“Hello, Sharks! I’m here today with a lip balm like you’ve never seen before. It only needs to be applied once, and it lasts forever. It’s called…It’s Da Balm! And it’s made out of napalm. On the tables in front of you, you will find a sample of the product. We have had no complaints! Try it please, and I think you’ll be left, as most, completely speechless, lips falling onto the floor.” Mr. Wonderful mumbles as his bottom lip falls off. “Another happy customer!” So, Alec Bohm (3-for-5, 6 RBIs, and his 9th and 10th homer) and Mark Canha (3-for-5.5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer) had a dueling two-homer game, both for their 9th and 10th homers. Elias Sports Bureau about to concoct some trivia out of that shizz! Mark Canha’s homers ended up being more important, but you know him. Alec Bohm or Alec Bohm for 2023 fantasy baseball? Do you know him? Maybe, but let’s see. He’s corrected what was hurting him last year in a big way. His Launch Angle (10.7) almost doubled this year, and his flay ball rate, while no one would consider it elite, it’s much better (28.7%). Don’t love that his HardHit% has come down, but it’s still top 50-ish in the league and his exit velo (90 MPH) is solid. Bohm’s 2023 price will be interesting to see, and a buying opportunity might be present. Not sure if a sleeper is in the works, though. He doesn’t feel on the precipice of being jaw-droppingly great. Or lip-droppingly. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Seranthony Dominguez – Hit the IL with triceps soreness. Brutal injury for a Phillies’ pen that was already dealing with acquiring David Robertson (2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.20, and his 6th blown save), and trying to find reasons to not use him. Respectively, or rather disrespectively, with good reason, since Robertson showed his true colors yesterday. “They’re shining through!” That’s Cyndi Lauper screaming at her screen. This closer shituation might fall into different, uh, Hand’s. Or Jose Alvarado.

Jose Butto – 4 IP, 7 ER, as he was recalled by the Mets. Fun fact! His name translates to Joe Butt. No relation to Joe Buttdialed, who keeps leaving me the weirdest voicemails.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer. Might lose some, Nimmo just found one!

Wander Franco – Dealing with lingering hand soreness after having his hamate bone removed. Everyone else has their hamate bone removed and they become Barry Bonds. Wander has his hamate bone removed and he becomes Barry Gibb.

Drew Rasmussen – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.82. What did you just say? Rasmussen’s gonna be 2023’s McClanahan?! I don’t know if I’d go that far yet! Geez! Neutral your engines!

Nomar Mazara – Designated for assignment. If I may give Nomar Mazara some career counseling. Please continue on if your name is not Nomar Mazara. Hey, Nomar, you there? Just you? Good. Cool stuff how your name backwards is Ramon. You ever look in a mirror and say, “I am Ramon now?” No? Okay. Any hoo! The career counseling, here it is for you: Sign in Korea and you will hit 50 homers there, and become bigger than kim chi and BTS.

Josh Hader – Removed from the Padres’ closer role on Saturday for no reason whatsoever. He’s been great since around July 1st! Really terrific! Wait, I’m thinking about this from the perspective of not rostering him in any fantasy leagues because I don’t believe in paying for expensive closers so when I say he’s been great, I mean from the perspective of me watching him on other people’s fantasy teams being terrible. Just really great! Top notch stuff! I’d look at Luis Garcia first, who got the save on Saturday, but Nick Martinez (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.10) got his 5th save on Sunday, and might split time with Garcia. Ya know what’s interesting? No matter what Preller does, everyone says, “He’s so smart!” Guys and five girl readers, is he actually smart? Because just the moves he’s done with the Brewers alone don’t seem super “smart.” The drafting of a top closer and the trading of one in real life seem kinda similar. It shows a lack of trusting your ability to get a quality reliever cheaper.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, 2nd homer in as many games. Didja you know before Ben Franklin tried the key on the end of the kite, he rubbed himself on the Liberty Bell during a rainstorm to see if that conducted electricity? Bit of a trivia nut myself. Josh Bell doesn’t need friction; he’s just hot.

Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.64. Hey, whaddya know! Manaea is solid, he just needs to face one of the worst teams of the last ten years.

Michael Wacha – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.28. Ya know what’s kinda cool? People still asking if they should start Wacha, a guy who has a 2.28 ERA. Can I trade you Giolito for your Wacha?

Nick Pivetta – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.24. Not a bad start, unless that was a game set up by Nathan Fielder, with HBO constructing a makeshift stadium, filling it with phony fans, just rehearsing Pivetta being decent.

Dean Kremer – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Since the O’s have a Mountcastle, they should nickname Kremer, Mt. Sinai.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.41. The tryhardiness (totally a word!) of drafting an ace is similar to what I said above for Hader. It takes a certain level of hand-placing-over-eyes-and-screaming-so-you-can’t-hear-any-different-opinions to think you need Cole when Wacha’s in the same post with a 2.28 ERA.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 1st homer since coming over to the Yankees on July 28th, and he was hitting .192 in that time. Across the field, his ex-teammate, Whit Merrifield (1-for-2), hit his 7th homer, and 1st with the Jays, as he hits .237. In other words, the Royals could’ve received back nothing and they won these trades.

