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The Mariners and Athletics made the Tokyo Dome look rather small in Seattle's 9-7 victory Wednesday that opened the Major League 2019 season.

Dee Gordon stole a base, Domingo Santana hit a grand slam and Matt Chapman looks healthy after a great spring and opening day. Heath Cummings and Adam Aizer give some thoughts on the opener and discuss key takeaways from yesterday's 12-team H2H Points mock draft (9:05).

Gordon's steal was a big thing, at least for those in Roto leagues, but Chapman's big game included a double and three-run homer.

"We probably just need to accept he's over the injury," Cummings said of Chapman, whose prospects were dimmed a bit by shoulder surgery in December.

"I think you start considering him (in drafts) around Round 10 .... I would take him over Josh Donaldson, and one guy going well ahead of him I'd definitely take him over is Miguel Andujar.

"I would not take him over Justin Turner. I would not take him over Travis Shaw."

We also cover:

  • How to draft RPs, when some trendy rookie SPs are being drafted (15:48) what to do when your SP strategy gets thrown off (17:48) and how league size changes the way you draft (23:43)
  • News and notes (26:00) as we cover the Yu Darvish injury, the Mike Trout contract, the MIL bullpen and more.
  • Fantasy Regulators Part One (33:15)
  • Reviewing our draft strategies for H2H Points (36:30), H2H categories (43:10) and Roto leagues (49:10)
  • Fantasy Regulators Part Two! 

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