Yesterday, Aaron Judge went 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with his 58th and 59th homer, hitting .316, as he tightens his claim on the AL MVP. I’m Team Ohtani, but I will say that the Yankees are so bad outside of Aaron Judge — Giancarlo’s hitting .209! Judge for MVP is a perfectly reasonable argument to make. He truly is having an amazing season. On the Player Rater, he has about twice as much home run value as the third best home run hitter in the league, Yordan Alvarez. That is truly remarkable. But, just because that’s remarkable doesn’t mean he’s going to get to 74 homers for the home run record. National sportswriters counting down Aaron Judge homers like he’s not 14 away from the record with 16 games to play are just trying to generate clicks. Also, anyone saying Maris’s record is the real record is having a break from reality, let them be. It’s dangerous to wake them from their dream state. By the by, the case for Ohtani is quite simple — he’s a top 5 starter and a top 10 hitter. It will be Aaron Judge though, I’m not living in denial. Too much heat on Judge this year. For 2023 fantasy, Aaron Judge is gonna be so fascinating. Wouldn’t be shocked if we see him at number one overall for some, and as late as ten overall if he signs with a lesser team. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Oswaldo Cabrera – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Will be interesting to see if the Yanks actually go with OCab ocamp (outta camp. No? Okay.), but I wouldn’t be shocked if they sign some vet for no reason, because they can’t help themselves. Corey Dickerson, start searching New York realty listings now!

Frankie Montas – Went for an MRI on his shoulder. The legit funniest thing is Yankees fans suddenly worried about Montas. He was on the IL in July with a shoulder issue and hasn’t been right since. This is not a new problem. Not even sure why Cashman traded for him. It was such an obvious issue. Not even joking or being sarcastic. Montas was busted in July; everyone knew this.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 31st homer, as he was activated from the IL. HR to the Izzo!

Brandon Woodruff – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.26. Stop Judge and the entire Yanks’ offense falls apart. Not great, Bob!

Kolten Wong – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. That’s a Wong dong!

Tyrone Taylor – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer. Not bad in part-time duty. Hehe, I said duty.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer. You think Yelich watches these guys and is like, “A home run? I used to do those!”

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-3 and his 29th homer. Definitely wasn’t a linear line to fantasy value from Cake Batter and Boba Chette (1-for-3, 1 RBI), but they’re both gonna end in the top 20 on the Player Rater (or close enough) and can’t hate on that. I mean, you can. but I’m not hearing it.

Jordan Romano – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.34, and his 5th blown save. At the end of a H2H matchup, that’s like screaming, “Say cheese,” at your toilet that won’t flush.

Michael Kopech – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Brok-pech Michael isn’t just a bad promotional giveaway the White Sox do, where they put Kopech on the Brokeback Mountain posters, playing both roles, holding himself. It’s him being broken. See ya in 2023, Kopech. I’m not sure if I’ll gain faith over the ensuing months.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer. Arange Juice continues to hit the pulp out of the ball in the 2nd half.

Eloy Jimenez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .313. Every time I view ILoy it’s impossible to not view him through the “If he can stay healthy” glasses.

Andrew Vaughn – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 17th homer, hitting .288. The race for White Sox home run leader is heating up! Speaking of heat, keep flames away from Gavin, he’s Sheets.

Willi Castro – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Between Rodolfo, Harold and Willi, what a year for Castros. It’s like it’s 1953 and Rougned Odor just punched Bautista. I might be mixing up facts a little.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer. The cliff one falls off when they don’t take walks is scary as hell.

Hunter Greene – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.97 as he was activated from the IL. Hunter Greene chortled at my nervousness about starting him right off the IL. A full-throated chortle.

Luis Cessa – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 K, ERA at 4.85. If you’re just going , “Whee!” and starting everyone everywhere, then “Whee!” away, but, c’mon, you can’t start this guy anywhere with any confidence.

Jose Quintana – 8IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.16. I already feel bad for the people drafting Quintana next year for when he reverts to being a 6.75 ERA pitcher.

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the IL. Backdate that to March of this year and save us all some headaches.

