Here’s what I said the other day, “Alek Manoah looks to me like Lance Lynn meets a background extra from Uncut Gems. Manoah looks like he will sell you a knockoff Rolex. I will call him a Rolek. His build is why the term big-bodied came to be defined. A Rolek looks like he could throw 200 IP without breaking a sweat, in one game. Everything I’ve seen has impressed me, from his 96 MPH fastball to his gorge 82 MPH slider. Roofies suck, so expectations in check, but you’ll never breathe if you can’t Blue Velvet an oxygen mask while watching a rookie starter.” And that’s me quoting me! Would like to add to that, Rolek looks like he’d be in Action Bronson’s crew. So, came away massively impressed by Rolek (6 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 7 Ks). 82 MPH slider with upwards to 43 inches of break is a ‘goodnight, see ya tomorrow’ pitch, that he couples with a 96 MPH FB. Had some drop which could be an issue (falls into strike zone), but the 89 MPH change makes up for it. He threw one hummer down the pipe-lane to Aaron Judge and big boy got frozen solid like Mr. Freeze dropped a bad pun on him. “I have another call, so I have to put you on cold.” I had grabbed Rolek in my 12-teamer, but rosters are tight, so I needed to drop him, and now I’m filled with regret. Would absolutely grab him in all leagues. Hopefully, that tall drink of water can avoid hiccups. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

George Springer – Did some drills yesterday. That’s funny, because I keep saying screw him.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .272. Did Dante Bichette and Johnny Damon ever wife swap? Just wondering is all.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 13th homer. Maybe, ya know, they swapped Semien?

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.81. Robbie Ray has an ERA above 4.50 by the All-Star Break. True or false, and show your work.

Aaron Hicks – Likely done for the season. Don’t worry, there will be some fantasy baseball ‘pert next preseason who points out Aaron Hicks is hitting third in preseason games.

Domingo German – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.06. Since I watched Manoah, by happenstance, I watched German. He’s totally fine. Okay fine, not F-I-N-E fine. By the by, you don’t want any part of the Jays’ lineup. Scary top to bottom.

Jordan Montgomery – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.22. Ya know what’s gonna be wild, when we hit July and all starters have dead arms from pitching too many innings year over year, then you’re gonna really see the IL’s stretched. How quick do you think the Yankees would move if someone offered them a halfway decent starter for Gary Sanchez? Kyle Gibson for Gary Sanchez, do they even wait a second to agree? Five milliseconds?

Chad Green – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.16, and his 2nd save. Aroldis Chapman tested negative for Covid, but is sick, and unlikely to travel with the team to Detroit. Too bad, it’s lovely this time of year. I grabbed Green in a few leagues where I need saves.

Bradley Zimmer – 0-for-2 as he was recalled, and hit ninth. In Triple-A, Zimmer was hitting .250 with zero homers. Zimmer is the rare former top prospect who isn’t even good in the minors.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .234. “If you’re going up in this hot air balloon, can you dump this 180-pound package over a volcano–Wait! Rosario’s moving! He’s alive!”

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.13. First truly Bieber-esque start all year, and it was against the Tigers, so listen to the sound of one hand clapping.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and his 1st homer in a week, and had one homer the week before, so, yeah, I don’t know. Usually Schoop heats up with a homer, but hasn’t happened so far.

Danny Duffy – Remains in shutdown mode. Him and my LaserDisc player.

Brady Singer – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.91. Welp, learned my lesson about going up against Tampa in St. Pete. Does the St. stand for sting? Because that’s what I’m feeling.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .223. The average isn’t great until you realize that’s the MLB average, so it’s kinda like he’s hitting .260. Ha, the baseballs are so broken.

Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.29. Rookie pitchers are so tough, guys and five girls. Manoah looked dope, as previously mentioned; Gilbert was a mess; McClanahan looks more Manoah, or maybe Manoah looks more McClanahan. Manoah a mano a McClanahan, handshake emoji.

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-3, hitting .266. He was scheduled to pitch yesterday, but arrived too late at the park for pitching prep, because there was traffic and he had to take the BART. This is the worst BART-related setback since Pete Rose. Babe Ruth never missed a start due to traffic. Cust kayin’.

Chris Bassitt – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.21. I’d link to my Chris Bassitt sleeper from this offseason, but you know what’s up.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting .257. Hot schmotato alert!

Justin Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting .266. People say hot streaks don’t exist and to those people Ron Burgundy says, “I don’t believe you.”

Max Muncy – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .284, and his 3rd homer in the last five games. If he were really Max Muncy, wouldn’t he be Max Munciest? Things that make you go hmm.

