With the top 80 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball, we are so close to the end of the rankings I can almost taste it!  Wait, that’s not rankings I taste, I bit my lip and it’s blood.  I wonder if when Dracula bites his lip it’s like when Cougs goes out with her friends and I’m left at home while Emmanuelle is on Cinemax.  I’ll go over exactly how to draft starters in a few days, but there are so many ways to skin a cat we should have PETA breathing down our necks.  Also, I’m hoping to do the RCL signups next Monday.  Stay tuned!  Or not, your call.  All the 2018 fantasy baseball rankings are there.  My tiers and projections are noted.  Anyway, here’s the top 80 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball:

61. Vince Velasquez – This tier started in the top 60 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball.  This tier goes until Giolito.  I called this tier, “Stunod or in a mirror it’s donuts.”   VV, or as I like to call him W, will give you absolutely nothing this year — like 17 IP with a 5.00 ERA — or will give a 10 K/9 with 150 IP and be next level.  This late in the game it’s worth the flyer.  Plus, he plays in Philly, which is the home of the Flyers.  He’s starting to sound can’t miss.  2018 Projections: 8-10/4.14/1.32/143 in 136 IP

62. Alex Reyes – Clevinger, Velasquez, Reyes, Lamet and Giolito could be a sub-tier called, “Pray you get 140 IP, expect 100 IP.”  Reyes is returning from Tommy John surgery, or as they call it in Tommy John’s house, ‘my surgery.’  By the way, for Christmas, Cougs bought me a pair of Tommy John underwear, and I opened it and said, “You bought me arm surgery.”  And we laughed, then I coughed and said, “No, really, this is what you bought me?  I mean, I get the whole Jew thing celebrating Jesus’ b-day, but you bought me underwear?  WTF?”  The Cards are saying Reyes should be back by May 1st, which likely means at the earliest June 15th, then you consider he’s gonna be Rusty Griswold, and who knows what you’re going to get from him.  However, I love the enormous upside — amormous?  Hey, that’s not bad. 2018 Projections: 6-2/3.12/1.30/102 in 91 IP

63. Sean Manaea – I sorted all starters last year by ERA with at least 150 IP and Manaea was 49th overall.  Unfortunately, only 33 starters had an ERA under 4.00 and Manaea’s ERA was 4.37.  I mentioned this because I was looking at what I was projecting for starters through 60 or so starters, and I thought I was too high on ERA, projecting already guys in the 4.00’s, but apparently I’m being optimistic if we have another year like last year.  For comparison’s sake, last year’s 64th ranked pitcher I projected to have a 3.83 ERA.  Oh, and I saw this about Manaea on Rotoworld, “Manaea should build on this season’s experience and continue to become one of the game’s better pitchers in 2018.”  He had a 4.37 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and an under-8 K/9 and over 3 BB/9 last year.  He was much worse last year than in 2016.  Become one of the game’s better pitchers?  He had a 5.23 ERA in the 2nd half.  I’d give that “one of the game’s better pitchers” line the eye roll it deserves, but I’m afraid I’ll pop a blood vessel.  2018 Projections: 11-11/4.11/1.35/152 in 177 IP

64. Lucas Giolito – I have a predilection for inexperienced hitters with a solid minor league track record, and less so for pitchers.  I will also say I don’t 100% trust anyone that uses the word predilection in everyday conversation.  They sound like they have a pedo-lection.  Stretch a Home Depot slide ruler out 500 feet and talk to me from there.  “What’s that?  Having a hard time hearing you.  No, don’t come within 500 feet of me.  Thanks.  Why?  Because you used the word predilection.”  Pitchers are just so flaky.  Prefer to see a solid half season from a young pitcher in the majors before going crazy drafting them (I will pick them up off waivers; after the season starts, all bets are off for grabbing guys).  With that said, I think Giolito is still a work in progress.  Worth a flyer, but I wouldn’t go crazy.  2018 Projections:  7-12/4.23/1.37/159 in 176 IP

