At the same time the Red Sox signed Trevor Story, the Yankees signed Marwin Gonzalez. The oneupmanship between these two teams is just so hard to keep up with! Will cover Marwin in a few, but in some ways the Yankees replaced Luke Voit and Gary Sanchez all in one full swoop. Ya know, a guy who doesn’t play like Voit, while also being a guy not one fan is happy with like Sanchez. Mean’s while, the Red Sox went out and added Trevor Story to play 2nd base, and my mouth fell open and I started drooling when I saw the Expected Homers by Story if he called Fenway his home park last year. This stat is in general an absolute goof that you shouldn’t pay too much attention to, but I’ve never seen someone with such a huge difference before between actual and expected homers. He had 19 expected homers in Coors last year (actually hit 24) and his expected homers in Fenway was 38 homers. That is comical. Last year, Story hit 35.5% to center and 27.3% to right. That’s a decent amount the other way (32nd in the majors) and little above average to center. In Fenway, you want to badonkadonk off the wall as many times as you can. Not so you can scare people on Lansdowne, or at least not only that reason. You wanna hit doodie shots off the wall for the doodie doubles. Like a PETA-sanctioned vet, Story has pulled more balls previously, so maybe he returns to that, but he’s been getting beat by fastballs, not exactly turning on them. Why does this sound negative? Because I think people’s first reaction is to think Story just got much better, but as Rudy’s hitter projections show, this was a pretty neutral move from Coors. Not bad, but things didn’t get much better. That extra eligibility doesn’t hurt though. Well, it doesn’t hurt Story. Where my Jarren Duran truthers at? You need a hug? Updated were my shortstops rankings; top 100 for 2022 fantasy baseball and top 500 for 2022 fantasy baseball. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this preseason for 2022 fantasy baseball:
Travis Shaw – Signed by the Sawx. The Red Sox said in a statement, “We read a 2019 Travis Shaw sleeper post from Razzball’s Grey Albright where he predicted an MVP for Travis Shaw, and that kind of potential isn’t often found.”
Nick Castellanos – Signed with the Phils. So, the real question now, what unfortunate event is Castellanos going to homer during in Philly? Oh, no, Castellanos is going to homer during the untimely death of the Philly Phanatic, isn’t he? RIP Phanatic — you brought attention to Graves Disease and hypertrichosis in such a jovial way that forced people to confront it during rain delays and excessive pitching changes. Your humor and hijinks were everything to the city of Brotherly Love, and you embraced capitalism, unlike your socialist friend, Gritty. May your soul travel to mascot heaven where it belongs. So, Castellanos looks good in red, huh? He’s about to thump. The Greek God of Hard Contact goes to the home of hard contact from strangers with batteries, and any worries I might’ve had his fly ball rate was falling too low are assuaged by the stadium. He’s been updated in the top 20 outfielders.
Carlos Correa – Signed by the Twins. Or as I like to call them, the Minnesota Sorta-Going-For-Its. The Minnesota Sorta-Going-For-Its have a sorta contending team and are sorta going for it. A spokesman for the team said, “Yeah, you could say, we’re sorta going for it.” Ya know what else is sorta good? Rudy’s hitter projections for Carlos Correa. For whatever reason, projections always seem to love Correa. He did drop his strikeouts last year in a big way, so maybe he holds gains on average — .280 vs. .260. He did hit for decent power with a HR/FB% that wasn’t exorbitant. I get the projections like him, and why. I, how’sever, are always left feeling meh with him. I did move him up in my shortstops rankings though, because I looked at it like this, “Would I really draft Tatis right now over him?” And the answer there is no. Also, Jose Miranda was taken back down in the 3B rankings. Sigh, my sweet, sweet Miranda. Finally, it has done me well to cross my fingers and toes that Jeremy Peña will be the Astros shortstop. Anyone know a quick-and-easy way to uncross arthritic fingers and toes? By the by, it’s gonna be cool when we get to the postseason with the Twins and Rangers. “It’s October 27th. Game 7 of the ALCS. Loser go home. Winner goes to the World Series. It’s the Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins, and everyone is tuned in to What What Happens! for the The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion.”
