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TheoPinson69

Start up Fantasy Baseball Dynasty League need users ($25 entry 12 Team H2H PTS FanTrax) Year 1 of a fantasy baseball dynasty league. Need users for a slow draft in the next few days. Scoring and position settings attached. Dm for an invite. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qQ8KNN-KqSZIyxn3RmK7_2obhgsQKKlcdfu0iOM8BV4/edit?usp=sharing


Hywaystar74

12 man redraft roto, how many bench spots do you prefer with 2 DL spots?


emptyflight_9

I like 5 anything less is just brutal given how often guys rest these days.


Hywaystar74

I know right. I am so spoiled on 7, doing yahoo leagues sucks but does make for nice waiver pickups. Yahoo also has the 2 DL spots


ZionExpress

I’m in points league. Brendan Rodgers or Brandon Crawford? Need to drop one for a backup catcher. Any recommendations for that spot too? Thanks in advance


BJones1027

My recommendation is don’t bother with a backup catcher


ZionExpress

You don’t think there will be some viable good-hitting catchers that get more ABs this year due to the universal DH?


BJones1027

There’s very few catchers in the entire league that are worth giving DH ABs to. No I’m not concerned with subpar hitters getting a few more at bats


ZionExpress

Okay. Well if I were to drop one of those two guys I mentioned earlier for a pitcher or other position player who would it be haha


BJones1027

Crawford


ZionExpress

Sorry one last question lol….if the rookie orioles catcher is available do I drop Crawford for him? Got garver currently


ZionExpress

Thanks. That’s what I was thinking too. Good luck this season!


RealRegicidal

In a QS league, would you drop one of Jon Gray, Jordan Montgomery or Alex Wood for Jesus Luzardo? Gauging where people are putting Luzardo after this hot spring training.


adiospelota1957

Not in a QS league.


RealRegicidal

That's where I'm at with him when people ask me for advice. I believe that Jon Gray, JoMont, and Wood are all better for a QS league. They're all about one step away from being aces as well. The Luzardo hype is so real right now though, dude looks nasty.


PM_ME_UR_TATIS

I haven't drafted yet and I'm in a weird categories league. In addition to the typical 5x5 (QS not W), there's also, on offense: hits, BB, Ks, and pitchers: HR, BB, K/9, and BSV. I'm thinking I'll punt saves, focus on pitcher Ks since they're basically double-counted, and mostly use OBP to pick bats. Do you see any other weaknesses in this format I can exploit?


two_betrayals

`Yahoo Standard 12T: H2H 5x5 Cats` First time playing Fantasy Baseball. Ended the draft without getting a single closer. One team drafted Hader, Hendriks, Barlow, Trivino, and Barnes. Very strange when it's a paid league and they're Gold rank. Their bats aren't great either. Will I be able to get enough saves from the waiver to be competitive or should I just punt it from day one? I'm also not sure how many bench spots to give (we have six) for potential closers.


peanutsfan1995

Like the other commenter said, keep an eye on waivers and also keep an eye on terrible relief appearances. People are quick to ditch their closers if they have a terrible outing. Be ready with a trade the next day and you could get in low.


RealRegicidal

In a 5x5 categories league, you can punt Saves. However, you will easily be able to get some saves on the wire as well since roughly half of the league doesn't have a "set" closer. Just stay vigilant on waivers and you should be able to get 2-3 guys that will finish in the top half of the league in Saves.


two_betrayals

Thanks! I'll try my best to stay on top of it.


youdirtyrat15

Who should theoretically go first overall in my league? H2H cats 6x6 with ops, qs, saves+holds. I'm guessing soto or turner?


arsteady12

OPS league id take Soto


Flaky_Ring

Give: Yordan Alvarez, Aaron Nola Get: Luke Voit, Vlad Flair league, redraft, do it or not?


