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 40 219 44 15 36 15 0.287
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 38 204 43 14 41 6 0.312
Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 38 208 40 16 43 4 0.292
Trevor Story COL SS SS 37 216 39 14 38 6 0.293
Mookie Betts LAD OF OF 36 218 43 10 33 7 0.292
Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS 33 229 41 13 33 8 0.287
Trea Turner WSH SS SS 32 232 41 7 23 15 0.287
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 32 199 37 13 40 4 0.294
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 31 190 40 16 43 4 0.285
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS SS 31 220 39 12 25 11 0.259
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 30 213 33 10 36 10 0.263
Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B 30 219 39 15 42 1 0.306
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 30 194 39 12 41 1 0.312
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 28 218 35 16 41 0 0.263
Alex Bregman HOU SS/3B SS/3B 28 204 38 11 40 3 0.284
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 28 77 6 0 2.61 0.93 109
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 27 208 39 14 41 4 0.261
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 27 219 40 12 42 3 0.303
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS SS 26 206 31 6 29 19 0.258
Matt Olson OAK 1B 1B 25 224 35 14 40 0 0.273
J.D. Martinez BOS OF OF 25 191 34 12 36 1 0.288
Javier Baez CHC SS SS 24 220 38 11 40 6 0.286
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 24 221 39 13 41 2 0.307
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 24 77 6 0 2.58 0.96 98
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 24 75 6 0 2.69 0.99 89
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B/SS 2B/SS 24 204 33 12 35 2 0.264
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 23 76 6 0 2.81 1.01 92
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 23 216 30 8 34 3 0.303
George Springer HOU OF OF 23 204 40 11 31 2 0.281
Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 23 66 5 0 2.83 1.02 93
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 23 73 6 0 2.91 1.03 87
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 23 71 6 0 3.03 1.03 83
Starling Marte ARI OF OF 23 215 36 8 32 8 0.289
Jonathan Villar MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS 22 209 31 6 25 11 0.257
Ketel Marte ARI 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 22 221 35 10 29 3 0.308
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 22 232 38 9 29 6 0.291
Keston Hiura MIL 2B 2B 22 211 30 10 34 4 0.264
Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B 22 209 34 11 39 1 0.295
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 22 225 33 13 40 1 0.280
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 22 73 6 0 3.27 1.05 90
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 21 75 6 0 3.36 1.09 90
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 21 216 32 13 38 0 0.284
Austin Meadows TB OF OF 21 215 34 10 33 4 0.277
Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B 20 223 39 11 40 3 0.303
Manny Machado SD SS/3B SS/3B 20 219 33 13 38 2 0.269
Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B 20 215 30 14 39 1 0.274
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 20 73 6 0 3.32 1.09 88
Mike Clevinger CLE SP SP 20 71 6 0 3.07 1.06 83
Chris Paddack SD SP SP 19 64 4 0 3.03 0.96 73
Jorge Soler KC OF OF 19 216 31 13 38 1 0.271
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B 19 206 31 10 35 4 0.272
Matt Chapman OAK 3B 3B 19 214 35 14 39 0 0.256
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B 3B 19 211 29 11 34 0 0.291
Yordan Alvarez HOU DH OF 19 181 29 10 31 1 0.291
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 19 187 34 13 36 1 0.265
Marcus Semien OAK SS SS 19 229 40 9 30 4 0.282
Yu Darvish CHC SP SP 18 67 5 0 3.41 1.09 86
Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 18 63 5 0 3.77 1.20 73
Charlie Morton TB SP SP 18 71 6 0 3.36 1.10 86
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 17 213 30 10 29 6 0.272
Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 3B 17 189 35 12 36 1 0.254
