For the top 60 outfielders for 2018 fantasy baseball, we’re going to change it up.  Instead of listing every player rank and projection for the top 60 outfielders, I’m going to list their favorite seltzer flavor:  apricot, mango, mango, mango, lemon-lime, coconut.  COCONUT?!  Oh, c’mon, Schwarber!  Maybe I should go back to listing outfielders and projections.  Yeah, that’s likely best since I don’t even remember who liked Cucumber-Guava.  As with all of my 2018 fantasy baseball rankings, my projections are included and where I see tiers starting and stopping.  Anyway, here’s the top 60 outfielders for 2018 fantasy baseball:

41. Manuel Margot – This tier started in the top 40 outfielders for 2018 fantasy baseball.  This tier ends at Taylor.  I called this tier, “Too bad there’s no outfielders to draft.  PSYCH, SNITCHES.”  Already gave you my Manuel Margot sleeper.  It was written while riding shotgun with Large Marge.   Yesterday, Stanislaw Son also gave you his Manuel Margot fantasy.  Razzball likes Margot!  Get your paper here!  Razzball likes Margot!  2018 Projections: 86/17/42/.266/27 in 561 ABs

42. Michael Taylor – I already gave you my Michael Taylor sleeper.  I wrote it while slapping high-six with Antonio Alfonseca.  2018 Projections: 62/20/70/.253/22 in 503 ABs

43. Kyle Schwarber –  This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Avisail.  I call this tier, “The wind blows, making my cheeks flap.”  By the tier name I mean, I’m throwing caution to the wind by drafting these guys, but only if their price is right will I be willing to take that risk.  As for Schwarber, funny (not funny) when you look at a guy’s stats from the previous year and you’re just floored how bad they were.  30 homers isn’t terrible, but a .211 average.  Hayzeus Cristo, who are you, Rougned Odor without the steals?  Schwarber, I have a question for you, I didn’t pay you $50, so why are you giving me the sucky-sucky?  However — again with some stank — HOWEVER! he was a bit unlucky, his ground balls fell and he hit .253 in the 2nd half with a .309 BABIP, so when his luck righted itself, he wasn’t awful.  Unless you consider how awful he’s been to Joe Buck who has done nothing but devote his undying love to him.  Open a Supercuts franchise with Joe, and install a drive-thru plug window, like he’s been begging you!  2018 Projections:  66/28/70/.246/3 in 408 ABs

44. Nicholas Castellanos – Went over him in the top 20 3rd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

45. Adam Eaton – I hate Eaton, though sushi’s a’ight.  C’mon, high five me!  No?  Okay.  Nah, for realsies, I don’t like Eaton, and I’m only saying I’m drafting him if his price is right.  Hate the oft-injured and hate the 12/15-type guy who gets most value from runs and average.  So, I don’t love much here, but around 140-170 overall makes the price fair.  If that’s his price.  With all these hedges, I need to call a landscape architect.  2018 Projections:  83/10/49/.287/12 in 478 ABs

46. Michael Conforto – Full disclosure, I had Conforto 17 spots higher in the outfielder ranks, until I read he might not be ready by Opening Day, due to his shoulder.  I’m sorry, I can’t trust the Mets to get a guy back on the field.  The Mets are the embodiment of Murphy’s Law, so much so they even got rid of Daniel Murphy right before his breakout.  Then throw in it’s a shoulder issue for a hitter, and, well, I still like Conforto, and might draft him, but I’m not being aggressive.  My likes only go so far, as no grandmother has ever said on Facebook.  2018 Projections:  68/26/74/.283/3 in 454 ABs

47. Mitch Haniger – He feels like he’s a hot month of June from the Mariners away from being replaced by a trade.  Hey, I never said this tier didn’t have issues.  Schwarber was unusable last year, Conforto has a shoulder issue, Eaton hasn’t played since, like, twelve after twenty, but all of these guys are worth leaning into.  You know one of those giant waves you see surfers riding?  If they get nervous and lean away from it, it will demolish them.  That’s this tier.  You have to lean in.  If Haniger had 550 ABs last year, he would’ve had a 24/10/.280 season, and we might not even be that worried.  2018 Projections:  71/25/80/.259/7 in 543 ABs

