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
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 43 607 115 30 92 28 0.303
Juan Soto WSH OF OF 40 517 106 36 112 8 0.319
Trea Turner LAD 2B/SS 2B/SS 40 584 114 26 81 33 0.312
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 39 567 106 34 108 25 0.273
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF OF 33 489 88 37 84 23 0.281
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 1B 33 589 109 37 116 4 0.306
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 32 511 97 36 90 19 0.254 122 10 0 3.59 1.11 141
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 32 561 89 34 104 17 0.281
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 32 597 104 36 115 4 0.284
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 31 564 94 35 108 15 0.303
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 30 591 96 32 94 17 0.264
Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 1B 29 586 103 34 113 6 0.312
Bryce Harper PHI OF OF 28 514 97 34 102 12 0.283
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 28 461 86 33 101 7 0.286
Mookie Betts LAD OF 2B/OF 28 514 103 24 72 13 0.272
Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 28 191 17 0 2.51 0.93 264
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 28 204 17 0 2.73 0.99 271
Yordan Alvarez HOU OF OF 28 566 94 42 112 1 0.282
Wander Franco TB SS SS/3B 27 583 94 27 89 12 0.297
Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF OF 27 563 87 34 102 9 0.282
Max Scherzer NYM SP SP 25 172 16 0 2.71 0.91 228
Manny Machado SD 3B 3B 25 559 94 32 109 10 0.283
Trevor Story BOS 2B/SS 2B/SS 25 554 93 27 81 19 0.269
Matt Olson ATL 1B 1B 25 584 93 37 109 3 0.266
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 24 210 16 0 2.74 0.98 247
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF 24 571 92 38 106 11 0.262
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 24 541 91 37 101 3 0.272
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 22 581 82 37 111 1 0.272
Marcus Semien TEX 2B/SS 2B/SS 22 607 93 27 69 12 0.253
Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS 21 587 104 28 109 7 0.291
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 21 190 14 0 2.69 0.98 224
Francisco Lindor NYM SS SS 21 581 95 24 88 14 0.261
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 21 563 101 17 66 22 0.281
Starling Marte NYM OF OF 20 534 89 19 61 32 0.277
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 20 581 86 42 98 1 0.253
Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 20 211 15 0 2.76 0.99 226
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 20 572 91 30 97 8 0.289
Cedric Mullins BAL OF OF 19 588 85 20 48 26 0.263
Randy Arozarena TB OF OF 19 549 81 18 87 18 0.251
Nick Castellanos PHI OF OF 19 581 94 33 103 3 0.277
Jose Abreu CHW 1B 1B 19 541 81 30 101 1 0.255
Jonathan India CIN 2B 2B 19 547 103 26 72 12 0.275
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 19 198 13 0 3.19 1.08 247
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 19 164 12 0 2.72 1.01 221
Austin Riley ATL 3B 1B/3B 19 588 87 33 98 0 0.262
Jorge Polanco MIN 2B/SS 2B/SS 19 567 88 28 94 10 0.275
Javier Baez DET 2B/SS 2B/SS 19 541 84 25 91 14 0.257
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 18 191 13 0 3.34 1.05 218
Robbie Ray SEA SP SP 18 202 14 0 3.12 1.06 257
Kevin Gausman TOR SP SP 18 189 13 0 3.16 1.07 219
Liam Hendriks CHW RP RP 18 69 6 39 2.04 0.81 107
Josh Hader MIL RP RP 18 68 3 38 2.23 0.86 117
Franmil Reyes CLE DH OF 18 527 71 36 94 2 0.252
Adalberto Mondesi KC SS/3B SS/3B 17 337 51 12 41 32 0.242
Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS SS 17 504 71 22 68 24 0.272
Jose Berrios TOR SP SP 17 202 14 0 3.47 1.05 211
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 17 201 12 0 3.08 1.05 195
Joe Musgrove SD SP SP 17 184 13 0 3.10 1.06 207
Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 17 190 12 0 3.41 1.10 214
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B/SS 2B/SS 16 581 86 22 72 27 0.251
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 16 194 13 0 3.56 1.04 203
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 16 146 9 0 3.09 1.01 187
Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 16 60 6 0 2.19 0.83 89
Logan Webb SF SP SP 16 179 12 0 3.12 1.09 182
Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 16 178 13 0 3.47 1.08 206
Max Fried ATL SP SP 16 185 13 0 3.36 1.08 181
Ketel Marte ARI 2B/OF 2B/OF 16 523 83 19 71 6 0.315
Raisel Iglesias LAA RP RP 16 64 5 35 2.47 0.92 92
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 16 63 6 36 2.94 1.06 111
Emmanuel Clase CLE RP RP 16 70 3 32 2.31 0.95 84
Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 16 67 6 35 2.91 1.03 95
Salvador Perez KC C C 16 571 82 33 97 1 0.269
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 2B/OF 15 512 91 35 95 5 0.253
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 15 487 81 36 91 1 0.262
J.D. Martinez BOS OF OF 15 558 91 33 96 1 0.279
Jared Walsh LAA 1B 1B/OF 15 583 81 30 93 2 0.289
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 15 577 82 35 90 6 0.268
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR OF 1B/OF 15 541 84 27 92 3 0.281
Tommy Edman STL 2B/OF 2B/OF 15 604 105 15 63 26 0.276
Kris Bryant COL 3B/OF 1B/3B/ OF 15 501 86 28 79 8 0.283
Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS 15 572 78 28 89 11 0.262
Julio Rodriguez SEA OF OF 15 513 74 26 71 12 0.282
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 3B 15 580 76 32 89 1 0.252
Sean Manaea SD SP SP 14 193 13 0 3.47 1.11 208
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP 14 184 15 0 3.58 1.12 241
Alek Manoah TOR SP SP 14 161 12 0 3.67 1.07 187
Shane McClanahan TB SP SP 14 163 14 0 3.43 1.17 189
Trevor Rogers MIA SP SP 14 151 10 0 3.30 1.16 176
Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B/OF 14 643 94 12 72 26 0.271
Corey Seager TEX SS SS 14 507 86 22 81 1 0.302
George Springer TOR OF OF 14 503 91 27 63 7 0.246
Jesse Winker SEA OF OF 14 483 81 23 78 2 0.283
Cody Bellinger LAD OF 1B/OF 14 533 74 25 81 7 0.231
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 14 578 82 20 88 14 0.267
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 14 471 67 22 71 11 0.266
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 14 577 92 27 87 5 0.268
Jarred Kelenic SEA OF OF 14 554 81 29 92 14 0.253
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B 14 561 92 23 102 1 0.267
Seiya Suzuki FA OF OF 14 514 82 28 78 7 0.272
Carlos Correa MIN SS SS 14 531 85 25 79 1 0.272
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS/OF SS/OF 13 543 101 42 105 25 0.287
Kyle Schwarber PHI OF 1B/OF 13 445 72 30 80 1 0.248
Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP 13 188 12 0 3.71 1.18 201
Nelson Cruz WSH DH DH 13 491 70 30 81 1 0.261
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B 13 512 71 26 84 1 0.257
Will Smith LAD C C 13 424 73 26 75 2 0.271
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF 13 504 71 26 81 1 0.249
Chris Bassitt NYM SP SP 13 171 13 0 3.41 1.08 172
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 13 62 6 31 2.86 0.98 78
Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 1B 12 556 77 32 88 3 0.241
Kenley Jansen ATL RP RP 12 62 4 35 3.05 1.07 78
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C/1B 12 461 71 19 76 9 0.258
Craig Kimbrel LAD RP RP 12 60 4 35 2.49 1.03 92
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B 12 504 73 26 84 0 0.254
Marcus Stroman CHC SP SP 12 191 9 0 3.54 1.13 162
Jordan Romano TOR RP RP 12 65 5 28 2.98 1.07 86
Yasmani Grandal CHW C C/1B 12 405 71 24 74 0 0.232
Adolis Garcia TEX OF OF 12 579 81 32 92 12 0.238
Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B/OF 12 580 75 25 88 0 0.271
Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF 11 561 78 34 91 2 0.241
Taylor Rogers SD RP RP 11 59 4 27 2.91 1.11 70
Eddie Rosario ATL OF OF 11 476 69 23 79 10 0.259
Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP 11 172 10 0 3.64 1.19 206
Framber Valdez HOU SP SP 11 177 12 0 3.71 1.22 171
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 11 545 86 20 84 3 0.306
Ian Anderson ATL SP SP 11 161 10 0 3.89 1.27 160
Josh Bell WSH 1B 1B/OF 11 531 72 29 84 0 0.263
Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B 1B 10 476 72 25 79 4 0.246
Austin Meadows DET OF OF 10 536 84 29 93 3 0.240
Trent Grisham SD OF OF 10 533 86 21 61 15 0.248
Jake Cronenworth SD 1B/2B/SS 1B/2B/SS 10 564 79 22 71 5 0.277
Hunter Renfroe MIL OF OF 10 519 79 33 92 2 0.249
Willy Adames MIL SS SS 10 563 81 30 88 6 0.266
Myles Straw CLE OF OF 10 573 89 4 51 32 0.275
