Sometimes I’ll wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. It’s the age, I’m told. Then, with only the faintest of amber glowing from behind my Squidward Tentacles nightlight, I catch a glimpse of myself. It’s the middle of the night, yet my hair is still perfectly coiffed; my mustache tenderly manicured; my eyes a dazzling shade of hazel, and I can’t help but be taken aback by my handsomeness. Well, instead of myself greeting myself every night from now on, I’ve printed out my Tout Wars team and hung it from the mirror, because it is sexier than even I could ever hope to be. Frankly, I’m worried that I might be in my office when nature calls for a twinkle, and head into the other room to find my much older wife making out with my printed-out team. “Get off the printed name of Juan Soto, Cougs! That’s my fantasy team you’re dry humping!” For those unaware, it’s 5×5, with OBP instead of AVG, two-catcher, 12-team NL-Only league, so don’t ask me how much Mike Trout went for. Anyway, here’s my Tout Wars draft recap:

C: Austin Hedges $1
C: Manny Pina $1
1B: Cody Bellinger $41
2B: Gavin Lux $15
3B: Ke’Bryan Hayes $1
SS: Nico Hoerner $3
CI: Josh VanMeter $1
MI: Keston Hiura $23
OF: Trent Grisham $15
OF: Ketel Marte $26
OF: David Peralta $13
OF: Juan Soto $40
UT: Mike Yastrzemski $7
Bench (free): Monte Harrison

P: Dinelson Lamet $13
P: Garrett Richards $7
P: Marcus Stroman $11
P: Kenley Jansen $16
P: Johnny Cueto $6
P: Pablo Lopez $6
P: Steven Matz $6
P: Tyler Mahle $2
P: Sandy Alcantara $4
P: Kevin Gausman $2
Bench: Ryne Stanek, Kyle Wright, Tyler Rogers

I’M GOING TO TRY TO BE IMPARTIAL, BECAUSE I’M JUST A SCREAMING VOICE IN YOUR HEAD RATHER THAN ACTUALLY YOU, BUT HOW DO YOU HAVE AN OFFENSE THAT LOOKS LIKE A 12-TEAM MIXED LEAGUE IN AN NL-ONLY LEAGUE?

I know, Mr. Al Caps, it is a gloriously-gorgeous, insanely-beautiful, adverbially-adjective team. My War Room totals (free with the Razzball subscriptions) are as follows:

You see the 1st line of 32s and then 16s? Those are the goals. You’re shooting for a 32 in all hitting categories and a 16 in all pitching. To put the exact same information a third way, I overshot everything, except Ks, Wins and Saves. To make things seem even more in my favor, because this is Razzball, and a Tout recap, so if I’m not touting shizz, what am I even doing? Look at this:

Those are my War Room totals prior to me drafting Nico Hoerner, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Josh VanMeter. See, players can subtract from your totals just as much as they add to them, so once I added those last three submarines, my totals went down.  Look at those runs, homers and RBIs prior to the ditch diggers. That’s an echoing chef’s kiss from Times Square that reverberates out to the outlying boroughs because no one is on the street right now to dampen the sound. Naturally, I do have Nico, Ke’Bryan, and Josh VanMeter or NKBJVM or New Kids on the Block of Just Very Meh, but the War Room is assuming nothing from them. Rightfully, perhaps, but if they actually produce my team will set new offensive records for a 100-game season.

ARE YOU ALLUDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS AKA COVID-19? BY THE WAY, IS THIS LIKE DEER MEAT IS CALLED VENISON? WHICH ONE IS VENISON, COVID-19 OR CORONAVIRUS?