Kenley Jansen – Signed with the Braves. This was a kick in the SAGNUTS for me because I was taking shots late with Will Smith like I was his personal valet that Jada doesn’t know about. Also, was almost completely out on Blake Treinen, because I thought the Dodgers were absolutely gonna bring back Jansen. Major bummer all around for yours truly. FML, and not for Fantasy Master Lothario, in this scenario. Bullpen Chart has been updated, and my top 500.
Phil Gosselin – Signed with the Braves. May I suggest he go by Gosse Gosselin? Just to piss off Gossage.
Luke Voit – Traded to the Padres. Or if any nerds are reading, “Luke, I am your Padre.”
Crazy that the Yankees aka The Evil Empire ended up sending Luke to his Padre. Poetic even. Or maybe I don’t know what poetic is. That latter theory feels more accurate. You might’ve heard this trade from the Padres fans screaming, “Please say Hosmer is going the other way!” Nope, he didn’t but he was lowered in my 1st basemen rankings, and Luke Voit was raised, and I drafted him almost immediately after the news, so cha and ching.
Michael Pineda – Signed with the Tigers. He looks like he’s eaten a tiger. Have you seen this guy lately? He showed up in shape. The shape of a circle. Beginning to think he’s really taken the piñata nickname to heart and he’s filled himself with candy. He was updated in the top 100 starters.
Marwin Gonzalez – Signed with the Yanks. Kinda crazy the Yankees became a small market team this offseason.
Ryan Tepera – Signed with the Angels. Batters love this! Rice flour, all-purpose, panko…You name the batter, and Tepera is your guy! He was updated in the top 500 for 2022 fantasy baseball with assumption he’ll be setting up Raisel.
Archie Bradley – Signed with the Angels. Every morning there’s a Halo hanging from the corner of my girlfriend’s four-post bed, because she was an Angels fan and hung up her cap when their offseason moves were just getting middle relievers.
Jorge Soler – Signed by the Marlins. Pit bull approves of this signing. Not the Miami-based rapper, I went to a pit bull in my neighborhood and said, “Jorge Soler to the Marlins,” and he barked. So, ya know, that’s his approval. Soler could hit the ball out of any park, so not worried about this hurting his power, but his average has been on decline and not showing much sign of a bounce back. This should be a solid landing spot for him though, much like Aguilar before him, because why wouldn’t they play Soler every day? He was updated in the top 60 outfielders.
Colin Moran – Signed with the Reds to be a lefty bench bat-slash-DH-slash-collect-aluminum-cans-to-get-the-nickels-in-the-Reds-Get-The-Nickels-campaign-to-pay-their-players.
Jose Barrero – Broken hamate bone in his left hand and will miss six weeks. Good news is he’ll come back like Babe Ruth and will very likely be the best hitter in baseball for the final four and half months. Is this believable at all? No? That’s fine, I only have to convince myself. So, lowered him way down in my shortstop rankings, and now I want to die. He might be removed completely after he visits a hand specialist.
Lucas Sims – Won’t be ready for Opening Day, but is not injured. Ah, yeah, one of those non-injury setbacks. Very common. That’s what that Daniel Day Lewis movie was about, right? Phantom injuries need phantom stitches so you use phantom thread. Bullpen chart was updated.
Jonathan Villar – Signed with the Cubs. Villar and Brad Miller should start their own team, the Prospblocks. Just go around and play directly in front of prospects. Villar could’ve went to Korea and been an MVP, but instead he’ll platoon with Madrigal and Hoerner, and maybe Frazier, and kill all four of their values. Villar and Hoerner were updated in the 2nd basemen rankings.
Mychal Givens – Signed with the Cubs. Bizarre offseason the Cubs are having. Like they forgot they blew up their entire team last year, or like someone urinated on all their scouting reports and are like:
“Um, yeah, that guy is good.”
“Yeah, that guy sounds good!”
So, Givens becomes the Cubs’ third closer. *doing rough math* …divide 70 wins by three closers, subtract five blown saves, four games where Seiya hits a 3-run homer in the 8th making it no longer a save opp, and two games when he should’ve closed but was trapped under a slice of Chicago pizza…Mychal Givens is gonna get 12 saves! He’s been added to the top 500 for 2022 fantasy baseball.
Drew Smyly – Signed with the Cubs. The North Side of Chicago hasn’t seen a Smyly so wide since Sammy Sosa. Is that something? How about this, Smyly is not how fans are during Drew’s starts? Harsh, but more accurate? Yeah. He’s been updated in the top 100 starters.
