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