Andrew Heaney has an eye on a prize and that prize is a 2020 sleeper article. “Grey usually puts sleepers out starting in December, and I know Oscar Mercado, Zac Gallen and, ugh, Delino DeShields are going to be vying for a spot on that list. Listen, all you can do is say your prayers, eat your kale and hope Grey picks your name.”  Delino added, “Usually one good game is all it takes.”  Oh, shut up, Delino! Yesterday, Andrew Heaney gave us a how’s your father without the small talk of asking how one’s father actually was — 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 14 Ks, ERA at 4.31. He now hasn’t allowed more than three runs dating back to June (small bit of cherrypicking since he has gone less than 5 IP in some of those starts, but injuries and yadda). Heaney perfs (kids call them that) are solid if teetering on ‘just okay’ — 10.9 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 4.33 FIP. A solid September could vault him into a top 40 starter conversation for 2020, but the lack of health and propensity for homers makes me think he’s going to fall short of that bar. For right now, he’s an obvious own. “But no sleeper, right?” Shut up, Delino!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Trout – 2-for-9, 2 RBIs and his 42nd homer. His OBP is only .440 down from .460 last year with a walk rate of 18% down from 20%. His steals are also down to 10–I’m just effin’ around trying to make it seem like he’s not having a great year. Screw you, Mike Trout, and your gloriousness!

Luis Rengifo – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Fun fact! Puerto Ricans will often approach Rengifo and say, “You’re not mashed plantains, your entire existence is a lie.”

Nick Solak – 2-for-8 and his 1st homer, as he was called up by the Rangers for the IL’d Nomar Mazara. Solak sounds like an Eastern European slur or a drunk Telly Salavas, which might be the same thing. He used to steal bases in the minors, and was once compared to Scott Kingery on this site. This year’s minor league numbers (27 HRs, 5 SBs) look like more power than Kingery, but:  juiced balls.

Willie Calhoun – 3-for-8 and his 12th homer. Quick get him out of the lineup, Rangers! You don’t want him causing you to lose 85 games instead of 84, due to his defense.

Carlos Correa – Sounds headed to the IL. Correa’s got the back of a stunt double from a Life Alert commercial. “Do I have to keep falling from the 5th stair for the shot?” That’s a Life Alert stunt double.

Aaron Sanchez – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.89, and hitting the IL with general dismalness. Blue Jays, “Ha-ha, you got Jokey Smurf’d!” Obviously, you can tear up Sanchez is ‘fixed on the Astros narratives’ and shares of him.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Elias Sports Bureau said Altuve broke the 2019 record for number of steps taken on a home run trot. He’s also tied 22 times for 2nd place.

Victor Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, as he was leading off. He’s a light-power, decent-speed, decent-average guy, i.e., yawnstipating.

Spencer Turnbull – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.10.  And the ‘Charles Barkley pronouncing Turnbull’ rears his head again. By the way (awesome segue!), Son is currently rolling out his 2019 fantasy basketball rankings. Peep that B-ball shizz!

J.D. Davis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .312. Jonathan Davis Davis is back, and you should absolutely grab him again.

Steven Matz – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.18 vs. Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.26. Started both of these guys across multiple leagues and since there was also three unearned runs, I feel like this might’ve been the universe trying to make it up to me for previous mollywhoppings. Well, universe, if that’s your real name, I appreciate the apology but I want more.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .255. Pretty amazing season Kipnis is having. Every time he homers I do as I do for most hitters, I look at their player page to see their last week or so, and every time I look at Kipnis’s page, it shows he’s hitting .150 over the last week, yet somehow he’s hitting .255. As Shruggy the Emoji would say, *shrugs*

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.14. I hate Keuchel, but I streamed him yesterday because:  Marlins and Streamonator. Then cut him before the game was over, because I’m heartless!

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homer. There’s been at least one MLB player with a mult-homer game in 36 straight games. The record was 20 days as recently as three years ago. Somewhere, Tim Kurkjian is making dolphin noises.

Jon Berti – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Ya know what would be a super popular sleeper pick for 2020 that no one will listen to? Jon Berti! If he’s hitting leadoff with ten-homer power and thirty-steal speed, well, you know we’re headed to a place of no return with the Bert Man.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.92. Gonna be wild when I’m back in on Sonny next year and he has a 4.75 ERA. Absolutely wild.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, and 2nd in as many games. Not 100% sure why he’s even playing but hot schmotato alert!

