2 2.98 1.02 56
Colin Poche TB RP RP 0 33 2 4 3.21 1.05 46
Seth Brown OAK OF OF 0 249 32 13 36 3 0.277
Derek Fisher TOR OF OF 0 252 31 13 38 7 0.225
Scott Oberg COL RP RP 0 31 1 3 3.01 1.18 33
Ryne Stanek MIA RP RP 0 44 2 4 4.09 1.34 48
Kyle Crick PIT RP RP 0 40 2 4 4.24 1.36 51
Avisail Garcia MIL OF OF 0 251 33 14 36 2 0.284
Ryan Helsley STL RP RP 0 44 4 2 3.92 1.31 46
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 0 249 42 13 44 7 0.244
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 0 313 41 11 31 7 0.244
Andrew Miller STL RP RP 0 37 2 4 4.13 1.34 46
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B 0 364 41 12 46 1 0.261
Evan White SEA 1B 1B 0 285 35 9 41 2 0.263
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF -1 280 39 15 43 2 0.243
Drew Pomeranz SD RP RP -1 50 3 2 3.37 1.07 65
Daniel Murphy COL 1B 1B -1 281 41 9 46 1 0.271
Trent Grisham SD OF OF -1 280 40 12 31 8 0.254
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF -1 193 21 11 31 4 0.242
Christin Stewart DET OF OF -1 279 31 14 36 0 0.238
Isan Diaz MIA 2B 2B -1 314 36 14 42 3 0.235
Garrett Cooper MIA 1B/OF 1B/OF -1 278 35 10 40 0 0.271
Austin Riley ATL OF 1B/3B/ OF -1 251 36 12 40 1 0.241
Sean Murphy OAK C C -1 239 25 10 30 0 0.251
Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP -1 96 6 0 4.31 1.26 83
Sergio Romo MIN RP RP -1 35 2 2 3.23 1.14 36
Tom Murphy SEA C C -1 237 26 12 32 2 0.233
Joakim Soria OAK RP RP -1 38 2 2 3.67 1.09 41
Luis Urias MIL 2B/SS 2B/SS -1 297 26 9 30 4 0.262
Carter Kieboom WSH SS SS -1 213 21 8 28 2 0.291
Robinson Cano NYM 2B 2B -1 286 38 10 41 1 0.251
Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B 2B/3B -1 331 44 9 30 2 0.293
Luis Arraez MIN 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -1 261 31 2 21 2 0.319
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF -1 346 40 15 46 1 0.267
Shane Greene ATL RP RP -1 41 2 2 3.02 1.22 41
Nick Senzel CIN OF OF -2 225 28 7 27 6 0.267
Danny Jansen TOR C C -2 233 29 9 31 1 0.241
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF -2 233 33 10 38 4 0.244
Jesse Winker CIN OF OF -2 287 44 9 31 1 0.284
Rafael Montero TEX RP RP -2 42 2 2 3.19 1.04 45
Nomar Mazara CHW OF OF -2 295 40 13 38 1 0.263
Travis D’Arnaud ATL C/1B C/1B -2 233 28 9 30 0 0.246
Mike Fiers OAK SP SP -2 103 6 0 4.09 1.19 75
Ty Buttrey LAA RP RP -2 46 2 2 3.30 1.21 51
Yadier Molina STL C C -2 260 30 6 33 4 0.264
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B -2 294 39 9 42 0 0.277
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP -2 43 3 2 3.67 1.30 44
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF -2 333 44 14 46 2 0.254
Kurt Suzuki WSH C C -2 217 26 9 33 0 0.261
Dylan Bundy LAA SP SP -2 110 6 0 4.34 1.36 112
Jose Alvarado TB RP RP -2 38 1 3 3.67 1.34 48
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -2 266 38 8 40 10 0.233
Yandy Diaz TB 1B/3B 1B/3B -2 261 36 9 33 1 0.272
Kyle Gibson TEX SP SP -2 113 7 0 4.16 1.32 109
John Gant STL RP RP -2 43 4 2 3.81 1.31 38
Zack Britton NYY RP RP -2 41 3 2 3.48 1.21 37
Roberto Perez CLE C C -2 233 25 9 32 0 0.228
Jose Quintana CHC SP SP -2 106 7 0 4.15 1.34 93
Hunter Renfroe TB OF OF -2 258 36 17 43 2 0.226
Kole Calhoun ARI OF OF -3 288 38 17 44 2 0.222
Ronald Guzman TEX 1B 1B -3 288 33 14 38 1 0.237
Michael Pineda MIN SP SP -3 81 6 0 4.23 1.21 76
Dexter Fowler STL OF OF -3 291 39 9 36 3 0.231
Buster Posey SF C C -3 256 30 5 32 1 0.254
Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP -3 106 4 0 3.87 1.18 86
Pedro Baez LAD RP RP -3 44 3 1 2.94 1.06 45
Jon Lester CHC SP SP -3 101 7 0 4.29 1.34 93
Nick Wittgren CLE RP RP -3 39 4 2 3.71 1.21 40
Chance Sisco BAL C C -3 233 26 9 30 0 0.212
Anibal Sanchez WSH SP SP -3 101 6 0 4.14 1.31 81
Yoan Lopez ARI RP RP -3 36 1 2 3.10 1.08 38
Adam Ottavino NYY RP RP -3 44 3 1 2.77 1.27 53
Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF OF -3 280 32 14 38 2 0.219
Emilio Pagan SD RP RP -3 41 3 2 2.71 0.97 54
Dakota Hudson STL SP SP -3 101 6 0 4.08 1.38 81
JaCoby Jones DET OF OF -3 317 48 7 33 7 0.229
Gio Gonzalez CHW SP SP -3 103 6 0 4.22 1.38 91
Hunter Harvey BAL RP RP -3 40 2 4 4.51 1.38 53
Julio Teheran LAA SP SP -3 99 5 0 4.21 1.34 87
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B/OF -3 315 44 9 42 2 0.248
Josh Lindblom MIL SP SP -3 78 4 0 4.21 1.37 83
Randal Grichuk TOR OF OF -3 301 40 16 44 1 0.238
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF -3 249 33 11 38 2 0.245
Kwang-Hyun Kim STL P P -3 91 6 0 4.21 1.19 70
Domingo Santana CLE OF OF -3 254 28 12 34 3 0.247
Luke Voit NYY 1B 1B -3 242 33 11 36 1 0.246
Niko Goodrum DET 2B/SS/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/OF -3 288 39 9 33 7 0.244
Wil Myers SD OF 1B/OF -3 219 31 9 35 7 0.231
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -3 330 41 10 44 4 0.248
Michael Lorenzen CIN RP RP -3 33 2 2 3.51 1.23 35
Tucker Barnhart CIN C C -4 203 23 6 26 0 0.244
Steve Cishek CHW RP RP -4 42 3 2 3.47 1.24 38
Matt Carpenter STL 3B 3B -4 236 30 9 31 2 0.238
David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -4 334 48 3 33 4 0.288
Brett Gardner NYY OF OF -4 285 41 11 43 7 0.242
Martin Maldonado HOU C C -4 223 25 8 30 0 0.222
Nico Hoerner CHC SS SS -4 193 26 6 24 3 0.287
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B -4 305 44 9 33 2 0.264
Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP SP -4 115 6 0 4.43 1.39 107
Asdrubal Cabrera WSH 2B/3B 2B/3B -4 291 41 10 43 1 0.258
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -4 323 41 10 40 4 0.249
Nate Lowe TB 1B 1B -4 186 25 10 30 0 0.277
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B 1B -4 186 20 9 25 1 0.252
Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B 2B -4 365 44 9 38 6 0.271
Rick Porcello NYM SP SP -4 106 6 0 4.31 1.33 93
Franklin Barreto OAK 2B 2B/SS -4 199 28 9 32 4 0.218
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP -4 101 6 0 4.11 1.28 79
Jairo Diaz COL RP RP -4 36 2 2 4.21 1.24 38
Dee Gordon SEA 2B 2B -4 219 25 1 17 12 0.254
Tommy Kahnle NYY RP RP -4 41 2 1 2.89 1.09 55
Freddy Galvis CIN 2B/SS 2B/SS -4 335 36 9 38 3 0.250
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS -4 311 33 9 38 2 0.238
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP -4 82 5 0 4.19 1.34 77
Austin Romine DET C C -4 230 23 7 26 2 0.247
Yan Gomes WSH C C -4 219 24 7 28 0 0.233
Aristides Aquino CIN OF OF -4 202 25 10 28 3 0.244
Brad Keller KC SP SP -4 112 4 0 4.21 1.31 81
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -4 249 31 9 35 4 0.252
Michael Wacha NYM SP SP -4 87 6 0 4.36 1.38 81
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B -4 331 38 15 44 1 0.232
Adam Frazier PIT 2B 2B -4 319 36 6 36 4 0.277
Maikel Franco KC 3B 3B -4 310 32 13 40 0 0.241
Jose Martinez TB OF OF -4 186 26 9 28 2 0.282
A.J. Pollock LAD OF OF -4 196 28 8 25 4 0.259
Todd Frazier TEX 3B 3B -5 266 35 11 38 1 0.241
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF -5 174 21 7 23 2 0.231
Tanner Roark TOR SP SP -5 91 6 0 4.33 1.35 87
Adam Haseley PHI OF OF -5 193 20 5 23 5 0.261
Travis Shaw TOR 3B 1B/3B -5 275 35 12 38 1 0.224
Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF -5 201 30 5 27 7 0.277
Jakob Junis KC SP SP -5 110 6 0 4.37 1.38 102
Manuel Margot TB OF OF -5 235 30 6 25 14 0.256
Danny Duffy KC SP SP -5 95 5 0 4.41 1.34 86
Cameron Maybin DET OF OF -5 196 27 6 23 8 0.254
Corey Dickerson MIA OF OF -5 286 33 8 31 1 0.288
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF -5 233 35 10 32 1 0.258
Cole Hamels ATL SP SP -5 73 4 0 4.24 1.34 65
Griffin Canning LAA SP SP -5 50 3 0 4.02 1.25 58
Evan Longoria SF 3B 3B -5 277 32 10 38 2 0.248
John Means BAL SP SP -5 103 4 0 4.42 1.31 83
Jake Arrieta PHI SP SP -5 98 6 0 4.40 1.39 78
Jose Urena MIA SP SP -5 104 4 0 4.44 1.39 80
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF -5 249 31 7 29 6 0.281
Mike Tauchman NYY OF OF -5 193 25 10 30 2 0.255
