Arodys Vizcaino is out for the year.  Backdate that to spring training when he was having arm issues.  He needed to have his labrum fixed worse than an overworked gymnast.  Filling in for him is the dumpster fire that is A.J. Minter.  I’ve got a wild idea, hey, Braves, how about you sign Craig Kimbrel with the money you robbed from Albies?  Here’s Albies agent before the signing, “Albies, sure you want to take this deal?”  Albies replied, “Why are you asking, Al B. Sure?”  Then they stared at each other for five minutes until Albies had enough and signed.  The Braves’ bullpen is such a disarray of WUT, I don’t even know who their setup man is.  I guess it’s the guy working the docks in The Wire, but it could be the guy whose name was Riddle, but, due to poor penmanship, became Biddle.  A millennial just broke down my door and said, “It’s penpersonship.”  My bad!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  If Gausman is throwing his split-change more, than good things will happen.  So, I went to look at the leaderboards for change and splitter and split-change and change-split, which was just a tutorial on how to split a check.  Either way, I had to sort down to 10 IP to include Gausman.  That’s how early it is.  Although, he was near the top, so there’s promise here that I didn’t think he had two weeks ago.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .319.  You know he’s a Zombino because he’s twelve-hundred years old and once dined with Charlemagne. You also know you’re going to have an impossible time holding him in a mixed league team.

Lucas Giolito – 2 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Per the Streamonator, Giolito was throwing a sparkler like Ben Franklin in his stars & stripes underwear until Giolito hurt his hamstring.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and ejected after being plunked for pimping his home run.  All for hitters bat flipping, but when Tim Anderson, after his home run, pulled a VCR/TV combo onto the field and watched Derek Dietrich pimping his home run from two weeks ago, then ran around the bases, I thought it was too much.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-3 and his 2nd steal, but removed from the game when the catcher beaned Moncada with a throw to 2nd.  Okay, these beanball wars are out of control!  There’s so many beanball wars going on I’m afraid the Pirates are gonna knock down Goodrum.

Brad Keller – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.64.  Ironically, I look at Keller and I can’t see him on my teams.  Ironically used in the American sense, as in not what irony is.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games and his 17th homer in the last week and my 408th mention of him in the last month and why don’t you want to pick him up?  Are you afraid of success like your father says?  Sit on my lap and tell me–Figuratively!  Get off my lap, you weirdo!

Nick Pivetta – Optioned to Triple-A.  Damn, right after I nicknamed him The Air Pump.  Ya know, because when the opposing team is feeling deflated; don’t worry, here comes The Air Pump!  Replacing Pivetta in the rotation is Jerad Eickhoff.  That’s right, the Phils went from screwing us to a Jer-khoff.  I like this Jer-khoff guy, but more for deeper leagues or streams.  He’s around a 8.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 4.15 ERA guy with some chance for upside.

Odubel Herrera – Out with a hammy.  Or more accurately for ODB, a Hammy Hammy Ya.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .480.  Everyone wanted to own Kingery last year.   Don’t believe me?  Check your fantasy baseball diary you bought from Papyrus.  What does it say around this time last year?  Read it to me!  You reading, “I’ve been having unclean thoughts about Scott Kingery.  My mom wants to send me to a camp run by Kirk Cameron in Indiana.  I’m worried they will try to change me. What do I do?  I can’t just twirl my hair with my finger!”  See?  You loved him last year.  Time to love him again.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, hitting .237.  Not great for Kingery’s playing time, but with Segura and now ODB out, Kingery should have some runway for at least the next few days.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Donkey Teeth asked on Saturday in his roundup about a glossary term for Zombinos that are pitchers (old pitchers who have a resurrection).  Right now, Old Feller is in the lead.  Suggest in the comments better ones.  Don’t use Arrieta in the name.

Hector Neris – 2/3 IP, 0 ER (barely didn’t allow runs) and his 2nd save.  Kapler can’t quit Neris.  I don’t want to say Neris is even more locked into a closer role than, say, Brasier, but Neris kinda is.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.35.  Was definitely starting Zack Wheeler in Philly prior to Matz’s start, but then there was no way I could start Wheeler, which meant he was about to pitch well, and that was the reason why I started Wheeler in Philly.  *massive exhale* It could’ve been worse.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (2), hitting .324.  How about that Michael Conforto sleeper post of mine! (Didn’t he get drafted in, like, the top 60?  Sleeper?)  Quiet, Parenthesis!