Mike Moustakas CIN 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 17 211 29 13 33 1 0.252
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 17 216 32 8 27 8 0.272
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 17 218 36 7 27 7 0.284
Sonny Gray CIN SP SP 17 73 5 0 3.27 1.10 80
Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF 17 214 35 11 40 1 0.281
Nelson Cruz MIN DH DH 16 176 33 13 37 0 0.283
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 16 190 31 13 33 1 0.272
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 16 78 6 0 3.51 1.07 87
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 16 187 39 15 34 1 0.262
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 16 211 39 10 29 1 0.288
Blake Snell TB SP SP 16 57 4 0 3.12 1.09 70
Justin Verlander HOU SP SP 16 56 5 0 2.66 0.98 71
Zack Greinke HOU SP SP 16 76 6 0 3.44 1.09 68
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 16 217 34 11 36 1 0.264
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 16 61 5 0 3.42 1.05 60
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 16 26 2 15 2.48 0.84 47
Kirby Yates SD RP RP 15 23 1 16 2.37 0.91 36
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 15 22 1 14 2.41 1.10 34
Jose Berrios MIN SP SP 15 75 6 0 3.54 1.11 76
Trevor Bauer CIN SP SP 15 80 5 0 3.61 1.16 96
Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B/OF 15 207 38 10 30 1 0.278
Joey Gallo TEX OF OF 15 184 28 12 33 2 0.247
Tommy Pham SD OF OF 15 214 29 6 26 9 0.271
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF 15 209 29 6 23 11 0.261
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 15 190 29 8 22 9 0.248
Victor Robles WSH OF OF 15 210 31 5 23 12 0.261
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 14 216 31 11 36 2 0.274
Michael Conforto NYM OF OF 14 216 34 12 38 2 0.254
Nick Castellanos CIN OF OF 14 225 33 9 30 1 0.277
Lance Lynn TEX SP SP 14 76 6 0 3.58 1.20 88
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 14 76 5 0 3.64 1.24 81
Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B 14 203 32 11 36 1 0.271
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B 1B/3B 14 206 26 9 30 2 0.294
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 14 221 35 6 29 2 0.288
Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B/3B 2B/3B 14 211 29 10 35 1 0.264
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 1B/2B/ OF 14 226 34 5 26 6 0.305
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF 14 218 38 7 26 2 0.306
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 14 68 6 0 3.43 1.12 77
Dinelson Lamet SD SP SP 14 62 4 0 3.86 1.22 81
Roberto Osuna HOU RP RP 14 23 1 14 2.78 0.98 26
J.T. Realmuto PHI C/1B C/1B 14 195 34 9 30 1 0.278
Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 13 62 5 0 3.32 1.09 57
Gary Sanchez NYY C C 13 158 25 13 30 0 0.236
Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 13 22 1 13 2.92 1.01 29
Yasmani Grandal CHW C/1B C/1B 13 187 27 9 29 1 0.241
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 13 63 5 0 3.42 1.17 73
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF 13 210 31 7 30 1 0.293
Jake Odorizzi MIN SP SP 13 64 5 0 3.48 1.24 68
Taylor Rogers MIN RP RP 13 24 1 13 2.54 1.01 29
Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF 13 211 34 7 31 3 0.284
Liam Hendriks OAK RP RP 13 25 1 13 2.46 1.01 36
Brad Hand CLE RP RP 13 23 2 13 3.09 1.17 32
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 13 154 20 7 25 3 0.284
Franmil Reyes CLE OF OF 13 201 27 14 33 0 0.271
Craig Kimbrel CHC RP RP 13 20 1 11 3.17 1.12 29
Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF 12 192 27 14 31 1 0.257
Brandon Workman BOS RP RP 12 23 1 12 3.02 1.10 28
Cavan Biggio TOR 2B 1B/2B/ OF 12 211 26 9 29 7 0.246
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 12 38 3 0 3.48 1.23 45
Nick Anderson TB RP RP 12 25 2 11 2.91 1.03 38
Ken Giles TOR RP RP 12 21 1 10 2.38 1.02 31
Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B 1B/3B 12 194 30 16 35 0 0.241
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 12 74 5 0 3.67 1.22 75
Hunter Dozier KC 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF 11 202 29 11 33 3 0.255
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP 11 46 3 0 3.54 1.17 55
