So, Rudy and I took part in Yahoo’s Friends & Family league hosted by Brandon Funston.  I believe Rudy and I are on the Friends side of equation, but some of the things I find on Ancestor.com could shock you.  I’m only like 12 cousins removed from my wife.  I’m so well-adjusted that doesn’t even make me shudder anymore!  Could Brandon Funston be my uncle?  Unkie Funston?  That would be cool.  I would be like, “Unkie Funston, can I have your old baseball card collection?”  And he’d be like, “Sure, if you trade me Starlin Castro.”  In this league is a few Rotoworld guys, a few Rotowire guys, a few Yahoo guys, a Wall Street Journal guy, a boneheaded Razzball guy and our very own, Rudy Gamble.  Quite the array of talent.  It’s like a Dave Navarro supergroup and I’m Sammy Hagar.  “Have you tried my tequila?  It’ll make you slap your momma and call her daddy.”  That’s me as Sammy Hagar.  This league is a standard Yahoo league with a 1400 max IP for pitchers.  Anyway, here’s my Yahoo 12-team, mixed league draft recap:

C: Nick Hundley (24)
1B: Anthony Rizzo (1)
2B: Jose Altuve (2)
3B: Todd Frazier (3)
SS: Corey Seager (6)
CI: Albert Pujols (9)
MI: Starlin Castro (17)
OF: Jason Heyward (5)
OF: Gregory Polanco (7)
OF: Delino DeShields (13)
OF: Khris Davis (15)
UTIL: Brett Lawrie (20)
UTIL: Domingo Santana (21)

SP: Jacob deGrom (4)
RP: Francisco Rodriguez (10)
P: Tyson Ross (8)
P: Carlos Rodon (11)
P: Jake McGee (12)
P: Taijuan Walker (14)
P: Patrick Corbin (16)
P: Arodys Vizcaino (18)
P: Luis Severino (19)
Bench:
Danny Farquhar (22)
Vince Velasquez (23)
Kevin Siegrist (25)
Kevin Jepsen (26)

I CAN’T REMEMBER SEEING SUCH A SEXY TEAM BEFORE.  MAYBE ONCE IN THIS WEIRD DAYDREAM I HAD WHERE R. KELLY WAS URINATING ON MY COMPUTER.

Yeah, this team is straight butter with the ER.  It was basically the first draft where I was like, “I’m just going to take all of the guys that I really love no matter what round it is.”  And somehow I got deGrom too!  Honestly, seriously, awkward sentence intro-ly, I don’t even know how I got some of these guys.  DeShizznit in the 13th?  That’s ridonkeydonk.  “Hey, old timey cowboy, get off that ridonkeydonk, it’s my turn to ride!”  Altuve in the 2nd?  Geez, how do I refuse that?  Polanco in the 7th?  I want-I want.  Pujols in the 9th?  Sure, that makes sense.  Dot dot dot.  In an 8 team league!  I’m not even kidding when I say I have serious bedroom eyes for this team.

COULD YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU DRAFTED DEGROM, BECAUSE MY HEART’S ALL PITTER-PATTER, BUT I THOUGHT HE WAS BEING DRAFTED TOO HIGH FOR YOU?

I was at pick 39 and I saw deGrom, Lorenzo Cain, Adam Jones, CarGo I and II, Miguel Sano and Bogaerts as the next guys on the list.  Didn’t really want any of them, which is something I’ve found in a few drafts now.  I don’t love the outfielders in the 3rd to 4th round.  I like Cain…Sugar!, but not in the 30s overall.  I don’t like the CarGoes.  I don’t like Schwarber, Cano, Matt Carpenter, Tulo or Puig.  Just a few of the names that were drafted in the 3rd and 4th round.  I like deGrom, Jo-Fer, Syndergaard and Heyward.  Heyward has been hanging around longer in drafts, so deGrom, Jo-Fer, Kluber and Carrasco have become even more enticing for me.  Not something I expected, but Donald Trump could be our next president, so let’s throw all expectations out the window.

AS MUCH AS I ENJOY YOUR MUSTACHE AND YOUR TEAM, YOUR RELIEVERS ARE A LITTLE JANKY, AND THAT’S NOT MY PET NAME FOR TRAVIS JANKOWSKI.

Agreed, I went full SAGNOF.  K-Rod seems to never get any love, but I’m fine with him.  Jake McGee could easily be a top closer.  Starters in Coors are bad; closers are fine.  As long as those closers aren’t LaTroy Hawkins, of course.  Then I just took a shizzton of flyers for saves late.  Since this is an IP cap league, I likely won’t hold a lot of these MRs, but waivers are filled with guys, so I’ll be moving guys on and off the team.  Do I wish I had, say, Hector Rondon?  Yeah, sure, but he went in the 9th round when I got Pujols.  85/27/95/.255/3 or the Cubs closer who you know Joe Maddon will jerk around all year?  That was an easy call for me.

WE HAVEN’T EVEN MENTIONED COREY SEAGER, DELINO DESHIZZNIT, TAIJUAN WALKER, CARLOS RODON, DOMINGO SANTANA AND LUIS SEVERINO.  THIS IS LIKE ONE OF THOSE TEAMS ‘PERTS DRAFT JUST SO THEIR READERS CAN BE LIKE, ‘DAMN, THAT’S SEXY,’ RIGHT?  I MEAN IT DOESN’T REALLY HAVE ANY CHANCE OF WINNING.

I think it can win, but I’ll admit to going really heavy on upside.  At one point, I was like, “Whoa, maybe I should draft Patrick Corbin just to add some normalcy into this strip club-sexy team.”  According to Rudy’s values, he says I check in around third overall in projected standings, which, of course, means nothing, but it is reassuring that I didn’t just draft humphumprawr and ignore actual stats.  I do think I’m a little low on power and high on speed.  That’s aside from the Adderall I just snorted.  The pitching and hitting should be competitive, until half my team gets injured and I’m trying to trade Nick Hundley to Pianowski for Eric Hosmer.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins: Once again, FULL! Thanks, Gareth, for coming aboard.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @VinWins: so he didn’t completely quit coming around. thought he visited egypt and got worshipped so he never left.

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    nice team boss

  2. JakeTPE says:
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    Dear Grey and readers of Razzball,

    So, I kind of forgot about pitching in my 12-team H2H draft because, well, I don’t have an excuse…The plan was Jo-Fer @46 (he went 43rd) so I grabbed Bogearts instead. Next I missed Strasburg so I kind of said eff it. I was the last to grab pitching and came out of the draft with:

    (94) Salazar
    (123) :-)
    (147) Matz
    (166) Yo Ventura
    (171) DeShields <– Wait! How'd he get in here?
    (190) Darvish
    (195) Walker
    (214) Rodon
    (238) Nola
    (290) E Ramirez

    Ok, so, like, is this really bad? Or just kinda bad. If this were your rotation would you want to try and trade for an ace? I'm not one to seek out validation but if you're in the validating mood, I wouldn't say no. Thanks!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Staff isnt bad and you dont need an ace but you should try and add a few starters who you know what your going to get from them. A lot of upside on your staff but not much you can bank on, I would try to add/trade for a few guys like Liriano/Lackey, guys like that who are pretty consistent. Mix in a few of those guys and your staff looks much better.

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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: Thanks for the feedback, Jef! I’m hoping the upside turns into dependable at the very least, or I could try and deal for Liriano-ish guys if I get a couple of decent starts out of some of the guys I drafted. Might be prudent. Fortune favors the brave, eh?

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      @JakeTPE: Looks frighteningly similar to my rotation. I too have Walker, Rodon, Nola and E Ramirez. Instead of Salazar I have Sale, and Instead of Matz and Ventura I have Pineda and Hendricks. I hope Jef is right that it is not bad. Salazar can be your Ace (Sale for me), and if a couple of your (our) upsidey guys come through, you (we) should be fine.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Five-On-One: Thanks for the comments, Five! I think Sale may be a slightly more dependable anchor than Salazar, but we do seem to be in the same boat. (Ha! Anchor, boat!) Since we’re both here, I suppose it stands to reason our staffs (staves?) have familiar names. Let’s hope for the best and commiserate in a few months if need be.

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          @JakeTPE: I agree with F, but like you said wait and hope you get some good starts out of the upside guy”s, to up their value, then try and trade one or two of them for an ace, especially one that struggles out of the gate..

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            @Malicious Phenoms: Sounds like a plan! Thank, Malicious.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Validation by proxy! Thank you Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Blint says:
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    Namaste from India, Grey! Just finished my draft last night . I am trying to figure out how good my team and where I lack. I made you proud my drafting Delino. Its a keeper league.
    We roster 330 players with 3 NA spots. Also have extra roster space- 1 CI, 1MI and two UTIL spots. I have Moncada, Gallo and and Judge at NA spots

    Now my team

    C- Schwarber

    1B- Chris Davis, Piscotty,Byung Ho Park

    2b- Daniel Murphy, Starlin Castro

    3b- Franco,Todd Frasier,

    SS- Correa , Lindor,

    OF- Trout,Yelich, Buxton,Stanton,Billy Hamilton,Delino, Dexter Fowler

    SP-Carrasco,Salazar,Tyson Ross,Stroman, Tanaka,McCullers,Yu Darvish

    RP- Wade Davis,Kimrel,Giles, Arodys Vizcaino

    I think I definitely punting Average with this team. I have Holds category in this league too should I add 3 RP’s for Holds? What say you Grey! Thanks a lot!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: Team looks decent, you look light on power by a lot, Delino, Hamilton, Yelicj, Fowler, Buxton is too much speed… Pitching looks okay, high on risk and WHIP

      • Blint says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Leon says:
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    Just traded my Heaney and Conforto for Polanco. Too much, just right, or steal?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Leon: I would say its fair and id want Polanco.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Leon: I think it is too much, I really like Heaney to breakout this year and I am not too high on Polanco, especially if he hits 6th.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: you knew damn well grey was gonna say polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leon: Polanco side

    • Leon says:
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      @Leon: Thanks everyone!

  5. Jim says:
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    Grey,

    Ya sure got some steals in that draft. stacked team.

    I’ve been rosterbating myself with my latest NFFC tm. 12 tm

    Even hit all my category targets, and I never hit avg. and whip

    C Y Gomes 19
    C W Ramos 21

    1B A Pujols 9
    2B J Schoop 18
    SS C Correa 1
    3B M Franco 6

    Of S Marte 2
    OF L Cain 5
    OF G Polanco 7
    OF G Parra 15
    OF D Santana 24

    MI I Desmond 12
    CI B Belt 11
    Util M Duffy 17

    SP J Degrom 3
    SP C Carrasco 4
    SP T Walker 13
    SP R Iglesias 14
    SP C Mchugh 16
    SP M Fiers 20
    SP J Berrios 22
    SP J Nicasio 23
    SP N Karns 25
    SP T Jungmann 28

    RP D Robertson 8
    RP F Rodriguez 10
    Rp D Farquhar 30

    B E Rosario 26
    B H Olivera 27
    B D Norris 29

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Not much to say, the team looks very solid… Good balance, maybe light on AVG, but not bad, and AVG is fickle

  6. Chuzwozza says:
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    I like the look of that team Grey (and not only cos there’s a bit of crossover with mine below!) Best of luck with this comp. Are you able to estimate how many comps you are in?

    I did my own, 12-team, Yahoo, roto, 3OF today and would appreciate any comments. I had pick 12 so was happy to see Rizzo fall but struggled a bit with back-to-back picks in my second year of fantasy. Bit wary of my pitching staff and think I may be scrabbling a little for saves …

    C – W Castillo
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Upton, K Bryant, DeShields
    Util – K Davis, B Lawrie
    Bench – Ozuna, Semien

    SP – Salazar, T Ross, Matz, T Walker, Severino, M Leake
    RP – Giles, F Rodriguez, D Hernandez, A Colome, A Bailey

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @Chuzwozza: Thanks! I agree with you, pitching staff could be an issue, but hitting looks solid and pitching isn’t that bad, it’s good enough really

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        @Grey: Cool – thanks man! Gonna try and stream a bit also so a couple of those guys towards the end of the staff probably won’t last long …

        • Grey

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          No problem

  7. B says:
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    Nice team Grey. I like Lawrie and Castro as later round picks, both could have solid value.

    I have a trade offer and would like anyone’s advice please. Here are the settings and my roster:

    Yahoo, One year, Roto, 20 teams
    Daily lineups, Max games/innings = 162/1250, No max moves
    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3OF, Util, 2SP, 2RP, 3P, 5BN, 2DL, NA
    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP (6 x 6)

    C: M. Montero
    1B: Abreu, Cron
    2B: Castro(SS)
    3B: Tomas(OF)
    SS: Alex. Ramirez
    OF: JD Martinez, L. Cain, Brantley, Dickerson, Herrera
    SP: Lester, Richards, Dickey, Karns
    RP: Papelbon, Casilla, Doolittle, Cishek, Colomé(SP), D. Hudson

    I’ve been in negotiations with another manager and he’s come back with this one. As you can see I need another SP and have RP to spare. What do you think of this offer?