Jacob Nottingham – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer.  Looks like the Mariners gave up on Nottingham too soon, then the Brewers gave up on Nottingham too soon, then the Mariners, then the Brewers, then the Mariners, then the Brewers, then the Brewers again (clerical error), then the Mariners once more, then, finally the Brewers.

Chris Flexen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Streamonator liked this start, and still likes his next, though slightly less so, if you’re Flexen on streaming.

Yermin Mercedes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. As I take a mental snapshot of all my past Sells this year, I think saying to sell Mercedes was prolly my worst. Last time I do the Buy/Sell by consulting a Kelley Blue Book.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.98. People keep asking to drop Cease. Cease and desist.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Imagine being excited about picking up Freddy Galvis. Freddy Galvis wouldn’t be excited about picking up Freddy Galvis.

Austin Nola – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Tingler said, “It would only be a few weeks, and I am not a sex toy. Stop saying that.” The job now moves to the tiny carrot. No relation to Tingler. Excuse me, it’s Caratini.

Manny Machado – Has now achieved the very rare week off from playing without an IL stint. Wait until the Padres hear you can backdate an IL stint. Minds blown.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .293. All the great changes from last year to his Launch Angle seem to completely evaporated. Better not let Launch Angle Seminar host, Dwayne Murphy, see it. Without some in-season changes, which seem to never work for hitters, Hosmer’s back to a 15-homer hitter.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.07. Not sure if this is a sign of the depth of one of my leagues, or how bad that team is, but I’ve had Houser all year, and have started every time out. Either way, the Streamonator loves his next start.

Willy Adames – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. Tampa holding back Adames, and now it’s free Willy! *Grey stands under whale going overhead, whale falls on top, Grey slides out from under to fix his lineup before the start of the first game* Maybe the change of environs has helped Adames, but I doubt it. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now. Also, you can see the Buy right now at the Patreon.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.40. Anyone who doubts Sonny Gray’s aceiness (totally a word!) should watch him some time.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, as he continues to hit leadoff. The worst part is David Ding Dong keeps being rewarded by Eugenio for hitting him leadoff. Actually, the worst part is that he’s hitting leadoff.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.43. How many starts until he’s shutdown again? Four? Do I hear three? Do we have a two? Going once…

Kris Bryant – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. My heels are still dug in on Bryant being a sell if you can find a decent price, and someone who has a team with non-injured players.

Patrick Wisdom – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer, as he played because Rizzo is nursing a sore back. Fun fact! Patrick Wisdom’s full name is Patrick *Points At Head* Wisdom.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.63. Now that I’ve watched Hendricks vs. just looked at his stats, he’s alternating between locating, and not locating but over the plate, which is why Hendricks’s homers allowed is like Homer Bailey being visited by an angel named Clarence who shows him what it would’ve been like if Bailey played for the Cubs.

Javier Baez – 0-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, and involved in quite possibly the worst play in the history of baseball. 24 hours later, I’m still at a loss for words. Here, just watch, and remember there’s two outs.

Will Craig – 0-for-4. If I were the Pirates’ manager, I would’ve pulled Will Craig right after that play, and demoted him. Fine, he forgot the number of outs, but he was walk-jogging down the line. Also, how does the rest of the team, namely Tyler Anderson, not scream, “THERE’S TWO OUTS, YOU DING DONG.” Ya know what, if I’m the manager, I’m demoting the entire Pirates club. I’d forfeit the rest of this game and tomorrow’s until we found someone who knows how to do a rundown.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. The only thing I can think funnier than that Baez baserunning play, is if the Rays trade for Polanco and he becomes the best hitter in baseball.

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer. Not a huge fan, but, due to his better average, Reynolds is actually a rich man’s Benintendi. That’s Benintendi dressed like the Monopoly man.

Franchy Cordero – Optioned to the minors. The bad news is that. The good news is my Franchy Cordero 2022 sleeper is already written! So, Dannys Santana will now get everyday at-bats, and is worth grabbing everywhere.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, as he was activated from the IL. I like O’Neill, so don’t take this the wrong way, but the Cards kept Bader and O’Neill, and got rid of Arozarena and Adolis. Who’s in charge over there and have they been fired yet?

Spencer Howard – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.56, but only 66 pitches thrown, as he’s not stretched out yet. Yeah, you and literally every player who is on the IL! Let’s go; I need Howard in my NL-Only leagues!

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .266. Keep being blown away by how he takes the wildest, ugliest swings ever, then comes back in the next at-bat and homers. Hoskins goes from looking like he needs three hours in the cage, to ‘you can’t cage that.’

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.71. If he were on the Cards, he’d have eight wins by now, but I’m not crying about it (out loud).

