They say he’s the greatest Orioles catcher ever. They say the greatest catcher prospect since Yogi Berra. They are talking about Matt Wieters. “They” are Keith Law. He’s not the only one. I went back to the 2009 prospect guys to see what people were saying about Matt Wieters and found, “Has the power of Mark Teixeira,” and “a bat so potent he could be a two-time batting champion and one of the game’s biggest stars in almost two years.” Okay, I lied, those are all Keith Law quotes! Good for baseball that Wieters wasn’t its biggest star. Others were just as complimentary to Wieters with Kevin Goldstein, who got a job with the Astros and now the Twins said, “Wieters, Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz are can’t miss.” They had great things to say about Matt LaPorta too. Who? Not sure, I think Matt LaPorta is French for doormat. From that draft alone, there was no mention of Madison Bumgarner, Giancarlo, Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, or even Travis d’Arnaud, all guys drafted after Wieters and LaPorta. Why mention any of this? Just tamping down Adley Rutschman enthusiasm with this hype-cleaver. That’s my Tamp-ax! Wait, maybe it’s not a good idea to say that. So, this is a weird way to start a post where I say I’d absolutely pick up Adley Rutschman in every league. Killing enthusiasm with my Tampax. Yikes, need to stop saying that. The Tampax (this is not a sponsored post, by the way) is simply to stop up hype that Rutschman will be a top five catcher as soon as he’s called up. I don’t think he will, but he could be. Think 15 HRs and .280 for four months. It’s irrelevant what he was even doing in the minors. He was ready two years ago. He’s worth adding in all leagues if you’re struggling at catcher, Tampax be damned. Period. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Jeffrey Springs – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.32. Rays just swab the inside of Nolan Ryan’s mouth once a quarter, and make a few new aces in a New Mexico lab. If you don’t think this is true, then you’re living in a naive dreamscape. Rays are the only team I know that can invent new aces from relievers who have lost two miles on their fastball. Hope springs Springs, apparently. He’s getting by with pinpoint command, that he’s never shown before, so it could leave him just as fast, but even the Streamonator liked Saturday’s O’s start, and hates his next, and I agree.
Andrew Kittredge – Went to the IL, and Brooks Raley got the last few saves, so. Dot dot dot. Cash used Brooks in the 5th inning, yesterday, and might use him in the 9th in the next game or any inning in-between. Or maybe I should say–Pun police knock the door off hinges, “DON’T SAY IT?!”–Nothing Raley changes. *thrown to the ground and cuffed* Aren’t you going to read me my…rice? *motioning to my necklace of one rice grain where “Miranda” is written* J.P. Feyereisen might also be in the mix for vulture saves, but this is clearly, uh, unclear, since Feyereisen pitched the 7th on Sunday. Yesterday’s person asked to close the door was whoever was the last guy in the pen.
Isaac Paredes – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in four games. He was in Friday’s Buy, and could be a light schmotato.
Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .267. I know Mountcastle hasn’t been great, but I was wondering if he’s been better than Semien on the Player Rater, and, oh, yeah, just a tad. Semien’s around 800th overall.
Dallas Keuchel – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.60. On the bright side, he’s somehow still in the league. Did he agree to drive Tony La Russa back and forth from Casey’s at the Bar?
Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.00 thru two starts, and this one was in Yankee Stadium. Cueto’s crafty, yo. Had this game on because I was waiting for someone to get beaned and storm the mound, so I watched Cueto and I was kinda glad Judge and Giancarlo merely swung and missed, instead of pulling an oblique going after one of his goofy pitches. Cueto throws like the Road Runner right after running off the cliff. Lots of movement for not a lot of action. Would still use Streamonator for him, but obviously he’s going well right now.
Michael Kopech – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.29. Okay, fine, I’m sorry! But I’m not really. The underlying numbers aren’t close to supporting anything close to a 1.29 ERA.