Dakota Hudson – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.16. You in March, “My H2H rotation is so stacked!” You in September, “I’m losing to a guy who threw Dakota Hudson. Eff me like Scott Effross.”

Eugenio Suarez – Hit the IL. X-rays on his pointer finger were inconclusive at first. Doctor asked him to point, and no one knew what he was pointing at. “‘Hang In There’ cat poster? Stapler? Copier? The x-ray? Are you pointing at the x-ray?” Then they found a fracture in his index finger.

Luis Rengifo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer. Rengifo went from bleh to hot schmotato to sleeper material for 2023 to “Shh, daddy, we don’t want too much shine on you.”

Reid Detmers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Don’t think he’s getting anywhere near the pub of, say, Joe Ryan, but he’s been basically as good.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. “Hey, let’s put him in the backseat and push the car off the cliff–Hold up! Juan Soto moved! He’s alive!” I can’t believeI’m doing this riff with Sexy Dr. Pepper. What a disappointing season. Can someone take too many pitches? Allow Sexy Dr. Pepper to demonstrate.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.05. Yu reminds me of last year when I had him everywhere and he wasn’t good, but I guess that’s better than Nickelback’s How You Remind Me.

Andrew Heaney – 4 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.66. Per inning, Heaney’s so good. Unfortunately, he’s got 61 IP in 13 starts, averaging less than 5 IP per start.

JT Brubaker – Hit the IL with arm inflammation. Pirates are all outta of argh and so lost without him.

Oneil Cruz – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer. I have no idea if the contact will be there next year, but he makes a home run off Jacob deGrom (5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, zero walks, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.32) seem so effortless. I don’t think there’s any way I cannot go crazy for Cruz next year. And he almost hit a second homer off deGrom! DeGrom who struck out 13!

Ozzie Albies – Will miss the rest of the season, after fracturing his pinky finger as he returned from the IL. Incredible. Hey, Albies, let me ask you something, bro? Have you ever heard of drinking milk? It’s from the boobs of a cow and it’s delicious. Try some! What’s this, three fractures for Albies in his career? Gonna start calling him Ozzie Lackingbonedensities. Glad I didn’t drop Vaughn Grissom yet. Oh wait! I dropped Grissom to activate Albies! That’s right! I am now The Joker.

Spencer Strider – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.67. Any other year he’d be up for the Cy Young, but he’s gonna have to settle for the NL Rookie of the Year, assuming his teammate, Michael Harris, Part 2 doesn’t hit 15 homers in the final two weeks, and up his case.

William Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .278. He’s just lacking runs and RBIs from being the top catcher in fantasy. He also has almost 200 less ABs than Jerry Tomato Realmuto (1-for-1 and his 19th homer).

Alec Bohm – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .289. There are so many corner men with rinky-dink power it reminds me of the 80s. Hey, Alec Bohm, are you a Bill Madlock impersonator?

Luis Patino – Scratched with a shoulder issue. A scratch on a Patino is never good, I learned that from Antiques Roadshow.

Jose Siri – 2-for-3 and a slam (6) and legs (13). He was the lead buy ten days ago, and I really love this guy. Want a guy who could go 25/25/.240 next year drafted after the top 300? Look no further. Damn, I’m gonna have to write a sleeper for him.

Nick Solak – Will miss the rest of the season with a fractured foot. Another guy who needs milk. Call him Nick Similac.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer. To get on my good side, all Seager had to do was hit for power and not average. I like him now!

Josh Jung – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Can’t wait to draft this guy in all leagues next year for him to disappoint in April, then I drop him and he explodes in May. Damn it, Magic 8 Ball!

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35. Red Sox gave him, like, 40 runs and he cruised out to the Ivictory Coast. No idea who Pivetta’s facing next, and it doesn’t matter. All that matters is Streamonator at this point, especially for him.

Ramon Laureano – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Could be the end of his year with his 13 HRs, 11 SBs and .211 average. That’s a statline from someone who this offseason will be googling, “Undetectable PEDs.”

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.57. Just realized to go with Kyle Tucker aka Mr. H2H, the Astros also have the best H2H pitcher with The Framboys. Just so consistent from April to October.