Carter Kieboom – Out with a flexor mass strain. Weird flexor but okay. I haven’t moved Kieboom down yet in my rankings because I don’t know his timetable yet and I can’t move him much further down without just deleting him.
Luis Urias – Out for a minimum of two weeks with a quad injury. Long, rueful sigh. Don’t want to even discuss this, I’m disgusted. Not now, B. Fire! I’m not in the mood for your fire rhymes! Moved Urias down in my 2nd basemen rankings.
Adley Rutschman – Out for three weeks with a triceps injury. I was a little laggard in moving him in my catchers rankings. What happened was, I saw Adley had a triceps injury, then I forgot about it, and now I remembered. Interesting, right?
Danny Duffy – Signed with the Dodgers. Between Duffy, Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, David Price and Andrew Heaney, the Dodgers have 34% of a 5th starter.
Tyler Anderson – Signed by the Dodgers. Make that 67% of a 5th starter. He was updated in the top 100 starters. Also, sad news, Tony Gonsolin got lowered, and removed from my pitchers’ pairings tool. Stupid Dodgers signed fifteen fifth starters, and Gonsolin is my favorite, but it’s too crowded to get excited about him beyond deep leagues.
Matthew Boyd – Signed with the Giants. After obliterating the narrative, “Comerica is a pitchers’ park,” Boyd sets his eyes on Oracle Park.
Jack Flaherty – Received a PRP injection in his torn right shoulder and won’t throw for two weeks. That shoulder might levy a short season for Flaherty. Little SCTV pun candy for ya. So, I was avoiding Flaherty before, now I’m close to removing him from my rankings altogether. For now, he was moved down to the top 60 starters, but the next step is hitting him with some Rankings B. Gone spray. I wasn’t drafting him before, and absolutely not now.
Corey Dickerson – Signed with the Cardinals. That’s surprising, the Cardinals’ DH options were Paul DeJong, Peanuts Vendor for the 3rd base boxes, and a local guy who described Willie McGee’s face as interesting. So, for this year, Corey Dickerson can put up stats like…*looks at his last year where he hit six homers and stole six bags*…Say, can that Peanuts Vendor hit lefties?
Hey Grey! Happy 2022 FB season…what ya think for 6×6 roto this year:
who Would you prefer as your last SP in a 12 team? Brash, Luzardo or Matz. All have looked good so far.
Do you still think Kimbrel gets traded soon. So many teams could use him.
Thank you and real baseball in 14 days! HeeHaw!…that’s for your Alabama readers.
I don’t think Kimbrel is traded
18-team, 8-keeper, OBP/QS league.
I’m thinking Tatis, Soto, Betts, Mullins, India, Kelenic, Burnes & Buehler as my 8 keepers. You swapping out Ketel Marte, Gausman, Cease or Mahle for anyone? Or do I have it right?
Thanks! You da man!
Keeper help…have some options but wanted some advice…$260 salary/$300 cap 16tm
(Don’t love $30 keeps but think esp now in atl I’ll regret it as he probs goes for at min $35)
Last option who are you keeping?
R.Iglesias($32 prob rather sagnof tbh)
Hope all is well. Like the new(to me) site layout. Appreciated as always!
this could go down as the worst offseason the NYY have seen in a long while it seems to me Cashman was way off his game,the one priority they had was getting a SS and there were many to be had but Cash dropped the ball,better hope one of these two Minor League SS are the real deal or this will bite for years…….Now thet have DJ on the team without a position why wasnt Torres moved ?
thank you for the story about Story! yay fantasy baseball is back, which I am happier for then real baseball! Give me a HR notification Yahoo to get me all pumped up while watching a movie with lady shizwolf. Ya right can I watch a full game! I did a few mocks last evening and was hoping to pick ur nogin about some F pitchers for awhile strat… Like maybe not till rounds 7-8…
I keep thinking when i see the hitters still on the board in those rounds i would trade this pitcher for him mid season… in 7-8 I have been seeing a lot of Musgrove and Montas… The league is a h2h weekly with w,k,era, whip, net svs and hlds which is why I think i could stack hitters and fill in the pitching gaps as I go. I always find a couple pitchers off waivers every year and streaming 2 start pitchers works… Also always extra RP floating on waivers.