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.00 vs. J.A. Happ – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.23.  This matchup was billed as, “Well, that’s an easy two guys I can’t start in any league,” which was later renamed, “Sonavabench!”  Bless your giant cojones if you started either guy, they are massive pants grapes.  Both pitchers looked better (obviously), but marginally.  Enough that I would hold them.  Eovaldi looked particularly sharp varying velocity and location, whereas Happ stopped throwing his crap four-seamer after he was roughed up early and showed better results.  Happ stays away from his once-great four-seamer, maybe he has a chance too.  Hopefully, we don’t see his evil twin again, M.I.S.

Dustin Pedroia – Lasted about 46 innings before another knee injury.  Even his Uncle Scooby would agree he’s toast.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Just Dong because what else is new.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Javy should light a match under Rizzo and Bryant to make sure they’re still alive.  I’m concerned.  By the way, Baez homered off Nick Anderson, everyone’s new favorite middle reliever.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.09.  I’m beginning to think drafting the entire Marlins’ rotation was not the best move.

Ji-Man Choi – 2-for-2, 3 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .293.  I spy a Ji-Man!  This is also his first interesting game all year, so I’m cyclops’ing him.

Yandy Diaz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .271.  Was beginning to think the clock struck midnight on Yandy and his muscles were turning into pumpkins.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .300.  Take a swig of that jug, Bra-Lowe!  (So juvenile.)  I don’t mind Lowe as a middle infielder, but him vs. like 12 other MIs is such a hard and boring choice.  Not as boring as Peraza, though, I realize that.

Steven Duggar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Singing a’la California Girls, “I wish they all could be Sexy Dr. Pepper.”

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .500.  *hand bursts through ground at Nationals Park*  “Hey, a hand just grabbed my cankle.  Oh my God, it’s gnawing my feet digits!”  Schmotato, yes.  But more concerning, Kendrick is a Zombino.

Matt Adams – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  That’s gonna do wonders for my Zimmerman shares. *rams head into wall, finds hidden compartment in wall, reaches hand in, mousetrap snaps shut on hand*

Matt Moore – Out for the year with a knee injury.  His doctor’s file is 27 U-Haul wardrobe boxes filled with papers.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Look at Turnbull’s gamelog.  What a charmed set of matchups.  Good luck next time out, sucker.

Justin Turner – Still out with an ankle injury.  Random Prediction Alert!  At the end of the year, I will say something like, “Turner wasn’t very good this year aside from that six-week stretch in the middle of the summer when he hit .375.”

Walker Buehler –  6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  *pulls hands back in quickly*  Almost lost my hand when that Buy Low Window shut.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Confession Alert!  I keep forgetting Pollock is on the Dodgers.  He hasn’t done a ton to remind me either, so, of course, this is his fault.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  That’s nice.  He can do it the rest of the year and I’m still not bothering with him.  Sorry Gray, that’s what I call him.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Are Twins pitchers throwing a 5-inning simulated game before every start and that’s why they can’t make it to the 6th?

Frankie Montas – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I hear he was pumping 98 with ease and looked filthy.  Well, 98 is Top 40 crap and take a shower! *intern whispers in my ear*  Oh, I see.  98 MPH, gotcha.  His peripherals look so meh.  I guess cyclops him, but I’m using the Streamonator for him.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .284.  Matt Chapman’s homers are killer vs. Matt Homer Chapman is a killer.  You see difference?

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .345.  Continues to swing a hot bat, and only owned in 32% of leagues.  What’s wrong with Choo?  Which is best said by Rosie Perez.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 7.41.  Being a big nature guy, I’m going to feed this bird on the window sill…hey, is that Greg– Damn, the Carrasco Buy Low Window slammed shut.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .226.  Quick!  Get him out of the lineup for Hanley or CarGo!  It’s imperative!