RealRegicidal

I'd probably hold. Yordan and Vlad can put up very similar numbers and Nola is a Top-20 pitcher. I'm a big fan of Voit this year but I think the value is just a little off unless you're extremely deep in pitching.


gary0611

No for me


Blake763

In a roto league, Cole or Max? Got an opportunity to get one of them and I can't decide. Cole's first start was a disaster.


whenwefell

I'd go with Cole. Every pitcher is risky but I feel like Scherzer is slightly more of an injury/decline risk due to his age.


Uvtha-

Starting a ground floor rebuild of a team with very few assets in a deep league. Would it be wiser (if given the opportunity) to grab Suzuki in the draft and hope he pops off so I can trade him, or go for a regular prospect?


whenwefell

I think it depends on your league. Do you think there are owner(s) that would pay up for the shiny new toy if Seiya has a good April?


Uvtha-

No clue, sadly. I just took over the team, and there's not a ton to work with, trying to formulate the best path forward.


reflektor91

Depends who is available, but in general I'd rather take a high ceiling prospect in that situation over counting on trading Suzuki.


Uvtha-

That's how I was leaning, though I'll likely miss out on the 3 big names from this past year picking 4th. There are a few decent unowned prospects, in the top 30 range (depending on who you ask) though.


BatmansPussy

I think I was a little too paranoid about 3B depth and ended up with Arenado, Bryant and Bregman.


whenwefell

At the minimum you have some good trade assets now.


Save__Ferris__

All those guys go around the same time too, did you draft them all in a row? At least KB can play OF


BatmansPussy

Bryant and Arenado went 5 and 6 round but Bregman fell to me in the 10th! Had to take him. Too much potential value there.


CORedhawk

Did my first ever auction draft. That was long and weird. Nominating players out of order threw me off. I was going to try and get a player from each ten player tier like a snake draft. Some managers bid so strangely. One guy got 4 players from what would be top two rounds, then not much until the very end. I should have been stronger on a couple of players that I really wanted.


SDTheMove2016

A friend asked for advice with an auction. Said he thinks it's best to nominate guys early that he doesn't want but knows will be expensive. So he can drain people and then get his guys. Is this effective?


tele2307

yes I think a lot of people do this. just have to resist the urge to drive up the bidding unless you get stuck with them, other people might have the same strategy


CORedhawk

Yes and even just "good" players very early. People just wanted to bid and get guys. Players went above value early then later a guy with a value of say $6 would go for $3. One thing that I found odd was how some players would go for WAY over their value just seemingly randomly.


SDTheMove2016

Is Matt Brash worth looking into in 14-team redraft?


whenwefell

Given his upside he's definitely worth a shot in a deeper league like that.


m-shacklez

In SV+H CAT leagues, how long would you wait to get a closer? Assuming you get hold guys at the end of drafts


whenwefell

I honestly wouldn't even sweat getting a closer. Get elite RP and if they're just holds guys, roster more of them and fewer SP.


_DarkWingDuck

You can wait longer with value later. Top tier guys will go before round 8-10 for sure


12manyNs

Is fantasypros worth it for the mock draft feature? I’m in a H2H points keeper league on Fantrax with future pick trading and my head hurts trying to play this out on espn mock drafts


FreddyDemuth

FP has a free mock draft app that was helpful to get a sense of the range of players who could be available in a round. You should be able to import league draft settings


Username_coc

How do we feel about Tyler O’Neil? How about around pick 140?


ManMythLegend3

Yes


mrniphty

Seeing O'Neill go 72 on CBS so if you can get him at 140 do it, and tell me where you're drafting on


Username_coc

ESPN. According to projectile pro in ESPN points leagues he’s going on average at pick 148 as of 3/29


SDTheMove2016

Absolutely a take. I know he's a lot lower in points rankings but he's still worth it in points outside of the top 100


Username_coc

That’s what I’m thinking. Almost seems a little too good to be true


CosmonautKramer4

Has anyone who's mock drafted on ESPN notice the auto-draft acting really weird? It seems to make insane reaches on pitchers and won't touch some highly ranked position players


FantasyAccount666

I did one a few days ago and don't remember the exact details but I noticed it wasn't following the Sort By that was being presented by default. I changed the sorting from 'adp' to 'projected' or something along those lines and it seemed more representative to the order that the auto draft was going in.


