Hope everyone had a glorious Memorial Day, while placing some hot dogs in your gullet and swallowing them whole with some cheap beer. Like George Washington would’ve wanted it! George used to remove his wooden teeth and eat hot dogs whole. True story. So, I’ve become Mr. Pull My Pitcher With 90 Pitches. I hate pitches 90-100. They suck. In ten years, I will hate pitches 80-90. Then, ten years later, I will be Mr. I Like The Starter Who Comes In From The 4th Thru The 5th Inning. ACKSUALLY, that brings up a point, what happens when no starters go more than four innings? It’s coming at some point. Will we adjust our fantasy scoring categories? Something to think about, which is why I’m looking for an emoji with a hand on a chin that is using its other hand to slowly raise its middle finger towards Craig Counsell. Aaron Ashby (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.70) was fantastic. Dot dot dot. Through 6 innings! He never needed to go out there for the 7th, and it unraveled from pitches 90 thru 100. See? That’s why I am whoever I said I am five sentences ago, to paraphrase Eminem. Ashby’s 11.5 K/9, 5 BB/9, 3.08 xFIP is so itsy-bitsy close to an ace and unusable on the other side. Thankfully, his command is usually much better, i.e., AA – BB = CC, i.e., Aaron Ashby minus walks equals CC Sabathia. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Woodruff – Hit the IL with a high right ankle sprain. Maybe his ankle should stay away from that Mary Jane!

Ethan Small – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs) as he was promoted. That means Ethan’s minor league manager told him, “Time for the bigs, Small.” And, of course, he responded, “It was all a dream.” After watching him, I can say his change was pretty impressive, and his command is awful.

Jace Peterson – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. Thank you for that batty call! May I have another?

Tyrone Taylor – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. I’ve been saying to pick him up for the last week. Soon, Renfroe will return and make him less worthwhile. Waiting for that kinda defeats the purpose.

Luis Urias – 1-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Ya know what’s fun? Wrigley when the winds are blowing out.

Seiya Suzuki – Hit the IL with a sprained finger. Welp, that sucks, but it can’t be as bad as starting him for the last six weeks. Maybe he’s just really good the first two weeks he plays, in which case I look forward to his return for the first few series.

Nelson Velazquez – 2-for-7 as he was called up by the Cubs. Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “Velazquez brings plus athleticism at 6’0” 190 lbs and put up a tasty 20 HR 17 SB season across two levels last year, culminating in his best stretch as a pro: 34 games in AA slashing .290/.358/.581 with 8 HR and 5 SB despite being 2.5 years younger than the average player. He also won MVP of the Arizona Fall League this year, and while I don’t care much about that, or Grey.” That hurts, man! Speed and power makes my fantasy life go ’round, and Nelson brings it. In deeper leagues, I could see grabbing him now, but I don’t know where he plays every day when Seiya returns.

Rafael Ortega – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. Thought we moved on from him to Christopher Mushroom.

P.J. Higgins – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Higgins wears only pajamas.

Matthew Swarmer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was called up. “Is he bad?” *moves towards him* …Swarmer… “Is he terrible?” *moves away* …Scolder… “He’s just okay?” *moves towards*…Swarmer.

Erick Fedde – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.60. Fedde WOP!

Starling Marte – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer. Had a big part of whopping Fedde.

Nick Plummer – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. All right, the first homer I wrote off as Mets are so charmed this season, they’re getting offense from some random fill-in. By the way, Plummer’s not even filling in for Kevin Spacey, oddly enough. Looks like Plummer’s playing left with Nimmo banged up (Canha moved to center). Plummer’s a terrible contact (might hit .180), but solid power guy. Plummer might surprise pitchers who don’t know to throw him junk, but there’s nothing here but a hot schmotato.

Luis Guillorme – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .363. With Nimmo out (where is he? Who knows, I didn’t see the movie), Guillorme’s been leading off and he’s, like, 7 for his last 11.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer. Albombso!

Nolan Gorman – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and  2nd homer in three games. Worth rostering? Absolutely. In deeper leagues, I’d be selling, as I go over in this week’s video:

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Au Shizz!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. The Greek God of Hard Contact is starting to get hot like the area under his mother’s mustache.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. One homer from Rhys is an invitation for him to go on a hot streak where he hits 10 homers in 17 games.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer. He homered off Logan Webb in the 9th; Webb was pitching in the 9th, because Gabe Kapler fell asleep in a tanning bed, and it melted his brain. 90-100 pitches, brutal.

