Chugging right along in the 2022 fantasy baseball rankings! All things being equal the top 60 starters for 2022 fantasy baseball is around the 150th overall range to about 225th overall. This is your number three to fourth starters. Of course it could be your first starter if you’ve punted everything accidentally by oversleeping your draft. Wipe that sweat off your brow and grab the Streamonator! Oh, yeah, our subscriptions are up and running, and that comes with our online Fantasy Baseball War Room. Here’s Steamer’s 2022 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2022 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Pitchers. All projections included here are mine, and where I see tiers starting and stopping are included. Anyway, here’s the top 60 starters for 2022 fantasy baseball:

NOTE: All 2022 fantasy baseball projections are based on a 162-game season, and will be until we hear definitively there will be less games, due to the CBA. Also, I’m going on the assumption the NL is getting the DH.

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NOTE III: Free agents are listed as just that and not yet projected. Once a guy signs, I will write out their blurb and add in projections, or remove them, if they sign in an unfavorable place. They are ranked currently where I think they might be if they sign on for a full-time job.

TO CONTINUE BACK TO THE TOP 40 STARTERS FOR 2022 FANTASY BASEBALL

41. Ranger Suarez – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until Lynn. I call this tier, “Bosom buddies.” This tier is you being optimistic. This tier is you chasing bliss, but there’s a chance you’ll never get there. This tier is slightly different than the top 40 starters for 2022 fantasy baseball tier, Sideways Bosom. They’re potentially higher upside guys in this tier, but with a higher level of risk. In other words, the safety of the bosom doesn’t feel as strong with them. They’re friends of the bosom. Call ’em Bosom Buddies. In general terms, these guys are risky number threes, high number fours. As for Suarez, already gave you my Ranger Suarez sleeper. It was written while telling my mother I’m on speakerphone and her not knowing how to shut it off. 2022 Projections: 10-7/3.55/1.15/142 in 145 IP

42. Joe Ryan – Already gave you my Joe Ryan fantasy. It was a dad yelling it had enough of your crap. 2022 Projections: 8-9/3.81/1.12/166 in 152 IP

43. Eduardo Rodriguez – Already gave you my Eduardo Rodriguez fantasy. It was written while kayaking over Niagara Falls.  2022 Projections: 14-7/3.77/1.24/217 in 191 IP

44. Michael Kopech – If La Russa weren’t in Chicago, I’d pencil Kopech in the rotation from Jump Street. Kopech is one Tony La Russa-falling-asleep-at-a-stop-sign away from being a top 20 starter. Hey, I got an idea! Let’s open a bar right at the end of Tony La Russa’s driveway. Call it Tony’s, and the bar’s televisions only show La Russa highlights. Tony will never leave Tony’s, and the White Sox can manage themselves, which would include Kopech being a starter on Opening Day. Might actually be underselling Kopech by saying he’s a top 20 starter overall, if he’s a starter on Opening Day. Top 10 might be more like it. Though, I guess his lack of innings might hurt him. Michael Kopech in 2022 = FreddyKBB last year. The good news is even if we can’t get Tony’s Bar & Grill open by March, Kopech, as a middle reliever and occasional starter, will still get you 120-140 overall type value. 2022 Projections: 7-4/3.19/1.24/176 in 128 IP

45. Tanner Houck – Already gave you my Tanner Houck sleeper. It had cereal for dinner and was wrongly criticized.  2022 Projections: 8-7/3.27/1.08/156 in 126 IP

46. Sonny Gray – The Reds produced a weird year from their starters. By the way, been saying “weird” like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever for the last 35 years of my life. Weird, indeed. The Reds managed to have three of the unluckiest pitchers, Luis Castillo, Tyler Mahle and Sonny Gray and one of the luckiest, Wade Miley. Not gonna debate all four of them here, two have already been ranked in my 2022 fantasy baseball rankings, and will catch up with Miley eventually. Speaking of my rankings, I’m trying to find out who made this video, anyone know?

I don’t know whether to pat them on the back or file a restraining order.