Harrison Bader STL OF OF -5 232 27 10 30 7 0.226
Austin Hedges SD C C -5 178 17 9 24 1 0.212
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP -5 82 5 0 4.51 1.43 85
Junior Guerra ARI RP RP -5 54 4 1 4.19 1.26 53
Jordan Lyles TEX SP SP -5 95 7 0 4.31 1.31 96
Eric Thames WSH 1B 1B/OF -5 268 33 12 36 2 0.241
Howie Kendrick WSH 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B -5 232 27 9 28 1 0.304
Jose Peraza BOS 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -5 195 23 3 18 10 0.272
Anthony Bass TOR RP RP -5 31 2 2 3.81 1.29 30
Zack Collins CHW DH C -5 167 14 7 22 0 0.226
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -5 103 7 0 4.37 1.41 89
Brian Dozier SD 2B 2B -5 169 25 10 28 2 0.234
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP -6 91 5 0 3.96 1.21 72
Yusmeiro Petit OAK RP RP -6 54 4 0 3.18 1.00 46
Jake Bauers CLE 1B/OF 1B/OF -6 249 31 9 35 4 0.237
Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 1B -6 254 31 10 35 1 0.262
Spencer Turnbull DET SP SP -6 98 5 0 4.47 1.40 95
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 1B -6 248 33 12 40 1 0.248
Jacob Stallings PIT C C -6 214 20 6 25 0 0.251
Zach Davies SD SP SP -6 109 5 0 4.36 1.35 73
Manny Pina MIL C C -6 196 19 7 22 0 0.230
Trevor May MIN RP RP -6 45 4 1 3.27 1.11 51
Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B 1B -6 229 30 15 36 0 0.217
Pedro Severino BAL C C -6 172 20 7 22 1 0.242
Ryan O’Hearn KC 1B 1B -6 232 27 10 30 0 0.245
Wade Miley CIN SP SP -6 101 6 0 4.23 1.32 87
Mike Zunino TB C C -6 188 20 7 22 1 0.242
J.A. Happ NYY SP SP -6 81 5 0 4.44 1.31 73
Victor Caratini CHC C/1B C/1B -6 164 22 6 23 1 0.269
Austin Nola SEA 1B C/1B/ 2B -6 211 22 4 25 2 0.254
James McCann CHW C C -6 151 15 6 21 1 0.242
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP -6 40 2 2 3.89 1.31 41
Eric Lauer MIL SP SP -6 98 6 0 4.37 1.33 92
Tyler Flowers ATL C C -6 143 14 6 20 0 0.242
Chase Anderson TOR SP SP -6 95 5 0 4.24 1.30 83
Ross Stripling LAD SP RP -6 63 4 0 3.67 1.18 63
Alex Wood LAD SP SP -6 58 4 0 3.88 1.28 52
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP -6 63 4 0 4.02 1.36 59
Sean Newcomb ATL SP SP -6 72 5 0 3.87 1.36 69
Shun Yamaguchi TOR P P -6 78 5 0 4.37 1.33 73
Scott Barlow KC RP RP -6 42 2 2 3.81 1.36 54
Joe Ross WSH SP SP -6 60 3 0 3.84 1.34 54
Kyle Wright ATL SP SP -6 51 3 0 3.47 1.29 49
Rogelio Armenteros HOU SP SP -6 47 4 0 4.23 1.36 46
Jose Osuna PIT 1B/OF 1B/3B/ OF -6 177 21 7 26 1 0.269
Framber Valdez HOU RP RP -6 44 4 1 4.77 1.33 48
Shed Long SEA 2B 2B/OF -6 188 30 6 33 6 0.238
Rio Ruiz BAL 3B 1B/3B -6 225 23 10 27 1 0.251
Colin Moran PIT 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -6 277 30 9 41 0 0.277
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP -6 64 4 0 4.25 1.29 65
Enrique Hernandez LAD 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF -6 206 23 7 25 1 0.246
Jason Kipnis CHC 2B 2B -6 171 17 8 21 3 0.237
Joey Wendle TB 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -7 169 17 5 19 5 0.247
David Bote CHC 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -7 201 30 8 32 2 0.252
Jon Berti MIA SS/3B/ OF SS/3B/ OF -7 190 22 3 19 12 0.257
Austin Allen OAK C C -7 143 15 6 20 0 0.254
Ian Desmond COL OF OF -7 232 26 10 30 2 0.252
Reese McGuire TOR C C -7 163 19 4 21 1 0.233
Matt Manning DET SP SP -7 54 3 0 3.86 1.27 60
Josh Rojas ARI OF OF -7 220 28 6 26 9 0.268
Casey Mize DET SP SP -7 42 2 0 3.44 1.16 44
Brent Suter MIL RP RP -7 44 3 1 3.48 1.03 40
Greg Allen CLE OF OF -7 202 25 4 27 9 0.234
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF -7 256 41 9 25 3 0.230
Steven Duggar SF OF OF -7 238 25 5 23 4 0.238
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 2B/SS -7 150 21 4 19 1 0.268
Michael Kopech CHW SP SP -7 40 2 0 4.29 1.40 44
Brent Honeywell TB SP SP -7 30 2 0 3.68 1.28 34
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP -7 44 2 0 4.18 1.31 52
Sixto Sanchez MIA SP SP -7 27 2 0 4.04 1.28 25
Amir Garrett CIN RP RP -7 43 2 1 4.26 1.38 60
Jason Castro LAA C C -7 235 23 6 27 0 0.228
Forrest Whitley HOU SP SP -7 17 1 0 4.78 1.45 21
MacKenzie Gore SD SP SP -7 19 1 0 4.12 1.35 21
Buck Farmer DET RP RP -7 43 3 2 4.27 1.32 47
Will Harris WSH RP RP -7 35 3 1 2.64 1.04 37
Andrew Knizner STL C C -7 144 15 4 14 1 0.251
Willians Astudillo MIN C C/1B/ 3B/OF -7 127 15 4 18 1 0.288
Jonathan Lucroy FA C C/1B -7 129 19 5 21 0 0.256
Leury Garcia CHW OF SS/OF -7 186 25 4 19 9 0.272
Ty France SD 2B/3B 2B/3B -7 129 19 7 26 0 0.240
Rich Hill MIN SP SP -7 27 2 0 3.31 1.16 33
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS -7 198 28 7 28 2 0.232
Joe Kelly LAD RP RP -7 38 2 1 4.44 1.35 41
Randy Dobnak MIN RP RP -7 69 4 0 4.71 1.38 51
Matt Shoemaker TOR SP SP -7 38 3 0 4.34 1.29 35
Jay Bruce PHI OF 1B/OF -7 171 22 11 27 1 0.220
Yimi Garcia MIA RP RP -7 33 2 1 4.29 1.13 35
Johan Camargo ATL SS SS/3B/ OF -7 186 23 6 25 1 0.277
Art Warren SEA RP RP -7 15 0 2 4.61 1.41 18
Jorge Mateo OAK SS SS -7 110 15 4 18 4 0.205
Sheldon Neuse OAK 2B 2B/3B -7 103 21 4 19 2 0.242
Asher Wojciechowski BAL SP SP -7 95 6 0 4.41 1.34 91
Eric Sogard MIL 2B 2B/3B/ OF -7 223 33 6 26 3 0.274
Cole Tucker PIT SS SS -7 96 16 3 17 2 0.254
Jimmy Nelson LAD SP SP -7 44 3 0 4.38 1.44 48
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF -7 191 25 7 24 1 0.234
Jarrod Dyson PIT OF OF -7 193 28 2 24 13 0.232
Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP -7 75 4 0 4.64 1.37 81
Brett Phillips KC OF OF -7 126 17 4 14 4 0.209
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 1B/SS -7 257 28 4 19 4 0.276
Martin Perez BOS SP SP -7 106 6 0 4.54 1.44 81
Nick Markakis ATL OF OF -8 317 44 5 43 1 0.281
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS -8 280 41 6 30 4 0.222
Jake Rogers DET C C -8 169 16 5 20 0 0.210
Delino DeShields CLE OF OF -8 211 23 2 20 12 0.240
Franchy Cordero SD OF OF -8 219 22 7 25 6 0.221
Richard Rodriguez PIT RP RP -8 45 3 1 3.47 1.27 47
Brian Goodwin LAA OF OF -8 193 25 7 21 4 0.240
Jorge Guzman SP SP -8 10 1 2 2.56 1.22 14
Monte Harrison MIA OF OF -8 170 20 5 22 7 0.215
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -8 66 4 0 4.27 1.33 60
Richard Bleier BAL RP RP -8 38 2 2 4.04 1.26 25
Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF -8 174 19 9 22 0 0.251
Victor Reyes DET OF OF -8 206 28 4 30 9 0.264
Josh Reddick HOU OF OF -8 225 27 9 30 2 0.246
Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP -8 104 5 0 4.77 1.39 78
Alex Dickerson SF OF OF -8 268 31 7 33 1 0.268
Jaylin Davis SF OF OF -8 172 20 8 23 2 0.237
Lewis Brinson MIA OF OF -8 184 21 4 17 3 0.208
Alex Gordon KC OF OF -8 260 31 7 35 2 0.248
Dom Nunez COL C C -8 120 16 7 20 0 0.207
Guillermo Heredia PIT OF OF -8 193 26 4 30 3 0.231
Tony Wolters COL C C -8 233 27 2 28 1 0.258
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF -8 168 19 9 26 1 0.000
Josh VanMeter CIN OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -8 157 19 5 23 4 0.253
Josh Naylor SD OF OF -8 178 23 9 29 1 0.254
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B -8 249 27 10 33 1 0.237
Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B 1B/3B -8 273 33 9 36 2 0.228
Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 1B -8 208 23 10 28 0 0.247
Justin Smoak MIL 1B 1B -8 191 17 10 22 0 0.231
Ryon Healy MIL 3B 1B/3B -8 188 25 9 27 0 0.234
Brad Boxberger MIA RP RP -8 30 1 1 4.64 1.47 31
Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B 1B -8 186 20 7 23 1 0.236
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF -8 146 19 7 20 1 0.257
Josh Fuentes COL 3b 3b -8 125 19 7 24 1 0.241
Matt Thaiss LAA 3B 1B/3B -8 127 18 7 21 1 0.264
Jake Fraley SEA OF OF -8 188 23 5 19 5 0.241
Luis Rengifo LAA 2B 2B/SS -8 170 17 4 14 4 0.236
Nicky Lopez KC 2B/SS 2B/SS -8 249 28 2 31 4 0.266
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3b 3b -8 173 25 5 19 6 0.261
 
