Day 1,292 of Quarantine and I’ve started sliding my feet everywhere I go in my house while swinging my arms and screaming to Cougs, “Guess who I am?!” Then she has to try to guess which Olympic skater I am based on my routine. Me, stopping suddenly, glitter top chafing my nipples, making me especially irritated, “Dorothy Hamill?! Are you drunk woman? I’m Maxim Kovtun, you absolute loon!” Honestly, from my selection of Genesis’s I Can’t Dance for my routine, I thought it was obvious. So, the top 80 starters for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 80 starters for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:

61. Caleb Smith – Still struggling to see appeal of Caleb Smith, but, and this goes for every pitcher, whether I like them or not, in a shortened season, there’s gonna be some weird shizz. I mean, weird *weird* weird <emphasis>weird</emphasis> WEIRD weird shizz. If you jumped out of a DeLorean right now and told me Mike Leake won the Cy Young with an 8-1 record and a 0.75 ERA, I wouldn’t be shocked. I would be pissed you didn’t bring me some toilet paper from the future. I guess what I’m saying is who knows with Caleb Smith. I don’t like him in 175+ IP, and I’m not alone. Steamer had him for a 4.58 ERA. His previous year was a 4.52 ERA. I know, ERA is dumb, but what leagues are you in where it’s not a stat that’s counted? My biggest problem with Smith is his HR/9 and extreme fly ball tendencies. In a shortened season that could be more pronounced, or, honestly, it might not matter. But if he’s not great for the 1st month of the season in July, he’s gonna be dropped in all leagues.

62. Brendan McKay – Pretty much same as what I said for Smith, except worse, which is to say I don’t know a gee-dee thing to think about starters with a shortened season, but I don’t like McKay, like not at all. Look at it this way, in a full season of 200 IP in 162 games, pitchers are totally unpredictable. In a 100-game, 75-120 IP season for starters, it’s gonna be all up in the air. But McKay? Blech. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cash starts him for less than 10 starts (a full-time starter will see around 17-19 starts). I have him projected for 5-6/3.87/1.18/81 in 69 IP. Sexy on the 69, but not for projections. Our Steamer pitcher projections have him down for 42 1/3 IP. Lowercase yay.

65. Ryan Yarbrough – I still like Yarbrough, but, if I’m being honest, if I knew the season would be 100 games long, I wouldn’t have wrote the Ryan Yarbrough sleeper. Though, to counterpoint myself, because I am a Master ‘bater with myself! Hmm, I shouldn’t have shortened debater there. Any hoo! Yarbrough was a sleeper for me because of what he did in the 2nd half of last year, and that’s all we’re getting this year, so maybe he won’t be so bad. The thought of a short season with guys who aren’t pitching full starts is slightly less interesting though.

66. Yonny Chirinos – See what I said about one inch above, or four inches if a girl is reading.

73. Kevin Gausman – That end of drafts sneaky pick of mine where I was grabbing Gausman late because of his home starts in San Fran? If the Giants aren’t playing in San Fran, those picks might not seem quite as smart. We shall see on that.

76. Dustin May – I’m waiting too long to move Dustin May all the way down in my rankings. He’s going to be so good! Dot dot dot. But highly unlikely this year. The addition of David Price, Alex Wood, Jimmy Nelson, Urias…I mean, c’mon, Dodgers! Enough already! I’m keeping May where he is with some 5% chance he is in the rotation. Here’s what will likely happen: We’ll get to June, Spring Training, Part 2: The Return of the Best Shape of His Life will begin and May will be out of the rotation, so I will move him down in my rankings with little fanfare while everyone is talking about how Miguel Sano is in the worst Best Shape of his Life, while saying he can get back into the best Best Shape of his Life, or at least better Best Shape of his Life.

