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    Remade for Hulky.

    http://games.espn.go.com/flb/leagueo...&seasonId=2016

    Singles (1B) 0.5
    Doubles (2B) 1
    Triples (3B) 2
    Home Runs (HR) 3
    Walks (BB) 0.5
    Runs Scored (R) 1
    Runs Batted In (RBI) 1
    Stolen Bases (SB) 0.6
    Strikeouts (K) -0.3
    Intentional Walks (IBB) 0.2
    Hit by Pitch (HBP) 0.2
    Sacrifices (SAC) 0.2
    Caught Stealing (CS) -0.4
    Errors (E) -0.1

    Top 10 Batters :

    Trout (427.4)
    Bautista (421.3)
    Goldschmidt (418)
    Donaldson (416.7)
    Harper (410.2)
    Arenado (401.4)
    Encarnacion (397)
    Stanton (395.1)
    McCutchen (389)
    Rizzo (386)



    Innings Pitched (IP) 0.9
    Earned Runs (ER) -1
    Wins (W) 2
    Losses (L) -2
    Saves (SV) 4
    Blown Saves (BS) -1
    Strikeouts (K) 1
    Hits Allowed (H) -0.3
    Walks Issued (BB) -0.3
    Shutouts (SO) 1.25
    Hit Batsmen (HB) -0.3
    Holds (HD) 1
    Complete Games (CG) 1.25
    Quality Starts (QS) 2
    No Hitters (NH) 2.5
    Perfect Games (PG) 5

    Top Ten Pitchers :

    Kershaw (463.1)
    Scherzer (413)
    Sale (379.9)
    Arrieta (363.6)
    Bumgarner (361.1)
    Price (352.4)
    Kluber (345.6)
    Carrasco (344)
    Harvey (337.9)
    Archer (335.7)

    RP

    Jansen (301.2)
    Kimbrel (283.3)
    Rosenthal (281.7)
    Allen (270.5)
    Davis (269.5)

    Now that we've gotten this out of the way. The reason I made this scoring is mostly because of the depth of our league. Batting will reward you, but at the same time, it won't win you the league. Sure having a few premium bats will be substantially better than loading up on pitching, but in hindsight, taking injuries to pitching won't completely tank your season like it did in previous years. The first 50 batters goes from a high of 427.4 to 311.2. As for pitching 463.1 - 244.4. I made it like this so in a 10+ man league, having a premier arm will be helpful, but your team wouldn't sink or swim based on it. This also puts a slight more emphasis on RPs as well. As the top 5 if combined with the SP would all fit within the top 50 pitching

    I'm trying my best to make sure each positions elite players are valued as they should be, elite and worthy of rostering at any point in the draft. But in hindsight make sure the rest of the league is not punished in the process. As the top 50 players in our league would end up averaging out to about 30 bats, and 10-12 pitchers. And as a 9:5 ratio of drafting, would warrant the importance on bats in a super deep league such as this.

    NOW. For the H2H scoring. We're simply going to need to grit our teeth with having large scores. But in all honesty...who cares, we're playing baseball and having fun. Now, should we start running into problems during the year, we'll need to experiment. Obviously, nothing is perfect nor is it ever going to be. But I'll do the best I can.


    Random Draft Order :

    ima
    Dino
    Blex
    Gryph
    thunder
    Hulky
    Veil
    Joe
    Sano
    Nightmarez
    Gypsy
    Spencer
    Philly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanokakun View Post
    draft analysis please
    Quote Originally Posted by gryph89 View Post
    yall fucked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmarez View Post
    Not skerred.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    Was busy bitching about last night and watching UVA collapse. Wonder how screwed I am, I'll check tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmarez View Post
    You know no pitchers fell... no point in checking lol.

    Good news is the wire has some good options IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan View Post


    Draft Balance Grade
    01. Dinosaur: 16.4
    02. Phillysoul: 16.8
    03. Hulky: 17.4
    04. Thunder: 18.8
    05. Spencer: 19.7
    06. Nightmarez: 20.3
    07. Veilmenacex: 20.7
    08. Blexican: 21
    09. Sanosuke: 21.1
    10. Imalive: 22.2
    11. Gryph: 22.8
    12. Mistretta: 27.7
    13. Gypsy: 30.4

    Power Rankings
    01. Spencer: 198.62
    02. Dinosaur: 198.13
    03. Phillysoul: 196.72
    04. Hulky: 196.09
    05. Thunder: 195.75
    06. Gryph: 194.06
    07. Nightmarez: 193.12
    08. Sanosuke: 192.45
    09. Blexican: 190.31
    10. Veilmenacex: 188.29
    11. Mistretta: 182.54
    12. Imalive: 170.16
    13. Gypsy: 156.14


    Really Sanosuke could move Freddie Freeman (his third first baseman) to upgrade somewhere else to up his grade. Veil actually makes a bit of sense for a potential trade for one of Sano's 1Bs. Obviously Gypsy and Imalive can/will boost themselves by simply adding SPs. Same goes for Gryph, Gypsy and Veil with an additional RP if they feel they can get one and it's worth it.