48. Bradley Zimmer – His 30% strikeout rate last year is a worry, but Aaron Judge struck out 87% of the time, and the entire major leagues strikes out three out of two times, so *crumbles up paper like Eminem in Walk on Water (feat. Beyonce)* I just threw out strikeouts, and Zimmer doesn’t look so bad.  One small note about projections, yes, Zimmer’s projections might look better than someone above him, but there’s a lot more risk with Zimmer.  You have to factor in risk, or Yu if Darvish is reading.  2018 Projections: 64/16/69/.247/24 in 506 ABs

49. Ian Happ – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

50. Avisail Garcia – He hit .330 last year and almost won the AL batting title!  Dot dot dot.  His .390 BABIP is a wee bit high like who he lost the AL batting title to.  On a purely anecdotal note, having a solid season under your belt finally, even if it was largely due to luck, has to add confidence, and, as anyone knows who has played a sport, confidence has so much to do with it, and this is the longest run-on sentence, possibly ever, but it’s got me feeling so confident; I’m still going!  But no longer.  2018 Projections: 75/20/85/.274/6 in 509 ABs

51. Jay Bruce – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the top 80 outfielders for 2018 fantasy baseball.  I call this tier, “J. Scooting Herduardones Gonillar, the Thames, etc.”  By the tier name I mean, you just need to know the names of these guys and you should have a good idea of what you’re going to get, unless you’re 12 years old, then you might not know what a speculum is, so you should totally Google it.  It’s really awesome.  It’s not a type of cookie, but close.  As for Bruce, went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

52. Eduardo Nunez – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

53. Marwin Gonzalez –   Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

54. Scooter Gennett – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

55. Adam Jones – Jones puts the R in boing for straight boring.  There’s nothing here with the least but of hot, pump, pump, sexy, sexy action.  At this point, it doesn’t matter.  Not saying Adam Jones’ life doesn’t matter.  I’m not from Boston, after all.  By the way, how is Boston so liberal and racist?  Head scratcher, huh?  2018 Projections:  84/27/88/.266/2 in 591 ABs

56. Jonathan Villar – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

57. Eric Thames – Went over him in the top 20 1st basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

58. Brett Gardner – Half of me thinks Gardner is going to flame out early in the season, and the Yankees are gonna be like, “Um, we might be doing ourselves a disservice by having two of the greatest home run hitters following a guy hitting .175.”  The other half of me thinks this isn’t based in reality and Gardner had a 21/23/.264 season last year.  A third half of me thinks Gardner doesn’t have to do a whole lot right to succeed where he is.  A fourth half of me can’t believe I’ve written 400 words on Brett Gardner.  2018 Projections:  98/16/67/.262/17 in 551 ABs

59. Jason Kipnis – Went over him in the top 20 2nd basemen for 2018 fantasy baseball.

60. Shin-Soo Choo – He’s Dexter Fowler but a bit longer in the tooth.  Call him, Choo Choo Chicken?  Okay, let’s do it!  2018 Projections:  91/21/72/.263/9 in 533 ABs

   
  1. LenFuego says:
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    It is actually way more damning for the Mets than that on the Murphy’s Law thing. They did not get rid of Daniel Murphy right before his breakout. They got rid of him one-of-the-most-spectacular-playoff-runs-ever-and-I-mean-ever *after* his breakout — they just didn’t believe it.

  2. Bodacious Taters says:
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    I see you’ve updated the OF rankings based on the Brewers activity – thanks. Hopefully the free-agent floodgates have opened and we’ll be seeing more RED UPDATES in your blurbs – stock up on RED ink, there’s lots more comin’. Looks like I’ll be keeping Carlos Martinez at $12 not Sunday Santana at $2, unless he’s traded to Indians for Salazar, an intriguing move for both clubs . . .

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Curious to hear your takes on Yelich and Brinson!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: @Cram It: For sure. Brinson was not on my radar at all, but now he’s gotta be Opening Day CF for MIA.

        Yelich too . . . in MIL counting stats go up of course, but I’d also expect more dongs + SB (MIL loves to run). Suddenly very interested in him this year.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @knucks: Thanks knucks

      • Crime dog says:
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        @Grey: not sure if yelich gets a ton of extra homers. Hits too many ground balls. Could see SB going up though. Counting stats maybe. Miami had a good offensive last year though.