SDTheMove2016

It's definitely weird. But I'm at least glad they even have an autodraft that doesn't just take the highest ranked player available. Baby steps I guess


Blimmmer

Mock drafts are awful with the bots


Username_coc

Yeah it’s always been a little wacky


nightwhiskey21

Struggling with keeper league, got 5 keepers. Currently got: Ohtani Tucker Devers Bieber And trying to decide between M Olson and F peralta. Olson would require a 7th draft pick and peralta is 20. Any thoughts?


whenwefell

Love the value with Peralta but Olson in the 7th is still a big win. I'd go with Olson and lock up an elite 1B.


SDTheMove2016

Peralta in the 20th?? That's gotta be the one.


Username_coc

Olson unless your team is lacking pitching


ManMythLegend3

Drafted kelenic but I have the growing sense that he might just stink


FreddyDemuth

Same! Really wish he’d show us something in Spring. Reports are 1) batting .118 2) same trouble seeing the ball 3) bulked up in an awkward way. Of course compare his sad struggles to JRod who raised his stock even more and looks ready


SDTheMove2016

I have to draft him in every league where I get the chance. I was so excited before that I can't risk hopping off the train before he takes off.


Username_coc

He’s worth a flyer. Where’d you draft him?


ManMythLegend3

142


Username_coc

That’s worth it considering his upside I wouldn’t fret tbh


helms11

Did my first auction last night. 12 team 5x5. It's a keeper league and I inherited a team that was pretty substandard. Kept Devers 36, Gausman 11, Swanson 7, Grichuk 1. Won't go through the whole team but someone please tell me if any of these buys aren't as great as I think they are. I know I absolutely stole Trea Turner who was the opening nomination for 43 (Vlad & Soto went for 60, Acuna for 50). Story 32, Castellanos 32, Realmuto 16, Verlander 22, Wainwright 14.


SDTheMove2016

The Trea and Realmuto picks are steals for sure. I think the rest are about fair, definitely a bit high for Waino.


lastman181

Who’s winning the 5th spot in the mariners rotation?


mat2019

It’ll be Brash unless they trade for another starter which is less and less and less likely by the day


Imperial10

Looking like Brash.


Bamalanga

Brash hopefully


Chthroop

Got him in the 30th round of my nfbc auction. Go brash go!


Flaky_Ring

Josh Donaldson or Josh Bell in redraft flair league?


Username_coc

Donaldson (coming from a Nats fan)


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Donaldson. Little more upside in that lineup, and easily replaced when he gets hurt in an 8 teamer.


Flaky_Ring

Thinking the same. Just that I am afraid that his health will be bad once again


Bronxbomber2627

Picking 6th in my h2h points 10 teamer: Vlad, Burnes, Bichette, Tucker will be gone as they are keepers this year. I figure Soto/Turner/Ramirez/Cole are most likely to be taken ahead of my pick: Who would you go with at 6 in that case? Harper, Trout, Betts, Acuna? Or someone else? Ty


iamsam3003

Acuna, trout, Harper, betts is how I would rank


CORedhawk

Acuna would be mine but Harper is safer. Hopefully DeGrom comes back to you in the 2nd.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Harper. He's 85% of Trout with less injury risk. Acuna is still rehabing. Betts is probably past his prime.


Flaky_Ring

On espn, if the settings on minimum innings is at 42, will it automatically increase in a 11-day matchup? Or it has to be changed manually?


scottydogg84

Best use of a last round pick on a 1B - N. Lowe, Dalbec, Hiura?