65. Garrett Richards – This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Samardzija.  I call this tier, “Shallow Grave.”  Member that movie?  Great flick, right?  Yeah, indeed.  These starters aren’t great.  I call this tier, Shallow Grave, because I wanna make sure I’ve buried these guys sufficiently, i.e., I don’t want any part of them.  As for Richards, he had a 2.28 ERA with a 8.8 K/9 last year.  *trying to type with drool hanging from mouth*  He only threw 27 2/3 IP, and I’d expect less than 100 this year.  *wipes drool, smells wiped-up drool*  Hey, why do guys feel the need to smell everything that comes out of their body?  2018 Projections:  5-3/3.61/1.22/87 in 95 IP

66. Cole Hamels – If I were doing a Life of Pi remake with major league players, I’d put F-Her and Hamels on a raft and push them out to sea.  Though, this is coming from someone who only got three pages into the Life of Pi book and saw a commercial for the movie once, so, ya know, my reference odometer maybe broken.  2018 Projections:  12-10/4.27/1.32/144 in 189 IP

67. Julio Teheran – The Iron Sheik’s fantasy baseball rankings:  Teheran, Trout, Curled Boots.  That’s overall!  “Teheran is #1, ptooey everyone who says otherwise.”  Teheran entered his prime last year, yet he looked like the Braves wished they ordered Prime so they could just ship him somewhere for free.  There’s obviously a chance for a bounce back, but there’s also a chance the girl who blinked at you was actually winking.  2018 Projections:  9-12/4.13/1.33/161 in 192 IP

68. Jeff Samardzija – He’s reliable in every category, except ERA.  For ERA, label a dartboard with 3.00, 3.30, 3.75, 4.00, 4.25 or 4.75 ERA, blindfold yourself, then throw a dart.  What that darts hits has as good an idea as anyone what Samard!&*%@%!^! will do this year.  UPDATE:  Out for a month with a pectoral strain. Apparently, pectoral strains are going around the majors. I blame millennials. They ruined pectorals, and the world. Sorry, guys, this shizz is on you.  I’ve docked Samardzija a monthzija of projections.  2018 Projections: 9-10/4.34/1.18/152 in 161 IP

69. Aaron Sanchez –  This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until Mikolas.  I call this tier, “Dollar Store condoms.”  By this tier name I mean, these guys are a mix of sorta safe, sorta cheap and worth a flyer.  “Wow, I’ve seen lambskin condoms before, but I never knew they made hedgehog skin condoms.”  That’s you going through the Dollar Store condom assortment.  I used this tier name last year, but it made me laugh still, so I used it again.  Shoot me (not you deranged white man).    As for Sanchez, he was shut down with a blister on his finger after Rich Hill sneezed on him, then it was later revealed Sanchez had a finger ligament sprain, then, because all teams lie, the Jays said in October his blister was healed.  Guys, you already told us it was a ligament sprain, not a blister.  *scratches head, moves on*  So, Sanchez will likely be fine to start the season, and, no foolsies, I actually like when pitchers are coming off none elbow/shoulder injuries and didn’t throw a ton of innings the previous year.  Sanchez has been a 7.5 K/9 guy now for a few, and that doesn’t stoke my inner loins, but maybe there’s a reason to throw on the bearskin condom, especially if it helps avoid blisters.  2018 Projections:  8-10/3.90/1.29/130 in 154 IP

70. J.A. Happ – Was a little lost as to where to rank Happ.  What the Happ?  Yeah, I don’t know.  I had him at one point in the David Price tier in the previous ranking post, then had in the next one in the top 100 starters.  I see his past three years of ERAs:  3.61, 3.18, 3.53, and I’m a like, “Yo, the average ERA right now is around 7.35, so Happ’s kinda good.”  He’s older (35), and doesn’t have the flashiest of stuff, and he’s in the AL East–Now you see why he ended up all the way down here with these blowfish skin condoms.  2018 Projections: 12-9/3.66/1.30/161 in 187 IP