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Not an easy matchup — Aquino! — but SoCal did some hippie-dippy things with the ball and looked far more impressive than I thought he would. Granted, I was watching mostly for Aquino (!), but still. Streamonator hates his next start, but I could see it if you’re desperate.

Jairo DiazRockies said he will see save opportunities. Being a save vulture who was birthed by a save whore, I grabbed him. Also, you have a better brain than me if you can read his name and not start singing, “I Need A Jairo,” a’la Bonnie Tyler.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer. I printed out Goo Goo Dolls’ Black Balloon lyrics to sing to my Cougar because it makes her hot and bothered, but first let me place them on this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and his 6th homer in the last ten games.  Holy fuc–*coughs* I need WebAhmed!

Will Smith – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and hitting third is one of the best lineups in baseball. I’m only partially embarrassed to admit that in a 12-team, one-catcher league I own two catchers (Smith and Nola).

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer as he returned from the IL. Taylor H.A.M.! Nothing says 2019 like returning from the IL to hit a home run. Don’t think there’s a ton to Taylor unless he’s hitting, but he looks he might’ve returned hot.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-4 and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .341.  About, oh, I don’t know, three weeks ago when he was called up, I projected him for seven homers. Obviously I meant for August.

Derek Fisher – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and four homers in August. Ha, that sounds sad. But I do own Fisher in one AL-Only league where I’m competing for the title. *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt* Damn, why was there ketchup on my knuckles?

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer. I get occasional questions about dropping Olson. He missed a month of the season and has 26 homers. I get it; everyone hits homers, but c’mon.

Homer Bailey – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.06. Gutsy start from Bailey vs. the Yankees, because Brett Gardner screams about the strike zone after every pitch. Gardner’s got a pronounced jawline that Joe Buck would notice from all his barking.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer. Sure, not a full season, but look back at what Olson’s done in “not a full season.”

Harrison Bader – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 3 BBs, as he was recalled.  Specifically, he was recalled by me who once thought he was going to be great, only to later realize he might be the opposite of great.

Chris Archer – Left yesterday’s start with shoulder soreness. He’s sitting on a 5.19 ERA. Say it was bothering you all year and take an extra month to clear your head of Searage.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.03 (lower ERA than Archer, by the by). I nearly streamed Bundy yesterday, because the Streamonator loved it, but, unlike the Orioles, I have standards and no Means.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-5 and his 17th homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact has more than half homers on the Cubs in just over two weeks as he had in 100 games with the Tigers. He chants Baba when winding up and then the pitch comes – ganoosh!

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer. HR to the double Izzo! (Double HR to the Izzo? HR Izzo down with the dubstep? Maybe this doesn’t matter.)

Austin Slater – and his 4th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week. That’s so cool, I will call him A.C. Slater!  And now you just threw your computer across the room. I picked him up in NL-Only league, but he’s a deep league flier still.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and has been even hotter than A.C. Slater (irony!). Pillar’s hitting near-.500 in the last week with three homers. This schmotato is for slightly shallower leagues than Slater.

Nelson Cruz – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer. A’la Ray Parker Jr., “Lemme tell ya something, bustin’ wrist tendons makes me feel good.”

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .296. Picking it up now in the 2nd half, but he’s hitting about sixty points lower in the 2nd half and with not quite as much power. Of course, now that he’s hot again all that can change. He’s going to be a tough one to peg in next year’s rankings. My guess is he will still be underrated because he doesn’t do anything extremely well.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and four homers in the last week. Also, he has 94 RBIs, which is weird because the White Sox have only scored 100 runs all year.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. “I think as long as there’s no plastic straws in his pockets we can dump him into the ocean–Wait! Tim Anderson moved! He’s alive!” (Not totally fair because he has been hitting for average, but no power in the 2nd half.)

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Nola’s last 12 starts:  2.13 ERA, 90 Ks, BAA .193, and top 4 ERA in that span.

Hunter Strickland – Went for x-rays after a weight-lifting bar fell on his nose, but is fine. No word yet if the bar was friends with the door Strickland punched last year.

Domingo Santana – Hit the IL with elbow inflammation. And the long nightmare of owning Domindog in the 2nd half has come to an end. Nice knowing you, but not really. See ya next year, because I never learn my lesson!

