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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Damn, you’re right — that horse-toothed jack–

      3. Tony Fernandez died last year today?

      D. Yes!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        a. Last year today. Too young for sure.

        b. Daily Reggie quote quota satisfied! Phew!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Sad

          B. Nice!

  2. Hansie says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Arenado

  3. Smitty says:
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    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 says:
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      Smitty!!

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

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, forgot about Tony too

  4. Ian says:
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    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 says:
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      Oops. Add Trea Turner in at SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would consider Corbin — but I’d go Meadows

      • Ian says:
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        Thanks G – but Lewis over Meadows right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Are you asking for one more?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You listed 11

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

                • Grey

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                  So Gore over Meadows?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Forget Corbin and Rizzo — Meadows, Gore or Lewis is your last option

  5. Homer's got the Runs says:
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    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.

    • Grey

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      I think one of other writers does a keeper ranking

      • Homers got the runs says:
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        Darn, I like the way you seem to value players. Was hoping you would do one. Cheers.

  6. The Great Knoche says:
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    Can’t believe Cole Tucker is ranked ahead of Isan Diaz…..

    • Grey

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      Struggled with that one

  7. BigEasy says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Sounds fair, I wouldn’t tho…Tucker for Bichette?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Am I in?

      • NUX says:
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        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.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I just drafted, let’s get this moooooooney!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re up and running!

      • pinkman says:
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        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)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sorry, I will win this handily — as soon as I get a handle on how to draft one of these leagues

    • Earl says:
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      away we go, boys and girls!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Where we going?

        • Earl says:
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          haha. I meant the draft started. Yippee!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, nice!

  8. RAMON MUCHACHO says:
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    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, man, sorry

  9. Scott Kimmel says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        was I wrong to turn it ddown

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When you search your heart, you’re never wrong

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            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)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m a fantasy baseball expert, and life guru

              I’d want Voit

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                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

                • Grey

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                  Wow, pretty stacked

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    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

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who does the other team want?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      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 says:
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                    i know he said he likes Emilio Pagan. Need another piece to send

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who else does he like?

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

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d ask them who they want

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      he said his two weak spots are 1B and RP

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You don’t have 1B to trade

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      the only 1B i could trade is Voit

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but meh

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey,

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

        • George D Hopson says:
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          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?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no problems with those guys as my #1

      • DonnieB says:
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        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.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like it!

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Apples/oranges, what do you need?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, I see, you listed what you’ve drafted so far — I’d go Framber

              • DonnieB says:
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                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 says:
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                  Thanks.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem

  11. Jesse says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They seem like super low-rent options — you can’t do better in the draft?

  12. Spring Blake says:
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    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Only real question for me is DJ, but 21 is so cheap…Prolly gotta

      • Spring Blake says:
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        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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Yeah, in Points, he makes sense

  13. Ryan says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am a big Baez fan too, but Tim

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, that’s tough, close…I’d prolly go Hiura

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Xander

  15. Earl says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything I’ve heard says he’s going to be fine…If he’s not in March, I will lower him

      • Earl says:
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        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!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Earl says:
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            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!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Solid base, keep in mind this is a weird league with odd format

              • Earl says:
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                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??

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, I honestly don’t know with these leagues… I do it to pass the time — join ten of them, win one, get your money back, that’s my motto! I think I’ve done some of these leagues by drafting SPs higher, not sure that’s helped in any way

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

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup!

  16. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    CJ Cron a Rocky. Tell me how Bud Black screws this one up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Cron is the type that Black might actually play for 550 ABs

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wait, what young hitters?

            • NUX says:
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              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.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        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.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sounds about right…though never underestimate Black

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 2021!

      Darvish (6th Rd), Woodruff (22nd Rd), Gallen (25th Rd), PLopez (25th Rd)
      KLewis (25th Rd), Swanson (11th Rd), Abreu (1st Rd), Judge (10th Rd) — hitters are tough to choose there

      • TJ says:
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        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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marte is a 25th rounder? Yes, I’d keep him – over Judge or Swanson

          • TJ says:
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            Wants Gallen for him. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, then I’d go Devin

  18. swaggerjackers says:
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    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santander over Giancarlo? Oh yeah

      Didi has like 5 years better than anything Correa’s ever done

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Giancarlo injured yet or is he waiting to report for that?

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  19. happyharry says:
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    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,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Sal and Lewis

  20. Jason Murray says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  21. OaktownSteve says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, OTS! Good to see you! Hope you’re well! With that out of the way, I have some news to break to you about the 2020 season

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        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 says:
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          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.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, Dickie Thon of cartoons –> Gene. I like it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHAHA, I am Big Malph, hear me…ralph? That’s awesome with the new store, and welcome back! I gotta tell ya tho, if you think TV’s changed, and your example is The Love Boat, wait until you see TV shows of the last 40 years

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            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?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Love Boat is the Nelson Cruzes of TV shows

              Early ADP is especially goofy this year — even Rudy thinks early pitching this year is not a good way to go…Last year’s Player Rater shows how crazy pitching was last year…And tho I think it might be slightly *less* crazy, it’s going to be a wild ride — with a lot less sheer volume and a lot more streaming — with a ton of guys going ~70-100 IP

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

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d be shocked if we get 5

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    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 says:
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                      I don’t think the fangraph Otter game is the answer.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like 5×5 old school — I think it’s like chess, in that the rules are easy to understand, but hard to master

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Oaktown!!!! Good to see you OTS. Congrats on the new store.

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

  22. dubjay says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers is worth a 130th overall pick

      • dubjay says:
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        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.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, would love to see it return… The songs were so awesome in it…

              • dubjay says:
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                Totally agree. I would buy that album.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes!

  23. packers2018 says:
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    Grey, you’re up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, nice, thanks!

  24. swaggerjackers says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  25. Me Baseball says:
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    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Olson is the real deal

  26. Mr Baseball says:
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    MR BASEBALL SORRY

  27. Mr Baseball says:
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    pressly or yates at closer – keep one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pressly

  28. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    The Cobler to the Twins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Expect exactly what he always gives

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        A handful of good starts, before he gets hurt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looking at his last few years, not even sure we can expect that

  29. CO Jason says:
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    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  30. Doug says:
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    How is Yuli Gurriel projected to hit .217?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Must be a typo, when I get home I’ll fix

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fixed

  31. Mr Baseball says:
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    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  32. Tbone says:
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    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 says:
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      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 says:
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        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.

  33. Mike L says:
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    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.

  34. Mr Baseball says:
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    offered LANCE LYNN FOR SONNY GREY – KEEPER LEAGUE

  35. Josh Burroughs says:
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    Dynasty Lg: would you rather have Ozuna or Bregman?

    Should I trade B Dalbec for N Gorman?

    Thanks

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

      • Josh Burroughs says:
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        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.

  36. Zach says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, trade a lesser hitter for a lesser SP

  37. Rakeman says:
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    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks solid! I think your pitching is great, would be nice to see a little better closers, but that’s minor issue…Hitting looks great, but you look low on AVG

      • Rakeman says:
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        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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2-3

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