“When you come through Ellis Island with a whole boatload of Nootbaars, do you go to immigration or declare them with VAT?” That’s me talking to myself while watching Lars Nootbaar with a game-saving catch for Alex Reyes and the Cards, and securing the win for Adam Wainwright (8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.10). Adam Wainwright has a 3.10-ish ERA across the past two seasons. Suddenly, every MLB hitter vs. Wainwright is Carlos Beltran. After the game, Wainwright said, “I would’ve thrown a complete game but I remembered we paid a cab driver $2500 to take Lane Thomas to Washington, and I thought that it was really clever how we paid the cabbie, so I was reading a Wiki-How to sign up for Venmo during the 9th, i.e., I was distracted.” Fair enough, Wainwright! He honestly doesn’t need to do much more. Outside of Zack Wheeler, I don’t think anyone is throwing 200 IP this year, but Wainwright is actually in the conversation at 162 2/3 IP. On the Player Rater, he’s in the hunt for a top 15 starter season, and, excuse me, while I kick myself in the shins. That’s exactly the type of bargain-basement draft pick that makes all the difference in deep leagues. People (yours truly, included) out there chasing upside, and Wainwright chaperoning fantasy teams to first place, and putting the prom in promised land. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer. Au Shizz!

Gregory PolancoPirates placed him on waivers, because they were told, “You can’t place your whole team on waivers, you have to choose one player.”

Luis Patino – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.53. The thin layer on Luis shows he’s only 21 years old, even if he has the maturity of much older pitcher. Wait, that’s a patina, not Patino. Ignore! I streamed Patino on Saturday — thanks, Streamonator! — and Streamonator hates his next one.

Nelson Cruz – Hit the Covid IL. The Rays will likely need to do contract tracing to Nelson’s Saturday night bingo games, the store where they sell Life Alert and his grandson’s choir practice.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.71. White Sox’s division is such a goof. They might be the only ones with a .500+ record. What does this have to do with anything? White Sox seem like they’re in playoff-mode, which isn’t great for guys resting, and coasting. By the by, Coasting is what they should call surf music.

Reynaldo Lopez – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 1.86. Kinda loving Rey-Lo, but yesterday’s game in Tampa wasn’t a good matchup. Streamonator likes his next, and as long as he’s in the rotation, I’d grab him.

Reid Detmers – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.11. Detmers’s got a 7.11 ERA and picking him up off waivers means taking a Big Gulp.

Triston McKenzie – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.83, has now only allowed three hits across the last fifteen innings. Strong Bean needs to setup his sticks and take a picture of whatever he’s done recently and repeat, repeat, repeat all of next year. Possible? *emoji that looks puzzled and eats soup with a fork* I don’t know. Maybe, prolly not. These last few starts give hope, and if he’s available anywhere, I’d go back in on him.

Cal Quantrill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.04. So, Cal beat SoCal. Send the title to print! Get me a cigar! We’re properly *hang loose sign* Cal-ibrated. After Plesac bombed out this year, and Quantrill replaced him as the Guardian to have, who’s next year? *looks at a stickman drawing* Sorry, no one’s coming to mind. *sees two twigs from Blair Witch wearing a Cleveland jersey* Still nothing. *watches the Slenderman* Oh, Triston McKenzie! Yeah, maybe.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.19. 2020 was scary. Not a good year for Ed-Rod. Was concerned for him. Sent thought bubbles into the air wishing him well this year, but was out. Not wanting to draft him. No way, Hosea, worst winner of Top Chef. But I didn’t want his career derailed. Can you imagine drafting him next year? Uh, yeah, that ain’t happening here.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Kneels down to talk to a young boy, points towards the stands, “Timmy, there goes a Wong dong.” Cancel police bust through the doors, showing their badges.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Clapton’s H2H fantasy team named, “Lo-Cain,” lost another week 1-12, but that was more because he wasted all 500 moves on picking up Ryan Sherriff, then immediately dropping him.

Carter Kieboom – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Without lifting a finger of research to see if this is true, I wonder if because the Nats are actively starting Alcides Escobar and Lane Thomas that the bases are empty for Kieboom, so pitchers are like, “Here’s a fastball, do whatever you want.”

Keegan Thompson – 4 IP, 2 ER, 2.42, as he was recalled from the minors. This was a good matchup and the results were still yawnstipating. Still Keegan Thompson is doing better than whatever the guy who played Kel is doing.

Nicky Lopez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 18th steal, hitting .282. He has ten steals in August and I’m typing up this blurb without the use of my fingers.

