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 2021 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, Blackjack after Twenty, comes the top 500 for 2021 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 Brandon Lowe, 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, Raimel Tapia is ranked vs. Hector Neris. If you need saves, Tapia isn’t going to help you. He can be ranked 50 spots in front of Neris and it doesn’t matter. That’s why I have the 2021 fantasy baseball rankings broken down by positions. If you need a 1st baseman, where Bobby Dalbec vs. Ty France matters, but where Dalbec is ranked vs. Nate Pearson really doesn’t matter. Also, there’s no comments about players, which you really should know prior to drafting. In other words, Shane Bieber might be in the 20’s overall, but am I drafting him? Well, you’d know if you read my top 20 for 2021 fantasy baseball.  There’s also a top 100 for 2021 fantasy baseball to help you. Also, there’s Rudy’s War Room, which is downloadable, and it comes free with Razzball Subscriptions. Anyway, here’s the top 500 for 2021 fantasy baseball:

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# Name Team ESPN Y! $ AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV ERA WHIP K
Trea Turner PHI SS SS 39 606 107 22 101 30 0.293
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3B 37 549 88 33 109 22 0.269
Shohei Ohtani LAA DH DH 36 544 101 37 106 13 0.264 154 12 0 2.67 1.04 194
Julio Rodriguez SEA OF OF 35 577 104 32 81 33 0.281
Aaron Judge NYY OF OF 31 548 109 41 102 10 0.283
Yordan Alvarez HOU OF OF 31 531 93 43 112 1 0.304
Kyle Tucker HOU OF OF 30 553 91 31 105 20 0.272
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF OF 30 509 96 26 68 30 0.277
Bo Bichette TOR SS SS 30 603 107 25 86 17 0.287
Mookie Betts LAD OF 2B/OF 30 582 112 29 84 16 0.268
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 1B 29 582 96 33 107 8 0.283
Juan Soto SD OF OF 29 518 91 34 102 7 0.287
Manny Machado SD 3B 3B 29 569 94 30 106 8 0.266
Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS/3B SS/3B 28 586 91 24 77 24 0.257
Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 1B 28 591 106 25 91 10 0.309
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 1B 27 581 92 40 111 3 0.263
Austin Riley ATL 3B 3B 26 589 96 37 104 2 0.276
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B 26 572 94 34 108 5 0.286
Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 26 206 14 0 2.56 0.95 256
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS/OF SS/OF 26 461 88 34 81 19 0.286
Marcus Semien TEX 2B 2B/SS 25 637 104 31 79 22 0.246
Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 25 202 15 0 2.88 0.99 261
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 1B 25 554 94 29 105 7 0.291
Mike Trout LAA OF OF 25 423 86 36 81 1 0.279
Michael Harris II ATL OF OF 25 564 93 20 77 25 0.271
Cedric Mullins BAL OF OF 25 597 96 20 62 35 0.256
Randy Arozarena TB OF OF 24 579 83 20 89 30 0.260
Francisco Lindor NYM SS SS 24 592 101 27 104 17 0.261
Dansby Swanson CHC SS SS 24 591 78 27 84 14 0.262
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 23 194 14 0 2.77 0.98 233
Adolis Garcia TEX OF OF 23 591 81 30 96 24 0.248
Kyle Schwarber PHI OF OF 23 557 81 41 97 7 0.223
Matt Olson ATL 1B 1B 23 587 92 37 111 1 0.246
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 2B 23 579 82 27 87 14 0.254
Dylan Cease CHW SP SP 22 191 14 0 2.86 1.13 238
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 22 214 11 0 2.79 1.02 203
Shane McClanahan TB SP SP 22 168 13 0 2.74 1.01 188
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B 2B 21 557 79 26 69 19 0.251
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 3B 21 576 77 30 101 3 0.268
Emmanuel Clase CLE RP RP 21 70 6 37 2.19 0.88 75
Luis Robert CHW OF OF 20 454 71 16 68 15 0.279
Spencer Strider ATL SP SP 20 164 12 0 2.83 1.03 231
Justin Verlander NYM SP SP 20 179 17 0 2.54 0.94 196
Oneil Cruz PIT SS SS 20 541 79 30 77 18 0.246
Corbin Carroll ARI OF OF 20 527 81 21 71 27 0.271
Teoscar Hernandez SEA OF OF 20 517 76 29 83 7 0.264
Max Scherzer NYM SP SP 20 164 15 0 2.63 0.96 191
Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 20 201 16 0 2.76 0.98 227
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B 19 559 97 24 90 2 0.266
Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B SS/3B 19 537 68 25 81 12 0.269
Starling Marte NYM OF OF 18 531 91 15 64 20 0.273
Alek Manoah TOR SP SP 18 196 15 0 2.97 1.00 197
Luis Castillo SEA SP SP 18 186 14 0 2.94 1.10 203
Kevin Gausman TOR SP SP 18 188 14 0 2.94 1.09 214
Yu Darvish SD SP SP 18 191 13 0 3.21 1.02 194
Corey Seager TEX SS SS 18 587 87 30 91 2 0.268
Salvador Perez KC C C 18 564 68 31 83 1 0.257
Daulton Varsho TOR C/OF C/OF 18 521 71 22 81 13 0.242
Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 18 63 5 35 2.37 0.93 80
Felix Bautista BAL RP RP 17 67 6 30 2.29 0.95 90
Jacob deGrom TEX SP SP 17 107 10 0 2.26 0.83 167
J.T. Realmuto PHI C C 17 481 66 17 73 15 0.266
Eloy Jimenez CHW OF OF 17 455 65 28 71 0 0.291
Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 17 196 12 0 3.31 1.08 193
Julio Urias LAD SP SP 17 188 15 0 3.35 1.11 182
George Springer TOR OF OF 17 477 78 24 68 11 0.262
Max Fried ATL SP SP 17 183 15 0 2.89 1.03 171
Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 16 161 12 0 3.24 1.04 201
Framber Valdez HOU SP SP 16 202 16 0 3.03 1.17 189
Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 16 181 12 0 3.24 1.02 192
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 2B/SS 16 548 71 16 76 23 0.277
Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B 1B 16 579 86 26 94 5 0.277
Josh Hader SD RP RP 16 58 3 31 2.94 1.03 97
Ryan Helsley STL RP RP 16 65 5 30 2.64 0.92 91
Willy Adames MIL SS SS 16 574 79 32 90 7 0.242
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 2B 16 549 81 25 78 11 0.261
Tommy Edman STL 2B/SS 2B/SS 15 569 76 11 54 26 0.260
Hunter Greene CIN SP SP 15 164 10 0 3.72 1.16 209
Nestor Cortes NYY SP SP 15 171 13 0 3.41 1.05 174
Will Smith LAD C C 15 503 71 25 83 1 0.258
Christian Yelich MIL OF OF 15 571 104 17 63 16 0.257
Tyler O’Neill STL OF OF 15 531 74 31 88 17 0.246
Jose Abreu HOU 1B 1B 15 581 83 26 109 0 0.273
Jordan Walker STL 3B 3B 15 521 73 27 82 14 0.262
George Kirby SEA SP SP 15 161 12 0 3.32 1.14 166
Tim Anderson CHW SS SS 15 508 81 16 51 17 0.291
Wander Franco TB SS SS 15 580 84 22 77 14 0.291
Xander Bogaerts SD SS SS 15 549 87 17 82 7 0.292
Carlos Correa MIN SS SS 15 558 83 23 71 2 0.283
Christian Walker ARI 1B 1B 15 564 79 33 87 2 0.240
Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 1B 15 533 71 27 82 1 0.279
Byron Buxton MIN OF OF 15 331 58 25 63 8 0.233
Joe Ryan MIN SP SP 15 177 14 0 3.21 1.07 181
Jeremy Pena HOU SS SS 15 541 75 24 79 12 0.243
Amed Rosario CLE SS SS/OF 15 609 81 12 68 20 0.281
Jake McCarthy ARI OF OF 15 561 86 11 71 33 0.263
Anthony Santander BAL OF OF 15 563 77 35 92 1 0.244
Taylor Ward LAA OF OF 14 541 73 31 97 6 0.282
Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 14 158 10 0 3.31 1.05 164
Adley Rutschman BAL C C 14 491 79 18 61 5 0.271
Jordan Romano TOR RP RP 14 62 5 35 2.87 1.04 75
C.J. Cron COL 1B 1B 14 543 71 28 86 0 0.251
Alejandro Kirk TOR C C 14 479 66 16 77 0 0.282
Kyle Wright ATL SP SP 14 174 12 0 3.63 1.22 161
Kenley Jansen BOS RP RP 13 61 4 39 3.40 1.10 83
Bryan Reynolds PIT OF OF 13 555 81 24 70 6 0.272
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B 1B 13 558 74 24 88 5 0.253
Devin Williams MIL RP RP 13 59 5 26 2.46 1.03 93
Willson Contreras STL C C 13 422 74 23 68 5 0.247
Robbie Ray SEA SP SP 13 191 13 0 3.76 1.18 215
Blake Snell SD SP SP 13 127 10 0 3.79 1.24 166
Carlos Rodon NYY SP SP 13 99 8 0 3.43 1.15 124
Steven Kwan CLE OF OF 13 574 103 7 56 17 0.303
Chris Bassitt TOR SP SP 13 189 12 0 3.61 1.17 171
Hunter Renfroe LAA OF OF 12 508 63 30 79 2 0.251
Logan Webb SF SP SP 12 187 11 0 3.41 1.14 168
Clay Holmes NYY RP RP 12 65 5 30 2.81 1.05 68
Ian Happ CHC OF OF 12 581 79 19 83 9 0.256
Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 12 112 10 0 3.07 1.04 117
William Contreras MIL C C 12 446 62 23 77 1 0.247
Anthony Volpe NYY SS SS 12 506 69 15 72 20 0.254
Jordan Montgomery STL SP SP 12 184 13 0 3.56 1.11 166
Joe Musgrove SD SP SP 12 150 10 0 3.17 1.07 149
Luis Garcia HOU SP SP 11 174 12 0 3.59 1.11 178
MJ Melendez KC C/OF C/OF 11 486 74 22 66 3 0.229
Jeffrey Springs TB SP SP 11 153 10 0 3.08 1.05 166
Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B/OF 1B/OF 11 554 73 18 82 0 0.264
Eugenio Suarez SEA 3B 3B 11 538 73 32 90 0 0.227
Matt Chapman TOR 3B 3B 11 533 78 30 86 3 0.227
Kris Bryant COL OF OF 11 454 79 22 68 5 0.276
Patrick Sandoval LAA SP SP 11 161 12 0 3.34 1.27 168
Ty France SEA 1B 1B/3B 11 562 73 18 79 0 0.271
Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF OF 11 407 61 33 74 0 0.238
Oscar Gonzalez CLE OF OF 11 519 67 23 75 2 0.294
Jesus Luzardo MIA SP SP 10 142 8 0 3.21 1.06 164
Logan Gilbert SEA SP SP 10 182 9 0 3.71 1.16 177
Camilo Doval SF RP RP 10 61 3 30 3.04 1.22 72
Jose Miranda MIN 1B/3B 1B/3B 10 551 79 22 90 1 0.283
Pablo Lopez MIN SP SP 10 174 11 0 3.24 1.14 177
Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B 1B 10 533 71 36 91 1 0.251
Lance Lynn CHW SP SP 10 135 10 0 3.48 1.09 139
Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B 1B 10 481 74 29 78 7 0.226
Kodai Senga NYM SP SP 10 152 10 0 3.61 1.19 143
Thairo Estrada SF 2B/SS 2B/SS/ OF 9 574 87 16 63 23 0.262