Does this logic make sense or should i still go after a Ray or Peralta type in the 5th or 6th
have a good week
Haha, agreed, it’s nice to have it back…
That strategy makes sense to me…You don’t need a top ace in H2H
Hey Grey –
Thanks for all your help these past few years. I have some keeper questions for you.
12 team league, 6×6 (HR, R, RBI, OBP, SLG, SBN)/(IP, QS, SV+H, ERA, WHIP, K/9). I can keep 9 at their drafted price from last year for either one or two years.
I have some low cost players I’ll keep – Luis Robert ($1), Mullins ($1), Bichette ($1), Trevor Rogers ($1) Alex Manoah ($1) and Robbie Ray ($3), which leaves me 3 more. here’s who I’m choosing from:
Will Smith (C) – $7 (can be kept this year)
Jared Walsh – $4 (through 2023)
Ozzie Albies – $32 (this year)
Bobby Witt – $9 (through 2023)
Franmil Reyes – $1 (this year)
Max Scherzer – $37 (through 2023)
Jose Berrios – $23 (this year)
Michael Kopech -$1 (through 2023)
I know this is a lot, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on who I should keep.
No problem! Witt, Albies, Scherzer
Thank you so much!
Deep league. I read your write ups on these two but I am going to ask since my league is ohp format. Moose is only 33. He was hurt last year. Dh an option but he’ll play 3b most often since the Suarez trade. Brown will play OF. He may even be an option at 1b. The obp ranking has moose much higher than your top 500. Would you give him a shot at Util since he can m qualifies at 1b 3b and plays on a good park.? Or are you avoiding these guys like the plague? 16 team league. Thanks
I would in a 16 teamer, I nearly drafted him yesterday in an OBP league…May as well…He will get ABs
The Grey stamp of approval. Priceless.
Are you still drinking the Steve Kwan kool-aid? He seems to fit in nicely in a deep league of mine. Do you expect him to start with the big club out of the gate?
Yeah, I still love him
Me too haha
Great to be here again! After my long baseball hibernation, I am finally starting to get back into it. My draft is Friday and I want to confirm some keepers with you. Back in October, I sent the following:
Looking at my keepers for next year and would like your opinion. Not really great options here, which tells you all you need to know about my season.
Who would be your FOUR picks from the guys below? Note: I can’t take more than one guy in a round (duh)! I’m leaning toward the asterisks, but let me know what you think.
*Shane Bieber – will replace my 6th round pick next year
Giancarlo – will replace my 6th round pick next year
*Luis Castillo – will replace my 5th round pick next year
Matt Olson – will replace my 5th round pick next year
Adalberto Mondesi – will replace my 2nd round pick next year
Jorge Polanco – will replace my 17th round pick next year
*Chris Bassitt – will replace my 13th round pick next year
*Nate Eovaldi – will replace my 20th round pick next year
Back then you chose Bieber, Castillo, Polanco and Bassitt – and I think I still agree, but just want to make sure. Thanks again!
Meh, I’d prolly skip Eovaldi and Bassitt with Polanco and Olson — unless this is a QS or Points league league
Sorry, left out the details. 12 team H2H with OBP and QS
Ah, then I’d go Olson and Bassitt
Ok so Olson over Castillo? I can’t take them both because they’d each have to be drafted in the 5th round to keep them. Basically it would be either:
Bieber, Castillo, Polanco and Bassitt
Bieber, Olson, Polanco and Bassitt
Bieber, Olson, Polanco and Bassitt
13T roto Yahoo, OPS
Need keeper help.
Can only keep 2 more. Who do you like from:
Rodgers (13th or 14th)
10 team obp dynasty league. Which side of this trade you taking?
O’Neil Cruz, Jose Miranda, and Pablo Lopez for Trevor story?
Grey, this is my RCL draft from Saturday night
Drafted from the 8th spot
K. Marte 2b/of
E. Diaz rp
Luis Garcia sp
Joe Barlow rp
C. Blackmon #5 of
Reached for Ruiz in the 17th
Your comments are greatly appreciated
Think you might be low on power, a little bit, but not bad…Hitting looks solid overall…Pitching looks great, I think it’s a team like I’d draft…Looks solid!