Tim Anderson – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .359. People talk about clutch performances. They talk about gutsy. They talk about playing through injury. No one talks about turning boos to silence, and it’s phenomenal. It’s never not fantastic.
Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.95. There truly is something to every pitcher who has a homer-allowed problem doing well this year. Don’t put guys on; don’t give up homers; what do you do? I’m adamant.
Aaron Judge – 4-for-8 and his 15th homer. Big boy is so locked in this year, acting like himself, jury and executioner.
Aroldis Chapman – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86. Yankees trying to figure out how they can throw Clay Holmes 130 straight games.
Hunter Greene – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.49. If you started him in Toronto, I appreciate your pants grapes. They are ever-so-big.
Graham Ashcraft – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, in his first major league start, and likely just a spot start for now. Pinged our old prospect writer, Geoff, about guys to stash in NL-Only and his top name was Graham Ashcraft. Before you fall over yourself, I repeat: NL-Only. Everyone is rostered, I was looking for guys who might not be. So, I watched Ashcraft, and I was legit scared for the hitters. He seemed to have no idea where the ball was going, but the few times it was in the zone, hitters had no chance to make contact. Just a monocle for now.
Joey Votto – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. It was around this time Votto got hot last year. June/July Votto?
Alek Manoah – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.62. Mommaoah Mia, what a season so far!
Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. It’s almost like you can pinpoint the exact moment someone said to Story, “Yo, homey, you know the left field fence isn’t an optical illusion. You can hit a pop-up out for a homer.”
Nathan Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.10. One thing can fix any struggling pitcher: Facing the M’s. It’s almost as good as vs. the Orioles. Speaking of which, Streamonator‘s got a surprise for you for Eovaldi’s next start.
Hansel Robles – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.65, and the blown save. When you’re relying on a guy whose name conjures “crummy” during a word association exercise, you need bullpen help.
Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. What I would do to get that from Matt Olson.
Andres Munoz – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.08, as he blew the save, allowing a grand slam to fantasy baseball sleeper from 2011-2021, Franchy Cordero. No one would ever say it, but I wonder if the M’s would actually do well to have a closer in the closer role, and his name rhymes with Haul Griswold
Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.55. More than impressive when you consider he’s lost velocity and spin rate. He’s become a one-pitch pitcher. He’s throwing his slider 40% of the time. That’s more sliders than Vogelbach can handle.
Josh Naylor – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, and picking up right where he left off, so he has 4 homers in the last three games, but separated by about ten days. The breakout continues! Wonder if someone could point Franmil’s head towards Naylor, when he’s batting, to give him a friendly reminder.
Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .207. “Think it’s smart to just wrap him in a carpet, and throw him from the hot-air balloon–Whoa! Hold on! Baez is moving! He’s alive!”
Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 4 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43. Sorry to put this out in the world, but Rodon doesn’t just have bad starts. He has starts when he’s not 100% healthy that aren’t good.
Brandon Belt – Hit the IL with knee inflammation. With a normal team, this would give Darin Ruf more at-bats, but the Giants just invent guys, so watch them turn to Padlo/Papierski/Pauf into something, and I only made-up one of those names, and you have no idea which!
Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.90, and he leads the majors in Quality Starts with eight. I’m well aware of Musgrove’s past year splits, and they’re under advisement for future Sells.
Mike Clevinger – Hit the IL with a triceps strain. Him and Blake Snell share arms, or what? This will give MacKenzie Gore (6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.06) plenty of leash for any mixed league pickup. This is also a classic mention of another player within another blurb to see if people are reading all of this. Unlikely, as there will be at least five comments like, “Wow, Grey, handsome face, but can’t believe you didn’t mention Gore. Big ol’ ball drop by you.”
Manny Machado – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .374. I draft Machado every year, except the one when he’s gonna hit .400!
Justin Steele – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.82. Dealing: 10.4 K/9, 4.6 BB/9, 3.51 xFIP. Throws 92 MPH fastball, leaves butter on his slider, mostly a two-pitch pitcher that has great numbers this year, mostly vs. the Dbags. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start in Cincy, and I have to be honest, nothing I’m seeing here is filling me with confidence.