As for Gray… *turns to mirror* “What you doin’, baby?” That’s me talking to me! What’s funny (to only me), I got into Vanderbilt, but didn’t go there, but Sonny Gray did. Was so close to meeting my Evil Twin. Bummer! I also got into Tulane and if I went there, I’d be dead by now from partying in New Orleans, so I guess my Sliding Doors choices are doing okay.

Sonny Gray was wildly unlucky last year. He had 4.7% barrel%. That’s 5th best in league. The top 5: Burnes, Wheeler, Morton, Castillo and Gray. The top 20 is all a solid crop of guys, though a few sneak in, so maybe it’s not the end all. But, wait, there’s more! Gray was top ten for average exit velocity. Another solid group of starters. The ones in both lists are elite. Check this: No one is barreling the ball up, and when they do, they’re making terrible contact. But there’s more! Gray had a .216 xBA, between a top closer (Barlow) and a top SP (Morton). 42nd best xwOBA, right in front of Woodruff. It goes on and on. The only problem Gray had was he couldn’t stop staring at his mustache–Wait, him Gray, not me Grey. His only problem was too many homers allowed. The park he’s in sucks for that, but if he can just get to 1 HR/9 vs. 1.26 HR/9, he’s gonna be a 3.60 ERA pitcher. UPDATE: Traded to the Twins. Good on the Twins. Gray (him not me) was at the bottom of his perceived value last year after an unlucky year, and, well, you can read about all that in the above blurb. All that was standing between him and an uptick in value was less homers allowed, so what better place than the Hubert H. Homerfree Dome? Kinda bummed I haven’t drafted him in multiple leagues already. 2022 Projections: 11-9/3.79/1.22/189 in 167 IP

47. Jordan Montgomery – Already gave you my Jordan Montgomery sleeper. It was written while trying on pants. 2022 Projections: 13-10/3.67/1.18/184 in 179 IP

48. Luis Garcia – You could go to a three-game set with the Astros and see less than ten total fastballs from their starters. Assuming McCullers is healthy, obviously. And Verlander isn’t. Well, you get the picture/pitcher. Luis Garcia is one of the biggest sleepers. Not that he’ll produce stats way above his value, but his throwing motion is “putting an imaginary baby to sleep.” Did you hear that MLB was using two different baseballs last year? Article came out stating that, and it didn’t shock me at all, knowing MLB. Rob Boyfred is as grimy as it gets. With that in mind, it wouldn’t shock me if MLB gave the Astros’ pitchers the “dead” balls to help them pitch and their opponents the “juiced” ball for their hitters. This way the Astros seemed more legit and less like a product of the cheating scandal, taking some heat off Boyfred. I bring this up because the Astros’ pitchers seemed to overperform, in general.

Don’t mind Garcia, but it’s hard to reconcile that he’s a 9.7 K/9, 2.9 BB/9 guy. His 18.5% K-BB% was 24th in the league, and, in 155 1/3 IP, it’s hard to fake that completely. My biggest concern is Garcia becomes closer to a 9.5 K/9, 3.4 BB/9 pitcher, which seemed closer to reality before last year. That’s not a hideous pitcher, but that’s a 3.9o ERA guy, potentially, and not 3.60 ERA or better. Quibbles, perhaps, but that’s what starter rankings are. Do you want the guy who should go 3.45-3.60 ERA or the guy who should go 3.60-3.90 ERA? 2022 Projections: 12-9/3.74/1.24/194 in 177 IP

49. Lance Lynn – His stats last year: 10.1 K.9, 2.6 BB/9, 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. His numbers have been essentially the same for three years. You can chase a young, crazy sexy upside starter. I will at times, but I’ll do it after locking down a strong bet to get some solid stats like Lynn. Wanna go for an upside-hello-sexy starter? Please do! Just don’t go for it here with someone like Bieber. Save your upside-whoa-mama for your 2nd or 3rd starter. You know what the equivalent is to the Bieber pick this year as a number one starter? The schmohawks that drafted Glasnow as their number one last year. Hey, one love, but it took some real marbles in the cabeza to think Glasnow was going to be a safe number one last year. Lynn may not wear a sports bra and slide on his knees into the dugout with a 13 K/9, but he’ll easily get you a 3.50 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 175 Ks in 155+ IP. That’s the floor too! UPDATE: Torn meniscus and out until mid-May. 2022 Projections: 9-6/3.27/1.06/144 in 134 IP