Miguel Rojas – Hit the IL with a dislocated finger. Maybe if he finds his, he can find Ozuna’s too. Every time an injury happens of any kind to a Marlins hitter, I say something like, “Berti will now get playing time!” And Berti never gets playing time.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, stole his 8th bag, but left the 2nd game with tightness around his elbow. I have chest tightness. Please don’t be seriously hurt. Think we might need a prayer octagon.

Josh Fuentes – 0-for-3. Recently, he decided he wants to be called Joshua, or Josh merged with United Artists.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA 4.47. This was a complete game loss with only 62 pitches thrown–Oh, eff off with the 7-inning games. Streamonator likes Marquez’s next start a little, and I streamed him yesterday, and will again next time.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.47. I’ll take a 2.47 24/7.

Noah Syndergaard – Shut down for the next six weeks. Why do I feel like the Mets’ trainer is breaking some kind of Geneva Convention sanctions? Is the Mets’ trainer committing war crimes? I’m not sure, and that’s why my team of forensic scientists are here to investigate. Once again stashing injured pitchers in fantasy baseball drafts is like sticking your tongue on a pole during wintertime to win a dare. You win the dare but everyone laughs when you say, “Thtop laughing, ith bad luck his arm is Thor.” In redrafts, you can drop Syndergaard.

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sgamby
sgamby
1 year ago

Sims is sitting on my wire in my 18 team keeper league. Is it worth usig the #3 waiver priority to grab him? I’m hurting for saves. Only have Fulmer.

Alan2112
Alan2112
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
12 Team CBS Weekly H2H Points Custom League (no penalty for k’s in hitting)
-Only 2 IL Spots
-Only 3 transactions allowed per
week

My current lineup:
C – F. Mejia
1B – J. Walsh
2B – B. Lowe
3B – A. Riley
SS – T. Story
OF – C. Blackmon
OF – K. Schwarber
OF – El Bombi (A. Garcia)
U – G. Torres
U – Y. Gurriel

Reserves:
I. Happ
J. Kelenic
V. Brujan (M)
F. Reyes – injured
J. Realmuto – injured
J.D. Davis – injured
P. DeJong – injured

Pitching:
SP – Shane Bieber
SP – Julias Urias
SP – Shane McClanahams
SP – Freddy Peralta
SP – Charlie Morton
RP – J. Diekman
RP – T. Rogers

Pitching Reserves:
SP – Y. Kikuchi
SP – Lance McCullers Jr – injured
SP – Steve Gonsolin

1 IL spot open

Pitchers available On the Wire:
Dinelson Lamet
James Kaprielian
Adbert Azolay
Bryse Wilson
C. Poteet
Brady Singer
Framber Valdez
Merril Kelly
Luis Severino

Based on my roster, would you trade S. Bieber for any ONE of the following?:
Cody Bellinger
Marcus Semein
Rafael Devers

I need help at 2B the most.

One caveat about our league: CBS adds up our points as normal, but we get up to 3 points per week.
1 point for highest Hitting points
1 point for highest Pitching points
1 point for Total Points
With that said, guys like Semien, and Devers consistently score in the mid 20’s and over 30 each week. I’m in 2nd place in my division, and it’s mainly because of my Pitching.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

*THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

You had me thinking you were posting that on Grey’s behalf, Grimey.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  hal_incandenza
1 year ago

Well, uh, technically it is almost true, sir, but…

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Mike Soroka done for year. Time to pick up Tucker Davidson?

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

I was hoping for everyday at-bats for Dannys as well but I think the Sox are sitting him against lefties

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
1 year ago

Hey Grey. Great writeup as usual. Alzolay, Cease or Heaney in order ROS? Thanks. Happy Memorial Day!

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
1 year ago

Happy friday, and thanks for another fun read to start the day.

With Karinchak and Clase apparently playing hot potato – both being too polite to claim the closer role – and Romano stepping up (while everyone else around him, flounders), would you prefer Romano or Clase for saves? No credit for holds, in this league.

Karinchak has allowed runs to score in his last 3 appearances (once allowing an inherited runner, but the rest are his), and Clase hasn’t been much better.
Clase can’t seem to find the strike zone once he gets the second out. Their numbers still look good, but both have been flashing bright “Danger! Will Robinson!” signs, lately.

I’ve got Clase, but Karinchak’s k% has me thinking he makes more sense as the closer, unless he really implodes. Karinchak is already owned.

Romano is sitting on the wire, but he’ll get grabbed quickly if anything becomes official there.

thanks.

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

appreciated!

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Lewis, Kiriloff, Happ seem pretty close to me, how would you rank in roto?