Corey Knebel – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.43, and the blown save. Every since 2016, when Jeanmar Gomez cursed the Phils’ pen with a monkey’s paw that was brought to him by Hector Neris’s long-lost uncle, Carlos Marmol, the Phils’ pen won’t be the same until they make a sacrifice to the bullpen Gods. It’ll require a bounty laid at the feet of Rollie Fingers while he’s having his mustache clipped.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.83. Saw his numbers and thought to myself, “If I was only getting that from my number two, Jose Berrios,” then I sobbed for 15 minutes.

Logan Webb – 8 IP, 3 ER, 3 baserunners (zero walks), 10 Ks, ERA at 3.52. Don’t remember a situation like this in a while where all the starters for one team (the Giants) have been unlucky, and should be much better. It’s like I’m Linus at a Target at I’m doing a blanket buy.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, and fifth homer in five games. Evan Longoria’s hotter than Eva Longoria.

Curt Casali – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Psycho killer, Curt Casali, hit that ball fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa far!

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .260. Incredibly, Captain Woo Cubano’s doing this and hasn’t yet been hot for an extended period of time.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .286, but left the game under concussion protocol. Dusty said, “He didn’t look too good in the eyes,” and honestly that’s just a solid quote. Did Dusty see little birdies flying in a circle like in a cartoon? I gotta know.

Framber Valdez – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.57. I wonder what the difference will be for any AL West starter’s ERA when against the M’s and A’s or against the Angels and Astros. A 3-run difference? 4-run?

Paul Blackburn – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.15. Streamonator hated this start, but loves his next one, and, I don’t know, I kinda liked yesterday’s and not the next one, but what do I know? I have a real human heart and brain.

Drew Rasmussen – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.47. I did not need that Assmussen.

Glenn Otto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at Otto was a popular 2-start pitcher this week, according to Streamonator, and palindromes.

Ryan Mountcastle – 4-for-5, 4 runs, and his 6th homer. If the Orioles didn’t move the fences back, he’d have 35 homers already.

Anthony Santander – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer. I also go over him in the video under Gorman’s blurb.

Ramon Urias – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .350 in the last week, and has been a schmotato going on about ten days.

Tyler Wells – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Took some guts to start Wells in Fenway last night, which is why I absolutely did not do it. Streamonator hates his next one too, and I can kinda see it.

Zack Greinke – Hit the IL with a flexor strain. His arm has to be pretty bad if he injured it throwing 59 MPH.

Yu ChangPirates acquired him for cash — I wouldn’t have moved change for Chang — and Cole Tucker was designated for assignment. That assignment is to try to keep girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, unaware that he sucks so much at baseball that he’s controllable, cheap and the Pirates still don’t want him.

Tucupita Marcano – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Tucupita is the sister city to Yucaipa.

David Bednar – 2 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 1.38, as he threw 50 pitches. Somewhere, Scott Proctor shuddered.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-4 and his 15th homer. Mookie Best!

Edwin Rios – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Random prediction alert! Muncy doesn’t return and Edwin Rios is rostered in the shallowest of leagues by July.

Emmanuel Rivera – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Not bad, The Missouri Rivera is only beating Matt Olson by like 15 rounds in draft value, while being pretty shizzy himself.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Jo-Jo-Ram is the safest first rounder every year. Ugh, it took me until June to realize it. Stupid slow brain!

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.83, and this start was in Coors, where Pab-Lo made the Rockies bite the silver bullet.

Cole Sulser – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.50. A witch stands over a cauldron, chanting a curse:

Shippy-do, Shippy-dah, Kiernan Skipka,
Whoever chases saves in Miami will get a babka,
With a little hair from my armpit,
And that’s not a schmear of chocolate.

Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. The power shown in this clip is why I wanted to draft Sanchez everywhere. Maybe one day it will be a regular occurrence:

Spencer Strider – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.45. I’m sorry but it is so gee-dee funny that we wait two months for him to get a rotation spot for him to do that once he gets it. The lousy thing is (besides the start), the Braves might take this an indication that Strider is better suited for middle relief.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week. Pavin’s always said he’s gonna be somebody, that’s why he invented these Opti-Grab glasses.

