Four score and seventeen-hundred rankings posts ago, my Fordfathers said, “Stop calling us Fordfathers, you idiot, it’s forefathers.” In order to form a more perfect fantasy baseball ranking system, we stopped ranking for fantasy baseball and simply said, “Eff it, let’s just let Grey rank 500 or so Mr. So-and-So’s.” Or, more succinctly, the top 500 for 2020 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 Ronald Acuña Jr. Jr. Jr. Today, in this year, twenty after twenty, comes the top 500 for 2020 fantasy baseball. Or as I like to call it, “Did he really rank Mr. So-and-So before Mr. So-and-So Jr.?” If Mr. So-and-So Jr. would stop chasing pitches in the dirt, I might’ve ranked him in front of Mr. So-and-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 Ketel Marte better than Keston Hiura, according to the top 20 2nd basemen, but do I like Ketel Marte better than Starling Marte or anyone else in the Marte family? Okay, it’s not that simple. You should read the blurbs for all players, but this top 500 should give you an idea. 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, Jurickson Profar is ranked vs. Sean Doolittle. If you need saves, Profar isn’t going to help you. He can be ranked 50 spots in front of Doolittle and it doesn’t matter. That’s why I have the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings broken down by positions. If you need a 1st baseman, where Evan White vs. Garrett Cooper matters, but where Evan White is ranked vs. Kevin Kiermaier really doesn’t matter. Also, there’s no comments about players, which you really should know prior to drafting. In other words, Alex Bregman might be in the 20’s overall, but am I drafting him? Well, you’d know if you read my top 20 for 2020 fantasy baseball.  There’s also a top 100 for 2020 fantasy baseball to help you. Also, there’s Rudy’s War Room, which is downloadable, and it comes with Razzball Subscriptions. Anyway, here’s the top 500 for 2020 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 45 601 116 39 97 25 0.277
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS SS 39 581 114 37 98 27 0.274
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 39 536 104 40 117 10 0.312
Mookie Betts LAD OF OF 37 607 121 30 91 24 0.310
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 36 542 103 39 109 7 0.284
Trevor Story COL SS SS 36 589 105 33 98 19 0.288
Trea Turner WSH SS SS 34 608 106 20 74 33 0.306
Francisco Lindor NYM SS SS 34 608 112 34 87 17 0.283
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 33 564 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 32 597 102 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 SS/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 28 205 16 0 2.77 0.94 266
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 26 591 94 32 88 15 0.302
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 26 188 14 0 2.79 1.03 237
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 26 609 102 34 114 1 0.294
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 3B 25 592 97 36 109 1 0.284
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 25 607 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 24 190 16 0 3.18 1.03 239
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 24 158 14 0 3.07 1.00 188
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 24 178 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 23 571 88 39 102 1 0.246
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 23 604 112 20 74 6 0.312
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 23 581 94 34 109 3 0.279
Alex Bregman HOU 3B SS/3B 23 567 105 29 107 5 0.274
Yordan Alvarez HOU DH OF 22 583 91 42 108 0 0.281
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF 22 567 82 31 94 13 0.251
George Springer TOR OF OF 22 524 92 32 86 5 0.272
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF 22 556 83 32 97 7 0.263
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 22 571 104 28 81 6 0.288
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B 21 564 88 28 96 10 0.241
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 21 174 12 0 3.47 1.12 237
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 21 551 94 26 103 2 0.294
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 21 186 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
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 19 613 102 12 62 22 0.284
Keston Hiura MIL 2B 2B 18 581 84 34 103 10 0.241
Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 18 184 13 0 2.81 1.06 181
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 2B/SS/OF 17 588 94 23 81 6 0.301
Starling Marte MIA OF OF 17 547 85 16 69 24 0.277
Trent Grisham SD OF OF 17 542 83 22 72 25 0.247
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 3B 17 574 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 1B/2B/ OF 16 518 77 29 83 6 0.258
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 1B/3B 16 584 86 24 94 3 0.292
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS SS 16 487 73 14 71 37 0.253
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 SS/3B SS/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 2B/OF 14 579 88 30 101 8 0.276
Marcus Semien TOR 2B/SS 2B/SS 14 573 88 26 71 12 0.249
Dylan Moore SEA 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 14 567 85 21 62 17 0.262
Gleyber Torres NYY SS 2B/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
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 14 118 8 0 3.07 1.14 132
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C 14 524 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 13 537 83 25 68 13 0.266
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B 13 591 83 29 94 8 0.283
Franmil Reyes CLE DH OF 13 572 84 40 96 0 0.267
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 12 541 86 29 89 5 0.267
Mike Moustakas CIN 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 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 1B/OF 12 558 72 23 82 6 0.277
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 12 139 11 0 3.41 1.10 131
Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 12 124 8 0 3.41 1.19 167
Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 12 154 10 0 3.49 1.09 188
Giancarlo Stanton NYY DH OF 12 461 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
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
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 11 507 71 13 78 25 0.268
Salvador Perez KC C C 11 519 67 25 82 1 0.246
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 11 59 4 34 3.11 1.11 77
Miguel Sano MIN 1B 1B/3B 10 541 74 37 89 0 0.231
Nick Solak TEX 2B/OF 2B/3B/ 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/OF 10 528 84 22 72 3 0.264
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 2B/3B/ OF 9 541 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 8 184 11 0 3.89 1.24 181
Leody Taveras TEX OF OF 8 587 87 13 48 26 0.253
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/OF 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 2B/3B 2B/3B 8 575 64 26 72 4 0.252