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
1 year ago

Yep, Mr Old Man Waiver King Rookie guy here

My hitters reek… gotta do something

Snell for Madrigal, E Rosario or Turner? Or search harder

Enjoy the days

Los
Los
1 year ago

Would you drop Mahle for Bassitt or Manoah?

Thanks!

Racehorse
Racehorse
1 year ago

Grey –

I want to pitch a trade proposal in my 16 team dynasty league (24 keepers, 15 player minor league rosters).

Me sending Garrett Hampson and my best prospect Jeter Downs 2B/SS (BOS) for SP Dylan Cease …

Is that fair?

I don’t want to insult the other manager — by the way, I’m old enough to no longer ever feeling insulted [just don’t care anymore about almost everything, but in a good way!]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Grey-ski-oski !!!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 with OBP. I need SB, OBP and W.

Need one drop for Belli’s return. There’s one NA slot.

C – C. Kelly
1B – Sano
2B – Villar
SS – Bichette
3B – Devers
CF – Mullins
OF – Just Dong, Kiriloff
UTIL – Yermin
BN – Brujan (NA)
IL – Bellinger, Seager, Alonso
NA – Duran
SP – Ryu
RP – E. Diaz
P – Clase, D. Castillo, H. Robles
BN – PabLo, Bassitt, Civale, Manoah, Means, Fried, Eovaldi, L. Castillo

Thanks in advance.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hold Eovaldi through his Miami start tomorrow (fyi I’m 40 innings projected over the limit)? That’d mean keeping Belli benched for two games.

Also, who would be my next two drops? Likely won’t be able to play Sano and Suarez much once Belli, Seager and Alonso return.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bellinger back Saturday, but would need to wait til Sunday to drop Captain Eo, so won’t have empty slot to get Belli off IL.

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Grey, you’re the Mick Jagger of the fantasy baseball world, you know all the moves and the ladies love you, but I got a question…

1) In a keeper league…would you be trying to sell Adonis Garcia high, or is this legit and you see this continuing next year, and think it’s best to hold on to him.

Thanks, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

leon
leon
1 year ago

Thoughts on dylan bundy? do you still like him? Hes being offered to me in a 16 man dynasty. Or is he not worth buying low on. thanks.

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
1 year ago

or would you prefer someone like christian javier, urquidy, manae, eduardo rod. or maybe none of them.

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You prefer Manaea over bundy?

Contender
Contender
1 year ago

Looking to replace Hoerner at MI in a 12-teamer. Not much available on waivers. Who do you like ROS? Hiura or Wong?

I’d grab Brujan but assuming he won’t be up until after June 10. I think that is the approximate date to avoid Super 2 extra year of arbitration eligibility.

p.s. Thanks Grey for the great buy call on Adolis Garcia. I grabbed him April 20 and leading league in HR

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? I had to read your Bryan Reynolds blurb twice cause I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Finally some, albeit not deserving of much, love for Reynolds. He’s underrated.

Have a good three-day weekend!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Stream Joc Pederson vs Gutierrez at Wrigley?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Vlad G or Deviei for best rookie no roofie starter. 14T QS

QS a plus

Thanks

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Hey grey. Got Marte coming off the IL this weekend. Which side do you like: Carlson or Luis Garcia??

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Worse team: Pirates or Rockies? Anybody else close? Baltimore has a worse record but they seem less shitty. Ditto Diamondbacks.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

In a league with holds and another category for saves. Would you rather Clase and Will Smith or Edwin Diaz?

PB&J
PB&J
1 year ago

Is Blake Snell a buy low target or is he an avoid until he has a few good starts?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  PB&J
1 year ago

If he has a few good starts, he won’t be a buy low. If you can truly buy low, go for it. He’s got the arsenal. Could lock it in any day. Buying low for me is you have to find an owner who’s on tilt and just overly frustrated with a player, has come to hate that player, just really wants that player off his or her team. Buy low is awesome but really difficult to make happen. Nobody wants to get caught on the wrong side of sell low. You just gotta luck out and find a match.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Oaktown Steve here with the information nobody needs. Anythehoo, I’ve watched two Patrick Sandoval starts against the A’s and I kind of like him. Don’t go look at his Savant page, I’ll save you the trouble; it basically says he stinks.

But, he’s making an adjustment to his approach and throwing his change up a ton and it is a very good one. As far as the arm action, the velo separation and the downward movement remind me a bit of John Means change up. Sandoval is getting a healthy 31% whiff rate on it and a 52% GB rate when it’s put into play. The fastball can be dialed up to 95 and there’s a decent slider in the mix that helps offset his reluctance to throw the change to lefties. He’ll also back foot right handers with it a bit.