Derek Hill – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Must be feeling the Riley Greene heat breathing down his neck. How do you like that halitosis, Mr. Hill?

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Fun fact! Gary Sanchez is slang for a Dirty Sanchez performed in Gary, Indiana.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.76. Streamonator hates his next start, and I look at Bundy on waivers and I’m always like, “I ain’t crazy enough.”

Sonny Gray – Sounds headed to the IL. Baldelli said, “Normally I don’t speculate or even say that much about it but I think because he’s still feeling it, and it’s Sonny Gray, who always goes on the IL, it’s safe to say.”

Gio Urshela – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. More like Urschmotato! Amiright?! Or am I right right?

Jose Miranda – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he was immediately recalled. Good to see the 7-hour trip to the minors taught Miranda how to hit. Maybe this acted like a timeout for Miranda to think about what he had done (nothing).

Royce Lewis – Hit the IL. On a side note, about to start calling him Rewis and Kyle Lewis by the name Kewis to avoid confusion. Thankfully, there’s no Josh Lewis.

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martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Would you waive Patrick Wisdom of Cubs to pick up Gio Urshela off waivers to play 3B while Bryant is on IR?

1. Another option is to cut Bryant and pick up Gio Urshela off waivers. What would you do?

thanks!

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
2 months ago

Would love to get your thoughts on a trade offer just rec’d?
Shallow league 5 x 5 roto

Have 4 IL – couple should be coming back soon ?
And, soon gonna need to make room ..

I get : 
Bichette

Give:
Story + 
Tay Rogers +
Pena 

Trade analyzer – looks close 
     I want to take it – but loosing one of my 2 “ non time share “ closers… ?

Would you do this ?

Team Below :

C Stephenson
1 Freeman
2 Chisholm
3 Devers
Ss Story
Mi Urias
Ci Alonso
Of Acuna
Of Robert
Of Mountcastle
Of Schwarber
Of Hays
U Pena
Bn Laureano

Dl India
Dl B Lowe
Dl Renfroe
Dl Haniger

Sp Ray
Sp Mcclanahan
Sp Cobb
Sp Sandoval
Sp McKenzie
Sp Ryan ( o )
Rp Clase
Rp Tay Rogers 
RP k Rob
Bn Duran
Bn Sewald

Dl Baz

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Hi Grey!
Costanza is pitching for the Brewers tomorrow!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Getting smoked in hitting categories already this week (my opp has 5HR & 20RBI already!), so trying to steal the SB category.

Best add for the next week or so for SB’s:
Nico Horner
Victor Robles
Nelson Velazquez (called up, but apparently can’t get the start tonight)

Or would you take a shot on Longoria since he’s been Joc Pederson-hot

Thanks as always!!!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Need a Wander replacement. Gleyber Torres, Willy Adames, Gio Urshela or Andres Giminez? Its a limited moves league so Im nervous about wasting a move one Adames if he’s not healthy.

Mr H
Mr H
2 months ago

Aaron Ashby or Blake Snell? Thank you.

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Tork seems to be getting it going. How do you rank Tork, Tellez, wisdom?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
2 months ago

Let’s save 100 pitch games for a reason. Not in May. Every team has a bullpen to explore options at the 100 pitch level outing.

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
2 months ago

Ha, “it was all a dream.” Im over here singing it along w you.

CoachGonzo
CoachGonzo
2 months ago

Would you drop either Kirby, Kikuchi,Or Trevor Rogers for Cobb in a 12 team h2h points league or hold?
Thank you

Leon
Leon
2 months ago

Ketel marte or severino. 16 man dynasty? Thanks

Zach
Zach
2 months ago

20 team keeper league, h2h standard scoring. Trade Ashby and dansby for castellanos?

Last edited 2 months ago by Zach
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
2 months ago

Drop alex wood or alex cobb for taillon? For the ROS

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
2 months ago

Or drop Trevor Rogers for Taillon?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

This ain’t a shallow league to me

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. how are you feeling about kirby this week? with double starts at bal and at tex, worth throwing him out there over cease? assuming not, but kinda wanna have someone to watch this afternoon.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: cease is at tb later this week by the way.

Gazzo
Gazzo
2 months ago

hate to ask but- would you drop Morton for Baz?
(i just can’t stop believin’ in Charlie)

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Any of these guys any more than a streamer or nah? Mahle, Jos Gray, Matz (if/when healthy), Kikuchi, Eflin and Singer. Thanks!

kari.rice
kari.rice
2 months ago

Just a comment….