Jake Fraley – Called up to replace Sunday Santana. Fraley had 19 HRs and 22 SBs and a .298 average in the minors this year to which I say, O Fraley? I’ve been burned many times in the past thinking:  Of course a team will give a guy they just called up at-bats, why wouldn’t they? Only for them to not give Mr. So-and-so at-bats. I tried to grab Fraley in one deeper mixed league, but he was gone already and didn’t bother with him in one shallower mixed league. For what it’s Werth, the Prospectonator gives him solid projections.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 47th homer in the last week. This is the hottest a Seager’s been since Bob was writing Shakedown during a cocaine fever dream.

Tom Murphy – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and his 6th homer in the last four games. Seriously, that’s not one of my goofy exaggerations. I hope Murphy sees “how the Rockies treat rookies” with each swing of the bat.

Matt Magill – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save. So, Bass is no longer the Mariners’ closer and it’s Magill? Mariners don’t have a bullpen; they have peg-legged host dressed like Captain Ahab and a nautical-themed restaurant.

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J-Money
J-Money
2 years ago

Whatup G,

First waiver priority heading into round two of the playoffs. Worth burning on Matz? Or wait for someone to make panic moves at the end of the matchup and drop someone potentially more valuable? 12 team H2H with K/9 and QS instead of Ws. Thanks.

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Right on. I’m also rostering Hendricks, Martinez, and Magill. Any faith in Seattle providing save opps/Magill getting the call or would you drop him for Lucchesi for his start next Friday @ SF? Thanks dude.

Spencer
Spencer
2 years ago

Dude Grey, Taylor HAM is the shit!! Best friggin ham ever.

Sonny Graydar
Sonny Graydar
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

I have Moncada coming off the DL tomorrow and need to drop someone. Only options are JD Davis, Olson, or Senzel. H2H league, non OBP. Who are you dropping?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

1.Is Hamels better than a streamer (14 team league) — current slot is Gallen?
2. Matz or Plesac?
3. As a DL stash, Ray or Snell? Snell obviously higher value but will he useful before late Sep?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 years ago

Magill-a-cut-he

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, SON doesnt like Caleb at Braves tonight
Start or sit?

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

All home matchups… pick 2 please

Lucchesi v Red Sox. Undecided.
Lamet v RedSox. Eovaldi
Matz v Braves. Keuchel

I tried adding undecided for The Rays several times but he is not available.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
2 years ago

Doolittle droppable? My dl is full. Either him or stanton. Probably him.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks grey

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
2 years ago

Grey, sorry I’ve been gone for so long! I have not been reading. I’ve had some personal issues blah blah blah wah wah wah…. anyhow, I’m out of the playoffs this year and I’m looking towards next year. Any players you think might be sitting on the wire right now that might turn huge value in 2020? Have you done a post about that? You da best. We keep 7. I have Kyle Tucker stashed… ohtani (pitcher)?…. willie Calhoun? Evan Longoria? :)

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hahahaha Longoria.
Well my life is ruined, but I will make it through. I have Razzball. Thanks for all you do Grey!

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. any of glasnow, woodruff or cueto worth the stash, or nah?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 years ago

Hello again Grey,
Well, so much for all of the Giolito concerns. Complete Game SO with 12 Ks against Twinkies. Started him in both of my leagues (no claim of genius here as I kinda had to), but you and the commenters had me worried. Awesome showing from the young White Sock. Breathing sigh of relief now.

Thanks for all you do.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Stashed Mondesi but had to drop Ray off my DL to grab him. Per the Kansas City Star “It’s unlikely we’ll see Mondesi before rosters expand August 31.” I’m guessing that’s right around the time we’ll see Laureano back as well…

1 pickup left this week 10 tm h2h…Would the better play be to pick up Laureano now and possibly lose out on Lamet for playoffs, or should I pick up Lamet for his start, HODL until playoffs, and roll the dice on missing out on picking up Laureano (since I would have to pick him up Monday)? Good idea to hold both Mondo and Laureano?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey, I was leaning that way. And now that I think about it, in my league there are SO many guys to stash that are expected back around playoffs (the first FOUR of which were mine that I had to drop lol). Is it possible for you to rank these guys in a vaccuum for playoffs? I could use all equally.

Ray (timetable last week Aug), Contreras (1st week Sep), Dahl (1st week Sep), Mondesi (1st week Sep), Laureano (1st week Sep).