Patrick Wisdom – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 3rd game in a row, and 2nd game in a row he went back-to-back with Frank Schwindel (1-for-2, 2 runs, 4th homer). The Wischidomel! That sounds like a rabbi with braided payess. The Wischidomel schmotato sounds like a game the rabbis play after dark. “Hey, those gems aren’t uncut!”
Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.59. Ah, nice, just after I drop him in all of my leagues. Very, very nice, enjoying that. Went from owning him to him owning me.
Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.11. He gave up three unearned runs just to make me seem silly for not trusting him. How do I get my starters to only give up unearned runs? Is there a pep talk I can give? Maybe they can hire me on Cameo?
Kyle Garlick – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Fun fact! Anne Rice created the character, Kyle Garlick.
Bailey Ober – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.55, as he was activated from the IL. He was a preseason sleeper, and Streamonator loves his next start, and, grinning like an idiot, I nod.
Jhoan Duran – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.66, and his 3rd save. Likely still Pagan’s job, but Duran’s got a solid grasp on the back-up-fill-in-if-Pagan-falters role.
Brady Singer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.83. Streamonator loved this start, and doesn’t like his next, which will be a real test. Man vs. machine!
Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70. Sonavabench! Also, the Rockies had a streak of 84 straight games with 2+ runs in Coors. They were held to 1 run on Saturday, and a shutout yesterday. Who are these Mets!?
Matthew Liberatore – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, in his 1st start, and optioned back to Triple-A. Rookie pitchers, can’t start them, can’t resist them. They are the most deadly siren.
Steven Matz – Left yesterday’s game with the Pirates after four pitches in a game where the Cards scored 18 runs. Somehow, Matz manages to frustrate even when not doing anything. Matz feels like a final test before they let you graduate anger management.
Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Now has 683 career homers. Would be pretty cool to see him get to 700. Wonder if he gets close in September if he’s grooved a few. According to Meriam-Webster’s dictionary, grooving to Pujols is a wedgie.
Harrison Bader – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he (and Pujols for one of his) took VanMeter deep. Then Jack Suwinski (1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer) and Yoshi Tsutsugo (1-for-2 and his 2nd homer) took Yadier Molina deep. You are living right if you have hitters face position players and get homers. Like your best life, but I wonder if you won’t pay for that later — get hit by lightning or something. Consider karmic retribution and please donate your cheap homers to me.
Jose Urquidy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.24. Interesting, as they say after a Baz Luhrmann movie. Worth a monocle to see if Urquidy can get his strikeout rate up to 8+, but right now it’s still at 6.7 K/9, and kinda meh.
Mookie Betts – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer. Mookie Best!
Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.62. Gonsolin’s peripherals are saying he’s not this good, i.e., still Gonsellin’, if you can get right price.
Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Pretty much the polar opposite of Gonsolin. Call him Anthonyartica and Eflin is Zarctic. Actually, don’t ever say those again. Eflin’s biggest issue is always homers allowed, but, with the dead ball, that might be less of a problem.
Frankie Montas – Hit on his hand by a comebacker, but says he’s fine. There were a few moments of panic in the A’s clubhouse when they thought they couldn’t trade Montas away for pennies on the dollar.
Michael Lorenzen – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.05. He was in Friday’s Buy, as the Streamonator call, and, for that call, I say, “No dur it was vs. the A’s.”
Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Also, in this game, Shohei Ohtani (2-for-5) hit his 9th. They both dedicated their homers to my fantasy teams that only have Taylor Ward.
Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.76. Went over him in this week’s Buy, Sell, Hold. You can see all of them on our Youtube channel <– click this, then click subscribe. It takes two seconds and it could save a life.
Freddy Peralta – 3 IP, 5 ER and headed to the IL with shoulder tightness. Hey, bro…Hey, Mr. Man…Hey, buddy, do you think you could point to your shoulder prior to the game where you give up a shizzton of runs and say, “Ow?”