71. Jake Odorizzi – Another name for this tier could be, “I like your peripherals, except the ratios that actually matter in my fantasy leagues, like ERA and WHIP.”  Another name for Jake could be, “Jake How I Like My Eggs.”  Another name for you could be, “Buddy Boy.”  Now that we got that out of the way!  I could cherrypick stats from the last three years to make this snakeskin condom appear to be a top 30 starter — 11.2% swinging strike percentage last year, 2.4 BB/9 in 2015, 9.3 K/9 in 2014.  I know that’s a bit goofy — boofy? — but he’s only going to be 28 this year, and has a 3.40 ERA at home in his career.  Odorizzi putting it altogether wouldn’t be the strangest thing to ever happen.  Then again, if you watch CNN, there’s a new strangest thing to ever happen every day.  I’m numb, y’all! UPDATE: Traded to the TwinsTwins ordered eggs Odorizzi, but all I see is:

I see no discernible change from Tampa to Minny.  Odorizzi’s home ERA in his career was 3.40 in 384+ IP vs. 4.35 in away games, but it’s relatively standard for a guy to pitch better at home.  Everyone’s better at home — you sleep in your own bed, you’re in front of your own fans, you’re able to make eggs into boobs at your favorite greasy-spoon diner.  2018 Projections:  9-12/3.98/1.22/139 in 152 IP

72. Tanner Roark – Tanner’s appropriate for the Dollar Store Condom tier because he sounds like a process used to turn animal hide into a Dollar Store condom.  Oh my God, I just thought of something.  Our Dollar Store condoms that use weird animal skins instead of things like lambskin, could be marketed as Animal Hides.  “That tickles.”  “Aw, shucks, baby, it’s just my deer hide.”  “You dear hide’d your pickle?”  “I sure did, Ms. Thing.”  Okay, sounds like Fifty Shades of Grey now.  Tanner puts up a Gio 2017 season would surprise you?  Then, you need to toughen up, you’re surprised too easy.  Any pitcher in the NL East could “Gio 2017” this year, especially one on the Nats.  2018 Projections:  14-9/4.09/1.31/155 in 177 IP

73. Rick Porcello – Bit of an aardvark-skinned condom here.  The inside is smooth, but could hurt real bad if it breaks.  Last year, it broke.  His fastball went from a 13 runs above average to -14.7.  El oh ouch.  There’s hope if he moves away from using a two-seamer that wouldn’t even fool a baby chimp.  And baby chimps are stupid!  As they age, they grow into their intelligence.  Sorry, Harambe!  2018 Projections: 13-11/4.12/1.27/175 in 195 IP

74. Miles Mikolas – Here’s what I said this offseason about Mikolas, “Signed with the Cardinals after having a 2.18 ERA with an 8 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 in 424 2/3 IP in Japan.  When I heard this, I tweeted out something obnoxious like, “But what’s his speed score?!”  Ya know, cause people are saying Ohtani has an 80 speed.  What I’m also saying is if Ohtani is super overrated, Mikolas might actually be a bargain.  If only he could also hit 30 HRs!  Riiiiiiiight.  Yes, seven I’s.  The verdict, as they say, is still out on Mikolas, but I’ve seen him compared favorably to starters like Maeda, Hendricks and teammate, Wacha.  Plus, it’s the Cardinals, they make mountains out of anything that takes the hill.  For safety’s sake, I’ll put him around a 7.2 K/9 and a 2.4 BB/9 which is 2013 Jose Quintana, a 3.51 ERA/3.86 xFIP guy.  I see now why Mikolas is Greek for “Me likey.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I also go over Mikolas in the video.  I’m trying to maintain my better senses, but I’m really liking Mikolas this year.  2018 Projections:  11-4/3.64/1.23/115 in 144 IP