Yu Darvish SD SP SP 10 171 12 0 3.89 1.11 196
Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 10 122 10 0 3.59 1.11 141
Matt Chapman TOR 3B 3B 10 523 72 31 86 2 0.214
Scott Barlow KC RP RP 10 69 5 28 2.97 1.19 82
Chris Sale BOS SP SP 10 96 7 0 3.34 1.11 119
Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 10 148 8 0 3.67 1.25 154
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 3B 10 589 84 12 51 17 0.282
Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 10 127 9 0 3.21 1.09 138
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B 10 536 71 17 81 4 0.267
Blake Snell SD SP SP 9 151 9 0 3.91 1.27 194
Carlos Rodon SF SP SP 9 115 8 0 3.67 1.17 154
Jesus Sanchez MIA OF OF 9 479 69 28 78 2 0.253
Ranger Suarez PHI SP SP 9 145 10 0 3.55 1.15 142
Joe Ryan MIN SP SP 8 152 8 0 3.81 1.12 166
Eduardo Rodriguez DET SP SP 8 191 14 0 3.77 1.24 217
Alex Kirilloff MIN 1B/OF 1B/OF 8 534 76 27 83 4 0.271
Andrew Vaughn CHW OF 1B/OF 8 461 67 26 73 1 0.263
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 8 557 93 15 59 5 0.298
Avisail Garcia MIA OF OF 8 421 61 24 66 7 0.271
Ty France SEA 1B/2B 1B/2B/ 3B 8 591 87 22 80 0 0.294
Michael Kopech CHW SP SP 8 128 7 0 3.19 1.24 176
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 8 594 92 15 58 5 0.276
Tanner Houck BOS SP SP 7 126 8 0 3.27 1.08 156
Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 1B 7 506 71 28 79 2 0.253
Jo Adell LAA OF OF 7 537 67 28 76 10 0.253
Sonny Gray MIN SP SP 7 167 11 0 3.79 1.22 189
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP 7 179 13 0 3.67 1.18 184
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B/SS 2B/SS 7 542 83 25 87 11 0.283
Mark Melancon ARI RP RP 7 63 1 32 3.81 1.26 57
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 7 561 83 21 71 4 0.281
Jeimer Candelario DET 3B 3B 7 553 82 25 93 1 0.278
Luis Garcia HOU SP SP 7 177 12 0 3.74 1.24 194
Lance Lynn CHW SP SP 7 134 9 0 3.27 1.06 144
Michael Conforto FA OF OF 6 466 67 24 71 3 0.254
Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B 6 481 73 24 75 2 0.257
Ryan McMahon COL 2B/3B 2B/3B 6 509 73 24 82 5 0.256
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 6 514 78 18 69 10 0.251
Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 1B 6 513 77 15 85 3 0.281
C.J. Cron COL 1B 1B 6 492 69 27 79 1 0.264
Josh Donaldson NYY 3B 3B 6 402 72 26 77 0 0.244
Jonathan Schoop DET 1B/2B 1B/2B 6 597 77 25 83 1 0.278
Eduardo Escobar NYM 2B/3B 1B/2B/ 3B 6 511 62 25 72 1 0.252
Lou Trivino OAK RP RP 6 70 5 23 3.61 1.29 67
Luis Severino NYY SP SP 6 141 10 0 3.59 1.21 141
Noah Syndergaard LAA SP SP 6 148 9 0 3.32 1.27 151
Mike Clevinger SD SP SP 6 132 8 0 3.41 1.19 161
Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B 5 507 71 24 81 3 0.254
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 5 143 10 0 3.54 1.03 126
Daulton Varsho ARI C/OF C/OF 5 434 78 18 72 15 0.251
Patrick Sandoval LAA SP SP 5 141 8 0 3.84 1.27 159
Ian Happ CHC OF OF 5 531 67 27 86 7 0.234
Logan Gilbert SEA SP SP 5 148 9 0 3.87 1.15 162
Joey Gallo NYY OF OF 5 481 79 36 84 5 0.195
Mark Canha NYM OF OF 5 571 73 21 64 10 0.239
Willson Contreras CHC C C 5 434 67 22 76 3 0.241
Anthony DeSclafani SF SP SP 5 176 10 0 3.48 1.11 161
Tarik Skubal DET SP SP 5 171 10 0 4.01 1.21 190
Jorge Soler MIA OF OF 5 481 71 29 84 1 0.230
Tyler Stephenson CIN C/1B C/1B 5 389 57 16 67 1 0.276
Justin Verlander HOU SP SP 5 141 10 0 3.71 1.13 154
Jake McGee SF RP RP 5 61 3 25 3.41 1.02 63
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 5 117 8 0 3.27 1.05 136
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 5 106 9 0 3.66 1.09 109
Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 5 307 53 20 56 2 0.247
Luis Urias MIL 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 5 491 69 23 78 5 0.271
Keibert Ruiz WSH C C 5 381 56 17 63 1 0.274
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 5 121 6 0 3.32 1.15 129
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B/SS 2B/SS 5 512 71 18 76 0 0.279
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 5 161 8 0 3.81 1.27 179
Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 5 174 11 0 4.08 1.19 151
Jeremy Pena HOU SS SS 5 509 63 17 52 12 0.266
John Means BAL SP SP 5 156 9 0 4.22 1.08 147
Gregory Soto DET RP RP 5 62 5 21 3.58 1.31 74
Robbie Grossman DET OF OF 4 481 71 17 59 10 0.241
Frank Schwindel CHC 1B 1B 4 571 64 25 71 2 0.256