Covid-19 is 100% the venison in this example, and, yes, I’m alluding to a shortened season, due to the virus. I don’t know how any of this will play out. No one does. I’m guessing Nico Hoerner gets the job over Jason Kipnis, because if the Cubs only need to win 60 games to get to the playoffs, why not roll out their best bet for that? Does sending prospects, who are ready like Nico Hoerner, to the minors make any sense? He’s already debuted for the Cubs. They’re going to send him down to the minors for another whole season? Because the season will be shortened, so anyone going to the minors is not going to have much time to show anything down there. Similarly, will Ke’Bryan Hayes be in the minors for 70 games? Remember, minor league seasons will be even shorter if the MLB is shortened, because rosters will likely still expand, if they’re allowed to by law, and I just said that without even joking. It makes sense for the Pirates to play Colin Moran? Why? They tried him last year and he did nothing. Plus, the Pirates are already working on a contract with Hayes, so he could become a no-doubter for the majors like Luis Robert. As for Josh VanMeter, well, he’s Just Very Meh. Speaking of Colin Moran, someone on Sunday during my draft said he was the “steal of the draft” for $3. Something I had seen before, but didn’t fully articulate previously is that any time someone says “steal of the draft,” that is the pinnacle of the joy you’re going to get from that player. No one ever says, “Cody Bellinger for $41? Steal of the draft!” Instead they’ll say something like, “Colin Moran for $3?! Steal of the draft!” No, in fact, he’s not. No one cares who owns Colin Moran.

OKAY, SO ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, AS IS THE CASE WITH MOST OF YOUR TEAMS, WHAT’S UP WITH YOUR PITCHING STAFF? YOU’RE NOT EVEN PRETENDING TO DRAFT ACES ANYMORE.

I was optimistic we’d see baseball on May 1st. Now I’m actively rooting for June 1st. I’m not a doctor, scientist…Okay, I can’t even realistically play one of those in a schlocky high school staged production of Outbreak. But if we get 80-100 games of baseball, starting pitchers are going to be incredibly devalued. Think about this, if Jacob deGrom throws 130 IP and Dinelson Lamet throws 110 IP, which one would you prefer? Okay, deGrom, but by a difference of $25? Because deGrom went for $38. When it was 220 IP vs. 150 IP, it was a pronounced difference, that I wouldn’t even argue. Now? Oh, I’m arguing it. Speaking of which, I’m going to go through all my position rankings and subtract sixty games worth of stats from my projections. My plan is to go around the field and look at how a delayed season will affect each position’s rankings, since this year will be different, and drafting will also have to be different. This is not ideal, obviously, but none of this is. Since it can be done automatically, I’ve already updated my top 500 for 2020 fantasy baseball with all players down to 100 games. Ronald Acuña Jr. is now lucky to go 25/25; I want to cry.

 
  1. Crazy J says:
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    3B is LOADED and you’re running out a guy named Ke’bryan? Good stuff.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      NL 3B is shallow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks, Crazy J!

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Awesome report and totes agree with your analysis on Tout. Totes!

    a. Really scared about my RCL #11 that has good starting pitching, the hitting’s not bad but I would have waited 2 rounds to draft my first SP knowing what we know regarding the start of the season. Right? Put my mind at ease, please Louise.

    b. Stupid COVID-19. I’d want just 1 share of that IPO when the vaccine for COVID-19 goes online on the NYSE. Do you know someone who can hook me up?

    c. MLB quote of the day for May 12, 1988

    ‘Lou Brock was a great base stealer but today I am the greatest.’

    Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson, aka The Man of Steal easily the greatest leadoff hitter of all time. He broke so many records but his greatest legacy was 3 seasons (!!) of 100 runs, 100 walks and 100 SBs. No one has come close in the modern era to doing it even once.

    • Matty says:
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      Ricky is so under appreciated for his quotes. Like Yogi but funnier. I feel like you could probably do a whole season of just him.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        Matty,

        Thank you much. I agree, maybe not a whole season but he had a lot to say about baseball and other subjects various and sundry.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Matty says:
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          Ante-
          Here’s hoping that the season isn’t short enough that it could be all Ricky.
          -Matty

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh, true

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, I said same before reading yours

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. I wish I could say I had that optimism

      B. Yeah, I feel like Grimey could hook us up

      C. You could do a whole season of just Rickey quotes!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        Ga, Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson it is!! J/k. Just a quickie on the name.