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 11 205 30 11 34 1 0.257
Corey Kluber TEX RP RP 11 59 4 0 3.81 1.17 61
Robbie Ray ARI SP SP 11 69 4 0 4.06 1.35 89
Scott Kingery PHI 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 10 216 30 8 26 9 0.271
Amed Rosario NYM SS SS 10 214 33 6 26 9 0.294
Carlos Correa HOU SS SS 10 191 30 10 33 1 0.271
Didi Gregorius PHI SS SS 10 202 24 9 30 2 0.268
Max Fried ATL SP SP 10 64 5 0 3.77 1.27 68
Danny Santana TEX 1B/OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/ OF 9 195 29 8 31 5 0.262
Mike Soroka ATL SP SP 9 68 4 0 3.66 1.10 56
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 9 200 31 12 34 1 0.250
Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP 9 70 5 0 3.72 1.12 68
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF 9 190 25 10 29 2 0.282
Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 1B 9 216 31 12 36 1 0.233
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 9 68 5 0 3.41 1.12 57
Edwin Encarnacion CHW 1B 1B 9 177 29 12 33 0 0.244
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B 9 210 31 10 33 1 0.247
Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP 9 56 4 0 3.67 1.10 60
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 9 210 30 8 27 4 0.274
Marcus Stroman NYM SP SP 9 67 5 0 3.47 1.27 64
J.D. Davis NYM 3B/OF 3B/OF 9 198 27 10 30 1 0.288
Willson Contreras CHC C C 9 157 24 9 26 0 0.258
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR OF 2B/OF 8 211 29 10 31 3 0.252
Tommy Edman STL 2B/3B 2B/3B/ OF 8 210 32 5 21 10 0.284
David Dahl COL OF OF 8 200 33 10 24 2 0.281
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 1B/2B/ OF 8 167 22 9 25 3 0.257
Khris Davis OAK DH DH 8 214 27 13 30 0 0.238
Raisel Iglesias CIN RP RP 8 26 1 12 3.61 1.18 30
Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 8 23 1 13 3.12 1.15 38
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 8 161 29 7 23 7 0.256
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 8 140 17 6 20 4 0.252
Mitch Garver MIN C C 8 151 21 10 27 0 0.261
Mallex Smith SEA OF OF 7 177 21 2 19 11 0.241
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 7 53 4 0 3.13 1.10 61
Michael Chavis BOS 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 190 29 10 31 2 0.249
Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 7 60 5 0 3.45 1.14 65
Joc Pederson LAD 1B/OF 1B/OF 7 149 26 11 23 1 0.251
James Paxton NYY SP SP 7 63 6 0 3.88 1.19 73
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP 7 51 3 0 3.55 1.12 55
Ryan McMahon COL 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 190 27 10 32 1 0.248
Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 7 58 3 0 3.88 1.22 68
Jesus Luzardo OAK SP SP 7 39 3 0 3.18 1.11 50
Hector Neris PHI RP RP 7 23 1 12 3.04 1.05 31
Alex Colome CHW RP RP 7 23 1 13 3.56 1.15 21
Ian Happ CHC OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 7 169 23 9 26 2 0.266
Ryan Braun MIL OF OF 7 173 27 7 28 3 0.262
Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS 7 221 31 3 26 10 0.281
Andrew McCutchen PHI OF OF 7 187 31 9 25 1 0.257
Willy Adames TB SS SS 6 210 27 9 30 2 0.268
Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF 6 194 30 7 21 2 0.259
Paul DeJong STL SS SS 6 214 29 11 34 3 0.241
Jorge Polanco MIN SS SS 6 221 33 8 28 2 0.277
Miguel Andujar NYY DH DH 6 181 26 10 30 0 0.284
Corey Seager LAD SS SS 5 194 31 9 34 0 0.275
Jose Leclerc TEX RP RP 5 24 1 10 3.43 1.27 34
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo TB OF OF 5 167 23 10 27 0 0.248
Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 5 58 3 0 3.91 1.15 51
Shogo Akiyama CIN OF OF 5 164 30 6 23 4 0.284
David Peralta ARI OF OF 5 190 31 8 27 1 0.282
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 5 219 33 6 26 1 0.281
Hansel Robles LAA RP RP 5 24 1 11 3.04 1.06 26
Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF 5 181 26 7 26 3 0.247
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 5 168 29 6 21 2 0.291
Archie Bradley ARI RP RP 5 25 1 11 3.77 1.35 28
Jo Adell LAA OF OF 5 143 17 5 19 3 0.257
Mike Minor TEX SP SP 5 57 4 0 4.04 1.27 53
Kolten Wong STL 2B 2B 5 191 29 3 24 6 0.282
German Marquez COL SP SP 5 67 4 0 4.07 1.18 70
Sean Doolittle WSH RP RP 5 21 1 10 3.56 1.18 21
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 5 45 4 0 3.67 1.19 49