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks dude. BIG help

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yup I gotcha. Whoever’s gonna be ready to go when the time comes. I’ll keep my ear to the ground lol

JB
JB
2 years ago

Grey – playing for next year at this point and trying to fortify a once dominant roster. I own Trout and wanted your thoughts on the following 3 scenarios:

1. Trout vs. Acuna and Soto (not sure the other owner will accept, but maybe?)

2. Trout vs. the field (is it close?)

3. Trout vs. Cougs (is it close?)

Thanks for all you guys do!

JB
JB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Lollerz!

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
2 years ago

I feel you on Will Smith. I have him and Gary Sanchez. Wish I would have traded Sanchez prior to the deadline last week in my league. 10 team, keep forever. I’m also carrying like 3 SS (Bichette, Polanco, Kingery).

I’m in a 10 team keep forever, no salary, 8 keeper league. Is it too early to look at trading Sanchez for a draft pick given Smith’s success and his injury history? He’s still very young and still hitting when healthy.

Also, with R/RBI/OPS/AVG/HR/SB/K , W/L/ERA/WHIP/K/K:BB/NSV as categories, could you give me some advice early on who to look at keeping? My team is stacked.

C: Smith/Sanchez
1B: Goldy/Encarnacion
2B: Albies
3B: Rendon
SS: Bichette/Polanco/Kingery
OF: JustDongs/Blackmon/Meadows/Conforto

P: Syndergaard/Nola/Castillo/Paxton/Berrios among others, these are only guys I’m considering.

Thank you as always!

hondo
hondo
2 years ago

Only 38K watching the Youtube Rockies-Diamondbacks game.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Lucas Giolito farts in the general direction of the SON. What an outing.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wasn’t going to start him, but my opponent has Odorizzi, so I thought, what the hell, and put him in there. Sweet!

nitro
nitro
2 years ago

1. Just dropped I Happ for K Seager, good right?

2.Who to keep, Hiura or Sano ROS?

Thanks!!

vee
vee
2 years ago

hey Grey,

pick up Magill to close for SEA after 2 successful outings? or take a chance on Hudson to close for WAS after blowing the save last night?

Thx

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Who do you like best as 1B for ROS? 14T obp

Miggy
d’Arnaud
Vogelbach
Profar

ROS Player tater likes Miggy & Profar but Im curious about your thoughts. Vogel’s really slowed down and looks frustrated more often than not. Any imminent call ups that might be worth consideration?

Thanks

Tavern
Tavern
2 years ago

With Aaron Sanchez hitting the DL I’m looking for a replacement. Thoughts on Houser, Gallen, Montgomery, Velasquez or even Nick Anderson as my 3rd RP (also have T. Rodgers and L. Hendricks)? We have 9 pitching spots available and can be SP or RP with a limit of 12 starts per week. 12 team redraft points league with points for wins, losses, saves, holds, blown saves and typical stuff for hits, HRs, etc. Also thinking of dropping Chase Anderson so could you rank all of the above for the next two weeks (I’m on a bye this week). Thanks!

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

would you drop Paddack for Gallen or Webb ROS?

Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

What about Yarbrough and Lamet? Still Gallen?

cyler8
cyler8
2 years ago

Beautiful. Love me some Heaney lately. Thanks sir Grey!

Tough one here?

In a 10 team Roto dynasty keep forever league 6 X 6 OPS. Was offered Ronald Acuna JR for Juan Soto and Luis Robert.

We get 5 reserve keepers and mine currently are:
Luis Robert
Kristian Robinson
Julio Rodriguez
George Valera
Carter Kieboom

Thoughts? I feel like it’s too much but Tildaddy is maybe the #1 Fantasy player in an OPS league like this.

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
2 years ago

Eloy or Sano ROS as a utility bat?

Thanks!

Smitty
2 years ago

Looking to next week, I picked Delino up yesterday with the idea of picking up 2 or 3 quick points in SB’s. Felt good seeing him as a “potential” 2020 sleeper, but what about ROS? Seems to be playing more than not, but if I put him next week’s lineup (4 vs SEA / 2 @ LAA), Hoskins (3 vs PITT / 3 vs NYM) or Hosmer (3 vs LA / 4 @ SF) hits the pine. Smart? I dunno but need the bags. Leaning Hoskins (6 at home) over Hosmer’s weak numbers vs LAD/SF. Which Hoss is Boss?
Thx Greyson

Smitty
Reply to  Smitty
2 years ago

Also, whad’ya think about the Logan Webb kid as a streamer (at home vs SD) next week? Thanks Grey

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Didn’t know that – will plug in next week, love the home matchup. Still in 1st hangin by a thread. Run Delino!!!