        Rickey Nelson – for the same-named singer.
        Henley – his biological father’s surname.
        Henderson – his step-father’s and adopted father’s surname.

        Phew, that’s a lot of information already. Soak it in.

        You already gave my team the kiss of death when you said my pitching was stacked before a potential corona-shortened season emerged. That said, would you drop any of the following pitchers in favor of any of the following hitters for the same shortened season reasons mentioned above?

        My SP
        Giolito
        Sonny Gray
        Reynaldo Lopez
        Lance Lynn
        Odorizzi
        Robbie Ray
        Nate Pearson

        RP available
        Betances
        Puk
        Burnes
        Pagan
        Pomeranz
        Buttrey
        Pressly

        Hitters available
        Fletcher
        Hoerner
        Madrigal
        Tauchman
        Profar
        Pollock
        Evan White
        Ender
        Arraez (could use his help in improving my BA)

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          I’d lose Lopez for Madrigal

    • Thanks Ante! Always a top pick back in the early days of Rotisserie, Rickey was an absolute beast! Nowadays if a guy steals 40 bags he could lead the league!

  3. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks to you and RB nation for continuing the great content and comments. Nice to have the distraction…

    Appreciate you updating the top 500 already. Were all players pro-rated by the same percentage, even guys who are injured? If so that may need some ‘by hand’ adjustments. EG Ohtani SP is projected at 60+ IP; that could be closer to 100 IP if he is recovered fully by start of hypothetical 100 game season.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      They were all prorated by same percentage but Grey said he’ll be going back thru to manually adjust those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Yes, I need to go thru each position now and fix them specifically — The top 500 was just a large-scale update

      • Tigres says:
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        Ah – got it. Thanks! Next time I’ll “read for detail” :>)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. LOLmets says:
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    I’m starting to get pissed. What the fuck are we doing? So we’re going to shut down the world for 6 months now until August?? Potentially crash the world economy and destroy society for what? To save a bunch of 80 year old smokers in Italy? Im not trying to be dismissive of this but at what cost do we try to save a portion of the medically comprised and elderly? There won’t be a world for anyone to come back to the way we are trending. At some point it’s survival of the fittest. People need to be earning and spending or society doesn’t work. We must snap out of this fear. Society literally depends on it.

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      medically compromised*

      • Tom says:
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        Seems like a big crash and burn for fantasy baseball this year, I’d take a refund on all my NFBC teams at this point, I didn’t draft with half a season in mind.

    • Nehocstu says:
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      Wow, you are totally an ass. There is too much here to pick your heartless mindless narrow bs apart. You really don’t think this could spread across your inbred home too?

    • Nehocstu says:
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      You are totally messed up. Too much mindless narrow hate in your diatribe to unpack. Do you really think this virus cannot spread to your inbred home too?

    • Pete says:
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      We have to because if we don’t the healthcare system will be completely overwhelmed and thousands of people will die that could have been saved (not just from COVID). While it might not include you it will include people you know. Stay home. It sucks and will be difficult but society will get through this and rebuild.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      What is he saying Robin?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t know, Batman

  5. The Great Knoche says:
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    Punting 3B again eh? All in all I liked it though. Getting 2 catchers for $2 that combined could hit 600 ABs (If Full season) is a steal and the rest of the bats are crazy.

    Pitching staff is your normal Razz, but I like Lamet, Richards could be crazy good this year. He’s always had the stuff and in San Diego it’s gonna be beautiful. Plus, since his arm falls off half way through the season anyways normally he could actually make i to September this year.

    And look Matz is only your #4 starter on this team. He’s gone from your ace to your #3 to your #4 all without sacrificing offense. Solid improvement

    • Grey

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      Thanks!