Matthew Boyd DET SP SP 4 67 4 0 4.27 1.21 77
Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP SP 4 54 3 0 4.21 1.27 50
Joe Musgrove PIT SP SP 4 66 4 0 3.87 1.19 62
Renato Nunez BAL 1B 1B/3B 4 204 27 12 34 0 0.241
Carlos Martinez STL SP SP 4 47 3 0 3.51 1.25 50
Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS 2B/SS/ 3B 4 195 29 3 23 7 0.289
Will Smith LAD C C 4 176 23 9 27 1 0.262
Mark Melancon ATL RP RP 4 24 1 7 3.77 1.34 24
Adrian Houser MIL SP SP 4 59 4 0 3.81 1.22 60
Joe Jimenez DET RP RP 4 23 1 10 3.96 1.24 28
Jean Segura PHI 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 4 208 27 4 26 5 0.276
Joey Lucchesi SD SP SP 4 67 4 0 4.05 1.24 65
Ian Kennedy KC SP SP 4 23 1 11 3.61 1.24 24
Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B 4 182 23 9 26 3 0.212
Caleb Smith MIA SP SP 4 66 3 0 4.32 1.26 72
Jonathan Schoop DET 2B 2B 4 192 23 9 26 0 0.241
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF 4 113 19 4 16 6 0.251
Brendan McKay TB SP SP 4 41 3 0 3.87 1.18 49
Will Smith ATL RP RP 4 23 3 6 3.07 1.11 31
Jon Gray COL SP SP 4 61 4 0 4.28 1.34 62
Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS 4 205 25 5 26 3 0.271
Christian Vazquez BOS C C/1B 4 173 21 7 25 2 0.272
Jurickson Profar SD 2B/OF 2B/OF 4 164 20 7 22 3 0.231
Mychal Givens BAL RP RP 4 24 0 6 4.38 1.21 31
Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP SP 3 64 4 0 3.76 1.18 64
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP 3 57 5 0 3.42 1.03 48
Seth Lugo NYM SP SP 3 31 2 1 2.44 1.02 39
Yonny Chirinos TB SP SP 3 51 3 0 3.72 1.08 45
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 3 47 3 0 3.66 1.07 39
Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF 3B/OF 3 205 27 9 30 1 0.271
Garrett Richards SD SP SP 3 47 3 0 3.64 1.28 53
Dellin Betances NYM RP RP 3 21 2 2 2.34 1.02 35
Gio Urshela NYY 3B 3B 3 181 24 7 26 1 0.302
Johnny Cueto SF SP SP 3 62 3 0 3.77 1.22 50
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 3 182 26 8 27 1 0.278
Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 3 68 4 0 3.86 1.32 53
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 3 25 2 2 3.21 1.22 39
Keone Kela PIT RP RP 3 21 1 6 3.51 1.18 24
Tommy La Stella LAA 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 3 173 23 6 25 0 0.291
Diego Castillo TB RP RP 3 26 2 3 3.02 1.14 30
Tony Watson SF RP RP 3 23 1 5 4.07 1.24 21
Brandon Kintzler MIA RP RP 2 23 1 5 4.21 1.36 19
Adam Eaton WSH OF OF 2 190 33 5 20 5 0.282
Starlin Castro WSH 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 211 20 9 25 1 0.266
Jorge Alfaro MIA C C 2 168 20 7 23 2 0.259
Wade Davis COL RP RP 2 18 1 7 4.87 1.48 19
Wilson Ramos NYM C C 2 168 20 5 25 0 0.291
Salvador Perez KC C C 2 174 20 8 27 0 0.238
Robinson Chirinos TEX C C 2 153 19 6 21 1 0.231
Carson Kelly ARI C C 2 153 19 6 19 0 0.257
Francisco Mejia SD C C 2 150 16 6 19 1 0.273
Omar Narvaez MIL C C 2 127 21 7 24 0 0.281
Nick Madrigal CHW 2B 2B 2 120 19 1 8 8 0.293
Mitch Keller PIT SP SP 2 55 3 0 4.17 1.30 61
Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 2 49 3 0 4.09 1.30 47
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 2 48 3 0 4.07 1.14 47
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF 2 202 26 4 20 5 0.258
Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 2 56 3 0 4.11 1.19 49
Kevin Pillar BOS OF OF 2 180 23 7 24 4 0.264
Dustin May LAD SP SP 1 39 2 0 3.48 1.09 36
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP 1 66 4 0 4.04 1.29 58
Nick Solak TEX DH 2B/3B 1 180 26 8 22 3 0.268
Kwang-Hyun Kim STL P P 1 55 2 6 4.21 1.19 42
Justin Upton LAA OF OF 1 182 25 9 29 1 0.223
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 1 53 4 0 4.12 1.19 49
Mark Canha OAK OF 1B/OF 1 158 26 8 28 1 0.261
Daniel Hudson WSH RP RP 1 26 2 3 3.71 1.27 26
Steven Matz NYM SP SP 1 59 4 0 4.16 1.29 58
Matt Magill SEA RP RP 1 22 0 3 4.32 1.36 27
C.J. Cron DET 1B 1B 1 194 22 10 26 0 0.262
Yoshihisa Hirano SEA RP RP 1 21 0 3 4.34 1.32 23
Chris Bassitt OAK SP SP 1 60 4 0 3.96 1.23 57
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 1 71 3 0 4.29 1.34 61
Josh James HOU SP SP 1 41 3 0 4.11 1.28 51
Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP SP 1 51 3 0 4.14 1.21 53