    The punisher grade is for blank spots with a 64 grade times the number of missing spots, since a lower average is a better score here and I think 3 RPs is optimal based off past years (like the ability to gain the most points possible RP P P slots when you run out of starters, or have none for the day). Looking back the punisher grade should be like 40 on the RP missing spots, which would recalculate to:

    Draft Balance Revised Grade
    01. Dinosaur: 16.4
    02. Phillysoul: 16.8
    03. Hulky: 17.4
    04. Thunder: 18.8
    05. Veilmenacex: 19.2
    06. Spencer: 19.7
    07. Nightmarez: 20.3
    08. Blexican: 21
    09. Sanosuke: 21.1
    10. Gryph: 21.4
    11. Imalive: 22.2
    12. Mistretta: 26.2
    13. Gypsy: 30.4

    Not going to lie the ESPN projections seem wicked high in the projected points compared to last year, but maybe that's our new scoring system?
    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan View Post
    01. Spencer:
    C: Wellington Castillo
    1B: Pedro Alvarez

    2B: Robinson Cano

    3B: Adrian Beltre
    
SS: Corey Seager
    
OF: Jose Bautista

    OF: Corey Dickerson
    
OF: Curtis Granderson
    
UTIL: Miguel Sano

    SP: Chris Sale / Tyson Ross / Drew Smyly / Tajuan Walker / Wei-Yin Chen
    
RP: Aroldis Chapman / Will Smith / Joaquin Benoit

    02. Dinosaur:
    C: Salvador Perez
    
1B: Brandon Belt

    2B: Josh Harrison

    3B: David Wright
    SS: Troy Tulowitzki
    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: Nelson Cruz
    
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury
    
UTIL: Hanley Ramirez

    SP: Madison Bumgarner / Matt Harvey / Jon Lester / Cole Hamels / Michael Pineda

    RP: Cody Allen / Sean Doolittle / Andrew Bailey

    03. Phillysoul:
    C: Jonathan Lucroy

    1B: Edwin Encarnacion

    2B: Ian Kinsler

    3B: Matt Carpenter
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Lorenzo Cain
    
OF: Shin-Soo Choo

    OF: Melky Cabrera

    UTIL: Carlos Santana

    SP: Max Scherzer / Corey Kluber / Danny Salazar / Steven Martz / James Shield
    
RP: Jake McGee / Drew Storen / Roberto Osuna

    04. Hulky:
    C: Miguel Montero

    1B: Joey Votto

    2B: Neil Walker
    
3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Brandon Crawford
    OF: George Springer
    
OF: Adam Jones

    OF: Hunter Pence

    UTIL: Alex Rodriguez

    SP: Zach Grienke / Francisco Liriano / Mike Leake / Julio Teheran / Lance McCullers

    RP: Kenley Jansen / Trevor Rosenthal / Jeurys Familia

    05. Thunder:
    C: Matt Wieters

    1B: Lucas Duda

    2B: Dustin Pedroia
    
3B: Josh Donaldson
    SS: Jose Reyes
    OF: AJ Pollack

    OF: Starling Marte
    
OF: Matt Holliday
    
UTIL: Joey Gallo

    SP: Dallas Kuechel / Felix Hernandez / Johnny Cueto / Mashiro Tanaka / Yu Darvish

    RP: David Robertson / Shawn Tolleson / Jonathan Papelbon

    06. Gryph:
    C: Travis d’Arnaud
    
1B: Eric Hosmer 

    2B: Anthony Rendon

    3B: Kris Bryant
    SS: Starlin Castro
    OF: JD Martinez

    OF: Billy Hamilton
    
OF: Jorge Soler

    UTIL: Maikel Franco

    SP: Clayton Kershaw / Carlos Carrasco / Raisel Iglesias / Jose Quintana / Patrick Corbin

    RP: Craig Kimbrel / Ken Giles / Jason Grilli

    07. Nightmarez:
    C: Wilson Ramos

    1B: Anthony Rizzo

    2B: Ben Zobrist
    
3B: Nolan Arenado
    SS: Addison Russell
    OF: Justin Upton

    OF: Jason Heyward
    
OF: Yasiel Puig

    UTIL: David Ortiz

    SP: Chris Archer / Garrett Richards / Justin Verlander / Jake Odorizzi / Carlos Rondon

    RP: Hector Rondon / Alex Colome / Jeremy Jeffress

    08. Sanosuke:
    C: JT Realmuto

    1B: Jose Abreu
    
2B: Daniel Murphy

    3B: Justin Turner
    SS: Elvis Andrus
    OF: Andrew McCutchen
    
OF: Michael Brantley

    OF: Matt Kemp
    
UTIL: Adrian Gonzalez

    SP: Garrett Cole / Sonny Gray / John Lackey / Alex Wood / Hisashi Iwakuma

    RP: Zach Britton / Steve Cishek / Joakim Soria

    09. Blexican:
    C: Devin Mesoraco

    1B: Paul Goldschmidt

    2B: Jason Kipnis

    3B: Todd Frazier
    SS: Edwardo Escobar
    OF: Christian Yelich

    OF: Jay Bruce

    OF: Mark Trumbo

    UTIL: Miguel Cabrera

    SP: Stephen Strasburg / Noah Syndergaard / Carlos Martinez / Marcus Stroman / Jordan Zimmerman