Barrero – inj
(Julio Rod, Brujan waiting)
Sp – F. Peralta, Manaea, Eovaldi, desclafani, Rasmussen, J. suarez
Who would be some of your adds in the draft between these guy according to my current team:
Meadows, Lemaheui, Pham, Cron, Pollock, Robles, Toro, Biggio, Verlander, Suarez, Naquin, Cano, Christian walker, dozier, mccormick, Pivetta, Mcneil, Calhoun, JD Davis, Frayley
Pick top 7 in order you would go for to help my team. Auction Draft. So probably cant afford every top guy that would get bid up. So would be nice to see a mix of expensive and cheaper players in your picks. Thank you!
David Peralta, Yandy diaz, G. Hampson, Tyronne Tyalor, Ji man choi, Jake meyers, Brad Miller, Edwin Rios too.
16 team league
Highest MI you can get, then best bat available…you need AVG so LeMahieu and Pollock…I think you’re fine at SP, prolly need an arm or two, but not first thing…
DJ, Pollock, Cron, Pham, Toro, Naquin
thanks!!. if you could add 2 more guys to that list for hitters. who would they be?
Only because there is no way id get all of those guys, and need to add a few cheaper bats too.
Doing an auction for the first time. Draft is on Yahoo. I used their average auction values to build this team and would love some feedback on any ways I should adjust my approach to the draft.
C – Narvaez $1
1B – Walsh $13
3B – Devers $35
CI – Mancini $6
2B – India/Jazz $15
SS – Franco $23
MI – Adames $4
OF – Robert $34
OF – Yordan $31
OF – Franmil $12
OF – Gurriel Jr $6
OF – Adell $1
U – Candelario $1
P – Berrios $17
P – Cease $11
P – Bassitt $7
P – Ed Rod $6
P – S Gray $5
P – Stroman $2
Cl – Romano $8
Cl – Knebel $3
Cl – T Rogers $2
Bench (8 man, so 2 larger than normal) $15. I also have $3 left of the 260 to play with.
In addition to any general feedback you have, I would love your thoughts on:
1) Do I have enough speed?
2) Will closers actually go for these prices? I feel as though they will be more.
3) I feel as though Devers might be a luxury. Do I need to back off on him (for maybe a $16 Bryant) so that I have more to get other guys when they are bid up?
Thanks for all you do! I have probably spent 40 hours on the site this week preparing – nothing like it!
how many teams
Sorry – 12 teams, 5×5 roto.
2. I doubt it, a lot more
3. I think if you can get all those guys for that price, it’s doable…I don’t think it’s realistic…Prolly take money from Devers, get a lesser 3B
OK, so this was my concern. Let’s say I:
1) Swap K Bryant ($16) in for Devers. Now I have $22 left in the budget to actually get the guys I want.
2) Figure I only get 2 closers instead of 3. Some of the saved money goes to securing them. Spend $1 on a reliever who might be a closer instead of a sure thing.
Does it need further adjustments to make it feel realistic? If so, what would you change? Sorry for so many questions – I’ve done a million snake drafts and know how to prepare for those! I feel a little out of my element.
1. Yes, much better
2. Sure, that works, but with Bryant you might have money for more/better RPs
That does feel more realistic
Thank you so much! Now I have a plan – which, as they say, is great until the first shot is fired!
Which two to keep? Standard $260 auction (keeper price each year is avg of current & previous draft cost). OPS is included as category.
Witt has been playing 3b in spring. Please kc don’t be cheap. Sign him and have him play all year.
Ha, I know!
General question: I could’ve sworn that in the past during Spring Training teams would post who would be pitching that day and for how long. For example, the Mets would say “Jacob DeGrom is scheduled to pitch for 2-3 innings or around 65 pitches, followed by…” but I can’t find this info anywhere this year. I mostly used this to see if I wanted to watch the game, but now I wanted to try to find it to help people who are betting on Spring Training games (I can’t do it since NY doesn’t allow betting on ST games)
Not sure tbh
I feel like they def did so i would know if i wanted to catch one of the pitching prospects on TV
Grey you been hearing anything about J. Rodriguez breaking camp or at least called up after 2 weeks?
Nah, he’s being sent down, I’d guess May/June
remember SEA was the org that like their team president a calendar year ago was caught (probably drunk) at some dinner literally blowing up in public they intentionally manipulate service time, even before the fraley for winker (+ other stuff) deal he wasn’t coming in right away anyway.
I’ve renamed Adam “Luke” and now he had to listen to me during our draft tonight.