The BBs are up and command has been his bugaboo. Ks are down, but keep in mind 2 of his 3 starts are against a tough A’s line that just does not chase at all. His command does seem to go in and out almost from batter to batter at times and he’ll look like he’s struggling then he’ll fight his way back into a count and make good pitches.

We’re not talking about an elite prospect here, but we are talking about a legit 4 pitch guy (mixes in a very slow strike stealing curveball) with one plus pitch in the change. Only 24 so could show improvement. Like the make up. The A’s are murder on young pitchers and he’s been competitive in both starts.

One thing working against him. The Angels are really terrible. Their pitchers have the worst ERA in MLB, they have issued the most walks in baseball and they’ve committed the most errors, I think 45 as of last night.

But a guy who is not on the radar nonetheless and who might be worth a look in AL only at least.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep. Just a little something to file away in the old memory thingy.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Has anyone heard anything about Story and Anderson? Wondering if I need to keep Villar and 4 bench bats around as we all form a giant injury octagon

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Roster Q: Alzolay over Framber in a QS league?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha – well I guess we have to assume Framber is healthy for his start today

NUX
NUX
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Brian Anderson? Just cut him

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

LOL I guess I should’ve specified Timothy Devon Anderson Jr, SS of the CHISOX and husband of Bria Anderson

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

I’m gonna have to make a GIF of Rizzo bending over the dugout fence laughing after that broke-down run-down.

I need to cut someone to make room for Bellinger. Ten-team 6×6 with OPS and Holds. With Holds, I want volume quality relievers to fill as many of the 9 active P spots as possible when I don’t have a SP active. Current roster below.

Pos Player Eligible
C Willson Contreras C
1B Max Muncy 1B,2B,INF
2B Ryan McMahon 2B,3B,INF
3B Rafael Devers 3B,INF
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. SS,INF
INF Jared Walsh 1B,INF,RF,OF
LF Jesse Winker LF,OF
CF Ketel Marte 2B,INF,CF,OF
RF Charlie Blackmon RF,OF
OF Mark Canha LF,OF
UT Yordan Alvarez UT
Bench Jesus Aguilar 1B,INF
Bench Raimel Tapia LF,OF
Bench Chris Taylor 2B,SS,INF,CF,OF
IL Cody Bellinger CF,OF

Pos Player SV HLD K/9 BB/9
RP1 Ryan Pressly 7 1 9.36 1.336633663
RP2 Ian Kennedy 11 0 10.84 1.884816754
RP3 Jordan Romano 2 4 12.56 4.709302326
RP4 Josh Staumont 5 2 10.14 5.27027027
RP5 Trevor May 1 5 12.00 2.5
RP6 Emilio Pagan 0 5 11.70 3.6
RP7 Aaron Bummer 0 5 12.66 4.21875
RP8 Michael Kopech 0 2 13.02 3.183279743
RP9 Jose Alvarado 2 6 13.24 8.470588235
P Brandon Woodruff 0 0 10.27 1.96875
P Kevin Gausman 0 0 10.65 2.242990654
P Hyun Jin Ryu 0 0 8.81 1.016949153
P Sonny Gray 0 0 11.12 4.06175772
P Dylan Cease 0 0 11.62 4.57925636

with RPs ranked roughly as I value them atm and SPs benched. I’m struggling in saves but making a trade with this group of owners seems tough, so I’m trying to piece together what I can. Good thing I added Kennedy when I did, and I recently added Romano.

Leaning toward dropping Tapia. Other guys I’m considering for the axe:
Alvarado -he’s ticking me off with his walks, but at least he can contribute with the occasional hold or save. And my staff is pretty good to try to cover his ratio blemishes. On the other hand, assuming most days I’d have at least one SP going, I don’t necessarily need to roster 9 RP.
Bummer – hasn’t been getting many holds but his ratios are okay.
Aguilar – he’s been ice cold for a couple of weeks, but he seems like a good option for an OPS daily league. I consult Hittertron frequently and when another player has a rough forecast he’s an option to plug in (when he’s not frosty).

Would you agree with dropping Tapia, or would you pick someone else for some reason? TIA!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Happy Friday! Belli’s return means I need to drop one of the following; Lewis, Peralta or Santander? Who would you give the ax? Enjoy your weekend!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Assuming McKinstry is healthy this weekend, him or Josh Rojas?

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Castellanos, Lindor, Woodruff and Clase or Betts and Boegarts?

Which side do you think is better?

PB&J
PB&J
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

In my quest for an SP and closer, I got the following offer:

My Devers and Ketel Marte for his Schezer, Hader, and Hampson. I have Riley and Escobar to fill in for the guys exiting.