Carlos Hernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.97. Hard slider, decent curve and a 98 MPH heater that he runs up to 101, and I’m not talking the California freeway. Not putting on my black belt to join the Chuck chorus, nor am I there to enter the dragging to say this was vs. the Cubs, so it means nothing. I’m intrigued, y’all! Not fully sold, but not ignoring him anymore, either. Might put down a stream or two on his next start vs. the M’s, even though the Streamonator hates him.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-4 and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .268, and in the leadoff slot again as the Reds think a baseball season is one long palindrome and we’re nearing the end of April again as we march towards, uh, March. These two dingers were Naquin’s fourth homers in the last five games, so Aristedes Naquino is back and should be grabbed (if available, um, dur).

Vladimir Gutierrez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.68. His peripherals are so gnarly, that it wouldn’t be my team where I was Putin, Vlad.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. Moistasskiss! That gives a bunch of abandoned-for-fantasy-football teams a much needed homer!

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.35. I like him, you like him, blabbity-blabbity-burp. Marlins need to trade one of their twelve great starters for a bat this offseason, otherwise the Ng in the GM’s office will stand for “not good.” Though, as Podcaster Geoff mentioned to me, it would be cool (from a real baseball standpoint) to see the Marlins piggyback all their starters. Not great for fantasy. Imagine Edward Cabrera coming in for innings 5-9 after Pablo Lopez? Drool.

Touki Toussaint – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Something just inherently wrong about 3.69. A 2.69 works, and a 4.69 is fine, if a little Caligula-esque. 3.69 is a lie.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games. Teams better hope they don’t see the Braves in the playoffs, because if they get a hot Soler, Joc, Ozzie, Duvall, Riley, Freeman and Dansby, they’re gonna eat. Even without Tildaddy!

John Means – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Meh, fine, solid bounce back, but I’m still out. For the rest of the season, tee bee aitch.

Taylor Widener – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 5 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.34. I activated Widener in one league for this start in Coors, without realizing it wasn’t in Arizona. In conclusion, it’s better to be lucky than having even a modicum of sense.

Daulton Varsho – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. Have no real problems with David Peralta, but the Dbags know what they have with him. That they haven’t played Varsho every day in the outfield for the last three months shows you how terrible their team decisions are. Dbags and the Colorado Suckies are two of the worst teams for personnel decisions. Don’t worry, Rangers, I’m not forgetting you, I’m just choosing to focus on this game.

Kevin Gausman – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.47. 95% of starters right now are like Wesley Snipes, getting screwed when they’re taxed.

Logan Webb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.84. Just gave you my Logan Webb fantasy. It had no problem walking over a pyramid of crates.

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.84, but lost the win because AJ. Puk’d up the lead, and, well, the Giants can’t lose, like, Parker Lewis.

David Price – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.82. Man, this guy has become some bleh.

Kenta Maeda – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.66. Just…*barely able to lift head, with last breath*…Can’t-a Maeda.

Diego Castillo – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. At the deadline, the Rays traded Rich Hill and Diego Castillo. Good luck to the Twins for the prospects they got for Nelson Cruz! I’m sure they’re gonna work out great! Any hoo! I’ve been Steckenrider or die for a while now because of them sweet vultures cricling above the Mariners’ saves. Paul Sewald is there too, and he’s actually been better, but might be too good, and used in high leverage situations before the ninth inning. Ya dig? No, Graveman’s now on the Astros.

Logan Gilbert – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 5.16. Gilbert got fried.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer. After the game, Kyle zoomed with his parents so they could show him some of Corey’s best groundouts of the past few days.

Ty France – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .292. Shotgunning my Bud, waving my American flag, screaming, “Freedom flies!”

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.94. Remember that 2.94 number because if Framber has a bad September, I could see going back and recounting his ERA towards the tail end of August.

Alex Bregman – Supposedly about to be activated from the IL. “Hello, Astros’ front office, I was wondering if it’s possible to ask Alex a question? Who am I? Um…Well, I roster Mike Trout in a fantasy league–Hello? Don’t hang up! I’m just wondering if Alex saw Mike Trout anywhere! Hello? Hello? Ugh.”

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.94. Brooke Burke could get one strikeout slow-pitching against Meatloaf, Dan Cortese and Mario Lopez, so that’s sad, but Streamonator liked this start. It doesn’t like his next one, though I’d prolly stream him anyway.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer, his 500th homer. Can remember when Miggy was Juan Soto with everyone talking about how he was a generational talent and so young, and in conclusion:  We old.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3 and his 25th and 26th homer, hitting .247. Check out this Khris Davis imposter!