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.83. Bieber’s not just having a solid season, he’s also making people second-guess velocity loss. Bieber’s evolving perceptions. “Evolving perceptions” is better than pitching well. Marginally. Like .01% better.

Cody Morris – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.30. Cleveland’s Starting Pitcher Factory doesn’t get enough props for how they just create great pitchers out of a piece of bucatini named Triston McKenzie and a guy who sounds like he was on Saved by the Bell.

Jorge Polanco – Pulled from a rehab game with renewed soreness in his knees. Told you to drop Jo-Po weeks ago and wish I told you months ago. He’s been shizz on a stick all year, and what a waste of a stick.

Jake Cave – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in four games. Cave’s a hot schmotato? Must’ve been planting some Bad Seeds.

Joe Ryan – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.61. Not saying he will be an ace next year, but he’s just another guy who could that won’t be drafted until late. As for this year: Streamonator.

Hayden Wesneski – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.30. To help bring Polish fans into Wrigley, the Cubs had a giveaway. The first guy to name fifteen spices in a kielbasa got to start on Saturday. “…and cumin!” “You’re gonna be cumin’ing from the pen in the 1st because you won!” That’s Wesneski winning the contest. He had a 5.66 ERA in Triple-A, so Saturday’s start was more about proving how much worse the Rockies are than a Triple-A team, which is different than a team with three Mr. T’s, that’s a Triple A-Team.

Brady Singer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07. I’m gonna write a sleeper post for Brady Singer, then I’m gonna get to the end and be like, “He had a barely 3.00 ERA last year, why is he even a sleeper?” For what it’s Cronenworth, Streamonator loves his next one.

Trevor Rogers – Left Saturday’s game with lat soreness. No foolsies, that’s good news. Shut him down, let him rest and come back for 2023 strong as a freakin’ ox. A fox! Wait, freakin’ ox being shortened to fox doesn’t really work. A frox! Much better!

Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.37. Cy Young called and he wants the award to be called the Sandy Alcan*mumbles* Award. Cy Young was hard to understand on the phone being that he’s dead, and we’re not sure if he knows how to pronounce Sandy’s last name.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
10 days ago

Just stopping by to say that Olson and Giancarlo going a combined 3/46 is not what you need in your semifinal week. Especially when you’re up against Alvarez and Judge…

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
10 days ago

Championship week in a weekly lineup…(hate that) with big bonus points for IP’s & W’s).

Would you rather go:

2-start Wade Miley (@ MIA & @ PIT)
or
1-start Christian Javier @ TB)

normally i wouldn’t even consider Miley over Javier…but the dang 2-start with bonus points is making me debate myself.

Thoughts?

thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thank you kindly!

Freedminds
Freedminds
10 days ago

Would you start Mad Max tonight? Feel like he’ll be on pitch count be Brewers

Sweet Charles
Sweet Charles
10 days ago

Torkelson or Jesus Aguilar this week. Super boring question. I’m already starting 2 other Orioles. Figure at some point Torkelson has one sweet week. Aguilar I worry about how many starts he gets. Any help?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
10 days ago

Huzzah to Ozzie getting hurt right before I was going to drop Grissom!

I dropped Bubba for Amed Rosario, day one of the championship h2h and Amed delivers a slam and 2 legs. Woo!

Saint
Saint
10 days ago

Hello Grey,

Not only did you help guide me to a first round bye, but I have now made the finals in 3 of the last 4. Thank you!

Would you steam Jon Gray at home vs Cle on Friday?

Thanks in advance for your reply

toolshed
toolshed
10 days ago

Sonny Gray fastball velo down almost 2 mph today. He is good and very under rated when healthy but you never know how healthy he is. I know pitchers get hurt but gray seems like his health can change based on which way the wind is blowing.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
10 days ago

Hamstring. He just had this. He was pushed back 2 starts ago and I sat him at nyy. He did well on my bench. I used him last time and he seemed fine.

Luigi
Luigi
10 days ago

You think Trevor Rogers gets shut down or does he pitch?

H2H playoffs and chasing saves which is never a good thing. Please rank the closers in order of preference: Hughes, Floro, Acevedo.

Luigi
Luigi
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thanks bud.