Daniel Bard COL RP RP 9 63 2 31 3.51 1.25 70
Alec Bohm PHI 3B 1B/3B 9 591 81 18 75 6 0.286
Seth Brown OAK 1B/OF 1B/OF 9 539 69 28 81 9 0.238
David Bednar PIT RP RP 9 57 3 22 2.81 1.06 73
Miguel Vargas LAD 1B 1B 9 509 67 17 72 8 0.271
Kendall Graveman CHW RP RP 9 61 4 25 3.30 1.31 64
Nico Hoerner CHC SS SS 9 551 81 13 62 24 0.284
Luis Severino NYY SP SP 9 120 12 0 3.39 1.04 134
CJ Abrams WSH SS 2B/SS 9 573 77 6 61 31 0.274
Josh Jung TEX 3B 3B 9 538 64 24 75 4 0.242
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 3B 8 544 73 9 81 22 0.252
Brandon Lowe TB 2B 2B 8 494 67 26 74 3 0.226
Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 8 136 9 0 3.88 1.12 142
Ryan McMahon COL 3B 2B/3B 8 483 63 20 67 6 0.252
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP SP 8 157 10 0 3.64 1.13 145
Brandon Nimmo NYM OF OF 8 584 107 17 66 5 0.276
Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 8 171 12 0 3.82 1.31 182
Masataka Yoshida BOS OF OF 8 547 81 16 66 4 0.284
Dustin May LAD SP SP 8 95 7 0 2.64 1.07 102
Alex Verdugo BOS OF OF 8 589 86 13 59 3 0.284
Josh Rojas ARI 2B/3B 2B/3B 8 421 61 9 51 18 0.261
Max Muncy LAD 2B/3B 2B/3B 7 441 62 26 71 2 0.219
Jonathan India CIN 2B 2B 7 510 83 20 65 9 0.256
Josh Bell CLE 1B 1B 7 563 71 19 83 0 0.261
Brandon Drury LAA 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B 7 509 61 21 67 3 0.258
Joey Meneses WSH 1B/OF 1B/OF 7 576 68 20 74 2 0.261
Javier Baez DET SS SS 7 564 70 19 68 10 0.234
Adalberto Mondesi BOS SS SS 7 352 49 7 44 27 0.253
Alex Lange DET RP RP 7 61 5 24 3.05 1.28 80
Riley Greene DET OF OF 7 559 74 15 83 7 0.272
Cody Bellinger CHC OF OF 7 481 66 21 73 15 0.228
Mitch Haniger SF OF OF 7 482 61 23 72 1 0.241
Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 7 167 12 0 3.76 1.17 192
Nick Castellanos PHI OF OF 7 538 64 15 71 3 0.259
Nick Lodolo CIN SP SP 6 129 8 0 3.51 1.20 158
Brady Singer KC SP SP 6 184 10 0 3.53 1.08 186
Luis Arraez MIA 1B/2B 1B/2B 6 557 93 7 53 5 0.312
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/OF 2B/OF 6 557 89 10 57 3 0.306
Ramon Laureano OAK OF OF 6 477 56 14 59 15 0.231
Jon Gray TEX SP SP 6 151 11 0 3.77 1.21 154
Seiya Suzuki CHC OF OF 6 407 67 19 48 8 0.257
Harrison Bader NYY OF OF 6 441 53 13 51 17 0.256
Paul Sewald SEA RP RP 6 65 6 18 2.84 0.87 77
Lane Thomas WSH OF OF 5 505 77 19 49 10 0.237
Sonny Gray MIN SP SP 5 153 10 0 3.64 1.17 150
Lars Nootbaar STL OF OF 5 464 76 20 54 7 0.254
Jake Cronenworth SD 1B/2B 1B/2B/SS 5 571 79 18 78 5 0.247
Drew Rasmussen TB SP SP 5 154 10 0 3.33 1.06 138
Triston Casas BOS 1B 1B 5 471 57 19 66 1 0.243
Chris Sale BOS SP SP 5 84 5 0 3.26 1.02 98
Josh Naylor CLE 1B 1B/OF 5 434 56 18 64 2 0.259
Wil Myers CIN 1B/OF 1B/OF 5 403 49 18 53 5 0.246
Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 5 130 7 0 3.57 1.23 119
Justin Turner BOS 3B 3B 5 481 69 15 79 0 0.274
Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP 5 192 12 0 3.61 1.15 163
Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP SP 5 106 8 0 3.37 1.07 127
Eduardo Escobar NYM 3B 3B 5 481 61 23 72 1 0.234
Miles Mikolas STL SP SP 5 187 13 0 3.66 1.09 141
David Robertson NYM RP RP 4 64 5 24 3.06 1.19 84
Raisel Iglesias ATL RP RP 4 49 4 24 2.93 1.00 57
Seranthony Dominguez PHI RP RP 4 60 4 12 3.18 1.12 73
Andrew Heaney TEX SP SP 4 124 8 0 3.88 1.26 144
Jose Leclerc TEX RP RP 4 56 2 15 3.70 1.21 68
Brendan Donovan STL 2B/3B/ OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF 4 470 69 8 51 7 0.286
Tyler Stephenson CIN C C 4 443 61 16 67 1 0.284
Evan Phillips LAD RP RP 4 57 6 14 2.79 0.96 73
Gabriel Moreno ARI C C 4 421 57 18 59 6 0.277
A.J. Minter ATL RP RP 4 66 7 10 2.71 0.95 89
Ross Stripling SF SP SP 4 148 8 0 3.77 1.07 131
Alexis Diaz CIN RP RP 4 61 3 17 3.52 1.25 81
Zach Eflin TB SP SP 4 138 8 0 3.71 1.14 118
Pete Fairbanks TB RP RP 4 51 2 10 2.24 0.89 73
Sean Murphy ATL C C 4 502 66 20 73 1 0.244
Noah Syndergaard LAD SP SP 4 142 10 0 3.82 1.22 128
Jose Urquidy HOU SP SP 4 171 12 0 3.81 1.12 139
Cal Raleigh SEA C C 3 412 53 20 60 1 0.219
Alex Cobb SF SP SP 3 155 11 0 3.56 1.28 157
Eric Lauer MIL SP SP 3 174 11 0 3.85 1.24 177
Carlos Estevez LAA RP RP 3 59 3 18 3.77 1.30 57
David Peterson NYM SP SP 3 121 9 0 3.71 1.31 142
Martin Perez TEX SP SP 3 190 13 0 3.84 1.29 167
Kyle Finnegan WSH RP RP 3 64 5 15 3.41 1.12 66
Jason Adam TB RP RP 3 56 4 10 3.10 1.02 64
Cal Quantrill CLE SP SP 3 184 10 0 3.48 1.19 144
Scott Barlow KC RP RP 3 72 5 20 3.21 1.03 76
Bryson Stott PHI 2B/SS 2B/SS 3 493 64 15 70 14 0.276
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B 3 393 66 18 42 10 0.289
Marcus Stroman CHC SP SP 3 181 10 0 3.43 1.14 156
Oscar Colas CHW OF OF 2 476 64 21 81 12 0.231
J.D. Martinez LAD DH DH 2 502 68 18 81 0 0.268
Nathan Eovaldi TEX SP SP 2 166 11 0 3.71 1.21 159
Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP 2 149 13 0 3.52 1.30 153
Ezequiel Tovar COL SS SS 2 402 51 11 41 14 0.264
Kevin Ginkel ARI RP RP 2 51 2 12 3.79 1.34 55
Jhoan Duran MIN RP RP 2 71 7 12 2.51 1.02 90
Luis Urias MIL 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B 2 502 68 20 74 3 0.241
Trevor May OAK RP RP 2 61 1 15 4.09 1.36 79
Jean Segura MIA 2B 2B 2 531 82 12 54 15 0.279
Jarred Kelenic SEA OF OF 2 391 54 16 61 10 0.197
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 2B 2 509 68 13 59 5 0.258
Triston McKenzie CLE SP SP 2 111 7 0 3.28 1.02 113
Edward Cabrera MIA SP SP 2 132 8 0 3.34 1.18 147
Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 2 82 6 0 2.71 0.96 114
Andres Munoz SEA RP RP 1 61 3 8 2.51 0.93 89
Justin Steele CHC SP SP 1 148 9 0 3.46 1.29 154
Bryan De La Cruz MIA OF OF 1 477 63 16 66 5 0.271
Hunter Brown HOU SP SP 1 118 8 0 3.41 1.12 118
Bryce Harper PHI DH OF 1 273 47 16 54 7 0.277
Joc Pederson SF OF OF 1 412 58 24 68 4 0.249
Michael Conforto SF OF OF 1 408 51 17 59 0 0.254
Juan Yepez STL OF 1B/OF 1 364 49 16 56 0 0.262
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ARI OF OF 1 477 62 10 68 5 0.281
Jose Alvarado PHI RP RP 1 53 5 6 2.97 1.25 78
Jorge Lopez MIN RP RP 1 70 4 7 3.41 1.25 71
Keibert Ruiz WSH C C 1 404 54 14 59 3 0.261
Roansy Contreras PIT SP SP 1 131 7 0 3.61 1.24 139
Michael Kopech CHW SP SP 1 129 10 0 3.89 1.23 133
Whit Merrifield TOR 2B/OF 2B/OF 1 461 51 9 57 15 0.254
Trevor Rogers MIA SP SP 1 135 8 0 3.72 1.31 138
Aaron Bummer CHW RP RP 1 51 4 7 2.51 1.31 63
Reid Detmers LAA SP SP 1 142 9 0 3.89 1.26 143
Tyler Mahle MIN SP SP 1 117 8 0 3.81 1.24 124
Garrett Whitlock BOS SP SP 0 103 8 0 3.24 1.06 113
Bailey Ober MIN SP SP 0 109 7 0 3.47 1.12 98
Kolten Wong SEA 2B 2B 0 441 58 12 51 16 0.264
Trey Mancini CHC 1B/OF 1B/OF 0 471 57 20 66 1 0.241
Josiah Gray WSH SP SP 0 158 8 0 3.91 1.33 164
Andrew Benintendi CHW OF OF 0 538 86 14 56 9 0.283
Domingo German NYY SP SP 0 127 10 0 4.07 1.13 111
Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF 0 518 69 17 81 4 0.265
Jorge Soler MIA OF OF 0 481 62 24 74 0 0.221
Mike Yastrzemski SF OF OF 0 504 69 20 62 6 0.226
Jesse Winker MIL OF OF 0 431 67 17 66 1 0.266
Dylan Carlson STL OF OF 0 461 63 12 57 8 0.261
Michael Fulmer CHC RP RP 0 65 3 11 3.76 1.32 59
Yandy Diaz TB 3B 1B/3B 0 459 52 10 58 0 0.285
Edward Olivares KC OF OF -1 476 63 19 76 16 0.272
Taylor Rogers SF RP RP -1 65 5 5 3.71 1.12 82
Brandon Marsh PHI OF OF -1 387 53 13 48 14 0.240
Erik Swanson TOR RP RP -1 60 6 5 2.31 0.95 78
Giovanny Gallegos STL RP RP -1 63 6 6 3.46 1.07 74
Chris Martin BOS RP RP -1 61 6 6 2.89 1.02 77
Garrett Mitchell MIL OF OF -1 371 49 12 45 18 0.226
Matt Barnes MIA RP RP -1 53 3 12 3.81 1.38 66
Jose Siri TB OF OF -1 412 59 14 51 14 0.226
Rafael Montero HOU RP RP -1 64 5 6 3.31 1.10 70
Ryan Tepera LAA RP RP -1 61 5 8 3.93 1.14 58
Trent Grisham SD OF OF -1 473 62 18 57 10 0.209
Manuel Margot TB OF OF -1 456 51 10 55 12 0.267
Nolan Gorman STL 2B 2B -1 364 48 20 57 4 0.233
Jonah Heim TEX C C -1 417 56 18 62 2 0.216
Tyler Anderson LAA SP SP -1 172 8 0 4.09 1.19 134
James Karinchak CLE RP RP -1 52 4 5 2.34 1.12 75
Hunter Harvey WSH RP RP -1 57 3 5 2.77 1.11 66
Trevor Stephan CLE RP RP -1 61 6 3 2.67 1.08 80
Austin Hays BAL OF OF -2 502 62 15 66 3 0.254
Jameson Taillon CHC SP SP -2 181 8 0 4.17 1.16 155
Kerry Carpenter DET OF OF -2 429 51 22 58 2 0.261
Taijuan Walker PHI SP SP -2 163 11 0 3.98 1.18 141
Adam Ottavino NYM RP RP -2 62 7 6 2.66 1.02 74
Leody Taveras TEX OF OF -2 447 54 8 49 16 0.264
Gregory Soto PHI RP RP -2 62 3 9 3.79 1.36 64
Robert Suarez SD RP RP -2 51 4 4 2.77 1.08 64
Joe Barlow TEX RP RP -2 50 3 6 3.77 1.23 45
Brusdar Graterol LAD RP RP -2 52 3 8 3.01 1.05 54
Matt Bush MIL RP RP -2 61 3 4 3.59 1.06 76
Rodolfo Castro PIT 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -2 506 54 22 62 10 0.224
Elias Diaz COL C C -2 378 36 16 48 0 0.237
Oswaldo Cabrera NYY OF SS/OF -2 375 47 11 44 8 0.257
Marcell Ozuna ATL OF OF -2 415 51 20 56 3 0.218
Steven Matz STL SP SP -2 123 7 0 4.11 1.28 121
Jared Walsh LAA 1B 1B -2 418 49 14 52 2 0.237
Mark Canha NYM OF OF -2 447 64 14 56 3 0.253
Brett Baty NYM 3B 3B -2 331 46 16 53 1 0.261
Dylan Coleman KC RP RP -2 66 5 4 3.80 1.33 72
Luis Garcia WSH 2B/SS 2B/SS -2 459 54 12 51 6 0.271
A.J. Puk MIA RP RP -2 63 2 5 3.33 1.12 74
Gio Urshela LAA 3B 3B -2 327 44 10 42 1 0.271
Craig Kimbrel PHI RP RP -2 55 5 7 4.12 1.34 66
Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP -2 140 8 0 4.03 1.24 138
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP -3 77 7 0 3.43 1.21 83
Brad Boxberger CHC RP RP -3 63 4 8 3.44 1.31 69