Josh Bell WSH 1B 1B 8 512 73 26 81 1 0.257
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 8 549 91 31 71 3 0.247
Devin Williams MIL RP RP 8 71 5 4 2.18 0.97 123
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 8 182 9 0 3.63 1.18 170
Tommy Pham SD OF OF 8 461 61 17 72 12 0.257
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP 7 151 9 0 3.89 1.27 174
Jorge Polanco MIN 2B/SS 2B/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/1B 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 7 179 12 0 3.56 1.10 156
Joey Gallo TEX OF OF 7 507 71 34 87 7 0.204
Willson Contreras CHC C C 7 421 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/3B/ 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/OF 6 604 94 8 51 8 0.310
German Marquez COL SP SP 6 181 9 0 4.12 1.29 184
Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 6 118 9 0 3.84 1.16 128
Luke Voit NYY 1B 1B 6 369 54 23 54 0 0.268
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 6 464 59 12 57 23 0.263
Jake Cronenworth SD OF 1B/2B/SS 6 441 61 12 67 12 0.298
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX SS/3B C/SS/ 3B 6 569 78 8 61 18 0.283
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 6 152 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
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP 5 131 9 0 3.56 1.21 128
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF 5 541 81 8 53 20 0.287
Jarred Kelenic SEA OF OF 5 396 52 16 56 14 0.269
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 5 531 74 19 53 8 0.278
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP 5 152 10 0 3.71 1.08 128
Elieser Hernandez MIA SP SP 5 124 7 0 3.64 1.22 127
Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B 1B 5 476 64 22 68 0 0.277
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 5 381 52 20 63 9 0.273
Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B 1B/3B 5 553 71 23 82 3 0.263
Sean Murphy OAK C C 5 426 59 20 69 0 0.236
Bobby Dalbec BOS 1B 1B 5 518 61 27 68 3 0.228
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C C/1B 5 414 54 16 61 2 0.252
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 1B/3B 5 531 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
Evan White SEA 1B 1B 4 551 62 21 71 3 0.251
Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 4 184 11 0 4.14 1.30 136
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 4 138 8 0 4.07 1.26 141
Corey Kluber NYY SP SP 4 121 8 0 4.08 1.21 123
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 4 59 4 27 3.66 1.36 87
Will Smith LAD C C 4 378 57 16 57 2 0.266
Jesse Winker CIN OF OF 4 471 64 24 75 2 0.277
Trevor Rosenthal OAK RP RP 4 52 2 23 3.37 1.18 65
Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 1B 4 512 71 25 81 0 0.241
Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 4 126 8 0 4.23 1.31 129
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 4 151 10 0 3.92 1.08 129
Hector Neris PHI RP RP 4 64 3 22 4.02 1.36 79
Ryan McMahon COL 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 4 477 67 22 75 3 0.245
Willy Adames TB SS SS 4 489 58 18 72 8 0.253
Gary Sanchez NYY C C 4 346 54 25 67 0 0.228
Will Smith ATL 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
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 HOU SP SP 3 162 10 0 3.94 1.31 163
Griffin Canning LAA SP SP 3 141 8 0 3.97 1.26 142
Brady Singer KC SP SP 3 141 8 0 3.81 1.14 133
Dane Dunning TEX SP SP 3 132 7 0 3.89 1.16 141
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF 3 489 81 16 65 10 0.277
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 3 107 8 0 3.77 1.21 151
Amir Garrett CIN RP RP 3 52 2 17 3.05 1.32 68
Dustin May LAD SP SP 3 107 9 0 3.03 1.05 92
Nick Madrigal CHW 2B 2B 3 517 66 2 46 16 0.318
Nick Wittgren CLE RP RP 3 60 4 3 3.41 1.05 64
Greg Holland KC RP RP 3 49 2 15 4.51 1.43 52
Diego Castillo TB RP RP 3 64 5 17 3.21 1.14 71
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP 3 141 7 0 4.14 1.28 135
Alex Reyes STL RP RP 3 52 3 12 3.33 1.29 64
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 3 502 68 20 74 4 0.274
Manuel Margot TB OF OF 3 404 54 7 48 24 0.271
Jordan Romano TOR RP RP 2 65 5 17 3.87 1.30 87
Taylor Rogers MIN RP RP 2 66 3 9 2.96 1.21 74
Andrew McCutchen PHI OF OF 2 442 73 17 54 7 0.257
Hunter Renfroe BOS OF OF 2 431 58 27 71 4 0.246
Caleb Smith ARI SP SP 2 136 8 0 4.22 1.25 141
AJ Pollock LAD OF OF 2 424 58 22 67 7 0.262
Jameson Taillon NYY SP SP 2 119 8 0 4.21 1.29 108
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF 2 441 81 22 56 11 0.228
Emilio Pagan SD RP RP 2 66 4 12 3.39 1.07 72
Jean Segura PHI 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B 2 581 72 15 77 13 0.272
Jordan Hicks STL RP RP 2 47 2 8 3.68 1.21 50
Joc Pederson CHC OF 1B/OF 2 417 69 28 71 3 0.233
Trevor May NYM RP RP 2 69 5 6 2.88 1.09 86
Mark Melancon SD RP RP 2 58 3 9 3.61 1.29 47
Mark Canha OAK OF 1B/OF 2 437 71 23 83 6 0.246
Jake McGee SF RP RP 2 53 2 12 3.77 1.28 61
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP SP 2 76 4 0 3.07 1.04 80
Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B 2B 2 559 84 10 49 10 0.277
MacKenzie Gore SD SP SP 2 82 7 0 3.05 1.08 104
Ty France SEA 2B 2B/3B 2 474 51 20 63 0 0.277
Austin Nola SD C C/1B/ 2B 2 371 51 13 52 2 0.263
Franchy Cordero BOS OF OF 2 421 61 19 68 12 0.259
Triston McKenzie CLE SP SP 2 84 7 0 3.76 1.12 98
Joey Wendle TB 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 2 443 61 12 71 9 0.275
Nate Pearson TOR SP SP 2 102 5 0 4.27 1.24 109
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 2 61 4 0 3.44 1.25 71
Drew Pomeranz SD RP RP 2 62 5 8 3.27 1.31 78
Adbert Alzolay CHC SP SP 2 91 6 0 4.34 1.38 104
Tanner Scott BAL RP RP 2 51 2 14 3.40 1.31 60
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF 2 411 58 24 66 8 0.241
Chris Martin ATL RP RP 2 51 2 7 3.24 1.03 56
Willi Castro DET SS/3B SS/3B 2 552 64 15 61 15 0.246
Matt Bush TEX RP RP 1 56 2 12 4.29 1.43 51
Mitch Keller PIT SP SP 1 127 7 0 4.33 1.37 117
Archie Bradley PHI RP RP 1 71 4 6 3.71 1.16 72
Michael Pineda MIN SP SP 1 141 8 0 4.13 1.18 135
Yadier Molina STL C C 1 401 49 11 61 2 0.258
Danny Jansen TOR C C 1 377 48 16 55 1 0.238
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
Justus Sheffield SEA SP SP 1 142 9 0 4.12 1.28 126
Adam Ottavino BOS RP RP 1 69 4 5 2.98 1.37 91
Peter Fairbanks TB RP RP 1 55 4 8 4.04 1.41 76
Chad Green NYY RP RP 1 68 4 7 3.61 1.11 87
Wilson Ramos DET C C 1 387 47 13 54 0 0.271
Bryan Garcia DET RP RP 1 54 1 14 4.71 1.47 47
Josh Naylor CLE OF 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/3B 2B/3B 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
Aaron Bummer CHW RP RP 1 65 3 4 3.19 1.28 71
Kyle Crick PIT RP RP 1 57 2 5 4.34 1.48 69
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B 1 581 67 24 78 5 0.231
Jazz Chisholm MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS 1 458 61 18 64 15 0.206
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 1 512 63 22 74 8 0.248