Erik Swanson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Here’s what I said for him last time, “With LeBlanc out for upwards to six weeks (Wade not Matt, though who knows where Matt is), Swanson was called up by the M’s.  Swanson’s a hard thrower the M’s got from the Yanks for Paxton, and has a solid-enough slider.  He could be a 9+ K/9 and mid-2 walk rate guy, so I’m buying in deeper leagues (to give you an idea, I dropped Roark for him).  The Prospectonator projections for him don’t look bad.  He’s above Kyle Wright, to throw out one random rookie starter.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Harrison Bader – Hit the IL after spending about five days on my bench being day-to-day.  The Cards had 17 outfielders, and the injured list is only ten days, so why exactly couldn’t they figure out IL’ing Bader sooner?  Not to answer, but for me to grumble.  This does give some runway to Jose Martinez (1-for-4), and I grabbed him in one 12-teamer.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 ks, ERA at 4.64.  This start makes me call up my friend, The Emoji With The Hand On The Chin and ask, “Hmm?”  It replies, “Hmm,” back and we’re at a stalemate.  Digging in on Wacha, and his peripherals are not great (4.70 xFIP, near-6 BB/9), but it’s early and I’m Wacha’ing him.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  OZUNA want to play in Milwaukee all the time.  OZUNA love stadium.  OZUNA does not know name of it either.

Paul DeJong – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  All singles yesterday for DeJong, which left girls at The Naughty Beaver saying, “These dollars smell like honey DeJong.”

Corbin Burnes – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.70.  Not a great start, but it’s just a miracle he’s pitching given Corbin Burnes’s son is 65 years old and hasn’t been in the Major Leagues since Major League:  Back to The Minors in 1998.

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rbrewertufts
rbrewertufts
3 years ago

Sorry 1B should be added – 1B Goldshmidt

and no I don’t think duplicate Pedersons exist!

rbrewertufts
rbrewertufts
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

I feel like I have one too many hitters. Should I try to trade any of these guys/drop someone? Especially with Anderson and Dozier on the waivers and Odor coming back soon(ish)? Help! :)

C – Molina
2B – Shaw
3B – Turner
SS – D. Gordon
OF – Betts
OF – Harper
OF – Benintendi
OF – Dahl
OF – D. Santana
OF – Pederson
UT – Votto
UT – Profar
UT – Pederson
DL – Odor

Thanks!

Saleaway
Saleaway
3 years ago

In a deep 10 team OPS,QS league (14 keepers)
Which side wins:
Sale/ Aguilar for Freeman/ Paddack

EB
EB
3 years ago

Grey,

Minter has looked bad, and as much as I’d like to think the Braves would sign Kimbrel, I just dont see it happening. Largely because of their international draft restrictions,and having to give up a 2nd round pick as well as the $ that goes with the slot. So with that being said who would you rather speculate on for saves ROS Minter or Jeffress ?

Also in a QS league best waiver SP to add Happ, or Hill?

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
3 years ago

NL-only keeper w/ 3 minors slots. I think I’m good enough to go for it this yr. Give $5 Senzel and $1 Toussaint for $32 E. Diaz and $1 Gorman? My “closers” are Minter and Romo.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

In a 12 team saves league, which one would you drop – Givens, Romo or Ian Kennedy. Which ones do you think have a chance at more than 15 saves?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

You, Michael, have a better chance at 15 saves than any of those humps.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  steve stevenson
3 years ago

Ha! When you don’t pay for saves, humps are what you get…

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
3 years ago

Marcell Ozuna for Josh Hader in keeper league which side do you want

Dane
Dane
3 years ago

Drop Skaggs or Heaney for Montas? Or hold?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

Tatis lead off spot. Guess he boned Mrs pujols then

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

need utility guy for 14 team mixed hth cats.
J Upton or J Bour?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Scott
3 years ago

One is playing (albeit like dogsh*t) other is out til maybe July

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- I’m normally loath to trade bats for arms, but with the pitcherpocalypse I feel desparate. Is Mancini too much for Wheeler?

Thanks

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  YC
3 years ago

Wheeler if you need pitching… Mancinis value won’t get any higher.

muskysmell
muskysmell
3 years ago

Scott Kingery or Dansby Swanson

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

Winker or C. Walker ros? 12 team 6×6 total bases

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, would u drop Paddock to pick up Strasburg?

Mr Grey
Mr Grey
3 years ago

Just ask offered Eaton and Flaherty for Bell and Meadows my head is saying yes but my gut is saying no because of Meadows my pitching kinda stinks and I still would have Smoak and Abreu at first and Benny, Stanton, Rosario as my main OF, what does the wish Grey say, stand pat or pull the trigger

Mr Glass
Mr Glass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah I mean my rotation is Greinkie, Price, urius(bullpen now), Castillo, lucchesi, and Merrill Kelly so it could use some help.
The rest of my team shakes out like this
Grandal (c)
Abreu/Smoak/Bell (1st)
Hampson/ Odor (2nd)
Arenado/Senzel (3rd)
Tim Anderson/DeJong/Tatis (ss)
Benny/Stanton/Rosario/Meadows (of)

Dingo37
Dingo37
3 years ago

OsteoporosACE

Dingo37
Dingo37
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gereacetrick

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Need to cut one player to activate Dahl. Who do you cut out of mikolas, woodruff, vogelbach or schoop? Obp league also k/9. Mikolas is not as valuable in this format unless he can get qs, and keep his whip and era good but he was plenty valuable last year. It’s been a rough start.