What do you think?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Start Mize vs Yankees in Detroit?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Hey there Grey,

Im looking for at least 2 arms to pick up. These are my choices:

Lauer
Kazmir
Odorizzi

Im thinking Odorizzi and Lauer. Thoughts?

Would you start Ohtani as hitter or pitcher tonight vs OAK?

Cable
Cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft ……jazz…Wong…Lux…J Polanco…Hiura….Villar…J Rojas

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Hosmer or Cronenworth ROS

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Smitty
1 year ago

Welcome aboard MAN-oah! This kid is a beast, and at 6’6″ / 260 is “Strong like Bull” This is what they’re supposed to look like right? Love the arsenal and ability to command, but what impressed me most was the late life on his 4 seamer! Truly exceptional, especially when elevated. Add in his clean delivery and competitive makeup and BOOM! Refreshing to finally see a young SP unleashed (88 pitches) I will temper my expectations somewhat, but feel like MAN-oah could be THE difference maker in 2021. Thanks Grey, nice read.
Have a GREAT 3 Day Weekend!

Cuna
Cuna
1 year ago

would you drop profar or Donaldson to activate Belly?
thanks!

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Please rank Dansby Jazz Moustakas ROS

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rate recent discussion names –
Alzolay; Manoah; Framber.

How many starts is Framber a 5+ inning risk (2?).

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft

Assuming C. Seager returns healthy, which side do you like?

C. Seager or Paddack/A. Reyes

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’s looking to sell pitching for a bat.

Seager or Bauer

Seager or Darvish

Thanks again!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

6×6 with ops the extra categories
Wong or segura?

O’Neill Schwarber or Eddie Rosario

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Would you rather take a chance on framber valdez or ride mahle in a qs league? Mahle was doing well in era/whip until that bad outing vs sf, but he has 2 qs all year and usually goes about 5 innings. He has only made it to the 6th inning 3 times this year and one of those was 5 1/3. Valdez last year had 11 starts and pitched 6 or more innings in 9 out of 11 of them.

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

As a baseball lifer, watching that Pirates gaffe, that whole team should be demoted. At a minor league level, pretty pathetic. At the major league level…this actually really didnt happen? Did it? Where am I? Whats going on?

Is this is a bad segment in Wandavision? Who’s writing for MLB this year? They need to be fired…

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Looking at a trade for McMahon. Do you think he regresses in the second half? How would you rank these MIs for 2nd half? Is there a big gap between McMahon, and guys like J Rojas, Villar, Hiura?

JB
JB
1 year ago

6×6 Dynasty Roto
OBP and QS

Oswald Peraza, Luis Castillo and Anthony Rendon for Shane Bieber.

Not looking to deal Bieber, but would like your take on the offer.

Thanks G

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

Prob a bit too excited for this Vlad Gutierrez/Adbert Alzolay matchup in a few hours!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Suarez leading off. Wow. He had about a .230 obp going into yesterday.

My question is will Chazz hit at all this year? Look at his numbers over 47 games: 18/3/23/0/.339 (obp). I also own pham, l gurriel. Gurriel qualifies at 2b. I am seeing pham and gurriel finally showing some kind of pulse. What do I do with these guys? How much longer do I give them?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The last week or so, he finally hit a hr and has been getting on base, couple of sb. His statcast chart looks like he has been unlucky with babip if that is predictive

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
1 year ago

PNC just purchased a tent to put over that circus. I thought for sure you were making a Polanco base running joke. Let’s not forget his ever so graceful slide a few years back. If you combine his left arm and Ozuna’s right arm you’d have a wacky waving inflatable tube man.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
1 year ago

Yo G,

Just wanted to give you some love for helping me fleece this jabroni earlier in the year. You recommended me sending Gravemen for Bassitt. Thank you!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m gonna switch out the Jolly Roger for a white flag

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Wait until you see the 5-tool studs they get for Adam Frazier, Rodriguez, and Anderson this year. God they will be deplorable after the trade deadline.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not really much. The newest Czarface and Doom came out, just listened once. The new Busta was really the last album I listened to a lot.

New Apathy just came out today I think, he says it’s emotional, so I think it will suck.

You?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Love the new Busta, so good.

Oh yeah, Benny the Butcher, Conway, and Westside Gunn. Nick and Geoff got me into them.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
1 year ago

I know, right. I was shocked by Busta and I really like it. Like all but 1-2 songs. Crazy

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson
1 year ago

Did Will Craig retire yet?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

Which Blue Jays are you worried about for negative regression or excited about for positive regression once they move out of Dunedin and into Buffalo? Would you buy low or sell on any of them (in redraft, not dynasty since that’s a whole other ballgame).