Aroldis Chapman KC RP RP -3 42 2 6 3.81 1.32 59
Yoan Moncada CHW 3B 3B -3 437 61 15 58 3 0.229
Eric Haase DET C C/OF -3 338 46 15 54 0 0.233
Dylan Floro MIA RP RP -3 57 3 8 4.03 1.14 52
Andrew Chafin ARI RP RP -3 56 3 6 3.04 1.12 63
Luis Rengifo LAA 2B/3B 2B/SS/ 3B -3 421 54 15 43 7 0.252
Mark Melancon ARI RP RP -3 58 2 5 4.41 1.41 37
Nick Gordon MIN 2B/OF 2B/SS/ OF -3 414 51 7 45 10 0.266
Brandon Hughes CHC RP RP -3 62 2 7 3.81 1.14 69
Diego Castillo SEA RP RP -3 57 5 6 3.02 1.11 55
Chris Taylor LAD 2B/OF 2B/OF -3 392 48 13 51 12 0.225
Wilmer Flores SF 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -3 412 61 15 64 1 0.234
Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B -3 441 52 15 58 1 0.220
Adam Wainwright STL SP SP -3 143 10 0 3.94 1.26 108
Tanner Scott MIA RP RP -3 60 4 4 3.81 1.44 88
Daniel Hudson LAD RP RP -3 46 4 5 3.25 1.06 66
Christian Vazquez MIN C C/1B -3 376 43 8 50 4 0.269
Jonathan Loaisiga NYY RP RP -3 67 6 3 3.41 1.17 63
Matt Mervis CHC 1B 1B -3 381 38 15 42 1 0.254
Darick Hall PHI DH DH -3 402 56 18 64 1 0.223
Luis Garcia SD RP RP -3 60 5 3 3.23 1.17 66
Alex Kirilloff MIN OF 1B/OF -3 373 47 16 52 3 0.261
Isaac Paredes TB 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -3 309 41 18 46 0 0.241
Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 1B -3 486 64 22 63 1 0.217
Spencer Steer CIN 3B 1B/3B -4 466 56 19 61 2 0.223
Jorge Polanco MIN 2B 2B -4 449 58 17 56 4 0.242
Mychal Givens BAL RP RP -4 64 4 6 3.41 1.34 74
Jonathan Hernandez TEX RP RP -4 51 3 5 3.18 1.36 47
DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/ 3B 1B/2B/ 3B -4 361 51 8 41 3 0.268
Harold Ramirez TB 1B/OF 1B/OF -4 409 53 8 58 4 0.276
Jalen Beeks TB RP RP -4 63 4 4 2.62 1.14 71
Drey Jameson ARI SP SP -4 124 6 0 4.14 1.29 112
Danny Jansen TOR C C -4 304 43 15 48 1 0.243
Enrique Hernandez BOS OF 2B/OF -4 427 63 14 52 2 0.219
Mike Clevinger CHW SP SP -4 154 10 0 4.02 1.17 139
Isiah Kiner-Falefa NYY SS SS -4 304 47 3 31 15 0.272
Jurickson Profar FA OF OF -4 341 46 7 34 4 0.233
Jorge Mateo BAL SS SS -4 324 37 7 31 21 0.222
Michael A. Taylor MIN OF OF -4 420 54 10 51 8 0.248
Randal Grichuk COL OF OF -4 441 58 19 71 3 0.262
Avisail Garcia MIA OF OF -4 454 51 16 55 4 0.229
Elvis Andrus CHW SS SS -4 414 54 8 47 13 0.257
Adam Duvall BOS OF OF -4 414 49 18 59 1 0.217
Max Kepler MIN OF OF -4 404 56 19 59 5 0.235
Brayan Bello BOS SP SP -4 104 6 0 3.71 1.35 121
Ramon Urias BAL 2B/3B 2B/3B -4 461 56 15 61 2 0.257
Michael Brantley HOU OF OF -4 371 63 7 51 1 0.280
DL Hall BAL SP SP -4 61 4 0 3.19 1.32 84
Austin Meadows DET OF OF -4 403 51 15 56 4 0.241
Eury Perez MIA SP SP -4 53 3 0 3.79 1.12 68
David Peralta LAD OF OF -4 464 53 15 61 2 0.254
Braxton Garrett MIA SP SP -4 97 5 0 3.94 1.28 103
Ezequiel Duran TEX 3B 2B/3B -4 308 41 11 39 8 0.242
Vaughn Grissom ATL 2B 2B -4 317 37 7 32 14 0.286
Trevor Story BOS 2B 2B -5 284 32 11 35 7 0.244
TJ Friedl CIN OF OF -5 405 61 12 41 15 0.246
MacKenzie Gore WSH SP SP -5 109 5 0 4.21 1.36 117
Esteury Ruiz OAK OF OF -5 407 51 3 39 32 0.219
Jake Fraley CIN OF OF -5 347 41 17 54 7 0.241
Ha-Seong Kim SD SS/3B SS/3B -5 371 42 8 41 7 0.253
Kyle Stowers BAL OF OF -5 338 43 17 48 2 0.244
Trayce Thompson LAD OF OF -5 329 48 17 47 5 0.219
Jared Shuster ATL SP SP -5 90 7 0 4.28 1.34 72
Myles Straw CLE OF OF -5 539 75 1 35 26 0.238
Drew Waters KC OF OF -5 388 53 12 51 10 0.218
Jack Suwinski PIT OF OF -5 377 49 22 56 4 0.206
Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF -5 421 57 15 51 6 0.216
Ryne Nelson ARI SP SP -5 133 8 0 4.23 1.34 114
Shea Langeliers OAK C C -5 394 46 17 54 1 0.224
Jon Berti MIA 2B/3B 2B/3B/ OF -5 289 36 2 28 21 0.243
Tommy Pham NYM OF OF -5 389 41 14 48 9 0.233
Eddie Rosario ATL OF OF -5 344 46 14 52 5 0.228
Joey Gallo MIN OF OF -5 384 54 23 58 4 0.179
Kevin Kiermaier TOR OF OF -5 374 43 9 46 8 0.224
Victor Robles WSH OF OF -5 332 37 7 40 15 0.221
Chas McCormick HOU OF OF -5 397 51 14 53 5 0.252
Nick Senzel CIN OF OF -5 381 43 7 41 10 0.238
Tyrone Taylor MIL OF OF -5 297 33 15 36 3 0.241
AJ Pollock SEA OF OF -5 371 41 14 48 4 0.242
Vidal Brujan TB 2B/OF 2B/OF -5 264 29 5 26 14 0.248
Josh Donaldson NYY 3B 3B -5 387 49 13 54 2 0.216
Bryan Abreu HOU RP RP -5 63 6 3 2.82 1.15 90
Jeimer Candelario WSH 3B 3B -5 477 52 15 56 0 0.220
Garrett Cleavinger TB RP RP -5 48 2 1 2.27 0.96 72
Jimmy Herget LAA RP RP -5 70 4 4 3.51 1.02 67
John Schreiber BOS RP RP -5 62 4 3 2.59 1.06 71
Jose Trevino NYY C C -5 364 41 12 44 3 0.256
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 3B -5 303 41 12 45 1 0.233
Joey Bart SF C C -5 358 38 12 41 2 0.219
Eduardo Rodriguez DET SP SP -5 158 7 0 3.94 1.31 144
Ranger Suarez PHI SP SP -5 161 9 0 4.03 1.31 146
Garrett Cooper MIA 1B 1B -5 424 41 10 54 0 0.254
Hunter Dozier KC 1B/3B/ OF 1B/3B/ OF -5 481 56 15 63 5 0.232
Evan Longoria ARI 3B 3B -6 306 38 13 41 1 0.236
Kyle Gibson BAL SP SP -6 162 7 0 4.17 1.31 134
Carl Edwards Jr. WSH RP RP -6 65 5 4 3.91 1.26 60
Nick Fortes MIA C C -6 276 44 11 41 4 0.243
Matt Carpenter SD DH OF -6 367 51 16 56 1 0.251
Lucas Sims CIN RP RP -6 51 4 5 4.37 1.34 66
Alex Vesia LAD RP RP -6 55 5 3 2.47 1.09 77
Sean Manaea SF SP SP -6 172 9 0 4.19 1.26 169
Alex Wood SF SP SP -6 103 6 0 4.26 1.31 108
Francisco Alvarez NYM C C -6 324 34 15 44 0 0.246
Corey Kluber BOS SP SP -6 152 8 0 4.31 1.31 127
Jose Berrios TOR SP SP -6 174 10 0 4.36 1.31 156
Johnny Cueto MIA SP SP -6 166 8 0 3.91 1.25 112
Kyle Bradish BAL SP SP -6 141 7 0 4.31 1.36 144
Joe Jimenez ATL RP RP -6 61 4 5 2.81 1.06 83
Clarke Schmidt NYY SP SP -6 98 7 0 4.18 1.25 103
Eric Hosmer CHC 1B 1B -6 303 39 10 41 3 0.273
Michael King NYY RP RP -6 54 5 3 3.12 1.12 64
Aaron Civale CLE SP SP -6 144 8 0 4.27 1.20 138
Endy Rodriguez PIT C C -6 311 38 14 40 1 0.271
Ji-Man Choi PIT 1B 1B -6 412 51 14 62 0 0.231
Joe Mantiply ARI RP RP -6 62 3 5 3.09 1.06 65
Miguel Castro ARI RP RP -6 66 5 3 4.31 1.39 71
Bo Naylor CLE C C -6 271 26 8 33 3 0.217
Tanner Houck BOS SP SP -6 74 6 2 3.38 1.13 76
Rowan Wick CHC RP RP -6 61 4 2 4.14 1.46 69
Logan O’Hoppe LAA C C -6 244 27 8 26 2 0.251
Jonathan Aranda TB 2B 2B -6 365 48 12 52 4 0.271
Aledmys Diaz OAK 2B/OF 1B/2B/ SS/3B/OF -6 486 57 14 63 2 0.248
Christian Bethancourt TB C/1B C/1B -6 371 37 8 43 1 0.267
Mitch Keller PIT SP SP -6 165 6 0 4.14 1.36 149
Ryan Jeffers MIN C C -6 314 41 13 44 0 0.211
Oswald Peraza NYY SS SS -6 226 34 7 37 10 0.272
Jace Peterson OAK 3B 3B/OF -6 429 51 11 54 14 0.228
Brice Turang MIL SS SS -6 331 31 6 35 12 0.239
Royce Lewis MIN SS SS -6 281 31 9 33 7 0.279
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C C -6 258 31 10 36 0 0.253
J.D. Davis SF 3B 1B/3B -6 393 51 15 55 2 0.258
Jose Suarez LAA SP SP -6 138 7 0 4.08 1.28 129
Omar Narvaez NYM C C -6 347 34 8 43 0 0.231
Jesus Aguilar OAK 1B 1B -6 383 44 15 51 1 0.229
Gavin Sheets CHW OF 1B/OF -6 361 42 13 47 0 0.251
Ian Anderson ATL SP SP -6 82 4 0 3.71 1.31 71
Elly De La Cruz CIN SS SS -6 132 15 4 16 7 0.234
Christopher Morel CHC 2B/OF 2B/SS/ 3B/OF -6 255 31 8 37 6 0.224
Cole Irvin BAL SP SP -6 179 8 0 4.28 1.18 129
Dylan Moore SEA SS/OF 2B/SS/ OF -6 297 43 5 31 23 0.219
J.P. Crawford SEA SS SS -6 564 54 8 44 5 0.253
Brandon Crawford SF SS SS -6 421 51 12 56 1 0.236
German Marquez COL SP SP -6 184 8 0 4.41 1.34 161
Max Stassi LAA C C -6 293 26 8 29 0 0.208
Anthony DeSclafani SF SP SP -6 105 6 0 4.12 1.11 94
Jonathan Schoop DET 2B 2B -6 467 54 15 59 3 0.231
Michael Wacha SD SP SP -6 126 9 0 4.12 1.27 110
Brandon Belt TOR 1B 1B -6 306 38 12 39 1 0.218
Cody Morris CLE SP SP -6 72 6 0 3.55 1.33 84
Yasmani Grandal CHW C C -7 346 44 14 48 0 0.207
Tony Kemp OAK 2B/OF 2B/OF -7 452 54 6 40 12 0.241
Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B 1B/3B/ OF -7 272 38 16 33 3 0.198
Mike Soroka ATL SP SP -7 81 3 0 4.21 1.34 61
Austin Nola SD C C -7 303 37 4 39 1 0.267
Nick Pratto KC 1B 1B/OF -7 271 34 14 39 3 0.202
Joey Wendle MIA 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -7 316 43 8 38 10 0.267
Bryce Elder ATL SP SP -7 65 5 0 3.91 1.36 58
James Paxton BOS SP SP -7 43 3 0 4.38 1.37 49
Adam Frazier BAL 2B/OF 2B/OF -7 432 43 5 39 10 0.261
Nicky Lopez KC 2B/SS/ 3B 2B/SS/ 3B -7 447 54 1 23 15 0.262
Dean Kremer BAL SP SP -7 167 9 0 4.06 1.31 123
Jacob Stallings MIA C C -7 356 33 6 37 0 0.247
Sixto Sanchez MIA SP SP -7 41 3 0 3.68 1.13 38
Luis Campusano SD C C -7 291 26 8 33 0 0.254
Shintaro Fujinami OAK SP SP -7 124 4 0 4.58 1.39 87
Carlos Santana PIT 1B 1B -7 422 53 15 58 0 0.212
Bubba Thompson TEX OF OF -7 256 32 6 28 17 0.213
Akil Baddoo DET OF OF -7 376 46 7 39 14 0.218
Alek Thomas ARI OF OF -7 276 31 6 29 7 0.274
Sal Frelick MIL OF OF -7 179 22 4 18 8 0.287
Jesus Sanchez MIA OF OF -7 312 41 16 44 2 0.216
Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP -7 174 11 0 4.21 1.31 102
Mike Zunino CLE C C -7 312 30 15 39 0 0.187
Cal Mitchell PIT OF OF -7 336 32 10 36 5 0.251
Jose Azocar SD OF OF -7 263 28 3 31 12 0.232
Alex Call WSH OF OF -7 321 37 12 33 7 0.241
Graham Ashcraft CIN SP SP -7 139 8 0 4.37 1.39 106
Francisco Mejia TB C C -7 273 33 7 36 0 0.254
Nelson Cruz SD DH DH -7 283 26 12 31 0 0.234
Jo Adell LAA OF OF -7 271 25 12 31 3 0.219
Yonathan Daza COL OF OF -7 417 62 3 36 0 0.293
Josh Lowe TB OF OF -7 217 28 7 23 7 0.246
Miguel Rojas LAD SS SS -7 487 43 7 46 7 0.251
Sam Huff TEX C C -7 227 27 12 34 0 0.206
Reese McGuire BOS C C -7 301 37 6 35 2 0.262
Zach Plesac CLE SP SP -7 141 7 0 4.38 1.29 107
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Rakeman
Rakeman
2 years ago