80. Chris Bassitt – At some point in the last six weeks while we all began to debate which tiger’s breath smelled of Carole Baskin’s husband, Bassitt was moved out of the A’s projected rotation. Not sure when or why that happened, but I don’t fully buy into the 5th starter being Puk. Not pronounced like puke, which is also what happened to Baskin’s tiger after the husband gave it indigestion. For now, still drafting Bassitt extremely late, but if The Second Spring Training returns with Bassitt out of the rotation, he will be moved down.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Great top80 for SP, man!

    a. This is looking more and more like tier 1 pitchers are going to generate more value but who knows? If Cole has to pitch in AZ will he be valuable? Even Corbin who is a great pitcher doesn’t pitch too well in AZ. But as you say you need to roster pitchers. It’s not like you can roster 900 hitters and 0 pitchers, even if that would be my ultimate fantasy – start all hitters playing in Coors in August, sit all pitchers with an era north of 4.00. Sounds good, right? You’re no fun, Grey!

    b. Yarbrough’s name sounds like a drunken hipster leaving a bar after midnight commenting to his fellow hipster…’Ya(r), bro!’, right?

    c. MLB quote of the day for May 17, 1999

    ‘They beat me. They’re that good right now. They’re that hot. I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy.’

    Pedro Jaime Martinez, the only pitcher to amass more than 3000 strikeouts in less than 3000 innings pitched. His 10.04 K/9 trails only Randy Johnson’s 10.61 K/9. Also had the highest winning percentage since 1893, his WHIP and adjusted ERA+ are the lowest in MLB history. In short, the guy was pretty awesome.

    Cheers,
    Ante

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      Pedro….best pitcher I ever saw. And that’s from someone who grew up watching Koufax, Gibson and Marichal. Then again, in order to be totally fair, Pedro never threw 300+ innings in any season. Then again, Pedro was dominating during the steroid era as well as pitching to a DH.

      • 183414 says:
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        Not better than Koufax or Marichal. I know his stats, but the leagues were also watered down quite a bit over those additional 14 teams.
        Koufax and Marichal would go on 3 days test regularly and quite often 2. Add Gibson, Seaver, and Palmer .
        Don’t get me wrong, Pedro was awesome. But not sure he would have had same success in the ‘60’s or the stamina to throw 150 pitches a game.

        • Agree Andrew. Grew up watching Koufax and Marichal. They had something very special, elite control and command of filthy arsenals. To this day I’ve never seen anything close to Koufax in his prime.
          Remember Vin Scully announcing games when Sandy pitched, and emphasizing the “fast” when he described his fastball.
          Koufax kicks and delivers, FAST-ball, swung on and missed!!!!

        • baby seal says:
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          Disagree a bit AE, but I am 31, so you probably know better than me!

          Do we know how fast Sandy threw? Would HE have been as dominant in 99 when Pedro pitched? IDK, but I can’t imagine the gap between the two, regardless of whoever one like better, can really be *that* large… cheers

      • baby seal says:
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        1,000%!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Yeah, there might be a chance that all pitchers are droppable to a certain extent in shallower leagues by the 1st month of the season, whenever that is

      B. Haha, sounds like a pirate from The Valley — Spicoli dressed as a pirate?

      C. Ha, nice! He was amazing

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Yarr bro – hipster pirate, young bucc

    • baby seal says:
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      Nice post Ante!!

      Not sure if you were only comparing Pedro to HoFers — but I am 99% sure Darvish is the all time leader in K/9!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pedro is GOAT, baby seal

        • baby seal says:
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          I KNOW, tell me something I don’t know!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            How about you tell me what you don’t know?

            • baby seal says:
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              IDK why you drafted Verlander again. Eating Coug’s box last night and forgot to set a queue?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I wish!

                • baby seal says:
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                  hehehe

    • tigres says:
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      Back and to the left! Back and to the left!

    • The Harrow says:
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      so what’s that supposed to be, looks like tape.

      • baby seal says:
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        yep, what a STRANGE sequence there

        FUCK Gurriel. I HATE THAT GUY

    • 183414 says:
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      Wow !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I stopped watching after 5 seconds, can someone sum it up for me?

      • The Harrow says:
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        that was what i wanted. looked like tape and some yahoo on twatter getting freaked out like whatever it is could be as bad as the receiver in altuve’s jersey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, is that it?

          • The Harrow says:
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            i’m not sure here, that’s why i asked.