Lou Trivino – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.31, and the save. Turning to Trivino for saves is very funny to me. He wasn’t even acceptable as a closer for the A’s. Man, the Yanks are just looking more desperate than a guy signing up for a PUA course. Well, Effross has shoulder stiffness, Aroldis is kind of a mess, so I guess you can grab Trivino, but this will absolutely turn out way worse than better.

Brandon Hughes – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.15, as he blew the game, and Rowan Wick (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4,38) lost it. Hughes is challenging me after I kinda said, “There’s no one else on the Cubs to close, except Rowan Wick.” And that’s me kinda quoting me! Brandon Hughes has stepped up the last few games prior to yesterday, and actually not done too bad. By the by, JKJ has the Bullpen Chart up-to-date, as always.

Seiya Suzuki – 3-for-3 and his 10th homer. Haha, all I had to do was say (ya) it was time to drop him. Wish I would’ve done that months ago.

Justin Steele – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Streamonator? Sure, if you like. But listen to these ERAs: 3.03, 2.11, 0.79. Those are his last three months. That’s a 2.08 ERA in the last 73 2/3 IP. Season-long numbers: 9.5 K/9, 3.44 xFIP, 51% ground ball rate. Not a ton here to not like, except for maybe his command, 3.6 BB/9.

Keston Hiura – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer. Toe tap? Gone. Insane leg kick? Gone. Batting stance? Closed. Keston Hiura fixed? *takes a forty-five second pause, then small chuckle, then a tiny eye roll* It’s been four games since he’s changed his stance, and he hasn’t played anywhere close to every day, so this is a very mild, “I’m interested, but he needs to do a lot more for a extended period of time with some everyday at-bats, before I’m truly interested.” Better? Absolutely. Fixed? No way to say that yet.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Reading in a rote fashion, “I love you, Rowdy.” That’s me reading off the Tellez-strator.

Jake Fraley – 2-for-2, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (2), as he continues to hit leadoff, and carries his hot schmotatoness into the new week. That’s now four homers in the last week, two homers in two games, and this is enough reason to pick him up.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Mostsuckass!

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs. Also, in this game, Randal Grichuk (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit his 13th, and Brian Serven (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 6th. For the largest collection ever assembled of players described as, “Really only good because they were in Coors.”

Elehuris Montero – 1-for-5 hit his 4th homer, and nearly clumped him in with the hodgepodge of bleh in the previous blurb, but he also homered twice two games previous, so Montero might just be hot as hell, and not as in a Lil Nas X video.

Tyler Mahle – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. That T. Mahle is no bueno.

Kohei Arihara – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.31. Against mine and the Streamonator‘s better judgment, I picked up Arihara for his next start. This will end very, very poorly.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .234. Semien with a jack off…. Um…this is an awkward point to be looking up who he got that off of…um…Oh, shoot…Um…Joe Ryan (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86). Sorry, bad timing there!

Nathaniel Lowe – 2-for-5 and his 18th homer, hitting .295. He was in Friday’s Buy, and this is his 2nd homer in the last four games. Get Lowe, Lil’ Jon.

Braxton Garrett – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Braxton can unbreak a heart, but not an oblique, sadly.

Sandy Alcantara – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.19. Dodgers trying to knock Sandy off his sportsbook-Cy-Young-favorite perch for their teammate, Gonsolin. I don’t have Sandy in any leagues, and, possibly related to that, would like to see him shut down for next year.

JJ Bleday – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer. Yeah, okay, but he’s got five ribbies now, so la di dah!

Dustin May – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 9 Ks, ERA as he was activated from the IL. Already gave you my Dustin May fantasy. It was written while making a hat, broach and pterodactyl out of a weather bulletin.

Max Muncy – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Also, in this game, Cody Bellinger (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 17th homer. Dodgers beating the Marlins with the C-Team, starring B.A. Brokeass 1 and 2.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-1 on Sunday, and his 12th and 13th homer on Saturday, and at 692 on his career. I absolutely want him to get to 700 homers, but I also would find it kinda amazing if he ended the year with 699 homers, and the Cards were like, “Eff it, we’re giving him a day-to-day contract next year until he gets 700,” then everyone was watching Pujols’s chase next April.

Lars Nootbaar – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in four games, as he hit leadoff. Nootbaar is quite the snack, and a hot schmotato.

JP Sears – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Love me some Jasee Penny Sears ever since I picked him up and began to do the stream thing with him. Also, I gave you a JP Sears fantasy when he was first called up. Act like you know, MC Lyte!

Austin Pruitt – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.78, and his 1st save. In a very post-modern way, the A’s don’t have a closer, as much as a pitcher who pitches at the end of the game.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.99. Morton handled Astros’ McCormick especially well, until they stopped the game, pointing at the No Pepper Games allowed sign. After a brief consultation, and tasting sesh, they resumed with Mrs. Dash clearing them.

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer. Put my mihrab facing Mecca, giving all praise to Allahson.

Spencer Strider – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.95 vs. Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.88. This matchup as billed as, “I farkin love these forkers!”