      I just thought of something, we could only have warm weather games for pitchers this year until Sept, if starts in June…That could be excellent

      So true on Matz, good point…Can you imagine not loving this team with Matz as my #4 and that offense?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Yeah the warm weather angle could be something.

        Also heard possibility of running regular season well into October and then playoffs in Phoenix, Miami, Dallas and get this…Milwaukee.

        I think that would actually be kind of fun doing neutral sites. I would think games would still sell out. Hard core fans would travel and there’s enough local baseball nuts in each place where shouldn’t be an issue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love it, whatever gives us more baseball I’m cool with…I think end of November has to be their cutoff tho, bc then it cuts into offseason and major problems could arise with pitchers not getting rest for 2021

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Yup, show I was listening to said if there was a game 7 it would be Thanksgiving Eve. Which honestly would be pretty cool. Bars are packed that night.

            • Grey

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              That would be awesome…I hope we get there, Knoche!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Just did playoff math backwards on that. Means season would end on Sunday 10/25 and Playoffs start Oct 27 and 28.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That doesn’t sound impossible…Baseball is played deep into October all the time in any stadium…Then go to neutral parks…Could work

      • Yep, warm weather definitely makes it easier for arms to excel, but hitters prefer the hot weather too. Barreling up in the summer heat much better than getting jammed on a cold night. Hope we get there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully! So hard to say how any of this will play out, but pitchers take longer to get up to speed too, so they need spring training

  6. eballs says:
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    Yo Grey! How’d I do in my RCL draft last night? (1st Pick)

    C: Alfaro
    1B: Olson
    2B: Moustakas
    SS: Mondesi
    3B: Suarez
    MI: Madrigal
    CI: Abreu
    OF: Acuña
    OF: Eloy
    OF: Franmil
    OF: Dozier
    OF: Hays
    UTIL: Khris Davis (This pick was autodrafted, supposed to be Didi Gregorius)

    P: Giolitto
    P: Lynn
    P: Ryu
    P: Lucchesi
    P: Yarborough
    P: DeSclafani
    P: Kimbrel
    P: Colome
    P: Doolittle
    P: Melancon
    P: Betances
    P: Barnes

    • Grey

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      Love that hitting, it looks dope…If I had to quibble, you might be low on AVG, but Madrigal could help there

      Your pitching looks great, this is exactly the type of team I’d love to draft…Nice job!

  7. packers2018 says:
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    Thanks for updating the top 500.

    I like your team and thought process on teams playing there rookies.

    Good point on the SP’s and overall talent. I can compare it to my high school team I coach. If the field conditions are poor, (wet, lumpy infield, windy, cold) it is a disadvantage to the more talented team as the players can’t show their true skills in bad conditions. Same as a SP won’t be able to pitch as many innings/games to show his dominance.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, good point from Coach of packers…Wait a minute, Coach Lombardi?

  8. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey! Crazy times. Just finished my draft in a H2H 10 team 5×5. We kept 10 that I’ve noted below. Let me know your thoughts.

    C – Will Smith
    1- Alonso (k)
    2 – Albies (k)
    3 – Bregman (k)
    SS – Story (k)
    OF – Acuna (k)
    OF – Bellinger (k)
    OF – Yordan (k)
    Util – Tatis (k)
    BN : Buxton, Grisham

    SP – Cole (k)
    SP – Flaherty (k)
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – E-Rod
    RP – L. Hendriks
    RP – Nick Anderson
    P – Odorizzi
    BN: Max Fried, Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, LG! It’s a little nuts…I think your hitting and pitching look stacked…I love the guys you have, if I had to quibble, you look low on saves

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But in H2H that’s less of a concern, so team looks just great

        • LG Baseball says:
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          Thanks Grey! Your rankings and advice were key in putting together my squad including keepers over the years. There are a few solid closers generally available depending on matchups that I can use.

          • Grey

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            Nice!