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            you can fast forward to the last 5-10 sec. Looks like clear tape has a reciever/transmitter in the center of it. He dropped it on the ground, picked it up, and then when he tried to put back on bat it stuck to his finger. the last part where you see it clearly hanging off his finger looks pretty incriminating.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, I remember seeing that happen live, that’s old

              • The Harrow says:
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                oh so it’s not from 2019, but earlier. but uh oh chirinos wasn’t he only on HOU in 2019 (maybe 2018-2019)

      • baby seal says:
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        you have a short attention span, don’t you Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *sees squirrel, runs out door*

          • baby seal says:
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            that’s what we love about you

    • bigbear says:
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      What was that? Something that small wouldn’t impact weight or swing speed. A radio receiver maybe to vibrate the bat? Or it’s just a band-aid and he’s celebrating Earth Day are season long!

      BTW – Happy Earth Day big Momma!

  2. Morning Grey,
    Thanks as always for giving us something to discuss during lockdown.
    If I had to choose one of these pitchers, i’d take Gausman. Thought he was a steal at $2 on your Tout Wars team.
    The really interesting one is of course is May. If we get a load of games compressed into a short period of time, teams will have to use 7 or 8 players in their rotations for all the double headers we could expect. In this scenario May becomes very valuable. TBH I’ve always been a little sceptical about this as i’m not sure the players union would allow this to happen or that MLB want to dilute the value of their product. On the other hand, games played equals revenue so who knows what will happen.
    Have to agree that if teams are using standard 5 man rotations, May is probably worthless.
    In conclusion, he’s worth a speculative pick in a deep league but I wouldn’t want him in an RCL.
    .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I loved my $2 get on Gausman, hopefully there’s games in Oracle

      Agreed on May, but I’d prolly take a last round flyer on him in an RCL — I think all rotations might be 7-man

    • bigbear says:
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      Yeah, if they want to get a few double headers in a week, then I can see a 7-8 player rotation, openers, middlers, 4 innings starts, bullpen games… I can see May still having value. But I think all SP value drops significantly (at least compared to hitters). The aces will still be aces, but I bet the standard deviation from the middle of the pack will be smaller.

    • baby seal says:
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      good one, I agree! But seems as if I’m more off May than you — can check out my blurb down below!

  3. The Great Knoche says:
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    I can’t believe Rendon made it back to the turn in this shallow format. I’m trying different strategy.

    Lawfirm of Buehler, Bellinger and Flaherty.

    To be followed by lotsa bats.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Crazy to get Bellinger at 5. That Lindor pick was a gift…

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Yeah, so was Trout at 4. You know we only start 2 OF right?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yes and a util spot, I’ve go those spots covered!

      • baby seal says:
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        yeah, WTF was that?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I totally forgot about this draft and autodrafted the last two rounds…Oh well…I guess it could be worse, like taking Chris Sale on purpose

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        LOL shots fired!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shots were fired 1st by him

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            (Shots of vodka before drafting Chris Sale)

            • Coolwhip

              Coolwhip says:
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              Grey! you just made me spit coffee! its too early for that kind of heat, lol

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

              • baby seal says:
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                hahahaha

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Shots of espresso…because I’m actually able to make coffee.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, roasted (literally)

                • Coolwhip

                  Coolwhip says:
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                  dark, medium, or blonde?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Always medium

      • NUX says:
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        Grey

        We have 2 OF slots and 4 SP slots. I neglected to mention this yesterday, but I am quite remorseful and would like to still continue our over the internet friendship.

        Sincerely,
        Your Humble Commish
        NUX

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          2 OF spots! what kind of mad scientist are you?

          • NUX says:
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            But… but… there is a UTIL Slot!!!

            Hahaha yea i just been drafting these NFBC Bestball 10s/25s since like January (done over 30 so far), so its been something that has grown on me over time. Totally forgot how weird that feels at first.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wait a minute, did you say 2 OF spots?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wish I would’ve not missed my last two picks…I thought I had 4 hours! (Did I use all 4 hours?)

          • NUX says:
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            Its 2 Hour clock… but you had back to back, so maybe you had 4 hours between the 2. But i think after clocking on the first, you Auto drafted Rendon immediately. This is what the roster construction is below. Not my creation!!! Take it up with Greg/Tom/Derek!