50. Luis Severino – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until Skubal. I call this tier, “Dorf on Golf Presents: Fore!” This tier is filled with fourth starters who could go way wide of their intended target. I’m drafting them, but there’s a reason these guys aren’t number twos or threes. As for Severino, the difference between him (and Noah Syndergaard and Clevinger) and Verlander was age, to be quite frank…lin Mint, mah gawd, these Gerald Ford coins are gonna be worth so much in fifty years! By the way, the Oliver Stone movie, JFK, was such a huge success that they greenlit The Truman Show, thinking it was about Harry S. Truman. Little bit of fake trivia for you! Maybe Severino is drafted before the 4th starters are coming off the board; maybe you can’t pull the trigger because of the risk factor. All fair points. I struggled with whether I wanted Severino, Clevinger and Syndergaard. The spinning wheel landed on yes, because for two of them their few innings last year gave me enough confidence to get on board, and their age, as mentioned. Severino’s never going to get anywhere near his high of 193 IP this year, unless Aaron Boone wants him to fill his Tommy John surgery stamp card, but take the possible injury discount and bank on the track record. 2022 Projections: 10-6/3.59/1.21/178 in 141 IP

51. Noah Syndergaard – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Signed with the Angels. Last year, the Mets’ record was 77-85 and the Angels’ record was 77-85. Eduardo Rodriguez signed with the 77-85 Tigers. So, which 77-85 team will be the best in 2022? Write your answer on a note card, put it in an envelope, fart in the envelope and put it in the mail, care of Rob Manfred, MLB Offices, 666 Hell Road. This is a solid landing spot for Noah Syndergaard. He goes from being screamed at by a guy named Big Al to the The Big A. The Mets jokers, all of whom have shows on WFAN, were out in legion after the deal went down:

Syndergaard should be all-systems-go when it’s go-time. The only question is for how many innings. My guess is around 150 IP, but that has a plus or minus of 40 IP, which is a much bigger plus or minus on innings than usual, i.e., if he threw 190 or 110 IP, it wouldn’t shock me. Because of that, there’s real risk with him. Also, because it might be on your mind, he lost 3 MPH on his fastball when he returned for two innings last year, but that was two random innings in September, where he would’ve been a fool to try to throw his hardest. If he’s having issues in the spring, then that’ll have me change my tune, but right now I’m humming The Ronettes’ Be My Baby.” And that’s me quoting me! 2022 Projections: 9-7/3.32/1.27/151 in 148 IP

52. Mike Clevinger – A few guys float around the rankings as I’m writing them up. Meaning they start in one tier, then as I dig in they get moved, then later they’re moved again, and Clevinger was moved to about five different tiers before landing here. From both good and bad tiers to different starter rankings posts. Ended up here with Clevinger, because I thought about it like this, if Syndergaard hadn’t thrown two innings last year would I still be willing to draft him, and, if the answer is “yes,” then go to Baltic Avenue and collect $150 from someone named Crackrock Billy. Well, guess what? Pay up, Crackrock Billy! Guessing Clevinger’s command will be a little wonky at first, but he’s always been a high-K guy with a low-3 ERA in his career, and should be able to return a modicum of that, which is still better than 75% of other starters. 2022 Projections: 8-5/3.41/1.19/161 in 132 IP

53. Jose Urquidy – Sounds like I want to pinch his cheeks whenever I say his name. “No, Ur-a-cutie,” punctuated by a cheek pinch. Currently, Ur-a-cutie is listed as the Astros’ 5th starter, but Verlander and McCullers are wearing Riddler’s leotards, and Urquidy could end up as the Astros’ ace. Likely won’t, but “could” can do a lot of heavy lifting. You can tell how serious a ‘pert is by how many times they use the words “could” and “maybe.” I’m at about four ‘could’s and five ‘maybe’s in on Urquidy. His pitching profile looks like the kind the Twins create out of electricity and a mountain of mashed potatoes. Yawnstipating Ks, but command that just makes you wanna slap a fanny and get outed in Vanity Fair during a MeToo moment. Urquidy’s walk rate is so pristine it’s hard to imagine him not being a 3.50-ish ERA, plus or minus .30. Could and/or maybe, that is. 2022 Projections: 10-6/3.54/1.03/126 in 143 IP

