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  1. We're all using incomplete information to try to predict an outcome. I like using projections but putting ranges on categories like poker hands then tiering them. Like this group could get 50+ steals, this group 30-50, etc. It does help to know what number you need to hit in 5x5 and how far away you are from hitting it
  2. In light of the Tyson Ross news...I think this guy could have a Vincent Velasquez type impact this season
  3. I use to have that opinion, but everyone cheated. He's only in a small pocket of players that got caught. MLB should just accept that's the way it was in that era. It's not like they went out of their way to stop the players from doing it.
  4. Stop cherry picking the roiders. The Hall of Fame is supposed to tell the story of baseball. You can't tell it without Bonds & Clemens Bonds had a freakin .609 OBP in 2004. .609!
  5. Don't like Zimmerman. He's trending down and we know what he is now. I think you should be shooting for the guys with higher upside. That's why I think Weaver is a lock for keeper. Gio is okay in this format and you could flip him for a marginal piece mid season.
  6. starting round 37 now (pick 555) Here's how my team looks so far. Everyone has holes, mine will obviously be closer and probably SP depth if some of these guys don't get a call early. C Brian McCann C Sandy Leon 1b Albert Pujols 2b Dustin Pedrioa 3b Josh Donaldson 3b/SS Jonathan Villar MI 2b/3b/ss Jedd Gyroko CI 3b/OF Jose Ramirez OF Justin Upton OF Gregor Polanco OF Hunter Pence OF Domingo Santana OF Nick Markakis UTIL Chris Carter Bench C Kurt Suzuki 2b Chase Utley 3b Luis Valbuena SS Alecis Escobar OF Eddie Rosario OF Blake Swihart OF Ramel Tapia P John Lester P Johnny Cueto P Danny Duffy P JA Happ P Sonny Gray P Francisco Rodriguez P Kyle Barraclough P Brandon Kintzler P Tyler Skaggs Bench P Luke Weaver P Jose De Leon P Nate Karns P Brock Stewart P Mike Lorenzen P Felipe Rivero P Yohander Mendez
  7. Round 16 1 Team Spirit Jharel Cotton - Oak [SP] 2 Dragonborn Drew Smyly - Sea [SP] 3 Team Macey Taijuan Walker - Ari [SP] 4 CARDINALS Yoan Moncada - ChW [3B] 5 Bullet Trean Hector Neris - Phi [MR] 6 Fighter Hayabusa Domingo Santana - Mil [RF] 7 They're Good Do... Yasiel Puig - LAD [RF] 8 JAGUAR Josh Bell - Pit [RF] 9 Team Borges Eric Thames - Mil [LF] 10 Exspin Devon Travis - Tor [2B] 11 Sweaty Pantaloons Carlos Beltran - Hou [RF] 12 Team Myers Blake Snell - TB [SP] 13 Team Kinney Hunter Renfroe - SD [RF] 14 Team DelRicci Jung Ho Kang - Pit [3B] 15 Team LeValley Cameron Rupp - Phi [C] Round 17 Team LeValley Yangervis Solarte - SD [3B] 2 Team DelRicci Brandon Maurer - SD [MR] 3 Team Kinney Leonys Martin - Sea [CF] 4 Team Myers Jacoby Ellsbury - NYY [CF] 5 Sweaty Pantaloons Joe Ross - Was [SP] 6 Exspin Mitch Haniger - Sea [LF] 7 Team Borges Garrett Richards - LAA [SP] 8 JAGUAR Corey Dickerson - TB [LF] 9 They're Good Do... Brandon Crawford - SF [SS] 10 Fighter Hayabusa Jedd Gyorko - StL [2B] 11 Bullet Trean Starlin Castro - NYY [2B] 12 CARDINALS Mike Napoli - Cle [1B] 13 Team Macey Manuel Margot - SD [CF] 14 Dragonborn Cesar Hernandez - Phi [2B] 15 Team Spirit Matt Shoemaker - LAA [SP] Round 18 1 Team Spirit Logan Forsythe - TB [2B] 2 Dragonborn Orlando Arcia - Mil [SS] 