Enrique Hernandez BOS 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 1 467 57 20 64 4 0.236
Stefan Crichton ARI RP RP 1 58 2 4 4.03 1.23 56
Gavin Lux LAD 2B 2B 1 303 44 12 41 6 0.271
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP 1 61 4 7 3.41 1.28 58
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP 1 62 4 5 3.77 1.37 66
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B/OF 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
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 3B/OF 0 576 68 20 75 2 0.252
C.J. Cron COL 1B 1B 0 444 64 26 72 0 0.249
Ha-Seong Kim SD SS SS 0 318 42 12 34 10 0.254
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
Zach Davies CHC SP SP 0 161 7 0 3.93 1.28 122
Colin Moran PIT 1B 1B/2B/ 3B 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
Joely Rodriguez TEX RP RP 0 51 4 4 4.44 1.33 61
Brandon Kintzler PHI RP RP 0 56 3 5 4.23 1.34 41
Myles Straw HOU OF SS/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
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF 0 415 55 20 68 0 0.261
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
Jon Berti MIA 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 0 276 39 4 34 18 0.263
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 0 138 10 0 4.34 1.32 143
Matthew Boyd DET SP SP 0 164 8 0 4.37 1.27 161
Danny Duffy KC SP SP 0 148 7 0 4.41 1.31 138
Spencer Turnbull DET SP SP 0 158 7 0 4.44 1.38 146
Lou Trivino OAK RP RP 0 65 4 3 4.09 1.33 69
Mike Minor KC SP SP 0 177 8 0 4.23 1.23 167
Luis Severino NYY SP SP -1 91 6 0 4.04 1.26 101
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
Framber Valdez HOU SP SP -1 104 5 0 4.39 1.19 112
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 RP RP -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 BAL 3B 3B -1 408 47 18 54 1 0.249
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
Victor Caratini SD C C/1B -1 281 36 10 44 0 0.261
Casey Mize DET SP SP -1 89 4 0 4.37 1.22 84
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 5 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
Elias Diaz COL C C -1 357 41 11 46 0 0.267
Daulton Varsho ARI C/OF C/OF -1 281 32 6 31 9 0.277
Buster Posey SF C C/1B -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
Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP -1 74 4 0 3.86 1.14 81
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
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
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 2B/SS -1 323 44 12 51 3 0.249
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
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
Rafael Dolis TOR RP RP -2 58 3 5 3.55 1.29 62
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/ OF -2 466 54 14 61 1 0.239
Corey Dickerson MIA OF OF -2 411 61 17 51 3 0.261
Jared Walsh LAA 1B 1B -2 287 32 12 32 1 0.281
Niko Goodrum DET 2B/SS 1B/2B/ SS/OF -2 551 61 16 66 16 0.222
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
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
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
Hunter Harvey BAL RP RP -2 31 1 4 4.33 1.37 32
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
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/2B/ 3B -2 354 41 13 39 1 0.244
Shogo Akiyama CIN OF OF -2 309 52 7 34 14 0.271
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
Lane Thomas STL OF OF -2 301 32 8 39 12 0.241
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
Harrison Bader STL OF OF -2 317 41 10 47 9 0.224
Ryan Brasier BOS RP RP -2 52 2 3 4.19 1.35 56
Cole Tucker PIT OF SS/OF -3 386 40 8 42 10 0.224
Sergio Romo OAK RP RP -3 61 2 3 4.34 1.31 63
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -3 128 5 0 4.26 1.18 108
Garrett Richards BOS SP SP -3 74 4 0 3.78 1.29 78
Michael A. Taylor KC OF OF -3 337 41 8 44 18 0.224
Kevin Pillar NYM OF OF -3 271 31 9 26 7 0.271
Jo Adell LAA OF OF -3 278 31 12 38 3 0.228
Randal Grichuk TOR OF OF -3 268 33 15 41 1 0.253
Mike Tauchman NYY OF OF -3 274 32 8 35 8 0.251
Aristides Aquino CIN OF OF -3 194 26 14 34 2 0.212
Julio Rodriguez OF -3 144 18 7 21 0 0.282
Edward Olivares KC OF OF -3 264 26 7 34 12 0.271
Francisco Mejia TB C C -3 235 31 8 33 1 0.264
Alejandro Kirk TOR C C -3 204 24 8 31 1 0.286
Jared Oliva PIT OF OF -3 127 21 4 19 8 0.233
Mitch Moreland OAK 1B 1B -3 333 50 21 57 0 0.240
Kyle Higashioka NYY C C -3 231 28 12 32 0 0.242
Mike Brosseau TB 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -3 264 34 10 36 0 0.271
Miguel Cabrera DET DH 1B -3 445 52 16 64 2 0.252
Tanner Roark TOR SP SP -3 122 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
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/SS/ 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
Jonathan India CIN 3B 3B -3 337 41 16 54 4 0.254
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/OF -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
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 -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
Josh Harrison WSH 2B/3B 2B/3B/ OF -3 312 41 8 44 4 0.244
Nicky Lopez KC 2B 2B/SS -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 -4 121 5 0 4.39 1.41 103
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP -4 161 9 0 4.61 1.32 141
Jaime Barria LAA RP RP -4 114 6 0 4.21 1.14 93
Isaac Paredes DET 3B 3B -4 321 34 14 38 0 0.271
Edwin Rios LAD 3B 1B/3B -4 191 28 8 27 1 0.266
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B -4 302 38 14 44 0 0.231
Ian Kennedy TEX RP RP -4 45 1 3 4.47 1.39 47
Steven Matz TOR SP SP -4 121 7 0 4.33 1.35 112
Wander Franco TB SS SS -4 110 19 4 16 4 0.291
Alec Mills CHC SP SP -4 145 8 0 4.44 1.18 104
Jeter Downs BOS SS SS -4 98 18 2 16 3 0.242
Alex Wood SF SP SP -4 121 7 0 4.41 1.33 101
Brent Suter MIL RP RP -4 81 4 1 3.64 1.05 83
Matt Wisler SF RP RP -4 52 1 4 4.31 1.31 59
Jose Garcia CIN SS SS -4 248 21 5 26 8 0.231
Anderson Tejeda TEX SS SS -4 91 11 4 14 3 0.219
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP -4 34 1 0 3.61 1.31 41
Daniel Ponce de Leon STL SP SP -4 112 6 0 4.48 1.34 119
Michael Lorenzen CIN SP SP -4 84 4 0 4.09 1.37 88
Edwin Encarnacion FA DH 1B -4 364 54 22 64 0 0.221
JT Brubaker PIT SP SP -4 124 6 0 4.49 1.36 117
Roberto Perez CLE C C -4 377 38 8 47 0 0.214
Jason Castro HOU C C -4 303 33 8 37 0 0.202
Martin Maldonado HOU C C -4 291 29 9 31 1 0.214
Kurt Suzuki LAA C C -4 276 31 8 36 1 0.262
Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS 2B/SS -4 334 41 7 43 10 0.261
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 1B -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 1B/3B -4 319 41 10 44 1 0.289
Lewis Brinson MIA OF OF -4 231 29 9 35 8 0.233
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF -4 258 27 7 28 8 0.254
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/3B/ OF -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 1B/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/OF -4 191 31 6 27 8 0.231
Anthony Alford PIT OF OF -4 226 22 4 24 12 0.208
Jose Marmolejos SEA OF OF -4 302 28 15 34 0 0.212
 