75. Brent Honeywell – As for Honeywell, I already gave you my Brent Honeywell fantasy.  It was written trying to figure out who let Party Rock in the house.  UPDATE: Tommy John surgery ended up on the Honey Do list for Honeywell.  2018 Projections:  7-2/3.55/1.17/110 in 102 IP

76. Jack Flaherty -This is a new tier.  This tier goes from here until the top 100 starters for 2018 fantasy baseball.  I call this tier, “Imagine a St. Bernard with his head out the window, his name is Caution.”  With this tier, I’m putting Caution to the wind, and just grabbing a late starter with some upside.  Before you say, “Hey, uh, Grey, you’re giving better stats to guys lower in the rankings then ones above them, are you a mental patient?”  First off, how do you define ‘mental patient?’  Second, there’s other factors baked into the rankings besides numbers.  Risk, likelihood a player reaches his projections, potential, upside, downside–Okay, these things are all risk.  As for Flaherty, know how you know (you let me down, thesaurus) when you have a good organization?  When I’m ranking guys who have little chance of making the rotation.  For what it’s Werth, Prospector Ralph listed Flaherty in his top 100 prospects for 2018 fantasy baseballUPDATE:  Made the rotation with the Wainwright injury, and Wainwright’s been Way-wrong for a few years now, so I’m all-in on Flaherty.  2018 Projections:  9-8/3.64/1.29/129 in 137 IP

77. Jimmy Nelson – Are you ready for this carousel of commenter questions, “The Brewers are saying Jimmy Nelson is going to be ready by April 15th…Woo-hoo!…Wait, now they’re saying May 5th — Cinco de Mayo!  I’ll drink to that!…. Hmm, they say at the earliest the All-Star break.  Should I drop him?”  2018 Projections:  5-3/3.55/1.29/86 in 82 IP

78. Mike Minor – When Minor signed with the Rangers this offseason, I didn’t project him because I wasn’t sure yet if he’d be in the rotation or bullpen.  There’s still a *pinkie to mouth* Minor problem; I still don’t know.  He’s been more valuable in recent seasons in the bullpen, but maybe not throwing many innings the last few years will do his arm some good back in the rotation.  This late in drafts (and this is late, we’re around 300 overall) it’s worth a gamble.  No relation to Rudy.  2018 Projections:  10-8/3.77/1.24/145 in 164 IP

79. Eduardo Rodriguez – Strikeouts are so insane right now that I looked at Eduardo Rodriguez’s 9.8 K/9 and thought I had an “in” to this blurb.  I sorted all pitchers last year for K/9 expecting to see Eduardo Rodriguez near the top.  Okay, at least top 5… Maybe top 7?  Hmm… *runs finger down computer screen because I read with my finger*  Top 10?  Definitely top 15, right?  I mean, a 9.8 K/9 is nothing to sneeze at unless you’re allergic to great K-rates.  Dizzamn, Eduardo Rodriguez’s K/9 was only the 20th best K/9 last year?  That is gizzoofy.  Due to a rounding error, there were 29 pitchers last year with a 9+ K/9.  There were 23 in 2016; 22 in 2015; in 2014, Eduardo Rodriguez’s K/9 would’ve been the 7th best in the majors.  It’s almost like the Guatemalans, who are tightly sewing the baseballs without any oversight from Our Commissioner Manfred, are also causing the ball to dipsy and/or doodle away from hitters at exactly 59 feet.  Or Rob Manfred is Etch-A-Sketch’ing baseballs into a circle curve at 59 feet or leaving meatballs for hitters to hit 440 feet.  Not saying it’s happening, but it’s happening.  Last year, Ed-Rod had six wins in 24 starts with a 4.19 ERA.  Not the greatest ERA, but Trevor Bauer had a 4.19 ERA last year and 17 wins.  If Rodriguez had 17 wins last year, he would’ve been a top 30 starter in 2017.  So, why is he ranked way down here?  Injured, might be out until June/July, you need to check his knee before drafting him.  Boo, work for you to do!  2018 Projections:  7-3/3.84/1.26/105 in 98 IP