            C- 1
            1B- 1
            2B- 1
            SS- 1
            3B- 1
            OF- 2
            UT-1
            P- 4

            20 bench slots

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What is this?! Haha, wait a minute, is this actually an 8-team league’s worth of players? This is crazy town

              • NUX says:
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                384 players drafted in total

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And we need 8

                  • NUX says:
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                    Incorrect! When Tony Two bags gets a fever and is on the IL for 2 weeks, you’ll want to make sure you drafted a couple other good 3Bs!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This is my 1st shares of all three of my guys — whee!

                  • baby seal says:
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                    looks like math is a struggle for you

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Donkey will still take Sale.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold up, 2 outfielder slots? Is this gonna be over in 10 rounds?

          • NUX says:
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            32 Rounds

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is there also a FAAB period right after, then another about 6 weeks later? Also, how much does 1st place win?

              • NUX says:
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                First place wins the same as 5th place… buy-in was $25 and 1st-5th gets $25 (so $50 to cash out).

                No FAAB. Its draft and hold bestball. No cutline.

                Can we please carve out some Patreon pod time for this conversation? I want to be berated and cackled at about this.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  This might be the entire Patreon convo this week

                  • NUX says:
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                    You’re welcome!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • baby seal says:
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                    READ THE RULES GREY!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I figured when they told me this is a Best Ball like Razzslam, it was actually like Razzslam

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Yes, I was told the same thing. They tricked us!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They said that, right? I didn’t make that up in my head?

      • baby seal says:
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        HAHAHAHA, yesssssss, he does it again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What happened? Did I autopick again?!

          • baby seal says:
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            hahaha, no, the Donk Sale roast!

            surprised he hasn’t brought up your Shaw MVP prediction, or somethang like that, haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Shaw is Comeback player of the year, baby!

    • baby seal says:
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      hahaha, like that law firm joke

  4. billmartin says:
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    GREY! I gotta ask (and sorry if you’ve addressed this previously), but is the hat you’re wearing in the pic you posted to twitter a week or so ago juxtaposed with Cam Newton the famous “Carlos Santana Hat” that you’re uncle (??) gave you?? Inquiring minds want to know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nah, it’s actually Cougs’ hat, I just put it on for the pic

      • billmartin says:
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        Will you consider posting the Uncle hat at some point? HAHA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, I’ll post in the Patreon

  5. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    For me Garret Richards and Cueto become the most interesting from your top 80 list on the corona timeline. GRich might give you 80% of a season at #3 value. Cueto possibility of the same.

    As you alluded to, in the first half CSmith was a 3.50 ERA 3.90 FIP pitcher… I wonder if he could duplicate that in a 100 game season. *thinking emoji*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Maybe on them, but Cueto in Arizona worries me same as Gausman and Richards doesn’t interest me at all, but his price is so cheap, I can’t hate it

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        right, we’re talking dice roll picks at this point, so smoke em if you got em. lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totes!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shake em up, shake em up, shake em

      • Dave D says:
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        I can’t believe you’re falling for the “Garret Richards is healthy” bait, Coowhip. Reminds me of Mark Prior. It was like 5 years after he was last useful and people were still drafting Prior as if he could magically turn it around. I’d only add him as a FA after I witnessed the miracle with my own eyes. I have no hope for GR.

        You drafting Dallas McPherson too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Dave D says:
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            Todd VanPoppel?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ben Sheets

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                lol Ben Sheets!!! oh man, that guy.

                • baby seal says:
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                  So good on PlayStation 2!!! HAHA

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          LOL Dave!!!! Cut me some slack here… no one is advocating taking him in top 100. All i’m saying is in 160 games he goes 80 innings then breaks. in 100 games if he breaks at 80 innings thats actually useful especially as dart throw pick.

          • Dave D says:
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            Well my wife will have given birth to three children in the the time since Garret last pitched over 80IP, or something like that. Good luck on that wager. I’m guessing Jaime Barria throws more IP than Richards if there’s a season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA, when you put it that way

            • Coolwhip

              Coolwhip says:
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              LOL he had 76 in 2018!