        • Crime dog says:
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          @Crime dog: meant to reply to duda

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  4. Jensen says:
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    That Kyle Schwarber ranking is downright goofy. He was one of the worst hitters in all of baseball last year! Then again this entire list leaves a lot to be desired. That Cubs OF is a freaking train-wreck huh? I’ll pass on Schwarber tho, all his numbers went the wrong direction from his 2015 season.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Jensen: I thought it was goofy for different reasons.
      Schwarber hit .260/ .344/ .577 (w/ a .300+ ISO) after being recalled from the minor league demotion.
      I think that’s closer to the type of line we should expect personally.
      His biggest issue is hitting lefties consistently, and considering he’s only 24 and last year was his first “full” year, it may be premature to be writing him off from further progress in that department.
      I think there’s a lot of context to Schwarber’s development, and if one has been following along it’s not hard to see the possible upside coming imo.
      But that’s why this game is fun, we all have different opinions.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Slappy Jack: Yeah, I tend to be more optimistic on him, but still need to see it

      • Jensen says:
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        @Slappy Jack: Kyle Schwarber is destined to be the guy who has 4 moths where he hits between .200-.240 and fluxuates somewhere between unusable and a train wreck and then has one month where he hits .290 and everyone wants him. I’m not getting sucked into that nightmare. There are leagues where Gallo and Schwarber can be useful, I don’t think 12-team mixed roto is that format until they show they can hit .240 over a full season. I think there is 0 chance he is the kind of player you can hold for a whole season and we are talking about him being a top 50 OF? He wasn’t even a top 100 OF last year.

        35 Homes is fantastic. But in order to get the 35 HR one of these guys can put up you have to start him every day and eat every bit of that .210 average. It’s real hard to come back from that.

        • Justin says:
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          @Jensen:

          He is destined to be that guy? 0 percent chance? Does Schwarber remind you of the guy in high school who gave you wedgies? Why so much hate?!?

          Dude is young, prospect pedigree, has shown that he can do it at the MLB level (albeit inconsistent…any chance to use the word albeit) – only hiccup that holds me back from going deep throat on this beast is playing time. Mmmmmmm.

          • Jensen says:
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            @Justin: The fact he has an issue getting playing time on a team with Jon Jay, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, and Albert Almora Jr is a pretty damning statement. It’s not like he has some all-star level competition here for playing time.

            He hasn’t proven anything at the MLB level other than power.
            Kyle Schwarber total months with a avg over .250: 2
            Kyle Schwarber total months with a avg under .240: 6

            I feel pretty good about my chances here. I look forward to picking him up off the waiver wire for 2 weeks.

            • Brian says:
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              Schwarber was only worth owning when he had Catcher eligibility!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Guess we’ll see

            • Pager24 says:
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              @Jensen: ha I think you’ll regret this stance. It’s got nothing to do with talent. He’s getting Maddon’d. He’s had just about 1 1/2 seasons worth of MLB ABs and is 24. Spent 1 yr in minors and has raked at times in MLB. He’s more likely to be a top 25 OF than un-ownable this year. 40 he power doesn’t grow on trees

            • Justin says:
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              @Jensen:

              Statisticular Cherry Picker!!! He hit exactly .250 in one month but you say over .250 to make your case.

              2 can play that game…
              Months slugging .512 or above last year: 4
              Months slugging below .512 after May: 0

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

              • Slappy Jack says:
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                @Justin: I need to see it too in a sense, but I’m pretty optimistic that he’s not a .220 hitter.

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          @Jensen: He’s the dude that wins you 12 team league because people think he doesn’t have the upside,
          and you get him as your 3rd OF
          and he put up nelson cruz numbers.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Jensen: Bro, Schwarber lost 20 lbs haven’t you heard?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Jensen says:
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        @Fungazi 2.0: Oh really? That changes everything. ha. Nice one.

  5. Darrell says:
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    I have Thames and Braun in a dynasty keep forever league. At first glance both look uninspiring, especially since they are likely to sit regularly and end up in the 450 AB range. But looking the game logs from at last year, the Brewers basically never sat both for obvious reasons. It’s a daily transaction league, so what is a reasonable projection for a Thames/Braun pseudo platoon? 85-26-90/.260/12? I also have Myers at first, so I can work matchups if all three are playing. Wouldn’t set out in a draft to do this but thinking it’s workable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Darrell: Thames plays 1B and Braun plays LF, Thames won’t play vs lefties, so Braun could play 1B then

      • Darek says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, that’s what I mean. Even though they play different positions, they typically don’t both sit the same game, and since Thames has LF eligibility this year (we have OF specific positions in our league), it’s possible to take advantage of that. Although with the glut in the outfield with Cain and Yellich, I wonder if Braun is going to get even more time off. Or maybe as you say they will try him at 1B (haven’t seen anything to suggest that).