80. Sean Newcomb – Okay, yes, I’m going to be drafting a bunch of Braves starters this year, just to face the Mets and Marlins.  Watch Newcomb and Faultytowerswitz give up all of Asdrubal’s homers this year.  Likely outcome for Newcomb this year, some absolute dazzlers.  Maybe a month or two of them.  Then some uneven flophouse sweats, a drop or two to waivers, and next year he becomes all that and the vending machine unhooks two bags of Doritos for the price of one.  (Full disclosure:  I re-peeped Pitchspector Ralph’s Sean Newcomb pitching outlook from last year, and it got me pretty jazz-handed.)  His command is all that’s holding him back right now, and that usually takes a couple of years to come around, which is based on no actual data.  “Oh God, why did you mention my father?!”  That’s you misreading ‘no actual data.’  2018 Projections:  7-10/4.22/1.43/166 in 157 IP

 
  1. Bbboston says:
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    To me, in the second half of the season, Clevinger made first strike improvements that allowed him to aggressively pitch to batters. His stuff was nasty, very hard to “square up” and was chased outside of the zone, resulting in a believable spike in Ks. I believe, perhaps with rose colored glasses, that if he can maintain his first k improvements, he’s a legit #2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bbboston: Gotcha, but he still might not be in the rotation all year

      • bbboston says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha, :-), but if he does win a position, approximately where would he ranked then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I ranked him already

  2. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey ,

    what a wonderful and incredible SuperBall it was !
    Nick Foles is now a Phoenix arising from the ashes of Wentz !!

    btw: now that your 80’y ranked pitchers are here:
    i need to adjust my starting Deck for 2018 KEEPER team:
    please advise my 5 or 6 SP to choose from :

    SP1 & SP2 : “Must-own” Severino and Archer
    SP3: Salazar “with or without the prunes?”
    SP4/5: Rich Hill / C.Morton “oldies but goodies”
    SP6/7: Bundy / Chase Anderson “outsliders or upsiders”?
    bubble : Maeda
    dropping: Gio “No thank io” / Glasnow “or later” / Zach Davies (where is that guy ? no words about him after a 17-9 season!)

    Nick the French Stick

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Nick: careful with Salazar, I wouldn’t touch him this year. Esp at SP3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: An incredible SuperBall, indeed…. SP1 & SP2 : “Must-own” Severino and Archer
      SP3: Salazar “with or without the prunes?”
      SP4/5: Rich Hill / C.Morton “oldies but goodies” — Bundy

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        So before the draft my keeper team core would be:
        infielders : Goldsmith / Altuve / Trea T / Gallo (1-2-3-SS)
        outfielders: Springer / Myers
        picthers: Severino / Archer / RHill / Morton / Salazar
        relievers: KJansen

        who would be the last 2 :
        Encarnacion Util / 1B : risky vintage cortisone power #2017Bautista
        Lamb Util / 3B : 30+HR
        Merrifield OF3 /2B : 15HR/20+bags
        Acuna OF3 : steal of 2019 draft
        Ian “sexy” Happ Util / 2B : 30/10
        Bundy SP6 : future upside
        Allen RP2 : SAGNOF

        with so much power in my starting team, i may take a “relative risk” on youngsters like Merri, Happ or Acuna , especially in 2nd half
        and let old E5 go

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Acuna, Merrifield

  3. Caffeine can kill weed can’t. says:
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    20 team hypothetically if you took 2 SP in the 3rd and 4th round, what round would you be looking to take your next SP?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Caffeine can kill weed can’t.: except for driving, weed much more likely to kill somebody from slow reaction times while driving (or i guess certain kinds of machinery this is true of too)

  4. Swfcdan says:
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    Which of these guys to round out my final keeper slot (1 yr): Dahl $3, Cozart $6, Scooter $7, Haniger $6, Moustacos $7, Zimm $6

    Also worried about Conforto’s injury? Same keeper how many years for him: 1 yr $3, 2yrs $6, 3yrs $8 . Would’ve been a slam dunk 3 but that injury is a killer.