    RP: Dellin Betances / Glen Perkins / Kevin Jepsen

    10. Veilmenacex:
    C: Stephen Vogt

    1B: Mark Texeira
    
2B: Rougned Odor
    
3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Xander Bogaerts
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton
    
OF: David Peralta
    
OF: Kole Calhoun
    
UTIL: Josh Reddick
    
SP: David Price / Jacob deGrom / Jose Fernandez / Jamie Garcia / Edinson Volquez

    RP: Mark Melancon / Santiago Casilla

    11. Mistretta:
    C: Kyle Schwarber
    
1B: Byung Ho Park
    
2B: Jose Altuve
    
3B: Brett Lawrie
    SS: Ketel Marte
    OF: Mookie Betts

    OF: Charlie Blackmon

    OF: Brett Gardner

    UTIL: Brian McCann

    SP: Adam Wainwright / Michael Wacha / Shelby Miller / Kyle Hendricks / Kenta Maeda
    
RP: Huston Street / Andrew Miller / Brad Boxberger

    12. Imalive:
    C: Russell Martin

    1B: Chris Davis
    
2B: DJ LaMahieu

    3B: Kyle Seager
    SS: Ian Desmond
    OF: Mike Trout

    OF: Yoenis Cespedes
    
OF: Adam Eaton

    UTIL: Prince Fielder

    SP: Jake Arrieta / Jeff Samardzja

    RP: Wade Davis / AJ Ramos / Ryan Madson

    13. Gypsy:
    C: Buster Posey
    
1B: Albert Puhols

    2B: Brian Dozier

    3B: Matt Duffy
    SS: Carlos Correa
    OF: Carlos Gomez

    OF: Carlos Gonzalez

    OF: Ryan Braun

    UTIL: Dee Gordon
    
SP: Scott Kazmir / Kevin Gausman

    RP: Francisco Rodriguez / Brad Ziegler
    Quote Originally Posted by gryph89 View Post
    It is. Though fwiw, ESPN projections as a whole are decent, but many of them are just downright dumb, three quarters of my team is considering mid tier according to espn, but on other sites like Fangraphs, beyondtheboxscore, and crashburnalley would all value other teams like mine as slightly above average. Nightmarez, Blex, Gypsy (minus his pitching) and Myself would all be valued higher if we used those rankings.

    Cockraft (or w/e the fuck his name is) is usually pretty good in his rankings, but he'll tend to get semi lazy ~110+ case in point, Trevor Plouffe and Gerardo Paara being in the 200's / 47th ranked OF. Who'll probably end up as at the very least top 15 OF this year. Same goes for Nick Hundley and Raisel Iglesies (Who i think will be a top 5 NL catcher and Raiel will finih top 5 in NL Cy Young). Blex and Nightmarez both have mega high value that got overlooked in ESPN Verlander, Upton, and Colome who were mid-tier 100+ (Even in the high 30's-60's I forgot where Upton was, Fangraphs at one point had him as a top 5 OFer, btbs has him as 3)
    Blex has Escobar, Stras, Stro, and Yelich all prime candidates for rebounds / further improvements and he got value in all of the picks because of ESPN Ranks. Go on Fangraphs and follow Eno Sarris. He's about as close as you can get to perfect rankings. And unlike Tristrain, Eno will give you about 5 paragraphs on why they are there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Greendaybum5 View Post
    1) awesome job hulky

    2) Gryph I think the rankings are off because we have unique scoring. They're generally ranking based off standard leagues. Leagues like this don't reward guys like Altuve and Dee Gordon, who are probably 8th round value based on projections for this league's settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanokakun View Post
    draft analysis please
    Quote Originally Posted by gryph89 View Post
    yall fucked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmarez View Post
    Not skerred.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    Was busy bitching about last night and watching UVA collapse. Wonder how screwed I am, I'll check tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmarez View Post
    You know no pitchers fell... no point in checking lol.

    Good news is the wire has some good options IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan View Post


    Draft Balance Grade
    01. Dinosaur: 16.4
    02. Phillysoul: 16.8
    03. Hulky: 17.4
    04. Thunder: 18.8
    05. Spencer: 19.7
    06. Nightmarez: 20.3
    07. Veilmenacex: 20.7
    08. Blexican: 21
    09. Sanosuke: 21.1
    10. Imalive: 22.2
    11. Gryph: 22.8
    12. Mistretta: 27.7
    13. Gypsy: 30.4

    Power Rankings
    01. Spencer: 198.62
    02. Dinosaur: 198.13
    03. Phillysoul: 196.72
    04. Hulky: 196.09
    05. Thunder: 195.75
    06. Gryph: 194.06
    07. Nightmarez: 193.12
    08. Sanosuke: 192.45
    09. Blexican: 190.31
    10. Veilmenacex: 188.29
    11. Mistretta: 182.54
    12. Imalive: 170.16
    13. Gypsy: 156.14


    Really Sanosuke could move Freddie Freeman (his third first baseman) to upgrade somewhere else to up his grade. Veil actually makes a bit of sense for a potential trade for one of Sano's 1Bs. Obviously Gypsy and Imalive can/will boost themselves by simply adding SPs. Same goes for Gryph, Gypsy and Veil with an additional RP if they feel they can get one and it's worth it.