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H points………was offered his Kimbrel for my K Giles

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey, would u drop Paddock to pick up Strasburg?

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

LICHer

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

WITCHer

JC
JC
3 years ago

Dahl is coming off the IL shortly.
I need to drop either him or
Muncy
Travis Shaw
Eduardo Escobar
Thank you

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

Trade Paxton and EE for Bellinger?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

Keeper btw

JP
JP
3 years ago

Grey-Springer or Mize, Cease and Gateral?

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Roto-Won on the radio with the Fly Index. Gotta love baseball. Can come up with a new metric at any time

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He was on XM discussing some new index that takes fly ball distance and launch angle into account. Called the fly index.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Shockingly enough those with longer fly ball averages and better fly ball launch angles are projected to hit more Home Runs.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

In a 14 team HLD+SV league, would you hold onto Betances?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sano or Betances for one DL spot in OBP?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Ok to cut peraza in a 12 team league with an mi spot. It is obp too. He was benched again yesterday. He is hitting low in the order. I wonder if he even will have a spot once gennett returns and if Senzel comes up and is ever healthy. I hate the fact I am even thinking about it but it is a dead spot on my roster. I added Jorge Polanco a while ago. Hes hitting but no sb. This move would be to activate lindor. Kingery was added. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

Btw, peraza on bench again today. That’s two straight games on the bench now

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

Better 2-start option for next week?

Pineda vs BAL/@HOU

or

Happ @LAA/@SF

ROS? Neither?

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

I’ve added Roman Quinn everywhere, just in case he starts again over the weekend and has a nice series in Coors. Has anyone else done the same?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Just picked him up because Moose is benched today and I’m a bat short.

Free Victor Robles
Free Victor Robles
3 years ago

Hunter Dozier or Kiermier? Kiermier can give you 15-20 SB with decent power if he can stay on the field.

Also, Gausman, Rodon (peripherals looking good this year)?

This is for a standard roto league that using QS instead of wins.

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

Judge or Bellinger ROS?

JohnnyMO
JohnnyMO
3 years ago

I own Vogelbach and Franco. Either one worth dropping for Dozier?

I want to pick up all the guys you say – but it’s a ten teamer. I just don’t have space for them all.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

Looking to add a third piece to trade, how would you rank these for an OBP league: C Taylor, A Gordon, J Peraza, , M Sano, B Dozier, Healey, F Galvis, Schoop

thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

No-va. Amiright?

FIP *blows rasberry* – stupid new-fangled stats.

Somewhere Murray Chass nods smugly.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Late boomer #neverforget

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You’ve obviously forgotten haha. My suggestion of late boomer as a glossary entry for a hitter experiencing a power surge late in his career was rejected in the most egrgious act of its kind in the entire history of Razzball.

It doesn’t work for a pitcher, but it would be remiss of me not to take the opportunity to air this particular grievance.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Almost as *egregious* as my spelling.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Culligan Man?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ah, not a cultural icon I was familiar with. Looks like he deals with saltiness perhaps.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ha!

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
3 years ago

Clint frazier or c walker ros 10 team ops.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

10 team H2H keeper. Move Pete Alonso and Paddack for Bellinger? I have Hoskins at 1B and Bellinger could anchor my OF. Too much to give for Bellinger? Thanks!

Pager24
Pager24
3 years ago

I guess it could be a bit controversial but?

glossary term for a resurrected ace- “JeezAce”

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
3 years ago

Got Strasburg for j polanco and eflin. Howd i do?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Ok, well ODB officially on IL/DL. Fark!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
3 years ago

How about ZombSPino

Los Putos
Los Putos
3 years ago

Zombino SP: Grandpa Joe.

No one more famous for coming alive after being thought for dead.

(Fuck Grandpa Joe btw)

Coupla ?s

What’re we doing with Chris Taylor? (Fuck Dave Roberts too) Leonys Martin and Reddick avail.