  1. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Great job to all of razzball that helped Another fantastic top 500

  2. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Echo Al’s comment. Fantastic. You are the shot of tequila to my morning.

    Grey/Ralph-
    Who do you think offers the most potential for turning things beautiful in a H2H dynasty league: Dylan Bundy or Reynaldo Lopez?
    Many thanks.

  3. Alex says:
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    When did Nola get traded to the Angels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Is he listed as that? I’ll ping Rudy

  4. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    OMG, it’s finally here! My guide on how to live the next 2 months of my life!!!!

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      @Fanciful Basesball: ha. For real. I still stray and go with 1 or 2 of my own gut instinct picks every year and have hit the jackpot a few times but have also been to ashamed to even tell him I went against his bust guys a few more times than not

  5. Albert says:
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    Grey, sir. Keeper question for you. 12 team, 5×5 league. Can keep 4. Who do you go with?

    – Albes 20th rd (5 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – Flaherty 25th rd (5 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – Dahl 16th rd (4 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – Villar 17th rd (4 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – story 6th rd (2 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – senzel 21st rd (5 round penalty each year kept after this year)

    Mazel!

  6. Ray says:
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    In the words of the kids these days, “YAAAAASSSSS QUEEEEEEN”

    Will there be a War Room Excel download available again this year? This has helped us a ton in our live drafts the past several years.

    • knucks says:
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      @Ray: Grey doesn’t do that, usually a commentator or other write steps up. Past few years it was HotRod, I’ve sent him an email a week or so back to see if he was doing it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: Hope HotRod is not competing with SimplyFred in the big league in the sky

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: Wait, did you hear back?

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: I did not hear back… we lost Fred?

          If I don’t hear anything in the next week or so, maybe I’ll try to get to work on this.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Fred passed away around Xmas — I didn’t hear back from HotRod either — Maybe HotRod was Fred? I don’t know…

            • knucks says:
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              @Grey: Damn. RIP.

              I’ll pull up last years version and start inputting stats this weekend if I can.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Thanks, knucks!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Simply Fred? Man, that sucks. He was one of the good ones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Haha, have to ask HotRod

  7. Albert says:
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    Grey, sir. Keeper question for you. 12 team, 5×5 league. Can keep 4. Who do you go with??