  1. RJ says:
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    Thanks for all the years of help Grey! I have a keeper question, we get to keep 3 players from the previous season in the round they were drafted in. 12 team, 5 OF, 6×6 roto league (QS, OPS are added; we use K/9 instead of Ks)

    My options are:

    Pete Alonso (14th)
    Adalberto Mondesi (4th)
    Juan Soto (2nd)
    Kyle Tucker (21st)
    Franmil Reyes (25th)
    Shohei Ohtani (10th)
    Eduardo Rodriguez (12th)
    Tyler Glasnow (14th)
    Chris Paddack (15th)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Top three for me:

      Pete Alonso (14th)
      Adalberto Mondesi (4th)
      Juan Soto (2nd)

    • bigbear says:
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      I’d go Alonso, Paddack, and Soto.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I went by Greys rankings.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP, take the best players there

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Paddack and Alonso for sure. If it’s a daily moves league, Ohtani. Weekly moves league, I’d go with Soto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…Agree with others

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        “Others” was MP and DT, I hadn’t seen BD

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          BD always trolling!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            BD vs DT is my favorite

  2. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Thanks for all the ranks. Even the catchers! I’m a little disappointed that Will Smith is not back-to-back with Will Smith. But otherwise I’m loving this top 500. Looking forward to the “overrated” articles so I know who to avoid. Or who to draft and just not tell you about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Sorry about the slight and separation of the Will Smiths

      • Griff says:
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        Tiny thing with that, it has Will Smith C as being on ATL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Our auto fill-in for player pages gets screwed up on Will Smith, not sure Rudy has an answer for it

  3. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    We all think it but I’m going to say it. Absolutely incredible you can punch out this type of quality on a daily basis! Each morning I think before i check your site and say, he can’t possibly have the next slot of rankings with commentary actual done . And then there it is and it’s a thing of beauty!

    Thank you for these rankings and here’s to another fantasy championship for many of us that follow your rankings!

    LG

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agreed, the man is a machine! I mean, he’s literally a robot. Rudy’s finest.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha…Yes, I am a Rudy Robot…The Greybot5000

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, appreciate kind words!

  4. Lee says:
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    Hey Grey,

    8 x 8 using basic 10 plus K, Bb, XBH and QS, IP, and K/9. Obviously starting pitchers slightly more important than other leagues since they help 7/8 not 4/5. Can keep up to 5 using 2 rounds before last years draft or adding 5 to ADP fpr FAs. Here are my realistic choices. What 5 do you pick? A lot of top guys are usually taken, so a 4th round guy will normally go late 1st to mid 2nd as an example. Can keep every year subtracting 2 until they would beckme a 2nd round pick, then they go back in pot. Subtract 1 round once they reach 5th until 3rd. Order is in how they would be kept not my preference. Thanks!

    Cole – 4th round
    Baez -5th round
    Beiber – 8th round
    Villar – 9th round (8th if beiber not kept)
    Donaldson – 9th round or 10th if both Beiber and Villar also kept
    Mancini – 16th round (FA – currently based on 11th adp)
    Biggio – 19th round (fa – currently based on 14th adp)
    Laureanno – 20th round
    Sano – 22nd round

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cole, Bieber, Baez, Laureano, Villar for me

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:
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        Cole, Bieber, Baez, Laueano, Sano. Could see going with Biggio over Sano as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BD, you were the one that said Sano!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Lee says:
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        Thanks all. I had same as DT and Grey but wanted to hesr others!

        • Lee says:
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          Grey/Dt – based in who is being kept by others – it looks like trout, yelich and betts will be top 3 availible. Then lindor, turner, arrenado, freeman, rendon, harper, (maybe bregman), martinez, scherzer and Verlander. I will not be taking a SP especially having Cole and Bieber, and obviously taking one of the 3 OF if i can, but let’s say I don’t….do i skip Lindor and turner having baez and villar already and go right to Arrenado/Freeman/Rendon/Harper/Martinez or still get the extra SS at UT for 1st pick. Do i take lindor if availible but skip turner maybe and go to others? Thx!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, that works…I’d go Arenado, etc.

            • Lee says:
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              Thx! So skip both or just skip Turner?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Both if you have Baez already

                • uncle ernie says:
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                  Thanks guys.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem

              • Lee says:
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                Not sure of you are still reading this, but found out by keeping both Beiber and Villar i was slightly wrong. Bieber would go to 7 and Villar to 8 rather than 8 and 9. Still keep them both or just keep Beiber Either way based on rules in 2 years he would cost me a 4th round, so only lose a round on him again next year as 5th vs 6th. I could see Villar being a keeper this year only but maybe not next at 6th round depending.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Take followups to my newest post

  5. uncle ernie says:
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    His Bellinger for my Lindor and Devers

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      No, not for me

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Way too much for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Uncle Ernie

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  6. Dave D says:
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    Pick #110 will be a tough choice between Zac and Zack… I’m waiting a little longer on Zach.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m taking Sack there

      • Dave D says:
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        Haha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re drafting alphabetically this year, it really gets tough when between Will Smith and Will Smith

      • Dave D says:
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        At least there aren’t two MattDuffy’s anymore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matt Duffies (sp)

      • Jeff P says:
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        The first player(s) who screwed my app keyed by player name was (were) Jose Ramirez. There was one year when the pitcher was fantasy relevant in an obscure kind of way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  7. LOLmets says:
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    That would be amazing if JD Davis got 534 at bats hope so

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Mets are gonna Mets though. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless they sign someone, I don’t see why not

      • LOLmets says:
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        Cespedis could maybe get 400 at bats. And Davis defense is bad so when they play Marisnick in center Nimmo slides to left and Davis sits. Universal DH cant come soon enough for JD Davis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          FWIW, Rudy has Yoenis down for 185 ABs

          • LOLmets says:
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            Even with Cespedis out for the year Davis isn’t a lock for 534 at bats becasue of his defesne.

            • LOLmets says:
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              From Amazin Avenue

              “Davis’s defense never improved, even in left field. FanGraphs had him at -4.7 UZR and -11 DRS. It’s hard to accurately judge defense, even with the defensive metrics in place, but the eye test backed it up. He misjudged fly balls and could not quite get to others that perhaps natural outfielders would’ve caught.”

              • Dave D says:
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                I vote for 3B.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ugh, what a rain storm on my Davis parade

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Stop hating on JD Davis!

  8. John says:
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    So Shohei Ohtani the hitter plus Shohei Ohtani the pitcher = what in daily moves leagues?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Top 50 for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He still can’t do both

      • Dave D says:
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        Not sure WTF they will do if he hits for himself on days he pitches. Basically will be donuts. Good luck with him, DT. I love him in real life but fantasy is a little messy with him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there’s just too much unknown around him rn

    • Homer's got the Runs says:
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      Keeper trade option in h2h league. Would you trade Mike Clevinger straight up for Matt Olson? Would that be considered fair? Thinking of making that offer to another league mate.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t…It’s close and I prefer Olson, but I think others prefer Clevinger, so you should get more

  9. MattH says:
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    Great job on the rankings, Grey! I don’t know how you do it. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  10. Big Ticket says:
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    Grey! I’m so sad that the ranks are almost over. Thanks for all your work.