Justus Sheffield SEA SP SP 1 51 3 0 4.23 1.41 53
Mauricio Dubon SF 2B 2B/SS 1 190 26 4 20 5 0.276
Jose Iglesias BAL SS SS 1 191 29 3 20 2 0.266
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 1 28 3 2 4.29 1.39 38
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 0 25 2 1 2.98 1.02 34
Seth Brown OAK OF OF 0 149 19 8 21 2 0.277
Derek Fisher TOR OF OF 0 151 19 8 23 4 0.225
Scott Oberg COL RP RP 0 19 1 2 3.01 1.18 20
Ryne Stanek MIA RP RP 0 27 1 2 4.09 1.34 29
Kyle Crick PIT RP RP 0 24 1 3 4.24 1.36 31
Avisail Garcia MIL OF OF 0 151 20 8 21 1 0.284
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 0 149 25 8 27 4 0.244
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 0 188 24 7 19 4 0.244
Andrew Miller STL RP RP 0 22 1 3 4.13 1.34 27
Ryan Helsley STL RP RP 0 27 2 3 3.92 1.31 27
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP 0 29 2 3 2.86 1.02 35
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B 0 218 25 7 27 1 0.261
Evan White SEA 1B 1B 0 171 21 6 24 1 0.263
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF 0 168 23 9 26 1 0.243
Drew Pomeranz SD RP RP 0 30 2 1 3.37 1.07 39
Daniel Murphy COL 1B 1B 0 169 25 6 28 0 0.271
Trent Grisham SD OF OF 0 168 24 7 19 5 0.254
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF 0 116 13 7 19 2 0.242
Christin Stewart DET OF OF 0 167 19 8 21 0 0.238
Isan Diaz MIA 2B 2B 0 189 22 8 25 2 0.235
Garrett Cooper MIA 1B/OF 1B/OF 0 167 21 6 24 0 0.271
Austin Riley ATL OF 1B/3B/ OF 0 151 21 7 24 1 0.241
Sean Murphy OAK C C 0 143 15 6 18 0 0.251
Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP 0 58 4 0 4.31 1.26 50
Sergio Romo MIN RP RP 0 21 1 1 3.23 1.14 22
Tom Murphy SEA C C -1 142 16 7 19 1 0.233
Joakim Soria OAK RP RP -1 23 1 1 3.67 1.09 25
Luis Urias MIL 2B/SS 2B/SS -1 178 16 5 18 2 0.262
Carter Kieboom WSH SS SS -1 128 13 5 17 1 0.291
Robinson Cano NYM 2B 2B -1 172 23 6 24 0 0.251
Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B 2B/3B -1 199 27 5 18 1 0.293
Luis Arraez MIN 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -1 157 19 1 13 1 0.319
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF -1 208 24 9 28 1 0.267
Shane Greene ATL RP RP -1 24 1 1 3.02 1.22 25
Nick Senzel CIN OF OF -1 135 17 4 16 4 0.267
Danny Jansen TOR C C -1 140 17 5 19 1 0.241
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF -1 140 20 6 23 2 0.244
Jesse Winker CIN OF OF -1 172 26 6 19 0 0.284
Rafael Montero TEX RP RP -1 25 1 1 3.19 1.04 27
Nomar Mazara CHW OF OF -1 177 24 8 23 1 0.263
Travis D’Arnaud ATL C/1B C/1B -1 140 17 6 18 0 0.246
Mike Fiers OAK SP SP -1 62 4 0 4.09 1.19 45
Ty Buttrey LAA RP RP -1 27 1 1 3.30 1.21 30
Yadier Molina STL C C -1 156 18 4 20 2 0.264
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B -1 177 23 6 25 0 0.277
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP -1 26 2 1 3.67 1.30 27
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF -1 200 26 9 27 1 0.254
Kurt Suzuki WSH C C -1 130 16 6 20 0 0.261
Dylan Bundy LAA SP SP -1 66 3 0 4.34 1.36 67
Jose Alvarado TB RP RP -1 23 1 2 3.67 1.34 29
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -1 160 23 5 24 6 0.233
Yandy Diaz TB 1B/3B 1B/3B -1 157 22 6 20 1 0.272
Kyle Gibson TEX SP SP -1 68 4 0 4.16 1.32 66
John Gant STL RP RP -2 26 2 1 3.81 1.31 23
Zack Britton NYY RP RP -2 24 2 1 3.48 1.21 22
Roberto Perez CLE C C -2 140 15 6 19 0 0.228
Hunter Renfroe TB OF OF -2 155 22 10 26 1 0.226
Alex Wood LAD SP SP -2 50 3 0 3.88 1.28 44
Kole Calhoun ARI OF OF -2 173 23 10 26 1 0.222
Ronald Guzman TEX 1B 1B -2 173 20 8 23 1 0.237
Dexter Fowler STL OF OF -2 174 23 6 21 2 0.231
Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP -2 64 3 0 3.87 1.18 51
Pedro Baez LAD RP RP -2 26 2 1 2.94 1.06 27
Jon Lester CHC SP SP -2 61 4 0 4.29 1.34 56
Nick Wittgren CLE RP RP -2 23 2 1 3.71 1.21 24
Chance Sisco BAL C C -2 140 16 5 18 0 0.212
Anibal Sanchez WSH SP SP -2 60 4 0 4.14 1.31 49
Yoan Lopez ARI RP RP -2 22 1 1 3.10 1.08 23
Adam Ottavino NYY RP RP -2 27 2 1 2.77 1.27 32
Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF OF -2 168 19 8 23 1 0.219
Emilio Pagan SD RP RP -2 24 2 1 2.71 0.97 32
Dakota Hudson STL SP SP -2 61 3 0 4.08 1.38 49
JaCoby Jones DET OF OF -2 190 29 4 20 4 0.229
Gio Gonzalez CHW SP SP -2 62 3 0 4.22 1.38 55