        That Brewers lineup looks pretty dang potent now.

  6. TS says:
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    Thanks for all your articles, Grey! Aside from Malmoney’s Head to Head Points League posts, which I also love, what do you feel is the best resource for H2H analysis? Will Razzball be doing its own H2H rankings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TS: Thanks! Yup, Razzball will

  7. Swfcdan says:
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    Just checking so you’d rather keep a $21 DeGrom over a $3 Jon Gray next year? Massively different prices obviously and I do really like Jon Gray, but I also need an ace.

    Finally the Marlins make a fairly reasonable trade! Get a lot of good prospect pieces back and I feel Yell boy is a bit overrated as a player who doesn’t hit all that great (.800OPS last year).

  8. Brett says:
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    Grey,
    I need some help. I’m in a 12 team 6×6 roto league (holds and OPS are the extra categories). It’s a $260 auction league and we can keep 5 players. Drafted players can be kept at their price year 2 and year 3 they either can be kept at the draft price and lost after the year or you can contract them raising their price $5 each year of the contract. Free agent pick ups can be kept for 1 year at their faab price or $5 which ever is more.

    Would you keep Hoskins for $5 this year only or Moncada $2 this year and I can keep again or contract in 2019?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Brett: Rhys for me. Should be way better this year if you’re looking to win now, and even if not, you should be able to trade him for a good keeper. Moncada could hit, but if not, his stock will be pretty low.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Brett: They could both hit .230 next year.
      The extra year of control , being 2 years younger, and his SB ability makes me lean towards Moncada. It’s close though, especially with Rhys probably having the OPS advantage,
      It’s also easier to find a random 30ish HR guy than it is to find a random 20/20 guy imo.

      • Mind=Blown says:
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        @Slappy Jack: There is almost no chance Hoskins hits .230. He hit .259 last year with a .241 BABIP. I think he is a .280 hitter with 30+ homers and 100+ RBI. Would take Hoskins all day over Moncada.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brett: Rhys, if you have a shot to win this year or can keep him next year with inflation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Agree with others, Rhys

  9. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    oh my god, while FP is awesome since it compiles rankings (esp good for football on a weekly basis as the year goes on as you can index WHICH owners you want it to average their rankings of as some rankers continue to do well as the year goes), but man, their writers are some kinda stupid:
    “Hays is unlikely to win the starting job right out of Spring Training considering he hasn’t seen a single pitch above Double-A”
    the blurb i quote comes from here:
    https://www.fantasypros.com/2018/01/7-prospects-to-stash-in-2018/
    it’s the last quote in it.

    hmmm, as hays had 60 at bats in MLB last year.
    http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=669720#/career/R/hitting/2017/ALL

    there is the option that this bobby “the cat” sylvester wrote this like a year ago, but if that’s true why the F would that site not notice it’s a completely irrelevant quote when it was JUST TODAY quoted in an FP “guys to stash” post
    SERIOUSLY if you do drafts with that guy need to start calling him “Cat” he’ll have no clue what the F you are talking about, but it’s a good inside joke
    think i’m gonna repost this tomorrow morning so that all (well more anyway) can enjoy just how stupid this is. at the very least the editor(s) over at FP are straight up stupid OR as filled with comtempt for their readers as espn is.

  10. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    Comments, suggestions, and of course a question or two.

    comments: I like the video’s so far. Also great to see you and the rest of Razzball getting props thru out the industry ( Dr. Roto ) . As you guys expand your fan base the only negative for me is now more of the people in my league are hip to the info and it takes away from my advantage.

    Suggestions: The MLB network should approach you to give Anime Grey a daily half hour fantasy show and insert it into their daily lineup. Also, In addition to, or in conjunction with your podcasts, you and Ralph should somehow live stream video ( skype or something ) of your shows and do sort of a parody of the pre game studio shows that the NFL and MLB do. ( you could livestream video of your dog taking a dump when you talk about Mets management or the managing skills of Dusty and the Sociopath, or the opinions of Daniel Murphy ) . Your mustache alone could instantly double your female viewership from 5 to 10.