Trevor Bauer LAD SP SP 4 149 8 0 3.45 1.09 184
Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B 1B/3B/ OF 4 561 58 28 72 3 0.212
Sean Murphy OAK C C 4 387 53 20 61 0 0.238
Amed Rosario CLE SS SS/OF 4 569 79 15 61 14 0.272
Jon Gray TEX SP SP 4 167 10 0 3.64 1.29 174
Enrique Hernandez BOS 2B/OF 2B/OF 4 471 76 18 70 2 0.248
Bobby Dalbec BOS 1B 1B/3B 4 362 44 21 56 1 0.239
Luke Voit SD 1B 1B 4 441 52 22 56 0 0.248
Gio Urshela MIN SS/3B SS/3B 4 547 71 19 78 1 0.277
Steven Matz STL SP SP 3 168 11 0 3.79 1.31 157
Elias Diaz COL C C 3 349 49 17 54 0 0.252
Miguel Sano MIN 1B 1B 3 492 61 32 72 1 0.209
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP 3 178 12 0 3.77 1.12 148
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP 3 72 7 15 3.19 0.94 83
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP 3 149 9 0 3.61 1.10 129
Nate Lowe TEX 1B 1B 3 548 73 17 77 5 0.260
Cal Quantrill CLE SP SP 3 179 9 0 3.58 1.14 151
Alex Wood SF SP SP 3 151 8 0 3.71 1.20 154
Kyle Finnegan WSH RP RP 3 63 4 24 4.21 1.37 67
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS 3 505 64 16 71 6 0.259
Austin Hays BAL OF OF 3 521 77 23 69 6 0.264
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 3 421 58 18 51 15 0.267
AJ Pollock CHW OF OF 3 444 63 18 69 7 0.277
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF 3 498 67 26 82 1 0.241
Adam Duvall ATL OF OF 3 489 64 33 83 2 0.222
Kolten Wong MIL 2B 2B 3 412 71 9 51 16 0.261
Andrew Benintendi KC OF OF 3 505 70 15 77 10 0.272
Harrison Bader STL OF OF 3 526 61 18 74 10 0.261
Tommy Pham CIN OF OF 3 512 71 19 73 17 0.241
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 3 492 74 15 79 2 0.282
Corey Knebel PHI RP RP 3 55 4 19 3.54 1.16 67
Wil Myers SD OF OF 3 474 63 19 72 7 0.251
Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 3 62 5 12 3.61 1.17 89
Akil Baddoo DET OF OF 2 431 76 17 57 21 0.235
Lane Thomas WSH OF OF 2 561 84 18 61 21 0.256
Brandon Marsh LAA OF OF 2 481 68 8 51 21 0.271
Huascar Ynoa ATL SP SP 2 131 8 0 3.97 1.13 148
Lucas Sims CIN RP RP 2 56 3 15 3.17 1.16 76
Steven Kwan CLE OF OF 2 481 68 11 51 14 0.307
Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 2 119 7 0 3.41 1.16 149
Randal Grichuk COL OF OF 2 523 71 27 85 1 0.249
Triston McKenzie CLE SP SP 2 143 8 0 4.12 1.31 158
David Bednar PIT RP RP 2 66 3 12 2.84 1.02 81
Joe Barlow TEX RP RP 2 60 2 19 4.12 1.32 63
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF 2 494 76 26 81 3 0.231
Nick Lodolo CIN SP SP 2 107 7 0 4.04 1.29 109
Josiah Gray WSH SP SP 2 129 7 0 4.06 1.31 143
Drew Rasmussen TB SP SP 2 123 8 0 3.20 1.13 118
Abraham Toro SEA 2B/3B 2B/3B 2 451 59 19 61 8 0.261
Bailey Ober MIN SP SP 2 157 9 0 3.89 1.11 161
Jean Segura PHI 2B 2B 2 544 83 10 62 8 0.281
Jesus Luzardo MIA SP SP 2 145 7 0 4.06 1.35 148
Devin Williams MIL RP RP 2 57 7 4 2.71 1.09 87
Nick Pivetta BOS SP SP 2 151 10 0 4.19 1.33 176
Luis Patino TB SP SP 2 125 8 0 3.87 1.24 141
Oneil Cruz PIT SS SS 2 421 51 18 54 7 0.242
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP SP 2 131 9 0 3.76 1.28 143
Elieser Hernandez MIA SP SP 2 139 8 0 4.04 1.22 144
Reynaldo Lopez CHW RP RP 2 139 8 0 4.04 1.22 144
Vidal Brujan TB OF OF 2 387 51 6 43 18 0.238
Andrew Kittredge TB RP RP 2 67 6 14 3.08 1.07 72
Drew Steckenrider SEA RP RP 2 65 5 17 3.40 1.22 58
Cavan Biggio TOR 3B 3B/OF 2 403 51 15 47 8 0.239
Paul Sewald SEA RP RP 2 68 5 9 2.86 1.08 85
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 2 154 11 0 4.12 1.15 122
Gavin Lux LAD 2B/SS 2B/SS/ OF 2 424 58 12 56 7 0.247
Mike Zunino TB C C 2 341 52 27 65 0 0.208
Josh Lowe TB OF OF 2 403 57 15 54 15 0.231
Garrett Whitlock BOS SP SP 1 68 5 7 2.91 1.09 74
Bryson Stott PHI SS SS 1 456 61 16 58 7 0.256
Camilo Doval SF RP RP 1 53 5 6 3.18 1.06 71
Alex Colome COL RP RP 1 62 2 15 4.13 1.37 56
Emilio Pagan MIN RP RP 1 61 4 6 4.29 1.12 65
Cesar Hernandez WSH 2B 2B 1 541 77 16 57 2 0.241
Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 1B 1 431 61 21 65 0 0.264
Alec Bohm PHI 3B 3B 1 512 62 10 56 5 0.258
Jonathan Loaisiga NYY RP RP 1 68 6 6 2.81 1.04 70
Pierce Johnson SD RP RP 1 61 4 11 3.51 1.27 74
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 1 474 61 20 74 1 0.241
Hunter Dozier KC 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF 1 466 58 20 65 5 0.235
Cole Sulser MIA RP RP 1 66 4 12 3.87 1.21 73