    – Albes 20th rd (5 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – Flaherty 25th rd (5 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – Dahl 16th rd (4 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – Villar 17th rd (4 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – story 6th rd (2 round penalty each year kept after this year)
    – senzel 21st rd (5 round penalty each year kept after this year)

    Mazel!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Albert: Answered above, only question is Story or Villar

  8. Wally Pipp says:
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    Under espn column you have davis listed as OF hes dh there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wally Pipp: That’s a Rudy thing, will ping him

  9. Earl says:
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    Do you still see the rule of going hitter heavy for the 1st 3-4 rounds as applicable this year?

    Would likely wind up with Aaron Nola or Gerrit Cole (if lucky) as your SP1.

    Starting to learn that pitching always seems to never work out the way your expect. Hitting seems to be a little more predictable to some extent.

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Earl: That’s always the rule. Yes, always.

  10. Cram It says:
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    “Shawn Armstrong ahead of Gregory Polanco?!!! You’ve lost all credibility” – Mr. Pipp

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      @Cram It: hey i was going to say that!

      I dont mind an armstrong flier with your last pick. Strickland had a 7.3 k rate and a 4.14 bb rate last season over 45 innings, hes done. Swarzak looked so bad last year and was hurt so dont expect much there. They prolly sign someone else tho

      • Cram It says:
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        @Wally Pipp: I’m just playing around. I don’t care for drafting non-closer RP’s (save the elite ones). They’re a dime a dozen.

    • Dave D says:
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      @Cram It: I think what he meant to say was that my pick of Shawn Armstrong at 699 was a decent value afterall.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dave D: Steal of the draft!

  11. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    So wonderful!

    a. What do the Holy Grail, the Magna Carta, James Joyce’s Ulysses or Dubliners (take your pick), Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven) and this top 500 have in common? They are all master works, man! Thanks for continuing to give.

    b. Fantastic video, mind blowing!

    c. I know it’s against your religion to draft a team early but I get the sense that a lot of that value (like Voit at 160) will vanish by OD. And then what’s so good about drafting Luke Voit 100th overall? He’ll probably end up 100th overall on the player rater. I think I will draft one early team and one late team having more data to mull over by the end of ST for the latter. Thoughts?

    d. Subdued Norm MacDonald quote for February 7

    1. This was Colin Ferguson’s first week in prison. Ferguson has reportedly dismissed his cell mate and from now on he’ll be acting as his own bitch.

    2. New medical research shows that men and women have different food cravings, men preferring meat and women preferring sweets. Scientists trace this back to cave man days when men had to go out and hunt for food while women sat on their fat asses eating chocolates!

    3. Washington power two-some Mary Matalin and James Carville are expecting their first baby in July. No one knows if the baby will be a Democrat or a Republican but doctor’s are sure of one thing…it will be weird looking.

    4. The richest girl in the world, billionaire Athena Onasis, celebrated her 10th birthday this week. What’s it like to be the richest girl in the world? Well, to give you some idea at the party they had 2 cakes!

    5. The mafia announced that they will drop their time-honored greeting of gently kissing each other on the cheek this week. But as for shooting people and then stuffing them into the trunks of their cars – FULL STEAM AHEAD!

    6. An intoxicated man was decapitated by a moving subway train this week after he fell off the platform while trying to show off for a woman he didn’t know. The stunt worked – the two will be married in June.

    7. Due to a change in policy, Amtrak employees will no longer be able to kick homeless people out of Penn Station, based on the way they look. From now on, they will have to go solely on urine stench.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Indeed B. Haha, thanks! C. I’m fine with that, be interesting to see if you like one team much better by Sept. D. 5. Ha

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, man. I liked #5 for you too.

        Btw, am I right that the season starts this year on March 20??!! How is it possible?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          It kinda starts then… There’s 2 semi-exhibition games

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            That’s crazy! Do the games count for stats? OMG, my panties are all wound up now.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              Ha, they do count

  12. Wally Pipp says:
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    So i really like jose leclerc, but hes got an adp of like 115 (12th closer off the board) and you have him ranked 143. I feel like its gona be a struggle to get decent rp pitchers this year.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Wally Pipp: I agree. Seems like a few teams are stockpiling the high quality arms. Basically, there’s top shelf closers but the upper-middle class has been hollowed out to some degree in the fantasy chase for saves. But I’m all in on the SAGNOF theory. And think a 140-150 is about where I’d start drafting CLs. Almost all hitters (no C) and 3-4 SPs. So I’ll be fine with any slotted in the CL spot from Giles down to Bradley (I’m hoping for 2 of them). And then throw darts in FA as meltdowns start happening.

  13. Jarrett says:
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    I have Adamses, Altuve , Trevor Story at middle iinf—Acuan Soto, Ozuna in the outfield.

    I saw the Palka sleeper post last spot on a 14 team dynasty Palka or Schoop?

    • Grey

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      @Jarrett: Coin flip, they’re close… You can keep Schoop and get back Palka easier prolly

  14. JAscher says:
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    In Grey we trust…

    Why is Brantley ranked so low? He was great last year…I know new setting, new team, just wondering though.

    Thoughts on not keeping him in the 15th round of a 27 round draft,. Even though I just traded him for a 15th round after trading mine away in a mega deal for Marquez and Baez.

    And I’ve been hungry waiting for my $12 salads, despite them just being salads. Please be the donkey corn and deliver…my absolute favorite post to read

    • knucks says:
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      @JAscher: Grey is never down with Brantley, he’s been consistent with that through the years. But I agreed, I had added him off the wire in April in an OBP league last year and he was great.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JAscher: Lack of projected ABs, I reckon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAscher: He was solid last year, I’m not drafting him this year — A 15th round keeper sounds fine for him, not sure of your options tho

  15. The Two Towers says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 6 Forever League;

    Stanton/Rizzo for Correa/Rendon

    Considering this trade before our draft. I’m in good position to compete this year with extra draft picks and the other guy is looking long term. My other keepers are Trea, Judge, Mondesi, and Strasburg.

    Which side do you like and how close is it? Would be fun having Judge and Stanton on the same team.

  16. Wally Pipp says:
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    My point about leclerc is if i wait til pick 115 ish to take a rp which i normally do, if leclerc adp is 115, and hes going as the 12th closer off the board, the next best options look weak. So if i start there and miss leclerc, the next rp you have ranked after leclerc are:
    Alvarado-rays about to resign romo
    Givens- 4+ era and no lock
    Knebel- 16 sv in 57 gms with hader there 2018
    Archie bradley- is he even the closer (or even a RP this year)?
    Cody allen- 4.7 era last year
    Vizcaino- seems like a committee with Minter
    Shane green- lol
    Andrew miller -setup / high leverage role likely
    Yada yada

  17. Ben says:
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    Trying to figure out my keepers in a 10-team 5×5 obp league, 4 OFs, 1 IF, 10 Ps.

    My options are:
    Albies – $2
    Soto – $4
    Haniger – $2
    Chapman – $1
    Profar – $1
    Hader – $3
    Severino – $1
    Flaherty – $4
    Taillon – $8

    I’m pretty set on Severino, Flaherty, Albies, Soto, and Haniger. I’ve been thinking Chapman and either Hader or Taillon as my last two. Wondering how you would approach.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ben: I’d keep all of them. They’re all cheap as hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Taillon, tho no idea how many you keep in total

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey:

        Whoops, forgot to say it’s a 7 keeper max.

  18. The Great Knoche says:
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    Kingery and Nicky Delmonico not in the top500? Blasphemy!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I know. 506 and 517. Had to pick on something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you Pipp you!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: A-A-ron Judge is my hero!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  19. Chinzy says:
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    Hey Grey.