    His: Samardzija, Kelley (giving me handcuff for Papelbon)
    My: Doolittle, Colomé (like the SP eligibility)

    I’m actually considering this offer. I know there is risk on both sides. Risk that Samardzija doesn’t bounce back from last year. Risk that many closers are not safe. I think it would better balance my pitchers, still leaving me with three closers. However, I’m willing to consider other perspectives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Thanks! Samardzija side, it’s fair

  8. Christian Herman says:
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    Do you really think Deshields is the 101st player as he stands in your ranks? Doesn’t crack 80?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Christian Herman: You’re saying that on a post where I drafted him 130th

  9. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Any thoughts on Pianowski’s no starting pitcher strategy? Or that guy the lead off with three 1B in the first three rounds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snarky Anklebiter: I don’t like it, it didn’t work for him last year…. I think he could easily draft a few starters where he, say, drafted his third catcher

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Wow, he went with that strategy again? Oh, Scotty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t get it

          • Snarky Anklebiter says:
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            @Grey: I think it puts him in the top 4 or so, but keeps him from winning. The earlier bottom teams start to quit, the more all or nothing punt plans hurt you.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, that could be, still not indeal

  10. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    in AL only where we keep 3 per year, have 1 NA slot total (i drafted berrios and reed, realized later moncada might be better stash than reed) and get to keep the 3 we keep from this year’s end of preseason ADP’s (so reed/berrios late rounders for next year, moncada absolute last rounder). i know this year reed will be worth more, but overall rankings have moncada higher, literally fantasy 5 tooler at 2B (sorta sounds like young pedroia latin version, and it sounds like he could play ANY position except SS/C). also reed has nowhere to play, i have all of frazier/longo/miggy/pedro for 3B/CI/1B/util already. OBP over AVG and total bases added. QS over wins and holds.

    2. 14 team mixed roto with 3 RP slots, who’s best for dynasty (no holds here), i can draft one of any of the PHI/SD/CIN Rp’s or jeffress or cishek. i’m seeing cishek for some reason has a long leash even though benoit is much better in last 2 years. pick best 3 here as i’m not sure these will all be around when it’s my turn to draft (i draft 2 players and am going prospect first). i already have tolleson the the viz, with grilli owned so post draft i might be able to grab a 2nd of these. no holds here.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: #1 is simple keep moncada or reed, berrios i AM keeping, know he’ll have good this year value. i’ll drop one of reed or moncada for likely 7th SP till berrios comes up, possibly streaming it, 10 team AL only, h2h, with 7 moves per week. bassitt/undertaker best SP out there.

  11. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey
    12 team H2H draft
    R,Rbi, he, avg, ops, SB
    W, K, Era, whip, sv,hold

    I had the 11th pick. I waited until the fifth round for pitching and most of what I thought would still be there was gone. I also lost connection for 2 picks. also missed Corbin later in the draft

    C-realmI to
    1b- Rizzoli
    2b- odor
    Ss- correa
    3b- Frazier
    Of- marte
    Of-Polanco
    Of- belt
    U-Franco
    U- k. Davis
    Sp- salazar
    Sp- Ross
    Rp- Francisco Rodriguez
    Rp- Zeigler
    P- t. Walker
    P- Ventura
    P- Kyle Hendricks
    P- Joe smith
    Bench- delino deshields, cishek, jepsen, dickey, Joe Ross,

    Whip will be bad. Thoughts?

    • Cabby says:
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      @Cabby:
      Also have schoop and semien on bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: I agree that the WHIP could be an issue, team looks solid otherwise… I like the hitting a lot

  12. Adult coloring book says:
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    Do I waste the #5 waiver for Joe Ross ? Also, do I pick up gregorson?

    My pitching staff is very large. Do I drop one of these relievers for him ?
    Sp – sale, matz, Felix, shields, Liriano, walker, hammel, Nola, e-rod, odorizzi,
    Rp – Jeffress, Colome, Rodney, Bailey, Perkins

    Thanks for the advice.

  13. Rabbit says:
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    Nice team, Grey, but no Schoop? That would have been the cherry on the sexy.

  14. Chris says:
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    12 team Yaho 5×5 (OBP)

    Should I trade Springer and Story for Machado (SS)?

    it would leave me with Marte, Joc Pederson, Parra, DeShields, Billy Hamilton in OF

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chris: Who’s you 3B now. I’d take Machado unless you 3B is a top tier guy.

      • Chris says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:

        I have Frazier & Franco. DEEP at 3B! Trying to trade one of them (preferably Frazier) for a closer, need SV.

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Chris: You better get more than a closer for Frazier

    • Grey

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      @Chris: Machado side

  15. JP says:
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    senor grey – happy season! wanted to get your thoughts on my team when you have a minute.. Have my more competitive 12 team league tonight will let you know how that goes as well.

    5th pick in 10 team yahoo h2h snake draft:

    C: Yan Gomes (16)
    IB: Anthony Rizzo (1)
    2B: Jose Altuve (2)
    3B: Brett Lawrie (17)
    SS: Xander Bogaerts (5)
    OF: Justin Upton (3)
    OF: Charlie Blackmon (4)
    OF: Gregory Polanco (6)
    Util: Jason Heyward (7)

    SP: Steven Matz (11)
    SP: Carlos Rodon (12)
    RP: JJ Hoover (21)
    RP: Jeremy Jeffress (20)
    P: Taijuan Walker (13)
    P: Raisel Iglesias (14)
    P: Jake Odorizzi (15)
    P: Yordano Ventura (18)

    Bench:
    1B: Albert Pujols (9)
    2B: Rougned Odor (10)
    P: Andrew Heaney (19)
    P: Rich Hill (22)

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JP: A little light on power, pitchers very upsidey and saves look like an issue as well

      • JP says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: i passed on giancarlo in the 1st and missed out on springer by 1 pick in the 3rd.. was going in hoping for power and then ended up getting all balanced guys.. might not be bad in a h2h league where im not punting any categories (other than Saves.. that will be an issue but just need to vulture the waiver wire)

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JakeTPE: @JP: Yeah your line up is still good even though you could use more power, i would consider moving Blackmon and Lawrie for an upgrade at 3rd if possible. Then move Heyward into your outfield and Pujols into utility and that should help.

    • Grey

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      @JP: Agree with F

  16. Jason says:
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    Just traded Samardzaji for Desmond

    It’s a 12-team H2H dynasty league with K AVG OPS as some hitting categories so Desmond’s counting stars help but his rate stats hurt.

    Did I pay too much, just right or is it a steal?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jason: Seems Fair

    • Grey

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      @Jason: Agree with F

  17. Double D says:
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    My draft is Wednesday… I’m still looking at what my timing on picking players… When I pick pitchers, who should I look at 1st, SP or RP?

  18. sliimbo says:
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    whats up boss
    my new team name in my keeper is Delino DeShizznit :-)

    im all in this year on him because of you rawrrr (non homo)

    Which ss do you like most this year of this craptacular bunch? Segara, Kang, Suarez, Semien or Castro

    thanks!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @sliimbo: Castro but if you need some speed Segura could be worth it.

    • Grey

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      @sliimbo: Haha… Agree with F

  19. DancinHomer says:
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    That. Is. One. Sexy. Team!

    I had my 12-team, 6×6 (standard 5×5 + OPS & QS), H2H draft last night. Pretty much followed your strategy and drafted players I liked. I’d love to get your take on how I did, how I can improve, etc…

    c: Hundley (24)
    1b: Goldy (1)
    2b: Schoop (17)
    3b: Frazier (4)
    ss: Seager (5)
    if: Pujols (6)
    of: Marte (3)
    of: Polanco (8)
    of: DeShields (15)
    utl: Franco (9)
    bn: N. Walker (18)
    bn: Pillar (19)
    bn: AJ Reed (20)
    bn: Ozuna (23)

    sp: Sale (2)
    sp: Salazar (7)
    sp: Rodon (11)
    rp: Giles (10)
    rp: Ramos (13)
    p: Matz (12)
    p: Walker (14)
    p: McCullers (16)
    bn: Bailey (21)
    bn: Berrios (22)
    bn: Moore (25)
    bn: Benoit (26)

    Thanks in advance

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DancinHomer: Id lose N.Walker and Ozuna for pitching..Team looks good otherwise

  20. Michael says:
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    that is one sexy club you got there!! Immense potential . the Rizzo/Altuve combo is sweet

    What slot did you draft from? What are your thoughts on draft slots this year. I have the #1 pick tomorrow but after mocking I love the middle to late round picks. What would you say if I told you I was thinking of trading my #1 overall pick for a later slot because the players I want later fall to me better?

    • Grey

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      @Michael: I drafted 10th overall… I think you can make any pick work, 1st pick is solid, you can take anyone you want

  21. Danwise says:
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    What are my teams weaknesses to keep an eye on? H2H Standard 5×5

    Castillo
    Rizzo
    Dozier
    Lindor
    Franco
    Longoria
    Schoop
    Harper
    Betts
    Springer
    DeShields
    K. Davis
    Valencia
    H. Ramirez
    J. Fernandez
    Syndergaard
    Matz
    Rodon
    Walker
    Darvish
    Odorizzi
    Familia
    Tolleson
    Street
    Madson

  22. They Might Be Giants says:
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    I finished my draft last night. I am posting it here because no one else in my life gives a rip about my team. Not that any of you do…but at least this the proper forum for such a thing. I’m pretty happy with my team which usually means my team is gonna suck. 6 keepers:

    C- Posey (K)
    1-Abreu (K)
    2-Schoop
    SS-Bogaerts (K)
    3- Franco
    OF-Bautista (K)
    OF-Polanco
    OF-Deshields
    DH-Fielder
    DH-Belt
    DH-Castellanos
    DH- Corey Seager (K)
    BN- Matt Adams

    SP- Salazar (K)
    SP- Pineda
    SP- Nola
    SP- Rodon
    SP- Corbin
    SP- Darvish
    RP- Chapman
    RP- Grilli
    RP- David Hernandez
    RP- Rodney
    RP- Storen

  23. Goldie Showers says:
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    Best of mornings to you sexy fuckers. Thoughts on the crew? (12 team H2H draft, 4 keeprs) with a couple category changes….

    OFF – R, Rbi, HR, avg, ops, SB, K
    PITCH – W, SV, K, Era, whip, K/9,

    C- castillo
    1b- goldy
    2b- altuve
    SS- Correa
    3b- Arenado
    Of- J. Upton
    Of- Dickerson
    Of- Eaton
    U-K. Davis

    Reserve: Piscotty, Trumbo

    Sp- C. Martinez
    Sp- C. Rodon
    Rp- W. Davis
    Rp- Rosenthal
    Rp- Rodney
    P- Gio Gonzalez
    P- M. Fiers
    P- J. Ross

    Bench- I. Kennedy, Ed. Rodriguez,

    had 6th pick with no 2nd rounder…other than the glaring hole of “NO ACE”, should be ok streaming to make up for lost stats. Seems like decent power/speed balance. THOUGHTS?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Goldie Showers: Yeah offense looks good but pitching looks a little scary other than your closers.

  24. nick the dick says:
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    That team is not no Parkay, not no margarine, strictly butta

  25. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Any concerns about Machado’s potential lost RBI if he continues to lead off?

  26. Millenball says:
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    Who do you guys have breaking camp as closer, Giles or gregerson?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Millenball: Giles…he wasnt great last spring either so i would assume they know that and will go with him.

  27. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Grey! I just noticed that your sexy wet-dream team is very similar to my 5×5 Yahoo 5×5 Roto League, check it out. I’m heavy on Power (as usual) and light on average. Almost took Altuve in the 2nd round, but c’mon Stanton fell!!! Speed should be good with Delicious Delino, Polanco and Springer. Pitching is on the risky side, but i always draft them late, The last two pitchers are RP with SP eligibility that I use in my SP slots when I don’t have SP’s going in hopes of win vulturing and ratio help.

    C. None drafted, will pick one up when I can DL/NA players
    1B: Anthony Rizzo (1)
    2B: Odor (8)
    3B: Todd Frazier (5)
    SS: Corey Seager (9)
    CI: Albert Pujols (11)
    MI: Schoop (19)
    OF: Man Crush Stanton (2)
    OF: Gregory Polanco (6)
    OF: Delino DeShields (18)
    OF: Just Dong (3)
    UTIL: Springer (4)
    Bench: Castellano (23)

    SP: Salazar (7)
    SP: Rodon (12)
    RP: Giles (10)
    RP: KRod (14)
    P: Darvish (13)
    P: Matz (15)
    P: Emoticon (20)
    P: Jeffress (21)
    P: Nola (22)
    P: A. Warren (24)
    P: Pomeranz (25)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gray’s Sports Almanac: Damn, I like your team a little better than mine even cause of that Giancarlo sweet spot

  28. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    NIIIIIICE team, best of luck with it!!

  29. Viz

    Viz says:
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    Have you recovered your breath from laughing so hard that Sonny Gray went in the 6th round? I must admit that I got a good laugh reading the recap, especially that part.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viz: Ha, yeah, I don’t get that pick at all…

  30. One of your 5 girl readers.. says:
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    H2H, 5×5, 12-Team Mixed

    C – Stephen Vogt
    1B – Jose Abreu
    2B – Kolten Wong
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Francisco Lindor
    OF – Jason Hayward, Yoenis Cespedes, and Michael Brantley
    Bench – Corey Dickerson, Jorge Soler, Avisail Garcia

    SP – Matt Harvey, Dallas Keuchel, Michael Wacha, Michael Pineda, Hisashi Iwakuma, Jason Hammel, Andrew Heaney, Vincent Velasquez
    RP – AJ Ramos, Andrew Miller, Steve Cishek

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @One of your 5 girl readers..: What’s up, lady? I like the hitting, might be a tad light on speed, but in H2H that’s nto a big concern… Your pitching is okay, I have concerns about Keuchel, Wacha and Iwakuma as you know from my rankings

  31. Pita pan express says:
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    Grey

    16 team H2H POINTS league weekly draft last night
    C Realmuto/Norris
    1B Belt
    2b altuve
    SS semien/Escobar
    3b kang/wright
    Of mccutchen/j upton/polanco/fowler/deshields
    SP Felix / ventura/ Hahn/ fiers/ leake/ ryu
    RP familia/Britton/ c Allen

    How does it look? Weaknesses to improve?
    Beef Wellington on waivers drop a catcher to pick him up ? Thanks Grey !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pita pan express: Pita pan! Long time no see… I’d hold my catchers for now… I think the hitting is great, really solid… I think your pitching is a bit of a mess

      • Pita pan express says:
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        Oh NO so you’re saying my team is Like a falafel sandwich with no tzatziki sauce ? Which RP should I lose in a trade to get a real SP ? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t insult your heritage, Pita

          • Pita pan express says:
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            Extra hummus for you my friend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Pita!