Tyrone Taylor – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in his last two games. Hot schmotato alert!
Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.60. Ever worried about some of the decisions you’ve made with your keeper team? Well, the Nats are paying Corbin $23 mil this year, $24 mil next year, and $35 mil in 2024. That’s not a typo.
12 team h/h points redraft….start 5 SPers per week my starters
should I trade my Severino for Julio Rodriquez and is it a fair trade ?
I’d take Jul-Rod
Yelich or Witt in a standard roto ROS?
this works esp if you already have naquin as they face like 5/7 lefties coming up and naquin likely to sit for aquino in those.
if you didn’t add goat aquino in deep leagues going into today you best do it in the next few hours before somebody else does.
I need HRs in two different leagues that I have deep pitching. Two possibilities are:
Musgrove for Austin Riley
Ohtani (Pitcher) for Matt Olson
It feels like both pitchers’ stock couldn’t be higher, right? This make sense?
My Shohei (batter) for Wander and K. Bryant?
Aquino batty call!
Oh my god stop are you serious
Oh hell yeah!
Two bombs hahaha
added him in 2 leagues today NL only (with naquin and dropped friedl) and a 16 teamer with a lot of hitting spots. also there are a lot of lefties coming up, so naquin will be getting a lot of benches and aquino a lot of starts. but of course that didn’t go so well last time out. i had streamed him at least 3 other times in that 16’er earlier and probably at least twice in the NL only, got a big fat like 1-25 or worse.
plz rank these 1Bs(OPS & K league) :Voit, N.Lowe. Schwindel .Moose.THX!
How much would you bid for Eflin in a 16 team league out of 100fab?
In the battle of who to replace Freddy peralta; do you recommend Liberatore or Lorenzen. Yes these are the best options haha
@Grey: weekly roto. not sure on the severity of wards injury. who do you start this week?
ward – 2 vs tex, 4 vs tor
franmil – 3 @ hou, 4 @ det (hes been so bad)
yepez – 2 vs tor, 4 vs mil
Who would you BENCH among the following?
Giolito vs. BOS
Sandoval vs. TOR
Carrasco vs. PHI
McClan vs. NYY
None? Bassitt if you have to
Finally, you’ve given us permission to let go of Franmil. Who to replace him with in a 10-team 6×6?
Bader, Naylor, Vaughn, Yaz
Also, would owning Gary Sanchez over Murphy make much of a difference this season?
Thanks! Happy baseball watching.
Naylor —I’d go Murphy hit prolly doesn’t matter
Happy National Lucky Penny Day!
been on a downward trend the past couple weeks, so could use some luck.
Main league, I got both Lewis’ (Royce & Kyle) available. You dropping anyone (roster below) for either/ both?
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
IF: C. Walker
OF: Acuna, Judge, Julio Rodriguez
BN: Blackmon, Mateo
?SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan, M. Gore, Sonny Gray, Ober
RP: Hendricks, T. Rogers (SD), J. Barlow
IL: Heaney, Luzardo
NA (minor league stash spot): R. Contreras
Also, would you drop Connor Joe for Kyle Lewis (another league)?
Thanks as always!!
Take a day, leave a day…I’d stash Kyle over Charlie Blackmon….and lose Joe for him too
Thanks & I’d like to leave the past 2 weeks if i could!
Also, you dropping anyone else on team 1 for Royce Lewis or is he more “meh”?
Haha…I could see losing Mateo for him
OBP League ROS – Seiya Suzuki OR Franmil Reyes?
Have to drop one. Mahle or Rasmussen ?
12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Daily Redraft
Please rank the following ROS:
Ashby, Springs, Wood
Also, please add Kikuchi
1). so Springs over Kikuchi?
2). Or I could keep Kikuchi and drop either Megill or E-Rod.
Wood, Kikuchi…lose Megill and EdRod
Doing a deep dive on my staff. Do I have these guys categorized right? Any changes you’d make?