    The punisher grade is for blank spots with a 64 grade times the number of missing spots, since a lower average is a better score here and I think 3 RPs is optimal based off past years (like the ability to gain the most points possible RP P P slots when you run out of starters, or have none for the day). Looking back the punisher grade should be like 40 on the RP missing spots, which would recalculate to:

    Draft Balance Revised Grade
    01. Dinosaur: 16.4
    02. Phillysoul: 16.8
    03. Hulky: 17.4
    04. Thunder: 18.8
    05. Veilmenacex: 19.2
    06. Spencer: 19.7
    07. Nightmarez: 20.3
    08. Blexican: 21
    09. Sanosuke: 21.1
    10. Gryph: 21.4
    11. Imalive: 22.2
    12. Mistretta: 26.2
    13. Gypsy: 30.4

    Not going to lie the ESPN projections seem wicked high in the projected points compared to last year, but maybe that's our new scoring system?
    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan View Post
    01. Spencer:
    C: Wellington Castillo
    1B: Pedro Alvarez

    2B: Robinson Cano

    3B: Adrian Beltre
    
SS: Corey Seager
    
OF: Jose Bautista

    OF: Corey Dickerson
    
OF: Curtis Granderson
    
UTIL: Miguel Sano

    SP: Chris Sale / Tyson Ross / Drew Smyly / Tajuan Walker / Wei-Yin Chen
    
RP: Aroldis Chapman / Will Smith / Joaquin Benoit

    02. Dinosaur:
    C: Salvador Perez
    
1B: Brandon Belt

    2B: Josh Harrison

    3B: David Wright
    SS: Troy Tulowitzki
    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: Nelson Cruz
    
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury
    
UTIL: Hanley Ramirez

    SP: Madison Bumgarner / Matt Harvey / Jon Lester / Cole Hamels / Michael Pineda

    RP: Cody Allen / Sean Doolittle / Andrew Bailey

    03. Phillysoul:
    C: Jonathan Lucroy

    1B: Edwin Encarnacion

    2B: Ian Kinsler

    3B: Matt Carpenter
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Lorenzo Cain
    
OF: Shin-Soo Choo

    OF: Melky Cabrera

    UTIL: Carlos Santana

    SP: Max Scherzer / Corey Kluber / Danny Salazar / Steven Martz / James Shield
    
RP: Jake McGee / Drew Storen / Roberto Osuna

    04. Hulky:
    C: Miguel Montero

    1B: Joey Votto

    2B: Neil Walker
    
3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Brandon Crawford
    OF: George Springer
    
OF: Adam Jones

    OF: Hunter Pence

    UTIL: Alex Rodriguez

    SP: Zach Grienke / Francisco Liriano / Mike Leake / Julio Teheran / Lance McCullers

    RP: Kenley Jansen / Trevor Rosenthal / Jeurys Familia

    05. Thunder:
    C: Matt Wieters

    1B: Lucas Duda

    2B: Dustin Pedroia
    
3B: Josh Donaldson
    SS: Jose Reyes
    OF: AJ Pollack

    OF: Starling Marte
    
OF: Matt Holliday
    
UTIL: Joey Gallo

    SP: Dallas Kuechel / Felix Hernandez / Johnny Cueto / Mashiro Tanaka / Yu Darvish

    RP: David Robertson / Shawn Tolleson / Jonathan Papelbon

    06. Gryph:
    C: Travis d’Arnaud
    
1B: Eric Hosmer 

    2B: Anthony Rendon

    3B: Kris Bryant
    SS: Starlin Castro
    OF: JD Martinez

    OF: Billy Hamilton
    
OF: Jorge Soler

    UTIL: Maikel Franco

    SP: Clayton Kershaw / Carlos Carrasco / Raisel Iglesias / Jose Quintana / Patrick Corbin

    RP: Craig Kimbrel / Ken Giles / Jason Grilli

    07. Nightmarez:
    C: Wilson Ramos

    1B: Anthony Rizzo

    2B: Ben Zobrist
    
3B: Nolan Arenado
    SS: Addison Russell
    OF: Justin Upton

    OF: Jason Heyward
    
OF: Yasiel Puig

    UTIL: David Ortiz

    SP: Chris Archer / Garrett Richards / Justin Verlander / Jake Odorizzi / Carlos Rondon

    RP: Hector Rondon / Alex Colome / Jeremy Jeffress

    08. Sanosuke:
    C: JT Realmuto

    1B: Jose Abreu
    
2B: Daniel Murphy

    3B: Justin Turner
    SS: Elvis Andrus
    OF: Andrew McCutchen
    
OF: Michael Brantley

    OF: Matt Kemp
    
UTIL: Adrian Gonzalez

    SP: Garrett Cole / Sonny Gray / John Lackey / Alex Wood / Hisashi Iwakuma

    RP: Zach Britton / Steve Cishek / Joakim Soria

    09. Blexican:
    C: Devin Mesoraco

    1B: Paul Goldschmidt

    2B: Jason Kipnis

    3B: Todd Frazier
    SS: Edwardo Escobar
    OF: Christian Yelich

    OF: Jay Bruce

    OF: Mark Trumbo

    UTIL: Miguel Cabrera

    SP: Stephen Strasburg / Noah Syndergaard / Carlos Martinez / Marcus Stroman / Jordan Zimmerman