54. Patrick Sandoval – Already gave you my Patrick Sandoval sleeper. It pressed its hand against the window while the love of its life left. Aw. 2022 Projections: 8-9/3.84/1.27/159 in 141 IP

55. Logan Gilbert – Nearly wrote a sleeper post for Gilbert, but I write the sleeper posts in October/November and have to anticipate who will be a “sleeper” by January or even March, and Gilbert struck me as a guy who wouldn’t be a sleeper. If anything, I thought Gilbert would be a guy who was slightly overrated, and, well, would you look at the giant brain on Grey! From early drafts, I’ve noticed Gilbert is being drafted above where I have him ranked (I have him around 200 vs. 150 ADP). This is a “smart” league vs. a friends and family league thing again. It doesn’t mean people are “smarter” gambling earlier on Gilbert, but there will be some who think that. 9.7 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 alone tells a promising story. 4.19 xFIP tells a different story. The 19.9% K-BB% might tell the only story that matters. There’s the fastball he threw 62% of the time that had a .258 xBA and 21.6% Whiff Rate, which could tell another–Okay, there’s a lot of stories here. Guess what I’m saying is while I like the idea of Gilbert, and would draft him if he falls to me, there’s too many competing stories for me to reach higher.  So, I’m in, but maybe not realistically in some leagues. 2022 Projections: 9-10/3.87/1.15/162 in 148 IP

56. Anthony DeSclafani – Let’s just look at his last year: 9 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and a 3.89 ERA. Psyche! That was his 2019 when he was pitching in the ultra crappy park in Cincy. DeSclafani’s been a solid late pick for a long time now; you’re only just realizing it. Why? I don’t know, check your brain for answers. I ain’t about to Scooby and the Gang into your brain for that magical mystery.

Been a Stanthony of DeSclafani for as long as I can remember. A big time fani! Play the horn I’m dancing to DeSKAfani and having a Zoot Suit Riot. What’s wild, he’s been drafted as late as 297th overall in some leagues this year. El oh–*coughs* C’mon, what are you doing? I nearly ranked him up with my number three starters. His strikeouts upside is less promising than, say, Tyler Mahle, but you’re telling me DeSclafani’s ERA and WHIP are gonna be worse? Please don’t say silly things. 2022 Projections: 10-9/3.48/1.11/161 in 176 IP

57. Tarik Skubal – Comerica Park is a terrible place to hit home runs, unless you’re facing Tigers’ pitching. Truly remarkable how many homers the Tigers’ pitching has allowed through the years considering their park. Matthew Boyd might’ve allowed 100 homers if he played in a more friendly park. Not in a season, in a game. Put Boyd in Coors and the 1st inning of his first career start in 2015 and the game would still be going if they never took him out. That’s right, Boyd would be going on his 7th year in the 1st inning of his 1st game, and the 2015 season would still be going. This is actual math, maybe you’ve heard of it.

Tarik Skubal also has a homer problem. He never did in the minors, and his Ks (near-10 K/9) and command (2.8 BB/9) make me think I should’ve wrote a sleeper post for him, then the further I dig in, and his Statcast is a thing to behold like having to cater for Joey Chestnut. The prowess of eating is astounding, you’re taken aback, but you have to pay for it, so it’s bittersweet. More sweet than bitter. Bitter then sweet. Not sure it’s an exaggeration to say Skubal has the worst Statcast page I’ve ever seen for a guy I’m recommending. 2022 Projections: 10-11/4.01/1.21/190 in 171 IP

58. Justin Verlander – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until the top 80 starters for 2022 fantasy baseball. I call this tier, “Chck ngin.” This tier is named after the “Check Engine” light on a dashboard of a car that is in such bad disrepair its “E” lights are out too. Chck ngin is a tier I don’t want. This tier could be ranked about fifty picks later and I still wouldn’t draft them, so why not just rank them later? Meh, what fun is that? Just ignore them when they come up in your drafts. This tier has more question marks than the Riddler’s leotards. I want to drive to the West Coast to meet up with some hot blonde, while I’m carpooling with some down-to-earth brunette that I inadvertently fall in love with, i.e., I want Sure Things. I do not want the Riddler’s leotards.