Greatstuff as always. Looking for some feedback on my team as I am relatively new at this.
15 team 5×5 Draft and Hold, 5th pick. Probably should have drafted more hitters, but I had at least 3 at each hitting position.

Rd
19 5 275 C Danny Jansen
31 5 455 C Jacob Stallings
34 11 506 C Jose Trevino
44 11 656 C Austin Hedges
5 5 65 1B Matt Olson
9 5 125 2B Dylan Moore
3 5 35 SS Adalberto Mondesi
2 11 26 3B Rafael Devers
14 11 206 CI Jared Walsh
13 5 185 MI Nick Solak
1 5 5 OF Mike Trout
7 5 95 OF Nick Castellanos
10 11 146 OF Alex Verdugo
11 5 155 OF Anthony Santander
15 5 215 OF Hunter Dozier
18 11 266 UT Scott Kingery
22 11 326 2B Joey Wendle
23 5 335 1B Jesus Aguilar
24 11 356 OF Josh Naylor
26 11 386 OF Franchy Cordero
28 11 416 SS Jose Iglesias
29 5 425 OF Tyler O’Neill
40 11 596 OF Brandon Marsh
4 11 56 P Sonny Gray
6 11 86 P Aroldis Chapman
8 11 116 P Kevin Gausman
12 11 176 P Chris Bassitt
16 11 236 P Ryan Yarbrough
17 5 245 P Nathan Eovaldi
20 11 296 P Greg Holland
21 5 305 P Jake Odorizzi
25 5 365 P Lucas Sims
27 5 395 P Adbert Alzolay
30 11 446 P Tanner Rainey
32 11 476 P Blake Treinen
33 5 485 P Kohei Arihara
35 5 515 P Dean Kremer
36 11 536 P Scott Barlow
37 5 545 P Kyle Wright
38 11 566 P Rowan Wick
39 5 575 P Jaime Barria
41 5 605 P Thomas Hatch
42 11 626 P Kyle Cody
43 5 635 P Joely Rodriguez
45 5 665 P Tanner Roark
46 11 686 P Jose Cisnero
47 5 695 P Connor Brogdon
48 11 716 P Phil Maton
49 5 725 P Pierce Johnson
50 11 746 P Cody Ponce