    RP: Dellin Betances / Glen Perkins / Kevin Jepsen

    10. Veilmenacex:
    C: Stephen Vogt

    1B: Mark Texeira
    
2B: Rougned Odor
    
3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Xander Bogaerts
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton
    
OF: David Peralta
    
OF: Kole Calhoun
    
UTIL: Josh Reddick
    
SP: David Price / Jacob deGrom / Jose Fernandez / Jamie Garcia / Edinson Volquez

    RP: Mark Melancon / Santiago Casilla

    11. Mistretta:
    C: Kyle Schwarber
    
1B: Byung Ho Park
    
2B: Jose Altuve
    
3B: Brett Lawrie
    SS: Ketel Marte
    OF: Mookie Betts

    OF: Charlie Blackmon

    OF: Brett Gardner

    UTIL: Brian McCann

    SP: Adam Wainwright / Michael Wacha / Shelby Miller / Kyle Hendricks / Kenta Maeda
    
RP: Huston Street / Andrew Miller / Brad Boxberger

    12. Imalive:
    C: Russell Martin

    1B: Chris Davis
    
2B: DJ LaMahieu

    3B: Kyle Seager
    SS: Ian Desmond
    OF: Mike Trout

    OF: Yoenis Cespedes
    
OF: Adam Eaton

    UTIL: Prince Fielder

    SP: Jake Arrieta / Jeff Samardzja

    RP: Wade Davis / AJ Ramos / Ryan Madson

    13. Gypsy:
    C: Buster Posey
    
1B: Albert Puhols

    2B: Brian Dozier

    3B: Matt Duffy
    SS: Carlos Correa
    OF: Carlos Gomez

    OF: Carlos Gonzalez

    OF: Ryan Braun

    UTIL: Dee Gordon
    
SP: Scott Kazmir / Kevin Gausman

    RP: Francisco Rodriguez / Brad Ziegler
    Quote Originally Posted by gryph89 View Post
    It is. Though fwiw, ESPN projections as a whole are decent, but many of them are just downright dumb, three quarters of my team is considering mid tier according to espn, but on other sites like Fangraphs, beyondtheboxscore, and crashburnalley would all value other teams like mine as slightly above average. Nightmarez, Blex, Gypsy (minus his pitching) and Myself would all be valued higher if we used those rankings.

    Cockraft (or w/e the fuck his name is) is usually pretty good in his rankings, but he'll tend to get semi lazy ~110+ case in point, Trevor Plouffe and Gerardo Paara being in the 200's / 47th ranked OF. Who'll probably end up as at the very least top 15 OF this year. Same goes for Nick Hundley and Raisel Iglesies (Who i think will be a top 5 NL catcher and Raiel will finih top 5 in NL Cy Young). Blex and Nightmarez both have mega high value that got overlooked in ESPN Verlander, Upton, and Colome who were mid-tier 100+ (Even in the high 30's-60's I forgot where Upton was, Fangraphs at one point had him as a top 5 OFer, btbs has him as 3)
    Blex has Escobar, Stras, Stro, and Yelich all prime candidates for rebounds / further improvements and he got value in all of the picks because of ESPN Ranks. Go on Fangraphs and follow Eno Sarris. He's about as close as you can get to perfect rankings. And unlike Tristrain, Eno will give you about 5 paragraphs on why they are there.

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    Spencer's draft analysis is too long (past the max characters)

    Quote Originally Posted by spencer 555 View Post
    Round 1

    Best Value: Jose Bautista. In this format, Bautista is a friggin beast. In this league, it would appear power bats who get on base a lot and minimize strikeouts are favored.. sound familiar? Yes Jose Bautista is the king of walking-not striking out and bat flipping. Bias be damned I was very happy to take bautista at 12

    Worst Value: Non existent. I think everyone made good picks in this round. If I was forced to choose, I feel altuve probably should have gone in the second round, but as hard as it may be to believe, I think altuve is capable of even more then what he's shown the last 2 years.

    Shout out: Carlos Correa. I had Correa ranked 6th in my pre draft rankings and he got picked 11th. He's very easily going to be the best SS in the league and SS is a complete joke beyond the first 5 or 6 players at the position. His counting stats might regress, but they might not. Im on the hype train, but there is some uncertainty here (sophomore slump) or I would have ranked him as the best value.

    Round 2

    Best Value: Miguel Cabrera much like bautista, I believe miggy has hidden value and we all know his upside. If he can even get back to hitting 30 bombs a year and staying healthy this will be a huge steal. So far miggy looks healthy in spring and we havent seen healthy miggy since 2014.

    Worst Value: Dee Gordon. Much like altuve, I believe he probably should have been drafted later. I love Dee in roto leagues, but in this specific league I think his value is a bit hurt. Also, I don't think Dee is anywhere near altuve in terms of actual hitting skill so some regression may be in order. His speed is super legit, but his high avg is babip fueled and could come down. I think we saw the best Dee could be last year and he was the #5 second basemen in this league.