  9. MrBaseball says:
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    Kevin Maitan – drafted him 3 years ago – thought he might turn out to be good – is that still the case

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      He’s young. He’s got some swing holes. I personally don’t see it. I’d say 2022 before he even gets a crack at anything.

    • Grey

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      Agree with Knoche

  10. thehombre says:
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    Just curious, but you seem to love Grisham more than your rankings and much more than his $-1 value. You are drafting him like he’s hotter than Stanton in every team. Are you paying up late for steals or do you believe he will easily out perform His projections?

    Also, in a dynasty, would you rather have Devers or Wander Franco?

  11. Dougie says:
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    Good lookin team, Grey. I’m also thanking you for updating the projections in top 500. With the projection changes was there any notable movement in any rankings as some players become more or less valuable?

    • NUX says:
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      The subtraction of the stats is the easy part, just removal of a percentage from the Top 500. But when Grey says “My plan is to go around the field and look at how a delayed season will affect each position’s rankings…” that’s what you’re asking about and I think what he’s saying is that he’ll be working through that part, its not done yet.

      I have a draft that’s gonna go off as regularly scheduled tonight, so I’m gonna do a bit of moving guys around the ranks.

      My initial bump ups…. Stanton, Judge, Paxton, Clevinger, Verlander, Glasnow, MuCullers, Willie Calhoun

      Bump down… Kyle Hendricks, etc…? As Grey noted, less of a reason to grab the steady arms like him that balance ratios across a large innings load. I’m not gonna drop Hendricks a ton, but I’m just not gonna make it a point to go after one or two of those types of SPs, as I usually would.

      It’ll be interesting to see how these teams treat prospects when baseball gets going. I love the advantage of the typical long season and the time I have to churn and burn the bottom third of my roster. If there is only half a season of baseball, the advantage I have from streaming is less so. And I’m thinking that some teams that wouldn’t be expected to “go for it” will perhaps find it worthwhile to go forward with their best possible lineups from Opening Day.

      A lot smarter and more informed minds will be commenting on things like that in the days ahead.

      • packers2018 says:
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        Hey Nux, you bring up a couple thoughts for real life baseball.

        A team gets off to a hot start, now are they buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

        Is the MLB trade deadline going to change as far as the date goes?

        How many teams in the playoffs? Could be reduced so regular season goes longer.

        Will there be the old fashion doubleheaders with expanded rosters to 30?

        Hard to have a draft strategy for fantasy baseball with so many unknowns.

      • I may well be wrong, but all I have done is updated the stats of the injured players to reflect a full season. I am aware that a value formula results in a pitcher with 2 starts not necessarily doubling his value in comparison to when he has one start and other vagaries in values. I fail to see how only having half the starts is not comparable to only having half the ABs. As I am no expert I am certainly open to be persuaded differently.

    • Grey

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      I haven’t gone thru and updated specific players yet…I merely updated the top 500 on a rate basis — everyone down to 100 games vs. 162 — I will now go thru positions and update specific guys, and talk about that in posts

      • Dougie says:
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        Looking forward to it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  12. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Grey, DT and Razz Ball nation, just wanted to thank all of you guys for coming up with great articles and content during this crappy time. It’s been great hopping on the site and feeling like things are normal for awhile. Very cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Snacks! Be safe out there!

  13. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Personally, I also think L. Holt started the virus scare because she can’t handle my flow, so smooth when I drafted an A+ team in our RCL. She scuuuuured…

    • Grey

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      I was thinking the same thing!