Rakeman
Rakeman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. I know I messed up the Greg Holland pick. Since I snagged Chapman early in the draft, when should I pick the next closer, and how many do you need in a 15 team league?

Zach
Zach
2 years ago

Hey Grey, looking for some advice on a trade that was proposed to me in my 10 team, head-to-head points dynasty league: Betts for Buehler and Flaherty.

I’m just about finished with my rebuild and should be pretty competitive for the next few seasons, however my pitching staff is lacking in top-end talent (Berrios, Wheeler, McCullers, Lamet, Corbin, Pearson). I feel that my outfield depth is solid (Soto, Betts, Eloy, Castellanos, Robles, with Kiriloff & Julio Rodriguez on my minor roster), as is my infield depth (Tatis Jr, Vlad Jr, Rendon, Gleyber, Baez, Bohm, Voit, with Wander on my minor roster).

I love the idea of adding two potential aces to my roster, but obviously recognize the risk of trading away possibly the top points league position player. It has always been my plan to build up a strong position group to use as trade bait for starting pitching once I was ready to compete, but I’m having a hard time evaluating the risk/reward of this offer. The risk is really what’s keeping me up at night thinking about this trade, would love to hear your thoughts.

Josh Burroughs
Josh Burroughs
2 years ago

Dynasty Lg: would you rather have Ozuna or Bregman?

Should I trade B Dalbec for N Gorman?

Thanks

Mike L
Mike L
Reply to  Josh Burroughs
2 years ago

I think you keep Bregman(age) and unless you’re building probably hold Dalbec. Gorman probably won’t be up until 2022.

Josh Burroughs
Josh Burroughs
Reply to  Mike L
2 years ago

I’d be getting Bregman…. His age was a factor that had me leaning his way.

I can hold Gorman in a minor spot… just thought Dalbec May have sleeper potential in the Red Sox line up.

Mr Baseball
2 years ago

offered LANCE LYNN FOR SONNY GREY – KEEPER LEAGUE

Mike L
Mike L
2 years ago

That’s a bold ranking for Kyle Lewis and Walsh. Not much love for Madrigal or Vaughn. I always appreciate your insight and rankings. I’m holding onto hope my young Sox stars do better than your projection.

Tbone
Tbone
2 years ago

Head to head, 5×5, Dynasty

Offered Acuna, Bummer, LeClerq for Bieber, Castillo, Snell, and Laureano

I’m leaning no. But its Acuna. What do you think?

I still have Carrasco, Lopez, and Kershaw to build around.

Mike L
Mike L
Reply to  Tbone
2 years ago

I’ve had a deal like that before that backfired in my face. Yes, the best player is by far Acuna but all that pitching is hard to replace. It’s basically the #1 pick for the #15, #40, #45 on avg. If you’re in a 5×5 where pitching is just as important (like my league) you really can’t afford to lose all those guys.