    Shout out: Betts. I'm an absolutely HUGE fan of betts and believe he will eventually be a 300/400/500 guy with 30/30 potential. If that happens this year he's easily a first round draft pick, but the question is will it happen? I'm not sure. I just reaaaaaaallly like betts and have since he was in the minors.

    Round 3

    Best Value: Jake Arrieta. He was the #1 pitcher in fantasy baseball last year and he showed improvements in the second half of last year. How are we drafting madbum and david price above this guy (not saying it's a bad idea, just think arrieta is better). I don't think he's on the same level as kershaw, but I'd rank arrieta as the safest #2 pitcher in the league. Safer then sale and scherzer with less k potential.

    Worst Value: Starling Marte. Thunder already hit the nail on the head. Marte strikes out a lot and doesn't walk much. In this league his production is hurt pretty bigtime. 1 thing going for him is he is still young with some power potential (I believe) and he is very consistent. I expect 20/20 with a 290 avg.

    Shout out: Jacob DeGrom. This guy got picked after Matt Harvey, but I think he's going to be better then Harvey. The true ace of the mets is DeGrom.

    Round 4

    Best Value: Yoenis Cespedes. Surprised? I am too. Cespedes has always been a scary guy for me to pick because he is very slump prone and honestly I don't think he's ever going to fully tap into his potential as a hitter. To me Cespedes gets by purely on raw talent and has low baseball IQ. That being said, Cespedes was the #5 OFer last year in this league in front of guys like Pollock, JD Martinez and even Mccutchen. He doesn't strike out much and has he's built like a brick shit house. He may not be quite as good as he was last year, but I wouldnt bet against him.

    Worst Value: Kyle Schwarber. The hype is strong with this one. But I'm not completely sold on him sticking in the majors this year. Marez will probably kill me for this, but the way I see it the cubs have a win now mentality and if schwarber's bat slumps at all he won't have a very long leash in the outfield as a - defender. As good as this guy is and the potential for him is incredibly high, I do think he could use some minor league reps at catcher and his swing has some holes.

    Shout out: Miguel Sano. Ok so Schwarber was picked behind Sano, they're both weak defenders in the outfield, they're both HIGH upside hitters with some risk, but the difference for me is Sano is 100% sticking in the majors because he plays in the AL on a shitty team and I do think Sano has more power potential. If all goes well, Sano could be a BETTER version of Chris Davis THIS season. Im not a pro scout by any means but this guy is an absolute beast. 50+ homers in his future.

    Round 5

    Best Value: Brian Dozier. This guy is consistently underrated and I don't really understand why. He just keeps doin his thing and he will continue to do his thing this year. He ks quite a lot, but his on base skills and power will offset that big time. The #1 2b in this league last year AHEAD of Altuve, Dee Gordon and Cano.

    Worst Value: Craig Kimbrel. For 1 I think this round was a bit early for closers, but if anyone should be picked this high it shoulda been Kenley. Nothin wrong with Kimbrel in terms of skill and he will probably contribute, but I just don't see how you could draft him ahead of Kenley or even a few other closers. Think it's obvious his career is on the downswing.

    Shout out: Noah Syndergaard. At one point my favorite jays prospect behind Travis D'arnaud. Thank god we got Dickey for BOTH of them eh? All kidding aside, I think Syndergaard was the last LIKELY SP1 drafted and he's probably got room to improve. Im not 100% sold he has a higher ceiling then guys drafted ahead of him, and even King Felix probably could be better then him, but Syndergaard is probably the safest bet of all the young high upside players drafted in these first 5 rounds. For some reason his arm seems indestructible. THOR!

    Round 6

    Best Value: Jason Heyward. I think he found himself in STL. He may not ever show the kind of power he had earlier in his career, but I think he will be better this year then he was last year on a better team. The cubs are going to completely dominate the world and Heyward is in the 2 hole in that lineup. I wouldnt be surprised if he scores 110 runs with 70 rbi.

    Worst Value: Brian Mccann. For 1 I think catching this early other then schwarbs and posey might be a bit high. For 2 Russel Martin is better and got drafted in rnd 13. For 3 BOOO YANKEES. For 4 injury history. For 5 Age regression. For 6 holy crap I just really don't like this pick.

    Shout Out: Rougned Odor. Did everyone know this guy is still just 22 years old? He's shown over the last couple seasons his potential to put up huge months, but he remains inconsistent. I unfortunately don't have odor on any of my 6 fantasy teams, but he could be really huge.

    Round 7

    Best Value: Micheal Brantley. Huge steal. This guy may not have 20 homers in him again (I believe he does) but he's rivaled only by Miguel Cabrera in terms of pure hitting skill. Dude barely strikes out, hits in the middle of a decent lineup and knows how to take a walk. The injury is mildly concerning, but Brantley is a beast. Could be the steal of the draft.

    Worst Value: Masahiro Tanaka. Now this guys arm concerns me. He still has ELITE command of his pitches, and that splitter is still going to completely fool hitters, but the scouting reports are in and his fastball is slow and straight. I think Tanaka is homer prone and his arm looks like it's going to fall off any minute. Also boo yankees.

    Shout out: Ryan Braun. Because maybe he's healthy. He wasn't terrible last year or the year before when he was unhealthy and playing through injuries, so I wouldnt be surprised if this turns into a pretty substantial steal. As much as I hate Braun, he's still got good contact skill, plate discipline and decent power.