    Questions: This is for Grey, Cram it, Duda, Lenfuego , and the rest of Razzball nation perts who cares to weigh in.
    14 team league auction ( keep up to 11 with increasing salaries that double after 3 years ) standard 5×5 cats.
    As of right now I am keeping JDMart ( 28 ), Buxton ( 16 ), D Peralta ( 3 ) , C Frazier ( 3 ) , M Olson ( 10 ), Merrifield ( 10 ) Semien ( 6 ), CMart ( 20 ) , L Castillo ( 10 ) , F Rivero (10 )
    I am on the fence with Barretto ( 3 ) and Bryce ( 43 ) ( unless its Trout, I don’t like to pay over 40 for any one player .

    Anyway, my questions:

    I was offered Hoskins( $10 ) Gardner ( $5 ) and Luke Weaver ( $ 10 ) for my Merrifield ( $10 ) and Matt Olson ( $10 )
    The same owner also offered me Happ ( $10 ) Gardner ( $5 ) and Weaver ( $10 ) for Merrifield ( $10 ) as an alternative.

    This year a lot of studs will be available to draft . Guys like Trout, Bryce, Arenado, Machado, Votto, Kershaw, Scherzer….So saving $$$ for draft day will be a thing.

    Your thoughts on trade offer #1?
    Trade offer #2 ?
    If you like either of these offers, do you like one better than the other?

    One last question: Will we ever get to see the Claymation version of Grey fainting into the arm ( oh, that’s not his arm ) of Giancarlo ? Now that would be a gif for the ages.

    thanks in advance for your response and as always, thanks infinity for all of the great work you guys do.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ace of Spades: Hey Ace, I would keep Harper first off. In a 14-teamer $43 seems like a nice price.

      I would take the Hoskins side in the first deal. Equal parts because I love Hoskins, and not a fan of the other two, in the long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ace of Spades: You sound better than my agent, can you manage my career? Thanks, Ace! Agree with Cram, Hoskins… Forget #2… I need more homoerotic theater with my claymation self, will work on that!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Now you just need to reboot Celebrity Deathmatch on MTV and crash it w/ anime Grey (aka. Anigrey?).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, Might steal Anigrey

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I agree with Cram and Grey. I would think with 11 keepers per team in a 14 team league, Harper’s auction value will be at least $50, and could go as high as the high $50s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I agree with Len agreeing with me

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: And me! With agreeing, about agreeing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Ace of Spades: I’d take Hoskins in that one even without the other players (though I like Weaver).

    • Moody says:
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      @Ace of Spades: Yes! Anime Grey could replace any of Chris Rose, Kevin Millar, and Brian Kenny.

  11. knucks says:
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    I’m tracking ADP from Fantrax from week to week. Would anyone be interested in getting a spreadsheet that tracks that? I’m going to try do to it weekly through February/March, with a +/- column.

    Some of the past weeks gains/losses are more obvious (Britton, Altherr, Conforto). Others are more curious. Tim Anderson went from ADP of 186 to 209 in the past week, which I find interesting and don’t really have a good explanation. Gallo was -60 in the past 7 days or so… went from about 106 last week to 167 yesterday.

    Noticed that Fantrax moved Willie Calhoun from the 2B to the OF tab. I’m not sure if the same thing happened with Gallo. I didn’t notice it and I think I would have.

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: That’s hardcore, Knucks!

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It:

        \ \m/ / \ \m/ /

        ^these are knucks haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: That sounds great!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Let me know if there is a particular writer that I might provide that to for their use maybe? Not sure really what to do with it other than maybe just comment here about what I’m seeing week to week. Anyone have any questions or input just let me know here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Email [email protected] tell him I told you, and he can help pass along to right person…

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Perfect. Will do!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

        • Packers says:
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          @knucks: I like the idea. It helps with drafts knowing the current perception of players.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: Knuck if you buck!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OSB!

  12. Billy Blanks says:
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    No Delino Yet?!!? He’s 25 and starting…and this is the year you bury him in the OF ranks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy Blanks: Billy Blanks would say “Tae booooo” to that

  13. DamienD says:
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    wow you really don’t like Odubel Herrera and Nick WIlliams, huh?

    • Cram It says:
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      @DamienD: Odubel can go F himself after last season. There were guys that had more Runs OR RBI than ODB had Runs AND RBI combined.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Cram It: PHI will have a much better offense, this year, though. Don’t you think?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Curious George Springer: Yes, which will probably push ODB towards the bottom of the order, instead of the middle, where he was last year.

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Cram It: good point

      • DamienD says:
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        @Cram It: Herrera had 123 R+RBI. 3 Players had that many R or RBI. 1 wasn’t an OF So I guess you’re right? Not sure what it means though once we’re looking at OF #41-60.
        In terms of OPS, Herrera was #33 last year.