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (8). Surprised to see him run that much, guess that’s how Jerry Tomato can *pinkie to mouth* ketchup.

Aaron Nola – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.33. That *motions wildly to Nola’s pitching line* That’s what I expect every start. Where was that this year?

Kyle Gibson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.06. This is what kind of year it’s been. Nola does that, and that that is good, but Gibson does this and this is that better.

Alec Bohm – Optioned to Triple-A. Sure, especially when you have another great option like….um….Ronald Torreyes, the Mike Schmidt of the Torreyes household. The Phillies didn’t allow Alec Bohm to field questions on the demotion in fear he’d make an error. *stares out across the horizon, mushroom cloud billows up* Hey, look that’s 100% of people who had Bohm dropping him. Not sure why Bohm’s power was diffused this year, maybe they cut the wrong wire. Should’ve known there was something wrong when his parents named him Alec when the ridiculously obvious Adam was right there. Did you people not collect Garbage Pail Kids? Then I don’t trust you, nor your child, and I could’vs been out on him. Was so obvious! *smacks self, turns to mirror* I’d give you another, Grey Albright, if you weren’t so cute. My Bohm shares have to be down there with my prop bet future bet on Travis Shaw winning the MVP in 2019. Actually, that’s his new name for me, Alec “Travis Shaw for MVP” Bohm.

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Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

Would you drop IKF for Varsho at C?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Justin Ralph
11 months ago

look up a few inches.

Martinr Rostoker
Martinr Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

I have Bryon Buxton on IL. When he comes off IL who would you drop from the following list?

Pavin Smith
LaMonte Wade
Andrew McCuthchen
Kris Bryant
Robbie Grossman

Thanks for all your help!

Martin

Sandman
Sandman
11 months ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up.

Varsho or IKF ROS? Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey,

Would u drop stammen for Loaisiga?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

If Ynoa about Manoah, you get 2 quality starts!

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Lasagna has some nasty sinkers. Last one was 99 mph!

JC
JC
11 months ago

I need an OF who is not platooned. We have ten hitting categories so getting on base in any fashion is good. Power or SBs are a bonus. Who would you select for the next two weeks:

Odubel
Mateo
Happ
Carlson
Baddoo

Jefe
Jefe
11 months ago

Excellent write up! Naquin, Meyers or Seager? At Catcher, stick with IKF or Zunino?

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

I did well yesterday with Cal Quantrill and Webb.

Cleveland’s Cal’s next start is against Boston at Fenway. Would you start him?

Webb’s next start is on the road at Atlanta. I was going to start him. Do you agree?

Thanks for all your help!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

Bbboston
Bbboston
11 months ago

Grey,

AL only 5×5 12- team roto league.
Im in the hunt and at spoiler t where I need to focus on categories, but in general could find value in any upgrades….. AND COULD USE ANOTHER QUALITY SP. would you do this deal:? I would essentially be trading a Barnes for Kaprielan. Barnes just looks like he’s off the rails

Barnes and Cobb for Kaprielan and Turnbull

hankp
hankp
11 months ago

Grey
Which two would you rather have ROS in a 14 team 5×5. Edward Cabrera, Logan Gilbert, Carrasco. Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Is Haase injury just a few days (he can return Thursday)? If so, how would he compare with Garver?

Also, earlier you said I should save my moves and stick with Givens. But forgetting the move aspect (and I realize Cincy bullpen situation is unclear), how would you rank: Colome, Sewald, and Givens.

Thanks for all the help you give me (and others).

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

Hey Grey!

I picked up Nicky Lopez to fill a few gaping holes in my lineup this week. Seeing Verdugo smash today makes me wonder if I should grab him instead while he is still on waivers in my shallow 5×5 cat league. He has definitely slowed down, but he still kills righties. Is he worth the grab ROS or just hot this week with the matchups? Renfroe also available. I have Tapia on the IL so steals are more of a bonus than needed ROS.

Also wtf is David Bell doing? Givens killed it in the 9th and then he throws him in the next day in the 8th and he gets destroyed. Who do you like out of Bednar, Clippard, Sewald for saves? (I am picturing you with a blindfold and a dartboard with their names on it right now)

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

hahaha

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

Perfect – that’s what I was attempting to ask. Thank you. I knew you would get it regardless of my verbal diarrhea.