    Round 8

    Best Value: Zach Britton. The strikeouts aren't quite there, but he has potentially the most dominant 2seamer in the game and he's friggin consistent. I think he was the best closer available at this point and probably better/safer then a few guys picked ahead of him. Not huge on picking closers early, but this isn't exactly early. Good time to get Britton.

    Worst Value: Billy Hamilton. Im sorry but he's not a big league hitter. Im not sure if hamilton will be anything more then a bench bat in the future.

    Shout out: Jeurys Familia. Very close to choosing him over Britton here, but I just prefer britton. Nothing personal .

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    Round 9

    Best Value: Hector Rondon. I honestly don't know much about Rondon, but he showed good skill last year as the closer for the cubs and the cubs expert drafted him so I assume he probably knows Rondon will stick. Rondon may not be as dominant as familia or as reliable as Britton, but he has the k upside and the cubs will provide him with a lot of saves.

    Worst Value: Ellsbury/Gardiner. Wow I really hate yankees players. But honestly, I couldnt decide which pick was worse. They're pretty much the same player. Ellsbury has a bit more potential to score in this league, but his injury history is terrible and Gardiner at least showed he could be productive for half a season last year. I would be very surprised if either of these picks works out well.

    Shout out: Evan Longoria/Maikel Franco. I'm not super high on a Franco breakout, and I'm not super high on a longo bounce back, but Im not sleeping on either. I probably would have gone with longo here, but it's super close.

    Round 10

    Best Value: Christian Yelich. Projections might be a bit low on Yelich, but I believe a big breakout is possible. Yelich is one adjustment away from hitting 20 homers and the marlins moved the fences in at that park.

    Worst Value: Elvis Andrus. If he gets bumped from the top of that rangers lineup his value is going to plummet. Andrus is a pretty stable pick here for a SS, but he's super boring and has 0 upside. Some SS that are undrafted in this league could be as good as Andrus, but I'm not telling you which ones.

    Shout out: Anthony Rendon. Health has always been his issue. This is probably the #1 2b in the league pending health.

    Pause. Late rounds coming soon!

    pick and a sleeper for each round.

    Round 11

    Best Value pick: AJ Ramos. He doesn't really have any competition in the marlins bulpen and has pretty high k potential. This is a tremendous value for a potentially top 5-10 closer and although he may implode due to poor control, he will have a very long leash.

    Sleeper: Jaime Garcia. Always been a sucker for Jaime. I've owned him in a league every year since I started playing fantasy baseball in 2012 because I read a story about how an STL scout said he had the best "Stuff" in the STL rotation. Obviously, Jaime will always come with bigtime injury risk, but the dude could easily be a top 20 pitcher if he somehow stays healthy.

    Round 12

    Best Value pick: Curtis Granderson. Another underrated hitter in this league. He changed his approach last year and I'm buying it. Was once a 40 home run guy with a 230 BA, but he hits way more line drives nowadays and doesn't strike out nearly as much as he used to. He's 35 years old, and produced his highest BA of his career last year, but personally, he's done enough the last 2 years with the mets to convince me he's a safe 20 homer .340 obp guy without a crazy amount of ks hitting in the middle of a decent lineup.

    Sleeper: Justin Verlander. Once the most dominant SP in the league and possibly a #1 draft pick, Verly has been pretty disappointing the last few years. That being said, he showed in the second half last year some very promising adjustments and I think he's figured it out. This could be a low 3 era pitcher with 200 strikeout potential. I almost picked Raisel Iglesias here, but I have more faith in Verly.

    Round 13

    Best Value pick: Russel Martin. I hinted at this earlier when I explained why Brian Mccann was a horrible 6th round pick. Martin produced a career high in homers last year, produced a career high in BA and OBP 2 years ago and when healthy last year, Martin showed he could reproduce what he did (to a lesser degree) in pittsburgh. I obviously got to watch Martin very closely last year and he played through nagging injuries for big stretches of last season. If healthy, I think Martin could easily get back to a 350+obp. The power might come back down a bit, but I've got Martin ranked as the 3rd best catcher in this league, hands down.

    Sleeper: Taijuan Walker. Young high upside pitcher. I personally prefer walker over Matz even though Matz is getting more hype this year. I'll be honest I don't know much about Matz and I've been a sucker for walker the last couple years, but I think he showed legitimate improvements last year and that seems promising enough for me to spend a 13th round pick on his upside. Remember when he was a top 5 prospect two years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencer 555 View Post
    Round 14


    Best Value pick: Carlos Santana. Disappointing player for me the last two years in OBP formats (drafted him as a catcher in 2014 and a 3b in 2015), but this is a guy who could hit 25+ homers with a 350+ obp. This late, even as a 1b he's a steal. With my luck he probably has a big year when I don't have any stock in him.

    Sleeper: Julio Teheran. Young, high upside, noticing a trend? Im not a huge fan of Teheran, but last year Teheran was a trendy SP1 pick for many fans. I believe he can get back to 2014 form and surpass that as many expected him to do in 2015. This is a high risk pick, much like walker, but at least with teheran he has shown he can put it all together for a season. Also, he was picked after walker.. lolwut?