Chthroop

Dalbec. Better lineup and park. Hiura is a aaaa player who always does better in spring training. Wait to see it if he truly has fixed something


Bamalanga

Hiura seems fixed. If you're going to take a flier, take a flier


ManMythLegend3

Dalbec has biggest upside. Lowe is a good sleeper too


EmbiidGOAT1

McNeil or Madrigal?


Username_coc

McNeil


ManMythLegend3

Does ke’bryan Hayes have any chance of being good this year? I’m so thin at 3b


whenwefell

Yeah he should at least provide decent average, with a shot to go 20 HR 10 SB. That's not terrible.


EmbiidGOAT1

Yes he should be a solid3B option but he’s a better on-field player than in fantasy


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Username_coc

Springer Marte


bardbot

Springer and either Altuve or Ketel


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Clint Frazier is going to push for a full time role... right?


iLikeToBiteMyNails

What's the deal with JD Davis? Needs a trade or 2+ serious injuries for 500 PA?


[deleted]

He’ll get some reps at 3b when Escobar needs a day off and maybe an occasional DH game (splitting time with Dom/Cano), but yeah he’s a ways off of 500pa


iLikeToBiteMyNails

I have him and DomSmith in a 16 team daily league. Hoping to have a respectable platoon at CI.


cone13

Which side (H2H points) A) Edwin Diaz & Clayton Kershaw B) Ranger Suarez & Bailey Ober


Username_coc

A


iLikeToBiteMyNails

A by a mile - assuming elite closers have more value than Bailey Ober...


HumanzeesAreReal

They actually don’t in an ESPN H2H points league. SP with RP eligibility are gold in that format and end up leading RP points every year. I don’t know about this trade overall, but Suarez is the primary target here. He was 6th in RP last year, outscoring Diaz overall (319 vs 303) and has a secure rotation spot this year.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

I completely forgot about SPARP. You're right, Suarez is by far the best player in that case.


cone13

I just traded B side to get A side, espn default scoring so saves are 5


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Seems good.


Hywaystar74

Better 5x5 12 team redraft start Harper and Scherzer or Cole/Burnes and Robert


Username_coc

Harper Scherzer but it’s close


iLikeToBiteMyNails

I'm picking 6th and have been thinking this over for days... I think I prefer Harper at 6 and then whichever one of Scherzer/Woody/deGrom/Buehler falls to 19. I owned Cole last year and he wasn't the same pitcher after the sticky stuff ban. His entire breakout in HOU was because of the sticky stuff and RPM research they were doing at the time.


Jack2thebeast

Give me Harper/Scherzer


Blazing19

Would taking Hader/Hendriks be smart around pick 45?


iLikeToBiteMyNails

In points? Probably not...


reecer_83

12 team H2H points 12 keepers. Before draft got offered these. Option 1 Receiving: Altuve Trading away: 1st, 3rd, Moncada or France Option 2 Receiving: Darvish and Altuve Trading away: 1st, 3rd, Kelenic I'm already keeping Cole, Verlander, McClanahan for pitching And I have 2 2nd Rd picks Take either option?


scottydogg84

Better late round add - Adell or Oneil Cruz?


whenwefell

Adell just because Cruz likely gets held down for a month. That's one more month with Adell to figure out if you want to move on from this late round dart throw or not.


Username_coc

Cruz


forgetful_storytellr

I drafted both


Jack2thebeast

Adell for this year, probably Cruz if this were next year


Imperial10

Adell - but I’m an angels fan and probably biased.


Voltex49

Whats a normal budget for a 10 team auction league?


iLikeToBiteMyNails

$260 is standard auction budget.


Imperial10

260 is normal I believe (but I don’t play in a ton of auctions)


bigmak818

Mahle, Luzardo or Mitch Keller?


Username_coc

Mahle


Imperial10

Mahle is head and shoulders above the other two. He’s proven to be good at the big league level. Luzardo and Keller have been really bad in the brief time in the MLB. They are still young and have upside, but those two don’t belong with Mahle.