              • Dave D says:
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                But not over 80 since 2015. 76 is still about 1/3 of possible IP for a healthy ace who usually posts QS. Nothing to brag about. Some closers get about there.

                • baby seal says:
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                  His BB% rate is also complete TRASH… *pukes*

                  The guy has a career K rate of 20%, and a K/BB of 2.4

                  Can someone remind my why this guy is even interesting? Spin rate, really?

                • Coolwhip

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                  i know i know… but in short season when his ADP is 270 as a 6th SP *shrug* you must be bored today if you are arguing with me on a blind dart throw LOL

        • baby seal says:
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          Yes, no jail bait for me!!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Already been over the Garret Richards vs Lamet argument. If Richards is healthy he is only behind him in Ks and probably a better WHIP and ERA bet.

        Even more so if they play all games In Arizona with his Elite GB%

        • Grey

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          He’s also behind him in that Rochards can only throw about 30 IP before breaking down

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            lol yeah something between 30-80 inn. over/under at 49.5

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I wonder what Steamer has him projected for, I’ll take the under — and I don’t even hate him, just piling on

              • Coolwhip

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                steamer says 78.5, ZIPS is saying 56.3

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Optimistic, but I’d be happy with 79 IP from him

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    In a season where he gets 15 starts sure!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Anything’s possible, I guess

                  • Dave D says:
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                    What does steamer say for Chris Sales? Fernando Valezuela?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nothing good

                    • Coolwhip

                      Coolwhip says:
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                      who is this Chris Sales guy?

                    • Dave D says:
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                      He’s the autocorrect Chris Sale, green tomato.

        • baby seal says:
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          Richards doesn’t get Ks — not sure where this argument even pretends to make sense?

          • Coolwhip

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            lol so the 16 starts in 2018 and the 3 (lol) from 2019 didn’t happen? K/9 was above 10. *shrug*

  6. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    I’m not seeing any mention at all of St. Louis pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim. He pretty much earned a rotation spot in three weeks of spring training. There is little doubt he’s going to be a starter but the question is more when rather than if. Kim wowed the Cardinals big time.

    Do you think with the chance that Mikolas comes back healthy now that KK has lost his spot? Rotation seems likely to be Flaherty, Martinez, Mikolas, Wainwright and Dakota Hudson. But Hudson and Waino are weak options compared to Kim from what I have read. What do you think happens with Kim now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him ranked in the top 100

      • Harley Earl says:
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        So you think he remains a starter? I saw where one stl writher thinks they will use Kim as a starter and they’ll rotate Waino, Hudson and Mikolas in the other two spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think they’re all in play for starts…No reason to roll out 5 guys in a rotation, when you can juggle 7 or 8

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Especially with Mikolas’s injury, Kim’s unknown and Waino’s age

        • baby seal says:
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          Kim worth a shot. Doesn’t have a spot now, but think he’ll earn it.

          Prefer Lindblom if you’re looking for a SP transplant, though

          • Chucky says:
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            Kim’s value is in a short season….teams wont get that 2nd and 3rd look at someone they haven’t seen before. ST notwithstanding….his ST numbers bear that out.

  7. baby seal says:
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    Yo G!

    Check out the monster comment I left over on Tin’s AWESOME post from yesterday. Just had a couple small quibbles w/ it, and a request if he’d tweak the per game analysis to use 2020 projections instead of 2019 values. https://razzball.com/charting-the-future-embracing-recency-bias-hitters/#comment-2953901

    Caleb – he’s going way too high in drafts – I don’t get it either. I guess because he had that one very short hot stretch at the beginning of the year? IDK, weird.

    Yarbro – shortening “debater” WAS the move, haha! Think we’re in lockstep again. I’m not *off* him, but definitely no longer the target he once was for me. Not sure how much I want to rely on a guy who’s pitching to contact. And *I am* trying to target elite K% guys as much as possible (within reason). He could, in theory, still stabilize the backend of a rotation, so yeah, not off him yet either.

    Chirinos – haven’t taken him once yet – it’s either Yarbro or bust for me with this kinda guy. I don’t want too many shares of these dudes at the back of the Rays rotation.