Yasmani Grandal – Hit the IL with a knee strain. It happened when his knee buckled under his enormous amount of suckitude.

Johnny Cueto – 8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.58. This year’s Johnny Cueto performance is on par with the greatest WTFs in the history of WTFs. Cueto’s WTF slots in between, “Some people think O.J. Simpson is still innocent,” and, “Greg Brady hooked up with Mrs. Brady in real-life.” A top five WTF.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.89. Hey, so he disappeared for three months like a 22-year-old on a bad acid trip. He’s back now, and I absolutely would roster him.

Riley Greene – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .234. Don’t get hot now and ruin your 2023 draft price.

Reid Detmers – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.66. Damn, he was coasting along on his revised slider, then he ran into the 8 Mile Tigers. Streamonator hates his next one, and I agree.

Shohei Ohtani – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.83, 0-for-1. Left with a stomach bug. Damn, he’s the one Angels player who doesn’t need help manufacturing runs.

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Bish
Bish
5 months ago

Grey, can you rank your top 3 OF’s from this list ros in a pts league? Thanks.

Arozarena, Castellanos, Eloy, Happ, Harris2, McNeil, Mullins

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 months ago

Since the O’s have a Mountcastle, they should nickname Kremer, Mt. Sinai.

Or they can be Mountcastle & McKremeric. Mountcastle plays the older judge and McKremeric tries to shake his criminal past by driving fast for the man!

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
5 months ago

1. Someone dropped Michael Kopech, is he an immediate add in a 12 team redraft league?

2. Someone also dropped Taylor Rogers who is presumably 2nd in line for brewers saves to Devin williams, but he recently got one so im wondering what you think. (Is he better than like aroldis Chapman or Camilo doval?)

3. Is Edward Cabrera no long a streamer? He’s put up several good outings in a row and I’m wondering if you think he’s worth keeping or does it depend on matchups.

4. Would you start Willy adames, Whit Merrifield, or Jake Cronenworth? (Pick one)

5. Would you play brett baty over the pick from 4, or Albert Pujols, or neither? Baty is kinda in a rough patch and pujols seems to have the will of God pushing him to 700. I added him yesterday as a speculative dart throw because im a bit of a romantic about thing like this and he homered again today so I guess I’ll play him until he stops homering? Lmao, im aware he’s 42 and its vastly unlikely he even stays decent (much less this homerun happy) but hes an all time great and he’s doing good rn so why not

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Michael Balasis
5 months ago

Taking my stabs here:
1) No, unless there isn’t an IP cap and teams roster a ton of SP.
2) No, hold Doval and Chapman
3) No opinion on Cabrera
4) Adames, unless you need Whit’s SB.
5) Sure, ride Pujols if you like. Again with the SB need caveat w/r/t Whit over him.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
5 months ago

The Marlins should bench Charles LeBlanc tomorrow. 1 Run is too many. Maybe they sign Cano and he’s our future solution at 3B, lol.

J C
J C
5 months ago

Weekly checkup. On a slide so need to right the ship. Pitching has left the building suddenly. I am in no danger of missing the playoffs in our 12 teamer, but there will be no bye sadly. Team and WW below:
C – MJ
CI – Freeman, Miranda, Tellez (play 3)
MI – Polanco, Gleyber, Lindor (play 3)
OF – Acuna, Robert, JulRod, Franmil, Mount (play 5)
Util – Stanton (using H Ramirez until Thursday)
SP – Cease, McClan, Nola, L Garcia, Wacha, Kirby ( streamer but could stick given his playoff schedule)
RP – Hader (yep), Diaz, Bautista, Munoz (saves and holds league)
IL – Mahle

WW – Heaney, ERod, Detmers, Quintana, Stripling, Fairbanks, Montero, Scott
Margot, Stone, K Carp and Wander.

1. Any swaps?
2. Should I do more football mock drafts or could I catch fire with this group?
Thanks

Gotime
Gotime
5 months ago

Any interest in buying Domingo German in a dynasty pts league? Couple of bucks?

aardvark
aardvark
5 months ago

Boegarts or Bichette ?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Varsho, Melndez or Raleigh for ROS?

always big THANKS!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
5 months ago

Hello again Grey. So what are your thoughts on say a Nootbar or Rengifo or even the Dread Pirate (with short locks of course) over Eloy. He is absolutely brutal. I must simply be mesmerized by his name and am avoiding reality.

This is in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Done! Thanks Grey.

How about Rengifo over Rodgers? Same league.

Thanks again.

John Joseph
John Joseph
5 months ago

Franimal or nootbar

Alps
Alps
5 months ago

Hey Grey
dropping Bubba Thompson, playing time just got diminished with Calhoun coming back
who is the better pick up. I need all offense
Nootbaar; McCarthy or Harold Ramirez

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
5 months ago

Hey Grey,

A little early, but I have a Keeper Q.

12 Team H2H 6X6 HR R SB AVG OPS RBI QS K ERA WHIP K:9 S+H

We’re going to be into our 5th season I believe and it’ll be keep 8. I’m sincerely contemplating keeping Vaughn Grissom. Is that crazy. Here’s my team. * is who I’m going to keep. Who do you think I should keep.