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    NomNomNom! That team is straight butter. No question, but just a huge THANK YOU to the power of Greyskull + Razzball et al for helping me somehow draft the below team last night in my 10 team H2H redraft OBP + OPS league:

    C – Meso ($1)
    1B – Rizzo ($34)
    2B – Rendon ($2)
    3B – Carpenter ($19) [don’t love him, but solid for obp + bryant and co went for $38+]
    SS – Semien / Story combo ($2 total)
    OF – Trout ($48 – Harper went for $52, Kershaw $49, Donaldson $46!)
    OF – Springer ($21)
    OF – JUpton ($16)
    UTL – Votto ($21) / Delino ($1!!!)
    Bench – Joc ($1)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:Whoops, submitted by accident:

      SP – Carrasco ($16), Salazar ($11), Ross ($11), Walker ($6), Odorrizi ($5), Corbin ($3), Quintana ($2), Darvish ($3)

      RP – Jansen ($15), Familia ($8), Miller ($2), Betances ($1) [sagnof rps on the wire]

      Thanks again Grey! I feel like I’m maybe a little light on SB, but otherwise very happy with how it turned out, particularly with the ability to stream 5 guys per week.

  33. MooseOutFront says:
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    Couldn’t agree more with your thoughts on the OFs vs SPs available in rounds 3-5. I didn’t want a SP as early as I took one in theory, but I didn’t want Cain there and the Heywoods and Polancos are available later. It’s basically a positional black hole after Marte, Martinez, Davis, Springer, and Upton go other than Frazier. So I went SP, then Grey’s special flowers.

    Here’s my Greys Disciples squad I drafted last night. It’s my 1 and only annual team and it went according to plan drafting from the 7 hole I thought (12 Team HTH 6×6 OPS):

    C: Hundley (23)
    1B: Encarnacion
    2B: Schoop (17)
    3B: Frazier (4)
    SS: Machado (1)
    OF: JD Martinez (3)
    OF: Polanco (7)
    OF: Belt (10)
    Ut: Pujos (6)
    Ut: Franco (8)
    BN: Deshields (15), Lawrie (21)

    SP: Carrasco (5)
    SP: Salazar (9)
    SP: Matz (12)
    SP: Rodon (13)
    SP: Smyly (18), Severino (19), Heaney (22)
    RPs: Ramos (11), Storen (14), Cishek (16), Rodney (20)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MooseOutFront: I’m glad you got my special flowers… I like the team overall, honestly, looks like something I’d draft as well

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: I appreciate your help. Would you drop anyone there for Colome?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a H2H? Nah, not right now

  34. L-Boogie says:
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    Had my first draft last night. Didn’t have much time to prep (kids ruin everything) so I went straight up Razzy on the league. Before the draft I joked about taking 3 OF in the fist 4 rounds…and then I took 3 OF in the first 4 rounds. Maybe because 8 SPs were taken in the 3rd. Everyone had the same exact game plan…hitter, hitter, SP.

    Learned a lot for my Friday draft. Now if only the commish would send the draft order…

  35. Tracy says:
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    Looking forward to another successful season with Razzball!

    I am in a 10 team H2H 5×5 Keeper league which uses QS and OBP. This year we have added CI, MI and a 4th OF. We keep 13. My first 9 are set with Rizzo, Arenado, Bautista, E5, Chris Davis, Springer, Garret Cole, Sano and Xander Bogaerts.

    I need to pick 4 from Adam Jones, Polanco, King Felix, Cueto, Wade Davis, Kimbrel and Marcus Stroman. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: Polanco, Felix, Davis, Jones…Not great

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks; I will just have to focus on the open draft.

  36. Was this done at 8:30 am on a Tuesday? Seemed like everyone else was sleeping thru the draft. Team is obviously awesome but what was everyone else doing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: If you were to read their recaps, they all like their teams better

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: I feel like this is one of those years where everybody is completely goo goo over totally different players. Drafts have been cray cray so far that I have seen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Someone drafted Sonny Gray in the 6th round

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey: In my RCL draft last night Samarzija went to me with autopick (last round) Polanco 33, Franco 40, Betts 8, Delino 82… Gray 103

            This was my first RCL draft, I am guessing it is going to be a strange year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, that’s crazy

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @Grey: You would hate my team. i think I might hate my team a little bit. My team is the Fantasy Baseball incarnation of Catholic guilt. At least there’s waivers and stuff!

                • Grey

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                  Ha

  37. Project Merkin says:
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    Greybones, had my draft last night, any thoughts? Weaknesses I need to address?

    10 team, 5×5, 3 keepers (Rizzo in the 7th, Arenado in the 15th, and Corey Seager in the 25th)

    C: Devin Mesoraco (17)
    1B: Anthony Rizzo (7)
    2B: Brett Lawrie (12)
    3B: Nolan Arenado (15)
    SS: Corey Seager (25)
    CI: Evan Longoria (9)
    MI: Jonathan Villar (20)
    OF: JD Martinez (1)
    OF: Billy Hamilton (8)
    OF: Gregory Polanco (5)
    UTIL: Delino DeShields (13)
    Util: Starling Marte (2)
    Bench: Joc Pederson (14)
    Bench: Steven Souza (21)
    Bench: A.J. Reed, (23)

    SP: Jose Fernandez (3)
    SP: Danny Salazar (6)
    RP: Craig Kimbrel (4)
    RP: Santiago Casilla (17)
    P: Carlos Rodon (19)
    P: Patrick Corbin (16)
    P: David Robertson (10)
    Bench: Patrick Corbin (16)
    Bench: Aaron Nola (22)
    Bench: Anibal Sanchez (23)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project Merkin: I don’t see an immediate weaknesses, solid team, your pitching is insane, extremely solid, hitting looks fine, might be a tad high on speed/low on power

      • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Nice getting both Corbin brothers in the 16th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I also enjoy Jim Cornette’s work

  38. Game Of Throws says:
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    Dear Patron Saint of fantasy baseball… can you please bless my team. I followed your gospel as closely as I could.

    10 team H2H 5×5 (3 keepers)

    C – R. Martin
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – N. Arenado
    SS – X. Bogaerts
    OF – S. Marte
    OF – L. Cain
    OF – B. Hamilton
    UTIL – D. Ortiz
    UTIL – E. Longoria
    SP – D. Price
    SP – D. Salazar
    SP – F. Liriano
    SP – C. Rondon
    SP – D. Smyly
    SP – H. Iwakuma
    RP – S. Tolleson
    RP – J. McGee
    RP – J. Jeffress
    RP – S. Cishek
    RP – F. Rodney
    RP – A. Colome

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Game Of Throws: Father, son, holy cow, nice team!

      Pitching is terrific and hitting isn’t bad either, it’s a shallow league so drafting is only a small part as you know

  39. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice team, boss!

    What’s your take on Naquin?

    a. Think he makes it on the CLE roster?

    b. What’s your feel on his stats / ABs for 2016?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Ante GALIC: a. Already has

      b. 55/ 7/ 40/ 10/ .268 AB’s 350

  40. Marcus says:
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    That’s one sexy ass team Grey congrats! Which reminds me I want to suggest a new Razz Glossary term. “Grey Ballz” – when a player that Grey really loves coming into the season woefully disappoints. Examples: I got opiate dependent after Gyorko gave me painful Grey Ballz in 2014. I hope DeShields doesn’t give me Grey Ballz this year after I drafted him in all my leagues. Yes? No?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marcus: Damn, that’s a depressing term!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Not according to the cougs.

  41. L-Boogie says:
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    Oh yeah. The team. 12-team, 5×5, weekly roto, 2 catchers, only 7 pitchers. 5th pick. Thoughts?

    C: Sal Perez (12)
    C: Conger (26)
    1B: Rizzo (1)
    2B: Schoop (15)
    3B: Franco (6)
    SS: C Seager (7)
    CI: Castellanos (18)
    MI: Semien (19)
    OF: Marte (2)
    OF: Springer (3)
    OF: Upton (4)
    OF: Polanco (10)
    OF: Deshields (14)
    DH: Ozuna (20)

    P: Corrasco (5)
    P: T Ross (8)
    P: Matz (11)
    P: T Walker (13)
    P: V Velasquez (23)
    P: Giles (9)
    P: McGee (16)

    BN: Storen (17)
    BN: Ed-Rod (24)
    BN: Osuna (22)
    BN: Kazmir (21)
    BN: Berrios (25)

    My only real regret was Matz over Belt in round 11. ADP had him going much later. Should have read up on Kazmir before taking him. Plan is to DL Ed-Rod and pick up another P. And my 2nd catcher situation is a mess but et, its a second catcher.

    I do think I have the youngest team in the histroy of FBB. That could be a good thing or a bad thing. Thinking of changing my safe word to “UPSIDE”

    • Grey

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      @L-Boogie: Last year I drafted a team without one guy over the age of 29 and it came in 7th overall out of 1000 teams… Your team looks solid, I honestly have no concerns about it right now

  42. JoeG414 says:
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    Please pick two : Eovaldi , Ray , Roark , Karns or Miley ? 6×6 daily roto.

    And does Jose Peraz make the OD roster ? And get enough playing time . Or should I pickup Holt as a backup 2b ?
    Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JoeG414: Eovaldi/ Karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: Roark, Karns… Pick up Holt

  43. The great knoche says:
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    Dear Matt Harvey…..please piss more. Thank you.

  44. Old School Brother says:
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    10 team roto with added ops and qs

    C Chirinos
    1b Rizzo
    2b Schoop
    3b Machado Man
    ss Castro
    2b/ss Segura
    1b/3b Moose
    of JD Martinez
    of Springer
    of Braun
    of Polanco
    of Deshizzzzzznit
    Util Grichuk
    bench bat Buxton

    sp Cole
    sp Jose Fernandez
    sp Salazar
    sp Matz
    sp Rodon
    sp Walker
    sp McCullers

    rp Rosenthal
    rp Britton
    rp Miller
    rp Betances
    rp Colome

    whatcha think? I like the offense, but any offense in a 10 team league is going to be stacked. Are those bats in terms of OPS gonna be gravy? Pitching may be a little too good… but with the added QS category i like grabbing some high starters like Cole and Fernandez

    • Grey

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      @Old School Brother: I’d like to see more Rangers players, but other than that, it’s solid… You have 3 #1 SPs and your hitting a little weak… Don’t love your infield for a 10 team league

  45. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    C- Castillo
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Skinny Dee
    3B- Machado
    SS- Corey Seager
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- DeShields, Gerardo Parra

    Bench- Starlin Castro

    SP- Thor, Wainwright, Salazar, The Shark, Matz, Darvish, Corbin,Yordano V
    RP- F Rod, Storen, Aroldis Chapman

    N/A- AJ Reed

    Should I loose Yordano to pick up Trumbo to add power to my lineup or drop someone else?
    or hold?

    thanks grey!
    best,
    Ryan

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you grab any of these FAs over my pitching above?

        FAs:
        Iwakuma, Gio, Kazmir, Bucholz, Leake, Hammel, Chen, Garcia, Fiers, Kennedy, or Nicasio?

        thanks

        • Grey

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          Nope

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  46. Warren says:
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    As I suggested yesterday, weird stuff went down in my 10 team H2H OBP league draft this weekend. Curious your thoughts on how I should proceed. My team:

    C: Castillo
    1B: Rizzo (k)
    2B: Odor
    3B: Machado
    SS: Correa (k)
    OF: Harper (k)
    OF: Betts
    OF: Polanco
    Util: Donaldson (k)
    Bench: Rendon and DeShields

    SP: Arrieta
    SP: Syndergaard
    SP: Iglesias
    SP: Matz
    SP: Walker
    RP: Familia
    RP: Britton
    Bench: Ross, Rodon, Severino

    So I am set up to be a top contender but the main rivals who also had great keepers went all in on pitching.

    Team 1:
    Sale
    Price
    Kluber
    Strasburg
    Lester

    Team 2:
    Scherzer
    Bumgarner
    Greinke
    Archer
    Keuchel

    in H2H matchups, I have no idea how I could beat these guys in any pitching categories. It’s a shallow league so their offense isn’t spectacular, but could snag a category or two if things break right.

    Q: Should I try to match them in an arms race and try to trade for a Kershaw or other top aces during the season? Or perhaps go in the other direction and try to get Altuve and another top OF or C to just go all in on my offense? Or stick with what I have and hope to sneak out a 6-4 win vs these guys. I can always try to stream all the 2 start pitchers and stumble into W or Ks through sheer volume….

    • Grey

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      @Warren: I wouldn’t worry about what other teams are doing at this point… Shizz happens, you can compete, gonna come down to how you work matchups

  47. Basement Artie says:
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    Hi Grey. I thought I was drafting well in my 9 team league, 5×5, but when I looked back at the team after the draft was over I felt like Damone after somebody spray-painted ‘Tiny Little Prick’ on the side of his car; “What the hell happened?” Anyhoo, here’s the team;

    C S. Perez
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Odor
    SS Bogaerts
    3B Franco
    MI Rendoni ( Sono Buoni)
    CI Votto
    OF S. Marte
    OF Betts
    OF Gangly ManBird
    OF DeShields
    OF Pederson
    BN Duda
    BN K. Marte
    BN Piscotty

    P Price
    P Archer
    P Salazar
    P Darvish
    P Kazmir
    P Giles
    P Street
    P Perkins
    P Leake
    P J. Ross

    Feedback appreciated, as always. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Basement Artie: What’s the problem? The team looks fine, it’s a shallow league, so there will be plenty of guys to grab if you need to

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. Nice draft, by the way!

        • Grey

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          Thanks!

  48. Gigorilla says:
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    Nice draft Grey.

    I will now knight you the Greyish Red Rocker. Not sure if your ancestorish-line has American Indian in it……Then you could be the Reddish Grey Rocker.