“Ya saying I get to sleep next to Kate Upton every night? Is this real life?” That’s Verlander’s new elbow tendon. That tendon bagged the big one! Now if that new tendon doesn’t go out and win a Cy Young, it might be sleeping in the garage next offseason. Or worse, Kate will subtweet it! Sorry, this is all nonsense, but what’s there to say about Verlander? He’s thrown five innings since 2019, and he’s 38 and just had Tommy John surgery. He should be available for Opening Day, but Luis Severino is 11 years his junior and barely back. It’s hard to imagine Verlander heading to the mound with his new elbow tendon for 200 IP while that tendon stares off at Kate in the stands. There’s just too many massive question marks here and not worth it. 2022 Projections: 10-5/3.71/1.13/154 in 141 IP

59. Clayton Kershaw – What I said in the Carlos Rodon blurb goes triple for Kershaw. UPDATE: Re-signed with the Dodgers. Here’s what I said the other day, “Not sure if it’s against HIPAA or something, but my in-law’s friends are staying at a hotel in Arizona where a bunch of Dodgers are also working out, and Kershaw is there. So, my guess is he’s re-signing with the Dodgers, does that mean he’s healthy? No, not really. Does extra time before the season mean he will be healthy? No. You want a headache? Draft an injured pitcher.” And that’s me quoting me! 2022 Projections: 8-3/3.27/1.05/136 in 117 IP

60. Jack Flaherty – It’s not that I don’t like Flaherty, in general, but you got dust bunnies rolling around in your noggin if you think I’m drafting him this year. Feels like Bieber, Part 2. Call him Chase Dreams. In the last two years, Flaherty has 118 1/3 IP and a 3.80 ERA. Hey, I’m the first one to say ERA isn’t everything, but the rest of the peripherals are not moving me to put up a pants tent and announce my nunca-dying love while starring on a telenovela. He ended the year with a shoulder strain, missing a month. Missed two months before with an oblique strain. Hasn’t been great in 18 months. Ya know, maybe I’m being silly for wanting guys who will be great vs. can be great, but call me silly, and paint a clown nose on my face. UPDATE: Received a PRP injection in his torn right shoulder and won’t throw for two weeks. I was avoiding him before, now I’m close to removing him from my rankings altogether. 2022 Projections: 5-4/3.66/1.09/109 in 106 IP

CONTINUE TO THE TOP 80 STARTERS FOR 2022 FANTASY BASEBALL

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Zach
Zach
6 months ago

Hey Grey!

Given your general dislike of Randy Arroz con Pollo, and seemingly happy thoughts on deSKAfani – would you keep:

Randy Arozarena for $26 — or — Anthony Desclafani for $1

Thanks!

Zach
Zach
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks!

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
7 months ago

Grey one more question for the week. 8 team keeper Wheeler $5 Manoah $2 Peralta $3 Robbie Ray $3. Please rank them based on salary vs auction draft value. Thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Thanks Grey. ?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
7 months ago

Hi Grey. How’s it going. Just in case we play ball this year. Keeper question. 8 team espn league. I usually keep one pitcher here’s my choices. Scherzer $28. Morton $5. Lynn $9. Please help me pick one. Thanks

Anthony
Anthony
7 months ago

I haven’t since McCullers yet. Did I miss him or are you just that low on him?

Powdered Toast Man
Powdered Toast Man
7 months ago

The Sure Thing was a vastly underrated 80s movie. Anthony Disco was a stud on my staff last year and I’m hoping to redraft him if we have ball. Several of these guys above the chck ngin will be on my mixed league staff. Great work Grey- love the Rankings Roger!