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

NOTED! Thanks brother man

Jose
Jose
2 years ago

12tm h2h Drop C.Dick for Mayfield ?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 years ago

10 Tm redraft 6×6 with OBP, Doubles + Triples, and QS, IP/start as the extra cats. Sitting in first, will be getting a 1st round playoff bye, meaning I won’t be having to start until 9/9. I have 4 total moves left before the playoffs start and need to decide how to use my last 4 adds of the reg season. I cannot bank or carry over adds for the playoffs.

My team:
C: I am Legend
1B: Carlos Santana
2B: Eduardo Escobar
3B: J. Turner
SS: A. Rosario
CI: Pete Alonso
MI: Semien
OF: Mookie, Yelich, Yordan
U: Choo
BN: Mondesi, Voit (IL)
SP: Buehler, G. Marquez, Lynn, Boyd, Sonny Gray, C. Smith, Gallen, Heaney
RP: Hendricks, Hader

When both went down with injury, I cut Dahl and Laureano. Both are still available and the current stories in recent days give the impression both are shooting for the first week of September to return. I am not sold on Choo as my playoff U and am also worried Voit doesn’t come back with any power because of his injury which everyone admits he still needs offseason surgery for.

Also available FA include: Edwin Diaz, J. Upton, Khris, Pollock, Matz and prospects Lux, Tucker.

Assuming Mondesi comes back fine, I could cut Semien or A. Rosario, unless you would think either of the two would be a better start in the U slot. Choo or Voit would be my other possible cuts.

How do you rank the above FA replacements for September? Who do you see as the drops from the above?

Thanks for all your help and the great article!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sorry for the clarification, is that over Dahl & Laureano as stashes, or in addition to?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Perfect- thanks again!

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
2 years ago

My opponent in H2H playoffs is punting Saves, and I’m carrying 4 closers. I want to drop one to try to keep pace in Ks & QS. Who would you lose out of my stable of SAGNOFs: I. Kennedy, CMart, L. Hendricks, or Archie Bradley? Leaning Bradley bc he probably will hurt my ratios the most…

Thanks!

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Could also drop Ramos and punt catcher…or both. I’d be streaming with this roster spot(s).

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

In order to open up a streaming spot, would you drop Ramos (roll with no Catcher), drop Bradley (roll with 3 closers), or drop both (open up 2 roster spots for streamers).

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks, G!

crimedog
crimedog
2 years ago

Man Eloy is pretty disappointing this year. Who do you like as a keeper him or Hiura?

NickNice
NickNice
2 years ago

What about dropping hiura for j.d Davis

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I just lost Aaron Sanchez to the IL. I need a replacement

I am look at these guys:

Framber Valdez
Urquidy
Logan Webb (SF) – got 7 k’s first time out goes against Oak this weekend

Who should I get? leaning Webb

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks again buddy

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I know this was discussed above but agonizing over this Giolito start @MIN. SON is scaring me and they shelled him last time.

It’s either him or MadBum @ Oco Sat .

Also have Bauer @PIT Sunday which makes me oddly nervous.

Which one is the sit?

I just have absolutely zero room for error this week.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 years ago

Hello Grey,
Lame Catcher question:

Mejia or Murphy in 12 Team H2H with OPS and Holds?

Thanks much.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
2 years ago

pillar, calhoun, grichuk or schwarber?

iChiro
iChiro
2 years ago

Nice A.C. Slater reference———Momma

Coolwhip
2 years ago

By the by, remember when Bellinger and Yelich had like 10+ more HRs and a higher OBP than Trout? yeah neither do I. LOL! whats the over/under that Trout passes them by the end of season in the other stats?

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

haha yep. answer to every question is: “…because Trout”

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Would you stream Nova vs Tex or A. Wood @ Pit or both?

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Have a final UTIL spot open in a 14T obp, news overall production.

I’m currently holding Kyle Tucker on the hope of a promotion but thinking maybe that’s a bad idea.