I have this vision of the guy sitting behind the keyboard delivering you their fantasy baseball eulogy. Out comes their own fantasy baseball lingo and expects everyone to know who they you referring to or what the heck are they even asking. I find it comical. They are the ones wearing “I’m a Bad Ass” t-shirt. I wasted time trying to figure out who in the heck is ??? (i want to save the guy from embarrassment).
I am waiting for a razzball troll to reply “dude you just not cool” from another fantasy nerd.

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Mid field Batty call pts league counts
AB, Hits,XBH, SB, CS, BB
Morel vs Mil Lauer
Profar @ Stl Wainwright
Yandy @ Tex Perez
Bench 1

Last edited 2 months ago by Gotime
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Drop Alek Thomas, nimmo, Christian walker, or happ for suzuki, Connor joe? For the ROS.

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
2 months ago

Suzuki or Connor joe?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I don’t w Renfroe and Nimmo hurt. Also carrying lynn, flaherty, and degrom

jason
jason
2 months ago

Any concern about Rodon? Would you be looking to buy low in the current dip from him?

jason
jason
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Rodon or Musgrove in a QS ROS? Is it close?

Chucky
Chucky
2 months ago

12 team h2h keep 10. Drop any of Votto, Hoskins or Walker for Torkelson? Not worried as much about keeper value as much as I need the production from 1b

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
2 months ago

Grey,

I enjoyed this write-up. No roster questions this time!

Just came to ask what the hell is going on with Kyle Lewis (Kewis)? He comes back up, torches the ball for a handful of games and then is held out with no updates as to why.

It’s my Kewis, and I want him now!

-IANASM

Last edited 2 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
2 months ago

He was hit by a pitch on Saturday and left the game a little later. It looked like it got him on the shoulder and maybe even the side of the helmet. It could also be something else with him. They are not going to take any chances with him if he was a little banged up.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

Thanks! I had heard about the helmet hit, and that makes sense. I just don’t understand why the team doesn’t clearly state what they’re doing with him or give any insight. Maybe by the game they’ll say something, but it’s all just weird.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Confirmed it was related to the HBP. Possible concussion protocol

Big Dog
Big Dog
2 months ago

One of my league mates desperately needs a 2B. Do you think my Gorman for his Julio Rodriguez is a fair offer?

Also, I know you mentioned Gonsolin as a sell high candidate. Do you think someone like JD Martinez is high enough to aim? I recall you not being a fan of him this year though.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 months ago

Points league redraft

Gary Sanchez or William Contreras?

Thank you!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Points league redraft

Torkelson, Yepez, Larnach… top 2 please

Thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you Sir.

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

William Contreras, Travis d’arnaud, Jonah Heim, Joey Bart, Jorge Alfaro, Gary Sanchez, Mike Zunino or Adley Rutschman who i currently have

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

youd drop Rutchman tor D’arnaud? I thought you were a big Adley fan?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Grey please rank:

Sandoval, JoMo, Cobb, Framber

Thanks!
LG

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Rowdy or Naylor ROS?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Quick follow up – would you drop Bohm for Longo?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
2 months ago

Sorry meant to add – Rojas is also available. It’s been a struggle at 3B for me this season.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

Wake Up
2 months ago

The math adds up…subtracts…the math tracks…the equation persuasion… a mathematical vacation…a substation of alliteration!

PS AA – BB = CC = DD (Dave Dondero – Self deprecation is a boring hand
You’re just bringing everyone down man)

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

PPS Longoria has a top 5 BRL% and I’d be buying

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

In a SVHD league, looking to possibly add Daniel Hudson, Jason Adam or Zach Jackson. How would you rank those three?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for all the information and entertainment that you and your team provide! In the past, we were able to show our appreciation by “buying” you a daiquiri or boba. With the site re-design, that option seems to have disappeared. Any thoughts on bringing it back? That was/is my preferred way to support y’all.

razzkai
razzkai
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Alas, I’m in one league where players have promised not to pay for tools/info that are not publicly accessible; we’re all friends but from very different walks of life (income difference among players is substantial). So, Patreon with the early Buy/Sell is out (as are Rudy’s tool subscriptions). But I did just sign up for Ad-Free (a token gesture). Thanks again!