    I am debating on my last keeper between Springer, Albies and Merrifield.

    This is a keep forever so usually i lean towards the younger age guy (Albies) but I am also a big Springer fan…

  20. Brian says:
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    Thanks Grey As always appreciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: No problem

  21. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty h2h 5×5 obp

    My marte/freddy peralta for his khris davis/forrest whitley

  22. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty h2h 5×5 obp

    My marte/freddy peralta for his khris davis/forrest whitley

  23. Roger Dorn says:
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    Good ish ! Which three out of this crew would you keep? 12-team roto (Round Draft Pick forfeited)

    Mookie (2nd Round)
    Story (7th)
    Bellinger (16th)
    Vlad Jr (19th)
    Dahl (23rd)

    • bigbear says:
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      @Roger Dorn: Depends on how long you can keep them. But Mookie, Story, Vlad. Can see an argument for either of the others depending if there are keeper restrictions though.

      • Roger Dorn says:
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        Keep forever, round forfeited moves up 1 each year

  24. Five-on-One says:
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    Hey Grey – Thanks for all the work you do and free content you provide. Rarely a morning goes by where you fail to get a laugh or smile out of me. But there’s something I don’t understand. You say about The Foaming Lips tier (SP) that if they make it to around 50 overall, or under $30, then you’d happily draft one. However, the Grey dollar values for these guys start at $20 and go down from there. What am I missing?

    I do use your values as a guide at my auction, and I think this issue reared its head last year for me. As a result, all the best pitchers went for significantly more than the Grey Values. The prices did not catch up until I ended up with Sonny Gray for $13. Now, due to some excellent advice, I also ended up with Corbin, Snell, Bauer and Wacha, and won my league going away. But I’m not sure that is repeatable.

    I don’t like to spend too much more than the expected return on a player at auction. How do I (we) reconcile the Grey Values with the need to get a decent starter with the statement that you would spend significantly more than the Grey Value on certain players?

    Sorry for the long, rambling message.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-on-One: No problem! Can go above $20 on them to get one… Merely ballpark figures — You’re better off thinking of pitching as around $80 total to spend… One SP for $20-ish, one for $15-ish, 3 for around $10, one flyer, but need RPs too

      • Frank the tank says:
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        @Grey: so basically what you recommend is spending approx 30% of your budget on pitching ($80 of a $260 budget) even though pitching makes up approx 40% of the roster (6 SP and 3 RP on a 23 man roster). Does that make sense? Great question by fiveonone, and somethkng ive wondered about as well. And again, thanks Grey. Love the material you put out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          180/80 is pretty standard… Sometimes I go as low as $70

          • Frank the tank says:
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            @Grey: cool, thanks grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  25. branta says:
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    Great work as always, Grey. Are the RCLs going to be on Fantrax again this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @branta: They will, Goose Plus

  26. Tom says:
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    At first glance the most out of whack ranking to me is Maikel Franco at 515, not sure what’s built into that. Perhaps the idea that the Phillies will acquire Machado, and Machado plays third. Otherwise, seems criminally low for a 26 yr. old that has hit 20 or more homers 3 straight years, and struck out in less than 15% of his abs last year.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tom: The 287 AB’s are built into that. He’s not projected for those numbers over a full season.

  27. OaktownSteve says:
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    You must be super bummed you didn’t win any fantasy baseball writing awards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I don’t pay $400/year to vote for myself

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHAHAHAHA!

        Mediocre content pays for accolades!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, precisely… Really a bunch of shysters

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: since this started with an Oaktown comment. Remember that one time Oaktown went into a room full of “perts” and told each and every one what was wrong with their game.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, I do!

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Grey: damn, this is just kicking off memories of all the tools of twitter who talk about the awards and have their membership a part of their profile.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yeah, what a jizzoke

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    As the old Groucho Marx joke goes, I don’t want to be a member of a club that would have me

                    • BJFOHOHL says:
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                      @Grey: I did a slow mock one year with Sky and other writers and the logic around their picks was either archaic or based in very bad logic. Then I would look at where they wrote and my jaw would drop

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, lots of people with really bad takes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: BTW, someone commented on the top 100 starters they were also at the grocery convention

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Where are these posted?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Razzball’s never been nominated for anything ever bc we don’t pay $400/year to be

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Grey:

          So it’s like buying your own star on the walk of “fame”?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Totally, but more disingenuous

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              I’d like to thank God and myself for this award.

  28. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Grey, trade question. Was offered Moustakis for Upton
    Points league:
    H 1
    1B 1
    2B 2
    3B 3
    HR 4
    SB 2
    RBI 2
    R 1
    BB 2
    TB 1

    12 team, 12 keeper. So far I’m keeping (Freeman, Correa, Segura, Encarnacion, Judge, Hoskins, Upton, Pham, Severino, Syndergaard, Flaherty, Buehler)

    Don’t want to trade for Moose and he signs in SD. That’s a nightmare. Thanks man

  29. Matty says:
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    Love the draft this, not that video.
    Another interesting tool idea that I probably won’t be getting around to making but I’ll think about making is something that allows you to input a player and see all of those players who are projected for give-or-take the same stat lines.
    Non sequitur- does the Razz community have any comedy show suggestions that have been flying under the radar? We just finished Sex Education and enjoyed it but now need a new show to not talk during dinner.
    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Derry Girls is really funny IMHO.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: Oh yeah? Never heard of it, will have to check it out

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          It takes a minute to get used to the thick Irish accents, but yeah I loved it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sounds like I’ll need subtitles for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Thanks! I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Interesting idea for a tool, closest I think is our trade evaluator

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Matty:

      Peep Show is definitely under the radar.

      • Matty says:
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        @FrankGrimes:
        Thanks guys. Loved Peep Show and just finished up the last of Kimmy. I’ll check out Derry Girls.
        If you haven’t watched Sex Education, add that to the queue.

  30. bigbear says:
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    I like Trea and Story a bunch this year. My league does have 2 Util spots. So in theory they could fit. What do you guys think of going SS in the 1st and 2nd? Assuming guys like Stanton, Judge and Goldy are gone. Think I’ll go Judge if all of them are available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I don’t love it, tbh, but I could see it this year

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Yeah… That’s where I’m at too. I’m definitely taking Story over Freeman. So that’s the dividing line imo. Trea/Story would provide a higher floor for everything the rest of the draft. I wouldn’t have to chase HR or SB much either. And maybe a nice trade chip if the right deal comes along. I may have talked myself into Story even if Judge/Stanton are available!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Especially since Trea and Story do opposite things, if you said Trea and Mondesi, I’d say meh

  31. InferiorHippo says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I’m struggling with my last couple of keepers. In a H2H 10 player Dynasty keep 15 players per year for max of 5 years at a time (if a player is dropped they start 5 years again.) Number next to a player is how many years I have them left. What do you think?

    Top 11 keepers
    Trout (2), Acuna (4), JD Martinez(2), Lindor (2), Mondesi(4) Verlander (2) Trevor Bauer (4) Buehler (4) Eugenio Suarez (4) Matt Olson (3) Tim Anderson (4)

    Who would be your last 4?
    Kimbrel (2) Roberto Osuna (2) Piscotty (4) Peralta (4) Sal Perez (3) Eduardo Escobar (4)

    Thank you!