10-Team / H2H
Gausman – Start Everywhere
Cease – Start Everywhere
Bassitt – Matchups
Sandoval – Start Everywhere
Manaea – Matchups
Rasmussen – Streamer (droppable)
Whitlock – Streamer (droppable)
Eovaldi – Streamer (droppable)
Gonsolin – Matchups
Gausman – Start Everywhere
Cease – Start Everywhere
Bassitt – Start Everywhere
Sandoval – Start Everywhere
Manaea – Start Everywhere
Gonsolin –Start Everywhere except Coors
Who would you take in a 5×5 OBP league?
1. Juan Yepez or Chris Taylor?
2. Kyle Lewis or Brandon Marsh?
Thanks as always for the help!
1. Yepez 2. Lewis
Wander hurt and may be headed to IR after my line-ups lock. Either way, he hasn’t been lighting the world on fire anyway. Crazy to think about dropping him for either Seager, Adames, or Baez in a points league?
Naquin or Alek Thomas for bench spot?
Ty for having the best glasses on youtube G man.. I gave you a sub. I got 3 roster spots for these pitchers, which ones should I take in QS:
it is weekly so I don’t mind waiting for upside since I go matchup based with the end of my pitching :)
Thanks! Gore, Rasmussen, Kirby
Grey, trade opinion in a H2H points keeper league. I would be trading Burnes (12th round keep) Montas (6th) and Franmil for Rodon (13th) Woodruff (12th) Lindor and Jorge Polanco. Which side do you prefer?
Woodruff, pretty fair
Tommy Edman enough for Joe Musgrove 6×6 h2h with OPS and QS
I’m taking it from the foregoing that you’d consider Urquidy and Singer to be streamers in a QS 12-teamer? Or doesn one maybe have the glimmer of a hold about them?
Singer looks solid but streamer still for now
Cool – thanks. Elsewhere, are we still in on Dunning?
Back at cha!
Hi again Grey!
You still holding Trevor Rogers in a 10tm QS league redraft or would you drop him for either Cristian Javier or Roansy?
Springs,Whitlock or Urquidy ROS? Thanks!
My lineup has fairly decent power, even with Franmil not doing much. Do you think he is droppable? Thanks
But Lourdes definitely droppable in 12 team? I didn’t see him stinking this badly.
Yeah, can move on if better options
Have him on bench. Drop for Springs? Happ,Yepez,Walker and Franmil still for 3 starting spots
Tyler Stephenson statcast – .222 xBA and a 29.6% K rate. Based on 62 batted balls. Looks like he could be turning into a pumpkin soon. Would you take Jansen over Stephenson or do you believe Stephenson will be better?
One more for ya, do you like B. Donovan, Rojas, Jace, Dozier over Candelario?
Cool, appreciate the input!
Renfroe and cronenworth were both dropped. I don’t necessarily need them but are either must adds?
Renfroe is great, Jake is based on needs
Would you grab renfroe and try to trade JuRod?
If you don’t need SBs, sure
Good afternoon! Another exciting weekend in the majors. Out of curiosity, do you listen/watch any baseball podcast/related content? If you had to choose two, would would you choose out of Naylor, Renfroe or J Turner? Lastly, Mahle or Blackburn? Appreciate it!
I watch games nonstop….not Naylor…Mahle
Appreciate it! Thanks for all your answers!
14T obp with Ks
Would you drop Marsh, Floro or Ashby to activate Kyle Lewis?
I know different things, seems Floro might get closer duties back (would only hold for saves), Ashby getting yanked around so only really helps on ratios and Marsh is going through rookie ups and downs.
how about my $8 Chris Sale for his $8 Tyler Oneill?
AL-only, need to drop Yandy (possibly hurt?) or Neuse prior to lineup lock, OR hold them both and move Ohtani to P for 1 start v TOR and drop one of my crappy RP (Castillo, Munoz or Lasagna–so many crappy options!). Who goes?