    • Laura Holt

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      Um, perhaps you are confusing our RCL with a different league, because I just checked my roster and I’m pretty sure it’s the best team in the history of fantasy baseball. Especially now that it looks like that weird blip in consciousness I had where I drafted Verlander for the first time in my life might work out!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha…Snacks is owned

        • Snacks Zillion says:
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          Pfffttt, lol !!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  14. Eric Estrada says:
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    12 Team 5 x Roto League – Just drafted last Sunday. Let me know your thoughts. Need Speed probably

    C – Sean Murphy
    1B – Matt Olson (K)
    2B – Eduardo Escobar
    3B – Rafael Devers (K)
    SS – Javier Baez
    OF – Mookie Betts (K)
    OF – Austin Meadows (K)
    OF – Juan Soto
    U – Eloy Jimenez

    P – Yu Darvish
    P – Dinelson Lamet
    P – Lance Lynn
    P – Jake Ordorizzi
    P – Marcus Stroman
    P – Nick Anderson

    Bench
    Christian Walker
    Nomar Mazara
    Oscar Mercado
    Ahmed Rosario

    Josh James
    Kenta Maeda
    Ryan Yarbrough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you have very little speed…Hitting looks solid otherwise, I like the guys you have… Your pitching is great, exactly type of staff I would’ve drafted!

      • Eric Estrada says:
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        Thanks for the reply, Ahmed and Mercado are speed guys I can put in there. Hoping Betts runs more in LA. :) Love the pitching too especially on shortened season. Let’s hope there is a season.

        • Grey

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          Yes, hopefully!

  15. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dynasty roster move question here and since I respect your opinion, wanted to see what you thought. Would you drop Aquino or Seth Brown for Ryan O’Hearn?

    O’Hearn mashed in spring (5 bombs, .343 average, 1.252 OPS). I’m thinking he might have made the adjustments after last year’s implosion. Or maybe, like you say, the Spring Training stats are meaningless. Still, I don’t think Aquino even makes the Reds opening day roster and I absolutely cannot afford to give him a roster spot if he’s in the minors. I like Seth Brown. I see Matt Carpenter potential there. Similar age as when Carpenter figured it out.

    So, knowing all this, what would you do? Would you cut either for O’Hearn?

    • Grey

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      Nope

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Interesting. Thanks!

        • Harley Earl says:
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          Do you realize you have Aquino and O’Hearn projected for almost the EXACT stats in your adjusted top 500?

          I’m guessing you’re saying Aquino has more potential, so keep him?

          • Grey

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            Aquino does have more potential, and spring stats are useless, especially now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Alan says:
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    Sorry y’all, but dollars to doughnuts there’s gonna be NO mlb this season.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      then don’t come here and read the comments since there will be no season. jackass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Way too early to say

    • et says:
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      You’re enjoying your day, everything’s going your way, then along comes Debbie Downer…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Every party’s got a pooper, that’s why we invited you!

  17. KrazyIvan says:
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    Question for you,
    If the season is something like 115-125 games are you moving towards more consistent hitters, or, more high variance guys (potential better ceilings and probable lower floors)?
    I’m leaning towards more conservative guys a bit more but it’s more a gut feeling since all this is uncharted territory. Folks have no idea how good we have in terms of quality of play in today’s game. Good lord there were some terrible players who made it as big leaguers back then.
    Thanks Razzball crew and hope this whole community gets through these times on the up swing.

    BTW-watched a replay on YouTube from their MLB vault. 85 WS game 6. Charlie Liebrandt vs Danny Cox.

    • Grey

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      Higher variance… In a short season, Tanaka could win the Cy Young and deGrom could have a 4+ ERA — same with hitters…Small sample sizes are gonna rule the day

      Nice! Who won?

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        Royals forced a game 7 and set up a Saberhagen vs Tudor matchup.

        • Grey

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          Spoiler alert!