Trevor May NYM RP RP 1 66 6 5 3.31 1.23 79
Chris Stratton PIT RP RP 1 72 6 10 3.54 1.31 75
Mychal Givens CHC RP RP 1 54 2 12 3.77 1.38 56
German Marquez COL SP SP 1 183 11 0 4.11 1.28 185
Christian Vazquez BOS C C 1 444 54 8 61 6 0.262
Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B 1B 1 345 48 16 51 0 0.251
Rougned Odor BAL 2B/3B 2B/3B 1 463 61 27 72 4 0.209
Eric Lauer MIL SP SP 1 146 10 0 3.97 1.30 142
Max Stassi LAA C C 1 382 53 16 57 0 0.231
Chad Green NYY RP RP 1 71 7 4 3.53 0.91 86
Jake Diekman BOS RP RP 1 61 5 7 3.76 1.27 81
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B/SS 2B/SS 1 402 47 8 43 15 0.263
Will Smith ATL RP RP 1 66 4 5 3.12 1.11 86
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS 1 544 83 7 43 7 0.265
Josh Rojas ARI 2B/SS/ OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 1 408 55 9 38 9 0.251
Mitch Garver TEX C C 1 379 54 18 58 1 0.261
Corey Kluber TB SP SP 1 104 7 0 3.91 1.31 108
Jorge Lopez BAL RP RP 1 58 2 12 5.04 1.41 54
Omar Narvaez MIL C C 1 378 48 10 51 0 0.270
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP 1 168 11 0 4.08 1.15 133
David Robertson CHC RP RP 1 54 2 5 4.03 1.27 59
Yusei Kikuchi TOR SP SP 1 145 9 0 4.09 1.30 149
Gavin Sheets CHW DH 1B/OF 1 377 47 20 56 1 0.254
Robert Suarez SD RP RP 1 51 3 9 3.65 1.31 54
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C C 1 344 41 13 51 0 0.224
Adrian Houser MIL SP SP 1 157 9 0 3.79 1.30 118
Tyler Duffey MIN RP RP 1 64 4 6 3.85 1.24 65
Anthony Bender MIA RP RP 1 65 4 5 3.07 1.07 70
Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 1 186 8 0 4.13 1.25 143
Adley Rutschman BAL C C 0 304 41 13 53 1 0.274
Taijuan Walker NYM SP SP 0 155 9 0 4.08 1.17 142
Carson Kelly ARI C C 0 320 47 17 49 0 0.241
Jameson Taillon NYY SP SP 0 137 9 0 4.19 1.19 132
Isiah Kiner-Falefa NYY SS SS 0 522 71 5 54 15 0.283
Zack Greinke KC SP SP 0 158 11 0 4.33 1.19 121
Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP 0 128 7 0 4.23 1.33 123
Aaron Bummer CHW RP RP 0 61 5 3 3.14 1.27 77
Nicky Lopez KC SS 2B/SS 0 516 73 3 41 16 0.279
Dylan Floro MIA RP RP 0 65 5 4 3.39 1.17 60
Alex Cobb SF SP SP 0 102 9 0 3.61 1.24 106
Eugenio Suarez SEA SS/3B SS/3B 0 417 62 26 66 1 0.202
Triston Casas BOS 1B 1B 0 303 41 16 48 1 0.267
Andrew Heaney LAD SP SP 0 132 8 0 4.36 1.28 145
Aaron Ashby MIL SP SP 0 81 7 2 3.09 1.10 103
Seth Lugo NYM RP RP 0 68 5 2 3.67 1.25 75
Aaron Loup LAA RP RP 0 56 5 3 2.66 0.97 58
Chris Flexen SEA SP SP 0 178 10 0 3.91 1.23 119
Kendall Graveman CHW RP RP 0 60 6 2 2.51 1.01 64
Kyle Gibson PHI SP SP 0 179 10 0 3.97 1.26 148
Eric Haase DET C/OF C/OF 0 317 39 15 48 1 0.217
Nestor Cortes NYY SP SP 0 131 7 0 4.09 1.14 144
Blake Treinen LAD RP RP 0 68 6 5 2.81 1.05 73
James Kaprielian OAK SP SP 0 136 7 0 4.17 1.26 139
Josh Staumont KC RP RP 0 66 5 3 3.26 1.17 70
Tylor Megill NYM SP SP 0 94 7 0 3.91 1.24 106
Luis Garcia SD RP RP 0 60 4 2 3.19 1.09 67
Alejandro Kirk TOR C C 0 276 39 15 42 0 0.277
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP 0 58 2 4 4.41 1.36 64
Bobby Bradley CLE 1B 1B 0 404 53 25 59 0 0.206
Nick Madrigal CHC 2B 2B 0 421 61 3 39 8 0.294
Jorge Mateo BAL SS/OF 2B/SS/ OF 0 451 51 7 47 23 0.221
Gary Sanchez MIN C C 0 393 51 20 55 0 0.202
Brady Singer KC SP SP 0 151 7 0 4.24 1.37 153
Joc Pederson SF OF OF 0 409 59 21 64 3 0.235
Jose Alvarado PHI RP RP 0 60 5 5 4.03 1.45 78
Tim Mayza TOR RP RP 0 55 6 3 3.71 1.20 59
Bryan De La Cruz MIA OF OF 0 481 78 18 51 7 0.289
Art Warren CIN RP RP 0 51 4 6 2.87 1.06 79
Michael Pineda DET SP SP 0 131 8 0 4.38 1.25 112
Tyler Matzek ATL RP RP 0 65 4 2 2.94 1.18 79
Max Kepler MIN OF OF 0 434 61 21 70 9 0.221
Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF 1B/OF 0 338 42 14 41 1 0.266
Eric Hosmer SD 1B 1B -1 331 44 12 41 3 0.263
Kyle Isbel KC OF OF -1 404 48 12 53 15 0.251
Ian Kennedy ARI RP RP -1 61 3 5 3.88 1.24 66
Casey Mize DET SP SP -1 176 10 0 4.19 1.17 141
Tanner Rainey WSH RP RP -1 57 3 4 4.23 1.39 77
Chas McCormick HOU OF OF -1 377 51 15 59 5 0.271
Andrew McCutchen MIL OF OF -1 408 64 20 71 5 0.234
Diego Castillo SEA RP RP -1 61 4 4 3.20 1.03 71
Seth Brown OAK OF OF -1 366 51 25 56 3 0.207
Garrett Hampson COL 2B/OF 2B/OF -1 397 54 11 41 14 0.242
Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -1 388 41 14 57 10 0.229
Edmundo Sosa STL 2B/SS 2B/SS -1 417 52 12 59 5 0.278