NL-only, I was all set to drop Warren and then he got a save yesterday. So now who’s the drop–Warren or Bass?
Would you release Stroman to pick up Ashby or Greene?
Can you please rank ashby, roansy, liberatore, and ashcraft assuming they are in the rotation?
Also, who do you like more at ss when they are up between luis garcia and jose barrero?
You ranked the SPs
Oh great Grey,
Cease or Gallen ros in a points league?
hey grey – was just offered a $8 Tyler O’Neill for my $22 Story. Keep 8 forever, 12 teams. Would have taken that a month ago . . . now, not so sure.
What do you think?
Nah, I wouldn’t
5×5 roto with 4 OF and 2 UTIL slots. Small friends league – 6 teams. I have Ohtani in one UTIL slot. My OF are Springer, Ward, Yordan, Judge, Teoscar, Marte, Robert. Teoscar sitting until he can show us something.
Considering the size of my league and roster, would you trade:
1. Ward for Goldy?
2. Teoscar for Yelich?
3. Ward for Yelich?
1. Yes 2. Yes 3. No…1 first, 2 second
Grey, who’d you rather at Catcher?
Varsho or Willson Contreras
So I need to drop one of these pitchers for my weekly lineup. Who’s the drop in your opinion?
Cobb, Ryan, Wood, T. Rogers, Sandoval
12 team H2H auction redraft – 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SVHD, K/9
1) would you trade Austin Riley/Tylor Megill for Jared Walsh/Nate Eovaldi?
2) is Ryan McMahon a viable option at 3B?
C Sean Murphy
1B Austin Riley
2B Trea Turner
3B Ryan McMahon
SS Bo Bichette
OF Kyle Tucker
OF Taylor Ward
OF Hunter Renfroe
UTL Jeremy Pena
UTL Harrison Bader
IL Eloy Jimenez
P Ryan Helsley
P Dany Jimenez
P Emilio Pagan
P Brock Burke
P Hunter Greene
SP Yu Darvish
SP Yusei Kikuchi
Bench Sonny Gray
Bench Freddy Peralta – about to get placed on IL
Bench Roansy Contreras
Bench Brady Singer
IL Lance McCullers
IL Tylor Megill
IL Jesus Luzardo
1. No 2. Sure
what if it was just Riley for Walsh and Eovaldi?
I’d want Riley
got it. thanks Grey. I’ll hold my horses and stick with Riley. better days should be ahead for him.
Pitching question for you, QS 10 tm redraft:
After Whitlock’s last game the interviews have said he was apparently so sick he was whispering answers to questions. I am torn on giving up on him because his last 2 have been markedly different from his peripherals and past results and don’t want a sick game to be the reason I cut bait.
With that said, I have some options for replacements, so can you give me your top 2 out of Whitlock, Javier, Kirby, Taillon, Roansy? I will be starting one of the two this week since Trev Rogers is firmly on the bench with a bad matchup on deck and some bad outings recently.
No idea of their matchups, and I’d look at that if you’re starting them this week
To be clear I also own Kirby so would be dropping him and/or Whitlock to pickup any of the rest.
Whitlock is lined up at home vs BAL
Kirby is home vs OAK
Taillon is @TB
Javier is home vs CLE
Roansy is home vs COL
Just dropped by another team- Singer is @MIN
So I am looking for one starter and one stash from this group. Thanks again and sorry for the vagueness initially.
I’d go with Kirby, Whitlock
Which is the better start?
Webb home vs Mets or
Greene home vs Cubs
What kind of hitting do u think I can get in return for Kopech?
#1 OF, top corner man
Guess I should activate Bryant off the IL, need to drop either Grisham, Franmil, Walker to make room.
Also thinking about dropping more of those and adding K. Calhoun or some other schmotato as Franmil and Grisham have been killing my team!