    Question on Paxton …225 feels pretty low since he can be stashed on DL/IL/IR/PUP/WTF. There’s obviously risk with more setbacks, but the chance he gives 120 elite innings seems higher than guys like Luzardo or Heaney that you have 50 spots ahead of him. Are you just concerned that he has a setback and returns in September?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think he’s a pass for me. So many other arms…why spend your draft capital on one that’s already hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Also, figure Paxton may not return…Every year SPs say they’ll be back in May and it turns into August

      • Dave D says:
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        Paxton has a terrible track record of staying healthy. 225 seems generous. Just wait until round 30 and grab his progenitor, Rich Hill.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I was thinking 225 was too high too, tbh

  11. cmutimmah says:
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    David Price – I think he gets elevated going to a similar lineup and pitching to pitcherhitters

    I assume Grey does too, so where was BoSox David Price vs LAD David Price?

  12. mcmi11ions says:
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    Hi Grey. I missed your top 100 yesterday, so I’m give you a little somethin sumthin here today. My keepers for my keep 10 forever league, 12 teams…

    Acuna
    Bellinger
    Lindor
    Bregman
    Mondesi
    Rendon
    Bryant
    Benintendi
    McNeil
    Bieber

    As always, counting on your pitcher ranks/pairings come draft time. “I appreciate you.” And that’s me quoting DJ Khaled!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, thanks, another one!

  13. RBCommenter says:
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    Hi Grey, DK,

    Thanks for all your help.

    Who wins this deal:

    Treat Urner/Chapman
    for
    HR to the Izzo/Bieber/Thor

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Treat side for me

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Turner + Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Gregg Buie says:
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    Morning Grey,
    When can I expect to see your TEIRS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *begins to cry* Is that good?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Are you now entertained?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *sobbing* Better?!

  15. The Wild Card says:
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    Grey, thanks for all the help last year, it lead to winning the title for the 2nd time. I have a keeper question for this year. 12 team league, 6×6 (OBP), $300 auction budget with 10 keepers and $5 add to their cost every year,

    7 “I think” no doubters,

    2B Huira – $6
    3B Rendon – $44
    OF Acuna – $15
    OF Soto – $10
    OF Meadows – $6

    SP deGrom – $32
    SP Giolitio – $5

    Who would you keep out of the rest for your final 3 keepers

    Grandal $14
    Freeman $57
    Soroka $5
    Wheeler $11
    Keiboom $6
    Taylor Rogers $5
    Machado $40

    fyi, we are in the middle of voting to change a pitchng category from L’s to K/9 so that would hurt Soroka even more.

    • Grey

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      We will bring you back to the promise land to hoist a fake flag

      Your last three aren’t great — Grandal, Soroka, Rogers….Then redraft Freeman or Machado if you want them is my initial reaction

  16. Bterry says:
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    Like a kid at Christmas waiting for this every year. Cheers for never disappointing. I am not regretting moving Flaherty for an 8th round pick and keeping Yordan for my last keeper spot tho. Can’t win em all I guess.

    • Bterry says:
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      Am regretting*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, you already said not regretting, so no take backsies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  17. Homer's got the Runs says:
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    Not sure if my first post went through or not. Keeper trade in h2h league. Players you can keep as long as you want no pick or value attached. Would you trade Clevinger for Matt Olson? Reason I ask is Clevinger has the higher ranking but I tend to value hitters a little more.

    • Grey

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      Answered above

  18. Coolwhip says:
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    That 120 – 170 range is going to be the Money Rounds again… so much value for so little price.
    Last year I gleaned guys like Muncy, Grandal, Castillo, Glasnow, Ryu, Morton… looking forward to it again.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, it’s been like that for a few years, I think…Not sure, maybe confirmation bias on my end

      • Coolwhip says:
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        hmmm… you might be right now that i think about it. rankings range where there’s a mix of known value and decent chance for upside to “take the next step”. top 100 is usually known value with a handful of hype trains. After the money range is usually total speculation or low ceiling “high” floor types.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, might be something to write about for you in a general sense…1-100 is known but hype trains like Luis Robert, Vlad, etc. Then 100-150 is dem sleepers

          • Coolwhip says:
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            Hmmmmm part 2… For sure, would be good footnotes and/or contextual arguments for sleeper posts and then looking at as a whole in a draft prep type article like you do. The how-to “oh wow, i just drafted the sexiest mock team alive using RB rankings” sorta thing.

            • Grey

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              I do instinctively go with sleepers in that range, and maybe one or two that are cheaper than their value but drafted higher (like Mercado)

  19. Five-on-One says:
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    Grey – As always, thank you for all the work, posts and rankings. I rely on them year-in and year-out, and have been VERY successful. I do have a question, however…

    In your “Fill my holes with dry rice to reduce moistness” Tier for SPs, you say that “If they make it to around 50 overall, or under $30, then I’d happily draft one to reduce my moistness, and remove the dry rice from my holes.” However, you have zero SPs priced at $30 or above (yes, I know, never draft a top SP), and the guys in this Tier are all either $18 or $19. But realistically, none will go for so little. And you seem willing to go considerably higher for them.

    So what is my question? I’m not really sure. I guess, why the low auction value if you are willing to go to nearly $30 for these guys?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      They’ll go for $30 elsewhere…I wouldn’t pay that price — if they don’t, then you might be interested in one…But my notes on them hold, like my concern on Scherzer etc

      • Five-on-One says:
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        But you would pay under $30? $24-$27 might be a reasonable prediction in my league – go get one or two? Or pass?

        • Grey

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          I pay $24 for a SP all the time, but depends on the league…Not in a 12-teamer prolly, but there’s exceptions all the time…If Cole fell for $24-27 then sure (but he won’t)

          • Five-on-One says:
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            Agree Cole won’t go for under $30, but many of the guys in this Tier will. Advice received: in a twelve teamer try to stick reasonably close to Grey’s auction values.

            Gracias.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, in a 12-teamer, there’s a ton of SPs

  20. Nightpandas says:
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    Thanks for all the hard work….

    Like either of these trades ?

    K/9 , qs, obp slg plus standard cats

    Keep 11 – 15 teams

    My Ohtani (p only) and Dahl for his Villar and Darvish

    My Ohtani (p only) and Dahl for his Gallo and Weaver

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Villar/Yu

  21. baby seal says:
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    Think my Razzball sub from last year is still ticking, since I joined the party a bit late.

    Any way to see how much time I have left? Can I still see Rudy’s War Room for this year / how?

    And finally, happy to add on to my purchase if that’s the move — let me know.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh wow, you’ve caught up! Baby Seal is up to date!