    No politics intended.

  49. Five-On-One says:
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    A couple of quick questions for today:

    1) Is Rajai starting every day in Cleveland (at least for now)? He has typically not been an every day player. Does this help or hurt his value? Start him or Domingo Santana (obviously they do different things)?

    2) Dan Norris has a broken back (or something like that). No DL spots. Keep him stashed on the bench or drop to pick up someone like C. Young, Erlin, Wisler Dickey, Arcia, Tim Anderson, Benoit?

    3) For the first scoring period (for my league, 10-days Sun-Tues) better to start a stud MR like Osuna (who I have as a handcuff to Storen), or a mediocre SP like any of those mentioned in question 2 above?

    As always, thanks for the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Doubtful 2) I’d want to DL him 3) Prolly Osuna, but I don’t know the SPs matchups

  50. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey, in a 12 team keeper league where my 2 catchers are Casili and Jason Castro (blurg), I was offered the following:

    My Iwakuma for his D’Arnaud + one of Yelich or Hamilton (I assume you like Yelich over Hamilton)

    1. What do you think?
    2. Yelich over Hamilton I presume? All 5 of my OFs are 20+ steal guys, so I like the better hitter value in Yelich…

    My other pitchers are Stras, Salazar, Ross, Matz, Igelsias (Berrios and Urias in reserve).

    Thanks!

  51. Ralph says:
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    12 Team H2H and I’m worried about my staff being too upsidey

    T. Ross
    S. Matz
    T. Walker
    C. Rodon
    J. Odorizzi
    H. Iwakuma
    Giles, Tolleson, D. Hernandez, D. Farquhar in the pen

    Am I burnt toast or is there a chance my staff is good to go for opening day?

    • Grey

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      @Ralph: It looks fine

  52. JoeCool says:
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    Grey, your auction value rankings ( https://razzball.com/projections-grey/ ) are based on a 10-team, $200 budget league correct?

    So if I’m playing in a 20-team $200 budget league. I would simply double the value of each player, correct? So Trout is worth $98 of my $200 simply because it’s such a deep league, correct?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @JoeCool: I think Grey’s values are based on a $260 budget. But even if $200, your method doesn’t make sense. With your method, if everyone were drafted for their adjusted value, your league would have no $ left after half the players were purchased. The bottom half of the players need to have some value attributed to them.

      • JoeCool says:
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        @Cram It:

        Well shit. Looking at those values it seems like most of my league will prob pay 12-team prices for top guys and if I hold off, I’ll get stuck drafting a ton of mid tier guys.

        • Cram It says:
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          @JoeCool: That’s the way to go though. Draft a bunch of mid-tier guys, have balance, while someone else pairs Mike Trout with Steve Pearce.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JoeCool: What Joe said. The values lessen the larger the league gets. If you spent half your money on Trout, the rest of your team would be a bunch of scrubs.

      • JoeCool says:
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        @Grey:

        10 teams correct?

  53. Wetty Fap says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Especially for a ‘pert league, looks like it couldn’t have went any better for you. Nice job!

    Had a 10-team RTSports Pts League draft. Standard pts cats (1B=1pt, 2B=2pts, etc…steals are 2pts, though). I had the 7th pick (1st pick took 6 SP with first 6 picks, and you can only start 5…it was a $50 league!)

    C – Vogt
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Odor
    SS – Bogaerts
    3B – Arenado
    OF – Just Dong
    OF – Marte
    OF – DeShields
    U – Machado

    SP (x5) – Carrasco, Salazar, Rodon, Walker, Smyly
    RP (x2) – Giles, Robertson

    Bench – McCullers, Nola, Glasnow, Berrios

    How I got Arenado, Machado, Abreu, JD, and Marte on one team in a $50 buy-in league is beyond me. I still feel like I may be a bit light on power.

    What do you think overall?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wetty Fap: Points leagues usually put extra weight on pitching. So you might actually be in trouble there in a 10 teamer. But you know your settings better. I imagine everyone else’s rotation is stacked.

      • Wetty Fap says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah, that’s true. Two teams took pitching with their first 5 picks. However, a majority of teams didn’t go pitching heavy early, but still didn’t want to Joe Panik and let guys like Machado fall to the guys drafting stud pitching. Here’s the draft board (I’m pretty sure the 4th pick is a Razzball reader…bastard kept sniping me!):

        http://www.rtsports.com/baseball/draft-board.php?LID=513679&UID=d8d2336e3a1a676263731f5efe7c622&CONF=0&X=1459267852443

        The settings are as follows:

        Batting Category Point Value Pitching Category Point Value
        Single 1 point Win 7 points
        Double 2 points Save 7 points
        Triple 3 points Quality Start 3 points
        Home Run 4 points Strikeout .5 points
        RBI 1 point Base on Balls -1 point
        Run 1 point Inning Pitched 3 points
        Base on Balls 1 point Hits Allowed -1 point
        Stolen Base 2 points Earned Runs -1 points
        Strikeout -.5 point Hits Batsman -1 points
        Caught Stealing -1 point Loss -5 points
        Hit by Pitch 1 point

        Seeing the settings, does your opinion change at all?

        With Wins/Losses being so sketch, getting hit with a Loss sucks. As a Sox fan, I know all to well how Sale can throw 8inn, 14Ks, 0ER, and get the Loss. That’s brutal in these types of leagues. I guess i just feel the discrepancy between my pitching and the 1st picks pitching is much smaller than my hitting to his hitting

        Appreciate your guys’ input!

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          @Wetty Fap: I’m no points league expert but it doesn’t change my opinion…does seem skewed towards pitching. See how the season starts and modify your staff if needed.

  54. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Sorry to make you rate another draft, but I have yet to break though on the NL only circuit
    10 Team NL only 5×5

    C: Pierzynski, A.J.
    C: Ruiz, Carlos
    1B: Votto, Joey
    2B: Gennett, Scooter
    3B: Franco, Maikel
    SS: Seager, Corey
    MI: Crawford, Brandon
    CI: Harrison, Josh
    OF: Cespedes, Yoenis
    OF: Yelich, Christian
    OF: Bruce, Jay
    OF: Myers, Wil
    OF: Broxton, Keon
    UT: Bourjos, Peter

    SP: deGrom, Jacob
    SP: Harvey, Matt
    SP: Iglesias, Raisel
    SP: Ryu, Hyun-Jin
    SP: Wood, Alex
    RP: Mcgee, Jake
    RP:Hoover, J.J.
    RP: Grilli, Jason
    RP: Roark, Tanner

    The one thing that jumps out to me is I’m light on Ks, which is my fault for chasing Saves too much.

    • Grey

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      @OneI’dWilly: Looks like a solid NL-Only team, your hitting isn’t as strong as your pitching, which isn’t a great thing, hitting isn’t terrible… Look light on AVG and SBs

  55. Hey-oh says:
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    This is my offence going into my keeper draft. I’m probably only going to draft one more bat, maybe two. Do you see any weaknesses?

    C: Perez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    SS: Bogearts
    3B: Arenado
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Heyward
    Util: Joc Pederson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hey-oh: Depends on teams

  56. William Hung says:
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    10 Team H2H R, HR, RBI, BA, OBP, K, SB; W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9
    C – Yan Gomes
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Lawrie
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Marte, G. Polanco, Betts
    UTIL – Billy Hamilton
    SP – G. Cole, Archer, Rodon, Salazar, T. Walker, Eduardo Rodriguez
    RP – Giles, Allen, Tolleson, Perkins, Storen, David Hernandez, Gregerson

    I just pickedu p Gregerson since the report is Giles might not be the closer, but Giles still has value with the K/9 category. Early on, I’ll have SVs locked down every week until the closers start flip flopping.

    I think my team’s weakness is in the power department. I’m banking on a lot of upside in that department out of the gate. Some power bats that are on the wire right now are: Khris Davis, Carlos Santana, Marcell Ozuna, Evan Gattis, Pedro Alvarez, and Jay Bruce

    Once Eduardo is officially on the DL, I can open up a spot there or drop David Hernandez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Long time no see! I agree with your assessment, you are weak on power…Your pitching is very strong

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Indeed – I took last season off thinking I was hanging up my fantasy glove and cleats, but never stopped reading this blog. I was brought back by my college buddies to school them in H2H ROTO strategy.

        How would you order the above players listed, or is it like throwing a dart? I have a feeling my move should be to go with Khris Davis

        Another internal debate I am having: Yan Gomes or Matt Wieters?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome, glad to have you back! Go Gomes, others are just darts

  57. Nightmare says:
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    Grey-Lorrrrrd!!!!!!!!!!!! Wasssssssssup!!!!!!!!!!! I got Fiona on the Telly, say hello! U know who doesn’t know……hey so I need 5 minutes of your time….12 team H2H CBS points
    Had my draft Sunday.

    Mesoraco
    miggy
    Kipnis
    K Bryant
    Desmond/Story
    Braun
    Reddick
    Hanley
    DH Big Prince Fielder

    Pitching- Sale, Cole, Shelby, Tyson Ross, gio G, volquez, Bauer, eovaldi, Holland

    RP—Kimbrel and Familia

    How’d I do?

    And do I start story or dezzy week 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare: Haha, hey, man… Wait to decide on Story… Your team looks solid, I think you’re light on speed, but that’s whatever in H2H

  58. Grey I have been following all your posts this spring training season and devouring those hilarious podcasts.. I am going to laugh my way into some old lady in her civic on the highway at the rate this is going, hey better than into a mack truck. I drafted my first Yahoo $50 league and would like some input perhaps at areas i am lagging

    C- JT REALMUTO
    1B – RIZZO
    2B- Neil Walker
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS- Corey Seager
    OF- Mookie Betts
    OF- Chris Davis
    OF-J Upton
    Util- Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Gregory Palanco
    BN- Delino Deshields
    BN – Howie Kendrick
    BN – Chris Colabello

    PItching

    SP- Danny Salazar
    SP- Carlos Rodon
    SP- TIjuan Walker
    Sp- Steven Matz
    Sp-Joe Ross
    Sp-Jeff Samardjia
    SP- James Paxton

    Rp- AJ Ramos
    Rp – Brad Ziegler
    RP- Jeremy Jeffries

    I know there are things to improve but for starters I am alright with it.

    • 12 team 5X5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dennis: Ha, thanks! You’re a little weak on power, but not bad, your pitching is solid, you can lose Paxton, sadly…

  59. Curtis says:
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    Grey,

    They stole DeShields from me last night in my NFBC Main Event draft (15 teams, 5×5). He was my answer for speed – now we’re waiting on Trea Turner to come up for a mid season push. I think we’re a little light there, but do you see any other glaring issues? In the same boat as you with DeGrom – had the 3rd pick, and if we don’t go with him at 3.3, we’re staring at Salazar as our ace instead of our SP2.

    C – John Ryan Murphy
    C – Hank Conger
    1B – Goldy
    3B – Todd Frazier
    CI – Longoria
    2B – Schoop
    SS – Alcides Escobar
    MI – Cesar Hernandez
    OF – Jason Heyward
    OF – Adam Eaton
    OF – Corey Dickerson
    OF – Steven Souza
    OF – Domingo Santana
    UTIL – Prince Fielder

    P – Jacob DeGrom
    P – Salazar
    P – Rodon
    P – Corbin
    P – Smyly
    P – DeSclafani
    P – Familia
    P – Cishek
    P – Farquhar

    Bench – Trea Turner, Socrates Brito, Nate Karns, Jerad Eickhoff, Rubby de la Rosa, Shoemaker, Knebel

    Thanks man. Your rankings and tiers form the basis of my drafts every year.

    Curtis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree, you look a little light on speed, but a lot of the guys you have should give 5-10 SBs, so you shouldn’t be dead last… Your pitching is excellent… Power looks good too, nice team!

  60. Ruben says:
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    Thanks Grey! I honestly have no idea how I did my fantasy research before I found you guys a few years ago. Do you mind giving me a little feedback on my standard roto 10 team keeper league? Any areas you think need addressed?

    C – Mesoraco
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Lawrie
    SS – Seager
    3B – Franco
    CI – Freeman
    MI – Castro
    LF – Upton
    CF – Trout
    RF – Polanco
    OF – DeShields
    U – Belt

    BN
    Schoop
    Pederson
    Parra
    Baez

    SP – Syndergaard
    SP – Liriano
    SP – Walker
    SP – Corbin
    SP – Volquez
    RP – Jeffress
    RP – Jansen
    RP – Giles
    RP – Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your hitting looks solid, balanced… I like it a lot… Your pitching looks good enough in a shallow league, you’ll likely lose Volquez but whatever

  61. Ryan says:
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    In a 20 team h2h dynasty league would you trade Harper and Calhoun for Stanton and Bogaerts? I could use a better shortstop since alcides escobar is who I currently have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fair

  62. Teddy Heater says:
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    I likey your Yahoo squad. Drafting in a Yahoo league seems like JV after all these RCL drafts. I have a yahoo 12 team roto $500 buy in tomo so I’m hoping to come out shining like your squad. Here’s my final RCL from last night. This was my first draft picking before 5 and it left me with a shizz ton of guys I have no where else. It feels very Steady Teddy, not a lot of upside though.

    Perez (17th round)
    Votto
    Rendon
    Castellanos
    Lindor
    Kipnis
    Duda
    Trout
    Joey Bats
    B Ham
    Krush
    Souza
    Arod
    Bench-Valbuena

    Strasburg
    Cole
    Ventura
    Shields
    Giles
    Tolleson
    Jeffress
    Hoover
    Knebel
    Givens
    J Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like your face! Agree with your assessment, it’s not a flashy team, it’s steady, nice pitching, okay hitting, Duda doesn’t excite me, Kipnis doesn’t excite me, Bats, Souza, Rendon, ARod, don’t excite me, but they’re okay

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, all those guys were getting passed over so I just went all scrap heap and was trying to fill in stats. Giles, Cole and Strasburg are the only 3 I have on any other teams. This is the “lower case yah” team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup, that’s what that team looks like…Not bad, just not sexy

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I think it’s a solid team. Might have some major brain freezes with those closers but such is the life of a fantasy baseballer. In a draft that had a lot of reachy upside picks you did well to grab what was there. I was in the 2 spot, not used to that either so my team looks fairly foreign to what I was expecting.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Thanks. Foreign is the perfect word!