Trent and Franmil are droppable
Drop Gleyber Torres or Brendan Rodgers in a 12-team? Need to activate Roansy Contreras.
thought on Kyle Lewis? What is his upside? Pretty bad knee. Was offered Lewis for Jordan Montgomery (I would be moving Monty). I know you liked Jordan preseason. Thoughts?
I’d want JoMo
Everyday reader, rarely post, thank you for all the hard work you all put into the website. Has helped me win back to back championships.
I have a quick Q I know what the trade analyzer says but wondering you opinion. 12 team 6×6 mixed OPS and QS. We carry one extra Infield position. 2 NA 2 IL
Would you trade:
Olson and Tyler O’Neil
Nola and Seyia Suzuki.
Stephenson Olson Jazz France B.Rodgers Rizzo Soto Robert Kwan Ohtani Moancada
Webb Sandoval Suarez Corrassco Ryu Montgomery Cobb Kikuchi(streamer spot)
IL Baz and May NA Meyer(MIA)
Clase Chapman Kitteridge
Thank you so much in advance.
No problem, thanks!
I’d take Nola
You are so helpful!
Since Piralta is on IL, I can pick up another pitcher.
Who would you pick up among the following or would you pass and not pick up any for now?
Jerrery Springs of TB. His next start at Yanks and then Tex
Justin Steele of CC. His next start at Cin and then Mil
Jose Quaintana of Pitt. His next start at SD and then LAD
Taijuan Walker of Mets at Phil
Is Moncada even worth keeping in an RCL league? Dude has only had one decent season. Can I drop him for Owen Miller or Espinal?
Nah, can lose him, but those options aren’t so great
Always appreciate your help!
2.I was leaning to start Mike Mikolas of St Louis against Toronto. Do you agree?
1. Yes 2. Is it home? Sure
Mike Mikolas of St Louis is pitching at home against Toronto? Since its home, then I should start him. Right?
Thanks you so much!
Brendan Donovan and Harrison Bader are available, please review the following players currently on my roster and let me know who you would drop if any for either or both of these players.
10 team 7×7 head to head league
As always, Thanks for your help
Drury for Bader
@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following, who do you like?
josiah gray – vs lad, vs chc
ray – vs oak
skubal – @ min
framber – vs cle
javier – vs cle
I have an opening to fill. Pollock, Drury, Vaughn or Schwindel (been decent since his one day demotion).
Or I could stream Hunter Greene vs Cubs…bot likes it.
12 team h/h points redraft……add Rasmussen to Bieber & Iglesias for Verlander ?
Don’t give up more, if that’s what you’re asking
Rutschman or Willson Contreras ROS?
12 team h/h points redraft……
is a Bieber/Iglesias offer enough for Verlander or what SPer should I target for Bieber/Iglesias I have Tay Rogers as my other RPer we only use one
Sounds fair, I’d want more
add Rasmussen to Bieber & Iglesias for Verlander
you’re giving up more?
traded away tim anderson and goldy.
10 teamer, currently have a decent lead in 1st place. up in steals by a wide margin, have Acuna and Bichette as well.
I know he “technically won the trade” but in this league you gotta do what you gotta do to get the guy you want.
what do you think, pretty fair right?
Sounds decent, hopefully it works out
Add Springs or Roansy? Drop Lourdes or Franmil? Picking up a pitcher allows me to bench Trevor Rogers. Or should I stay pat for another week? Thanks.
Springs — Lourdes
10 team h2h cats Dynasty league, obp instead of average and walks as an added category. Was just offered Eloy for my Webb and Cron. What side would you take?
Not in contention this year. Hoping to make a push next year.
I’d take Eloy
Would you trade Joe Ryan for Jeremy Pena in a 15 keeper Dynasty? I have bichette and tatis but have a 2B/SS position I can’t seem to fill and tatis is OF eligible. Thank you!
Works for me
Hello good peoples…
Who is the pick up for peralta? Please rank out of
Houck, Contreras, ashby, or Detmers
Thank you… All the best
Monocle Roansy – he’s got electric stuff.