      You have to ping Rudy at rudy @ razzball dot com

      • baby seal says:
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        Sound the alarms!! Ok, thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seal!

  22. baby seal says:
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    Video of Anime Grey yelling out the window about his problems was great, LOL.

    There’s a crazy man in my apt building, or near my building (hard to tell, but he’s somewhere below me), who has these psychotic outbursts yelling out the window, chanting things such as, “U-S-A!, U-S-A!, U-S-A!”

    Or some crazier ones dropping incoherent F-bombs that I can’t recall at this time, since waking up to that at 9am on a Saturday morning is something you try to forget.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      The USA! USA! Guy might be a Razzball reader so I won’t say anything bad

      • baby seal says:
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        Very on brand!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baby Seal’s brand of approval!

          • baby seal says:
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            hahaha, maybe my favorite thing you’ve ever bestowed upon me. I member

            Sooooo… I just entered my first ever NFBC draft! $150 DC, 1-hour clock, bought a 3-pack to save those precious $25.

            Of course, guy with the first pick isn’t online! Started at 5:25 EST, so he’s got 40mins left… can’t imagine those 4-hour waits.

            KDS style — got my first pick, which was 7th overall. I’ve always liked the middle in fantasy, and figured I’m almost guaranteed to get a 5-category guy here. Thinking it’ll likely be Story or Lindor.

            But really, I got the 3-pack so I could do one draft now before spring training (hoping to capitalize on some values), and get familiar w/ everything on the site (kind of confusing tbh!). One draft before the season starts (injuries). And I might try one of those 55 secs per round drafts, depending how this goes, since that seems like a war of attrition (as they say), and think that suits me well.

            Let me know if you got any random tips!

            Then I’ll probably do one regular non-draft and hold league on here. Maybe an RCL too?!?

            PS, checkout my dumb story I wrote for you here: https://razzball.com/top-100-for-2020-fantasy-baseball/#comment-2938497

            PPS, in the time in took me to write this nonsense, 3 picks went off the board!!! Shiz is moving. Legooooo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA! LFG!

              You should do a Razzball NFBC DC, we’ll put it together in about 2-3 weeks — and of course an RCL

              If it’s DC you’re in, I’d scooch up my SPs, and make sure you draft a ton of them at the end…RPs lose some value too

              • baby seal says:
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                UPDATE: had the choice between those 2 and went Story!

                Down for all things Razzball! I’ll keep my eyes and ears peeled for more info :)

                Thanks for the advice. Makes sense since pitchers are so fragile — and getting “talented setup men” is how you get a tent to rise among fantasy baseballers!

                PS, having gone through this, (probably not an original thought), DCs are likely what sort of mess up certain ADPs like setup men going earlier than they should.

                Catcha later. I’m tired and not feelin’ to hot! Took way too long to write that haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, yes, YES! Story all the way…I like how you’re moving, Baby Seal

                  Feel better!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I just read yesterday’s cashing of the check story — nicely done! You got dough, son!

              • baby seal says:
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                hahaha thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  23. Danny says:
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    Sup grey
    5 year contract to Seth Brown or Trent Grisham? I Want a high floor, less risk

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Grisham for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I like both a lot more than maybe I should…I think Brown’s a tad safer, but neither are safe per se

  24. KrazyIvan says:
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    1st pick question. Playing in a H2H league where there are 10 hitting categories. We get to keep one hitter from last year and I’ve got Mookie. I have the #1 overall pick-Is trout a clear pick over Bellinger or would you take a chance that Cody could repeat.
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Definite chance for repeat but I think Trout’s the clear pick still…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Trout

    • Coolwhip says:
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      The only absolutes in life are: Death, Taxes, and Mike Trout.

  25. PB&J says:
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    What’s up, Grey!

    I get to keep three guys this year. $280 budget, 12 team mixed league.
    Hitting: R, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB, K
    Pitching: QS, W, ERA, WHIP, Saves, K, K/9

    Which three would you go with:

    Villar $17
    Rendon $34
    Moustakas $28
    Rizzo $42
    Acuna $27
    Betts $58
    Springer $31
    Tatis $11
    Gibson $10
    Pineda $9
    Will Smith (RP) $14
    Iglesia $16
    Corbin $17
    Clevinger $30
    Boyd $8
    Soler $8
    Duffy $8

    I’m leaning toward Acuna and Tatis. The third spot I’m thinking its either Soler or Corbin.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey man!

      Acuna, Tatis, then flip a coin…Corbin

  26. Phil says:
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    It’s like my birthday when Grey’s Top 500 comes out. I now have meaning and purpose to my days.

    Pick 4 of the following choices (I have to give up the round value in parentheses), and I have the last pick in the first round, snake draft:

    deGrom (1)
    Yelich (2)
    Lindor(3)
    Juan Soto (12)
    Ozzie Albies (4)
    Eloy Jimenez (13)
    Luis Castillo (10)
    Bo Bichette (24)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, HBD!

      deGrom (1)
      Yelich (2)
      Lindor(3)
      Juan Soto (12)

  27. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey and anyone else who wants to comment, dynasty trade question for you.

    Trade Julio Rodriguez and Luis Patino for Jose Ramirez? I need 3B but not sure I need it that bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  28. erad says:
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    My ads went away!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice work!

  29. Urban Cowboy says:
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    Keeper swap dilemna. I have been offered DeGrom for my Arenado. I still have Devers and Moncada so have to get rid of someone at 3B. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Offer Moncada and see what he does. I’d try to keep Arenado and Devers.

      DeGrom has had some injury issues. He had Tommy John surgery in 2010 and missed all of 2011. They say the lifespan on that surgery is usually 7-8 years, and DeGrom had some issues early last season if you recall. My bet is DeGrom’s elbow gives out in the next two years or at least he starts to slow down.

      • Urban Cowboy says:
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        He declined on Moncada and is after Arenado. The current Arenado drama and fact he may be shipped out of the high altitude has me iffy about him. On the flip side, I get what you are saying about DeGrom.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

      • Urban Cowboy says:
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        He won’t budge on DeGrom for Moncada but is offering me Thor. This would allow me to keep Arenado and Devers. Feel like I can get more than Thor for Moncada????

      • Grey

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        Oh nice

  30. Smitty says:
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    Stoked! I drew #3 in my annual Roto Mixed 12 teamer. I won it last year because of your influence. Gonna go get speed early and land some pitching nuggets. Really like the chances of getting a couple quality SP’s available later: (Snell, L. Castillo, Darvish, S. Gray, Morton, Bauer, Severino & Berrios) not to mention another VERY fine group of SP’s rated below these! Fired up! Congrats on finishing your rankings! Gonna be a great season, appreciate ya

    • Grey

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      Thanks, Smitty! Appreciate ya!

  31. Harley Earl says:
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    I went back and re-read your comments about Bregman in your top 20. Absolutely fascinating find.

    How in the world did you dig that stuff? I know, I know, that’s what we play you to do with our 1-cent clicks everyday.