Better ideas? Galvis, Miggy, Asdrubal, Slater, Berti, JP

Cleanest shirt the hamper…

Thanks

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Cal Quantril has quietly pieced together a solid rookie campaign since being called up for a “spot” start. He’s been getting better each month… not a high K guy, but feels like a mini Hendricks. Those July and Aug numbers look tasty AF after being jerked around by ‘aces’ like Bauer etc “Scuse me while i kiss the sky!…”
May 5.14 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 4.40 FIP, 8.1 K/9, 3.0 BB/9
June 4.02 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 4.36 FIP, 7.5 K/9, 2.8 BB/9
July 1.69 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 3.82 FIP, 7.2 K/9, 2.5 BB/9
Aug 2.70 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 3.21 FIP, 8.1 K/9, 0.4 BB/9

i’m moderately optimistic with his Dodgers start (could see a 6in 3ER), but more so about the rest of season (and maybe next year, i think his ADP could be a steal)

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yeah, in a super deep keeper league i’ve had him since he was drafted as there used to be hype around him, good genes yadda yadda. Paul was definitely a “pitcher” similar Maddox, not a “thrower”, and seems like he’s passed that on to his son too, and after a rough road through the minors looks like he’s finally blooming.

JC
JC
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Do you like him more than Aaron Sanchez LOL

Coolwhip
Reply to  JC
2 years ago

LOL… yes. Sanchez had a sample size of 2 and Quantril has been progressing over the season.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
2 years ago

Playoff stash in a H2H that counts losses–Heaney, Manaea, Gallen or Lamet?

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
2 years ago

12 team AL only, keep 13 — without knowing anything about roster construction of either team, Haniger for Chavis, who wins over next 3 seasons? Is it close, you think?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

HeyHeyHey!

Ugh, who is the better crappy 1B while I wait to see if Hoskins can figure out how to hit off a tee: Cooper or Hosmer? Player Rater says Hos, but Cooper’s (very slightly) sexier to me.

Lurves!!!!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
2 years ago

In AL keeper, Derek Fisher or Thaiss?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
2 years ago

And do you prefer Solak or Fraley to the better of these two?

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

Good Morning Grey
Would you replace Rhys ROS with any of the following available players?
Olson,JD Davis, Upton, H Dozier or Yaz
12 team hth
Thank you

DLev45
DLev45
2 years ago

Is Fiers safe to throw at home against the Yankees lineup?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
2 years ago

H2H 5×5 league.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Heaney over Lucchesi?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…

Tauchman or JD Davis?

Thanks

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Went from 11th place to 2nd and now drifting back into 4th (or worse) in my 12 team h2h league. My roster depleted by injury and a stupid GM – but I am having a hard time firing myself. So need some advice in hopes of hitting over .200 next week! Ten hitting categories so banjo hitters for average can help at times.

My roster:
Smith
Hoskins, Moose, JD Davis
Trea, Segura, Albies
Bryant, Soler, Aquino, Acuna, stream batty call spot
Util: Cron

I have two pickups without having to drop anyone such has been my injury load. Please pick two that might help me next week. Kole, Renato, Santander, C Walker, VanMeter, Voit, Avisail, J Dyson, Nola, Piscotty, Wong

Thank you

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yep, no good answers. Part of me wants to grab Voit and Avisail for Sept 2 playoff week and just take my lumps now. Praying Laureano gets back sometime but he will be rusty and rested no doubt.

I find myself looking at my football mock drafts more than I wish LOL

Batman
Batman
2 years ago

Can’t believe this is a question but would you drop Khris Davis for Kyle Seager?

Matty
Matty
2 years ago

“Young” Marlins 2B in a dynasty league for a dollar- do you prefer (not young) Berti for this year and next or (young) Isan Díaz?
I know they’re a little bit of apples and oranges, but who is less likely to severely underperform?

marti
marti
2 years ago

Barring a signing this offseason, who is closing for Rockies next year?

Good Bob
Good Bob
2 years ago

in the championship. Have two waiver claims left. Only want to use one for a streamer and keep one just in case I get an injury.
Would you rather stream Civale ($8.4) @ NYM or Cease ($11.1) vs. TEX?

cable
cable
2 years ago

h/h points 12 team league……want to pickup R McMahon (Rockies) for next week 7 games at home ..Braves,RedSox & Pirates……have to drop one of the following Hiura 3 games Home Cards..3 games Away Cubs………..Aquino away 7 games Marlins & Cards …..B Reynolds 3 games away Phils 4 games away Rockies …

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Dog

Saint
Saint
2 years ago

Hello Grey,

It’s not critical for me this week, however am I streaming Leake today at home against Colorado?