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

plz rank overall
santander, drury, blackmon, gimenez, dozier
thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I should have listened to you and not started David Peterson.

I have Paul Blackburn, Mike Mikolas, and David Peterson on my team. Blackburn’s next start is home against Boston. Mikolas’ next start is at Wrigley.

1. Sit or start Blackburn against Boston? What would you do?

2. sit or start Mikolas at Wrigley? what would you do?

Mike Clevinger of SD and Glen Otto are available on waivers. in addition, Matt Swarmer of CC and Spencer Strider of the Braves are also available.

3, should I stay with with Blackburn, Mikolas and Peterson? Who would you pick up, if any, of Clevinger, Otto, Swarmer and Strider?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

I get Luis Robert back from Covid. I need to get him into the lineup, who do i drop and cut to make room for him in my UTIL spot:

C. Vazquez
Vlad
Bregman
Witt
Margot
Mullins
Alvarez
Ohtani

Bench
Garver
Altuve (not sure if he is playing tonight either)
Espinal
B. Reynolds
Tucker

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok he is on the bench. I can cut him. but who of my UTIL bats sit?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Happy National Speak in Complete Sentences Day! Apparently there’s an official “hashtag” too: #SpeakInCompleteSentencesDay…which is…not a complete sentence.. go figure.

Anyway, got a couple IL questions for ya: 2 leagues, both maxed out on IL spots (3)

Team 1 IL: Joe Ryan, Jacob deGrom, Luzardo, & now Wander Franco

Question – would you cut Luzardo & move Franco to the IL to free up a roster spot or hold with 4 guys on the IL?

Team 2 IL: Joe Ryan, Heaney, Luzardo, & Royce Lewis (in my “NA”)

Question – would you cut Luzardo, move Lewis to IL, to free up a roster spot or just keep Luzardo & cut Lewis?

P.S. Team 2 – I also have Dylan Bundy who let up 4 runs vs. DET & is @ TOR next. Is he worth holding or cut bait?

Thank you as always!

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto, my robbie ray a fair offer for springer?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
2 months ago

Hello again Grey – Dozier, Rios or Rojas as a fill in for Wander? Thanks!

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
2 months ago

Grey,

would you send Justin turner for Triston McKenzie and Kenley Jansen?

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you send Turner straight up for McKenzie?

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Lou Bob activated off IL. My lineups are already set, but the only person i could sub him in for would be Taylor Ward. Who do you like better this week?

Lou Bob – 3 @ tor, 3 @ tb
Ward – 3 @ nyy, 3 @ phi

thanks.

Dave
Dave
2 months ago

Hey Grey – MJ Melendez or William Contreras rest of season? Thanks!!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Stoked that I got Ashby back for yesterday’s start in one of my leagues. Hope he keeps it going. Anyway, speaking of coming back…getting Lu-Bob back in two 5×5 H2H leagues. Who would you drop in each?

#1: possible drops are Happ, Naylor, Yepez and maybe Teoscar

#2: possible drops are Joc, Wisdom, and Josh Rojas

Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
2 months ago

Sorry Grey, Rasmussen or Ashby ROS in roto? Thx!

eballs
eballs
2 months ago

Choose one

Tyrone Taylor
Bader

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
2 months ago

Hey Grey – would u drop SEGA Ras for AAshby ?

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Rasmussen!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Drop Bohm for Wisdom?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 months ago

Thoughts on Ian Anderson? Any reason to think he’s going to turn it around? Team where I have him is in 1st place and pitching has otherwise been pretty strong so I could afford to hold him a little while longer to see if he rights the ship. @coors this week so won’t be using him there. Available options to drop him aren’t stellar: Keegan Thompson, Ranger Suarez, Hunter Greene, Kyle Gibson, Dane Dunning. Grayson Rodriguez is also available to stash.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey. I think I will use his spot to stash Grayson.

Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

Excellent work and our boy, Luis was just activated. Question becomes, who would you drop out of Happ, Yaz or Soler. Much appreciated!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! Would you keep Yaz over Stephenson? I also have Varsho that I can move back to C position. In addition, Baz is returning soon, would you drop Barrios, Snell or McKenzie. Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sorry, so keep Stephenson over Yaz? Thanks again.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey? Hope you had a good three-day weekend. My team is a sh*t storm and need to just pick up a bat. Who’s the best option to take a flyer on out of Moncada (just dropped), Jesus Sanchez, Tyrone Taylor, Hunter Dozier, or Connor Joe?