[deleted]

mahle is a stud once he gets the pitch count problem down hes top 15


whenwefell

Honestly just a trade would help him a lot.


Ninja-of-the-North

How does everyone feel about Jared Walsh this year? Is he worth extending on my keeper team? I already have Alonso and Cronenworth at 1b with tork in the minors. He's only a $3 salary increase but I'm wondering if it was just a flash in the pan for him. Looks like he might get platooned this year.


iamsam3003

He is horrendous against lefties and if I remember correctly he was pretty bad in the second half of the year. I’m avoiding this season but at a 3 dollar increase probably worth keeping but don’t know the specifics of your league


Imperial10

Angels fan - he won’t get platooned too much. They will spill him vs a tough leftie, but I should bet he gets 500+ at bats.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

I think he's a legit .265 30 HR bat for the next ~3 seasons. Worth owning for under $5ish in a 10 team?


Ninja-of-the-North

Yeah, I picked him off the waiver last year at $1 and I can extend up to 4 years at $3 increase per season.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

I'd give him 1 or 2 years. Depends on how much inflation your league has.


scottydogg84

Thoughts on Cal Quantrill? Still sitting there near the end of my draft...


shadoutmapes12

Prospect pedigree, should get tons of opportunity in Cleveland this year, sp to eligible, what’s not to like


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Not a ton of upside but worth betting on the CLE magic making him an SP3.


Running_scissors

Franmil Reyes or Nelson Cruz for a util spot? (10-team standard 5x5 daily H2h most cats)


KillaSwiss

Franimal


TrailRunner504

Used my bench spots for Nats and Red Sox players because they’re my teams. Bad fantasy move? Maybe. But I don’t regret it


whenwefell

Kinda rough if only because your bench players should help fill in your roster when players have off days. If you have a bulk of one team then most of your bench will be out on the same day.


Username_coc

As long as Lane Thomas is one of them then you win your league


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Redsox? Sure. Nats? They're awful.


scottydogg84

Anyone still liking Houck as a breakout candidate? I was prepared to draft him late, but apparently, he's walking a lot of guys this spring and might not win a rotation spot.


whenwefell

With Sale out they've already said he's getting the 5th spot.


ManMythLegend3

Their rotation is pretty thin. I think he’s definitely going to get a chance to start


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Yup. If he doesn't start, you can drop him and use the spot for early-season speculation pick-ups.


jazilli

Devin Williams or Lou Trivino? Saves are 8 points and holds 4.


finally_not_lurking

Williams. The difference between a save and a hold isn’t nearly as large as the difference in talent there. And Trivino might not be the closer all year either


steelers345

Draft night 🙏


scottydogg84

Franmil or Mountcastle?


Christopher6612

Franny


WithNoRegard

Franmil, 100 times over.


Username_coc

Thoughts on taking a flyer on Gilbert at around pick 175?


whenwefell

Good chance at a breakout for him this year. He worked out with deGrom this offseason. He's commanding his breaking pitches better and added 8-9 MPH to his slider.


Username_coc

That’s crazy. I’ll definitely invest in him since he’s such a low price


MarcusDA

Easy yes


turnnoblindeye

Anyone know WTF Michael Conforto is thinking?


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Straight chillin' while Scott Boras whispers sweet nothings into his ear.


finally_not_lurking

“Please dear God someone offer me a contract”


ronpaulus

ruiz or kirk in points redraft? Feels like kirk just got a boost and could DH some.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

Ruiz. He's the future in WAS - no threat to his PT. If Kirk has the slightest sophomore slump he's back in AAA when Moreno is ready. The Jays aren't going to give his bat any slack with his glove being average at best.


redditnym123456789

*very* slight edge to Ruiz since he has the clearer lock on playing time, but you’re basically flipping a coin in my opinion, both guys are good high-floor bats with some power upside


salty739

Two years ago I said that I'd draft Corbin burnes in the third round and I got down voted to oblivion. Look who's laughing now.