    • Cram It says:
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      @DamienD: Hell, he might no even have a starting gig come opening day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DamienD: Williams isn’t starting, and Odubel is a bore

      • Cj says:
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        @Grey: Herrera was a beast in the second half last year. Of course at that point I’d already dropped him… Sooo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Old School Brother says:
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          @Cj: Is this CJ Wilson?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I knew it!

      • DamienD says:
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        @Grey: I’ll take that bet!

  14. A-Ram Baller says:
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    3 keepers in a semi standard 12 team H2H league. Have Rizzo and Harper who should #3 be?

    Ronald Acuna
    Edwin Encarnacion
    Dee Gordon
    Eloy Jiminez
    Kyle Schwarber
    Gleyber Torres
    Jon Lester
    Evan Longoria
    Chris Taylor

    • Scherff says:
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      Aaron Hicks must be in the next 20. Curious of what is expected from him this year. Had a little surge before he got hurt.

    • Cram It says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: Keep just this year, Edwin. Keep forever, I defer to the prospect guys between Torres and Acuna.

      • A-Ram Baller says:
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        @Grey: Keeper forever… so who between Acuna or Torres?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Torres?

        • LenFuego says:
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          @A-Ram Baller: @A-Ram Baller: If I understand correctly, you can keep a guy forever, but you only keep 3 players each year? Keepers go way down in value in a league like that. I would just go keep EE.

          If you are going to keep a prospect in a format like that, it is only because you think they can be an absolute superstar. I would lean Acuna over Eloy for that, with Torres a distant 3rd.

          With that group of keepers, if this is a draft league and you are allowed to keep less than 3 and get draft picks in lieu of the keeper at the top of the draft, I would actually just keep Bryce and Rizzo.

  15. J-FOH says:
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    I would say I like the “black cherry” seltzer but if I did I’d probably get some angry tweet at me that ends in a #metoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Neneh Cherry seltzer

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I hear Don Cherry seltzer is firme in Canada

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don Cheadle seltzer will act its way all over some accolades

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Do you know who Don Cherry is?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHAHA, just Googled him, I though it was Neneh’s dad at first

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Holy Jesus effin Christ this guy is amazing, how did I not know him? He’s wearing a kimono suit, I need that like yesterday!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Go around as Don Cherry everyday. Our Hockey writer hasn’t brought this to your attention yet? I would consider getting a new hockey writer.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, Viz is carrying hockey and basketball podcasts and is a pro poker player, so can’t front on him…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      and a baseball dynasty expert, when speaking of the top 100 players

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Viz of all trades

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Master of none?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We don’t talk about that now that Aziz is Time’s Up.

                    • Viz

                      Viz says:
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                      Three cheap shots in a row from a person I never interacted with. Good for you.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Oh loosen up your hockey pants. The site is called Razzball…. and you have interacted with me via email

                    • Viz

                      Viz says:
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                      @J-FOH: I had forgotten about that in all honesty being that it was 2 years ago that I gave a top 50 prospect ranking that never ever came out of it, so I stand corrected on that point.

                      Regardless, I don’t mind poking fun, especially if it’s directly to the person so they can joke about it too. Sorry that I don’t see the humor in reading it as I read Grey’s post and the subsequent comments. Carry on.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Grey and I always have a stream of consciousness conversations and Don Cherry led to you

                  • Viz

                    Viz says:
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                    @Grey: Might need you on the hockey podcast to talk about Don Cherry now Grey! And Cherry’s flamboyance and hatred of all things non-Canadian. And you trying to pronounce some European names!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Please, I can’t even pronounce Bobby Orr

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How’d I not know this guy? He’s amazing!

                  • Viz

                    Viz says:
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                    @Grey: He’s basically the Canadian version of Trump except that his hatred is towards Europeans, and that Canada isn’t dumb enough to give him actual power. Some of the shit that he says is bolder than his suits! But he’s been TV for forever and a day

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like he needs to come on the Razzball podcast!

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In light of Domingo likely being traded away and/or marginalized, who do we like to replace him as my final keeper (12 team, OBP OPS H2H categories, no MI/CI and only 3 OF)?

    Existing keepers are $58 Harper (potentially higher than his auction salary, but feels like a must keep in OBP 3-OF format), $51 Goldy, $4 Severino, and $5 Rhys.