        “Yes hello team, I know of you, but don’t really know any of you. Now grow some facial hair and get out there and put up some stats!”

    • MattTruss

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      Meant to compliment you in the draft, I really liked your 14/15 turn with Jeffress/Hoover. Caught me napping on Jeffress, solid grabs after an insane closer run. I’ve got you as a pretty balanced offense, but might have some AVG troubles w/ Duda/Davis/Souza/Valbuena and Billy Ham. Looking good in the counting stats though.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @MattTruss: Thanks Mang. Yeah, I figured why not jump in and get the guys who are supposed to getting the job, but we all know how that works out. Your staff came together nicely, just need a little pop and I need some of your RBI’s!

        • MattTruss

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          Yup, I’m a little power starved, which is rare for my teams. I was e-mailing w/Panda and mentioned I probably should’ve taken a bat instead of Kimbrel, would’ve helped some. I get giddy about Kimbrel though, especially in the 6th.

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @MattTruss: I had Kimbrel qued up if he was there 3 picks later.

  63. nick the dick says:
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    Drafted my 10 team roto home league with GS limit last night. Extra UTIL spot and pitcher. Last pick…
    C- Beef
    1b- Rizzo
    2b- Rendon
    SS- Correa
    3b- Franco
    MI- Semien
    CI- Longoria
    OF- Springer/Cespedes/Upton/Polanco/Deshizz
    UTIL- Duda/Khrush
    Bench- Reddick/Story
    SP-JoFer/Richards/Taijuan/Corbin/Rodon
    RP-Kimbrel/Familia/K-Rod/Tolleson/Jeffress/Colome/Osuna

    Low on average, maybe, but pfft whatevs! If you like it as much as I do then don’t say a word.
    https://youtu.be/Qg40MvbhkC8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J Dilla! I like it a lot, nice upside, sexy names, should be a fun team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re back in the studio, ya heard?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: I love No Id…’I placed my Grammy on the stand you gave me’. That’s not tears, my contacts are dry!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @nick the dick: gotta love home leagues where you can draft like 7 closers and still have an awesome offense. My home draft is tonight

      • nick the dick says:
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        @mauledbypandas: absolutely, with games started limit and it being 10 teams, gimme saves and ratios and I can stream aplenty later on. Let em take all the starters I don’t want anyways! JoFer at the 5/6 turn? That’s allll I neeeeed to get byyyy

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @nick the dick: I went BSC last night and got Sale/Kluber/Syndergaard on a team. I’m just not that thrilled with the 3/4th round hitters this year. At least based on RCL adp

          each draft is different though, I wanted to get JoFer but it was him or Thor, cant really go wrong!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @mauledbypandas: wowza that’s bearing some serious arms. Yeah I think I only took one pitcher before the 4th in an rcl, which was Sale in the 3rd. The 4-6 rounds are the perfect spot for your ace. There were still some ace arms where I took JoFer too, but this was my last draft for the year so I needed a piece of him

  64. Josh says:
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    Greys #1 fan here..

    Been using your site for 4 years and never disappointed. I just drafted my 12 team standard 5×5 yahoo h2h league – 26 rounds. I killed the draft after reading all your writeups. I have Plouffe on the bench to rotate in and out when other players have off days. Do you drop Plouffe for Holt given Holt’s new starting job? Also which SP do you drop for Gregerson or do you hold? This is a closer heavy league, and closers can fetch a nice trade.

    Team:
    C: Hundley
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Harper, Starling Marte, Jupton
    Util: Delino, Khris Davis
    Bench: Plouffe

    SP: Salazar, Darvish, Matz, Rodon, Liriano, Erasmo, Velasquez, Nola, Corbin, Joe Ross, Severino
    RP: Krod, McGee, Rodney (meh), Storen

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, lose Plouffe for Holt… I’d hold on the SPs, Velasquez is first one off your SP list though, if you need to… Your team is excellent, btw, really solid

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: If Holt gets 500 ABs, what do you project his stats to be? I am always fond of the swiss army knife

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holt’s in my rankings, I don’t expect 500 ABs, but you can prorate up from what I have him at

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: meh, he’s no Zobrist…

  65. Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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    Grey, Jef, Commentariat… I know you’ve seen a lot of these but would love any thoughts on my new team. It’s from a 12-team H2H Yahoo league with keepers and an idiosyncratic scoring system. For hitters, R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, and OPS. For pitchers, W, ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9, QS and SV.

    It’s very Razz-y, which worked out great, but a bit worried the offense is too upside heavy and lacking in AVG. Projections say the offense is 6th or 7th of the 12 teams.

    C: W. Castillo
    1B: A. Rizzo
    2B: J. Schoop
    3B: M. Franco
    SS: F. Lindor
    OF: J. Upton
    OF: J. Heyward
    OF: S. Choo
    U: D. DeShields
    U: K. Davis

    SP: Kluber, Carrasco, Samardzija, Corbin, Ventura, Smyly, Kennedy, Ross
    RP: Kimbrel, Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You look low on SB, but nice n OPS and BB… Your pitching looks totally fine, solid team overall

      • Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! So happy I’m back to reading Razzball daily.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    Did Kim’s moves on the episode last night make you question your theory?

    Nice team by the way. I was reading Piano Man’s recap yesterday. Such different perspectives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not completely, Kim’s not going to stay with him for the next five years… Somehow I think her and others converge on that doomed plane…. Maybe not for the victory on the Sandpiper case though… Thanks!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: eh we can probably place that theory right in the trash

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  67. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – sorry, my understanding of that above trade in my 12 team keeper was a little off:

    The guy will do EITHER:

    1. My Iwakuma for his DArnaud, or

    2. My Iwakuma + one of Hicks or Grilli for his DARnaud + Yelich

    Do either of these trades work for you? I assume option 2 over 1?

    • Grey

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      1. Travis side 2. Travis side

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Perfect, thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    My slow draft is still drafting….since 3/10. You talk about how often you check in on your slow drafts….I just checked 5 times today to see Chris Owings taken at pick 440. Still better than actually doing the work I’m being paid to not complete..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… You poor dear

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Sniffle.

        Any good depressing docs lately? The holiday had me off my TV watching game. I did take Nick the Dick’s advice and watched one episode of Noisey on Viceland. Definitely quality programming.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I still haven’t seen Noisey, I watched a few Real Sports recently… Kevin Johnson is a pedophile and Bryant Gumbel looks like he’s dying, so that’s depressing

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Guess it’s a steady downward spiral after you dunk over Hakeem the Dream.

            The episode I watched had a highlight on Stitches. Anytime I’m able to laugh at that guy’s music is a good time to me.

            • Grey

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              Kevin Johnson is the mayor of Sacramento and likes underaged girls, it was pretty interesting… Bryant Gumbel still came off as the biggest douche on the show

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                • Grey

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                  HA

  69. Ron says:
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    10 team H2H points league where HR, R, RBI TB etc are all 1 point. For pits there is a seven start limit pr week. Without all the gory points league details, what do you think of this squad?

    C- Hundley
    2B/SS- Zobrist
    2B/SS- Murphy
    1B/3B- Machado
    1B/3B- Rizzo
    OF– J.D. Martinez
    OF- Springer
    OF- DeSheilds
    UTIL– Pujols
    UTIL- Beltre
    Bench – Castro, Pedroia, Melky, Holliday

    SP- Carrasco, Salaazar, Samardzija, Quintana
    RP- Familia, Britton
    Bench- Rodon, Matz, Odorizzi, Perkins

    • Grey

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      I like it, solid balance on hitting, very nice pitching… Safe overall, which is nice

  70. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey.
    Team looks great. Pujols in the 9th IS ridiculous. How do you like the look of this squad? Strengths/weaknesses
    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(keep 10)
    C-Y.GOMES
    1B-D.ORTIZ
    2B-B.DOZIER
    3B-N.ARENADO
    SS-C.SEAGER
    OF-POLLOCK, BAUTISTA, EATON
    UTIL-M.SANO, B.BELT
    BENCH-D.DESHIELDS, J.BAEZ

    SP-M.BUMGARNER, J.FERNANDEZ, G.COLE, T.WALKER, D.SMYLY, J.ROSS, K.GAUSMAN
    RP-A.CHAPMAN, K.GILES, D.STOREN, J.JEFFRESS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I like the hitting a lot, pitching is also insane… Overall, rock solid team

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Sweet sweet validation

    • Grey

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      Haha

  71. Ruben says:
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    Very shallow keeper obp league … I’m deep in OF and shallow in CI. What are your thoughts on these 2 potential deals?

    My pederson + Duda for E5

    My sano for E5 + kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin/Kluber, or Edwin

  72. High cheese says:
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    Hello grey!

    I’m in a h2h points/weekly lock league. Planing on cutting rusney Castillo & send him sailing to waiver island now that it’s strictly a platoon which is never ideal in fantasy.

    Just not sure to replace him w/ an OF (on my bench I also have conforto & joc pederson) or go best available bat regardless of postion seeing as this is for depth

    Or,, drop rusney for an extra pitcher.

    Best available bats: Pedro Alverez, Gerardo parra, Khris Davis, Travis shaw (only listed at 1b as of today), Tyler white (listed at 3b today), Chris carter (1b) he intrigues me in Milwaukee, yasmany Tomas (3b/OF) , wil Myers (OF/1b) or hector Oliverio too

    For pitchers just looking into starters;
    Kenta maeda, clay buccholz, Patrick Corbin.

    The rusney pick didn’t exactly kill me it was my last pick of the draft, heck I’d even go with Brock holt over Castillo even though he’s in the platoon but I like how he has multi eligibility

    Have a great Tuesday, one day closer to Friday!

    • Grey

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      Corbin

      • High cheese says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man I just sent Castillo packing for Corbin for pitching depth. This Castillo signing for Boston isn’t looking too hot, instead of having rusney in LF. It sounds as if LF will be a platoon between Brock holt & Chris young. & rusney being the expensive bench bat

        It sounds like LF will be platoon between Brock/young, CF betts, then RF must be Bradley Jr could be wrong but that’s my guess

        • Grey

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          Yeah, not sure yet, I know what the media is saying, but Holt isn’t very good either, and more of a 4th OF

  73. WillisReid says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Went a similar route with my BP in a 12 team H2H with 4 RP spots. My only closer is KRod. Was loaded at closer last year and did awful. Let the league in saves by a wide margin.

    How valuable are closers in H2H leagues? I’m assuming not very hence SAGNOF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not very, SAGNOF

  74. Charles says:
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    Hey Grey, good to be back reading Razzball! 12 team roto 5×5 2000 max innings, picked from the 7th spot. How’d I do?
    C-Ramos
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Rendon
    SS-Castro
    3b-Frazier
    OF-S Marte
    OF-Betts
    OF-J Upton
    Util-Belt
    Bn- Deshields
    SP-Harvey
    SP- Salazar
    SP-C Rodon
    SP-Y Ventura
    SP-L Severino
    SP-E Rodriguez
    SP-I Kennedy
    SP- J Ross
    RP-Giles
    RP-Storen
    RP- KRod
    DL- Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good, homey, your hitting looks balanced and your pitching looks stacked… 2000 max, you need more SPs

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Michael says:
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    12 team H2H: What’s your opinion? I think I may need to add a Sp down the line. Thanks
    C: Castillo
    1b: Rizzo
    2b: Altuve
    SS: Seager
    3b: C Seager
    If: Korean babe Ruth
    Of: Cruz, pence, Grichuck, conforto
    Util: Burns
    Bench: Olivero , Forsythe

    Sp: Cole, Matz, Stroman, J. Ross, Eovaldi, leake, Gibson, holland, nicasio and berrios
    Rp: Davis, Ramos, madson

    • Grey

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      Yeah, definitely need another SP….Hitting looks solid, pitching looks okay, Gibson, Holland, etc… Are risky, iffy

  76. Dingbat says:
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    Hey there, Grey!

    I completed my draft this past weekend and was ridiculously unprepared for it. I didn’t put together my own spreadsheet for my 11-team league’s custom stats (7×7 with H, OPS, K/BB, and QS) and instead ended up just using the Razzball/Steamer projections for 6×6 with OPS and QS. Worst of all, I got roped into a trip to New York where I ended up watching the kids (4.5 and 1.5) while my wife partied with some college friends. So I missed the first half hour of the draft while driving the kids back to my sister’s place in CT. Fortunately, the boys fell asleep in the car, so I spent a glorious half-hour drafting in peace until they woke up, at which point I rushed them to the back yard where they played on a giant trampoline for an hour and a half while I ignored them and stared at my phone. The 1 1/2-year-old only fell off the trampoline once! At this rate, I may not win my league, but I am definitely in the running for father of the year. Anyway, here’s the team I ended up with:

    C: Salvador Perez ($12, autodrafted – I blame the Steamer auction values, which overvalue catchers like crazy. I also blame myself for not fixing this).
    1B: David Ortiz ($12, my own mistake while unloading the kids from the car. I honestly don’t remember bidding this much, and I meant to hold out for Brandon Belt, who eventually went for $2).
    2B: Anthony Rendon ($7, seemed like good value)
    3B: Pablo Sandoval ($1, I was short-stacked and desperate. I thought I could snag Pedroia for $1 and put Rendon at 3B, but the Sox fan in my league outbid me).
    SS: Corey Seager ($16, I let myself go crazy for one of the few decent shortstops).
    OF: Trout! ($60, autodrafted – no complaints!)
    OF: Stanton! ($42, autodrafted – no complaints!)
    OF: Jose Bautista ($34, autodrafted – can’t really complain, except for the fact that by the time I joined the draft, I had spent more than half of my budget on four players).
    UT: Yasiel Puig ($17, I couldn’t really afford this, but I’m a sucker for star talent).
    UT: Kevin Pillar ($1, belatedly realized I had no speed).
    BN: Jorge Soler ($1, see note on Puig).
    BN: Byron Buxton ($1, see notes on Pillar and Soler).