3 Team Macey Ian Kennedy - KC [SP] 4 CARDINALS Tyler Glasnow - Pit [SP] 5 Bullet Trean Victor Martinez - Det [DH] 6 Fighter Hayabusa Chris Carter - Mil [1B] 7 They're Good Do... Jason Heyward - ChC [RF] 8 JAGUAR Wilson Ramos - TB [C] 9 Team Borges Josh Harrison - Pit [2B] 10 Exspin Austin Hedges - SD [C] 11 Sweaty Pantaloons Eugenio Suarez - Cin [3B] 12 Team Myers James McCann - Det [C] 13 Team Kinney Derek Norris - Was [C] 14 Team DelRicci Mike Zunino - Sea [C] 15 Team LeValley Didi Gregorius - NYY [SS] 1 Team LeValley Daniel Norris - Det [SP] 2 Team DelRicci Ivan Nova - Pit [SP] 3 Team Kinney Marco Estrada - Tor [SP] 4 Team Myers Eduardo Rodriguez - Bos [SP] 5 Sweaty Pantaloons Gio Gonzalez - Was [SP] 6 Exspin Mike Montgomery - ChC [MR] 7 Team Borges Travis d'Arnaud - NYM [C] 8 JAGUAR Addison Reed - NYM [MR] 9 They're Good Do... Cameron Maybin - LAA [CF] 10 Fighter Hayabusa Luke Weaver - StL [SP] 11 Bullet Trean Melky Cabrera - ChW [LF] 12 CARDINALS Travis Jankowski - SD [CF] 13 Team Macey Matt Holliday - NYY [LF] 14 Dragonborn David Peralta - Ari [RF] 15 Team Spirit Sean Rodriguez - Atl [2B] Round 20 1 Team Spirit Jason Hammel - ChC [SP] 2 Dragonborn Francisco Cervelli - Pit [C] 3 Team Macey Matt Andriese - TB [SP] 4 CARDINALS Corey Knebel - Mil [MR] 5 Bullet Trean Kevin Pillar - Tor [CF] 6 Fighter Hayabusa Sandy Leon - Bos [C] 7 They're Good Do... Jorge Soler - KC [LF] 8 JAGUAR Joe Musgrove - Hou [MR] 9 Team Borges Josh Reddick - Hou [RF] 10 Exspin Junior Guerra - Mil [SP] 11 Sweaty Pantaloons Lance Lynn - StL [SP] 12 Team Myers Fernando Rodney - Ari [MR] 13 Team Kinney Drew Pomeranz - Bos [SP] 14 Team DelRicci Lucas Duda - NYM [1B] 15 Team LeValley Michael Conforto - NYM [LF]
  8. Pedroia & Happ were taken about as late as any draft so far out of 20. Gray comes with some questions, but most of the pitchers in these rounds do.
  9. Round 11 1 Team LeValley Yasmany Tomas - Ari [LF] 2 Team DelRicci Jonathan Schoop - Bal [2B] 3 Team Kinney Tony Watson - Pit [MR] 4 Team Myers A.J. Ramos - Mia [MR] 5 Sweaty Pantaloons Sam Dyson - Tex [MR] 6 Exspin Jose Peraza - Cin [2B] 7 Team Borges Marcus Stroman - Tor [SP] 8 JAGUAR Adam Duvall - Cin [LF] 9 They're Good Do... Dexter Fowler - StL [CF] 10 Fighter Hayabusa Dustin Pedroia - Bos [2B] 11 Bullet Trean Steven Matz - NYM [SP] 12 CARDINALS Jackie Bradley Jr. - Bos [CF] 13 Team Macey Ben Zobrist - ChC [2B] 14 Dragonborn Vince Velasquez - Phi [SP] 15 Team Spirit John Lackey - ChC [SP] Round 12 1 Team Spirit Marcell Ozuna - Mia [CF] 2 Dragonborn Brandon Belt - SF [1B] 3 Team Macey Tim Anderson - ChW [SS] 4 CARDINALS Brad Miller - TB [SS] 5 Bullet Trean Sean Manaea - Oak [SP] 6 Fighter Hayabusa Brian McCann - Hou [C] 7 They're Good Do... Jon Gray - Col [SP] 8 JAGUAR Kole Calhoun - LAA [RF] 9 Team Borges Lance McCullers - Hou [SP] 10 Exspin James Paxton - Sea [SP] 11 Sweaty Pantaloons Matt Moore - SF [SP] 12 Team Myers Troy Tulowitzki - Tor [SS] 13 Team Kinney Dansby Swanson - Atl [SS] 14 Team DelRicci Marcus Semien - Oak [SS] 15 Team LeValley Carlos Rodon - ChW [SP] Round 13 1 Team LeValley Raisel Iglesias - Cin [SP] 2 Team DelRicci Jerad Eickhoff - Phi [SP] 3 Team Kinney Kendrys Morales - Tor [DH] 4 Team Myers Yadier Molina - StL [C] 5 Sweaty Pantaloons Robbie Ray - Ari [SP] 6 Exspin Keon Broxton - Mil [CF] 7 Team Borges Kevin Kiermaier - TB [CF] 8 JAGUAR Nomar Mazara - Tex [RF] 9 They're Good Do... Cam Bedrosian - LAA [MR] 10 Fighter Hayabusa J.A. Happ - Tor [SP] 11 Bullet Trean Tanner Roark - Was [SP] 12 CARDINALS Ryon Healy - Oak [3B] 13 Team Macey Adrian Gonzalez - LAD [1B] 14 Dragonborn Rajai Davis - Oak [CF] 15 Team Spirit Aledmys Diaz - StL [SS] Round 14 1 Team Spirit Dellin Betances - NYY [MR] 2 Dragonborn Neil Walker - NYM [2B] 3 Team Macey Welington Castillo - Bal [C] 4 CARDINALS Jim Johnson - Atl [MR] 5 Bullet Trean Tom Murphy - Col [C] 6 Fighter Hayabusa Sonny Gray - Oak [SP] 7 They're Good Do... Matt Wieters - Bal [C] 8 JAGUAR Nick Castellanos - Det [3B] 9 Team Borges Stephen Vogt - Oak [C] 10 Exspin Greg Bird - NYY [1B] 11 Sweaty Pantaloons Joc Pederson - LAD [CF] 12 Team Myers Jay Bruce - NYM [RF] 13 Team Kinney Jeff Samardzija - SF [SP] 14 Team DelRicci Michael Brantley - Cle [LF] 15 Team LeValley Max Kepler - Min [RF] Round 15 1 Team LeValley C.J. Cron - LAA [1B] 2 Team DelRicci Ryan Madson - Oak [MR] 3 Team Kinney Adam Wainwright - StL [SP] 4 Team Myers Yuli Gurriel - Hou [3B] 5 Sweaty Pantaloons Ender Inciarte - Atl [CF] 6 Exspin Dylan Bundy - Bal [SP] 7 Team Borges Aaron Nola - Phi [SP] 8 JAGUAR Shawn Kelley - Was [MR] 9 They're Good Do... Michael Pineda - NYY [SP] 10 Fighter Hayabusa Hunter Pence - SF [RF] 11 Bullet Trean Mike Moustakas - KC [3B] 12 CARDINALS Anthony DeSclafani - Cin [SP] 13 Team Macey Randal Grichuk - StL [CF] 14 Dragonborn Tommy Joseph - Phi [1B] 15 Team Spirit Brandon Drury - Ari [LF]
  10. Just let the roiders in. The whole thing is silly.
  11. Zimmer would be cut... add two other upside pitchers. I don't know if anyone on this list is capable of becoming an ace. Maybe Gausman or Snell. You can win with several tier 2 & 3 pitchers though. Just try for gradual improvement. Be patient. Sell your RP's as often as you can. They are the easiest to replace. You have a long way to go, but I've seen much worse.
  12. Do you have a prospect roster?
  13. It's 5x5. You're right, if you fall behind in pitcher cats it is really tough to catch up. Ramirez & Upton went about where their ADP is. Upton probably did better than you think. His 1st half was atrocious, but he went off in the 2nd half. Upton could post 35-40hr if everything comes together...then again, he could also post a stinker. Kinda looking for those high upside guys. SB falls off this season and it falls off fast. Unless you want to deal with someone like Dyson will give you little else besides SB. That's one reason I took Ramirez. Could 25 bases with a little pop and hits for a little average. I kinda wish I took Harper over Donaldson, but so far I'm liking this team a lot, especially if I can hit on another closer. Which means I'll finish 13th.
  14. I'm throwing Ross, Sanchez, & Zimmerman back into the muck. Then if you want to cut further, one of Gio, Wheeler, or Richards. Probably Wheeler.
  15. He's this years Correa. Ole Jim Bowden is on Sirius touting him as a top 5 pick (which is ridiculous). His ADP now is 11.55 and Harpers is 10.20. Speed is tough to come by...maybe that's why? I think i want to draft either in the first 8 picks or at the very end. The 10th pick sucks. Just too many ways you can go. The KDS never goes my way