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

Ok 1 follow-up… Verdugo or Pollock ROS – best overall.

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

Thanks! Have a great evening

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Which SP stands the best chance of helping me in my 12 team H2H playoffs? Reynaldo Lopez, Carlos Hernandez, Miles Mikolas, or Edward Cabrera? Thanks!

JC
JC
11 months ago

1. Maybe this happens every year and I was oblivious to it. The it being RP getting torched every game. Thanks Matt Barnes.

2. Cease at Jays seems like an obvious sit but Toronto has not hit well in weeks. Thoughts?

3. WSox resting players is a i Vern as you noted. I have Abreu and Cesar (who has been cold since the trade). Would you ditch Cesar for one of De La Cruz, Mateo, Carlson, McCormick, Happ?

4. Given the WSox issue and his bad knee, would you drop Yasmani for Haase (also hurt) Garver, Alfaro, Nola or Kelly?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

My bad. I own Eovaldi not Barnes. The latter cost me a win. It is like I left an entire sentence out last comment. Sorry!

Lots of talk about SPs and arm strength issues due to last year. Wondering if we are seeing the same thing with RPs?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

I have 3 moves left (thru Sunday) and need to decide if I should drop Givens (since Antone coming back tomorrow). David Bell (yuk) says Givens will remain closer — I assume that means (for at least today!). Possible FAs are Colome; Sewald, and Steckenrider.
1. Please rank “ROS”: Givens, Colome, Sewald, and Steckenrider.

2. My current thinking is to save my moves for a few days — stay with Givens (since Cincy is getting save opportunities). Agreed?

BTW, Barnes wasn’t that terrible today. He did give up 4 hits but should have been only 1.
Shaw muffed a hard grounder (ruled Hit); Shaw overran a foul ball (no error) prior to a hit; and Arroyo dropped a relay on a DP (ruled hit).

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Better streamer
Houck home vs Twins or
Gomber at Cubs

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
11 months ago

What’s good Grey? Although not a very impressive stat line, Detmers did incur 15 swinging strikes for a 36%CSW in only 3.2 innings pitched. I think he’s going to be pretty good once he gets a little more acclimated to the MLB level. Moved pretty quickly through the Angles farm system.

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Would u start Kyle Hendricks home vs Rockies?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team 5×5 roto

Do you like any of these upcoming streams?
– Kikuchi v. KC ($14.8)
– Corbin @ Mia ($10.7)
– Wood @ NYM ($6.8)

Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie
11 months ago

With Grisham being platooned lately, and generally uninspiring otherwise, would you dump him for Nicky Lopez as a bench bat?
tx

packers2018
packers2018
11 months ago

Barnes has turned me against the Red Sox. Hope they don’t make the playoffs. Cost me a badly needed pitching win from Eovaldi. F Him!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
11 months ago

Hey Grey, happy Monday! Easy one this week…I’m officially and totally done with Matt Barnes for the year. Pls rank the possible SAGNOFs:

Steckenrider, Barlow, Lorenzen, Loaisiga

Thanks!

Jerome Bishop
Jerome Bishop
11 months ago

Josh Donaldson was dropped in my 12 team h2h. Is he worth a flier/flyer? Thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Edward Cabrera getting the call;

would you drop anyone on my roster (below) for him:

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Adolis
UTL: A. Rosario, Avisail Garcia
BN: Kepler

SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, Price, Odorizzi, T. Rogers, Ynoa
RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, Romano

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Awesome, thanks again (cutting bait on Rogers…still no clue when he’s coming back and if he’ll even go deeper than 4IP’s).

John Kruk's Mullet
John Kruk's Mullet
11 months ago

Dearest Boston Red Sox

Please stop batting Verdoogz 8th.

Sincerely,
Everyone

dubjay
dubjay
11 months ago

Hey Grey,
Just grabbed TDA to try to shore up my catcher position. Then he went on paternity leave. Would you rather Varsho ROS? Seems like he is only playing every second day but making the most of it when he does.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Ha! Nicely done. Thats exactly what I was thinking. Im in first coasting to the playoffs. Can afford to wait on TDA, Bregman, Rodon, Bieber, Tucker AND Trout. Including Acuna, thats 5 of my 10 keeper on the IL. UGH

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like from these guys for ratios (era/whip) only?

jomo – @ atl, @ oak
castillo – @ mil

thanks!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
11 months ago

think JoMo can get a QS today @ ATL? SON has it at $4.5 but only 5 innings w/ a 3.95 era

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Julio Urias comes back tomorrow
Have to drop 1 SP
Touki or Montas

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks, that’s what I figured
Also, would you drop Brinson for Baddoo tomorrow
His hot streak ended
Thanks again

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Alps
11 months ago

Touki. Montas has been lights out for over a month now.

zombie
zombie
11 months ago

Last regular season week and battling. Miami’s Edward Cabrera called up to start Tuesday against the Nats. Lines him up for @Mets next Tuesday. Take a chance on him over fellow meh-ish but full o’promise Detmers or Hauck? Or, really same diff? Thanks!