Have you ever watched “Shoresy”? Wife and I binged the first season over the weekend. Funny stuff.

Appreciate it as always.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Shoresy is on HULU. Canadian senior league hockey team. It’s like a dirty “Ted Lasso”.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 months ago

Joc or Austin Hays as my 4th OF in a 12-team H2H? Thanks.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Should I be avoiding starting Bassitt @LAD or Gonsolin vs NYM? I might be able to pick up Junis @MIA or Roansy/Brubaker vs ARI, which are obviously better on paper, but I’m not quite sure who I’d drop to pick one of those guys up. I’d probably roll with one less RP for the time being or something like that. What do you think?

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. sagnof, how concerned are you about kimbrel? only one bs, but giving up lots of runs. worth rostering hudson or just a blip?

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
2 months ago

Any concern with Matty Olson’s launch angle so far this year? the rest of his statcast seems in line with previous seasons, but the LA has been cut in half almost. He’s looking like the juiciest buy low out there rn, should i continue to spam trades for him?

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Everything neutral, would you still take Olson over Abreu for RoS?

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
2 months ago

hey Grey,

I need a 3B while Moncada is hurt/sucking. Can you rank the top two out of gio urshela, Dalbec, Edwin Rios, Miranda, and ramon Urias?

please and thank you!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Wander Franco left the game late after tweaking that quad again. This issue just won’t go away. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go on the IL to get right. I guess having a healthy MI is too much to ask for (India, franco, adames, royce lewis.) All in the same league.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
2 months ago

Grey

No questions. just a giant ROFL for being thankful there is no Josh Lewis.
Thanks for the laughs. Much earlier in the season, I traded McClanahan for Seiya because I had pitching depth and Seiya looked stud like. Now he can’t even properly give me the finger literally like he has done figuratively since the trade. Yet, despite this and other things ( like drafting Giancarlo’s calf’s or owning Trever Rogers ), Your daily column washes away these miseries with humor.
As always, thanks in advance for all of the columns yet to come.

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Rios or Tork?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

So the Pirates are willing to break their closer and let him throw 50 pitches when he is probably stretched out for 30 max. But, they will limit Contreras to 80. Makes sense.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Tito broke Hand this way, no pun intended. Fortunately for Pit, i mean Bednar and his future bank account, bednar doesn’t pitch every day like Hand did while in Cle.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
2 months ago

Hey Grey – how do you rank Ashby, Strider, Whitlock and Rasmussen?
Also Corey Seager was dropped – should I lose O’Neill or Straw for him?
Thanks!

Jerome Bishop
Jerome Bishop
2 months ago

20 team 5×5 obp
Give Joey Gallo
Get Alex Cobb and Michael Harris II
Thanks!!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 months ago

Good morning Grey!

Heaney was just dropped despite the news that he was pain free following his two inning sim game yesterday against Dodgers minor leaguers where he struck out all batters faced.

Anyone out of this group you would drop for Heaney?
Trev Rogers, Kirby, Javier, Whitlock

10tm, QS h2h league.

Thanks as always!!!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

can you please rank these SS ros in a pts league?

Anderson, Franco, Seager, Swanson

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

Would you drop Straw for Morel in a roto league?

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

I am reviewing the hit and pitching tool today and noticed something interesting:

With a game at Coors and the Marlins throwing out a bullpen arm and the Rockies rolling with a subpar Marquez, the top 15/20 hitters are not peppered with guys from that game. As a matter of fact, only Jazz and CJ Cron are in the top 20. I’m not sure if Jazz is worthy of such a high rating today considering he isn’t looking great so far in his first couple games back from injury.

Another interesting observation – there are 4 Royals in the top 15… can I deduce that this means the hit tool is expecting the Royals to do well offensively today against Cal Quantrill and the Guardians? I may bet their Team Total over

On to an interesting SON observation – I’ve been riding Eric Lauer Ks more often than not today, but SON does not like Eric Lauer @ Wrigley today. It has him at negative value – should i stay off his Ks then?

Second point on SON – are we off Kirby? He’s at Camden today and being rated at just above average. Not sure about his K-line but if it’s at 4.5, is it worth a bet on the over?