    But that’s incredibly insightful and I think it is definitely valid. Excellent work Grey. Really.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      EDIT:

      That’s what we pay you to do with our one-cent clicks everyday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Much closer to .0000001/18th of a cent

        • Harley Earl says:
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          Haha! You need a lot of damn clicks!!!

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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Thanks!

  32. SteveNZ says:
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    The top 500! Shit’s getting real. I’m getting (more than) the vibe that you need to get out of the first round or two with some speed.

    Obviously you’re talking in terms of standard roto.

    Would you say that this is a *little* less relevant to H2H? I know you never want to punt a category altogether, but I’ve generally found that speed is a little less important there. Might lead me to pass over someone like Treat Urner in the first round for example.

    That said, there are some pretty need power/speed combo guys in the first round…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      pretty *neat*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Very neat!

    • Grey

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      I don’t see the problem with anyone in my top 12 for H2H…They all have speed, except Arenado

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Yeah but I’m thinking there’s not quite the same imperative to come out of the first couple of rounds with some speed in H2H.

        I mean if I follow your rankings (and I will) it would be hard not to, but it might make me less likely to draft Treat and Mondesi, for example.

        • Grey

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          You can’t *not* draft speed in my top 12, aside from Torenado

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re saying Soto over Trea in H2H? Then yeah I could see that

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Or JD over Mondesi, that kind of thing. Yeah, sorry, I’m splitting hairs a little bit – it is my first real baseball conversation of 2020 and I’m taking some time to find my feet haha.

            Elsewhere the Auckland team in the Australian Baseball League made the playoffs in just its second year (to my shame I haven’t seen a game), but got knocked out in the semis by a team whose leading hitter was Delmon Young!

            And Josh Collmenter had a great year for our guys! Baseball, eh?

            • Grey

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              Yeah, JD over Mondesi is fine too…Delmon Young?! Seriously? Haha

              • SteveNZ says:
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                So, pitching.

                My H2H is QS instead of W, so it makes sense to look a little earlier than I might otherwise for a #1. Based on putting your rankings and Rudy’s QS projections into a bag and shaking them up, the guy who falls out and who is not one of the top, top guys is Corbin.

                Sound about right as a target?

                Or could I afford to wait until where Bauer and company are ranked?

                • Grey

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                  Corbin is awesome value for his price… I also trust Giolito (more than Rudy)

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    OK – cool. Yeah – one of your other writers is out on him too, I think?

                    I grabbed him off the wire last season after you identified that he was breaking out, and he basically carried my pitching all year, so me likey him too.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, he’s $

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    Also, where are you getting your ADP numbers at this stage of the year?

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      Awesome – thanks! Though it’s not really til Yahoo opens that I’ll be able to get an idea of how our draft might go. Guys are not shy about taking top pitchers early, which hopefully means lots of great hitters for me!

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, NFBC is a different format, and not entirely indicative

  33. Cram It says:
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    Keep 6, no term limits. 12 team points league.
    Keeping – Acuna, Bregman, Alonso, Giolito, Scherzer

    Now, every team typically keeps 2 SP to 4 bats, so there’s plenty of pitching to be had. But I hate to throw back my third strong SP option, Nola. I’m actually debating keeping Nola over Scherzer. My next best bat keeper is Hoskins or maybe Lux? I liked Hoskins coming in, but you seem to have soured on him.

    So you like Nola as the last keeper or Hoskins? I’ll probably keep Hoskins for the upside, plus the abundance of pitching available, regardless of what you say. Man, you are such a good listener! Thanks!

    • NUX says:
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      Classic Cram!!

      “I’ll hang up and *not* listen”

      FWIW Cram, I am still in on Hoskins. I been making bold statements all off-season in my dynasty about him.

      How ridic is all this NYMess stuff btw, Wilpons gonna Wilpon, ughhhh

      • Grey

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        Hoskins has a ton of issues with his batted ball profile, but he might fall into 40+ HRs

        • Grey

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          And it’s not like Nola’s doesn’t have his own issues, and you have 2 SPs already

    • Grey

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      I guess Hoskins, but kinda bleh

  34. mike laga says:
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    based on these rankings, closers will be tough to come by. what would be the strategy for a 12 teamer with only 5 on the bench?

    • Grey

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      Nah, you can draft closers to your heart’s content around pick 110 overall

  35. Keith Cameron says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is there anywhere to grab your rankings that include OBP?

    Sorry if you answered this above.

      • Keith Cameron says:
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        Sorry – those are based on your projections?

        You led me to the promised land last year – and I want to get there again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those are Rudy’s OBP rankings, but they’re what I use for OBP, I wouldn’t steer you wrong

          • Keith Cameron says:
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            Follow-up here…so Rudy’s OBP rankings place Belli in front of Yelli…assuming Trout and Tildaddy are gone…who are YOU taking third? Seeing you have Yelli ranked ahead of Belli in your standard rankings, and they are only a dollar apart in value…

  36. Big Magoo

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    You could probably cut your work in half on this post each year by making a top 250 followed by “SAGNOF+catchers+fill lineup holes” for picks 251+. Just trying to give you some more mustache grooming time.

    Some position players are jumping out at me when looking at recent ADP. Escobar is around 120 overall, is 2B/3B eligible, and is coming off of a 94/35/118/.269 season. Even with some regression, that feels like an overcorrection. Segura is outside of the top 200 now. .280/15/15 isn’t unreasonable to expect there. Andujar is around 260. Is anyone confident that Urshela will hold down the 3B job all season? Travis Shaw is outside of the top 300. Should get plenty of playing time. Good home park. Could be a 30 HR guy practically for free.

    • Grey

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      You had me up until Travis Shaw, then I swooned hard…Travis Shaw is amazing, thank you! Kidding, he’s terrible, but he will win the MVP this year

      At 250 is where must people’s leagues stop…But if I were to do that, I’d have so many comments, like, “You forgot to rank Isan Diaz.” When I didn’t forget, I just stopped at 250

      • Big Magoo

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        Doesn’t Shaw make everyone swoon? He’s swooning his way onto the waiver wire in a lot of early drafts. Tinkered with his swing after two good years for some strange reason, and then his season was lost by the time he tried to fix it. Says he’s back to his old ways. Worth a flier.

        I’m not sure how many people outside of deep/dynasty leagues know who Isan Diaz is. Now you’re just making things up.

        • Grey

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          You don’t know Isan Diaz? You doing a 10-team NFBC league this year? He’s guaranteed 300 ABs in Miami and could hit 25 HRs

          Shaw is Tinker Tailor Swinger Eye Spy Garbage

          • Big Magoo

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            I’m just referring to casual fantasy players, as I alluded to above. I’d be surprised if many of them even heard of Diaz.

            Did you own Shaw last year? I always find it interesting how player evaluation differs based on personal experience. A bust like Shaw might be removed completely from his previous owners’ draft boards, while guys who performed well down the stretch and maybe helped win you a championship (like an Olson) get moved way up. See it every year.