Hunter Harvey BAL RP RP -2 24 1 2 4.51 1.38 32
Julio Teheran LAA RP RP -2 60 3 0 4.21 1.34 52
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B/OF -2 189 26 6 25 1 0.248
Josh Lindblom MIL SP SP -2 47 3 0 4.21 1.37 50
Randal Grichuk TOR OF OF -2 181 24 10 26 1 0.238
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF -2 149 20 7 23 1 0.245
Domingo Santana CLE OF OF -3 152 17 7 20 2 0.247
Luke Voit NYY 1B 1B -3 145 20 7 22 0 0.246
Niko Goodrum DET 2B/SS/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/OF -3 173 23 6 20 4 0.244
Wil Myers SD OF 1B/OF -3 131 19 6 21 4 0.231
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -3 198 24 6 26 2 0.248
Michael Lorenzen CIN SP SP -3 20 1 1 3.51 1.23 21
Tucker Barnhart CIN C C -3 122 14 4 16 0 0.244
Joey Bart SF C C -3 111 11 3 10 0 0.264
Steve Cishek CHW RP RP -3 25 2 1 3.47 1.24 23
Matt Carpenter STL 3B 3B -3 141 18 5 19 1 0.238
David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -3 200 29 2 20 3 0.288
Brett Gardner NYY OF OF -3 171 24 7 26 4 0.242
Martin Maldonado HOU C C -3 134 15 5 18 0 0.222
Nico Hoerner CHC SS SS -3 116 16 3 14 2 0.287
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B -3 183 26 5 20 1 0.264
Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP SP -3 69 4 0 4.43 1.39 64
Asdrubal Cabrera WSH 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -3 174 24 6 26 1 0.258
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -3 194 25 6 24 2 0.249
Nate Lowe TB 1B 1B -3 112 15 6 18 0 0.277
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B 1B -3 112 12 5 15 1 0.252
Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B 2B -3 219 26 6 23 4 0.271
Rick Porcello NYM SP SP -3 63 4 0 4.31 1.33 56
Franklin Barreto OAK 2B 2B/SS -4 120 17 6 19 2 0.218
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP -4 61 3 0 4.11 1.28 47
Jairo Diaz COL RP RP -4 21 1 1 4.21 1.24 23
Dee Gordon SEA 2B/OF 2B/OF -4 131 15 1 10 7 0.254
Tommy Kahnle NYY RP RP -4 25 1 0 2.89 1.09 33
Freddy Galvis CIN 2B/SS 2B/SS -4 201 21 6 23 2 0.250
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS -4 187 20 6 23 1 0.238
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP -4 49 3 0 4.19 1.34 46
Austin Romine DET C C -4 138 14 4 16 1 0.247
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -4 150 19 5 21 3 0.252
Yan Gomes WSH C C -4 131 14 4 17 0 0.233
Aristides Aquino CIN OF OF -4 121 15 6 17 2 0.244
Brad Keller KC SP SP -4 67 3 0 4.21 1.31 49
Gavin Lux LAD 2B 2B -4 119 11 4 11 1 0.251
Michael Wacha NYM SP SP -4 52 3 0 4.36 1.38 49
Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B -4 199 23 9 26 1 0.232
Adam Frazier PIT 2B 2B -4 191 22 4 21 2 0.277
Maikel Franco KC 3B 3B -4 186 19 8 24 0 0.241
Jose Martinez TB OF OF -4 112 16 5 17 1 0.282
A.J. Pollock LAD OF OF -4 117 17 5 15 2 0.259
Todd Frazier TEX 1B/3B 1B/3B -4 160 21 7 23 0 0.241
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF -4 104 13 4 14 1 0.231
Tanner Roark TOR SP SP -4 54 3 0 4.33 1.35 52
Adam Haseley PHI OF OF -4 116 12 3 14 3 0.261
Travis Shaw TOR 1B/3B 1B/3B -4 165 21 7 23 1 0.224
Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF -4 120 18 3 16 4 0.277
Jakob Junis KC SP SP -4 66 3 0 4.37 1.38 61
Manuel Margot TB OF OF -4 141 18 4 15 8 0.256
Danny Duffy KC SP SP -4 57 3 0 4.41 1.34 51
Cameron Maybin DET OF OF -5 118 16 3 14 5 0.254
Corey Dickerson MIA OF OF -5 172 20 5 19 1 0.288
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF -5 140 21 6 19 1 0.258
Cole Hamels ATL SP SP -5 44 2 0 4.24 1.34 39
Griffin Canning LAA SP SP -5 30 2 0 4.02 1.25 35
Evan Longoria SF 3B 3B -5 166 19 6 23 1 0.248
John Means BAL SP SP -5 62 3 0 4.42 1.31 50
Jake Arrieta PHI SP SP -5 59 3 0 4.40 1.39 47
Jose Urena MIA SP SP -5 62 3 0 4.44 1.39 48
Raimel Tapia COL OF OF -5 149 19 4 17 4 0.281
Mike Tauchman NYY OF OF -5 116 15 6 18 1 0.255
Harrison Bader STL OF OF -5 139 16 6 18 4 0.226
Austin Hedges SD C C -5 107 10 5 14 1 0.212
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP -5 49 3 0 4.51 1.43 51
Junior Guerra ARI RP RP -5 33 2 1 4.19 1.26 32
Jordan Lyles TEX SP SP -5 57 4 0 4.31 1.31 58
Eric Thames WSH 1B 1B/OF -5 161 20 7 22 1 0.241
Howie Kendrick WSH 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B -5 139 16 6 17 1 0.304