Dude
Dude
7 months ago

10 Team League. Been going strong for 10 years now. OBP, QS, SVHD. Keep 13 forever, no cost. Current keepers:
Alonso
Devers
Story
Olson
Arozarena
Haniger
Meadows

Scherzer
Burnes
Woodruff
Urias
Gausman
Hader

Would you make any changes to current keepers? Thinking of swapping Meadows for Cronenworth.(1B, 2B,SS eligibility) Other possible keepers.

Cronenworth
Tapia
Edman
Swanson
Donaldson
Happ

toolshed
toolshed
7 months ago

So according to scherzer the players don’t want to work with a mediator because what they are offering is fair on both sides. I believe this is what is commonly referred to as an impasse. Ugh

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toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

I agree with the posturing. The hard stance tactic from both sides cannot last forever. As this thing continues to drag out, both sides will have to compromise to get a deal done. They both have no leverage with the clock. Nobody makes any money w/o baseball. I guess I am not as optimistic as you are about the season starting on time even with an abbreviated spring.

Sport
Sport
7 months ago

Grey the White! I won’t say where but in patreon you were kind of aggressive on Taylor Rogers overall ranking. You pretty confident where you have him and is he possibly your first closer off the board?

Thank you sir. Happy Friday!

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 months ago

Which combo wold you prefer?
A- 1b-Bell Of- Jimenez

B- 1b- Goldy Of- Carlson or Winker

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
7 months ago

Thanks Grey! This is where the $$$$ is made!

Question in regards to a few of these cats. In a $1000 keeper points league that increases players by $20 each year, assuming this would be a 6th or 7th pitcher on my squad, I draft them for under $20, and I am aiming for keeper upside, would anything change in the ranks?

Joe Ryan
Eduardo Rodriguez
Tanner Houck
Sonny Gray
Jordan Montgomery
Patrick Sandoval

Appreciate your thoughts!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Thanks!

Bterry
Bterry
7 months ago

The guys in this list will make up most of my staff. These are my people!!

Bterry
Bterry
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

That should be my new NFBC team name.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
7 months ago

Whoever it was that made the mystery video should realize that jealousy is the most sincere form of flattery.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

While Frankgrimes theory about the video maker may be closer to the truth than my theory, my theory may have more upside.
I am not a professional profiler. But I have watched you tube video’s and listened to podcasts on Spotify on how to profile, so I now have skills.
Anyways, here is my profile of the mystery video poster:

A few years ago, this person was a Razzball newbie and wanted an edge in his fantasy league which he never had much success at. So, he went all in on January Grey’s rankings, but had a hard time focusing on the overall picture of the universe that Greys rankings create. He focused on just one thing.

So at his auction draft that year, he put an opening bid of $80 on Delino Deshiz ( the next Ricky Henderson ) . Just for reference, in this draft the next highest bid player that year was Trout at $48.

Suffice it to say, this person came in last place and was laughed out of his league. Things hit rock bottom for this person when his wife was leaving him while revealing to him that she was having an affair with the person who won the fantasy league that year. I mean, you know how fantasy baseball championships are like aphrodisiac to most women.

So, this person has been simmering in the shadows for the past few years blaming all of their problems in life on January Grey. Finally, after being triggered by a Manford press conference, the person spent a lot of time planning to exact their revenge by making this video on You Tube, thinking that they would bring down Razznation and January Grey.

Of course, when you drive in the loser lane for so long, you grow so accustomed to it that you forget how to change lanes. The video revenge plan will work as well as the $80 bid on Deshiz.

Into the profile computer for balding, older, vengeful, sweatpants wearing ,cheating wife, tenuous control of the english language…..

Your mystery video dude is:

Rudy Guliani.

Ok. Maybe Grimey was more correct than me.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Ace of Spades
7 months ago

Nice

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Ace of Spades
7 months ago

My theory is it was that bald blow hard Ray Flowers exacting revenge…

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hot corner
hot corner
7 months ago

Vanderbilt and Tulane were my final two choices of schools. I went to Tulane. If you survive freshman year, there is no place more fun to go to school.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
7 months ago

Any video with Yakaty Sax in it gets my upvote.

Stratomatics
Stratomatics
7 months ago

Riddlers tights would b a great tier name – love it.