Am also stashing Sano and Didi on IL. Bader just hit the IL. Any swap outs here or sit tight w Bader on bench.

Sidenote: Amazon Music New Wave playlist belting out “Psycho killer”.

Cant help but sing along, sliding in “Curt Casali” in the lyrics

Have a great rest of the day!

U
U
3 years ago

Well Pineda dookied the bed. Who would you start this weekend?

Caleb vs Wsh
Touki @ Cle

happyharry
happyharry
3 years ago

12 team, h2h, 6X6. I need a Pitcher, what’s your top three from this group?
Darvish, C. Smith, Woodruff, Pineda, Minor, C.Rodon….thanks man!

Snootchie Bootchie
Snootchie Bootchie
3 years ago

I’m just checking to see if I’m missing something…a guy in our league dropped Mazara for H. Dozier. Mazara doesn’t have fantasy AIDS or anything does he?

Sooooofarteeeee
Sooooofarteeeee
3 years ago

The infamous catcher question.

Beouf or Alfaro ROS?

:D

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Hate to humblebrag, but I started Happ last night. Then again, I am the greatest manager in baseball history… so….

Eng
Eng
3 years ago

Gray! My first comment of this season and my umpteenth season following you. Still da M’f’in best.

For ROS please rank: Skaggs, Eovaldi, JA Happ, Shoemaker

I just traded Bryant for a terrible closer and it felt good. I’m officially out where KB is concerned and the fact his name is so similar to Kobe’s disgusts me.

Eng
Eng
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you!!!

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
3 years ago

I’m log jammed in a number of areas, looking to optimize for streamers since my SP situation is awful.

C – Willians Astudillo
1B – Freeman
2B – Whit Merrifield
3B – Baez
SS – Corey Seager
MI – Swanson
CI – Jesus Aguilar
OF – Trout, E. Rosario, Pham, Dee Gordon, Clint Frazier
Bench – Hunter Dozier, Ian Desmond, Semien
IL – Justin Upton and Dahl

SP: Carrasco, Chris Archer, Luis Castillo, Yu Darvish, Jon Gray, Domingo German, Kyle Hendricks
RP: Blake Parker, Colome, Ryan Brasier, Strop, Jeffress

1. Any of my bats droppable to pick up Avasail Garcia? Or just hold? Feel log jammed with MI’s and my OF could use a boost ROS.
2. I somehow autodrafted 2 set up men and had no true closers. Now I have 5 so/so ones. Are there 1 or 2 that are droppable to open up streaming slots?
3. Any of the bats OK to drop for a streaming slot?

Thanks as always!

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dude, THANKS!

snarky anklebiter
snarky anklebiter
3 years ago

Is there really any difference in Ender and Leury at this point?

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

M.Strahm or L.Weaver?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
3 years ago

weaver has been apparently working on a “slurve”and the results look solid besides facing LA to open the year.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

In what type of league should we be looking at add Joey wendle to stash? He’s avail in a deep 12 teamer.

Him or Jo-Ma?

Caleb Elfenbein
Caleb Elfenbein
3 years ago

Grey and everyone—

Trade question. 15-team roto mixed league w/standard scoring (five keepers per year).

Active Roster:

C: Posey
1b: Goldy
2b: Baez
SS: Mondesi
3b: Franco
MI: Tatis
LF: Rosario
CF: Bader
RF: Santana
U: K. Davis

I’ve got D. Peralta on the bench because of an eligibility-related draft snafu.

Staff: Bauer, McHugh, Wheeler, A. Sanchez, Matz, Skaggs, J. Hicks, Hand, Trivino (to replace Vizcaino)

Pitching is a mess. Offense has been great so far, but I’m worried about CF. Bader has been terrible and is now in IL. It’s slim pickings on the wire.

Got a trade offer of Haniger/Jorge Polanco for Tatis/Peralta. I’d hate to let Tatis go, but I do like Haniger. Thoughts on this deal? Trying to balance going for it this year (3rd place right now, but I know it’s early) and planning for the future. Sure would be nice to swap Peralta for some production I could get into the lineup. Tatis has a super high BABIP, which may be inflating his avg., but his BABIP isn’t out of line with his history in the minors. Is Tatis someone to hold onto for the year?

Thanks!

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
3 years ago

A) Machado / Syndegaard / Swarzak or B) Arenado / Wheeler?