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Lots of us desperate lately. Thanks again, for the counsel.

Wake Up
11 months ago

How many teams used a traditional closer role this year?

5 to 10?

That leaves 20 teams already out on the Save. The Win goes next. Then almost all pitchers only go once through the order.

Imagine McClanahan going 3 IP 3 times a week instead of 5IP twice.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Amed Rosario is 54% owned in ESPN, but 100% in RCLs. Razzballers (your moms term) are the smartest!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
11 months ago

My Alec Bohm theory: Ruben Amaro jr is still somehow employed as a part time tv broadcaster for the Phillies. The team fired the GM who replaced him this offseason. Now Amaro is allowed around the clubhouse more, and he’s giving Bohm advice. Ruin Tomorrow jr. is back again!!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
11 months ago

Hello Gray

Mackenzie or Webb for ROS?

I’m looking to trade a mid round pick to get some more pitching

Thanks Boss

ERad
ERad
11 months ago

Adam Wainwright is my ace and the year is 2021

Getting ready for H2H playoffs in 2 weeks and cutting the fat on my roster – it’s a keep forever league so I’ve held onto Ke’Bryan Hayes all year (10th round) – but I’m reaching the point where I don’t even know if he’ll make the cut. We keep 6 – here are my definites:

Vlad (25th)
Judge (23rd)
Ketel Marte (26th)
Bieber (9th)
Freddy P (18th)

Then the last one would either be Hayes (10th), Olson (3rd), or Gallo (12th)

Almost feels like Olson is the pick, despite the early round – whatcha think?

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Olson is just so dreamy

Who ya like between Hayes or Gallo in keep forever?

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Nah, just bored

Crushed the regular season thanks to your mustache, which pays out $450 – up 24 games with 2 weeks left to go

Will fax you a $1!

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Amed Rosario went 6 for 8 this weekend with 3 runs, 2 hrs and 3 rbis.ribs. great BUY!

Alan2112
Alan2112
11 months ago

Hi Grey,
Do think JD Davis gets his playing time cut this week with Lindor coming back?
My other options at 3B are A. Riley (only 5 games this week) and P. Wisdom.

Alan2112
Alan2112
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

Boomer19
Boomer19
11 months ago

Good day Grey.
In a really tight roto race. Need wins without blowing up my ratios this week. Do I start Jordan Montgomery @atl and @oak or Kikuchi vs KC?

Michael b
Michael b
11 months ago

There are some good players on the waivers in my 12 team h2h categories league, some are injured, taking into consideration when they will be back from injury if the one you pick is injured, are any of these players worth adding over someone already in my lineup, also should I move anyone from my bench into my lineup?
C: omar narvaez
1b: freddie Freeman
2b: Jonathan schoop
3b:kebryan hayes
ss: Trevor story
2b/ss: nick solak (just added when he was called up and scored twice)
1b/3b: josh bell
Of: mike yastrzecanha, mark canha, adolis Garcia, max Kepler, odubel Herrera (recently added)
Utility: nicky lopez (added recently, his repeated multi steal games and 8 in the last 7 was just too tempting to not add)

Bench: justin Turner, Jared kelenic, mike moustakas, dylan Carlson (may be back as soon as Tuesday) travis d’arnaud
IL: cavan biggio, Diego Castillo, ian anderson

Now the people on the waivers: gio urshela, adalberto mondesi, gleyber Torres, ian happ, austin hays, didi gregorius, Santander, justin Upton, david peralta, Luis brinson, Christian Walker, Conner joe, abraham toro, daulton varsho, Brandon belt, jo adell, jarren duran, yandy diaz, corey Dickerson.