    – Upton $13 (would be my 3rd and final OF and would plug up my UTL with Rhys)
    – Devers $5 (might actually be draftable for less b/c no CI and we’re all Yankee or Mets fans)
    – Nola $6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we wait to see where he’s traded? Devers tho

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Haha . . . fingers crossed for COL! Boston would be interesting too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My guess is Rangers

          • Mind=Blown says:
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            @Grey: That would be not bad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, it wouldn’t be not bad

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wait, that’s not right

                • Sweatpants Nation says:
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                  @Grey: I’m thinking Domingo goes to Indians. Bewers need pitching/tribe could use OF

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I would like that

                    • Sweatpants Nation says:
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                      @Grey: Also, saw maybe Royals for Merrifield but that was on Hot Stove thuis morning so whatever I guess.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Royals just signed Alcides so they don’t need anything else

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Good point. That would hurt my excitement for Deshizz though . . . although, probably would hurt Willie Calhoun primarily (not Delino).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hurt all 3 of them likely, very few places for Domingo to go where it’s great

  17. Cognoscere says:
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    Grey,

    Does Domingo Santana’s value drop tremendously now that he is not a starter? Do you see the Brewers keeping him as the 4th outfielder?

    • Cognoscere says:
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      Sorry…didn’t read the 5000 comments before this one…

      • Cj says:
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        @Grey: @Cognoscere: Santana is 100% starting

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Cj: Not so much with the Brewers signing Lorenzo Cain.

  18. Schwann says:
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    Berrios or Conforto for this season? Can keep 1, but would only be able to keep either for this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  19. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Still stuck on infielders. Lol. Better value Lindor $7. Schoop $5 or Macho man at $26. And by how much. Thank you sir

    • Domingo says:
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      @Uncle Ernie:

      Uh Lindor, given those prices. Use your noggin, bro.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Uncle Ernie: @Uncle Ernie: Lindor at $7 is a no-brainer – by far the best value among those 3.

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        @LenFuego: I thought so too. Wanted some opinions. Thanks

  20. Domingo says:
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    So I know Milwaukee is one of the best hitter’s parks, but Santana actually had better splits away vs home last year. You really that down on him now that he’s likely to be moved? Obviously kind of depends on the landing spot, but he’s still a young patient hitter with power and a handful of steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends where he goes, right now he’s a bench bat with a stacked OF in front of him

    • Cram It says:
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      @Domingo: But he hasn’t moved. Use your noggin’ bro.

  21. Lil john says:
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    So before the injury news, you had Conforto at #29 OF for this year. Where would you put him in keeper ranks and OBP league? Top 10 OF? 15? 20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 30

      • Lil john says:
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        @Grey: Seems low if you mean he’s only the 30th best OF keeper. Am I missing something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is there a price? Number of teams? Other keepers?

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Lil john: As a keeper OF in an OBP league Conforto is prolly closer to Top 15.

  22. Hollywood says:
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    Is your ranking of 100 OFs in 5 separate posts a bit of a way to troll us all until the SP ranks are finally unveiled? I kid…i appreciate them all, but that SP drafting is where teams are made

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, they’re laid out this way so there’s not one post that’s 15,000 words

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        @Grey: Grey’s got words. Lots of words. So many words.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The best words!

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: Wait….lots of your posts are 15,000 words…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, CGS, okay!

  23. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just acquired Chance Adams from the Yankees. It cost me minor leaguer Matt Thaiss from the Angels. How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did good, Scott.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I feel like a dog. You did good Scott (rubbing my head like a dog) LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t make me get the newspaper.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            if you grab the newspaper, i will poop in the corner LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  24. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    You discuss several series you watch. Have you gotten into The Crown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like the Crown, Cougs loves it… It’s very ‘adult’…. You should watch Dark.

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        @Grey: Same here. Haha. My wife is laid up after foot surgery and she’s been watching it. I’ve caught most of it here and there (between trying to figure out why the Brewers woud trade surplus OF and get and sign OF). I’ve liked it to. Thanks for the Dark recommendation. I’ll check it out. Have a great weekend. Looking forward to pitchers once you get through all these OFs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, you too!

  25. jack florida says:
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    14 tean h2h pts league takeover team keep 6

    need to lose 2

    dee gordon
    mancini
    arenado
    bogaerts
    travis shaw
    mazara
    darvish
    a chapman

    thanks for all the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara, Mancini… I was gonna say lose Yu over Mancini, looks like you have no SPs

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: taking the team over, pitching is a mess, very strict game limits 162 starts at every position, including rp and sp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then you might wanna keep Yu, unless you don’t think you’re competing this year anyway, then it might not matter if pitching is a mess, how many teams?