  18. Licketty Splits says:
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    Sorry for the long post…looking for help in who my keepers should be on this 12 team yahoo dynasty league. We keep 25 & that includes 5 NA slots This is roto 6X5 with OPS added to hitting and QS instead of W’s

    Keeping: Arenado, JD Mart, Merrifield, Goldy, Rosario, Chapman, Dahl, Polanco, Walker as bats
    then Buehler, Paddack, Thor, Bauer, Kluber, Heaney, Diaz, Robles, & Workman as arms.
    My for sure NAs are : Waters, Luciano, K Robinson, & Carlson (although he may make the team)
    For a total of 22

    I need 3 more from Stanton (should probably be in there ), Segura, Cain, Yaz, Santander, Dubon as bats
    or these arms: C Smith, Alcantara, Matz, Lugo, DeScaflani, Plesac & Shane Baz as my NA SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Smith, Segura…But kinda blech after Stanton

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Thanks …Your NL only team does look sexy as far as upside. Now we have to wait 8 weeks from what I hear. Hopefully there is a season but I guess we need to keep everyone healthy as a 1st priority

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping Memorial Day weekend is 1st games back

  19. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Nice team, especially being 12 team NL. Well done, man!

    Keep drafting them and writing about them, cause I am gonna be reading them.

    Be safe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

  20. The Flayed Man says:
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    Yahoo 10 team keeper with QS and OPS

    6 keepers
    1.Acuna
    2.Trea Turner
    3. Mondesi
    4. Tatis
    5. Soto
    6?
    Bregmen or Beiber(quality starts league)

    torn between Bregman and Beiber. I have the 3rd pick in draft but both will probably be picked with first 2 picks. I know I have alot of SS but that doesn’t worry me.

    Thank you.

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      Another option is to throw back Mondesi and hope he makes it to third pick.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s interesting…I kinda like that idea

      • Harley Earl says:
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        This is what I would do. Throw back Mondessi and keep the other two. If you lose Mondessi , so what, you’ve already got Tatis and Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Now that Verlander has had a procedure on his groin (Kate must have been out of town this week) do you see him recovering enough to keep him for $16 this year. His value has been down below that much but if he’s close to fully recovered from both issues he should be valued quite a bit higher. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll be fine for Opening Day if it’s June 1st, but impossible to say right now

  22. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Cool team!! I would expect nothing less from the Master Lothario.

    In my AL only keeper where we have no bench and everybody on your team has to play, I’ve got one position player opening and am trying to decide between Kyle Lewis, Clint Frazier, Nate Lowe, Chris Davis, Rio Ruiz, Morleand, Kristin Stewart, and Alex Gordon. Would you drop Brian Goodwin for a second one among these?

    On the pitching side, two slots and trying to decide between Justus Shefflied, Gio, Trent Thornton, Patrick Sandoval, Chris Bassitt, and Tanner Roark.

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit on Lewis during break

      Sheffield, Bassit

  23. Carona says:
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    My offense is set with 7 of my 8 keepers,trust me! I wanted to pick a pitcher for my 8 keeper spot but Verlanders status is unclear. These are my 3 choices for 8th and final keeper. Scherzer $34. Verlander $11 or keep an 8th offensive player with Laureano $2. This means all offense and carry no pitchers as keeper. 8 team Auction league. My 7 keepers so far total $106 out of standard $260 auction budget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, draft a bunch of starters after

  24. Carola says:
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    My offense is set with 7 of my 8 keepers,trust me! I wanted to pick a pitcher for my 8 keeper spot but Verlanders status is unclear. These are my 3 choices for 8th and final keeper. Scherzer $34. Verlander $11 or keep an 8th offensive player with Laureano $2. This means all offense and carry no pitchers as keeper. 8 team Auction league. My 7 keepers so far total $106 out of standard $260 auction budget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, draft a bunch of starters after

  25. Fish says:
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    So I updated my “War Room” with your projections (and Steamer’s) for my ongoing RazzSlam draft. Interestingly. On the whole, it appears your new values with the shorter season boost the values of SPs at the expense of the RPs.

  26. Trader says:
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    Thoughts on this squad…12 teamer. Holds and saves are separate cats.

    Trout, Blackmon, Laureano, Dahl,L Gurriel, G Polanco
    LeMaheiu, Dannys, Chapman
    Altuve, Villar, Madrigal
    Contreras
    Morton, Noah, Soroka, Ryu, Price, Odorizzi
    Doolittle, Kela, Lugo, Britton, Betances

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