C – Murphy
1B – Riley*
2B – Jazz* IL
3B – Devers*
SS – Grissom*
OF – Soto*
OF – Harper* IL
OF – S Marte
UTIL – Gimenez
UTIL – Edman
B – Franmil
B – Suzuki
B – B Lowe
NA – Burleson

SP – McClanahan *
SP – Manoah *

Won’t name pitching staff Cause I only intend to keep McClanahan and Manoah.

Basically it’s between Vaughn and Starling, I’m leaning Marte because his value is higher but I’m Looking at age hence why I’m going with Grissom, but we as a league haven’t agreed on the distant future of a potential redraft so I’m taking it season by season.

Thanks a lot.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks kind sir. I shall do so.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Grey, one more thing. Do you think Riley will have 1B/3B Eligibility next season?

Thanks!!

John
John
5 months ago

Torres or Muncy

frenchie
frenchie
5 months ago

drop gleyber for haggerty?

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
5 months ago

Squeezed into the next playoff bracket. Who would you choose at each position for this week to gain the advantage:

SS:
– Willy Adames, @LAD x 3, CHC x 3
– Brendan Rodgers, TEX x 2, @NYM x 4
– DeJong, @CHC x 5, ATL x 3
– Stott, CIN x 4, PIT x 4

2B: 
– Brendan Rodgers, TEX x 2, @NYM x 4
– Berti, @OAK x 3, LAD x 3
– Jean Segura, CIN x 4, PIT x 4
– Stott, CIN x 4, PIT x 4

3B: 
– Baty, @NYY x 2, COL x 4
– Yandy Diaz, LAA x 4, @BOS x 3

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
Reply to  Honey Covered Biscuits
5 months ago

And Hoerner is out there too but he did not do well for me last week.

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks!. Also, Adames is a waiver claim that I may or may not win so who would be plan B at SS?
SS:
– Brendan Rodgers, TEX x 2, @NYM x 4
– DeJong, @CHC x 5, ATL x 3
– Stott, CIN x 4, PIT x 4

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks again.

Jeffe
Jeffe
5 months ago

Would you rather Fraley, C Walker or Nate Lowe? Preparing myself if Vinnie P is out for extended period. Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Appreciate your help! Pissed I might lose the gabagool!!

Last edited 5 months ago by Jeffe
kentucky todd
kentucky todd
5 months ago

For ROS, would you go with Gleyber or Jorge Mateo? Love that Mateo plays everyday and has upside but Gleyber has higher floor I believe

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

Not Vinnie Pastrami!! Anyone but the gabagool! C’mon!

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

His shoulder turned into a wet noodle on a swing. Doesn’t look good.

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

He says he’s fine?… ehhh. Getting some 2021 Tatis / Trout vibes. As a wise man once said, “I’m monocle’ing”

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 months ago

Tampa Bay has a pretty good schedule over the week with 4 lefties. Who would you rather have Y. Diaz or H. Ramirez

Thanks

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
5 months ago

Would you drop Cobb or Wood for Eduardo Rodriguez?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
5 months ago

Hey Gray,

I picked up Justin Steele a couple of weeks ago and hes been great for me ever since. Then I read a column by Son on here last week and he backed up a lot of what I was thinking or at least what i was hoping about Steele. What’s your opinion on him going forward? Looks like his remaining scheduled starts could be beneficial too. How much do you like the Man of Steele for the final 6 weeks of theseason?

Last edited 5 months ago by Harley Earl
Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
Reply to  Harley Earl
5 months ago

He has helped my team so much I’m sticking with him until he gives me reason otherwise.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 months ago

Grey,

Hope you had a great weekend!

Looking to next year, got offered Judge, Mancini Realmuto Morel for my Bart Riley Olson TMackenzie

Keep 11 15 teams (obp and batter k’s on top of reg stats)
Probably would keep Judge Vinny P and Realmuto instead of Olson Riley Mackenzie…too much to give up for Judge?

Russowl
Russowl
5 months ago

Any of these pitchers worth an add and hold or are they all streamers? Which one do you like best?

Alex Cobb, Patrick Sandoval, Marcus Stroman

Ciwa
Ciwa
5 months ago

Hi!
In a 12 team keeper league my pitching is:
Cortes
Ray
Giolito
Singer
Lodolo
Montgomery
Gonsolin

I have Steele and Matt Manning in the FA pool. Should I pick up them (or one of) and cut someone?

Thanks!

Ciwa
Ciwa
Reply to  Ciwa
5 months ago

I miss juuust a little thing: “for 2023” ahahaha

Steve
Steve
5 months ago

Fairbanks, Alvarado or lottery ticket N Anderson for SAGNOF over the next two weeks?

Thanks

Freedminds
Freedminds
5 months ago

Grey,

I’m desperate for steals in one league.

I currently roster Mets Baty as my 3B.

Would I be crazy to roster Nicky Lopez ?