Also, would you consider Jonathan Schoop a buy low? Ignoring 2020 with 8 (albeit in 44 games), he hasn’t hit fewer than 21 home runs in a season since 2015 and has hit below .255 just once. Is it just a slow start? He has a modest 6 game hitting streak in which he has gone 8/25 in that span.

robbo
robbo
1 year ago

To get Framber off the IL who do we think is my drop:

Cooper
Vaughn
Margot
O’Neill
Brujan

Wish I had a crystal ball on Brujan, with the way my season has gone if I drop he’ll get picked and they’ll make the call the next day.

Glizzy
Glizzy
1 year ago

Sweet sweet Grey. I started the year w d’arnaud. then i looked to the stars for guidance and found austin nola. life is a tragedy and here I find myself scoopin jorge alfaro (im diggin his new hair-doo). Are any of these waiver wire wishbones worth a swap?:
james (im a mets fan) mccann
sean murphy
zunino/mejia
narvaez
la tortuga
farmer?
stallings?
ughhhhh

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

I hope you’re doing well. In a standard 5×5 category, redraft H2h, 10 team league, I was offered the following trade:

His: Mookie Betts
My: Cronenworth, Adolis Garcia, McClanahan

Is this a no brainer? I have concerns about Mookie’s shoulder issues. Do you think Adolis cools off?

My team:
C: IKF
1B: Olson
2B: Gleyber Torres
3B: JRam
SS: Story
MI: Baez
CI: Hosmer
OF: Adolis Garcia, Walsh, Kyle Lewis, Kirilloff
UTIL: Cronenworth, Tim Anderson
Bench: Kelenic
NA: Brujan

Thank you!

Homers got the Runs
Homers got the Runs
1 year ago

Hey Grey, trying to find any write ups from you on Bohm and cant seem to find anything. Can you provide any link to him? Been offered him in one keeper league and I always value your opinion.

Coolwhip
1 year ago

“Reynolds is actually a rich man’s Benintendi”

I will call him, Molto Beni. *takes a bow*

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

+5

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
1 year ago

McClanahan paddack or garcia pick 1 ROS and how close we talking

NUX
NUX
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
1 year ago

Adolis

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I was being cheeky. I think he means Luis

ozzie smith
ozzie smith
1 year ago

I’m thinking I’ve reached my point to pull the plug on Kyle Lewis and his shit team situation.
Profar is on the wire and everything he’s doing the last couple weeks is pretty intriguing especially the SB’s and runs hitting 2nd in that lineup.
Any concerns at all with him? I know he seems old but he’s only 28, he could give us what we wanted out of Dylan Moore when we drafted him?

What’s your thoughts on
1)Madbum vs. STL tonight?
2) Framber Valdez vs SD?
3) Lamet vs Hou?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Chris H
Chris H
1 year ago

I feel kind of vindicated with this Syndergaard news. The two offers I’ve receive so far in my dynasty league are:

Hosmer straight up.

Jeff McNeil and Manaea for Syndergaard and Austin Martin.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

Shane and Alek have merged into McClanoahan and it is wonderful.

Syndergaard ugh my tongue hurts, but at least with a lisp you can do that hilarious Thor voice. You have seen the Thor trailers from Conan obrian ya? If not worth a youtube

happpy friday yo buddy yo guy

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
1 year ago

Drop Patrick Corbin for Manoah?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

League has categories for saves and another for holds. Current relievers are Reyes Romano clase victor gonzalez.

Trying to trade for a closer which reliever would you want to hold onto clase or Gonzalez?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

I need to include either clase or Gonzalez in the trade…

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Keep Clase. You’ll get both Saves and Holds out of him

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Happy Friday Grey – i need your help.

Ive got 8 RPs – dont know if i have closers or not.

Cut any of : Clase, Staumont, Zimmer, Antone, Sims, Soto, Fulmer, Crichton
For: Poteet, Alzolay, Jon Gray…. (basically are the RPs I have worth cutting for streamers and if so, which ones)

I know its ugly
Thanks

Art of Bat Flipping
Art of Bat Flipping
1 year ago

Standard 5x5roto redraft.

Was offered Soto for Bichette. Which side?