Can’t keep Arenado… but can keep Machado

mikey swag
mikey swag
3 years ago

Yandy Díaz or Christian Walker in a dyno?

cheers

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
3 years ago

Ace Centura

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

last one today — Forsaken Master
tough criteria — previous ace, rise from the dead, and ace again, all to a catchy name.

You tough grader Professor Albright

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorilla
3 years ago

Makes me think of Verlander

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

Are these offers too much for Hoskins (Hoskins owner needs pitching)? Trade analyzer pegs them as fair(a little too fair maybe).

1) E.Rosario & Lucchesi For Hoskins

2) E.Rosario & Happ for Hoskins (Selling low on Happ , but are we going to get a chance to sell high on him?) )

3) Should I be targeting Benintendi instead of Hoskins?

My Pitching staff for context:
Nola, Castillo, Lucchesi, Happ, Junis, Gibson, Shoemaker, Velasquez(streamer), and Ryu on the DL

12Team 5×5 +sv+Hld /+obp + slug%

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Awesome. Always appreciate the input. Thanks man!

slimbo
slimbo
3 years ago

thanks for the last response i have 1 more question

time to cut Miguel Cabrera or Nimmo in a dynasty?

could grab Walker or Kingery or open up a stream spot

thanks!

Lucky Dog
3 years ago

I’m feeling an Eloy Jimenez hot streak coming. He’s been getting some hits, and seems like he’s being a little more patient while still maintaining some aggressiveness. Was able to watch his ABs today & liked what I saw. Earlier in the year there wasn’t any balance – just way too aggressive with everything. I think he’s adjusting.

Just a hunch, but I think you’ll soon be referring g to him as “El Joy” for what he brings those who have shares.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m hoping you get to use that nickname a LOT in the coming weeks. :)

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

So with the changes you made, would you trade K Jansen, D Peralta and C Pinder for J Berrios, J Peraza and DeJong?

It’s also worth mentioning that with SV+HLD, closers don’t have any more value than set up guys and with Jansen and Rosario getting expensive, I wasn’t planning on keeping them but would probably keep a cheap Berrios. I took over a pretty bad team and while I am trying to compete, I am also trying to build up my core of keepers for next year. Best keepers so far are Tatis Jr, W Contreras, Puig, Segura, Donaldson, Severino, Paxton, Glasnow, and Treinen.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Walker or Vogelbach? Power bench bat in 12T roto

Duetch Dominator
Duetch Dominator
3 years ago

What are your thoughts on Domingo German?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duetch Dominator
3 years ago

He’s a cool dude.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

ok, that right here should be used for all of these “what you think” questions that are completely open ended. or something similar.

David Bevis
David Bevis
3 years ago

Satchelistos

David Bevis
David Bevis
3 years ago

Satchelistos

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I think it’s meant like delicious

Upper deck power
Upper deck power
3 years ago

Hey grey love the work u do. Read it daily. My question would u cut devers for yandy or dozier? How much longer can someone wait for the breakout of devers? Its daily H2H lots of categories and devers gives me nothing but k’s. Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 years ago

Great work Grey!

and thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions…

16 team H2H weekly points league…(redraft)
this is my team:
C Alfaro
1B Alonso, Pete
2B Altuve
3B Eduardo Escobar
SS DeJong
OF Buxton
OF Laureano
OF F. Reyes
Util H. Dozier

IL – Olson
IL- Dahl
IL – Stanton

SP Kershaw
SP Buehler
SP Bieber
SP Berrios
SP E. Rodriguez
RP Glasnow
RP Yates
RP AJ Minter

Bench
SP Darvish
SP Lucchesi
SP Touki Toussant
RP Chirinos
RP Josh James
SP Swanson

I just got offered Manny Machado for Kershaw… what do you think? does this help my team?

Thanks again!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

perfect, thank you and who should I drop now that Dahl is back?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you!

Brian Friel
Brian Friel
Reply to  RicoSuave
3 years ago

Gotta activate Dahl who do I drop

Kike, Smith Jr, Heyward, Peraza

I have Inciarte and Hoskins as OF eligible.

Thanks!

slimbo
slimbo
3 years ago

Hey

would you cut Amed Rosario or Travis Shaw for any of these guys?

Jorge Polano, Kiermaier, Christian Walker or Yandy Diaz

Thanks!

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
3 years ago

Drop Avisail, Healy, or hold for Joey Wendle?