It’s either that or KeBryan Hayes

A l KOHOLIC
A l KOHOLIC
5 months ago

Kimbrel or Nick Martinez

gargamel04
gargamel04
5 months ago

Long-winded post about the Streamonator, which I use every night. The stat comparison is a little convoluted, but it was the best way I could figure it.

Last year Anthony DeSclafani was on most of my teams. He was great because his only bad games were against the Dodgers, when I always benched him.

WITH DOYERS: 167.2 IP / 13 wins / 3.17 / 1.09 / 152 Ks

SANS DOYERS: 140.2 IP / 13 wins / 2.36 / 0.95 / 125 Ks

This season, Patrick Sandoval has been the closest thing to Tony D for me. Not because he deals against everyone but the Dodgers, but because the Streamonator says when he will deal. Here are my Sandoval stats for each league:

92.1 IP / 4 wins / 2.34 / 1.26 / 94Ks

89.1 IP / 4 wins / 1.91 / 1.21 / 90Ks

89.1 IP / 4 wins / 1.91 / 1.21 / 90Ks

25.0 IP / 1 win / 1.44 / 1.04 / 24Ks

9.0 IP / 1 win / 0.00 / 0.44 / 9Ks (some weirdo just dropped him)

If you defied the Streamonator and started him every game:

109 IP / 4 wins / 3.14 / 1.40 / 115Ks

He’s a Streamonatural.

scoboticus
scoboticus
5 months ago

Stone Garrett or Lamont Wade Jr. ROS?

leon
leon
5 months ago

im already out of it for 2022. For dynasty 2022, 15 man.
Offered zach gallen at $19, who will be $25 next year for my hayes $1 who will be $3. thanks

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

whoops i meant for 2023. But you probably caught that. Given if my pitching is.
Eovaldi, Freddy P, Verlander, Manaea, Urquidy, Cristan javier, Pivetta, Rasussen, Suarez, Kremer all on $2 contracts. Still?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
5 months ago

What’s good Grey? Welp…the Nincompoops were officially eliminated from the playoffs in my 12-team/OBP/K9 keeper league.

In our league you can keep six players, but at least two have to be pitchers. Not saying all these players are keeper-worthy, but they’re at least in the conversation and I like them long-term for one reason or another. Was wondering which six you’d be targeting to keep?

Rutschman
Turner
Bichette
India
Pasquantino
Eloy
Greene
Vaughn
Gorman
Manoah
Kirby
Detmers
Baz
Grayson
Garrett

Appreciate any insight you can give, my dude. Thanks as always. Hi to Ted!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I know they are a mess, as Eloy and India were kept last year and did absolutely nothing. I do have five extra early picks that I acquired via trade. The 3rd round next year better be popping:) Appreciate you looking at them.

Timmy
Timmy
5 months ago

ROS: May or McCullers?

Timmy
Timmy
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Sorry, one more: May or Peralta?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Kirk has not hit as well since ASG; and Rutschmann remains hot. Kirk or Adley?

Steve
Steve
5 months ago

Do you like Stone over Lane Thomas in 14T obp & Ks?

Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 months ago

Am I the only one who’s disappointed that House of the Dragon is not a reality series about Sisqo?

Russ
Russ
5 months ago

When Corbin Carroll eventually gets the call, Carroll or Riley Greene?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Russ
5 months ago

Carroll

fausto
fausto
5 months ago

12 tm h2h currently in last playoff spot. 1 bad week and I’m out but I’m 1 good week away from 2nd/3rd place…2 weeks left before playoffs start. Insane amount of parity. The only guy out of it is the 12 place team.

-If im not starting Detmers this week bc he gets TOR, hes a drop, agree?

-I just lost Seranthony to the IL so I’m looking for another RP. You grabbing any of these?
-Aroldis
-Effross
-Clay Holmes (someone dropped him today?)
-Nick Martinez
-Luis Garcia
-FaIrbanks
-M.Bush
-Tay Rogers(awful but better than Hader hilariously)
-Alvarado

Appreciated.

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
5 months ago

Who plays this week?

Nootbar (8 games) or Renfroe (6 w 3 vs LAD)?

And which 2 out of Grissom, Berti, Adames and Hoerner? All 6 game slates except for Nico who has 8

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Nootbar or Mancini? I expected Mancini to play more than he has. His playing time has ticked up over the last week. Not sure if that was due to others being out. Nootbar isn’t going to keep up his recent pace but he is playing everyday now. He is a hot schmotato as you said.

david
david
5 months ago

Start or Sit
German @ NYM (Max)
Jomo @ CHC (Smyly)
Ragans @ MIN (Gray)

Thanks as always for the advice. Very much appreciated.

Mczero
Mczero
5 months ago

Vogelbach or Stone Garrett?

foul balls
foul balls
5 months ago

Hey grey, start or sit Lauer vs dodgers tonight in LA? If it’s a sit how about streaming Oller vs Miami in Oakland? Thanks kndly

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
5 months ago

Happy Monday Grey! Very good stuff.

I assume you would do Bohm over Baty in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League? I still can’t believe those are my 3B options, but yeah. And probably should have made the move yesterday so I had him for the week, but oh well.