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Art of Bat Flipping
1 year ago

Bichette

Thundergunn
Thundergunn
1 year ago

Bichette into Semien blurb…Genius! LOL

Quick Johnny Damon story:
Back around 08-09, I lost my keys at Fenway, the lost and found box was near the visitor clubhouse, so security brought me there, playing the yankees that day. Damon came out of the clubhouse and agreed to take a photo with me. super nice guy. right after him ..Jeter, Mo, and Petite came out together, and as much as i wanted to hate them, they were super nice to me, even though i was decked out in red sox gear. jeter even signed memorabilia for me. well Damon saw it, and yelled back, we’ll always have 2004! LOL

Long story short, i didn’t even lose my keys there, i left them in my car back at the parking lot. My unlucky/Lucky day

B. The pirates are sleepwalking through this season. Whoever they draft at no. 1, im crossing them off my dynasty watchlist, they will ruin whoever it is.

Chud
Chud
1 year ago

Choose 3 SP out of this list for ROS in 5 x 5 ROTO:

Sonnie Gray
German
Valdez
Ray
Bassitt
Cease
Alzolay

Thanks and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Chud
1 year ago

Gray, Cease, Bassitt

pinkman
pinkman
1 year ago

Which side wins in AL only where Im winning Saves by 10:

Clase & E Rosario
Framber

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  pinkman
1 year ago

Forget the Saves comment, sorry… just pick a side. Im leaning Framber side

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh great Grey,

can you pick the top TWO for a points league for next week?

Hendricks SD; @SF
Gray PHI; @StL
Keuchel @Cle; DET
Paddack @ CHC; NYM
Garcia BOS; @ Tor

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rate these RPs. They’re all in meh teams and so few opportunities. BTW, I own Tejay.
Tejay (best but seemingly fewet opportunities)
Robles (is he losing chances to Rogers?)
Middleton
Bard

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Also include Dick Rod (I also own him, and he’s similarly near usless).

jose
jose
1 year ago

Need to drop a SP to activate Valdez. Basically a ROS decision because it’s a shallower league, but It is a keeper league. Stroman or Morton? Leaning drop Stroman, but thought I’d ask the audience too.

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  jose
1 year ago

Drop Morton if keeper league. Id prob drop my catcher and keep all 3

jose
jose
Reply to  pinkman
1 year ago

Would love to do that, but there is a roster limit for SPs and I’m at that limit.

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  jose
1 year ago

Can’t you make a trade? Those are some pretty decent guys to drop.

jose
jose
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

It’s a pretty shallow league (only 10 teams). I’ve tried to trade Morton multiple times, but with his poor start to the year I haven’t been able to find a taker. Stroman has bounced on and off waivers a couple of times now. It’s a points league and Strikeouts reign supreme. Stroman’s lack of Ks limits his value.

speill
speill
1 year ago

With Bellinger coming back Chris Taylor is of less value to me. Possible I trade Taylor and Means for Ryu. My thinking two pretty even pitchers but Ryu has stronger team behind him. Your thoughts. Thanks

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  speill
1 year ago

Ryu

Ken
Ken
1 year ago

Would you do a bryant for bauer trade? other optiion is jd for bauer? i like bryant for versatility but unsure if he can keep up his current pace.

I’d get bauer as i need help in wins/ks and bauer will help ratios as well. thanks!

Homers got the Runs
Homers got the Runs
Reply to  Ken
1 year ago

if those are your needs I do that trade all day long.

Ken
Ken
Reply to  Homers got the Runs
1 year ago

Thanks! Just need to decide who I like better ros jd or Bryant

Ken
Ken
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Great minds think alike

Ken
Ken
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Near/intermediate term. Vaughn or Cooper?

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Vaughn

Orion
Orion
1 year ago

Biggest decision of my life…
Garver or Grandal? for 1. next week…and 2. ROS. Garver seems to be finding it…is Grandal?

Thanks!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Didn’t you say to Sell on Ohtani? I can’t remember if that was a buy, sell and hold piece. I think it was. If so, that’s way worse than Mercedes. I couldn’t believe you recommended dumping him. But nobody gets them right all the time and you’re definitely right more often than wrong.

Funny you mention Mercedes as a hold now because if you look at his April/May splits, he’s been awful for a month now. That game last night was his best game in forever. I’m on the fence still, but I think Mercedes is showing who he really is and that’s Meh.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just curious, do you see the Mercedes train running to halt over the next two or three months (or two or three weeks)? Ever since that 47 mph HR off Astudillo, he’s basically been one of the worst hitters in baseball. Karma.

I picked up Jake Burger for my minor league roster because it looks like Burger might be up in August or September to replace Mercedes. I’ve always liked Burger and he’s heating up. Am I nuts for thinking this far ahead? (Dynasty League)

Vash
Vash
1 year ago

O’Neill may still hit 30 plus and hit above mlb average this year with a 35 percent strikeout days and like a 2 percent walk rate…lol

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

Grey
Please rank ROS.
H2H with OBP
Pham, J. Bell, B Lowe, Lourdes, Lewis
Thanks