    SP: Jose Fernandez ($25, did I mention I didn’t prepare for this draft? Didn’t realize he’d be on a pitch count this year).
    SP: James Shields ($6, somehow forgot he was horrible last year)
    SP: Hisashi Iwakuma ($5, good enough for the Mariners and for me)
    SP: Marcus Stroman ($4)
    SP: Michael Pineda ($3)
    SP: Kenta Maeda ($1)
    SP: Luis Severino ($1)
    RP: Cody Allen ($6)
    RP: J.J. Hoover ($1)
    RP: Dellin Betances ($1)
    RP: Brad Boxberger ($1)
    RP: Darren O’Day ($1)
    RP: Sergio Romo ($1)

    All in all, this could have gone much worse. Even if I don’t win this year, I can’t complain about finally having Trout on my team. Of course, my team lacks a 3B, has no speed whatsoever, and is super shaky on saves, but SAGNOF, right? My first move of the season was dropping Romo for Deshields (with an unnecessary $4 waiver bid), which could help things a bit. Looking at available 2B/3B, I see Schoop, Castellanos, and Lawrie available. Based on my team’s needs, I’m leaning Lawrie (though nobody else projects him for as many steals as you do). Sound good? Any other thoughts about team strengths/weaknesses? Any vulture save targets to recommend?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

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      Your pitching is okay, looks a bit risky, hitting looks solid, kinda stacked….I like the team since the hitting is better than the pitching

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks! I made the Lawrie move and noticed that Grilli was available, so I dropped O’Day for him. I agree that my pitching is super shaky, but I feel like I have the right kind of lottery tickets in Severino, Maeda, Stroman, and Pineda. I’ll be following your column like a cyclops with a monocle to pick up the next ace!

        • Grey

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          Yeah, totally, if you cyclops monocle them the right way, then you’re good

  77. R.J. says:
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    That team’s lookin fresh as f*ck Grey. Nice work. Got a keeper question for you- 14 team, deep 6×6 mixed league with OBP and SLG (no AVG) and Quality Starts instead of Wins, plus K/BB ratio. I can keep 3 guys this year, and am choosing between:

    Carlos Correa – 12th round (no brainer)
    Josh Donaldson – 3rd round, last pick (probably a no brainer?)
    George Springer – 7th rd
    Chris Sale – 4th round, first pick
    Dallas Keuchel – 9th rd
    Stephen Strasburg – 14th rd
    Mookie Betts – 2nd rd, 1st pick
    Jose Bautista – 2nd rd, 1st pick

    Any thoughts? Really having a tough time with that 3rd keeper. Springer is still really enticing, but his injuries worry me. Sale, Keuchel, and Strasburg all present good or great values and give me a frontline starter. Just a note, given all the top players being kept by other teams plus the # of teams that have non-keeper draft picks in the first round, there is basically no chance I would get Betts or Bautista with my 1st or 2nd round pick if I didn’t keep them. Let me know, thanks as always Grey!

    Read more: https://razzball.com/starters-to-target-2016-fantasy-baseball/#ixzz44Je8NwQi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos Correa – 12th round (no brainer)
      Josh Donaldson – 3rd round, last pick (probably a no brainer?)
      George Springer – 7th rd

  78. Mike B says:
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    Upon reading I jumped directly to bottom of comments as I imagine it is mostly filled with “how’s this team I just drafted” questions. Most of us probably spent a good portion of this past weekend celebrating the rebirth of our holiness, fantasy baseball of course. I guess some focused on zombie Jesus too, not Montero. I too completed a 12 team yahoo draft last night (4th draft in last 3 days) and I’m fairly certain you would approve as I own 16 of your top 108 along with others you promote. One of those others is Domingo Santana. What gives with Yahoo’s projections for him? Is there some legitimate competition for his playing time that I am unaware of, or is it simply a matter of he hasn’t it done it before so we can’t project 400+ AB’s?

    • Grey

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      That’s a question for them, maybe cause Domingo’s never done it before, lack of track record

      • Mike B says:
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        @Grey: true, I’d rather not point out all the ranking/projection faults to anyone yahoo. I do enjoy some league members using that as their template while I collect the talent. Cheers to another solid year of drafting with your guidance, Grey!

        Also, Nolasco named 5th starter for Twins…smh

        • Grey

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          Thanks! Yeah, ridiculous with Nolasco

  79. John says:
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    Grey,

    Had my first draft last night.What do you think overall? Obviously will have to pick up a closer or hope Rodney is above average?

    C Wieters
    1B Ortiz
    2B Dee Gordon
    3B Headley
    SS Starlin
    CI Hosmer
    MI Altuve
    OF Braun
    OF J Upton
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Kemp
    UTIL Holliday
    UTIL Jay Bruce

    SP Harvey
    SP Carrasco
    SP Shark
    SP TWalker
    RP Vizcaino/Grilli
    RP Rodney

  80. Terrific squad Grey. My primary draft is late this season, so just been mockin’. & a lot of your results have held true. Pujols as your corner infielder (ha! & @ 9!) is more and more bafflingly believable. Castro may be having an up tick. But K. Davis, Lawrie, Walker, Severino somehow remain under the Greydar. I also sem to be falling victim to a lack of closers but SAGNOF for certain! Your starters lean towards upsidie, but I’ve learned to trust you in that personnel department. If there ever was a season to abandon the ADP and grab yo’ faves, I think for some reason, that’s how this one will play out. Your optimism seems justified. Oh, & Polanco in the 7th? Sheeesh. Good luck!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Pujols in the 9th?!

  81. Ric Flair - WoOoOoO says:
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    It’s a new year Grey! Draft is done and trades are already going down in the streets. Was offered Joey Bats for Kluber and Billy Burns. I could use a little more power in the lineup and would be left with Strasburg, Liriano, Matz, Rodon, Iglesias, Hammel in a 12T H2H. Thoughts? Here is the current lineup:

    C- Mesoraco
    1B- Pujols
    2B – Odor
    3B – Machado
    SS – Castro
    OF – Betts
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    UTIL – Belt
    UTIL – Burns

    • Grey

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      Can I see your pitching?

      • Ric Flair - WoOoOoO says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry Grey, shoulda posted it. Thank you!

        SP- Kluber
        SP- Strasburg
        SP- Liriano
        SP- Rodon
        SP- Matz
        SP- Ignesias
        SP- Hammel
        RP- Rodney
        RP- Bailey
        RP- Colome

        • Grey

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          You don’t really need Kluber, but you don’t need Bats either… I’d hold for now

    • Grey

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      Nice!

  82. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The guy with Maeda wants either Scherzer Bumgarner Harvey or deGrom for him. Would I offer one or pass?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: What?? Pass. Don’t trade a reliable ace for an unproven foreign import.

    • Grey

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      Pass

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: this guy is supposed to have iwakuma for upside, that’s insane.

  83. Sing Us A Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Here’s my keeper team in a 10-team points league. I’ve had some fortuitous trades fall my way.

    C: Mesoraco
    1B- Abreu (K)
    2B- Odor (K)
    SS- Correa (K)
    3B- Arenado (K)
    MI- Castro
    CI- Miggy (K)
    OF- Stanton (K)
    OF- Springer (K)
    OF- Ellsbury (ugh- please stay healthy)
    OF- Hanley (ugh- please stay healthy)
    OF- Dickerson (ugh- please stay healthy)
    Util- Melky Cabrera (points league)
    BN-Deshields
    BN- Panik

    SP- Arrieta (K)
    SP- Harvey (K)
    SP-Darvish (K)
    SP- Rodon
    SP- Matz
    SP- Severino
    SP- Ventura
    SP- Ross
    SP- Velasquez
    RP- Storen

    One waiver wire move I’m contemplating is dropping one of my bench bats (namely Deshields because steals are only 1 point) for another RP like Jake McGee or a rookie stash like Berrios or AJ Reed.

    Thanks in advanced (I love your work)!

    • Sing Us A Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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      @Sing Us A Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: Additionally, the people I draft with are ESPN ratings snobs, so in the later rounds I had my pick of guys. Also, a lot of them draft based on last year. I sort of hate my OF but I went best available and I think one of those guys has to pan out or be trade bait for early in the season.

    • Grey

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      Thanks! I think your comments say all there is to say, team is solid, but you have a ton of injury risks… Your pitching is insane, stacked…Your hitting should be fine even if your vets all get injured, it’s a nice team

  84. Tom says:
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    Grey – what do you think of my team. 12 team mixed h2h.

    Wellington
    Fielder
    Lawrie
    Frazier
    Bogaerts
    Belt
    Harper
    Springer
    Pollock

    Arrieta
    Heaney
    Rodon
    Salazar
    Walker

    krod
    Tolleson

    • Grey

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      Hitting looks solid, pitching is solid, but feels light on SPs in general, like you could use another few

  85. Z says:
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    Just traded away Cespedes/Parra/Fiers to get Sonny Gray/Prince/Nate Karns. What do you think?

    I’m pretty happy with it, especially since my pitching was garbo after thor/arrieta.

    Between 1B, 1B/3B, and UTIL there are 3 spots – I have Miggy/Pujols/Prince/Ortiz/Byung Ho Park, which means, eventually I will need to deal at least 1 and probably 2. I would like to be patient, but what would you do if you were me, and which positions would you look to improve by dealing 1B/DH players above? Thanks!

    10 Team 6×6 Keeper League (R,HR,RBI, SB, OBP, SLG) (IP, QS, K, ERA, WHIP, S)

    C- D’arnaud
    1B – Miggy
    2B – Wong
    3B – Frazier
    SS- Semien
    1B/3B – Pujols
    2B/SS – Neil Walker
    OF: CarGon
    OF: Span
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Peralta
    OF: Grichuk,
    UTIL: Ortiz
    Bench: Byung Ho Park
    Bench: Prince
    Bench: A.Gordon

    P: Arrieta, Syndergaard, Liriano, Sonny, Teheran, DeSclafani, Rodon, Nate Karns, Storen, Strickland

    I’ll be grabbing Pillar and/or Ozuna off waivers later today

    • Grey

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      Don’t like that trade, I think your hitting is a mess now and your pitching is too solid up top, and not good after the top 3 SPs

      • Z says:
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        @Grey: Yes, my hitting is a bit messy. Thanks for the feedback. The Fangraphs auction calculator set to my league settings has Prince as the #23 overall bat and Cespedes as the #59 overall bat. I am really not that high on Sonny, but don’t see why Arrieta/Thor/Sonny/Liriano is a bad 1-4 and I am always good at finding pitchers on waivers for the back end of my rotation. All that said, a guy in my league wants either Ortiz/Prince and Rodon/Liriano in exchange for Puig and a pitcher (Quintana/Ross are the only suitable ones available) – would you want puig if you were me? and what would you offer for him?

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      @Z: Offense (OF/MI), is pretty weak, particularly for a 10 teamer. You make it sound like it’ll be easy to just trade away two of those meh CI’s for something of value.

  86. Z says:
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    Grey, thank you for answering my previous questions. Last question – Since I posted them, I was offered Puig in exchange for Ortiz. I read your rankings and you have Ortiz 20 spots higher than Puig overall.

    Based on my log jam at UTIL and my need for OF and my league being OBP/SLG, should I take Puig for Ortiz?

    C- D’arnaud
    1B – Miggy
    2B – Wong
    3B – Frazier
    SS- Semien
    1B/3B – Pujols
    2B/SS – Neil Walker
    OF: CarGon
    OF: Span
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Peralta
    OF: Grichuk,
    UTIL: Ortiz
    Bench: Byung Ho Park
    Bench: Prince
    Bench: A.Gordon

    • Grey

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      Sure, take Puig

  87. Alfred says:
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    Hi guys just wondering what you guys thought about the auction draft I just completed yesterday. Second year doing FB Baseball, was a keeper league as well.

    C Realmutto
    C d’Arnaud
    1B Prince Fielder ?
    2B Matt Carpenter ?
    3B David Wright
    SS Carlos Correa
    CI Joey Votto ?
    MI Trevor Story
    OF Jason Heyward ?
    OF Charlie Blackmon ?
    OF Carlos González ?
    OF Justin Upton ?
    OF George Springer ?
    Util Devon Travis
    Util Dustin Pedroia

    P Carlos Carrasco ?
    P Michael Wacha ?
    P Jacob deGrom ?
    P Mark Melancon ?
    P Ventura
    P Vince Velasquez
    P Lance McCullers
    P Brad Boxberger
    P Joaquin Benoit
    P Alex Colome

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      its a 12 team H2H as well. @Alfred:

  88. SallyCips says:
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    Good stuff, Grey! I was presented with Harvey or DeGrom, but as much as DeGrom is probably safer, I just find him very vanilla. Why not Sano around 3-4? Power bat, youth, sounds good? No?

    In a very similar league to the Y! F&F league this is how I went:

    C: Realmuto (23)
    1B: Votto (2)
    2B: Dozier (6)
    3B: Donaldson (1)
    SS: Castro (15)
    CI: Sano (4)
    MI: Schoop (20)
    OF: Jones (5)
    OF: Ellsbury (7)
    OF: Pence (8)
    OF: Gordon (11)
    OF: Trumbo (18)
    UTIL: Gattis (22)

    P: Harvey (3)
    P: Tanaka (9)
    P: C. Martinez (10)
    P: Severino (16)
    P: Maeda (17)
    P: Papelbon (12)
    P: KRod (13)
    P: McGee (14)
    P: Rodney (19)
    P: D. Hernandez (21)
    B: Heaney (24)

    I’ve since dropped Hernandez for Bailey as the Phillies dance continues, NA’d him, added AJ Reed for future considerations, NA’d him, added Forsythe as mentioned yesterday, and waived Schoop for Alex Colome. And now we wait for any DL’ing to happen…

    • Grey

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      deGrom had a 9+ K/9 and 1.8 BB/9, that’s vanilla?