Jose Peraza BOS 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -5 117 14 2 11 6 0.272
Anthony Bass TOR RP RP -5 19 1 1 3.81 1.29 18
Zack Collins CHW DH C -5 100 8 4 13 0 0.226
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -5 62 4 0 4.37 1.41 53
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP -5 54 3 0 3.96 1.21 43
Yusmeiro Petit OAK RP RP -5 33 3 0 3.18 1.00 27
Jake Bauers CLE 1B/OF 1B/OF -5 149 19 6 21 3 0.237
Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 1B -5 153 19 6 21 1 0.262
Spencer Turnbull DET SP SP -5 59 3 0 4.47 1.40 57
Mitch Moreland BOS 1B 1B -5 149 20 7 24 0 0.248
Jacob Stallings PIT C C -5 129 12 4 15 0 0.251
Zach Davies SD SP SP -6 66 3 0 4.36 1.35 44
Manny Pina MIL C C -6 117 11 4 13 0 0.230
Trevor May MIN RP RP -6 27 2 1 3.27 1.11 30
Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B 1B -6 137 18 9 22 0 0.217
Pedro Severino BAL C C -6 103 12 4 13 1 0.242
Ryan O’Hearn KC 1B 1B -6 139 16 6 18 0 0.245
Wade Miley CIN SP SP -6 61 3 0 4.23 1.32 52
Mike Zunino TB C C -6 113 12 4 13 1 0.242
J.A. Happ NYY SP SP -6 49 3 0 4.44 1.31 44
Victor Caratini CHC C/1B C/1B -6 99 13 3 14 0 0.269
Austin Nola SEA C/1B C/1B/ 2B -6 127 13 3 15 1 0.254
James McCann CHW C C -6 90 9 3 13 0 0.242
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP -6 24 1 1 3.89 1.31 25
Eric Lauer MIL SP SP -6 59 3 0 4.37 1.33 55
Tyler Flowers ATL C C -6 86 9 3 12 0 0.242
Ross Stripling LAD SP SP -6 38 3 0 3.67 1.18 38
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP -6 38 3 0 4.02 1.36 35
Sean Newcomb ATL SP SP -6 43 3 0 3.87 1.36 41
Shun Yamaguchi TOR P P -6 47 3 0 4.37 1.33 44
Scott Barlow KC RP RP -6 25 1 1 3.81 1.36 32
Kyle Wright ATL SP SP -6 30 2 0 3.47 1.29 30
Rogelio Armenteros HOU SP SP -6 28 2 0 4.23 1.36 27
Jose Osuna PIT 1B/OF 1B/3B/ OF -6 106 13 4 16 0 0.269
Framber Valdez HOU RP RP -6 26 2 0 4.77 1.33 29
Shed Long Jr. SEA 2B 2B/OF -6 113 18 4 20 3 0.238
Rio Ruiz BAL 3B 1B/3B -6 135 14 6 16 1 0.251
Colin Moran PIT 1B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B -6 166 18 5 25 0 0.277
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP -6 39 2 0 4.25 1.29 39
Enrique Hernandez LAD 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF -6 124 14 4 15 0 0.246
Jason Kipnis CHC 2B 2B -6 103 10 5 13 2 0.237
Joey Wendle TB 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -6 101 10 3 11 3 0.247
David Bote CHC 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -6 121 18 5 19 1 0.252
Jon Berti MIA 2B/SS/ 3B/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/ OF -6 114 13 2 11 7 0.257
Austin Allen OAK C C -6 86 9 4 12 0 0.254
Reese McGuire TOR C C -6 98 11 2 13 0 0.233
Matt Manning DET SP SP -6 33 2 0 3.86 1.27 36
Josh Rojas ARI OF OF -6 132 17 3 16 5 0.268
Casey Mize DET SP SP -7 25 1 0 3.44 1.16 26
Brent Suter MIL SP SP -7 26 2 1 3.48 1.03 24
Greg Allen CLE OF OF -7 121 15 2 16 6 0.234
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF -7 154 24 6 15 2 0.230
Steven Duggar SF OF OF -7 143 15 3 14 3 0.238
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 2B/SS -7 90 13 3 11 1 0.268
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP -7 27 1 0 4.18 1.31 31
Sixto Sanchez MIA SP SP -7 16 1 0 4.04 1.28 15
Amir Garrett CIN RP RP -7 26 1 1 4.26 1.38 36
Jason Castro LAA C C -7 141 14 4 16 0 0.228
Forrest Whitley HOU SP SP -7 10 1 0 4.78 1.45 13
MacKenzie Gore SD SP SP -7 11 0 0 4.12 1.35 13
Buck Farmer DET RP RP -7 26 2 1 4.27 1.32 28
Will Harris WSH RP RP -7 21 2 1 2.64 1.04 22
Andrew Knizner STL C C -7 86 9 3 9 0 0.251
Willians Astudillo MIN C C/1B/ 3B/OF -7 76 9 3 11 1 0.288
Jonathan Lucroy BOS C C/1B -7 77 11 3 13 0 0.256
Leury Garcia CHW 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ OF -7 112 15 2 11 5 0.272
Ty France SD 2B/3B 2B/3B -7 77 11 4 16 0 0.240
Rich Hill MIN SP SP -7 16 1 0 3.31 1.16 20
Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS -7 119 17 4 17 1 0.232
Joe Kelly LAD RP RP -7 23 1 1 4.44 1.35 25
Randy Dobnak MIN RP RP -7 41 2 0 4.71 1.38 31
Matt Shoemaker TOR SP SP -7 23 2 0 4.34 1.29 21
Jay Bruce PHI OF 1B/OF -7 103 13 7 16 0 0.220
Yimi Garcia MIA RP RP -7 20 1 1 4.29 1.13 21
Johan Camargo ATL SS SS/3B/ OF -7 112 14 4 15 0 0.277
Art Warren SEA RP RP -7 9 0 1 4.61 1.41 11
Jorge Mateo SD SS/OF SS/OF -7 66 9 2 11 3 0.205