So, I thought I had my keepers worked out until the rankings , SP is DEEP, OF maybe not so much…so

5×5 auction roto 12 team keep 4 at same cost Top bid was $52 for FTJ

I was
Gausman $4
Webb $3
Fried $6
Austin Reily $6

Now thinking
Harper $33
Starling Marte $20
Reily $6
Gausman $4

Also Have Polanco at $5 and Adolis at $3

Thoughts?

Stratomatics
Stratomatics
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

I was set on those four but OF looks pretty shallow so I think Harper and Marte are decent foundation pieces at a decent discount. And can find replacement arms for Webb and Fried

Howevers.. thats a cheap set of top SP’s and lots of money to spend on whatever I want….

Stratomatics
Stratomatics
Reply to  Stratomatics
7 months ago

Also, relatively low K’s from 2 of 3 SP’s

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
7 months ago

Grey – love the pitcher ranks, feel like I want to grab a ton of guys from this range this year (which might be my fatal flaw!)

I’m looking at my keeper decisions for this year and I’m trying to decide on my last 3 slots. I have a core of Wander, Jazz, Manoah, McClanahan, Webb, Alcantara, and T Rogers locked up already. Which 3 do you like the best in a keep for up to 5 years format?

Matt Olsen (3rd rd) – 2 yrs remaining
Starling Marte (7th) – 3 years remaining
Austin Meadows (13th) – 3 years remaining
Luis Patino (21st)
Trent Grisham (25th) – 4 years remaining
Jake Cronenworth (26th)
Sixto Sanchez (26th) – 4 years remaining
Andrew Vaughn (27th)
Mike Clevinger (28th/last round)
Ranger Suarez (28th)
Josiah Gray (28th)
Huascar Ynoa (28th)
Joe Ryan (28th)
Patrick Sandoval (28th)

Thanks!

GoBlueJays
GoBlueJays
7 months ago

Thanks, Grey- Love the site, always appreciate your pitcher rankings!

I need to make a tough choice between Bogaerts, Kelenic, and Teoscar Hernandez for my 7th and 8th keepers. It’s keep forever with no cost. Categories are OBP, HR, R, RBI (no SB category). Keeping Teoscar and Bogaerts means looking for a trade because they would be competing for my only UTIL position. I will need a CF, so Kelenic having that eligibility helps. Thoughts are appreciated!

bigbear
bigbear
7 months ago

I had Skubal for a few stretches last year. Really didn’t expect to see the stank on his pages! Hardhit% and barrel% is double league average. Higher pull%, EV, LA… xERA is 5.58. Lower than average chase%. Babip against was .278 in 2021. On the plus side, the HR trot time has dropped over a second! Hard pass in the draft but can see streaming in the right matchups.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Why is that even a stat!?

Coolwhip
7 months ago

Sonny Gray has already been stated as available for sale. Not Chris Sale, but for trade. So there is already a possibility we see him in a more favorable park for home run suppression (which shouldn’t be too hard outside of GAB lol). One can hope; and you can buy low now cheaper than later when trade talk heats up after lockout. Like you, expect some luck bounce, and a new park would increase said bounce (likely).

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

The funny thing is petco is kinda a neutral ballpark now since they moved the fence, and if there’s a NL DH then it’s basically Anahiem… GAB with DH tho, that could be interesting lol

ukrainegametoyou
ukrainegametoyou
7 months ago

Skubal may have a path…

The slider and change were awesome last year (50% whiff rate on the changeup!)

Ugh, but the fastball got eaten alive. He probably locates it like crap, but hopefully he uses his secondaries more if they’re going to be that legit

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
7 months ago

Thank you G!

Any targets for a dynasty minor draft from the international players?

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
Reply to  Joe Buckyourself
7 months ago

Also, Trade analyzer seems to only have P listed and no Offensive players will come up in the player search.

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

thanks!

Garrett
Garrett
8 months ago

Hi Grey,

Just want to thank you again for all your help last season i beleive it was in this Tier last season which helped me get Bassit, Means, Evaldi and Mahle which helped get me to championsip week despite sadly loosing in the finals..

Your Ranger Suarez Sleeper post and ranking kind of feels similar to Basssit LY. Very relaible #3 would you agree?