Oh, and I got bounced out of second place and a bye (for now at least) by none other than my wife! I thought women were not allowed to play this sport – HA! Nah, very glad for her, as her team is better than mine. One of us needs to come into the money or we are screwed this season.

Anyway, thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

The only fair thing – one of us will bench our entire team – HA!

We actually did meet in the Finals many years ago, and she beat me. Actually, now that I think of it, she usually beats me in the Playoffs. Well, there goes that.

Thanks Grey.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
5 months ago

Great weekend summary!

14 team h2h keeper league.

Another team interested in Giolito, Nestor, Gausman, Chisholm, Bryant from my team. I’d love to get another bat from his team for end of year push, I’m currently in 1st at 16-3.

He’s got Julio Rodriguez id like to go for.

My current SP: Lynn, Giolito, Sonny Gray, Nestor, Gausman, Bassitt, Strider, Urquidy, M.Kelly

My Offense: Olson, Riley, Swanson, Salvador, Kirk, Tellez, Trout, Adolis Garcia, O’Neil, Judge, Urias, Morel (Chisholm, Bryant on IL)

Think I should trade Nestor, Giolito, or Gausman for Julio straight up?

If so, who? If not, what range of bat should I be going for?

Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Which two could I afford to lose for Julio? Other guy is in 4th place looking for pitching

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
5 months ago

Disregard, Julio NFS. I need to figure out batter wise value in return for those pitchers mentioned

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I mentioned Trout, but he’s really high on Jul Rod.
Hays, Hoskins, Bell are bats he’s wanting to trade.

Worth picking up any of those to help my roster win it?

If yes, trade value for each? I.E. he likes Gausman, Giolito, Nestor.

Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
5 months ago

Also I’m willing to trade Chisolm. I need RP, but damn what a headache this season. I hate trading a bat for a bat, but he’s not helping me at all..

Last edited 5 months ago by hebrew hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I need a bat in September for playoffs you know?

Have Tellez, Olson, Riley 1B eligible.

Giolito for hoskins feels mehhh

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

What order would you put these in for the rest of the year. Reyes, Muncy, Tellez, Garrett, Nootbaar, Renfroe

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for all your work. i can’t believe that i am still in second place.

i have to watch my starts.

1, was going with Jeffrey Springs at home against LAA. i was going to start him do you agree?

2. i was going to start KC Singer at home against Arizona. Agree?

3. Would you start Nick Lodolo of Cinn at Phase?

4. Sit or start Clevinger against Cleveland?

thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

thank you

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Vinnie Pasquatino or Bohm?

BallerMike
BallerMike
5 months ago

Stone Garrett gonna fizzle or is he pulling a possible Schwindel?

ashtray
ashtray
5 months ago

I can’t recall a year when the FA options have been so dicey… especially in my 14 team. Who do you like for an OBP/SLG format:

Carlson
Hiura
Stone Garrett
McCormick
Yandy
Slater
Joc
Skye
Morel
Massey
Ruf
Nolan Jones

fausto
fausto
Reply to  ashtray
5 months ago

I was just saying the same thing about my 12 team and even a 10tm…when Pujols and Jake Fraley are the most added players that’s a little scary

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
5 months ago

Good morning Grey,

Ending the article with such masterful wordplay about Ohtani – chef’s kiss!

Who is the start for this week, QS league?
Dustin May @MIA
Brady Singer vs ARZ

Robot favors May, what say you?

Thanks as always!

ashtray
ashtray
5 months ago

Who are the #1 and #2 out of this bunch:

Kutter
Brubaker
Bubic
Kremer
Watkins
Domingo
Voth
Lynch
Dunning
Sears
Pepiot

Hesh
Hesh
5 months ago

I’m barely alive to make the playoffs. I have been sitting Murphy, playing Adley. Do I take the leap and use Murphy at DH over Josh Bell this week. Bell 5 games, Murphy has 7 but figure he sits at least once. He’s been mashing the ball on my bench for weeks.

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 months ago

I would first like to compliment you-out of all the fantasy sites i go to-you’re the only one who does Q&A everyday-thank you.

Cron and Kopech package together to go after a hitter or pitcher. Is this too little to ask for Roberts or Seimen. Also would you offer the two for Montas.

Any other suggestion would be helpful. Cron slumping pretty bad and Kopech ratio’s are bad as you have pointed out before. Also Kopech way over his innings(most for him has been 69 innings).

Thanks

Cubby
Cubby
5 months ago

Are we starting Kopech at KC today? He’s been better the last two starts (mind you Detroit will help), but hung around vs Houston.

Cohen
Cohen
5 months ago

Better start?
Heaney home vs Brewers or
Luzardo at Oakland

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
5 months ago

Good Morning. Redraft, QS instead of W. Better ROS: D. May or F. Peralta?

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks. Different league, standard scoring (redraft): Who to drop to activate D. May: L. Garcia, J. Ryan or Heaney?

The Rizzzzz
The Rizzzzz
5 months ago

Points league redraft…

Mateo or Berti rest of season? Mateo going nuts the last 30, Berti was amazing before he got hurt. Worried about the groin? Let me know! Thanks, you da man.