Scrapski
Scrapski
3 years ago

Grey!
Clint Frazier or Mazara ros?
Thanks!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you start Julio Urias tonight in Milwaukee? I’m fraidy skeered.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. how do you rank this MI’s who i will probably drop in a few weeks? mcmahon (returning today?), lowe, kingery.

thank yo.

HomerHWBush
HomerHWBush
3 years ago

Which side do you like:

A) Puig
B) Glasnow + Peraza

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

“start anybody at home versus Toronto…”

Can’t watch Pineda anymore. He can’t strike out anybody.

I’m 2-0 but my team is affecting my real life emotions this week [rage emoji]

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

I was up 7-2 in a category league now I’m down 5-6 just because of pineda. 2-0 sounds nice now doesnt it ;)

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

12 team h/h points ….Is Jimmy Nelson at this point worth a roster spot ….not t much left on waiver all Mia SPers, Montas.Lynn,D Rodriquez,M Jelly….

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Cable
3 years ago

That’s M Kelly

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Put out a BOLO on Pineda’s Ks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

damn that start went sideways fast – looks like I need to do some damage control

Streaming Qs coming in 3, 2, 1…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

This one hurts extra for me if Touki goes out and deals @ CLE tomorrow

Anyway, looking at tomorrow thru Sunday – my options are (pick 2):
Sabathia v. KC
Lyles v. Giants
Strahm v. CIN
Mikolas v. NYM
Cahill v. SEA
Gibson @ BAL

I’m partial to rolling Sabathia and Strahm but wanted your opinion

Brokenarrow
Brokenarrow
3 years ago

Soto for Vlad? Thanks in advance!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

14 team keep 6 (OBP, TB, HR, SB, RBI, R and QS, ERA, WHIP, K, K/BB, SV+HLD)

1) Trade my K Jensen, E Rosario and C Pinder for his J Berrios and J Peraza and B Dozier?

2) Would you rather give up D Peralta or E Rosario?

3) Would you rather want B Dozier or M Sano or DeJong as the third piece?

Db
Db
3 years ago

Thoughts on Luke weaver @pitt next time out?

IhateGreyAlbright
IhateGreyAlbright
3 years ago

Thoughts on Verdugo?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Would you trade Arenado for Vlad?

14T keeper, Vlad a 20th round keeper, Arenado 1st

I know it’s a lot but Vlad could carry the team for the next decade.. unless he turns out to be injury prone.

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Ok to cut peraza in a 12 team league with an mi spot. It is obp too. He was benched again yesterday. He is hitting low in the order. I wonder if he even will have a spot once gennett returns and if Senzel comes up and is ever healthy. I hate the fact I am even thinking about it but it is a dead spot on my roster. I added Jorge Polanco a while ago. Hes hitting but no steals. I also have ketel marte. Thanks

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Vlad Jr. hit a 440+ foot HR yesterday. Out of the stadium. 107 exit velocity. Dude’s mashing.

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Did anyone get a look at Jeffress last night? His rehab outings were less than great, but yesterday’s box score looks good. Velocity? Movement? Etc.?

Can you rank Hampson, Shaw, and Hunter Dozier? 12 team H2H redraft. Have a fairly balanced team.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

Catcher question…sorry

Hold D Jansen in a shallow OBP league or drop for: Alfaro, Phegley, Zunino, Barnhart, Flowers

Thanks!

Luke T
Luke T
3 years ago

Tried scrolling through the comments to see if this was asked already, but didn’t see it. Miggy or Walker ROS.

Thanks again!

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
3 years ago

holy crap i’m in a spot with ONLY MAC computers and probably not the greatest internet speed (however, i KNOW PC’s work just fine in this same spot) and without an adblocker this site wouldn’t work basically at all. i mean i was waiting for like 30 something minutes (this is in chrome too, maybe that’s why) watching it churn. then said, wait a minute, let’s see if it’s only the ads MIXED with some group of weak internet + MAC + chrome. yep, works fairly ok now. this isn’t posted as saying you guys need to do anything, but is a reminder to me to NOT OFTEN GET INTO SPOTS OF HAVING TO USE A MAC.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes, I highly recommend ad-free and can now navigate ten times more quickly and one added benefit is no more PTSD nightmares of boils on morbidly obese popping and showering me with transfat puss droplets…

Barry
Barry
3 years ago

Pivetta be gone!

Wade, Pablo, Shark, or Yonny.

Thanks

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!