Thanks for the laughs
Haha, No problem
Thank you for the RCL shout out! (Though I should mention that I think the league was set up to pay out top three spots $600/$400/$200… so still 100% of entry fees paid out just not to one person)
is it filled?
JUST filled — woo hoo!
Thanks for helping organize that league grey! I have the first pick in that RCL and am torn on whether i should take Ohtani – you can swap him out of the lineup daily to maximize his value when hes pitching, but youre still gonna lose 25-30 games of hitting stats since you wont get those if you slot him at P when hes starting – plus he has added injury risk doing both and slowed in the 2nd half, esp. with AVG. He’s obviously great but i feel like id be more comfortable playing it safe with Trea. Any thoughts?
Nah, I have Ohtani ranked and he’s not 1st, he’s not even close
I agree that in most normal weekly formats its not close, but Id think the daily nature of the RCLs would change the math a bit since you can actually use him at both hitter/P. Like I said id still be a bit uneasy taking him that high but i feel like the projections would say thats the right move in that format… the safety and stability of a trea/bichette seems like the move that will give me less agita in the long run
I ranked him thinking daily RCL… He’s ranked overall as a pitcher and hitter… If he gets 4 ABs/game when he pitches in say 20 starts…You’re gonna miss at least 80 ABs…So you’re not getting those hitting stats…You then get those pitching stats, but while he was solid last year as a pitcher, that’s more tenuous than his hitting…
agree with your line of thinking, just wanted to confirm what type of format specifications you had in mind when coming up with your rank and if that changed anything. Thanks for the input!
Or you can be like me last year and forget to move him back and forth and miss even more!
Good morning, Razzballers. & GREAT to watch some spring training over the weekend! Also this weekend, in my 12 Team H2H, Keepers were revealed. My solid start-squad is stacked, entering the season with Acuna, Bichette & Tucker. With the fourth pick in the opening round, the best options available are as follows: JoRam, Freeman, Albies, L. Robert, Albies, Yordan & Wander. Given the three players kept, would you please rank my Top 4 options?? Thanks!!
JoRam, Freeman, Albies, Albies, Yordan
can you clarify #3 & #4? I’m seeing double. Let me guess… Albies 3 & Robert 4? Thanks, again!
JoRam, Freeman, Albies, Yordan
Thank you, again.
Hi Grey, I asked my keepers yesterday in 5×5 OBP 10-team league, you answered to keep : Bichette, Olson, T Anderson, L Robert, Woodruff, Berrios
Rest players: JD, Baez, Bregman, Merrifield
2 Why Anderson over Merrifield/Baez?
3 Are you worry about Robert’s injury?
4 If I choose 1 more hitter in rest players, who will you pick?
You have two SS, so you’re fine with MIs, so I suggested you take two SPs…Woodruff is better than Whit and Baez, either way…Berrios and Whit or Baez are toss ups, but you have two SPs, and SS so draft a 2B
I’m not worried about Roberts, read my rankings
Thanks Grey, appreciated.
Luis Robert injury?? Haven’t heard anything…
Think he’s talking last year
man what kind of lucky position would one have to be in (i.e. not having any current injured guys) to worry about lou bob, he came back last year and played fine the whole rest of the year.
6 man keeper – Keeping 6 bats … my 6th keeper is Betts.
Scenario A – Would you trade Betts for Corbin Burnes? In this trade, my keepers are Bichette, Ohtani, Acuna, Robert, Tucker, Burnes
Scenario B – Or would you trade Betts for a pick (who would be a Logan Webb/Urias/Gausman type pitcher) and keep Witt. In this trade my keepers are Bichette, Ohtani, Acuna, Robert, Tucker, Witt and say Gausman (draft pick gained in Betts trade)
Which scenario do you prefer? Basically comes down to Burnes or Bobby Witt and Gausman.
Thanks for assist!
WTF is going on at ESPN. Some of your top 10 guys are in the 30’s over there. Im almost afarid to say anything…
ETA on player pairings?
How high would you take some of the top prospects in a 5×5 startup dynasty?
I did the player pairings about a month ago…I’d take a guy like Witt in the top 20
Hey I’m in a 12 team OPS keeper league, current hitter keepers are:
Based on my draft pick i should be able to choose one between albies, trout, and Luis Robert.