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Mike L
2 years ago

I agree with Mike, but another aspect of that is age. You do the deal and you’re left with two pitchers in Carrasco who are older, have injury history, and Kershaw just said in an interview this week he doesn’t know if he will be playing after 2021. I’d counter with Bieber, carrasco and Kershaw for Acuña, but I wouldn’t do it as offered.

Mr Baseball
2 years ago

Keeper Dynasty League

Pete Alonso- 1B and Jeff McNeil sent packing via trade

and what I got in return man
Matt Olson Oak – and Sonny Gray Cin – SP

hope you like this trade and I was weak on pitching

Doug
Doug
2 years ago

How is Yuli Gurriel projected to hit .217?

CO Jason
CO Jason
2 years ago

10 team H2H trade offer. Which side do you like?

A. Abreu, Bregman, Luis Castillo, Nolan Jones, draft pick
B. Rizzo, Darvish, Paddack, Tristan McKenzie, Torkelson

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

The Cobler to the Twins

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

A handful of good starts, before he gets hurt

Mr Baseball
2 years ago

pressly or yates at closer – keep one

Mr Baseball
2 years ago

MR BASEBALL SORRY

Me Baseball
Me Baseball
2 years ago

how safe do you think Matt Olsen numbers are that he will produce – I would be trading Pete Alonso and I will be getting another piece here Solid Pitcher top 20 through top 30 – as long as you thing Olson is the real deal I am cool with trading Pete –

keeper dynasty league

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
2 years ago

Just got the email that T Mobile is offering free MLB.tv again this season.

It’s a pretty nice perk they’ve been offering the last few seasons.

packers2018
packers2018
2 years ago

Grey, you’re up.

dubjay
dubjay
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
Coming up to pick in a slow draft 12 team H2H keeper(keep10). Will be pick 130
Starting with holes at C, 1B, Util and RP
My team
ACUNA, TROUT, SOTO, ALBIES, BREGMAN, ARENADO, TUCKER
BIEBER, CASTILLO, SNELL
Guys im looking at
D.SWANSON
M.CHAPMAN
IGLESIAS
KARINCHAK
VALDEZ
BUNDY
No real good 1B left. Just guys like Hosmer, myers, D.Smith, Moustakas. Not sure if they are worth a pick here.
Who do you think you would take here?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hmm. Hard for me to wrap my head around Myers being actually good again. I just see all of these guys still out there like the aforementioned Hosmer, Hoskins, Sano, Moustakas and dont see a lot differentiating them. Little more average with some, power with others.
On a sidenote, please tell me that youve watched the Patriot. A friend turned me onto this show and I cant get over how good it is. Havent laughed this hard in a long time. Cant for the life of me understand why it would be cancelled after only two seasons.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Apparently all of the Europe scenes were filmed in Prague. Either way, you should want to go there if you havent been. Beautiful city. Also heard that there is a petition out there to bring it back. Found it

https://www.change.org/p/jeff-bezos-bring-amazon-s-patriot-back-for-more-seasons?signed=true

Highly doubt that this will actually do something but worth a try.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Totally agree. I would buy that album.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
2 years ago

I am stoked for the 2020 season, Albright! I had this weird dream where there was practically no 2020 season and I worked 12 days a week, 47 hours a day and I think I was some sort of surgeon in the dream.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

My kids talked me into doing a team this year. I didn’t follow the season last year at all. We opened a second grocery store in April and well…the whole thing is a gauzy blur. I read all your rankings this weekend. Man , you are a machine. Between the write ups and the comment responses, is there anybody in the world who has published more words than you in the last 10 years?

On a different topic, I got a television this year. So I was watching The Love Boat the other day on something called Pluto TV. As a sidebar, watching TV changed A LOT since I last had one. Anyhoo, I was watching Love Boat and Donny Most was on and if I closed my eyes I could swear it was your voice. Big Ralph Malph energy, Albright.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
2 years ago

Also, I was watching Bob’s Burgers and when they made Gene into mini Bob, I definitely could squint my way to your Dickie Thon avatar.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

The Love Boat is an evergreen. You gonna give me Joe Namath and Phil Harris in one episode? Spelling you magnificent bastard.

I have no idea how to approach this season. When the kids and I played in 2019, we had the worst pitching I think I’ve ever had on any team I drafted. Innings were so hard to come by. The waiver wire was a wasteland.

I see you standing firm on no early pitching. There is a big assumption in there that all pitchers are going to see reduced innings across the board. The NFBC ADP data seems to suggest that folks are thinking that there will be a top tier who continue to top 200 innings.

The bottom tier of starters seem almost totally useless with both poor rates and sub 150 IPs. How are middle relievers going to be used, if at all, in an NFBC season long?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

In 2019, 15 pitchers topped 200 IPs. You think it will be under 15 this year?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’ve been feeling like fantasy baseball needs a bit of a reboot. Some way of making the fake game conform a bit more to how the real game is being played

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
2 years ago

I don’t think the fangraph Otter game is the answer.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktownSteve
2 years ago

Oaktown!!!! Good to see you OTS. Congrats on the new store.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Thanks, GK. My kids are bringing me back into fantasy baseball. Should be a nice break from decidedly NOT fantasy grocery store. The new store is pretty sweet though. Down on the waterfront in a new development here in Oakland.

Hope things are good your way. Hope we get a season this year.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktownSteve
2 years ago

Bless those kids. Look forward to comparing insight with you once you’re once again fully immersed in both groceries and baseball.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 years ago

10-team H2H keeper trade offer.

A. Jose Abreu, Luis Castillo, Nolan Jones, 6th round pick.
B. Anthony Rizzo, Chris Paddack, Tristan McKenzie, Spencer Torkelson

Which side do you prefer? Rizzo’s lack of strikeouts makes him rate highly in this league, (averaging more ppg than Abreu over the last few seasons except for 2020) making this a tough decision for me. I like Castillo and Abreu, but two young SP’s and Torkelson are tough to move.

Thoughts? Thanks.

happyharry
happyharry
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

As usual, thanks for your rankings, and I look forward to your updates as well!

I need your expertise on keepers in a 12 team, auction re-draft. I can keep up to $180 cap. So far my keepers are:
Cavan Biggio-$9, Jose Ramirez-$9, Lindor-$21, Rendon-$3, Betts-$9, Harper-$41, Bauer-$16,
Darvish-$14, Castillo-$21, Berrios-$4, Bundy-$1 and Liam Hendriks-$2..total of$150.

Your thoughts with an extra $30, I could go:
Max Scherzer-$30 or Matt Olson-$30. Or a combo of Sal Perez-$19 & Eddie Rosario-$9 or Sal Perez$19 & Kyle Lewis-$9 or Sal Perez-$19 & Sixto-$9 or Sal Perez and Dylan Moore-$9

Thanks,

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
2 years ago

Trying really hard to find some stuff to argue about with the rankings since I know you love that.

Would you realllllly draft Santander if you saw Stanton at the top of the best available bats when your pick came up?

Would you really draft the Gregorius D I D if Correa was available? At 24 years old and penciled in to the 4th spot in that lineup between Brantly and Yordan….you gotta go Correa!

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Come on man! Santander sounds like some kind of beach dwelling lizard. How many RBIs can a lizard knock in with that lineup anyway?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Best shape of his life, of course! Which means he’s DTD with a chance of COVID. :)

TJ
TJ
2 years ago

Yo Grey — happy 2021 — finally back and ready for another baseball season.

Need some help picking some keepers in a 10 team H2H league. It’s 8×8 categories, with AVG, OPS, NSB & WHIP, K/BB & QS to give some reference.

I can keep 4 pitchers and 4 hitters. I feel like I have the dreamboat of pitchers and the worst of the hitters based on all of your writings… If you could provide your infinite wisdom and select 4 pitchers and hitters, I would forever be in your debt (please don’t ask for money, I lost last year)

Pitchers — Darvish (6th Rd), Woodruff (22nd Rd), Gallen (25th Rd), PLopez (25th Rd), Wheeler (20th Rd), Devin Williams (25th Rd)

Hitters — KLewis (25th Rd), Verdugo (15th Rd), Baez (4th Rd), Swanson (11th Rd), Biggio (7th Rd), Carlson (13th Rd), Abreu (1st Rd), Rendon (2nd Rd), Judge (10th Rd)

Appreciate your help as always!

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
2 years ago

Oh and too give extra reference and to show my team isn’t completely screwed. We get one “franchise player.” Mine is Mookie Betts.

TJ
TJ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yep definitely stuck on the hitters. I am high on Baez again, I think he could bounce back in a huge way and would hate to lose him at a 4th round value. Only reason I wouldn’t keep Abreu is so I could keep Baez and hope to re-draft him.

If I was able to secure Ketel Marte for a 25th round pick via trade, would you keep him over any of your previous selections above?

TJ
TJ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wants Gallen for him. Thoughts?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

CJ Cron a Rocky. Tell me how Bud Black screws this one up

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

All those young infielders don’t stand a chance now. Maybe next season!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yea this only affects Josh Fuentes in my mind… who I’m pretty sure was only on the roster to keep Arenado happy. Cron will get close to 500 ABs at 1B this year I think. I’m all about grabbing him if he’s cheap.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Just grabbed Cron off of free agents. Thanks for the input guys. Smiley face emoji lol

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

this could be realllly good. early depth charts (which mean likely little in less than 2 months) say he’s lefty only guy, fuentes starting all the time. the righty side guys being mcmahon (3B) and hilliard (righty)/desmond (lefty, i’ll believe this CF one when i see it, and hope it’s real). so i guess it’s cron at 1B, fuentes at 3B against lefties or something like that. i doubt cron plays 3B as well as fuentes might.