Damian
Damian
10 days ago

Long-term, do you like Wesneski or Waldichuk better?

William Hung
William Hung
10 days ago

I think it’s official that the Razzball magic for my fantasy dominance is over – ever since I’ve won 3 straight, it’s been a yo-yo ride. I got screwed over by Quintana going for 4 in a row, then after that I lost in the championship, then I was near the bottom last year, and then came roaring back this year but fell short this past week in a 12-2 drubbing.

Biggest reason for this year’s disappointment came from Lou-Bob and Tyler “opening day bomb and nothing else” O’Neill

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

that Quintana year is forever gonna sting… nobody shat worse than him during that one week in the fantasy playoffs – he had 2 starts too, and I think he combined to go like 5 IP with an ERA north of infinity

go dubs
go dubs
10 days ago

10 team nl only. Would you stream Grove tomorrow vs ARI and Wesneski Friday @ PIT? Thanks

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
10 days ago

Hi Grey. Heading into semifinals who would you grab Baez or O’Neil Cruz? Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 days ago

I am afraid of Hunter Green. Still he does provide a high ceiling …. Who should I use?
Green (vs Mil; @ Pit. yummy
Sandoval (Tex, Oak). even yummier

Coolwhip
10 days ago

I’m going to write up a Rengifo sleeper so hard this offseason…

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

i can too, cus i still like him, and he’s in a better hitter park

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Please don’t recommend Walsh again next year!

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  frankgrimes
10 days ago

Joe Walsh however… funk 49 baby

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
10 days ago

I hate head to head leagues. I got coerced into one and I’m in the championship week. So Sonny Gray crapped the bed for me first game, Monday morning. Now I have to spend the rest of my week trying to dig myself out of this huge hole. Conclusion, head to head leagues are stupid. Too small a sample size to mean anything.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 days ago

Is there a site that lists the upcoming opponents for every team? i.e., a 1-liner of opponents. I don’t enjoy laboriously looking at every team’s schedule. I remember getting this every year — but I can’t find it this season.

Input from other readers are appreciated.

Last edited 10 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
mr. papagiorgio
mr. papagiorgio
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
10 days ago
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thanks, but Razzball’s site only goes two weeks, and my league goes to the end. I will use the razzball site starting later this week.

Thanks papagiorgio.

mr. papagiorgio
mr. papagiorgio
10 days ago

Grey! We made it! Championship week! H2H points. Do I roll the dice hoping Julio comes back tomorrow for six games of stud production or roll out McCarthy for eight games? Five of Jakes starts are against LAD pitching, but his splits look decent.

mr. papagiorgio
mr. papagiorgio
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thank you sir! He got me here, it only makes sense.

kingslayer
kingslayer
10 days ago

AL 5×5 H2H Weekly Championship game:

My opponent has two closers, Ryan Pressley and Jordan Romano.

I have Emmanuel Clase and Liam Hendriks.

What I have to decide is, should I start Gregory Soto over 1 star Patick [email protected]?

The idea would be to win saves and that I need a boost because Clase and Hendrik’s teams face each other this week. But the counter argument is Soto is unlikely to get many if any saves against Baltimore and CWS because he & Detroit arent great.

Really hoping this move isnt the one that decides the championship.

kingslayer
kingslayer
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

So you’d start the better player. You’re so smart. Thanks for another awesome season Grey!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
10 days ago

Hi Grey,

I am down to 62 innings. Which of the following would you start?

1.Cristian Javier at TB and then home at AZ.

2.Tyler Anderson at home against AZ and then ST

3.Pablo Lopez at home against the Cubs.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Martin

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Great advice! Thanks!

Gary C
10 days ago

ESPN points, this week, please rank top 3

Miley @ Mia, @ Pitt (2 starts, weak opponents)
Luzardo vs Chi C
Dustin May vs Ariz
Carrasco @ Milw
Bautista vs det (3), vs Hou (4)

Thanks

Phil
Phil
10 days ago

Thanks, Grey…just one more keeper question (since I obviously respect your opinions) and I’ll leave you alone for the rest of the day:

6×6 roto league, OPS and holds, you get to keep 3 players straight up…which of the two (I am keeping Kyle Tucker as my 1st keeper) would you keep:

Chisolm
Matt Olson
Mclanahanahahananahan
Varsho
Tim Anderson
Vaughn Grissom
Ty France

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
10 days ago

India, Oswaldo Cabrera and Michael Chavis. Please rank for my 2B spot.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Five-on-One
10 days ago

Add Aledmys to the list, please.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
10 days ago

is Stanton droppable? I’m in the semi-finals.