AlexCoraTechLLC

over two years ago i already had him on my bench. waiting for the breakout.


redditnym123456789

all my receipt-keepers let’s goooo


prostytoot

You seem… Salty.


salty739

Of course. The downvotes make me stronger. I'm from the salt city. We're all salty here.


scottydogg84

Thoughts on Ranger Suarez? Was he for real last year? Worth taking late this season?


CheesecakePower

I think he relies too much on fastball/changeup and those guys tend to get figured out pretty quick. I’m not targeting him just because now that there’s a good amount of tape oh him, he could regress pretty hard That shutout during championship week last year was badass though so I’ll always love him for that


scottydogg84

Ian Anderson or Sandoval?


[deleted]

ian but sandoval has bigger ceiling


scottydogg84

Best option for third OF...Carlson, Suzuki, Verdugo, Renfroe?


shadoutmapes12

Verdugo


finally_not_lurking

Suzuki. He crushed in Japan and has great projections.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

It's interesting how divergent the projections are on him. ZIPS and Steamer have a 300 point OPS difference. ZIPS DC - .211/.281/.343 14 HR 6 SB Steamer - .287/.387/.533 29HR 9SB I lean towards steamer in this case. The talent is legit. He's the best Japanese hitter to come over since Matsui. (not counting Ohtani)


finally_not_lurking

For some reason I think ZiPS has the wrong numbers for him. [Dan Symborski has an article from a little while ago and the ZiPS projection there is way better](https://blogs.fangraphs.com/projecting-seiya-suzuki/) That article has a .287/.351/.480 slash line with 23 HR and 12 SB.


iLikeToBiteMyNails

That makes sense. Thanks for the link.


saintlouisarch

Tossup between Duggy and Carlson for me. I am a Cardinals fan so take that for whatever it means


[deleted]

is rasmussen an opener? brings no value to max start leagues it sucks


iLikeToBiteMyNails

He'll likely open a game, start a game, long relief a game, hold a game, save a game. Rays gonna Rays.


postmoderncatholic

Most likely. Tampa Bay is going to find a way to change pitchers mid pitch soon just so we can’t roster anyone.


ohahhsee

I’m taking a pitcher with my 1st pick… Scherzer, Urias, Lance Lynn are the top 3 available. H2H categories league. Do I go with Scherzer on this one?


BennyJetss

Yes you go with Max


[deleted]

Absolutely


Brando0808

12TH2H points A. Polanco, C.Taylor B. Edman, Meadows


gary0611

A


da-president

Who wins the trade in a H2H points league? Albies/Webb for Bichette/Berrios


WithNoRegard

Webb is more valuable in CATs. Close, but Bichette/Berrios has the edge.


Brando0808

I’d take Bichette/Berrios


xxmarcellusxx

In a 10 Team h2h .. Looking to see how I drafted and where I can improve: Batters R HR RBI SB AVG OPS C-Contreras 1B-Freeman 2B-Semien(SS) 3B-J.Ramirez SS-J.Polance(2B) OF-Castellanos, Bellinger, C.Taylor (2B,3B,SS), UTIL- Cronenworth(1B,2B,SS), Cron BN – Adames (SS), T.Grisham(OF), A.Garcia (OF), Brantley (OF), Baddoo (OF) Arms IP ERA WHIP K/9 QS SV+H SP – Wheeler, Alcantara, Lynn, Morton P- Ohtani, P.Lopez, R.Suarez (RP), Ynoa RP – E.Diaz ​ Below are some FA's.. let me know if any are worth adding and who my drop is. Thx in advance guys FA Bats - Benintindi, Blackmon, Schwindel, L.Urias FA - Arms - Civale, G.Marquez, Houck, Greinke, Mize, J.Gray,