  32. FrankGrimes says:
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    Patricia Arquette was such an idiot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Yeah, but she was incredible in that role

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        For sure. But I want an alternate ending
        where she picks them up so they can kill her. Haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, it’s a true story

  33. Crime Dog says:
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    Fantastic stuff, thanks Grey!

    General question for you. You always have certain guys you’re way higher on than ADP for good reason. What’s your strategy during the draft for these guys? For example momdesi you have 20, let’s say his ADP is 80 (just making that up). Are you drafting him at 20 every single time or maybe waiting until 50 because you think you can wait and still get him. Same for luchessi, you have him 100 ADP is let’s say 200. You grabbing him at 100 every time or maybe splitting the difference and trying to wait until 150 to get a better value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think you have to be somewhat familiar with ADP, if a guy is being drafted around 80 overall, you don’t really have to jump on him until around 50-60 overall

  34. Cohen says:
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    Grey, draft strategy question
    I got 6 th pick in 12 teamer
    Thinkin i can get Yelich/Acuna/Rizzo first 3 picks
    At #43 i was going to go Segura but if Hoskins is there i thought about using him at 1B/3B once he is shortly eligible.
    So Hoskins or Segura at #43?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Charlie says:
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    Grey, you are amazing!!

    My league is a 6×5 (including ops) 10 team, h2h, Yahoo league. I’m trying to use your rankings and take the pitchers out and add them to @Rudy Gamble 6×6 OPS Yahoo rankings. But I’m not sure what size league your rankings are geared towards, 10 team or 12 team? Also, what salary cap are you using? 260? And what split are you giving the hitters to pitchers, 67/33?

    I’m trying to figure out what math formula I need to use to deflate/inflate @Rudy Gamble hitters so that the $ value between his hitters and your pitchers is comparing apples to apples. Your pitchers and his 6×6 Yahoo 10 team ops hitters would be a perfect set of rankings for me.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I use my rankings up until about 15 team deep… $260 — 180/80-ish

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you Grey!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • grey’s $ are based on 12-team and are around 67/33. to convert his SP $ to 10-team, multiply the $ by 0.95 and subtract 1.33.

      • Charlie says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        Thank you, Rudy!

        Which option would be best for me?

        1. Take Grey’s SP’s $ amount and multiply it by 0.95 and subtract 1.33, and then combine them with Yahoo 10 team 6×6 OPS

        or

        2. Take the hitters in Yahoo 10 team 6×6 OPS and multiply their $ amount by 0.94 and then subtract 1.4, and then combine them with Grey’s pitchers

        Both options seem to be deflating the $ amount. In option 1 you’re deflating Grey’s pitchers, but in option 2 you’re deflating the hitters in Yahoo 10 team 6×6 OPS. Earlier in the week you suggested I deflate the hitters but then today I thought I’d ask once Grey’s 500 came out. I’d like to combine Grey’s pitchers with your Yahoo 6×6 OPS for 10 teamers, but not sure which $ numbers to deflate, Grey’s pitchers or your hitters? Can you please let me know which of the two options above would be best to achieve this?

        Thanks!!

        • the 6×6 are 12-team too so combine them all and then apply that $ adjustment to all of it. if it’s just a snake draft, you can ignore the last part.

          then there’s one other catch. if it is 6×5, hitters are worth a little more. it’s a judgment call though if you want to move off 67/33 hit/pitch split.

          • Charlie says:
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            @Rudy Gamble:

            What do you mean combine and apply that $ adjustment? Do you mean use both of my options above and deflate both the hitters and pitchers?

            You then say ignore the last part. Do you mean since it’s a snake draft ignore deflating the hitters and just deflate Grey’s pitchers?

            Yes, my league is a 6×5, including ops, Yahoo, 10 team, snake draft.

            Since it’s a snake draft you’re saying just deflate Grey’s pitchers and keep the 6×6 OPS hitters $ value the same?

            If that’s the case the number one hitter in 6×6 Yahoo 10 OPS is Trout. His value is 64.5. Grey’s number one pitcher is Scherzer at $28. If you then deflate Scherzer’s $ number (28 * 0.95) – 1.33 = 25.27.

            Is that correct? The number one hitter is rated 64.5 and the number one pitcher is rated 25.27? That’s a crazy disparity. That’s almost 3x value or $40 between the two.

          • Charlie says:
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            @Rudy Gamble:

            Rudy, my apologies but I think I misread your reaponse.

            You are saying BOTH Grey’s pitching rankings and the Yahoo 6×6 OPS rankings are based on a 12 team league. Bc BOTH are based on a 12 team league there is no need to inflate or deflate either $ amounts on either rankings.

            I should combine Grey’s pitching with the Yahoo 6×6 OPS and sort by $ to give me my desired rankings of Yahoo 6×5, 10 team, h2h rankings.

            Am I correct? Sorry for the confusion. Thanks!

            • yes. just download them both, sort by $, and you should be all set.

              • Charlie says:
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                @Rudy Gamble:

                Perfect. Thank you so much!

                It’s crazy though how much of a disparity there is between Trout and Scherzer. Trout is $65 and Scherzer is $28. We’ll see where Scherzer falls in on overall rankings once I merge the two rankings. I only used Trout and Scherzer in my example bc they’re both the number one ranked player for hitters and pitchers.

                • yahoo is weird b/c it’s only 10 hitters. i’m conditioned for 13 or 14 hitters (1 or 2 C). it’s 8 vs 9 pitchers but you can always swap pitchers in/out. so putting 67% of $ into hitters and then only starting 10 really drives up the values of premium hitters.

                  • Charlie says:
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                    @Rudy Gamble:

                    That makes sense. Not only is it 10 starting hitters and 8 starting pitchers (both sp and rp), but my league is 6×5 (including ops) so you’re right. Hitters are extremely more valuable, thus justifying the large gap in $ value between hitters and pitchers. Makes total sense now. Thanks for helping my light bulb go off!

                    • cool. also worth noting that grey always undervalues the top 5 pitchers or based on his preference of never taking SPs in first two rounds (i’m said to undervalue catchers in my model though my values tend to mirror ADP more than most $ calculators). grey’s values tend to mirror the market investment in SPs after the first 5 or so.

  36. TC says:
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    Whoever is #573 must be pissed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s about to be Jorge Alfaro if Realmuto is traded to the Phils

  37. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    10 team keeper league (total of 70 players kept)

    Would you accept a 2nd rd and 4th rd pick for Luis Severino?

    If I were to move Luis my team would be below.

    My current staff
    Scherzer
    Verlander
    Bauer

    Rizzo
    Lindor
    Rendon
    Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love Severino this year

  38. BJFOHOHL says:
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    I’m halfway through season 2 of Vikings. I would like to give you some words to chew on… Lots of blood, orgies, human sacrifices, hallucinogens, wife sharing, crucifixion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I need to get in on this… Last night I watched a doc that’s nominated for an Oscar, Minding the Gap, it was really good… On Hulu, if you have

      • BJFOHOHL says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t heard mind the gap in a long time. You should know what I’m talking about

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I might hear it next October, thinking about a tripski

          • BJFOHOHL says:
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            @Grey: I’m jelly. But at the same time its a totally different world over there

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, I wonder if Benny Hill’s birthplace is still a national landmark

              • BJFOHOHL says:
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                @Grey: I just bowed my head in a moment of silence.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Then ran around in fast motion in ladies undergarments

                  • BJFOHOHL says:
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                    @Grey: that’s my morning cardio routine

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Holy moly, Grey, I watched the same documentary last night at our weekly movie night with about seven other people. Heyyyyy, wait a minute, one of them brought a guest … your real name isn’t Jacqueline, is it?

    • bigbear says:
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      @BJFOHOHL: The first 3 (or so) seasons were really good. Then I lost interest after that. I heard that season 6 (this year) is the final season. Maybe I’ll finish it up when the last episode is done.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @BJFOHOHL: I have watched the whole Vikings series. I am mixed about it …. about 60% is really good, but about 40% is kind of boring. For one thing, there is a magical surrealism element (e.g., with an oracle/seer) that kind of makes my eyes roll.