Phil
Phil
10 days ago

Hey there, Grey…I know it’s a tad bit early, but I’m strategizing for my keepers for next year since I collapsed from 1st (held 1st for 4 months) in the last few weeks and am down to 4th…in a 6×6 roto league (OPS and holds), where you give up a draft pick to keep a player, which 4 of the following would you keep (my options aren’t great):

Betts (1st round), deGrom (1st…but 2nd if I also keep Betts), Lindor (3rd), Cease (6th), Schwarber (7th), France (10th), Olson (4th), Nola (2nd), Gausman (3rd), Kirk (23rd), Vaughn (24), Corbin Carroll (24), Josh Jung (24), Brady Singer (24), Jhoan Duran (24), Felix Bautista (24)

CTFDU
CTFDU
10 days ago

Hi Grey, please rank ROS: Jung, Gunnar, Tony Kemp, Berti, David Villar. Thanks

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
10 days ago

Oh great Grey,

can you pick the best 2-starter for me? Thanks.

Cabrera CHC; WAS
Cortes PIT; BOS
Garcia @TB; @BAL
Quantrill MIN; @TX

bish
bish
10 days ago

Grey,

I’m in a pts league playoff. Would you start 2-start Cortes (PIT; BOS) over a
1-start Urias (AZ)?

lwomack58
lwomack58
10 days ago

Currently on my wire are

Haniger([email protected] [email protected], [email protected]), Gunnar([email protected] & 3 vs Hou) and Pederson ([email protected] lefty).

Would you drop Teoscar(2 @ Phi and [email protected] TB) and Renfroe(3 vs [email protected] Cin) for any of the above.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
10 days ago

Please pick top 2 streamers
McCullers at Rays
T.Walker at Brewers
Taillon home vs Redsox
Stripling at Philly

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
10 days ago

Man I can’t decide to start Rasmussen or not in playoffs this week… decide for me!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

You risky son of a bitch… let’s go!!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
10 days ago

I am going to have to make room for Rizzo. Which of these hitters would you drop? Yandy Diaz or Eduardo Escobar? I know you like Escobar but Yandy keeps coming through with hits.

jah
jah
10 days ago

Judge is tied for last in all pitching categories. He’s not my MVP!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
10 days ago

In early July I asked you which of my Sis were droppable. You told me Montas and I was shocked. I followed you and then was scared when the Yankees acquired him. You were correct sir. Nice call again!

BTW, the Robot did not like Joe Ryan yesterday. Sometimes you have to cheat on him.

Cubby
Cubby
10 days ago

So it’s looking like I’m against a juggernaut in my league and I can’t win. 100 points a day is a good day, and since August, he’s overcome a 1000 deficit to now have a 150 point lead. And my team has actually been good since then.

Looking ahead since it’s a dynasty, who are some underowned players you’d be looking to add now for next year’s roster? Here are some I’m eyeing that are available in my points league where for pitching, efficiency matters. Wins don’t matter….saves and holds do.

Maeda
Means
Alzolay
Sewald
Manaea
Stroman
Alex Wood
K. Hendricks

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Quick follow up….did you not say Means and Maeda because it takes more than a year to get command back is TJ?

I usually agree, and am cautious….just the alternate TJ for Maeda and the big walls in Baltimore had me intrigued for Means.

Thanks again.

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Last day of the season, I plan on dropping a lot of assets for future players at $1. I might have room for 8-10 players, maybe more. Lots of expiring contracts.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
10 days ago

10-team, 10-cat, redraft. Are either of these three players worth holding onto, either for team use or to keep them away from others? I have 31 IP left to pitch for the season before I hit the cap.

Montgomery – Just pitched (not well), and next start is Sat. @ LAD
J.Gray – Good since return, but hasn’t even gone 5 IP yet.