Ryan Yarbrough TB SP SP -1 163 10 0 4.34 1.21 126
Collin McHugh ATL RP RP -1 71 6 1 2.71 1.02 82
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF -1 403 71 10 46 5 0.276
Luke Weaver ARI SP SP -1 144 7 0 4.32 1.17 141
Dane Dunning TEX SP SP -1 132 8 0 4.23 1.31 136
Ryne Stanek HOU RP RP -1 71 6 3 3.77 1.26 82
Carlos Hernandez KC SP SP -1 133 8 0 4.11 1.33 129
Tony Kemp OAK 2B/OF 2B/OF -1 397 71 6 32 13 0.268
Luis Gil NYY SP SP -1 72 5 0 3.61 1.36 87
Michael Fulmer DET RP RP -1 64 4 3 3.89 1.23 66
Genesis Cabrera STL RP RP -1 72 5 2 3.32 1.31 77
Adam Frazier SEA 2B/OF 2B/OF -1 553 80 7 50 8 0.277
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Amir Garrett KC RP RP -1 59 3 5 4.51 1.39 81
Sam Hilliard COL OF OF -1 308 54 19 63 6 0.211
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF -1 421 62 8 41 1 0.296
A.J. Puk OAK RP RP -1 57 4 2 4.02 1.32 64
Tyler Naquin CIN OF OF -1 371 44 17 54 4 0.264
Nate Pearson TOR SP SP -1 98 6 0 3.77 1.36 119
Tyler Wells BAL SP SP -1 62 6 4 3.81 1.05 67
Manuel Margot TB OF OF -1 404 52 11 56 14 0.261
Kole Calhoun TEX OF OF -1 421 52 21 59 3 0.231
Willie Calhoun TEX OF OF -1 404 57 18 47 0 0.271
David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS 2B/SS -1 581 73 5 41 12 0.287
Michael A. Taylor KC OF OF -1 447 49 9 56 15 0.237
Dakota Hudson STL SP SP -1 103 7 0 3.43 1.12 79
Victor Robles WSH OF OF -1 402 47 8 41 16 0.231
Wilmer Flores SF 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -1 378 51 16 55 1 0.271
Nick Solak TEX 2B 2B -1 487 65 15 68 6 0.273
Ken Giles SEA RP RP -1 50 3 4 3.34 1.11 61
Reid Detmers LAA SP SP -1 128 6 0 3.93 1.24 151
Daniel Hudson LAD RP RP -1 55 6 3 3.18 1.06 76
Daniel Bard COL RP RP -1 61 5 6 4.45 1.46 66
Yan Gomes CHC C C -1 382 46 14 49 1 0.256
Tommy La Stella SF 2B 2B/3B -1 441 61 15 43 1 0.264
Greg Holland TEX RP RP -1 51 2 5 4.59 1.36 48
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP -1 114 6 0 3.93 1.36 123
Kyle Lewis SEA OF OF -1 311 41 17 47 4 0.233
Dillon Tate BAL RP RP -1 60 3 4 4.57 1.36 52
James McCann NYM C C/1B -2 361 41 11 45 2 0.238
Chad Pinder OAK OF 2B/SS/ OF -2 421 52 15 58 1 0.231
Kyle Higashioka NYY C C -2 381 51 15 57 0 0.231
Jonathan Villar CHC 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -2 361 40 8 37 12 0.251
Roansy Contreras PIT SP SP -2 117 7 0 3.83 1.29 131
Nico Hoerner CHC 2B 2B/SS -2 361 80 8 37 6 0.282
Joey Bart SF C C -2 301 44 10 50 0 0.212
Dylan Moore SEA 2B/OF 2B/3B/ OF -2 341 41 11 59 16 0.193
Hunter Greene CIN SP SP -2 118 6 0 4.34 1.39 132
Yadier Molina STL C C -2 418 43 9 48 2 0.246
Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP SP -2 61 3 0 3.87 1.24 78
Danny Jansen TOR C C -2 279 34 13 36 0 0.212
Tucker Barnhart DET C C -2 312 43 8 48 0 0.239
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/OF 2B/OF -2 386 41 9 42 4 0.262
Carlos Santana KC 1B 1B -2 403 51 17 56 1 0.210
Zach Eflin PHI SP SP -2 98 5 0 4.05 1.28 104
Miguel Rojas MIA SS SS -2 434 61 6 34 9 0.257
Nick Ahmed ARI SS SS -2 481 54 13 58 6 0.257
Elvis Andrus OAK SS SS -2 478 68 4 41 15 0.249
Didi Gregorius PHI SS SS -2 411 57 14 64 3 0.261
Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP -2 101 6 0 4.24 1.34 106
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Leury Garcia CHW 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -2 445 58 6 54 9 0.274
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Luis Arraez MIN 2B/3B/ OF 2B/3B/ OF -2 391 61 3 38 3 0.302
Connor Joe COL OF 1B/OF -2 300 48 12 41 2 0.289
Mike Moustakas CIN 1B/3B 1B/3B -2 323 41 16 47 1 0.211
Chris Paddack MIN SP SP -2 93 7 0 4.31 1.29 95
Jarren Duran BOS OF OF -2 301 34 8 42 14 0.223
Rafael Ortega CHC OF OF -2 401 56 15 37 13 0.243
Clint Frazier CHC OF OF -2 278 28 9 32 4 0.261
Yandy Diaz TB 1B/3B 1B/3B -2 445 51 10 56 1 0.267
Robinson Cano NYM 2B 2B -2 330 40 10 43 0 0.251
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP -2 166 7 0 4.21 1.25 148
Ryan Tepera LAA RP RP -2 65 4 3 3.12 1.08 72
Spencer Patton TEX RP RP -2 53 4 4 4.44 1.37 56
Bradley Zimmer TOR OF OF -2 314 46 10 41 16 0.202
Trevor Larnach MIN OF OF -2 345 39 12 47 1 0.211
Oscar Mercado CLE OF OF -2 277 34 10 37 12 0.233
Jose Siri HOU OF OF -2 278 32 6 30 12 0.229
Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP -2 182 8 0 4.36 1.39 154
Jake Meyers HOU OF OF -2 329 39 9 45 8 0.221