Based on my current keepers who would you pick? Trout would probably post the highest OPS, albies would fill a position of need at 2b, i love robert’s upside but already have Eloy, not sure i want two top guys on the same team. Appreciate the help as always!
Here’s OPS rankings btw https://razzball.com/playerrater-preseason-espnmlb12-6X6ops/
Hey grey, when drafting a team do you use the draft queue for both pitchers and positional players, your own list, or straight off the draft board?
Which I’m getting from my War Room
Mondesi is my odd man out for my keepers, would you trade Degrom for a draft pick and keep Mondesi? The pick would be someone like Logan Webb/Max Fried type if I went pitcher. So essentially Degrom for Mondesi and Webb or keep Degrom?
It’s getting scary. I feel like there’s creepy cheap horror music following all your sleepers around and they are dropping like minimum pay actors from the cheesy movies. Afraid to ask who is next. Please not Bobby Witt. Please not Bobby Witt.
Any kind of bump on Kirilloff with Correa signing? And yeah, I had to look up the correct spelling again. It’s been a couple months.
Ugh, I know…Please don’t touch Witt or McClanahan
Kirilloff? Nah, but can’t hurt I suppose
Did a slow draft last week for a 13 team 5×5 roto w/OBP. Seiya Suzuki wasn’t available in the player pool at that time, but will be available via FAAB in our league this week. What % would you throw down. I’m leaning 25%.
That’s a lot unless you don’t use FAAB all year…Can you make zero dollar pickups during the season?
Yes. 0 bucks adds a possibility.
Ah, so 25% makes sense then
Good morning, Grey. Have to finalize keepers this week and was hoping to get your opinion on my last selection. We can keep 5 and I have the following definites:
Shohei Ohtani (DH)
I had planned to keep Chris Sale as my 5th keeper but now am hesitant based on his injury. Would you replace him with Shane McClanahan (who can kept as a last round (26) value) or keep another hitter (Mountcastle (17th round) or F. Reyes (13th round) are my best value options).
I found it interesting that the big ticket free agent shortstop contracts of this offseason are roughly in reverse order or how you’ve ranked them- Story and Baez and Semien cheaper AAV, Seager and Correa highest.
Defensive prowess isn’t even enough to fully explain it. Will be fun to see how things go in fifteen years when a fantasy baseballer (Grey’s mom’s term) becomes a GM and shakes things up.
Haha, yeah, true
Corey Seager’s contract seems like such an overpay, especially now.
Yeah, Seager’s contract was terrible
Hey Grey – expected HR are a silly stat but hellooooooooooo. Not a 1:1, but that’s certainly very encouraging to see.
Roster Resource has him penciled at 5 in the order, which I sort of like for purposes of SB opportunity…
Yeah, I think Story landed about as good as he was going to if he left Coors…He should be just fine
The SCTV pun made my day. Thx!!
The first few times I went to Vegas, I’d get my arse handed to me whilst betting on NFL games. AND DEN, I had the bright idea to do the exact opposite of whatever my initial thoughts were. Since that decision, I’ve reeled off more wins than losses consistently.
This trip down who-gives-a-shit lane leads me to wonder if I should take this same approach with closers: Do the exact opposite of whatever my gut tells me…tho there are usually too many other options to do this properly.
Haha, yeah, which is why I just drafted Chris Stratton
How you liking your DC team so far? I have you leading BA and Wins by a hair and Ks by A LOT. I’m jelly of your staff (hey now!) …I always suck in these DCs presumably cause I can’t resist going hitter over pitcher at every turn.
Ya know, I have me doing well in SBs and great with pitching…But otherwise, my team feels solid but I feel light on power
Definitely solid. light on power probably but 10-15 dongs out of top 4..which is likely just noise as far as projections go…of course you may also be 10-15 dongs out of the bottom 4;)
I have one more DC to go and ima target Ks like my Fantasy Master Lothario By Way of The Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston Don’t Abbreviate!!
HAHA, just don’t abbreviate anything and you’ll be fine!
Just finished my draft, 12 team, 3 keeper league with obp.
Pitching standrad with QS and Sv.
C – Stephenson
1b – Lourdes Gurriel
2b – India
3b – Bregman
SS – Torres
OF – Tucker (k), Teoscar, Franmil Reyes
UTL – Ohtani (k)
BN – Vaughn
SP – Scherzer (k), Snell, Cristian Javier, Ian Anderson, Quantrill, Josiah Gray, Matz, Ober.