    Gausman – yep.

    May – no shares, not interested, haven’t been on him for this year. Also, Swanson has better hair and you know it!! I think you feel threatened by Dansby’s dashing looks. Your new Giancarlo? *swoon* – give me 25/15 (prorated) this year buddy!!

    Bassitt – 100% agree on Puk – I like Chris to get some innings this year, too. He’s like a solid Yarbro-type in my eyes but going a lot cheaper. Completely agree on this blurb too! What’s happening here??

    Not sure if you saw the draft chat from last night, but do you remember that “The Crown” in Spanish is “La Corona” – lolololol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *sees Baby Seal coming* We’re gonna need a bigger comment box!

      Yeah, I don’t understand on Caleb, he does nothing for me, until I see more from him

      Yarbro throws 5 IP/start from 2nd inning to 7th, I guess it’s not bad, but feels a little yawnstipating

      Bald people have better hair than Dustin May, tbh

      I haven’t looked at the draft chat at all

      • baby seal says:
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        replied in wrong spot, see below

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  8. baby seal says:
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    Hahaha, I’ve been better about it this week, no? :-)

    Yeah, Yarbro’s biggest appeal to me might be the W upside, honestly, then the ratio support.

    HAHAHAHA on May. I saw what you had tweeted a couple times yesterday, so just pulling your tail a bit here ;-)

    Okie dokie. But is that not funny on its own? Don’t need to read the chat to think that’s funny! Maybe I’m off base here… but I laughed my ass off last night when I used Google Translator to see what “The Crown” was in Spanish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re watching The Corona? Me too, it’s like watching paint dry

      • baby seal says:
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        Haha, I thought you liked the show?? Joke def went over muh head

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was ok, I will happily Zoom watch it with your gf tho, if it helps out

          • baby seal says:
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            I really enjoy these types of historical dramas.

            “The Challenge” — couldn’t do it. No time for that nonsense!

            • Grey

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              The Challenge is also about 15 years past its point of relevance, which is why I watch it religiously!

              • SwaggerJackers says:
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                You shut your damn mouth before you get mushroom stamped by Johnny’s Banana.

  9. krazyivan says:
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    Taking shares of Yarbrough when I can. Second half last season was 22% K and 44% ground ball. That and the suppressed HRs make him hard to pass at his price.

    Urquidy not mentioned today but is the only other top 80 guy I’m looking to buy shares of.

    Changing my viewing of games lately. Sick of 8Os baseball. I went with two 2016 April games and one from 2015. Theme was looking for ace pitching.

    The 2015 was Cole of the Pirates vs Brewers. You could see how frustrated he got after the pitching to contact plan resulted in 2 runs coming across early. He spent the rest of the game shaking off signs and and blowing away batters with high fastballs.

    First 2016 was Jose Fernedez vs a game Washington Nats. Jose was a bit off and still completely dominated them. Harper just missed tattooing a couple mistakes.

    Last one was a 2016 Arrieta vs Cincinnati. I had no idea that it was going to be a no-hitter-I had just googled it for the date being April 21. I think the Cubs might have inadvertently killed the Reds organization that night. How do you recover from getting no-hit and losing 16-O at home?

    • Grey

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      April 21st had a no-hitter like three of the last 7 years, I think…Saw something like that…Hope so Yarbrough, I’m still in bc I own him already…Urquidy is interesting, but I don’t think I’ve got any shares…

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        Today I’m in on a 92 game with a couple of rag arm lefties against some high powered offenses in Arlington TX. Detroit hammering away with Trammell, Fielder, Mickey Templton, and Robert Deer.
        Rangers with a underrated threesome of Franco, Palmeiro and Rueben Sierra. Should be fun

        • Grey

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          Solid crew!

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            And I forgot Juan Gonzales! That dude hit 43 jacks that year.
            Mickey Templeton had a career .363 wOBA. Don’t remember if he was much of a catcher but those are solid numbers for a backstop.

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    Walter ray or norm duke?

  11. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just wanted to say I thought one of Buscemi’s best performances came in Fargo. Dude is really under-rated as an actor!

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