Gary C
5 months ago

ESPN Points, this week only
Please rank top 4 with emphasis on safety/conservative (high floor)

Stroman vs StL
Syndergaard Vs Cin, Vs Pitt (2 starts)
Devin Williams @LAD (3), Vs ChiC (3)
Whitlock Vs Tor (3), Vs TB (3)
Giolito @ Balt
Berrios @ Bost
Jose Suarez @ TB

Thanks so much, appreciate all of your advice!

Cable
Cable
5 months ago

h/h points 12 team redraft…..rank in order for SS….Edman,Correa,Grissom

c762062790
c762062790
5 months ago

Please rank ROS: Lars/Muncy/Vinnie P./B.Reynolds/Fraley

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  c762062790
5 months ago

And would you consider dropping Sal P. (2nd catcher to JT) for any of the above? Thanks

J C
J C
5 months ago

Need my best lineup starting Sept 12th. Please pick who you would keep.
1. Gleyber or Fletcher?
2. Hader or Fairbanks?
3. Wander or Mahle?
4. E Rod, Mahle or Kirby?
Thanks

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yep…and that is the fun and challenge of being an owner (and a fantasy expert such as yourself lol)

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
5 months ago

hey grey great write up

seems like bohm shortened his swing and is hitting rockets hope it keeps up
Who would you start this week i seem to always make the wrong call on Ray and mckenzie…..would you start ray for in place of any of these guy cease manea and mcklanahan have been hit or miss. matchups below

Luis Castillo SP | SEA   CLE 0-3, 7.85, 18 IP
SP Dylan Cease SP | CHW @BAL2-0, 2.00, 18 IP ARI
 SP Sean Manaea SP | SD @KC 2-0, 3.63, 17 IP 
SP Shane McClanahan SP LAA 1-0, 1.59, 17 IP
SP Freddy Peralta SP CHC 5-1, 3.56, 48 IP

SP Triston McKenzie SP | CLE @SEA 0-1, 10.80, 5 IP
SP Robbie Ray SP | SEA L WAS 1-5, 6.62, 34 IP CLE 0-0, 2.57, 7 IP 

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
5 months ago

sorry double post browser did not seem to refresh

trickrey
trickrey
5 months ago

1 week until the playoffs for my 12 tm H2H 7X7 league with OBP & K’s for hitters. Is there any reason to believe that Tyler O’Neil or Taylor Ward are better holds than swapping them out for hot schmotatos (like Nootbar or Jake McCarthy) for the playoffs?

el famous burrito
el famous burrito
5 months ago

Pujols must pay me twenty dollarbucks or I will add him in all my leagues.

This is guaranteed to end his hot streak, and derail his quest for 700 HR.

I await your phone call.

(if this was real life, the above would be written in cutout magazine letters)

Last edited 5 months ago by el famous burrito
Will
Will
5 months ago

Pujols over the last 14 days: .556 BA, 1.259 SLG, 1.845 OPS with 6 HRs and 13 RBI in 27 at bats. I actually had the thought that the league might have given him the OK to do some ‘roiids for the last six weeks of the season in order to help him get to 700 homers. His recent numbers are insane. Would this surprise anyone? A 45 year old needs all the help he can get, right?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Will
5 months ago

First, Pujols is a Latin 45.

Second, he doesn’t need steroids when pitchers are grooving him meatballs.

That said, I want to see him get to 700.

Will
Will
Reply to  Five-on-One
5 months ago

That’s why I typed 45. He’s listed as age 42 but everyone knows that is b.s.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

The irony of the league allowing (maybe) Pujols to do some ‘roids in order to pass A-Roid on the list is pretty rich. I crack myself up sometimes.

Eric
Eric
5 months ago

Hey Grey,

In need of saves. Would you drop Jason Adam or Dany Jimenez for Fairbanks, Luis Garcia or Nick Martinez?

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Six starts reached the Top 100 this week:

11 Patrick Sandoval LAA @DET
25 Zac Gallen ARI @SF
44 Charlie Morton ATL vs NYM
57 JT Brubaker PIT vs BOS
63 Tony Gonsolin LAD @MIL
80 Adam Wainwright STL vs COL

There are now 20 August starts on the list, but none have made it to the Top 10.

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
5 months ago

Start of the playoffs! Won my division, and now I need to close it out. 12 team h2h, pitching start are K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS and S+H. I have a max of 7 starts this week, what 7 when would pencil in?

Cease Vs ARI and @Bal
Sonny Gray vs TEX and vs SF
Urias vs MIL
Musgrove @KC
Giolito @ BAL
Josiah Gray vs CIN
Joe Ryan vs SF
Gerrit Cole @ OAK

First look I was thinking Cease in both starts, Sonny Gray vs Tex, Urias vs MIL, Musgrove @ KC, Josiah Gray vs CIN, and Cole @ OAK for my 7. I like all of those matchups.