RP – Gallegos, Treinen
What are your thoughts?
I’m thinkong low on SBs and moderate in avg.
You have no speed but AVG looks fine…You look very iffy on pitching too…You only have one starter I’d trust
Thanks for the killer write-ups, Grey (which I was almost named but my dad rejected it)! Crazy to remember how stoked we all were when Corey Dickerson was in Colorado many moons ago. Then he got plantar fasciitis, then traded, then never really regained his form. Such a bummer! No questions from me! Just glad baseball is back!
You could just call yourself Grey! Yeah, long time ago Dickerson was decent
Loving Voit to Padres. Hating Villar to Cubs. Wondering if Grienke in KC could pull a Morton.
Except Greinke throws 86 MPH
a. Fantastic report, man! Great comments and analytics!
b. Saw Moran signed for…1M$. Even when they leave PIT they still can’t kick the ‘cheap’ moniker.
c. Had my second RCL last night. Sigh. Out of the #2 hole.
So the team…
Lu-Gu-Ju, Teoscar, Marsh, Sanchez, Winker
Bench Connor Joe
SP Baz, Manaea, Montas, JoMo, Ryan, Ranger
RP Ashby, Fairbanks, Loaisiga, McHugh, Williams
1 Since dropped J-Rod for Connor Joe. My concern on J-Rod for 2022 is where does he play (Haniger, Kelenic,Winker)? Connor Joe will be awesome, plays all outfield positions and both corner infield positions. I need someone on the roster who I can swap in when Ohtani pitches or did they say he’ll hit when he pitches?
2 Art Warren available. Add him over anyone? Don’t say the aforementioned Connor Joe!
3 Looks like I’m light on average (yet again!) and saves. Should be all right.
d. It’s the 55th anniversary of Antonioni’s film ‘Blow up’. Don’t look to see what Jill Kennington looks like now, 55 years later. Then (Oh, WOW!)…now (ouch! eye roll).
e. George Carlin quote of the day for March 21, 2022
‘Some people have no idea what they’re doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.’
C. I like the hitting a lot, maybe light on AVG…you went Ohtani 2nd overall? Wow…I think your pitching is a little lacking
Agree on J-Rod
Warren over McHugh
D. She looks good for 70 something — cougar, rawr!
E. Haha, he’s so good
The Sims situation really isn’t that hard to understand – he had some elbow and back issues pre-spring training that sidetracked his throwing program, those seem to be resolved now but as a result he’s behind schedule and likely won’t be built up in time for opening day. (Yes, the injuries could linger/recur but the stated explanation is perfectly plausible, that sort of thing happens all the time with pitchers.)
Yup, makes sense
And if Sims won’t be ready until at least week 3, the Reds are going to help him by not generating any save opportunities until at least week 3.
It’s not a great situation
I was on the Lane Thomas bandwagon and set to take him as my last OF. Douche Martinez may spoil the breakout. He said he’d like Cesar Hernandez to emerge as the leadoff hitter. Thomas has been hitting 6th in spring; it’s early but not good. I also heard the word platoon and position battle. Ugh. So with that buzzkill, would you take Thomas or Kyle Lewis? Both were close in your rankings. Lewis has unquestionabe upside if he can stay healthy, but has a knee issue and may not be ready for opening day. Who would you take? Obp format. I also can add an OF later if this pick flops; i have Tatis who qualifies there too.
The M’s trade also mucks things up but Lewis is one of the three best OF on the team now when on the field. The DH spot is open. J-Rod should be up this year, but should have been last year too while in a playoff race. I know lewis can hit if he’s playing, Thomas has a much smaller sample size.
Platoon with who? Yadiel? Meh, I hope not…I’m still in on Lane…Especially in OBP
Thanks. Dave Martinez comes from the Joe Maddon school of mgmt. He is wont to change things and do things that are not exactly smart. I remember a few years ago he moved trea turner out of leadoff spot. Brilliant
There are a couple spots left in the RCL for all you maniac frequent commenters aka the FCL… compete against the likes of OSB Vinwins Dfresh and Truss. Reply for the invite.
I would enjoy the opportunity to join
My comments are more occasional rather than frequent
Will step up my comment game
theres the link Mr Angel