    Round 15

    Best value pick: James Shields. This late, and the only legit concern with him really is that people hit homers off him last year? It's been proven that homers year to year are one of, if not THE most variable pitcher statistics. Sheilds has never been overly homer prone in his career and there should be some positive regression here. Shields was easily the safest pick in this round with possibly the highest upside. I liked a lot of picks in this round.

    Sleeper: Kenta Maeda. Almost everyone in this round made a good pick IMO, but I decided to give it to Maeda because he's fun and I probably was harsh on some of gryphs picks earlier. I scouted Maeda on youtube and he seems like a better version of tanaka with no ++ trick pitches (DAT SPLITTER DOH). I think he profiles as a very solid #3 starter.

    Round 16

    Best Value pick: Lucas Duda. In competition with Brantley for the biggest steal of the draft. I don't know how we let him fall so far. I probably should have drafted him myself, but I stuck too closely to my draft strategy and blundered on the will smith pick lol.

    Sleeper: Joe Panik. This guy may not be super flashy, but last year when he was healthy he was one of the best 2b in this league. His upside is very limited by his power, but the OBP skill and nack for avoiding ks makes him a safe bet to be a top 10 2b in the league. I wouldn't be surprised if he finishes top 5.

    Round 17

    Best Value pick: Alex Colome. With Boxberger out for an extended period of time, SP/RP colome will likely be the closer for this team. Colome was a top prospect SP a few years ago, but he never really put it together, but I think he could hold down the closer job. When boxberger comes back from injury, I believe colome will have solidified himself as a closer. We all know how valuable these SP/RP closers are in this league.

    Sleeper: Pedro Alvarez. 40 homers @ camden yards. Nuf said.

    Round 18

    Best Value pick: Jeremy Jeffress. Marez hits again with a late closer. Knebel and Smith who I both like more then Jeffress are down with injury and this gives jeffress time to run away with the closer job. He's a better pitcher then a few of the "closers" drafted ahead of him and this late he represents a pretty big steal. Id say marez lucked out with this pick, but it probably wasn't luck

    Sleeper: Logan Forsythe. Much like Panik, this could be a top 5 2b in the league this year. Seems to me 2b has no true super stars in this format and is very deep. Id be perfectly happy with forsythe as my starting 2b.

    Round 19

    Best Value pick: Surprisingly named the opening day closer over storen. I would say this pick is the steal of the draft, but since philly also drafted storen, it isn't as sexy. Looking at this pick in a vacuum, Philly spent 2 picks on aquiring the jays closer, but since Osuna is probably a top 5-10 closer in this format this still represents a steal in rnd 19.

    Best Value pick: Vmart. So he had a down year last year, but he's an elite bat in this format when healthy. If u believe he can stay healthy, this pick is a monster of a steal, if u don't it's a complete bust.

    Round 20

    Best Value: Danny Valencia. Even if he takes a step back from the gains he made last year, I think valencia could be a starting 3b in this league. This isn't a flashy pick by any means, but Valencia is a guy who could hit 15-20 homers potentially without many ks. If he regresses considerably, u can always just platoon him against lefties because he's a career 300+ hitter against them.

    Sleeper: Carlos Rodon. Lots of hype, lots of issues. Could break out, but I'm not buying it this year.

    Round 21

    Best Value: Nathan Eovaldi. He's always been a big velocity guy, but his fastball is straight as an arrow and he has no good secondary pitches. At the end of last year he developed a splitter that's pretty exciting and could potentially turn him into a big k guy.

    Sleeper: Nick Catellanos. Oh u were thinking I was gonna say buxton? BORING. Buxton may have sleeper written all over him, but Castellanos was a pretty hyped up prospect too a few years ago. He finally showed glimpses of his potential at times last year with 11 homers between July 1st and August 31st. Could be a starting 3b in this league if everything goes right.

    Round 22

    Best Value pick: Jason Hammel. Dominant at times in 2014 and 2015. He's a fantastic streaming option and flyer this late. If by some luck Hammel can put it together for a full year, he's a top 30 SP with a pretty high floor.

    Sleeper: Dexter Fowler. Probably not really a sleeper, but he has some power and takes a lot of walks. And he's leading off for the cubs? Say hi to 90+ runs if u get consistent playing time. Fowler is a lefty masher so make sure u sit him against scary righties and play him against all lefties.

    the rest. I hope this is good enough copy pasta, this one post took me too long to transfer so I'm too "out of it" to get the rest of the thread.

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    200 Point Club
    Week 1: Hulky
    Week 2: Gryph
    Week 3: Mistretta, Hulky

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    Really irritated that I can't seem to get a win. I don't think my team is any bad. Got a steal in the FA. Alex Wood has burned me three times now. Is probably gonna get dropped sooner rather than later.

    Willing to talk trades for Freeman+Player.

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    Yea I'm 0-4....almost had a great comeback this past week.

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    Gryph and I had an awesome game last week. It was 189 to 188.8 with Gryph up by .2 with on batter and potentially a RP/Closer on the latest night game. One strike out and I win by .1, one single and he locks it up. He doubled and the RP got a SV... but still was suspenseful and fun.

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