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Cozart, unless Mouse goes to Yanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d just go with my overall rankings

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: They aint out yet.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: And what about Conforto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I go over him in the outfielders rankings

  5. Gigorilla says:
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    Juliet Miller is a Fox.

    SG –Wow. Talk about laying down the Law. EM coming out party.

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Juliet Miller from Shallow Grave played by Kerry Fox. Ewan McGregor is the Alex Law in his big screen breakout(age 23).

        • Gigorilla says:
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          sorry about the shorthand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh wow, deep track… I Googled the name and didn’t even see it…

          • Gigorilla says:
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            Grey — you do have a very interesting and great site. I learn about more things than baseball here. Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, no problem

  6. Peacecoast says:
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    “Will Ryu? That sounds like will.i.am’s cousin” – GOLD

  7. cabron says:
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    I’ve seen people as high as 29 on Richards. While I think that is cray cray, due to health, he is one of those guys that could shock if he sees a full season. I watched him sit 98-99 and touch 94 with his…slider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cabron: I’d be more inclined to go Jimmy Nelson over him

  8. The Great Knoche says:
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    So, the league I have been fairly dominant in for last few years, I am finally running into salary constraints. Looking for advice from room on who to keep.

    6×6 w/ OBP and Holds as extra categories. $260 Salary Cap, $4 inflation on players every year. Can keep up to 12 players

    Listed below with 2018 prices:

    Who I am Keeping

    C- Sanchez $14
    1B – Goldy $41
    3B Arenado -$22
    SP – Quintana -$14

    Here’s who I need help deciding on if I should keep or let go:

    1B – Rizzo $30 (no 2B eligibility)
    1B- Votto $38
    2B Dee Gordon $22
    MI Gennett $22
    SS Story $14
    SP Darvish $19
    SP Arrietta $22
    RP Rivero $10

    Thanks for the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Not sure on # of teams, but prolly keep all except Scooter

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: That would put me at $246 with 13 players to go. That’s a lot of Stars and Scrubs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes, that’s a bit much

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, missed Arrieta, him too

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: 10 Team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s pretty shallow so you can get away with some form of stars and scrubs

  9. Justin says:
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    Sanchez over all these fools. K rate should go up with his naughty skills and minor league stats. I get he missed all of last year but, at this point, all these guys have warts. And usually they are anal warts which I’ve heard are not pleasant. A friend of mine had them. Who am I kidding…it’s me. So much blistering…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: The pitcher or chef?

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey:

        The chef

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Raekwon?

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey:

        Culinary skills out the wazoo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would account for the blisters too

  10. knucks says:
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    My insufferable $50 buy in 12 Team NSFB comment/update/questions…

    C-
    C-
    1B-Hosmer
    2B-Dee Gordon
    3B-Arenado
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Puig, Acuna, Castellanos, Mancini, Mazara
    CI- Rendon
    MI-Tim Anderson
    Util-
    P- Verlander, Tanaka, Bauer, Pomeranz, Empty, Empty, Empty
    RP- Osuna, Treinen

    So for my Starting Lineup, I have 3 bats and 3 SPs left to fill before I look towards bench slots.

    Gonna hit up a few SP if I can in the next couple rounds… Wacha/Taijuan/Snell/Corbin/Bundy still on the board at the moment and we are at Pick #200. My next pick will prob be Wacha at pick #212 if he is there (he should be). Starting to worry slightly about Saves, but oh well. My best bet left for more of them is prob a Rodney/Reed tandem if I can somehow lock down the MN bullpen but that prob won’t happen. Other RP left on the board right now are Britton, Ziegler/Bearclaw, Bedrosian, AJ Ramos, Gregerson/Lyons, Kintzler/Madson, Soria/Nate Jones. So I’ll see what I can do once I get the rest of my SP I think. Any constructive criticism or feedback?? Any thoughts on where I look light and things to consider when filling in the bench? Thanks guys.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Wow. NFBC haha, my b