Last observation – both Gausman and Giolito are facing each other in Toronto today. I’m giving a long look at the under 4.5 runs F5 innings for that game. The value isn’t GREAT at -150 or -160 depending on the book, but this looks like a really good bet considering how high SON has these 2 guys.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah that’s why I was surprised by today’s robot rankings. I’ll shoot him an email

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I was curious too and asked him on that page, thanks

happyharry
happyharry
2 months ago

Hey Grey, thanks for the updates. 12 team H2H, 2 Catcher league. I have Sal, but do I keep Narvaez or MJ?

Last edited 2 months ago by happyharry
Hugman
Hugman
2 months ago

I look forward to revisiting this Gorman thing end of year. Also, that’s my boyfriend Tommy Edman in the first pic of the Gorman section of the video.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Would you pick up Roansy for T. Roger(MIA) moving forward?

Thank you

Pops
Pops
2 months ago

Wait, Cole Tucker is dating Vanessa Hudgens? Seriously?

Please rank ROS: Adames, Dansby, C. Walker.

More importantly, Cole Tucker is actually dating Vanessa Hudgens?!? Still can’t get past this.

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Soon to be the only thing about Cole Tucker, assuming she’s into unemployed boyfriends.

Thanks Grey!

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Pops
2 months ago

she clearly doesn’t care about the successfulness of her boyfriends if she was ever with a dude who would’ve never made anything remotely close to a competitive team’s MLB roster. and making a few hundred dimes a year is still a LOT of money when compared to regular people.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
2 months ago

i say “successfullness” relative to their industry, obv c.tucker is a MUCH better baseball player than more than 99% of the human world. if she just liked dudes that are pro baseball players she has literally hundreds she could’ve chosen over him in the first place. something completely not baseball related she likes about him.

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
2 months ago

Grey,

Would you replace Ryu with Hunter Greene or Josiah Gray? What’s the best choice here in h2h points redraft? Thanks brother!

Will
Will
2 months ago

The Cubs have Heyward, Bote and Madrigal all about to come back from the IL. Do you think they will be dumb enough to send Morel back down to the minors? (of course they will, because Cubs). Morel is their best player right now.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Morel worth a pickup?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

You starting Lauer @CHC in 12 teamer with wind blowing out 10mph?

Dude
Dude
2 months ago

What is an “adductor”? And how do you strain it? I think I am going to go after Bellinger! Once he fixes that, everyone should be fine to “add” him?!?!?! Right?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
2 months ago

Nm, I get it. There were so many questions about people dropping him that it strained his adductor. Ultimately, that reduced his productivity thus an impending IL add. If you add him there, maybe people will add him and in turn his production will add to your team. Business is so tricky!

omar
omar
2 months ago

10 team OPS weekly H2H:

A: Acuna, Flaherty

B: Cole, J-Rod

**Keep 3 players for one year. Current players eligible to be kept on my current squad are Vlad, Bo, LuBob, Tatis. All players in the deal above would be eligible to be kept as well.

What side and what 3 keepers?

Umpy70
Umpy70
2 months ago

whats your thoughts on walker? I feel like hes almost toast at this point, what batter are you potentially moving him for?

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Buehler haha

hes had some easy matchups and even his fastball isnt generating any whiffs.

I’m not sure hes a SP1 at this point

cable
cable
2 months ago

12 team h/h points..redraft

one or two SPers to give up for Bichette …start 5 SPers per week

Burnes
Bieber
Alcantara
Rasmussen
Manoah
McClanahan
Severino
Javier
Wright
Kopech

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Good morning Grey,

Would you drop Trevor Gott (3.50 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 10.00 K/9, 7 holds )for one of these guys for holds and a better ERA:

Jason Adam (0.87 ERA, 0.532 WHIP, 12.19 K/9, 5 holds
Tyler Kinney COL (0.95 ERA, 1.053 WHIP, 10.42 K/9, 9 holds
Sam Moll OAK (1.13 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 11.81 K/9, 5 holds
Bryan Abreu HOU (3.05 ERA, 1.306 WHIP, 12.63 K/9, 2 holds
Evan Phillips LAD (2.84 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 10.89 K/9, 4 holds

Thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks grey

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

would you keep Raley?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

what is Raley’s role in TB now?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

so a holds guy?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

and adam’s role? same thing?