My teams needs: general offensive production, any of these players that produce strong numbers in runs, Homers, or steals I could use, my team isnt in the winners bracket yet but it’s close, I’m in need of an offensive boost in really any category, so if anyone available is a difference maker in any category I could benefit from them

ray
ray
11 months ago

“I’d go McKenzie over Josiah

Rodgers”

Wow, even with Triston in Fenway? Sox 766 OPS vs RP, Marlins 680. Triston is must start for you now?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

So sorry, it is in Cleveland, my bad…doing million things at once

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Is Triston must start for you?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I think I am benching Guasman if he sucks against Mets again this week

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Morning Grey & Happy National Cuban Sandwich Day (Just found my lunch plans!!)

Jesus Luzardo is lined up to make 2 positive-SON $ starts this week. he’s available in 2 of my leagues.

Would you pick him up & if so, who would you drop (Rosters below – both redraft leagues):

Team 1:
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: W. Franco
OF: Franmil Reyes, Adolis, Wisdom
UTL: Jazz
BN: Brinson, B. Rodgers

SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Means, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Z. Thompson
RP: Chapman, Kennedy, C. Green

League 2:
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Adolis
UTL: A. Rosario, Avisail Garcia
BN: Kepler

SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, Price, Odorizzi, T. Rogers, Ynoa
RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, Romano

Thanks in advance & apologies for the long post

Steeve
Steeve
11 months ago

Top 3 keepers:
Quantrill, J Gray, Megill, Toussaint, Lynch

Steeve
Steeve
Reply to  Steeve
11 months ago

Also Guterriez in mix

Steeve
Steeve
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks, it’s a deep league with 260$ budget, not a mock draft league… 10 protections/year with +5$… it’s the reason to try a cheap young player to save money

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the these guys this week?

Gausman – @ nym
Jomo – @ atl, @ oak
Houck – vs min, @ cle
Marco Gon – @oak, vs kc

Thanks!

ashtray
ashtray
11 months ago

Speaking of Edward Cabrera, are you grabbing in all leagues with his call-up being announced?

Russ
Russ
11 months ago

Whats Up Grey

Top 2 bats for the week of these options:

Connor Joe: 6 games [email protected], [email protected]
Hunter Dozier: 7 games [email protected], [email protected]
Jake Meyers: 6 games 3vsKC, [email protected]

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
11 months ago

I could use a ROS SP with 7 Adds left for season.

Would you own Civale, Efflin, AND Gallen ROS?

I intend to hold them and just sit where necessary.

Thanks!!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Any love for a returning Solak? Apparently he let the pressure of playing outweigh the joy of having fun….and he over-compensated for watching pitches instead of actually swinging for them, therefore he was late. Not sure what to believe honestly. I try not to buy into much of 2020, but his counting stats aren’t necessarily that great, but he’s got consistent double digit powering the minors and some speed.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Here’s the source from where I read that.

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2021/08/22/finding-joy-in-baseball-could-be-key-to-nick-solak-locking-down-long-term-role-with-rangers/

Were they merely trying to justify his problems? I really don’t know what to make of his early season struggles to be honest.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
11 months ago

Matt Olson has slowed down hitting .234 the last 30 days.

In a standard roto redraft would you take Votto or Olson ROS?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Let’s Play Two
11 months ago

Buy low on Olson if you can. K% around the same. xBA slightly down.

That said, what Votto is doing is incredible.

Gary C
11 months ago

ESPN points, this week only…Please rank top 4

Gallen @ Phil
Elieser Hernandez vs Wash
Reynaldo Lopez vs Cubs
Patino @ Balt
Means vs TB
Cortes @ Oak
McHugh @Phil (2), @ Balt (3) ….guy seems to generate a lot of points in his role

Thanks for all your help!

Gary C
11 months ago

Do you think Luis Gil joins the Yankees rotation down the stretch? Stashable?

Thanks

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Collection of decent options at SP for the upcoming week.

2-start Gausman – @NYM ($9.1) and vMIL (18.3)
2-start Sale – vMIN (13.6) and @TB (25.2)
2-start Ryu – vCHW (4.7) and vBAL (11.5)
2-start Snell – vLAD (7.1) and @ARI (8.5
2-start Kikuchi – vKC (14.8) vHOU (4.6)
1-Start Price – vCOL (18.6)
1-start Manoah – @DET (12.1)
1-start Cease – vCHC (18.6)
1-start Urias – vCOL (28.7)

1) Can’t start them all (max 8). Which one definitely sits?

2) but probably only start 7 – Which is the other guy to sit?

3) If I choose to start 6 (probably not, but saves also tight) – Who is the third guy out.