Keston Hiura MIL 1B 1B/2B -2 278 33 14 37 5 0.193
Austin Nola SD C C -2 308 37 8 42 1 0.280
Yoshi Tsutsugo PIT 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 465 47 16 53 0 0.211
Rich Hill BOS SP SP -2 136 6 0 3.71 1.20 127
Caleb Smith ARI SP SP -2 76 5 4 4.31 1.36 83
Pavin Smith ARI 1B/OF 1B/OF -2 421 54 10 57 1 0.271
Tom Murphy SEA C C -2 281 31 13 41 1 0.207
Garrett Cooper MIA OF 1B/OF -2 278 38 13 41 1 0.280
Lewin Diaz MIA 1B 1B -2 217 27 12 36 1 0.181
Luis Torrens SEA C C/1B -2 320 37 14 42 0 0.236
Kris Bubic KC SP SP -2 153 7 0 4.40 1.39 144
Alex Vesia LAD RP RP -2 42 4 1 2.31 1.02 57
Jacob Stallings MIA C C -2 381 41 8 47 0 0.243
Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP -2 151 9 0 4.35 1.21 129
Dylan Bundy MIN SP SP -2 134 6 0 4.51 1.33 136
Luis Cessa CIN RP RP -2 71 5 3 3.91 1.17 62
Austin Hedges CLE C C -2 331 41 14 46 1 0.192
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP -2 163 7 0 4.47 1.20 119
Carlos Estevez COL RP RP -2 63 2 3 4.36 1.39 61
Brent Suter MIL RP RP -2 70 7 1 3.21 1.24 64
Nick Senzel CIN OF 2B/OF -2 335 41 19 36 4 0.259
Tyler Rogers SF RP RP -2 74 6 1 3.13 1.05 52
Paul DeJong STL SS SS -2 309 33 15 41 2 0.209
Jose Barrero CIN SS SS/OF -2 266 34 7 38 6 0.261
Geraldo Perdomo ARI SS SS -2 304 39 4 31 9 0.246
Cole Tucker PIT SS 2B/SS/ OF -2 406 44 7 39 12 0.234
Mike Mayers LAA RP RP -2 71 6 2 3.91 1.27 87
Alcides Escobar WSH SS 2B/SS -2 377 41 5 39 6 0.253
Raimel Tapia TOR OF OF -2 354 41 5 38 15 0.271
Francisco Mejia TB C C -2 202 28 9 31 0 0.266
Manny Pina ATL C C -2 234 29 11 32 0 0.221
Ryan Jeffers MIN C C -3 281 31 13 41 0 0.205
Nick Gordon MIN OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 228 40 3 28 15 0.237
Brian Anderson MIA 3B 3B -3 361 41 15 44 3 0.252
Matt Bush TEX RP RP -3 48 2 3 4.71 1.34 45
Robert Stephenson COL RP RP -3 62 3 3 4.43 1.33 64
Andrew Chafin DET RP RP -3 63 4 4 3.30 1.12 61
Hector Neris HOU RP RP -3 71 6 3 3.91 1.27 87
Tanner Scott MIA RP RP -3 61 4 2 3.31 1.39 81
Victor Caratini MIL C C -3 254 28 6 31 2 0.237
Max Meyer MIA SP SP -3 26 1 0 2.78 1.04 34
Willi Castro DET 2B/SS 2B/SS/ OF -3 391 48 7 54 8 0.234
Daniel Lynch KC SP SP -3 96 4 0 4.55 1.36 87
Jose Miranda MIN 3B 3B -3 241 39 10 33 2 0.284
Martin Maldonado HOU C C -3 368 42 13 46 0 0.183
Kyle Farmer CIN SS 1B/SS/ 3B -3 312 41 9 43 3 0.251
Reese McGuire CHW C C -3 204 22 5 27 1 0.267
JT Brubaker PIT SP SP -3 142 6 0 4.39 1.31 146
Carter Kieboom WSH 3B 3B -3 386 40 14 46 1 0.217
Drew Smyly CHC SP SP -3 120 7 0 4.41 1.33 117
Jace Peterson MIL 1B/2B/ 3B/OF 1B/2B/ 3B/OF -3 276 34 5 28 11 0.251
Darin Ruf SF 1B/OF 1B/OF -3 251 33 11 37 1 0.251
Mike Minor CIN SP SP -3 144 6 0 4.40 1.24 149
Dom Nunez COL C C -3 203 26 10 30 0 0.182
Zach Thompson PIT SP SP -3 146 6 0 4.47 1.35 124
Tyler Wade LAA 2B/SS/ 3B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -3 277 41 2 14 19 0.241
Austin Gomber COL SP SP -3 147 7 0 4.34 1.34 139
Nick Martinez SD SP SP -3 134 6 0 4.36 1.32 119
Jurickson Profar SD 1B/OF 1B/2B/ OF -3 302 37 6 36 8 0.247
J.D. Davis NYM 3B 3B -3 289 31 8 37 1 0.254
Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF -3 309 43 10 49 3 0.224
Jacob Nottingham BAL C C -3 197 19 8 23 1 0.180
Lorenzo Cain MIL OF OF -3 318 46 12 51 12 0.253
Kelvin Gutierrez BAL 3B 3B -3 371 41 7 48 2 0.237
Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF -3 303 40 10 37 4 0.263
Roberto Perez PIT C C -3 381 37 16 41 1 0.173
David Peralta ARI OF OF -3 404 48 10 53 2 0.247
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF -3 337 34 14 43 5 0.217
Andrew Knizner STL C C -3 169 22 5 27 0 0.251
Adam Engel CHW OF OF -3 305 36 7 44 8 0.241
Victor Reyes DET OF OF -3 297 43 8 39 7 0.271
Stephen Piscotty OAK OF OF -3 402 48 15 54 3 0.217
Cristian Pache OAK OF OF -3 521 48 14 59 12 0.181
TJ Friedl CIN OF OF -3 282 33 8 37 5 0.271
Brennen Davis CHC OF OF -3 173 22 7 19 5 0.231
Ryan Vilade COL OF OF -3 197 26 6 29 7 0.272
Anthony Alford PIT OF OF -3 415 41 15 48 15 0.206
Steven Duggar SF OF OF -3 341 49 8 39 6 0.246
Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF -3 326 47 6 42 10 0.232
Adam Haseley CHW OF OF -3 387 41 7 44 9 0.228
Ben Gamel PIT OF OF -3 391 54 7 50 5 0.238
Jason Heyward CHC OF OF -3 351 41 8 43 5 0.223
Lars Nootbaar STL OF OF -3 298 36 10 44 1 0.253
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Jay
Jay
2 years ago