            • Grey

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              Ah, gotcha…yeah, they won’t know Isan…but it’s not all casual… I think I owned Shaw last year but, meh, it doesn’t matter for me… I’m not harboring hate for him…he just has giant holes in his swing that he needs to fix

              • Big Magoo

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                Shaw was a mess last year, but I think it was due to his ill-advised swing change. Don’t think it takes 2+ years for the league to develop a scouting report on you, and he was solid in ’17 and ’18. Going back to what worked for him. It doesn’t hurt that he won’t have to face a couple of divisional lefties (Price and Paxton, for a good chunk of time anyway) either.

                Actually thought he was in the 31-32 year old range, but he’ll still be 29 on opening day. Isn’t that crazy? Feels like he’s been around longer.

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, he’s surprisingly young…I don’t mind the flyer, I loved him last year…But he has a ton of warts after last year

                  • Grey

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                    And a swing fix makes sense for him…I’m totally on board with what you’re saying

            • Grey

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              Honestly I don’t remember everyone I owned and don’t own…it’s irrelevant for this year

  37. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Great to have baseball around again. Excellent work yet again with the rankings.

    So, to get right to it, I have a Keeper question. It is a 12 Team Yahoo H2H League with OPS and Holds, and we can keep up to 2 players. I have the following potentials:

    Rendon in the 3rd
    Bellinger in the 4th
    Bieber in the 9th
    Giolito in the 12th

    I think that’s it. I was initially thinking Rendon and Bellinger, but now I may be leaning Bellinger and Bieber. Bellinger is a must, but the other? Thoughts?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

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      Thanks!

      Bellinger then coin flip…Prolly just go Bieber, that’s great value

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Cool. Thanks much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey

    Got a counter of my Paddock for his Villar and Darvish

    Too much? I would lose Paddock as a keeper but keep the other two and would not keep either Gallen or C Seager

    • Grey

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      That sounds solid for you

  39. uncle ernie says:
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    Thanks for the advise earlier. I made it My JD and Devers For his Bellinger. Still a no go? The reason this seems ok is because out of Devers JT and Lindor I can only keep 2 of them so what combo sounds best for Bellinger. Thanks again

    • Grey

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      That sounds better

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Best combo agree

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  40. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi there…Brando Lowe has no HRs? Typo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, will fix, thanks

  41. CJ says:
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    Hello sir! Happy 2020! Quick dynasty trade question. Your opinion has always helped! My Nola and T Anderson for his Flaherty. Need SP help as Stras and Corbin are my guys beside Nola. Have Lindor and Amed at SS. Feels like a no brainer but thinking what you say is always good. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty side

      • CJ says:
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        Thanks for the quick reply! Cheers!

  42. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey!

    Salutations. First post of the year. It’s about that time again.

    Hope all is well.

    2 leagues, one is in its 4th year, keeper, this year keep 5.

    I made some dumb choices and some dumb draft choices and mixed with bad luck I took 1st in 2017, 2nd in 2018, and essentially last in 2019.

    I kept Hoskins over Bellinger along with Stanton, Benintendi, and Juan Soto (I traded Kris Bryant for Soto and Bellinger at the deadline the year before).

    My keeper backfired.

    This is what I got and I’m not thrilled what so ever as I don’t really know who to keep. I will name the guys that are keepable lol.

    Keep 5

    Obvious
    -Juan Soto*

    The rest
    -Yordan Alvarez*
    -Ozzie Albies*
    -Jack Flahtery*
    -Shane Bieber*
    -Luis Castillo
    -Victor Robles
    -Rhys Hoskins
    -Giancarlo Stanton
    -Tim Anderson
    -Marcus Semien

    * is who I plan to keep. I don’t want to keep 2 pitchers but I think Soto, Albies, Alvarez which is OF, OF, 2B going into the draft and 2 SP I can really focus on bats in the first half of the draft.

    It’s a shit show. I have one top 15 guy. I’m
    Overblowing it because I know my guys are solid and I’ll draft well this year, but some of the choices I made and not keeping Bellinger came back to bite me now that we’re keeping more than 3 players.

    Thanks Grey!

  43. DonnieB says:
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    Hi GREY…love your Top 500. You are the best and most prolific expert in fantasy sports. And the most entertaining. I have a couple keeper questions fora 12 team auction roto where you can keep 8.

    Will Smith at $10 for two years OR
    Yasmani Grandal at $3 for one year

    Trevor Bauer at $16 for one year OR
    Mike Soroka at $10 for two years OR
    Zac Gallen at$10 for two years

    George Springer at $33 for two years OR
    Eduardo Escobar at $2 for two years

    Thanks. Lots of titles in recent years thanks to you.

  44. Billy Blanks says:
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    Keeper League Question: Urias and Degrom for Arenado. Who’s the winner?

  45. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey and all. Looking for keeper help. Yahoo 10 team league 5×5 H2H $260. Can keep 5 of the following.

    Trevor Story $18
    Nolan Arenado $33
    Anthony Rendon $26
    Freddie Freeman $33
    Adalberto Mondesi $10
    Xander Bogaerts $23
    Mike Clevinger $13
    Luis Castillo $13
    Vlad Guerrero Jr $10
    Sonny Gray $6
    Luis Robert $5
    Brandon Woodruff $6

    Off the top thinking I have to Keep Story, Mondesi, and Clevinger. Wondering how to fill out the other 2. Thanks for your insight!

  46. Madx34 says:
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    I am also looking for keeper help
    I can keep 3 players from this list and based on where I drafted them last year I have one two or 3 years of eligibility:

    Bellinger 1
    Abreu 1
    Muncy 1
    Clevinger 1
    Bieber 2
    T Anderson 2
    Glasnow 2
    Senzel 3

    Which 3 would you keep?
    I am thinking Bellinger and Bieber for sure but I am torn on the 3rd . One year of abreu , 2 of Anderson? Someone else?

    Thanks!

  47. Cable says:
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    Trying to find H/H points league player rankings is tough …..top 300

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We do Points rankings

  48. Cable says:
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    and how would I go about getting them…..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ll be posted on site when they’re ready — ask malamoney next week when he posts

  49. Vanguard says:
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    Looking for a little keeper advice.
    10 team Roto, other keeper’s are:
    Hitters-Freeman (7th rd), Hiura (17th rd) Eloy (14th rd), Moustakas (11th rd), Bichette (15th rd)
    Pitchers – Giolito (16th rd), Fried (13th rd), Gallen (12th rd)

    Given Paxton’s injury and the unreliability of Glasnow.
    Who would you keep?
    I’d have to give up another pitcher and Glasnow (21st rd) to keep Paxton (8th rd).
    Feel like there are so many pitching options available trying to make the best choice.

    Thanks!

  50. Jay says:
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    Why so low on Clevinger? I mean you even have RP like Anderson and Giles over him. How high would he be if it werent for the injury?

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