  39. Worm Turner says:
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    Which do you prefer over the next few years in a H2H linear points keeper?
    Renfroe, Laureano, Piscotty- all can be kept for a dollar.
    Leaning Renfroe due to power and multi position eligibility (LF/RF), have Belly at CF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty… If you’re feeling Renfroe, I wouldn’t stand in your way

      • Worm Turner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, saw you had him ahead for this year, but was curious about the future.
        Always look forward to January Gray’s daily nuggets, it’s like an advent calendar for us atheists that are fantasy obsessed, so glad baseball is almost here- really appreciate the immense amount of work that must go into this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  40. Buzz says:
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    What are your thoughts about Brad Keller? He had a good secpnd half.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Buzz: AL only streamer (or owned if say a 12 team AL only). really weak streamer in 16 team leagues if say 6-7 SP are owned. at least this was true last year in my leagues of that description.

  41. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Alfaro to MIA make things interesting for him? Hard to imagine him competing for ABs or having any difficulty getting in the middle of the lineup-ish . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’s traded too, it’s great… If not, he’s done

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: He’s the second piece (of 3) in the deal, seem pretty locked now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh nice! I see Alfaro is included potentially

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, something like that. Sounds like they’re arguing about the 3rd piece but are otherwise good to go (meaning Alfaro to MIA, 95%). Would love a little Jansen / Alfaro type combo in 2C leagues!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like it!

  42. Dr Sauce says:
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    Good day sir,
    Seeking some keeper league assistance …
    ESPN, 6 man keep forever, 5X5, 12 team, head to head, starting lineup = 1b, 2b, SS, 3b, C, 5 OF, 1 utility (any position), 5 SP’s and 4 RP’s. We don’t use corner infielder or middle infielder
    Options: Betts, Acuna, Bryant, Bellinger, Benintendi, Rizzo, and Bauer
    I had planned to keep the 6 bats, however I have warmed to the idea of keeping Bauer.
    Who are your 6?
    All opinions are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Grey and razzball community!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Rizzo

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for confirmation, that’s the way I was leaning as well.
        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Dave D says:
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    For the first time in awhile I found no humor in a Grey post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, tough crowd

      • Dave D says:
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        @Grey:

        Actually it was a backhanded complement. Not everyone feels like fantasy baseball-ing is your greatest talent. Get it yet? You could probably write about gymnastics and be entertaining. Hopefully we will never find out though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks, man!

  44. Gator says:
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    Does Realmuto playing in Philly change his numbers much? Where would he drop down to in the rankings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop down? The lineup is better, I will go over him in the catchers’ rankings when the trade is finalized

      • primetime says:
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        @Grey: Exactly. Love to know where Realmuto is going to bat. I am from Philly and this is a great trade. A catcher that can catch. Harper by next week, playing right field. STUPID Money

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stupid money!

  45. Jeff says:
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    Did I miss something along the way, you have Nick Senzel (42 3b) listed at #219 ahead of your 3b from ranking #26 thru 31

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff: thru #41

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll look at it, might’ve been a typo by me

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I know, bc he was announced as having lead for CF job in Cincy… I think I just forgot to switch him in 3B… Will correct

  46. the tone ranger says:
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    Good stuff man.
    Which SIX out of this crew would you keep?
    12-team H2H, keep forever (Round Draft Pick forfeited)

    Mookie (1st)
    Arenado (2nd)
    Altuve (3rd)
    G. Cole (4th)
    Bauer (7th)
    Shaw (24th)
    Shaw (24th)
    Conforto (27th)
    Muncy (27th)
    Tim Anderson (27th)
    Darvish (27th)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie (1st)
      Arenado (2nd)
      Altuve (3rd)
      G. Cole (4th)
      Bauer (7th)
      Conforto

      • the tone ranger says:
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        @Grey: sorry I goofed. machado was supposed to be in there as an 8th. I imagine that he would be in over someone else. Who would you bump? and youd take altuve at 3 over shaw or muncy late?
        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, lose Conforto I guess

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And take Altuve bc you want to win this year

          • the tone ranger says:
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            @Grey: ok got it, thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  47. Dave D says:
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    I’m going to suggest two modifications:

    Yoenis Cespedes AB: 0 R: 0 HR: 0 RBI:0 BA: .000

    Nate Karns: IP: 0 K: 0 W: 0 ERA: 0.00 WHIP: 0.00

    Thanks. I feel better now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  48. RoarOf84 says:
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    In a 10-team, h2h categories league where each team can keep up to 6 players without penalty.

    I was thinking about selling Sale to acquire Buehler. I figure that we’d probably do some swap of draft picks as well. My thinking is that I’d like to acquire Buehler before he makes the leap into the very top tier of SPs.

    If the other guy is willing to go for it, is this a good move? Am I selling Sale too early or getting Buehler too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  49. Nick Markakis says:
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    I took a script writing course in Hollywood with the chick at 1:06 in the video at the top.

    Greyt stuff, as always.

    This site is so good that I keep it a secret from my friends.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s hilarious!

  50. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    this might’ve been asked by somebody else lately after the 1st base post (or before it) but bour/pujols projections don’t really include the idea that otani will be stealing at bats from them or am i wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani’s a DH only, can’t throw

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: i know that part, what i’m saying is when otani is playing one of bour/otani/pujols will sit everyday and likely get at most 1 at bat that game. not sure if that’s reflected in the at bats for pujols/bour. clearly bour is benched vs most lefties most of the time (till pujols gets hurt anyway)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah… Let’s see I have Bour for 461 ABs, Rudy’s got him for 375ish — so I might be high there — Pujols I have for 509, Rudy’s got 375ish — So, yeah, you’re likely right, I’ve doled too many ABs out to them — can’t see knocking them any lower in the standings tho

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            @Grey: that pujols 375 is probably low enough to make up for this. i just won bour in a 30 man league and nearly forgot about otani at the time. he was still cheap enough, esp if pujols gets hurt at any time (which he just will or prove crappy)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not sure if it’s clear how any of it will shake out… Pujols might only get 175 ABs and Bour gets 500

  51. Bitter Beerface says:
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    Grey,

    Easy to nitpick a few things here. First of all, it’s incredibly misleading to make people count higher than is indicated in your title. Yesterday, you said top 100, and I learned how to count to 100, then I didn’t understand what Yasiel Puig was doing there, sneak preview? I dunno. Today, Top 500, I’m like “Ok, baby steps”, and then what do you have, like 689 or something? I CAN’T BE LEARNING ALL THESE NEW NUMBERS!!!

    And then I’m used to my baby’s nanna reading your fabulous blurbs to me every morning. But today, she’s just reading statistics to me. And I had heard like the whole top 250 already (I CAN ONLY COUNT), so the blurbs weren’t funny today. But I fell asleep in her giant bosom so all’s right in the world.

    Anyway, you busted your behind, we should all buy you a daiquiri or boba tea or whatever you’re into these days, and CHEERS! Great work, great rankings. You know I’m on the same wavelength with Acuña top 5, AL Central pitching bias, etc. Tut tut and with haste, send Grey a beverage!

    CONGRATU-SNOOOOOOOORE (as dictated by Bitter Beerface)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks, BB!

      • Bitter Beerface says:
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        @Grey: Alright, bought Cougs a Boba tea as well. Here’s hoping Velasquez doesn’t kill your marriage! Best of luck this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you too! Thanks!

  52. FrankGrimes says:
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    MLB changing the “disabled” list name…
    Three batter minimum for pitchers…
    NL with the DH…

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, WUT? DH in NL hasn’t been finalized has it?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Not yet…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, ok

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @FrankGrimes: 3 batter minimum is completely garbage. it’s like disallowing check raising in poker, just completely monkeying around with strategy. i can see literally nobody in baseball wanting this idea at all (certainly not pitchers, and REALLY not managers)
      – DH isn’t any better or worse than it’s ever been. clearly players union would want it, it gives more money to more people in their union.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Did these go through or proposed?

        • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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          @Grey: not that i heard about, just the yearly “discussions” and i’d make a LARGE bet that 3 batter b.s. won’t go through. they ALREADY have a pitch clock in the rule books that they’ve never enforced if they are actually worried about game length (yes we’re looking at you BOS vs NYY on TV games that take probably an average of 4.5 hours, completely ridiculous pitchers just staring down batters b.s.). nobody needs to screw with the game and make up b.s. rules, just enforce the good rules you already have.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, nothing to like about any of those new rules

            • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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              @Grey: i do get why they worry about fans, as i’ve yet to meet one person who actually enjoys when the (mostly AL honestly, this is actually true if you check the length of games in AL vs NL) pitchers just stare at the batter for like a full minute or more before making a pitch. it’s complete garbage and they never should’ve had to wait until they are losing TV viewers to figure out how stupid that is. they’ve for decades or more had rule for that stuff.

              – i CAN think of exactly one type of person who does like that, the announcers IF they are being paid by the hour.

              • Grey

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                Agreed, but it’s crazy to change the rule now, after teams have more or less set their lineups for next year… This is kinda thing you need a full year to prepare for, not that the Marlins are going to add someone to DH

  53. A2K says:
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    It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

    Where do I send Boba funding?

    [email protected]?

  54. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got a trade offer.

    I give up Lorenzo Cain ($5), and Francisco Mejia ($5)
    And I get Corey Kluber ($29)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  55. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Before I agree. This is what my OF looks like: Cain, Enciarte, , Hamilton, Adam Jones, Markakis, Piscotty, and Reddick. Would you still make the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks ok for a 15 team league

  56. Scott Kimmel says:
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    its a 10 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then not so good

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Why not so good?

        • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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          @Scott Kimmel:
          1. why would you need 7 OF (maybe you do, do you start 6 of them, but even then you should drop one of these).
          2. markakis, jones and probably red dick don’t need to be owned in a 10 teamer, and it’s not good for cain to be your OF 1 in a 10 team either (this answers the actual question here).

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            the draw back is I need SP . I have 8 UT spots

            • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: UT meaning hitters? if you don’t start all of those OF drop for SP. if it’s a h2h league even more true. might as well just say how many hitters you are starting rather than just saying it’s a “10 teamer”. it’s possible you start so many hitters that you are really in the effective depth of like a 14-16 teamer. if that’s true then those OF are ownable.

              saying “10 teamer” sets up assumptions about starting hitter amounts.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey,

                I said no to the deal.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Prolly for the best

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i kept getting outbid on big name outfielders and i lost all the good ones there is no one else. Can u suggest someone that i can get that would be worth it

                    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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                      @Scott Kimmel: do you think he can read your league’s players tab here? name the options.

  57. Peacecoast says:
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    Keep Erod in round 27 or Luke Voit in 20?

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Peacecoast: I just like Voit ok? and with inflation due to keepers there is probably decent value in round 20.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Works for me to keep Voit, kinda same diff at those prices

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod, close tho

  58. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added h2h. we keep 3 at previous season’s ADP’s so it’s quite valuable to find value guys if possible that even in the next year get quite expensive that you often just throw back (damn shame i didn’t keep wheeler last year, needed the roster spot at time in finals). start 4 OF, a CI/MI, 1 util. best 3 of these:
    1. IF harper signs NL. choice
    harper (1)
    freeman (2, but becomes a 1st if harper or machado goes to AL)
    hoskins (3, but becomes a 2nd if harper/machado goes to AL)
    marte party (3)
    ryu (20)
    gone varnish (14)
    woodruff (23)
    legs mcneil (25)
    nimmo (25)
    a.frazier (25)
    sera anthony (25)
    wacha (12)

    2. which 3 if harper or machado go to AL, which would move freeman to 1 and hoskins to 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d go top 3 2. Prolly Marte

  59. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    i’m telling you, at least one set of people believe whatever magic they pulled out of their asses on all their shitty SP last year (excepting davies) will repeat, MIL just signed tomlin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  60. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    My keepers are ALBIES, ARENADO, BREGMAN, SEAGER, TROUT, ACUNA, SOTO, SNELL. Probably keep Ozuna and Paxton with the other two. Would you deal Soto straight up for Freeman? Id love to have a stud first baseman but dont want to move soto. Do you think its worth it?

  61. MR BASEBALL says:
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    M. Andújar NYY – 3B For Gallo – keeper league would you make trade

    • MR BASEBALL says:
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      if I make the trade does it mean I lose average ever week

  62. Brian says:
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    yo grey!

    16 team h2h 6×6 dynasty.

    C – Salvador Perez, KC
    1B – Edwin Encarnacion, SEA
    2B – Eduardo Escobar, ARI
    SS – Xander Bogaerts, BOS
    3B – Manny Machado,
    OF – George Springer, HOU
    OF – Randal Grichuk, TOR
    OF – Lewis Brinson, MIA
    UT – Jesus Aguilar, MIL
    UT – Jose Abreu, CHW
    BN – Luke Voit, NYY
    BN – Jorge Polanco, MIN
    BN – Tyler White, HOU
    BN – Niko Goodrum, DET
    DL – Gregory Polanco, PIT

    SP – Chris Sale, BOS
    SP – Justin Verlander, HOU
    SP – Charlie Morton, TB
    RP – Jose Leclerc, TEX
    RP – Shane Greene, DET
    P – Walker Buehler, LAD
    P – Nick Pivetta, PHI
    P – Ross Stripling, LAD
    BN – Sandy Alcantara, MIA
    BN – Gerrit Cole, HOU
    BN – Mychal Givens, BAL
    BN – Chad Green, NYY
    BN – Brad Peacock, HOU
    BN – Will Smith, SF
    BN – Drew Steckenrider, MIA

    Harper is on the block. Would you do either xander + buehler OR tatis+buehler+brinson OR neither?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do Tatis deal for Harper, it’s just fair tho and could see it backfiring…

  63. jc says:
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    I can keep 2 keepers, my first will be Story as a 15th round pick. My choices for my 2nd are Bauer as my 14th round pick or Hoskins as my 6th. Which is the better value? Head to Head league, 8×8, R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS and W, L, SV, ER, K, ERA, WHIP, QS. 10 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  64. Pickles27 says:
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    Been waiting on this! Awesome stuff. Struggling on keeper choices. 12 Team league – R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, K, QS, SV, ERA,WHIP.

    @Gray

    We get 2 keepers. My options are the following:

    Baez in the 11th Round
    Villar in the 19th Round
    G. Cole in the 7th Round
    Benintendi in the 4th Round
    Khris Davis in the 5th Round
    Chris Sale in the 2nd

    Which 2 would you choose?

  65. Pickles27 says:
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    Been waiting on this! Awesome stuff. Having trouble choosing keepers this year. 12 Team R, HR, RBI, OBP, SB, K, QS, SV, WHIP, ERA

    We can choose 2 Keepers. The following are my options:

    Baez in the 11th Round
    Villar in the 19th Round
    G. Cole in the 7th Round
    Benintendi in the 4th Round
    Khris Davis in the 5th Round
    Chris Sale in the 2nd Round

    Who would you keep?

    Thanks!

  66. Ryan M says:
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    Love your top 500 list! I am in a keeper league where we only keep 4. My top 7 are JD, Acuna, Sale, Bryant, Correa, Cole, Bueller. What are your thoughts on who I should keep? I am really torn with the last two spots especially.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! JD, Acuna, Sale, coin flip… Bryant

      • Ryan M says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks! I was thinking I could probably draft Segura first rd 59th pick. He would be the top SS available by the end of the first. Or would you recommend someone later in the draft?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take followups to my newest post, I don’t know what this is referring to

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