          • jack florida says:
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            @Grey: 14 teams

            • jack florida says:
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              @jack florida: 7th pick in the draft

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Expect any decent SPs to be in the draft? Expect to compete this year?

                • jack florida says:
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                  @Grey: yes to both questions

                  did you check out damnation or good behavior yet?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I haven’t… Watched Dark on Netflix, which was awesome… If you’re gonna compete this year, I’d lean towards keeping Yu…

                    • jack florida says:
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                      @Grey: thanks, if i cannot compete , then mancini?

                      i need to tale a good look at the other rosters

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I like Mancini better… Don’t really even like Yu, but you should go to draft with one SP

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And who others are keeping matters too, especially SPs

                    • jack florida says:
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                      @Grey:
                      thanks, i will take a good look at the other rosters

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  26. Mark says:
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    Can I please have a quick pitcher preview? Do you think Wood or McCullers has a better 2018? Both top 15-20 pitchers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not in the top 20

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: Okay, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. kent says:
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    Sorry to ask this again: You create tiers in your position rankings but when you begin a new position, you state you already went over the profile in Top 10 and Top 20 overall players and assigned them into tiers but THOSE tiers are for the overall rankings not the individual positions. How do I translate those Overall tiers into position tiers? For example, if I took the tiers in the overall and transferred them to the OF 1-20, then I would have Trout (Tier 1), Harper, Betts, Stanton (Tier 2), Bryant (Tier 3), JD, Springer, and Bellinger (Tier 4), Blackmon (Tier 5) Judge (Tier 6)…Would this be the way the OFielders would be tiered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d put Blackmon and Judge in same tier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Something official?

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          @Better Call Limehouse: but us thames dynasty owners better get the air gun (stupid lack of real gun, F’ing pansy school boys we are)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, it’s not great, but I can’t believe they’re gonna move Braun to 1B and Thames to the bench… My guess is they trade Domingo for what they obviously need, a SP

            • Better Call Limehouse says:
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              @Grey: that would make more sense in the short term for them (if they can’t move braun’s ugly contract anyway), but then why even mention the above (them, not me).

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Right now can’t imagine they’re not thinking short term

  28. Chris says:
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    Trea Turner for Rhys, Ahmed Rosario, eloy. Dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  29. ypu says:
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    You see any hope for success from Dillon Peters or Andrew Triggs this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  30. Micah says:
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    Guy wants to give me Kluber, Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and a 14th round pick (essentially 2nd round) for Arenado in my dynasty league with 12 keepers and 5 minor keepers. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent haul

  31. J-FOH says:
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    You watch Homicide Hunter yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet, you watch Dark yet?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Im always behind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ketchup!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            JFOH, we should’ve went to Vegas this weekend to see Ralph

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: I was going to hit you up to split the driving with but I have to be in town on Sunday by 11. It was a bad weekend for me. And you go to bed at a retiree’s bedtime. How fun could that be?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, it’s Cougs’ birthday weekend, so not great for me either…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: you buy him a plane ticket to spring training and I’ll let him stay with me in my room and then we can all be together…he deserves this

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Why do you get to room with him?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: he prefers a taller gentleman

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

  32. pepper says:
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    Clevinger or ERod have more upside in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  33. Jack Straw says:
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    Standard 5 x5 keeper roto league with $5 annual inflation rates.

    Trade Gleyber Torres $9 for JD Martinez $23 – what do you say

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how many teams, but I’d likely take JD

  34. Peacecoast says:
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    Hi G. Keeper question! Warning they are pretty shitty.

    12 team mixed cbs league. 5×5 altho nsvh and net sb-cs (which I hate but can’t get league to change). Keep 5 by rounds. 2 cathcers. I pick 11th. Dont have to keep 5 btw can go with less if really no value.

    Zunino 26
    F rivero 25
    R iglesias 19
    O arcia 20
    Kimbrel 8
    D gordon 3 (doubt he would make it to me if I didn’t keep him cuz inflation from other keepers)

    Leaning zunino, rivero, arcia, iglesias, gordon. I find good closers get more sv than good middle relievers get holds. So considering kimbrel. Also kinda wanna take gordon to lock up those sb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree –> Leaning zunino, rivero, arcia, iglesias, gordon

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