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: I know I’m nuts, just gut feeling? Is that weird? Is there room for that in Fantasy?

        • Grey

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          Did you see him pitch last year? He’s not vanilla in any way

  89. Joe Fatgoose says:
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    Grey, nice team and website!
    Been reading it for the last two years. Won 3 out of 4 leagues last year, 2nd in the other!
    Thanks for the help..

    Would you trade C. Santana for DeShields in a H2H keeper that also has Walks and OBP as cats? Either of these two sit in my UTIL spot.
    I have some speed (Machado, Springer, Bryant, Buxton..).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! I’d take DeShields

  90. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 team h2h 6×6

    Wieters – joke plan on cutting
    Rizzo
    Duffy
    Wright – injury concern will most likely drop
    Jung Kang
    JD Mart
    Springer
    Cain
    Fielder
    Ortiz
    Belt
    Dickerson
    Ozuna

    Salazar
    Stroman
    Giles
    Storen
    odorizzi
    smyly
    J ross
    eovaldi
    Volquez

    Thoughts ?

    • Grey

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      You look light on AVG and speed, but neither matter a lot in H2H… Pitching looks solid, bit high on upside and Volquez is kinda bleh

  91. TarmanGotHim says:
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    12 Team Yahoo H2H 5X5

    6th pick

    I took Donaldson 6th, it was between him, Rizzo, Arenado, Machado and Stanton, but I like his odds of a repeat year.

    Rizzo fell the 16th, I couldn’t believe it. I took him in another league. I was praying he fell to 18, Donaldson and Rizzo. Wow.

    Marte fell to like 26, he went the pick before me in round 3, I just couldn’t believe I almost had that trio. But my team isn’t too shabby

    How’d I do other than light in saves

    C – Castillo
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Lawrie
    3B – Donaldson
    SS – Lindor
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    UTIL -Kyle Seagar (he fell too far)
    UTIL – DeShields
    B – Schoop

    SP – Strasburg
    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Rodon
    SP – Iglesias
    SP – Corbib
    SP – Maeda
    SP – McCullers
    SP – Nelson
    SP – Hammel
    SP – Nola
    RP – Paplebon
    RP – Tolleson

    Would you drop anyone for Buchholz? Cashner? Joe Ross? Would you pick up Berrios and hold?

    • Grey

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      Nelson for Buchholz, Maeda for Ross…. Team looks solid otherwise, I like the hitting and pitching a lot

  92. Mike says:
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    Grey! After re-reading all of your posts I finally had my draft and am in need of your opinion and hopefully approval!

    10 TM- Roto

    Gomes
    Edwin
    Schoop
    Frazier
    Bogaerts
    Pujols
    Segura
    Harper
    Marte
    Betts
    Parra
    DeShields
    Khris
    Domingo

    Carrasco
    Ross
    Liriano
    Rodon
    Darvish
    Walker
    Smyly
    Heaney
    Karns
    Kimbrel
    Ziegler

    • Grey

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      Your pitching looks excellent, your hitting looks solid, well-balanced… Team looks nice overall…

  93. mr. west says:
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    Have Hahn in an AL Only 4×4 (No K’s) for his ERA and WHIP and he just got sent down – would you hold onto him and wait it out because of upside or shitcan for the likes of S. Greene, Feldman, Nolasco(!), Doubront or pick up a strong reliever like Sam Dyson or Will Harris?

    • Grey

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      I’d go Doubront

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man!

        • Grey

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          No problem

  94. knucks says:
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    Had my 12 team roto last night and loaded up with the bats we love, but what do you think about my arms…

    Syndergaard / Cueto / Liriano / Rodon / Chen / Berrios

    Britton / Betances / O’day / Osuna / Benoit / Kenebel

    Started a run on RP with my Britton pick and then just passed on the mediocre talent that was leftover afterwards. Hoping to offset the whip of Rodon/Liriano/Chen with these RP, maybe fall into some saves, than hit the wire for some SAGNOF as it presents itself. League was changed to QS (rest of the cats are standard). The Innings limit was also lowered to 1350, prob to prevent my heavy streaming strategies that has been so dominant via the Streamonator. From your previous advice, I shot for 2 pitchers in the top 25, one being in the top ten. Got four-ish and your #11 SP in Thor. Chen was a cheap QS play and I got him right around where you have him ranked. Pretty satisfied.

    Projected by Yahoo to come in 12th place overall, which is usually a good sign! Grateful for any feedback, thanks Grey.

    • Grey

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      Berrios can be cut for now… Is this a Holds league? If not, you can lose Benoit for now and get another SP… Pitching looks fine otherwise

  95. Q says:
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    the annual “how’s my roster” post.

    12 tm h2h, 6×6. Use OBP & SLG instead of AVG, QS instead of W, SV+HLD instead of SV, K/BB is extra cat. Standard Roto Lineup except only 8 pitchers started.

    Each team kept 4 guys, who moved forward 3 rounds from last year, with only one 1st rounder allowed.

    I promise I tried really hard to have a worse pitching staff, but sometimes they were the only guys I even remotely liked.

    Castillo
    N Hundley
    Pujols
    Lawrie
    Bogaerts (Keeper)
    Arenado (Keeper)
    W Myers (CI)
    Semien (MI)
    Marte
    J Upton
    L Cain (Keeper)
    DeShields
    Grichuk
    UT- Castellanos

    Strasburg
    Carrasco (Keeper)
    Cueto
    Matz
    Ventura
    C Allen
    K Rod
    Jeffriss
    Jepsen
    Maeda
    A Wood (last 2 autodrafted b/c I got little kids and that shizz took like 5 hours)

    Thanks for taking a look

    • Grey

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      Ha, your pitching staff looks better than decent, so you didn’t try very hard… Hitting actually appears a little light on OBP, though solid in SLG

  96. primetime says:
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    Grey

    10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP, k/9 & QS. How does my team look for the upcoming season?

    Martin
    Rizzo
    Dozier
    Longoria
    Castro
    Upton
    Cesepdes
    Marte
    Ellsbury

    Moustakas
    Story
    Segura
    Santana
    DeShields
    Polanco

    Pitching
    Hammel
    Salazar
    Iglesias
    Scherzer
    Hamels
    Chapman
    Storen

    Samarrdjza
    Berrios
    Gausman

    • Grey

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      Looks solid on hitting, your pitching looks decent too, you can prolly lose Berrios, and half of your bench bats

  97. andfog99 says:
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    Erick Aybar, Sandoval, or Story. Pick 2.

    • Grey

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      Story, Aybar

  98. Q says:
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    Crowdsourcing to everyone.

    Team name—-“Sharkarenado”

    Not even so much “is it good?” as much as “Have you seen it before?”

    • Grey

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      Haven’t seen it

  99. Ben says:
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    Here is another rate my team post!!!! 12 team league. Head 2 Head weekly points. Heavy points league for pitcher. 2.5 points for K’s, thus just an example of one of the stats, not going to run through the entire scoring and bore you all even more. Oh it’s also a keeper league, and theres minor league keepers as well. Well here’s the squad:

    C Mesoraco
    1B Pujols
    2B Schoop
    SS Seager
    3B Valencia
    OF Marte
    OF Blackmon
    OF Braun
    U DeShields

    Bench
    Ellsbury

    Pitchers:
    Kershaw
    DeGrom
    C Martinez
    J Ross
    Smyly
    Corbin
    Hammel
    Matz
    Fiers
    R Stephenson
    J Taillon

    Thanks for your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really nice pitching staff, I don’t trust C-Mart, but if you do, more power… I think your hitting is weak, but you have a better idea of your Points system

  100. Hey Grey!
    Drafted this past Saturday. Pretty pleased. Feel like I’m a little light on power so I’m thinking better of the Reed stash.

    Who would you pick up for homer help: Pedro Alvarez or your boy Schoop?

    Here’s my team. Darvish will obviously go on the DL and I’ll either pick up Velasquez, a reliever, or keep as a stream spot.

    C- JT Realmuto
    1B – Miggy
    2B – Odor
    3B – Franco
    SS – Correa
    OF – Springer, Polanco, Grichuk
    Utility/Bench – Piscotty, DeShields, B Lawrie, Story, AJ Reed

    SPs – Strasburg, Archer, Matz, Corbin, Maeda, Leake, Darvish

    RPs – Britton, Tolleson, Storen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez…. You’re not light on power, I think you’re totally fine… Maybe a little light on speed, if anything… Your pitching is stacked

      • @Grey: Hmmm. I did the math (using your projections) and came up with 19.something homers and 17.something steals per hitter. I did have two martinis before doing said math, though. I think maybe I’ll just pick up the best overall hitter available.

        BTW, Pujols went in the 9th round of my draft (11th of 12 picks in that round) as well. I felt like I had to start with my closers at the time or I’da been all over that. And I might have actually gotten him in the tenth because the person that did get him was autodrafting. Crazy.

        • Grey

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          Works for me… Crazy on Pujols

  101. SteveNZ says:
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    I hear you on the OF situation in rounds 3-4. In the ol’ 14 team H2H I drafted at the weekend, once Yoenis went at the end of the 3rd (42nd overall) there wasn’t a whole lot to get real excited about – particularly in a 3 x OF league. That said, I did get Heyward in the 6th and Belt in the 8th…

    • Grey

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      Yeah, exactly

  102. ferris says:
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    5×5 12 team roto

    I got caught on the wrong side of a closer run and couldn’t bring myself to overdraft lousy closers. I am sitting with Jeffress as my sole closer. I am pretty active so I suspect I’ll be able to harvest some closers down the road but it’s a low IP league so RPs tend to have more value. Not to fear, my SPs are weak too.

    1. Given low IP max, would you trade Tony Watson (mmm, ratios) for David Hernandez?

    2. Would you drop bench bat, upside play, Buxton for a Hinojosa or a Motte?

    Graci

    What do you think of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Sure, Hinojosa

  103. John says:
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    Grey,

    Had my first draft last night.What do you think overall? Obviously will have to pick up a closer or hope Rodney is above average?

    C Wieters
    1B Ortiz
    2B Dee Gordon
    3B Headley
    SS Starlin
    CI Hosmer
    MI Altuve
    OF Braun
    OF J Upton
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Kemp
    UTIL Holliday
    UTIL Jay Bruce

    SP Harvey
    SP Carrasco
    SP Shark
    SP TWalker
    RP Vizcaino/Grilli
    RP Rodney

    Thanks!

  104. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6. How do you rank the top three
    possible FA pitchers:
    Nola, Eickhoff, Fiers, Gausman, Desclafini, Heaney, Nelson….Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Fiers, Gausman

  105. Mr.Punch says:
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    Grey…DeShields has been caught stealing 5 times this spring (only 1 successful attempt). Any cause for concern? Might he lose the green light? Is Burns looking safer?

    • Mr.Punch says:
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      @Mr.Punch: Sorry…caught 4 times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No concern

  106. Cohen says:
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    Grey, how much does Story go up after being named starting ss?

  107. Oscar the grouch says:
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    Grey!!

    H2h pts- it’s weekly. I’ve been racking my brain, hold on to or dump Logan Forsythe (he’s eligible at 2b & 1b- my 1b is rizzo & my current 2b is odor but also on my bench is Addison Russell. On my IF slot is lindor, utility is Han Ramirez)

    If yes I’m debating between story but my SS is Xander bogartes but also have lindor, and Russell is eligible at SS

    Other than story thinking of either Chris carter, Jackie Bradley Jr, Khris Davis, Domingo Santana.

    I’d prefer power, but not opposed to one with speed.

    Or stash someone like Joey Gallo or AJ reed? Or anyone else you’d reccomend stashimg?

    Gracias! Gracias!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Logan… Story

  108. Gareth says:
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    Wasn’t going to do a draft this year as I’m off to Britain for a month (beginning of May)to visit family. I saw Vin’s invite today and though “Ah, Why not get on the horse again!”

    Here’s the team I drafted.

    C Gomes
    1B Votto
    2B Panik
    3B Beltre
    SS K. Marte
    ss/2b Holt
    1b/3b Pujols
    Of Harper
    Of Marte
    Of Kemp
    Of Hamilton
    Of H. Ramirez
    Util A. Rodriguez

    P Kluber
    P Iwakuma
    P K. Jansen
    P F Rod
    P Papelbon
    P Street
    P Casilla
    P Hoover
    P Colome

    Bench
    P S. Miller
    1b R. Zimmerman
    P Cashner / Streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Was wondering where you were…. With no prep, I think you did pretty well, I worry about Iwakuma, Miller and Hanley, but team’s not bad

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I was in that draft. That was the most painful draft I have ever been in. It Took almost 2 hours. Starting Pitchers were at a premium as guys went with 10-11 man starting staffs. I can see now why you weigh the leagues by strength. I’ll show you my team tomm. as kind of busy right now for a long post hagn.

        • Grey

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          Cool

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: 2 hours is a long time for a 12 team draft now? hahaha.

  109. Scott says:
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    10 team mixed Yahoo league. Ended up with Brett Lawrie and Marcus Semien at 3B and SS so I’m looking to improve my situation there.

    Should I trade away Harper for Bryant and Lindor? I have HanRam as a 4th outfielder so I can play Bryant at 3B and use HanRam to replace Harper. My team is also a bit light on speed so this seems to correct in the right direction. Seems good to me but I always worry about trading 1 great player for two lesser players.