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?

Vanguard
Vanguard
2 years ago

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!

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

and how would I go about getting them…..thanks

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

Trying to find H/H points league player rankings is tough …..top 300

Madx34
Madx34
2 years ago

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!

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

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!

Billy Blanks
Billy Blanks
2 years ago

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

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

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.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
2 years ago

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!

CJ
CJ
2 years ago

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!

CJ
CJ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply! Cheers!

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
2 years ago

Hi there…Brando Lowe has no HRs? Typo!

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
2 years ago

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

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Best combo agree

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

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

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 years ago

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.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Cool. Thanks much Grey.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
2 years ago

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.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Keith Cameron
Keith Cameron
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Is there anywhere to grab your rankings that include OBP?

Sorry if you answered this above.

Keith Cameron
Keith Cameron
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sorry – those are based on your projections?

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

Keith Cameron
Keith Cameron
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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…

mike laga
mike laga
2 years ago

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?

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

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
NUX
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

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

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

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
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 years ago

pretty *neat*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 years ago

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!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

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
Harley Earl
Reply to  Harley Earl
2 years ago

EDIT:

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

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Haha! You need a lot of damn clicks!!!

Smitty
2 years ago

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

Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
2 years ago

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?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Urban Cowboy
2 years ago

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
Urban Cowboy
Reply to  Harley Earl
2 years ago

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.

Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
Reply to  Harley Earl
2 years ago

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????

erad
erad
2 years ago

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Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

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.

Phil
Phil
2 years ago

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)

PB&J
PB&J
2 years ago

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!

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
2 years ago

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
Admin
Reply to  KrazyIvan
2 years ago

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

Coolwhip
Reply to  KrazyIvan
2 years ago

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

Danny
Danny
2 years ago

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

Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Danny
2 years ago

Grisham for me

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

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.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Very on brand!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hahaha thanks!

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

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!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sound the alarms!! Ok, thanks

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

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

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

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.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Coolwhip
2 years ago

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.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
2 years ago

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.

Bterry
Bterry
2 years ago

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
Bterry
Reply to  Bterry
2 years ago

Am regretting*

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
2 years ago

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.

Gregg Buie
Gregg Buie
2 years ago

Morning Grey,
When can I expect to see your TEIRS?

RBCommenter
RBCommenter
2 years ago

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?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  RBCommenter
2 years ago

Treat side for me

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  RBCommenter
2 years ago

Turner + Chapman

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
2 years ago

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!

cmutimmah
cmutimmah
2 years ago

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?

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
2 years ago

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
Admin
Reply to  Big Ticket
2 years ago

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

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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

MattH
MattH
2 years ago

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

John
John
2 years ago

So Shohei Ohtani the hitter plus Shohei Ohtani the pitcher = what in daily moves leagues?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  John
2 years ago

Top 50 for me

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

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.

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
Reply to  John
2 years ago

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.

LOLmets
LOLmets
2 years ago

That would be amazing if JD Davis got 534 at bats hope so

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  LOLmets
2 years ago

Mets are gonna Mets though. lol