Thanks for all your help this year. Clinging to first place.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
11 months ago

Good day FM Lothario,

10 team, h2h- playoffs start in 2 weeks. Escobar down with a hammy; it didn’t look good on video, he is being sent for MRI but since they don’t play til Tuesday there probably won’t be news, especially before the noon weekly add drop lock today with the early game. He has also been fairly cold over the last month.

Nicky Lopez and Enrique Hernandez available, robots like the latter a lot more based on matchups . Would you make the switch and straight drop Escobar to start either this week?

Also, still holding Trevor Rogers? Return still unclear and running out of time for him to ramp back up, might be tough to trust him in my QS league where innings per start matter in the playoffs.

Thanks!

Wudaben
Wudaben
11 months ago

Need to choose between Mahle and Manoah in my H2H Points league.

Mahle @MIL ((Burnes) @MIA
Manoah CHW (Lynn) @DET

Or I could start a 1 start:

Sale vs MIN

I was leaning Manoah but it’s a toss up

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

The other extreme is a bunch of guys who have outperformed their predictive stats like wainwright and many others. All i am saying is that they haven’t been all that predictive for me this year. The guys who have over performed, I stayed away and it bit me. I acquired several who continue to underperform because I thought they’d normalize and it also bit me. While predictive stats are not perfect, I am questioning their validity.

Eddie
Eddie
11 months ago

Would you drop Snell or kikuchi for McKenzie

10 team redraft

Cats wins era saves whip k/bb k/9 quality starts

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Erod’s fip and xfip still look much better than he has done even after that bad start vs Texas. 65% strand rate sticks out. The predictive stats have burned me this year with several guys I own. I am convinced the only reason he pitched poorly in that start was because I streamed him in a 10 teamer looking for an easy win.

Uno Mas Cerveza
Uno Mas Cerveza
11 months ago

Good call on the White Sox shutting people down. Anderson might play 10 games the rest of the year. Hope the rest of my league gets distracted by Fantasy football while I plug in IKF 5 days a week

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
11 months ago

Morning!

Replace any of these:

Cease @ TOR vs CHC $18.5
Kikuchi vs KC $8.3
Wood @ NYM $7.9
Fried vs SF $3.3
McClanahan @ BAL -> for some reason, the robot does not see this start; the robot has no start for McClanahan this week

with either of these:

Ynoa vs NYY $2.2 -> no second start because Atlanta gets Wednesday AND Thursday off. i can’t remember the last time i saw consecutive days off on a schedule
S. Gray @ MIL $3.8

Start a 7-game J. Rojas over a possibly COVID-stricken, 5-game N. Cruz?

thanks

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

much appreciated

BAC
BAC
11 months ago

11 team 5×5 OBP

Streamonator not digging Lynn (-4.5 @ Tor) or Marco Gonzales (@Oak, -6.6). You starting? Need wins and K’s without killing ratios.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Antone likely activated tomorrow. Is Givens still the desired Cincy closer?

Would you be picking up Ian Anderson near his expected activation? Or will he likely be a 3-inning guy for 1st few starts?

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
11 months ago

Hey Mr. Grey,
I wish you sold on Yelich a couple of months ago! He had a ‘Rendon’ like weekend. (2Hr, 7rbi and 1sb) He can’t make up for the crappy year he had, but it was a nice boost.

Maybe you can please tell us to drop Story before the end of the year? Please?

Peace!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

My first two picks in this year’s draft, and yet I’m still in it, if only…

Wake Up
11 months ago

Not only will the Marlins do that but all pitchers will be throwing 3-4 innings soon.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
11 months ago

Lil Jon must be a fantasy baseballer based on “Get Low”

3-6-9 damn you fine
Touki wont you sock it to me one more time
Get low, get low get low get low (talking about Nate Lowe I’m guessing)

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
11 months ago

Also, pick up Nicky Lopez or Jazz? Thanks!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
11 months ago

*Ty France, Nicky Lopez, or Jazz?

Jason Scherff
Jason Scherff
11 months ago

So is Vlad Gutierrez a guy worth picking up if available?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Jason Scherff
11 months ago

Potential next opponents:

@ Mia
vs Det
@ Cubs
@ Pit

Wake Up
11 months ago

Lo-Cain is a big Johnny Depp you tee fan apparently…

Jason Schergg
Jason Schergg
11 months ago

So is Vlad Gutierrez a guy worth picking up if available?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Jason Schergg
11 months ago

Potential next opponents:

@ Mia
vs Det
@ Cubs
@ Pit

McZero
McZero
11 months ago

Should I drop Rodgers to pick up Toro?