Cable
Cable
10 days ago

12 team h/h points weekly redraft….Championship week

one needs to sit ….Arraez plays 7 games….France plays 7 games…Edman plays 6 games

Last edited 10 days ago by Cable
ashtray
ashtray
10 days ago

Made it to championship week. 14 team OBP/SLG league. Keep 6.

My roster is:

C-Rutschman (vDETvHOU) Last 14 Rank:74
1-Villar (@[email protected]) L14:35
2-Escobar (@[email protected]) L14:14
3-Devers (@[email protected]) L14:263
S-Andrus (vCLEvDET) L14:7
O-Oscar ([email protected]@TEX) L14:23
O-Alvarez (@[email protected]) L14:3
O-Trout ([email protected]@MIN) L14:8
O-Daza (vSFvSD) L14:94
U-Gunnar (vDETvHOU) L14:196
B-Stanton (vPITvBOS) L14:492
B-Schwarber (vTORvATL) L14:301
B-Hoskins (vTORvATL) L14:388
B-Story (@[email protected]) L14:658

Lose any of those guys for any of these options:

Rengifo ([email protected]@MIN) L14:40
Rodolfo (@NYYvCHC) L14:50
Carlos Santana (@[email protected]@KC) L14:59
Grossman ([email protected]) L14:68

Due to the keeper aspect I’d rather not lose a good one but flags fly forever. Right now the top 6 for me are Alvarez, Trout, Devers, Rutschman, Gunnar and maybe Story but he’s been a turd in Boston so I’m not married to him.

Last edited 10 days ago by ashtray
ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

What about Connor Joe or Alan Trejo?

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 days ago

Hi Grey. How would you rate these pitchers for keeping next year in a Quality Start HTH league?
Detmers
Springs
Falter
Morris
Cortes
Mayers

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
10 days ago

Heyo Grey!

Into the H2H finals we gooo – facing the juggernaut 1st place team. Also, that Romano blurb was exactly what happened to my opponent yesterday at the end of our tight matchup!

My main dilemma will be figuring out who to start.

A) WHO are the THREE among the following who you would BENCH?

McClan vs. HOU
McClan vs. TOR
Giolito vs. CLE
Stripling @PHI
Stripling @TB
Lodolo vs BOS
Lodolo vs MIL
Bello @CIN
Cobb @ARI
Jon Gray vs. CLE

B) I could pick up Smyly @MIA. Do you prefer his start over any of the ones you didn’t suggest benching?

Thanks as always. Couldn’t have made it to finals without you and your team!

Cable
Cable
10 days ago

H/H points redraft ….. Arraez or Edman

3mango
3mango
10 days ago

Morning Grey!
I hope you had a great weekend!
Do you think Rogers is done for the year? He suppose to start Fri vs WAS. Should I hold him to see or drop to stream? (10tm Roto)
Also, who (if any or all) do you like to stream:
1) Lodolo vs BOS (22.2)
2) Carrasco @ MIL (10.2)
3) Stripling @ PHI (3.2)
Thanks!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
10 days ago

*well great weekend other than dropping Grissom. I held him thru the weekend (on YOUR own advice, lol) to see how it shook out..

C.J.
C.J.
10 days ago

Thoughts? 3B issues. Do you play Rojas AZ for 8 or Castro Pit for 6? Also have Flores is that matters. Semi’s this week. Need the Dub-ya!

Also have great 2 start options. Who sits?
Burnes, Cease & Shane Mac?

Thanks as always! Cheers!

C.J.
C.J.
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Rojas it is… for SPs – Cease is a go. My thing is my opp has Max for the Burnes in Milw tonight: he is coming off the IL. Other for Burnes is good. MaC has both home vs Javier and Stripling.

So the Max/Corbin battle tonight could be a big impact!!! Lemme know Sir Grey!
Thx my man!

C.J.
C.J.
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

‘Preciate ya!

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
10 days ago

You starting Tyler Wells home to the Tigers anywhere Grey ?

Playing catchup with Marco Gonzales’ blow up yesterday

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Jurgen Klopp
10 days ago

If anywhere to pitch Wells its home against the Tigers…..