Earl
Earl
2 years ago

How concerned should one be regarding Bellinger’s shoulder surgery and how it might impact his 2021 season. You would hate to pick someone in 1st/2nd round that is very risky.

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Heard same thing but trying to determine how to approach drafts in say next few weeks. But guess if concerned that let someone else have him, eh!

Thanks man for all your continued advice and work on the rankings. Appreciated greatly!

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

in our Bobby’s world draft, started out with Bellinger and Bichette. Used your ranks to think I came up with nice combo of power, speed and other hitting categories.

Off we go to rounds 3 and 4. Looking forward to seeing your round 2 and 3 picks before that!

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hear you on that. Still trying to get my head around it.

But I figure HR’s and Stolen bases seem very important in hitting categories so think have good start in those (assuming Cody and Bo hit and run like they are supposed to).

Guess this is part you tell me that maybe pitching takes more of priority??

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I like that. Guess it beats the Virus/Lockdown blues people are struggling with!

TC
TC
2 years ago

10 team, keep 15 roto scoring. Which side you like?
I’d give Hiura, B.Lowe, and Sixto
I’d get Albies and Woodruff

TC
TC
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. Another one I’m involved in is giving Bauer and Castellanos for Xander.

Ryan
Ryan
2 years ago

Thank you for these rankings! Who do you like better over the next couple years, Tim Anderson or Javier Baez? I am a big Baez fan and I agree with you that Baez 2020 should be thrown out. He and Anderson are basically the same player with power and speed stats inverted. I also feel like Anderson is locked into leadoff on what should be an team entering contender status, whereas Baez could float around the batting order on a team that is slowly worsening (thanks Rizzo’s cranky back and Bryant’s injuries) but still pretty good.

Spring Blake
Spring Blake
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

Excited to be back for another year. I’ve got a bit of a keeper dilemma in an ongoing league, although too many good keepers to choose from isnt always the worst thing. It’s keep 5 at particular rounds here are my options:

Potential:

Arenado – RD1
Turner – RD2
Bauer – RD3
Urias – RD9
Soler RD20
Lemahieu: RD21
Bellinger RD14
Albies RD15

FA:
Mountcastle RD22
Edman RD22/23

Bubble:
Mackenzie Gore RD 18

Pick prob too high:
Sonny Gray – RD 4
Dinelson Lamet – RD5
Mondesi – RD6
Maeda – RD7

Right now I’m thinking:

Bauer – RD3
Turner – RD2
Lemahieu: RD21
Bellinger RD14
Albies RD15

But I’d love some confirmation bias. Thanks again for all your rankings and preseason info – excited for a full season of baseball to start!

Spring Blake
Spring Blake
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah … for sure – plus he keeps somehow being better than I expect every year outside of coors.

It’s a points based league like ottoneu – so high average guys are more valuable than standard roto which I think seals it.

Thanks again grey – you can see your last years rankings in this squad lol – gray, lalemt, modesi, maeda all helped us bring home the ‘ship

Jesse
Jesse
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

Dynasty question. I play in a 3 OF format H2H categories (16 teams). Will be keeping a $19 Castellanos ($300 budget) and also have the option to keep a $4 Mark Canha and $2 Hunter Renfroe. Should I keep all 3 or would I be sacrificing SBs too much to do this?

Earl
Earl
2 years ago

So Mr. Grey,

In a in 12 team 5×5 weekly roto leagues.

Regarding starting pitching, believe you have advised not to take starters until like pick 50-60 (round 5) or when like 10-12 starters have come off board.

With your rankings, that would maybe leave me with sp1 of something like Castillo, woodruff, Gallen or Ryu. Would you see issues that was the case. Likely would mean that my 1st 4 picks would hopefully be 4 good hitters.

Thanks

183414
183414
Reply to  Earl
2 years ago

Castillo and Woodruff will be long gone by pick 50, except maybe in a Yoohoo league. Perhaps even Gallen.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I just started with Soto,Bichette,Albies and Alonso. Then I took Ryu and likely Bundy next in the 6th. Will I be OK? Thanks. I couldn’t pass up Bichette for Flaherty at 28.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

At number 7 or 93 overall, would you Framber or Luzardo or Matt Olson? Or a closer like Kenley? Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

My hitting is Soto,Bichette,Albies and Alonso. Pitching would be Ryu and Bundy. Would you go Framber or Luzardo or go hitting like Olson. Another option would be a closer like Kenley. Thoughts? Thank you.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

The Betts deal fell apart. He offered me his Betts ($47) and minor league prospect Bryant Packard. In return he asked for (get this) Javier Baez ($21), Franmil Reyes ($14), Deivi Garcia ($7) and minor league prospect Julio Rodriguez. I turned that down flat.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

was I wrong to turn it ddown

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

very profound Grey.

Would you trade Voit ($18), Eaton ($7) minor league prospects Joey Wentz, and Ben Hernandez for LeMaheiu ($26) and minor league prospects Maisel Urbina (OF/MIN) and Hans Crouse (RHP/TEX)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

here is who I have at 1st:

C/1B Austin Nola (SD) $6.00
C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $22.00
1B/OF Cody Bellinger (LAD) $30.00
1B/3B Alec Bohm (PHI) $6.00
1B Freddie Freeman (ATL) $31.00
1B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) $7.00
1B Luke Voit (NYY) $18.00

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ineed an arm and am trying to get Syndergaard ($21). Need you advice on who I should offer to get him.

C/1B Austin Nola (SD) $6.00
C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $22.00
1B/OF Cody Bellinger (LAD) $30.00
1B/3B Alec Bohm (PHI) $6.00
1B Freddie Freeman (ATL) $31.00
1B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) $7.00
1B Luke Voit (NYY) $18.00
2B Jose Altuve (HOU) $17.00
2B Nick Madrigal (CWS) $7.00
3B Alex Bregman (HOU) $21.00
3B Jose Ramirez (CLE) $34.00
SS Javier Baez (CHC) $21.00
SS Bo Bichette (TOR) $8.00
SS Xander Bogearts (BOS) $29.00
OF Michael Brantley (HOU) $16.00
OF Michael Conforto (NYM) $19.00
OF Adam Eaton (CWS) $7.00
OF Luis Robert (CWS) $14.00
OF Kyle Tucker (HOU) $9.00
UT Yordan Alvarez (HOU) $7.00
UT/SP Shohei Ohtani (LAA) $12.00
UT Franmil Reyes (CLE) $14.00
SP Trevor Bauer (LAD) $28.00
SP Yu Darvish (SD) $25.00
SP Deivi Garcia (NYY) $7.00
SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) $20.00
SP Lance McCullers, Jr. (HOU) $11.00
SP/RP Tristan McKenzie (CLE) $6.00
SP Chris Paddack (SD) $6.00
SP Chris Sale (BOS) $17.00
SP Max Scherzer (WAS) $29.00
SP Luis Severino (NYY) $9.00
SP Julio Urias (LAD) $11.00
SP Brandon Woodruff (MIL) $16.00
RP Nick Anderson (TB) $7.00
RP Alex Colome (MIN) $11.00
RP Giovanny Gallegos (STL) $6.00
RP Brad Hand (WAS) $9.00
RP Raisel Iglesias (LAA) $10.00
RP Emilio Pagan (SD) $6.00
RP Tanner Rainey (WAS) $6.00
RP Will Smith (ATL) $7.00

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

here is their roster:

C Willson Contreras (CHC) $14.00
C Sam Huff (TEX) $7.00
1B/2B/SS Jake Cronenworth (SD) $7.00
1B/OF Ryan Mountcastle (BAL) $14.00
2B Starlin Castro (WAS) $11.00
2B/3B/SS/OF Tommy Edman (STL) $15.00
2B/SS/OF Ketel Marte (ARI) $19.00
3B Manny Machado (SD) $31.00
SS Tim Anderson (CWS) $27.00
SS Francisco Lindor (NYM) $32.00
SS Trevor Story (COL) $37.00
SS Fernando Tatis,Jr. (SD) $49.00
OF Mitch Haniger (SEA) $7.00
OF Bryce Harper (PHI) $31.00
OF Eloy Jimenez (CWS) $28.00
OF Alex Kiriloff (MIN) $10.00
OF Trevor Larnach (MIN) $7.00
OF *Kevin Pillar () $6.00
OF Jorge Soler (KC) $12.00
UT Nelson Cruz (MIN) $18.00
UT Giancarlo Stanton (NYY) $20.00
SP Ian Anderson (ATL) $12.00
SP/RP Corbin Burnes (MIL) $16.00
SP Aaron Civale (CLE) $8.00
SP Gerrit Cole (NYY) $39.00
SP Max Fried (ATL) $16.00
SP Zac Gallen (ARI) $18.00
SP/RP Brusdal Graterol (LAD) $6.00
SP Michael Kopech (CWS) $11.00
SP Dinelson Lamet (SD) $19.00
SP Lance Lynn (CWS) $20.00
SP Kenta Maeda (MIN) $19.00
SP Matt Manning (DET) $7.00
SP Noah Syndergaard (NYM) $21.00
RP Kenley Jansen (LAD) $15.00
RP James Karinchak (CLE) $16.00
RP Rafael Montero (SEA) $10.00
RP Luis Patino (TB) $6.00
RP Alex Reyes (STL) $8.00
RP Taylor Rogers (MIN) $11.00
RP Devin Williams (MIL) $8.00

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i know he said he likes Emilio Pagan. Need another piece to send

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

didnt specify i would probably have to send someone at least $15 along with Pagan at $6 for Thor $21

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

he said his two weak spots are 1B and RP

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

the only 1B i could trade is Voit

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Would you trade Javier Baez ($21) for Eddie Rosario ($19)

George D Hopson
George D Hopson
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

These 3-4 for 1 trades are funny in a keeper/dynasty situation. You get Betts and free up those extra keeper slots. The question is can you find equal value, for the ones you traded away, in draft/off-waivers? If you can even get close to equal value, wouldn’t it be like getting Mookie free?