    • Grey

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      No

  110. JP says:
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    Grey-I am in a 13 team 6×6 roto we are adding the Cubs this year and we each get one Cub pick prior to opening our snake draft. Would you rank the top 13 Cubs for me from the majors and or minors. Meaning I can grab either an active guy or a farm guy when my turn comes up. So if you think Torres is the ninth best Cub slot him there.
    I would appreciate your input. I won’t know what pick I have until right before the draft. Thank You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See my rankings

  111. sliimbo says:
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    yo grey

    thoughts on this trade in my keeper?

    give up Scherzer, Todd Frazier and Alex Reyes

    Get Greinke Franco and Odor

    pull the trigger?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  112. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    in case cishek is drafted ahead of me when i attempt to get one at pick 21, who’s next best 2 or 3 for saves out of all SD, CIN, TB, PHI RP along with jeffress. dynasty too in case that changes it from standard “check player rater”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover, Hernandez, Colome

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: that takes care of any bailey vs hernandez stuff i might’ve had later too, thanks.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: i’m guessing no jeffress since whenever will smith gets back he could lose it completely or split it, or knebel has it by that point. since right now jeffress appears higher than anybody on TB (this is even with me reading the “colome is closer now” coming out of TB)

          • Grey

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            Jeffress is okay, should be the closer until June/July

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Herndw01 says:
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    How does my team look?

    10 Team H2H

    C Brian Mcann
    1B Jose Abreu
    2B Jason Kipniss
    3B Josh Donaldson
    SS Troy Tulowitzki
    SS/2B Ian Desmond
    1B/3B Albert Pujols
    OF JD Martinez
    OF Matt Kemp
    OF Joc Pederson
    OF Randal Grichuk
    OF Gerardo Parra
    Util Victor Martinez
    Bench Trevor Story

    SP Matt Harvey
    SP Corey Kluber
    SP Jon Lester
    SP Adam Wainright
    SP Jeff Samardzija
    SP Justin Verlander
    SP Mike Leake
    SP Colin McHugh
    SP Patrick Corbin

    SP Bench Joe Ross
    SP Bench Carlos Rodon

    I see you are very high on Deshields, with my roster would you drop any player and pick him up? Thank you Grey!

    • Grey

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      Yeah, lose V-Mart… Team looks okay, you look like you’ve never read the site before

  114. los locos says:
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    Grey

    Easter had my 5×5 obp, QS league. 8th pick overall, 10 team league. How does it look for the 2016 season

    McCann
    Rizzo
    Wong
    Machado
    Boegarts
    C/1 Duffy
    M/I Andrus
    Braun
    CarGo
    Pillar
    Pederson
    Marte
    U-Martinez, victor

    Moreland
    Castro
    Castellano

    Pitching
    Jose Fernandez
    Snderguard
    Salazar
    Corbin
    Rodon

    Miller
    Britton
    Ramos

    Moore

    • Grey

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      Team looks okay, don’t love some of the hitters you took, bit injury risky…. Your pitching looks very solid

  115. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Just FYI, if anyone wants to watch our Expert Razzball League (RCL) draft (with Grey, Rudy, JB, myself, Dalton Del Don, McLeod, etc.), you can watch here! https://www.twitch.tv/akajw1

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Jay: guessing it was only live and can’t rewind here?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: If you follow the link, there’s a little video window top right, click it and you can watch the replay.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @SteveNZ: thanks in advance.

  116. Baseballer says:
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    Open spot pickup. Nola. Velasquez. Juan nicasio. Samardja. Storen. Perkins. Maeda. Or Heaney? Points league. Quality starts worth more than wins

    • Grey

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      Samardzija

      • Baseballer says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Hopefully he turns it around this year. I’m skeptical

  117. JWRAY says:
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    How does this team look? 12-team Rotisserie. 1400 inning max.

    Welington Castillo Ari – C
    Brandon Belt SF – 1B,OF
    Brett Lawrie CWS – 2B,3B
    Todd Frazier CWS – 3B
    Corey Seager LAD – SS
    Mike Trout LAA – OF
    Starling Marte Pit – OF
    J.D. Martínez Det – OF
    Jason Heyward ChC – OF
    Khris Davis Oak – OF
    Delino DeShields Tex – OF
    Byron Buxton Min – OF
    Ketel Marte Sea – SS
    Nick Castellanos Det – 3B
    Wil Myers SD – 1B,OF

    Gerrit Cole Pit – SP
    Carlos Rodon CWS – SP
    Ken Giles Hou – RP
    Andrew Miller NYY – RP
    Taijuan Walker Sea – SP
    Steven Matz NYM – SP
    Hisashi Iwakuma Sea – SP
    Santiago Casilla SF – RP

    • Grey

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      Team looks very solid, I like the hitting a lot, I think your pitching is decent too, you look light on SPs

  118. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Deshields, Piscotty or Story for a final bench spot in a head to head points league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  119. GoJays says:
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    Great stuff again Grey. I’m in final prep for my drunken draft this weekend, and your rankings and projections are key. I was going to re-pull it all tonight, but I’m wondering if I should wait until tomorrow given all of the camp announcements that are filtering through. Do you think you’ll be making lots of updates between now and tomorrow evening that should cause me to hold off?

    • Grey

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      Don’t see why you wouldn’t wait until last possible moment

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got a bunch of stuff I’ve compiled that I need to merge in with your rankings and stats, and it will take me some time. I can probably wait for tomorrow evening, but waiting any longer won’t leave me enough time to get it all together. I guess you’re saying that you will be making updates throughout the day tomorrow?

        • The Harrow says:
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          @GoJays: rank everything you can now, but notice the player rater already had karns/vince V/AA ron down for the innings they now seem to be in line for. paxton isn’t yet etc. some of the really deep bat changes don’t seem to have been updated though, but i’m talking deep, crawford LAD didn’t seem to gain anything when ethier went down, which seems odd.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @The Harrow: not disagreeing with grey about waiting to update more as you get it though, this is just idea to save you time. it’s a time consuming process.

  120. Jambalamba says:
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    Wow! I have 8 of the 26 you drafted in my most competitive league, including the Altuve/Rizzo duo. No point to this other than to say good luck.

  121. Swfcdan says:
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    Any hope for R-Zimm returning to fantasy relevancy? Think he finished strong last year, hit the wire in my 16 team dynasty, if I want him I need to drop someone before DL’s happen: Lawrie, Alexi, Altherr (all bench bats). Also use TB over HR which should help blimpotence suffers like him.

  122. mauledbypandas says:
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    Nice pert draft Grey! Was watching whomevers stream that was.

  123. Jon Doe says:
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    Me and my friend have been arguing, so I need an expert to put him in his place. Which team is better in your expert eyes?
    Team 1: Martin, Rizzo, Pujols, Franco, Bogaerts, Rendon, Desmond, Stanton, Marte, Springer, Polanco, Deshields, Freeman, Sale, J-fer, Stressbird, Stroman, T Ross, Matz, K-rod, Perkins, Casilla, Severino, T Walker, Corbin

    Team 2: D’arnaud, Duda, B. park, Longo, Lindor, Pedroia, N Walker, Trout, Cespedes, Upton, Eaton, Conforto, Ortiz, Scherzer, Arrierta, Cole, Carrassco, Salazar, Lester, Hamels, Richards, Chen, Betances, Familia, Cishek

    Thanks

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Jon Doe: 1

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Jon Doe: not even especially close. And I have hungry eyes.

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Jon Doe: pitching better in #2, hitting pretty much better at every position in #1 (OF arguable either way maybe) though, so it’s #1.

  124. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    got lucky and got arcia at 11th overall, didn’t think i would when glasnow and maz went in top 3. in OBP over AVG and slugging over homers i have these for hitters
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B wong
    SS castro
    3B frazier
    OF stanton
    OF cespedes
    OF c.davis
    util kemp
    BN bruce/ozuna
    NA arcia
    i was probably in error to keep bruce. his OPS numbers aren’t good, only reason to own is for homers alone or RBI’s, and i have very good slugging/RBI guys already.
    so in 2 months or so i’m good at SS speed. at that point i’m guessing bruce gets dropped. drop bruce or ozuna for any of span/red dick/hicks/jaso or iglesias (other speed SS went right before or after i grabbed arcia, andrus/segura/marte/alcides) now for speed or OPS upgrades? this is roto dynasty.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: also
      2. drop vizcaino for any of rodney/colome. i got cishek at 21st, and have viz/tolleson.

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: erasmo and bauer tomato/tomahto? theyre back to back in the rankings but erasmo looks like hes going to start the season in the pen and bauer has looked solid in ST (i know its ST). thoughts?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @herschel: while they are showing erasmo in pen right now they also aren’t showing who the 5th TB starter is, and unless there’s some news on snell i’m like 80% it’s erasmo. souza looks in trouble though, he’s already shown himself to look like a AAAA guy, it’s going that way more lately.

      http://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-tampa-bay-rays

  126. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Soler due to start the year as a backup OF in cubbieland? Love his talent, seems he should be starting somewhere sooner than later. Are you high on having him as a bench bat early on, once he gets regular AB’s I don’t think it’ll be long till he’s must own.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Swfcdan: likely, but this has been the case since the fowler signing. plays against lefties

      http://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-chicago-cubs

  127. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff, as always. Thanks to you, I have the last pick of a 13 team 5×5 league (the consequences of winning). I have Harper, Rizzo and Betts as keepers; which two do you like at the first turn: Blackmon, Polanco, Lindor, Franco, Carrasco, Upton, Hosmer or Frazier? NOTE: None of these would likely be keepers, since we can only keep three people.

  128. Herndw01 says:
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    Which side?

    Harvey And Kemp or Kinsler and Betts?

  129. John says:
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    Very nice team, Grey.

    Can you please help me rank the the following SP for this season? They all seem to have “the same value” in your top 500, so I’d like to know which one you prefer. Thanks!

    Kyle Hendricks
    Scott Kazmie
    Joe Ross

  130. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Greycarlo, tell me your deepest, dankest thoughts. 10 team 6×6, R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG – QS, IP, ERA, WHIP, SV, K/9

    C- d’Arnaud
    1B – Miggy
    2B – Odor
    3B – Franco
    SS – Desmond
    MI – Rendon
    CI – Duda
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Betts
    OF – Heyward
    OF – Gardner
    U – Zimmerman
    Bench – Semien

    SP – deGrom
    SP – Keuchel
    SP – Strasburg
    SP – Corbin
    SP – Smyly
    SP – Verlander
    RP – Britton
    RP – Ramos

    DL – Darvish
    DL – McCullers

    Two open slots for pitchers/a bat in case someone bombs.

  131. SteveNZ says:
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    Hey now – I drafted Vogt as my catcher in the ol’ H2H, but I now see that Grandal (and Hundley) are available. Pre-season rater has Grandal at $7.1 and Vogt at $2.3 – plus Grandal is at $6.2 for OBP and Vogt is $3.7 (our league is OBP and AVG – Vogt comfortable ahead in AVG).

    Make the switch?

  132. Johnc says:
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    Looking forward to the usual terrific advice. 12 team redraft, h2h …. Took a lot of young arms and legs. Maybe too many SBs? Need 1 more closer? Anyway, love the site.
    C- Hundley
    1b- Goldy
    2b- Schoop
    3b- Franco
    SS- Desmond
    MI- Kendrick
    CI- Pujols
    O- Marte
    O- Polanco
    O- Betts
    O- K. Davis
    O- Ozuna
    O- Gose
    U- Morales
    Bench- Castellanos
    P- Corbin Rodon. Ross. Carrasco. Archer. CMart.
    RP- Rondon. Familia

    • Johnc says:
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      @Johnc:

      Plus Severino.

  133. Bony Brown says:
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    This is my favorite team I’ve ever drafted. Thanks Grey for the rankings and columns.

    12 Team Mixed H2H points league.

    It’s the last season of a keeper league, league is disbanding after this season.
    I kept Betts, Frazier, Martinez, Sale, Cole, and Syndergaard. Was able to make some predraft trades to get an extra 7th and 8th round pick (which are the first picks of this 6 keeper draft). Gave up Sano, Braun, and Sonny Gray since I wasn’t going to keep them anyways.

    C Welington Castillo
    1B Adrian Gonzalez
    2B Rougned Odor
    3B Todd Frazier
    SS Cory Seager
    OF Mookie Betts
    OF J.D. Martinez
    OF Starling Marte
    UTIL Gregory Polanco
    UTIL Maikel Franco

    SP Chris Sale
    SP Gerrit Cole
    SP Noah Syndergaard
    P Steven Matz
    P Carlos Rodon
    P Luis Severino
    P Jason Hammel
    RP David Robertson
    RP Jake McGee

    Bench Jonathan Schoop, Marcus Semien, Byron Buxton, Eduardo Rodriguez, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Daniel Norris

  134. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Looking to pick up a backup C. Choices are Cervelli,Hundley or J. McCann. Who should I pick up

  135. Illuminatty says:
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    Hey Gray and Razzball readers,

    I had my 10 man H2H draft last night and just wanted some feedback on the squad i drafted. It was a snake draft in which I had first pick. Trout came of the board as my number one guy. As for my team is as follows:

    C: W. Castillo
    1B: F. Freeman
    2B: R. Odor
    3B: M. Franco
    SS: X.Bogarts
    OF: M. Trout
    OF: M. Betts
    OF: JD. Martinez
    DH: V. Martinez
    UTL: R. Braun

    SP: C. Kluber
    SP: C. Carrasco
    SP: M. Pineda
    SP: P. Corbin
    SP: C. Rodon
    SP: J. Ross
    SP: V. Velasquez
    SP: A. Cashner

    RP: K. Giles
    RP: D. Storen

    Bench: SP: T. Bauer / M. Teixeria / B. Lawrie / W. Myers / J. Schoop

    Now that Osuna is the closer for the Jays should I pick him up or should i pick up J. McGee, S. Doolittle, G. Perkins off waviers?

    Also I’ve been debating in dropping for W. Myers for G. Parra?

    Again I appreciate your feedback in advance. Good Luck to all in your FBS.

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