Thanks again for your thoughts

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Saint
2 years ago

I’d pass

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

People keep saying Heaney gets Houston and Boston next. But I think they’re missing that yesterday was double header, so he’ll pitch 5 days later, not 5 games later, which means he should get Texas and Oakland next.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

With the off-day tomorrow, 5 days later is the same as five games later and is @HOU.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Five-on-One
2 years ago

This is a good point. Disregard then.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
2 years ago

Rest of season player rater, Streamonator, and Donkey Teeth were all over Heaney.

Am I a bot? Is this a simulation? Mmmmm this scrap metal tastes good!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Is this Razzball or West World?

Kelley
Kelley
2 years ago

[email protected], [email protected], Darvish.v SF, [email protected] StL. Starting 3, which one should I sit? Thank you

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

12-team, 5×5 roto league:

1) Heaney’s next start is @HOU ($5.3). Start or Sit?

2) Need help in the infield.. Odor’s latest hot streak over? Myers losing playing time? Please rank top three from Flores, Urias, CTaylor, Adames, Adams, VanMeter, Longoria, Desmond…

3) Also need help in the OF. Please rank top three from Margot, Dyson, Grisham, Rojas, Fraley, JBJ, Demeritte, C-Dick, Bader, Murphy

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Five-on-One
2 years ago

1) As Cram points out below, he might get Texas instead of Houston. Stay tuned.
2) VanMeter, Longoria, Urias for me
3) Depends on needs…Grisham, Fraley, Demeritte, Dyson for me

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Couple of follow-ups.

1) Have to decide on Heaney today. If looks like @HOU, sit?

2) So VanMeter and Longoria over Odor and Myers?

Thank you.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Five-on-One
2 years ago

1) Upon further review, sounds like it is Houston. I’d sit him unless you have a bunch of innings remaining. Heaney pitched decently against Houston the last two times he faced them but still playing with fire.

2) Yes those are the two I’d want.

No problem.

Thundergunn
Thundergunn
2 years ago

Solak or Nola(the hitter)?

…would you drop Hoskins for JD Davis in a 14 team Yahoo H2H where i’m trying to keep my playoff spot and not keeping for next year? Or do you think Hoskins snaps out of this funk, walks are still there but dood’s been BRUTAL at the plate.

Also, calling it now, Berti is the new Deshizz for this site, 3 years from now he will be a post-post-post Malone hype sleeper!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Thundergunn
2 years ago

Nola for me.

Go with JD to save your playoff spot, but with 14 teams there should be some way to roster both.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Thundergunn
2 years ago

Berti’s old man. In 3 yrs he’ll be a softball coach

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!

Wonderful report! Wunderbar, Mensch.

a. Why is it that when I see the diminutive Rengifo I want to cry out ‘Run..Scifo!’ Better I ask Stumanji, huh?

b. Kudos to my buddy Peacecoast, on his boy VanMeter!!! Trust your instincts, PC. They never tell lies.

c. O’s won their 40th and celebrated like they had just won the World Series and horse racing’s triple crown all-in-one.

d. Don’t get me started on Sanchez! What MF medical exam was conducted that didn’t see he had a pre-existing condition? Oh, I get it. They ran a ‘battery’ of tests which consisted of 3 doctors wearing lab coats throwing 1000 batteries at him at 60 feet. ‘If he comes out alive from that ‘battery’ of tests, he gets my endorsement’, said dork doctor #1!

e. Agreed on Berti, he will be had at 200 easily. Guy is Rickey 2.0 with that cramped stance and great eye.

f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 21

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, 1947

Costello: Marriage is a three ring circus: the engagement ring, the wedding ring and the suffering.

Cheers,
Ante

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up!

I’m in a 10 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I’m in first and only concerned with the post season now (I’ll have a BYE round 1)

1. Can you rank the 3 best guys from this list please?
-Marwin
-willie Calhoun
-Kyle seager
-Pillar
-Brian Anderson
-Franmil
-Renato Nunez
-Oscar Mercado

2. Do you like any of the above guys over Tauchman, Kingery, or both?

3. How do you rank these closer options? Joe Jimenez, Jairo Diaz, Magill

4. Civale or Houser?

Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

1. Seager, Calhoun, Mercado for me
2. I have all 3 ahead
3. Jimenez, Magill, Diaz
4. Civale for me

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

Another question ! =)

5. How do you rank these guys? Kingery, Renato Nunez, Brian Anderson, Marwin

Thanks!

BH
BH
2 years ago

You guys starting these guys today?