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
Reply to  Chicitysox23
5 months ago

Holy confusing message batman. What I mean to say was….What 7 matchups would you pencil in? Thanks for the help.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
5 months ago

he grey, bohm shortened his swing and is hitting rockets hope it keeps up

who would your start he cease has been underwhelming lately also mclanahan .
seems like i always sit / start Ray and mckenzie the wrong week
who would sit for ray this week the matchups are below

Luis Castillo SP | SEA RCLE
0-3, 7.85, 18 IP SPDylan Cease SP | CHW [email protected]
2-0, 2.00, 18 IP ARI
 SPSean Manaea SP | SD [email protected]
2-0, 3.63, 17 IP SPShane McClanahan SP | TBLLAA
1-0, 1.59, 17 IP SPFreddy Peralta SP | MILRCHC
5-1, 3.56, 48 IP RPEmmanuel Clase RP | CLERRPDavid Robertson RP | PHI RRESERVESSPTriston McKenzie SP | [email protected]
0-1, 10.80, 5 IP SPRobbie Ray SP | SEALWAS
1-5, 6.62, 34 IP CLE
0-0, 2.57, 7 IP 

also would you try to get luis robert in fantasy i projecting him better #’s than bichett and Whitt but i’m thinking stay with them?

i have bichette SS and Whitt Jr utility or ss
alverez, schwarber, and jiminez in the outfile

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

thanks grey!

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
5 months ago

Hope you had a good weekend Grey !

I know you got burned by Odorizzi last time out, but he’s @ Pirates today.

Would you start him in all formats? I picked him up in a 12 teamer after the Detmers and Quintana horror shows back to back days

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
5 months ago

Tight battle for first. 12-team, 5x5redraft league with weekly line-ups.

1) Choices for OF/U include:

Stanton (coming back from IL, expect to play 4-5 games this week)
Fraley
Noorbar
Vogelbach
Wade

Please Rank.

2) I also have Eloy, O’Neill and Gurriel in the OF. Sit any of those guys for guys above in (1)?

3) I am still using India at 2B. Try guys like Madrigal, Stott or Hiura instead?

4) Drop Wander or continue to hold hoping for a September blitz?

Thanks for all the advice this year (even if India has been a complete bust)!

Chris
Chris
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

Good morning.

Would you drop Donaldson for Bohm?

thanks,
Chris

Gotime
Gotime
5 months ago

Morning!
A daily H2H pts league scores +7 IP +2 K -3 Hit -3 Walk -12 HR need to start 9 but have potentially 10 starts. If Ray pitches Sunday vs. Cle, which 1 would you bench?

McCullers vs. Bal
Ohtani @ Tor
Gonsolin vs. Mil
Burnes @ LAD
Freddy P vs. Cubs
Cortes @ Oak
Ray vs. Wsh maybe Cle on Sunday not confirmed.
Mikolus @ Cubs
McClanahan vs. LAA

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
5 months ago

I see you have elected for membership in the Nootbaar Fan Club. Welcome buddy!! By the way, our hero Noot is the #1 player in MLB statistically the last 7 days: 11 runs, a triple, 2 HR, 6 RBIs and a .608 on base percentage. There shall be no more scoffing now!

Long live The Noot!!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

LOL well played!

galica1234
galica1234
5 months ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Dropped Manaea after I streamed him (off SON’s advice). Quickly dropped him for the next stream after I saw

1 He almost LOST to Corbin (who’s 4-17, poor Corbin)
2 He almost LOST to the Nats (which is sad of the Padres too given how porous Corbin and his 6.81 ERA have been)
3 There’s no c

b. George Carlin quote of the day for August 22, 2022

‘I really haven’t seen this many people in one place since they took the group photographs of all the criminals and lawbreakers in the Ronald Reagan Administration. Two-hundred and twenty-five of ’em, so far! 225 different people in the Ronald Reagan administration have either quit, been fired, arrested, indicted or convicted of either breaking the law or violating the ethics code! These are the same people who were elected with the help of the moral majority. Elected with the help of the moral majority and the Teamsters union. That’s a good combination! Organized religion and organized crime working together to help build a better America.’

Cheers,
Ante

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
5 months ago

What kind of bid would you put on May in NL-only keeper? For reference Thor and JoMo went for 11 and 9 when they changed leagues.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  steve stevenson
5 months ago

Depends on your roster, team needs, number of keepers, remaining budget, and if $0 bids are allowed, but at this point of the season, an elite young pitching talent on the best team in baseball should probably get all the monies.

Jeffe
Jeffe
5 months ago

Excellent write up! Despite the upcoming fantasy football drafts, nothing compares to baseball!! Out of curiosity, how would you rank these catchers ROS: Salvy, Wilson Contreras and Varsho. In addition, would you add Fraley over Renfroe, Pham or Verdugo? Thanks again!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks! Lastly, Vinnie P or C Walker?

Sam
Sam
5 months ago

Should I drop profar or franmil for fraley?

Bish
Bish
5 months ago

Grey,

please rank these two-starters:

SGray TX, SF
Kopech @KC; AZ
Ranger CIN, PIT

Cable
Cable
5 months ago

hey Grey….12 team h/h redraft start 5 SPers per week, should I start worrying about my top 4 SPers

Burnes…. 2 W’s last 7 games
McClanahan….2 W’s last 7 games
Sandy..2 W’s last 8 games
ManoahR