Does that make sense?

RAMON MUCHACHO
RAMON MUCHACHO
2 years ago

Hello Grey,
I would love your help with the following. I am attempting to create rankings (maybe dollar values) for my personalized league. I have an Excel file with all the projected stats for pitchers and hitters for the categories from my league. I feel like there must be an easy way to do this… I would really appreciate it if you could flet me know how to proceed from here

NUX
NUX
2 years ago

Who wants to draft with Grey!?!

We are 11/12 filled on the next $10 slow draft BestBall on NFBC site, 2 hour clock

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Draft will start when it one more person joins

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The Great Knoche
Reply to  NUX
2 years ago

Am I in?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Yep, you in there. 5th pick, draft just started. This is the one I started filling on Friday afternoon. But I didn’t push to fill it, cause I didn’t want it to start over the weekend. So this kinda worked out.

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’m Chippendale Dancers in this BB, first one I did with Grey I was Tommy Want Dingy. He was #1 pick. This one? 2nd. Unfair advantage!

I will report back if Grey drafts an SP in the 3rd round like he did for that other BB… he couldn’t let Walker Buehler slip! (All in good fun Grey)

Earl
Earl
Reply to  NUX
2 years ago

away we go, boys and girls!!

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

haha. I meant the draft started. Yippee!

BigEasy
BigEasy
2 years ago

Love it Grey! Thanks for all the hard work

14 team dynasty

I have a solid core of CI and OF (Freeman, Olson, trout, tucker) but am desperate for MI.

Would you trade Bellinger to get Bichette?

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Can’t believe Cole Tucker is ranked ahead of Isan Diaz…..

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

Hey Grey, just wondering if you have done or will a top 300 or 500 keeper or dynasty ranking. My keeper league folded as a few dropped out and a new league has been started.

Homers got the runs
Homers got the runs
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Darn, I like the way you seem to value players. Was hoping you would do one. Cheers.

Ian
Ian
2 years ago

Hi All – I’m entering year 4 of a 10 team h2h league. 6×6 with TB and OBP and QS. We keep 12. I have won this league twice by getting lucky/smart with pitching. I’ve traded DeGrom in season last year and just traded Bauer for Trea. Re-inventing my team as an offensive juggernaut. My team is below. I know Grey love Kyle Lewis so I think I need to keep him over Rizzo. Would also consider Corbin if his velo is back in Spring.

C – open
1B – open
2B – Hiura
3B – Rendon
IF – Bregman
OF – Trout
OF – Springer
OF – Arozarena
OF – Kyle Lewis?
UTil – open
P – Cole
P – Bieber
P – Sixto
P – Gore
Other options: Rizzo, Austin Meadows, Patrick Corbin, Sal Perez

Ian
Ian
Reply to  Ian
2 years ago

Oops. Add Trea Turner in at SS

Ian
Ian
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks G – but Lewis over Meadows right?

Ian
Ian
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

No. Forgot to add Trea. I consider Lewis and Gore my “last keeper”. So Corbin, Meadows, Rizzo could displace Lewis or Gore

Smitty
2 years ago

Tito Francona talking hitting with Ted Williams, “and man I was all eyes.” Incredible quote.
Had forgotten about Tony Fernandez, went home too early. Thanks Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Smitty
2 years ago

Smitty!!

Love your inputs and questions. Follow them like a hawk.

Cheers,
Ante

Hansie
Hansie
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Love the rankings! Keen to get yours thoughts on a dynasty trade:
Arenado and Madrigal for Bergman and Lux

Which side do you prefer?

Ante J GALIC
Ante J GALIC
2 years ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome top500 report!!!

a. Surprisingly lacking in your top500? John Lackey!! C’mon, man!

b. MLB quote of the day for the weekend [February 13-14, 2021]

1. Sal Bando, born February 13, 1944

‘Third baseman Sal Bando captained the feisty Oakland Athletics during their dynasty of the early 1970s, providing his share of punch and leadership to an exciting and talented ballclub. Although he retired third in career home runs by an American League third baseman – 242, behind only Graig Nettles and Brooks Robinsonn – his strongest point was neither his hitting not his fielding, but his drive to succeed.’

Author Matthew Silverman in Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (Total Sports Publishing, May 2000, ‘Sal Bando’, Page 52)

2. Kevin Stocker, born February 13, 1970

‘The baby-faced Stocker was proving to be almost too good to be true. Not only was he hitting better than expected, his on-field demeanor had veterans shaking their heads. Manager Jim Fregosi, himself a former shortstop, praised Stocker for his ‘good field presence.’ The intense rookie he said, had especially well-defined defensive instincts and ‘knows exactly how to position himself at the right place at the right time.’ ‘He reminds me of a young Larry Bowa,’ said Phillies coach Larry Bowa, one one of the club’s all-time greats as a shortstop. ‘He makes all the right moves. I’m very impressed with him.'”

Author Rich Westcott in Phillies ’93: An Incredible Season (Temple University Press, 03/30/1994, Page 54)

3. Drew Henson, born February 13, 1980

‘I want to be in New York and I want to help contribute. Until I’m playing every day in the big leagues, football is going to be an issue. People are always going to wonder because that’s what fans do.’

Drew Henson (February 25, 2003)

4. Tito Francona, died February 13, 2018

‘I had a big thrill the first game in the big leagues I played. We were opening up with Boston, I was with Baltimore, and Harry Dorish was my roommate, and Harry played with Boston the previous year. I was just a rookie and Harry said: ‘If you want any tips on hitting go over and see Ted Williams before the game, go out early.’ So I went out to the ballpark early that day, opening day, and I’m the only guy in our dugout, you know it was early, and here comes Ted Williams walking across from their dugout and he says: ‘You Tito Francona?’ and I said ‘yeh’ And he says: ‘come along with me,’ and he grabs me and we were sitting on the tarp and started talking hitting, and man I was all eyes.’

Tito Francona in the Beaver County Times (Sports Editor Sam Bechtel, 07/03/1971, ‘For Tito Francona, The Game Was a Gas, Page 9)

5. Dave Dravecky, born February 14, 1956

‘It’s not what you do that matters most, it is who you are.’

Dave Dravecky (Dave Draveky Website, 2018, My Story, Source)

6. Jim Fregosi, died February 14, 2014

‘I just want you to know one thing. When you get to be my age, there are no routine ground balls.’

Jim Fregosi (Baseball Digest, April 1977, Page 11)

c. MLB quote of the day for February 15, 2021

1. Ron Cey, born February 15, 1948

‘I felt that the ’81 team was very unique, and a team of destiny, because we had five outfielders during their career that were All-Stars. All four infielders were multiple All-Stars, one catcher that became an All-Star, plus seven pitchers that were or became All-Stars. Also, of those pitchers, there were three Rookies of the Year, and at least three were Cy Young Award winners. That’s why it was such a unique thing, the ’81 team. The ’77 team was probably the most talented even though we won 102 games and went to the World Series in 1984, the ’77 team was a stronger team. But the ’81 team accomplished the ultimate goal.’

Ron Cey on MLB.com (05/23/2006, ‘Cey chats Dodgers, past and present’, Source)

2. Larry Yount, born February 15, 1950

‘Larry Yount at least tied the record for shortest major league baseball league pitching debut Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves. He did not face a batter.’

The Ottawa Journal (Associated Press, September 17, 1971, BRIEF DEBUT!, Page 4)

3. Tony Fernandez, died February 15, 2020

[RIP Tony Fernandez]

‘(Tony) Fernandez has collected the most hits in franchise history but more importantly, he is a great man. As a shortstop, he could exhilarate crowds with acrobatic plays and a clutch bat. A fitness fiend, Fernandez was an athlete’s athlete and indirectly helped the Jays reach the ‘92 World Series as part of the trade package that brought in Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter.’

Sportswriter Scott Carson (Positions of Power Baseball Panel, SportsNet, 2000, Hosted by Dan Zaiontz)

d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for February 15, 2021

‘Homerun hitters strike out a lot.’

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!

a. Last year today. Too young for sure.

b. Daily Reggie quote quota satisfied! Phew!

Cheers,
Ante