Giolito @ Minnesota
Caleb Smith @ Atlanta

Thanks

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

Jon Berti is the poor man’s Whit Merrifield. Which is to say, the Marlins’ Whit Merrifield.

galica
galica
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

Cram It!!

Kudos to your boy Nola!! and kudos to you too for sticking with him.

Cheers,
Ante

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  galica
2 years ago

I still have to hate him, because he’s a Philly! It’s tough separating church and state sometimes…

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

Early next week Red Sox/Rockies in Colo for a short 2 game set ….for h/h points league players get to your FA’s available list and grab a few ….O/U run totals for these two games should be around 14 & I’ll go over ….Braves,Red Sox & Pitt all at home next week

Blah
Blah
Reply to  Cable
2 years ago

Genuinely appreciate this heads up…. just grabbed Tapia for the coming week, thank you much!

Jesse
Jesse
2 years ago

I’m a little embarrassed to admit I’ve been contemplating picking up Murphy as a second catcher to go along with Smith. Drop the stash Lux or Tucker for him? Won’t really need anybody until 9/10 for the playoffs, so not like I need a hot schmotato right now, which is kinda stopping me from doing it.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jesse
2 years ago

I’d keep the prospects for now

CTFDU
CTFDU
2 years ago

Are you atarting this pitchers today:
Giolito @min
Caleb Smith @Atl

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  CTFDU
2 years ago

I’m starting both but beware that Streamonator hates Giolito

Hamsandwich
Hamsandwich
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Dood’s friggin’ dealing.

Paddack Cake
Paddack Cake
2 years ago

Is it ok to drop Paddack to stream at this point? Or would you hold and ride it out.

NickNice
NickNice
2 years ago

Drop puig for j.d Davis?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  NickNice
2 years ago

Toss up but I’d stick with Puig

Rabbit
Rabbit
2 years ago

One guy you haven’t talked about much this year, Grey (unless I missed it) is Manny Machado. I’ve owned him all year to pretty much Bleh Effect (Blehffect?). He hasn’t gotten hurt and he has played all year, but he is on pace for a rather pedestrian (for the Juiced Ball Era) line of 86/33/92/5/265 (333 OBP). A perfectly OK line, but not what you (I) were expecting for where you (I) drafted him. Is this just what he is going to be in SD? He’s on pace to be slightly worse this year than Michael Conforto (on pace for 89/35/98/7/258, 366 OBP), and be slightly more valuable (maybe) than Hunter Dozier (on pace for 78/28/90/2/287 (364 OBP–my league’s OBP, yeah you know me). The funny thing is that even though Jo-Ram started off so horribly, he is going to end up a fair amount more valuable for me than Manny this year. Where do you see Manny going next year? Third round? Fourth round? I doubt I’ll be drafting him.

RazzBoi66
RazzBoi66
2 years ago

Drop Lugo for Magill or Diaz? Need some saves!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  RazzBoi66
2 years ago

I’d want Edwin

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
2 years ago

16 team H2H Keeper

Start Caleb Smith tonight at ATL and it will get ugly… bench him and he will play decent?

Or it’s Miami, they can’t score worth a damn

BadFantasyManager
BadFantasyManager
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
2 years ago

For the love of all of us that own Caleb Smith, bench him!

Sorry, but I have to classify to my league’s playoffs so any luck will help.

Now seriously, It has its risks but in a 16 team h2h I would start him, specially if you have IP minimum. K potential is there, just pray for the marlins to actually score.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  BadFantasyManager
2 years ago

I won my division so any losses ROS won’t affect my playoff status.

However, I had Snell, Dahl, Encarnacion, Voit, Simmons, D. Santana all go on IR.

All I have left for playoffs is Gallen, Boyd, Lester, Quantrill, Maeda, Luchessi, C. Smith.

My bullpen : Greene, Barnes, D. Castillo, Swarak (embarrassed)

My pitching is doomed.

My hitting: Trout, Blackmon , C.Santana, Bichette, G. Cooper, Alfaro, Soler, Tapia, B. Dozier, N.Goodrum.

I had Flaherty and Giolito lined up for a trade, but fell through 11th hour at deadline.

I’m in purgatory waiting to lose 1st round of playoffs, sucks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
2 years ago

Start him

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 years ago

Catcher question
Chirinos or Murphy at C in obp league

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  wwekoda2020
2 years ago

Murph

C
C
2 years ago

You starting Minor at home vs the Angels today?

Donkey Teeth
Admin