Hesh
Hesh
11 months ago

H2H points league 2 of these 3 SP’s Ynoa vs Yankees, Quantril vs Red Sox, Gutierrez @ Miami. Thanks in advance.

ray
ray
11 months ago

Grey, First week of post season….here is my rotation:

Ray vs CHW, Gausman @NYM, Nola vs AZ, Castillo @ MIL, Josiah Gray @MIA, Megill vs SF, vs WASH, Kikuchi vs KC

Bench: Trsiton McKenzie vs Bos, Houck vs Min @CLE, Rasmussen @PHI, Suarez vs TB, vs AZ and Ynoa vs NYY

Any suggested changes?

Finally, Brendan Rodgers [email protected], [email protected], Brantley 3vs KC, [email protected], and Rojas [email protected], [email protected]

Which one of three do you sit? I am sitting Rodgers for now, but tempted to sit Brantley…been cold of late.

Thanks, man

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Grey!!

Good call on sitting Josiah. I was shocked when I discovered…

a. He’s allowed 11 HR in 6 games… 4 allowed in 2 games with LAD and 7 allowed in 4 games with WAS.
b. ALL OF THEM WERE SOLO SHOTS!!! ALL OF THEM!!!!
c. I will never go near him again!!

Cheers,
Ante

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Not going to talk about Gallen in Colorado? Sunuvabench went 7 innings, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks and a Quality Start!

peterpumpkineater
peterpumpkineater
11 months ago

Finally cut the cord on Bohm… not bad for $18! SMH…

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

Last ditch effort to get in my playoff race, would you please advise which starters to use in this weeks games?
1. catcher- Stassi – 5 games or Varsho- 7 games
2. Please pick 2
infield- Farmer- 6 games, Walsh- 5 games, Nicky Lopez- 7 games, Happ- 6 games
3. Please pick 2
outfield- Wade- 6 games, Bellinger- 6 games, Grisham- 5 games, Rooker- 6 games
Thank you sir!!

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week.

I’ve got three moves this week, don’t have to use them all but figured I’d probably try to pick up a 2-start pitcher or at least a decent matchup pitcher. Brinson has really cooled the last week and I feel like I already have too many OF’s (still foolishly hoping I can get some late stats from Yelich – not to bad past week, sexy Sat game)

WIRE

HIT – J. Soler, F. Schwindel, K. Wong, N. Lopez, M. Canha, T. Wade, A. Benintendi, J. Candelario, I. Happ, E. Hosmer, A. Dickerson, A. Duvall, R. Grossman, C. Kieboom, B. Dalbec,

PIT – C. Archer (@BAL), L. Patino (@BAL), N. Cortes (@OAK), K. Bubic (@SEA), K. Freeland (@LAD). R. Suarez (TB, ARI – 2 start), A. Gomber (@ChC), M. Minor (@HOU), Z. Davies (COL), C. Hernandez

RP – J. Romano, C. Green, M. Givens, D. Willaims, A. Colome, G. Soto, J. Barlow

My team:
C – G. Sanchez
1B – J. Votto
2B –K. Marte
3B – J. India
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – M. Straw
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – T. Hernandez
RF – C. Yelich
Util – S. Marte
BN – L. Brinson
BN – T. Mancini
BN – M. Conforto
IL – G. Torres (IL)

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – S. Ohtani
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – M. Fried
BN – J. Means
BN – T. Mahle
BN – J. Odorizzi (@Tex)
IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
IL – A. Civale (IL)
Thanks, Marv

trick dad
trick dad
11 months ago

3.69? damn you fine

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Would you start any of these two today? Points league

Daniel Lynch @ HOU
Senzatela @ CHC

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  eballs
11 months ago

Probably Senzy

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

hey man hope you had a nice weekend! My wife went to what she said was a boring girls weekend so I had lots of time to play video games…. Fantastic!! Poor girl… all her friends are boring parents now. Is there a law that says if you have a kid you can no longer do anything fun??

She needs more of my style of friend single weird addicted to something, but hilarious and wacky!

Anyway a fantasy baseball question I guess I have to sit in weekly one of Riley (5 game week vs some tough pitching) Jazz (hot boy) Franimal (how hungry is he)

Thanks!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

they are both 6 games. haha prevent bordem by adding baseball… I dont think Im going to suggest that

bigbear
bigbear
11 months ago

Wanderland! He’s on the right path to my heart!

Starting Bundy @ Bal? J/k! I’m only taking bats in that game…