But it’s the Pirates, they’ll find some way to eff it up
Bader or Mateo for steals ROS? If it’s Mateo (and Rudy’s projections say yes), is it close enough to want Bader’s (presumably) better AVG, HRs, etc?
I’ve got d’Arnaud in my 6×6 OBP league. Adley is in my minor league spot. I don’t want to carry 2 catchers, and I can’t imagine I’ll get anything for d’Arnaud in a trade. Would you drop him and start Adley?
contract-year Judge is my favorite Judge
Hey Grey, dynasty league, 16 keepers. I have Will Smith and picked up Adley at end of draft
Adley for Manoah seem fair?
I have so many players struggling: Yasmani, Olson, Boby Whitt, Jul-Rod, Tyler Oneill, Teoscar, Soto. Is it time to panica and start dropping some of them and fill with Schmotatos?
Wouldn’t want to drop them, maybe fill in until they heat up
I wanna drop franmil, but the OF replacements in my league are making me yawn. Any of them catch your eye?
Santander, Mancini, Vaughn, Dozier, Joc, A. Thomas, Kepler
Any chance Ruiz coming up to replace Grisham? I just stashed him.
Should i drop strider for springs ? Or take a flyer in josh wincks this weekend ? It seems he may just be a spot start ??
Trent will not be released…So not without an injury
Who do you like better vs. Nick Martinez (Righty) today?
Jace Peterson, who’s a Lefty, or Tyrone Taylor, who’s a hot schmotato?
aloha mr. Hand
crummy news about Clev.. I may jump ship at this point and grab someone off the wire. Do you think Martin Perez is for reals or will turn back into a pumpkin?
Other guys available..
Greene, Springs, Skubal, TMcKenzie, Wacha
Springs over Skubal!? I know you didnt stutter… bt Jeffrey is out there in my AL only. Spring on him for in a no-bench league, even with @NYY and BOS starts upcming?
For those specific matchups, he might not be best, but Springs has a low-2 xERA, he looks fantastic
Soroka worth a stash?
Taillion or Greene?
Could also keep both and drop Franmil or Walker. Have Tellez as my CI
Can lose Franmil
Why are the White Sox keeping someone with a 6 and a half ERA in their rotation? Because of money owed? The man with the goofy beard has to go once Lynn returns, right?
Ha, yeah, Lynn will bumped Dallas
LF ROS Brantley, Santander, Hayes, Soler, Mountcastle, McCuthchen?
Ozuna just dropped or Mountcastle?
Drop Bohm for Rivera or Wisdom? Or Hold?
Profar, Gurriel Jr, Votto or Wisdom?
In a 16team league how much would you bid for espinal out of 100 FAB?
How does Teoscar look to you? Are we going to continue being patient or can we give up on him? This is painful.
Being patient but he looks broken
Terrific recap, Grey! & on the youtube squad as well. Easy, quick signup, readers! Just take a moment and like/subscribe. It is Do Albright a Solid Week!!! That said, way back on Draft Day (1/4 of the season gone alert!) I grabbed Freddy P. as a late, yet hopeful SP1. He couldn’t shoulder that load. Unamusing idiom. Especially considering the volatile replacement options. No SP1s here! But who might you recommend that might stick going forward (yet, listing this week’s starts, if known, for additional comparative over-analysis…): H. Greene (vs. CHC), Pivetta (@CHW & vs. BAL), Ashby (@SD, then Mon. @ CHC), or recent call up Roansy Contreras, or OR pending call up Gray Rod??? Damn you, Freddy.
Thanks! I’d go Greene for now, but ready to jump on GrayRod
Start Jose Berrios @STL tonight?
My OF is in shambles…in fact, half of my IF is underperforming (Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies). Which 4 of the following would you start moving forward in a 6×6 (OPS) roto league:
Manuel Margot (whenever he returns from IL…supposedly this Wednesday)
Morton or Patrick Sandoval ROS?