VinWins
VinWins
10 days ago

Strider quickest ever to 200 Ks in a season (130 IP), edging Randy Johnson (130 and 2/3 in 2001).

Last edited 10 days ago by VinWins
Chris H
Chris H
10 days ago

10 team roto dynasty, keep forever with no penalties. I’m currently holding onto to many SP I think. How would you rank these for dynasty purposes.
Scherzer and Wheeler are my obvious ones.

E. Cabrera
R. Detmers
H. Greene
G. Kirby
J. Luzardo
N. Lodolo
H. Brown

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Chris H
10 days ago

Lodolo, Kirby, Brown, Ed Cab, Detmers, Greene, Luzardo

Chris H
Chris H
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

And Luzardo is probably going to suck me in again next spring training isn’t he?

VinWins
VinWins
10 days ago

Now 25 consecutive Quality Starts for Framber, a new record.

smokie
smokie
10 days ago

pick up voit, rodolfo, blackmon, peña or ward for the final stretch this week?

thanks grey

smokie
smokie
Reply to  smokie
10 days ago

Or kemp

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
10 days ago

Miley worth a stream this week? Been pitching well and has two solid matchups @MIA and @PIT.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  RoarOf84
10 days ago

With those matchups, no reason not to.

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
10 days ago

Please pick five doubles for weekly H2H where W/L doesn’t matter… which one would you bench in favor of a single start from Alcantara?

Thanks!

doubles:
McClanahan – HOU & TOR
Cortes – PIT & BOS
Lodolo – BOS & MIL
Wright – WAS & @PHI
Wainwright – @SD & @LAD
Kelly – @LAD & SF
Rasmussen – HOU & TOR
Stripling – @PHI & TB

single:
Alcantara – WAS

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Marty the Celery Salesman
10 days ago

Shane Mc, Lodolo, Stripling, Cortes, Wright

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Was asking if you would value the single start from Alcantara ahead of the 5th-best double

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
Reply to  Marty the Celery Salesman
10 days ago

Thanks!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
10 days ago

O’Neill and Laureano down. Stanton not hitting. Need replacements for my 5×5 league with all hitting categories tight except RBI.

1) Please rank top three from the following:
Aquino, Kemp, Oswaldo Cab, Tyrone Taylor, AJ Pollock, Siri, Straw, Mark Mathias, Aledmys, DeLaCruz, Grossman, Tapia, Daza, Lane Thomas

2) Continue with Stanton over these guys, or dump the large man?

Thank you.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Five-on-One
10 days ago

For color, Hitter Tron seems to love Daza this week (Home Games!) and also rates Lane, De La Cruz, Mathias, Pollock and Oswaldo fairly highly.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 days ago

So somehow I just found my way in 1st in that keeper league I’d been in the lower half of for about 3/4 of the season! (Thank you: strider, Harris, Gunnar, cruz, Wright, Javier).

Anyway, I’ve got two tough weekly lineup decisions.

1. I’m out of faab so I need to start either Gorman or CJ Abrams. Honestly I almost want to pick whoever is going to get fewer ABs. CJ has been “better” (to gormans 0.000 batting average last week) but faces a bunch of good pitchers, and also has t been good either. Any preference? Leaning Gorman bc he can fall into some HR.

2. Gotta bench one of Heaney (arz), springs (v tor), or Javier (As). Bench Javier bc innings are questionable? Idk!

Thanks!

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 days ago

If Javier is at the A’s, he’s the bench for sure. HRs have been flying in Oakland during the heatwave.

Gary C
10 days ago

ESPN Points, this week only, please rank top 5

1 Musgrove @ Colo
2 Dustin May vs Ariz
3 Stripling @ Phil
4 Lodolo vs Bos
5 Hunter Greene vs Milw
6 Ed Cabrera vs ChiC
7 Luzardo ChiC
8 Stroman @ Pitt

Thanks

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Gary C
10 days ago

Lodolo, Stripling, May, Luzardo, Stroman

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Gary C
10 days ago

Musgrove is going on 4 days rest to start at home v STL

Gary C
10 days ago

ESPN Points, please rank top 4 for this week, have first week playoff lead so leaning toward safety over high risk

1-Hunter Greene vs Mil
2-Sewald @LAA (1), @Oak (3), @KC (3)
3-Berrios @ TB
4-Stroman @ Pitt
5-Giolito vs Cle
6-Fairbanks vs Hou (3), vs Tor (4)
7-Mikolas @ SD

Thanks so much for all your help this year!!