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No worries, figured!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: If you use [email protected] as your email, you might be able to avoid the moderation every time… NFBC you mean? Draft and hold? Love the hitting, you need starters, starters and more starters

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Testing the new email strategy. Does using my other email cause more work? It seems like it’d be a pain in the ass for you and I dunno why that happens, started happening late last year for whatever reason. And yes draft and hold NFBC. Yea going starters next 3 rounds prolly. If I get two of those guys I listed I’ll be pretty psyched.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t really cause more work but thought it might be frustrating for you to comment and it has to sit there until I moderate it — You know I love Wacha

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Didn’t work… just gonna continue with my other email I think, but lemme know if that starts to drive you nuts.

            Yea I know that you know, that I know you love Wacha. As clearly evident by owning as many of your sleepers or guys you are higher on than the ADP as possible haha

            Started this draft on 30JAN and project to finish around 20FEB. Interesting draft situation/setup. I like it. But it consumes a lot more time than it should, just due to my chronic rosterbation if nothing else.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It takes more than once for you to do it… One time to moderate, then each additional time it should work

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @knucks: Draft like 5 Starters in a row. At Least.

      • knucks says:
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        @The Great Knoche: That’s now the plan, thanks knoche. Hopefully I can get at least 2 of those guys I mentioned I was targeting in the next 5 rounds. Will stick to 5 straight SP regardless. Appreciate this feedback.

  11. Pager24 says:
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    great work as always! I’m really looking forward to your pitcher pairing post. I have no idea how i’m gunna navigate this mess ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  12. knucks says:
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    another test comment

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: nice man, it worked. Thanks brutha. Gonna see if I can update my gravatar without getting an actual Razz email.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hmm, might be able to figure something out in that respect, let me know if you can’t get gravatar.com to work

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Yea it won’t work cause you need to do the linking of an email. Wondering if maybe I provide my actual email that I always use, if you can finagle the same thing as whatever you had to do with the @razzball.com account

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hmm… Try to use your real email that you always use for gravatar but add this razzball email maybe?

            • knucks says:
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              @Grey: Great idear, but no dice. Still forced me to go to the @razzball.com email inbox to click a link. Will just still with the other one prob and deal with the mod think I think.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                How important is an avatar for you?

                • knucks says:
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                  @Grey: Prob equally important to having to have my comments be approved. So its a push really. Not all that passionate one way or the other.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I can make it happen for you, I think… Give me a sec

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Okay, knucks, go set up your gravatar using [email protected] and I will approve it

                    • knucks says:
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                      @Grey: When I try to login to Grav website using [email protected] it says to click the link in my email inbox. Is that what you mean that you’d do? Or should I be doing suttin else? My b. If this becomes a hassle please feel free to abandon ship.

                    • knucks says:
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                      @Grey: When i try to login to grav using [email protected] it says that I still need to click the activation link. Is that what you mean? My bad. If/When this gets to be too much of a hassle, please feel free to abandon ship.

                    • knucks says:
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                      @Grey: Tried logging in at Gravatar with the [email protected] email and its saying that I need to click a link that was emailed to me. Is that what you meant you were doing?

                      If this gets to be too much of a hassle, just abandon ship. Thanks for your help though!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think I activated it, try again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frank Voila!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: I sent an email to Gravatar support. Thanks for trying to activate it with the link. Think maybe we should give up? I’ll settle on using the [email protected] without a gravatar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I activated it

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I think at least

  13. Justin says:
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    i hope you don’t pay for Cinemax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No need, just think about Luis Castillo

      • Dubs23 says:
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        @Grey: I want to hit the Razzball version of “like” for this comment. To make due I’ll just stare at my 4 SP keepers of Bauer $8, Castillo $7, Godley $2, Weaver $1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey:

        What about Odor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t want to think about the odor being given off by actors on Cinemax

          • Justin says:
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            @Grey:

            Smells like crushed dreams