Sheldon Neuse OAK 2B 2B/3B -7 62 13 3 11 1 0.242
Asher Wojciechowski BAL SP SP -7 57 3 0 4.41 1.34 54
Eric Sogard MIL 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -7 134 20 4 16 2 0.274
Cole Tucker PIT SS SS -7 58 10 2 10 1 0.254
Jimmy Nelson RP RP -7 27 2 0 4.38 1.44 29
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF -8 114 15 4 14 1 0.234
Jarrod Dyson PIT OF OF -8 116 17 1 14 8 0.232
Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP -8 45 2 0 4.64 1.37 49
Brett Phillips KC OF OF -8 76 10 3 9 3 0.209
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 1B/SS -8 154 17 3 11 2 0.276
Martin Perez BOS SP SP -8 63 4 0 4.54 1.44 49
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS -8 168 24 4 18 2 0.222
Jake Rogers DET C C -8 101 10 3 12 0 0.210
Delino DeShields CLE OF OF -8 127 14 1 12 7 0.240
Franchy Cordero KC OF OF -8 131 13 4 15 4 0.221
Richard Rodriguez PIT RP RP -8 27 2 1 3.47 1.27 28
Brian Goodwin LAA OF OF -8 116 15 4 13 2 0.240
Jorge Guzman SP SP -8 6 0 1 2.56 1.22 9
Monte Harrison MIA OF OF -8 102 12 3 13 4 0.215
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -8 40 2 0 4.27 1.33 36
Richard Bleier BAL RP RP -8 23 1 1 4.04 1.26 15
Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF -8 104 11 5 13 0 0.251
Victor Reyes DET OF OF -8 124 17 2 18 5 0.264
Josh Reddick HOU OF OF -8 135 16 6 18 1 0.246
Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP -8 62 3 0 4.77 1.39 47
Alex Dickerson SF OF OF -8 161 19 4 20 1 0.268
Jaylin Davis SF OF OF -8 103 12 5 14 1 0.237
Lewis Brinson MIA OF OF -8 110 13 2 10 2 0.208
Alex Gordon KC OF OF -8 156 19 4 21 1 0.248
Dom Nunez COL C C -8 72 10 4 12 0 0.207
Guillermo Heredia PIT OF OF -8 116 16 2 18 2 0.231
Tony Wolters COL C C -8 140 16 1 17 1 0.258
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF -8 101 11 6 16 0 0.000
Josh VanMeter CIN OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -8 94 11 3 14 2 0.253
Josh Naylor SD OF OF -8 107 14 6 17 1 0.254
Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B -8 150 16 6 20 0 0.237
Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B 1B/3B -8 164 20 6 21 1 0.228
Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 1B -8 125 14 6 17 0 0.247
Justin Smoak MIL 1B 1B -8 115 10 6 13 0 0.231
Ryon Healy MIL 3B 1B/3B -8 113 15 5 16 0 0.234
Brad Boxberger MIA RP RP -8 18 0 1 4.64 1.47 19
Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B 1B -8 112 12 4 14 0 0.236
Marwin Gonzalez MIN 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -8 87 11 4 12 0 0.257
Josh Fuentes COL 3b 3b -8 75 11 4 14 0 0.241
Matt Thaiss LAA 3B 1B/3B -8 76 11 4 13 1 0.264
Jake Fraley SEA OF OF -8 113 14 3 11 3 0.241
Luis Rengifo LAA 2B 2B/SS -9 102 10 2 8 2 0.236
Nicky Lopez KC 2B/SS 2B/SS -9 149 17 1 19 3 0.266
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3b 3b -9 104 15 3 11 4 0.261
 
  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

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      Cole, Bieber, Baez, Laureano, Villar for me

      • B_Don

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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

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  18. Coolwhip

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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

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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

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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

          Grey says:
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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

      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

      Grey says:
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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

      Grey says:
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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

      Grey says:
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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

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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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