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Gary C
10 days ago

Fairbanks, Sewald, Stroman, Gio,

Hamporter
Hamporter
10 days ago

Who would be the better add at second base this week?

[email protected] (Cortes, Severino), 4 vs CHC (cubs pitchers)

Kemp- 3 vs Sea (Castillo, Ray, Kirby), 3 vs NYM (Bassit, deGrom, ?)

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Hamporter
10 days ago

Kemp (despite the deGrom start)

Gary C
10 days ago

ESPN Points, please rank for this week:

Story @Cin (2) @ NYY (4); RHP 4, LHP 2
Oneil Cruz @ NYY (2), vs ChiC (4); RHP 4, LHP 2
Muncy Vs Ariz (5), vs StL (3); RHP 5, LHP 3 (8 total games, platoon issue?)

Thnaks!

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Gary C
10 days ago

Cruz, Muncy, Story

Simps
Simps
10 days ago

Grey,

Would you start India (6 games BOS/MIL) or Marte (8 games LA/SF)? Weekly league. I know, bad choices all around.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
10 days ago

14 team h2h league (keeper)

Happy first week of fantasy playoffs!

I am #1overall seed, BUT not liking matchups to start the week.

Bench Merrill Kelly @LAD, right?

Start Sonny Gray @CLE?

Merrill has been so consistent all year but mehhhhhh start…

Thankyou

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
10 days ago

Bench Kelly.

Check SoN for Gray.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Message from the league commissioner :

“Did anyone realize that the season shifted back a week and the playoffs are to last 3 weeks but the championship would only be three days.”

His solution:

“So we’ll make this quick fix a decent solution. The first week will be head to head, the last two weeks (10 days) will be merged into a 4 team free for all that will determine placing”

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
10 days ago

Bc of union strike?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Sonny…damn. Usually followed up with a sonovabench (Merrill)

Jmac
Jmac
10 days ago

Was that a dead cells reference

toolshed
toolshed
10 days ago

We know that Montas has had that shoulder injury since July. 18 days w/o throwing and he is magically healed prior to the trade. Nice. Anyone who suffered any kind of shoulder injury knows how slow healing shoulders are and how complicated those injuries can be. But I don’t want to talk about montas. I want to talk about Greene who also had a shoulder injury. He had no business starting a game in mid september if the Reds consider him part of their future. What are they thinking?

Last edited 10 days ago by toolshed
VinWins
VinWins
10 days ago

Darvish just made the Best Start list at #93, knocking out Zac Gallen’s September 4th game vs the Brewers. They both have 3 spots now in the top 100.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

Actually, Darvish has 4 top starts, Gallen 3.

VinWins
VinWins
10 days ago

I can’t start anyone with confidence, so I was able to use Cessa in 1 league. Of course, I ruined it by also starting Marco Gonzales.

Last edited 10 days ago by VinWins
DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

Hey Vin, I’m genuinely fascinated by your IP limit strategy in the Original Recipe RCL. You’re .2 IP from the limit and for now keeping only two pitchers on your roster! I imagine you’re waiting for the right moment to strike with a full contingent of starters, preferably when others have reached the limit and dumped their good pitchers? Am I guessing this right?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  DrEasy
10 days ago

Well, I don’t think I will be able to wait for others to dump their good pitchers. I assume the top teams will hold to get all the starts they can from their best, plus several teams aren’t making any moves so they won’t be helping me. Just hoping for a good day where I can find 5 or 6 to use.

In the FCL on Saturday I used 6 SPs (not at the limit though) and had a lot of luck (42 K/1.75/0.78), so that’s what I’m hoping for. I know I’m more likely to score 4.50/1.25 ratios though, but it is beautiful when it works.

DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

Makes sense, I will be keeping an eye! :)